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Young Adult Fantasy Spotlight: The Mansion’s Twins by Rose Channing @RoseMChanning


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Young Adult, Fantasy


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At the Crossworlds Book 1

A beautiful, magical world has been ravaged by a terrible storm. Homes were destroyed, families torn apart, and even the sweetest magic twisted by darkness. Even years later, the world remains damaged, unbalanced, and dangerous, waiting for someone who might restore what was lost. Only the magic of twins has a chance, but the birth of twins is exceedingly rare.

In our own world, Ellie and Savannah know nothing of this. They know nothing of other worlds, magic, or even each other. Until magic blooms inside, them and draws them together. After years of feeling alone, raised apart and in the wrong world, the twin sisters are reunited at last. They find their way home, and discover their destiny.

The girls are welcomed into a grand mansion, the safest place in the aftermath of the storm. There, they learn who they are and what they have to do. To restore the world, they must travel through the mansion to the center of magic and reset the balance.

They discover their magical abilities, find joy and friendship in the mansion’s family, and face the dangers of the storm’s left-behind magic. The journey to the center of magic is full of twists and turns, magic and excitement. Ellie and Savannah support each other to overcome obstacles along the way, knowing the whole world is depending on them.

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Excerpt:

The ground shook beneath her feet as she ran. The air felt wrong, and even the halls she’d grown up in were suddenly unrecognizable. It wasn’t only the shouts and blinding lights that made it so. Battle was familiar to her, but this was more than just another fight.
Someone in front of her screamed. That was all the warning she had before fireballs flew in her direction. She reacted quickly, throwing up a shield against them. Heat seeped through her protective bubble, but nothing more could reach her. Yet even when that attack was over, she knew she was far from safe. The room was beginning to collapse, and a horde of enemies stood in every direction between her and a way out.
The all too familiar sensation of terror began to overwhelm her. She took a breath, allowing herself to pause for a moment. It was a technique she had taught herself, to find a quiet space in her mind even in the heat of battle. She couldn’t stop moving for a moment, but she could find stillness somewhere within.
 This is for you, she reminded herself, bringing an image of her husband and children into her mind. I’ll find you again, no matter what… She couldn’t let herself believe those last brief kisses were real goodbyes, couldn’t dare imagine that all her little girls would have left of her was a short, handwritten letter.
Leaving all fears behind, she threw herself into the fight, taking strength from the memories of her family.
I will find you again. Whatever happens, I’ll find a way.


About the Author:

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Rose Channing has been a believer in magic and other worlds since childhood, and set out on a journey to bring those worlds and magic to life. She lives in the mansion with Ellie and Savannah, most of the time. When she can get outside her fantasy land, she lives in Oregon with her loud and loving family, a fat lazy cat, and a lot of nonsense-filled notebooks.

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Fantasy Spotlight: The Shield of Soren by D.M. Cain @DMCain84


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Fantasy


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The Light and Shadow Chronicles Book 2

Ten-year-old Soren Nitaya’s marked talent makes him the youngest soldier ever to become an apprentice to the legendary warrior, Raven Lennox. As a prince of Alcherys, he will be expected to fight in the eternal war against the Brotherhood of Shadow when he reaches sixteen.

But is the young prince up to the task when he’s more interested in causing mischief than in mastering weapons?

When one of Soren’s adventures goes off course, he unwittingly unleashes a deadly threat. It appears that an age-old prophecy is finally coming to pass, and Soren and his family must take a perilous journey deep into their enemy’s land. Does Soren have what it takes to save his country before the Brotherhood destroys everyone and everything he loves?

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Excerpt:

With a loud clang of metal slamming into metal, the final bolt was undone. Reign slowly pulled the door open, and Vincent found his breath catching in his throat.
High-pitched whimpering came from the tiny bundle of rags cowering at the back of the cage. Her long silver hair parted for a moment and Vincent could see her wide, silver eyes, terrified and innocent. Vincent’s skin prickled with discomfort. He hoped that Reign had a damned good reason for capturing a small child like this.
Beside the glass cage were two oil lamps, both resting unlit. Reign reached up and took one down. Then, in a single savage moment, he slammed the lamp onto the floor of her cage. The girl screamed in terror and covered her head with her hands, but he hadn’t been aiming for her.
The shattered glass gave way to a stream of oil that spread out in a pool across the floor. This seemed to scare the girl even more, and she began to cry quietly, sobbing into her clenched hands.
Reign looked back at Vincent. Excitement flashed in his eyes as he drew a match from a box in his pocket. A small flare of light, a flicker of sulphur and a small flame danced on top of the match. With another laugh, Reign tossed the match into the glass cage.
Vincent gasped as the oil ignited in a rush of intense heat. The entire floor of the cage burst into flames. Vincent tried to rush forwards to save the girl from a fiery death, but the heat was too intense. A hand tapped incessantly at his shoulder, and he tried to brush it away, but Reign grabbed hold of his hand.
“Look! Look!” Reign shouted excitedly, pointing at the cage.
When his eyes fell upon the cage, Vincent froze to the spot, his eyes nearly popping from their sockets. “But…how?”
The girl, who Vincent had assumed would be burning in agony, was somehow floating above the flames, hovering at the top of her cage. From her back sprouted two enormous wings of the purest white feathers Vincent had ever seen. The two beautiful white fans could only just fit within the confines of the cage, and as she beat them to stay afloat they fanned the flames beneath her.
It wasn’t just her wings that dazzled Vincent with their purity. Her whole body had adopted an ethereal, almost ghostly, silver aura, her hair shimmering with radiance. She didn’t seem too frightened any more, but there was a definite hint of sadness in her gentle eyes.
Vincent studied her carefully, struggling to catch his breath, which he hadn’t realised he had been holding. “What is she?” he managed to croak.
Reign grinned and draped an arm across Vincent’s shoulder. “She, my friend, is an angel.”


About the Author:

d m cain

D.M. Cain is a dystopian and fantasy author working for Creativia Publishing. The Light and Shadow Chronicles series features a range of books which can be read in any order. The series books to date include A Chronicle of Chaos and The Shield of Soren. D.M. Cain is currently working on the next novel in the Light and Shadow Chronicles series, The Sins of Silas, as well as two complementary novellas entitled Genesis of Light and Origin of Shadow.

Cain has released one stand-alone novel: The Phoenix Project, a psychological thriller set in a dystopian future. The Phoenix Project was the winner of the 2016 Kindle Book Review Best Sci-Fi novel Award.

D.M. Cain is also a member of the International Thriller Writers and one of the creators and administrators of the online author group #Awethors. Her short story The End was published in Awethology Dark: an anthology by the #Awethors.

Cain lives in Leicestershire, UK with her husband and young son, and spends her time reading, writing and reviewing books, playing RPGs and listening to symphonic metal.

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Memoir Feature and Author Interview: Goodbye, Mr. President by Laura McClure @love3083


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History, Biographical


goodbye mr president

Release Date: March 3, 2017

Read how a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother says goodbye to the POTUS, President Barack Obama. Best Selling Author, Laura McClure, shares her memoirs of growing up with the prejudices of the south, yet having faith in the highest office in the United States of America.

Laura tells President Obama goodbye with respect and honor, all while traveling down memory lane.

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I want you to understand why this man. Barack Obama, and his presidency is so very important to me and millions of other African Americans.  For those of us that lived through the sixties, his campaign brought back the excitement of the Kennedy years;  it motivated us to get involved and feel like we had a part in history. He was not just a Black man, he is black and white, educated and had worked in the communities, so he knew how to reach out and bring people together. I felt like he could move with the powerful yet hold a conversation with the everyday person. I believe that he had the heart of the people and he was willing to work for all Americans.

To the young people of today, he was someone who they could relate to. Someone who was speaking to them and cared about what they had to say and wanted for this country.


About the Author:

laura mcclure

Laura McClure, Author, Motivational Speaker
My name is Laurelia Mcclure ( Laura McClure) I am married to Robert McClure, and we have been together for fifty-five years. I am the proud mother of six children, sixteen grandchildren, and soon to be the great-grandmother of thirteen great-grandchildren. I knew that I had to work and help my husband support our family. So I decided to find a job that I could advance in and make a decent living. I chose Hotel work. I made friends with some very good people in the industry that helped me get the training and knowledge that I would need to advance. I soon became a manager trainee. Soon I would become a manager and executive in five star/ five diamond hotels.
I worked for the very best hotels in my state and later moved on tho become Director of Environmental services for Lake Shore Hospital in Birmingham, Al.
In 2009, I lost my daughter to HIV/AIDS. She was thirty –nine years old. A single parent with one child. My family and I started the Dotes Foundation. Our goal was to educate and inform concerning HIV/AIDS. Also to help destroy many of the myths that are associated with Aids. We also raised funds and helped build a clinic for children and Aids patients in Swaziland Africa. A country that had been hard hit by HIV/AIDS.

I always wanted to be a writer and have my work published. I was afraid of stepping out and pursuing my dream. At the age of seventy, I finally got the courage after listening to many sermons by my pastor on being all that you can be in life. Also, I have a large support team in my family. On October 8, 2014, my first book “Angel in the Midst” was released. Four months later my second book “It Ain’t Over Yet! It’s Just Beginning was published and on September 28, 2015, my third book “Unvarnished Truths, Coming Clean was published,
In One year, I had PUBLISHED THREE BOOKS, and there is more to come.
I will tell anyone that if God has given you a dream, then you need to make that move. He will not give you a dream what he won’t supply the means for you to accomplish it. Just remember that you can do all things through Jesus Christ.
I am just like Nike, and you can also be. “Just Do It.”

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Author Interview:

What is your favorite book to read?

Father To The Fartherless by Paul H, Boge. This book has touched me so much and it has made me even more willing to give and help others that are in dire need of help here and abroad.

How many books do you have published?

I currently have five books published. I did not start my journey of writing until I was seventy years old. My first book was titled “Angel in the Midst”. I later changed the name to Unvarnished Truths Beyond the Pole.  Then I went on to write two more books in the Unvarnished series. I lost my daughter and I went through quite a few emotional changes and I wrote about them in my book “It Ain’t Over Yet! It’s Just Beginning.

Are you currently working on a book?

I am working on a book now that is all about young love and it’s traps.

If you were to recommend your books to a stranger, which book would you advise them to start with? Why?

If I had to recommend one of my books to a reader, I would tell them to read It Ain’t Over Yet! It’s Just Beginning.

Who is your favorite character?

My favorite character to write about is Brandi, the central character in the Unvarnished Series.
Brandy started off on a road that was leading her nowhere and she found the courage to make a change and then influence others to follow their dreams. I was amazed at her strength and growth.
I truly enjoyed writing this book about the President and my growing up on the south. I did not realize how far I had evolved in my thinking until O wrote this book.

Do you ever get writer’s block? How do you cope with it?

When I get writers block, I go away from the project. I meditate and meditation always revive my creative juices. Going for long walks helps me to restore my passion for my life and work. Sometime just quietly thinking about all the goodness that is mine to share.

Do you have any advice for new authors?

My advice to newcomers id to learn all you can from others who have accomplished the things that you want to accomplish in your career of writing and then do you. Never give up, stay focus and keep pushing. Also be a goal setter and never be afraid to change.


M/M: HERO: A First Time Gay Romance by Burt Maverick @Burt_Maverick


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Gay Romance


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Handsome and popular, All-American Hometown Hero Bobby Joe Dupree didn’t think anything could be worse than finding out his best friend Davey is gay. Until he finds out he’s the object of his friends sexual desires.

“Bobby Joe was the most popular boy in our small, West Texas town ever since I could remember. He was the Captain of the college football team. President of our Student Body Council, Valedictorian when we graduated high school, a state wrestling champ, football champ, baseball champ. And voted most likely to succeed. He was the perfect All-American boy… And I loved him. I loved him with every fiber of my soul, and I had ever since we were children…”

This is a very intense sexual romance featuring first time gay sex.

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About the Author:

burt maverick

**Amazon Author Superstar Bonus recipient for April, May, and June 2015** Awarded to the Top 100 Authors on Amazon

Hi friends! I’m just an average guy who likes to write smutty romance stories to get people off…and maybe even make a little skrilla on the side. Have fun reading them, I know I had fun writing them…One handed!

I call my writing Pulp Porn Romances, because I like to concentrate on the sexual side of budding relationships.

You can FOLLOW me Here on Amazon and you will be notified of new releases, or follow my News Letter mailing list. http://eepurl.com/bs4pgj

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Hey friends, just a reminder, I’ve had 40+ titles removed by Amazon, pending, new titles and/or content. So make sure to read the inside before you purchase.

All of my books are written by me. I do NOT use a ghost writer and I do NOT buy other people’s work. Thank you!

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Also remember friends – most of my short stories are edited by a stoned monkey. He’s not that good, and I probably should have let him go, years ago. But I kind of like the guy, and he also has a whole troop of little monkeys and a couple of adopted squirrels to support…and that’s kind of hard for a stoned monkey. So go easy on the guy, he’s just trying to make an honest living….Have a Great Day!

Burt Maverick and the Stoned Monkey


Inspirational Fiction Spotlight: The Soul’s Hope by Beverly Knauer @authorbevknauer


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Contemporary Fiction – Inspirational Fiction


the souls hope

A Love Story Of A Different Kind. . .

Aria and Jonathan Cohen live the good life. They have great jobs in the film industry, a lovely home in Beverly Hills, California, and an angelic five-year-old named Sammi. But something odd is definitely happening in the Cohen household. Sammi is experiencing the strangest nightmares, but she refuses to talk about them. Together, they embark on a mission to solve this mystery.

Olivia Buffet, age 32, owner of a yoga studio, has a harrowing secret she’s hesitant to share with anyone except her best friend, Jax. She thought she’d escaped from the life-and-death situation that hung over her like a black cloud, but now, strange incidents are happening. She wonders—is she still in danger?

Margo Phillips, turning 70 on her next birthday, is falling in love. She has lived alone since losing her family in a horrifying tragedy that changed the course of her life. Margo needs closure before she can commit to her new relationship, but she’s shocked at how the resolution manifests.

An otherworldly connection draws these individuals together for a very specific reason in a most unexpected way. They have no idea how their lives intersect until circumstances pull them all together for the most shocking and surprising revelation of their lives.

The Soul’s Hope is a magical story that explores the mystery and beauty behind the secrets of the universe. It’s fiction that feeds the soul.

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Being normal is overrated. Aria Cohen repeated the phrase in her mind several times as she glanced out the kitchen window into the backyard of her Los Angeles home, watching her daughter, Sammi, at play. She only wished she believed it.
A singular bead of sweat traveled from her forehead, crossed her tear duct—causing a stinging sensation—and flowed down the side of her nose, finally resting on her upper lip. She wiped it with the back of her hand. It was an autumn day and, in spite of soaring Southern California temperatures in the high eighties, she’d decided to spend her first day off of work in three weeks baking and enjoying the company of her daughter. She stood, hands on hips, in their newly renovated kitchen, admiring the bamboo parquet kitchen counters, new copper-infused stainless steel side-by-side refrigerator (with HDTV built right into the door), and dark walnut hardwood floors. They’d even decided to splurge on a special feature—a built-in baking station—that she was trying out for the first time.
Aria inhaled a deep breath. She couldn’t remember the last time she’d smelled something as delicious and comforting as the sour cherry pies baking in the oven. The fragrance wafted through the air, filling her nostrils, enticing her to breathe in the marriage of nutmeg, butter, and sugar combined into a sensual scent. She’d discovered long ago that baking pies was her antianxiety therapy; almost magically, it instantly transported her back in time to pleasant memories of her own childhood, cooking with her mother and her nonna in Italy.
Drifting in the menagerie of past memories, she was jolted back to reality when she noticed how, just now, the television—playing softly in the background—seemed to turn itself off, followed by her cell phone turning itself on, playing a heavy metal tune. She grabbed her phone to silence it. This is the fourth time this has happened. What’s going on? She had no explanation for the strange occurrence. But every time something peculiar like that took place, she felt nervous. Interesting. It seems to happen whenever Sammi plays on the swing set. It made her feel queasy, and her stomach quivered like gelatin. Mysterious events seemed to be happening more and more frequently.


About the Author:

beverly knauer

I grew up with my mom, dad, brother, and two sisters, in Needham, Massachusetts, then Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Other than spending hours playing in the wooded forest behind our house, what I remember the most from my early years is my desire to write; I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was ten years old, when my mother bought me the book Sal Fisher at Girl Scout Camp. I promptly began my own novel, with lined paper and fountain pen in hand, and called it Beverly Knauer at Girl Scout Camp. Okay … not very original. My next book, written at age twelve, was called My Life with the Indians.

After I received my bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, I moved to sunny San Diego, California, where I served in the role of Chief of Rehabilitation Services for the County of San Diego, working with other occupational and physical therapists who provide therapy to children with special needs. I received my master’s degree from San Diego State University.

When not writing, I enjoy wine tasting in the quaint city of Temecula, going barefoot whenever I can, spending too many hours on Pinterest, and indulging in chips, guacamole, and margaritas (frozen, with salt on the rim) while catching up with friends. I like long walks with my pal, Jack—a black Lab—along the seashore, where the crashing waves of the pummeling surf absorb the sounds of the city, providing a means of restoration and introspection, while we scavenge among the seaweed for shells for my collection. My newest passion is crocheting dog sweaters for lonely, abandoned dogs at the animal shelter.

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