Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
--Baron Manfred Von Richtofen

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

One Word Interview with Crystal Collier

Today we welcome Crystal Collier, author of Moonless, to the writing chair. Thanks for coming today, Crystal!

Zombie apocalypse! What fictional character do you most want by your side?

Oh, yeah. He'd be a good choice!
What trait do you share in common with your MC.
Facing my fears

An excellent quality to possess.
What historical figure would you most like to have lunch with?
Benjamin Franklin 

I'll bet he would be quite entertaining. Great choice!
You’re having your favorite author over for dinner. What are you serving?
Cheese soufflé

That sounds delicious.
You've been set down in the middle of your latest book. Weapon of choice?
Kiren’s pendant

A pendant, huh? Sounds intriguing.

Thanks so much for being with us, Crystal!

Crystal Collier is a former composer/writer for Black Diamond Productions. She can be found practicing her brother-induced ninja skills while teaching children or madly typing about fantastic and impossible creatures. She has lived from coast to coast and now calls Florida home with her creative husband, three littles, and “friend” (a.k.a. the zombie locked in her closet). Secretly, she dreams of world domination and a bottomless supply of cheese. You can find her on her blog and Facebook, or follow her on Twitter.

MOONLESS: Jane Eyre meets Supernatural.

Alexia’s nightmares become reality: a dead baron, red-eyed wraiths, and forbidden love with a man hunted by these creatures. After an attack close to home, Alexia realizes she cannot keep one foot in her old life and one in this new world. To protect her family she must either be sold into a loveless marriage, or escape with her beloved and risk becoming one of the Soulless.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Bloodlust Cover Reveal!

Today is the cover reveal for Nicole Zoltack's latest, Bloodlust. (You can read her One Word Interview here.) Take it away Nicole!

Hi, everyone! Nicole Zoltack here and I'm so happy to share with you the cover for my upcoming release.

Isn't it just beautiful? And it's perfect for the story.

Here's the blurb for BLOODLUST, a NA epic fantasy romance.

In a world torn by prejudice and hatred, six races struggled for supremacy.


Barbarian-Princess Ivy is unwilling to allow her father to provoke the other races into war and forms an unlikely alliance with Lukor the goliath to save her people from utter destruction.


Unbeknownst to her, Lukor blames the barbarians for murdering his sister and plans on sabotaging her goal.


Almost despite each other, they grow to respect each other on their journey to decode secret messages from the trolls. But nothing Ivy can do will prevent the war as her father is blinded by Bloodlust and incites it himself. Not even killing him and becoming Barbaroness can stop the tide. And when Bloodlust claims Ivy, forcing her to kill everyone in her path, she must make a choice to destroy even Lukor, who she may have started to fall for and him in return.

The cover is so fitting, am I right?

The story will be released on February 24th. Ack! So excited. I'd love for you to share this and I'd even kiss you if you add it on Goodreads.

What do you think about the cover? The blurb? Does it sound like something you'd like to read?

Nicole Zoltack loves to write in many genres, especially fantasy romance. When she's not writing about knights, superheroes, or zombies, she loves to spend time with her loving husband and three energetic boys. She enjoys riding horses (pretending they're unicorns!) and going to the PA Renaissance Faire, dress in garb. She'll also read anything she can get her hands on. To learn more about Nicole and her writing, visit her blog.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

One Word Interview with Annalisa Crawford

Today, we welcome Annalisa Crawford, author of Cat and the Dreamer, and That Sadie Thing, to the writing chair! Take it away, Annalisa

The house is on fire! Aside from your children, what would you grab first?
My fountain pen.

You are a wise woman.

You're performing on Broadway. What show are you in?
(Imagine me singing) Don't cry for me Argentiiiiiina!

What's your dream romantic getaway spot?

Oh, yes. Anywhere in Italy is good for me.
What historical figure would you most like to have lunch with?
Jane Austen

Fun! I want to come to.

We're holding a banquet in honor of your awesomeness. What are we serving for dessert?
Chocolate cheesecake!

Now, there's a type of cheesecake I can live with!

I live in Cornwall UK, with a good supply of beaches and moorland right on my doorstep. I live with my husband, two boys, a dog and a cat. Despite my location. I neither surf nor sail, and have never had any inclination to try. I much prefer walking along a deserted beach and listening to the waves crashing over rocks. For this reason, I really love the beach in the winter!

Cat and the Dreamer:
As a teenager, Julia survived a suicide pact, while her best friend Rachel died. Julia’s only escape from her
guilt, and her mother’s over-protection, is her imagination. When Adam arrives in the office, Julia’s world takes a startling turn as she realises reality can be much more fun than fantasy. Finally she has someone who can help her make the most of her life. But can she allow herself to be truly happy?

That Sadie Thing:
That Sadie Thing and other stories is an intense and emotional journey through the relationships that define our lives: a couple breaking up on a rainy night; a woman finding comfort from eating lunch as her best friend lies in hospital; a runaway longing to go home; a teenager oppressed by her father, and many more. All of the characters in this collection are struggling to find their place in the world, attempting to find connections that matter with the people around them, however fleeting. This is a dark, unsettling yet memorable collection.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Ransomed Returning online launch party!

Today we are celebrating the release of The Ransomed Returning all day long on the Defenders of the Covenant page on Facebook!

Roomies: A Defenders of the Covenant short story 
Pop over and join us! There are videos, quizzes, games, prizes, and fun stuff. And everyone who parties with me today can get a free Defenders of the Covenant short story!

There will be activities all day from 10am-8pm, so come on over and say hello!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Exciting News!

I am so pleased to announce the release of  
The Ransomed Returning
Book 2 in the Defenders of the Covenant Series!

After a lifetime of comfortable slavery, freedom isn't always easy to bear. Over a year after the emancipation of Earth, Peter Halstead—older brother of Derek, the hero of the emancipation—has been delivered from his long servitude to the invaders. But reminders of his bondage remain. Black cities still dot the globe, with the alien bureaucrats still in charge. Goods are still being shipped from Earth to the alien planet Nebkiriv, but worst of all, Zion wants to negotiate a trade agreement with the cursed invaders. Peter can see only one way to come to terms with the loss of his freedom and his youth for so many years. Revenge. When Zion is struck by a rogue invader attack vessel, Peter's resolve is further hardened and he seeks out others who want revenge as much as he does. Meanwhile, Hannah, Derek, McKenzie and the rest of the defenders of Zion scramble to find the source of the attack and unravel the conspiracy behind it before Earth becomes subject to its enemies once again.

You can get it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Smashwords!

To celebrate, I am holding an online launch party next Tuesday, Feb. 11, all day long! There will be fun, prizes, free books, and virtual cookies, so come join us!

Also, in celebration of the release of Book 2, Defenders of the Covenant is currently on sale for just $2.99 for your Kindle or Nook.

Hannah and her friends have been warned about the danger lurking outside of their secret refuge from the alien invaders who devastated the Earth years before. Their leaders have raised them in the Latter-day Saint faith, teaching them to trust God, but when McKenzie and her rebellious boyfriend, Jeremy, decide to run away, Hannah and Derek follow, determined to bring their friends home. Once outside, the four teens soon realize they cannot return to the refuge without endangering everyone there. Captured, enslaved, and separated, Hannah, Derek, and McKenzie each learn the unique role they must play in liberating the Earth. The friends must battle with android soldiers and attack vessels, and face their own inner struggles to overcome the invaders. After all, not even an alien invasion can stop the work of God.