Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Authors and Readers Win This Fire HD Tablet

Authors Talk About It is giving away at Fire HD 10" Tablet

In honor of their second year of their book award contest, Authors Talk About It is giving away this amazing Fire HD 10" Tablet.  No purchase is necessary.  It is a way they are saying thank you to everyone for supporting the contest and the authors that have been in the contest.  


Also share this link and put in #ATAIFire into the post and get an extra entry!  

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Onyx Webb - The Series



Delectably Creepy. Gripping. Fascinating. Get Entangled in Onyx Webb: An Addictive New Paranormal Suspense Series

Onyx Webb is a multi-genre mash-up that combines supernatural suspense, crime, horror, romance, and more.

Onyx Webb is a ghost. Billionaire playboy Koda Mulvaney becomes obsessed with a girl he sees inside a mirror. Juniper Cole is on her way to the prom and... well, we don't want to spoil anything - we've probably told you too much already. How all these events are related is part of the mystery that is, Onyx Webb. 
The Onyx Webb series follows the unusual life of Onyx Webb along with a central group of characters in various locations and times. The billionaire Mulvaney family, piano prodigy Juniper Cole and her brother Quinn, paranormal show hosts Cryer and Fudge, and a few others make up the core of the series. Written like a book version of a supernatural soap opera (think: American Horror Story) each character’s story moves forward with most every episode. 
It may appear that the characters are entirely unrelated and yet episode by episode, the connections will become clearer. Like being an inch away from a spider web, with each book, the web will move further and further away revealing the full story of every character and most importantly, the stunning conclusion for Onyx Webb herself.

˃˃˃ Interested in Knowing More? Rose says...

"This story had danger, intrigue, love, betrayal, and a graphic novel sensibility that appealed to me, personally, on every level. Honestly, I couldn’t put it down, and my dismay at reaching the last page quickly turned to determination as I found my way to Amazon to download the second book. In conclusion, I can only say that as an author, I wish I’d written Onyx Webb, and give Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz major kudos for a job extremely well done." - Rose Shababy, Author & Book Blogger

Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Tao of Apathy



Who are the employees of St Jude’s Medical Center? You already know them. You work with them. Come take a madcap meeting with them anyway and see how and why they leave common sense behind as the new hospital administrator William Petty changes everything. He adjusts associated staffing levels (fires people) and increases workloads (sometimes for the fired people). He even limits Father Chuck to added-value duties. In response, the employees begin to form bad habits and a union. However, no one handles the changes worse than Bigger, a kitchen worker with a belief that he is affected by invisibility rays. The worst thing he could ever imagine happens—his boss offers him a promotion. All he has to do is betray his coworkers and help keep people from voting for the union. He seeks out advice from his motley crew of friends: Dykes who tells every woman he sleeps with that he is lonely; Dan the audio/visual geek who organizes the union just to piss his wife off; and even Father Chuck who is so stunned that he must now bill patients for his prayers that he spends his days bitterly smoking in the designated area for oral nicotine worship, “The Butt Hutt.” The only person to give him good advice is his friend Joe who teaches him the Tao of Apathy. It’s a powerful tool, but will Bigger choose to use it?





Saturday, February 25, 2017

Repent at Leisure



"...masterfully written...the plot was astounding in its simplicity and realism." -Robert Oliver, author of The Bravest of Souls-

Who are we if not our past?

Plagued by a troubled upbringing, Paul McAdam is unconcerned when he wakes to find a mysterious woman in his bed. With no recollection as from where she came, Cat Taylor worms her way into his life and eventually moves into his Edinburgh flat. This arrangement suits Paul quite well — until he meets Anita Fairfax. Wishing to marry, Paul tells Cat she has to go … something she does not do easily.

Then Cat is found dead in Paul’s apartment. Despite little evidence, the police suspect him of murder. Anita willingly stands by her new husband, but doubt creeps in as his behavior becomes increasingly erratic and violent …

Told through alternating perspectives, Repent at Leisure is a masterfully written and engrossing psychological thriller.





Friday, February 24, 2017

Beehives




Jamie Aldrich is ready to begin the next chapter of her life. After dealing with a series of discomfiting events that began with the loss of her husband two years ago, she's taking a well-earned vacation with her fiancé, Sam Mazie, in Oklahoma's Osage Hills State Park. But her newfound serenity is disrupted when she and Sam hear a scream and find the body of an elderly woman on a hiking trail. Park ranger Doug Moyer calls it an accident, the result of a falling tree branch. Jamie isn't so sure. 

Soon after, while exploring the park, Sam and Jamie discover a surprising inscription on a crumbling wall: "Patrick Gallagher loves Mary Jamison, 1954." Mary is Jamie's mother, but Jamie has never heard of Patrick. Her mother refuses to explain, as usual. When Sam disappears after smoke fills their cabin, it is clear that something strange and sinister is afoot in the park. To save her fiancé -- and herself -- Jamie will have to unravel the ties between the mysterious death of the recluse and her mother's first love, and also determine what truth lies behind tall tales of gangsters' loot, ghosts, and secret affairs. 



Thursday, February 23, 2017

The MetSche Message



Andre, nearly blind, experiences years of alienation, frustration, and abiding sadness in the face of human beings' cruelty to one another. His sources of joy are few: good food, music, computer science, and the arms of his lover, John. Only in middle age does he learn that he and a very few others have been chosen by two far superior alien races to deliver a message to all of humanity. 




Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Chapel of Eternal Love

The Chapel of Eternal Love: 

Wedding Stories from Las Vegas


Known for its lavish hotels and casinos, beautiful showgirls and sumptuous buffets, Las Vegas is home to an abundance of wedding chapels, where blushing brides vow everlasting love to their knights in shining armor. Follow Rosemary, the wedding organizer, and Buster, her dachshund with a nose for matrimony, as they guide you through the fictional stories of the Chapel of Eternal Love. Witness a Harley-riding love affair and a May-December romance. Meet a widow and widower who encounter each other at a cemetery and an Iraqi veteran and his anti-war activist bride. Walk down the aisle with two lost souls who find hope and a couple with differing religious backgrounds finding faith. Share the poignant, moving and occasionally humorous tales of the young and old, first-time sweethearts and long-lost loves. Discover the joys, sorrows and journeys that led each of them to the Chapel of Eternal Love.




Monday, February 20, 2017

Ghosts and Shadows


Ghosts and Shadows

(Detective 'Cadillac' Holland Mystery Series Book 3)


The oath Detective Cooter “Cadillac” Holland swore to defend his home against foreign and domestic enemies is put to the test when evil men from both sides of the border start a war on the eve of Mardi Gras, an election, and the first Super Bowl in Saints’ history. A shadowy operation has resurrected the blueprints for the classified operation that nearly got Detective Holland killed in Iraq, and now threatens his life again. When Detective Holland’s friends and family are also put at risk, he is forced to call upon the skills and mind-set learned as a Special Forces and Intelligence operative to keep the peace between local heroin dealers and a violent Mexican drug cartel, outsmart a defense contractor, and take on a loose-cannon Federal official out to cover the tracks of a deal gone bad to avert a bloodbath when New Orleans can least afford it.



Sunday, February 19, 2017

New Fire for Kids




The Gilded Cage




Born to society and a life of privilege, Bertha Honoré married Potter Palmer, a wealthy entrepreneur who called her Cissy. Neither dreamed the direction the other’s life would take. He built the Palmer House Hotel, still famed today, and became one of the major robber barons of the city, giving generously to causes of which he approved. She put philanthropy into words, going into shanty neighborhoods, inviting factory girls to her home, working at Jane Addams’ settlement Hull House, supporting women’s causes. It was a time of tremendous change and conflict in Chicago as the city struggled to put its swamp-water beginnings behind it and become a leading urban center. A time of the Great Fire of 1871, the Haymarket Riots, and the triumph of the Columbian Exposition. Potter and Cissy handled these events in diverse ways. Fascinating characters people these pages along with Potter and Cissy—Carter Harrison, frequent mayor of the city; Harry Collins, determined to be a loser; Henry Honoré, torn between loyalties to the South and North; Daniel Burnham, architect of the new Chicago—and many others. The Gilded Cage is a fictional exploration of the lives of these people and of the Gilded Age in Chicago history.




Saturday, February 18, 2017

Sir E. Robert Smythe and the School Bully (Sir E. Robert Smythe and the Galactic Safety Council Book 1)


Sir E. Robert Smythe and the School Bully 

(Sir E. Robert Smythe and the Galactic Safety Council Book 1) 


Nathan and Paul have a bully problem. Billy, the school bully, has chosen them to be the target of his aggression. Paul, along with Sir E. Robert Smythe of the Galactic Safety Council, discovers the root of Billy’s issues and strives to convince the bully to change his ways.

When Billy runs away from home, Paul goes after him. Billy’s dad, the cause of Billy’s anger, finds the boys and threatens them. They are rescued but not before each are injured and Billy’s dad escapes.

During their recovery they learn more about each other and face Billy’s dad once again. Can they overcome their differences and confront the bullying going on in their school before someone gets seriously hurt?




Thursday, February 16, 2017

Make Sure to Enter the 2017 Authors Talk About It Book Contest


2017 ATAI Book Award Contest is a great place to share your books.  This year we have more categories, more promotion and more fun!  This contest has been called both affordable and exciting by many that enter.  The personal touch of this contest is something unique.  Come see why many are saying that the 2017 ATAI Book Is the best contest for Authors to be involved in. 


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Unholy




A young curandera, a medicine woman, intent on uncovering the secrets of her past is forced into a life-and-death battle against an evil Archbishop. Set in the mystic land of Aztlan, "The Unholy" is a novel of destiny as healer and slayer. Native lore of dreams and visions, shape changing, and natural magic work to spin a neo-gothic web in which sadness and mystery lure the unsuspecting into a twilight realm of discovery and decision. PAUL DeBLASSIE III, PhD, is a psychologist and writer living in his native New Mexico. A member of the Depth Psychology Alliance, the Transpersonal Psychology Association, and the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, he has for over thirty years treated survivors of the dark side of religion.




Tuesday, February 14, 2017

2017 ATAI Romance Novel Contest Winner and Finalists


Click Above to get your copy!


and the other Finalists were...







Congrats to the winner and the finalists, and also to all those that entered.  We received so many great book that we are going to keep sharing in the days to come.  






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.



Monday, February 13, 2017

Water



Cora Reed is haunted by the night her twin sister drowned. Seven years later, she’s still afraid of the water, and can barely keep herself from falling apart completely. The last thing that Cora wanted was to fall in love. But she couldn’t have prepared herself for Darrien Locke, the handsome swim instructor at Camp Crystal. Unbeknownst to Cora, they are already connected in unimaginable ways. Mysterious things begin to happen to her, plunging her into a whirlwind of danger and chaos. Only one thing remains steady…Darrien. But he’s not at all what he seems.

Darrien must help Cora discover who she really is, before a terrible power in the deep reaches her. To do that, Darrien must commit the ultimate betrayal. 

In a stunning reimagining of mermaid lore, Water is the perfect combination of suspense, mystery, humor, and romance. Its gripping tale of love and danger, combined with a terrifically detailed world below the waves, will have readers breathless and begging for more.




Sunday, February 12, 2017

Shemaron : A Beautiful Endeavor



Having a moderately successful business and two grown up children, Fiona thought her life was fairly settled. She was unprepared for the impact that her husbands purchase of an old fishing boat would have. Shemaron: A Beautiful Endeavour is the story of her growing involvement on a practical and historical level whilst dealing with the inevitable frustrations of renovating an old boat. The turbulent and intimate interaction between fishermen and the sea is often considered alongside personal observations made from the deck of the ring net boat Shemaron. Poetical prose and historical interludes are woven into accounts of voyages undertaken whilst she and her husband have enjoyed guardianship of this historical boat.




Saturday, February 11, 2017

Cosmic Chaos




This futuristic middle grade novel will take you on an exciting, time-traveling adventure from the moon to creation and everywhere in between!

Logan gasped. He needed to be in contact with the wrist remote when the program ended or ... I don't even know what will happen to me!

The Cosmic: Twelve-year-old Logan lives inside the Luna Biodome on the moon. Not only is the moon dust making him sick, it also sets him apart from the other kids. While Logan is inside his new robot's interactive program, his illness disappears and mysteries occur that he can't explain.

The Chaos: Logan meets an annoying yet undeletable program character named Amy. Their misadventures awaken him to a glitch-a secret that could return him to Earth to track down his missing mother. But only if Amy will cooperate before the moon's lockdown and before the robot destroys him.

This time-traveling science fiction story will grab young reader's attention ... from the garden of Eden to a futuristic moon colony, kids will be rooting for Logan and Amy to complete their mission!




Friday, February 10, 2017

No Pit So Deep 2017 ATAI Book Award Finalists




"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.



Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Homeport Journals - 2016 ATAI Book Contest Winner



Fleeing New York City and an abusive partner, would-be writer Marc Nugent finds work at HomePort, the Provincetown mansion of Lola Staunton, a fabulously wealthy recluse. Aided by an attractive-but-unattainable artist and an all-too-available cross-dresser, Marc investigates accusations of rape and murder that have estranged Lola from a childhood friend for more than sixty years. Past and present converge when a long-lost journal reveals tales of infidelity, adultery, and passion that mirror the life Marc has recently abandoned. When his ex-lover arrives in search of revenge, Marc must confront his past, his notions of family, and his capacity for love. Evocative, funny and heartfelt, The HomePort Journals will be to Provincetown what Tales of the City is to San Francisco. - William J. Mann Author, The Men from the Boys series. A cockeyed, full-hearted Provincetown fantasia, The Homeport Journals combines history and romance with a dash of wit and a firm belief that in some magical places there is always a second chance- for love and for art. -Heidi Jon Schmidt Author, The House on Oyster Creek

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Lose Your Fat, Not Your Mind



Losing weight can often be an uphill battle for most people. Are you frustrated with your lack of results? Are you looking for a simple yet effective way to drop those excess pounds?
After many years of working in the health and fitness industry, Adrian decided that there had to be certain principles that when followed, produced guaranteed weight loss and better health for anyone who followed them. Principles that were so simple to use and easy to implement, yet still produced remarkable results.
After years of research and testing, both on himself and his clients, Adrian finally discovered the 7 'secret' principles that must be followed in order to achieve the kind of body and level of health that most people long for. What's more is that this method of eating is not only enjoyable and easy to sustain, it can also be adapted to YOUR specific lifestyle! No more eating foods you hate and no more struggling with your weight! Finally, a plan that you can actually stick with and a way of eating that WILL produce the results you have always wanted, and quickly!

*Learn how to recognise which foods literally force your body to burn body fat
*Discover which superfoods you must include in your diet to fast track your results
*Learn how to use intermittent fasting as a powerful weight loss tool
*Learn how to switch on your fat-burning hormones
*Discover the biggest mistakes most people make when trying to lose weight
*Learn how to destroy your sugar cravings using a simple 4-step process
*Discover how you can finally gain control over the food you eat
*Learn how Adrian's proven 7-step method, which has helped hundreds of his clients, can also give you amazing results
*Find out which supplements can help you to lose weight and which ones are a total waste of your money
*Discover how you can activate your 'skinny gene'
*Have access to nutritious recipes that are easy to prepare and guaranteed to taste amazing
*Receive free 24/7 online support


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Spark (The Carolina Connections Series) (Volume 2)


The Spark (The Carolina Connections Series) (Volume 2)


*NEW STANDALONE ROMANTIC COMEDY*

When your back is against the wall, can you change the person life's experiences have molded you to be? 

Fiona Pierce is many things to many people. Dutiful daughter to her loving parents, fiercely loyal friend to her very tolerant bestie, half-assed employee to her laundry list of bosses, and dedicated fashion goddess and spreader of good cheer to the world at large. But Fiona is hiding something behind her irresistible smile - something she's determined to keep to herself. 

Mark Beckett doesn't do complicated. Saddled with lingering baggage from his childhood, Mark sails through life one girl at a time - with frequent gym breaks in between. He likes his life just how it is and doesn't see any need to change his work hard/play hard attitude. 

When an unexpected blast from the past threatens to turn his family's life upside down, Mark finds help in the unlikeliest of places - specifically the pint-sized princess who has a knack for pushing his buttons.  

Can you overcome your fears and embrace the happiness you might just deserve?
And, perhaps more importantly, can you really fall in love with someone who is so damn insufferable? 

Find out in The Spark by Sylvie Stewart.  

The Spark is the second book in the "Carolina Connections" series from Sylvie Stewart. Each book can be read as a standalone with a HEA. 

This book contains adult language and sexual content inappropriate for readers under 18.




Monday, February 6, 2017

Finding Karma



What happens when the boy you love is bigger than life and you feel a little lost in his shadow? I’ve never had a problem not being in the limelight. In fact, I prefer it. But I get lost somewhere in the mix, realizing I’m not the one making the important decisions. Hitting the road with an unlikely partner, I begin to discover things about myself that make me start to question my intended path, meeting people who influence me to change my course in life, even if it means losing part of my future. Improbable friendships. Selfish decisions. Broken hearts. A love that never fades. This is what happens when I find me…when I find Karma. This is a stand-alone coming of age, contemporary romance about a young girl’s journey to find herself and all the stages in between. **Intended for mature readers – contains sexual situations and language**





Sunday, February 5, 2017

Authors Learn To Mediate




Authors you put a lot of energy into creating the books you allow us to enjoy.  Many of you authors fail to see how much of a spiritual practice creating a book becomes.  Mediation is something you can put into your process that will benefit every stage of your book production.  

From the start Mediation can help you draw the right book to you to create.  During the process mediation will help you avoid writers block, connect with your characters, and craft an amazing plot.  Mediation will also allow you to connect with your finished book in ways that many that few others do.  Filling your book with energy and life.  Put Mediation for Authors doesn't stop there, now it helps you in your marketing efforts so that you can connect your book to the readers that desire it.  

This class will help you learn to use mediation in all these ways and more.  This metaphysical/spiritual power will give your book a leg up on the competition.  It is one advantage that is fair and simple yet powerful beyond belief.  Using Meditation in your book process is something that can give your book life for as long as you wish it to.  

Maybe your a little skeptical right now, and maybe you think this is unbelievable.  The key word is "Maybe" and while that word might make you think it won't work, it leaves you wondering what if it does work?  Believe me my friends it does work and once you see it work it and trust it, this power of meditation becomes stronger and stronger and stronger.  

So the journey is now open to you my friend.  Take this class and put meditation into your book creation and marketing process and see the magic for yourself. 

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Create Award-Winning Books With This FREE Class




Entering book contests can be highly beneficial for you as an author.  But, if you want to improve your chances of winning an award, you need to be prepared.  In this class, we share 9 benefits of entering and 23 powerful keys to help you become an award-winning author.

You’ll learn the following:
9 Benefits to Entering Book Contests
8 Ways to Make Your Book Stand Out and Above the Rest
5 Ways to Capture Positive Attention from the Judges
4 Ways to Help Judges Enjoy Reading Your Work
6 Keys to Drastically Increase Your Chances of Winning