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After running from her boyfriend’s powerful organized crime family, Sara Jones starts a new life in a new town. But when people around her start dying from poisonous spider bites after she receives a mysterious package with a spider concealed inside, she worries that the family has found her. Life takes an even more bizarre turn when she seems to be not only immune to the spider venom, but also surrounded by a sinister group of people she suspects is a spider cult. Even her new boyfriend starts acting suspiciously. Just who can she trust?


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About the Author:



Inge-Lise Goss was born in Denmark, raised in Utah and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Utah. She is a Certified Public Accountant and worked in that field for over twenty years. She now lives in the foothills of Red Rock Canyon with her husband and their dog, Bran, where she spends most of her time in her den writing stories dictated by her muse. When she’s not pounding away on the keyboard she can be found reading, rowing, or trying to perfect her golf game.


Where can we find you?:




Novel: The Tegen Cave

Author: Inge-Lise Goss


Question: What have you published recently?

My first novel, The Tegen Cave, a dark fantasy, was published in 2013 by Silver Tongue Press. In May of this year, The Cost of Crude, a mystery/thriller, was released by the same publisher.


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


Dreams. They were so vivid and kept swirling around in my head when I was awake. Then I started getting this nagging feeling I should put them on paper. Initially the task seemed to daunting so I tried to wipe the whole idea out of my mind. But instead, the same story invaded my dreams over and over again. I felt my subconscious was forcing me to try my hand at writing. That’s when I knew I had to give it a shot. I was surprised how easy the words flowed and became convinced a muse was guiding my fingers over the keyboard.

Question: Where can we find your published writing?

Amazon US:

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

My typical day isn’t all that exciting. I wake up around 6:30 a.m. and force my feet to the floor. After slipping on a pair of yoga pants, t-shirt and shoes, I trudge down the stairs to a rowing machine and drop down into its seat. I push on ear buds, flip on the music, and listen to rock-n-roll while I row to the beat for twenty-five minutes. As I continue enjoying the music, I head out the front door and walk a mile.

Feeling sweaty when I return home, instead of grabbing a bottle of water, I gulp down a cup of coffee. I pour a bowl of cereal and drench it with blue berries. Breezing through the newspaper, I chat with my husband about a few of the articles. Then I fill my coffee mug and move to the den on the second floor.

I turn on my computer and check emails. Satisfied I have responded to everything, well, almost everything that needs my attention, I open the file containing my current project. My daily goal is to be writing by 10 a.m. That’s also the time when my muse is up and ready to get to work. In fact, she pouts when I’m running late or she’s been ignored for a few days.

Around noon, I take a short break for lunch. When I return to the keyboard, the adventure springs back into my head and my fingers punch a way again.  At 4:30 p.m. my alarm buzzes signalling me that it’s time to wrap up my writing, but my muse normally keeps me at the computer for at least another fifty minutes. Then I finally hit the save button, lean back in the chair, and close my eyes. I gather my thoughts and put the story to rest for the day.

I quickly shuck my clothing and hurry into the shower. As soon as I step out of the bathroom, cocktails are poured. After dinner, when I don’t have plans for the evening, I curl up on the couch and read or watch TV.

Question: What types of writing do you do?

The first three novels I wrote were from first person viewpoint. As I wrote them, I never knew what was going to happen next. I was always anxious to get back to the story. Hopefully, readers will feel the same way when they read The Tegen Cave. The Cost of Crude, my second published novel is written in third person. It was just as exciting to write as the first person novels. My writing style tends to fluctuate depending on the story. It’s fun to try new things and explore different genres.

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

I like writing about strong female characters that learn to handle themselves in dangerous and frightening situations. I also like mysterious male characters that have a dark side.

Sara Jones, the protagonist in The Tegen Cave, is an independent, 24-year-old woman who fell in love with a member of a crime family. Realizing the truth about her boyfriend, she leaves him and hopes she has covered her trail well. After she becomes involved with another man, her 25th birthday approaches and her bodily desires become uncontrollable, desires that he satisfies. When she discovered he’s a member of a bloodthirsty group that uses spiders to incapacitate their prey, she flees. I like this character because she grows both mentally and physically as the story unfolds.

Brett Daborel is a strong, gorgeous-looking man who possesses paranormal abilities. He’s an awesome lover, yet dangerous. Brett can easily attract a woman’s attention and just as easily he can become the target of skilled thugs, but to tangle with him could lead to deadly consequences.

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

Since I started writing, I find I’m doing it all the time. If the novel is in dire need of editing, it trumps the story. Then, I’m spending all my time “mentally editing” it instead of following the storyline. When that happens, I stop reading that novel and move on to another one.

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

None.  I find it distracts from the story buzzing around in my head wanting to flow on the page. I’m just not good at multi-tasking. Yes, I can exercise, drive or clean house and listen to music at the same time, but that’s about it.

Question: What do you eat while writing?

Nothing.  Chewing affects me the same way as listening to music.


Five for Fun:

What is your favourite non-alcoholic drink?

Lipton’s Diet Green Tea

What is your favourite cartoon character?

Stewie Griffin in Family Guy

What is your favourite movie of all time?

Boy it’s a tossup between The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Sleeper and Young Frankenstein.

What TV shows do you like to watch?

Under the Doom, CSI, CSI-Los Angeles, True Blood (unfortunately, that series has ended), Elementary, Person of Interest, The Mentalist and the PBS shows: Poirot, Sherlock Holmes, Mid-Summer Mysteries, and Downton Abby.

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

Travel, read, golf, and play board games.

Question: Where can we find you on the web?


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Spotlight – Author Blog Tour – Author ​Michelle Abbott

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Why I Write


I won’t lie; I’d love to earn enough from sales of my books to be able to make a living doing what I love, which is writing, if you haven’t guessed! I also enjoy being able to write the kind of stories I like to read, but the main reason I write, is this:


“Okay so my plan yesterday was to take a step back, digest book 1 In Chains, read another book THEN come back to this one.  But as I sat my desk trying to do something else, my eyes kept going to my Kindle. So I told myself I’ll just read the first chapter and then take a break. Yeah six hours later (and many curse words), I’m setting my Kindle down with the biggest smile on my face.


Kayden and Savannah’s journey began in book 1 and concludes in Book 2. Wow! What a hell they’ve been through. Kayden captured my heart right away in book 1.  Because of who he was, he had his own obstacles in his way. I laughed so hard in Book 1 because of one of them.


In book 2, their journey continues as they literally fight for survival. As if their circumstances weren’t enough to handle, they had people trying to mess with their heads about the other’s true feelings.


Savannah’s problem was she just couldn’t keep her mouth shut or keep her opinion to herself.


Kayden made me smile and cry! OMG! Did he ever make me cry. For a good 20% I think I was cursing the author up and down for the crap she put my poor Kayden through THEN finally the last 3% I’m smiling, but that’s not without some MAJOR UGLY TEARS right before then UGH!! I was screaming at my kindle “If you do this to me, I’ll throw this Kindle across the room!” Yeah there was a good stretch there I was unbelievably mad at Savannah that if she were real I would have shaken her so hard she would have gotten whip lash. LOL


Yes I was completely consumed by this book (and the first one). Honestly it has been an amazing journey and I’m so sad to see them go. I’d love to have seen more from a certain scene, but as all good books it leaves you wanting more. Honestly I’m not sure in this series that there’d ever be enough.


If you haven’t read either of these books In Chains or Locked Together you are missing something amazing!  Seriously pick these up today!!! They are worth the time to read it. Before now, I’m sad to say I hadn’t even heard of these books or sadly the author but after reading these books, I’m a 100% HUGE fan now! Can’t wait to read more from this author. Will definitely be stalking her…I mean watching!”


I get such a high when readers love my characters as much as I do, and take the time to let me know in a review, or a message. I love it when readers are able to feel the emotional journey my characters are taking, and laugh and cry with them. The person who wrote the above review, went on to become my biggest fan and took the time to surprise me with a book trailer and teaser graphic that she’d made. She touched my heart with her thoughtfulness, and I got to feel famous for a while J



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Michelle Abbott lives in the UK and hates describing herself in 3rd person. She’s a self-published author who loves to write new adult romance about heroes who begin as the underdog and are protective of their girl. She’s an avid reader of romance, is addicted to coffee and loves wine and chocolate, so yeah, not the most healthy eating and drinking habits 🙂 She spends way too much time online when she should be writing. She collects teddy bears and occasionally knits a couple of rows on a sweater she started years ago, which she may eventually finish in time to wear for her funeral.


Monday’s Review of Ratgirl by Author Gayle C. Krause


Sixteen-year-old streetwise orphan, Jax Stone is an expert at surviving in a dangerous city, where rats rival the homeless for food and shelter, but she’s an amateur at fighting the immoral mayor when he kidnaps her little brother. Desperation demands she quickly master the role of courageous opponent. She uses her hypnotic singing voice to lead rats to their death, and all the children to safety, in a dying city cursed by the deadly sun.





Gayle C. Krause – writes rhyming picture books, middle grade and young adult novels/short stories. Her award nominated YA novel, Ratgirl: Song of the Viper is now available on Kindle and in paperback, (Trowbridge Books) and her picture book, Rock Star Santa (Scholastic) was an original book club selection. She also has short stories, The Storyteller’s Daughter in Timeless – YA Historical Romance Anthology (Pugalicious Press) and Two Best Friends (Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul II). Her poems have been published in And the Crowd Goes Wild: A Global Gathering of Sports Poems for Children and Meanderings; A Collection of Poetic Verse and various children’s magazines. Visit her at and


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Review of Ratgirl

Star rating: 4 stars


Jax is the heroine of this story and I just loved her.


Ratgirl is set in a dystopia world, a world where no one goes out in the day, due to the severity of the heat. It would literally kill you. So at night time the underground city comes alive. Ratgirl reminded me of the Hunger games in ways as Jax scavenges abandoned homes for items of value, and sells them on the black market to keep her friends and family fed. Her ability to sneak around is great. For Jax is what pushes her so far is family and friends. But when Jax’s brother is taken she doesn’t crumble, she fights. But her fight gets more complicated when the magnitude of the situation is discovered and with a city infested with rats well it adds to the mix.

The idea of competing with rats for food had my skin crawling. I hate rats. Yet I was intrigued to understand what the rats had to do with anything, and then Jax sang.


This story has it all fight for survival, action and we get to meet some amazing characters. Colt being one of my favourite. J


This story doesn’t give up for a moment and the plot was very well written. I truly enjoyed it and I would recommend Ratgirl to all lovers of stories like the Hunger Games.

Character Blog- Hop Aoife Marie Sheridan Author of Hunters #1

To start off, I would like to thank Kurt D. Springs  for inviting me to this WIP Blog Hop. Kurt  writes Science Fiction Novels through Tate Publishing and Enterprises, entitled the Price of Vengeance. It is part of a series called the Dreamscape Warriors.

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Kurt D. Springs is presently an adjunct professor of anthropology and archaeology in New Hampshire. He holds a PhD. in anthropology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as a Master of Literature in archaeology from the National University of Ireland, Galway, and a Master of Liberal Arts in anthropology and archaeology from the Harvard University Extension School. His main area of interest is megalithic landscapes in prehistoric Ireland.

Kurt writes reviews on Kurt’s Frontier for Invincible Love of Reading. He also has an author blog, Amazon Author Page, and is on Facebook,Google+, Twitter, Goodreads, and LinkedIn. Price of Vengeance has it’s own Facebook page as well.

Professor Springs currently lives in Manchester, New Hampshire.




Onward to my entry into the Work In Progress Character Blog Hop:


About the Author:


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Aoife Marie Sheridan has loved reading from a very young age, starting off with mills and boon’s books, given to by her grandmother her love for romances grew, by the age of 14 she had read hundreds of them.

Aoife had a passion for writing poetry or in her eyes her journal entries. It was something she did throughout her teens and into her twenties. Aoife won first place for two of her poems and had them published at a young age of just nineteen. Realising she needed to get a real job (What writing isn’t) she studied accountancy and qualified working in that field for many years, until her passion for reading returned and she found Maria V Snyder. Poison study one of her favourite books has been read and re-read countless times.

Aoife’s first book Eden Forest (Part one of the Saskia Trilogy) came to be after a dream of a man and woman on a black horse jumping through a wall of fire and the idea of Saskia was born. Now with her first novel published and taking first place for Eden Forest with Writers Got Talent 2013, Aoife continues to write tales of fantasy and is currently working on her third book for the Saskia Trilogy amongst other new works


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Abigail is nineteen, her job she hunts demons.

Her life so far has been tough, having witnessed her family’s death and her mother’s suicide she’s taken in by a priest, who believes her when she says she sees ghosts. Father Peter trains her as a demon hunter with three other members, one being Daniel, who isn’t what he seems.

But when a possession goes wrong, and ghosts start to attack Abigail, the tight rope she had on her emotions soon starts to loosen.

Abigail draws the unwanted attention of the Vatican, and she finds out a lot more then she was willing to learn.

Knowledge is power, but for Abigail it’s her undoing, and the only thing keeping her together is Daniel.


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What is the name of your character?

The Name of my Character is Abigail Thornton. She’s Nineteen and a Demon Hunter.


Is she fictional or a historic person?

Demon Hunter? Fictional I would say. LOL

2) When and where is the story set?

The story is set in our world (Earth) most of it is set in England and the rest in Rome.


3) What should we know about her?

Well Abigail has no living family, she witnessed the death of her mother, then her father and brother but she was saved by Daniel. Abigail has lots of her own demons but she found a way to deal with them, Alcohol. After being taken in by a priest he teaches her to become a demon hunter, and she’s good at what she does. O did I mention that she can see ghosts. J

4) What is the main conflict? What messes up her life?

Her feelings for Daniel really cause serious problems; he’s her best friend, her savoir in ways.  Yet she won’t let him see how she feels. Abigail’s main fear is of losing one more person that she loves, so she chooses to keep people at arm’s length. Her past comes back to haunt her also, when ghosts start attacking her, and her brother makes an appearance, she can’t cope so she turns to drink but soon everything starts to spiral out of control. So her life is pretty messed up.

5) What is the personal goal of the character?

To understand what really happened to her family.

6) Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?

Yes it’s called Hunters (Hunters #1). The first chapter you can read for free at

7) When can we expect the book to be published?

The release date for Hunters is the 1st of October 2014.


I have two invitees to this blog hop.


Becca Vincenza




Head Reviewer @ The Violet Hour Book Reviews: http://theviolethourbookreviews.wordp…

Becca Vincenza lives in wonderful Michigan. She has a love for Skittles, rainbows, Star Wars, and reading about hot men. When she’s not wearing her author hat, she’s working to pay off her student loans for her recently acquired English degree. She recently released the first book in her Rebirth Series and is set to release the second book before the beginning of summer.

You can find Becca around the internet at these sites:

Want to meet Becca in person have her autograph a copy of Damaged? Come see her at UtopYA 2014.




Humeira Kazmi


This is one of the most amazing stories of our lives.

We’d met each other through a mutual friend on facebook more than two years ago. We shared the same interests – more or less – and had the pretty much the same kind of dark sense of humor. So basically, we hit it off quite fabulously and added each other to our profiles, high fived at every mutual respect, or lack thereof, for current issues and personal affairs until one fine day, one of us came up with this brilliant exercise. The ‘one’ being Shamila – inboxed about 30 ladies with the intent of starting a ‘I write the first line and you all join in and let’s make a story!’ event.

Truth be told, no one was really interested and thought it to be rather boring. To make up for that, it became more of a ‘who can write the craziest line.’ And as expected, each line was taken to bizarre places where even Superman would wonder – is this even possible?  After the few weeks and numerous face palms, it quietened down till something wonderful happened.

One of the girls wrote a single line about the heroine of the story landing in the bedroom of an unknown person. That sparked a fire in one of our brains. That brain, in this case was Humeira’s. A whole paragraph was written that day just to make this turn happen in the story. And it did. And although, one by one, everyone else had stopped writing (and reading) the posts, we both stuck to it.  Turn by turn, we continued. So much so that we had two full pages of the tale. We then decided to close that session and start a new one including just us and two other friends who had proved themselves to be loyal readers of everything that we had written so far.

And so we wrote and we wrote. Chapter after chapter after chapter after chapter. While Humzy and T-Man read it and critiqued it. We had moved to email by then since it felt more personal and private. This delicious ritual of writing continued for two whole years. What had started as an idle facebook fluke became a full fledged novel boasting of two hefty parts (read BOOKS!).

The first book AOIFE AND DEMON: CURSED BE THE SYHLAINS has now met the approval of an editor (with some very good reviews, might we add) and we are just ironing out the last minute details before getting it published.  It’s coming soon  and YOU need to keep your eyes peeled for anything from Humeira and Shamila!

Trust us – it’ll be awesome 😉