Charmeine rented a private beach bungalow at the Galley Bay Hotel. She swam in the ocean and enjoyed the warm sun and water. Because it was so clear, she could see right to the ocean floor.
Her throat was parched and needed something to drink. She decided to come in for a rest, but hated to leave the water. To sit was a bit tricky because her belly had grown bigger, so she carefully lowered herself down on the blanket. Charmeine rubbed her belly as Baby Hunter turned inside because hunger panged throughout her body. She grabbed the water bottle and drank the liquid down in seconds.
Since she arrived in Antigua, Charmeine was lonely and hungry. She left the castle in a rush and did not take enough money. Because of Tabbruis’ wealth, she did not want to use a credit card. He would be able to track her down immediately, and she needed time to think. However, she barely had enough for rent on the bungalow, but not for much else.
As Charmeine dried herself, she thought about Tabbruis. In her heart, she wanted him and remembered the happy days they spent on the castle’s private beach in Romania. Softly, she muttered with tears welling in her eyes, “Tabbruis, you would have loved being here as much as we do. Am I right, Baby Hunter? Daddy would have loved this?”
She felt the baby start to kick a lot. All of a sudden, she heard…
“I love being here with you, Charmeine, and Baby Hunter,” Tabbruis whispered.
Shocked and slightly on guard… she pointed her electrified hands at Tabbruis ready to defend herself. In a strangely calm way she asked with emphasis, “Are you, or anyone else, here to hurt my baby or kidnap me?”
“No, it is just me! I would never hurt you or Baby Hunter!” He regained his composure and confessed, “Please believe me, Charmeine. I came because I need to beg your forgiveness.”
His eyes said it all; she knew he said the truth.
Slowly, as if in a dream, Charmeine looked at Tabbruis’ body as the sun silhouetted it like he was an outer world being…an Angel. He was gorgeous. She could not help but rake her eyes over him. Tabbruis had a GQ Island outfit on with a tight t-shirt. She could see the muscles in his arms, chest and abs. He also had a pair of Banana Republic shorts on, which emphasized his powerful legs. His emerald eyes were in pinpoints with desire.
Her hands went down to the blanket to shift her weight.
He saw her adjust and pleaded, “Charmeine, do not run away from me. Please let me explain.”
“I’m not running anywhere,” she smirked. “I’m getting comfortable. If I stay in one position too long, I have to shift, because Baby Hunter will put pressure on whatever internal organ he or she is laying on.”
“May I touch…?” he asked, as he tentatively sat down beside her.
“Sure, Baby Hunter knows you are here, this is the most active he or she has been in days.”
Charmeine wore a swimming suit with a sports bra and boy shorts.
When he touched her naked belly, it felt warm with lots of kicks from Baby Hunter.
She blushed with his touch and had to admit it felt good to have his strong hand on her.
“I think Baby Hunter is giving me high fives,” he described. He smiled and laughed, “I do not know how it is possible, but you have gotten bigger, Charmeine.”
“Oh, it’s possible,” she responded with a grin. “Unfortunately, I’ll get a lot bigger before Baby Hunter makes his or her appearance.”
“I have missed this,” his eyes brimmed with tears.
“You missed me getting beat up inside by my own child?” she laughed and laid back on the blanket to rest.
Tabbruis chuckled, laid on his side with one hand under his head. His other hand was on her belly. “No, I missed this, Charmeine. Talking to you, having my hand on Baby Hunter, and looking in your eyes. There is nowhere else I would like to be.”
“I know you are telling me the truth. I see it in your eyes,” she sighed and gently confessed, “I have missed this too, Tabbruis.”
He lit up with a smile and sighed with a far off look on his face.
“Why?” She studied his expression and asked, “Why are you smiling?”
“I am remembering one of the first times you called me, Tabbruis. It melted my heart when you said it sweetly like you did just now.”
Fondly she pouted and remembered, “Ah yes, it was back at the Ritz-Carlton, and you were angry because we had the same dream. I said you should call the ‘Dream Police’.”
He started to laugh, and to his surprise, Baby Hunter jumped. “Did you feel that Charmeine?”
“Are you nuts?” She grinned. “Are you mental? I feel everything.”
He began to laugh, and the baby jumped up and down again.
“Baby Hunter likes it when you laugh, just like…like me, Tabbruis.” She rubbed side of her belly.
He stretched out his fingers, took Charmeine’s hand and put it on top of Baby Hunter under his. To his amazement, tendrils of light danced around both of their hands.
She yawned and closed her eyes.
“Charmeine?” and saw she was asleep in an instant.
He looked at the light which surrounded his hand, and it became soft with an occasional glow. He was so happy to touch her again, tears streamed down his cheeks.
Tabbruis pressed a gentle kiss on her forehead and said in a soft voice, “Though I was far away, you were in my heart Charmeine. You will always be with me, because you are the light in my dark soul. I am lost without your love. I was such a stupid fool and need you to forgive me.”
She did not hear his declaration, but Tabbruis felt her heart skip a beat.
Ahh, well Seditious is really heating up
things between our star-crossed lovers,
Tabbruis and Charmeine
We all need to do practice it.
It may hurt our wounds, but it cools our memory.
Lots of love,
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Let me preface by saying I love Misty Harvey!
She is without a doubt, a supportive and kind person, and I just love her! She is one of the first people I knew from Twitter, and we have been great friends since. She is also a wonderful author. I read her first book Creatures of the Damned and I LOVED IT! Of course you all know how much I love vamp books. Misty Harvey is a good Author and friend. Hope you enjoy the post – her new book is awesome!
Lots of love, Emily
Synopsis of Soul Reaper
Come take a wild ride with Eva and her friends. One where up is down, down is up. Left is right, and right is left. A ride where nightmares, and reality collide.
The only way to survive…remain sane in a world driven to see you fail.
Review of Soul Reaper
RATING: FIVE STARS
This is a fabulous read from start to finish.
The characters are believable, the story tantalizing the ending wow!!
The ending was truly unexpected. Each area of the book seems to have an end and a new beginning which was a new twist in writing for me. Usually one can anticipate the ending but not this time. Misty Harvey surprised me with her prowess with words and action. This book is so incredibly enjoyable I read it in two days.
I would have read it in one day but had to sleep. Misty Harvey’s SOUL REAPER is ten times her last book CREATURES OF THE DAMNED. I so would recommend this book as a really good read. I think YA/and all others would love this book especially with its twists. I truly cannot say enough great things about this book.
Character Interview with Eva and Jason from Soul Reaper
Welcome, welcome. Thank you so much for joining us here at Gnome City Entertainment. We have a great opportunity to sit down with lead actors Eva, and Jason from the book Soul Reaper. Thank you for joining us Eva and Jason. *interviewer shakes hands with both actors*
Eva: Thank you, it’s a pleasure.
Jason: Not a problem.
So, tell us a little about the characters you play in this book.
Eva: I play a teenage girl that struggles with who she is. She’s just been moved to a new town after the loss of someone important to her. All these things keep happening to her, and she begins to question her own sanity. Upon meeting these group of ‘friends’ my character starts to come to grips with her role in her own life, all the while wondering who she can trust and who she can’t.
That’s interesting, Jason?
Jason: That’s easy enough, I play one of the friends. My character would easily be cannon fodder during this whole thing if he didn’t have one special ability up his sleeve. The entire time they’re faced with all the trials and tribulations he is trying to master this special ability. He is the only true friend to Eva’s character, and stick close by her side, even if they have their disagreements. I don’t want to give too much away, but the way it turns out threw all of us for a loop.
Now I understand this book is a psychological horror.
Eva: Oh yeah.
Jason: I’d more call it more a mind screw.
*Interviewer smiles* was there one particular scene that scared you more than the others?
Eva: Just one, huh? *stops to ponder* that is a difficult question as I’m the lead. I’m constantly thrown into these frightening situations. I can name two that gave me nightmares for days. One would have to be the scene in the hospital bathroom. When they suited up one of the creative board members into that creepy girl costume, and I saw her placed in the scene to grab my leg, it terrified me. Also the scene in the library basement where I’m alone searching for town history. Our animatronics team did phenomenal there too.
Jason: *chuckling* Yeah, I didn’t envy you any of those scenes. They turned out rather well. Mine would have to be when we were run along the cave ceiling. Granted it was all filmed with these robotics running along the floor, and the camera the only thing turned upside down, but we had to hang onto them. It wasn’t the easiest scene to film at all, but they’d covered these robots in fake skin *shivers*. Needless to say, by the time they were finished with them they were a little too real.
One more question before we let you return to your well-earned vacation. If there is one thing you hope people take away from this book, what would it be?
Eva: Always believe in yourself. There will always be nay sayers, and people out there trying to knock you down, but if you believe in yourself you can accomplish anything.
Jason: You would go for that response. *chuckling* I would probably go with, never give up. No matter how rough the road seems keep pushing yourself.
Thank you for joining us over at Gnome City Entertainment. Stay tuned for more interviews by the cast later this month, and please enjoy the small clip from Soul Reaper by Misty Harvey.
*Video production starts the clip as the lights dim*
Eva sucked in air. Her hands gripping the bathroom sink behind her. Even the squeak of the abused hinges on the door reminded her of a horror movie. She tensed farther, until the door opened far enough a little old woman could shimmy out of the space with her large carpenter bag.
“Some of those doors are tricky. Mind yourself, Sweetheart, that you don’t get stuck in one,” the old woman’s voice cracked. She made quick work of washing and drying her hands before leaving.
“Stop being so jumpy, Eva,” she chided herself. Eva turned back to the mirror. The shattered glass distorting the view of herself. She stared at her reflection for a moment, the image of the room behind her grabbed her attention.
Black mold clung to the deteriorated walls. The paint lost under it all. Pieces of exposed cinderblocks showed. The bathroom stalls clung to the walls on one hinge. Metal doors lay on the floor or, skewed on the frame.
Eva stared at the ruin of the bathroom in the fractured mirror. Her eyes scanning over the details. An ashen face looked under one of the doors. The eyes were completely white. Long tresses of wet black hair covered parts of the face. The lips pulled back over yellow jagged teeth. Dirt clung to the skin, almost hiding the broken fingernails.
“Eva.” The voice slurped like it came from a drowned victim. Each breath sounded like water rattling in a chest.
It took Eva a moment to recognize herself in the girl peering under the door. The long arm reached for Eva’s ankle. Each finger was chilled, and she felt it all through her jeans. Bones squeezed her leg, no meat really left to the girl. She whirled around to fight the girl, and get out of there, but came face to face with the original bathroom.
Bio of Author Misty Harvey
I’ve always felt a certain draw to the night, and the creatures that live there. So writing about these beings has always been easy for me. That isn’t to say there isn’t always a certain level of mysticism in each experience. I’ve lived with the characters of my books, heard their tales, experienced their up and downs with them.
Now I share it all with you, my readers. Come join me in a walk in the moonlight. Let us experience a new way of life that occurs after sunset.
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My Tribute to our courageous
men and women
who died for our country…
From “Seditious” 4th Novel in “The Light-Bearer Series”
“Wait a minute. I have to ask, Tabbruis.
You and Dmitri served in the American Army through the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I, World War II, and Korea?”
Tabbruis’ head lowered and answered, “Yes, you see, Charmeine, Dmitri and I loved America and the values the Constitution of the United States afforded its citizens.
We live in Romania, but in our hearts, we feel like we are Americans because the sacrifice for freedom and honor is the greatest gift a man or woman can give to their fellow countrymen.”
She was in awe of the rich history and experiences he had.
Then, she thought how much death he had seen.
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Jack Wendell is a person with Down’s Syndrome and a Gold Medal Special Olympics runner! He is bit one night by a rabid vampire and the adventure begins there.
Jack finds there is a world that he never knew about but in books and that wasn’t even right. There are vampires who are human and then there are vampires who are alien called, “Pures.”
Now, the human vampires have a rule that any vampire which is mentally handicapped is put to death.
So, needless to say, Jack is on the run for his life from a merciless venerator, (vampire law-keeper) Damien.
What makes it more confusing for Jack is that Damien’s wife, Lilith, is the Vampire President!
She wants to save Jack but Damien wants Jack DEAD!
Now, Lilith is not all warm and loving… no way! She is just as twisted and ruthless as her husband, Damien. They have a small love and big hate relationship. Damien and Lilith are constantly one-upping each other. Damien with his mistress and Lilith with her covertly hiding Jack. The power-play between these unsavory characters was vicious.
Damien can’t get Jack so he calls in the “Big Guns” from Romania to catch him called Zetania! She is an accomplished venerator and very skilled to bring Jack in.
However, what Damien doesn’t know is that she is working on the slide for Lilith… How can Jack survive? Will he be able to change the world of human vampires? Will he make them accept him the way he is?
“Vampire Syndrome” by Daven Anderson is a ground-breaking and unbelievable vampire story.
I was taken aback at how he was able to actually capture Jack’s thought process so clearly. I have a brother who is mentally handicapped and the words and actions were so similar… it was like my brother was talking. I also thought Jack was the only hero of the book. The vampires were so twisted on either side and Jack was the only light to make both sides come together.
I was amazed by some of the action sequences because they were so well detailed and drawn out. Mr. Anderson’s writing is well-thought out and kept moving. There was something on each page of my Kindle that made you want to hit the arrow button to the other page. I was spellbound by “Vampire Syndrome.”
The point of view was textbook and easy to read. Mr. Anderson depicted word pictures that made my imagination fly. The characters were three-dimensional and fluid. Critically, I thought the book to be almost perfect.
Please be aware “Vampire Syndrome” has two versions one is YOUNG ADULT and one is EROTIC.
However, if you are a Paranormal Fan like me and want a pioneering, innovative and action packed vampire story, “Vampire Syndrome” is for you!
For this and so much more, I give Daven Anderson’s “Vampire Syndrome” a hearty five star rating!
Can Special Oympics champion Jack Wendell survive, now that he’s been turned into a vampire?
All Jack wants is to be accepted as a valued member of the vampire community. But he can’t do this when Chief Venator (vampire law enforcer) Damien Tepesh has ordered Jack to be killed.
Fortunately, Jack wins the respect of a powerful ally. Lilith Morrigan, President of the Vampires, hides Jack from the ruthless Venators and gives him a chance to prove his worth. But she cannot stop her husband Damien from targeting Jack.
Damien summons Romania’s Chief Venator Zetania Vinescu to Colorado to help him hunt Jack. Lilith over-rides her husband and orders Zetania to protect Jack from the Venators.
As Damien and Lilith battle over control of Jack, a new threat emerges. A space-alien Pure vampire has come to Colorado, specifically to kidnap Jack. Even if Damien and Lilith settle their differences, can they keep Jack safe from the Pures?
Interview with Daven Anderson
Please share about how in the world did you come up with the idea for “Vampire Syndrome”?
On June 13, 2009, I finished reading “Breaking Dawn.” I found the ending to be flat, and I thought, “I could write something better that that.” By the time I went to bed that night, I had the basic storyline and my four main characters (Jack, Damien, Lilith and Zetania) clearly defined in my mind.
“Vampire Syndrome” is so different from what I’ve ever read before. What was the thought process behind it? Did you have to do research into the condition of Down’s syndrome?
I have worked side-by-side with special-needs individuals (Down Syndrome, autistic, etc.) for over twenty years. The grocery industry makes notable efforts to employ special-needs individuals and use their skills to the best advantage for all concerned. Special-needs individuals are valuable members of our team, just like anyone else. When they work as a team with everyone else, it builds their self-esteem and gives them a sense a purpose in the world. That’s what we all want, really!
When you have worked with special-needs persons for as long as I have, I have done all the “research” I could ever need to do simply by observing them, interacting with them, and being friends with them. As Yogi Berra said, “You can observe a lot just by watching.”
I have a brother who is mentally handicapped. I know from experience how my brother was treated. I was always in defense of him and taking care of him… even though he was older. Can you share some of your personal thought about Down’s syndrome and how our society lifts or lets down the handicapped?
I could write a non-fiction book or three simply from my experiences at work. One of our special-needs employees was featured in a local newspaper article for his outstanding customer service skills. Does it get any better than that? On the darker side, we once had to call the police to deal with a pack of youths who were bullying an autistic employee and physically preventing him from collecting our shopping carts. Not the best idea when the police station is one block away from our store! Over a dozen cop cars showed up.
The saddest thing is when you get that rare customer who is prejudiced against special-needs individuals. One obviously biased woman asked me to get another sacker to finish bagging her order. I refused to do so, and I told her “*** is doing his job correctly.” I refused to put up with her degrading treatment, because *** is not just my co-worker, he is my friend.
One of the most important points I make in my book is that cunning and quick wit do not equal wisdom. Damien and Lilith excel in cunning and quick-witted strategy, but many of their actions are not wise. In terms of their actions, Jack is the wisest character in my book. He is the only one who always does what he should be doing.
In our everyday lives, most all of us will know at least one “smart” person who makes bad choices. What my novel shows you is that wisdom is not defined by a person’s I.Q. score. The special-needs people I’ve worked with for twenty years are some of the wisest people I will ever know.
If someone else was describing “Vampire Syndrome” what would they say?
“It sure is original.” I think I’ve succeeded in crafting a novel where even its harshest critics will have to concede that it is at least an original concept, and that I wrote it the way I wanted to do it.
The feedback I’ve received has been much better than I thought. I was worried that some people would be turned off by the harsh nature of Damien and Lilith’s antagonistic marriage relationship, which is basically a vampire version of “War Of The Roses” or “Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry.” Then I combined that with Jack, who is a vampire version of “Forrest Gump.” Not the most obvious combination, I admit, but it sure is original!
I love this question because you never know what you will come up with… what random fact about yourself that would surprise your fans and our readers?
I am a big fan of the TV series “Xena: Warrior Princess.”
Why are you drawn to be a great Author of Paranormal? Why Vampires especially?
Explaining thousands of years of worldwide vampire folklore in scientific and rational terms was the most enjoyable challenge I’ve had in my life. I ended up with two types of vampires, humans and the alien “Pures.” I couldn’t rationalize, in scientific terms, the human body changing enough to combust in sunlight, generate inner gravity to cling to walls and ceilings, or to suddenly become garlic-averse after years of eating garlic as a normal human. But when you have an alien race, all of these become easy to explain. If the Pures’ home planet had full cloud cover, they did not evolve with a tolerance for direct UV radiation from sunlight. No life form on Earth (that I know of) generates its own inner gravitational forces, but the Pures are aliens. And their home planet has no acidic plants such as onions or garlic, meaning the Pures did not evolve with a tolerance for same.
Some people will say the scariest thing about my novel is that all my explanations of this folklore make sense.
Who are your favorite authors and why?
Philip K. Dick. The closer we get to his visions of the future, the more we realize how right he was. By the time “Minority Report” came out as a movie, everyone in the audience knew those personalized advertising holograms will soon be possible.
William Shakespeare. The human conditions he expresses are timeless.
If you could live during any period in time, when would it be and who would you be?
Right now. It’s an exciting time to be an author, living in the greatest period of literary change since the Gutenberg Press was invented.
Do you have a day job? If so, how does your writing fit in?
My working closely for with special-needs people for over twenty years in the grocery business has allowed me to craft a uniquely realistic first-person point of view, seen through the eyes of a special-needs person. So far, every reader of Vampire Syndrome who has a special-needs family member or friend has agreed that Jack’s point of view is right on target.
And, working in the retail grocery business for that length of time will educate you about everything you would ever want to know about human nature, whether you wished to learn it or not.
Can you can share with us about books you have written after “Vampire Syndrome”?
I’m working on “Vampire Conspiracy”, the second novel of the ”Vampire Syndrome” trilogy. And “Sisters Of The Alpha Moon”, a novel about an all-female werewolf pack.
It will be quite a task to re-invent the werewolf universe in the same manner that I did for vampires in “Vampire Syndrome.” Including a more precise explanation for what silver bullets actually do to their kind.
Daven, THANK YOU being a guest on ”FANGS and HEARTS” week!
I’m thrilled to be here. Thank YOU for this wonderful interview!
Daven Anderson Bio:
After forty-plus years of reading other people’s books, Daven Anderson was finally motivated to create his own. Daven’s close working relationships with special-needs individuals led him to create character Jack Wendell, the world’s first dignified, sympathetic special-needs vampire hero.
Daven’s love of black comedies led him to create characters Damien Tepesh and Lilith Morrigan. Selfish, battling, power-tripping spouses who are the perfect foils for Jack’s generous heart and his earnest truth. Daven’s admiration of those who persevere against social prejudice led him to create Zetania Vinescu, Gypsy vampire and Jack’s protector. Daven’s love of musclecars and the open road led to the vampires’ high-octane adventures all across the beautiful state of Colorado.
Last but not least, Daven’s extensive computers skills brought Vampire Syndrome to your e-reader!
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Snippet of “Vampire Syndrome”
Goodbye Gruel World
Is this the end of my life? Am I gonna die? The girl in the pink tank-top shoves me down to the ground and bares her fangs. This can’t be. Vampires are just in books and movies. And she’s wearing a big cross, too. Aren’t Vampires afraid of crosses?
I fight to slip free from her grip. She’s shrieking like a wounded animal as she tries to bite my neck. Just as I get my left arm free, she grabs it. The girl twists my arm behind my back, leans down and bites my neck hard.
Her fangs sink in. The pain sends shock waves through my upper body. I can feel her sucking blood out of my neck vein.
Three people run up to us, grab the girl and try to pull her off of me. A tall guy wraps his arms around her torso and yells “Let him go!”
At last, the people manage to pull the screaming girl off me. I push myself up from the pavement and run down Lowell Boulevard, to get back to my group home. And get as far as I can from that mad, biting lady.
What the hell just happened? One moment, I was running practice laps on the Mullen High School track. Next thing I knew, some crazy lady with Vampire teeth jumped on me and bit my neck. Hard.
I look back. No one’s after me. Good. I slow down from my running and start to walk.
Her teeth were probably fake, but they were sharp enough to pierce my skin. I reach up to my neck and feel the bite area.
Just a few drops of blood are on my fingertips. That’s odd. I should be bleeding a lot more, ’cause she sunk her teeth in deep. I’ve had paper cuts that bled a lot more than this, and they hardly hurt at all. My neck is still sore.
Could she have been a real Vampire? I don’t think so. I look west toward the mountains. The sun hasn’t even gone down yet. Vampires can’t go out in sunlight, or they’d burn up.
Sirens, in the distance. I bet they’re cops going to arrest that crazy lady. Good. She needs to go to jail. Jumping on people and biting them is an assault charge, like I saw on Cops.
She might kick the policemen and bite them, too, like the long-haired shirtless guy did in that trailer park episode.
I’m walking uphill on Lowell Boulevard. Feels like I’m in slow motion. Oxford Street can’t be more than two blocks away, but it’s taking forever for me to get there.
My head feels like it’s floating in space. But I’m not dizzy, like I was the first time I got off a roller coaster. I was seven years old. I could barely stand up after I rode Mister Twister. Right now, I’m walking just fine. It just seems like time’s standing still.
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A WONDERFUL BOOK FROM
AUTHOR M.G. WELLS
I was pleasantly surprised when I read this enchanting book, “LightMasters” by M.G. Wells.
I have been wanting to read it for a while and just got the chance.
I loved the true YA (Young Adult) book. It was very easy to read and very well written!
There was adventure, and I got sucked up into the story easily.
Great book, and I will recommend it highly to middle school to high school young adults!
Extremely good read!
Now, a chat with 13-year-old, Jessica T. Wyrd, the action, fantasy hero of the YA novel LIGHTMASTERS Number 13, created by author MG Wells.
Thanks for having me, Emily. It’s cool to meet you.
When I was twelve, my parents were killed by a drunk driver. That’s when I was sent to live with my grandparents. Truth is, I miss my father most. He was always so kind and gentle. My mother was cold and distant. I wish I had known her better. She wasn’t around very much. She spent most of her time teaching at the university.
I was angry and sad about being forced to move from Georgia to New York. At first, it was lonely living with my grandparents, and I don’t like my new school. Most of the kids tease me, and it’s hard to find friends who get me. Also, most of the kids at school don’t like that I’m smarter than them. They also make fun of my last name and call me “weirdo weird” a lot. This really bugs me.
At first, it was a freaking nightmare loving with my grandparents, who burp and fart a lot which is gross. My Grandmother’s cooking is so disgusting, and she can be really bossy sometimes. My Grandfather has a great sense of humor and reminds me of my father. After I got to know them better, I love and respect them for their humor and wisdom.
On My 13th birthday, I saw a strange, spirally light outside my bedroom window and had to check it out. It led me to the nearby forest where I first met the magical LIGHTMASTERS Dragateen, Bo and Torc. Soon afterwards, I was transported to a place called the Otherworld, where I experienced many bizarre challenges. I especially enjoyed meeting, Gwendolyn, Lady of the Emerald Pond.
The lessons I learned from LIGHTMASTERS Dragateen and Oja were awesome. They taught me to believe in the power of my thoughts and how magical they can be when properly used. Oja taught me how to become invisible using only my thoughts, and this was the most incredible experience ever.
This summer I will be traveling to Egypt with my friend, Cleopatra Quinn, and her family. I’m so excited about going there. It’s always been a dream of mine.
That’s all I can share for now. It was fun getting to know you, Emily.
Thanks for sharing your time with me. Wishing you and your family the happiest holidays and new year.
Peace Out, Jessica.
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BIO of M.G. Wells
M.G. Wells is an author, artist and produced playwright, who strives to empower and inspire others.
M.G. grew up in a wild and crazy family with eight siblings, two colorful parents and has been writing since childhood.
“LIGHTMASTERS” Number 13 is M.G’s debut novel, geared for all ages who love action, adventure, fantasy and magic.
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Welcome to FANGS and HEARTS week!
I had the pleasure of reviewing “Love Immortal” by acclaimed author Felicity Heaton for my blog.
She is one of my very favorite authors! I am privileged and honored to feature her today.
Indie publishing is really taking off and Felicity Heaton is an example of gold to be mined in these independent ventures.
She is a rocket that just keeps on climbing!
My Review of
By Felicity Heaton
Rescued from werewolves by the most breathtaking man she’s ever seen, Lauren is dragged into the fight of her life and a dark world she never knew existed. There, she discovers that she’s the latest reincarnation of a goddess and must drink the blood of her immortal protector, Julian, in order to reawaken and continue her three thousand year old mission to defeat Lycaon, the original werewolf.
With the help of Julian and an organisation of people with supernatural abilities, Lauren fights for her life, their future and the fate of mankind against Lycaon and his deadly army, but can she succeed when Lycaon has killed all of her predecessors?
Can she crack the armour around Julian’s heart and seize her happily forever after with him? And can Julian bring himself to trust Lauren with the fragments of his heart after everything he’s been through.
“Love Immortal” is a wonderful story which had me on the edge of my seat from the first page!
There was a lot of action and steamy romance to make you warm up to the characters Lauren and Julian instantly.
Lauren is a woman of steel will and determination. She is set on defeating the one enemy which has taken all her loved ones away.
Julian is a man who has the task of protecting Lauren. He is so damaged by the past and he does not allow sentiment inside his heart… until he meets Lauren.
The descriptions and the twists and turns Ms. Heaton uses made my heart thump! There are also poignant scenes in which you will need a hankie to wipe the tears away. I was enthralled with every word of this novel.
With all Romance novels I have read, I was not disappointed. It is a novel of great reward because it lived up to my hunger for Paranormal, Lusty Romance and Action-packed Adventure!
For this and much more, I give “Love Immortal” at whopping FIVE STARS!
This was the first book I have read by Felicity Heaton, and ever since, I have been hooked. I now read her novels with a voracious appetite. Buy the novel, you will not be sorry, I guarantee it!
This video reminds me of Lauren and Jillian
and how each were healed in their love!
Interview with Felicity Heaton
Hello Ms. Heaton and welcome!
Please tell us a little about how you became an Author?
First, I just want to slip in a quick thanks for having me here at the event and for interviewing me! I actually started out by writing fanfiction in 2003. I wrote that until, in 2005, an author friend of mine gave me a nudge in the direction of writing something original, with my own worlds and my own characters. I was nervous at first, but once I started writing, I was hooked. I only wanted to write original fiction then, and I think my career aspirations changed dramatically. I was e-published with a now defunct publishing house. I began writing in my spare time, clocking up around 20+ hours per week writing stories. At first, I was writing a collection of genres, including historical and contemporary romance. I migrated more and more towards paranormal romance though, as I am deeply in love with that genre and everything paranormal. Now, I just write paranormal romances with the occasional science fiction romance thrown in.
When you wrote “Love Immortal” was it a long time brewing for you? When you first chose to independently publish, what compelled you?
I actually wrote “Love Immortal” with the intention of grabbing myself an agent and a publishing deal. This was back in early 2009, and indie publishing and ebooks weren’t really going anywhere at the time. I had been an indie author since 2006, because myself and my friend felt that we could do just as good on our own as we could with an e-publisher. In 2008/2009, it looked as though I was never going to make a living from writing, and I had always aspired to see my books in print with a major publisher. Of course, in the time I was away from the internet and indie publishing working on Love Immortal and my proposals, everything took off! It was very delayed for us authors in the UK. Amazon didn’t open its doors to us until over a year after it was working with US authors. I think the rise of ebooks really changed my life and because I had been writing for so many years, I had an excellent back catalogue that I could put onto places like Amazon, Apple, Sony, Kobo and Barnes & Noble. I didn’t grab an agent with Love Immortal, so I decided I would e-publish it myself and stick with my indie author roots for a little longer. I still aspire to achieve my dream of a publishing contract with one of the big NYC publishing houses though, and this year I was lucky enough to get an NY agent and we’re working towards doing just that!
Vampires and Werewolves are an unusual combination; however, they are both creatures of the night. I’d expected some cliché material but was pleasantly surprised by unusual twists and turns. You have mystery and action adventure, romance and history all in a paranormal setting. Where did you get the inspiration for this book?
I’m never really sure where my inspiration for my books comes from. I’m often inspired by multiple things, and they can be really random or something small. Normally, it’s a song I hear, a conversation, a movie I watch, something I read, or just something that comes to me. The roots of “Love Immortal” are really quite random. I had been working for a company called Arcadia at the time and I knew the real Arcadia had been a part of ancient Greece, so I was looking it up and reading about it. I came across the story of Lycaon, a king cursed by Zeus because he tricked him into eating human flesh. Zeus cursed him to become a wolf and that if he abstained from human meat for 10 years, he would become human again. I wondered what would have happened if Lycaon had decided to embrace his new wolfish nature and run with it. “Love Immortal” was born then. I liked the idea of twisting the origins of vampires and werewolves, and bringing in Greek gods and mythology.
Who are your writing influences? Who do you like to read? What are you currently reading?
I’m not reading anything right now because I’m working on a book of my own, but I’ll be going away for a break soon and I’ll be catching up on my reading there. I really love to read Lara Adrian, Gena Showalter, Larissa Ione, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and other paranormal romance authors. I don’t get much time to read though because I’m normally writing or editing one of my books, and find it best not to read then so I don’t pollute my voice or lose focus on my own story. When I do read, I’ll devour books like there’s no tomorrow.
I know you are very busy now but where do you see yourself in five years? Do you still hope to be writing full time?
I would love to still be writing full time in five years. I’ve been a full time author since March 2011, and it’s been fantastic! I can’t believe it’s been a year and a half already. I really hope that it will continue like this but I’m never one to count my chickens. I’m very cautious about things. I have plenty of books to write still, so hopefully the market will still be there for them, and I’ll also have my books in print with a major publisher.
Your next book is coming out soon. Any juicy tidbits you can share with us?
My next book is Bewitch. It’s the fifth book in my very popular Vampire Erotic Theater romance series. I’m not sure when it will be out. It will likely be January 2013 before I get the book completed and ready for release. I’ve just released “Her Demonic Angel”, which is the fifth book in my Her Angel series and I’m focused on marketing that book right now. It’s doing really well and now I’m under pressure to get the next book out!
Bewitch is Payne’s story. I can’t say too much about Payne other than he’s a very reclusive and distant vampire, with a very dark past. In his story, he’s helping out Andreu, the hero of Enslave, the fourth book in the series, with a problem he has. He has to head into the fae underworld, a place that he hates with all of his dark heart, and there he runs into a very sassy witch intent on bringing him to his knees.
I’ve been sharing sneak peeks at my blog:
I want to sincerely thank you for taking the time out to be a guest on FANGS and HEARTS week on my blog!
About Felicity Heaton:
Felicity Heaton writes passionate paranormal romance books as Felicity Heaton and F E Heaton. In her books she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons!
If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.
If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, Felicity Heaton’s best selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series she writes as F E Heaton or any of her stand alone vampire romance books she writes as Felicity Heaton. Or if you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try Felicity Heaton’s new Vampire Erotic Theatre series.
In 2011, five of her six paranormal romance books received Top Pick awards from Night Owl Reviews, Forbidden Blood was nominated as Best PNR Vampire Romance 2011 at The Romance Reviews, and many of her releases received five star reviews from numerous websites.
If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her at the following places:
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- FANGS and HEARTS week featuring Joleene Naylor Author of “Vampire Morsels” (emilyguido.com)
- “FANGS and HEARTS” Week Features Author Misty Harvey’s “Creatures of the Damned” (emilyguido.com)
- FANGS and HEARTS Week featuring Author Nicole Hill and “LEGACY FORGOTTEN” The Avalon Legacies (emilyguido.com)
- “FANGS and HEARTS” week featuring David Lee Summers “The Dragon’s Quest” (emilyguido.com)
- “FANGS and HEARTS” Week is ONE DAY AWAY!!! and “LOOK” Challenge and Beautiful Blogger Award (emilyguido.com)
“Creatures of the Damned: DeWinter Series #1″
Lynx harbors a much darker side, a side that continually calls for the fulfillment of death.
Betrayed by those that should have loved him unconditionally, he has grown distant and cold to the world that surrounds him.
Giving into the beast within has always been an easy feat. It’s learning the delicate balance between his sides that is the constant battle.
The women he deems worthy enough to grace his bed are few and far between. However, he finds small satisfaction in the dance as the beast calls for a more primal existence, one that could prove to shake the entire world Lynx has created for himself.
Will he ever find the one woman that will dance with the beast in the moonlight? And be strong enough to tame its wild nature?
Even as he wonders if he’ll find a life mate, his world turns upside down with the betrayal of a lifetime. Bringing Lynx firmly into the center fold of a battle that has been centuries in the making.
The sides are difficult to decipher and with a history like Lynx’s he questions who he can truly trust when it comes down to the nitty gritty of it all.
When the battle all really begins to unfold, Lynx realizes he may have bitten off more than he can chew this time.
My review of
“Creatures of the Damned: DeWinter Series #1″
by Misty Harvey
I am a self-admitted Paranormal Connoisseur with a certain specialty in Vampirism, so when I read “Creatures of the Damned: DeWinter Series #1″by Misty Harvey I was expecting the same old creatures to come out of the wood work as the story developed. However, not so for this novel! It wasn’t that way at all.
We first find our hero, Lynx, when he was young being the victim along with his mother of his father’s abuse. Then he was taken in by his rough and tough uncle and trained as a hunter of vampires. All along the author portrays Lynx as a double personality, so to speak, with the “Beast” on one hand and “Lynx” on the other!
Going back and forth in the dialogue throughout “Creatures of the Damned: DeWinter Series #1″ the Beast becomes more and more present. Time travel going back and forth kept me hitting the arrow button on my Kindle; however, I happen to like a book that you have to digest as opposed to skim over.
I found myself going through the book and being thrown hard curves in the story which I liked also because it really kept me engaged in the story. I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning one night because I just couldn’t put it down!
Believe me, if you are looking for the same old story… you won’t find it in “Creatures of the Damned: DeWinter Series #1″ It is chuck full of action, twists, adult themes, and it leaves you searching for the next book to find out what happened to these characters.
I will have to say that I love a warped leading man who gets it together when he finds love. I hope that Lynx has found his love at last. I guess I will have to see when the next book comes out.
I encourage anyone who is a Paranormal Connoisseur like me to read it. You will not be sorry! Great read and novel by Misty Harvey!
Misty Harvey and Lynx DeWinter
First off, I would like to thank Emily for allowing Lynx DeWinter and I to come haunt her blog. I am truly honored.
Lynx is – well he is just a surely sort some days. It didn’t help that on our way over here he tried to scare a little kid, and she laughed, calling his Halloween costume lame. According to the kid, vampires are so last year.
I’d also like to thank all your readers that came by and took the time to read this blog. I hope you enjoy it.
Welcome, Lynx, are you excited? This is after all our first interview together.
Lynx: Yeah, I guess so. Did you have to pick training time to do it though? I have vampires to hunt. I still need to get Tatum. *His jaw begins to twitch*
I tried to get you to do the interview earlier, but you had to eat. We will go onto the next question then. What is going through your head when you are preparing for a hunt or battle?
Lynx: Easy, revenge. I want all of those filthy bloodsuckers to pay for what they’ve done to my parents – well, okay more importantly to my mother. My father can stay dead, on that point they did me a favor. *A black haze lines the edge of Lynx’s vision*
You were quoted as saying ‘How can you hide from something that lives inside you,’ how do you deal with this thing that lives inside you?
Lynx: It’s hard. I never know what each day will hold or when he will make his appearance known. It really gets in the way of my everyday living.
*The shift into ‘The Beast’ comes quickly*
The Beast: Thing? I am not a thing, and the human should count himself lucky. If I wasn’t there to save him at every turn he’d already be dead. He’s weak, and it’s pathetic. *The growl slid between his fangs, and danced along his lips*
What was it like when you made your first ‘kill’?
The Beast: Exhilarating, gratifying, I mean seriously those two deserved it. *He held up his hand to stop my next flow of words* And before you even ask, yes I’m glad I killed those two idiots. I mean seriously, it spread the word to fear me, but more importantly, it kept two lesser vampires from roaming the earth.
Some believe you did it to save the woman. *I raise my eyebrow at him*
The Beast: And they are idiots. Humans are to be manipulated into doing what our superior race want.
Then why did you send her away in a cab?
The Beast: You can kill a thousand vampires and nobody cares or even knows. We have no records of our existence. Kill one human, and it becomes a village hunt. I’m not fond of being burned at a stake during daylight.
What’s it like to be a clan leader?
The Beast: It’s hard work. I want to rule the biggest clan of our supernatural world, and I was landed with the ‘cops’ of it. Seems like a stale joke played by karma to me.
I think I’ve taken up enough of your time. You appear to be growing hungry. *I eye him warily*. Thank you for joining us.
The Beast: Yeah, sure, you are welcome. I have work to do. Speaking of work, so do you. I think it’s been long enough. Do you think you can get book two out now? People want to know more about me, and who could blame them. I am amazing. Besides, I have a son now that is going to be just as powerful as his father is.
Anyway, thank you for joining us. Have a good night, readers, and Happy Halloween.
LNYX has a SONG!!!!
HEAT OF THE MOMENT
Misty Harvey Author Bio:
I’ve always felt a certain draw to the night, and the creatures that live there. So writing about these beings has always been easy for me. That isn’t to say there isn’t always a certain level of mysticism in each experience.
I’ve lived with the characters of my books, heard their tales, experienced their up and downs with them.
Now I share it all with you, my readers. Come join me in a walk in the moonlight. Let us experience a new way of life that occurs after sunset.
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