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Please Welcome Karen King as she shares her New Release with Us!

 Hello everyone! I hope all is well with you! I’ve got Karen King here today and she’s talking about her new release! Let’s give her a warm welcome as we learn more about Karen and her new book!

Author blurb

Karen King has had over one hundred and twenty children’s books published by mainstream publishers such as Walker, Scholastic, Harper Collins and Macmillan. She’s written for many children’s magazines too including Sindy, Barbie, Winnie the Pooh and Thomas the Tank Engine. She writes for all ages and in all genres; story books, picture books, plays, joke books, non-fiction and YA.

 

Links

Website: www.karenking.net

Author Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn&__adt=7&__att=iframe#!/KarenKingAuthor

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/dashboard

Twitter: @karen_king

Pinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/karenkingauthor/

 

Author F&Qs

How did you get started writing?

I’ve always written. I had my first poem published when I was 11. I started my writing career with Jackie magazine, writing articles and photo stories.

Are you a Plotter or a Pantser?

It depends whether I’m writing to a commission or not. If I’m commissioned I have to plot as I have to send a synopsis and the first couple of chapters to my editor. If I’m not writing to a commission I work out the basic outline of my story then write ‘by the seat of my pants.’

Are you most productive in the morning or evening?

Morning. Often I get out of bed and start writing straight away. I’m full of ideas in the morning.

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Tag Line

Should Aluna betray her father to save the world?

 

Blurb

Aluna’s father is the Master Wizard of the Katalan. On her thirteenth birthday she is initiated into the coven and swears allegiance to her clan. Then she has a vision about the mother she has never known and a gold sceptre with an eagle’s head handle.

She discovers that the mysterious new girl, Raffie, who appeared out of nowhere is looking for the same sceptre. Aluna hopes the sceptre will lead her to her mother so swears an oath of friendship with Raffie, pledging to find it together only to discover that Raffie is Angleyt. They are sworn enemies.

Aluna’s father is looking for the sceptre too, as are the evil Bygnorim.  Will Aluna really betray her father? What dreadful secret is he hiding about her mother? Aluna and Raffie face terrible danger in their quest. Are their combined powers strong enough or will Darke Magyck win?

 

Extract

Something woke Aluna in the middle of the night. She snuggled under the bedcovers trying to get back to sleep, but a niggling in her head told her something was wrong. She crept out of her room and out into the hall. She heard loud voices coming from downstairs.

She crept to the top of the stairs and peered down. Her father and Wizard Tal were standing in the hallway. Their voices were raised, but Aluna couldn’t hear what they were saying. She crept down the stairs, sitting down just before the bend so she could hear them but not be seen.

“You can’t do this, Sebastian,” she could hear the quiver in Tal’s voice. “It’s too dangerous. You can’t meddle with forces like this.”

“I’ll do whatever it takes to find the sceptre. And no one will stop me.”

She crept down further and peered through the gaps in the rails. Tal looked terrified. “How long have you been dabbling in this? Did Kristen know?” Tal said. Aluna saw a look of horror come over his face. “Is that why she disappeared. What did you do to her?”

Aluna put her hand over her mouth to stifle a scream. Had her father hurt her mother?

She gasped she saw her father point his wand at Tal and mutter something. Tal screamed and put his hand to his throat. He opened his mouth but no words came out.  “At the moment you’ve just lost your voice,” her father said. “Go against me and you will lose your life.”

Aluna listened in horror as Tal scuttled off down the stairs. A few seconds later she heard her father walk back into his study and close the door behind him.

She stood up, shaking. She had never heard her father so angry. And to strike Tal, a dear friend, dumb like that. It was awful. Her head spun with questions.

Why was her father so angry?

What was Tal warning him about and what did he mean when he said he would do anything to find the sceptre. Why was it so important to him? What did he intend to do with it?

A chill ran through her as she remembered the look on her father’s face when he cast the spell on Tal. He’d looked almost…evil. As if he didn’t care what he did to anyone as long as he found the sceptre.

Had he hurt her mother? Is that why she’d left and never come back?

 

 

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Blog Tour for “The Starlight Chronicles!”

Hello everyone! I hope all is well with you! I’m doing a Virtual Tour for “The Starlight Chronicles” and I’m giving away a Ten Dollar Amazon Gift Card to people who enter the rafflecopter! Listed below are the stops and the dates! Stop on by and learn about me and this great new series that I’m proud of! 🙂

TheStarlightChroniclesBox1400x2100Lark Singer is seventeen years old and already on the way to a brilliant music career. But as she and her band, Starlight, gear up for a competition, life seems to be throwing her a few curve balls. The mysteries of her past seem to be unraveling, and she’s no longer certain she wants to know those answers or how knowing about her past will affect her difficult relationship with her mother. And when her best friend, Bean, changes things between them, all her plans for a musical future are placed in jeopardy. How can she balance her complicated personal life to keep her musical goals on track?

BOX SET CONTAINS ALL THREE BOOKS IN THE STARLIGHT SERIES:
Gideon Lee
Lark Singer
Starlight

Here’s the schedule:

October 27: Independent Authors
November 3: Welcome to My World of Dreams
November 10: The Reading Addict
November 17: Rogues Angels
November 24: BooksChatter
December 1: Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews
December 8: Archaeolibrarian – I dig good books!
December 15: Cover2Cover 

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Please Welcome Mary Ball as she shares her new release with us!

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Redemption in Big Fork Lake

Can he be forgiven? Only after Robert Turner hurts a woman does he realize how much of a hold alcohol has on his life. For Robert, a chance meeting with an Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor offers hope. A new devotion to the Lord and a relationship with Belle McBride gives him expectations for a better future. His life appears to be on the right track, until he comes full circle with his past and faces the one mistake that haunts him daily. Can forgiveness-free Robert? Or will heartache drive him to return to the life he once had?
PUBLISHED BY PRISM BOOK GROUP

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Redemption-Fork-Lake-Mary-Ball/dp/1503267962/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Barnes Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/redemption-in-big-fork-lake-mary-l-ball/1120795836?ean=9781503267961

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Mary L. Ball is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives in North Carolina and writes about real-life problems, blended with romance or mystery.

Her novels include, Escape to Big Fork Lake, Stone of Destiny, Postmarked Ever After, Christmas at Angel Ranch and Redemption in Big Fork Lake.  She is also a contributing author of 21 Stories of Faith.

When Mary is not working on her latest story, she enjoys fishing, reading, and singing with her husband at church functions.

Readers can connect with her on Face Book and Twitter. https://twitter.com/inspires4mary

https://www.facebook.com/authorMaryL.Ball

Watch for Mary’s new release, Sparks of Love tentatively scheduled for summer 2016.

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Please Welcome Felicia Rogers and her New Release!

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you! I’ve got Felicia Rogers here today and she’s sharing her new release with us. Check it out!

The Key, Secret Defenders, Book 1

The Key smallEveryone else has fun in high school, but not Maddie Clevenger, the senior year’s dork. Orphaned and living with her grandmother in the nowhere town of Coal Creek, she keeps her head down, her hair over her eyes, and herself as far away from the cheerleaders as possible… until she bumps into the cute new guy and he literally sends an electrical shock up her arm. Is it possible for a dork to fall in love at first jolt?

Air Force brat Chase Donovan has moved from town to town forever, but now Dad’s retired and promising they’ll stay put for a while, so maybe he can get to know some of the Coal Creek girls. He couldn’t care less about the cheerleaders, but there’s something so vulnerable about Maddie, the shy girl with the beautiful jade eyes. Chase just knows taking care of her is his calling in life… but when bizarre, murderous flying monsters begin stalking her, he wonders if he is the key to solving her problem, and what it will cost him to protect her.

Available on Sept. 30th!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015I6KL6I

Excerpt:

“What’s wrong with you?” asked Stephanie.

Marley lifted her shaky finger. “Th-that ain’t natural.”

Maddie gritted her teeth. It wasn’t natural that someone would want to walk with her? Oh, one of these days Stephanie and her crew would go too far. Stephanie stared at Chase and Maddie as they passed by. “What’s happening this week? Is it the coming of the apocalypse or something?”

That’s him,” whispered Marley, loud enough for everyone in the room to hear.

“Him, who?”

“The other new guy.” Stephanie groaned.

Maddie would’ve smiled if she hadn’t been distracted, but Dougal sat in her seat again. She stiffened as she prepared to approach.

Maybe Chase sensed her discomfort, because he leaned down and whispered in her ear, his cool breath tickling her neck and sending shivers along her spine. “Is that your seat?” She nodded. “Do you want me to say something?”

Grateful, she shook her head.

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The Key, Secret Defenders, is a contemporary YA paranormal romance.

Buy links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015I6KL6I

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/key-felicia-rogers/1100076666?ean=2940150894846

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/578255

Here’s the author Felicia Rogers!

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The Starlight Chronicles in a Boxed Set for $.99! Check it out!

Hello everyone! I hope all is well with you! I just wanted to let you know that “The Starlight Chronicles is now a boxed set! You can get all three books for $.99!

TheStarlightChroniclesBox1400x2100Lark Singer is seventeen years old and already on the way to a brilliant music career. But as she and her band, Starlight, gear up for a competition, life seems to be throwing her a few curve balls. The mysteries of her past seem to be unraveling, and she’s no longer certain she wants to know those answers or how knowing about her past will affect her difficult relationship with her mother. And when her best friend, Bean, changes things between them, all her plans for a musical future are placed in jeopardy. How can she balance her complicated personal life to keep her musical goals on track?

BOX SET CONTAINS ALL THREE BOOKS IN THE STARLIGHT SERIES:
Gideon Lee
Lark Singer
Starlight

Here’s the link: The Starlight Chronicles