Writer of YA, mainstream, and contemporary fiction. Shackled by RSIs. Published five stories anyway. Still writing. Admin at AlzAuthors, cross-blogging weekly to raise awareness of Alzheimer's and the dementias. Eclectic reader and book promoter. Follow my adventures in publishing.
Just in time for your summer reading! A new release by Clean Indie Reads author Franky A. Brown, author of Julia the Secret Keeper and Julia the Secret Blogger. Now we have Pride and Butterflies.
Caralyn Sharp has a demanding job and a love life that just walked out the door. She barely has time to be her best friend’s Maid of Honor. Right when she thinks things can’t get any worse, she brakes hard to avoid a turtle and is rear-ended by Alex Garrison. He’s a military officer with an attitude and the owner of the most amazing pair of blue eyes she’s ever encountered. As they continue to cross paths, she can’t decide what she wants more: to scream at him or stare into his dreamy eyes.
About the Author
Franky Brown is from Sumter, South Carolina and has a degree in English Literature from the University of South Carolina. Writing has always been her passion and she loves to journal. She writes humorous, clean chick lit novels and also has a gluten-free recipe blog, "Julia and Me, Gluten-free". She currently lives in Alabama with her husband and son where she is at work on her next book.
know the feeling you get when you're completely immersed in a book, caught up
tight in the story, not wanting to put it down, and impatient to get back to it
when you must? That's the feeling I
got when I listened to the first two installments in Keely Brooke Keith's TheUncharted
Series. The author kindly gifted me an audiobook version of both The
Land Uncharted and Uncharted Redemption for an honest
review. The series is a blend of romance, historical fiction, and science
fiction written with surprising mastery by this talented new writer. Keely
Brooke Keith is an author to watch. Read through to enter the giveaway for a complete ebook collection of The Uncharted Series.
From the opening
pages of The Land Uncharted, narrated by Kate Fisher, I was
mesmerized by the story of this undiscovered land and its people locked in a
time and way of life from the early part of the last century, and completely
out of touch with the rest of the world.
Fisher's reading, while slow at times, seems a
good fit with the book's formal tone and the characters' old-fashioned speech,
although at times it seemed robotic, almost as though Siri was reading the
Colburn is a young physician dedicated to serving her village in the Land. When
injured fighter pilot Connor Bradshaw’s parachute carries him from the war
engulfing the 2025 world to her hidden land, his presence threatens her plans,
her family, and the survival of her preindustrial society. As Connor searches for a way to return to his
squadron, his fascination with life in the Land makes him protective of Lydia
and her peaceful homeland, and Lydia’s attraction to Connor stirs desires she
never anticipated. Written like a historical, set like a sci-fi, and filled with romance, The Land
Uncharted weaves adventure and love in this suspenseful story of a hidden land.
In Book Two, Uncharted
Redemption, read by Misty of Echoing Praise, the story continues with
suspense, romance, drama, revenge, and redemption. The narrator's performance
is engaging and believable, well-paced and
Description: Breaking from the Land’s tradition,
Levi Colburn begins to build his own
house outside the village—across the road from Mandy Foster to be exact. Though
he hopes to marry Mandy someday, she rejected him once and has been unattainable
to every man in the village ever since. When rebels tear through Good Springs
and abduct Mandy, it’s up to Levi to find her. Driven to avoid the hour of
hollow discontent that routinely plagues her at sundown, Mandy Foster has made
choices she regrets. If anyone found out her secret, tradition dictates she
would be shunned. She’s learned how to
guard her heart, until she accepts the
tender care of the one man who truly loves her. But if she admits her love for
him, her secret could be exposed. Romantic, suspenseful, and filled with adventure,Uncharted Redemptionweaves dramatic new layers
into life in the Land.
Now comes the third book in the series, Uncharted
Inheritance for releaseMay 5. Like the first
two books, this too is written like a
historical, set like a sci-fi, and filled with romance. Uncharted
Inheritance concludes this suspenseful story of life in a hidden
Description: Bethany Colburn finally turns eighteen,
and Everett Foster is about to confess his love for her. When a new man arrives
in the village of Good Springs, he brings charm Bethany has never encountered
and illness the Land has never known. While the medicinal power of the gray
leaf tree is put to the test, and the Colburn family’s strength is
stretched thin, Bethany must learn to protect her true inheritance. Uncharted
Inheritance weaves heartbreak and hope while delivering long-awaited
answers in this suspenseful story of life in a hidden land.
Inheritance is also available as an
in St. Joseph, Missouri, Keely was a tree-climbing, baseball-loving ‘80s kid.
She grew up in a family who frequently relocated. By graduation, Keely lived in
8 states and attended 14 schools. Keely’s many
adventures include: being an exchange student, recording with a former Beatles
producer, being chased through the New Mexico desert by a rattlesnake, jumping
out of an airplane at 14,500 feet, and sleeping under the open sky in the
Australian outback. Keely is a bass guitarist and plays on worship
teams and for solo artists. She is married to singer/songwriter John Martin
Keith, and they frequently perform and tour together. When she isn’t writing
stories or playing bass, Keely enjoys dancing, having coffee with friends, and
sifting through vintage books at antique
stores. Keely resides on a hilltop south of Nashville with her husband and
their daughter, Rachel.
My guest today is Young Adult author Angela Carling, who asked me
to be one of the first to reveal the cover of her next novel The Secret Keeper. Looks spooky, doesn't it? I'm a big fan of YA, so I'll be reading this one as soon as it comes out later this week. Sounds intriguing!
When seventeen year-old Winter Merrill was driven to make a
bargain with the mysterious Secret Keeper, she knew there were rules. The
most important one: The next time you have a secret, you will not be able to
tell it….even if you try. What she didn’t know is that her next
secret, if not told, would destroy her life and the life of Liam, the only boy
she ever loved. Can Winter find a way out of the dark bargain that binds her
tongue or will her deal with the Secret Keeper bring devastating consequences
unimaginable even to her?
After years of denial, Angela
finally admitted that she is, in fact, a hopeless romantic, which allowed her
to let down her hair and write her first book, Unbreakable Love. Her
Shackled was released summer 2012 and has since been
written into a screenplay and nominated for the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award. She graduated from Brigham Young
University with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. When she is not writing YA
novels, she is secretly using her family as Guinea pigs to test what
she learned in college.Angela was raised in Palm Springs, California but now
resides in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, three kids and five felines. She
always eats the frosting on her cake and
cookies but leaves the rest, and can be caught singing in public bathrooms just
for the acoustics.