Tuesday, July 26, 2016

JJ DiBenedetto's Top 10 Favorite Authors!

JJ DiBenedetto's Top 10 Favorite Authors!

It’s always hard to narrow down a list of my favorite authors – how do you limit a lifetime of reading to just ten names?  But I’ll give it a shot – in no particular order, and if I did this list next week, it would probably look very different:

Stephen R. Donaldson – the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant are something of an acquired taste, but I love them.
J.K. Rowling – I don’t think I need to explain anything about her, do I?
Frank Herbert – and not just for the Dune series, either.
Mark Helprin – this is primarily for one book, “Winter’s Tale.”  Which is, hands down, the best book I’ve ever read.
Nick Bantock – I loved the “Griffin & Sabine” books, but his other work (especially “The Venetian’s Wife”) is great, too.
Terry Pratchett – another name that requires no further explanation.
Rainbow Rowell – her books are almost TOO honest; I couldn’t reread “Eleanor and Park” because she did far too good a job of transporting me back to high school, a place I never, ever want to go back to.
Katharine Kurtz – the Deryni books are just amazing.
Alastair Reynolds – I’d call him the master of “hard” science fiction today.

Julian May – the Pliocene Exile books are one of my favorite works ever.

★ ☆ ✰SYNOPSIS★ ☆ ✰

Jane Barnaby had everything going her way.
Now she finds herself in a desperate fight for her life.

Jane had it all: a prestigious internship at theMuseum of Natural History, a fantastic Upper West Side apartment, and the esteemed duty of helping plan her best friend's wedding.

A casual lunch with her friend's controlling fiancéset off alarm bells, and sends her digging into his dark and mysterious past.

When her search for answers leads Jane and heron-again, off-again boyfriend to the English countryside, they are thrown into a suspenseful quest. As they uncover secrets dating back to World War 2, search for priceless art treasures looted by the Nazis, and fight off the thieves who will kill to get those treasures for themselves, Jane is faced with a question:will they discover the truth, or lose their lives?

Embark on a fast-paced travel thriller by bestselling author, J.J. DiBenedetto that is perfect for fans of Clive Cussler. http://amzn.to/2afu6ML

J.J. DiBenedetto is author of the Dream Series and the Jane Barnaby Adventures (second in the series is coming this summer) and lives in Arlington, Virginia with the love of his life and a white cat who rules the roost. 
His passions are photography, travel, strong coffee and of course writing. 

Mr. DiBenedetto is devoted to writing books with a sense of mysticism to entertain and perhaps invite his readers to suspend belief in a way they might never have.
Since he was very young boy, he has always been intrigued with the supernatural and things that can't always be explained.
By always asking way too many questions, it piqued his interest to the point of setting his writing off and running when he grew up! All the curiosity building up all those years were finally getting put into words to captivate readers. And it hasn't ended. His main goal is to share all the stories he has inside, putting pen to paper . And that's how the Dream Series was born.

Mr. DiBenedetto welcomes queries and feedback from his loyal readers. You can email him at jamesd@elevendayempire.com or at his website www.writingdreams.net .

The next Jane Barnaby Adventure will be ready soon and he's anxious to hear what you think!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Top 7 Questions I Get Asked by School Kids by, Christopher D. Morgan

 Top 7 Questions I Get Asked by School Kids by, Christopher D. Morgan

Not long after I published my first novel, I started visiting schools and talking to students about being an author, my book and the writing process. It’s a great way not only to build an audience but also to help inspire the next generation of talented writers. Each presentation involves at least one questions & answers session. Here are some of the more persistent questions I get asked and how I respond.

1. Who is your favourite author?
I tend to find answers that will resonate with the audience. There are some particular authors in the world of non-fiction that I like, for example, but it wouldn’t necessarily make for a great discussion with kids of the age I typically present to. My go-to answer in this instance is JK Rowling. I cite her not necessarily for the quality of her writing, which I make no judgments about either way. I explain that it’s more because of how instrumental she was in encouraging a whole new generations of youngsters to pick up a book and read. Of course, I absolutely loved the Harry Potter books also, so that’s another really good reason to go with JK.

2. Where do you get your ideas from?
This is perhaps the most frequent question I get but, as I explain, it’s also the hardest one to answer. The reason for this is that I can’t actually pinpoint exactly where my inspiration comes from. The best I can give is that it comes from thin air. I do explain that there are aspects of my life that have influenced or otherwise have made their way into my writing. For example, I have a Brother that’s somewhat sarcastic and belligerent. One of the characters in the Portallas series is also somewhat sarcastic and belligerent. Coincidence?

3. What do you like most about writing?
This question comes in various other forms also, like ‘Do you enjoy writing?’ I do like writing and I tell the students this. However, I’m also honest with them and explain that there are times that I find it hard or frustrating. If I’m stuck on a scene or chapter or don’t know where to go from here, I tell them that it can sometimes take a while to overcome that form of writer’s block.

4. Where do you get your animal names from?
The really great thing about Forestium: The Mirror Never Lies and other books to come in the Portallas series is that they are rich in flora and fauna. Weird and wonderful creatures abound throughout the novels. To get the kids active and involved with the presentation, I play a game where I invite a number of volunteers up to the front to hold up large printed cards with the animal illustrations. I then have a number of cards with the animal names on them and they have to guess which animal name goes with which animal. It’s a lot of fun and often one of the highlights of the presentation. I talk to the students a little about where the names come from and also how they evolved. For example, the Raetheon, which is a majestic white bird, started off life as a Flap. I explain that birds flap their wings and so I just went with the word Flap. Similarly, the Razorfin, a fast-swimming but very dangerous fish with a jaw full of sharp teeth, actually began life as a Snap – because it snapped its jaws closed to bite you. I look for names that are somehow associated either with what the animal looks like or how it behaves or I just give it a name that somehow ties in to the theme of the novel. Forestium is a heavily forested environment – hence we have Wood-boar, Wood-wine, Liquorice moss, Twiggling broth and various other ‘wood-like’ names that can be found throughout.

5. How many books are you going to write?
I love this question. It’s one of those markers that indicate that I have their interest. Although everything is always subject to change, I generally say that I’m expecting there to be either six or seven books in this particular series. I’ll typically then give a bit of a teaser about what the next book might be about. Each book in the Portallas series sees the same main characters embark upon a new adventure or challenge. However, the series is slightly different in that each book represents a new world and is set in a totally different environment. Forestium is set in a heavily forested environment – hence the word Forestium – but the next book is called Archipelago. I always leave this explanation with the cliff-hanging question ‘What sort of environment do you think that book is set in?’

6. Is writing hard?
Sometimes, when this question is asked, I can almost taste the frustration in their voice, as they recall their own frustrations with writing. I remember back to when I was that age. For me, writing was indeed hard and something I didn’t particularly enjoy. It didn’t help that I had terrible handwriting and there were no keyboards for us in those days. This is where one of my inspirational tangents comes in (I have several in my back pocket that I whip out at opportune moments). I’m honest with the kids. I tell them that writing can indeed sometimes be hard. However, it can also be immensely rewarding and worth pursuing. There’s another interesting parallel that I draw at this point. I’ll talk about my relationship with my editor. He’ll take something I wrote and return it to me with lots of red pen all over it. I try to explain that this isn’t the editor telling me I’ve done something wrong – rather he’s drawing attention to where I can make improvements. I tell the kids that if their teachers give them an assignment back to them, and it has been marked with lots read pen, not to get discouraged. This isn’t the teacher telling them they have done something bad – just their way of pointing out where improvements can be made. In other words, it’s showing that the teacher actually cares. Once you get over the hurdle of being hurt by constructive criticism, there’s a world of benefits awaiting for you.

7. What did you think when you saw your book published?
My presentations tend to be high energy and I can very often let a lot of emotion come through. This can be quite intoxicating for the audience and they can feel like they are on the ride with me. I love getting questions like this one, as it means I can simply draw on my own personal experiences and those are the easiest questions to answer – I just have to be honest and say what I feel. I can readily recall exactly how I felt when I held my published book in my hands for the first time. There’s really nothing quite like it and I do my best to convey that to the kids.

Christopher Morgan is an author, blogger, IT Manager, graphics artist, businessman, volunteer and family man living in Melbourne, Australia. Much of his time is spent volunteering for his local community. He creates visual learning resources for primary school children, which are marketed through his company Bounce Learning Kids. He is also involved in local civics and sits on various community & council committees.

Christopher was born in the UK and grew up in England’s South East. At age 20, he moved to The Netherlands, where he married Sandy, his wife of 28 years. Christopher quickly learned Dutch and the couple spent 8 years living in the far South of that country before they moved to Florida in 1996. After spending 7 years in Florida, Christopher and Sandy sold their home and spent the next 2 years backpacking around the world. Christopher has visited around 40 countries to date.

Whilst circumnavigating the globe, Christopher wrote extensively, churning out travel journals. He and Sandy settled back in the UK at the end of their world tour, where their two children were both born. In 2009, the family moved to Melbourne, Australia, where they now live.

FORESTIUM is Christopher’s debut novel and is the first in the PORTALLAS series.

A magical world.
Joshua—a young woodsman—finds that his life is on the line, as he attempts to navigate through the magical world to find the truth about his father. He and his companions will need to use all their cunning to stay alive and avoid the dark forces of the Goat.
A mysterious truth.
Despite the tales of his father having died in a skirmish with another tribe, Joshua's dreams are telling him otherwise. The young man yearns for the truth and decides to enlist the help of his village elder to guide him. Armed with little more than the cryptic musing from the ailing elder, Joshua sets off to find the Oracle with his best friend and an imp, who is travelling the land to find others of his kind. It isn't long before they stumble into a beautiful and ingenious young woman who is herself on a journey of discovery.
Dark forces.
On the way to the Oracle, Joshua comes by some curious magical artefacts. An evil and malevolent creature of the underworld known only as the Goat learns that Joshua has possession of some of the magical orbs needed to open the Portallas, a permanent gateway that links worlds together.

Travelling through fantastic landscapes, the four travelling companions meet strange people and creatures alike, and must use all their cunning and ingenuity to find the remaining magical orbs. Will Joshua find all the magical artefacts needed to open the Portallas and free his father?

This Young Adult Fantasy Adventure is the first in the series filled with adventure and a coming of age story that will resonate with fans of epic quests and magic. 

Friday, July 15, 2016

An Interview with Bill Leibowitz

An Interview with Bill Leibowitz

Happy Friday! We have a very special guest. With over 700 reviews on Amazon, Miracle Man has been captivating thriller fans around the world. Today, we chat with the author, Bill Leibowitz.

Where are you from?  
  I live in a small village in Eastern Long Island called Quogue.  It’s about 85 miles from New York City.
What inspired you to write your first book?
I wrote Miracle Man for a few reasons.  One was that I wanted to create a believable modern day ‘super hero’ who is an ‘anti-celebrity’.  I thought that such a person could be inspirational when contrasted with the meritless celebrities that dominate media today (e.g., the reality TV stars who are famous for being famous, but have no real talent).  I think that the cult of self-centered “non-entity celebrity” has undermined our social fabric and created a very bad example—particularly for kids. The protagonist in Miracle Man, Robert James Austin, is an antidote to this. 
I also wanted Miracle Man to be the vehicle within which I could get readers thinking about certain issues that affect us all.  One of the powerful forces fighting Robert Austin is “Big Pharma” which views him as their enemy since he cures diseases and thereby makes many of their “cash-cow” drugs obsolete.  In short, Austin is bad for their business.  Like Austin, I find it incomprehensible that virtually no major disease has been cured in over 50 years.  How can that be the case when so much money has been spent over the decades on research?  Simply put, there’s a lot more money in treating symptoms than there is in curing diseases.  Austin realized that Big Pharma has no interest in curing diseases.  It just wants to keep on selling expensive symptom treatments –and as we know, many people are on expensive ‘medication maintenance programs’ for years, sometimes for life.  Austin wanted to change that.  I think people need to start questioning Big Pharma on many fronts –from the price of drugs -- to why there aren’t more cures.

Do you write full-time or part-time? How do you balance your writing life with your family/work life?
I write part-time.  It’s difficult to fit writing in between family responsibilities and my work life as a lawyer, but I love to write and I grab the time where and when I can.

What are your current projects?

Miracle Man has done quite well.  Amazon named it as one of the Top 100 Novels of 2015 and it’s been an Amazon Best Selling Thriller and on the Amazon/New York Times Best Seller list.  This has given me the confidence to write a sequel to Miracle Man.  I’m about half-way through writing of the sequel –and it will surprise readers in many ways. I’m very excited about it.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

I have to say that I’m pleased with Miracle Man and I really wouldn’t change it.  There are quite a few passages that still have emotional impact for me when I go back and read them.  I think one of the most satisfying things a writer can do is to write something that can elicit an emotional reaction from a reader.  Some writers can do that all day long.  I can’t –but when I get it right it’s an amazing feeling.

How do you overcome writer’s block?

That can be hard!  The way I do it is by re-reading a few chapters that I’ve already written in the book I’m working on –and that usually gets my imagination flowing.  At the end of the day, I think one just has to force oneself to sit down and begin to write --- it may come out well –or subsequently be discarded, but you have to develop the discipline of writing.
What was the most fun part of writing your book?
Doing research to make the plot believable turned out to be a lot of fun and quite challenging.  Because of the plot line in Miracle Man, I needed to do extensive research in two areas: (1) the nature of human intelligence (particularly genius), and (2) diseases, treatments, attempted cures—and the medical/scientific methodology relevant to formulating cures. Regarding #1 – I researched the lives of actual geniuses so that I could understand how genius manifests itself at various ages –and the behaviors often attendant to genius.  Because Robert James Austin (the protagonist in Miracle Man) has an intelligence that is unique in human history (i.e., 10X that of Einstein), I extrapolated from my research and “pumped up” various things about Austin so as to reflect his extraordinary abilities.  So while I highly magnified elements of Austin’s behavior and thought processes –they are grounded in documented realities.  Regarding the medical/scientific aspects of the book, I didn’t want to ask the reader to take giant leaps of faith when reading Miracle Man, so I knew that in order for the story to be credible, it had to have a plausible scientific foundation for the ways in which Austin invented cures and the way that the cures worked.  At the same time, however, I was mindful that I had to minimize the science so that it didn’t bore the reader.

What was the hardest part of writing your book?

Writing romance scenes that would pass muster with my wife and daughter!

Do you have any advice for other writers?

I would advise any writer to be very demanding on himself or herself and set high standards and not “settle” or take the easy way out.  I’d also suggest that an author seek the criticism of close friends every five or six chapters as he or she is in the process of writing and re-writing. Finally, I’d suggest that the author engage a professional editor.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

One of the underlying themes in Miracle Man is the sanctity of each and every human life.  As the story of the protagonist, Robert James Austin, unfolds throughout the novel I think the reader will appreciate that one can never predict the ramifications of one person’s death.  Robert Austin should have died as a new born, but he was saved in the most unlikely of manners; he then went on to change the world in extraordinary ways.  His life was not expendable.  We all are bombarded every day by statistics of death –how many people died in the latest war, or from famine, or epidemic or other manmade or natural cataclysm.  People’s lives are jumbled together by the media as meaningless numbers.  But what I want the reader of Miracle Man to think about ---is the individual.   That’s why Miracle Man begins with the quotation from Scriptures – “To destroy one life is to destroy an entire world, and to save one life is to save an entire world.”

What do you think about e-publishing versus technical publishing?

I’m a big fan of e-publishing but I must say that it still feels terrific to hold a printed copy of your book in your hands.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Probably some place in the Caribbean on a beautiful quiet beach.

William R. Leibowitz has been practicing entertainment/media law in New York City for a number of years.  He has represented numerous renowned entertainers and many entertainment and media notable companies.  William has a Bachelor of Science degree from New York University (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and a law degree from Columbia University.
William wrote Miracle Man because of its humanistic and spiritual messages and because he feels that in our current times--when meritless celebrity has eclipsed accomplishment and the only heroes are those based on comic books, the world needs a real hero--and that, of course, is Robert James Austin, the protagonist in Miracle Man.


The victim of an unspeakable crime, an infant rises to become a new type of superhero.  Unlike any that have come before him, he is not a fanciful creation of animators, he is real. 
So begins the saga of Robert James Austin, the greatest genius in human history.  But where did his extraordinary intelligence come from?
As agents of corporate greed vie with rabid anti-Western radicals to destroy him, an obsessive government leader launches a bizarre covert mission to exploit his intellect.  Yet Austin’s greatest fear is not of this world.
Aided by two exceptional women, one of whom will become his unlikely lover, Austin struggles against abandonment and betrayal.  But the forces that oppose him are more powerful than even he can understand.  

“Miracle Man” was named by Amazon as one of the Top 100 Novels of 2015 and one of Amazon’s Top 10 Thrillers for 2015.  It’s been an Amazon Best Seller, and a winner of a national Best Thriller award. 

I’m looking to do this tour in order to maintain and increase visibility, momentum and sales. The book has almost 650 Amazon reviews with a 4.3 overall rating.

Miracle Man has a website:  miraclemanbook.com



Saturday, July 9, 2016

Recommended Fantasy Reads!

Recommended Fantasy Reads!

Fantasy of Flight is the highly anticipated second title in The Tainted Accords. 

Praise for Fantasy of Flight - "Her characters are vivid and believable and readers cannot help but be drawn into the story." - AmiesBookReviews 

My veil is gone and I need it back. 

Stuck in the lethal Outer Rings of Glacium, I must fight to survive. And not just that; my true identity must remain the gravest of secrets. No one can find out I’m the Tatuma of Osolis - the princess of their enemy world - especially now I know why I’ve been veiled my entire life. 

I have to believe I can do it, because only then can I continue the search for Prince Kedrick’s murderer and navigate my way back to King Jovan’s castle. 
Has my mother refused Jovan’s peace offers and declared war? Do my brothers and Aquin know I’m alive? Who are my enemies and who are my friends? 

Nothing is certain. Though…if I think about it, nothing has been certain in a long time. 

A witch’s curse. A world-ending prophecy. A daring rescue mission. Don’t miss the heart-pounding finale to Calla’s story! 
On the run from the Guild of Guardians, Calla Larkenwood and her team of fellow outlaws plan a daring rescue operation into the Seelie Court itself. As if that isn’t enough to keep them busy, the power-hungry Princess Angelica has begun preparations for a horrifying prophesied spell that will forever change both the magic and non-magic realms. 

When Calla is blindsided by an unspeakable tragedy before the rescue can be carried out, she struggles to remain focused on her mission. She believes she’s reached her lowest point—until a witch reveals the final blow: she has cursed Calla’s magic. With time running out, can Calla save the one she loves and stop the prophecy from being carried out before the curse claims her life? 

Perfect for fans of The Mortal InstrumentsUnenchanted, and Graceling. 

Even the Spirit Knights could not see THIS coming...

Sixteen-year-old Claire wants her father back. His death left her only memories and an empty locket. After six difficult years in foster care, her vocabulary no longer includes "hope" and "trust". Everything changes dramatically when she encounters Justin, a Spirit Knight restlessly hunting dangerous ghosts that devour the living, rides into her path on his magical horse and takes her under his wing. When an evil spirit threatens Claire's life, she'll need Justin's help to survive.

A fun and absorbing adventure tale full of humor and magic!

No one, including Claire, believes she can be a Spirit Knight, even when all signs show she is ready to become one. This is because Spirit Knights has been a boys club for over a thousand years. Worse yet, Claire will have to dive into the hair-raising ghost-hunting job before she gets full access to the Knights’ order. Fortunately for her, she has Justin as her privet tutor. With the help of his sarcastic horse and saintly wife, he’ll teach her the finer points of the job. Add in a little luck and they both might survive long enough for her to learn it all.

Could she bear the Knights' mark on her soul? Everybody knows that Girls Can't Be Knights!

Girls Can't Be Knights is a magical and unique adventure story that will touch your soul and raise your spirit!


"I have hidden all my life. I will hide no longer." 

Arianwyn is a peasant girl who wants nothing more in life than to disappear and be safe. Attacked in the village of her birth, she runs away and finds refuge in the forest. When she accidentally bonds with a dragon, she is launched on a course that will bring her to the attention of the king himself. 

Rael is the king of a vanishing Totem—the dragons. His dragon is the last known of its kind in his kingdom. With war looming on the horizon, Rael must choose a bride who will help him protect the kingdom and keep the nobles satisfied. 

Together, Rael and Arianwyn learn what it means to hope and trust again when all seems lost.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Laguna Beach: Lost in Laguna (Kindle Worlds Novella)

Laguna Beach: Lost in Laguna

 (Kindle Worlds Novella)

The rich girl from Laguna Beach. 
The Yorkshire boy who stole her heart and went off to war. 
A love story that knows no boundaries. 
 Isla Maxwell wanted nothing more than to return home after a bitter break-up. With her parents disowning her, she has no one to turn to but her best friend in Laguna Beach. A fresh start is all she needs, and time to mend her broken heart. 

What she didn't expect was to return at the same time as Garrett Thorne--not only her first love, but someone she believed to have died while on active duty in Afghanistan. His return sparks a passion she never thought could be rekindled. While once lost and without hope, can they both face their inner demons and fears and finally find themselves again...this time, together?

From award-winning #1 international bestselling author, K.N. Lee comes a steamy contemporary romance with deep emotional themes.

ISLA RAN FROM THE parking area and across the empty beach toward the water, snatching her cover-up off as Garrett chased her.
In a pink bikini, she screamed and laughed when she glanced behind her to see that he was right on her heels. She quickened her speed, the hot sand burning the soles of her feet as Garrett left his flip flops behind and took off his shirt.
She splashed across the shore and dove into the ocean once she could no longer feel the bottom, the rush of cool water swarmed around her.
She pulled her long brown hair from its ponytail and dove into the water. She smiled as Garrett followed her, reaching for her legs as she swam away.
When he grabbed her left leg and tickled her foot, she emerged from the water and gasped. She laughed into the air, closing her eyes against the bright sun that beamed down on them in the still crystal clear ocean. Life was perfect when they were together.
“Okay! Okay,” she said in between hysterical laughing as he continued tickling her. She ran her hands through his wavy brown hair and tugged at it. “You win!”
Garrett pulled her closer by her thighs and she wrapped them around his waist as he held her chest to chest in the water.
Breathless, Isla smiled at him, her cheeks reddening at how close they were.
“Say it,” he said, pressing his lips to hers.
Isla’s eyes closed as he kissed her. There was something about Garrett Thorne that made her forget her thoughts and words. Maybe it was the hint of a Yorkshire accent or the sexy tattoos that intrigued her. He was completely different from all of the other boys in Laguna Beach.
Her heart still raced from running but now melted as he let his hands lace into her hair.
“Say it,” he repeated in a whisper, holding her bottom lip between his teeth as his tongue traced her lip.
A shiver ran along her naked flesh and up her spine. She could feel his heart beating against hers as she opened her eyes. His olive green eyes peered into hers giving her butterflies.
Water dripped onto her lashes as she looked at him. “I love you too,” she said, her smile fading. The gravity of that statement slammed into her.
Isla didn’t say those words often. Her family wasn’t one for displays of affection of any sort, in public or in private, and the love word didn’t belong in their daily vocabulary.
So, saying it to the handsome young man that she’d been dating exclusively for most of her senior year scared her beyond belief. He scared her, but also made her feel things she’d never thought possible.
Garrett was different from the guys at her private school or the ones her father kept trying to set her up with. The Maxwell image was more important to her parents than Isla’s heart, and her heart belonged to a man who’s house cost less than her car.
Isla already knew that she’d give all of her wealth away to be with him.
He grinned and kissed her again. “Was that so hard?”
She clung to him, her arms around his neck. “Yes,” she said. “It was.”
“Why, Isla?” he asked in a whisper.
“Because love it dangerous,” she said. Her heart was open, more open than it had been since she was a child. She’d been hurt so much by her parents, boys, and the girls at school that she feared what someone as special as Garrett could do.
“Being in love makes you vulnerable. I don’t want to get hurt. Not by you, or anyone else.”
Garrett pulled away to face her. “I will never hurt you. You have to believe that.”
She tilted her head. “How do you know? You’re only nineteen and I’m about to turn eighteen. There are a lot of years ahead of us for you to hurt me.”
“True. There are a lot of years ahead for me to love and cherish you.”
Isla grinned. “You English boys and your poetic words.”
He chuckled. “Every word I say is true, and I’ll show you.”

“I’ll hold you to that.” Isla nodded, and pushed away, swimming back to shore.


K.N. Lee is an award-winning author who resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. When she is not writing twisted tales, fantasy novels, and dark poetry, she does a great deal of traveling and promotes other authors. Wannabe rockstar, foreign language enthusiast, and anime geek, K.N. Lee also enjoys helping others reach their writing and publishing goals. She is a winner of the Elevate Lifestyle Top 30 Under 30 "Future Leaders of Charlotte" award for her success as a writer, business owner, and for community service.

She is signed with BookTrope, Captive Quill Press, and Patchwork Press.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Holding on to Mrs. Right (Romantic Destinations, Book 2)

Holding on to Mrs. Right 

(Romantic Destinations, Book 2)

Book 2 of the Romantic Destinations Series 

Family feuds and love don’t mix. 

Twenty-one-year-old Ryan knows it’s only a matter of time before he is destined to take over the family wine business. The recent college graduate finds his best-laid plans thrown for a loop when he falls for the girl next door—who should be off-limits for more reasons than he cares to think about. 
Beautiful and intelligent, Francesca is a woman who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go after it. That is, until a long-running family feud threatens to keep her and the man she finds herself falling for apart. 

Francesca and Ryan find themselves in a web of duty, family, and love in this heartwarming coming-of-age contemporary romance by bestselling author, Debbie White. 

I currently live in beautiful northern California where the hills are dotted with vineyards and the rocky coast is nearby. The weather is usually warm and you can find me sitting in my backyard with a glass of wine during the summer or visiting one of the many wineries in the area. The views from some of these wineries are spectacular. Animal rescue is dear to my heart and I donate a percentage of ALL book sales to this very worthy cause. When you purchase one of my books you are also helping a furry friend with food and shelter while they await their forever home. 

Here are some fun facts about me that you may or may not know!

1. I married my high school sweetheart at the young age of 16 and we’ve been married for 40 years. I’ve known him since the sixth grade! I don’t recommend getting married this young, but 1975 was different.
2. I’ve lived in Panama, Germany and Korea. I’ve traveled to many more countries. I’ve lived in California, Washington, Maine, Idaho, Colorado, Texas, and South Carolina. I’ve traveled through many more.
3. I was born in a little town (it’s grown up a lot since then), and for a short time lived on a farm. My mom told me that I used to throw ripe tomatoes at the sheep.
4. I can’t remember a time that I didn’t have some sort of animal in my life. As a young girl it was a cat, dog, and hamsters. As an adult it was a cat, and dogs, and a huge fish aquarium. 
5. My goal after I retire is to travel to Ireland and Scotland – two countries I’ve not seen. In addition, I really want to do a European river cruise.
6. Animal rescue is dear to my heart. I donate a percentage of all my book sales to organizations.
7. I currently have two rescue dachshunds, Dash and Briar. You’ll see some pictures of them on my website.
8. I earned my Bachelors of Arts in Sociology in 2011. I graduated with honors, Magna Cum Laude. 
9. Writing is not something I’ve always dreamed of doing; however my love of books did spark my desire. 
10. My favorite job was working in a library on an Air Force Base in Texas. 

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