Book Tour: The Legend of the Lost Rose by Daniel L Rappaport

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CoverTitle: The Legend of the Lost Rose

Author: Daniel L Rappaport

Release Date: Nov 19, 2013

Publisher: North Hamilton Press

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The Legend of the Lost Rose features exciting full touch screen animations, and links to fun merchandise items that make you a part of the story! This is an awesome fantasy novel for teens and tweens. “In a time and place apart from our own there is a dying planet governed by the rules of Magick. The mysterious rose perched atop the northernmost mountain is dying with the planet; if it dies, the whole world will fall into darkness.

A young flying frog called Spark spends his days creating beautiful paintings in his cozy underground home. After a while, he can no longer ignore the looming changes coming to his land.

With fewer flies to eat each day, Spark musters the courage to open his eyes and see the true nature of the destruction ravaging his beloved planet. Under the watchful eyes of the greedy, dragon-like Apovil creature, Spark decides to seek advice from Iris Buttergrow, the oldest and wisest faery in the land. After the faery Iris Buttergrow reveals the shocking truth behind the impending doom of his planet, Spark embarks on a journey to save the Lost Rose.

Spark crosses vast deserts full of holes and dried seabeds parched by the calamity are just examples of the destruction.

On the way he must find the only Magick in the world that can save the planet…the rare blue Pixie Dust. However, Spark’s journey isn’t just about traveling miles.

In fact, the key to the planet’s survival is not outside of Spark, but within him.

Will he find the hidden strength within himself before it’s too late?

If he fails, the entire Magickal world will fall into decay and be lost forever.

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 ~ About the Author ~

daniel_rappaportMr. Rappaport has over 25 years of digital media experience. He has worked on projects for such high profile studios as Pazzaria Productions, and FOX. He is the recipient of the Leica Photographie International Master Shot Gallery Acceptance, as well as worked on the film Wild, that went on to receive two Academy Award Nominations.

After spending many years in the entertainment industry,

Mr. Rappaport is well positioned to grow Pazzaria Productions into an international brand staple and a household name.

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20735663Title: Spark the Flying Frog

Series: Prequel

Release Date: 5 Aug 2013

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Summary: 

Spark the Flying Frog – The Epic Prequel to Daniel L Rappaport’s The Legend of the Lost Rose

It features the dynamic birth of adorable, little flying Spark, introduces his parents Hexeba, former queen of the faeries, and Michigan, the bold frog.

They go into town to purchase a hand made crib from an underhanded wood carver.

Spark the Flying Frog introduces many of the characters featured in The Legend of the Lost Rose.

Enjoy the following, engaging excerpt from the town crier :

DING. DANG. DING. DANG. went his bell.

“THE APOVIL STRIKES AGAIN! ANOTHER 1,000 DEAD IN THE SOUTHERNMOST PART OF FERRICE! WHO’S TO BLAME? THE WIZARD COVEN? THE LOST ROSE? YOU? ME? NO ONE KNOWS! THE KING DOG NAMED PRINCE RECOMMENDS THAT EVERYBODY PROTECT THEMSELVES AS BEST THAT THEY CAN! BUY EXTRA FOOD AND WATER FOR STORAGE! REINFORCE YOUR HOUSE WITH WHATEVER MAGICK YOU CAN FIND! FARE WELL AND BLESSED BE!”

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Cover Reveal: Twelve and a Half Hearts by Ian Cahill

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Title: Twelve and a Half Hearts

Author: Ian Cahill

Release Date: 6 September 2016

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Sue Anderson is a bright young valedictorian, well on her way to achieving a dream of becoming a news anchor. When her fast track to success is derailed by the revelation she has heart disease, everything is put on hold and she is forced to leave school and return home. Sue, hell-bent on not giving up on her career, makes the difficult choice of shutting off her love life and fighting the disease alone. She won’t allow someone else to feel the massive grief and anguish of loving the someone they love.

Told through the eyes of twelve characters who help to define who she is along the way, Sue moves through her twenties and thirties, pushing her heart to the limit with friends, jobs, roommates, hospital stays, tattoos and a memorable one-night-stand. Ultimately, she discovers life is about more than just surviving. And maybe the love she so earnestly rejects can’t be held at bay, even under the most unfortunate of circumstances.

~ About the Author ~

Ian Cahill is an author and speaker currently living in the Midwest, where he makes his home near Kansas City with his beautiful wife and two daughters. He writes self-proclaimed “slice of life” fiction as well as exploring a variety of genres from sci-fi to romance. You can find him enjoying the simple pleasures of life: reading, writing, baseball and libations.

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Release Day Blitz: Sinister Acts by Kaiden Klein

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Author: Kaiden Klein

Series: The Psychic and the Priest #3

Release Date: 28 June 2016

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Summary: 

The tables are turned in this thrilling 3rd installment as a frantic Asha has to now find Annie who has disappeared without a trace. More unpredictable and shocking secrets uncovered from Annie’s past provide clues and set Asha on a dangerous mission that he may or may not survive. Loyalties are tested and allegiances are questioned as Asha stops at nothing to find his beloved soulmate.

~ Except ~

Annie was gone; not just from beside him but from his spiritual reach. The only trace of her ever existing was the hole in the pit of his stomach and his aching heart. For as long as he could remember, he’d always been able to sense her presence, but the feeling was no longer there. His emotions ran wild as he tried desperately to remain calm and clearheaded.

Should he go off to search for her or wait there on the lake? Where the hell was she? He knew in his gut she wasn’t coming back but he searched anyway. Giving up, he made a decision; he’d check her shop, the Serene, and her place, but he couldn’t imagine her leaving without him.

She was a witch, though; one just coming into her powers. Quite possibly, she didn’t know her own capabilities and somehow caused herself to disappear. However, this was highly unlikely, considering it was Annie; very controlled and very disciplined Annie.

The other possibility was that someone had taken her. But if that was the case, he thought he’d have heard something, especially if Annie had put up a fight; and she would have.

Asha drove on automatic, hitting a traffic snarl on the far east side of the lake. God, not today when he needed to get somewhere fast. What the hell? There was never traffic here. Some sort of commotion up ahead; horns blaring, and sirens wailing, interspersed with loud shouts reached his ears. After sitting for about five minutes, he placed the car in park and got out to take a closer look. He stopped a jogger who had passed the scene and was still looking back.

“Excuse me, sir, do you know what’s going on?”

Continuing to run in place, he turned to face Asha. “I’m not sure. Something about a woman going into the water naked. They think she drowned.”

Everything around Asha no longer existed. The guy continued to speak as Asha took off running, suspecting it was Annie.

From a distance someone was being carried out of the water.

“Annie, Annie!” he shouted.

The woman’s head dangled across her carriers’ arms as he strode off, carrying her to the Life Flight helicopter on standby.

Breathing heavily, Asha picked up speed. He was still at a distance, though, and from the top of his lungs, he yelled out again.

“Annie!”

He made it there just in time. One of the EMT crew members blocked his way as he fought to get near the woman lying on the gurney.

“Please, I need to see her.” Pushing his way through, he gasped, falling to his knees as he got a glimpse of the lifeless body, lying stiffly.

A bystander pulled him out of the way as the Life Flight pilot prepared for takeoff. 

~ About the Author ~

Kaiden Klein enjoys writing and keeping her fans updated as characters develop, even behind the scenes. She loves creating complex characters whose lives are filled with drama, and a great deal of time is put into developing her characters, including the ones who seem to go in their own direction.

Kaiden also writes compelling mystery, suspense, crime, and contemporary romance stories under the pen name Eva Winters. Although her works are fiction, some of her stories may be based on actual events. Her stories will go beyond entertaining you; they’ll leave you wanting more.

You can find out more about the author @

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Title: Kindred Souls

Series: The Psychic and the Priest #1

Release Date: 24 May 2016

Publisher: Self-published

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Summary: 

Raised in a church orphanage, Annie never knew her parents or where she was from, nor did she know who or what she was – only that Father Francis would always tell her she was special…never did she dream he meant it literally.

Annie can read minds, connect with the dead, and even see the future, but the only clues to her own past are vivid sensual dreams about a mysterious and alluring man. When this familiar stranger (The Priest) suddenly appears in her downtown shop, Annie not only discovers their inexplicable connection is extremely powerful, but he also becomes the key to unlocking her complicated past and uncertain future.

Will Annie and Asha be able to fulfill their fated destiny, or will the challenges ahead be too much to bear, leading to their ultimate demise? There’s no doubt, the choices made will be life-changing.

 

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Title: Archfiend Kinship

Series: The Psychic and The Priest #2

Release Date: 14 June 2016

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Summary: 

Annie continues to unravel painful truths of her past while discovering she’s even more powerful than she could have ever imagined. Although, even with her newfound abilities, her intense love and insatiable desire for Asha is her weakness, yet he is also her strength.

Asha took a vow to serve God. But, since discovering Annie was more than a dream, a deeper destiny unveils itself, and he’s forced to re-evaluate his choices. Making the right decision won’t come easy.

However, hidden truths and new found strengths, have brought this unlikely pair together, and together Annie and Asha are a powerful duo. But will their magic be enough to take on an evil seeking vengeance and a mother who wants the power to control all that exist? Both threats willing to do anything to get what they want, even if it means making a deal with the devil himself.

Annie is forced to choose, risking her life to save Asha, or risking his life to protect all those who now depend on her.

Join Annie and Asha in part two of this action-packed paranormal adventure filled with steamy scenes and supernatural twists at every turn.

 

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Title: Arms of Danger

Release Date: 16 February 2016

Publisher: InPrint Publishing

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A Thrilling Story of Life After Death

12,000 word Short Story Standalone
More Books to Come under Destined Guardians

After having been granted a second chance following her untimely demise in her former life, Helena has dedicated herself to protecting humans. Haunted by revelations from her past life, Helena is torn between the life she’s dedicated herself to and to those she left behind. Her dedication to humankind has afforded her the opportunity to learn a great deal about the evil that exists in the world, but nothing could prepare her for the newest threat.

Betrayed by Barak, the leading commander of their municipal’s army, Helena must defend the community against the new bloods, treacherous vampires, bent on overthrowing the king and taking control of the monarch. But doing so will not come without risk, especially since she’s sleeping with the enemy who knows her deepest secrets.

A future of violence and enslavement gets closer and closer to becoming a reality in the presently peaceful town.

With the threat growing, Helena finds herself facing a different challenge. The promise of love enters her life, but in order to fully embrace it, she must save the people of Wyden first.

Will Helena be able to save the ones she’s dedicated her life to protecting or will greed win by using her secrets against her?

This is a story of greed, lies, lust, and betrayal.

A standalone paranormal romance story about guardians and vampires.

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Book Blitz: Archfiend Kinship by Kaiden Klein

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Title: Archfiend Kinship

Author: Kaiden Klein

Series: The Psychic and The Priest #2

Release Date: 14 June 2016

Publisher: 

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Summary: 

Annie continues to unravel painful truths of her past while discovering she’s even more powerful than she could have ever imagined. Although, even with her newfound abilities, her intense love and insatiable desire for Asha is her weakness, yet he is also her strength.

Asha took a vow to serve God. But, since discovering Annie was more than a dream, a deeper destiny unveils itself, and he’s forced to re-evaluate his choices. Making the right decision won’t come easy.

However, hidden truths and new found strengths, have brought this unlikely pair together, and together Annie and Asha are a powerful duo. But will their magic be enough to take on an evil seeking vengeance and a mother who wants the power to control all that exist? Both threats willing to do anything to get what they want, even if it means making a deal with the devil himself.

Annie is forced to choose, risking her life to save Asha, or risking his life to protect all those who now depend on her.

Join Annie and Asha in part two of this action-packed paranormal adventure filled with steamy scenes and supernatural twists at every turn.

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~ Except ~

“Oh my god. Asha!”

Annie peeked through a window of the old run down building. Asha was in the center of a magic pentagram, tied up to a pole. Lucinda stood in front of it with her hands in the air, reciting some type of chant.

There were four large canine shifters stationed at each corner. Up until now, she hadn’t considered a plan but she was sure emotions were the key to unleashing her power. It was how she’d gotten away from Zury.

Asha’s eyes were barely open and sweat ran down his face as his head shifted in one direction and then the other. She was sure Lucinda’s chant had everything to do with his current state.

Sensing someone was coming up behind her, she quickly turned around, pushing her hands forward, Bison fell to the ground.

“Bison, I’m so sorry.” Annie reached down to help him up. “I’ve only somewhat figured out how my powers work.”

“Wow.” Bison rose to his feet, shaking off the shock of being knocked to the ground without warning.

“I told you not to come.”

“You did. So, what’s the plan?”

“I’m not sure but I’m going in.”

“If you’re going, so am I.” Bison followed closely behind Annie who refused to allow him to lead the way.

They walked around to the side.

“No!” Asha hollered out in pain.

Once again, Annie’s powers were triggered by emotion. This time, it was Asha’s pain. Their surroundings began to shake as the door flung open.

Lucinda quickly turned, giving off a wicked smirk.

The canine shifters swiftly leaped, approaching the open door where Annie and Bison stood. Bison jumped in front of Annie with his bow in hand.

“I knew you’d come.” Lucinda stood in front of Asha, addressing Annie.

“Let him go.”

“I’ll trade his life for yours.”

“He’s your son, Lucinda.”

“Yes and he’s the love of your life. I’m doing what you can’t do. You’re so blinded by emotions; you’re willing to sacrifice the lives of your people to save the man you love. I’m doing this for the greater good. We need Damarcus here and whether or not my people know it, they need me also. Besides, I knew you’d come to his rescue.”

Had Asha saved her life only so his could be taken and by his own mother? No…this couldn’t be the way things were supposed to end. They were to take on this challenge together.

Was Lucinda right? Perhaps her feelings for Asha was blinding her judgment. Still, in his weakened state, he would not stand a chance against her evil doings. However, she just might.

“I’ll give you my life for his.”

Asha moaned, expressing his disapproval of what Annie was willing to do. He was barely able to get out no in between his groans.

“You’re all I’ve ever wanted. Come.” She extended her hand.

“No, Annie.” Bison tried to stop her as she walked in front of him.

She stopped on the outside of the pentagram. “I’m here. Now release, Asha.”

Waving her hand, Lucinda released Asha, tossing him outside the pentagram. Bison rushed over to help him up.

“Annie, I’m not leaving without you,” mumbled Asha.

“Tell him to leave or I’ll kill him.”

“Please, Bison, just take Asha and leave.”

The pentagram had debilitated him, but Asha was now coming around.

“No, Bison. Leave me, not Annie.” Asha struggled to get the words out as he put up some resistance, making it nearly impossible for Bison to move him.

As Asha became more coherent, Bison gave up the struggle. Asha managed to stand up, turning to face Lucinda.

“Lucinda, let Annie go.”

Infuriated by his attempts to stop her, with a simple glance, she motioned the canines to attack.

“Here.” Bison tossed Asha the blade given to him by Annie.

All four shifters attacked at once. Two on Asha and two on Bison. Asha aimed the knife at one, putting him down. Bison’s bow struck one in the heart before it could attack him. Another shifter knocked him to the ground, biting into his flesh.

“Enough.” The sound of Annie’s voice roared through the air. It caused a loud, brutal, ringing noise that sent the other two canines running.

Asha turned to Annie, stunned at the affect she’d had on them.

“You can’t stop me,” screeched Lucinda as she seized Annie and they elevated into the air. The windows started to rattle as the room vibrated with great force, making the roof partially collapse, narrowing missing them all.

Annie looked up. “Vadik!”

“Let her go, Lucinda.”

“I won’t.”

Vadik descended from the air, stopping at eye level with Lucinda.

An injured Bison and Asha stood off to the side, looking at the three of them levitating in the air.

“Annie, I need you to focus your energy on breaking free. You can do it. You’ve accessed it before, and I need you to do so now,” said Asha firmly.

Annie wasn’t able to, no matter how hard she tried.

Vadik turned to Asha, raising his hands palm up. Asha fell to the ground. His skin tightened, like a blood pressure cuff, causing his veins to bulge from the inflicted pain.

“No. Stop!” Annie yelled, her anger, enabling her to free herself from Lucinda’s grip. Falling to the floor, she quickly ran over to Asha as Vadik seized Lucinda. The two went through the open roof, leaving Bison, Asha, and Annie behind in the abandoned building.

 

 ~ About the Author ~

Kaiden Klein enjoys writing and keeping her fans updated as characters develop, even behind the scenes. She loves creating complex characters whose lives are filled with drama, and a great deal of time is put into developing her characters, including the ones who seem to go in their own direction.

Kaiden also writes compelling mystery, suspense, crime, and contemporary romance stories under the pen name Eva Winters. Although her works are fiction, some of her stories may be based on actual events. Her stories will go beyond entertaining you; they’ll leave you wanting more.

You can find out more about the author @

Website | Amazon | Goodreads

~ Other Books by this Author ~ 

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Title: Kindred Souls

Series: The Psychic and the Priest #1

Release Date: 24 May 2016

Publisher: Self-published

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Summary: 

Raised in a church orphanage, Annie never knew her parents or where she was from, nor did she know who or what she was – only that Father Francis would always tell her she was special…never did she dream he meant it literally.

Annie can read minds, connect with the dead, and even see the future, but the only clues to her own past are vivid sensual dreams about a mysterious and alluring man. When this familiar stranger (The Priest) suddenly appears in her downtown shop, Annie not only discovers their inexplicable connection is extremely powerful, but he also becomes the key to unlocking her complicated past and uncertain future.

Will Annie and Asha be able to fulfill their fated destiny, or will the challenges ahead be too much to bear, leading to their ultimate demise? There’s no doubt, the choices made will be life-changing.

 

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Title: Arms of Danger

Release Date: 16 February 2016

Publisher: InPrint Publishing

Goodreads | Amazon 

Summary: 

A Thrilling Story of Life After Death

12,000 word Short Story Standalone
More Books to Come under Destined Guardians

After having been granted a second chance following her untimely demise in her former life, Helena has dedicated herself to protecting humans. Haunted by revelations from her past life, Helena is torn between the life she’s dedicated herself to and to those she left behind. Her dedication to humankind has afforded her the opportunity to learn a great deal about the evil that exists in the world, but nothing could prepare her for the newest threat.

Betrayed by Barak, the leading commander of their municipal’s army, Helena must defend the community against the new bloods, treacherous vampires, bent on overthrowing the king and taking control of the monarch. But doing so will not come without risk, especially since she’s sleeping with the enemy who knows her deepest secrets.

A future of violence and enslavement gets closer and closer to becoming a reality in the presently peaceful town.

With the threat growing, Helena finds herself facing a different challenge. The promise of love enters her life, but in order to fully embrace it, she must save the people of Wyden first.

Will Helena be able to save the ones she’s dedicated her life to protecting or will greed win by using her secrets against her?

This is a story of greed, lies, lust, and betrayal.

A standalone paranormal romance story about guardians and vampires.

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Release Day Blitz: Kindred Souls by Kaiden Klein (The Psychic and The Priest #1)

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Title: Kindred Souls

Author: Kaiden Klein

Release Date: 24 May 2016

Publisher: Self-published

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Summary: 

Raised in a church orphanage, Annie never knew her parents or where she was from, nor did she know who or what she was – only that Father Francis would always tell her she was special…never did she dream he meant it literally.

Annie can read minds, connect with the dead, and even see the future, but the only clues to her own past are vivid sensual dreams about a mysterious and alluring man. When this familiar stranger (The Priest) suddenly appears in her downtown shop, Annie not only discovers their inexplicable connection is extremely powerful, but he also becomes the key to unlocking her complicated past and uncertain future.

Will Annie and Asha be able to fulfill their fated destiny, or will the challenges ahead be too much to bear, leading to their ultimate demise? There’s no doubt, the choices made will be life-changing.

~ Except ~

It was Mardi Gras in New Orleans and Annie stood in the doorway of her tiny shop located in the French Quarter on Bourbon Street. With the bounty of festivities and tourists in town, this time of the year was plenty busy for her. It even surprised her she’d had a free moment. She watched at a distance as the masked crowd roamed the streets until the late hours drinking, partying, dancing, and ranting loudly. She had to admit, she was rather jealous. She’d never be able to partake in such activities, not without the impeding rush of thoughts from others overpowering her. Even though, she’d been taught control, she didn’t want to go past her limits.

Still, this was her city. She’d been born and raised here but had never really experienced all of what her town had to offer. The best thing about New Orleans was its diverse culture and signature dishes. Just like gumbo, the people were a big mixture of savory delights. It’s no wonder tourists favored the city so much.

Having free time meant wandering thoughts. She found it interesting how people wanted to resemble such evil beings as long as it was make-believe. They dressed as vampires, witches, demons, and other demonic creatures, walking the streets in denial. How would they respond to seeing an actual demon? Or knowing spirits roamed among them? The demons she’d encountered were only in her dreams, but they walked the earth as well; not in naked form, but disguised as humans.

Not all spirits were bad. As a child she’d sit in the graveyard, talking to some of the lost souls who had passed on. As her gifts developed, she was warned by the father to stay away from the cemetery, so she did. Things started to change with age. Annie seemed to be stalked by evil spirits, trying to enter from the other side which was why she no longer communicated with those who had passed on. Business had slowed down because of it, but she didn’t care. Engaging with the dead was dangerous.

She could see Mrs. Rosemary exiting her restaurant, Mama’s Cajun Cuisine, with a bag in hand. Her food was incredible. She’d never turn down a meal from her kitchen.

“Hi, Mrs. Rosemary.” She held the door open for her as she entered, laden with goodies, and placed a kiss on her cheek.

“Hey, baby. I brought you something.”

Mrs. Rosemary was such a kind soul. She’d come for a reading when her husband died some time ago. Not a mischievous thought existed within her, only the desire to help others. She had her own gift and didn’t even know it. It was the gift of motherly love. All the neighboring business owners respected and looked up to her. She was like a mother figure to Annie.

“Oh, Mrs. Rosemary, you’re spoiling me.”

“Child, please. You can stand to put some meat on those bones.”

Annie laughed at her charming and direct humor. Mrs. Rosemary always said what was on her mind, no sugar coating.

“You know I’m serious, don’t you? You’re such a pretty girl. I can’t figure out for the life of me why you walk around with that veil on your head. You’ll never get a man like that. What you need to do is let your hair down.”

“You know what, Mrs. Rosemary, you’re right.”

She’d already begun to dive into the goodies with delicious, spicy aromas Mrs. Rosemary had delivered.

“Honey, that’s the only way you gon get a man because right now, you look like a grieving widow. I’m just saying.”

Amused by her comments, Annie chuckled, wiping the corners of her mouth with a napkin. She had a point. Wearing the veil all the time probably wasn’t appealing to the opposite sex.

“This is so, so good. Thank you.”

“Oh, sweetie, you know I have to feed you. Come by if you want some more. I have plenty.”

The chimes on the door sounded. They turned to see who was entering and both seemed to be taken aback by the stranger who’d just walked in.

“Are you open for business?” he asked softly in a deep, sensual tone.

Right away, Mrs. Rosemary interjected. “Yeah, she’s open. Come on in.”

She leaned over and whispered in Annie’s ear, “Ooh-wee, he’s nice.”

“Mrs. Rosemary!”

“Now, child, don’t mind me. I’m just having fun. Here, let me take this while you tend to your customer.” She briskly cleared the area, allowing Annie to provide service to the man who’d just come in.

Annie got up and wiped off the table.

“I’m sorry about that. You can have a seat here, and I’ll be with you in a moment.”

Annie walked to the back where she met up with Mrs. Rosemary, who was busy putting away the food she’d carried over. Knowing she wouldn’t hesitate to speak her mind, Annie hurriedly turned on the water, hoping the sound would mask their conversation, as she began to wash her hands.

“Okay let me take a look at you. Here, wipe your mouth.” After dabbing the corners of her mouth, Mrs. Rosemary placed her hands on Annie’s shoulders as she thoroughly inspected her from head to toe.

Annie pulled her veil covering back over her head.

“Now you know you don’t need to be wearing no veil. Honey, that man don’t look like he lost nobody. He look like he’s looking for something. Now, I’m about to go. You okay?”

“I’m fine, thanks again for the food.”

“You’re welcome, baby.”

The two hugged and Mrs. Rosemary left.

 

 ~ About the Author ~

Kaiden Klein enjoys writing and keeping her fans updated as characters develop, even behind the scenes. She loves creating complex characters whose lives are filled with drama, and a great deal of time is put into developing her characters, including the ones who seem to go in their own direction.

Kaiden also writes compelling mystery, suspense, crime, and contemporary romance stories under the pen name Eva Winters. Although her works are fiction, some of her stories may be based on actual events. Her stories will go beyond entertaining you; they’ll leave you wanting more.

You can find out more about the author @

Website | Amazon | Goodreads

~ Other Books by this Author ~ 

30074893

Title: Arms of Danger

Release Date: 16 February 2016

Publisher: InPrint Publishing

Goodreads | Amazon 

Summary: 

A Thrilling Story of Life After Death

12,000 word Short Story Standalone
More Books to Come under Destined Guardians

After having been granted a second chance following her untimely demise in her former life, Helena has dedicated herself to protecting humans. Haunted by revelations from her past life, Helena is torn between the life she’s dedicated herself to and to those she left behind. Her dedication to humankind has afforded her the opportunity to learn a great deal about the evil that exists in the world, but nothing could prepare her for the newest threat.

Betrayed by Barak, the leading commander of their municipal’s army, Helena must defend the community against the new bloods, treacherous vampires, bent on overthrowing the king and taking control of the monarch. But doing so will not come without risk, especially since she’s sleeping with the enemy who knows her deepest secrets.

A future of violence and enslavement gets closer and closer to becoming a reality in the presently peaceful town.

With the threat growing, Helena finds herself facing a different challenge. The promise of love enters her life, but in order to fully embrace it, she must save the people of Wyden first.

Will Helena be able to save the ones she’s dedicated her life to protecting or will greed win by using her secrets against her?

This is a story of greed, lies, lust, and betrayal.

A standalone paranormal romance story about guardians and vampires.

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Book Tour: Fashion Forward by LightBurst Media

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60scoverTitle: Fashion Forward: a 1960s Fashion Coloring Book For Adults

Author/Publisher: LightBurst Media

Release Date: 26 February 2016

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Fashion Forward: a 1960s Fashion Coloring Book for Adults features 27 original fashion illustrations for you to color and enjoy. Images are printed single sided so that you can easily cut them out. Relive the fashions of 1960s including hair, accessories and outfits. Pick a page that jumps out to you and let the fun begin!

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~ About the Author ~

LightBurst Media is a publisher of unique adult coloring books. We use only original, hand-drawn art in our coloring books. Our first book, Space Dreams: Sci-Fi Adult Coloring Book Adventure, was published in December 2015. It is receiving a lot of good attention and is also a good adult coloring book for men as well as women. We have several other adult coloring books coming out in 2016. For more information about our new releases, promotions and giveaways visit us at our website at:

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~ Other Books by this Author ~

coverTitle: Space Dreams

Release Date: 12 December 2015

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Space Dreams: Sci-Fi Adult Coloring Book Adventure features 38 original sci-fi illustrations for you to color and enjoy. Images are printed single sided so that you can easily cut them out. Immerse yourself in a land where robots, portals, aliens, and beautiful space villages exist. Pick a page that jumps out to you and let the fun begin!
-38 Original hand-drawn pages, no computer generated images
-Images printed single sided
-Perfect coloring book for men and women!
-Bonus offer to get two free images from Space Dreams, inside the book

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Title: Dream Journal Diary

Author/Publisher: LightBurst Media

Release Date: 5 February 2016

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Dream Journal Diary: Write, Sketch and Color Your Dreams will guide you to record, process, sketch and interpret your dreams. The book is laid out with a two page spread for each entry. 5 coloring pages are included in the back of the book from Space Dreams: Sci-Fi Adult Coloring Book Adventure.

*Size 5×8”
*Lined areas for writing down and interpreting your dream
*Unlined sketch box on each entry you to sketch or doodle
*White paper
*Features 5 coloring pages from Space Dreams: Sci-Fi Adult Coloring Book Adventure to help you get your creativity flowing!

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Book Tour: The Journey by Shadahyah Elizabeth

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Title: The Journey

Author: Shadahyah Elizabeth

Release Date: 23 March

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Renee, Elizabeth and Jasmine’s were three ordinary girls, living a boring life in a small village right outside the great kingdom of Aden. But when a deranged king forces them to leave their village, these three girls embark on an incredible journey that will ultimately lead them to discover who they really are and what their birth means to the world.

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“Don’t touch me!” screamed Elizabeth frantically, as she tried hard to fight off an unknown attacker. She was in the forest with her two best friends when, all of a sudden, they were attacked by a half dozen men, who looked as if they were in the king’s army. “Leave us alone,” Elizabeth ordered. Her voice was shaking, and so were her hands, she was petrified. Her intuition was telling her to run, get as far away from that place as humanly possible, but she couldn’t move, there were too many of them and neither she nor her friends were strong enough to take on all the men and live to tell about it. The men only laughed at her demands, while each one joked about what they would do to them after they had captured the girls.

“Just be good little girls and come with us,” one of the soldiers said. His face was dark; in fact, all of their faces were, and the only thing the girls could make out was their mouths—all up in a Cheshire cat smile, waiting to attack their prey. The men proceeded to put the girls in a carriage.

“NO!” Elizabeth yelled. The moment she did, the scene vanished, and she was sitting in a dark room. The only light came from an open window a few feet away from where she sat as the moon shined brightly inside what seemed like a bedroom.  It took a moment for her eyes to adjust to the darkness, and the moment they did, she realized that she was in her room and sitting on top of her bed, with covers over her.  She took in a deep breath and sighed. “It was only a dream,” she said as she brought her hand up to her forehead, which she soon discovered was drenched in sweat. What was that dream all about, she wondered as she proceeded to pull the covers back over herself and lay back down, trying to go back sleep. However, after ten minutes of tossing and turning, she decided to get up and go outside—hoping that the night air would help cool her down so she could go back to sleep. Placing one foot on the floor at a time, Elizabeth rose to her feet, and headed for her bedroom door.

The hallway was dimly lit with at least five candles between Elizabeth’s room and the stairs. Ever since she was a little girl, her father John Kimache, would have the servants leave a few candles lit, just in case Elizabeth had a bad dream—and that night wasn’t any different. As she made her way down the long stairway, she made sure not to make any noise for fear of waking up her father, who had just come back to the village after being away for a month on business. John was the wealthiest merchant in all their village, with store fronts in many neighboring and far away villages, so his business kept him gone a lot. At first, Elizabeth would complain about his frequent absence, however, after a while she got used to it and always asked to be brought back a trinket from his trips; this time it was a gold butterfly ring that she hadn’t taken off since he came back.

The moment she opened the front door, Elizabeth felt the warm breeze from the summer night swoop upon her like a thief, stealing her breath and forcing her to close her eyes for fear of what it would take next. Her heart began to calm down as she slowly breathed in the night air. As she opened her eyes, she noticed something very peculiar; the moon was huge and purple. Never in her life had she ever witnessed something so miraculous, and the way it was shining made her feel as if it was shining only on her. 

“Are you okay?” She heard a voice call out to her. Turning her head towards the voice, she saw her best friend, Renee Clover, staring back at her with a puzzled expression, and her beautiful hazel eyes sparkling in the moonlight. Renee stood almost a foot taller than Elizabeth, with long, sandy brown hair and beautiful caramel skin. Her figure was full, both in the breast and in the butt, and though Elizabeth had almost the exact same frame, unlike Renee, she felt insecure and looked away. Mostly because when they would walk around town together with their other friend, Jasmine, Elizabeth would normally be in the back and ignored, while her two friends got all of the attention.

Elizabeth shook her head and Renee sighed. “Did you have another bad dream?” she asked as she made her way to her friend. For the past few weeks, Elizabeth had been having bad dreams, some more violent than others, and each time she would end up in front of the house. 

“Why are you here?” Elizabeth asked, ignoring Renee’s question. She knew why Renee was there, it was the same reason every year, not to mention the link they all shared that told each of them when the other was in trouble. It was almost like a sixth sense—or a seventh in their case; because they could also talk to each other telepathically. Both skills they discovered when they were young, and had been using ever since.

“You know why I’m here,” Renee replied with a smirk as she gently brushed one of Elizabeth’s curly strands from her face.

“Thanks,” Elizabeth replied softly.

“You’re welcome. Now are you okay?” Renee asked, concerned.

“I’m fine,” Elizabeth softly said, though she didn’t feel fine. In fact, she felt afraid and vulnerable, only she didn’t understand how a dream could get to her so bad.

“You don’t look fine,” they heard another voice say. The two girls looked over and saw Jasmine walking up towards them. Her cat like eyes were nearly engulfed by her wide smile as her honey-bronzed complexion sparked in the moonlight. Her arms were folded perfectly across her breasts. She was just as curvy as her friends and, to some, considered to be extremely short tempered, however, she was still considered to be one of the most beautiful girls in the entire village, much like her friends.

Elizabeth sighed. “What are you doing here?”

“You know why I’m here. I couldn’t sleep either and you needed me. So, are you okay?” Jasmine replied.

Elizabeth sat down on the ground and her friends joined her, she then turned her attention to the huge, purple moon and after a few seconds finally decided to speak. “Don’t you guys think that moon is weird?” she asked completely ignoring their question.

“Yes, it’s weird, we’ll talk about that later. Right now we need you to answer our question,” Jasmine declared, unwilling to let her off so easily.

Elizabeth sighed then looked at her friends. “I’m okay, it was just a bad dream,” she assured them. She wanted to change the subject, anything but reliving that dream would have made her happy.

“What happened in this one?” asked Renee. She was just as determined as Jasmine to find out why their best friend, who always seemed so collected, would be standing in her doorway at almost midnight, looking as if she had almost been run over by a carriage. Elizabeth knew that the only way she could get rid of them was by telling them exactly what they wanted to know, even though it meant they would laugh at her.

Elizabeth took in a deep breath and then closed her eyes, in order to remember her dream and calm her heart, which was still beating a bit too fast. A few second later, she opened her eyes, released her breath, and began to tell her friends about the dream. “We were somewhere in the forest, only I’m not sure where because I’ve never seen anything like that before.”

“What did it look like?” Jasmine asked, interrupting her. She had placed her head on her knees and was looking up at Elizabeth like a child being read a bedtime story by her mother.

“I can’t remember what it looked like. All I know is that there was a river nearby, and it looked like we were about to bathe.” Elizabeth said, shrugging her shoulders as she tried to remember the images from her dream. She recalled that while she was sleeping, everything seemed so vivid. She could smell the water and even feel the warm breeze from the evening sky, however, the moment she tried to remember it, she couldn’t.

“Okay, so the three of us were in this mysterious forest about to bathe. Then what happened?” Renee asked.

Elizabeth looked down. She wasn’t sure if she should tell them what happened next or not, because given their personalities, she knew they would laugh at her and tell her it was stupid. However, she couldn’t shake the feeling that it was more of a dream to her than a nightmare.

“Lizzy?” Renee and Jasmine said, in unison. They said interrupting Elizabeth’s thoughts.

Elizabeth closed her eyes, and then in one breath she said, “We were attacked by some men that looked like soldiers.”

Jasmine frowned, “Why would soldiers attack us?” Her tone told Elizabeth that she wasn’t buying it. That the mere thought of it was unbelievable because in the king’s eyes, they and their village was just another small village in his reach.

“I don’t know.” Elizabeth admitted. “They wanted to take us somewhere, only we didn’t want to go, so they tried to force us into these carriages.” Elizabeth shuddered just thinking about it.

“Then what happened?” Renee asked

      Elizabeth shook her head, “Then I woke up and came outside. I can’t remember anything else.” She admitted. “Do you guys think it means anything?” She asked hesitantly. She could already tell that they weren’t taking her dream serious, and instantly regretted telling them about it.

“It sounds like your daydreams are getting to you.” Renee replied with a laugh.

“I agree. You should really stop daydreaming before bedtime, it’s starting to affect your sanity.” Jasmine said.

“Besides Lizzy, why would the soldiers come after three country girls from a small village?” Renee added.

Elizabeth sighed. She knew they wouldn’t take it serious. Who would? Besides, Renee had a point. Why would the king send soldiers to get them, it wasn’t like they had ever met the king; in fact, they had never even been out of their little village, except in their imagination, so the idea itself was preposterous. “You’re right. It must have been my imagination running away from me.” Said Elizabeth, just so they could change the subject. She knew that they wouldn’t be of any help. The idea of the soldiers coming after them was too unreal, however, this wasn’t the first time she had dreamt about running from the king, and something told her that it wouldn’t be the last, either.

Renee put her arm around Elizabeth, and Jasmine did the same. “Of course we are. Just stop daydreaming or reading before bedtime and you’ll be fine.”

“So besides seeing about me, why are you guys here?” Elizabeth asked, as if she already knew the answer. It was pretty much a tradition and it happened every year before the clock struck twelve.

“I told you. I can’t sleep and I am too excited about tomorrow.” Renee informed her. Her hazel eyes staring politely at Elizabeth.

“Oh, our birthday?” Elizabeth asked. Besides being good friends, Renee, Elizabeth and Jasmine shared the same birthday and not just the day, but the year as well. They were all born at the same time and looked so much alike, that many people began to question if they were related, which they would politely reply “no.”

“Right, I can’t believe we are going to be 18 this year.” Jasmine said with a smile.

“It’s just another year, nothing to get too worked up about.” Elizabeth said, nonchalantly.

“It’s not just another year.” Replied Renee, “It’s the year that we have to choose who to marry.”

Elizabeth rolled her eyes. It was tradition in their village that once a girl turned eighteen, she would be married off; which was why it was so important for them to court early in life, so they wouldn’t be stuck with someone no one wanted. “No thank you.” She retorted in a snarling tone.

“Really Lizzy, you mean to tell me that you hadn’t once even thought about it?” Jasmine teased. She, like Renee, knew Elizabeth was lying, and it wasn’t because her head was screaming it—it showed in her face. She always wanted to get married but was too worried about leaving her father alone, and that is why she would deny every guys advances. All of her life, it had just been her and her father. She had no mother to speak of, nor any other family. In fact, Renee and Jasmine were the closet thing she had to sisters, with their parents being more like her family than just her friends’ parents.

“No never.” Elizabeth said so quickly that it made her friends laugh and her face fluster so brightly that she was glad they couldn’t see the rosy coloring of her cheeks.

“Liar.” Said Renee with a tenacious laugh.

“I’m n—” Elizabeth started but she knew there was no use in finishing her sentence, especially since lying to them was pretty much impossible—so was keeping any secret because of their ability to read each other’s minds, however, it was only each other’s. Over the years they had tried to expand that ability by staring intensely at other people—only to come off as weird, so they gave up and decided to only use it on each other. They had gotten so good at controlling the ability, that after a while they found that they could actually sense when the other was in danger or needed any help.  So instead of lying Elizabeth just shook her head and said, “Okay, maybe I do, but there is no one here that interests me.”

“Then how about for our birthday we go to the capital?” Jasmine said, excitedly. She had felt the same way as Elizabeth about the men in their little village. No one there sparked her interests either. So she figured that if they left the village for a few hours, maybe they could find someone interesting or at least have an adventure.

Elizabeth shook her head vigorously. “The capital is half a day’s ride from here, if we go we could get into trouble.” She explained. Ever since they could remember, their parents had prohibited them from going anywhere near the capital, even leaving the village was prohibited unless they were with their parents or Jasmine’s older brother Ethan, which never happened.

“Maybe, but you said it yourself, there is no one in this little village that you want to marry,” Jasmine reminded her as a way to get Elizabeth into saying she would come.

“But there might be one in the capital.” Renee added.  They both stared intensively at Elizabeth as if to say, you’re going no matter what you say; even if we have to make you. It was always like that with her. She had to always be the responsible one while Renee and Jasmine ran amok and did whatever they wanted.

Elizabeth sighed, she knew she wasn’t going to win this argument, she never did, which was why they always ganged up on her, and besides, what was the harm of going to the capital. So despite the small voice in her head telling her that it was a bad idea she said, “Fine. What time do we leave?”

Her friends let out a small squeal then hugged her.

“Thank you.” Jasmine said whole heartily. She had always wanted to go to the capital. Ever since she was a little girl, she had heard stories about how grand and beautiful the great capital of Aden was, with its many lakes and beautiful gardens. The way the moonlight danced off the river, not to mention the marketplace, so full of life and energy. It was unlike anything they had ever experienced there. In the small town of Cerin, a little village located just on the outskirts of the grand kingdom. It was so small that it went unnoticed by mostly everyone, including the king.

“Don’t thank me just yet.” Elizabeth said with a tiny laugh.  “You still haven’t told me the time.”

“After breakfast,” Renee happily replied with a little nod.

“Okay, I have to feed the animals first, but I’m sure I can get away afterwards.” Elizabeth explained. She was just as excited as her friends were, only she didn’t want to show it.  They had never set one foot out of the village their entire life, so the idea of leaving even for the day was enough to make her say yes—anything to get away from the boring existence that was that village.

“Great, then after you’re done feeding the animals, meet us at the edge of the forest—and Lizzy, don’t be late!” Renee warned.

“I’m never late, that’s you,” Elizabeth corrected. The girls laughed, then stood up and went back into their respected houses, more excited than ever about the coming day.

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~ Review ~

This was really great! I enjoyed every minute of reading this awesome book. The story sucked me into it right away and I Loved Elizabeth, Renee and Jasmine. They are great characters that you can’t not like. Maybe it will be a bit hard in the beginning, but you’ll get them very soon. And the best past is that during the whole book we have rapid character development. Not all books have that nowadays.

Enjoy!

~ About the Author ~

Shadahyah Elizabeth was born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri. She grew up loving the art of music, acting, photograph, and writing. Nothing else really sparked an interest. She first began writing when she was twelve years old when she and her sisters would make up stories and act them out with each other. In order to come up with new ideas for these stories, they would write them down, and from that, her love of writing began.

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Book Tour: Dream Journal by LightBurst Media

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Title: Dream Journal Diary

Author/Publisher: LightBurst Media

Release Date: 5 February 2016

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Dream Journal Diary: Write, Sketch and Color Your Dreams will guide you to record, process, sketch and interpret your dreams. The book is laid out with a two page spread for each entry. 5 coloring pages are included in the back of the book from Space Dreams: Sci-Fi Adult Coloring Book Adventure.

*Size 5×8”
*Lined areas for writing down and interpreting your dream
*Unlined sketch box on each entry you to sketch or doodle
*White paper
*Features 5 coloring pages from Space Dreams: Sci-Fi Adult Coloring Book Adventure to help you get your creativity flowing!

~ Except ~

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~ About the Author ~

LightBurst Media is a publisher of unique adult coloring books. We use only original, hand-drawn art in our coloring books. Our first book, Space Dreams: Sci-Fi Adult Coloring Book Adventure, was published in December 2015. It is receiving a lot of good attention and is also a good adult coloring book for men as well as women. We have several other adult coloring books coming out in 2016. For more information about our new releases, promotions and giveaways visit us at our website at:

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~ Other Books by this Author ~

 

coverTitle: Space Dreams

Release Date: 12 December 2015

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Summary:

Space Dreams: Sci-Fi Adult Coloring Book Adventure features 38 original sci-fi illustrations for you to color and enjoy. Images are printed single sided so that you can easily cut them out. Immerse yourself in a land where robots, portals, aliens, and beautiful space villages exist. Pick a page that jumps out to you and let the fun begin!
-38 Original hand-drawn pages, no computer generated images
-Images printed single sided
-Perfect coloring book for men and women!
-Bonus offer to get two free images from Space Dreams, inside the book

 

60scoverTitle: Fashion Forward: a 1960s Fashion Coloring Book For Adults

Author/Publisher: LightBurst Media

Release Date: 26 February 2016

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Fashion Forward: a 1960s Fashion Coloring Book for Adults features 27 original fashion illustrations for you to color and enjoy. Images are printed single sided so that you can easily cut them out. Relive the fashions of 1960s including hair, accessories and outfits. Pick a page that jumps out to you and let the fun begin!

 

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Book Tour: The Death of Ink by M.M. John

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Title: The Death of Ink

Author: M.M. John

Release Date: 30 January 2014

Publisher: CreateSpace

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Paige Langley is a bright girl with a troubled home life. Devon Connors is a star athlete and school journalist with a past he wants to hide. When Paige reads Devon’s short story binder, Paige thinks she’s reading fiction. She doesn’t know about the dead girl who haunts him every night… Rather than have his secrets exposed, Devon befriends Paige and helps edit her entry for a writing contest that Paige desperately wants to win. High school politics—and the spark of chemistry—keeps their relationship interesting. But can she trust him?

~ Except ~

Germaine’s Used Books

Paige Langley rushed past the poster advertising the latest New York Times Bestseller, and rested her books on the only table available in Germaine’s Used Books.

Catching her breath, nostrils flaring, she surveyed the area before starting down a book aisle.

Bookshelves made of oak stretched from floor to mid-ceiling with an impressive showcase of titles. Quotes from Faulkner and Shakespeare were stenciled over bookcases. On the far-left wall was a mural of a family reading under a tree. Ads for half-off and buy one get one free sales lined the wall. Everything in the store seemed to encourage, even beg people to buy a book.

Paige picked up a book from a shelf, an old Linda Davis title. On the cover, a busty brunette rested in the embrace of her equally as attractive male counterpart. Paige read the tagline near the bottom: Will a decade’s old secret tear lovers apart?

The book pages felt worn under her fingers. Dog-eared pages revealed love scenes, the especially salacious bits underlined in red. The blurb promised late night trysts with barrel-chested, hairy men.

Maybe reading would help her forget the knot in her throat, the memory of eating her lunch in solitude, choking back tears. Everyone seemed to have a friend. But being fifteen, a new student and a senior could take a toll on anyone.

Paige lowered her eyes, sighed, and walked back to her table. She gingerly rested the book on the table, pushing her school bag and textbooks under her seat.

She searched through the aisles for the book she needed for A.P. History and even talked to the man at the customer service desk without any luck. She started back to her chair, and stopped.

The book she rested on the table was pushed aside, replaced by a clutter of papers and folders. In the chair opposite hers a boy, mumbled to himself and wrote on a paper.

Devon Connors cursed and erased something. Sunlight from the vertical window hit his cheek and reflected off the metal rings of his binder. His planner told him what he already knew: Essay. Four pages. Due tomorrow.

Chewing his bottom lip, he watched his pencil sitting uselessly in his hands.

Of all the writing prompts, Mr. Gerard chose one that promised to be devoid of any joy or fulfillment.

Describe the advantages and disadvantages of Dickens’s use of present tense narration in Bleak House.

Maybe it would have been easier to write if he had actually read the book. The book looked like an interesting read, but like most of his assignments, he had gotten to it too late. Senioritis had reared its ugly head, leading to a dull sense of complacency and the sensation that high school was over before it was done.

He wished to be struck with a bolt of inspiration, an idea, a thought, anything. Still, he knew genius didn’t come from thin air. Writing took time, practice and patience.

He just didn’t have any right now.

A shadow fell over the table. He looked up at a short kid scowling back at him. Weird.

Confused, he turned back to his work. The girl let out an exasperated sigh and retrieved her book on the other side of the table.

“Oh, were you there?” he asked.

“Don’t worry about it,” she said. “I’ll just go somewhere else.” She brushed her red hair off her shoulders.

“Sit here,” he said. “Sorry, didn’t know anyone was there.” Well, there had been that book, but people left books on tables here all the time.

“I’m Devon, by the way.” He pushed his things aside to make room for her.

“Paige.” She sat down and immediately opened her book, lips twisted.

On second glance, she didn’t look that young. Freckles sprinkled her cheeks. Her lips were full and pink beneath a nose too small to be called bulbous and too big to be considered diminutive. She was pretty, if he sort of squinted. And she looked familiar, as if he’d seen her just that morning. “You live around here, don’t you? I’ve seen you before.”

She must have been caught in a dream world. She looked up, startled.

But those eyes, nothing plain about them. As if she was so much more than the deceptively simple package she was wrapped in. Bright green irises that melted into pupils as dark and enigmatic as the expression she was wearing.

Paige set her book down. “I’m sure you haven’t,” she said. “I live in Leesburg.”

“That’s a long way.”

Leesburg was called the Lakefront City for good reason. It was nestled next to the teeming waters of Lake Harris, about twenty-two miles away from Clermont.

“I just started at Bass Towers,” she said. She fingered the corners of her book, eager to get back to whatever garbage bodice-ripper she’d picked up.

“That explains it. I’ve been going there for three years. I’m a senior.”

“I guess you must have seen me around campus.”

“It’s a big school,” he said. “Do you like it so far?”

Paige paused for a moment.

“Not much?” Devon asked unaware Paige’s attention was by the doors.

Paige focused on Devon again. “Well…” she tilted her head thoughtfully. She laughed, “I guess not, but I’ve made a few friends.”  Something about the way she hesitated told him she was lying. “Some things confuse me. Why is Room 103 next to Room 110 on the first floor?”

“Prank,” he said. “It happens at the beginning of every school year. Some idiot switches the plate numbers on the doors. It usually stays that way for about two weeks until someone cares enough to change it back.” He studied Paige for a second. “I hope it didn’t throw you off too much.”

“I got along fine, thankfully,” she said.

He realized he was staring. He looked down at his paper, erased a sentence and sighed.

“What are you working on?” she asked.

“This?” he laughed, and pushed his paper over to her. She leaned forward. “Just an assignment I have for my literature class.”

“You’ve made excellent progress on it,” she said.

The page was blank.

“Glad you think so.”

She giggled.

“Yeah, well, wait until you get into your senior year. The amount of work they give us is ridiculous,” Devon said.

Paige started to speak. Her smile faded and she stared past him again. He turned around.

“I thought you were saving a seat for me…”

Cristina Spradley stood behind him, wearing track shorts, a hoodie and neon orange crocs. She rested her Jansport backpack on the table.

“I was.”

“God, look at this table. Almost as bad as your room. I hope my stuff isn’t in here.”

The table was crowded with open folders, papers and textbooks. Bits of eraser and crumpled notepad paper were scattered. There wasn’t enough room on the table for an elbow, much less a textbook.

Devon’s face turned bright red. Paige went back to reading her novel—or at least pretending to.

“It’s under the table.”

Cristina looked around, her light blue eyes stopping on Paige. She paused as if really seeing her for the first time. “Hey.” She sounded embarrassed.

“Hi,” Paige said quietly.

“You’re done getting your books?” Devon asked.

“They’re not here. I’m ready to go.” Her tone soured.

Devon started to pack his things. “I’m not going to another store.”

“I didn’t ask you to.”

He stuffed his things in his book-bag.

Cristina put a hand on her hip and looked at Paige. “Sorry he was bothering you.”

Paige nodded, lowering her head deeper into her book, not seeing, not hearing, though a smile played at her features.

Devon zipped his backpack. “Happy?”

“Fine, let’s go.”

Cristina hurried to the door without a glance back.

Bye. Devon mouthed over his shoulder.

Paige waved at him and watched them exit. She returned to her book. Definitely a flirt. The blonde had to be his girlfriend.

She realized she hadn’t done what she needed. She put down her book, which she decided to purchase later. With a less crowded table, there was plenty of space to work.

But a binder she did not recognize was with her other things. It was white with a protective sleeve on the cover. It didn’t have any identifying marks on it, only two words written on the front with a black sharpie: The Collection.

She opened the binder and read the first page, again only two words: “Drummond Island.”

She did a quick thumb-through of the pages, taking into account that there weren’t any names, only pages full of words. Every so often there was a break in the words, and then a page with a drawing or sketch.

It couldn’t have been an assignment. There would have been some form of a header on it. There was none.

Maybe the binder belonged to Devon? But she was sure she saw him put the only binder he had out back in his bag. Almost positive. The binder could belong to anybody. Dozens of people passed through Germaine’s in one day. Perhaps someone left behind by accident?

Acting against her better judgment, she stuffed the binder in her bag. She would look it over tomorrow.

***

Paige spent the next afternoon sitting in the living room, reading The Collection, and eating bowls of Pops cereal.

From “Godless,” about a minister’s wife who posed as a prostitute and killed her husband, to “Drummond Island,” a sentimental account of a father-son relationship, there were sixteen stories in all. The binder was three inches thick with the protective cover tattered on the front. The stories were recorded on white, lineless paper that was yellowed and creased at the corners.

She was mesmerized by the stories, and the author behind them. Paige flipped back a page.

The author. He or she was hard to identify.

Rob.

The name was on a page by itself surrounded by white canvas. It was struck through three times. Then there was the name Olivia a few pages after that in the same fashion. Smack in the middle of the narratives that Paige got her answer.

DevonJConnorsDevonConnorssDevonJayCnnrsDevonnconnor…

She thought so. Unless it was dumb chance that she met a Devon at the same time she found the binder, it belonged to him, or someone obsessed with him. Paige closed the binder.

***

The binder was still in Paige’s room on Saturday.

Her grandmother and sister were at work. Paige was at home watching a trashy reality show on TV and babysitting her niece, Justice. All part of a healthy weekend diet.

Justice sat in the corner of the living room, her legs splayed over the pale beige carpet. A Barbie and Ken doll in her hands, she smashed their heads together in a false kiss.

Paige frowned. “Juney, that’s not a nice thing for dolls to do.”

The girl just made a face at her aunt and continued the dolls’ make-out session.

Paige hadn’t seen Devon on Friday. So the binder remained in an isolated spot on her bookshelf.

Okay, so she hadn’t exactly been looking for him at school, either.

She unraveled the ad she took from the school’s bulletin board:

The First National Linda Davis Writing Contest

Do you have a passion for writing?

Do you dream of seeing your name on bookshelves?

Do you long for the fame of being a celebrity writer?

Sponsored by the author of the award-winning book The Novel Affair, the Linda Davis High School writing contest is now open.

Three (3) contest winners will receive a $5,000 dollar cash prize each and an autographed copy of Linda Davis’ latest: Nighttime Enemies. One (1) grand prize winner will win a trip to New York to meet Linda Davis and receive a free critique from her editors with a chance at publication.

Open to all high school seniors in the continental United States. For full contest rules, details and exclusions, visit: lindadavis.com/fiction_contest

The timing couldn’t have been more perfect.

Still in her pajamas, Paige lounged in her grandmother’s two-position recliner and changed the speed on the seat’s back massager. Her phone vibrated on the side table next to her.

She ignored it. Landon always called Saturdays.

They’d met five years before, when his parents divorced and he moved into his grandmother’s house at the end of the cul-de-sac. Two years older than her, he’d been one of her only friends at her old school. Actually, they’d been more than friends.

The phone beeped for the second time that morning. Out of curiosity, she listened to the message. His phone was choppy. It always was. There was a lot of background noise: music, voices, and the robotic whirl of some type of machinery.

“Hey,” Landon’s voice came out through the sea of static. “Um, I don’t know if you’re not there, or if you’re just ignoring my calls.” That last bit sounded angry. “Still, I know you’re alone this Saturday, and I was wondering if you want to hang out.” There was a break in his words, it sounded like he was talking to someone in the background. “It’s busy in here,” he said, laughing. “Anyway, I get off work at three, so call me by then, okay?”

The line went dead.

Paige ended the call and returned the phone on the side-table.

~ Review ~

A great story, that has interesting characters and intriguing plot. Everyone has their secrets, and this book is just about that, are you ready to find out the secrets Devon and Paige are hiding?

The book is a fast read, and you just like how the author switched from one character to another. I really want to read the second book soon!

Happy Reading!

~ About the Author ~

College student by day, clandestine writer by night, M. M. John lives in a Florida town full of ghosts, mysteries and secrets. The Death of Ink is her first novel.

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Blog Tour & Review: How to Make Maximum Impact in Life by Bibi Bunmi Apampa

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Title: How to Make Maximum Impact in Life

Author: Bibi Bunmi Apampa

Release Date: 20 Jan 2016

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Summary:

There are some people who live in a dream world. There are others who face reality. Then there are those who turn their dream to reality. Discover how you can maximize your potential, control your destiny, ignite passion into your life and relationships, leave a legacy and turn your dream to reality. Imprint your deed in the hearts and mind of people around you. Learn how to utilize the three powers that is inside you to become a living legend and Make Maximum Impart in Life

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~ About the Author ~

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International bestselling author, Award winner and High Performance Business Coach Bibi Apampa is pleased to announce the publication of How To Make Maximum Impact In Life, a comprehensive guide to helping you become healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Bibi Bunmi Apampa is an award-winning international bestselling author and top high performance business coach who will show you how to make maximum impact in your life, business, ministry, and relationships. She is a recognized consultant and adviser on rich retirement planning, as well as a regular trainer on transformational leadership, wealth creation, financial empowerment, and business breakthrough strategies and techniques. Bibi not only knows how making money Online, Offline and in between… but she also knows how to coach and mentor successful people, change mindsets … and ultimately lives

To learn more about Bibi Bunmi Apampa, please visit http://www.BibiApampa.org. Website: http://www.MakeMaximumImpact.com

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