Thursday, March 23, 2017

{Spotlight} The Woodman Series By G.H. Bright


The
Roads of Hell
The
Woodman, Book 1
By
G.H. Bright
Genre:
Post Apocalyptic, Dystopian, SciFi
POST
APOCALYPTIC, yet so much more!
"Modified
Ebola has decimated the globe, handfuls of survivors eke out an
existence whilst others are intent on building from the ashes a world
of unimaginable pain and horror. The Woodman fights to keep the world
from tipping completely over the edge whilst battling his own demons.
"
Imagine
a world where nothing is easy. No electricity, electronic
communications fuel or running water. Imagine that world came so fast
there was nothing you could do about it. No preparation, no
stockpiling of goods. One day you flick a switch and a fire comes on,
the next day you need to learn to make fire to get warm and keep
animals away.
No
law, no order, survival of the fittest is the name of the game. From
seven billion human beings to a few million spread out across the
globe almost overnight.
Ebola
has attacked the human race, virtually wiping it from the face of the
planet. For those who survived, the struggle is just beginning and
for some the nightmare is just starting.
A
madman, now free of prison hospital builds an army and marches on
Coast Town with the intent of taking for his own ends. Coast Town is
a haven on the south coast of England, a refuse for the few survivors
to gather and start again. Three years on from the dark day when
Ebola first struck, the people face another challenge, this one
perhaps all the more frightening because it might not kill you, just
enslave.
Duke
Woods, The Woodman, stands in the way of the madman. Duke has the
power to stop him and a score to settle, too. With the help of
another man, a new friend, they take the battle to the madman known
as The Black Pope.
Will
Duke survive?
Can
The Black Pope be beaten?
Will
the Ebola virus, known to all as The Death, return?
As
Duke's past comes back to haunt him so the battle for life takes off,
with not only his life in the balance but that of Coast Town,too.
CONTAINS
CONTENT SOME READERS MIGHT FIND DISTURBING.

The
Fires of Hell
The
Woodman Book 2
This
second instalment starts six weeks after Book one, the Roads of Hell,
finished.
The
reluctant hero in the making, Duke Woods, The Woodman, has contracted
Ebola, otherwise known simply as “The Death”.
The
Black Pope is still alive and kicking, unknown to most, and The
Woodman has a new friend.
Michelle,
a six-year-old girl remains at his side watching and waiting whilst
The Death ravages his body. Hannah, the love of his life is not
allowed near them in case she and the child she carries become
infected and the communities, at the news of his contagion, go into
lock-down.
Hannah
is nearly six months pregnant, Sue is seven months into her
pregnancy, and several other women are carrying babies too.
As
Duke recovers, he finds the Army is still in place and helping
everyone it can, and the Elders are still unable to achieve even the
simplest of things. Coast Town looks to be thriving again with the
new influx of people but as always, trouble is just around the corner
and new horror surfaces.
Just
when things looks good for the survivor’s, just as they begin to
grasp skills forgotten, new evils and hard times rush to compound
issues and make life a far greater struggle than it already was. The
Death wiped out 90% of Mankind; illness and disease took even more.









Those
that lived through it, instead of banding together, seem unable to
change their ways and people find they still have to fight Mankind’s
greatest enemy, Mankind itself. 

The
Gates of Hell
The
Woodman Book 3
This
instalment begins six hours after Duke Woods, AKA The Woodman, has
decided he must leave Coast Town.
If
he leaves, they stand a chance of negotiation with the small army
coming their way and he gets to go home to his family. If he stays,
the army will want his head. He has to try and flee, regardless of
how it looks to others.
The
'reluctant hero in the making', fights his way out with bow and
arrow, and arrives home only to find his family in mortal danger.
Then, in a twist of fate; Duke is taken prisoner and escorted to
Dover Castle. There he has, under threat of death, to fight for his
freedom and his sanity as the true horrors of a madman come to light.
Seth Windsor is insane and out for blood, a truly bad concoction, and
he will only be happy when Duke is forced to fight for his life.
Sue
goes to other lands to start a new and joyful life whilst Coast Town
burns; only to find the sweet talking man was really a serpent in
disguise.
Duke
fights evil time and again, fashioning himself unwittingly into a
hero regardless of his wish to not be.







Years
of peace follow, communities come together, trade together and grow,
and a network of towns and villages live in harmony with the people
of the woods. Harmony that is, until evil rears its ugly head once
more in the form of feral kids linked to Seth Windsor. The Death is
still out there, perhaps it always will be, and evil men still
rampage across the lands too. The peace is shattered by these feral
kids and a new terror from the north. Will peace ever really come to
The Woodman?

Hell
on Earth
The
Woodman Book 4
Duke
and Coast Town face a new challenge as the horror from the north,
having taken the Oxford Crew, move southward looking for The Woodman.
Duke attempts to build an army and defend. Kufuo is still missing, on
an adventure of his own trying to trace his roots and all the time
ships from the new world head toward them for confrontation. Senator
Horst is not all he seems to be and speaks with a serpents tongue.
Marine Cobb goes AWOL and tells Duke what he already suspected, that
Horst let the Ebola virus loose in the first place. Fighting for his
life and the lives of those he loves, Duke must defeat the terror
from the north and deal with Senator Horst whilst keeping his people
together.
This
fourth and final instalment gives the answers to who the people were
that died at the start of book one, explains who unleashed the virus,
modified it and why. Duke comes close to death, Sue at last finds
happiness and Duke, Gould and Troy find out who lives on the
forbidden isle.


This
is the last in the on-going series, however, the saga continues with
books 5 and six. 

All
Hell Broke Loose
The
Woodman Book 5
Modified
Ebola was created to wipe out the masses and cut down the numbers of
humans on planet Earth. Three differing strains - due to natural
mutation and the meddling of the mega-rich - has created a bleak
world for those lucky enough to survive. This is book five in the
saga and, whereas you might not have read books one - four, you can
pick it up by jumping right in here. Life is peaceful once more, the
newcomers are getting used to this way of life in southern England
and Duke Woods is a dad again. Evil, however comes from across the
Channel and threatens the very existence he has fought so hard to
build. If the virus wasn't bad enough this new terror rips the heart
out of not just Coast Town but The Woodman too as this battle becomes
personal and painful.




Hell Hath No
Fury
The Woodman Book
6
Three
differing factions head for Duke’s Lands. All have different
agendas, one wants to live in peace and be friends whilst another is
happy to die for the cause just so long as The Woodman dies too, and
the third faction – an eight hundred strong army – wishes for
nothing more than total domination. Attacked on different fronts,
abandoned by The West and with his lands diminishing rapidly, Duke
Woods has the fight of his life on his hands. It is a fight that will
cost dearly, many people will die in battle and the return of The
Death will take its share too. Stretched to the limits of manpower
and with the weather against them, the Marines and Fighting Men stand
side by side with The Woodman and family in a fight to the death to
save Coast Town. This is a win or lose-it- all battle to the death.
Contains graphic violence and sexual content, not for the squeamish.


I
live on the South coast of England, Sussex to be exact, but I was
born in Hampshire.
When
not writing I Instruct motor vehicle studies, including computer
diagnosis & diagnostics on modern systems. I love the beach,
being social, walking the beach/woods and family life (not in that
order) and real ale.
The
Woodman saga - book one written in 2000 - is set in a world where
modified Ebola has decimated human life as we know it. Duke Woods
fights to bring peace and stability to life again but also has to
fight his demons to do so.
A
cross between Mad Max meets Game of Thrones, meets Contagion meets
Robin Hood, this is the story of a modern day hero trying to do the
best for everyone and putting himself in the line of fire to do it.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

{Spotlight) The Eyewitness By Nancy Weeks



The
Eyewitness
By
Nancy Weeks
Genre:
Mystery, Crime Thriller, Romance

Fans of TV’s Blue
Bloods will love this dynamic new suspense series.
Maryland
PD forensic scientist Emersyn D’Azzo has an explosive past with her
father’s younger, sexy partner, Detective Alec Pearce. Then an
ill-timed kiss destroys the thin line of trust between her and her
dad, just before tragedy strikes and someone guns down her father.
The
fatal bullet turns out to be tied to the ongoing spree of random
sniper kills across the state, but Emersyn knows this wasn’t a
random act of violence and is determined to find the killer.
To
do so, she’ll need to rely on help from Alec, whom she doesn’t
quite trust but just can’t resist. When they discover a connection
to a decades-old disappearance of a college student, their
investigation takes a deadly twist. Can they learn to trust each
other with their hearts to save their lives?  



Ted
edged in closer. “You can take a few moments for one dance.” He
eyed Tessa. “You don’t mind if I borrow your sister, do you?”
But
I do.”
The
deep, masculine voice sent an arousing jolt right into Emersyn’s
core. And damn it to hell, her mouth went dry, making it impossible
to swallow. She fingered her straw then took a deep drink. This time
she welcomed the burning chill against her lungs. Detective Alec
Pearce had a knack for showing up at her worst moments. Why the hell
was he here?
Ted
moved away from her as if he’d been burned. “Alec, good to see
you.”
You
do know you’re hitting on my partner’s daughter, right, Ted?”
Just
asking her for a dance.”
Emersyn
glanced between the two; she actually preferred Ted’s company to
the man who seemed to go out of his way to make her crazy.
Alec
reached for her hand and set it in his palm. “Actually, she
promised this dance to me. They’re playing our song.”
The
muscles in her body tensed as her fingernails dug into his skin. “I
don’t—”
Music
is on, Em. Shall we?” His other hand went around her waist, and he
gave her a swift yank.
Jerkball,
let go,” she hissed in his ear.
His
grip tightened. “It’s just one dance. Play nice.”
Alec
escorted Emersyn to the small dance floor near the bandstand. Every
instinct in her wanted to slap his arrogant expression right into
next week, but that would make a scene. It was what half the bar
expected the instant he got within striking distance. They were all
waiting for her to let loose. But this was a new day, a new diploma,
new job, new Emersyn. Emotions in check.
My
name is Emersyn. I would think you would remember something so
simple.”
Alec’s
face lit with a grin as his arms brought her close and their bodies
began to move to the music. She shot a glare at Tessa, pleading for
her to do something. Instead, her sister, the traitor, took another
sip of Emersyn’s drink, lifted it in a toast, and rotated in her
seat.
A
chuckle came from deep in Alec’s throat. “Tessa likes me. You can
thank me now.”
I
can also knee you where the sun doesn’t shine.”
He
lifted her chin with his thumb. “Now that wasn’t nice. I
sacrificed a night with that blonde”—he nodded to a beautiful
woman sitting at the end of the bar—“just to keep Lecher Ted from
hitting on you … again.”
What
makes you think I needed rescuing?”
Oh
please, Tessa, make the creep go away. I’m ever so sweet and don’t
want to hurt the poor jerk’s feelings.”
She
yanked out of Alec’s hold, but he was ready and moved her back into
his arms without missing a beat.
Relax.
I’m teasing.”
You
are such an ass.”
His
lips brushed over her ear. “Enjoy our moment, Em.”
Impossible.
They had more layers of misunderstanding between them than her
mother’s chocolate cake, heated words that couldn’t be unheard
and arguments with no closure.
After
her father had mentioned at dinner that Alec was joining them for
dessert, she’d jumped at Tessa’s offer to buy her a drink at the
tavern. It was the perfect place to hide out. A lone wolf like Alec
wouldn’t be caught dead in the crowded, noisy bar. But here he was.
She’d run but not far enough.
I’m
sorry I missed your graduation ceremony, but I have a little
something for you,” he whispered.
You
didn’t need to do that.”
I’m
proud of you.”
The
words sounded so genuine. “Dad seems resigned to the idea of me at
least working alongside cops, if not as a cop.”
Joe
doesn’t want you anywhere near the job. But you found a way around
that. Instead of crawling in the gutter looking for the worst mankind
has to offer, you’re picking through what they left behind.”
She
halted in the middle of the dance floor. “You think that’s why I
became a forensic scientist?”
I
didn’t mean it like that.”
Then
what did you mean?”
The
music stopped, and they stood still, glaring at each other. Our
thing. “I can’t do this tonight,” she said, dropping her hand
to her sides. “Thanks.”
For?”
Saving
me from another go-around with Ted.”
Do
you want me to talk to him?”
I
can take care of myself.”
For
once, there was no comeback. Instead, he eased her against him and
tucked her hand over his heart. “Dance with me, Emersyn.”
That
sexy, got-to-have-you-now voice was back, and her other four senses
came out to play. Being close to Alec Pearce, taking in his spicy,
clean soap scent, feeling the strength of his arms around her wasn’t
an awful feeling. Confusing? Hell yes, but her body sure enjoyed it.
It’s just a dance, right?
She
lowered one hand to his hip and brought the other around his neck,
her cheek resting against his. Alec tightened his grip around her
waist as he spun them around the dance floor. The move put their
bodies in sync, and there was no mistaking the effect she had on him.
Her lips brushed against his skin, sending shock waves through her.
He
sucked in a breath and tilted his head. Their gazes held for what
seemed like an eternity. He was so damn gorgeous, his deep brown eyes
with a hint of gold, lush lashes, and a dusting of five-o’clock
shadow on his square jaw that she ached to feel rubbed against all
her soft places. As if he read her mind, his mouth caressed her
bottom lip. He waited, expecting her to pull back. Need took over,
and she lost her mind.

Nancy
C. Weeks has loved happy-ever-after romances since her early teens.
While still in college, she met and married her hero. She spent the
next several years honeymooning and working overseas. Today, she
lives in suburban Maryland with her husband of more than thirty
years. With her two grown children out of the nest, she enjoys
spending her days writing suspenseful happily-ever-after adventures
outside on the deck as the local bird population keeps her company.
When she is not writing, Nancy loves to blog about fascinating
people, both real and fictional. The one quote that kept her dream
alive:

Many
of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were
to success when they gave up. ~Thomas Edison~














{Spotlight} Burned By Kimberley Patterson


Burned
By
Kimberley Patterson
Genre:
Suspense, Mystery

Pay
attention to the signs that are all around you,” Sarah's mother
used to say. Sarah never listened until her world turned upside down
in the wake of her mother’s death. When sifting through the fiery
ashes, signs begin to appear, giving her the feeling that the
accident was less of an accident and more of foul play. While Sarah
struggles to understand the images haunting her dreams, she finds
herself losing a grip on reality.
Based
on true events, Sarah unravels the mystery surrounding her mother's
death, and, in doing so, uncovers an internal darkness capable of
murder. 
Goodreads * Amazon


Horses
were one of my first loves, and writing soon followed. As a child, I
spent hours writing poems, and short stories (about horses). My
parents realized that I was horse-obsessed and decided to buy me one
after taking riding lessons for two years. I think they hoped that
all of the hard work, and hours spent mucking stalls would help me
give up this expensive hobby. They were wrong. Writing is still a
passion of mine, although now I primarily write fiction. My first
novel, Red Rock, was published in 2010, and big surprise, there are
horses in it. My second novel, The Three Month Plan was released
August 2013.
Other
Loves: My family, yoga, skincare and makeup, sushi, and raising money
for pediatric cancer. I have two rescue dogs and would have more if
there weren’t zoning restrictions. I’m always trying something
new, as I tend to get bored very easily. Thankfully, my love of
driving around with the gas light on fuels some excitement. I love
novels with happy endings, and am a hopeful romantic. My latest
obsession is browsing Netflix, and I can name all 50 states in
alphabetical order in under 30 seconds. Do I feel a wager coming on?



{Recipe} Quiche Toast Cups


So I was originally going to try out the healthy Almond Joy recipe I found but someone ate all my dark chocolate chips. Yes DK I'm looking at you. So I had to go to plan B... I like making these single serving egg cup/ muffin things because they are quick to heat up in the morning and fill me up. I can make a batch on Sunday night and have breakfast all week.


Ingredients:
1/3 cup Cheese
2/3 cup Milk
2 Large eggs
3 slices of bacon
1/4 Medium Potato
6 Slices of bread

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cook bacon. While bacon is cooking dice potato and place on cookie sheet in oven. Bake until soft or desire texture.
  3. Cut bread into rounds or just cut crusts off. I use a 24oz can of tomato sauce - the perfect size to cut rounds to fit into muffin tins out of bread.
  4. Use a rolling pin to flatten the bread.
  5. Lightly spray 6 muffin tin holes with oil spray, then press the bread into the muffin tin. Place in oven for 3 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside. The toast cups should not be browned, just a bit dry (like "toast").
  6. Dice bacon and mix with potato in bowl. Whip eggs, cheese and milk together then add to bacon and potato. Pour mixture into muffin tin, line with toast.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 min or until eggs are fully cooked.
Make 6 servings / muffins at 144 calories each.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

{Spotlight} Tattooed Angels Trilogy By Valerie Willis


Rebirth
Tattooed
Angels Trilogy Book 1
By
Valerie Willis
Genre:
Urban Fantasy

High
school life is almost over, but Hotan's life as an immortal has only
just started...
Already
struggling with a mountain of hardships, Hotan is just trying to get
his diploma as his mother had always insisted. Friends know if he's
not at home or at the club playing in his band, you can always find
him thinking at the old broken down church. Basking in the moonlight,
Hotan finds himself under attack by an immortal named Geliah, the
element of Fear. Talib, the element of Judgment, interrupts the
fight, furious that Geliah would force Hotan to awaken his own
abilities and immortality. Normally when pulled out of the
reincarnation spell, an immortal would remember whom and what they
were, but he is not the Hotan from the Past. Walk beside him as he
struggles to keep his chaotic life in order as he tries to break the
secrets of his own element, Rebirth.


Judgement
Tattooed
Angels Trilogy Book 2

Talib
and Hotan find themselves facing off with the element of Death,
Iapetos. Failing to take him out, Talib's life starts flashing before
him. As he experiences thousands of years, things that were once
forgotten begin to emerge. Will he find the answer in his past in
time to aid Hotan?


Valerie
Willis, a sixth generation Floridian, launched her first book, Cedric
the Demonic Knight, at the start of 2014 on Amazon.com. Since then,
she has continued to add to The Cedric Series, a high-rated
Paranormal Fantasy Romance Series. This series features an anti-hero
who finds himself dragged away from his revenge on his maker by both
love and the onset of a larger threat. She pulls in a melting pot of
mythology, folklore, history and more into her work with a remarkable
amount of foreshadowing that makes reading her books a second time
exciting. Rebirth is the first book in her Teen Urban Fantasy, the
Tattooed Angels Trilogy, where the main character struggles with
social issues with the complications of turning immortal. And if
fantasy isn't your cup of tea, head over to her Blog for some "Val,
Tell me a Story" posts featuring true, hilarious, and sometimes
bizarre, life events from recent to old.





{Spotlight} Detecting Magic with Dick Hunter: The Mort des Hommes Files by A. Jarrell Hayes


Detecting
Magic with Dick Hunter:
The
Mort des Hommes Files
by
A. Jarrell Hayes
Genre:
Paranormal Crime Mystery

What
begins as a routine missing person case for Seattle's best private
investigator, Dick Hunter, turns into a personal vendetta against a
cruel murderer. The murderer, Mort des Hommes, happens to be a hell
spawn possessing powerful magic.
In
order to solve the case and avenge a death, Dick Hunter has to take a
crash course in magic from the angelic Amie, and gather magical
animal familiars in order to battle and defeat Mort des Hommes.
**
free on Kindle during the days of 2/21 – 2/25 !!**


Detecting
Magic with Dick Hunter:

The
Demonic Dozen 


Detective
Dick Hunter is back!
Dick
and comrades defeated Wicked Jinn Mort des Hommes in a climatic
battle at the Gates of Hades. Though stopped of his ultimate goal of
world domination, Mort was able to release twelve demons into the
world--and Dick Hunter blames himself.
To
put an end to the demonic threat, Dick Hunter and Amie--a former
Pleasant Jinn and Dick's current lover--accompany an old friend,
Pleasant Jinn Guy, across the country on a demon hunting spree. More
action, adventure and wisecracks await in the next installment in the
genre-bending, fourth-wall-breaking Detecting Magic with Dick Hunter
series.



**Releases
March 7th, 2017!**



Person.
Storyteller. Work-in-progress. A. Jarrell Hayes began writing at a
young age; his first books being handwritten and illustrated stories
similar to the Choose Your Own Adventure titles he loved. In 2004 he
published his first two "official" books, Heart and Soul of
a Thinker (poetry) and Crowning of the Good King (fantasy). Since
then, he has written seven poetry collections, four fantasy novels,
three short story collections and a handful of chapbooks. His work
has appeared in over 20 publications, online and in print. His visual
art has been on display at the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) and the
Eubie Blake Jazz and Cultural Center in Baltimore. He began
publishing poetry under the name A. J. Hayes in 2013. A list of his
published works is available here.
In
2013 he founded a small publishing press called Hidden Clearing
Books, LLC (now closed). He has judged contests for the
aforementioned press and for the Maryland Writer's Association. He is
a freelance editor and book consultant (hire him here).




He
currently lives in Maryland. He invites you to subscribe to his free
eNewsletter and contribute to his Patreon.



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