Thursday, February 28, 2013

SECRET LIVES PAPERBACK AND STARBUCKS GIFTCARD GIVEAWAY Secret Lives takes the reader through a labyrinth of dead ends and false clues as LA Homicide Detective Lenny Browning investigates the bizarre death of Bob Wagner, prominent LA attorney. Upon arrival at the scene, he finds Wagner dead from wounds inflicted by Ella Russell’s Doberman, Amy. He interviews Ella at the scene and takes her statement, unconvinced that her dog only reacted when Bob lunged at her. Something doesn’t sound right and sets his detective radar buzzing. He allows her to take the dog home but wants her to remain available for questioning. The next morning, he asks Ella and her twin sister, Terry, to come in for an interview and learns the extent of Wagner’s longtime spousal abuse, his attempt to kill her the night before, and her mountain rescue from sure death by Ella’s fiancĂ©, Jim Sessions. In the midst of cleaning out Bob’s downtown condo for sales prep, they discover a large amount of drugs and a series of porn pictures, some that seem to be of the snuff variety. Disgusted, the girls call Lenny, who meets them at the condo. He takes custody of the drugs and the porn and conducts a search for further contraband. It yields nothing, so he leaves. The next morning he calls Terry and asks permission to search her house, particularly Bob’s office. It doesn’t take him long to find more porn, which repulses Terry and makes her wonder who the man she spent the last five years with really was. One of the photos draws Lenny’s special interest, leading him to the mean streets of Hollywood in search of Slim Whiting, a photographer he hopes holds a key piece of the puzzle. Further inspection of Wagner’s belongings unearths detailed journals covering the last several decades that list, in chronological order, his life of crime, starting as a young boy and the lives he took with such careless disregard over the course of years. As Lenny continues to work the case, Terry finds herself falling in love with him. Secret Lives twists and turns its way through one shocking revelation after another, leaving the reader laughing one moment and gasping the next when another impossible tidbit from Bob’s past threatens Terry’s future. ******************************************************************************************************************************* Gayle Farmer lives in Palm Springs, California, with her husband Jeff, a Chihuahua named Maggie, who used to rule the roost until Julie, a Maltese mix moved in. She assumed the position of top dog until Amy, a young doberman, arrived to usurp the role. She's living up to her literary namesake with an uncanny accuracy that's giving Gayle the chills. Gayle and Jeff are tasked with entertaining the critters and providing lots of treats and pets. They also are allowed to write, edit and publish books, but the dogs come first. They insist! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Hello to all visitors from Jen Gentry. Please welcome Bestselling author Shelley Hitz. Please join us as she talks about her inspirational new book A Life of Gratitude. And be sure to enter the giveaway for the book and Starbucks coffee. YUM!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

AN INTERVIEW WITH JEN GENTRY the author of  the #1 bestseller THE GIFT OF LIGHT

Interview Questions:

Tell us a bit about your book and where it’s available.
‘The Gift of Light’ is the first novel in The Gifts series. This book introduces the main character in the series Emily Bell as a young girl and follows her into adulthood. Emily moves to Hook Pond in the Hamptons to live with her Aunt Gemma. Aunt Gemma is a deaf mute with a special gift. See can see angels and demons. As Emily grows she learns that she has this gift as well. This first book also introduces us to Emily’s best friend Marta Sims and her tormentor Bradley Steel. Marta and Bradley clash until Bradley goes through a profoundly life changing experience when he accepts Jesus into his heart. Together Marta and Bradley face their worst nightmare. Bradley’s father is a US Senator who is running for President and he will stop at nothing to achieve his goals even if it means murdering his own family. Using Emily’s prayers the angels of Hook Pond gather for the battle to save Marta and Bradley from the Senator and the evil demons that surround him.
The book is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble as a paperback and it is available as an ebook on Kindle, Nook, Smashwords, Kobo, Deisel, and just about any other ebook outlet.
What was the inspiration for your book?
The book is very much inspired by Frank Peretti’s books This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness. I read both of these books about fifteen years ago and they changed my whole perspective on the spiritual aspects of Christianity.

What was your aim for this book? What did you want readers to think and feel when reading it?
My aim for this book was to present an alternative hero to our young adults, who are very much into Vampires, Zombies, Witches and the like. I want people to know that our God is a supernatural God and that Jesus is alive and well as he lives inside of those that love him. He is the ultimate hero.

If your book was going to be made into a film, who would you cast?
Emily Bell---Emma Stone
Gemma Bell---Naomi Judd
Marta Sims---Selena Gomez
Bradley Steel---Zach Efron
Liam---Chris Hemsworth
Azelius---Jackson Rathbone

Who would provide the soundtrack to your book?
Third Day, Casting Crowns, Newsboys, Natalie Grant

What is/would be the tagline for your book?
Christian Fantasy Fiction, Religious Fantasy

Do you have any other books currently available?
Not yet, but the sequel ‘The Gift of Knowledge’ will be out by Spring of this year. It’s coming very soon.
Do you have a favorite character from your current book?

Without a doubt my favorite character in The Gift of Light is Bradley. His life took turns in this book that even I did not see coming. His character and personality just took over and gave him clarity and substance. He turns out to be a great man of God. A man after my own heart.

What are you reading at the moment?

I just finished reading ‘Radhika’s Story’ by Sharon Hendry. It is a real look at the current sex slave and human trafficking industry that thrives in India. This book really opened my eyes and I highly recommend it.