You're Right, My Love

Pamela Foreman, Published Author

Genre: Romantic Fiction


In a perfect world, David and Annette would never have met. Their spouses would still be alive and well, supporting their families in their endeavors. Their children, seven between the two, would not be spiraling into deep depression with each passing moment.

But their world is not perfect and both must struggle with their spouse's deaths, raise their children and deal with their new-found relationship with each other. Can David and Annette learn to love each other despite their differences? Can they look into the future instead of the past? Will their own children force them to part?

Author Bio:

Pamela Foreman is a wife of seventeen years to her high school sweetheart and the mother of four children. Having grown up in Texas, Pamela currently lives in central Virginia. Pamela received her master’s degree in accounting from Liberty University and is an avid reader. She enjoys sewing, crocheting, knitting and scrapbooking when she is not involved with her children’s activities and spending time with her husband.

Pamela is the author of the Nebraska Holds series, a series surrounding the lives of David Anderson and Annette Miller, middle-aged adults who have both gone through the sudden deaths of their spouses and each have children to continue to raise. The series currently has three books, You're Right, My Love (December 2011), Not Again, My Love (January 2013) and the third book is Secrets Abound, My Love, will be  published in July 2013.

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How did you start your writing career?

Quite honestly, I've been writing since I was young. I entered several contests growing up, won many awards, a few were published. I wrote for the yearbook and newspaper in high school and college, but decided to get a business degree in accounting, while minoring in journalism and design. As a graduate student, for fun, I took a creative writing class. Once I did that, there was no turning back!

Tell us about a favorite character from a book.

If I chose a favorite character from any book out there, I would have to say there's a tie. My favorite book of all time is Charlotte's Web and I love Fern. There's such an innocence about her and watching her grow up learning how life really works.

The second would be Travis Thompson, the male main character in Debbie Macomber's “Morning Comes Softly.” Travis is given his brother's three children to raise after their death and he has to find a wife and learn to live with four strangers. I love the way he grows as a person, emotionally, spiritually and as a husband and father.

Where do you dream of traveling to and why?

Europe. I lived in Germany for two years, traveled some while there, but if I could go back, I'd go to every country over there. The landscaping, the way of life, the views, the weather and more.

Does travel play in the writing of your books?

Technically, I should head to Nebraska and actually see what it looks like since my books are set there! I also have characters living in Seattle, but I feel I know what the state of Washington looks like through Debbie Macomber's books. I have characters living in Texas, but that's my home state and I know all about that!

Who is your favorite author?

Debbie Macomber is my absolute favorite author! Her work has inspired me and helped me grow as a writer.

When in the day/night do you write? How long per day?

When I used to work full-time, I would write from about 10pm until one or two in the morning. Now that I am a full-time author, I typically write from 10am to 2pm while the kids are in school.

What is the hardest part of writing your books?

Figuring out where to go next.

What does your significant other and family think of your writing career?

At first, my husband thought it was a joke. Then all my husband complained about was how much time it took to write something I probably was never going to publish. Now that I've published two books, he's letting me do this as a full-time career.

Does your significant other read your stuff?

Nope! He doesn't read any books at all.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned while writing your books?

I learned that writing is harder than it looks! Putting a coherent story together, keeping characters straight and making it sound legitimate. It's hard!

Who are your books published with?


Do you hear from your readers? What kinds of questions do they ask?

I have several friends who have read my books and they love them. I had one person ask me if I'm from Nebraska and I had to admit I've never been there before!

What do you think makes a good story?

Plot line, more description than conversation and good setting

Tell us about your family.

I've been married for seventeen years to my high school sweetheart. We have four children, three daughters and a son.

Do you listen to music while writing? If so what?

Classical. I open iTunes where I have a playlist of over 200 classical pieces of music, pick a song to start on and I begin writing.

What was the scariest moment of your life?

I sent my husband off to war in 2004. When he called and said this might be the last time I ever spoke to him, it brought this entire war he was fighting in to life.

What books have most influenced your life?

I read J.D. Salinger, George Orwell, Herman Melville, Ayn Rand and the like growing up. Those are definitely the styles I now know I could never write. That's why I write what I do!

How do you develop your plots and your characters? Do you use any set formula?

No formula, I simply write.

If you were to write a series of novels, what would it be about?

This is a funny question as I am writing a series of novels! This series is all about two families merging together and learning to live as one. The other books branch off and you see other families connect, but you always come back to the main family. I would love one day to write another series about time travel, but that's in the future.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A math teacher. I still do!

What are your favorite TV shows?

Oh geez! I have a lot! Doctor Who, Big Bang Theory, M*A*S*H, Vegas, Elementary, Amazing Race, Top Gear, anything with Gordon Ramsey, Star Trek, The Cosby Show, Wings, and lots more!

What songs are most played on your Ipod?

The song most played on my iPod is “Geronimo” by Audiogroove. The next three are albums: A Prairie Home Companion, Mamma Mia and Love Actually.

What is your favorite meal?

I have two depending on my mood: Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes and Ranch Style Beans or SEAFOOD of any kind!

What group did you hang out with in high school?

The band, I was an official band nerd.

Do you play any sports?

Softball and basketball

What do you do to unwind and relax?

I like swimming to relax. Sitting at the beach is relaxing to me.

Do you have any suggestions for beginning writers? If so, what are they?

Just put your fingers to the keyboard and go! Don't give up on your dream!

At what point in your life did you realize you wanted to be a writer?

In elementary school, but to everyone it was considered a fad. You don't earn money writing books, I was told!

What is it that you like to do when you’re not reading/writing?

Knitting, crocheting, sewing, scrapbooking, playing with my kids, spending time with my hubby

Who should play you in a film of your life?

Drew Barrymore – that way I know my husband would come and watch it!

Morning Person? Or Night Person? How do you know?

Nightowl, have been since a child.

Tell us about your favorite restaurant.

This is hard! But probably Pappadeux's because it's seafood!!!

Beatles or Monkees? Why?

BOTH!! I love them both! Add in the BeeGees and I'm all set!

New York or LA? Why?

I have to say New York because we are Yankees fans.

Describe what it’s like to be an author in three words.

Really, really hard

What one word best describes you?

Patient. That's what every says of me, that I have the patience of Job.

Say your publisher has offered to fly you anywhere in the world to do research on an upcoming book, where would you most likely want to go?


Do your friends think you are an introvert or an extravert? Why?

Introvert with a large group of people. Extravert when there's only two people involved.

Where are your fans most likely to find you hanging out?

The softball fields or the beach.

Use no more than two sentences. Why should we read your book?

I am an honest, hardworking writer, desperate to share a story. My thoughts, my dreams, my feelings are poured into my work, mind, body and soul.

Have any of your characters been modeled after yourself?

Not really. Some are a combination of what I am and what I wish I was or could have been, but so far, none of them are entirely modeled after myself.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

That I do write a series of books under another pen name which I have never openly told to another soul. It's the exact opposite of what I write under my own name.

You just won a huge lottery what is the first thing you'll buy?

The latest model of the Ford Mustang. I've wanted one since I was a senior in high school. Orange in color, black interior.

Do you have a Website or Blog?

What do you find most rewarding about writing?

That people read my work and like it. A few sales would be nice as well!

My Review:

As I was reading this book, I couldn't help but want a happy ending for these characters. I do like the message the book sends that you shouldn't always rush things and hold yourself until you are sure about this person and want to spend the rest of your life with them. 
There was loss in this book on both ends and sometimes that is hard to get past but Pamela did a really good job of making it real for the reader. I struggled when the characters did and I was happy/sad when the characters were. Sometimes is is a really hard subject to write about, in terms of loss, and can be a delicate subject for anyone but this was flawless.
The book was filled with lots of surprises but I don't want to give away too much. There is a very unique story line going on with David and I hope it continues and grows. There are many ways that it can go and I'm excited for the sequel.
This was a very charming story told from the perspective of an adult male and a female child. It is very unique in the sense that normally romance is brought from the male/female perspective and not always the child. I enjoyed reading about the struggles with the children and their feelings on the matter.
If you haven't had a chance to read it, please find time. This is a story of love and overcoming loss. That in any situation there is always the gold at the end of the rainbow.


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She has suffered from panic attacks, anxiety and depression since the age of 10 and has been writing for just about as long. Her love of writing started as journal entries as therapy and eventually morphed into a melding of fact and fiction. Sometimes writing drives her to drink or drinking drives her to write or sometimes it's depression, anger, mental illness or love. Amazon Goodreads ~~~~~~~~~~~ Author J. H. Walker J.H. grew up in Central America. She now lives in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies with her photographer husband and many, many books. In addition to her never-ending study of human behavior, she's a political junkie and a certified tree hugger. Rewrite Redemption is her debut novel. Amazon Goodreads ~~~~~~~~~~~ Author Candace Knoebel Music defines a huge part of who I am. I find myself relating moments of my life to music lyrics more often than not. Actually, I find myself wishing that music would play at epic moments in my life...kind of like this one; becoming an author! Number one all-time fave band is Thirty Seconds to Mars. I waited for 10 ½ hours just to be front row to see them in concert and of course it rocked. I also love Paramore, John Mayer, Mute-math, Adele, Band of Horses...the list could go on forever and ever. I love dancing, rocking out in the car to music, spending time with my children and husband, laughing with my bestie, and cooking. I also love watching Tobuscus on you-tube. Books that pull at my heart-strings: Harry Potter Series, Jane Eyre, The Catcher in the Rye, and The Twilight Saga. Amazon Goodreads ~~~~~~~~~~~ Jessica Loves Books Blog Jessica Loves Books Blog ~~~~~~~~~~~ Author J.J. DiBenedetto   J.J. (James) DiBenedetto was born in Yonkers, New York. He attended Case Western Reserve University, where as his classmates can attest, he was a complete nerd. Very little has changed since then. He currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with his beautiful wife and their cat (who has thoroughly trained them both). When he's not writing, James works in the direct marketing field, enjoys the opera, photography and the New York Giants, among other interests. The "Dreams" series is James' first published work. Amazon Goodreads ~~~~~~~~~~~ Author Kelly Anne Blount Kelly Anne Blount was born in Madison, WI. After attending university, she moved to Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands to teach elementary school. While living there, she met the love of her life and was married in a beautiful ceremony on the Caribbean Sea. After returning stateside, Kelly started to pursue another passion, writing. She recently wrote her first young fantasy adult novel in between teaching preschoolers with special needs and taking care of her husband and their five furry rescues. Kelly also enjoys reading in her free time. Her favorite genres are YA fantasy, MG, paranormal romance, and the occasional thriller. 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Shannon L. Dearing was raised in Westlake Village, California and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. She attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, then spent several years studying at Los Angeles City College's renowned Television/ Film program. She has worked on several film projects in many capacities: directing, writing, First Asst. Director, Etc.. She is a book reviewer for the Big Blend Magazine and Champagne Sunday's radio show as well as the GMTA Literary Community and has a review list on her blog, ...And Everything in Between. Shannon has been writing since grade school. Over the years she has written several screenplays, poems,plays and short stories. She recently completed and published her first novel, The Gathering: Book One of the Lia Fail Chronicles and has a short story in the anthologies, Apocalypse: An Anthology of Readers and Authors & Paranormal Anthology with a TWIST, published and edited by Cynthia Shepp. In 2011, Shannon wrote Surviving the Undead, her first play and her first time directing, it ran for two weeks and was well received. She currently lives in the the San Fernando Valley of Southern California.   Amazon Goodreads ~~~~~~~~~~~ Author Tina Hammond
T. Hammond lives in Spokane, WA with her goofy, neurotic, long-coat German shepherd, Dexter; he's noble and brave, until someone turns on the microwave, then she has 100lbs of quivering dog trying to hide behind her chair or bury his head under a pillow (Little known fact: a 100lb German Shepherd CAN fit under a coffee table). Writing is not a calling so much as it is a compulsion. No one is more surprised than she is when characters take over the plot and dialog, and (re)direct stories in directions she had not (consciously) intended. She is fully convinced that the writer is the tool a story uses to tell its tale. Some tools, of course, are more appropriate for the job than others. Here's hoping, you feel she did her stories proud. T. has a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Management from Whitworth University, and a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University and before becoming a writer she was a bookkeeper, technical/manual writer, Call Center Manager and the owner of a freshwater aquarium store, Guppy Tales.
Amazon Goodreads ~~~~~~~~~~~ Author Deliza Rafferty Deliza Rafferty is a new erotic romance writer (spicier than traditional romance without hardcore BDSM - always hot, sometimes humorous!) located in Hollywood. "Deliza" means "gives pleasure" and "Rafferty" means "rich and prosperous." With a name like that, what else could she do? Well...legally, anyway? Rafferty has written all sorts of stories, poems and songs for personal enjoyment since she was a little girl, but has been writing "dirty dramas" secretly since her first real kiss in middle school. She's spent most of her "real" career in the music business and draws from her unique first hand experience to bring to life her current series, The Savannah Rossi Chronicles. She is venturing into sharing her musings publicly for the very first time and is excited that modern day technology allows her to do it at her leisure and maintain control of her work. Amazon Goodreads ~~~~~~~~~~~ Author Felicia Tatum Felicia Tatum was born and raised in Tennessee. She always loved reading, and at the age of twelve began writing. Her passion for creating stories grew and in May 2012, she finally wrote her first novel, The White Aura. She still lives in Tennessee with her daughter and her kitty. She loves cooking and books. Animals are some of her best friends. She watches a lot of Disney channel and often dreams up new book ideas. She's currently writing the second book in series. Amazon Goodreads ~~~~~~~~~~~    Author L. J. Baker L J lives on the Jersey Shore with her husband, four kids, two cats, and an inherited dog from hell (a.k.a. the sewer gremlin). Though writing has always been her first passion, she got a degree in psychological counseling and worked in the mental health field for awhile, which she finds very helpful in dealing with her crazy family. She is a lover of all different types of music and books, switching between genres so wildly it sometimes makes people wonder if she has multiple personalities. She is most likely to be found writing romance stories of all kinds (contemporary, erotic, new adult, young adult, fantasy, etc.) and has just finished writing her first book, Save Me. When she's not writing, she prefers to spend her time reading, taking photos, or spending time with her family. Amazon Goodreads ~~~~~~~~~~~ Reader's Candy Blog  
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Blog ~~~~~~~~~~~ Author Allison Cosgrove Allison Cosgrove was born and raised in a suburb of Toronto, Ontario. A married mother of three daughters, she runs her own business by day and creates her own worlds by night. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters hiking in the woods or sitting by the fire reading a good book. She has had the love of reading and writing detective mysteries from the age of twelve but it has only been since the birth of her youngest that she has gotten serious about crafting some of her own works for others to enjoy. She credits her family and friends with being the driving force that has given her the strength to breathe life into her books. Goodreads Amazon ~~~~~~~~~~~ Author Brandy L Rivers I've always loved books, especially about monsters and magic, so I started writing. I'm working on a prequel and the next few books in the Others of Edenton series, and I have a head full of stories to share. I'm a stay at home mother with a wonderful husband who lets me write and write to my hearts content. Goodreads Amazon ~~~~~~~~~~~   *~~**~~**~~*   Enter the giveaway: There are multiple ways to enter into the giveaway using the Rafflecopter below, so there should be at least one way for everyone to enter it.

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If you’re lucky, you’ll fall in love – truly, madly and deeply in love.  But what happens when that honest and pure love isn’t enough to erase your fears?  What happens when your past rears its ugly head and threatens your future? 
Maddy and Reid had that kind of love – the all-encompassing, Earth shattering, once in a lifetime kind of love.  Then life happened.  Old wounds that were thought to be long healed and scabbed over are ripped opened and they are forced to face the possibility that, maybe, they are not strong enough to fight their demons and embrace the light.
Together, they found out what love is, but now they will each need to heal on their own before they can ever be together again.  They must face their fears and beat down their pasts in order to find their way through this crazy uphill battle called love. 
They’ve let love in, but now, they need to find out how to Let Love Stay.
I get out of the truck and walk over towards the two of them.  Maddy’s back isto me as I approach her and her date, so she doesn’t see me right away.  But once the guy sees me, she spins around to look at what has caught his eye.  Her face is shocked and when our eyes lock, my heart skips a beat.  There’s a pull between us.  As much as I hate to admit it, she owns me.  Her eyes are magical.  They dance with light and passion and when she looks at me, they are filled with love.   
The love and passion that are sparkling in her emerald green eyes evaporate when sherealizes the scene that I’ve just stumbled upon.  I can only imagine what’s going through her mind, but I’m sure the images of me kicking Logan’s ass are flashing vividly through her mind. 
I’m no more than a few feet from them when the guy pushes Maddy behind him to protect her from what he perceives as a threat.  He’s not very far from thetruth, but she’s not the one who needs protecting.  
Menacingly close now, he pipes up.  “Who the fuck are you?  What do you want?”  Okay, I’ll give the prick a little bit of credit for trying to stand up to me, but he has no clue what he’s competingagainst here.  
The caveman in me wants to deck this guy and drag Maddy into a bed – any bed – and claim her, repeatedly, until she understands that she’s mine and no one else’s.  I’m going to do that anyway, but hopefully I can refrain from knocking this guy on his ass.  I’d like to have the use of my hands tonight.  
My eyes never leave Maddy’s, but my words are directed at him.  “Me?  I’m the boyfriend, asshole.”  Maddy’s eyes widen slightly as I say “boyfriend.”  Did she really think we ever broke up?  
I avert my gaze from Maddy for a minute to stare this douchebag down.  “And who the fuck do you think you are?”  He falters, not enough that most people would notice, but I’m in predator mode.  I see his throat work hard to swallow past the newly formed fear.  His pupils dilate slightly and the pulse beating in his neck picks up as adrenaline surges through him.  If he thinks he’sgoing to win this battle, he is wrong – so fucking wrong.  He puffs out his chest as he says, “I’m Maddy’s date for tonight.”  He snickers lightly as he says, “You know?  She never mentioned a boyfriend when I asked her out. Must not be much of a boyfriend if she doesn’t even mention you.”  He swells with pride at his snarky little quip.  In the split second he looks away from me to gauge Maddy’s approval, I lay him flat on the ground as I drop my shoulder into his gut and take his legs out from underneath him with one of my own.  I freaking love my takedown skills.  I didn’t even have to bust up my hands.  I’m definitely going to need them in a little bit.  
I straddle over him and pull him up by the collar.  “Whether she mentioned me or not, she’s mine, so lay the fuck off.  Got it?” 
Maddy still hasn’t said a word and I haven’t actually spoken directly to her.  I’m pretty sure she understands my actions though.  Wordlessly, I reach my hand out to her.  This is her chance.  If she still wants me, then she’ll come with me.  This is who I am, who I’ve always been.  If she can’t understand that I love her, that I want her more than anything, then it’s not because I haven’t tried as hard as I possibly could to prove it to her. Hand still outstretched, I look her directly in the eyes, as I try to convey everything that I’m thinking, that I’m feeling.  In what feels like an act of God, she understands me and laces her hand in mine.  
About the Author:
I’ve always been an avid reader.  Majoring in English Literature was a no brainer.  Becoming a teacher and instilling my love for reading into my students was also a no brainer.  I’ve spent the last ten years teaching and I’ve loved (mostly) every minute of it.  When I was home on maternity leave for my third son, I discovered a new genre that sparked my creativity.  My passion for writing sprang from my love of reading and once I knew I had a story to tell, I couldn’t wait to get it out there.  I only hope that my readers enjoy reading my story as much as I enjoyed writing it. 
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From the author that brought you "Beyond the Eyes" is her newest release "Dark Spirits". If you have not had a chance to read this book, put down the book you are reading and open the cover. From here, you will not be able to stop yourself as you are taken through the world of the dark spirits with twists and turns and events that will surprise you. Don't miss this captivating and thrilling paranormal tale of love and war.


Now immortal, Paige is emotionally and physically stronger than ever. She must find the location of the ancient incantations to prevent mass genocide. But the war against good and evil is spawning another war–a battle between the dark spirits themselves. Paige is saddled in the center of both growing revolutions and is ready to take on the dark forces. But Nathan’s overprotectiveness prevents her from taking action, and he’s hiding things.

 Paige’s personal life gets more complicated when Brayden arrives back in town and offers the equal partnership she desperately craves from Nathan. Then there’s Carrie and Tree, her two best friends and only family she has left. Unfortunate circumstances thrust them into Paige’s dark world, giving her no choice but to allow Nathan to arm them with combat techniques in hope they’ll be able to protect themselves.

 Meanwhile, Paige is having visions and discovering abilities she was unaware of. When Anwar comes to visit, his weird behavior alarms her. Could he be turning to the dark side?

 Time is running out. Paige not only needs to find the incantations but also to untangle the bands around her heart and make a decision that could leave her with a life worse than death–a life of betrayal from the ones she trusted most.

 “Even more thrilling than the first. This is a captivating series you won’t put down and will leave you hungry for more.”–Felicia Tatum, author of The White Aura “Paige is a strong courageous character and Dark Spirits will make your heart pound with the emotion and action!”–Julie Huss author of the I Am Just Junco series

 And if by some random chance you missed her preview novel "Beyond the Eyes", what are you waiting for? Do I have to drag you to get it myself?!? This isn't simply another paranormal tale. There is possibly nothing out there more real to life as this series is ( real as it can be). Stop procrastinating!!


Paige knows evil exists in this world, but she never imagined it would want something from her.

 After a ghostly voice whispers a haunting message to seventeen-year-old Paige Reed, Paige’s life takes a nightmarish turn. Unwilling to tell her friends about the supernatural occurrences happening in her life, Paige feels more alone than ever–until she meets Nathan Caswell.

 Nathan is not only hot, but seems to peer into Paige’s soul, evoking a magnetic energy between them that cannot be denied. But he’s no ordinary guy. He tracks dark spirits, and becomes alarmed when they set their sights on Paige.

 And then there are the two power-hungry dark spirits who believe Paige can find King Solomon’s magical ring for them, because when her father was alive, he was close to finding it. If Paige doesn’t comply with their demands, they’ll kill her.

 Paige is forced to dig deep into her father’s past and unearths shocking secrets about him and his bloodline. With the past and present colliding, Paige is only sure about two things in her life: she needs to outwit the dark spirits to stay alive, and she’s completely and helplessly in love with Nathan.

“A thrilling, wholly satisfying first book to a new young adult series. It will keep you wanting more.” –Valentina Cano,  Carabosse’s Library

 “Beyond the Eyes is haunting yet passionate. This breakout novel is quick and hip, a saucy must-read.”–Charles Land, Judas Pistol

 Author Interview:

     1.  What are your ambitions for your writing career?

To evolve into a fantastical story teller/writer and to write for a living.

     2.  Which writers inspire you?

George Orwell, Anne Rice, JK Rowling, and Stephen King.

     3.  What have you written? (*Include books, novellas, short stories, poems, blogs, awards, or anything of interest*)

The first book I wrote but is not published is called, Through The Looking Glass. And then I wrote and published two books in my YA paranormal trilogy. Book #1 Beyond the Eyes and book #2 Dark Spirits. The third one (The Devil’s Third) will be published at the end of this year, maybe sooner.  I wrote several short stories. One of them is called, An Unexpected Future. I’ve written several articles & poems. I have a blog called, Wandering Thoughts of A Writer.

     4.  Give us some insight into the main character. What does he/she do that is so special?

The main character in my Beyond the Eyes trilogy is Paige Reed. In the first book she’s 17 and have been hearing premonitions from a ghostly voice since the age of 4.  She has extraordinary abilities she’s not aware of in the first book. Also in the first book, she has a lot of emotional issues she needs to face and overcome before she can move on to the next phase in her life.

     5.  What are you working on right now?

I’m working on The Devil’s Third, and I’m hoping to finish the rough draft by the end of June.

     6.  What genre are your books?

YA paranormal with crossover potential.

     7.  What draws you to this genre?

I still feel like a teenager, and I grew up in a family that dealt with the paranormal. My parents were investigators, which is why I’m fascinated by the unknown.

     8.  Have you written any other novels in collaboration with any other authors?


     9.  When did you decide to become an author?

When I was 14, however, I didn’t pursue it until years later.

     10.  Why do you write?

It makes me happy.

     11.  Do you have a special time you write or how is your day structured?

I write whenever I can. I get up extra early in the morning to write before work, and then I write at night.

     12.  Where do your ideas come from?

The Universe and personal experiences.

     13.  What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book?

The research. I love history and to learn about things, but it sucks up a lot of time–time I seem to have very little of lately.

     14.  What is the easiest thing about writing?

When I get into the “zone” and the writing flows out of me. Also, since I know my characters, it makes it easier for me to write about them, and it’s fun when they surprise me.

     15.  How long on average does it take you to write a book?

3 months.

     16.  Do you ever get writer’s block?


     17.  How many more books do you plan to be in this series?

Well, The Devil’s Third is supposed to be the last one, however, I’ve written this trilogy in such a way that it can go on and on and on, without getting stale. If by some miracle it explodes into extreme success and the readers want more, then I’ll continue with it. If not, after The Devil’s Third, I plan to write a novella about Paige traveling through different realms with her guide, to get a better understanding about herself and us as spiritual beings.

     18.  What project are you working on now?

I’m working on finishing up the rough draft to The Devil’s Third.

     19.  Who designs your book covers?

Stephanie Flint.

     20.  How are you published (*i.e. indie, traditional, or both) and why?

I could have taken the traditional route, but decided to go indie instead. There are many reasons why, like I have complete creative control, get more royalties, I can write what I want, and my books will never get pulled from the shelves.

     21.  What would you say are the main advantages/disadvantages about being self-published/traditional publishing?

Advantages to self-publishing is just like I said in my above answer. The disadvantage is it’s time consuming and frankly I much rather write my books then spend time marketing them. However, writers who take the traditional route, also have to market their own books. I think the advantage of traditionally publishing your book is you have more time to write and do get some help in marketing it.

     22.  How do you market your books?

I use social media in anyway I can: twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, etc. I ask people to review my books. I also do giveaways and blog tours.

     23.  How did you choose this route?

I did a lot of research and soul searching.

     24.  Do you have any advice for other authors taking the same route as you?

Write what you love. Don’t worry about what the trend is at the moment. Write and read a lot. When you first write your story, don’t fret about it–just get the story out. Don’t worry about edits or if it sucks. After you’re done with your rough draft, then you can rewrite the parts you’re unhappy with. Everybody’s first draft is unsatisfactory. Oh, and do a lot of research about the literary world, so you can learn how it works and what to do.

     25.  Do you have a strategy for finding book reviewers?

Not really. I find them through social media liked Goodreads and Facebook.

     26.  Do you have any amusing stories from your adventures in the writing world?

Not that I can think of, except for people I don’t even know stopping me in public to tell me how much they love my book(s) and some will ask me about my characters. This one guy had stopped me at the grocery store to tell me he read Dark Spirits. He then told me he can never look at toilets the same way again. LOL. You’ll have to read it to know what he was talking about, but he was referring to Nathan and what he did to Aosoth.

     27.  What are your views on social networking for marketing? Which worked best for you?

I think social networking is good. Honestly, I suck at marketing, but I think I’m getting better at it. Right now, I think what’s working best for me is Facebook. I’m still learning, though, but one day I’ll have it all down to a science and know what works best to spread-the-word and sell my books.

     28.  Did you make any marketing mistakes or is there anything you would avoid in the future?

Yes, spending too much time on web sites that I thought would be beneficial and wasn’t. To only join the ones I know I’ll participate in and will be helpful to me.

     29.  What is your favorite motivational phrase?

Risk is the hinge on which productivity turns; if we aren’t in danger of failing, we aren’t growing. When we let fear prevent us from taking steps that could bring our writing dreams closer, we limit our opportunity to succeed.

     30.  What is your favorite book and why?

I have lots of them! George Orwell 1984 is one of my old time favorites because it was written well and hauntingly true to what is going on today in our society.

     31.  Where can you see yourself in 5 years time?

Have 10 books or more published, living out in the country in the house I want and writing for a living.

     32.  What advice would you give to your younger self?

Good question. I’d tell my younger say, you’re not worthless. If you care what other people say or think about you, you become their prisoner. You deserve whatever your heart desires. I know you love to write, so write that book and never give up. Believe in yourself, even if other people don’t believe in you. F %@# them! The people who truly love you, will support you. It doesn’t matter what other people think. What matters is what YOU think. Thoughts become things, so change your self-defeating thoughts into positive ones . . . Yeah, I would have a long ass conversation with myself. That’s for sure. :)

     33.  How can readers discover more about you?





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     34.  To end: Give us three Good to Know things about you. Be creative.

When I was a teenager, my friend and I would go to a graveyard at midnight and have a picnic. I have a stuffed raccoon named Coonie, my best friend gave to me when I was 14 and going through a difficult time. He’s always on my bed, and when I’m feeling sad, I hold him. I love getting into deep, mind-blowing conversations, and I’m fortunate enough that my husband does too. One of these days, we’re going to discover some of the secrets of the Universe. :)

Don't miss her upcoming release of "The Devil's Third". But before then, don't wait any longer to get your hands on these gripping tales that will leave you desperate for more!!


Here to announce: The roll out of the cover for Mid Life Love by Whitney Gracia Williams

I know we have all been anticipating the cover reveal for this book!

Well...HERE IT IS!!!

If you'd asked me what love was two years ago, I probably would've said, 'It'sthis amazing feeling that obsesses and possesses you; it's what me and my husband currently have.' If you ask me that same question today, I'll say, 'Please get the hell out of my face.’'
Claire Gracen's life is picture perfect. Her career as a marketing director is on the brink of being legendary, and her marriage to her high school sweetheart has never been stronger. No, wait. It has. It used to be amazing and fulfilling, but one day Claire realizes that she's been living a lie and her best friend and husband have committed the ultimate betrayal. 
Broken and depressed, Claire is in need of something new--new city, new job, new friends
When she happens to attract the interest of the sexiest man she's ever met, a man significantly younger than her, she immediately turns him down—only to later discover that this man is Jonathan Statham, self-made billionaire and CEO of Statham Industries. Her boss.
Jonathan Statham is unlike any man she's met before. He's used to getting whatever he wants—whenever he wants, and he isn't about to take no for an answer. Sexy, unpredictable, and charmingly clever, Mid Life Love
is a story that will captivate you, entertain you, and force you to fall deeply in love with the characters.
Author Bio:
She is the "imaginary bestselling" author of the Jilted Bride Series, Mid Life Love, Wasted Love, and Captain of My Soul.
A self-diagnosed candy addict, travel junkie, and hypochondriac, Whitney Gracia Williams LOVES to write about characters that make you laugh, cry, and want to (in the case of Selena Ross) reach through your Kindle and slap them.
When she's not locked inside her room, feverishly typing away on her laptop, she can be found here:
She also loves getting emails from her readers, so if you want to tell her how much you loved (or hated) her stories,
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Title: The White Aura
Author: Felicia Tatum
Genre: Paranormal Romance


How do you live with the gut clenching truth that the one you love will die if you meet them? Twenty year old sorcerer Scott Tabors is learning how. After seeing seventeen year old Olivia Whitehead outside of a coffee shop, his heart will never be the same. He longs for her, he wants her, and he knows she will be his. They are heart mates. …but due to a curse on his family, he can’t meet her. Not yet. So for now, he visits her in her dreams. Her dreams where he can tell her everything but his name. 
Olivia Whitehead is a typical junior in high school. She and her best friend are having the time of their lives, but she can’t help but notice the changes happening to her. Especially the changes in her heart after she begins dreaming about a mysterious dark haired young man. But what will happen when the school heartthrob decides he wants Olivia? Will she realize the dream man is real or will she move on?

The book The White Aura is about a girl who has a very sexy man visit her dreams, yet she doesn’t know who he is. She has a great group of friends but her parents are a little distant. There is a guy in school, who happens to be popular, whom begins to pay her more attention than he ever has. She has no idea what she is in for…until it’s too late.

Felicia Tatum was born and raised in Tennessee. She began writing at a young age, and finally pursued her passion this past year. The White Aura is her first published novel. She is the mommy to a daughter and a kitty. She enjoys reading and crafting in her free time.

This book promises a very alluring tale of love between different realms. It delivers. There is nothing more capturing than a tale of two lovers who can’t be together except in their dreams. Who can’t touch, feel, or hear each other in the flesh.

I have to say the only pitfall I found in this book is that Olivia seemed to be all over the place in her thoughts vs. her actions. She is supposed to be falling in love with this mystery man from her dream yet, she is also chasing and getting butterflies over this guy at school. But, then again, she is a 17 year old girl. I guess her thoughts are supposed to be all over the map. But I really want Olivia to be a strong character in this series, but I feel that if the absent-mindedness continues, her place as the main character is going to fall short.

There are many reasons to read this book. The tale is epic. To feel a love so profound over such a long distance is hard to stomach. No wonder poor Scott was going out of his mind! The writing was fantastic. I really liked the two different POV (points of view) story telling between Olivia and Scott. The story itself is wonderful. I have to say that it is hard for me to say that. Many plots are so overdone anymore and it’s hard to get into them, but not this one. What a wonderful idea about sorcerers and witches!

I can say that this is a little different YA category than I am used to. Typically when you think of YA, you think vampires, witches, and the such. But sorcerers? What a treasure trove of ideas and spin-off you have created for yourself Felicia!

This book, even though was free for review, is worth every penny spent. The cover art is phenomenal. The editing is great and the writing even better. This was a very quick read and the cliffhanger has you wanting more. I am so glad there is a second book already out. I don’t know if I could wait to find out what happens. 

Title: Beyond the Eyes
Author: Rebekkah Ford
Genre: Paranormal Romance


Paige knows evil exists in this world, but she never imagined it would want something from her.

After a ghostly voice whispers a haunting message to seventeen-year-old Paige Reed, Paige’s life takes a nightmarish turn. Unwilling to tell her friends about the supernatural occurrences happening in her life, Paige feels more alone than ever–until she meets Nathan Caswell.

Nathan is not only hot, but seems to peer into Paige’s soul, evoking a magnetic energy between them that cannot be denied. But he’s no ordinary guy. He tracks dark spirits, and becomes alarmed when they set their sights on Paige.

And then there are the two power-hungry dark spirits who believe Paige can find King Solomon’s magical ring for them, because when her father was alive, he was close to finding it. If Paige doesn’t comply with their demands, they’ll kill her. 

Paige is forced to dig deep into her father’s past and unearths shocking secrets about him and his bloodline. With the past and present colliding, Paige is only sure about two things in her life: she needs to outwit the dark spirits to stay alive, and she’s completely and helplessly in love with Nathan.

This review is about the book Beyond the Eyes by Rebekkah Ford. This book is about a girl, Paige, that has gotten premonitions since she was young. Her mother isn’t around much but she meets a man named Nathan who turns out to be someone she never could have imagined.

Rebekkah Ford grew up in a family that dealt with the paranormal. Her parents' Charles and Geri Wilhelm were the directors of the UFO Investigator's League in Fairfield, Ohio, back in the 1970s. They also investigated ghost hauntings and Bigfoot sightings in addition to UFO's. Growing up in this type of environment and having the passion for writing is what drove Rebekkah at an early age to write stories dealing with the paranormal. At one point in her life, she thought she wanted to be a journalist, and although she enjoyed writing articles, she quickly discovered her real passion was writing fiction. Her fascination with the paranormal is what led her to write the 'Beyond the Eyes' trilogy.

The book promises a thrilling first book in a new YA series. It definitely holds up its promise. I could not put this book down. I am so glad there will be follow up books to this as I can’t get enough.

I did have some pitfalls to this book. Where I knew this was YA, the constant “feelings” between Nathan and Paige are distracting. I feel that it takes away from the plot and the book as a whole. I started to feel like I was starting to slide the slippery “Twilight” slope. Also, I am used to the change scenes being a little better notated. Whenever the scene changed, a new paragraph started. There should be a more noticeable break as some readers can get confused. There was a lot of redundancy as well. Paige had to be told quite a lot that she could die or would die, yet she never seemed to accept this and had to be told yet again. There was also an over-use of the word “shuddering”. And even though Paige constantly tells everyone how independent she is, she came off very needy; she was constantly seeking attention from the people around her. This can become a very unlikeable quality.

But, don’t get me wrong. This is a very good book and I would recommend it because even though I am picky, this was a very quick read and the plot wasn’t overdone. It was simple and sometimes you have to step away from the complicated plots and characters for a breath of fresh air.

I have to admit that when I heard YA, I instantly thought “Twilight”. I am so glad I was wrong. Where, yes, I felt like this book did tread those tracks, I didn’t feel the need to grab a rope and hang myself. Not that “Twilight” wasn’t good, I guess, if you are a teenager and feel like the whole world hates you and need supernatural beings to make you feel good about yourself. That series also was so redundant that I wanted to scream and hang myself. I, thank goodness, did not have that with this book. I actually felt it was a grown up story is a teenager’s body. The story has so much room to grow and become that bestseller that I know it can be.

To bring this to a close, don’t pass this book up. The story is great, the characters are good, and the writing is superb. I am overly critical so please read and get your own conclusions. I loved it and cannot wait to get to book 2.

I can't believe this. When I started my Facebook blog page, I never imagined I would have this many people who cared enough to know what was going on with me! But, thanks to all of you, my page has made it to 200+ likes!!!! That is amazing!! And to show my appreciation, I am going to giveaway a prize:

One free EBook of Beauty from pain by Georgia Cates!!!


They agreed on three months...but their love knew no boundaries.

Jack McLachlan is a winemaking magnate and easily one of Australia’s most eligible bachelors. His success and wealth make him no stranger to the complications of romantic relationships and that’s why he goes to extreme measures to avoid the hassle. He prefers simplicity in the form of a beautiful female companion with no strings attached. He arranges relationships like business deals and they’re always the same. No long term relationships. No real names.

It’s his game and his rules. He’s content to play as usual, but when Laurelyn Prescott enters his life, his strategy must change because this player is like none he's ever encountered. His world is turned on its head after he begins a three month affair with the beautiful American musician. Nothing goes according to plan and as he breaks more and more of his own rules for her, she’s exceptionally close to becoming something he never thought possible. His ultimate game changer.

Not recommended for younger readers due to sexual content and language.

About the Author:

I am a wife, mother of two daughters and a labor and delivery nurse. I have recently added Paranormal Romance Writer to my list of things to keep be busy, but I am ecstatic to release my debut novel, Blood of Anteros, the first book in The Vampire Agápe Series. 

Like others that enjoy a great story of paranormal romance, I am easily bored by the tale of an obtainable, ordinary romance and was inspired to create The Vampire Agápe Series. When I am not tied up with my family or delivering babies, I am working feverishly on the second book in The Vampire Agápe Series.

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As promised, my website has reached 1000 page views!!!! SO........that means we are going to have a giveaway!!! The prize is:
One Free EBook Copy of the New York Bestseller.........Damaged by H.M. Ward!!!


Life sucks. And, as soon as Sidney picks up the pieces something always knocks her back onto her butt. It's never pretty, but this time is different. This time pretty isn't even the right word.

Peter is the personification of perfection. It's like he fell off his angel perch in purgatory, because let's face it--any guy that hot has got to be naughty. He was probably sent here to ruin her life.

Peter is beyond beautiful with his sexy blue eyes, dark hair, and toned body. Add in his charming wit and Peter is everything Sidney ever wanted in a man, but when things get hot and heavy Peter shows her the door. Sidney takes the walk of shame and leaves. It's the end of the worst blind date ever. Her life couldn't possibly reach higher levels of suckage, but it does.

The next morning everything comes crashing down. The insanely hot guy from last night, the one that saw her half naked, is teaching at the front of the class room.

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Brand new cover for Him by Carey Heywood


Sarah Miller hasn’t been home in seven years. She thought she could stay away forever. If it wasn’t for her big brother's wedding, that is. Part of her even feels silly for staying away this long. It's not like anyone even knew what happened. Well, except for him.

That guy. The one she compared all others to. The one who set the bar so high no other guy after him could even compete. The one who made her feel like anything was possible. The one she thought she would never be good enough for. The one she spent the last seven years trying to forget.
All she needs to do is make it through the next week without running into him.

About the Author:

Here's my bio...

I make up stuff and write it down. Here are some things that make up who I am, in no particular order; Books, Swedish Fish, Rivers, Kids (I have some), Husband (I have 1), Dog, Wuss, Reader, Elephants, Mermaid Shows, Belgian Chocolate, Plastic Rings, Fizzy Water, Abs (I don't have them...well yes, I have them but they're nothing to look at I meant Abs that I like to look at), Twitter (@careylolo), Making up Words, Chair Dancing, Old Movies, Cartoons, Belgian Waffles, Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, People, Kayaks, Screen Porches, Laughing, Colored Paperclips, Junky Green Laptop, Golden Rule, Falling in Love, Jumping in Puddles, Spellcheck, Windy Days.