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Book Trailer for “Killer on the Wall”

Check out the trailer for “Killer on the Wall,” by Wendy Sand Eckel. Click on the photo below:

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Megan Johnston had been in the water for three days when Rosalie Hart discovered her. Megan’s Vera Bradley backpack was still strapped to her back.

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Cover Reveal for “The Earth Bleeds Red”

The cover for my debut novel was released today and I’m excited to share it with you all! The book will be released in just about a month and here it is:

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Thanks for checking it out and I hope you take the time to find out what’s going on with the Hail Mary Killer.

I Need You!

So here’s the deal:

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My debut novel, THE EARTH BLEEDS RED, is coming out around the end of October (Pandamoon Publishing). We are releasing the cover at the Pandamoon Party, this Saturday, September 21st. I could use your help in doing a cover reveal by posting it on your blog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest etc… Whatever works well for you would be a huge help for me. If you’re interested in helping, like this post, and shoot me an email at jackson.paul.baer@pandamoonpublishing.com

I’ll send you the photo to use for the cover as well as a synopsis for the book.

Thanks in advance!

Meet the Author: Heather Jacobs

Today, I have the pleasure of introducing you to a fellow Pandamoon author. She’s bright, she’s inspired, and she’s ready to take the world by storm. Find a comfortable seat in the living room and enjoy getting to know, Heather Jacobs.

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You’re an author who is just now coming onto the scene. Tell us your favorite part about writing and your greatest struggle.

Time management. Like many others out there I have to maintain my full time gig. It’s sometimes hard to fit in the writing I have to do in order to finish a manuscript. I’m struggling with that right now on book two of my series. I’m so busy with the currently paying gig I can’t find the time to write.

My favorite part is easy. I love transporting myself into a whole different world and immersing myself in my characters’ lives. I love every character (even the villains) I’ve created. They are an extended family almost. I get to go places I never can/could outside of their worlds.

Share your favorite passage from your book in one paragraph or less.

One paragraph is hard, but this is one of my favorite parts. The entire scene is my favorite.

         “People say that your life flashes before your eyes before you die, but they’re wrong. It’s not your life that passes before you, it’s the regrets that do. It’s the regret you have for not telling that someone in your life just how important they are, and just how much you love them. It’s the regret that you didn’t live your life better. Or how you didn’t take that job.  It’s the regret that you weren’t a better person. Regrets. That’s all that flashed before my eyes as the line of rifles blasted off their rounds.” – Chapter 19

Youve been presented with the opportunity to be a best-selling author but can never write again or write forever but never have a bestseller. Which scenario sounds more tempting?

Wow, you ask some really tough questions! LOL. I’d have to say never be a best-selling author and write forever. I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember and to be without it would be like losing a piece of my soul. I don’t need to sell thousands of books. I want to, but it’s not necessary to keep me writing.

If you could live on a college campus and never leave or in a small town but be able to travel, which one would you choose?

Small town. I grew up in a small town and just knowing I can travel is enough for me. While I love learning and enjoyed college, I hated living on campus. So to be stuck on one would be horrible to me.

Okay, how about in a zoo or in a museum?

Simply because I fear being eaten by one of the animals because I accidentally fell into their enclosure I’m going to go with the museum. I also adore history so I’d never be bored.

And what about Alaska or Hawaii?

Alaska. But this was a very hard question. I want to visit both, but just knowing I handle cold better than heat, I went with Alaska. There’s also more available men.

Who is your favorite 90’s band (I’m thinking Counting Crows, Blink 182, Hootie & the Blowfish)?

Cowboy Mouth, but really only for their song “Jenny Says.” I used to sing that song all the freaking time. I also owned the Aqua CD. 🙂

Is there any good band out there today that we’ll talk about in 50 years?

I’m really in love with Hugo (@HugoOfficial) right now. His song Bread and Butter was used in a Castle commercial and his version of 99 Problems is in the end credits of the new version of Fright Night (where I actually was first introduced to him). He’s active on social media and really responsive to fans. His album Old Tyme Religion is a must download. I enjoy all his songs. Apparently he’s working on finishing a second album right now.

And what about your favorite comedy on TV (My favorite is The Office)?

Confession time for me: I’ve never seen The Office. That out of the way I’d have to say my favorite comedy is New Girl. I love the humor and I can totally relate to the characters as I’m in the same place in my life right now. Pushing 30, wondering what I want to do with the rest of my life.

Never seen The Office? 😦

Is there anything youre currently working on?

I’m currently working on the second book in the We the People series called Self-Evident Truths. I’m also working on a new story. Haven’t gotten very far into it, but I love the narrator Etta to pieces already.

Lightning round:

Ocean or mountains? Mountains

Yogurt or ice cream? Ice Cream

Milky Way or Twix?  Can you really choose between chocolate like that? Ok. Twix.

The Daily Show or The Colbert Report? The Colbert Report

Happy or sad ending to a novel? Sad

Beer or wine?  Both. I drink wine more.

Flying or driving? Driving

Hemingway or Thoreau? Hemingway

You’re stranded on a desert island and you can take two things with you as well as two people. What and who are you bringing?

Since my dog, Titan, acts like a person, he’ll be one, and my good friend Ashley would be the second. And I’d bring diet coke and a good book.

You’re able to sit down with any leader in world history. Who would you choose, what would you talk about, and would you rather have him over to your house or meet at their place of royalty?

I’ve always wanted to meet Julius Caesar. In middle school and high school I was into Ancient History, particularly the Roman Empire, something fierce. Caesar was a military mastermind and I would just love to have a chat with him. Since I’ve also always wanted to go to Rome we’ll meet at his place. LOL.

You can wish for one thing and one thing only, not world peace and no more wishes. Whats it gonna be?

This is a tough one. Not that I want more wishes or world peace (ok I do, but I wouldn’t wish for it. It’s something to be earned). Hmmm. Financial freedom. I don’t need to be wealthy just without bills is all. The freedom to travel and not worry about the expenses. 

 

Heather is a writer from Minnesota, USA with a penchant for penning political thrillers. Born and raised in the Midwest she has a deep appreciation for good television and good books to stave away the cold during those long Minnesota winter nights. Her debut l, We the People, will be out April 2014 from Pandamoon Publishing . She’s a fan of the television shows Grimm, Once Upon a Time, Bones, and Alias among others.

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Meet the Author: PJ Adams

Today, we’re sitting, standing, and even taking a pleasant stroll with the lovely PJ Adams. Lately, I’ve been meeting so many great people from the UK. Polly is no different 🙂 Sit down, take off your slippers (it’s summer time), and enjoy getting to know this talented writer.

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You’re the author of many different romance novels. Share a line/passage with us that the world needs to read.

“I stepped back, found the door, turned, and then I was running back along that corridor, tottering in my Jimmy Choos and intensely aware that I was in this stranger’s vast home, running from him, in very high shoes and no panties.” (from The Object of His Desire)

You’ve been presented with the opportunity to be a best-selling author but can never write again or write forever but never have a bestseller. Which scenario sounds more tempting?

I’d write forever, and hope for at least a steady audience if I can’t manage bestsellerdom. It’s hard to imagine stopping writing: I’ve been published by big multinational companies, sold stories to the movies, but also been dumped from publishing lists and been badly treated by publishers and agents. Writing is an incredibly up and down business for most of us! One key thing I’ve learned is that I always keep on writing, regardless of whether I’m on an up or heading back down.

 Great advice 🙂

If you could live on a college campus and never leave or in a small town but be able to travel, which one would you choose?

Small town, definitely. I’m more of a small town kinda girl, anyway. I love visiting the big cities, and I love the time I’ve spent at campuses, but I prefer the sense of scale of the small town. And I’d hate not being able to travel.

Okay, how about Scotland or Iceland?

I’ve never been to Iceland, but would love to visit, but if forced to choose I’d go for Scotland – one of my favorite places in the world. The scenery is stunning, the people lovely, and I’m particularly partial to haggis and Speyside single malts.

Who is your favorite 90’s band (I’m thinking Counting Crows, Blink 182, Hootie & the Blowfish)?

The 90s were great for bands over here in the UK: the running battles between Oasis and Blur for attention, Sleeper, Echobelly, and earlier, the Stone Roses. Forced to choose, I’d probably go for Pulp if only for one standout TV performance where rather than lots of camera angles that the other bands had gone for, for the whole of ‘Common People’ there was a single camera trained on Jarvis Cocker, zooming in, pulling away, swinging around him; he completely commanded that performance. Brilliant.

And what about your favorite comedy on TV (I love The Office and Seinfeld)?

Cheers is hard to beat, for me, for its performances and for the funny, tight scripts.

Is there anything you’re currently working on?

I’ve just started a new serial called The Winner Takes It All, which opens in a storm when a stranger turns up at a bar in a drenched tuxedo, with a roll of fifty dollar bills in his pocket and that’s all he has in the world.

Most recently finished is The Object of His Desire, my romantic suspense novel which was published on 1st July. It’s the story of a young American woman who gets involved in murder and scandal centered around an aristocratic English family. I think it’s one of the best things I’ve written, and I was delighted when it was picked up for the Insatiable Reads summer promotion, along with top romance authors including Sara Fawkes and Julia Kent.

Who is your favorite author and if you could ask him/her one question, what would it be?

I love all kinds of fiction, from crime and horror through romance, chick lit and thriller, but I always come back to Charles Dickens. I love the layers of story in everything he wrote. If I could ask him something I’d probably be starstruck and ask something dumb like “Are you really Charles Dickens?” and then I’d realize I’d used up my one question…

Lightning round:

Ocean or mountains? Ocean (from the shore – I get seasick).

Peaches or plums? Plums.

Skittles or M & M’s? M&Ms; although here in the UK I’d go for Smarties.

Happy or sad ending to a novel? Happy, but with the possibility of either held open for as long as possible.

Beer or wine? Wine. A nice big glass of Pinot Noir, thank you.

Flying or driving? Flying. And a window seat, please.

Mystery or fantasy novel? Mystery.

You’re stranded on a desert island and you can take two things with you as well as two people. What and who are you bringing?

Assuming I’m not allowed a cruiser as one of my things and two crew-members as my people, I’d go for: a well-stocked Kindle (with an endless power supply!) and a chaise longue so I can sit or lie in comfort; for the people, I’d bring my husband, and as long as neither of them would get jealous, Gerard Butler.

You’re able to sit down with any president in United States history. Who would you choose, what would you talk about, and would you rather have him over to your house or meet at the White House?

Nixon would be fascinating, but I’d have to go for Kennedy in the hope that I could test out his charm and pry out some inside stories from him. My place, I think; get him away from his normal environment and he might just relax and drop his guard a little.

You can wish for one thing and one thing only (not world peace and no more wishes)! What’s it gonna be?

Avoiding all the world-peace-like alternatives (an end to disease, poverty, etc), and the obvious materialistic ones (a big lottery win), I think I’d go for the option of living my life how I’d want to: writing, traveling, seeing my friends and family. As I said at the start, a writer’s life is full of ups and downs, and I’d really like the current up to last!

Thank you Polly for your honest and insightful answers. Connect with Polly below and find out more about her recent release.

Writing under other names, PJ Adams is a successful novelist, with several novels published by major publishing houses and optioned for movies. As PJ Adams, she writes in the genre closest to her heart, erotic romance – love stories with that added heat, including The Object of His Desire and Four Temptations.

The Object of His Desire by PJ Adams

When Trudy goes to her estranged brother’s wedding, the last thing she expects is one of those moments: a handsome stranger, their eyes meeting across a crowded room… a tempting, but dangerous stranger. Determined to find out more, she discovers that dark secrets bind him to her brother; she also learns that he’s the kind of man who gets what he wants, and what he wants right now is Trudy.

Introducing her to the world of the super-wealthy, he showers her with designer clothes, shoes, and diamonds, whisking her off to dinner dates by private jet… what more could a girl want?

But as she finds out more about him, Trudy begins to wonder if she can ever love a man she can never fully trust. A man involved in murder and blackmail, who may just be using her as an alibi. Should she run or let herself fall for him? And will he give her a choice?

A passionate erotic romance, where scandals buried away in the past lead to murderous intrigue in the present, in the intensely steamy world of the super-wealthy and powerful.

Available for Kindle:

The Object of His Desire on Amazon US

The Object of His Desire on Amazon UK

… and other ebook formats.

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Meet the Author: HMC

Today, we’re talking to an author who has grabbed my attention. She just released a book and is taking the social media world by storm. Her genre is similar to mine and as a reader and writer, I can’t wait to read her book. Sit back, lock your windows, and enjoy getting to know HMC.

 

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You’re the author of WHITE WALLS and the cover is brilliant! Share a line/passage with us that is particularly special to you.

Damon tried to stay calm in the face of Sam’s wrath.

 ‘That’s it! That’s all you’re going to tell me? That we’re going to be all right? What am I supposed to do? Just sit here and wait ’til something else happens? If you don’t tell me what this is about, right now, I’m going to tell Jade everything!’

Damon held his breath for a few seconds before speaking. ‘And who do you think they’re going to believe?’ He was good at being politely poisonous. ‘Yes, they may think both of us are crazy, but whose story sounds the craziest, Sam, yours or mine?’ He hated treating her this way, but it had to be done, and the guilt passed faster than he thought it would. It was for her own good. The more she knew, the deeper the trouble.

 ‘You bastard!’ Her eyes shone with angry tears.

George was sitting quietly in the corner and had obviously had about enough of this; he moved to leave. But before he could make good his escape, Sam caught him. ‘Where do you think you’re going?’

 ‘I’m going to make my presence known in the common room so that Anne doesn’t become too suspicious. Calm down before she hears us. You want to be the boss, fine – but stop being such a bitch, will you?’ Then he nodded at Damon and strode back to the safety of his guard chair.

Samantha Phillips surrendered. ‘Okay.’ She sat down on Damon’s bed.

‘I’m sorry,’ he said. ‘I’m sorry I can’t tell you what you want to know.’

You’ve been presented with the opportunity to live forever on minimum wage or till you’re fifty but extremely rich. Which scenario sounds more tempting?

Oh no … now you’ve started something. We could be here all day!

Both of those options are terrible. Not because one is poor and because one dies, but because both options limit one’s opportunity to reach for more. The first option limits one’s ability to make money, and the second takes away one’s ability to use their talent, in order to make money.

Life is a game, money moves in and out of our lives, either with or without resistance, and abundance is something we all deserve. I believe in my own abundance, and that’s why I am where I am. To mess with fortune would take away a freedom that goes with the law of attraction, and in my opinion, the very nature of the universe. HA! Yep … hippy. I own it.

If I had to choose one, I’d wholeheartedly choose number two. I’ve been poor before, dirt poor, and it wasn’t so bad, but I can’t imagine living forever in the same body with the same life. I believe in reincarnation, and nothing is permanent. I’m not afraid of change … I’m more afraid of stagnation. 

That’s a better answer than the original question 🙂

If you could live on a college campus or in a small town, which one would you choose?

I’m an Australian. I’ve never experienced a college campus. We do have them here, but I have a choice of three universities (colleges) in a 30km radius of my house, so it’s often not necessary for us – unless, you come from overseas, or, live rurally.

So, I’d choose a college campus … just for the experience. 

Okay, how about Ireland or Spain?

Spain first! My family on my father’s side is Spanish. I have it down as one of my places to go. Ireland is on the list, too. I love the green, the countryside and the cold, so Ireland is a definite.

My wife and I went to Ireland last year. It was beautiful!

Who is your favorite 90’s band (I’m thinking Counting Crows, Blink 182, Hootie & the Blowfish)?

None of the above. Salt and Pepper and Boys to Men, all the way. I love metal, classical, rock, punk, RnB, Indie music – all of it. If you suck you suck, though.

And what about your favorite crime show (I love Law & Order: SVU & Criminal Minds)?

Right now it’s Breaking Bad, and Sons of Anarchy. They’re crime shows, right? Let’s say, ‘yes’.

I love Breaking Bad. I do need to catch up on this past season though 🙂

So, is there anything you’re currently working on?

Of course! Robert Mumpkin Myer and the Wish Makers is my childrens’ fantasy novel. It’s about to go to my editor. Also, I have two short stories on the go.

Who is your favorite author and if you could ask him/her one question, what would it be?

Bryce Courtenay. He was a brilliant Australian Author. He wrote the Power of One and many other successful books, my favourite being, ‘Jessica.’ I would ask him, ‘how did you write so well from the perspective of a woman?’  

Lightning round:

Ocean or mountains? Mountains

Kiwi or oranges? Kiwi

Sweet or sour candy? Sweet

Happy or sad ending to a novel? Happy!

Beer or wine? Spirits

Flying or driving? Driving. (Insert cuss word here) flying.

Mark Twain or James Fenimore Cooper? We don’t study those authors in Australia, however I’d choose Mark Twain, because of ‘Tom Sawyer.’ Did you have to read learn about them in school? We study a lot of English authors, such as George Orwell. However, we did a big unit on F. Scott Fitzgerald, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Yes, though I didn’t study either of them until college. Most high schools, I believe, study Twain and possibly Cooper/Fitzgerald.

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You’re stranded on a desert island and you can take only one thing with you and two people as well. What and who are you bringing?

Two strangers and a machete. That way if I were desperate … I’d prefer my husband and daughter to be out looking for me.

You’re able to sit down with any president in United States history. Who would you choose, what would you talk about, and would you rather have him over to your house or meet at the White House?

I don’t know enough about your presidents to answer that one well. I’d probably say Obama, though. That guy is rad. At the White House, of course. Fly me to America, kids.

You can wish for one thing and one thing only (not world peace and no more wishes). What’s it gonna be?

I wish I could remember that my happiness is my job – all the time. 

Thank you for your candid answers 🙂

 

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