Showing posts from June, 2013

Character Interview and Review: The Star by Clemy Warner Thompson


Good Saturday morning. We're all getting ready for the holiday coming up here in the U.S. Before we do, why not check out this wonderful novel. It's the perfect thing to curl up with during these oh-so-scorching days! I had the privilege of reading Clemy Warner Thompson's The Star, and it is a delight from beginning to end.

About Clemy Warner Thompson:

I was born in England in the West Midlands in 1991 where I am still currently living, growing up alongside one younger and three older brothers.
Books and writing was an interest that I began to develop from the first years of secondary school, and on my thirteenth birthday, I began to plan and design the idea to write a fantasy novel. I 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 t…

Cover Reveal: Ascending the Veil by Venessa Kimball


Another day, another new cover. I'm very proud to be part of this one, as I've read Venessa Kimball's first two books in this series.

Venessa Kimball is currently writing the third book in her Mature Young Adult/New Adult Paranormal Science Fiction series, Piercing the Fold. Book 1 was released July 2, 2012. Book 2, Surfacing the Rim, released March 14, 2013. Ascending the Veil: Book 3 will release Mid-September 2013. And the final book in the Piercing the Fold series, Book 4 (Title TBD) will release Early 2014.
As for the future, Venessa has two projects unrelated to the Piercing the Fold series in the works. Both projects will highlight Venessa's versatility as a writer with her branching out from the Paranormal/Science Fiction genre of her current series. When Venessa is not writing, she is keeping active with her husband and three children, chaueffering said children to extracurricular activities, indulging in her love for running 5ks, and devouring the latest g…

Cover Reveal - Canoples Investigations Tackles Space Pirates by KC Sprayberry


Oh yes! We finally get to share the cover for this new adventure series designed for teenage boys from 13-16. Definitely an interesting cover for the action inside this book. Check it out now, and stay tuned for the scheduled release on July 26, 2013.

BD Bradford resides on Canoples Station in 2364. He's on his last break before graduating high school. The biggest worry on his mind is scoring enough creds to buy the latest vid-game, and making up with his girlfriend, if she'll stop glaring at him. An announcement at breakfast hatches an idea in his ever-active brain – space pirates might be in the vicinity. Visions of creds tumbling around him after he captures the miscreants war with thoughts of what he did to torque off his girlfriend. He catches a glimpse of the villains outside the promenade's viewport, but he beats feet to safety upon hearing one of his sworn enemies having a drama moment. Kc Sprayberry started writing young, with a diary followed by an interest in…

Skunk Ape Semester by Mike Robinson

 Good morning! We're doing something very different today on Out of Control characters. Our guest is fellow Solstice Publishing author Mike Robinson, and his book Skunk Ape Semester. In addition to an excerpt, bits of some of the awesome reviews, and my review of this book, we're going to challenge you to figure out a strange creature like the characters in this book do on their unusual summer trip of exploration. No prizes, except learning something new. Here's the picture of our creature:

Here are the clues to figure out what this is, and if it's real or a figment of someone's imagination.
1.It's inedible, but is often brought up by fishermen trawling for crabs, lobsters, and other edible sea creatures.
2.It can be found off the coasts of New Zealand and Australia.
3.It's in danger of becoming extinct, because fishermen destroy this creature instead of throwing it back.
4.This strange, mournful looking creature has often been likened to the cartoon charact…

Review & Fun Interview: Rewrite Redemption by J.H. Walker


Ah, Friday! Another week has sped past at light speed. Before we dive into a long, hot, summer weekend, Out of Control Characters would love to bring you some information about J.H. Walker's Rewrite Redemption. We also have a summer themed fun interview.

First, we're going to check out our author, J.H. Walker.

My life has been rather unconventional. Born insanely curious into an authoritarian, religious family, I know what it’s like to not fit in. My teen years were a struggle, and I remember them in all their intensity. That’s why I like writing for young adults.
I grew up in Central America, surrounded by jungle, and was never too far from the ocean. I observed other cultures, including an indigenous tribe that, at the time, had seen little of the modern world. While there, I slept in a hammock in a bamboo hut, dressed in tribal clothing, and helped bring three babies into the world in at the tender age of fourteen. I survived a hurricane aboard an ocean liner, canoeing …

Cover Reveal: Winter Night Falling by: Bryan R. South


Today, Out of Control Characters welcomes Bryan R. South. We're revealing the cover for the an exciting new series - Ti-aran Chronicles: Rise of the Guardian Book 1 Winter Night Falling. First, though, let's get to know a little more about Bryan and the great team behind this book.

Book Title: Winter Night Falling Series:Ti-aran Chronicles: Rise of the Guardians Book One Edition: Second Author: Bryan R. South Publisher: Freaky Fiction Writing Cover Art: Bryan Rainey Reveal Organizer: Cu’s Ebook Giveaways Bryan R South  was born and Raised in the Pacific Northwest. He Graduated Kamiakin Highschool  in 1993 . Bryan has had several poems published and has been working on the Rise of the Guardians Series since he was 16, and did his senior year paper on being a fantasy novelist.   He has worked as a Linecook, in construction, and other odd jobs. He resides with his wife and fell author, S. Cu’Anam Policar, and their children in the Pacific Northwest still. Facebook Goodreads Website Smas…

Fairy Dust by Carol Shenold

Welcome to the Out of Control Characters stop in Sensuous Promo’s Book Tour for Carol Shenold’s, Fairy Dust.

Can a half-fairy and a were wolf find true love and save the world the same day?

Fairy Dust by Carol Shenold

Half fae/half witch, Ande Ryan’s deepest desires are simple: a stress-free, fun evening with a nice guy, to earn the respect of her peers in the Paranormal Investigation Unit, and at long last, learn to use her Goddess given fae magic.

Instead, she fights a demon, gets mugged by a pixie, meets her soul mate and oh yeah, has to try and defeat a wizard with the help of a six-foot elf and a wolf—Cal Masterson.

Cal had no idea that his first encounter with Ande Ryan would include a fight with a demon or an intense attraction to the red-haired fairy who displays as much courage and determination as any wolf in his pack. Will Cal overcome his need to protect her as they both fight the odds and allow her fulfill her destiny?

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