Spotlight: Beach Friends by Ann Poole

These stories are about five creatures you may come across on a day at the beach.

The book is full of bright, colourful illustrations that capture young children’s imagination.


Excerpt from the book:

 “Starfish was busy watching the people on the beach. She was wondering what some of them were carrying. They looked like large lollipop sticks. She watched them paddle their way out into the sea, then turn and wait. When a large wave came they stood up on their large lollipop sticks and had a wonderful ride into shore. Starfish would love to do that. She came out of the rock pool and picked up a real lollipop stick that she saw a little boy drop earlier. She then paddled her way out into the sea, just as she had seen the people do. Now, as a big wave approached, she felt so excited. Then she was up on the lollipop stick and riding the wave.”


Amazon review:

 5.0 out of 5 stars  Imaginative sea tales for young minds

By Wordly Traveller on 3 Mar. 2017

Format: Paperback

These are wonderful stories about the sea animals that you commonly find on beaches.

The illustrations are vivid and my young children absolutely loved them.



 “Beach Friends” by Ann Poole is currently available in hardback from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

The paperback version of this book is also available from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

The e-book version of this book will also be available soon.


Press/Media Contact Details:

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Spotlight: The Devil May Laugh by Gerry Stewart

In this, the second book of the series, the team continue their quest to enforce justice on those who have escaped from their grasp. They close the net on Napolitano’s major drugs syndicate, which has caused the deaths and heartache for many people caught in its wake. Stone leads his team into the danger zone, while continuing his personal anguish over his capabilities, judgements and morals. Despite political interference and the unexpected involvement in a potential coup in Cuba; the team must find a route through to achieve their goals of credible justice.


About the Author:

 Gerry Stewart is a former police officer in the U.K. He retired prematurely because of an injury on duty that necessitated spinal surgery. His operating style often led to postings that involved dealing regularly with violence and problem families. Early in his career, he received an award for uncovering and investigating a criminal gang that resulted in many arrests including drug supplying and abuse, burglary, car thefts, criminal damage and other related crimes.

His dedication to public service ended after two incidents. The injury received was too great, to return to full duties.

For further details about the author, see:

Facebook: Gerry.Stewart999

twitter @gerrystewart999



Excerpt from the novel:


“Cross pointed at Stone. “You know, Den, you’re not fit enough to do too much of anything yet.”

“Yeah, I will have to be careful, but at the end of the day, I don’t intend to hang about doing nothing either.”

“I guess we will have to establish a starting point, but ultimately we have to find out why you were put in such a life-threatening situation?”

“I agree, Ty, and the problem is I don’t know who to trust, including our governments.”

“As long as we can trust each other, buddy,” Cross said. “In which case, we will have to feed them with information that we want them to have, and nothing more.”

“And have you something in mind?” Stone quizzed.

“I do.”

Lozano smiled and nodded, as she stood up and pushed the chair aside. She looked at Stone and felt compelled to move closer to him, tenderly touching his face.

Stone nodded and whispered:

“I’ll be fine I promise.”

Cross winked at Stone and followed Lozano to the control room. There was work to be done.”



“Credible Justice II:  The Devil May Laugh” by Gerry Stewart is currently available in hardback and paperback from Amazon UK and the e-book version of this book will be available soon as well.

It is also available from Amazon US.



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Spotlight: A Life of Snakes and Ladders by P. Lanquai

The writer’s thoughts, feelings, comments, letters, dreams and stories have been recorded over a period of more than twenty years. Through these revelations, one can follow a coarse thread, which has, at times, been broken and tied together again.  Written in diary format, he touches on sex, religion, astronomy, astrology, birth and death, as well as a whole range of emotions; from anger and hate…to love.  Never intending this collection to be read by others, it comes across very intimately, and with a fair amount of humour. This certainly shows how the dice have fallen in his life of Snakes and Ladders.


About the Author:

 After being born, without being asked, in Braintree, Essex a long time ago (60 years nearly), the author was reluctantly educated in Southeast London then later, more happily, in Kent.

He has spent most of his life with his nose to the grindstone trying to make ends meet and would describe himself as an ‘oily rag’.

He has been married 3 times and has 3 beautiful children and delightful grandchildren.

His mercenary work-style has taken him to foreign lands near and far, and he has settled in Denmark with his latest wife and their dog ‘Whoopsie’.



“A Life of Snakes and Ladders” by P. Lanquai is currently available in paperback from Amazon UK and from Amazon US.


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Spotlight: Lifeaholic by Stephen Brocklehurst

In one year a man from England lost his £100,000 a year job, got arrested, turned 30, worked as an escort, went to Ibiza, sang “Ding Dong Merrily on High” on National TV, kissed another man, hit a sex-doll of a 19th floor balcony, slept with a celebrity, wrote a book, starred in three feature films, lost the love of his life, took over the top two floors of a building, watched the world’s best DJ at the world’s best club, ended up in court, paid £200 so an international smuggler could find his daughter, became a soldier, converted to Islam, turned gay, became a psychopath, applied for 825 jobs, got sacked, had a 4 day party, travelled the World, fled from 80 cavalry, lost his home, had a threesome, worked with the world’s greatest living film director, became a Jehovah’s Witness, hired 30 people, climbed up a hotel, hospitalised himself, and died on the streets of London. This is his story.

For more about the author of this autobiography, Stephen Brocklehurst, see:


Excerpt from the book:

 “So I’m coming back to London, and I’m armed to the teeth with several things. First up is my new MacBook, which is so the nuts I think it may actually have pubic hair. I’ll soon be able to record my own music and vocals.

Secondly is a new sense of freedom. I am returning to my city with fire in my guts. Seen the family? Check. Had a little break? Check. Sorted the flat out? Check. Time to attack film and music as you have dreamt of doing since you were a boy? Check city, babycakes.

And I’m looking forward to getting back in the new flat; the new hotspot at Studio 107 that is destined to become “The HOTHouse”.

But more on that later. I can’t wait to see the view, the East side of London (heh – I’m an East Sider now… makes me feel like I should throw up gang signs and walk like I recently stepped toe-first into a paving slab), the Olympolice, everything.

I then recall our flat is on a pre-paid meter, and is all electricity. We have no gas. OK, cool, no worries. I enter the flat and grab the prepay card, bomb it round the corner shop and ask for 40 quid’s worth. May as well light up for a week, right?”


 Amazon review:

 5 out of 5 stars  Exceptional insight into the mind of genius

By Wasteoftime on 26 April 2013

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase

I was a little wary buying this book with no reviews. But, I was interested in the eclectic life of the individual in this, clearly, semi-biographical book. I loved it from start to finish. Stephen Brocklehurst, you sir, are a genius.



“Lifeaholic” by Stephen Brocklehurst is currently available from Amazon UK in paperback and e-book.

It is also available from Amazon US.


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New Release: A Dish Best Served Cold by Tracy Baxter-Syer

A tale of friendship and Florentines, love and lard, mushrooms and malcontent.


About the Book

Zoe Parsons is the mild-mannered small town florist, recovering from a disastrous engagement to ‘Nick, the Knicker Nicker’. It unexpectedly terminated when he went to spend time at Her Majesty’s pleasure.  Three years later, Zoe seems to have managed to rebuild her life – spaniel, picket fence and all.  However, there’s something more behind this particular fence than meets the eye…. Our affable florist delivers a side-line of revenge dishes and bouquets. Designed to ‘even the score’ without waiting for karma to kick in, they’re perfect for those folk whose tales aren’t dissimilar to Zoe’s own.  However, one customer brings with him much more than just a story and an order.  Will Gelder needs a solution to his mounting debts and wayward fiancée -and fast. Could Zoe be the one to provide the answers, or will she take him out of the frying pan, and into the fire?


 Amazon reviews

 5 out of 5 stars  Brilliant book!

By JJS on 28 Jan. 2013

Format: Paperback

I have just read this book which was received as a present.

The characters are really true to life but animated in a really funny way by the author.

The story is funny and heart-warming and made me giggle all of the way through.

The humour can be quite dark at times although the theme is always humorous.

I can recommend this book as a great read and can’t wait for the next one.
Five stars from me! 🙂


5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyable book

By LM on 28 Jan. 2013

Format: Paperback

This is an excellent read, once I started to read I couldn’t stop, didn’t want to put it down.
It’s a great girly story, although I do recommend it to men too as the story is funny.
I could really relate to the female lead character who is hell bent on her own kind of revenge.
I do hope Tracy writes another book as I am waiting anxiously to read it.
This book is really highly recommended, read it!


5.0 out of 5 stars  fantastic!

By Amazon Customer on 20 Mar. 2014

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

Great characters with twists and turns. Unusual but believable storyline…. giving food for thought for those looking for revenge! Definitely worth a second read!



“A Dish Best Served Cold” by Tracy Baxter-Syer is currently available in paperback from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

The e-book version can be downloaded from Amazon UK or Amazon US.


Press/Media Contact Details:

 Darin Jewell, Managing Director
The Inspira Group Literary Agency
London, England
Tel. +44 208 292 5163



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Recent Release: Dreaming Big by Aimee E. E. Jewell

A charming book which encourages children to follow their dreams

 About the Book

This is a charming collection of short stories encouraging children to think big and encouraging them to dare to follow their dreams.

Stories in this series include a mouse who wanted to fly, the secret door that wanted to be opened, the cactus which wanted to be hugged, the mushroom that wanted to be big, the wagtail that just wanted to fly, and the book that wanted to be read.


About the Author


Aimee E. E. Jewell is nine years old and currently lives in London, England. She publishes her books with her Dad, who is a professional literary agent.

Aimee has published four books so far entitled “The Lovely Rose”, “I Like Being Me”, “The Frog and the Dog” and “Dreaming Big”.

Aimee’s favourite authors are Roald Dahl, Julia Donaldson and J K Rowling. She was especially inspired to write books for children by Julia Donaldson, author of “The Gruffalo”, whom she met at a talk at the British Library.



 “The cactus was surprised that anyone would want to talk to him because he had needles all over his body, so nobody ever wanted to touch or talk to him.  He said timidly, “My name is Mr. Crumble Fumble, and I am lonely as I feel left out, deserted, in this lovely world.  I’ve longed my whole life to be hugged, embraced and accepted by others, but nobody comes near me because I’m so prickly.”

Rebecca felt heartbroken for the cactus, and said, “What would you like more than anything else in the world?” 

“I just want to be hugged by someone soft and cuddly.”


“Dreaming Big” by Aimee E. E. Jewell is currently available in paperback at Amazon US and Amazon UK.

The e-book version can be downloaded from Amazon US or Amazon UK.



Press/Media Contact Details:

 Darin Jewell, Managing Director
The Inspira Group Literary Agency
London, England
Tel. +44 208 292 5163



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Spotlight: Keeping Kinley by Annette K. Larsen

Up for nomination on Kindle Scout.
Keeping Kinley by Annette K. Larsen

He’s noble. She’s common. It’s complicated.
Kinley is content with her common life until a chance meeting with an old friend—a noble—brings the possibility of love. Though Rylan pursues her with a charming carelessness, she doesn’t dare hope that their relationship will be accepted. When Kinley’s livelihood is threatened, she is thrust into his world as a servant, but the Rylan she encounters there isn’t the quirky friend she thought she knew. Can she trust him, or will she be forced to accept that her dreams are only that—dreams?



My breath caught as soon as he said the name and my eyes searched his features, looking for the little boy I had known in the man that stood before me. “Rylan?” I breathed and he nodded, still with that familiar grin in place. “Oh…my,” was all my idiot brain could say as I took in his fine horse and his fine clothes and his fine eyes.
I probably still had pear juice on my face.
“How are you, Miss Kinley?” he asked with the same light in his eyes that he used to have whenever he would tell me about his favorite part of a lesson.
“I am…well,” I answered in a breathless sort of stuttering. “Very well, thank you. I hope all is well with you and your family. How are Lord and Lady Baylor?”
“My father runs his business affairs with an iron fist and my mother coddles the staff, so everything is as it should be.” He grinned.
“Good.” I had to ignore the grin so that I could speak. “And Master Welsley and Tayana?”
“Welsley takes life too seriously, but is ready to take over for father at a moment’s notice. Tayana is soon to be married.”
“Good, good. That’s very good.” It was so very awkward to be standing in front of this man who had befriended me as a child. How was I supposed to act?
“And what of your family?” he asked eagerly. “It was your brother, was it not? That married…”
“Princess Ariella, yes.” No one seemed to be able to say it out loud, worried that if they were wrong, I’d somehow be offended. I was used to finishing the thought.
He gave a crooked smile. “That must have been an interesting adjustment.”
I laughed, surprised at how succinct that description was. “It was a surprise and an adventure, and I really do adore her.”
“I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting her, but everyone seems to have an opinion one way or the other.”
“I can only imagine.” While most of the common folk had accepted Ella and Gavin, I knew that the nobility had not been so easily convinced when she’d stooped to marry a commoner.
He smiled, so casual, so comfortable.
I felt the need to fill the silence. His horse bobbed its head, trying to get Rylan’s attention. I pointed to him. “And who is this?”
He reached up, stroking the horse behind its ear. “This is Apollo. Say ‘Good day,’ old man.”
The horse actually nodded its head up and down. I was reminded of Herman, who I had abandoned.
“I should go.” I gestured awkwardly down the lane. “It was a pleasure seeing you.”
“Wait, can I see you tomorrow?”
My confusion made the corner of my mouth quirk up. “Why would you do that?”
“Because I’d like to speak with you again,” he said as if it was the most normal thing in the world.
“Oh, um.” He was nobility, and I was decidedly not. “I have to get Herman. My pony, he’s—” I pointed behind me as if that would explain my inability to speak coherently, then turned to walk back the way I had come.



About the Author 

I was born in Utah, but migrated to Arizona, Missouri, and Virginia before settling in Idaho.
Though I dabbled in writing throughout school, being an author seemed like an unattainable dream. It took me seven years to write my first book, Just Ella. During that time, I taught myself how to write a novel. Not the most time effective method, but it gave me an education I wouldn’t have received from a class or a how-to book. Something about the struggle of writing without a formula or rules worked for me.
I write clean romance because I love it. Jane Eyre is the hero of my youth and taught me that clinging to your convictions will be hard, but will bring you more genuine happiness than giving in ever can.
I love chocolate, Into the Woods, ocean waves, my husband, and my five littles. And I love books that leave me with a sigh of contentment.

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New Release: Live Fast, Die Pretty by Emily Wesley Stringer

In 1934, actress Candy Carmichael was murdered. Detective Jack Vance immediately suspects her husband, movie star Rex Harper. When Rex returns from a location shoot, he finds the love of his life engaged to his long-time enemy, as well as someone trying to frame him for more murders. This prompts Rex to convince Jack of his innocence and win back the love of his life. As the mystery deepens, Jack, Rex, and those closest to them uncover deep secrets and shocking connections.
Available on Amazon.
 Watch for the sequel due to come out later this year!!

About the Author

Emily Wesley Stringer lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband and dog, Bloo. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and your friendly neighborhood millennial. You can find her drinking coffee and thinking of horrible things to do to fictional characters. 

Along with writing fiction, she runs the true crime blog
Check out her website

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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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  • 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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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)