Spotlight: Coloring Under the Cover by Tiffany Fox & Deena Rae





At Beyond DEF and E-BookBuilders, we love books. We edit, design, ghostwrite, market, layout, and all things in-between. And don’t get us started on the books we read aside from the ones we see for work.
Tiffany Fox is the Redhead behind Beyond DEF; she’s the editor’s editor.
Deena Rae is the Amazon behind E-BookBuilders.
Between them, they have worked on some of the most amazing books on the shelves since 2010. They want to share their love of book covers with you in this coloring book.
Each two-page spread contains a cover for you to “design” as your own, as well as the book description and author information. We have included easy-to-navigate QR Codes to aid in purchasing the book or stalking the author.
Grab your fancy pencils and a glass of wine and prepare yourself to spend a relaxing time putting your artistic spin on some of the most beloved book covers on the market.



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  • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US. 4th leading cause for adults 15 – 64
  • Each year 42,773 Americans die by suicide (Approximately 117 per day)
  • For each suicide, 25 others attempt it (Total of 1,069,325)
  • Suicide costs the US 44 Billion annually
  • Females attempt suicide 3 times more often than males
  • 90% of all who die of suicide have a diagnosable psychiatric disorder at the time of their death
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  • Over half of the suicides in America stems from depression
  • More Americans suffer from depression than coronary heart disease, cancer, and HIV/AIDS
  • Depression is among the most treatable of psychiatric illnesses. Between 80 – 90% of people with depression respond positively to treatment, and almost all patients gain some relief from their symptoms. However, first, depression has to be recognized.



Tiffany Fox is a graduate of Missouri Southern State University with a Bachelor of Science in sociology. Currently, she is pursuing her Master of Arts in publishing. Since 2012, she has dedicated her life to her passion for literature. Tiffany has focused her skills on creative marketing strategies to further help authors achieve their literary goals. In the last couple of years, she has pushed her horizons in publishing and event coordinating with several successful author events called Indie Mashup. Along with her passion for marketing, her obvious obsession for books has allowed Tiffany to become a pivotal reference expert in editorial publishing. Authors are guided in an extensive, hands-on approach as she edits their manuscript, molding it into a beautifully polished novel.
Deena Rae is the Digital Director of The Book Connection and owner of E-BookBuilders. With 20 years in the background of professional independent publishing, she took the plunge and decided to do it full-time in an effort to help move The Book Connection into the e-publishing arena. As a formatter who uses HTML, she has made E-Book Builders the company to depend on for difficult-to-format manuscripts and non-fiction. Even with a multitude of best-selling authors on her client list, she is more than prepared to take a new author and show them the process and answer any questions an aspiring author might have.


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Spotlight: A Sudden Terror by Cristina Isabel

Book Title: A Sudden Terror (Volume One)
Author: Cristina Isabel
Book Type: Horror Novelette
ISBN-13: 978-151228994
Word Count: 11,679
Page Count: 74 Pages
Publishing Date: October 2016

Book Synopsis (3 stories)

No Eyes: A government project goes wrong when the surgeon hired to do a specific job takes it to the next level, taking the eyes of anyone who doesn’t see things his way.
Highly Alarming: A rave party turns out to have the worst party favors ever – slugs!
Panicked Heartbeats: Doctors try to play God with an old man after injecting him with a serum that makes him believe he is a cold-hearted killer of children.


Author Bio

Cristina Isabel was born in Miami, Florida and is very proud of her Hispanic heritage. She enjoys expressing herself through the written word, and from the age of 11, has been passionate about writing. Her favorite genres are horror and dark fantasy, however, she also likes science fiction, young adult and poetry. Cristina is currently working on her first fiction short story collection, while pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education at Broward College. She is also a beta reader, book reviewer and a member of the Florida Writer’s Association and Horror Writer’s Association. Cristina’s other interests are attending writing conferences, going to the movies and playing Sudoku.


Goodreads Book Link: Break the Chains, Be Freed Within
Goodreads Book Link: A Sudden Terror (Volume One)

Spotlight: Pieces of Revenge by Valia Lind

* 2015 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards Winner: Bronze, Young Adult Horror/Mystery *


A weapon. A broken life. A humanity lost.

That is all Anastasia knows, that is all that she is. As an eleven-year-old, she witnessed her family’s brutal murder and she’s been on the run ever since. She’s spent her life training and planning for the day when she can take her revenge.

Kallos Enterprises is a well respected corporation, set on improving the genetic structure of an individual. Or so they say. Anastasia knows, first hand, what kind of monsters lurk behind the pretty walls of those skyscrapers. Armed with combat skills and a beyond perfect memory, she heads to Chicago to uncover the answers to questions that plagued her for years.

After arriving in the city, she meets Logan, a boy from her past who changes all the rules. She doesn’t remember him, but he remembers her. His position at Kallos Enterprises is useful, his presence is unnerving, and he makes her question everything she knows about herself to be true. If her perfect memory can’t remember Logan, what else about her past is wrong?

Time is running out. Anastasia has nowhere to turn, but to trust the one person who’s a memory she should have, but doesn’t. With a madman threatening their every step, Anastasia and Logan must uncover the truths behind Kallos experiments and hope that the answers they find won’t destroy the world forever.


Book 1: Pieces of Revenge: Amazon: #FREE

Book 2: Scarred by Vengeance: Amazon

Book 3: Ruined in Retribution: Amazon





Author. Photographer. Artist. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, Valia Lind always had a love for the written word. She wrote her first full book on the bathroom floor of her dormitory, while procrastinating to study for her college classes. Upon graduation, she has moved her writing to more respectable places, and have found her voice in Young Adult fiction.

You can visit her online at or follow her on twitter, where she spends way too much time, @ValiaLind.







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Spotlight: Death Wind by Travis Heermann and Jim Pinto

In 1891, in the aftermath of the Wounded Knee massacre, awful nightmares and bizarre killing sprees shake the uneasy peace between the frontier town of White Pine and the Lakota on the nearby reservation.

Pioneer doctor Charles Zimmerman finds himself at the forefront of the investigation and uncovers a crawling horror the likes of which he could not imagine.

With the help of an orphaned farm girl, a smart-mouth stage robber, a beaten-down Lakota warrior, a widowed medicine woman, and Charles’ estranged father–the aging town marshal–Charles must save not only the town of White Pine but also the starving Lakota from an ancient, hungry evil.

Available on Amazon.



About the Authors

Travis Heermann is a novelist, freelancer, award-winning screenwriter, editor, poet, and a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop. His latest novel, co-authored with Jim Pinto, is the horror-Western Death Wind. Other novels include The Ronin Trilogy, The Wild Boys, and Rogues of the Black Fury, plus short fiction published or forthcoming in Apex Magazine, Alembical, Fiction River, and others. His freelance work includes contributions to theFirefly Roleplaying Game, Battletech, Legend of Five Rings, and EVE Online.



jim pinto is a 20-year veteran of the gaming industry, with numerous credits in about a dozen categories, including writing, design, development, art, and editing. He’s written everything from gaming adventures to board games to comics to screenplays to hot tub catalog copy. His latest fiasco involves a gondola, 87 conspirators, and a 19th century Masonic voting box. A multicultural savant, he knows “hello” in twenty languages, as well as most of the world’s capitals. His first book in the gaming industry was about Japanese culture, favorite novel is French, favorite movie is Chinese, favorite country is Romania, favorite food is Indian, and favorite wife is Korean. He might have also won a few ENnies, an Origins award, a Player’s Choice award from Inquest magazine, and $50 from a college fiction contest. He’s not sure. He has no children, pets, or lice. jim pinto is allergic to capital letters.


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Spotlight: The Last Day of Captain Lincoln by EXO

Captain Lincoln’s last day is the hardest day of his life. 

An old, onetime Captain of the interstellar spaceship USNAS Hope Eternal, Lincoln always knew that this day would come. For just as birthdays are carefully planned, so are deaths. And although he must reckon with his fate, this is not a somber story. It is a tale of love and sacrifice, told in the context of the most advanced civilization ever to exist—a society that has taken to the stars in an effort to save all that is best in humanity. 

Follow Lincoln through his internal struggles, his joy in having lived, and his journey to peace. 

The End is just the beginning. 


Available on Amazon.

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Spotlight: On the Origins of Speaking by Lord Walsingham

This important book examines human discourse back to the Stone Age, tracing the origins of human communication over the last six hundred thousand years, when we were only hominids in caves. It was here that our original language groups got to grips with meanings and their audible representation when taming fires. It was a cold and hostile world, and the lack of warmth led to amorous inclinations, and the need to express them in words. “Ka,” they thought echoed the strike of flint on flint, and so the tenderising of raw meat for which they had already been making “hand axes” for half a million years. It is from ka-ka for tenderising with a hand axe that our cooking comes.

Flint knapping also left a lot of waste, so ka-ka came to mean waste. The evidence for this is decoded from an exhaustive forty year research into over a hundred languages, many of them dead ones, where like flies in amber, our original Lithic (Stone Age) language roots are still embedded. This is abstracted from a major work of 600 pages, and there is nothing in it which the layman cannot easily follow.  All our languages today (over 6000) bear traces of the original meanings from the “natural” meanings of these sounds, and originated from only a few of these articulated sounds.



 “Ka, they apparently thought was echoic of the clink when flaking flints.  Flints have been flaked for well over a million years, though we do not know who by, and the first ones were not very neatly done.  The hand axes found everywhere, were first roughly and somewhat casually struck, often at a kill to butcher the meat.  They didn’t have any pockets so a hand axe had to be carried in the hand, and they were needed for weapons when hunting, or for defence when on the move.  From clink by metaphor the meaning of strike, and frm rthe hand axes struck tenderising of raw meat by striking it, ka ka, chop chop, and from tenderising meat cooking which did it for you.  Cooking comes from ka ka.  Flaking flints made lots of chips, debetage which was waste so ka ka meant waste as well.  From that comes human waste as well, caca today.  Metaphor leads to odd bedfellows.

All this evidence comes from over fifty years of research of the etymology of over a hundred languages, most of them dead languages or primitive ones, where like flies in amber our Stone Age, our original Stone Age language roots are still embedded.  There is nothing salacious in the tale.  It is linguistic history, it simply tells it as it was and is, and it is not going to go away.  There is nothing in the book which the ordinary man in the street (and his sister) cannot easily follow.  It ranks quite highly in the order of useless information; but then again it has an important indirect usage.  If you understand for the first time how all our languages today have come about, the product of human whimsy, you will be that much less likely to fall for some of the sillier alternative views of human thinking increasingly on offer by ideological placemen.”


 “On the Origins of Speaking:  The Discovery of Stone Age Meanings” by Lord Walsingham is currently available from Amazon UK in hardback, paperback, and e-book.

It is also available from Amazon US.


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Spotlight: The Grandfather Paradox by Steven Burgauer

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first watch the short video book trailer, then read the book:

The Grandfather Paradox: a time-travel story


Marooned in the present, their only hope for the future lay in the past.

But first there was still the small matter of staying alive.  The planet they were marooned on was crawling with bird-beasts, immense parrotlike carnivores that stood two meters tall, weighed upwards of fifty klogs, and had a giant scooped beak like a pelican.  They normally swallowed their prey whole, though not before crushing them to death in their vise-like jaws.

Then there were the vipers — writhing snake-like creatures armed with dozens of sucker-bearing tentacles.  They sprayed their victims with acid, then ate them while they were still alive.

But it got worse.  Much worse . . .

Now, join Andu Nehrengel and his female clone companions on an intense voyage through time.  First stop: the Civil War and the Battle of Shiloh, April 1862, one of the most horrendous land battles of all time.  Meet Mark Twain when he is still a riverboat pilot.  Journey with him north to Missouri when he joins the Confederacy.

Then it’s back to the future and on to Mars!

Available on Amazon.





It is a hot summer’s day on the pampas of central Ancòn some twenty kloms inland from the briny sea.  A herd of small, horse-like animals are grazing peacefully in the warm sun.  None of the animals are aware of the vigilant creature lurking fifty meters away in the tall grass.  This creature — the female of the species — is an aggressive hunter.  She is presently hidden from view by the lush vegetation that blankets the lower elevations.

The she-hunter is a carnivore, one that resembles a giant, oversized parrot, though much more dangerous.  She is equipped with a trim, feathered body, a pair of reptilian eyes, and a massive beak she uses to gulp down huge swaths of flesh.  The eyes are set far apart on opposite sides of her disproportionately large head.  They remain fixed at all times on the grazing herd.

The creature’s immense head sits atop a long and powerful neck.  The head swings from side to side in rapid jerks.  This is a reflex habit.  It permits the predator to keep a fix on her prey, even without benefit of stereoscopic vision.

Before long the head drops down to the level of the grass.  The creature edges forward.  But, after several meters, she seems to change her mind.  She stops, again raises her oversized head and renews her surveillance.  With cold, reptilian eyes the female bird-beast scans the herd for any sign that she has been spotted.  Seeing none, she puts her head back down again and advances further.  At a distance of perhaps thirty meters, the carnivore is ready to strike.

The creature scratches at the ground now with her claw.  She lowers her head to a large rock close by her feet.  Then she rubs her cavernous snout against the boulder.  This is instinctual behavior.  Such rubbing sharpens the beak’s bladelike edges and completes her preparations for the impending attack.  Back and forth she goes, until the beak’s edges are razor sharp.

Now the terrible bird-like beast bristles her short feathers and springs from the tall grass.  She dashes forward toward the herd at high speed propelled by a pair of long, muscular legs.  Within seconds, she is bearing down on her prey at close to seventy kloms per hour.  Her small wings, useless for flight, are extended out to the sides for balance and maneuverability.

Stricken with fright, the herd bolts in disarray as the predator bears down upon them.  Undeterred, the attacker fixes her attention on an old male.  He is lagging behind the rest of the fleeing animals.  Although the old male is running desperately fast to escape annihilation, the she-beast quickly gains on him.  Only moments later, she is at his side.

Now, with a stunning sideswipe of her powerful left foot, the attacker knocks her prey off balance.  She seizes the fallen male in her massive beak and beats the hapless animal against the ground with repeated swinging motions of her giant head.  All too quickly the victim succumbs and the attacker swallows the limp body whole.  It is an impressive feat, even when one considers the bird-beast’s meter-long head and nearly as wide gape of her beak.

With stomach bulging, the gorged predator lumbers slowly back to her round nest of twigs in the nearby grass, where she resumes incubating her eggs.  There are two eggs in the nest, each roughly the size of a basketball.

She squats down upon the eggs and, like a good mother, grunts with satisfaction.  Something approaching a contented smile erupts on her giant, parrotlike face. Continue reading

Spotlight: Timecrack by William Long

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Timecracks act as passageways to other dimensions. They have existed since the creation of time, and when one arrives during a storm at the newly discovered pyramid site in the Yucatan jungle, it’s the beginning of a nightmare journey into another world for archaeologist, Malcolm Kinross and his wife, Lucy.

And when another timecrack strikes the secretive energy facility in New Mexico, their sons, Archie and Richard, along with their tutor, Marjorie, and their uncle, Professor John Strawbridge, all find themselves thrust into the same world of New Arrivals, ancient warring tribes and deadly enemies.

Richard is endowed with the ability to ‘see’ beyond his own world. Can he help Archie to find their parents, and help the scientists at Mount Tengi to find a way for all of them to return home, and can he escape the clutches of the mad high priest, Prince Lotane?



 “It had come true – the warning given by old Mateo, the shaman in his village, the day Dr Kinross had arrived looking for workers to help him excavate the area around the ancient pyramid. Mateo, who rarely spoke to anyone, had been troubled and had warned Kinross and the villagers:

Beware the anger of the Gods. Those who would take from them, they also will be taken.’

 The young mestizos had ignored the old shaman. They said they were good Catholics and no longer listened to such nonsense. Besides, they would be well paid for their labour, and was this not more important to their families? Now some of them lay dead, and the doctor and his wife had disappeared.

As he prepared to leave the sacred grounds, Manuel prayed that the gods would not be too unkind to the doctor and his wife. Little did he know that Malcolm and Lucy Kinross had embarked on a very strange journey that few would have believed.”


 Press & Author reviews:

 William Long’s Timecrack is a good old-fashioned science fiction romp in the true spirit of the father of the genre, HG Wells. This dizzying Boys-Own adventure escapade through the wormholes of time and space will have you gripped right to the last with its fantastical vistas of new exotic worlds and ancient civilisations.

M McCullough Daily Mirror


A rollercoaster Sci-Fi adventure that flings the reader headlong into other worlds that are all the more unnerving because they blend the fantastic with the familiar. You catch yourself thinking – somewhere in our past or our future this might actually be happening. A novel that awakens the young adventurer in all of us.

                                                       Karen Maitland  Best-selling author


 Amazon reviews:

5.0 out of 5 stars  Great Story!

By Paloma Fraile on 14 Aug. 2014

Format: Paperback

Really pleasant to read and very absorbing. I can’t wait for the next book in the series.


5.0 out of 5 stars  Great first book!

By Padsta on 16 Sept. 2014

Format: Kindle Edition

This is one of those books you can’t put down – each chapter keeps you wanting more!


5.0 out of 5 stars  Five Stars

By LindaMcConnell on 26 Oct. 2014

Format: Hardcover

Gripping book great for teens and adults it kept me turning the pages.


5.0 out of 5 stars  My son loved this book!

By Mariana Szebrat on 25 Aug. 2014

Format: Paperback

My son really enjoyed Timecrack.  I suggest checking it out!



“Timecrack” by William Long is currently available from Amazon UK in hardback, paperback, and e-book.

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Spotlight: Me and My Bully by Gemma Sarsfield

“Me and My Bully” is a true story about an individual’s fight to gain control and autonomy over her ADHD, OCD and self-harming, conditions which so frequently resulted in feelings of despair, helplessness and the belief that suicide was the only solution.

Experience Gemma’s journey as she shows you the ‘mountains’ she climbed and ‘storms’ she survived simply to realise that searching for a solution was not the answer, what she should have been searching for were strategies.

Do you face challenges in your life? Do you know someone else who faces challenges in their life? If so, maybe you will find strategies in here that could help you or others. When in despair, anything positive or productive is worth a shot; you have nothing to lose from trying but everything to gain.



 “Following 4 years of college I left for university where I stayed in halls for my first year. It was at this point in my life my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) really came to the surface, as far as I was concerned though I was living my life just as everyone else did. My room was spotless – I always made sure of that. No-one could come in as they would contaminate it. If the odd person did come in, temporarily, (a very rare occurrence as I went to others rooms instead) they could not wear their shoes and they had to sit on the floor; not on my bed or on my chair. This only happened once anyway! Most of my spare time was spent in the gym or sports hall. I kept my pots in my room, as I did not want to contaminate them from germs in the kitchen. When they were used I washed them immediately and put them straight back in my room before eating my tea, which would end up cold by the time I had washed up, in my room, alone….

….I was to embark on a journey I would never have anticipated. Thus, it was the start of a journey consisting of some of my toughest trials which so frequently saw me on the brink of suicide. I truly hope that the story I am about to share with you will motivate and maybe even inspire others who are facing the similar challenges to stay strong and persist. The road towards recovery is long, bumpy and contains many hurdles but it does get better. I can promise you that. You may not always see the destination during the journey but eventually the fog does lift and you end up arriving. So, sit tight, my journey is about to start. Welcome to my world and enjoy the ride!”


 Amazon reviews:

5.0 out of 5 stars  Five Stars

By Sarah Watson on 22 Aug. 2014

Great, inspiring book!


5.0 out of 5 stars  Five Stars

By Nicola Clare Eastwood on 8 July 2015

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A wonderful inspiring book. I laughed and cried.



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Spotlight: Searching For Sodye by A.M. Mensah

A.M. Mensah has written a semi-autobiographical novel, depicting the care homes in the 1950’s and 1960’s England. The novel is from the perspective of mixed-raced children of African and Irish heritage. The book tells a child’s story of loss and abandonment as well as their struggles of self-preservation alone without parental support. At the time of flourishing 1960’s pop culture, two young girls are brought up by strict Roman Catholic nuns. In order to escape their traumatic upbringing, they travel to Franco’s Spain where the USA military were based during the Vietnam War. This is a search of two children ultimately seeking their own self-identity and self-determination and the dramatic outcomes of their separate lives.




 “They could never pronounce my sister’s name correctly. I concluded this truth to myself after being informed by the voice at the other end of the telephone that Sue had died. African names were not that familiar when we were born in the 1950’s.

“She fell down the stairs this morning and broke her neck,” said the woman, after I had come out of the kitchen, to answer the telephone. I was tempted to let the telephone ring but as the ring tone did not stop, I guessed the caller was determined to speak to me.

At the time I was not sure if I heard the fatal message correctly.  The words seemed to take on a life of their own. They seem to echo back on themselves and persistently rebounded about in my mind. Each word just floated around in my head. There was no coherent meaning at all. Only words, unremittingly ricocheted around in my head. When the words finally made sense, I was shocked and deeply saddened by the death of my younger sister. All through Sue’s life no one could pronounce her name correctly; not even Sue.”



Amazon reviews:

5.0 out of 5 stars  Eye opening and intriguing read

By Zara611 on 30 Jan. 2014

Format: Paperback

This novel was a very intriguing read and changes the way you perceive humans and human behaviour. The author has been able to capture me as a reader with the use of cliff hangers and a personal story. The novel is tear-jerking but there is also a sense of humour to balance it. It was a very enjoyable read!


 5.0 out of 5 stars  Unique insight into life in ever more cosmopolitan world

By Lucyw82 on 28 Jan. 2014

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase

Through a personal journey the author shows the struggles and heights of life as it affects minorities and the whole of us in general.



“Searching for Sodye” by A. M. Mensah is currently from Amazon UK in hardback, paperback, and e-book.

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