Thursday, June 7, 2018

Dear Reader, Love Kevin M. Villegas

Dear Reader…

I have written this book to take you away from the mundane drudgery of daily life. I have created a magical world filled with romance, intrigue, betrayal, and murder to zip you away into a fantastic journey that will take you away into a great adventure and leave your world behind.

You will become a member of the Sunwright Family, a powerful magical family, you will, live, love and I hope you feel like you are one of them as you journey through their adventures in Alavar. Dear Reader, you will enjoy the feel of a fresh new world created not long after the arrival of the Sunwrights. You will meet fantastic new creatures such as the Elves of Alavar, you will be swept into the growing civilizations amongst the Elves that will become great tribes.

Strong characters will guide you through page after page of engaging conversations, sensual encounters and stand off encounters, which may lead to blood shedding or powerful fights. You dear reader will find a little bit of everything in this novel, I proudly proclaim you will find strong female characters who rise amongst their male counterparts to make the story as engaging as possible.

Thank you once again dear reader for reading my letter and I do hope you enjoy my book.

About the Author

I have been writing for as long as I can remember. My ongoing series The Sunwright Chronicles is a culmination of fifteen years of creating a unique living world with a rich history. I am currently writing the third book in the series. Besides writing I enjoy computer gaming, reading, playing the guitar and watching the history and science channels. My favorite activity though, is hanging out with my awesome family.

My latest book is the fantasy, The Sunwright Chronicles: A New World.



About the Book:

The Sunwright Chronicles : A New World, takes place in the world called Alavar, the Sunwrights a mostly Magical family made up of Paris Sunwright, Suadela Sunwright, Calia Sunwright, Tobias &
Jaedus Sunwright and last but not least Pershing Sunwright, have all arrived from a long but bitter stay from modern earth. Alavar is a fresh new world, so the Sunwrights are directed to stay away from the "creators as they work" young Jaedus Sunwright is discovered to be a "necromancer" the most powerful type of mage.
Paris Sunwright the patriarch of the family takes it upon himself to train her before she accidentally kills anyone in the family with her wild powers. Conflict ensues between Suadela, Paris's wife and young Jaedus before Paris can take Jaedus away to be trained. We skip ahead in time and Jaedus is trained properly, The "Creators" are long done with their work and the Sunwrights decide to reside with the elves of the world. The Sunwrights help teach the Elves many things. It is not long before it is discovered there is a sickness amongst the elves, called the soul disease. Because of her special powers Jaedus Sunwright is the best fitted to help combat this disease, only a few elves succumb to the disease, one being the wife of the second most prominent Elf in the land.
Now we move forward, the Elves are prospering the soul disease is gone, the population boom for the Elves has produced several distinct tribes amongst them. A power struggle ensues, in which the first murder occurs in the land, leading to the breakup of the tribes into separate nations and the very real possibility of war.



Monday, May 14, 2018

Dear Reader, Love Robin Haines

Dear Reader…

I  want to explain the why’s and wherefore’s of  my book Probable Cause, Re-Thinking The JFK Plot. I have always been fascinated with the JFK assassination theories and conspiracies. I have spent a great deal of  my life researching and analyzing the data, the  photos and the various points of view surrounding this major event in our political history. I have developed my own, very controversial theory that I believe may shed some light on the whole political situation and the situation with the Intelligence agencies,  White House agencies, and people in the know, at the time of the assassination. I wrote this book over a long period of time, incorporating new information when it came to light. I believe that  my book presents an alternative and maybe not too palatable in today’s political climate, explanation of what transpired at that time. My book is a short  but well researched investigation and explanation of what might have happened contrary to the popular conspiracy theories that have been  discussed over the years. I invite you to take a look at what I am putting forth as a theory for what might have actually happened.  I have included a bibliography and my blog notes about points that have surfaced after  I wrote this book, and will include more updates as I learn about them, on my webpage.  This theory challenges the status quo, but I put it forth so that  it can be analyzed  by you the reader, and for you to make up your own mind  about whether what happened to JFK could have transpired the way I believe it did.  Thank you for your interest in my book!

Robin Haines

About the Author

Robin Haines was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on March 20th 1953. Her mother was a journalist for a newspaper called the Hudson Dispatch which later became the Jersey Journal Dispatch. She was a Religion Editor who also covered theater, and entertainment and occasionally, covered stories about politics. Her father was a wine salesman who eventually became a cab driver. Both of her parents are now deceased.

She graduated from Weehawken High School in June of 1972. She attended Manhattan School of Music and took some extension courses at Julliard in Theory and Composition but did not obtain a degree.

She resided in Weehawken, New Jersey, until she was 29. Then she relocated to Winchester, Virginia, where she still lives today. She has never been married.

Her many interests include politics, religion, military, and American History. She also enjoys horseback riding, theater, and current events.

The author deeply believes that the many controversies, especially the one involving the JFK Assassination which are still hanging over us from the 1960’s and 70’s need to be resolved. Final closure should be brought to these things while there are still some people living who have firsthand knowledge of them.

She hopes that out of all this tragedy, some new laws, and treaties will be passed. One of which will require that all public figures seeking election to the Presidency and Vice Presidency of the U.S. must be subject to a top secret national security background check for the highest level of clearance. This would definitely serve as a deterrent to prevent a situation like this from arising here again.

You can visit her website at

About the Book:

This book is a refreshing new look at the JFK Conspiracy theories. After years of meticulous research the author has compiled new evidence to suggest a different theory on this important moment in our nation’s history.

It is a must read for anyone interested in a different view of the JFK assassination.



Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Dear Reader, Love S.K. Derban

Dear Reader,

Your bags are packed and you have finally made it through security. Alas, you are now seated on the plane and ready to begin a much needed holiday! Imagine that feeling and you will understand exactly how I feel whenever beginning a new book. It is with great anticipation that I start reading, with hopes the book will take me away on an adventure.

As you start reading Circumvent, my latest release, your adventure begins in Lahaina, on the Hawaiian Island of Maui. Here you will meet newlyweds, Nikki and Ruggiero. It is now time to get your taste buds ready because Nikki is a food writer for a national magazine, and Ruggiero is a world renown pastry chef. If you enjoy dessert, you will delight in reading about the silken layers of Ruggiero’s Kona coffee and macadamia nut cream on a bed of decadent dark chocolate.

But hold on! Did you know that Lyon, France has been called the World Capital of Gastronomy? Lyon is also known as the Gastronomical Capital of France. In simple terms, Lyon, France is home to amazing food, and is a fitting destination for Nikki and Ruggiero to visit. Unfortunately their French holiday mutates into a waking nightmare.

While safe and secure in your own home, and perhaps reading beside a crackling fire, you can read about Nikki’s work assignment gone wrong, and how Ruggiero stops at nothing to find her. As you follow their travels through Vieux-Lyon, meaning Old Lyon, you will learn about the intriguing secret passages called Traboules.

Of course, one cannot exist among such gastronomical pleasures without sampling the cuisine. Even during tragedy everyone has to eat, so I do mention a few yummy delights along the way.

My main goal in writing this book was a simple one. I wanted to make you smile. While reading, I hope you are caught up in the story, leaving any and all concerns behind. My gift to you is a vacation without having to pack. Enjoy!


S.K. Derban
About the Author

Born in the United States, S.K. Derban moved to London within the first three months, and remained in England until the age of five. Her mother was involved with the London Royal Ballet Company, and a great fan of the arts. Even after returning to the United States, S.K. Derban’s life was filled with a love of the theatre and a passion for British murder mysteries.
Her personal travel and missionary adventures also help to transport readers virtually across the globe. S.K. Derban has smuggled Bibles into China, and has been to Israel on seven missionary trips. When writing, she relies on all aspects of her life, from a strong faith in the Lord, to her unique combination of professional experience. The many personal adventures of S.K. Derban are readily apparent as they shine through into her characters. Circumvent is the third mystery novel for writer S.K. Derban.


About the Book:

Imagine living in a quaint, beach front cottage on the Hawaiian island of Maui. You have an amazing
job, combined with the pleasure of working from home. Lunch breaks become a daily picnic on the sand. Dessert is always included because of your marriage to a famous pastry chef. Life could not be any better. Or so it seems… When French born, Nikki Sabine Moueix travels to Hawaii for a special work assignment, her job of writing an article about a famous Swiss pastry chef generates more than a magazine piece. They fall in love, get married, and Nikki becomes Mrs. Ruggiero Delémont.
When another assignment calls for Nikki to spend three weeks in France, Ruggiero’s schedule prevents him from joining her. She travels alone, advancing straight into danger. After a threatening confrontation, Nikki wakes up in a French hospital with no knowledge of her past. When she fails to check in, Ruggiero panics and pushes for an immediate investigation. But as he closes in, Nikki’s new found friend moves her to another city. It becomes a game of hide and seek with Nikki as the prize.

CIRCUMVENT allows readers to form a bond with Nikki as they yearn for her to remember. They will cheer for Ruggiero and his relentless determination to locate his beloved wife. This is a story about two people who never lose their faith in God, and find amazing friends to help them along the way.



Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Dear Reader, Love Michelle Bellon

Dear Reader…

As you follow Tessa’s frightening and harrowing ordeal, you may find yourself shocked by the fact that I don’t hold back. You may find yourself wondering why I broke some of today’s rules of fiction.

We authors are discouraged to write details of abuse or rape for fear that it may condone the behavior or “make it okay”.

Wrong! That is not the case. We all know that whether we write those scenes in a book or not, they happen day after day in the real world despite how much we don’t want to face it or talk about it.

I wanted to tell the story of woman who faces some of those brutalities and overcomes them by tapping into her own inner warrior. I wanted to illustrate that sometimes the ugliest of crimes or experiences can birth the most powerful and beautiful women in the world. Not because of the ugliness but because of the way it sometime unleashes the power that all of us innately have.

So Dear Reader, I leave you with the dedication page for Breathe In:

This book is dedicated to all the women of the world who have survived abuse of any kind. You have faced a darkness and fear that most have not. Your heart and soul have overcome doubt, insecurity, and hopelessness. And in the midst of it all, you dug deep and found your inner warrior. You screamed at the top of your lungs to let loose of your rage. Then, when you felt your power again, you fought and remained true to your will to survive.

You are a force to be reckoned with.

Michelle Bellon, author

About the Author

Michelle Bellon lives in the Pacific Northwest with her four quirky and beautiful children. She loves coffee, Superman, rollercoasters, and has an addiction to chapstick. 

She works as a registered nurse and in her spare time writes novels. As a multi-genre author, she has written in the categories of romance suspense, young adult, women’s fiction, and literary fiction. She has won four literary awards.



About the Book:

Breathe in. Breathe out. This mantra gets Tessa Benson through the day. The man she loves walks all over her, and she just wants to get by without her heart shattering to pieces. If she could find her voice, she’d scream. Everything changes in one night, when she’s snatched from the streets and tied to a bed, a camera set up to capture her dying moment. And the person who paid to watch her still out there somewhere. Tessa prowls dark neighborhoods in a quest for justice, but she doesn’t find the killer. Not until they strike again…in the place Tessa is least expecting, and where it hurts worst.


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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Dear Reader, Love, Christine Amsden

Dear Reader,

When I finished Stolen Drams, I honestly thought it would be the last Cassie Scot book. I wrote Madison’s Song and Kaitlin’s Tale because her friends had grown too big to be footnotes in Cassie’s story, and that, I decided, was that.

Then I moved on to other things. Or tried to. What actually followed was the longest, darkest period of burnout I have ever experienced. I didn’t write anything for eighteen months, between the spring of 2015 and fall of 2016, though I tried over and over again. Nothing would come.

Recovering from burnout and yes, depression, takes time. I did not wake up one day and feel better, though I noticed a sharp turnaround in August/September of 2016 due to some new treatments I was trying. My daily schedule now includes mindfulness meditation, walking, and yoga. Since Cassie has been meditating from the beginning, it might seem strange that it took me so long to work it into my daily schedule. I can only say that some part of me knew how important it was, but another part of me – the type-A part – refused to let go of the precious time. Now I know that taking time for me every day increases efficiency, focus, concentration, creativity, health, and happiness. All of which means I have more time in my day, not less, and the time I have is precious.

Between fall of 2016 and the end of 2017, I completed two novels and drafted two more. I have never written so much in such a short space and ironically, I did it by letting go of expectations. Years of focusing on goals, focusing on results, had kept me from enjoying the moment and from letting writing be the artistic outlet I needed. Now, I set myself daily word count maximums instead of minimums, to keep me from falling back into that race to the finish line that hurt me so deeply. I write first thing every day, putting “me first” ahead of all my other obligations, then I let it go to focus on freelance editing, marketing, correspondence, social media, household chores, and everything else that makes up my day.

Frozen was one of the two books I completed, obviously. It lived in the back of my mind for years before it made it onto the page, pretty much ever since I finished Stolen Dreams and swore I was done! But Frozen is not something I could have written while I was focusing on goals instead of on writing for me, and writing what I love. All signs suggest that a new series would benefit my career right now, and that a new Cassie book will only appeal to true Cassie lovers.

I happen to be a Cassie lover. :)

I know there are others out there as well. I’ve heard from some of you over the years, and I would love to hear from more of you. Nothing puts a bigger smile on my face than hearing from a fan with something as simple as, “I loved your book.”

I wrote Frozen for me; I published it for you.

There will probably be more Cassie books, but I can’t make any promises about when and how often. I am writing two other series at the moment, hoping to build my audience through new tales, and I’m enjoying the heck out of those too. Cassie fans should especially enjoy the new science fiction story Metamorphosis, even if you think you’re more into fantasy than science fiction. There’s a super fine line between those genres, and I like to straddle it.

For now, I’m brainstorming the next Cassie book and welcome your ideas. My current thought is that she needs an arch-nemesis. Not Alexander DuPris; she already beat him for all intents and purposes, but someone who could be a real challenge. It’s got to be a woman, right?

If you liked Frozen, or any of my other books, please take a few minutes to post an honest review. I cannot overstate the importance of reviews.


Christine Amsden


Christine Amsden has been writing fantasy and science fiction for as long as she can remember. She loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is about real people defining themselves through extraordinary situations. Christine writes primarily about people and relationships, and it is in this way that she strives to make science fiction and fantasy meaningful for everyone.

At the age of 16, Christine was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease, which scars the retina and causes a loss of central vision. She is now legally blind, but has not let this slow her down or get in the way of her dreams.

Christine currently lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, Austin, who has been her biggest fan and the key to her success. In addition to being a writer, she's a mom and freelance editor.

Social Media Links:
· Blog

Book description with link to book:

Apparently, life doesn’t end when you get married.
When a couple freezes to death on a fifty degree day, Cassie is called in to investigate. The couple ran a daycare out of their home, making preschoolers the key witnesses and even the prime suspects.
Two of those preschoolers are Cassie’s youngest siblings, suggesting conditions at home are worse than she feared. As Cassie struggles to care for her family, she must face the truth about her mother’s slide into depression, which seems to be taking the entire town with it.
Then Cassie, too, is attacked by the supernatural cold. She has to think fast to survive, and her actions cause a rift between her and her husband.
No, life doesn’t end after marriage. All hell can break loose at any time.


Buy Links

Frozen (Cassie Scot Book Seven)

Print Release: July 15, 2018
Audiobook Release: TBA
Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective (Cassie Scot Book One)