Obsessed with Jane Austen and Downton Abbey, Zoe writes modern day stories of intense love with strong yet complicated characters. She loves being near the water and island living is a dream. Her writing is supervised by demanding feline critics. A small-town recluse, Zoe travels rarely for family visits but explores the world through her stories.
DARK CHILD OF FOREVER
Dark Destinies, Book 3
by S.K. Ryder
Genre: Dark Paranormal Romantic Fantasy
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
A reluctant new Lord of Night. His vulnerable human queen. If they can’t change five thousand years of history now, it will change them. Forever.
Fate has cast vampire Dominic Marchant and the human love of his life, Cassidy Chandler, into roles they never imagined. Thanks to his mad sire, he is now the Lord of Night, and Cassidy, with her unique ability to merge her mind with his, has become the incongruous mortal queen of his immortal kingdom. Even as he dreams of seeing the sun again and she can’t imagine becoming a vampire, they vow to reshape their domain into a world where vampires feed on love rather than fear and leave their prey swooning instead of dead.
But not all their subjects are pleased with the change in leadership. A powerful ancient vampire and his cadre of followers serve Dominic his greatest challenge yet just when reclaiming the day looks like a real possibility. Soon friends turn up in ashes, and Cassidy and his human family become targets in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse that leads them and their unlikely, vampire-hunting allies deep into the wilds of the Canadian Rockies—and straight into their worst nightmares.
His future is already written…in her blood.
Rookie journalist Cassidy Chandler wakes to an ugly bruise on her neck, a hole in her memory, and a fiancé who seems to know more about what happened than he’s telling. It’s enough to make Cassidy call off the engagement and move out, even if that means trading a posh South Florida mansion for a dilapidated beach house. Unfortunately, she also trades one devious man for another questionable character in her unexpected new roommate: the darkly enigmatic and exasperatingly French Dominic Marchant.
For Dominic Marchant secrecy is a matter of survival. As a newborn vampire with dangerous enemies, he’s sure the headstrong young woman invading his lair with an unknown vampire’s mark on her throat is about to get him killed. But the charming Cassidy resists his every effort to make her leave and even embroils him in her own tumultuous life. Before he knows it, she has stolen his heart and helps him rediscover his lost humanity. Now he’s fighting to protect her not only from the ancient vampires hunting him, but also from his own deadly desire for her.
But her secretive ex isn’t done with her yet, and neither is the dark prophecy Cassidy and Dominic’s unlikely relationship has set in motion. Together they are swept up in a battle where nothing is as it seems, love and deception are the weapons of choice, and the only way to survive is to risk everything–for each other.
The only thing standing between a new vampire and eternal darkness is the fragile mortal woman who claims his heart.
Youngling vampire Dominic Marchant struggles to master his deadly instincts as he hunts the urban jungles of South Florida. He keeps his hunger confined to the blood of the guilty with help from Cassidy Chandler, a human woman who can literally touch his soul. Their love is his last remaining tether to humanity, which is tested beyond endurance when powerful forces from his past introduce him to terrifying new appetites he could never have imagined.
His efforts to protect Cassidy from the depravity overtaking him push their relationship to the brink of shattering. Refusing to give up on the man who is her heart, she takes an unthinkable gamble to save him. But is she fulfilling an ominous prophecy that ensnares them both? Or has she become just another pawn in a cunning game played by the five-thousand-year-old vampire who claims Dominic as his own?
Desperate to rescue her from a fate worse than death, Dominic strikes a perilous bargain with his greatest enemies only to face an impossible choice–embrace his darkest self…or destroy the woman he cannot live without.
S.K. Ryder is a software developer by day, a scribe by night and answers to Susan any time. She writes the type of stories she loves to read: heart-pounding adventures full of supernatural mysteries and relationships between strong, compelling characters. Though she calls South Florida home, she has also lived in Germany and Canada and has traveled widely, usually in the hot pursuit of wild and scenic nature. When not debugging code, complicating her characters’ lives or plotting her next rafting adventure down the Grand Canyon, she can be found beach combing, scuba diving, sailing or just hanging out with a good book. When push comes to shove, she can also bake a halfway decent cake and stand on her head, though not at the same time.
Prize: Signed paperback of Dart Heart of the Sun & Dark Lord of the Night (books 1 & 2 of the Dark Destinies series)
BUTTERFLIES AND FLUTTERBYES
Dreaming in Words
by Maggie Lowe
Genre: Women’s Poetry
Publisher: Hydra Productions
Cover Designer: Chandra TruLove Fry
This is a collection of poems straight from the heart of Maggie Lowe. Some will bring you to tears, and some will light your face with a smile. They will touch your heart and warm your soul.
Author Maggie Lowe has been writing ever since she was able to pick up a pencil. As a child she could create worlds of all kinds. At the age of eight she wrote her first song. When she was thirteen she wrote her first fan-fiction story. At the age of twenty-five she wrote her first book that she hopes to publish someday soon. And now, at the age of thirty-three she published her first poetry book. Now she is currently working on several WIPs and looks to the future full of hope and excitement for what’s to come!
A Little about Hydra and what they can offer you
Hydra is an author-centric publishing company; a small press looking to grow into one big family along with our authors. Our unique set-up allows for direct communication with the owners, quick turnaround unheard of in the industry, and affordable prices while still keeping royalties high.
Founded by a business major/graphic artist and an author/marketer, the company focuses on helping authors improve their writing, learn about the industry, and keeping services in-house with those the company and authors can trust. Hydra authors benefit from:
A Family Environment
Publishing in as soon as 6 weeks
Hydra Productions also offers top quality services for those authors who want the freedom to self-publish. Staff with years of experience offer:
Full Editing Services
PA Services with 4 Packages
Writing & Marketing Classes
Hear what Authors have to say about Hydra
Two years ago I found myself in a publishing nightmare. The company I went through had been charging me for things that weren’t getting done and treating me like I wasn’t worth their time, all the while charging me massive amounts of money that I really couldn’t afford! Then I was introduced to Hydra Productions. Not only did they answer all my questions, gave me advice and agreed to republish my series for a fraction of the cost! Instead of putting one a year out, I will be able to put two out plus other works as well! I would recommend them to anyone and have. I currently send all my aspiring writer friends to them to be published. They have become friends and family and I wouldn’t have it any other way. They treat you like you are a priority, not just a cash flow. I am proud to say that I am a Hydra Productions author!
Author Lianne Willowmoon
Working with Hydra Productions has been a really great experience for me thus far. The website is well laid out, the submission process is clear and simple, and the owners very easy to work with. I received feedback within 24 hours, and when an offer for a publishing deal came, everything was very transparent. Each part was discussed before being put on paper so there were no surprises later on when the contract arrived. I hope to work with Hydra Productions for quite a long time due to their approachable and transparent way of doing things, and their “small business” feel of treating us like friends and family more than a money source.
What can I say, well it was an author friend that introduced me to Raven and Hydra Production as a budding new author I did not know what to expect and was nervous. When I met Raven, she immediately put all my worries at rest, explaining the process and what I needed to do. Within hours I had my first contract I was going to be a published author a dream come true.
Since signing with Hydra, I have found them to be professional and always willing to answer any question any of us authors have. They have created systems to help each author grow and expand we are a support network for each other. Hydra especially Raven has built a trusting family, and we want to help each other be the best we can be.
Since signing up my first book, I have signed up for three others to be released over the next 18 months with a possible three book series the following year. All because of the support and encouragement that has been given by Hydra. I would recommend them to any new author or even a seasoned one.
They are both professional and supportive and always there for their authors. They will promote you, and if they do not have the services, you require they will know someone that you can trust to help you. Not only do they help you as an author but they take a holistic approach to providing training in all areas including marketing to better help you succeed
Butterflies and Flutterflyes- Dreaming in Words
Author- Maggie Love
Publisher- Hydra Productions
Cover- Chandra TruLove Fry
Poetry full of emotions. Dark, silly, love, it’s all there. All inspiring with entertainment all wrapped up in one book. With over 30 poems that will touch your heart, make you cry and laugh all at the same time
Good afternoon everyone please welcome to the floor Maggie Lowe, now Maggie I know you wear many hats and have your fingers in many pots. But first I want to talk about you and how I know you.
We had been casual friends on Facebook for some time and I can remember the day as if it was yesterday where you posted a request for help with your blog, you wanted someone that could help review books and complete promotional companies posts. I said why not I loved to read I had done some basic blog work before, so I said to you I would help, I can remember thinking how I can read a book a day and post a review, I realized very quickly what that meant.
You were very patient with me for the first few days as I was learning the ropes, we became an unrentable team, the name changed to a combination of our writing pen names of Cloe Michael’s Reads and together we created what CMR is today an unstoppable machine where we no longer need to promote to authors they come to us for promotional free services. We work with 4 of the major promotional companies as bloggers sharing the word of some amazing authors.
Along the way we became fast great friends, over the last 18 months we have had people come and go but never staying too long except for Elle who we both feel will take the blog in the direction we want for the future.
But back to you, as your friend I never met and someone I can call sister you are always there for me, when I feel I am doing too much or you see me struggling you are there for me, you encouraged me to write and publish my first book even helping me find a publisher that would love my work, you say I inspire you well I think it is the other way around girly.
So, let us have the readers get to know you what your hobbies Maggie are “I like reading, writing, blogging and cooking” so Maggie you have made your hobbies your life’s work, that is commendable, but cooking is the only thing that you do for yourself.
OK then what are you passionate about? Well I would have to say blogging, I love to help other authors with promoting their work but also writing ( of which I know you are doing a lot of that right now) and cooking, tell us what you love to cook…” mmm that is my secret you will have to visit to find out” Dam I knew I should have visited when I was in Vegas last year, oh well next time.
OK so how can our readers find you on social media because I know you are all over it, I do not think you sleep much you spend so much time promoting.
Interview By Bronwyn
Author Maggie Lowe has been writing ever since she was able to pick up a pencil. As a child, she could create worlds of all kinds. At the age of eight, she wrote her first song. When she was thirteen she wrote her first fan-fiction story. At the age of twenty-five, she wrote the first book that she hopes to publish someday soon. And now, at the age of thirty-three, she published her first poetry book. Now she is currently working on several WIPs and looks to the future full of hope and excitement for what’s to come
Denise Jaden’s novels have been shortlisted or received awards through the Romance Writers of America, Inspy, and SCBWI. The first draft of her debut novel, Losing Faith, was written in 21 days during NaNoWriMo 2007 and she loves talking with writers and students alike about her Just-Get-To-The-End fast-drafting process.
Jaden’s other young adult novels include Never Enough, Foreign Exchange, A Christmas Kerril, and Avalanche. Her non-fiction books for writers include, Writing with a Heavy Heart, Fast Fiction, and Story Sparks.
In her spare time, she homeschools her son, acts with the Vancouver film industry, and dances with a Polynesian dance troupe. Find out more at denisejaden.com.
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