06-14-2011 03:48 PM
I love reading short blurbs on books. Here's mine.
A bullied, stuttering boy gets a ancient bracelet that transforms him into something otherwordly, and leaves him with dark, intrusive thoughts about harming people.
06-17-2011 02:59 PM
What happens when you receive a guardian angel?
What if you don't believe you need one?
What if one wants you removed?
Claire Grayson is a seventeen year old on the verge of graduating high school. Her mother, now working full time, isn’t home much, her father, an attorney, has always been gone long hours. So now she has learned to take care of her basic needs on her own. Things like taking on tutoring jobs or babysitting for spending money.
Her best friends were the bright spots that helped to keep her laughing when she thought herself in love only to have her heart broken. After the crash of her heart, it took a while for her to realize that she could and would move on. Just when she did, when she was finally done waiting for him to realize his mistake. When she decided that it was time for her to take a step forward. She meets Sterling Warde.
Sterling Warde is a Guardian. Someone who goes to people in need and helps them get on in life with a better understanding of living. While with a charge that was ready to take back his own life, Sterling catches a glimpse of Claire and is startled by his strong reaction to her. Puzzled, he follows her. Something about her touched his nerves and stole his breath. When he finally reveals himself to her she is afraid of him and doesn't want him around. But with time and patience, he will work to see her safe.
There are people out there that want each of them for themselves. Someone who will stop at nothing to have Sterling. Someone who will do anything to claim Claire's affections. Together, Sterling and Claire will dissuade them.
Some will fall. Some will hurt. And some will...
06-17-2011 03:26 PM
Have you ever wanted something so badly it hurts?
Annie Jacobs has dreamed of the day she would become a mother since the first time she held her Baby Tenderlove doll. Unfortunately, biology has not cooperated with her plan, and she finds herself dealing with a diagnosis of unexplained infertility instead of picking out baby names.
Across town, stay-at-home mom Sarah Anderson is just trying to make it through the grocery store without her toddler hurling a box of rice at a fellow shopper. She is exhausted from managing the house, a first grader and a toddler, all without any help from her work-obsessed, absentee husband.
When Annie and Sarah meet through a Classics Book Club, each thinks the other one's life is so much better than her own. But is the grass truly greener on the other side of the fence?
06-19-2011 01:59 PM
Here's my blurb:
"A Paranormal Meangerie"
This collection of paranormal horror stories are to frighten and delight the audience. Some contain elements of humor; others insights into what we fear. But if you like horror and humor mixed together, these stories should entertain and please the reader. The stories deal with magic, revenants, vampires, demons and other things that may go "bump" in the night.
A Bad Night in a German Tavern: When travelling to unfamiliar places, be careful where you wander off to, and where you may end up.
Ghost Lights: Have you ever wondered what makes up ghost lights? Here's one idea.
Sheriff's Got a Way About Her: Sheriff McMurry has a secret to keep her town free of criminals. But Office James isn't sure he wants to know her secret.
Devil's in the Details: Mickey's business isn't doing so well, and dealing with the devil doesn't help.
Mirror Image: A humorous vampire story.
Horns: Careful which costume you pick out for Halloween.
Charlie's Problem: Charlie has a poltergeist problem but it disappears when Mags is around. What is Charlie's problem?
Demoniac and the Single Girl: Doris Day never had these kind of problems. Dealing with an old crush while discovering a new one, dealing with town wackos, and dealing with the demons coming out of the local sewers. What's a girl to do?
(Apparently, it wont' lite me add my ebook link to this reply)
06-19-2011 10:09 PM
I just released the sequel to Tempest, Inferno. Here's the blurb:
Inferno (Destroyers, Book Two)
Ever since becoming leader of the human hurricanes called Tempests, 16-year-old Janelle is overdue for a vacation. But the trip to Hawaii quickly presents its own problems when she meets Kenna, a local sophomore who makes the volcano start rumbling when she's nearby. So when Kenna gets kidnapped, Janelle has to find her before catastrophes can start. If she doesn’t, it could mean the end of civilization as we know it, and the death of everyone she loves.
06-20-2011 03:04 AM
Author Publishes an “Insidious Epic” Fantasy Tale
MERRIMACK, NH – Challenging the reign of shirtless werewolves and sparkling vampires in popular Science-Fiction/Fantasy media, M.J. Holmes throws down his armored gauntlet with the first of his Epic Fantasy series:
Tyme and Yon Serpent
**(9781458341679, Lulu.com Trade Hardcover, 314 pp, 6” x 9”, $35.00)**
**(9781257083442, Lulu.com Trade Paperback, 314 pp, 6” x 9”, $16.00)**
**(9781456550882 (ISBN-13), 1456550888 (ISBN-10), Createspace.com Trade Paperback, 314 pp, 6” x 9”, $15.00)**
**(ASIN: B004FPZ0BU, Amazon Kindle Format, $2.99)**
**(EAN: 2940011871313, Barnes & Noble Nook Format, $3.99)**
M.J. Holmes sets the stage and narrates the travels of strangely assorted characters in their pursuits to save the post-cataclysmic world of Bu’Kre’Knunkt. Based on a plot written for a Role-Playing Game, in Act 1; Book 1, Holmes lays the foundation of the Scorched Reality Project: Gamma Series, and creates an enigmatic flashback of events.
He begins by introducing the Council of Control (“The 5”) – a shadow government of sorts – as they oversee events. Their watchful eyes follow the pursuits of “The Two”: A Necromancer and a mysteriously disguised Narrator who relates to him the tale of The Dhuras Protectorate.
Quested by Divine Intervention to locate and destroy the source of a threatening instability, “The Otherworlders” begin their trek having neither any knowledge of the world they’ve been transported to nor idea what they should do next. Thrust into one peril after another they struggle to adapt and survive; becoming bounty hunters, exterminators, and conscripts of the city religion on their way to entitlement as a Protectorate. An item found in their questing is identified by a benefactor to be part of an ancient weapon, thus providing them their first concrete lead of the Quest to follow since their arrival.
The Author looks to draw in his readers the same way he draws in players of his Role-Playing Game: characters with individuality, a setting with substance, and a story that leaves the reader wondering what will happen next.
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06-20-2011 11:57 AM
Here's my blurb -
A begining vampire... A gnawing hunger... A friendly guy... Disaster just a heartbeat away. Newly turned vampire Gerogia can deal with the "dead all day" part, but she definitely wishes the rest of her new lifestyle came with a training manual. Despite all the legends, she cannot turn into a bat at night and finding a vein to suck doesn't come easy. Luckily, she's got a new boyfriend willing to help her. Unluckily, a vampire hunter with a stake may prove at least one myth true: how to kill an undead girl. A new offbeat urban fantasy series from award-winning author Phoebe Matthews.
06-23-2011 11:33 AM - edited 06-23-2011 11:42 AM
Wizard Heights Book 1: The Vengeance of the Wraith King
"Just a few miles from a normal neighborhood there lies a place that you can only imagine in your most magical dreams..."
When Charlie Goodfellow's family moves to a new neighborhood, the last thing the eleven year old is looking for is adventure. But one day when he is exploring a secluded, hilltop retirement community called Wizard Heights, he finds it.
Up there, old folks glide about in flying recliners, and sip tea to the dulcet tones of string quartets on moonlit nights. But there are more sinister forces at work, too.
A strange, pale boy called Whitstable befriends Charlie. After Whitstable tells Charlie about a sinister plot involving his cryogenically frozen wizard grandfather and a mysterious Egyptian Idol of Thebes, Charlie is plunged headlong into an adventure that will take him deep beneath the cobwebby catacombs of the retirement community, and into the palaces of the eclectic luminaries of Wizard Heights.
The story gallops along at an unstoppable pace, taking many fascinating twists and turns along the way. Wonderful characters are to be found here—action, adventure, magic, and mystery too.
Download and read the first installment of this new, magical adventure series, today!
For ages 11 and up.
06-23-2011 11:40 AM - edited 06-23-2011 11:43 AM
The Mysterious Case of Doctor Octavius Plum's Incredible Ever After Machine
When British children, Jennifer and Timothy Goodhew visit their grandfather on the isle of St. Mary's, they are surprised to find him missing. In his place they find a wily, old pirate captain, who has taken control of their grandfather's manor and its servants.
The captain puts the children to work—Timothy in the tumbledown graveyard at the end of the garden, and Jennifer within the manor itself. Naturally, the children are concerned about their missing grandfather and begin to investigate his disappearance.
In the course of their investigations, they discover that the garden surrounding the manor has become wildly overgrown. Furthermore, they are told that entrance to their grandfather's laboratory is strictly forbidden. Undaunted, the children continue their investigations, and in so doing, discover a remarkable secret and a diabolical plot that will change their lives forever.
This novel will, in turn, warm your heart and send chills down your spine. It leads the reader on an unforgettable journey through an eerie manor, an overgrown garden, a tumbledown graveyard, and to a gripping conclusion. An adventure story and a mystery, it is a page-turner through and through—one that is enjoyed by children (ages 9 and up) and adults alike.
06-25-2011 03:55 PM
I’d like to suggest the following Thrillers:
QUESTION 1) Can lawyers actually talk themselves to death? The answer lies within the pages of THE SHRUNKEN HEAD MURDERS.
The Shrunken Head Murders is available for $0.99. http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Shrunken-Head
QUESTION 2) Should a Criminal Defense Attorney try to win an acquittal for a client they know is guilty? DEFENDING EVIL addresses this very question.
Defending Evil is also available for $0.99. http://gan.doubleclick.net/gan_click?lid=410000000
Charles Shea – Author of The Shrunken Head Murders and Defending Evil
06-29-2011 03:51 AM
Rose is married to Trevor Dunn, who has been unfaithful in the past. The world drops in on Rose when she realizes he's doing it again. She has a dear friend, Ethan, who may or may not have died in an accident. As Rose pieces the puzzle together, she embarks upon a journey of self-discovery, learning about herself and what she wants for her life. This is a literary women's fiction piece.
06-29-2011 03:53 AM
Lost & Found is a book of poetry. A reviewer has compared my poetry to Sylvia Plath's writing. I wrote these poems over the course of thirteen years, during a time of great strife and emotional distress in my life. I am a recovering alcoholic, and bipolar, as well as a sufferer of fibromyalgia- the poems mark the lowest, but poignant parts of my soul, but there is a subtle optimism as well, a hope for a better tomorrow. During those years, I was married, was a battered woman, was divorced, a single mom, a full and part time college student, both undergrad and postgraduate. I think back on it now and am glad I went through what I did, for it made me who I am today and that is a positive.
07-02-2011 02:45 PM
When the enigmatic Ringmaster asks 15-year-old Evanja (Evan) Leane to run away and join the circus, she says yes. Anywhere’s got to be better than foster home Number Eight. Evan learns that this ragtag circus, a haven for throwaway teens, relies on more than spectacle and illusion. This circus is built on magic. Each of the teens possesses a donvrai, a true gift, that manifests only in the presence of the Ringmaster’s mysterious Ju-Ju. Unlike many of the other teens who must wait for their donvrai to emerge, Evan’s gift surfaces on her first night: she can read horses’ minds. This would be totally awesome except she has been deathly afraid of horses since foster home Number Three. But circus is a dying art. If Evan wants to save her beloved, new-found home, she must concoct a brilliant horse act that will bring in the crowds. And she’d better get over herself and get on with it fast, because there’s a traitor close to the Ringmaster who will stop at nothing to make sure she she doesn’t succeed.
Illustrations will appear in color on color devices. Otherwise in B&W.
Contains: some swearing. Recommended for age 14 and up.
07-03-2011 09:11 AM
Murkan liked tomato and lettuce in a salad. She did not like the other pieces of stuff that showed up in her salad bowl.
Murkan would use her fork to move the pieces over to the side of her salad bowl. Next, she would tap the pieces with her fork until they went down to the bottom of the bowl.
07-06-2011 07:02 PM
THE BOOK OF LOST SOULS
Young adult, urban fantasy. Clean. Appropriate for teens and adults.
When teen witch Ivy MacTavish changes a lizard into her date for a Halloween dance, everything turns to chaos. And when no one is powerful enough to transform him back except Ivy, it sparks the rumor: Like father, like daughter. Ivy has heard it all before - that her father, who left when she was seven – was involved with the darkest of magic.
Making the rumors worse, someone uses an evil spell book to bring back two of history's most nefarious killers. Ivy's got a simple plan to set things right: find the real dark spell caster, steal the book, and reverse the spell. No problem! But she’ll have to deal with something more dangerous than murderous spirits that want her and her friends dead: the school’s resident bad boy and hotter-than-brimstone demon, Nick Marcelli. Nick’s offering Ivy more than his help with recovering the missing book – he’s offering her a way to ditch her scaly reputation as a lizard-lover. Demons are about as hard to handle as black magic, and as Ivy soon discovers, it’s going to take more than a lot of luck and a little charm if she wants to survive long enough to clear her status as a dark witch, get a warm-blooded boyfriend, and have her former date back to eating meal worms before the week’s end.
07-08-2011 11:01 AM - edited 07-08-2011 11:51 AM
Shimmerspell: A Faerie Tale Girl Novella, #1 (YA Paranormal / Urban Fantasy)
When sixteen-year-old Jensen Meadows finds herself caught in the middle of an ancient faerie war, she soon learns that faeries aren't made of sparkly goodness. They're vicious. And worse, they're after her. With the help of Liam Casey, she delves into their world to find her missing sister and begins to suspect that her whole life has been nothing more than a faerie tale. But what if the truth is worse?
Limerick: A Faerie Tale Girl Novella, #2
Jensen hoped she’d never need Shimmerspell again. But now someone is stalking her, someone claiming to be the Lady of the Lake. To make matters worse, witches and dragons have come out to play. And Jensen must figure out how to harness her power and accept her destiny before she ends up losing everyone she loves.
07-08-2011 11:06 AM
These are two great blurbs. Are thy YA?
You can do the add product and have your cover and a link in your post.
I had it search in ebooks and it came right up.
Good luck with the book.
07-08-2011 11:44 AM - edited 07-08-2011 11:53 AM
Strayer, yes they are. Thanks for the tip and good luck with your books as well.
07-10-2011 10:51 PM
Here's my very brief blurb on Nook. It's a relationship book, but not the average romance.
"When worlds collide." That's the phrase that comes to mind for suburban single mom Jenna meets ruggedly handsome actor Kinsey Sutton. It's obvious he's falling for her, and she has no problem with him either, but geography is just one of the things that seems to get in the way.
Still trying to figure out best way to market/promote.