Island of Heartache

Published: November 2012
Originally released under the pen name ‘Sam Clark’
Novel Length: approx 53,680 words.
Genre: Fiction, General, DramaIsland of Heartache 06
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The relationship between Henry Downing and his wife, Christine, was suffering due to her selfish attitude and her reluctance to accept his work responsibilities, which were part of this job as Senior Production Manger. This was exacerbated when Henry told her he was to lead a team of 14 on a business trip to America and Australia, and that it would be for at least two months. Continue reading

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Saskia Book Tour: Adela by J.L. McFadden

Introducing J. L. McFadden, Author of Adela

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The Book:

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Adela is the earlier story of Adela, giving a deeper look into the coven leader herself.

Adela: Is a beautiful young woman of a very wealthy family in Eastern Europe who is fending off advances from an older aristocratic German business man that has an evil presence about him. She falls madly in love with another man to see her father and his followers come under the attack and clutches of this barren try to use the enslavement of her fathers land and people to force her to be his own. Continue reading

Saskia Book Tour: Adela by J.L. McFadden

Introducing J. L. McFadden, Author of Adela

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The Book:

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Adela is the earlier story of Adela, giving a deeper look into the coven leader herself.

Adela: Is a beautiful young woman of a very wealthy family in Eastern Europe who is fending off advances from an older aristocratic German business man that has an evil presence about him. She falls madly in love with another man to see her father and his followers come under the attack and clutches of this barren try to use the enslavement of her fathers land and people to force her to be his own.

Where you can purchase this book:
Amazon.com
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About the Author:
J.L McFadden is the Author of the Guardian Series: Guardian, released, Adela, release in September, Chooses, release in December, Adela’s Lost Guardian, March, more to be named at a later date. McFadden spins tragedy and romance into all of his stories with picturesque descriptions that vividly paints and melts the sceneJL McFadden - Adela 03s into your pleasure cortex that is a valid and important part of every readers mind. 😉 Jamie Lee was born in a mixed Celtic and Slavic family in the river valleys of Pennsylvania, in his earlier years he played in bands in New York and ended up working his way into H.Q of the largest musical retailer in the world Guitar Centre; while working at the store level he managed multiple departments at once and handled all the stores merchandising logistics. He has explored the world and became the first American to be excepted into the Interregional Federation of Aikido Aikikai of Crimea & Sevastopol, where he enjoys learning from great masters from around the world, where he has developed his himself. He explains that the people rich and colourfully different people he has met spawned a lot of his characters.

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Interview with the Author:
Question: What have you published recently?
Adela was the most recent being published the last week of November and The Guardian was published in Summer.

Question: How, and when, did you decide to become a writer?
I have had nudging from teachers ever since the 8th grade and one day someone pulled my card and said I would never publish anything. Pushing me to do something doesn’t touch me much, but telling me I cannot results in quick actions.

Question: Where can we find your published writing?
Amazon

Question: What is a typical day like for you as a writer?
I guess this is the part that you want me to give a Hank Moody response, but to be honest I write in short stints; normally, I will get an idea and sit down for two weeks after work and pound out a story. My daily life involves, Aikido, I am a member of Interregional Federation of Aikido Aikikai of Crimea & Sevastopol, where I study from great men and women, but Sensei  Louis Van Thieghem from Belgium and  Sensei Sergei Sheremetyev from Ukraine  are my favourite two. Sensei Thieghem has been instrumental in me learning to control my Ki and finding myself.

Question: What are your favorite characters that you have created?
Tell us about them? For me it would have to be Adela, she is so strong and sexy with moral ideals that makes her want to protect all of them around her. To be honest, people ask me who influenced this character and I had thought and thought about it and there is only one of my friends that it could be, Elena Romanova  is the only one it could be, she came to America speaking no English and had created her own Empire. We have joked about her coming from Ukraine and us switching places. Of all of my friends I am most proud and in awe of what she has done. I think too often women characters are depicted as damaged items that need to be saved by a man, but for me I see the female Senseis that are around me and other powerful women in my life and do my best to represent them.

Question: do you find you “mentally edit” other writers’ works as you read them? Does doing this help you or bother you?
No, I tend to sit back and rather enjoy the story or not. Just because I do not enjoy a story, does not mean it is a bad story, it just means it is not my cup of tea.

Question: What music do you listen to, while writing?
Halestorm, The Slot, Disturbed, and Bleeding in Stereo.

Question: What do you eat while writing?
That is always changing; it just depends on my mood.

Four for Fun:
What is your favourite non-alcoholic drink?  Well that would be a good black tea.
What is your favourite cartoon character?  Optimise Prime
What is your favourite movie of all time?  Under World
What do you like to do for fun or just to relax?  I do a lot of different sports.

Question: Where can we find you on the web?
www.jlmcfadden.com
www.youtube.com/jamieleemcfadden
www.twitter.com/jamieleemcfadde
www.vk.com/jamielee
http://www.weiboenglish.com/JLMcFadden

Anyone can write to me in English, Russian, or Ukrainian and I will understand, but Japanese I can only speak in it, I am still illiterate in Japanese.

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Saskia Book Tour: Dean Mayes

Introducing Dean Mayes, author of “The Hambledown Dream

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The Hambledown Dream
By Dean Mayes

Australian DDean Mayes Pic 2enny Banister had it all; a successful career, a passion for the guitar, and Sonya – the love of his life. Tragically, Denny is struck down with inoperable cancer.

Andy DeVries has almost nothing; alienated from his family, moving through a dangerous Chicago underworld dealing in drugs, battling addiction while keeping a wavering hold on the only thing that matters to him: a place at a prestigious conservatory for classical guitar in Chicago. As Andy recovers from a near fatal overdose, he is plagued by dreams – memories of a love he has never felt, and a life he’s never lived. Driven by the need for redemption and by the love for a woman he’s never met, he begins a quest to find her, knowing her only by the memories of a stranger and the dreams of a place called Hambledown… Continue reading

Featured Author of the Week 18th June

Author Spotlight: Roxanna Rose
The Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Writers and Reviewers Group Featured Author of the week


About the Author
Roxanna RoseRoxanna Rose is a California native with a deep connection to her Ulster Heritage. Fascinated by Myths and Legends from cultures around the world, she enjoys creating YA & Fantasy novels steeped in their mysteries. “Desires: A Legacy Novel” is the first in a series based on Celtic Myth & Legend. “Malevolence: A Legacy Novel” will be released later this year along with “She Who Watches,” an Urban Fantasy novel based on the Native American legend. Roxanna divides most of her time between her writing and her career as a Veterinary Technician and Wildlife Rehabilitator.

Where to Find Roxanna
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What if your entire race were created by the ancient Celtic God, Dagda to please his beloved daughter, Brighid, who gifted your maternal bloodline with a spark of her soul? Now you’re given the task of living in the mortal realm to bring the gift of the Arts to the mortals she loves; while being relentlessly hunted by the Goddess of the Killing Rage to satisfy a deadly desire for Otherworldly vengeance.
Just before Eléan’s seventeenth birthday, the Goddess of Lust & Rage, along with the Immortal she created, destroyed her sheltered life. Now, an object of possession by mortals and immortals alike; Eléan must learn to control her legacy and, with the two warriors that love her, save the Goddess Brighid by protecting the small flame of Immortal soul that lives within her.

Liam and James have been friends…brothers…since they were children. Now the Otherworld has been released into the Mortal Realm leaving a bloody path of terror in its desire for vengeance. It’s coming for Eléan, a woman they both love and would die to protect. Will the Otherworld destroy their bond…or will their love for Eléan give them the strength to fight what’s coming?

Forced into the service of the Goddess Morrigan and made immortal, Greagoir must be the vessel for the Goddess’ uncontrollable lust and killing rage. Eléan is the key. After all these centuries, all that stands in his way are two mortal warriors gifted by a goddess and a young woman’s desire to survive.

Where to Buy
Abbott Press
Barnes and Noble
Powell’s Books
AmazonUS
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Malevolence (A Legacy Novel, #2)
This book scheduled for release in the latter half of 2013

Saskia Book Tour: Nikki Broadwell – The Wolf Moon

Introducing Nikki Broadwell, author of “The Wolf Moon (Wolfmoon Trilogy Book 3)“.

Nikki Broadwell - The Wolf Moon 01Nikki Broadwell - The Wolf Moon 02It is close to the winter solstice when Maeve Lewin’s simple trip to Scotland to re-unite with her mother throws her headlong into a dangerous world.

A prophecy written centuries before seems to describe her as ‘the one’, and despite Maeve’s insistence that this couldn’t possibly be true, her mother and grandmother both agree.

What Maeve doesn’t know is that her boyfriend is part of her destiny, mentioned in the ancient text as ‘the one of noble birth who will stand by her side’. But Harold’s only plan is to join Maeve Scotland for the New Year before the two of them fly home to the States.

The night of the winter solstice brings Maeve face to face with a terrifying reality, but it’s Harold’s arrival that forces her to come to terms with the truth. He seems to have lived in this parallel world before and his part in future events has been sealed as surely as hers.

With dark forces hunting her relentlessly and confronted with a fate  she didn’t choose, Maeve must come to terms with her future and somehow find the strength to fulfill the perilous task set before her.

Where you can purchase this book?
eBooks
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Paperback
Amazon US
Amazon UK

Other Books By Nikki Broadwell
Book One: The Moonstone (Wolfmoon Trilogy)
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Book Two: Saille, the Willow (WolfmoonTrilogy)
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Where can I purchase these books?
Amazon
Smashwords

About the Author

Nikki Broadwell 01Nikki’s college education centered on English and Art and she graduated with a B.A. in both. While her children were in middle school she began a greeting card business and then later, when they were out of the house, she began painting on silk, selling her scarves and wall hangings to high-end galleries in California and Oregon .Now she writes full time, working on a sequel to Wolfmoon as well as a fictionalized version of her parent’s life based on journals her father kept during his time as a POW duringWW2.

Having recently located from Portland Oregon, Nikki has become a resident of Tucson, Arizona where she lives on a hill at the base of the Catalina Mountains with her husband, and standard poodle, Buddha and Eesa, the cat.

Where to Find Nikki Broadwell
Website
Goodreads
Blog

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Featured Author of the Week 28th May

Introducing Brooke Morris, Author of “The Pull”.
Goodreads Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Writers and Reviewers Group Featured Author of the Week.

About this Author
What do you get when you combine an introverted kid with an overactive imagination, with a mom who preferred to read Tolkien and Pearl S. Buck, instead of Goodnight Moon? Apparently an avid fantasy reader and writer!

I can’t think of a better way to spend a few hours (who am I kidding?- a few days) than getting lost in a good story. With just the right plot twists and character development, an author can pull you out of one world and into another.

Living in the PNW for the better half of a decade has greatly influenced my writing. The lush beauty of the natural world often provides the backdrop for my fantasy novels. I enjoy examining what it means to be human and playing with the wide array of possibilities this opens up in my writing. Continue reading