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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Special Trilogy Blog Tour: Jackie Gamber’s Leland Dragon Series H. David Blalock’s Angelkiller Triad


I am so happy to be apart of this tour. I am fortunate to have read both of these trilogies and I highly recommend them both.  These are both amazing authors and both are on my must read list. So welcome Jackie to the blog on insights on writing a series. I love trilogies and series. It gives me more of a chance to get to know the characters and places. 

Insights for Writers on Writing a Series

“World as Character” – Leland Dragon Series by Jackie Gamber

'No Man is an Island'
No man is an island entire of itself; every man
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe
is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as
well as any manner of thy friends or of thine
own were; any man's death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

Devotions upon Emergent Occasions
John Donne 
In my Leland Dragon series, from Book One, “Redheart”, through Book Two, “Sela”, and 
Book Three, “Reclamation”, the story takes place over two generations. A multitude of 
recurring characters. New and adapted characters.
But there is a single thread that weaves itself in and around and through each book; not the theme (although our English teachers would be proud we each thought of it), not the pacing, not the voice. 
It is the world of Leland, herself.
In shaping my characters of my novels, in the early stages, especially, 
I like to consider what makes them who they are and why they think the way they do, and 
often it comes by way of the world they grew up in. Culture dictates so many things; it takes a brave soul to face down “the way it’s always been”. We see a character’s mettle by the 
way they take on this very thing.
But what about the effects of a character (person, or otherwise, as in the case of the 
dragons in Leland) on culture? How does a world survive an onslaught of unprecedented 
change? Can it? 
Is the destruction of “the way it’s always been” the very forest fire that makes way for new 
Depends on the story. Depends on the world.
But, as a writer, it’s something that should be addressed, especially in a series. 
No man, or character, is an island. The choices we make affect those around us, and vice 
versa. Death, and life, rattle the chains that bind us together. In a series of short stories, or 
novels, or storytelling of any kind, we become as acquainted to the world it takes place in 
as we do any character.
The world becomes a character, with her own story.
Before I begin writing, I think to myself, “Whose story is this?” In Book One of the Leland 
Dragon series, it is Kallon Redheart (hence the title). Book Two becomes the story of the 
next generation. By the time I reached Book Three, I really struggled to choose which 
character was about to undergo the most change – then it hit me. Book Three is the story 
of Leland Province, and a culture coming full circle. 
When it comes to world building it’s important to remember the impact your characters are 
going to have upon her. Even your created world isn’t an island.
Well. Unless, of course…it literally is.
You know what I mean.
Jackie Gamber is the award-winning author of many short stories, screenplays, and novels, including “Redheart”, “Sela”, and “Reclamation”, Books one through three of the Leland Dragon Series. For more information about Jackie and her mosaic mind, visit

And meet Jackie elsewhere on the world wide web at:

JackieGamberBWAbout Jackie Gamber: As an award winning author, Jackie writes stories ranging from ultra-short to novel-length, varieties of which have appeared in anthologies such as Tales of Fantasy and Dragons Composed, as well as numerous periodical publications, including Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, The Binnacle, Mindflights Magazine, Necrotic Tissue, and Shroud. She is the author of the fantasy novel Redheart and Sela, and writing an alternate history time travel novel. She blogs professionally for English Tea, where she reviews classic science fiction and fantasy novels and pairs them with the ideal tea-sipping companion. Jackie is a member of the professional organizations Science Fiction Writers of America and Horror Writers Association. She was named honorable mention in L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Award, and received a 2008 Darrell Award for best short story by a Mid-South author. She is the winner of the 2009 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award for Imaginative Fiction for her story The Freak Museum, a post-apocalyptic tale that looks closely at perceptions and outward appearances and how they affect the way we see ourselves. Jackie Gamber was co-founder and Executive Editor of Meadowhawk Press, a speculative fiction publisher based in Memphis. One of their novels, Terminal Mind by David Walton, won the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award in 2009. Jackie also edited the award winning benefit anthology, Touched By Wonder. She has been a guest lecturer at Memphis Options High Schools, and is a speaker at writers’ conferences from Michigan to Florida. Jackie is also the visionary behind the MidSouthCon Writers’ Conference, helping writers connect since 2008.

GamberBookOne_RedheartCover   Jackie Gamber’s Redheart Book Synopsis: Enter the lands of Leland Province, where dragon and human societies have long dwelled side by side. Superstitions rise sharply, as a severe drought strips the land of its bounty, providing fertile ground for the darker ambitions of Fordon Blackclaw, Dragon Council Leader, who seeks to subdue humans or wipe them off the face of the land. As the shadow of danger creeps across Leland Province, a young dragon named Kallon Redheart, who has turned his back on dragons and humans alike, comes into an unexpected friendship. Riza Diantus is a young woman whose dreams can no longer be contained by the narrow confines of her village, and when she finds herself in peril, Kallon is the only one with the power to save her. Yet to do so means he must confront his past, and embrace a future he stopped believing in. A tale of friendship, courage, and ultimate destiny, Redheart invites readers to a wondrous journey through the Leland Dragon Series.


HDavidBlalockBW  About H. David Blalock: Born in San Antonio, Texas, David spent the majority of his formative years in Jacksonville, Florida. At the age of 16, his family moved to the Panama Canal Zone where David finished school and entered employment with the Department of Defense as a Powerhouse Electrician. Hiring into the FAA, he returned with his wife and two daughters to the States and settled briefly in Gulfport, MS. A few years later, he moved to Memphis, TN, as an Air Traffic Controller for the Memphis ARTCC. There he remained until his retirement. David’s writing has appeared in numerous anthologies, magazines, webzines, and writer’s sites. His work continues to appear on a regular basis through multiple publishing houses.

BlalockBookOne_AngelkillerCover  H, David Blalock’s Angelkiller Book Synopsis: Why do bad things happen to good people? Simple. In the ancient war between the Angels of Light and Darkness, the Dark won. Now it is the job of an undercover force simply known as The Army to rectify that. Using every tool available, The Army has worked to liberate our world from The Enemy for thousands of years, slowly and painfully lifting Mankind out of the dark. On the front of the great Conflict are the Angelkillers, veterans of the fight with centuries of experience. Jonah Mason is an Angelkiller, and his cell is targeted as part of plot to unseat a very powerful Minion of The Enemy. Mason and his troop are drawn into a battle that stretches from real-time to virtual reality and back. The Conflict is about to expand into cyberspace, and if Mason is unable to stop it, The Enemy will have gained dominion over yet another realm

Author Links:
Jackie Gamber
Twitter: @jackiegamber

H. David Blalock
Twitter:  @Hdavidblalock

Tour Schedule and Activities
9/8      SpecMusicMuse                                 Review
9/8      The Rage Circus Vs. The Soulless Void         Multi-Blogger Interview Part 1
9/8      Horror Tree                                        Guest Post (Blalock)
9/8      Elizabeth Delana Rosa ~Book Lover & Creator of Worlds~          
9/9      Jorie Loves a Story                            Guest Post (About Gamber)
9/9      I Smell Sheep                                     Interactive Thread with Jackie and Dave
9/9      Armand Rosamilia, Horror Author  Guest Post (Blalock)
9/10    The Southern Belle from Hell                       Art of the Angelkiller Triad (Blalock)
9/10    Bee's Knees Review                           Guest Post (Gamber)
9/10    Blog of Sheila Deeth                          Guest Post (Gamber)
9/10    The Official Writing Blog of Deedee Davies            Multi-Blogger Interview Part 2
9/10    Seers, Seraphs, Immortals & More  Jackie Gamber Interviews H. David Blalock
9/11    Seers, Seraphs, Immortals & More  H. David Blalock Interviews Jackie Gamber
9/11    Workaday Reads                               Guest Post (Gamber)
9/12    Vampires, Witches, & Me, Oh My ! Guest Post (Gamber)
9/12    Trip Through My Mind                     Multi-Blogger Interview Part 3
9/12    Beauty In Ruins                                  Guest Post (Blalock)
9/13    Jess Resides Here                               Review
9/14    Willow's Author Love                                   Guest Post (Blalock)
9/14    Fantastical Musings                           Multi-Blogger Interview Part 4
9/14    Jorie Loves a Story                            Guest Post (Gamber)

Amazon Links for Redheart, the First Book of Jackie Gamber’s Leland Dragon Series:

Amazon Links for Angelkiller, the First Book of H. David Blalock’s Angelkiller Triad:

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Virtual Tour Author: Bob Freeman Featured Book: Shadows Over Somerset

Virtual Tour Author: Bob Freeman Featured Book: Shadows Over Somerset

BobFreemanAbout Bob Freeman: Bob Freeman doesn’t just write and draw occult detectives, he’s also a card carrying paranormal adventurer who founded Nightstalkers of Indiana in 1983. A lifelong student of witchcraft, magic, and religion, Bob’s studies are reflected in his art, both as an author and illustrator. Bob lives in rural Indiana with his wife Kim and son Connor. He can be found online at  

Author Links: Website: 
Twitter: @OccultDetective

Shadows Over Somerset Book Synopsis: Michael Somers is brought to Cairnwood, an isolated manor in rural Indiana, to sit at the deathbed of a grandfather he never knew existed. He soon finds himself drawn into a strange and esoteric world filled with werewolves, vampires, witches… and a family curse that dates back to fourteenth century Scotland. In the sleepy little town of Somerset, an ancient evil awakens, hungering for blood and vengeance… and if Michael is to survive he must face his inner demons and embrace his family’s dark past. Shadows Over Somerset is the first Cairnwood Manor Novel.

My Thoughts: This was a fantastic read. I loved the old feel to this story and yet it was modern day Indiana. This was a a shorter read but the detail in this book was amazing. It had Vampires, Witches, werewolves, curses. It was a fast paced well written book, that had an old world horror feel. Thank goodness this is book one, I look forward to escaping back into this world and see what evils await.

My Rating: 4 out of 5

 Interior Pictures

  Tour Schedule and Activities 8/25 Jess Resides Here Interview 8/25 I Smell Sheep Interview 8/25 Beauty in Ruins Guest Post 8/25 Shells Interviews Guest Post 8/26 The Cabin Goddess Review 8/26 Kentucky Geek Girl Top Ten List 8/26 The Official Writing Blog of Deedee Davies Top Ten List 8/27 Stuart Conover's Author Page Interview 8/27 Blog of Sheila Deeth Post on Art 8/27 Deal Sharing Aunt Top Tens List 8/28 Horror Delve Top Tens List 8/28 SBM Book Obsession Guest Post 8/28 Armand Rosamilia, Horror Author Guest Post 8/28 Willow's Author Love Top Tens List 8/29 Bookishly Me Review 8/29 The Rage Circus Vs. The Soulless Void Interview 8/29 Azure Dwarf Guest Post 8/29 Vampires, Witches, and me, oh my Guest Post 8/30 Sapphyria's Book Reviews Top Tens List 8/30 Bee's Knees Reviews Review 8/30 A Haunted Head Interview 8/31 Horror Tree Guest Post 8/31 The Rage Circus Vs. The Soulless Void Review 8/31 Seers, Seraphs, Immortals and more! Interview

Amazon Links for Shadows Over Somerset:

  Kindle Version: 

  Print Version:

eBook being reviewed was provided for an honest review, and that no compensation was provided.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Crymsyn Hart: Death’s Dance Guest Post

I am please to welcome Crymsyn Hart as a guest today. She takes the time to talk about writing and her process. Welcome welcome. 

The Process

In a little over a month, I’m heading to a new writer’s convention in Louisville, KY called Imaginarium. Because I’m preparing to go I’ve had to order stock so I can (hopefully) sell my books. Along with the other swag that I have and a few other things I still have to get. However, the first of my books showed up yesterday all neatly stacked and smelling like heaven. It was like being in a bookstore and inhaling the sweet perfume of paper. Sadly, I have never seen my book on a shelf in a large bookstore, but I’ve come to terms with that these past many years.
However, that doesn’t break my excitement when I see my books in print. Let’s face it, I suspect that it’s every author’s dream or to get a publishing contact that will net the a million dollars. If only it were that easy.

Writing is not an easy job. It can suck the life out of you. It can leave you emotionally broken and half-crazy because of something your characters did and you didn’t know about at the time you plotted your novel. Writing can show you the twists and turns of your imagination that you never knew existed. And that’s all in the first page.

But writing is also a job.

I think some people forget that.

Once you finish the first draft you have to go back and edit, shredding the pages you poured your heart into. Then once you edit the book you have to find a publisher, agent, or self publish. If you go my route, the indie one, then you wait on being accepted, agonizing over if they will like the book. And then you get the rejection and are devastated. Don’t stop there. Move onto the next one and then you get the acceptance. Joy. Elation. You have been validated for all your long hard hours of working. The late nights staring at the blinking cursor on the unforgiving white screen have all been worth it. Next it goes to an editor and (assuming you get a good one) then you child comes back to you battered and bruised by red ink and comments off to the side. You cry and curse the editor because what do they know about your work. Nevertheless, you toil through the edits and realize that sometimes the editor is your friend and knows what they are doing, but it doesn’t mean that you don’t secretly hate them for touching your baby.

Once the edits are done and the book is polished, then it hits the markets. Then the dreaded, marketing (which I freely admit is not my strong point). What do you do then?

·         Blog.

·         Beg friends to buy the book.

·         Beg strangers to buy the book.

·         Beg friends and strangers to blog about the book.

·         Tweet constantly about it and all the links you can get the book.

·         Facebook the hell out of it in groups (basically again begging people to buy your book)

·         Pin the cover to Pinterest board

·         Beg some more strangers to buy your book.

·         Watch the Amazon ranking constantly to see if the book is selling.

·         Obsess on Goodreads to sees what reviews or stars have come in.

·         Update your website

·         Tell your waitress at your local breakfast stop you have a book out.

·         Tell everyone you know.

·         When that is all done you jump up and down at the royalties that come in because it’s official.

·         You’re a true published author.

Then you join convention to do some more marketing and meet some interesting people and make great connections and do some schmoozing to sell more books. All the while you are writing your next book hoping it will become a best seller.

Once that is done, the process begins all over again.

In this whole process I’m in several stages. Getting ready for a con. Editing a book to send to a publisher. Blogging to promote a book. Writing another book and courting another new publisher, hoping they want it.

So the process never really ends. It just depends on where you are.
Oh....yeah. I forgot.

Buy my
book. :-)

Death’s Dance Buy Links:
Amazon           Barnes & Noble          Kobo

To find out more about Crymsyn:

Twitter: @crymsynhart

About Crymsyn Hart:  Crymsyn Hart is a national bestselling author of over seventy paranormal romance and horror novels. Her experiences as a psychic have given her a lot of material to use in her books. She currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her hubby and her three dogs. If she’s not writing, she’s curled up with the dogs watching a good horror movie or off with friends.
To find out more about Crymsyn Hart, please visit her website at

Death’s Dance Book Synopsis:  Being a psychic, you would think talking to the dead was a walk in the park. However, it’s not always that simple. The hooded specter haunting me is one I’ve been dreaming about since I was a kid. One day, he appeared in my bedroom mirror. Good. Evil. I don’t know what his true intentions are.
Enter Jackson, ghost hunting show host extraordinaire, and my ex, to save me from the big bad ghost.
From there…well…it’s been a world wind of complications. My house burnt down. I’m being stalked by an ancient evil and gotten myself back into the world of being a ghost hunting psychic. Jackson dragged me, along with a few other psychics, to a ghost town wiped off the map called Death’s Dance.
From there things went from bad to worse.
Death's Dance is Book One of the Deathly Encounters Series

Author Links:

Tour Schedule and Activities
8/18    Jess Resides Here                                                       Interview
8/18    The Southern Belle from Hell                                               Top Ten
8/18    Beauty in Ruins                                                          Guest Post
8/19    Darkling Delights                                                       Guest Post
8/19    Deal Sharing Aunt                                                     Top Ten
8/19    Shells interviews                                                        Guest Post
8/20    Stuart Conover's Author Page                                 Interview
8/20    SpecMusicMuse                                                         Interview
8/20    Azure Dwarf                                                               Post on Artwork
8/21    Come Selahway with Me                                          Top Ten
8/21    Armand Rosamilia, Horror Author                          Guest Post
8/21                                            Review
8/21    Blog of Sheila Deeth                                                  Character Post
8/21    A Haunted Head                                                        Guest Post
8/21    The Official Writing Blog of Deedee Davies                        Top Ten
8/22    SBM Book Obsession                                                 Review
8/22    Bee's Knees Reviews                                                  Guest Post
8/22    Seers, Seraphs, Immortals & More                          Interview
8/23    Reading Away The Days                                            Review
8/23    Sapphyria's Book Reviews                                        Excerpt
8/23    Horror Tree                                                                Guest Post
8/24    Willow's Author Love                                                           Review
8/24    The Rage Circus Vs. The Soulless Void                     Review
8/24    Bookishly Me                                                             Review
8/24    LucyBlueCastle                                                           Guest Post

Amazon Links for Death’s Dance:

Death’s Dance Buy Links:
Amazon           Barnes & Noble          Kobo

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Blue Lights In A Jar by Brick Marlin

I had the pleasure of seeing Brick Marlin on some panels at Fandom Fest and this lead me to want to read his work. I am very lucky to be apart of another convention in Louisville, KY called Imaginarium that Brick will also be attending and I wanted to take the time to spotlight an author we are so lucky to have at Imaginarium. The first book I read by Marlin was Blue Lights in a Jar.

Synopsis: A villain called the Shepherd has lost one of his flock, a soul who he has collected and has stuffed in a jar, placing it in his room in Purgatory. A kind-hearted, plump fellow named Vergil is the flock’s only hope not only to escape the Shepherd, but to find the way to Heaven. Follow along as the world shifts into odd scenery of the afterlife where one encounters the dead – but not long forgotten.

Brick Marlin resides in Southern Indiana with his lovely wife, a dog, and a schizophrenic cat while monstrosities from his fiction have taken up residence inside his home throughout the the years, such as a six-foot alarm clock in the shape of a clown, or even servo bed bugs that love masking themselves as Tribbles and tickling him awake in the mornings. 

Brick is the author of nine books and over twenty-five short stories including a few published in anthologies. Please visit him at 

My Thoughts:
I had a feeling I would love this author and I did. Marlin is a intricate writer. He weaves a tale that is an amazing ride. This book was a fascinating take on what the afterlife is like. I was drawn in by the characters who are as detailed and rich as the plot itself. Vergil was so relatable. I found myself truly caring about what would be come of Vergil. The Shepherd was a good and creepy character. I liked that it was a story of good and evil but nothing is quite what you think or expect it to be. It is truly a case of, I think, there is so much more going on then anyone can imagine. Action Packed, Imaginative, Suspenseful and all around great read. Highly Recommend.  

My Rating:
4 out of 5

Where to Buy:

Check it out on Goodreads

Thursday, July 17, 2014

RJ Sullivan: Haunting Blue Blog Tour

RJ Sullivan: Haunting Blue Blog Tour

About RJ Sullivan:  Haunting Blue is the first book of the adventures of punk girl Fiona “Blue” Shaefer. This is the 2014 revised edition by Seventh Star Press. Seventh Star also released Haunting Obsession, a Rebecca Burton Novella, and Virtual Blue, the second book in Fiona’s tale. R.J.’s short stories have been featured in such acclaimed collections as Dark Faith: Invocations by Apex Books and Vampires Don’t Sparkle. His newest project is the Red Lotus series of science fiction novelettes.
R.J. resides in Heartland Crossing, Indiana. He drinks coffee from a Little Mermaid mug and is man enough to admit it.

Haunting Blue Book Synopsis: Punk, blue-haired “Blue” Shaefer, is at odds with her workaholic single mother. Raised as a city girl in a suburb of Indianapolis, Blue must abandon the life she knows when her unfeeling mother moves them to a dreadful small town. Blue befriends the only student willing to talk to her: computer nerd “Chip” Farren.
Chip knows the connection between the rickety pirate boat ride at the local amusement park and the missing money from an infamous bank heist the townspeople still talk about. When Blue helps him recover the treasure, they awaken a vengeful ghost who’ll stop at nothing--not even murder--to prevent them from exposing the truth behind his evil deeds.
Haunting Blue is Book One of the Adventures of Blue Shaefer

My thoughts:
I have already had the privilege of meeting Blue, and I still would love to hang out with this girl. This character is so intriguing. Sullivan has done a fantastic job of making a character that I would love to see continue in many more books. This book reviewed is Book one and I have already read book two. You can read my review: here. Sullivan is a great story teller and has done an amazing job in creating a ghost story.  This story had it all laughs, scary moments, and meaningful scenes.  Blue moves to a small town with her mom and discovers there is a lot more going on then she could have ever imagined. Legend tells of Gunther and along with pal Chip they discover more than ever dreamed of. I love the way Sullivan tells the story from Blue’s point of view and then from Gunther's in the past. This was a fantastic read.

My Rating:
4 ½ out of 5  

Interior art from the book.

Author Links:

Tour Schedule and Activitiesv
7/14                Jess Resides Here                                           Interview
7/14                Beauty in Ruins                                              Guest Post
7/14                fuonlyknew ~ Laura's ramblins and reviews  Top Tens List
7/15                Deal Sharing Aunt                                         Top Ten’s List
7/15                John F. Allen Writer                                      Character Post
7/15                Armand Rosamilia, Horror Author              Guest Post
7/16                The Rage Circus Vs. The Soulless Void         Review
7/16                SpecMusicMuse                                             Interview
7/16                Workaday Reads                                           Post on Artwork of Haunting Blue
7/16                I Smell Sheep                                                 Character Post
7/17                Bee's Knees Review                                       Review
7/17                Library Girl Reads & Reviews                                    Guest Post
7/17                Come Selahway With Me                             Guest Post
7/18                A Haunted Head                                            Author Interview
7/19                Nerd With A View                                         Top Tens Post
7/19                Coffintree Hill                                                Guest Post
7/20                Willow's Author Love                                               Review

Amazon Links for Haunting Blue:
Kindle Version:
Print Version:

eBook being reviewed was provided for an honest review, and that no compensation was provided.

Contact for tour:
Tomorrow Comes Media Contact:
Stephen Zimmer


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