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Spotlight and Review: Daughter Cell by Jay Hartlove

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Welcome Jay Hartlove to Out of Control Characters. Today, I feature his latest book, Daughter Cell!




Jay Hartlove Bio
Jay Hartlove has been writing professionally for over 30 years, starting in the gaming industry with Supergame in 1980. He writes banking compliance procedures by day, he blogs about spirituality, and he teaches seminars on the craft of writing. Two of his short supernatural stories have appeared in the Hugo Award winning Drink Tank. He has posted the research he did for The Chosen at www.jaywrites.com. Like The Isis Rising Trilogy on Facebook.
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Cover blurbHow far can you genetically alter someone before she becomes someone else? Before she loses her soul?
Cover synopsisLeading genetic researcher Randolph Macklin wakes up in Malaysia to find a four month gap in his memory, his wife dead, a…

Black Friday Extravaganza: So Fell The Sparrow by Katie Jennings

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Welcome to Katie Jennings and her book, So Fell The Sparrow!




International bestselling Author Katie Jennings is the author of six full length novels, including the popular fantasy series The Dryad Quartet as well as the bestselling family drama series The Vasser Legacy. She lives in sunny Southern California with her husband and cat, who both think she s the biggest nerd ever. She s a firm believer in happy endings and loves nothing more than a great romance novel.



After the tragic death of her parents, Dr. Grace Sullivan inherits more than she bargained for. An empty house she's never heard of, a nosy neighbor, and the restless spirits of a violent, century old murder.

A hard-nosed skeptic, Grace refuses to believe in ghosts despite hearing sounds and seeing things that can't be explained.

When she unearths antique furniture from the basement, the spirits become agitated and dangerous. Ian Black and Alex Gallagher, a team of ghost hunters, come in to investigate.

Still denying t…

The Koolura Series Takes Off

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The Legend of Koolura tells the story of the metamorphosis of a pre-teen girl with extraordinary psychic powers overcoming a stalker bent on her destruction.
She has the ability to dematerialize at will and reappear where she chooses. She can move objects with her mind and she can even defy gravity!In book one of the series, The Legend of Koolura, a degenerate, determined to retrieve Koolura’s unrealized cool powers and hurt any of her friends who get into his way, is stalking Koolura.
In book two, Koolura and the Mystery at Camp Saddleback, just released by Solstice Publishing, Koolura wakes up after her first night at camp drained and powerless. Who or what has stolen her psychic powers?As Koolura searches for the truth about her power loss, she and the Chumash Girls have to deal with pranksters ruining their cabin and destroying their summer. Campers plan revenge but problems escalate as lives are threatened. Will Koolura and the Chumash Girls solve the mystery at Camp Saddleback?Let…

Review: The Mirage by C. Warner-Thompson

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Today, on Out of Control Characters, we welcome again C. Warner-Thompson with a review of her book, The Mirage.




Author Bio:Clemy was born in the UK in 1991 where she still lives, growing up alongside one younger and three older brothers.Books and writing was an interest that she began to develop from the first years of secondary school, and on her thirteenth birthday, she began to plan and design the idea to write a fantasy novel. She finished secondary school with high GCSE's and then went on into further education to study English and all aspects of art and design. After six years of writing, planning and overall editing of the book, it was successfully completed, containing over 82,000 words, and self published in the first week of 2011.With high expectations in herself, she immediately began to write a second novel in the series, while keeping her art and design a part of the process. The achievement of completing the first novel 'Purest Light,' allowed the ideas of the…

Review: Embracing Death by D. T. Dyllin

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About the Author Cynical-Optimist. Chocolate-holic. Sarcasm Addict. Paranormal Believer. Self-Imposed Insomniac. Sci-Fi Geek. Animal Lover. Writer…are just a few words to describe D.T. Dyllin. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and two very spoiled GSDs.
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Review:
Samantha is back with Austin, and she can't be happier, but her happiness is short. She and her beloved husband aren't destined to remain together, but she refuses to accept that. Further, those in charge of their groups are even more determined to keep them apart. Can Sam save Austin before he falls completely to the dark side? Does she even want to remain safe and sane any longer?
D.T. Dyllin's series of empaths with other paranormal abilities dragged me into the adventure from the very first word. She can put a character into the act with…

Blitz: Chameleon by Kenya Wright

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Title: Chameleon Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy Author: Kenya Wright
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Chameleon-Kenya-Wright-ebook/dp/B00G6M2ZZE/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1383666973&sr=1-1&keywords=chameleon+kenya+wright
Blurb: Cameo lives in a caged supernatural city where all species are tagged at birth with silver brands embedded in their foreheads. Her X brand identifies her as a Mixbreed, but she’s so much more. Like a chameleon, she can shift from one person’s image to another.
It’s a great way to make money for a habitat street kid, or Cage Punk as most people call them. Wiz, her street partner-in-crime, finds her jobs to use her abilities. Some jobs entail changing into people to take academic tests. Others require more skill and involve higher risk.
When Wiz asks Cameo to stand in for a Were-wolf teenager who doesn't want to go to her debutante ball, it seems like just another job, until a corpse is discovered and an old friend of Wiz appears. Ke…

Blitz: Alive by Megan D. Martin

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Title: Alive (Crave, #1)
Author: Megan D. Martin
Genre: New Adult Post-Apocalyptic Interracial Romance
Release Date: November 22, 2013
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Blurb:
Flesh-eating zombies, dirty sex, and a shattered past…
What’s more dangerous—the man who broke her heart or those trying to eat it?

Fighting to survive, Eve finds herself alone in the world after the Crave—the only parallel of her former life. On the hunt for her sister, she runs into Gage—the first and only boy to have her heart and break it. It’s been four years and he isn’t a boy anymore, nor is he the same person he used to be. Against her better judgment, Eve agrees to stay with him when he divulges information on a safe haven near the small town they grew up in—but that doesn’t mean she has to like it…

Returning home elicits a myriad of emotions that both Eve and Gage thought they had buried. The past and present collide and they are forced to the face bitter deceits that ruined them in the before and threaten to destroy them no…

Spotlight: The Wrong One by K.C. Spayberry

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KC Sprayberry started writing young, first as a diarist, and later through an interest in English and creative writing. Her first experience with publication came when she placed third in The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge contest while in the Air Force, but her dedication to writing came after she had her youngest child, now in his senior year of high school. Her family lives in Northwest Georgia where she spends her days creating stories about life in the south, and far beyond. More than a dozen of her short stories have appeared in several magazines. Five anthologies feature other short stories, and her young adult novel Softly Say Goodbye, released in 2012. During 2013, more young adult stories have been released: The Ghost Catcher, Who Am I?, Family Curse … Times Two, andAmazon Best Seller, Canoples Investigations Tackles Space Pirates, Canoples Investigations Versus Spacers Rule, Take Chances, Mama's Advice, Secret From the Flames, and Where U @.
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Spotlight: Winter's Spirit by: Deborah Melanie

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Blurb:Winter McAndrew is on the brink of divorcing her philandering husband, Philip, when he dies in a car crash. One year later and with unfinished business; Philip is still earth bound and interfering in his wife’s love life. Trying to make amends isn't always easy when you're dead. Not only has Winter fallen for her old crush, Jack Tobin, but he also happens to be Philip’s cousin. With more complications than a woman needs at Christmas, Winter tries to find peace at her holiday home in The Lake District. However, when she finds herself snowed in with Jack; ghosts, old and new cause quite a stir. Will Winter get her man, or will ghostly Philip put an end to all her festive fantasies?

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BlogFacebookWebsiteTwitterExcerpt: Did she hear them correctly? Did they really say…dead? Dead, as in door nail? Dead, as in never coming back? Turning her eyes away from the thick gold band on her wedding finger, Winter looked around the sterile white corridor; old ma…

Cover Reveal: Flirting with Chaos by Kenya Wright

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Title: Flirting With Chaos Author: Kenya Wright Genre: New Adult Rock Star Erotic Romance Publisher: Omnific Publishing Release Date: November 19, 2013
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Can two mentally unstable best friends have sex and not drown in chaos?
Rain's been washing blood off her hands for far too long. After five years, she accepts the fact that she"s still a little crazy but feels as if she's finally gotten it all under control.
Parties, drugs, and sex flood Jude's life, and music and scandal run through his veins. He's the son of a rock god and grandson of a jazz legend. It's no surprise that his own star is on the rise, and with so many groupies vying for his attention, his childhood best friend Rain keeps him anchored in reality.
She's nothing like him--an art student with no idea of her own beauty, who would rather curl up with a sci-fi novel than party in the spotlight. Everything changes when she asks him for a unique favor: she wants him to t…

Book Release: Where U @ by: K.C. Sprayberry

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KC Sprayberry started writing young, first as a diarist, and later throughan interest in English and creative writing. Her first experience with publication came when she placed third in The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge contest while in the Air Force, but her dedication to writing came after she had her youngest child, now in his senior year of high school. Her family lives in Northwest Georgia where she spends her days creating stories about life in the south, and far beyond. More than a dozen of her short stories have appeared in several magazines. Five anthologies feature other short stories. She has four books that are Amazon best sellers: Softly Say Goodbye, Who Am I?, Mama's Advice, and Canoples Investigations Tackles Space Pirates. Her other novels available are: Take Chances, The Ghost Catcher, Family Curse … Times Two, Secret From The Flames, and Canoples Investigations Versus Spacers Rule.




Blurb:Trea Jones has always known the bitterness of bigotry and abject pover…

Release Day Blitz: Mirage by Clemy Warner

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Author Bio:Clemy was born in the UK in 1991 where she still lives, growing up alongside one younger and three older brothers.Books and writing was an interest that she began to develop from the first years of secondary school, and on her thirteenth birthday, she began to plan and design the idea to write a fantasy novel. She finished secondary school with high GCSE's and then went on into further education to study English and all aspects of art and design. After six years of writing, planning and overall editing of the book, it was successfully completed, containing over 82,000 words, and self published in the first week of 2011.With high expectations in herself, she immediately began to write a second novel in the series, while keeping her art and design a part of the process. The achievement of completing the first novel 'Purest Light,' allowed the ideas of the second to flow much easier and it was completed by early 2012. As she was writing the third and final book, Ne…