Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Chapel of Eternal Love

The Chapel of Eternal Love: 

Wedding Stories from Las Vegas


Known for its lavish hotels and casinos, beautiful showgirls and sumptuous buffets, Las Vegas is home to an abundance of wedding chapels, where blushing brides vow everlasting love to their knights in shining armor. Follow Rosemary, the wedding organizer, and Buster, her dachshund with a nose for matrimony, as they guide you through the fictional stories of the Chapel of Eternal Love. Witness a Harley-riding love affair and a May-December romance. Meet a widow and widower who encounter each other at a cemetery and an Iraqi veteran and his anti-war activist bride. Walk down the aisle with two lost souls who find hope and a couple with differing religious backgrounds finding faith. Share the poignant, moving and occasionally humorous tales of the young and old, first-time sweethearts and long-lost loves. Discover the joys, sorrows and journeys that led each of them to the Chapel of Eternal Love.



Monday, February 27, 2017

Ghosts and Shadows


Ghosts and Shadows

(Detective 'Cadillac' Holland Mystery Series Book 3)


The oath Detective Cooter “Cadillac” Holland swore to defend his home against foreign and domestic enemies is put to the test when evil men from both sides of the border start a war on the eve of Mardi Gras, an election, and the first Super Bowl in Saints’ history. A shadowy operation has resurrected the blueprints for the classified operation that nearly got Detective Holland killed in Iraq, and now threatens his life again. When Detective Holland’s friends and family are also put at risk, he is forced to call upon the skills and mind-set learned as a Special Forces and Intelligence operative to keep the peace between local heroin dealers and a violent Mexican drug cartel, outsmart a defense contractor, and take on a loose-cannon Federal official out to cover the tracks of a deal gone bad to avert a bloodbath when New Orleans can least afford it.


Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Gilded Cage




Born to society and a life of privilege, Bertha HonorĂ© married Potter Palmer, a wealthy entrepreneur who called her Cissy. Neither dreamed the direction the other’s life would take. He built the Palmer House Hotel, still famed today, and became one of the major robber barons of the city, giving generously to causes of which he approved. She put philanthropy into words, going into shanty neighborhoods, inviting factory girls to her home, working at Jane Addams’ settlement Hull House, supporting women’s causes. It was a time of tremendous change and conflict in Chicago as the city struggled to put its swamp-water beginnings behind it and become a leading urban center. A time of the Great Fire of 1871, the Haymarket Riots, and the triumph of the Columbian Exposition. Potter and Cissy handled these events in diverse ways. Fascinating characters people these pages along with Potter and Cissy—Carter Harrison, frequent mayor of the city; Harry Collins, determined to be a loser; Henry HonorĂ©, torn between loyalties to the South and North; Daniel Burnham, architect of the new Chicago—and many others. The Gilded Cage is a fictional exploration of the lives of these people and of the Gilded Age in Chicago history.



Saturday, February 25, 2017

Sir E. Robert Smythe and the School Bully


Sir E. Robert Smythe and the School Bully 

(Sir E. Robert Smythe and the Galactic Safety Council Book 1) 


Nathan and Paul have a bully problem. Billy, the school bully, has chosen them to be the target of his aggression. Paul, along with Sir E. Robert Smythe of the Galactic Safety Council, discovers the root of Billy’s issues and strives to convince the bully to change his ways.

When Billy runs away from home, Paul goes after him. Billy’s dad, the cause of Billy’s anger, finds the boys and threatens them. They are rescued but not before each are injured and Billy’s dad escapes.

During their recovery they learn more about each other and face Billy’s dad once again. Can they overcome their differences and confront the bullying going on in their school before someone gets seriously hurt?




Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Book Contest


2017 ATAI Book Award Contest is a great place to share your books.  This year we have more categories, more promotion and more fun!  This contest has been called both affordable and exciting by many that enter.  The personal touch of this contest is something unique.  Come see why many are saying that the 2017 ATAI Book Is the best contest for Authors to be involved in. 


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Unholy




A young curandera, a medicine woman, intent on uncovering the secrets of her past is forced into a life-and-death battle against an evil Archbishop. Set in the mystic land of Aztlan, "The Unholy" is a novel of destiny as healer and slayer. Native lore of dreams and visions, shape changing, and natural magic work to spin a neo-gothic web in which sadness and mystery lure the unsuspecting into a twilight realm of discovery and decision. PAUL DeBLASSIE III, PhD, is a psychologist and writer living in his native New Mexico. A member of the Depth Psychology Alliance, the Transpersonal Psychology Association, and the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, he has for over thirty years treated survivors of the dark side of religion.



Tuesday, February 21, 2017

All You Need Is Love (And A Big Handbag)




When the most bookish, clumsy geek manages to bag the most handsome,
beautiful man on campus – the man that all the other girls would happily
have thrown their Kappa Kappa Delta sisters under the bus for – then it
can’t end well. But Maggie has beaten the odds and is ten years into her
marriage with Jack. However, the pages in the book of fairytales are
beginning to smolder and burn as she starts to question his fidelity.

Forced into action by her suspicions, and hindered by her over-sexed
mother and under-brained friend, Maggie embarks on a search for truth.
What she finds, however, is an adventure that throws her directly into
the claws of danger and will make her wish that infidelity was the only
thing she had to worry about.



Monday, February 20, 2017

Water



Cora Reed is haunted by the night her twin sister drowned. Seven years later, she’s still afraid of the water, and can barely keep herself from falling apart completely. The last thing that Cora wanted was to fall in love. But she couldn’t have prepared herself for Darrien Locke, the handsome swim instructor at Camp Crystal. Unbeknownst to Cora, they are already connected in unimaginable ways. Mysterious things begin to happen to her, plunging her into a whirlwind of danger and chaos. Only one thing remains steady…Darrien. But he’s not at all what he seems.

Darrien must help Cora discover who she really is, before a terrible power in the deep reaches her. To do that, Darrien must commit the ultimate betrayal. 

In a stunning reimagining of mermaid lore, Water is the perfect combination of suspense, mystery, humor, and romance. Its gripping tale of love and danger, combined with a terrifically detailed world below the waves, will have readers breathless and begging for more.




Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Latest and Greatest Kindle



Shemaron : A Beautiful Endeavor



Having a moderately successful business and two grown up children, Fiona thought her life was fairly settled. She was unprepared for the impact that her husbands purchase of an old fishing boat would have. Shemaron: A Beautiful Endeavour is the story of her growing involvement on a practical and historical level whilst dealing with the inevitable frustrations of renovating an old boat. The turbulent and intimate interaction between fishermen and the sea is often considered alongside personal observations made from the deck of the ring net boat Shemaron. Poetical prose and historical interludes are woven into accounts of voyages undertaken whilst she and her husband have enjoyed guardianship of this historical boat.



Saturday, February 18, 2017

Cosmic Chaos




This futuristic middle grade novel will take you on an exciting, time-traveling adventure from the moon to creation and everywhere in between!

Logan gasped. He needed to be in contact with the wrist remote when the program ended or ... I don't even know what will happen to me!

The Cosmic: Twelve-year-old Logan lives inside the Luna Biodome on the moon. Not only is the moon dust making him sick, it also sets him apart from the other kids. While Logan is inside his new robot's interactive program, his illness disappears and mysteries occur that he can't explain.

The Chaos: Logan meets an annoying yet undeletable program character named Amy. Their misadventures awaken him to a glitch-a secret that could return him to Earth to track down his missing mother. But only if Amy will cooperate before the moon's lockdown and before the robot destroys him.

This time-traveling science fiction story will grab young reader's attention ... from the garden of Eden to a futuristic moon colony, kids will be rooting for Logan and Amy to complete their mission!



Friday, February 17, 2017

No Pit So Deep




"5-Stars! Crisp, on-point, tantalizing, and very, very, entertaining." - Rabia Tanveer, Readers Favorite


Imagine you are a single mom walking into a theater alone on a rainy night, when three masked attackers attempt to abduct you. Imagine closing your eyes to say a desperate prayer, then opening them again to behold a stranger, a man with piercing blue eyes, a gray countenance and growly voice standing before you, raining fear upon your would-be abductors and disabling them with extreme prejudice. 

Then, imagine learning that your defender is Cody Musket, Houston Astros third baseman and a decorated US Marine who has shown up only because his game has been rained out that night. 

Brandi Barnes is a 24-year-old writer whose editorials against human traffickers have placed a price on her head. She falls in love, but soon discovers that Cody carries dark military secrets which are destroying him. 

What happened after his F/A-18 crashed in the Afghan desert? What events did the generals and politicians hide? How did he get his scars? Why does he never smile? She must learn the truth before it is too late. 

Cody tries to protect her from further assault, but she risks her life to save the only man she has ever loved. 

An unforgettable tale of honor, sacrifice and courageous love. Historical fiction containing real events. Heart-rending, tragic, funny, inspirational.



Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Homeport Journals - 2016 ATAI Book of The Year



Fleeing New York City and an abusive partner, would-be writer Marc Nugent finds work at HomePort, the Provincetown mansion of Lola Staunton, a fabulously wealthy recluse. Aided by an attractive-but-unattainable artist and an all-too-available cross-dresser, Marc investigates accusations of rape and murder that have estranged Lola from a childhood friend for more than sixty years. Past and present converge when a long-lost journal reveals tales of infidelity, adultery, and passion that mirror the life Marc has recently abandoned. When his ex-lover arrives in search of revenge, Marc must confront his past, his notions of family, and his capacity for love. Evocative, funny and heartfelt, The HomePort Journals will be to Provincetown what Tales of the City is to San Francisco. - William J. Mann Author, The Men from the Boys series. A cockeyed, full-hearted Provincetown fantasia, The Homeport Journals combines history and romance with a dash of wit and a firm belief that in some magical places there is always a second chance- for love and for art. -Heidi Jon Schmidt Author, The House on Oyster Creek

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Win Something Special from ATAI

Authors Talk About It is giving away at Fire HD 10" Tablet

In honor of their second year of their book award contest, Authors Talk About It is giving away this amazing Fire HD 10" Tablet.  No purchase is necessary.  It is a way they are saying thank you to everyone for supporting the contest and the authors that have been in the contest.  


Also share this link and put in #ATAIFire into the post and get an extra entry!  

Only available to US residents / Click Here for Complete Rules

Authors Do You Have Your Own Facebook Group?



Running a Facebook Group gives you something special.  It gives you authority, and allows you to dictate what your market/members will see.  Being a member of a Facebook Group is awesome and has many advantages but when you run your own Facebook Group those advantages are ten times better. 

This class will show you why you need your own Facebook Group.  I will also show you who else is benefiting from Facebook Groups.  Then we will dive into how to create your Facebook Group and how to support your group by getting members into your group.  
Now you can pretty much set your Facebook Group to automatically run but being active in your group makes you a super star.  The more active you are in the group the more you will get out of it.  

So if you are set to get started let's create your own Facebook Group!  

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Romance Novel Contest Winner


Click Above to get your copy!


and the other Finalists were...







Congrats to the winner and the finalists, and also to all those that entered.  We received so many great book that we are going to keep sharing in the days to come.  


The Spark (The Carolina Connections Series) (Volume 2)


The Spark (The Carolina Connections Series) (Volume 2)


*NEW STANDALONE ROMANTIC COMEDY*

When your back is against the wall, can you change the person life's experiences have molded you to be? 

Fiona Pierce is many things to many people. Dutiful daughter to her loving parents, fiercely loyal friend to her very tolerant bestie, half-assed employee to her laundry list of bosses, and dedicated fashion goddess and spreader of good cheer to the world at large. But Fiona is hiding something behind her irresistible smile - something she's determined to keep to herself. 

Mark Beckett doesn't do complicated. Saddled with lingering baggage from his childhood, Mark sails through life one girl at a time - with frequent gym breaks in between. He likes his life just how it is and doesn't see any need to change his work hard/play hard attitude. 

When an unexpected blast from the past threatens to turn his family's life upside down, Mark finds help in the unlikeliest of places - specifically the pint-sized princess who has a knack for pushing his buttons.  

Can you overcome your fears and embrace the happiness you might just deserve?
And, perhaps more importantly, can you really fall in love with someone who is so damn insufferable? 

Find out in The Spark by Sylvie Stewart.  

The Spark is the second book in the "Carolina Connections" series from Sylvie Stewart. Each book can be read as a standalone with a HEA. 

This book contains adult language and sexual content inappropriate for readers under 18.



Monday, February 13, 2017

Finding Karma



What happens when the boy you love is bigger than life and you feel a little lost in his shadow? I’ve never had a problem not being in the limelight. In fact, I prefer it. But I get lost somewhere in the mix, realizing I’m not the one making the important decisions. Hitting the road with an unlikely partner, I begin to discover things about myself that make me start to question my intended path, meeting people who influence me to change my course in life, even if it means losing part of my future. Improbable friendships. Selfish decisions. Broken hearts. A love that never fades. This is what happens when I find me…when I find Karma. This is a stand-alone coming of age, contemporary romance about a young girl’s journey to find herself and all the stages in between. **Intended for mature readers – contains sexual situations and language**


Sunday, February 12, 2017

All She Ever Wanted - 5 Star Romance 2017 Authors Talk About It Romance Contest


All She Ever Wanted: A Cedar Valley Novel




The last time she saw Jake was the day he broke her heart. She wasn’t about to make the same mistake twice. 

Twenty-eight-year-old Leah Adams is content with her life. Living with her best friend in the big city and working as a receptionist at the doctor’s office, she doesn’t allow herself much time to think about falling in love and starting a family.

Until the night her ten-year high school reunion not only brings her to Levy’s, but face-to-face with Jake. Leah is faced with feelings she cannot ignore. She has to make a decision that is in her best interest – no matter who gets hurt.

She’ll have to decide if risking another heartbreak is worth it for all she’s ever wanted.



Saturday, February 11, 2017

5ive : King's Court - Great New Card Game



5ive: Kings Court


We're almost ready to release 5ive to the tabletop game lovers at Kickstarter - but we need you to help us bring the court to life!  Thunderclap allows you to contribute your social influence by sending a one-time post. Just press the big red buttons to support 5ive: King's Court via Facebook and Twitter. It only takes 2 seconds, that's it! Thunderclap will automatically post a synchronized update around the world on your feed, along with other supporters, on March 1st (2017).


Tell me more about 5ive: King's Court
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5ive is a set-building game where players take turns attempting to foil the plans of their rivals by completing their own royal court. Players compete to complete a set of all 5ive card types by completing each of five actions.  Every action will impact another player, so strategy is critical.  A simple error in judgement could prevent you from completing your Court, allowing another player to take control and win the game!

In the King's Court, your role is to play actions that result in each of the members of your court (The King, Queen, Knight, Bishop and Rook) being in play. Each member of the court must complete a specific action before being added to the court, and multiples of any member can be added for security.


The game takes just a few minutes to learn, and a round takes from 10 to 20 minutes to play.




Origin Story
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The game mechanic was devised by Luke Wilkinson, and David Papp decided to help make it all a reality. The GameStax team had great fun playing the mechanics demo. We printed several sets of the single word cards and battled it out. Along the way - we found that likening our 5ivecards to a 'team' of some sort added to playability. Soon we were adding symbols and colors to ensure we had created the full set.

After a lot of searching we arrived at the King's Court. Using the home row of a Chess set for inspiration, the King, Queen, Knight, Bishop and Rook formed the core five - or 'the 5ive'.

We couldn't settle on just one theme for the first deck, so we hired a brilliant illustrator to devise artwork for all of the possible sets of 5 in the game. Zombies, Aliens, Cats, Elder Gods - you name it. And since each court is filled by one of the 5ive - your court will be different nearly every time you play!

Our upcoming Kickstarter edition features:

- A traditional Medieval Court
- Amazing Aliens
- Stunning Steampunk
- Cthulhu
- Atlanteans of the Undersea
- Werewolves
- Feline Shenanigans
- Dungeon Fantasy
- Robot Overlords
- Zombies
- and Superheroes!

GameStax has created successful Kickstarter projects before, with our Game Accessory UberStax - and we learned a GREAT deal from that experience. Production and Fulfillment are very different beasts, and we've taken that experience to heart for this project. 


Friday, February 10, 2017

What Lies Within



Evelyn Valentino, still halfway in love with her super-star ex-husband, meets James McMann, a handsome and charismatic builder in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Meeting him in a coffee shop, she is immediately attracted to him while her young daughter calls him "Mr. Stranger Danger." Swept away by James and his incredible charm, she is taken on a whirlwind courtship. Warned by her parents and friends to go slowly, she ignores them. Caught in his web he drops his mask and Evelyn discovers he is not the man of her dreams, but the hideous creature of her nightmares. Her only thought is of escape.




Thursday, February 9, 2017

Happiness Notes



Happiness Notes are basically sharing love.

By creating simple yet powerful simple notes, we can change the world.  Create more love, more happiness and more smiles.  We are looking for an army of Happiness Notes people to hand out as many happiness notes as we can in our world.  

Let's brighten up as many peoples lives as we can.  Together we can create a world that is full more love

Peace and Love, 
Rob Alex, Ph.D. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Passer



Eleanor Bouchard- a theater professor and acclaimed Shakespearean actress- desperately mourns the loss of her boyfriend, and on the anniversary of his death is summoned by a frightening apparition that propels her on a profound journey beyond anything she could imagine. As she begins to experience harrowing visions of a missing woman and unravels the mystery surrounding her disappearance, Eleanor discovers she possesses otherworldly powers that have been lying dormant within her, waiting for her to awaken.
While Eleanor struggles against her transformation, Daniel Archer, her former love, has troubles of his own. His wife has died tragically and now the famous actor, along with his precocious step-daughter, Amelia, finds sanctuary in Eleanor’s alluring home in River Mist, California.  
As their lives intertwine, Eleanor discovers a fateful connection to Daniel and Amelia, and begins to suspect that the haunting events that brought them together were quite possibly destined to be.