New Release & Giveaway: The Corner Office by Katerina Baker

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The Corner Office
by Katerina Baker
Genre: New Adult Romance
Releases June 23rd, 2017
The man she’s always hated may finally take her down
TaraJohnson’s sacrifices are about to pay off: a senior executive at
thirty-five at a Fortune 500 company, she’s one of the two finalists
in line for a Managing Director position. Unfortunately, her rival of
fifteen years, the charming, infuriating Richard Boyd, is just as
qualified, and unlike her, he’s willing to cross pretty much every
line to get what he wants.
Of all the things Tara stored in the attic to make it to the top, it’s her personal life she misses
the most. That is, until she starts a steamy affair with sex god
Aidan, her direct report. Interoffice relationships with a
subordinate can mean the end of a career, and when Richard finds out,
it’s the perfect opportunity to take his high-heeled nemesis out,
especially since he’s still nursing a grudge against Tara for
rejecting him years ago.
But Tara’s increasingly
domineering lover has his own dark secrets, endangering more than
just her career. As her liaison spirals out of control, salvation
will come from the man she always thought she hated, and perhaps the
only one to truly understand
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I sauntered to the elevator with my well-practiced “confident” walk, stretched my arm to push the button—

And my high-heeled sandal slipped.

My knee gave in, and I grabbed onto the first thing I could reach to prevent me from the total embarrassment of ending up on the floor in front of everyone. I turned to thank the helpful soul…and came face-to-face with Richard and a lazy twist of his lips settled in the corner of his mouth. I continued to squeeze his arm and my chest brushed his side. But it was more than that; he placed his other arm on my lower back to support me, and I felt a slight tug. The bastard pulled me closer to him in front of everyone watching and my space was suddenly invaded by the scent of his cologne. By Richard.

My insides tightened, and my lips pained as I was still trying to keep them in a semblance of a smile in front of everyone.

“You okay there?” he asked, his expression no less mocking than it was earlier. “You seem flustered. I understand. You finally get to see my place.”

The following moment was the testament to the long road that got me to that point in my career. All the brutal hours I’d slaved in the office, the hard work, missing friends’ events because of last-minute urgent assignments, working through my own birthdays—it all came down to that. My self-control to not kill Richard when every inch of my body believed spending the next twenty years in prison would be well worth it.

I smiled into his snake-green eyes, pushed his arm away and stepped into the elevator. Just as the doors closed separating us, as he thankfully decided to stay with the next group, I managed to think of an appropriate response. But it was too late.

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Katerina
has always seen Romance stories in everyday life. Well, maybe not
“everyday”, strictly speaking, unless you count spying on a
charismatic hedge fund manager ordinary, or touring across Turkey on
a quest to figure out the puzzle in the will of a deceived Turkish
woman as something you’d normally do, or even battling it out on the
executive floor with a decades-long nemesis who happens to be
standing in your way of achieving your life’s goals. One thing is
certain, though. Love will prevail (even if sometimes with the help
of steamy sex).

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Blog Tour: Breathing Two Worlds by Ruchira Khanna

 

About the Book

Neena Arya, a Delhi-born goes abroad for
further studies and decides to settle down there. Determined to be a ‘somebody’
from a ‘nobody’ she blends with the Americans via the accent and their
mannerisms while having a live-in relationship with her European boyfriend,
Adan Somoza.
 
When illness hits home, Neena rushes to
meet her ailing dad. Tragedy strikes and amidst the mingling with relatives and
friends, she finds herself suffocated with the two different cultures that she
has been breathing since she moved to the United States. How will she strike a
balance between both the cultures as she continues to support her widowed
mother? Will she be able to do justice to her personal and professional life
after the loss?
 
Amidst the adjusting she bonds with an
ally and learns about ties beyond blood. On what grounds will she be able to
form an invisible thread that she has longed for since childhood?
 
Breathing Two Worlds ventures into
cultures and ethnicity allowing Neena to ponder upon her foundation and
priorities.
 
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“Oh!” the Mom answered, but could not contain her curiosity with one hand holding the hyper toddler and the other on her hip she could not resist, “You two don’t look like brother-sister, hmmm. So, what is your relationship?” she inquired with a slight smile in a soft voice but without any inhibition. A handful of seniors sitting in the same room observed all the drama and nodded to each other while their fingers were moving on the Tulsi neck beads.
 
Neena rolled her eyes and thought to herself, “Jeez! We Indians are always darn inquisitive.”
Nikhil immediately got up and started walking towards the dining area. This was happening to them for the umpteenth time, and he was now tired of clarifying things. He had lived in this country for half a decade now and still he could never understand the fascination Indians had for marriage and children. 
 
Neena was confused at first because it was unlike Nikhil to be so rude. On the contrary, sometimes Neena referred to him on lessons in patience but today it was different. But then she didn’t have a choice; she felt it was rude to walk away from the young mother leaving the conversation unanswered. Moreover given Indian mentality in all possibility, she might even follow them till she had a convincing answer to her question. 
 
 
 

About the Author 

Ruchira Khanna, a biochemist turned writer, left her homeland of India to study in America, where she obtained her Master’s degree in Biochemistry from SJSU and a degree in Technical Writing from UC Berkeley.
 
After finishing her studies, Ruchira worked as a biochemist at a Silicon Valley startup for five years. After the birth of her son, Ruchira took a job as a technical writer, so that she could work from home. Soon, she began doing freelance writing work as well.
 
Her love of writing grew and she started working on her own books. After four years of freelancing, Ruchira published her first book, a fiction novel for adults called Choices.
 
Then came the children’s book The Adventures of Alex and Angelo: The Mystery of the Missing Iguana. She got a thumb’s up review from Kirkus Reviews.
 
In January 2016, she has published her second fictional novel Voyagers into the Unknown. It talks about the quest for
happiness as the heavy hearted tourists travel miles from different parts of the world to Raj Touristry in Agra, India. Return to their respective home with a healed heart. This book talks about their journey!
 
In Breathing Two Worlds, Ruchira talks about ethnicity and cultures, and helps to strike a balance via a fiction-drama
novel as her characters breathe two worlds.
 
In addition to writing books, she is a holistic healer associated with Stanford Healing Partners and also maintains a
blog of daily mantras on Blogspot, called Abracabadra. Ruchira currently resides in California with her family.
 


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Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Chandler Affairs by G. W. Renshaw

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The Stable Vices Affair
The Chandler Affairs Book 1
By G.W. Renshaw
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Veronica Chandler has worked hard
to become a private investigator. At the age of eight she got a baton
for Christmas—just like Mummy’s. At 12, she started working at
her father’s restaurant so she’d have the money for the
investigator’s course. At 16, she became an intern with the Calgary
Police Service. And now, at 18, she’s the youngest licensed PI in
Alberta.
As her ex-boyfriend can attest,
she has the skills. As a psychotic killer discovers, she has the
will. Now she’s ready to take on the world: To find the lost and
expose the faithless.
None of which prepare her for a
house that can’t decide whether it’s empty, one or two perverse
dwarfs with a bizarre hold over their victims, a kinky pony show, and
a secret global organization. Every clue leads to more questions.
Four lives depend on Veronica finding the answers.
And then there’s that pesky
losing-your-soul thing.
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There was sharp pain in my foot as the bat struck it, but my boot absorbed most of it. I wiggled harder. My coat got caught on something, and I strained to get away. Just as he grabbed both of my legs, and hauled me out into the street again, my hand grabbed something hard and cold.

There was no thought of consequences as I came out into the sunlight. Danielle’s gun was heavy in my frozen hands as I raised it to the looming shadow overhead.

At that range it would have been almost impossible to miss. As he screamed again I squeezed the trigger. A hole appeared in his chest. He looked surprised.

I managed to squeeze off another round as he began to crumple straight down. It reminded me of video of a building being demolished with explosives.

Two rounds. Centre of mass. Just like in the simulator.  I would have shot him more times if I could have gotten my fingers to work faster. I wasn’t consciously trying for a double tap.

The sound of the shots was deafening. Afterwards, all I could hear was a high-pitched whine in my head. My ears were not impressed by all they’d been through in the past few minutes.

I couldn’t breathe. Maybe it was the cold.

Pain. Cold. Wetness. Silence. Blood.

For a blessedly long time I lay there staring at Danielle. Waiting for the monster to rise again from behind her.

Slowly, I started noticing other things. People on the sidewalks were running away, or standing with their mouths open. They were probably screaming, but I couldn’t hear anything but that whine.

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Summer Countdown Blitz day 8: See Me for Me by Teya Peck

 

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Her most recent accomplishment started in the summer
of 2015. Making her dad’s dream come true with publishing
his works as well, as an emotional accomplishment. She is the 2016 local
A.N.W.A. chapter (Snake River Writers) president, won NaNoWriMo and loves
StoryMakers.
Teya has been writing for as long as she can remember. At a young age she lived on a street she affectionately named Hill Street Blues, which helped her creative
writing. Her Family moved to Menan where she continued her love of writing. Her
father would always be and will continue to be her inspiration, even after his
untimely death in 2006.
She loves sitting in her soft chair next to the fireplace and watching out a big living room window. It gives her plenty of creative juice for stories.
She met the love of her life in the loft of a barn. Yep, that set up some teasing from her father. They have been happily married since 2003. They have four children and all are loving and supportive of her writing.  Her oldest daughter is
following in her footsteps as a writer adding her own illustrations. She
refuses to comment on the trolls in the closets and under the beds. She is
active in her church, has compassion for others, and a love for all life
brings.

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One wrong step changes Jocelyn’s Prima Ballerina’s life in one step…
 
A single choice results in Jeremiah facing
unbearable consequences… 

 

 
When these two meet, it could be catastrophic or the answer to
unspoken prayers.
Can love be tested too far? Will hearts soften and hurts be
forgiven? 
Or will too much loss be too devastating to find hope?
One thing is for sure, lives are about to change forever…
 
 
 
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1. If you had 3 wishes, what would they be?
     1- talk to my dad just once,
2- be out of debt NOW so I can travel with my hubby and make memories with our
kids,
     3- Be able to attend every writing conference I want.
 
2.  Where do you write?
     At my desk, or if I have inspiration hit me in bed I have a pad and pen. In fact I have a pad a pen
everywhere because I never know when something is going to hit me.
 
3.        How long does it normally take you to write a novel?
Depends. I’ve wrote my first one in a week. Sometimes its a couple weeks. If I’m working with research it could take a couple months maybe. I really focus when I write, if I don’t I tend to lose interest.
 
4.        What are your inspirations?
Anything, anywhere. I can hear a name and a story line will form. I took a field trip
with my daughter to a pumpkin patch and had a story come to me. (What happened
at the pumpkin patch field trip)?
 
5.        How did you come to write this particular book or series?
I had first part a brother and sister in an accident where she ends up in a wheelchair and hospital. But it didn’t have enough it needed conflict besides his guilt. I rolled around constantly through my mind.
Then one day I picked up my daughter at ballet and someone called a mom’s name
and I instantly had the entire rest of the story slam me. I asked to use her
name in the book and her eyes for the cover to which she gave permission with a
smile. I wrote a couple notes down and then drove home as fast as I could and
finished the story. (The wheelchair part was inspired by my father, who spent
most of his adult life in one.)
 
6.        What was the hardest part of writing your book, and how did you overcome it?
Making sure the medical terms were correct and research was right. Plus I conversed with the ballet teacher to make sure I had things right as well.
 
7.        What is your writing drive?
The power that keeps you going when you’re writing gets difficult? The drive is my
characters. The power is knowing these stories come from inside of me and no
one else could ever right like me or share these stories but me. It’s a
humbling and powerful thought.
 
8.        How did you come up with the title?
See me for me title to a few changes and hits, but in the end everyone wants to be
seen for who they are and one of the characters says this exact line. We want
to be seen for who we are by everyone not who someone things we should be.
 
 9. Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family member?
I would not have any inspiration or ideas without me Heavenly Father behind me all the
way. Also a powerful push when ideas come to mind. Especially poetry it’s like
a conduit opens between me and heaven and it I don’t write it down I lose it.
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Book Blitz: Train Wreck by Elise Faber

 

Contemporary  Romance

Date Published: May 2017

train wreck

noun

 1. A chaotic or disastrous situation.

2. An utter catastrophe or mess.

3. A devastating calamity or source of trouble.

4. Pepper O’Brien.

 

As the daughter of a famed film producer, Pepper O’Brien is Hollywood royalty.

 Also, her life sucks.

 Because, unfortunately for her, the old adage is true: money can’t buy everything—including grace, true love, or the ability to not screw up every single opportunity her life has brought her.

 After her latest disaster, Pepper moves across the country to start over but, as usual, her life has other plans, namely in the form of Derek Cashette, her former teenage crush and now ridiculously handsome friend of her older brother.

 Derek is determined to salvage the train wreck of her life and Pepper’s determined not to let him. Her life is her problem and, dammit, why can’t she be her own hero?

 But sometimes fate has other plans. Or maybe it’s hormones. Especially when her rescuer comes with a killer smile, a chest Thor would be jealous of, and a butt that any girl just wants to—

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About the Author

Aside from writing romance, Elise’s passions are chocolate, Star Wars, and hockey (the order depending on the day and how well her team — the Sharks! — are playing). She and her husband also play as much hockey as they can squeeze into their schedules, so much so that their typical date night is spent on the ice. Elise is the mom to two exuberant boys and is thoroughly addicted to Dancing With the Stars. Connect with her on facebook (facebook.com/elisefaberauthor), twitter (@faberelise), instagram (@elisefaber) or www.elisefaber.com.

 

Contact Information

 Website: http://www.elisefaber.com

Facebook: htpt://www.facebook.com/elisefaberauthor

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/faberelise

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/elisefaber

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Spotlight: Fracture Point by Jeff Altabef

 

The best-kept secrets in 2041 America are the deadliest ones.

A mysterious scarlet haired jazz singer.
A rebel on a motorcycle.
And a killer with a penchant for torture.

Food is scarce, good jobs the rarity, and big brother is watching everyone. Will Jack and Tom’s family be torn apart in the mayhem, and how far will one brother go to save the other’s life?

In 2041, America is rife with ghettos and armed checkpoints, and poverty runs rampant. A bloody civil war is brewing, and everyone will be forced to take a side. Education is the only way out of a life where you’re never sure where your next meal will come from, or what you’ll have to do to get it. Tom aced his assessment tests and scored an education contract, giving him a way out of poverty. Jack isn’t so lucky.

When Jack, a spy for a rebel fraction, goes missing, only his brother Tom can unravel the mystery of his disappearance. He will risk everything to save his brother from Warren, a killer who enjoys torturing his victims and making them beg for mercy. On a mission, Tom plunges into a world filled with secretive rebel groups and spies, psychotic killers, lies and murder at the highest levels of political influence. When he also discovers that his family has been keeping secrets from him—secrets that threaten to doom them all—he doesn’t know whom to trust.

Tom must break every rule he’s lived by, and go head-to-head with a psychopath, if he’s to have any chance of saving his brother—and just maybe, keep America from reaching the fracture point.

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About the Author

Jeff Altabef is an award-winning author who lives in New York with his wife, two daughters, and Charlie the dog. He spends time volunteering at the writing center in the local community college. After years of being accused of “telling stories,” he thought he would make it official. He writes in both the thriller and young adult genres. Fourteenth Colony, a political thriller, was his debut novel. Evolved Publishing has published Jeff’s second thriller, Shatter Point, which won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Fall 2014 in the category of Best Thriller.Jeff’s first young adult novel, Wind Catcher: A Chosen Novel will be published in March by Evolved Publishing. He’s extremely excited that his daughter, Erynn Altabef, is his co-author on the Chosen Series. As an avid Knicks fan, Jeff is prone to long periods of melancholy during hoops season. Jeff has a column on The Examiner focused on writing and a blog designed to encourage writing by those that like telling stories.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Most Dangerous Duke in London by Madeline Hunter

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The Most Dangerous Duke in London
by Madeline Hunter
Genre: Historical Romance
NOTORIOUS NOBLEMAN SEEKS REVENGE
Name and title: Adam Penrose, Duke of Stratton. Affiliation: London’s
elite Society of Decadent Dukes. Family history: Scandalous.
Personality traits: Dark and brooding, with a thirst for revenge.
Ideal romantic partner: A woman of means, with beauty and brains,
willing to live with reckless abandon. Desire: Clara Cheswick,
gorgeous daughter of his family’s sworn enemy.

 

FAINT OF HEART NEED NOT APPLY
Clara may be the woman Adam wants, but there’s one problem: she’s far
more interested in publishing her women’s journal than getting
married—especially to a man said to be dead-set on vengeance.
Though, with her nose for a story, Clara wonders if his desire for
justice is sincere—along with his incredibly unnerving intention to
be her husband. If her weak-kneed response to his kiss is any
indication, falling for Adam clearly comes with a cost. But who knew
courting danger could be such exhilarating fun?
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Clara quickly read her morning mail while eating breakfast in Gifford House, the family’s London home. Two letters in particular received very brief attention.

Her grandmother had written a scold. I am told that you have refused to receive Stratton twice since you went up to London ten days ago. I must insist that you cease such provocations.

Theo’s letter said much the same thing. We are unlikely to make progress with Stratton if you continue insulting him. Think of Emilia’s future. Think of mine. Surely you can find a modicum of gentility where he is concerned.

She was thinking of Emilia’s future. And the family’s. This whole idea of bridging the divide between her family’s and Stratton’s struck her as ill-advised and disloyal. Let them try it if they wanted to, but she was not going to cooperate. Grandmamma knew that. It was why no one had told her about this plan before embarking on it.

Donning her pelisse and her bonnet, she lifted a wrapped package and descended to the reception hall. Eschewing the family carriages, she told a footman to get her a hackney.

She took some air on the portico while she waited. Unfortunately, while she did, a carriage pulled into the drive. She cursed under her breath.

Stratton again. And here she was in plain view. She could hardly have the butler tell him she was not at home.

On the other hand, it should be obvious she was leaving. A few polite words and he would be on his way.

The duke stepped out of his carriage and approached her. After a greeting, he stopped with one foot on the lowest step of the portico and eyed her.

“You go out a great deal.”

“I may be in mourning, but I am not dead.”

He gestured to his carriage. “Allow me to take you to your destination.”

“Very kind of you, but my carriage is on its way.”

“It may be some time before it arrives.”

Indeed it might. With an inward groan of resignation, she turned to the house. “Since you have called on me, let us go inside and have a proper visit while I wait.”

She led the way into the house and deposited her package in a footman’s hands. Up the stairs she led the duke, and into the drawing room.

She perched herself on a chair and hoped she appeared at least half as formidable as her grandmother.

The duke took a seat in the chair closest to hers and settled in comfortably. His hair had been styled since she last saw him on that hill. His now disheveled cropped locks brought more attention to his liquid dark eyes and to that sensual mouth and hard jaw.

“It is kind of you to receive me, Lady Clara.”

“Since you saw fit to report to my family that I did not receive you previously, I now feel obligated to pretend I am amenable to this inexplicable desire of theirs to form a friendship with you.”

“You are a very direct woman.”

“You are a most persistent man.”

“Persistence in man is a virtue, while directness in a woman—”

“Is a nuisance. Which begs the question of why you have bothered being so persistent with this nuisance of a woman.”

“That is an excellent question. If you had seen me on my first call, by now you would have a full understanding of my intentions.”

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Summer Countdown Blitz Day 7: The Pirate & the Princess by Liz McCraine

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Liz McCraine is an outdoor enthusiast, military spouse, and mother. She loves to ride horses and go hiking with her family. When she isn’t writing or corralling children, Liz enjoys relaxing with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate. Her motto is: If it doesn’t have a happy ending, I don’t want to read it.

 

 

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The mischievous Princess Jules of Aggadorn has been pampered and
protected her entire life. More than anything, she longs to experience challenges and adventure. But with her mother’s threat to marry her off hanging over her head, Jules fears she will never have the chance. All that changes when she’s kidnapped by pirates.
 
Forced to labor for her passage aboard Captain Jaymes’ vessel, Jules learns
more about life than she bargained for. Captain Jaymes doesn’t fit Jules’ idea
of a thieving buccaneer. Beneath his rough exterior lies a man of honor
desperate to save his people from a murderous sorcerer. Jules never expects to fall in love with the handsome young captain or to involve herself in the
pirates’ plight, much less have the power to save an entire kingdom.

 

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1.      If you had 3 wishes, what would they be? 
Never have a serious accident—plane, train, car, bike, horse, etc. Always enjoy good health. Never be too poor to afford ice cream.
 
2.      Where do you write? 
Wherever I can. At a desk, in the kitchen, on the couch, at the park… Because my kids are
young and active, I have to take advantage of every opportunity.
 
3.      How long does it normally take you to write a novel?
 I typically write more than one at a time, alternating between drafts. In a year I can kick out two polished manuscripts.
 
4.      What are your inspirations? 
My husband. He works so hard for our family, and I want to give back to him in any
way I can. Being an author allows me to contribute financially to the family
without taking anything away. It’s also a great conversation starter, which is
useful because we move a lot and are always meeting new people.
 
5.      How did you come to write this particular book or series? 
My first two children were born thirteen months apart. My husband was in a crazy graduate program, leaving me alone with the kids and no transportation. It was write or go insane, and before I knew it, the Kingdom of Aggadorn was created.
 
6.      What was the hardest part of writing your book, and how did you overcome it? 
Naming places and characters was the most difficult. I scribbled through a lot of notebooks
trying to get them just right.
 
7.      What is your writing drive? The power that keeps you going when your writing gets difficult? 
I’ve learned over the years to be persistent. When I hit a snag or writer’s block
threatens to set in, I just keep pushing, keep writing. Even if what I type is
junk and I have to rewrite it later, I still keep working. It eventually gets easier.
 
8.      How did you come up with the title? 
That was the easy part. The main character is a princess, and her love interest is a pirate. It made sense.
 

 

9.      Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family member? 
The university where I worked offered free evening classes to its employees. I took a creative writing course
taught by a semi-retired professor. Ten years later, Professor Woods is still contacting us, asking us how our writing is going. His support has been wonderful.
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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Y’Keta by Sandra Hurst

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Y’keta
The Sky Road Trilogy Book 1
by Sandra Hurst
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Banished. Cast out. Powerless. Y’keta is exiled to the small village of
Esquialt as his father’s punishment for his rebellious spirit.
Village tradition gives him one Cycle, from spring to spring, to earn
the right to stay.


The villagers have a legend about mighty beings called the Waki’tani,
mythical lords of the wind and lightning who can shapeshift into
human form. Y’keta knows the truth behind these stories. Could there
be more to them than just tales shared around the campfire?
If Y’keta reveals what he knows to the villagers, it will tear their
history and traditions apart…but sharing his secrets may be their
only hope for survival when Esquialt is threatened by the brutal,
ferociously destructive Utlaak.
Loosely based on the Thunderbird of North American legend, Y’keta is an epic
fantasy set in an ancient world where legends walk and the Sky Road
offers a way to the stars.
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Hi, my name is Sandra Hurst, the author of the Sky Road fantasy
series.
As a child growing up in England stories and legends
surrounded me, I learned how important imagination was. When I was 8,
we moved to northern Canada and the legends changed. Stories of the
Fae and the little people were replaced by legends of the Thunderbird
and stories of the woodlands. I never stood a chance. What could I be
but a writer?
Growing up in Northern Alberta gave me a great love and respect for the wild
lands and indigenous cultures which made its way into the worlds I
create.
A mythmaker at heart, I started writing poetry in middle school and
graduated to epic fantasy.
Myths give us a way to interpret the world past our normal experience. To
ask questions and explore answers in a larger-than-life game of ‘what
if.’ We need to make room for myths and mythmakers in our fact
driven world. To give space for worlds that are brighter and clearer
than our own. For it is in doing so, that we have room to become more
fully human.
My first book, Y’keta, is loosely based on the Thunderbird of North American legend, Y’keta is a Young Adult, high
fantasy set in an ancient world where legends walk and the Sky Road
offers a way to the stars.
I now live in Calgary, Alberta with my husband and son, both of whom I
love dearly, and have put for sale on e-bay when their behaviour
demanded it. My day to day life is a balance between my outside life
as a paralegal counsellor and my inner life as an author/poet. In
between, I work on courses to improve my writing, learning the Cree
Language, book reviews and blogging on my website, and studying
mythologies from around the world.
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Summer Countdown Blitz Day 1: The Matchmaking Game by Donna Hatch

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Donna Hatch, author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” is a hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, the force that drove her to write and publish seventeen historical romance titles, to date. She is a multi-award winner, a sought-after workshop presenter, and juggles multiple volunteer positions as well as her six children. Also a music lover, she sings and plays the harp, and she loves to ballroom dance. She and her family recently transplanted from her native Arizona to the Pacific Northwest where she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.


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“From the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling & #1 Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance
Anthology series in Clean & Wholesome Romance, comes the Timeless Romance Singles line.
THE MATCHMAKING GAME:
A brand new historical romance novella from bestselling author Donna Hatch.
 

Rowena’s childhood friend, Evan, has returned home from war a handsome, but mysterious stranger. In an effort to bring happiness to her father, not to mention uncover the Evan she remembers from their youth, Rowena seeks to unite their parents. Who better to match a lonely widow and widower together than their adoring children? Her matchmaking game could help their parents find happiness and draw out her childhood friend buried beneath Evan’s new reserve … or it could break more than one heart.”

 
 
 
 
 

 

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Q & A :
1.        If you had 3 wishes, what would they be?
       Wisdom, talent, health for myself and my family. 
 
2.       Where do you write?
       I usually write at my desktop in my office. Sometimes, if it’s especially cold, I like to
snuggle under the covers with the electric blanket on and write on my laptop. 
 
3.       How long does it normally take you to write a novel?
       Each one is different–some take years, others take a few months. I
wrote the Matchmaking Game in about six weeks, then revised/edited for
another three or four weeks. 
 
4.      What are your inspirations?
       It depends on the story. Some ideas came after careful brainstorming. Others were inspired by a song, or a picture, or a secondary character from another book. 
 
5.       How did you come to write this particular book or series?
       I wanted to write a book about a harpist and also to explore the less glamorous side of Regency England. The idea of the heroine running away to join a symphony came to me in the shower when I was thinking about it. I never know when the Muse will send me an idea.
 
6.      What was the hardest part of writing your book, and how did you overcome it?
       This was actually a pretty fun, easy story to write compared to how others I’ve written. Probably the hardest part was ensuring historical accuracy of the theatre where my characters played in the opera orchestra. Also, I found it difficult to learn much about musician who played in orchestras during the Regency. I eventually turned to
modern-day professional orchestra members to ask them many of my questions. 
 
7.       What is your writing drive?
       The power that keeps you going when your writing gets difficult? I feel a duty to my fans to
keep producing a steady supply of books. It’s also a smart marketing move, as well, but honestly, it’s the fans and the responsibility I feel to them that keeps me going. 
 
8.      How did you come up with the title?
       Titles are a mysterious thing. I have no idea how they come to me. I usually think up
several and then play around with them to see if anything seems to fit. In this case, this was the only title I could think of for this story. 

 

9.      Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family member?
       I wouldn’t call her an entity but my critique partner is amazing. She helps me know if I’m on the right track and encourages me when I’m uncertain if what I’m writing is working. She also points out ways to I could improve any given story. 
 
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