Spotlight: Katherine Grey


Bound by honor…tempted by desire

California “Callie” St. John knows just how much one night of rebellion can cost. After narrowly escaping a car bombing, she is forced to acknowledge she needs a bodyguard, just not the one chosen for her. He pushes her buttons and forces his way past her defenses. While she fights to keep the secret that destroyed her family, she worries she’s trusting her bodyguard more than she should.

Lieutenant James “Hawk” Hawkins, a member of a special ops unit of soldiers with extra-ordinary abilities, believes acting as a bodyguard to the daughter of one of DC’s movers and shakers is a waste of his talents. But as he comes to know the woman behind the icy façade, he realizes she is more than she seems. 

When a dangerous enemy from Hawk’s past targets Callie, he’s willing to risk everything to keep her safe. But succumbing to temptation isn’t an option…no matter how much he wants to give in. Because secrets always come to light, and the past is never forgotten.

Author Bio:

Katherine Grey writes contemporary romances with a hint of the paranormal. She lives in upstate NY with her family. When she’s not writing, she can be found up to her elbows in flour trying out new cookie recipes.

Buy Link: Amazon – Honor Bound

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Writing Tips, Tricks, Thoughts for the Week Ahead

October 29

Birthdays: James Boswell (1740), Kate Seredy (1899), Henry Greene (1905), Desmond Bagley (1923), Dominick Dunne (1925), Lee Child (1954), Ann-Marie MacDonald (1958), David Remnick (1958), Gerald Morris (1963), Liesel Schwarz (1974)

Kate Seredy won both the Caldecott and Newbery Awards. She is best known for her children’s book “The White Stag”

David Remnick won a 1994 Pulitzer Prize for “Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire”

Quote: “Writing is a hellish task, best snuck up on, whacked on the head, robbed and left for dead.” – Ann-Marie MacDonald

“I’m sick of being asked to weep for killers. We’ve lost our sense of outrage.” – Dominick Dunne

Tip: Not every writer writes in a linear fashion. Some write individual scenes out of order, then put them together later. Figure out what works for you.

Jumpstart: “I hope you can hold your breath for a very long time.” (Why? What’s happening here?)


October 30

Birthdays: Adelaide Anne Procter (1825), Gertrude Atherton (1857), Paul Valery (1871), Zoe Akins (1886), Ezra Pound (1885), James Laughlin (1914), Timothy Findley (1930), Jean Chapman (1930), Louis Malle (1932), Robert Caro (1935), Eric Kimmel (1946), Andrew Solomon (1963)

Robert Caro won two Pulitzer Prizes in Biography and a National Book Award.

Quote: “If a nation’s literature declines, the nation atrophies and decays.” – Ezra Pound

“Get up every morning with the set intention of writing and go to your desk and sit there for three hours, whether you accomplish anything or not. Before long you will find that you are writing madly, not waiting for inspiration.” – Gertrude Atherton

Tip: Don’t be a workaholic writer. Remember to make social plans (and not just online!), exercise, get the blood moving.

Jumpstart: I was walking along the beach when I found…

October 31

Birthdays: John Keats (1795), Julia Peterkin (1880), Dick Francis (1920), Lawrence A. Cremin (1925), Katherine Paterson (1932), Holly Hobbie (1944), Susan Orlean (1955), Neal Stephenson (1959), Mari Jungstedt (1962), Frank Bruni (1964),

Julia Peterkin won the 1929 Pulitzer Prize for the Novel for “Scarlet Sister Mary”

Lawrence Cremin won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for History for “American Education: The National Experience, 1783-1876”

Katherine Paterson is best known for her book “Bridge to Terabithia” and “Jacob Have I Loved”. She won two Newbery Medals and two National Book Awards.

Quote: “The problem with people who are afraid of imagination, of fantasy, is that their world becomes so narrow that I don’t see how they can imagine beyond what their senses can verify. We know from science that there are entire worlds that our senses can’t verify.” – Katherine Paterson

“The difference between ignorant and educated people is that the latter know more facts. But that has nothing to do with whether they are stupid or intelligent.” – Neal Stephenson

“Most writing doesn’t take place on the page; it takes place in your head.” – Susan Orlean

Tip: Turn off social media and games. Don’t get into the “I’ll just check Facebook” or “Just one game of solitaire” mind set. Before you know it, an hour (or more) of writing time has gone.

Jumpstart: Tonight is Halloween. In going through your child’s bag, you find a note: “Help me. I’ve been kidnapped.” A phone number and partial address are scribbled on the note. What do you do?


November 1

Birthdays: Steven Crane (1871), Hermann Broch (1886), R.W.B. Lewis (1917), James Kilpatrick (1920), Gordon R. Dickson (1923), Kinky Friedman (1944), Lee Smith (1944), Susanna Clarke (1959), Karen Marie Moning (1964), James Wood (1965),

Steven Crane is best known for his Civil War novel “The Red Badge of Courage”

R.W.B. Lewis won the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for “Edith Warton”

Quote: : To sit and pass hour after hour in idle chatter with a roomful of strangers is to me the worst sort of torment.” – Susanna Clarke

“Be clear, be clear, be clear! Your image or idea may be murky but do not write murkily about it. Be murky clearly.” – James Kilpatrick

Tip: This is the beginning of Nanowrimo (National November Writing Month) where you are challenged to write a 50,000 word manuscript in one month. Check it out—but if you consider doing this, be aware of the time constraints on your personal life.

Jumpstart: I can’t believe I forgot… (use: in a cave, web, blue)


November 2

Birthdays: Jules-Amedee Barbey d’Aurevilly (1808), Odysseas Elytis (1911), Shere Hite (1942), Lois McMaster Bujold (1949), Thomas Mallon (1951), David Whyte (1955), Dale Brown (1956), Taiye Selasi (1979)

Odysseas Elytis (Greek romantic modernist) won the 1979 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Lois McMaster Bujold won multiple Hugo and Nebula awards for her science fiction and fantasy.

Quote: ““I don’t want power. I just object to idiots having power over me.” ― Lois McMaster Bujold, Barrayar

“My prescription for writer’s block is to face the fact that there is no such thing…. Writing well is difficult, but one can always write something. And then, with a lot of work, make it better. It’s a question of having enough will and ambition, not of hoping to evade this mysterious hysteria people are always talking about.” – Thomas Mallon

Tip: When you’ve been published and are doing the rounds of book talks, etc., prepare your presentation ahead of time and practice. It can be scary to be in front of a group talking about yourself and your work.

Jumpstart: Each night, as the moon rose… (use: the smell of candles, in a bedroom)


November 3

Birthdays: William Cullen Bryant (1794), Andre Malraux (1901), Oodgeroo Noonuccal (1920), Terrence McNally (1938), Martin Cruz Smith (1942), Anne Scott (1965)

Quote: :” Can anything be imagined more abhorrent to every sentiment of generosity and justice, than the law which arms the rich with the legal right to fix, by assize, the wages of the poor? If this is not slavery, we have forgotten its definition.” – William Cullen Bryant

“I don’t reread a book of mine after it’s been published. All I see is shortcomings and errors. The gap between what I intended to accomplish and what I settled for is a yawning abyss.” – Martin Cruz Smith

Tip: Are you ready for a virtual (or real) assistant? Someone who can do the social media, mailings, etc.? Research for what services they will provide and the costs.

Jumpstart: Sometimes I just stand on the bridge, mesmerized by the water flowing below, and I wonder…


November 4

Birthdays: Eden Phillpotts (1862), Sterling North (1906), C.K. Williams (1936), Gail E. Haley (1939), Charles Frazier (1950), Stephen Jones (1953), M.T. Anderson (1968), Yiyun Li (1972)

Sterling North is best known for his book “Rascal”

C.K. Williams won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Gail Haley won the 1971 Caldecott Medal for her book “A Story A Story”

M.T. Anderson won the 2006 National Book Award for Young Adult Literature for “The Pox Party”

Charles Frazier won the 1997 National Book Award for Fiction for “Cold Mountain”

Quote: “Sometimes reading other writers helps. You learn some little technique that turns out to be useful, or simply are re-inspired by the amazing things others do.” – M.T. Anderson

“We do not own the land we abuse, or the lakes and streams we pollute or the raccoons and the otters we persecute. Those who play God in destroying any form of life are tampering with a master plan too intricate for any of us to understand. All that we can do is to aid that great plan and to keep part of our planet habitable. The greatest predator on earth is man himself, and we must look inward to destroy the killer instinct which may yet atomize the human race. Our morality must be extended to every living thing upon our globe, and we must amend the Gold Rule to read: ’ Do unto other creatures as you would have them do unto you!” ― Sterling North

Tip: I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: do NOT compare yourself and your career to other writers. No two writers follow the same arc. Just because your best friend made the NY Times Best Seller list and you still haven’t found the right publisher doesn’t mean you’re doing something wrong. Keep going. Keep trying. And believe in yourself.

Jumpstart: “Give me a whiskey,” I said.

My friend stared at me. “You don’t drink.”

“I do now.”

Spotlight: Barbara Bettis

New Release Spotlight: Last Stop, Wylder by Barbara Bettis


Gunman Morgan Dodd is headed to a new life in California, where no one knows his name. Or his reputation. Just one last job to raise money for his fresh start—gunhand for a railroad agent in Wyoming. Easy enough. Until he meets the woman who could change everything.

After ending her engagement, Emily Martin longs for independence. She sets out for Wylder, Wyoming, to help her brother with his newspaper. But when she arrives, she finds he’s off investigating a story. Well, then. She’ll simply publish the paper herself until he returns. Emily’s prepared to face challenges, but not the dangerous stranger who ambushes her heart. The same man hired to destroy her livelihood.

When a common enemy threatens, Morgan and Emily must find a way to defeat danger and save their budding love. But a gunman’s word is his bond, and a lady’s trust can shatter


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Multi-award-winning author Barbara Bettis can’t recall a time she didn’t love adventures of daring heroes and plucky heroines. A retired journalist and college English and journalism teacher, she lives in Missouri where she tries to keep her grandchildren supplied with cookies. When she’s not editing for others, she’s working on her own stories with heroines to die for– and heroes to live for.

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Spotlight: Natalie Damschroder

A “Seismic” Spotlight: Aftershocks and Resonance by Natalie J. Damschroder

Thank you for letting me visit Sparkling Book Reviews today to talk about The Seismic Series!

You know what sucks about books with love triangles in them? Not the new “why choose” kind, but the old-fashioned, two-people-get-a-happy-ending kind. Yeah, that’s what sucks. One person gets left out!

You know what’s even worse? When the author can’t follow up that book with an immediate sequel, leaving the poor guy hanging.

Now, probably most of you reading this never saw my book Aftershocks. If you did, you may be really mad at me for making you wait for [spoiler]’s happy ending. I am so sorry! There’s a bit at the beginning of Resonance that expands on my apology. But it’s full of spoilers, so be warned.

When I wrote Aftershocks, I was inspired by stories like the movie Sweet Home Alabama, but I really wanted to write something where it wasn’t so obvious who the female main character was going to wind up with. Something where the polished, high-society guy could get his hands dirty, and the rough-and-tumble guy cleaned up real nice. Because I write romantic adventure, there’s all kinds of danger, a sociopathic cult leader, and mystical (not really) totems on the adventure game board.

If that sounds like your kind of book, check out Aftershocks, which is on sale for only 99¢ right now! The sale is leading up to the sequel, Resonance, out November 1. So you won’t have to wait!

BUT! If you don’t like triangles (because what if she winds up with the wrong guy, right?) then you can read Resonance as a stand-alone book. That one does not have a triangle. It only has nefarious, convoluted plots against our heroine, messy feelings, betrayals, twists, and, as usual, travel. You can learn more about it here:

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Spotlight: Terry Segan

Marni Legend is about to publish her thirteenth novel. Gus Zuckerman has been hanging around since his death in nineteen-ninety-five. With her deadline looming and her recently deceased mother refusing to move on, can Marni dispatch both spirits and still have time for romance? Armed with sarcasm and a warped sense of humor, her innate ability to stumble into awkward situations lands Marni in the midst of a car theft ring. As her circle of friends becomes populated with felons and possible murderers, the lines blur around whom she can trust. Juggling a hot new beau with one hand and rekindling an old flame with the other, she may need to put on the brakes with one. Should she pick the probable criminal who may know Gus’s fate or play it safe with the sweetheart from her past? She’ll need more than her special abilities and quick wit to navigate the twists and turns of this paranormal mystery.


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Spotlight: Vicky Burkholder

Today is my birthday so I am spotlighting all my books available from The Wild Rose Press. Enjoy!

A collection of stories centered around Christmas cookies. Murder over Macaroons by Kay Harris Snowdrop Dreams, Cherry Thumbprint Screams by Kimberly Baer The Gingerbread Lodge by Vicky Burkholder

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This is the paperback collection. If you want the individual ebook, “The Gingebread Lodge“,

Gisele Reid returns to the Gingerbread Lodge to help her aunt, but without paying guests, she’s afraid the lodge will have to be sold. An event she vows to stop. When an old friend shows up, she is astonished to find Max has turned into a man who makes her knees and heart tremble. Max Oakley, a developer, has a client interested in buying land around the lodge. He has fond memories of the resort, as well as the girl who left him behind. When he runs into Gisele again, she’s even more beautiful than ever. A woman who could make him forget everything—even his job. Plumbing problems, electrical outages, and the return of Gisele’s family throw a wrench into Max’s plans to woo Gisele. But when the truth comes out, she believes he’s betrayed her trust, and it will take a Christmas miracle to make everything right again.

Cass Brennan makes her living scavenging artifacts and searching for her lost parents, while piloting her spacecraft. When she discovers an ancient ship, everyone rushes to steal her prize. Along with her godfather, and Zack Anderson, who she admires for his expertise with engines, gentle manner, and handsome features, Cass refuses to go down without a fight. Zack is on a search also-to find who’s responsible for destroying his family. He doesn’t want to believe the beautiful, brave, and talented woman he’s trying hard not to fall for is the one he seeks. The more he gets to know Cass, the idea of her being a murderer is ridiculous, and he is definitely ready to take the next step in their relationship. Zack and Cass are betrayed and then stranded on an unforgiving planet. While nature’s forces try to kill them, they fight to stay alive.

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Amanda Ki’s humanitarian trip to Xy-Three is fraught with assassins and saboteurs who are popping up faster than she can deal with them. Caught up in a web of intrigue, kidnapping, and terror, Mandy joins forces with the captain of the Phoenix, Declan Chalmers. Declan is tall, dark, handsome, and probably the most arrogant, dictatorial man she has ever met. He’s also one of the few people she can trust. Declan doesn’t know what to expect from the VIP who heads up a million-dollar enterprise, when she boards his ship. The tiny, exotic, and packed full of grit woman is not only drop dead gorgeous and smart, she’s also deadly when it comes to martial arts. A skill he wants on his side when the space craft is sabotaged. Thrown together, the two form a tight bond, but if they aren’t careful, they could end up dead.

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Aleksia Matthews is left for dead, after space pirates attack her ship and kill her brother. She swears to avenge his death, but knows she can’t do the job alone. After taking out an ad for a bounty hunter, she weeds out the bad from the good, and one man stands out. He could be the perfect partner-and that scares Ali more than the pirates do. Special agent Jason Cole is tracking the pirates who killed his family, but he’s always one step behind. There have never been any survivors-until now. He needs Ali to identify the attackers, but she proves to be stubborn. She plans to go with him on the hunt, and he’s determined to keep her safe. While Cole and Ali seek revenge, someone at headquarters would like to see them fail. Together they battle explosions, their emotions, and danger from one of their own.

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Spotlight: D.R. Grady

What does a to-the-core, orphaned Marine have in common with an introverted electronics expert with too much family? A dog named Bentley. Her sister talks Lainy Morrison, self-proclaimed nerd, into caring for Captain Mitch Monahan’s dog while he’s deployed. The pair get to know one another through e-mails, family DVDs, and pictures. Can love overcome old fears and sustain a relationship formed an ocean apart?

About D.R. Grady: From D.R. Grady comes vivid tales of contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and paranormal and fantasy romance, all with a generous dollop of humor. D.R. Grady books are clean stories for avid readers who love witty dialogue between heartwarming, brainy characters, as well as extraordinary supernatural beings or powerful, capable warriors. No matter your preference, fall in love with these clever, empowered characters who recognize love and companionship when they find it. Choose your own adventure!

Be sure to follow D.R. on BookBub for the best deals!…

And check out her website. 


Note from SparkingBooks: I love this series! I so want to live where the Morrison’s live. To be part of their family. If you’re looking for sweet small-town romance that tugs at your heartstrings, definitely look at this series.

Writing Tips, Tricks, Thoughts for the coming week

October 22

Birthdays: Ivan Bunin (1870), Doris Lessing (1919), Timothy Leary (1920), Ann rule (1935), Deepak Chopra (1946), Debbie Macomber (1948), Elizabeth Hay (1951), A.L. Kennedy (1965),

Ivan Bunin was the first from Russia to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. He won in 1933.

Doris Lessing won the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Quote: “I don’t know much about creative writing programs. But they’re not telling the truth if they don’t teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer.” – Doris Lessing

“If you want to change the way people respond to you, change the way you respond to people.” – Timothy Leary

Tip: Does your book start in the right place with an interesting hook, good introduction of characters and the plot?

Jumpstart: This is the name I’ll never forget… (use: record, box, flower)


October 23

Birthdays: Marjorie Flack (1897), Harvey Penick (1904), Michael Crichton (1942), Antjie Krog (1952), Laurie Halse Anderson (1961), Gordon Korman (1963), Augesten Burroughs (1965), Trudi Canavan (1969), Matthew Quick (1973), Aravind Adiga (1974), James Hendry (1976), Naomi Alderman (1976),

Marjorie Flack is best known for her children’s book “The Story about Ping”

Quote: “Be nice to your parents, because if you want to be a published author, you’ll probably wind up living with them after college. For a decade.” – Laurie Halse Anderson

“Do you know what we call opinion in the absence of evidence? We call it prejudice.” – Michael Crichton

Tip: Your characters need to be multidimensional, believable, and interesting.

Jumpstart: Each year when the roses bloom… (use: garden, trophy, retreat)


October 24

Birthdays: Brenda Ueland (1891), Denise Levertov (1923), Barbara J. Robinson (1927), Stephen Covey (1932), Norman Rush (1933), David Weber (1941), Dale Maharidge (1956), Amor Towles (1964), Emma Donoghue (1969), Gabrielle Zevin (1977)

Barbara J. Robinson is best known for her children’s book “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

Dale Maharidge won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction for his book “And Their Children after Them”

Quote: “I like to believe, as a writer, that anybody who isn’t a reader yet has just not found the right book.” – Gabrielle Zevin

“Both art and faith are dependent on imagination; both are ventures into the unknown.” – Denise Levertov

Tip: You’re working on your story and suddenly get a brilliant idea for an entirely different story. What do you do? Write down as many notes about the new one as you can, enough to jog your brain at a future date, then get back to the original one.

Jumpstart: I lined up my lucky charms. There was the heart stone, the blue feather, the four leaf clover and all the rest. I would need them all for this.


October 25

Birthdays: Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800), Carolyn Sherwin Bailey (1875), John Berryman (1914), Fred Marcellino (1939), Anne Tyler (1941), Stephen Leather (1956),  Elif Shafak (1971), Zadie Smith (1975),

Carolyn Bailey won the 1947 Newbery Medal for “Miss Hickory”

John Berryman won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Award.

Anne Tyler won the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for “Breathing Lessons”

Zadie Smith won the 2006 Orange Prize for Fiction

Quote: “I can never tell ahead of time which book will give me trouble – some baulk every step of the way, others seem to write themselves – but certainly the mechanics of writing, finding the time and the psychic space, are easier now that my children are grown.” – Anne Tyler

“History has shown that it doesn’t start with concentration camps or mass murder, or civil war or genocide. It always starts with words: stereotypes, clichés, tropes. The fight against dehumanisation, therefore, also needs to start with words. Stories.” – Elif Shafak

Tip: Secondary characters should be necessary and not just there as place holders. Really good secondaries should grow and change like the primaries. Maybe not as significantly, but there should be something.

Jumpstart: I pulled the picture from the box. It was faded and wrinkled, but you could still make out…


October 26

Birthdays: Beryl Markham (1902), John L’Heureux (1934), Andrew Niederman (1940), Steven Kellogg (1941), Pat Conroy (1945), Andrew Motion (1952), Adam Mars-Jones (1954), Stacy Schiff (1961), Jim Butcher (1971), Shan Sa (1972), Marisha Pessl (1977), Siphiwo Mahala (1970s?)

Quote: “Young writers often confuse dialogue with conversation, under the assumption that the closer you get to reality, the more convincing you sound. But dialogue is not conversation. Dialogue is a construct; it is artificial; it is much more efficient and believable than real conversation. Just as fiction itself distorts reality in order to achieve a larger truth, so dialogue eliminates all the false starts and irrelevant intrusions of real life in order to reveal character and move the encounter toward a dramatic conclusion.” – John L’Heureux

“Politicians are better liars than writers.” – Shan Sa

“For a few thousand years, women had no history. Marriage was our calling, and meekness our virtue. Over the last century, in stuttering succession, we have gained a voice, a vote, a room, a playing field of our own. Decorously or defiantly, we now approach what surely qualifies as the final frontier.” – Stacy Schiff

Tip: Try not to use non-descriptive terms such as “it” or “thing” when talking about a particular item. Make each word work.

Jumpstart: “You kept it. All these years. Why?” (What is it? Who’s talking?)


October 27

Birthdays: Desiderius Erasmus (1466), Emily Post (1872), Dylan Thomas (1914), Sylvia Plath (1932), Neil Sheehan (1936), Maxine Hong Kingston (1940), J.A. Jance (1944), Steve Almond (1966), Jonathan Stroud (1970), Anthony Doerr (1973),

Sylvia Plath was the first poet to win a Pulitzer Prize posthumously.

Neil Sheehan won the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction for “A Bright Shining Lie”

Anthony Doerr won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for “All the Light We Cannot See”

Quote: “When I write something that would have made me laugh as a 10-year-old, or would have scared me or would have excited me, I know I’m onto something.” – Jonathan Stroud

“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life.” – Sylvia Plath

Tip: As Stephen King says, “Love what you do.” Writing is difficult and sometimes not at all fun, but you should love what you do.

Jumpstart: I caught a glimpse of a tattoo on her back. That really surprised me. I’d never have thought it of her. What is it and why does it surprise this person?


October 28

Birthdays: Evelyn Waugh (1903), George Dangerfield (1904), Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925), John Hollander (1929), Anne Perry (1938), Joe R. Lansdale (1951), Ayad Akhtar (1970)

Ayad Akhtar won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for “Disgraced”

Quote: “A good poem satisfies the ear. It creates a story or picture that grabs you, informs you and entertains you.” – Ian Hamilton Hollander

“I should like to bury something precious in every place where I’ve been happy and then, when I’m old and ugly and miserable, I could come back and dig it up and remember.” – Evelyn Waugh

Tip: Some people say that all the good stories have been written. That’s not true. Your story hasn’t been told yet, so tell it, in your way, with your words.

Jumpstart: Five years after I left town, I returned. Nothing had changed. Nothing except me…

Spotlight: Charity Parkerson

With the town’s supernatural community trying to shore up the magic wall around their borders, they’re getting overwhelmed. They need someone who moves fast and is awake all night. Caspian knows just the guy. When Stefan agreed to leave his beloved hometown of New Orleans to move to a tiny town in the middle of Ohio, Caspian could have warned him the place was full of sprites. Those tiny, magical creatures are Stefan’s favorite flavored juice box. The scent drives him wild. Luckily, there’s one spitfire of a sprite willing to keep his cravings satisfied. Now all he can do is hope he doesn’t end up getting precious Relic killed. Witchin Fangs is the fifth book in Charity Parkerson’s Witchin series. These fun, short paranormal romances are meant to be devoured on your lunch break. Read along as a tiny town in Ohio grows its supernatural community one resident at a time.


Charity Parkerson is an award-winning and multi-published author with several companies. Born with no filter from her brain to her mouth, she decided to take this odd quirk and insert it in her characters


Spotlight: Victoria Smith

Twelve years after a devastating flu that eliminated much of the world’s population, the human race is trying to survive while living a much simpler life. Gabriella is a midwife and a demon hunter. She helps bring new life into the world, while doing her best to prevent evil from growing. Only there seems to be much more evil lately, and far less new life. Something big is happening and she may be the only one who can stop it.

Jack is an angel in a human vessel sent to protect and assist Gabby in solving the puzzle of good and evil she faces. It should be a simple assignment, but he doesn’t count on the emotions he now must deal with, or the attraction he feels. He faces exile if he oversteps his moral boundaries, but when he realizes his love for Gabby, he wonders if falling from grace because of her is so bad.


About Victoria Smith

Victoria Smith wrote her first romance at the age of nine and hid the story from her brothers to avoid being teased. Her mother recently found the folded notebook paper and, if you’re lucky, one day she’ll reveal the hero in that story. Now, she writes urban fantasy, paranormal romance, romantic suspense and women’s fiction – always with a happy, or at least satisfying, ending.