Santa Carla: A New Breed of Store Supporting Independent Artists

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Santa Carla 7
If you’re an independent artist, getting your wares into physical stores can be a challenge. Now, before I go any further, let me clarify that by ‘artist’, I’m referring to any person skilled in a creative activity to produce an end product. For example, my sister is a glass artist and I am an artist of the written word.

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An Interview with Author Steven McKinnon

Boldly Going Nowhere by Steven McKinnon

Boldly Going Nowhere by Steven McKinnon
Joining me today, and hoping that his knowledge of pop culture might come in useful, or that I’m happy to have Iron Maiden playing in the background, is author Steven McKinnon. Thank you, Steven, for taking the time to chat to me. Please sit down, get comfortable and let’s begin.
About Steven McKinnon
Steven McKinnon is an independent writer living, eating and just about breathing in Glasgow.

He is the author of ‘Boldly Going Nowhere’, in which he tells the story of how he broke free from the suffocating rut he was in, which involved many instances of embarrassing himself when talking to girls.

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An Interview with Author Dominique Mondesir

Origins (Fallen Angels, Book 1) by Dominique Mondesir
Joining me today is another author who writes about angels, Dominique Mondesir. Thank you, Dominique, for taking the time to chat to me. Please sit down, get comfortable and let’s begin.
About Dominique Mondesir
Dominique Mondesir has wanted to be a writer since the age of sixteen. He could remember reading The Hobbit and Harry Potter late at night and thinking, I could do that. More than ten years later and he has.

His first book Origins (Fallen Angels) was published in September 2015, with three more released so far.

He lives in England with his girlfriend and cat and hopes to travel the world before he gets too old.

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An Interview with Author J.A. Pipes

All Lesser Means by JA Pipes

All Lesser Means by J.A. Pipes
As the saying goes, there’s no rest for the wicked, so while everyone else is still feasting or enjoying the post-Christmas sales, I’ve invited author J.A. Pipes to join me on the couch to talk about his book, All Lesser Means. Thank you, J.A., for taking the time to chat to me. Please sit down, get comfortable and let’s begin.
About J.A. Pipes
J.A. Pipes is a self-proclaimed politics junkie, anarchist podcaster and blogger. He has traveled the world from Uluru to Istanbul. He has dug up dinosaurs in the badlands of Montana and has served in the United States Marine Corps during Desert Storm. J.A. holds degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Missouri, and is currently an engineer for the world’s largest aerospace company. He resides in St. Louis with his wife and two children.

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An Interview with Author CeeCee James

The Sour Taste of Suspicion by CeeCee James

The Sour Taste of Suspicion by CeeCee James
Joining me today on the couch is author CeeCee James, who likes her mysteries cozy! Thank you, CeeCee for taking the time to chat to me. Please sit down, get comfortable and let’s begin.
About CeeCee James
CeeCee James is a wife, mom of four rambunctious kids and pet mom to two mini-dashchunds. She’s always loved to read and always had her nose in a book– getting her into trouble at school when she’d sneak it in her text books.

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Angel’s Demon Character Name Winners!

character name winners

character name winners
Have a Character Named After You in Angel’s Demon — Competition Winners
As with my previous competitions, the email addresses for all potential winners were entered into a random list picker, courtesy of Random-ize. After each winner was randomly chosen, they were removed from the list to ensure they couldn’t be randomly selected again. It can be a long and tedious process, but it’s a fair one.

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An Interview with Author Melanie Tomlin

Angel's Body Book Cover

Angel's Body by Melanie Tomlin
Today I’m interviewing author Melanie Tomlin … that would be me! I’m not sure whether to sit a mirror on the couch next to me, or to hot-swap seats, from the interviewer position to the interviewee position. Confused? I know I am, and the interview hasn’t even started yet! So, I shall start by thanking myself for taking the time to chat with myself, and sitting down to get comfortable before I begin.
About Melanie Tomlin
Melanie Tomlin was born in Beeston, England. At the age of three her family moved to suburban Melbourne, Australia, where she has lived ever since. When she was twelve her parents bought her a typewriter, and she wrote her first novel that very same year. She still has the typewriter, which is somewhat worse for wear, but that first manuscript is now nothing but a distant memory.

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The Prolific Reader — An instaFreebie Repository

The Prolific Reader

The Prolific Reader is now live!

instaFreebie books via The Prolific Reader

What’s The Prolific Reader all about?

As the title of this post suggests, The Prolific Reader is a repository of free books that are available to download via instaFreebie.

The difference between The Prolific Reader and other instaFreebie promotions is that all books listed here are permanent or semi-permanent (minimum three months) and are available to download from instaFreebie for as long as they are listed on the page. If a book has a ‘download expiry date’ on instaFreebie, it will be displayed in the listing. (Most instaFreebie promotions are for books that only have a short window of opportunity to download them. Blink and you’ve missed your chance!)

Over the past month I have been working with over 72 authors to bring together 88 books in the following genres:

  • Fantasy (urban / dark / paranormal)
  • Paranormal Romance
  • Science Fiction
  • Horror
  • Children’s Fiction
  • UPDATE December 17, 2016
    The Prolific Reader now includes all genres except erotica. Check back often to see what new genres have been added, and of course the new books!

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    An Interview with Author Nicole Garcia

    Decadent Dreams by Nicole Garcia

    Decadent Dreams by Nicole Garcia
    Joining me today, and ever the romantic, is author Nicole Garcia. Thank you, Nicole, for taking the time to chat to me. Please sit down, get comfortable and let’s begin.
    About Nicole Garcia
    N.Y. Times Bestselling author Nicole Garcia has a degree in Nursing, but has been a stay at home mom for the past 9 years. Her passion is reading and she decided to make a career out of sharing her love for books. Writing and promoting has become a full time job for her now. Currently Nicole writes steamy Paranormal, Contemporary, and New Adult Romance, but plans to write other genres in the future. Hope you will join her in all the fun ahead.

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    An Interview with Author K. de Long

    Alliance by Katie de Long

    Alliance by K. de Long
    Author K. de Long, also known as Katie de Long, joins me today to talk about dream of becoming a crazy cat-lady and, of course, one of her many books. Thank you, Katie, for taking the time to chat to me. Please sit down, get comfortable and let’s begin.
    About K. de Long
    USA Today Bestseller K. de Long lives in the Pacific northwest, realizing her dream of being a crazy cat-lady. As a kid, she flagged the fade-to-blacks in every adult book she encountered, and when she began writing, she vowed to use cutaways sparingly. After all, that’s when the good stuff happens. And on a kindle, no one asks why there’s so many bookmarks in her library.

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