Handsome Is As Handsome Does, or does he???

Today, I’d like to welcome a very special guest, Theresa Jacobs, but BEWARE! She’s brought someone with her.

HI, Sarah, and hopefully many readers, thank you for allowing me to be here today. Let’s get right down to the good stuff –  a serial killer called Handsome.

See what I mean? The instant Theresa gets a foot in the door, HE is here!

I began writing horror/sci-fi, or speculative fiction as it’s called with mixed genres’ and had no intention of going away from that path. Until one scorcher of a summer’s day, our air conditioning broke, and I know you’re asking, what’s that got to do with writing? Oddly enough the repair person was just gabbing away about the shutters on my windows and happened to say “Did you know if someone has a star in their window it means they’re swingers.” Okay, so that was weird.

True, but workman do say odd things. I wonder if they save them up for ladies alone in the house. What did you say, Theresa?

“That’s a great way to have a stranger arrive at your door under the guise of ‘interested’ and kill you!”

Oh, glory!  Did the guy finish fixing the aircon?

AND, Bob’s your uncle, the new Serial Killer idea was born.

She’s not telling about the aircon… and it isn’t all she’s refusing to say. Handsome seems to be the boss around here.

However I did a lot of research and it’s not a star in the window that lets people know your inclinations, but something else – I can’t tell you what though. Grab Handsome to find out.

I guess we’d be safer with Handsome firmly under Kindle arrest. Everybody ready? 

To Amazon, Quickly!

Got him? Good. I feel much safer. Now, Theresa, I hope we’re not the only ones chasing your serial killer?

No, you’re all quite safe… I think… Marcy Gagon is on the case.

So, what did you do next? 

Once I finished writing about this new detective, Marcy Gagon, I decided to make her into a series because I enjoyed writing her. And as it turns out all my readers so far enjoy her and want more too. I do have too many ideas though and I paused book two, to write a children’s story, which is a month in and halfway finished. Plus I still plan on writing horror, as it’s my all time favorite.

I had noticed horror. In case any of our visitors don’t consider a serial killer on the loose scary enough, I checked one out.

Seventeen-year-old Josephine is used to new towns, the same bullies, and being a loner.
Until they move to Lilith Falls, where her world gets turned upside-down. Here she suspects a creature that can not possibly exist, just might.

With nothing to lose, she begins her search. Along the way, she finds a few unexpected and unusual friendships. And for the first time in her young life; falls in love. But it’s a love that is not only utterly wrong, it also cannot be returned.

Will Josephine finally be happy and find a place to call home? Or will the mysteries of Lilith Falls destroy her and leave her broken?

AMAZON

What I like most about the other genres is that I can make everything up, the towns, the scenery, how the story will play out. Whereas with crime books I am using Toronto, so streets and places need to be accurate and study the proper tools, forensics, and so on. It’s much harder, but the outcome is extremely satisfying.

I’m fighting the same battle, Theresa. Actually, my characters claim to have written all my romantic suspense novels, and I expect they’re right. Crime thrillers take a lot more work!

Now, my dear friend from Ontario, when you’re not writing or admiring Niagara Falls, how do spend your time?

I still work a forty-hour a week job and spend time with my husband, walk the dog, cook most of the time (my choice because he will cook too, I’m just a major foodie) and binge-watch shows. It’s too bad we need to sleep!

Err… yes. I think we’d all agree there aren’t enough hours in the day. Well, to quote from Mamma Mia, “do you want SOME MORE, folks? If you do, get those questions coming in. Theresa will be popping in and out all day.

Spooks, ghouls, and haunts galore for all horror fans with this Indie feast…

Recommended to All my Followers!

Author Theresa Jacobs

Soul’s Day Boxset

Old Hallows Eve, when things go bump in the night,
Children come to play, and the witches provide the fright.
For 19 authors, USA Today and international bestselling,
The Halloween tales become more than this foretelling.
In the Soul’s Day Boxset, a mansion feeds on souls,
A gargoyle captures them, and a demon dungeon master makes the calls,
Campers gets picked off one by one,
The Karnaval’s corn dogs are less than fun,
Ghosts lurking around every bend,
‘I do’ at the wedding is the very end.
A boxset of chills and thrills to keep you up at night,
One-click pre-order to snap your copy filled with fright.
On old Hallow’s eve when creatures come to play,
With this spine chilling pages, it’s where you’ll want to stay.

GRAB THE PRE-ORDER SPECIAL THAT INCLUDES 19 SPOOKY TALES FOR ONLY 99C & GRAB YOUR FREE BOOK BUNDLE TODAY! 

View original post 146 more words

Welcome to all my Indian Readers

So many of my books are selling in India I felt I had to say thank you. Usually, all I know about readers is the country in which they live, but I do know a few from India, and Harsha_ir has just joined my website followers, so a very special welcome to her.

Many of you already know Jaykishan as I’ve featured his book and his music.

You can find it on Amazon  India 

Or on Amazon Com

Please, if you live in India and are reading this, do leave a comment.

If you would send a photograph to me at authorsarahstuart@gmail.com and maybe a tell me a little bit yourself and your life, I’d love to add it here.

Also, I do price my books as cheaply as I can on Amazon India, but Jaykishan tells me they are still very expensive. If you’d like a free copy of one them, please email me and say which one you would like.

Thank you, Sarah

Free Romantic Thrillers

A contemporary showbiz saga with links back to the Tudors and a Victorian tale of a runaway bride.

Try both? Help yourself, but BEWARE. Suppose you get HOOKED???

Fear not! For a whole week, the rest of both series are available at the bargain price of only $0.99 or £0.99.

Check them out on Amazon when you download your freebie!

Sarah Stuart on Amazon

Rebecca Bryn on Amazon

Readers’ Favorite Award-Winner – a love story that gets hotter… and hotter. Mature readers only.
Love sizzles with passion when two worlds collide, but can it survive? Michael’s road from poverty to riches is rough: charisma and talent versus pride. Elspeth, daughter of a wealthy Scottish laird, inherits Margaret Tudor’s diary. It contains the command to “find love where ye may”, and that she must pass the book to a daughter conceived in love. Elspeth is determined to see Michael succeed, but is the promise she makes to him too high a price to pay?

Eighteen years later, the relationship is challenged by their adult daughter. Lisette adores the Diamond Superstar and sees the royal command as permission to set a trap for Michael and indulge her forbidden love. One night of passion results in pregnancy, and the paparazzi are already suspicious of the father and daughter who play lovers onstage. Margaret Tudor succeeded in hiding the birth of an illegitimate baby from a king in the sixteenth century, but can Elspeth hide the next royal heiress from modern bureaucracy? Does she love Michael and Lisette enough to forgive them and try?

A young poacher is found guilty of killing Lord Northampton’s gamekeeper and is transported to Van Diemen’s Land for life, leaving behind the common-law wife he loves. Pregnant and penniless, she faces the appalling lack of rights for women in Victorian England and is forced to make hard choices. While he suffers the deprivations of a brutal life in chains, she is determined her child will know its father; she embarks on a dangerous endeavour to follow her lover across the globe. Will the cost of her actions prove too high, for her and for all those she loves? (Inspired by family history and real events.)

The three-book series spans twenty years in the lives of Jem and Ella and takes them around the globe, crossing perilous oceans in sailing ships and suffering the hardships many convict and free emigrants suffered to found a British colony on slave labour.

 

 

 

Power Politics and Emptying an Entire Dog out of my Vacuum Cleaner.

If you thought Covid19 will go down in history, you may be right, but what of those revealed in these powerful books?

Rebecca Bryn

I’ve just typed THE END to my latest novel, The Chainmaker’s Wife – a sequel to The Chainmakers’ Daughter. There’s still a lot of work to be done applying my latest research findings, editing beta reading, etc, but I hope to be able to publish it before Christmas.

I was asked to write this sequel by a reader who wanted to know what happened to Jack and Rosie after the landmark strike for a minimum wage by women chainmakers in 1910. What happened to them, he wanted to know from 1910 to the end of the First World War.

So I obliged. Had I known the difficulty of the research, I might have baulked at the task, but fortunately, ignorance is bliss and I jumped in with both feet. Despite the research constantly contradicting itself and having to dig deeper and deeper, it’s been the fastest book I’ve ever written…

View original post 1,022 more words

Find the First Book in a Series

Have you ever read a sweet romance, discovered that in was the second or third in the series and wished you’d started at the beginning? Well, now is your chance. One click will take you to 30 titles guaranteed to be number one!

https://storyoriginapp.com/to/Hi1J9u6

Note: When you click on the first book that catches your eye, if it doesn’t take you directly to Amazon, you can choose to go there if you wish, and you only need to made that choice once.

 

Breaking News Worldwide

Never before featured – a complete mix of genre from myth, romance, thrillers, dystopian, fantasy, horror and more.

 

Check out the choice of 55 here https://storyoriginapp.com/to/LK8V1PP

Samples to wet your appetite.

In the midst of a war-torn West Michigan a series of extraordinary events are occurring. A terrifying evil is about to be conceived, one with an extreme love for power. Will the Powered and humans alike survive the war? Or will the desire for a new world bring the city to its knees? You’ll adore this prequel to the supernatural action thriller series; it’s a real page-turner.

 

 

Studying polar bears is Norwegian scientist Aud Myhre’s passion. The leader of an Arctic research team, she stays in the frozen north over the holidays to obtain necessary data, with help from her sexy colleague Svein. She didn’t count on a storm trapping them in a cave with no means of warmth-except each other. Aud struggles to keep their relationship professional, but there’s no fighting their combustible sexual chemistry. Svein Eide has more insight into the lives of polar bears than anyone knows. To keep Aud safe from the storm, he has two choices. Reveal his shapeshifting abilities and lead her back to camp, or find another way to keep her warm. He knows which “he’d” prefer. Polar bears don’t mate for life. but one taste of Aud’s passion could disprove that scientific fact.

The light has gone. All over the world thick clouds have descended which block the light of the sun and turn day into perpetual twilight, while night becomes pitch black. Temperatures plummet. While most are unprepared for the catastrophe, Jeb dreamed of the coming doom. Now he and his mother, Sarah, and wife, Cassie, survive on the family farm. But two strangers will soon have a huge impact on their lives.

 

Abi Coltrane is free from captivity, but not from the haunting memories and nightmares. Traumatized by the abduction experience, she searches for the path that brings her healing and strength. Shedding the persona of victim to become strong and able to face the challenges before her. Sometimes, it takes a declaration of love to see that you are not alone in the battle. A celebration at home waited for her return. Another darker, more sinister figure, also waited.

An outbreak of violent crimes in and around the community had the local police chief, Reed Walters, on high alert. FBI agents, Alvarez, and Steele were engaged in a manhunt for the psychopathic killer that had abducted Abi. Ever evasive, his whereabouts unknown, they have their suspicions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Memorium

A Timely Reminder.

Story Empire

The World Trade Center

Aftermath of September 11, 2001

World Trade Center Memorial

The Pentagon

Aftermath of September 11, 2001

Pentagon Memorial

Photo by Joan Hall

Photo By Joan Hall

Shanksville, Pennsylvania Flight 93 Memorial Tower

In Honor of Those We Lost

May time soften the pain
Until all that remains
Is the warmth of the memories
And the love.
 … Anonymous…


View original post

Readers’ Favorite Book Review

Author’s new book “Mollie’s Magical Tooth” receives a warm literary welcome

Author's new book "Mollie's Magical Tooth" receives a warm literary welcome

Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Children – Picture Book book “Mollie’s Magical Tooth” by Jana Buchmann, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1735458600.

Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

Reviewed By Sarah Stuart for Readers’ Favorite

Mollie’s Magical Tooth: A Tooth Fairy Magic Land Adventure by Jana Buchmann is a picture book beautifully illustrated by Lara Korotenko in vivid colors. She, in collaboration with Jana Buchmann, instantly picks up on the unicorn theme and the fact that most little girls like pink, the brighter the better. The story opens with an argument! Mollie has a loose tooth and when it comes out, she wants to hang it around her neck on a chain Mommy has given to her. Mommy says it must be hidden under her pillow for the tooth fairy to collect in the night. Mollie goes to bed and talks to her teddy bear. What, she wonders, does the tooth fairy do with all the teeth? Will Mollie meet the tooth fairy, Miss Pearlwirl, and find out?

Four to eight-year-olds will love the tale of Mollie’s magical tooth. Jana Buchmann takes the tooth fairy myth and builds a whole new story on it. After all, why does a fairy prize teeth so much? What does Miss Pearlwirl do with them? The answers evolve into the tale of a problem that requires Mollie’s help and its happy resolution, all written correctly so it’s easy for an adult to read as a bedtime story and perfect for older children to practice reading skills. Mollie’s Magical Tooth: A Tooth Fairy Magic Land Adventure by Jana Buchmann is more than a picture book. It’s a journey in a coach – drawn by unicorns, of course – that will pull youngsters in, hold their attention, and be treasured for a lifetime.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4797551#ixzz6XRMni9ek

Writing historical fiction

The inside story of historical fiction.

Rebecca Bryn

I fell into historical fiction writing quite by accident, but once there, I was totally hooked on the events in the past that made us who we are today. Writing this genre follows much the same basic rules as any fiction writing:

The inspiration for the story – what got my juices going.

The characters – who they are, their back stories, their relationships with one another, how I relate to them, and how they develop as people.

The setting – when and where.

The tone – is this a cheery novel, a humorous one, serious, or dark? I suppose most are a mixture.

The plot – how the story unfolds and whether it is character driven or plot driven. In my case, it’s my characters; they throw the plot out of the window and do their own thing leaving me to dig them out of impossible situations. Obviously, when…

View original post 3,119 more words