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Thursday, August 21, 2014

0 Author Interview : Judith Kohnen

Interview with Judith Kohnen


1. What inspired you to write your first book?
After seven years of daydreaming bits of scenes in my head for this one story, I finally decided it was time to actually write those creations down in some organized manner. I had just finished reading Danielle Steel’s “Once In A Lifetime” – which had me wishing that I could inspire, move, and touch others with words like she did. I’d always made up little stories in my head, my earliest memory was age four, and I would fall asleep many a night that way – creating little scenes where I was always the character. So for seven years, I was the main character in One Chance, One Moment. I’d always wanted to be a nurse – wasn’t at the time – and in my head, I was a nurse for my story scenes. Once I decided to sit down and begin the book, I decided I’d rename my heroine. Why I named her “Amanda” I don’t know. I never knew anyone by that name growing up. As for the hero’s name, I had spelled it “Gary” rather than “Garry” during the original draft. I don’t even think I was aware that I chose a name that actually rhymed with “Barry” then. I later changed the spelling of that name to honor Manilow’s agent who spelled his name “Garry.” “Danzlo” was something I came up with after seeing the last name “Ron Dante” on the back of a music album (songwriter & record producer). I believe I got the name “Melissa” for Garry’s sister from one of my favorite songs (Could It Be Magic). Dan used to be Don in the original version, written in 1986. When I’d gotten to chapter twelve, Amanda was suddenly relaying a childhood memory of how she’d always wanted to be called “Mandy” when she was younger. This took me totally by surprise. Of course! Amanda. Mandy. It worked, and thus a novel idea to have my hero call my character “Mandy” at some point in the story. As I went along, I began to realize that the storyline I’d been writing was very much like the lyrics from the song. I mean, Garry wanted to send her away. Whether he would or not, I didn’t know. I hadn’t gotten to that part yet. She was certainly someone who came and gave without taking. She would most probably kiss him, and possibly stop him from shaking too. And so my story became what I never imagined it to be. Several months into my manuscript, I was suddenly writing the story behind the song that had skyrocketed Manilow’s career in the 70s. The first agent I ever sent it to, requested the full manuscript, said it had “great potential.” Even though rejected six months later, I was told via letter that he and his associates still felt it had a lot of potential but it needed some work. The problem: it had no real plot. A good romance that kept him wanting to turn those pages, but novels needed to have more than just romance as a plot. Since I’d never taken a writing course in my life, I decided to teach myself plot, go to nursing school and join a romance writer’s chapter to strengthen my writing skills. I was RWA’s Virginia Romance Writers Chapter newsletter editor for the next four years. This was the true beginning of my training as a writer.

2. Do you have a specific writing style? 
All authors need a specific writing style – one that distinguishes them from other writers. I would like to think that I’ve accomplished that necessity. Writer’s Digest 2nd Draft Developmental Editor said this about my writing style: “… an authenticity, authority, and voice that makes each separate story element come together in such a gripping, professional, marketable way.” That statement alone had helped me make the decision to self-publish. I had sought advice from a professional marketing expert who encouraged me to self-publish the book, though my dream had always been to work with Random House someday.

3. How did you come up with the title? 
I knew the title the moment I finished the first chapter. Garry (the hero) is haunted by his father’s suicide and remembers the last words his father shouted to him. “He begged me,” he <Garry>shouted to himself. “For just one chance, one moment. He pleaded with me. Yet I turned away. I let him drown in his shame.” Even though I never knew what was going to happen from one page to the next (for the story unfolded page by page), I somehow knew the novel itself would revolve around chances we must sometime take, and sometimes give as well. One Chance, One Moment observes various facets of the heart and how we are sometimes faced with the one chance and one moment aspects of life … how choices happen, and how we find, lose or choose love.

4. What books/authors have influenced your writing? 
Romance authors like Johanna Lindsay (especially her earlier books as they were fast-paced and so much fun to read), Jude Devereau (Knight In Shining Armor), Judith McNaught (Whitney, My Love; Something Wonderful), Danielle Steel (Once In A Lifetime, Zoya). Also Catherine Coulter, Kathleen Woodiwiss, Lisa Kleypas, Sue Monk Kidd, Kathryn Stockett, Nicholas Sparks, Khaled Hosseini, Wayne Dyer and more. I try to keep up with new authors when I can.

5. What was the hardest part of writing your book? 
Condensing, revising, rewriting. Showing rather than telling. Cutting a lengthy novel into two books. All of the above took time and patience in learning the skills of editing and re-editing. Reducing words, scenes, cutting chapters, and recognizing just where and how to cut a novel into two stories required the help of advanced screenwriting courses (which trained me to focus on the more important aspects of a story, forcing me to see my full length novel as a 90-110 page script).

6. What’s more important: characters or plot?
I’ve come to learn that both are equally important. Plot assists with pacing/momentum and gives a story depth and purpose. Characters make the novel what it is. They move us emotionally; they inspire us; and they can heal us. I believe the best stories come from deep within us and are of us. Either our inner child comes out to play and makes all things possible, or we mold our characters and events from our own experiences, or our dreams of wanting to experience. Plot, however, drives us forward … the character and the reader.

7. When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I would say that I became a writer in my early teens for it was then when I began to journal my thoughts onto paper. I wrote down my inner thoughts throughout my adolescence. Unfortunately, all of those writings have been lost in the shuffle of life events and all I have left are vague memories of a childhood I didn’t really like. It was after three children later and a divorce when I allowed myself to create again, releasing that fire within me that had been dormant way too long. Only this time, it would be more than just some inner thoughts and feelings, but rather the stories I’d created during sleepless nights to make life just a bit easier to live. I was 29 and after reading a romance novel I couldn’t put down – I’d not read one for quite a while and had happened upon a Danielle Steel novel in a department store, an author I had never read before – and strangely feeling drawn to it, I bought it. After reading it, I got the notion that I could write a book like this. I’d certainly experienced enough in my own life to write a story filled with emotional drama, but it would need humor too … to make it feel balanced. I’m a Libra, so I naturally wish for balance. I wrote five short stories before I decided to try my hand at something bigger. I wrote a double-spaced 500 page manuscript all in the same year. I had just turned 30 when I completed the novel. “One Chance, One Moment” was that novel. A whir of unfortunate life events happened the day I received word from a New York editor who had requested the rest of my manuscript only one week after sending him a query – the first editor I’d ever sent it to! I’d retrieved it out of the mailbox just moments before driving off in U-Haul truck, another divorce, and yet another new life ahead of me. All I will say is that I never gave up on this book. My love for it, my hope and faith in it, and my perseverance has gotten it to where it is today. It’s not a bestseller … not yet … for like a lot of things, I’ve had to teach myself how to market the book. That’s what I’m doing now, trying to spread the word, though I’d rather be spending more time writing on my next novel. This is probably the hardest part about being a writer. Getting it noticed by the world. I keep having to stop and teach myself about more social media and other forms of marketing. Was it worth self-publishing my own novel? I’m not really sure yet. I may have allowed a marketing expert to influence my decision too soon after being evaluated by a Writer’s Digest 2nd Draft Developmental Services editor who highly recommended me as a talented writer, the manuscript marked “Consider.” My intention was to reach out to a notable publishing house. Have I made any money yet? Not by a long shot. I’m giving 20% of sales to charity to help local schools in need of music programs, and another 20% or more will go to the IRS. I priced my paperback and hardback as low as I possibly could, just a small amount over the cost of production. I’ve literally spent thousands of dollars to advertise and mailed out more than 200 “freebies” in hopes of reviews (I’ve spent no less than $1000 in postage alone thus far, but I wanted to share my book with people all over the world – the UK, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, the Philippines, United States, etc.). It was so exciting to finally share the story that I’ve been in love with for so many years. I’ve spent thousands of dollars in professional critiques and training so I can be the best writer I can be. So I’m quite in the hole, right now. Big time. Am I complaining? Not by a long shot. Getting deeper in debt has been the most fun I’ve ever had. Plus, I have faith that success will eventually win out. I’m not giving up. Because it’s a good story. I realize that it could have been a little bit better had I done this and that, but at some point, you just have to realize it’s time to let go. Just try to make the next one better. Only, that’s a scary thing! How can I make the next book even better?

8. Do you have any advice for other writers? 
First and foremost, don’t give up. Believe in your story. Believe in you. Don’t take criticism personally, but rather as a means to obtain helpful suggestions and insights to make your story the best it can be. As a writer, stay open to what others say, but also, go with your heart. Know that it takes time to acquire writing skills to get things moving without confusion and to involve the necessary plot elements and characterization in order to make your story a powerful one. I highly suggest getting your work critiqued by such services as Writer’s Digest 2nd Draft Services. The wealth of knowledge and help you receive will far outweigh the cost. You want to be a skillful writer, you have to do the work. Also, get involved in a local writing chapter, critique group, meet other writers like yourself. Read, read, read. Make your moments count.

9. What book are you reading now? 
I normally read more than one thing at a time, usually three, sometimes four – something fiction, something non-fiction, and something audio. Due to my busy schedule, the audio comes in handy as I’m always going here and there and I find that audiobooks assure that I’ll finish the book. I just finished listening to Lisa Kleypas’ Rainwater Road and now I’m into the 5th disc of “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins (I had read the 1st and 2nd book, watched the 1st & 2nd movie adaption) and decided if I was ever going to get to Book 3 before the next film comes out, I’d better listen to the audio version. On my nook, I’m reading “Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island.” I enjoy memoirs as they put me in touch with other life experiences, which in turn can become inspirations for characters, or situations in future novels. This type of book normally requires slower reading for me, particularly since it involves some negative experiences. I tend to need to balance such stories with more fun and adventure, so I’m also reading a book written by a Virginia Romance Writer (a means to support my writer friends) entitled “Out of the Ashes” by Lori Dillon. Because I’m in the midst of marketing my own book, I’m also on the last chapter of “Sell Your Book Like Wildfire” which I highly recommend to any writer trying to publish a book. Because I’m also a healer and intuitive, I’m always reading books on mediumship, intuitive development, and health related subjects.

10. Any last thoughts for our readers?
It’s so important to do what you’re passionate about. It’s what we all want to do, so do it. My clients are always asking me what their life purpose is, but one needs only to quiet their mind long enough, to sit in that silence, in the power of their soul, and then they will know. It takes listening, because the answer is within you. It’s always been there. I would love to hear from readers, to know their questions and needs and thoughts. All of my media connections can be found by going to my contact page at: http://author.judithkohnen.com. As for my blog at http://intuitivenook.com, it’s a bit of a multi-help center, which I hope will grow with time. Because I create my own webpages (through my own self-learning), I’m still tackling with the ins and outs of Wordpress. My hope is to have the blog as a means to assist new writers – empower them as well as help them become better writers – and also for those interested in developing their intuitive side. Both involve a creative process and complement each other. Comments are welcome and appreciated. Any suggestions and requests can be sent to me via email at judith@judithkohnen.com.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

0 Book Tour: One Chance, One Moment (Book One - The Mandy Story) by Judith Kohnen

Title: One Chance, One Moment (Book One - The Mandy Story)
Author: Judith Kohnen
Genre: Contemporary Romance




Book Synopsis: Famous singer/musician Garry Danzlo has decided to live a life of seclusion after a debilitating accident destroys his musical career. Guilt-ridden and stubborn, he wants no part of the holistic nurse his sister has hired to rehabilitate him. He’s determined to get rid of her; she’s determined to stay.

Spunky, fun-loving Amanda Fields, widowed after a loveless marriage, is on a mission for love. More than anything in the world, she wants to adopt an eight-year-old, wheelchair-bound boy named Robbie. When her chance arrives that will provide her with sufficient funds for the adoption, there’s nothing to stop her from accomplishing the temporary job in Colorado. But what she has to contend with is far more than just a difficult patient. Unexpected obstacles are suddenly out of her control. The least of her worries is falling for yet another man who doesn't love her back.

"One Chance, One Moment" is a humorous, surprising and deeply emotional story of love found by two special people – love built on chances one must sometimes take, but sometimes give as well. Each moment becomes nourished by the faith of one woman, and eventually, by the dream of one man.
Intriguing, fun, hope-filled, and bubbling with love, adventure and suspense, the novel explores:
• How love goes far deeper than skin
• The various facets of the heart and how we observe them in life
• The importance of forgiveness to find true peace within
• How we all make a difference in another person’s life – whether you intend to or not.
• How spirituality and intuitive development can shape our lives and relationships
• The power of words and actions to manifest what we desire.

NOTE: When purchasing One Chance, One Moment, 20% of proceeds will be donated to charity - THE MANILOW MUSIC PROJECT - a program that tends to the needs of public schools and their severely depleted music programs.


About Author
Judith Kohnen is a novelist, poet, healer and an intuitive counselor. A teacher of mediumship & intuitive development and a professional background in registered nursing, hypnotherapy and natural healing arts (a modality introduced by her character Amanda Fields in "One Chance, One Moment"), it is Judith's hope that through her writing talents that she might become a source of inspiration for her readers. She encourages everyone to do what they're passionate about. “Live for the moment,” she says, “for this moment is the most important of all moments.” She lives in Chesterfield, Virginia with her husband and extended family and is currently working on her second novel, "For The Love Of Mandy” - Book Two of her Mandy Story.





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Thursday, July 24, 2014

0 Book Review: The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty - A 30-minute Summary by Instaread Summaries

Title: The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty - A 30-minute Summary
Author: Instaread Summaries 
Genre: Women’s Fiction

  • Print Length: 76 pages
  • Publisher: Instaread Summaries (April 28, 2014)

Buy: Amazon


Book Description:
This is an Instaread Summary of The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty. 

Below is a preview of the earlier sections of the summary: 

Chapter One 

Cecilia’s husband, John-Paul, is in Chicago on business. She is a busy mother and part-time Tupperware consultant. Her twelve-year-old daughter, Esther, is currently obsessed with the Berlin Wall. Cecilia has a piece of the wall from a trip she took to Germany several years ago. While in the attic searching for it, she finds a mysterious envelope with her name on it. A note on it says that it should only be opened in the event of her husband’s death. She does not open it. When she mentions the letter to John-Paul on the phone, she is troubled by his awkward silence. 

Chapter Two 

Tess and Felicity are cousins. Felicity was always overweight until recently, when she joined Weight Watchers and lost forty pounds. Tess, her husband, Will, and Felicity own a marketing business together in Melbourne. Tess is worried about her mother, who has just broken her ankle, and her six-year old son, Liam, who is being bullied at school. Will and Felicity call Tess into a meeting to tell her they have fallen in love. Furious, Tess says she will move back to Sydney with Liam to help her mother. She believes that her husband became attracted to Felicity when she lost weight. She tosses cold coffee in their faces....


About the Author:With Instaread Summaries, you can get the summary of a book in 30 minutes or less. We read every chapter, summarize and analyze it for your convenience. 

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Book Review:
This is a well written summary of the book The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty. There is just enough to keep you interested and wanting to read the actual book without giving too much away. Each chapter is a summary of the chapters in the book. Even in this short read you are able to get to know the characters and get a little insight into their lives.  

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Review by: Kechell Jackson | K is for Kechell
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Monday, July 21, 2014

0 Promotional: The Big Wide Calm: A Novel by Rich Marcello

Title: The Big Wide Calm: A Novel
Author: Rich Marcello
Genre: Fiction

  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Langdon Street Press (May 6, 2014)

Buy: Amazon




Book Description:
A young woman’s journey to find herself and create the perfect album 

Paige is a rock star. The world just doesn’t know it yet. With a name like Paige Plant, how could she be anything but the future frontwoman of the next Led Zeppelin? She’s got the charisma, the drive, and, of course, the mega-musical skills. All she needs is to make her debut album, one that will change the world, inspire revolutions—and make her galactically famous along the way. 

When John Bustin, a rich, reclusive, former semi-famous singer/songwriter offers to record Paige’s album for free, it feels like destiny, like the next step on her way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, like some strange attractor is pulling her in. Guitar in hand, Paige sets off to John’s recording compound, ready to unfold her future. 

But the ever-elusive John, with his mysterious history, and Paige, a big dreamer but naïve about her footing in life, clash as much as they coalesce. Before they can change the world through Paige’s music, the improbable duo must learn to work together, and in the process, discover their authenticity. 

One part coming-of-age story and retrospective, one part rock and roll epic, The Big Wide Calm focuses a lens on human nature and the complexities of love through the eyes of young and old on the journey of creating the perfect album. 



About the Author:
If Rich Marcello could choose only one creative mentor, he'd give the role to Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers. This is not only because he currently resides in New England, where Jonathan started, but because of his life as a contemporary fiction author, poet and songwriter, whose literary inspiration often stems from songs he's written. Rich grew up in New Jersey surrounded by song and word.

For a while it seemed right to travel the musician's path, especially during his stint in his college folk group, at The University of Notre Dame, where he wrote and recorded his first original songs. But, as is true for many musicians, graduation led him down a different road, one on which he found his love for high technology. There, he enjoyed a successful career as a technology executive, managing several multi-billion dollar businesses for Fortune 500 companies.

During his time in technology he never stopped creating art, and eventually his love for song and the written word grew to the point where he walked away from his first career to pursue poetry, song, and fiction with the same enthusiasm and discipline he demonstrated in business. In The Color Of Home, his literary voice melds all three together with honest generative dialogue, poetic sensory detail, and "unforgettable characters who seem to know the complete song catalog of Lennon or Cohen."

He's currentl
y working on his second novel, The Big Wide Calm, which will be published on 2014.

Website: www.richmarcello.com 
Twitter: @marcellor

Saturday, July 19, 2014

0 Blog Tour Host Needed: One Chance, One Moment (Book One - The Mandy Story) by Judith Kohnen

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Title: One Chance, One Moment (Book One - The Mandy Story)
Author: Judith Kohnen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book Synopsis: Famous singer/musician Garry Danzlo has decided to live a life of seclusion after a debilitating accident destroys his musical career. Guilt-ridden and stubborn, he wants no part of the holistic nurse his sister has hired to rehabilitate him. He’s determined to get rid of her; she’s determined to stay.
Spunky, fun-loving Amanda Fields, widowed after a loveless marriage, is on a mission for love. More than anything in the world, she wants to adopt an eight-year-old, wheelchair-bound boy named Robbie. When her chance arrives that will provide her with sufficient funds for the adoption, there’s nothing to stop her from accomplishing the temporary job in Colorado. But what she has to contend with is far more than just a difficult patient. Unexpected obstacles are suddenly out of her control. The least of her worries is falling for yet another man who doesn’t love her back.
"One Chance, One Moment" is a humorous, surprising and deeply emotional story of love found by two special people – love built on chances one must sometimes take, but sometimes give as well. Each moment becomes nourished by the faith of one woman, and eventually, by the dream of one man.
Intriguing, fun, hope-filled, and bubbling with love, adventure and suspense, the novel explores:
• How love goes far deeper than skin
• The various facets of the heart and how we observe them in life
• The importance of forgiveness to find true peace within
• How we all make a difference in another person’s life – whether you intend to or not.
• How spirituality and intuitive development can shape our lives and relationships
• The power of words and actions to manifest what we desire.
NOTE: When purchasing One Chance, One Moment, 20% of proceeds will be donated to charity - THE MANILOW MUSIC PROJECT - a program that tends to the needs of public schools and their severely depleted music programs.

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0 Promotional: Winter Angel by Mia Hoddell



Winter Angel
by Mia Hoddell

Genre: YA Romance
Release date: 25th June 2014
Length: Novella

Blurb:
She was on holiday. He was tricked into returning.
Neither of them wanted to be there, but neither could avoid it.


Amy wants to be back under the sun in Portugal. However, when her suggestion is overruled in favour of a skiing holiday, even she can't turn it down. What she couldn't have predicted is that the holiday could make her break the one, and only, rule she has: not to get into a serious relationship again.

When Amy first sees Luke, she knows something is wrong. He's struggling to cope with everything and her need to help people makes him the perfect distraction from the cold. He hasn't been to the Alps in five years and he swore to never ski again. But as his defences are broken by Amy's persistence, the winter paradise begins to reawaken his desires.

However, with constant flashbacks triggering his anxiety, he's torn, battling conflicting emotions as he becomes increasingly captivated by Amy. She has a rule though. She didn't go on holiday to fall for someone and the last thing she needs is to ignore her own advice. Whether or not she can move past her insecurities will depend on whether Luke can face his biggest fear.

Winter Angel is a standalone, young adult romance novella, but is the second book in the Seasons of Change series.

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Excerpt

White. Gazing out of the small, circular window, it was the only colour he could see surrounding him. The bursts of light—which had broken through the heavy, grey clouds—were reflected back as the ground grew closer with each passing second. Not too long ago he had been blissfully unaware of the location his sister was dragging him to for a holiday. A bubble of excitement had surrounded him throughout the early morning as he got up, and stayed with him through travelling to the airport and catching the flight. However, it had burst as soon as the icy tips of the mountains appeared and the plane began its descent. Until that moment, he had hoped his guesses had been wrong. 
His sister had carefully planned the trip, making sure to hide all clues as to where they were heading, and as she glanced across at him, it seemed as if she had been successful. Luke’s knuckles were white on the arm rests. He had claimed both of them, gripping them so hard they looked like they would snap under the force, or at least be moulded to the shape of his hands when he removed them.
Ellie watched as he took in a shaky breath, but she heard no exhale.
“Luke?”
The silence that filled the space around them was icier than the Alps they had just flown over. Her brother’s gaze remained fixed on the window, watching as the ground, and his fate, drew ever closer. Deep, ragged breaths steamed up the window, which was almost touching his nose. Desperately, he tried to control the tremors shaking his body, and his pounding heart, from the fear that washed over him in waves.
“Luke, please, say something.” Worry had crept into Ellie’s tone. She had thought her idea would do him good, that forcing him to face everything would turn him back into his old self. Ellie missed the brother she had grown up with and wanted him back. However, seeing his eyes wide with fear, his jaw clenched in anger, and his arms tense with both, suddenly she wasn’t so sure about her plan.
“You promised, Ellie. You swore you wouldn’t pressure me, and I trusted you with that. You know how I feel about this.” His voice was sharp and curt as he spoke through clenched teeth, trying to keep a hold on his emotions.
The urge to flee surged within him. He wanted to go home, to get off the plane and board the next flight straight back to England, but he couldn’t. Not only was the plane still minutes from landing—trapping him in the confines of economy class, which felt even smaller as realisation forced him to understand Ellie’s plans—but he also refused to waste more money on the pointless trip Ellie had conned him into taking. If he was going to use the money he had earned from before everything changed, it would be on his own terms.
“You’ll enjoy it when you’re there,” Ellie stated, brushing off his comments like they meant nothing to her.
“That’s easy for you to say. You don’t have to live with, or through, what I have.” Luke was trying hard to control his voice. Had they been in private, he would have already been shouting. The cramped environment meant that Ellie was getting off lightly, but he swore that when they reached their chalet, he would not hold back. She had no right to interfere with his life.
“Never tell me I didn’t live through it, Luke. I was there when it happened, in the hospital, and when you got home. I was there through it all. It may not have been me, but it wasn’t like it had no effect on my life,” Ellie hissed. It was the only way she could convey her anger without disturbing other passengers.
“Why though, Ellie? Why is this such a big deal to you?” Luke’s eyes were full of sorrow as he turned to face his sister for the first time, begging to understand her reasoning for putting him through something she knew would hurt him.

About the Author

Mia Hoddell lives in the UK with her family and two cats. She spends most of her time writing or reading, loves anything paranormal and has an overactive imagination that keeps her up until the early hours of the morning.

With three poems published before the age of sixteen, Mia moved on to short stories but finding she had too much to tell with too little space, Mia progressed to novels. She started her first series (The Wanderer Trilogy) at the age of fourteen and since then hasn’t stopped writing. Elemental Killers is her second series and with an ever growing list of ideas, Mia is trying to keep up with the speed at which her imagination generates them.


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Saturday, June 28, 2014

0 Cover Reveal: Caught in the Middle by Kira Barker

 Title: Caught in the Middle (We Kinky Three #1)
Author: Kira Barker
Genre: Erotica / BDSM, Erotica / Polyamory/Menage
Expected Release Date: August 12th 2014




Synopsis
For years now, resident surgeon Erin Slater has been focused on her career. Sexual frustration has her on edge, and it seems like a wet dream come true when her best friend Jack and his roommate Simon offer to help her scratch that itch. Their afternoon of debauchery leaves her yearning for more, a craving that Simon, an experienced Dom himself, is only too happy to satisfy. But there’s also Jack, who she’s closer to than anyone else in the world. When emotions factor into the equation, things get complicated, forcing Erin to make a decision which man she will choose - but why can’t she have both?


About the Author
Kira Barker has always enjoyed telling stories. It has kept her sane through high school and college, and has become a true passion since. A geek gamer girl herself, she feels at home reading sci-fi and fantasy as much as writing romance. She likes her plots gritty, her smut realistic, and doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty when it comes to research. When she’s not writing, she loves annoying her cats or cruising country roads on her motorcycle.
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