Monday, September 3, 2018

She Inherited More Than Just An Old House... Author Rose Titus Speaks On Vampire Trilogy Series


"Night Home"
(The Vampire Next Door, Book 1)

Author Rose Titus

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"So lovely to pick up a well written piece of work and be able to finish it in one sitting..."
-T-Read, Amazon Reviewer

When college student Muriel Aubrey inherits an old house in a small town, she imagines that moving into the rural community will be deathly dull. But the old house once belonged to her eccentric granduncle, a professor said to be researching something mysterious before his untimely death. Then Muriel finds the research notes that had been hidden away in the old Victorian; and she discovers what the professor was researching: vampires.

It isn’t long before Muriel meets residents of the small town who knew the professor almost a century ago, and learns that everything he wrote in the notes he kept is true.

And then she finds herself stalked by a vampire hunter.

A Word From The Author

In the first book, Night Home, a young woman named Muriel inherits an old house that belonged to a relative - a professor - who was rumored to be researching something unusual before he died. She explores the old house and finds his research notes and discovers he was researching vampires. She later meets her new neighbors, and is then inspired to write a supposedly fictional account, which gets published. Unfortunately, the story brings a vampire hunter who causes trouble for her and her friends.

The second book, After Dark, takes place on the west coast, where a community of vampires is attempting to coexist peacefully in society, until a serial killer begins to commit brutal crimes against the innocent. They must find the killer before they are blamed for his terrible crimes. One of the vampires, Rick, meets a suicidal young woman named Laura who asks him to kill her. Instead, he helps her get her life together. Along the way the vampires also become aware of the story that Muriel has written and published as fiction, and realize that it may be based in truth, and wonder if they should attempt to make contact.

In the third book, All the Way to the Moon, Laura - no longer suicidal - has finally found happiness with Rick, until she discovers that her corrupt billionaire father wants to kill her. To escape, she travels across country with the plan to hide out at Muriel's house. She doesn't realize that the hit man her father hired has followed her all the way to her destination. Fortunately, the werewolf who is renting a room in Muriel's house will be there to try and protect her.


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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

BPI Interview: Author Rose Titus Speaks About Travels, Writing, and The Fortean Times



Today on the L.O.V.E. blog we're hosting author Rose Titus in an exclusive interview about her writing career. Read on to learn more about this featured author!

Q: Thank you so much for being here with us Rose! We noticed when reading your bio that you live and write in New England. Can you tell us a little about your experience writing in that area?

A: Living in this area, I can very realistically describe very horrible weather and changing weather, along with the changing of the seasons.

In my novella Night Home (the first book in the Vampire Next Door trilogy) the story goes through summer, fall, then cold winter, with the vampire hunter seen wandering through the deep snow in the character Muriel's backyard before he breaks into her home on a cold winter's night, busting down the door and letting cold air into the house. And then the story goes into spring towards the end.

The second book in the trilogy (After Dark) takes place in California, and I can only imagine what the weather might be like out there. Naturally, I assume it's sunny and pleasant but often hot. The third book in the trilogy (All the Way to the Moon) involves characters from both Book One and Book Two, and the action goes back and forth, from California to the Northeast. We see a character (Laura, from After Dark) forced to drive all the way across country to the Northeast and she knows she is getting close to her destination because the weather turns cold and she sees snow. When she reaches her final destination (Muriel's home) she meets a werewolf who is renting a room in Muriel's house, and who describes for her the changing of the seasons and the eternal cycles of nature. (This is a very environmentally concerned werewolf, by the way.)

The ever changing weather, the seasons, and nature, the animals that live locally - deer, coyotes, wild turkeys, and other wildlife, are things I am very familiar with.

I often go to sleep hearing the howl of the wind blending in with the yap of a pack of coyotes, and sometimes at dawn I wake up and look out my window to see a coy-wolf, or a deer or two. In All the Way to the Moon, Muriel (the main character from Night Home) sees a wolf - which may or may not be the werewolf! - dash across the dark road at night. And I've experienced things like this also - driving home at dusk and having a coyote run out in front of my car, or pulling into my driveway and seeing a coyote in the headlights.

My backyard is where the wild things are!

Also the area has a lot of history. In Night Home, Muriel inherits a very old home which she begins to restore. There are a lot beautiful Victorian era homes locally.

A friend of mine actually owns a home built in the 1600's, which we believe may be inhabited by a ghost. Paranormal investigators came to visit one night and set up all sorts of high-tech equipment. I came along to observe. And yes, "stuff" went on, but it would take too long to describe. Let's just say it was awesome to be there and witness these things. It wasn't like what you see in a movie or on TV, but things did happen. Some electronic voice phenomenon was recorded that night, also.

In All the Way to the Moon, Muriel finds that not only does she have vampires in the neighborhood residing close by, and a werewolf in her house, but also a ghost haunting her home. But don't worry, they all get along quite well. The trouble starts when the hired hit man arrives to kill Laura (our character from After Dark). Fortunately for both Laura and Muriel, the werewolf and several otherworldly entities are there to help do battle.

And thankfully, I personally don't have much experience with hit men. I only have experience with wild animals, extreme weather, and haunted houses.

Q: Howling winds and old homes... sounds intriguing! You've also travelled to some very interesting places. Will you share an experience from your travels with our readers?

A: When I visited England some time ago, I was in Oxford and visited the pub where C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien used to sit and have beers and toss ideas at each other (the name of the pub is the Eagle and Child). It was just so cool to sit in this same pub where these two sat decades ago, having drinks together. Also in the area is the Bodleian Library at Oxford University. At that time the library was having an exhibit on "Magical Books." There was a handwritten manuscript / rough draft by J.R.R. Tolkien, with illustrations he did himself. There was also an old copy of the Malleus Maleficarum, and I looked at that and thought of all the trouble this book caused throughout history. Also among the objects on display was a small crystal ball said to belong to Dr. John Dee, Queen Elizabeth the First's astrologer - and some say he was a sorcerer.

Later there was a tour of some of the buildings at Oxford University, and the group was told that some of the scenes from the Harry Potter movies were filmed there.

So during the timeframe of a few days I sat in the pub where C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien sat, saw some of their handwritten manuscripts, saw Dr. Dee's own crystal ball, and then ended up in Harry Potter's world... !

It was an interesting trip.

Rose's "Backyard" in New England

Q: Wow... that sounds like an amazing experience, especially for authors. Your bio also states that you've been published in a literary magazine. Congratulations! What was that like for the first time? 

A: Many years ago I got my first short story published in a little known magazine called Lost Worlds. I was in my mid-20's and was so happy; I was finally published after trying for so long. One of the editors actually called my house and said how much she liked my story.

Q: Speaking of magazines, you "wait for the Fortean Times in your spare time." What kind of magazine is it? We would love to know any interesting facts you would like to share.

A: "Fortean Times" is a British magazine that describes itself as being about "The World of Strange Phenomena." It was named after Charles Fort, who investigated all sorts of things. It was started in 1973. It's basically a collection of all kinds of fun stuff - UFO's, the paranormal, cryptozoology, conspiracy theories, children raised by wolves, etc. In addition the magazine has a great sense of humor and even a comic strip. I don't necessarily believe in "everything" in that magazine, but it makes me wonder about things, and best of all, it gives me a good laugh each issue.

Q: Thank you so much for sharing with us! I truly enjoyed your interview. How can readers keep in touch with you or get to know more about your books?

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Monday, August 27, 2018

An Inspector, An Exorcist, and A Bishop - Horror Mystery By Brian O'Hare @brianohare26


"The Coven Murders"
(Inspector Sheehan Mysteries Book 3)

Author Brian O'Hare

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"...someone is systematically killing the members of the coven. This is not your traditional police procedural."
-Glynn Young, Vine Voice (Amazon)

The Coven Murders opens with a horrifying account of a ritual Black Mass with a human sacrifice in an abandoned church. Twenty-one years later, near an old ruined church in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Chief Inspector Sheehan and his team discover the skeleton of a young woman. But what seems initially to be a straightforward case, brings the team into conflict with a powerful Satanist who has plans to offer up to Satan another human sacrifice on the evening of the great Illuminati feast of Lughnasa.

Several murders occur, baffling the Inspector until he makes a connection between the modern murders and the twenty-one year old skeleton. The team’s pursuit of the murderer, and their determination to protect a young woman who is targeted by the coven, lead to a horrific climax in a hellish underground crypt where Sheehan and his team, supported by an exorcist and a bishop, attempt to do battle with the coven and a powerful demon of Baphomet, jeopardising not only their lives, but risking the wrath of Satan upon their immortal souls.


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Monday, August 20, 2018

BPI Interview Part 2: Author Brian O'Hare @BrianOhare26 Shares Life And Books With Our Readers

(PART 2)


Today on the L.O.V.E. blog we're hosting author Brian O'Hare for part 2 of his exclusive interview with us. Let's see what he had to share with us this time!

Q: Thank you for speaking with us again Brian. You're a published author with Crimson Cloak Publishing. Can you tell our readers a little about what it was like to be published for the first time?

A: My first book, A Spiritual Odyssey, a non-fiction memoir, was published by Columba Press, Dublin, Ireland. I thought, “Great, I have found a publisher for my future writing.” Unfortunately, for financial reasons, the publisher became very cagey about the type of books he was prepared to publish, and fiction was completely out. I had just ventured into fiction at the time with Fallen Men, (a contemporary fiction novel) and had also completed the first book of The Inspector Sheehan Mysteries Series, The Doom Murders.

I was having trouble finding another publisher at that point, so I self-published both books on Amazon. Both won Indie Book of the Day Awards, so I decided to try again to find a publisher. I submitted The Doom Murders to Crimson Cloak but a few days later, I received a rejection slip from the Submissions Editor. You can get really sick of the sight of those things, so I deleted it immediately.

Imagine my surprise, my excitement, and my relief, when two days later I got an urgent email from Carly McCracken, Owner and President of Crimson Cloak Publishing, asking me not to send The Doom Murders to anyone else. She had read the first few chapters herself and loved it, and invited me to resubmit. She accepted the book, and Fallen Men as well, and thus began, for me, a very encouraging partnership. CCP has since accepted and published The Miracle Ship,(a biography), The 11.05 Murders (Vol 2 of The Inspector Sheehan Mysteries) and The Coven Murders (Vol. 3 of the Sheehan Mysteries) and three short Sheehan stories. A further book, The Dark Web Murders is currently being edited and prepared for publication. I can say that Carly and I have now become friends and she is very supportive of everything I write.

Q: That's amazing. Congratulations on all of your success! You mentioned A Spiritual Odyssey, your first book. Can you tell our readers a little bit about it?

A: That particular memoir was prompted by the experiences I had while waiting for a liver transplant. I had a disease from childhood which had a wasting effect on my liver that I learned about only in my middle forties. I got very ill during a golfing holiday in Portugal (I was 65 at the time) and had to be flown home. Tests showed that my liver was on its last legs and I was given an estimated one year to live.

I was immediately put on a transplant waiting list. You can imagine the tension as I waited week after week, month after month, jumping at the phone every time it rang, hoping that this was the news I was waiting for. Regarding the medical treatment you ask about, there was none (apart from some pills to help with anxiety and panic attacks, common at such times). There was no medical help for the liver. It just kept dying. Indeed, I, too, was literally dying.

Ten months into this ‘year’, I still had no word about a new liver. I was wasting away, very yellow in colour and skeletal in frame. I think I was just over 7 stones in weight at that time (compared with my current 12 and a half stones.) During these anxious months, I would have occasional contact with the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh (where the transplant was to take place). They would tell me that my blood type was rare, and there was a also a problem with a tissue match. So a very specific liver would be required. Not very encouraging news.

By the eleventh month I had given up hope, found a spiritual peace, and accepted that I was going to die. And then the phone call came one evening. Mad excitement at my house. Children rushing from their own homes to say goodbye and good luck. A designated driver took myself and my wife to a corner of the Belfast airport where there was a small plane waiting to take us immediately to Scotland. It had two seats for pilots and two for passengers immediately behind them. It was a dark and stormy night (as the old English novels used to say) and the rickety little plane was buffeted all over the skies. My wife was in a total panic, but the odd thing was that I sat there in a kind of surreal calmness, wondering if I really wanted the liver now, or just go ahead and meet my Maker. As it turned, the transplant was hugely successful. Sixteen years later. I play golf three days a week (four hour rounds without a buggy), am fit and healthy, and I write books in whatever spare time I have.

Q: What a truly miraculous experience. We are so happy that you are doing well now. The Coven Murders, another book mentioned above, is a very popular book of yours. What would you like our readers to know about it?

A: The Coven Murders is the third book in the Sheehan series. It is very different from the previous two and, indeed, I probably took a substantial risk in drifting somewhat off track from what I had done before. Readers of the first two books in the series will a couple of serial killers, psychologically disturbed, of course, but just fairly ordinary human beings. This third book is still a mystery, and one I hope the reader won’t easily solve, but it contains also a significant element of the supernatural - covens, a terrifying Satanist, black Mass, a group exorcism, and a horrific climax in an underground crypt where Sheehan and his team have to do battle not only with human enemies but a powerful demon as well. In terms of genre, I suppose it could be described as a paranormal mystery.

To be honest, I was a great fan of a writer in the ’60s called Denis Wheatley. He wrote fantastic paranormal thrillers. A couple of them were made into movies - The Devil Rides Out is one I remember, starring Christopher Lee. I always wanted to write something like that. The Coven Murders is a kind of tribute to Denis Wheatley.

Q: Thank you for that information. We'll have to check out the movie. Finally, we love that you mention your family on your website, including your grandchildren. Are any of them interested in writing?

A: No sign of that in any of them so far. I have ten grandchildren, ages ranging from 30 to 12. There might still be time for the spark to ignite in one of them. Some of them read my books, so who knows? They might think, ' ...if Granda can do this, so can I.'

Q: That would truly be a blessing. How can our readers keep in touch with you and continue getting to know you in your writing career?

Always glad to hear from readers and indeed, would love them to visit my website or social media pages ... especially with comments. I try to answer everyone who contacts me. Here are all the links:





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THANK YOU READERS for being here with us! Your shares and comments are welcome. Happy reading!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

New Action Heroine For The Paranormal World - Free Download From @Ashstarte


(Book 1)

Author Amy Sumida
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"...a beautiful job of adding the fantastic to our everyday reality in a cohesive, consistent, and believable way."
-Searcy, Amazon Reviewer

Myth and magic collide in this award-winning, action romance where gods manipulate the human race, and one witch stands against them. When Vervain uncovers the truth about the Gods, she is forced into the role of a vigilante witch; hunting the Gods before they can hunt her. But as the Godhunter falls deeper into the world of Immortals, she finds herself in the middle of war where she may just become humanity's greatest weapon... in the hands of a sexy, rebel god.


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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

BPI Interview Feature: Kindle Press Author Amy Sumida @Ashstarte #Fantasy #Dragons



Today on the L.O.V.E. blog we're chatting with Kindle Press author Amy Sumida about some interesting things in her life! Read on to see what we learned about her...

Q: Thank you Amy for sharing with us today! We noticed in your bio that you are a collector of toys. Can you tell us about one of your favorites?

A: I love collecting vintage toys from my youth; Strawberry Shortcake dolls - with the proper scent, not this modern rendition, My Little Ponies - the older ones that didn't feel the need to go on a diet and become strange, skinny horses, and Myself the Elf dolls. For newer things, I'm a huge Tim Burton fan so anything "Nightmare Before Christmas" or "The Corpse Bride" is right up my alley, but I particularly love collecting Monster High Dolls so that I can repaint them. I remove their face paint, repaint them, and reclothe them. It's a thing; you can Google it.

Q: That's awesome! We've seen other people who do that with Bratz dolls. We also noticed that you've won awards for your writing. Congratulations! Please share about that experience with our readers.

A: I didn't know that I was up for an award until I was notified that I had received one. So, it was even more of a shock. It was from a British book website called Book Hippo; again, even more shocking. My biggest following is American so it was nice to be recognized overseas. They named "Godhunter" the Best Paranormal Romance for 2014.

Q: Congratulations again on your success. :-) You use a lot of your experiences growing up in Hawaii in your writing. What a beautiful place to write about!

A: I've just moved from Hawaii, and now live in Oregon. But I was born and raised in Hawaii, so I know all of the local secrets; the best beaches, restaurants, etc. I love putting those into my books and even naming my favorite waitress or sales clerk. I think it adds an authentic touch and I've had several fans tell me how fun it was for them to visit Hawaii and check out the places I've mentioned.

(Say hey to Mr. Dolphin waving to us from HI)

Q: You also use music as a theme in your writing. What inspired you to write an entire music oriented series?

A: I'd had this idea of songs becoming magic for awhile. I could see this woman in my head; singing in front of a group of vicious vampires to protect them. I finally made it into a book and it won a contract with Kindle Press. The biggest challenge with writing about music is that you can't actually quote lyrics; you can be sued big time. But music is just another experience and I make a living describing experiences.

I had a lot of fun coming up with descriptions for the music without using the lyrics. "The Spellsinger Series" has now become dear to my heart and I listen to music in a whole new way now - every song becomes a potential spell. I include a playlist with every book and you can listen to them for free on Spotify. Here's a link to the first playlist: The Last Lullaby, Book 1 in the Spellsinger Series

Q: Thank you so much for sharing with us. How can readers keep in touch with you or get to know more about your books and hobbies?

I have an author page and a fan group on Facebook:
Author Page:
Amy's Imaginary Worlds:

My website has information on my series and the characters within them as well as links to merchandise:

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THANK YOU READERS for being here with us! Your shares and comments are welcome.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Author @MichelleBellon Shines A Light On Abuse Not For The Faint At Heart


"Breathe In"
Michelle Bellon

**Book Excellence Awards Finalist**
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"Shines a light on abuse and how survivors of abuse can rise above..." -Carol D., Amazon Reviewer

Breathe in. Breathe out. This mantra gets Tessa Benson through the day. The man she loves walks all over her, and she just wants to get by without her heart shattering to pieces. If she could find her voice, she’d scream.

Everything changes in one night, when she’s snatched from the streets and tied to a bed, a camera set up to capture her dying moment. And the person who paid to watch her still out there somewhere.

Tessa prowls dark neighborhoods in a quest for justice, but she doesn’t find the killer. Not until they strike again…in the place Tessa is least expecting, and where it hurts worst.

Amazon UK

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Seeking Reviewers - FREE BOOKS AVAILABLE! 5 Brand New Titles To Choose From (Multiple Genres)


**Reviewers Needed**
Free Copies Available Of The Books Listed Below In Exchange For Your Honest Review!

1) RUNNING TOWARD ILLUMIA by Angel Leya (Young Adult, Fantasy, Adventure)

"Astrea would do just about anything to feel like she belongs--even hunt a unicorn to feed her starving tribe. But when her guilt and the promise of a curse gets the better of her, she'll do everything in her power to free the unicorn..."

2) THE BOY IN THE WELL: The Lightest Side of War... by Steve Peek (Literary, Coming of Age, War)

"A snarky teenager fails to avoid the Vietnam War. John Ryan never killed anyone, never even fired a gun. He worked in an airconditioned computer building in the safest city in Vietnam. If you had to fight a war, this was the way to do it..."

3) OLYMPUS NIGHTS ON THE SQUARE: Book 2 Juliana Series by Vanda (LGBT, Literary, Historical) 

"What if your love was illegal? What would you do? It’s 1945 and Juliana wants to be a star and she has the singing voice to do it. Alice (Al) is determined to make Juliana into the star she wants to be..."

4) A HEART ENSLAVED by A.M. Westerling (Romance, Historical, Viking)

"Banished from his homeland for a crime he didn’t commit, Thorvald Stronghawk knows selling the Frisian beauty he’s captured will bring him the blood money needed to regain his good name..."

5) WITCHES GONE WICKED: Womby's School For Wayward Witches Book 3 by Sarina Dorie (Cozy Mystery, Supernatural, Fantasy)

"You think you know the world of magical boarding schools? Not from a teacher's perspective at a school for at risk youth. Like any twenty-two-year-old who grew up obsessed with fantasy novels, Clarissa Lawrence expects all her Harry Potter fantasies to come true when she is invited to teach at a school for witches..."

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

EXCERPT: Author Walter Lovett @WitinRadio Tells Tale of Bible Warrior Samson


"Samson: War of the Judges"
Walter Lovett

**Highly Rated at 4.6 Stars!!**
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An elite group of ancient Israeli military leaders are tasked with securing the freedom of their clansman from a series of ruthless oppressors. Known as Judges these select men and women fight decades for their homeland as well as their freedom from a group of savage Imperialists known as the Philistines.

The Mighty Samson is the last in the line of the Judges.Endowed with supernatural strength and abilities,Samson battles his clansman’s tormentors for years leaving casualties on both sides of the Gaza strip.It’s an all out war and the fate of Israel rest in the balance.

The tribe of Dan was one of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. It was often considered the least of the tribes compared to those of the mighty Judah, Levi, Benjamin, and the others. The tribe of Dan was the second largest of the tribes; Judah’s was the largest. After Joshua’s conquest of Canaan, Dan existed as a loose confederation of Israel, meaning it had no central government. What Jehovah decided to bring out of the tribe of Dan was unlike anything mankind had ever seen before. In short, the great Jehovah was working to bring Israel from out of the oppression of the Philistines, and he was about to establish them as a great nation of people.

Since the deaths of Joshua and Moses, the Hebrew people had struggled to find a leader. There was no unified nation of Israel; Israel had no monarchy and was scattered across parts of modern day Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa, and Turkey. Jehovah had raised up new leaders known as Judges. Leaders such as Deborah, Gideon, and Jephthah had proven effective during their reigns, but no one could seem to quell the suffering that was being brought upon these great people.

Many enemies had come against Israel: the Midianites, Egyptians, Kushites, and Canaanites, to name a few. All enemies were mighty, but none was a match for the judges! These special men and women were skilled in warfare and strategy once the Spirit of the Lord fell upon them. Ordinary shepherds, farmers and priests now could command the respect of whole tribes while also striking fear in the hearts of their enemies.

A vicious new enemy from the north, the Philistines, seized control of the Promised Land, or what is now known as Israel and the Gaza Strip; lay in the hands of the vicious Philistines. Little is known about them, but they had previous skirmishes with the father of Israel, Abraham. During the Israelites’ forty-year stint in the wilderness, the Philistines seized control of the land as well as all they felt belonged to them. What made them such a powerful enemy was their use of iron weapons. This was something foreign to the Israelites, who used bronze as well as makeshift weapons, which included slings, plowshares, and other farming tools. The era of the judges was a dark period for the Israelites of about three hundred years. As the book of Judges states, “Each man did what was right in his own eyes.” This means that the old adage “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” applied, and it was strictly enforced.

With this law serving as the backdrop to the lives of the men and women of Israel, times were truly chaotic. Many of the Hebrew tribes turned their backs on Yahweh and began to worship false gods, such as Dagon, a horrid half fish, half man that required his servants to perform child sacrifices and give in to group orgies and drunkenness. Despite their disobedience and contempt for the Lord, the great Jehovah would always listen to his people when they called out for help. He would always raise up mighty warriors and leaders to protect and save his people from violent occupation and the oppressors put before them. This is where our story begins.

Chapter 1
How the Mighty Have Fallen

Deep in the tunnels of a pristine stone palace lies the belly of filth and sewage. We are taken down to a stone-hewn cell where a dark-skinned, statuesque man slowly grinds away at a mill. Step by step, in a slow yet rhythmic pace, he marches to an unknown beat. He is in tears, and he is physically, mentally, and emotionally broken. To look upon this man who is bruised, battered, and beaten is to look upon a portrait of pain.

This is a true sight of pity, but how did it all come to this? This is no place for a man. Many would say this is a true representation of hell on Earth. Excommunicated from his people, Samson’s only crime is loving all the wrong things in life: sex, women, food, and drink. It is truly the smallest blade that cuts the deepest. It slips quietly against the bones and slowly strips its victim of life. He once walked in pride and was a person to be feared; with each step he took, authority was given to him. He was the weapon of God that would inspire his people to cast off the reins of oppression, but now his dignity has been stripped.

Above his cell his captors torment him, hurling feces, urine, and rotten food at him. He is forced to grind away day to day for hours at a time. His punishment is so severe, it seems as though the creator of the universe has turned his back on him. Could this be? Is all hope lost? His fabled strength is now gone. There are empty sockets covered with scar tissue where his radiant brown eyes used to be.

Two of the guards positioned above Samson quarrel over who now has claim to his garments, coins, and belongings. Slightly stoic in appearance the two guards converse with one another, asking, “How has it come to this? He escaped so many of our traps before. Is the God of Israel not the God of the same people who were delivered from the hands of the Egyptians and others before us?”

“Who cares? I sure as hell don’t. Ha ha! Look at the Hebrew scum now. I piss on his God. I spit on his God. Dagon has delivered the Hebrew into our hands, and now Samson’s people have no protection. We will ravage all their women, and their land will once again be ours. It’s like the general said: ‘And now that Samson is ours, we will, run him through, but before the light disappears from him we will take delight in knowing that he failed his people.’ Ha ha!”

“Do you hear that, Samson? You and all your people will be dead a week from today. Let’s go, they said to one another. We have much work to do.” Samson was living his own private hell, seeing himself reduced to menial and degrading labor was almost as cruel as the deepest and most inner parts of Sheol. The Lord’s champion was now rendered helpless in defending himself and Israel was once again without a leader.


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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

New Free Books! Reviewers Needed - Romance, Mystery, Christian, LGBT


**Reviewers Needed**
Free Copies Available Of The Books Listed Below In Exchange For Your Honest Review!

1) PARIS, ADRIFT: Book 3 (The Juliana Series) by Vanda (LGBT, Literary, Romance)

"She wanted a safe harbor for their love. But rough waters could destroy any hope of starting over… Paris-bound, 1955. Alice "Al" Huffman can't wait to reach the City of Light. As soon as their ship arrives, Juliana's singing career will get the spotlight it deserves and the two women will finally bring their relationship out of the shadows..."

2) HEX-ED (Womby's School For Wayward Witches: Volume 2) by Sarina Dorie (Cozy Mystery, Fantasy, Humor)

"Imagine a bumbling character like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum told with the quirky tone of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but trying to get a job at Hogwarts... Clarissa Lawrence has been fired from multiple internships as a student teacher for reasons outside her control. Magical things keep happening to her like the students turning into frogs..."

3) WINDS OF HOPE: Prequel to the Kate Neilson Series by Rebecca Carey Lyles (Christian, Romance, Western) 

"A beautiful ex-felon who’s had her fill of men. A crotchety old ranch hand who loved and lost. A lonely rancher facing a difficult summer... Kate Neilson leaves a Pennsylvania penitentiary and heads for The Whispering Pines Guest Ranch in Wyoming. Although she’s determined to be a good citizen and support herself with her newly acquired marketing skills, other forces are just as intent on dragging her back into the pit..."

4) CLASSIC MURDER: Mr. Romance by Mary Martinez (Romance, Mystery, Suspense)

"Adam enjoys a lifestyle most men only dream of. Then one day he wakes up to find the morning headlines blaring, 'Another victim falls prey to Mr. Romance. Who is next?' He suddenly realizes his way of life is not only frivolous, but deadly. Dubbed Mr. Romance by New York society for his romantic adventures, Adam Fernando Russo loves women..."

5) BARKERVILLE BEGINNINGS: British Columbia (Canadian Historical Brides Book 4) by A.M. Westerling (Historical, Romance, Literary)

"June 2017 ~ Barkerville Beginnings (British Columbia) - Faced with financial ruin and the loss of her good name, Rose Chadwick decides to make a new start for herself and her young daughter Hannah in the rough and tumble gold rush town of Barkerville, British Columbia..."

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Read A Book For Free! Reviewers Needed - Romance, Suspense, African American Plus More


Reviewers Needed
Free Copies Available Of The Books Listed Below In Exchange For Your Honest Review!

1) TARDY BELLS AND WITCHES' SPELLS (Womby's School For Wayward Witches by Sarina Dorie (Cozy Mystery, Magic, Fantasy)

"Nerdy high school outcast Clarissa Lawrence has always felt like she didn't belong in this world. More than anything, she wants magic to be real--and not just because she's obsessed with Harry Potter and tries to go to Narnia by reading fantasy novels in her wardrobe..."

2) FRAGILE BRILLIANCE: A Ronan McCullough Novel by Eliot Parker (Mystery, Thriller, Suspense)

"When off-duty Charleston police sergeant Ronan McCullough responds to the assault of a college student outside a downtown sports bar, he is brutally attacked and nearly killed by the assailants. As he struggles with the physical and emotional damage and doggedly pursues the perpetrators, his personal and professional relationships are strained to the limit..."

3) UNDERCOVER LOVE by Becky Barker (Romance, Suspense, Myster) 

"Retired FBI agent Kyle Tremont reluctantly agreed to one last job as a favor to his former boss. His mission was to extract an agent by the code name ‘Phantom’ from a deep undercover assignment. And the plan went smoothly until their identities were compromised..."

4) 2:32AM: Losing Faith in God by Lakisha Johnson (African-American, Christian, Women's Fiction)

"The bible tells you how to fight the enemy but what do you do when it feels like it is God you’re up against? Charlotte's nightmare began at 2:32AM, the morning she experienced the most unimaginable pain ever, the loss of a child. Now, she finds herself angry at God..."

5) THE DECOYS by Margarita Felices, Jackie Clarke (Romance, Humor, Suspense)

"Two Welsh girls on holiday. Two handsome jewel thieves. What could go wrong? Bethan and Deborah decide to spend their redundancy money and jet off for a holiday in the South of France, where they meet Dani and Matt, two handsome Ukrainian men who are being hunted by the police..."

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Reviewers Needed: 5 Free Books Available Now - Romance, Women Sleuths, Christian Plus More!


Reviewers Needed
Free Copies Available Of The Books Listed Below In Exchange For Your Honest Review!

1) DEAR GOD: HEAR MY PRAYER by Lakisha Johnson (Christian, African American, Inspirational)

"Since the age of 14, Jayme’s life has been hell and she has one person to thank for it, Pastor James Madison. He stood in the pulpit on Sundays waving the same hands that abused her at night. He glorified God with the same mouth he used to chip away her self-esteem, daily..."

2) THE DOOM MURDERS (THE INSPECTOR SHEEHAN MYSTERIES BOOK 1) by Brian O'Hare (Mystery, Thriller, Suspense)

"Prominent figures in Belfast are being murdered. The bodies are left naked and posed in grotesquely distorted shapes. No clues are left at the forensically immaculate crime scenes except odd theatrical props and some random numbers and letters concealed at each scene by the killer. How are the victims linked? ..."

3) CHEY'S COWBOY (BRIDLETON BOOK 2) by Becky Barker (Western, Romance, Series) 

"Trace Mitchem is the foreman at Bridleton and a confirmed bachelor whose main goal in life is to build a ranch he can call his own. Cheyenne Bartell is the youngest heir to the Texas ranching dynasty. What she lacks in self-confidence, she makes up for in spirit and determination..."

4) CODE FOR MURDER by Eliot Parker (Women Sleuths, Police Procedural, Mystery)

"An overzealous decision by Cleveland Police Lieutenant Stacy Tavitt leads to a botched undercover investigation, leading to Stacy being attacked and her unconscious body dumped into the frigid Cuyahoga River. Six months later, Stacy’s first case back from medical leave involves the murder of Cleveland Browns football player Devon Baker..."

5) TWO SHADES OF VICE by Dewey Reynolds (Biographies, Real Crime, Law Enforcement)

"The action is hot in Kansas City during the 1960s. Gordon Reynolds happens to be a vicious criminal who has served prison time in five different states over a period of twenty-five years. Gordon is determined to muscle his way into major rackets such as prostitution, bootlegging whiskey, robbery, hijacking and contraband cigarettes..."

Monday, April 30, 2018

Reviewers Needed: 5 Free Books Available Now - Action, Fantasy, Horror Plus More!


Reviewers Needed
Free Copies Available Of The Books Listed Below In Exchange For Your Honest Review!

1) FLIGHT TG-101 TO NOWHERE by Subroto Sinha (Action, International Intrigue, Suspense)

"The scientists were interrogated and coerced into working for the USA. They were given all facilities needed to develop the program and implement it on the computer systems in Moscow. A startling story of how the program, which was prepared to paralyze the American computer network, was used..." 

2) THE COVEN MURDERS (INSPECTOR SHEEHAN MYSTERIES BOOK 3) by Brian O'Hare (Horror, Occult, Police Procedural)

"The Coven Murders opens with a horrifying account of a ritual Black Mass with a human sacrifice in an abandoned church. Twenty-one years later, near an old ruined church in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Chief Inspector Sheehan and his team discover the skeleton of a young woman. But what seems initially to be a straightforward case, brings the team into conflict with a powerful Satanist who has plans to offer up to Satan another human sacrifice on the evening of the great Illuminati feast of Lughnasa..."

3) THE FAMILY THAT LIES by Lakisha Johnson and LaQuisha Rucker (African American, Family, Suspense) 

"Born only months apart, Merci and Grayce Alexander were as close as sisters could get. With a father who thought the world of them, life was good. Until one day everything changed. While Grayce got love and attention, Merci got all the hell, forcing her to leave home. She never looks back, putting the past behind her until her sister shows up over a decade later begging for help, bringing all of the forgotten past with her..."

4) XAGHRA'S REVENGE by Geoff Nelder (Fantasy, Historical, Scifi)

"When Reece and Zita become lovers, past and present collide as the spirits of their ancestors force them to relive one of the greatest battles of the 16th century. Xaghra’s Revenge follows the fate of a sixteenth century abducted family, and of two contemporary lovers thrown together by the ancients. Reece and Zita are unaware that one descends from the pirates, the other from the abducted family..."

5) RUNNING TOWARD ILLUMIA by Angel Leya (Fantasy, Magic, Coming of Age)

"Astrea would do just about anything to feel like she belongs--even hunt a unicorn to feed her starving tribe. But when her guilt and the promise of a curse gets the better of her, she'll do everything in her power to free the unicorn. Even if it means taking away the last hope of meat in the midst of a famine and leaving behind her foggy homeland..."

Sunday, April 29, 2018

From Steamy Jungle Fantasy To Icelandic Dragons With Mandi Konesni @mandikauthor


"Risque Romance: Vol. 2"
Author Mandi Konesni

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"If, you are a fan of romance with a twist I recommend adding this title to your reading list..." -Amazon Customer

Naomi Trahern is as straight laced as they come. She deals in facts and cold hard science. Stubborn to the core, she hasn't met a theory she can't solve. That is, until a visit to the Amazon rainforest yields a sample she just can't explain. Trapped with a larger than life jaguar in a sunken temple, Naomi is forced to accept that her cut and dry world isn't so easily explained after all. When two worlds collide and the steamy jungle unleashes fantasies hidden in the depths of night, can Naomi embrace the extraordinary and unexplained, or does reality rear its head and pull her home?

Bored of a solitary existence, a titan goddess creates Esoteric Inc, an agency that handles cases "normal" Private Investigators wouldn't touch. Then Ryder Dreki, alpha of the Icelandic dragons, steps into her office. His request? Assist him with locating a kidnapped dragonling as well as the Stone of Wisdom, stolen from his hoard. When Ryder demands to accompany her, she soon realizes that dealing with a hot-headed, arrogant dragon was definitely not in her job description. When Ryder is attacked, Electra must choose... protect the world, or protect the scaled menace she's grown to love.

What would you risk to have it all?


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

BPI Interview Feature: Liliom Press Indie Author and Blogger Mandi Konesni @MandiKauthor



Welcome to the L.O.V.E. blog! Today we'll be chatting with author and blogger Mandi Konesni about her life in the literary field. Enjoy!

Q: Thank you Mandi for chatting with us today. Can you start by telling our readers a little about your writing routine? How do you start writing a new book?

A: Hello, and thanks for having me! I love to write, but sometimes it seems like there aren't enough hours in the day. I'm one of those 'day dreamers', my mind is constantly wandering, which helps immensely. A lot of times I'll see something while out, or catch a glimpse of a book cover, and random plot points start forming. Lately I've written the most during NanoWriMo. The fast, hectic pace manages to keep me focused and on task.

To start a book, I'll usually come up with some plot point I'm interested in, and build an outline around it. If I'm a little stuck, I run my half-planned idea by my best friend. She's amazing at pinpointing possible issues and tweaking things until it makes so much more sense to me.

Then, I lurk on for a few hours... okay, days. Seriously, this site is such a good resource! You can find name generators for pretty much anything there, so you'll get lost for days creating towns, cities, worlds, characters, etc. Once I've got all my information, I pop on my headphones and dive in. For some reason, I cannot write to anything other than Fleetwood Mac. I have no idea why... I'm a rocker girl!

Q: That's awesome! We've heard from a lot of authors that they use music to keep their writing flow going. You also have some companionship when you're working in your "ornery bassle pup?"

A: As all pet owners know, the furry ones run our lives. Mine is the most spoiled mama's girl in existence. When I'm sitting down writing, she's attached to my hip. Literally. If I get up, she follows. My schedule is dictated by her schedule... she has a very hectic napping regime. Being part basset and part beagle, she's got the tenacious personality and stubbornness from both. If Molly says I'm done writing because it's bedtime, well, it's bedtime whether I'm tired or not. We had a cancer scare 3 years ago, a mammary tumor. I scraped up every penny I could to get it taken care of. She's my baby, it's the only thing I could do. So her dictating my life is welcome, because she's still here and healthy. I'm happy to work around her. :)

Q: We're so glad that Molly is still here and still healthy. You have a few things listed on your site that you do other than writing. Can you tell us a little bit about them?

A: I'm kind of a rebel, in a way. If someone tells me that I can't do something, it just makes me that much more determined to prove them wrong. When I was a teen, a lot of people I knew had skin allergies, but said there wasn't anything they could do about it. So I learned how to make soap and lotions, and tailored them to what people could use. When I wanted to start my own jewelry-making business, everyone told me I had no idea what I was doing, and was too young to start something like that. I incorporated it into the soap making, and started making custom items for friends and family.

When Facebook started its "real name or else" campaign, a lot of friends of mine were losing years of writing work each time they got nuked. I had no idea how to code or run a social network, but I worked my tail off and started for my roleplaying friends 4 years ago. It's now an invite-only home to over 5500 writers, and growing. Everyone I talked to told me I couldn't do it, which just pushed me forward. Now, I build my own sites, can set up servers and databases, and handle most issues easily.

Looking back, nearly everything I've done has been because someone else told me I couldn't. If you have a dream, don't let anyone else stomp it down. You are the only one in charge of your life and your goals, and others can either help you, support you, or step aside and get out of your way. If you end up tweaking your goals as you work on them, you're the one that gets to decide that, nobody else. I never expected to be running a social network, but life happens. We're just along for the crazy ride.

Q: We love it and we wish you continued success with your social network! I also saw in your bio that you're into gemstones. (me, too!!) Tell us a little about that please.

A: I was kind of a nerdy kid growing up. My parents instilled in us a healthy curiosity of the world around us, and encouraged us to explore when it came to things like science, reading, etc. Growing up, I collected rocks just because they were pretty, but after awhile, I started learning more about the properties of them. I learned people used gems and minerals for crystal healing, and that was it... off I went. Being Pagan, it really helped solidify my ideals, that all of nature works together in balance, and everything has its own energy signature.

I really tried to learn what each individual stone was said to do, and how to blend different stones for different meanings. It's still my nerdy hobby, honestly. I love making custom bracelets and things for people. I've been banned from buying any more gemstone beads until I use up some of what I have, since it's reaching the point where I may end up on an episode of Hoarders. I just can't resist a pretty bead!

When I was younger, I actually wrote a gemstone healing guide, with different correspondences for each stone. Even though I don't advertise it much since I wrote it so long ago, I'm still pretty proud of it. I use it all the time when creating new things.

Q: We'll take some beads off your hands if you ever decide to part with them. LOL :-) How can readers keep in touch with you or get to know more about your books and hobbies? 

I'm currently working on revamping the blog section of my main site, but most everything is linked from there.

You can also see book signing and takeover events, by checking out my event calendar here-

Thank you Mandi for taking the time to share with our readers and THANK YOU READERS for taking to time to learn more about our featured author! Your shares and comments are welcome.