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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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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Author Interview with Nicole Zoltack

Happy Friday everyone! To start of the weekend right we decided to sit down with Epic Fantasy author Nicole Zoltack. Check it out below and her books too.

Author Interview

Please introduce yourself.
Hi! I’m Nicole Zoltack, a USA Today Bestselling author. I adore mixing romances with the fantastical and am a *little* prolific.

What genre do you write?
Epic fantasy, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, fairy tale retellings…

Tell us a fun fact about your life.
I’m a brown belt in karate.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Reading, watching TV and movies with hubby, spending time with my kids (three boys, one girl, and another one on the way!)

What do you like to do in your free time?
See 3 and 4. lol

What gets your creativity going?
Anything and everything! Reading and watching shows and movies can inspire me. I’ve had dreams that have been so vivid that have sparked ideas, and I love to play the “what if” game.

Are you a pantser or plotter?
Plotter. I used to be a pantser to the point that if I figured out the climax before I was ready to write it (I’ve always had to write chronologically) then I would abandon the story. I have several Nano projects that are stuck at 50K that I’ve basically abandoned. Now, I’m a plotter, and I write much faster with an outline.

Do you write with a notebook and pen or go straight for the computer?
Straight for the computer, but I’ve found that if I’m stuck, pen and paper always helps to get me unstuck.

Tell us about your latest book?
My latest book is called Age of Dragons. It’s set in an epic fantasy world divided into six kingdoms, and five other authors are writing in the world with me. The overall series is called Stones of Amaria. Each week, there will be a new release. In total, each author will have a four-book series in the world.

My kingdom features dragon riders because, seriously, who doesn’t love dragons?

Tell us about the villain of your book?
Ah! He’s only vaguely mentioned in my first book so I can’t give too many details about him yet, but he’s evil. He has a silver tongue, and he wants power and revenge.

Who is the main character? Tell us about them.
The heroine is Nicai Bright. Like all dragon riders, she’s a warrior, and her life changes when she spies a dragon fall out of the sky. Something terribly wrong is happening, and she’s bound and determined to figure out the source.

What should we watch for in the coming months?
The Stones of Amaria series! Later on this month, I’ll be releasing the last book in my Magical Hunters Academy series, which I have so enjoyed writing. After the academy, I’ll be writing a different trilogy, this one about a supernatural bounty hunter.

I also have an epic fantasy series under N. M. Zoltack that is somewhat GRRM-esque. The first three books of seven are already published. If all goes well, the last four will be published before the new year.

What would you like to say to your fans?
Thank you for trusting me to transport you to another world, and I hope you enjoy my writing! I write for you.

Nicole Zoltack

NZ author pic oldNicole Zoltack is a USA Today bestselling author who loves to write romances. She did marry her first kiss, after all!
From fairy tale retellings to epic fantasy, urban fantasy to paranormal romances, Nicole loves combining romance with the fantastical. When she puts down her computer, she spends time with her loving husband, three energetic boys and one precious little girl with another baby (hopefully another girl!) on the way. Nicole is a brown belt in karate and will read anything and everything. Her current favorite TV show is Stranger Things, and she actually loved how Game of Thrones ended.

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Age of Dragons

Age-of-Dragons-KindleDragons aren’t supposed to fall right out of the sky.

For years, the people of the Burning Havens have ridden their dragons and raised their magical staves, and all has been right in their world.

Until now.

Several dragons have fallen ill, and some are even dying.

Eager to find a cure, Nicai Bright along with the infuriating but strikingly handsome Koll Hawk and their dragons set out for the Smoldering Slopes on a daring and desperate venture. An ancient prophecy speaks of hope there… as well as darkness.

Age of Dragons is the first book in a four-book series in the joint world of Stones of Amaria.

One-click now to be transported to a world filled with dragon riders!

Book 2 – Releases October 17
Book 3 – Releases November 28
Book 4 – Releases January 9

Fantastical Tales from the Lady’s Quill

Axen rattled on. “The opposition (for he never referred to the Warriors by name) will now be much less able to protect the inhabitants of this world, and you know we are running low on citizenry here for raw material. We require a new source of blood-victims for our Rites.”
His wine-embellished, pompous tones nauseated her. All these things they both knew quite well. He likes hearing himself talk in this state, she noted once again. Boredom began to seep in through her haze of wine. Although their relationship was important for Devil’s Tail purposes, right now she chafed at its bindings, though the power she wielded with Axen was not, she admitted, something to be taken lightly.
Vajti decided to escape. “I feel the need for sleep, Axen. I will see you afterward…..”

from The World that Resisted, included.


Like a touch of magic with your fiction? Need a story to read in a short period of time? This speculative fiction collection contains tales that can be read in 1 to 30 minutes. Almost instant gratification! Recommended if you like independent reads with no mainstreamed formula. Legend, myth, and fable influences.

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Wendi L. Sneden

WendiSneden795363aThe author lives in the Midwest with her family. She is a writer of poetry and speculative fiction, and has been since childhood. She is an animal lover and has three cats, a rabbit, a hamster and a garter snake as friends. Wendi spends her time writing, doing needlework, and reading widely. She also enjoys gardening and the out-of-doors. Wendi was born under the sign of Taurus, and can be reached at wsneden@gmail.com.

She received her B.A. from Michigan State University, has a black belt (Shodan) in Judo, and in other incarnations has pursued direct sales, waited tables, been employed in libraries, and been a homeschooling parent–addicted to all the gorgeous curriculum out there!

As a lover of languages, writing is a natural outlet and she does not foresee an end anytime soon.

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The Curse of the Dragon Stone


Betrayed by an ambitious traitor to The Realm and doomed to an unimaginable fate, Prince Kirin of Greynor seeks to avenge his father’s name—not knowing whether the King is alive or dead.

Cursed to live a half-life as both man and dragon, Kirin finds his situation advantageous to his cause until he stumbles upon a massacre where his boyhood friend—a Nephilim named Tyriel—lies horribly maimed and barely alive.

Upon his return to his lair, Kirin learns that he may be able to save Tyriel and restore order to The Realm through a powerful relic called The Dragon Stone. But now, with Tyriel’s life hanging in the balance and the young prince’s fate about to change, will Kirin forsake his quest for revenge and bring himself to choose love over vengeance?

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JB Richards

unnamedJB Richards is an historian and international multi-award-winning, multi-genre Amazon, Goodreads, and Xlibris author. She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and History.

Richards is the founder and driving force behind the Indies Helping Indies Book Review Project (IHIBRP)—which she created and initiated in April 2017 to provide qualifying Indie authors with high-quality book reviews and free promotional services, the Indieverse Resource Library (IRL)—a free online eLibrary for Indie authors and readers who wish to obtain information and guidance on a variety of book-related topics and services, the Indieverse Newsletter—a community-based, up-to-date resource for Indie authors and readers, and the #IndieBookParade—a promotional vehicle which brings Indie authors and readers together in celebration of various holidays throughout the year. Richards is also the founder of the Indie Fabs—a team of authors who are equally dedicated to offering free assistance, guidance, and support to Indie (independent) authors with the aim of building strong bonds of cooperation and fellowship within the Indie community. Richards has been a member of various author venues, such as the Authors Den, the Women Fiction Writers Association (WFWA), The International Women’s Writing Guild (IWWG), and various writing groups since 2016.

In November 2016, Richards was nominated “Top Female Author” by TheAuthorsShow.com. In April 2017, she received a nomination for “Author of the Year” in the Indie Author Books 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. In 2017, Richards was voted Best Fantasy Reviewer in the Virtual Fantasy Con Awards. She received a nomination for the Liebster Award for her IHIBRP Book Review Blog in July 2018. In May 2019, Richards was presented with the Inspiring Muse Award—A personal achievement award bestowed on individuals who are excellent examples of different aspects of the creative community, or of humanity in general.

Richards’ multi-award-winning debut novel, “Miriamne the Magdala”—Grand Prize Winner of the 2017 Golden Quill Award—was published in 2015 after more than 20 years of extensive research into the lives and times of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. Her reimagining of their lives together provides an intimate, yet provocative and controversial look into a relationship nourished by a rich culture, forged by ancient traditions, transformed by an insurmountable love, and threatened by a turbulent and oppressive political landscape. “The First Christmas: A Yeshua and Miri Novel Series Short”—released in December 2017–received a Golden Squirrel Independent Book Award from Book Squirrel Blog for Best Holiday Themed Novel for 2018, and her upcoming sequel, “Yeshua the Christ: The Silk Road”, is currently in production for publication in 2020.

Richards’ fantasy short story, “The Dragon’s Heir”, was included in a multi-award-winning adult fairy tale anthology called “Once Upon a Fabulous Time” that was published in December 2017. In November 2018, Richards expanded on this short story when she completed her first two fantasy novels—“The Curse of the Dragon Stone: The Dragon’s Heir Trilogy Book 1”, which was released in May, 2019, and “The Sorceress’ Vengeance: The Dragon’s Heir Trilogy Book 2”, released August 5, 2019—during her participation in NaNoWriMo2018 (National Novel Writing Month). In May 2019, “The Curse of the Dragon Stone” was selected as Top Shelf Magazine’s Indie Book Cover Award in the category of Ebook Fiction. While Richards works to complete “Magic Awakens: The Dragon’s Heir Trilogy Book 3” for release in Winter, 2019, she is also developing several other multi-genre novel series’ including her epic Heaven’s Guard Series, a Mystery series, a Sci-Fi series, and a number of illustrated books for children.

Richards is also a regular contributor to several Indie news magazine publications, including Indie Publishing News and Golden Box Books Magazine. Her books have been featured in Reader’s Choice Magazine (2016-18), Reality Bites Magazine (2017-18), Golden Box Books’ All About Love 2018 Valentine’s Day publication, Books Go Social’s 2018 Your Secret Library Holiday Magazine, and Top Shelf Magazine’s Featured Indie Discoveries (May 2019).

Richards is a lifelong resident of Manchester, New Hampshire, where she resides with her husband of 35-years, Daniel, her son, Matthew, and her three rambunctious but lovable pups, Monty, Ayden, and Spirit.

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