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Book Review: SEEKER, by Arwen Elys Dayton

SEEKER, by Arwen Elys Dayton

Quin, Shinobu and John—three very different young people with three very different destinies that are compelled to intertwine. All three train to be a Seeker, but each for a different reason. Quin seeks to bring about justice and set things right. Shinobu wants to please his father and be near Quin. John has ulterior motives and a promise he needs to keep to someone. The only problem is: None of them have any clue what’s in store for them, and becoming a Seeker isn’t what any of them believe it to be.

Fast-paced, quick action and never a really dull moment can be found in this book. While I wouldn’t necessarily call it a page-turner, you definitely won’t find many moments in which you’re compelled to skim or skip anything, because everything has a purpose and the action just never lets up.

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Author Interview With Maryann Miller


A diverse writer of columns, feature stories, short fiction, novels, screenplays and stage plays, Maryann Miller has won numerous awards including being a semi-finalist at the Sundance Institute for her screenplay, A Question Of Honor. Her work has appeared in regional and national publications, and the Rosen Publishing Group in New York has published her non-fiction books for teens, including the award-winning Coping with Weapons and Violence In School and On Your Streets.

A romantic suspense One Small Victory is a June 08 release in hardback from Five Star Publishing, and Play It Again, Sam is a July 08 release from Uncial Press as an e-book. Other experience includes extensive work as a PR consultant, a script doctor, and an editor...

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Interview with Karen Quinn, Author of Holly Would Dream and The Ivy Chronicles


It’s rare today to find an author who does nothing but write for a living. Do you have a ‘real’ job other than writing, and if so, what is it? What are some other jobs you’ve had in your life?
Karen Quinn: I started out as a lawyer and absolutely hated that. After I dozed off in front of my client during an SEC hearing, I quit that. Luckily, the client died that year so he never sued me for malpractice. Then I moved into marketing and advertising. I worked for American Express for fifteen years until they downsized me. At that point, I came up with the idea of starting a small business helping NYC families get their children into the best private schools. The company was called Smart City Kids – it still exists today. But after two-and-a-half years, I got out...

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Interview with Author Bo Savino (aka: Catherine Chase, Dr. Kim Savino, AJ Rand)

You never know which personality might arise from this author who writes under several pseudonyms to keep the genres separate in the hearts and minds of her readers. In particular, she chose to separate her genres with pseudonyms to add a level of parental control so that the young readers of her Reggie & Ryssa series won’t go browsing through the more mature content of her other various titles.

Bo Savino is also the author of the spiritual fiction book, Sacred Steps, published in 2003 by TGS, Ltd, under Dr. Kim Savino. Reggie & Ryssa and the Summer Camp of Faery is her first journey into the realm of books for young adults, under the name Bo Savino.

Under the pseudonym of A. J. Rand, the first book in her Broken Wings series, Broken Wings: Genesis, was released through Aisling Press in...

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Interview with Author KL Nappier

Well, after lo these many years, the terms “cross genre” and “independent” have come to describe a lot of writers that are difficult to pigeon hole. I’m proud to be counted among these authors, even if most book stores don’t quite know what to do with me. If readers like my work, they have to ask their favorite store for my titles, since most shops don’t consider my novels “book shelf friendly.” Like many cross genre writers, I write stories that fit multiple categories at once. But I’d say my style generally runs to thrillers, mysteries, romance and the metaphysical. My themes explore the way we work our way through the dark side into the light.

I never let a theme get in the way of a good story, though.

It’s rare today to find an author who does nothing but write fo...

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Author Interview: Michaela Riley

Michaela Riley was born in 1960 and grew up in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia in a town that borders the Ohio River and is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills.

As a child Riley would spend most of her time reading every book she could carry home from the school library. She admits, “Being a writer was a fairytale for some else’s life. Then I found a story that needed to be told.”

During her college years and after completion of her active duty tour during the Gulf War, she supported herself in a variety of healthcare positions. She plans on retiring from the Army Reserves this year and smiles as she says, “It was the best job and career I have ever had. I love my country.”

Nearly twenty six years later Riley has completed a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and a M...

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Author Interview: Rick R. Reed

Author Bio Rick R. Reed

Rick R. Reed’s most recent published work includes a thriller about a serial killer using a gay hookup website to find his victims called IM (Quest Books, May 2007); a tragic vampire love story set in 1950s Greenwich Village and modern-day Chicago called In the Blood (Quest Books, September 2007); and a paranormal page-turner about a psychic reluctantly caught up in the murders of two teenage girls in her small western Pennsylvania town called Deadly Vision (Quest Books, January 2008).

Other published novels include A Face Without a Heart (a modern-day version of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray), Penance, and Obsessed. His horror short story collection, Twisted: Tales of Obsession and Terror was published in April 2006.

Upcoming novels include a sexy thrille...

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Author Interview: Victor J Banis

Author Bio Victor J Banis:

I’ve been writing professionally for nearly half a century, with more than 150 published books to my credit, many of them critically praised (“the master’s touch in storytelling,” Publishers Weekly). Native of Ohio, longtime Californian and now live and write full time in West Virginia’s beautiful Blue Ridge. Most recent works: Longhorns (Carroll and Graf); Lola Dances (MLR Press); Slow Dance (CarnalDesiresPublishing). I write in all kinds of genres, both gay and straight, humor, mystery, horror, erotica, even a recent cookbook.

Author Interview

It’s rare today to find an author who does nothing but write for a living. Do you have a ‘real’ job other than writing, and if so, what is it? What are some other jobs you’ve had in your life?

Victor Banis: I’ve mo...

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Author Interview: G Murray Thomas

G. Murry Thomas Bio

I am a writer in the broadest sense. I write in whatever genre and form suits me at the moment. My preferred genre is fiction, but I’ve had the most success as a poet. I have published one full length collection of poetry, Cows on the Freeway (iUniverse), and I am regularly invited to read my poetry around Southern California.

At the moment, most of my writing is non-fiction, including musical commentary, literary criticism, and an occasional political editorial.

I have been very active in promoting poetry over the past twenty years. I tried my hand as a publisher, both of poetry books, as Orange Ocean Press, and a monthly magazine, Next… (more info below). I have produced and hosted numerous poetry readings...

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