Month: May 2013
First Page – L’immortalite: Madame Lalaurie and the Voodoo Queen
New Orleans was coming alive. The bells of Saint Louis Cathedral chimed seven o’clock. At Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1, the gates had closed to visitors four hours ago, but the old sexton voiced no objection to the woman creeping past the grave of Homer Plessy. He’d seen her before.
A red-and-white scarf shrouded her face. She paused, allowing the coral pink shades of twilight to silhouette her slender frame before she passed between the graveyard’s whitewashed gateposts. She was leaving this cemetery for the last time, she hoped. The sexton smiled as he closed the squeaky black iron gate behind her.
Once on Basin Street, the woman set down the lidded basket she was carrying and adjusted the belt on her long grey coat. Her mission now was to find and help a certain young man who made his living as a tour guide. At this hour, she was sure she knew where he’d be.
Over on Bourbon Street, Carl and his wife were relishing the street performers and sipping slushy hurricane drinks from plastic go-cups.
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First Page – Front Row Center by Cynthia Ainsworthe
Larry exuded charm and an easygoing manner. Taylor was intrigued. She turned away from her laptop and the weekly July sales’ reports for Gérard’s clothing stores, stood up, and walked to the television for a closer look at the amazing entertainer with his breathtaking good…
First Page – The Speed of Dark Horror Anthology
Published by Clayton Bye, the Speed of Dark is a 334 page horror anthology. The short stories are strangely different and disturbing. There are 27 tales written by 19 talented authors from around the world–authors who were included by invitation only. We have done our utmost to provide the horror fan with hours of fantastic reading.
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First Page – Get Down to 150 – Clint Evans
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Interview with Diana Hawkins – Shadows Along the Zambezi
Today’s featured author, my friend Di Hawkins, is not only a helping to get the word out about the desperate plight of the elephants in Zimbabwe, but has to deal with a crippling disease at the same time.
First Page – MTK Sewer Rat by Delinda McCann
Jake’s earliest memories are of the death of his sister and his beloved mama’s illness. He remembers fleeing to the coast to live with Mama’s family. He will never forget the smell of rotting fish in the northern fishing village.
Jake’s life changes again when Emperor Vanderholm orders the army to burn M’TK. Once again his family flees their home. While Jake stood on a ridge outside the city and watched as the army burned the slum, Emperor Vanderholm was still unaware of Jake’s existence. He could not know that his own actions intended to weaken owner of the railroad, Mr. Rouseff, have moved Jake one step closer to bringing about the demise of the empire. The burning of M’TK brings Jake and his family to the attention of Mr. Rouseff, who will do anything to thwart the Vanderholms.
Jake grew up to become a charismatic young man. After attending university under false credentials, he started his career as a lowly prosecutor, charging and fining drunks and prostitutes week after week.
The murder of a fisherman’s daughter in a northern village catapults Jake to the center of the political arena when the local fishermen ask Jake to prosecute the case against the emperor’s cousin Leon Fortenac.
The Fortenac case becomes the catalyst for change when the courts rule that the nation must adopt a constitution to reflect the true demographics of the country.
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First Page – Tip of the Iceberg by D.C. Lozeau
A smartly dressed announcer steps to the podium. “Ladies and gentlemen, honored guests, and the graduating class of 2009. It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you…
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Series Pilot — First Page
I’m excited to introduce my new blog series “First Page”. As the name suggests, I’ll be posting the first page of lots of books you may like to read. If the author has done their job right you’ll be hooked.
I’m starting the ball rolling with my own newest release, KICK ASSITUDE.
Small town redneck P.I. Twila Taunton is hell-bent on solving her mother’s murder. Accompanied by her canine companion, she follows the trail of a cold murder case and discovers a secret code on the skeletal remains–Cyder Hill 1952.
Sexy cowboy Tanner Ferrano makes a concerted effort to seduce her and drive a wedge into her relationship with long distance boyfriend, hunky Harland O’Connor.
When hard-drinking, weed-smoking Great Aunt Essie cracks the code, they head to a haunted mansion in the dead of night, mindful of the man-eating wild boars that patrol the grounds…
Twila is not certain whether she’ll succumb to Tanner’s advances or end up rolling in the hay with Harland. She does know one thing, though. It’s gonna be wild and passionate.
Looking back, I realized this past summer …
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Interview with Greer Noble — Author of Erotic Thrillers set in Africa
My guest today has a deep love of Africa and its wildlife, which shows in her writing. Greer comes from the same country as me, and although we have never met, we have a special bond that only those who grew up there can develop.
Adventurous, thrill-seeking adults wanting to lose themselves and treat their minds to an exciting and unpredictable sojourn. Those who have a love of or fascination for Africa.