Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Cover Reveal ~ An Insomniacs Dream, by Allison Cosgrove

Join the Party on February 1st, 2015 for the Release of the third installment in the Stan Brookshire series!

Blurb: As a kidnapper with a lifelong grudge holds an innocent woman captive, Detective Stan Brookshire has little evidence to go on. When he accepts help from an unlikely source, he comes to rely on her psychic vision. Will she lead him to Missy before it’s too late? Or will he humiliate himself and the entire Lake City Police Department chasing bogus leads while Missy Sheen’s time runs out?  ;

About the Author: Allison Cosgrove was born and raised in a suburb of Toronto, Ontario. A married mother of three daughters, she runs her own business by day and creates her own worlds by night. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters hiking in the woods or sitting by the fire reading a good book. She has had the love of reading and writing detective mysteries from the age of twelve but it has only been since the birth of her youngest that she has gotten serious about crafting some of her own works for others to enjoy. She credits her family and friends with being the driving force that has given her the strength to breathe life into her books.

Praise for Sacrifice of Innocence: "Allison has created a memorable detective with Stan Brookshire. The premise of the story is, a cult has been killing children and Stan has to stop them before it's too late. The police believe they have the right man in custody but another kidnapping casts that into doubt. The trial is not going well, and despite the hope that the child was abducted by a copycat, Stan begins to believe that something more is happening. The mother of the child gets involved, and slowly the protagonists realize that this is not a standard kidnapping.

It was a wellcrafted mystery that kept me on the edge of my seat. But the real reason I kept reading was I felt like I really got to know Detective Stan Brookshire through the story. I loved his interactions with the different characters and how he becomes emotionally involved.

I can't wait for the followup and to read more about Stan Brookshire. I would strongly recommend it to anybody who has grown tired of the other detective series out there."

~Joel Mark Harris, author of 1000 Bayonets

Praise for Dragon Twins: "In Book 2 of the Stan Brookshire series, Cosgrove doesn’t miss a beat. Continuity is perfect as the recurring characters and places are just as they were in Book 1. Stan &; Jane once again take a case to heart as it becomes personal and throughout the action and psychological thrills we are also treated to the strength of family – both that with blood ties and that without. Stan still hasn’t really learned how to follow the rules; will this be the case he loses his job over? I highly recommend this read, as well as its predecessor ‘Sacrifice of Innocence’."

Lacie Redding, Kissimmee, FL  ;  ;

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cover Reveal: The Snake Pit - Jr High Can Be Torture, by Donna Dillon


The Snake Pit: Jr High Can be Torture is an important piece of work because of its content and subject matter. It’s not an easy, fun read, but is a book that every student, teacher and child advocate should read. Donna is very passionate to do what she can to stop bullying in the school system and MKSP has joined her in her quest. 


Donna Dillon published her first book in October 2010. When Master Koda Select Publishing approached her with a publishing contract, she took the opportunity in hopes to expand her reach and build her brand.


Together, Donna and Master Koda Select Publishing will be re-releasing her first novel today with updated editing and a fresh new cover.





The Snake Pit: Jr. High can be Torture Synopsis:


Cinda doesn't look like other twelve-year-old girls. A facial defect, and the surgery to correct it has left her face scarred and disfigured. When she walks into Hargrove Junior High for the first time, Cinda knows the other kids won't see how smart she is, or what a good friend she could be. The other kids will see her as a monster, and her life will be torture.


The school cafeteria, or The Snake Pit, as the kids call it, is the prime location for bullying. One pretty girl in particular takes an instant dislike to Cinda. Day after day she is pushed, tripped, and laughed at. Not all the other kids bully her, but only one tries to help.


Charlene Carsten is Cinda's only friend. She tries to stop the bullying, but the other kids won't listen. She tries to tell the Principal, but he only sees what he wants to. She tries to tell the teachers, but they all say the same thing, “kids will be kids.”


When Cinda falls victim to a vicious prank at a school dance, it sets off a series of events that will change the lives of everyone involved.



Donna, why did you write this book?


Cinda, the character in my book, The Snake Pit, was born with a cleft palate, and so was I. The things that happen in the book are fiction, but how she felt was exactly how I felt growing up. Being bullied for something you can't possibly help, or change, is horrible. I chose to turn it into something positive, but many bullied children do not. I'm 47 y ears old now. I can still hear the bullies voice in my head. But, the thing I remember the most, the thing that bothers me the most: the silence from those who just stood by and let it happen, and did nothing to stop it. That is why I wrote this book.




Five things people might not know about Donna

 

1. I can ride a unicycle.

2. I can write as fast backwards as I can forward.

3. I once played Miss Mona is a stage production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

4. I can't breathe through my nose and I have never had a sense of smell. I can taste, though, don't ask me why, it's a mystery.

5. When I was 22 I was flown out to Hollywood and made a make-up commercial for Victoria Jackson cosmetics that you can still catch on TV late at night. I also met Johnny Depp and had my picture taken with Heavy D on that same trip.




Author Bio:


Hello everyone! I am Donna Dillon: Author, Illustrator, and M&M connoisseur. I am the author of 5 and 1/4 books thus far. I have been writing in the young adult genre with The Snake Pit and Return to the Snake Pit which both deal with bullying in the public schools, and the children's genre with Why Did It Have to Rain Today? and My Special Christmas Child. My new book is a leap into the thriller/suspense genre so I'm anxious to finish and see how that goes.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Silken Secrets, by Laci Paige

Silken Secrets, by Laci Paige (Silken Edge #4)

*Erotic Romance/ BDSM (9/1/14)
Amazon purchase link for your country:
http://myBook.to/SilkenSecrets

Can the bonds formed between high school friends survive separation and a taste for darker desires?

Devon and Troy were good friends in high school and fellow musicians, a bond that remained even after Devon’s stint in the Army. Their relationship with their close friend Cindy ended abruptly, despite the firsts that she shared with Troy and the obvious affection she had for Devon.

The guys have changed, and now their casual garage band is the successful group known as Sinful Souls. When Cindy finally meets them again, the guys discover that Cindy has also changed, and the only man she is going to accept into her life and her bed will have to explore the kinkier aspects of sex that she craves. Will either man be willing to share in her lifestyle or is what they had only a fond memory?
Cover Art by Mina Carter
Edited by ELF

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Marketing Sucks

Having to market my own books really sucks! Just thought I'd throw that out there, but those of you who market yourselves already know this. I go through either one extreme or another. I either promo a ton (which I'm sure my followers get sick of me during this time), or I don't promo at all.

If I'm writing I don't promo, if I'm not writing I promo. Simple as that, right?

Not really. Sometimes I'm not writing because I'm marketing. It's not fair, I begin to resent the fact that I have to do this, what seems like a chore, and having it take away from my creative time. But it's a must to survive in this world. My stats prove it to me. Every. Single. Time. When I don't promote my sales drop. I market myself, they rise. Simple as that.

During the month of August, I participated in the Sizzlin' Summer Book Bash thrown by MKSP, and part of the event was to discount my books. I planned one month in advance. Contacted all the promo sites that would take erotic romance and asked them to run my ad on the dates of the Book Bash. I contacted blogs, and blogged myself about the event, and discounted prices. I set up a schedule on HootSuite to tweet about the event and the sales. I asked people to spread the word. I did what I could, and what I knew how to do. It was a lot of work, very time consuming, but I sucked it up and made the best of it.

Know what? August was my best month EVER in sales (except when I gave my books away for free), but my current WIP's took a serious hit for it. Damned if I do, damned if I don't.

What are some of the least time consuming ways you've found to market/promote yourself?

*****

Oh wait, while I have you, let me promo myself...
 Laci Paige on Amazon


Bio:
Above all else, Laci enjoys spending time with her family. She and her husband support their children on the soccer pitch and off. Laci enjoys the outdoors, and of course reading and writing (and chocolate). Their family lives in Hampton Roads.






Places on the internet you can find Laci:









Friday, August 8, 2014

Silken Edge Series .99 Cent Sale

All three books that have been released in the Silken Edge series so far are on sale for .99 cents until 8/15/14.

Just because.

I thought I’d have a little summer sale for readers. First it was going to be only the first book reduced, but then I have the fourth book in edits now, and have offered the first one on sale many times, but never the second or third. So in conjunction with the  Sizzlin' Summer Book Bash
with Master Koda Select Publishing. I lowered all three of them.

I don’t have a book published with Master Koda, but I spend a lot of time with the authors there, so they invited me to come hang out for their little summer bash. You should stop by 8/8/14 - 8/9/14 there will be prizes to win! I'll be hanging out on the event page on Saturday 8/9/14 at 6pm PST/9pm EST come visit and keep me company!


Here are some mini blurbs for the three books on sale:

The Silken Edge #1

After her longtime boyfriend dumps her, Kristy craves a change in her life. Her best friend, Sherry, is into the BDSM scene, and on a whim and a bet, Kristy finds herself in the playroom at an exclusive club. For the past couple of years, Jake quietly watched Kristy in his gym. He doesn't care that she's older than him; he wants her. Can vanilla Kristy and kinky Jake find a future together?

 

 

Silken Desires #2

Friends since childhood and lovers as adults, Roxi leaves Jonathan without explanation. He assumes it's due to his changing lifestyle; venturing deep into the world of BDSM, but she has a deeper secret that has her running away.

 

 

 

Silken Kisses #3

It takes friends of Steven and Mona's to force them to face their issues, and not in the way they had thought. Will they be able to adapt or is the relationship doomed? Maybe it will take someone else to show them what they’re missing.

 

 

 

Silken Secrets #4

Coming soon!
Cindy and Troy, two childhood best friends turned lovers lose touch for a few years and are reunited at a rock concert. Troy finds out about Cindy’s enjoyment of impact play and it throws him, men aren’t supposed to do that to women, at least that’s how he was raised. Could they be more than friends with those missing years and her new kink hanging over their heads?







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Bio

More than anything Laci enjoys spending time with her family. She and her husband support their children on the soccer pitch and off. Laci enjoys the outdoors, travel, and of course reading and writing (and chocolate). Their family lives in Hampton Roads, Virginia where her adult muse wakes up late at night.
Places on the internet you can find Laci: