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Release Blitz: ‘Forbidden Fate’ by Mary Catherine Gebhard

Title: Forbidden Fate
Series: Crowne Point #3
Author: Mary Catherine Gebhard
Genre: New Adult Bully Romance
Release Date: May 28, 2020
Blurb

I only had one rule: don’t fall in love with the cruel prince.

I broke it.

When the clock struck twelve, I went back to being a servant. He promised to let me go with my heart in pieces…but Grayson Crowne was always king at breaking promises.

I refuse to let him lock me in a tower.

I have no choice but to take the only out offered to me–another cruel prince.

Refuge in a man I loathe.

Rescued from the man I love.

I wanted to forget Grayson, forget Crowne Hall, and hide, but fate has other plans.

But if Grayson and I are fated, then our fate is forbidden.

Our happily ever after will only end one way…in heartbreak.

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Mary Catherine Gebhard bites off more than she can chew. She’s lived in Salt Lake City, Utah her entire life, but occasionally goes on vacation from reality. Don’t worry, she sends postcards.

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Author Interview: ‘The Tenant’s Wrath’ by Gabriel Nombo

About the Book:

Tenancy is a stage that is exercised by almost everyone, especially when we are obliged to shift from one place to another. However, this aspect has several challenges as long as we realize the relationship between tenants and landlords. Now, some remarks on it. Please, allow the author to entertain you while explaining the challenges witnessed in some tenancies.

THE TENANT’S WRATH (previously published as Outrageous Humans on Exoplanet) is a novel that has been written according to the author’s experience in living as a tenant in local houses. At the time of publishing this book, he has an experience of fourteen tenancies in local houses. There are troublesome tenants and house owners in some tenancies. How this report is presented? Through appreciating efforts that are done in space technology and exoplanetology.

Technology has drastically developed nowadays and, keeps on advancing rapidly. This has not left behind exoplanetology and space technology(let’s appreciate how curiosity rover was positioned on mars). Presently, we are able to live outside our customized planet for several months. Due to it, we know the biological impact of lacking the earth’s gravitational force. For instance, cardiovascular behavior of the human body when it’s in a weightlessness environment.

The report on how landlords and tenants live together, is assumed to be written in 34th Century, one century after the first signal indicating aliens’ presence is detected. A fictional reporter from the earth, writes it after voyaging to aliens ‘exoplanet. This exoplanet has aliens who are very angry by nature.

The reporter does a thorough research on aliens’ culture including their science, daily life, food style, theology, landlord-tenant relationship, education system, and others. Then, he writes a report which he forwards it to his fellow earthlings. It takes only a month for the emailed report to reach planet earth.

Welcome to a strange and fascinating exoplanet!

 

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1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you in to writing?

The challenges I faced when I was renting in several local houses have impressed me to write something to share with others. I started tenancy life soon after completing my high level education in March 2005. I tenanted in two local houses in Songea district, Ruvuma-Tanzania before shifting to Dar es salaam in November 2005. In Dar es salaam, I was lucky enough to live in the same building with four local landlords while studying at the institute of Finance management (IFM), taking information technology (IT).

I completed my college education in July 2008 and I got a job that moved me to Mwanza region (Tanzania) in October 2008. I tenanted in three local houses in this region while living in the same building with my landlords/landladies.   Thus, sharing items like a courtyard, bathroom, veranda, toilet, electricity, water utility, etc.

From my first tenancy in Songea up to my ninth tenancy in Mwanza, I realized that no tenancy was without a challenge. Hence, in January 2010, I started to construct my building and shifted into it in June 2010. My mind calmed in this hut and a distinguished guest arrived in my mind: an idea of documenting the challenges I faced.

2: Do you have a favourite time and place where you write?

I don’t have any specific time and place for writing. When I remember something, I might use my laptop or even my mobile phone to write what comes in my mind at that time. However, when I desire to put it in a paragraph, I usually write when my computer is connected to Internet.

3: Where do your ideas come from?

As far as ‘The Tenant’s Wrath’ is concerned, most of my ideas just came from events that I had already witnessed. I got a few events from other tenants after I published and printed part of this book in January 2012, which was in Kiswahili. With an exception of it’s setting (far away from the earth), I can say, I did not write this book. I just transferred it from brain storage to ‘written’ storage.

4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?

There was no plan in writing The Tenant’s Wrath. The entire story already existed in my head before I started writing it.

5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?

At the moment, I have only one completed book: The Tenant’s Wrath. Its genre is science fiction. I chose this genre so as to write it freely. As it involves a true part of my life, I wanted to make a reader know the life of characters in the book and not the life of author and his surroundings. Thus, until I expose a key, by reading only a novel, I think there is no direct relationship between the book and me. Example, Setifokasi (the protagonist) took accountancy at the college, but I took Information technology.

6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?

I am not so familiar with the names of other famous actors out of Tanzania, but Vincent Kigosi (Tanzanian) would be the best fit to play the role of Setifokasi.

 7: Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors?

I read much, especially in digital form, not only books but also articles. I like novels that make me have knowledge I didn’t have before. A knowledge that is also funny and makes me laugh when I get it. In that way, I have several favourite authors, not limited to Tanzanian authors: Shaaban Robert with his book ‘Kusadikika (To be believed)’ and Irene Ndauka. Irene Ndauka has written several books in Kiswahili concerning witchcraft. The way she explains how science in the darkness operates, motivated me to desire explaining the opposite: how science in the lightness works.

8: What book/s are you reading at present?

At the moment, I am reading Alien Attraction by Cara Bristol and Sub-human by David Simpson.

9: What is your favourite book and why?

My favourite book is Kusadikika (To be believed) by Shaaban Robert as it takes me to a strange environment where I can do tourism of its kind.

10: What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?

If that someone were in front of me now, I would say; if you have a story that you think it is interesting and people can get entertained or learn something from it, writing it should be inevitable. Without fearing how many people may read the resulted book. For, it is easy to document your interest but convincing other people to be interested in what you are interested in is so challenging.

11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work?  

Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/HarvestingAnger4Benefit

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarvestingB

About the Author:

Gabriel P. Nombo is an information technology (IT) professional. He is the author who engaged himself in part of what he has written. While struggling to dwell in local houses, the author had tenanted in more than eight houses in different regions of his country, starting from 2005 to 2010. During all this time, he kept on observing and admiring domestic relationship between tenants and landlords when they occupy and dwell in the same building. In January 2012, he published only part of his entire personal finding: ‘HASIRA ZA MPANGAJI (The Tenant’s Wrath)’. This work had only 112 pages and it included only 500 printed copies. He employed it to extract some more data from other houses that never lucked him tenancy. How?. He presented it to some academicians, mostly, higher learning institutions in several regions. Most of them got interested and took a copy of it.

In those regions, as he was also sighted marketing the novel tête-à-tête around the streets, he presented it to local people who became emotional to the title and exposed a lot of challenges they were facing. Numerous claims were either tenants’ maltreatment or landlord’s harsh behavior. This advantaged him to harvest more data and information on what the society faces when dwelling as tenants and landlords. By harnessing this experience, and, as much effort is now focused towards space exploration, extraterrestrial intelligence and space technology, the author was eager to share his thoughts on it. How? By building curiosity on how aliens might behave, when they grade themselves as tenants and landlords. This curiosity and many others, drove him insane. There was no way to cure it but, coming up with Outrageous Humans on Exoplanet.

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Release Blitz: ‘Loving Violet’ by Terri Anne Browning

Title: Loving Violet
Series: Rockers’ Legacy #4
Author: Terri Anne Browning
Genre: New Adult/Rocker Romance
Release Date: May 26, 2020

 

Blurb

“Even before you were born, we belonged to each other, Vi,” I reminded her, trying to fight the desperation to grab on to her and hold her, because I could feel her slipping away from me more and more with each beat of my heart. “You were in your mom’s belly, but I still felt you in my heart. It was as if there was this invisible cord connecting your heart to mine. I can’t see it, but I feel it. Every damn day. You are mine.”

“You’re right. I’ve always felt it too. I am yours. And you were supposed to be mine. We were supposed to be each other’s firsts, Luca. First kiss. First touch. First everything. We promised we would be each other’s firsts. ‘Firsts and lasts,’ that’s what you said. I remember it as clear as if it were yesterday. You swore that you would wait. That I was worth it. But you didn’t wait, did you, Luca? You gave all your firsts away to someone else.”

“I…” My throat closed up, making it impossible to speak, to tell her everything I needed to so I could fix this. Fix us and what I broke.

“You stole that from me, Luca.” Angry tears spilled from her eyes, and my heart shattered even more. “You gave away everything that was supposed to be mine. And you just expect me to be okay with that? I’ve waited my entire life to give you my firsts, but you have none to give to me.”

“I’m sorry,” I whispered, my voice choked with emotions I was afraid to lose control of. If I let the tears free that were burning my eyes, I might flood the world.

“Sorry? You’re sorry?” Her laugh was hard and final, causing me to flinch. “Yeah. So am I.”

“What does that mean?” My throat felt like I’d swallowed broken glass, and I was surprised I didn’t spray blood on her with each exhale.

“It means I’m done. You tossed away your firsts like they meant nothing. So mine are no longer yours.”

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Terri Anne Browning is a USA TODAY bestselling author. Being dyslexic, she never thought a career in writing would be possible, yet she has been on bestselling lists multiple times since 2013. Reese: A Safe Haven Novella was her first Indie published book. The Rocker Who Holds Me changed the tables and kicked off The Rocker… series featuring the sinfully delicious members of Demon’s Wings. The Rocker… Series is now complete with 12 books and the occasional novella. Other books by Terri Anne include the Angel’s Halo MC Series, as well as The Lucy & Harris Novella Series, The Vitucci Mafiosos Series, and The Tainted Knights Rocker Series.

Terri Anne lives in Virginia with her husband, their three demons—err, children–and a hyper Frenchie named Grunt.

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Book Blitz: ‘Come Join the Murder’ by Holly Rae Garcia

Title: Come Join the Murder

Author: Holly Rae Garcia

Publisher: Close To The Bone

Genre: Crime Thriller, Murder Mystery

 

About the Book:

“This is a novel I would read and reread and recommend to others. Fans of vigilante and desperado revenge will delight in this horror story.”Horror Tree.

Rebecca Crow’s four-year-old son is dead, and her husband is missing.

Divers find her husband’s car at the bottom of a canal with their son’s small, lifeless body, inside. The police have no suspects and nothing to go on but a passing mention of a man driving a van. Guilt and grief cloud Rebecca’s thoughts as she stumbles towards her only mission: Revenge.

James Porter knows exactly what happened to them, but he’ll do anything to keep it a secret.

James didn’t plan to kill Rebecca’s son, but he’s not too broken up about it, either. There are more important things for him to worry about. He needs money, and his increasing appetite for murder is catching the attention of a nosy detective.

 

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Holly Rae Garcia is a photographer and author. Her debut novel, Come Join the Murder, released in March of 2020 from Close to the Bone (UK). Her short fiction has been published online by Rue Scribe, The Bookends Review, Trembling With Fear, Siren’s Call, Australian Writer’s Center, and more. Her short work has also appeared in the “Haunted” and “Isolation” anthologies.

Holly lives on the Texas Coast with her family and five dogs.

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Author Interview: ‘Thief in the Castle’ by B. B. Morgan

About the Book:

The notorious Juniper Thimble is destined for execution. Caught stealing the king’s crown—in addition to her long list of crimes—she has only one way out. Juniper must survive the biggest, most deadly con of her life, commissioned by the king himself. Disguised as the crown prince’s lover, she is forced to protect him with her life…literally. Guarded by a surly squire, relentlessly attacked by demons, and surrounded by mysteriously disappearing servants, Juniper must dispatch the threat to the prince’s life before they find out who she really is.

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This title has been rated 17+, appropriate for older teens and adults, and contains:

  • Intense implied sex
  • Intense violence
  • Moderate language
  • Mild alcohol use
  • Child slavery

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Author Interview:

1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you in to writing?

I’m B. B. Morgan – fantasy author and casual nerd. I grew up in a small farming town in the American Midwest. I’ve always loved stories, and books offered a wider range of possibilities. Books didn’t have to worry about special effect budgets or bad acting. Anything could happen between the covers.

I started crafting what would become my first novel somewhere around my freshman year of high school. I didn’t know what I was doing until years later when I pushed myself to write that first draft. I self-published Devil’s Blood in 2016. (It wasn’t very good. I’m not being modest. It wasn’t ready to be published.) I learned a lot from the publishing process, and each consecutive book was better. (Each book was easier to write, too.)

I write to escape. Life sucks, but books make it better. I crave a sense of adventure – that sense of finding what’s over the next horizon. I crave a sense of wonder – the kind that comes from visiting fantastical places like Hogwarts or meeting Fae or dragons or elves. That’s why I write fantasy.

My latest book is Hard as Stone, a YA gaslight fantasy, the first in a trilogy. I am also the author of the Stars and Bones high fantasy series. The first book, Thief in the Castle, is out now. The second book, Mage in the Undercity, is hitting shelves this April. The third book, Dreams in the Snow, is slated for 2021. Both series are published with Authors 4 Authors Publishing.

2: Do you have a favourite time and place where you write?

I have two part-time day jobs that keep me busy. My writing time is narrow, but I find the morning the most beneficial – a fresh cup of coffee, sunshine, a whole day ahead of me. I have a desk in a corner where I do all my work. It’s cluttered, and my chair is too big for the space, but it’s my space. Sometimes my dog, Suz, will join me.

3: Where do your ideas come from?

I imagine that mythical place as a golf course. Fairies are playing golf a bit haphazardly, and every once in a while one of the balls goes way off and hits an author in the head. The golf ball is magic so it explodes into fairy dust on impact. If an author is lucky enough to inhale some of that dust, they get an idea for a new story.

Or, that’s what I think happens.

4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?

Through the process of writing those first few novels and starting about twenty that went nowhere, I learned that I write best when I have a clear endgame. When the idea for a story strikes, I write it down (Google doc or Word). I add to that idea over time – character notes, world notes, plot, etc. For Stars and Bones: Thief in the Castle, I had a Google Doc of around ten thousand words before I started the rough draft.

Before I start any draft, I need an outline. It might be a rough outline, but I need a clear endgame. I need to know where my story is going to end and where my characters are going to end up. That way I can steer the story toward that goal, making sure there is character development to back up the plot.

5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?

Fantasy. Hands down. I didn’t read a lot in grade school or high school, but the books I felt most drawn to were fantasy. Magic. Dragons. Wizards. Superheroes. The shows and moves I watched were mostly fantasy. Fantasy, to me, is the ultimate escape. I can go into an entirely different world where the problems of our world don’t exist. Sure, problems exist in this new world, but I know they’ll be resolved by the end.

The first books I remember reading on my own volition were the Harry Potter books, most notably the Chamber of Secrets. I didn’t know books that long could be that cool. I was aborded. I wanted to read. I wanted the next book. I craved to know more of the story.

The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas had the same effect. I DEVOURED the first five books in the series within a week and a half, and that series gave me the kick I needed to finish my own high fantasy, Stars and Bones.

6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?

I’m not up on who’s who in Hollywood. I know there are plenty of actors waiting and deserving of a big break. I’d love undiscovered actors to be cast.

7: Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors?

I read constantly. I always have a book – sometimes three. I love Sarah J. Maas; I will read anything she writes. My favorite authors include Holly Black, V. E. Schwab, Stephanie Garber, Leigh Bardugo, and Rebecca Ross.

8: What book/s are you reading at present?

I’m currently reading House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig; Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo; and The Heart Between Kingdoms by Mary Dublins.

9: What is your favourite book and why?

This is a hard question. I want to say Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets because it’s the first book I stayed up to read, but I also want to say Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. I also want to say Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo.

Uh, I pick all three. Because I couldn’t put them down. They enthralled my imagination in a way that few books do. They inspired me. They kept me up at night because I would rather read than sleep.

10: What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?

Never give up. There is so much that goes into writing a book, publishing a book, and marketing a book. It is a commitment. I don’t want to scare aspiring writers away from their dream, but I don’t want them to have misconceptions and unrealistic expectations. Don’t compare yourself to the mega-bestsellers. Odds are, you won’t sell enough to quite your day job. Few authors do. It is easy to be discouraged, but you can’t give up.

11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work?  

I’m on Twitter more than I should be – @BBMorgan_W

I’m also begrudgingly on Facebook – www.facebook.com/BBMorganBooks

And I can be found on my website, www.bbmorgan.com

 

About the Author:

B. B. Morgan lives in southern Illinois. She loves the country, but she hates bugs. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s playing video games or D&D. Morgan is a hopeless romantic, steadfast optimist, casual nerd, and caffeine addict. She often plays her music (a mix of classic rock and pop) too loud and drives too slow. She is the author of the Devil’s Blood series and Caroline Eversole and the Gilded Gauntlet.

 

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