Saturday, January 31, 2015

***Poetry Spotlight*** Emily Dickenson

***FLASH GIVEAWAY*** Rise of the Flame

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

My First Travel Book **Blog Tour** #Giveaway

My First Travel Book 

**Blog Tour** 

& Giveaway

Are you ready to take to the skies?

Captain Frankie welcomes you on board.

Come join the adventures of Captain Frankie and the Angelic Airlines flying angel as they travel across the world to some of the most popular, entertaining, and educational places in the world. Captain Frankie is waiting for you to book your ticket, safely stow your bags, and open your eyes to the beautiful places created for all of us to visit in My First Travel Book. 

What the Reviews Say

ChristophFischerBooks "Chris"
"My First Travel Book" by Anna Othitis offers a wonderful way to teach young children about famous and beautiful places of our world.
A short illustrated page on several cities and sights in Africa, Europe and the US explains the significance of the places and then asks questions so you can see if the children still remember.
It's a great way to learn, Othitis has carefully composed the pages to make them fun and entertaining as well as educational.
It is books like these that made me decide to make travel my profession, which is was for 15 years. Othitis brought back my excitement of those days and I am sure she will have the same effect on her readers, young and old.
The production values of the e-book are amazing.

Caryl McAdoo "Christian Novelist / Simon & Sc...
The wonderful little book MY FIRST TRAVEL BOOK: ANGELIC AIRLINE ADVENTURES is one children from the ages of 4 or 5 all the way to 11 or 12 years old will have fun reading (or hearing it read). The little ones will enjoy the illustrations and poetic text and the older ones will really learn so much about all the great destinations in MY FIRST TRAVEL BOOK: ANGELIC AIRLINE ADVENTURES by Anna Othitis! And it'll have an international appeal!

Anna gives such informative information, and I can't believe she rhymes it, too! And the questions will get the little ones thinking about their adventures around the world in a 'learning' sense. It's great for children about to travel and for those who don't get to really go. Even I learned a few things reading it to my grandson! Definitely made me hanker to go to the places I've only heard about. The author has been blessed to travel the world over and is so sweet to share her travels in this way.

Meet the Author - Anna Othitis

Anna Othitis lived and was raised in the beautiful land and country of Zimbabwe, Africa (home will always be home. She left all of her life long memories, endless charity work and good people behind vowing that she will continue supporting the needy children in her land Zimbabwe, Africa and beyond. After traveling long and short distances from the East coast to the West coast twice she and her family eventually found their sense of belonging and final settling destination in New Jersey, USA.

Her husband George, sons Johnny, Elia and Frankie encouraged her to write her first children's book titled "My First Travel Book", inspired by Frankie (Captain Frankie), who is graduating from his Masters degree in Aeronautical Science and beginning his career as a professional pilot. Anna's favorite saying is "Be Bold Be Brave".

She was inspired to write her children's books with a vision to link up the children Africa and of the world on Angelic Airlines to so many beautiful places of interest and popularity on our wonderful planet Earth with all its beautiful some natural and some man made creations and resources. One of the beautiful natural wonders featured in her books is in her birth land of Zimbabwe "The Mighty Victoria Falls" All of her books educate our children and widen their scope of interest in the amazing surroundings, creations and nature to appreciate and look after our environment for many generations still to come.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Shadow Of The Dragon **Book Feature**

YA Dystopian Book Feature

Shadow of the Dragon

Title: Shadow Of The Dragon
Author: Kyra Dune
Genre: YA Dystopian Fantasy

Micayta’s world has long been gripped in the thrall of an endless winter that grows worse with the passing of time. Life is a constant struggle. Then catastrophe strikes the small town in which she lives, thrusting Micayta and her brother Pytaki alone into the snow laden countryside. To keep herself and her brother alive will take all the strength that she has.
Then a mysterious stranger appears to complicate matters. Tech has an amazing story to tell, but is any of it true? Old wounds and betrayals make Micayta slow to trust, but without Tech she and her brother will never make it across the countryside alive. Through bandits, wolves, and snowstorms, the three struggle their way to the city of Phadra. But the real danger lies within the city walls, where Micayta becomes a player in a deadly game with a dark-eyed mage.
Nothing is what it seems.
As the truth unravels, Micayta finds herself drawn into a struggle much bigger than she ever dreamed. Choices must be made and sides taken. But the question of who to trust is one not easily answered. Micayta will have to open her heart and find a way to let someone else in, or the flames that destroyed her home will consume the world.


     A shadow drew Micayta’s eyes to the sky and for a moment she could only stare up in confusion at what seemed to be a large cloud floating slowly by. But as far as she could remember, there had never been clouds at night and certainly none so large, hanging so low over the rooftops.
     Then a building almost directly across the street exploded in a ball of flames, raining debris down on the street. Micayta stumbled back with a cry, the sudden sight and sound shocking her out of her stupor. She turned to run down a narrow alley between two buildings.
     Pale moonlight glinted off crimson scales.
    Another explosion rolled through the night and Micayta lost her footing on a patch of ice. She went down hard on the frosted ground. Her knee cracked against the ground and she cried out. For a moment, she lay panting with her face pressed against the ice. The scent of charred wood came to her on the wind, mixed with another, fouler scent that she could not place. Holding her knee, Micayta rolled over on her back and looked straight up into the face of a nightmare.
     Two long, black horns curved back from a reptilian face covered in crimson scales; sharp spikes ran all down a serpentine neck that was mottled with a faded shade of orange; clawed feet gripped the edge of the bakery roof; two leathery wings cast a dark shadow over the alley. The dragon’s black eyes gazed at something over the rooftops, seemingly oblivious to Micayta’s presence below.

About The Author

Kyra Dune was born in Oklahoma, but spent most of her life travelling with her family. She is the author of more than twenty fantasy novels, including: Shadow of the Dragon, Elfblood, and Firebrand. As a child, her favorite stories were those that told of ordinary children being whisked away to magical lands. She has yet to find her own secret wardrobe or rabbit hole, but she hasn’t given up the search. You never know what might be waiting over the next rainbow.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Top 10 Reasons We Love Firefighters **Guest Post** by, Normandie Alleman

Guest Post by, Normandie Alleman

Thanks for hosting me today. Who doesn’t love a firefighter? These brave men are our quintessential heroes, and women love them. But what makes them so irresistible?

Top 10 Reasons We Love Firefighters

  1. Firefighters are strong – both physically and emotionally.
  2. He performs heroic acts on a daily basis. You can count on him.
  3. Men are sexier in uniform.
  4. Firefighters run into burning buildings. He’s unlikely to flee when the going gets tough.
  5. He can literally sweep you off your feet.
  6. They constantly put others’ needs above their own.
  7. He probably knows how to cook.
  8. Everyone you know will approve, including your parents.
  9. Firefighters protect people. He’ll make you feel safe.
  10. Have you seen the CALENDARS?!!

Twenty-four-year-old Charmaine Bainbridge appears to have it all—beauty, fame, and tremendous wealth—yet behind all the glitz and glamor hides a sad little girl who has been abandoned by every man she’s ever loved.

When firefighter Hunter Baldwin saves Charmaine from a fire in her penthouse apartment—a blaze started by her own carelessness—he’s appalled by her nonchalant attitude. Forced to carry her to safety, he throws her over his shoulder, but not before correcting her behavior with a well-deserved spanking. Something about Charmaine arouses him deeply, and it isn’t just her gorgeous looks. This girl needs to be firmly corrected and thoroughly dominated, and a part of Hunter demands that he be the one to take her in hand.

Though he’s used to charging into burning buildings on a daily basis, Hunter knows taming Charmaine’s wild ways may prove to be his greatest challenge yet. Undeterred, he takes on the role of Charmaine’s daddy dom in hopes of breaking down her defenses and healing her wounds. But can she bring herself to open her heart to him, or will she remain the lonely little rich girl forever?

Publisher’s Note: Poor Little Daddy’s Girl is the third book in the Daddy’s Girl series. It incorporates characters from the first two books in the series, but it is a stand-alone novel. This book includes spankings, sexual scenes, BDSM content, and more.

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Coming soon to Blushing Books!

You can watch the book trailer for the Daddy’s Girls Series, Books 1-3 here:

Author Bio: 
A former psychologist, Normandie has always been fascinated by human behavior. She loves writing quirky characters that are all too human. Fiber arts, baking, and Pinterest are a few of her favorite pastimes. She lives on a farm with a passel of kids, an adorable husband, and a pet pig who’s crazy for Red Bull.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Victory: A Brooklyn Love Story


A Brooklyn Love Story

Victory is a talented and gifted pediatrician living in Atlanta Georgia.

Despite her successful career Victory's past seems to be standing in her way when it comes to finding love. When the love of her life shatters her trust by cheating, marring and starting a family with someone else, Victory decides to avoid Brooklyn and any ties to that betrayal. 

Frustrated and unable to trust her decisions in men, Victory falters time and time again when faced with opening up to the possibility of love. 

But when a tragic accident forces her to return home, 
Victory suddenly finds herself in the arms of the man she could never truly stop loving. Will Victory falter beneath the passion she still holds for this man or will fate force her to love someone whose been worthy of her trust all along. Indulge in an adventurous and gripping love story as Victory learns that true love is always Victorious when pitted against deception and lies.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great love story December 31, 2014
By Elaine
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Just got the book this morning couldn't put it down. Finished it and wanted more. I can imagine everything going on. Love those crazy chicks she throws in now and again. Her imagination is off the charts. I don't know how she thinks of this stuff. Can't wait for the next one. I have all her books and loved all of them.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Rise of the Flame Half-Price Sale and Release Day Celebration

Rise of the Flame 

Half-Price Sale 

and Release Day Celebration

Rise of the Flame is alive! It's live on Amazon! Who is ready to celebrate with me? 

We are not only celebrating its release, but how amazing it is that Rise of the Flame made three bestseller's lists within the first 12 hours of publication. 

Holy moly! To celebrate I am offering this 120,000 + epic fantasy novel for HALF-PRICE...and a GIVEAWAY!

Book Blurb:
From international bestselling author, K.N. Lee comes Rise of the Flame, an epic beginning to the Eura Chronicles. 

There are six races, four realms, and one human girl that can bring them together in peace...or war. Lilae has been hunted since the night of her birth. She is the only heir to the human god's throne. 

For centuries the races have been separated by an ancient barrier. Now that the barrier is crumbling and vanishing, the races are once again pitted against one another. 

For years Lilae and her surrogate family have avoided the dangerous Shadow Elf that hunts her. All of their years of training seem lost when Lilae is captured and enslaved by the emperor of an enemy race. Or is it? Through every hardship and moment of torture, Lilae finds comfort only in the strange man from her dreams. 

On the other side of the world, Liam leads his army of Tryan’s across the realm to protect his people from Shadow Elves that are invading his land now that the barrier is broken. With his best friend, his betrothed, a fairy, and a specialized order of soldiers, he sets out on a journey to find a grand weapon that can aid him in this inevitable realm war. 

The plan seems clear, until he dreams of Lilae, while Lilae falls for the emperor that made her his slave. 

**Bonus Material** 
Chapter One of Night of the Storm: Book Two of the Eura Chronicles

Rise of the Flame's History and Acknowledgements

Rise of the Flame was the first book I’ve ever written. It started as a short story that I typed on my mother’s typewriter when I was eleven years old.
How it has grown!
Throughout the years my dreams have shaped Lilae and Liam’s world, and unique creatures and powers began to seep into this world. With each passing year that I added more and more chapters, Lilae began to be shaped by my experiences, insecurities, and dreams.
While a powerful being that is faced with saving the world, I believe that she is the most like me in many ways. From a girl in my dreams and daydreams, to a character put before the world, Lilae is a cherished being that I have long loved and looked to for solace. Writing her story has helped me through the toughest times.
When my home was broken into, and my laptop was stolen with the only file that I had of Lilae’s story, I almost lost the desire to write. I’d lost years of work, and entered a six month depression that made it impossible to even pick up a pen and paper or open a file on my computer. It was Lilae’s incessant reoccurrence in my dreams that gave me the courage to get over the pain of having lost her, and to start the entire book from scratch.
I must say that starting over was the best thing I’ve ever done. I may have lost thousands of written words, but Lilae’s story was engrained in my mind. And so, the story morphed into the epic trilogy that I present to you today.
Throughout the years many people have encouraged me and gave me the strength to pursue my dream of becoming an author. I must thank my family for always supporting my writing. My mother always encouraged me, and my grandmother introduced me to the incredible world of fantasy, and my younger brother was always there to let me read my stories to him.
Thank you to my beta readers, Melinda Metz, Carrie Enders, Jacqueline Pfhal, Julia Fe Chala, Zachary Katz- Stein, Erica Li, Victoria Duncan, Caridad Ortiz, and Kenichi Kamihara. Thank you to my editor, Ann Wicker.
Special thanks to my amazing artist, Jennifer Munswami of JM Rising Horse Creations, and my fairy god- mother, Colleen M. Albert, The Grammar Babe. It is with the help of these incredible individuals that I present to you, Rise of the Flame

Author Bio:
K.N. Lee is an award-winning author that resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. When she is not writing twisted sales, fantasy novels, and dark poetry, she does a great deal of traveling and promotes other authors. Wannabe rock-star, foreign language enthusiast, and anime geek, K.N. Lee also enjoys helping others reach their writing and publishing goals.
Her works include, The Chronicles of Koa: Netherworld, Dark Prophet, Rise of the Flame, A Gifted Curse, Wicked Webs, Empty Your Heart, Pixie Dust, and the paranormal collection of short stories, Thicker Than Blood.
Author, K.N. Lee loves hearing from fans and readers. Connect with her!

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Psychic Storm Book Release Party **Hosted by The Book Nymph**


Ten Dangerously Sexy Tales of Psychic Witches, Vampires, Mediums, Empaths and Seers

Join The Book Nymph for a fantastic book release party celebrating ten bestselling authors in the new bundle, "Psychic Storm!"

There will be games, contests, prizes, live Q&A, and a ridiculously awesome grand prize!!

Ten books. Ten internationally bestselling authors. Ten different tales of sexy psychics, empaths and seers who solve crimes, fall in love, make magic and fight to save the world.

Over 2,000 pages of extrasensory reading await, with three brand new, original novels and over 1,400 5-Star Reviews for the rest!

RSVP on Facebook!

From Bestselling Author, HEATHER TOPHAM WOOD –– NEW REVELATIONS –– Life should’ve been perfect. Kate Edwards won the heart of police detective Jared Corbett and is coming to terms with her psychic ability. Things are blissful—until the day she meets Declan Brayden. Kate doesn’t trust the damaged and arrogant seer, but knows combining their abilities would allow her to help more people. When visions of a missing fitness instructor turn into a race against time to save her life, Kate might have no choice. HEAT LEVEL: 2

From Bestselling author, APRIL AASHEIM –– ARMAND –– "Never trust a warlock…” Before Maggie Maddock and her sisters returned to Dark Root, Oregon, a generation of witches and warlocks reigned over The Council -- 13 men and women devoted to holding back the dark they believed would eventually end the world. This is the origin story of Dark Root's most notorious warlock: Armand. HEAT LEVEL: 2

From USA TODAY bestselling author, DALE MAYER –– TUESDAY’S CHILD –– What she doesn't exactly what he needs. Shunned and ridiculed all her life for something she can't control, Samantha Blair hides her psychic abilities and lives on the fringes of society. Against her will, however, she's tapped into a killer--or rather, his victims. Sam knows she must go to the authorities, but will the rugged, no-nonsense detective in charge of tracking down the killer believe her? HEAT LEVEL: 3

From bestselling author, JESI LEA RYAN –– JUST A LITTLE NUDGE –– Marley Sexton never aspired to be a stripper. But it’s the only job that puts a dent in her mother’s medical bills. It’s also the only job where she feels justified using a little talent she calls nudging. But JC Moreno figures out Marley may have taken the nudge too far. Marley’s not big on trusting people, especially a man with a gun, a badge, and a story that doesn’t add up, but maybe they can work together to both get what they want…if they don’t end up dead. HEAT LEVEL: 3

From NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author DEANNA CHASE –– HAUNTED ON BOURBON STREET –– Jade loves her new apartment—until a ghost joins her in the shower. When empath Jade Calhoun moves into an apartment above a strip bar on Bourbon Street, she expects life to get interesting. What she doesn't count on is making friends with an exotic dancer, attracting a powerful spirit, and developing feelings for Kane, her sexy landlord. But when the ghost moves from spooking Jade to terrorizing Pyper, the dancer, it's up to Jade to use her unique ability as an empath to save her. HEAT LEVEL: 4

From bestselling author, MORGAN HANNAH MACDONALD –– SPIRITS AMONG US –– WHAT HE SEES WOULD SCARE YOU TO DEATH. Cajun bad boy and ex-FBI profiler Jon-Luc Boudreaux is in Paris hunting a serial killer. That's nothing new, neither is being haunted by the victims, but watching the murders through the killers eyes, now that's something new entirely. Jon-Luc is on the hunt for the most diabolical killer he's ever encountered, and Angela Henderson, fashion designer, is next on the killer's list. HEAT LEVEL: 4

From bestselling author, JC ANDRIJESKI –– LONDON –– If there was ever a race-traitor job, this was definitely it. Revik arrives in London with a new job, a new home…and new people watching him, seemingly more than he has helping him watch the Bridge, a holy warrior hidden among humans to keep her safe from dark Seers called the Rooks. Meanwhile, in San Francisco, Allie has no idea that she’s the Bridge…or even that she’s a Seer. Then she meets Jaden. HEAT LEVEL: 4

From bestselling author, JORDAN CASTILLO PRICE –– AMONG THE LIVING –– Victor Bayne, the psychic half of a PsyCop team, is a gay medium more concerned with flying under the radar than making waves. He hooks up with handsome Jacob Marks, a non-psychic from an adjacent precinct at his ex-partner’s retirement party and it seems his luck has taken a turn for the better. But then a serial killer with a gruesome M.O. surfaces--and no one agrees what he looks like. HEAT LEVEL: 5

From NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, C.J. ELLISSON –– VAMPIRE VACATION –– Meet Vivian. She's a 580-year-old vampire who exudes sex, has a talent for drama, and is passionate about two things: her human husband, Rafe, and their resort for the undead. Her ability to project physical illusions creates the perfect vacation spot—a dark, isolated Alaskan hideaway where visitors can have their wildest fantasies come true. The powerful vamp is put to the test when she discovers a corpse in a locked guest room minutes before the next arrivals. HEAT LEVEL: 5

From bestselling author, HAZEL HUNTER –– TOUCHED –– In the world of Isabelle de Grey, eyesight isn’t the only way to see. When she touches objects and people, she looks into their past. But her gift is equal parts curse. She has yet to find the lover who can accept the brutal truth of what she sees. Isolated and rejected, she is ready to leave Los Angeles and abandon her career when she meets FBI profiler Gavin “Mac” MacMillan. Thrown together when the daughter of a mutual friend is abducted, Isabelle discovers that Mac could be the man who won’t push her away. HEAT LEVEL: 5

Monday, January 5, 2015

How to Start an Author Platform #writingtips

How does one start building their author platform? This is one of the most important steps an up-and-coming author can make in their career. 

I suggest starting work on your author platform before you even get published. 

Why? Well, many agents and publishers appreciate an author that has already started the hard work of getting their name out there.

But where does one begin? All of this can sound like a foreign language, but it is really quite easy, and fun!

Here are a few tips to get you started:

•Start a Facebook author fan page 

•Start a Twitter account and become an active user (tweeting, retweeting, and sharing your posts and interesting posts about your craft)

•Start a blog

Let's take a moment to talk about this. An author that I'm mentoring asked, "What would I blog about?"

Well, let me tell you a story.

My first book, "The Chronicles of Koa," started out as a web series on my blog. I wrote a chapter each week, and promoted my posts on Facebook and Twitter. After each post I had a surge of overwhelming interest in the series. Friends and strangers from all over were commenting and looking forward to the next installment.

Next thing you know, I had enough content to complete a book and it is now a bestseller around the world. Use your blog to display what you love: writing, book reviews, poetry, etc.

Blogs are important, and fun! Use them to your advantage and to gain notiriety in the writing community. Another great use of your blog is to post guest articles and blog tours.

Now, back to our list.

•Become an Ezine expert by writing articles on what you know (writing, art, crafts, movies, etc)
•Create a YouTube Channel where you can video blog about your experiences as a writer, what drives you, and what obstacles you have encountered.
•Start a Pinterest account and share your blog posts there
•Get on Google Plus and share your  Facebook fan page and blog posts.

All right. That sounds like enough to get you started! Enjoy this time, and remember that what you do from here on will be out there for the public to scrutinize, so make every post represent you in a positive light.

K.N. Lee