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Friday, July 27, 2012

S. Evan Townsend Hammer of Thor Giveaway

They live among us. We know they are there. No government can control them; no authority can stop them. Some are evil. Some are good. All are powerful. They inhabit our myths and fairy tales. But what if they were real, the witches, wizards, and fairy godmothers? What if they were called "adepts" and used talismans to increase their power? The most powerful talisman in the world is The Hammer of Thor and Hitler stole it from its rightful owners, the Valkyrie. When American adept Francis Kader is reluctantly drawn into the effort to retrieve the Hammer from the Nazis, he begins a journey that leads him to a confrontation with Thor himself. Can a mere human hope to defeat an immortal god?




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Thursday, July 26, 2012

MAry Ting Cover Reveal

Author Mary Ting stopped off to give all her fans a sneak peek at her new cover for the latest in her Crossroads Saga.

BEYOND 



 Torn between the past she can't remember and a future she isn’t ready for, Claudia feels at a loss. With unanswered questions, she is certain there is more to her past than just being a venator. Finding the missing pieces in her life won’t be easy because duty calls. When mysterious dark shadows get released, an apocalypse sets in motion. The venators and the alkins must work together once again. Knowing Claudia would be the key to destroying the demons that were released, a familiar stranger appears to protect her. Drawn to the beautiful angel, Claudia finds she must unravel the mysteries of her past in order to help save the world. Who is the angel assisting her and why does she feel a strong connection to him? Time is running out. Will she discover all the secrets before it’s too late? 




EXCERPT  

Michael brought Claudia back to Paradisus where they stood on top of the hillside.
“We’re here,” he said, unable to uncurl his wings as she was safely tucked inside.
Claudia looked up, unable to unlock her eyes from his as if she was hypnotized. “Ummm…I should go,” she finally managed to say. Then she tugged his wings away, afraid if she didn’t, he would never let her go and she wouldn’t want him to.
When he opened up, she took several steps away from him. “Thank you. You can leave now.”
“Are you meeting anyone?”
“No,” she shook her head, lowering her eyes away from his, afraid he would know she was lying.
“Then, I’ll stay here.”
“What?” Claudia’s eyes grew wide. “I’m perfectly fine. You can leave now.”
Michael sat on the pebbled ground underneath a tree, leaning against it. He folded his arms around the back of his neck to rest and grin. “It’s a beautiful day. I think I’ll stay here.”
“Umm…” Claudia lost her words for a second. He looked so alluring she had to shake the wicked thoughts out of her mind. “But you can’t?”
“Says who?”
“Says…me?” She couldn’t believe Michael was seriously going to stay. He was teasing her and she knew it.
“Why not? This isn’t your property,” he smirked.
“I know it’s not, but I didn’t invite you to stay and I don’t want you here.” Claudia didn’t want to be rude, but she felt that she had no choice. She didn’t want Michael to follow her through the waterfall.
“Hmmm…you kind of hurt my feelings there.” He arched his brows with a frown.
There he goes again, looking so darn sexy even frowning.  Ahhh!!! “Are you kidding? The deal was for you to bring me here and leave.”
“No, the deal was for me to bring you here. There was nothing about me not staying.”
“Ahhh! Fine!” Feeling frustrated, she turned. Looking beyond, she noted even more how beautiful this place was. To the right of the hill was where the venators were the last time they were here. To the left of the mountain was where she should go, back to the waterfall, to where Callum was waiting for her, but she couldn’t get her legs to move. She wanted to stay here with him. Unable to decide, she turned to Michael, but to her surprise, he was gone.





Thursday, July 19, 2012

I've Been Kissed GIVEAWAY!







There are a couple weeks left until the release of THE KISS, book 2 of Children of NOX series. I'm so excited about it. Above are the prizes I'm giving away for all the support that has been given to me with I AM WOLF!! Share it around and enter. :D

Huge hugs Joann

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Anne Strict






Anne M.Strick has spent over twenty years in the movie industry. She has worked for Universal, Warners, Paramount and EMI, as a Unit Publicist, Project Coordinator and National Publicity Director, and with such Hollywood legends as Jack Nicholson, James Earl Jones, Sean Penn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, David Lynch and Dino De Laurentiis, among many others.

She has been a Congressional speech writer, published articles, theater reviews, short stories, two non-fiction books (one an international best-seller),  two novels, and the highly praised ("remarkable") critique of our adversary legal system, Injustice For All.  Born in  Philadelphia, educated at Bennington College and UCLA, she lives in Los Angeles.


 
Author Anne M. Strick has stopped by today with an excerpt from her book All The Doors To Hollywood and How To Open Them

ALL THE DOORS TO HOLLYWOOD & HOW TO OPEN THEM
  
Some time ago, I needed a job. I had spent six years finishing a book, living on and finally totally depleting my savings. At last, I found employment with a start-up corporate public relations firm, worked there for six months, was fired for insubordination, refused several apologetic hire-back offers, and was on the scramble again. But in those six months, I had learned the publicity game. Several friends suggested I try the movie business. I put together a resumé, and on my third interview, was hired as publicist for the movie The Border with Jack Nicholson. The fun began.

Most of us - perhaps you - have an almost insatiable interest in all things Hollywood. Often we fantasize - secretly, perhaps - about being part of the film business ourselves. But being so seems impossible.
What actors and stars do, what producers and directors and writers do, seems light-years beyond our reach - despite all the advice books telling us how to make the rareified leap. We lack, we believe, the talents, the training, the connections, the youth and physical perfection, the long grinding grit and sheer gumption necessary to break in. Even, possibly, the luck.
But we have other abilities. Abilities rarely associated with film-making, but ones that stand behind the screen and make the magic possible. Abilities without which there could be no movies at all. The high-profile professions, so excessively publicized, so glamorous and brightly lit, are not the only doors to Hollywood. There are other doors - many doors - doors we walk through, without a thought, every day - to professions absolutely necessary to the Hollywood show’s going on.
This book tells you what those other doors are.
On these doors, most of us - ordinary people in every city - nurses, carpenters, teachers, first-aid workers, journalists, electricians, photo lab and metal workers, secretaries, sketch artists, plasterers, makeup artists, cooks, hairdressers, model-makers, truck drivers, photographers, seamstresses, accountants, and so many more - need only knock. We will, of course, probably have to knock more than once, as for any job. Nor is ultimate employment inevitable – as for any job.
But if the doors open, we will be extremely well-paid. We will take great pride in our skills and enjoy the camaraderie of our colleagues. We will be delighted with our union benefits. And we will have, for all of our lives, wonderful behind-the-scenes stories to tell.
These are some of the doors; this is how some people have opened them. And these are some of the adventures they’ve had.
Perhaps you’ll do the same. I did.


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