Zack's love life has been on the fritz for months. How could he, again, have been so delusional as to believe Amanda would choose him. But now he's in a new city, working towards his dream job. He's found new friends and hikes, camping trips, and volleyball tournaments fill his calendar. Having given up his casual hook up strategy of meeting girls, he's focused on his career and experiencing all the southwest has to offer. Enter Liz, a fiery red-head with passion for all of Zack's favorite activities.
From the back cover…
“He jests at scars that never felt a wound.”
― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
A new job, new city, and new friends seem like the perfect solutions for healing Zack’s broken heart. A fiery red-head, with passion for all of his favorite activities, couldn’t hurt either. She seems perfect for him, and he's immediately drawn in. The romance blossoms, but Zack is side-swiped when he learns she's hiding things. Is the relationship worth salvaging or do her scars run too deep? Don’t miss Zack’s story in this Being Me series stand-alone companion novel!
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More about Tricia…
Tricia Copeland grew up in Georgia and now lives in sunny Colorado with her family. In addition to the award nominated Being Me series, her books include Best Book Award Fantasy Finalist series, The Kingdom Journals, Lovelock Ones, a post-apocalyptic dystopian adventure, and Drops of Sunshine, a YA paranormal novella, free to newsletter subscribers. Find all of Tricia’s books on her website www.triciacopeland.com! Connect with Tricia and other readers on your favorite social media with the following links!
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The Deepest Scars release is one week away! Today, I have a treat for you, an excerpt from chapter one!
“So, we didn’t get to catch up today. How was your Fourth?” Mitchell asks as I slide my backpack over my shoulders.
“I was working.” I dodge incoming patients as we exit the physical therapy room.
“Did you even get to see fireworks?”
“No, we had a couple injuries, so I was there till late.” I find my keys and sunglasses in a side pocket of my bag.
“You’ve got to get a better job, so you can have a social life.” Mitchell shakes his head.
“Are you kidding? I’m living the dream. Fame and fortune.”
“Right, well”—he holds his palm out to me—“I’ll catch you next time.”
“Yep.” I shake his hand and slide my sunglasses on. Stepping through the sliding doors the sun sears my skin, and I wonder if I’ll ever get used to it. Heat rises off the pavement, and hot wind engulfs me as I cross the parking lot. A volleyball rolls out from between two cars. I dip and scoop it up with one hand. Scanning the rows, I spot an open trunk and jog to it. I stop a couple feet from a girl rummaging in the back of a small SUV. “You lose this?” I hold the ball at arm’s length.
She glances at me and then back to her open car. “I’d lose my head right now if it weren’t attached.” Her accent is melodic, almost twangy, and I note the New Jersey license plate. Running her hand through her thick hair, she turns to face me. “Thanks.”
“No problem.” Ball extended, I take a step closer to her. “You play?”
Her eyes land on mine and then cut to my chest where my ID card hangs. Grabbing the sphere with both hands, she tosses it into her SUV. “Yeah.” Shaking her head, she fishes in the closest bag.
“Me too. There’s a league at the JCC if you’re interested. That’s the—”
“I know what the JCC is.” She spins to face me.
I take a step back. “Okay, I wasn’t… I just thought—”
“What? Since I have out-of-state plates, I’m fresh meat? A new chick to take out once and never call again?”
“Whoa.” I raise my palms. “I was just returning the ball.”
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Some of our edges are more jagged than others. Is their love deeper than the scars they bear?
Zack's love life has been on the fritz for months. How could he, again, have been so delusional as to believe Amanda would choose him? But now he's in a new city, working towards his dream job. Hikes, camping trips, and volleyball tournaments fill his calendar. Having given up his casual hook up strategy of meeting girls, he's focused on his career and experiencing all the southwest has to offer. Enter Liz, a fiery red-head with passion for all of Zack's favorite activities.
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If there's one thing I hate, it's waiting! So, I wanted to give you guys some sneak peaks into my new romance novel! The cover reveal is next Thursday, March 1 (insert squeal!), and the release is March 15 (double squeal!) I'm so excited, I can't wait for you guys to see it and have it in your hot little hands!
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It took me a while on this one... but I finally found the perfect tune! I met the artist by chance, and fell in love with this sound and lyrics... Edges... it's all about the edges... our edges aren't always clean or straight... but we love through them... here's Sean Lamborne of TMULE's Edges...
Sean is also a poet and I had the privilege of reading his work! Very cool stuff! You can find Sean's music and poetry or connect with him on Facebook with the links below, in the mean time, enjoy Edges!
TMULE Webpage: www.tmulemusic.com
It's been just over a year since I released the first Kingdom Journals novel! It's hard to fathom that it's been only a year, but at the same time it seems like eons ago. As many of you know I'm a huge paranormal genre fan, and vampire stories are my favorite. So, it became a daunting task for me to create these types of characters. Looking back at this series' journey, I want to give you some more insight as to how it began and where it's headed. The best way I could think of was to frame my thoughts in a Q & A format, so I hope you enjoy hearing more about the Kingdom Journals.
1. How did you come up with the idea for the type of vampires you created? - I wanted beings who were supernatural but not immortal, super-human but organic and real. So, my vampires evolved like humans and other animals, with hearing like birds of prey, a sense of smell like canines, sleep patterns like cats, and an extra-human life span.
2. Where did you come up with the idea that vampires were sired by the devil and witches by angels? - This story line evolved with me coming up with the idea that the main characters were working towards peace between the witch and vampire species. They need to break a curse that prevents witches from entering heaven and vampires from having souls. When the curse is broken, the characters feel there will be no need for the groups to be at odds. An age-old curse must have a reason for existing, so I created the story line that God punishes the angels for siring witches by limiting their souls to purgatory. Because demons, or fallen angels, were cast from heaven, they were stripped of their souls and are not able to sire soul-based beings.
3. How did the series evolve from a mainly vampire series to a mixture of vampire and witch main characters? - When I thought of the curse and how it may be broken, the idea formed that it would take both types of beings to break it. Then, I decided to feature a different character of the trinity in each book and have them tell the story from their point of view, hence the journals theme.
4. Jude isn't one of the trinity, how did he get his own book? - Not to give too much away, I'll say that Jude started out as a much different character. I intended for him to be on the other side of the equation, with the other team so to speak. But the more I wrote about him, the more I liked who he became. When it came down to making him who I'd intended him to be, I couldn't do it.
5. Where is the series going next? - Originally, I had intended Kingdom Journals to be a trilogy, with Alena's (Uh-lee-nah) story, Camille's story, and Hunter's story. Then, I introduced Jude who plays his own part in figuring out how the curse is to be broken. Planning out Hunter's Story (Kingdom of War), I realized there was a wealth of back story that it would be good to fill in. This brought me to Anne's Story. For those who haven't read the books, Anne is Alena's mother and Vampire Chancellor. She is over almost five-hundred years old. I'm working on Anne's story right now, and can tell you it will be quite a extra-sensory, emotional, roller-coaster, wow-factor read! I have it slated for a Sept. 21 release, so you don't have to wait too long!
I'm excited to share all this extra info with you about the Kingdom Journals! Check them out and let me know what you think!
All the best,
I'm excited to announce that my post-apocalyptic science-fiction adventure story is now available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited! Lovelock Ones is a two-part tale, Native One and Bred One, narrated by the two main characters fifteen-year old Jema and seventeen year-old Troy.
From the back cover...
Jema and Troy manage semi-normal lives at the Port Orford Naval Base despite global warming and mandatory genetic typing. With the threat of a second worldwide flu epidemic, their parents send them to a remote desert community. Jema’s sister contracts the virus, and Jema and Troy must decide whether to compromise the group to save one. Can Lovelock develop a cure in time to avoid mass casualty? As the political stage shifts, who can be trusted?
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Born from an idea based on a healing themed story, the first part of Lovelock Ones, Native One was first published in The Butterfly Box in December 2016. Here is a snippet from Part Two:Bred One:
Part Two: Bred One
Chapter 1 – Troy
“I’m never going to get this.” I let the bow fall to my side.
“Mark.” Jema used my Lovelock name. “I’ve been doing this for ten years. You’re not going to be perfect in a couple of months. It’s muscle memory, just like with football. You’ll get it.”
We’d been practicing for almost three months, both shooting and adapting to our community names. I called her Cleo about sixty percent of the time and hit the center target only one in ten.
“But for you it’s like breathing, Cleo.” I forced out her new name, trying to make the switch in my psyche. She would always be Jema to me.
“Have you never had to work at anything?”
“Yeah, this.” I held up the bow and arrow.
She kicked at the sand under her feet. “Maybe I’m not a good teacher. I just remember how my dad taught me. Think about it like throwing a football. You aim and then release, right?” Cocking her arm back, she faked a throw.
I dropped the bow. “If you put your arms around me like this.” I took her hands and wound them around my waist, so our lips were inches apart. Even in the dim light, I could see her cheeks flush. I loved feeling the warmth from her face. One day I would get up the courage to kiss her again.
Backing away, I lifted the bow and drew the string and arrow to my ear. “Twenty more and then we’ll run.”
“Might help if you use your night goggles like the rest of us.” Her voice trailed off as she walked away.
Swish. I let the arrow fly and fitted another on the string until my quiver emptied. I jogged to collect the arrows and turned to scan the area for Jema. I grabbed a bag and headed to her. “Commander Butler will be happy.” I held the open sac out to her.
“It’s a big one. It will have to hold him till we’re back.”
“You’d think he’d get tired of these.” I synched the bag closed.
“He loves rabbit.”
We walked to the blacktop, and I set the bow on top of her catch. Bumping her shoulder, I faced into the wind. “You ready for this?”
“You beating me again? Never.”
“No, tomorrow.” I pumped my knees up and down in place a few times.
“Yep.” She started a slow jog beside me.
“Always nervous. I hate that it has to be a different place every time.”
“Yeah, and this is the farthest west we’ve been since our marrow run.” I shook my head, clearing the image of the dead soldiers from my brain.
“I do not like that the rendezvous is half an hour from the border.”
“Butler says they’re tightening security.”
Beside me, Jema’s shoulders trembled. “I feel like General Zhou is waiting for us at Port Orford.”
“Yeah, I can see him sitting at your kitchen table, wondering where you went.” I elbowed her, and she jumped to stay in stride.
“Fine. Whatever. Make fun of my nightmares.”
“At least you don’t dream about punching the commander every night.”
Hitting the one-mile mark, my body slid into the familiar rhythm. I watched Jema out of the corner of my eye. She’d become comfortable with our pace after three months of training. Thinking back to our first days in exile, I chuckled at how I pushed her to run. After our rogue mission, we switched to a night work schedule with the rest of the security and supply teams. Waking at 1600 every evening, we ate supper with the community and started our workday. The acquisitions training included physical conditioning, weapons drills, tactical maneuver and psychological warfare study.
Even though the other supply teams switched out, Cmdr. Butler sent Jema and me on each of the last two monthly restocking runs. The next supply run was scheduled for the next day, and we were, again, on the roster. I think Butler tried to keep us busy, so we didn’t plan any tangent missions. Besides being hungry all the time and the lack of friends, cave life wasn’t too horrible, considering marshal law had been issued in the states. At least they’d upped our food portions after we each lost four pounds the first month. Still, it’d taken another month to get my body to stop signaling the need for food.
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On days like today, a National Day of Service and Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, I tend to get overwhelmed with the pressure of feeling like I make a significant enough contribution to society. As a former stay-at-home parent and now working mom, I barely have time to sit alone and read a book. An article I found is helping me see how I already do give back and discover small ways to help in the future. Here are a couple of suggestions from John Hawthorne's article "Simple Ways to Help the People Next Door...And Around the World".
1. Think local - sometimes there is need right in your back yard. When my kids were younger, our mom's club organized a craft hour with a local nursing center for Alzheimer's patients. The kids had fun making crafts and the patients got personal interaction and to use their hands and keep up their dexterity. As a mom to three young kids, I appreciated the social and activity time for me and my kids. John suggests that connections with like minded individuals can lead to a host of other ideas and projects.
2. Raise funds for the needy - this can be as easy as asking a business to place a coin jar on the counter beside the register. Students might start a coat or used toy drive.
3. Be a mentor - to your own kids and to others. You can help at the local elementary school, listening to kids read or reading to them, helping the teacher copy worksheets, or redecorating a bulletin board. Professionals might mentor college students or at the local senior center.
4. Help promote wellness - among your kids, their friends, and in your community. Mr. Hawthorne writes "The need for public service is driven by the concept of the common good, or what is in the best interest of everyone involved. Promoting a healthy lifestyle has immediate and long-term benefits to society and significantly impacts the viability of the population as a whole." Simple ways to help include volunteering to teach a yoga class or organizing a local walking group for kids or adults.
5. Look globally - in this digital age reaching out is easier than ever. Mr. Hawthorne suggests connecting by communicating with people around the world, whether digitally or via regular mail.
6. Connect with organizations making a difference - seek large charities that do the work you're interested in and help them spread their message online.
For me it feels good to give to my community and others in need, even if it is just spending an hour a week at my local school or visiting older patients. I hope my actions help foster community building in my kids and those around me. So, on this National Day of Service, hug your kids, hug your pets, give a friendly wave to a neighbor. If you're able, build a house, donate to the charity you are passionate about, share the message, little acts do make a difference.
John Hawthorne is a health nut from Canada with a passion for travel and taking part in humanitarian efforts. His writing not only solves a creative need it has also lead to many new opportunities when traveling abroad. You can read his full article at businessconnectworld.com/2017/11/28/simple-ways-help-people-next-door-around-world/
Wishing you peace,
I'm excited to share with everyone my latest novel! Lovelock Ones is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel set in a near future world where global warming and an epidemic virus has shrunk the world population to a fraction of its numbers. The story is told through the first person view points of two young characters, Jema and Troy. Early reviews are very positive and if you love action/adventure, science fiction, or dystopian stories, I think you'll enjoy this read! It is now available in paperback and releases in Kindle form on January 25. Thanks to Daryl McCool of d.a.m. Cool Graphics for my cover design (http://www.damcool.com/) Read on for a synopsis and excerpt!
Jema and Troy mange semi-normal lives at the Port Orford Naval Base despite global warming and mandatory genetic typing. With the threat of a second worldwide flu epidemic, their parents send them to a remote desert community. Jema’s sister contracts the virus, and Jema and Troy must decide whether to compromise the group to save one. Can Lovelock develop a cure in time to avoid mass casualty? As the political stage shifts, who can be trusted?
If your a paperback reader, you can get Lovelock Ones now on Amazon or at the release price Jan 25- Feb 8th!
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More about me...
Tricia Copeland grew up in Georgia and now lives in Colorado with her family. Her novels include the award nominated contemporary romance series, Being Me, Best Book Award finalist urban fantasy series, The Kingdom Journals, and Drops of Sunshine, a YA paranormal novella. Find all of Tricia’s books on her website at www.triciacopeland.com. For additional content including book trailers, inspiring quotes, & more, connect with Tricia on her website or your favorite social media with the links below. Read on for an excerpt from Lovelock Ones!
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I'm continuing my run of sharing new releases today! Jo Michaels is a prolific author with books in many genres. I've read at least five of her books, and can highly recommend them. Whether you're looking for paranormal or raw thriller, she's your girl! Here's all about her latest releases!
Simone spent the last two years by her cancer-ridden mother’s bedside. Taking care of her was the number one priority. When Mom suddenly goes into full remission, Simone is left bobbing in an unfamiliar ocean with a young man named Tristan. What happens next is the stuff of fairy tales—and nightmares.
Shocking, heart-wrenching, and insightful, Utterances will make you question everything you thought you knew about self-sacrifice. Award-winning author Jo Michaels pulls reality and the paranormal together in a way never before seen, intensely examining what we call the human condition by diving into the innermost workings of one young lady’s mind.
How to be a Total Loser
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?
Want to learn how to eat better and maybe lose a little weight along the way?
Need a realistic plan you’ll be able to stick to for the long haul?
Then this is the book for you.
There are no fad diets on the pages of this book, and no magic secret formula that’ll make you half the woman/man you are. What’s in here is real, sensible advice, and a ton of tips and tricks to help you ease into a newer, healthier you.
You’ll be a total loser. You’ll lose the fatigue, that general blah feeling, and maybe even a few pounds (or several), but you’ll start feeling better than you thought was possible in a very short amount of time.
Best of all? It’s not a plan that strips you of the things you love most. It only teaches you how to alter those things slightly, or look for better alternatives, so you can improve your overall health.
So, dive in, and become a total loser that wins in every way.
More about Jo from Jo...Born in Tennessee, 1977
Jo Michaels is...
Hi, I'm Jo. Let's forget all the "Jo Michaels is blah, blah, blah" stuff and just go with it. I'm a voracious reader (often reading more than one book at a time), a writer, a book reviewer, a mom, a wife, and one of the EICs at INDIE Books Gone Wild.
I have an almost photographic memory and tend to make people cringe at the number of details I can recall about them and/or their book(s). My imagination follows me around like a conjoined twin and causes me to space out pretty often or laugh out loud randomly in completely inappropriate situations.
I have a degree in graphic design, and my journey to the end was one few students who begin that program ever complete. However, this was one case where my memory and OCD tendencies helped me. Graduation was one of the most amazing days of my life. But, my most amazing day was when my now husband proposed. Every little girl dreams of being Cinderella someday, and he pulled off the proposal of fantasies.
At the risk of sounding cliche, I'm going to let it out there and say how much I absolutely adore the man I'm married to. Along with my children, he's my whole world.I've lived in Louisiana, Tennessee, and Georgia, but I've had my feet in almost every state. Traveling is something I adore, and have plans to someday see the Mongolia I've written about in Yassa.
Click on the images above to find her newest releases or go here to find all of her publications!
About the book...
Grey has always enjoyed the finer things in life. He maintains control over his darker, blood-thirsty side by being “human” as much as possible. He's immersed himself in the daily life of the living, as a history professor, and art historian. He has no patience for the seedier parts of humanity and revels in honor and propriety. That's what keeps his thirst at bay, along with the threat of The Directive.
He's been enjoying his mundane life, until he's contacted by an old friend who reminds him that he owes him a favor. A favor he must repay for a time when he exercised less discretion.
There's a Supernatural wreaking havoc in Atlanta and he has to stop them. That's when it strikes: The Thirst. Like a bolt of lightning crashing into him and rendering him powerless to resist the allure of his target. His control has deserted him and his power has increased beyond his comprehension. He'll defy anyone and everything, including The Directive to fulfill his desire for his Bloodmate.
From Bella Roccaforte...
I’ve always seen things in the world with a different view. I love spending time with people that can appreciate a laid back atmosphere. One of my favorite things to do is spend time on my porch with some of my favorite people.
I love writing stories that evoke emotion! I've written horror, contemporary romance, PNR, Urban Fantasy and recently branched out into some sexy smexy PNR. They all have one thing in common, my unique Bella-style.
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As always, happy reading!