#eNovAaW Women of Words
Multi-Author Book Blitz ~ September 23 – 27
Wednesday, September 23
NO PERFECT DESTINY by Jackie Weger
TRAILS IN THE SAND by P.C. Zick
No Perfect Destiny
by Jackie Weger
Leah Spenser owns a decrepit car, a budget that won’t stretch, and the moxie to make a decent life. She lives in the present until one sun-drenched day, a past she has outrun imperils her future and threatens all she holds dear. When her boss announces that someone is embezzling company funds, history begins to repeat itself. Detective Leo Garvey has her in his sights as the number one suspect and more. Leah knows she must be careful, that nothing good could come from his attraction. Leo doesn’t see it her way. Guilty or innocent, she is the one. Convincing Leah the past can only be escaped by embracing something better seems to fall on deaf ears. While Leo works to uncover the truth, Leah determines it will never surface.
Meet Jackie Weger
Jackie Weger has more than a million books in print world-wide. For half a lifetime Jackie moved with the times and jobs until she settled on St. Augustine, Florida where she renovated a hundred-year-old house in historic Lincolnville, a community established by freed slaves in 1866. In 1995 she put her career on hold to care for elderly and handicapped members of her family. Later she moved to Central America with her companion dog, a Shar-pei named Simon. She and Simon lived in a small Pacific Rainforest village in a thatched-roofed bohio while making intrepid excursions into the Darian, the San Blas Islands and outer islands in the Pacific. Says Weger: “I was living high on adventure until I one Christmas I was gifted a Kindle. I fell in love with it. Next I discovered indie publishing, and that’s an adventure in itself.” Now living in a rural Texas community Jackie is enjoying indie authorship and connecting with early fans and new—an adventure all its own.
Trails in the Sand
by P.C. Zick
Series: Florida Fiction Series, #2
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Caroline Carlisle loved Simon from the moment she first laid eyes on him when she was nine years old. Unfortunately, he married her older sister, and thus set a southern family on a collision course with its past. After the death of her sister that makes Simon a widow, the two finally marry and attempt to make a family with Simon’s daughter Jodi. Jodi has other ideas, and they don’t include welcoming a new step-mother who also happens to be her aunt.
As Caroline starts to report on the oil spill threatening the sea turtles on Florida’s Panhandle beaches, she begins to uncover the secret of her own mother’s past, which includes her brother’s suicide and a teenage pregnancy. With Caroline’s sharpened reporter skills, she digs until she brings all the secrets to light, including her own.
Meet P.C. Zick
P.C. Zick describes herself as “a storyteller no matter what I write.” And she writes in a variety of genres, including romance, contemporary fiction, and nonfiction. She’s won various awards for her essays, columns, editorials, articles, and fiction.
Many of her novels contain stories of Florida and its people and environment, which she credits as giving her a rich base for her storytelling. “Florida’s quirky and abundant wildlife – both human and animal – supply my fiction with tales almost too weird to be believable.”
Her fiction contains the elements most dear to her heart, ranging from love to the environment. All of her novels contain elements of romance with strong female characters and descriptive settings. She believes in living lightly upon this earth with love, laughter, and passion, and through her fiction she imparts this philosophy in an entertaining manner with an obvious love for her characters, plot, and themes.
Thursday, September 24
A DIAMOND IN MY POCKET by Lorena Angell
QUINTSPINNER: A PIRATE’S QUEST by Dianne Greenlay
A Diamond in My Pocket
by Lorena Angell
Series: The Unaltered, Book One
Genre: YA Fantasy
A #1 bestseller in eleven countries, with over 225,000 downloads. A Diamond In My Pocket is a book readers have shown their love to with over 1,200 5-star reviews. Described by Bookbub as “J.K. Rowling meets Stephen King,” the tale woven is one that feels ensconced in today’s world alongside a huge dose of superpowers. Currently being optioned for film and television, so don’t miss your chance to read this exciting book before it hits the screen.
Escape into this fantasy world full of paranormal abilities, and a hint of romance. After breaking the 100m world record, sixteen-year-old Calli is whisked away to a secret facility where she’s placed with other teens who possess superhuman speed. She soon finds herself in a deadly situation involving other superpowers, a generations-old mystery, and a magical diamond. Calli will have to rely on her quick-wit and gut-instinct to navigate her new world which includes secretly carrying a power-infusing diamond, all the while steering clear of the young man who mistakenly believes she’s his soul-mate.
Meet Lorena Angell
Lorena Angell lives in arguably the most beautiful location in the world, nestled deep in the scenic Columbia River Gorge of the Pacific Northwest, USA. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, bar-b-queuing, exploring the Pacific coast, and hiking in the Cascade Mountain Range with her family. She has yet to run across Sasquatch, but you can bet when she does she’ll write him/her into a story. Lorena’s novels appeal to those who like young adult fantasy/paranormal with a hint of romance and several twists and turns. If you enjoy reading about strong female protagonists and thought-provoking moral dilemmas, intertwined with magical stones and crystals containing superhuman powers, then you’ll love Lorena’s books.
Quintspinner: A Pirate’s Quest
by Dianne Greenlay
Series: Quintspinner, Book One
Genre: YA Fantasy/Historical
Even in the year 1717, one month, one week, or one day, can make all the difference in the world.
One month ago, Tess Willoughby was the daughter of a well-to-do physician in London, and she witnessed the murder of an old seer. Coming into possession of the dead woman’s odd ring – an ancient Spinner ring, known by the locals as the Ring of Prophesy, she was wrongly accused by her father of having stolen the ring.
Three weeks ago, by her father’s arrangement for the family, she became an unwilling passenger on a merchant ship bound for the pirate-infested waters of the Caribbean.
Two weeks ago, at her father’s insistence, she became forcibly betrothed to a man who she recognized as being the seer’s murderer – a man who covets her only for her ring.
One week ago, she met a sailor and experienced the thrill of being in love for the first time.
Two days ago, she realized that such a secret love would endanger them both, and, heart-broken, she was forced to choose her loyalty.
Yesterday, her fiancé betrayed her during a pirate attack and those she loved were slaughtered.
Today, she is plotting to save her own life and perhaps to take his in retribution. The ring is urging her to decide quickly…
Tomorrow will be too late.
A tale of pirates and treasure, love and betrayal, all bound together by a dash of ancient magic, QUINTSPINNER – A PIRATE’S QUEST is “the Rings meets Pirates of the Caribbean!” (Chapters reviewer)
Meet Dianne Greenlay
Dianne Greenlay, is a Canadian author whose historical action/adventure QUINTSPINNER series has won multiple awards in Historical, Commercial, YA and Book of the Year categories.
QUINTSPINNER – A PIRATE’S QUEST and DEADLY MISFORTUNE, both award winning books which have proven to be wildly popular with readers on the global online site Wattpad, are the first books in the intended series. Greenlay is also the author of THE CAMPING GUY, which is available as both a short story and a one act comedy (“Best Play” Theaterfest).
Although she lives most of the year on the land-locked prairies, Greenlay enjoys traveling and frequently can be found in tropical climates hiking, cave spelunking, snorkeling, and sailing while researching historical sites in preparation for her writing.
Friday, September 25
MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION by Ellie Campbell
CHLOE’S RESCUE MISSION by Rosie Dean
Million Dollar Que$tion
by Ellie Campbell
What can rock your world faster than winning or losing a king’s ransom overnight?
Just as a huge financial scandal throws New Yorker, Olivia Wheeler, from wealth and success to bankruptcy and shame, struggling impoverished single-mother Rosie Dixon wins an unexpected million pounds. Good luck? Bad luck? Who can tell? Both women have more in common than they realize. While Olivia struggles to survive her humiliations, fleeing broke and homeless to London, shy unassuming Rosie discovers sudden riches arrive with their own mega-load of problems.
Can workaholic career-obsessed Olivia find a passion for something earthier and warmer than power and prestige? And can Rosie sift through envy and greed to discover true friends, true family and even true love?
Two strangers who’ve never met. Yet neither realizes how each is affecting the other’s destiny or the places their paths touch and fates entwine.
How will they surmount the pitfalls and perils of their outrageous change of fortune?
That is the million dollar question.
Meet Ellie Campbell
Ellie Campbell is a pseudonym for sisters, Pam Burks and Lorraine Campbell who collaborate across the mighty Atlantic, finding writing together the perfect excuse for endless phone conversations. They are equally passionate about travel, animals and the great outdoors. Although Pam lives near London, with husband, three children and a dog, while Lorraine is on a Colorado ranch near wild and wonderful Boulder with husband, five horses, five cats, one dog and four chickens – they both believe in enjoying life to the fullest, be it discovering new remote locations or going on trail rides in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
Chloe’s Rescue Mission
by Rosie Dean
Genre: Romantic Comedy
To save her grandfather’s legacy – The Joshua Steele Theatre – Chloe Steele sells her services to the highest bidder.
Enter leisure tycoon, business angel and playboy, Duncan Thorsen.
But when the bank calls in the debts and the council enforces closure, just how much paparazzi exposure and wheeling and dealing can a girl stomach?
Meet Rosie Dean
I write romantic fiction with a sense of humour and, sometimes, a sense of the ridiculous. Because we all know life and love aren’t exactly how we’d like them to be.
I’ve been writing stories since I was a little girl, when I was especially industrious and produced dolly-dressing books, complete with a typed story, a dolly to cut out on the back cover, and paper clothing with tabs on. I even sold a couple.
After growing up, I studied ceramic design – gaining a ‘degree in crockery’ as the man-in-my-life likes to call it, which I once put to good use as an Art & Pottery teacher. Deciding I didn’t want to spend my entire life in the classroom, covered in clay and paint, I escaped to the world of corporate communication, where I wrote training courses and marketing copy. Now I’ve given it all up to write, full-time. When not writing, I love to cook and to read, I even read in the car (talking books) and have notched up countless unnecessary miles as a result.
Saturday, September 26
A DEAD RED MIRACLE by R.P. Dahlke
(Mystery, Women’s Sleuth, Humor)
GOODY ONE SHOE by Julie Frayn
A Dead Red Miracle
by R.P. Dahlke
Series: Dead Red Mystery, #5
Genre: Mystery, Women Sleuth, Humor
Thinking to jump start their careers as private investigators in Wishbone, Arizona, cousins Lalla and Pearlie Bains buy into it with a local P.I.
But their nifty plan starts circling the drain when his unscrupulous business practices end in his untimely death and they discover that he’s been stealing clients and two-timing everyone else.
With only a week before the state pulls their business license, Lalla and Pearlie will have to corral a wall-climbing Apache ninja, pacify their former boss’s greedy ex-wives and nail a killer. Sure Lalla and Pearlie are in a really tight spot, but all they need is a miracle or two.
Meet R.P. Dahlke
I write humorous mysteries about an annoyingly tenacious tall, blonde and beautiful, ex-model turned crop-duster who, to quote Lalla Bains, says: “I’ve been married so many times they oughta revoke my license.” I wanted to give readers a peek at a not so-perfect life of a woman who is not afraid of chipping her manicure because she doesn’t have time for a manicure, what with herding a bunch of recalcitrant pilots and juggling work orders just to keep her father’s flagging business alive.
Beginning with #4 in the series, A Dead Red Alibi, Lalla and her family will reside in South East Arizona where she will divide her time between a fledgling P.I. business with cousin, Pearlie Bains, and volunteering as a team member with Cochise County Search and Rescue.
I also write a romantic sailing mystery trilogy: A Dangerous Harbor and Hurricane Hole.
Goody One Shoe
by Julie Frayn
Genre: Psychological Suspense
Billie Fullalove witnesses the murder of her parents at the hands of a gun-wielding thug. In the melee, Billie loses a leg. But her Batmanesque beginnings don’t turn her into a superhero. Yet. Billie survives her lonely childhood and settles into a solitary life, pursuing her dream of being an editor in a top publishing house. Unable to avenge her parents’ unsolved murder, she is accosted by news stories of bad guys going free thanks to an inept court system. She wields her red pen and edits the newspaper to fight evil forces, right wrongs, and bring justice to victims. When her edits come true, and criminals start dying, Billie must discover the vigilante’s identity before they act out more of her revenge fantasies.
Meet Julie Frayn
Bean counter by day, Julie Frayn spends her off hours penning award-winning novels and short stories that pack a punch. And a few stabs. When not working or writing, Julie spend as much time as possible with her babies. Well, they’re grown adults now, but they still think she’s cool. Right kids? Right? Hello?
In grade school, Julie was a math whiz, loved to write stories and poems in English class, and had an artistic flair for pencil drawings and pen and ink pointillism. When it came time to choose a career, she was torn between three loves. Her artistic brain ached to create. But her practical side, and the need to eat, won out. Though she’s devoted her career to numbers, she revels in the written word.
Sunday, September 27
CURSE by Dale Furse
DEMONSPELL by Phoebe Matthews
by Dale Furse
Series: Wexkia Trilogy, #1
Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Nell is looking forward to leaving the isolation of her beach and attending University in the city. But when her father reveals she isn’t human, but a product of two warring alien species, her life somersaults as ever-increasing evidence proves him wrong.
She is something else.
She must now decide if knowing the truth is worth risking lives.
With friend Sam by her side, she travels to an alien world where she must battle the growing number of enemies and find the hidden book containing the real facts about her ancestry—whatever that may be!
Meet Dale Furse
Dale has enjoyed many creative pursuits including playing guitar and singing in a band, acting and directing in theatre, writing novels, short stories, plays, songs and poems.
Her reading tastes are varied, so too is her writing of highly imaginative, interweaving of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Space Opera, Horror, Romance and short stories. After over thirty years of writing, she still loves her journeys to unknown places, meeting unheard-of peoples.
Dale lives in Queensland, Australia. Her home is west of Townsville and that’s south of Cairns but north of Brisbane.
by Phoebe Matthews
Series: Sunspinners, #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Demonspell, or Curse of the Everlasting Relatives, is the first novel in the Sunspinners series.
Along with a big house and income, Elaine inherits five immortal relatives who need constant attention. Try keeping a husband with that set of in-laws. Yes, she has tried. Twice. And failed. Now, just when she meets a great new guy, a band of demons demands that Elaine and her family leave Seattle immediately, alive or dead.
Meet Phoebe Matthews
Phoebe Matthews is currently writing three urban fantasy series. She likes a mixture of current events and fantasy and sets her stories in places where she has lived, from Scotland to Washington State.
She admires superheroes who save the universe or the planet or at least the whole nation, but admits her own world is much smaller. And so she writes about people with limited powers who have only their wits and courage between themselves and destruction.
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