WICKED ASCENSION by Desiree Michele

imageThere’s been a murder, in the town of Haven Hills, one that Alexandra Windermere knows that she is somehow connected to, but doesn’t know why. She is told that upon her eighteen birthday she will ascend into a Nephilim (half-angel/half-human) and begin the life that has been chosen for her to fight the demonic and evil forces of this realm, but is a price for this great power…
The secret love affair that she has with Lucien LeShay will be forced to fade away and she will have to be with another like herself… Markus Lancaster, who seems to have his own agenda in this war against evil by possessing and controlling the most powerful weapon there is on earth, Alexandra.
It’s a race against time to figure out what her connection to this murder is while hiding and holding on to what she cherishes the most, her love for Lucien. Alexandra fights the growing changes in her of body as she ascends into grace but her darker sexual desires awaken throwing her into a world of secrets and danger.
Caught in a constant struggle for control and power. She will try not let the murder, secrets and the darkness of Haven Hill to dim the light that shines within her as she explores her hidden desires, and fights not lose herself in this wicked ascension

Targeted Audience: 21 and up

Author Bio:
My name is Desiree Michele, I live in Phoenix and love to read, write and draw… I have written a total of six Fiction Romance novels and have been self publishing for a few months now.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I have spent the last 3 years honing my craft and choosing exactly the type of story I want to tell. I believe Wicked Ascension encompasses many of the qualities I love in a supernatural romance; it falls along the lines of the more popular genre of supernatural books such as The Vampire Diaries and the erotic/sensual aspects of Fifty Shades of Grey.

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Bigfoot, Big Deal by Michelle Vongkaysone

91FCoxXAW6L._SL1500Once settled within Boulder, Colorado, Inanna longs to become close with her mortal saviors. However, in the process she and Tanner run into Bigfoot while on a hike.

The game afoot, they go in search of the beast while Benjamin tries to talk some sense into them. Amidst all the chaos and skepticism lies a burning lust which threatens to consume all in its wake.

Targeted Audience: 20-35

Author Bio:
My name is Michelle Vongkaysone. I am a native of Texas and a distinguished scholar of Amarillo College and West Texas A & M University. I’ve been a life-long advocate and enthusiast of the arts, but especially literature.

I’ve been told, by educators and peers alike, that I have a flair for writing. Whether they be scholarly essays, contemplation on life’s nature or merely little fictional drabbles, people have been enthralled by my works. As such, I have had various pieces published within academic compilations and the like.

However, I’d like to broaden my horizons with fictional works. Some are short, stand-alone stories, and others are part of a larger whole. They may fall under any genre, covering numerous topics. But, remember: I write because I love this craft. I adore building these worlds, painting my thoughts into prose, just telling the tales of my very own creations.

And now I’d like to share them with you, my attentive audience.

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Fall Again: Beginnings by Donna Figueroa

FALL-AGAIN-Beginnings-8What if you were to meet the perfect person – your best friend, soul mate and the great love of your life – but at the wrong time?
That question is at the heart of Fall Again, a contemporary romantic series about two working actors, Marc Guiro and Lauren Phillips set against the backdrop of New York, Los Angeles and points in-between over two decades.
In the first book, Beginnings you’ll meet Marc & Lauren and their closest friends in the optimistic New York City of the late 1980’s.
Marc Guiro is from Montreal Canada and is pursuing acting against the wishes of his family. Marc’s serious approach to life rarely allows others to get close.
Lauren Phillips is confident, positive and has been fixated on moving to New York and becoming an actor since she was a child growing up in the Midwest. Since her graduation from college Lauren’s sole focus becomes her career.
Marc and Lauren meet when they are very young and focused on building their careers as professional actors in New York City. Despite an obvious attraction, decorum dictates that their relationship remain platonic.
One major complication is Miriam, Marc’s longtime girlfriend and the daughter of his father’s business partner. Miriam hates everything about his life in New York and has her mind set on marriage.
Over time Marc and Lauren find themselves struggling to maintain the façade of being just friends to those around them, as well as to each other. But regardless of their best efforts to remain friends, Marc and Lauren fall in love.
The Fall Again series not only follows the lives of Marc and Lauren, but also provides a realistic look into the lives of working actors.

Targeted Audience: Women 21+

Author Bio:
I’m Donna Figueroa, an actor living and working in Los Angeles CA. My credits include roles on the big and small screens, commercials for radio and television, industrial and educational projects and of course my first love, theater. I earned my BA in Acting and speech from Emerson College in Boston MA.

I am a producer at Story Salon, Los Angeles’s longest running story venue where our focus is first person narratives. Many of our members have developed solo shows that they have moved to other venues locally and across the country. Last year I introduced fiction into our repertoire, and our quarterly Fiction Showcases have featured established published authors as well as those new to the fiction genre.

My passions are shopping, fashion, traveling, classic Hollywood and the city of San Francisco.

My husband writer comedian Tony Figueroa and I live in Los Angeles with our three adorable and neurotic cats.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Fall Again: Beginnings is the first book in the Fall Again Series. My original plan had been to write a short story before I decided to write a stand alone novel. The novel eventually grew into a series.

My story is set in the world of working actors. I naturally drew from my own experiences in the industry (I began working professionally as an actor while still in college) and from the experiences of other working actors. We work in a profession that is often misunderstood. I wanted to present a realistic glimpse into the lives of hard working artists as opposed to glamorous celebrities.

But this is also a Romantic novel. Shortly before I began writing I went to a girls night where the conversation turned to the subjects of first loves and the one who got away. Several women on this night wondered what would have happened if they had met someone from their pasts at a different time in their lives.

Not long after this girls night, I began writing to the theme: what if you met the perfect person- your best friend, your soul-mate and the great love of your life…but at the wrong time?

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Lost in Time I by Abbie Zanders

LiT_Part_I_Cover-w400Lost in Time I is a love story about travelling great lengths to find your true soul mate.

Scottish maiden Isobeille Aislinn McKenna wasn’t like the other lasses. She was curious about the world around her and wanted more than a life of servitude and obeisance. When her abusive father arranges her marriage in order to pay his debts, she prays for divine intervention.

Her prayers are answered, and Isobeille suddenly finds herself six hundred years in the future – directly in the path of a bus in the heart of one of the busiest cities on the East Coast.

Reluctant do-gooder Nick Peterson was there to tackle her out of its path, but he’s not happy about it. He’s already on the outs with his girlfriend and running very late for a date that he’s hoping will get things back on track.

Both his conscience and his protective instincts kick in in a big way when he realizes Isobeille has nowhere else to go. Nick fights the sudden and instant attraction he has for the sweet and docile Isobeille, but does he really stand a chance against Fate?

Targeted Audience: Mature readers, 21+

Author Bio:
Abbie Zanders is a wife and mother of three (including a set of identical twins), born and raised in the mountains and valleys of Northeastern Pennsylvania. She has a degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. Though she has spent the last 25+ years developing financial software for healthcare-based companies, she has also held second jobs as a pub waitress, a restaurant dessert baker, a secretary, and a bread shelf stock girl.

Hobbies and interests include romance novels (all genres), 80’s hair bands and heavy metal, muscle cars, and really big dogs.

A voracious reader, she carries both a Nook and a Kindle with her at all times, as well as several mini-sized notebooks to jot down ideas when inspiration strikes. Writing is a life-long pursuit; it began somewhere in elementary school when she used to secretly draft scripts for then-popular TV shows, writing herself in as a main character, of course. Things have changed a lot since then – she now focuses on love stories for mature audiences – but her passion for writing remains the same.

She promises her readers two things: no cliffhangers, and always happily ever afters.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’m a huge fan of Highlander romances, especially the ones that include a bit of time travel, but they almost always focus on the main male characters. I got to thinking, hey, what would happen if a Scottish maiden made the trip instead? Would she come willingly? How would she perceive the world around her?

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Secrets Of Sanctuary Hospital Mia’s Dark Encounter by L.A.A. Law

Mias-dark-encounter4paingBook Four of the Secrets of Sanctuary Hospital Series

Short Synopsis
Mia is in the hands of her most feared enemy and doesn’t even know it. Cast into an existence haunted by tragedy with no recollection of Andrew, her children, or her abilities, Mia is vulnerable to Jonathan’s pursuit. Desperate to bring to fruition the only thing left that makes sense in her life, a new hospital wing for children, Mia gives Jonathan an in to manipulate and deceive her into a choice which will seal her fate to him and hell for all eternity.

Extended Synopsis
Mia would never let anyone choose to die for her. After learning of Eva’s decision to do just that, Mia vowed that when the time came, she would ensure that Eva was the one to survive. Knowing the only one who Eva could have sought this favor from is the archangel Michael, Mia calls to him and makes arrangements to be the one who pays for the gift of her time with Andrew and her family. The battle with William and his men to reclaim one of their own led to Mia’s death at Sanctuary. As Andrew tackles a world without his other half and struggles to pick up the pieces of his children’s mournful hearts in facing a world without their mother, Mia is thrust into an existence which no longer affords her the protections of Sanctuary and her powers.

Knowing Mia’s heart would ache from the loss of her soul mate and family, Michael shrouds her new existence in a history haunted by memories of losing her husband in a violent home invasion. In doing so, he isolates her heart and opens the door to Mia’s most deadly challenge to date. Stripped of the ability to awaken her powers or recall her past, she is unaware that she has fallen into the hands of her most feared enemy, Jonathan. Armed with new skills and a secret which he will use to deceive Mia into making a commitment that seals her fate for all eternity, Jonathan is determined to claim his prize. This time the dark side may just get the soul it is hungry to consume, but only if it claims Mia before a mistaken belief leads to the end of her life at the hands of one who will extinguish his own in the process.

Targeted Audience: 21+

Author Bio:
Living on the east coast, I love to travel to Maine. Just far enough away to enjoy time with my wonderful family without the weight of work or competing schedules, but close enough that most of the short time to escape is not taken by travel. The beautiful scenery and abundance of woods and rocky beaches offers peace and tranquility to me and my family. I am the mother of three wonderful children and work in a law firm. Writing is something I never thought I could do, my vast work experience is more in accounting and legal work dealing with figures and asset allocation, but writing became a way to allow my mind to escape for short periods of time while my body stayed anchored to care for two dying parents and ensuring that I could still provide a warm and loving home to my children who agreed to be uprooted to help me care for their grandparents.
Writing for me was born out of the necessity for some peace and relief during a draining and guilt ridden time in my life. My three wonderful children and husband underwent the difficult ordeal of uprooting our lives to care for my parents who were each dying of cancer.
Drastically altering our lives to ensure that the wonderful people who cared for me during childhood and were giving and loving grandparents to their only grandchildren had their family living with them and caring for their daily needs during the three years of their waning lives when cancer ensured they could not take care of themselves, was both rewarding and heart wrenching. The guilt of drastically changing the lives of my children and impairing their freedom led to many a sleepless night and the birth of this series.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I am a nameless, faceless, insignificant cog in a wheel hoping to help someone whose name I do not know, face I have not seen, whose suffering I have not endured, experience light from the touch of a stranger’s friendly efforts to offer a ray of hope that brings a little assistance to their struggling life. Our family has known love, but we have also experienced pain and the need to sacrifice, but nothing like those we hope this will help. Please help us with our effort.
We have all seen the faces of children battling cancer, children starving at home or abroad, soldiers who have come home embattled for their bravery with scars that have secured our freedom, but for which we can never fully comprehend the depths of that cost. We have passed by and sometimes stopped to provide a hopeful word, some money, or a blanket to someone on the streets suffering economic hardship. All of those faces behind names we do not know are individuals who too may feel like cogs in wheels of a machine that need help to flourish and keep moving forward to something that works better than what we have now.
Not having the riches to feed the world or house the homeless, or the comprehension to discover a cure for diseases which ravage the body of those it inhabits and the souls of families who struggle each day alongside them, we are hoping to help in some small way, to make a difference by giving something to get something. In our time of need, we felt the rays of random acts of kindness by medical personnel or home care agents who aided us in our battles. We are hoping to pay the act forward with an act of our own. Yes we have given money, but our ability is not enough to meet the needs of the many, so we are hoping that ours with the little gifts of others can make a difference and touch the lives of people in need. To that end we have composed a series of books, hoping to offer a chuckle, a sigh, a moment of entertainment in exchange for the reader providing a donation to their local hospital that cares for children suffering from cancer, buying an extra can of food while at a grocery store and putting it in a bin designated for food pantries or homeless shelters, sending a donation to a charity assisting our returning soldiers who are injured, or helping us help a local school. The second installment of the book is available free in an electronic library, but is also offered for purchase so that the author can donate from the net proceeds to a local school in hopes that they will use it to provide the future generation with an education that they could not otherwise obtain. Happily we have made our first donation to a very grateful school and will be making another in May.
Help us with this effort. Download the book and donate, pass it on to a friend, every bit counts, or if you are a voice that reaches beyond the few, out to the social network, a voice that when you speak, people listen, tweet this out, post it on your social network page. Take a moment out of your life to assist this cog, who is not knowledgeable in ways of the internet, get the word out and help pay it forward and make the life of someone else more fulfilling, someone whose voice may not be lost in the herds of the masses but may boom and be heard well into the future. If you are willing to help, the book series is Secrets of Sanctuary Hospital with the following subheadings: A Hidden Enclave For Angels, Demons, And Vampires; A Journey Through Hell; Nightmare of The Dark Shadows; Mia’s Dark Encounter, and Final Confrontation (the last is a proposed title). Five books in all, four are already on the net with Smashwords , their affiliates-Itunes, Barnes & Noble and more, and the second book only so far is on Amazon. The other two are coming out as soon as my family and I are through editing them. It is a family affair and my children go to school and I work to earn a living and provide for them, but please, help us if you can bring light to those whose lives face more challenges or difficulties than our own or your own. Help us do a good thing for someone else. I hope this message finds you and yours healthy and fulfilled.
If you have a comment, please feel free to email at SanctuaryBook@outlook.com
Thank you.

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Vampires in Paradise: An Abrams Brothers Novel by Drew Stephens

b130Kayla Malone, a lawyer from New York, comes to Hawaii with her friend, Rosalie Tucker, for vacation. All that changes when she meets the dashing vampire Dominik Abrams.

Targeted Audience: 22

Author Bio:
My name is Drew Stephens and I have enjoyed writing since I was younger. The genres I like are romance (paranormal and regular), thrillers, science fiction, historical fiction, etc. My favorite authors include J.R. Ward, John Grisham, Nora Roberts, etc.

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Thirst: Tales of Vampire Romance Boxed Set by Shirl Anders

b29Are you THIRSTING for the unusual? Try thousand-year-old vampires, Latin and French vamps, vampire Earls, sexy Native American vampires and even berserker vampires! This bundle will slake your THIRST for otherworldly, hot and sexy, unique vampire stories.
EIGHT creative and original stories that prove, one little seductive bite doesn’t hurt.

Targeted Audience: 22

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Robert Manis The Carnal Conspiracies by James Lee Nathan III

title_pageThe future has never looked this daunting. When sex becomes easy love is lost. Imagine a world without sexually transmitted diseases, as long as the inhabitants ingest a pill once a month for the rest of their lives. Here is the complex yet simple truth of the world in 2110. Where a super drug Nomescula, emerges as the new spice for the remaining civilized Peoples. This drug in 20 years has wiped out all sexually transmitted diseases, cured AIDS but also increases population by 15%. Unbridled sex led to unwanted pregnancies, which in turn led to abortions or abandoned children (The Forgotten). With promiscuity abound many have left their morals by the way side, forcing legislatures across the globe to enact various Carnal Control laws. These laws segregate single and married people but open the door for criminal elements to offer sexual liaisons to all who can afford them. New types of crime emerge, Love Control is one of those illegal activities that quickly alarms the NU FBI. As the power of Love Control grows they seek to not only restrict the access of Nomescula, but to absolutely control those left in its wake as well. Their pursuit of political influence and Pulse weaponry make them a menace to society. However their abduction of the Vice Presidents daughter takes their diabolical machinations to another level. Enter Robert Manis, independent consultant to the NU FBI. Robert’s mission will be to subdue these criminal elements wherever he finds them, in a quest to save the VPs daughter, and seek his own retribution in the process. Political intrigue, seduction, sadism, deviant debauchery, espionage, and ritual killings will stand in his way, but Robert Manis is perfect for this time and especially this mission. He has 72 hours to acquire the daughter before the kidnappers go public with an incriminating video of the daughter and members of the cabinet engaged in various sexual acts. Robert Manis has two clear orders; get the girl; and of the rest “Kill them ALL.”

Targeted Audience: adults 21-40, who like a little action, scifi, and mystery with their EROTICA

Author Bio:
The number 1 bestselling author of erotic crime dramas on leanpub.com;James Lee Nathan III was born grew up in Corona and East Elmhurst and graduated from the HS of Art and Design in 1979. He entered the US Air Force shortly thereafter,serving 20 years and retired in 1999. He was stationed overseas for 18 of the 20 years and has been to 40 states and 10 different countries. He loves pugs, jazz, beer, and the company of an intelligent and pretty woman. James is single and resides in Severn, Maryland.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I have always loved the troubled hero archetype. Robert Manis is that and so much more. I wanted to create a world where sexual commerce is more of the norm and if that is plausible, then what type of government and society would we have? Who would reign in the sex cartels to ensure that they did not become too powerful and their political influence kept in check?
There had to be a special type of person; part Bond, some Bourne, a sensually dominant male with a whole lot of complicated emotional baggage. BAM… Robert Manis.

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The Gardener of Baghdad by Ahmad Ardalan


Adnan leads a weary existence as a bookshop owner in modern-day, war-torn Baghdad, where bombings, corruption and assault are everyday occurrences and the struggle to survive has suffocated the joy out of life for most. But when he begins to clean out his bookshop of forty years to leave his city in search of somewhere safer, he comes across the story of Ali, the Gardener of Baghdad, Adnan rediscovers through a memoir handwritten by the gardener decades ago that beauty, love and hope can still exist, even in the darkest corners of the world

Targeted Audience: Romance

Author Bio:
Ahmad Ardalan was born in Baghdad in 1979. At the age of two, he moved with his parents to Vienna, Austria, where he spent most of his childhood and underwent his primary studies. After his father’s diplomatic mission finished at the end of 1989, he returned to Iraq, where he continued his studies and graduated from the University of Dentistry. As a result of the unstable political, military, social, and economic conditions in his home country, Ahmad decided to leave Iraq and move to the UAE. After facing difficulties to pursue his career in dentistry, he opted to pursue employment in the business world. Since then, Ardalan has held several senior roles within the pharmaceutical and FMCG industries, throughout much of the Middle East. His early childhood in a mixed cultural environment, as well as his world travels, increased his passion for learning about cultures of the world and inspired him to pen The Clout of Gen, his first novel. After eleven years of being away, Ahmad returned to Baghdad in January 2013 on a visit that was full of mixed emotions. Inspired by his trip to Iraq, he wrote his second novel, The Gardener of Baghdad.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The daily pain of my hometown, Baghdad.

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DEATH BY HIGH HEELS by Violet Ingram

DeathbyHighHeels_SMSpending time with a dead guy, being interrogated by the cops and getting stitched up by a cute ER doc wasn’t exactly the evening plans private investigator Kimberly Murphy envisioned. Especially the getting caught standing over a dead body, again, part. Only this time it wasn’t her fault. Just once she’d like it if homicide detective Grant Tompkins didn’t assume she was guilty.

To clear her slightly tarnished name, Kim goes after the clever killer while avoiding a certain hot homicide detective determined to put her in handcuffs – and not the pink, fuzzy kind – not that she’d mind. Too bad Kim’s efforts lead to dead ends and even more dead bodies. Kim will need all her skills and a bit of luck to outwit a killer who’d like to put an end to Kim’s meddling permanently.

Targeted Audience: 21 +

Author Bio:
Violet Ingram is a wife, mother, and author. She and her husband have been married for over 24 years and they have 5 children.

Violet’s love of books was the direct result of having spent Saturday mornings going to libraries with her mom. Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, and Encyclopedia Brown were the first books she fell in love with.

Violet lives in the midwest where she is busy at work on her next book.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My main character, Kim Murphy, has a strong personality. So strong that she wouldn’t leave me alone until I got her story down. Now she’s hounding me with more stories.

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