Friday, June 30, 2017


1. When/why did you decide to become a writer? *

I first decided that I wanted to be a writer when I wrote my first short-story at the age of 13 for my 8th grade English class. We were able to write about whatever we wanted and I wrote about a girl who gets abused by her step-father and takes refuge in her brother’s best friend. My English teacher loved it and told me I should publish it. 
2. What authors inspired you when you were younger? What books do you enjoy reading today? *

I read such a variety of authors when I was younger like Shel Silverstein, Jerry Spinelli, R.L. Stine, Beverley Cleary, Patricia Polanco. All of these authors inspired me to write. Now, I enjoy reading young adult, dark-fantasy, epic fantasy, steampunk. Some of my favorite authors are Sherrilyn Kenyon, Nicholas Sparks, and Jay Kristoff.

3. What was the inspiration behind your latest release? *

The inspiration behind my newest release was my life. "Silenced," is a true story masked under fiction due to name changes, event changes, and age changes to protect those involved. 

4. Were any of the characters personalities or emotions taken from real life? *

Yes. As I said before, "Silenced," is a true story masked under fiction. I was in an emotionally abusive relationship for four years and couldn't figure out how to get out of the relationship. My then best friend (now my fiance), really helped me through the hardest time and he supported me in writing this story. I'll never forget the words he said: "Even if it doesn't help you heal, maybe it will help someone else heal or leave their relationship that is just as traumatic as yours was."

5. Why do you write in your chosen genre? What other genres would you like to try your hand at? *

I don't just write one specific genre. I genre hop. I do that because I genre hop when I read, so it only makes sense that I'd do it when I write. The genres I write in are the same genres that I read. And I have a habit of getting inspiration and telling myself, "Wow! This book was great! I wonder what would happen if it were set in a different time under different circumstances," and so I write a whole new story.

6. What would you do if you were your main character? *

Considering I am my main character in "Silenced," one thing I would do is listen to my parents when they told me that I was in over my head. This is not something I added to the novel but a lot of people told me that the relationship I was in wasn't healthy. That he was trying to separate me from my family and therefore causing arguments and pinning one against the other. I should have known better.

7. Will we ever see these characters again? *

Yes! In fact, my fiance authorized me to tell his story (the story of Cooper Reynolds) in the upcoming release of "Shattered" which will also be labeled "Fiction" to protect those involved but also because I will be telling the story of Cooper based on what I know of my fiance's story.

8. Would you like to see this book as a film or TV show? If yes, who do you want to see play your characters? *

Yes, one day I would love to see it as a movie. I don't know who I'd want to see play it, but definitely a goth actress! 

9. Where do you see yourself and your career in the next ten years?

In ten years, I see myself with a publishing company, re-releasing my novels under their name instead of Amazon.

10. Is there anything you haven't touched on that you'd like readers to know about your book? *

I want my readers to know that emotional abuse does not always look the way it does in my book. That emotional abuse can come in many ways: if he's telling you not to wear a certain piece of clothing, if he's not letting you see your friends, if he's telling you that no one--not even your parents--care for you the way he does, he is emotionally abusing you. He's making you feel as if he's the only one you can trust and that is not the case.

11. What would you be doing if you weren't writing? *

I would be teaching, which I already do! 

12. Can you tell KSR what you're working on next? *

I am working on several new books at this time. I have a series, “The Chronicles of the Seven Sons,” which already has two published books in it (“Destroyed” and “86”), so I’m in the process of writing book three, “Elixir.” I am also working on a spin-off series to close what may seem as a plot hole from “86,” called “Hunters of the First Order.” I am also working on the sequel to “Silenced,” titled “Shattered.”

13. What authors, dead or alive, would you like to collaborate with? *

I would LOVE to collaborate with Sherrilyn Kenyon, especially since we both write fantasy mixed with Greek Mythology!

14. What are three things that may surprise your readers to know about you? *

1) I am mixed. Dad is Guyanese and mom is Polish and Irish. 2) I love to dance to Bollywood music and I'm rather good at it. 3) I'm only 23 years old.

15. Please list your links where readers can find you online and purchase your works. *

Monday, June 26, 2017

Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con’s “A Conversation With” Monthly Live Streaming Showcase From Meltdown Comics To Feature Author-Illustrator Sina Grace

Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con’s “A Conversation With” Monthly Live Streaming Showcase From Meltdown Comics To Feature
Author-Illustrator Sina Grace

Co-Hosted by L.A. Comic Con CEO Keith Tralins and Meltdown’s Adam Parker
“A Conversation With…” Features Several of Today’s Most Celebrated Names In Pop Culture Live and Direct From Meltdown Comics In Hollywood

This Month’s Los Angeles Comic Con Presents “A Conversation With…” Streams Live Wednesday June 28 at 7:30pm PDT

              For Immediate Release:

LOS ANGELES (June 26, 2017) – Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con Presents A Conversation With…features cartoonist Sina Grace as guest for the next session set for Wednesday June 28 beginning at 7:30pm PDT.  Co-hosted by L.A. Comic Con CEO Keith Tralins and Meltdown’s Adam Parker, the monthly program originates live from Meltdown Comics, Hollywood’s premiere destination for everything pop culture.

A casual master class on creating best-of-breed pop culture entertainment, A Conversation With… can be accessed via Meltdown’s website located at  For those who happen to be in the Southern California area, the monthly event is also open to the public free of charge.

Sina Grace is the writer for Marvel Comic’s Iceman and the author and illustrator of the autobiographical Self-Obsessed, Nothing Lasts Forever and Not My Bag. He acts as the artist for Shaun Steven Struble's cult hit, The Li'l Depressed Boy, and handles art chores along with co-writing the Image Comics hit series, Burn the Orphanage. Grace has also done illustrations for all-ages readers, including Among the Ghosts, written by Amber Benson. For a time, he acted as Editorial Director for Robert Kirkman's Skybound imprint at Image Comics. To date, he's worked for Marvel Comics, IDW, Boom, Dynamite, Valiant and more. Grace's illustrations for the music industry include Cameron Crowe's Aloha soundtrack, Jenny Lewis, Colleen Green, Childish Gambino, along with numerous burgeoning punk bands.

“We are excited to team with Meltdown Comics for our monthly video streaming series A Conversation With…and present to our viewers acclaimed author-illustrator Sina Grace who will discuss his latest projects as well as share insights behind Self-Obsessed and Not My Bag.  We also look forward to sharing viewer questions with Sina, which can be sent live during the stream,” said Tralins.

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The streaming session comes at a time when Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con Presents A Conversation With launches advance ticket sales for the 2017 convention taking place at the L.A. Convention Center October 27-29.  In addition to the biggest savings of the year on badges – including the 3-day multipass – all convention-goers will get a one-year subscription to America’s favorite entertainment mag included with the purchase of every badge.  Visit L.A. Comic Con’s official website ( for more information or to purchase your badges or multipass at now for the lowest prices of the year.

About Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con:
Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is Los Angeles’ biggest and best large-scale, multi-media pop culture convention. Held annually Halloween weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con assembles the most exciting and innovative in comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and all things pop-culture. Partnering with comic legend Stan Lee himself and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is the only pop-culture convention owned and operated by true pop-culture icons. With a mission to provide celebrity, creator and talent access that is unequalled in comic conventions, Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con’s unique panels, autograph sessions and photo-ops give fans once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to truly interact with their favorite creators and major players in the entertainment industry.  Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is a partnership of Stan Lee’s Pow! Entertainment, Cassandra Peterson, and Comikaze Entertainment, Inc.  Visit This year’s Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con will be October 27-29, 2017.

About Meltdown Comics:
Established in 1993, Meltdown Comics serves as the mecca for all things comic book, comedy, podcasting, and pop culture related.  Located in the heart of Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard, Meltdown is the recipient of accolades from such leading trendsetters “Best of LA: LA Weekly, “Best of LA: LA Magazine, “Best Comedy: LA Weekly, “Top 50 things why LA kicks ass: LA Weekly, “Best Store: Playboy Magazine and “Top 10 stores you must visit before you die.”  Visit Meltdown at

Friday, June 23, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Entertainment Weekly Joins LACC as Official Media Partner

Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con Unveils ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
As Official Media Partner For L.A.’s Mega Pop Culture Gathering
Set For October 27-29 at the Los Angeles Convention Center

Every Badge Purchase to Receive One-Year Subscription To ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

              For Immediate Release:

LOS ANGELES (June 23, 2017) –Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con announces  Time Inc.’s (NYSE: TIME) ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY (EW) as the Official Media Partner of the 2017 edition of the 3-day pop culture extravaganza set for October 27-29 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. 

As the Official Media Partner, EW will collaborate with L.A. Comic Con to enhance and elevate talent participation and programming for the over 100,000 attendees expected for this year’s 3-day mega-convention.  Plus, EW will feature all the fun and excitement of the Convention in the magazine as well as on  And to top it all off, each and every badge holder will receive a one-year subscription to America’s leading pop culture magazine, with a total combined audience of 26 million consumers.Attendees purchasing their 3-day badges during the limited pre-sale period can get the coveted passes at the pre-sale price of only $70 dollars, a savings of $10 dollars!

Badges are available now at

2017 marks the 7th year for Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con, which has grown into one of the largest gatherings of stars and creative talent in comic book, publishing, gaming, film, broadcast, cable and streaming entertainment. 

“Thanks to fans throughout Southern California, Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con has emerged as the largest celebration of our town’s pop culture icons under one convention center roof.  Now, joined by ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY as the Official Media Partner, the 2017 convention promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rub elbows with today’s most beloved stars in comics, sci-fi, fantasy and horror entertainment,” said Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con CEO Keith Tralins.

“It’s our honor to partner with nothing less than pop-culture’s paper of record,” said Founder Regina Carpinelli. “And what better way to lead into your Halloween holiday?”

“We are thrilled for EW to be the Official Media Partner of Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con,and excited to help make the 2017 Convention the biggest and best ever. We look forward to offering a one-year subscription to every attendee, where they’ll find smart and funny coverage of their favorite franchises and stars,” said Henry Goldblatt, Editor in Chief of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY.

About Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con:
Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is Los Angeles’ biggest and best large-scale, multi-media pop culture convention. Held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con assembles the most exciting and innovative in comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and all things pop-culture. With a mission to provide celebrity, creator and talent access that is unequalled in comic conventions, Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con features unique panels, autograph sessions and photo-ops that give fans once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to truly interact with their favorite creators and major players in the entertainment industry.  Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is a partnership of Stan Lee’s Pow! Entertainment, Cassandra Peterson, and Comikaze Entertainment, Inc.  Visit

Entertainment Weekly is your all-access pass to Hollywood’s most creative minds and most fascinating stars. The magazine was launched by Time Inc. in 1990 and is America’s leading consumer publication in the entertainment category, with a guaranteed circulation rate base of 1.5 million and a combined audience of almost 28 million loyal, engaged fans.  Each day, publishes a myriad of featured stories, blog posts, TV-recaps, original videos, film reviews and photo galleries. In April 2015, the PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly Network reached #1 in its competitive set with 56.4 million unique visitors and during the same month, desktop, tablet and mobile growth hit an all-time high of 19.9 million combined unique visitors. Entertainment Weekly is the first to know about the best in entertainment. With sharp insight, unparalleled access and a trusted voice, EW keeps readers plugged into pop culture. This is where the buzz begins.
Entertainment Weekly is also available on the iPhone®, iPad®, Apple News App, NOOK Color™, HP Touchpad, Kindle Fire, Next Issue, and select Android™ devices. On social media, join the Entertainment Weekly community on FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterestTumblr and Google +.

BOOK BLITZ: "Girl Crush" by TL Travis

Girl Crush is an erotic female romance novella that brings to light that one time…

The one time you found yourself questioning your so-called sexuality, potentially risking your friendship. What if the feelings aren’t reciprocated? Confusion and pain brings them closer together, feeding from one another’s strengths and thrusting them into each other’s arms. Are the risks of their new-found love worth the result? This novella caters to adults over 18 as it does contain a high level of consensual MF (1 scene) and FF sexual encounters. Title: Girl Crush Release Date: May 26, 2017 Publisher: Encompass Ink Genre: Erotic female (LGBT) romance Goodreads:     Do you think that giving books away free works and why? I think so, everyone likes something for free and it gives readers insight into what you write. Possibly drawing them in to read other musings you’ve written. How has your writing evolved since your first book? Very much so. I’ve perfected my technique and made it much easier for my editors. What’s the one thing that has really surprised you since you started writing? I’ve discovered my inner Mistress whom I didn’t know was there. Are there misconceptions people have about your genre? Yes, especially within the BDSM realm. There is a preconceived notion that BDSM is about abuse when it is the opposite. Any good Dom/Mistress knows their sub's limits and always has their subs needs put first and foremost. BDSM is first and foremost about trust. What literary pilgrimages have you gone on? I went to Houston to meet Piper Kay and Jas T. Ward, then to LA to meet Lily Luchesi. These are authors I work closely with and talk to frequently so to me it was very important to meet them face to face. I love them all!     Our one year anniversary was fast approaching and I wanted to do something special for my Gem. She had never been to Victoria BC and I really wanted to show it to her so I booked us a vacation cottage rental with a water view. I needed this vacation to be special. We’ve come such a long way and overcome many obstacles that were thrown at us so we needed a way to decompress. I booked the rental for a week and told Gem to pack her bag with warm comfy clothes, but to include something special for a night out as well. I wouldn’t tell her where we were going, just for how long we would be gone. We got in the car and drove into Seattle to catch the ferry to Victoria. Gemma was in awe, she loved riding the ferries and her smile lit up my world. After securing our vehicle, we took the stairs to the cafĂ© and ordered two cups of coffee and then made our way to the upper deck. Gemma stood at the bow of the deck, her sable curls whipping wildly in the wind but she didn’t care. She smiled like a kid on Christmas morning. I came up behind her, wrapping my arms round her tiny torso. “Are you having fun my love?” I asked. “Yes, of course. But I wish you would tell me where we’re going.” “All in time my sweet, all in time.” I stayed with my arms wrapped around her, protecting her slender figure from the cold winds as we made our way through the sound, headed towards Victoria without a care in the world. Nothing mattered to me but her happiness, something I would do anything to secure. It was too cold to stay on deck for this three-hour ride, so we went inside to cuddle up in one of the window booths. “Liz, this is amazing. You know how much I love riding the ferry. I’ve never been to Victoria and I can’t wait.” The announcement had given away our destination, but not all the surprises I had planned for our week away. I put my arm around her shoulder, kissing her cheek, “I promise you my love, you will not be disappointed.” “Liz, you could never disappoint me. You hold the key to my heart.” Her words still warmed me even though she proclaimed her love for me daily. This woman had become my world, and I hers.    
3 lucky winners will win an E- copy of Girl Crush
  Please join us for the FB release party for "Girl Crush" on 6/24/17 to win some fantastic goodies:

5 things about Girl Crush

1. It is based on the one female I ever fell in love with.
2. Only 2 things in GC are true, the rest are wishful fabrications drawn up in my erotic little mind
3. The female I fell in love with does not know it, sharing it wasn’t worth risking the friendship
4. Yes, I am married to a man who is well aware of my love for this female and is very supportive
5. It is based in places near my home
  TL Travis is the published author of The Sebastian Chronicles, The Database, and Hat Trick along with numerous other erotic musings (and many more in the works), The Elders Trilogy – an erotic paranormal (Vampire) romance novel series and many non-fiction articles. In her spare time she likes to fish, enjoy all the Pacific Northwest has to offer, spin spicy erotic webs for readers to enjoy, and rescue any 4 legged lost souls she comes across. Since her children are grown and have flown the coop, she’s taken to spoiling her two deaf white boxers even more so than they were before. And as always please remember – adopt a pet, don’t shop. Saving that life might just save yours. To learn more about TL Travis and her stories, visit her website ❤ Give TL Travis Author Facebook Page a like ❤ Follow TL Travis on Twitter: Other Social Media Accounts
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

BOOK EVENT: Celtic Thistle Book Signing


The Celtic Thistle Book Signing. This signing is to help raise funds for the restoration of Zetland Park in Grangemouth. 
The Signing will be held in the Bowhouse Community Centre in Grangemouth from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday July 29th 2017.

Check out the event on Facebook and tell them you're GOING!

Friday, June 16, 2017

SERIES SALE: "The Cure" by Tania Hagan

Title: The Cure Series
Author: Tania Hagan
Genre: YA Dystopian
Publisher: CHBB Publishing
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR
Beautiful and brilliant, eighteen-year-old Genesis Weatherby lives a charmed life as the clone of a long-dead silent film star. She is loved by her close-knit family as well as her two best friends, and being a clone isn't so bad when everyone in the world is one too. Thanks to an organization known as GOD, there have been no Original births in one hundred and thirty years. In a successful attempt to eradicate cancer, GOD has taken control of human procreation, and only the human copies that are proven to be free of the once devastating disease are allowed to thrive. Genny never questions anything about her world, until she meets handsome and mysterious Nat Wilkinson. Now, she is forced to make choices that can alter the course of her life, as well as the lives of everyone on the planet.
Genesis Weatherby has been living the life of a fugitive for over three years. Genny, Nat, and their two children have found some comfort in the remote mountain village of Fieldmont, Oregon, where Chosen members, as well as their sympathizers, live inside a forgotten government bunker.
GOD has just named Genny and Nat as their primary targets in the organization's war against Original births. More importantly, they’ve blamed the couple for the alarming number of cancer cases in recent years.
When the GOD-created deadly Angel virus strikes close to home, Genny devises a dangerous plan to stomp out GOD once and for all.
But, will Nat and their friends go along with her idea? And, will Genny be able to live long enough to carry out her dangerous mission? Where can she run when everyone in the world thinks she’s their enemy? In the end, will she really know who’s on her side? And, will it be too late for everyone?
When stopping GOD and the Angel virus becomes Genny’s primary goal, she has to make some life-altering decisions that might lead to the destruction of her entire family.
Tania Hagan was born in Illinois, but moved to Southern California as a young teen. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in Social Science and Psychology.
She began her writing career shortly after school, when she wrote for a major business magazine. She also read the nightly business report for the company's TV news. At the same time, she produced, and reported for a weekly TV news magazine program.
After she was married, Tania and her husband moved back to the Chicago area, where she worked briefly as a stringer for a local newspaper. She also became a successful Realtor, and continued to write for online, as well as for print publications.
They have one beautiful daughter. Her dream of dreams is to eventually adopt many more children. Out of everything she's ever accomplished, she is most proud of being a mom.
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

RELEASE BLITZ: "Last Rites (Paranormal Detectives Book 5)" by Lily Luchesi

FREE if you use Kindle Unlimited!

Power is the deadliest desire.

With Leander put to rest and the Paranormal Investigative Division taken care of by the Coven Mistress, Danny and Angelica are finally ready to take some time for themselves while Angelica gets used to her new role as the Empress and they make their relationship official.

When people close to Angelica are murdered by what seems to be a rogue vampire, their sabbatical is cut short in order for her to find the perp and execute him or her.

But this is no ordinary vampire. When the truth is revealed and secrets come to light, it will prove to be Danny's biggest test of faith yet, and Angelica's reckoning of her past, present, and future. Most of all it will raise a single question: just what makes a monster?

Check out the trailer, featuring the song "I Don't Drink, I Don't Smoke, But I Lie" by Peter Blast.

Join the event on Facebook, featuring multiple authors, games, and giveaways.

Read books 1-4 of the series for just 99cents each, June 14th-18th!
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Release Blitz: "Soul Bound" by Jas T. Ward


Release Blitz: Soul Bound 
by Jas T. Ward

Genre: Grimdark Romance

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Murderer ...

Jace Camden is haunted by his past. One that has many believing he got away with murder. He's run from it, trying to start a new life in a new town. But his past hasn't let him escape and it's determined that his future will not be a long one.

Death will demand it's due.

And his late wife will make sure that debt is paid.

Kitt Thomas' life is in a rut but that changed when she looked into the sad, haunted eyes of Jace Camden. Something about his wounded soul called to her -- like a flicker in a very dark cave she should have had the sense not to step into.

But his past will make sure she is no more part of Jace's future than life is.

Because he's soul bound.

And that's a bind that can only be broken by death.


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Saturday, June 10, 2017

RELEASE DAY: "Black Magic" An Urban Fantasy Anthology Benfiting Meals On Wheels

Discover a myriad of monsters from the authors of CHBB Publishing. Demons, vampires, ghosts, and ghouls, nothing is off limits in Black Magic. Lose yourself in these offerings and let your mind be taken into a world of macabre fantasy. Stories by award winning and amazon best selling authors including Rue Volley, Faith Marlow, SJ Davis, Lily Luchesi, Elaine White, Sarah Hall, Nicole Thorn, and Hope Daniels, along with poetry from Elizabeth A. Lance and Laurencia Hoffman

Proceeds from the Black Magic Urban Fantasy Anthology will be donated to Meals on Wheels.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

BOOK REVIEW; "Pigeon-Blood Red" by Ed Duncan

For underworld enforcer Richard "Rico" Sanders, it seemed like an ordinary job. Retrieve his gangster boss's priceless pigeon-blood red ruby necklace and teach the double-dealing cheat who stole it a lesson. A job like a hundred before it. But the chase quickly goes sideways and takes Rico from the mean streets of Chicago to sunny Honolulu, where the hardened hit man finds himself in uncharted territory when a couple of innocent bystanders are accidentally embroiled in the crime.
As Rico pursues his new targets, the hunter and his prey develop an unlikely respect for one another and Rico is faced with a momentous decision: follow his orders to kill the couple whose courage and character have won his admiration, or refuse and endanger the life of the woman he loves?

I received a copy of this book from the publicist for an honest review.

I love crime novels, but I always have an issue with many of them being too similar to each other, not having a unique voice because the protagonists are too much alike. Pigeon-Blood Red differs from that because, while Rico is fairly run of the mill, Ed Duncan's voice is not. He writes beautifully weaved sentences that make you see the book in a different light than most others in the genre. Duncan did a great job taking common characters and making them sound even more exciting.
The plot is straightforward, lots of action with a hint of romance. Morals and values do come into it later on, making it nailbiting in a different manner than it already has been.
It's set partially in Chicago, which I love. Give me a book set in my home and I will be a very happy reader. The descriptions of the city and of Honolulu are well-written, adding some visuals to the story.
The book is dark, suspenseful, and heartfelt. A must read for crime lovers.

4/5--excellent work!

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