Friday 30 September 2011


1. What is your name, where were you born and where do you live now? 
Tommy Taylor, I was born in Fort Worth Texas and have lived here all of my 61 years. 

2. Did you always want to be a writer? If not what did you want to be? 
I always wanted to write, and had about 150 articles about hunting and fishing published before I wrote my first book. 

3. When did you first consider yourself as a "writer"? 
I don’t consider myself a writer. I just consider myself lucky enough to be able to tell a story that others want to hear. 

4. Did it take a long time to get your first book published? 

It took about a year and a half. 

5. Do you work another job as well as your writing work? 
Yes, I have the best job in the world. I am a high school librarian and so I get to buy all the books that I want and I get to use other people’s money doing it. 

6. What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarise it in less than 20 words what would you say? 
My book title is, “The Second Virgin Birth.” 10 years in the life of a little girl who was chosen by God to be the next Madonna in the second coming. 

7. Who is your publisher? or do you self publish? 
I had a publisher, but decided that I wanted more control over content. I wanted to write a book that caused friends to have disagreements over it’s not so clear cut meanings. They wanted a book that would sell well. So, I cancelled my contract and self published. Best thing I ever did.

8. How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it? 
It took me 6 months to write and a year and a half to edit. The sequel is taking 2 years to write.

9. Which of your books were easier/harder to write than the others? 
The second one is much harder because you just can’t make stuff up as you go, It has to follow what happened it the first one. 

10. What can we expect from you in the future? ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre? 
After I finish this one, I am going to change gears and write a romance……yes I know, it is a long way from what I am writing now, but I think that is the point. To do things outside of our comfort zone. 

11. Do you have plans for a new book? Is this book part of a series? 

Currently have written 25 chapters of new book. My first book was 34 chapters, therefore I am guessing that I am about 2/3 of the way through. 

12. What genre would you place your books into? 

13. Do you have a favourite character from your books? and why are they your favourite? 

I know that most would say that one of the main characters would be their favorite character, but for me it is the janitor, Pedro, who is my favorite. It is because when surrounded by brilliant men, he is the only one with enough common sense to see the solution to their problem. 

14. How long have you been writing?, and who or what inspired you to write? 
I have only been writing for about 5 years now. I started writing as a way to overcome my grief at the death of my 19 year old daughter. Now, don’t be confused, my books are not self help books in any form or matter, but the sitting down and concentrating on the telling of a story is what helped me get through some of my darkest hours. 

15. Where do you get your book plot ideas from? 
I got my idea for the plot of my book while trying to find a way to bring my daughter back. Insane, yes I know, but that is where it all came from. 

16. Do you have anybody read your books and give you reviews before you officially release them? 
Not just one, but several different people and groups of people. I had librarians, a Bible study group of about 30 and a college class of 40 read and tell me what they found as unbelievable so that I could correct that part of the story. A writer has to have a thick skin. After all, we pour our heart and soul into a book and then some people rip it to pieces.

17. Do you gift books to readers to do reviews? 
Yes I do gift books, but only with the understanding that they will write what they truly feel about my story.

18. Do you read all the reviews of your book/books? 
Yes I do. I try to learn something that will make me a better writer from each one. However, some people are not truly interested in writing a review as they are in trying to empress others with how smart they think they are. 

19. What was the toughest/best review you have ever had? 

I have been very fortunate and have had many great reviews. Those one does not remember, but I remember the very first email I got about my book. I was so excited that someone took the time to find out my name and write to me. It said and I can still quote it today, “I have not read your book and I will not, but if you were a Christian, you would not write such trash.” I was crushed of course and what I did I am not proud of, but I replied to this email by saying, “I don’t care what you say about my book, just as long as you keep talking about it.” Tacky, I know, but honest.

20. How do you come up with the Title and Cover Designs for your book/books? Who designed the Cover of your books? 
The title, The Second Virgin Birth, was not my first choice, but number five. The other titles that I wanted to use were already books. I am so glad because I truly think that this title fits the book. However, it does turn some off who say that they don’t read religious books. Which it is not any more than The De Vinci Code was a religious book. 

21. How do you market/promote your books? 
I don’t. I know that sounds strange, but I did not write my books to make money. I wrote my books because I had a story to tell. So, when I am finish, I just put it on Amazon and let the public decide if they enjoy it or not. 

22. What do you think makes a book a really good/bestseller ? 
For a book to be a really good seller, people of all kinds have to be able to relate to both the characters and the story line. Being a librarian in real life, I read a lot of books, and I can tell you that there are some truly great books out there that never became a best seller. 

23. Have you ever suffered from a "writer's block"? What did you do to get past the "block"?
Yes, we all have I suppose at one time or another. I don’t try to fight it. The story will come when it comes. So, I get up from the computer and do something else. I go to the computer when a line or idea pops into my head and just expand on it. 

24. What do you do to unwind and relax? 
I love the outdoors. I fly fish as much as I can. I camp and spend time surrounded by nature. 

25. Have you ever based characters on people you know or based events on things that have happened to you? 
I’m sure most writers will say yes I have and I need to say that also. 

26. Are there any hidden messages or morals contained in your books? (Morals as in like Aesops Fables type of "The moral of this story is..") 
When I had my book read by a class of college students, they came up with over two dozen hidden messages in my book, but honestly, there is none, I just wanted to tell a good story.

27. Is there a certain Author that influenced you in writing? 
My favorite author passed away last year. Authur C. Clarke who’s short story, The Nine Billion Names of God, truly got me hooked into reading and for that I will be forever grateful. 

28. Which format of book do you prefer, ebook,hardback, or paperback? 
Actually, I guess I am showing my age but the least favorite type of format is ebook. I have a Kindle and have many books on it, but it just does not look as nice up on my shelves as a hardback book. Now, it you judge a book by its cover, then I must prefer a paperback book, because they are without question more worn out. 

29. What is your favourite book and Why? Have you read it more than once? 
I try to read all of the books I have more than once. It is amazing how much you miss the first time. My favorite book and people are going to hate me for this, but I enjoyed and laughed out loud for the first time in a long time when I read Christopher Moore’s book, Lamb. 

30. Do you think books transfer to movies well? Which is you favourite/worst book to movie transfer? 
I want to say that some do, but most do not. The worst book to movie transfer had to be Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. I kept saying all through the movie that did not happen in the book. My wife finally told me to shut up. The only thing about the movie and the book that was similar was that they were both about dinosaurs. 

31. What are you currently reading? Are you enjoying it? What format is it?(ebook, hardback or paperback) 
I just got a paperback book today from Amazon and have not opened it yet, but I will start it tonight and the book is: The Demon's Surrender by Sarah Rees Brennan. 

32. Do you think ebooks will ever totally replace printed books? 
I pray that books will never be replaced by anything, especially something that needs batteries.

33. Do you think children at schools these days are encouraged enough to read? and/or do Imaginative writing? 
I can only speak of what I know. I teach in high school and there is very very little encouragement to read anything but what is required for the course. I see no writing classes at all. 

34. Is there a book you know you will never read? Or one you tried to read but just couldn't finish? 
As a librarian, you may find this answer funny, but there have been many many books that I could not finish because I thought this is terrible. I give a book the first 50 pages to hook me. After that I either put it back on the shelf or finish the story. But, that is not a bad thing. I think this would be a very boring world if we all like the same flavor of ice cream. 

35. Is there anything in your book/books you would change now if you could and what would it be? 

Oh, many many things. Everyday I think of a line or sentence that I just know would have made the book better if I had only written it in. But then, I don’t think a writer can every truly finish a story. 

36. What do you think about book trailers? 
Book trailers are just another form of advertising that is now becoming popular. If I was wanting to advertise my book, I without question would have book trailers out on every web site that I could. 

37. What piece of advice would you give to a new writer? 
Quit worrying about what other people think. Write from your heart. It would be a shame if the world did not get to hear the story that only you can tell, because someone else simply said that they did not like it. 

38. Do you or would you ever use a pen name? 
No I don’t and I don’t think I ever will. 

Where can readers follow you? 

Your blog details? 
Don’t have one 

Your web site ? 
Don’t have one 

Your facebook page? 
Don’t have one 

Your Goodreads author page?

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Thank you for taking the time to do this interview, I look forward to receiving a copy of your book to read and review!


To Follow!


What is your name, where were you born, and where do you live now?
My name is Brian T Shirley. I was born in Atlanta, Ga and grew up in the Marietta/Smryna area. I now live in Chas.,SC

Can you tell us a little about your books?

 My books are more aimed at the adult market. I would say early twenties to infinity. They are the first two book in a series. The first book has over two hundred words of wisdom. Some of them are old sayings I've twisted around,some are original sayings and there are some insults in there. The second book is more of the same, except I've thrown in some popular song titles and made comedic sentences with them. Such as," I was Taking Care Of Business down at the Love Shack, when I Fooled Around And Fell In Love." You can go to my website and click on the "excerpts from both books" to get a better idea. If that's not enough, I can send you one. My website is at the bottom, and here's my interview questions. I've numbered them to match your page you sent me. Thanks so much once again.

What can you tell us about your latest book (in 20 or less words please)?
My latest book is " Four Score and Seven Beers Ago...". It's the second book after "Make Love Not Warts". Both books feature words of wisdom from a comedic point of view, along with some insults and other surprises.

Do you have plans for a new book and is this book part of a series? 
I'm just staring on the next book in this series and I don't have a title yet.

How long have you been writing? 
I've been writing comedic pieces, stories,sentences, poems, songs and skits since I was about 13. My silly brain along with George Carlin, Second City TV, Zucker Brother movies, and the things that happen in life have all had a role in my creative development.

Do you gift books to reviewers at all? 
I've gifted books to radio, TV and newspaper. I have not had an official review done on either yet, but I'm willing to try.

How do you come up with the titles for your books? Who designs your covers? 
The title of my first book " Make Love not Warts" was quick, easy and gets the point across. The second book's title " Four Score and Seven Beers Ago..." is along the same lines with a different twist much like the book. I wanted the titles to be easy to get and show the reader a little of what was in store for them. The first book was designed by a talented lady who is an artist and does the face painting at the local minor league ballpark. Her name is Susan Fedor, and she did the first books cover based on the idea I gave her. Comedian Eric Grady did the cover for the second book based on the idea I gave him. We happened to be working together at the time and he is also a talented artist as well as performer.

Do you base characters and situations on real life events? 
Although there are no characters in my books, they do deal with real life and most of the sayings come from frustration, anger, pain, observation and a pinch of quirkiness.

Is there a particular author who influenced you in becoming a writer and/or how you write?
I would say Gary Larson influenced these books a lot. I look at them as a kind of "Far Side" without the pictures.

Which book format do you prefer? (Hardback, Paperback or Ebook) 
I prefer paperback.

Do you have a favourite book? And why is it your favourite? 
I don't have a favorite book I can think of. I have been studying the bible for the last few years. My favorite book in it is Proverbs, strange enough. There is so much wisdom there. I shall continue to read the bible when I can as long as I live.

Do you think books transfer to movies well? Which is the best/worst transfer in your opinion? 
It depends on the director and the screenwriter. Some movies transfer well, others don't. I think it has to do with the way they are handled. "Jaws" was done well, "Apocalypse Now" was actually based on a short story called "The Heart of Darkness" that was written in the late 1800's, quite a job they did to transform that story to the present time. I can't think of any bad examples, but there are many I'm sure.
What are you reading, and why?
Just reading the Bible right now. The last book I read a few months ago was " Ernie". it was the autobiography of one of my favorite actors Ernest Borgnine. Great book about a great man, you won't see anyone like him in Hollywood ever again.

Are there any books you have tried to read and couln't finish or that you just wouldn't read at all? 
I'm open to try and read anything. I know there are some books I could not finish, but it's been a while. I usually try to read anything I bother to open up.

Do you have any names of new authors that you think we should look out for?
I have not been turned on to any new authors lately and to be honest I've been so busy with getting the second book done, promoting it and traveling all over the place performing I have not had a chance to read old authors either.

Is there anything you wish you could go back and change on your books? 
I wish I could have added some cartoons or illustrations to the books, but I can't draw.
Do you have any advice for new writers?
Write what you know and always try to learn new things. Don't stop learning and don't stop writing. When you get stuck try to push through the wall. When that doesn't work, set the project aside, take your mind off it for a while and come back to it later with a fresh approach.

Do you have, or would you ever have a pen name? 
I don't use a pen name, but I do come up with some funny names so you never know.

Where can people follow you? 
People can go to my website and see videos,my comedy touring calendar, life/road stories ( true short stories about funny things that have happened in my life), and excerpts from both books. I'm also on twitter, facebook, linkedin, and myspace.They can find me on all these sites under Brian T Shirley.
Brian T Shirley
(843) 860-3402         

Thursday 29 September 2011


1. What is your name, where were you born and where do    
you live now?
          My name is Shawn Lamb, I’m the author of the YA fantasy Allon series. I was born in Brooklyn, New York and currently live in Nashville, Tennessee.

2. Did it take a long time to get your first book published?
          It took a few years for the series. With the state of publishing changing, I wasn’t surprised by the length of time to find a traditional publisher.

3. Who is your publisher? or do you self publish?
          Actually, I’m both. I was traditionally published by Strang Communications – now Charisma Media. When they passed on the rest of the Allon series, I went independent.
          Allon started at the request of my daughter when she was in high school. She likes the old fashion fantasies like Tolkien and Lewis. I once wrote for the animated television series BraveStarr, which was done by the studio that did He-Man and She-Ra. My husband worked on those shows.
          Anyway, I was able to take my scriptwriting skills for kids and write her story. During the process, her school friends became interested and starting asking questions. Talk of the story turned into ‘life’ discussions. As a result, one book turned into a series in an effort to answer those questions, needs and concerns.

4. How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?
          About 3 months. I wrote 5 books in 14 months, each around 100,000 words – so half a million words since the kids wanted more. I write chronological from beginning to end. I don’t plan and I don’t outline, it is strictly out of my head. And, yes, I manage to keep everything in the series straight in my head. Not bad for a fifty-something age woman. J

5. What can we expect from you in the future?  ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
          I’m adding new historical fiction books for adults beginning with The Huguenot Sword in November 2011. It’s about the Huguenot (Protestant) struggle under Cardinal Richelieu and includes the battle of La Rochelle. Although there will be more Allon books in 2012.

6. Do you have a favourite out of the books you have written? If so why is it your favourite?
          It’s a toss up between Allon Book 4-A Question of Sovereignty and The Huguenot Sword. The latter is the first book I ever wrote at age 16. It’s taken 35 years to finally seen print.  Book 4 of the series contains some of my favorite characters in Allon.

7. How long have you been writing?, and who or what inspired you to write?
          I’ve been writing since I was a teenager. I was a BIG historical fiction fan when I was younger. Some of my favorite authors are Taylor Caldwell, Mary Stuart, John Jakes and Alistair MacLean. Of course there are the classic authors, Dumas, Stevenson, Dickens.

8. Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?
          I do try too read them all but I’m not always aware of reviews. When one comes to my notice, I do.

9. How do you come up with the Title and Cover Designs for your book/books?Who designed the Cover of your books?
          My husband designs all the covers while our daughter draws the characters for the website and videos we produced. She’s now out of college and following in her Dad’s footsteps of storyboard, costume design and has worked on a feature film to be released in 2012. Everything is accessible from the website.

10.  How do you market/promote your books?
          Of course, I do the usual online, social media, but primarily I visit local schools, private, public and home school groups. I also participate in events such as book festivals and fairs throughout the year. These are by far my most favor thing to do as I get to interact with kids and parents and share the story of how Allon came about.

11.  Are there any hidden messages or morals contained in your books? (Morals as in like Aesops Fables type of "The moral of this story is..")
          Yes, there are. As I said earlier, the Allon books came about in response to kids and the issue they struggle with. One of the main needs they expressed was for ‘hope’.  In the stories I deal with serious issues and the resulting consequences.
          One of the key things I try to do is create balanced female leads As a mother, I wrestled with all aspects of life that assault a girl’s self-image and society’s ideal of what a woman should be. Most YA heroine/female leads are kick butt, take no prisoners, mouthy, independent and cunning. Fiction rarely shows how unselfishly giving strong, unwavering support for the hero, friends or family, can be helpful and desirable characteristics for a woman.
          Although my female leads do stand up, face challenges and wield a weapon or two, I strive to give girls an example of the beauty of spirit and will that transcend physical appearance or martial prowess to a person’s heart and character. 
          With the male leads, I attempt to show boys and teens how to treat a girl/young woman, with respect and kindness, no bullying or controlling. To show how a couple can work together, bound by love, common goals, faithfulness to each other.

12. What is your favourite book and Why?  Have you read it more than once?
        HMS Ulysses by Alistair MacLean. He was a master at third person and pulling the reader in and makes the struggle of the North Atlantic theatre in WWII come alive. I can feel the cold, danger and sympathize with the characters. Actually, I like all his books.

13. Do you think books transfer to movies well? Which is you favourite/worst book to movie transfer?
          Not all books translate well. I know this from my Hollywood screenwriting experience. There are really many, many examples of bad adaptations since this is where the studio decides to take dramatic license rather than doing the story as written. Just by the previews and scuttlebutt, I can say the new Three Musketeers is an example. They took Dumas’ classic and made it steampunk meets Final Fantasy style fighting merely to please their target audience.
          An example of a great adaptation is Lord Of the Rings. Jackson and the scriptwriters took a very complex book and made brilliant movie versions. They didn’t skimp on Tolkien’s characters and ideas, yet made a few modifications and clarification without damaging or radically changing the original story.

14. What do you think about book trailers?
          Having a screenplay background, married to man who worked in animation for years, and an artist daughter, I’m partial to book trailers. We’ve created 6 trailers all visible through the website or my YouTube Channel
  I even have a short video where I explain how Allon came about.

15.  What piece of advice would you give to a new writer?
          Be patient! With self-publishing increasing and e-books readily available, the number of books published annually has grown to 1 million! It takes time to become known. Hocking and Locke are exceptions, not the rule. The average time a traditional publisher breaks down this way:
*6 months pre-release for marketing and promotion to create a buzz.
*1 year shelf live after release.
* 6 to 12 months at discount in major retailers.
*6 months at discount stores
          This can add up to 3-4 years before the publisher removes a book from circulation to shelf it. In this period, the author can get the rights back or the publisher keeps it for future release.

Your blog details? _  I blog about writing and the publishing industry.
Your web site

Thankyou for taking time from your writing schedule to do this interview!

Wednesday 28 September 2011


Below are the books I have in my October Blog Giveaway, the Giveaway is of Ebooks so that we can keep it an International one. This is a joint blog giveaway. The giveaway buttons are below for you if you wish to gain extra entries by using one of them on your site.

"They said it was no big deal. The thing inside of me was just a blob of nothing, just some tissue." She paused and drew imaginary circles on her sheet with her index finger.
Sixteen-year-old Maya Rockwell thought she'd take care of it, quietly and efficiently. But everything shattered in one terrifying moment, and Maya can no longer pretend to be ignorant.  Will Maya make the right decision for herself and her unborn child? Revelations of her friend's world of abuse, death, and disaster point Maya into a taking a stand. Will Maya brave the heat of negative publicity and see justice served?

Fourteen-year-old Cassidy Jones wakes up the morning after a minor accident in the laboratory of a world-renowned geneticist to discover that her body has undergone some bizarre physical changes. Her senses, strength, and speed have been radically enhanced.
After exploring her newfound abilities, Cassidy learns that the geneticist, Professor Serena Phillips, is missing and that foul play is suspected. Terrified that her physical changes and Professor Phillips' disappearance are somehow connected, Cassidy decides to keep her strange transformation a secret. That is, until she meets the professor's brilliant and mysterious fifteen-year-old son, Emery. An unlikely duo, they set out to find Emery's mother, who is key in explaining Cassidy's newly acquired superpowers.
Their lives are put at risk when they find themselves embroiled in a dangerous, action-packed adventure. Soon they are forced to confront a maniacal villain willing to do anything - including murder - to reach his own ambitious goals.

It was happening again. The dreams. The nightmares. It was something seventeen year-old Elizabeth "Lizzy" Hayes thought she'd outgrown; dreams that would come true; detailed premonitions of how people would die. This time she dreams about her boyfriend, Michael Young, and soon discovers that he's been found... dead.
Michael hasn't crossed over because he was murdered, and now his murderer is coming for Lizzy. His spirit won't rest until she is safe, and as a newbie spirit, the easiest way for him to make contact is through Lizzy's dreams. When she dreams, it's as if he hasn't died.
Lizzy must learn to pull on her inner strength to survive horrifying events. Meanwhile, in the spirit world, Michael learns everything he can about his supernatural gifts to help. But will it be enough to save her?

Trey's wife, his wife's shrink and his attorney are shot dead as his ex-girlfriend Robin Ironside disappears from the ICU. The four of them knew about Ionshaker - a cutting edge nuclear arming and disarming software.
In the meantime, Brett – the lead FBI detective pursuing Trey - the sole murder suspect for the murders, gets framed for two new murders as soon as he learns about Al Fakir - a suspected Al Qaeda off shoot that has stolen Ionshaker, and he’s forced to become a fugitive like Brett.
No one knows what Al Fakir intends to use Ionshaker for, but creators of the software say, the country that possesses Ionshaker will have a global control over anything nuclear, from nuclear warheads to civilian nuclear-powered plants, at the click of a button and the fear is, Al Fakir might just use Ionshaker to attack a hostile country and start a nuclear war, or worst yet, use it to detonate American nuclear warheads on American soil. And as if that’s not all, reliable intel indicates that Ionshaker has been to Germany, then Russia with China also showing interest, its bidding price being trillions of dollars.
Now, the president needs Trey (an ex CIA) and Brett (an ex FBI) to steal Ionshaker back from Al Fakir before they sell or duplicate it. Their mission is called IONSHAKER and its top secret, its urgent, its war against Al Fakir, simply put - its mission impossible.

Seventeen-year old Tommy Connell knows he's in trouble when he goes winter camping with his friend Vince Nguyen without telling his folks. But when they're caught in a sudden blizzard, and the man they rescue from freezing to death turns out to be an escaped convict, Tommy's troubles are only beginning. Now Tommy and Vince must not only survive the blizzard, but also find a way to keep Quinn - who'll stop at nothing to stay out of prison - from killing them.

A baby girl was found in a basket on Squire Carrington's doorstep. She was raised and sent to work as a servant girl for The Countess of Holmeshire. The widowed and unconventional Countess chose Miss Emma Carrington as a companion and sent her off for finishing with the goal of dragging her along into genteel Victorian society. What sort of reception would she have at tea and dinners? The young Earl of Holmeshire was engaged by arrangement to a lovely London lady, but their relationship was difficult. Could they work it out? Even the tribulations and banned romances of the servants downstairs play into the story as we follow Emma from a stone fortress to a Victorian village and then into fabulous London mansions. Great surprises unfold at a Midsummer Night's Dream Ball which help to solve mysteries that have gradually developed. You are invited to predict the great revelation of the last few pages!

How many lives do you have to live to realize that love is stronger than time and death?
Orphaned at the age of five, Angelia (Lia) Lafosse was left with questions about whom and what she truly was. One thing was clear. Lia was different. Some might even say cursed.
With the help of her best friend, Ryan Woodruff, she begins to unlock the secrets of her families past and discover answers that prove more startling than she ever imagined. Not only was she a werewolf, but a reincarnation of the immortal werewolf, a werewolf with immense powers beyond any of her kind. A werewolf that if discovered by the Lobison’s to have returned, can jeopardize both Lia and those she love.
As destiny finds her love does too…and they couldn’t be more different. Torn between Lyle Ulric, the charming werewolf whose bloodline is as ancient and powerful as her own. And Adam Ambrose, the mysterious and alluring vampire who’s determined not to allow fate or anyone tear their love apart again.
Lia has to make a choice… Destiny or Love…Run or Fight…Live or Die

A dark power described in Genesis revisits the small mountain town of Taylor Crossing. After witnessing an evil presence in New York City, Rory Callahan comes out West in search of answers, and finds a town succumbing to supernatural forces. Now, an evil prophesy may be fulfilled by the Nephilim.

Bound by the blood contract his human mother signed four centuries ago, half-demon, David Sadler, must obey his demonic Master's order to capture fifteen-year-old Jessica Hanks. But as he learns more about her, he realizes she may be the key to freedom from his dark enslavement.
The only obstacle-Jessica's distractingly beautiful Guardian, Rebeka Abbott. He must not give in to their steamy chemistry, or he will lose his humanity. But fresh off a quarter millennia of sensory deprivation as punishment for not retrieving his last target, he may not be able to resist temptation long enough to save what's left of his human soul.

Pepper Bibeau’s insurance investigations for a Wisconsin-based company sometimes involve a murder, but she never thought she would cause one. Days before the 1968 Democratic Convention, Pepper arrives in Chicago to settle questionable medical claims from an elusive doctor. Her assignment also includes a background check on a life insurance beneficiary who admits to stabbing his wife. When a close friend is killed, and Pepper is hospitalized after an unprovoked attack, a homicide detective decides someone wants to put a stop to her investigations. For her safety, he suggests she return to Wisconsin, but Pepper is determined to learn why her insurance investigation has stirred up a tragic chain of events. What she discovers are the devastating consequences of one person’s greed that she must expose before someone stops her, permanently.

Dinosaurs, abduction, and a hidden civilization were never part of Casey Smith’s vacation plans. That is, until a freak storm tossed her and two best friends, Mike and Jack, out to sea. When they wash up on what they presume to be a mysterious tropical island...they soon discover that being the least of their troubles. In a jungle that teems with impossible creatures, UFOs, and a hidden civilization, the three friends need to team up to fight danger...without letting their emotions tear them apart. Can they find a way to survive the harsh jungle...and its deadly inhabitants?

Here is the link to the book trailer:


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2.   Darlene                                  Snowburn  by Joel Arnold
3.   Calli                                       The Companion Of Lady Holmeshire  by Debra Brown
4.   Amanda Marie                       Nephilim Genesis of Evil  by Renee Pawlish
5.   Raven                                    Snowburn by Joel Arnold
6.   Darlene                                  Twenty Weeks by Melisa Hamling
7.   Calli                                       Agartha's Castaway by Chrissy Peebles
8.   Kim C                                    Agartha's Castaway by Chrissy Peebles
9.   Jastine                                    Agartha's Castaway by Chrissy Peebles
10. Denise Z                                 The Companion Of Lady Holmeshire by Debra Brown
11. Chandra H                              In My Dreams by Cameo Renae
12. Tiffany H                                 For Every Action There Are Consequences by Gail Baugniet
13. The Obscured Vixen               The Rising Moon by Nilsa Roderiguez
14. Jastine                                     Ionshaker by Felix Timothy
15. Tiffany H                                 Snowburn by Joel Arnold
16. Kim C                                     Cassidy Jones And The Secret Formula by Elise Stokes
17. Ana                                         Twenty Weeks by Melisa Hamling
18. Ana                                         Agartha's Castaway by Chrissy Peebles
19. Ifrah Kamil                              Agartha's Castaway by Chrissy Peebles
20. Ana Tomova                            Ionshaker by Felix Timothy
21. Rea                                         Cassidy Jones And The Secret Formula by Elise Stokes

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