Tuesday, March 20, 2018

C.L. Schneider's NITE FIRE: Chain Reaction

Book Spotlight

1)      What is the title of your book?
Ø  What is the story abfout?
·   Chain Reaction is the 2nd story in the Nite Fire Series involving shapeshifters, dragons, urban legends, conspiracies, and parallel worlds, all wrapped in a supernatural murder mystery.
Ø  Who is the main character?
·   Dahlia Nite, a shapeshifting creature-hunter from a parallel world ruled by dragons.
2)     What inspired this tale?
Ø  How did the story come to you?
·   I had always wanted to write a story surrounding urban legends. As I created the main character, I decided she was the perfect vehicle for paying tribute to some of my favorite fantasy shows and characters.
Ø  Did you have to research for this novel, and if so, why?
·   I’ve done quite a bit of research for this series: dragons, shapeshifting, urban legends and conspiracy theories, spontaneous combustion and burn wounds, adaptive evolution, genetic mutations, empathic/psychic abilities, DNA manipulation, autopsy, arson and forensics investigations, police procedures, and more.
Ø  If you did research, what do you think surprised you most to learn and why?
·   I was surprised to learn of a conspiracy theory involving influential members of society being replaced by reptilian shapeshifters. It amazed me how many people actually believed that! Though it does fit nicely with my story 😊
3)     Do you relate to your character?
Ø  Is your protagonist anything like you personally?
·   Not really. Though, there might be a few, small similarities.
ü   If yes, then how?
o   Dahlia drinks too much coffee, doesn’t get enough sleep, and she loves to eat!
ü   If no, how do you differ from one another?
o   Dahlia has compassion, but she can shut it down to get the job done. Even knowing there might be consequences if I didn’t act, I’m not sure I could put aside my feelings as well as she does.
Ø  What made you write this character; were they based on a real person or something that inspired you?
·   Dahlia was inspired by characters from some of my favorite TV shows: Supernatural, X-Files, Jessica Jones, Lost Girl, to name a few.
ü   What should readers know about this character?
o   Dahlia is resilient. She’s a survivor. She makes the hard choices. If necessary, she will kill without hesitation. Yet she isn’t without compassion. Dahlia is an empath and her ability to feel the pain of others can sometimes keep her from being as objective as she should be.
ü   Why is this character important to you?
o   I was anxious to write a strong female protagonist, but after writing epic fantasy from the perspective of a male for so many years, I was nervous about switching gears. I hoped fans of Ian Troy would embrace Dahlia. I was proud of her and the story, but there were so many differences between the series. The fact that Dahlia has been so well received by my readers, really feels like an accomplishment.
Ø  Do you consider the main character of your story to be good or bad, and why?
·   I see Dahlia as both good and bad. She is a trained assassin and spent years killing without mercy. She left that life behind nearly a hundred years ago. But those instincts are still in her. She isn’t afraid to make the hard choices, and they aren’t always nice ones. 
Ø  What’s the objective of your character?
·   Dahlia’s goal is to protect humanity from the creatures that cross in from other worlds, while simultaneously hiding the existence of those worlds and their inhabitants.
4)    Is there anything you specific want readers to know about this piece of work?
I want my readers to know that I’m having a blast writing this series. After The Crown ofStones, I wanted something with less of an epic feel, something that wasn’t so emotionally heavy and complex. Nite Fire fit the bill. It’s fast-paced, full of snark and action. I hope they have as much fun reading the books as I’ve had writing them.   
Ø  Is there a particular idea or morale you are trying to convey?
·   Not really. There are themes and messages if you look for them, but Nite Fire was primarily written to take the reader on an entertaining, action-packed ride.
5)     Is this novel a standalone?
Ø  If it is a part of a series, what’s the series name?
·   Nite Fire
Ø  If it is the first in a series, when can we expect to see the next book published?
·   This is the second book. It is available now for pre-order: http://mybook.to/NF2
Ø  If it is a part of a book series, can it be read as a standalone or do you need to read the entire series to experience the full realm of the tale?
·   You wouldn’t be completely lost if you read Chain Reaction as a standalone. Each book has a specific mystery for Dahlia to solve, but there are also underlying mysteries and deceptions that will unfold throughout the series. A lot of the nuances would be missed if the books were read out of order. 
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Monday, March 19, 2018

Coalescence & Time Wanderer

The Camden Investigations Series
written by Gary Starta

While you are waiting for the new release from Gary Starta
in his exciting science fiction series about ancient aliens, first contact, and so much more,
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on March 13, 2018
Loved this book. Has elements of paranormal and UFO investigators .Kept me enthralled.
Will definitely read more by this author. Read it all in one sitting. I don't need as much sleep as I used to.
Sometimes a good book is more important.

H. Berkeley Rourke's Current WIP - A NEW LIFE!

WIPs and New Releases

1)      Tell us about your work-in-progress, or WIP, as it’s known as in the industry or New Release…
Ø  What is the story about?
·   The title is A New Life. It is a dystopian novel about the aftermath of a Richter Scale 10 earthquake in the Palm Desert area, and the impact of the lives of various people.
Ø  Who is the main character?
·   Mike Randle
2)     What inspired this tale?
Ø  How did the story come to you?
·   I was thinking about my mantra, a new day, a new life and started following the thread.
Ø  Did you have to research for this novel and if so, why?
·   Yes. There is and was a lot of research into locations, roads, the names of cities, other items.
·   Part of the novel, as yet unwritten, is about leaving the place two people have lived in for several years after the quake and after attacks on the west coast by North Korea.
·   Routes will be important.
Ø  If you did research, what do you think surprised you most to learn and why?
·   No real surprises in the research yet. It is basic information.
3)     Do you relate to your character?
Ø  Is your protagonist anything like you personally?
·   Yes.
Ø  If yes, then how?
·   Physical size, willingness to learn and put new notions and understandings into practice.
Ø  If no, how do you differ from one another?
·   In many ways. He is much younger, more malleable, less convinced life has brought him that which he is unable to handle.
Ø  What made you write this character; what made them important to you or made you want to tell their story?
·   Well, first, I needed a protagonist.
·   Secondly, I wanted the idea of A NEW LIFE to resonate throughout, meaning he has to learn how to live in a new way, with many changes requiring him to learn and adapt. I guess my being convinced many in our society are unprepared to handle the impact of major disasters or an attack on the nation is playing a role in the fleshing out of the character.
4)    Is there anything you specific want readers to know about this piece of work?
It will not be ready for consumption for quite a while. It is nearing 30,000 words at the moment with an anticipated total of somewhere in the neighborhood of 60,000 ending.
5)     When will the novel be available for purchase?
I would think in the fall of this year most likely.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

FREE eBOOK - Whispers of the Past

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Three mates, one annual tramp, and a storm that transports them back in time!

Sam and his two friends are commissioned to herd feral pigs out of the Tongariro National Park.  Suddenly, true to northern New Zealand's fickle weather, an odd storm of mist and sulphur-infused rain envelop them, propelling them back in time!
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Sunday, March 4, 2018

DEVILFIRE - Book Review

My Book Review of DEVILFIRE

Simone Beaudelaire's New Romance

This is my favorite Simone Beaudelaire book yet!

This story is a unique paranormal western romance.
Yes, it is historical fiction, and true to her commitment to detail, Simone recreated the small frontier settlements and cattle towns of Northern Texas in 1885 with precision.
The setting of the story makes it a western romance, but it isn't about gunslinging outlaws or train robberies.  Now, this is a paranormal tale that delved into ghosts, demons, psychics, and faith.  
Also true to her style, Simone doesn't just turn up the heat on the hot Texas prairies.  This bestselling author entices the reader with a steamy romance that fans embers into flames!

Saturday, March 3, 2018


Coalescence & Time Wanderer

written by Gary Starta


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