Thursday, June 30, 2016

Bonds of Resolve




A year after his encounter with the Bakzen, Wil is still grappling with his upcoming role in the war. Weighed down by his sense of duty and a grim vision of his fate, he has withdrawn from friends and family--focusing only on his official assignments. However, Wil finds unexpected support when he befriends a new TSS trainee from Earth, Saera. Through their budding relationship, Wil comes to terms with the purpose he was born to fulfill and gains comfort in the knowledge that he won't have to face the future alone.
 
With a sweet romance, coming-of-age, and a dash of adventure, this novel follows Wil as he completes his training to become the youngest and most powerful Agent the TSS has ever known.



Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Mister Spunky and His Friends




Mister Spunky and His Friends is the creation of award winning author, Kelly Preston. She has taken the story line from her book, Real Dogs Don't Whisper, placing it in a picture book format for children to enjoy. Mister Spunky and His Friends is about the importance of love, friendship; and, helping those with special needs. Follow Mister Spunky along his journey to the beach, where he meets three new friends; teaching him important life lessons along the way. Parents, if you enjoyed Real Dogs Don't Whisper, your children will enjoy this book for them. There are several pages at the end of the story for coloring activities. Ages: 5+



Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Romance Novel Book Contest

2017 Romance Novel Contest
All authors are welcome – newbies & experienced.
Are you ready for the chance to be an award-winning author or multi-award winning author?  
Yes!  Excellent!


All entrants receive the following:
  •  A 250-350 word review of your book, which you can use/post wherever you like simply by adding “Originally reviewed by the staff of Authors Talk About It for Book Award Contest”
Those earning 3-5 Stars in their review receive:
  • The above and…
  • Are included in the featured 2017 Romance Novel Contest reviews page on Authors Talk About It
Those earning 4-5 Stars in their review receive:
  • The above and…
  • Promotion across our combined social media of 40K+
  • Digital Badge for 4-5 Stars
**Those earning less than 3 Stars in their review:
  • Reviews are more of a critique with helpful feedback and are not posted in a featured post or on the reviews page nor are they promoted via our social media.

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Who/what can enter:
  • Authors 18 years of age or older
  • Published and unpublished books, manuscripts and ebooks are accepted
  • Books must fit into romance category.  All forms of romance are acceptable (except erotica): traditional, LBGT, historical, paranormal, teen, etc.  

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Grand Prize – $997 value
  • A mini Author VIP Day with Rob and Janelle (virtually or in-person) (3 hour session instead of 6 hours)
  • Promotion across our combined social media of 40K+ throughout 2017
  • Featured on homepage February 14, 2017 through March 14, 2017
  • Featured on sidebar through February 14, 2017 through March 14, 2017
  • Audio promo on podcast 4x between February 14, 2017 and March 14, 2017
  • Announcement during winners showcase on podcast on February 14, 2017
  • Additional interview as Grand Prize Romance Novel Contest Winner 2017
  • Listed in featured post as ATAI Romance Novel Contest Grand Prize Winner 2017
  • Badge as ATAI Romance Novel Contest Grand Prize Winner 2017
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Honorary Mentions 
  • Promotion across our combined social media of 40K+ for 2 months
  • Featured post of Honorary Mentions on site
  • Badge as ATAI Book Award Contest Honorary Mention
  • Announced during winners showcase on podcast

Entry fee is $25.00 

Submissions Deadline: January 15, 2017
Finalists announced: February 7, 2017
Winners announced: February 14, 2017
**Finalists and winners are notified via the email they entered with as well as in a featured blog post on ATAI and on a special podcast on those days.

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Reviews and Judging
Books are assigned to Authors Talk About It reviewers and the review and area ratings and overall number of stars will be emailed to the author (or representative) within 4-6 weeks after submission. Ratings range from 2-5 stars.  Anything less than 3 stars is written as a critique with helpful comments as well as pointing out the positives of the book.  Though we do not give 1 star ratings, the reviews are honest and when necessary, are meant to offer constructive criticism.
Star ratings are based on the following areas: 
  1. Appearance – cover, chapter headings, images/illustrations, etc.
  2. Plot/Concept – consistent tone, clear theme, etc.
  3. Development – realism, smooth progression, organization, etc.
  4. Description of Scenes or Concepts – vividness, smooth transitions, etc.
  5. Grammar/Typos – well written or numerous errors
  6. Target Fit – good fit for the target audience
  7. Overall – an average of the above 6 areas
The staff of Authors Talk About It will select five finalists.  They will then make a final decision on winners after comparing the ratings in the six main areas and the overall ratings.   

What are you waiting for?  Enter NOW!
Good Luck.  Our team is looking forward to reading your books! 

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Slow Motion FREE from Sexy Challenges


Sexy Challenges has put Slow Motion available again for FREE on iTunes.  Now everyone can have a Sexy Challenge to try out in their relationship.  Plus we have included a free Mission Date Night Adventure to double your pleasure.  
Sexy Challenges are sacred and sensual experiences for lovers. Allowing them to connect in a physical and spiritual way. With the believe that sex and intimacy is part of your spiritual path we can relax and enjoy the passion that flows between lovers.  
Slow Motion allows you to simmer down a bit and enjoy the process leading up to the wild passion that will follow.

Also included is a free copy of the Mission Date Night Adventure - Sensual Art

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Star Wars - Bloodline



WITNESS THE BIRTH OF THE RESISTANCE

When the Rebellion defeated the Empire in the skies above Endor, Leia Organa believed it was the beginning to a lasting peace. But after decades of vicious infighting and partisan gridlock in the New Republic Senate, that hope seems like a distant memory.

Now a respected senator, Leia must grapple with the dangers that threaten to cripple the fledgling democracy—from both within and without. Underworld kingpins, treacherous politicians, and Imperial loyalists are sowing chaos in the galaxy. Desperate to take action, senators are calling for the election of a First Senator. It is their hope that this influential post will bring strong leadership to a divided galaxy. 

As the daughter of Darth Vader, Leia faces with distrust the prospect of any one person holding such a powerful position—even when supporters suggest Leia herself for the job. But a new enemy may make this path Leia’s only option. For at the edges of the galaxy, a mysterious threat is growing. . . .


Friday, June 24, 2016

The Story of You



We are all put on this earth for a reason, and it’s to be the best YOU! The Story of You is for the Doers of the Dreams who are ready to escape from the land of mediocrity once and for all. On this exciting journey, Mark Minard shares his own story of early heartache and bad decisions—and how those experiences left him trapped in anger, fear, and mediocrity. But his continued search for answers and solutions also led to his discovery that he was not trapped—he had a choice. The Story of You dives deep into Mark’s adventures into the unknown in an adventure about discovering and living out your big WHY! In it Mark shares his personal playbook of how he elevated his mindset with faith-building thoughts, and manifested his dreams to the next level and beyond. This is not a theoretical doctrine; rather, this book gives you real-life applications from within the trenches describing how Mark has formed his own principles of success:
  • It’s okay to be terrible on the way to being great.
  • At the root of indecision is fear. 
  • A little bit of insanity + incredible faith = great entrepreneurs and leaders
  • Your ”limitations” are your best weapons.
  • Failure is a necessary step on the way to success.
  • Change your mindset, and your circumstances will follow.
  • Knowledge + understanding + application = power
Are you ready to take your dreams, your leadership, and your life to the next level and beyond? It’s time to set sail into the uncharted waters of the unknown, and discover. . .The Story of You!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Castrofax


The Castrofax (The Father of the Fifth Age Book 1)


Gabriel never expected Princess Robyn to show up at his manor after word of her sudden disappearance. Because of his remarkable talent in wielding the elements, however, he is appointed her protector until she can take the throne, but word of his magical power slowly spreads to untrusting ears. 

Imprisoned because his abilities constitute a threat, Gabriel fights for his freedom as Princess Robyn is forced to fight for her throne. 
Only through learning the true meaning of strength can either of them be saved, but all power comes with a cost.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Big Magic

What I am reading right now!

Big Magic
Creative Living Beyond Fear

The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller

Named a Hot Fall Read by USA Today, Vanity Fair, Newsday, O Magazine, the Seattle Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Mashable, Pop Sugar, and the San Antonio Express-NewsNamed a Best Book of the Year by Brainpickings and Book Riot

"A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious.” —PopSugar

From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of
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Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work,  embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

My Sister's Grave



Tracy Crosswhite has spent twenty years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarah’s disappearance and the murder trial that followed. She doesn’t believe that Edmund House—a convicted rapist and the man condemned for Sarah’s murder—is the guilty party. Motivated by the opportunity to obtain real justice, Tracy became a homicide detective with the Seattle PD and dedicated her life to tracking down killers.
When Sarah’s remains are finally discovered near their hometown in the northern Cascade mountains of Washington State, Tracy is determined to get the answers she’s been seeking. As she searches for the real killer, she unearths dark, long-kept secrets that will forever change her relationship to her past—and open the door to deadly danger.

Monday, June 20, 2016

I Will Teach You To Be Rich



At last, for a generation that's materially ambitious yet financially clueless comes I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Ramit Sethi's 6-week personal finance program for 20-to-35-year-olds. A completely practical approach delivered with a nonjudgmental style that makes readers want to do what Sethi says, it is based around the four pillars of personal finance— banking, saving, budgeting, and investing—and the wealth-building ideas of personal entrepreneurship.

Sethi covers how to save time by not wasting it managing money; the guns and cars myth of credit cards; how to negotiate like an Indian—the conversation begins with "no"; why "Budgeting Doesn't Have to Suck!"; how to get things rolling—for real—with only $20; what most people don't understand about taxes; how to get a CEO to take you out to lunch; how to avoid the Super Mario Brothers trap by making your savings work harder than you do; the difference between cheap and frugal; the hidden relationship between money and food. Not to mention his first key lesson: Getting started is more important than being the smartest person in the room.


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Forever In The Keys - 5 Star Award Winning Book




Forever in the Keys is the second book in Miki Bennett’s Florida Keys Romance series.
It was just a few months ago that Abbey Wallace, a twenty-eight-year-old illustrator and graphic designer, attended a wedding in the sunny Florida Keys. After taking a side trip to Key West, she instantly felt at home in the city full of creativity and friendly people. So she impulsively decides to move to the island to pursue her dream of becoming a professional artist. 

As Abbey settles in and makes new friends, she’s challenged by her fifty-five-year-old neighbor Josie. While Abbey is determined to break past Josie’s disagreeable attitude, friendships come easily for her at her job at a web design and graphics firm. Especially with a wonderful, handsome man named Zach Isler, who is definitely interested in Abbey as more than a friend. 

Forever in the Keys follows Abbey through life’s ups and downs as she works toward her artistic goals, forges new friendships, and struggles to face the growing feelings for her coworker Zach.


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Speaking Kind Words - Improve Your Relationship With Heartfelt Words



Relationships suffer greatly when partners no longer speak kind and loving words to one another. Saying the same words over and over, day in and day out, can become common place and those once powerful words lose some of their potency. In fact, do you remember the phrase, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me?” That really isn’t true. Not only can words hurt, but so can the lack of kind and loving words. Husband and wife team, Rob and Janelle Alex, share with you a method to bring back and even add new loving words to your relationship. Following the approach presented in Speaking Kind Words will improve and bring a new outlook to your relationship.


Friday, June 17, 2016

Me Before You



They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

A Love Story for this generation and perfect for fans of John Green’s The Fault in Our StarsMe Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?


From the Trade Paperback edition.


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Maybe Baby




Imagine finding out you could never have a baby with the man you love... 
Expat American Laney Halliwell finds out the hard way when Niklas tells her he had a vasectomy before they met and isn't interested in reversing it. Why should he? They've got his kids from his first marriage and an enviable life in Stockholm. 

What if you fell in love in the most unexpected way...? 

But Laney wants more. So when a friend suggests she look into an alternative sperm bank in Copenhagen to find a potential father for her baby, things don't go exactly as planned. Especially when Laney meets Mads and finds herself falling in love. 




Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Making Marketing Easy For Authors


One of our greatest pleasures is helping Authors promote their books.  The one thing we hear over and over from authors is that the marketing of their books is the hardest part.  Well we have several ways to help you in this process.  Check out the links below and see how many great ways we have to help you!!!!


Plus here our the Fiverr gigs to help out also.




Book Marketing just got a lot easier!!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Conversation Startes



Do you ever just sit there staring at the television? Or, do you just keep shoveling food in your mouth to avoid talking? When the two of you were first dating you most likely couldn’t stop talking. You always had something to share, something to chat about.  

It is true that after the newness of our relationship wears off we often find ourselves only talking about the bills, what we want to eat for dinner, and that the dog needs to go for a walk. We already know so much about each other what more is there to say? Right? Wrong!

Conversation Starters from the Spiritual to the Sexual gives you 100 different things to talk about. You no longer have to sit in silence and wonder what you might say to one another. Rob and Janelle Alex have compiled an intriguing list of conversation starters just for the two of you. Not only are the suggestions fascinating, but the photos are remarkable. You can download it and take it with you wherever you go.  
What are you waiting for? Get your copy and get talking. 



Monday, June 13, 2016

Authors This Has To Be In Your Marketing Plan



Headtalker is one of the most amazing ways to get millions of eyes on your product, service and business.  However, this platform is definitely under used with it's huge ways of getting your message in front of people that you would normally not be able to reach.  

Lean how you can borrow other people's social media accounts with their permission and reach their audience.  In my Udemy course I teach you how to use this process over and over again.  

No matter what area of business you are in you can improve by using Headtalker.   Authors can promote their books, musicians can support their latest works, coaches can present their areas of expertise to millions and the list goes on and on.  

Don't waist anytime take this class on Udemy today and start using Headtalker tonight.  

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Authors Talk About It Book Award Contest


Okay if you are an author this is the contest you need to be in.  Authors Talk About It on of the premier podcast about literature has crafted their first contest.  This is one contest you cannot pass up as an author.  

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Venom Hustle - The Predator Has Become The Prey



Imagine every vampire story you’ve ever read, or watched on the big screen. Now imagine all those on steroids.
Venom Hustle is an epic series of stories that takes the reader through every emotion a human (or a non-human) can possibly have. Venom Hustle by Diallo Frazier (of 52 Blocks fame) is sure to have you imagining images as dark and sinister as one can possibly have.

“Diallo Frazier is at his absolute best in this creative
book that is a perfect combination of supernatural
instinct, imagination, creativity, ambition and will to
survive. He reminds the world why the revitalization
of fiction books can have such a mind opening
impact on the reader. This is a must read!”
– Ludacris
Grammy Award Winner

“Diallo Frazier finds a way to give a fresh twist to the
world vampire stories.
Looking forward to the next one!
– Larenz Tate
Screen Actors Guild Award Winner

‘Venom Hustle – The Predator is the Prey is a refreshing look at an old age vampire story with a new age edge. This intriguing tale has lots of page turning action, blood and the gore that vampire lovers can’t get enough of.”
– Queen Brown
Best Selling Author