[Guest Post]: Zon by Maureen A. Miller

Today, I have a new guest post on my blog. Please, give a warm welcome to Maureen A. Miller, an author of YA/sci-fi adventure, “ZON”. Maureen talks about her life in lockdown and he loud writing buddy 😉

 

A Day In The Life Of THIS writer

By Maureen A. Miller

 

People say to me, “Oh, the pandemic lockdown must not bother you. You work from home.” Well, aside from the myriad amount of ways the pandemic bothers me, it truly does impact my writing.
Why?
Well, it’s the simple fact that my husband and I have a Corgi. Corgis are hyper, opinionated, stubborn, LOUD…mostly LOUD. Yes, I adore her and wouldn’t have her any other way, but did I mention how LOUD she is?
So, a Corgi’s job is to herd. Before the pandemic, my husband was off to work every morning, and she only had one person to herd. She could herd me into my office and I could meet deadlines without much trouble. Now that my husband has to work from home, Tink feels the need to herd us both into the same room where she can keep an eye on us. The fact that we work in different rooms is driving her crazy.
When my husband has one of his uber-important conference calls (which happens at least ten times a day), I have to forego the deadlines and try and keep Tink from barking at the voices on his call. These distractions involve treats, ball-tossing, and belly rubs. I know, they all sound like fun distractions, but when you’re under a deadline, you find yourself scrambling for quiet time. During dog naps, I delve into the world of fantasy and try to conquer my word count. Sometimes this is at 6am, sometimes it’s at midnight.
We’re all learning to adapt to these new patterns. And no matter the distraction—I still have tales in my head that I work on putting in print. And I still have a dog that takes her job very seriously as well.
Even though Tink has her work cut out for her herding both her humans, she wouldn’t have it any other way! She is ecstatic to have us both home.
Are you working from home now? Or do you have a pet that has benefited from you being home?

 

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About the book 

 

 

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Genre: Young Adult/Science Fiction/Adventure

Date Published: June 22, 2020

From USA TODAY bestselling author, Maureen A. Miller, comes this young adult cosmic adventure.

With a father from the planet, Ziratak, and a mother from Earth, Zon’s challenges are galactic. Zon doesn’t possess superpowers, though. If anything, he’s a bit of a klutz.

In Ziratakian folklore, the tale of the Temple of the Monarch has been passed down for generations. As legend has it, a series of miniature globes lead to the temple’s gate.

Folklore…nothing more.

Except, Zon knows of a cave with small globes in it. And with one clumsy mishap, he triggers the gate–opening a portal to other worlds.

A trip through this vortex transports him to Earth, where the first human he encounters is a young woman with challenges of her own.

This is a brand new saga, and a new generation. There is no need to read the BEYOND series.However, for readers of the series, you will enjoy this continuation of the epic science fiction adventure.

 

 

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About the author 

 

 

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USA Today bestselling author, Maureen A. Miller worked in the software industry for fifteen years. She crawled around plant floors in a hard hat and safety glasses hooking up computers to behemoth manufacturing machines. The job required extensive travel. The best form of escapism during those lengthy airport layovers became writing.

Maureen’s first novel, WIDOW’S TALE, earned her a Golden Heart nomination in Romantic Suspense. After that she became hooked to the genre. In fact, she was so hooked she is the founder of the JUST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE website.

Recently, Maureen branched out into the Young Adult Science Fiction market with the popular BEYOND Series. To her it was still Romantic Suspense…just on another planet!

Find more about Maureen at www.maureenamiller.com 

 

 

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[Release Blitz]: Lake Effect by K.C. Gillis

 

 

Lake Effect

 

A Jordan Reed Mystery

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Release Date: May 26, 2020

Publisher: Chesterfield Press

Mysterious marina accidents. Destroyed evidence. Can a tenacious reporter decipher the twisted clues at a small-town lake?

Jordan Reed is burned out from all the attention on her previous high-profile story. But when a new lead lands in her lap, she reluctantly postpones her vacation to investigate a classic New England marina. With hundreds of dead fish washing up on Copper Lake’s otherwise pristine shores, Jordan suspects a sinister cover-up.

But by the time she arrives on the scene, she’s surprised to discover the police chief eliminated every last carcass and seems hellbent on blocking her inquiries. And her search for the culprit takes a perilous turn when gambling kingpins descend on the city and a string of unexplained calamities plague the docks.

Can Jordan expose the corruption, or will she be the next to go belly-up?

Lake Effect is the second book in the fast-paced Jordan Reed mystery series. If you like steely female sleuths, gripping action, and clever twists that’ll keep you guessing, then you’ll love K.C. Gillis’s page-turning mystery.

Buy Lake Effect to dive into dangerous waters today!

Other Books in the Jordan Reed Mystery series:

 

Toxic Deception Book One

 

Toxic Deception

A Jordan Reed Mystery

Publisher: Chesterfield Press

Published: February 2020

Strange symptoms. Bloody secrets. Can one reporter solve a medical mystery before she ends up in a body bag?

Jordan Reed put her world on hold to hunt down corruption. So when the gutsy journalist gets tipped off about blood money changing hands at a pharmaceutical factory, she dives into the story. With an otherwise healthy worker dropping dead of multiple organ failure, Jordan suspects something far more sinister than a simple accident…

Daring to go up against big pharma, she gains an ally on the inside and recruits two friends to join the investigation. But after a string of false leads and tight-lipped witnesses, she ties her case to disturbingly similar evidence in a medical trial on the other side of the globe. And if she doesn’t expose the lethal conspiracy soon, Jordan is terrified she and her team could be the next victims of the lethal cover-up.

Can Jordan take down a greedy corporation before they sacrifice more lives in the drive for profit?

Toxic Deception is the first book in the gripping Jordan Reed thriller series. If you like tenacious heroines, underdog stories, and edge-of-your-seat action, then you’ll love K.C. Gillis’s page-turning tale.

Buy Toxic Deception to unravel a contagious mystery today!

 

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About the author 

 

Lake Effect Author K.C. Gillis

K.C. (Kevin) Gillis is the author of the Jordan Reed mystery series. Despite being a lifelong lover of stories and books, writing took a distant back seat as his professional career travelled through the Canadian Air Force, a decade as a chemist, followed by a long and continuing run in corporate America.
With writing no longer in the back seat (but not quite yet in the front seat), Kevin now has the Jordan Reed series well underway. His personal interests focus on endurance and water sports. Having grown up in the Canadian Maritimes, he now lives in the US northeast.

 

 

Contact Links 

Website: http://www.kcgillis.com

Twitte: http://twitter.com/kcgilliswriter

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kcgilliswriter

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/kcgilliswriter

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[Release Blitz]: The Girl on the Roof by Debra Moffitt

The Girl on the Roof

Historical Mystery

Release Date: March 3, 2020

Publisher: Divinely Inspired Books

 

As the people of Annecy in the French Alps meet the Gestapo’s brutality with surprising resistance, a teen-aged girl cannot rest until she solves the mystery of a death in her family. Aurelie watches as her father places a shrouded body on the North side of the roof of the family home. It’s winter, under a Nazi-declared state of siege, and they must wait until the spring thaw for the burial. But who died? And why is no one speaking to her anymore? Aurelie cannot rest until she discovers the truth and fights to prevent the same terrible fate from happening to her best friend.

Debra Moffitt’s rare psychic abilities open up a world of unexpected insight into the French Resistance, life beyond death, and reincarnation. She was working on another book in a French farmhouse, when the girl who became Aurelie showed up and opened a world that bridged time and dimensions.

Praise for The Girl on the Roof:

“A haunting, beautiful book.”” – Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times Bestselling Author

“A dreamlike tale unfolding amidst the nightmare of war, The Girl on the Roof will transport you into another world—and beyond. Debra Moffitt pierces the thin veil that separates life from the afterlife, the hunted from the haunted, the ghost story from the love story. Through her eyes, we are offered a glimpse of the eternal energetic bonds that connect us throughout time and space. An evocative, transcendent, and truly unforgettable book.” – Amy Weiss, Author of the Hay House Novel, Crescendo

 

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About the author: 

The Girl on the Roof Author Debra Moffitt

Debra Moffitt is an author who leads workshops and retreats on writing, creativity, and spirituality, in the United States and Europe. Her popular French Alps retreats attract participants from around the world. She has taught at the Sophia Institute in Charleston, SC and the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. Her writing appears regularly in Unity Magazine in the US with interviews of Lynne McTaggart and Dr. Joe Dispenza; in Swiss Entrepreneur Magazine, and in many luxury and consumer magazines world wide. Debra is also Editor in Chief for a Swiss luxury magazine. She is the author of the award-winning books, Awake in the World, Garden of Bliss, and Riviera Stories. Her blogs have appeared on Beliefnet.com and Intentblog.com​. Debra worked in international business until she felt a deeper calling to write. She speaks and writes in French and Italian as well as English. Her writing is deeply influenced by her travels.

 

Contact Links

Website: https://www.debramoffitt.com/girl-on-the-roof-book-release.html

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DebraMoffitt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DebraMoffittAuthor/

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Purchase Links 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083P653LG/

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iBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-girl-on-the-roof/id1493593534?mt=11&app=itunes 

 

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[Book blitz]: Try Not to Die: In Brightside by Mark Tullius and Dawna Gonzales

Try Not to Die In Brightside

 

Genre: Suspense

Release Date: February 18, 2020

Publisher: Vincere Press

More than two dozen ways to die.

Just one correct path.

Do you have what it takes to survive?

Brightside is a beautiful mountain town blanketed by snow. Towering fences create a stark contrast to the serenity that appears on the surface. Your only crime is telepathy, yet your stay here is permanent. Your fate has been determined by society’s fears.

The outlook is bleak unless you manage to become part of the escape that’s about to go down.

Watch your back, choose wisely, and be careful who you trust.

Good luck getting out of Brightside in this interactive novel.

 

 

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About the author

Try Not to Die In Brightside Author Mark Tullius

Mark Tullius is the author of Ain’t No Messiah, Twisted Reunion, 25 Perfect Days and more. He also writes nonfiction based on MMA and traumatic brain injuries.

Contact Links

Website: https://www.marktullius.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarkTullius

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMarkTullius/

Promo Link: http://bookbuzz.net/blog/suspense-try-not-to-die-in-brightside/ 

 

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Purchase Links

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082DBMDZF

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/try-not-to-die-mark-tullius/1136301625?ean=9781938475511

IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781938475511

 

[Book Blitz]: Deadline by Jessica James

DEADLINE

 

Book 1 Phantom Force Tactical Series

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Date Published: April, 2016

“Engaging read. Hard to put down.” — Billy Allmon, U.S. Navy SEAL (Ret)

He’s a relentless homicide detective. She’s an uncompromising journalist.

Neither desires to work together—but they’ll never uncover the truth alone.

Landing a front page headline isn’t why reporter Caitlin Sparks is investigating a string of suspicious deaths connected to the U.S. State Department. She has a personal stake in finding the killer.

Detective Blake Madison has a connection to the murders too, and will risk anything to uncover the truth. But a journalist is the last person he’d rely on to help him solve a crime—especially one whose trail of evidence leads back to him.

Joining forces becomes essential as the body count continues to grow. Someone powerful doesn’t want the truth to come out—and will stop at nothing to make sure no one talks.

On the run with nowhere to turn, the couple devises a plan to expose the killer. The risk is great and the chance of success small, but the ultimate outcome is something neither one of them envisioned.

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Excerpt

Blake stroked her hair. “It’s okay, baby. Just a nightmare.”

“It seemed so real.” Caitlin felt his arms tighten around her, felt the power in them, and appreciated the comforting peace they provided. She had never felt so exposed, and yet so safe and secure. She turned her head and strained to see into the darkness again. “It felt like he was really here.”

“Dreams have a way of doing that.” He rocked her for a few more minutes in his soothing embrace, and then whispered in her ear. “Better?”

Caitlin took a few more deep breaths, and then tried to draw away, embarrassed. “Yes. I’m all right.” Again, she peered over her shoulder into the darkness to see if the figure would reappear. “Sorry if I woke you.”

Blake did not release his grasp. “Don’t worry. You didn’t wake me.”

Caitlin knew it was useless to struggle so she rested her head against his chest again and tried to relax. Her mind drifted back to a time when she had been intimidated by this man. Now his mere presence was reassuring. His touch, his voice, brought security and a sense of peace.

“That’s better.” He cleared his throat, but it still sounded hoarse when he talked. “I wish you would put the past behind you.”

Caitlin’s breath caught in her throat. That’s what Vince had just told her. She pulled away and regarded Blake with a troubled look. Had Vince been trying to tell her something from the other side that was merely being echoed by Blake? Was it time to move on with her life? Was she ready for that?

She lay her head down again before answering. “I’m not sure I want to yet.”

Blake’s chest rose against her cheek as he sucked in a deep, slow breath, but he didn’t speak and his grasp was unrelenting. She savored the sensation of being held by him with her head against his heart, keenly aware of the solidness of his arms and the warmth of his skin. His embrace was powerful and tender, strong and gentle.

She allowed herself to bask briefly in the peaceful, shared moment, but then feared she was being selfish. He’s probably uncomfortable and wants to go back to bed. “I’m okay,” she murmured into his chest, trying to reassure him. “You can let me go now, Blake.” She opened her eyes when he finally answered.

“I’m not sure I want to yet.”

 

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About the author

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Jessica James’ award-winning novels are inspired by her love of the land, her belief in everlasting love, and her curiosity about the past. Her novels run the gamut from military suspense and thrillers to historical fiction, Christian fiction, and small-town Southern women’s fiction.

She enjoys transporting readers to another world with complex characters and stories that stir deep emotion. Her novels appeal to both men and women and are featured in library collections all over the United States including Harvard and the U.S. Naval Academy. She resides in a 200-year-old house in Gettysburg, Pa.

 

Contact Links

Website: https://www.jessicajamesbooks.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RomanticHistoricalFiction

Blog: https://www.jessicajamesbooks.com/blog

Goodreadshttps://www.goodreads.com/author/show/586216.Jessica_James

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/southernromance/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorjessicajames/

Amazon Author Pageamazon.com/author/jessicajames

BookBub : https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jessica-james 

 

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Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A8T74AG/

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/deadline-jessica-james/1124319410?ean=2940152539110

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/deadline-72

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/deadline/id1070687633?mt=11

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[Cover Reveal]: The Lost Train by Seth Crossman

The Lost Train Reveal

Action/Adventure Thriller

Date Published: 2/20/20

Publisher: Golden Acorn Press

    A former MP, Will Stattin, is called to Europe to investigate the theft of several paintings. He learns that the paintings are part of a series of nine pieces of art, all with a clue that ultimately leads to a train that disappeared from Konigsberg, Germany in late 1944 full of gold, art and priceless artifacts. He quickly learns that he is not the only one after the paintings. Now it is a race across Europe to find the paintings and the lost train with the help of the beautiful and savvy museum agent, Giovanna Rossi, before the hunt turns even more deadly than it already has.

 

About the author:

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Seth Crossman is a minister, speaker and writer who lives in Upstate New York.
His own adventures have taken him across the globe and stirred his desire to write fast paced, provocative thrillers that keep readers turning the page.
He has three boys that he wants to inspire with a sense of adventure and courage to overcome whatever obstacles get in their way.
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Contact Links

Website: sethcrossman.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/sethcrossman

Twitter: twitter.com/sethcrossman

Blog: sethcrossman.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/sethcrossman/

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[New release]: Calling all bloggers and fellow authors! I need your help.

Dear blogging friends and all thrillers’ fans,

I have a new release, coming out December, 11th.  It’s just over a month before the great day, and I need your help. The ebook is ready for pre-order on Amazon and all major platforms, the paperback is live.

“The Seeds of Stars” is a thriller/suspense novella with some historical references and the plot set in Scotland, Berlin, and the Adriatic coast of Montenegro. I would like to spread the word about it as much as possible by setting up a blog tour/blog feature with the full information about the book.

If you’re interested in participating, please contact me via email (saltandnovels@gmail.com) or comment under this post. In return, I can feature your book/business/etc. on my blog, Facebook page/in the group, on Pinterest board, etc.

Thank you all for supporting me!!

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Blurb:

The life doesn’t promise to be joyful for a “Chernobyl child” born straight after the nuclear disaster. True…but not for such an adventurer, adrenaline junkie, and popular extreme sports’ blogger like Yuliy Kobrin aka Kobra. Adopted by a British couple, Kobra spends his life in urban exploring and travels.

Skiing in the Scottish Highlands, Kobra meets a young German couple, Edel Baum and Kira Schneider. The new friends invite him to their luxurious house, where Kobra’s attention is drawn to Edel’s collection of World War II antiques and a mysterious Yugoslavian file which the couple asks to translate for them.

The file reveals classified underwater facilities from the Cold War times, hidden deeply in the Kotor Bay of Montenegro. Yuliy can’t miss an opportunity for such a discovery.

Six months earlier, a prominent scientist died in his apartment in central Berlin. The authorities believe it was a heart attack, but a police officer, Trina Stahl, thinks this case is far more dangerous and complicated.

All hell breaks loose for Kobra when he comes under attack in the Kotor Bay, when he realises his new German friends are not who they say they are, and his life now is of an interest for many parties. From Montenegro to Scotland, from Berlin to the Isle of Skye—Kobra is on the hunt for a mysterious alien object, the Seeds of Stars, but also for the truth about his own past.

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