Thursday, July 22, 2021

Guest blogger: James G. Robertson





Death comes, and misery follows. As a man in his early twenties, Leon never genuinely contemplated what would happen after his death. Like those before him, he never understood the truth of our universe. After his sudden demise, the terrorizing reality of a mysterious dystopian afterlife begins crushing him as it has those prior. Men have started enslaving and killing each other to sate their greed while enigmatic creatures oppress the masses. Only a select few have shown the courage that is needed to challenge their supremacy.

Through this eclipsing darkness, there is hope. But will that hope prove to be enough to save this turbulent cosmos? The revelations of advanced science, magic, human savagery, and even our gods will be showcased. Both in a new light and disturbing darkness, will the verities of Earth and Afterworld give him a greater understanding of our universe; or in turn, begin to break him as they have done to so many before?

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Monday, July 19, 2021

Guest Bloggers: Kindle Vella Story Authors

Welcome to my blog these authors of Kindle Vella stories. Check out their stories.



Sirens of the Sea By: K.C. Sprayberry A curse from many years ago haunts Dane's family. When faced with vindictive sea creatures bent on revenge, he must make a choice - to run or protect his family's secret. Coming of age, family history, secrets hidden, vengeance, humans, mermaids, underwater adventure




Have you ever thought how it feels hearing the sound of the raindrops crashing onto the ground? Have you ever come to a point where you felt helpless because you were starving and you didn't know how to satisfy the need to stop your hunger?





PI Zach investigates the mystery of the murder of a female council member



Make Love Not War | Kindle Vella (amazon.com)


A historic tale of the Vietnam War, returning home, and starting over. This poignant tale follows Christopher Douglas from the war torn jungle to a hometown on the brink of extinction. He heals himself along with the town as everyone works to rebuild.



Wednesday, July 14, 2021

It's official we are Award Winning authors!

 We had to share the exciting news. We were just notified that we won. It's official Lizzy Stevens and Steve Miller are now award winning authors.





1/28/19
#36 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy

Kelly wasn’t like other women. She was locked in a castle. Ghost by day. Human by night. Day after day, the same thing. She was cursed. She could never leave the castle grounds.
There was only one way to break the curse but it had to be done by somebody else and she couldn’t tell them how to do it. They had to figure it out on their own and she had to find this person.
Would she ever find them? Would they break the curse?




Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Make Love Not War -- Amazon Vella series

 Kindle Vella (amazon.com)



A historic tale of the Vietnam War, returning home, and starting over. This poignant tale follows Christopher Douglas from the war torn jungle to a hometown on the brink of extinction. He heals himself along with the town as everyone works to rebuild.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Funny story about a wrong number call we got

 I had to share this funny story with you. So, yesterday I get a phone call on my cell phone and it's a recording saying it's the county jail would I accept the collect call from and the person says their name. I can't hear the name but I say to Steve I'm not accepting the collect call. Those things are crazy expensive and I don't know anyone in jail. He says but what if you know them and they just got there on some misunderstanding or something. I said it's probably a wrong number. Well a little while goes by and I get the same call from the same person wanting us to accept their collect call, but I got to my phone too late. I said this is crazy. Steve again says yes but you don't know for sure. It could be somebody you know that is really trying to get in touch with you for help. Well about an hour later I get the call again. So 3 times and after I don't accept the call a couple seconds later I get a text message. The text says it's a 7 second message voicemail of the inmate trying to get in touch with you. You can listen to the message for $4.22 I said this is ridiculous. This person seriously has called 3 times. Do they not understand they are calling the wrong person LOL But Steve says you are probably right but for 4 bucks you have to make sure that it's not one of our friends or family in trouble. I said ok for that amount I will find out LOL So I pay the $4.22 and we listen to the message. You are not going to believe this πŸ˜‚


We hit play and this is what we heard a woman say:

Mike I know it's you. Answer the phone.


So this woman called the wrong number 3 times and then yelled at the voicemail that she knows it's him and he needs to answer the phone. πŸ˜‚ I don't know who this Mike is but I'm betting she isn't going to believe him when he tells her he never got any calls from her. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


We hope it made you smile, 

Stop by Twitter if you want to leave a comment about it.

Lizzy Stevens on Twitter: "Had to share a funny story with you that happened yesterday. Too long to write here so it's on my blog if you want to see it. https://t.co/HptROftYs6" / Twitter

Lizzy Stevens and Steve Miller

Christmas In July - Free Books

                                     Christmas In July! Free books

                                July 7th - July 11th


Samantha wasn’t expecting what she got for Christmas this year. Her doorbell rang and there sitting on her porch was a baby in a basket. This changes her life for the good. But then something happens. The baby’s father comes for his child. How can Samantha convince him that she is the best thing for the child?




Bethany’s life is turned upside down when she lost the love of her life Tyson on Christmas. A year goes by when she is suddenly offered a chance to undo the past by Fate dressed up as Santa. Is this for real? Can she really make a wish on a star and get her beloved back or is somebody playing a mean trick on her?

Also included is a Bonus Story.
"A Surprise For Christmas"




A year had passed since Eve lost the love of her life, Dillon, in a car accident. Strange thing started to happen. The radio started playing one of Dillon’s favorite songs and nothing would make it stop. When she got out of the hot shower words would form on the fogged-up mirror. What was happening? Who was doing this? Could it really be Dillon trying to tell her something?

Short story ~ Quick read



Monday, July 5, 2021

Guest Blogger: Judi Getch Brodman

 



5 Things You Don't Know About author Judi Getch Brodman

  1. I LOVE fast cars!
  2. I cry at anything... even Hallmark ads.  Just ask the kids.
  3. I'm a sports enthusiast - played and went to games with my Dad!  
  4. I sing while writing :-)
  5. I will rescue any living thing.. 
"She's Not You" cover... Quarterfinalist in ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Contest; 1st of the "Oystery Point Mysteries".

Stop by and follow her Amazon author page to check out all her other amazing books!

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Guest blogger: Tower Lowe

 5 Things you don't know about Tower Lowe

  1. I published a romance story about falling in love over ice cream flavors. (They merged their cones at the end.)
  2. My favorite flavor to fall in love over is Jamoca Almond Fudge. (Deliciously delightful dessert.)
  3. I take a once-a-day dose of dark chocolate squares. (Doesn't one dose of chocolate a day keep the doctor away?)
  4. I dated a chocolate vendor for two months. (But the chocolate was better than the vendor.)
  5. I know how to make a chocolate bourbon pecan pie. (Now that's true love.)


If anything happens to me… That phrase from Gloria’s email haunts Molly as she bounces around half-conscious in a dark space. Later, she opens her eyes in a small house with all the windows bricked shut and the door boarded from the outside. Her kidnapper has taken her keys, her cell phone, and her purse. Molly scrambles through the house, looking for any sign of life, any hope of escape, but the house is abandoned and she sees no way out.The kidnapping of former fraud investigator Molly Donovan follows Gloria’s murder, an event witnessed by Molly and PI Miguel Alvarez. Gloria’s mysterious email throws the two investigators together in a frantic search for the perp. A stranger traps Molly inside the abandoned house while an old friend sucks Miguel into his troubled past. Molly trusts Miguel until a series of notes incriminates him and leaves Molly on her own to investigate a sex cult, missing money, and jaded love.


Monday, June 28, 2021

Guest Blogger: Glenn Berggoetz

 5 Things you don't know about Glenn Berggoetz

1. I have been a college English professor for nearly two decades.
2. I was a first-team all-conference and honorable mention all-American baseball player in college.
3. I'm the guitarist and primary singer for the band Norwegian Soft Kitten, which will be releasing its second album in 2021.
4. I have written and directed twelve feature films, six of which have received a limited theatrical run.
5. I can eat more doughnuts in one sitting than anyone you know.



Robert is an elderly man who suffers from cognitive decline. Before he can no longer function and deal with the world around him, Robert undertakes the journey of a lifetime to try to find redemption for an act that occurred in his teens and has haunted him for nearly sixty years.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Guest Blogger: Randall Krzak

 5 Things you don't know about author  Randall Krzak

1. Jumped out of a perfectly good airplane (twice)
2. Lived in seven countries
3. Didn't start fiction writing until I took early retirement (55.5 years old)
4. Enjoy visiting historical places
5. Like to cook








Joao and Catarina Regaleria’s twentieth wedding anniversary celebration was fast approaching when a contact from the past reaches out for his assistance.

Colonel Theodore Mwanga, a former enemy commander during the Angolan war and now an important politician, requests Joao’s help. The colonel’s adult son, Peter, was kidnapped while working as a doctor for the Christian Aid Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Reluctant to get involved, Joao contacts Xavier Sear, a former CIA operative. They became friends when Joao served as a member of the United Nations Peace-Keeping Forces in Angola and Sear was an observer.

After Catarina’s persuasive intervention, Joao and Sear head to the DRC to rescue Peter. Treachery abounds at each step of the way. Will they be successful or will the situation deteriorate even further as various players follow their own agendas?

Monday, June 21, 2021

Guest Blogger Beth Orion

 




5 Things you don't know  about Beth Orion


1- Beth used to kiss 117 posters of Boy George goodnight before going to bed!
2- Beth’s Favourite animals are cats and octopuses and her favourite wrestlers are AEW’s Bastard Pac and Jon Moxley.
3- Her (sweaty) sister kissed Ragnar from Amazon’s Vikings in a pub one night after her running session...
4-Beth once served canapΓ©s at a live Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin...
5-In an effort to overcome her abject terror of heights, and to raise money for charity, Beth once did a bungee jump but they had to push her off the crane...(and it didn’t even cure her height’s fear!)



“The Overlord and I” has at its starting point an updated take on the old tale of a school-teacher’s relationship with an all-powerful regent. Noel is the young school-teacher concerned who discovers his surprising ability to fall head over heels for an all-powerful, gothic-looking, alien being, whilst simultaneously realising that his treatment by his human lover is bordering on abusive. Will Noel have the strength to make the best life choices for himself? Will he leave Bill The Bruiser for black-winged Zy’Thra-Lyn? Has he the confidence to side with the Invaders against Humankind…even though when it comes to Kindness, the aliens certainly seem to have the upper hand? And could sleeping with a triple-phallused alien be any worse than what Bill put him through? If nothing else, should he throw himself with abandon into the romance and precarious adventure involved with dating in space? Quirky and intriguing, this is a story you will love telling your friends about…quick – best read it before they do!


Thursday, June 17, 2021

Guest Blogger: Virginia Babcock

5 Things You Don't Know About Virginia Babcock

1. My right thumb is double jointed

2. I may not be a medium but I can sense the Spirits of deceased people 
3. I wish GM still made Pontiac Firebirds 
4. I write my novels as scenes hit me. I put them in order later.
5. I have worked for the same employer for almost 25 years. The only adult thing I’ve done longer is drive.


Marion raises sheep. She prefers twins for the profit they bring but falls in love with a bum lamb—a baby abandoned by his mother. Leon mourns losing his grandparents place to a developer before he moves far from his family home. Can these two people find common interests and romance in the wilds of Utah?


Monday, June 14, 2021

Guest Blogger: Vern Turner

 


5 Things You Don't Know About author Vern Turner

1.  I taught anatomy to doctors and nurses in university and medical college.

2.  I wrote an award-winning op-ed column for four years with a Texas newspaper.

3.  I broke 80 on the golf course two days after my 65th birthday.

4.  I have visited every continent on Earth except Antarctica.

5.  My technical, trade journal articles on assembly robotics pioneered several high-tech companies to advance their production methods.

Or, one of my favorite sayings is:  “When you’ve lived this long, everything you say is insightful.”






Amazon.com: Meadows and Minefields eBook: Turner, Vern: Kindle Store

Every family has a saga that includes love, pathos, joy, disappointment, tragedy and hope. Meadows and Minefields is one such saga that encompasses the events and challenges that all “baby boomers” experienced in the 1950s and 60s. In light of today's inter-generational discussions, Bert Waller's compelling story about his generation is as rewarding to those who lived it as it is to their descendants, the alphabet generations. It includes the values, events and the social atmosphere of those times that shaped the children and grandchildren of the greatest generation, those who fought tyranny in WW II. Included is the messaging that subsequent generations draw upon, and continue to use, as our nation attempts to move forward into today's uncertain times.

Meadows and Minefields is a compelling, well-crafted, colorful, romantic, true-to-life, page-turner where every chapter has startling new events, life-changing experiences, heart-rending exasperation or unqualified joy.

When a Millennial waxes curious about Baby-Boomers, reading Meadows and Minefields will help him or her understand how America is the way it is today, and better understand the people responsible for making it so.