Charity Parkerson’s A Secure Heart on sale now.


A Secure Heart

On Sale Jan 22nd– Feb 5th for only 1.99

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Re-released with new cover and edits January 8, 2013

What does it take to secure a heart? For the Smith Security Services team it’s Flowers, Chocolate, Wishes, and Sparks!
Flowers: Fashion Designer Flower Calloway’s next big show could make her famous all over the world, but she ends up uncovering a few secrets that could break her heart instead.
Chocolate: A quick trip to the store for some chocolate therapy, and a fateful encounter with a few gorgeous men, shakes up F.B.I. Agent Genie Cook’s once secure life.
Wishes: For Jacob and Gracie, it is love at first sight, but it will take more than a few wishes to hold them together when Jacob’s career threatens to tear them apart.
Sparks: Twin brothers Weave and Bob are hardened fighters, but two special women are going to have them throwing off sparks instead of punches.


JD, You know I loved your book Finding Teddy, I gave it a 5 star review! I cannot wait to get my free copy of this book.

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Telling Teddy

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Mr. Ted holds the hand of his six-year-old friend as they share more of his deepest secrets. Poignant and bold, the boy’s courageous words are detailed and real. He takes you farther into his abusive life and broken mind as he survives the tangled deceit and lies of his everydays. Sit alongside him. Hear his voice and listen with your heart as he opens it up once more.

His story continues…

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Laurence O'Bryan - No 1 Best-Selling Conspiracy Thriller Author

Sliding on the Snow Stone author, Andy Szpuk, tells us about finding the right voice:


It was back in 2007 when I conceived the idea of writing Sliding on the Snow Stone. I’d already written a box full of short stories and was developing my writing craft, taking small steps daily, and occasionally, bigger leaps.

However, when my father recounted the experiences of his childhood in Ukraine and subsequent journey through the horrors of famine, Soviet Terrors and Nazi brutality during World War 2, I knew I had no choice.

It was a story that needed to be told. Ideas began to form in my head about how to approach it. First, I considered producing it in standard biographical format. Biographies are generally written in the second person, but with much of my father’s material consisting of so many powerful personal experiences, I felt second person would create too much of a distance for the reader.

Often, biographies can…

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I love the history of our beloved vampires. Folklore or fact?

Mari Wells

Its Vampire Wednesday, Baby!

Okay so last week we looked at Aswang Mannananggal, this week we’ll look at some other “Aswang” vampires.

If you remember from last week, the Aswang Mannananggal comes from the Philippines. She’s some freaky vampire because she rips herself in half to hunt. Her guts trail out of her torso as she hunts. Do you also remember I said there were quite a few Aswang vampires. Today will learn about the Shape-shifter Aswang

Aswang Shape-shifter

This vampire can be either male or female, but it prefers the shape of an old woman with bloodshot eyes. She has long black hair and a tongue to match. A sorcerer can become this kind of vampire by performing a special ceremony, but if he/she wants to change someone else, all she has to do is blow on his or her neck.

There are healers (mananamble) who can make a…

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Success With Your Virtual Book Tour.


Here is an excerpt, paraphrased, from a great article on how to have successful virtual book tours that I recently read from Salt Publishing. I have included some of the highlights, great tips on how to create an outstanding virtual tour for your book. To read the article in its entirety please visit:

 A Guide to Creating a Virtual Book Tour

  1. The aim of a virtual book tour is to generate word-of-mouth in a coordinated and accessible way:
    • Find ten blogs who will host a brief interview with you, over a period of a month or two.
    • Each blog should host three questions about the book (which you may suggest), that may also cover how you wrote the book, or about your life as a writer.
    • As part of each blog post, you should feature a link to your title page.
    • As part of the interview you should offer each blogger an image of yourself and of your book.
    • Make sure you can pull the tour off. Make sure you can find the time to answer questions and any queries that a blogger may have, as well as find the best blogs for your book in the first place.
    • You will probably have a wide range of friends who are blogging already, though you needn’t make use of just these potential collaborators, you can try your luck with other blogs.
    • Make sure you know when this will all take place and line up your bloggers, your questions and the dates of each guest post.
    • Make sure you use comments to feedback to each blogger and to thank them.
  2. Give the book tour a unique brand. Be creative.
  3. What do bloggers get out of this? Hopefully tons of sales.

Terri Reid


Since Terri Reid was the star of my first blog ever, I thought it only fitting to mention, on my new blog page, her wonderful book series:  A Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery. I have heard rumors that our favorite mystery writer has a follow up to Twisted Paths in the works.  Could it be true? Terri, squash the rumors please, put us out of our misery, and tell us when, when, when, can we expect book number ten?  Consider this an open invitation to promote your wonderful work, (all available on, I might add,) on my new Bloody Good Book Blog.  For those of you unfamiliar with Terri Reid, or her work let me tell you a little bit about Terri, and fill you in on a few of her gems: Terri Reid has been telling ghosts stories since she was a little girl. She lives on five acres of rolling land in a 100 year-old farmhouse, in the same area as her Mary O’Reilly character, Northwest Illinois. She worked as a freelance journalist for the local paper and wrote the Halloween feature for many years, collecting as many local ghost stories as she could. She gave her collection of local ghost stories to the local historical society to use as a fundraiser, they are now in their third printing.

Now for the links to a few of her gems: (thanks to

Terri Reid

Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery:

Loose Ends

Good Tidings (A Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery)

Never Forgotten (A Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery)

Final Call – A Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery (Book Four)

Darkness Exposed

Natural Reaction – A Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery (Book 6)

Broken Promises

Happy reading folks, hopefully we will all be reading book 10 from, A Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery, in the near future. ~ Scarlette D’Noire

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