Friday, March 27, 2015

The Surrogate Sea by Danielle E. Shipley #Fantasy #Giveaway


They say I am broken, for I cannot speak.
The East Wind scorns, the North Wind sneers,
While West Wind’s mouth turns down in pity.
A pity that Wind of the South and Sea
Can have no daughter more than me.
No power of my own, but only
Silent shadows of their strengths.

They say my name –
Say “little Great one” –
Meaning one and not the other.
They think me small.
They think me nothing.
They wonder that my father storms
And mother swells
To hear such talk,
For is the talk not true?

They call me weak.
They call me dumb.

They say
They say
They say

I say

Without a word
Without a sound
Or with a song that flows and blows
With music sprung up from my spirit
Melodies of meaning

With a gesture
With a dance
A glance, a tilt, a twist, a touch
What I say in what you see
Meaning in the movement

Look and listen.
Stop and watch me.
See the speech inside my silence –
Truths I speak where words would stumble.
Use your eyes,
Your ears,
Your core.

Silence. Listen.
There it is.

I say
I say
I say

I am

Not wind, not Sea,
But both, and neither.
Born of each,
By both beloved.
Judged worthy in their hearts,
And mine.

And you
Will
Hear me
.
.
.
Music echoing on long after song is done.








Thursday, March 26, 2015

Do you believe in ghosts? Pipe Dreams by Ashantay Peters #fantasy @TWRP

I'm thrilled to have the lovely Ashantay Peters here today to share what inspired her newest release, Pipe Dreams!

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Thanks for inviting me to your blog today, Terri. I appreciate the opportunity to visit with another Wild Rose author and to meet some new folks!

You asked me to write about my inspiration for Pipe Dreams, my book releasing tomorrow through The Wild Rose Press. I’ll state a disclaimer first – if you don’t believe in ghosts, you likely won’t believe my next words, either. You see, Pipe Dreams was inspired in part by a ghost who visited me many years ago.

My then husband and I moved to Florida and purchased an older home. The house had been built and owned by one set of owners, one of whom died there, though we didn’t know that last until later.

The landscaping had been allowed to grow long, and the interior held decades of tobacco smoke coating every surface, but the bones of the house were excellent. Not being strangers to hard work, the low purchase price made this an attractive deal.

After we completed the work and moved in, I began noticing what smelled like fresh tobacco smoke at odd times. We didn’t smoke and had cleaned, primed, and sealed every surface, so I had no clue where the odor originated.

One quiet morning, I finally understood that the house held a ghost. Our neighbors had told us the older man had died at home, and that he smoked heavily. I figured he was the ghost and addressed him by name. We came to a consensus, he left, and the tobacco odors stopped, though every now and again, I sensed a wisp of smoke.

So there you have it—my inspiration for Pipe Dreams.   I hope you enjoyed my little story, and that you will also consider reading the fictional account. The book’s coffee house owner is much sexier than my former husband ever was!

No I’d love to hear from you, readers—have you had a ghost experience? Did it work out well?




Pipe Dreams

by Ashantay Peters

Publisher – The Wild Rose Press

Genre – Fantasy

Words – 55,630

Release Date – March 27, 2015 

Abigail Stephens left her past behind or did she? When she moved to Blue Peak, she expected to find sanctuary and a new start. Instead, her new home includes a hippie, a ghost with a mission, and a sexy coffee house owner who undermines her plans.

Carlos Young quit teaching when his fiancée left him for another professor. He’s avoided dating, but his mother’s demand for grandchildren is unceasing and more attractive once he meets Abby.

She resists his overtures...for now. Can an intrusive mother, a reticent ghost, and a run-down house bring Abby and Carlos together or will they continue to live pipe dreams?


Buy Links

The Wild Rose Press – http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=195&products_id=6139

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Pipe-Dreams-Ashantay-Peters-ebook/dp/B00U00CT4K/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426516733&sr=1-8&keywords=pipe+dreams 

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Excerpt


         “So are you the new owner of this wreck?”
         Her hands clenched, along with her jaw. “I’m the proud owner of what will soon be a lovely home.”
         He snorted. “You planning to have this in shape any time before winter? Because from where I’m standing, you’ll need more than a mop.”
         Abigail’s ears heard echoes of Rich. “I have power tools, and I know how to use them. You have an issue with that?”
         “No, I don’t have an issue. You’ve got work ahead of you. Just sayin’. I guess you’ll be hiring a crew for the big stuff, right?”
         Abigail threw her shoulders back. This guy sounded exactly like Rich. Bossy. “I can handle it.” She’d already sub-contracted the larger jobs, but that wasn’t his business.
         His mouth drew into a tight line, his hands fisted on his hips. “Sorry to bother you. I stopped because it looked like you might need a hand. Guess I misunderstood.”
         Dropping his hands, Carlos turned to leave, looking back with a frown. “Good luck with this place. Come on, Henry, we’re not needed here.”
         Henry paused, allowing her to ruffle his fur. He broke into a run, following the pissed-off man. An imp on her shoulder prodded her to call after him, “Bye, Henry. You can come visit anytime.” Sotto voce she added, “But leave your human home.”
         The dog’s owner kept walking with his shoulders up around his chin.
“Men,” she huffed under her breath. “Just a bunch of know-it-all jackasses. And the good-looking ones are the worst.” 


About the Author

Ashantay Peters lives in the North Carolina mountains, where she loves escaping into a well-written book. Her reading addiction also has her perusing magazines, newspapers, Internet articles and even food labels. The last is often feebly excused as an attempt to maintain health, but her friends know the truth.

Ashantay has four romantic-suspense/mystery releases with The Wild Rose Press: Death Stretch, Death Under the Mistletoe, Death Rub, and Dickens of a Death.  She is at work on a sequel to Pipe Dreams entitled Déjà vu All Over Again.

She loves to hear from readers and promises not to stalk anyone who contacts her.


Contact Links

Web site -www.ashantay.com
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com.ashantay.peters

Monday, March 23, 2015

Check out the purdy: The Rabbit With Terrible Habits by Jenna Lyn Field

Check out the cuteness from my beta bud and fellow author, Jenna Lyn Field!!

Wuv da waskaley wabbit!



                          The Rabbit With Terrible Habits
                                                          Published: April 23rd 2015
                                                           Author: Jenna Lyn Field
                                                         Illustrator: Jenna Lyn Field
                                                         Publisher: Jenna Lyn Field

Buy Links: AMAZON US | AMAZON UK

To listen to her lovely British accent, check out the official cover reveal vlog!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI-6dATv99U&feature=youtu.be


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Author of children's picture books, Jenna Lyn Field is the pen name of adult author J.A. Belfield. She lives in Solihull, England, with the best husband in the world, aka Mr B, a couple of back-chatting but pretty cool kids, a pooch she treats likes the baby of the house, and a scrawny cats that drives her insane.

Win an eARC of Love Elixir Antidote by Sonny Zae

Roane Publishing is giving away THREE ARCs of Love Elixir Antidote!


Love Elixir Antidote
The Adventures of Sonny the Scoundrel

Genre: Fantasy (Satire/Humor)
by Sonny Zae
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: April 20, 2015

Keywords: Fantasy, Medieval, Satire, Humor, Fantasy Adventure, Romantic Comedy

Description: Sonny the Scoundrel lives with Grandpap, the wizard in their rustic village of Sow's Teat.  Sonny is dashing and handsome, but his reputation is widely known.  When a former flame announces her marriage to a suitor from a distant city, he knows it will be a grand affair attended by visitors from far beyond their village—including young maidens who are unaware of his dubious reputation.

Since the visitors will include his favorite type of maidens—those he can romance and never see again, he nicks a love elixir from Grandpap in advance of a big wedding,.  Sonny is confident he can charm any of the visiting maidens without need of the love elixir, but why work harder than necessary?  

When he adds too much love elixir to a girl's cup, Sonny discovers making her fall out of love with him is much harder than he imagined.  Unfortunately, there is no love elixir antidote and Sonny must use his wits to wriggle out of her clinging claws.

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Roane Publishing is giving away THREE ARC copies to three lucky winners!


You don’t even have to be a blogger.


If you are willing to leave an honest review between the dates April 20th and May 1st, you are eligible to enter.

How? Simply fill out the form!

You have until Midnight of March 28th when three winners will be chosen by random drawing.