Meet Featured Author Beth Hale

I have the pleasure of introducing you to author Beth Hale!  I’ve enjoyed Beth’s books, and I know you will too!
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Beth Hale grew up on a small farm on the Tennessee / Mississippi line. While she no longer lives on the farm, she does live in a small Mississippi town with her real-life hero, Nathan, and their two amazing children, Clay and Lily.
 By night, Beth works as an E-911 dispatcher. She loves her job but writing is her real passion. When she’s not planted in her dispatch chair, you can usually find her at home, putting her characters’ lives down on paper.
“There is nothing I love more than  to curl up with a great cup of coffee, an even better book, and a cozy blanket. I imagine quite a few of you are the same.  When I’m not working at my “day job”, I carve out time for writing my own stories before I indulge in reading sprees.”

Contact Beth Hale!

Twitter Handle: @writes4coffee

Facebook Page URL: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beth-Hale/458435490953994

 

Trusting Jack

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After a devastating divorce, Emma is picking up the pieces of her shattered heart and life. Her first step in reclaiming her old job as a personal assistant to famous actress, Norah Jackson. Work takes her to London, where she meets sexy fledgling actor, Jack Brandon. The sizzling attraction is immediate and mutual. Little by little, Emma begins to open her heart again. But Jack has a past, too. And it’s come back to haunt him, wreaking havoc on their budding romance.

Can Emma let go of the hurt and learn to trust Jack completely? Or is their relationship doomed to be a one act play?

Reviews for Trusting Jack
I was engaged quickly and really wanted to know what would happen between Emma and Jack.

It was a great love story with humor, passion and a pretty well developed plot.

I absolutely love this book. I read it cover to cover in one day. This book has a lot of twist and turn that’s keeps you intrigued. I would recommend it any day. Can not wait for her next one.

Magnolia Secrets

http://www.amazon.com/Magnolia-Secrets-Book-1-ebook/dp/B013EDNRBS/ref=la_B00EDH7RAW_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1439837283&sr=1-2

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Walker and Lainey share one explosive night together, and he awakens to find her gone. Shrugging it off as just a glorious one-night stand, he accepts a new job in a small town: New Hope, Mississippi. That’s where he finds Lainey again. She just happens to be married to the Chief of Police-and Walker’s new boss.

Lainey is terrified that Walker will divulge their secret. If he does, Lainey is a dead woman. But despite the danger, she can’t forget the one passionate night she spent in Walker’s arms. Walker demands answers from Lainey: What secret is she hiding? Why is she so afraid? And when people begin dying, he wants to get to the bottom of it. Why is the police chief trying to brush off the deaths? Why doesn’t he want Walker to work the cases? What kind of secrets is he hiding?

Drawn together, unable to deny their passion, they risk their lives. Lainey is trapped. Walker is determined to save her and uncover the truth. Can they expose the secrets before a ruthless man destroys any hope for a brighter future?

Reviews for Magnolia Secrets

It was an edge-of-your-seat, deep-in-good-drama, AWESOMELY TOLD story!!

Lainey is a well-crafted heroine whose secret life rocks a small town and captures the heart of her hero. Her story is compelling and emotional–because sadly, spousal abuse is a real problem in the world. It was riveting to see her grow and become stronger throughout the story, and finally begin to feel comfortable in who she was as a woman and a person with a purpose in life other than to serving as a punching bag for her controlling husband. The scenes were written in vivid detail and one could almost see feel the burn on Lainey’s cheek and taste the salty blood on her lip when she “took her punishment” as she often phrased it.

Beth has written a steamy romance with much heart and a real compassion for her characters.

Welcome JASON ZANDRI’s As Life Goes: Elementary Blog Tour

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I am honored to host Jason Zandri on this stop on his As Life Goes: Elementary Blog Tour!  Jason is a skilled and talented writer whose books I’ve enjoyed. He’s also very supportive of other writers.  Thank you for supporting Jason…and remember to leave your comments below.

From JasonJASON CROP

Offering up segments of your books online as free excerpts is a great way to get readers engaged with your writing, your style of writing, and the theme of the given story you’re sharing with them.

At times you have to decide, do I want to share out the first few chapters sequentially to give potential readers the startup and to entice them to read the rest, or do you
cherry pick some juicy parts, like different scenes of a movie that you might view as a preview trailer, to get them excited about the full story.

It’s hard to decide what to do and not second guess yourself. For example, I saw a ton of movie trailers for the recent theatrical release of Marvel’s “Ant-Man” before the movie was showing and every single one trailer left me underwhelmed. What makes matters worse is that I am a huge fan of the superhero genre, so because of that I generally allow for a huge level of latitude and consideration when something seems like it might be mediocre, where the larger movie going base might not. To have a movie be a big success you can’t draw from “just” the fan pool; you have to entice other movie goers to be entertained by the overall film and not the general subject matter (in this case – a superhero story).

Ant-Man might have its detractors, but I was pleasantly surprised with the film overall as a good superhero movie and a good story overall. It had moments of smart comedy in it (without being “stupid”) and it was much more than just a “flash/bang” action movie.

The point I am getting to is that in the end, the theatrical trailers did not do the movie justice.

The same can happen if you decide to cherry pick across your book to what you think are the good parts in an effort to entice a reader. You might over deliver on the excerpts and not leave enough for the reader to enjoy in the full story. Or what you might believe are the best parts to cherry pick, don’t end up being the strongest parts of the story, the way your readers see it.

Of course, if you have a slow starting book, just picking the first three chapters could have a similar effect. You might not hook them enough to get their attention.

Sometimes a mix will work, where you start the potential reader off with two of three chapters you want to offer to whet their appetite, and then give them a critical or pivotal chapter in the middle of the story that makes them compelled to find out what happens next.

One size never fits all and I find with myself trying both methods to see what works best. I am figuring out what is working best by asking readers that I am in touch with, what brought them to my story. The ones that respond “the free excerpts,” I ask them what “hooked” them so I can get an idea where to focus in the future.

With that, I have three links back to my blog where I have three existing excerpts to “As Life Goes: Elementary” and tomorrow’s post on the blog tour will be a previously unavailable excerpt – “As Life Goes: Elementary” – Excerpt IV, so be sure to visit back to read it.

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As Life Goes: Elementary – Excerpt I
https://gunderstone.wordpress.com/2015/07/07/as-life-goes-elementary-excerpt-i/

As Life Goes: Elementary – Excerpt II
https://gunderstone.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/as-life-goes-elementary-excerpt-ii/

As Life Goes: Elementary – Excerpt III
https://gunderstone.wordpress.com/2015/07/13/as-life-goes-elementary-excerpt-iii-author-jason-zandri/

About As Life Goes: Elementary

“Every new beginning starts from nothing. Understanding that you can have everything in the love of one person, isn’t that worth the risk of personal capital? Isn’t that kind of love worth it?” – Diane Wakeford

“Have I ever told you, you’re the nicest boy I’ve ever met?” – Melissa Bancroft

“I will have the friends I want. I don’t care what boy likes me or what boy I like. You’re an awesome friend. I am not giving you up because we’re going to different schools or for any one person either.” – Elizabeth Wellsworth

Mark Sanford returns to his hometown with his son Matthew in tow to rebuild their lives. Recently divorced, and with the mother totally abandoning her parental responsibilities, both father and son are beginning their fresh start together.

Matthew begins to make new friends in the neighborhood and at school while he tries to find his place among people that have been friends with one another for years at elementary school.

Mark takes over the reins of the former family corner store with the help of a young woman looking for work. The ability to love and trust that woman entering his life is difficult for him because of all he has lost. For Matthew, that “first love” is difficult to understand without a motherly influence and with a father that has been deeply hurt.

As Life Goes: Elementary – Links to Excerpts

As Life Goes: Elementary – Excerpt I
https://gunderstone.wordpress.com/2015/07/07/as-life-goes-elementary-excerpt-i/

As Life Goes: Elementary – Excerpt II
https://gunderstone.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/as-life-goes-elementary-excerpt-ii/

As Life Goes: Elementary – Excerpt III
https://gunderstone.wordpress.com/2015/07/13/as-life-goes-elementary-excerpt-iii-author-jason-zandri/

 

Books and links

Before Another Sunset (The Sunset Series Book 1)
http://www.amazon.com/Before-Another-Sunset-Series-Book-ebook/dp/B00T11GKYE

Another Sunset (The Sunset Series Book 2)
http://www.amazon.com/Another-Sunset-Book-2-ebook/dp/B00QD2FQU8/

I Hero: The Beginning
http://www.amazon.com/I-Hero-Beginning-Jason-Zandri-ebook/dp/B00Y3LA41M/

I Hero: Nathan Returns
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B011AOPE64

As Life Goes: Elementary
http://www.amazon.com/Life-Goes-Elementary-Jason-Zandri-ebook/dp/B00ZXVB7SK/

 

As Life Goes: The End of the Innocence – (expected November 2015)
As Life Goes: The Reunion – (expected April 2016)
As Life Goes: The Wedding (expected July 2016)
As Life Goes: The Funeral (expected October 2016)

 I Hero: Untitled Book 3 (Expected first half 2016)
I Hero: Untitled Book 4 (Expected second half 2016)
I Hero: Untitled Book 5 (Expected first half 2017)

Social Media links

Twitter – @GUNDERSTONE https://twitter.com/gunderstone/
Facebook Author page – https://www.facebook.com/jzandri
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonzandri
Google+ – https://plus.google.com/+JasonZandri/
Author blog – The GUNDERSTONE Review https://gunderstone.wordpress.com/

 

ABOUT JASON ZANDRI

Jason has been working in the information technology field in one form or the other since 1996. He is currently employed full time at Bloomberg LP as a Systems Engineer in the R&D group. Jason lives in Wallingford Connecticut, with his wife Renata. He is the father to four children, three boys and 1 girl – 11 years (Andrew), 9 years (Angela), 7 years (Adam) and 6 years old (Alex).

 

Meet Featured Author Marc Estes!

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It is my great honor to introduce you to fellow RRBC author, Marc Estes!  Marc is not only an accomplished and award-winning writer, he is an avid supporter of others!  Please check out his work!

http://estesmarcw.wix.com/author-page

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Marc-Estes/e/B00II5XX9Y/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

Twitter: @vendicatori33

The Impressive Bio of                                                                                                Marc Estes

Accomplished writer, Marc Estes, is the award winning author of the Vendicatori Series. His 2014 debut novel, Four Pieces For Power, Book One of the Vendicatori marks the first in a series of Vendicatori novels developed by Mr. Estes. Book Two of the Vendicatori: Rekindle the Flame was released in 2015. He is a two-time winner of the Vermont Playwright’s Award for his plays, What Would Dickens Do? and Glass Closets. What Would Dickens Do? also won the 2012 Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence. His play, Gumbo (adapted from the short story by Charles Huckelbury) was a finalist in the 2011 Safe Streets Arts Foundation Short Play Competition and was presented at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. His play The Practice of Killing (co-written with Robert Johnson, and adapted from the short story by Mr. Johnson) has been published in the Spring 2013 edition of Tacenda Literary Magazine. In 2013 he was also awarded the Robert Chesley Award from the Chesley/Bumbalow Foundation in Los Angeles and selected to receive the Artist in Residence Grant from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico. His play Going Home was presented at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in the Fall of 2014. Mr. Estes is currently at work on the third installment in the Vendicatori Series, The Dragon and the Phoenix, as well as developing his new 33 series (expected early 2016). Estes is a native of New England and graduate of the University of New Hampshire.

 

Announcing the JUST RELEASED 2nd Installment of the critically acclaimed Vendicatori Series

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Rekindle the Flame: Book 2 of the Vendicatori

Picking up where Four Pieces For Power leaves off, Andrew continues to delve deeper into the world of the Vendicatori, where more secrets from his past shake his present. A mysterious woman has somehow escaped the Vendicatori compound, but were they holding her as a prisoner, or for her own safety? The Stavero family is now even more focused on revenge and the downfall of the Correos. Magda Stavero takes the reigns and is ready to be more evil than Robert ever dreamed of being. With her granddaughter, Kayla, at her side, she is given the chance to infiltrate Edson from afar and begins to unravel her plan for vengeance. Now John, a newly added member to the Correo family, is starting to ask questions as Andrew becomes more elusive. A recent clue leads him down a path he cannot return from. A path that may provide more questions than answers. As Dominic and Ramos scramble to find their missing guest, she is about to arrive in Edson, and become a revelation that no one saw coming. Is she a friend or a foe? Will Dominic and Ramos find her before she reveals herself? Are the Staveros behind her “escape”, or are they merely using it to their advantage?

Early Reviews for Rekindle the Flame

“Mr Estes writes with the eye of a moviemaker: every scene is so vivid that you walk with Andrew into shocking explosions and peer through his blood. The flame truly has been rekindled: danger and death burn bright in this action-packed thriller, a worthy sequel to Mr Estes debut novel, Four Pieces For Power.”

Danger and death burn bright in this action-packed thriller!”

If You Want to Begin at the Beginning…

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Four Pieces For Power: Book 1 of the Vendicatori

When mysterious strangers arrive at the home of Andrew Correo, they provide him with life changing news. He learns of the Vedicatori, a secret organization established by his ancestors, an organization he now has the chance to inherit control over. In order to gain this control, he needs to compete with Robert Stavero in a global scavenger hunt. They must search for four illusive crystals that, when brought together, will tell them their final destination. Also in Edson, Monica Correo is planning a wedding to her love, John Weaver. With the wedding so close to Halloween, the pair decide to have a masquerade ball for the wedding reception. It will be an event no one in Edson will ever forget. With just a clue and limited guidance, both Andrew and Robert set out on their secretive journey. For both, the path leads to mystery, suspense, and self-discovery. As Andrew looks forward to his future, while putting parts of his past behind him, Robert grows greedy and develops a love for deception and hate. The hunt brings them through the ruins of Teotihuacan to the Eternal City and its history, but who will have the cunning to come out on top?

Comments from Reviewers of 

Four Pieces For Power: Book 1 of the Vendicatori

“Acclaimed playwright Mark Estes’ debut novel is an adrenaline-filled adventure, wrought with danger and deception at every turn.”

“Four Pieces For Power: an enjoyable thriller, a journey down a labyrinth worth taking.

A Clue Solving Adventure!

Shades of Indiana Jones!”

Meet Featured Author Lizzie Chantree

I am happy to introduce you to Romance Author Lizzie Chantree!  Her creative life as an inventor/entrepreneur/writer/businesswoman impressed me so much I looked into her novel, Babe Driven.  I bought it immediately!

  About Lizzie

lizzie-chantree-imageLizzie is an enthusiastic inventor, businesswoman and artist. She founded her first company at the age of 17 and has been creating products and driving her family mad ever since.

Lizzie appeared on Sky News, ITV Lunchtime News, This Morning, The Big Breakfast, BBC’s Worldwide Radio Service, amongst others for becoming one of Fair Play London’s Female Innovators.

Lizzie lives in Essex, with her gorgeous family and a very unusual dog.  In between the school run and baking cakes (or burning them!), she sits in her rooftop studio daydreaming about gaps in the market and how she can fill them. Babe Driven is her first novel and she is currently working on her second.

 Lizzie’s Inspirations

I don’t know if it is the same for everyone, but as a writer I’m constantly taking note of the things that are going on around me. I often scribble a record of things that inspire me and it can be something small, like an interesting stone on the beach, to something profound that someone says to another as I am walking past them in the street.

Sometimes these things can develop into an idea for a story, but every so often  it is good just to sit down and enjoy finding or seeing something that makes the world seem incredible. We have so much technology at our fingertips to help us communicate with each other, but it is still the little things that mean so much.

A kind word, or a supportive smile are what brings us all together. I have met so many talented writers since I published my first novel. Every single one is wonderfully different, but they inspire me the same way. They reach out to people through the stories they tell and share their dreams and imagination.  They make you want to take time out of your day and sit for a while, to share the journey and enjoy the ride.

 

Babe Driven
Driving straight out of trouble and into paradise! 

babedrivenHarriet’s crazily successful business idea is under serious threat, and the danger seems to be coming from inside her own family. She whisks her sister and her friends away to an exotic location to try and work out whose side they are on. It’s time to start damage limitation.

When the girls arrive at the glorious villa owned by Harriet’s maverick business partner Nikki, they find a gorgeous band and their sexy lead singer Max staying next door, out to entice their new neighbours into all kinds of trouble.

This isn’t a holiday for Harriet and she can’t afford to be distracted. She has to sell her business idea to the powerful resort owner, the elusive Mr Grant, while she is there, or she may not have a business to go back to. Harriet will have to choose between family and friends, business or pleasure. For someone who stays out of the limelight, even though her new company is the hottest ticket in town, she’s going to have to avoid the front pages of every newspaper if she wants to survive the ride!

Some Snippets from the Fabulous Reviews for Babe Driven

What a great book! Got me hooked from beginning and l didn’t want to put it down. Hope there’s a follow up as I really enjoyed reading it.

I had no idea how much fun this book would be to read. It has a good plot and the characters are quite complex. The book is based around a woman called Harriet who runs a very successful business. I was intrigued to find out more about this business and was amazed at how involved I became in wanting to find out how she fares, in the twists and turns of the story. A thoroughly enjoyable read. I would like to read more from this author.

This was a fun light read. There is romance involved but it’s more than that. It’s mostly the story of a strong independent businesswoman who’s trying to save her business. She happens to be beautiful, and so everyone underestimates her. I really like this character and enjoyed the plot. You keep getting little surprises along the way that keep you guessing, and you discover a good villain which is always fun to spice things up. But most of the characters are more complex than just “good guys” and “bad guys”. They are more real—not perfect, sometimes selfish, but they still have redeeming qualities.

Buy Link for Babe Driven

http://www.amazon.com/Babe-Driven-Lizzie-Chantree-ebook/dp/B00FAUT0SS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1430417186&sr=8-1&keywords=babe+driven+lizzie+chantree

Connect with Lizzie Chantree

Website:   http://lizziechantree.wordpress.com

Twitter:  @Lizzie_Chantree

Facebook:   Facebook.com/LizzieChantree

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Featured Author: Carl Stevens

Today, I am happy to introduce you to literary fiction author Carl Stevens.  The following quote from Carl’s website grabbed me.  His book descriptions intrigue me.

carlstevens“I wanted to write a classic regular folks would actually read.  I wanted to write an adventure academics would find resonant with meaning.  You tell me how well I did.”

 

 

 

 

 

In the words of Carl Stevens:

Jack London lamented that he had spent his life as a working class intellectual rubbing shoulders with the underprivileged on tramp steamers, in gold mining camps, on wharfs and in warehouses while reading extensively and writing books of serious social and philosophical merit only to be renowned for writing about dogs. It irked him yet inspired me decades later. Eighteen-wheelers, psych wards, factory floors and the halls of academia and corporate America may not be perfect matches to London’s, but they have all been part of my own working class adventures. I have lived in numerous careers the fiction that each was intrinsically important while in fact each was merely research for the role of Carl Stevens, Writer. Professor-in-training (in three fields so far, philosophy, history and psychology), nurse in a psychiatric facility, long-haul truck driver, security guard, waiter, bartender, clerical worker, manual laborer, engineer – they were all facades I presented while my true life’s work went on behind the scenes, reading and writing and incorporating life experience with the scholarly to create the self-identity that is now creating novels.

Three novels speak for the success of this creative self-identity. If a hundred years from now people neglect the layers of substance and only praise my exciting tales of adventure and if I am still alive, then I will be proud to have failed like Jack.

The Novels of Carl Stevens

The Time Traveler’s Fool

 timetravlerIn a dialogue over six days between a psychiatrist and a man claiming to be a time traveler you decide if he is a lunatic, a time traveler, a murderer, a victim, all of the above or none. Start reading convinced that he is insane and end satisfied that you were right all along. Start reading convinced that he travels through time and end satisfied that you were right all along. Then begin the endless discussion with yourself or others about how both readings can be right or must be wrong.

Whoever he may be he is an articulate weaver of tales hilarious and horrible which include writing love poetry in the body of a shepherd boy wooing his first love, leading a small group of would-be legionaries in the body of a commander who has gotten them into a royal mess in the desert, fleeing a lynch mob in the body of a slave who may have been better off before a helping hand (or mind) and much more.
The Time Traveler’s Fool is a rollicking good read but the reader who cares to dig deeper will also find serious literary themes of reality, perception, identity and the unintended consequences of good deeds.

 The Canterbury Tales in Neverland

canteburytalesTHE CANTERBURY TALES IN NEVERLAND makes a post-apocalyptic detective thriller resonate with literary history and ask what it means to be well-read . . .and to get the joke. This is a post-apocalyptic mystery wherein the detective’s need for hard facts clashes with a culture’s need to reinvent itself on the ever shifting sands of story telling. There are two main stories. In one, Jackson Thomas, a former mayor of a small town known as The Ville, is trying to avoid being stoned to death on false charges of conspiracy to incite riot and murder. He is hampered by being under arrest and dependent on a friend to wear out shoe leather poking into what really happened. Meanwhile Jackson’s son and several of the son’s friends have all talked themselves into believing that the wisest solution to Jackson’s dilemma is to trek across a hostile landscape in search of angels and a miracle. Both stories work on multiple levels. They are each an adventure on their own, a detective thriller in town, a road trip through chaos in the wilds. They are also each a metaphor for the epistemological quandries of story telling. Jackson is trying to find his way through a dark woods of conflicting witness accounts. His son and fellow travellers are finding their way through a physical wilderness while sharing with each other the stories which make up their culture . . .and enough puns to choke The Bard.

The Charging Bull of Terry County

chargingbullBicentennial Day for America is going to be a long one for LarryTreegarden. There’s a fifth of Southern Comfort to kill before noon. There’s all the memory other people won’t let the fifth kill off. The woman who’s divorced him three times wants to talk. His older son wants to publish Granddad’s Civil War Journal. Everyone wants to talk war history with a World War II vet. The mayor wants Larry’s crane to lift the statue of a fictional hero into place in time for the fireworks. The only person not bothering him is his younger son shipped home from Viet Nam and resting for five years under a plain flat stone on the edge of town. This day will resonate with history – of one person, of one family, of one nation shaped by war– and all Larry wants is a little peace.

They Call Me Merlin Sherlock (The Merry Mysteries of Thaddeus and Melda) (Volume 1)

chargingbullHe looks like a young adult, claims to be born in the 19th century and laments that the other wizards call him Merlin Sherlock as a taunt. Thaddeus Barlow has wanted to be a detective from when he read newly published stories of Edgar Allan Poe before disappearing into a kindergarten for wizards. Now, after 169 years of learning the basics of wizardry and reading detective stories on the side, he has graduated into the world with the hopes of fulfilling that youthful fancy. He would do so gladly if it were not for the mockery of his fellow wizards who do not consider snooping a respectable endeavor for a newly minted wizard. They Call Me Merlin Sherlock is Thad’s lament as well as his memoir through which he hopes his first case as a detective will convince all that his chosen life is more than a laughing matter. Is he a true wizard, a daft poseur, or a deft publicist for a new and struggling agency? Clues, adventure and humor abound in this tale told from the perspective of an early nineteenth century lad steeped in ancient lore and practicing in an early twenty-first century theme park. Why the park? You really must read the book to find out.

You can purchase these Carl Stevens’ books here:

http://www.amazon.com/Carl-Stevens/e/B00ENI99DE/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 

Connect with Carl Stevens

http://www.carlstevenswriter.com

Twitter:  @carlstevenswrit

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/carl.stevens.1069

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Meet Featured Author: Honey Boudreaux

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It is my privilege to introduce you to Rave Reviews Book Club author of Young Adult Fiction, Honey Boudreaux.  This is how she describes herself:

Busy, busy Honey-bug. I am a mom to five beautiful daughters. They range in age from 32 to 14; which is why I’ve managed to keep up with the YA world. Fo’ shizzle!!—(just kiddin)  Trying to find a balance with volunteering at the high school where my youngest daughters attend; working and spending time with my grandbugs has kept my life a constant whirlwind.

I have lived in Southern Louisiana all of my life.  Living in a city right outside of New Orleans had gotten old.  Moving with my youngest two, to the small town of Abita Springs a little calm was brought to our lives.  We have lived here for a little more than 10 years and have grown to love the small town living.  The older three?  Yeah, they followed us!  Their families in tow, we are all within minutes of each other. (I know—they never go away!)  Gotta luv ’em!!  I know I do.

Eventually, I found time for myself and the nagging voices locked inside the vault in my mind.  With several ideas swirling around, the most persistent voices won!  I would like to introduce you to my very frist YA Novel:  Fool Me Once. Now, I have completed book 2: Enter Eternity!!!  Go me!

Honey Boudreaux’s Books

Fool Me Once

Foolme[1]Being a Dreamer has its perks; unfortunately, Shelby is having one dream too many about people meeting their tragic end.  She is not alone. Since childhood Shelby and Tristan have been frequent characters in each other’s subconcious world but have never met, until now.


Shelby catches sight of her familiar visitor in the halls of their school and realizes he is more than just a player in her visions. She is determined to warn Tristan of his impending doom, even if it means he’ll think she is insane. Before she has an opportunity to approach him though, Tristan introduces himself and shares some unsettling news. He is also a Dreamer and it is Shelby’s lifeless body he sees in his dreams.

Shelby and Tristan should have died. What they see as a gift, Death sees as interference with fate. Despite keeping their gift hidden, one figure has taken notice. Death intends to stop them from meddling with the fate of others… permanently.

Death is now their shared nemesis. Eluding Death’s fatal designs will take vigilance, wit and the insight of their prophetic dreams. Even with the ability to see the enemy’s master plan, it may not be enough if Death throws in a twist, unless Shelby comes up with a twist of her own. Would it be enough to win round two? Sometimes you can cheat Death.

Enter Eternity

enter eternityA rogue wave, a struggling swimmer — Jillian goes to help. It could be the last thing she does… in this realm. As doctors sturggle to save her, she takes her own journey, choosing to open that door and walk through to another time. She sees herself as Hotohke’e, a Native American; getting married, raising her family, then dying from disease that was unknown to her people. On her death, she passes through more doors, more lives, struggling to hide her family from the sadistic monsters who rule over the future realm; servicing her master in one way and his children in another; as they too die. Each door reveals another skin Jillian once wore. She will experience England and France in the time of Henry the Eighth — Germany during the second world war, and even purgatory; unwillingly doing the will of a supreme commander. Will she linger too long at one of these lives or is she off to find a new one to live?

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Fool Me Once at http://www.amazon.com/Honey-Boudreaux/e/B00IY34J8O/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Enter Eternity will be released on May 26

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