Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Stuart Akin Fantasy and SciFi Author

My final post for showcasing authors is on Stuart Akin.
Stuart not only writes fantasy and scifi (my favorite reads) but he's also written romance, horror, literary, erotica, and thriller, so you're sure to find something you'll enjoy among his works. You can click on the picture above to see his biography and his books that are available on Amazon.

Stuart has a wonderful blog: Stuart Aken Wordpress and I encourage you to follow it. My favorite posts are his helpful posts on finding the right word. I've learned alot from these posts. Stuart puts alot of time and effort into whatever he does, so you're sure to see quality work from him.

You can also follow Stuart on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StuartAken

This is one author that anyone's sure to find the perfect book to read, so go to his Amazon page and give one of his books a try.

Love, Honor, and Respect

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Fantasy Author Stephen R Paolini Blood and Fire the Draconos Saga Volume One

One of the books I've read that really impressed me is 'Blood and Fire' by Stephen R Paolini.
Stephen has a way of writing that is unique and the storyline involving humans, dragons, and vampires is a different take than usual. His book is rated 5 stars, and well it should be. This is a tale that all fantasy lovers should have in their collection.

Nick opens his eyes. It is dusk, his usual waking time. He is hungry - or thirsty. The two are synonymous for the adolescent. His dirty blonde hair flips about his pale forehead as he rouses himself to a standing position.
From where he stands, the entrance to the cave is barely perceptible. The grey opening is partially occluded by a massive dark silhuette. The large object moves. Now Nick is confronted by a pair of glowing ruby orbs.

Interesting, isn't it? Want to read more? Just click on the above image. It will take you to Amazon where the book is available for FREE! Can you believe that? It's FREE so head on over and add it to your Kindle library.

While you're there, visit Stephen's author page: Stephen R Paolini Amazon where you can read about this amazing author. And be sure to click the follow button.

He's an author that I'm very much impressed with.

Love, Honor, and Respect to all.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Romance Author Ruth Ann Nordin

I was in Wattpad recently and discovered that a friend of mine, Ruth Ann Nordin, had an entire book there to read. Well, I delved in and found that I couldn't stop reading it.
I have to say, this is a delightful read. The story is about an author that gets taken into her story by the male character that she was writing as a bad guy. He wants to prove to her that she's got him all wrong. This is definitely a must-read for anyone who enjoys a good book.

I liked the book so much that I went to Amazon and purchased it. Just click on the book cover and check it out.

I asked Ruth Ann if she would do a blog post for me, and here it is:

Contrary to what a lot of people seem to think, romance readers don’t read romance because they like trashy novels.  They aren’t sex-crazed bored housewives who desperately need something useful to do with their lives.  I don’t know who started this stereotype, but it doesn’t play out in real life.  Just like people who like horror novels aren’t secretly keeping dead bodies in their basement or performing sacrificial rituals in their backyard.  But I’m not talking about horror novels.  I’m talking about romances and why romances are popular.

The reason why they’re popular is because they guarantee a happy ending.  You can rest assured going in that you are investing your time into characters who won’t die on you or end up unhappy.  You don’t have to go to the end of the book to look at the last page wondering if everything will end up okay before you get started.  You know the hero and heroine labeled in the description will end up together.

Some of you may wonder what’s the point if you already know how things will end.  It’s simple.  The key isn’t how the book is going to end.  The key is the journey.  It’s how the hero and heroine will find their happy ending.  The safety net in reading a romance is knowing that no matter how bad things get for our main characters, you know everything will work out for them in the end.  It’s about hope.

I think romance readers are some of the happiest and most optimistic people I’ve come across.  They’re supportive and caring.  They tend to be happy in their marriages, and they tend to spread happiness wherever they go.  I think that’s why they enjoy romances.  Romances are about giving two people a happy ending, and when those characters get that happy ending, the readers (in turn) share in that happy ending.

There is a connection between the character and the reader.  The reader wants to escape into the character’s world.  Romances allow the reader to escape into the journey of the heart.  But this doesn’t detract from the reader’s real life.  I’d say it enhances it.  Since most romance readers I know are happily married, they aren’t looking to put a hero into their husband’s shoes.  They just want to enjoy someone else’s journey of the heart.

I don’t know how else to explain it.  Since there seems to be so many people who have a hard time understanding what makes romances so popular, I’m hoping this post will help explain it.  I’ve been married for sixteen years, and while my husband and I have had our ups and downs, we’re happy together.  In fact, I’d say the longer we’ve been married, the better things get because we understand and accept each other (faults and all) a lot easier.  So when I read romances, it’s not because I’m a bored and lonely housewife.  It’s because I know how wonderful romance is and enjoy watching two characters discover this for themselves.

Ruth Ann has several romance available on Amazon. Check out her page and be sure to follow her:

Follow Ruth Ann on Wattpad too: Ruth Ann Nordin Wattpad 
Wattpad is a great place to find new authors and read stories for free, so while you're there, follow me too: DM Yates Wattpad 

Love, Honor, and Respect to all. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Fall Fantasy Conclave Fantasy Author Hayley Lawson

Our Fall Fantasy Conclave is still happening on Facebook. This is a great time of year to pick up books for the cold weather moving in.

Today I spotlight Hayley Lawson who writes under the name of H J Lawson.
You can click on her picture and it will take you to her Amazon author page where you can see the books she's written.

 HJLawson is an English author who currently resides in New York. When she's not writing, she spends her time watching movies and hanging out with her family. She is the author of the following young adult books: The War Kids Series and The Sanction Series.

Hayley has a treat for you. Her 'Defender of Mankind' book is free! That's right free.  Hayley's Free Book 
If you enjoy a good fantasy and vampires, then you're sure to enjoy this book, so click on the link or the image to get this freebie.

What's it about?

Let's let her character Alexa tell you:
I’m Alexa, Defender of Mankind... Time to prove my namesake correct. I’m going to make humans stronger and faster to fight off vampires... I’m going to make them vampire slayers...

Sounds like a fun read, doesn't it? Give one of Hayley's books a try. You never know. She just might become your favorite author.

Love, Honor, and Respect

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Fall Fantasy Conclave Megan Cutler

I'm excited. I love discovering new authors. We're doing an event on Facebook to promote Fantasy/SciFi Authors, and one that I'm doing is Megan Cutler.

Let's talk a little about this author:

Megan grew up in a small town in central Pennsylvania where books offered an easy escape from the mundane life of a rural highway town. She started taking books to the playground with her and, later, started sneaking a second notebook into class to write stories. In 2003 she married the love of her life and moved to Canada, though she has yet to develop proper ice crystals in her blood. Megan started writing full-time in 2011 and has since published three novels and several short stories. Her characters keep her up late and wake her up early, but she loves them anyway.

This is the cover of the book I'm promoting. I love the title. It's intriguing and makes me want to read the story.
Island of Lost Forevers (Mystical Island Book 1):
When a mysterious island appears off the coast of San Francisco, two intrepid academics risk everything to discover its secrets. Literature professor Catilen Taylor has struggled all her life with the ability to sense others' emotions. The only person comfortable with her eccentricities is Damian Cooke, who studies an ancient art he calls 'magic.'

Beyond the military barricade they discover paradise unspoiled by modern advances, ruled by the enigmatic Sentomoru, who invites them to share the wonders of his bathhouse. But as the travelers strive to unravel the island's secrets, danger stalks their every step. Is the island the paradise it promises? Or does a nightmare lurk beneath the surface?

Island of Lost Forevers Excerpt (extra if you want to use it):
Sentomoru peered down the tip of his nose at Damian's prone position. "You couldn't have hoped to win this little challenge against me. My power far outclasses yours."

Island of Lost Forevers Purchase Links:

You can find Megan here:

Where to find her books (General links):

In case you prefer a short story to start with, take a chance with this one:
Be sure and check Megan out. Click to follow her, and when you read her book(s), leave a review. That's so important to us authors.

Love, Honor, and Respect.