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Welcome Davee Jones today

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Please give a warm welcome to author Davee Jones who joined me on the interview couch and answered a few questions.....

How would you describe yourself using only five words? Insatiable, Demanding, Adventurous, Solitary, Misophonia

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? On a mountaintop in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado
How do you get yourself in the mood to write? I crank up the theme to Rocky or We Will Rock You by Queen….lol. If I find it difficult to get motivated, I jump into the SCP author page and see if anyone is up for a sprint. Nothing like getting writing going like fellow authors jamming together.
Coffee, tea or other drink to get you moving in the morning? I love coconut lattes and blueberry Red Bull, depends on my mood.
What is coming up from you in 2013? My first YA paranormal book, Finding Love Under a Rock, released this month that begins my Critter Getter series. The second book of this particular series revolves around the legend of Bigfoot. I wr…

John Brantingham talks about Audio Books

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Five Rules for Audiobooks
There are some people in this world who don’t like audiobooks. These people suggest that listening to an audiobook is in someway cheating. It’s a perception that’s disappearing, but it exists.
I had a conversation with someone about this a couple of weeks ago. We were talking about a book, and he knew I’d been putting in a lot of hours driving up and down the state. He asked me when I had the time to read the whole thing, and I told him it was an audiobook. He’s the last one who told me I was cheating when I did that.
Cheating?
It doesn’t make sense. The only way a person could conceive of that as cheating is if he or she thought that reading wasn’t fun to begin with. I enjoy books, and I want to be around them as much as possible. They’re dangerous, however. They need to be taken seriously. I present five rules for reading audio safely.
1.         Read the Synopsis and Think about Your Life
You’re probably going to be reading while driving. If you’re driving somep…

Latest Releases this week from Dreamspinner/Harmony Ink Press

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This week's Dreamspinner Press Releases....

Finding Shelter by M.J. O'Shea
Rock Bay Series, Book Three

Length: Novel (204p.) | Genre: Contemporary | Release Date:April 29, 2013 Available in E-book & Print
Justin Foster has nineteen years of nothing but trouble behind him. After escaping his abusive father, he finds himself in Rock Bay, Washington, with his cousin Travis. Justin is bruised and has a hard time trusting, but with the help of his family and the small town, he might be able to heal.
Logan O’Brien is also new in town, hoping he can finally get away from his past and the memories of the girlfriend who shattered his heart. It doesn’t take him long to realize RockBay can be more than safe harbor: it can also be home. And for the first time in his life, he finds himself captivated by a man—by Justin.
Justin is attracted to Logan too, but he’s also wary. Physically, Logan reminds him a bit too much of the closeted jerks who used to beat him up after school. But after one aw…

Book Spotlight~ The Count's Last Mistress by Bess Greenfield

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The Count's Last Mistress by Bes Greenfield The Valencourts #1 Historical Romance Publisher:Self/Indie Release Date:March 12, 2013 Heat Level:Steamy Word Count:91,000

Buy at Amazon Kindle / Amazon Print
She set out to expose his true nature, but the secrets revealed were her own…
In the aftermath of war and revolution, cavalry officer Olivier Valencourt, the comte de Chaumenay, only wants peace. But his discovery of his deceased brother’s child in a Montmartre hovel leads to a battle of wills with the lovely but evasive American struggling to provide for him. Determined to gain custody of his nephew, Olivier sets out to win the audacious bohemian’s trust with patronage and patience, but her courage, wisdom, and innocent sensuality divert his agenda.
Painter Jeanne Delancy has good reason to despise the portrait-worthy count before she ever meets him. She believes he’s the man who seduced and deserted her friend long ago. Unfortunately, the talented and persuasive Olivier is hard to dislike …

Guest Author Day with Shirley Skufca Hickman

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Tell us about your favorite character from your books.

My first book, “Don’t Be Give UP.” was about my family so I don’t dare pick a favorite.
Sarah is my favorite fictional character in my romance novel, Sarah Darlin’. I admire her spirit, independence and loyalty.  She was raised by an Irish couple, Patrick and Katie, who suffered terribly during the potato famine in Ireland because of their English landlord. They insist that Sarah has nothing to do with the English aristocrat, Richard Moresby. Because of her loyalty to the O’Malleys, at first she denies her love for Richard.
Tell us about your current/upcoming release. What inspired this story?
I love to read romance novels and I’ve always been fascinated by San Francisco during the Gold Rush.

When in the day/night do you write? How long per day?
I have no set time to write. Some days I may work nine hours; other days I don’t write at all, but I think about what I’m going to write every day.
What is the hardest part of writing your book…