Friday, October 20, 2017

The Watcher King

This is no ordinary kingdom. Therefore, it must have an extraordinary king!

If you love fantasy, mixed with a little horror, Malatthias Sonoseth will take you on an epic journey through the dark shifting forest with seductive, but undead creatures, and to the edge of the Cerulean Sea where worlds and time collide.
Malatthias, after the death of his father, suddenly finds himself the new Watcher King—a king who is not bound to his physical realm or time—a position he had not counted on for at least another 30 years. And something is eerily wrong. Ever since the violent invasion of the Nephilim, the forest seems to be dying, waters of the rivers are turning bitter, and the land is sinking.

Yahweh’s holy Warriors, who will arouse within Malatthias the Watcher powers he has inherited, have come to keep him in line, but will that backfire on them all? And just to complicate the matter the young Watcher King can’t decide between the love of a sultry shepherdess or the mysterious teenager raised by the Eldrids, the ancient Warrior Prophets.
Take this fantastical journey with the young Watcher King and unite the fragmented kingdoms of Pa’raGhon to search out, annihilate, and destroy the unwanted.
Deborah isn't famous for anything ... yet. Might be she's not looking for fame. It's kind of scary, you know? Too many public engagements. She writes a lot of weird, creepy stuff and tends to scare herself as well as innocent family members. A string of Christmas lights stays on right outside her bedroom door. It's better than a night light and easier to explain.

She was born in Hollandia, New Guinea (which apparently belongs to Indonesia now) in 1959. Her parents (a clothes designer and a pastor) traveled from New Guinea (by a US C-130 Hercules cargo plane, or some version thereof) to the Kingdom of the Netherlands where they stayed for a few cold years. Then they boarded the Ship of Maasdam and sailed round the Cape of Good Hope to Australia. After 12 years in Queensland she somehow found herself en route to Washington State in the USA. But she is now firmly, and sort of happily, planted in SoCal.
Deborah writes about writing and such on her blog Alten Ink: She loves to help newbie writers who are even more clueless than she is. Not really, we all have something to contribute, right? Trust me, we do.
She's more at home on her personal blog The Watchers: All Eyes Are On Him at because she gets to create poetry and creepy flash fiction. Mrs. Shackles visits quite often.
For the most part she spends her days blogging, editing, formatting, writing (mostly spec fiction: fantasy, sci/fi, horror) and publishing ... and she also swims a lot of laps because she eats way too much chocolate, bacon, and Jellie Bellies.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Through the Storm (The Solar Storms Saga Book 1)

 An immense storm on the sun has flung four coronal mass ejections at the Earth.
That’s the news Neal Evans hears while hundreds of miles from home at a conference in Nevada. Will it cause only beautiful auroras to dance across the night sky or plunge technology back a hundred years? As politicians and scientists debate, Neal drives north toward home.
On the family farm, Drake Evans is a happy high school freshman. Instead of staying home with his younger brother, Conner Evans has gone hunting. So, it’s party time for Drake!
As the world descends into darkness, Neal and Conner must confront panic, hunger, and fear on their long journeys home. Drake, alone on the farm, must become a man even before he unravels his teen years.
Kyle Pratt is a bestselling author of speculative fiction. His latest full-length novel, Braving the Storms, is the third book in the Strengthen What Remains series.
Through Many Fires, the first book in the post-apocalyptic series was released in paperback, Kindle and on Audible in August 2013. Within two weeks the novel appeared on the Kindle Science Fiction Post-Apocalyptic list, reaching #10, and reached #1 on the list on December 2, 2014. Through Many Fires has earned its way to the #1 spot on the Kindle Dystopian and Military list, and #39 on the Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense list.
Kyle grew up in the mountains of Colorado and earned an Associate in Arts degree from Mesa State College in Grand Junction. When money for college ran low he enlisted in the United States Navy as a Cryptologic Technician. "I thought I would do four years and then use my veteran's benefits to go back to college," he once said.
His first assignment was with a U.S. Navy unit at the Royal Air Force base in Edzell, Scotland. While on leave in Israel he met Lorraine from Plymouth, Devon, England and married her the next year. Together they spent the remainder of his twenty-year naval career traveling across the United States from Virginia to Hawaii and on to Guam, Japan and beyond.
Even before he retired from the service he wrote short stories. In July of 2012 his debut novel, Titan Encounter, a science fiction space adventure, came out on Kindle and later in paperback. His second book, Final Duty - The Speculative Fiction Novelette was released in January of 2013.
Today, Kyle and Lorraine live on a small farm in Western Washington State. 
Twitter:  @kyleonkindle

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Under His Wings

 Under His Wings is a bestselling devotional collection of real-life bird encounters enjoyed by the author. Joy had no idea when she moved from the city to the country that God was going to express His love for her and all of us in so many tender moments. You don’t have to be a birdwatcher to enjoy the stories or the life-changing truths in this delightful book.
Joy DeKok
I love words, and enjoy reading them as much as I do writing. My journey into both began when I was four and taught myself how to read. Somehow, I'd noticed the white space between the words she read and realized that's how to know where one word ended and another started. I listened to her say the words as I looked at each one. One day, I just "got" it. When she found me reading to my dolls and stuffed animals, she thought I'd memorized the stories, but handed me a new book and I could read most of it on my own.
That's when I started dreaming about putting my own words on the pages.
Later, I fell in love with libraries, paper, pencils, and pens. With my small weekly allowance (for cleaning my room or helping dust) I'd visit Ben Franklin or Woolworth's, and buy a new tablet, notebook, or pencil. I remember the day when I was allowed to buy a set of Bic ball point pens - oh my goodness! I had blue, black, red, and green to choose from and contained ink - a really big deal to me. It was like graduation day.
Twitter:  @JoyEDeKok

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Starlight Serenade

 The Englishman would look back one day and blame it all on Jazz…
Flagstaff, Arizona 1930. Full-time Astronomer, and part-time sharp dresser Julian Dyson didn’t discover Pluto but he does discover a nasty case of self-righteousness when a former Ziegfeld Girl’s folly threatens his good name.
Broadway understudy Clara Longworth and her peculiar younger brother are on their way to a new life in Hollywood when they are stranded along Route 66. Clara is asked to fill in as nightclub entertainment, but her good intentions set her up as accomplice in the blackmailing of a government man who makes the real thugs look classy.
Until Julian and Clara put their heads together for more than dancing the Black Bottom, their big-as-the-night-sky dreams are on target to fail. Maybe they need a telescope to see what’s right in front of their starry eyes.
Debra E. Marvin 
tries not to run too far from real life but the imagination born out of being an only child has a powerful draw. Besides, the voices in her head tend to agree with all the sensible things she says. She'd like to live a wee bit closer to her grandchildren, but is thankful that God is in control, that He chooses to bless us despite ourselves and that He has a sense of humor.
Other than writing light-hearted romances and gritty gothics, she has rather normal obsessions such as fabric, peanut butter, vacations, British dramas, and whatever mystery series she's currently stuck on. 
Twitter: @DebraEMarvin

Monday, October 9, 2017

The Hideaway

Now a USA Today and Amazon Charts Bestseller!
“A story both powerful and enchanting: a don’t-miss novel in the greatest southern traditions of storytelling.” —Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author
When her grandmother’s will wrenches Sara back home, she learns more about Margaret Van Buren in the wake of her death than she ever knew in life.
After her last remaining family member dies, Sara Jenkins goes home to The Hideaway, her grandmother Mags’s ramshackle B&B in Sweet Bay, Alabama. She intends to quickly tie up loose ends then return to her busy life and thriving antique shop in New Orleans. Instead, she learns Mags has willed The Hideaway to her and charged her with renovating it—no small task considering her grandmother’s best friends, a motley crew of senior citizens, still live there.
Rather than hurrying back to New Orleans, Sara stays in Sweet Bay and begins the biggest house-rehabbing project of her career. Amid drywall dust, old memories, and a charming contractor, she discovers that slipping back into life at The Hideaway is easier than she expected.
Then she discovers a box Mags left in the attic with clues to a life Sara never imagined for her grandmother. With help from Mags’s friends, Sara begins to piece together the mysterious life of bravery, passion, and choices that changed her grandmother’s destiny in both marvelous and devastating ways.
When an opportunistic land developer threatens to seize The Hideaway, Sara is forced to make a choice—stay in Sweet Bay and fight for the house and the people she’s grown to love or leave again and return to her successful but solitary life in New Orleans.
“Two endearing heroines and their poignant storylines of love lost and found make this the perfect book for an afternoon on the back porch with a glass of sweet tea.” —Karen White, New York Times bestselling author.

About the Author

Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Lauren K. Denton now lives with her husband and two daughters in Homewood, just outside Birmingham. In addition to her fiction, she writes a monthly newspaper column about life, faith, and how funny (and hard) it is to be a parent. On any given day, she’d rather be at the beach with her family and a stack of books. The Hideaway is her first novel. Links

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Caregiving Season

 Caring for elderly parents is challenging. It’s a season of life that requires grace and strength that can only come from God. In The Caregiving Season, Jane Daly shares personal caregiving stories, offering practical advice to help you honor your aging parents well and deepen your personal relationship with Christ along the journey.
Jane Daly
Writing this was an emotional journey. I was finally able to grieve my father's passing, and I gleaned more appreciation for the impact his life had on me. It also helped me mend old wounds from on of my brothers. I hope you receive hope from my story. 
Twitter: @queenjanedaly

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Lamb of God: Inspirational Story And Journal For Children

 A lost lamb, a cross, and a conversation with Jesus are the components in this touching, poetic message of forgiveness, mercy, love, and the Savior's ultimate act of sacrifice. Lamb of God is geared towards ages seven through nine, or second through fourth grades, and includes bible verses to learn, as well as journal pages for young ones to write their thoughts and prayers. The sketches are black and white to purposely have children concentrate on the story itself and the important message contained within it. However, children can color the sketches if they so choose. There is also plenty of space on the story pages for doodling. A great way to introduce children to the art of journaling without it being overwhelming.
SAVING ALESSANDRA is the debut novel for Christian writer, Christine Maria Jahn. Her love of words began as a young girl during daily sessions of crossword puzzles with her father. Her passion for the written word grew to include poetry in high school, and further still with late eighteenth through early nineteenth century historical fiction during her time in college. With the encouragement of her grown daughters, Ms. Jahn set her own pen to paper.
Ms. Jahn currently resides in Virginia, where she is currently working on two sequels to SAVING ALESSANDRA. She is also the author of two early reader books for children titled, CHILD OF MINE and CHILD OF GOD. Her third children's book, LAMB OF GOD, is an inspirational story and beginning journal for ages seven through nine. Release date is slated for end of February/beginning of March 2017. Royalties from the sale of her children's books are used to send copies to missionaries around the world and to church nurseries within the United States. 
Twitter: @Christine9163