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Initial post: Apr 1, 2011 9:33:07 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 4, 2011 3:19:03 PM PDT
Hi everyone!

I've started a new blog and would like to feature new authors in Q&A style posts. If you have recently published a book, get in touch with me and we'll discuss!

Check out my blog at http://freelanceandfiction.weebly.com

If you like what you see, fill out the "Want to Be Featured" form and I'll get back to you!

Posted on Apr 1, 2011 9:38:33 AM PDT
ive just written 'end times' check it out.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2011 9:42:34 AM PDT
Hi Zahid,

Your book looks interesting. Can you shoot me an email via my website and give me a little more info about your book? I'd like to be able to interview you with questions specific to your genre and storyline!

Best wishes!

Posted on Apr 4, 2011 2:24:29 PM PDT
J. Devitt says:
I'll go to your blog now, I've just releasedTHE CARD (A Van Stone Novel), and I'll contact you through the blog.

thanks,

Posted on Apr 4, 2011 3:10:46 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 4, 2011 3:12:01 PM PDT
Leon Ardkin says:
Hi Lady Readalot,

Just visited your site and weebly is spewing Error 404. Here is the link to my bookAnon X: Soldier, Spy, Hitman, Hero

Let me how I may contact you. My email address is neoxleo@gmail.com. I'll recheck your website.

Thanks,

Leon Ardkin

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 4, 2011 3:18:30 PM PDT
Hi Leon,

Sorry for the error message. I discovered too late that the link I put up doesn't work right for some reason. I'll get in touch with you via email and send you the Q&A form!

Here's the correct link in case you want to check it out: http://freelanceandfiction.weebly.com

Best wishes!

Posted on Apr 5, 2011 3:28:28 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 5, 2011 3:31:09 PM PDT
Try WILD MEAT
Wild Meat

THE AUTHOR'S BLURB:
After escaping from machete-wielding logging-camp guards, surviving a beating by a territorial chimpanzee, and trekking barefoot and wounded for two days through the central African rainforest, eco-spy Amy Kellet figures she's finally safe.

She's wrong. Her curiosity about the strange animal carcass she saw during her ordeal has stirred up some dangerous people.

It has also caught the attention of amateur historian Stephen Stokes, who sends Amy images of something that's a pretty close match with the creature she saw. He says the drawings are from the Middle Ages and the Spanish Conquest. He says he's got a storage locker full of them, but wants her to keep it quiet because they're stolen goods.

After seeking out Stephen, Amy learns what made the animals valuable in the distant past, and why present-day thugs want to knock off anyone who knows about them. She realizes that her purely academic curiosity about the creatures has made her a target of ruthless thugs, and that her contact with Stephen has pulled him and others into the same line of fire. In order to survive, they must find a way to evade or thwart those with a high-stakes interest in keeping the animals a secret.

A GOOD REVIEW:
This was a surprise gem. The rather blunt and gory-sounding title belies the fact that this story is told with artful prose and not all that much blood. The level of suspense would certainly justify the label 'thriller.' But what really held me was the power of the writing itself. It is vivid, almost lyrical, without ever becoming even remotely florid. The storyteller's voice is a treat in itself, yet never distracts us from the story.

The principal villain (Hugh Sanderson, an increasingly deranged black-sheep playboy from a family of logging millionaires) sometimes threatens to outshine the protagonists in depth of character. Amy, described in the blurb above as an "eco-spy," is actually more of an environmental philanthropist by the time the story begins. She only heads to the rainforest herself because she feels responsible for the man she hired to spy on loggers, and who has suddenly dropped out of contact. Stephen, the amateur historian, is sort of a down-and-out version of Robert Langdon - he teaches social studies at an inner-city middle school, rather than symbology at an ivy-league college. The thugs who assail our hero and heroine on behalf of Sanderson are an entertaining crew, at one point briefly evoking some of Elmore Leonard's vicous halfwits, and in a later scene sounding more like Tolkien's squabbling trolls.

A fun, fast-pace read with an original premise and a great style.

Posted on Apr 5, 2011 10:31:41 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 5, 2011 10:32:14 PM PDT
Lynne Burke says:
My debut novel In Small Measures is available on Amazon.com In Small Measures ( click on this)
I do hope you will look it up and perhaps include in a feature in the future. I welcome hearing from other writers as well, through my web page www.Lynneburke.com via the guest book Thank you Lynne Burke.

Posted on Apr 6, 2011 6:52:15 PM PDT
Survival at Starvation Lake

You can use the "Look inside" feature to see if your interested.

Winter plane crash survivors in northern Canada, struggle to overcome their adversities, against overwhelming odds. 32 five star reviews.

Posted on Apr 7, 2011 2:40:01 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 7, 2011 2:44:06 PM PDT
Lady Readalot,
Here's the link to mine. I will be checking out your blog as well.
Have a great day!
Kendra Allen
Ulitmate Power (Ultimate Power Book 1)

OOPS..I saw that you dont feature Occult. Some people classify anything that has to do with witches with Occult, even with it being not as mainstream as one would think. What are your opinions?

Posted on Apr 7, 2011 5:51:06 PM PDT
Ink Pen says:
The Red Diamond of Nadirijna My second book in The Opera Ghost Lives series about what has happened to the Phantom of the Opera has just been released. It is no ordinary tale about the Phantom.
Ann M. Kraft

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2011 6:22:41 PM PDT
Hi Burton,

Thanks for posting!

I'm definitely interested in interviewing you on my blog. Could you please contact me via my website so I can email you the Q&A form privately?

Best wishes!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2011 6:25:38 PM PDT
Hi Kendra,

Thanks for your interest!

I checked out your book and it seems like it fits into my idea of fantasy rather than occult. I'd love to interview you on the blog! Could you please get in touch with me via my website so I can email you the Q&A form?

Best wishes!

Posted on Apr 8, 2011 4:59:01 PM PDT
Londoner says:
Hi there, had a peek at your site & it looks great - congratulations. If you want to check out my debut, Finding Excalibur - An action adventure featuring two teenage cousins on the trail of King John's lost treasure.
My second novel is provisionally titled Sinking with the Titanic. (Any better suggestions gratefully received!) Next year will be the centenary of the Titanic's maiden voyage: After a series of vivid dreams, a teenager realises that he has established a physic link with a young Cornish girl, who is travelling to New York, on board the Titanic. The girl convinces a crew member to keep an extra vigilant watch on the eve of April 14 1912 and the Titanic avoids her original destiny. With disasterous consequences. The fabric of time has been ripped, and history repairs itself creating an alternative world. And its not a change for the better.
Somehow, the teenager must find a way to travel back in time before the alternative reality becomes fixed permanently. His biggest problem is that in this world, he has been dead five years, and can only be seen by a crazy old woman, who has never even left her own village. Luckily, there is a fiesty granddaughter who whilst sceptical, is persuaded to help track down the mythical sword of the Celtic nations, and use it to harness the power of Stonehenge, so that they can join the Titanic on her maiden voyage. And this time, make certain the Titanic sinks.
This is my first venture into 'time slip' writing, and I'm quietly happy with the results, already a third of the way through and the characters are all keen to build up their parts (as always).
If you think this would be of interest to your website, I'd be happy to be interviewed on either my debut novel, or this work in progress.
Good luck with your new venture!

Julia

Posted on Apr 10, 2011 2:24:43 PM PDT
Hi Julia,

I'd love to interview you! Could you please get in touch with me via the "Want to Be Featured" page so I can email you the Q&A form?

Thanks for your interest!

Posted on Apr 18, 2011 8:43:17 AM PDT
Dear Lady Readalot, thank you so much for doing this for us! I just filled out the form, and I'm adding the link to my book here:

The Night Watchman Express

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2011 8:45:37 AM PDT
You are very welcome! I'm thrilled to be helping indie authors get more attention. :) I received your info via the contact form and will be sending you a Q&A form shortly.

Best wishes!

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2011 4:35:21 PM PDT
I've written KISSED BY MY ENEMIES. Barnes & Noble (Nook) Amazon.com (Kindle) / Smashwords.com It is about my 13 years as a Prison Officer for Arizona and Texas. Best all around book you'll ever read, Guaranteed. Will Ballew.

Posted on Jul 15, 2011 3:52:04 PM PDT
Jolly Nice Angriness. Unemployed guy can't get work and finally gets a job he hates. Then after a few interesting twists, he is doing quite well. Sorta scary that it could happen just the way the book lays things out. A fun spy novel. Jolly Nice Angriness

Posted on Aug 17, 2011 7:50:37 AM PDT
Jon Kershner says:
Daylight Hours

I would love to talk about my new book, Daylight Hours. As an indie author, it's tough breaking into a genre that is very popular right now and doing something original. I've gotten some great reviews that like my fresh take on Vampires. I think it'd be a great learning experience to do something like this since I am self-publishing and learning as I go.

As an endangered species Kris knows it's never a good thing when people start murdering the monsters. All he wants to do is run his territory in South Florida with as few complications as possible. When he encounters three young siblings running for their lives, complicated takes on a whole new meaning. Kris knows he shouldn't get involved. During the day he can be killed just as easy as any human and Kris learned a long time ago that not all monsters come out at night. Going against his instincts, he is forced to use every ally in his arsenal - supernatural and human alike - to protect the three runaways. This is the first book in a series surrounding the Vampire, Kris Grant, as he spends his immortal life trying to do what he does best, survive.

Read DAYLIGHT HOURS and see Vampires in a whole new light.

Posted on Aug 17, 2011 7:52:49 AM PDT
Frank says:
If you like a fast moving adventure story with a technological theme, take a look at my recently published novel, The Secret Power Beneath (Free Energy World, Book 1)

Hans Swensen holds a position of great responsibility in a hidden nation, powered by its discovery of an inexhaustible form of energy. but Hans knows something that imperils his people, and he must fight to try and save them. When two young vacationers accidentally find themselves in this new country they become involved in a fight for themselves, this people and the power that drives it.

63,000 words, suitable for teens and up.

Frank Acland The Secret Power Beneath (Free Energy World)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 17, 2011 9:50:16 AM PDT
James Quirk says:
I'd love to discuss my new action-packed debut novel, The Ninth Leg, on your blog.

Posted on Aug 18, 2011 5:05:28 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 18, 2011 5:06:51 AM PDT
Lady Readalot--

I have one eBook published and I am putting the finishing touches on a second book that I hope to have up in September. Tree of Life is a YA novel that is currently available. Alexander Blakely is twelve years old, all alone, and adrift. A massive and destructive tsunami hits the California coast and the boy, along with a select few provisions, rides out the wave atop a huge fallen tree. Unfortunately the tree is pulled out into the Pacific Ocean with Alex on it. But Alex is an inventive and resourceful boy who calmly deals with whatever he encounters. He confronts and solves each problem that he must overcome in order to survive.

Tree of Life is a story for all ages 12 and up. Andrew Black has provided us with a tale of survival, ingenuity, perseverance, and a boy's drive to be reunited with his family against all odds.

"Oh What a Lucky Man" is an Adult Fiction novel due out in September. Raymond McClure is without a doubt a lucky man. But has he found himself with an abundance of good luck or bad luck? A power failure throws Ray into a tailspin that ultimately costs him his job. In the process he buys a lottery ticket on a whim. That evening Ray finds out he is the winner of a $216 Million jackpot. Unfortunately he has misplaced the ticket. A day at the grocery store, however, gives him new focus-the chance to give rather than take. Ray volunteers at an elementary school and an eight-year-old Japanese girl momentarily turns around his life.

Checkout my web stie at www.andrewblackbookmark.weebly.com

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2011 8:36:34 PM PDT
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Posted on Aug 20, 2011 3:41:30 AM PDT
Dani Streay says:
Hi Lady Readalot,

I've just today launched my first novel titled 'Tacticolo', the first book of the 'Gold Digger' trilogy.

Tacticolo, by Dani Streay
In the early 2020s, Adam Randall volunteered as an aid worker in the Georgian war. At the same time, Gregory Palace-Darmer was the President of the United States. Fidz, meanwhile, had made a name for himself in Manchester by running naked onto football fields. Twenty years later, all three met with a filmmaker, and each told him a story of how they changed the world.

Complete Edition
Tacticolo (Gold Digger)

Vol 1, Serialised Edition
Tacticolo, Serialised Edition, vol 1

Not sure if this type of thing would interest you, but if you could feature the book, that would be fantastic. My email is dstreay@gmail.com
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