A visit from Amy Deason and “Angel in the Shadows”

A big thanks to Ryan for hosting me!!

Ryan Jo Summers

I am happy to welcome Amy Deason for a visit today. She is here to share a bit about herself and her book “Angel in the Shadows“.

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RYAN JO: First, welcome, Amy. What a suspenseful cover. What can you tell us about it and why did you write it?

AMY: I had to. I mean, this storyline–suspense, romance, danger, murder, mystery, evil mad man, damaged assissian with a good heart, young woman in the wrong place at the wrong time–it was in my head and it just HAD TO come out.

RYAN JO: Yes, I have had that happen before. So how long did it take?
AMY: This book took me quite awhile to write. But it was only because I kept starting and stopping.

RYAN JO: Can you describe the path to publication?
AMY: Oh boy…It has been an interesting journey. Once you finish a book, you have…

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Free e-book contest

Good morning everyone. Here’s your second chance to win a digital copy of my debut book, Angel in the Shadows. The winner will chosen at random and messenged on Friday evening. Or if you prefer, you may include your email along with your comment.

Everyone had read a book at some time or another right? And as you read, you start getting a mental image of the characters. Its the same with writing.  You get a mental image of the people your writing about. As I wrote Angel in the Shadows, these are the people I visualized for Seth and Madison:

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Now, here’s my question:

In the last book you read/are reading or wrote/are writing, how did you imagine the two main characters to look?

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Please include a photo with your comment. Good luck and thanks for playing.

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Here to tantalize us…Maggie

Hello all. Today on Tantalizing Tuesday, I have the great and powerful Maggie Mundy and her book, Scarred Protector.

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Good morning Maggie. I’m so glad your here. The cover of your book looks amazing. Can you tell us what your novel is about?

Absolutely. Better than that, I’ll give you the blurb:

Angels and demons are not what you think. They are aliens, and the Midworlders are their representatives on Earth.
An Angelic Midworlder called Heath goes to the aid of Evie who is about to be attacked by Demonics. He soon discovers she can see the angels and demons around her and is in grave danger. He is captivated by Evie who has physical and mental scars like him. They are tortured souls who are deeply connected by his past. There is an evil lurking inside Evie that could kill them both.

This sounds like a great book. Like something that would stay with you long after you turn the last page. Do you have an author that makes you feel like that?

That is easy. Jane Austen. I have read all her books so many times and love the language and the stories. I loved the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. I still enjoy Colin Firth in a wet shirt when I rewatch it.  

I LOVE that book. The movie is great too. Books and music just have a way of moving you. Speaking of which, what was your very first concert? 

I went to see Queen, in the UK at a small venue called The Colston Hall. Freddy Mercury was as good live, as he was on record. He wore a white lycra one piece and strutted across the stage. I consider myself extremely lucky to have seen him.

How amazing! Their music is really good. If you could go to another concert, who would you love to see?

I would like to see Adele if she comes to Australia. I think her voice is amazing and touches me emotionally.

I love her music, especially her new song Hello. I sing it all the time. (Not well though 😌) It’s pretty embarrassing. Have you done anything embarassing that still makes you still blush today?

When I was in my early twenties, I went to Europe and one day went swimming naked in a local river with friends. We thought it was isolated spot until a tour boat came down the river and all the passengers cheered as they went passed.

LOL. That is hilarious! I’ve never done that but I did about pass out the first time I got a tattoo. Mostly because I was so scared. But I’m over that now. I want more actually. How about you? Have any tattoos? 

I don’t have any tattoos, but my daughters both have some beautiful ones that all have special meanings to them. 

Yeah, I wouldn’t just any random tattoo. I want my tats to mean something. But if you were to get one, what would you want? 

I have written a woman’s fiction in which the heroine gets a tattoo that says, live, laugh, love. I have said if it gets published I would have that tattooed on me. There, now the world knows the promise.

You’ll have to take a picture and show us how awesome it looks. 😀  Being published is a great thing. I love it. What is the best thing about being an author for you? 

Finishing a manuscript and thinking to yourself that you have created a story people will want to read. I would love to be rich and famous but more than that I want people to enjoy my books. When you get a great review, or someone you meet says they like your work, it makes it all worthwhile. 

I totally agree. To be rich and famous would be great but I love hearing how much people enjoy my writing more. So where can your fans find you?

They can click on any of these links:

https://twitter.com/MundyMaggie

http://www.maggiemundy.com

https://www.facebook.com/MaggieMundyAuthor

http://www.goodreads.com/author/dashboard

http://maggiemundy.blogspot.com.au http:/

http://www.soulmatepublishing.com/

And your books?

My books can be found at one of the following links below:

Scarred Protector available now from Soul Mate Publishing

Blurb Scarred Protector
http://tinyurl.com/pkch5es 

Unknown Protector
http://tinyurl.com/kvph4dc 

Thanks so much for stopping by. I enjoyed having you here. Please stop by again anytime.

 

 

Here to tantalize us…Maggie

Hello all. Today on Tantalizing Tuesday, I have the great and powerful Maggie Mundy and her book, Scarred Protector.

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Good morning Maggie. I’m so glad your here. The cover of your book looks amazing. Can you tell us what your novel is about?

Absolutely. Better than that, I’ll give you the blurb:

Angels and demons are not what you think. They are aliens, and the Midworlders are their representatives on Earth.
An Angelic Midworlder called Heath goes to the aid of Evie who is about to be attacked by Demonics. He soon discovers she can see the angels and demons around her and is in grave danger. He is captivated by Evie who has physical and mental scars like him. They are tortured souls who are deeply connected by his past. There is an evil lurking inside Evie that could kill them both.

This sounds like a great book. Like something that would stay with you long after you turn the last page. Do you have an author that makes you feel like that?

That is easy. Jane Austen. I have read all her books so many times and love the language and the stories. I loved the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. I still enjoy Colin Firth in a wet shirt when I rewatch it.  

I LOVE that book. The movie is great too. Books and music just have a way of moving you. Speaking of which, what was your very first concert? 

I went to see Queen, in the UK at a small venue called The Colston Hall. Freddy Mercury was as good live, as he was on record. He wore a white lycra one piece and strutted across the stage. I consider myself extremely lucky to have seen him.

How amazing! Their music is really good. If you could go to another concert, who would you love to see?

I would like to see Adele if she comes to Australia. I think her voice is amazing and touches me emotionally.

I love her music, especially her new song Hello. I sing it all the time. (Not well though 😌) It’s pretty embarrassing. Have you done anything embarassing that still makes you still blush today?

When I was in my early twenties, I went to Europe and one day went swimming naked in a local river with friends. We thought it was isolated spot until a tour boat came down the river and all the passengers cheered as they went passed.

LOL. That is hilarious! I’ve never done that but I did about pass out the first time I got a tattoo. Mostly because I was so scared. But I’m over that now. I want more actually. How about you? Have any tattoos? 

I don’t have any tattoos, but my daughters both have some beautiful ones that all have special meanings to them. 

Yeah, I wouldn’t just any random tattoo. I want my tats to mean something. But if you were to get one, what would you want? 

I have written a woman’s fiction in which the heroine gets a tattoo that says, live, laugh, love. I have said if it gets published I would have that tattooed on me. There, now the world knows the promise.

You’ll have to take a picture and show us how awesome it looks. 😀  Being published is a great thing. I love it. What is the best thing about being an author for you? 

Finishing a manuscript and thinking to yourself that you have created a story people will want to read. I would love to be rich and famous but more than that I want people to enjoy my books. When you get a great review, or someone you meet says they like your work, it makes it all worthwhile. 

I totally agree. To be rich and famous would be great but I love hearing how much people enjoy my writing more. So where can your fans find you?

They can click on any of these links:

https://twitter.com/MundyMaggie

http://www.maggiemundy.com

https://www.facebook.com/MaggieMundyAuthor

http://www.goodreads.com/author/dashboard

http://maggiemundy.blogspot.com.au http:/

http://www.soulmatepublishing.com/

And your books?

My books can be found at one of the following links below:

Scarred Protector available now from Soul Mate Publishing

Blurb Scarred Protector
http://tinyurl.com/pkch5es 

Unknown Protector
http://tinyurl.com/kvph4dc 

Thanks so much for stopping by. I enjoyed having you here. Please stop by again anytime.

 

 

GIVEAWAY, GIVEAWAY, GIVEAWAY!!!

Good morning everyone. It has been 7 months since my debut book, Angel in the Shadows, has been released! I am celebrating by giving away a free digital copy of my book every Monday of this month. For your chance to win, please stop by Facebook and comment on the question I posted.

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For any of you who would like an excerpt of my book to see if you would like it, here you go:

     He had just reached the top of the stairs when he heard a pain-filled scream followed by a heavy thump.  Seconds later he was nailed by a terror-stricken woman and not just any woman. Madison.

     He got caught her easily enough and without a second thought, he yanked her into the storage closet. She fought him like a wildcat, her fear and terror lending her a strength surprising for someone her size. Twisting and turning, she tried to slip out of his grasp.
     When that didn’t work, she did the only thing she could and sank her teeth into his hand. Her teeth were sharp and they bit clean through his leather glove, slicing into his flesh underneath. He didn’t even register the pain and ripping his hand away, he assumed she would try to scream and run.

     Surprisingly, she didn’t but she had the auditcity to try and knew in the crotch.  Women. They always have to go for the crotch. Aggravated, he pushed her knee away.

     “Don’t do that. It only make me grumpy,” he replied. “Don’t scream and don’t try to run. If you do, he might hear you and then I’ll have to kill him.” And that would be another huge mass to deal with.  God, what had he gotten himself into?

     She was determined he had to give her that. She was going to keep fighting him unless he handled this differently. Making a split decision, he flipped the switch on the wall, lighting up the room. Her eyes widened with recognition.

     “Don’t scream,” he warned, glaring at her. Too late.

     She opened her mouth to scream and made a run for the door.

     This woman was impossible.

     He grabbed her sound her waist and hauled her back, throwing her against the wall. He slapped his hand over again and let his his eyes roam over her skin. The neckline on her dress was low and in a second of pure male weakness, he let his eyes trace over her breasts as they heaved against the right, black material.

     “I told you not to scream.” he growled. “Don’t do it again. Now be quiet and I’ll let you go. Understand?”  He doubted that she believed him. He wouldn’t if he were her.

     He removed his hand slowly, ready to slap it back across her mouth should she try to scream again. She didn’t. Gasping for breath, she didn’t move as he held pinned against the wall but she glared at him with those rich-brown eyes.
     They flickered with fear before being replaced with something entirely different. Something akin to determination. She was obviously terrified he was going to kill her but perhaps  she wasn’t going to go down easily. In spite of himself, he had to admire her fighting spirit and the fact that she’d had the sense to quell the fear in her eyes.

     Silly girl. She had no idea how close to death she really was. He let his eyes trail over her once again slowly, from head to toe, pausing at her breasts before continuing downward. Standing awkwardly, she was favoring her left foot. Probably a sprained ankle from the look of it. And her right knee was a mess of blood and torn skin. That was something that would have to be taken care of later. But right now, he needed to know exactly what he hell was going on.

Here is the link to the contest:

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I hope you play. Thanks and good luck!!

Here to tantalize us…Linda!

Good morning everyone!! Today I am happy to have author Linda Bradley and her book, Maggie’s Way. Be sure to leave a comment with your email address at the bottom for a chance to win a free E-book from Linda. 2 books will be chosen at random and Linda will personally contact you. Enjoy!

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Hi Linda. It’s great to have you here. Please, tell us about your book.

Middle-aged, Maggie Abernathy just wants to recuperate from cancer during the solitude of summer vacation after a tiresome year of teaching second grade. 
Maggie’s plans are foiled when precocious seven-year-old Chloe McIntyre moves in next door with her dad, John.
Maggie’s life changes in a way she could never imagine when the pesky new neighbors steal her heart. With Maggie’s grown son away, her ex-husband in the shadows, her meddling mother’s unannounced visits, and Chloe McIntyre on her heels, somehow Maggie’s empty house becomes home again. 

This sounds like a wonderful, heart warming novel. What are some of the things people are saying about it so far?

I am thrilled by some of the reviews I have gotten. Here, let me share a couple with you:

“Linda Bradley’s fresh voice will keep readers riveted from beginning to end. Bradley delivers a heart-warming story full of disarming honesty and beautiful drama…This one stands out!” Jane Porter, New York Times and USA Today Best Seller, Author of Flirting With Forty and It’s You

“Maggie’s Way is a heart-warming tale of love and loss, fear and friendship. With charming characters and a moving plot, Linda Bradley’s lovely debut gently reminds us that it’s never too late for second chances.” Lori Nelson Spielman, International Best Seller, Author of The Love List and Sweet Forgiveness

Wow, those reviews are great! You should be very proud. They definitely are a good part of being a writer. Tell me, what is your absolute favorite thing about being an author?

I love writing stories that connect with readers and inspiring others.

I love reading those type of stories. The ones that lift you up and make you feel good. No d of like listening to a good song. Speaking of music, do you remember your first concert?

Of course. I saw Chicago. I went with my girlfriends and we were teenagers. We were right in front of the stage and had the best time ever. 😄

I used to love Chicago! I remember putting their cd in my radioand blaring it, singing along with every song 😌 Good times. Hey, what about a favorite drink?

My favorite would have to be Kir Royal.

Kir Royal?

Yeah. It’s champagne with a shot of Crème de cassiss with a lemon twist. I learned about these on a trip to France with my mom and sister in my younger years.

That sounds delicious! 😋 What else can you make? Do you cook?

I’d consider myself a baker rather than a cook.

A few of my specialties include: Chocolate Chip Cookies, Sugar Cookies, Pumpkin Bread, Blueberry Buckle

Oh man, my mouth is watering just thinking about all of those sweets. I’m going to have hit the grocery store now. LOL. I do have one more question before you go. Do you have a favorite animal?

My dog Maisey. We adopted her from a rescue shelter, but my husband and I really think she did more of the rescuing than we did.
 
I have a rescue pet too. His name’s Tucker and he’s a shih tzu. And I know what you mean about the pet rescuing  you instead. 😌

Linda, I’m so glad you took the time to stop by and visit with me today. Can you tell the readers where they can find you and your book?

Absolutely. I can be found by clicking one of the following links:

CONTACT LINKS:

Twitter

Facebook

Website

BUY LINKS:

Barnes and Noble

Amazon

Schuler Books

 

 

 

 

Here to tantalize us…Linda!

Good morning everyone!! Today I am happy to have author Linda Bradley and her book, Maggie’s Way. Be sure to leave a comment with your email address at the bottom for a chance to win a free E-book from Linda. 2 books will be chosen at random and Linda will personally contact you. Enjoy!

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Hi Linda. It’s great to have you here. Please, tell us about your book.

Middle-aged, Maggie Abernathy just wants to recuperate from cancer during the solitude of summer vacation after a tiresome year of teaching second grade. 
Maggie’s plans are foiled when precocious seven-year-old Chloe McIntyre moves in next door with her dad, John.
Maggie’s life changes in a way she could never imagine when the pesky new neighbors steal her heart. With Maggie’s grown son away, her ex-husband in the shadows, her meddling mother’s unannounced visits, and Chloe McIntyre on her heels, somehow Maggie’s empty house becomes home again. 

This sounds like a wonderful, heart warming novel. What are some of the things people are saying about it so far?

I am thrilled by some of the reviews I have gotten. Here, let me share a couple with you:

“Linda Bradley’s fresh voice will keep readers riveted from beginning to end. Bradley delivers a heart-warming story full of disarming honesty and beautiful drama…This one stands out!” Jane Porter, New York Times and USA Today Best Seller, Author of Flirting With Forty and It’s You

“Maggie’s Way is a heart-warming tale of love and loss, fear and friendship. With charming characters and a moving plot, Linda Bradley’s lovely debut gently reminds us that it’s never too late for second chances.” Lori Nelson Spielman, International Best Seller, Author of The Love List and Sweet Forgiveness

Wow, those reviews are great! You should be very proud. They definitely are a good part of being a writer. Tell me, what is your absolute favorite thing about being an author?

I love writing stories that connect with readers and inspiring others.

I love reading those type of stories. The ones that lift you up and make you feel good. No d of like listening to a good song. Speaking of music, do you remember your first concert?

Of course. I saw Chicago. I went with my girlfriends and we were teenagers. We were right in front of the stage and had the best time ever. 😄

I used to love Chicago! I remember putting their cd in my radioand blaring it, singing along with every song 😌 Good times. Hey, what about a favorite drink?

My favorite would have to be Kir Royal.

Kir Royal?

Yeah. It’s champagne with a shot of Crème de cassiss with a lemon twist. I learned about these on a trip to France with my mom and sister in my younger years.

That sounds delicious! 😋 What else can you make? Do you cook?

I’d consider myself a baker rather than a cook.

A few of my specialties include: Chocolate Chip Cookies, Sugar Cookies, Pumpkin Bread, Blueberry Buckle

Oh man, my mouth is watering just thinking about all of those sweets. I’m going to have hit the grocery store now. LOL. I do have one more question before you go. Do you have a favorite animal?

My dog Maisey. We adopted her from a rescue shelter, but my husband and I really think she did more of the rescuing than we did.
 
I have a rescue pet too. His name’s Tucker and he’s a shih tzu. And I know what you mean about the pet rescuing  you instead. 😌

Linda, I’m so glad you took the time to stop by and visit with me today. Can you tell the readers where they can find you and your book?

Absolutely. I can be found by clicking one of the following links:

CONTACT LINKS:

Twitter

Facebook

Website

BUY LINKS:

Barnes and Noble

Amazon

Schuler Books