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I’ve been working on cover designs to update Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic. This is the winner of this round. What do you think? Any suggestions?
Is it an improvement over the original cover? (I love this cover but I’m told it looks too Middle Grade instead of New Adult)
by Elaine D. Walsh
Genre: Women, Contemporary Fiction, Drama
Read my review here: http://katepolicanisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/09/22/restoration-by-elaine-d-walsh/
Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Quarterfinalist
With a signed death warrant and final appeals running out, Tess Olsen anticipates the execution of the man her mother deserted her family for thirteen years ago. Randall Wright s death will expel his disturbing legacy and return her mother to her; it s as simple as that, or so she believes. But Wright robbed her life of more than just her mother and like a splinter slowly and painfully working its way to the surface, those stolen pieces begin emerging.
Working as an art conservator in New York City, Tess keeps an emotional distance from co-workers. She has no close ties since isolating herself during her teen years when the tale of Wright s crimes, trial, and marriage to her mother was published in a Pulitzer Prize winning article. She yearns for the family she had and is unable to accept who they are now.
Tess is dating Ben Elliot, an art critic for the New York Times. The relationship both intrigues and unnerves her. Unlike men she s dated in the past, he is more interested in her than her physical attributes and any sex she can offer. Although drawn to Ben, she is more comfortable with men like Kenyon LeMere, a brazen artist Ben introduces her to who has a reputation for translating his sexual liaisons into art.
Restoration chronicles Tess Olsen s challenge to restore her life, relationships, and dreams back to the promise they held before Randall Wright.
About the Author:
Amazon Breakthrough Award Contest – Quarter finalist, Honorable Mention at the 2012 Southern California Book Festival and Winner of the Chairman’s Award for Excellence,
Nimitz Highway and River Street is an intersection on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. This is where she impatiently came out of the womb ready to start on her personal history.
She grew up in upstate New York against the backdrop of the flowering women’s rights movement with different ideas from her mother as to what her life as a woman should be. In college, she majored in psychology with the intent of being a “death & dying” counselor. This would be her paying job while she wrote the next great American novel. Plan B kicked in and she graduated with a B.A. in English, packed her car, and upset her parents by moving to Florida in search of her destiny.
Without ever having taken one business course, she created her own brand and became a successful business executive by day and women’s fiction writer by night. So far, she has lived a Lifetime Movie Network life, a mixture of extraordinary, ordinary, mundane, and terrifying, providing her great inspiration and fanning her creative flame.
Her father imbued in her a strong sense of family. He brought to life the words unconditional love.
From her mother, she gained an appreciation for the complexities of relationships and richness in life one finds exploring and experiencing everything from a recipe, to a historical site, to lunch with friends, or a glass of wine. Her mother was a collector of experiences. They journeyed together and grew as individuals and as mother-daughter. Elaine shared her mother’s journeys battling cancer, as her mother survived one and succumbed to another. In one of their last soulful conversations before her mother died, she told Elaine she was glad Elaine also had a daughter and hoped she would enjoy her own daughter as much as her mother enjoyed Elaine.
The most powerful influences in her life and her stories come from being a daughter, mother, friend, and soul mate. But as a successful women’s fiction writer, does this surprise anyone?
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
Read my review here: http://katepolicanisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/incubus-by-jennifer-quintenz/
Braedyn Murphy used to think nothing important ever happened in her sleepy town of Puerto Escondido. But that was before she learned she was a descendent of Lilith, the mother of all demons. Now Braedyn fights to protect humanity from the Lilitu – the beautiful, souls-stealing daughters of Lilith.
As she fights the Lilitu, Braedyn must also fight her growing love for her boyfriend Lucas – because even a simple kiss could end his life. Their only ray of hope is an angel’s offer to make Braedyn human, but it’s an offer she can’t accept until the world is safe from the Lilitu.
Braedyn knows she’s a key player in this ancient war… but she’s not ready to believe she just might be humanity’s best hope of surviving the final battle for Earth
About the author:
Jennifer Quintenz is a film and television writer, author, and graphic novelist. She has written for Twentieth Television, Intrepid Pictures, and Archaia Studios Press. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.
Jennifer’s website: http://jenniferquintenz.com/
Jennifer on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JenniferQuintenz
Jennifer on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jennq
Jennifer on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5926932
Jennifer on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0084929JO
by J.B. Dutton
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance
Read my review here: http://katepolicanisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/silent-symmetry-by-j-b-dutton/
Silent Symmetry is my first pick for my Summer Shake-up, the title that interested me most in my List of Upcoming Reviews.
The Embodied glide through the busy streets of New York, uttering barely a sound.
Their eerie beauty comes from their perfect symmetry. Male, female, old, young… their faces are always absolutely symmetrical. Are they flawless humans, the epitome of evolution? Are they a genetically modified super-race? Are they extra-terrestrials? Once prep school student Kari Marriner becomes aware of their existence, she is driven to find the answer and finds herself ensnared in a web that reaches further than she could possibly have imagined.
Kari’s earliest memory is her father’s death in a car crash back in small-town Wisconsin. Now, 12 years later, her mother has been hired by a pseudo-religious organization in Manhattan called the Temple of Truth (a.k.a. the ToT). At Chelsea Prep, Kari develops a crush on classmate Cruz. But when she realizes that Noon, another attractive guy at school, is involved with the ToT, her curiosity gets the better of her.
Kari stumbles upon a secret tunnel leading from her apartment to another in the building, where an ancient book holds images she can scarcely believe, and a cavernous room contains… something inexplicable. As Kari pieces together the incredible evidence, she discovers that the ToT is run by other-worldly beings called The Embodied who influence human behavior and have established a global long-term human breeding program. But why? And what is her role in all this?
Just as she starts wondering whether the love she feels for Cruz is genuine or if her emotions are being controlled by The Embodied, her mother is kidnapped and Kari has to figure out who is human, who is Embodied, and who she can count on to help rescue her mother.
Silent Symmetry is the exciting first novel in JB Dutton’s EMBODIED trilogy. The second installment, Starley’s Rust, will be published in late 2013.
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For the month of April, Gaele Hince has featured Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic in the BTSeMag, along with The Lustre and Compulsively Writing Fiction:My experiences in Self-publishing in 2011. Please visit the BTSeMag to see! (It’s on page 43.)
In honor of this feature I’m giving away a print copy of Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic on Goodreads!
This week I churned out a new 350000 word book! I can’t believe it, but here is my latest novel:
Talk and Cry
By Kate POlicani
Activia is a vibrant 42-year-old romance writer from upper Poop Creek Oregon. On her dream vacation to Bali she just wants to relax in the sun and write bestselling novels. Her peace is cruelly shattered when an archery club hijacks her exotic lunch cruise and invades her tranquility.
The darkly handsome captain of the team, Arto Jala, has Activia intrigued despite his moody cruelty and violent obsession with shellfish. His gritty sexuality is at odds with her pampered lifestyle, but he, too, finds her to be irresistible. Can she resist his smoldering advances?
In secluded Abalone cove by an artesian spring, as the coconuts sway in the breeze, he woos her. Drawn into his thrilling world, she soon is to discover his painful, haunting secret. Activia decides to use her vast knowledge of forensic psychology to uncover the mystery of his long, lost, missing baby sister and punish those who kidnapped her from their beach side chalet. If Activia brings back Arum, will it calm Arto’s angry soul and allow him to abandon his barnacled past and grisly lifestyle of archery and truly love her forever? Can an Indonesian archer and an Oregonian novelist find true love together in a tropical paradise? Or can they only talk and cry?
I love readers!
Instead of some fattening chocolates or one of the standard cheesy, sappy cards, I’m going to give away five Smashwords coupons for all ebook formats of Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic to random commenters on this post! If five or less post, you all get one!
Big thanks to Gaele for her great review! Drop on by her blog to win a copy.