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My guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat” is Lyn Croft, a sci-fi fantasy writer born and raised in sunny Southern California. There, she raises her daughter, works full time, writes novels, and plays video games in her spare time. Her debut novel “Blood & Lilies” was the first in “Bloodlines” a series of epic tales for the battle between good and evil.

This successful novel has now been followed, perhaps with the aid of y Buffy and Angel DVD’s; by book two “Blood and Kindred”.

About “Blood and Kindred”:

Cara expected a relaxing spring break, free from studying, free from exams. Instead, her reality has been crushed as she is thrown into a world of the supernatural and finds out that the very battle between Heaven and Hell centers around her.

Halflings, Vampyres, and Werewolves are now part of her reality as she struggles to survive.

Her best friend is now a vampyre and Zillah, the ancient vampyre queen is still hot on her trail. New enemies emerge as lost loved ones resurface. In this exciting sequel to BLOOD and LILIES, the Halflings fight to protect the key while everywhere they turn; they face betrayal and new enemies. 

Will Eamon lose Cara forever when she finds out the secrets behind the Halfling’s heritage and learns what she truly is? Or will Zillah finally win in her quest and open the portal between all realms, destroying our mortal reality and the key along with it? 

So listen now and share an interesting and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Lyn Croft

Barry

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Today’s “A Book and a Chat” has Sally Ember dropping by to make an appearance. Describing herself as “Author, Buddhist meditator, NPO manager, swimmer, musician, poet, dreamer” Sally did not disappoint in making the show one that all will have enjoyed.

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Sally has been passionate about writing since she was nine years old. She’s won prizes for her poetry, stories, songs and plays. She began  meditation in her teens. Now, Sally delights fans of paranormal and romance by blurring the lines between fact and fiction in a multiverse of multiple timelines, often including exciting elements of utopian science fiction and Buddhism.

Her “The Spanners Series” is classed as sci-fi/ romance/ speculative fiction/paranormal/ multiverse/ utopian ebooks for Adult/New and Young Adult audiences.

Currently consisting of two novels “”This Changes Everything” and “This Changes My Family and My Life Forever,” Sally has  a further eight books in the series already mapped out.

About “This Changes My Family and My Life Forever”

Dr. Clara Ackerman Branon, 58, begins having secret visits from holographic representations of beings from the Many Worlds Collective, a consortium of planet and star systems in the multiverse. When Earth is invited to join the Collective, the holos choose Clara as liaison between Earth and the Many Worlds Collective to make the secret visits public and guide Earth’s new leaders.



While Earthers adjust their beliefs and ideas about life, religion, culture, identity and everything they think and are, rebellions and conflicts arise. The Collective works with Clara to create the Psi-Warriors who fight the leaders of the resistance, the Psi-Defiers. With multiple re-sets needed to revise the past and future to save lives, in which of the timelines in the multiverse does her love, Epifanio Dang, get to be with Clara? Over Clara’s thirty-year term as Chief Communicator, Earthers must undergo major transformations.



Are YOU ready for the changes?

So listen now and share an interesting and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Sally Ember

Barry

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Melissa Landers my guest today, was one of the Class of 2K13 however her debut YA Sci-Fi romance novels publication was delayed so she is now my first member of the Class of 2K14 to appear on this year’s “A Book and a Chat” shows.

Not that she is a debut author over all writing under the name “Macy Beckett” she is the author of “The Sultry Springs” series and “The Dumont Bachelors” series of romance novels.

Her novel “Alientated” though the first book she ever wrote, has taken a few years to finally see the light of day, but believe me it is a book well worth waiting for, and from the number of pre read request on sites such as “Goodreads” it seems many others believe the same.

About “Alienated”: (taken from OneFourKidLit site)

Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them.


Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.


Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.


But when Cara’s classmates get swept up by anti-L’eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn’t safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara’s locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class.


Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she’s fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.

Alienated was finally released this month receiving great reviews many already asking for book 2 which is already written and will be released early 2015.

So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Melissa Landers

ientated
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My guest on today’s 599th “A Book and a Chat” is Chad Schimke the author of “Picker”,” Pieces”, “Walker” and “Weirder”, also Enter Uno, the first in the We are Wildewood series which includes digital art by Solis (heartofsolis.com).

Chad spent a lot of his early years growing up in Northwestern New Mexico and you mix that experience with his current location of San Francisco and you have two vibrant locations that can only enhance ones experiences and provide color for Chad’s work.

Chad pens character driven books that while being paranormal are also filled with a mix of crime, macabre, fantasy and sci-fi there’ even a little romance, all set in iconic settings.

“PICKER” was Chad’s first novel which met much success and reviews such as…

Chad Schimke is a new writer for me … (he) has the ability to pull us in and we become, in a sense, characters in the story. We find ourselves in the criminal underworld and sit on the edge of our chairs as things are sorted out.

His follow up book “PEICES” received equally glowing reviews such as…

Chad Schimke’s book ‘Pieces’ is a masterpiece of intrigue, suspense and magical spells…and walks you right into the everyday paranormal – and he shows how silently ubiquitous it can be at every turn. Based in the city I am from, San Francisco, reading this book took me back to this city rich in stories and history. The author knows San Francisco inside and out and so, combined with such well-developed characters, complete with a witch and much more, made for such compelling reading.. that I couldn’t put this book down.”

With a new book “SECRETS”  a thriller with elements of crime, horror, paranormal and romance soon to be available Chad I’m sure will continue to grow both his audience and his following

So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Chad Schimke

Barry

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Like many other authors today’s guest Halli Lilburn has always dabbled in writing poetry and short stories, perhaps as she says it was her own therapy for those teenage years. She carried on this love for writing in her later life having many article and short stories published before finally creating her debut YA sci-fi adventure novel “Shifters“.

 The idea for the book came to Halli one night in a dream, never really thinking herself however to be a Sci-Fi writer it was a surprise to her when the idea for “Shifters” came to her.

About “Shifters”: (taken from Leigh Covington blog)

 The book is YA speculative fiction about a girl, Lina and her friends who stumble upon a government conspiracy taking place right in their school.
The corrupt branch is called the Special Force and their purpose is to weed out students who they deem have corrupt DNA to create a superior race.

Students get expelled and go missing. Even more shocking, Lina finds out the Special Force is sending these teens to another reality.
Lina steals the power to shift into new realities and uses this power to escape the Special Force and attempt to rescue her friends. It’s very plot driven, like a video game.

 The book made it high up the list at Amazon and received reviews like…

I found this YA novel engrossing and immensely invigorating. There’s no wasted wordage, no dropped plot threads, just moment-to-moment excitement and adventure, with the romance, friendship, character integrity, and villainous “overlords” woven in intricately. Just as importantly, the story line is so very plausible: almost any contemporary society today is aware of how close it could come to a fascist “Big Brother” type society, without even realizing until too late. 

The characters in this book are at first selectively chosen students of a new University, selected presumably for their higher capabilities. Yet they don’t understand, amid all the rigid rules and strictures that their value is in their DNA. It is not until one of her former neighborhood playmates, a boy she has known for years, disappears from the University that Lina realizes something terrible is afoot, and she, Yussef, and Jan begin to explore what it is-and discover the concept of “Shifters”-those who can pass among alternate dimensions. 

With the second book in the now trilogy already underway, I can see the main shifting Halli will do is towards the top of the Amazon selling list.

So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Halli Lilburn

Barry

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Along my 550 shows I have got to know many authors, some
I have even met. However today’s guest Tine Field Howe I have not only met, but
joined in her audio show narrating some of the characters during an “open to
the public” sample of her award winning audio book taken from the “The Tellings of Xunar-kun Series!”.
I first came across this multi-creative lady with her children
book “Snails-worth” which both my children loved. It was interesting to hear
during the show that this book has now also been made into an audio, with several
of the cast from the “The Tellings of Xunar-kun Series!”, taking roles
in the Snails-worth audio.
From Snails-worth I was captivated by the
first in the Xunar-kun “Alysa of the Fields”  which received many rave reviews and awards
and was soon followed by book two “The TrailFolk of Xunar-ku” which
again won the multi-talented Tina many awards an plaudits.
Book three of the series we learned is now in
the design stage, having taken somewhat of a back seat as Tina has moved into
Screen writing again creating several items ranging from a Romantic/Thriller to
a horror movie score.
It would seem no matter what this talented
lady turns her hand to, success is never far away.
About Alysa of the Fields (Also and award
winning audio book)
Hidden deep in the mountains of planet Xunar-kun, the
Field Folk clan believed themselves to be the only remaining people, other than
the distant Trailmen, to inhabit their warn-torn world. They were wrong. In
coming to realize her individuality, Alysa—a young woman of the Folk—risks all
to save her people from certain peril. As a result, long-hidden truths are
revealed, age-old hatreds are healed, and Alysa leads her people to a new way
of life
.
About The
TrailFolk of Xunar-ku
It is four cycles later. The Folk and Trailmen have
accepted that they are part of something greater than themselves. They have
come together as “the Seekers”. Their purpose: to find the true Parents of the
Orphans. But they find something much more insidious and more lethal than any
threat they have faced before.
As one reviewer wrote about the audio book…
Alysa of the Fields, by
Tina Field Howe, has already been hailed as a magical fantasy masterpiece. Now
the author has taken her story to a new level, creating a mesmerizing
innovation that will have an enlightening impact on the world of audio books.
Well now that Tina is hitting the big screen trail, who
knows what other masterpieces we will be able to enjoy from Tina Field Howe.

So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Tina Field Howe

Barry

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