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.