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  Help me welcome children’s author, Galand Nuchols. She is the author of numerous children’s books, and they make great stocking stuffers for those kids on your list. So please take time to look them over, then head over to Amazon and purchase! Link listed below.

 

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Dragons for Kris, and Dragon Hatchling, deal with emotional abuse and bullying in school and at home.

 

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Second Chance and Leroy’s Chance are set in Kilgore, Texas when the Discovery Oil Well brought in by Dad Joiner in 1930. The idea of a novel for young adults came to me when my eighth grade class visited the Kilgore Oil Museum in Kilgore, Texas.  Dad Joiner and his stubborn belief that oil lay beneath the drought stricken land set fire to my imagination.

 

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Two Bloods is a long short story or a short novel set in East Texas frontier days. Ralph Windsong is feared and hated by the whites but is not accepted by the Indians either.  What will he do when he receives word his white, half brother may be dying?

 

 

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Now Where Did That Come From?,  just recently published, is an anthology of short stories with a paragraph or two following each tale explaining where the seed for the story originated.

All of Galand’s books are available on Amazon in paperback and ebooks. Buy here:

http://www.amazon.com/Galand-Nuchols/e/B00IXJD98K/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1416518168&sr=1-2-ent

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Galand is a retired teacher, a career she loved. Her other interests include travel, writing stories and novels for children and young adults. She lives in Northeast Texas with her husband, Tom. She’s an active member of Northeast Texas Writers’ Organization, where she chairs their annual short story contest.

Take a look at Galand’s answers to her chosen five questions. I love her quotes!

What is my greatest fear?

Snakes – big ones, little ones, poisonous and non poisonous. My brain knows there are beneficial snakes but my heart and feet don’t believe it.

 

What are my favorite quotes?

I especially like Helen Kellers’ Statement. I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.

Another quote is from Zig Ziglar’s book of Favorite Quotations. The author is not listed. Those who say it can’t be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.

 

What is my favorite dessert?

Chocolate anything. Chocolate cookies, brownies with that yummy layer of creamy chocolate sandwiched between the top and bottom, Rocky Road ice cream, dark chocolate candy bars. You get the message.

 

Do I write in silence or listen to music?

I write in total silence except for the sound of a fan blowing on me when I’m having hot flashes. People walking through the house, dogs barking, husband talking on phone, husband banging around in kitchen etc. rips at my brain like claws on a cat.

What is the best advice I ever got?

Mother shared the advice she got from a high school teacher. Be not the first by whom the new is tried, nor the last to lay the old aside. It was about fashion, but can be applied to many aspects of life.

What is the best advice I can give a new writer?

Read, read, read. Immerse yourself in the genre you wish to write in and for the audience you write for. Read about writing, character development, dialogue, creating scenes. Read the newspaper, the Bible, popular novels, biographies. A wise person continues learning all his/her life.

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FABULOUS FIVE ON FRIDAY TO YOU! TODAY I AM THRILLED TO FEATURE ANOTHER CANADIAN AUTHOR. JEFF LEITCH IS WRITING PARTNERS WITH ROY DIMOND, WHO I FEATURED A FEW WEEKS BACK. TOGETHER, THEY HAVE PENNED SAVING OUR PENNYS.

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE ANSWER TO HIS LAST QUESTION. BE SURE AND CHECK IT OUT…ALONG WITH HIS BOOK…. AND DON’T FORGET TO TRY FOR THAT $10 AMAZON GIFT CARD BY LEAVING A COMMENT!!

 

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Jeff Leitch Photo - Saving Our Pennys Jeff Leitch lives with his family in Maple Ridge, a proud community at the base of the majestic Golden Ears Mountain in British Columbia, Canada. Honored to be a teacher in his native Coquitlam, British Columbia, Jeff’s passions include his wife Linda, their three kids, Amanda, Matthew and Adam, his Dad and Mom (always), brothers Greg and James, in-laws Pauline and Joe, his teammates,

colleagues, friends, and the countless stories they all share.

You can find him at any sporting venue or live theatre, with coffee in hand, cheering and coaching those who display courage and dare to chase greatness. Along with writing occasional articles for local papers, Jeff’s current restlessness has him dreaming of many more novels, while writing at least one musical hit as he goes beyond the three chords he knows on his acoustic guitar.

Roy Dimond’s Blog

http://roydimond.tripod.com/

Jeff Leitch’s Blog

http://jeffleitch.wordpress.com/saving-our-pennys/

Link to purchasing Saving Our Pennys on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Saving-Our-Pennys-Roy-Dimond/dp/1618071122/ref=sr_1_1/188-8803821-1231466?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1412553962&sr=1-1&keywords=Saving+Our+Pennys

#1. Do you have any odd or interesting writing quirks?

 

Before I answer Ann, I would just like to Thank-you on behalf of Roy and myself for doing this interview.   We love the idea behind ‘Five on Friday.’ Odd or interesting writing quirks?   You could say so. Anytime I am writing during the creative process, I imagine the computer keyboard is a grand piano, or an electric keyboard. I will then load up a music playlist on the computer and visualize I am “center –stage” in a concert. I am Billy Joel entertaining the masses or whatever musician is inspiring me at the time. The songs may not even have a piano or keyboard in it – but the keys I hit pound away to the rhythm and the harmonies of the moment and the creativity flows.   And yes there is a “Thank-you! Goodnight!” echoed when the desk lamp turns off. Gotta leave ‘em wanting more…

 

#2. Who would you choose to play the two lead roles in your book, if it was made into a movie?

 

Great question! Roy and I have talked about this as we have always seen Saving Our Pennys as a fantastic movie script. I imagine Matt Damon as the teacher trying to find his way, and his Scottish mentor as the great Sean Connery. How incredible would it be to have two of the best ever to hit the silver screen to honour this story? I get chills thinking about it.

 

#3. What is your favorite thing to do during your spare time…besides writing?

 

Besides writing, I love lifting a scalding hot coffee with my wife and the hockey parents at the local rink, or raising a glass with them in the evening post-game. There is nothing quite as special as watching your kids chase their passion, and sharing that bond with others.  

 

#4. If you could choose your last meal, and you weren’t in prison, what would it be?

 

I’m going with the prime rib smothered in gravy with a sidecar of the hottest horse-radish you could imagine. Add mixed steam vegetables with a side order of prawns, coupled with garlic potatoes and caesar salad. Bring on the ice-cold pints of Canadian Ale to savour the magic. Sharing this experience with family and friends would make it perfect.

 

#5. What’s the best advice you ever got…doesn’t have to be about writing.

 

Don’t complain about the results you didn’t get for the work you didn’t do. (Thanks Mom and Dad.)

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Welcome to Five on Friday! Today I have Jake dh offering his five questions along with information about his book. Jake and I met through another blog promotion a few weeks back when we did an author exchange. Be sure to check his book out on Amazon, and remember to leave a comment here.

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  1. If there was one person, real, fiction or fantasy, you could spend time with, who would it be and why?

    Spider-Man/Peter Parker. I know it’s a little childish since I could spend time with a historical figure, but Peter Parker would be an insightful person to meet. He was a normal person who was given extraordinary powers and used them for a selfish reason. He paid a steep, steep price for being stupid and greedy. Since then he has spent his existence trying to make up for something he did as a teen. Spider-Man has flaws, but tries his best to do the right thing, even if it isn’t the easy thing.

  1. What are the top three things on your bucket list?

Visit Japan, turn The BulletProof Ghost into some sort of visual medium (web series seems the most likely), and take my son to Disney World (he’s 5 months old).

  1. What’s the one thing you do every day that you enjoy the least, but do it anyway?

If by everyday, you mean every workday, go to work. I absolutely hate going to work. It’s on third shift. It is extremely physical. I have two college degrees, but due to a handful of bad things happening to me all in a row, I’ve ended up in the current situation I’m in. I write because I have a story to tell, but my hope is that it is a ticket to quitting my current job.

  1. Do you have any odd or interesting writing quirks?

I brew coffee around midnight or one in the morning. I like to buy caffeinated. I also play music that resembles the emotions I’m trying to convey in the scene I’m writing.

  1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

That’s a hard one. If I didn’t need my current job and wrote for a living, I really could live anywhere I wanted. I might stay close to where I’m at (southern Indiana) so my parents and parents-in-law can see my son as much as possible. They really do love him and it would be selfish of me to take that away from them. I might move to Illinois, but that isn’t that far away.

Blurb –  Kyle Richard is constantly picked on by a group of bullies. One day, they took it too far and killed the young boy. Kyle awakens as a cybernetic killing machine created by a mysterious man only known as William. Kyle makes new alliances and reforges connections with old friends as the action packed climax comes to a fever pitch. Will Kyle obey his creator’s will or forge his own destiny?

Excerpt –  Four saw Kyle on the gym floor bleeding to death in Irene’s arms. She was screaming, “No,no no nononono,” Kyle was coughing up blood. The other younger, uninjured Kyle was still at Four’s side staring at him with angry tears rolling down his face.

Four turned away. He never had been disturbed by anything before, but this… “No… make it disappear, Kyle.”

“Why? Isn’t this what you wanted?!” His eyes were filled with tears of rage. “This is how I died! Bleeding and scared. I didn’t understand.” Kyle dropped to his knees and screamed in rage, pounding the floor. The gym shattered when his fist hit the linoleum. “Why did I have to die…?” The white nothingness Four inhabited at the beginning remained,

Author Bio -  Jake dh has written for Examiner for years, but now he delves into the world of fiction. He just released his first book, The BulletProof Ghost: Prototypes. This is the first book of many in this riveting new Sci-Fi series.  Jake lives with his wife Sarah and baby son, Xander in Evansville, IN. He enjoys gaming, genre movies, anime and comics. He also roller blades when he gets the chance.

Purchase Links – Amazon Kindle –  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MK30EC4#

Amazon Softback (physical) –  http://www.amazon.com/The-BulletProof-Ghost-Prototypes-Invincible/dp/1495448118/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

Smashwords –  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/470168

Author Links –  www.thebulletproofghost.com

Author Shout –  http://authorshout.com/author-shout-bookshelf/jake-d-h/

Author Central –  http://www.amazon.com/Jake-d-h/e/B00N8LTYNM/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

Blogger –  http://thebproofblog.blogspot.com/

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           This morning while checking for reviews of my New Adult Romance, Tell Me a Secret, I discovered my reference book, Strong Verbs Strong Voice, was #1 Best Seller on Amazon!!

 

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Are you impressed? Don’t be. I’m not sure how many books are in the categories of Vocabulary, Slang and Word Lists, and Writing Reference, but it can’t be many.

 

I knew the book was selling because my manager…Tom, aka, my husband, checks my book sales every morning! I just didn’t know it was going well enough to get a ranking.

 

Don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled about the status, but you must understand, when you have a book in an obscure category, it can soar in rankings, so it’s a bit misleading.

Anyway, I just checked and it’s already slipped to #2. Since they update those rankings every hour, I thought I’d better claim best seller status while I could!!

 

Now I wonder if this is like an author reaching the NYT or USA Best Seller list with only one book, yet will always be listed as a Best Seller on every future book.

Can I now forevermore claim Amazon best seller status even if it was only for a few days?  

I think not. :+)

 

 

 

 

 

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 I’m featuring five Halloween ideas I found that are FABULOUS! So I guess today, it’s a FRIGHTFUL-FABULOUS-FIVE ON FRIDAY.

 

 

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These apple shrunken heads look fantastic floating in punch. I think this picture came from Yummly.com

Ingredients

2 cups lemon juice

2 tablespoons coarse salt

8 large Granny Smith apples

 whole cloves

 1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix together lemon juice and salt; set aside.

2. Peel apples and cut each in half through the stem; remove seeds and core. Using a sharp paring knife, carve a face, as desired, on the rounded side of each apple half.

Place apples in lemon mixture for one minute; transfer to paper towels to drain.

3. Place apples, face-side up on prepared baking sheet and transfer to oven. Let bake until apples are dry and begin to brown around the edges, about 90 minutes. Remove apples from baking sheets and press cloves into the “eye” sockets.

 

outdoor-halloween-ideas10Dresses formed out of chicken wire and sprayed with glow-in-the-dark paint. Absolutely beautiful!!! I got these from Pinterest. If you’ve not joined that site, you should because the ideas are endless.

 

bite-night-how-to-throw-a-vampire-themed-party.htmlAnother Pinterest idea. A snappy napkin holder. I love this…so simple!

 

 

fake bloodWhat could be scarier than blood dripping from a glass? kids love this!!

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1/2 cup water

1 teaspoon red food coloring

You’ll also need a candy thermometer, oven mitt, and cutting board covered with foil.

Directions:

Combine sugar, corn syrup & water in pot. Stir to combine.

 When candy thermometer reaches 300 degrees F***must reach this temp or the blood won’t set… add food coloring. Turn heat to low.

Put on oven mitt.***You must wear the mitt because when you turn the glass upright after dipping, hot mixture will drip onto your hand. DON’T skip putting on the mitt!!

 Once mixture is deep red, dip rim of each glass into mixture 2-3 three times until you have the desired effect. Turn upright onto covered cutting board.

 

jar with spidersWant a simple decoration for your desk at work? Put some moss in a jar and add fake spiders! For a larger area, just add more jars to make a grouping.

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Today’s Five or Friday features author, Anita Philmar. Don’t forget to leave a comment on each of October’s Five on Friday posts and be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card. Each comment counts as one entry. Now, I’ll let Anita tell you about her upcoming release!

Hi, everyone,

I’m so excited to tell you about the next book in my Naked Bluff, Texas series.

Remember back in book one “In Deep Water,” we meet Texas Deputy Bo Kildare.

Well, he’s back in a book of his own. This story is a little longer than the first two books in the series.

What can I say, lawmen can be so demanding.

 

 

Release date is Oct. 31.

Now available for Pre-order at Amazon –

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See book in Kindle Store

Deputy’s Bride is an erotic, historical western that is a stand-alone story with a satisfying Happily-Ever-After.

Texas Deputy Bo Kildare is looking for a special kind of lady, one that is willing to meet his special requirements. No sweet little virgin will do, he wants a woman who knows how to please a man, perhaps two.

 Recently widowed, Sarah Elizabeth Foster-LaFever has lived in the public eye for the last few years and wants out. Her reputation as Micah LaFever’s wife has left her penniless and without many viable options until Bo comes calling.

Now, she believes she found the perfect man until her past rears its ugly head.

Can murder and corrupt dealings keep these two lovers from making it to the alter?

Excerpt:

“God, when is he going to get here,” Sarah muttered and strolled to the freestanding, oval mirror in the corner.

Critically, she examined her silk dressing gown’s high collar. Unable to breathe with every button running down the front of garment secured, she’d only connected a few at her waist. The dark red robe highlighted her creamy complexion and light blonde hair.

Through the opening at the top, she viewed the curve of her breasts and the tight fit of her corset. The cream color almost matched her skin, creating the illusion that she was nude underneath.

Tugging aside her wide skirt, she examined the long line of her legs. She’d opted to omit her bloomers. One, because with the fire raging in the fireplace, she was hot. Two, because she thought Mr. Kildare should get a glimpse of what he’d receive if he decided to make her his wife.

 Granted from what Madeline had told Sarah, the man wanted more than a dutiful wife. He sounded as if he were more like her deceased husband. Micah enjoyed playing extreme bedroom games.

 She frowned, thinking how much she’d missed sex in the last year. Not because she hadn’t had the chance to indulge. More because she hadn’t wanted to fall victim to the same power hungry crowd that Micah had belonged. She’d done enough for those bastards and she had no intentions of doing…

Knuckles hammered against her door.

 Brushing a nervous hand over her hair, she offered up a silent prayer that everything would work out before she rushed back to the doorway. After a quick breathe, she asked, “Who is it?”

 “Bo Kildare, I was sent by Madeline Cowden.”

A masculine tone rang from the other side.

 His voice alone sent shivers racing over her skin. She flipped back the lock and inched open the door. “Yes, she said you might be stopping by.”

Bio for Anita Philmar

Anita Philmar likes to create stories that push the limit. A writer by day and a dreamer by night she wants her readers to see the world in a new way.

Influenced by sci-fi programs, she likes to develop places where anything can happen and where erotic moments come to life in a great read.

Naughty or Nice?

Read her books and decide.

Website: http://www.anitaphilmar.com/

Email: anitaphilmar@yahoo.com

Blog: http://www.anitaphilmar.blogspot.com/

FB: www.facebook.com/anita.philmar

GR: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1329767.Anita_Philmar

Twitter: https://twitter.com/anitaphilmar

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Happy Five on Friday! Today, I’m thrilled to have Mr. Donald Platt sharing answers to his choice of five questions. He’s written 5 novels, and three of them are featured here today. He’s also had an interesting background with lots of Hollywood connections!

Man, if he ever has that last meal, I hope he invites me to join him. (Not for it to be my last, just to help send him off! :+) I don’t even know what half that stuff is, but it all sounds delicious!

Don’t forget…if you leave comments on the October Five on Friday posts, you will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card. Each post counts as an entry, so comment on all of them!

 

Thank you, Donald! I’m so pleased you agreed to take part in Five on Friday and I enjoyed learning some new things about you.

 

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Author of five novels ROCAMORA, HOUSE OF ROCAMORA, A GATHERING OF VULTURES, CLOSE TO THE SUN, and BODO, the APOSTATE, Donald Michael Platt was born and raised in San Francisco. Donald graduated from Lowell High School and received his B.A. in History from the University of California at Berkeley. After two years in the Army, Donald attended graduate school at San Jose State where he won a batch of literary awards in the annual SENATOR PHELAN LITERARY CONTEST.

Donald moved to southern California to begin his professional writing career. He sold to the TV series, MR. NOVAK, ghosted for health food guru, Dan Dale Alexander, and wrote for and with diverse producers, among them as Harry Joe Brown, Sig Schlager, Albert J. Cohen, Al Ruddy plus Paul Stader Sr, Hollywood stuntman and stunt/2nd unit director. While in Hollywood Donald taught Creative Writing and Advanced Placement European History at Fairfax High School where he was Social Studies Department Chairman.

After living in Florianópolis, Brazil, setting of his horror novel A GATHERING OF VULTURES, pub. 2007 & 2011, he moved to Florida where he wrote as a with: VITAMIN ENRICHED, pub.1999, for Carl DeSantis, founder of Rexall Sundown Vitamins; and THE COUPLE’S DISEASE, Finding a Cure for Your Lost “Love” Life, pub. 2002, for Lawrence S. Hakim, MD, FACS, Head of Sexual Dysfunction Unit at the Cleveland Clinic. Currently, Donald resides in Winter Haven, Florida where he is polishing a dark novel and writing a sequel to CLOSE TO THE SUN.

 

  • If you could choose your last meal, and you weren’t in prison, what would it be?

  • Campari on the rocks with an orange wedge, a real Caesar salad prepared tableside, San Francisco sourdough bread, 10 oz filet mignon in a mushroom caramelized onion sauce, with a bottle of Super Tuscan Sassacaia or Mouton Rothschild with garlic smashed red potatoes, no veggies, aged cheese for dessert with Chateau de Y’quem, finishing with double espresso and XO Remy Martin.

  • What’s the one thing you do every day that you enjoy the least, but do it anyway?

  • Clean the cat litter box.

  • If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Capitola by the Sea at the north end of Monterey Bay 5 miles south of Santa Cruz.

  • What makes you laugh? The unexpected absurd.

 

  • What’s the best advice you ever got…doesn’t have to be about writing. Never be a follower.

 

Donald's book Bodo

On Ascension Day May 22, 838, Bishop Bodo, chaplain, confessor, and favorite of both his kin, Emperor Louis the Pious, son of Charlemagne, and Empress Judith, caused the greatest scandal of the Carolingian Empire and the 9th century Roman Church.

 Bodo, the novel, dramatizes the causes, motivations, and aftermath of Bodo’s astonishing cause célèbre that took place during an age of superstitions, a confused Roman Church, heterodoxies, lingering paganism, broken oaths, rebellions, and dissolution of the Carolingian Empire.

 

donald's book dancers

Professional ballroom dancers Terri and Rick Hamilton aspire to be world champions, but Terri’s recurring back and health problems place that goal well out of reach. They travel to Terri’s birthplace on Santa Catarina to vacation and visit their best friends and mentors who retired there. The scenic wonder is home not only to a unique sub-species of the black vulture, but also to a clique of mysterious women who offer Terri perfect health and the promise of fame—at a terrible price. Rick fears Terri is being drawn into a cult and his own life may be in danger.

Will it be too late to save Terri and himself after Rick discovers something even more terrifying lives beneath the tranquil, tropical veneer of the island?

 

donald's book Rocamora

Rocamora, a novel of 17th century Spain, is based on the life of Vicente de Rocamora, who struggles to make his place in a Spain obsessed with limpieza de sangre, purity of blood untainted by Jew, Moor, or recent convert.

Poet, swordsman, and master of disguise, at the insistence of his family, Vicente enters the Dominican Order and is soon thrust into the scheming political and clerical hierarchies that at Court. Vicente becomes Confessor and Spiritual Director for King Philip IV’s teenage sister, the beautiful Infanta Doña María, five years younger than he, protégé and possible successor of Inquisitor General Sotomayor, and an invaluable assistant to the King’s chief minister, the Count-Duke de Olivares.

Vicente needs all his skills and cunning to survive assassination by a growing list of ruthless foes in both Church and Court, solve a centuries-old riddle to quell rumors of his own impurity of blood, and above all suppress his love for the seemingly unattainable María.

 

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 As Part of the #FallintoLove author exchange, today I’m featuring Jake dh, please welcome him by leaving a comment, joining him on social media, and checking out his website!

Prototypes cover tm hugeKyle Richard is constantly picked on by a group of bullies. One day, they took it too far and killed the young boy. Kyle awakens as a cybernetic killing machine created by a mysterious man only known as William. Kyle makes new alliances and reforges connections with old friends as the action packed climax comes to a fever pitch. Will Kyle obey his creator’s will or forge his own destiny?

Excerpt – Four saw Kyle on the gym floor bleeding to death in Irene’s arms. She was screaming, “No,no no nononono,” Kyle was coughing up blood. The other younger, uninjured Kyle was still at Four’s side staring at him with angry tears rolling down his face. Four turned away. He never had been disturbed by anything before, but this… “No… make it disappear, Kyle.””Why? Isn’t this what you wanted?!” his eyes were filled with tears of rage, “This is how I died! Bleeding and scared. I didn’t understand,” Kyle dropped to his knees and screamed in rage, pounding the floor. The gym shattered when his fist hit the linoleum, “Why did I have to die…?” the white nothingness Four inhabited at the beginning remained,

Author Bio - Jake dh has written for Examiner for years, but now he delves into the world of fiction. He just released his first book, The BulletProof Ghost: Prototypes. This is the first book of many in this riveting new scifi series. Jake lives with his wife Sarah and baby son, Xander in Evansville, IN. He enjoys gaming, genre movies, anime and comics. He also roller blades when he gets the chance.

Purchase Links – Amazon Kindle – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MK30EC4#

Amazon Softback (physical) - http://www.amazon.com/The-BulletProof-Ghost-Prototypes-Invincible/dp/1495448118/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/470168

Author Links – www.thebulletproofghost.com

Author Shout – http://authorshout.com/author-shout-bookshelf/jake-d-h/

Author Central – http://www.amazon.com/Jake-d-h/e/B00N8LTYNM/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

Blogger – http://thebproofblog.blogspot.com/

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gay ingramToday, I have Gay Ingram taking part in my Five on Friday. She even answered a bonus question…so there are six here! The one I enjoyed the most was “What is your favorite dessert?” Her choice is not my favorite, but I do like it…hold the banana! That sorta changes the dish altogether, doesn’t it?

I hope you’ll take time to leave a comment, because one lucky person, who leaves a comment on any of the FOF posts, will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card at the end of the month. Maybe tell us your favorite dessert. And do check out  her blog, and all of her books on Amazon. I’ve only shown three covers here, but she has many published.

 

Gay Ingram writes from her cabin in the piney woods of East Texas. For over twenty-five years she has been entertaining and informing readers either through her novels or by way of articles published in magazines such as Writer’s Journal, BackHome and The Herb Companion. Recently introduced to blogging, she now contributes a blog to www.venturegalleries.com and posts twice-weekly on her own blog, Comparing Oranges and Apples, at www.gayingram.blogspot.com.

 

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If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I grew up in New England and lived within walking distance of the ocean. If I could live anywhere I dream of living in a little cottage close to the seashore. Nothing is better than nestling down among the boulders, sometimes getting hit by spray, and watching the tide move slowly across the sandy shoreline.

 What is your favorite thing to do during your spare time…besides writing?

I go on these crafting binges. One summer I bought yard sale articles of wood and had a ball painting them bright colors. I’ve dabbled with oil painting, still knit slippers and sew quilt-blankets for the homeless. I enjoy putting together miniature patchwork quilts and just finished two wall hangings for my bedroom.

 What is one strong memory that has stuck with you since childhood…and why?

I can recall the first movie I ever saw, perhaps because I didn’t see another until I was an adult. When I was in fourth or fifth grade, one of my bachelor uncles who had recently returned from combat in the Pacific and was recuperating from malaria took me to see The Red Shoes, a movie about a budding ballet dancer.

 What’s your favorite dessert?

My most favorite dessert is a banana split with three flavors of ice cream buried under hot chocolate fudge with a sprinkling of chopped nuts and topped with a cherry. Something, by the way, I allow myself to indulge in only once, maybe twice a year.

 Do you belong to a critique group?

I’ve belonged to the present critique group for a few years now and consider it a vital factor in my growth as a writer. Over the years I’ve been privileged to participate in several critique groups and really appreciate the give-and-take that happens when writers come together to learn from each other.

 What’s the best advice you can give a new writer?

Never… never… ever… stop learning the craft of writing. I’ve been writing for almost thirty years and continue to learn something new all the time.

 

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Stormy

 

Now available for preorder on Amazon goes live Oct. 15

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N8797R4

 

Blurb:

A widower, a divorcee, co-workers, lovers…a future together…marriage?  Consoling each other for years over each other’s misfortune, Karen and Daniel turn a friendship into a weekend of unbridled red-hot passion. The heat between them leads to thoughts of a future together. That is…  Until children, an ex-husband, an unexpected heart-attack, a conniving trophy-wife, guilt, and personal choices come between them. Will the heat of their passion let them break from the past and move into the future?  Hot read for mature adults – a second chance at love.

Excerpt:

 “Daniel, if you’re in the bathroom come out this minute.”

The entrance opened, and he stood in the doorway.

Problem, he wore only a towel.

Awe, shit…she didn’t need to see his bare chest covered in crisp dark hair, the sculptured muscles of his arms and shoulders, developed pecs, and thick thighs.

Damn, how was she supposed to resist such temptation?

Desire added with the anxiety she’d already experienced on her drive here, lit her anger. “Why the hell didn’t you answer your phone? I’ve been calling and texting you for the last two hours.”

A confused frown passed over his handsome face. Instead of responding, he stepped to the bedside table. He lifted his cell phone and clicked a few buttons.

Unable to contain her impatience, Karen stalked forward.

He glanced up when she grew closer and showed her the phone. “I don’t understand it. I don’t show receiving any messages or calls. The signals must have gotten lost because of the storm.”

She’d suspected as much. Still, she refused to let him off the hook because he could’ve contacted her before he left town. “You should’ve called me. But no…”

Having endured his inability to communicate for months now, she stabbed her finger through the air at him. “You never call. You always expect me to phone you. Well, I’ve had it.”

The distance closed between them and she stood inches from him. Her fingertip tapped his chest. Static electricity sparked between them and her fist unfolded. She stumbled backward.

“Whoa.” Daniel caught her around the waist with one hand and held her close. His phone landed on the bed before he circled his other arm around her. His strong grip held her steady and didn’t allow her to step away. “You’re right. I guess I’m just use to…”

“Don’t say it. I’ve heard it too many times. Sharon might have resented the interruptions but I’m not her. I’m never in any type of meeting that you could possibly disrupt.” Karen spread her hands over his chest and worked to maintain a smidgen of distance. Nevertheless with him so near, his warmth surrounding her in a seductive cocoon, she had to fight the urge to melt against him.

“Yes, but if I called you whenever I wanted we’d never get off the phone.” The husky tone of his voice pulled her gaze upward.

Author Bio

 Tina Gayle grew up a dreamer and loves escaping into a good romantic book. She is currently working on two different series the Executive Wives’ Club and the Family Tree series both combine elements of women fiction with the passion of romance. Read the 1st chapter of any of her books on her website.

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