#BookPromo – The Children Are Not People by Logan Rutherford

The Children are Not People by Logan Rutherford is a short story of approximately 10,000 words. It is to be released on July 31st. See below for details to purchase it.

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Description

Thirteen months ago, all the children in the world began to get sick. Twelve months ago, they all died. Eleven months ago, they all came back.

Thomas Austen has spent the last eleven months traveling through the wasted country on foot. He has to see his little brother. He has to learn for himself if Gabe is a zombie.

And Thomas has to be the one to kill him.

Now, twenty-five miles away from home, at the end of his long and dangerous journey, Thomas faces one of his biggest obstacles yet.

He’s determined to put his little brother out of his misery, but he can’t do that if his brother gets to him first.


Genre: Horror (Zombies!)

Where to Buy:  Pre-order on Amazon for $0.99!

For more of Logan Rutherford’s books, please see his Amazon Profile where you can find his First Superhero Series as well as other novels in his works.


About the Author

LoganRutherfordpicLogan Rutherford is a full-time author living in Los Angeles. Born and raised in Texas, he’s been writing for his entire life. First publishing at 16, he’s been doing so ever since.

He writes a variety of series, although he’s most known for his First Superhero series, the first book in that series being The Second Super.

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#BookReview – The Secret Life and Death of Josie by Angela Kay

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A fourteen year old cold case. A mother desperate to have her daughter’s murderer brought to justice. Det. Lexi Dixon has been handed the case in hopes that fresh eyes can solve it. The victim: Josie Parker – a teenager with a secret life,  a ballet dancer with a boyfriend no one had met, not even her best friend, and a mother, Jenny Parker, who controlled her life. And then the unthinkable happened, Josie was murdered in an alley beside a bar. Dixon and her partner, Det. Zach Montgomery delve into the case, slowly uncovering clues that prior detectives hadn’t. Was it the mother’s secret that led to Josie’s demise? Josie’s affair with an older man? Jealousy between friends? Can Dixon and Montgomery solve the case before their boss pulls the plug? Will Josie’s murder remain unsolved? These are the burning questions the reader will ask until the very end.

The Life and Death of Josie is Angela Kay’s fourth novel and what I consider her best yet. Kay creates a lead character, Det. Lexi Dixon, who is both strong and vulnerable. Dixon is a dogged detective, driven, and meticulous. In her personal life, she is the victim of domestic abuse. When we meet her in the story, she’s found the courage to divorce her husband and fight for custody of her son. It is that strength and vulnerability that pushes Dixon to solve Josie’s murder and fight for her son even though the odds for both are stacked against her.

Kay’s other characters are also well-defined – from Dixon’s partner to Jenny Parker, to the ballet coach and his family, to Josie’s secret friends and the other witnesses and suspects in the case. There are no flat, two-dimensional characters in this novel. Kay shows them to us with their beauty spots, warts and all – egos, jealousy, envy, addiction, and rage.

The plot of the story is also well thought out. From the moment Dixon takes over the cold case, the reader is drawn into not only the twists and turns of the case, but also becomes invested in the secret life of Josie Parker and the domestic challenges facing Dixon. Kay intricately weaves these two women’s stories together. The reader cheers for Josie’s case to be solved and for Dixon’s personal life to be resolved successfully.

If you enjoy a good mystery with a police procedural driven narrative, then this is the novel for you. I highly recommend this novel.

Rating: 5 stars

Genre: Mystery

When Available: May 10, 2019

Where to Pre-order: Amazon


Other Novels by Angela Kay

The Murder of Manny Grimes (Jim DeLong Mysteries Book 1)

Blood Runs Cold (Jim DeLong Mysteries Book 2)

I Can Kill (SA Aidan O’Reilly Thriller)

Short Fiction by Angela Kay

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About the Author

Author PhotoEquipped with a professional writing degree from Augusta State University, Angela Kay always had the imagination and passion of a writer. She has written many, many short stories in her lifetime, most of which won’t ever see the light of day!

During college, her playwright professor had urged her to submit her one-act play to a 2009 playwright contest. To her shock and glory, she was one of 23 across the United States to win for her one-act entitled “Digging Deeper.” Because of this, she was able to spend a week in Atlanta at the Horizon Theater Company.

She’d begun writing her first novel, The Murder of Manny Grimes in 2009 during a Creative Writing college course. The first draft was well-received by her peers and professor. After seven years of writing and re-writing, the final draft of Manny Grimes became so unrecognizable and so different from the direction she initially went in. Finally, finding the nerves to show it to the public, Angela published it in 2016 with ThomasMax Publishing. A year later, she followed it up with a second book, Blood Runs Cold.

Realizing how difficult it is to break into the whole writing scheme, Angela began a blog to help other authors, many of which deserve glory. Between her busy life and keeping up with her writing, she enjoys reading and reviewing books written by both traditional authors and independent authors.

Angela draws her inspiration from international bestselling author, Steven James, as well as Agatha Christie and James Patterson.

Aside from writing, Angela enjoys watching TV and movies. Her favorite entertainers include James Stewart, Bing Crosby, Paul Newman, Mark Wahlberg, Bryan Adams, and Jeremy Camp.

Angela lives in Augusta, Georgia with her crazy calico, Maggie.

To Contact Angela Kay: Website | Website Contact Email | Email

 

 

 

#BookPromo – The Naked Eye by Angela Kay

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Good news, my lovelies! Angela Kay’s short story, The Naked Eye, is now available on Amazon for $.99! If you are new to her work, this is an excellent intro and if you’ve read all her works (like I have!), then this is just one more great read to add to your Kindle stack.

You can check out my review here

And you can purchase a copy of The Naked Eye @Amazon (and for those of you who have KindleUnlimited, it’s free!)


Other Novels by Angela Kay

The Murder of Manny Grimes (Jim DeLong Mysteries Book 1)

Blood Runs Cold (Jim DeLong Mysteries Book 2)

I Can Kill (SA Aidan O’Reilly Thriller)


About the Author

Author PhotoEquipped with a professional writing degree from Augusta State University, Angela Kay always had the imagination and passion of a writer. She has written many, many short stories in her lifetime, most of which won’t ever see the light of day!

During college, her playwright professor had urged her to submit her one-act play to a 2009 playwright contest. To her shock and glory, she was one of 23 across the United States to win for her one-act entitled “Digging Deeper.” Because of this, she was able to spend a week in Atlanta at the Horizon Theater Company.

She’d begun writing her first novel, The Murder of Manny Grimes in 2009 during a Creative Writing college course. The first draft was well-received by her peers and professor. After seven years of writing and re-writing, the final draft of Manny Grimes became so unrecognizable and so different from the direction she initially went in. Finally, finding the nerves to show it to the public, Angela published it in 2016 with ThomasMax Publishing. A year later, she followed it up with a second book, Blood Runs Cold.

Realizing how difficult it is to break into the whole writing scheme, Angela began a blog to help other authors, many of which deserve glory. Between her busy life and keeping up with her writing, she enjoys reading and reviewing books written by both traditional authors and independent authors.

Angela draws her inspiration from international bestselling author, Steven James, as well as Agatha Christie and James Patterson.

Aside from writing, Angela enjoys watching TV and movies. Her favorite entertainers include James Stewart, Bing Crosby, Paul Newman, Mark Wahlberg, Bryan Adams, and Jeremy Camp.

Angela lives in Augusta, Georgia with her crazy calico, Maggie.

To Contact Angela Kay: Website | Website Contact Email | Email

The 2018 WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest

This Year’s Judge:

Susanna Lang, Poet, Travel Notes from the River Styx

This is a great opportunity—exclusively for poets! Submit your entry before the deadline!

The winner of the WaterSedge Poetry Contest will receive:

$500 cash prize

Publication of the poetry chapbook in both print and e-book formats

Amazon distribution for Kindle and print

25 free print copies

Deadline: October 31, 2018

Entry Fee: $20

Page Count Limit: 24-48 pages

Watch the video for more details!

CLICK HERE TO READ GUIDELINES AND TO SUBMIT

http://writersrelief.com/watersedge-poetry-chapbook-contest/

We’re thrilled and honored to have Susanna Lang as this year’s judge!

Susanna Lang has taught literacy and literature and led numerous adult poetry workshops. She has published original poems and translations in such journals as Poetry East, Little Star, Prairie Schooner, december, The Baltimore Review, Prime Number Magazine, Jubilat, Comstock Review, Verse Daily, and American Life in Poetry. She has won numerous awards, including a 1999 Illinois Arts Council Award, the Inkwell Poetry Competition in 2009, the Prime Number Poetry Prize in 2015, and multiple nominations for the Pushcart Prize. She was a 2010 and 2015 Hambidge Fellow and received a 2011 Emerging Writer Fellowship from The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD.

Susanna Lang’s newest collection of poems, Travel Notes from the River Styx, was released in summer 2017 from Terrapin Books. Her translations of poetry by Yves Bonnefoy include Words in Stone and The Origin of Language.

http://writersrelief.com/watersedge-poetry-chapbook-contest/

#BookPromo #DestinationLoveRDB by Toya Richardson

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Book: Destination Love

Series: Beach Reads Romance Series

Author: Toya Richardson

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Day: 1st June

Add to your TBR – Goodreadshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39907155-destination-love

 

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Synopsis

A woman running from her past. A man with a broken heart. A new future could give them a second chance at love.

Faith Morgan’s lifelong dream comes true when she signs a book deal with a major romance publisher. For the first time in years, she feels the confidence she needs to cut ties with her nightmare of a boyfriend. But when he demands a piece of Faith’s newfound success, she has no choice but to put distance between them. She figures about 11,000 miles ought to do the trick. Faith lands in New Zealand and swears off all men for good… until she meets the one who’s destined to change her life.

Local businessman Dean Jameson always saw himself as a father in the making. He’s ecstatic when he becomes a dad, but his heart shatters when his twisted ex reveals he’s not the child’s father. Meeting the captivating Faith renews his hope in the future, though he’s unsure if he can leave his double heartbreak in the past where it belongs.

As Faith navigates her fear of being controlled and Dean dreads another betrayal, the two slowly but surely fall for each other. When their vindictive exes do everything they can to crush this second chance at romance, Faith and Dean must shed the past to rebuild a future based on true love…

Destination Love is a stirring contemporary romance set in New Zealand. If you like exotic locales, steamy relationships, and happily ever afters, then you’ll love Toya Richardson’s inspiring novel.

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Buy Destination Love to experience the healing power of love today!

 

Buy the Book

 

Universal Link: https://www.books2read.com/u/47Z8nq

Amazon US Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CB47DSZ

Amazon International Link: http://mybook.to/DestinationLove

Nook (B&N): https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/destination-love-toya-richardson/1128700910?ean=2940155649526

KOBO: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/destination-love-6

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/destination-love/id1386618372

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Meet the Author

 

Writing has been my passion since a very early age. Sadly, it wasn’t until the death of my mum, who was also my best friend, in 2009 that I started to take it seriously. My mum’s wish was to see me published, which didn’t occur until 2014. And now, each book written by me is dedicated to her.

My main genre is romance, with books published in contemporary and paranormal romance. I also have the first of a trilogy published in YA Fantasy, there is an element of romance in this series, although the focus is predominantly the heroine’s quest.

When not writing, or reading my main hobbies are; cinema, theatre, gardening, keeping fit, Formula One racing, darts and spending time with friends.

 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/toyarichardsonauthor

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ToyaRichardson1

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6010556.Toya_Richardson

Instagram: www.Instagram.com/toya_richardson

Website: https://www.toyarichardson.co.uk/

 

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The Aftermath of Your Betrayal — Poetry

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The Aftermath of Your Betrayal

Cupid has judged me
Found me unworthy–
not enough, again

So I bind these breasts
this clitoris and vagina
tight-fisted in steel

Unbreakable
Impenetrable

No one shall pleasure me now
Not even myself

© 2018 Lori Carlson. All Rights Reserved.

Upcoming Poetry Contest Deadlines!

It’s Poetry month and as such, Poets & Writers has some poetry contest deadlines for you to check out. Have a peek here. Everything from single poems, groups of poems, short fiction, flash fiction, and even one press looking for a second book of poems by African American poets. Check it out! Grand prizes for all of these is $1000 and publication! There are entry fees ranging from $3 to $20.