Monday 31 December 2012

Cephrael's Hand by Melissa McPhail Blog Tour

Hello Therians!

Welcome to the first day in the Cephrael's Hand Blog Tour hosted by Novel Publicity.


"All things are composed of patterns..." And within the pattern of the realm of Alorin, three strands must cross:

In Alorin...three hundred years after the genocidal Adept Wars, the realm is dying, and the blessed Adept race dies with it. One man holds the secret to reverting this decline: Bjorn van Gelderan, a dangerous and enigmatic man whose shocking betrayal three centuries past earned him a traitor's brand. It is the Adept Vestal Raine D'Lacourte's mission to learn what Bjorn knows in the hope of salvaging his race. But first he'll have to find him...

In the kingdom of Dannym...the young Prince Ean val Lorian faces a tenuous future as the last living heir to the coveted Eagle Throne. When his blood-brother is slain during a failed assassination, Ean embarks on a desperate hunt for the man responsible. Yet his advisors have their own agendas, and his quest for vengeance leads him ever deeper into a sinuous plot masterminded by a mysterious and powerful man, the one they call First Lord...

In the Nadori desert...tormented by the missing pieces of his life, a soldier named Trell heads off to uncover the truth of his shadowed past. But when disaster places him in the debt of Wildlings sworn to the First Lord, Trell begins to suspect a deadlier, darker secret motivating them.

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About Cephrael’s Hand Two brothers find themselves on opposite sides of a great battle, neither knowing the other is alive… A traitor works in exile while preparing for the disaster only he knows is coming… A race of beings from beyond the fringe of the universe begin unmaking the world from within… And all across the land, magic is dying. Cephrael’s Hand is the first novel in the award-winning series A Pattern of Shadow and Light. Get it on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

About the author: Melissa McPhail is a classically trained pianist, violinist and composer, a Vinyasa yoga instructor, and an avid Fantasy reader. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, their twin daughters and two very large cats.Visit Melissa on her websiteTwitterFacebook, or GoodReads.

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Thursday 20 December 2012

Release Day: Touching Eternity by Airicka Phoenix

Happy Release Day to Airicka Phoenix and Touching Eternity!!!
If I could, I would be doing cartwheels and backflips right now :) I am so in love with this book!!


Before Fallon was created to destroy. Before love became the ultimate weapon of destruction. There was Amalie and the horror that started a revolution that tore the fabric of humanity, of everything standing in the balance between power, hope and survival.

Amalie has one wish, one gnawing desire — she wants to die.
She wants to leave this world behind with its pain and darkness. She wants to finally breathe. But Amalie is a prisoner, a disease, not fit for life. She is unwanted, unnatural. She is defective, something useless and broken. Her own mother hadn’t wanted her. Her father hated her. The world shunned her and the only person she had ever loved, truly and with all her heart and soul, couldn’t stand the sight of her, couldn’t stand the thought of ever being with her. She repulsed him. Her insanity disgusted him. He’d forgotten her. He’d left her behind, deserted and abandoned her to a madman hell bent on crushing her, stealing her soul and shattering her will.

But what if she’s finally given hope? A reason to live? Can Amalie finally accept the hand offering so much for so little in return? Can she love again when she has nothing left to give?

Can she finally be free?

Due to sensitive matters portrayed throughout the novel, Touching Eternity (Touch Series, book 1.5) is rated 18+ (Adult).


Favorite Quotes:

"When I was eight, I found my best friend. Then, one day, I came home and she'd changed. During my absence, she'd become the most beautiful girl I'd ever seen in my life and I fell in love with her so completely that the very idea of ever being without her became an impossibility I couldn't stand. That same girl has always been the only one to ever hold my heart in her hands. She's the only one who can both build me and destroy me if she wishes and I wouldn't change that for anything. I can't live without her." ~ Isaiah - Touching Eternity by Airicka Phoenix.

"She heard the cock. Then the bang. Then the silence as darkness swallowed her whole." ~ Touching Eternity by Airicka Phoenix.

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It's not often that I am left breathless after reading a book, but I'm still trying to recover after reading Touching Eternity. Words cannot express how fantastic this book is, but I will try my best...

I was so excited to read the story of Amalie and Isaiah, characters I was introduced to in Touching Smoke. Their story is heartbreaking.

The chemistry and love between Amalie and Isaiah developed beautifully. Their feelings were built on friendship and acceptance, blossoming into something more definate as the years passed and as they grew.

Amalie lives a tragic life. Prisoner in her own home, subjected to all kinds of torture by her father, who is hell bent on fixing in her what he believes is broken. It was clear that Garrison was a bit of a nutcase when I first met him in Touching Smoke, but boy oh boy, is a crazed lunatic in this book. He is so blinded by his own ideas and his drive for success, that nothing and no one can make him see that what he is doing is evil.
Amalie is treated like a crazed animal, locked up under heavy guard, never allowed to venture out her room unless Garrison gave the word. 

Isaiah was such an endearing character. I loved his mysteriousness in Touching Smoke, but I loved him even more in this book. He will do just about anything he can for the love of his life. But, he too, was blinded by his need to please Garrison, the man who took him off the streets, giving him a better life. It's only when Isaiah witnessed the extent of Garrison's torture that he realised his own mistakes, and he did everything he could to make amends. Which I personally feel he did brilliantly. Find a guy who'll take a needle in the arm for you...not in this lifetime!! 

Many of the secondary characters were of the unsavoury kind, but none made my skin crawl as much as Gabriel Tomas. From the minute he entered the story I knew there wasn't something quite right with the situation. He was a real slime ball!

This story is dark and twisted. Filled with tragedy and heart-shattering moments that had me gasping and sobbing throughout. But it also held a bright shining light, one filled with love, hope, devotion, selflessness, courage and heroism.

If I had to sum it up on one word, it would be PERFECTION!

It gets...


Times this by a billion and that's what it truly deserves :)

About the Author

Airicka Phoenix is the author of TOUCHING SMOKE (Touch Series Book #1) and has a short story, TORRID, as part of the Whispered Beginning: Clever Fiction Anthology. When she's not hammering away at the keyboard, she can be found banishing pirates or crawling through the attic looking for lost treasure with her kids. She loves baking, gardening and reading. She also likes to travel and take pictures of everything she comes across. When asked, Airicka describes herself as a sarcastic basket case that has an unhealthy addiction to chocolate, old movies and really bad jokes. She loves to laugh, make friends and write. If she could have one wish granted, it would be to spend one day as a fly-on-the-wall inside Stephen King's mind. If she could have two wishes granted, she would ask for a castle dedicated entirely to her overwhelming collection of books.
For more about Airicka, also on how to win giveaways, read author interviews and reviews, visit her!

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Happy Reading!!!

Review: Touching Smoke by Airicka Phoenix

Hello Therians!!
If you haven't heard of Airicka Phoenix, or if you haven't read any of her work, then it gives me great pleasure in introducing you to my new favorite author!
Touching Smoke is the first book in the Touch series. Touching Eternity (Touch series #1.5) will be released today ( 12.20.2012 ) so I urge you to get your hands on this series. You won't be disappointed!!



Fallon has one. She doesn’t know it, but it will kill her... if she’s caught.


Isaiah. Her soul mate. Made especially for her. Created especially for her. Designed to be everything she would ever need. But loving him will destroy her.


Willing to die for her, kill for her, Isaiah must first save her from the monster chasing them — the man that had created them to annihilate the world.

What would you risk for love?


I won a copy of Touching Smoke in a giveaway a few months ago. I only wish it hadn't taken me so long to read it, as it has to be one of my favorite new series.

From page one this book is a non-stop, thrill ride, with plenty of action and just as much romance. The story is well written with clever twists and turns, and I couldn't put it down. Fallon is a seemingly ordinary teen, with the exception of never settling in one place long enough to have a real life. Although it soon becomes obvious that she isn't normal, in any way, the truth is revealed gradually throughout the book instead of one big info dump, which is fantastic.
Isaiah is the mysterious protector who literally rides into her life. It was like an electric spark went off every time they were near each other and the chemistry and sexual tension was almost tangible. Fallon cannot understand why she is so drawn to him, a complete stranger. She even feels compelled to defy her own mother when it comes to Isaiah. It is only after meeting the mad scientist/doctor, Garrison, that the reality of their situation is uncovered. But I still have my doubts. I still believe that their connection runs deeper than what Garrison told them. Or maybe that’s just hope talking…

It is also at this point in the story that the truth about Amalie, the girl who haunts Fallon’s dreams, is exposed. This truth unravels Fallon’s, as well as Isaiah’s, entire existence. At the same time shattering any notion I had of knowing exactly what was going on in the story, raising a bunch more questions.

I love a story that keeps me guessing, and this one delivered in all the right ways. The characters are exciting and I want to get to know them a whole lot more, so I cannot wait for the rest of the books in the series to be released.

This outstanding novel gets...


About the Author

Airicka Phoenix is the author of TOUCHING SMOKE (Touch Series Book #1) and has a short story, TORRID, as part of the Whispered Beginning: Clever Fiction Anthology. When she's not hammering away at the keyboard, she can be found banishing pirates or crawling through the attic looking for lost treasure with her kids. She loves baking, gardening and reading. She also likes to travel and take pictures of everything she comes across. When asked, Airicka describes herself as a sarcastic basket case that has an unhealthy addiction to chocolate, old movies and really bad jokes. She loves to laugh, make friends and write. If she could have one wish granted, it would be to spend one day as a fly-on-the-wall inside Stephen King's mind. If she could have two wishes granted, she would ask for a castle dedicated entirely to her overwhelming collection of books.
For more about Airicka, also on how to win giveaways, read author interviews and reviews, visit her!

You can add Airicka on any/all of her social networks. Making new friends is the highlight of her day!

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Happy Reading!!


Tuesday 18 December 2012

Nikki Powergloves by David Estes

Hello Therians!

Are you looking for a fun read for children? One with a good message, that will keep your daughter, son, niece, nephew, or just about any kid between the ages of 7-10 years ( 4-6 for advanced readers ), entertained for hours of reading fun? Then I have just the thing for you!

If you haven't heard of the super talented, David Estes, then where have you been? David's YA, Evolution Trilogy, as well as his YA Dystopian saga, The Dwellers, are some of the most amazing books I've ever read.

But, David doesn't only write for YA readers. His Nikki Powergloves series, is fun, imaginative, and each story has a good message, making them perfect for younger readers. So what are you waiting for, grab the first four books in the series today!! They'll make the perfect Christmas gift for that little reader in your life. And what's more, you can get the entire series in paperback for only $27.00 on Amazon. This means you qualify for the FREE Supersaver shipping, if you live in the US. Or you can get the series for only $10.00 in eBook format :)

What is the series about, you may ask??

BOOK 1- Nikki Powergloves- A Hero is Born
Nikki Nickerson hates her name and her boring life as a nine-year-old in the small town of Cragglyville. That is, until she finds a disappearing path into a forest that is rumored to be haunted. At the end of the trail, she and her dog, Mr. Miyagi, find a beautiful treasure chest, standing ready for her to claim.

What does the chest contain? Gold? No. Diamonds? Nah. Money? Not even close. The chest contains twelve multi-colored gloves. Nikki’s disappointment quickly morphs into delight when she discovers that the gloves are much more than just a cheesy fashion accessory. You see, each pair of gloves gives her a different power, such as stopping time or super-strength.

With a little help from her best friend, Spencer Quick, Nikki Nickerson is transformed into Nikki Powergloves, crime-fighting superhero. But every hero needs a villain and she soon finds hers in the form of Jimmy Powerboots, a smug and misguided youth who uncovers a similar treasure and chooses to use his newfound powers for evil. Nikki must find a way to de-boot her arch nemesis and stop his maniacal plans.

BOOK 2- Nikki Powergloves and the Power Council
The adventure continues as Nikki Powergloves joins forces with the Power Council to take on the Power Outlaws in a showdown of super-cool superpowers that only the awesomest of kids can handle. Have your powergloves and powerboots ready as you read the stunning sequel to Nikki Powergloves- A Hero is Born.
BOOK 3- Nikki Powergloves and the Power Trappers
The adventure continues as Nikki Powergloves and her friends face off against a secret organization called STING and their army of Power Trappers, who are trying to capture all of the power kids. Can the Power Council prevail and rescue the power kids? Find out in the third installment of the Nikki Powergloves series!

BOOK 4- Nikki Powergloves and the Great Adventure
Nikki is back in action and on a quest to travel the world and beat both her friends and enemies in the Great Adventure. Who will be able to steal the leprechauns gold in Ireland, cover the Great Pyramids of Egypt in chocolate, and ride the biggest waves Hawaii has to offer? The winner of the Great Adventure might just rise to the top of the Power Rankings and get one step closer to discovering who the Power Creator really is.

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About the author

David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. He grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife. A reader all his life, he began writing novels for the children's and YA markets in 2010. He´s a writer with OCD, a love of dancing and singing (but only when no one is looking or listening), a mad-skilled ping-pong player, and prefers writing at the swimming pool to writing at a table

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Happy Holidays!!
And Happy Reading :)


Friday 14 December 2012

Cover Reveal: Redemption by H.D.Gordon

Hello Therians!!
I'm super excited to be included in the cover reveal for the fourth book in The Alexa Montgomery Saga: Redemption by H.D.Gordon!!

And here it is...

Isn't it just gorgeous?!! Anyone who knows me, knows I love this color palette! I'm practically drooling right now! Kudos to Regina Wamba, cover artist extraordinaire :)

The final test is here. The war is no longer a worry of tomorrow, but a reality of today. Turning back is no longer an option. Maybe it never was. It is time for Alexa Montgomery to look fate in the eyes. Death waits there for certain. The only question is... for who?
Add Redemption to your Goodreads TBR list.
I love this saga and if you haven't read it yet, I suggest you grab a copy of the first three books and get reading, so you can be ready for Redemption!!
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Happy Reading!

Thursday 13 December 2012

Grab Furthermore and help support the American Cancer Society

Hello Therians!!
Furthermore is a fantastic anthology by some of the most exciting authors around!!
Get your hands on 17 fantastic short stories while also doing your bit to support the fight against cancer. ALL royalties earned will go to the American Cancer Society.
Find out more about the American Cancer Society 
A first date, a lottery, treachery and deceit. Sometimes fate has other plans. Sometimes there’s more to tell.

In Furthermore: An Anthology, seventeen original stories take you on a journey through worlds here and beyond. From the depths of the earth to the embrace of the sea, your favorite series continue. Prequels, alternative views, and new scenes give readers a chance to experience more than originally told. Including stories from Rebekah Campbell, David Estes, Amber Garr, Karen Amanda Hooper, Stephanie Judice, and Leigh Michael.

In honor of those who lost the battle and those who continue to fight, all proceeds from this anthology will be donated to cancer research and support.

SURPRISE VISITOR -Emily has never been a fan of surprises but Eric has something up his sleeve to change her mind. (The Darkness Through The Light Series)

GETTING TO KNOW THE HEAVIES - The two Sullivan bodyguards are still human beings underneath it all. And everyone has a weakness. (The Darkness Through The Light Series)

PEOPLE CHANGE - When Eric asks his dad a question about his mother, it’s time to go back to where it all began and then went so badly wrong. (The Darkness Through The Light Series)

THE RUNAWAY- TAWNI’S STORY - After learning of her parents’ treachery, Tawni leaves home seeking to make amends for their transgressions. (The Dwellers Saga)

THE LIFE LOTTERY- A STORY FROM YEAR ZERO - With the survival of the human race on the brink, there’s only one way to decide who will be saved in the underground caves: The Lottery. (The Dwellers Saga)

COLD FEET - Kain witnesses Eviana’s deceit on their wedding day and is forced to deal with the consequences of her behavior. (The Syrenka Series)

RIFT - Daniel encourages the group to make a detour to the Grand Canyon, as the distance between the friends begins to rival the great ravine. (The Syrenka Series)

DISCOVERY - Leila’s first encounter with her psychic mentor is nothing short of memorable. (The Leila Marx Novels)

HUMAN RESOURCES – Blake finds a new job while Mac finds a friend who reminds him of home. (The Leila Marx Novels)

THE SOUND OF LOVE - Glimpse into one of Nathaniel’s previous lives and see how his soul mate reacts when tragedy strikes. (The Kindrily Series)

MUIRNE’S MELODY--To escape her master’s vile desires, Muirne flees into the snow-swept night, finding a green-eyed stranger and a mystical destiny. (Saga of the Setti Series)

JEREMY’S HEART: Calm, cool, and complete scoundrel, Jeremy realizes the loss he’s suffered means nothing compared to true love. (Saga of the Setti Series)

FALL FROM GRACE: Warped by centuries of darkness, the creature Sveigja plots to capture Clara as his queen. (Saga of the Setti Series)

FATE: Experience Annabelle’s struggle to fulfill the ABA Prophecy in a new light through the parting words of Adrian, Aurelia, Blake, and Lady Katherine. (Annabelle’s Story)
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Leigh Michael is an author of YA fiction. She's worked within the advertising world for nearly a decade before writing her debut series, Annabelle's Story. Furthermore: An Anthology is the next project to hit the shelves by Leigh and a handful of other authors (coming December 2012). Proceeds from each sale will be donated to help further more cancer research.

Leigh lives in Washington, DC with her husband and goldendoodle.
Please learn more about Leigh and her works at

Karen was born and bred in Baltimore, frolicked and froze in Colorado for a couple of years and is currently sunning and splashing around Florida with her two beloved dogs. She's addicted to coffee, chocolate and complicated happily-ever-afters.
Karen has been making up stories for as long as she can remember. In high school she discovered her passion for putting her thoughts onto paper, but it wasn't until her late twenties that she wrote her first novel. Due to her strong Disney upbringing, she still believes in fairytales and will forever sprinkle magic throughout all of her novels.


Amber Garr spends her days conducting scientific experiments and wondering if her next door neighbor is secretly a vampire. Born in Pennsylvania, she lives in Florida with her husband and their furry kids. Her childhood imaginary friend was a witch, Halloween is sacred, and she is certain that she has a supernatural sense of smell. She writes both adult and young adult urban fantasies and when not obsessing over the unknown, she can be found dancing, reading, or enjoying a good movie.  Find out more at

David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. David grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually he moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife. A reader all his life, he began writing novels for the children's and YA markets in 2010, and started writing full time in June 2012. Now he travels the world writing with his wife, Adele. David's a writer with OCD, a love of dancing and singing (but only when no one is looking or listening), a mad-skilled ping-pong player, and prefers writing at the swimming pool to writing at a table.
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In between working two different jobs and confusing myself about which job I should be at, I'm also a proud Indie Author. My debut, Living in the Dark, will be released in November 2012. Once I've stopped squealing and jumping in circles, I'll continue working on the rest of the Darkness Through the Light Series.

When I'm not tapping away at my computer, you'll find me busting some moves to my favourite bands or setting up on the Beach to have a bonfire with the best group of friend's I could ask for.
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Stephanie Judice calls lush, moss-laden New Iberia, Louisiana, home where the landscape curls into her imagination creating mystical settings for her stories. She shares her small, southern lifestyle with her husband and four children. As a high school teacher of English and Fine Arts, she is immersed in mythology, legends, and art that serve as constant inspiration for her writings. Some of her favorite things are autumn leaves, southern accents, Gothic architecture, Renaissance festivals, family movie nights, and, of course, William Shakespeare. Writing is her haven for self-expression where imagination rules and dreams do come true.

RISING is her debut novel in the paranormal, teen series SAGA OF THE SETTI.
Find out more at the Saga of the Setti Facebook page.

Happy Reading!!

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Wednesday 12 December 2012

Release Day: Oblivion Storm by R.A.Smith

Happy Release Day to Oblivion Storm by R.A.Smith!!
Isn't the cover just beautiful and captivating!!??!
Over a century past, a wily young pauper wins the hearts of a childless couple of ancient nobility, and a place in one of the most prestigious families in London. The sole heir to the Grenshall family legacy, Iris ‘Tally’ Grenshall fights to protect her family from the machinations of an evil woman, but discovers her adversary presents a threat much greater than she ever imagined…

The victim of a brutal attack, Rose remembers one thing: a long-dead woman giving her an impossible task. She knows only the price of failure as she sets out to retrieve a deadly talisman, with the aid of new friends and powers over the living and the dead. As the body count rises, Rose’s quest grows desperate—with London itself in jeopardy.

Rose and Tally share fates intertwined. Rose must discover how before the secrets of the past destroy her, her friends, and all of London.


I am kind of in two minds about how I feel about this book. Although the positives far out-weigh the negatives.

It was an exciting read with very interesting phenomena and paranormal elements that drew me in. Smith has a remarkable talent of creating vivid scenes, and I loved the imagination that brought to life the many different characters. They were unlike any I have ever read about, and their uniqueness only added to my fervor to know more about them. The story shifted between past and present, and each shift brought with it a little more insight into exactly what was going on. It raised many questions, which kept me reading because I had to know the answers. However, even when I thought I knew those answers, a twist in the plot would make me question everything all over again.

The story became a little confusing from time to time. Because of the many shifts between time, character POV, and the living and spirit worlds, I felt a little overwhelmed with information. This made it difficult to fully immerse myself in the story, and I wasn't able to connect with any character on an emotional level.

  I still very much enjoyed reading this book. It fueled my love for mystery novels, especially those with a paranormal twist. It is a fantastic paranormal mystery that will take it's readers on a dark, chilling ride into the occult.

It gets


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R. A. Smith lives in Manchester, UK with his girlfriend. Among his extended family, he counts two considerable war gaming armies and several bears, including Sir Arthur and Frost. A keen gamer, he is equally happy rolling a set of dice or suiting up in plate and swinging a sword at his friends. He can also be found on game consoles, generally unable to dance, shoot or kick a ball.

His favorite jobs held in the past have been working as an editor on his old student magazine, as a Tudor soldier, and as a time travelling guide (so is that in the future?) .
R. A. loves his cars and has a long list of things he wants to drive while he still can. He gained an M.A in Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University and holds it as his proudest achievement to date before getting his first novel published.

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Monday 10 December 2012

Parallel Visions: A Teen Psychic Novel by Cheryl Rainfield

Hello Therians!!

The fabulous Cheryl Rainfield is celebrating the release of her new YA Fantasy, Parallel Visions, by giving away a Kindle, Kobo or Nook, as well as bookstore giftcards!! Yay!!

ENTER the contest now!!

Isn't the cover just so BEAUTIFUL??!!??
A new YA fantasy from award-winning author of SCARS and HUNTED Cheryl Rainfield.

Visions can kill you. Would you risk your life to save someone else’s?

Kate sees psychic visions of the future and the past—but only when she's having an asthma attack. When she "sees" her sister being beaten, she needs more visions to try to save her, along with a suicidal classmate—but triggering her asthma could kill her. Parallel Visions is the story of one brave, caring girl whose unusual gifts put her own life in danger.               

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SPOTLIGHT: Ticket to Hollywood by Gary Reilly

Hello Therians!
The final spotlight post is on Ticket to Hollywood by Gary Reilly!


In Ticket to Hollywood, the second of 11 comic novels about Denver cab driver Brendan Murphy, a.k.a “Murph,” a young woman on the way to a showing of The Great Gatsby leaves her purse behind in Murph’s Rocky Mountain Taxi Cab #127—and then goes missing. Murph finds himself confronted by police and loses his job. He becomes entangled with filmmakers and makes his way to Los Angeles in search of the lost woman and in desperate need to restore his reputation and regain normalcy, which in Murph’s case means doing as little as possible. Ticket to Hollywood follows the June, 2012 debut of The Asphalt Warrior. The first volume of Murph’s adventures rose to #3 on The Denver Post best-seller list.

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Gary Reilly was a writer.

Simply stated, that was the essence of the man. Born in Arkansas City, Kansas he spent his early years in Kansas and Colorado in a large Irish-Catholic family–seven brothers and sisters. The family moved to Denver where Gary attended parochial high school, graduating in 1967.

He served two years in the army, including a tour in Vietnam as a military policeman. After discharge, Gary majored in English at Colorado State University and continued studies at the Denver campus of the University of Colorado.

All along, his overarching ambition was to write fiction. And he did, prodigiously. His first published short story, The Biography Man, was included in the Pushcart Prize Award anthology in 1979. Later he turned to novels, several based on his army experiences. While he wrote both serious and genre fiction, his greatest invention was the character, Murph, a likable, bohemian Denver cab driver. Starting with The Asphalt Warrior, Gary cranked out eleven Murph novels.

His dedication to writing did not include self promotion. Instead of seeking agents and publishers, he focussed on his craft, writing and rewriting, polishing to perfection. He wrote well over twenty novels before he thought he was ready make his work public.

Unfortunately, he passed away in March, 2011, before he could realize that dream.
Friends and family remember Gary as a fun-loving, generous soul who always had time for other writers, helping them shape their work, getting it ready for print.

Now, through Running Meter Press and Big Earth Publishing in Boulder, Colorado, Gary Reilly’s fiction is finally coming to bookstores in Colorado and across the nation.

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Sunday 9 December 2012

SPOTLIGHT: Comeback Love by Peter Golden

Hello Therians!
Who's in the mood for love??
Well, then you'll love today's featured book, Comeback Love by Peter Golden!


Over thirty-five years ago, Gordon Meyers, an aspiring writer with a low number in the draft lottery, packed his belongings and reluctantly drove away, leaving Glenna Rising, the sexy, sharp-witted med student he couldn’t imagine living without.

Now, decades later, Gordon is a former globetrotting consultant with a grown son, an ex-wife, and an overwhelming desire to see Glenna again. Stunned when Gordon walks into her Manhattan office, Glenna agrees to accompany him for a drink. As the two head out into the snow-swept city, they become caught up in the passions that drew them together then tore them apart, and as the evening unfolds, Gordon finally reveals the true reason for his return.

Moving between past and present, Comeback Love is a journey into the hearts of two lovers who came of age in the 1960s and is a sensual exploration of youth, regret, desire, and the bonds that mysteriously endure in the face of momentous change.

Praise for Comeback Love
“Stirring and romantic, a sweeping novel about first loves and second chances”

— Sarah Pekkanen, author of The Opposite of Me

“Grab a handful of tissues, think The Notebook and then start speculating on actors best suited to bring Gordon and Glenna to the big screen. ”

Kirkus’ Reviews, April 1, 2012

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Peter Golden is an award-winning journalist and the author of six full-length works of non-fiction and fiction.

Some of his work has appeared in the Detroit Free Press Magazine, Albany Times Union, New Jersey Monthly, Microsoft’s eDirections, Beyond Computing, Electronic Business, Midstream, The Forward and Capital Region Magazine.

Golden’s Quiet Diplomat, a biography of industrialist and political-insider Max M. Fisher made the Detroit Free Press bestseller list. Among those he interviewed were Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Bush; Secretaries of State Kissinger, Haig and Shultz; and Israeli Prime Ministers Shamir, Peres and Rabin.

With J. Stanley Shaw, Golden wrote I Rest My Case: My Long Journey from the Castle on the Hill
to Home, a memoir that chronicles Shaw’s life from his childhood years under the supervision of the
Brooklyn Hebrew Orphan Asylum in the 1930s to his career as one of the preeminent bankruptcy
attorneys in the United States.

Golden re-interviewed Henry Kissinger, George Shultz and other world leaders, including Mikhail
Gorbachev, for his nonfiction look at the Cold War, O Powerful Western Star (Gefen Publishing, May 2012).

His debut novel Comeback Love (Atria Books, April 2012) tells the story of a man and his romantic
quest to find the women he loved and lost years before in the 1960s.

Golden grew up in South Orange and Maplewood, New Jersey, and lives today outside Albany, New York with his wife and son.


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February 2, 2013
Jewish Federation Building in Albany, NY

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