Josey’s Mountain

Marana, Az- Elle Marlow, a Marana resident, has taken the publishing world by storm. Since January 2014, she has published six titles with two different publishers. 

Her second novella, “One Hundred Horses,” sold over a thousand copies in just over thirty days, becoming an Amazon Best-Selling historical fiction.  Her second novella, “The Shaman’s Song,” didn’t wait as long to land in the Best-Selling category for Westerns. 

Now Elle has hit the “hat trick.”  Her latest release, a western romance with a bit of mystery,  “Josey’s Mountain,” was released on June 24th and debuted as a Best Seller in Native American Romance.

Josey’s Mountain is set in the rugged country of the Blue Range district of Arizona.  The setting is sensational for the plot of “Rancher Vs. Wolves.”  This is a fast-paced, steamy romance, but the mystery will keep you turning pages equally as fast.

Two years ago, Josey Starr lost her husband.  She’ll be damned if she loses her ranch too. The wolves are after her cattle, and someone is out for her land.  Josey knows she needs help but she doesn’t want it from Hawk Marlow.  She trusted him once- and vowed to never again. She’s better off alone-isn’t she?

Hawk thinks he’s just checking his investment.  But he’s invested more than he realizes.  The land he acquired by default, belongs to “the one that got away.” Hawk has something to prove-old flames never die; they just burn hotter on the Second Strike.

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Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords E reader or print.

Fantastic Fantasy Trilogy! – Rebecca Frencl

Read about the first two in the series….

At the Dark’s gathering the Nine shall stand. Circle of Light, Hope of the land . . .
Robyn and Aerin have been down this road before as they hunt for the other seven Starbearers who will once more drive back the Darkness that wishes to unravel civilization and drive mankind back into howling barbarism.
Silar and his silver-eyes, the soulless minions of that Darkness, dog their steps, trying to hinder them and force them to doubt.
Death is easy. Silar wants the star bearers broken–unable to fulfill their duties and shatter the Circle, allowing the Darkness to win.
Robyn and Aerin think they’ve outsmarted the Darkness once before, but they discover that Silar’s plans have been much more complex and far-reaching than they’d ever believed.

The first book in The Star Circle trilogy.

When evil passes through the very shadows, is anywhere in the world safe?

Aerin and James hunt for answers and aid, searching not only to cure a shadow born plague, but healing for the heart and mind of the young Sylvie. Ghosts of the past haunt their nights and the stars slide ever closer to alignment.

Robyn and Demar’s hope hinges on the Mirror Maker’s looking glasses. They pray to see a hint of plan, a clear direction. A murderer drops bodies at their feet, staining their names, and suspicion dogs their steps. Evil twists the hearts of mankind and doubt plants its devious seeds.

While the ultimate Darkness prepares to take a hand in the coming battle, and a traitor walks among them, the final star bearers heed the call to stand at a point of The Star Circle and save the world.

The Second Book in The Star Circle Trilogy

Author Bio-

Rebecca Frencl– I write, I teach, I’m a union rabble rouser . . . I get work with kids on a daily basis which makes me feel simultaneously very young and extremely old. I grew up on choose your own adventure books, the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon, and polyhedral dice. So, I write fantasy and paranormal romance. It’s an eclectic mix, but that’s what I love to read. I’m a very firm believer that there is no such thing as someone who doesn’t like to read. They just haven’t found the right book yet!

2012 Ribbons of Moonlight—Best Romance Novel, Solstice Publishing Contest

2014 Author of the Year—Solstice Publishing

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24 authors-38 books to giveaway!

Celebrate the Summer Solstice!


Summer Solstice Publishing celebrates the Summer Solstice, June 21, 2014, with a giveaway of books. 24 authors – 38 books! And bling with some of those books. We all love that beautiful bling.


First, we would love to offer you a free download of our cookbook here:



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Just who are these authors? We’ll let you know in groups, and give you breaks with another video, some music, and a Rafflecopter link to get in to the drawing.

Our first group of authors:


Jessica Tornese             –                  E.B. Sullivan 

Linked Through Time                       Christmas Guardian Angel

Lost Through Time


K.C. Sprayberry                 –              P.A. Estelle               

Softly Say Goodbye                           Her Cracked Heart

Where U @                                         At What Price

Who Am I?                                        Hike Up Devil’s Mountain


Michael Thal                         –            Marie Lavender       

The Abduction of Joshua Bloom     Upon Your Return

The Legend of Koolura

Koolura and the Mystery at Camp Saddleback


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Geraldine Solon                  –               Rebecca Frencl

Love Letters                                       Ribbons of Moonlight



Marelee Lowder                    –            Crackerberries

The Gold Bluff Deception                 Blackhorse 2015


Mary H. Collins                       –          W.H. Matlack

Nadia’s House                                   Waiting to Run

                                                            Noir Town


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Reagan Werner                        –         Peter N. Bernfeld

Red Wing                                           Eliezer’s Journey


Elle Marlow                                –       Angela Burke

Pour Me                                             Lucidity

One Hundred Horses                        Beneath the Mayan Moon


Mysty McPartland                         –  Olivia Gracey

Plundering the Treasure                  The Allow Factor

Her Faithless Prince



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Chrystal Vaughan                –            Janice Clark

Dead in the Water                            Hall of Doors 1


Kiss Carson                      –                  Mary Filmer

Come the Blue Moon             Mary Sumeridge Beginnings

Fairview                                            Mary Sumeridge and The Golden Locket


Vic Nikitin                        –                Rebecca Stevenson

Hijack                                                 Another Summer


What a fabulous collection of books, and they can be all yours. All you have to do is click on the Rafflecopter link below. Each entry you complete gives you 5 points. This drawing is only for 24 hours – so enter now. The winner will be contacted as soon as we get the info.


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Cover Reveal! In Between Seasons- Cassandra Giovanni


In 2021 the world as we know it changed. The government collapsed, and the worst characteristics of human nature were shown as the world fell into ruins. Years after The Fall, the Tribes that were established are still at war. They still fight to keep what they pillaged, and most of all, they fight to keep their lies a secret. In a world filled with deception, nothing is as it seems.
I was born into this world.
Hunter Marks was molded into this world; a General— a person cold and harsh. A person meant to kill me.
We were told to just believe.
We were taught to never question.
We’re supposed to be robots, and accept our roles in this altered society.
Too bad Hunter and I don’t follow the rules.
And we’re a hell of a lot stronger than they ever thought possible.
They’ve been searching for the world’s deadliest weapon.
It’s me.
And I’m not following the leader any more.


Cassandra doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t writing. In fact, the first time she was published was when she was seven years old and won a contest to be published in an American Girl Doll novel. Since then Cassandra has written more novels than she can count and put just as many in the circular bin. Her personal goal with her writing is to show the reader the character’s stories through their dialogue and actions instead of just telling the reader what is happening. Besides being a writer, Cassandra is a professional photographer known for her automotive, nature and architectural shots. She is happily married to the man of her dreams and they live in the rolling hills of New England their dogs, Bubski and Kanga.
Cassandra Giovanni is published by
Show n’ot Tell Publishing based out of Connecticut, USA.

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Cover Design : Gio Design Studios

Photography: Alex Kotlov  via iStock


The Abduction of Joshua Bloom– Michael Thal

Michael Thal- author of several novels- honors me with his presence today to discuss his new release, along with his other books. There is a genre and tale for every age! Take the time to know the books and the author–read on for more!

“A high school track star is abducted by aliens, explores strange worlds, uncovers genocide on a planetary scale, and is thrust into extraterrestrial politics that decides the fate of an Earth on the brink of war or unification.”- Abduction of Joshua Bloom

Tell us about your books- how they relate and how they differ: 

The Abduction of Joshua Bloom tells the story of a teen abduction by an alien race who justifies their act in an attempt to save their people. Joshua finds himself in a world dominated by women, and men are subjugated to their whims. He travels to a dinosaur world, visits a water planet, and a world doomed by a star about to nova.

Like my first novel, Goodbye Tchaikovsky,The Abduction of Joshua Bloom is also a YA novel. However, where Goodbye is a fictional account about hearing loss with a deep emotional basis in reality, Abduction was created from a dream I had during my late 20s.

 My other novels, The Legend of Koolura and Koolura and the Mystery at Camp Saddleback are fantasy novels written for middle grade students. They are about a MG girl with extraordinary psychic abilities. The first in the series tells how Koolura received her amazing gift and how her life is threatened by a stalker. Koolura and the Mystery at Camp Saddleback is a stand-alone novel about Koolura’s continuing adventures. This time she’s at a sleep-away camp and wakes up her first morning powerless. To add troubles to her summer, the boys are producing pranks that need immediate response. It’s a fun head’s up to life at camp and the camaraderie of the campers.

So as you see, I’ve written serious fiction, science fiction, and MG fantasy and mystery.

Discuss the types of characters in your books.

The characters in Abduction are more adult like. Though Joshua Bloom starts out as a typical American teen, he’s thrust into an environment with adults. That would force any kid to change. The closest character to his age is Anita, but she can’t talk. She communicates solely telepathically.

The lead character in Goodbye Tchaikovsky wishes he could read people’s minds. David Rothman, a violin prodigy, becomes deaf on his 12th birthday. He’s caught between two worlds—the hearing and deaf—and must learn to survive in each.

 Koolura Akopyan, my favorite character, takes on the personalities of two of my favorite people, my daughters Channie and Koren. Koolura is a sweetheart with amazing psychic gifts that seem to increase in each book. While The Legend of Koolura shows the metamorphosis of a pre-teen girl with extraordinary psychic powers overcoming a stalker bent on her destruction, the sequel, Koolura and the Mystery at Camp Saddleback is pure camp adventure fun. In Saddleback, Koolura makes friends with a deaf girl in her bunk and manages to turn an introvert into a contributing member of the group. Koolura also has to figure out why she’s lost all of her powers and uncover the prankster that may actually hurt someone.

What are your plans for this summer?

I have plans to continue work on my newest novel, Koolura and the Mayans. In this third installment of the Koolura Series  Koolura and her Camp Saddleback buddy, Leila, head toward Oaxaca, Mexico for Koolura’s dad’s wedding. While exploring old Mayan ruins the duo are transported back in time to Mexico’s pre-Columbian era to confront a threat to the future of humanity on Earth. It’s a challenging writing experience and should provide fun entertainment for Koolura fans. 

What is your favorite book? Favorite author? One of my favorite authors is Jessica Tornese. I just loved her time story novels, Linked Through Time and Lost Through Time. Tornese does an amazing job of developing her main character, Kate from a spoiled teen to a young woman who learns the true meaning of family and sacrifice. Reading Tornese’s books gave me the motivation to create Koolura and the Mayans. I too thought it would be fun to write a time travel story.

Have any recommendations for summer reads?

It’s sad media coverage doesn’t reach the plethora of excellent books available for young readers and their parents. Below are two books both kids and parents can enjoy together:


Anni’s Attic by Anne Loader McGee provides a heart-wrenching look at the atrocities of the Civil War and its affects on the lives of the people living in the Savannah countryside. The YA book is a marvelous character study of Anni and her cousin Jenn. During the course of the war the cousins encounter spies, racial hatred, the Underground Railroad, and Sherman’s March to the Sea. In the confines of a secret attic on Jenn’s plantation, the cousins begin to depend on each other, and in so doing, they mature as they learn to love and respect each other. Here’s the link:

 Letter’s to Juniper by Peggy Tibbetts utilizes the literary tool of journal letters to reveal the life of Sarah, a pre-teen girl whose 21st Century life would make Cinderella cringe. Sarah’s dad is a Separatist. He believes in a strict interpretation of the Bible. Since her isolated home doesn’t have a TV, telephone, computer service, indoor plumbing, or a nearby school, she passes her free time writing letters to her friend, Juniper, who she hasn’t seen since she was in kindergarten. From first page to last readers will be engrossed in Sarah’s plight until the mind-numbing climax.  Here’s the link:


What is your ideal summer vacation?

I was lucky enough to live it four summers ago. I took my fiancé, Jila, and daughters Channie and Koren on a cruise through the Mexican Riviera. We spent eight days traveling to places like Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, and Mazatlan. We had plenty of family time together, quiet time to tan and read, and take adventurous excursions. We had a blast.



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New Release!!- DECKER- by Mel Massey

 A companion novel to the Earth’s Magick Series. New Adult Urban Fantasy.


 Book Blurb:

 In this first companion novel to the Earth’s Magick series, Decker tells his incredible, and sometimes painful, life story. For over 2,000 years, he has fought to survive and find his place in this ever-changing world. Beginning in a remote village in ancient Saudi Arabia, he takes the reader with him to Egypt, Rome, Gaul, Ireland, Scotland, Africa, and finally to the New World.  Earth’s Magick readers will relive Decker’s incredible adventures and his most intimate secrets.

Mel Massey lets you inside the book—Read on for a little taste of Decker! 


Decker watched Mela as she went inside for the night.  It was another late night of training and she’d done well.  He smiled and thought he made a wonderful teacher if he could have her fighting like that in such a short time.  He worried for her though.  He watched Mela through the windows, still innocent in the eyes of a warrior, as she made her way through the house.  She hadn’t taken a life yet, and until she did, she would be at a disadvantage from the part of her that mourns and feels guilt.  He worried she wouldn’t be willing to and that was the thought that kept him up at night.  She needed to be a killer.

She would hesitate–he could feel it.  She wasn’t ready to face a real life or death fight, not yet.  Until she was truly ready, he’d keep watch at night.  Until he knew, without a doubt, that she would use her sword as if it were a part of her, and with no thought of the outcome, he would worry.  He wondered if Wyatt would come now that the day’s training was done.  Telling him stories from the past brought up many memories, and a deep longing he hadn’t known was there began to bother him.

Decker sat in his chair. It was his because he told everyone it was, and for now he rested his feet on the porch railing.  Despite what he previously thought, he felt comfortable here at Mela’s home, and with his brothers.  His affection for the girl was deepening every day, much to his surprise.  When she moved with graceful purpose, he was so proud of her accomplishments.  When she couldn’t manage to do something quick enough to suit her, he wanted to help her more.  Yes, he knew he had become very fond of Mela.  She was kind, but mouthy too.  He liked that.  She didn’t scold him often for being uncouth and she laughed at his jokes. It was almost like…

“Hey there, Decker!”  Wyatt’s voice broke into his thoughts and Decker nodded his greeting to him.  Wyatt was such a pretty man, Decker thought.  He would’ve done well back in a time when a man’s beauty was considered just as important as a woman’s.  He smelled nice too, just like a proper Roman.

“Evening, Wyatt.  What brings you out on a crisp, dark night?”  Wyatt didn’t respond as he sat in the chair beside Decker and handed him a box.

“For you.  I hope you like it.”  Wyatt said, flashing his brilliant smile.  Decker eyed him for a moment and opened the lid to the box.

“Ohhh…” Decker couldn’t help but smile. Wyatt had given him a box of cigars.  He lifted one of the brown cylinders and held it up to his nose.  He closed his eyes and breathed in the thick, heady aroma.  “Lovely.”  Completely chuffed at his gift, Decker swiftly bit the tip off of the cigar and lit the other end.  He puffed on it for a while to let it catch fully and the thick blanket of musky smoke covered the back porch.

“Good?”  Wyatt asked with a hint of laughter in his voice.

“Oh yeah. Thanks, pal.” He smacked Wyatt on the back once and sat back in his chair, completely relaxed.  Wyatt watched him for a moment, pleased with the look of happiness on Decker’s face.  The genuine pleasure he saw in Decker’s smile made the difficult task of buying a box of good cigars worth it.

“Right…So, are you ready to talk some more?”  Wyatt asked him, already pulling out his pad of paper and recorder.  Decker smiled and nodded his head as he tried to remember how to blow smoke rings.

“And what, may I ask, is going on?”  Vasha’s sultry voice tickled the air.  Both men looked to see Vasha walking towards them from the shadows.  Each step he took was full of seductive grace.  All four of his arms extended out to touch the trees as he passed them.  With his silent approach, he brought an overwhelming mixture of fragrances.  Vasha spent much of his time bathing himself with perfumed soaps, rubbing perfumed oils into his blue skin, or smoking an assortment of pungent herbs from his Hookah. “It looks like a party and I want to know why I wasn’t invited.”

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Mel Massey is the author of the Earth’s Magick series and other tales. She’s married to an active duty soldier and that keeps her and her family moving around the United States. For more information on Mel, visit