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Authors In The City

Sat, August 11, 2018
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

New York Marriott Downtown
85 West Street
New York, NY 10006

 

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Authors in the City is the fifth annual books signing hosted by Stephanie’s Book Reports. This will be the last Authors in the City – held in it’s innaugeral setting. We will be returning to the New York Marriott Downtown -Aug. 11, 2018.

 

Jennifer Armentrout

#1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia.

When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She shares her home with her husband, his K-9 partner named Diesel and her hyper Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent her time writing short stories.

Therefore explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes Young Adult Contemporary, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal and Romance. She writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J.Lynn

She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press) the Lux Series (Entangled Teen) and the upcoming YA Don’t Look Back (2014) and untitled YA (Fall 2014) from Disney/Hyperion. She is also published with Harlequin Teen and HarperCollins

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BT Urruela

BT Urruela is a combat wounded amputee, purple heart recipient, contemporary author who has written both independent and traditionally published books. He is a RARE under 40 award recipient, Rockwood Summit High School and Rockwood School District Hall of Fame inductee, Co-founder and Brand Ambassador for VETSports, Ambassador for Tampa Sports Academy, People Magazine Tribute for Heroes winner, Cover Model, Motivational Speaker and Philanthropist.

At an early age he began writing short stories having been inspired by reading books authored by RL Stein. His maternal grandmother’s bookshelf was filled with literature that inspired his young mind and cultivated his vivid imagination.

Upon graduation from high school his desire to have a 20-year military career was cut drastically short by an improvised explosive device. Taking the life of his commander, and leaving the remaining four team members badly wounded.

After careful consideration and multiple surgeries, he along with the guidance of his doctors made the decision to amputate. It was the only surgery he ever left with a smile on his face, as if a weight had been lifted. He struggled for two more years through 4-5 hours of physical therapy a day, five days a week to get adapted to his new prosthetic. He medically retired from the Army with high hopes. His focus on restoring his physical shape being the most eminent battle caused him to neglect his psychological state.

Meeting people was difficult and there were very few options for veterans to utilize that would stimulate friendship, and ultimately, allow communication barriers to be breached. After moving to Tampa, Florida, he co-founded the veteran community sports nonprofit, VETSports, with two other combat wounded veterans. It was their mission to change the way veterans transitioned back to civilian life through organized team sports, community involvement, and leadership opportunities.

After being invited to attend a photoshoot with acclaimed photographer Michael Stokes, he flew to California in December of 2014, with incredible excitement. His photos were so widely publicized that he soon gained exposure to the literary world like he’d always dreamed of. That opportunity launched him into his present writing career. He co-wrote the novel ‘A Lover’s Lament with author KL Grayson. The following year he released first solo novel, ‘Into the Nothing’ and will be releasing Wicked Little Words with author Stevie J. Cole. He is now writing full-time.

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Tijan

Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new YA series along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.

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Shayla Black

Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty novels. For nearly twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past eight years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

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Aurora Rose Reynolds

Aurora Rose Reynolds is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author whose wildly popular series include Until, Until Him, Until Her, Underground Kings and Shooting Stars.

Her writing career started in an attempt to get the outrageously alpha men who resided in her head to leave her alone and has blossomed into an opportunity to share her stories with readers all over the world.

For more information on Aurora Rose Reynolds’s latest books or to connect with her, contact her on Facebook  or on Twitter . To order signed books and find out the latest news, visit her at AuroraRoseReynolds.com or Goodreads.

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Mayhem, Madness and Mirth

Jessica Wren and Ian Williams challenge each other with monthly themes on the blog:

Mayhem, Madness and Mirth?

Follow the blog to be notified when new stories are uploaded each month!

March’s theme is Man v Nature

Blood Grove

Blood Grove – Jessica Wrenby Jessica Wren

 

As the community of Odelia recovers from a hurricane, people are dying from what appears to be a plant that feeds on human blood. The people of Odelia must work together to stop the threat, but first they must face some terrible truths about some of their most respected members.

Formica Giganticus

Formica Giganticus – Ian Williamsby Ian Williams

 

Danny and his friends are on a camping trip in a treacherous part of the woods. What could possibly go wrong, right? They will soon learn that their greatest threat is only half an inch long.

 

 

 

The Authors:

Jessica Wren

jessJessica is a teacher and author from Georgia. Her debut novel is Ice, a paranormal thriller about a small town under siege.

Jessica is also working on the second edition of Ice and a paranormal dystopian trilogy: The Solomon Project, The Rehoboam Sanctions, and The Abijah Coalition. This trilogy will follow three generations of men who are singled out for brutality by the iron-fisted Conference of Independent Nations (C.I.N.). Jessica cannot wait to have this trilogy in its final form.

 

Ian Williams

ianIan is a Science Fiction writer from the UK. His first novel, Transitory, is a murder mystery/thriller set on a distant moon, where a strange alien festival is taking place.

His next book was The Sentient Collector; a futuristic tale of technology gone too far and humanity’s overreliance on AI. It was followed by The Sentient Mimic, and then the final in the trilogy, The Sentient Corruption.

Mayhem, Madness and Mirth? -December

Mayhem, Madness and Mirth?

Jessica Wren and Ian Williams challenge each other with monthly themes on the blog:

Mayhem, Madness and Mirth?

Follow the blog to be notified when new stories are uploaded each month!

December’s theme is: Christmas Horror/Thriller

 

Carol of the Bells

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by Jessica Wren

 

Recently widowed Olivia Westcott notices that her teenage son is acting very strangely. An FBI statistician, she notices a bizarre murder pattern and comes to believe her son has fallen victim to Carol of the Bells, a horrific 300-year old curse. A mysterious stranger offers to help her break the curse, but to do so means Olivia has to face a painful past. Inspired by The Crucible.

 

Gift Wrap Killer

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A string of gruesome murders has Samantha, a homicide detective, determined to crack the case at any cost. But when her mental health is at stake, Samantha’s partner and family must intervene before she gets herself in too deep.

 

 

 

 

The Authors:

Jessica Wren

jessJessica is a teacher and author from Georgia. Her debut novel is Ice, a paranormal thriller about a small town under siege.

Jessica is also working on the second edition of Ice and a paranormal dystopian trilogy: The Solomon Project, The Rehoboam Sanctions, and The Abijah Coalition. This trilogy will follow three generations of men who are singled out for brutality by the iron-fisted Conference of Independent Nations (C.I.N.). Jessica cannot wait to have this trilogy in its final form.

 

Ian Williams

ianIan is a Science Fiction writer from the UK. His first novel, Transitory, is a murder mystery/thriller set on a distant moon, where a strange alien festival is taking place.

His next book was The Sentient Collector; a futuristic tale of technology gone too far and humanity’s overreliance on AI. It was followed by The Sentient Mimic, and then the final in the trilogy, The Sentient Corruption.

A Ramble by Rainne

Something happened yesterday that made me rethink the direction both my blogs have gone in. I won’t go into what it was, suffice it to say that I felt slighted and upset, and it preyed on my mind, probably more than it should have – it’s 3am and I’m writing a blog instead of sleeping!

This blog is called Rainne’s Ramblings, but it’s been a while since I did any rambling. Both blogs have simply become outlets for hosting book tours, blitzes etc. for other promoters. While these are great at doing what I love doing -promoting books and authors – and although I always set them up the way I like them, rather than use the HTML that I receive, they’re not personal… they’re not mine!

So…
I’m not going to get rid of these book tours altogether, but I am going to be cutting back on hosting them and start doing more of my own content. Obviously, I will be honouring all the tours I have signed up to. November is fully booked on both blogs – my preference being to only have one post per day. (I dislike having to scroll through long lists of posts on blogs to find the one I’m looking for – so I don’t make my readers do that)

Authors, book bloggers and reviewers – I’m going to need your help!

I want to:

      • put you in the spotlight.
      • interview you.
      • share your work.
      • feature your books.
      • share pretty much anything you want to get out there!

       

I have a long list of people I’d like on my blog and will, over time, be getting in touch with each and every one of you. I have also added a contact form for you to use, please feel free to use it.

**Please do not ask for book reviews at this time – I have a lot of books to read before I start adding more.

Well, I think that’s it for now. Thank you for reading.

~Rainne

 

Romancing the Smokies Reader/Author Event

How we made centerpieces for Romancing the Smokies Reader/Author Event

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I’m happy to share with readers and authors alike my experience doing a crafty project. You see several of the authors in my local writing group would be participating in Romancing the Smokies. We wanted some pretty centerpieces for the luncheon. Attending readers will come away with great books and lots of swag, but we also wanted these centerpieces to be prizes given away.

We set out to make many of them reminiscent of spring with bright colors. One could certainly do all of them alike, but we had the idea of naming the tables. Some readers had requested to have lunch with authors they wanted to get to know better. Instead of being seated at table 5, our guests would be seated at the pansy or daisy table.

I know you are all asking, “How is that cup suspended in air?” Hidden among the flowers is a bent-up fork that has been hot glued to the cup and saucer. On this black and white version, I covered the fork with some black satin trim.

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On this centerpiece I covered the fork with some of the green leaves. Sometimes after you get all the flowers arranged they have covered up the fork nicely. But to ensure it looks magically suspended it is worth taking the time to hide it from the get go.

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As with many creative endeavors, you can spend a great deal of money on supplies and tools or you can do things in an economical fashion. I’ll share with you that some things about this project are very reasonable. I found a whole bag of silverware for three bucks at a local thrift shop. They also have silverware at the Dollar Tree store.

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I also found some cups and saucers for fifty cents.

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For the purposes of this blog post I also wanted to show a more modern set of saucer and mug with a beachy scene. Even buying those two pieces brand new was only three dollars for both.

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There was a great deal of variance in pricing at the different retail stores. I found the sea shell items at Carolina Pottery for three dollars a bag. I was later at JoAnn’s and they were the same brand, size of bag and they were asking almost double.

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I also found some great artificial flowers at Dollar Tree. Don’t forget to check out the jewelry section at the thrift shops while you are looking for teacups. I found a green bracelet for a dollar that have fabulous big green pearl like baubles that went perfectly with some of the green and orange large flowers.

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There is one thing you can’t skimp on: the right glue gun and glue. You can use any regular glue gun for the flowers and decorations. Gluing the fork to the saucer and cup must be the hard-drying high temp glue. The glue that is rubbery and can be peeled off can’t hold the weight or the seal with metal to glass. Here is a shot of the type of glue that worked superbly for the fork attachment.

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A couple of points to keep in mind:

  • The thinner the fork, the easier it will be to bend.
  • Make sure when you glue the fork down, the weight of the cup will still be ‘over’ the saucer. Otherwise it will tip the saucer over.
  • Do put down some newspapers or other covering on your work area. I was being careful, but some strings of hot glue do end up threading places you didn’t intend. And when you set the gun down on occasion some glue drops may still get on the work surface.
  • We used regular pliers to bend the fork. Most needle nose pliers have a section close to the fulcrum that is a wire cutter also. They can also be used to snip the artificial flower pieces you need.
  • Place the whole arrangement on the saucers to see how it all works together BEFORE you start gluing the decorative items down.
  • Use a spare fork as a poker and tucker tool. All of us burned our fingers at one point or another the afternoon we put these together. It is so easy to think “I’ll just push this to get it placed correctly.” But the heat can travel through the thin layer of silk flower. I suppose a popsicle stick would work just as well and save your fingers.

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Did you have a sharp enough eye to notice I used the seashell bag to look like a fish net on this one?

We all had a great time meeting at one of the authors homes to create these beauties for our readers. Just to let you know the level of difficulty here. I had never even used a hot glue gun before this day. Nor had I taken any type of flower arranging class. It was just a fun process to mix and match and see what looked good together.

We hope the winners of these get as much enjoyment from them as we had in making them for those fabulous readers!

         

Felita Daniels is currently working on The Case of the Sad Sons. Follow her on Amazon to be notified when it’s released.

Her non-fiction book is available at Amazon.

Felita Daniels will be attending

Romancing the Smokies

March 17-18, 2017  |  Hilton Knoxville Airport, Alcoa, TN

Romancing the Smokies, a production by Sweet Romance Author Donna Wright, is a romance readers dream with an Emerald Isle event, author meet and greet, an elegant luncheon, book signing, Masquerade Ball including fun casino games, plus tons of swag and giveaways.

Here, readers get to meet their favorite authors and authors get to connect with readers. We have put together authors from every sub-genre of Romance and even some Mystery authors so you, the reader, can make a personal connection and really get to know the authors whose books you’ve loved.

See full details at our website.

See ticket options at Eventbright.
(the book signing from 2 to 4 on Saturday is free to the public)

Find out how to win the

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Make Wishes Come True

Reblogged from Scott A Borgman – Author

With the holiday fast approaching, while we’re all scrambling to put up decorations, preparing for parties with co-workers and friends, and getting ready to take trips to spend the holidays with family, there are others out there – children, who are fighting against life threatening illnesses.

The organization I’ve chosen to donate to this year was founded with these children in mind, to help make their wishes come true. In so doing, they’re helping these children feel better, both physically and emotionally. Wishes come in all shapes and sizes, just like the children who make them.

Life isn’t about what we can get, but what we can give. Our lives are not defined by what we have, they’re defined by what we do. I’ve taken part in www.extra-life.org to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network, helped raise money for a new library facility near me, and donated books to two different libraries. Now, for this holiday season, with your help we can make wishes come true for children. That’s what the holidays are meant to be about, after all.

My latest release bundles all three books in my Exiled trilogy together into a single Collector’s Edition. In a way, it’s very fitting that it’s being released for the holiday season.
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Here is the book description:

 

The complete story:

The Exiled

David doesn’t believe in the devil or angels. But when he’s hunted by one and protected by the other, the veil is lifted, and David discovers that his beliefs don’t matter. He holds the key to Lucifer’s prison – and Lucifer will stop at nothing to get it.

The Exiled: Continuation

The story continues as the impossible is made possible, and Lucifer begins a new game of deception. When 22-year-old Kaly becomes his target, her normal life is shattered beyond belief. The veil lifts once more as Kaly discovers who she really is, and that some horrors and nightmares are real.

The Exiled: Infinity

The veil is torn away and nothing is held back as the ultimate battle for survival begins. Kaly faces off with Lucifer, which begins a journey that will test her beyond anything she’s ever imagined. While the angels fight to defend Heaven and the old gods battle for Olympus, humanity faces the Apocalypse. Every story needs an ending… and this one will last until Infinity.

 

The Exiled Trilogy is a Paranormal Romance that weaves an action-packed tale of honor, duty, deception, betrayal, desire, and love… while taking a hard, emotional look at humanity. It was meant to be written. Destined to be told. Even fiction has truth within it.

**Due to some language and sexual content (not explicit), it may not be suitable for anyone 17 and under**

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During the month of December, for every paperback copy of #TET that is bought directly from CreateSpace, the company that prints the book, $4 will be donated, and for every sale of it from Amazon (digital version included) $2 will be donated.

For Kindle Unlimited members, all of my books are available for you to read for free – the Tal’Avern Chronicles (YA Epic Fantasy) and the Exiled trilogy (Paranormal Romance – both in their individual books and bundled in the CE). As Amazon now pays authors whose books are in the program on a ‘per page read’ basis, you too can help make wishes come true… simply by reading my books. At least 50% of the profits I receive from pages read in December I will be donating. In all honesty, I’d love to bump that even higher, so the more books of mine that Kindle Unlimited members read, the higher I can raise that percentage.

If you need a gift for someone or even just want one for yourself, please consider picking up a copy of #TET. If you’re a Kindle Unlimited member – read, read, read!! You’ll be doing so much more than just giving a gift or reading  books. You’ll be helping to make wishes come true for children battling against their illnesses.

You can help by spreading the word as well. Please, share this on your blogs. Post it on your Facebook. Tweet about it. Tell your friends and neighbors.

And if you choose to make a purchase or read with Kindle Unlimited, please come back here afterwards and post a comment on this particular blog entry and let us all know – because while I will be making the donation in the end, you are the ones who should get the recognition.

 

For your convenience, here are the links which will take you directly to the book’s Amazon and CreateSpace pages:

Amazon:  http://hyperurl.co/c6ltbq

CreateSpace:  http://hyperurl.co/h4gqdg

And for you Kindle Unlimited members, here is the link to my Author Page on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/author/scottborgman

Thank you everyone. May you all have a joyous holiday season. Now, let’s get to work! We have smiles to put on the faces of children, and wishes to help grant!

All My Best,
Scott A. Borgman