Monday, October 17, 2016

Cover Reveal for Unexpected by KG Fletcher!

Welcome fellow InkSpell Publishing author, KG Fletcher!

KG Fletcher
Published by InkSpell Publishing
Cover Design by Najla Qamber Designs
Release Date: December 12, 2016

Recently jilted Josephine Davis wasn't looking for love. A chance encounter along the sweltering highway with Atlanta's own Millionaire Bachelor changed all that. 

Devastatingly handsome and full of unexpected talents, William Prescott Harrington III shows beautiful Josie a life that she could have only dreamed of; his excessive wealth and generosity eventually threatening her very existence. 

Two star crossed lovers from polar opposite sides of Atlanta navigate their way through a maze of greed and jealousy desperate for only one thing....each other. 

About the Author:

KG Fletcher is the author of the romantic suspense novel, Unexpected, releasing in December, 2016. She is an active member of RWA and the Georgia Romance Writers Association. She was a singer/songwriter in Nashville, TN and a recipient of the “Airplay International Award” for “Best New Artist” showcasing original songs at The Bluebird CafĂ©. She earned her BFA in theater at Valdosta State College and has traveled the world professionally as a singer/actress. She currently gets to play rock star as a backup singer in the National Tour, “Remember When Rock Was Young – a Tribute to Elton John.” (
KG lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband Ladd and their three gorgeous sons. She is a hopeless romantic continuing her work on her original cabaret act called, “Love” to help promote her romance novels.


Friday, October 14, 2016

Don't Fall by Rachel Schieffelbein

Welcome and congratulations to Rachel Schieffelbein! Check out her gorgeous book cover and below where she talks about her Top Ten Fairy Tale list!

Top Ten List

Top Ten Fairy Tales:

10. The Little Mermaid. The original story is much different from the Disney one, and I enjoy them both. The mermaid’s motivation for becoming human in the original story is quite interesting.

9. Sleeping Beauty. I love the Disney version of this one. Merriweather was always my favorite fairy. Plus I love Prince Philip.

8. Thumbelina. If you’ve never seen the animated version of this, you should. It’s wonderful.

7. The Six Swans. I love the princess in this story. She’s brave and selfless. And I kind of love that it’s a girl saving all her brothers.

6. Snow White and Rose Red. This is another one I’d love to do a retelling of some day. Not a lot of people are familiar with the story.

5. Cinderella. There are so many wonderful retellings of Cinderella, it’s hard to pick a favorite.

4. The Twelve Dancing Princesses. I’ve always found this one fascinating. The whole underground world the princesses visit, it’s so dark and mysterious.

3. Snow White. I’d love to write a version of this story completely from the Evil Queen’s perspective.

2. Beauty and the Beast, especially the Disney version. Belle IS the best Disney princess.

1. Rapunzel. I remember having this read to me as a young child and it’s one that just stayed close to my heart. That’s why I wanted to do a contemporary retelling of it.

Rachel grew up in a tiny town in Minnesota. She still lives there with her husband, their four kids, three cats, and a perfectly overweight black lab. She coaches high school speech and theater, rides Arabian horses, reads as much as she can, and writes stories.

Connect with the Author here: 

In this modern day retelling of Rapunzel, Anya has her books, her photography, and her daydreams. She doesn’t think she needs anything else.

She lives in a house on the edge of town with her adopted mother, who goes to extreme measures to keep her daughter safe. Anya doesn’t even go to school, but instead has a private tutor. Anya tries not to acknowledge her loneliness; she puts her efforts into pleasing her mom, and gives her heart to her stories, secretly wishing for a story of her own.

Then one day at the library, the only place she's allowed to go, she takes a picture of a beautiful boy.

Before long she's lying to her mom, and sneaking out late at night to meet Zander. But Zander wants more than a secret romance. If Anya wants to be with the boy of her dreams, she will have to risk her relationship with the only other person she's ever cared about.

To view our blog schedule and follow along with this tour visit our Official Event page 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Bookography: like a discography, except for books.

Over the weekend, a friend asked about my books because they were slightly confused about the order of them and the availability.

I figured it can't hurt to do a blog post to help clear up any confusion that my blog friends/readers might have.

Maguire's Corner - This book is about Maggie Maguire & Jack Munro. My first published novel wasn't out in the world very long. The small publisher closed their doors and MC was no more.  It's technically book one in the MC series even though at the time I didn't know there would be more than one book to even have a series. It was available in ebook & pbk.

Already Home - This book is about Maggie Maguire & Jack Munro. This is Maguire's Corner 2.0 and it's still book one in the MC series. When it was picked up by the new publisher, they suggested we change the name so there would be less confusion searching for it online. MC got a new name, a new cover, and lots of new edits to make it even more awesome. It's available in ebook & pbk.

One Good Catch - This book is about Kate Maguire & Rhys MacGrath. This is book two in the MC series. The only confusion with this one is that it was published before Already Home/MC was re-published.
It's available in ebook & paperback.

Before We Break - This is a short story that has some of the MC characters in it. It was supposed to be included in an anthology. The now defunct publisher #FailedThisCity and I decided to self-publish it on Amazon.
It's available as an ebook for just 99 cents.

I'm currently (still) working on book three in the MC series with Bobby Maguire. Keep your fingers crossed that I finish the darn thing before I'm too old to type!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

#IWSG - Yes, I'm insecure, but I'm also resilient.

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance.

Need help with a topic of conversation? IWSG has a monthly question for you!
October 5 Question: When do you know your story is ready?

Alex J. Cavanaugh's awesome co-hosts for the October 5 posting of the IWSG are Beverly Stowe McClure, Megan Morgan, Viola Fury, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Angela Wooldridge, and Susan Gourley!
Insecure: not confident or assured; uncertain and anxious

Resilient: able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

I wrote a short story specifically for an anthology that folded like a lawn chair.
I was pissed, but at the same time really disappointed that I didn't get to share my story with my family, friends, and readers.

Of course, there were options.
-Find another anthology - submit
-Find short story magazines - submit
-Find short story contests - enter
-Offer it for free on my blog - in pieces
-Offer it for free w/ newsletter sign-up
-Try to upload it to Createspace/Amazon and sell it for 99 cents

Most of these sounded time consuming, possibly expensive, and really 'out of my comfort zone'.
But, I wanted people to read it. After all, that's why we write them!

Last week all I could think to myself was...
I can't publish it on my own. It's too hard and I've never done it. I don't know what I'm thinking. No one will want to purchase a short story for 99 cents.

Yesterday morning I woke up thinking...Why the hell not? Lots of people self-publish. I'm no different. Hell, if people will pay for dinosaur porn [yes, that's a real thing], then people will want to read my short story! Even for 99 cents!

So, I took the plunge. I went through the Kindle Direct Publishing FAQ sections and I followed all the KDP guidelines and before I even really knew it, the darn short story was up on Amazon!

My point? Was I insecure? Hells yeah, I was. But, it was either leave that short story on my computer for no one to read or try something strange, new, and different!

Our insecurities try to keep us down, but our resilience keeps us going.


Interested in the short story?

As Jack Munro struggles with an old demon, Maggie Maguire attempts to show him there's always another way.

You can download the ebook on Amazon

Interested in blogfests/bloghops? Check out the two in the right hand column at the top of this page!

Monday, October 3, 2016

It's October which means I'm almost done mowing the lawn!!

It's the little things. Really.

Well, the lawn isn't that little, but it's not like hard to mow or anything.

Basically, it's one of those chores that you have to do, and it looks great when it's done, but it's like 3 hours of your week that you just don't get back.

I should have mowed about a week ago, but it rained, so I didn't, and now it looks a little shaggy around the edges.

But, that's okay. I will only have to mow 2 or 3 more times before I can lock that sucker up in the shed and call it another year.

Of course, mowing now means that I'm mowing up all the leaves that will start falling. Luckily, the maple trees are only in the front yard. :)

First, I have to make a giant pile for The BOY to jump in.


It's tradition.

Do you get to make leaf piles where you live?

Monday, September 19, 2016

Finally!!! The DVR is about to get FULL!!!

Who else is excited for all the old TV shows returning and the new TV shows starting this month?

Just me?

Well, I am a child of the eighties. We do watch a LOT of TV.

Due to The HUSBAND's work/volunteer schedule and The BOY's school/sports schedule, we never get to watch shows on the same night they're actually on. 

But, thanks to the invention of the DVR, we can watch them at our convenience AND never have to watch commercials!

The Big Bang Theory
Chicago PD/Fire/ER
Marvel Agents of SHIELD
The 100

This is just the ones I can think of off the top of my head. 

There are a few new shows I'm going to try as well, like BULL, MacGuyver, & Conviction.

There are more, but I don't want to scare you guys away. :)

Anything you're looking forward to watching?

Friday, September 16, 2016

New Release & New Cover Reveal for M.S. Kaye!!

Welcome InkSpell Publishing author, M.S. Kaye!



Echo Through the Mist
Book 2 of the Taken Series
New Release!
Can Adriane handle Stein’s connection to her past and the truth of his motivations?
As Alec and Adriane investigate the reason his father’s old organized crime competitor returned to the city, Adriane eventually realizes Alec is hiding something from her. Will his continued secrecy threaten their relationship? Will the truth of Stein’s motivations rip Adriane away from Alec?
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Prequel of the Taken Series
Cover reveal!
Alec Kaden is the son of organized crime. But that’s not what causes him to be cold, and anger to crawl up his spine. He trusts his father’s judgment—his mother’s death in childbirth was his fault. Only one person can calm the monster inside him, but he will not allow her to know him, to see through him and find the darkness lurking behind his detachment. Will he forever remain her invisible protector?
Will be released 11/15/16 by InkSpell Publishing
Preorder here:   Amazon   |   iBooks   |   Kobo

Endless as the Rain
Book 1 of the Taken Series
For Adriane Graham, the real question comes down to this: “Am I Alec Kaden’s guest…Or his prisoner?”
If she’s a guest in the Kaden mansion, then it means Alec has freed himself from his family ties to organized crime. It means he’s telling the truth when he says he’s protecting Adriane from dangerous men and they can shake off the shackles of haunted pasts.
If Adriane Graham is Alec Kaden’s prisoner, it means his tenderness is simply a ruse to keep her under control; his kindness is just poisoned hypocrisy. It means Alec is a cruel liar, and that somehow, by some desperate way, she’s got to get out of this charming man’s well-guarded house before it’s too late.
Is she Alec’s treasured guest? Or merely a pretty bird, trapped in his gilded cage? The troubling questions pour like fountains…flowing…
Endless as the Rain.
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Add to your to-read on Goodreads.

About the Author:
M.S. Kaye has several awards and published books under her black belt. A transplant from Ohio, she resides with her husband Corey in Jacksonville, Florida, where she tries not to melt in the sun. Find suspense and the unusual at
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, the short story anthology that I've been advertising, that included my own short story, has been abandoned by the publisher.

The authors are very upset by this turn of events. Some of us are working together trying to salvage our stories. There was a lot of time and effort involved for these very talented authors.

I'm not sure what I want to do with mine at this point. I do want to get it out into the hands of my readers, but I'm not sure how to pull that off at the moment.

I'll let you guys know what's going on, when I figure it out myself. Thank you! 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Starr Fall by Kim Briggs Cover Reveal!!

Welcome InkSpell Publishing author, Kim Briggs!

Starr Fall

Book One of the Starr Fall Series
By Kim Briggs

Release date: November 4, 2016

Publisher: InkSpell Publishing
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
ISBN: 978-1-939590-94-7

Pre-Order Buy Links: 


On the run from the Organization, Starr never planned on falling in love.

Starr Bishop’s the complete package. A perfect smile, brains to match, and a winning attitude. Boys want to date her and girls want to be her. She’s the type of girl you want to hate, if only she wasn’t so damn likable. But don’t worry, she’s not interested in your boyfriend. Boys are one complication she can live without.
When the Organization decides she’s not only the model student but the ideal assassin, Starr’ll need a lot more than high test scores and extracurricular involvement to get herself out of that commitment.
Dark, moody, and dead sexy Christian Evergood is the last person she’d expect—or even want— to come to her rescue. From opposite ends of Webster Highs social hierarchy, their lives collide in one electrifying moment. Christian isnt the Goth loner he pretends to be, hes a part Cherokee, All-American boy who wants to be a hero, Starrs hero. Christian makes Starr forget that the Organization is after her, but nothing will stop the Organization from collecting their top recruit.
By the way, the spot for junior class president just became available.


About the Author:
Kim once smashed into a tree while skiing. The accident led to a concussion, a cracked sternum, temporary notoriety as a sixth grader returned from the dead, and the realization that fictionalized accounts are way more interesting than just slipping on the ice.

An unhealthy obsession with conspiracy theories combined with a love of travel and happily ever afters led Kim to write her YA novel, Starr Fall, where a secret organization decides Starr Bishop would make the ideal assassin. While in hiding, Starr meets dark, moody, and dead sexy Christian Evergood. Cue the swoon worthy music. But it’s not all happily ever afters for Kim, her NA novel, And Then He, explores the dark and scary corners of the human psyche. Following a night of innocent flirting with a handsome stranger, Tiffani finds herself in the midst of a nightmare she can’t escape. And Then He is available now through Amazon and other major book retailers. Starr Fall will debut November 2016 with Inkspell Publishing.

When she’s not doing something writerly, Kim can be found jumping into snow drifts with her three kids, husband, and dog. She’s careful to avoid trees.

Giveaway Details:

To celebrate STARR FALL's cover release, I want to give away some swag. Let’s look at the cover again!

One lucky winner will receive a bag of STARR FALL swag including bookmarks, all the fixings for s’mores (once you read the book, you’ll know why), and this…

See that little metal tag? It says “Me to We.” Cool huh? You know what else is cool, the purchase of the bracelet bought one month of clean water to a child in a community overseas. Starr’s all about water and making an impact. I am too, and I can’t wait to give this bracelet to one lucky recipient. 

All you need to do is pre-order Starr Fall, then email a copy of the proof of purchase (a screenshot works) to KimBriggsAuthor @ (Don’t forget to remove the spaces;) 

Winner will be announced on Kim's Website Monday, October 3, 2016.