Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Girl In The Ice

Her eyes are wide open. Her lips parted as if to speak. Her dead body frozen in the ice…She is not the only one. 

When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation. 

The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound and dumped in water around London. 

What dark secrets is the girl in the ice hiding? 

As Erika inches closer to uncovering the truth, the killer is closing in on Erika. 

The last investigation Erika led went badly wrong… resulting in the death of her husband. With her career hanging by a thread, Erika must now battle her own personal demons as well as a killer more deadly than any she’s faced before. But will she get to him before he strikes again? 

A page-turning thriller packed with suspense. If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Karin Slaughter, discover Rob Bryndza’s new series today – at a special launch price. 

Watch out for more from DCI Erika Foster. 

She’s fearless. Respected. Unstoppable. Detective Erika Foster will catch a killer, whatever it takes. 


What people are saying about The Girl in the Ice

I freakin’ LOVED it! . . . Once in a while a book stops you in your tracks . . . this is THAT book!’ Crime Book Junkie 

I loved, loved, loved this book and Erika Foster is most definitely my kind of heroine. She is smart, tenacious, direct and passionate…I found the writing tight, evocative and enthralling. I CAN NOT wait for the next installment.’ Angela Marsons 

‘A non-stop, edge-of-your-seat, rollercoaster of a thriller! The ending, oh the ending! My mind is still blown! This book does not disappoint!’ The Book Addicted Boy 

‘Oh my gosh!...gripping, grimy, hardcore, thrilling…I was hooked!!!...I loved this book…You Have GOT To Read This!’ A Page of Fictional Love 

'An intriguing web of lies, secrets and suspense. I really enjoyed getting to know DCI Foster and am already looking forward to the next book.' Mel Sherratt 

'A compelling read – once you’ve started, it’s hard to put down.' Rachel Abbott 

'Hands-down, one of the most exciting, dramatic, tense and compelling thrillers that I think I have ever read.Bookaholic Confessions 

Absolute perfection!…Boy are there some sharp turns! There were a few moments when I felt like I had it all figured out and I was so wrong! Fantastic book!…’ The Eternal Optimist 

The Girl In The Ice is a brilliantly clever crime thriller…Had me hurtling at full speed, until WHAM!!!! with an ending that just totally blew me away! An absolute must read for all you crime fanatics out there.’ By The Letter Book Reviews 

‘Engaging, thought provoking, full of suspense this is one murder mystery you won't want to miss.’ Erisea Magazine 

‘With a great plot that really digs into the depths of human nature and some fascinating characters that really were excessive shades of light and dark…The book keeps you guessing and on edge, you will think you have it ALL worked out, but the twisty reveal was very impressive, loved it.’ Book Lover Cat Lady 

‘I found myself racing through the chapters…it has plenty of twists and turns, with enough red herrings to keep the reader captivated to the very last page, it's addictive, compulsive and much more.’ The Book Review CafĂ©

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Book Award Contest From Authors Talk About It

Book awards give you clout and credibility!
Authors Talk About It Book Award Contest
Whether you’re a first time author or a New York Times Best Seller this book award contest is for you.
Are you ready for the chance to be an award-winning author?  
Yes!  Excellent!

All entrants receive the following:
  •  A 250-350 word review of your book, which you can use/post wherever you like simply by adding “Originally reviewed for Authors Talk About It Book Award Contest by _____”
  • A badge to share on your site that states the following: A 2016 Book Award Contest Entrant Helping Feed the World  *We donate $5.00 of every entry to Heifer International to help end hunger and poverty.
  • A virtual class: 3 Easy Ways to Promote Your Book

Who/what can enter:
  • Authors 18 years of age or older
  • Published and unpublished books, manuscripts and ebooks are accepted
  • Books in the following categories:
    1. General Fiction
    2. Romance (Erotica is currently not accepted. Spicy and steamy? Yes, but nothing explicit.)
    3. Mystery/Thriller
    4. Sci-fi/Paranormal
    5. Horror
    6. General Children/Young Adult Fiction
    7. Non-fiction

Those earning 3-5 Stars in their review receive:
  • The Featured Book Contest post on Authors Talk About It
  • Offer to do an interview on the podcast (4-5 Stars) (Guests get their own featured post, too with their review posted again there.)
  • Promotion across our combined social media of 40K+
  • Digital Badge for 4-5 Stars
Those earning less than 3 Stars in their review:
  • Reviews are more of a critique with helpful feedback and are not posted in a featured post

Grand Prize – $2997 value
  • Author VIP Day with Rob and Janelle (virtually or in-person)
  • Promotion across our combined social media of 40K+ throughout 2017
  • Featured on homepage November 2016 through January 2017 (3 months in total)
  • Featured on sidebar through all of 2017
  • Audio promo on podcast 6x in January 2017
  • Announcement during winners showcase on podcast
  • Additional interview as Gold Award Winner 2016
  • Listed in featured post as ATAI Book Award Contest Gold Award Winner 2016
  • Badge as ATAI Book Award Contest Gold Award Winner 2016
  • Roll of Gold Award Winner stickers

Category 1st Prizes – $697 value
  • Virtual class: Outside the Box Marketing 
  • Promotion across our combined social media of 40K+ for 3 months
  • Featured on sidebar through January 2017
  • Listed in featured post as ATAI Book Award Contest 1st Place Winner
  • Badge as ATAI Book Award Contest 1st Place Winner
  • Announced during winners showcase on podcast

Entry fee is:
$35.00 thru 3/31/16
$45.00 thru 4/30/16
$55.00 thru 5/31/16
$65.00 thru 6/30/16
$75.00 thru 8/15/16 – Final Deadline

**Have more than one book to enter?
Enter by 3/31/16
2 books for $65.00
3 books for $90.00

Enter by 4/30/16
2 books for $85.00
3 books for $120.00

Enter by 5/31/16
2 books for $105.00
3 books for $150.00

Enter by 6/30/16
2 books for $125.00
3 books for $180.00

No special rates after 6/30/16

Submissions Deadline: August 15, 2016
Finalists announced: October 1, 2016
Winners announced: November 1, 2016
**Finalists and winners are notified via the email they entered with as well as in a featured blog post on ATAI and on a special podcast on those days.

How to submit your book

     Single Entry

Multiple Entries

Reviews and Judging
Books are assigned to Authors Talk About It reviewers and the review and area ratings and overall number of stars will be emailed to the author (or representative) within 4-6 weeks after submission. Ratings range from 2-5 stars.  Anything less than 4 stars is written as a critique with helpful comments as well as pointing out the positives of the book.  Though we do not give 1 star ratings, the reviews are honest and when necessary, are meant to offer constructive criticism.
Star ratings are based on the following areas: 
  1. Appearance – cover, chapter headings, images/illustrations, etc.
  2. Plot/Concept – consistent tone, clear theme, etc.
  3. Development – realism, smooth progression, organization, etc.
  4. Description of Scenes or Concepts – vividness, smooth transitions, etc.
  5. Grammar/Typos – well written or numerous errors
  6. Target Fit – good fit for the target audience
  7. Overall – an average of the above 6 areas
The staff of Authors Talk About It will select five finalists for each category.  They will then make a final decision on winners after comparing the ratings in the six main areas and the overall ratings.  *If for any reason, there is only one entry in a category that does not guarantee a first place win.  The author must earn his/her win by writing a high quality book.  All rating areas are looked at before a decision is made.  

What are you waiting for?  Enter NOW!
Good Luck we and our reviewers look forward to reading your books! 

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Scandalous Senator

Beautiful young woman in cocktail dress leaning to her boyfriend sitting in chair while looking at each other in loft interior

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“Scandalous Senator” Alexander is a Senator in Washington, D.C. and his main focus is on his rise to the top. 
He takes no prisoners, especially his relationship and marriage to his wife Brooke. Little does he know that Brooke is willing to do anything to make him President of the United States of America (POTUS) and most importantly First Lady. 
Seduction is part of the game and no one is off limits especially if it will enhance their chances for this aggressive power couple. 
Come along for this journey. 
***Warning!! Cheating, backstabbing, power, you name it we have it all and of course a cliff hanger as this is a multi-part series. 

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Big Magic - Creative Living Beyond Fear

What I am reading right now!

Big Magic
Creative Living Beyond Fear

The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller

Named a Hot Fall Read by USA Today, Vanity Fair, Newsday, O Magazine, the Seattle Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Mashable, Pop Sugar, and the San Antonio Express-News
Named a Best Book of the Year by Brainpickings and Book Riot

"A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious.” —PopSugar

From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of
Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work,  embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Trapped In A Fantasy

A true story, Trapped in a Fantasy (A Trilogy) is part memoir, part sexually-charged emails shared between two people who meet as strangers on the Internet. After their first night together, a sexual explosion for both of them, Karlee and Jack find themselves on personal expeditions, sharing intimate details of their lifelong suppressed sexual fantasies.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Udemy For Everyone

Udemy is my favorite way to learn.  I have taken Udemy Classes for everything under the sun.  From Spirituality to Social Media.  There is something for everyone at Udemy.   Recently I took a course explaining how to set up my microphone for podcasting.  The amazing part is the courses are affordable and sometimes even FREE.  You owe it to yourself to check out all the courses at Udemy and start learning for a lifetime.