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Today I am doing a review of The Return by Carter Vance.


Return cover 14 (1)  The Return is a story of the modern day fulfillment of the Grail prophecy.

The time has come for the prophesied return of Christ. Long thought extinct, the secret Order of Knights Templar battle the Dark Forces that fear His return.

At the center of this battle of good and evil is Sarah Davidson, an expectant mother, who has a unique heritage, and Peter Christos, her shipping magnate husband. The couple, who were married in the presence of the Ark of the Covenant, is confronted with a series of surreptitious schemes and attacks causing them to flee and seek a secure birthplace for their son.

They are aided in this endeavor by the Knights Templar, a clandestine organization that has, over the centuries, amassed enormous wealth and power and the organization to deliver it in…

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Blog Tour stop #9

Book: White Swans: A Regency Era

Author: annamaria Bazzi

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Hello, Audra, and thank you so much for hosting the ninth stop of the blog tour. It’s been fun, especially when I take along a few of the characters with me. White Swans: A Regency Era is a young adult short story series designed for teens who believe novels are just too long to read. A new book will be coming out every month, so look for book II the first week of April.

Today, accompanying me are Kendíka, Saphora, Charles and the footman Wordsworth.

Saphora: I’m not sure why you would bring that scoundrel along.

Annamaria: Excuse me, but why did you call Wordsworth a scoundrel?

Saphora: You still don’t know much about this character, who keeps silent in every scene he appears in, but let me assure you, he’s a worthless, scheming S@#@

Charles: Please…

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When I start nearing the end of a book, I clutch my chest and start bracing for the palpitations: do I have another story in me? I recall always having some story lined up, always having something to write, but since I started seriously writing it seems the brilliant award winning ideas have derailed into the vastness of my endless thoughts.

Do I have another story? This plagues me into insomnia. What if I never have another creative thought in my life? What if there is nothing beyond this? What if all i’ll ever be is a nurse who wrote a few things? Ugh, hello 3 a.m. and hopeless thoughts of being a has-been writer.


Alas, the clouds break and the rain goes away and smack dab near the end of writing this current book a new set of voices break through. Bad timing, I tell them . …

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I’m taking part in a wonderful blog hop full of great authors. During the Discovering Indie Authors Blog Hop each of us are posting snippets of our books, answering the question of why we write, or posting something else related to writing. (and giveaways)

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I chose to post something about writing because answering why I write would likely drive readers either totally insane or at the very least have them calling the people in white coats to come and take me away.

This actually a blog post I wrote for a friend’s blog a while back. However, it isn’t something any of my own blog follows have had much of a chance to see.

I am a hopeless scatterbrain…most of the time. And yet, I write epic fantasy. If you take the time to wander through the meanderings of a mind that likes to take off on it’s own, often…

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Blog Tour stop #1

Book: White Swans: A Regency Era

Author: annamaria Bazzi


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Blurb for White Swans: A Regency Era


Left an orphan, Kendíka cries herself to sleep and startles awake in a Regency castle. Terror consumes her, and she attempts to escape only to discover the new world is her prison. Having no choice, she attends a ball given by her guardian, Lord Deverow, to introduce her into society. He admonishes her to follow the rules and promises to protect her from the wrath of the strange, hazy set of eyes spying on everything. But when she ignores his warning, Kendíka learns firsthand what it means to be disobedient.

From Annamaria:

First, I’d like to thank Judy for hosting the first stop of my blog tour for White Swans: A Regency Era, a young adult, fantasy short story series. Why a short story series you ask?…

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Voracious Reader

Today I am doing a requested review of Hidden Under Her Heart by Rachelle Ayala.


hidden under coverBlurb:  Maryanne Torres is a compassionate nurse who fails at relationships. After a string of losers, she swears off premarital sex, hoping to land a marrying type of man.

Lucas Knight, a law-school dropout, moves to California to train for the Ironman Triathlon. He’s smart, sweet, and everything Maryanne wants in a man, but their relationship suffers from his dedication to the sport. Seeking consolation in the arms of a handsome preacher’s son, Maryanne attends a church party where she is raped.

Maryanne is pregnant from the rape and plans to abort. But the identity of her rapist is hidden in her baby’s DNA. Lucas asks Maryanne to seek alternatives and pledges to support her through the pregnancy. When Lucas becomes the prime suspect, Maryanne must clear his name and make a life changing…

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