Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Author Interview: Polly Holyoke from The Neptune Project!



I am myself extremely passionate about dolphins so when I read the synopsis of your book I was so excited and immediately intrigued! What inspired you to write such an enticing story?
I have been worried about the future of our planet for a long time now. At the rate we are polluting our land, it just makes sense to me that we may have consider colonizing the seas which cover 5/6ths of our world.


What type of research did you conduct in order to get the most insight on the marine life and the characters in the story? (If you’re going say swimming with dolphins, I am going to explode with excitement and maybe just a liiiittle bit of envy ;))
I read a ton of books on oceanography in general and on dolphins in particular. I also interviewed dolphin trainers, marine biologists and dive masters. But my favorite research definitely was swimming with dolphins. My family and I swam with domesticated dolphins in Florida which was incredibly fun. On an even more amazing day, I went snorkeling with wild spinner dolphins off the Big Island in Hawaii. There were hundreds of spinners in the pod I followed, and the sound of their squeaking and whistling was fascinating. Later that day the captain of our boat dropped a hydrophone in the water, and we listened to male humpback whales singing. Their song is a sound I will never forget. It’s terribly tempting to anthropomorphize dolphins and whales, but when you hear humpbacks, you have to believe they possess remarkable intelligence.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Book Promo: The Dark Horde by Andrew Drage

Well Helloo everyone! 
Today I have special promo for you! The Dark Horde by Andrew Drage will be available on Amazon for FREE from Monday June 10th until Friday June 14th! To see if you are indeed interested in this book, continue reading the excerpt below! 
Please bare in mind that the genre of this book is Horror therefore may be quite brutal and contain swear words!

Synopsis:

1989, rural Victoria, Australia. Something is preying upon the township of Howqua Hills. Brian Derwent, head of the local Police Station, must simultaneously grapple with the investigation, his disintegrating personal life and unseen forces that are not of this world.

Part thriller, part crime-fiction, all supernatural horror, The Dark Horde tells of the return of an ancient evil that is neither stoppable nor comprehensible...

* Indie Excellence Awards 2013 - Finalist (Horror) *

* Indie Excellence Awards 2013 - Finalist (Thriller) *

* Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards 2012 - Honorable Mention (Genre Fiction) *

* Coffin Hop Flash Fiction Contest 2012 – First Place *


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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Peachy Excerpt: Look out for The Year of the Great Seventh (Excerpt)



Teresa Orts studied economics and went on to work in the financial industry. She lives in London with her husband and son and this is her first novel. If you want to know more about her, please visit her website www.teresaorts.com


Synopsis:

Sophie has always felt out of step—an outsider, even amongst friends in her high school with all the hype about celebrity culture. Her life in L.A. seems to have been already written for her, but when her junior year starts, it all takes a drastic turn. When she crosses paths with the school's heartthrob, Nate Werner, they fall for each other in a way neither can understand. What they don’t know is that by giving in to their desires, they are unlocking an ancient Egyptian prophecy that threatens to return Earth to the dark ages.

To undo the curse, Nate and Sophie embark on an adventure that takes them across the country. But their quest is not only to save the world as they know it. It is also a fight for their very survival. Behind the scenes, there are those that are counting on them to fail.


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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Book Review: Vanguard of Hope by Kathy Steinmann Book Review

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Book: Vanguard of Hope (Sapphire Brigade Book 1)
Author: Kathy Steinemann
Page Numbers: 349 pages
Publication date: February 10th, 2013
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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Feature: Stacking the Shelves


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Description Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

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CodecrafterBeautifully Broken (Spellbound, #1)The AccidentA Ranger's Tale (Tallenmere, #1)
Codecrafter by Erica Sandbothe
Beautifully Broken by Sherry Soule
The Accident by Dorice Grey
A Ranger's Tale by Misty Parker



Along Came Trouble by Ruthie Knox
The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski
Two Halves by Marta Szemik
The Mind Readers by Lori Brighton
The Island by Jen Minkman


What do you think about my new collection? Let me know what you've been stacking this week in the comments below :)