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Monday, October 14, 2013

One Year Anniversay of Deception Peak by Dianne Lynn Gardner

Just around the corner, we see it.  Out of the forest, across the plains, a wondrous mountain of mystery...

Welcome to the world Dianne Lynn Gardner has created!  A magical adventure for young adults and the young at heart.  Journey into another world, feel the grass between your toes, and hear the wind's beautiful song that calls to the heart of everyone.  It is there if you only believe.

But who is Dianne?  She is an author and illustrator, a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators as well as the National League of American Pen Women. She writes young adult fantasy novels and articles for national magazines. With a flare for art and a hand for the pen, she combines both together to bring alive her worlds of fantasy.

Meet Ian, Abbi, and more as they journey through a portal to another world. While Ian's father attempts to find himself in the new world, Ian finds himself lost trying to grow into a man. What are the battles they must face?  It is a world of wonder caught in the midst of a growing evil that not only threatens the portal world, but all worlds.  Will Ian find his father?  Will the dragon be defeated?  Pick up a copy and find out the truth.

Newly edited, Deception Peak is celebrating its one year anniversary.  So join the fun, buy the book, and let Dianne know how much you love it.  You won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Under The Bed Across The World

Coming in September!

Under the Bed Across the World, Rose’s poignant account of her journey from
incest and addiction into recovery, is both tragic and humorous. Her
account of how her sexually abusive Jewish father divided her loyalty
between him, her mother, and herself provides a microcosm for how sexual
abuse and addiction destroy the human family.  By confronting her past,
Rose sheds her loyalty to her abusive relatives and creates her own unique
family unit through international adoption.  The memoir raises the
question: Can contentment be found after departure from the quagmire of

Author Rose Candis lives with her daughter Erica, fiance Patrick, step-daughter
Lucy and two cats in Kentucky. She has a private psychotherapy practice
where she specializes in eating disorders and trauma. In 2011, Rose
returned to China in search of Erica’s birth mother. Since that time, their
story has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Pulitzer
Center for Crisis reporting. Rose met with the Executive Congressional
Commission on China in DC three times from 2012-2013 to encourage reform
for more transparent adoptions in China.

Coming in September!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Tasty Summer Reads – Cabbage Rolls, Tasty Tomato Sauce, Rice, and Moscow Salad

Thanks goes to Tony Acree,  author of the Amazon Bestselling novel The Hand Of God, for inviting me to participate in a Tasty Summer Reads Blog Hop.  Food does play a part in my mystery ‘Without A Conscious…’ ( digital and audible).  Part of the mystery occurs at a Russian restaurant.  In actuality it is one of my favorite places to eat. Though the name in the book is a little different, the real place that inspired it is Taste Of Europe.  If you are in the Dallas/Arlington area you might check them out.

Here is the blog hop general blurb:

Welcome to the Tasty Summer Reads Blog Hop! Each participant invites a number of others to answer five questions about a recent or forthcoming release, and a recipe that fits with it. Links to the participants I have invited may be found in a while, just above the extract and recipe. Their contributions should be in place soon after this, so check out their blogs over the next few days.

Tasty questions? You be the judge.

1)      When writing are you a snacker? If so, sweet or salty?

Though I eat most anything, I tend not to eat while I write.  Why? Each bite I take I like to savor the food, and since I cannot focus on it and write, I tend not to do it. My writing is all consuming.

2)      Are you an outliner or someone who writes by the seat of their pants? And are they real pants or jammies?

My brain knows the difference, and it is not any fun if I already know all the details. I tend to know the beginning of the story and the end, but the rest is filled in by human intuition and is character driven.  ‘Without A Conscious…’ is the first in a series of five books.  The second book in the mystery is ‘…Thought That’s Thin…’.  Each title of the five books combines to form a sentence that is used as a final clue in the fifth book, so the first two are ‘Without a conscious thought that’s thin…’.  The main character Cliff has to put them all together.

Real pants or not, it makes no difference to me. When I start to write, the rest of the world fades away.

3)     When cooking, do you follow a recipe or do you wing it?

I tend to wing things, but have found you have to know something about what you are doing to make it good.  Ask my wife.  Although I have created some cool stuff, sometimes winging it drops like a rock.  I learned this recently when my wife hurt her knee and could not get around well for about eight weeks.  As a dutiful husband I took over the kitchen duties, and low and behold, discovered some major differences in our personalities.  If enough people encourage me, I might even write about it. J

4)      What is next for you after this book?

I am currently working with ‘Thought That’s Thin’, the second book in the five book mystery. Jonna’s eyes open wider as he learns more about his murdered grandmother even as he is trying to attend her funeral. The mystery gets deeper, dark characters emerge, and a twist of fate wraps around Jonna’s life with strangling force.

Hydra Publications also published ‘The Wall Outside’ a fantasy about magic, elves, oh my, and I am working on its sequel ‘Partition Majik’.

I have a third book, ‘Ivan’, a scifi adventure, also in edits. Who wouldn’t like a UCT, universal computer tech, who travels the galaxy, but can’t seem to stay out of trouble?  One of my readers have called it edgy, retro, steampunkish, and very cool.

5)      Last question…on a level of one being slightly naughty and ten being whoo hoo steamy, how would you rate your book?

Without A Conscious…’ (digital and audible) has passion and adventure without going rated R. It is seen through the eyes of Cliff Fulton, a college student, with his thoughts and emotions dealing with the murder of his grandmother, being hunted by an assassin, and protecting those he loves.  In the midst of this he meets Penny, whose actions threaten to tear Cliff’s heart apart. Five stars would best describe the question asked here.

I am tagging (look for their names shortly):

A sample from ‘Without A Conscous…’ 

The photo stared up at him; it was the picture of an older woman lying under a bridge.  The light green sweatshirt, sweat pants, and bright white tennis shoes appeared clean and new, with the camera making sure the face was shown.  Not only that, but it showed her dead.
                Time stopped as the meaning of the photo slammed into his conscious mind.  This could not be real; it did not even feel real.  It was a movie one watched on television, or a play portrayed at the theatre, or a . . . the seconds stretched out as time waited patiently, taunting him with a reality that he refused to believe.  In the background the kitchen ceiling fan rattled, its repetitive singing lulling him into limbo . . .

********* Finally The Recipe! *********

Cliff Fulton enjoys the cabbage rolls, tasty tomato sauce, rice, and moscow salad, but where did the idea for this exquisite dish come from? Taste Of Europe in Arlington, TX featured on the food network! My wife and I met Guy Fieri at the filming!

Cabbage Rolls: Ground beef and chicken specially prepared with rice and carrots wrapped in cabbage leaves and cooked in tomato sauce. It is served with rice. (I like to add the moscow salad!)

After talking with the owners, they are sending their special recipe. However, in the meantime, check out the one listed on the Food Network. Cabbage Rolls Recipe

Thanks for reading!
James William Peercy

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Into The Spiral - New Cover Reveal!

Looking for something new and exciting?  Take a look at the new cover from author friend Erin Danzer
Want to know more?  Check down the page and see what's in store!

What's it all about?
Fifteen-year-old Veronica “Ronnie” Lambert wants to get out from under her older brother’s shadow. When Ronnie gets a tattoo and then is struck by lightning, she suddenly finds herself able to see and hear things in shadows that don’t appear to others. Then Ronnie meets Gavin Clearwater, the hot new guy in all of her classes and finds out he can see and hear the same things she can.
Gavin tells her about the Spiral Defenders, a group of warriors that travels through space and time to defend the planets of the Spiral. After meeting the Commander of the Spiral Defenders and realizing his intentions might not be pure, Ronnie struggles between following her destiny to become a Spiral Defender and trying to regain the life she had before being struck by lightning.
Where to find it:

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list!
About the Author:

Erin Danzer wrote her first book at 10-years-old for a Young Authors competition, where she was awarded an Honorable Mention and discovered a passion for the written word. She’s written several novels and short stories since that spark ignited. Into the Spiral is the first of a four book series. In addition to her novels, Erin writes a monthly short story serial, The Cassandra Serafin Chronicles, posting alternately on her blog and in Literary Lunes bi-monthly online magazine. Erin resides in Racine, Wisconsin, with her husband, two children, and their cat.
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