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Friday, March 27, 2020

Book Blast & Giveaway: The Mocking Man by Leslie Georgeson



We're happy to host the book blast for THE MOCKING MAN by romantic suspense author Leslie Georgeson. Leslie is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Be sure to enter on form below and good luck!


THE MOCKING MAN
By Leslie Georgeson
Romantic Suspense

THE PACT: Two friends. One pact. A dangerous plan with an elaborate deception. In a world where they must rely on each other to survive, how far will each of them go to honor the pact?
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The Mocking Man:

Deception.

Not a word I would have associated with myself fifteen years ago. Back then I was innocent and carefree, a teenage boy with big dreams.

Then my best friend Rafe was kidnapped, and my world fell apart. I foolishly thought I could save him.

I was wrong.

Now my entire life is a web of deceit. My every breath tainted by lies. I don’t like what I’ve become. But it’s essential for my very survival.

My job now is to stay in the shadows and keep Rafe’s sister Isabella safe. She can’t even know I’m here.

Then danger lurks closer. Somehow, I must protect her while keeping my secret.

But I get so caught up in my own twisted game that I eventually make a terrible mistake.

Now she’s a part of the pact. And I can’t let her go.

But what kind of life can I give her if I can never be anything more than the mocking man?

***This series is a romantic suspense duet. Book 1 is Alex’s story, and Book 2 is Rafe’s story. Each is a separate romance with an HEA (and no cliffhangers). However, events from book 1 lead to events in book 2. Therefore, it is recommended that they be read in order to get the full story. These books contain strong language, adult situations, and dark subject matters. Recommended for readers ages 18 and up.***




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Mr. Wilson could be watching me right now through the video surveillance he’d mentioned.
Be very careful, Izzy. You could go to jail if you get caught. 
My boss’s words about being unethical flashed through my mind. What I was contemplating now wasn’t ethical at all. It was dishonest. Wrong.
But I needed to find out if Alex was alive. I needed to find the mocking man. And I needed to do it today. So while Mr. Wilson slept, I was going to quietly snoop while I cleaned, and see if I could find something that might give me answers.
Video surveillance be dammed. If I moved around just right, carrying my supplies and acting like I was cleaning, then he wouldn’t know I was snooping, right?
A half hour later, I’d searched through this entire side of the villa and found no evidence suggesting Alex Davies might live here. Was I wasting my time here? Was Alex truly dead?
I tiptoed back into the kitchen. Then I went around past the sunroom area and down a separate hallway, checking each room. Nothing.
The last door to my right was closed. The sun wasn’t all the way up yet, so it was still a bit dark in the hallway. As I drew nearer, it became apparent the “closed” door actually stood slightly ajar. Just a crack. As if someone had forgotten to close it all of the way.
For some reason, that small opening called to me, saying, “Come check me out. There are secrets in here.”
And I fell for it. Hook, line, and sinker.
I gravitated toward the opening, eager to see beyond, taking no heed to my inner warnings that shrieked, curiosity killed the cat, Izzy. Be careful.
Gently pressing on the door, I pushed it open.
The room was shrouded in darkness, the curtains drawn.
A sense of eeriness crept over me as I tried to make out what I was seeing.
I stumbled back, a scream erupting from my throat.
What the…crap was that?








Leslie Georgeson writes romance and suspense, sometimes with a dash of sci-fi or paranormal tossed in to make things more interesting. She is the author of the military romantic suspense series, THE DREGS, which was nominated for the 2018 TopShelf Indie Book Awards. Her other titles include the UNLIKELY HEROES series, the UNDERNEATH series, the standalone romantic mystery, NO SON OF MINE, and the newly released romantic suspense duet, THE PACT. Book one, The Mocking Man, is now available on Amazon and book two, The Honest Liar, is scheduled for an early June 2020 release. Leslie lives with her husband and daughter on a quiet country acreage in Idaho.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Authors To Watch: MaryAnn Kempher Author MOCHA, MOONLIGHT, AND MURDER #authorstowatch





For many years, MaryAnn Kempher lived in Reno Nevada where most of her stories are set. Her books are an entertaining mix of mystery and humor. She lives in the Tampa Florida area with her husband, two children, and a very snooty Chorkie.

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One night, 28-year-old, Katherine O’Brian, decides to walk to an all-night diner. The only problem?
It’s midnight, but Katherine lives in Reno Nevada, a city that never sleeps; she can clearly see the diner’s lights in the distance. It’s no big deal, until she passes someone’s garage where a man is loading a dead body into the trunk of his car.

And now, she’s in trouble. She outran the man that night, and while she has no idea who he is, he knows who she is. And he wants her dead.

As if attempts on her life weren’t stressful enough, Katherine has gone back to college. She’s determined to finally finish her degree, but her lab partner is driving her crazy. He’s hot, but annoying. And she’s not sure which she wants more—a night of mad, passionate sex or a new lab partner. It varies from day to day.

Will Katherine give in to her lust for her partner or will she give in to her desire to throttle him? If she’s in the ground before graduation, it won’t matter.
Not your typical romance, not your typical mystery.

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We welcome you to My Bookish Pleasures! Can you tell us how you got started writing fiction?

Most writers I’ve known will tell you that they’ve been writing all their lives. However, I became a writer in an unusual way. I don’t recall giving writing much thought until one day after reading an on-line article that got me to thinking. Out of the blue, I turned to my husband and said, “I think I’m gonna write a book.” That book took me nearly five years from start to publication, but book two was published the same year and books three-through seven were published one per year. That first book, Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder, ended up being dramatically different from the original concept, but from that book on, I was hooked.

Describe your writing process. Do you plot or write by the seat of your pants? When and where do you write?

Both. When I first start a book, after brainstorming, I’ll write three or four scene starters. For instance, I’ll create a table in Word and make rows. The first three rows might be something like: 
Jack and Curt go see the Chief of Police
Jack interviews murder victim’s family.
Curt interviews girlfriend
I’ll do this until I have at least ten scene ideas

After I’m well into writing the book, I’m much more seat-of-my pants. The words just flow from my mind to the keyboard. I usually will write, after work, at a local Starbucks or Barnes&Noble.

Of all your characters from book one, Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder, which character is your favorite? Why?

I don’t want to give too much away, but there is a detective in book one that I like very much. He’s smart, handsome, and a huge flirt. Naturally, I like Katherine O’Brian, my main character a lot—but the detective is a special character.

What was the most challenging aspect of writing your book?

It takes serious discipline to write a book. The book won’t write itself. So, for me, the hardest part of writing a book is—writing the book. Finding the time, the energy and sitting down and doing it. I love to write, but I’m easily distracted by the TV or refrigerator. 

What projects are you currently working on?

Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder is book one of a seven book series. I just published book seven in January 2020, so I’m taking a break. After a short break, I’ll begin writing a new series, sort of a spin-off—focusing on two of the supporting, but very beloved, characters from books two through seven.

What advice would you offer to new or aspiring fiction authors?

Don’t just sit down at the computer and start writing, not with your first book. With your first book, at least, you’ll need preparation. Go to the bookstore or library, take out self-help books on writing and on writing your genre. If your book is set someone unfamiliar, take a trip there, take notes.  Brainstorm and just know—the first draft doesn’t have to be perfect. You’ll edit, you’ll revise. So, don’t be too hard on yourself if you re-read a paragraph or chapter and think, “This stinks.” It won’t always stink.





Monday, March 23, 2020

Book Feature: Design Process by Mauro Moro - Win a $25 Gift Card





Title: Design Process
Author: Maura Moro
Publisher: PartridgeSingapore
Genre: Reference/General
Format: Ebook
My design process is not only a handbook full of useful tools and kits. It is also an act of love to design. It is a prayer for design to get back to its glory days when it made sense. It is an appeal to the younger designers! Don’t surrender to the status quo who wants you just as worker ants! Don’t lose your inner voice and your passion for design! Don’t get comfortable in the prevailing conformism! Ask! Seek! Find! Discover new ways, never settle against the pre-cooked solutions, predictable patterns and pre-set goals! Go beyond! Make the impossible!

Monday, March 16, 2020

MONSTERLAND by Michael Okon






MONSTERLAND
By Michael Okon
YA Monster Fiction

Welcome to Monsterland—the scariest place on Earth.Wyatt Baldwin’s senior year is not going well. His parents divorce, then his dad mysteriously dies. He’s not exactly comfortable with his new stepfather, Carter White, either. An ongoing debate with his best friends Melvin and Howard Drucker over which monster is superior has gotten stale. He’d much rather spend his days with beautiful and popular Jade. However, she’s dating the brash high-school quarterback Nolan, and Wyatt thinks he doesn’t stand a chance. But everything changes when Wyatt and his friends are invited to attend the grand opening of Monsterland, a groundbreaking theme park where guests can interact with vampires in Vampire Village, be chased by werewolves on the River Run, and walk among the dead in Zombieville.With real werewolves, vampires and zombies as the main attractions, what could possibly go wrong?

Praise:

“Michael Okon crafts a fabulous novel with unique, unforgettable characters. …The world building was done fabulously. There were believable backgrounds that explain how it could be possible for there to be a world that had not only vampires, but also werewolves and zombies, excuse me, the vitality-challenged. It all comes together seamlessly as the plot lines converge to make for an explosive ending.” – Devouring Books 2017, blogspot

“I can assure you of this: you will not be disappointed. Nor will you sleep well at night for a while, either. But isn’t that the mark of a master storyteller! Hat’s off to Michael Okon” – Theodore Jerome Cohen, Author of “House of Cards: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Martelli NYPD, #2)”

“As this book deserves not only top of the New York Times bestseller list but on the big screen as well. The moment I began to read my world was transformed and I was living through the novel.” – Carey Hurst, Tales of A Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom

“First rate YA fiction with a monsterous twist. Highly recommended.” – Richard Schwindt, author of “The Death in Sioux Lookout Trilogy”

“Okon does a fantastic job of creating distinct personalities for the different monsters. The vampires are sly and cunning while the werewolves are weary and brooding. Even the zombies have some personality, albeit it’s only shown through thoughts they struggle to string together.” – Alejandro Ramos, medium.com

“I enjoyed the beautiful prose, the great characters, and the exciting plot. It’s hard to read this novel without getting emotionally involved.” – Divine Zape, Readers’ Favortie (Five Star Review)

“I think MONSTERLAND provides something different for the YA category that really isn’t otherwise present, not only in type of story but in teen/adult relationships.” – litbites.com, Blog Tour

“This book has a charm often lost in supernatural stories. Michael Okon sets a brilliant scene where you can hear and see the world coming to life before your eyes. You don’t read this book, you live it. .. Monsterland makes for a fun yet harrowing horror read, with injections of comedy, and masterful execution.” – K.J. Simmill (5 Star Review)

Monsterland Awards

  • 2017 Readers’ Favorite Five Star Review
  • Feathered Quill Book Awards 2018 – Science Fiction/Fantasy – Second Place
  • Feathered Quill Book Awards 2018 – Teen Fiction, Graphic/Anime (13-18 years) – First Place
  • The Feathered Quill, The Write Companion Award for Best Overall Top Pick
  • 2018 Shelf Unbound – Notable
  • 2018 Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal Winner in the Young Adult – Horror genre
  • 2019 International Book Awards – Fiction: Fantasy – Finalist
  • 2020 Feathered Quill Book Awards – Gold/1st Place – Best of Backlist


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Chapter 1
The Everglades

The sky was a sparkling, powder blue, mosquitoes droned lazily over the tepid water, frogs croaked messages while they sunbathed on waxy lily pads. The fire he created burned bright, rabbit roasting on a spit made from hickory, the juices dripping to hiss in the flames. Seven of them lay in scattered repose, enjoying the late afternoon lull—two napped, the others tossed a stuffed fur in the form of a ball around the clearing, hooting with amusement when it rolled into the brush. They traveled in a pack, his group, his makeshift family, foraging together, hiding in plain sight. It had been that way for generations. But the glades were getting smaller, the humans invasive.
The sun started its slow descent into the horizon, hot pink and lilac clouds rippling against the empty canvas of the sky. Their color deepened as the sky filled, the rosy hue morphing into a burnt orange as the sun hid behind the condensation. The air thickened, moisture causing the leaves to lie heavily against the branches. Here and there, fireflies lit the gloom, doing a placid ballet in the humid air. The men moved closer as the sun sank into the western treetops, the fading sky promising another clear day tomorrow in the Everglades despite the moving ceiling of clouds.
A lone hawk cried out, disturbing the peace of the glade. Huge birds answered, flapping their wings, creating a cacophony of swamp sounds. The area became a concerto of animals responding to the disruption of their home—wild screams, squeaks, and complaints of the invasion of their territory.
The lead male stood, his head tilted. He heard it again. It was music, the strange organization of sounds, predictable as well as dangerous. Where those rhythms originated meant only one thing—they were not alone. They all rose, tense and alert, searching the waterway. Billy pointed, his dirty hands silently parting an outcropping of trees to expose a flat-bottom boat with strangers floating slowly toward them. It was filled with people, excitedly searching the banks of the swamp, their expensive khaki bush clothes ringed with sweat. Many held huge cameras. It was obviously a film crew, invasive, nosy individuals looking for something, anything, to enhance their lives. Men’s voices drifted on the turgid air. Billy stood, sniffing, his mates following suit. He glanced at the sky, gauging the time, his eyes opening wide. It was late. The bald top of the moon peeked over the ridge in the south, the sky graying to twilight with each passing second. Night came fast and furious in the swamp, dropping a curtain of darkness, extinguishing all light except for the beacon of the full moon. That chalk-white orb floated upward, indifferent to the consequences of its innocent victims. A halo of lighter blue surrounded the globe, limning the trees silver, the cobwebs in the trees becoming chains of dripping diamonds in the coming night.
What were the interlopers doing here? Billy thought furiously. This was their territory. The humans didn’t belong in the swamp. The moon continued its trip to the heavens, the familiar agony beginning in his chest. Billy fought the demons churning within his body, feeling the pain of metamorphosis. He curled inward, hunching his shoulders, the curse of his nature making his spine pull until his tendons and muscles tore from their human positions to transform into something wicked. A howl erupted from his throat, followed by another, and then another. Grabbing handfuls of dirt, he tried to fight the awful change, but, as the sun dipped to its fiery death, the moon took control of his life, and the unnatural force tore through his unwilling body. Reason fled; his heart raced. Falling on his hands and knees, he let loose a keening cry as his face elongated, his body changing into a canine, fangs filling his mouth. He raced in a circle in a demented dance, knowing his fellow pack members did the same thing. Slowing, he regulated his labored breathing, forcing the icy calmness he needed to keep some semblance of reason. He peered through the dense brush. Lights from the search party bobbed in the distance. The odor, the stench of humanity, filled the clearing.
He turned, digging furiously on the ground, throwing dirt on the flames, hiding their existence. It was no good. Discovery would ruin everything. No one could live with their kind. Humans brought disease, humans brought anger, humans brought hatred. They were there; he could smell them, see their clumsy bodies invading his home. “They’ve found us,” he growled in the special language they used. “Run!” he barked as he turned to his pack, watching his friends’ naked skin transform until it was covered with the same silvered fur. They cried out in unison at the pain, howling with the injustice, and then ran in fear from the interlopers threatening their habitat.










Michael Okon is an award-winning and best-selling author of multiple genres including paranormal, thriller, horror, action/adventure and self-help. He graduated from Long Island University with a degree in English, and then later received his MBA in business and finance. Coming from a family of writers, he has storytelling in his DNA. Michael has been writing from as far back as he can remember, his inspiration being his love for films and their impact on his life. From the time he saw The Goonies, he was hooked on the idea of entertaining people through unforgettable characters.
Michael is a lifelong movie buff, a music playlist aficionado, and a sucker for self-help books. He lives on the North Shore of Long Island with his wife and children.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Authors To Watch: Laura Munson Author Willa's Grove #authorstowatch





LAURA MUNSON is the bestselling author of This Is Not The Story You Think It Is, which chronicles her journey through her own midlife crossroads. Drawing from the striking response to her memoir, the essay version of it in the New York Times “Modern Love” column, and her speaking events at women’s conferences across the US, Laura founded the acclaimed Haven Writing Retreats and Workshops. After watching hundreds of people find their unique and essential voices under the big sky of Montana she calls home, Laura created Willa, the invitation, the friends, and the town to share what she has learned with people globally. Her work has been published and featured in many media outlets throughout the world.

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Website: https://www.lauramunsonauthor.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lauramunson
Facebook: https://www.instagram.com/lauramunsonauthor/
 

In this powerful and inspiring novel, three women, from coast to coast and in between, open their mailboxes to the same intriguing invitation. Although leading entirely different lives, each has found
herself at a similar, jarring crossroads. Right when these women thought they’d be comfortably settling into middle age, their carefully curated futures have turned out to be dead ends. The sender of the invitation is Willa Silvester, who is reeling from the untimely death of her beloved husband and the reality that she must say goodbye to the small mountain town they founded together. Yet as Willa mourns her losses, an impossible question keeps staring her in the face: So now what?
Struggling to find the answer alone, fiercely independent Willa eventually calls a childhood friend who happens to be in her own world of hurt—and that’s where the idea sparks. They decide to host a weeklong interlude from life, and invite two other friends facing their own quandaries. Soon the four women converge at Willa’s Montana homestead, a place where they can learn from nature and one another as they contemplate their second acts together in the rugged wilderness of big sky country.

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We welcome you to My Bookish Pleasures! Can you tell us how you got started writing fiction?

I started writing books my last year in college in 1988 and have never stopped. Most of my work is fiction, but I’m known for memoir. Fiction is my true love and it takes a long time to learn the craft of making up a place, a plot, and the characters who people it, in a voice that is all your own. I’m really proud that this book is my first published novel. It’s lived inside me for many years and I love it.

Describe your writing process. Do you plot or write by the seat of your pants? When and where do you write?

When I am structuring a book I begin with a central question and then ask who would be asking this question. So the question begets the character(s), which beget the plot. I don’t use an outline for the first draft. I go intuitively. Then in the next draft, I see what I’ve got and start to piece it all together. The process of writing a novel takes me many drafts. You have to love the process and I do! To that end, just like I’ve raised flexible children, I’ve raised a flexible writer in myself. I write wherever and whenever I can find a window. And I work hard to commit to doing this on a daily basis.

Can you tell us about your most recent release?

Willa’s Grove is a novel about four women who are at major crossroads moments in their lives. They’ve isolated themselves as so many of us do when we are staring down the barrel of the question we all ask many times in our lives: So now what? Maybe life didn’t turn out the way we’d planned, or maybe we’re in our next chapter and we’re not at all sure how to nagivate it. The crossroads moments of our lives can be paralyzing, and the four characters in Willa’s Grove are all facing challenges that either you or someone you love are facing, have faced, or will face sooner than later. And so much of it has to do with identity. Who am I now? What is my next step? Who can help me take it? Sometimes you have to reach outside of your comfort zone to find the exact people you need—who are facing the same sort of question with the same level of fear, shame, dashed dreams, and harried hope. And that’s what this book models: Four women coming together to help each other find what’s next…all set in the inspiring landscape that is Montana.

How did you get the idea for the book?

The idea came to me after leading one of my Haven Writing Retreats in Montana. Over and over I hear, “This just changed my life.” Or “From now on it’s before Haven and after Haven.” Or “Yes, this was about writing, but it’s about so much more.” And I thought, How can I possibly capture the magic of what happens when people come together far from home, to powerfully and intentionally tap into the essence of their self-expression, their voices, their heart language? How can I show how essential temporary community can be? How can I call people to take this stand for themselves—especially when they feel alone or misunderstood or isolated in their lives? How can I make a case for bridging to people outside your daily life in order to bridge more authentically back to your home community? And these four women were born. This book is in no way about a writing retreat. But I feel that the spirit of what happens at Haven…happens in the pages of Willa’s Grove.


Of all your characters, which one is your favorite? Why?

I love all four of these women equally. I like to say that “they are not me, nor are they anyone I know. But they are all of us.” In fact, they are so real to me that last winter I was walking in the woods and came upon a stunning aspen grove. An aspen grove is one organism and these women become like their own grove, hence the title. So I dug my hand into my parka pocket, pulled out my cell phone, lifted it to just the right angle capturing four of the aspens in the grove, took the picture, smiled, and then searched for the ongoing text feed that surely must exist between these characters and me. Surely. And then I blinked and shook my head and said aloud, laughing, “My God. They don’t exist!” But they absolutely exist in my heart. I hope they will live in your heart too!

What was the most challenging aspect of writing your book?

Letting go. I love it deeply and dearly and it’s been with me for eight or so years. I’m going to miss living in this world that I made up in a part of Montana very far from mine. Luckily, the lessons that these characters learn are available to us wherever we live.

What projects are you currently working on?

I am working on another memoir, and a book about creative self-expression. And I have five or so finished novels which I’d love to see in print, but the books that I’m working on now are my first priority.

What advice would you offer to new or aspiring fiction authors?

There is no recipe or ten steps to writing fiction, nor to writing in general. You simply have to sit down and write, whether you write intuitively or use an outline. Get to know yourself on the page in the genre of your choice. Be true to yourself. Show up as often as you can. In order to sustain this, it’s important to find a writing practice that works for you, based on who you are, what your life is like, what your habits and responsibilities are, when the creative juices flow and when they don’t. And you have to honor that and know that these variables will change. So be flexible and committed and kind with yourself. Develop an inner champion who knows how to calm the inner critic. She’s just a scared child, anyway, who knows exactly what to say to break your heart. And even though writing is a solitary act, it comes from living in community. So join a writers group. Come on one of my Haven Writing Retreats in Montana! Seek community. Know that you don’t have to do it alone!










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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Authors To Watch: Brit Lunden, Author of The Knowing #authorstowatch





Brit Lunden is a prolific author who’s written over 50 books in assorted genres under different pen names. Bulwark was her first effort in adult fiction and was chosen by several of her fellow authors as the basis for a new series, A Bulwark Anthology.  Using her characters, they are creating new denizens in spin-off stories to this bizarre town. Brit Lunden lives on Long Island in a house full of helpful ghosts.

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Bulwark- a wall or stockade that protects or sometimes hides the truth from the outside world. Bulwark, Georgia, isolated, hidden. Who knows what strange things can happen when the rest of the world can’t see you? JB Stratton is alone in the world, and all he has left are the memories of his beloved Ellie. Dirt poor JB and wealthy Ellie feel an instant connection that is as intense and primal as the blood red earth of their home. Unseen roots connect them, pulling them into an impossible
relationship. Will the memories of past lives help or hinder the path of their love? Based on the original novella Bulwark, by Brit Lunden, The Knowing continues the story of a town isolated from the rest of the world where the impossible becomes plausible, and logic is determined by reality.

“THE KNOWING is a wonderfully written romance, a time-hopping supernatural mystery, and an all-around good time–a worthy addition to Brit Lunden’s Bulwark anthology.” – Lisa Butts for IndieReader

“Lunden’s characters feel real, and their interactions make the story work quite well. Her plot is engaging and suitably dark, making this an entertaining urban fantasy tale. The Knowing: A Bulwark Anthology is a well written and engrossing read. It’s most highly recommended.” – Jack Magnus, Readers’ Favorite

“Romance devotees looking for a quick, colorful read should consider The Knowing, which might spark interest in checking out the preceding novella and other installments in the Bulwark Anthology, all of which are currently available in paperback and ebook.” – BlueInk Reviews

An interesting read and wonderful first addition to what seems to be an anthology with much promise. – Insatiable Readers (blog)

The skillful storytelling brings the characters to life and provides a highly immersive reading experience… I strongly urge you to read Brit Lunden’s original novella Bulwark as well, which sets the stage for all the characters in the anthology and offers more excitement for fans of paranormal thrillers. – Ice Fairy’s Treasure Chest (blog)


The Knowing, as its title suggests, makes a compelling pull in such a short space of pages, absolutely filled with emotion and conveying a powerfully romantic story line in sharp contrast to the previous book, but also very fitting of the town and its tone. Readers seeking an immersive new series where they can experience all different story types within the same, dark mysterious world are certain to love The Knowing and the Bulwark Anthology in general.” – K. C. Finn, Readers’ Favorite

“The story is brief yet impactful as the details included and the images they paint are emotionally evocative. The wisdom of characters such as Bear Bryant shines through and adds a beautiful touch to the already delightful love story. The intensity of JB and Ellie’s relationship plus the paranormal aspects of their story makes it even more enthralling. The Knowing by Brit Lunden is a well-told tantalizing read.” – Edith Wairimu, Readers’ Favorite

“It is a beautifully written love story encompassing the present, past, and even past lives. It is a romance with a hint of the supernatural. It is well written with a level of area building and character development often unseen in shorter books. It was easy to read this in one sitting; the story is sweet, intriguing, and sometimes moving. It has certainly piqued my interest in other books by this author, especially the Bulwark, from which this story stems. ” – K.J. Simmill, Readers’ Favorite

“The engaging tale’s centerpiece is the teens’ romance, with a Southern setting the author masterfully captures… The unadorned prose and concise descriptions make for a quick read all the way to the bittersweet ending… A short but undeniably charming love story.” – Kirkus Reviews 

“When two people find each other and then lose each other, it sometimes takes extraordinary happenings to bring them back together. “The Knowing” is a quick little story underwritten with the paranormal, and this keeps readers guessing. What could possibly go wrong in this strange world?” – Long And Short Reviews

“For those readers looking for a fast-paced paranormal mystery novel with excellent, vivid descriptive elements, this is a great choice for you. I believe that Brit Lunden’s works are destined to become a classic in paranormal short story fiction.” – Patricia Lynn Dompieri, Lemon Bee & Other Peculiar Tales

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Do you have a day job?  What do you do?

I am the CEO of a rather large ground transportation company. I have a lot of employees, over seven regional offices and I travel a lot.

Can you name three writing tips to pass on to aspiring authors? 

1-Get on a Goodreads thread for authors and learn from them. They can offer assistance on anything from writing tips, to promotion and marketing. You can avoid many expensive pitfalls by hearing what works and what is a waste of time.

2- Don’t be afraid to enter your book in an award contests. They can be costly, so search for the best ones to invest in your genre. If your book wins, it validates that you are on the right track. Do your homework, and don’t be dismayed if your book doesn’t win. My books usually do win, but when they haven’t it made me look at them and think about what they may have been missing. I also look at the winners and see trends in the market.

3- Get active on social media. Set up a blog, Facebook page, and all the other forums. Feature other authors and write about yourself as a person. People may become interested and seek out your books.

Do you let unimportant things get in the way of your writing?

Writing is a great source of peace for me. When I read or write, I lose myself in the words and find a great deal of comfort. It’s one of my favorite pastimes.

What hours do you write best?

Creativity comes to me when my head is clearest, late at night. All day I am busy, working my day job, dealing with [problems, deadlines, and marketing both my son’s and my books. That leaves the quiet time that begins at 8:30 when elves dance in my head, and I can hear the wind howling.

Are you an avid reader?

If I am not writing, I am reading. I can usually finish a book in one night. I am a fast reader.

What are you reading now?

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger, and The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman- both are keepers!


What are you currently working on?

I am in the editing process for my son’s latest book, as well as my new joke book  under the name Carole P. Roman. When these are finished, I am going back to Bulwark and explore another character.