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May 02

Hot n Sprung Blog Hop – Hot Summer Reads

Usually the spring/summer season is when most television shows go in hiatus and we’re left to our own devices to entertain ourselves. Yeah, we could catch up on all the movies we refused to pay real money for last summer or try to get involved in a new series on Netflix or Hulu.

Don’t do that though. Stick with your fall/winter shows and use the better weather and lovely sunshine to stick your nose in a few great reads. There are so many great romance novels out there that by the time you get from under your to be read (TBR) pile, it’ll be fall. (And you’ll have a great tan.)

I like zombies.  They scare the crap out of me, but I like ‘em anyway.  When I started watching The Walking Dead, then reading the graphic novel (highly recommended if you’re a fan of the show), I realized that I had a lot of questions.  For example, when Rick is rescued by Morgan Jones, what happens to Morgan (and his son) after Rick leaves?  Were there any other survivors, hiding out in their homes, looking for rescue?

What are their stories?

And that’s how Loving Among the Dead started, with a “what if”?  What if a woman, sheltered constantly by her parents, the “good girl”, was suddenly thrust into the middle of a zombie apocalypse? Even though she is nearing thirty, an age where most people are making their own way in the world, her only security is getting home to her parents.  But when she gets there, they’re dead.  And she has to bury them.

What does she do now?  Find out in Loving Among the Dead, my newest and first release with Loose Id.

You can win a copy, along with some other cool prizes and CASH!

Check out the Rafflecopter below.

 

 

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Don’t forget to check out the others in this hop!

Apr 18

Fame is Murder – Freakquency by Caddell Brown Review

Welcome to Caddell Brown’s Book Tour. I am so pleased to host her today on my blog.

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BlurbRick Chamberland had it all, fame, fortune and women. Until a phone call from his mother forced him to come home and confront the dark secrets of his family’s past. With club singer and small-town girl Song Peters at his side, Rick discovers a demonic presence connecting their families that threatens to destroy all that they hold dear. 

My Review:

I had the distinct pleasure of reading an advance copy of Ms. Brown’s book. First of all, this is not a romance, but an erotic supernatural thriller, and it lives up to its promise.

Without giving too much away, Ms. Brown weaves a tale of generational secrets come to light with the return of rock star Rick Chamberland to his hometown. Called home by his mother for the funeral of his childhood pet, Rick crosses the path of Song Peters, an up and coming singer who works part time as a waitress. From then on, the story takes you down a winding road of closet skeletons, promises made and debts (not necessarily money) owed.

When you begin reading, you are sure you are reading one story, but Ms. Brown cleverly switches gears and pulls you even deeper into the supernaturally rich tapestry entwining the families of Song and Rick.

It’s not an easy read—there’s nothing light and fluffy about the subject matter—but it is an engaging narrative that showcases the author’s ability to take us to the dark places in the human psyche.

Highly recommended.

 

 

Author bio:
Caddell Brown, born and raised in East Texas, authors a range of speculative fiction. Among her early influences are artists Rene Magritte, film director Andrei Tarkovsky and authors Dan Simmons, Toni Morrison and Ai. It wasn’t until after taking a course in Creative Non-Fiction that she grasped what writing could be as a form of expression and while most of her works are fiction, there’s always something inside each story that touches on her years as an observant youth. Freakquency, her first novel under this penname, was inspired by the storytelling of her uncles, and other legends and folklore from around the world.

Check out the book trailer…..

 

 

 

Mar 17

Monday Morning Music

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This weekend was busy busy busy and therefore, I only have this hopefully inspirational song to rev up your Monday.

What’s that one song that gets you cranked in the morning?  Leave it in the comments.

Cheers!

 

 

Mar 11

Tuneful Tuesdays – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

dahlia-63441_640I loved this song when it came out because of Cyndi’s don’t give a durn attitude and her style. I also liked the way the video included different types of women – giving you the feeling that if you were in the vicinity while they were filming, Cyndi might have pulled you into the video too!

From songfacts.com:

Lauper co-wrote many of her own songs, but not this one. Like “I Will Survive,” it’s a girl power song written by a man. A Philadelphia singer/songwriter named Robert Hazard, who had a band called Robert Hazard and the Heroes, wrote it. Hazard recorded his demo of the song in 1979. Speaking with Rolling Stone, Lauper said that she had to alter the lyrics from Hazard’s original. “It was originally about how fortunate he was ’cause he was a guy around these girls that wanted to have ‘fun’ – with him – down there, which we do not speak lest we go blind,” she said.

Enjoy this 80s flashback.

Feb 17

Free Banners

My contribution for Random Acts of Kindness is this:

For the first five authors that send your cover, your blurb and the name of your cover artist (I like to give credit) to dahliadewinters @ gmail.com

I will make you a banner  (720 x 360) with your blurb and your cover for free.

I may edit your blurb if it is too long. I will respond right away and turn around time will be about a week.

 

 

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