Showing posts from January, 2014

Spotlight: Fairy, Texas by Margo Bond Collins

Welcome to Out of Control Characters. Today, we're hosting Margo Bond Collins and celebrating the release of her new book: Fairy, Texas. Having read Margo's Waking Up Dead, I can't wait to get my mitts on Fairy, Texas. And I can just tell from the blurb and excerpt that you'll love this story from a woman who is proving that she can spin a great tale!

Fairy, Texas Blurb:
Fairy, Texas. A small town like any other.

Laney Harris didn't want to live there. When her mother remarried and moved them to a town where a date meant hanging out at the Sonic, Laney figured that "boring" would have a whole new meaning. A new stepsister who despised her and a high school where she was the only topic of gossip were bad enough. But when she met the school counselor (and his terminal bad breath), she grew suspicious. Especially since he had wings that only she could see. And then there were Josh and Mason, two gorgeous glimmering-eyed classmates whose interest in her might n…

Review: Special Attraction by: M.L. Ryan

Good Thursday morning, and welcome to Out Of Control Characters tour of M.L. Ryan's Special Attraction.

Author Bio M.L. Ryan is a professional woman - which is not to say that she gave up her amateur status, but rather that she is over-educated with a job that reflects her one-time reluctance to leave school and get "real" work – and she spends a lot of time in that profession reading highly technical material.

She has many stories rolling around in her head, and she finally decided to write some of them. She prefers literature that isn’t saddled with excruciating symbolism, ponderous dialogue or worldly implications. She also doesn’t like plots so reliant on love at first sight that it makes her feel like her head might implode.

She lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband and teenage son, four cats, two dogs and an adopted desert tortoise.

Synopsis The weirdness continues….

Thanks to a magical transplant from an inter-dimensional enforcer…

Blitz – Pony Dreams!

Pony Dreams is now available. Links are live. Now comes the fun part. 13 bloggers are doing a blitz today to celebrate this book.

Abigail Weston's starry-eyed dream is to become the first female  Pony Express Rider. Ma, Pa, and six overprotective won't even let her near the corral to train mustangs for the mail venture, so she gives up her dream to sneak out and talk to the ponies, teaching them to accept her weight on their backs.

Then her life chances and all her dreams are dust. Or are they?

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Excerpt: Late May, 1860 near Carson City, Nevada If anyone had asked me to describe fifteen, I'd tell them it was near an impossible age. Everyone expected me to act like a lady and wear dresses all the time. I had to pin up my hair instead of letting it swing in the breeze in two long braids. Ladies didn't run around without a care in the world, nor could they allow the sun to tan their skin. Being a lady stinks. Wha…

The Pony Express – Joining the Country in the 19th Century!

One bright morning in April of 1860, a revolutionary idea began its first run from San Francisco, California to St. Joseph, Missouri. Touted as a fast way to communicate from coast to coast in our burgeoning country, The Pony Express was operational with very few glitches.

While the North and the South grumbled and mumbled, while rumors of war seemed certain to become a reality, this venture gathered the most adventurous young men to ride at breakneck speeds. For only a nickel, families long separated by distance could once again communicate with each other in a timely manner.

At any one time, 80 riders were streaking back and forth, or awaiting their turn atop the mochilla carrying the precious mail. These daring young men earned an outstanding $100 to $125 per month, an absolute fortune in those days, and most didn't have anywhere to spend it. This operation ran twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Blizzards, extreme desert heat, thunderstorms, even Indian attacks didn'…

Doing What's Right, Despite All Odds!

The Ghost Catcher is a tongue-in-cheek story about Hailey Hatmaker, a teenager who sees auras and can tell what is going to happen to a person with that information. She's also the best ghost-catcher in the world, but not a lot of people are really into her doing this job. Not since she and her buds – the Landry Ghosties made a whole lot of trouble back in seventh grade.

The Ghost Catcher on Amazon
So, what's Hailey to do when she sees that two friends are in grave danger? Why grab the only other Ghostie still in Landry and take off to deal with the problem. Isn't that friends are for?
Too many teens these days aren't sure what to do in a bad situation. They look to adults to show them what to do, but those adults often are confused themselves. It's so easy to read about heroes who jump into action, who come through to save the day, but do it yourself?
Unthinkable … or is it?

What does it take to become one of those teens we read about? Those teens who ignore danger and…

Stone Gates Trilogy

Got Dragon? Get the entire P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy in a boxed set on sale from Jan. 22 through Jan. 29th You may just find you like to get burned.

The P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy (#1-3)
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Tik Tok Press
Cover Artist: Lindsay Tiry
Interior Book Design: The Eyes For Editing
Trilogy Logo Designer: Eye Of The River Media Design
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The P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy anthology contains the following books:

~Hidden Gates (Book 1)~

For P.J. Stone, being a “Seer” who has never seen anything is less than fun. And P.J. isn’t known for her patience.

To make matters worse, she must choose a suitable mate to continue the Seer bloodline. Duty always comes before her heart…at least that’s what her parents taught her. When she finds herself wanting someone who is considered off-limits, P.J. is forced to question everything she believes.

As if navigating her love life isn’t complicated enough, P.J. finally receives a vision—of …

Spotlight/Reviews - Borderland Legacy

Title – Borderland Bride & Borderland Beauty
Series – The Borderland Legacy
Author – Samantha Holt
Genre – Historical Romance
Length (Pages/# Words) – Approximately 150 pages
Publisher – Jupiter Gardens Press
Cover Artist – Valerie Tibbs

Borderland Bride
In the wilderness of 14th century Northumbria, Lady Isabel discovers just how dangerous the Borderlands can be. With the loss of her voice and her hearing, there is little hope left for her. But when a brooding knight rescues her, she vows never to become a victim again and buries the secrets of her past in the hope that those hunting her will never find her in the Borderlands.

Jake is astonished to come across the beautiful Isabel, near to death, on his brother’s lands. Bringing her back to his brother’s home, he finds himself longing for something more from the courageous woman, something that he thought he would never want again. Isabel works her way into his scarred heart and opens Jake up to loving once more. But will …

The Author Swap

Today is the day! Here are the books you can find for less than a dollar. Pick up your copy. Let the author know how much you love their story with a review!
 Here are the books!
Amazon - U.S.Amazon U.K. Lost Through Time (sequel) by Jessica Tornese:    Follow Kate Christenson as she battles a past that was never meant to be hers…

Amazon U.S.Amazon U.K. Pride of Lions: by Mark Iles:  When Selena Dillion is caught in an assassination attempt on her planets ruler, she finds herself sentenced to 25 years servitude in mankind’s most feared military force, the Penal regiments. 

Amazon U.S.Amazon U.K. SEPTEMBER WIND by Kathleen Janz-Anderson:  1950’s Coming of age, family saga.  At nine, Emily Rezell works like a slave, and all she asks is to be loved. She endures a heart-wrenching crush at thirteen and will never forget Daniel and their riveting experience. As she turns eighteen, you’ll be amazed by her strength when she is forced to protect herself and then flees her grandfather’s farm and escapes …