Archive for February, 2013

Seventh Star Press proudly announces the Between Dark and Light Virtual Tour featuring author D.A. Adams from February 18th to March 16th.  The tour will feature a wide range of activities at a number of great speculative fiction blog sites, including guest posts, interviews, character interviews, excerpts, promotional spotlights, and many reviews.

Between Dark and Light is the fourth book in the increasingly popular and highly-acclaimed Brotherhood of Dwarves Series.  The latest installment in the YA fantasy series is now available in eBook and softcover formats, and a special limited hardcover edition is going to be announced and made available for ordering during the tour!

Between Dark and Light also brought back the talents of award-winning artist Bonnie Wasson, who created the cover and new interior illustrations.  Her artwork for the series landed an  Artist Choice Award for Best Warrior in the 2012 Dragon*Con Art Show, for the cover artwork of the first book, The Brotherhood of Dwarves.

Below is the schedule of dates, blog sites, and activities for the Between Dark and Light Tour:

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For dates and locations of the 2013 Between Dark and Light Virtual Tour, please see website!

Mystery Romance writer Melanie Atkins has a new tale for you!

Originally a short story, Atkins thought it would be better as a novella:

Nikki Brooks never thought she’d ever see her childhood nemesis again after high school, when he played a heartless trick on her that got her kicked off the school paper staff and made her a laughing stock. Until now, twelve years later, when she’s forced to trust her life to Marc Trapani, the strong-willed detective assigned to guard her when a murderer threatens her life — and he lays siege to her heart.

Excerpt care of Desert Breeze Publishing:

“Mr. Dawson.” Nikki’s plaintive tone dug its claws into Marc’s skin.

He turned to find her stalking toward them across the lobby, and his jaw dropped. Damn. Gone was the lanky tomboy he’d known way back when, and in her place was a gorgeous, full-blooded, all American woman with kinky red hair, a furious expression, and flashing green eyes. A lioness after her prey.

Those eyes locked on his face, and she lifted her chin. “Well, I see my valiant protector has finally decided to grace us with his presence.”

“Hi, Nikki.” Marc offered her his hand. “Good to see you.”

She ignored his gesture and focused on the AUSA. “How long until the Internet connection is restored in our room?”

“Not for some time, I’m afraid,” he said. “The clerk said they’re lucky to have electricity in the bridal suite. The cable in that section is out right now, and he can’t do anything about it — so don’t ask.”

“The bridal suite?” Marc and Nikki chorused together.

Marc narrowed his eyes. “You’ve got to be kidding.”

“You can say that again,” Nikki snapped. “We can’t stay in there.”

“Come on, Dawson,” Marc said. “See if they can’t give us another room. Please.”

“I’m sorry, Marshal, but I’ve already tried. A group of workmen is staying at the hotel to get a jump on repairs, and with the entire east wing out of commission…”

Nikki gulped back another denial. Marc looked too handsome for words. The idea of spending the weekend locked away with him in any hotel room, much less the bridal suite of this upscale lodge, sent her pulse racing out of control, and desire blindsided her. She jerked her gaze back to the perplexed Mr. Dawson. “Is there no place else we can go? Another hotel with an Internet connection?”

“No. We chose this lodge for its remoteness. You and Marshal Trapani should be safe here. I’m sorry, but you’ll just have to deal with the inconvenience.”

Inconvenience? Being offline for a long period of time was more like a catastrophe. Nikki clenched her hands. She’d rather have been smothered in the avalanche that had destroyed the other half of the building.

“Fine. We’ll endure each other somehow,” Marc said. “Where do we go?”

Dawson nodded briskly. “Follow me.”

About Melanie Atkins:
Melanie Atkins a multi-published author of romantic suspense, a fan of crime dramas, and an avid reader. Writing is more than an escape for her—it’s a way of life. She grew up in the Deep South listening to tall tales and penning stories about her cats. Now she writes gripping stories of love, suspense, and mystery with the help of her furry little feline muses.

Her books are mostly available at Desert Breeze, but if you would like a list of her books and read some of her musings, please visit her website at

You are invited to join S. H. Roddey as she celebrates her newest release!

(following Excerpt care of Sugar and Spice Press)

Unemployed museum curator Lily Redway responds to an advertisement in the newspaper, thinking she is applying for a job. On the other side of that small, black-and-white box awaits two things: a fantasy world come to life, and a man named Rowan Keir.

Rowan is a man with many secrets. He is a shape-shifter, a descendent of old world mythology, and the guardian of a rare and valuable Nordic artifact. He is also being hunted by the god Loki and has spent the last six-hundred years outsmarting and outrunning him.

With the fury of Asgard on Rowan’s trail, Lily finds herself caught up in a real-life fantasy story, a love triangle, and an ages-old war that pitches her into a different world and one very hard truth:

All is fair in love and war.

About S. H. Roddey

Before she could read, Roddey liked to make up stories.  To hear her mother talk, those little squiggles all over every scrap of paper in the house were real words, and she could tell anyone who asked exactly what they said.  She has always lived in another dimension, far apart from the real world and the boredom it holds.

From a very early age she found herself drawn into dark worlds filled with mystery and intrigue.  By age ten she was reading every horror novel she could steal from her brothers, and in high school she was rarely the life of the party with her terrifying tales that left her peers sleeping with the lights on for weeks at a time.

And not much has changed since then.  Left to her own devices, she plots interesting ways to seduce, frighten, and destroy.  She writes other things under other names, but those names choose to keep themselves anonymous for fear that bad things might befall them.

For more information on Roddey, her imagination, and the things she writes, look for her in these places:

Facebook Author Page:
Punk You Horror Blog:

Coldwater Books in Tuscumbia, AL is delighted to have E G Glover and L R Barrett-Durham for a booksigning. Not only will they be present to sign their Fear Series and Trust Series books, but they will also be featuring E G Glover’s recent solo novel release – A TWIST IN TIME!

L R Barrett-Durham and E G Glover will be at Coldwater Books, autographing six books on Saturday, February 9nd from 10am-1pm. Come visit, check out the new novels, and hear about upcoming works! Curious about the authors? Check out their website below!

Where: Coldwater Books
101 West 6th Street
Tuscumbia, AL   35674

L R Barrett-Durham and E G Glover will be in attendance to sign and discuss their novels.

They will also be talking about any new works that are currently being written.

The following books will be available:


A Twist In Time, by E G Glover

The Trust Series, by L R Barrett-Durham:

Never Trust a Sorcerer, Book One
Always Trust Your Honor, Book Two
Forever Trust Your Aim, Book Three

The Fear Series, by L R Barrett-Durham & E G Glover:

Fear the Beast Within, Book One
Fear the Thirst Within, Book Two

Cover Art and Website artwork courtesy of L R Barrett-Durham.

Just a little FYI: Did you know that L R Barrett-Durham and E G Glover support 5 local libraries? Cherokee, Muscle Shoals, Florence, Killen, and Lexington Public libraries – Profits from every book signing done at these libraries go directly to the library. It’s their little way of giving back.

From Owner Frank Hall:

This year we have more exciting authors for you to enjoy and more attractions. We will have the animal adoption fair again which was a big hit last year, several local businesses will be joining us with various activities and keep an eye out for the possibility of a car show and girl scout cookie sales and not to mention 8000+ books at 75% off our normal prices.

A little about Stephen Zimmer:

Stephen Zimmer is an award-winning author and filmmaker, whose literary works include the epic-scale urban fantasy series The Rising Dawn Saga, the epic fantasy Fires in Eden Series, and the Harvey and Solomon steampunk tales.

The Exodus Gate, Book One of the Rising Dawn Saga, was Stephen’s debut novel. It was released in the spring of 2009, with The Storm Guardians following in 2010, and The Seventh Throne in August of 2011.

Crown of Vengeance, Book One of the Fires in Eden Series, was released in the fall of 2009, with Book Two, Dream of Legends, following in December of 2010, and Spirit of Fire in June of 2012. Crown of Vengeance received a 2010 Pluto Award for Best Novel in Small Press.

Stephen’s short fiction includes the Harvey and Solomon steampunk stories included in the Dreams of Steam and Dreams of Steam II: Bolts and Brass anthologies from Kerlak Publishing.

As a filmmaker, Stephen’s film credits include the supernatural thriller feature Shadows Light, the horror short film The Sirens, and the recent Swordbearer, a medieval fantasy short film based upon the H. David Blalock novel Ascendant. (from his website at