Monday, June 26, 2017

Dave Morrison Spotlight





What genre do you write?
I write across genres: middle-grade adventure; Urban Fantasy; Memoir and LGBT suspense.  I've always wanted to write one of every genre.

Which actress/actor would you like seeing play the lead in your book?
LOL!  For the Urban Fantasy, I really want Michelle Pfeiffer to play Eleanor of the Acquataine.  For my LGBT, I've always envisioned Ellen Bernstein as Mrs Jeremy.

What type of books do you read?
I go through phases. Right now, I'm reading a lot of romance, as my next book is a romance set in Seattle.  But I enjoy creative non-fiction, fantasy and humour

Any favourite authors?
Kat Richardson (The Greywalker Series) is one of my favourites.  I also like Janet Evanovich for her sick sense of humour.

Do you think that book covers are important?
     They are the first thing your readers are going to see.  They should be eye-catching, yet show something about the book - maybe a scene from the book, a character or something that represents the story our readers are in for.   For TRAVELS WITH PENNY, getting the colours of the rainbow were important, as most people know the "Rainbow Flag" as an LGBTQ symbol.

What is your favourite book?
Bridge Across Forever. It's a memoir by Richard Bach. It's a beautiful story.

Describe yourself in 3 words?
Eclectic.  Whimsical.  OCD. (I'm a Gemini - I'm allowed to be incongruous)

At what age were you, or what event happened, when you knew you loved writing and you were good at it?
I never knew if I was "good" at it.  All I knew was that I had these people and visions in my head and I had to get them out.  I've been writing ever since I was a kid and that's what I did: wrote down my fantasies/hopes/daydreams.  I tried to make them interesting.  Then I'd watch people read them.  That's when I learned that if a story is interesting to me, that doesn't mean it's interesting to anyone else.

Do you base your characters on real people or are they completely imagined?
80% are based on real people.  Any writer who tells you differently is probably lying.  Writers are observers. We watch and write our version of reality.

What authors have inspired you along the way?
Almost everyone: Stephen King for his story telling; David Sadaris for his humour; Kat Richardson for her use of language; many unknown indie authors for their perseverance and imagination.  I thing writers do not have the luxury of choosing inspiration - let it find us. Find it in everyday things in life.

What is your favourite quote or line from a book?
     Shakespeare:  "This above all; to thine own self-be true..."

Besides writing what do you enjoy doing?
  I have my MA in Theatre and work as an actor/director in Seattle during my spare time. I'm an avid SCUBA diver and my day job is something I'm passionate about a sign language interpreter. So even when I'm not doing something I love, I'm really doing something I love!

Do you have any signings coming up?
Yes - in August I'm at Emerald Downs for a book-fair / arts festival.  Come on by! Seattle is beautiful this time of year.

 What do you use as inspiration?

People.  I love to sit and watch people; talk to people; strike up random conversations with people at the airport or grocery store.  People's stories are MUCH more interesting than they think.  I let real life guide me.  We live in a world where people have much more in common than differences.

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UNEXPECTED GIFTS
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Friday, June 23, 2017

Romance Between The Pages


Ever wondered about the personalities behind your favorite books? Victoria Danann's new podcast with Riley J. Ford has an incredible lineup of authors booked through the spring. No question is out of bounds. Check it out!

THIS WEEK'S BEST SELLING AUTHOR...
KRYSTAL SHANNAN!

Krystal Shannan, also known as Emma Roman, lives in a sprawling ranch style home with her husband, daughter, and a pack of rescue Basset Hounds. She is an advocate for Autism Awareness and shares the experiences and adventures she’s been through with her daughter whenever she can.

Needless to say, life is never boring when you have an elementary-aged special needs child you are homeschooling and half a dozen 4-legged friends roaming the house. They keep her and her husband busy, smiling, and laughing.

Krystal writes magick and Emma doesn’t. If you are looking for leisurely-paced sweet romance, her books are probably not for you. However, for those looking for a story filled with adventure, passion, and just enough humor to make you laugh out loud. Welcome home!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Trade Me Collection Volume 1-3


Only 99c for a limited time!
Regular price - $5.99

Gen Ryan ~ Randi Perrin ~ Laura N. Andrews

Title: Trade Me, Volume 1-3
Genre: Gay Romance
Release Date: June 17, 2017
Cover Designer: Soxsational Cover Art



What happens when red-hot mechanics find the men of their dreams? 

With strong happily ever afters, meet three couples in Fix You, Wreck You, and Forever You as these gorgeous men embark on their relationship, and sometime personal, journeys of self-discovery and love. 

600 pages of escapism wrapped up in so many delicious sexy words.


🔧Fix You by Gen Ryan
Maxwell Craver pretends his entire life to be someone he’s not. It used to be easier to lie to himself and to everyone who cared for him until Jason Lewis comes along and changes everything. For the first time, Maxwell thinks that maybe he can finally be his true self.

Jason Lewis has always been open about his sexuality. When he hires Maxwell to restore his new car, their connection and heat are instant. By agreeing to help him overcome his fears, Jason vows to fix him, even if it means breaking his own heart.

🛠Wreck You by Randi Perrin
Mechanic for Hard and Fast, Mike Davis has an intense crush on the parts delivery driver, Blake. For the sake of the business, he keeps his distance, not acting on his wanton desires. What Mike doesn’t realize is Blake is crushing equally as hard on him.

Just as love and life appear to take shape for Mike, his old demons take hold and drag him under, leaving him spiraling out of control.

Will Blake push Mike further into the abyss or will he be the one to finally pull him free?

🔩Forever You by Laura N. Andrews
Matthew Price travels across the country to join his twin sister in Brooklyn. As an openly gay man who appreciates casual flings, the last thing he expects is to meet the man of his dreams.

Benjamin Stokes has always considered himself straight. When he hires Matthew to work at his garage and finds himself captivated, his sexuality comes into question.

From the moment they meet, their sexual desires grow fierce. Will they discover a deeper connection than just the physical? 



The cover for Megan Lowe's Breaking Away


Author: Megan Lowe
Title: Breaking Away
Series: Rocking Racers, Book 3
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date: August 5, 2017
Cover Designer: Claire Smith

 Add to TBR

 PREORDER NOW FOR HALF PRICE 



To the outside world, Mav Ryan is living the dream. With a high profile and successful FMX career, it’s something Mav knows a million guys would kill to have. But not him. He yearns for something different, something more.

Aubrey James has had enough of bad boys to last a lifetime. When her brother, Josh, brings home the heavily tattooed definition of a bad boy, Mav, she wants nothing to do with him. It's not until a shadow from Aubrey’s past threatens her future, that to her surprise, Mav steps in.

But can he fight her demons as well as his own? Or will Mav realise that sometimes breaking away can lead to finding your home?


 PREORDER NOW FOR HALF PRICE 
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2smmKjK
All others: books2read.com/breaking-away


Rocking Racers Series SALE!

Breaking the Cycle
Book 1
 99 cents 
 All buy links HERE

No Place to Hide
Book 2
 60% OFF 
All buy links HERE

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Megan Lowe is a lost journalism graduate who after many painful years searching for a job in that field, decided if she couldn’t write news stories, she would start listening to the characters whispering stories to her and decided to write them down.  She writes primarily New Adult/Contemporary Romance stories with Sport and Music themes. She is based on the Gold Coast but her heart belongs to New York City. When she’s not writing she’s either curled up with a good book, travelling or screaming at the TV willing her sporting teams to pull out the win.

 Game On Submissions

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Trade Me Collection Volume 1-3


Only 99c for a limited time!
Regular price - $5.99

Gen Ryan ~ Randi Perrin ~ Laura N. Andrews

Title: Trade Me, Volume 1-3
Genre: Gay Romance
Release Date: June 17, 2017
Cover Designer: Soxsational Cover Art



What happens when red-hot mechanics find the men of their dreams? 

With strong happily ever afters, meet three couples in Fix You, Wreck You, and Forever You as these gorgeous men embark on their relationship, and sometime personal, journeys of self-discovery and love. 

600 pages of escapism wrapped up in so many delicious sexy words.


🔧Fix You by Gen Ryan
Maxwell Craver pretends his entire life to be someone he’s not. It used to be easier to lie to himself and to everyone who cared for him until Jason Lewis comes along and changes everything. For the first time, Maxwell thinks that maybe he can finally be his true self.

Jason Lewis has always been open about his sexuality. When he hires Maxwell to restore his new car, their connection and heat are instant. By agreeing to help him overcome his fears, Jason vows to fix him, even if it means breaking his own heart.

🛠Wreck You by Randi Perrin
Mechanic for Hard and Fast, Mike Davis has an intense crush on the parts delivery driver, Blake. For the sake of the business, he keeps his distance, not acting on his wanton desires. What Mike doesn’t realize is Blake is crushing equally as hard on him.

Just as love and life appear to take shape for Mike, his old demons take hold and drag him under, leaving him spiraling out of control.

Will Blake push Mike further into the abyss or will he be the one to finally pull him free?

🔩Forever You by Laura N. Andrews
Matthew Price travels across the country to join his twin sister in Brooklyn. As an openly gay man who appreciates casual flings, the last thing he expects is to meet the man of his dreams.

Benjamin Stokes has always considered himself straight. When he hires Matthew to work at his garage and finds himself captivated, his sexuality comes into question.

From the moment they meet, their sexual desires grow fierce. Will they discover a deeper connection than just the physical? 



The cover for Megan Lowe's Breaking Away


Author: Megan Lowe
Title: Breaking Away
Series: Rocking Racers, Book 3
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date: August 5, 2017
Cover Designer: Claire Smith

 Add to TBR

 PREORDER NOW FOR HALF PRICE 



To the outside world, Mav Ryan is living the dream. With a high profile and successful FMX career, it’s something Mav knows a million guys would kill to have. But not him. He yearns for something different, something more.

Aubrey James has had enough of bad boys to last a lifetime. When her brother, Josh, brings home the heavily tattooed definition of a bad boy, Mav, she wants nothing to do with him. It's not until a shadow from Aubrey’s past threatens her future, that to her surprise, Mav steps in.

But can he fight her demons as well as his own? Or will Mav realise that sometimes breaking away can lead to finding your home?


 PREORDER NOW FOR HALF PRICE 
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2smmKjK
All others: books2read.com/breaking-away


Rocking Racers Series SALE!

Breaking the Cycle
Book 1
 99 cents 
 All buy links HERE

No Place to Hide
Book 2
 60% OFF 
All buy links HERE

Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon | Blog | Instagram | Newsletter

Megan Lowe is a lost journalism graduate who after many painful years searching for a job in that field, decided if she couldn’t write news stories, she would start listening to the characters whispering stories to her and decided to write them down.  She writes primarily New Adult/Contemporary Romance stories with Sport and Music themes. She is based on the Gold Coast but her heart belongs to New York City. When she’s not writing she’s either curled up with a good book, travelling or screaming at the TV willing her sporting teams to pull out the win.

 Game On Submissions