Monthly Archives: November 2014

DINA SILVER: THE UNIMAGINABLE WAS INSPIRED BY SOME FRIENDS OF MINE

Dina Silver’s The Unimaginable is part of Kindle First book program. The novel appeared in Top 20 rankings of Amazon Bestselling novels before the official release set for December 1. The readers showed great interest and rated pretty high the story (4,3 stars from 215 reviews). We’ve got a chance to make quick Q&A with our next featured author.

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– What is your next book The Unimaginable about?
– It’s a story of love and adventure on the high seas.
– How did you decide to write the story?
– I was inspired by some friends of mine who sailed around the world. It took them four years, and it’s such an incredibly brave and humbling story.
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BRIAN YANSKY: THE WRITING ENRICHES MY LIFE

Brian Yansky’s new book Utopia, Iowa is set to be released in February. We’ve got a chance to take a brief look into the novel. It’s time for our next interview.

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– Brian, What is your next book Utopia, Iowa about?
Utopia, Iowa, is a place where the people are strange and there are stranger things than people. It’s fantastical realism (a possibly made up term to indicate that it has both fantasy and realistic elements—I like both). My main character, Jack, sees ghosts—like many people in his family—but is also a somewhat typical teen with girl and family problems and a big dream—he wants to write for the movies. When two girls are murdered and both dead girls come to him for help finding their killer (remember– sees dead people), things get a bit, well, strange. He becomes a suspect in their murders and must solve them to keep from going to prison.
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AMAZON TO PUBLISH NEIL GRIMMET’S THE THRESHING CIRCLE

I received some very good news from our fellow author Neil Grimmet.
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His novel The Threshing Circle will be put on market by Amazon Publishing. The new edition of the book will be released in all forms, worldwide in May. The publisher took an option to do the same with The Hoard.
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“It’s a brilliant deal and my agent, Jon Elek, will be offering film rights shortly,” announced Neil!
Congratulations to him. It’s great that talented self-published authors received such a recognition.
Good luck, Neil!

Check out the interview with him.

Take a look at his books

The Hoard
The Threshing Circle
The Bestowing Sun

KATHY SHUKER: MY HUSBAND ENCOURAGES ME, HE DESERVES A MEDAL

Kathy Shuker’s debut book Deep Water, Thin Ice was published earlier this year. The novel received very high feedback with average 4.5 stars reviews in Amazon. Our next guest is a promising indie author. Let’s hear from her more about the book.
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– What is your debut book Deep Water, Thin Ice about?
– It’s about Alex, a thirty-eight year old classical soprano, whose husband, Simon – a well-known conductor, throws himself under an underground train in London. She’s shocked, confused and grief-stricken, unable to work. Remembering an old house in southwest England which her husband had inherited, she escapes there to lick her wounds. Her new home, once a fine manor house, is crumbling from neglect and Alex sets out to restore it. Then Theo turns up at her door, offering to help, saying he’s Simon’s cousin; Alex didn’t know Simon had a cousin. But there’s a lot she doesn’t know: about the family, about the house, and about Theo. Theo is remarkably like Simon and Alex welcomes him into her life. How long will it be before she realises she’s making a fatal mistake?
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IT’S TIME FOR SOME HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING

Today is one of the most important moments of Bulgarian boxing history. Heavyweight Kubrat Pulev (20-0, 11 KO) will challenge the current champion Wladimir Klitschko (62-3, 52 KO). The fight will take place at sold out “O2 World” in Hamburg.

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I will be honored to be a commentator of the fight for Bulgarian Nova TV. It’s probably the biggest opportunity of my career as TV announcer. After 10-years of calling the action for different televisions as Eurosport Bulgaria, Nova Sport, Diema, TV+, Film + and TV 7 now I will be a witness of something special.

We know each other with Kubrat Pulev since a long time. I took the first interview he ever gave back in 2001 for the newspaper I worked for – Monitor. He developed as a fine boxer, made great amateur and professional career, and is ready to become a world champion.
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Kubrat will give everything to dethrone one of the greatest heavyweight boxers in the history of the sport. Let’s wish him a good luck.

RYAN QUINN: I TREAT WRITING THE SAME WAY I TREAT RUNNING

Ryan Quinn’s second book End of Secrets became a big hit three weeks before its official release. The novel made a Top 10 move to Kindle Amazon Bestselling list and even spent some moments as number 1. Our next guest will be a real nice guest for every journalistic article. We’ve got a chance to speak with one future star in writing.

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– Ryan, welcome to the blog. What is your next book End of Secrets about?
– I’ve always found this to be one of the hardest questions for an author to answer, simply because after hundreds of hours spent developing, thinking about, writing, and revising a novel, I’m just way too close to it. I pretty much get tongue-tied when I try to boil it down to a sentence or two.
But this question is, in fact, a totally reasonable one! So I’ll say this: On its surface, End of Secrets is a thriller that takes place in the very present-day world of cyberespionage, big data, and surveillance. Specifically, it’s about a covert agent, Kera Mersal, who has no idea what she’s getting into when she’s assigned to investigate the mysterious disappearances of several popular artists. I hope there’s a few extra layers of depth buried beneath the superficial “thriller” label, but I’ll leave that up to readers to discover and judge for themselves.
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DONALD WILSON II: I’M WORKING ON THE CROSS ROADS SEQUEL

It’s always a pleasure to have debuting authors as guests on our blog. Donald Wilson II released in August his book Cross Roads. Let’s her from the writer himself more about his book.
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– What is your book Cross Roads about?
Cross Roads is an action/adventure story about sixteen year old Shawna who learns that she is the target of a group of creatures known as the Doma. There is only one group capable of stopping them and keeping her alive. Shawn is rescued by them and soon joins their ranks. She also begins to learn more about her past, herself and what it will mean for her now that these creatures are hunting her.
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LORI SCHAFER: DEALING WITH EMOTIONS IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE

Lori Schafer’s memoir On Hearing of My Mother’s Death Six Years After It Happened is a very deep and brutal book. When I read the answers in the interview it was like something scary passed through my body. The author earned my respect for the bravery to tell such a personal things. Are you ready for some real deal life story?

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– Lori, What is your book On Hearing of My Mother’s Death Six Years After It Happened about?
On Hearing of My Mother’s Death: A Daughter’s Memoir of Mental Illness commemorates my adolescent experience of my mother’s psychosis. I was sixteen when it happened, and I watched helplessly as she became violent and dangerous, to the point where I literally feared for my life. Her fears and delusions grew so powerful that for a time she took me out of our house, and even out of school. After several botched attempts at escape, I finally succeeded in running away from home just a week after graduation, only to find myself facing months of homelessness and hunger – and the ever-present fear of her finding me again.
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ALEXI LAWLESS: PASSION IS A LIFE CALLING

Alexi Lawless’s latest novel Complicated Creatures Part Two was published few days ago. The book already received astonishing 16 out of 16 5-stars Amazon reviews. Our next featured author had another very interesting story how became a full time writer. Do you want to hear it? Sit on your chair and read the Q&A.

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– What is your last book Complicated Creatures Part Two about?
Complicated Creatures Part Two continues the story of Samantha Wyatt. It’s part international thriller, part romantic suspense, and it creates as many new questions as it answers old. The action takes place in Rio, Kabul, DC, and Chicago. It has a little bit of everything: action, romance, suspense, a love triangle, cool villains, and awesome supporting characters.
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SAMANTHA LAFANTASIE: I FIND INSPIRATION IN DREAMS

Our next guest is USA Today bestselling author Samantha LaFantasie. She is writing fantasy novels. The last one Echoes of Memories was published at the end of July. It’s time for our next portion of Q&A.

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– What is your book Echoes of Memories about?
Echoes of Memories picks up right where Made to Forget left off with Elsa struggling to piece together the mystery surrounding her missing memories and the events that lead up to her forgetting in the first place.
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