Saturday, August 30, 2014

#NEW Release: CRIMSON FOREST, by Christine Gabriel and Pandamoon Publishing

CRIMSON FOREST, Book One in the Crimson Chronicles
by Christine Gabriel, published by Pandamoon Publishing, August 30, 2014 

About the Book:
“Something horrible is happening in the Crimson Forest. I need you to promise me you’ll stay away from it.”
Eighteen-year-old Angelina Adams had every intention of taking that advice. She had no desire to disappear into the trees as so many hunters had done. But when her mother is brutally murdered in their home, and the attacker comes for her, she has no choice but the flee into the blood-red woodland that claimed her father’s life years before.
There she meets Nicolai, a handsome, mysterious stranger who vows to protect her fromt eh dark forces bent on destroying her life. But can he be trusted? Is he who he says he is, or will he simply take what he wants fro, her and move on? 
Angelina soon realizes that nothing is as it seems in the Crimson Forest, a place where creatures known only to humans through myth and legend fight for love and survival. It’s a world where fairy tales, thrive, nightmares become reality, and some secrets are better left undiscovered.
About the Author:

Christine Gabriel, a diehard Buckeye fan, lives in Ohio with her children who have become her biggest fans and most honest critics. She has learned that compassion and love are her greatest gifts to give to others. Christine loves to connect with her readers on Facebook and on her blog at 

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Happy Birthday, T

Hard to believe my daughter is turning 14 and starting high school. Seems like only yesterday she was a curious little girl in pigtails or braids, always with a mischievous smile on her face. Now she has a short sassy haircut and wears black band tee-shirts... but in my mind she's still in elementary school. Do moms ever grow out of that?
Happy Birthday!
Hope it's a great year!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I'm at The Brewser Book Store TODAY from 10-12!

I'm at The Brewster Book Store today from 10-12pm, signing books with a few other local authors! We're celebrating these last few beautiful days of summer - and urge you to grab a new book to read on your last beach day! 

The store is located at 2648 Main Street in Brewster - that's historic Route 6A to most of us.

I'll have copies of SON OF A MERMAID, BLOOD OF A MERMAID and MY KIND OF CRAZY available for purchase and personalization - perfect summer reads or perfect back-to-school gifts for that special kid (or mom!)

See you there!

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About the Store (from their website):

Owners John and Nancy Landon opened the Brewster Book Store in a Spring blizzard in 1982, in one room, with 3,000 books and three customers, all family members. In the past 26 years, the store has grown to 30,000 books, and now includes the original front room for adult & children's fiction, the spacious middle room for biography, non-fiction, young adult books, the very special back room full of science and nature books for children, and last, but not least, the tiny "womb" room with books for the littlest ones.

With its original owners & managers, plus its knowledgeable staff, the book store has become a favorite summer and year-round destination, hosting signings with fledgling authors as well as with such luminaries as Jane Goodall, Tomie dePaola and Rosemary Wells, and pleasing families with the appearances of popular storybook characters.

Monday, August 25, 2014

#New Release: UNDISCOVERED ANGEL by Sharon Saracino

Undiscovered Angel, by Sharon Saracino
Published August 2014 by The Wild Rose Press

About the Book:

Empath Katrina Shepard spends most of her time alone, preferring solitude to the constant press of the pain and emotion of others.  When she meets publishing tycoon Kassian McAllister at a party she finds herself intrigued.  He is the first man she can't read.  Maybe she isn't the only one with strange psychic powers. 

An Earthbound Angel, Kassian has spent the better part of a century hunting Jack the Ripper.  His personal quest for vengeance has locked his heart and emotions behind a tightly guarded door.  But Kat reawakens the emotions he thought long dead.  As they grow closer they both learn truths about themselves and see a chance for love. 

But Jack the Ripper still roams the Earth and Kat has become the ideal target.  Will Kassian finally have his revenge or will he lose yet another woman he loves. 

“Look, I’ll make a deal with you.” He knew they were attracting more attention than he’d intended, but Kassian found it inordinately refreshing to have a woman up in his face instead of falling at his feet. “You stop trying to get into my head and I’ll stop trying to get into yours and we’ll just agree to have a nice, normal conversation.”

“Why?” She regarded him with narrowed eyes.

“Why? What do you mean, why?” Had she looked in a mirror recently? Why would she think he was any different than the next poor schmuck? Not to mention the telepathy thing and the fact that she’d actually tried to read him; that would have guaranteed his interest even if she looked like Janet Reno. She was obviously uncomfortable with her abilities. He found himself not only moderately entertained, but unwillingly curious.

“I mean, why would you want to have a nice, normal conversation with me? There are plenty of people here tripping all over themselves to get your attention. You don’t even know me. I’m sorry if I’m being rude, but honestly, I was getting ready to leave when you came over. Did you want something?”

His eyes did a quick once-over, missing nothing. Hell, yeah, he wanted something, but he knew instinctively that she wasn’t the anonymous-quickie-in-a-bathroom-stall type. He could have any woman in the room. That wasn’t conceit talking, it was just a fact, a fact about as impressive to him as dry toast. And the only woman in the room he found remotely interesting was wishing she was anywhere but here with him. She wasn’t flirting or making any effort to impress him. He suspected she would be more relieved than disappointed if he walked away right now. It was a completely new experience for him. And given his extensive experience that was saying something. She rubbed her forehead as though she was in pain. He wondered if trying to hold her shields securely while engaging in verbal repartee with him in a crowd was causing her discomfort. Maybe he should tell her to relax? She really wasn’t blocking him very well anyway.

“Why were you leaving? Do you have to be somewhere?”

He surreptitiously glanced at her left hand. Katrina Shephard had piqued more than his physical interest, although she certainly was no slouch in that area. He couldn’t remember the last time a woman had done that. He wasn’t quite ready to relinquish her company to whoever might be waiting for her at home. After all, they were simply conversing in a public place; it should be harmless enough.

“No,” she replied levelly, “and please don’t take it personally, I don’t really care for crowds. I only came for Elle’s sake, and only planned to stay for a short time.”
Kat rubbed her forehead again. He hadn’t intended to make her uncomfortable; well, not physically at any rate. He was about to withdraw when he hesitated. Her mind suddenly descended into turmoil, her thoughts becoming increasingly scattered and disjointed. He realized it was more than trading banter with him, more than the crowd.

Something was wrong.
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The Wild Rose Press

About the Author:

Sharon Saracino resides in the anthracite coal country of Pennsylvania with her long suffering husband, funny and talented son, and two insane dogs. When she is not reading, writing, or enjoying photography and genealogy, she brews limoncello, dreams of living in Italy and works as a Certified Registered Rehabilitation Nurse.