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Jul 252014
 

Under the Italian Sun

Italian Bundle Front for Web

 

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This box set contains five contemporary cozy mystery novels with clean romance set in Italy. The authors are best-selling, award-winning and well-reviewed. Intrigue, humor, mystery, love, adventure, romance, character…and Italy! It includes these five books:

1. A New Life – Beate Boeker

2. Vain Pursuits – J.B. Hawker

3. An Extra Virgin Pressing Murder – Candida Martinelli

4. Sweet Delicious Madness – Julie Sarff

 

But today we are focused on the fifth entry in this great summer read!

Read on for more about Italian Summer and Maria Grazia Swan!

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Jul 222014
 

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Today we welcome Chris Rose, with this new coming of age novel, Wood, Talc and Mr. J. What an unusual title. Let’s find out more…

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Chris Rose

Born and bred in the city of steel: Sheffield.

Spent – or misspent, whichever your viewpoint – the majority of his ‘young’ years on the Northern Soul circuit.

It’s around this time and place that his novel is set – ‘Wood, Talc and Mr. J’. His academic education came much later, from scratch, in a sense.

In time, he fell in love with the idea of languages, French in particular, and went on to get a BA Hons in French Language and Literature with subsidiary Spanish, at The University of Sheffield. He was a ‘mature student’, though maybe not as mature as he would like to think, looking back…

After which, he moved down south – mid 90s – and eventually further still to the South of France for a few years, where he taught English. He then moved up to northern France to do much the same thing.

But it was here where he also began to write, or experiment with writing.

He came back to England in the mid-00s and lived in North London for five years, teaching and writing again.

And for the last four or five years, he’s lived in Norwich, where he’s completed a Masters in Literary Translation, at the UEA – he likes to believe he’s most definitely mature now!

He’s now working his way toward making a living by writing, with a little translation on the side…

He tends to be picky about books, and take his time reading them; he expects each word to count; something he can go back to, read again – and again. Things witty, satirical, poetic… Moving. Favourite writers of late? Maybe Markas Zusak. Anna Funder, her ‘All That I Am’. Actually, he’s only just discovered Kurt Vonnegut, and read ‘The Slaughterhouse Five’.

Soulful writers, and their soulful things. And maybe he tries to emulate them.

Same goes for his taste in films, music… and people.

 

Read on for the interview and more about Chris’ novel…

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 July 22, 2014  Posted by at 1:00 AM Maer's Lair Tagged with: , , , ,  9 Responses »
Jul 162014
 

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Dreamscape

After years of protecting Dreamscape from the tyranny of the evil king, and fighting for their freedom, the rebellion’s last hope lies with the Golden Hero. When the enchantment brings Alexis Stone from the real world, both get more than they bargained for.

Alexis realizes too late that in this fantasy world, the consequences and enemies are real. When the stakes rise, surviving the dangerous game may be easier than facing her feelings. Can she help the rebellion’s cause, or will the difference between their worlds prove deadly?

And if she does succeed, who will rescue her?

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 Kirstin Pulioff

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Kirstin Pulioff is a storyteller at heart. Born and raised in Southern California, she moved to the Pacific Northwest to follow her dreams and graduated from Oregon State University (Go Beavs!) with a degree in Forest Management. Happily married and a mother of two, she lives in the foothills of Colorado, and enjoys being a stay at home mom. When she’s not writing an adventure, she’s busy living one.

 

 

Kirstin loves to hear from readers and fans. Please connect with her on any of her sites:

Kirstin’s Website

Kirstin on Facebook

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Kirstin on Goodreads

 July 16, 2014  Posted by at 1:00 AM Maer's Lair Tagged with: , , , , ,  2 Responses »
Jul 102014
 

New Release!

Tiva Boon by Jenn Nixon

 An exciting new novel from the pen of Jenn Nixon! I definitely need to add this to my TBR list. Congratulations, Jenn on your release!

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The kingdom of Abennelp has enjoyed an age of peace. Tiva Boon, a loyal and ambitious Royal Guardian is determined to carry on tradition and become an elite protector to the throne. It is all she has ever wanted. Possessing abilities and strength beyond her age, Tiva dedicates her youth and risks her life in the service of her king to prove she is worthy. With her goal achieved and her destiny in motion, a mysterious off-world threat emerges and shatters everything Tiva holds dear. 

Exiled from her home and running for her life, Tiva seeks asylum with the Union, a universal security force, and attempts to put the past behind her. Finding herself alone among various space faring races, Tiva integrates herself into the strange society using her skills as a protector and befriends several aliens she meets along the way, ones who will change her life forever. 

When a message from those loyal to her king reaches her months after she feels safe in her new life, Tiva’s destiny and the fate of her people collide. 

You can buy Tiva Boon: Royal Guardian (Tiva Boon Series Book 1) at Amazon.

 

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Jenn’s love of writing started the year she received her first diary and Nancy Drew novel. Throughout her teenage years, she kept a diary of her personal thoughts and feelings but graduated from Nancy Drew to other mystery suspense novels.

Jenn often adds a thriller and suspense element to anything she writes be it Romance, Science Fiction, or Fantasy. When not writing, she spends her time reading, observing pop culture, playing with her two dogs, and working on various charitable projects in her home state of New Jersey.

You can follow Jenn at these links.

Jenn’s Website
Jenn’s Blog
Jenn on Facebook
Jenn on Twitter

 

 July 10, 2014  Posted by at 7:30 AM Maer's Lair Tagged with: , , , ,  1 Response »
Jul 092014
 

Thank You!

 

I just wanted to give a quick shout out to those who have subscribed to my website. I greatly appreciate it! I think I have sent everyone their free gift with a few exceptions.

Today I just discovered that I have others who have followed through WordPress.com. That is great! I’d love to send you your free copy of “Unwanted Ghost”, but there’s no email address attached. Anyone who follows the site through WordPress, please contact me via email so I can send your gift! Just send to maer(at)maerwilson(dot)com and I will get it out to you. :)

 

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Thulu & La Fi have inherited an old, furnished Victorian. What they weren’t expecting was that the furnishings included a ghost.

Usually the Thulukans are happy to take on supernatural clients for their detective agency. But there’s something about Darla Redding that bothers La Fi – and with good reason. They discover that Darla has a much darker past than hinted at by her “normal” life. She’s definitely not a ghost they want haunting them. So, if they want to be rid of their unwelcome house ghost, Thulu and La Fi need to solve her murder.

“Unwanted Ghost” is the second prequel novelette to Relics in “The Thulukans Chronicles.”

 July 9, 2014  Posted by at 8:02 PM Maer's Lair Tagged with: , ,  2 Responses »
Jul 072014
 

Coming Summer, 2014!

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It gives me great pleasure to announce the return of Max Hollingsworth in Moth by Sean T. Poindexter! Artwork by Drastiq Designs and published by Ellysian Press, this is a newly edited version, and is scheduled for release Summer, 2014.

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Social worker Max Hollingsworth is no stranger to monsters. Supernatural or human, he’s faced all kinds. But when he’s called upon to investigate a missing child, he may have met his match.

Children are vanishing, not just from the streets, but from their parents’ memories. Max’s investigation leads him to a gang of neo-Nazi vampires running a child slavery ring. There, he comes face to face with the deadliest enemy he’s ever met, their charismatic and powerful leader Boone.

Running low on hope and options to find the missing children, Max turns to his friends for help. But even they aren’t enough. Forced to face the darkness of his own past, Max forges an alliance with the least likely ally of all. An enemy whose cruelty was almost his end, and haunts him still.

Moth will be available at online retailers Summer, 2014. For updated info be sure to check Ellysian Press.

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Sean T. Poindexter

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Though born in Mesa, Arizona, Sean has spent most of his life in Missouri. After college, Sean went into social and investigative work, primarily with disabled adults and seniors. Sean’s background in sociology, criminology, and philosophy and his experience as an investigator for the State of Missouri, are heavy influences in his writing.

While Sean has been writing most of his life, he did not consider doing so professionally until he was inspired by a terrible vampire movie. During the film, Sean amused himself by imagining the vampires being attacked by a dragon. His imagination resulted in his series, The Dragon’s Blood Chronicles, featuring dragons and vampires.

Sean enjoys watching and reading science fiction, fantasy, horror, and thrillers. His hobbies include playing Xbox, fantasy role playing games and collecting firearms.

Moth is Book 1 of The Max Hollingsworth Paranormal Mysteries. Sean’s other books include The Shadow of Tiamet and The Will of the Darkest One, both from The Dragon’s Blood Chronicles.

 

You can find Sean at these links:

Sean’s Website

Sean on Facebook

Sean on Twitter

Sean at Goodreads

 July 7, 2014  Posted by at 1:00 AM Maer's Lair Tagged with: , , , ,  1 Response »
Jun 302014
 

 Nerd Blast (3)

 

Primordial Dust

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A princess, trained to behave. An assassin, betrothed to her. A thief, whose eyes she dreams of at night. A kingdom at war, torn apart by the suppression of magic and truth, as well as family secrets that threaten to destroy decades of peace.

Questions of loyalty, of morality, and of free will culminate in a fantasy novel about forging one’s own path and choosing one’s own destiny.

 

You can purchase Primordial Dust at the following Retailers:

 SMASHWORDS | iTunes | KOBO | All Romance

   

 Read on for more about Sarah Daltry and Primordial Dust!

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 June 30, 2014  Posted by at 1:00 AM Maer's Lair Tagged with: , , ,  No Responses »