Friday, February 17, 2017

Madtown Author Daze--meet Kelly Moran #MAD17




Kelly Moran: best-selling & award-winning romance author of enchanting ever-afters...
 
"Moran breathes life into an appealing story."
~Publishers Weekly
 
Kelly MoranEnchanting ever-afters...
www.AuthorKellyMoran.com
 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Madtown Author Daze - Meet Laura Hawks #MAD17






 


 
 

Laura Hawks - Paranormal Author; Contemporary Suspense/Thriller Author and Non-Fiction Author


Ghost & the Grimoire:  PRG 5-Star Author:  

"The author's descriptions of both the Civil War and Hell gave me goosebumps I could almost believe she had somehow been to both at one time, that is how real it was. As I said before this is a ghost, Civil War and Hell book lovers dream come true."


BookViral: 

"Author Laura Hawks has made her mark by taking a well-worn story arc and making it her own."

Shifter's Hope:  


Demon's Trilogy:

 "I am not sure I can put into words the emotions this book made me feel! I know I couldn't put it down. Thank you for an amazing read. This is a must read !!! Can't wait to release the next book!!!"

Friday, February 3, 2017

Madtown Author Daze ---Meet Mary Gover Gray #MAD17





Meet the delightful Mary Gover Gray - one of the featured authors at this Spring's 
Madtown Author Daze. 
She writes children's books based on her award-winning dog--Dixie!




An award winning dog becomes the center of attention in two children's stories. Author Mary Gover Gray pays tribute to the memories of her standard poodle in Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle and Dixie Doodle the Happy Poodle. Dog shows and therapy dog activities brought this pair into the community. Read about Dixie's adventures and enjoy her peppy personality in these children's picture books. ages 4-8 yrs


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Revew of SAY YES by Katie O'Sullivan



My wonderful publisher, THE WILD ROSE PRESS has a great set of romances on sale just in time for Valentine's Sale! I'm reviewing Katie O'Sullivan's SAY YES and I'm telling you now...go grab a copy of this one right now!

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 Darby Malone has trouble saying no. Hosting a children’s Valentine party at her recently renovated gallery is the last straw, and the last time she intends to say yes to anything. That is, until she meets Ben, a well-known Cape Cod artist with eyes as deep and blue as the ocean. He stirs feelings in her that have been dormant for too long. Can she afford to say yes to him?

Ben Phillips needs this gallery show. His life has been empty since his wife died four years ago, his paintings the only thing giving him solace. But his style has changed, his art completely different than the breezy shore paintings he staked his reputation on. Can he convince Darby to give him a chance – and to consider him for more than just a place on her gallery walls? Will she give him a place in her heart as well?





MY REVIEW:

Ms. O'Sullivan never fails to satisfy with a wonderful love story. Every time I read her books I'm amazed by the worlds she creates, the characters that jump off the page, and a story that draws me in and never lets go. This CANDY HEARTS romance is one of my favorites. Short and sweet with enough push and pull to have you want to go grab a paint brush and paint your love story. I love the setting of Cape Cod and the whole "I-shouldn't-fall-in-love-with-another-artist" dilemma that Darby faces.  A sexy hero whose haunting past only Darby can put to rest. Loved this book!

5 Stars!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Book Review: Morgan D'Arcy: A Vampyre Rhapsody and Interview with the VAMPYRE!





Blurb:

The greatest enemy of a vampire is boredom. Four centuries of existence have taught Lord Morgan Gabriel D'Arcy to fear nothing and no one. Humans and their weapons have little chance against his preternatural speed and arcane powers. Vampires are viral mutations of human DNA. Still, the Vampyre code requires secrecy, and he has learned to hide his nature from the world. The lure of mortality, of a life in the sun, puts Morgan again and again at the mercy of calculating human women though they fail to consider his charm and determination into the equation. However, even grooming a future bride from infancy proves to be fraught with heartbreak. And second chances are not always what they seem unless... you are Morgan. Immortality and beauty, aren't they grand?

Review:

This book is rich and sophisticated. The language evoking images of days gone by and love won and lost. I love how Morgan struggles with his immortality, taking chances and going against his own kind to reverse his "mutation." It makes you ache for the pain that a vampyre feels when time passes and you remain. To fall in love with an immortal would be fraught with heartache and terror. And the immortal who loves you? His time is endless and you are but a blip in his seemingly never ending existence. Soulful and sensual, give this series a read! 

But let's here more from the Vampyre himself!




Interview with Morgan D’Arcy, Earl of St. Averil, concert pianist, and…vampire.


When did you become a vampire? I was infected with the virus that mutates human DNA in 1659 in France. Of course, at that time, I only knew I’d been drained near death, fed blood from my vampire mother’s veins, and woke up immortal and craving blood.

Do you drink blood or are you a psychic vampire?  Personally, I think the psychic vampires are more dangerous.  I’m a blood drinker.

What's the worst thing about being a vampire? Loss of the sunlight. I’d love to see the sun shining on the blue ocean below my ancestral home.  Royal Oak perches on a hill above a hamlet on the west coast of Devon.  I can see the black ocean from my bedroom window…a tragedy really.

Are you a magical creature or are you a different species? I’m a magically different species. (he laughs)

Do you enjoy being a vampire? Most times. Of course, being a vampire does present problems, sorrow and regret creep up on you when you least expect it.

How do you feel about humans?  I’m in love with a mortal woman to the dismay of the Vampyre Council and to my own danger. I judge humans the way I judge vampires or any other species—by their actions.  But I do have to admit that beauty is high on my list of priorities. My mortal love, Isabeau, is a beautiful, intelligent geneticist. She is the culmination of centuries of dreams.


Where are you from? I was born in 1632 in Devon, England.

What is your life goal for a life spanning centuries?  A race of immortals with human morals and gentleness—half-vampire and half-human to bridge the treacherous gulf between the two quite different species.

Do you have a code of honor?  I’m a relic from the Restoration era.  My code of honor is often influenced by that mortal man who became the vampire Morgan D’Arcy. Now, in the middle seventeenth century, the aristocracy drank to excess, whored, and…well, I try not to allow this time of my life to rule my actions. The Vampyre Council, Les Elus, has the end say, but I’m a rebel at heart.

What makes you angry?  Lucien St. Albans and Les Elus. Both stand in the way of my life purpose. Les Elus forbids the creation of a DarkeChilde, a vampire-human hybrid. As you may have noticed, I’m not overly concerned with the rules.

Name one person you admire.  Charles II.  I was with his touring band of banished Royalists after his father was beheaded at Whitehall. He suffered great hardship, and yet was restored to the throne of England without an ounce of bloodshed.

Morgan will be appearing in concert at the Royal Albert in London, England on November 11th.

Linda Nightingale’s Obsession series stars Morgan D’Arcy, in all his facets.  The books are Sinner’s Opera, Sinner’s Obsession, and Morgan D’Arcy: A Vampyre Chronicle, the latest in the series and a good introduction to his earlier life…walk through the centuries with a piano-playing James Dean!




About the author:




Born in South Carolina, Linda has lived in England, Canada, Miami, Atlanta and Houston. Somewhat of a gypsy, she's seen a lot of this country through the window of a truck pulling a horse trailer. She bred, trained and showed Andalusian horses, rode sidesaddle and did musical freestyle exhibitions to Phantom of the Opera. Her stallion Bonito, imported from Costa Rica, was twice National Champion at halter. Besides writing, Linda loves horses, sports cars, books and piano. She is the mother of two wonderful sons.



Twitter:  https://twitter.com/LNightingale - @Lnightingale
Web Site:  http://www.lindanightingale.com – Visit and look around. There’s a free continuing vampire story.
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