Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Meet the Authors!

I invite my author (and aspiring author) pals to post here in comments. Post a short blurb and "elevator pitch" about your books along with links on where to purchase.

I hope that those publications who are seeking submissions will also post. Maybe you can make a match with one of the authors here!

I'm going to indulge in some shameless self-promotion as well.

Dellani Oakes is a Florida author who loves to stay home and write. Her first published novel, "Indian Summer", is an historical romance set in St. Augustine, Florida in 1739. Full of spies, intrigue, unrequited love and passion, the novel is available at www.Amazon.com, www.Smashwords.com, www.BN.com and www.secondwindpublishing.com

My second novel, "Lone Wolf" is a sci-fi adventure romance. Explore space with Wil VanLipsig and Matilda Dulac as they track down the villainous John Riley! Also available at www.Amazon.com, www.Smashwords.com, www.BN.com and www.secondwindpublishing.com


Jayne Ormerod... said...

Thanks, Dellani! I'm going to check out INDIAN SUMMER.

Now my shameless self-promotion:

What do a third-grade science teacher and a small-town socialite know about tracking down a killer? It's what they don't know that gets them in trouble. Read about their adventure in the soon-to-be-released cozy mystery THE BLOND LEADING THE BLOND, from Avalon Books. More information about the book and the author can be found at http://www.jayneormerod.com

Dellani Oakes said...

Jane, sounds awesome!

lionmother said...

Dellani, my book is coming out September 16th.

Carolyn Samuels’ freshman year becomes a series of lies to cover Jennifer Taylor’s terrible secret in return for popularity. IF I COULD BE LIKE JENNIFER TAYLOR is a YA book from MuseItUp Publishing. You can find out more information about the author and the book at:

The Muse Bookstore under Coming Soon, September, September 16th.

Thank you for this opportunity, Dellani.

Jayne, you are going to love Indian Summer. I did.:)

Meg Mims said...

For something completely different! A western historical suspense - "True Grit" on the Iron Horse! When 19-year-old Lily Granville's father is murdered, she is determined to track the killer but soon discovers she is no longer the hunter, but the prey.

Check out Double Crossing, available now from Astraea Press, Amazon and B&N.

Beth Elliott said...

Thank you Dellani. My latest story is set in Brighton. It's called 'The Rake's Challenge'

Suppose you were one of Regency London's most notorious rakes; drinking, gambling, racing, having your pick of exquisite women and all to excess, when and where you wish....but then you chance upon an innocent girl being molested by a pair of drunken young bloods? She has no one else to help her, so you have to advise her - and dammit!! - rescue her - not once but time after time. The chit has her own outrageous ideas of living a life of adventure, but she always ends up in trouble. Can't have that, by Thunder! Can it be that you have a spark of decency in you? That shocks you so much it takes a bottle of brandy to drown the idea. But you can't abandon your protegee...not when your mistress is out to ruin her and the Prince Regent has a lascivious eye on her.


Dellani Oakes said...

Beth, Meg & Barbara, your books sound great too! Good luck with sales!

ptbertram said...

Dellani, you know about my books, but I'm posting the blurbs anyway.

Light Bringer: Becka Johnson had been abandoned on the doorstep of a remote cabin in Chalcedony, Colorado when she was a baby. Now, thirty-seven years later, she has returned to Chalcedony to discover her identity, but she only finds more questions. Who has been looking for her all those years? Why are those same people interested in fellow newcomer Philip Hansen? Who is Philip, and why does her body sing in harmony with his? And what do either of them have to do with a shadow corporation that once operated a secret underground installation in the area?

Daughter Am I: When twenty-five-year-old Mary Stuart learns she inherited a farm from her recently murdered grandparents-grandparents her father claimed had died before she was born-she becomes obsessed with finding out who they were and why someone wanted them dead. Along the way she accumulates a crew of feisty octogenarians-former gangsters and friends of her grandfather. She meets and falls in love Tim Olson, whose grandfather shared a deadly secret with her great-grandfather. Now Mary and Tim need to stay one step ahead of the killer who is desperate to dig up that secret.

More Deaths Than One: Bob Stark returns to Denver after 18 years in Southeast Asia to discover that the mother he buried before he left is dead again. He attends her new funeral and sees . . . himself. Is his other self a hoaxer, or is something more sinister going on? And why are two men who appear to be government agents hunting for him? With the help of Kerry Casillas, a baffling young woman Bob meets in a coffee shop, he uncovers the unimaginable truth.

A Spark of Heavenly Fire: In quarantined Colorado, where hundreds of thousands of people are dying from an unstoppable disease called the red death, insomniac Kate Cummings struggles to find the courage to live and to love. Investigative reporter Greg Pullman, is determined to discover who unleashed the deadly organism and why they did it, until the cost — Kate’s life — becomes more than he can pay.

Karen Dales said...

Wow! Thank you!

From the highly acclaimed Award Winning Author, Karen Dales' "The Chosen Chronicles" tells the story of the Angel of Death from his origins in "Changeling: Prelude to the Chosen Chronicles" to the mystery he must solve or see those he loves destroyed in "Angel of Death: Book One of the Chosen Chronicles" (Siren Award for Best Book 2010) to his fall from grace and into the hands of his enemies in "Shadow of Death: Book Two of the Chosen Chronicles" (Sizzling Hot Book of the Month - August)see what even National Best Selling authors such as Michelle Rowan are raving about and reviewers on the edge of a break down!

"A dark and gripping tale by a true mistress of supernatural fiction. Karen Dales brings fresh blood to the vampire genre.”
—Michelle Rowen, National Bestselling Author

...takes you on a nail biting ride ... That never slows down and is as exciting on the first page as it is on the last...
Ms. Dales I can only say one thing ... and that is WOW!
You have left me in suspense and teetering on the edge of a nervous breakdown!" (5 Stars)
- Sizzling Hot Books

"The Chosen Chronicles" are available through the following retailers:
Amazon - http://tinyurl.com/TheChosenChroniclesonAmazon
Barnes and Noble - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/karen-dales
Smashwords - http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/KarenDales

Signed copies can be purchased through Dark Dragon Publishing - http://darkdragonpublishing.com/books.html

Vada and Joe said...

Thanks, Dellani, for this opportunity.

Vada M. Wolter, author and photographer, writes from her Texas home. She and her Illinois writing partner, Joseph A. Zapalac, have four published books.

The first two are poetry: "Reflections:Memories Past" and "Ribbons and Roses." The next two are short stories: "Rockin Chair Cowboys" and "Treasured Memories." All available at www.amazon.com.

Her first novel, "The Caregiver's Story," is a memoir of struggle and survival. It describes the personal challenges that groomed her for the role as a caregiver for my dementia mother.

One will be inspired to learn that when you feel the heat from the challenges in life...God has His eye on you.

More information about this author, this and her other books, can be found at www.amazon.com, www.outskirtspress.com, and www.barnesandnoble.com

Catherine Cavendish said...

Thank you for this great opportunity, Dellani.

Now I'm adding my shameless self-promotion:

As soon as Lydia sees Goose Green Farm, she knows something’s wrong. Why would John bring her to a derelict farmhouse miles from anywhere in the middle of the Yorkshire Moors? Refusing her pleas to go home, she can see that something is happening to him. As they enter the house, he is possessed by a sinister presence that draws him to it and threatens his very existence. A terrified Lydia knows she will have to do whatever she can to rescue him from the clutches of a spirit, hell-bent on revenge.

'In My Lady's Chamber' is a short story published by Etopia Press (www.etopia-press.net) and is also available from Amazon on Kindle. More information about me, my forthcoming publications and my interests can be found on my blog www.catherinecavendish.com. I am also happy to trade interviews!

Sheila Deeth said...

My ebook's coming out this weekend (I think) with Gypsy Shadow Publishing.

Shameless self-promotion (with thanks):

When Megan's first pregnancy miscarries, it turns into the beginning of a curious relationship between grieving mother and an unborn child who hovers between ghost and angel. http://gypsyshadow.com/SheilaDeeth.html

Thank you for this chance Dellani. My other ebooks (also with Gypsy Shadow) are:

Refracted: The story of a man lost in time who can't remember what he's searching for.

Black Widow: Queen Boudicca's sister is haunted by a blue-painted man and the Holy Grail in Roman Britain.

Dellani Oakes said...

All your books sound great. Sheila, congratulations on your book coming out! What a wonderful feeling.

I hope to read all these sometime. I've got a stack on my table nearly 10 inches high of books I'm going to read for reviews. However, I will eventually get these read too!

Jim Wawro said...

Great idea, Dellani, to provide a space for authors to post about their work. Here, with thanks, is mine:

Jim Wawro, author, (Ask Your Inner Voice), executive coach, and former senior partner in a 1400-lawyer firm, discovered while trying cases that some people have learned the secret to actively calling on intuition whenever they need it. Through the telling of more than 80 true inner voice stories, Ask Your Inner Voice reveals the proven methods used by history’s greats and regular people alive today for actively tapping into the wisdom that resides within you. Learn more at www.ActivateIntuition.com.

Ken Weene said...

When the world is mad, where do you seek sanctuary? Memoirs From the Asylum is waiting for you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGyl0JMTEJ4

Ken Weene said...

There is a world of difference between faith and religion. Follow Mary Flanagan as she learns the difference in Widow's Walk http://vidego.multicastmedia.com/player.php?p=wbgzb2yk

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