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L’Amore Perfetto By Cynthia Kimball @cynthiakimball

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I’d like to say a huge thank you to Cynthia Kimball for letting me post about her novel!

 

L’AMORE PERFETTO BY CYNTHIA KIMBALL

Introduction by Cynthia Kimball:

L’Amore Perfetto is a charming feel-good romance for someone who doesn’t want a difficult/complicated premise – and for those who want to feel teary and say “ahhhh” when the ending comes. A recent reader said she was suggesting it to all her high school and college friends. Another reader is in her 50s and adored it.

 

Book Description:

Romance meets a modern-day fairy-tale.

L'Amore Perfetto By Cynthia KimballNicki hates to date; the whole putting herself out there night after night after night is not her thing. Unfortunately, her roommate is the exact opposite. When Kristen comes up with her newest man-catching ploy, joining a discriminating dating service that accepts less than 5% of its female applicants, Nicki sees an opportunity and gets Kristen to agree that if she applies and does not get accepted, that Kristen won’t bug her about going out for nine months.
Full steam ahead, she jumps into the multi-step application process. Each step increases her desire to make it to the next one and when she makes it, she is thrown into a world she didn’t know existed. Will she falter in this new life or will she make it to the end and meet her soul mate?

 

Author bio:

Ever since she learned to read, Cynthia Kimball has been imagining stories. As soon as she learned to write, she started penning them down. A bibliophile, Cynthia enjoys many genres of books including sci-fi/fantasy, romance, erotica, non-fiction and all things Shakespeare. As an artist, ideas can strike at any time so she carries a tiny book around to make notes on as inspiration hits.

Her newest novel, L’Amore Perfetto, is what she calls ‘Romance meets modern-Cynthia Kimballday fairy-tale.’ While not what she considered her normal genre, the story flowed in six days and after a year of editing, re-editing and sitting on it, she elected to send it directly to the e-audience. Humor is a major part of her writing and this story made her laugh while writing it and continues to do so today. Enjoy!

Due to the positive response to L’Amore Perfetto, she is currently working on a new dating service story as well as a few young adult stories that have been floating around her mind for awhile. Currently, besides L’Amore Perfetto, she also has a Sci-fi/Fantasy novel out In Search of the Drasta and a book on Green Cleaning.

She is just getting started releasing the wonderful books, novels, and novelettes she has written. Stay tuned for more coming your way.

 

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Contact the Author:

Betrayed By Wodke Hawkinson @WodkeHawkinson

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I’d like to thank Wodke Hawkinson for taking the time to submit their novel to my blog.

 

Please Note: This novel contains sexual violence and strong language. Not suitable for anyone under the age of 17.

 

BETRAYED BY WODKE HAWKINSON

About Betrayed:

Betrayed By Wodke HawkinsonBrook, a Denver socialite, seems to have a good life until she becomes the victim of a botched carjacking. In a matter of minutes, her life is forever altered. She is abducted, transported, and held for days by three brutal men in a remote mountain location. She escapes only to end up barefoot, nearly naked, and hopelessly lost in the Colorado wilderness at the beginning of a harsh winter.

Lance, a man who has shunned society, lives like a recluse in a rustic cabin far removed from the modern world. He likes his solitary life. But his world is about to be turned upside down.

 

Author Bio:

Wodke Hawkinson is the name under which indie writing duo, K. Wodke & PJ Hawkinson, produce their co-authored works. In addition to popular novels Betrayed and Zeke, Wodke Hawkinson has published three volumes of short stories: Catch Her in the Rye, Blue, and Alone, and two short story singles thus far. Karen and PJ live in different Midwest towns and do much of their collaborating via phone and email. They are currently working on a sequel to one of their novels and an epic fantasy. Their third novel, Tangerine, has been picked up by a publisher and is set to be released later this season.

 

Where to Buy:

Available in several ebook formats, as a Paperback, or for Kindle.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Betrayed-Wodke-Hawkinson/dp/1466216131/
Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/80966

 

Contact Wodke Hawkinson:

 

In addition to their website and blog, http://wodke-hawkinson.com, they also host a site for readers and other authors: http://findagoodbooktoread.com which features book lists, flash fiction, a blog, and excerpts.

 

Their Twitter ID is @WodkeHawkinson and they enjoy connecting with readers and fellow authors/writers.

Poison Blood, Book 1: Revelation by Neha Yazmin @NehaYazmin

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I’m pleased to introduce Neha back to share her latest novel with us. Her first blog entry is regarding her contemporary romance novel, Chasing Pavements.

POISON BLOOD, BOOK 1: REVELATION BY NEHA YAZMIN

About Poison Blood, Book 1: Revelation:

Poison Blood, Book 1: Revelation By Neha Yazmin

“I don’t know what blood tastes like to a human. I’d never even licked a tiny drop of it from a pricked finger, let alone suck on a bleeding cut. The shedding of blood, my own, or anyone else’s, always made me scream or panic in fear and revulsion. Now it’s my only food source.”

Elisia Dalton, more commonly known as Ellie, is not a typical teenaged vampire. She still has her humanity and conscience. Her human memories and growing pains. And the same distaste for blood.

Still reeling from the secrets she uncovered before she was turned into a vampire by the mysterious immortal Christian, Ellie is also finding it hard to come to terms with what she has become. And the revelations keep coming.

Book one of the Poison Blood series reveals why Ellie is not like others of her kind.

 

Author Bio:

Neha Yazmin graduated from University College London (UCL) with a degree in Psychology and now lives in London and works in the financial services sector. She writes both contemporary and paranormal romance. Her debut novel ‘Chasing Pavements’ was first published as an e-book in summer 2012. She is currently working on a number of projects.

 

Where to Buy:

POISON BLOOD, BOOK 1: REVELATION is available to download for free from Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/220349

 

Contact Info:

Blog: http://nehayazmin.blogspot.co.uk/

Website: http://sites.google.com/site/nehayazminbooks/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NehaYazmin

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NehaYazmin

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6432950.Neha_Yazmin

Wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/user/NehaYazmin

Paper Dreams by Phyllis J Burton @PhyllisBurton

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Many thanks to Phyllis for taking the time to get in touch with me to submit her book to my blog.

 

PAPER DREAMS By Phyllis J. Burton

About the Author:

My  Dreams

My name is Phyllis Burton and I live near Farnham amongst the Phyllis J Burtonbeautiful west-Surrey hills in southern England, which have given me the inspiration to write: I love putting my thoughts and those of my characters down on paper.    I started writing for my children and eventually moved on to bigger things.  Now, I read my stories to my grandchildren.  I’ve written quite a few short stories, one of which was recorded and read on radio, and two short-listed in competitions.   I’ve written three one-act plays, (two produced and directed by me).  I love choral singing and enjoy water-colour painting.   I painted the cover of my first novel (A PASSING STORM) which was published by Trafford in 2006.

A few days ago, (20th August, 2012) A PASSING STORM was reissued and republished by MATADOR (Imprint of Troubador Publishing Ltd.) as an ebook/Kindle version on Amazon.

I feel quite excited now that A PASSING STORM  has been reissued and it can join PAPER DREAMS on my bookshelf (and hopefully other people’s too).   Every author wishes their work to do well and I am no exception.   A paper-back version will be issued later on this year.

I am part way through my third book, which should prove to be really exciting.

 

About Paper Dreams:

INHERITANCE?

Do people ever think about the word ‘Inheritance’?   To some, it may remind them that their lovely Uncle Bertie has not long to live and they can look forward to ‘inheriting’ some of his hard-earned money.

Others might fear that a particular disease can be inherited from a family member:  whilst some perhaps might think about inheriting some of their good or bad looks, or being too fat or thin, short or tall.    ‘Oh dear, my darling new-born baby girl has inherited Uncle George’s nose’, you might exclaim!   But fear not, babies nearly always change as they get older.    But, the expectation that the latest arrival to your family might possibly have inherited your grandfather’s brains, could either put you into a panic or set your pulse racing.

So, when you think of the word ‘Inheritance’, what does it actually mean to you?

There are television programmes where celebrities search for their roots.  Their expectations are sometimes dashed when they discover skeletons in very old cupboards.    Doesn’t every family have those?

If someone dies without leaving a will, and no relatives can be traced however distant, then this money will eventually find its way into the Government’s coffers.   In fact, the Government inherits quite a tidy sum every year.   But there are companies who make it their business to find heirs.    They go to vast lengths to find anyone related to a deceased person.   Quite often, people are totally unaware of the existence of a relative and eagerly receive any money due to them.   Sometimes only one person is lucky and so receives thousands of pounds and yet others find their hoped for inheritance, gradually decreasing as more and more relatives come up on the Heir Hunters’ computer screens.

In my latest book, PAPER DREAMS, a romantic thriller, (Harold Hapsworth-Cole) the only known heir to a vast fortune, is sitting in a hovel in Malta, penniless and dreaming of his inheritance now that his aunt (Marjorie Hapsworth-Cole) has died.

Paper Dreams By Phyllis J BurtonMeanwhile, following Marjorie’s death, young librarian Katie Nicholson is in the attic of Epton Hall (an enormous, crumbling and creepy mansion) cataloguing the vast library, when she discovers  love letters written in 1953, and a birth certificate, hidden in an old book!    These letters prove that another heir exists, and any hope that Harold might have had of inheriting the estate, flies straight out of the window.

Imagine his fury when he finds out that he has a cousin!    Well, what would you do?   Would you just sit at home and bemoan the fact that your uncle had an affair with someone living in Canada, and there was a child who could inherit everything?     This knowledge, quite literally drives Harold insane and his quest to find the usurper of his hoped-for fortune, brings him into close contact with Katie, with disastrous consequences.   But despite his evil endeavours, Katie makes it her ambition to see that justice is done and that the right heir inherits everything.

So you see, the word ‘Inheritance’ means an awful lot to many people.   What does it mean to you and are there any skeletons in your cupboard?

PAPER DREAMS was published by MATADOR on 1st December, 2011 in paper-back and Kindle versions. 

 

What Others Said About Paper Dreams:

Part of a review taken from THE SELF-PUBLISHING MAGAZINE (Summer 2012):

“The book itself feels substantial, the cover is attractive and its quality is good.   It is a galloping very enjoyable read and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, that’s well worth its price.”

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Where to Buy:

Contact the Publisher directly: Matador (Troubador Publishing Ltd), Leicester – email marketing@troubador.co.uk

Lovewriting: http://lovewriting.co.uk/author/1804/Phyllis-J.-Burton.html

UK LINKS TO BUY PAPER DREAMS:

Amazon UK Paperback: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Paper-Dreams-Phyllis-J-Burton/dp/1848767897/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346317695&sr=1-1
Amazon UK Kindle: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Paper-Dreams-ebook/dp/B0069TI3LY/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1346317695&sr=1-1

UK LINKS TO BUY PHYLLIS J BURTON’S A PASSING STORM:

Amazon UK Paperback: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Passing-Storm-Phyllis-J-Burton/dp/1780884095/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1346319648&sr=8-2
Amazon UK Kindle: http://www.amazon.co.uk/A-PassingStormebook/dp/B008YZ987E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346319648&sr=8-

U.S. LINKS TO BUY PAPER DREAMS:

Amazon US Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Paper-Dreams-Phyllis-J-Burton/dp/1848767897/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346320221&sr=8-1&keywords=paper+dreams+-+phyllis+j.+burton
Amazon US Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Paper-Dreams-ebook/dp/B0069TI3LY/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346320409&sr=1-1&keywords=paper+dreams+-+phyllis+j.+burton+Kindle

U.S. LINKS TO BUY PHYLLIS J BURTON’S A PASSING STORM:

Amazon US Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/A-Passing-Storm-ebook/dp/B008YZ987E/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346320722&sr=1-1&keywords=a+passing+storm-+phyllis+j.+burton+Kindle

 Also available to buy at:

  • Waterstones and all good book retailers
  • Barnes and Noble
  • W.H. Smith

 

Contact the Author:

Website: http://www.phyllisburton.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhyllisBurton

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Phylsdreams

AuthorsDen: http://www.authorsden.com/visit/author.asp?id=157173

Chasing Pavements by Neha Yazmin @NehaYazmin

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I am pleased to share with you all the first Author submission to The Novel-List, courtesy of Neha Yazmin.

 

Chasing Pavements Book Cover CHASING PAVEMENTS by Neha Yazmin

About Chasing Pavements:

“It was very stupid but it was also very true. Mukti was in love with him and she didn’t even know his name.”

To introverted and socially withdrawn singer and songwriter Jamie, life has no meaning unless childhood love Sarah returns to him. Roaming through life without living it, shutting the world out, he has long since given up on a potential career in music.

It is only when he meets the unexpectedly inspirational Mukti, who instantly falls in love with him, that Jamie is lured out of the black hole he has banished himself to for years. Suddenly, his creativity knows no bounds and he feels torn – he has to see her, but what will she make of his tortured soul? Little does he know that Mukti has her own secrets and is just as troubled as he is. Her name translates as ‘freedom’ in her native tongue Bengali, but she is anything but free.

Torn between his unconditional love for Sarah, and his undeniable need for Mukti, Jamie’s life is in more chaos than ever before. And when his estranged mother Tanya becomes intent on sabotaging his relationship with Mukti, Jamie stands to lose the two women he cannot live without.

Set in contemporary London, ‘Chasing Pavements’ is a unique love story between two unique characters who will stay with you after you have turned the final page.

 

What Others Said About Chasing Pavements:

Chasing Pavements is like one of a kind.   I loved the book.   It touched me in such a way that I felt lost for a while without having Jamie and Mukti in my life.   I can’t believe that this is the author’s first book; the way it’s written is excellent.  I was captured from the beginning of the story.  A must read.” *****
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“Unputdownable. I loved the London setting. The story is well told. Neha has a way with descriptions that make the scenes really vivid. The songs were a great mechanism to add to the story telling. I look forward to reading Neha’s other work but I hope I don’t have to wait too long!” *****

 

Author Bio:

Neha Yazmin graduated from University College London (UCL) with a degree in Psychology and now lives in London and works in the financial services sector. She writes both contemporary and paranormal romance. Her debut novel ‘Chasing Pavements’ was first published as an e-book in summer 2012. She is currently working on a number of projects.

 

Where to Buy:

CHASING PAVEMENTS is available at the following e-book retailers:

Amazon Kindle (UK): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Chasing-Pavements-ebook/dp/B00924JXGW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345966643&sr=8-1

Amazon Kindle (US): http://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Pavements-ebook/dp/B00924JXGW/ref=la_B009277U8C_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345966086&

Apple iBookStore (UK):
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/chasing-pavements/id541808113?mt=11

Apple iBookStore (US):
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/chasing-pavements/id541808113?mt=11

Barnes & Noble Nook Store:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/chasing-pavements-neha-yazmin/1112040592?ean=2940044682344

Kobo:
http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Chasing-Pavements/book-pdsa38cBnk-OxdhLB5TFGg/page1.html

Diesel eBook Store:
http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/item/SW00000177590/Yazmin-Neha-Chasing-Pavements/1.html

Sony Reader Store:
http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/neha-yazmin/chasing-pavements/_/R-400000000000000741884

Smashwords:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/177590

 

Contact Info:

Blog: http://nehayazmin.blogspot.co.uk/

Website: http://sites.google.com/site/nehayazminbooks/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NehaYazmin

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NehaYazmin

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6432950.Neha_Yazmin

Wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/user/NehaYazmin

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