Blogger Book Fair: Interview with Aoife Marie Sheridan

Richard Levesque


Blogger Book Fair continues today with an interview with Irish fantasy author Aoife Marie Sheridan.


Question: How, and when, did you decide to become a writer?
Answer: I have always written but mostly poetry, it’s always been my way to deal with my emotions, no matter how big or small. Two years ago I lost two people I was close too. I had never lost anyone before, so I didn’t deal very well with it. One night I had a dream of a man and women on a horse, passing through a wall of fire. The dream lingered with me, as did my grief. So instead of writing poetry I started my story. My starting point was my dream and I worked my way from there. Eden Forest helped me once again deal with death, and all that comes with it. So in a way I am very…

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Spotlight for Poet Cindy Smith

Poems from : Voices In My Head


Voices In My Head



I looked at your face
And what a surprise
That smile is back
Held deep in your eyes

Your outlook on life
Has taken a U-turn
It’s happiness, love
For which you now yearn

I’m glad to be here
Beside you each day
Watching as you chase
The dark clouds away

I want you to share
The rest of my life
For better, for worse,
For always, your wife


As you sit out on your porch
In your old rocking chair
Wondering why no one
Ever comes visit you there
You are thinking of your children
They are all full grown
“Where are they? How are they?
Why have they left me alone?”
Think about your years past
When your children were still young
What kind of seeds did you sow
And what tending was done?
Did you show them your love,
Or was it just words to hear?
Were you there to help them
In their times of need and fear?
Were their talents and deeds
Given praise, by you, enough?
Or did you rant on their hair
And other such dumb stuff?
Think of your grandchildren
Did you show them you care?
Or did you just give them gifts
No time with you to share?
Did you give to each family
Your support and praise
Showing the world you were proud
Of the children you raised?
Or did you still try to rule
As if their houses were yours
Choosing not to see they grew
Their pain and hurt, ignored?
Maybe this loneliness
You are feeling deep inside
Is now what you must reap
From the seeds sowed by your pride


The snowflakes floated silently
Throughout the darkening night
Crystal flakes so delicate
Gently blanketing all in white

From the cars in their junkyard piles
To farmhouses and ranches
The snow coated all it found
Not missing tiny tree branches

I woke to dawn’s morning call
The whole world shined clean and new
I saw Winter’s cold answer
For warm Spring’s morning dew.

They Won’t Shut Up


Friend just told me
Very hard truth
I should have learned
While in my youth

My heritage
Not as believed
How easily
I was deceived!

Sure dear parents
Are so ashamed
That even now
I use their name

Must fix this fault
That is all mine
Mud on my face
No longer shine!

At home more apt
Make pizza, stew
Than tortillas
I never knew!!

Need a great plan
Oh, What the Hell
I’ll get a job
At Taco Bell!

Work really hard
Both day and night
Finally will
Make all this right

Bean burritos.
Enchiladas, too
Spicy tacos
And that green goo

I will learn how
To cook at last
Live for future
Forget the past!

My mom and dad
Will be so proud!
May point to me
In a large crowd!

Properly cook,
I wish to be
REAL Mexican!


Saw you treat people
With utter disdain
As if you enjoyed
Causing others pain

Stood watching as you
Cheated, stole and lied
Sparkling smile used
As subtle disguise

Being your sister
I thought was a charm
Our love would keep you
From causing me harm

I never thought you
Would do it to me–
On purpose cause pain
It just couldn’t be

I tried to believe
It was a mistake
Too big of a shock
For my mind to take

My heart won’t let me
Pretend anymore
I see how you are
I’m closing the door

Takes only one straw
To break camel’s back
I must now admit
Empathy you lack

It is your nature
Some evil you planned
Nothing “personal”
I do understand

Forgive you, maybe
Forget, I cannot
Know even leopards
Can’t change their spots


Winter ebbs
As Spring dawns
Silent days
Fill with song

Moonbeams shine
Deep in night
Mingle with
Bright starlight

Precious nymphs
Sprinkle dust
Bring to life
Blooms for us




Where you can purchase this book:

Amazon Authorpage:
Amazon Kindle: They Won’t Shut Up
AmazonUK Kindle: They Won’t Shut
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AmazonUK paperback:
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Barnes and Noble:

Other works by Cindy Smith:


About the author:


Cindy Smith was born in southern NY State and raised in a small town in Upstate NY. Cindy has lived in many different states from Maine to Florida, in this wonderful country. She now resides in Indiana, with her husband. She has worked a variety of jobs during her life- waitress, department store associate, certified electronic technician. She is currently employed as an over the road trucker. When she is not working or composing poems, Cindy likes to read, listen to music and do arts and crafts. Through all her experiences, she had voices in her head dictating poems. The voices would not relent until Cindy wrote the poems down. She invites you to eavesdrop. Cindy self-published her first book of poetry, Voices in my Head in November 2011. Her second, They Won’t Shut Up was released by CH&BB Publishing July 13.

Where you can find Cindy:

Twitter: @cindysvoices
Amazon Authorpage:

Featured Author Lana Axe




Aelryk’s kingdom is under attack by monsters conjured by a dark sorcerer. His only hope lies far to the west, where a powerful water elemental is rumored to dwell. Along the way, he joins forces with the Wild Elves, who were once his enemy. They alone can lead him through the dangers of the Wildlands. Together, they must journey to a mysterious land of eternal spring and return before the kingdom is overrun by evil.




Lana Axe lives in Missouri near the edge of the woods. She is inspired by her love of nature to write about elves, magic, and adventure. Growing up in Mark Twain’s backyard inspired her love of fiction from an early age. She grew up an avid reader and went on to study literature in college.


After eight years of jotting notes and building a fantasy world, she has finally begun releasing novels in her Tales from Nōl’Deron series. They will feature many of the same characters, but each novel will stand alone. She hopes to have her second novel completed in Fall 2013.




Jade Kerrion – Interview and Spotlight



When you choose your friends, you also choose your enemies. 

Seventeen-year old Dee wants nothing more than to help her twin brother, Dum, break free from the trauma in their childhood and speak again, but the only person who can help Dum is the alpha empath, Danyael Sabre, whom the U.S. government considers a terrorist and traitor.

The search for Danyael will lead Dee and Dum from the sheltered protection of the Mutant Affairs Council and into the violent, gang-controlled heart of Anacostia. Ensnared by Danyael’s complicated network of friends and enemies, Dee makes her stand in a political and social war that she is ill equipped to fight. What can one human, armed only with her wits and pepper spray, do against the super-powered mutants who dominate the Genetic Revolution?

America, nevertheless, is ripe for transformation. Exhausted by decades of belligerence between humans and their genetic derivatives—the clones, in vitros, and mutants—society is on the verge of falling apart or growing up. Dee, with her sassy attitude and smart mouth, is the unwitting pebble that starts the avalanche of change. In her quest to help her brother become normal, Dee will finally learn what it means to be extraordinary.


When the Silence Ends is the Young Adult spinoff in the award-winning Double Helix series and can be read as a standalone novel.

Where can I purchase this book?

Buy Links (e-books)

When the Silence Ends: Amazon / Amazon UK / Apple iTunes / Barnes & Noble / Smashwords

Buy Links (paperbacks)

When the Silence Ends: Amazon / Amazon UK / Barnes & Noble / Book Depository

About the Author:


Author biography:

Jade Kerrion, an award-winning author, got her start in fan fiction. She developed a loyal reader base with her fan fiction series based on the MMORPG Guild Wars. She was accused of keeping her readers up at night, distracting them from work, housework, homework, and (far worse), from actually playing Guild Wars. And then she wondered why just screw up the time management skills of gamers? Why not aspire to screw everyone else up too? So here she is, writing books that aspire to keep you from doing anything else useful with your time. She lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with her wonderfully supportive husband and her two young sons, Saint and Angel, (no, those aren’t their real names, but they are like saints and angels, except when they’re not.)


Connect with Jade Kerrion: Blog / Facebook / Twitter

Author Interview: Jade Kerrion

Book title: When the Silence Ends

  1. 1.       Tell us a little about your book.

On the one hand, When the Silence Ends is the story of an ordinary girl, Dee, facing ordinary challenges. She holds down two jobs to pay the rent, makes sure her twin brother gets to his speech therapy class, and wonders how to pay for college. Dee, however, is an ordinary girl in a world transformed by the Genetic Revolution—a world that is struggling to deal with the social and political repercussions of human derivatives: the clones, in vitros, and mutants. What chance does “ordinary” have in a world of “extraordinary” people?

  1. 2.       How did you come up with the title?

Silence is a key theme in the novel. Dum, Dee’s twin brother, has not spoken ever since a shattering event destroyed their family when they were five. The novel is the story of Dum’s journey out of silence. A secondary theme is that of secrets. Danyael Sabre, the alpha empath who trains Dum, has secrets of his own, and as the story unfolds, the silence around an eighteen-year old secret comes to an end.

  1. 3.       What inspired you to write this book?

Young Adult novels abound with extraordinary protagonists. I’m sure that in your travels through books, you’ve met the child of destiny who’s fated to end a war and unite two worlds. You’ve probably also met the quiet kid who doesn’t quite fit in, who discovers his amazing super powers and uses them to save the world. Of course, there’s the protagonist who stumbles upon a mysterious world that coexists alongside her reality, populated by sparkly vampires and handsome werewolves.

I’ve found two major themes running through most YA novels: the first, as I noted above, the extraordinary teenage protagonist, and second, the adults are frequently the enemy, ranging from indifferent parents to murderous despots. Neither of those observations particularly aligns with my observations of life.

So, when I set out to write a YA spin off my award-winning Double Helix series, featuring Dee and her twin brother, Dum, I wanted my readers to appreciate adults in more roles than that of the enemy. Some of them are, of course, but like the real world, there’s a vast spectrum of them; some adults even become Dee’s friends and mentors. More importantly though, I wanted my readers to appreciate the power of “ordinary.”

  1. 4.       Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

I’d like my readers to realize that “extraordinary” is within all our grasps, and it has nothing to do with destiny, superpowers, or being loved by a vampire. Dee is the embodiment of ordinary, but she still manages to change her world for the better. If she can do it, there’s no reason at all the rest of us can’t.

  1. 5.       Do you have a favorite line or scene from your latest release?

It’s hard to choose just one scene. I enjoy many of the scenes involving Jessica—the fifteen-year old alpha mutant, who, unlike Dee, isn’t ordinary, but is striving to find her own brand of normality, nonetheless. My favorite scene, however, is the very last scene at the concert when the silence ends. Several readers have reported tearing up at that scene.

  1. 6.       Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? 

I started at the age of thirteen when my school essays were returned to me with a bunch of “A”s scrawled over the top. Teenagers are impressionable. Being much more impressionable than most, and believing that my teachers knew what they were doing, I figured I was destined to be a writer. It’s only taken me tens of thousands of hours of work since then to be halfway decent at writing (and I’m still learning each day), but one has to start somewhere.

  1. 7.       Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

Neil Gaiman is pure genius in his storytelling ability.

  1. 8.       Have you published anything else?

My award-winning Double Helix series includes three books, Perfection Unleashed, Perfect Betrayal, and Perfect Weapon. When the Silence Ends is set in the world of the Double Helix, and readers will find that many of their favorite characters play much larger roles in the main series. My YA science fiction novel, Earth Sim, is a standalone novel, a compelling and whimsical view of Earth’s history through the eyes of the two students assigned to manage our planet.

  1. 9.       What’s next for you? / What is your next project?

Perfection Challenged, the fourth novel in the Double Helix series, will be released in September 2013. I’m currently working on a paranormal romance called City of Eternal Night, with a planned release of December 2013.

  1. 10.   Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

I just want to say thank you. Thank you for your support, your enthusiastic reviews, and your outraged e-mails over what I did to some of my characters. Thank you for loving them. Thank you for rereading my novels. Thank you for trusting me with your time. I do promise to honor that trust and keep delivering fantastic novels that keep you reading past your bedtime.



Richard Levesque – Spotlight and Interview


What if all you had to do to make your dreams come true was violate the laws of the universe?

That’s not just a philosophical question Eddie Royce has to answer. It’s a choice he has to make when the most famous science fiction writer of the 1930s goes missing and his unscrupulous publisher becomes convinced that Eddie knows all of the older writer’s secrets—not just the secret of where he’s gone, but the secret of how he’s traveled in time.

Until now, Eddie’s fooled himself into thinking he’s got the system figured out, “borrowing” plots from Shakespeare and rewriting them as space operas to make a name for himself in the pulps. But when he finds out that Chester Blackwood—his idol and inspiration—has been cheating the system in ways Eddie could never have dreamed of, the hack science fiction writer finds himself in the middle of a plot that his pulp readers would never have imagined.

Now he has to do all he can to save himself—and Blackwood’s beautiful daughter—from the powerful figures who all want Blackwood’s secret. And violating the laws of the universe might just be the least of Eddie’s problems.

Purchase Link: Amazon 



What’s a private detective to do in a future where nothing is private? That’s Ted Lomax’s problem. In the new California, a corporation runs the government, electric cars have drive tones, and a new technology keeps everyone constantly connected to the Internet. Almost everyone.

Disabled in California’s war for independence, Ted is locked out of the new tech. Living on the fringes of society for years, he’s found a way to turn his disability into cash: finding clients who need their info kept off the grid.

But when his daughter is accused of murdering her boyfriend–an agent in California’s Secret Police–Ted has to dig himself out of the hole he’s been in. To save his daughter, he ventures into a shadow world of underground hackers, high-end programmers, and renegade gear-heads, all of whom seem to have a stake in California’s

It soon becomes clear it’s about more than one dead agent. Solving the case might save his daughter. And it might get him killed. And it just might open the door to secrets surrounding the attack that almost killed him eighteen years before.One thing’s certain, though. Ted Lomax will never be the same.

Purchase Link: Amazon 



Zombies, werewolves, vampires, rival Bowie tribute bands, and conjoined twin mobsters…it’s all in a day’s work for Ace Stubble, a gritty lawyer whose clients are the undead and paranormal.

Ace should have learned a long time ago that “easy” jobs are never that easy, but how could this one go wrong? All he needs to do is find the right re-animator to put some life back into the dead man’s hand that his friend Pixel Patterson has acquired. There could be a good deal of money in it–and it doesn’t hurt that Pixel is easy on the eyes.

Unfortunately, re-animators aren’t all that cooperative in this city, and before long Ace is calling in favors that lead to other favors. When a van-load of zombies goes missing, Ace realizes there’s more to the dead man’s hand than he’d thought, and there are people far more dangerous than Pixel Patterson trying to unlock the hand’s secrets. But now it’s too late for Ace to back out of the deal, and he has to rely on more than favors if he’s going to come out of this one still in one piece.

Purchase Link: Amazon



It’s another open and shut case for Ace Stubble, lawyer for the undead and disembodied.

At least that’s what he thinks.

When Cordelia Dearborn—a ghost with a shady past—hires Ace to rid her home of pesky, freeloading descendants, Ace figures he’ll have no problem collecting his fee. But there’s more to this case than a cranky old ghost and a houseful of unwanted people. Everyone in the Dearborn family—the living, the dead, and the mentally ill—has a secret or two, and Ace can’t avoid getting caught up in all of them. It doesn’t help that Cordelia’s beautiful granddaughter seems willing to do anything to keep from being evicted.

It’s all such a mess that no one—neither the living nor the dead—seems aware that there’s bigger trouble brewing in the house. Ace Stubble has faced danger before, but is he ready for what’s living in the basement of the Dearborn estate?

Purchase Link: Amazon

About the Author:


Richard Levesque has spent most of his life in Southern California and has been a professor in Fullerton College’s English Department since 1999. He has been writing for as long as he can remember, blending his interest in science fiction with his love for 1930s and 40s Los Angeles and Hollywood culture. He joined the ranks of indie authors in 2012 with his first novel, Take Back Tomorrow, and followed it with Strictly Analog and his Ace Stubble series about a lawyer who specializes in helping the undead and paranormal. He is currently at work on a YA post-apocalyptic novel. When not writing or grading papers, he spends time with his wife and daughter and works at being better than a mediocre guitar player.

Where can we find you?



Interview with Richard Levesque

Question: What have you published recently?

My most recent publication was Unfinished Business, the second novella in my Ace Stubble series about a lawyer who specializes in helping the undead and paranormal with their legal problems.

Question: How, and when, did you decide to become a writer?

I think I’ve known I was going to be a writer since I was about 13 when I spent a summer devouring Edgar Rice Burroughs novels and decided that writing books would be a pretty good way to live. I worked at building up my writing muscles for quite a while after that with a lot of false starts and novels that never really got past the first draft phase. I got more serious about writing in 2005 when I started working on Take Back Tomorrow and then made the leap into self-publishing in 2012 after a couple of years working of working with an agent to try and go the traditional route.

Question: Where can we find your published writing?

My novels are all available on Amazon. They are Take Back Tomorrow, Strictly Analog, Dead Man’s Hand, and Unfinished Business. I have also published short stories in The Colored Lens (online SF magazine at and Lissette’s Tales of the Imagination (print magazine).

Question: What is a typical day like for you as a writer?

These days, I get up at about 5:30 in the morning and write before anyone else in the house is up–just me and the dog. I write for an hour, getting in around 1000 words. Then I get on with other things. Some days I can sneak back and write a little more, taking the laptop when I’m going to be in waiting rooms or other places where I’d otherwise be idle. I also try to budget time throughout the day to work on marketing in various ways.

Question: What are your favorite characters that you have created? Tell us about them

I really like Andy, the girl in Unfinished Business. She’s a tough kid, not afraid to deal with grown-ups, ghosts and monsters. I imagine my daughter growing into a kid like her–without the monsters and ghosts, of course. I also really like Roxanne Blackwood from Take Back Tomorrow. She, too, is tough–a woman who knows what she wants but who has become stuck in a situation of her own making after some youthful indiscretions come back to haunt her. She’s smart, beautiful, resourceful, and she never gives up. A lot of readers think she’s the real hero of Take Back Tomorrow even though Eddie Royce seems to be the main character. I think they may be right.

Question: do you find you “mentally edit” other writers’ works as you read them? Does doing this help you or bother you?

Not really. I’m a college English professor by day, so I spend a LOT of time editing and correcting other people’s writing. When I read for enjoyment, I turn that part off–unless the errors are glaring, at which point I’m no longer enjoying what I read.

Question: What music do you listen to, while writing?

I don’t seek out music when I write, but I have no problem writing when other things are going on–music, TV, etc. I’m pretty good at tuning it out.

Question: What do you eat while writing?

I don’t think anyone has ever asked me that question. I tend not to eat when I write.

Five for Fun:

What is your favourite non-alcoholic drink?


What is your favourite cartoon character?

I’d probably have to go with Bugs Bunny. More recent ones are awfully good, but Bugs has been with me for an awfully long time.

What is your favourite movie of all time?

Sunset Boulevard

What do you like to do for fun or just to relax?

I play guitar (not very well) and spend time with my family. I also collect books but have to reign myself in so I don’t break the bank.

Question: Where can we find you on the web?

The best place to start is


Wendy Russo – Spotlight for January Black



Sixteen-year-old genius Matty Ducayn has never fit in on The Hill, an ordered place seriously lacking a sense of humor. After his school’s headmaster expels him for a small act of mischief, Matty’s future looks grim until King Hadrian comes to his rescue with a challenge: answer a question for a master’s diploma.

More than a second chance, this means freedom. Masters can choose where they work, a rarity among Regents, and the question is simple.

What was January Black?

It’s a ship. Everyone knows that. Hadrian rejects that answer, though, and Matty becomes compelled by curiosity and pride to solve the puzzle. When his search for an answer turns up long-buried state secrets, Matty’s journey becomes a collision course with a deadly royal decree. He’s been set up to fail, which forces him to choose. Run for his life with the challenge lost…or call the king’s bluff.

Where can we purchase this book?

Amazon: Print | Kindle | Nook | Other Digital | Goodreads |  Awards and Praise

About the Author:


Wendy S. Russo got her start writing in the sixth grade. That story involved a talisman with crystals that had to be found and assembled before bad things happened, and dialog that read like classroom roll call. Since then, she’s majored in journalism (for one semester), published poetry, taken a course on short novels, and watched most everything ever filmed by Quentin Tarantino. A Wyoming native transplanted in Baton Rouge, Wendy works for Louisiana State University as an IT analyst. She’s a wife, a mom, a Tiger, a Who Dat, and she falls asleep on her couch at 8:30 on weeknights.

Where can we find you?

Amazon | Blog |  Facebook |  G+  | Goodreads | Pinterest | Tumblr | Twitter


Review of PODs by Author Michelle K. Pickett



Review of PODs

Rating 4 stars

(3rd Review for July)

I was given this book by the author for an honest review.

The thing about this book that made it different from every other Zombie book was that it didn’t just show the aftermath of the “Zombie Virus” we got to see the before which was very interesting and well written. I finished PODs in one sitting it just kept me turning pages. The actual Pod system was well thought out and even though it was a bit like big brother – watching a group of people do day to day stuff it still kept me interested.

I must admit I cried when Eva was being separated from her parents I could feel her panic and then numbness, it was so so sad, and her fear was tangible when she reached the decontaminating camp. I mean to be selected as a person who would be saved from the virus and then treated the way they were in my opinion they were treated like criminals in a sense, locked up in glass boxes, it just sounded horrible and It didn’t stop there, there seemed to be no human compassion when the world was at its end yet not one ounce of kindness or reassurance was given from the adults over the pod system, it showed great character in Eva at how strong she was throughout the whole ordeal.

On leaving the pod system I was excited to see where everyone would go, and wasn’t shocked when camps were set up, but once again it displayed the adult’s as cold and callous.

Spoiler: Especially when David wasn’t placed in the same camp as her and once her found her he wasn’t allowed in I felt like screaming. The love between the two of them was amazing, and the meetings at the fence got sadder and sadder the longer they went on. Don’t want to say anymore or I will spoil it too much.

Eva – her best quality was how stubborn she was, I just loved it about her and her sense of humour only heightened when she was angry, she had me smiling so much with her angry/smart comments. Eva’s shyness was lovely to see too, even though by her description you could tell she was beautiful, yet a compliment from David turned her bright red.

The love story was well paced intense, open and gentle. There was no push and shove, they loved each other and were never afraid to show it.

The Zombies – I didn’t get to feel afraid while reading this book until the very end, but there is a book two which I can assume will be filled with action as much as I loved this book the lack of action was a bit disappointing but in saying that I can’t wait for book two.


Review and Spotlight of Scapemaker by Steve Cypert


Scapemaker by Steve Cypert


Matthew is the son of Mr. Nicholas Namely, a local high   school teacher. But unbeknownst to Matthew, his father is a dreamscaper whose classroom is connected to the dream-world. From his classroom, his students enter the halls of Scapemaker, a dream-world high school for young dreamscapers.

Following a couple of heartfelt tragic events, Matthew is compelled to investigate the unbelievable mysteries surrounding those events and is propelled into a whole new world. Matthew and his mother, Mae, are soon coerced into moving across the country for his father’s strange medical needs. While attending his new school, Matthew comes to know the secrets that Daedree, an annoying girl from his former high school, has locked away. Matthew also meets Amber, a beautiful enigmatic girl who leads him to Mr. Xoner’s classroom. While there, he learns the art of dreamscaping (which has been in the Namely bloodline for thousands of years).

Matthew will come to know of Nox Celare, otherwise known as The Sandman, who is after a special element called Magineum. Neck deep in skinwalkers, sandsleepers, zombies, soul feeders, ghosts, dream-world criminals known as “night terrors” and more, Matthew learns he is in over his head. Matthew must not only solve the mysteries surrounding those tragic events, but he will also have to protect the Magineum with his life and find a way to be with the one girl of his dreams. Filled with secrecy, mystery and a forbidden tangle of young love, this new life will lead Matthew to unbelievable characters with the most extraordinary abilities he could never have imagined.

Scapemaker will keep you grounded in the real world while at the same time make the fantastical world around it that much more possible and enduring. This tale of young adult paranormal fantasy will keep you guessing and wanting more.

Where you can purchase this book.


About the Author


Steve V Cypert was born in Los Angeles, California.  At twenty-four he moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where, two decades later, he continues to live. At age 34 he found and married his beautiful wife, Katie. Today, at age 40, he and his wife still live in Utah with their toddler and Shih Tzu. Steve graduated from the University of Utah in 2003 where he graduated with a 4 year degree.

For as long as he can remember, Steve has loved to come up with creative and far-fetched stories. In 2011 Steve finished his first novel, a work of historical fiction. He wrote Port of Errors in just three months. However, it took him ten years of research, editing and putting the missing pieces together.  In 2012 he wrote a second novel, the first in a series of four. Though, this time it was a YA paranormal fantasy. The title, at first, was The Son of Nicholas Namely, but Steve soon changed it to Scapemaker, which is also the name of the 4 book series. As of January 2013, the outline for the second book in the series was completed.

Steve loves photography. He shot weddings for a few years, but loves wildlife and landscape; he also loves volleyball and hiking; he has a mountain bike, but never rides it; finally, he is a self-professed indulgent and fanatically addicted big screen movie junkie. His favorite color is green. He loves steak and prime rib – medium rare or rare. His “lucky” number is 4. His favorite ice-cream is mint chocolate chip. And he loves horseback riding and country swinging – which he is very good at… sloppy, but good!




 Review of Scapemaker:

Rating: 4 stars

I was given this book by the author for an honest review.

Okay this book was like deception,  a dream within in a dream and all that. I LOVED the concept of this story and the world building was amazing. it’s a bit like Harry Potter also, and I am sure Matt will have lots of adventures.

Matt was a very likeable charcter a tennager with lots of hormones, jumping around, he was very shallow at times until he crosses into the dreamworld, that’s when we see Matt truly shine, and he soon sees people for who they are. But it’s always great to see characters with flaws as no one’s perfect. Matt befriends a group of misfits and the bond between them is very strong. It’s really all for one and one for all.

The darkness in the book is scary it leaves you with the feeling of needing a hot shower to wash the grime away.

On an overall scale I found this story unique and imaginative. I can’t wait for book two “Soul Feeders” to see can Matt clear his fathers name and which girl he will choose, The beauty or the Geek. I am backing the Geek Daedree, Just love her. 😉

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Winner of the best book Trailer competition 2013

A huge congratulations goes to Eva Gordon Author of Apocalyptic Moon and Lycan Gladiator. 





About the Author:



My websites
I write fantasy and paranormal novels with a strong romantic element. I love to create stories that combine my passion for mythology, romance and werewolf lore. Under my nom de plume, Sadie Winstone, I write steampunk and Victorian era historical and alternative novels.

And to satisfy my taste for the zombie/werewolf genres, Apocalyptic Moon, by The Wild Rose Press an epic paranormal romance, is officially released: May 10, 2013. Available on all formats on Amazon, The Wild Rose Press and soon, Apple, Nook, Kobo. Buy links on my website

Lycan Gladiator by Corvallis Press coming soon. Book 1 in the new revised Wolf Maiden Chronicles series. Please note, my original books in this series will all be revised and re-published so do be patient.

More works to follow.

I have a BS in Zoology and graduate studies in Biology. I have taught high school Biology, Environmental Science and Anatomy/Physiology. When not in my den writing, I enjoy world travel, steampunk conventions, hiking, raptor rehabilitation and wolf sanctuaries.

I also teach online workshops on wolf lore ancient falconry and animal lore for Romance Writers of America and other writer groups. If you are interested in my workshops, please contact me.


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Spotlight and Review for Nikki Broadwell Author of The Wolf Moon



The Wolf Moon (Wolfmoon Trilogy Book 3) By Nikki Broadwell


 It is close to the winter solstice when Maeve Lewin’s simple trip to Scotland to re-unite with her mother throws her headlong into a dangerous world.

A prophecy written centuries before seems to describe her as ‘the one’, and despite Maeve’s insistence that this couldn’t possibly be true, her mother and grandmother both agree.

What Maeve doesn’t know is that her boyfriend is part of her destiny, mentioned in the ancient text as ‘the one of noble birth who will stand by her side’. But Harold’s only plan is to join Maeve Scotland for the New Year before the two of them fly home to the States.

The night of the winter solstice brings Maeve face to face with a terrifying reality, but it’s Harold’s arrival that forces her to come to terms with the truth. He seems to have lived in this parallel world before and his part in future events has been sealed as surely as hers.

With dark forces hunting her relentlessly and confronted with a fate  she didn’t choose, Maeve must come to terms with her future and somehow find the strength to fulfill the perilous task set before her.

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Other Books by Nikki Broadwell

Book One    


Book Two


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About the Author


Nikki’s college education centered on English and Art and she graduated with a B.A. in both. While her children were in middle school she began a greeting card business and then later, when they were out of the house, she began painting on silk, selling her scarves and wall hangings to high-end galleries in California and Oregon .Now she writes full time, working on a sequel to Wolfmoon as well as a fictionalized version of her parent’s life based on journals her father kept during his time as a POW duringWW2.

Having recently located from Portland Oregon, Nikki has become a resident of Tucson, Arizona where she lives on a hill at the base of the Catalina Mountains with her husband, and standard poodle, Buddha and Eesa, the cat.





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I was given this book for free by the author for my honest opinion:

This is the thrid book in the Wolf Moon Trilogy. I haven’t read book one (The Moonstone) or book two (Saille The Willow) but could easily pick up on book three with no problems.

I loved the detailed description of Scotland from the smell in the air, to the small white cottages, to the simplicity of their ways. Maeve being from a large city seemed to fall in love with their enchanting ways. it took a while for a detailed description of Maeve’s physical appearance to come through, but when it did she fitted the picture perfectly with her red curly hair and green eyes. Throughout the story we watch Maeve grow into an extraordinary woman with so much ability.

The outerworld was fascinating, now plunged into darkness by Brandubh the evil priest, Maeve is the only one who can save it as the prophecy was told a long time ago, the outworld is fuelled with magic, creatures and animals with abilities to communicate, trees that have souls and plants that can heal.

Harold who is  Maeve’s boyfriend play’s a huge role in the outerworld, suprising them both the second chance he is given causes a new love to bloom between them that is beautiful to watch.

Over all a very well written story that was very enjoyable. I loved the Gaeltacht in the story as it’s my countries language. Nikki Broadwell made it sound magical. 🙂

So go raibh míle maith agat for such a magical story.