Author Eden Baylee Talks About Kindle Worlds and Her Lei Crime Series

I’m always intrigued by what inspires and motivates authors to write their stories. My own inspiration is typically elusive vapor, which I’ve found is also true with some of my author friends. Other authors write with clear intention, with an obvious link to their initial inspiration. Today I’m asking Eden Baylee – one of my favorite authors – the inspiration question. Before we get to that, I’ll introduce you to the woman behind the words. Read More …

#FridayReads – 4 Books with Powerful Emotional Content

Books can be many things – escape, entertainment, education. They can make you giggle and they can make you grimace. Today I’m spotlighting four of my favorite books that can, at turns, elicit all of those responses. They share what I refer to as the Beauty in the Beast quality. The content is often sad and emotionally dark, but there is beauty in the telling of the story. There is a poetic quality to the Read More …

There Are 3 Sides To Every Story – TRIPTYCHS – Grab It Free!

Triptychs is free this week! Download it for your Kindle anytime between Monday, November 1 and Friday, November 6. This book is part of the Mind’s Eye Series, a collaboration between authors and photographers. With Triptychs, the photographers provided eight photographs of their choice. Those photos were then randomly assigned to our authors and poets, with each image going to three different writers. Our task was to write a story or poem inspired by what we Read More …

#FridayReads – STRANGER AT SUNSET by Eden Baylee – Slow-Burning Suspense

The lines often blur between right and wrong. Dr. Kate Hampton, a respected psychiatrist, gathers with a group of strangers at her favorite travel spot in Jamaica. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the luxury resort is struggling due to a scathing review from travel critic, Matthew Kane. The owners have invited him back with hopes he will pen a more favorable review to restore their reputation. Even though Kate is haunted by her own Read More …

New Release: TRIPTYCHS – Stories and Poems Inspired by Photographs

There are three sides to every story. Take a mental image, Divide it three ways, You’ll read all the angles in… Triptychs Published: March 16, 2015 Amazon / Amazon UK   Table of Contents TRIPTYCH I Photo by Helle Gade Stories: We Came From The Ocean by Jason McIntyre A Storm Is Coming by J. Michael Radcliffe The Easygoing Widower by Geoffrey David West TRIPTYCH II Photo by Martin David Porter Stories: #666 by Julie Read More …

#MondayBlogs: There Are Three Sides To Every Story – TRIPTYCHS – Cover Reveal!

The third book in the Mind’s Eye Series is here! Well, almost. It’s finished and heading into publishing. This collection of stories and poems includes twelve authors and two photographers. As with the two previous books, all stories and poems are inspired by photos. Unlike the first two, this collection has a twist. Each photo was given to three authors. We were not provided with any information on the photo, not even as much as a Read More …

#MondayBlogs: My Favorite Fiction Books of 2014

I’ve read just over 100 books this year. (102 as of today.) Though I haven’t sorted them out, I think I leaned more heavily into nonfiction reading. I didn’t realize how much so until I sat down to put this post together. But that’s not my point today. I’m sharing some of my favorite fiction reads. Because top 10 lists are boring, and mainly because I’m terrible at conforming, this is my top 9 list. Read More …

New Release Review: STRANGER AT SUNSET by Eden Baylee

A vacation can be a killer. Dr. Kate Hampton, a respected psychiatrist, gathers with a group of strangers at her favorite travel spot, Sunset Villa in Jamaica. Included in the mix are friends of the owners, a businessman with dubious credentials, and a couple who won the trip from a TV game show. It is January 2013, following the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The luxury resort is struggling, not from the storm, but due to a scathing Read More …