Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Grab Shackled for Free!

I'm so excited! For the first time ever Shackled will be free for a few days. This story was very personal to write. It was inspired by  a real-life experience my sister lived through and nearly died trying to escape. I also got to go to New York for an awards ceremony where Shackled won the silver Benjamin Franklin award. It was a magical night and I felt so incredibly privileged to be part of the national award.

Now you have a chance to read this suspenseful tale for free. I hope you enjoy it. If you do, pass it on. It's a story worth talking about.

Here's the blurb and below that you'll find links to all your favorite retailers where you can download Shackled for free. Happy reading!

After shy, quiet Lucy and her family move from their small hometown in Minnesota to Seattle, Washington, she is surprised when Ryan, the most popular boy at school asks her out.  Soon, she is swept up in a whirlwind romance and her na├»ve and trusting nature allows her to fall head over heels in love with her too-good-to-be suitor. Suddenly, Lucy finds herself enraptured by the excitement of her new relationship, leaving her blinded to the warning signs of danger ahead.  Can her fairy tale romance last, or will she find that her prince charming is more like a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Links to download:

Barnes and noble UK  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shackled-angela-carling/1110200057?ean=2940151969611

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Rift Watcher blog tour!

Hi all, today I'm welcoming up and coming author C.R. Simper to my blog and taking part in her blog tour for her amazing new book Rift Watcher!

Sixteen-year-old Onnie, newly minted adult, isn’t sure what she wants in life, but she is sure what she doesn’t want, and going off to the Interplanetary Alliance’s Academy is at the top of that list. When she purposely flunks the entrance exam, she’s certain that’s why her father commanded her and her brother Jayesh to return to Rift Watcher Station. As Onnie settles into her new life on Rift Watcher, will she find a place of her own?

Chief Medical Officer Darragh Conally has issues. And secrets. As Onnie determinedly worms her way into his life and forges a friendship he doesn’t want, those secrets come dangerously close to being exposed. But how do you tell the Captain’s daughter to back off without risking your job?

There’s something wrong with the relationship between the Galladirans and the Earthers. It’s all polite on the surface; too polite. And Onnie can feel the tension rippling underneath. How long will it be until things break wide open?


C R Simper was raised seven miles north of a small town, with two sisters, thirteen dogs, and an open sky painted every night with billions of stars. This unharried childhood allowed time for much reading, which led into a desire to create stories of worlds beyond her own. 

She is a member of the American Night Writer's Association. She has two published short stories in the Steampunk genre. Besides writing, she has a passion for genealogy, volleyball, and bargain hunting.


Now just for fun we get to hear our honor guest author's top 10 favorites list!
Top Ten List
10 Bird/bunny watching in my yard.
9 Playing the piano
8 Bargain hunting
7 Arizona Sunsets
6 Taking long drives in the country
5 Writing and more writing
4 Researching my ancestors (or yours)
3 Walking my silly dog
2 Helping my friends
1 Dinner conversations with my family

 Ahh, the joy of simple things.Take a second before you go to enter the giveaway(below) and check out the dates for the rest of her blog tour.

To view our blog schedule and follow along with this tour visit our Official Event page 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Cover reveal for book two in the Secret Keeper series.

Last Spring you were introduced to the first book in the Secret Keeper series titled, The Secret Keeper. Book one was received with amazing reviews and so I'm super-excited to announce that today is the cover reveal for the second book In The Dying Light. I don't want to give too much away since it is book two but here is the blurb you will read on the back of In The Dying Light.

Winter Merrill knew it would be difficult when she took on an ancient curse to save her family, but couldn’t have imagined the isolated existence she would inherit.

When her long-time boyfriend’s demanding college schedule competes with her needs, Winter is left completely alone to fight the dark secrets she bares. At her breaking point a stranger enters Winter’s life, one who understands how she feels and more importantly knows how to eliminate the curse. 
Will his friendship be a new beginning for Winter or will it prove to be her demise?

And now, (Drumroll please.....)here is the cover for In The Dying Light

If you haven't read book one yet, get caught up! Grab The Secret Keeper, the first book in the series before In The Dying Light comes out in March. It's 99super-cheap cents this week. 

Here are the links to find it.

Still can't decide?  Here’s a little excerpt from The Secret Keeper to get you started 

Over and over in my head I repeated, “She can make my secret go
away.” I’m not sure if I was trying to convince myself, or trying to keep
myself from going nuts, but the phrase calmed me as I drove.

I found Lejo Street and began the steep climb to the top. The houses
in this neighborhood were small. Most were weathered if not
completely forgotten. Pines grew too close together. Piles of rusted tools
and long-forgotten bathroom fixtures littered the landscape, hidden
only by overgrown grasses and neglected Quakies. No wonder everyone
thought it was creepy.

My heart rate quickened with the ascent, and my palms left sticky
sweat on my steering wheel. I wiped them on my jeans only to have the
moisture build up again immediately. Soon there was nothing but dense
forest; a blur of green, broken only by the ashen skies above. The rain
came down in unyielding sheets and I turned up the windshield wipers.
Back and forth they went like a giant metronome, keeping in step with
my nervous heartbeat.

I strained to see out the windows until all at once there was nothing
in front me but a large rusted metal gate and a cracked wood sign, painted
long ago, that declared, “No trespassing.” Beyond the gate, through the
trees and the rain, I saw the pale blue house that the girl in the park had described.

One more time I said out loud, “She can make my secret disappear.”
I’d almost convinced myself now. I had to be convinced, what with the
dilapidated house in the middle of nowhere and the stormy weather.
Everything screamed “Don’t go in!” but I was driven to try something,
anything, not to lose my best friend and boyfriend.
I climbed from the car and ran until I reached the porch, slipping and
having to catch myself as I tried to take the stairs too fast. Light spilled
out through a crack in the curtains, letting me know someone was there.
I lifted my hand to knock on the old splintered door and froze. I didn’t
know the secret keeper’s name. How would I address her? Before I could
decide what to do, the heavily scratched door handle turned and the door
opened a crack. My mouth fell open. The eyes that peered through the
opening were surprisingly young.

My throat felt tight as I swallowed and it sounded loud to me. I
could turn and run. Everything in my gut told me to go, but I stood like
a marble statue frozen by my anguish.

Who are you looking for?” she asked.

Her melodic voice made me think of dozens of wind chimes all
tinkling at once. Still, I felt uneasy.

I made myself spit out the words. “The Secret Keeper.”
An excruciatingly long minute passed and I thought she might tell
me that I had the wrong house or that I should get off her property.
Finally, in a voice no louder than a whisper she said, “Come in. I’m the
Secret Keeper.”

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