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5 Minutes with Greg Ballan

In 5 Minutes, Greg Ballan on April 19, 2010 at 9:00 am

Author Bio:

Greg Ballan is a graduate of Northeastern University holding Bachelor’s degrees in Marketing and Management. He lives in Hopedale with his patient, tolerant and sometimes bewildered wife, Teresa and his three children: Tom, Rachel and Christie. Greg enjoys several outdoor activities such as hiking, archery and shooting. When he’s not working his full time job as a Financial Analyst or getting lost in some unknown woodlands, he’s crunched over his laptop putting his warped imagination into words or penning a column about politics, hunting humor or his latest tale about avoiding house work and yard work.

Rayna: What project are you currently working on? (C’mon, give us a hint!) Right now I’m working the final edits on Hybrid: Forced Vengeance with Lachesis Publishing.  The book is due out Feb-March 2010 timeframe.  My current project is Lost Sons of Atlantis.  Lost Sons is pretty much a character study of two immortals; one bent on conquest and one simply wishing to find happiness and belonging in mortal society.   The novel is Sci-Fi/Adventure (My favorite genre.)

Rayna: What is your favorite snack? Tostitos Con Queso dip with pretzels and RC Cola.  I’ve been known to imbibe Oreos under extreme social pressure.

Rayna: I have heard from numerous authors that chocolate is the staple of their diet. Is it in yours? Reisin Chocolate chews… I have to eat the whole bag one after another.  Chocolate is a stress food / guilty pleasure for me.

Rayna: Will electronic readers ever take the place of the humble paperback? I hope not.  There’s something intimate and personal about a paperback.  I like holding a book and the sensation of flipping through the pages.  The best part of going to a bookstore is being able to browse the covers and peek at a few pages of a new release or something that just tickles my fancy.  I can’t see dong that in a store full of Kindles.

Rayna: If you could be one of your characters – Who would you be?  And why? The main character in my current project, Duncan Kord has been alive forever 10,000 years and will continue to exist long beyond that.  I’d love to have lived through history and see the epic turns of mankind.  I believe written history is biased.  It’s been said that history is written by the victor not the vanquished.  The Greeks eradicated much of Egyptian historical records and the Romans rewrote much of Greek history.  I don’t believe there’s an actual account of what has occurred throughout history… just somebody’s biased interpretation

Rayna: Who or what influences you when you write? This would definitely be a who.  My favorite author is David Eddings.  I can read his books over and over again.  Rereading one of his novels is like sitting down with old friends and catching up.   I love his style and his descriptive passages; he paints a powerful image with words. 

Rayna: When you have writer’s block how do you break free? When I lose that creative flow on a project I put it down for awhile and start something totally different as a diversion.  I remember while writing Forced Vengeance when I’d it a rough patch I’d write a political blog or column for a site or work out on the heavy bag for an hour or so to simply let loose and “de-stress”.   Sometimes I find, with writers block, it’s easier to work around it than try to work through it.  Just my opinion.

Rayna: Who is your perfect hero?  And why? My father, hands down; and this was a recent revelation.  I didn’t understand my dad when I was growing up, I mean, he was always there offering help and guidance but I never understood why he never went anywhere why he was always more concerned about us than himself.  Now I’m a father with kids of my own, a home and the same responsibilities.  I don’t know how he kept it all together, especially having me for a son (poor man).  I can now understand the selflessness and sacrifice but he always did it with a smile and never complained about what he was missing or giving up.  If I can be half the man my father was I’ll have accomplished something.  And I’m smart enough to know I’m not there yet.

Rayna: What do you do for inspiration? Dreams,   some of my best ideas have come from crazy dreams I’ve had… truth be told my two short stories were spun from fragments of a nightmares  I had several years ago.  Also walking alone in the woods.  The woods in my hometown are directly responsible for the creation of Hybrid and Hybrid: Forced Vengeance.

Rayna: Is there a genre of book you would like to write but haven’t yet? Yes.  I’ve always wanted to try and write a romance novel.  Something every woman would have by their bedside and highlight passages to give to their friends.  I actually started a project and it turned into Sci-Fi after fifteen pages.  I admire people who can write in this genre.  Romance and comedy are tough.

Rayna: What kind of research do you do for your books?  Do you enjoy the research process? Research thy name is Google.  I used Google extensively to research all the periods of history over the last 100 centuries for my current work in progress.

Rayna: What is your favorite movie of all time?  The one where you can watch it and still get affected at the same spots each and every time? The 13th Warrior.  I never, ever get tired of that movie.  I love to recite the Viking chant they all say as they’re being charged during the final battle.  It’s my favorite scene of any movie.   I’d like to think I’d face my oblivion like they did… eyes wide open and ready to go down swinging.

Rayna: Who would you want to be tied/handcuffed to for 24hours? Easy.  My wife, Teresa, with no children home

Rayna: What is your favorite way to relax after a hard day working and writing? Working out on the heavy bag; it’s the ultimate way to relieve stress plus the heavy bad doesn’t hit back.  If I want some alone ‘vegetable’ time I grab some RC or Coke and snack food and watch the Sci-Fi channel all day by myself on the large flat screen television.

Rayna: What is the one era you would love to go visit and why? I’d like to go back to the frontier days and be a Mountain Man like Jeremiah Johnson; no television, no video games and no telephones and no office work.  It was a much simpler age with no technological complications.

Rayna: Have you ever faked sick? No… I’d like to think of a more imaginative way to get out of doing something… not that my attempt ever work but I do try.

Rayna: Do you believe in love at first sight? That’s how I met my wife.  It probably wasn’t the same for her.  It takes time for me to grow on people. I’m kind of like a human fungus, once I’m around it’s awfully hard to get rid of me.

Rayna: What is your perfect pizza? Thin crust Papa Ginos pepperoni and pineapple. 

Rayna: Do you have a celebrity crush? No, most celebrities frighten me.  They’re scarier than some of the creepy stuff I’ve created.

Rayna: Out of all your books, do you have a favorite one?  If not, then which one is closest to. Yes, Hybrid because my son, Thomas was such a big part of encouraging me to attempt to write a full length novel.  He’d proof read chapters, tell me if something was good, not so good or just plain stunk.  He is my biggest fan and best critic.  I would not have ever made it as far as I have writing if not for his encouragement.

Rayna: What character out of all your books is the closest to your personality? Erik Knight; moody at times and takes himself way too seriously.

Rayna: Have you ever been nervous over reader reaction when a new book comes out? Hell yeah!!!  I want my work to grab people and take them on a rollercoaster ride or make them stop and really think about something.  Writing is such a personal expression of one’s inner self that I’d feel personally rejected if a work comes out and isn’t well received.  It would mean that I’ve failed, somehow, to communicate my idea or story. 

Rayna: How much does reader response mean to you over your books? I LOVE hearing from people who’ve read my work… both good and bad despite what I said above.  I can only grow as a writer if somebody tells me what I did wrong or what he/she didn’t like.  I learned early on from seasoned authors, James McDonald and Ed Williams; you have to have a thick skin in this business.

Rayna: What do you hope readers get from your books after they read them? A sense that they’ve just been on a fantastic adventure the sense of fulfillment that usually accompanies completing such a thing.

Rayna: Who is your favorite author? David Eddings

Rayna: What is the weirdest thing a reviewer has ever said about one of your books? A reviewer, after reading Hybrid, said  “This book makes me wonder what this author does in his spare time.”

Rayna: What is the nicest thing a reviewer has ever said about one of your books? “Can’t wait for the sequel.”

Rayna: Do you have a bucket list? If so, what are 2 things on it? Bow Hunt in Alaska, see the Great Wall of China and help, my wife, Teresa, complete the three things on her list. (Yeah I know that’s three.)

Rayna: What is your favorite color besides YELLOW? Black

Rayna: Boxers or briefs? Briefs

Rayna: Red Pill or Blue Pill? Excedrin Migraine is my pill of choice.

Thank you Greg for a great interview. Greg’s book can be found at eReader.com

Latest release:

Hybrid

ERIK KNIGHT, a small time private investigator, always knew he was different from everybody else. Keener senses, heightened awareness and an enhanced physical strength that could be called upon by his sheer will. Erik becomes involved with a team of high profile investigators and local police trying to locate a girl who was kidnapped in the middle of a playground amongst dozens of adults and children. None of the adults saw anything and what the children claim to have seen is too farfetched to be believed. The search evolves into a full-scale manhunt into the dark and desolate woodlands of the Hopedale Mountain. After a lethal encounter and a fatality, Erik, the investigators and police realize that what they’re dealing with isn’t a man and possibly isn’t of this world. What they’re dealing with is a sentient evil that has an appetite for young children.

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One Night in Boston by Allie Boniface

In Allie Boniface on April 17, 2010 at 8:41 am

ONE NIGHT IN BOSTON
by Allie Boniface
ISBN: 1-59998-536-5
Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Can anything really change in 24 hours? Can everything?

Maggie Doyle is about to lose her home, her business, and her last grip on sanity unless she comes up with fifteen thousand dollars to pay off the bank. Her only option? Forget the pain of one life-altering night, find the stepbrother she hasn’t spoken to in years and ask him for help.

Everything in Jack Major’s life is going according to plan. He’s rich, powerful, and about to marry Boston’s most successful attorney. There’s just one problem: he can’t seem to forget his first love, the one who left him in college after a whirlwind trip to Vegas with a secret she couldn’t trust him to keep.

When Maggie and Jack meet up at a high-profile charity ball, past collides with present and the sparks fly. But is it too late for a first love to ignite again? And if Maggie reveals the reason she left Jack all those years ago, will he be able to forgive her?

A single night in Boston takes Maggie and Jack from the glittering lights of the ballroom to the windswept city streets and back through the years to relive old memories. Will morning light bring new hope for their future together? Or are some secrets too deep to ever truly overcome?

This was a hard read, not a “can’t get through it” read but a “it was so sad and depressing in the beginning I didn’t think anything else could crap on her” read; I was so tearful on some pages. I didn’t think I could take to much more depressing stuff.

Other than the beginning mood, I really loved the characters. They were flawed, had baggage and they grew within the story; It added substance to the book and made it a nice well rounded story. The novel was overall, was good. It seemed to cut-off at the end though. I felt there could have been more added. I enjoyed it and will continue to follow this new to me author.

5 Minutes with Steve Shrewsbury

In 5 Minutes, General on April 16, 2010 at 8:09 pm

STEVEN L. SHREWSBURY, 36, creator of Dack Shannon and the Majestic Universe, is the author of nearly 325 tales online or in print. He has three novels out from small publishers: Nocturnal Vacations, summer of 02 by Publish America; His second book, Depths of Savagery, an eBook, May 03 from Double Dragon Publishing; Bulletproof Soul, was released at Christmas 03 from Black Death Books. His epic barbarian novel Godforsaken will be release by Behler Publications soon, as will Stronger Than Death from Black Death Books. He has appeared in many anthologies, most recently Deathgrip: Legacy of Terror from Hellbound books; Blackest Death-Vol I from BDB; the high fantasy epic Grimoire De Solace from iUniverse, the hardback Cemetery Poets, Scary, Atrocitas Aqua from DDP; He will soon have tales in paperback anthologies Kings of the Night, Ghostbreakers, and Adventurous from Cyber-Pulp. More of his work will soon appear in GRIMOIRE II-POISONED PENS, REALITY CHECK,FREAKY FRIGHTS, ENTER THE REALM and BLACKEST DEATH II.

5 Minutes with Steven Shrewsbury

Rayna: What project are you currently working on? (C’mon, give us a hint!)

The third draft of a fantasy epic and a horror western that’s sort of out of control.

Rayna: What is your favorite snack?

Pretzels

I have heard from numerous authors that chocolate is the staple of their diet. Is it in yours?

Not so much the older I get.

Rayna: Will electronic readers ever take the place of the humble paperback?

I hope not. There’s something about holding a book, for me, anyways…

Rayna: If you could be one of your characters – Who would you be?  And why?

Erik Bedlam, the Viking Beserker. He’s strong and doesn’t have to be polite.

Rayna: Who or what influences you when you write?

The spirit of Robert E. Howard grabs my shoulders. Oft times, he screams. Certain songs do it as well.

Rayna: When you have writer’s block how do you break free?

Listening to my fave older music, Johnny Cash, Black Sabbath, Hank Williams III, Megadeth…lots of coffee and watching Monty Python.

Rayna: Who is your perfect hero?  And why?

Doctor Who because he can be different people for his life ala the regenerations, he isn’t perfect and never gives up. Of ones I’ve created, Dack Shannon, the albino former government killer, because he’s also flawed, but a lot more violent than the good Doctor.

Rayna: What do you do for inspiration?

Naughty stuff, but frankly, reading and experiencing life gives me plenty of inspiration for new tales.

Rayna: Is there a genre of book you would like to write but haven’t yet?

Barbarian romance. I do have an idea for it.

Rayna: What kind of research do you do for your books?  Do you enjoy the research process?

Things I’ve read over time usually accumulate into an idea, but I return to resource materials to make sure the facts are correct. There are certain topics I read about extensively to nail down the simple things. Yeah, it’s fun to learn new things and apply them.

Rayna: What is your favorite movie of all time?  The one where you can watch it and still get affected at the same spots each and every time?

THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES or THE GODFATHER.

Rayna: Who would you want to be tied/handcuffed to for 24hours?

Barbara Steisand. I’d make her sing the blues.

Rayna: What is your favorite way to relax after a hard day working and writing?

Watching DVRs of History channel stuff, Doctor Who or WHOSE LINE while drinking Cap. Morgan & coke.

Rayna: What is the one era you would love to go visit and why?

Ancient Germany and go hunting.

Rayna: Have you ever faked sick?

Sure, Countless times. Sometimes, with a good reason.

Rayna: Do you believe in love at first sight?

Yes.

Rayna: What is your perfect pizza?

A thin crust Chicago style Alfredo.

Rayna:  Do you have a celebrity crush?

I’m pretty fond of Mark Calloway, the Undertaker on WWE wrestling (har har), but seriously, I’ve always had it bad for Raquel Welch. Still do, even if she’s 90% plastic nowadays.

Rayna: If you could change your name, what would you change it to?

Ethan Alexander. I always liked that. Or maybe Hank Hill.

Rayna: Out of all your books, do you have a favorite one?  If not, then which one is closest to.

An epic I’m not completely through with yet is the one I adore. Maybe HELL BILLY, which is unpubbed…

Rayna: What character out of all your books is the closest to your personality?

Andrew White in HAWG. I think we put a little of ourselves in certain characters. I’m no where near as tough or noble as John Kern is in TORMENTOR, nor the drunk Sam Stuart is in STRONGER THAN DEATH, or the smart elic butcher Joel Stuart is in BAD MAGICK.

Have you ever been nervous over reader reaction when a new book comes out?

Not yet.

Rayna: How much does reader response mean to you over your books?

When folks have talked to me and enjoyed them, it really does make one’s day. Even the folks who say one is okay and I could do better, that is helpful, too.

Rayna: What do you hope readers get from your books after they read them?

An entertaining time, and a story & images in their head they cannot get rid of easily. Hopefully, a desire to read more by the author.

Rayna: If you could make a movie of any one of your books which one would you choose and who would you cast at the h/h?

Kane as the monster in HAWG; Maybe William Golden from the Oak Ridge Boys as Joel Stuart in BAD MAGICK.

Rayna: Who is your favorite author?

Robert. E. Howard.

Rayna: What is the weirdest thing a reviewer has ever said about one of your books?

After reading HAWG, someone wondered if I had a girl in my basement.

Rayna: What is the nicest thing a reviewer has ever said about one of your books?

The storytelling reminded them of Howard, somewhat.

Rayna: Do you have a bucket list? If so, what are 2 things on it?

No, but I’d love to visit Texas and I’d like to go to Alaska.

Rayna: What is your favorite color besides YELLOW?

(Yellow?) Black.

Rayna: Boxers or briefs?

Boxers

Rayna: Red Pill or Blue Pill?

No pills.

Backlist of Steven Shrewsbury:

Fiction (Horror)

Benediction to the Mongrels
Blood to Burn
Incident at the Home of Heavenly Wakes
Revolting Developments
Stalker from the Shadows

Fiction (Barbarian/High Fantasy)

Legion In A Bottle
Nirvana or Bust

Fiction (Sci-Fi)

Torrid Zone of Ebony
Wicked World

Fiction (Suspense/Mystery)

Even the Gods Must Die

Casanova’s Last Conquest
Waking Hours in Hell
Will Power

Fiction (Dack Shannon)

Bloodbath in Purgatory
Cocaine Cowboys
Triggerman, Part I
Triggerman, Part II
Triggerman, Part III

Fiction (Thor Alexander)

Heart of Gold
Brutal

Fiction (Elijah Blackthorn)

Annihilation of an Epoch
Generation Clash

Fiction (August MaKallum)

Regarding Ghouls

Fiction (Quick Fics)

Black Helicopter
Irrevocable Separation
Parting Shot
Unfairest of Them All

Fiction (written with Jessica Cargill)

Judging the Dead Goshen
Valhalla, Texas

5 Minutes with Catherine Ann Collins

In 5 Minutes, Catherine Anne Collins on April 16, 2010 at 9:04 am

Author Bio

Catherine is living her life-long dream on a 50 acre farm in Ontario where she and her husband recently moved.  Between playing with her ever growing menagerie of barnyard animals and helping her husband run their martial arts dojo, she finds time to write.  Other interests include traditional archery, walking in the woods, photography and reading.

Find her books and photos of her animals (and husband) on her website:
www.catherineannecollins.com

Rayna: What project are you currently working on? (C’mon, give us a hint!)

I’ll tell all. I have no secrets. J Truth is that I have about 3 half-finished manuscripts, but the one I’m currently contracted for is called A Witch’s Legacy. It’s a sequel to my recently published book, A Witch’s Lament. The story takes place in Salem, Ma. and deals with the Salem witch trials, past and present. Between ancient curses, sacrificial rituals, magic knives, and an age-old journal, there manages to be some time for romance between the sexy cop and gorgeous newcomer to town.

Rayna: I have heard from numerous authors that chocolate is the staple of their diet. Is it in yours?

Oh, gosh. I love chocolate. Dark chocolate is the best. My problem is that I used to work in a chocolate store—the kind of place that charges $1.50 for a single truffle—and all that good chocolate spoiled me. It’s not as easy to settle for the less expensive stuff now.  Whether it’s the staple of my diet or not? The answer would have to be no. My favourite food, the one I couldn’t do without, is cheese. Extra old cheddar mainly, but I love pretty much anything if it’s cheese. So, if it came down to a choice between cheese and chocolate—I could live without chocolate but I couldn’t live without cheese.

Rayna: What do you do for inspiration?

My morning meditation. But it’s a different kind of meditation than most people probably do. I get up every morning and go down to my barn to take care of my herd of goats. There’s nothing better than the still of early morning and sounds of nature waking up. Between warm sun rises, eerie mist that covers fields and swirls around split rail fencing, or gently falling snow…mornings are never the same. Each one is relaxing and invigorating in its own way. Even better than all that is the goats. They are so happy to see me and they let me know with a lot of love and affection. They are sociable, affectionate and absolutely hilarious to watch when they play.  It’s a great way to get myself into the right state of mind for the day.

Rayna: What kind of research do you do for your books?  Do you enjoy the research process?

I love researching my books and have to watch that I don’t get so caught up that I forget to write.  If I use a real town or city, I try to remain true to that place. In my first book, Sword Across Time, I set some of the story in England at the Glastonbury Tor. One of the people who read the book told me he’d just come back from the Tor and when he read my book, felt as if he was back there again. Now, I’ve never been to the Tor, but I managed to get as close as possible with the internet. I did go to Salem, Ma. in order to research A Witch’s Lament, and have to admit I like the up-close research technique. I think my next book should be set in a sunny location with a sandy beach.

Rayna: What is your favorite movie of all time?  The one where you can watch it and still get affected at the same spots each and every time?

That’s an easy one. The Lord of the Rings. No movie stimulates or motivates me as much as LOTR. My husband bought me the extended versions and I watch them a couple of times a year. I love the scenery and music. Because I do both, I enjoy watching the sword and archery techniques. The basic concepts of loyalty, honour, and commitment are seen little enough these days, yet abound in this movie. Definitely my favourite.

Rayna: Do you believe in love at first sight?

It happened to me, so I have to believe.

Rayna: Do you have a celebrity crush?

Sure, doesn’t everyone? Gerard Butler and Viggo Mortensen.

Rayna: Have you ever been nervous over reader reaction when a new book comes out?

Always.  I worry about what the reviewers and the readers think. But I’m getting better about it. It’s kind of like when I first started submitting my manuscripts and getting all kinds of rejections. Each one of them cut me deep and I worried and fretted over every word. Eventually, as my confidence in my writing grew and I realized that every opinion offered by these agents and publishers could be very contradictory, I began to be able to look at the rejections objectively. With reader and reviewer opinions, I know that not everyone who reads my books is going to enjoy them and I’m getting better at dealing with that.  I believe in my writing and with each book I write, my skills improve.  So, I write what I like and if someone doesn’t like it, that’s okay. At least, that’s what I tell myself.

Rayna: What is the weirdest thing a reviewer has ever said about one of your books?

I can’t think of anything weird a reviewer said, but I did receive a strange rejection letter from a publisher that I had to read a few times to make sure I understood it correctly. I can’t remember the exact wording, but it was something like this. “Your writing potential far exceeds our publishing abilities.” Duh! Really, what does that mean?  I think it’s a good thing, but, who knows.

Rayna: Boxers or briefs?

Neither.

Rayna: Red Pill or Blue Pill?

Yikes! Reality or fantasy? I’m a Capricorn, therefore a very logical person, yet I write fantasy. Tough choice. Good thing I don’t have to decide.

Thank you Catherine for this enlightening interview. You can find her at Fictionwise ebooks, Amazon and Wings Press

Her lastest releases:

The Crystal of Light

Beyond the world of man, such places exist that we can only dream of them in our wildest imagining. The realm of faerie is such a place. Created from necessity when Avalon disappeared into the mists of time, the faerie realm is the last vestige of a civilization tracing their roots back to the tragic isle of Atlantis.

Ruled by an uncertain king, weakened by rampant interbreeding, and threatened by a vindictive goblin bent on claiming the throne he believes to be his, the realm of faerie is in danger of extinction or destruction. It will take the powers of ancient bloodlines, a crystal, and the realization of abilities and personal growth to save this magical world.

Read an excerpt

A Witch’s Lament

When Skye Temple buys a historic house in Salem, Massachusetts, the witch capital of the world, she ignites events that began centuries ago during the witch trials.  Salem’s bloody history unfolds with her discovery of ancestral diaries, the murders of local girls, and her attraction to Jerome Phips.

A local police officer, Jerome has returned to Salem vowing to uncover the truth of his mother’s disappearance during a ritual gone horribly wrong 30 years ago.  His suspicion of Skye and her family’s history keeps tension between them high.

Burdened with the birth-task of the Goods to keep an ancient knife protected, Skye gains a new understanding of her powers, while the need to avenge his mother’s death drives Jerome.  Past and present collide in a final ritual between evil, love, and honor.

Sword Across Time: A curse, A sword, A legend reborn

When the legendary realm of Avalon disappears into the mist, it leaves behind a powerful and dangerous legacy. A legacy of curses invoked in the heat of anger and passion. Over the centuries the words have faded to a mere whisper, yet their power remains strong and deadly. Now, the descendants of Merlin the Magician and the Lady of the Lake must deal with the repercussions of long ago betrayals.

The danger ensues when Gavin and Tamara discover journals written by their ancestors and embark on a search for the truth. Thrust together by Fate and caught in circumstances beyond their control, the two find themselves attracted to, yet frustrated by, each other.

The Dark Lady, Morganna, half-sister to King Arthur, seeks to destroy Merlin and the Lady of the Lake forever by claiming Sword Excalibur’s powerful forces for herself. Unaware that a blood sacrifice is needed to activate the power of the sword, Gavin and Tamara find themselves in a race against evil in order to defeat Morganna—and save themselves.

Naughty T-shirts are here!!!

In General, Promo on April 15, 2010 at 3:09 pm

I got the T-shirts for RT printed and ready to give out for those that go to the RT Party we are giving. Wanna See?

OMG aren’t they cute. If you miss your chance to get one free from RT I can sell them though out the year for $10.00 each.

Right now I have them in Medium all the way to XL. Door Hangers are coming next. Stay tuned.

Update>>>

I nixed the door hangers sorry, but I will work on them for outside RT. And when they are done they will have a place on the site if you want them. Now off to squeeze money for a rock…

5 Minutes with Tony Paul de Vissage

In 5 Minutes, Horror on April 12, 2010 at 7:48 am

Dark God Descending by Tony-Paul de Vissage {Sam’s Dot Publishing}
James Tucker Upchurch is a graduate student, studying the past but living very much in the present. Semris is a demon, the son of a god, and his life has been the same for millennia.
For five thousand years, the displaced Dark Lords of Hell have maintained a peaceful and bloodless reign over the Mayan city of Nikte-Uaxac. In the outside world, while civilizations rise and fall, the winged demons and their subjects remain untouched, until Twenty-first Century strangers appear and steal their most precious possession–the Emperor himself.
Tuck never expected to lose his girl to a demon or get near-immortality in exchange and Semris never thought he’d experience mortal love, but when the two meet, not only their own lives but those of their friends and families will also be changed, as well as the world in which Semris dwells.
“…a new source for vampire lore which previously has been untapped. The story of a demon’s introduction to the Modern World and his evolution is entertaining as well as thought-provoking…and demands a sequel.”
Linda Nightingale, author of Black Swan

Rayna: What project are you currently working on? (C’mon, give us a hint!)

I recently signed a contract with Red Rose Press for a vampire series called The Second Species. It concerns a people who are another branch of Man’s evolutionary tree and because of their differences, which can now be explained away in scientific and medical terms, they became the basis of the vampire legend.  I’m working on the third book in the series at present, in which I bring my family of vampires from London to the Big Easy, my spiritual home.

Rayna: What is your favorite snack?

Anything edible!  Being a Southerner, I’d have to say fried chicken and mashed potatoes with gravy and biscuits—something I eat only occasionally else I’d looked like a walking tub.  I’m not a tall person.  I’d like to be about five inches taller!  I also like ice cream with fresh peaches and that Southern delicacy—boiled peanuts. (Do I hear groans from the readers?)

Rayna: I have heard from numerous authors that chocolate is the staple of their diet. Is it in yours?

I used to eat Snickers bars as if I owned stock in the company!  Unfortunately, I now have to limit my intake of chocolate, also coffee, and tea because I have a caffeine intolerance.  I found that out the hard way—I used to drink a pot of coffee a day while writing, and once stayed awake for three days.  I use that in the Second Species, though in a different way.  Caffeine acts as an aphrodesiac on my vampires!

Rayna: Will electronic readers ever take the place of the humble paperback?

I hope not but I expect so.  I use a PDA for reading when I have to go somewhat and expect to have a long wait, or when I’m flying (by plane, I mean.)  But there’s something about holding a real book that just can’t be beat.

Rayna: Who or what influences you when you write?

Anything and everything can be an influence on a story—an off-hand remark, something I’ve seen, something I’ve read, a dream (Oui, I wrote a novel from a dream once)…it all goes in the manuscript.

Rayna: When you have writer’s block how do you break free?

I have had a form of writer’s block for over three years now and still haven’t broken completely free so I have no answer. It followed a personal tragedy which I won’t go into.  Before then, I couldn’t wait to get to the keyboard, but now, I will find any and every excuse I can not to sit down and type.  It’s an effort just to complete this interview. Je fais des excuses—I apologise.

Rayna: Is there a genre of book you would like to write but haven’t yet?

I have an idea for a fictional biography of Vlad Tepes, the original Dracula.  As far as I know, there have been few stories written about him which don’t end with him turning into a vampire, even the so-called historical ones do that.  I hope to one day write about his real life, his defense of Transylvania and how he’s considered a national hero in Romania.  Absolutely no vampires involved or mentioned.

Rayna: What kind of research do you do for your books?  Do you enjoy the research process?

I’ve an extensive library, and access to the Internet.  I like to read, so research isn’t a problem.  I try to be as thorough as possible when I do research, however.

Rayna: What is your favorite movie of all time?  The one where you can watch it and still get affected at the same spots each and every time?

I’d have to say Gone with the Wind. I come from an old Southern family and believe it or not, I can see my aunts, uncles, and cousins depicted in that film, as well as some of the customs which were still present in the South when I was growing up.  I also personally knew Susan Myrick, the lady who was the dialogue coach for the movie who was from my home town.

Rayna: What is your favorite way to relax after a hard day working and writing?

I laugh at this question and you will laugh at my answer:  I read a book!

Rayna: What is your perfect pizza?

One with everything but beef.  I don’t eat beef because of Le Mad Cow Disease. I’ve been told there is no cause to worry here in the US, but I do worry, that if there’s one loose prion out there, it’s just waiting in get into my brain!

Rayna: Do you have a celebrity crush?

Mais non. I’ve often fantasized about meeting a celebrity and, other than blathering on about how much I liked their latest movie and thinking they’d probably be bored to death from hearing that, I realized I’d have nothing to say.

Rayna: If you could change your name, what would you change it to?

When I was  at university, people would call me “Tony Savage” for some odd reason.  If I were to change mon nom, I’d change it to “Tony Savage,”since some still insist to this day on calling me that.

Rayna: Out of all your books, do you have a favorite one?  If not, then which one is closest to your heart.

At present, I have only one book in print, though I just signed a contract for a series, as mentioned above.  And the third book in the series, tentatively titled Shadow Passion, is my favorite, especially how it relates to Marek’s misadaventures in love..

Rayna: What character out of all your books is the closest to your personality?

I’m afraid I’d have to say Semris in Dark God Descending.  Semris is a babe in the woods where the mortal word is concerned and he has to rely on humans to help him.  I’ve been forced many times in my life to rely on others because of my own inadequacies. Or illnesses  He’s curious, somewhat naïve, but has a great sense of honor, duty, and integrity..  Unfortunately, so do I,.  I say “unfortunately” because sometimes my sense of what’s right and wrong has caused me to lose things I wanted, but I did it because it was the right thing to do.  And I’ve never regretted that.

Rayna: How much does reader response mean to you over your books?

I personally like to hear from a reader, both pros and cons.  I want to know if they like a character or are interested enough in them to want a sequel.  If I don’t know what they like and dislike, how am I going to write something they want?

Rayna: What do you hope readers get from your books after they read them?

Some kind of emotional reaction:  “Wow, what a ride!  or “I’m so glad it turned out like it did.,” or even “I hated it because I didn’t want so-and-so to do what he did.”

Rayna: If you could make a movie of any one of your books which one would you choose and who would you cast at the h/h?

I would have to choose Shadow Lord, and I’d have Tom Welling as Marek.  He’s a little bit young for the part now but by the time they got through with the script, I imagine he’d have aged into the part.

Rayna: Who is your favorite author?

A toss-up between JD Robb and Jim Butcher.  They both write stories which are hard-hitting and gritty, each in their own way.

Rayna: What is the nicest thing a reviewer has ever said about one of your books?

Someone wrote me recently that she had to make herself put it down so she could get some sleep.  I would rather she had said she put it down and then couldn’t get to sleep, however!

Rayna: What is your favorite color besides YELLOW?

A rich, dark crimson burgundy.

Rayna: Boxers or briefs?

Neither

Rayna: Red Pill or Blue Pill?

Who takes pills?

May I thank you for allowing me this time to express my thoughts.  I hope they haven’t been too outré or conversely, too mondain.

RT 2010 accommodation Sneek Peek

In General on April 11, 2010 at 7:19 pm

So RT will be in Columbus Ohio this year. It’s about 2.5 hours away from me, I live in Toledo, Ohio. So I took a day trip to see what we were in for. My mission to look at the bars and atmosphere to check out the eating establisments and to talk to the staff and hear about the snafoo that RT has had so far.  What I found was alot more than I bargined or paid for.

The situation as I heard it was that RT is over booked in the Hyatt and they Hyatt’s overflow goes out to the Crowne Plaza and/or the Drury. Until you have a confirmation you don’t have a room. A lot of people will be finding this out when they go to check in that they have been moved. I got a hospitality suite and hopefully I won’t be moved again. So from what I ‘heard’ the party is still on in our room. Midnight Margaritas on Wednesday and Un-birthday party/ WTH party on Saturday before that other thing we have to go to at night. Maybe we’ll have one on Tuesday night but I have to ask my roomies.

The people are nice. The front desk clerk was clearly a fan of romance and really wanted to come to a midnight margarita party so I invited her.

The bar is in the middle of everything, literally. In. The. Middle of the hotel.

The Crowne Plaza is across the street and the Drury is on the right side of the Hyatt, all three are connected via glass walkways and stuff. There is plenty to do if you go a few block north to West Gay street. All the shopping and eateries are along that area. If you go South you will find art galleries and more bars. I think more of the night life will be on Gay St though.

No malls to think of but there is a bit of shopping in the food court if you need luggage and stuff. UPS is also in the common area to help support getting your books home.

The Food court is just like it sounds BUNCHES of different fast food and an Ice cream parlor. Max and Erma’s is across the street and there is also a cafe in the Hyatt. I don’t know about the others I never checked them. Sorry I was rather worn out.

5 Minutes with Penelope Marzec

In 5 Minutes, Penelope Marzec on April 9, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Bio:

Penelope Marzec started reading romances at a young age even though her mother told her they would ruin her mind, which they did. She became hopelessly hooked on happy endings. She is a member of the New Jersey Romance Writers, the Liberty States Writers Fiction Writers and EPIC. Winning the EPPIE award twice for inspirational fiction, she was a finalist as well with The Keeper’s Promise. Her paranormal, Irons In The Fire, was a nominee for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award.

5 Minutes with Penelope Marzec

Rayna: What project are you currently working on?  (C’mon, give us a hint!)

I finished and recently signed a contract for The Fiend of White Buck Hall.  It will be released sometime this year.  The story is set in 1897.  The heroine, Molly, is a wanted fugitive.  When she reads a newspaper ad for a secretary, she goes to the sleepy little town of Stony Mill, New Jersey.  Ignoring the innkeeper’s warning, she walks in the woods toward White Buck Hall and meets the white buck–an albino stag–and her life is forever changed.

Rayna: I have heard from numerous authors that chocolate is the staple of their diet.  Is it in yours?

I love dark chocolate, but it is not a staple of my diet—though I would never refuse it.  :^)  However, there is more yogurt consumed in my house than chocolate.  My favorite flavor of yogurt is cherry, but I have a passion for vanilla, too.  I rarely eat ice cream.  I feel perfectly virtuous indulging in yogurt everyday.  Creamy and sweet, I can enjoy a container of it in a short amount of time and get right back to typing my manuscript—while still thinking of that delicious cherry or soft, smooth vanilla flavor.  With the tingly, tasty memories of that delightful treat still lingering on my tongue, I might head directly into a kissing scene when I return to the keyboard.

Rayna: Will electronic readers ever take the place of the humble paperback?

I believe that electronic readers will rapidly gain greater acceptance as more people discover the advantages of these wonderful gadgets.  However, I do not think that books will ever become obsolete.  There will always be those who prefer to turn paper pages.  The hardcover book did not disappear with the advent of the paperback and I do not think the paperback will vanish either.

It’s all about choice, price, and availability.

Rayna: If you could be one of your characters – Who would you be?  And why?

I would be Jennifer Brant from The Company You Keep.  She is strong, fiercely independent, but loyal to her friends and family.  A terrific cook, she appears to have boundless energy.  She plays the organ quite well, too.

Most of all, I envy her wonderfully thick hair.  I always longed for a head crowned with lush, full locks—but alas, those genes went to my sisters.  :^(

Still with all Jennifer’s attributes, it is no wonder Nathan is completely smitten with her!

Rayna: Who is your perfect hero?  And why?

My husband is my perfect hero.  I dedicated The Company You Keep to him.  He can’t cook and his housekeeping abilities leave a lot to be desired, but when times are tough his true strengths shine through.

Rayna: What do you do for inspiration?

I travel for inspiration.  It doesn’t have to be far away, just someplace I have not visited previously and one with some historical background.  The idea for The Company You Keep started with a visit to a small, local historical museum.  The museum, a house built in the mid-1700s, had a resident ghost—of course. The house was named after the green sand marl that was used as a fertilizer before the advent of chemical fertilizers.

Sometime after that visit, I went walking in a nearby park, but decided to stray off the marked trail and follow a footpath deeper into the woods.  There I found a simple wooden bridge over a rusty-colored brook. In my mind, it became Jennifer’s bridge and the setting for The Company You Keep was born.

Rayna:  If you were stranded on a deserted island, what 5 things would you have with you?  *mind you, you do have a strong hunky man to help you with things* *grins*

The first item necessary on my deserted island would be a big pot to cook up whatever meat or fish my strong, hunky man brings to me.  I’m sure he will have, or can fashion, all the required tools for building a shelter and getting our dinner.  A couple can’t live on love alone.  There will be more than passion simmering on that island.  A fragrant stew will be bubbling in the pot because I’ve learned that a hungry man is a grouchy one.

The second truly necessary item would be sheets and pillows.  I’m not sleeping on sand, it’s too gritty.  With enough feathers, which my hunky man will supply me with, I’m sure I can fashion a cushiony mattress.

The third thing I would need would be plenty of insect repellent.  I have been camping many times and I do not like bugs—so if I’m stuck out on a deserted island, I do not want to have to deal with creepy crawly things—unless this deserted island has also been deserted by insects.  Then it would be ideal.  However, having been on innumerable camping trips, I doubt the existence of an insect-free island.

The fourth necessary item would be a trusty writing instrument.  A pencil would do, but a fine gel pen would be terrific as long as it did not run out of ink.  Maybe I should have a whole set of gel pens.

The fifth requirement would be a journal in which I can write about my experience.  After my return to civilization, I would publish the journal.  It would become a bestseller overnight allowing me to develop my deserted island into a fine resort for authors with writers’ block.  For an exorbitant price, I’ll give every writer that visits my lovely isle a journal, a gel pen, lots of insect repellent, and a big pot, along with some clean, soft linens.  They can bring their own strong, hunky man with them, but there will be no internet, no television or radio to distract anyone.  There will be a big library on the island and hunting courses will be provided for the strong, hunky men who are deficient in the essential skills necessary for putting meat on the table.

Rayna:  What is the one era you would love to go visit and why?

I would love to go back and visit the Victorian Era.  I doubt that I would enjoy wearing a corset, but I think it would be fascinating to witness the strict manners of the era in practice.  Perhaps a few carriage rides would be a lovely diversion though I wouldn’t want to stay too long in that century.  I would suffer from internet withdrawal within a few hours.

Rayna: Do you believe in love at first sight?

Of course!  Doesn’t everybody?

Rayna: Have you ever been nervous over reader reaction when a new book comes out?

I was very, very nervous when my first book came out, but it got plenty of great reviews and went on to win the EPPIE Award.  I’ve learned not to waste time worrying!  Now I concentrate on writing the best book I can.  I won’t always make every reader happy, but if I agonize over every word I put down on paper, I’ll never finish the book.

Rayna: What do you hope readers get from your books after they read them?

I hope readers come away from my books firmly convinced that love conquers all.

I want to thank Penelope for taking the time out to answers some questions for me and I wish her all the luck on her new releases.

For a list of her newest releases go to her website.

Award-Winning Romance Author
Announces Her Latest Releases!

from New Concept Publishing

The Fiend of White Buck Hall

They say Thomas Hillyer, a wizard, is in league with the Devil and that the white buck roaming his estate hypnotizes people and steals their souls. Molly is a fugitive, wanted for a crime she did not commit. Seeing a want ad for a secretary in a sleepy town, she sets off for White Buck Hall but ignores the warning about the albino stag who lurks in the woods. When she meets him on the forest path, her life is forever changed.

The Complete List of Penelope Marzec’s Published Books

Print this list and take it with you when you go to a bookstore. The ISBN numbers are really important! :^)

Sea Of Hope ~ EPPIE AWARD 2002
Christian Inspirational Romance
Published by Awe-Struck Publishing
Available in Print ~ ISBN: 1-58749-165-6
Digital Edition ~ ISBN: 1-58749-044-7
Order at your favorite bookstore or online!

Heaven’s Blue ~ EPPIE AWARD 2005
Christian Inspirational Romance
Published by Awe-Struck Publishing
Available in Print ~ ISBN: 1-58749-446-9
Digital Edition ~ ISBN: 1-58749-445-0
Order at your favorite bookstore or online!

A Rush of Light
Christian Inspirational Romance
Published by Awe-Struck Publishing
Available in Print ~ ISBN: 1-58749-564-3
Digital Edition ~ ISBN: 1-58749-538-4
Order at your favorite bookstore or online!

The Keeper’s Promise ~ EPPIE Finalist 2009
Christian Inspirational Romance
Published by Awe-Struck Publishing
Available in Print ~ ISBN: 978-1-58749-674-5
Digital Edition ~ ISBN: 978-1-58749-652-3
Order at your favorite bookstore or online!

Irons in the FireRomantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Nominee for BEST SMALL PRESS PARANORMAL
Published by Crescent Moon Press
Available in print at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble’s
EBOOK ISBN: 978-0-9818484-4-0
PRINT ISBN: 978-0-9818484-5-7

Paranormal Romance

The Beast of Blackbirch Manor
Fantasy
Published by New Concepts Publishing
Available in print! ISBN: 978-1-60394-291-1
Digital Edition ~ ISBN: 978-1-60394-028-3
Order online!

The Company You Keep
Paranormal Romance
Published by Crescent Moon Press
Available in print at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble’s
PRINT ISBN: 978-0-9823065-1-2
EBOOK ISBN: 978-0-9823065-0-5

The Fiend of White Buck Hall
Paranormal/Historical Romance
Published by New Concepts Publishing
Currently Available Only in Digital Formats
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-60394-411-3

Prince of the Mist
Paranormal Romance
Currently out of print. :^(

Kiss of Blarney
Paranormal Romance
Currently out of print. :^(

For the latest news and current updates visits my blog at:
http://penelopemarzec.blogspot.com

5 Minutes with JM Griffin

In 5 Minutes, J.M. Griffin on April 7, 2010 at 9:35 am

BIO:

JM Griffin grew up in the Maine countryside. Inspired by the Nancy Drew mysteries, JM wrote her first story at age twelve.  Throughout her life, JM has been an artist. As a full time mother, she attended college at the age of 40. Eventually the writing bug returned and after several attempts, she arrived at the Lavinia, a.k.a. Vinnie, Esposito series of novels. With 5 novels written and two new ones in the works. JM’s second in the series was published in paperback in February of 2009. The third novel in the series has been submitted and JM awaits news on the publishing date. Fall of this year has been discussed, so stay tuned for more information concerning the challenges Vinnie Esposito faces.

In addition to the Esposito series, JM has written a mystery featuring faeries, pixies, tea and cupcakes. Lyrical Press, Inc. plans to present the book in July of this year. Also if above wasn’t enough, JM has combined her passion for decorative painting, and has been published in art, craft, and doll magazines. Her greeting card designs are also licensed. JM’s favorite activities include reading, teaching art, writing, cooking and gardening.

Rayna: What project are you currently working on? (C’mon, give us a hint!)

My fourth novel in the Vinnie Esposito romantic suspense series.

Rayna: I have heard from numerous authors that chocolate is the staple of their diet. Is it in yours?

Absolutely. A day without chocolate is a wasted day.

Rayna: Will electronic readers ever take the place of the humble paperback?

They may not in the immediate future, but it’s a technology that must be considered. At the moment, the cost of an eBook is low compared to paperbacks, but if they should ever take the place or become more popular than paperbacks, I believe the cost will increase substantially.

Rayna: If you could be one of your characters – Who would you be?  And why?

Probably Vinnie Esposito. She is rambunctious, smart and fearless.

Rayna: Who or what influences you when you write?

My daughter influences me.  She’s a pretty cool woman with a great sense of humor.

Rayna: When you have writer’s block how do you break free?

I step away from writing, take a walk, paint or sketch and try to figure out why I’m stuck.

Rayna:Who is your perfect hero?

Ziva, from the tv show NCIS. And why? She’s daring, deadly and tough on the outside, but soft on the inside.

Rayna: Is there a genre of book you would like to write but haven’t yet?

I would like to write and illustrate a children’s book.

Rayna: What is your favorite movie of all time?

Casablanca The one where you can watch it and still get affected at the same spots each and every time? Rick is driven, and the plot never fails to make me want a different solution, even though I know how the story ends.

Rayna: Who would you want to be tied/handcuffed to for 24hours?

Jerry Bruckheimer

Rayna: What is the one era you would love to go visit and why?

I think the 1920’s were exciting. Mob wars, speakeasies, and musicals catch my attention.

Rayna: Do you have a celebrity crush?

It is a toss- up between Bruce Willis and Matt Damon

Rayna:  What character out of all your books is the closest to your personality?

Lola Trapezi

Rayna: Have you ever been nervous over reader reaction when a new book comes out?

I sure have. I think authors usually are, especially if the readers happen to be fellow authors.

Rayna: How much does reader response mean to you over your books?

It means quite a lot to me. Without readers, where would I be? I realize not all readers are kind or can be pleased, but avid readers know what they like and what they don’t.

Rayna: What do you hope readers get from your books after they read them?

A sense of having had a good laugh. My books are an easy read with a good dose of humor instilled in them.

Rayna: If you could make a movie of any one of your books which one would you choose and who would you cast at the h/h?

The sixth (not yet published) in the Vinnie Esposito series would make a good movie. Angie Harmon fits the Vinnie Esposito character to perfection.  I’m not sure who I’d like as the hero.

Rayna: Who is your favorite author?

Male- James Patterson       Female – Janet Evanovich

Rayna: What is the nicest thing a reviewer has ever said about one of your books?

That it made her laugh out loud.

Contacting Info for JM Griffin:

www.JMGriffin.net

Books

Coming Soon from Lyrical Press:

Faerie Cake Dead

The only thing divorcee Luna Devere wants is to live with the faeries in peace while she operates her tea and cup cake shop on the coast of Maine. After experiencing a tumultuous marriage, Luna fears romantic attachments, until Devin Radford arrives on the scene. When the corpse of an elderly gentleman shows up at Luna’s shop, her life takes a suddent turn toward chaos and Luna finds she must turn to Devin for help.

Filled with a wonderful menagerie of characters ranging from two matronly employees, one a gossip and the other a stalwart no-nonsense sort of woman; a portly and skeptical sheriff, an exhusband who thinks he’s the greatest man on earth, a hero with a sense of humor, and sweet faeries, this story is sure to catch your interest.

Available now:
FOR LOVE OF LIVVY


After her favorite aunt if found dead, a suspicious box of precious stones turns up on the doorstep and the cops refuse to share their theories, criminal justice instructor Lavinia Esposito, a.k.a. Vinnie, takes investigation matters into her own hands.

Soon involved in situations beyond her control, Vinnie finds herself in hot water with the law, the crooks and her Italian father. Willing to take chances to find out what happened to Aunt Livvy and why the gems were addressed to her aunt, Vinnie plunges ahead. It will require tenacity, bravery and keen wits to solve and survive this mystery.

Available now through:

http://www.fictionwise.com/ebooks/b97362/For-Love-of-Livvy/J-M-Griffin/?si=0

www.lachesis.com

Amazon.com

Also available in ebook form from Lachesis Publishing
**Reviews Welcome.

Dirty Trouble


Vinnie’s first inkling of trouble occurs when her car is forced off the road into a deadly construction site. Not only is she involved in a car crash, but Vinnie finds a past enemy has begun to stalk her at every turn. Rhode Island State Trooper Marcus Richmond and Vinnie’s tenant, undercover FBI Agent Aaron Grant, soon realize there is more at play than meets the eye after Vinnie has a run in with the mob. Together, the two law enforcement agents strive to save Vinnie from the stalker and the mob as the trouble turns dirty and things heat up.

Available now at book stores and from www.Amazon.com or http://www.barnesandnoble.com

Newsletter updates and contest winners

In General on April 6, 2010 at 6:50 am

It’s April and spring time! And you know what that means. Bunnies and people are getting it on everywhere; The TV Show “V” Returns to CBS and the Romantic Times Convention is this month. Naughtiness runs amuck, I love spring time.  This year Naughty Editions is hosting a party at RT and its celebrating its 2nd anniversary and it’s also my UN-birthday celebration. So we are doing it up right with everything CHOCOLATE. Chocolate cake, Chocolate martinis, Mudslides, chocolate, Chocolate, CHOCOLATE. See a pattern here? Free food and Booze can’t beat that. Plus the first Twenty Five people get an awesome gift bag. And we have other prizes too. So look for our Naughty Chick Logo on the Promo Tables and grab an invitation to decadence and naughtiness. Hope to see you soon.

 Contest Winners

Save Amanda Feral Contest Winners

Rachel RN for the second prize of  an Amazon the Gift Card for $10.00

Sharli for the first prize of all three books of Mark Henry’s

Ecstasy Unveiled Winner

Lura with Post #1

JR Ward Covet Contest winner

Mariska Post #4

Thank you all for entering. Don’t forget to sign up with our newsletter never be out of a prize again. The newsletters go out once a month. The winners have 2 weeks to claim their prize. If the prize is not claimed it then goes into “THE LOST AND FOUND”. The lost and found is a collection of unclaimed prizes. Once every six months or so I will unload all these wonderful gifts on to one deserving soul (well one very social and vocal person, having a soul is optional). So check back frequently.

Upcoming Events this Month in April

5 Minutes with…

  • 4/6 JM Griffin**updated
  • 4/9 Penelope  Marzec
  • 4/12 Tony Paul de Vissage
  • 4/16 Catherine Anne Collins
  • 4/19 Greg Ballan
  • 4/23 Michele Picard
  • 4/26 Maureen Fischer

@Romantic Times Convention in Columbus Ohio_(Wish list of Interviews w/???)

  • 4/27 Brenda Gayle
  • 4/28 Steven Shrewsbury