Wednesday, July 22, 2020


There is a treasure hunt with the prizes being a $100 and $25 giveaway!
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Ren Garcia is a Science Fiction/Fantasy author and Texas native who grew up in western Ohio. He has been writing since before he could write, often scribbling alien lingo on any available wall or floor with assorted crayons. He attended The Ohio State University and majored in English Literature. 

Ren has been an avid lover of anything surreal since childhood. He also has a passion for caving, urban archaeology, taking pictures of clouds, and architecture. He currently lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, and their four dogs.


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They thought the episode with their cousin to the east, Lady Bloodstein, was over. They thought it was something to laugh about at the grand table in fond nostalgia. But they were wrong. They were so wrong. And Castle Blanchefort has fallen!

Lord Kabyl has lost everything: his wife, his kin, his family fortune, and his home. Castle Blanchefort, once a safe haven, is overrun with enemies seeking his blood.

In what follows, he must join forces with ancient enemies and with people who do not exist. He must treat with sinister, possibly untrustworthy gods and barter away his soul for urgently needed arcane help or face certain death at the hands of forgotten tyrants and their machinations from a bygone age.

And, how can a strange science known as Mentralysis, practiced in secret in the hidden places of the League, hold the key to ultimate victory?

What should have been obvious to Lord Kabyl from the start, at last, becomes crystal clear: Foolish is he who dares possess the Ultimate Object, for misery shall be his only reward.


Top Ten List:

10 Fun facts about the Author:

--I was once engaged to a woman 20 years my senior.
--I once looked down the barrel of an FBI Agent’s drawn pistol.
--I once took a home IQ test from a book and scored a 58.
--Similar to the Bird Box challenge that’s all the craze these days, I once nearly plunged to my death by walking into the deep end of a drained swimming pool in a pitch black abandoned YMCA.
--I was once royally chewed out by Maria Shriver.
--A childhood rite of passage, my bout with the Chicken Pox nearly killed me as a boy.
--My entire family has brown eyes, yet I have blue eyes. After 3rd grade biology class, I announced to my mother that I couldn’t possibly be her son.
--I once received a check for $150 dollars after a treasure chest full of stolen Mexican booty was discovered on a relative’s property. The $150 was my share of the divided spoils.
--For a 2nd grade essay in 1975 that was to be placed in a Time Capsule under the school, I predicted the coming of GPS.
--As the infamous White Hurricane of 1978 dumped 10 feet of snow on the ground and gave us -61 wind chills, I STILL had to go to school in a treaded armored personnel carrier donated by the National Guard.


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Treasure Hunt Questions Chapter 7-8: 
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Chapter 7:--Sleep?  - https://youtu.be/4GYjhLki7wM
1: What type of vessel are Kay and Laika flying to Kana in?
A)—A Goshawk
B)—A Straylight Fleet craft
C)—A Ghome 52 Battleship
D)—A V4 Venera ship

2: As they settle in for some rest, what happens?
A)—Laika tries to seduce Kay
B)—They get lost in space
C)—They have an argument
D)—Their ship breaks down


Chapter 8: The Ultra -  https://youtu.be/15uX9CVJ-Do
1: Who designed Sarah’s holographic image?
A)—The Hospitalers
B)—The Sisters
C)—She programmed it herself
D)—The Fleet

2: Who attacked Castle Blanchefort?
A)—The Xaphan Armada
B)—The Jones
C)—The Boblytes
D)—The Spacing Guild

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Monday, June 1, 2020




An epic fantasy of forbidden romance that chronicles the coming of age of a princess who is possessed by the Snow Queen and fated to rule her kingdom with a strong hand and icy heart.

As a child, Princess Freyja looked into the Snow Queen’s cursed mirror - and was changed.

Now an aloof and difficult young woman with a wit as sharp as her tongue, the future monarch is in need of a tutor. And Ambrose, a failed poet, is in need of a teaching position. He just never suspected how dangerous the extracurricular activities would be!

Soon, Ambrose finds himself on a grand adventure fighting to save the vexing but alluring princess from the court occult conspiracies that have targeted her. He is opposed not only by sorcerers and the evil Snow Queen, but also the icy royal damsel who holds his heart.

Will Ambrose’s love cause Freyja to thaw…or will she put him in the deep freeze instead?

Sensuous, suspenseful, supernatural and filled with witty banter, this romantic fantasy will both turn up the heat and leave you thoroughly frost smitten!

A 2019 Critters Readers Poll top ten finalist in the category of Science-Fiction and Fantasy.

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Micah S. Harris is the Author of the epic fantasy romance Portrait of a Snow Queen, which took third place in the category of science fiction and fantasy in the Critters Readers Poll.  Strong female protagonists and banter are trademarks of his work. Portrait of a Snow Queen is no exception and is recommended for older fans of Frozen and lovers of the witty verbal sparring in The Princess Bride.

He won the 2016 Pulp Ark Award for best novel for Ravenwood, The stepson of Mystery: Return of the Dugpa. He is also the Author - Along with artist Michael Gaydos (Marvel’s Jessica Jones) - of the graphic novel Heaven’s War, a historical fantasy pitting the Oxford Inklings against Aleister Crowley.

His lifelong love of movies also influences his fiction, whether a fairy tale retelling, horror story or paranormal mystery. He taught film on a collegiate level and has chronicled, both in print and via podcast, fascination lost genre gems.



This is a very exciting book that pulls you in. It keeps you wondering what will happen next. 
As a young tutor is given a new pupil that he never excepted. The story he is told of what has happened is beyond what he can possibly believe fully. Micah S Harris does a really good of writing in a way that makes it hard for you to put the book down. 



1. How did you come up with the title?

Boy, the title was tough. I went through several things like “Frost Smitten” or “Defrosting the Snow Queen.” But I was reminded that there is such a thing as a literary portrait, as in Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Portrait of a Lady. And the cover art by Aaron Lopresti looks like Freyja is sitting for a portrait, so that worked out great.

2. Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of a family member?

I have to name three. Three of my beta-readers, Tabitha Miller, Sharon Ceres, and  Barbara SobczyÅ„ska fell in love with the characters and their world and were always excited to find out what happened next – and they read the even longer version! I was able to meet with Tabitha and Sharon, and that kind of human connection through a process that is usually solitary was invaluable and removed me from the vacuum of creativity.



3. If you could travel anywhere in the world for thirty days and just kick back and relax, where would you go, would you take anyone with you and why would you chose this vacation spot to go?

The United Kingdom, definitely. I’d love to see the Scottish Highlands, and I’m a longtime Anglophile. I love British literature, the history of the island and the artifacts that have been left there. The pop music that has come out of England is some of the greatest, from the Beatles to Prog Rock artists.

4. What is your favorite late-night snack?

Do I have to pick just one? Just as long as there’s a lot of it!

5. Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?

Ideally, having established a solid fan base and finally written one of the licensed properties of which I’ve long been a fan. 

6. Tell us 5 random things about yourself.

● When I was small, my teddy bear named Boo-Boo ran away from home in an act of tough love to get me to stop sucking my thumb. 
● I once had a Venus flytrap as a pet.
● My mom always encouraged my love of reading. She went beyond the call of duty of bringing me books from the library. So, if I read about a bear having a pancake party or a kid adopting a pet spider, she accommodated me in having my own.
● I was friends with the late Verne Langdon, make-up man on the original Planet of the Apes movies and the one who cast the foam rubber for the Pillsbury Doughboy when he was a stop-motion puppet.
● I used to play guitar, and was in a high school cover band.

7. What was the most surprising part of writing this book?

How the characters and their world grew. If Beta Readers were enthusiastic about a minor character, they inspired me to do more with that character. Thus, Freyja’s reclusive sister Asa and the former dancing polar bear, Theodyn, got spotlighted more than they would have. 

One character who revealed herself to me and got a much meatier part was Emily, the Reverend’s wife. She was off to the side for a long time, and then I realized, “What if…” And when she stepped into the limelight and started really talking, she started writing herself, and I have been smitten with her ever since. 








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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Rogue Hearts - Not a Fine Gentleman



Donna Hatch is the author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.


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Margaret, the eldest of the misbegotten Amesbury family is accused of murdering her jerk of a husband and then fleeing. Conner Jackson, a Bow Stree Runner, is hunting her down to bring her to justice. Or so he thinks.

This romantic story of loss and betrayal, forgiveness and redemption, and strangers marrying, will leave you laughing, crying, and swooning. Sprinkled liberally with suspense, mystery, and heart-melting kisses, this is not your ordinary historical tale of an arranged marriage nor of redeeming the rakes. Fans of Victorian and Regency Eras as well as those seeking clean and wholesome romance with plenty of chemistry will love this story!


The Rogue Hearts Series:
The Stranger She Married 
The Guise of a Gentleman
A Perfect Secret
The Suspect's Daughter
Not a Fine Gentleman

Praise for Donna Hatch:
“Donna Hatch is one of the masters of clean romance with electric tension and smokin’ hot kisses.” ~ Reading is My Super Power Reviews


“Written with heart and depth, Donna Hatch’s books are absolute must-reads for any fan of swoon-worthy historical romance.”  ~ Sarah M. Eden, USA Today best-selling historical romance author


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Thursday, December 5, 2019



With Laci and Mitch anxiously awaiting the arrival of a new baby, they are surrounded by the turmoil of discovering Mama's illness while their two sons fight over the love of a woman.



A white Christmas brings a moment of joy, but Laci’s faith is tested again when their baby clings to life. 


Together the Young family must lean on each other and the only One who can truly give them strength.


Will they find the faith they need…even through the snow?" 
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Sandy lives in her hometown of Mt. Vernon, IL enjoying life with her two youngest kids, and works full time for a local hospital as a health consultant. Most mornings she can be found at her local bookstore-coffee shop among friends, looking for inspiration and writing her next novel.







Top Ten List
1. Love my kids and family 
2. Love Coffee - my whole kitchen is decorated in coffee 
3. Love to play pool- 9 ball champ and have a trophy 
4. Love planning events for non profits 
5. Random: Got a speeding ticket on the Autobahn once (where this is no speed limit lol)
6. Love to teepee in the fall 
7. I run a bar and event center inside 1930s movie theatre in my spare time 
8. I was inspired to write my first book by a gentleman who sat next to me on a plane 
9. I ordered the black and white mocha so often at my local coffee shop that they added it to the menu 
10. I met Billy Ray Cyrus in an elevator when I worked for the Adams Mark Hotel and he did the boot scoot boogie for me in the elevator. 



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Thursday, October 10, 2019

THE DEFENDER by Rachel Rossano





Rachel Rossano lives with her husband and three children in the northeastern part of the United States. Homeschooled through high school, she began writing her early teens. She didn’t become serious about pursuing a career as an author until after she had graduated from college and happily married. Then the children came.


Now she spends her days being a wife, mother, teacher, and household manager. Her evenings and free moments are devoted to her other loves, writing and book cover design. Drawing on a lifelong fascination with reading and history, she spends hours creating historical feeling fantasy worlds and populating them with characters who live and breathe on the page. 


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New roles. New rules. No margin for error.


Zezilia Ilar joins the sept son’s entourage as a defender. Her growing Talent ability makes her a target for the Elitists, and her gender makes people question her competence. She must protect the sept son. Any mistake could be fatal.


Hadrian Aleron always knew his beliefs would cause trouble, but he didn’t realize how much. Rebels are rising. He could lose his title, his position, and if he’s not careful, his life. As the assassination attempts grow bolder, Hadrian must rely upon his young defender and their shared faith in the Almighty to keep him from faltering.




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Zezilia

I fought them the whole way. At least one of the young men limped away with a nasty bruise on his shin, and two had teeth marks on their hands. After the second yelped and withdrew his hand, a sweaty-smelling scrap of wool was stuffed in my mouth instead. They dragged me backwards into a dark room, and the door closed behind us with a final thump. Before I could catch my balance, they released me and let me fall to my knees blind and bewildered. I didn’t dare touch my amoveo now that I was obviously being targeted. The men might be in league with the strange man in the Council Hall. Now that I was unhindered, I spat out the rag and peered into the darkness.
“You always were such a pest, Zez.” Vander, one of my elder brothers, lit a lamp, bathing the small storeroom in a meager glow. “Why couldn’t you have come quietly?”
“If I had known I was coming to speak to you, I wouldn’t have protested,” I replied. “The method of my invitation was a bit hostile.”
I scanned the room as I slowly rose to my feet. The lack of windows was hardly surprising. Pressing in on my right and left were towering shelves full of towels, bedding, and pillows. In the shadow of Vander’s solid form, a second door beckoned invitingly. If I could just get past him, I had a hope of getting free.
He grunted. “We had to get you away from the stick-in-the-mud of a sept son without him knowing. Father wants to speak with you, and his exaltedness has made it clear that he will not make you available. So, we had to use other means.”
“You could have at least told me where you were taking me,” I pointed out. Even if Vander had asked, I wouldn’t have come, but it was point worth making just the same.
“I did tell you.” He laughed jeeringly then. “For all that hype about your abilities, you missed my sending from only inches away. Tsk, tsk. Not all that you are supposed to be, are you?”
I almost opened my mouth to explain that I had ConPropped, and my Talent was blind, but I stopped in time.




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There is a  treasure hunt with the prizes being a  $100 and $25 giveaway! The Treasure Hunt Questions will be based on the videos...