Wednesday, July 1, 2015

#IWSG - New & Improved Pop Travel by Tara Tyler!!!

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Alex J. Cavanaugh's awesome co-hosts for the July 1 posting of the #IWSG will be Charity Bradford, S.A. Larsen, AJ, Tamara Narayan, Allison Gammons, and Tanya Miranda! 

Sorry, I'm running a little late today.

Would you believe my mom was right?

If you stand out in the rain all day at carnival you can catch a cold?

Stupid cold at the end of June. 
(ACHOO!) (Cough. Cough.)
Stupid cold.

I'm all about spreading the love this week, so I'm not going to share any insecurities today. Instead, I'm going to tell you what I always tell you.

Keep. Moving. Forward.

As writers, or any type of artist, there is no better way to learn and grow at what we do, then to keep producing more of what we love.

Keep writing.
Keep going.
Keep sharing.
Keep learning.

We all need downtime. We all get discouraged.

But, our determination will push us to the next level.


Guess who stopped in today to share with all of us? 

Tara Tyler!!! YAY!!!!!

Take it away Tara!


Thanks for always offering to host me for special announcements, Heather! You're the best!

Heather and I are pub sisters! We both published our books at the same time! Though her journey was a bit tougher than mine... here we are! We've also both gotten makeover covers this year for our books that we released two years ago. I adored reading ALREADY HOME, which was then Maguire's Corner. And now I'm eagerly getting into the highly anticipated sequel, ONE GOOD CATCH which came out this year. And to keep the pub-sister thing going, my next PT book SIMULATION will be out in September. Special, ain't it? Ha!

Before we get to my new cover, I'm doing a quick little reverse interview on Heather...
1) How's Book 3 of Maguire's Corner coming? I need to have the next one when I finish number 2!

Awww. Thanks for asking, Tara! I don't think it will be done before you read bk 2, but I have been working on Emily's story. She's had a tough time since bk 1. I'll also be introducing a new resident of Maguire's Corner, Sean Rafferty, former soldier, current K9 officer.

2) We've had mucho rainouts lately and every thunderstorm reminds me of Stormy! What's he been up to?

We are in the same boat (so to speak) with the rain. Stormy, and his gnome friends, have been hanging out on the porch like a bunch of unemployed lawn ornaments. Oh wait!

3) In ALREADY HOME, I adore Maggie and Jake to no end, but my favorite character was Maggie's brother, Bobby, he's handsome, jokes around, and is very protective - all the best qualities of a brother (someone else's brother for girls to hit on!) I hope he gets his own story at some point, hint, hint. And my last question for Heather is, Who's your favorite POP TRAVEL character?
I love Bobby, too! I've had thoughts of extending the series to include the cousins Bobby, Sam, and Steve (my favorite). You just never know. :)

Of course, my favorite Pop Travel character is Cooper! He's smart, sexy, and funny! An awesome combination!

Thanks again, Heather for allowing me to be here and talk about the new and improved POP TRAVEL - it's sexy! And the re-release has a sneak peek at the first chapter of SIMULATION which comes out Sept 14th!

by Tara Tyler
Re-released July 1, 2015

In 2080, technology has gone too far for private detective J. L. Cooper. He thinks he can avoid pop travel teleportation, until he stumbles onto a video of a pop traveler who turns to dust.

Sparking a series of murders, attempts on his life, and threats to his brother, Cooper wants to pass off the evidence but knows he’s being watched and can’t trust anyone. And who would believe him?

With help from the neurotic genius “Creator” of pop travel and a beautiful Southern charmer, Cooper must expose the deadly glitch and shut it down or die trying. No problem.

Amazon ~~~ BN ~~~ Goodreads

Tara Tyler has had a hand at everything from waitressing to rocket engineering. After living up and down the Eastern US, she now writes and teaches math in Ohio with her three active boys and Coach Husband. Currently, she has two series, The Cooper Chronicles (techno-thriller detective capers) and Beast World (MG fantasy) She's an adventure writer who believes every good story should have a moral, and a few laughs!

Also by Tara Tyler, MG/YA Fantasy series, Beast World,

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Thank you, Tara!

I love the new cover and I can't wait to read Simulation in September! You are welcome here at the blog anytime! 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Cover reveal for the Small Town Summer box set and Tanya Miranda's The Box of Souls!!!

I have some sharing to do this week!

I do love to share!

Check this out!


Small Town Summer:

Nine Contemporary Romances
COVER REVEAL June 29, 2015
ON SALE July 14, 2015

From warm sunny days to long sultry nights, spend your summer falling in love in a small town! These nine contemporary romances featuring sassy heroines, sexy heroes, and lots of heartwarming romance make the perfect beach read. Whether your pleasure is sweet small town romance or smolderingly sexy love stories, there's something in the Small Town Summer box set for everyone!

AWAKENING ANNA, by Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Terri Osburn
ANYWHERE WITH YOU, by Heatherly Bell
MOONSHINE & MAGNOLIAS, by National Bestselling author Jamie Farrell
SUMMER STOCK, by Regina Kyle
A KISS IN KITE HARBOR, by Stefanie London
HER LAST SHOT, by Megan Ryder
SWEET HOME ALASKA, by Rebecca Thomas

AWAKENING ANNA (Terri Osburn) –

Librarian Anna Robinson is fascinated by Max Marshall, the hot young writer occupying the bestseller lists, and the apartment above hers. In one night, Max awakens Anna to true sexual pleasure, but the new lovers quickly learn that one night is never enough.

Contact Terri:

ANYWHERE WITH YOU (Heatherly Bell) –

Welcome to Starlight Hill, California, where the wine flows freely and so does the gossip.
Celebrity stylist Kailey Robbins wants a second chance with ex-military pilot Joe Hannigan, but can she convince him that this time she’ll settle down into small town life?

Contact Heatherly:


Shelby’s a newly single mother learning how to be herself again. Zack’s the hot military man next door who loves a good adventure. And a chance encounter at a steamy summer softball game will challenge what they both thought they knew about their hearts, their lives, and their forevers.

Contact Jamie:


Banker Molly Linden never expected to be alone and unemployed at fifty. Buying hunky carpenter Joe Rahilly’s saloon takes care of the employment situation, but she’s still alone. Or is she?

Contact Liz:

SUMMER STOCK (Regina Kyle) –

Jax Donovan left his hometown—and high school sweetheart Georgi Petersen—for the bright lights of Broadway. Now he’s back, but can he convince the lovely librarian that their romance is worth rekindling, on stage and off?

Contact Regina:


Young nurse Serena Adessi can't wait to be reunited with the soldier she's loved for as long as she can remember. But when Mace Palmer sustains a career-ending injury while deployed, can she convince him he still has a future worth fighting for?

Contact Amy:

A KISS IN KITE HARBOR (Stefanie London) –

When plus size model, Shelby Jenkins, returns to her hometown she must face up to the bullies from her past, but the only person who can help her is the one who broke her heart. Small town advocate Nate Ritter is ready for redemption, but will he lose the woman of his dreams to the big city again?

Contact Stefanie:

HER LAST SHOT (Megan Ryder) –

Girl next door Rachel Darling has been in love with local baseball hero, Bastien LeBeau, for her whole life. Now that he's back in town, can she convince him that she’s the right woman for him or will he lose the best thing that might ever happen to him?

Contact Megan:

SWEET HOME ALASKA (Rebecca Thomas) –

When Lauren Kinkade abandons her Hollywood dreams to run the family business back in Alaska, she reaches out to a former schoolmate to help get things off the ground. Trey Briggs has his reasons for turning her down, but can he really resist the girl he’s always wanted?

Contact Rebecca:

*All stories included in Small Town Summer are novella length. Readers will have the chance to catch up with their favorite authors and sample some brand new ones. *

Pre-order/purchase links for Small Town Summer:

But, wait!
There's more!

The Box Of Souls

by Tanya Miranda

Family Relics Series Book 1

18-year-old Jasmyn secretly resents her family's preference for her 8-year-old sister Katarina. Her jealousy grows when her grandmother, a dying witch, overlooks Jasmyn and chooses Katarina to inherit her magic powers.  Although being second-place to her sister is something Jasmyn has grown accustomed to, this rejection wounds her like no other.
Little does Jasmyn know, she too has inherited some of her grandmother's powers. Resentment and envy are a dangerous pair, but when doused with magic, the chaos it creates is unimaginable.

** COMING IN AUGUST 2015! **

Join the book launch event on Facebook and/or Google+.

I love that cover!
I have more to share with you on Wednesday!

Psssst....I'll give you a hint! Tara Tyler from Tara Tyler Talks is coming to visit!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Who's there?

A broken pencil.

A broken pencil who?

Never mind. It's pointless!

I've got another one!


Who's there?


To who?

To whom!

Okay. Okay. I'll stop. :)

Tee hee hee.


I'd like to thank Yvonne from NASHVILLECATS and Spacerguy from Star Trek - Sci Fi Blog 
for nominating my blog for the Creative Blogger Award!

That's very sweet of you guys.

According to tradition, the Creative Blogger Award has rules:

1. Thank and post the link of the person who nominated you.
2. Share 5 facts about yourself to your readers.
3. Nominate 10-20 blogs and notify them.
4. Pass on the rules.

5 facts about little ol' me.

Well, I'm sure you guys know just about everything there is to know about me.


Let's see.

1. I love driving. I do a lot of thinking/writing and singing while I drive. Driving on a racetrack is on my bucket list. Just one lap. :)

2. I LOVE chocolate, but my second favorite candy is Skittles.

3. I like to color. It's like therapy.

4. My husband has caused me to be addicted to Cafe Mochas at Starbucks. MMMMMMMmmmmmmm

5. I really want a dog. I love my cats, but I really want a German Shepard.

There you go. I tried to come up with a few things I hadn't shared.

Anyone and everyone is welcome to the award, so feel free to take it and share the love!!


Carnival starts tonight.

Four days of fun and frivolity. I'll be out late each nite working the crowds, begging for money.

Give me strength.

Monday, June 22, 2015

My black thumb turns greenish & InkSpell Publishing Author Cover Reveal for Kristy Centeno!

Yes. I'm aware that my last name is Gardner.

No. No gardening skills were provided to me upon receiving the name at the time of my marriage.

I've always had a black thumb. I even managed to kill a cactus.

But, my son enjoys plants, and I have a nice sittin' porch, so for the last few years we've filled some pots and tried to keep them from expiring.

This year we have replanted the gnome garden my son started at a library program a few years ago and we have some other pots going as well.

The Gnome Garden.

Proof of life.

Jurassic Pot

The BOY picked this out.

Hanging on the shed.
The Sittin' Porch.

I'm trying not to over-water everything and so far, so good.


Cover Reveal for my fellow InkSpell Publishing Author, Kristy Centeno!

The Dark Side of the Moon (Secrets of the Moon saga #4)

Book Blurb:

During her darkest hour, will she find the courage to seek the light?

Marjorie has eluded both capture and death yet again, but her days are numbered. The old threat has resurfaced to endanger everyone she cares for and only a forged alliance with a member of royal blood will guarantee their safety and hers.

However, in the midst of accepting who she is, Marjorie has to come to terms with the fact that those she considered friends may be anything but, and the mother she thought dead may have been missing against her will.

A relationship in turmoil, a storm brewing in the distance, a shattered tranquility...will she find the courage to save her loved ones even if that means losing her humanity?

Book Link:

About the author:
Kristy Centeno is an author of paranormal romance, young adult, new adult, horror, and contemporary romance. 
She has always had a passion for books and after years of being an avid reader, she decided to transform her desire to write into a reality and thus, her first novel was born. In her journey to create memorable reads, she has delved into several genres, creating fictional characters meant to entice readers and captivate the mind.
She is currently working on finishing off the Keeper Witches series among other projects, which include sequels to her published work. When shes not busy taking care of her five children or holding down the fort, she finds time to sit and do what she loves the most: writing.

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