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L. M. Wood Cover Reveal

| May 17, 2013

Here’s the new cover for L.M. Wood’s novel Awakening. Please visit L.M.’s website at http://eternallynow.wordpress.com or you can buy Awakening at Amazon.

Awakening by L. M. Wood

 

An eternal love, an ancient enemy, an impossible choice…

Each of us lives two lives simultaneously: the one we put on when we enter this passing existence we call reality, and the one eternally ours. Throughout our lives the paths of our separate selves cross occasionally, and our current self might nod in acknowledgement to who she once was, as if to an old acquaintance she can barely recall. As long as these contacts remain but a whisper of a memory, a dream we wake up from each morning, we manage to coexist in a single body. But it is a limited existence, this separateness from our true selves, this denial we are more than the reflection our physical eyes perceive in the mirror. Sometimes though the whispers, the memories, the reminders that come to us in dreams refuse to be silenced. It is then we must choose between the simple security of clinging to the belief our lives began but a brief count of days and years ago, or awaken to the truth. We are more than this single world can hold. Our memories extend far back into a past we are barely capable of conceiving.

At times we awaken to the knowledge we left unfinished business in the wake of our previous passing. We loved then. We made friends… and enemies. It is these tasks left undone that haunt us today. It is the love we lost yet still long for who invades our dreams, and the enemy we fled but still hunts us that plays a starring role in our nightmares. During our waking hours our vigilance keeps them at bay, but at night when we sleep we let down our guard and they come to us, passing through the veil separating our current existence from our past.

This is the story of Mary Kate, a young woman, an ordinary teen, who assumes her dreams of a past lover are simply dreams, and her nightmares of an ancient enemy who still stalks her to this day are merely an unpleasant side effect of her vivid imagination. But the dreams she’s always dreamed at night won’t go away. She never out-grew them despite everyone’s promise she would. Now they’re worse than ever (or better than ever, the happy dreams anyway,of a young love, an eternal love). They’re more vivid, more seductive to her sleeping self, so real he sometimes seems to follow her back to her waking world. But there’s a price for her escalating fantasies, because when she surrenders to the joy of her dreams, other darker memories are then free to surface in their wake. He comes to her too under cover of night; her ancient enemy who she escaped last time beneath the forgetfulness of death. But he’s back too and her nightmares are intensifying along with her dreams. She can no longer find comfort in her parents’ room at night, the way she did when she was a little girl.

Her parents can’t help her now. Whatever awaits her under the cover of night and across the divide of death is between the three of them: her former self, the man she still loves, and the enemy who hates them both. Maybe her grandmother can help her. She knows about such things. But Mary Kate must first summon the courage to confide her deepest secret. Her dreams and nightmares no longer go away when she wakes up They somehow discovered a way across the barrier separating sleep from consciousness. Now they sometimes come back with her to her real world. But is the life she knows her real life and her dreams the illusion, or is it the other way around? She can no longer be certain.

When in desperation Mary Kate confides in her grandmother, she takes no comfort from grandmother’s advice she must find her own way, and come to understand her own truths. Particularly when Mary Kate has no idea where to even begin the search for her own way, let alone discover the truths hidden there. But she knows whatever secrets remain buried beneath a past she can only recall bits and pieces of, she better find them fast. Somehow she recognizes one truth with certainty. She’s running out of time.

They’re coming for her…ready or not…

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D. Marcus Webb, Sr. Cover Reveal

| May 16, 2013

Here’s the cover I just finished for author D. Marcus Webb, Sr. I’ll post the blurb and website URL once they’re ready.

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Matthew Jenks Hearth Episode 4 Cover Reveal

| May 16, 2013

Here’s the cover for Hearth Episode 4 by Matthew Jenks.

Hearth by Matthew Jenks

“- A man with no memory…
– A woman with strange dreams…
– An orphan girl, all alone in the world…

Three lost souls, brought together by fate, journey across the Christmas landscape of New York City, seeking answers to an unfolding and ever-growing mystery, watched over by Sister Regina, the head of the Convent where they are staying. As they begin to find answers, as they begin to discover more and more clues to Lauren and Brinn’s identities, something stalks them – an ancient and deadly Evil from before the dawn of recorded history. A clock is ticking now, and they must solve the mystery of their origins and who they are soon. For it is not just they and everyone around them who are threatened; the entire fate of humanity and of two worlds is in peril, unless they find answers, and find answers soon.

 

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M. W. Parres Cover Reveal

| May 5, 2013

 

Shades of Retribution by M. W. Parres

For most of us, violent retribution is something we hear about but aren’t personally affected by. It only happens to others. Or so we believe.

Sean Callahan, a 32-year-old company labor relations practitioner was about to learn otherwise. He was becoming an object of unwanted attention.

It started when he accepted a job in the heart of Dixie, placing him at odds with a renegade Teamster Union local that didn’t hesitate to use intimidation, bombing, and guns to settle differences. Sean had reason to sweat their madness.

In the meantime, trouble was brewing with his female friend, whose ex-Navy pilot husband was shot down, tortured, and killed by Viet Cong guerrillas. She was great fun in the beginning, but her shaky mental state and deteriorating stability became a threat.
These thorny developments had Sean filled with a sense of foreboding. He was caged in his own thriller, replete with mystery and suspense.

Not all was bad.

Sean’s quest to find the right woman for romance, marriage, and family was gradually coming to fruition. And she was a beauty, with a fine character, a healthy interest in sex, and deftness with a .41 S&W Magnum revolver, critically needed to fight the challenge of grisly retribution. Was her presence enough to save the day and a shared future?

Now available at Amazon.com!

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| May 1, 2013

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Mimi Riser Cover Reveal

| April 30, 2013

Here’s the new cover for Mimi Riser’s upcoming novel All Fired Up! Blurb coming soon. Visit Mimi online at http://MimiRiser.com for the release date.

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New promo site for romance authors

| April 29, 2013

If you write romance check out Great Romance Promotions. It’s a new site for promoting your novels. You can learn more about them on this page. They’re offering blog tours, lists of editors and cover designers and more! The next blog tour is on May 6-11 and it’s called the Pink Slip and Glass Slipper Blog Tour.

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Dawn Mattox Cover Reveal – The Advocate Series

| April 29, 2013

I just finished the covers for the upcoming series by Dawn Mattox titled The Advocate. Dawn’s website will be live soon and when it is I’ll add the link here. Blurbs coming soon too!

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THE ADVOCATE SERIES

When love has betrayed you,

Family and Friends forsaken you—

Forced to choose between violence and the grinding wheels of justice,

There stands  —The Advocate

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THE ADVOCATE-Special Victims Unit

Book One

Born of a Hell’s Angel and a Flower Child,  Sunny McLane—Advocate for victims of rape and domestic violence— is stalked by her ex husband, a vicious outlaw biker. Struggling with gut-wrenching terror, worldly  temptations and a horrific past—even as she exhorts victims to find faith and strength in themselves, and in  God.

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THE ADVOCATE – Satanic Ritual Abuse

Book Two

Sunny McLane,  victim Advocate at the District Attorney’s Office, is tasked with the invisible caseload—Ritual Abuse— survivors of abhorrent crimes that the justice system, the news, and mental health, denies exists. Who can she trust?  Her life spinning out of control, a bounty placed on her life by her ex husband, an outlaw biker. Where is God?

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THE ADVOCATE – §5150

Book Three

Follow The Advocate on Sunny’s wildest ride yet, working in  Psychiatric Crisis with suicidal and homicidal patients.  Cut them lose, institutionalize them, or send them to jail?  Choices have consequences.  Faith is tested to the extreme, love hangs in the balance.  Only God knows what lies ahead.

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Matthew Jenks Hearth Episode 3 Cover Reveal

| April 28, 2013

Here’s the cover for Hearth Episode 3 by Matthew Jenks.

Hearth by Matthew Jenks

“- A man with no memory…
– A woman with strange dreams…
– An orphan girl, all alone in the world…

Three lost souls, brought together by fate, journey across the Christmas landscape of New York City, seeking answers to an unfolding and ever-growing mystery, watched over by Sister Regina, the head of the Convent where they are staying. As they begin to find answers, as they begin to discover more and more clues to Lauren and Brinn’s identities, something stalks them – an ancient and deadly Evil from before the dawn of recorded history. A clock is ticking now, and they must solve the mystery of their origins and who they are soon. For it is not just they and everyone around them who are threatened; the entire fate of humanity and of two worlds is in peril, unless they find answers, and find answers soon.

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Kimberly Douglas Cover Reveal

| April 28, 2013

This is a customized pre-designed cover that I just finished for author Kimberly Douglas!

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Alice Duncan Cover Reveal

| April 24, 2013

Here’s the cover for Alice Duncan’s upcoming audiobook.

One Bright Morning

Young  widow Maggie Bright had her hands full raising a baby daughter and running a farm with no one to help except her lazy drunk of a hired hand. The last thing she needed was a bullet-ridden, half-dead stranger riding into her front yard!

As she nursed Jubal Green back to life, Maggie found him by turns enchanting, stubborn, caring, and handsome as sin–but most of all, dangerous. For the dire circumstances that had brought Jubal to Maggie’s door were also likely to jeopardize the peace they had begun to find in each other’s arms.

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Ted Tayler Cover Reveal

| April 17, 2013

I’ve just finished the cover for Ted Tayler’s book The Final Straw. You can visit Ted online at http://www.tedtayler.co.uk. Here’s the blurb about the book:

 

The Final Straw by Ted Tayler

An only child, unloved and unwanted by his parents, Colin Bailey is a bitter, emotionally damaged young man, hell bent on exacting a bloody revenge on anyone who has prevented him becoming the person he believes he might have been.

What sets Colin apart is his intellect and meticulous planning. Detective Phil Hounsell pursues his man relentlessly while trying to prevent the small town in which he works sliding further and further into the grip of two rival gangs.

A devastating event in Colin’s life provides the final straw that heralds a bloodbath.

Can Phil prevent it happening or will he too be a victim?

 

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Matthew Jenks Cover Reveal

| April 16, 2013

I just finished the cover for Hearth Episode 2! Visit author Matthew R. Jenks at http://mrjenks.wordpress.com to learn more about Hearth!

Hearth by Matthew Jenks

“- A man with no memory…
– A woman with strange dreams…
– An orphan girl, all alone in the world…

Three lost souls, brought together by fate, journey across the Christmas landscape of New York City, seeking answers to an unfolding and ever-growing mystery, watched over by Sister Regina, the head of the Convent where they are staying. As they begin to find answers, as they begin to discover more and more clues to Lauren and Brinn’s identities, something stalks them – an ancient and deadly Evil from before the dawn of recorded history. A clock is ticking now, and they must solve the mystery of their origins and who they are soon. For it is not just they and everyone around them who are threatened; the entire fate of humanity and of two worlds is in peril, unless they find answers, and find answers soon.

 

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Alice Duncan Cover Reveal

| April 15, 2013

Here’s a new cover I just completed for Alice Duncan for her upcoming ebook and audiobook.

 

Lost Among the Angels by Alice Duncan

Mercy Allcutt, Boston Brahmin, wants to experience life in all its grittiness. How better than by working for a down-on-his luck PI in Hollywood? Once she discovers what PI actually stands for, she knows Mr. Ernest Templeton is the boss for her.

Raised in the ivory tower of proper Boston, when well-bred Mercy gets a job with Ernest Templeton, Private Investigator, she’s ecstatic. Ernie, a jaded ex-cop, is incredulous. Together, they must cope with a stray child, kidnapping, blackmail, murder, a toy poodle, a vamp, a stalker, Mercy’s overactive imagination and Ernie’s strong protective streak. Throw in a speakeasy, Chinatown, and a couple of down-and-dirty criminals, and Mercy and Ernie are in for a drama that will put the motion picture industry to shame . . . if they can survive long enough to tell the story.

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Elaine Joyce Cover Reveal

| April 10, 2013

I just finished this cover for Elaine Joyce. She was a winner in my April 1st Drawing. You can learn more about Elaine’s books on her website at http://www.chartonscorner.com/elaine-joyce.html

Dead Men Do Tell Tales by Elaine Joyce

Mona Da Vinci, owner of Oakbrook’s DaVinci Funeral Home looked forward to a quiet summer.

Her son would spend the summer with his dad, so she’ll have time for herself. It’s not like the small town has a high death rate.

Who knew her plans would be shot all to hell. Her best friend’s father disappears on his way to a yearly fishing trip. One of her employees is killed and it appears he may have been involved in drugs or trafficking of illegal immigrants.  Her ex announces he is getting married again and to top it off , there is something strange about her handsome new employee.

Should she believe his claim that he talks to dead people? Then, there is that attraction to the man that she hasn’t felt in too long a time. She has a feeling her planned quiet summer will be anything but.

 

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Dora Gonzalez Cover Reveal

| April 9, 2013

I’ve just finished this cover for author Dora Gonzalez. You can visit her website at http://weblightdreams.synthasite.com to find out more information about her books!

 

Beastly Desires by Dora Gonzalez

Ethan is a werewolf, a fact he has been able to hide well for the last ten years due to a magical amulet he wears. But one day the amulet is stolen.

Bodies start to appear in the city park torn to shreds. Has he lost control and indulged in his beastly desires or is there something else that goes bump in the night?

Derek has a secret of his own, he works for The Origins, ruthless enforcers that track down the supernatural. His job is to kill the young werewolf, but he is quickly drawn in by Ethan, unable to ignore the passion they share.

Can he truly protect Ethan from the organization he works for? And can he protect him from the real killer?

 

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Matthew R. Jenks Cover Reveal

| April 8, 2013

I just finished doing this new cover for author Matthew R. Jenks. This is the first episode in Hearth. Check out his blog at mrjenks.wordpress.com and stay tuned for upcoming episodes of Hearth!

Hearth by Matthew Jenks

“- A man with no memory…
– A woman with strange dreams…
– An orphan girl, all alone in the world…

Three lost souls, brought together by fate, journey across the Christmas landscape of New York City, seeking answers to an unfolding and ever-growing mystery, watched over by Sister Regina, the head of the Convent where they are staying. As they begin to find answers, as they begin to discover more and more clues to Lauren and Brinn’s identities, something stalks them – an ancient and deadly Evil from before the dawn of recorded history. A clock is ticking now, and they must solve the mystery of their origins and who they are soon. For it is not just they and everyone around them who are threatened; the entire fate of humanity and of two worlds is in peril, unless they find answers, and find answers soon.

 

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Cassandra Curtis Cover Reveal

| April 6, 2013

Cassandra Curtis was the winner of the Premium eBook Cover for the month of April 2013. She was very available to answer emails and I was able to create a cover she loved in only three days. Here’s what she said about the finished cover.

“OMG!!!! This is the prettiest cover, the most compelling cover I’ve ever had. Wow! Thank you so much, Melissa. I dearly love it.” Cassandra Curtis

Here’s her new cover for Compulsion.

Compulsion by Cassandra Curtis

Lindsay Dannon has a dirty little secret. While she hides behind her plain and proper image at work, a wanton woman with a rich fantasy life lurks beneath the surface. The thrill of sex in public places, and the risk of exposure, is a compulsive itch she knows only one man can scratch—her boss, Jack Randolph.

The company’s “no tolerance” policy on interoffice dating is the only thing stopping her. Good thing Jack created the rules, because he’s determined to make all of Lindsay’s sexual fantasies come true…

 

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