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Friday, January 27, 2012

Mary Ting's EVENT for Crossroads and Between

Author Mary Ting was on hand for a book event in Fullerton California on January 21st for both novels of her beautiful and romantic stories from the Crossroads Saga.

As you can see from the sign that was made by her fellow teachers and students, the entire community was proud to support her. She has a kind heart and it shows in her writing. Her first book, Crossroads was inspired by her late grandma who inspired gamma in the first book, Crossroads. The main character Claudia falls in love with arch angel Michael. This is where the beauty of the story begins.
As any writer will tell you, the thrill of the occasion, no matter how many people show, comes in the connections made. "Meeting my fans from facebook site.. who drove from a far to come and see me... I was like wow!!! You drove all the way to see me.  And also my dance team teacher from high school and a few high school friends who knew I would be there... the power of internet. I also had the most wonderful experience because my family, friends, teachers and parents were there to support me :)"  stated Mary after the event.

The connections we make as writers are ones that last a lifetime. We often share our very souls when we are writing and through the stories we tell, we give of ourselves. However what we receive is so much greater from each person who reads our works. Over the course of the last few months I have been able to get to know Mary as a person as well as a writer. It isn't hard to see such beauty in the shadows between the pages because she gives so much to those around her.

With such dedication, not only as a teacher to all the students who's lives she touches, it is no wonder that the event turned into a huge success. With passion, Mary shares her characters. She has the same passion as a teacher, mom and friend. When asked what she would change, Mary simply replied, "I can't think of anything I would change. To me it was perfect because of all the support I had. I also made sure to have cards that had my information, like my email and facebook sites, just in case they wanted to contact me."

For all you do, Mary, I hope that you receive as much as you give. You have beautiful stories to tell and I'm looking forward to book 3 of the Crossroads Saga.

Claudia Emerson has a good friend who shares the same first name and last name. That friend unfortunately dies in a tragic accident during homecoming dance. Claudia is distraught at the loss of her friend, but is even more disturbed by her dreams, which seem to take her to another place called Crossroads. Unknown to her, Crossroads is like a second heaven, a place between heaven and earth. It is where the souls of humans in comas or near death experiences may wander. There, Claudia meets Michael, a nephilim, a half angel, half human, whom she often meets in her dreams. It turns out that this isn't her first visit to Crossroads, which is an enigma for no human can ever travel there until Claudia. Now the fallen and demons are after her, suspecting she must be special and it is up to Michael and the other nephilims to protect her. Can Michael fight his growing feelings for Claudia and protect her as a guardian angel should? The answer awaits you! Follow the exciting path to Crossroads! "Crossroads is a lovely, heartwarming story about young love and hope. It is a wonderful escape into the world of an ordinary girl, an extraordinary love, and the forces of evil that try to keep them apart. We loved it!" -Michelle De La Vara, Owner of


As the alkins head back to Crossroads, Claudia leads her normal life; but not for long. Having a special soul, Claudia attracts danger, and she soon finds out who Gamma asked to watch over her. The Twelve, known as Divine Elders on Earth, are very much involved when they find out that Aliah, one of the God’s first angels, escaped from the Abyss when the gates were opened by Aden. Needing Claudia’s soul to escape the only place Aliah can reside–a place between Heaven and Earth–he sends his demons in search of all Claudia Emersons on Earth. Taking her soul will enable him to be released from Between and cross over to Crossroads, which would give him immense power. As more secrets are revealed Claudia learns about the venators—nephilim, demon hunters. Now two opposing forces must work together in order to save Claudia and humanity from the most dangerous angel ever created. But along the way, trust becomes a big issue. Will love be enough to keep Claudia and Michael together? Who will make the ultimate sacrifice? Who will betray them all?

It has been a joy getting to know you both as a writer and a friend. The inspiration and joy you bring to the world is amazing and I can't wait to see what you come up with in the next book. Thank you for everything you have done for myself as well as so many others. Your light is a beacon in the dark. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Kathi S. Barton - Author: Four copies of Burden of Reckoning to give away!!!...

Kathi S. Barton - Author: Four copies of Burden of Reckoning to give away!!!...: I have four copies of Burden of Reckoning to give away ~ in print. Anyone who comments on this post or goes to my Google + page at https://...

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Desire Everlasting By Karen Fuller

Desire EverlastingDesire Everlasting by Karen Fuller

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Karen Fuller's Desire Everlasting was a poignant tale about a girl who lost her parents and was forced into a marriage she didn't want at first.

The story is set during the time just before the civil war. Bree was a strong willed woman who grabbed my attention from the start. She loved her life and was determined to live it on her own terms. When her parents passed, she is forced to move from the city she cherishes to a plantation. Although her aunt just wanted what was best for her, there are times she comes off harsh. That in and of itself was a sign of the times back then. To be obedient and honor parents and guardians was a definite must in that day and age.

The light hearted banter between Gabriel and Bree made is obvious they were attracted to one another right from the start and had the parental figures not interfered, the two would have fallen in love immediately. I especially enjoyed the cougar scene. If you want to know what I'm talking about you're going to have to read it.

Another part I liked about the story was Mr. March, Gabriel and Nathan's father. He was a stubborn man who insisted that his children marry and love who he said. Bree stands up for her "Lower" class friend and insisted that not only should she be invited to the wedding but be allowed to be her maid of honor as well.

I don't want to keep going on this review because I just know that I'm going to say too much. However, I found this a fun read with light giggles and feelings of love. The romance was sweet and tender and the characters experiences allowed them to grow. The only disappointment I had was I wanted more. By that I mean I want to read another book with these characters. They are sweet lovable and make you believe that love conquers all.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I Am Wolf Book 1 Children of Nox

I can't thank For You PR enough for the book trailer of I AM WOLF Book 1 of The Children of Nox series! Huge hugs!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

World Castle Publishing Author Karen Fuller HITS Number 1 on Amazon

 World Castle Publishing has given authors, such as  Karen Fuller a chance to be a traditionally published writer. Karen Fuller is ranking number 1 on Kindle's bestseller list  in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Children's Fiction > Historical Fiction > United States > 1800s

I sat down with Karen for a small interview and here is what she said.

How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing for about 4 years. Desire Everlasting was my original story. 

Who or what inspires you to write?
I have a muse that whispers in my ear and won’t shut up until I put it to paper. LOL

What draws you to write in the Romance genre?
That’s easy. Romance is my favorite genre and it is what interests me the most. The old saying is to write what you know. I’ve been reading romance since I was 12.

Who is your favorite character in Desire Everlasting and why?
Gabriel, hands down. My story has been rewritten several times before I considered it right. LOL The original story was in Gabriel’s point of view and I fell in love with the character as I wrote about him. He’s not perfect. He’s stubborn and judgmental, but I somehow relate to him.

Have you ever based a character on a real person?
Yes, sort of. The character Nathan in the story I sort of molded after my husband. LOL He’s lighthearted and quick to joke.

Do you write in more than one genre?
Yes. I write in Historical YA, Paranormal YA and Adult Paranormal Romance.

What other books do you have out there and what are they about?
The other YA I have out are the paranormal Wickford High Series: The Revelation and Furiously Tempted. They are two novellas about a Vicky Phillips and her experiences as she is whisked away in the middle of the night by her father to move to Wickford after her mother is killed. Wickford is her mother’s hometown and is filled with lies and secrets. People aren’t who they appear to be and no one is entirely human.
I also have an Adult Paranormal Romance out Courting the Darkness. That one is an action packed paranormal revolving around a witch, Desiree Dupuis. She had cast a backfired spell 100 years back that stopped the ageing process. Now suddenly everyone was after her. I wrote that one as a suspenseful fun read.
I have a few other Adult novels in the works: Dangerous which is the sequel to Courting the Darkness. Another series in the works: The Dark Wolf Series with the first book being Hunted, and an erotic romance being written under a pen name. LOL

What is the single most important tip you have for writers?
If you have a dream, don’t ever give up.

If you had to define your writing style, what would you say?
I’d say light hearted and upbeat. I like to impose a little humor in my writing.

Some silly questions about yourself.
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite food?
Do you like surprises?
It depends on the surprise. LOL
Where people can find you
Twitter @KFullerAuthor

Desire Everlasting by Karen Fuller

In The Wake Of A Tragedy, A True Love Is Born...

Life isn’t easy in the South in 1860. Bree Montgomery’s life is set in turmoil by the tragic deaths of her parents. Forced to leave her friends and home in the big city of Charleston, she moves to the small rural town of Willstown, Alabama, to live with her aunt. She now lives so far out in the country that there’s not a neighbor in sight. She is convinced that her life is ruined. That is, until she meets the gorgeous, Gabriel March, a young man with a stubborn will and a fiery temper to match her own.

A battle of wills is fought as the two stubborn personalities collide. In the aftermath, they are left with a love so strong that the only thing that can separate them is...a Civil War.

Bree's life is thrown into turmoil again. Will her will be strong enough to survive it? Or will she be thrown into a Desire Everlasting?

About the Author

 As an Author, I love romance. Paranormal Romance happens to be a favorite of mine. I’ve always been an avid reader and a few years ago I discovered my passion for writing as well. I live in the Panhandle of Florida, the Sunshine State. I’ve been happily married to a wonderful man for the last twenty-five years. I have two grown children and 1 grandchild. When I am not writing and running my own publishing company I can be found camping with my husband or attending a NASCAR race. Please visit my websites. I am always adding something new. or

Thank you Karen for inspiring others to write and for being there so many times for so many. I can't wait to see what you come up with next.

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