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Friday, September 19, 2014

Authors' Cave - New Service! Book Teasers!

Lots of cool stuff going on over at Authors' Cave and we are working hard to bring you best in class services! 

Our latest project is the new Author Book Teaser! Stand out when you are trying to get attention from reviewers, bloggers and publications! Don't send them a simple word doc! 


You want to make them eeeewwww and aaaawwww!

You can add videos, audio clips just about anything! Check it out and we would love to know what you guys think, or how we can make it better!

Interested in a media kit for your book? 

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The Dark Days Author Interview

So, we are working on Author Interview videos over at Authors' Cave for our new Authors' Cave Book Club. Click here to join


We think it is important for authors to share a little bit of themselves...and their personalities with their readers, so I have gone with that over perfection. With so many books to choose from in the vast world of digital publishing, you have to give potential readers more than just a cover and a blurb. You have to get to know them and let them know you.

Here is my first stab at an interview for The Dark Days series. I would love to hear what you think-good, bad or ugly!


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Monday, September 15, 2014

Cover Reveal - Dark Beginnings!

Coming September 30th!
The Dark Days: Dark Beginnings, Episode #4

The splattered blood feels hot on my face even with the cold and blowing snow. I can hardly make out Shane’s lifeless body through my tears of fear. Please let me wake from this nightmare.

Cold and heartless, Tobias turns his gun on Skipper. My chest grows tight and I wait for another deafening shot.

CJ forces the barrel of his weapon into my cheek so hard that I feel the welt form immediately. They will kill me just as easily as Dorian killed Shane. Are the basic laws of society dead forever?

The saga continues… one step closer to the Rebellion!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Inspired by The Hunger Games Prequel - The Dark Days Trailer!

I am so excited to have finally prepared a book trailer for one of my books! This one is for The Dark Days series, which was inspired by a prequel for The Hunger Games. I had a ton of fun putting it together, going through so many cool images and audio clips, and learning how to use the movie maker software.

Thank you to Daniel Reguera for the audio score and to Shutterstock for amazing footage!

I am also happy to announce my new release Dark Beginnings, the 4th episode in the series, was released today!  Click here to purchase.

Let me know what you think!


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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Book Review Ocean's Gift - Turbulence and Triumph Prequel Series

Flavored Reviews from the Indie Universe
by Ginger Gelsheimer

Ocean's Gift - Turbulence and Triumph Prequel Series
by Demelza Carlton

Click here to purchase Ocean's Justice
Click here to purchase Ocean's Trial
Click here to purchase Ocean's Triumph

5 Stars!

Loved the view through the eyes of a mermaid!

Brief Synopsis: Ocean's Justice immediately enticed me into the wonderfully woven tale of Maria, the siren of the sea as she navigates her new life, banished from her home at only eighteen. We are teased with the mystery of why a man died at her hands and why she can no longer remain home. Her tale, told through the Turbulence and Triumph series which includes three novellas: Ocean's Justice, Ocean's Trial and Ocean's Triumph, follows her as she survives the storms and monsters of the sea (Maria would laugh at that comment for she knows who the real monster is) and learns to live as a human under the wing of Aunt Merry. Her heart aches for William, the blue-eyed man who saved her from her banished life but was taken from her. Will she ever find him again? 

Originality: This is the first book I have ever read about a mermaid - other than Disney's Little Mermaid-Ha! and this is no bedtime story for kids...oh, no, this is a fantastic, steamy tale for grownups, full of magic, fantasy, and the love and desire a siren mermaid has for the gorgeous human William who stole her heart and left her far too soon. The story is creative and the heroine, Maria, is a baddass who isn't the typical fairy princess. This is fish girl who works in the fish market with the men and can drop one of them if they look at her wrong. She works hard so she can one day try to find her lover that may or may not have survived their shipwreck.

Characters: Maria has to be one of my favorite heroines. When we first meet her, she can hardly speak a word of English, so we have a fantastic arc as her character grows and as she navigates the journey of her new life. She uses Kama Sutra to learn to read, how can you not love her? She finds herself the prey of some bad guys along her adventure, but is never afraid and loves to taunt them, almost encouraging them to come at her. She is magical with her song that can turn away sharks and put vulgar men to sleep and she is confident...but heart broken.

Recommendation: This series goes with Wahoo and a cold glass of White Oak Chardonnay. I highly recommend the series for anyone who enjoys a fun-filled fantasy adventure, complete with mermaids, gossiping dolphins, hunky sailors and a terrific tale surrounding the ocean blue! The series is a fantastic prequel to the Ocean's Gift trilogy!


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Monday, September 1, 2014

Book Review Blaming the Child

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by Ginger Gelsheimer

Blaming the Child
by K T Bowes

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5 stars!!!

What else could possibly happen?

Brief synopsis: Callie is a 16-year old caught up in the chaos of life with two parents that work all the time. They have forced her to be the childminder an no one seems to care if she has time for her own studies or her own life. She's all but forgotten about in the busy hustle and bustle of her parents, or is there something more? A deep dark secret that has been kept from her? A reason why her own mother can hardly look into her eyes?

Callie has to bust out and find herself and she takes an interest in the forbidden "too good" neighbor, Declan - or rather he takes an interest in her. She has no choice but to lean on him when she makes a break for a new life, but realizes quickly that things aren't always greener on the other side and danger awaits her after they stumble on something they shouldn't have.

The story was riveting and held a wonderful emotional depth as you feel Callie's pain from life and struggle with her as she demands to persevere.

Characters: The characters were crafted with excellence. They were real and easy to relate to or sympathize with. I found myself wanting to hug Callie at one point and adopt her into my own family. To see anyone suffer from the lack of feeling like someone on the planet loves you is heartbreaking. The poor girl has one jab after another, yet she is strong. She has her secret vice, cutting, which helps release her pain that screams from within, but we grow with her and watch her regain control of her life that was spiraling.

Declan is a wonderful support character. He is the one thing that makes Callie feel special, even though she fights him every step of the way. He's good looking, smart, athletic, but his mom and his friends hate her. He bonds with her, understanding her loss of her older brother since he lost his father and the bond keeps them strong through thick and thin. He's selfless and will do anything to protect her.

Originality: I thought the story was original and creative with a new twist at every turn. Just when I thought I had things figured out, another monkey wrench flew into the mix. There are lots of stories about troubled teens and the problems that they face, but this one traveled through so many elements. Crazy domestic life as the older sibling that gets crammed with all duties, runaway into the dangerous bush coming face to face with real bad guys - not just those darn parents,  then taking responsibility for creating a new life with a future by grasping the situation and starting anew and then completing the circle of returning to her roots, her family who loved her all along.

Recommendations: This would have to go with flourless chocolate cake in support of 'gluten-free' life that Callie and Jase live in.  I would highly recommend Blaming the Child to anyone who likes a story of triumph and suspense. The story kept me turning pages to what else might happen to this poor girl, knowing that she would manage to get herself out. 


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