Dear Readers

Fear not the Darkness, But What Lies Within, The recesses of our mind, The creepy cobwebbed corners,That lingers on and tickles us,With tingle feelings of alarm, The deep in the stomach, Pain we feel when we do warn, The fear is deadly it seeks, The deepest corner of our mind, It's just a story to alarm,Educate and provide entertainment for our minds. So read on dear reader, I hope you find the stories amusing and full of charm.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year 2012

Fare thee well two thousand eleven
You had high points which outweighed the lows
You gave me joy and a touch of heaven
As I saw my dream fulfilled as the work flowed
To the pages of a book and onto readers so dear
To find my work touching others was good to hear
So now two thousand twelve will come creeping, bringing more cheer
As I hope to release four books for readers to enlist fear
And plot points to enjoy,books with murders, with vampires
And family units will spill onto Kobos, Sonys, and Kindles Fires
This New Year two thousand twelve will be the best yet
I hope for readers and myself so no need to fret
That the year two thousand eleven is gone
For time it always marches on.
But we grow, move on and fulfill
Our wishes and dreams that time cannot still
So we embrace the scary and the new
And make it, the new year a rosy hue.

© Sheilagh Lee December 30, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fun Facts about Love's Labours Won

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In my book Love’s Labours Won they speak of a Magick council not Magic council. This was a deliberate spelling because this spelling most accurately portrays the instrument the people use to do (Magik) in the book.

From the Urban dictionary  Magik: 1.  An effort to make a change in one's life by using one's own personal energy and the energy of surrounding elements.
The "K" was brought back into use by Aleister Crowley in the 1900's to differentiate it from magic, the slight of hand tricks that became popular in the time. magick. It was changed from the originally spelt 'magick' on the end by Crowley to differentiate it from stage 'magic', the art of magick is difficult to define, yet can best be described as the ability to manipulate what is in the material world by will. Some people use tools and others visualisation, some practice solitary and others in covens. Magick is universal.
Aunt Iva Demetrious' Aunt is modeled after my mother and my grandmother who name was also Iva and who came from Kentucky.
The title Love's Labours Won was borrowed from a discarded play by William Shakespeare. The only similarity is that there some names you might find in a play by Shakespeare like Demetrious and Darius.I'm just a huge fan of Shakespeare.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Interview with Author Kenneth Hoss @kennhoss

Interview With Author Kenneth Hoss 

Author of Storm Rising, the first book in the Kelli Storm series

Kenn has agreed to answer a few questions for his readers today.Thank you Kenn.

1.) What or who inspired you to write?  And how long have you been writing?

It was a little of both. I loved reading Sci-fi and Fantasy novels as a kid, and I guess that spurred me to write my own stories. The “who” would be some of my favorite authors, both then and now. I started writing in High School, which seems like a life time ago, though at the time it was mostly for “me”. I started again while in the Navy and even completed a Fantasy novel, though I was naive and sent it to a self-publishing house and never saw it again. My latest foray into the writing world began just a little over 3 years ago.

2.) Some writers find they plot their novels then write them they are known as plotters others just  write as the ideas come and are known as pantsers. Which are you or are you a bit if both?

With the Kelli Storm series, I had all three books plotted out in my head before I started writing. With Storm Rising, I did a rough outline and then my research. I did a bio for Kelli, her mother and her partner. Of course as the story progressed, Kelli took more control and of course I had to follow. With book two I did the bios and a skeletal outline, but it’s mostly by the seat of my pants.

3.) As a writer do you find yourself trying to put yourself into your character’s mind?

Always. Though lately it seems more like Kelli is the one putting herself into my mind.

4.) Who are your favourite authors?

Tough question simply because there are so many. If I have to narrow it down, then I have to go with David Baldacci, John Grisham, and Tom Clancy. Among my favorite Indies, I have to say that Everett Powers, Carolyn Arnold and Steve Umstead.

5.) What can you tell us about your books ?

This first book in the series introduces Kelli and the people in her immediate life. It delves into both her professional and personal life, and how she deals with the conflicts that arise in both.

Here is the blurb for Storm Rising, the first book in the Kelli Storm series.

When a murder investigation turns Detective Kelli Storm’s attention to a drug kingpin, the last thing she expected was to find a link to her father’s killer from twenty years earlier. Detectives Kelli Storm and Bill Hayes are investigating multiple homicides in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood. After a young woman is murdered, Kelli tracks the killer to a Gentleman’s Club in Manhattan. There she locates an unwilling witness. When the woman is assaulted and left dying, the investigation takes a new twist. The DEA steps in and takes over, forcing Kelli off the case. Kelli decides to take a different approach. Working behind the scenes, she pulls out one of her father’s old case files and finds a connection between the killer and his murder.

6.) What are you writing now? Is there a sequel to Storm Rising?
I am currently working on the second book in the Kelli Storm series, Storm Warning. I have set a deadline for myself to have the it available by Spring of 2012. The third book in the series, Eye of the Storm is slated for Fall/Winter 2012.

Where can readers purchase your book?

You can purchase Storm Rising – A Kelli Storm Novel at the following on-line retailers for eBooks.

Coming soon in Paperback on

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Kenneth Hoss was born at Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, Texas. Kenneth served a combined total of fourteen years on active duty from 1974 to 1987 in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. He has lived in several States, including South Carolina and California.
Storm Rising - A Kelli Storm Novel is a Police Procedural and is the first book in a three book series. Storm Warning, the next book, has a planned release of Spring 2012.
Kenneth is currently single and lives in Irving, Texas.

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Thank you Kenn for this enlightening interview sounds like a great book and a bargain for a short time at only 99cents .

Monday, December 5, 2011

The winner of @Jodi_Langston 's book

is @ReenaJacobs with 4entries thank you Jodi will DM you with details on how to get your e-book
Thank you to everyone else for the RT.'s

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Interview with Author @Jodi_Langston

Jodi Langston 
Author of  Always  

Cover for 'Always'
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And Nature of the Beast  
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Interview with Author Jodi Langston

1.) What or who inspired you to write?  And how long have you been writing?
I think TV and the fact I had a story to tell. When I first learned to write I would write and illustrate a story with my crayons and bring it to my mother to read. I guess my first genre was Westerns.  I went through a poetry phase and still write it today. There’s a poetry corner on my blog.
Nick, from Nature of the Beast was inspired by a walk in my favorite woods. I was thinking about who would be the perfect man. He kicks ass and writes poetry and likes hockey.
2.) Some writers find they plot their novels then write them they are known as plotters others just  write as the ideas come and are known as pantsers. Which are you or are you a bit if both?
Both, but mostly panster. I usually get the whole story at once so it is just a matter of filling in the details. I frantically write down what I need to in the beginning, then go from there. I have outlined a Viking romance which I normally don’t do.
3.) As a writer do you find yourself trying to put yourself into your character’s mind?
I am so connected to them I don't always have to. Sometimes they will just pop into my head and take over. If I write the wrong thing they let me I like to let the characters take me where they want to go.
4.) Who are your favourite authors?
Everyone who knows me, knows it's Robert Crais. I love his character Joe Pike, and I write fan fiction for the character. Joe and I are kindred spirits. It figures my perfect men would be an imaginary I’ve enjoyed Iris Johanssen, Linda Howard Nora Roberts, I just read a Barry Eisler novel, his John Rain, character is unusual.  I haven't done much reading this year. I have enjoyed reading all of your stories!
5.) What can you tell us about your books Always and Nature of the Beast
Always, is about a woman who was nearly killed by her abusive husband. She had developed a close relationship with the cop, Rick, who always came to her rescue. She deals with PTSD and brain trauma.  I think of it as a story of survival. Alex has to decide if she wants to live her life in fear or try to live a normal life again. There is a very big part of myself in Alex because I was a victim of domestic abuse. It was my attempt to show the world what goes on and how hard it can be to learn to trust again. Some say Alex is weak, but she ends up strong in the end. Not everyone will ‘get’ the story.
Blurb of Always
Writer, Alexandra Martinson, awoke from a coma, ten years ago not remembering Detective Rick Ryan and the love they shared. As Rick readies himself to tell her how he feels, fate throws another obstacle in his path, actor Thane Hunter. When Alex’s ex-husband, goes in search of revenge, Rick and Thane must work together to save her. Only one man will do whatever it takes to make sure she survives.
Nature of the Beast is a story that ends up in Minnesota, my home state. I try to capture some of our scenic beauty. I think Nick is a good fit for Minnesota. Nick is extreme, a warrior poet. I like a man of action who can express how he feels!
Blurb of  Nature of the Beast
Homicide cop, Nick Dempsey’s life is filled with turmoil and tough decisions after a near-fatal injury. He realizes his career and relationship with actress, Kathy Tyler, are both at a standstill and reluctantly leaves L. A. and Kathy behind. Nick takes the job of sheriff in a northern Minnesota town. Can Kathy and Nick rekindle their love before a serial killer takes her from him forever?
6.) When can we look forward to the sequel of Nature to the Beast?
My health has been a huge issue for me this year. It’s hard to focus on my characters when it takes all my energy to get through the day!
I'm almost done with Ties that Bind, but then I've been saying that all year. I had to do a major plot change and it just sucked the energy out of me. I never got my momentum back. What I had planned came true and I didn't think I could move forward without people thinking I was copying current events. Luckily, it all didn't come true! I've taken Nick down a darker path and that could be part of the problem, too.
I’ve also finished the movie scripts based on the novels. I also wrote a script for someone, we hope to get it to Sundance, etc. Casting and funding are a big projects, but that’s not my responsibility.
Sheilagh says : That is very exciting I’d love to see your work on the big screen.
7.) Thank you for granting this interview Jodi. Would you like to give away a copy of your book on this blog?
I would be delighted to give one lucky reader a book.
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