Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Poetry Tour with @poetryis_heart

Collection of 25 Days of Christmas Poetry

Poetry Excerpt #1

The Christmas moment

The moment

Has come
For all children
To love and enjoy
This time of year
To dream of wonderful things

Christmas trees
All lit up
Stockings are hung
Presents under the tree
Makes the children
Dream of magic of Christmas

Glancing out the window
To the stars
Wishing on one
And in hopes
Of seeing Santa Clause

On cold winter nights
All tucked in their beds
Fast asleep
With pictures of candy canes
And toys dancing
In their head

The moment
Has come
For all the children
To love and enjoy
The season
Where wonderful things
Happen and
Their dreams come true.

Poetry Excerpt #2

Christ is Christmas

A king was born that night
None knew what great love
The King was to show
They heard the prophecy
That He was the Son of God
That He was sent here
To die on the cross

Jesus was born
For us to celebrate life
To be saved
If only we believe
In our hearts

As Jesus grew
He walked this earth
Teaching of great things to come
Curing the sick
Helping the needy
Showing true love and care
To God’s children

Here on Earth
Jesus was born
And on the dreadful day
Jesus took to the cross
For our sins

For His sacrifice
Has given us
A second chance
To have the best gift of all
Eternity with His Father
In the heavens above
For Christ is Christmas!

Joy to the World by Faith Hill

Little Drummer Boy by Pentatonix

Away in the Manger by Susan Boyle

Silent Night, Holy Night by Kelly Clarkson featuring Trisha Yearwood and Reba McEntire

White Christmas by Bing Crosby

Winter Wonderland by Michael Bublé & Rod Stewart

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing by Jewel

Twas the Night before Christmas – Read by Santa

Jingle Bell Rock by Brenda Lee

That's Christmas to Me by Pentatonix

Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost


Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

In this Short Life that only Last an hour by Emily Dickinson

Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

O Captain! My Captain! By Walt Whitman

I Saw in Louisiana A Live­Oak Growing by Walt Whitman

Love by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Spring by William Shakespeare


About Jeniann Bowers

Jeniann was born in Whitefish, Montana in 1972. She was raised in Eureka, Montana most of her younger years. She was the youngest of four children and the only surviving girl. Jeniann attended Rexford Elementary school her kindergarten year and the following year she transferred to Eureka Elementary School where she graduated from the eighth grade in 1987. She the attended Lincoln County High School until her junior year when she moved from Eureka to Medford, Oregon with her mother and stepfather. Her mother passed away in January 1991, and Jeniann soon got married and started a family. She was married for 21years and had five children. She lost a daughter to SIDS in March 1994.
   Jeniann has recently become divorced and is raising her two boys with her daughter's help. Jeniann's youngest son suffers from Autism. Jeniann also suffers from her own disabilities of Fibromyalgia, physical chronic pain and anxiety.
   Jeniann is now a proud junior at Capella University. She has made both the President's and Dean's list for outstanding academic achievements and she currently holds a 4.0 GPA in her studies. She is hoping to graduate with a Bachelor in Science in Business with a specialized degree in Finance.
   Jeniann is also a five time self­published poetess. Her books have been in the top ten best selling list on Amazon in the past and her current ratings stand at 4.5. She has published the following books: Expressions on Life Book One, Expressions and Letters, Phraseology and Letters, Collection of 25 Days of Christmas Poetry, and her recently re­release of Poems, Dreams & More. She is currently working on her next book of poetry collections.
   Jeniann is also the owner at Poetry is...which is a blogging business of her own personal poetry and also a blog to help spread the word of poetry and teach the world that poetry is an excellent choice to write and read. Jeniann is a firm advocate for poetry publishing and writing poetry.
   Jeniann has always loved poetry and wrote poetry. She has been writing full time for eight years now. Jeniann uses poetry as an escape from daily life and poetry has also healed her troubled past of traumatic events. Jeniann has stared death in the face with the passing of her sisters, mother, daughter, father, grandmother, grandfathers, and several aunts and cousins. Jeniann's poetry reflects deep emotion of pain and anguish she still feels in her heart over the last decade of deaths. Jeniann's poetry, however, also displays a touch of love she is seeking and wants, besides, love and death, Jeniann's poetry also depicts nature in a relationship to God's gifts and the love she has for the outdoors.
    Jeniann's purpose is to share her poetry talent with the world in hopes to gain readers from across the globe to come and enjoy the true meanings behind poetry.

Jeniann's Contact Information:

Email Address:

Mobile: (208)­507­2415

Grangeville, Idaho


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Rising Shadows Blog Tour

Rising Shadows 

Sarah Matthews didn’t think a little taste of adventure this summer was too much to ask. But when she finds herself transported to the twelfth century, she learns she must be careful what she wishes for.

After Sarah’s closest companion—and her ticket home—is arrested on charges of witchcraft, Sarah finds herself trapped in this dangerous land and alone in her knowledge of a dangerous conspiracy. Knowing that she has no chance of stopping the treachery and saving her friend on her own, Sarah seeks help from the Shadow, a masked hero who has already saved her life once. As they work together to unravel the truth before it’s too late, Sarah realizes that it isn’t the Shadow who she’s come to rely on, but Will, a handsome and intriguing blacksmith who’s plagued by the secrets and pains of his past.

Chasing Shadows

Would you choose to entwine your fate with a hero of the past, even if it meant altering the future? The murder of an ancient king spurs Sarah Matthews to travel back in time, putting her life in jeopardy as she races against the clock to solve a thousand-year-old mystery and pick up the pieces of her star-crossed romance. Her return to Serimone reveals that the kingdom is in upheaval under the new regime, and unable to right the empire alone, Sarah seeks out the help of Will, the town's blacksmith and secret vigilante. But her hopes of rekindling their fairy tale romance are dashed when a discovery about his past severs their fragile relationship. Confused and alone, Sarah throws herself into her mission at the castle, though the fearsome solitude of the stonework prison causes her to seek out an unlikely ally. Damien Lisandro is a dashing Spaniard who brightens her dull world with his kindness and disarming charm. But as Sarah draws closer to him and to the faceless killer in their midst, she realizes that the severed threads of time and the mystery surrounding Serimone Castle are unraveling rapidly, weaving new tapestries of devastation. When a counterfeit Shadow tragically claims the life of someone Sarah cares for, and with Damien running from a dark past and secrets of his own, she wonders whom she can trust. Knowing the murders are connected, Sarah scrambles to uncover the identity of the impostor on her own. But as more lives are lost in her personal crusade, she questions how far she is willing to go to bring the guilty party to justice. Sarah is forced into harm's way countless times as she races to solve the puzzle before it is too late and Serimone becomes nothing more than a faded memory of the past. . . And before Sarah herself becomes a permanent fixture in history.

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“Halt!” Will yelled, raising the bow as he splashed into the freezing ankle-deep

water after him. “I have you in my sights!” The man jerked to a stop, turning around

slowly to face him. Will squinted into the near darkness. “Now remove the hood.”

The man ignored his command and advanced on him slowly, hands raised in

surrender. There was something familiar about the way he walked. . . . Will drew the

string back, letting him know he meant business. “I said stop!” The imposter obeyed,

though still he did not reveal his identity. “The hood,” he growled, angling the bow.

The man reached up and flipped his hood back without hesitation. “You wouldn’t

shoot a woman, would you, darling?”

He felt Jade’s cocky grin across the feet that separated them and ground his teeth

in irritation. Lowering the weapon, he glowered at her. “You’re the one who has been

masquerading as the Shadow? You murdered someone, Jade! This isn’t one of your little


She sauntered toward him, her eyes narrowing in that catlike way that let him

know she was pleased with herself.  “I’ve never killed anyone, William.” Pressing a hand

to her heart in a move meant to distract him, she cocked her head to the side and turned

her lips down in a pout. “It hurts that you think I could do such a thing.”

“Well, then what is this?” He shook the bow in front of her face. “I could have

killed you!”

“I had to get your attention somehow.” Jade flipped her braid over her shoulder.

Shooting him a seductive smile, she placed a hand on his shoulder and leaned toward his

ear. He tightened his grip on the bow, but didn’t give her the satisfaction of pulling away.

“I was not the one who killed that woman, and you know that,” she whispered,

her mouth brushing his ear. Will pursed his lips and thought he heard one of his knuckles

pop. “But I know who did.”

That caught his attention.

Gripping her shoulders, he pushed her back to see her face. “You know who

broke into the castle?”

She grinned coyly and ran a finger playfully down his chest. “I know a lot of


He grabbed her wrists and held them tight, though she didn’t pull away. “Cut the

charade,” he said sternly, giving her a little shake to knock some sense into her. “Now

who killed that woman?”

Her voice turned husky, a habit she couldn’t seem to break. “And what will you

do for me if I tell you?”

Will released her abruptly and took a step back, suddenly disgusted with this

woman he had once called a friend. “Good God, Jade, what is wrong with you? You can

be so exasperating!”

The façade chipped away for a moment, and he could see his words had hurt

before the indifferent mask veiled her features once more. “Aren’t you curious?” Her

voice had lost its purposefully alluring tone.

Though he was terribly curious, he knew that Jade would never divulge the secret;

she loved them too much to lose one so intriguing. Will turned around without another

word, tromping back through the shallow water.

“I know your secret, too,” she blurted loudly to be heard over the falls. He

hesitated, and she cried out a little desperately at his retreating form, “How else would I

know that you would follow me in this costume?”

Swallowing tightly, he turned back to her, feigning ignorance, though his heart

was beating wildly in his chest. “What are you talking about? I have no secrets.”

Jade straightened the front of her shirt, tucking it back into her pants where it had

come loose. She smoothed her braid, a nervous movement meant to regain her

composure. “I recently discovered your alter-ego, and I must say that I’m surprised I

hadn’t thought of it before. You had me fooled along with everyone else.”

Dropping the guise, he sloshed over to her. “Who else knows?” She grinned,

lording it over him. He leaned down and enunciated each word. “Who. Else. Knows?”

A delicate brow arched in defiance.

“Who did you tell, Jade?”

“I’m not the one you should concern yourself with!” she snapped. Blinking, she

seemed to realize how harsh her tone had been, and her expression turned suddenly sad.

She retreated a few steps. “You foolishly trusted her with your secret, but I won’t tell a

soul, William, if that’s what concerns you—I promise. I shall remain silent if you just

answer one question.”

He narrowed his eyes suspiciously, wondering how she knew about Sarah’s

awareness of his secret. Jade was still backing towards the falls, and his eyes widened as

he realized her intent. “Jade stop!”

She did. Tilting her head to the side, she watched him intently from the knee-deep

water. The cold didn’t seem to affect her. “Why not me? Just answer me that. She doesn’t

deserve you, you know,” she added quietly.

Will took a few tentative steps toward her, eyes darting to the frothing water that

spilled over the falls. She would never survive that drop. “Come back from the edge and

I’ll discus this with you.”

“And that shall garner your attention?” Shaking her head, Jade stepped onto a

large rock that jetted out over the edge of the water. She didn’t possess the nerve, did

she? Will swallowed.

“You never wanted me,” she went on. “I see now that deceiving that girl could

never bring you into my arms.” Her face looked tormented. “Just say my name. My real

name—the name you gave me when we were children, when I wished to forget my past.”

Will was suddenly aware of how deep her obsession for him went and searched

his mind for a solution to get the both of them out of this alive. He took a few more steps,

having to pick up his knees as the water deepened. He kept his eyes focused on hers as he

sloshed along, and his thighs went numb. “Don’t do this. Please.”

A lone tear spilled down her cheek. “Why not? I spend my life being used and

controlled by men and receive nothing in return. What do I have here but emptiness and

loss—of my home, my parents, of your affection?”

Seeing she refused to be talked down, Will suddenly raised the bow in a last ditch

effort. “Get down from there or I’ll shoot.” He realized that it was foolish to threaten to

kill someone on the brink of suicide, but it was all he could think of.

“You won’t shoot me.” She seemed so certain of it, and he knew it was true; he

couldn’t do it.

Tossing the bow into the water, it swirled through the bubbling water and dropped

over the falls. He kept his eyes focused on Jade as he advanced cautiously, trying not to

startle her as he rose up on the rock before her. The sun had set, and it was difficult to

make out her features in the pale moonlight. “You’re right. I can’t shoot you.”

She wrapped her arms around his middle, startling him. Jade sighed, pressing her

body hard against his own, as though he would evaporate if she lessened her hold. “It

feels so good to be in your arms.” She paused, arms freezing. “But I can never really have

you, can I?”

Will hesitated, barely returning her embrace. He knew he couldn’t lie to her, even

under such dire circumstances. “I’m sorry, no. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want you in

my life. You deserve more than this.”

She released him, and he caught a flash of teeth as she smiled sadly. “Thank you

for that. I will always love you, William, and your secret is safe with me.” Something in

her eyes shifted, and his own widened in alarm as he realized she was done speaking.

Then she took a step back, and her body tumbled over the falls.

“Marian!” he cried thoughtlessly, lunging for her. His breath was forced from his

lungs as he landed on the rock, hard, but he managed to grab ahold of her slick wrist

before he lost her completely.

Will grunted, struggling to hang on as the falls pulled at her from below. “Hang

on,” he yelled, reaching down with his other hand. His stomach slipped over the rock,

and he caught sight of her face. She looked vaguely frightened, yet her mind seemed

intent on something other than their plight.

“Say my name again,” she cried.

He ground his teeth, trying to get a better grip on her. His chest slowly inched

over the edge of the slick rock, further over the churning water far below.

“Say it!” Jade screamed desperately when he remained silent. She seemed more

concerned in hearing him affirm her existence than she was in helping him pull her to


Muscles straining, he managed through clenched teeth, “Don’t let go, Marian!”

The words were lost in the roar of the water, but she smiled anyway, knowing he had said

what she wanted to hear. Will felt her hand relax, no longer returning his hold.

He arched his back as he struggled to hold on, trying to turn his body to take some

of the strain off his arms, but his sudden weight shift caused his body to jerk across the

wet surface of the rock. Eyes widening, his free hand searched frantically for some

handhold as Jade’s weight pulled him over the edge.

His hand slipped over an exposed tree root, and he made a desperate grab for it.

Their bodies jerked to a stop as he closed his fingers around the end of the root, and their

weight nearly yanked it from the sodden earth. Groaning in pain, he tightened his hold

around Jade’s wrist. He knew that there was no air in the spray of the falls where her

body dangled, but he couldn’t let her go.

“Hold on!” he yelled. But she had already gone limp. Just hold on, he told

himself, closing his lids tightly as he focused on doing just that. His fingers had gone

numb, and they loosened against his will, slipping from around the exposed root. He

closed his eyes and his last thought as they both fell toward the rocks at the base of

Glenborough Falls was that he would get his wish: He would die attempting to save




Avicii — Wake Me Up


Jason Reeves — The End


Schuyler Fisk — Waking Life


Ben Howard — The Fear


Nico and Vinz — Am I Wrong


The Script — The End Where I Begin


Switchfoot — Slipping Away

Penny and Sparrow — Brothers


Josh Rosenthal — No More Lies


The Workday Release — A Starlit Sky


YPPAH — Never Mess with Sunday


Levi Robin — Breathe Easy


Bastille — Bad Blood


Jason Walker — Down

Keith Urban — Stupid Boy


Hunter Hayes — You Think You Know Somebody


Need to Breathe — Won’t Turn Back


Danny Elfman — Oz, the Great and Powerful


Brand X Music — Sorcerer’s Secret


Hurts — Unspoken


Kacey Musgraves — Back on the Map


Lady Antebellum — Learning to Fly (cover)


Augustana — Borrowed Time


The Weepies — Can’t Go Back Now

One Republic — Feel Again


Hunter Hayes — All You Ever


The Civil Wars — Dust to Dust


Two Steps from Hell — Resistance is Fatal


X Ambassadors — Unsteady


Mads Langer — Fact-Fiction

Jan Kaczmarek — Finding Neverland


Gabrielle Aplin — Start of Time


Jimmy Eat World — Hear You Me

Florence and the Machine — Heavy in Your Arms


Sea Fournier — Goodbye

In the Nursery — Kryptka


Switchfoot — When the World Caves In


Parachute — Hurricane


Brand X Music — Curious Developments


Greg Laswell — Comes and Goes (in Waves)


Ray LaMontagne —Be Here Now


Ed Sheeran — Give Me Love

Abel Korzeniowski — First Kiss


Christina Perri — A Thousand Years


Bastille — The Draw


Two Steps from Hell — Black Blade


One Republic — Burning Bridges


Tom Petty — Square One


Avicii — Heart Upon My Sleeve


Husky – History’s Door


Red Jumpsuit Apparatus — Cat and Mouse


Adele — Skyfall

Sons of Sylvia — John Wayne


Brand X Music — All or Nothing


Blackmill — Journey’s End


Kodaline — All I Want


Of Monsters and Men — Silhouettes


Lord Huron — Ends of the Earth


Radical Face — Welcome Home


Friday, November 21, 2014

The Prison of Oblivion Blog Tour


Book Blurb: Storm Earls is a young teenage girl from London, whose parents work for a hi-tech science company. After her parents get involved in a dangerous project creating the most addictive drug ‘Oblivion’, Storm is sent on a deserted island as insurance for her parents’ continuous collaboration on the project. On the island the young girl’s curiosity takes over her and she begins to uncover facts about her life that up until now she has been oblivious to. Eager to find out more and get back home, Storm takes on a dangerous journey filled with battles against a multimillionaire corporation and the wildlife of the island. Along the way the young teenager finds a lost friend of hers, while making new friendships and even finding love for the first time. But with finding friends comes losing friends. Who will Storm lose and would she ever be able to return to London?

DSC_0613   Author’s bio: Izabel (Izi) Vasileva was born Apr 1991 in Bulgaria, where she grew up surrounded by loving friends and family, who have always encouraged her to follow her dreams and always supported her decision despite the fact how crazy they were sometimes. At the age of 18 she decided to move to UK to study and follow her dreams, that’s when a lot of people she knew told her ‘You can’t do it.’. Izi as stubborn as she stood her ground and told them ‘Just watch me.’, which is what she says every time someone doubts her abilities. In 2009 she moved to Canterbury, where on her own she faced the challenges of being independent and living away from home. She learned quickly to adapt and made many new friends along the way. Books have been a passion of hers for a while. She likes to get lost between the pages of a good fiction. Her favorites are YA novel and the very first book that captured her attention completely was Twilight. After some unfortunate events with one of her friends, Izi finally decided to put the idea, which has been in her head for couple of months, on paper. That’s how Izi’s first novel The Prison of Oblivion was born. The author loves expressing her feeling through her stories, but fully realizes that she needs to write more and learn more about writing before she becomes one of the authors, who readers truly admire. To all the readers the author says ‘If you like fiction and YA novel, give me a chance.’.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hi, My Name is Bobo Blog Tour (Late)

bobos book cover now

Book Blurb:

10625159_10152754944070041_1220370786362177933_nSometimes a weekend can seem like a lifetime to a growing child. He may experience like, fear, anticipation, and other emotions without smooth transition or even realizing it. This is the life of Bobo, a fifth grader, who loves his family, the Superfriends, and chocolate milk. As he introduces himself, get to know him, and you will absolutely love him!!    

Author Bio:

James Gordon is from Chicago Illinois and has one book to his credit, the DJ Gatsby Book Club Children's Book of the Year, Hi My Name is Bobo. Under his pen name G.P.A.(Greatest Poet Alive) he has penned five additional books and garnered several awards. James has crossed over into to the storytelling scene in Chicago and can be seen on the tv shows(Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Sirens, and Empire).

Mya O'Malley Tour

91jvE89XhLL._SL1500_  Blrub Modern love can be a headache. Just ask Annie Morgan, who, recently divorced, finds herself in the middle of the proverbial online dating jungle. Making a deal with her best friend, Annie agrees to go out on exactly five online dates out of seventy-six potential suitors. Shane Nicholls was jaded, he had his heart broken and never got over the hurt. Now, convinced that all women are trouble, he avoids drama at any cost. Funny thing is, drama seems to find Shane around every corner. Can Annie, a romantic at heart, find love online or will she find love at first sight the old-fashioned way, by awkward, chance meetings with Shane Nicholls? Through a number of obstacles and heartache, Annie and Shane find that love at first sight really does exist if you truly believe. AtFirstSight (2)
Johnny’s was packed. Standing on line to place her order, Annie took in her surroundings. Just as the owner, Johnny, was coming over to take her order, something caught Annie’s eye. The guy near the window, he seemed familiar somehow. Where had she seen him before? He was eating dinner with a pretty brunette. He lifted his head to look at Annie as their eyes locked. On no! It was the guy from the mall, the one she bumped into. She quickly spun around, knocking right into the waitress who was carrying a tray of soft drinks. Soda soaked her shirt and dripped onto the floor. The waitress was clearly annoyed and appeared like she would have loved to tell Annie off. Instead she rolled her eyes and ran to get a towel. If Annie thought she was embarrassed before, it was nothing compared to how she felt now. Every eye in the place was on her, including the guy from the mall. Helpless to do anything else, she grabbed some napkins and bent down to sop up some of the mess. “It seems you have a knack for causing a scene everywhere you go.” It was his voice. The voice that filled her head with inappropriate thoughts, with longing. What was she thinking? Did she dare look up? His gaze was a magnet, forcing her to meet his eyes. His eyes were a warmer brown than she had remembered, drawing her in. “I...uh...” “I’m joking. Here, let me help you with that.” He grabbed the napkins from her hand. The heat between them jolted her back. She moved quickly, surprised he could evoke such a reaction from her. Nobody had ever made her feel so exposed before. What was going on here? Annie felt foolish. “I’m Shane. Shane Nicholls.” He extended his hand to her. They must have appeared to be quite the sight, bending over to clean up the mess while shaking hands. “Annie.” Annie remembered her new rules of safety in the dating world. One of them was she would not reveal her last name or any other personal information until she was sure the guy wasn’t a stalker or anything. “Annie. It suits you, I like it.” Annie had almost forgot about the woman waiting for Shane at the table near the window. She glanced over and took in a tight-lipped woman. It hit Annie that this woman was not the same stunning woman from the mall. Hmm, she had met his type before. This guy had “player” written all over him. She quickly brushed herself off and excused herself. “Hey, Annie. Wait.” He reached for her hand. Annie forgot all about placing her order and made a beeline for the door. She didn’t look back. Well, Annie figured, it looked like it would be Chinese food tonight.   At First Sight Playlist Soul Sister- Train Drops of Jupiter-Train
A Thousand Years- Christina Perri Here Without You- Three Doors Down Hanging by Moment- Lifehouse You and Me- Lifehouse You and I -Lady Gaga AtFirstSightDreamCast IMG_0266


Mia Dennsi is a beautiful young woman who has experienced a challenging childhood. As an out of work teacher, Mia accepts a position for home-schooling a troubled, misunderstood teenager. Mia makes it a priority to help Cassidy overcome her challenges and reach for her dreams. In the process, Mia experiences healing of her own; she is faced with issues she must now come to terms with. Mia finds a rare friendship in Jamie, her caring and attractive neighbor. The relationship starts off as friendship, but will Mia let this healthy friendship bloom into something more or is she destined to a repeat the vicious cycle of making the same mistakes over and over again? Through the various twists and turns of Mia’s love life, she is forced to make a decision that will affect her entire future. The reader cannot help but root for this character to succumb to true love and happiness. WhereThereIsLove
I would have done anything for that girl. Anything. I have dreamed of Mia, I have waited for Mia. I have loved Mia. I can’t trust Mia. I can’t get my hopes up again, only to be crushed by her. I couldn’t stand it. She doesn’t allow herself to be happy. What has happened in her life to cause her to reject the people who love her, who care for her? I remember the first time I ever laid eyes one her. The way she bumped into me, how embarrassed she was. I swear to this day that she is the most beautiful creature I’ve laid eyes on. Her slim build, dark hair and striking eyes. And that smile, that smile still warms my heart. I went to see my grandma in Maine for the weekend once I realized that I was falling in love with Mia. My grandmother and I have always been close. She has been there for me through thick and thin ever since I was a child. I grew even closer to her as I was growing up, finding my way in life. For some reason, I always found it easiest to share my feelings with Grandma, the two of us like kindred spirits. My feelings for Mia scared the life out of me. I told my grandmother that I didn’t want to risk getting hurt again and that Mia seemed so unsure of herself. She offered me a piece of advice that I will hold true to my heart forever: She placed her hand over my heart and said, “Go where there is love, surround yourself with love.” So I did, I went to Mia and tried to tell her how I felt, only to be brushed off with news of Josh coming back into the picture. I’m happy with Danielle, she’s smart and she’s beautiful. Yeah,I’m going to give this a chance, I would be a fool not to. But...I think...she’s not Mia.
My heart can’t take She has the power to hurt me, and I can’t survive that again.


Questions for main character, Mia:
  1. Q: I see that you’re a special education teacher. How did you first decide to pursue that career?
A: Mia: I guess you could say that I grew up with a lot of alone time. As an only child whose father left when I was small and being raised by a mom who was wrapped up in her career as a fashion designer, I vowed that I would help others who may be faced with challenging situations. My best friend, Sarah, has a brother named Billy who has learning disabilities. I have a special place in my heart for Billy and love spending time with him and Sarah. Some of my best memories include the times I spent with them. I have always wanted to make a difference in the lives of others and now I have that chance.
  1. Q: Why did you decide to home-school a high school student? Do you prefer this type of position as opposed to having your own class?
A: Mia: It’s funny, I’ve always thought that I would teach younger students, elementary school age. However, it seemed that there were always budget cuts and my positions prior to this involved maternity leave positions in which the teacher always returned. It’s discouraging that jobs are so hard to come by in today’s economy. The last few years, I supported myself by subbing and waitressing at a restaurant in town. Just as I was losing hope, I received a call asking if I wanted to home-school a high school senior. Imagine that! I never thought that I would work with teenagers, and as a matter of fact, I thought about declining the interview right there on the phone. Something inside of me told me that I had nothing to lose, so I decided to show up for the interview.
  1. Q: Why was the student being home-schooled? Why couldn’t she finish her senior year at the high school?
A: Mia: Well, that’s a very good question and that’s exactly what I wanted to know. The question was met with an abrupt, vague answer. I was told that the young teen was troubled and that she couldn’t get along with other students at the school. Of course, I delved deeper and eventually discovered that this girl was being bullied and that nobody believed her side of the story. Cassidy’s self-esteem was crushed and I promised myself that I would help this girl believe in herself. I wanted to look deeper into the bullying situation and try to help Cassidy cope with her feelings.
  1. Q: It sounds like you have a very rewarding career. Can we talk about your personal life? Is there a boyfriend in the picture?
A: Mia: I haven’t had much luck in the romance department. Past boyfriends haven’t always been the best choices for me. I suppose you could say that right now I’m kind of torn between a guy that I had a huge crush on and a neighbor whom I’ve become close friends with. I’ve never been friends with a guy like my neighbor before, Jamie is everything that a woman could ask for. Q: But? A: Mia: It’s complicated, let’s leave it at that for now. The thing is, I don’t want to lose Jamie as a friend. Q: It seems that you have a lot to think about. The choice seems clear to me, what’s the issue? A: Mia: Like I said, it’s complicated, but I can’t imagine my life without Jamie.
  1. Q: I see. Let’s move on. I’m curious to see if you helped Cassidy. If there’s one thing that you have learned in life that you could advise someone who is going through a rough time, what would it be?
A: Mia: I don’t think that I’m an expert on giving advice, but I can tell you this, be kind to yourself, believe in yourself and hold true to your dreams. I have a lot to learn myself, but I feel that I’m getting there, if you don’t believe in yourself, nobody else is going to. Hold your head high and keep your focus, that’s what I would say, don’t let anybody crush your dreams.   Where There is Love Playlist Moody Blues- Your Wildest Dreams Roy Orbison- Pretty Woman The Rolling Stones -Wild Horses
Against the Wind- Bob Seger Arms Wide Open- Creed   WhereThereIsLoveDreamCast FullSizeRender-5 Mya O’Malley Bio Mya O’Malley was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, where she currently lives with her husband, daughter and three step-daughters. The family also consists of two boxers; Destiny and Dolce and a ragdoll cat named Colby. Mya earned an undergraduate degree in special education and a graduate degree in reading and literacy. She works as a special education teacher and enjoys making a difference in the lives of her students. Mya currently has two new releases: At First Sight, a contemporary romance about dating in the modern world, published by Astraea Press, and Where There is Love, a contemporary romance in which a woman struggles with past obstacles, ultimately faced with whether or not she will open her heart to love. Where There is Love is published with Solstice Publishing. Mya is excited to say that Astraea Press will be releasing her contemporary holiday paranormal romance titled If You Believe on November 25, 2014. Due to be released late January is The Calm After the Storm, published by TouchPoint Press. This novel is a contemporary romance taking place in the setting of Hurricane Sandy. The story revolves around the idea of a utility worker from Georgia falling in love with a woman in New York. Mya’s passion is writing; she has been creating stories and poetry since she was a child. Mya spends her free time reading just about anything she can get her hands on. She is a romantic at heart and loves to create stories with unforgettable characters. Mya likes to travel; she has visited several Caribbean Islands, Mexico and Costa Rica. Mya is currently working on her sixth novel. MyaIntervier
  1. What are your ambitions for your writing career?
I have many ambitions for my career as a writer. I wish to promote the books that I already have published so that I can share my stories with others. The use of social media has been tremendously helpful to me, now I would like to expand my reach to my local area as well. I would be thrilled to participate in book signings, visit with local libraries and other venues. I would also like to continue to write more books because I have so many ideas that I want to see come to life in print. I have learned a lot during the writing and publication process already, but I feel that there’s so much more information out there to gain. One of my goals is to connect with more authors and collaborate on many aspects of writing. I think it would be great to attend more author events and conferences to mingle with fellow authors.
  • Which writers inspire you?
The list could go on and on. There are truly so many talented authors that have inspired me to write my own stories. Nicholas Sparks is right up there, he writes touching love stories that have great plots that stay with you long after you have finished reading his books. I guess you could say I have eclectic tastes in books, many years ago I was a huge Dean Koontz fan, I also enjoy reading James Patterson, Jodi Picoult and Lisa Jackson. In a way, all of these authors have inspired me.
  • If you could say give advice to one of your characters who would it be and what would you tell them?
It would have to be Mia in Where There is Love. Without giving away too much of the plot, I would advise her to give herself a break and look at all she has accomplished. Mia is a strong, beautiful character that struggles with her past. I would tell her that she can do anything she puts her mind to and that she deserves happiness.
  • What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book?
My latest book is a young adult fantasy story about a young teen who feels that the grass is always greener everywhere else. I had so much fun writing this story as it was my first real young adult novel, my other novels fall into the genre of contemporary romance. The hardest thing was to think about my main character’s age and try to convey the thoughts of a young teen throughout the text. Also, the story’s setting focuses on an underwater village filled with mermaids. It was challenging to place my characters in the ocean and portray the actions of these characters from this setting. My antagonist in this book was complicated, however, she was also a lot of fun to create. Overall, withstanding some challenges, I had a great time creating this story. I think it’s important for authors to challenge themselves, that’s how we grow as writers.
  • Tell us about the cover/s and how it/they came about.
Oh, I love my covers! I’m so excited to display my covers while marketing and showing others my books. My cover for At First Sight is perfect for this story. The cover is fun and flirty, it portrays my characters perfectly. My main character, Annie, reluctantly tries online dating after her divorce while holding out for the idea of love at first sight. The cover has a computer mouse in the center of the beautiful cover. My publisher, Astraea Press, provided the cover for this book and the designer, Cora Graphics, was wonderful to work with. They asked for descriptions of the characters and setting, the theme of the book and feedback from me. I loved that cover immediately. The cover for Where There is Love, published by Solstice Publishing, is another perfect fit for my book. I selected Classy Designs to create the depiction of my main character, Mia, and the setting of my story. I communicated my thoughts for the cover with Classy Designs and I was excited to see the final cover meet my needs. Classy designs was flexible and easy to work with. I think it’s so important to have a cover design that catches the reader’s eye, I’m pleased to have covers that I’m so proud to speak about.  
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Strings By Kat Green (Late Post)

 Book Blurb – The rise of the Black Eagles was meteoric, from band practice in the garage to global stars almost overnight. And Melissa Webb, the beautiful girlfriend of the front man, appeared to have it all. But when Luke Black disappears without a trace and Melissa wakes up in a hospital bed after a savage attack, her perfect world is shattered and their lives are plunged into a potentially deadly crisis. Where is Luke, and can he be found before it is too late?


Spotlight: Melissa was also a big part of his plans. It surprised him when he thought about it, because with past girlfriends, his focus had never been diverted from his musical goals. More than once, this was the reason that his relationships ended. It wasn’t selfishness on his part, or at least he didn’t think it was. It was just that he’d never been with someone who he had pictured in his long-term plans. But she was in all of them now. He’d always found the thought of spending your life with one person a bit scary – never being close to another person or having that exciting feeling of a new relationship. But she’d changed all that. It may have been only a month, but he knew she was the one he wanted to be with. The fact that his friends seemed to like her too was a bonus; there had been one or two girls in the past who hadn’t fitted in – usually too wrapped up in themselves to bother getting to know his mates. They were the people he spent most of his time with, and he was nothing without them – they were like family. Melissa had just slotted into the role of being his girlfriend so effortlessly, and vice versa. It just seemed natural. His plans for his future and the band’s therefore naturally included her – it was as though she was their fifth member, even though she didn’t sing or play an instrument. He trusted her and valued her opinion, so it meant a lot to him that she approved of what they did. He was still awake, his thoughts flying around in his head. He decided that he needed to hear her voice, to settle him down and put that tiny bit of doubt out of his mind. So he dialled her number. ‘Are you worrying?’ She sounded sleepy when she answered. ‘A little – everyone’s asleep, but I can’t shut off.’ ‘Can you get to me?’ ‘Of course, babe. I’ll be there in half an hour.’ He knew he should be sleeping, but there was only one place he wanted to be right now. He called a taxi, leaving a note for his sleeping band mates to pick him up from her house in the morning. He just hoped they could be trusted to get up on time.

Kat Green was born Nov 1979 into a military family, and moved around alot during her childhood. This shaped her into the person she is today. At ease with meeting new people and adapting to new surroundings. Her family roots are from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Kat now lives with her husband and son on the south coast of England, Portsmouth. She doesn’t pretend to be the best, and is still growing as a writer and having fun along the way. She loves books and has a busy imagination. Her love for music plays a big part in her first nove, Strings, and she can be found mainly at gigs around the UK. In 2010 she lost her mother to blood cancer and it was time to put her words on a page and stop worrying about what people might say, ‘Life is too short and precious to waste’ is her motto. Writing is her passion and her escape. If you like what she does, she says ‘Thank you!’ For those who don’t, she says ‘Thanks for giving her a chance.’

Kat Green: Interview.  
What inspired you to write your first book? I’ve always wanted to write a book. I penned my first when I was 11, no idea what happened to it, but I do remember elements of it are in Strings. The story isn’t the same in the sense of it being about a rock band, or fame but the Amber part was. Losing my mum 4 years ago made me realize life is short and it was about time I did what I really wanted to do before it was too late. Sometimes there isn’t a tomorrow.  
How did you come up with the title? The name changed 4 times until I decided on Strings. There are lots of different events in the book that are surrounded by being tied to something, or a form of Strings being involved. Amber said ‘No Strings attached.’ Guitars have Strings, the boys signing a contract which ties them into something. I just thought it was a perfect name.
 Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? It didn’t start of that way. As the story unfolded I began to see a message. Everything has a price. If something is worth the fight, you fight hard for it. And, that even boys in bands can fall in love. There is a stigma attached to being a ‘Rock Star’ that it’s all sex, drugs and groupies. I know a lot of bands and it really is not the case for all. I know lots of people in bands who are in committed relationships, they gig and they go home. Of course, I am not saying it doesn’t happen, we all know it does. My main one is the power of friendship. True friends can conquer anything together. And, so can true love but you have to be willing to take the bad as well as the good. And, that fame isn’t what people think it is, it can be a very lonely place. Famous people are human to and they had bad times and money doesn’t buy you everything. Money was no good to Melissa when Luke went missing, it was useless.  
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book? I think every writer thinks they could have done it better or changed this or that. I did that for a long time, and eventually you just have to let it be. Once I was finally able to sit back and say ‘Yes. It’s ready’ It was time to let it go. I could change things, but I have no desire to do it.  
What's the best thing you enjoy about writing? Creating people and building a world all of my own
  Do you have any advice for other writers? Be brave. Write what is in your heart and soul. Be at peace that your book won’t be liked by everyone and not to take it too much to heart. It’s a big world out there and everyone has different taste. Be grateful for those who do like it and support you. Focus on that and don’t let it knock your confidence.  
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? Yes. Thank you. You’re all Awesome for giving my book a chance. It means a lot to me.  
Which Character/s did you create first? Melissa and Beth were always in my mind, and they never changed. Well, apart from Melissa whos name change twice before I settled on Melissa. She was Stephanie at one stage. Names always seem to be important to me they have to be just right. Then Luke was created, who was actually Dean at the very start.  
How important is music to you? Music is a massive passion of mine. I love finding new bands and going to gigs.  
What are you working on at the moment? The sequel to Strings, and planning the third and last one.
Arctic Monkeys – I wanna be yours Paramore – Anklebiters
Green Day – Do you know your enemy Muse – Hysteria Tonight Alive – Come Home Marcus Foster – I was Broken
Sam Bradley – Passport
The following Bands are who I have/will feature on my blog. They are mostly unsigned and I really think people should hear them. Sabella – You’re the Only One 04 You're The Only One.mp3 Sabella – Leave Pheonix Calling – Bring the roof down
White Clouds and Gunfire – Since you’ve been gone
Knaves – Stalemate The Novatones – Living for the weekend
Q1: How old were you when you started playing guitar? LB: I was Twelve. My mum gave me Chloe, my acoustic guitar on my twelve birthday. That guitar is like another best friend, if anything ever happened to her it would be tragic. And, people better hide for a few weeks. I have poured my heart out with her. I think she knows more about me than anyone.  Q2: What was the first song that you wrote? And, Why? LB: Pink Ribbons was my first song. Chloe, was my first best friend, we meet when we were 5, even then I had an eye for the girls. ( Luke laughs, but then frowns.) She died in a house fire on her seventh birthday, her death impacted on me so much. I was 7 years old and I didn’t understand it, how could she be gone. I had all these things I wanted to say, and I didn’t know how to. So, I didn’t and I locked her away. The guitar came along and suddenly I found an outlet. Turns out, I’m pretty good at it. It was the only way I could move on and accept it. But, without letting her go completely, it was after writing that song I decided to name my guitar after her.
 Q3: If Chloe was still alive, do you think she would be your girlfriend? LB: I often ask myself that. I don’t know if she would have been in my life romantically, but as a friend, Yes. I would do anything to have her back. A part of me thinks she was removed to allow me to meet Melissa, or maybe not. I don’t know, and I guess I never will understand it. Why people do stupid things for fun, and ultimately end a life. She is my little Angel who I believe has always been with me. I’ve never forgotten her. She’s be a riot though, she was funny even at 6, and I know I loved her.  
Q4: If you were not in a band or doing anything music related. What job would you be doing? LB: I would still be working in a petrol station. Dying of boredom. I try not to think about it. I’m doing the only thing I want to do and have any skill in and it’s the best thing in the world. I’m the happiest person in the world when I’m on stage.  
Q5: What was it like to go from playing to 20 people in a pub to what you’re doing now? LB: Mind blowing, insane and I am still in shock. Everyone dreams of it but not everyone gets it. I am so thankful for every fan we have, we have some incredible fans. Some have been with us from the very start. Some have become friends. It’s nice.
Q6: What song is your favourite to perform? LB: That’s easy ‘Weekend High’ I wrote that when I was twenty after a really bad relationship. It wasn’t really a relationship but at the time I didn’t see it, it was just convenience and there was no love there. Also, the fans go nuts to it.  
Q7: Which gig has been your favorite so far? LB: Now, that is harder to answer because every gig is amazing for all kinds of reasons. I don’t think it would be fair to choose one. That is like saying to one set of fans ‘Oh you were great’ and make other fans feel like you are dissing them. But, for sentimental reasons our third gig at Ruby’s back home will always be special. I meet my Liss there and it was what changed everything for me, and us as a band.  
Q8: It’s a Saturday night and you’re not on tour. What would you be doing? LB: I don’t see my girlfriend very much, so we would either be catching up at home. (Luke winks and laughs) or I would be writing new material. I don’t really have spare time. I feel like I always have something to work on, or prepare for. When I’m on tour that is like my party time, and when I’m home I try to calm down from it all.  
Q9: Who is your best friend? LB: My band are my best mates but the ultimate title goes to Dale. He’s always there for me even when I’m being a dick, we’ve know each other for about 100 years. He’s a fucking ace best friend and he’s not a bad guitarist either. Q10: What would you like to say to your fans about the gossip that surrounds you? LB: That most of it is complete and utter Bollocks. If you haven’t heard it from me the chances are it isn’t true. And, Just to clarify the latest story. The band are not splitting up. My girlfriend isn’t sleeping with my drummer, doesn’t have a drink problem and isn’t pregnant. Whoever writes this crap are fucking idiots. I don’t care what they write about me, but I do care when my girlfriend is sobbing because people are calling her all kinds of things in the street or online. Q11: What annoys you about being in the limelight? LB: Before I answer this I’d like to say that for band reasons I have no problem with it. Being in front of people with all eyes on me is part of my job. It’s important to my career. What I don’t understand is people’s need to lie. As, I just stated in my last answer. What is the point of it? What is entertaining about making up stories that my girlfriend is sleeping with one of my band, not cool. My band are very close to Melissa, like her big brothers and that’s the end of it. Plus, do you really think Toby would still be in the band? No, he’d be out on his arse if he betrayed me like that. I wouldn’t still be with Melissa either, do people really think I’m a mug and would allow that? No. I wouldn’t.  
Q12: Do you have any regrets? LB: Yes. I would rather not say as it’s something that is causing me issues currently and I wish I could turn the clocks back so I never meet this person. That’s all I’m willing to say.  
Q13: What would you say annoys others about you? LB: I’m a perfectionist. I drive everyone mad at times. We could have completely nailed a song but I will be thinking about making it better. I worry about things more then the others. There have been times where I’m trying to change a set list minutes before a show and that winds people up.  
Q14: Would you change anything about the band? LB: Hell no! We’re in a good place and there’s nobody else I would consider doing this with. They are my best mates and we have a laugh and without them I would be nowhere. Anyway, I don’t think anyone else would put up with me.
 Q15: Dale dates Melissa’s best friend and you met each other on the same night. Is it difficult , best friends dating best friends? LB: Apart from the fact the girls are pretty much joined at the hip, meaning I never get rid of Dale.. Nah, I’m kidding. To be honest the girls are more rock and roll than we are. Beth is great and she makes my BF happy and it’s nice to know they look after each other when we’re on the road.  
Q16: You have 48 hours to live. What would you do? ..... Read the answer on Authors Kat Greens Blog by clicking here!

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