Wednesday, November 30, 2016


The city of Efika is sabotaging TransAn Company; destroying arms imports and crippling the mega-conglomerate financially, leaving it now after several strikes staring into the abyss. At the head of the city’s secret organization is Templar Isthmo, a passionate and sometimes head-strong young man who lost his parents during the infamous Scarlet Magray march. The active rebels in the city look to him as a pillar of strength. His responsibilities don’t stop there however. With his other hand he defends the city from the growing threat of Dusani at their borders, leading the Valley Guard Volunteers into the night to repel the ominous wild folk who inch ever closer to the city boundaries. The monsters have no mercy for any poor soul caught in the wild after dark. But Templar knows no mercy either; any monster caught in his headlights will be executed without second thought. Little does he know of the war coming...the war he unwittingly starts.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Skillshare A Great Place For Authors

Learning lasts a lifetime and in today's modern ear of technology that learning changes almost daily.  You need a platform that can keep up with the latest trends and innovations.  

With thousands of classes you can stay up to date on all the happenings in technology and many other areas of interest.  If you have a quest for learning Skillshare is your ticket to knowledge.  

Monday, November 28, 2016

Ponder This

Ponder This is full of the unexpected and sometimes unusual connections author Angie Mattson Stegall makes about life and business as she’s practicing “being still while moving.” 

It’s a personal collection of insights from her day-to-day life experiences, whether she’s driving to see clients, hiking for fun and exercise, or rafting 225 miles of the Colorado River through Grand Canyon on an epic adventure. 

Although much of this book focuses on the business reader, the ideas and concepts can easily be applied to a reader’s personal life, too.

As you read through the ponderings inside this book, the hope is you will begin paying attention to the small miracles, unexpected coincidences, and lessons life wants to share with you. 

In other words, this book should give you a lot to ponder, too.


"Keep guiding people out of their own way!" – Andrew Tucker

"Angie, I hate to admit this and I promise that I'm not stalking you - but I love your blogs! They're hilarious, inspiring and always ask the right questions at the end - the kind of questions we should already be asking ourselves." – Amy Wartham, Director of Corporate Training, UNC Charlotte

Sunday, November 27, 2016


The smoke and dust settle, and the fires go out.

Alma leads a normal life; it’s what she’d always wanted. Blending in with others her age, she could be just a regular girl; phoning her friends, tormenting boys, not caring about the little things. A far cry from the girl that helped bring down the skyscraper of a mega-conglomerate, that wriggled out the world of the dead by the skin of her teeth and defy Algor Mortis.

Now it’s a different kind of problem. Her new school, rife with bullies, picking on her and her friends because they’re different. Intent on causing misery. But she won’t have it; they’re messing with the wrong girl. All this to worry about and still her powers won’t leave her alone, still the freak in her itching to get out, no matter how hard she tries to forget.
Those she defied haven’t forgotten the name Alma. She might have defeated them, vanished somehow with her companions from right under their noses, but they can’t forget. Won’t forget.

The smoke and dust have settled, and the fires may have gone out. But revenge was always a dish best served cold.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Doom Absolute

We all die –it’s inevitable.

But what if you were offered the chance to come back? Change your ways, live life to the full, do all the things you wanted to do?

Alma is gifted that chance, and she takes it without question. Barely in her teens, her life cruelly cut short in a world even more cruel. She seizes that opportunity with both hands, jumps in with reckless youthful abandon, waves away the small print. Thank you very much.
Now, trapped between the world of the dead and the living she races against the clock, stalked by supernatural forces and even the enemies responsible for her demise –to fulfil her contract before it’s too late and is dragged kicking and screaming to the place with no way out, for the rest of time.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Sanctuary of the Nine Dragons (Palace of the Twelve Pillars Book 3)

Sanctuary of the Nine Dragons (Palace of the Twelve Pillars Book 3)

Joachim banishes Brandan to prison island of Hyogo. His infant son, Prince Airyn disappears from his cradle. A chain of events is set in motion that will pit brother against brother, friend against friend, parents against children as Brandan and Joachim struggle for control of their sanity and their very lives. 

With Brandan declared dead and his son missing Joachim sinks into despair and anger, where those close to him fear he may never return. 

Is Brandan really dead and if he is, who is manipulating the Mantion and enemies of Crato? 

Can Maeve save her country and her husband from the tentacles of evil pervading the land?

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Write a Powerful Bio for Authors - FREE Class if You Act Now!

Having a powerful bio is vital for authors.  This class will explain to you not only why they are so important, but what a powerful bio should do for you.  You’ll discover numerous places you need to place your bio as well as which version of your bio.  Even more importantly, this class will help you design the content of your personal bio.  You’ll learn four different types of bios and a variety of ways to give them a “test run”.  Creating a powerful and capitvating bio can make a huge difference in the success of your books, so take this class and put your newly learned skills to work for you.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A Help Angel Can Really Help Someone Out

Do you know someone that is going through a tough time?

We have all been there and it is not easy.  However, now you can send these people a Help Angel.

A Help Angel is a simple anonymous statement letting the person know they are loved.  Why do we send it anonymously?  Because these people know that love is all around them and that it will come into their life when they need it. 

So if you know someone that needs a hug from a Help Angel.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

No Pit So Deep

"5-Stars! Crisp, on-point, tantalizing, and very, very, entertaining." - Rabia Tanveer, Readers Favorite

Imagine you are a single mom walking into a theater alone on a rainy night, when three masked attackers attempt to abduct you. Imagine closing your eyes to say a desperate prayer, then opening them again to behold a stranger, a man with piercing blue eyes, a gray countenance and growly voice standing before you, raining fear upon your would-be abductors and disabling them with extreme prejudice. 

Then, imagine learning that your defender is Cody Musket, Houston Astros third baseman and a decorated US Marine who has shown up only because his game has been rained out that night. 

Brandi Barnes is a 24-year-old writer whose editorials against human traffickers have placed a price on her head. She falls in love, but soon discovers that Cody carries dark military secrets which are destroying him. 

What happened after his F/A-18 crashed in the Afghan desert? What events did the generals and politicians hide? How did he get his scars? Why does he never smile? She must learn the truth before it is too late. 

Cody tries to protect her from further assault, but she risks her life to save the only man she has ever loved. 

An unforgettable tale of honor, sacrifice and courageous love. Historical fiction containing real events. Heart-rending, tragic, funny, inspirational.

Monday, November 21, 2016

A Portrait To Die For

Carrie discovers two versions of a supposedly original portrait in a loan exhibition at Crystal Bridges of American Art, where she does volunteer work. When the reporter who interviewed Carrie at the museum is abducted, Carrie must choose between honoring her promise to stop crime-solving--or work to find the woman who was her son's college friend.

Sunday, November 20, 2016


Explosive violence rocks Canada’s Slocan Valley after the shooting deaths of three teenagers in a bombing attempt at the Keenleyside dam. A joint U.S.-Canada military force locks down the Valley to protect Columbia River dams critical to both countries but martial law incites more violence. 

Geologist Alex Graham refuses to let politics stand in her way. She evades military patrols to slip into a restricted zone in her hunt for a silver mine to claim as her own. But her plans are derailed by an intentionally set fire that almost takes her life. 

Someone wants her out of the Slocan Valley. 

When Alex discovers a gunshot victim in an abandoned mine, she fears she could be next. But she’s never been one to wait for trouble to come to her and she tracks a suspicious man seen once too often in the lonely mountains. 

All eyes are on the dams, but the true threat lies elsewhere. 

Friday, November 18, 2016

A More Deadly Union - Winner of 4 Stars

How far would you go for someone you love? Someone is threatening Peri Minneopa’s client. The most likely suspect is a man whose past relationship with her client could ruin his chances at being elected mayor. This would be easier if her boyfriend, Detective Skip Carlton, wasn’t in a coma after being shot. Peri’s been dating him for 10 years, but without a marriage license, she can’t even visit him in the hospital. She knows better than to interfere with the police’s efforts to find Skip’s shooter, but her case keeps showing up in the middle of their investigation. Now she’s questioning her skill and her need for independence. What is she willing to do to solve her case and see Skip wake up?

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Make Some Room - 5 Star Book

In June of 2013, author Angie Mattson Stegall and her then-boyfriend/now-husband Nelson spent sixteen days rafting 225 miles of the Colorado River through Grand Canyon. Having never done a trip like this before, she wasn’t really sure what to expect. Thankfully, the friends who invited them prepared them well: 1. Take everything you think you will need. 2. Leave everything else behind. Turns out, everything she needed fit into a bag about the size of a small Golden Retriever. During their trip, their six rafts held the rest of the gear they would need: kitchen and food, bathroom setup (aka “Groovers”), and assorted emergency gear. The motto of Grand Canyon is “Pack it in; pack it out.” And that means EVERYTHING. So, it went that they spent sixteen days sleeping under the stars and Milky Way and keeping track of trash and crumbs (called “microtrash”). It was also sixteen days of trying to keep sand out of her contact lenses. Here’s what she learned during that trip: • It doesn’t take much to keep sixteen people happy. A filling meal three times a day plus some snacks goes a long way. • Wearing pretty much the same clothes for days on end isn’t a big deal. • Taking a bath (in the 49 degrees-cold river) every three or four days makes being clean all the sweeter. • Nature is all around and she is beautiful. Slowing down and paying attention is like creating the most delicious meditation + prayer milkshake. • The rapids were big and fast and the water was cold. She was scared shitless more than a few times. There was no option but to keep going. So, she did. • Laughter, conversation, and connecting with those sixteen people were a crucial part of each day. • She didn’t think about money on the Canyon. Except for one stop at Phantom Ranch (deep at the bottom of the Canyon) for postcards and lemonade, there was literally no place to even use money. If they “needed” anything, they traded for it. Beer for toilet paper. Beer for ice. Will swim for beer! It turned out beer was quite the bartering tool. • “Drink more water.” That was the answer for everything from general crankiness to major headaches. Simplifying your life down to a bag and a boat showed her what was important. The author fell in love with the simplicity and rhythm of each day. The Make Some Room Manifesto In a world where our modern lives tend to be chaotic, noisy, and over-scheduled, making some room can be a real challenge. She found that her time on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon created the space for her to think about her life very differently. This trip set the stage for her to write the Make Some Room Manifesto, which she's sharing with you in detail in this book. She champions not only understanding but also moving into ACTION. So, to help you learn how to make some room in your own life, Angie decided to turn this into a “how to” book which focuses on the twenty ideas outlined in her Make Some Room Manifesto. In simple terms: Angie wants to guide you to make some room. Her wish is that everyone has the opportunity to have a Grand Canyon-like experience at least once in their lives. This book is her way of sharing her personal experience. Her hope is it hits you like a ton of bricks…or a two-by-four upside your head…or that it quietly but relentlessly tickles your subconscious like a gentle feather…something, anything that can wake you up to life and inspire you to begin living your life on purpose. She believes you will benefit from what she has learned and discovered. Your only task is to focus on what resonates with you. Leave the rest behind. One final note: Each chapter of the book contains stories about her time on the river and then goes “Beyond the Canyon” with ideas, action steps, and even checklists to help you focus on what’s essential for you. Dive in!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Curious Autobiography of Elaine Jakes - 4 Star Winning Book

"Witty, warm and wacky--a spiritual journey of self-discover" 

"The Curious Autobiography of Elaine Jakes offers us slices of classic Americana lovingly transformed by the spirit of Welsh storytelling. It is the spiritual odyssey of a woman finding her way back to faith. Her journey is touching, amusing, and at times hilarious." 
--Rev. Timothy Vaverek, S.T.D., Christian Writer

"Witty, wacky, zany--this is a postmodern romp which astonishes with moments of spiritual wisdom and provocative piety." 
--David Lyle Jeffrey, Distinguished Professor of Literature and the Humanities, Baylor University, Author, Houses of the Interpreter and People of the Book

In The Curious Autobiography of Elaine Jakes, author H.R. Jakes offers a fictionalized account of Elaine's life, telling a variety of stories that involve a romantic ride in an old-fashioned car, a frightening cheese plate, a magic sword, and a cross-dressing monkey. Her story is not one, but many as she humorously reveals time and again how connected her own narrative is to that of her Welsh forebears. During the journey, Elaine, a school teacher in the vivacious and eccentric community of New Hope, Pennsylvania, gains not only an appreciation of the world but also of her heritage, herself, and God.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Conversation Starters

Do you ever just sit there staring at the television? Or, do you just keep shoveling food in your mouth to avoid talking? When the two of you were first dating you most likely couldn’t stop talking. You always had something to share, something to chat about.  

It is true that after the newness of our relationship wears off we often find ourselves only talking about the bills, what we want to eat for dinner, and that the dog needs to go for a walk. We already know so much about each other what more is there to say? Right? Wrong!

Conversation Starters from the Spiritual to the Sexual gives you 100 different things to talk about. You no longer have to sit in silence and wonder what you might say to one another. Rob and Janelle Alex have compiled an intriguing list of conversation starters just for the two of you. Not only are the suggestions fascinating, but the photos are remarkable. You can download it and take it with you wherever you go.  
What are you waiting for? Get your copy and get talking. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Last Day To Enter Your Holiday Books

Have you written a book with a Holiday Theme?

Well we have a contest for any book with a Holiday Theme

We want you to get us in a Holly Jolly Spirit with your book!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Skillshare A Great Place for Authors

Learning lasts a lifetime and in today's modern ear of technology that learning changes almost daily.  You need a platform that can keep up with the latest trends and innovations.  

With thousands of classes you can stay up to date on all the happenings in technology and many other areas of interest.  If you have a quest for learning Skillshare is your ticket to knowledge.  

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Run Away To The Keys - 5 Star Sweet Romance

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, November 11, 2016

Romance Novelist Could You Be The Winner

All authors are welcome – newbies & experienced.
Are you ready for the chance to be an award-winning author or multi-award winning author?  
Yes!  Excellent!
Entry fee is $25.00
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All entrants receive the following:
  •  A 250-350 word critique of your book, which you can use/post wherever you like simply by adding “Originally critiqued by the staff of Authors Talk About It for Book Award Contest”
Those earning 3-5 Stars in their critique receive:
  • The above and…
  • Are included in the featured 2017 Romance Novel Contest entries page on Authors Talk About It
  • Promotion across 3 book blogs
  • Promotion across our combined social media of 40K+
  • Digital Badge for 4-5 Stars
**Those earning less than 3 Stars in their critique:
  • These critiques are emailed only to the author with helpful feedback and are not posted in a featured post or on the entiress page nor are they promoted via our social media.
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Monday, November 7, 2016

The Ultimate Guide To A Multi-Orgamsic Life - 5 Star Winner

Do you dream of having a more fulfilling sex life?
Do you wish you had more energy to help get you through the day?
Does the idea of having full body orgasms appeal to you?

Introducing The Ultimate Guide to a Multi-Orgasmic Life, a handbook for finding greater fulfillment- in and out of the bedroom. 
The simple yet powerful techniques outlined in this book will help you tap into a potent energy- fueling your creativity, revitalizing you, enriching your day, and helping you get in the flow in dynamic ways. Did you know that both men and women can be multi-orgasmic and are capable of having full-body orgasms? The Ultimate Guide to a Multi-Orgasmic Life will guide you to living your greatest pleasure potential. Through completing the exercises in this book, you'll discover that the rewards ripple out to enhance every area of your life. A multi-orgasmic life!

While sex is a natural and innate part of being human, few of us were raised with the freedom to express this important and natural part of ourselves. Deep down many of us experience a vast discrepancy between what we're taught we should feel about sex and how we actually feel. Despite an intense sexual imagery reflected in our media and entertainment, mixed societal messages have created a divergence from our sexual nature and our freedom to express it.

Human beings are born ripe for pleasure. The body is a vehicle through which one can experience ecstatic states far greater than many may know or imagine. Tapping into this inherent part of ourselves has many benefits. By embracing your own potent sexual energy, you will not only experience sexual satisfaction, but other amazing benefits. Your creative juices will flow, and you'll feel like a more vibrant version of yourself. It will radiate outward into all areas of your life because sexual energy is creative, joyful, and fulfilling. Embracing your innate sexual energy is an important component of living your highest life potential. 

Many of the practices outlined in the book are thousands of years old--tried and true methods experienced by many people over centuries, including teachings from the Tantric texts. The wisdom contained by these incredible texts offer ways of looking at and approaching our world to lead the most fulfilling and abundant lifestyle imaginable.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Calling All Holiday Book Authors

All authors are welcome – newbies & experienced.
Are you ready for the chance to be an award-winning author or multi-award winning author?  
Yes!  Excellent!

All entrants receive the following:
  •  A 250-350 word critique of your book, which you can use/post wherever you like simply by adding “Originally critiqued by the staff of Authors Talk About It for Book Award Contest”
  • Those earning 3-5 Stars in their critique receive:
  • The above and…
  • Promotion on 3 popular book blogs
  • Are included in the featured 2016 Holdiay Book Contest entries page on Authors Talk About It
  • Promotion across our combined social media of 40K+
  • Digital Badge for 4-5 Stars
**Those earning less than 3 Stars in their critique:
  • These are sent only via email with helpful feedback and are not posted in a featured post or on the entries page nor are they promoted via our social media.
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