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Early Release! Unlit Star by Lindy Zart

Unlit Star

by Lindy Zart

 

 

Blurb:

Rivers Young was the popular guy untouchable by reality. He was like a star—bright, consuming, otherworldly. The thing about stars, though, is that they eventually fall, and Rivers Young was no different.

He fell far and he fell hard.

Delilah Bana was the outcast enshrouded in all of life’s ironies. Alone, in the d…ark, like dusk as it falls on the world. When Rivers fell from the sky, she was the night that caught him. In the darkness, they found one another. Together they melded into something beautiful that shone like the sun.

Only, the greater the star is, the shorter its lifespan.

 

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Excerpt:

“You could always come work at the flower shop with me. I’m sure your flower arrangements would be extraordinary.”

“You’re really not as funny as you think you are, you know that?”

“I’m funnier,” I say, poking his stomach. A tiny light blinks above his shoulder and I grab his arms and whirl him around. “Look! It’s a lightning bug.” I bounce on the balls of my feet.

He looks over his shoulder at me. “You act like you’ve never seen one before.”

“I love lightning bugs,” I breathe. “I used to spend hours every summer catching and releasing them.”

“Like a true fisherman of bugs.”

I squint my eyes at him. “Come on—let’s catch some.” Without waiting for his answer, I skip forward, turning in a circle as I catch blips of glowing orbs in that magical time between partial dark and full. I spy one in the grass by my feet and reach a hand down, holding still as the bug lands on my fingers. “Go on, little buggy, go home before the storm comes.” It flies away, lighting up as it goes, and I smile as I straighten.

His breath tickles the side of my neck as he says, “You are the sweetest version of quirky I have ever had the pleasure of seeing in motion.”

I laugh softly. “Thank you. Glad you got to see me in action.”

He wraps his arms around my midsection and rests his chin on my shoulder. “Don’t ever change.”

“I do what I want,” I say, just to say it.

Rivers’ hold tightens. “That’s the exact thing I don’t want to ever change about you.”

 

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Safe in the Pirate’s Arms by Stephanie Payne Hurt

New Release from Stephanie Payne Hurt!

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Synopsis

 Her breath caught in her throat as the white sails came into view. She watched The Lady sail into port grandly. Although it was a known Pirate ship she couldn’t help but admire it.
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He wanted to see her again. He’d only caught site of her quickly on the docks. Who was she? She’d been like a breath of fresh air.
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Their fates were entwined. Although he was deemed a pirate by most, those that knew him were aware of the truth.

He would protect her

With his life.
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Their lives were changed forever the moment she stowed away on his ship.

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About the Author

Stephanie3Stephanie Payne Hurt has been writing stories since she was a teenager. She writes romance ranging from contemporary, historical, paranormal and christian. Along with writing she’s an accountant, Children’s Minister, wife and mother to a teenage son. She lives with her family in Georgia. She loves to hear from her fans.

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Indie Bookfest 2014 Recap

I must confess…

I didn’t take many pictures.

For once, I chose to live in the moment. This is odd for me. I’m usually the one behind the camera, or phone, whichever is handiest.

My amazing husband picked up the slack for me. He, at random moments, snapped pictures, mostly at the most inopportune times, like when I’m making one of those ‘oh my God erase that’ faces. I think he does it on purpose, but he’ll never admit it. Between him and the bestest, Candace, I have pictures to go along with my post!

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Indie Bookfest was my second signing alongside a room full of authors, so to say that the ‘signing’ world is new to me would be a moot point. I’m still finding my comfort zone around new people, although meeting me, you’d probably never know that. I try really hard to just let it all go with the forceful reminder that they’re people too – and just like me, they too, might have the same sort of anxieties. I force myself out of my comfort zone, (mentally) hook my arm through Candace’s, and together, we brave the nerves, and wander by tables to chat with the other authors.

And ya know what?

We meet really cool people that way! This go ’round, Candace got to meet Chanda Hahn, who is one of her favorite authors! Chanda Hahn is cool peeps, if you get the chance to meet her…do it!

And now I’m getting ahead of myself…’cause that was day two, and I haven’t even told you about day one yet! *face-palm*

Okay, so before the event Peggy Sue Martinez came up with the idea to do a segment during the first day call Author Speed Dating. To say I had a moment of panic would be putting it mildly. I literally felt sick about it up until the morning of the first day of the event. When Peggy explained that we’d split up into groups at a table I almost melted on the floor in relief. Still anxious of the outcome, I put my imaginary armor on and stiffened my spine. It was only going to be an hour long – I could do that…right?

I’m not sure who drug their feet harder about it, me or Candace…we both don’t do well in those types of situations. Again, I (mentally) hooked my arm through Candace’s and we grabbed a table. Next thing I know, we were joined by Kristina Circelli, Juli Valenti and Ben Hale.

All was right in the world again.

At each five minute mark a new set of faces, readers, bloggers and aspiring authors, joined us at our table and the hour flew by.  I am, however, a little hearing impaired in my right ear now as Ben Hale’s voice is equivalent to a Bull Horn. SWITCH! Yep, Ben was the announcer of time until Peggy got her hands on a microphone. Thank you to whomever provided that to her! He he he…Just kidding, Ben – but seriously, for such a ‘quiet’ guy you can pretty loud. *snickers* Ben’s great, and an awesome table mate to keep the conversation flowing. He’s genuinely interested in learning about people, authors and readers alike. Ben has 7 books out and the best part is, ANYONE can pick them up and read them. From 7 to 700 (okay, that’s a little exaggerated, and a lot of 7’s, but you get what I mean). Ben plans on spanning out his time line of his books to cover 50,000 years. What?!?! Check out Ben Hale here.

Kristina Circelli, was the perfectly poised, wide eyed girl with a quick smile and boy is she carving a path for herself! A book in each genre is her goal, and she’s kicking some serious arse in doing it! I loved when she said “I have several books out – all different genres. My goal is to write a novel in each.”  Not only does Kristina write, but she edits too! That’s a lot of talent packed into one awesome person. Check out Kristina here!

Juli Valenti, with her hands going as she talked, provided the energy of our table. Between Juli and me, Ben got no slack – our table got jokes. But seriously, Juli for all her humor and quick com-backs writes some rip-your heart out books. She brings the ‘feels’ to her novels and smiles when she tells you ‘I write books that will make you cry’ – okay, so I’m adding my words to what she really said. Check out Juli here!

Candace, my partner in crime, well not really crime we can’t go to jail! We have books to write! Anyway….there aren’t enough adjectives for me to describe my bestest. So I’ll just use one…awesometastic! *BOOM* Mind blown right? I know! Candace has swept into the Paranormal genre, and she’s flourishing there. Building worlds is her calling – like seriously. I don’t know how she delves so deep into the worlds she’s created, but her imagination is boundless. I’m awed when I get to be the one who see’s it all first.  Check out Candace here!

 

And what kind of signing isn’t complete without an after party?

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Yep, 50’s themed, with Swing Dance lessons and everything. I left that to the people who don’t have two left feet. And like most 50’s parties, there always has to be that one rebel that smuggles alcohol in…yep we were ‘that’ group. With spiked drinks, we sat around the table cracking jokes with Heather Allen Casse NaRome, Rochelle Paige and Jacqueline Pynaert. This is what I know how to do. A small group of people, being a smart-ass and connecting to people who can zing ‘em out on the fly.

The point to all of this is…I met some really awesome people and had a good time in the process.

Keep the rum silent, my friends!

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In Between Season ~ Release Day Blitz

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Show n’ot Tell Publishing Presents:

NEW ADULT POST – APOCALYPTIC ROMANCE SERIES

In 2021 the world as we know it changed. The government collapsed, and the worst characteristics of human nature were shown as the world fell into ruins. Years after The Fall, the Tribes that were established are still at war. They still fight to keep what they pillaged, and most of all, they fight to keep their lies a secret. In a world filled with deception, nothing is as it seems.

I was born into this world.

Hunter Marks was molded into this world; a General— a person cold and harsh. A person meant to kill me.

We were told to just believe.

We were taught to never question.

We’re supposed to be robots, and accept our roles in this altered society.

Too bad Hunter and I don’t follow the rules.

And we’re a hell of a lot stronger than they ever thought possible.

They’ve been searching for the world’s deadliest weapon.

It’s me.

And I’m not following the leader any more.

ExcerptI would have given him everything.

I would have melded every part of me into him.

My breath caught in my throat.

I already had.

Love hadn’t existed in this world. Only hate, deceit and lies, but by letting him in I’d let all of that crumble. By letting me in he’d done the same, and now we were engaged in an even deadlier game than before.

We weren’t enemies as we had been born to be.

We weren’t friends as we had come to be.

Then what were we? I let my hands run through my hair as I clasped my eyes shut even tighter.

We were cursed.

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Cassandra doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t writing. In fact, the first time she was published was when she was seven years old and won a contest to be published in an American Girl Doll novel. Since then Cassandra has written more novels than she can count and put just as many in the circular bin. Her personal goal with her writing is to show the reader the character’s stories through their dialogue and actions instead of just telling the reader what is happening. Besides being a writer, Cassandra is a professional photographer known for her automotive, nature and architectural shots. She is happily married to the man of her dreams and they live in the rolling hills of New England their dogs, Bubski and Kanga.

Cassandra Giovanni is published by Show n’ot Tell Publishing based out of Connecticut, USA.

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“Safe In the Pirate’s Arms” Cover Reveal

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Check out Stephanie Hurt’s cover reveal!

Originally posted on Stephanie Hurt - Author/Accountant/Children's Minister:

I know I say this all the time, but it’s true. I have the best cover designer. I’ve been working on a new and exciting sub genre in romance, the Pirate Romance. It’s been such a eye opening experience and now we have a visual to go with the snippets I’ve posted. SO here goes:

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Just looking at it makes me excited. The characters in this book are both challenged in many ways and the sparks that fly will make you just giggle. Well they made me giggle. 

The book will be coming out really soon. As I will be on vacation starting Saturday, I plan on finishing the last of this one as I sit on the beach watching the waves. What more inspiration for a Pirate Romance do you need then to have your toes in the sand and the waves coming in.

As always, good writing and…

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