Saturday, December 31, 2016

Run Away To The Keys




When marine biologist Garrett Holmes first meets the boat captain on the vessel he has chartered for research, he’s skeptical of the abilities of the pretty, young woman.
Despite his initial misgivings, once Garrett gets to know Skylar Cartwright, it doesn’t take him long to fall for her. Even with her privileged background as the daughter of a wealthy Miami family, Skylar is spirited and independent—set on earning her own living chartering scuba and snorkeling tours with her boat.
With Garrett falling for Skylar—and Skylar returning his affection—it seems like the couple might just get to live happily ever after in paradise…until Garrett’s jealous assistant tries to break them up, and Skylar’s parents voice their disapproval.
As more and more roadblocks spring up in opposition to their relationship, Garrett and Skylar must decide if their fledging romance has what it takes to withstand the heat.
Vividly imagined and bursting with romantic tension, this delightful story provides hours of entertainment, making it a delectable beach novel.





Friday, December 30, 2016

Within The Dark Places - 4 Star Winner




There is a faceless danger lurking in the shadows — or are the shadows themselves the real threat...?

Within the Dark Places is a rollercoaster ride of blood, sweat and tears, a novella that pays homage to horror movies of the late seventies and early eighties.

The story follows a stag-party who find themselves stalked by a malevolent force that hides within the dark shadows of the forest. What the party hoped would be one hell of a night soon turns into a night from Hell…





Thursday, December 29, 2016

Hunted



A killer without remorse, burning with pride, and having the time of his life, Zachary Marshall is unstoppable—until Detective Jonas Peters unexpectedly arrives in the midst of one of Marshall’s heinous crimes. After a bank robbery goes from bad to worse and leaves three dead—including a little girl—Marshall finds himself the target of the most intensive manhunt Riverside, California, has ever witnessed.

Detective Peters becomes frustrated and half-crazed as the case falters due to lack of clues and evidence. Ordered to take a vacation from the department before he drives all the other detectives crazy with his constant tirades, he heads to his sister’s in Arizona. But an innocent remark to the media changes the entire scenario—and now the hunter has become the hunted.







Wednesday, December 28, 2016

All You Need Is Love (And A Big Handbag




When the most bookish, clumsy geek manages to bag the most handsome,
beautiful man on campus – the man that all the other girls would happily
have thrown their Kappa Kappa Delta sisters under the bus for – then it
can’t end well. But Maggie has beaten the odds and is ten years into her
marriage with Jack. However, the pages in the book of fairytales are
beginning to smolder and burn as she starts to question his fidelity.

Forced into action by her suspicions, and hindered by her over-sexed
mother and under-brained friend, Maggie embarks on a search for truth.
What she finds, however, is an adventure that throws her directly into
the claws of danger and will make her wish that infidelity was the only
thing she had to worry about.




Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Finding Fizz




In the late sixteenth century, Sam awakens in a divine land of inimitable beauty, where a unicorn grazes on the banks of a rainbow lake, but all he feels is emptiness. It is his own poetic vision of heaven, but the reality is hellish: his death, the day before his twentieth birthday, has separated him from the love of his life and his heart has left him. Consequently, he is condemned to spend all of eternity in this soulless place. Sam's meddling guardian angel, Athena, is desperate to atone for her role in his heavenly imprisonment and although she can't send him back to his own life, she breaks all the rules by allowing him to be reincarnated again and again - as many times as it takes for him to find Fizz, the love of his life. Sam's fate, however, was written by a higher power and death will continue to stalk him through every one of his incarnations. Only when he has solved the mystery of his original death and avoided the same fate in his new life can he and Fizz finally live in peace.






Monday, December 26, 2016

Still One More Gift For You!



Yes the simple task of mediation can help your financial statements, the atmosphere of your business, employee relations and the list goes on and on.  However, many business just seem to ignore these facts.   This FREE Class on how to incorporate Mediation into your business might be the most valuable thing you have ever learned. 

Sunday, December 25, 2016

The Free Class To Show You How To Post In Facebook Groups



Facebook Groups are a great souse of connection for those wanting to spread their message.  However, you need to know some basics before you start posting away in a large amount of Facebook Group. 
In this class you will learn.
  • How to market in Facebook Groups
  • Stay out of Facebook Jail
  • Create a list of links to post in Facebook Groups
  • Create a list of messages to post in Facebook Groups
  • Rotate your Facebook Groups
  • Put your Facebook Group Posting Plan into Action
  • Share your Class Project (Maybe the easiest project you have ever done)
With all the information in this class you will be able to confidently post in a large amount of Facebook groups in a short amount of time. 

Saturday, December 24, 2016

2016 ATAI Holiday Book Contest - Winner

2016 ATAI
HOLIDAY BOOK AWARD CONTEST WINNER




A touching Christmas story with glowing illustrations, Ornaments of Love is a story to cherish for years to come. A beautiful tale of Ayana, an endearing ten-year-old who excitedly anticipates that special time of year when the entire family joins together to decorate and admire the Christmas tree. But sadly this year is different. Ayana realizes that her mom and dad are far too busy with everything else to enjoy the tree with Ayana. Then, something unexpected happens and the family is brought together with tenderness and joy. Filled to the brim and overflowing with charming moments, gentle humor, and timeless illustrations, this beautiful story is a wonderful reminder of what’s important not only during the Christmas season, but every day of our lives. Ornaments of Love is destined to become one of your favorite holiday stories. One that will remain in your heart forever.






Authors Talk About It Review of Ornaments of Love

Sharlin Craig’s Ornaments of Love is a heartwarming children’s book about one family’s Christmas, illustrated by Helen Monwuba. Ayana is a young girl who is very excited about decorating the Christmas tree with her parents, but they seem to be too busy to help her. Disheartened, she is left to put the ornaments on the tree herself. Ayana then watches from afar over the next few weeks as her parents rush to do everything to prepare for Christmas, except spend time with her. Then, the family dog knocks the tree over and breaks all of their precious ornaments, leaving Ayana and her parents to piece together their fond memories and experience true Christmas joy together. 
Despite being a bit sad at first, Ornaments of Love is an adorable book for children. Sharlin Craig’s story is simple and straightforward, but still manages to tug on the heartstrings. It exhibits the importance of spending time with family around the holidays, and also includes some touching memories that any family or child could relate to. Helen Monwuba’s illustrations are very nice as well; they are simple and not overdone, but are still expressive and have a very classic look to them. Paired together, the story and illustrations are just delightful. 
Ornaments of Love is a great book to read together as a family, whether it is Christmastime or not. It is a charming little story with a great moral behind it, and may even inspire the readers and their families to take their own little strolls down memory lane together, too.
Originally critiqued by the Authors Talk About It team.

Friday, December 23, 2016

After The Rain



Welcome to the NFL.
The Seattle Knights have the hottest players in the game. On and off the field.

SECOND CHANCES

Logan Price is getting a second chance.
Claire Thornton is going to make sure it counts.

Logan Price was living his dream. After years of hard work he finally made it. Starting running back for the Knights.
After only a few games, he was a fan favorite. There were whispers of a rookie of the year award.
It all ended with a devastating injury to his leg that sent him back to Oklahoma. A failed attempt at a comeback sent him into a deep depression.
His life became about two things. Working at his father's bar, and running. One filled his days. The other made getting through the endless nights a little easier.
When an old friend offers Logan a lifeline, he's reluctant to grab hold. He could live without football--barely. But he didn't think he could survive getting his hopes up only to lose it all again.
Claire Thornton's dreams are just as big as Logan's. She left the small town where she was born, to make something of herself. It hasn't been easy. A woman with no money and no connections. Everything she has, she's earned. Helping Logan Price get back to the NFL will prove to her detractors that she can be a trainer. She is determined to make it in a male-dominated world.
The attraction is instantaneous.
The reasons not to get involved too numerous to list.
It only takes one kiss--one touch--for them to realize if they want their dreams to come true they need more than luck. They need each other.




Thursday, December 22, 2016

A Good Game




"D.D. Shaw writes raw, emotional, heart-wrenching stories" - LaLani Delk

"As the story progressed it opened up to so much more than I ever could have imagined. I am just going to say, read this one if you like a story to keep you guessing" - Mary Mooney

Charlotte's life can be summed up in one word: boring. She's tired of a life surrounded by other girls, aspiring to win a husband who will tell her how to live her life. Little does she know that outside the walls that keep her prisoner, lies an exciting world. Only this one comes with a new set of rules that might be just as restricting.

The last thing Trent expected to find when he snuck into Charlotte's room was a smart, stunning woman who would inspire him to push against the rules that hold him in a life based on lies and filled with abuse.

Together, they are determined to start a life of their own, but the cost might be more than they can bear. How far will he go to protect her? How much is she willing to sacrifice to be with him? Time is running out and each one must make the decision between life and death.




Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Finding Poppies




A DEBUT THRILLER THAT WILL SURPRISE YOU AT EVERY TURN... Ellen Thompson is a regular gal. She's devoted to her life working at a museum surrounded by wondrous art. But after finding a murdered body and a mysterious clue, Ellen is flung into a frantic search for a stolen treasure. She must utilize all her fearless courage and intellect along with a natural physic sensitivity to avoid pitfalls, follow hidden signs and avoid becoming another victim. Along the way she meets up with handsome Detective James Russell who aids her in the hunt. Will they conquer the perils and solve the riddle?




Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Truls and Trinde - A Christmas Story




This story talks about the adventure of the two Trolls, Truls and Trine, and their human friend Jenny on Christmas eve.
Truls thought the idea of Santa Claus was ridiculous but what happens when Santa's Sleigh crashes and Truls and Trine has to help Santa deliver gifts?
This book is an excellent read for the season and it teaches children to always help others in need.




Monday, December 19, 2016

Twelve Days To Save Christmas



Magical Mary arrives in Berryfield with with two missions. The first is to bring Christmas back to the town, and the second is to help Esme, a Foundling and a child who does not speak, to achieve her destiny and save Christmas for the town. Mary has to enlist the help of the mysterious Jane and convince her of the role she needs to play to ensure Mary’s missions are fulfilled. The town Mayor has nothing but bad memories of Christmas and has kept the Christmas spirit from the town for so long that the people of Berryfield have forgotten what Christmas is all about. Can Mary and Imi the elf convince Jane to change the mind of the mean-minded Mayor, help the struggling family, and bring Christmas back to the town? Readers Favorite Five Star Review: Grange Solicitors has never decorated its office for Christmas - no tree, no lights, no trimmings. In fact, the entire town of Berryfield has banned Christmas. You see, the mayor of Berryfield is a non-believer, a miserable old Scrooge who doesn't believe in celebrating anything, let alone Christmas. So when Jane, who works at Grange Solicitors, and Mary, the cleaning lady, team up to decorate the office...s, the mayor notices too much happiness and sets about making everyone's life miserable. How? He bans pets of any kind from family homes. The town's inhabitants are unhappy and very angry, but not as much as Jane, who sets about making things right for not only the town, but also the miserable old mayor. You see, Jane is on a special mission, and Mary, who is a Finder, helps her. Their ultimate goal is to save Christmas and there's little time left to do so. Jane Finch's young people's story, Twelve Days to Save Christmas, is a wonderful fable, a charming story for young readers about Christmas and the power of love and faith. She takes on the classic theme of a Scrooge-type character and expounds on the true meaning of the season. Each character has its place in the story, its place in life itself, and they all blossom with the unveiling of the magic of Christmas. This is more than a tale of Christmas miracles; it's a story with the power to change and make things right in the world, starting with making Christmas right. Very well done!






Sunday, December 18, 2016

Mistletoe & Horseshoes



Her five year prison sentence was reduced to two years for good behavior for the killing of her boss and sometimes lover, Rance Girard. Jolene King had set out to rebuild her life, if that was possible.

Arriving in Trace Crossings during a blizzard, Jolene was just glad to have a place to hole up from the ferocious wind and snow...even if it was a stable.

Emmett Foster wasn’t sure about his visitor...but it was Christmas and he wasn’t about to let human or beast die out in this weather if he could help it.

Two lost souls seek to leave their past behind and find new beginnings…after all miracles do happen during Christmas...Don’t they?





Saturday, December 17, 2016

Camping In High Heels




Kate Palmer loves her job. Why wouldn’t she? As a travel blogger, she gets paid to take five-star vacations. Then one of her loyal readers asks her to travel “like the rest of us.” 
After dining, relaxing, and enjoying only the best of every city in the most luxurious fashion, Kate isn’t sure that she or her high heels can manage the camping life. Learning to drive and to set up a motor home was only the beginning. As she travels to New Orleans to Texas to New Mexico, Kate experiences a brand-new kind of adventure. Who knew that she’d ever tackle the campground bathhouse (bring Raid with you), tarantulas (unwelcome dinner guests), and bats (best observed while holding an umbrella)? 
But things become brighter when she bumps into fellow camper, Brandon. Seeming to run into one another at each campground, it gets harder for Kate to ignore the sparks between them. 
As Kate’s journey teaches her to appreciate the great outdoors, she also makes friendships along the way. And she just might have found love, too.




Friday, December 16, 2016

Ornamental Graces




After his duplicitous girlfriend left, Dan Malone spent six months in a tailspin of despair and destruction: emotional, physical, and spiritual. Just when his life seems to be back on track, he meets Emily Kowalski, younger sister of his new best friend.

Emily's the kind of girl he'd always dreamed of--sweet, smart, and sincere. But he's made a mess of his life and ruined his chances for earning the love and trust of a woman like her.

 Could Dan be the man Emily's been waiting for? How could he be when every time they get close he pulls away? And will he ever be free from his shady past and the ex-girlfriend who refuses to stay there?

An inspirational Christmas romance that spans every season.




Thursday, December 15, 2016

2017 ATAI Book Award Contest is Open for Submissions


2017 Authors Talk About It 
Book Award Contest

Authors get into the the 2017 ATAI Book Contest now and get some huge benefits

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Plus get shared to our over 70,000+ Social Media Reach 

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Christmas Fun Is Just Beginning


Looking for something fun to do this holiday season?

The Great Christmas Hunt is just what you need.  

This adventure can be downloaded for free on Skillshare.   Creating amazing fun for family gatherings, friend filled parties, even work events during the holidays.  You can also just take your family out to create memories that will last a lifetime. 

Click the free link below or if you are a member of Skillshare use the premium link.  

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Best Gift For Authors



Get your favorite Author a Gift Certificate from
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It is the gift that keeps on giving!

Authors are regularly looking for different contests, but entry fees can add up.  So, give the author(s) in your life a gift certificate to enter.  They get a marketing boost and a chance to become an award winning author.

Gift certificates can be applied to any of ATAI’s contests or services.  However, we’ve set them up to easily help your favorite author submit one or two contest entries or apply a larger amount toward a beta read/critique or a 2017 Author Planner VIP Day.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Twelve Spirits of Christmas




Two amazing men. A serial killer. A Christmas to remember.

Tessa Lamar is dreading her first Christmas without her beloved grandfather. They say the holiday season brings out the best and the worst in people. This year, it's brought out a serial killer, who chooses his victims based on the carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas."

As Tessa comes to terms with her life as a Nunnehi, the Cherokee equivalent to a fairy, she finds herself in cahoots with a ghost to stop the Christmas Killer before he strikes again. She must wrangle her magic, manage family responsibilities, juggle the men in her life, and discover the person she was meant to be, in order to save...

Seven Swans a Swimming - Eight Maids a Milking - Nine Ladies Dancing - Ten Lords a Leaping - Eleven Pipers Piping - Twelve Drummers Drumming.

Twelve Spirits of Christmas is the second of the Tessa Lamar Novels, Paranormal Romances with a Southern twist. If you like Southern humor, supernatural creatures, and a healthy dose of romance, then you'll love this series. Be sure to check out Kindle Scout winner, The Spirit Tree, to read the beginning of Tessa's journey.




Sunday, December 11, 2016

A Campy Christmas



A holiday novella. The Shoemakers and Ferraros plan to spend Christmas in Texas with Larry and Jane Ann’s brother and then take a camping trip through the Southwest. But those plans are stopped cold when they hit a rogue ice storm in Missouri and they end up snowbound in a campground. And that’s just the beginning. Includes recipes and winter camping tips




Saturday, December 10, 2016

Outside The Box Marketing For Authors



Marketing is one of authors' biggest struggles.  It is absolutely vital that your book stand out amongst the hundreds of thousands of other books being published every year.  This course will help you discover new ways to do that by sharing five outside-the-box ideas to kick-start your creative marketing plan.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Nirmala : The Mud Blossom - Award Winning Book of 4 Stars




2016 New Apple Summer eBook Awards- Solo "Medalist Winner" in the General Fiction category 
2014 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Best Book in the category of Novella. 
2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards-Finalist 
2015 Readers' Favorite International Book Award- Honorable Mention 

This story is about Nirmala the Mud Blossom, who had the misfortune to be born a female in Mumbai. Rejected and thrown into the dustbin when she was just two days old, the child was rescued and returned to her family by the NGOs. 
Nirmala is ill-treated by her mother, always subject to violence at her hands. She is allowed to continue her studies only because she can then coach her younger brothers, as the parents are illiterate. Each beating is accepted with forbearance, as she loves to go to school to get books to read from her library. 
Nirmala is forced to stop her studies after the twelfth grade so her parents can save enough money to send the boys to college. She is then married off, but while her married life begins smoothly, it is only the beginning of her next phase of hell. After giving birth to her first child, Nirmala is subjected to harassment, beatings, and forced into doing things contrary to her beliefs and dreams. Her life is shattered. 
What will happen to this little mud blossom? Will she fight back or succumb? How can she rid herself of harassment and rise above the stigma she endures? 
Nirmala: The Mud Blossom graphically depicts the travails, discrimination, and abuse faced by female children in India from the cradle to the grave. 
"I am positive many readers will be thrilled with her powerful, passionate fiction portraying the "crying out" of the human spirit." 
Margaret Virany, author of 
A Book of Kells: Growing Up in an Ego Void 



Thursday, December 8, 2016

Run Away To The Keys




When marine biologist Garrett Holmes first meets the boat captain on the vessel he has chartered for research, he’s skeptical of the abilities of the pretty, young woman.
Despite his initial misgivings, once Garrett gets to know Skylar Cartwright, it doesn’t take him long to fall for her. Even with her privileged background as the daughter of a wealthy Miami family, Skylar is spirited and independent—set on earning her own living chartering scuba and snorkeling tours with her boat.
With Garrett falling for Skylar—and Skylar returning his affection—it seems like the couple might just get to live happily ever after in paradise…until Garrett’s jealous assistant tries to break them up, and Skylar’s parents voice their disapproval.
As more and more roadblocks spring up in opposition to their relationship, Garrett and Skylar must decide if their fledging romance has what it takes to withstand the heat.
Vividly imagined and bursting with romantic tension, this delightful story provides hours of entertainment, making it a delectable beach novel.








Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Grow Your Knowledge with Drs. Rob and Janelle


Drs. Rob and Janelle Alex, Ph.D.

Skillshare is a wonderful platform for people to increase their knowledge on a wide range of topics.  Drs. Rob and Janelle Alex, Ph.D. are two of our favorite teachers.  They instruct a wide range of class from Business, Book Marketing, Relationships and Spiritual & Metaphysical Practices.  So click below and check out what they are offering and learn something new today. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Treasury of Bizarre Christmas Stories



This collection brings together a variety of bizarre Christmas stories never heard before. From creepy dark catacombs to a haunted winter wonderland, this treasury brings with it, a mystical side to Christmas and the birth of a legendary baby. Whether deep in a forest of India or back in time in Bethlehem, 'Treasury Of Bizarre Christmas Stories' brings to its readers the holy, the Almighty, the haunted, the obsessed, the innocent, the magical and the reason to celebrate.



Monday, December 5, 2016

Ornaments of Love - 2016 Holiday Book Contest Entry




A touching Christmas story with glowing illustrations, Ornaments of Love is a story to cherish for years to come. A beautiful tale of Ayana, an endearing ten-year-old who excitedly anticipates that special time of year when the entire family joins together to decorate and admire the Christmas tree. But sadly this year is different. Ayana realizes that her mom and dad are far too busy with everything else to enjoy the tree with Ayana. Then, something unexpected happens and the family is brought together with tenderness and joy. Filled to the brim and overflowing with charming moments, gentle humor, and timeless illustrations, this beautiful story is a wonderful reminder of what’s important not only during the Christmas season, but every day of our lives. Ornaments of Love is destined to become one of your favorite holiday stories. One that will remain in your heart forever.