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Q&A with Ned Hayes

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1) Please tell our readers about your journey into Sinful Folk.
One morning, during my long commute, I remembered a bit of history from the 14th century. Children died in a tragic house fire in a distant village. The families were in such agony that they took their dead children across England to the King’s throne to demand justice. 

I could imagine their pain. The torture of losing your child. Their angry search for answers.

On that morning, I picked up an old page I had that showed the house fire from the perspective of the villain: and I re-wrote the story from the perspective of the victim. This time, the story changed, as one woman forced her perspective to the forefront.

It is the first time I felt the truth of Alice Walker's idea that she is writing down the story of "ghosts" -- of real people who want their stories told in the present. I felt like I was hearing her in my own head: reading her own personal journal.

I heard Mear's voice so clearly and her story w…

Doctor Who Rewatch Season 1, Episodes 12 and 13

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We're re-watching Doctor Who this fall to prepare for the big anniversary special. I know that Doctor Who has been around for 50 years, but for time sake we're going to start with series 1 of 2005. If you've not watched it, but have wanted to. Here's your chance. We're watching via Netflix, so join us if you can. This is week we're discussing Season 1, episodes 12 and 13.




Season 1, episode 12  Title: Bad Wolf Original Air Date: June 11, 2005 Directed by: Euros Lyn Written by: Russel T. Davies
Summary: So all season long we've been hit by the phrase "Bad Wolf." It's been in every episode, whether you've noticed or not. Since this is the second time around for me, I've paid more attention to it and have noticed it a lot more than I did the first time around. Up to this point we still have no idea who or what bad wolf is.
In this episode it starts out with the Doctor, Rose, and Jack all waking up on game shows. The Doctor is in a Big Brother hou…

Deadly to Love Book Blitz and Giveaway

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Deadly to Love (Elemental Killers #1)
by Mia Hoddell
Release Date: February 2013


Genre: YA/Romance/Paranormal/Fantasy

ASIN: B00BDQ3QGA

ISBN: 978-1-291-41025-9
Blurb:

The world is dangerous – but love will kill you.

Little did Serena Jackson know that one simple, flirty remark to an anonymous guy online would lead to her world being changed forever.
She doesn’t know him, but inexplicably, is drawn. She knows it is wrong but she agrees to meet.
His real name is Kai. He is beautiful. And immediately Serena feels herself blindly falling for him even though she senses a lie. She knows he is hiding something and it terrifies her.
What she doesn’t realise is that her entire life has been built on secrets and lies. The people she loved left her in the dark for a reason.

She trusted them. She trusts Kai. But as he pulls her straight into the heart of the danger the lies and deadly secrets are revealed. They overwhelm her, and the person she once was no longer exists as she is thrown into a ruthle…

Q&A with Timothy Burns

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1. Tell our readers about your novel, Ghosts of the Void.
"Ghosts of the Void" begins in the relatively-near future, painting a picture of an inhabited Mars and the attitudes and feelings of a population that has to depend on one another for survival in their domed cities. When things start going horribly wrong for no apparent reason, it is up to a small group of friends to discover what is causing the problems and then do what they must to set things right, even if this spells the end for an entire civilization.

2. Do you consider yourself a hard-core science fiction lover? If so, what is it about this genre that pulls you in?
Very hard core. I am interested in anything high-tech, to the point where I spend way too much time every day reading articles about state-of-the-art developments in science and technology. At the same time, I can't help but imagine how these technologies will affect our development as a race and what we can look forward to in the future.

3. What was …

Q&A with Carla Neggers

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1. Where do you do most of your writing? Do you have a certain place that inspires you most?

I do most of my writing in my office at our house on our hilltop in Vermont. I look out at a huge old maple tree on the edge of the woods. Great view when I need to think! But I don’t stay in my office. I migrate to other parts of the house, local cafes…and Ireland. Ireland is an incredible place to write.

2. How did your own trip to Ireland inspire this book? What inspired you most?

When I started thinking about DECLAN’S CROSS, I knew that Emma and Colin were taking a break in Ireland. What could go wrong? I had no idea but I knew that something would! Then my husband and I visited Ardmore, a lovely village in the heart of Saint Declan country on the south Irish coast…and I got to thinking what if Emma’s grandfather, a renowned art detective, had investigated an unsolved Irish art theft, and what if an American with no apparent connection to the theft disappeared? Throw in Julianne M…

Your Darkness Cover Reveal and Giveaway

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'Your Darkness' is a collection of poetry that will tug at the heart and then empower. It is filled with poems that take you on a journey through heart ache and pain then lead into finding one's own strength within.

An author's view:
"The measure of poetry is its ability to evoke emotion. Herein is a roller coaster ride. It jerks you back and forth through dark, twisting tunnels of entrapment. It drags you to dizzying heights of hope and then sends you plunging pell-mell into depths of despair before slowing along the gentler ups and downs of uncertainty and self-doubt that eventually lead back into the light. Those who have never suffered through the darkness of such a relationship will ponder. Those who have been there will relive it and understand. Thank you, M.K. Hensley, for sharing the ride." ~Author John Hundley

Note from the author:
I never knew writing these would help me let go and truly move forward. Had I known, I would have written them long be…

Review: Waking the Witch

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Title: Waking the Witch (Women of the Otherworld #11)
Author: Kelly Armstrong
Publisher: Plume
Published: April 5, 2011
Paperback, 404 pages
ISBN: 978-0-452-29722-7
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Publisher




Goodreads Summary:
At twenty-one, Savannah Levine-orphaned daughter of a notorious dark witch and an equally notorious cutthroat sorcerer-considers herself a full-fledged member of the otherworld. The once rebellious teen has grown into a six-foot-tall, motorcycle-riding jaw-dropper, with an impressive knowledge of and ability to perform spells. The only problem is, she's having a hard time convincing her adoptive parents, Paige and Lucas, to take her seriously as an adult. She's working as the research assistant at the detective agency they founded, and when they take off on a romantic vacation alone, leaving her in charge, Savannah finds herself itching for a case to call her own. (She's also itching for Adam, her longtime friend and colleague, to see her as more than just a litt…

Audio Book Review: What Really Happened in Peru by Cassandra Clare

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Title: What Really Happened in Peru (The Bane Chronicles Part 1)
Author: Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan
Narrated by: Jesse Williams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Audio
Published: April 16, 2013
Length: 1 hour 13 minutes
ISBN 13: 9781442365070
Genre: Paranormal
Source: Bought 


Goodreads Summary:
There are good reasons Peru is off-limits to Magnus Bane. Follow Magnus’s Peruvian escapades as he drags his fellow warlocks Ragnor Fell and Catarina Loss into trouble, learns several instruments (which he plays shockingly), dances (which he does shockingly), and disgraces his host nation by doing something unspeakable to the Nazca Lines.

My thoughts on the audio:
Jesse Williams is known for his role on Grey's Anatomy. So how does this heart throb do with as the narrator? I thought he did well. He gives each character their own distinct voice. Though at time Jesse's voice was a bit 'quiet' at times. I enjoyed his reading and hopes he'll do more audio books in the future.

My thoug…

Doctor Who Rewatch Season 1, Episodes 10 and 11

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We're re-watching Doctor Who this fall to prepare for the big anniversary special. I know that Doctor Who has been around for 50 years, but for time sake we're going to start with series 1 of 2005. If you've not watched it, but have wanted to. Here's your chance. We're watching via Netflix, so join us if you can. This is week we're discussing Season 1, episodes 10 and 11.


Season 1, episode 10  Title: The Doctor Dances Original Air Date: May 28, 2005 Directed by: James Hawes Written by: Steven Moffat
Summary: When we left off last week the Doctor, Rose, and Captain Jack were in a pickle. They were being surrounding by a bunch of zombie-like people wearing gas masks. Because the Doctor is beyond clever he responds by telling them, in a very firm parental voice, that they need to go to their room. And you know what? It works! 



They all return to their beds. So then the Doctor, Rose, and Jack go investigating the hospital where they find a locked room that they need to ge…

Review: My Own Mr. Darcy and enter to win $25 Amazon GC or Paypal Cash

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Title: My Own Mr. Darcy
Author: Karey White
Publisher: Createspace
Published: July 15, 2013
Ebook, 220 pages
ISBN13: 9781490537269
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Author





Goodreads Summary:
After being dragged to the 2005 movie Pride and Prejudice by her mother, sixteen-year-old Elizabeth’s life changes when Matthew Macfadyen’s Mr. Darcy appears on the screen. Lizzie falls hard and makes a promise to herself that she will settle for nothing less than her own Mr. Darcy. This ill-advised pledge threatens to ruin any chance of finding true love. During the six intervening years, she has refused to give any interested suitors a chance. They weren’t Mr. Darcy enough. Coerced by her roommate, Elizabeth agrees to give the next interested guy ten dates before she dumps him. That guy is Chad, a kind and thoughtful science teacher and swim coach. While she’s dating Chad, her dream comes true in the form of a wealthy bookstore owner named Matt Dawson, who looks and acts like her Mr. Darcy. Of course s…