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Guest Post and Excerpt from Errin Stevens, Author of Updrift

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What if joining your lover's world
meant leaving your own? GUEST POST I've invited Errin to talk with us about an interesting and intriguing topic: Mermaids: Myth or Fact?

Every time Animal Planet runs its 2011 mockumentary, “Mermaid: The Body Found,” their web site heaves under all the views they get. It was the most successful series Animal Planet has ever ran, and repeat airings still pull in a crazy level of public attention according to Nielsen.

And if you haven’t checked it out, you should. It’s this fabulous blend of myth and supposition that feels perfectly real, presented in a cinematographic package of wonderfulness. But. Should we all go on a mermaid hunt?

As a writer of stories containing mermaids, my opinion is ‘yes’… but not in the actual ocean, where sharks could eat you or jellyfish poison you or hypothermia cause you to drown. (Picture me wagging a motherly finger in your face and warning you to keep that wet suit in the closet.) Scientific evidence, the f…

New Release: The Colors of My Life by Linda Burson

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NEW BOOK RELEASE! Bank Robbers… Kidnappers… and a daring romance THE COLORS OF MY LIFE Linda Burson Genre: Romantic Thriller, Suspense
Publisher: Class Act Books
Publication Date: May 15, 2017 Add to Goodreads Mrs. Caylie Lyon a devoted, but bored, unhappy housewife of 28 years makes a sudden decision that transforms her and alters her life. When waiting with her husband, Nolan, in their local bank, a group of masked-men storm through the front doors. When the armed robbers grab a young mother of two to kidnap to ensure their escape, Caylie offers to take her place. Caylie uses her memories of a handsome movie star, Landon Cordell, to help her deal with her confinement, until she falls in love with one of her kidnappers. They form a close bond, and Caylie’s life is forever changed. Can their love survive the haunts of Cole’s past and can love be enough when Caylie’s opportunity to meet Landon Cordell becomes a reality? Purchase LinksAmazon | Barnes & Noble | Class Act Books | Smashwo…

Excerpt: The Star in the Meadow by Carla Kelly

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"A romance in the middle of a really good Western novel." - Roundup Magazine THE STAR IN THE MEADOW Carla Kelly Series: The Spanish Brand, Book 4
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Camel Press
Publication Date: February 14, 2017 Add to Goodreads Will Marco choose love or duty? Marco MondragΓ³n and his wife Paloma are living hectic but happy lives at the Double Cross, on the edge of ComancherΓ­a. Five years after the death of Comanche leader Cuerno Verde, cautious diplomacy between the tribe and the colonists is underway to end Comanche raids into New Mexico. Paloma's time has been fully consumed by her two toddlers and newborn son and Marco's by spring planting. The Seven Year Audit of 1784 arrives and with it comes auditor Fernando Ygnacio. After years of incarceration for a crime he did not commit, SeΓ±or Ygnacio is a broken man. Although his daughter Catalina is bitter about his mistreatment by his superiors, her storytelling abilities captivate the household, inclu…

New Release: Refuge for Masterminds by Kathleen Baldwin

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From Award Winning Author
Kathleen Baldwin The stakes in this game of spies are life and death. REFUGE FOR MASTERMINDS Kathleen Baldwin Series: Stranje House, Book 3
Genre: Young Adult, Teen Alternative Historical Fantasy
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: May 23, 2017 Add to Goodreads Lady Jane Moore has a secret. A secret that must be kept buried. If anyone discovered the truth, her life at Stranje House would crumble. And with Napoleon Bonaparte threatening to invade England, everyone at Stranje House is already in mortal danger. There’s a traitor in the house. Someone is sneaking information to Napoleon’s spies, Lady Daneska and Ghost. Jane is determined to find out who it is before suspicions rip apart the bonds of friendship at Stranje House. Her desperate hunt for the traitor ensnares a brash young American inventor, Alexander Sinclair, Robert Fulton’s nephew, into an ambush that puts his life in danger. Sinclair is the most maddening young man in all of Christendom, a sharp-to…

New Release: A Pirate's Darkness by M.L. Guida

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πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ NEW BOOK RELEASE! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ From Award Winning Author M.L. Guida Only an ice princess can melt the
darkness growing in his fiery heart A PIRATE'S DARKNESS M.L. Guida Series: Legends of the Soaring Phoenix, Book 6
Genre: Historical Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Buffalo Mountain Press
Publication Date: May 12, 2017 Add to Goodreads Destined to be queen of the undines, Penelope must master her winter powers and remain pure. But time is running out. A time spider is hunting her. To save her people, she must flee. If caught, the beast will bite her and drag her back to a demon’s island. Then, the demon will feast on her blood, allowing him to the escape the island and kill all those she loves. Her only hope is to trust Ewan Kelley, the grim gun master of the Soaring Phoenix. Ewan wants no part of this and is still mourning the loss of his beloved woman and guarding his blind daughter from the demon. But an archangel reveals that the demon knows where she is and plans to kidnap her. To…

New Release: Teenage Psychic on Campus by Pamela Woods-Jackson

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πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ NEW BOOK RELEASE! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Rumors of a haunted house beckon
teenage psychic Caryn and ghost whisperer Gary TEENAGE PSYCHIC ON CAMPUS Pamela Woods-Jackson Series: Teenage Psychic Book 2
Genre: New Adult, Young Adult, Paranormal
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: April 28, 2017 Add to Goodreads Caryn Alderson may be a psychic medium, but she can't predict her own life. She’s totally blindsided when she discovers her boyfriend has cheated on her. Her best friend Annabeth attempts to jump-start Caryn’s stalled love life by introducing her to Gary Riddell, a fellow college freshman who can talk to ghosts. To paranormal groupie Annabeth, their abilities make them the perfect match. Unfortunately, Gary’s acting career and Caryn’s love of journalism clash when Caryn writes a hatchet piece about Gary's acting abilities, and then publishes it in the campus newspaper. Dating is definitely out! Then the two of them are asked to help the campus Ghost Stalkers club investiga…

Excerpt: SIlent Meridian by Elizabeth Crowens

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From Award Winning Author
Elizabeth Crowens When timelines clash beyond the logic of science, and the key to the future lies in clues from the past... SILENT MERIDIAN Elizabeth Crowens Series: The Time Traveler Professor Book 1
Genre: Speculative Fiction, Gaslight Fantasy, Alternative History
Publisher: MX Publishing
Publication Date: May 15, 2016 Add to Goodreads A 19th century "X" Files meets H.G. Wells's "Time Machine" featuring Arthur Conan Doyle and partner Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is obsessed with a legendary red book. Its peculiar stories have come to life, and rumors claim that it has rewritten its own endings. Convinced that possessing this book will help him write his ever-popular Sherlock Holmes stories, he takes on an unlikely partner, John Patrick Scott, known to most as a concert musician and paranormal investigator. Although in his humble opinion, Scott considers himself more of an ethereal archeologist and a time traveler professor. Together they exp…