Author Interview Junior Inquisitor Tour

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Q:How long have you been writing?

On this series I started the first one about ten years ago. I’m not sure if I will ever use it, it is a kind of Origins story. But once I wrote it I was kinda hooked, I realized there were many many more stories about Sebastian that needed to get out. I wasn’t in a hurry, and I took my time, hence the slow pace. Since then I am almost finished with my fourth novel in the series. It’s funny I wrote my first book long before I’d ever heard of any of the other authors that write along similar lines. The first time I read Larry Correia, Junior Inquisitor was with my editor. I wish I’d read him earlier, his creation of a useful silver bullet is better than mine.


Q:What was the most challenging part about writing “Junior Inquisitor”?

There was quite a bit of research I had to do on Providence, it’s been a long time since I’ve been there. And lest anyone think I hate Providence, I do not. I just needed a decent sized town for creatures of madness and mayhem to run around in. I could have picked Worcester, New Bedford, even Hartford. I went with Providence. I also spent time learning about the different orders of monks, so that part of the story would be authentic. On weapons I had a lot less research to do since I’ve used weapons ever since high school and quite a bit through out my twenty-eight years in the military. I’ve been over to Iraq twice, Afghanistan, three times for the military, and spent about a year in Afghanistan working for a private security firm. Every bit of equipment the Inquisitors use I have experience with, the same with their tactics, which made it easy to describe but boring to read. Most of the time when there is a fight people focus on what is right in-front of them. To give a story any kind of continuity and avoid “Well if you remember Bob,” or “”Tell me again what happened when the Ogre attacked,” dialogue I had to expand Brother Sebastian’s peripheral awareness. At the same time I didn’t want to descend into omnipotence, so it was a balancing act.


Q:What is your favorite part of being an author?

When you know you’ve got that scene just right.


Q:Is this book part of a series? If so, will there be more books in the series?

Yes I have written three already. Junior Inquisitor is the first. The Soulless Monk is next and the The Witch’s Lair. Soulless Monk is with my editor and will probably be released later in the year.


Q: Do you have any works in progress you’re working on?

I am writing, in my mind number four, but it’s still a work in progress. Pen to paper, metaphorically speaking, will be a few more weeks at least.

About The Book

coverjuniorinquisitorTitle: Junior Inquisitor

Author: Lincoln Farish

Genre: Dark Urban Fiction / Horror

Brother Sebastian is halfway up a mountain in Vermont, hell-bent on interrogating an old woman in ashack, when he gets the order to abandon his quest for personal vengeance. He has to find a missing Inquisitor, or, more likely, his remains. He’s reluctant, to say the least. Not only will he have to stop chasing the best potential lead he’s had in years, this job—his first solo mission—will mean setting foot in the grubby black hole of Providence, Rhode Island. And, somehow, it only gets worse…

If he’d known he would end up ass deep in witches, werewolves, and ogres, and that this mission would jeopardize not only his sanity but also his immortal soul, he never would’ve answered the damn phone.

Author Bio

Called an adventurer and quite possibly insane, Lincoln has traveled to many continents and countries on his own and at his country’s behest to determine from whence the darkness comes. Despite persistent rumors, Lincoln maintains that he had nothing to do with the tiger, was not involved in illicit wiener dog races, and has never used his knowledge of genetics to create a better life form.

Links

Twitter: @LincolnFarish

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lincoln.farish.7

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Release Party Lioness of Kell

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About The Book

lioness_ebookTitle: Lioness of Kell

Author: Paul E. Horsman

Genre: Fantasy

The lioness Maud is at eighteen already a black powerhouse of brawn. When she is ordered to fetch a young thief from a pirate town, she thinks it an easy task. Until she and Jurgis the thief find themselves running for their lives.

Young warlock Basil sees his life threatened by a summons from the Warlockry Council, to prove his beauty. He knows his lame foot will betray him and escapes on the first ship out of town. On board he meets Yarwan, a handsome midshipman, who awakens feelings he never knew existed.

When the four young people meet, Basil learns of a spell that could repair his foot. Only the spell’s creator, the infamous Black Warlock, disappeared nearly a century ago. As the four decide to go looking for him, they start on a path leading to an old war and unsolved mysteries that will change their world. Or kill them.

 

Author Bio

author2Paul E. Horsman (1952) is a Dutch and International Fantasy Author. Born in the sleepy garden village of Bussum, The Netherlands, he now lives in Roosendaal, a town on the Dutch/Belgian border.

He has been a soldier, salesman, scoutmaster and from 1995 a teacher of Dutch As A Second Language to refugees from all over the globe.

Since 2012, he is a full-time writer of epic light fantasy adventures for both Y.A. and over. His works have been both trade published in The Netherlands, and self-published internationally.

His available titles are:

* The Shadow of the Revenaunt (Rhidauna, Zihaen, Ordelanden) trilogy

* The Shardheld Saga (Shardfall, Runemaster, Shardheld) series

* Lioness of Kell (standalone)

Links

website: http://www.paulhorsman-author.com

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Paul-E.-Horsman/e/B00CA32KFI/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6888029.Paul_E_Horsman

Book Excerpt from The Purple Heart Detective Agency

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If anything, Penny looked younger than he had in Iraq. His physique was shocking. His arms seems on the verge of bursting through his shirt. And despite his bulked up chest, his waist was narrow and cinched with a western belt buckle. In Iraq, Penny’s face had always been a bit round, but now all of his baby fat was gone. Now in its place, all I saw was a hard man. Penny, I could tell, was now a professional warrior– by attitude, by lifestyle, and by training. Penny was now a mercenary. Anyone who didn’t think twice about screwing with him was making a huge mistake.

About The Book

PHDA - Cover Front OnlyTitle: The Purple Heart Detective Agency

Author: Rock Neelly

Genre: Comedy / Mystery

“What do wounded warriors do when they return from war missing a leg or two? These tough guys start The Purple Heart Detective Agency. Using battle-tested skills, laughing all the way, when others have turned their backs, these sleuths solve mysteries. Rock Neelly’s novel is easy to pick-up, hard to put down.”

– Robert Beattie, author of Nightmare in Wichita: Hunt for the BTK Strangler

“Rock Neelly hands the reader well-defined, believable characters, caught up in a deft blend of old-school detective noir and modern technology.” 

– Brian Dobbins, author of The Witch’s Cartel and Corryville

The sudden disappearance of a magician isn’t usually cause for alarm, but it’s a different story when the disappearance isn’t part of the act.

Clay and Roddy are two war veterans – both amputees – trying to rebuild their shattered lives through their struggling Purple Heart Detective Agency. Then the beautiful Angela Thayer enters the picture, asking for their help in finding her missing friend and employer, Trevor Baker – stage name, Merlyn the Magician. The high profile case promises to jumpstart their careers…until the search leads to betrayal, intrigue and mind control. And then the murders begin…

A hard-boiled detective story of murder and mayhem, a war story of pathos and survival, an action story of intrigue and violence, a love story of abandon and betrayal, a stick in the eye of the entertainment industry, wry social commentary on how America treats its veterans of war, but mostly a rousing tale of brotherhood in war and beyond.

And of course, a foul-mouthed monkey named Jerry.

Website: https://purpleheartdet.wordpress.com/

Author Bio

LoResRockRock Neelly is a Professor of Communications and English in the Cincinnati area. He has written numerous articles in magazines, journals, and books over his career. In his storied career, Rock has been a newspaper man, a sales manager, a contributing editor, and a bad guitarist in a garage band. The grandson of cattle ranchers, Rock grew up on the high plains of Kansas shooting baskets and pheasant. He currently teaches film, literature, and writing at a community college in Northern Kentucky. He lives with his wife and family in Liberty Township, OH.

The Purple Heart Detective Agency is his first novel.

Book Excerpt from Snake in the Grass

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“I’m home.” I threw my bag on the floor in the hallway. Silence answered my announcement, and I wandered into the kitchen.

A bright pink note was stuck to the fridge. “Going to Mrs. Baxter’s – Be home around six. Dad is working late. Have a sandwich if you get hungry. Mom.”

Awesome! If Mom was at the Baxters’, I could sneak in a few hours of Hero’s Sword now and do my homework over dinner. I raced to my room and fired up my game console. Almost immediately, I got a message from Stu. “You’re on early.”

“Mom out,” I typed. “What happened to dentist?”

“Canceled. Let’s go.”

We played for about fifteen minutes before a familiar message popped up on my screen. “Lady Starla is in trouble. Do you accept the quest?” My stomach leaped. Yes, of course I would accept the quest. I wondered briefly what would happen with Stu when I disappeared, but the thought didn’t last longer than the flash of light after I toggled “yes.”

When the glare faded, I was in my familiar clearing, sword at my hip and bow on my back. Yes! I thought.

“Lyla, there you are.”

I turned to see my good friend, Roger Woodbridge, striding across the clearing. “Here I am.” I hugged him briefly. “You must have been expecting me. What’s the emergency?”

He smiled. “Nothing compared to past events. Lady Starla is expecting a visitor, and she’d like it very much if you would be there.”

I shifted the bow on my back and followed him toward the manor. “Since when does Lady Starla need me to be with her to welcome someone?”

“This person is a special case,” Roger said. “We are expecting an Imperial envoy. Based on the letter we received this morning, he comes from the capital with news of a new tax structure. One that’s not expected to be popular, I’m afraid.”

“Are they ever popular?” I didn’t know much about taxes, but my dad certainly grumbled enough whenever he read about new ones in the paper. “I’m still not really sure why Lady Starla would need me for that. Not like I can change anything.”

“I suspect she would like you there for moral support. She plans to oppose the new taxes.” He waved at a few people as we crossed the manor grounds and headed for the front door. “But it will be better to let her explain herself. After you.” He pulled open the massive wood door and waited for me to enter.

“That doesn’t sound too terribly dangerous,” I said as I entered the cool interior of Mallory Manor. The walk had only take a few minutes, but I was glad to get out of the summer heat.

Oh, if I only knew how wrong I was.

About The Book

snakeTitle: Snake in the Grass: Hero’s Sword Vol. 4

Author: M.E. Sutton

Genre: Middle Grade, Adventure, Fantasy

Things are getting interesting at Tanner Middle School. The only official candidate for student council president is Jaycee’s nemesis, Trina Poppelman. Plus there’s a new girl in school. At first glance, she looks like she’d fit right in with the cheerleaders, but Jaycee senses something different about her.

Things are getting interesting in Mallory, too. Lady Starla is expecting an Imperial envoy to discuss new taxes. She plans to oppose the measure and asks Lyla to stand by her side in a show of support. However, when the envoy goes missing, the situation becomes a lot more serious than a proposed tax increase.

In this fourth installment of the Hero’s Sword series, Lyla and Roger hit the road to find a missing envoy before Starla pays the ultimate price for his disappearance. Along the way, Jaycee learns that winning isn’t always the end-game result.

Author Bio

redMary Sutton has been making up stories, and creating her own endings for other people’s stories, for as long as she can remember. After ten years, she decided that making things up was far more satisfying than writing software manuals, and took the jump into fiction.

She writes the HERO’S SWORD middle-grade fantasy series as M.E. Sutton and finds a lot of inspiration in the lives of her own kids. A lifelong mystery fan, she also writes crime fiction, including THE LAUREL HIGHLANDS MYSTERIES, under the pen name Liz Milliron. Her short fiction has been published at Uppagus.com, Mystericale.com (Fall 2013), and in LUCKY CHARMS: 12 CRIME TALES (December 2013).

Links

http://marysuttonauthor.com

https://twitter.com/marysutton73

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMarySutton

Release Party Amongst the Killing

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ATK Final Cover (3)Title: Amongst the Killing

Author: Joe Compton

Genre: Crime Thriller

For as long as he could remember, Detective Charles Street wanted to be a police officer, moreover a detective. He wanted to be knee-deep in the action, working the biggest cases, and reaping the biggest rewards. But he didn’t think when his dream job came calling that it would ever turn into his nightmare.

For as long as he could remember, Jack Casey just wanted to be free, his own man to do what he pleased, when he pleased. He too craved action, and when his dream life came calling, he didn’t think he would meet anyone who was his equal, and definitely didn’t think he would ever have difficulty leaving behind the world he loathed and mocked.

Amongst The Killing documents both of their stories, told in their own words, as the moments unfolded when their paths first crossed and their lives intersected. How could two men, with two different philosophies, be so different and yet so connected?

As the ultimate cat and mouse game unfolds, each has to deal separately with the other’s decisions and the effects they have in turning their lives sideways and upside-down. Will one of them crack? Will one of them succeed?  Ultimately, the journey may mean more than the game, and show both of them the outcome neither was ever expecting.

Author Bio

Joe - Headshot-3Born in Hawthorne, CA in December of 1973 Joe grew up in Southern California; the majority of that spent in Torrance, CA. Writing has always been that thing he could do at an early age. He spent many a summer stints with his Grandma and Aunt where he was left mostly to his imagination and would escape by writing scenes and short stories; then acting them out in the backyard.  Sometimes bringing in his brother to help act or just be an audience member. Then when his mother went back to work, Joe would spend the summer with his brother, write scripts ( even before he knew what a screenplay was), and perform all the characters for his brother. Joe went on to South Torrance High School and while he wasnt the world’s best student, he did manage to have 3 short stories published in the school’s annual creative anthology. They  were mostly horror driven, in the vein of Poe or Lovecraft. It would be Joe’s first published works. One of those stories Joe would end up turning into a screenplay and short film. Joe served his country in the United States Marines for 4 years, were he wrote the very first draft of Amongst the Killing. Once he was out of the Marines Joe moved to Denver, got another short story published in a underground magazine called Harvest Moon, a sort of reader’s digest for Horror fansJoe started writing screenplays and decided he would like to try making movies. He shot his first movie, Karl’s Liquor in 2001 ;  which had one screening and one screening ever, at the awesome, world famous Mercury Cafe  in Denver, CO in August of 2001. You can still see the trailer on youtube. Joe went on to make 2 more short films, Devilwind  and aforementioned (short story turned into movie) Out of Range.  Joe at one time had a deal in place with a publishing company to publish Amongst the Killing  but didn’t want to change the principle concept and thus walked away.  Now a few years later he has started this company and decided to his first release would be Amongst the Killing .  In 2010 Joe met the love of his life, his wife Shawna. Knowing that they will have children very soon he wanted to have something to hand over to his child, should they want it. So he felt the time was now to do this.

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Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFx3eEGocuY

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Book Review Farewell to Kindness

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updatedcoverTitle: Farewell to Kindness

Author: Jude Knight

Genre: Historical Romance

Rating: A

Buy: Amazon

The man who hunts. Rede believes he has turned his back on compassion and mercy. But he is distracted from the hunt for those who killed his family by his growing attraction for Anne. His feelings for her are a weakness. Or could they instead be a source of strength?

The woman who hides. Anne protected her family from scandal and worse by changing their identity. She must keep Rede from discovering who they are. She cannot give him her heart without trusting him, yet how she trust him when he has closed himself off to love?

And the danger that threatens them both. When their enemies link forces, Rede and Anne must face the past in order to claim the future.

Rede and Anne are two very different but somehow they do match well together. Rede is on the hunt for the people who killed his family. Anne had to change her identity, and must stop Rede from finding out who she is. The historical setting works well. I liked Anne. She’s an interesting and engaging character. Rede was a little more difficult to connect to.

The book is quite long, a little less than 400 pages. It didn’t drag though, instead it moved along nicely. Historical romance fans will love it.

Book Excerpt from Seachange @ Work

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Energy from the past

There is an appreciation of antique furniture, old objects and antique jewellery. These items are lovely, but do need to be energetically cleansed, as do trendy vintage or retro clothing found in secondhand shops. The items may still retain the energy of the previous owner. The energy may be positive, such as happiness, joy, excitement, peace or calm; or it might hold less desirable energy, for example, sadness, loss, grief or depression. So be aware of any energy that you might bring into the workplace from old clothing or antique jewellery. Just make sure it is energetically cleansed first. Washing and hanging clothing outside in the sunlight for at least an hour cleanses the energy, and washing and putting jewellery on a ledge in the sunlight will also cleanse it. On the same theme, check any secondhand furniture or equipment that is brought into your work environment, especially where you have recently cleansed the energy. Wipe the outside of the furniture or equipment with a damp cloth (making sure you avoid getting moisture near electrical points).

         A few years ago, the telephone handsets at the offices where I worked were regularly disinfected and wiped clean by a cleaning company representative. I’m sure it was very appropriate to slow down the spread of germs, but also it would have cleansed some of the emotional energies that had stuck to the handsets from telephone conversations, as well as the energy picked up from conversations in the area around the handsets. One of the reasons that issues aren’t always resolved is the constant reinforcement of the same energy. Each time the phone is used or a conversation is held near the telephone, the existing energy may come into play. By regularly giving the telephone a quick wipe, the past issues won’t keep resurfacing.

About the Book

23132069Title: Seachange @ Work: Discover what a difference an energised day makes!

Author: Linda James

Genre: Non-Fiction, Self Help, Mind, Body and Spirit

Seachange @ Work brings ancient wisdom and energy techniques into the modern workplace to reshape our work habits, rejuvenate the work environment and create more personal energy. Author Linda Mary James has tailored this book for the 21st century workplace so the concepts can be incorporated seamlessly into the daily routine.

Linda shows readers how to track and manage their energy levels throughout the working day. She also looks afresh at the modern corporate environment, introducing the concept of the energy system of a business to illustrate the importance of a well-balanced workplace.

Seachange @ Work is structured around a typical working day. The book starts with the journey to work, takes readers through their working day and shows how to:

  • Create an ideal working day
  • Arrive at work feeling fresh and ready to take on the day
  • Understand the chakra energy of your business
  • Identify key areas that would benefit from an increase in energy flow
  • Create a supportive working environment
  • Easily introduce the beneficial effects of colour, gemstones/crystals, essential oils, flower essences, sound etc into your workplace
  • Be your authentic self in the workplace
  • See working relationships from a different angle
  • Maintain high productive energy all day.
  • Arrive home with energy to enjoy the rest of day
  • Work with passion and purpose

Each chapter provides clear, easy-to-follow guidance 5 minute exercises designed to help readers gain a greater awareness of their environment and develop the basic skills to sense and work with the energy around them. In this practical and engaging book, Linda James shows how, with small adjustments, readers will bring authentic, positive changes and increased energy to their working day.

Author Bio

Linda James small profile photoThe more Linda learnt about energy healing and spiritual wisdom, the more she discovered that we can incorporate it into our working life. She found that we can experience our working day in a more positive and energised way. Linda’s desire is to take ancient wisdom and energy techniques to the business world in a way that workers, managers and executives can understand and use to make positive changes for their personal wellbeing, the wellbeing of the staff and their colleagues, and the health of the business itself.

Linda Mary James was born in England, and spent time in Toronto, Canada before moving to live and work in Sydney, Australia. In writing Seachange @ Work Linda draws on more than 30 years’ management experience and concurrently over 15 years energy healing experience. She is a Certified Energy Healer, Holistic Counsellor and Transformational Life Coach, writer and teacher of inspirational courses in Sydney, Australia.

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https://www.facebook.com/linda.james.351756

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/linda-james/39/596/aa8

https://www.youtube.com/user/lindajamestv

www.lindajames.com

www.seachangewithin.com.au

Twitter:  Linda James @ LindaJa37222250