Saturday, February 14, 2015

I Will Not Post Of Love...

This evening, I will not personally post sappy love sayings or declare the awesomeness of singleness... Instead, I offer up a link to a video that everyone should watch.

Love in all of its wonderful beauty isn't love when you are put down in any way. It isn't love if you are being controlled, harassed, made to feel insignificant, or touched in any way that isn't full of kindness. Love isn't abusive, and it's important for people to realize and know the signs of an unhealthy relationship. It effects so many people, both men and women, and oftentimes, victims become abusers, themselves.

And this video outlines in a perfect manner why victims stay with their abusers. Regardless of how people may feel about it, no, it isn't their fault. Abuse weaves a web of fear, control, and psychological torture that tightens and chokes a victim's ability to see it for what it is.

A couple years ago, we put out a book called Battered Shadows. All of the Authors that contributed to it have been affected in some way by domestic violence and abuse. Because of this terrible trend that is so widespread, this book's revenues are donated directly to the NCADV, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. This Charity helps people in domestic violence situations to pick up the pieces and move on! After watching this video, please consider picking up a copy of Battered Shadows.

Goodnight, everyone, and love one another... <3

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Meet Author h. james!

You simply can't guess what will happen...
So, spoiler alert!
In this riveting book, the Author takes you through a civil war where a people's native Shamanic religion is outlawed and the people are enslaved. One small girl discovers that her father has done something otherworldly to her, and in the midst of the uprising, she loses her entire family because of it! She lives in hiding for years until a betrayal puts her in the hands of the Faulkners, who have enslaved her people. She is known as The Girl In The White Mask...

Somehow (and I won't tell you), she ends up in our world! A ghost who can only be seen by Robin Avery. Monsters that only Robin and one other person can see start popping up in Minneapolis, MN, and it is up to the masked girl and Robin to seal the gates between worlds!

Will they succeed or die trying?

"I couldn't help but cry in this book... The Author led me through a journey that, by the end, brought me to my knees and put my heart in a blender... It has only been the best of books that could ever do that to me..."     ~Selina Ahnert

h. james was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a consumer of pizza (lots and lots), watcher of bad TV, and a proud Vikings fan (maybe a little bit too proud). She prefers to spend her time losing herself on the internet for hours watching online videos, or spending a lazy Saturday afternoon with a good book. In 2013, she won the Carothers Distinguished Writers Award for her short story. One day, she hopes to create imaginary people for a living, but until then, she'll do it on her free time. The Girl in the White Mask is her first novel.

h.james can be found on Twitter and AuthorCentral!

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Have a wonderful day, everyone! <3

Friday, February 6, 2015

Meet Author Sarah Iskafy!

Have you checked out The Story of an Apostate?!
Sarah Iskafy and her book, The Sin of Greed, takes you on a wild and unbelievable journey, highlighting what it's like to be a Muslim. Now an Ex-Muslim, she has put this book out to share her story with the world!

In this true story, you'll encounter abuse, close-calls with real child nightmares, being singled out for being different, and the inner dynamics of Muslim families. It will shock you, bring you to tears, and make you want more! The best part of it is how the Author has dealt with all of this. Also included in the book is artwork and poetry that was born from this intense childhood journey.

Don't miss it!

Sarah has been writing stories and poetry for as long as she can remember. Travel is one passion of hers that provides an endless well spring of inspiration and she plans on doing more of it in the future. While she's not raising a wild five year old, she is on a perpetual job hunt for the be all to end all of jobs. Her motto is, "if it's not your passion, then it's temporary." Sarah also spends her days playing GO/Weiqi/Baduk, a Chinese board game, and chess when she's not busy promoting underground music using her writing skills.

Check out her book on Amazon!

Sarah can be found on Facebook!

Please, leave a review for her book... Authors love honest reviews! Have a wonderful night, everyone! <3

Meet Author Serenity Poetry!

The poetry of Serenity Poetry will dazzle and amaze you with the raw feelings that are offered by her pen. The beautiful way that she arranges her words will leave you wanting more, leave you in tears, and give you flashbacks to memories that made you feel the same way...

While reading, you can tell how she lovingly and thoughtfully arranged her words, composing them straight from her heart. More than once, she left me in tears, because I'd gone through the same thing. It was like she ripped those long-buried feelings straight out of my very soul!


Serenity was born in the diverse and fast moving Queens, New York. During her childhood, however, she wound up moving around and eventually settling in South Florida. All these places only gave her a better view of the world and what it has to offer.

Serenity was always a fan of the arts and found herself taking dance, drawing, sketching and writing, as well. However, it was the passing of her grandmother that had Serenity writing her first original poem. Life experience after life experience gave her the fuel and inspiration to create "Answer True"- a piece that got attention from not only people in her circle, but other poets, as well. In November 2010, she took the stage for the first time at Verbal Calligraphy. There, she performed one of her most requested works to date, "Superwoman."

Serenity prides herself on making poetry that helps others through the adversity in their lives. Recently, she has begun work on two major projects "Serenity in a Sea of Chaos," an audio album, and a book "Rose Petals of Serenity" to reach more people, worldwide. Her influences range from Maya Angelou to Nikki Giovanni to Langston Hughes. 

Check out her books on Amazon!

Serenity Poetry can be found on Facebook and Twitter!
She can also be found on Soundcloud!

Don't forget to leave reviews on her books! Authors love honest reviews! Have a beautiful day, everyone! <3

Meet Author Melissa Fisher!

What does it mean to be inspired?
Throughout life, we sometimes walk in darkness, and it can take something as simple as a realization to bring out the light within us. Come on a poetic journey with Melissa Fisher as she examines what being human is all about!

The poetry that Melissa offers is full of insightful thoughts about life. The subjects are wide-ranged, including things as controversial as war, the loss of a child, love, and other inspirational thoughts. Not only will you get poetry, but the Author includes her insights into what made her write the poem, giving you a peek into her mind and heart.

Many thoughts tell her readers about dreams that she's had, where she's gleaned wisdom. She also shares her spiritual path, hoping to help others in their search for enlightenment and inner peace.


Melissa grew up in a small town in a house that sat along the edge of a woods. She was always the girl that played in the dirt and loved to be outside any chance she could, and some of her greatest childhood memories were made near those woods, from building forts, to hide-n-seek, and picking berries. 

She was raised with respect, taught right from wrong, and told how life was meant to be. Then, she started thinking for herself at a very young age and realized that some of the things she was being told didn't feel right, so she started to question everything and still does, today. 

She has always had a higher understanding of the things she shares in this book. It always came more naturally to her to follow her instincts than to conform to the ways we're taught. She has had many conformations throughout her life that reaffirm her beliefs and the truths she's been shown behind some of life's greatest mysteries. 

She has never been good at communicating the things she dreams about, so she found it easier and more natural to share her stories in poetic form. Everything she writes about is either inspired by something higher or an experience she has lived through. She hopes to encourage and inspire something in everyone who reads this to come together and help in the movement to heal the planet and heal each other.

Check out her book on Amazon!

Melissa can be found on Facebook!
She also has a Blog that she's active in!

And if you pick up her book, please leave a review! Authors love honest reviews! Have a wonderful day, everyone! <3

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Meet Author Karen Salamone-Jourdan!

"I love reading and writing about the impossible. The best beginning for a new book is easy... start with What If? and go from there."
~Karen Salamone-Jourdan
Exhilarating and Epic Stories!
That's what you're looking for in a novel, isn't it? Time to unwind and travel into a different world, where the rules are unique and your senses are tested to the extreme... That's what Karen Salamone-Jourdan brings to you with her books. If you like fun, a little gore, and vampires, check her out!

Karen's writing is fantastical! Her Paranormal Fiction leaves you wanting more as you dive into her stories and get sucked in. So far, she has two books out, with a third on the way! Her first two are part of a series and center around Vampires, Werewolves, and Angels. I got caught up in her writing as the story of a two-century-old vampire, who was tired of her life of bloodlust, made me ask so many questions about it. Then, enter the Angels. Would she find Redemption for her life? Or would she die and never redeem herself?


Redemption is Karen Salamone-Jourdan’s second book, following Gabriel’s Gate. 

A product of early Catholic education, and then, the Milwaukee Public school system, she found the joys of reading at an early age. 

Since retiring, she has used the time to follow her first love; writing. 

She is the mother of two and resides in Ripon, Wisconsin with her cat, SweetPea. 

Stay tuned for many more works! 

Check out the books, below!

Karen can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+!
She also has a Blog!

Don't forget to leave reviews on her books! Authors love honest reviews! Have a beautiful day, everyone! <3

Monday, February 2, 2015

Meet Author Scott Thomas Meyers!

"Your legacy is the memory and words you leave behind - and the people's lives you have touched along the way... Dare to Dream, as dreams still do come true. My passion is writing and sharing it with the world so as to affect other people's hearts and souls."
~Scott Thomas Meyers

Scott Meyers writes about darkness and light, his battle with illness, and his need for light. He has been driven by a need to express himself as he has battled a raging illness for the past Fourteen years. He spent Thirteen years as an Ordained Minister, and now, is sharing his poetry and life journey with everyone. Join in the heartache, the joy, the fear and faith in his collection of books; one of which (Battered Shadows) has 100% of royalties donated to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV).

Scott Meyers was born April 21, 1965 in Syracuse, New York. Currently, he resides in New Hampshire. Writing has always been his way of expressing himself in the hopes of reaching others. He writes of his personal battles, and his wish is to touch others who are going through their own battles, effectively being a light to help people who are lost, as well as encourage those who are found. Scott is planning on continuing his writing career so as to continue touching people in a positive way, so be sure to keep an eye out for other works!

Scott can be found on Facebook and LinkedIn!
He can also be found on Twitter and Google+!

Check out this wonderfully diverse Author, and don't forget to leave reviews on his books! Authors love honest reviews! Have a beautiful day, everyone! <3

Meet Author Bathsheba Dailey!

Bathsheba Dailey is a poetess and muse of life. She's survived many life challenges that some of us only have nightmares about, but through it all, she has overcome and grown as a person!

She shares her experiences and thoughts with us through poetry and insightful rants that get down to the root of issues. Her eloquent writing makes you stop and think about your life and where you are in it. Are you appreciating every ounce of beauty that surrounds you? Are you scared to take chances, and therefore, miss out on opportunities that will never again come your way?

These are only a few of the questions that have come into my mind while reading her work. I highly recommend checking out her books, which I have listed below.

Bathsheba Dailey was born in Baltimore Maryland, in 1976. At a young age, she moved to West Virginia. She always swore that she would move back to the city, but by the time she was eighteen, the hills had stolen her heart forever. She has four poetry books out, one bio of her life after suffering years of abuse by her mother and numerous boyfriends. She then married into a different kind of abuse before she finally realized that there had to be more to life. This is her first Quotes and Thoughts book. She wrote them when she needed to believe the meaning behind the quotes, just to survive another day. Sometimes, writing is the best therapy that anyone can ever have. She has three beautiful daughters who reside with her in the beautiful hills that she grew to love and cherish.

Bathsheba can be found on Facebook and Google+!
She can also be found on Twitter and LinkedIn!
Check out her Blog, as well!

Check out this wonderfully talented Author and be sure to leave reviews for her books! Authors love honest reviews! Have a beautiful day, everyone! <3