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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Shadows of the Past by Carmen Stefanescu

Author bio:
            Carmen Stefanescu resides in Romania, the native country of the infamous vampire Count Dracula, but where, for about 50 years of communist dictatorship, just speaking about God, faith, reincarnation or paranormal phenomena could have led someone to great trouble - the psychiatric hospital if not to prison.
            Teacher of English and German in her native country and mother of two daughters, Carmen Stefanescu survived the grim years of oppression, by escaping in a parallel world, that of the books. 
She has dreamed all her life to become a writer, but many of the things she wrote during those years remained just drawer projects. The fall of the Ceausescu’s regime in 1989, and the opening of the country to the world meant a new beginning for her. She started publishing. Poems first, and then prose. Both in English.
Shadows of the Past, paranormal/light romance/light mystery/light horror was released at the end of 2012 by Wild Child publishing, USA.

                      Shadows of the Past

                      Carmen Stefanescu

Publisher: Wild Child Publishing

Genre: paranormal/light romance/light historical/light horror.
Anne's relationship with her boyfriend Neil has disintegrated. After a two-year separation, they pack for a week vacation in hopes of reconciling. But fate has other plans for them.

The discovery of a bejeweled cross and ancient human bones opens a door to a new and frightening world--one where the ghost of a medieval nun named Genevieve will not let Anne rest. This new world threatens not only to ruin Anne and Neil's vacation but to end all hopes of reconciliation as Anne feels compelled to help free Genevieve's soul from its torment.

Can Anne save her relationship and help Genevieve find her eternal rest?

A touching, compelling story of tragedy, loss and the power of endless love and good magic.

The twists and turns in this paranormal tale keep the reader guessing up to the end and weave themselves together into a quest to rekindle love.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Pitch Wars is Coming...well, it's here...sort of

Pitch Wars is more than a writing contest, it's more than a mentoring session (that lasts for weeks), it's more than a great way to connect with other writers, editors and agents. . . it's more than a. . . well, it's this is a WAR! A PITCH WAR.

And if the idea of getting your writing in front of agents and editors appeals to you, then you should pop over to Brenda Drake's blog and read all about it...

PITCH WARS really begins August 17th but the list of mentors is already posted and you should be researching the mentors, making a list and checking it twice and by all means you should be polishing those pitches!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Lisa Schroeder and April Henry Event at Clackamas B&N 8.6 @7

Just wanted to let you know that April Henry and Lisa Schroeder are doing a panel and signing this coming Thursday with YA author Kris Dinnison, who is coming in from out of town to join us with her debut novel. The panel will be moderated by Sara who runs the well-known blog, Novel Novice. Here's a little bit about their books:

April Henry: BLOOD WILL TELL (Henry Holt) - the second book in the Point Last Seen series, about a group of teens who volunteer with Portland Search and Rescue. The first book in the series, BODY IN THE WOODS, was an Oregon Book Award winner!

Lisa Schroeder: ALL WE HAVE IS NOW (Scholastic) - about two runaway teens on the streets of Portland and their last 28 hours before an asteroid is due to hit the United States.

Kris Dinnison: YOU AND ME AND HIM (Harcourt) - Maggie and Nash, her out-of-closet best friend, discover they have something unexpected in common -- feelings for the same guy.

Once again, the event will be at the Clackamas B&N August 6th, 7:00. 

Thanks and please spread the word if you know of any teens who might like to come!


Sunday, August 2, 2015

A Journey Home by Angela Scavone

Stephanie Tyler’s sole job is to fly overseas to war torn areas of the world to retrieve and escort the bodies of fallen soldiers back home to the United States. It is a tough and emotional job but she is honored for the privilege. Her duty also helps her to escape her past and her failed marriage.                                                               
 But those flights have become increasingly more dangerous and she is forced to have a partner accompany her. Much to Stephanie’s surprise and dismay, she is partnered up with her ex-husband, Captain “D.A.” Douglas Aston.             
 From the moment Captain D.A. enters the scene, he irritates her. It could have something to do with the fact he slept with her best friend while they were married. As they go on several missions together, Stephanie is forced to be courteous and professional with D.A. even though the very sight of him irritates her beyond comprehension. 
Then, Stephanie’s cheating, husband stealing, ex-best friend is killed in Afghanistan and Stephanie and D.A. must escort her body home. While executing this difficult duty, a myriad of conflicting emotions makes Stephanie ponder how short life really is . . . and to question her own ability to forgive. 


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