My Interview With Angie Blake — Mystery and Suspense Author

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This week’s Interview is with an Author who haunts the Mystery and Suspense Genre with several releases dedicated to death and the supernatural.  here’s her Amazon Bio ~~~~

Angie Blake, born in Pocatello, Idaho over 51 years ago was born to a family of four children, two boys and two girls. Angie has had an affair with writing since she was twelve years old. First, writing poetry and then writing short stories. Now in the decade of high tech and self-publishing as you can see Angie has written almost a dozen stories. All available on Amazon for you to read. Angie’s only been self-publishing stories for almost two years now and it has been a wonderful experience that she hopes she will always be a part of.

Aside from writing, Angie loves to spend time with her family. She’s a happily married mother with three children and two grandchildren. Both of her daughters inherited the talent for story telling and she’s hoping that one of these days, we may read their writings up here on Amazon as well.

She loves reading, writing, camping, fishing, hiking, photography and to visit old light houses during the summer time. She loves looking through the telescope and gazing at the stars.

Now, keep reading for my interesting conversation with Angie!!!

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You seem to have gotten the writing bug early in life (unlike me). What was it that prompted you to become an author?

Writing is something I’ve enjoyed doing all my life. I didn’t really dream about doing anything else, except maybe traveling. I love creating towns, characters and stories. I love using real life fears to scare people and building suspense. My mother always told me if I loved doing it then there was no reason not to. So, I became an author.

You’ve written a mystery and a horror book. Which genre do you feel most comfortable in and what’s next on your agenda in 2015?

I love the suspense genre and, for 2015, I’m writing a series of books written for my new characters – Jack Steele and John Carity. First, read Murder at Cup O’ Jo’s and then, Something in the Woods to meet both of those characters. They will be in other books later on this year.

You live in Salem, Oregon. Do you have any covens there? 🙂 

Funny you should ask that. I did some family research and found out Sarah Goodie is an ancestor of mine. She was one of the women burned at the stake for suspicions of using witchcraft. I just thought I might add that in there.

Describe your writing process and any weird things you do while you’re doing it?

It takes me a long time to write a story. I think it straight through from beginning to end. The characters, the twist and turns all get written down on paper. Then I go through and put everything down on paper, and edit. And re-edit.

I don’t know if there are weird things or not. I have a ton of clicker pens that I keep around my computer for when I get writer’s block. I will sit there and click them while I’m trying to get over the hurdle of whatever it is that’s bothering me about the story. Or toss them in the air, roll them around on my fingers, chew on the ends of them while in deep thought and frustration.

Or when I get really stuck, I will do chores in the house. (usually bigger projects than normal) and my kids will ask me “What’s the matter, Mom? You have writer’s block?” Funny how it is they always know.

What do you like best about being an author?

The good reviews and recognition of the accomplishments I’ve made. I love creating and that’s what I find most enjoyable.

Do you find inventing a hero or a villain more entertaining as you write?

Yes. I love the villains. I love creating bad guys, like in “It’s Showtime.” I love Michael. He’s lovable, entertaining, and a fun character all the way around.

Last Question. You open a novel in a mom-and-pop bookstore and a Genie appears. He gives you the option of having a bestselling book at the expense of two celebrity deaths. Who would you pick and why?

Justin Beiber~for obvious reasons, and Kyra Sedgwick~I don’t know why, but I don’t like that girl.

Read on to discover three of the novels in Angie’s Library.

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Murder at Joes MURDER AT CUP O’ JO’S

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SYNOPSIS — When Mabel, the waitress, gets framed for murder Jack takes the law into his own hands and risks everything to prove her innocent, including, his life. He stumbles onto a group of thugs and soon discovers that Mabel isn’t as sweet and innocent as she seems, but could she actually commit a murder?
This is the book that you need to read first. It introduces Jack Steele who will be a part of many stories to come. It is a must read to continue the story!

RANDOM REVIEW — Good To The Last Drop! February 22, 2015 By Roger Schick Format:Paperback FIVE STARS

Jack Steel, a writer embroiled in a murder investigation to vindicate a friend accused of the deadly crime. Along with his friend Billy, the two of them discover how dangerous it is to take matters into their own hands. On a fast paced adventure, Blake takes the reader on a mystery romp that will satisfy! I discovered that I had an unbeknownst smile on my face with the surprise and truly touching ending. This is the second book from this author I’ve read, her skills to invite the reader into the lives of these characters and make you want to move in next door is a real gift. I recommend!

BUY LINK — http://www.amazon.com/Murder-at-Cup-o-Jos-ebook/dp/B00QKZXDYE/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424979297&sr=1-1&keywords=angie+blake

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THE EVIL ONES evil ones

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SYNOPSIS —  The Evil Ones is not just another haunted house story. This is the story of Elisabeth McBride with all the suspense, paranormal and horror that you can sink your teeth into. This is the story of good vs. evil. A little girl that was never given the feelings of love and evil entities that were never laid to rest. Five paranormal investigators risk their lives to investigate the hauntings of the McBride Estate. Will they all come out alive or will they be sucked into the evilness of the McBride Plantation. Read the story of The Evil Ones….you won’t be able to put it down!

RANDOM REVIEW — Perfect for Halloween! October 29, 2014 By Barbara Underwood Format:Paperback 4 STARS

At Halloween, or any other time you’re in the mood for a wicked horror story, don’t go past “The Evil Ones”. It has all the ingredients of a solid haunted mansion experience, and then some. It starts with a group of young people who do paranormal investigations, and are thrilled to take on the challenge of an infamous haunted mansion in the South. The story could have stayed with these basic characters, but the author skilfully develops each individual as events begin to take place, so that they are no longer two-dimensional, but real people with depth. It seems that each person in the group has some deeper trouble, and some of it connected to the haunting and paranormal events in the mansion. This makes for a close-knit story with better-than-average characters, including ones doing the haunting! Needless to say, as things progress, there are some frightening scenes with blood and gore, as well as a deadly black cat that is not what it seems… In fact, no one is who they seem at first, and the story takes a few unexpected turns, all of which makes this a fast-paced read that you can’t put down. Read it this Halloween!

BUY LINK — http://www.amazon.com/Evil-Ones-Angie-Blake-ebook/dp/B00NIB9QUS/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424979297&sr=1-11&keywords=angie+blake

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SOMETHING’S IN THE WOODS

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SYNOPSIS — Belmont, Washington is a small town where Johnny has lived all his life. He knew the people there, but there was something different about Belmont now. He couldn’t put his finger on it, but something was wrong.

It was like a dark cloud drifted over the town one day and stayed there, hovering, causing problems everywhere he looked. Then, strange deaths began to happen. They weren’t your normal every day serial killer types of murders. They were horrifying ones that haunted a person’s conscious every day.

Johnny, an ex-detective from the Belmont detective agency was the perfect person to investigate the cases. Well, at least he thought so. He’d been in it since day one. From the first disappearance of a young man in Belmont, to the next one . . . and the next one . . . and the next one. He’d been there for them all. The only problem with the cases . . . no one was talking. Not the citizens, not the police and certainly not the families of the people who’d been murdered.

Why was everyone keeping the murders such a secret? Why was he hitting a wall with every step he took? What in the world haunted the town of Belmont, Washington and scared the citizens so bad no one was willing to say a word?

RANDOM REVIEW — A scary mystery. November 11, 2014 By K Shaper Format:Kindle Edition FIVE STARS

Definitely an interesting read. From the beginning to the end, the plot moves you and keeps you guessing. I was thinking this might be a horror story, but in reality it’s a mystery horror type story. Something is in the woods and Johnny’s found himself in the middle of a terrifying mystery. Strange things have been going on around town over the years, and no one is really talking. But Johnny starts to put the pieces together and faces life and death as he unravels the terror of the town.

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BUY LINKhttp://www.amazon.com/Somethings-Woods-Angie-Blake-ebook/dp/B00P3BWELY/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424979297&sr=1-9&keywords=angie+blake

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VARIOUS LINKS

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/angiesbooknook

Twitter https://twitter.com/AngelaB87334297

Blog: The Duck’s Bill https://angieblake.wordpress.com/

Website: http://angieblake.wix.com/angieslibrary

Buy Links: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00EIQU3EU

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Erotica Lovers, Watch Out. Jay Gaudette’s Here To Please.

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I had the good fortune to meet Jay a few weeks ago. He’s definitely a man with a plan, and that’s to stake his claim to the world of Erotica. He’s also one of the 17 authors to be spotlighted in the Facebook Event ‘Damn, That’s Hot Erotica’ on March 19th!!!

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Here’s his Amazon Bio~~

I, Jay Gaudette, am an avatar, modern rake, an enigma, a consumer of wonderful things, and just about the nicest guy you’ll ever meet. Really. I’m serious.

Here’s the deal, Jay Gaudette is a pen name for my erotic literature. Why? Well, I am already a published non-fiction author and I thought it would be better to keep the two endeavors separate. Besides, being a fictional being is liberating. Not only can I be the author of these stores, but, in a few instances, I can be an actor in them as well. That’s kind of fun.

I am fortunate that I have been able to retire early and enjoy a lifestyle that allows me to travel extensively. It’s been a wonderful experience, but I have had a lot of downtime that needed to be filled, and my non-fiction works are kind of on autopilot. What to do? I gave writing fiction a shot. At first, the erotic elements weren’t there, but over time they started to slip in. So I went with it and erotica became the format that I enjoyed the most.

Now, prepare for my interview with Mr. Gaudette~~~~

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Hello, Jay!  Thanks for dropping by my man cave. Make yourself comfortable and get ready for my first question. While The Unconventional Affair Book One is the usual Erotica concept – woman lusts over man, gets laid, goes into relationship – the sex wasn’t crucial to the book as most are. Describe your process in writing Erotica, especially in the creation of the person’s/couple’s dynamic.

Thanks for saying that about the sex scenes not being crucial to the story. I have, in fact, thought about editing them to a more romance story format. Perhaps I will.

I include the sex scenes for several reasons. In the case of when Doug and Carol go back to his suite after the banquet, there each have a different result. Remember, in the early chapters I establish that they both had given up on love. For Carol, it is the realization that a relationship with a man, including sex, can be the exciting and meaningful thing that she always thought it could be, but never had with her ex-husband and her past lovers. For Doug, it was him breaking free from the constructs of his life as it was, confined by his duty to his company and his life as he formed it. As the chapter name says, it was their moment of liberation. As for the other sex scenes, none are arbitrary. They each reflect some aspect about relationships that I believe about the subject, especially the need for genuine compatibility.

In the Unconventional Affairs trilogy, each book is about a different kind of love. In The Unconventional Affair, it’s about a love that is overcoming. In Tangier, it is about a love that is empowering. Tough Cookie is about sacrificial love.

Another reason for the sex scenes is that sex is fun … or should be.

What’s been the most frustrating thing about being an author?

A little background—I’m a retired business development strategist, trainer and sales guy. During my career I have written literally thousands of pages of procedures, marketing material, scripts and whatever; some of it published. I’m also a writer of non-fiction travel-based memoirs that have sold pretty well. The Unconventional Affair was my first attempt at fiction. So, let me separate non-fiction from fiction because  they are different.

I have been as conscientious as I could to be consistent and competent. And when I needed some kind of information to improve what I was doing, I, of course, turned to the internet for help. Low and behold, just like so many other fields, the inconsistency of the information has been staggering. One person says the sun rises in the East, the next the West, and a few even say it doesn’t come up at all. That has frustrated me the most. And when it comes to promotion, it’s the people that say categorically that you must do something a certain way, well, that just raises my hackles.

One of the somewhat weird life lessons that I have learned is that the only universal truth is mathematics; everything else is a perspective or opinion. And this fiction literary world is certainly full of those two things.

Take marketing and promotion, for instance. Where are the numbers that doing such-and-such produces X results? They don’t exist. It’s all just opinions.

Erotica is considered the red-headed stepchild of the literary community. Mainstream authors sneer at the genre and most Facebook groups ban any kind of Erotica posts. Does that bother you and, if so, why???

Hey! Watch it with the ‘red head’ comment! Monica Kessel, one the main characters of the trilogy is a red head, and I think she’s terrific! The reason that it’s still underground is that it is salacious, especially in the west. And that enduring opinion drips over our cultural norms. Maybe the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon will put a dent in that. I don’t know. I can tell you a funny story about it though. One time I spent a few days in a hotel that had porn movies available on their cable system for a fee. I asked the desk clerk when the purchase of the movies peaked–what kinds of people bought them. He told me it was whenever they had a large group of guests that were preachers and church goers. 

Erotica is still something enjoyed in the dark corners of someone’s life. It’s still taboo. The one thing I do know is that it’s tough to find readers. It is what it is.

We’ve talked about the frustrations of writing. What about the opposite? What excites you the most about what you’re doing?

I love my characters. I absolutely love bringing these people to life. One of the odd things about my writing is that I am also a huge fan of what I create. I still reread my novels and short stories, and even though I know every word and action that is going to happen, I still enjoy watching them interact with their universe. Perhaps that is why, even in with the uphill battle to find readers to share them with, I still write. I just never know what they’re going to do next. And that’s exciting to me.

I don’t pre-plan my writing with outlines and point sheets. I write. Sometimes it goes nowhere, and I know that my writing could perhaps be more polished and refined if I did do those things. But to me, it’s exhilarating to just go along for the ride with my imagination and see what they do next.

Last Question. If you weren’t writing, what hobby or time-filler would you be doing now?

I have a whopper of an answer to that. My wife are very active, long-range, live-aboard, cruising boaters. We have a 45 foot long diesel powered trawler, and we’ve logged just shy of 10,000 miles in the last three years. We’ve been all over the eastern seaboard, the Great Lakes, the Mississippi, Gulf of Mexico, and our boat is currently in Jacksonville, Florida awaiting our return. We spend about nine months out of every year on her, and it is my greatest joy. My writing grew out from that. I write a popular blog about the boating lifestyle, and I started writing fiction because when you live on a boat there’s a lot of downtime waiting out poor weather conditions. I wrote to pass the time.

Thanks for a great Interview, Jay !!  Now let’s take a look at some of his carnal offerings.

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The Unconventional Affair: Part One

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Synopsis — Carol and Doug are executives who meet during a glamorous and prestigious convention in Las Vegas. There’s an instant erotic attraction between them that soon blossoms into a profound love. But their pasts catch up with them, ripping them apart too soon. The Unconventional Affair, Part 1 of the Unconventional Affairs Trilogy, is their story of love, lust, and victory.

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The Mouse and the Lion — Erotica Style. February 20, 2015 By J.D.Tucker Format:Kindle Edition

This is my first experience with Mr. Gaudette and I was pleasantly surprised by this saucy little tale of a perfect romance between imperfect people. Carol Wehrli is a mousy, recently-divorced, loser in love who finds the man of her dreams — the trouble is, he’s the epitome of an awesome guy and unattainable in her eyes. Doug Palmer, her love interest, is a driven business with no time for relationships — until now.

When the two finally get to know each other at a business convention, the sparks and clothing fly in a very realistic scene that will have you smiling and panting. Mix in a sexual encounter with the couple’s best friends, a little drama with the ex-husband and a vengeful dominatrix, and several hot sex scenes, and this book’s a keeper. FIVE STARS. Book Two of the trilogy is next on my Erotica list!!!!

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BUY LINK — http://www.amazon.com/Unconventional-Affair-Part-Affairs-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00JA7NO48/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424838123&sr=1-4&keywords=jay+gaudette

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The Unconventional Affair: Part 2

SYNOPSIS — Monica, the young assistant to Carol and Doug Palmer, gets to go the big convention in Las Vegas. There she meets mysterious Gabe, who captures her heart. But their new love is threatened by an angry bitter woman bent on not only destroying them, but everything that the Palmers have built. But their love wins out and they are launched into a new life of love and raw x-rated passion.

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BUY LINK — http://www.amazon.com/Tangier-Part-Unconventional-Affairs-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00M8PTSWQ/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424838584&sr=1-10&keywords=jay+gaudette

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THE PORN STAR PARTY – PART 1 & 2

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SYNOPSES — Lee Kipling is a friend of Jay Gaudette, and he was invited to a big time, hard-core porn star party. Read about experiences so hot and passionate it had to be put into two books.

BUY LINKS — Book one — http://www.amazon.com/Porn-Star-Party-Gaudettes-Friends-ebook/dp/B00S9ZY3BK/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424838492&sr=1-7&keywords=jay+gaudette

Book Two — http://www.amazon.com/Porn-Star-Party-Gaudettes-Friends-ebook/dp/B00S9ZY3CE/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424838541&sr=1-3&keywords=jay+gaudette

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Live From Saltwater Sally’s: The United States Sex League Roleplay Finals

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Synopsis — Join Chip Schumacher and the rest of the United States Sex League broadcasting crew as they cover the USSL Roleplay final competition live from Saltwater Sally’s in Panama City Beach, Florida. It’s a rigid competition

BUY LINK — http://www.amazon.com/Live-Saltwater-Sallys-United-Roleplay-ebook/dp/B00S9TT6W2/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424837856&sr=1-1&keywords=jay+gaudette

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VARIOUS LINKS TO LIKE/JOIN/FOLLOW

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Amazon Author Page – http://www.amazon.com/Jay-Gaudette/e/B00NDD7612/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_7?qid=1424812654&sr=1-7

Twitter @jaygaudette123

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/jay.gaudette.10?fref=ts

Blog — http://jaygaudette.blogspot.com/

Pinterest — https://www.pinterest.com/jaygaudette10/erotic-literature-by-jay-gaudette/

An Interview With Multi-Genre Revelation — Helana Kline

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I’ve known Helana for a few months and she’s a wonderful persona as well as being a sensational author. From steamy romances (Through Becky’s Eyes) to spooky thrillers (The Haunting of the Hockomock Swamp), she’s an up-and-coming author with a talent for taking her readers to places they’ll thoroughly enjoy.

Here’s her Amazon Bio~~~~  Before becoming a full-time writer H.E. Kline specialized in transcribing expert medical and scientific testimony. Kline is a Registered Professional Reporter, Registered Merit Reporter, and Certified Real time Reporter currently registered with the National Court Reporters Association. H.E. Kline creatively intertwines nonfiction into imaginary contemporary romance, mystery, science fiction, and horror in a concerted effort to give a “voice” to those whose voice may have been forgotten or lost in translation. Emanating from Boston, Massachusetts, her stories incorporate a keen emphasis on local culture, mythical ghostly folklore, and urban legends.

Now, on to the Interview . . .

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Hi Helana!  Thanks for dropping by. Take a seat, get comfortable and prepare yourself for my first query. How long have you been writing and what prompted you to become an actual published author?

I’ve been writing since I was about seven. Every teacher and professor I ever had tried to persuade me to continue writing, but I was intent on a different path. I spent 27 years concentrating on becoming one of the country’s best real time court reporters until one day I got seriously injured in federal court. After having every tendon in my wrists, hands, and fingers operated on and barely surviving my last operation, in splints and casts I began to write like I never wrote before.

You’ve written a Mystery, a Horror book, and an entry into the Lite Erotica genre. Which genre do you feel most comfortable in and what’s next on your agenda in 2015?

I am a paranormal writer. I am not sure there’s any one specific genre that I am most comfortable limiting myself to. I like to push myself to write on topics that are uncomfortable and outside of my “comfort zone.” However, that being said, I am a huge horror fan at heart. I also enjoy writing children’s stores that are unique, warm, and fuzzy.

2015 will be a diverse year as I am intending on publishing Through Becky’s Eyes – We Are So Much More, the second book in my erotic legal crime thriller series, as well as a book about domestic abuse, which I am currently writing, and I am also working with an illustrator on a children’s book series as well.

Describe your writing process and any weird things you do while you’re doing it?

I know it sounds strange but all of my books completely write themselves in my mind before I even open the Word document. The entire story with its unique cast of characters are all written before I even type a word, everything but the ending which always seems to come to me at the very last moment in time.

Tell us how your job contributed to any/all of your novels?

America seems to have become obsessed in recent years with court cases. There’s Judge Judy and The People’s Court, and on and on and on almost ad infinitum; these shows monopolize prime time television all day long with ridiculous, stupid cases of no real import.

As a Federal Official Court Reporter I often thought: Imagine a novel involving the kinds of important cases that are tried every day on the federal bench across the country, cases involving: murder, racketeering, molestation, pedophilia, identity fraud, politicians taking bribes, genocides, cops stealing evidence from sealed evidence rooms and selling the drugs on the streets, judges dismissing prostitution charges in exchange for “sexual favors”.…

“Becky” actually came about, however, in my quest to tell a story that has never been told: the story of all of the victims on the other end of the plea deals and cooperation agreements that prosecutors have to engage in in order to nail the big wigs. First, these people are victimized by tragic crime; then, by the very system set up to protect them and offer retribution.

Can you imagine if someone you loved was murdered and the murderer admitted to it in open court, entered a guilty plea, and you watched them leave a free man because they made “a deal” with a prosecutor in exchange for critical testimony in a different, upcoming case? I watched these people cry and scream for many years, and I had to find some kind of meaningful way to tell their stories.

What’s the best and worst part about being an author?

The best part is when people private message me on Facebook and say: I just read “Becky” or “Hockomock” or “Immolation” and I loved it and would like to be friends on Facebook. The worst part is the time it takes to effectively promote each book. It’s extremely time-consuming and repetitive and monotonous and is difficult at times as I am still in a cast.

Every author has a character that’s their doppleganger. Who’s yours and why?

I think because I am a paranormal writer I have many “dopplegangers.” That being said, those stories I wrote as a kid following a handsome Indian with jet-black eyes who would metamorphosize at a whim into the woods culminated in “The Haunting of The Hockomock Swamp.” However, all of my books have “dopplegangers” as somehow spirits are speaking through me and demanding that their stories be told.

Last question and a fun one. You’re given the opportunity to have lunch/dinner with a famous celebrity. Who is it and what’s on the menu?

That’s easy … Johnny Depp, and we are discussing how excited he is to play the Wampanoag Indian Sachem: “Metacom” in his production of “The Haunting of The Hockomock Swamp.”

Thanks for a wonderful interview, Helana!!  Now, take a look at four of her novels, check them out, and help support an indie author.

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SYNOPSISWritten by a Former Federal Official Court Reporter for the District of Massachusetts, Through Becky’s Eyes takes you into the United States Attorney’s Office behind “closed doors” into the plea deals and cooperation agreements prosecutors engage in as they trade one life for another, the small fry for the big fish, in their quest for justice.

Meet Rebecca D. Lawrence, Assistant United States Attorney, who will walk you through an amazing array of some of the most tantalizing, disturbing, and stimulating cases ever tried on the Federal Bench. 

This novel will make you question your sense of justice and your inner moral compass as you take a walk, a walk Through Becky’s Eyes.

RANDOM REVIEW — 

Realistic and interesting, not your normal erotica, February 1, 2015 By Mo Birch Verified Purchase
This review is from: Through Becky’s Eyes (Kindle Edition)
I am a fan of pretty much any genre so I thought I’d give this book a read as it looked interesting and different. The author’s writing style is unique, which I liked as I’ve read so many books sometimes I get bored if the writing seems familiar. I liked getting into the different character’s heads and seeing things from their perspective. Becky seems like just a hard working girl but there is way more to her than meets the eye. I quite enjoyed her inner dialogues.

All and all I’d give this book 5 stars as it kept me interested throughout, turned me on and surprised me more than once. Going behind the scenes of the courthouse was sometimes unsettling but was interesting to see that even those who can decide our fate are still human, prone to mistakes, lust, greed and other unsightly characteristics. After Zach is introduced things began to really heat up. Add in the love triangle with Timmy and get ready for drama.

I really hope there is a sequel as the ending blew me away. I’d have to say my favorite aspect of this book is how realistic it is. You can tell the author knows what they are talking about and that some of the court cases are real. I found this made the story more engaging and I look forward to reading more books by H.E. Kline.

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SYNOPSIS — One of the most popular and most notorious phantoms in Massachusetts walks along a dark stretch of road in a small Massachusetts town. For more than three decades, a redheaded “man” has been seen walking down Route 44, waiting to be picked up. At times he has been seen hitchhiking; other times he has been seen walking into the woods or standing in the middle of the road not moving and cars pass right through him … in fact, several people have died along this same stretch of road including a man matching this phantom’s description, but no one can say for sure who the man is or when the haunting started….

Late one night Doug King picks up a redheaded ghostly hitchhiker on Route 44 who passes a herpes virus called PseudoRabies to his daughter’s injured cat, Ponce De Leon. As the virus takes hold, Ponce begins to froth at the mouth and becomes filled with rage first savagely attacking Doug and then his wife: “Three hours later Karen was lying in Doug’s recliner watching Beaches crying and coughing, wondering when the Nyquil would kick in as she fell fast asleep. Ponce De Leon jumped on Karen’s neck and began mutilating her carotid. Karen opened her eyes screaming just as Ponce severed the artery and tore through the internal jugular. Blood began spraying and spurting through the air. Karen’s mouth filled with blood as she began to asphyxiate. Within three minutes the whites of her eyes engorged with dilated capillaries and bulged out of their sockets as she took her last gurgled breath. Ponce purred as he sipped from her neck.” As his friends and neighbors are brutalized and slain, Doug decides to take matters into his own hands to destroy and contain this plague. Suspenseful and at times utterly horrific, Immolation is a powerful horror tale that will obsess and possess you.

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BLOOD BLOOD BLOOD! June 23, 2014
By Steven Holt Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
First off, anyone considering reading this book should know that it is very violent. The writing is very descriptive and there were certain parts where I actually had to stop for a second since it was so intense. The book itself is based on the PseudoRabies Virus, A cat getting the virus and then going on a rampage spreading the infection. The story reminds me of Cujo by Stephen King in a lot of ways except Immolation turned out to be much more exciting. The book is relatively short and makes for a quick and intense read. I read it in a day and I didn’t even plan on reading the whole book. I personally enjoyed the book and I think that horror fans who want a disarming story will enjoy this. Unfortunately, After reading, I can’t look at my cats the same way anymore.
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THE HAUNTING OF THE HOCKOMOCK SWAMP
SYNOPSIS — This is a risqué paranormal rollercoaster ride you will never forget!!!

History can never be erased. Perhaps when your children are haunted and plagued by a mysterious illness, it is not a result of biology or science but a vengeful spirit of the past using your children as a medium for the truth.

Janie Williams falls upon a sensational news story involving a childhood epilepsy epidemic raging across several towns in Massachusetts abutting The Hockomock Swamp. Problem is: she’s a newbie and her bosses don’t think this story is quite “newsworthy.”

However, nothing is as it seems. As the children convulse, they step into an alternate dimension as they follow an Indian ghost named Metacom deep into the woods within The Hockomock Swamp. Metacom shape-shifts into a three-headed dragon that showers the children in rainstorms of blood, metamorphoses into a flying pterodactyl dropping the children into the swamp, shows them horrors that plague their young minds. Metacom is trying to show the children something, but what is he trying to show them?

As Janie investigates and researches this phenomenon, she falls deeply in love. The Haunting of The Hockomock Swamp is a powerful love story that will take you on an unforgettable journey of the heart, mind, and soul as you follow an Indian ghost deep into the woods.

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“The Haunting of The Hockomock Swamp” is an intriguing and wholly engaging story about an Indian ghost haunting, a secret message within the horror and mystery, and a woman driven to uncover the mystery plaguing a group of young children. H. E. Kline blends fact into fiction, using the legend of Metacom the man who started “King Phillip’s War” in 1675 after his land was stolen from his people. It’s a wonderfully evocative, provocative and engaging story that mixes a little bit of horror with emotionally charged drama, real history with storytelling, and mystery with a desire to reveal truth even if hope is lost. The well-written story is fast-paced, sharp, lush and vivid in imagery. It’s the kind of novel that sweeps you up and takes you on an unforgettable journey of discovery, revelation, hope and justice. The author certainly makes an impression and leaves you wanting to dive headfirst into the life of Metacom and the history surrounding “King Phillip’s War”.
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THE DREAM  helana 4
SYNOPSIS — Lacy’s nightmares started at five years old: ghastly lucid dreams of soldiers shooting children, young women viciously raped, doctors murdering their patients. “It was just a dream,” Lacy says to herself, or was it?

An incredibly intelligent and artistic child, Lacy’s lack of sleep begins to alter her physical appearance and she is relentlessly tormented and bullied by her peers. “‘Boneyass’ seemed to be the vernacular that stuck and even kids who didn’t know me called me ‘Boneyass’ not in a mean or belittling way, just as a familial greeting.

Deeply moving, The Dream will make you smile and make you cry and will stay with you forever.

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Would make a great movie! January 4, 2015
By S. Stark Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
-SPOILERS- Lacey has crippling nightmares which eventually lead her to the truth of how her grandmother survived the Holocaust.

At first, I was appalled that the parents of a nine-year-old girl could be so neglectful as to not realize she was staying awake for days at a time on caffeine and no-dos pills. But, then, of course, this is fiction, and sometimes neglectful parents are essential to the plot line.

I enjoyed the book. It’s very worth the download.

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EPIC FANTASY — TIMOTHY BOND STYLE!!!

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FANTASY AUTHOR TIMOTHY BOND.

This Blog Post features an author with two Fantasy novels under his belt — the first two books of the Triadine Saga. Here’s his Author’s Biography on Amazon~~~

“I spent nearly 20 years deciding whether or not I wanted to be an author. My field is information technology, and I specialize on manufacturing systems. It’s technical, challenging, and requires you to stay focused and current with changes in the industry.

I started going to a fantasy world in my mind many years ago, and the adventures of Peter and Alexandra were my escape from the harsh technical world all around me. The twins were enthusiastic, energetic, eager to go out and explore their world, and willing to take on any challenge necessary. I have often said that I travel to the Upper Aren and come back and write about it, and I really do feel that way at times.

My own eclectic interests fueled the twin’s activities, as I have been done a little of everything in my life. I suspect it’s because of my adult attention deficit disorder, and a need to try everything at least once.”

Keep reading for my interview with this up-and-coming Fantasy/Sci-Fi Author~~~~

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Thanks for dropping by my man cave, Tim. Here’s the first question I have for you. The average reader may not be acquainted with the sword and sorcery genre. Explain what it is and why they should read it.

Thanks for having me, John. To answer your query, the Epic Fantasy is an escape from the reality of everyday life, where good battles evil for dominance of the land. In the real world, its often difficult to know who are the good guys and who are the bad guys. In the classic sword and sorcery genre, you can quickly identify with a character or characters, share their experiences and their feelings, urge them on as they fight with the obvious evil characters and their minions. In the best Epic Fantasy, the twists and turns in the story, along with your love of the characters, keeps you reading well into the night to see just what happens next!

You will cheer when good things happen, cry with the bad, rejoice when your characters are happy and feel sad when they feel sad. This escape from reality is what the epic fantasy world is all about, and Im pleased to share my little corner of this world with you.

You’ve written a series called The Triadine Saga. Tell the reader about it and how many books do you have planned for it?

The Triadine Saga is a story that started for me over twenty years ago. I would go visit a land called Aren, in a world of fantasy with failed alliances and races who were in severe distrust of one another. Then I would come back and write about it. The story revolves around the lives of twins, a boy and a girl who were born of a union between elf and human, enhanced by magic, to fulfill the critical step in a divine prophecy that foretold the end of the world. These twins, the Children of the Prophecy, are hunted by several different factions, need to find and restore an ancient magical talisman – The Triadine – and unite the major races in the land together to fight an evil once thought banished from the land forever.

Its an adventure with wizards, dragons, elves, dwarves, goblins, kingdoms at war, and more. The magical creatures who align with good or evil add a fun twist to the story, and the twins grow from innocent youth, through adolescence into young adulthood as they learn to accept their responsibility and bear the burden that the Prophecy has thrust upon them. Plenty of obstacles stand in their way, physical, mental and spiritual, and we take the journey with them to the very end. The world may be saved, or it may plunge into a thousand years of darkness, and there is no way to predict exactly what will happen along the way.

There are five planned books in the Saga that tell the story of the Prophecy and the fabled Triadine. The first book, The Watchers Keep, was published in the fall of 2014. The second book, The Dragon Rises, is on track for publication in February of 2015.

Describe your writing process From Conception to Publishing.

I first visited The Aren in the early 1980s. These initial visits included forays into writing down my experiences with the characters who lived there, telling their stories as it were. Soon there were a dozen interesting characters in many several races, and their story was just begging to be told.

I wrote the first three chapters of The Watchers Keep in 1989 and shared them with several friends who enjoyed reading epic fantasy. Their response was overwhelming and pushed me to continue working on the book. After finishing the outline for the Saga, then writing several more chapters of the first book, I shelved the project for my career, life, kids and everything that seems to get in the way of what you really want to do.

Over the next decade, I revisited the book on several occasions, writing different sections and expanding the outline. I wrote the final chapter in 2000, after completing a six month sabbatical from work. At first I believed the Saga could be told in three books, but before long I realized that the larger story would take much more work, so I carved it up into sections.

The Triadine Saga will take five books (maybe six) to tell the story of Peter and Alexandra, the Children of the Prophecy. There will also be a prequel, which tells of the decision of their mother, an Elven Princess, to marry the Human King and with the aid of a sorceress give birth to the twins, igniting the Prophecy.

There is an entire world outside The Aren which starts to make itself known during the telling of the twins story, and this world will come to life in the next series. It promises to bring you even more exciting characters some you will love to love, and others you will love to hate!

Today I write one or two chapters each day, telling the story as it unfolds for the characters. The next day I edit the prior days work, and the cycle continues. It is difficult sometimes to stop writing and sleep, as the story is compelling itself to be told. I cannot wait to bring it to you in its entirety.

So, you live in Malaysia. Tell us a little about your life there and what’s the biggest difference between living there and the United States?

I started visiting Malaysia on business in 1987. I fell in love with the people and the place, and enjoyed many business trips here over the next 23 years. I was offered an opportunity to take an assignment here with my day job and accepted that in 2010. Malaysia is in many ways like the US was thirty years ago. The people are all friendly, they accept you for who you are and on the island of Penang where I live, the cultural diversity and tolerance is remarkable.

There are three major cultures here: Chinese, Indian and Malay. They live in harmony, enjoy each others traditions and all work toward the betterment of their country. They are proud of what Malaysia has to offer, how much she has grown in the years since her independence in 1957, and look forward to strong political, economic and cultural growth through the years ahead.

Penang is known for its food, and enjoys an eclectic mix that includes dishes from throughout Asia. In addition to the local cuisine, there are five star restaurants on the island serving the finest of French or other western foods, and of course the infiltration of the fast food restaurants from the US means you can get a McDonalds burger or a Dominos pizza if you are not in the mood for Char Kuey Teow, Nasi Lemak or Tandori Chicken.

Do you plan on branching out into another genre in the future, and what would it be?

I have several children’s books in the works now, with a series a real possibility. Ill be testing the waters with a release of six related childrens books in the coming months. Its a huge change from what Im writing now, and I will most likely release under a different pen name so that my readers are not confused about the genre – though a thirty-two page childrens picture book and an eight-hundred page epic fantasy should be easy to tell apart. Ive been working with several different artists to put the images to my childrens stories, and will make an artist selection very soon.

I am also in the middle of an adventure/travel book of sorts. I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1999 from Georgia to Maine over a period of six months. This 2100 mile adventure is begging to be told, and I hope to see that book published in 2015 as well. I have been approached by a number of other thru-hikers to tell their stories, and that will likely result in one or more hiking anthologies, slated for 2016 and beyond.

What do you enjoy most about writing — developing the plot, inventing the characters, or describing the landscapes/surroundings?

What I enjoy most in my writing, and I know this sounds cliche, is hearing from my readers that they love the characters, the story and want to read more! I have been a storyteller all my life, and bringing the stories of my characters and my visits to The Aren to life for the enjoyment of my readers, is really a thrill for me. My ultimate goal is to be able to write full time and to have hundreds of thousands of fans anxiously awaiting my next release.

I hope the story is interesting, the characters engaging, and the world of fantasy is one that you will enjoy reading about, as much as I enjoy bringing it to you. To me, this is not work, though it does involve many long hours over a keyboard, and hundreds of pages of writing and rewriting before Im happy with the story Im bringing to you. If you get the same joy from the work as I do, I will consider it a job well done, and be able to sleep soundly at night.

Thanks for an interesting interview, Tim.  I wish you happiness and success in the future.

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TB1 THE WATCHER’S KEEP

SYNOPSIS — The Watchers long ago abandoned their sworn duty to monitor and suppress the powers of Khollaran, an evil wizard, locked away in a distant prison at the end of the First Age. As his power grows, an ancient and dire prophecy appear to be coming true.

The Guardians take actions to try to stop him, putting young Peter and Alexandra in the middle of the greatest conflict since the Breaking of the World.

As the Children of the Prophecy, the twins will be tasked with a near impossible quest to recover the pieces of the fabled Triadine and unite the races in a battle to destroy the growing evil, without destroying the world in the process.

In this epic fantasy adventure, a kingdom comes under attack by an ancient evil which was thought to be defeated long ago. Now that the Dark Wizard is again free to turn his dragon loose on the world, sword and magic will not be enough to defeat him. It will take all that the elves, dwarves and man can do to just survive.

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Great new fantasy series January 30, 2015
By James M. Hewitt Format:Kindle Edition
Cuts a wide and deep swath of fantasy with a depth of scope and character detail perhaps more along the lines Robert Jordan than Tolkein. If you love elves, dwarves, wizards, good and bad, this unique fantasy world of new characters is one you should thoroughly enjoy. This Book 1 in the Triadine Saga is an outstanding first effort by Mr. Bond. 5-STARS.
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TB2 THE DRAGON RISES
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SYNOPSIS — In this continuation of the epic fantasy The Watcher’s Keep, the battle between good and evil continues. Goblins are growing in strength and boldness, venturing into the world to battle both men and dwarves. The elves continue to be locked away in seclusion allowing caution and betrayal to guide them to their destiny.

The last dragon grows in power as his ancestral memories awaken, challenging the Dark Wizard for domination over the evil forces in the world, while building his own kingdom and establishing himself as the supreme deity.

The twins — Peter and Alexandra — continue to battle through one challenge after another to understand their role in The Prophecy and assemble the missing pieces of the fabled Triadine, a weapon of unequaled power, which is the only means to defeat the Dark Wizard and his growing army.

Humans continue to be driven by greed and power, fortune and arrogance, and alliances shift with the blowing winds.

Who will come out on top? Will the Children of the Prophecy fulfill their destiny, or will darkness overcome light and plunge the world into a thousand years of pain and suffering.

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