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Vestige

October 21, 2014

Deb Hanrahan lives with her husband and three kids in the Chicagoland burbs. When she is not writing, reading about writing, talking about writing, or thinking about writing, Deb spends her time taking care of her family and home. She has penned several young adult novels, including Changing My Wardrobe and the Vestige Series.

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Night shitf

October 21, 2014

L. L. Fine was born in 1971, reborn in 1993 when he met his future wife Bella, and re-reborn in 2001, when his eldest child took her first charming breath.

His past sins include being a partner and a creative director in an advertising agency, writing several TV series, content designing and writing several major visitor centers, and co-founding a promising start-up company.

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Kissin’ Hell by Jodi Redford

October 21, 2014

At the ripe age of seven, Jodi Redford penned her first epic, complete with stick figure illustrations. Sadly, her drawing skills haven’t improved much, but her love of fantasy worlds never went away. These days she writes about fairies, ghosts, and other supernatural creatures, only with considerably more heat.

She has won numerous contests, including The Golden Pen and Launching a Star. When not writing or working the day job, she enjoys gardening and way too many reality television shows.

Currently residing in Michigan with her husband and overgrown lapdog, she is a member of RWA national and Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America.

She loves to hear from readers. You can email her at jodiredford@jodiredford.com and visit her online at www.jodiredford.com.

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A Harem Boy’s Saga – II – Unbridled; a memoir by Young

October 21, 2014

Young alias Bernard Foong is, first and foremost, a sensitivist. He finds nuance in everything. To experience the world he inhabits is an adventure which is mystical, childlike and refreshing. He has a rare ability to create beauty in a unique fashion. His palettes have been material, paint, words and human experiences.
By Christine Maynard (screenwriter and novelist).

Bernard Foong (designer) – A brief history

Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. At the age of 8, he was assisting his aunt and cousin, learning the art of sewing and fabrics/colors matching. He attended an exclusive private boarding school in the United Kingdom before obtaining his Diploma in Fashion Design at the Harrow College of Art & Technology in London, England. He went on to complete his Master of Design at the Royal College of Art & Design, London, England. During his college years he won several international fashion awards and was already retailing bridal and evening dresses to several well known department stores in England. Liberty of London, Selfridges, Harrods and Harvey Nichols to name a few that carried his designs. His Royal College of Art graduation wedding/evening wear collection was sold to Liberty of London and displayed in their store windows for the entire month of June that year.

For four years, he worked for Liberty’s bridal department as their in-house designer until a trip to Hong Kong, while working on a freelance project for ‘Bird’s’(casual wear) company, he was recruited by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as their Fashion professor for the next 6 years. During his stay in Hong Kong, he freelanced for numerous fashion companies. From designing casual wear, swimwear, lingerie, and fur garments, men’s wear, bridal and evening fashions to accessories (bags, shoes, and head-wear). He also participated and organized numerous fashion shows, events, functions, and presentations in the Asia Pacific region.

Working for Keys Far East Hong Kong as chief lingerie designer – travelling extensively to the United States, he was soon recruited as an Associate Fashion Design/Illustration Professor to the University of Wisconsin, Madison and also lectured at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design for a couple of years.

Foong was then appointed as the Fashion Development Manager by an established department store – Parkson Grand (22 stores in Malaysia and one in Shanghai, China). Producing under the label, Natural Life by Bernard Foong, he designed casual-wear collections for the Parkson Grand’s flagship store in Kuala Lumpur. After a couple of years later, he was invited by the Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore to join their design school to establish a Fashion Design department. For two years, he assisted several founding members of the design school – working on the fashion department’s teaching curriculum.

The Fitzgerald Theatre Department, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Oahu, Hawaii awarded a full scholarship for Foong to complete his second Master of Art in Theatre Costuming. Now a resident on the Island of Maui, he has assisted many charity organizations in their fund raising events with his extravagant fashion and performance shows/presentations. In 2005, he and his partner, Mr. Walter Jay Bissett opened Fire Dragon Bistro Orient & Design Shop. He also designs costumes/fashions for numerous theatrical productions in Hawaii and abroad.

Appointed as chief lingerie designer for Cerie International Limited – Hong Kong, his lingerie designs can be found in major department stores in Canada and the United Kingdom.

He showcased the BERNARD FOONG R-T-W collections and BERNARD FOONG @ Modern Classic Ltd. (an established – Hong Kong bridal & evening wear company) collections in Hong Kong. His 2008 & 2009 bridal/evening/bridal lingerie fashion show, “Grace” & “Coming Up Roses” were premiered at Hong Kong Fashion Week in July 2007 and January 2008 respectively at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center, garnering positive interest in many Asian press reviews, including a China nationwide television broadcast of his latest collection. Aika (International Opera Singer) wore several Bernard Foong special occasion dresses at her Japan & European tour in September & October 2009.

Foong was the chief Creative Director for Official (Special Occasion fashion manufacturing company) Guangzhou, China producing – BERNARD FOONG Couture (specialty one-of-a-kind creations), White (RTW – Wedding/Special Occasion wear), Foxy Cute (Smart Casual/Cocktail wear), SexZ (decorative bustier) & Diva Bitch (sexual lingerie inner/outer-wear) collections.

Besides working on his regular haute couture, R-T-W and lingerie collections he is a visiting consultant/advisor for:
• Pivot Point fashion college, Chengdu, China.
• Hong Kong Design Institute (fashion department), Hong Kong, SAR.
• Hong Kong Poly/U, Hong Kong (School of Apparel Design & Merchandising), SAR.
• Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association, Hong Kong.
• Singapore Temasek Polytechnic – School of Apparel Design & Merchandising (ADM), Singapore.

Bernard is also writing his autobiography, a seven book series of Mr. Foong’s young life:
A Harem Boy’s Saga: A Memoir by Young.
This provocative story spanning 4 decades and 3 continents is about a boy who was sent to a very exclusive English boarding school in the 1960s where he was initiated into a clandestine sexual society and then spirited away to serve in wealthy and elite Middle Eastern harems .”
A Harem Boy’s Saga series is published by Solstice Publishing and is available in print and E-books internationally.

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Think Like an Entrepreneur: Transforming Your Career and Taking Charge of Your Life

October 21, 2014

Deborah A. Bailey is a sought after expert to discuss entrepreneurial and workplace issues. After over twenty years in the corporate world, Deborah graduated from Coach U and transitioned into entrepreneurship. She’s the author of seven books, a speaker and the host of “Women Entrepreneurs —The Secrets of Success,” an internet radio talk show where she provides candid discussions with today’s top entrepreneurs, authors and industry experts. She’s been a guest on various radio stations and TV programs including the NJ Perspectives show on ABC6 TV and Good Day Street Talk on Fox 5 NY as an expert in career transitions and reinvention. Learn more about Deborah at www.ThinkLikeAnEntrepreneurBook.com.

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The Awakening

October 21, 2014

K.A. Madison is the author of The Awakening, the first book of the Nether Chronicles.

When I’m not writing, I work as a IT Manager at a large financial services company. I have an MBA from the Kogod School of Business at American University and over 15 years of Information Technology related experience.

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Tea Cups & Tiger Claws

October 21, 2014

Timothy Patrick learned early about living on both sides of the railroad tracks. Even though his family hadn’t made it past the first rung of the social ladder, his mother decided her son ought to go to an elite boarding school. She smooth talked the headmaster and Timothy ended up at Judson School in Scottsdale, Arizona–the child of a TV repairman hobnobbing with the children of diplomats and famous athletes. On visiting day he watched the parents of his schoolmates arrive in limousines and Lamborghinis. His parents arrived in a beat up van that said “Patrick’s TV Repair” on the sides.

In his debut novel, “Tea Cups & Tiger Claws,” Timothy continues this childhood theme as he introduces us to forbidden mountaintop palaces and the seemingly unworthy characters who try to sneak into them. It’s a family saga that spans three generations and, of course, takes you on a wild ride from one side of the tracks to the other.

Timothy is a graduate of UCLA. He and his wife live in Southern California and are the parents of two grown children. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, hiking, and aviation.

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SEDUCTIVE SUPERNATURALS: 12 Tales of Shapeshifters, Vampires & Sexy Spirits by Erin Quinn, Caridad Pineiro, Erin Kellison, Lisa Kessler, Chris Marie Green, Mary Leo, Maureen Child, Cassi Carver, Janet Wellington, Theresa Meyers, Sheri Whitefeather, Elisabeth Staab

October 21, 2014

Caridad Pineiro:
NY Times and USA Today Bestseller Caridad Pineiro is a Jersey Girl who just wants to write, and travel. Caridad is the author of over 40 novels/novellas and loves romance novels, super heroes, TV and cooking.

Chris Marie Green:
Chris Marie Green is the author of the urban fantasy Vampire Babylon series from
Ace Books and the Jensen Murphy, Ghost for Hire series from Roc, which features a fun-loving spirit from the 80s.

Mary Leo:
USA Today bestselling author Mary Leo writes romance, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, and mystery.

Elisabeth Stabb:
Elisabeth Staab loves happy endings, strong coffee, and “restore your faith in humanity” stories. She lives in Washington DC with her family.

Erin Quinn:
NYT bestselling author Erin Quinn writes dark paranormal romance. Her books have been called “riveting,” “brilliantly plotted” and “beautifully written.”

Janet Wellington:
Janet Wellington writes award-winning contemporary & paranormal romance.
Publishers Weekly: she creates “characters readers root for from page one.”

Sheri Whitefeather:
Sheri Whitefeather is an award-winning, bestselling romance author. Her books
are generously spiced with love, passion and sinfully hot heroes.

Theresa Meyers:
Award-winning author Theresa Meyers writes the Sons of Midnight, Shadow Sisters, Legend Chronicles, Vector Force and Enochian Brotherhoood series.

Lisa Kessler:
Lisa Kessler is an Amazon Best Selling author of dark, passionate, paranormal romance, including the Award-Winning Night Series and Moon Series.

Erin Kellison:
Erin Kellison is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of dark fantasy romance, including the Shadow series and the Reveler series.

Maureen Child:
USA Today bestselling author Maureen Child is the award winning author of more than 130 romance novels in several different genres.

Cassi Carver:
Cassi Carver is the author of sexy urban fantasy, contemporary romance, and paranormal romance.

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Fuzzy McKenzie by Lord Toph

October 20, 2014

Lord Toph was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and has resided in New York for several years. He wrote his first story entitled, “The Fing” at the mere age of seven, and has written and illustrated well over thirty stories since this tender age. As head of his own multimedia company (Monté CrisToph Multimedia), Lord Toph manages performing artists and creative concepts ranging from fine art, to music, to literature. He is currently writing a fictional novel-length adventure story entitled, “Captain Starfield & his Magical Ship.” Lord Toph is an artist, producer, and writer.

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25 Ways To Improve Your Website by Vinny O’Hare

October 20, 2014

About 25 Ways To Improve Your Website by Vinny O’Hare 25 Ways To Improve Your Website is all about simple steps you can take to optimize your website or blog using a common sense approach. In this book Vinny explains a few steps that most people miss when they are setting up a website or […]

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Foxblood: A Brush with the Moon by Raquel Lyon

October 20, 2014

Raquel Lyon is an English author, who writes YA fantasy and NA contemporary romance stories. Her heroines are kinda kooky, her heroes slightly devilish, and her romance a bit on the raunchy side. If the sun is out, so is she. She has a crazy sugar addiction and eats ice cubes as if they’re going out of fashion.

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Skull Mantra

October 20, 2014

Eliot Pattison has been described as a “writer of faraway mysteries,” a label which is particularly apt for someone whose travel and interests span a million miles of global trekking, visiting every continent but Antarctica. An international lawyer by training, early in his career Pattison began writing on legal and business topics, producing several books and dozens of articles published on three continents. In the late 1990’s he decided to combine his deep concerns for the people of Tibet with his interest in venturing into fiction by writing The Skull Mantra. Winning the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery–and listed as a finalist for best novel for the year in Dublin’s prestigious IMPAC awards–The Skull Mantra launched the Inspector Shan series, which now includes Water Touching Stone, Bone Mountain, Beautiful Ghosts, The Prayer of the Dragon, Mandarin Gate and The Soul of Fire. Both The Skull Mantra and Water Touching Stone were selected by Amazon.com for its annual list of ten best new mysteries. The books have been translated into over twenty languages around the world.

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Swept Away 1 by Jennifer Haymore

October 20, 2014

USA Today bestselling author J. Haymore is the author of sexy historical and contemporary romance.

You can find Jennifer in Southern California trying to talk her husband into yet another trip to England, helping her three children with homework while brainstorming a new five-minute dinner menu, or crouched in a corner of the local bookstore writing her next novel.

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Captured Boxed Set: 9 Alpha Bad-Boys Who Will Capture Your Heart

October 20, 2014

About Captured Boxed Set: 9 Alpha Bad-Boys Who Will Capture Your Heart NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHORS $0.99 BOXED SET SALE! THIS WEEK ONLY! CAPTURED is a steamy collection from today’s hottest authors featuring 9 sexy bad boys trying to capture your heart, every way they know how. New York Times and […]

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The Sock Wars

October 20, 2014

Maia Sepp is an author of humorous contemporary and dystopian fiction. She left the tech sector to write about sock thievery, migraines, the future, and…the tech sector.

The Sock Wars is her debut novel. The first chapter of The Sock Wars was published as a short story/novel excerpt titled Irish Drinking Socks, and became a Kobo bestselling short story. The Sock Wars has been a top-100 digital bestseller on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and the iBookstore, as well as a genre and Writing Life bestseller on Kobo. It is available in print and ebook formats.

Maia’s second novel is The Migraine Mafia, a story about a nerdy thirtysomething’s quest to come to terms with a chronic illness. It is available online everywhere in print and ebook formats. It has been a genre bestseller on Kobo and Amazon.

Her latest is a humorous near-future dystopian novella, titled, An Etiquette Guide to the End Times, available now!

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Walking to Israel by Emma Gates

October 20, 2014

Award-winning writer Emma Gates was born in New York and spent her childhood in England. She earned a BA in Spanish/Latin American Studies from Indiana University Bloomington, and an MBA with concentration in Arabic/Middle Eastern Studies from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona. She worked for three years in Mexico and five in Saudi Arabia. She’s an international trade and telecoms specialist currently living near Chicago with her family and two inscrutable cats.

“I try to write what I want to read — novels that are dense, ‘chewy’, full of ideas, which transport me to different places while taking me deep into the hearts of characters whose lives immediately engage and move me profoundly. Because I’ve lived many years outside the States, I’m interested in how Americans interact with people from other countries, whether here or there.”

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DEATH ON DAYTIME, A Tess Darling Mystery by Tash Bell

October 20, 2014

About DEATH ON DAYTIME, A Tess Darling Mystery by Tash Bell Tess Darling is a feisty blonde TV producer, who solves media murders with the help of her hunky (but hapless) cameraman Miller. In this, the first book of the series, Tess is forced to investigate when a ruthless presenter is murdered – live on […]

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Depression: My Battle – A Young Man’s Staggering Journey From Hopeless To Hopeful

October 20, 2014

I live a pretty extraordinarily normal life. I currently reside in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, with my amazing family, whom I love. I am currently a full-time author at the age of 20, and I am LOVING every minute of it. While I may be young in age, I believe my experiences and incredible adventures give me a unique perspective–a point of view you couldn’t get from anyone else. I try to live every day as if it were my last, allowing myself to fully experience the highs and lows of each and every day. I refuse to let myself get hung up on insignificant events, and instead choose to respond with positivity, optimism, and love.

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Breaking TWIG

October 19, 2014

Raised in the Deep South, Deborah Epperson grew up during the era of the Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam. She received a BS degree in biology and English in Texas, and later moved to Atlanta to work and pursue post graduate work. After working in the scientific field for twenty years, she turned her talents to writing fiction and nonfiction. Her nonfiction and poetry have been published in newspapers and magazines in Montana and nationally.

Deborah enjoys developing stories and characters steeped in the lyrical traditions and mystical surroundings of the Deep South. Through her storytelling, she tackles issues most people can identify with and, like her, may have struggled to understand.

In addition to writing, Deborah enjoys doing pet therapy work with her golden retriever and volunteering in animal rescue. Contact email: breakingtwig@yahoo.com

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The First TIme I Said Goodbye

October 19, 2014

About the Author: Claire Allan was born and raised in Derry and is a self confessed home bird. She spends her days working as a mild mannered reporter for the Derry Journal, where she has worked since 1999. She lives with her husband Neil and two children, Joseph and Cara.

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Highland Wolf Pact: A Scottish Werewolf Shifter Romance by Selena Kitt

October 19, 2014

About Highland Wolf Pact: A Scottish Werewolf Shifter Romance by Selena Kitt From NEW YORK TIMES bestselling and award-winning author Selena Kitt – Over a Million Books Sold! Sibyl Blackthorne isn’t afraid of anything–except maybe being sold into marriage to a man she doesn’t love. A man she’s never even met. A man who, by […]

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Witches of The Demon Isle Box Set, Volumes 1, 2 & 3 by Rachel Humphrey – D’aigle

October 19, 2014

About Witches of The Demon Isle Box Set, Volumes 1, 2 & 3 by Rachel Humphrey – D’aigle Free for Limited Time! A Little Bit Funny, A Little Bit Romantic, with a Wicked Side of Supernatural Trouble… Melinda Howard is the Demon Isle’s weird girl… one that’s been holed up in the Howard Mansion for […]

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If You’re A Zombie and You Know It Eat Some Flesh

October 18, 2014

Darrin Mason has worked much of his adult life as a freelance cartoonist (he is an Australian Cartoon Award winner) whose work has appeared in a number of Australian newspapers and magazines (People magazine and The Truth newspaper to name but two) and as a producer at 4BC radio in Brisbane, Australia. He is one hell of a funny guy with a dark sense of humor who now writes stories that make as much light as possible of the things he finds there. Above all else though, he is a fan of Batman. (The 1960s TV version, the late 1980s/early 1990s Michael Keaton version, and the Christopher Nolan/Christian Bale trilogy are the only ones that matter. You can forget the rest). As the Metallica song goes, nothing else matters.

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Real Santa

October 18, 2014

William Elliott Hazelgrove is the best-selling author of eight novels, Ripples, Tobacco Sticks, Mica Highways, Rocket Man, The Pitcher, Real Santa and the forthcoming Jackpine and The Pitcher 2. His books have received starred reviews in Publisher Weekly, Book of the Month Selections, Junior Library Guild Selections, ALA Editors Choice Awards and optioned for the movies. He was the Ernest Hemingway Writer in Residence where he wrote in the attic of Ernest Hemingway’s birthplace. He has written articles and reviews for USA Today and other publications. He has been the subject of interviews in NPR’s All Things Considered along with features in The New York Times, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Richmond Times Dispatch, USA Today, People, Channel 11, NBC, WBEZ, WGN. His most recent novel, The Pitcher is a Junior Library Guild Selection and was chosen Book of the Year by Books and Authors. net. His next book Jackpine will be out Spring 2014 with Koehler Books. A follow up novel Real Santa will be out fall of 2014.
He runs a political cultural blog, The View From Hemingway’s Attic.

http://www.williamhazelgrove.com

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Chase the Dark

October 18, 2014

I wrote my first piece of fiction outside a classroom when I was fourteen. Nowadays I shudder to think of it and can’t actually stand to read it as an adult, but it got me started on a crazy road of 3 AM writing sprees, a reputation for daydreaming (how else am I supposed to plot my next scene?), and over one million words written in the last 12 years.

This year I am publishing my début novel, Chase the Dark, Book 1 of the Steel & Stone series. I plan to publish prolifically and with dedicated enthusiasm, and I hope my readers will share that enthusiasm.

I live in Western Canada with my fiance. Someday I would like to get a cat. Maybe two.

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Saving Grace

October 18, 2014

Katie Graykowski is a bestselling author who likes sassy heroines, Mexican food, movies where lots of stuff gets blown up, and glitter nail polish. She lives on a hilltop outside of Austin, Texas where her home office has an excellent view of the Texas Hill Country. When she’s not writing, she’s scuba diving. Drop by her website www.katiegraykowski.com.

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Forevermore – Guided in Spirit by Edgar Allan Poe

October 18, 2014

Kristy Robinett (Livonia, MI) is a psychic medium and author who began seeing spirits at the age of three. When she was eight, the spirit of her deceased grandfather helped her escape from a would-be kidnapper, and it was then that Robinett realized the Other Side wasn’t so far away. As an adult, she was often called upon by the local police department to examine cold cases in a new light and from a different angle. She gained a solid reputation for being extremely accurate at psychical profiling and giving new perspectives on unsolved crimes. It was then that she began working with a variety of law enforcement agencies, attorneys and private investigators around the United States, aiding in missing persons, arson, and cold cases. Her psychic detective work was recognized in a new series on the ID Network, Restless Souls.

Robinett teaches psychic development and paranormal investigating at local colleges, lectures across the country and is a regular media commentator and has been spotlighted on Coast to Coast, Darkness Radio, ABC News, Fox News and the Ricki Lake Show. She is the author of Forevermore: Guided in Spirit by Edgar Allan Poe; Messenger Between Worlds: True Stories from a Psychic Medium; Higher Intuitions Oracle; Ghosts of Southeast Michigan; and Michigan’s Haunted Legends and Lore.

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Rejar

October 18, 2014

Hailed as “a breakout talent!” and “a publishing phenomenon” by
Publisher’s Weekly, Dara Joy has written eight consecutive New
York Times and USAToday bestselling novels. This award winning
author is known for writing layered, inventive stories, brimming
with fiery sensuality with strong, unique characters. Millions of
her books have been sold worldwide and have been translated into
several languages, including German, Norwegian, Chinese, Korean,
Spanish, Japanese, Thai, and Russian. Ms Joy is honored to have
been inducted into the Romance Writers of America’s Hall of Fame.
She resides with a smile in Massachusetts.

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Theophilus Grim and the Infernal Chill of August (The Trying Tales of Chumbles & Grim)

October 18, 2014

Dannal J. Newman has more fun than should be allowed writing The Trying Tales of Chumbles & Grim. He has been writing fiction and studying the craft of writing for at least twenty years, and he loves reading all kinds of adventuresome and mysterious fiction.
Dannal currently lives in southern Oregon with his wife and two kids, where he works in Television.

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MINE FOR TONIGHT: Book One – The Billionaire’s Obsession by J.S.Scott

October 18, 2014

J.S. Scott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of steamy romance. She’s an avid reader of all types of books and literature. Writing what she loves to read, J.S. Scott writes both contemporary steamy romance stories and paranormal romance erotics. They almost always feature an Alpha Male and have a happily ever after because she just can’t seem to write them any other way!

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http://www.authorjsscott.com
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