A MORTAL INDISCRETION: AUTHOR’S CUT by Barbra E. Ross Book Tour

A Man. A Vampire. A love story.
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A MORTAL INDISCRETION: AUTHOR’S CUT
Barbra E. Ross
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Suspense
Publication Date: April 27, 2016
One night changed everything for bachelor Justin Bertolli. A womanizer at heart, never quite ready to settle down, he meets the woman who would change his life forever. Ambra Taylor is that woman, but is she all that Justin bargained for?
Told from a male protagonist point of view, A Mortal Indiscretion delivers wholly unique narratives that don’t succumb to the same old recycled concepts. Everything unravels in Justin’s world. Although Ambra is a vampire, she is the vulnerable one of the two characters, providing a refreshing twist on standard tales. She is not waiting for her prince to come save her on his white horse. She simply desires love, to feel human love again and will do anything to protect the love of Justin.
When Justin discovers the truth about who and what she is, will he still love her? Will he still want her? Find out, as their hearts collide in this epic tale of love.
Fabulous book. Out of the ordinary and unusual love story/vampire book. Very well written and a big read which had my attention from the beginning. Love the characters and plot. Was juicy, exciting and hated to put down. Wanted to keep reading and reading but didn’t want the story to end.
– Lettyann Weber, Amazon Reviewer
I have just finished reading this book and I loved it. I was completely captivated by the whole story … The skill of the writer was her ability to make you feel that you were actually watching their romance unfold opposed to reading about it. … If you love a brilliant romance twists and turns along the way, then this is an absolute must read . . . you won’t be disappointed.
– Joy Wood, Amazon Reviewer

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Excerpt 2 from Chapter One

 

We were led to a table back in a dimly lit corner. I was glad. I wanted no interruptions.  The waiter came and poured our waters. I was watching her every move. She took the menu and opened it. I did mine and looked over it at her. Her eyes were scanning the menu and I just watched her. The waiter asked what we wanted to start with.

“I’ll take a soda,” I told him.

“And for the lady,” he inquired.

She placed the menu down and looked into my eyes.

“Him,” she stated, plainly.

“Pardon me,” the waiter tried to clarify.

I stared at her, stunned by her words.

“The same for the lady,” I answered quickly, not looking his way. He left us, shaking his head.

Her scent filled the air. I reached out my hands and she took them.

“What is your name,” I asked softly, loving the look of her eyes over the glow of the candle on the table.

“Ambra,” she answered.

“Ambra,” I repeated.

She smiled and let out a soft laugh. Her hands were so soft in mine.

“I have been thinking about what happened the night we met, it was very…” I started.

“Intense,” she finished. “I cannot forget it either. I did not plan on that happening.” She had a slight English accent.

“I know, right? I…I have never done it…. I mean… done that… before…either,” I added. I shook my head; I had never tripped over my own words before.

“Is your lady friend terribly hurt? I did not mean to cause such a commotion.”

“Oh, you mean Racheal?” I snickered. “She was angry with me, but it’s ok. I mean, I have never done anything like that to her before. She is just someone I see on a casual basis,” I tried to explain.

“So this Racheal, is she… is she committed to you?”

Committed?” I questioned.

“Is she, are you two… how do you say it…seriously involved?”

“No, no. She is not my girlfriend if that is what you mean,” I answered. I looked right in her eyes. “I don’t have anyone who is that close to me.”  I squeezed her hands. I wanted her to know I was interested in her.

She became silent a moment. I felt a tinge of anxiety Maybe she thought I was lying. Or maybe she thought I was the biggest jerk on the planet. I spoke quickly.

“Are you involved with someone?” I asked.

She shook her head.

“No. I do not have a lover,” she stated.

I breathed a sigh of relief. How she could be single was beyond me. She was so fucking gorgeous.

“Do you want one,” I blurted. I did not know what was wrong with me. “I’m sorry, what I mean is are…. are you looking for someone to…”

“I want you to be my lover, Justin.” All she said. My mouth dropped, but I caught it and clamped up tight.

The waiter came and placed our drinks on the table. He asked for our orders. I told him mine and she shook her head at him. I took a sip of water. I was speechless. No one had ever come right out and said that to me before.

“I believe, that I am infatuated with you,” she continued. I took another gulp of water. I was suddenly wanting a drink. A good stiff drink. “I have tried to calm my desires about you, but I cannot. I have only thought of you since that evening. You are invading my every thought. It is quite amusing to me.”

The waiter brought some bread sticks and I picked one up. I took a bite and could only stare at her. I absolutely did not know what to say. She was so forward, so honest. I liked it, but I didn’t know how to handle it. I had never been approached that way before. I usually laid down the lines. I was taken off guard.

“Justin. Are you not going to speak to me? Have I said too much? Have I misspoken?”

“Say it again. Say my name,” I found myself saying. It was her voice, like music saying my name.

She smiled a little and whispered my name again. It sent warm shivers down my spine.

“How do you know my name? I mean, how did you know how to find me,” I asked.

“I am a little disconcerted, embarrassed…. I have followed you, that eve…” she began.

“I am glad you did,” I said. I was letting it all out. Never done that before.

“Well, I did. And I want an answer,” she said and I was confused.

“I’m sorry. What was the question?”

“Are you going to be my lover? Tonight?”

 

Other Books by the Author

Be sure to also check out the exciting sequel to A Mortal Indiscretion:
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MARZIO’S REVENGE
What if you had to choose? Between existing, or losing the only reason you do exist?
The provocative sequel to A Mortal Indiscretion. Justin must meet and defeat his enemy if only to save his vampire wife, Ambra. But, can he sustain the pain and torture to make it through the hardest test of his immortal life?
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“Definitely the perfect sequel to A Mortal Indiscretion! Just like the first book, there were so many great twists and turns on every page!”
– moe fix it, Amazon reviewer

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About Barbra E. Ross

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Barbra E Ross lives in Michigan and is a nurse by day, lover of fiction at night. When people ask me what my book is about, I pause a moment because it is not so simple to describe. It is a vampire romance, I say and then, I pray that doesn’t scare them away. Because what are books really? I believe that books are a way to escape the daily routines of life.
I wanted to take an ordinary man and put him in fantastic situations. To bring a bit of fantasy down to reality. It is a love story at it’s heart. If I can take the reader on a journey and give them a laugh, cry, or simply bring a smile to their face, then it is all worth it. This story helped me through rough times in my life, and I can only hope it will do the same for the reader.
Official website: http://barbraeross.com/
Social media links: Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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Lord of the Flies: Fitness for Writers by Ace Antonio Hall Book Tour!

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Title: Lord of the Flies: Fitness for Writers

Author: Ace Antonio Hall

Published: April 25th, 2017

Publisher: Omnium Gatherum

Genre: Non-Fiction

~ Synopsis ~

I’m not letting age change me, I’m changing the way I age.

Lord of the Flies: Fitness for Writers will show you how to take a day-by-day approach to living a healthier lifestyle. You’ll learn how to unleash hidden energies that can alleviate stress and disease in your life and improve concentration. Finding time to be more active can help you overcome writer’s block and procrastination caused by fatigue. Starting today, you are on your way to doing just that! By adding just fifteen to thirty minutes of physical activities to your day, you not only add years to your life and lower the risk of many common health problems, you’ll improve your focus and concentration and make your mind sharper.

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~ About the Author ~

Ace Antonio Hall (born July 4th, 1966) is an American urban fantasy and horror writer. He is best known as the creator of Sylva Slasher, a teenage zombie slasher who also raises the dead for police investigations, which includes novels and short story collections. He was born in New York, but grew up in Jacksonville, Florida with his grandmother, Sula G. Wells. He is the youngest son of artist and jazz songwriter, Christopher Hall and RN Alice Hall (Thomas). A former Director of Education for NYC schools and the Sylvan Learning Center, Hall earned a BFA from Long Island University. While teaching English, he studied to be a certified ACE personal trainer with the Equinox Fitness Club one summer, but never pursued it professionally. Hall currently lives in Los Angeles with his bonsai named Bonnie.

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2017 Upcoming Signings, Panels and Appearances:

April 22nd, Sisters in Crime’s Capitol Crimes Writer’s workshop, Sacramento, CA

April 23rd, LATFOB, USC campus, CA

April 25th book release of Lord of the Flies: Fitness for Writers, Worldwide Release

April 25th World Premiere of 24 Cali Fitness music video featuring Shanti Lowry and Ace Antonio Hall

April 25th Launch of the Fitness4Writers fitness website

April 27th, 28th, 29th Horror Writer’s Association’s StokerCon, Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA

See the schedules of the particular writing conferences for times of Ace Antonio Hall’s panels, signing and appearances.

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You want to feel better, and everything you’ve tried has not had the results you expect. Perhaps, you want to look better as you age or, while you’re young, you want to be the best that you can be. This book can help you. If you’re an author or you work at a computer, you may sit for half of your day only getting up to make another pot of coffee, grab something to snack on, or to use the bathroom. In other words, you spend most of your time being inactive. Heck, it’s no wonder after you’re done, all you want to do is sleep or veg out in front of the TV.

I went from a pot-bellied two hundred ten pound, thirty-eight-inch waist semislob to a fit-bodied one hundred sixty-four pound, twenty-nine inch waist semistud, but it wasn’t easy. It wasn’t hard, either. It was a process, a slow one. I didn’t rush; I just stayed persistent and created a new lifestyle that was focused on feeling better and dealing with stress more easily.

Talk about late bloomer. I can’t believe it. At fifty, I’ve never felt and looked better! The purpose of this book is to show you how to take a day-by-day approach to living a healthier lifestyle. How amazing will it be to unleash hidden energies that can alleviate stress and disease in your life? You will even have more energy to write! Literally, being more active can help you overcome writer’s block and procrastination caused by fatigue.

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Mine, Forever and Always by Tammy L. Bailey Book Tour

 

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Title:   Mine, Forever and Always
Author:  Tammy L. Bailey
Published:  March 17th, 2017
Genre:  Historical Romance
Content Warning:  Some kissing and intimate scenes but no sex.
Recommended Age:  18+

Synopsis:  Just shy of fifteen years old, and during a fake and impromptu wedding ceremony, Lily Scott married her best friend’s brother, Henry Dalton.

It seemed harmless enough until he leaned in and whispered to her his true feelings, amorous words she has been unable to forget: Now you’re mine, forever and always.

Unfortunately, growing up pulls them apart and transforms Henry into a pompous scoundrel. When they meet again at a house party hosted by Henry’s sister, will Henry remember his once faithful promise to Lily?
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About the Author:
I’m a LEO wife, mother, and third-generation veteran.

I have been writing for thirteen years. My debut novel, LORD BACHELOR, earned second place in The Heart of Excellence, Reader’s Choice Award in 2016. This novel was also featured in InD’tale Magazine for receiving a Crowned Heart Review (4.5 stars). Although I enjoy the contemporary romance genre, my first love is historical romance. There’s just something about a man in a pair of Hessian boots.

When I’m not writing, I’m spending time with my husband and two boys, ages 13 and 11. Without their sacrifice and understanding, I would have never been able to pursue my passion of writing or my accomplishment of becoming a published author.
No matter what I write and read, there ALWAYS has to be a happy ending.
Excerpt from Mine, Forever and Always by Tammy L. Bailey
“Did you write the letter?”
Lily jumped and spread her gloved hand over her chest. Her heart thumped against her palm as she rotated around to face her friend. “Yes,” she answered, leaving out the fact that it no longer remained in her possession. “It’s…written.”
Jane clapped her hands like a child. “I’m sure it’s perfect, but I’ll read it later when Aunt Sophia has fallen asleep,” she whispered.
Lily glanced over at the gray-haired woman, her head bobbing one way and then the next, against a red and gold striped mahogany-framed couch. Aunt Sophia remained the preferred relative above everyone else because she always fell asleep during her sole occupation as a chaperone.
“For now, I’m trying to discover what possessed my brother to ask me to invite Miss Appleton,” Jane said, all the while smiling in their direction. “They are not together, but I do believe he chooses to associate with the most disagreeable women on purpose, just to vex me.”
Lily tried to avoid glancing in Henry’s direction by instead sending her friend a sympathetic smile. She’d always remembered Jane as being outspoken and determined. With a much larger dowry than Lily, she attracted her fair share of suitors, all of whom she tried to deflect with her infamous “parlor games.” That is until Jane had suddenly and surprisingly realized her unrecoverable love for Mr. Waverley. 
“I cannot begin to speculate about Henry’s many cordial affairs,” Jane continued, fanning her face in disgust. “Do you know that Miss Appleton is rumored to have been engaged five months ago, but the wedding was called off because of something the groom discovered but did not disclose?”
Lily pressed her lips together. While her heart had remained steadfast and loyal to Jane’s brother, he’d veered off onto a path of open debauchery. Sometime between their quiet walks in the garden, a lovely pretend wedding day, and this moment, he’d become a man she hardly recognized. What had happened to the young boy who had reached for her hand when he thought her unhappy or hurt? Perhaps she might address him as Mr. Daltrey, next time.
“Oh, good. Look, Henry’s unlatched himself from Miss Appleton and is now speaking to Mr. Waverley. I shall introduce you to him.”
Lily shook her head. “But I had hoped to have some punch.” She needed something to steady her nerves, a place to think on how to retrieve the letter. Since seeing Henry again, her heart hadn’t slowed its pace, and her hands had yet to stop shaking. Of course, when she turned away, Jane grasped one of her trembling hands, hauling her toward where Mr. Waverley and Henry stood talking, a glass of brandy in their right hands.

Author Interview

 

What was the inspiration for your story?

My first love is historical romance, and I wanted to write something that was short and sweet. When I started writing: Mine Forever and Always, Henry was my main inspiration. I was drawn in by the idea of a ‘love’ letter gone astray and a woman (Henry’s sister) whose sole purpose in life is to play matchmaker.

 

What kept you going throughout the writing process?

The characters. My books are mainly character driven where there is a lot of dialog and quick banter. Once I have an idea of the story, my favorite part is putting the characters together and seeing how they react to each other. It’s sort of like playing Barbie’s…with the imagination.

 

Who is your most meaningful character and why?

I’d like to say Lily and Henry are the most meaningful characters; however, Henry’s sister, Jane, influences the direction of the story. Her planning and scheming really bring Lily and Henry together again. She does have some help, but I won’t divulge who her conspirator is…you’ll need to read the book.

 

Can we expect to hear more from these characters in the near future?

I don’t usually write a second part to the book, but I’ve had some reviewers ask about the future of Jane and Henry’s best friend, Mr. Waverly. I’m certainly thinking of a way to bring them together, whether conventional or unconventional. For Jane, the man she meets/marries will need to be extraordinary. Her expectations are quite high, after all.

 

How has this story touched your life?

This is my first Independent project. I created the cover and had the final say on the blurb. I believe this has helped me understand the publishing process more. Although I’m not sure if I’ll publish more independent books, this was a great experience for me.

 

What motivated you to start writing?

I believe I’ve always wanted to create stories. From a very young age, I wanted to be part of creating movies and television shows. Of course, reality always has a way of intervening. I joined the military and started a family before I thought about ‘creating’ again. It wasn’t until I watched Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth that I wanted to set down and dive into writing a book. My first project was a historical romance called, In the Arms of a Gentleman. I’m not sure if I’ll ever publish it, but I had so much fun writing the story, I just kept going. The rest is…as they say…history.

 



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Incense and Peppermints Juniper Grove Book Tour

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Title:   Incense and Peppermints
Author:  Cathrina Constantine
Published:  March 10th, 2017
Publisher:  CHBB Publishing
Genre:  YA Fiction
Content Warning:  Smoking and drug use

Synopsis:  In 1969 it was an age of peace demonstrations, sit-ins, burning of the U.S. flag, an escalation of the Vietnam War. Including the catalyst—a music revolution, flower power, hippies, marijuana, and drugs, spurring a young generation into a new decade.
Sixteen-year-old Mary believes it’s time to cut the apron strings and fly. New experiences and new friends, Mary crosses the threshold of adolescence with a bang. When her brother offers her the solution in the form of a little pill, the rumba going on in her brain should’ve been a forewarning. 

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Author Interview

What was the inspiration for your story?

My daughter.

I don’t believe you have to write what you know, however, one day my daughter told me just that. So, the setting and historical times of Incense and Peppermints, is something I’m familiar with. Within the context of those pages there are a few factual happenings… and the paragraphs concerning the Vietnam War are true facts.

What kept you going throughout the writing process?

Coffee

And, my memories and trying to write an exciting and inspiring story that’s also entertaining.

Who is your most meaningful character and why?

I love Michael. He is a misunderstood bad boy. The poor kid had it rough and his bad boy reputation followed him. But, he also contributed to his rep in many ways. I can’t leave spoilers, but I can say, he’s extremely gorgeous in my mind…

Can we expect to hear more from these characters in the near future?

At the present time, I don’t have plans on bringing Michael and Mary into a sequel. But sometimes the characters have the penchant to tickle my brain. So you never know.

How has this story touched your life?

Quite a bit actually. When I was writing Incense and Peppermints, I was relieving a wild and crazy time in my life: A time when the world is against you or you’re fighting an unseen battle. The teenage years are rough and kids can be bullies and nasty. It’s when your peers mold you into something that you don’t want or something that you’re not. From 13 until 18 years of age you’re testing the waters, experiencing new things and some of those new things can be deadly and unhealthy. I believe those years are the most dramatic times of a person’s life.

What motivated you to start writing?

To tell you the truth, I don’t know. I always wrote little stories when I was younger. I like to see my imagination come alive on paper, or in this instance on my laptop.

 



Excerpt from Incense and Peppermints:
September 1969


The corners of my bedroom had dulled to a muddy gray by the time my brother leaned on, or rather wobbled against, my door. His glassy eyes floated in their sockets. Stoned, again.
“Whatcha doing, Sis?” Stevie, my older brother slurred.

My gaze slipped over his pasty chest, sprinkled with wiry hair, and past his jockeys to his stick-like legs. Did he realize he was only wearing saggy underwear? Normally, I’d say gross and mock him, but only because he normally treated me like a speck of toe scum.

“Nothing much.” I slipped my diary into my sock drawer, away from prying eyes. Our parents weren’t home, and our little sister was asleep in her crib on the other side of my room.

“You need to grow up,” he said. “Here, it’s party time.” Pinched between his thumb and finger, he revealed an ordinary aspirin as if he’d procured the magic solution.

“Uh… I don’t have a headache.”

“Hey, turd. It’s not an aspirin. Stop the nerd act and get with the program. Grow up.”

Our sibling behavior toppled into the belittling and ridiculing stage. Though I figured it was his way of helping me. Yet, staring at the pill, I was interested, but a hootenanny of cymbals clashed inside my head and my sensible side screamed.

You’ll puke! I hate puking. Wasn’t it only last week Stevie was tripping and heaving guts like a water hose?

Shaking my head, I declined his kind and strange offer and tried using simple logic to get rid of him. “Not tonight. Mom and Dad will be home any minute. Go to bed. It’s late.”

 “They’ll be so-o plastered. I can’t stand them like that.” Dejected, his shoulders slouched, and his body seemed to deflate. Until he tossed the pill, saying, “Catch.”

Though he surprised me, my reflexes snapped into play, and I caught it.

“Just in case you change your mind,” he mumbled. “I guarantee a cosmic night.” His saggy underwear melted into the darkened hallway.

My inner geek gawked at the pill as if I was holding nitroglycerin.

A taste wouldn’t hurt and lapped it with my tongue. It stuck. The pill began to dissolve, tasting chalky. I panicked. Plucked it from my mouth and shoveled it under my pillow.


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About the Author:

Cathrina resides in Western New York with her husband, five children, two Labrador Retrievers and her cat, Bones. Author @chbbpublishing. Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly. When not attached to her computer, she likes to take long walks in the woods with her dogs, drink way too much coffee, and is an avid movie watcher. She loves music and doesn’t need a dance floor to shake a leg.




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Saved by the Woodsman by Eddie Cleveland

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I turned my back on society, walked off the grid and never looked back. So, why can’t I let her go?

Sawyer:

Ashley represents everything I hate in society.

A spoiled brat, a media princess, a woman who would rather record her life than live it. 

It’s people like her that are responsible for the bullshit on the internet, bullshit that cost the lives of everyone I’ve ever loved. 

But one taste of her makes me question how I could ever live in a world without her in it.

Ashley:

Sawyer offers me nothing more than a hard body and a warm bed.

He’s just an escape from my humiliation and betrayal. He can never provide me the lifestyle that I worked so hard to obtain. 

Then why am I considering throwing away my fame and fans to hide away from the world that embraced me when no one else would?

SAVED BY THE WOODSMAN is a stand-alone, full-length romance with no cliff-hangers and an HEA. This book deals with a very sexy couple who are snowed in a cabin together. With no tv, internet or distractions. The steamy scenes in this one is enough to melt the ice trapping them in that cabin! What else can they do? Intended for an 18+ audience.

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If you’re looking for billionaires or shifters, you won’t find them here. Eddie writes what he knows: bad boys, hot sex and crazy love.

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Blue Tide by Jenna-Lynn Duncan Book Tour

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Title:   Blue Tide
Author: Jenna-Lynne Duncan 
Published:  January 9th, 2017  
Publisher:  Clean Teen Publishing
Genre: Action & Adventure/Pirates, Dystopian


Synopsis:

An award-winning YA adventure-packed romance steeped in Middle Eastern culture and set in the Asian Pacific amongst dangerous oceans and tropical islands.
Seventeen-year-old refugee Lux plots her escape from the island where her family is stranded, denying that her home was lost in the Floods. Lux is determined to get her old life back by any means possible. But before her feet even leave the sand, she’s taken hostage by a vengeance-driven pirate nearly as young as she is.

Her capture is the key to his freedom…

Captain Draven’s scarf veils more than his face. Underneath, he struggles between morality and survival. When Lux sees deeper into his motivations, she’s torn. She can commit mutiny to escape to a home that may no longer exist, or she can try to help Draven escape the clutches of the person responsible for the deaths of half the world. Staying would mean entrusting her life to a pirate. Helping Draven would mean losing her heart to one.


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About the Author:
Jenna-Lynne Duncan likes to write heart-stopping, page-turning, haunting romance in all YA genres. With a love for travel and special connection to the Middle East, she explores different cultures and different languages. Her current Young Adult releases are titled Hurricane, Tempest, and Aftermath (Divertir Publishing) and Blue Tide. Jenna graduated with degrees in Middle Eastern Studies, Political Science, and International Studies. Blue Tide was the recent winner of RWA’s Romancing the Lake contest. She welcomes those to contact her on Twitter, @JennaLynneD, or her website: www.Jenna-Lynne.com
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The Adventures of Fawn Juniper Grove Book Tour

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Title:  ‘Til the Last Snowflake Falls
Series:  The Adventures of Fawn
Author:  Al E. Boy
Published:  2014
Genre:  Children’s Fiction/Fantasy

The trilogy, The Adventures of Fawn is an entertaining, imaginative, heartwarming excursion into the magical, mythical world of the North Pole, Santa, his friends and reindeer. Through Fawn’s many exploits you’ll watch her grow and mature as she learns about life and the world she lives in. And…you’ll also learn the answers to many questions and mysteries surrounding the North Pole and Santa himself.


Synopsis:
Legendary reindeer,Comet and Vixen, have a daughter named Fawn. Fawn yearns to explore the world outside Santa’s Village, but her parents tell her she’s much too young to go off by herself.
“I want some fun and excitement! I don’t care how dangerous it is!”
When the young reindeer utters these words, and begins sneaking out each day…she has no idea what’s in store for her!
Along the way, Fawn does make friends with a snow bunny and a short snowman…Snowboy. But all is not so rosy, as she comes to realize the dangers her parents warned her about, are actually very, very real!
Hungry, wild animals, a deadly North Pole blizzard, and dangerous strangers capturing animals to sell to a New York City zoo are just some of the situations she’s going to have to face.
It’s going to be an incredible, exciting, and unforgettable week!


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Author Interview

 

What was the inspiration for your story?

I’ve been a department store/shopping mall Santa since Christmas 1976. Over the decades, I’ve developed quite a repertoire of stories to answer children’s queries about Santa, the North Pole, his elves, reindeer, the Toy Shop, Christmas candies, et al. I’d always wanted to find an entertaining way to put them down on paper.

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What kept you going throughout the writing process?

Writing this series of books was kind of like an obsession. It was constantly on my mind. It wa never a problem to get into doing it. Rather…it was always a struggle to pull myself away and take care of other matters.

 

Who is your most meaningful character and why?

I’d have to say it’s my main character, Fawn. Through her, I think I was able to show a determined youngster, sort of a reindeer suffering ‘teen angst’….who decides to take matters into her own hands and through her many adventures and experiences, learns there’s a price for the things one does and the choices one makes in this life. Words and deeds once done…cannot be unsaid or undone. I think she is typical of many young people…but, she’s a reindeer…not human. I was hopeful, that even male readers…due to the fact she is indeed a reindeer…could identify with her problems, even though the hero of the books isn’t male.

 

Can we expect to hear more from these characters in the near future?

The three books take the reader from late September through to mid-December, 1849. At the end of the third installment, there are still two weeks left before Christmas. In my mind I have this burning question: “What happened then?”

I am presently toying with ideas for a fourth book in The Adventures of Fawn. I have a few things on paper….but nothing concrete yet.

 

How has this story touched your life?

I had often thought about writing…but any attempt I’d previously made was rather half-hearted, and without any clear inspiration. This experience took me totally by surprise. It was alwys surprising to me how I could settle down behind my keyboard and the stories would pretty much write themselves. I found myself with an ability I wasn’t aware I had. And..when I decided to try my hand at my own illustrations…because I ‘knew’ what my characters “look like”…and didn’t want an artist coming in with something that I’d have to ‘settle with’…I chose to do them myself. It surprised me it would turn out to be something a number of reviewers have praised and noted quite favorably.

 

What motivated you to start writing?

I wanted to write something that might have the potential to be a Christmas classic…something positive, and enjoyable for readers of all ages. As I stated before, I’ve been a department store/shopping mall Santa since Christmas 1976. Over the decades, I had developed a large repertoire of creative/imaginative stories to answer children’s queries about Santa, the North Pole, his elves, reindeer, the Toy Shop, Christmas candies, etc. An idea came to me one day about a young reindeer, I wrote a short story…about 4,500 words in length. I thought that was that.I didn’t really do too much with it. But…it was succeeded about a half year later by a second much longer story. At first I thought I had two stories on my hands…but then I decided to combine them…and things took off from there. A small bit of chapter 2 and good part of chapter 4 in ‘Til the Last Snowflake Falls (the first book) were the original short story.

 

 

Excerpt from Book #1-‘Til the Last Snowflake Falls:
Today was going to be the day!
     Fawn had it all planned out. The young reindeer would wait until her dad and mum, Comet and Vixen, came home to the stable, and she was going to calmly explain how unhappy she was.
     Sure…she’d mentioned it before, (more like every other day), but each time her bad mood had gotten the better of her and she’d wound up arguing with her parents. Each time they had told her she wasn’t old enough…not mature enough…to be going out on her own.
     Fawn had often pondered over their words.
     Not mature enough?!
     She wasn’t exactly sure what that meant…but just the same she didn’t like the sound of it!
     I think it’s like saying I’m still a baby! Darnit! I’m four and a half months old!!
     Fawn was convinced fun…excitement….maybe even friends could be hers to enjoy if she was free to explore the world outside Santa’s Village.
     I blew it those other times by getting too excited. If I can plainly and calmly explain to mum and dad how bored and lonely I am…how I need some friends…surely they’ll see how much I’ve changed…how much more ‘mature’ I am now…whatever that means! I’ll wait for them to come home…and then I’ll show them.
     Yes, indeed! She had it all planned out!
     But sometimes even the best laid plans can fall apart.
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Synopsis:
The Adventures of Fawn continue as an evil former elf Princess is trying to destroy The Ona Pendulum…a device that enables Santa, Wajic, his elves and reindeer to live for hundreds of years. So Fawn and her friends are off to the rescue to save Santa and company…Christmas 1849….and every other future Christmas, as well! In the process they’ll learn how a young toymaker named Kristoff Kringle became Santa Claus, how he met the elves, and where his famous, “Ho-Ho-Ho” comes from. They’ll also learn about the Rua Ondos…wonderful, magical shooting stars which fell to Earth on the very first Christmas. The Ona Pendulum is an adventure the whole family will enjoy!!


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Synopsis:
The Adventures of Fawn continue in “Far and Yet So Near’, as the young reindeer, Bunny, Doctor Weather and friends find themselves trailing Santa’s reindeer after they come under the control of a mysterious stranger, and suddenly, mindlessly march off together. Set in the year 1849, “Far And Yet So Near” sees the group led to an underground cavern where they learn the mystery man intends to steal the team of reindeer. Santa and his wizard friend, Wajic turn up in the nick of time…and it looks like everyone is rescued. But the stranger has a few tricks up his sleeve, and explosions unexpectedly rock the cavern as he makes good his escape.
But not before he ‘reindeer-naps’ Fawn and carries her off to a waiting ship. She soon finds herself a pet in an English manor house near London. Will Fawn ever return to the North Pole? Will she ever see her parents again? Will anyone ever be able to find her? Did Santa, Wajic, Doctor Weather and the reindeer perish in the explosions? Read “Far And Yet So Near” to find out!


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About the Author:
Al E. Boy is an English teacher, originally from Canada, but currently residing in Seoul, South Korea.
Through almost 40 years as a Santa Claus, Al E. Boy developed quite a repertoire of tales to explain and answer the many questions children ask about Santa, the North Pole, his reindeer, and his friends, the elves.
It was this collection of tales which prompted him to begin writing The Adventures of Fawn. Through the young daughter of legendary reindeer Comet and Vixen, he’s been able to weave an exciting, colorful, imaginative world which will delight readers of all ages!




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