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Monday, December 29, 2014

The Thornless Rose by Morgan O'Neill



Title: The Thornless Rose

An Elizabethan Time Travel Novel

Author: Morgan O’Neill
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: December 29, 2014
Genre: Historical Fiction
Pages: 454
Blurb:

No one ever knew what really happened to Dr. Jonathan Brandon back in 1945. He simply disappeared from a London pub, leaving behind an unsolved mystery and his fiancée—Anne Howard’s grandmother. Seventy years later, Anne herself is haunted by the strange tale, along with inexplicable hallucinations straight out of Elizabethan England. Including a scarred, handsome man whose deep blue eyes seem to touch her very soul...

Anne wonders if there isn’t something more to the story. Is it even possible that Jonathan disappeared into England’s dark past? And why does Anne keep hearing him whisper her name? Because now she too feels the inexorable pull of the past, not to mention an undeniable attraction for a man she doesn’t even know.


It’s just a matter of time before Anne will step back into history, and face a destiny―and a love―beyond imagining...

My review:
Dr. Jonathan Brandon disappeared one day in 1945... vanished, never to be see again, leaving his fiancee Catherine behind. Years later, her granddaughter, Anne Howard starts experiencing mysterious tugs from the past. Though unbelieving at first, she begins to understand what might have happened to Jonathan Brandon and how he was forced to abandon all he knew... because Anne is afraid that same thing is happening to her.

Morgan O'Neill has redefined the genre of time travel with this fantastical adventure into the Elizabethan past, with all the ceremony of the time period, costuming brought to life... as well as the unsavory of the time. I very much enjoyed this tale! I can't wait for more from the writing duo of Deborah O'Neill Cordes and Cary Morgan Frates who become Morgan O'Neill. Highly recommend this book to all lovers of Historical Romance or anyone who is looking for a grand adventure wrapped up in the pages of a book. Excellent.



A chance meeting at a writers conference brought Cary Morgan Frates and Deborah ONeill Cordes together, two award-winning authors who connected because of a mutual love of time travel fiction. Collaboration ensued, the search for a pen name the first step in their working relationship. Their maiden names provided the solution - and Morgan ONeill was born. 

Cary and Deborahs backgrounds are uniquely suited to writing stories steeped in atmosphere and history: Deborah has a Masters Degree in history and is a dedicated genealogist; Cary is a talented linguist in French and is currently a student of Latin. Theyve traveled to Europes ancient and medieval sites many times, with Cary living on the Continent for five years. 

The Morgan ONeill time travel novels have received a number of literary awards, including two finalist wins in the Booksellers Best Awards, two semifinalist wins in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, first, second, and third place wins for the Mainstream Novel with Strong Romantic Elements category of the Golden Rose Contest, a top ten finalist award in the Pacific Northwest Writers' Conference Zola Awards Literary Contest, and a top ten finalist win in the Orange Rose Contest.
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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Kissing the Devil by Shannon Eckrich

Publisher: Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly
Pages: 200



Blurb: 

There are three rules in the small town of Leeds Point, New Jersey: 
Never stay out after dark. 
Never go into the Pineys. 
And, more than anything, never speak of the Jersey Devil. 

Serenity Cantwell knows all too well the Jersey Devil exists. The recurring nightmares of his glowing green eyes make their way into her dreams, causing her to relive her encounter with the beast every single night. But as people she knows start to disappear, and end up dead in the middle of the Pine Barrens, she pushes away her fear of the forest in search of answers. 
What she finds will change her life forever. Secrets will be revealed, a curse will be set in motion, and friendships will be tested. But most of all, love could prove to be deadly. 


Author Bio:
Shannon Eckrich is a YA paranormal author with Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing. Her novel, Haunting Lia became an Amazon International Bestseller shortly after its release in October 2013. The first installment of her Elemental Short Series, Goddess of Fire: Burn, quickly followed suite when it was released in June 2014.

Check out these other books by Author Shannon Eckrich:
Goddess of Fire: Burn: http://smarturl.it/goddessoffireburn
Goddess of Fire: Smolder: http://smarturl.it/goddessoffiresmolder
Goddess of Fire: Ignite: http://smarturl.it/goddessoffireignite
Goddess of Fire: Inferno: http://smarturl.it/goddessoffireinferno

Goddess of Fire: Fire and Ice: http://smarturl.it/goddessoffirefireice

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Lucky Numbers by G.G. Carver









Lucy Eaton had a job she loved as a Teaching Assistant at a 
Special Needs School and a boyfriend who struggled with 
commitment issues. Life was good, not great, but good, until one day 
Lady Luck paid Lucy a visit and a life that most people could only 
dream of opened up to her. With the creases of every day life ironed 
out, she could sit back and live the dream.



But what if that dream doesn't turn out to be what you thought you 
wanted? Want and need are two very different things. The head wants, 
but the heart needs, and as generous and fortuitous as life can be, 
it can also be incredibly cruel. No one gets to live a creaseless life. 
That is something Lucy will soon discover.



Release Date: February 14, 2015








Other Books By G.G. Carver











Born in the heart of England to two devoted parents he enjoyed a 
happy, loving childhood. Not long after completing his further education
he set off on a worldwide adventure visiting various places around the
globe, but it was New Zealand that stole his heart. It was here that he
discovered his creative side with amateur dramatics, 
and he made several brief appearances in national soap operas. 

After 5 years he returned to England and discovered his passion for 
writing. He wrote several unpublished children's books, but had a vision
for a book that would take him on an exciting journey.

He also lives with his close companion Carver Jnr his cuddly pup that 
features in many of his humorous Facebook updates. He enjoys keeping
fit, long walks in the fresh air and spending time with close family and
friends.



@GGCarver





Copyright © 2014 G.G. Carver, All rights reserved.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

99¢ Sale!! Huge Black Friday Sale!! Crescent Moon Press Amazon Sale!!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Even Heroes Cry by Hildie McQueen

Hildie McQueen's New Release....

Even Heroes Cry, Fords of Nashville, Book 1




“Even though I knew they were just fireworks on the 4
th of July, to me they still sounded like incoming mortars. It took me right back to my deployment…”
Writing Adam Ford – Even Heroes Cry

An emotion filled, heroic read!

Buy Link: Amazon

I lay in the darkness, tears trailed from the corner of my eyes and plopped onto the pillow.  The video I’d watched replayed in my mind and I could not shake the heaviness in my chest at seeing the helplessness in so many young men’s eyes.  The vacant looks of no longer expecting life to ever get better. The loss of their personal life, after months or years of fighting for our country.

The research for Even Heroes Cry took its toll on me and yet I knew it was important if I was to try to bring the horror of PTSD to life in Adam Ford.  I had to feel what he felt and know as much as possible how it would affect a person.

Adam Ford was a leader in the military, someone in control who commanded soldiers. He raced head on into the most dangerous war zones. He flew a helicopter directly into lines of fire to save injured soldiers and carry them back to safety.  He jumped out of the safety of the chopper to drag men under sniper attack away from danger, getting shot multiple times while saving their lives.  Yes I was writing a larger than life hero, but he did exist to me.  He is real.
In the current thirteen year long war in the Middle East, many Adam Fords have risen to the challenges and done as much as my fictional hero. They’ve rushed through what seemed insurmountable obstacles to save their fellow servicemen or have died trying. Today’s heroes are young brilliant people who return home broken and damaged.


When I finished this story, I let out a breath, my eyes misted and I hoped that somehow I made Adam Ford a man that represented the battle these brave servicemen and women face upon returning from active fire directly into a different war that rages within.




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