Friday, January 9, 2015

Cover Reveal, Exerpt, and Blub, of STEFAN By V.A.Dold

   El is a beautiful, successful, plus sized woman suffering from a debilitating humiliation that has left her hating all handsome, wealthy men exactly like Stefan Le Beau. Unfortunately for Le Beau, she’s known him since she was sixteen and was totally snubbed by him. To her, he’s a hound dog and a man-whore.
Stefan is a playboy to the extreme with one hard and fast rule: date a woman only once, take her to bed, and be gone before morning.
Until El.
Stefan’s dream of finding his mate comes true when he bids two hundred thousand dollars to win a date with El at Simon’s charity ball. Money well spent in his opinion.
Now, if she would only talk to him. Or look at him. Or touch him, or…like him.
Can Stefan convince El he's a reformed man?
Can El learn to trust a man who is the epitome of what she avoids and could shatter her heart?
It will require drastic, strategic measures from the entire family to make this mating happen.


Fortyfive minutes later, the auction was finally over. She could finally go home. Her feet were swollen and something was doing a tap dance on the inside of her skull. The Tylenol she had taken fifteen minutes ago hadn’t kicked in yet.
She considered her options as she rubbed the edge of her sole, should I chance taking these shoes off? Crap, I might not get them back on. Then what? Go bare foot in this gown?
That wouldn’t be embarrassing, not at all.
El stood and limped to the door leading to the ballroom. She groaned as she looked at the crowd she would have to walk through to get to her truck.
This was going to be two hundred thousand times worse than a walk of shame.
She giggled at her bad joke. Yeah, she was losing it.
“What’s so funny?”
The deep timber of his drawl had no business sending her pulse racing. She waited for a panic attack to kick in, but her body remained calm.
“Nothing.” She squared off with Stefan. “Were you dropped on your head as a child?”
The smell of fresh leather surrounded her. She took a deep breath wondering once again where it was coming from.
He frowned. “No.”
She cocked her head and arched a brow at him.
“Is there a history of insanity in your family?”
“No.” He scowled. “What are you getting at?”
“No one in his right mind would bid two hundred thousand dollars. That leaves one conclusion, you’re insane.”
“Oh, I’m insane all right. Insane for you.”
“Right. Go fishing with those lines somewhere else, this woman isn’t biting.”
“Oh, cher,” he laid his hand across his heart, “you wound me.”
“Shut up, Le Beau.” She tried to push past him but he didn’t budge. “Please move out of the way.”
 From the ballroom, the band began to play a romantic waltz. Her father’s favorite songthe one he always insisted she dance with him to. How odd.
He presented his hand to her. “I do believe they’re playing our song.”
She looked at his hand suspiciously. “What are you doing now?”
“I’m asking the single woman I won at the auction to dance. That is my right as the winner.” He grinned.
She stepped back and crossed her arms. “You’re kidding, right?”
“I’ve never been more serious, I assure you. Now, may I have this dance?” His hand remained extended as he waited for her response.
She eyed the hand like it might bite. “Fine. I suppose I have to.”
Stefan led her to the dance floor and took her into his arms. She was perfect. His wolf howled in triumph. Now if he could only get her to actually like him.



V.A.Dold is the bestselling author of the Le Beau Brothers series, New Orleans wolf shifter novels. A graduate of Saint Cloud University, she majored in marketing. Prior to becoming a full time writer, she was a publicist to the authors, owning Innovative Online Book Tours and ARC Author & Reader Con's (ARC NOLA) (ARC Phoenix). Still is. The companies mesh so well together, much like PB&J.
Her idea of absolute heaven is a day in the French Quarter filled with nothing but her computer, her coffee mug and the Brothers, of course.
A Minnesota native with her heart lost to Louisiana, she has a penchant for titillating tales featuring sexy men and strong women. When she's not writing, she's probably taking in a movie, reading or traveling.
Her earliest reading memories are from grade school. She had a major fixation with horses, and the Black Stallion was a favorite. Then junior high came along and teenage hormones kicked in. It became all about the Harlequin Romances. She has been hooked on romances ever since.


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Stefan (Le Beau Series Book 3)Stefan by V.A. Dold
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Stefan's mate has been revealed by the goddess unfortunately she knows of his reputation as a ladies man and doesn't want anything to do with him. Can he overcome his past and win her heart? Meanwhile, there is a plot by a rogue group of shifters looking to overthrow his father the king of the shifters. With a little luck and a whole lot of love, anything is possible. This book is a wonderful romance filled with the classic chases and a mystery which will keep you turning pages.

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Friday, January 2, 2015

The Cemetery Sleeper by Susan Grinder

The Cemetery SleeperThe Cemetery Sleeper by Susan Griner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After Freddy’s mother died, his dad sent him to live in a little town with his Aunt Teri and her daughter Emily. One day while the kids were cooling off at the community pool, Matt the local kid story teller, told the group about a boy who slept on a grave. The boy was supposedly absorbed right into the ground. Emily being a logical individual, roundly told Matt he was full of hogwash. With Freddy as her witness, Emily would go to the Pesterfield’s family cemetery to lie down on a grave just to prove Matt wrong. While there, Freddy accidentally trips and lands on a small grave marked with a tiny tombstone etched with the name of "Tump." Later that night, he started having what would turn out to be a series of weird dreams. They were so realistic he would wake up sore the next morning.

Was Freddy just having bad dreams or was he being haunted by a long lost boy? You will just have to read this book to find out. This book is full of intrigue that will keep you turning pages until the end. The characters are believable and well rounded. The story line has a good flow and the ending will leave you satisfied. Individuals who like ghost stories and a quick read should definitely check out this wonderful book.

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Review of The Children Who Time Lost by Marvin Amazon Plus a meet and greet.

The Children Who Time LostThe Children Who Time Lost by Marvin Amazon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In the year 2043 Rachel Harris is considered a celebrity as she is the only woman in several centuries to give birth naturally. Unfortunately, her child suffers a terrible accident and dies. Desperate to make it up to her, Rachel's husband begs her to join the lottery where woman go 30 years into the future to adopt children. Despite her misgivings, he enters her anyway and she wins. She goes to the year 2108 where she brings back more then just a wonderful baby boy. Rachel brings back a mystery that will unravel everything she believes to be true. What lengths will she have to go through to save her new son?

In an adventure through time to the year 2013 and back again, this is a page turning sci-fi thriller that will keep you on the edge of the page and will most definitely throw you for a complete loop in the end. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a twisting plot, science fiction, and an all around good read.

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Welcome Marvin!
> 1) What genre do you like to write?

My favorite two genres are science fiction and fantasy. I also enjoy
writing mystery/thrillers.

> 2) How long have you been writing? What prompted you to start writing?

I started writing around fall 2010, and my first novel was published in
October 2012. I’ve always loved telling stories, mainly fantastic stories
that sometimes stretched logic. But I didn’t ever imagine writing an
entire book. That was until I came up with the idea of a young boy who
played with an Ouija board and ended up bonding with the demon he
mistakenly summoned. I started picturing the origin of the summoned
demi-god, and the world I forged went on to make up a large chunk of my
first published novel, The Corin Chronicles, Volume 1

> 3) What inspires you to write?

I’m inspired by mythology, history, and a family who absolutely love good

> 4) When a story idea pops into your head, how long does it typically take
> to write it (from start to finish)?

If the story is quite vivid in my head, I typically complete the first
draft in three months. This, however, does depend on how vast the story
is. For my longer novels, like my latest, The Children Who Time Lost, it
could take up to five months to get the first draft out.

> 5) What did you find to be the most difficult part of the writing process?  Easiest?

As a writer, I believe that my job is not only to weave a beautiful story.
I also have to build a convincing world, regardless of whether the story
is set in modern day or some faraway, never, never land. This is the first
step in getting the reader to believe in my words, but it can sometimes be
the most difficult. I enjoy the whole creation process. I particularly
love developing both simple and complex characters that seamlessly merge
with the book’s plot. The best part is when you get to those situations
that could almost derail the entire book. Overcoming those sections and
doing so without cheating the reader is, in my opinion, what makes someone
a good writer.

> 6) Of all your characters whom do you most relate to?

Although my title character in The Children Who Time Lost is a woman
living in a world where humans are incapable of procreation, I completely
empathise with her. I don’t have children of my own, but I love my nieces
and nephews very much. The thought of them not being around would probably
drive me to make—to a lesser extent—extreme decisions, as she was forced
to sometimes make in the book.

> 7)  Is there one of your characters that you did not like when you started writing about them, but found yourself liking by the end of the story?

I can’t say that was the case with the novel. Most of the characters, even
those with questionable morality had points to them that I related to. The
story is set in a world without much hope, and although some of their
actions cannot be condoned, desperation can also lead to adverse

> 8) What is your least favorite part about writing? The Most?

Significant re-writes after edits. This doesn’t always happen, but when it
does, it can be painful. The worst part is when you have to sacrifice
scenes you love to sharpen the prose or the book’s fluidity.

My most favourite part is that moment when you finish the first draft,
especially when you are happy with the entire novel.

> 9) When you are not writing or editing what do you do for relaxation?

I love reading, socialising, watching a good movie and going to different
types of restaurants. I also love eating Ben and Jerrys ice cream on those
lazy sunday afternoons.

> 10) What genre of books do you like to read?

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Crime, Dystopia, Mystery/Thrillers

> 11) What author(s) do you enjoy reading?  Why?

Brian Herbert: His world building in Dune is some of the best I’ve ever read.

Robert Jordan: I don’t think I’ve ever read a writer who describes things
as vividly as Robert Jordan does. I literally feel like I’m in each and
every scene, standing there with the characters.

Lee Child: His creation, Jack Reacher is probably my favourite character
in fiction.

> 12) Tell us about your books where can people find them?

In addition to The Children Who Time Lost, I have also released the first
two volumes of my fantasy series, The Corin Chronicles. I have also
released the first part of my crime novel, The Midnight Trilogy. For
details of where to purchase them, please visit my websites below: