Missing the Gift

Happy Monday everyone. Today we are starting off the week with a special book spotlight with Traci Wooden-Carlisle’s book “Missing the Gift”. She provided a sneak peek below, so please check it out. Happy reading and if you love it so far make sure to show your love by purchasing a copy.


She unlocked and opened her car door. She was about to slip in when he spoke.
“I have to confess. I had an ulterior motive for wanting to walk you to your car.”
She turned towards him but refused to look up at him. “Oh?”
“I wanted to know if you were an experienced rider, or if you will need me to stick close to you tomorrow?”
She glanced up, surprised by his social misstep, and caught the teasing light in his eyes.
“I can hold my own,” She leaned back against the car, both to put some distance between them, and to show her figure in a complimentary light.
She watched him glance down briefly then step back, piquing her curiosity.
“Why do you do that?”
“Play at teasing when you are uncomfortable.”
Play at teasing?
She was momentarily at a loss for words, but didn’t drop her act.
“Play at teasing?” She lowered her lashes and leaned closer. Why would you think I was teasing at all?”
“Because the passion never touches your eyes.” His words turned her blood to ice. “I wasn’t lying. I think you are intelligent and beautiful, but I also think you are hiding behind that beauty, in hopes that men won’t truly look at you. Why?”
“I don’t know what you’re talking about.” She said lowering her lashes even further, so he couldn’t see the fear he evoked.
“It’s okay. Just know that while others’ eyes go where you guide them, I look for the truth.” He leaned only slightly closer. “And I am still searching.” He finished in a whisper.
Maddison crossed her arms in front of her. She didn’t know if it was the night air or his words that chilled her.
“Goodnight Maddison,” Ryan said, backing away from the door.
Rendered speechless, Maddison slipped into the driver’s seat and closed the door quickly. She nearly jumped out of her skin when she heard a light tapping at the window.
She turned on the car and lowed the window a couple of inches.
“Don’t forget your seatbelt. Shauna would never forgive me if something happened to you.”
She strapped herself in, put the car in gear and drove out of the parking lot without giving him another glance. She held tight to the steering wheel all the way to her destination because she was afraid her shaking hands would cause her to veer off the road.
She tried to push his words to the back of her mind until she could safely concentrate on their meaning, and pray to God she was wrong. Yes. She would definitely be spending some time in prayer.

Missing the Gift

Missing The Gift eBookHer life depends on her ability to hide her identity.
Loving him may cost her everything.

Nine years ago she was left for dead and Maddison Baer gained a life. It wasn’t her real life, but it was more than she’d had before. Pretending to care about her looks and social lifestyle was sometimes more exhausting than fun. Lying to her only real friend was hard, but if it kept her safe, she could do it.

Then there was Ryan Gramble. A man that made Maddison speechless.

Ryan has spent years running from one challenge to another. He’s come to Chandler County to face and deal with his previous traumas and come from under his family’s overprotective wing. He has used his love for horses as a way to treat himself and others with equine therapy. He prides himself on his ability to read people.
Still, he isn’t ready for Dr. Maddison Baer, with that beautiful face and those disturbingly familiar eyes…that lie.

Their attraction is instantaneous, but neither is willing to pursue what they believe is an ill-fated relationship. That is, until danger comes perilously close to Maddison and she is forced to seek refuge amongst the lights and glitter of Chandler County at Christmas. As the threat looms Ryan steps up to keep Maddison safe only to find that they are in danger of falling for one another.

Will they give in and accept the gift they’ve been denying themselves?

This inspirational interracial romantic suspense is part of the Chandler County multi-author branded series.
This standalone is my third book in this series.

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Traci Wooden-Carlisle

New Traci Wooden-Carlisle picTraci Wooden-Carlisle began writing poetry and short stories as soon as she was able to form words on paper. She used that as a way to create worlds, as well as, to communicate with God.
She began writing to publish in 2011 and enjoys writing stories that provoke thought and evoke emotions. Her desire is to draw readers into the lives of her characters and share messages of God’s love, His faithfulness and peace. The messages in her books speak to her way before they speak to her readers.
Traci lives in San Diego with her husband, David. When she isn’t writing she does some light traveling or assists people with their physical fitness, creates graphics, designs pretty things for her jewelry business and swag for authors.

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Empowered is Now Available on Kindle Unlimited & Amazon!


A mysterious book holds the secrets of the zmey, the creature that marked Kara with magic. Kara’s growing magic sparks her curiosity to seek answers, yet she finds none until she’s handed a parchment with a map and a name. Her search sends her on a disconcerting journey into an unknown place and a world that holds enemies of Asgard, but the pull of the magic cannot be denied.

Kara has finally earned the right to answer the call of Midgard. Even without a healthy welcome from Mistress Sigrun, she is determined to participate in reaping souls for Valhalla. With Elan by her side, she meets with Harut, the angel of death, and puts her soul reaping to the test.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKatrina is an author of several Young Adult and Preteen/Middle Grade novels. Each of her released books reaching the top 100 in certain categories on the Amazon’s Best Sellers Rank – a few even as high as number one.

She resides in Queensland Australia. Her three teen/preteen boys and husband of over fifteen years treat her like a princess. Unfortunately though, this princess still has to do domestic chores.

From birth, she has been a very creative person and has spent many years travelling the world and observing many different personalities and cultures. Her favourite personalities have been the strange ones, yet the ones under the radar also hold a place in her heart.

During her last extensive travels, she spent 16 nights in a bomb shelter on a Kibbutz 8 kilometers off the Lebanese border. It was to avoid Katyusha bombs that the resident volunteers decided to name her after (she is still trying to work out why).

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Beware the Violet -Now Available for Pre-Order!

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Discovering supernatural creatures are real is one thing but learning I have powers and learning to use them is quite a feat.
My name is Violet Webb. I live in a small town that nearly worships Halloween but I hate it. I can’t wait until I graduate and get as far as I can from that silliness.

Everything changed when I followed the white rabbit. I ended up in a Realm full of vampires, fairies, witches and every creature possible.

Oh, Did I mention Jacques?

The hot shapeshifter with the French accent that makes me see rabbits everywhere?

Now what?

Some bloody lady of Fate gave me a prophecy to get home. The only problem is that I must defeat the darkness before it swallows both of our worlds.

Can I go through without making the ultimate sacrifice?

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Maria Vermisoglou

MariaLogoNew1My name is Maria Vermisoglou and I’m an International Bestselling fantasy author who loves throwing her heroes into impossible situations. I draw inspiration from books, travels and…the ceiling. (So, blame the ceiling!)

I started writing 4 years ago when an idea came to me. That idea started all…
When I’m not writing, I love a good riding on the fantasy dragon but a book can also be exciting along with a cup of tea.
I’m currently residing in Crete as a librarian, battling monsters and supernatural creatures from overcoming the world.

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Corrupted Enchantment: When Fairy Tales Collide

Screen Shot 2019-09-29 at 3.57.12 PMFans of Once Upon A Time will be obsessed with this series!

Welcome to Enchantia, where all your favorite fairy tale characters live happily ever after… That is, until a dark spell takes over the land. 

Robin Hood: Everyone at school seemed to be scared of me. What? Had they never met someone who’d been in jail before? Whatever. I liked it that way. I didn’t need friends. I just needed to be left alone so I could get back to what I was supposed to be doing… Stealing from the rich to give to the poor. Something was getting in the way of my usual goal though. There seemed to be a spell looming about, and I knew exactly who was responsible for it– Presidential candidate, Rumpelstiltskin. 
There was also the Peter Pan problem. Now that I was back, I could tell he wanted to approach me, but there was nothing he could have done to make me forgive him. He could bat his pretty little eyes all he wanted. The ultimate betrayal wasn’t something I took lightly.

Rumpelstiltskin: I didn’t care what the three fates said about that filthy little brat, Robin Hood, being my undoing. I would spill her blood to change that destiny. Now that I had the power of the Presidency in my palms, I wouldn’t let anything stop me from achieving what I set out to do.

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C. Penticoff

Screen Shot 2019-09-29 at 3.58.10 PMC. Penticoff has always considered herself a dreamer in a world with a million opportunities.

She recalls her dream of being an author starting at the ripe age of nine years old, when a published author visited her school and empowered her to reach for the stars. It was then she realized her ability to write a great story could be something that made her shine in a world full of bright lights.

C. Penticoff began writing her first full length novel when she was 12 years old, and finally published the new and improved story September of 2017.

C. Penticoff lives in the Pacific Northwest with her two sons and husband. They are in the process of building a tiny home for their family.

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Interview with L.V. Lane

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. To start off the week we are sitting down with multi-genre author L.V. Lane. Please enjoy this author interview, we sure did. Happy reading. 🙂


Please introduce yourself.
My name is Liv Lane, and I am a former English expat who now live in Brisbane, Australia.

What genre do you write?
My current published work is dark sci-fi, paranormal, vampire, Omegaverse mash-up.

What are your favorite hobbies?
I love walking in a forest or nature setting. And I also enjoy traveling and experiencing different cultures.

What do you like to do in your free time?
I’m a stereotypical writer in that I pretty much spend all my spare time writing, or doing writing-related stuff! But when I can drag myself away, I enjoy a good sci-fi or thriller…and I love dining out.

Do you have any kids, pets or both?
No children, but I have two burmilla cats (they look like little snow leopards) and I dote on them.

Are you a pantser or plotter?
Ah…I’m a bit weird in that I can be both. Some books I’ve planned, and some books I just write.

Do you write with a notebook and pen or go straight for the computer?
Both. If I am out or get an idea I can jot sentences or bullets, or even draft a whole scene in a notebook or on my phone notes. But I also sit at my PC and tap it out that way without any pre-work.

What do you like to write about?
Escapism. And the joy of creating something that did not exist before. There is a great deal of satisfaction when you complete a book. Particularly with sci-fi / fantasy / dystopian where you create entire worlds and cultures as well as the people to live there.

Tell us about your latest book?
My latest book is the final installment of the Deviant trilogy, and we see the conclusion of Lilly’s story. It’s a MFM and in the first two books we got to know her two Alpha Controllers, Ethan and Ryker…the third installment is action-packed but we get our HEA.
Is your book in a series?
It is part of the Controllers series, which is a dark, sci-fi Omegaverse.
If you are not familiar with Omegaverse there are a lot of takes on the genre, but mine is built around virally altered humans. There are thirteen viral-induced dynamics, Alpha through to Mu, and Omega. Each dynamic offers different physical and physiological benefits: intelligence, strength, memory, natural leaders or followers, or heightened skills such as mathematics or art.

Who is the main character? Tell us about them.
Lilly is a doctor and formerly the viral research Program Director before she revealed as an Omega. She is unusual for an Omega in that she retained a position on the viral program after she revealed her Omega dynamic. She is passionate about her work, confident, and determined to avoid any kind of entanglement with an Alpha. Which she was managing admirably until her homeworld came under attack…
Ethan is brimming with dark, Alpha control. He looks like an avenging angel, but he’s savage to the core.
Ryker is her other Alpha Controller and he has several psychopathic traits, or ‘psychological anomalies’ as he prefers to call them. He’s good at ‘faking’ normal, and he lives by the line his therapist provided as guidance on acceptable behavior. And while he thinks he doesn’t understand love, he would die to protect Lilly.
Individually they set Lilly’s world on fire, when they are together, it’s an inferno.
My readers love Ethan, but I’m going out on a limb here, and say I’m team Ryker.

What should we watch for in the coming months?
Book 6 in the Controllers series is being drafted and will be released before the end of the year.
I also have a light Sci-fi romance that I’m hoping to release in November
What would you like to say to your fans?
A huge thank you for all the support and the wonderful messages I get via various social media and reviews. I am still new to writing romance, and only published my first book in April this year. There are days when you get a tough or scathing review and it can be crushing, but the support of readers keeps me motivated to make my scratchings public 🙂

About L.V. Lane

51ZwlZaxNmL._US230_I love a happy ever after, although sometimes the journey to get there can be rough on my poor characters.
An unashamed fan of the alpha, the antihero, and the throwback in all his guises and wherever he may lurk.

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Taking Control

415Rs9Z7BWLAs an Omega, Eloise soon discovered what it meant to be the lowliest dynamic. That it was worse than being ordinary. And that she would be allocated to an Alpha. A Controller.
Some Omegas were psychic, and like bloodhounds, were excellent trackers of people. Eloise was one such Omega and was tasked with locating a missing diplomat in possession of secret research—the means to destroy the virus.
The virus had not hosted for her parents. They wanted no part of that world, considered it ungodly and corrupt and feared for her mortal soul when they discovered she had revealed as an Omega.
Should she help to retrieve the missing research and perpetuate the divide, or let it fall into enemy hands where it might be eradicated forever?

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