Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Barrier by D.C. Renfroe

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The book will release on October 10th, 2016

When Claire Luna is kidnapped and taken to a remote island, her predictable life is torn to shreds. She thought she understood grief, loss and loneliness. But nothing prepared her for the island.

Tucker Knight had his world turned upside down when he was a young teen. He’d known love, security and normality. But things changed, and somehow he lost his innocence along the way.

Barrier takes you on a compelling, thrilling and sometimes brutal journey of Claire and Tucker, who in a bid to control their destiny, must learn about trust and submission. And also about love.

The island is under the control of Dr. Stephen Bell, a scientist obsessed with the secrets of humanity through genetic engineering. Claire is part of his obsession, and quickly comprehends Bell’s twisted intentions. She is forced to decide between submission and life-altering consequences. In her desperate attempt to survive, Claire surprises Bell and Tucker with her strength to fight.

But, can she trust Tucker? Is he her enemy or her savior? Claire understands that to surrender means to survive, but can she endure? Tucker can’t help but be enamored by the spirited and determined Claire, but to survive, he must face and overcome his haunting past. Up until Claire’s arrival on the island, he had never thought himself capable, or deserving, but perhaps this was his chance to finally do the right thing.

About the Author:mediakit_authorphoto_barrierI began writing many years ago and put it aside to raise a family. I put myself through college working toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, which I have almost completed. I took every writing class that was offered and finally put pen to paper after dreaming of completing a novel for almost twenty years. In the meantime, I worked as a freelance journalist for a local newspaper briefly and wrote a personal blog while living in south Florida. I currently work as an Instructional Designer based in Austin, Texas. I am a mother of four and truly believe they are my greatest creation! Two of my children inherited my love of writing and I encourage them to write every chance they get!

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IndieLove Magazine, Volume 2: Spotlight

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MediaKit_BookCover_IndieLove2IndieLove Magazine is a publication promoting independent Authors, Musicians, Crafters, Artists, Film etc.

Issue 2 has some of the best, Authors Mia Sheridan and Amy Harmon grace the pages as well as Goddessfish promotions. Artist Kim Walker, Actor Shawn Hawkins, Derek Webb, Co Founder of Noisetrade etc.

Enjoy an excerpt: MediaKit_ImageForExcerpt1Kelly Oliver- recently enchanted assembled music lovers around the country on her 18 date second album tour. Kelly is a guitarist/ harmonicist, with influences ranging from the song style of Bob Dylan, the intense lyrics of Alanis Morissette and a touch of Kate Bush around the vocals. Her album Bedlam, which was released, March 6th, has been carefully crafted to show off Kelly’s strengths to full advantage. BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris is a fan and says she has a ‘beautiful, pure voice and is ‘a vital voice in British Folk’ and Chris Hawkins, who has played her on BBC 6 Music said she is ‘fabulously gifted, something special’.

Kelly Oliver is one of the new breed of bright young musicians who stands out from the crowd with her ‘golden vocals’. Bedlam features a range of songs with themes ranging from war to migration, and social injustice to love in all its guises as well as the ever tempting eternal triangle.

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The Sale of Woodhouse Glass by K.J. Watters – Spotlight and Giveaway

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00063]“Touching and intelligent, The Sale of Woodhouse Glass isn’t your ordinary romance. Kali Woodhouse is a widowed mother-of-two who spends her days running her deceased husband’s business, Woodhouse Glass, and flirting with the town police officer, who is exactly right for her in every way. He’s certainly a better choice than the bad-boy, screw-up she’s known since childhood, and who just so happens to need a job and has the necessary skills for Woodhouse Glass.

“No, this isn’t the generic storyline you’ve seen before with flat characters who play their roles according to the formula. Watters eschews cliche and instead tells a touching story about love, loss, family, and finding happiness again after tragedy.”

-Author of “Someone Else’s Fairytale” E.M. Tippetts

Enjoy an excerpt:

“Hey, look at you in street clothes…You look tall. I mean good. You look good. Although not very detective-ish.” She’d blurted out her first thought to keep from staring, and she immediately regretted it. Hoping to come off as playful rather than unfiltered, she paired her words with a gentle tap to his shoulder with the back of her hand.

Parker chuckled, his broad smile and perfect teeth reinforcing the magazine-worthy image. “Well, thanks, but that was supposed to be my line. You look pretty good yourself. Beautiful, actually.” He paused long enough for her to blush. “Are you all ready?”

“Yep. I forgot how quickly I can get myself ready when it’s just me. You have no idea how much work it is to leave the house with kids. Getting everyone in shoes that match and fit seems like it should be easy, but I’m not kidding when I say that it takes half of our morning every single day.”

Please stop talking, she begged herself, turning to lock her door and trying to collect her thoughts—or at least shut her mouth.

“Huh. That’s probably why my sister-in-law keeps her kids’ shoes in the car. She and my brother have two kids about the same ages as yours. Two boys.” Parker led her to the silver SUV in the driveway and opened the passenger door. As he walked around to the driver’s side, Kali focused intently on buckling her seatbelt, an exercise in appearing to be a normal, stable, person.

“I was wondering if I was going to get to ride in a police cruiser tonight, but I guess I won’t get to cross that one off my bucket list.” Kali heard her voice again, nervously jabbering against her will.

Parker didn’t seem to mind following her rambling conversation. “I don’t drive it home. But I could probably arrange a ride if it means that much to you. A bucket list item is a big deal.”

“Well, maybe my list is too long. It also has ‘grow a prize-winning pumpkin,’ ‘fold a thousand paper cranes,’ and ‘catch a seagull.’” Luckily, Kali’s imagination kept pace with her mouth.

“I might need to rethink my list. I’m really not sure how I could have overlooked those.”

About the Author:MediaKit_AuthorPhoto_TheSaleOfWoodhouseGlassK.J. Watters is the author of The Sale of Woodhouse Glass, a solitary journalistic article, and a large number of unfinished manuscripts.

She has an underutilized degree in Communications, selected for its minimal math requirements. She married her math tutor who is now a CPA in southern Oregon.

Her hobbies currently include reading, writing, and watching beginner level gymnastics, ballet, and soccer practices. When she isn’t writing or being a mom, she also teaches high school conflict resolution classes part-time.

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Diary of a Single Wedding Planner by Violet Howe – Spotlight and Giveaway

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000040_00001]Wedding planner Tyler Warren left heartbreak behind when she ran away from her small Southern hometown and started a new life in a big city. Years later, she wants to believe in the fairy-tale endings her job promotes, but the clients she meets day after day seem to be more “Crazily Ever After” than “Happily Ever After.”

Meanwhile, her own attempts at romance play out as bizarre comedies rather than love stories, and she’s starting to think Prince Charming either fell off his horse or got eaten by a dragon. When unresolved issues from Tyler’s past complicate things even further, she discovers she may yet have some things to figure out before she can find her own happy ending.

This delightful first book in the Tales Behind the Veils series chronicles Tyler’s wacky misadventures, both personal and professional. Whether she’s getting insane requests from brides or outlandish requests on dates, you’re sure to be charmed and entertained by the Diary of a Single Wedding Planner.

Enjoy an excerpt:

“Here,” she said, gingerly holding out a pair of pantyhose between her French-manicured fingers. “Put these on.”

I swear for a minute I thought she meant for me to wear them. Then it dawned on me with sickened recognition that she wanted me to put the pantyhose on her. Ewww.

I stared at her a bit dumbfounded. I have been asked to do many things in this line of work. It’s definitely not as glamorous as the star-crossed wannabes imagine it. But never in the multitude of weddings have I ever been expected to put on another human being’s pantyhose. I thought surely she was joking. Surely, there was a bridesmaid left hiding in the room to do this. Surely, a meteor could come crashing into the hotel at that moment and create a hole to swallow me up.

As a girl with abundant thighs myself, it is my personal belief that support pantyhose are a relic left over from some medieval torture chamber. I have never been happier with the fashion world than when they decided pantyhose were out of style and we could all go bare-legged.

Putting on hose is an all-out swearing, sweating, pushing, pulling, aerobic activity that borders on assault. My granny used to say it’s like shoving two pounds of lard in a one-pound sack. To go through this torture against your own thighs within the privacy of your own room with the shades pulled down tight is one thing. But with someone else’s sweaty thighs? I was repulsed. It must have shown.

About the Author:MediaKit_AuthorPhoto_DiaryOfASingleWeddingPlannerViolet Howe enjoys writing romance with humor. She lives in Florida with her husband, who is her knight in shining armor, and their two handsome sons. They share their home with three adorable but spoiled dogs. When she’s not writing, Violet is usually watching movies, reading, or planning her next travel adventure. You can follow Violet’s ramblings on her blog, The Goddess Howe.

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Into the Darkness by KF Breene – Q&A and Giveaway

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What do you think you’re really good at?

So often I hear women answering this with “being a mom”, but I’m not one of those women where mothering comes easy. I work at it constantly and am still learning every day. I’m trying to be great at it, but it’s like hitting a moving target. Being a mom is fun, though. Each little laugh is worth it!

Otherwise, I’m in a stage where I remember what I used to be great at, but my body won’t allow for that greatness to linger. For example, I’ve always been very sporty, but right now I barely go for a run. It’s kind of a gray zone of self-discovery as I head toward the middle thirties. I really want to get great at yoga, though. That’s more my speed these days than high-impact sports. There are things I hate about getting older, and things I really love.

What do you think you’re really bad at?

Patience. I have no patience. I walk fast, I think fast, and I go-go-go. Maintaining patience is something I have to constantly strive for. When the husband and daughter are out with me somewhere, on the same speed of slow, I often have to shut down like a robot to keep from banging my head against a wall. It’s my biggest failing and drives me crazy, but there you go.

Is your life anything like it was two years ago?

It’s pretty similar. My daughter is just about three, so since she was born my life is vastly different than before she was born. I think most parents find that. Right now, though, with an added element of publishing books (two years ago I never thought I’d publish my means of escaping), my time is sucked away something fierce. I love being an accountant, so I am still doing some contracting work, but the writing gig is becoming a full time thing. At least for now. Like I said, I have two speeds—fast and stop. I’m on fast right now, so I’m working really hard to get everything going. Hopefully I’ll let myself take a break soon.

Have you ever had an imaginary friend?

Not that I remember. I daydream a lot, though, especially when I’m doing the accounting work. That’s where I come up with all the story ideas and characters. I imagine I am somewhere else getting to know the various different kinds of people. Stories take shape, then, and I have to write them down and develop them to keep the daydream alive.

Do you have any phobias?

Absolutely. Small spaces is a huge one. I was in Egypt once exiting a pyramid behind a few of my tour-mates. The “doorway” was a tunnel about four feet high and three feet wide. Halfway through the tunnel I started to panic with the small space and crowd of people and freaked out. I nearly bowled people out of my way to get out. That was terrible.

Ever broken any bones?

I haven’t. *knock on wood*

MEDIA KIT Into the DarknessI’d always been different. I saw objects in the night where others saw emptiness. Large, human shaped shadows, fierce yet beautiful, melting into the darkness. I collected secrets like other women collected bells; afraid to fully trust lest my oddities be exposed.

Until I saw him. He’d been gliding down the street, unshakable confidence in every step. It wasn’t just that he was breathtakingly handsome with perfect features. Something about him drew me. Sucked my focus to him and then tugged at my body. As his eyes met mine, I was entrapped.

No one had noticed him. He’d been right there, just beyond the light, but only I had perceived.

I had to know if he was real. Or maybe I really was crazy. And even when my secret box was blasted wide open, dangers hurled at me like throwing knives, I couldn’t stop until I unraveled his true identity.

I just had to know.

“She was fated to live.”
“Then why must you save her?”
“Often Fate is struck down by dumb luck.”

About the Author: MEDIA KIT avatar for author photoA wine country native, K.F. Breene moved to San Francisco for college just shy of a decade ago to pursue a lifelong interest in film. As she settled into the vibrant city, it quickly became apparent that, while she thought making and editing films was great fun, she lacked cinematic genius. For that reason, her career path quickly changed direction. Her next goal was a strange childhood interest, conjured at the dining room table while filling out a form. For some reason, her young self wanted to be an accountant. Thinking on it now, she often wonders how she had any friends. Regardless, it was the direction she finally took.

While she could wrangle numbers with the best of ’em, and even though she wore the crown as the most outspoken, belligerent accountant in the world, her mind got as stuffy as her daily routine. It was here that she dusted off her creative hat and began writing. Now she makes movies in her head, not worried about lighting, shutter speed or editing equipment. Turns out, a computer is much easier to manage than a crowd of actors. She should know, she was an actor at one time.

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