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Author of the Week: Laney Smith

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This week's Author of the Week is Laney Smith. She's here to talk with us about her series, her writing process, and advice for new authors.


Welcome to Authors to Watch! Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I am Laney Smith, the author of the Lock Creek: Time Capsule Series. I have enjoyed writing my entire life. I am the proud mother of two wonderful, brilliant and talented young men. I also have two younger brothers. I live in Southern California and I enjoy standing on the beach, listening to the waves breaking against the land.

What is your chosen genre?

Romantic Mystery/Contemporary Romance

What was the most challenging aspect of writing Lock Creek: One Year's Time?

This one came fairly easily. Each volume gets harder because I have to remember events, names, dates - in some cases, and locations. It gets more and more difficult, but I enjoy the challenge.

Of all your published books, which is your favorite and why?

I love them all because they're all so different…
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I’m pleased to welcome Juliet B Madison back to Authors to Watch to talk about her futuristic psychic police procedural Psychic CID series. Incarnate Justice, the first book in the series, is released today.



Welcome, Juliet. Wat made you decide to write about cops who openly acknowledge psychic powers?

I enjoy writing crime fiction and have had moderate success with the DI Frank Lyle series, but I wanted to do something vastly different.

What is Incarnate Justice about?

Here’s the blurb:
In 2015 thirteen-year-old Ellen Shaw disappeared without a trace. No traces of her alive or dead were ever found and the police dismissed a Psychic’s help.
In 2040 the recently formed Psychic CID are called in to investigate when decomposed human remains are found.  The original Missing Persons case file yields no clues.
Newly promoted DS Joe Lamont has been plagued by disturbing dreams since his early teens and he feels a connection to Ellen that he can’t explain.
 Will Lamont’s intuition prove to be a hi…

Author of the Week: Jennifer Renson

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Our Author of the Week is Jennifer Renson! Welcome, Jennifer. When did you begin writing?

I have been writing since childhood. I am not sure how I started writing but I remember being able to create stories since Middle School and as I got older I was able to expand my writing skills.

What is your chosen genre?

My poetry books and Carousel fall under the genres of young adult/mystery/thriller/fantasy/fiction.
I do not have a specific genre that I stick to. Mostly because I want to see how well I can write in a specific genre.

Can you please tell us about your most recent release?

Carousel is my first published book that started easily enough with the villain of the story. I do not usually write stories of this nature and I wanted to see if I could. Needless to say I was more than pleased that Pulse LLC wanted to publish it. Carousel takes places in a alternative Lucca, Italy. Lucca is a tiny Kingdom ruled by a King and Queen. When news of a plague approaches they abandoned their Kingdom…

Author of the Week: Barbara G Tarn

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The Author of the Week is Barbara G Tarn. Welcome, Barb. Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I was born in Rome half a century ago and wrote in Italian until the 21st century, when I decided I'd rather explore the English-speaking market. I started with the attempted conquest of Hollywood, feeling it was easier to write screenplays than prose, then by 2010 I went back to my first love, prose, and the following year I started indie publishing, mostly in English.

When did you begin writing?

I spent 8 years abroad in the 1970s – Paris and Geneva, so I grew up bilingual Italian/French, studying English at school – and when I came back I was 13. Not the best time to be uprooted. I hated everything and everyone and started writing stories. I was very prolific and loved to make up stuff (mostly unbelievable and by now unreadable, but I quickly poured out my million words of crap in Italian). Only with the new millennium did I realize there were actually creative writing courses and ru…

Author of the Week: Joni Parker

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Today, I'm happy to re-introduce Joni Parker. She has previously appeared on Authors to Watch and I'm thrilled that she's come back to share her newest release with us.

Welcome, Joni! Can you tell us a little about yourself?
In 1998, I retired from the U.S. Navy with 22 years of service.  My husband and I moved to Las Vegas, Nevada and bought a house.  However, we fell in love with a motorhome and sold our house.  We spent several wonderful years criss-crossing the U.S. including a trip to Alaska until my husband passed away in 2001.  Not long after that, I went back to work for the federal government and learned to live my life over again.  I retired for a second time in 2010 to devote my time to writing.
When did you begin writing?
I had my first feature article published in the school newspaper when I was in the first grade.  After that, I wrote short stories and poems through elementary school.  When I got to high school, all that stopped and I didn’t start writing again…

Book of the Day: Rajveer the Vampire

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Today's Book of the Day is
Rajveer the Vampire
by Barbara G. Tarn



A “sun clan” warrior can never become a true child of darkness.

Turned into a bloodsucker by an ancient Celtic vampire, Rajveer, a proud Rajput warrior of a Suryavanshi clan in 14th century India, becomes almost invulnerable.

Immortal, he loses his family to war and time and travels through northern India, seeing history unfold. Threatened by both human wars and evil vampires, can he remain true to his sworn vow not to take human lives?

A vampire’s journey through centuries.

In this new novel, Barbara G.Tarn combines her love for history (especially medieval) and fantasy. It’s the story of a vampire through the centuries that will appeal to both historical fiction readers and vampire lovers all over the world.

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Excerpt from Rajveer the Vampire:

CHAPTER THREE

SISTER-IN-DARKNESS

Rajveer slowly adjusted to his new sleeping schedule. The king, Ratan Singh, wasn't too happy to hear Rajveer would do all-night …

It's Like the Full Moon Blog Tour

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See other reviews, interviews, and follow this tour here.

Title: It's Like the Full Moon Series: Sayings Series 1Author: Glorie Townson Genre: Contemporary Romance Reading Level: Adult Content Rating: PG-13 Formats: paperback and ebook Pages: 235 Words:57,000 Rebecca has just turned thirty. She’s happy living a perfectly comfortable and predictable life. She’s even ready to marry her long-time boyfriend whenever he finally gets around to asking her. But all that changes when her best friend whisks her away to Italy for a much-needed vacation. In the midst of site seeing and finally letting loose, Rebecca manages to catch the eye of a young English tourist; but doesn’t let it go to her head. By the time she’s back in the States and back in the arms of her long-time beau, Rebecca has already forgotten about Peter, Paten, Paul…whatever his name was, that is until he shows up at her brother’s cabin in the woods. A life of normalcy, routine, and stability gets turned upside down as Rebecca decide…