Busy Times

.Project Updates:

Twice Loved is with the formatter, if you happen to talk to my mom aka my formatter tell her to get with the program you’re waiting for it to release.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26624883-twice-loved

I hope all of you checked out the Dare to Shine Anthology.  Please consider purchasing this novel all proceeds are going to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation and each person involved in this product has donated their time to this very worthy charity.


Keep up with the latest Dare to Shine news!

Website: http://daretoshine.weebly.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/daretoshineanthology


Beyond the Edge book 3 of the Knight Series, I know a lot of you are highly anticipating this novel.  As I have started doing the rewrites on the rough draft and I making bigger changes then I even knew I would but I honestly prefer to give you the best book in this series yet…

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27413529-beyond-the-edge



HJ Bellus, The Next Step PR & The Hype PR have come together to create an awesome giveaway event!!!

Thank you so much for your interest in March Madness!!! We have some amazing Author’s participating and we’re positive that you will find some brand new favorites to add to your list!!!!

The first step of the giveaway is to let us know which books you would like to review for the month of March. You can select as many as you want, but please only select ones that you are sure you will read. Once your books have been selected, you will receive an email from thehypepr@gmail.com with a link to where you can download the title for free.

At the end of the month, you are to come back and fill out a new form with all the links to your Amazon reviews. We will be checking each link to verify that you have in fact read the book requested.

In order to keep things fair and to keep with the theme of finding new authors and books, you CANNOT use links to old reviews. All reviews must be from the month of March and part of the lineup.

At the end of the month, THE READER WITH THE MOST LINKED REVIEWS WILL WIN THE GRAND PRIZE of the Signed Paperbacks & Amazon Gift Card!!!!

So let’s get reading, have some fun and explore some new to us Authors!!!!


Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/125808061142695/





Dare to Shine launch cover



SUNDAY 22 MAY 2016





In August 2007, Sophie Lancaster was viciously attacked and later passed away from her horrendous injuries. The only reason she was targeted was because she looked different.

Now, authors from across the world have come together to present an anthology of stories inspired by the joy of individuality.  From science fiction and paranormal to fairy tale reimaginings, fall into a celebration of life and difference, all to benefit ​The Sophie Lancaster Foundation.







Keep up with the latest Dare to Shine news!

Website: http://daretoshine.weebly.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/daretoshineanthology





Registered charity number – 1129689

Website: http://www.sophielancasterfoundation.com/





  1. C. Hibbs

C. Hibbs has lived all her life in Cheshire, north-west England. A lover of stories from an early age, she wrote her first ‘book’ when she was five, and throughout school was a frequent visitor to the younger classes to read her tales to the children.

Living so near the coast, she loves anything to do with the sea. She studied Animal Behaviour at university and longs to work with marine mammals in the future. As well as nature and animals, she also has a soft spot for history, and loves paying visits to castles, cathedrals and museums. She also runs Elphame Arts; creating unique portraits in both digital fantasy and graphite mediums, as well as book and CD covers.

There are many things she could be without, but writing isn’t one of them. She carries a pen everywhere, in case an idea appears, and takes pride in still seeing the world as brimming with magic. Besides writing, she reads obsessively, her favourite genres being the classics and all kinds of fantasy. She enjoys Disney and horror films, practising Shotokan karate, drawing, archery, hiking up mountains, and playing with her very cheeky cat Millie-Moo. She also models for the UK Alternative Fashion Fest in aid of local charities and S.O.P.H.I.E., and is an avid supporter of WWF.

Website: http://www.echibbs.weebly.com/

Facebook: http://facebook.com/echibbs

Twitter: https://twitter.com/echibbs

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbjx3A43ygTUWxr3EyFjQTg

Instagram: https://instagram.com/e_c_hibbs/

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6571427.E_C_Hibbs

Elphame Arts: http://www.elphamearts.weebly.com/



Donna Milward

 Donna Milward lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with her troll and two cats. She is a proud old-school headbanger of 30 years who has always embraced her individuality with determined ferocity.  She loves Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Skinny Puppy, Sepultura, Rammstein and anything unique and abrasive…like her. Besides writing, she likes gardening, canning, and all things to do with cats, mythology and the paranormal.

Blog: http://www.earthtothoeba.blogspot.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/donnamilwardauthor

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/donnamilward


Mystell Oshay

Mystell Oshay is a 24 year old from Fife in Scotland. She started writing when she was nearly in her teens and always enjoyed reading books as a child. Her other hobbies include gaming and listening to music. She loves to escape reality and travel to other worlds and has even made her own world. Music inspires her to create things and gaming is a great pass time as well as writing to escape everyday life. She is an animal lover and has gerbils. Her favorite genre of book is fantasy.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MystellOshay



Rose Titus

Rose Titus works two jobs to support her writing habit. She exists somewhere in cold, dreary New England, with two manipulative cats and a very out of date Macintosh with which she creates horror and fantasy fiction. She also has a restored classic car to ride around while in search of adventure.

For travel she has stayed for the night in an allegedly haunted castle, has taken a boat ride on Loch Ness, and has visited the fabled Bermuda Triangle without getting lost.

Her work has previously appeared in Lost Worlds, Lynx Eye, Bog Gob, Mausoleum, Midnight Times, Blood Moon Rising Magazine, The Bugle, Weird Terrain, Descend, Wicked Wheels, The Dead River Review, and other literary magazines. Her novella Night Home has been published with Bathory Gate Press and is available with Amazon, Barnes and Noble.com and Smashwords.

​When she’s not writing or working or messing around with her old Buick, she waits by her mailbox for the next issue of Fortean Times to arrive.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorRoseTitus?ref=aymt_homepage_panel



Bobbie Palmer

Bobbie Palmer is a Delaware Author who is very involved in her local writing community.  She currently has three novels out and has short stories in two anthologies.  She writes Young Adult, Fantasy, and Murder Mysteries.  In addition, she has a full-time job, but in her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her family and reading.

Website: http://authorbobbiepalmer.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bobbie-Palmer/304444518542?ref=hl

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bobbie_palmer



Mari Brown

Mari has been writing as far back as she can remember. She spent most of her teen years writing short stories for her friends, it was a hobby for her even though she was published in the school newspaper.

She met and married her very own Alpha male 20 years ago and they have a 19 year old daughter, and two sons ages 16 and 15. They have 4 dogs and 2 cats. There is never a dull moment around the house. They live on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Alabama and are blessed to have a home on the river and to have the beach just 20 minutes away.​​

Over the years she wrote a few short stories in-between raising babies but it wasn’t until 2012 she decided she needed to pursue her dream of writing a full novel. It took a while but in January of 2014 her debut novel was self-published. There is always a story in her head and characters talking to her. She enjoys being able to share her characters with others.

Website: http://www.maribrownauthor.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maribrownauthor

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/maribrownauthor

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Mari-Brown/e/B00JND6YO6


Lilly Rayman

First and foremost I am a wife and mother.  I was born in England where I had a dream at the age of 14.  That dream was to chase cattle on horseback across the Australian Outback.

In 2008, I had the opportunity to follow that dream, and found myself travelling to Australia on an Outback working holiday, and I’ve chased cattle, on horse back, across the Outback.  I met my soul mate, whilst on my working holiday, married him, and we have two beautiful daughters, and I’m still loving life in Australia.

I love to read, much to my husbands dismay sometimes when I have my head metaphorically buried in the pages of a book (I mean, how can that be literal since the dawn of e-books?)!

I love fantasy, I used to take myself away from my nasty world of bullies and appear in some wonderful land of dragons and magic! Pern was my all time favourite hide out world, God bless Anne and Todd MacCaffery.

When I immersed myself in my fantasy worlds, I used to re-write the plots in my head, starring myself as some great, sword drawn character who wouldn’t give two hoots what the local bully thought! That eventuated in my actually writing down my own stories.

More recently I was inspired to start writing again, and I picked up on the whole craze of werewolf and vampire. I have had the most enjoyment writing AN UNEXPECTED BONDING, and the two books that will follow it!

Website: http://www.lillyrayman0007.wix.com/lillyrayman

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lillyrayman0007

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lillyrayman0007

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/lillyrayman0007

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/lillyrayman0007



MP Ashman

MP Ashman debuted in 2012 with Black Hollow, a fantasy fiction novella about Jessica Bannerly, a girl who believes herself to be far from special, until she is whisked away into a magical kingdom, where an ancient wizard believes her to be his only way of escaping a mystical prison. This was followed, a year later, by Black Hollow Part II, in which the wizard uses Jessica’s best friend Ciara, and her brother, Justin, to finally win his freedom.

In 2014, Ashman turned to science fiction, with the novella Time’s Child, following Nina Summer, a technophobic 21st century teen who discovers that the life she has is not the one to which she belongs.​

With The Water Tower, Ashman begins a whole new saga in the Time Twins science fiction series for young adults.

MP Ashman lives in Toowoomba with his family, including his cat, Prue.​​

Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MpAshmanAuthorNews

Time Twins: https://chaseandstaceyblog.wordpress.com/

Time Twins Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChaseandStacey

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mpashmanauthor

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-zCGbcvFP10eXt7p7IK9cQ



Allana Kephart & Melissa Simmons

Allana Kephart

Allana Kephart has been making things up and bending people to her will from a very young age. She loves animals and reading and spends a large amount of time thinking up ways to torment her characters. When not writing she can be found walking one of her many furbabies, working at a local pet supply store, or jamming out in her car. She lives south of Denver, CO with her six fur-babies.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.%20com/author/show/7376577.Allana_Kephart

Amazon: http://www.amazon.%20com/Allana-Kephart/e/B00JOVDOF4/ref=ntt_athr_dp_%20pel_1


Melissa Simmons

Melissa Simmons loves music, reading, her cat and her husband-not necessarily in that order, of course. She is obsessed with all things Disney, Supernatural (TV show) and comic book TVshows/ movies and doesn’t care who knows it. Her favorite superhero is Batman and she will defend his awesomeness to her last breath. When she isn’t writing and plotting, she loves to bake and spends her days helping other authors promote their work. She resides in upstate NY with her husband and their adorable cat.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.%20com/author/show/1639094.Melissa_Simmons

Amazon: http://www.amazon.%20com/Melissa-Simmons/e/B00JOLW9J6

Blog: http://melandlanawrite.blogspot.com/

The Dolan Prophecies: http://%20dolanpropheciesseries.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/%20MelandLanaWrite

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MelandLanaWrite

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/%20melandlanawrite/



Fiona Maher

Fiona Maher is the author of the dark fantasy The Last Changeling and also the ‘Horror in a Hurry’ series of novellas. She also co-organises The Legendary Llangollen Faery Festival and loves anything fae and fantastical.

Legendary Llangollen Faery Festival: http://www.northwalesfaeryfestival.com/

The Last Changeling: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Changeling-Enigma-Wars-Book-ebook/dp/B00B90EIRQ/

Horror in a Hurry: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Salem-Strategy-Horror-Hurry-Book-ebook/dp/B00RHW14AY




New Year… New Attitude

New Year… New Attitude

It’s been a long time since I published anything here on my blog or a book for that matter…It’s all been a whirl of madness in my personal life.  One thing after another,  I am thankful to say things are getting better once again.  I have lots of news even though I was silent I was still working quietly in the background.

FIRST:  Twice Loved is finally coming.  I don’t have an exact date yet but it will be this month… This book has been a labor of love from the first step to the last.  I chose not to hire anyone to touch this book.  I want it raw.  I have put a lot of myself in this particular story.  I hope that everyone will enjoy reading the second chance romance story  as much as I did writing it.

SECOND:  The rough draft of Book 3 in the Knight Series has been completed.  Beyond the Edge completes Kat and Cole’s wonderful love story.  Betas loved the raw story so it should really be one you will love reading once I begin the revision process followed by editing.  I know you want books sooner than I put them out but honestly I prefer putting out quality over quantity.

THIRD:  Book 4 of the Knight Series Outside the Edge has been started.  The Knight family is back but this time two different characters will be telling  their stories.  That’s right you will still get to hear what your old favorites are up to but from a different view point.  Whose story is this you ask?  This is Justin and Rachel’s story.  You will  meet Rachel in book 3.  I’m enjoying Justin and Rachel so far.

FOURTH: For those not aware I created a pen name a little over a year ago Kitten James.  I am in no way hiding or protecting my identity.  Kitten was created because her storytelling is going to be very different from what Mari writes.  Kitten will be introducing you to dark twisted tales that may not always have a fairy tale ending.  Her first book is currently in the process of being written as well.  King’s Jewel Book 1 of The Imperial Outlaws MC.  Get ready for the ride of your life when you meet King and Jewel.

You can keep up with Kitten  by liking her fan page on Facebook

FIFTH:   I decided I needed real help running the business side of writing.  The kind that can keep up with all the pesky little details, help with promoting my work and so much more.  I don’t have the money to hire an assistant to do this for me and would never ask anyone to do all I really need done for me for free so with that said I began talking to my husband who is really good at managing things.  Prior to becoming disabled he was in upper management. I’m hoping that his management skills will make things run smoother for me.  Better yet he supports me 100% and expects no pay …He just wants to see me succeed.  I was overwhelmed trying to keep up with the business side and creative sides both.  Welcome Randy to the Feisty Cat family!  He will be a huge asset to me in so many ways.  After twenty years together this man gets me in a way no other  ever will.  I love him to the moon and back and can’t wait until I have fully got him integrated into the Indie World.

#2016ismybitch #positiveattitude