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Monday, May 22, 2017

New Release: Critical Point

I'm super excited to announce Critical Point has been released. This is the second book of the Metal Girls trilogy and it's hot!






After an apprenticeship in Germany, Piper Brennan finally returns home. She had extended her trip in an attempt to avoid Van, her purely one-sided crush. Piper had loved Van for over a decade; she’d have to get over him eventually. They had argued constantly before she had left. However, now that she’d returned, she had a studio to open and life to begin. As long as her nosey sisters didn’t interfere, she wouldn’t have to see Van ever again.

Van didn’t mean to drive Piper away. Every time he tried to apologize, it only led to another fight. Learning that Piper had returned was bittersweet. While she was home and safe, she didn’t come to work, which could only mean she didn’t want to see him. He’d give her space, if only her sisters would do the same.

However, working for the Brennan family, Van quickly finds himself ensnared in the sisters’ puppet strings. As Van tries to thwart their plans, he discovers a separate and more sinister plot emerging. The bratva, who had threatened the Brennans’ lives two years ago, weren’t through with them yet. Their newest target is the youngest Brennan: Piper. Van knows Piper wants nothing to do with him, but she can no longer avoid him. He'll make sure she remains safe. However, the longer he watches over her, the more he realizes their friendship will never be the same again. He wants more, but is it too late?

Yay!
Find you copy today here!
P.S. If you haven't read the first book, check it out here!
P.P.S. I just returned from the WisRWA conference in Green Bay. I came back loaded with giveaways. Make sure to watch my Facebook page for great prizes. We're talking books galore and a Kindle!!! First giveaway will happen this week.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Interview with Cindy Tomamichel about her debut release, DRUID'S PORTAL


Lexi: Please welcome debut author Cindy Tomamichel!

What are you most excited about in this new release?

Cindy: Druid’s Portal is my first published novel, so it has been an amazing rollercoaster of learning so many new things. I have also met so many great new author friends in the whole process, which was an unexpected bonus.

Lexi: Which authors inspire(d) you?

Cindy: I am a long time reader of boy’s own adventure stories, with authors such as RE Howard (Conan), Henry Rider Haggard and Edgar Rice Burroughs. I also love sci fi, such as Robert Heinlein, Harry Harrison and Andre Norton for creating worlds of pure imagination. I also enjoy high action modern authors such as Peter O’Donnell (Modesty Blaise) and Andy McDermott.

Lexi: Now that you have this first one under your belt, what are you working on now?

Cindy: The second in the series of Druid’s Portal, as well as doing some editing on some other novels in the hopes of getting them published. Oh, and some short stories for some upcoming anthology collections.

Lexi: Why did you choose this sub-genre of romance?

Cindy: I prefer a fantasy element to my writing, and time travel can provide that if you use – as I did- a magical pendant, and involved ancient goddesses as well. I also enjoy the contrast with actual facts and a twist of fantasy, and you can see it through the eyes of a modern day heroine.

Lexi: What has been the best piece of advice you ever received for your writing career?

Cindy: The quote ‘Writer’s write’ I believe is a good one. Just sit down and do it. Don’t get sucked into the hype of the writer’s lifestyle, or talking about what you could be writing, or pretending research is writing. There must be words on the page.

Lexi: How long did it take you to write your most recent release? Why?

Cindy: I write many of my novels during Nano- Write a Novel in November – so the first draft takes me November and half of December to finish. However, Druid’s Portal took longer as it wasn’t a Nano, and I had a mix of dream sequences, flashbacks and time travel. It was terribly hard to sort out so it made sense. So Druid’s Portal took over a year, and I learnt many lessons about my own writing and editing during that time.

Lexi: Cindy, thank you so much for visiting Happily Ever After Thoughts :-) 

Be sure to check out the blurb and short excerpt of Cindy's debut novel!

Blurb of Druid’s Portal
A portal closed for 2,000 years.
An ancient religion twisted by modern greed.
A love that crosses the centuries.
An ancient druid pendant shows archaeologist Janet visions of Roman soldier Trajan. The visions are of danger, death, and love – are they a promise or a curse?
Her fiancé Daman hurts and abandons her before the wedding, her beloved museum is ransacked, and a robed man vanishes before her eyes. Haunted by visions of a time she knows long gone, Janet teeters on the edge of a breakdown.
In the shadow of Hadrian’s Wall and 2,000 years back in time, Janet’s past and present collide. Daman has vowed to drive the invaders from the shores of Britain, and march his barbarian hordes to Rome. Trajan swears vengeance against the man who threatens both his loves - Janet and the Empire.
Time is running out - for everyone. 

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Excerpt from Druid’s Portal:
Danger. Around her the grey void echoed with screams of hatred and of death that pounded in her ears. She was in a battlefield, surrounded by the misty shapes of men as they bellowed in agony, and she choked as the smell of blood smothered her. A tall shadow filled her vision. Right in front of her a shadowy figure raised a sword, and she cried out and fell to her knees.
Death and danger.
And love.
The grey void vanished, and Janet opened her eyes. She shook her head. It had been the impression of a moment, but death, danger, and love seemed intertwined in a way she could neither explain nor fathom. 

About Cindy:
Cindy Tomamichel is a writer of action adventure romance novels, spanning time travel, sci fi, fantasy and paranormal genres. They all have something in common – swordfights! The heroines don’t wait to be rescued, and the heroes earn that title the hard way. 

Cindy’s recent published work includes winning a fractured fairy tale competition with a twist on the Rapunzel story. The fundraising event Madwomen Monologues has presented two of her monologues on stage. She also has poetry and short stories in two anthologies by Rhetoric Askew.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

MIND: THE BEGINNING by Jenn Nixon

Mind: The Beginning  
by Jenn Nixon

After Dina Ranger loses telepathic contact with her brother, she breaks into his apartment and stumbles onto a special government unit responsible for monitoring the psychic population. She’s offered a job where she can use her psionic gifts to help people.

Stranded on earth over a hundred years ago, Liam of Shria is searching for a metal needed to repair his ship when he finds Dina, a telepathic investigator, and narrowly saves her from an exploding alien pod. Together, they uncover a plot to rebuild an ancient weapon and discover the truth behind Dina’s abilities while unlocking dangerous secrets about the alien presence on earth.

Can they stop a powerful weapon meant to enslave the human race? Can their relationship survive the secrets of the past or will it tear them apart?

Purchase Link 99¢   
 
About Jenn:  
Jenn’s love of writing started the year she received her first diary and Nancy Drew novel. Throughout her teenage years, she kept a diary of her personal thoughts and feelings but graduated from Nancy Drew to other mystery suspense novels.

Jenn often adds a thriller and suspense element to anything she writes be it Romance, Science Fiction, or Fantasy. When not writing, she spends her time reading, observing pop culture, playing with her two dogs, and working on various charitable projects in her home state of New Jersey.

Past Release: Romantic Suspense, Lucky’s Charm