Showing posts from October, 2013

Cover Reveal - The Kingdom by Emily Walker

Today on Out of Control Characters we're welcoming Emily Walker as she reveals the cover for her upcoming horror novel, The Kingdom!

Emily Walker loves creating worlds and stumbling around in them. She writes under her name and the pen name Lyra Mcken. Lyra writes zombies, Emily writes everything! She is constantly losing her chap-stick, and has an obsession with the color pink. Currently a resident of the mountains and loving the view she writes mostly paranormal fiction, and horror, although a contemporary romance or two sneaks in every once in a while. Her small family consists of her red bearded other half, a rat terrier named Rebel, and a cat called Mr. Creepy.
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Here we go! The e-book and print book covers … plus a blurb!

Blurb: What happens when Mother Nature is pushed too far.... She becomes a real bitch.
For centuries, man has been the predator over the animal kingdom, until today...
What happens when the …

Clark Library Meet & Greet - 10/26/2013 2-4PM

Clark Public Library will be hosting an Author Meet & Greet on Saturday, October 26 from 2-4pm.

This relaxed, casual setting will offer readers, fans and book lovers alike time to meet and greet some of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania’s very own authors.

Grab a snack, a drink and chat all things books. Delve into the mind of an author who may just become a new favorite!

Authors range in all genres from YA to Adult.

This event is free to attend and open to the public. The authors will have signed books for sale so be sure to bring cash if you’d like to purchase one. Attendees will have a chance to win prize packs containing books and bookmarks.

Please Register >>here<<
Authors attending:
Adult Authors Jill Prand Melissa Collins Stephanie Lehmann S. J. Pajonas Eric Nierstedt Steven Donahue & Dawn M. Donahue Mary A Wasowski T.H. Snyder Alice Montalvo-Tribue Melinda Sutherland Milly Taiden
Young Adult Authors Amy Evans Nadège Richards Lisa Amowitz Charlotte Bennardo Kim Purce…

Release Day Blitz: Canoples Investigations Versus Spacers Rule!

They're baaaaack!

Welcome to the release day blast of the latest Canoples Investigations book – Canoples Investigations Versus Spacers Rule! Scroll on through. Check out the blurb. We'll have links later where you can get your copy!

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. Her other books are: The Ghost Catcher, Family Curse … Times Two, Take Chances, andAmazon Best Sellers, Canoples Investigations Tackles Space Pirates,…

Cover Reveal: Ascending the Veil

In 2010, Venessa Kimball was struck by an idea, a story, that needed telling. Having always been passionate about the written word, Venessa embarked on writing what would become her debut novel, Piercing the Fold: Book 1; a mature young adult/ adult crossover, paranormal, science fiction series. July 2, 2012, Venessa Kimball independently published the first book in the Piercing the Fold series. Book 2, Surfacing the Rim, released March 14, 2013. In August of 2013, Venessa joined the publishing house, Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly. The Piercing the Fold series will be re-published with them beginning with Piercing the Fold: Book 1 on September 3, 2013. Surfacing the Rim: Book 2 will be re-published on September 24. 2013 and Ascending the Veil: Book 3 will be released for the first time on October 18, 2013. The final book in the series, Book 4 (Title TBD) will release in 2014. As for the future, Venessa is already filling her Work-In-Progress folder. Two of her future projects are …

Release: The Muse by: Kenya Wright

Title: The Muse
Author: Kenya Wright
Series: Dark Art Mystery
Genre: Multicultural Romantic Suspense

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On the first day of her nude modeling job, Elle deals with a corpse, an eccentric dark artist, his sexy brother, and a grandmother that can see someone's future by just touching their hands. Although these crazy distractions shove her on edge, it's just what she needs to mend her battered heart and forget about her ex-boyfriend. Besides, she does get to live in their castle for the whole three months.

Everything seems magical and perfect. Until more dead bodies are discovered.

There's something going on at night, right in the artist's garden. Under the moonlight, young women are being cut and sliced, and no one has a clue to who's doing it. And the more she's around the weird family in the castle, the more she realizes that they all are hiding secrets.

Kenya Wright always knew she would be famous since the ripe old age of six w…

Book Blitz: Wheel Wolf by January Valentine

Title: Wheel Wolf (Werewolf Horror) Author: January Valentine Genre: Horror/Suspense/Thriller Release date: August 20, 2013
Jack Bailey is just a few weeks away from beginning his dream career as Forest Ranger in the upstate New York town of Angel's Bend. Jenny Rudea, veterinarian in training, is madly in love with Jack, and the animals she cares for.

On the way home from her house one night, Jack takes an unanticipated detour to Hosner Lake. While there, he encounters something that raises the hair on the back of his neck. What is out there, on the other side of the lake? Is it a shadow, a hunter, a wolf? Without a weapon or a flashlight, he is not about to stick around to find out.

He hops on his bike and heads for the main road where something leaps onto his back, causing the accident that steals his mobility, threatens his sanity. As if this isn't bad enough, when he wakes up in the hospital, paralyzed from the waist down, he has no idea what occurred on …

Author Interview: Parenting Playbook Universe by: Jen Lilienstein

Today on Out of Control Characters we're interviewing Jen Lilienstein. Her book, Parenting Playbook Universe, is a great guide to helping your child navigate school.

Jen completed her undergraduate senior thesis on Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligence and its effect on self-esteem, attendance rates and love of learning in 1994 and in the years prior to founding Kidzmet, she worked in the education industry in various capacities including brand and product management for JumpStart educational software and in marketing for a non-traditional post-secondary certification. Once she became a parent, she started seeing just how differently her kids learned than she did...and was reminded how critical it is that teachers and parents “get” how each unique student likes to learn in order for kids to become engaged, enthusiastic learners. She also started to realize how many parents didn’t know personality-based techniques and strategies that could help their kids learn how to…

Spotlight: PJ Stone Gates Trilogy

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Dragonfairy Store |Goodreads Book one of the P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy
New Adult Paranormal Romance
299 pages
byD.T. Dyllin
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 a threat to her world that only she can perceive. But no one will believe a fledgling Seer’s warnings. With nowhere else to turn, she may decide to trust a stranger with her life, her world, and maybe even her heart. Amazon | Dragonfairy Store |Goodreads Book two of the P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy New Adult Paranormal Romance 241 pages byD.T. Dyllin P.J. Ston…

Book Blitz: Beautiful Experiment by January Valentine

Title:  Beautiful Experiment  (Book One of Island of Defiance Trilogy)
Author: January Valentine
Genre:  Teen  Paranormal Fantasy
Release date: June 1, 2013

Six unruly teens are abducted on their way to a juvie home. Dumped onto an uncharted island. Could things get any worse? Hell, yeah. Hostility and envy run rampant. Throw in some alphas, divas and demons, and what do you have? Beautiful Experiment. Book One of the Island of Defiance Trilogy.

The teens are referred to as waywards, informed their parents have sent them to the island for rehabilitation. While they struggle with their predicament, and each other, they come to a shocking realization ... for once in their lives, they have to follow rules.

Brook has lived on the Island of Defiance his entire life, with no choice but to believe everything he has been taught. As he approaches eighteen, the secret of who he is, and the ultimate fate he must face, begins to unfold. To complicate matters even more, Brook grows to…

Review: Waking Dreams by J.J. DiBenedetto

Welcome to today's post on Out of Control Characters. I'll be reviewing J.J. DiBenedetto's Waking Dreams – the fifth installment in his Dreams series.

J.J. (James) DiBenedetto was born in Yonkers, New York. He attended Case Western Reserve University, where as his classmates can attest, he was a complete nerd. Very little has changed since then. He currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with his beautiful wife and their cat (who has thoroughly trained them both). When he's not writing, James works in the direct marketing field, enjoys the opera, photography and the New York Giants, among other interests. The "Dreams" series is James' first published work. Facebook Twitter Website Amazon Author Page Smashwords Profile Goodreads

Waking Dream Blurb: “Oh, God!   We can hurt each other.  Whatever we do to each other in the dream, we’ll do it to ourselves for real…”
When her own dreams are visited by a mysterious woman in a red dress, Sara realizes she has something she ne…