Wednesday, December 28, 2011

What was under the tree...

Hey Lovelies!
I hope everyone had a lovely holiday season whether it was christmas, hanukkah, or even winter solstice!  Since last week and a little of the week before I was spreading the joy of book sales introducing the other authors that are in my publishing company.  I figured I would share the books I received for the holiday since everyone on Goodreads and facebook are doing that!  You guys should comment and share what you all got!
Here are some books that I'll get to read for fun!  Yes they are all sequals to books that I already have, well minus The Crucible...  However I did get TWO copies of The Frogotten Locket (Book 3 of the Hourglass Door) and I'm either going to sell it or use it for a giveaway on here ;)

 Oh! Oh! Lookie here I have joined the e-book world!  I'm still addicted to physical books, but for reviews or those books that I want that are just not available via physical book form!
Yes I realize I did not get End of the Line, Family Ties, or even Christmas Lites for christmas, but I didn't want to take apart books that were staying up!  In there is 5 screen writing books and one grammar book.  My one aunt wants me to start playing around with turning my books into screenplays, movies and such.  Could be fun :)

Friday, December 23, 2011

12th Day of Christmas! LAST DAY OF BOGO!!

Hey Lovelies!!
Today is the last day of BOGO for the discount that the list of books have than you can pick a book for free!!  I've been showing you all week books that are usually $14, $13, or so dollars, but with my publisher's deal you can get them now for $10 than a FREE book!!  If your wallet is as sad as mine I'm sure this is a deal that'll make you smile!  Here is the books:



Christmas StoriesBy Sandra Krajewski
Sandra Krajewski's Christmas Stories contains two heart warming tales of Christmas fun and tradition. In Just 7 Days Until Christmas follow the family as they count down the days until Christmas. In There's A Mouse in Our House, what happens when the traditional Christmas festivities are interrupted by a furry little intruder!



The Star of Christmas
By Bruce Sarte
For God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten son... but how did He choose the star to announce the birth of the Savior? Through this moving story of humilty and service to something bigger than ones self a holiday tradition is born! This fully illustrated story of God's servant is sure to become a staple in your holidays for years to come!





Countdown to Grandma's
by Sandra Krajewski
Enjoy the tradition and Countdown to Thanksgiving Day at Grandma's House with the whole family!

The Prophet
by Kim Dahl
After a three year search for a serial killer known as The Prophet, FBI agents Sean Sebastian and Rheta Morgan; both who have a personal reason to stop him, finally get a break and The Prophet is within their reach. Confrontation leads them to discover a secret network called the New Brotherhood and the more they find out about the New Brotherhood, the more determined they are to stop it. When The Prophet takes Rheta and Sean's sister hostage, the race is on to free them and bring down the Brotherhood.

Zombie Showdown
by Sean Sweeney
For a group of sophomores at Gardner High School, it turned out to be a class trip gone awry. For 15-year-old twins Christian and Rachel Sanderski, it was the opportunity to tell the truth. A zombie attack while the kids are on a ghost tour forces Christian to save a group of his friends. The events of the next day, though, lead to Chris and Rachel’s admission – they are the long lost descendants of a legendary gunman who once called Tombstone home. Their mother had forbidden them from saying a word about their genealogy in order to protect them. With the admission, a weight has lifted from their shoulders and, with the help of their friends, Christian and Rachel battle the zombies in a late night brawl. But when the kids are told of the coming of The Three dead cowboys their ancestor had sent to Boot Hill Cemetery, they steel themselves for the fact that they may never return home. Action and adventure, friends lost and friends found. And love, too…


NonSense
by Mark Davis
Are you tired of being lied to? Do you think our politicians and business leaders are simply looking down their collective noses at the pathetic condition of “We the people” because we are just so lacking their collective superior intellect? Do you feel these titans of intellect are the problem and not the solution? If so, give this little book with big ideas, a read and see what you as an individual feel. Nonsense is a creative, enlightening, and inspirational book for the common man. The quoted scriptures from the bible come into play breaking down similarities between Biblical times and now. From time to time we all need to look at the big picture, what is really going on in this world, stop thinking about what you are told and see things for what they really are. This book helps to open your mind and really look at what is going on around us and to learn from the mistakes of the past. For it is us, as individuals, that can make the change to make a more suitable future in which we all must live. If we as a nation can not pull ourselves together then we as a nation will fall.


Lancelot
by Steven Cross
When Lancelot’s family is destroyed and a strange wizard kidnaps him, Lancelot doesn’t know if he wants to go on living. But in her dying breath, his mother reveals to him that he is destined to be somebody special. However, when he loses his first true love to death and his second to politics, he feels as if nothing good will ever come to him. Add to that when he is possessed by three separate spirits at the same time -- all with a grudge against him things really take on a dark shading for poor Lancelot! When the two spirits who hate him team up with the one whose death he caused he finds himself thrust into the middle of a huge conflict. One that can not only destroy the Lady of the Lake, but also Camelot and another kingdom of which he has no part. When the wizard reveals to him that he is part of this kingdom that exists hundreds of years int he future Lancelot must act! With past, present, and future resting in his hands, Lancelot has to fight for his life and for the world.


Mouth to God's Ear
by Christopher Grosso
In the gritty novel Mouth to God’s Ear, God is leaving forever and it is going to be one hell of a farewell. Although 33 year old Brooklyn hospice counselor Godfrey Thorn should be enjoying the conventional pleasures of life, Godfrey (or God, as he is known) feels dead inside. So he has decided to fight with a mercenary group in an illegal war in some ‘godforsaken’ jungle in Africa. But on this, his final day before leaving for war, God says goodbye to a series of unsuspecting friends, relatives and ex-lovers. As the day turns to night, God’s narcissism escalates into a red-wake of shocking action and God soon finds himself hiding from the police and employing the very people he loathes in his escape from the country. And what’s with the mysterious cuts that have covered his hands since the morning?

Family Ties
by Ottilie Weber
Abby’s family prides itself with its knowledge of its rich family history. Unfortunately, they may be kidding themselves. While trying to survive her summer job armed only with her sarcastic wit and her best friend cory, she thinks things couldn’t get worse. But when she is kidnapped, she learns to be careful what she wishes for!

Fess Up, Jessup!
by KP Wee
J.J. Jessup, who’d been banished from the public school system for incidences of improper behavior, received a fresh start teaching at a private school for young adults.However, could a leopard change his spots? Could Jessup keep his hands off his new unsuspecting students?His boss, Joe, who knew about Jessup’s concealed past, warned him not to get involved with a bubbly, attractive 21-year-old student named Hye Yeong. Why was Joe so protective of that particular student? And why did Larry, who also worked in the school and was already in his 40’s, carry a picture of her secretly?Other than Jessup’s past, what other secrets were there at Westside International?Jessup was determined to find out how Hye Yeong was connected to both men, and to be with her…Fess Up, Jessup also contains the short-stories: Catching Eva and Mission at the J.This book also contains two other short stories, titled "Mission at the J." and "Catching Eva."

 
Bump in the Night 2011
Each year Bucks County Publishing brings you a collection of stories that will chill your bones and rattle your spine! Stories including a story written by a brain, nightmares that could come true, two brothers trapped in a foreign land, soccer playing zombies, talking poultry, bloody holiday cheer, an elevator from... and to hell plus a kidnapping psycho friend. So sit back, turn on a bright light, grab a warm blanket and whatever you do... don't read this alone! This year's SPECIAL HOLIDAY THEMED anthology includes: Red Christmas by Sean Sweeney The Show Must Go On by Bruce A. Sarte Child Christmas by Christopher Grosso Insanitree by Tim Reilly

List of all the FREE BOOKS!:

Bump in the Night 2010
Bucks County Publishing brings you five stories that will chill your bones! Stories including a story written by a brain, nightmares that could come true, two brothers trapped in a foreign land, soccer playing zombies, an elevator from... and to hell plus a kidnapping psycho friend. So sit back, turn on a bright light, grab a warm blanket and whatever you do... don't read this alone!
Murderous Intent
by K.J. Dahlen
When U.S. Marshal Lola Kane needs help with a witness, retired Marshal Boone Sheridan comes to her aid. Getting the witness, Faith Kessler, back to New York and outrunning several attempts to stop them Boone gets drawn back into the Marshals. Case Ewing wants Faith dead but not before he wants their son back. Faith has evidence that hit man Felix Harley needs to recover, but Felix has a personal reason to want Faith dead. She killed his brother when she made her escape. Felix is good but Boone is better and it’s a race to see which one will prevail.


Thunder Destroys Me
by Lisa Burke
Why are there so many people in bed with Charles and Lucy? Don’t worry, they’re only figments of Charles’ imagination. “Thunder Destroys Me” is a dark, unconventional novel about the agony of jealousy. Join Charles, the ugly, ill-mannered accountant, in his struggle to change his image in order to get the girl of his dreams. Watch him fight the evil Mind Militia, who attack him with messages of doom and hateful judgments. This illuminating story, complete with intriguing characters and scandalous surprises, will make you reassess what you think about thoughts.


Towering Pines
by Bruce Sarte
Towering Pines Volume One: Room 509 is the story of a teenage basketball star who feels his life is over when he is sent to military school to commute an aggravated assault charge. Liam Rider's star quickly falls as he finds military school to be far more than he had bargained for. He finds the cadets harsh and abrasive; and the staff less than welcoming. When the guidance counselor tells him that he is going to be held back a year because of his remedial classes at public school, he feels like life couldn't get any worse. When he meets Lisbeth Harrington, he feels like the tide may be turning in his favor. She is assigned to help him acclimate to his new surroundings in the middle of a semester and he quickly realizes that she is the only friend he has at the school. And when he begins having disturbing dreams of kids killing each other and seeing people in his room that aren't really there, he enlists he help to find out why no one has been assigned to room 509 for twenty years — and why he is being tormented by the ghosts of cadets past. Suddenly pulled into the past of the historic school by nightmares of his own suicide, Liam and Lisbeth are catapulted forward into a secretive society of a long history of ghosts, suicide and murder. Can they solve the mysteries of the military school before Liam becomes the next victim of the ghostly murderer? Or will the administration and cadets conspire against them to their ultimate demise?

Sands of Time
by Bruce Sarte
In one tragic moment, Sam Shepard's family was gone.... His wife and children are taken from him in a tragic accident following a bitter argument. Sam is left alone struggling with the mountain of guilt and the chasm of grief that he can only fill with alcohol. When a young, attractive woman comes to stay at his Inn, Sam thinks his luck might be changing. She brings him comfort and a kindred spirit suffering through her own loss. Is she the answer everything he has been suffering through for all this time? Soon after, Sam begins to have dreams about his dead wife and hallucinate her speaking to him. Has the alcohol finally gotten the best of him... or is it really the hands of death reaching out? ** This is a special, enhanced edition of this popular novel, Sands of Time. It includes a sneak-peak at Bruce's second novel -- Towering Pines Volume One: Room 509 as a bonus! **

Naomi's Journeys
by Sandra Krajewski
Naomi grew up hearing stories from her Gran Gran... and then she started living them! Join Naomi as she travels through history and meets with great historical figures like Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, Cesar Chavez and more!
A Hot Dry Spell
by H. Lindley
Everybody is misunderstood sometimes, so why does Grainger think he will have no problem? He knows all the words, he is focused on his mission and he thinks faster than any human on earth. So why is he having such a terrible time fitting in and making sense of life on our planet? Join Grainger on his malapropistic journey and discover true meaning ... and context. A Hot Dry Spell, miscommunication on an intergalactic scale.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Day 11!!

Hey Lovelies!!
Today is Day 11 of the BOGO of the 12 days of christmas!!  My publisher realized he was a day short so tomorrow will be the array of books but today is Bump in the Night 2011!!  It is a collection of scary stories that will have you running for cover under your blankets!  READ WITH THE LIGHTS ON!  Check out the book that is now $10 instead of amazon's $13!!!

Bump in the Night 2011
several authors!
Each year Bucks County Publishing brings you a collection of stories that will chill your bones and rattle your spine! Stories including a story written by a brain, nightmares that could come true, two brothers trapped in a foreign land, soccer playing zombies, talking poultry, bloody holiday cheer, an elevator from... and to hell plus a kidnapping psycho friend. So sit back, turn on a bright light, grab a warm blanket and whatever you do... don't read this alone! This year's SPECIAL HOLIDAY THEMED anthology includes: Red Christmas by Sean Sweeney The Show Must Go On by Bruce A. Sarte Child Christmas by Christopher Grosso Insanitree by Tim Reilly

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

10th day of BOGO!!

Hey Lovelies!
Today is day 10th day of 12 days of Christmas BOGO!!  It is nearing the end are you guys taking advantage of theses deals???  Bucks County Publishing's book that is discounted today before you get the free book is...Fess up, Jessup! by KP Wee i hope you all check out this book!!

Fess Up, Jessup!
by KP Wee
J.J. Jessup, who’d been banished from the public school system for incidences of improper behavior, received a fresh start teaching at a private school for young adults.However, could a leopard change his spots? Could Jessup keep his hands off his new unsuspecting students?His boss, Joe, who knew about Jessup’s concealed past, warned him not to get involved with a bubbly, attractive 21-year-old student named Hye Yeong. Why was Joe so protective of that particular student? And why did Larry, who also worked in the school and was already in his 40’s, carry a picture of her secretly?Other than Jessup’s past, what other secrets were there at Westside International?Jessup was determined to find out how Hye Yeong was connected to both men, and to be with her…Fess Up, Jessup also contains the short-stories: Catching Eva and Mission at the J.This book also contains two other short stories, titled "Mission at the J." and "Catching Eva."

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

9th day of bogo me! and sneak peek news! ;)

Hey Lovelies!Bucks County Publishing's 12 Days of Christmas continues and today's my book FAMILY TIES!!!  Hehe pretty awsome!  My book today if you buy off my publisher's site, instead of it's $14 on Amazon you can get for $10 PLUS another book for FREE!!  So exciting and I'm really hoping people take advantage of the offer, I'm a book addict I love taking advantage of deals like that!

On top of sharing that deal with you all I want to tell you about a little project that I've been working on that will be fun!  I'll be setting up a little store on CafePress!  Don't know what CafePress is?  It is a site where you can upload images onto stickers, shirts, mugs, and so much more!  I'll be setting up a little store on there and till End of the Line's new cover is done Family Ties will be the main spotlight.  I'll be setting up a contest soon for a design soon so stay in touch!  And get your thinking caps ready to think of a design that would go along with Family Ties ;)

So here is today's BCP's spotlight!
Family Ties
Ottilie Weber
Abby’s family prides itself with its knowledge of its rich family history. Unfortunately, they may be kidding themselves. While trying to survive her summer job armed only with her sarcastic wit and her best friend cory, she thinks things couldn’t get worse. But when she is kidnapped, she learns to be careful what she wishes for!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Day 8 of BOGO and a birthday

Hey Lovelies!!
Well today I had one of my worst final expriences EVER!  Today is my 22nd birthday also, do I feel older?  Nah, 21 wasn't a biggie for anyway because I still get asked if I'm in high school and I don't drink.  However I do like the happy even number 22, probably one of my little quirks...  So since tomorrow is my day (I believe so...) I'll be sharing some news than!  Today's Spotlighted BOGO that is discounted is Mouth to God's Ear by Christopher Grosso!  I know this book is on my to-read list!

Mouth to God's Ear
Christopher Grosso
In the gritty novel Mouth to God’s Ear, God is leaving forever and it is going to be one hell of a farewell. Although 33 year old Brooklyn hospice counselor Godfrey Thorn should be enjoying the conventional pleasures of life, Godfrey (or God, as he is known) feels dead inside. So he has decided to fight with a mercenary group in an illegal war in some ‘godforsaken’ jungle in Africa. But on this, his final day before leaving for war, God says goodbye to a series of unsuspecting friends, relatives and ex-lovers. As the day turns to night, God’s narcissism escalates into a red-wake of shocking action and God soon finds himself hiding from the police and employing the very people he loathes in his escape from the country. And what’s with the mysterious cuts that have covered his hands since the morning?

Sunday, December 18, 2011

7th Day of BOGO!!

Hey Lovelies!Today I will not be posting a sample sunday, but I think you'll all forgive me a little because I'm hoping to get another story to my publisher in a month or two :) still not forgiven?  How about I sweeten the deal by sharing info about todays Bucks County Publishing's 7th day BOGO and the author agreed to an interview!  Forgiven?  Yes, good!  Today's book is  Lancelot and the Tides of Time by Steven Cross!  I hope you all enjoy!

Lancelot and the Tides of Time
Steven Cross
When Lancelot’s family is destroyed and a strange wizard kidnaps him, Lancelot doesn’t know if he wants to go on living. But in her dying breath, his mother reveals to him that he is destined to be somebody special. However, when he loses his first true love to death and his second to politics, he feels as if nothing good will ever come to him. Add to that when he is possessed by three separate spirits at the same time -- all with a grudge against him things really take on a dark shading for poor Lancelot! When the two spirits who hate him team up with the one whose death he caused he finds himself thrust into the middle of a huge conflict. One that can not only destroy the Lady of the Lake, but also Camelot and another kingdom of which he has no part. When the wizard reveals to him that he is part of this kingdom that exists hundreds of years int he future Lancelot must act! With past, present, and future resting in his hands, Lancelot has to fight for his life and for the world.

Interview Of Steven Cross:

I have been writing as long as I could hold a pencil, but my first work that received any public attention was a play about a werewolf that I wrote in the 8th grade. One of the English classes read it aloud. 
2.where did you get the idea for this book?
Lancelot is a character that has always intrigued me. I never knew his history – why he was called Lancelot of the Lake. One day I got this image of a confused knight in the ruins of a city attacking a fire barrel because he mistakenly thought it was a dragon. Then I did a little research on Lancelot and the story just came together.
3. what is your favorite thing about writing?
The thing that I like most about writing is just the creating of something that wasn’t there before you wrote it. Characters, setting, conflict – seeing it all come to life gives me a great deal of satisfaction.

4.what is your favorite TV show?
My favorite t.v. show is Big Bang Theory because it’s just mindless, hilarious entertainment. As far as dramas go, my favorite is Once Upon a Time. I loved Lost when it was on, and I like this show nearly as much.
5.  what did you do when you got your acceptance letter from BCP?
I’m fairly low key. I don’t remember doing anything special when I got my acceptance letter besides muttering a prayer of thanks.
6.Growing up what was your favorite book?
My favorite books when I was younger were actually a series that I discovered when I was in fifth or sixth grade. I read every Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators Book I could get my hands on. In high school, my favorite was Stranger in a Strange Land. In college, probably the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
7. What is one thing that you are asking for this year for christmas?
I’m hoping for a wireless keyboard for my Ipad 2.
8. Are you working on another story now? If so what about.
I’m struggling with another young adult novel right now about a boy who suffers from bipolar disorder, but it hasn’t been coming together very well so far.
9. what is your favorite genre that you write?
My favorite genre of book is young adult fantasy because that’s what I write.

10. what is your favorite dessert?
My favorite dessert is lemon meringue pie. After that is a type of candy my mom used to make called peanut butter roll, which is basically divinity candy wrapped up in a roll with peanut butter layers.
11. if you can bring any character from a book to life who would it be and why?
I think if I could bring any character to life it would be Dumbledore from the Harry Potter series. I would like to talk about his educational philosophy.
12.What is your favorite holiday tradition?
This holiday season is going to be tough for us because the Saturday before Thanksgiving my mother died. My favorite holiday tradition was gathering either at my mom and dad’s or my sister’s on Christmas Eve for a big meal. Mom had a special wine punch she made that was absolutely delicious and deadly at the same time.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

BOGO 6th Day!

Hey Lovelies!
Bare with my I'm still a little groggy from not really sleeping.  So much is going on and my final is on monday (ahhh!!!).  You can till I'm not stressing about something that is 20% of my grade... anyhow today is day 6th of the Buy one get one Free sale at Bucks County Publishing!  I don't have an interview set up today, but I hope you check out the book none the less!  Today's book is called NonSense by Mark Davis!

NonSense
Mark Davis
Are you tired of being lied to? Do you think our politicians and business leaders are simply looking down their collective noses at the pathetic condition of “We the people” because we are just so lacking their collective superior intellect? Do you feel these titans of intellect are the problem and not the solution? If so, give this little book with big ideas, a read and see what you as an individual feel. Nonsense is a creative, enlightening, and inspirational book for the common man. The quoted scriptures from the bible come into play breaking down similarities between Biblical times and now. From time to time we all need to look at the big picture, what is really going on in this world, stop thinking about what you are told and see things for what they really are. This book helps to open your mind and really look at what is going on around us and to learn from the mistakes of the past. For it is us, as individuals, that can make the change to make a more suitable future in which we all must live. If we as a nation can not pull ourselves together then we as a nation will fall.


Just as a reminder also the next book has nothing to do with the BOGO with my publisher, but this is a reminder about Christmas Lites the book that all funds go to NCADV (national coalition against domestic voilence).  26 authors some already published some are new came together for the holiday season to help raise money for those who are afraid of lies in their homes.

Once upon a time, a determined seven year old caught Santa sliding down the chimney…Then a ninja elf came and broke Santa out, no net is strong enough to keep out this ninja elf! Off passed the faithful family pet they ran and jumped in the sleigh. They raced to another house but refused to stop when ghosts were there to greet them. Santa doesn’t tangle with ghosts. He doesn’t tangle with vampires, either.  At the next stop, he met a runaway gingerbread man who yelled, “You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man!” Santa didn’t bother to catch him; he had things to do.  On his way to his next delivery, he passed a werewolf jumping out of a plane and dodged a zombie hungry for his brain.  He finally touched down in a nice, normal town full of tidings and great joy…Or did he?Dive into a world of variety—a world of spirit with this Creative Reviews anthology. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with some short stories that entertain and encompass the true meaning of Christmas? All proceeds of this book will be donated to the NCADV. Debut authors and published authors have come together in this one-of-a-kind compilation – please help support a great cause and plunge deep into our imaginations
click here to check it out

Friday, December 16, 2011

On the 5th day of Christmas...

Hey Lovelies!
Today is the 5th day of BCPublishing's 12 days of Christmas BOGO!  Today's $10 deal is Sean Sweeney's Zombie Showdown!  Want to know the man behind the Zombies?  Well look no more because Sean has filled out an interview!  Hope you enjoy!

Zombie Showdown
For a group of sophomores at Gardner High School, it turned out to be a class trip gone awry. For 15-year-old twins Christian and Rachel Sanderski, it was the opportunity to tell the truth. A zombie attack while the kids are on a ghost tour forces Christian to save a group of his friends. The events of the next day, though, lead to Chris and Rachel’s admission – they are the long lost descendants of a legendary gunman who once called Tombstone home. Their mother had forbidden them from saying a word about their genealogy in order to protect them. With the admission, a weight has lifted from their shoulders and, with the help of their friends, Christian and Rachel battle the zombies in a late night brawl. But when the kids are told of the coming of The Three dead cowboys their ancestor had sent to Boot Hill Cemetery, they steel themselves for the fact that they may never return home. Action and adventure, friends lost and friends found. And love, too…


Interview:
1. How long have you been writing?
I've written professionally since the age of 16, starting as a cub reporter for my local newspaper, the Sentinel & Enterprise. I've worked in newspaper and radio, and I moved on to fiction writing at 25. I still cover sports at my local paper, which "pays the grocery store bill."

2. Where did you get the idea for this book?
Truthfully, I wrote Zombie Showdown on a dare. A friend said, "Write a zombie western." The dare snowballed and became this story of twins who go on a class trip to Tombstone. Of course, with it being the Old West, there would be a chance of gun use. It would be a different weapon than I was used to writing about at the time, since I was more or less a swords and sorcery/sci-fi writer in the summer of 2009. As my thought process evolved, I wanted to write a book my then-13-year-old cousin would read, since he wasn't much of a reader -- and still isn't. At the time, I had just finished up the third Obloeron prequel novel (slated for a 2013 release), and he took peeks of what I had written while I typed away. I decided to make he and his little sister the protagonist twins in the story, and I added a historical twist.

3. What is your favorite thing about writing?
The world building. I love taking an idea and building around it. There are days where I'm bouncing in my seat as I'm plotting and brainstorming my novels. The whole process, from conception to release, is exciting, truth be told, but the world building is what really gets me going.

4. What is your favorite TV show?
I don't watch TV, except for baseball in the spring, summer and fall, and soccer on the weekends. My time is best suited writing, which is why I can crank out four or five novels a year when I'm at my most productive.

5. What did you do when you got your acceptance letter from BCP?
The first thing I did was make sure that the company reclaimed its investment in me and my work. I wanted to make sure that Bruce would give me another shot, if it came down to it. Being a good writer isn’t enough. Being friends with the publisher isn’t enough, either: it helps to have a good relationship with your publisher, yes, but I wanted to make sure that on a business level, I made Bruce enough money so that when I had a project that I believe would be perfect for Bucks County Publishing, he would be able to see the dollar signs.

6. Growing up, what was your favorite book?
Truth be told, I wasn’t a reader until my teen years. The introduction of Grisham as well as the resurgence in the Star Wars universe, the Expanded Universe, came at a critical juncture for me. I loved Grisham’s legal thrillers, and I tore through the Star Wars novels. My mom and I went into the old WaldenBooks in our mall, and while she browsed the romance – read: porn – section, I was in the sci-fi/fantasy section, where there were a few Star Wars books. I turned to mom and said, “Hey ma, can we get those Star Wars books?” She knew my love of the original trilogy – read: able to recite it ad nauseum – and practically scooped the books up into her basket. I still have those books in my library, too.

7. What is one thing that you are asking for this year for Christmas?
Not a thing, other than people enjoying my books. That would make my year.

8. Are you working on another story now? If so what about.
I am. I’m actually about to resume work on a historical romance entitled Eminent Souls, which is set in the waning years of Boston’s Scollay Square (1953-1963). A lot of my books are set in Boston, and Scollay Square is now Government Center/City Hall Plaza, which featured prominently in the start of Model Agent. There is a line in MA that connects the books: “They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot.” You’ll have to read ES in order to get what that means.

9. What is your favorite genre that you write?
I wanted to be a fantasy writer when I started. I loved the work of Tolkien and Salvatore. I still do.  My first four novels were fantasy, and seven of my first nine were fantasy. I’ve gone away from fantasy a bit (even though I continue to release fantasy novels that I wrote a few years ago) and I’m now settled into thrillers. I love keeping people on the edge of their seats now, and what better way to do it than with a pulse-pounder!

10. What is your favorite dessert?
Warm apple pie a la mode. Yum.

11. If you can bring any character from a book to life who would it be and why?
I cannot say on the grounds that my girlfriend will shoot me.

12. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Every Christmas Eve, we bought Chinese food or subs and had that for dinner. Now that I’m usually alone for the holiday, I have the Chinese food but add in a movie marathon of Christmas movies.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

On the Third Day of Christmas...

Hey Lovelies!My Publisher's 12 Days of Christmas continues so that you all get to meet another author of the BCP family!  Today is the last children's book before we go into the Young Adult/Adult books so take advantage of the offer of this book being discounted to $10 than being able to pick another book for FREE!  Not only is Sandra Krajewski's book Countdown to Grandma's being spotlighted today, BUT Sandra is agreed to do an interview so that you all can get a chance to meet her!  I hope you all enjoy!

1. How long have you been writing? I have been writing since I was about 8. The first poem I wrote was about the snow outside that was falling.

2. Where did you get the idea for this book? I get my ideas for my books in many forms. As for my children’s books, I suppose it came from teaching and my love for children. Especially very young children, their innocence and how they see the world is very inspiring and humbling for myself as an adult. I am envious of their perspectives on life as they see it…so once I capture even a small bit of it…I want to use it in my writings.

3. What is your favorite thing about writing? I love the fact that God has granted me so much free reign concerning my imagination. This freedom is something I never take for granted and use daily.

4. What is your favorite TV show? Hard one. But probably American Idol…I am also a sucker for the American dream coming true for people who have always had a dream, but not much chance of it happening…As a singer, it makes me happy to see this happen for the contestants.

5. What did you do when you got your acceptance letter from BCP? Of course, I was happy! I had known Bruce previously, and as someone I knew, it was a pleasure to work with him again.

6. Growing up what was your favorite book? I loved poetry of Nikki Giovanni and Judy Blume as well.

7. What is one thing that you are asking for this year for Christmas? Hoping and praying for a wonderful and prosperous New Year with my books and writing career.

8. Are you working on another story now? If so, what about? Yes, I am…it is called SOUTHERN COMFORT about a Quaker woman whose husband owned slaves and her controversial relationship with them.

9. What is your favorite genre that you write? I don’t have a particular favorite…just love to write about what inspires me at the time and go with it.

10. What is your favorite dessert? Peach cobbler


11. If you can bring any character from a book to life who would it be and why? Naomi of Naomi’s Journeys…she is a representative of myself …only wiser and wittier during childhood…not at all like I was…I was very native’ and protected…Naomi is everything I wish I had been with a little bit of time travel and discovery of the love I have for history…now, that I am an adult and have an appreciation for it!

12. What is your favorite holiday tradition? I have two…both Thanksgiving and Christmas and I believe they are my favorite because of the inclusion of family and giving.  

Blurb:
Come join the entire family on its way
to Grandma's for a traditional Thanksgiving meal! Perfect for young children and even
those learning to read! Share Thanksgiving with the entire family!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Day 2 of BOGO 12 Days of Christmas!

Hey Lovelies!
Today is day 2 of my publisher's 12 Days of Christmas!  Today and tomorrow will be more children books before you get more into the Young Adult and Adult.  Today is The Star of Christmas by Bruce Sarte.  Bruce is not only the owner of BCP, but author of a few different stories!  He also filled out my questions for the authors for the 12 Days of Christmas!  So you'll get to know this author!

The Star of Christmas
For God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten son... but how did He choose the star to announce the birth of the Savior? Through this moving story of humilty and service to something bigger than ones self a holiday tradition is born! This fully illustrated story of God's servant is sure to become a staple in your holidays for years to come! 

Interview:

1. how long have you been writing?

I've been writing since I was eleven or twelve.  I started out writing lyrics for songs, then learned how to write music and moved on to short stories and novels.

2. where did you get the idea for this book?
The idea for The Star of Christmas came about when I was invited to read out loud at the bonfire at Overly's Country Christmas in Greensburg, PA.  Overly's is avery family oriented Christmas Village so I thought that I should come up with something reasonably short and family friendly that fit well with a Christian family crowd.  Thus The Star of Christmas as a simple story was born.  When I left, Stephanie at Overly's invited me back to read again and I thought that I should expand on the story somewhat — try and give folks something they can take home with them.  I recruited my brother-in-law, Jason Gerick, to do some illustrations and the illustrated holiday story that you see before you is the result.


3. what is your favorite thing about writing?
The same thing as reading… I love escaping into different worlds, different times and different places… and even some fantastical imaginings on events.  Being able to transport myself is the first part of transporting the reader.
4. what is your favorite TV show?
That's a tough one… I think it is either Psych or The Simpsons.
5. what did you do when you got your acceptance letter from BCP?
I proof read it. :)
6. Growing up what was your favorite book?
I think that the first thing that I read that made me want to re-read it over and over again was probably The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
7. What is one thing that you are asking for this year for christmas?
A Star Trek Captain Kirk Bathrobe (in yellow of course — see think geek.com) :)
8. Are you working on another story now? If so what about.
I am currently finishing final revisions before editing on Philadelphia Story, a hard boiled detectible thriller.
9. what is your favorite genre that you write?
I've written vampire, paranormal, children's and now detective… and I think the detective genre is my favorite.  It allows me to create heroes and villains in a believable — and unbelievable way.  I find that is thrilling and fun in its own right.
10. what is your favorite dessert?
Crème Brûlée
11. if you can bring any character from a book to life who would it be and why?
Elvis Cole from Robert Crais' novels.  Well, his name IS Elvis after all.  And, more importantly, he has a great sense of the situation within the stories which allows him to be funny and tough at the same time.

12. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
I love decorating the tree each year.  My children get bigger every year (as they should) but watching what the ritual of the tree is to them and how it changes every year is just a lot of fun.


Books by Bruce that are on the FREE list.
Towering Pines Volume One: Room 509 is the story of a teenage basketball star who feels his life is over when he is sent to military school to commute an aggravated assault charge. Liam Rider's star quickly falls as he finds military school to be far more than he had bargained for. He finds the cadets harsh and abrasive; and the staff less than welcoming. When the guidance counselor tells him that he is going to be held back a year because of his remedial classes at public school, he feels like life couldn't get any worse. When he meets Lisbeth Harrington, he feels like the tide may be turning in his favor. She is assigned to help him acclimate to his new surroundings in the middle of a semester and he quickly realizes that she is the only friend he has at the school. And when he begins having disturbing dreams of kids killing each other and seeing people in his room that aren't really there, he enlists he help to find out why no one has been assigned to room 509 for twenty years — and why he is being tormented by the ghosts of cadets past. Suddenly pulled into the past of the historic school by nightmares of his own suicide, Liam and Lisbeth are catapulted forward into a secretive society of a long history of ghosts, suicide and murder. Can they solve the mysteries of the military school before Liam becomes the next victim of the ghostly murderer? Or will the administration and cadets conspire against them to their ultimate demise?

In one tragic moment, Sam Shepard's family was gone.... His wife and children are taken from him in a tragic accident following a bitter argument. Sam is left alone struggling with the mountain of guilt and the chasm of grief that he can only fill with alcohol. When a young, attractive woman comes to stay at his Inn, Sam thinks his luck might be changing. She brings him comfort and a kindred spirit suffering through her own loss. Is she the answer everything he has been suffering through for all this time? Soon after, Sam begins to have dreams about his dead wife and hallucinate her speaking to him. Has the alcohol finally gotten the best of him... or is it really the hands of death reaching out? ** This is a special, enhanced edition of this popular novel, Sands of Time. It includes a sneak-peak at Bruce's second novel -- Towering Pines Volume One: Room 509 as a bonus! **

Monday, December 12, 2011

Winner! And first day of Christmas!

Hey Lovelies!
I'm posting today because using RANDOM.org I chose the winner of the ebook copy of Cambria Hebert's Masquerade!  The book is a whirlwind Paranormal Romance that will make the readers fall in love.  The winner is Kelly!! I have emailed Kelly to tell her she won.  If you did not win don't worry Cambria has a paperback copy on Goodreads up for grabs, check her out more on her site.  I'll probably host a couple giveaways in the furture, including my own books!  I'm pretty excited for that.








Just also as a reminder my publisher Bucks County Publishing is doing the 12 Days of christmas, I'm trying to convince my BCP family to invade my blog while this event is going on so that you guys can meet them.  Put a voice to those books.  As a reminder the 12 Days of Christmas is each day (here is the list of what book is what day) a different BCP book will be dicounted to $10 instead of it's usual price, then when you are checking out you can pick a FREE book (here's the list).  So I really hope you guys take advantage of it, you can get one for you and one for someone as a gift.  Today is Christmas Stories by Sandra Krajewski

Sandra Krajewski's Christmas Stories contains two heart warming tales of Christmas fun and tradition. In Just 7 Days Until Christmas follow the family as they count down the days until Christmas. In There's A Mouse in Our House, what happens when the traditional Christmas festivities are interrupted by a furry little intruder!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

BOGO Books!

Hey Lovelies!It's the holiday season and it is a drain on our wallets as much as we love the ones that we are getting gifts for them.  Want to get more for you buck though?  Have that reader you don't know what to get for them or want a treat for yourself?  I know it's been a rough year!  Well my publisher, Bucks County Publishing is doing the 12 Days of Christmas!  Now you might be asking what does a song about a bird in a pear tree has to do with books.  It is easy!  Starting December 12th there will be a book that is spotlighted to be instead of it's usual price that is around $14 on Amazon will be $10 if you buy directly from BCP website.  BUT there is more!  Not only is that book $10, but you get to pick a book off a list that is for free!  So you will be getting two books for the price of $10 instead of $28!  Here is the line up:

December 12
Christmas Stories
By Sandra Krajewski
Sandra Krajewski's Christmas Stories contains two heart warming tales of Christmas fun and tradition. In Just 7 Days Until Christmas follow the family as they count down the days until Christmas. In There's A Mouse in Our House, what happens when the traditional Christmas festivities are interrupted by a furry little intruder!


December 13
The Star of Christmas
By Bruce Sarte
 
For God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten son... but how did He choose the star to announce the birth of the Savior? Through this moving story of humilty and service to something bigger than ones self a holiday tradition is born! This fully illustrated story of God's servant is sure to become a staple in your holidays for years to come!


December 14
Countdown to Grandma's
by Sandra Krajewski
 
Enjoy the tradition and Countdown to Thanksgiving Day at Grandma's House with the whole family!



December 15
The Prophet
by Kim Dahl
After a three year search for a serial killer known as The Prophet, FBI agents Sean Sebastian and Rheta Morgan; both who have a personal reason to stop him, finally get a break and The Prophet is within their reach. Confrontation leads them to discover a secret network called the New Brotherhood and the more they find out about the New Brotherhood, the more determined they are to stop it.  When The Prophet takes Rheta and Sean's sister hostage, the race is on to free them and bring down the Brotherhood.


December 16
Zombie Showdown
by Sean Sweeney
 
For a group of sophomores at Gardner High School, it turned out to be a class trip gone awry. For 15-year-old twins Christian and Rachel Sanderski, it was the opportunity to tell the truth. A zombie attack while the kids are on a ghost tour forces Christian to save a group of his friends. The events of the next day, though, lead to Chris and Rachel’s admission – they are the long lost descendants of a legendary gunman who once called Tombstone home. Their mother had forbidden them from saying a word about their genealogy in order to protect them. With the admission, a weight has lifted from their shoulders and, with the help of their friends, Christian and Rachel battle the zombies in a late night brawl. But when the kids are told of the coming of The Three dead cowboys their ancestor had sent to Boot Hill Cemetery, they steel themselves for the fact that they may never return home. Action and adventure, friends lost and friends found. And love, too…


December 17
NonSense
by Mark Davis
 

 Are you tired of being lied to? Do you think our politicians and business leaders are simply looking down their collective noses at the pathetic condition of “We the people” because we are just so lacking their collective superior intellect? Do you feel these titans of intellect are the problem and not the solution? If so, give this little book with big ideas, a read and see what you as an individual feel. Nonsense is a creative, enlightening, and inspirational book for the common man. The quoted scriptures from the bible come into play breaking down similarities between Biblical times and now. From time to time we all need to look at the big picture, what is really going on in this world, stop thinking about what you are told and see things for what they really are. This book helps to open your mind and really look at what is going on around us and to learn from the mistakes of the past. For it is us, as individuals, that can make the change to make a more suitable future in which we all must live. If we as a nation can not pull ourselves together then we as a nation will fall.


December 18
Lancelot
by Steven Cross
 


When Lancelot’s family is destroyed and a strange wizard kidnaps him, Lancelot doesn’t know if he wants to go on living. But in her dying breath, his mother reveals to him that he is destined to be somebody special.  However, when he loses his first true love to death and his second to politics, he feels as if nothing good will ever come to him. Add to that when he is possessed by three separate spirits at the same time -- all with a grudge against him things really take on a dark shading for poor Lancelot! When the two spirits who hate him team up with the one whose death he caused he finds himself thrust into the middle of a huge conflict. One that can not only destroy the Lady of the Lake, but also Camelot and another kingdom of which he has no part.  When the wizard reveals to him that he is part of this kingdom that exists hundreds of years int he future Lancelot must act! With past, present, and future resting in his hands, Lancelot has to fight for his life and for the world.


December 19
Mouth to God's Ear
by Christopher Grosso
 
In the gritty novel Mouth to God’s Ear, God is leaving forever and it is going to be one hell of a farewell. Although 33 year old Brooklyn hospice counselor Godfrey Thorn should be enjoying the conventional pleasures of life, Godfrey (or God, as he is known) feels dead inside. So he has decided to fight with a mercenary group in an illegal war in some ‘godforsaken’ jungle in Africa. But on this, his final day before leaving for war, God says goodbye to a series of unsuspecting friends, relatives and ex-lovers. As the day turns to night, God’s narcissism escalates into a red-wake of shocking action and God soon finds himself hiding from the police and employing the very people he loathes in his escape from the country. And what’s with the mysterious cuts that have covered his hands since the morning?


*December 20*
Family Ties
by Ottilie Weber
 

 Abby’s family prides itself with its knowledge of its rich family history. Unfortunately, they may be kidding themselves. While trying to survive her summer job armed only with her sarcastic wit and her best friend cory, she thinks things couldn’t get worse. But when she is kidnapped, she learns to be careful what she wishes for!


December 21
Fess Up, Jessup!
by KP Wee
 

 J.J. Jessup, who’d been banished from the public school system for incidences of improper behavior, received a fresh start teaching at a private school for young adults.However, could a leopard change his spots? Could Jessup keep his hands off his new unsuspecting students?His boss, Joe, who knew about Jessup’s concealed past, warned him not to get involved with a bubbly, attractive 21-year-old student named Hye Yeong. Why was Joe so protective of that particular student? And why did Larry, who also worked in the school and was already in his 40’s, carry a picture of her secretly?Other than Jessup’s past, what other secrets were there at Westside International?Jessup was determined to find out how Hye Yeong was connected to both men, and to be with her…Fess Up, Jessup also contains the short-stories: Catching Eva and Mission at the J.This book also contains two other short stories, titled "Mission at the J." and "Catching Eva."


December 22
ALL OF THE ABOVE IS $10!!

List of all the FREE BOOKS!:

Bump in the Night 2010
 
Bucks County Publishing brings you five stories that will chill your bones! Stories including a story written by a brain, nightmares that could come true, two brothers trapped in a foreign land, soccer playing zombies, an elevator from... and to hell plus a kidnapping psycho friend. So sit back, turn on a bright light, grab a warm blanket and whatever you do... don't read this alone!


Murderous Intent
by K.J. Dahlen
 

 When U.S. Marshal Lola Kane needs help with a witness, retired Marshal Boone Sheridan comes to her aid. Getting the witness, Faith Kessler, back to New York and outrunning several attempts to stop them Boone gets drawn back into the Marshals. Case Ewing wants Faith dead but not before he wants their son back. Faith has evidence that hit man Felix Harley needs to recover, but Felix has a personal reason to want Faith dead. She killed his brother when she made her escape. Felix is good but Boone is better and it’s a race to see which one will prevail.


Thunder Destroys Me
by Lisa Burke
 
Why are there so many people in bed with Charles and Lucy? Don’t worry, they’re only figments of Charles’ imagination. “Thunder Destroys Me” is a dark, unconventional novel about the agony of jealousy. Join Charles, the ugly, ill-mannered accountant, in his struggle to change his image in order to get the girl of his dreams. Watch him fight the evil Mind Militia, who attack him with messages of doom and hateful judgments. This illuminating story, complete with intriguing characters and scandalous surprises, will make you reassess what you think about thoughts.


Towering Pines
by Bruce Sarte
 
Towering Pines Volume One: Room 509 is the story of a teenage basketball star who feels his life is over when he is sent to military school to commute an aggravated assault charge. Liam Rider's star quickly falls as he finds military school to be far more than he had bargained for. He finds the cadets harsh and abrasive; and the staff less than welcoming. When the guidance counselor tells him that he is going to be held back a year because of his remedial classes at public school, he feels like life couldn't get any worse. When he meets Lisbeth Harrington, he feels like the tide may be turning in his favor. She is assigned to help him acclimate to his new surroundings in the middle of a semester and he quickly realizes that she is the only friend he has at the school. And when he begins having disturbing dreams of kids killing each other and seeing people in his room that aren't really there, he enlists he help to find out why no one has been assigned to room 509 for twenty years — and why he is being tormented by the ghosts of cadets past. Suddenly pulled into the past of the historic school by nightmares of his own suicide, Liam and Lisbeth are catapulted forward into a secretive society of a long history of ghosts, suicide and murder. Can they solve the mysteries of the military school before Liam becomes the next victim of the ghostly murderer? Or will the administration and cadets conspire against them to their ultimate demise?


Sands of Time
by Bruce Sarte
 

In one tragic moment, Sam Shepard's family was gone.... His wife and children are taken from him in a tragic accident following a bitter argument. Sam is left alone struggling with the mountain of guilt and the chasm of grief that he can only fill with alcohol. When a young, attractive woman comes to stay at his Inn, Sam thinks his luck might be changing. She brings him comfort and a kindred spirit suffering through her own loss. Is she the answer everything he has been suffering through for all this time? Soon after, Sam begins to have dreams about his dead wife and hallucinate her speaking to him. Has the alcohol finally gotten the best of him... or is it really the hands of death reaching out? ** This is a special, enhanced edition of this popular novel, Sands of Time. It includes a sneak-peak at Bruce's second novel -- Towering Pines Volume One: Room 509 as a bonus! **


Bump in the Night 2011
 
Each year Bucks County Publishing brings you a collection of stories that will chill your bones and rattle your spine! Stories including a story written by a brain, nightmares that could come true, two brothers trapped in a foreign land, soccer playing zombies, talking poultry, bloody holiday cheer, an elevator from... and to hell plus a kidnapping psycho friend. So sit back, turn on a bright light, grab a warm blanket and whatever you do... don't read this alone! This year's SPECIAL HOLIDAY THEMED anthology includes: Red Christmas by Sean Sweeney The Show Must Go On by Bruce A. Sarte Child Christmas by Christopher Grosso Insanitree by Tim Reilly


Naomi's Journeys
by Sandra Krajewski
 

Naomi grew up hearing stories from her Gran Gran... and then she started living them! Join Naomi as she travels through history and meets with great historical figures like Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, Cesar Chavez and more!


A Hot Dry Spell
by H. Lindley
 
Everybody is misunderstood sometimes, so why does Grainger think he will have no problem? He knows all the words, he is focused on his mission and he thinks faster than any human on earth. So why is he having such a terrible time fitting in and making sense of life on our planet?  Join Grainger on his malapropistic journey and discover true meaning ... and context. A Hot Dry Spell, miscommunication on an intergalactic scale.