Thursday, November 28, 2013

Review!

A writing friend of mine who I knew way back when we were both in a long-distance writing group, offered to read BELIEVE and give a review. Unfortunately she couldn't put it up on Amazon so I'm posting it here instead. Thanks Nat!!



BELIEVE

This is a novel which I read and found disturbing, emotional, exhilarating, and finally, truly inspirational.

I disliked James for quite some time, until the story of his relationship with Josie, his sister began to unravel. He struck me as somewhat weak, relying too quickly on artificial means to get him past a difficult passage in his life. His relationship with Josie see-sawed too, at times really caring for her, at other times impatient.  We see the life of these two siblings through their own eyes and also through their parents’ too as they struggle to try and understand not only Josie but James as well. A dysfunctional family whose reasons for this are not really understood until very late in the story and then done with mastery as the trials they’ve all experienced are shown in a sensitive and heartbreaking reveal.

The introduction of Marina was well handled. She was a calming influence on James and indeed, on Josie, once they became better acquainted. I admit to tears at many times reading this wonderful story, births, deaths, a murder, the coming together of some of the characters, and the finalisation of a twisted, compelling story. Right to the end of the novel, there were hooks, teasers, and just as the reader thinks all is well, another twist!

This is a well constructed, well thought out and intriguing book and I would recommend it wholeheartedly. Once in my life I experienced the foretelling of the death of my son’s godfather and it is something I would not want to do again. I admire Kylie for her gift and her sharing of it with the readers of this inspiring story. The poetry within ties in well with the story and brings another dimension to the writing. Mel once told me that she could not write poetry – well, you’re wrong. It appears there is another string to add to Mel Teshco’s bow! All in all, I loved the story, and by the end, the very emotional end for me, I was more than a little in love with James too.

I wish both authors great success with Believe which I believe is truly inspirational and a great read. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

November Update

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Well it's been a busy and reasonably productive month at the Teshco household *g* with me finishing revisions for my 60k word ms, Shadow Hunter (title may change) which is a really old manuscript I wrote quite some years ago and that is now getting a revamp. If this is 'officially' accepted, it will be going to a brand new publisher...more on that later.

 I've also been working on a continuity with two other fabulous authors, a bit hush hush for now, but I can tell you it's a sci-fi post apocalyptic, with humans on a space carrier going to a new planet. Great fun and I should be able to tell you more soon.

Lastly, I'll be getting edits soon for Seducing the Huntress (and a cover!!), while the 2nd book in the Nightmix series will be out December 13th! Love this series and hope you readers do too. 

Now back to work on one of my 'other' stories!!!  =)))



Sunday, November 17, 2013

Win a PDF of Believe!

I'm over at the ARRA blog today talking about my writing and how Believe come about! Come and make a comment for a chance to win a copy of Believe! =)


Friday, November 15, 2013

Abducting the Enemy: release date and blurb



Release date for Abducting the Princess is December 13, through the Ellora's Cave site. It will be out at Amazon, B&N etc at least a couple of days later. This is book 2 in the Nightmix series. Lusting the Enemy is book 1, and book 3 - Seducing the Huntress, will be out early next year =)


 Here's the blurb:

Princess Mira is everything Mahaya wants in a woman and a shape shifter, but he’s a nobody brought up by mortals who trained him as a thief. Even worse, he’s a nightmix, a human and larakyte panther offspring whose inner darkness keeps those around him in fear.

So what’s a nightmix to do but abduct the princess and save her from those who would do anything to kill her? Their lust burns bright, but Mira can’t trust her captor. Only time will tell if Mahaya can seize her heart forever.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Edible Delights volume 2


I was lucky enough to win a copy of this HOT *SUPER HOT* book, Edible Delights volume 2, from the lovely Seanna Smythe. And let me tell you, or maybe I should say *warn* you, you'll need to read this one with your significant other not too far away. 

This anthology has five stories from five very different authors, but the link between sex and food features prominently. I won't give away any spoilers - just read it if you're looking for something to push the temperature up 10 degrees LOL! Oh - and you might never look at food in quite the same way again.

4.5 stars!

Blurb:

Flavor of the Month - Bianca Sarble

When Cate Gallagher thinks her day can't get any worse, Patrick Garrett comes along to prove her wrong. The sexy stranger awakens her long forgotten libido but she knows from past experiences his type is best avoided at all costs.

Patrick is sure the chemistry between them will set the sheets on fire, if only she would give him a chance. He hatches a seduction plan to show her exactly how right they could be.

But getting the girl isn't the only obstacle to their Happy Ever After. Misunderstandings and assumptions bring their heat level to boiling point and threaten to scorch their love.
Can Cate overcome her past and let Patrick show her she's not just the Flavor Of The Month?

The Chocolate Affair - Imogene Nix

Deanna has one love. The Scheherazade Chocolate Factory. When it’s bought out by an off world consortium, they send someone to inspect their purchase.

JD Ruan is their expert investigator. But JD has a secret. He’s a demon. And not just any kind of demon –a Pleasure Demon.

Secrets, abilities and hidden truths will find their way… especially when chocolate is involved

My Lord's Table - Alysha Ellis

Gently-bred Susan arrives in 18th century London starving, penniless and desperate to find a job. When a chance-met acquaintance offers to help, Susan happily accepts a position as housekeeper in the home of Lord Winslade.

But the position is not what she expects it to be. She is greeted by a grim manservant, who locks her in a room and orders her to wear the scandalous costume she finds there.

She is forced to attend an erotic banquet of carnal and epicurean delights, presided over by the darkly sinister Lord Winslade.

Susan’s expectations of domestic service shatter as she is seduced into fulfilling appetites of an entirely different order.

The Banquet - Kate Belle
Banquet is a moment in the life of James, a less than attractive chef and restaurant owner who is obsessed with celebrity chef, Sheba. Sheba’s famed erotic recipes have saved James from a life of involuntary celibacy. After impressing Sheba with a special dessert of his own creation, James finds himself invited to the most exclusive and mysterious event on the hospitality calendar. Everyone who’s anyone in the hospitality industry knows of it, but the banquet itself is shrouded in secrecy.

Nervous and out of his depth, James attends and is introduced to a world where the boundaries between food and sex are entirely blurred.

Never on a Sundae - Seanna Smythe

Delicious delights you’ve dreamed of, but Never on a Sundae. Would his beloved Evie cater for the kind of party Aidan had in mind?

The sign advertised catering for parties, but he doubted they catered for the kind of party he had in mind…

Evie is running away from love and when things get a little too hot with Sydney-sider, Aidan, she disappears to Newcastle to buy an ice-cream parlor, Never on a Sundae. But fate conspires against her, and she finds herself out of business and places to run.

As she’s wrapping up things up, Aidan rides into town on his Harley looking for a unique idea for an ice cream cake for his brother’s bachelor party. He’s been searching for months for the only woman who can do wicked things with chocolate…and his heart

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Review for Believe






BELIEVE has had some wonderful reviews so far, but none better than this one from the lovely Iliana:

WoW...freaking WOW!

I finished this book in a day..actually in a few hours cause once i started i couldn't let it go.

Every page grabbed me more and more under the spell of the book.Spiralling down and down into the sotry and the events and all
the emotions.

mind blowing emotionally spiralling freaking amazing book!!!!

I rate this book with 5 stars cause well i can't rate it with 9...cause if i could this book its totally a 9 stars for me(and its a 9 cause i don't believe there can be a rate 10 book)

Its been really a very long time since i've read a book that affected me so much.There were times i simply had to stop cause i couldn't read from all the tears.


Our main characters everyday people with the rights and worngs ,weaknesses and strength we each one have or see in our everyday life yet with a lil bit more as we see physic powers and clairvoyance.

This book is a maze.Through the story of our main characters which is not that simple to unravel at the same time we see many more stories entwine and trying to be unraveled.

A mystery book with murders,ghosts,truths and lies and of course let me not forget poems.

I truly loved the poems.

I hate reading spoilers in reviews and i try not to write in mine though sometimes its not very helpfull for people reading it.

i am really very thankfull to Mel Teshco for sending me this book.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Cover Reveal for Abducting the Princess


What a great cover for book 2 of the Nightmix series! Thanks so much to Erin Dameron Hill of Ellora's Cave - LOVE it!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

NEW Release!!!

BELIEVE is OUT!!! You can find it at Amazon and at a later stage at Soul Mate Publishing! Blurb and extract below =)




BLURB:

Do you believe in the power of unconditional love?
James Edward Bowheart is a genius in the making, a student doctor who has it all . . . or so it seems.

His lawyer father is an alcoholic, his mother a strict, god-fearing woman with a critical eye and a cold heart. His sister, Josie, is warm, smart, and overly-sensitive. She sees things no one else can. In and out of mental institutions, she is reviled by their parents.

James begins to question his own logic, fearing the unknown when he too begins to see things, dream things, the drugs he has come to rely on exacerbating the problem.

Only when a new neighbor—a single and very pregnant young woman—helps him to see outside the square and accept the unexplainable, does he truly start to Believe . . .



EXTRACT:



A scream pierced through one of the many closed doors along the corridor stretching far ahead. The vaguely inhuman sound chilled the air, and James Edward Bowheart’s skin crawled with goose-bumps beneath his pin-striped suit jacket.
He shuddered, even as silence again lay thick around him, his tread eerily loud and echoing down the long, antiseptic-laden hallway.
Bloody hell.
How did Josie cope? Was it rational to allow his highly sensitive, highly strung sister to stay in this facility, this environment?
The walls reeked of dread, the atmosphere ripe with over a century of torment and desperation that sucked at his soul.
A door swung open on his right, jerking him back to normality. He stilled, and a harried nurse gave him a tight nod as she bustled past. At her whisper-quiet retreat, he strode onward, swallowing the cowardice that plagued him each and every time he came here.
At the second last door to the left, he paused. His hand curled like a vise around the cloth bag holding the book that was his sister’s birthday present. She’d loved to read. These days he read to her, but he sensed in her a peace she rarely found, a solace from the words on paper he spoke aloud.
He leaned forward, pressing his forehead to the thick plate glass at the top of the door as he peered inside and viewed Josie’s current emotional state.
Not good. She was in the fetal position, her knees drawn up to her chest and her hands pressed to her ears. Her once lustrous, long blond hair was scraped back into a cheap and nasty elastic band.
He paused far longer than necessary as dread coiled tight in his gut. He grimaced, wishing not for the first time things were different. Better. Normal.  

Stolen

It's been a while since I've read a book from cover to cover, but wow, I could not put this book down. Every page had me wanting to turn the next and then the next, eager to find out more. I won't give away the story, except to say the heroine is kidnapped and taken to the Australian outback where no one else is to be found anywhere near. It's just her...and him. I think I fell in love with the hero before the heroine did, which was weird knowing that he'd literally taken her from everyone and everything she loves. But anyway, a 5/5 stars from me (even if the ending wasn't quite what I'd hoped!)
Please read it, I'm certain you will love it too!



Monday, November 4, 2013

Reviewers WANTED!

I'm after some reviewers who would like to read Believe - a plus length inspirational novel - within a week or two please. Expected release date is within the next 2-3 days. I'll then be able to send out a PDF to whoever is interested. All that's required is a review for Amazon - and Goodreads if you're able (and anywhere else you'd like). Please reply in comments or to my email supplied in the sidebar. The blurb is posted below! Thanks in advance to all who reply =))




Do you believe in the power of unconditional love?
James Edward Bowheart is a genius in the making, a student doctor who has it all...or so it seems.
His lawyer father is an alcoholic, his mother a strict, god fearing woman with a critical eye and a cold heart. His sister, Josie, is warm, smart and overly-sensitive. She sees things no one else can. In and out of mental institutions, she is reviled by their parents.
James begins to question his own logic, fearing the unknown when he too begins to see things, dream things, the drugs he has come to rely on exacerbating the problem.
Only when a new neighbor - a single and very pregnant young woman - helps him to see outside the square and accept the unexplainable, does he truly start to Believe...

Friday, November 1, 2013

Believe's Inception

Believe is out very very soon, and my co-author of this 100k inspirational amazing book is talking about how it all came about. She's guesting on Real Life Paranormal over at the Darksiders blog and also talks about her psychic gift. Interesting stuff! Love you to come over and have a read and drop a comment =)


Cover Reveal!

So happy with the wonderful cover from Totally Bound for my story, Blood Chance. Some readers might remember this story as Her Dark Lord...