Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ghost In The Bedroom by M.A. Harper

#romance #paranormal They’ve been married less than a year and already there’s someone else--at least it’s starting to seem that way. First Hendrix the cat’s developed a new trick, but how does a flesh-and-blood feline walk through walls? Maybe with help from his best friend on The Other Side? Then there was that dude Phil saw upstairs Thanksgiving Day. Only nobody was there. But the odd thing was that “nobody” looked exactly like Michelle’s dead husband, Cajun musician A.P. Savoie. Her really really handsome and much-missed dead husband. Who died all too suddenly.
http://www.maharperauthor.com

Interview with Karen V.Williams @MaryBlissParson

The Digital Ink Spot caught up with author, Karen V.Williams. She says she didn’t have the time to sit down and write full time until she was a grandmother. After her husband’s death four years ago, she needed to work. Not because he left her penniless, but because it filled her days and because it was what she’d wanted to do all her life. For nearly 30 years, she had been researching and working part time on the story of her ancestor, Mary Bliss Parsons, who was tried for witchcraft in 1675, 17 years before the Salem Witch Trials. “My Enemy’s Tears: The Witch of Northampton” was published in 2011. Since then she has written a mixed genre book (literary fiction/mystery) which is now in the hands of her agent. 

The Digital Ink Spot: What are you trying to accomplish as a writer? What is your latest story about?
Karen V.Williams: Can’t say I’m trying to accomplish anything with writing other than telling the stories I want to tell. My upcoming book is titled “The House on Seventh Street.” I set it in my home town of Grand Junction, CO where my family settled in the very early 20th century. It’s a story about going home again—something  you aren’t supposed to be able to do—and learning that you really didn’t know your parents and grandparents at all, that they weren’t who you thought they were when you were a child, that they had secrets and some of these would always remain a mystery. 

The Digital Ink Spot: When is your newest book available? 
Karen V.Williams: I wish I knew when “The House on Seventh Street” will be available. It depends upon the publisher.

The Digital Ink Spot: Where can readers find you?
Karen V.Williams: My personal website www.karenvorbeckwilliams.com, my book website: www.myenemystears.com, my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/karenvorbeckwilliams?ref=hl  I am also on Goodreads and Google and Twitter.

The Digital Ink Spot:  What sets your stories apart from the rest?
Karen V.Williams: Readers who like well-researched historical fiction written by a writer in love with her characters and her story will likely notice these things about my books. I can’t say what sets my books apart from the rest. There are so many wonderful books out there that I can’t even imagine how anyone decides which one to pick up.

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Song of the Mockingbird (Jack McNamara Chronicles Book 1) by Bill Cronin

#Psychological Reynolds and Ryan Publishing paid best-selling author, Jack McNamara, more than a million dollars in advanced royalties for three action-adventure novels. Only one problem: Jack cannot write a single word. Devastatingly depressed and hopelessly blocked Jack embarks on a personal journey back to the summer of 1961 when three childhood events created a psychological time-bomb that, thirty-five years later, threatened to destroy his marriage and end his writing career. Vibrant characters, settings like Charleston, Savannah and Key West and a tightly wound plot make this novel a “must read.” The Song of the Mockingbird is Bill Cronin’s second novel following five-star reviews for his first novel “Dial Tone.”

Master Over You: A Dark Romance Novel by Cerys du Lys @cerysdulys & Ethan Winters @EthanWintersSir

#romance #free My name is Noah. I'm not a nice person. This isn't cupcakes and candyland, love. I'll take you, break you, and offer you to the highest bidder without a second thought. You're mine now. It's business, nothing personal. You wouldn't understand, and I'm not going to explain it. Sorry, love, you don't mean a thing to me. Just know that there's a monster in every closet, and I'm in yours. Author Note - This dark romance novel contains themes that may be discomforting to some people. If you are sensitive to depictions of violence, then this book is not recommended for you. (Ethan Winters official debut release co-authored with USA Today bestselling author Cerys du Lys) Man’s POV = Ethan, Woman’s POV = Cerys There is a light at the end of every dark tunnel, no matter how dim it may seem.

Adrift: A War Hero Adventure (Corps Justice) C. G. Cooper (Author), Karen Rought (Editor)

#Military #war Get the first three books of the Corps Justice series for #FREE: bit.ly/1pmSnBo A stranger in town... A young waitress murdered... A Marine's inner demons attack... Daniel Briggs, fresh out of the Marine Corps, wakes up in Defuniak Springs, FL, hungover and confused, with no memory of the night before. A powerful local family finds him, intent on repaying the previous night's encounter. How will the former Marine ward off his attackers, deal with his demons and avoid being blamed for a young girl's death?
http://www.corpsjustice.com

Interview with Professor Leonard Birdsong @Prof_Birdsong

The Digital Ink Spot had the pleasure to interview Professor Leonard Birdsong. Professor Leonard Birdsong lives in Orlando, Florida where he teaches Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Evidence, and Immigration Law. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the Harvard Law School and his Bachelor’s degree from Howard University. He has written many scholarly legal pieces since joining the legal academy.

He has written a series of humor books on Criminal Law styled Professor Birdsong’s Weird Criminal Law Stories, Volumes 1-6. They are not scholarly pieces! The Weird Criminal Law Stories are written just for fun and enjoyment.
Professor Birdsong is proud of his legal career which included his work as an attorney with the law firm of Baker & Hostetler. Later he served as a diplomat with the State Department with various postings in Nigeria, Germany, and the Bahamas. Professor Birdsong also worked as a federal prosecutor, first as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, and later as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the U.S. Virgin Islands.
 After leaving government service, Professor Birdsong was in private practice in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in trial work ranging from criminal defense work to political asylum matters. Professor Birdsong is occasionally invited to appear as a legal commentator on Fox News, MSNBC, Fox Radio, and CBS Radio.
Although he has been involved in serious criminal law work over the years as a prosecutor, a defense attorney, and a law professor, Professor Birdsong knows that it is good to stayed grounded. This means often taking time to look at the many funny and weird criminal law stories that crop up around the United States and the world. He believes we should not always take criminal law so seriously and instead, just have a good laugh at some of the silly foibles of dumb criminals and their crimes. That is why several years ago he began to collect and edit from the wire services and news the type of weird and funny criminal law stories that appear in his series.
The Digital Ink Spot:    What are you trying to accomplish as a writer?
Professor Leonard Birdsong: I am a law professor who like to expose the world to some funny and weird criminal law stories. My latest book, Professor Birdsong’s Weird Criminal Law Stories, Volume 6: Women in Trouble! Is all about women who run afoul of the law.
The Digital Ink Spot:  When is your newest book available?
Professor Leonard Birdsong:My latest book appeared as a Kindle book in April of 2014. I started writing these books in 2010.
The Digital Ink Spot:  Where can readers find you, (social media, readings, blogs, your books)?
Professor Leonard Birdsong: My readers can find me on my author page at Amazon.com; my website: LeonardBirdsong.com; my blog: www.birdsongslaw.com; and at lbirdsong@barry.edu.
The Digital Ink Spot:    What sets your stories apart from the rest?
Professor Leonard Birdsong: If one is looking for humor, my books are as funny as the dickens. What sets them apart is that I have been a federal prosecutor, a diplomat, a defense attorney and a law professor.  I know criminal law! I also know weird criminal law when I see it.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Interview with Jeffrey F. Barken

The Digital Ink Spot: Please introduce youself to the readers.

My name is Jeffrey F. Barken. I am the author of This Year in Jerusalem, a collection of short stories loosely based on my experiences as a kibbutz volunteer in Israel 2009-2010. During the time I was abroad, I lived, worked, and traveled throughout the middle east. My fiction re-imagines the country and the characters I met in a series of interconnected stories that leave readers feeling as though they have read a full length novel. Each story is beautifully illustrated by Irish artist,  Diana Muller. There is a short Author's note at the back of the book explaining how we met.    


I first published This Year in Jerusalem in May of 2013 and have been on book tour ever since, promoting the collection. Last summer I traveled first to Scotland, Ireland and Germany where Diana and I teamed up for a book signing event. Later I traveled to Israel where I spent 11 months riding the trains daily, traveling up and down the country, introducing myself to strangers in Hebrew and English, and peddling books. The Tour was a great success. The book sold over 1,000 copies and an additional 100 copies were purchased by the Norman Tel Aviv Hotel, a boutique establishment that will feature the book in all of its guest rooms. The stories do not advance any political ideology or arrogant propaganda. On the contrary they offer a refreshing outsider's perspective of Israeli culture and the conflicts that plague the region. It's the perfect read for first time visitors! 


The Digital Ink Spot: What are you trying to accomplish as a writer? What is your latest story about?

Jeffrey F. Barken: In addition to writing fiction I am also the founder and chief editor of Monologging.org, an online literary arts magazine that connects writers with artists around the world encouraging collaborative multimedia creation. The publication also provides weekly arts-related reporting. My ambition as a writer and a publicist is to assist in building creative networks that can provide writers and artists with quality feedback, and to promote artistic experimentation. In my own fiction, I try to tell the truth about our world, chronicling emotions and events through the eyes of lovable though often deeply faulted characters. My current work in progress is a novel entitled "All the Lonely Boys in New York," it tells the story of a failed terrorist attack in New York City, and reflects on the early days of the credit crisis, when banks and companies were failing daily...


The Digital Ink Spot: When is your newest book available or when did you start writing?
Jeffrey F. Barken: I wrote "All the Lonely Boys in New York" at the same time that I was writing "This Year in Jerusalem," The two books share some of the main characters, and offer a continuation of different plot lines... Diana and I are again working together to design an illustrated book that will likely debut spring or summer of 2015.


The Digital Ink Spot: Where can readers find you?
Jeffrey F. Barken: Readers can read reviews and personal posts about my writing at jeffreybarken.comI am on Facebook as well as twitter.


Explore Monologging.org today to see how I'm creating an engaged artistic community and to explore great multimedia creations!


The Digital Ink Spot: What sets your stories apart from the rest?

Jeffrey F. Barken: As a writer, I've always subscribed to Hemingway's time-honored advice; write truly, based on what you know, and do your best work, given the time and the circumstances... My collection of short stories, This Year in Jerusalem, was inspired by my experiences abroad and therefore came from a very personal place. I think readers appreciate the adventure spirit that shines throughout the book as strange and unexpected encounters with eccentric character lead the narrator to make emotional confessions and detailed musings. The fact that all the stories connect adds another element, allowing readers to interact with each story in intriguing ways. Likewise, working with Diana to illustrate the book was an amazing and extremely fulfilling experience. She has never traveled to Israel, yet her pictures, based on my words, capture what I had witnessed abroad exactly. I take her amazing effort to portray my scenes as confirmation that I've done my work well, telling a story truthfully and honestly. Since publishing TYIJ, I've continued to grow as a writer and am taking new risks. I now feel confident imagining characters who exist wholly outside my personal experiences and am throwing them into the mix with other more rational personalities. I'm experimenting writing thrillers with fantastical elements and look forward to bringing out my first novel in the coming year!

Splicer by Theo Cage (Author), Russ Smith (Editor)

#Technothriller #free #mystery The CIA calls it a “Frankenstein app” – a new desktop device that any terrorist, in a matter of hours, could use to build a new virus, create a deadly new disease or completely modify human engineering. With a few screen touches, it would be possible to create a monster with the potential to kill millions. A biotech start-up, GeneFab, owns the patent on the Splicer, but everyone from international terrorists, the CIA and a mysterious US government agency, are fighting to steal the technology. The billionaire behind GeneFab is found garrotted in the parking lot of an exclusive business club. The prime suspect is a former employee who quickly lawyers up with one of the hottest criminal defenders in the city – pugnacious and troubled Janey McEwan. McEwan soon becomes embroiled in a battle between a crack team of professional killers and her penniless client – who she happens to be falling in love with. The story reaches its dark climax on a craggy mountain in the wilds of Canada – the doomsday retreat of a shadowy CIA legend – a place they call Ragnarock.

Minecraft Books for Kids: The Complete Minecraft Book Series (4 Minecraft Novels for Kids) by Brock Netherward

#free These books are perfect for almost all #Minecraft fans, starting from children ages 8 and up!
Trapped in Minecraft: Spud’s Thrilling Adventure in the Overworld

Trapped in Minecraft starts with Spud, a perfectly normal kid, who gets home and plays his Minecraft game. Like most nights, he plays for as long as he can. But this time, he soon finds himself trapped inside the Minecraft game, fighting for his survival. Will Spud escape or become another victim to Minecraft?



Stories from the Skylands

This story starts with our main characters, Rozzie & Greyson, tricking their parents into letting them hunt for secret treasure on Shell Mountain. Once they reach the mountain, however, they are transported to a strange, dangerous world – the Skylands! Filled with floating islands, weird creatures and dangerous obstacles, the Skylands make Rozzie and Greyson wish they were back at home under the covers!



Escape from Minecraft: Buck Descends into the Caves

Buck was having another normal night, playing Minecraft in hopes that his mom would stop bothering him. The longer he plays, however, the more he realizes he is being transported into the game! Soon he is in the caves, battling angry creepers and scary zombies. Will Buck be able to lead his group through the spooky Minecraft caves and get back to the real world?



Herobrine Invades the Overworld

The Overworld has been swarmed and civilization destroyed by massive hordes of attacking Creepers. Someone is behind it – and some say it’s Herobrine. Our three heroes, Tone Dead, Fumbles, and Moose, form a deadly team and fight their way through horde after horde. Finally, they encounter the legendary Herobrine. But Herobrine wasn’t exactly who they thought…

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Across A Moonlit Sea (Pirate Wolf series Book 1) by Marsha Canham

#Romance A rip roaring high seas adventure set in Elizabethan England when dashing privateers known as sea hawks banded together to guard their country and their queen against the Invincible Armada being amassed by Spain. Simon Dante, the Pirate Wolf, meets his match in battle and in love when he crosses swords with Isabeau Spence. Together they join forces with Sir Francis Drake on a daring attack on Cadiz.

Interview with Marc D Brown @WordsofMDBrown

The Digital Ink Spot: Please introduce yourself to the readers.
Marc D Brown: I'm Marc or Marc D Brown from York in the UK, married to an amazing lady and we have two Huskies who are basically our children and our lives happily revolve around them, haha.

The Digital Ink Spot: What are you trying to accomplish as a writer? 
Marc D Brown: My main mission in life is to be a recognized poet, when I say "recognized" I don't mean that I'm in it for the fame and fortune, I just want people to know of my work. Obviously if the fortune came a long, I wouldn"t complain.....I do need a new car and we're saving for a house, so yeah the fortune would help. I want to change peoples minds on what poetry is, it can be done differently nowadays, my style has been described as "unique" by a twitter follower recently, I believe it is! It's poetry for everyone, I'm a normal guy so I write about normal things that go on in my head; yes, sometimes it may come across as strange but it will pull you in. There's subjects about life, love, death, work, regret etc. Things we all feel as human beings put down in an easy to read way. I guarantee you will find a poem you like.

The Digital Ink Spot: When is your newest book available?
Marc D Brown: I currently have 3 ebooks published on Amazons Kindle platform, two of which are poetry collections Words of Marc D Brown & 20Seven. My third book is a short horror/gore story, my first real attempt at story writing. If you liked American Psycho, then the chances are you will probably like this.
Currently I'm compiling a third collection of poetry which I'm pretty excited about; I had a year off from writing, whenever I put pen to paper I felt everything I wrote was crap and just too forced...it wasn't right so I stopped trying. Nearly a year later I clearly found my muse as I've been writing a few pieces each week (when I was younger I wrote a few pieces each day...I obviously had a lot more to say back then, haha) 

The Digital Ink Spot: Where can readers find you?
Marc D Brown: If you ever want to get in touch or just get an idea whats going on with me, you can use the following.
Twitter - @WordsofMDBrown
The Digital Ink Spot: Why should people read your stories. What sets them apart from the rest?
Marc D Brown: I believe people should read my poetry firstly just to give it a chance, try something new. Secondly as I previously mentioned you WILL find something you like in my books, something you can relate to. If you do ever check my books out, Thank you in advance!



Beautiful Demons Box Set, Books 1-3: Beautiful Demons, Inner Demons, & Bitter Demons (Peachville High Demons Book 0) by Sarra Cannon

#paranormal Beautiful Demons Harper Madison isn't like other girls. She has extraordinary powers, but her inability to control them has gotten her kicked from so many foster homes she's lost count. Shadowford Home for Girls is her last chance, and she hopes Peachville High will be the fresh start she needs. At first, life appears to be looking up for Harper. She's making new friends and is strangely drawn to the boy next door. But when evidence ties her to the gruesome murder of a Demons cheerleader, Harper discovers this small town has a big secret.  
Inner Demons Becoming a Demons cheerleader was the last thing Harper Madison expected when she moved to the small town of Peachville. Only, this is no normal group of cheerleaders. The training opens up a world of beauty and magic beyond her wildest dreams, but also a world of pressure and impossible expectations. A world where every secret hides an even darker secret. Will she find out the truth about her mother? And will Jackson Hunt, the mysterious boy next door, open her eyes to the evils of the Order of Shadows before it's too late?  
Bitter Demons So far, life in Peachville has been tough for Harper Madison. She's survived attacks on her life, learned how to control her magic and met the most gorgeous boy with an unbelievable secret. After her latest stunt at Brighton Hospital, life has gotten even more complicated. The Order of Shadows is determined to tighten their control on her life. When a future Prima from a nearby demon gate comes to town, she and Harper decide to use glamours to switch places at a party. All Harper wants is to have a little fun. But the night will end in blood. And Harper will find out the attack was meant for her...

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Interview with Justin Bienvenue @JustinBienvenue

The Digital Ink Spot: Please share with the reader who you are.  
Justin Bienvenue: I am Justin Bienvenue and as a writer I am an author an poet. Some days I write poetry and other days I write short stories it really depends on the type of writing mood I’m in. On a really good day I could write both. My inspiration is endless coming from what I see outside and inside around me or what I watch on television and take in, again my inspiration for poems and stories is truly endless and could come from anywhere or anything. As a writer I like to be simple, meaning I write in a way to which the reader can understand, enjoy and even visualize what they are reading without getting confused. I really started writing for a career a few years back when I decided to write a book upon a lazy day in which I felt there was nothing I could do to get myself-esteem going again. My writing roots in the sense of poetry date back to my freshman year of high school in which I frequently wrote poetry on and off. I have a background in creative writing and write in all kinds of forms of poetry such as free verse, rhyme and prose just to name a few. The writer in me is a lot more eager and determined then regular me, every now and then my writer part tries to encourage regular me to get a jump start. When my mind is completely set and I have lots of thoughts running there is no telling what creation my imagination can come up with.

The Digital Ink Spot:  What are you trying to accomplish as a writer? 
Justin Bienvenue: I am trying to accomplish success, I am trying to become an establish and well respected writer. For people to read one of my books and enjoy it so much that they want to read more of my works. As a writer I want to give readers a truly enjoyable story or poem and open up their horizons to my style. I want to accomplish recognition as not only an author but as a poet, since poetry tends to go less noticeable these days I want to try and open peoples eye’s to it and give them a new found appreciation for it.
My latest book is just that, poetry. It is called Like A Box of Chocolates and it is a book of 40 poems within many different genres. For those who like horror, science fiction, mystery, fantasy, romance, bizarre, whatever it may be there is a poem for everyone to enjoy. I came up with the idea after making up poem titles to which I would have friends vote for on Facebook after a while I had enough poems to the point that I decided that a book should be made. I like to consider this book a buffet of poetry because there’s all different types of genres to read and you can read a few and then go back in for more.

The Digital Ink Spot:  When is your newest book available?
Justin Bienvenue: My book is currently available now on Amazon and Createspace. I started writing the poems around two years ago and it wasn’t until back in January that I started putting them together into a book.

The Digital Ink Spot:  Where can readers find you?
Justin Bienvenue: You can find me and my works at several places. Website: http://jbienvenue.webs.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ThePlasmaticWriter Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JustinBienvenue or @JustinBienvenue Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4572127.Justin_Bienvenue Books: Like A Box of Chocolates: http://smarturl.it/LABoC Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/4761325 A Bloody Bloody Mess in the Wild Wild West: http://smarturl.it/ABBMITW3 CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/4241547 The Macabre Masterpiece: Poems of Horror and Gore: http://smarturl.it/MacabreMasterpiece http://smarturl.it/Macabre Createspace: http://www.createspace.com/4561986

The Digital Ink Spot: Why should people read your stories. What sets them apart from the rest?
Justin Bienvenue: People should read my works because they are unique and original. They are my spins on poetry and stories. Chances are when you read my work your reading something you’ve either never read before or you usually don’t read on a regular basis. I try to separate myself from others when it comes to writing and I like to think I have done just that. So the best thing I can say is if you like originality and creativity then you’ll like my works. http://jbienvenue.webs.com/ 'Writing for enjoyment, employment and to remain sane'