Desperate Acts

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Desperate Acts

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SEVEN BESTSELLING AUTHORS illuminate the dark, dangerous choices people make when everything that matters is on the line…

CJ Lyons, MJ Rose, Melissa Foster, Russell Blake, Kathleen Shoop, Jenna Bennett, and Katia Lief give you thrilling tales, erotic confessions, spine-tingling twists, smothering fog, family secrets, and unexpected loss all lead to DESPERATE ACTS.

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Cuppa and a Catch Up – An Author Interview with…Barbie Herrera AKA Martha Emms

SUNDAY 10th MARCH 2013

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Happy Mother’s Day everyone! Hope all your lovely mummys are being spoilt rotten out there.

On this special day I would like to wish a warm welcome to the lovely Martha Emms, Author of Portrait of Our Marriage.

~AUTHphoto2OR BIO ~

I live in Southern California, with my youngest son, who’s going to college, and our many cats. I won’t say how many or you’ll be calling me the crazy cat lady. Okay, I admit to being a little crazy and I am The Cat Lady! Just not the kind you see being hauled away on TV. I have three adult children. Two have left the nest and are now serving in the military. My daughter is in the Air Force and my eldest son is in the Navy. I’m an avid reader. I love nature, the beach, flowers, and gardening. I love beautiful sunlit days and rainy cold ones too.

~BLURB
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Overcoming the strict influence of a domineering father, Nicky looks for change and adventure in her life. She meets and falls in love with the man of her dreams. He completes her in ways she never dreamed of, both emotionally and sexually. She had never known such a love before.

Learning to overcome her fears, Nicky must learn to value her own beliefs and to fight for what she holds dear.

Life, love, passion, marriage, family, all of her dreams come true until it becomes obvious that her husbands once casual interest in porn has become an obsession that has not only changed him, but their intimate life and marriage as well.

What should she do? What would you endure for love? Powerful, sexy, fun, thought provoking, blatantly realistic, Portrait of Our Marriage is an intense psychological romance that takes you behind closed doors into the secret life of a couple and the forbidden world of porn addiction.

A story of Love vs Addiction, you will not forget.

Grab that cuppa and get snug as we catch up with Martha Emms…

Hi Martha and welcome! It’s great to have you here.

Where did the inspiration behind Portrait of Our Marriage come from?

Years ago I watched an episode of The Oprah Show. It dealt with the issue of porn addiction. That evening after watching the show, I experienced the first of several dreams. The dreams where so real, it was as if I were watching a movie. A story unfolded in my dreams and that was the beginning of my inspiration. The book title is descriptive of the story as Nicky, remembers events from her life, while looking through pictures.
Ultimately she must face the changes in her life and marriage. Since I had recurring dreams, I felt there must be a reason and I knew I needed to tell the story.                                                                                                                                                                                   

How would you compare writing this book with anything you have written previously? Portrait of Our Marriage Cover FINAL 4 shares

Before writing Portrait of Our Marriage, I had written poetry, songs, and a children’s story. But this book was different. It took a long time to write, I had to read a lot about the subject and I needed to find people with personal experience. Also, I wanted to tell about the impact of a man’s porn addiction through a woman’s eyes. I wanted the story to be as real as possible without sounding like a lecture.

How did you start writing? Was there a particular book or moment in your life that spurred you on?

I had a wild imagination, often making up stories at a very young age. I could always guess the endings of books and movies so I would make up changes to the story in my mind. I would share my poems and stories. I also wrote cards with personal poems for my friends and family and when I was older I used to write songs.

How do you organize your writing time?

I don’t. I write when I have the story or ideas in my head. Sometimes very late at night or early in the morning. I do organize research though.

Where is your best ‘writing space’; the place where you feel comfortably locked away from the world and able to let your creative juices flow?

My favourite place to write is when I’m in bed with a crime drama playing on the TV. But I can write almost anywhere if the story is in my head.

And finally, tell us an interesting fact about yourself that not many people know.

I survived a severed aorta, severed lung, being in a coma, and I still have unbalanced pupils from brain damage that I suffered from an auto accident. I had to relearn to use my left arm and walk. Because of that, no matter what happens in my life, I will never give up and I would tell everyone the same thing, “No matter what happens in your life never give up.”

Thank you for being here today Martha.

~Where to find Martha Emms~

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Love Missuswolf xxx

 

 

 

Cuppa and a Catch Up – An Author Interview with….H C Elliston

WEDNESDAY 06th MARCH 2013

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I would like to wish a warm welcome to the lovely Helen Elliston, who has just released her fourth book in January Played By You.Helen

~Author Bio~

I live in the UK, run a small online pet art business, write romantic thrillers, and am about to add carer and nanny to my list of roles.  I’m a dog mum to two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, a vegetarian, always try to see the silver lining in life, and love curling up with a good book or a good film on an evening.

 

~Synopsis~
Played By You“It was near impossible to wrap my mind around Taylor having done this after the chemistry we’d shared last night. But then chemistry, as I’d learned back home, is merely a glitzy emotion that ebbs and flows and is not a
guarantee of loyalty.”

FLY INTO THE WORLD OF spirited twenty-two year old Misty as she goes all out to protect her sister, gets irresistibly drawn into the passionate fire of a mysterious colleague, and entangled in a deception she is yet to unravel during a spellbinding short business trip to glitzy Singapore.

WHILE MISTY is played from all sides, experience some delights of the sunny, cultural fusion-pot before discovering that LUCK, HOPE and that thing we chase… LOVE… is only ever around the corner – sometimes we just need help to not miss the turn.

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A NOVELLA
WARNING: contains some strong
language & sexual scenes.
Romantic thriller – 28,000 words, 14
chapters
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Get cosy with that cuppa as we meet such an amazing lady…

Hi Helen and welcome! It’s great to have you here and congratulations on publishing your fourth book!

Where did the inspiration behind Played By You come from?

I’ve been lucky enough to visit Singapore several times and could not resist using this as a setting for one of my books as it’s such a fabulous place.  The story itself developed as I wrote.  I knew it would be a business trip in order to have Singapore as the setting, and I knew this one would be a con/swindle rather than a murder etc… but that was all I had outlined when I began.  Only after writing the first chapter (which of course changed) did the story and characters start to take shape.

How would you compare writing this book with writing your previous books; Think Fast Die Last, Tick Tock think fast die lastRun and Shiver Sweet?

This book was easier to edit due to it being a novella, so I could do read throughs all in one sitting.  I would also say it was a morsel easier to write because I am a bit more experienced due to it being my fourth book.  However it was also harder to write because we had a bombshell dropped on our family while I was writing it, but I guess that also made me more determined to finish it and make it the best read I possibly could.

How did you start writing? Was there a particular book or moment in your life that spurred you on?

Tick tock runI started writing in 2007 (perhaps a little earlier)  I love a good story in books and films; thrillers, romance, lots of tension… and I guess that is what spurred me on.  Writing was really just a hobby at first, another creative outlet, but I soon got addicted and absolutely thrive on it now.   I never expected that it would consume me, my brain and time to this extent, or that years later I’d have four books released.

I see that you are an artist as well as an author – congratulations! You have some beautiful pieces. How do you organise your time between writing and drawing?

Both writing and painting are very time consuming, but I am lucky that I enjoy both, it just means that I have long days and working from home means you never really leave work.  I enjoy swinging between the two and using different skill sets and different types of creativity.

Where is your best ‘writing space’; the place where you feel comfortably locked away from the world and able to let your creative juices flow?Shiver Sweet

Wow.  That’s a straight forward question with a complicated answer.  Just this weekend I made the heart-wrenching decision to leave my life in Yorkshire to move down to Devon to support my sister (who sadly has a malignant brain tumour diagnosed sep 2012) and to support her husband and my gorgeous nearly 2 yr old niece.  So life is very chaotic and tough at the moment.  My writing space is at present anywhere my computer is… with my two dogs sat at my feet!  And to be honest, over the coming months of my sister’s radiotherapy writing is going to be my escape (should I have time to do any work on book 5) – but I love it so it is a welcome escape!

A fab idea - book cover on heels! One of Helen's many talents.

A fab idea – book cover on heels! One of Helen’s many talents.

And finally, tell us an interesting fact about yourself that not many people know

I’ve been a vegetarian since I was ten years old because I couldn’t bear the thought of eating animals, especially seeing as I had pets. I’m scared of spiders, and so September in the UK is not a good month for me.  Ummm… what else?  Oh, and I struggle to walk in high heels, (don’t know why but I wobble and my feet ache in them) so I can only admire with green eyes all the lovely shoes in shops and on people’s feet.

 

 

Thank you for being here today Helen.

Another pair of 'book-shoes' amazing artwork by Helen

Another pair of ‘book-shoes’ amazing artwork by Helen

Thank you so much for having me, Gemma!!  I really appreciate it, and wish you all the luck in the world with your own books!

 

~Where to find H.C Elliston~

Twitter @HCElliston

Website http://hcelliston.co.uk

Get your copy of Played By You here

Played By You

 Love Missuswolf xxx

Cuppa and a Catch up – An Author Interview with … Andrea Buginsky

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SUNDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 2012

I am delighted and honoured to be hosting an Author Interview with the fabulous Andrea Buginsky! So grab a cuppa and we will catch up with the amazing author…

Andrea’s Bio

Andrea Buginsky is a freelance writer and author. “The Chosen” was her first book, and was followed by “My Open Heart,” an autobiography about growing up with heart disease. “Nature’s Unbalance” is the second story in THE CHOSEN series. Andrea plans to write more in the series. She’s already done with the first draft of book 3 and has a concept for book 4. You can find Andrea on her website, Andi’s Realm. Her books are available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Synopsis for books:

THE CHOSEN

Halli is a shy, young dwarf who has no idea of her true calling. When the evil Prince Gastle sets out to detroy the world of Phantasma, Queen Laurali of the Elves comes to tell Halli she’s a Holy Paladin with the power to heal, and will join The Chosen, a group of brave warriors being sent to defeat the evil beast and save Phantasma. Will Halli be accepted by her group, and be able to keep them alive through their adventures? Will the evil Prince Gastle be defeated, freeing Phantasma from his destruction? Only time will tell.

Available at:

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NATURE’S UNBALANCE: THE CHOSEN BOOK 2

During a time of celebration for The Chosen, a mysterious force appears on Phantasma, threatening to destroy Nature and all of her creatures.
Will The Chosen find and defeat this force, and save Nature before it’s too late?

Available at:

Amazon
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MY OPEN HEART

Growing up with heart disease can be difficult, but it does not always have to alter your life course. MY OPEN HEART is written for young adults growing up with heart disease. It’s meant to inspire them to chase their dreams, to show that they are not alone, and, perhaps, to help guide them through the maze of life with heart disease. Parents of children with heart disease and other chronic illnesses will find support and inspiration within this true story. We are not alone.

Available at:

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Now get that cuppa and wrap your hands firmly around it, take a sip and relax as we meet the lovely Andrea Buginsky!

Hi Andi and welcome today, thanks for stopping by.

 First of all, congratulations on having published two Young Adult Novels; The Chosen and Nature’s Unbalance, two fantasy books in a trilogy that you have been working on. Where did the inspiration come from for these?

Thank you! The inspiration came from an online role-playing game I used to play with my family. When I first decided to try my hand at writing YA Fantasy, I came up with the idea to use our characters as my main characters, and write a story about them. I continued sharing their adventures in the second book, and have completed the first draft of the third book.

What progress have you made with the third book and when do you anticipate it to be published?

I’ve just started editing the third book. Right now, it’s a very sloppy mess, and I’m working my way through fixing the basic spelling and grammatical errors. If I come across anything I see needs changing, I’m working on that too. But most of the story structure changes will come with later edits. I’m hoping to have it done and submitted to my publisher by the end of October. Then, it just depends on how long it takes to go through the editing and publishing process. I hope to see the book available by early next year.

 You have also published ‘My Open Heart’, an autobiography about growing up with heart disease. What did you find harder to write, this or your Young Adult Novels?

 It was harder to write ‘My Open Heart.’ Normally when I write, I like to just sit back and type what comes to mind. We call this pantsing. But when I was writing my autobiography, I couldn’t just do that. I had to take it step-by-step, year-by-year, and figure out how to put everything that I went through growing up with heart disease in order. It was the first time I actually needed to use an outline while writing. But I enjoyed the process once I realized that’s what I needed to do.

 I see you have a BA in Journalism; which area of writing would you say you prefer – creative writing or journalism?

 I like them both equally. I’m not a newspaper journalist, I’m a magazine journalist. In this day and age, that means I can freelance write for a majority of genres, so I get to pick the ones I want to write about. I write web copy, so everything is done from home on my computer. I love writing the different articles.

 But when I write my books, I love immersing myself into that world, too. It’s a great escape, and can be a lot of fun when I let myself really go.

 How do you organise your writing time?

 *laughing* I don’t. I’ve given up trying to come up with “a writing schedule.” I write when I feel up to it. And when I feel up to it, I write what I feel like writing at the time. When I have deadlines coming up, I make sure I get those assignments done. Then I can work on anything extra I feel up to doing.

 Which Authors have influenced your writing?

 J.K. Rowling and Rick Riordan have been the biggest influences on my writing fantasy. For writing in general, I have always loved Danielle Steel. And Nicholas Sparks writes in a similar story-telling way that I like to write in.

Where is your best ‘writing space’; the place where you feel comfortably locked away from the world and able to let your creative juices flow?

 My desk. I have my computer, notes, files, everything I need right at my fingertips. It’s also quiet, and I have my music when I want to listen to it. There’s a window that allows sunlight in, which I love to have when I’m writing.

 And finally, tell us an interesting fact about yourself that not many people know

 I’m very shy. Most people will laugh at this and say I’m outgoing because I like to be in the middle of things. But get me around a crowd of people I don’t know, and I’ll usually hide in the corner watching and waiting for something to feel inviting.

Thanks again for your time today Andi, I have really enjoyed having you here.

Thank you, Gemma! I had a wonderful time chatting with you today, and visiting Missuswolf’s Storyland.

 

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Love Missuswolf xxx

An Ode to Lulu.com (pssst there is also 12% discount this week)

TUESDAY 24th APRIL 2012

Good Morning All!

The fabulous Lulu.com is a website where you can self publish your books through them and distribute to Amazon, iBookstore, Barnes and Noble and Nook. For all you writers out there just starting up, this is an ideal site to go through; it is free to set up and format, the only cost is that you have to purchase a copy of your book (you get reduced rates) in order to proof read it before it can be sent for distribution.

You get a decent royalty on your books when they are purchased direct through Lulu.com. The Royalty if they are purchased through Amazon from Lulu’s distribution is a lot less, however the positive side is that it is on one of the most used sites in the world to purchase books.

This week, Lulu.com are offering 12% discount off any of their books!

Just enter code EARTHUK at the checkout (sneaky chance for a plug of my book – you can 12% off The Ruby Of Egypt – click here)

So, here’s to Lulu.com! A great platform of opportunity for us Indie Authors.

Love Missuswolf xxx

Postcard Killers By James Patterson

  • EVENING OF SEPTEMBER 13TH 2011

As the remainder of the winds from Hurricane Katia continued to batter our flat, I settled down to read a few pages of my next James Patterson adventure.

Once again, I was sucked right into the storyline and ended up reading through over 100 pages (oopsies! considering I was back in on Early Shift the next day, this was not really in the plan to get carried away and have a late night).

I read an article on the internet yesterday that Stephen King was not a fan of the style in which James Patterson writes. In my opinion, they are both two completely different writers with different styles. I like the pace of James Patterson’s books, you are thrown in and swept along straight away into the storyline. I have only ever read one Stephen King novel (The Stand, featured in my previous ‘what i am currently reading’)to compare too; and that was a much slower paced book in comparison; chapters are longer, writing is smaller. But they both deserve and have earned their titles in their own rights.

SEPTEMBER 14TH 2011 UPDATE

I have been hooked today, on my first day back at work on an Early shift (blah!) cramming in as much reading time as I can on my breaks. No doubt it will be groundhog day again when I go to bed and can’t put the book down. The storyline is based around a couple who murder honeymooners in different countries in Europe. It is particularly intriguing how it tangles one of the journalists into it. I don’t want to give too much away but I am enjoying the storyline so far and making me bloodthirsty for more …

MORNING OF SEPTEMBER 17TH 2011 UPDATE

In the words of Gordon Ramsey…DONE!

This book has had me gripped over the past couple of days, I haven’t been able to put it down; breaks at work, quiet times at work, last thing at night/first thing when I wake up…and I was told by a colleague that this isn’t one of his best! So my God I am excited to read more of James Patterson as I did enjoy this.

The idea of the storyline is an interesting one, although a bit disturbing. I think it is a book that you could envisage being made it to a Thriller/Crime Movie as although the murder scenes are gruesome, the clever description enables you to conjure up a vivid image which I think would work in a film (Think CSI style murders).

On the whole,  a thoroughly enjoyable and all questions – well that I had anyway – were all answered towards the end of the book.

Love Missuswolf xx