***Author Spotlight & Interview*** Jennifer Julie Miller

I met the lovely Jennifer Julie Miller at the Lexington Legendary Book Bash this year. She has some amazing books! She chatted with me about them and cooked out my interview questions. Check out her answers and books below. Her books are on Sale! Book 3 is free and books 1, 2, 4 and 5 are only 99cents each! An entire series for under $4.00!!!!!

Author Name: Jennifer Julie Miller

1. Where do you get your ideas?

night, about a girl in a lake.

2. What is your writing process like?

Well I’m not sure I have a process. Haha.

3. What is your writing Kryptonite?

No music.

4. How do you deal with writers block?

I talk about scenes where I get stuck to everyone.

5. Do you write under different pen names? And genres?

No.

6. When did you write and publish your first book? What was the name of your book?

2015 October. Water Skippers.

7. Who is your favorite author and Why?

Donna Grant – She’s the queen of PNR.

8. How many unpublished or half written books do you have?

One

9. What kind of research do you do and how long before writing your book?

I usually research as I’m going.

10. What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?

I actually write them better than I do my own or ask the husband.

11. How long do you try to write daily?

2 Hours

12. Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with good and bad reviews?

Every review and I cry then try to learn from it.

13. Do you hide secrets that only a few people will find or easter eggs in your books?

There are lots of hints all through my books.

14. What was your hardest scene to write?

Sex scenes. I have no idea why. I can talk about it all day but writing them is difficult.

15. Do you write with music in the background or does it have to be silent?

Breaking Benjamin is one of my favorite to write to.

16. Do you have a favorite thing to snack on while you write?

I love to munch on nerds.

17. How much do your readers’ interests influence your writing?

OMG, family ideas make me write something different.

18. If you could tell your younger writing self anything…What would it be?

Learn where comma’s go. Haha.

Author Bio

Water Skippers, was my very first novel. I laughed, and cried writing this story about Kyle and Eden. The telling of any story is a magical adventure, that is made up, in the mind of any author.
I am an avid reader, and I personaly believe there are dragons, vampires, and multicolored kitty cats in this world, because just how boring would life be if they weren’t.
In the real world, I’m the mother of two, a wife,a daughter, and a mamaw… I also talk Appalachian, and I write Appalachian. So my books are not the norm….
I hope you enjoyed my world, and will continue to play with me on the next Water Skipper adventure.

Books

These books should be read in order.
Water Skippers
A Dragonfly’s Whisper
Earth Shadow (part one)
Shadow Reborn (part two)
Petal Book five

Water Skippers

In her world, Eden was happy and content as the seasons passed slowly with her little dancers. Then a strange man came into her world making her question what she wanted more, eternity or a chance at love.
Kyle is searching for answers after a terrible secret is revealed following the death of his grandfather. These secrets lead Kyle to an unexpected paradise, where he finds his own angel, and now he wants something he doesn’t know if he can ever have.
Will Kyle’s love for Eden be enough to convince the Water Skipper’s to let her go? Or will the sacrifices and the painful injuries of the past. Destroy both of them, before their love has a chance?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B017AI7FO8/ref=dbs_a_w_dp_b017ai7fo8

A Dragonfly’s Whisper (Water Skippers Book 2)

It was a whisper in a dream. Nora was running from her past. The loss of her first love has left her with a whole and consuming emptiness. Will she be brave enough to trust the dream that promises her something more? Can she be strong enough to take the hand of the man kneeling in front of her? Will her heart be brave enough to say yes?

Roman has chased Nora for years. One day he makes a decision. He needs her to choose either the past or a lifetime of him loving her. Will the risk he is getting ready to make, be worth the chance of losing her forever? With help, he has planned a surprise wedding, where he is going to pop the question. Will she run, or will she give both of their dreams a chance?

Sometimes, the things you can’t see or touch make the biggest impact in your life. Do you believe?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01JH4ZATK/ref=dbs_a_w_dp_b01jh4zatk

Earth Shadow: Lorene (Water Skippers Book 3)

He has been her Shadow for as long as she can remember. His constant presence in her mind has become her comfort and her terror. Will the dreams of his shattered life destroy her mind, and will his loss of control be the end of this haunting.
She has been his Star, his only light in the constant darkness. He has stood off to the side and watched her grow. She has become everything his tortured life never allowed him to have. Will she be strong enough to save them throughout TIME? Or will their last fall into the darkness destroy them both?
“This is part one, of the two part ending to the Water Skipper series. … Just where did our Lorene end up ??? And what happens to Shadow??? I promise there will be a HEA!! Shadow Reborn is now available.. so jump right over to their happy ever after…

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B06X3XL67S/ref=dbs_a_w_dp_b06x3xl67s

Shadow Reborn (Water Skippers Book 4)

Lorene awakens in a strange world. Time has misplaced her and the Shadows in her mind. The constant dreams of her youth have suddenly been made real with one step through time. Will she be brave enough to walk the path Mother Earth has offered her? Will the love she feels for him be enough to sustain his spirit through the constant darkness?
With a strike of vengeance, one man destroyed Garrett’s future causing his love for Lorene to be put to the test for the next century. He has almost let the darkness destroy him, but he holds tightly to his determination to finally walk in the light with her again. Can he control the rage building up inside him or will it destroy them both, leaving them trapped in Earth’s Shadow forever?
Will the Water Skippers be enough this time to make their dreams come true? Will the force of their final sacrifice deny the Shadows of Time and finally give Lorene and Garrett their Happily-Ever-After?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B074WH6WHG/ref=dbs_a_w_dp_b074wh6whg

Petal (Water Skippers Book 5)

I believed she was nothing more than a fairytale. It was a story told to me as a small boy by my beloved Nana, that is, until the day I found her among the petals. That moment in time turned my whole world upside down. Now that I have her, I want more.
He was a faraway dream; a mystery of the unknown just out of my reach, until a Whisp of Fate literally dropped me right in the palm of his hands. Now I want more, I want his love.
Will he be able to love me in the precious moments that remain, or will my spirit leave this world forever, cursed for eternity to live in his shadow?
I’m Appalachian, and I talk Appalachian. Therefore, I write Appalachian. All of my books are country girl correct. This is a clean romance, that reflects what true love is all about.
Petal can be read as a standalone book… all of my books have their own HEA. There is no cliffhanger in this book, just a glimpse of what’s to come.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07BB2N95X/ref=dbs_a_w_dp_b07bb2n95x

Follow Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jenniferjuliemiller
Website: https://jenniferjuliemille.wixsite.com/mysite
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Jennifer-Julie-Miller/e/B017AL72ZW
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jenniferrick

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***Author Spotlight & Review*** Kurt Robinson

***AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT & INTERVIEW***

I met Kurt at the 2018 Lexington Legendary Book Bash event. I really emitted taking to him about his books. I had interview questions at the ready and his answers are below. Check out his books as well! We chatted about some history and the connection between the local history and his books! Kurt is local to Kentucky where I live so it was really great to meet him. I’m looking forward to reading his book Catfish Alley!

Author Name: Kurt Robinson

1. Where do you get your ideas?

Real life personal experience from personal or historical people.

2. What is your writing process like?

Depends on the story. Sometimes I do an outline, sometimes I just start writing.

3. What is your writing Kryptonite?

I would say finding time in a busy schedule and making sure I give each character his or her own personality within the story.

4. How do you deal with writers block?

I try to relax and take my mind off of it for a while.

5. Do you write under different pen names? And genres?

No for the pen name. I have/am writing in different genres.

6. When did you write and publish your first book? What was the name of your book?

I published my first book in 201 called A Journey of Heart and Mind.

7. Who is your favorite author and Why?

Jeff Shaara because he writes historical fiction which is my genre.

8. How many unpublished or half written books do you have?

Three books. One is in the editing process now.

9. What kind of research do you do and how long before writing your book?

With Catfish Alley, I researched for a year before writing.

10. What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?

Getting the dress and character set up just right.

11. How long do you try to write daily?

I would like to write an hour everyday.

12. Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with good and bad reviews?

Yes, I take the praise and criticism with stride because I know I can’t please everyone.

13. Do you hide secrets that only a few people will find or easter eggs in your books?

Some in my historical fiction. In all of my books I’ve had a character whose had a stutter like I have.

14. What was your hardest scene to write?

Probably the scenes that relate to intimacy or taking a main character who readers may love out in a deadly scene.

15. Do you write with music in the background or does it have to be silent?

Either honsetly or a long movie turned down low.

16. Do you have a favorite thing to snack on while you write?

I really don’t snack on anything while I am writing. The chewing bothers me, so I try not to eat while I write.

17. How much do your readers’ interests influence your writing?

I pretty much write what I would want to read about.

18. If you could tell your younger writing self anything…What would it be?

Start early and not to be afraid of what people will say if they do not like parts of the book.

Books

Catfish Alley

In Frankfort, Kentucky, there once stood a small community that was known as Crawfish Bottom, also called The Craw. It was known for its filthiness, drinking, prostitution, and violence; and one man controlled it all. John Fallis moved to Frankfort when he was young and after a troubling childhood of loss and being bullied, he became the most prominent figure in Frankfort. By the 1920s he was a political boss, bootlegger, gambling guru, womanizer, and ran a prostitution business. He was the most feared man in Frankfort, until the local police and the United States Marshal Service came knocking at his door. From there, The Craw was thrown into years of violence, terror, and corruption as blood is shed and John defends his turf, friends, family, women, and Crawfish Bottom. Based on a True Story.

https://amzn.to/2Az1hrx

A Journey of Heart and Mind

After the high school football season ends in a loss, Joshua Rodgers, a kind and rare breed of teenage boy in the modern world, walks through the crowd and notices all his fellow players being comforted by their girlfriends. As he walks he feels alone and wants what his friends have. Josh is then invited to a party at the quarterback’s house. While at the party he tries his first beer and attempts to ask a girl, Brittany, who he has liked since elementary school to dance, but fails. After another failed attempt something else goes terribly wrong. While he is fine, the next Monday at school his friends feel horrible and come up with a plan for him. They encourage him to text several girls first, in order to get over his shyness and build confidence. Once he does, he tries asking them on a date, but gets rejected by several of them. Eventually he lands a date with one of them, Kayla. However, soon he is ignored, out of the blue, by her. Once he finds out why she ignored him he goes down a path that turns him into something he’s not. He gains confidence, yet in the wrong way. After being constantly rejected, can his best friend and a person he thought he was finished with turn him back into the “Old Josh” before he does something he’ll regret?

https://amzn.to/2Jm2pBk

The Bend in the River: A Short Story

An expedition to extract salt for their established town turns deadly for a group of men traveling along the Kentucky River in 1780. Men from Bryan Station on their way to a salt lick near Louisville encounter something they hoped they wouldn’t on the banks of the Kentucky River. They have to fight for their lives until unexpected help arrives near what is today Frankfort, Kentucky.

https://amzn.to/2RkFZDy

Author Bio

Kurt Robinson was born and raised in Frankfort, Kentucky. He has always been fascinated with story-telling from watching movies since he was very young. His writing began in high school when he wrote several short stories as assignments, but it didn’t stop there. In college, where he attended the University of Kentucky, he wrote several historical fiction short stories that were popular amongst his professors. He graduated from UK in 2013 with a degree in History.

It wasn’t but a few months after he graduated that he decided to begin writing on a novel. That novel was A Journey of Heart and Mind, which was eventually self-published in 2014. Since Kurt is an avid history buff he decided to make his second novel historical fiction. Catfish Alley took a year to research and another year to write, finally being self-published in 2017. Set in Frankfort in the early 1900s and based on a true story, the novel has become beloved in his hometown. His short story, The Bend in the River, is also a story set on the banks of the Kentucky River in Frankfort in the 1780s.

Kurt’s love for stories goes further than books. He enjoys watching movies whenever he is not writing and loves period films. Some of his favorites are Titanic, Ben-Hur, JFK, Gettysburg, E.T., The Dark Knight, Glory, Braveheart, and many, many more. His own story-telling takes strong influence from those classics and many others.

He is not set on one genre and has already written in three different genres and plans to mix it up for years to come.

Follow Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kurt-Robinson-Author-218920984966469/
Website: https://kurtrobinsonauthor.com/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/kurtrobinson3
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kurt.robinson.96/

***Author Spotlight & Interview*** Miranda Lynn

***AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT & INTERVIEW***

I met Miranda at this years Lexington Legendary Book Bash. It was a pleasure meeting her and she was kind enough to fill out my interview questions to share with you all.

Author Name: Miranda Lynn

1. Where do you get your ideas?

I get inspiration from the world around me and to be honest the characters choose their story.

2. What is your writing process like?

I don’t have a specific process. I do write better in the mornings so I try to carve time every day to write, even if it’s just 30 mins.

3. What is your writing Kryptonite?

Deadlines. Give me a deadline and my writing stops. LOL.

4. How do you deal with writers block?

If I have an issue with a story I’ll work on another one until the problem works itself out.

5. Do you write under different pen names? And genres?

Not currently. I do write Time Travel Fantasy and PNR (Paranormal Romance) current I also have YA and contemporary stories in the works.

6. When did you write and publish your first book? What was the name of your book?

I wrote it in 2011 and published in 2014. Destiny Finds Her was my very first book.

7. Who is your favorite author and Why?

I don’t have just one and not enough space to list them all. Pretty much if it’s a good story that keeps me involved I like it.

8. How many unpublished or half written books do you have?

Four unfinished works so far.

9. What kind of research do you do and how long before writing your book?

Basic research at best. I research as I write when it’s needed.

10. What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?

Being true in how they react versus how we as women want them to react.

11. How long do you try to write daily?

Thirty minutes or more.

12. Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with good and bad reviews?

Yes. I share good reviews and even the bad ones if they are well written and a valid reason for bad reviews.

13. Do you hide secrets that only a few people will find or easter eggs in your books?

I have not so far.

14. What was your hardest scene to write?

N/A

15. Do you write with music in the background or does it have to be silent?

Yes, Spotify is almost always on.

16. Do you have a favorite thing to snack on while you write?

I love coffee and M&M’s.

17. How much do your readers’ interests influence your writing?

It does if it meshes with the characters speaking.

18. If you could tell your younger writing self anything…What would it be?

Don’t wait so long.

Books

Mack (Black Mountain Pack Book 1)

Mating instincts are hell…

Casey hasn’t had an easy life. On her eighteenth birthday, she learns why she’s always felt so different. She’s a shifter. Hiding behind a diner for shelter now that she’s been kicked out of the last in a long line of foster homes, she’s shocked when a man approaches her offering help.

Mack is still searching for the cub his father took in years after her kidnapping. He had no idea he’d find his mate, and the girl he’s been searching for, Casey, when he offers to help a woman outside of a local favorite diner.

https://amzn.to/2StFk43

Rook (Black Mountain Pack Book 2)

Rook is headed to Paratay unaware of the horrors that await him.

Reuniting with old friend and old secrets in the dark hear of Brazil he finds a world of lies designed to keep him from his true mate Jasmine.

Hidden behind the Alpha’s doors, Jasmine waits for her chance for freedom. Finding her mate in the process is an unexpected surprise.

It’s a dangerous world, but Rook will risk it all to purge the pride of evil, bond with Jasmine, and help the new Alpha, Casey, take her place as their first female leader.

Follow Rook to the edge of adventure- and beyond.

https://amzn.to/2Q1UR9x

Sterling (Black Mountain Pack Book 3)

Feeling the need for a change, fox-shifter, Sterling accepts a mission in Texas to help a struggling pack’s club. The situation is worse than they thought when they arrive but when Sterling meets Reana he knows he’s been given a second chance to have a mate . Too bad she doesn’t want one.

Reana is one of the few in her pack not effected by the black magic affecting them. When Sterling came to town, she thought he’d be the answer to their problems with the Resistance. She wasn’t expecting a possessive mate ready to settle down just when she’s ready to take off.

Time is running out and Sterling needs Reana’s help to save the pack before they’re forever trapped in this web of magic wreaking havoc on all their lives. But Reana isn’t sure she can accept fate and her mate, just as she’s ready to leave pack life behind for a life of solitude. Will Sterling change her mind and get his second chance? Or will Reana’s strong will keep them both from the happiness they deserve?

https://amzn.to/2AyS2aF

Jerome (Black Mountain Pack Book 0)

An alpha who has to think outside of the box to secure his pack’s survival.
With every shifter species in jeopardy Jerome has a plan that he knows will work. Convincing the rest of the supernatural world is the next step.
Sterling has always supported Jerome’s vision and travels with him to help him convince the council, but also to make sure he comes out of that meeting alive.
What they come home to will change Jerome’s world for good.

https://amzn.to/2OVrARx

Destiny Finds Her (Destiny Trilogy Book 1)

What girl doesn’t love coffee, wine, books, and designer shoes?

Not a single one that I know. And now I’m stuck in the seventeenth century with no way of finding any of at least three of these things. Throw in a shape shifting gypsy, a hunky and moody Highland warrior, and a shaggy dog that only obeys me and you’ve got the reality of my new life.

Devlin claims he was happy with life before I came along and mucked it all up. Even though we both refuse to accept it, the attraction between us can’t be denied. The stubborn highlander wants me for what I can do for his clan and he vows he’ll never let me go. But I don’t want to be kept. Love and magic were never a part of my plan, but it seems that destiny has other ideas, and fate won’t be ignored.

https://amzn.to/2zcRd5x

Blair’s Destiny (The Destiny Trilogy Book 2)

Book 2 in the Destiny Trilogy, start the journey with the first in the series Destiny Finds Her.

My sister Blair is being held in the dungeons below the keep, waiting for a prophecy to steal her last breath. Not if I can help it.

It all started with wanting a little adventure and trying to save Iona, Devlin’s sister, on my own. I freed Blair from her cell, but the Fae King caught us and has his own devious needs for us. We have a plan to trick the Fae King, and I’ve got a little bit of magic on my side, but will it be enough to get home before Devlin does?

With the help of a raven, the Oracle, Green Jack, and my strong devoted Highland Warrior, We are on a mission to banish the Fae King, save my sister, and the land of Faery. No biggie. I’ve got this.

https://amzn.to/2DcAZOn

Author Bio

Time Travel and Paranormal Romance author. Her Destiny series takes you on a roller coaster ride through time with sexy Highlanders and sassy female heroines. If shifters are your kryptonite then check out her Black Mountain Pack series which throws a twist on the traditional shifter lore.

Miranda is a mother to two teenage boys who are sure they know it all, a 75lb lapdog, and a 15lb foot warmer. She is thankful her husband doesn’t mind the extra voices in her head.
Miranda is an only child who grew up on a dairy farm in Illinois which left her plenty of time to make up stories in her head for entertainment. She currently resides in Tennessee where she wonder if Mother Nature will ever stop with the hormonal mood swings. She fuels herself with coffee, chocolate, and wine.

Follow Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MirandaLynnBks/
Website:https://www.mirandalynn.com
Twitter:@MirandaLynnBks
Email:mirandalynnbooks@gmail.com

Foster An Author 4 – LeAnn Mason

Foster An Author 4 paired me with the lovely LeAnn Mason! Check out her awesome books below! I don’t know about you but I’m loving those covers!


ILLUSIONARY, Book 1 in the Minefield Enforcers
Synopsis:

She’s telepathic. He’s mute. Minefield’s new team is playing for the long game: Freedom.

There’s a new breed of human. The government, fearing these new “Enhanced” beings, forced entire families into the isolation of exiled communities. Under constant supervision, they were forbidden to leave. Ever.

Nathalee Dae always thought she’d be compelled to settle for a half life, saddled with a telepathic ability she didn’t want, in a town she couldn’t escape. But one meeting with a mysterious mute man thrusts Nat in a direction she never thought to move. Now on an elite enforcement team, maybe Nat can make a difference.
Tempers and abilities clash as the new enforcement team comes together. Immediately, they are tasked to unravel a treacherous thread. One nobody knew existed, resulting in vicious and violent events.
When reality and deception weave a tangled web, Nat will need to be able to tell fact from fiction or her first investigation will be her last.
BUY LINK: hyperurl.co/Illusionary

FRAGMENTARY, Book 2 in the Minefield Enforcers
Synopsis:

A once shunned telepath. An elite team of enforcers. A light at the end of the tunnel… IF they catch a murderer.

Months after successfully capturing the illusionist who’d treated their town like his own personal movie reel, things for Nathalee and her elite team have only improved. She’s got a boyfriend who adores her and a team where she’s seen as an asset. Topping it off is the possibility of leaving Minefield behind once and for all.

But with enforcer training, self-centered councilmen and a murderer on the loose, Nat’s new comfort unravels faster than she thought possible. Each day brings a new fissure. Pain, prejudice and disillusionment threaten to shatter the team. If the team falls apart, Enhanced will never see freedom.

Nat can’t afford to fall apart.

BUY LINK: smarturl.it/Fragmentary


    AUTHOR BIO

    LeAnn Mason is an author of YA/NA Urban Science Fantasy with Crime elements, her debut novel Illusionary released March 23, 2018 with its follow up releasing September 14, 2018.

    When she’s not writing, she can be found out with her hubby and two munchkins around their Oklahoma home either herding chickens or racing ATVs.

    Though currently horseless, she has been riding since her early teen years and adores the giant animals so much that she wrote them into her story. Music is another constant in her life, a literal muse to her writing, so it was no surprise to find it entrenched in the pages as well.

    AUTHOR LINKS:

    Foster An Author 4 – Author Sandra Hurst

    Foster An Author 4 paired my blog with the wonderful Sandra Hurst! Check out her books and mini bio below ♡ Don’t forget to follow her links!

    Y’keta

    A Coming of Age Fantasy

    by Sandra Hurst

    Buy links:

    Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Yketa-Sky-Road-Book-1-ebook/dp/B01N9V4M8C

    Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/it/en/ebook/y-keta

    Walmart: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Y-keta-eBook/629974469

    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33122417-y-keta

    Y’keta in 25 words:

    A young outcast with a murky past finds a place to belong, only to find his new home threatened. His secrets may be their only hope.

    Blurb:

    A young exile finds a place to belong, only to find his new home threatened by secrets from his past. If Y’keta reveals what he knows to the villagers, it will tear their history and traditions apart, but sharing his secrets may be their only hope for survival.

    Siann has always dreamed of being a shaman, speaking with the power of the lightning, she dreams of the day when she will be one of the Elders of the People. She knows this newest warrior is hiding something and swears to uncover his secrets.

    Two young people, one running from responsibility, one dying to be given it, together they can save the People, but only if they can stop arguing long enough.

    Y’keta is an epic fantasy set in an ancient world, where legends walk and the Sky Road offers a way to the stars.


    Peace Out: A Peace Novella Series (Peace Series Novella)
    Brent Harrington is gone and Cyn Redman really couldn’t give a rat’s ass. While the whole town celebrates or mourns the end of the Harrington dynasty, Cyn’s life is falling apart. Her mother has recently been diagnosed with cancer, throwing Cyn’s heart, as well as her future plans into turmoil.
    The last thing Cyn is looking for is Jericho, the quiet, soft-spoken ranch hand from the McBride place. Between the clinic closing, her mom’s health, and Cyn’s long-delayed college plans, there are already too many uncertainties. Could Jericho be the anchor she needs so desperately as her world falls apart? Or is he just another excuse not to let go of Peace and move on.

    https://amzn.to/2PhGdh6

    Author Bio & Links
    Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Sandra-Hurst/e/B01MSAX29D

    Twitter:
    (@_SandraHurst) https://twitter.com/_SandraHurst?s=gyros
    Website:
    https://delusionsofliteracy.com

    Mini Bio:

    Sandra Hurst is an author, poet, and mythmaker, who grew up in England and moved to northern Alberta at 8 years old. Always fascinated by the legends and myths that surrounded her, Sandra loves playing with the possibilities and the glimpses into a bigger universe of ‘what if’ that mythology presents. She lives in Calgary with her husband, son, and two cats, all of whom are for sale when their behaviour demands it.

    #SandraHurst #BurstingBookshelfBlog #FAA4 #FosterAnAuthor4

    Foster An Author 4 – Bryan Tann

    Foster An Author 2018 paired me with the awesome Bryan Tann!!! WooWoo!!! So let’s get started by learning a little bit about Bryan and his books! They look and sound AWESOME!!!! Don’t forget to check out his links and follow him!

    Author Bio:

    Hello, my name is Bryan A. Tann and welcome to my little section of Amazon!

    I am the author of The Path of Redemption series. The first book, ‘The Enforcer’ is available now in Kindle (KU) and Print formats. ‘The Hunted’ is available now in Kindle (KU) format. Print coming soon.

    The Path of Redemption tells the story of vampire Enforcer, Bryce Kreed, and his quest to save his soul while trying to protect Mistress Enya Blake from the hands of a vicious sect leader that wants to take her power for himself.

    I am also the author of the spinoff of Kinda Sowder’s groundbreaking Permutation Archives series titled ‘The John Baker Chronicles’. This Permutation Archives Division’s first novel, ‘Invincible Heart’ is available now in Kindle (KU) and print formats. Book 2, Unbreakable Mind, coming Late 2017.

    Social Media Links:
    Amazon ~ https://www.amazon.com/default/e/B00JHRJX4G
    BookBub ~ https://www.bookbub.com/authors/bryan-tann
    Facebook ~ https://www.facebook.com/AuthorBryanTann/
    Goodreads ~ https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6037749.Bryan_Tann
    Twitter ~ https://twitter.com/BryanTannAuthor

    A Story of Bryce Kreed: The Enforcer: Dark Lands (The Path of Redemption Book 1)

    Amazon Link:
    https://www.amazon.com/Story-Bryce-Kreed-Enforcer-Redemption-ebook/dp/B06XS49ZZ5/

    Synopsis:
    For over two hundred years the powerful hands of Bryce Kreed have ended countless lives at the will of the Vampire Council.

    The thrill of the hunt drove the mighty vampire warrior, causing him to become a ruthless, and violent killer who’s acts were performed with no fear of any consequences, sending him down a path of eternal damnation.

    Today, his path is chaotic and unclear with no direction or goal in sight. Until Mistress Enya Blake came to call with a task that could only be solved by making use of a specific set of skills that have made his name infamous among those that dwell in the shadows for centuries.

    Now the rules of survival and engagement have changed. The chaotic path of confusion has finally changed shape and shown some direction. Now the Enforcer seeks to take his first steps along… The Path of Redemption.

    A Story of Bryce Kreed: The Hunted: Dark Lands (The Path of Redemption Book 2) Kindle Edition

    Amazon Link:
    https://www.amazon.com/Story-Bryce-Kreed-Hunted-Redemption-ebook/dp/B0743B8R3F/

    Synopsis:
    Pittsburgh was just the beginning…

    After thwarting the Blood Coven’s efforts to capture Enya Blake, Bryce Kreed knows that one defeat won’t be enough to stop their nefarious plans. The Coven’s vile ruler known simply as, The Liege, will not have his desire for Blake’s power quelled.

    Even with his brother and Enya’s loyal bodyguard’s aid, Enforcer Kreed knows that their efforts may not be enough.

    Enforcer Bryce Kreed will be something he hasn’t been in over three hundred years…The Hunted

    Invincible Heart: The John Baker Chronicles: A Permutation Archives Division (The Permutation Archives Book 1)
    Amazon Link:
    https://www.amazon.com/Invincible-Heart-Chronicles-Permutation-Archives-ebook/dp/B06ZY5GQRC/

    Synopsis:
    President Emerson King had John Baker created to capture or kill rebel “terrorist” Mila Hunter at all costs.

    Unfortunately for the President, John’s HEART had other plans.

    Ed and Livvy

    Amazon Link:
    https://www.amazon.com/Ed-Livvy-Bryan-Tann-ebook/dp/B07613YYV1/

    Synopsis:
    Ed is miserably stuck in a loveless marriage and works a go-nowhere-job that makes him miserable out of a sense of loyalty.

    Livvy is recently divorced and watches everyone around her get by despite her best efforts. Her heart is shattered and her life is empty.

    Together they’ve decided no more.

    Unbreakable Mind

    Amazon Link:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JHCH3G9

    Synopsis:
    You just can’t keep a good man down. Especially when he has a Queen in his heart…
    After a napalm explosion takes him to his most primordial base, his formidable powers must regenerate him from near nothing.
    Now, with nothing left to lose John pulls himself back up following the devastating loss of one of his most trusted friends, he has vowed revenge against his creators. In doing so, John must also reunite Gaia Hunter — the sister of the enemy of the state, Mila Hunter — with the Fallen Paradigm; the rebel group dedicated to stopping President Emerson King at any cost.
    Can John keep Gaia safe from outside forces? Can Gaia help him find his purpose? Will the Paradigm be able to accept him as a soldier and no longer an assassin? In this explosive sequel to Invincible Heart, John must ignore his self-doubt in where he fits in the world because…
    …the time for WAR has come!

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    ***Author Spotlight and Interview*** Kathy Roberts

    I met Kathy at the 2018 Lexington Legendary Book Bash. We chatted about her wonderful books and she doomed out my author interview questions. Let’s get to know Kathy and her books some more!

    Kathy Roberts

    1. Where do you get your ideas?

    Idea just pops in my head. Dreams, a sentence I say or hear. Fog, for one book. Things I’d like to be or do.

    2. What is your writing process like?

    Started writing in a composition book. Now mainly on computer with notes I jot down as I think of something. Seat of my pants.

    3. What is your writing Kryptonite?

    Time. My life is SUPER busy.

    4. How do you deal with writers block?

    Talk it out to myself, problem, pep talk, etc.

    5. Do you write under different pen names? And genres?

    No pen name. Romance, paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy and childrens stories. To date. Expecticing other genres to appear one day.

    6. When did you write and publish your first book? What was the name of your book?

    Began writing in 1987 and published in 2014. Scars of the Heart.

    7. Who is your favorite author and Why?

    Kathleen Woodiwiss. Love the era. Danielle Steel. I got caught up in the story so quickly.

    8. How many unpublished or half written books do you have?

    2 childrens books that complete the series of 6 written. Awaiting artwork.

    9. What kind of research do you do and how long before writing your book?

    Just what I need if something comes up as I’m writing. If I get an idea, I’m on it.

    10. What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?

    Using the correct words for them. They speak differently than we do.

    11. How long do you try to write daily?

    Unfortunately I don’t write daily.

    12. Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with good and bad reviews?

    Yes, I accept them as is and learn from it unless they are inaccurate then I let them know nicely.

    13. Do you hide secrets that only a few people will find or easter eggs in your books?

    I do. Dates mainly but sometimes a name.

    14. What was your hardest scene to write?

    Death of a child. Wasn’t hard as far as writing, but emotionally hard.

    15. Do you write with music in the background or does it have to be silent?

    I prefer silence.

    16. Do you have a favorite thing to snack on while you write?

    I never eat while writing.

    17. How much do your readers’ interests influence your writing?

    None at all. I write what comes to mind.

    18. If you could tell your younger writing self anything…What would it be?

    Don’t wait.

    AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
    Kathy is a lifelong native of West Virginia
    was born January 21, 1961. She’s married
    and the mother of a 15-year-old daughter,
    Breanna. She is very involved in her church,
    and loves spending time with family and friends.
    She currently works at Precision Samplers, Inc. in
    South Charleston, WV as an Administrative Assistant.
    Kathy always had a passion for romance novels, but
    real romance, not super “mushy”, or erotica.
    “Scars of the Heart” is her first novel, “Truth Heals the
    Heart” is the sequel. It starts the day after the first one ends;
    However both are stand-alone books.
    She’s written a paranormal called “The Elevator”
    and a Sci-Fi about time travel “Chasing the Rift”
    She also has a series of self-help/teaching children’s books written,
    has found an illustrator and will begin publishing those in Feb/Mar of 2017.

    BOOKS

    Scars of the Heart
    Scars of the Heart is set in Medieval times. It’s about Katrina, who is cast, through tragedy, into an unheard of relationship. She blossoms into a beautiful and exotic young lady and is about to be presented to society. To be so young, she is extremely adept at handling whatever comes her way and has the self-control and street smarts to do what’s needed, even if it means losing her life.
    Markus, prince and heir to the throne, who’s chivalry nearly costs him his life; falls for the beautiful Katrina. While struggling against the physical demands of his body to keep her moral demands of virginity intact, he devises an elaborate plan to make her fall in love with him. One fatal moment in time intertwines the two of them together, in spite of all the adversity to come their way and the deceitfulness required to bring it all about to Markus’ satisfaction.
    Alexander is our villain in this story and he uses all his wiles to charm Katrina into falling in love with him while secretly trying to destroy Markus and his family.
    They’re all in danger. While trying to save one another in a cat and mouse game of deceit and lies, intrigue and murder, they each may end up losing what matters the most. It’s a dangerous game and not everyone can be the winner.

    https://amzn.to/2Rr7Xy6

    Truth Heals the Heart
    This book continues where “Scars of the Heart” left off; but it is a stand-alone book as well. It is set in medieval times. “Truth Heals the Heart” will show you a romance that even prison can’t stop. Our characters have managed to overcome the obstacles of their pasts, but can’t seem to move on with their futures. Secrets have been discovered, secrets are still being kept. They’re trapped in the bonds of the law. Although the guilty has repented, the sentence can’t be reprieved. Treason is the unforgivable act and Alexander has done the unforgivable. Lady Penelope has won his heart, but will he be able to win his freedom. It’s a game of give and take, wanting and can’t having, having and not knowing how to take hold of it. If only the prison bars were not in the equation. While Markus and Katrina fight their own emotions and desires, they are trapped as well, helpless to do anything about it. Meanwhile life goes on, babies are born, time passes, love grows stronger, people change and no one can figure out how to bring it all together. Some secrets remain and are so deeply hidden, there’s only one person left alive that can reveal the truth. The Nanny!

    https://amzn.to/2Pi4oJ1

    Chasing the Rift
    Tom Silvers, scientist and professor, believes he has the formula for time travel and has secured funding from NASA for field tests. He has chosen eight students in the field of science from West Virginia University to intern with him for the summer. They are all geniuses and have excelled in their respective fields. Upon NASA’s advice, Prof. Silvers chose Laurel Fork Federal Wilderness in West Virginia’s Appalachian Mountains to conduct the experiments.
    In just a few days, they had a successful combination and obtained time travel. They needed to do several more experiments to determine safety and feasibility of sustained and frequent travel. During the process, they decided it was too big for NASA or any government to get hold of, so they agreed to fake the trials and keep it a secret. While moving back and forth through time to set up what they’d need to continue traveling without government sanctions and/or backing, something went horribly wrong. They encountered an echo effect and the time rift was opening on its own.
    The deadline was swiftly approaching when NASA would swoop in and remove every piece of equipment. They’d already sent one guy in to “check on things”. If NASA found out time travel had been achieved, they would take the technology and use it for whatever the government deemed necessary. Tom’s team had to find a way to repair the rift and stop it opening on its own. They had to have total control of it, or they would be found out. The government could not know!

    https://amzn.to/2Rwtvtm

    Kingdoms of the Curse
    Kingdoms of the Curse is a coming of age/young adult fantasy story about a young girl who’s just discovered she’s a witch and may hold the power to break a curse placed on the human and fairy kingdoms nearly 650 years ago. It’s her journey to the ultimate battle. She does have a coven backing her up, along with several friends, her mother, and Greargon, her dragon. Join her as she learns about her new life and discovers new friends and young love along the way to her 16th birthday where she’ll win the battle or die trying.

    https://amzn.to/2zVBjOF

    The Elevator

    This is the story of Samantha Keller, she was “trapped” in an elevator by some entity. She must free 500 souls and find someone to take her place before she can leave. She’s not sure who or what her captor is, but she has no choice to obey if she ever wants to secure her freedom. All the while hoping the entity would live up to the bargain if she fulfilled her command. To free souls, she has to first discover what their problem is that’s haunting them and then help them or get them help to resolve their issues in order to move on with their lives. Like Samantha, most people don’t even know they have problems or stuff that’s pulling them down or holding them back. She has to help them see their issues and they must want help to “fix” their lives and become happy productive citizens again. It’s a journey for Samantha into her own soul as she works to help others. Can she do it? Can she become a better person herself? Does she really have issues that have her burdened down? Can she survive the loneliness and solitude? Will she ever be free? If she does become free, what will have happened to her former life and what would she do then? Homeless? Alone? No job or prospects? No friends? It was going to be a trial getting through this and surviving afterwards as well. Samantha is a tough woman and is hoping that will help her make it free, after all; what else could she do but try?

    https://amzn.to/2y3OHPi

    Adventures with Freddy: I Can Scare Monsters

    This series of Children’s full color books helps children identify with a character in order to help them through a particular problem or teaching issue they may have.

    https://amzn.to/2y5bAla

    Adventures with Freddy: Where Do My Vegetables Go?

    “Adventures With Freddy” full color book series addresses issues children face and give them a character to identify with. It’s also good for parents who’ve exhausted their resources and need help in teaching certain issues. This book deals with the importance of eating vegetables.

    https://amzn.to/2E27PCL

    Adventures with Freddy: I Want to Stay Up!
    A self-help, teaching series where children can identify with the main character and help themselves with problems or issues they have. It can also be used by the parents to teach the child something they want them to learn but may not have known just the right thing to say or do.

    https://amzn.to/2C03cGo

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