Tuesday, December 4, 2012
I am thrilled to review the books in the Bible Bites Series. And this is the perfect time of year to grab these for an added little token during the holiday season.
Author: Shirley Kufeldt
Meet God and His Son ISBN 978-1-61244-099-6
Goals That Lead to Success ISBN 978-1-61244-100-9
America, Land That I Love ISBN 978-1-61244-101-6
The WOW Factor ISBN 978-1-61244-102-3
Author Shirley Kufeldt has done a beautiful job with her book series Bible Bites Series. Each pocket sized book is packed with bites from the Bible with the ultimate goal of inspiring the reader to seek the Bible for answers. A verse on every page is thought provoking and promising all at the same time.
Those intimidated by the entire Bible can easily find the time to read and understand one passage at a time and that's what Ms Kufeldt accomplishes with her books. Small verses specific to the title of each book will inspire, educate, and encourage the reader. These books make great gifts and enable the reader to have an intimate relationship with God everyday by taking one passage at a time.
These little journal/verse books are designed to fit into a purse or pocket, have places for the reader to jot notes or prayer requests, and are simple verses that encourage. These books are just the beginning of a more enriched prayer life and a deeper faith.
For more information on the author or her books visit www.Biblebites.net
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Several years ago when I first started to write Virginia Templeton she was a character in a screenplay. It was very hard for me to swear or do sex scenes, but I kept trying hoping I would leave my fears aside when I was writing a scene. In a screenplay you don’t have to go into detail the same way you do in a novel so Virginia Templeton was just the character in the screenplay that would allow me to practice my writing skills. She would help me learn not to be afraid of allowing myself to write sexy characters or characters that swear and do bad things. It was no reflection on me; they were my characters thoughts and actions, not mine. I continued to write strong woman but without very much swearing and with very little sex. But in my mind whenever I needed to be strong in life situations I always referred to Virginia thinking what would Virginia do in this circumstance, and it usually worked because I got my strength from thinking about her .
When I began to do radio shows on Blog Talk Radio I had several shows on Romance Writing and loved having guests on the show that were romance writers because I thought they seemed to have so much fun writing their characters and writing romance scenes. I love to have fun and I thought I might try to write one, but I didn’t. Then I met Bethany Cross on my show when she came on to help me with the phone lines and the chat room. She had mentioned she wanted to write and I encouraged her to write a short story. She wrote her first short Erotic romance story and she became a Rebel Ink Press author. She writes really good stories with great characters and great descriptive sex scenes. She urged me to try and offered me help if I needed it.
I thought about it but still I didn’t think I could. The more I thought about it the closer I came to beginning my first sexy short story. I needed a character and so Virginia Templeton came to life in my first short story. I started to write her story and loved writing a woman like Virginia Templeton who was sexy, smart and very powerful. When I had trouble Bethany urged me to keep going and insisted that everyone would like the Diva I created.
I had no idea that when I finished the story readers would connect to her with such passion. They loved the fact that Virginia is such a powerful woman. Now when I sit down to write, I write for Virginia Templeton. She allows me to get to where I need to be and it’s been great.
I feel as a writer I have grown and my fears have disappeared and it’s a lot easier to swear and write very sexual scenes. Virginia Templeton has been so much fun to write because she’s such a complex interesting woman and she helps me connect to the reader.
The icing on the cake is readers love her strength and I am on my third story in the series and have enjoyed this experience more than any other.
Monday, November 5, 2012
1. Could you tell us a little about yourself?
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Baseball reporter Cat McDaniel specializes in exposés. Now that very talent has left her unemployed. Desperate to get off the bench and back into the lineup, she is thrilled to land an interview with the Buffalo Soldiers’ General Manager Roger “Rakin’” Aiken--Baseball legend, eight-time All Star ... and oblivious father to a Major League bratty co-ed named Paige. Aiken offers Cat the team writer position for the following spring, but the opportunity is tempered by a curve ball of a caveat: she must first spend the winter as a blogger reporting on the Latin American training facility. She is also supposed to look out for Paige, nominally the team’s newest scouting assistant. Being a glorified babysitter and chaperone still beats being an out-of-work sportswriter. Cat reluctantly leaves behind her gorgeous boyfriend Benji and accompanies the party girl to sunny Santo Domingo to balance baselines and conga lines. Paige falls for Chance Hayward, an agent who plays hardball—the figurative kind. Joining them on the field is Paige's ex, Junior DeLeon, one of the coaches who’d really like to score with Cat. When an aspiring player turns up dead, it is up to Cat and Junior to devise a game-changing strategy. Will Cat’s snooping work in her favor this time, or will she strike out ... losing her job, her boyfriend and her life? Curveball follows Big Leagues as Book 2 of the Cat McDaniel Mysteries, also known as the Foul Ball series.
Born and raised in Illinois, Jen Estes started her writing career as a baseball blogger in 2007 and expanded to freelance sports writing in 2009. She is an active member of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR), Springfield Poets & Writers and the National Writers Union (NWU). Curveball is the second in a series featuring sassy sports writer Cat McDaniel. When Jen isn’t writing, she enjoys running, yoga, traveling and watching baseball with her husband and cat.
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As they walked out of the restaurant, Cat caught the eye of a busy Cristian and waved goodbye. She tapped Chance on the shoulder. “That reminds me, we want to talk to you about your client.”
“Oh, that’ll cost you and Paige.”
Cat gave him a wary look. “Cost us what?”
“A walk on the beach.” He extended both arms. “One for each of you.”
Paige eagerly locked her right arm with his, but Cat pressed his left arm down to his side. She kicked off her sandals and let them dangle from her fingers before begrudgingly following the duo onto the damp sand.
A few fisherman could be seen on the jetty a hundred yards away, but otherwise they had the beach to themselves. Her steps broke the moist clumps and the powdery sand spilled out over her toes. The sand massaged her soles as they moved closer to the breaking waves. Living in downstate Illinois most of her life, Cat didn’t take the relaxing sound of the oceanic thunder for granted. The soft wind whipped her skirt around her thighs. As they approached the shoreline, the restaurant odors of garlic and grease were replaced with a salty tinge of sea air. The half moon smiled down upon them. It was a perfect moment, until Chance spoke.
“Not bad, huh?”
He said it as though he was taking credit for the beautiful evening. Cat sneered in his direction but it was too dark for the message to be received.
Paige looked around the vacant beach. “There’s nobody here. Is it always like this at night?”
“Almost. We’re just about at the end of our rainy season so the beaches will be busier. But on weeknights, most of the action is in town.”
Their stroll was nearing the rocks that bordered the end of the beach and led out to the jetty. Cat pointed up at the fisherman. “What are they trying to catch?”
Chance shrugged. “Hell if I know. I only eat it; I don’t hunt it.”
Paige watched them thoughtfully. “My dad loves fishing. Says it’s the only true way to get away from the field.”
“Let’s sit for a minute.” He placed his jacket on the sand.
Cat shook her head. “I’m good with standing. I was hoping we could talk about Cristian.”
Chance sat on the sand with his knees in front of him. “We will.” He patted the jacket. “Paige?”
Paige tucked her dress beneath her thighs as she sat on it, facing the ocean.
He scooted closer to her. “What do you think?”
Paige’s eyes didn’t leave the water. “Of the ocean, dinner, or you?”
He chuckled. “All of the above.”
Cat held in a groan as she waited for his predictable moves, expecting the yawn and reach any minute now.
He didn’t yawn, but sure enough, his tan arm slivered around Paige’s bare shoulders.
“Hmm …” Paige tapped her chin thoughtfully. “The ocean is beautiful. Dinner was delicious. And you, well you kind of pale in comparison. Perhaps you should’ve grouped yourself with the fisherman and that weird pile of seaweed over there.”
With his phony chuckles, Chance was beginning to sound like the laugh track from an eighties sitcom. Cat tapped her foot on the sand, but neither of them seemed to notice.
Paige tossed him a playful smile, but then was distracted by the aforementioned pile of seaweed near the jetty. She cocked her head. “What is that?”
In tandem, Cat and Chance turned around. “What?”
Paige stood up, dusted her dress off and pointed. “Over there, in the rocks.”
Chance squinted. “Probably just some litter.”
Cat shook her head. “That doesn’t look like litter.” She took off toward it.
Chance bounced to his feet and caught up to her. The waves smacked the rocks with loud slaps. Cat took slow, deliberate steps, as though trying to sneak up on the mound of seaweed. Another foamy wave crashed onto the shore, this time taking the pile of seaweed back into the ocean with it. Before she could take another step, Chance reached his arm out to stop her. “Cat, don’t go any closer.”
Cat gasped, choking on the breath wedged in her throat. It was too late.
She’d seen the body.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
1. Could you tell us a little about how you started in writing romance novels?
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Madison Montgomery is available for Interviews and book signings.
For Immediate Release
Author Madison Montgomery joins the World of Ink Virtual Tour
The World of Ink Network will be touring author Madison Montgomery’s debut erotic
romance short story collection throughout October and November 2012. These mini
novels are about a powerful woman named, Virginia Templeton.
The main character of these steamy mini novels, Virginia Templeton knows other women
want her life and men just plain want her, but she’ll have to play her game carefully to
get everything she wants.
About the Books:
Every Man Wants Her - Virginia Templeton can turn heads in any room and get the
attention of any man she wants. She’s married to a rich, powerful businessman, but she
wants a divorce. She owns a luxurious condo building, complete with a dashing man to
enjoy on the side, but he wants another woman. Who is the winner or is there one?
It’s Never Enough – Virginia Templeton finds sometimes what you want in life and have
is never enough. This very sexy woman who uses her good looks and dirty tricks to
manipulate people is out to take advantage…Beware!
ASIN Number: B008969S2S – Every Man Wants Her
ASIN Number: B0096DX1U8 – It’s Never Enough
Publication Date: 2012
Genre of Books: Erotic Romance
These mini novels are sexy fast-paced lunchtime stories.
About the Author:
Madison Montgomery is an author, screenwriter and Blog Talk Radio Host. The first
book of the Virginia Templeton series, Every Man Wants Her is out now and her second
book, It’s Never Enough released the end of September 2012. In November the third
book of the series will be released.
You can find out more about Madison Montgomery and her erotica romance short stories
during her World of Ink Author/Book Tour at http://tinyurl.com/99nlnhf
To learn more about the World of Ink Tours visit http://worldofinknetwork.com
Saturday, October 13, 2012
announces the forthcoming release of his new novel, LATITUDES - A Story of Coming Home, published by Hope Mountain Press. Available June 30, 2012 in all major bookstores and in e-book formats, LATITUDES is the story of a boy overcoming a childhood of parental kidnappings, emotional trauma and cultural dislocation. With the help of friends, teachers and sports, he learns to heal.
"I wanted to show that survivors are not just people who have overcome obvious abuse,
but also the victims of emotional trauma that are underreported in our society, especially
as divorce rates have climbed," said Caplan, explaining his motivations for writing the
Will Kogan and his three sisters are torn between their parents living in different
countries, their father in Venezuela and their mother in the United States. When their
father remarries, they learn to adapt to Venezuelan social mores. Later, installed in an
exclusive Eastern boarding school, Will reconnects with his mother living in New York
City and begins the slow process of learning the truth about his family and his place in
LATITUDES sheds light on the shadow world and human costs of international child
abductions. It also reveals the heart wisdom of forgiveness and the redemptive quality of
friendship in a story that will appeal to readers of all ages.
About the book: LATITUDES - A Story of Coming Home by Anthony Caplan
Publisher: Hope Mountain Press
Date of publish: June 30, 2012
About the author:
Anthony Caplan is a writer, teacher and homesteader living in northern New England. He
has worked at various times as a shrimp fisherman, environmental activist, journalist,
taxi-driver, builder, window-washer, and telemarketer. His road novels, BIRDMAN and
FRENCH POND ROAD, trace the meanderings of one Billy Kagan, a footloose soul striving after sanity and love in the last years of the last century
For more information about LATITUDES - A Story of Coming Home, please visit