Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Just Released - Éire's Viking by Sandi Layne

Eire's Viking by Sandi Layne 

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Ten years after Charis marries Cowan at the end of Éire’s Captive Moon, Agnarr Halvardson returns to the Green Island—this time, to stay.  He wants what any man wants:  To make a life for himself, wed, and have sons.
Before he can express these goals, he is injured and taken to Bangor Monastery.  There, Aislinn—adopted daughter of Cowan and Charis—treats him as a patient while she ignores the immediate attraction he holds for her.
Agnarr decides Aislinn would be a good wife for him as she teaches him her language and customs. She commands his respect and wins his affection. The past is just one barrier of many between them, however.
There are new invaders to Éire. Pledging his loyalty to the new king of Dál Fiatach, Agnarr prepares to defend his new home while persuading Aislinn to be his wife.
Success or failure will affect the lives of many.
Author Bio:
There are many profiles that detail the author’s lifelong dream of authorship being realized with the publication of their first novel or short story.  This is not one of those profiles.
To make an exceedingly odd story moreso, Sandi Layne had no wish to be a writer, but went through a storyline bootcamp in the form of strange dreams for a month and took careful notes.  Fifteen years later, she’s still writing stories that veer slightly off the beaten path, both in Christian and historical fiction.
Married for more than twenty years to a very tolerant (and brilliant!) man, she has two sons, no pets, and a plethora of imaginary friends.  Her interests range from ancient civilizations to science fiction for both reading and research.  With degrees in English and Ministry, she also claims Theology’s crimson Masters collar which she has been known to don on rare occasions.
If you drive by her window before dawn, it is likely she’ll have a light on for you. Or at the very least, she’ll be alert on twitter.  She invites you to visit her online space at Bring coffee.

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Coming Soon - The Righteous and The Wicked

Coming April 10 from The Writer's Coffee Shop

The winning entrant from the TWCS Library Making of a Masterpiece Competition
The Summary:
Small moments can seem insignificant until they change the course of a life forever. The sound of a bulldozer. A chance meeting at a gas station. A gust of wind through a chime. Benign events become something more when viewed through the lens of fate.
Emma Santori is a prisoner of tragic memories. Locked in a spiral of depression, she leads a desolate and empty life, trapped in her decrepit home. Rooted in routine, she’s numb and vacant. As a lonely Catholic school teacher, her only joy comes from her young students. One Saturday morning, her isolation is infiltrated by a mysterious architect building a home beside hers.
That man is Eric Wilder and he’s keeping a secret that’s destroying his life. Filled with guilt and self-loathing, he’s forced to move often. He chooses the small northeastern town of Pine Lake as his latest refuge, and hopes to make a successful attempt at starting his life over. As always, he’s unable to make that happen.
That all changes when he meets Emma.
She finds herself drawn to Eric when she accidentally bumps into him, but Eric’s unfazed by their first meeting. When a gust of wind brings these two people together once again, Emma discovers Eric’s secret. She’s forced to battle between her Catholic faith and her desire for this stranger.
Their attraction is intense and they soon discover they’re each lonely and longing for what the other has to offer. As their friendship blossoms, Emma realizes her passion and lust for Eric are the remedy to her depression. Eric discovers his feelings for Emma are the only antidote to his secret burden. 
They begin an erotic journey, which leads these beautifully broken people to discover that love can be both righteous and wicked.

Introducing April Emerson

April Emerson grew up in rural upstate New York, and moved to New York City after graduating from college with a degree in Literature. As a nature lover, living in the city was a culture shock, but she soon began to enjoy being surrounded by so much energy. Submerged in perpetual crowds, April developed a fondness for people-watching, which inspired her to start writing. Drawn to both the light and dark of humanity, she strives to tell sexy and romantic stories with exquisitely complex characters. When she isn’t writing, she loves listening to music or reading a good book, with a glass of wine.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Forever Awakening by William J Barry

Available from Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS


The spirit realm is buzzing; everyone is eagerly anticipating the Transitional Ceremony where Gerard will become the next Grim Reaper. But his dark alliance with Axis Red is still unknown to anyone, except Joey Charles, who is locked away in a pirate dungeon awaiting his demise. Agents have been searching diligently but they have yet to find him.
Things between Sebastian and Onyx are still awkward after she revealed her true feelings for him; however they are determined not to let that affect their agent duties. Sebastian must confront his own emotions and decide how he feels about her.
With his duties increasing in the realm, Sebastian can no longer be around to protect his little sister, Kristen, as she continues to spiral out of control. She learns of her boyfriend’s unfaithfulness, which sets off a chain of difficult events that change her life.
Tensions begin to rise among the pirates when a renegade spirit, loyal to an older evil, attempts to blackmail Axis Red. The pirate leader forms Axis’s Eight, a covert team of his top men to track down this new unknown adversary before they can throw a wrench in his plans.
The fate of the realm is hanging in the balance as the Transitional Ceremony approaches.
In this the final book in the series, agents and pirates square off in an epic conclusion that will settle the score between Sebastian and Axis Red, and decide the fate of the realm. Journey with Sebastian and his friends into the Forever Awakening where more than just the soul is at stake!

About the Author:

William j. Barry was born in Newton, New Jersey. He moved to Florida and then to Georgia at a young age. Ever since grade school, William enjoyed penning original short stories. They were a good outlet for his overactive imagination. William grew up in the Augusta, Georgia area before moving to Athens, Georgia where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology from The University of Georgia. 

After college, William returned his focus to writing. Sebastian and the Afterlife was his first novel. The book was signed by TWCS Publishing House and released in February of 2011. He followed that book with Agents of the Reaper, the second installment in the Sebastian and the Afterlife middle-grades/teen fantasy novels. It was released February 9th, 2012. 
Besides writing, the author also enjoys writing and recording music and filmmaking. William is married and currently lives on the outskirts of Athens, Georgia.

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Congratulations Kate!

The Emperor's Daughter

by Kate Welshman

Out NOW!

A short story in our Raw Erotica After Dark Imprint

The Summary:
Paulina is the illegitimate daughter and worst-kept secret of the Roman Emperor Sabinian. They have each lived separate lives since Paulina’s conception, but when Sabinian falls ill while leading the Roman army in the farthest reaches of the Empire, he summons his daughter from her comfortable villa in Rome to his makeshift bedside on the battlefields. Reluctantly, Paulina, who’s never even left the precincts of Rome, agrees to make the perilous trip.

On the carriage ride into the pine forests of Germania, Paulina is accompanied by Sextus, a burly officer of the Praetorian Guard.  Though initially terrified of him, Paulina finds solace in Sextus’s strong arms. And it is Sextus who reveals to her the true purpose of the journey. Sabinian wants to seal her future before he dies, but the headstrong Paulina has always been steered by her own wishes and desires.

Sextus fulfills his brief and delivers Paulina safely to Sabinian, fighting off wolves and barbarians along the way.  But the first and last meeting of father and daughter seems doomed to fail. Will Paulina respect the Emperor’s dying wishes or follow her own heart?

About the Author:

Kate Welshman is an Australian author, wife, and mother of four children. She had several careers before becoming a full-time writer, as a barrister (trial attorney) and a horse riding coach. Her first young adult novel, Posse, was published by Random House in 2009, and she will release a range of titles in 2013 and 2014. Kate lives in Glenorie, New South Wales, on a horse farm with her family. She loves horses, dogs, cooking, and reading.