Monday, March 30, 2015

Defined by Others by MCV Egan

About the Book:

A word, a single word defines a moment for Anne. She needs to find a new one when her spouse leaves her at the age of 47, coming out of the closet literally in a closet. She finds herself back in her hometown amongst her high school friends which she left behind in her past.

An inheritance from a friend leaves her with the means to meddle and spy on the lives of some of their mutual acquaintances. In an attempt to run from her reality Anne gets engrossed in a game of "fun" and "flirtation" with her friend and fellow sufferer Connie at her side. Anne however did not read all the files and what to her is fun games turns into a deadly reality. It is no longer a game.

Life, death and not even a defining word can stop the reality of manipulation.

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TopTen about Defined by Others:

1. Amanda is dead, yet she controls the other women with a game she left behind.
2. Amanda, Anne & Allison were the Triple A’s buddies in Highcshool.
3. Anne loves words, not sentences, but single words.
4. Connie can cook the perfect food for any occasion.
5. Anne and Connie’s husbands Frank and Mike are in love.
6. Cyber Romances gone terribly wrong.
7. Deceptively dark
8. Midlife Crisis 
9. Snakes abound.
10. Entertaining and disturbing all at once.

TopTen about M.C.V Egan:
1. MCV in Roman numerals is 1,105
2. Some social media does not ALLOW MCV so people think I am McVegan.
3. I eat meat, often and a lot.
4. I am originally from Mexico City, Mexico.
5. I am the sixth child of eight.
6. I speak Spanish, English, French and Swedish.
7. To me writing is like breathing, I simply must.
8. I am pretty good at making Origami shapes.
9. I am really good at cooking
10. I am a MOTHER, Writer, Wife…yes in that order.

About the Author:
M.C.V. Egan is the pen name chosen by Maria Catalina Vergara Egan the author of The Bridge of Deaths and Defined by Others. Catalina is originally from Mexico City, Mexico. She has lived in France, Sweden and various parts of the U.S.A.
She has called South Florida her home for the last twenty-five years; she is a writer, a mother a wife and a pretty good cook.

Her first book The Bridge of Deaths is available in two different versions, her book Defined by Others is the first in a series Defining Ways exploring what makes us flawed and human.

Book two Climbing Up The Family Tree; Defined by Pedigree will be released in November 2015.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Garden by Jane Yates - Meet Aberdeen

About the Book:

Inspired by the classic novel The Secret Garden, Jane Yates introduces us to a steampunk world of bio-domes, robots and mysteries. Eleven-year-old Aberdeen is so used to being by herself that all she has to fill her thoughts are stories of mighty dragons and grand castles. Aberdeen’s world is soon thrown into disarray however; her parents murdered.
Having no choice, Aberdeen is sent to live with her uncle back on Earth where her fascination into her new surroundings begin to take hold. Untrusting of new people at first, it isn’t long before Aberdeen comes across 3 other children, and taking a risk, befriends them as she tries to adjust to her new home. And yet, along with Maisy, Peter and Lenard, Aberdeen comes across a riddle – a set of clues to reveal the hiding place of a lost manuscript. A manuscript that forces more questions than answers.
Oh, and there’s Frank too, Peter’s robot dog, who completes this special circle of friendship.
Garden is a journey of self-discovery, of trials and friendship. With adventure boundless, Jane Yates follows up her acclaimed Paradox Child trilogy with a new tale for young fans of steampunk and science fiction.

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Meet Aberdeen from 'Garden' by Jane Yates

How difficult was it to settle down on earth and adjust to the life here?
It was pretty hard, everything was new to me and I was used to my guardian robot that looked after me. But I found Earth better than that halfway station. I think that was the lowest point in my life.
There were some really good things. I was excited to see my first bio-dome close up, and snow. Oh snow was the most wonderful thing ever. I got to make my first ever friend and felt close to a relative for the first time ever.

Have you discovered the wonderful world of books on earth? So who are you favorite authors so far?
Oh yes, my cousin Lenard has a whole bedroom full of wonderful books. I like the books with pictures in best and the gardening books, of course.
However my friend Maisy introduced me to the chapter machine, which stores all types of stories and facts.
There are lots of new stories in the books and on the machine, but the stories I like best are dragon ones, and Maisy makes up the best once of those.
Once, she made up a story about a tiger, which was like nothing I had ever heard before. Another time there was one about a flying fish and a girl locked in a tower. Maisy really is the best.

Have you discovered movies? Which actor do you drool for?
Boys are smelly.

What is your favorite place here?
I have discovered a secret garden on my uncle’s land and it is filled with the most amazing plants, a maze and orrery - and a far greater secret, which I can’t tell you about, as it’s a secret. 

Tell us about Maisy, Peter and Lenard.
Maisy is my best friend, she is so kind, and at first I was worried she was going to be like all the other girls I had met at school and on the halfway station. At school, the other girls teased me, so I hit them hard, that shut them up, but I got sent back home. My mother was not pleased. At the halfway station the children teased me there. So I was worried at first about Maisy, but she was always nice.
Peter OMG! He is the cleverest boy I know. He can build things out of just about anything. He can talk to robots, even the ones he did not build. He knows the secrets of their coding. Plus, he knows all about plants and nature. 
Lenard, my dear sweet Lenard. I have to say he grew on me. I was angry with him at first. I guess he was as spoilt as me, then I felt sorry for him. Then I was proud of him, and respected him too. The way he tried to walk the long way down the corridor under the house. It was scary and full of spider webs and felt like there was no air. I was staggering. But he was a real solider about it.

Tell us about your author Jane Yates!
I have never met her, but I have heard that she is a dyslexic like Maisy and peter. I hear she paints also and had two spaniels. Maybe I will invite her to my secret garden to have tea with Maisy and the boys one day, I’m sure she would come. I hear she has a weakness for tea and cake!

Are you happy with the way you and your life shaped up? Or do you have a bone to pick with Jane?
I think from day one Jane understood me. She realised that I had felt unloved and unwanted by my parents and that I felt like I did not fit in the world.
Jane did not chastise me about not feeling grief when they died. She understood that my coldness was just a protective shell.  I had to learn to trust and make friends. Garden has been a path of self-discovery.  All in all, I think she understood me, only one thing I would have changed is that I wish Jane had written me firing a bow and arrow. Maisy talked about them in her stories and I would have loved to have tried that. Oh well, I will be still sat here in the garden, if Jane ever wants to come back and write that be for me.

Garden - ART


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About the Author:
Jane lives in the historic city of Oxford, England with her two spaniels. She works at the Pitt Rivers museum there too and is amazed and inspired by its wondrous array of objects. Being a museum of anthropology and world archaeology, Jane often finds herself influenced by its exhibitions. And indeed it has helped Jane write a trilogy for children – the Paradox Child series.
Jane is not only a mother, artist and storyteller, but dyslexic too, which only highlights her success even more. Jane refuses to allow the disorder to halt her dreams and continues to enjoy her favourite hobbies. Jane is a lover of steampunk, adventure and children’s stories, which often play a huge role in her own books.

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Flirting With Love by Clara Stone


GENRE : Mature YA contemporary romance

A Special Thank You to Lindee Robinson photography  for the teaser images and cover image.


Hudson and Blake Lovelly lead a charmed life—successful careers, loving family, beautiful 
home. Now, on the eve of their daughter’s birth, they’re counting their blessings. Life wasn’t always so generous . . .

Fifteen years ago, seventeen-year-old Blake Voss walked into Cranbrook Preparatory High to participate in the school year’s most-prestigious debate competition. She never expected to fall for the pretentious, golden-haired boy on the opposing debate team, and he never expected to be ensnared by the quick-witted prankster with a heart of gold.

Their mutual love for joking pretense soon leads them to pull their biggest prank yet--pretending to be in love. But when danger threatens, Hudson can’t conceal his growing affection. He’ll do anything to be with Blake, even if it means risking his heart to protect her.

They didn’t plan for their friendship to grow into a love story. But sometimes, all it takes is a little Hope.

This powerful companion to Forever Kinda Love tells the history of Hudson and Blake’s relationship. Laced with haunting emotion and beautiful sentiment, this is a tale about overcoming even the darkest moments, reminding us all to love more. Give more. Without regrets.

Life’s. Little. Surprises.

The last thing seven-year-old Carrigan "Ace" Casper foresaw was an eight-year-old Heath Lovelly walking into her life the day her mother died. From that moment on, Heath sticks by her side, slowly becoming her strength, her confidant, and her entire world. What she doesn’t know is, she's his saving grace, too.

Ten years later, Ace is handed another crippling challenge that threatens everything in her almost perfect life. Only, this time, she doesn't turn to Heath, hiding the truth instead. But Heath knows Ace too well and won't back down easily. He's ready to do whatever it takes and will stay by her side until she accepts that their love is the kinda love worth fighting for.

Will he be her forever triumph or her unexpected downfall?

Two lives.

One story.

And an unexpected journey to falling in love.

Clara Stone lives in the beautiful city of Boise, ID. Unlike what most believe about Idaho, it’s more than a sack full of potatoes. When she’s not writing, you’ll catch Clara reading YA and NA books, mostly romance, and enjoying time with her family. She is a proud CW TV addict.