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Monday, April 21, 2014

Interview and Giveaway Reconquest: Mother Earth by Carl Alves



Please share a little about yourself, your genres, any other pen names you use.

I am a writer of horror, fantasy, and science fiction.  My first novel, Two For Eternity, is an historical fantasy novel that takes place of 12,000 years.  I followed that up with Blood Street, a paranormal thriller featuring vampires feuding with mobsters.  My latest novel, Reconquest: Mother Earth, is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller.  I basically find concepts that really interest and excite me and I turn it into a story.  I see myself doing more of that in the future, regardless of genre. 

For my day job, I’m a Quality Engineer at a medical device company.  It’s probably not as exciting as it sounds, but my role is basically to make sure the product line that I am working with, which is a surgical lighting product, meets all the demands that the FDA requires. 

Tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release.

My novel Reconquest: Mother Earth is a post-apocalyptic thriller.  The story’s protagonist, Navy SEAL, Mitch Grace was among the first humans to see the aliens when they invaded the planet.  On the day of the invasion, he was injured and went into a coma.  He wakes up five years later in the care of an alien physician that they now control the planet and use humans as slaves.  Mitch rehabilitates himself physically and mentally and creates a resistance movement to take the planet back from the aliens.  He is later captured and enslaved, becoming an intergalactic gladiator fighting as the sole representative of the planet.  He has to win back his freedom and reconquer the planet from the aliens.  I like to describe it as a combination of Independence Day, Red Dawn, and Gladiator.

Are you a parent?

I have two boys, one four years old and another nine, and they certainly keep my busy.

If yes do you find it hard to juggle writing and parenting?

I work full time, have two small children and a wife who has a very demanding job.  Of course it’s difficult, but all good things in life have to come with a struggle.  I basically write whenever I can, even if it’s just a few minutes here and there. 


Is there a theme or message in your work that you would like readers to connect to?

I try not to overtly put messages in my novels, however, Reconquest: Mother Earth is mostly about the human will to survive and adapt, to find ways of fixing very complicated problems.  This perseverence and unwillingness to accept defeat is embodied in my main character Mitch Grace, a former Navy SEAL who is determined to take back the planet Earth from the alien conquerors.

What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?

I can speak two languages (English and Portuguese).

When you’re not writing what do you do? Do you have any hobbies or guilty pleasures?

I lift weights and work out on a daily basis, something I always strive to make time for.  I’m also a big sports enthusiast.  My favorite sports are football and mixed martial arts.

Is there a genre(s) that you’d like to write that you haven’t tackled yet?

At some point I might dabble with writing a mystery.

Of all the characters you’ve ever written, who is your favorite and why?

In my novel Reconquest: Mother Earth my favourite character is Mitch Grace, the lead protagonist in the story.  He’s a Navy SEAL who is knocked into a coma on the first day of the alien invasion and wakes up five years later to find that aliens have taken control of the planet, and is determined to take the planet back from the aliens.  I’ve always had a deep admiration for members of our military, specifically the Navy SEALs.  They are almost superhuman to me.  What they are capable of doing is amazing.  For me Mitch Grace is the embodiment of what is good about the United States.  He is intelligent, fit, strong in both mind and body, and has an uncompromising will to survive and not accept defeat. 

What is next for you? Do you have any scheduled upcoming releases or works in progress?

Just recently I finished a manuscript am I currently titling Beyond Ragnarok, which starts off with the Battle of Ragnarok taken from Norse mythology.  In my story Loki swerves the Asgardian gods by not appearing at Ragnarok, and instead spending the last decade on Midgard (Earth) creating a virus designed to wipe out most of the population so that he can wrest power from the world’s leaders.  It is up to two of the survivors of the Battle of Ragnarok to stop him.

What book are you reading now?

Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan

What is in your to read pile?

Next up on my list is Bloodstone by Nate Kenyon and Seven Brains by Michael Louis Calvillo.


Reconquest: Mother Earth
Carl Alves

Genre: Science Fiction

Publisher: Montag Press

Date of Publication: March 26, 2014

ISBN: 978-1-940233-02-4
ASIN: B00IKYE5WM

Number of pages: 304
Word Count: 75,000

Cover Artist: Jeremy Rathbone

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Book Description:

SEAL Mitch Grace was among the first humans to see the aliens when they landed at the naval base where he was stationed, but like the rest of humanity, he was powerless to stop them. 

Five years later, Mitch awakens from his coma under the care of an alien physician to find that aliens control the planet.  Starting alone, as a one man army, he rallies the surviving humans to build a resistance movement to take the planet back from the alien conquerors. After his capture by the aliens, Mitch is forced into intergalactic slavery to become a gladiator, fighting as the sole representative of the human species. Against all odds and far from home, he lays the plans for the reconquest of his homeland.

Reconquest: Mother Earth is the thrilling combination of Red Dawn, Independence Day, and Gladiator.


About the Author:

Carl went to Boston University majoring in Biomedical Engineering.  Carl graduated with a BS degree, and has since worked in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries.  He later graduated from Lehigh University with an MBA degree.  His debut novel Two For Eternity was released in 2011 by Weaving Dreams Publishing.  His novel Blood Street was released in 2012 by True Grit Publishing.  His novel Reconquest: Mother Earth is scheduled to be released in 2014 by Montag Press.  His short fiction has appeared in various publications such as Blood Reign Lit, Alien Skin, and Dark Eclipse.  He is a member of the Horror Writers Association and has attended the Penn Writers Conference. 

You can visit his website at www.carlalves.com



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Defining the Space Opera with Annie Nicholas




What is a Space Opera?

When I first heard the term space opera I pictured a futuristic movie with singing. Like a cross between Star Wars and Sound of Music, but the term has no relation to music. It is instead a play on the term "soap opera".


Drama, drama, drama…

Space opera is a subgenre of science fiction that often emphasizes a romantic element. The stories are set mainly or entirely in outer space and usually involve advanced abilities, weapons and other technology. Often the stories come with a large dose of melodramatic adventure.

So when I say Space Opera think of TV shows like:


·        Star Trek
·        Battle Star Galactica
·        Babylon 5
·        Doctor Who
·        Farscape
·        Firefly

For books, here are my favorites:

·        Alliance-Union Universe   CJ Cherryh
·        Foreigner series  CJ Cherryh
·        Dragons of Pern  Anne Mccaffrey  (yep, science fiction AND dragons)
·        Ender’s Game  Orson Scott Card
·        Dune  Frank Herbert

All these authors and shows influence me in my science fiction ideas. Most of my back list is paranormal romance but sci-fi has always been my first love. I have many stories filed away but hadn’t the nerve to publish them until now. (They’re my babies after all.)

No Refuge is what I’d call a cross between Firefly and Babylon 5. It’s not shiny like Star Trek. I believe the future will be filled with rust buckets and rough pioneers. I also think we’ll be out classed by the aliens we’ll meet and show that in this series.


I believe humans are tough critters and we’ll persevere.  

No Refuge 
Known Universe
Book 1
Annie Nicholas

Genre: Space Opera/Science Fiction Romance

Publisher: Lyrical Press/Kensington

Date of Publication:  April 7, 2014

ISBN: 9781616505295

Number of pages: 94
Word Count: 24,000

Cover Artist: Renee Rocco

Book Description:

Hunted to near extinction by an alien race called the Ko, my people have run from Earth and drifted so far among the stars we can’t remember the way back. We live everywhere, but call nowhere home. The Ko want us erased from existence and memory. They don’t even want our DNA in the space dust. Humans disguise themselves as other alien species and hide in plain sight. It’s the only way we can survive.

I believe in the myth of Earth. I’ve even discovered a bona fide book written in the dead language of my people. My man, Brody, dreams of a secret human colony. He’s searched for years, hunting any rumor we’ve run across, and finally he’s made contact. Usually, he’s the one grounding me to station and keeping my head out of the atmosphere. Time for me to return the favor…that is, if I can ditch the Ko who’ve discovered me, thanks to my incessant artifact-hunting. If we don’t make our rendezvous, and the Ko don’t kill me, Brody just might…

CONTENT WARNING: Aliens, cargo ships, and a fast paced race against all odds.



About the Author:

Annie Nicholas writes paranormal romance with a twist. She has courted vampires, hunted with shifters, and slain a dragon’s ego all with the might of her pen. Riding the wind of her imagination, she travels beyond the restraints of reality and shares them with anyone wanting to read her stories. Mother, daughter, and wife are some of the other hats she wears while hiking through the hills and dales of her adopted state of Vermont.

Annie writes for Samhain Publishing, Carina Press, and Lyrical Press.

Website: www.annienicholas.com  



  


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Interview- HE: A Sexual Odyssey by Stephan Morsk




Please share a little about yourself, your genres, any other pen names you use.

My name is Stephan Morsk.  I’m a mental health professional who writes daily.  I’ve won a 7th and an 8th place in a Writer’s Digest Competition out of a field of 19,000.  My web site morsklitmonthly.com offers a new short story each month.  I’ve won honorable mentions and published short stories. 

Tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release.

“HE:A Sexual Odyssey” is the story of a law student who is involved with a series of women who either loathe him, try to poison him, save his life or exploit him sexually.  The first is the nanny of his ex boss’ kid.  She sends him a hateful letter enclosing a pubic hair and rubbed with pheromones.  After observing a woman in a coffee shop whose breasts are ‘freaks of nature’ she leaves a briefcase and departs.  He’s unsuccessful in returning it to her, but this karmic event exposes him to a bevy of dangerous and seductive paramours. 

Are you a parent?

Father of a fabulous girl. 

If yes do you find it hard to juggle writing and parenting?

I write first thing in the morning before everybody is up.  I like quiet when I write. 

Have you ever based your book or characters on actual events or people from your own life?

Absolutely.  I visualize a character while I write about them.  I also draw from TV and popular culture, pictures I’ve seen in magazines or elsewhere.  The actual character however comes from pure imagination. 

Is there a theme or message in your work that you would like readers to connect to?

A couple of themes stand out in “HE:A Sexual Odyssey.”  The first is the protagonist’s blind devotion to finding Ms. Right despite all ignominous odds or female eccentricities.  For example, Eve, the woman with ‘freaks of nature’ breasts carries a gun and is part of a gang of smuggler thugs.  Misha, the ineluctably hot nanny, is only interested in sado-masochistic encounters in women’s rest rooms.  A related theme is the power of women.  The third theme that gleans through all my writing is the arbitrariness of gonzo karma.  In his desperate search for feminine salvation “HE” is subject to intolerable twists of fate including being beaten up by one of the gang’s thugs, an attempt to poison him, etc. 

What would your readers be surprised to learn about you? 

I’m old?

When you’re not writing what do you do? Do you have any hobbies or guilty pleasures?  

I’m a pretty decent amateur magician. 

Which romance book or series (or other genre, if you don’t write romance) do you wish you had written?  

Harry Potter. 

Is there a genre(s) that you’d like to write that you haven’t tackled yet? 

No.  I call my works ‘mysteroticoms’, combining mystery, comedy and erotica.  That’s what I love writing, and, reading for that matter, although I can’t think of anyone doing it. 

Of all the characters you’ve ever written, who is your favorite and why?

Eve, from “HE” is reincarnated so to speak as Beatrice in a following book.  She’s smart, sexy, ruthless and can plug a pigeon in the air at thirty feet with a Russian pistol.  She adores “HE’s” nine inch organ. 

If this book is part of a series…what is the next book? Any details you can share?

In the next part of the four part series, entitled “Trashy Novel:A Love Story” Eve’s reincarnated as Beatrice.  The second part, “SHE” is all about Beatrice, the adoration or our protagonist and her strengths.  The final installment, “I” is told by “HE” in the first person.

What is next for you? 
Do you have any scheduled upcoming releases or works in progress?  

I want to market “HE” to the readership it deserves.  I believe in it and feel it needs to be appreciated widely. Then I’ll work on publishing the next installments which are already written.

What book are you reading now? 

None.  I’m a slow reader and often just read short stories or nothing at all until I’m on vacation. 

What is in your to read pile?

Norman Mailer’s my favorite author.  I’ve never actually read “The Naked and the Dead” so perhaps that’s it.  His best is “American Dream” in my estimation. 



HE: A Sexual Odyssey
Stephan Morsk

ASIN: B00E3GZPTI
ISBN: 0-7414-8224-X

Genre: erotica

Book Description:

In HE the unnamed protagonist, a law student, is involved with a series of women who either loathe him, try to poison him, save his life or exploit him sexually. The first is the nanny of his ex boss’ kid. She sends him a hateful letter, enclosing a pubic hair and rubbed with pheromones. After observing a woman in a coffee shop whose breasts are ‘freaks of nature’ she leaves a briefcase and departs. He’s unsuccessful in returning it to her, but this karmic event exposes him to a bevy of dangerous and seductive paramours.

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About the Author:

Stephan Morsk is a mental health professional who writes daily.  He won a 7th and an 8th place in the Writer’s Digest competition 2001 out of a field of 19,000 writers.  He has published a short story and won honorable mentions in other years.  His web site morsklitmonthly.com offers a new short story each month.  He is interested in novellas and recently submitted “Parrot Moon” to the Paris Literary Prize.  He’s finished several other short books, part of a four part series including “HE”, “Trashy Novel-A Love Story”, “She” and “I”.  He lives in rural Minnesota with his family.  Favorite novelist, Normal Mailer.  He enjoys exercise and is a reasonable amateur magician.   






Release Day Blitz Eyes Only by H.K. Sterling




Eyes Only
H.K. Sterling

Genre: Suspense Thriller Romance 

Publisher: Breathless Press

Date of Publication: March 28, 2014

ISBN: 978-1-77101-276-8
Heat Rating: 3

Number of pages: 24
Word Count:  5965

Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde

Book Description:

In the shadowy world of covert operations it's hard to tell the good guys from the bad. Is there even room for romance? Sometimes romance fits in only too well. 

Read along with the twists and turns of "Eyes Only" where trust is a rare commodity and you'll never know which side to root for until the very end.


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Excerpt
"I dunno, maybe I had a wild hair that night or maybe I was going a little bit stir crazy. In any case, I think Charlie sensed it and that’s why he made the suggestion. So this one time, I decided I'd go to the restricted bar. What harm could it do? I'd have a few drinks with Charlie, hear some old Marine stories, and call it a night.
I couldn't have been more wrong.
Isla Aldon was her name. My eyes found her as soon as we stepped in the bar. A crowded bar too. And she was a short thing."





About the Author:

H.K. Sterling is an author with Breathless Press known for stories with imagination, intelligence, a kick, and twist endings. H.K. likes to focus her writing on suspense, science-fiction, shorts, and anything that is spicy and unexpected. Sometimes her books may even go dark. H.K. lives in Virginia with her husband who graciously puts up with her passion for writing. H.K. currently has a Mystery/Thriller out: A Taste For Killing; and two short stories in the Breathless Press Anthology, My Bloody Valentine. Her new book, A Taste For Danger has just been accepted for publication and Breathless Press also just published H.K.'s short-short titled Eyes Only. H.K.'s books are suitable for 18+.

Catch up with H.K. Sterling on the following media:


Twitter: @HKSterling


HK Sterling "Undercover Blog": http://hksterling1.blogspot.com/

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Review of Villa Massa Limoncello

When I received an email about reviewing Limoncello I was very excited.

I couldn't wait to try it.

I am a huge lemon fan- a fan of pretty much anything sour. So I expected this to be an instant favorite of mine. Unfortunately not so much.

I was very surprised at the flavor the the Limoncello.  It wasn't at all what I expected. I thought it would be sweeter and smoother.

To me it tasted liked lemon flavored cough syrup. 

My Italian husband said I was crazy and that it is absolutely delicious. A perfect Limoncello.

I just didn't care for it. But my husband, a true Italian, absolutely loved it and has enjoyed it on several occasions.

So I guess if you are a fan of authentic Italian Limoncello you will probably love this.




About Villa Massa Limoncello from http://www.villamassa.com/

The traditional Limoncello of Sorrento is produced by Villa Massa usingan old family recipe .

Just respect for tradition and the great care of the raw materials used to make more than twenty years, this international leader in the production of limoncello, the real Limoncello of Sorrento is in fact made using only lemons grown in one of the municipalities of the Sorrento peninsula, and in 'island of Capri.

The limoncello (also known as limoncino ) is a sweet liqueur born according to tradition at the end of the nineteenth century, such as alcoholic beverage made by blending expertly lemons, sugar and alcohol. Thegeographic origins of limoncello , a typical product eno bell, you will lose between different traditions.

The first historical Limoncello is on the island of Capri, where in 1900 thebrand "limoncello" was recorded for the first time. However, there are documents of the same period who say that the lemon liqueur was already a fixture on the tables of families of Sorrento, which is used as an aperitif or digestif. According to tradition, the origins of Amalfi Limoncello would instead be traced back to the same period in which he introduced the cultivation of Amalfi lemon.

Despite the different versions, today's limoncello is certainly one of the most famous and popular food and wine of Campania: excellent digestive if served cold, Limoncello is a pleasure to be enjoyed at room temperature, maybe mixed in tonic water or champagne. Frequent use even on ice cream and fruit salads.

In Campania, in the land of its production Prince, Limoncello closes especially lunch or dinner, a social ritual almost like coffee.
  

Friday, April 18, 2014

Guest Blog and Giveaway with Sidney Stone






How To Write A Yelp Review

Thank you so much for featuring my book Jennifer Ainsley: The Final Demon War.  It was a great experience writing my first novel after writing 4 screenplays. One of the ways that I practice my writing is by creating Yelp reviews.  I love dining out, hiking and visiting wineries so I have ample places and locations to review.  It is a great way to practice my writing, meet new people and I have also sold dozens of books through Yelp. I have met a few dating partners too over the years but I will focus on the writing not the salacious details ;)

My Yelp profile can be found here:


I have over 1200 friends and over 760 reviews.  So how does one write a good Yelp review?  Here are my tips:

·       Don’t be shy to include social commentary

Recently during a visit at a Monterey winery one of the patrons collapsed on the floor.  While paramedics attended to the stricken and stressed man, the winery continued to pour for the visitors who also continued to drink the wine.  It was completely surreal and really struck home how human empathy and common sense seem to be in the decline.  I made note of these observations and included them in my 2 star review.  It is observational detail like that that increases your audience and gets people to continue reading your reviews (and maybe buying your book).  Here is one example (and yes I start every review with a quote):

"We are homesick most for the places we have never known."
― Carson McCullers

I love Starbuck's just for the little human observation details one can see. At the one in Irvine in the Trader Joe's Plaza on Culver, it's the fascinating demolition derby of cars as that terrible parking lot design combined with frantic, inattentive, unskilled drivers combines into a kaleidoscope of unintended comedy.

Here in Mayberry, the scenes unfold a bit differently.

This Starbucks is located in the Walnut Grove Center in Morgan Hill. Yep, adjacent to another Trader Joe's and a CVS. Parking is excellent so no hilarity there. This Starbucks is busy but not unbearably so. There is a side room with a long mission style table where a few times I plugged in my laptop to work on my manuscript in the evenings and weekends. Service is generally efficient if impersonal and I still like the breakfast sandwiches here along with the hot chocolate.

But it's those little human scenes with just enough emotional pathos packed into a few seconds that you really can get a base understanding of the human condition and really make the visits here interesting.

Like this scene:

Hot brunette looks away when beefy married guy with four kids and wife in tow, not only smiles at her once, but goes in for second stare as he walks away with his latte, trailing the oblivious wife and kids.

What was he thinking with that oh so obvious second stare that he held for too long of a beat? Upset at the brunette for ignoring him? Longing for a previous life before the marriage and kids? Hoping desperately that he was still an attractive dude and trying to delay the ravages of time? Did he fantasize about the woman during that rare occasion he makes love to his wife or more likely, the frequent times he pleases himself alone?

That man was definitely forlornly homesick for a place he will never know...

·       Go to interesting places

Don’t write about the local Subway or McDonalds unless something unusual or unique occurs. Do write about your travels, interesting tourist spots, hiking trails, wineries; even professional services like dentists or contractors! Yelp is not just about restaurants!  Of course you may find yourself become a slave to only eating at local mom n pop places just to impress your Yelp friends J

·       Practice using different voices or techniques

One friend of mine changes the voice of his review constantly or writes it as a haiku or an advice column. In my reviews, sometimes I write in the voice of my son and my friends all love those reviews. Unfortunately sometimes Yelp doesn’t and they end up getting pulled.  Here is an example of one I did as my son that was removed after a year of being online:

Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens.
A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement -- Dwight L. Moody
So this hotel is recently remodeled and while pricing can be too high if you do not get a deal, when you can get a Hotwire or AAA rate it is very worth it. Nice rooms, good service, a decent breakfast (they just need more healthy choices) make this place a winner in Morgan Hill. I have stayed here and I had a friend stay here as well both with similar positive experiences. Are you asleep yet?

Oh, and sorry Niki S. but all the compliments for Hampton Inn were also removed too. Richard S. of Georgia is now the 12,000th compliment winner!!!! If he ever makes it out to California that is...

Highly recommended.

Now, my son stayed with me and had his own perspective:

What's up Yelpsters!!! Or is it Yelpbookers??? Yelptweets?? I don't know, who cares, you all are weird (Except my Dads Yelping friends who all seem to be cute. Yuck! I do not like girls! Although I soooo pone them at handball). This is, what does my dad call me, Mini-me! Although a few more years, I'll be bigger than him, because he will shrink as I grow, and I will call him Mini-me!!! Or maybe Mini-me 1.0 Ha! Ha! Ha!

I've taken over his computer. Dumb dads. "ooh, I'll password protect my laptop". Yeah, by using the same password you use on everything else!!!!! My dad is very smart but sometimes he is very dumb. Just like a lot of adults are. Smart. Dumb. Dumb. Smart. Smumb!!! Ha! Ha! Ha! New word! I just crack myself up.

I see he was starting to review the Hampton Inn. What does that quote above mean? and why does he do that? Just review the damn, oops, darn place!!! My dad hates it when I use bad language. Crap isn't a bad word!!! We all crap!!! Crap! Crap! Crap!! Ha! Ha! Ha! My dad took me on an awful hike, I hate hiking!, and I almost stepped in horses crap! Oops, I meant poop (I thought he was waking up but he is still snoring. Hey, here is a joke I learned at school: Why do black widow spiders kill their males after mating? To stop the snoring before it starts. Thank God my Dad is not a spider. I hate spiders! Spiders suck!!! But they don't crap! Ha! Ha! Ha!) Oh, And do not go in the bathroom after my dad craps!!! Ewwwwww!!!!! Talk about Defcon 5 and call in the HazMat team!!!! Wait, where was I?

Oh yeah, my Smumb Dad left his computer on so I'm going to finish his Hampton review. He was only going to give it 4 stars but that is crap with a Capital C!!! Just because they don't have a decent fruit selection at breakfast?? Who cares??? They have hot bacon and waffles!!!! Bacon is the fruit and waffles are the veggie in my crappy food pyramid!!! Plus, the beds and pillows are comfy, service is good especially since my Dad tips the maids and my dad said the hotel is remodeled. You will like the way it looks! I guarantee it! I think I saw that on a crappy commercial once! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Hey, what does that other quote of his mean? Love makes the world go up and down instead of around? Up and down? Love? Hey, wait, that's gross Dad...Ewwwwwww!!!!!! What a dumb, not smumb, Dad! Yuck!

Wi-Fi can lag sometimes but otherwise it works good. I know, I've had problem winning at Minecraft this week because my Dad doesn't let me use computer as much as my mom does. Why do we have to go on hikes Dad?????? 'Deer and cows, oh my?' No, Deers and Cows who cares!!!! Screens rule!

Anyway, my Dad said he got a good deal on Hotwire. I have no idea what that is unless my Dad is a secret Agent stealing cars like those cool dudes on Fast and Furious 6! That movie rocks! except my dad doesn't look like the mumbling t-shirt guy or the big humongous guy. And my Dad can't even password protect his laptop much less hotwire a car! He is such a smumby!!! Ha! Ha!

So a hotwired comfy hotel with hot bacon and waffles!!! Five stars in my book! Or MacBook as the case may be, right snoring smumb Dad!!!!!

I am out of here to go kill some zombies!!!!!

·       Have fun and be creative!

Describe your experience and everything so readers have a sense of the restaurant but have some fun with it. It is just a review and one in which you are not getting paid J So be honest, describe food and service accurately, do not be a jerk and have fun!  The genius of Yelp is that it is a social network combined with a review site.  The more creative you are the more people will read your reviews and the more interesting foodie friends you can make.

Have a great weekend and again thank you for featuring my book!





Jennifer Ainsley
The Final Demon War
Sidney Stone

Genre: Urban Fantasy/Suspense/
Horror/New Adult

Date of Publication: December 2013

ISBN: 1491200960
ASIN: B00HFYK99Q

Number of pages: 308
Word Count: 102,400

Cover Artist: Pencilbox Studios

Book Description:

“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword” - Matthew 10:34

Demons are preparing to launch the Final War to destroy humanity. 

Can one young woman wielding the Sword of Jesus ensure our survival and redemption?

Will she lose both her love and her soul in the process?

Available at Amazon in Paperback and Kindle formats


About the Author:

Sidney Stone is a hiker, deer whisperer and non-pretentious wine connoisseur. An addicted reviewer on Yelp, he is also creator of affordable housing (although technically he is homeless part-time), thinks The Replacements are the best band of the Eighties and loves to boost his LinkedIn count with people he doesn't know.

He lives in both Northern and Southern California while constantly traveling to Orange County to visit his son, who can now beat his father at ping pong and chess rather easily (and is charmingly arrogant while doing it). A graduate of UC Irvine and Pepperdine University, Sidney wishes he chose at least one university to attend that had a college football team to root for.

The first scene Sidney thought of for Jennifer Ainsley: The Final Demon War included a rather large massacre (take that for what it is worth). However, inspired by the works of Stephen King, Dean Koontz and Clive Barker; the book's violence is offset by dark humor and deep human emotion just like in real life where Sidney's darkness is offset by creatively placed sarcasm and an overwrought romanticism. For example, while Jennifer Ainsley: The Final Demon War is a Fantasy-Horror novel, Sidney also still tears up at the end of both Field of Dreams and An Officer and a Gentleman.






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