Monday, February 8, 2016

The Latest Release from Glenn Trust!

Just Released!

The latest book in the best selling The Hunters Series!

THE KILLING GROUND: BLOOD OF THE INNOCENT!

It is the SIXTH book in this intense and thrilling series!


The killing had begun. It started without warning. Now, The Hunters must find the murderers before more innocent blood is spilled. Tensions build when the team realizes they are fighting an enemy that is relentless and remorseless, with no limitations on the pain they inflict and the blood they are willing to shed. Killing without hesitation, their goal is to bring death and destruction to our land until we surrender.
Book 6 of The Hunters series, reunites the team, bringing George back from his exile after prison. Working against the clock, they must stop those who would kill us all. Failure is not an option.


AMAZON US

AMAZON CANADA
AMAZON UK
AMAZON AUSTRALIA

If you are not already familiar with Glenn Trust's The Hunters Series or his other popular novels please read a previous Blog post of mine where I did an AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT on Glenn Trust! You will find AMAZON links for all his novels including Special Editions of The Hunters Series Volume 1-3 and his great Blue Eyes Series featuring Alice!

*Remember*
 Any of Trust's work makes a GREAT GIFT! Perfect for a birthday or for someone who lives anywhere in the world or as an alternative to sending flowers if a friend is in the hospital!

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Gift a Book!

Another of the many reasons to love e-readers is that you may GIFT ebooks to friends and family who live either around the corner or perhaps thousands of miles away, without getting out of your jammies and leaving your home. Of course with Christmas around the corner this may be the first thing that pops into your mind. However, if your friend has an e-reader, or a tablet as you may download an app for Kindle, and will be having day surgery and they live too far away for you to drop by the hospital for an hour and/or you have already sent flowers, you may also wish to go to Amazon.com or Smashwords and gift them that great ebook you just read last week have it sent to them.
(Some Amazon sites such as the Canadian one, will not yet let you gift ebooks. I use my Amazon.com account to do so,)
A few months ago, a friend of mine was confined to a hospital room for radiation therapy, and was unable to receive visitors. I have had this procedure, and it is very lonely sixty hours. Thankfully, most hospitals have WI-FI so I was not cut off from the world. I did not bring any credit cards with me and I was surprised to find out I needed one to pay the fifteen dollar a day rental fee to have a telephone hooked up. You are told to leave all your valuables at home, so I figured I would use the phone in my room, so I did not bring my cell phone with me either. The one valuable I will not leave behind is my KOBO ARC, which is an e-reader and a tablet. I have a texting and phone app loaded on it, so with a WI-FI signal, I may do both. I have hundreds of books loaded, but when my friend was in the hospital I thought it would be nice to surprise her by sending her a book or two. She is not interested in reading erotica, plus with two patients to a room, one does not have the privacy one may desire if they were to in the mood for something spicy! A buddy of mine, obviously not a rocket scientist, (Sorry Mr. X, but I still laugh remembering you telling me this story!) was sharing a room for a weekend away with a band mate when he decided to read one of my stories. Apparently his body produced a physical reaction to my writing and he relayed how he was happy that his friend snored loudly so he would know if he woke up and he was not 'caught' reading as e-readers may not broadcast the title of the book you are enjoying but men may not always be able to hide it. Same goes for reading at the beach, and I would have thought a forty year old man would have been aware of this, or they underestimated the power of erotica. Ooops, I digress. I sent my friend whom was in the hospital the latest Glenn Trust novel in The Hunters Series. It was a nice surprise, she later told me, as although she was effectively in quarantine, she was aware I was there with her in spirit and thinking of her when she received the alert that she had been gifted some books. With Amazon you may also purchase Gift Cards if you do not have a specific title in mind, or you wish to let the patient pick something out.
Gifting ebooks may also come in handy if you forgot to put a card in the mail in time or, it happens, you forgot a birthday! You can send an ebook and they will be notified within minutes. To have fun, on a friends wedding anniversary, gift them some erotica! If a friend is in the army, gift them a comedy. A friend may also be home sick with a cold, or on bed rest with a broken leg. Send them award winning author Barry Finlays Kilimanjaro and Beyond, a book about his experience climbing the mountain with his son.

Gifting ebooks is an excellent alternative to sending flowers. Your friend will know you have been thinking of them and it only takes a few minutes to gift ebooks!

Here is a small list of books I have read and enjoyed immensely. I have gifted, or they are on my list of books I plan to gift to friends for different occasions. I have chosen books from different genres (some are the first books in a series and there may be box sets available for the complete series, which will be shown on Amazon) and I could add what I love about each book, but this would be a very long post. I can say I have read all of the books each author has released, and these are my favorites! I have left my reviews along with other readers on Amazon. Most are also available in paperback editions, which are perfect gifts for authors such as Uvi Poznanzky's work (her covers are gorgeous!) if you have time for it to be shipped. To save money on shipping, write down the ISBN number, found on the Amazon or Goodreads website, and take it with you to Barnes & Noble, Chapters, WH Smith or your local book store and they can order it through their wholesaler and you should, today is December 9, 2015, have it at your retail book store in time for Christmas, although it may depend on your location: country and city. Most authors also have copies of their books at home, so if you wish an autographed copy, try messaging the author via Goodreads or Facebook and see if you can purchase a signed copy from them, and if you pay via PayPal, depending on how you decide to have it shipped, you may receive it in time. Most authors will not charge for signing a copy, just for the cost of the book and the shipping,   


Comedy


AMAZON BEST SELLER!


When eight intrepid Canadians, sit reminiscing about their travel experiences, the memory banks open and funny events start to spill out. Cowboy Ron, Ed the Negotiator, Joke-a Minute Jim and Practical Carol are part of the motley crew comprising the author's contingent of six in-laws. Each, at one time or another, has a role to play in the humorous events that occur on their travels. Reviewers have termed it “laugh out loud hilarious”, “an exhilarating read” and “definitely a ride worth taking.”
I Guess We Missed The Boat was just named the top Travel book for 2013/14 by Reader Views in Austin, Texas. 


Drama



Ben Blake, an eighteen year old British Intelligence agent brimming with gifts; intellectual genius, striking appearance, impeccable acting skills and a heightened sixth sense... gifts that all guarantee the success of his first undercover assignment. He effortlessly infiltrates university life in Cambridge and befriends Cathy, the daughter of billionaire Edward Carter, one of the most influential and politically secure titans of the time.
Samantha Black, known as the elusive and exquisitely petite Sam. She rises from the ashes and battles her dark legacy. Her cryptic past and deep secrets become firmly intertwined with Ben’s investigations, shredding his carefully thought out plan to bits.
Jake Snell, the young rugged Earl of Yorkley, the enigma, the rogue full of vices....but possessing abundant resourcefulness, creativity and determination. He is Ben’s only lifeline in this treacherous game.
The Blake Curse is all about heartrending choices, fast pace suspense and that faith in the thread of human goodness.

Thriller
** DYING EMBERS - One of his best!
FREE TODAY - Jan 5,2016!


***Please be advised that 'Eyes of the Predator' is an intense, realistic and sometimes graphic portrayal of victimization.*** 

Eyes scanning, searching, the predator looks like...us. He could be anyone and within hours a backwater south Georgia county will be rocked by two seemingly unrelated murders that signal the arrival of a serial killer in the rural southland. 

Hunting the killer and preventing the next brutal murder falls to a plainspoken country deputy and two agents of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). It is a race against time to save the next victim and the chase leads north from the swamps along the Florida line to the foothills of the Appalachians. 

GBI agents Bob Shaklee and Sharon Price know that Deputy George Mackey is a natural hunter and if anyone can find the sadistic killer, Mackey can. But Mackey, haunted by his own demons can only wonder if he will be late again. It is his greatest fear.

Historical Fiction




  "...an eye opening and heart-warming story of survival..."

"the essence of human nature" in the beautiful historic setting of Bratislava in 1933

“Left me breathless and in awe” – "should be mandatory reading in history class"

In the sleepy town of Bratislava in 1933 a romantic girl falls for a bookseller from Berlin. Greta Weissensteiner, daughter of a Jewish weaver, slowly settles into life with the Winkelmeier clan. The political climate and slow disintegration of the multi-cultural society in Czechoslovakia becomes more complex and affects relations between the couple and their families.
The story follows their lot through the war with its torment, destruction and its unpredictability - and the equally hard times after.

From the moment that Greta Weissensteiner enters the bookstore where Wilhelm Winkelmeier works, and entrances him with her good looks and serious ways, I was hooked. But this is no ordinary romance; in tact it is not a romance at all, but a powerful, often sad, Holocaust story. What makes The Luck of the Weissensteiners so extraordinary is the chance Christoph Fischer gives his readers to consider the many different people who were never in concentration camps, never in the military, yet who nonetheless had their own indelible Holocaust experiences. Set in the fascinating area of Bratislava, this is a wide-ranging, historically accurate exploration of the connections between social location, personal integrity and, as the title says, luck. I cared about every one of this novel's characters and continued to think about them long after I'd finished reading.

-- Andrea Steiner, University of California Santa Cruz

The Luck of the Weissensteiners is an epic saga set in wartime Eastern Europe. It follows the lives of two families - one Jewish, one Catholic - and their entwined survival amidst the backdrop of the second world war; first the fascist then the communist invasion and occupation of Slovakia, and the horror of the consequences of war. The reader is transported to a world of deception, fear, distrust and betrayal, alongside enduring love and family drama. Weissensteiners is a magnificent tale of human survival.


Drama

The Other Side
by Terry Tyler



Decision time. Left or right? Mr X, or Mr Y?
Imagine being able to find out what would happen if you’d chosen the other path...
Would you make the same decision?
...and, if you could, would you go back and change all the mistakes you've ever made
in the name of love?

"The Other Side" tells of four lives, all very different.
Glamorous Katya is certain she can “have it all”, but forgets that some people have
long memories…
Cathy is trapped in a tedious marriage with the in-laws from hell – but why did the
rock-chick marry Mr Pipe and Slippers?
Alexa fears that a ‘friend’ is trying to steal away her perfect life – everyone dismisses
her fears as paranoia...
...while Sandie struggles with a drink problem and life spiralling downwards – but
which came first, the drink or the problem?

Four very different stories – but they are all connected.
"The Other Side" travels backwards through time to unravel the decisions of the past
and their influence on the present lives of everyone concerned - for better or for worse...

Poetry

Home 
by Uvi Poznanzky


Home. A simple word; a loaded one. You can say it in a whisper; you can say it in a cry. Expressed in the voices of father and daughter, you can hear a visceral longing, in poems and prose, for an ideal place. A place never to be found again.
Imagine the shock, imagine the sadness when a daughter discovers her father’s work, the poetry he had never shared with anyone during the last two decades of his life. Six years after that moment of discovery, which happened in her childhood home while mourning for his passing, Uvi Poznansky presents a tender tribute: a collection of poems and prose, half of which is written by her, and half—by her father, the author, poet and artist Zeev Kachel. She has been translating his poems for nearly a year, with careful attention to rhyme and rhythm, in an effort to remain faithful to the spirit of his words.
Zeev’s writing is always autobiographical in nature; you can view it as an ongoing diary of his life. Uvi’s writing is rarely so, especially when it comes to her prose. She is a storyteller who delights in conjuring up various figments of her imagination, and fleshing them out on paper. She sees herself chasing her characters with a pen, in an attempt to see the world from their point of view, and to capture their voices. But in some of her poems, she offers you a rare glimpse into her most guarded, intensely private moments, yearning for Home.

Short Story Collection

Lightning in the Clouds: Journeyand Passage 



It is always there, the lightning, sometimes hovering over our heads flashing in the clouds…sometimes distant, below the horizon. But it is always there. No one escapes, and when it calls...we will go.

'Lightning in the Clouds' is a collection of short stories dealing with the journey and passage that we all will take...alone
The genre of stories ranges, from Mystery, Suspense, Murder, Human interest, Social Issues and pure Bad Luck. Trust takes the reader on an emotional journey of laughter and tears, triumph and defeat, fear and anger at the lightning hovering over us all. 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Having a Great Day!

I was thrilled when earlier today I received an email from
that said  
Montreal Escort 
has won top Medalist Honors in the Erotica category!!!



Many readers & reviewers have told me that
Montreal Escort
 is their favourite book!
I am so excited to win my first award for Erotica,
and thrilled that it is for Montreal Escort!

Montreal Escort is currently on sale for
$0.99!

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

LUKAS - NEW RELEASE!

NEW RELEASE!
Karly has been waiting for a man like Lukas to come along. Then, one day, this 6'6, 280 lbs of pure muscle, hunk of a man, literally, walks into her life. Lukas, along with Wolf, are visiting from Germany and are in town to meet Mitchell, the president of the local bike gang. Both gangs have a strong dislike for a rival club. They decide that an alliance between their two clubs would be beneficial. Mitchell is being a great host, providing his guests with anything they desire. Lukas quickly realizes he desires Karly, and not just for a night. Mitchell, despite being married, also wants Karly, although she has made it clear she is not interested in him. Not wanting to cause problems with his new alliance, Mitchell stands back while Lukas and Karly get to know each other. Mitchell has no idea how serious Lukas is about Karly, nor how she feels about him. He figures when Lukas returns to Germany, he will forget all about Karly and he can continue to persuade her to become his number one mistress. If he knew the truth...










Monday, August 3, 2015

Marcia Carrington - Author

Today on my blog I would like to welcome author Marcia Carrington. 
Marcia is the author of twenty novels, with many more to come. She recently had her novel, The Announcer, on promo so I picked up a copy and read it. Here is the cover art and book blurb...


Casey Abbott has watched her favorite TV personality, William Armstrong, for years on his Home Shopping Bonanza program on the local WSTY affiliate. An unexpected chain of events prompts Casey to meet William in person, where she will discover the real side to William Armstrong, and see him in a light she never expected…

The Announcer is a fun, summer read and I loved the theme. I think most people, even though they are not fanatics or stalkers, would like to meet a certain public figure or celebrity and this is what happens to Casey Abbott.
I contacted Marcia to ask her if she would like to be on my blog to answer a few questions about this book and she graciously accepted!


Thanks for being here, Marcia!

Thank you so much Karena, for the opportunity of being on your lovely blog, and a big hello to your readers.
Q. The Announcer has a fun theme. How did you decide or what made you decide to write this book?

A. I used to watch a Home Shopping style program with a host presenting products to the audience, and was fascinated by his charming, lively manner of selling goods. It got me to thinking whether his onscreen persona actually matched his offscreen life, of which I have no knowledge. I thought it would be a good idea for a book to present the contrasting lives of a celebrity in this vein, and how the public does not always match the private life of a person, and their lives can be anything but perfect when you look beyond the obvious.

Q. Have you ever met a celebrity or famous person in real life?

A. I have met a few celebrities in real life, TV stars, hosts and hostesses, and one newsreader. I was struck by how nice they were, but how the hosts and hostesses were much quieter than what their onscreen personalities would suggest, but very interesting people to speak with. The newsreader gave the impression onscreen of being wisecracking and lively, but in real life was much taller than expected, and seemed to be every bit he was on TV!

Q. If possible, who would you wish to meet?

A. Where should I start? I think Oprah Winfrey and Phil Donahue would be very interesting to meet, as would many talk show hosts. Authors such as Judith Krantz and Danielle Steele, and soap opera writers Harding Lemay, Agnes Nixon, Bridget and Jerome Dobson, and Bradley Bell would be wonderful to talk to. Daytime TV stars, both active and not acting at the moment, are other celebrities I would love to meet. Just to name a few, Robin Mattson, Charles Grant, John Allen Nelson, Beverly Penberthy, Linda Dano, and Laura Malone. Other actors such as Brad Pitt, Hugh Jackman, Julia Roberts, Peggy Lipton, and George Clooney would be very interesting to meet.

Q. Without giving it away, this book has a little cliff-hanger at the end. Is a sequel in the future?

A. I have a sequel to THE ANNOUNCER in the works, but I’m thinking possibly 2017 for the follow up at the moment, but it could arrive earlier, or later.

Q. Your bio stated that you like writing about the human condition. Which of your twenty novels that you have written so far, is your favourite, and why?

A. Although I love all my books, I would have to say MAN ON A MOTORBIKE is my favorite. I enjoyed writing the romance of Linda and Clay, and charting their life together, albeit in a very brief form. I will be expanding upon elements of their life together in the sequel SILAS SAVAGE, which will be released in 2016. It will portray Linda’s life after the two tragedies in her life, and the effect of her meeting Silas Savage, the man on the motorbike from the original story.

Sounds as though you will be very busy writing and releasing many more books! I wish you the best, and thank you for being on my blog!

Thank you very much for having me today Karena!


Author Bio:
 Marcia Carrington writes about the human condition, exploring what makes people tick, but in an upbeat and optimistic tone. She is an interested observer of popular culture, and fan of cinema from all eras and countries, especially from the 1930-1970s. Marcia is also a long-time soap opera viewer, watching daytime, and night time serials from a very young age. 
Marcia is also a food connoisseur, with a particular love of chocolate, and coffee. The morning coffee has always been a staple for Marcia, and something which she cannot do without. There is just something about the fresh aroma of coffee early in the morning, and anytime for that fact, which proves irresistible to her.  

Other Books by Marcia Carrington
The Grandmother's Message
The Great High School Love Game
What's A Man To Do
The Adventure of Mrs Browning
Adam, My Guardian Angel
Looking Back
Man On A Motorbike
Mark's Passionate Heart
Harvey Handsome
Angry Cameron
Jeremiah and Georgina's Christmas
Grant's Anguish
The Chauffeur
Mandy's Dream Beau
The Kidnapper
Grant's High School Reunion
Brandy's Summer Idol
Patricia's Holiday Affair
Sabrina's Surprise Visitor

Find & Follow Marcia on
Twitter: @MarCarring