Author Interview Just Like The Bronte Sisters


How long have you been writing?

I started when I was a little kid in grade school. I’ve always loved writing and growing up, I spent lots of weekend voluntarily sitting in my room, writing short stories or plays. In college, I majored in theater, and while acting was my first love, I took as many writing classes as I could. Later, when I was in my twenties, I wrote sketches for the comedy groups I performed with in Minneapolis. But once I started teaching high school fulltime, I retired from my comedy career, and novel-writing became my creative outlet instead. That was around fifteen years ago.

Is this book part of a series?

No, it’s a standalone. I’d been writing about the same set of characters for the last few years, so I wanted to try something new.

What did you find most challenging about writing your book?

Just Like the Brontë Sisters rotates its focus between four characters, and in my first draft, all the chapters were written in first person POV. Then I realized it would work better if some chapters were written in third person-limited POV instead. I’m not used to writing in third person, and revising those chapters was definitely a challenge! Also, getting the male character’s voices right took a lot of second guessing.

Which aspect of writing do you enjoy the most?

I like it best once my first draft is done, and I can go back through and improve what I’ve already written: adding clever lines, heightening the emotion and suspense, or becoming more descriptive with the imagery.


About the Book

Title: Just Like The Bronte Sisters

Author: Laurel Osterkamp

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Sisters Skylar and Jo Beth adore skiing and they virtually share the same soul. After an accident, Jo Beth flees to Brazil, leaving Skylar behind in Colorado to obsessively read the Brontë sisters. While abroad, Jo Beth meets Mitch and her life takes some unexpected turns, until tragedy leads free-spirited Mitch right into Skylar’s empty arms. With their Heathcliff/Catherine romance in full swing, Skylar wants to trust Mitch, but did he harm her sister? Loving Mitch could make Skylar lose everything. Just Like the Brontë Sisters is an unconventional romantic page-turner inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s My Cousin Rachel, full of magical realism, literary references, a ghost, and some healthy doses of suspense.



Author Bio

Laurel Osterkamp is a Kindle Scout/award-winning author of women’s fiction and suspense. Her “day job” is as at Columbia Heights High School, where she teaches creative writing, college writing, and AP Lit. She resides in Minneapolis with her husband, two chatty children, an overweight cat, a gecko, and a hissing cockroach (don’t ask). Her other loves include chocolate, jogging, and boots.







Book Review The One Apart


Title: The One Apart

Author: Justine Avery

Genre: Paranormal

Only one obstacle stands in his way of enjoying a normal life. He remembers—every life he’s lived before.

Tres is about to be born… with the biggest burden any has ever had to bear. He is beginning again—as an ageless adult trapped in an infant body.

He and his teenage mother face life filled with extraordinary challenges as they strive to protect, nurture, and hide how truly different he is. But Tres alone must solve the greatest mystery of all: who is he? The answer is linked to the one question he’s too afraid to ask: why am I?

In his quest, Tres discovers that all is considerably more interconnected and dynamic than he could ever imagine—and fraught with far more danger. He cannot hide from the unseen threat stalking him since his birth.

Life as he knows it—as all know it—is in peril. And Tres is the only one aware.


Review: I just finished reading “The One Apart” and I have to say it’s quite difficult to review this book. I liked it but it’s difficult to rate or even say why I liked it. The plot is unique, compelling, and the characters really draw you into the story. There’s a lost of philosophizing going on, and that probably won’t appeal to all readers, but I really enjoyed that part of the book.

Book Excerpt The Truth About White Supremacy, Sexism and Mind Control in America


Book Excerpt

Why is America So Racist and Sexist?

If you want to know why racism and sexism is a problem in America, you do not have to look far; just look at who controls the majority of America—white males! While it is easy to condemn all white males as racist and sexist, that simply is not true, but there are enough sexist and racist white males who have power and influence to control the entire country. There are plenty of white males who are helping women and different races, or just not wreaking havoc on America. Others are just citizens trying to live in peace. For the ones who fall into these categories, this does not apply to you.

Furthermore, it is not just white males, it is also the people who they have influenced with mind control to be their disciples, people who work for them, to wreak havoc on society by acting on their behalf. The white males who practice oppression in society are referred to here as white male narcissists (WMNs). Narcissism is a psychological disorder. More on this later. WMNs are more than white supremacists, who concentrate mostly on race, or sexists, who concentrate on sex. WMNs enjoy oppressing both non-whites and females.

Therefore, WMNs believe that they should have the majority of the power to control society, wealth, people, and land, both economically and politically. In America, they do have this. All presidents, except for one, were white males (99.9 %), and 65% of elected offices are held by white males, even though they are only 31% of the population. White males own the majority of businesses as well. Ninety-one percent of Fortune 500 company CEOs are white men. So, when you look at who is perpetuating racist and sexist poison throughout America, the answer is ….



About the Book

Title: The Truth About White Supremacy, Sexism and Mind Control in America

Author: A.L. Bryant

Genre: Religion, Spirituality & New Age

Take a journey through America to unearth the truths behind white supremacy and sexism in society. Delve into the deepest and most fascinating secrets behind racism and sexism—the secrets they do not want you to know and may not realize.

Examine the origins and progression of racism, sexism, relationships in America, and the science and psychology behind what is real and what is an illusion. Discover how mind control is the weapon of choice to keep certain groups in power and others in the dark and oppressed. This book gives different perspectives from the physical to the metaphysical.

Finally, we explore astonishing revelations about why we are here, who we are, and how to heal and evolve to a higher spiritual level. Explore the mind-blowing revelations and proven facts that will challenge the way you think about people, life, and the universe.

Though this book focuses on America, its breathtaking discoveries can be applied everywhere, and with anyone around the world.


Author Bio

A.L. Bryant is a former journalist, with articles published in the San Diego Independent newspaper and on popular blog sites. In 2003, Bryant won a literary award for a children’s story.

Approaching every piece from the human perspective, Bryant has always sought to uncover, not just the facts, but the real issues behind the story. During this discovery process, and through personal interactions spanning over 25 years, Bryant is exposing tangible evidence about why some things occur in society.



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Promo Post Kindred Spirits


About the Book

Title: Kindred Spirits

Author: Whitney Dineen

Genre: Chicklit / Romance

Dashing and successful, Richard Bingham has been voted one of the top ten bachelors in New York City. After unwittingly offending a reporter from Manhattan Life magazine, he finds himself on the receiving end of an article that makes his quest of finding the perfect mate nearly impossible.

After one dating disaster too many, Richard decides it’s time to seek professional help, so he signs up for the matchmaking services of the East Side Yenta.

Philippa Fielding is single and searching for love in London, but her accidental profession of “Message Deliverer from the Great Beyond” puts most men right off.

Will Pip’s new “Spirit Helper,” Bertram, be able to set her on the course for true love with a message for Richard?

Matchmaking, misunderstandings, and mayhem abound in this fast-paced romantic comedy about love, life, and the afterlife!



Author Bio

Whitney Dineen is a multi-award-winning author of romantic comedies, non-fiction humor and middle reader fiction. When she’s not spinning stories, Whitney’s raising her young daughters, wrangling chicken, or eating french fries, not necessarily in that order.








Book Review Killers, Traitors & Runaways


KT&R FrontTitle: Killers, Traitors & Runaways (Outcasts of the World II)

Author: Lucas Aubrey Paynter

Genre: Cosmic Fantasy

Rating: A

As reality nears its final days, worlds fall to ruin. A benevolent god is shackled, and when freed, will create a new one … allowing only the pure of heart. A company of seven have united on a bloody quest to stop him, but have little hope of emerging victorious.

The outcasts are adrift—they have a mission but no means to fulfill it. Airia Rousow, the fallen goddess who set them on their path, is gone. Guardian Poe, her intended successor, believes deification will absolve him of his sins and his remorse alike. And Zella Renivar, daughter of the Living God, is still hunted by her father’s agents, drawing danger on them all.

Trapped in this storm, Flynn is able to find and open the ways between worlds, but cannot discern which path is the right one. Since losing the trust of his closest friend, the temptation to fall back on his former, deceitful ways grows with every crisis he faces.

These are heroes not of virtue, but of circumstance—and it will fall on Flynn to keep them all together.


Review: God, I loved this book! Not at all what I expected but in fact, turned out much better than I had hoped for. The plot sped along so fast and I could never guess what would happen next.

Book Trailer Blitz Your Bridal Style


Book Trailer

About the Book

Your wedding day is possibly the most important day of your life, and your wedding dress may be the most important garment you will ever wear. Why not take control of the entire process of planning your ideal wedding – one that is fun, intimate and uniquely your own?

In Your Bridal Style, award-winning bridal designer Rani St. Pucchi shares her expert advice on everything a bride needs to create a truly unforgettable day, including:

How to define your personal style based on your specific body type.

Different wedding silhouettes and what is suitable for different venues
and ceremonies.

A helpful timeline for planning your wedding.

Do’s and don’ts for wedding dress shopping.

Tips on choosing fabrics, colors, accessories and other finishing touches.

How to avoid common wedding day mishaps.

A FAQs section which answers 53 of your most pressing questions.

Strategies for the photo shoot, and so much more.

This engaging, beautifully illustrated book is a treasure trove of ideas and inspiration. With this book in hand, any bride-to-be can design and create the wedding of her dreams.


Author Bio

Rani St. Pucchi, a trendsetting fashion designer whose expertise has been recognized in such media outlets as Entertainment Tonight, Harper’s Bazaar, Town and Country, Bride’s, Cosmopolitan Bride, Martha Stewart Weddings, and The Knot, works to help women define the style that flatters them the most – no matter what their age or stage of life, or what their body type is.



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Free gift to download: 51 Fashion & Styling Tips

Promo Post Winner Take All


About the Book

Title: Winner Take All

Author: Mary Rodgers

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Hot shot skier and unrepentant party girl Carly Carrington is on top of the world until a disastrous crash destroys her championship dreams. Can she lower her guard long enough to trust the one man who might be able to heal her body…and her heart?

When it comes to sports doctors, buttoned-up Paul Blackburn is the best of the best. But when Carly upends his carefully ordered little world, will Paul fight his one chance at true love, or go for the gold in… WINNER TAKE ALL.



Author Bio

A career performer and storyteller, Mary was the keyboardist and lead vocalist in an all-female rock band for a number of years, and has acted in leading roles in plays and musicals across the globe. 

Her first screenplay, Common Ground, was a finalist in the Moondance International Film Festival competition, and she is a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild/AFTRA and the New York chapter of Women in Film and Television. 

An avid gamer and unrepentant nerd, Mary’s been a fan of romance, science fiction and fantasy novels since she was old enough to hide them between the pages of her textbooks during geometry class in high school. She is delighted to introduce the first book in her new contemporary romance series, Winner Take All.




Twitter – @mb_rodgers