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“Just one more chapter…” I dream about keeping readers awake all night.

COMING SOON: NIGHT TRILOGY. A BOXED SET INCLUDING NIGHT STALKER, NIGHT GAME and NIGHT WIDOW.

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5.0 out of 5 stars*****A gripping suspense story, from start to finish., April 1, 2013
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This review is from: Night Stalker (Kindle Edition)

This fast-paced suspense novel was totally engrossing with its story of an unknown intruder watching and threatening the central character in her own home. A strong storyline is supported by good writing that provides both visual descriptions and realistic action featuring a likable central character plagued by bad memories and the current terrors inflicted by an unknown adversary. Once I had started, I simply could not stop reading until I had finished the book – as a result I had very little sleep last night. Every time I turned off my kindle and tried to go to sleep, I kept wondering what would happen to Alex next – and on went the kindle again for “just one more chapter”. Five hours later it was morning and I was finishing the book with its final, exciting and unforeseen conclusion. This is the second book that I have read by this author and she is fast becoming a favourite of mine in the mystery and suspense novel genre.

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“Just one more chapter…” I dream about keeping readers awake all night.

COMING SOON: NIGHT TRILOGY. A BOXED SET INCLUDING NIGHT STALKER, NIGHT GAME and NIGHT WIDOW.

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5.0 out of 5 stars*****A gripping suspense story, from start to finish., April 1, 2013
Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
This review is from: Night Stalker (Kindle Edition)

This fast-paced suspense novel was totally engrossing with its story of an unknown intruder watching and threatening the central character in her own home. A strong storyline is supported by good writing that provides both visual descriptions and realistic action featuring a likable central character plagued by bad memories and the current terrors inflicted by an unknown adversary. Once I had started, I simply could not stop reading until I had finished the book – as a result I had very little sleep last night. Every time I turned off my kindle and tried to go to sleep, I kept wondering what would happen to Alex next – and on went the kindle again for “just one more chapter”. Five hours later it was morning and I was finishing the book with its final, exciting and unforeseen conclusion. This is the second book that I have read by this author and she is fast becoming a favourite of mine in the mystery and suspense novel genre.

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Guest Author Faith Mortimer. New Novel Release: A Very French Affair.

Please welcome Amazon bestselling author and friend, Faith Mortimer. She has a new novel out this month!

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Blurb: A VERY FRENCH AFFAIR

When Margaret discovers her fiancé is cheating on her, she leaves England for the south of France in search of a new life and a fresh dream. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Margaret is determined to put romance out of her mind and avoid forming personal ties.  Things are looking up, until a series of events draw her into meeting handsome Frenchman Jean-Paul. Despite her reservations, Margaret begins to let down her guard with inevitable consequences.
Can she trust him with her heart?.. Has she found a safe haven?

Or is she poised on the brink of the abyss…


Now let’s talk a little about, ‘A Very French Affair’.

When asked about the inspiration for, ‘A Very French Affair’, I immediately think of my fans and followers. Yes, I do have some! My first book, ‘The Seeds of Time’ (Part 1 of The Crossing), is a mix of genre. It covers action, adventure; it’s historical in parts, a saga, relationships and that favourite of many, romance. I didn’t realize I could write romantic scenes until a very good friend said how much she enjoyed my romantic touches in Seeds. “Why not try writing a pure romance”, she said. So I did. To me, she was my first inspiring follower.

I often think romantic novels are looked down upon in certain areas of society. To many readers they represent a ‘light’ read. So, what’s wrong with that? I can write literary. I can write heavily described novels. And I can write about all different manner of things, especially if I’ve had experience in them. But romance and love is all around us and hey, romantic novels don’t have to be ‘light’! Think of all those classics… Since writing, ‘A Very French Affair’ I’ve received some wonderful reviews and comments. Readers have enjoyed the book – so much so I’m going to be writing more! Whether I’ll continue in the, ‘A Very **** Affair’ theme, I’ve not decided. It’s a good title for a series so…maybe.  It will be a fun series to write!

So, What Makes ‘A Very French Affair’ so sexy?
Come on. You have to admit this. When you’re watching a French actor or actress who has a gorgeous sexy voice your heartstrings get a good, hard tug. You pause, your eyes follow them, you watch them smile that slow, languorous sexy smile…and you get tingly all over.
What is it that makes, ‘A Very French Affair’ so sexy? You might be too young to remember the famous French singer, Sacha Distel (swoon), but click on the link above and take a listen on You tube….Who wouldn’t find my hero, Jean-Paul drool-worthy? When a man is that sexy, a complicated chemical reaction takes place in a woman’s brain that makes her think…mmmm, now that’s sexy. Let’s have some more…and you read on…

Author Q&A

1.What attracted you to writing in the first place?

Loving literature as I do, I’d always wanted to write – whether it was novels, plays or poetry. As a child I used to write stories for my sisters and then as I grew older, my short stories became much longer until they resembled novellas. But it wasn’t until the early 2000s that I started writing my first full-length novel 

2.What genre are you most comfortable writing?

There’s more than one and I like to switch from one to another making sure I don’t become stale with my writing. I love crime writing; murder mystery suspense, but I don’t do real hard core violence – I prefer to let the reader’s imagination take over after I’ve laid down some hints. I love writing adventure and action mixed in with romantic suspense. Finally I’ve recently begun writing pure romance. A few fans of my adventure books like the romance I’ve included in them, so I thought, why not?

3.How has your upbringing influenced your writing?

I’ve lived an amazing life – and God willing I’ve got a lot of living still to do!  Since the age of five I’ve been fortunate in visiting many countries and six of my tender years I spent living in Malaya and Singapore. I think living abroad and mixing with different cultures and class has enriched my life and hopefully my writing.

4.Where do you get your inspiration and ideas from?

All sorts of places. A snippet from an overheard conversation, talking with friends, reading an article in a magazine or something from the television. I have an antennae that turns towards interesting themes and I log on!

5.Do you have any writing rituals or listen to “mood music” when you write? Where is your favorite place to write?

I try and write in the morning for a few hours, then break and do something else. If I have time and the inspiration I’ll pick up and carry on. The next day I go over the previous day’s work and edit it. I rarely listen to music – I need quiet and I write in our ‘snug’.

6.What’s your favorite place in the entire world?

Being with my husband and family.

7.Fame or fortune, which would you prefer?

Both! Seriously I’d like to try fame and see what it is all about. I get a kick when I’m recognized in the street or supermarket and love signing books!

8.What was your favorite part of this book to write? Which part was the hardest?

I loved writing the middle and end parts. I suppose the more I got involved the more I was that heroine. The hardest…making sure I got my facts and dates right. I spanned twenty years and had to keep remembering there was no internet or mobile phones back then!

9.When you were a child, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?

A veterinary surgeon.

10.If you couldn’t be an author, what would your ideal career be?

Either a surgeon or an actor.

11.Give your fans three fun facts that they may not already know about you.

I’m a qualified Yachtmaster. I regularly ‘tread the boards’ (stage act). I’m a ‘hasher’.

12.If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?

Unlimited supply of water and food. My reading glasses and books. My mate.

13.Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.

If you’re a romantic who loves stories with a bitter-sweet ending, a heroine and hero who have problems and worries just like you and me, and a gorgeous setting.

14.So what’s next for you as an author? Any last words?

I’ve just finished the fifth Diana Rivers Murder Mystery Suspense, ‘Evil’s Unfinished Business’, I’ve started writing a short romance set in Egypt and I’m drafting a new full-length psychological thriller! Busy days!

Author Bio.

Faith Mortimer is a bestselling Amazon author. Born in Manchester & educated in Singapore, Malaya and Hampshire, England. A Registered nurse and in later years changed careers to oversee a number of travel and sport related companies. Faith is happily married and has two children. The same time the children attended University, Faith joined them in reading for a Science degree in 2005. After gaining honours for the Natural Science degree Faith believes the dedication & stamina she needed gave her the confidence to finish writing her first novel.
BOOKS so far:

THE ASSASSINS’ VILLAGE ~ CHILDREN OF THE PLANTATION ~ THE SURGEON’S BLADE ~ THE BAMBOO MIRROR ~ THE SEEDS OF TIME ~ HARVEST ~ CAMERA ACTION…MURDER!  ~ A VERY FRENCH AFFAIR. and soon: ~ EVIL’S UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

Link to Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/A-Very-French-Affair-ebook/dp/B00BEYZ5FQ/ref=sr_1_9_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1362155511&sr=1-9&keywords=Faith+Mortimer

Link to Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/A-Very-French-Affair-ebook/dp/B00BEYZ5FQ/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1362339635&sr=1-8

Link to B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-very-french-affair-faith-mortimer/1114586468?ean=2940016341620

Link to Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/A-Very-French-Affair/book-sc0eFLo1eEa7IH5nLa3HwQ/page1.html

Link to iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id604703671

Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FaithMortimer.Author

Author Twitter: https://twitter.com/FaithMortimer

Author Website/blog: http://www.faithmortimerauthor.com/

Goodreads author/book page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2967303.Faith_Mortimer

Link to Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/faithmortimer/pins/

 

 

 

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Guest for Today is Award Winning Author Donna Fasano–Vote for her novel, Her Fake Romance!

Welcome Indie Chicks author and friend, Donna Fasano.

Her novel, Her Fake Romance has been nominated for Readers Choice 2013 at B&P!!!

Have you voted yet? 
http://booksandpals.blogspot.com/2013/03/2013-readers-choice.html

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Single Daddy Club Boxed Set Links:

Kindle – http://www.amazon.com/Single-Daddy-Club-Boxed-ebook/dp/B00B4H3IYI/

Nook – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-single-daddy-club-boxed-set-donna-fasano/1114198504?ean=2940016037219

Kobo – http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Single-Daddy-Club-Boxed/book–RnN6vERxUezvQcQgzRbkg/page1.html?s=hFCRjm2QD0-rUIs5-X98Ug&r=1

iBooks – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/single-daddy-club-boxed-set/id595755620?mt=11

Author Bio:

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Donna Fasano is a three time winner of the HOLT Medallion, a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award winner for Best Single Title, a Desert Rose Golden Quill Award finalist, and a Golden Heart finalist. Her books have sold over 3.6 million copies worldwide and have been published in nearly two dozen languages. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #17.

What others are saying about Donna’s books:

“…complex, funny, and realistic…” ~Wilmington News Journal

“Excellent!” ~Bookreview.com

“Could not help myself from reading excerpts to my husband and friends. This book is well written, the characters are real, everyday folks. It is very easy to identify with them. Donna Fasano is a talented author.” ~Elizabeth M. Caldwell on Amazon

“…a fast paced riotous look at family life today. Donna Fasano is right on target!” ~Donna Zapf, SingleTitles.com

Author Contacts:

Blog: http://www.DonnaFasano.com

Facebook: hppt://www.Facebook.com/DonnaFasanoAuthor

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/DonnaFaz

What is it that makes bachelor dads so sexy?

Let’s break it down:

A single dad who puts his kids needs before his own will, more than likely, put his woman’s needs before his own too. (Sexy!)

A single dad who raises happy, well-adjusted kids has proven he’s responsible, mature, and strong. (Sexy!)

A single dad who dedicates himself to his children has shown that he’s a good and caring provider, and the selfless love he exhibits shows he’s willing to sacrifice for his family. (Sexy!)

Raising kids takes patience, discipline, kindness, tenderness. (Sexy, sexy, sexy, and sexy!)

The simple answer would be human nature; procreation is a basic human instinct, and, as women, we are attracted to men who show signs of being good mates and excellent fathers. Now, that doesn’t mean we’re willing to “be fruitful and multiply” with the bachelor dads we meet…but is does help explain why seeing a father hug his baby makes us think, awwww, that’s so sweet…and sexy!

When asked me about the inspiration behind The Single Daddy Club series, I immediately think of my dad. I know, I know… it sounds a little weird. Work with me here for a second and let me explain. My mother died when I was young, and my father stepped up to the plate and became the best parent ever. It didn’t take him long to become adept at juggling his work life and his parenting responsibilities. To me, he was an inspiring single daddy.

I often think single father are over-looked in society today. There are many men who are doing all they can to raise bright, happy, well-adjusted children who feel adored. What more can a kid want or need to grow into a thriving adult? I think these dads deserve a standing ovation, and I’m proud to bring readers a series of books that focuses on the single male. One of my “dads” becomes the guardian of his young nephew (Derrick from book 1), one is a toddler-toting widower who is trying to balance parenting, work, and *gasp* in-laws (Jason, book 2), and the final Single Dad is divorced and has lost all belief in love (Reece, book 3). We see these men supporting one another as they search for love and struggle with their daddy duties. It was a fun series to write!

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VALENTINE’S E-BOOK SALE 14-16 ONLY Dozens of authors! Dozens of choices!

The Valentine’s DayE-Book SaleToday’s hottest ebooks are on sale under $5 from Feb 14-16 only! Mystery, romance, young adult – there’s something for everyone …

… including the chance to win 1 of 4 $25 Amazon gift cards!


Check out the Indie Book Festival’s Valentine E-book Sale!

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Welcome to the New Year’s Blog Hop!

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Welcome blog hoppers to the 2013 New Year’s Blog Hop, brought to you by Indie Writers Unite.  The hop runs January 11-14.  All you have to do to win the kindle fire is TWEET.As a group, we are offering a total of four grand prizes, but there’s more…every author page you visit will have its own giveaway.  To see some of those prizes click HERE.
As the for the grand prizes, there are four:
PRIZE ONE 8.9″ KINDLE FIRE HD
WITH HD, 16 GB, WI-FI, AND DOLBY AUDIO.
$299 VALUE

PRIZE 2

$100 AMAZON GIFT CARD


PRIZE 3
15 SIGNED PAPERBACK BOOKS THAT WILL BE MAILED RIGHT TO YOUR DOORSTEP.
PRIZE 4
30 DIGITAL BOOKS THAT WILL BE DELIVERED TO YOUR KINDLE
Visit the GRAND PRIZES page for more details…

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HOW TO ENTER GRAND PRIZES 1-2
TWEET USING THE HASHTAG #NYHOP It’s that simple. We’ll keep track of all the tweets and then draw for the grand-prize winners at the end of the hop. Winners will be announced on or before January 17th on this site.
RULES:

Tweets MUST include:
1. The hashtag #nyhop (This is how we track them)
2. A link to the blog hop.You may tweet as much as you like throughout the hop.More Tweets = More Chances to WIN!!!***As a side note, our authors will be tweeting about the hop as well, but they are not eligible for any of the grand prizes.***Here are some sample tweets you can cut/paste:WIN a $300 Kindle Fire, a $100 Amazon gift card & more at the #nyhop http://ow.ly/gG8vA #giveaway #win #freekindle #freebooks #amreadingWIN FREE SWAG at the author #nyhop http://ow.ly/gG8vA prizes include a $300 kindle fire! #freekindle #free #giveaway #winENTER TO WIN A KINDLE FIRE at the #nyhop http://ow.ly/gG8vA #kindlefree #free #lovebooksWIN BIG at the author blog hop. More than 55 prizes including a kindle fire HD worth 300! http://ow.ly/gG8vA  #nyhop #freekindlefire #amwritingHOW TO ENTER FOR GRAND PRIZES 3-4To enter to win the free signed paperback books and the free books for your kindle, you MUST visit every single author blog hop page and enter whatever contest/giveaway they are running.  Once you’ve visited them all, send an email HERE, with the subject line: FREE BOOKS.***NOW GET HOPPING
AMAZING AUTHOR GIVEAWAYS AWAIT YOU!!!***SO WHAT AM I GIVING AWAY, YOU ASK?  To one winner . . .

I’m giving away one $25 Amazon or B&N Gift Card (your choice).

Welcome to the 2012 Holiday Blog Hop!

Also, 5  ebooksNight Passage, Night Game, Night Prey,  Night Widow, and my newly released Women’s Fiction, Awakening: Secrets of a Brown Eyed Girl. 

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Two Runner-up winners: each will receive a digital book of AWAKENING: Secrets of a Brown Eyed Girl.

To enter Carol’s drawing: Use the Rafflecopter link below to register (so I’ll know where to send prizes). If Rafflecopter is not responding, THEN…

Like, Tweet, Share this post using the Share This buttons at the bottom of this post.

Like my Author FB page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Carol-Davis-Luce/253106338074036

Like my new novel, Awakening: Secrets of a Brown Eyed Girl on Amazon.  http://www.amazon.com/AWAKENING-Secrets-Brown-Eyed-ebook/dp/B00AN9GRUU/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1356031994&sr=8-13&keywords=Carol+Davis+Luce

Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/CarolDavisLuce

Comment on this blog with the words: New Year’s Blog Hop

Good Luck!

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THE BIG EVENT! DON’T MISS THIS ONE! THE 99er Sale!

These prices are available on Amazon only.

For a listing of books offered and to enter to win, click here!!

99 authors, 99 books, 99 cents each, and $990 worth of prizes you could win! Check out all the great titles!http://www.buymereadme.com

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