<![CDATA[InkSpell Publishing - Blog]]>Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:30:50 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Are You a Perfect 10?  Starr Valentine by Wende Dikec  #Cover Reveal ]]>Wed, 10 Feb 2016 01:22:55 GMThttp://www.inkspellpublishing.com/blog/are-you-a-perfect-10-starr-valentine-by-wende-dikec-cover-revealWe've got a beautiful new cover and exciting story by the author who brought you Tiger Lily.... Yep, Wende takes on High School and Outer Space in Starr Valentine! 
Isn't that beautiful?? I know... you want to know the blurb..... here.....

What happens when the beautiful swan becomes the ugly duckling?

Starr Valentine has a perfect life in Middleton, Ohio. She was named captain of the cheer squad, her mother finally allowed her to get highlights, and the cutest boy in school asked her to homecoming. But everything comes crashing down when she finds out her parents are actually monarchs in exile from a mysterious planet called Vega. Starr doesn’t want to leave, but loves the idea of being a princess, and decides moving to an alien world might not be so bad. When she gets there, however, she discovers that something is terribly wrong.

Starr has always been the winner of the family, but now everyone is fawning over her chubby older sister, Astra. And everyone, even a handsome and annoying young duke named Julian, seems to hate her. That is when she realizes the awful truth. Astra is now the pretty one. Astra has all the friends. Astra gets all of the attention. And Starr Valentine, voted Miss Perfect, is now the ugly duckling. Her biggest fear is…will she be able to turn back into a swan, or is she doomed to be a loser forever?


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National award winning author Wende Dikec writes Young Adult speculative fiction with romantic and humorous elements. An avid traveler who spent many years abroad, she now lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband, three sons, a puppy named Capone, and a very well used espresso machine.

She can be found on the web at www.wendedikec.com.

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<![CDATA[Do You Love A Mystery? Fleeing Beauty by Mark Love...Another Jamie Richmond Mystery #coverreveal]]>Mon, 01 Feb 2016 01:05:27 GMThttp://www.inkspellpublishing.com/blog/do-you-love-a-mystery-fleeing-beauty-by-mark-loveanother-jamie-richmond-mystery-coverrevealJamie sure seems to get herself into some problems. This time it's an art deal gone bad. And Jamie is once again in danger...

Mark Love's Romantic Mystery Series' latest book releases soon but today you get a sneak peek at the cover. Mark said that this cover was his favorite as it captured what he envisioned Jamie to look like. We'd love to know what you think.
A discovery of priceless artwork leads Jamie on a collision course with danger.

Jamie Richmond used to live a nice, quiet life. But last fall she witnessed the shooting of a police officer and figured out who did it. Then this winter saw her best friend targeted by a stalker and kidnapped. Yep, Jamie solved that one and came to the rescue. Now it’s summertime and the living is supposed to be easy. All she wants to do is write her novels and spend free time with Malone, the guy who has been by her side since all this craziness began. But that’s not likely to happen.

Jamie’s father was a very successful sculptor who tragically died more than twenty years ago when she was just a child. What she remembers about him is little more than bits and pieces. A storeroom filled with crates of his work is discovered in an old converted factory. This potential fortune in artwork has been waiting all these years.

Jamie recruits Malone and a few close friends to help her unpack the crates and bring her father’s gifts out to the light of day. News of this discovery leads to a robbery. Now Jamie is determined to figure out who is behind the crime. 

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<![CDATA[Vanishing Act by Mark Love...Another Jamie Richmond Mystery  #newrelease #romantic #suspense]]>Thu, 28 Jan 2016 01:38:39 GMThttp://www.inkspellpublishing.com/blog/vanishing-act-by-mark-loveanother-jamie-richmond-mystery-newrelease-romantic-suspenseWe love when a book finally comes out. Even more, we love it when it's a part of a series! Mark Love's Jamie Richmond is an author with a nose for a mystery. She'd gotten in over her head in Devious and now she's determined to help find her friend in Vanishing Act. It doesn't hurt that her cute boyfriend is a policeman. He's always there to run to the rescue if she gets trapped or maybe she's the one running to the rescue. After all, women are known to be heroes as well. :) Picture

When Jamie’s best friend vanishes, she’ll do anything to find her and bring her home.


A new year marks new beginnings for Jamie Richmond. Not only has she moved into a cozy new house, but she’s brought Malone along with her to fan the flames of their growing romance. When Jamie’s best friend, Linda Davis, enters the picture, she thinks everything is right with the world.

Linda begins a May-September romance with Vincent Schulte, Jamie’s doctor and good friend. But while Vince is sweeping Linda off her feet, she unknowingly has captured the attention of a stalker. The idyllic life suddenly takes a very bad turn when Linda disappears without a trace on a cold and snowy day. The police are scrambling to find a clue that will lead them to Linda.

Malone does his best to comfort Jamie and encourages her to let the professionals do their job. But if there’s one thing he’s learned in their time together, it’s that nothing will stop this stubborn redhead from solving this mystery.

Jamie turns all of her attention on figuring out who took Linda and where she might be, regardless of the dangers she may face. Her efforts once again put her in harm’s way. But will she find her best friend? 

Excerpt:

Talking quietly, trudging through the clumps of snow and ice, neither one of us heard him at first. “It’s getting to the point where I just want to stay home,” she said quietly.

“You can’t hide, Linda. If you become a prisoner in your own home, then he wins. And you are much too strong a person to let that happen.”

​She gave me a wan smile. “I know, it’s just…”

“Hey!” a gruff voice snapped at us from only a couple of feet away.

Linda let out a shriek of surprise. She lost her footing on the ice and crashed to the pavement. I saw a blocky shape, hidden in the shadows beyond the reach of the overhead lights. He took a menacing step forward, one hand clutching something tightly and extending it towards us.

“Run!” I screamed.

“Hey,” he snapped again.

​I took a step toward him and planted my left foot on one of the few dry patches of pavement. Then I swung my right foot as hard as I could, as if I was about to nail a fifty-yard field goal to win the Super Bowl. Without realizing it, I braced for the impact. To this day, I’d swear I was aiming for his crotch. Maybe the pavement wasn’t dry after all. Or maybe suddenly shifting my weight to make that kick caused me to lose my balance. Or maybe I couldn’t really kick a guy in the balls. Or maybe he sensed what was happening and he took a step back.

In my peripheral vision, I could see Linda scrambling to her feet, already racing toward her car, clicking the remote control to unlock the doors. My leg continued its arc and just before making contact, my left foot shot out from underneath me. 


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About the Author:
Mark Love (yes, that’s really his name) lived for many years in the metropolitan Detroit area, where crime and corruption are always prevalent.  A former freelance reporter, Love is drawn to mysteries and the twists and turns that mirror real life. He is the author of “Why 319?” and three books in the Jamie Richmond Series “Devious”  “Vanishing Act” and “Fleeing Beauty” and several short stories.

Love resides in west Michigan with his wife, Kim. He enjoys a wide variety of music, reading and writing fiction, cooking, travel, most sports and the great outdoors. You can find his blog at the link below and on Goodreads, Facebook, and Amazon. 

http://marklove024.blogspot.com/ 
https://www.goodreads.com/author/dashboard
https://www.facebook.com/MarkLoveAuthor
http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B009P7HVZQ

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Check out the first book in the Jamie Richmond Mystery Series

Jamie Richmond, reporter turned author, is doing research for her next book. Attempting to capture the realism of a police officer’s duties while on patrol, she manages to tag along for a shift with a state police trooper. A few traffic stops and a high speed chase later, Jamie’s ride takes an unexpected turn when she witnesses the trooper being shot.

Although it is not a fatal injury, Jamie becomes obsessed with unraveling the facts behind this violent act. While she is trying to sort out this puzzle, she becomes romantically involved with Malone, another trooper with a few mysteries of his own. Now Jamie’s attention is divided between a blooming romance and solving the crime which is haunting her.

Jamie begins to question the events that took place and exactly who could be behind the shooting. It was a devious mind. But who?

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<![CDATA[Into Faerie: The Star Child Novellas by Stephanie Keyes #coverreveal]]>Sun, 24 Jan 2016 23:53:29 GMThttp://www.inkspellpublishing.com/blog/into-faerie-the-star-child-novellas-by-stephanie-keyes-coverrevealFinally, here is your chance to get all The Star Child novellas in one place...and in PRINT. If you loved The Star Child Novels, this companion book is a MUST! You will get a look at two weddings and more information on Gabe. Perfect reading for fans of Gods, Goddesses, magic, and young love!
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I loved this short. A bit of a teaser to lead into the next book. Do not read if you don't start with the first book in the series. You will be lost. If you do, hurry up and get the first. Then join me in reading the next. Off to read! Enjoy!- Amazon reviewer
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For those who haven’t yet read The Star Child books I think this will, undoubtedly, whet their appetite for more. Escape for a while and visit the world that Stephanie Keyes has created – you will love it!- Amazon reviewer

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From Award Winning Author Stephanie Keyes, the Star Child Novellas are complete in one set. Travel with Kellen and Calienta as they plan their wedding in After Faerie. Get to meet Kellen’s best friend, Gabe in The Last Protector, and find out what happens when Gabe learns the truth about his life in Faerie Wedding. Each story is a small part of the Star Child world and give readers another look inside these brave friends and their lives.

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<![CDATA[Looking for a Sweet Reader and Author Conference? #SweetLife #lasVegas]]>Sat, 23 Jan 2016 01:07:49 GMThttp://www.inkspellpublishing.com/blog/looking-for-a-sweet-reader-and-author-conference-sweetlife-lasvegas
Sweet Life Author & Reader Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada

June 24 – 26, 2016
Sunset Station Hotel & Casino

A conference designed to celebrate the sweeter side of romance and fiction.

 We welcome all non-erotic genres from romance to inspirational to sci-fi/fantasy and young adult.

 Authors and readers can meet each other in an intimate setting. Perfect for those who prefer smaller crowds and for first time conference attendees to get their feet wet. People will not get lost in the shuffle.

 Writers’ Nook. A cozy writing den complete with writing mentors available to help new writers and established authors with the craft.
 Readers can get a taste for what the writing life is like.

 Fun, interactive events for readers and authors following formats used at other conferences in other cities that have proven to be extremely successful.

Are you tired of author/reader conferences that focus on the erotic and erotica aspects of literature?

Wish there was a conference where industry professionals and readers could have fun and mingle without being surrounded by overt sexuality?

​Then the Sweet Life Author & Reader Conference is for you! Please visit www.sllvc.com for more information and to register.
http://sllvc.com/ | @sweetlifeconflv | #SLLVC2016 | https://www.facebook.com/SweetLifeAuthorConference/

The Schedule & Pricing
Please note: the schedule/events are subject to change…

Friday, June 24, 2016
3:00p – 5:00p ~ Registration at pool with appetizers & cash bar (2 drink tickets)
5:00p – 7:00p ~ High Tea Party
Saturday, June 25, 2016
10:00a – 11:00a ~ Welcome and Keynote Speaker
11:00a – 12:00p ~ Build a Character Interactive Event
12:00p – 1:00p ~ LUNCH BREAK (on your own)
1:00p – 1:30p ~ Build a Story—One line at a time
1:30p – 2:00p ~ Madlibs
2:00p – 3:00p ~ Trivia Across the Genres
3:00p – 4:00p ~ Lip Sync Show tunes
4:00p – 5:00p ~ Improv Hour
6:00p – 8:00p ~ Decades Dinner
8:30p – ?? ~ PJ Party and Movie Night
Registration for the Event

Registration includes the hotel room, conference events and the following in regard to meals: appetizers at the registration pool party and two drinks from the bar (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), light snacks at the Friday tea party, snacks and beverages all day Saturday, as well as a catered dinner Saturday evening.

Event Registration Only is $200.00/person. (Includes all-access to events/workshops and provided meals. Attendee is responsible for booking their own hotel room. If attendees prefer we book the hotel room for them, cost of registration—including hotel cost—is $500.00.)

To register, please visit http://sllvc.com/registration/ and use the Paypal buttons available.
The hotel: Sunset Station Hotel & Casino | 1301 W Sunset Rd, Henderson, NV 89014 | https://sunsetstation.sclv.com/ Use Conference Code SCILIFE to get conference rate.
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<![CDATA[Knockout Love by Susan V. Vaughn #contemporary #romance #coverreveal]]>Wed, 20 Jan 2016 01:35:02 GMThttp://www.inkspellpublishing.com/blog/knockout-love-by-susan-v-vaughn-contemporary-romance-coverrevealFinding love where you least expect it...it sort of surprises you. Sneaks up on you, even while you are fighting against it, it pushes at you and opens your eyes. Best of all, it can make you a better person. That's just the kind of love and romance in Susan V. Vaughn's up-coming release....check it out!
She just might be the woman of his dreams….

Maggie Heugan has her life all planned out, from her engagement to a handsome doctor, to her perfect nursing career. Then why does a chance meeting with a captivating stranger, have her questioning everything she has ever known?

Pro wrestler, Sean Miller is on a fast track to his destiny, until an unexpected injury derails his course. Now he can’t refrain from chasing the enticingly beautiful Nurse Maggie, when she just might hold the key to healing him in more ways than one.

For these two conflicted lovers, life spirals out of control, when Love collides with destiny.

Best of all...it's up for pre-order. Buy it today and it will magically appear on your reader on release day! Only $2.99!!

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About the Author:
Romance Author, Susan Vaughn understood the meaning of sarcasm before she could walk.  Her childhood in the suburbs of Detroit was spent mainly trying to outwit her six creative siblings.  When she wasn’t working on the next soul crushing jab, she sharpened her imagination on romantic literature and day dreamed about her knight in shining armor.

It didn’t take long for this hairdresser by trade to turn her passion for reading romances into writing her own unique love stories.  Susan lives her life finding laughter in all situations, and delights in marrying sarcasm with romance to create realistic falling-in-love stories in the unlikeliest of scenarios.  
Susan lives on the shores of Lake Huron with her real life knight in shining armor and enjoys watching their three children learn the art of sarcasm and wit.

www.susanvvaughn.com
Twitter handle: @susanvaughn1124
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/susan.vereeckevaughn

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<![CDATA[A Faerie Wedding by Stephanie Keyes #thestarchild #coverreveal]]>Mon, 18 Jan 2016 00:41:52 GMThttp://www.inkspellpublishing.com/blog/a-faerie-wedding-by-stephanie-keyes-thestarchild-coverrevealWhen Stephanie Keyes first released The Star Child, we had no idea how much everyone would fall for Kellen. Recently The Star Child received first place in the Rossetti award. And now we have a new novella in the series coming out next month! Picture

Gabe Stewart has everything he ever wanted. Mortal Earth is safe. He’s a super-hero Protector whose best friend is within telepathic shouting distance. And then there’s his soul-mate, Singer. He knew right away she was the one he’d been waiting for.
 
But Gabe’s world shatters when Singer professes she doesn’t love him. On top of that, his mother admits she’s been messing with his memory making him doubt everything he’s ever known. And just when it seems things can’t get any worse, his best friend in the whole freaking world, Kellen St. James, wants Gabe to stop being his Protector. Being a Protector is who Gabe is. What will happen if he’s not standing between the prince and danger?
 
When the man who’s sacrificed his freedom is faced with life alone, which path will he choose? Will he remain the last Protector? Or will he finally get the happy ending he deserves?
 
*A Faerie Wedding is a companion novella--intended to be read after the other books in the series. It is a New Adult novel and features adult language and situations.


Now available for preorder. Get your copy today and it will be automatically delivered on release day!

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​** Just for you... check back here next Monday for a special Star Child treat!

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<![CDATA[Happy Book Birthday to Tiger Lily #newrelease #yaparanormalromance]]>Wed, 13 Jan 2016 01:08:41 GMThttp://www.inkspellpublishing.com/blog/happy-book-birthday-to-tiger-lily-newrelease-yaparanormalromancePicture
Inkspell loves nothing more than a new release! Each time a book comes out, we feel so excited to share this new endeavor with you! Today is another one of those wonderful days. Books can take you to another place and time...but with today's release...we are going beyond the veil...to life after death.

​So grab Tiger Lily and join us for the party!!




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To make this even more special...NY Times Bestselling author of the Charley Davidson series says about Tiger Lily........

"First Wende Dikec grabs you with her fresh writing, then she keeps you in the throes of her story with an incredible voice and a gifted talent for spinning tales that will amaze and delight. I am stunned. Tiger Lily will consume you, and before you know it you are fighting for air yet begging for more. You've been warned!"

Isn't that a fun recommendation to read this book???


Blurb: Lily Madison thought dying because of a bad manicure was the worst thing that could happen. She was wrong.

Waking up in the hospital and realizing she’s being stalked by an entire herd of naughty little ghosts turns her entire world upside down. She begins to doubt her own sanity until she realizes she isn’t alone. A Goth girl, named Zoe, can see the ghosts, too.

Most of the ghosts look like fuzzy blobs, but one is not blobby at all. He’s a very hot, very annoying dead guy named Nick. Although they dislike each other on sight, Nick soon realizes Lily is his only hope. With the help of Zoe and Mr. Wan, the manicurist who almost killed her, she has only days to get Nick and the other ghosts back where they belong or the whole world will be in terrible danger.

But sending the ghosts back means saying goodbye to Nick forever, and Lily isn’t sure she’ll ever be able to let him go.

EXCERPT:
“I’m your last resort?”

“Kind of.” He shoved his hands into his pockets. “Look, I don’t like this any more than you do. Girls like you annoy me.”

“Girls like me?”

He looked me up and down, from my headband embellished with crocheted daisies, to my white blouse and buttercup-yellow skirt. He had on his usual black t-shirt and jeans. Those must have been the clothes he’d died in. I could see part of a tattoo on his right arm, peeking out from under the sleeve of his t-shirt. He looked like the kind of person who might have tattoos in other places too. The thought of those other places made me blush.

“See what I mean?” His mouth curved into a naughty smile. “You’d never be caught dead with a guy like me.”


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National award winning author Wende Dikec writes Young Adult speculative fiction with romantic and humorous elements. An avid traveler who spent many years abroad, she now lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband, three sons, a puppy named Capone, and a very well used espresso machine.
She can be found on the web at www.wendedikec.com.

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<![CDATA[Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!]]>Thu, 24 Dec 2015 15:30:14 GMThttp://www.inkspellpublishing.com/blog/merry-christmas-and-happy-new-yearPicture
From our home to yours.... We wish you all the best during this holiday season. The readers, authors, and friends...you are the reason Inkspell has been able to put out some amazing books this year. We've had many new authors who've shared their talents with us, as well as some heartwarming familiar tales. I've shed tears reading some stories and laughed aloud at others.

From everyone at Inkspell, we wish you a fabulous Merry Christmas and an awesome New Year.... and if you think this year was amazing.... just you wait and see!!


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<![CDATA[Happy Book Birthday- Blood Moon by Kristy Centeno  #newrelease #paranormalYA]]>Sun, 20 Dec 2015 02:46:25 GMThttp://www.inkspellpublishing.com/blog/happy-book-birthday-blood-moon-by-kristy-centeno-newrelease-paranormalyaPicture
​Ms. Centeno's Secrets of the Moon Saga is better than Twilight. I love the twins... two hot young shifters who are snarky but uber protective.

The Rousseau
 
family has secrets but they are determined to do what it takes to protect the one person who can possibly cure one of their own. Marjorie never saw herself as different, but after the many attacks on her life... she's realized that she didn't know much about herself or her family. And even though she's fallen for Kyran, she can't trust him or his family after they hid the reason they first befriended her. 

But now the target is on the Rousseaus... can they survive?? A must read for fans of Secrets of the Moon.... (I have to be honest... I cried and of course, Ms. Centeno leaves us waiting for the answers to what will happen next!)


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The mystery deepens…but the truth slowly begins to unravel.


In the midst of an impending war, comradeships will be forged, relationships mended, and bonds strengthened.

We’re closer to dismantling the alpha’s plan now than ever before, but when tragedy strikes, our commitment to a cause kept alive for the memory of our loved ones will be tested. Our ties tried. Our sanity preyed upon.

Darkness will shadow our lives. A common goal, however, can help us move forward.

Can we pick up the pieces long enough to ensure a future for Marjorie? Or will another loss be the evil that breaks me?

EXCERPT:
I focus on my surroundings as I go, listening for any warning of danger. But what I hear instead is the unmistakable sign of distress. Alexis is in trouble. Fear unlike any I have ever known takes a hold of me and I pick up pace, overwhelming my body’s capacity with the extra effort. Trees become blurry images of green and brown as I flash on by. I run, jumping over fallen logs, landing swiftly on my legs before continuing on. I let nothing stop me. Not the threat of other wolves nearby. Not the signals of protests I receive from my brain in an attempt to warn me to take things slower as I am hurt and losing a lot of blood. 

I can’t stop now. 

Alexis is close enough I can already smell his favorite cologne in the air, blowing in my face. But then I hear it. There’s no mistaking the sound of snapping bones. Hot searing pain spreads through me as if I’ve been speared by a sizzling poker stick. My steps falter and I end up smashing my left shoulder into a large oak tree in front of me, which causes it to pop out of place. The air is knocked out of my lungs and I fall to my knees, struggling to catch my breath. My ears perk up in a vain attempt to pick up on any signs from my twin, but all they note is the silence.


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​About the Author:

Kristy Centeno is the author of the Secrets of the Moon saga and Keeper Witches series.

She has always had a passion for books and after years of being an avid reader, she decided to transform her desire to write into a reality and thus, her first novel was born. When she’s not busy taking care of her five children or holding down the fort, she finds time to sit and do what she loves the most: writing.

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