Sunday, January 19, 2014

Book: I'll Be Seeing You Through Time

Hello, I just finished a novella called I'll Be Seeing You Through Time: The Dimension Keepers, by Jennifer Conner. It's a cute story involving a couple living in 1942. When Glenn goes off to war right after proposing to Jewel, he dies at sea, or does he?

Jewel mourns him, but in actuality, Glenn is walking around in 2013. Is there a way to get back to her? She's on the brink of despair, thinking of ending it all. Glenn is desperate to get her a message.

This is a short, fast reader, an enjoyable, romantic story worth checking out for those who love romantic time travel stories.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

A Secret Place, a novel by Chet Bogar

Set in the mid-nineteenth century in Brazil and Florida, this is a fast-paced story with depth. War and revolution are the backdrop, and the world of this tale is well-written. Mr. Bogar develops superb characters, ones we get to know and love or hate. Suspense carries the plot, making readers wonder what will happen next. The underlying spirituality of the book adds great substance and gives one much food for thought. The ending is surprising and emotionally moving. For an adventurous, historical novel, I'd recommend giving this one a look.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Welcome to author Emma Calin

Hello, Emma, congratulations on the forthcoming contemporary romance, Shannon's Law. Tell us a little about it.

Emma: This is the second in my ‘Passion Patrol Series’ - steamy action-romances that feature sassy female cops who solve crimes, catch crooks and always get their man.

Wild child inner city cop Shannon Aguerri walks a dangerous line between her methods and justice. When the bosses lose their nerve, after yet another maverick mission, she is transferred to green pastures to play out the role of a routine village cop. When she encounters signs of people and drug trafficking she homes in on serious millionaire criminals.  As a loner she has attracted men but nothing has stuck. When she meets Spencer, the hunky and widowed Earl of Bloxington, there is an immediate rapport between them. Their social differences mean nothing to their passion and need.  Already in the mix is an upper class female rival – who has long plotted her way into the Earl's bed. The jealousy is an evil shade of green and the anger is a violent scarlet.  Often inhibited by a sense of duty and honour, Spencer is slow to reveal his feelings. When Shannon confronts him with the need to choose between her word and that of her rival, he does not immediately support her. All the same, when they are forced together to carry out a desperate rescue mission, their love is stronger than everything ranged against them.

Shannon’s Law USA  Shannon's Law UK
(Pre-order paperback only at this stage)

I will be revealing snippets from the story, photos of places and people that inspired the venues and characters on Pinterest during my pre-launch book tour.  There are already some scrap-book cuttings posted:

There is also news about the book on Facebook:
(‘Likes’ are always appreciated.....)

I’m having two launch parties “Afternoon Tea At Bloxington Manor”. The first is online on the 28th February on Facebook and the second is LIVE at the English stately home that inspired the home of my hero on Sunday 2nd March.  A local favourite venue for me, Avington Park in Hampshire is steeped in history and tradition. (Think genuine Palladian style rather than Downton Abbey neo-Jacobean). The private owners have kindly agreed to open up for us with a tour of the house and then tea and cake – oh and launch the book of course!

Shannon’s Law Cover Reveal Draw
$30/£20 Amazon voucher
A pair of tickets to my Avington Park Launch Party 2nd March (UK only)
3 Advanced Review Copies of Shannon’s Law

EVERY entrant will receive a FREE gift of an audiobook of my short story Escape to Love.

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About Emma Calin:

Emma Calin was born in London in 1962. She currently lives in France and the UK.
She has been writing since childhood and has won numerous local, national and international prizes for poetry and short stories.
"Knockout!" is the first of the “Passion Patrol Series” a stand-alone love story set against a backdrop of international gambling corruption and deception. Interpol cop Anna Leyton finds herself torn between love and duty when her professional and private life intersects.  This book is now available in both paperback and Kindle formats.
“The Love in a Hopeless Place Collection” is a bargain anthology of 5 short stories and novelettes, available in paperback and digital formats.
"Sub-Prime" is a prize-winning hard hitting short story about courage, exploitation and love. It is a raw and brutal exposé of life at the bottom in the aftermath of recession.
"The Chosen" is also a short story,  set in modern times where working people struggle to keep their dreams alive. A world where the promise of love motivates desperate measures.
“Escape To Love” is a 'novelette' (longer than a short story but shorter than a novella), a gritty urban romance with suspense and mystery but a love story at it's core. 
“Angela” a short story about a late-night taxi journey.

“Love in a Hopeless Place” a novelette about a middle-aged woman striving to find her true identity.
Amazon links to books by Emma Calin
(Pre-order paperback only at this stage) page:
Emma Calin Website:

For this cover release every commenter will receive an audiobook of Emma's short story "Escape to Love." Emma will be awarding a $30 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour, another commenter will receive two tickets to the live launch (UK only), and three randomly chosen commenter will receive an ARC of SHANNON'S LAW.
Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: