Author Archives: A Fae

Guest Post – 30 Things About My Sleuth by Heather Weidner – MTW

30 Things about My Sleuth – Delanie Fitzgerald of Falcon Investigations Thank you for letting be visit your blog! Secret Lives and Private Eyes is the first in my Delanie Fitzgerald mystery series. She is a private investigator who lives in Central Virginia. And I’m often asked about what my protagonist is really like. Here’s my top-thirty list about my… Read more »

Guest Post – Small Press Publishing: What to Expect by Laura Wolfe

Small Press Publishing:  What to Expect Small presses can open doors for authors who may not otherwise find a home for their books. For anyone considering publication by a small press, here are a few things I’ve learned from working with Fire and Ice YA, the Minnesota-based press that published my young adult mystery, Trail of Secrets: * Expect to… Read more »

Guest Post – Out of Thin Air: The Creation of Your Creatures by K. Brooks

  Every author that tackles a genre with outside-the-norm characters wants to make the best ‘bump-in-the-night’. Let’s note that I originally wrote that line, using only ‘horror’ and ‘fantasy’ as genre examples. But fortunately for readers and writers, so many of the stories that we bring into the light lately are almost impossible to categorize. Though it makes it difficult… Read more »

Guest Post – Getting Reviews for Self-Published Books by Patrick Greene

Getting Reviews for Self-Published Books A few decades ago, self-publishing was a drag. Aside from the strife that comes with financing your book, you also have to impress the publisher with your transcript. Think about it. There used to be a time when the only people who could read were the ones who went to school. Why? Well, let’s just… Read more »

Guest Post – Breathing Life into Words – The Use of Mood Boards by K. Brooks

  The mind’s eye can be a wonderful thing. Through it, thousands of words become glorious landscapes and sweeping vistas and the darkest caves. We witness through our imagination the rise of kings and the fall of dictators, honorable battles, and mischievous deeds. We can see the glow of first love, the tears of new loss, and the grief of… Read more »

Review – A Necessary Act by Tony Wirt

The question that author, Tony Wirt, asks on the cover of his book, A Necessary Act is “Can you stop a serial killer before it starts?”  It’s the same thing you’ll be asking yourself until even the last page of the book – perhaps even scratching your head. The entire community of Lake Mills knew there was something amiss with… Read more »

Guest Post – Inspiration from the Big 80s – The Decade of Excess by Heather Weidner

Thank you so much for letting me visit today. Secret Lives and Private Eyes is the first novel in my Delanie Fitzgerald mystery series. When I started writing this (several years ago), I thought about what it would be like to encounter someone famous in an ordinary or unexpected setting. I coupled that with my love of ‘80s music and… Read more »

Blitz – Love Story by Lauren Layne

  Love Story Lauren Layne (Love Unexpectedly #3) Publication date: February 14th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance Over the course of one wild road trip, feuding childhood sweethearts get a second chance at love in this charming rom-com—a standalone novel from the USA Today bestselling author of Blurred Lines and Good Girl. When Lucy Hawkins receives a job offer… Read more »

Cover Reveal – Fragile Chaos by Amber R. Duell

Fragile Chaos by Amber R. Duell Genre: YA Fantasy Romance Release Date: July 11th 2017 Radiant Crown Publishing Summary: A GOD OF WAR SEEKING RESTORATION. AN UNWILLING SACRIFICIAL BRIDE.   BETRAYAL THAT COULD DESTROY THEM BOTH. “[E]very fiber of my being is woven from the rage of mortals.” Theodric, the young God of War, has a talent for inciting conflict… Read more »

Guest Post – Author of Death by Diploma, Kelley Kaye

I definitely have a dark side. For as long as I can remember I have loved scary and/or weird stuff, starting with Nancy Drew and John Bellairs (remember The House With a Clock in its Walls? Spooky!), moving on to Nightmare on Elm Street and anything by Stephen King, James Lee Burke or Jonathan Kellerman, and now Lee Child. I… Read more »

Blitz – Clan by Realm Lovejoy

Clan Realm Lovejoy Publication date: November 12th 2013 Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult “Highly enjoyable, thought-provoking sci-fi by an author with considerable talent and promise.”–Kirkus Reviews ____ Clans are Unity. No variation. No deviation. On Clades, to be a Clan is to be an exact copy. A perfect society cloning themselves to survive, even as the zombielike Frags threaten to… Read more »

Guest Post – How Fiction Built/Builds Our World by Michael Smorenburg (Part 1)

How Fiction Built/Builds Our World   Part 1   Stories… fiction… drama and entertainment. Maybe a spot of education too. These are the things that we superficially get from the storytellers of our species.   In truth though… we get a whole more than that.   Indeed, it is the imagineers of who built the world we live in with the ideas that they sold… Read more »

Today is the beginning of MTW – Schedule of Events

As promised, it’s Mystery Thriller Week Today (Feb 12th) through the 23rd February Please see below for our schedule of events,  But don’t forget to visit MTW for A schedule of the entire week’s events.       2/12/17 Guest Post – Michael Smoremburg – How Fiction Built/Builds Our World Part 1 2/13/17 Guest Post – Kelley Kaye – Guest… Read more »

Blitz – SeQuence Aligned by Lorraine M.L.M

SeQuence Aligned (The Heart of the Ocean #2) by Lorraine M.L.M. Genre: YA Fantasy/Romance Release Date: February 1st 2017 Summary from Goodreads: Alessia and Dante’s love has blossomed. Their Sequence of Hearts is sturdier than ever, but the shield that protects Tuscania is weakening and an invasion is imminent. Everyone knows Alessia’s new-found power is the key–especially Alessia. Unfortunately, the… Read more »

Book Blitz – The Story of Us by D. Nichole King

The Story of Us D. Nichole King Publication date: February 9th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance Moments. Every life is made of thousands of them, each one strung together with the next. Some are yellow and happy, some are blue and sad, and some… Some wipe out color altogether. “I love you,” is what I should have told Maverick…. Read more »