Chance Meeting

Paramedic Chance Manning spots a young girl in trouble at an amusement park. Little does he know she will lead to the meeting of his dreams.
Emily Pace, a school teacher with dreams of her own, is terrified at the sight of blood. Their chance meeting is just what she needs most.
Will it end at the Ferris wheel or be a roller coaster ride of pleasure? Find out as Chance and Emily accidently meet.

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Q&A with author Rita Delude

How would you describe this book to your family and friends?

Risk-taking paramedic meets conservative school teacher, who find common ground to heal each other.

I love their meet-cute at the amusement park. What are some of your favorite rides at an amusement park?

I’m terrified of roller coasters, so I love them for the thrill. I also love those drop rides like the Tower of Terror.

What do you like to eat at an amusement park?

Cotton candy and candy apples—the red, juicy ones. I have a huge sweet tooth.

In this book, Chance works as a paramedic but works PT as a sky-diving instructor. I won’t give anything away, but how were you able to describe sky-diving in such detail? Have you done it before?

Never. I do a lot of research for my books, and you can find anything online. Plus my daughter has gone hundreds of times, so I fact checked with her.

How did you research Chance’s work as a paramedic? It was all so realistic!

My son’s best friend was a paramedic, my daughter dated one for several years, and I’ve, unfortunately, ridden in an ambulance, so I used things I learned from talking to paramedics I’ve known and research too. When I meet people, I ask they about their work because jobs and how people feel about the jobs they do fascinate me.

What surprised you when writing this book?

The baby issue. I won’t give it away. In many of my books, believe it or not, the character becomes so real to me that they “tell” me how they’re going to react to a circumstance rather than how I’m going to make them react.

I love your use of country music in this, and how cute that the dog is named after Dolly Parton. I can see that Emily’s a little bit country. How would you describe Chance to your readers?

He’s a strong man, who will bend for love, but not break on the things that are core to his essential being.

And lastly, because I am a film nerd, which is your favorite Dolly Parton film?

Steel Magnolias

About the Author

Rita Delude, an international bestselling author, creates new worlds with words. Her favorite genre is contemporary romance, but she’s ventured into YA, science fiction, vampires, the circus, and horror in her writing.
Her contemporary romance novella is Kaleidoscope. The sequel to Kaleidoscope is Baby Blues, about the most important love of all—mother’s love. A third novella in this series releases is Adam’s Anguish, about the infant born in Baby Blues. A contemporary romance novel based on finding love on a dating site is Catch. net, and its sequel Caught in the Middle, focuses on the popular character of Wanda from book one in the Catch Series. Her YA romance is Bubble Gum Love, about much more than ice cream, bubble gum, and first love. Dracula’s Choice is her 18_ paranormal romance. Hoarder, Lemon Yellow, and Sister’s Revenge will release in 2020.
She’s published short stories in numerous anthologies by multiple publishers, including in these: Absolution Anthology, Breakup or Makeup Anthology, Kissing Midnight Anthology, Christmas Past Anthology, Art Inspires Words Anthology Book 1, Art Inspires Words Anthology Book 4, TTYS Anthology, War Paint Anthology. Carnival of Strange Things, Insane Insomnia Anthology, What’s Your Superpower? Anthology, Vague Book Anthology, Moonstruck Anthology, Craving One Night, Getting Schooled, Catfish Anthology, Beyond Oz Anthology, Beyond Wonderland Anthology, and Bending Time Anthology.
She has also published dozens of non-fiction magazine articles and wrote a twice-weekly column for a newspaper and hundreds of feature stories for seventeen years. Rita Delude holds a MFA in Writing. She is retired from her position as a full professor at Nashua Community College, Nashua, New Hampshire.
She lives in New Hampshire, USA with her husband and their rescue dog, Daisy. They have four married children and nine grandchildren.

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A Loser Like Me

A Loser Like Me by [Burton, Nathan]

In the distant future, an ordinary girl from Mars has an extraordinary dream: to be the greatest bank robber the Galaxy has ever known! Experience Beth’s exciting journey first hand as she recounts how she overcame various obstacles and inconceivable odds to finally achieve her unlikely ambition.

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Q&A with author Nathan Burton

In your own words, how would you pitch this to a studio if they were interested in turning this book into a film?

I would pitch it as a unique perspective on a heist movie, set in the future. It’s an underdog tale that revolves around a girl realising her lifelong ambition and going against all the doubters and obstacles that come her way.

What inspired you to write from a female’s point of view?

At the time, I had a few ideas in my head for the next book I wanted to write and I thought it would be interesting if one of them had a female protagonist as my previous books revolved around males. When I settled on the idea of doing a novel about a bank robbery, I thought it would be a cool challenge to not only have it revolve around a female protagonist, but to be told directly from her point of view as well. I think I made the right choice as normally when you think about this genre, you tend to associate it with men, but there’s no real reason why it should be that way.

The bank robbery is so fantastic and elaborate! How did you manage to research this?

In terms of the actual robbery, I wanted it to be refreshing. I didn’t want it to be too familiar to other stories that I had read/seen before so I just wanted to make sure it included certain factors (crew assembly, a hitch in the plan, an item that was introduced earlier that would prove to be helpful later, etc) I also thought back to stories I had read from other genres and how I always enjoyed the parts that focused on the ambition/preparation aspect.

I love all the characters in this book. Who was your favorite? (Because everyone is amazing, you can pick more than one!!)

Ooh, that’s a tough one. In terms of writing, I would say that The Interloper was my favourite. I enjoyed constructing his persona from the ground up.

Which demographic are you hoping to reach out to? I felt like this could be YA, but it could also be so many others. What do you think?

I’m hoping to reach out to an audience aged 13 and upwards. The themes covered in the novel aren’t too explicit and I think people of that age would enjoy the different types of characters within it.

What surprised you the most while writing this book?

I was surprised by how long I managed to get the planning section of the heist to go. It was important to me that the foundation to the heist had enough time to do it justice and allow for an interesting enough build up so the reader can feel satisfied with the main event.

I love how genuine and loveable each character/criminal is, which is hard to do. Great job at making each one relatable and likeable! They’re criminals, but there’s a heart to each and everyone of them. What was that process like for you?

It was very important for me to highlight the flaws/virtues of the characters involved. This goes double for the main character, Beth. I wanted the reader to realise that her illegal ambition didn’t necessarily come from a place of malice. The team consists of genuine people with genuine feelings and dreams. It was really fun for me to explore the ramifications of these qualities.

What inspired you to come up with the name for the book?

I wanted a title that highlights how the main character views herself as an underdog, yet strives for greatness anyway. Beth is well aware of how society sees her and what expectations they have of her. She owns that and uses it as fuel for her ambition.

Lastly, because I am a film nerd, I have to ask, what are some of your favorite movies?

The Star Wars franchise will always be my favourite, without a doubt. Other favourite films of mine include Marvel movies, The Fifth Element and Sword of the Stranger.

About the Author

My name is Nathan Burton and I am an author from Northolt in West London. I am mainly a sci-fi writer, due to my love of shows and movies such as The Fifth Element, Star Wars and Doctor Who. However, my writing is also influenced by love of anime and comic books, particularly ones created by Marvel.

I’ve been writing since I started Sixth Form and hope to continue writing for years to come. It’s always satisfying to see a storyline come together and observe a world beginning to form from the contents of my imagination!

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Breaking Bismark

Nothing can hold Bismark back. A free spirit with a touch of trouble, she lives to see it all. When she meets up with a man whose past is dark and twisted, Bismark makes it her job to save him and together they hit the road. Can Bismark save Damon or will he be what finally breaks her?



Q&A with author Olivia Marie

The title of your book is Breaking Bismark. As you explain, Bismark is a nickname given to her because of her favorite donut. I had to look it up when I was reading it, and I’m not even sure I’ve ever had one. I have had a Boston Cream, but now I wonder how they’re similar. What inspired you to pick such a unique and cool name for your character?

This is my real life favorite donut and I thought a tough character like her needed a name that would stand out.  Bismark was unique enough that I thought it would work.

Damon is a kind, but troubled man. Before meeting Bismark, what do you think he was like?

Damon had a very troubled past. Not feeling like he was worth much, he ran through life without getting close to anyone. If he kept his distance, he couldn’t get hurt again.

Bismark and Damon hit the road together. Has this ever been something you’ve wanted to do? Have you done it before?

I would love to travel more. There are so many sights I want to see and so many things I would love to do. I actually have a list of the places I want to visit someday. I think packing up a motorhome and going away for a week would be the perfect trip.  I don’t think I could do it the way they did though. I need to know where I am heading.

How did Bismark’s wild and fun character come to fruition? Are there any similarities between the two of you?

Bismark is the side of me I wish I had the courage to let out. She is spunky, brave and says what’s on her mind.

She goes with the flow of life and even when she has been knocked down, she stands right back up taller than before. I think that is the part we have in common. Tear us down, we rebuild even better.

What surprised you about Breaking Bismark as you were writing it?

How attached I got to her. I wasn’t ready for her story to be done. I also had two endings for this story and wasn’t sure until I got there which way I was going to end it.

 What can we expect next from Olivia Marie?

This is a big one. I have so many projects lined.    up for the next two years. A few of the ones I am really looking forward to is Labradors of Love for the Pet Shop Series, Bad Seedling, Dead Rising,  The Forgotten Asylum, and German Rhythm.

I have two co write coming out with Erin Lee and one with Rena Marin.

I also have Misfit Traveler, Altered Love, Lunar Prowl and Reunions on preorder right now.

About the Author

Olivia Marie has a passion for books and animals. She lives in the central Midwest with her husband and two rescue dogs. She spends her free time reading, writing, listening to music and enjoying the outdoors with her family.


Movies & Books

It’s Oscar day today! With movies being very prominent in my book series, you can imagine how excited I am to see all my favorite actors and actresses together under one roof.

For me, it’s not who wins the awards or what anyone is wearing. For me, it’s really about the craft. I love it when other actors you know and love are just as inspired by other actors there. You can see their minds being blown with inspiration, humility and awe.

As a former theater actress, I know how hard acting can be. Auditions can be downright humiliating, and when you finally land that role, well, there’s nothing quite like it.

I have loved movies ever since I was a kid. I had few restrictions on what I could or couldn’t watch. (Okay, I didn’t have any) Growing up as a sick child with breathing and asthma problems, I stayed in a lot with books and movies as my escape. Though I was free to watch anything, I was an innocent kid and watched the original Mary Poppins as much as I could. I also loved movies such as Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves ( I was 11 ), A League of Their Own, and movies like The Goonies and Ferris Beuller’s Day Off. I could quote these films before I could fully understand them all. LOL.

I love movies, not for their action-packed earth shattering effects. I love them for their extension of humanity and life and love. And I love the actors, writers and directors for putting their hearts into it all.

Movie Night Cut-Outs
Love, Esteban & Marialena

Sunset Sanctuary

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The day after her parents’ funeral, Kate Remington is headed home to Florida as Hurricane Irma wreaks havoc on the panhandle. Her disaster response unit activates just as she crosses the state line. Emotionally drained and mentally exhausted, Kate makes a wrong turn as she rushes to join her team. She ends up in a small town ravaged by the savagery of the storm.

Erik McEwen’s family founded Grouper Cove, the only place he’s ever lived. The devastation of his beloved town is almost more than he can stand, the urge to give up overwhelming. When Kate pulls up with her own haunted eyes and broken soul, can they use the force of nature to create a sanctuary of their own?

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Q&A with Author Lorah Jaiyn

Now, before I began, I must say what a pleasure it was reading Sunset Sanctuary. It was such a nice little escape into a town I could really see myself living in and enjoying.

I hope you love this Q&A as much as I do, everyone!

How would you describe your series to someone you didn’t know?

Grouper Cove is like a Hallmark Channel series with a little Nicholas Sparks thrown in. Each book is a standalone – there will be characters that carry over, but mostly the town is what ties them all together. I write them in such a way that there’s no requirement to read them in order.

What inspired Sunset Sanctuary?

I live in Florida, and I have always loved the Gulf of Mexico. I also love the closeness and charm of small-town living. I actually wrote Book 2 first, which is where I created Grouper Cove, but before it was released, I wanted to write one to explain the town’s origins, which is how Sunset Sanctuary became Book 1. Again, that was more for me because you don’t have to read them in order.

Can you tell us about some of the characters in your book?

Kate and Erik are both down-to-earth, everyday people. I like keeping my characters real and relatable. Kate had just lost her parents, and Erik had just lost his town to a hurricane. I wrote their story to help them heal together while rebuilding and helping each other find the inner strength they needed to get through.

I absolutely loved Curry, the pelican. What inspired you to use a pelican for this story?

I love pelicans. Every time we go out in the Gulf fishing, or over to the Atlantic Ocean side, there are always pelicans waiting for a handout. They are the sweetest things waiting for a treat, and I adore watching them fly by in formation. There’s something so majestic about them. Curry came about because I would love to have one that I could cuddle and love on.

If you were one of the characters in this book, who would you be?

I would be Kate. Strong, independent, ready to get things done, not afraid of an adventure. And I’d have Curry 😉

What surprised you about Sunset Sanctuary as you were writing it?

How easy it all came together. I am in love with this fictional town, and there are many days I have to remember that I can’t just get in the car and go there. One day, I’ll win the lottery and buy enough land to start the town of Grouper Cove.

What can we expect next from Lorah Jaiyn?

Grouper Cove is going strong. I keep each book separate and different enough so I don’t fall into the category of “they all sound the same”. There are four more planned for 2020. I also have the Nut House Series started, one book for each season this year. Winter Wonderful (Nut House 1) is out, and Notes of Spring (Nut House 2) will be out in April. These stories are all individual but center around four estranged siblings. A squirrel rescue ties them all together. Poetic Justice also comes out in April, and this story – definitely not Hallmark – revolves around a young woman who snaps at the injustices of animal abuse and goes vigilante to right the wrongs after the criminal justice system keeps failing. I will definitely be showing my multi-genre skills this year.

Give us a fun fact about yourself.

I am turning into the crazy squirrel lady. I volunteered at an animal rescue when Hurricane Irma came along – there was no fuel to be found in our area, so rather than take all the orphaned squirrels to the facility, each volunteer had their own area to foster the babies until we had the means to travel around (we’re talking hundreds of babies). I ended with several and fell in love with the little bushy tails. It was one thing to volunteer at the rescue; it was quite another to be a full-time squirrel mama. I still foster when needed, and I’ve made friends with many of the wild squirrels at my home.

And finally, because I am a huge lover of movies, what are some of your favorite movies?

My movies tastes are as varied as my writing. In no particular order:

Dirty Dancing

Kate and Leopold

the Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Expendable, and RED movies

Hobbs and Shaw


PS I Love You

Jumanji (new or old)


Just watched The Shape of Water today – loved it!

About the Author

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Lorah Jaiyn focused on her writing career after a nasty case of empty nest syndrome, followed by the dreaded absent-Gramma disorder. One novel, many anthologies, and several novellas later, she still hasn’t figured out her favorite genre. Her projects range from horror to romance, with a little fantasy thrown in for good measure. Lorah lives in Central Florida and enjoys exploring the great outdoors. She fosters baby squirrels when hurricanes hit and credits her Jack Russell as both her muse and biggest distraction.

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Edmund Crueller is dying. He has a story to tell before he slips off this mortal coil. Baking has always been a part of the Crueller family history. Bread, buns and sweet tasty treats are all available in the family-owned shop, but it’s the donuts that have always had customers coming back for more.Edmund will pass down the family recipe to his son before he dies. But will the young man share in his father’s tastes?

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Q&A with author John Watson

In your own words, tell us a little bit about your book, Crueller.

Crueller is part of the Donut Shop Series and is probably a bit of an outlier in that group. The story begins in London, England during the Jack the Ripper years, where a curse is placed on the Crueller family by a vampiric creature named Ladislaus. It moves to modern-day, with the son of the titular character out to break the curse.

What inspired such a deliciously dark story?

When I was first offered a spot in this series, I didn’t think that I would be able to make donuts horrific in any way. I thought about passing, but as I thought about the different types of donuts, the Crueller seemed like something I could work with. Blood jelly came to me soon after, and the story quickly built from there.

Would you eat a Crueller doughnut?

The Crueller family are bakers, and the Crueller Crimson delight is their top-selling item. The secret ingredient is a little off-putting, but I’m sure I could be tempted to take a nibble.

What surprised you about this book as you were writing it?

The romance aspect of the Donut Shope Series was a little concerning for me, but I found that I was able to create some loving relationships within the story that came quite easily. Being in a very happy marriage probably helped.

What song would you partner with this book?

I actually named a chapter after one of my favorite songs from the 80’s. It’s “Love Like Blood” by Killing Joke.

Can you tell us about your local doughnut shop? What do you like to order?

We have an amazing donut shop nearby called Donut Worry. Their stuff is always fresh and they make all kinds of really cool toppings. I keep it pretty simple, though, as I usually order the strawberry coconut. So good!!

You experienced something emotional in a doughnut shop once. Can you tell us a little bit about that?

It’s a little more silly than overly emotional, but it’s also a funny story. I was a stay at home dad for 10 years, the best “job” I’ve ever had. I had dropped my daughter at school and was taking my son to his first day of pre-school. I dropped him off and hustled out of there quicky, as I was beginning to get a little choked up. I made the short drive to my local coffee shop to get myself a coffee and a donut to cheer myself up. When I arrived, I automatically opened up the sliding door on the minivan to get my son, only to see the empty car seat. By the time I was at the counter to order, I was in full weeping mode. On the bright side, my coffee and donut were on the house that day.

What can we expect next from John Watson?

There is a lot coming in 2020, which is equal parts exciting and scary, as it means a lot of work. A month after Crueller, I have a new novel called Off The Grid releasing. I’ll also have a pair of Creature Feature novella’s, a short story in the Beyond The Jungle Anthology, as well as two more novels before the end of the year. They are called The Hollow Eyed Girl and Slave to Blood. There is also a secret release coming that I am part of. Shhhhh!!

Give us a fun fact about yourself.

I write horror, but I am a bit of a scaredy-cat. I have a laundry list of things that creep me out.

And finally, because I am a huge lover of movies, I have to ask a movie question. What scene from a movie totally and absolutely freaks you out?

I don’t very often get freaked out by horror movies now, as I’m probably a little desensitized after watching so many. I remember being stunned at the decapitation scene in 30 Days of Night, and legitimately creeped out by the scene in Signs at the kids birthday party. I usually find alien stuff unsettling, with The Fourth Kind the creepiest of the bunch.

About the Author

As well as robots, clowns, and living statues, John Watson has an extensive list of things that terrify him. He is of the belief that writing about these horrors will make him immune to their evils, but it is still a work in progress. Mr. Watson spends most of his time hiding out in the closet space beneath the stairs, where he is currently working on a series of scary short stories. He resides in Atlanta with his chef wife Penny and a pair of equally skittish fur babies.

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Civil Warriors

“…I love you. God help me, but I do.” The air lay heavy between them. Her eyes were glossy with moisture, his intense with emotion. “Tell me, if you can, you do not feel the same.” He whispered so low it might have been silence, “And make me believe it.”

Civil Warriors

A story of Love and Possession

There were things the Sagamores could and could not do:

William defied all social norms.
Georgie could be trusted with any secret.
Georgia Anne did as she pleased.
And, John Richard would kill a man for hurting her.


William could not keep his feelings hidden.
Georgie could not let an innocent man die.
Georgia Anne could not be a slave.
And, despite going to hell, John Richard could not stop loving her.

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Q&A with author Tracy A. Ball

How would you describe this book to your friends and family?

It’s an interracial romance set in the 1860’s. It’s based on a local legend and an old diary. Without downplaying the severity of slavery,  you get a rich love story that is very  human and complicated.

What inspired you to write this book?

The legend, the diary and the fact that I have an interracial marriage. My husband and I often wonder ‘what if?’.

What have some of your readers/fan said about your book that surprised you?

I was concerned about how Civil Warriors would be received (it’s different) but the reviews have blown me away! I am humbled to tears by the reaction.

*One of the best books I have read.

*Good intelligent read!!!

*It kept me up past my bedtime 😊

The book is set in 1860’s. How did you prep for this book?

Sooooo much research, lol. I had to be sure every unconventional idea I put into the story was provable.

What can you tell us about some of your characters?

Georgia Anne is a woman of color with education, ability and no desire to be a servant. (You can imagine how that goes over in the 1860’s)

John Richard owns her, and loves her. But, he can’t reconcile the two. (He is a product of his environment and a prisoner to his heart.)

William would buck society to have her, but he would never hurt his brother.

Red Eagle is a Plains Indian who could alter Georgia Anne’s destiny.

Georgie is Georgia Anne’s twin. It’s up to him to save their lives…or not.

Are you planning on a sequel for this book? Why or why not?

People have asked but, John Richard and Georgia Anne’s story is done.  I do, however,  think about some of the side stories that happened and maybe there will be a next generation sequel. Idk.

What surprised you when you were writing it?

The number of practical examples for my seemingly far-fetched ideas.

And last but not least, because I am a huge fan of movies, what are some of your favorite films?

High fantasy and epic overcoming!

Lord of the Rings (you don’t want to know how many times I’ve watched this), Harry Potter, The Avengers, The Phantom of the Opera (Royal Albert Hall), Pride & Prejudice (Keira Knightly)

About the Author

Novelist, Reviewer, Content Editor, Blogger, T-shirt Wearer, and Professional Snacker; Tracy A. Ball is a native Baltimorean and a veteran West Virginian whose family is blended from three cultures. She has opened her home to foster children, drug addicts, AIDS victims, and anyone who needed an assist. She knows people who have committed murder and people who have dined with the Pope.

Which is why she writes sweet stories about tough love, tough stories about sweet love, and takes long naps.

Her published works include:

Imogene’s Flowers

Black’s Magic

Truly, Madly, Kiss Me


Dragonfly Dreams

Civil Warriors

Death’s Desire

An Angel with Dirty Wings


KAYOS: The Bad & The Worse

The Tiger & The Snake

The Right Way to Be Wrong

Left on Marriottsville

The Train Ride

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