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Bird Of Prey by Danielle-Claude Ngontang Mba

Cover Reveals Posted on Fri, August 23, 2013 13:40:21

– Bird Of Prey

Series – Sémya Slotin Mystery #1

Author – Danielle-Claude Ngontang Mba

Genre – Mystery Romance

Publication Date – November
25th 2013

Publisher – Ever After Edition

Cover Artist – Danielle-Claude
Ngontang Mba


This was
supposed to be an easy case…

Sémya Slotin had
spent the last three years living in London with her best friend Polliannah
Koch staying away from solving cases. After Hawaii, she was taking a break from
puzzles, cases and mysteries that could potentially get her killed. Instead, she had been doing her second and
third favorite things, drinking and selling expensive vintage wines and having
earthshattering sex with the mysterious, sexy, beautiful but ever so secretive
Josh Heinz. Life in London was good….until her funds ran out. Too much wine
drinking, not enough wine selling!

When fashion
designer and adoptive mother, Annika Slotin, summoned her back to Paris to hire
her for what Sémya considered being the easiest case of her amateur sleuth
career, all she could think of and seeing was money signs and a well-deserved
Cuban holiday once it was solved.

What Sémya
didn’t see was her stumbling on the fresh corpse of supermodel Johanna Cartier.
She didn’t think that male model turned fashion designer Julian Marais-Caldwin,
who also happened to be Sémya’s ex, would be suspected of brutally murdering
her. Johanna was his girlfriend, his muse and he loved her. Sémya didn’t see
the dead bodies piling up or the conspiracy theories.

Sémya was a little rusty. But then again, it
was supposed to be an easy case and she was going to solve it. One vintage wine at a time… Sémya Slotin was
officially back in business!

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Amazon Paperback Link (author

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was born in Quebec City, Canada from Gabonese parents but grew up in
Paris and Libreville the Gabonese capital until the age of 18. Are you yawning
yet? I am…

is my first language and my next novel Bird Of Prey will be released in both
languages…wish me luck!

moved back to Canada in 1999 after high school in Libreville to study
Cinematography and Digital movie production in Laval University in Quebec then
The International Academy of Design and Technology in Toronto. After
graduating in 2003, I decided to sell my soul to the corporate world
and worked in the Benefit Outsourcing Industry for seven in Toronto before
reconnecting with her first passion writing.

finally went back to school to study creative writing at Georges Brown
College in 2010 and 2011. I started to write The Coulda
Woulda Shoulda Series
as an assignment and finished Book One in late 2011 before moving
to London.

the rest as they say is history… Almost two years later, I’m in London and
wrote three novels. One has already been released This Could Have Been Our
Song! A coulda woulda shoulda ballad… (Book one) the other two will be released
by March 2014.


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N.L. Echeverria

Spotlight Posted on Fri, August 23, 2013 13:20:50

My spotlight today is shining brightly on the awesome YA Paranomal/Fantasy author N.L. Echeverria…

My name is Natasha
Echeverria and I was born in raised out of Hillsboro, Oregon. I’m 29 years old,
married to a wonderful man, Arturo Echeverria, and we have three beautiful
boys, Sebastian age 8, Preston age 7 and Arty age 4. Reading is my “me” time. I
can’t get enough of it. You will find me in a Barnes and Noble walking up and
down isles for hours, looking through all the incredible books. On Sunday’s you
will find me curled up on my couch with a coffee in hand, listening to my boys
play while I’m writing, reading or just relaxing with my husband. I work full time
as an insurance underwriter but of course my ideal job is to be an author full
time. My husband and children drive me to keep writing and not give up no
matter how hard it gets. I’m blessed to have so many amazing people in my life
and would not change it for anything.

Let’s get this interview started shall we before something paranormal happens…

you write as yourself or under a pseudonym?

I write as myself however
I do use my initials NL Echeverria. I use my initials because I feel that
between my first and last name it is really long and probably hard to remember.
However I want people to know me as me.

made you want to be a published author?

Writing is something I
love to do, I want to write for the rest of my life and be able to of course
make it my career, which is probably every author’s goal. Being published helps
be get one step closer to that goal. I love sharing my work and reading what
people think of it, the good and the bad. It’s an incredible feeling to have
someone you don’t know read your work and tell you how much they loved and then
ask for more.

genre do you write in and why?

Both my novels that are
published are YA Paranormal/Fantasy. However I’m currently working on an adult
novel. I hope to be able to write in as many genres as my mind can create a
story in. I believe it’s fun and challenging, but my favorite genre is the YA
Paranormal/Fantasy and I will continue to release novel in this genre. I love
being able to create a world that is all mine and have no limitations on what I
can do with it.

you could talk to your 12 year old self, what advice would you give?

“You are an incredible
young girl and can do anything you set your mind to.” I would say this because
all young children need encouragement. They need to know they can do anything
their heart desires and there are no limitations as long as they don’t give up.
My 8 year old has written and published his first children’s novel and all I
give him is support and constant encouragement.

any other authors influenced your writing through theirs?

Not any author in
particular. All authors and books I read encourage me to write but don’t
influence my writing. I will read anything I can get my hands on and don’t
necessarily have a favorite author.

you are a self-published author what made you take this route and what was your
experience (good or bad)?

I love being a
self-published author. I have all control and it’s been a great way for me to
start out and get my writing out to the public. Yes, I would be ecstatic for a
major publishing company to pick me up and I feel that by putting my writing
out there gets me closer to that happening. I had my first book done and I
didn’t want to sit on it while I waited and hoped that an agency would accept
me. I just wanted to get it out there to share with all the readers!

would you rate your writing?

I would be bias if I
rated my own work because I believe it’s fantastic! However I feel and know
that the more I write the better it is. My writing has improved over the years
and will continue to improve.

do you react to poor reviews of your book?

Of course I’m hurt at
first but not everyone is going to like my writing. Haven’t gotten any nasty
reviews yet but I’m sure they will come. I’m proud of what I have written and
love my series and am glad that there are people out there that enjoy reading

influences your choice of book covers?

The story and characters
themselves. Both my published books have characters from the story on them.

do you balance your writing with your real world responsibilities?

It’s hard since I work
full time, have three children ages 8, 7 and 4, and sports and regular life
events. However I write every free moment I get. Sitting at the park with my
children, I bring my laptop. At night when everyone is sleeping I write or I
read. Breaks and lunches at work, you will find me in our little library area
writing away. I love writing too much to not find time.

your characters drive the plots of your stories or do you plan out your plot?

When I write I have a
good idea of the plot. I may not know where it will end but I definitely know
most of the events in the story and then the characters drive the story from
there and take me to an ending. It’s exciting because even when I’m writing a
novel, you will hear me say “I’m excited to find out what will happen next.” My
writing takes on its own world and I’m just along for the ride.

you ever write what you dream? Give an example.

I have not yet. However
most of my ideas come from daydreaming. I have a scene that is an intense
emotions scene between two characters in my adult novel and it was all plotted
out during a moment of daydreaming and then I scrambled to write it down.

you market yourself or pay a professional?

I market myself. Also,
all the help from the Facebook Admins and Bloggers has been huge when it comes
to the marketing of my novels. I couldn’t do it without them.

are your tips for editing?

Get several people to
review your book. I went through a professional editor and paid out a lot of
money on my first novel and ended up with many mistakes. I still had several
people review it. My novels are not perfect and I know this. Now, instead of
paying out to have my novel edited, I have several individuals read through it
and do their own editing. The people I have review it are ones with degrees and
backgrounds in writing and are close friends that are brutally honest. I think
you are either a writer or an editor. I know I am not an editor because I am
the worst speller but I love writing a story and could write forever.

inspired you to write your current WIP or current published work?

Almost three years ago, I
was standing in a Barnes and Noble looking at the shelves and shelves of YA
novels, trying to find one that interested me. I couldn’t find one that I felt
I needed to have. I was with my sister when she said “why don’t you write a
book?” We laughed about it, but several weeks later I got an idea for my first
novel Fallen Desire and started writing. A year and a half later it was
finished. Then I spent another year editing and trying to figure out how to
publish it. I then discovered self-publishing and finally got it released April
of 2013.

you prefer to write stand-alone novels or a series? Why?

Series, because I feel
like you can’t get enough when it’s just one book. Especially when it’s a YA
Paranormal. There is so much you can do with it and so many directions you can
go and characters you can bring into the story that one book is not enough.
However, the adult novel I’m writing will be one novel. I do feel that in adult
novels one book can be enough.

you could change one thing in the publishing process what would it be?

In the self-publishing
process nothing. It was a little difficult to figure out at first but didn’t
take me long to catch on. It’s simple and I have all control of it.

advice would you give to a new author?

Write, write and write.
Write down every idea you have because it could lead into something big one
day. Carry a journal or your laptop with you even if you know you won’t get
time to write anything. Also, do it because you love it, not because you want
to be famous or rich. Write because it makes you feel good and you want to
share your stories with others. Know that not everyone will like your work but
at the same time consider others opinions when you are writing because if you
do want to publish your work you want to make sure it is something that people
who enjoy that genre will also enjoy your novel.

a favourite quote from your book.

From my first book Fallen
Desire (This is on the back cover) “The
moment I met him my work changed, I don’t know those around me, I no longer
know myself, but what I do know is that only I can save him.”

I did exactly the same…I could never get into reading and it was only when I realised it was because nothing appealed to me that I sat down and started writing. Now I’ve found all these fabulous Indie Authors my TBR pile has grown and I can’t keep up with my one click addiction…so let’s have a looksy at her book…

Fallen Desire (Book One)

moment I met him my world changed, I don’t know those around me, I no longer
know myself, but what I do know is that only I can save him.”

Lindsay, a teen girl from New York City, has recently moved to a small town
outside Portland, Oregon. She meets Kim and Derrick who quickly become her best
friends, but when she meets Ethan, who is extraordinarily mysterious and
gorgeous, her whole world changes.

Avarie, a witch and an old friend of Ethan’s, helps Lindsay discover her powers
and releases her ability to see the auras of those around her. Struggling to
learn her new abilities and fighting her desire for both Ethan and Derrick,
Lindsay will learn the truth behind both of them as they are fallen angels and
she is the soul of the redeemer created to save those fallen who have been
consumed by evil only if they are worthy of redemption.

New Beginning (Book Two)

“For he is my demon, and I am his

“New Beginning” is filled with newfound enemies, friendships and loves.

With a renewed outlook on who she is, Lindsay’s desperation to save Ethan
intensifies as he grows weaker by the day. Saving him becomes her sole mission
and she will face anyone who stands in her way. Now with Derrick as her
Guardian Angel, Lindsay and her friends seek out answers through the book of
“The Redeemer”.

When Lindsay’s faced by Laurence, a demon who wants her dead, the true power of
her abilities are tested. She soon finds many who are loyal to her, including
Yolanda, the head of the Fallen Council and lover to Laurence. Lindsay quickly
discovers that her urge to seek demons and save them becomes a part of her and
something she can’t deny.

A longtime friendship between Derrick and Kim blooms into something much deeper
as Kim has waited for this moment for so long. Discover if Derrick’s
never-ending love for Lindsay will stand in their way.

Secrets lie behind the unexpected as a love causes betrayal. Follow Lindsay as
she finds new friendships and becomes the leader she never thought she would
be. When she’s faced with the true evil of a demon her determination to save
Ethan guides her.

Everyone these are awesome books and you can buy them here:


And you can stalk her here:

Twitter: @nlecheverria

Piercing the Fold by Vanessa Kimball

Cover Reveals Posted on Fri, August 23, 2013 12:46:56

For the average human being, seeing dark
auras, hearing ghostly whispers, and witnessing a contortion in the face of a
passerby could easily be chalked up to hallucinations, daydreams, nightmares;
mere illusions in reality. If we look hard enough, we will find explanations
for such paranormal events. However, in this world, there are humans that are
not so average. These humans are part of a bigger plan. Jesca Gershon-Sera is
entering her sophomore year of college in Marietta Georgia, her hometown. She
holds down a part-time job with her best friend, her family is close by, and
school is going well. Everything should be perfect. Except, recently Jesca has
been experiencing strange things; hallucinations, nightmares, daydreams that
she hasn’t experienced in years. Jesca attempts to brush them off as stress
from her new semester at school, but the illusions plaguing her reality
intensify. Jesca “illusions in reality” begin manifesting within her as
supernatural strength and abilities. Could she be losing her mind? Ezra Kahn, a
mysterious professor of Jesca’s, happens to be everywhere she is recently;
since the illusions intensified. Along with the slight fear that Ezra is
stalking her, Jesca fears that he may be the culprit of these illusions. One
night, in the heat of one of Jesca’s grand illusions, Ezra approaches her with
an unexpected revelation up his sleeve. He reveals that she is not losing her
mind, but rather all of the “illusions” in her skewed reality are very real and
cause for inconceivable, catastrophic events to come. Ezra explains to her
that, by birth, she is part of a fellowship of guardians that have inherited
the responsibility to protect our earth and the human race. In Piercing the
Fold: Book 1, “illusions in reality” are as real as you and I through the eyes
of college student, Jesca Gershon Sera, and a fellowship of guardians
predestined to protect humanity. *The Piercing the Fold series is intended for
Mature Young Adult and Adult readers due to the the paranormal and unorthodox
scientific concepts addressed throughout. This series contains a rich mixture
of the paranormal, science fiction, romance, adventure, and suspense.

About the Author:

In 2010, Venessa Kimball was struck by an
idea, a story, that needed telling. Having always been passionate about the
written word, Venessa embarked on writing what would become her debut novel,
Piercing the Fold: Book 1; a mature young adult/ adult crossover, paranormal,
science fiction series. July 2, 2012, Venessa Kimball independently published
the first book in the Piercing the Fold series. Book 2, Surfacing the Rim,
released March 14, 2013.

In August of 2013, Venessa joined the
publishing house, Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly. The Piercing the Fold
series will be re-published with them beginning with Piercing the Fold: Book 1
on September 3, 2013. Surfacing the Rim: Book 2 will be re-published on
September 24. 2013 and Ascending the Veil: Book 3 will be released for the
first time on October 18, 2013. The final book in the series, Book 4 (Title
TBD) will release in 2014.

As for the future, Venessa is already
filling her Work-In-Progress folder. Two of her future projects are
contemporary fiction and will reflect her diversity as a writer in other
genres. When Venessa is not writing, she is keeping active with her husband and
three children, chauffeuring said children to extracurricular activities,
participating in charitable 5k and 10k races(crazy…but she loves to run),
catching a movie with her hubby, and staying up way too late reading.