Rule of Three Blogfest: Featured Authors!


Featured Authors

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The following authors have kindly donated their ebooks as prizes for the Rule Of Three Blogfest.
Please take the time to visit their blogs and/or websites and check them out.

Alex J. Cavanaugh

CassaStar by Alex J. Cavanaugh Science fiction/adventure/space opera

ISBN 9780981621067 Dancing Lemur Press LLC

                                                        To pilot the fleet’s finest ship…

Few options remain for Byron. A talented but stubborn young man with a troubled past and rebellious attitude, his cockpit skills are his only hope. Slated to train as a Cosbolt fighter pilot, Byron is determined to prove his worth and begin a new life as he sets off for the moon base of Guaard.

Much to Byron’s chagrin the toughest instructor in the fleet takes notice of the young pilot. Haunted by a past tragedy, Bassa eventually sees through Byron’s tough exterior and insolence. When a secret talent is revealed during training, Bassa feels compelled to help Byron achieve his full potential.

As war brews on the edge of space, time is running short. Byron requires a navigator of exceptional quality to survive, and Bassa must make a decision that could well decide the fate of both men. Will their skills be enough as they embark on a mission that may stretch their abilities to the limit?

Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design and graphics. He is experienced in technical editing and worked with an adult literacy program for several years. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games, and he covers those topics on his blog. His first book, CassaStar, was released last fall and is available in trade paperback and all eBook formats. The sequel, CassaFire, comes out next February.

Links to purchase:
Also available for the iPad, Nook, and other eBook formats!
Alex J. Cavanaugh
Secrets
The Hate
The Devil's Game
S.L.Pierce (who is offering all 3 of these!)
The Hate : Two gritty short stories… revenge done right!

The Devil’s Game: Is a stranger who stalks your stalker a friend or your worst enemy?

Rachel Pendelton is determined to break from her small town past and stake out a new life for herself with a dream job in the big city. But hard work and determination are no match for whoever is working against her. When anonymous gifts show up, she’s flattered. When they appear in her locked apartment, she starts worrying. What can she do when everyone she turns to for help looks suspicious?
What she doesn’t know is that a game has begun. A game with rules as baffling as they are deadly. A game that will pit her against the criminally insane. And only one can finish alive.

Secrets: If you like strong women with a slice of attitude and a side order of kick a$$…
Then try Secrets…we all have them
A woman with a hidden past…
Two men who weren’t supposed to be seen together…
A cop who won’t let go…
Industrial espionage….
Deception…
Betrayal…
Secrets is a fast paced thriller that will keep you guessing to the very end.
Gwen Michaels moved to California two years ago to start fresh, hoping her past could stay secret forever. But when a hired killer shows up, she assumes her cover is blown. When it turns out the man knows nothing of her past, the search is on for who wants her dead, and why.
Author S.L. Pierce spent ten years earning a PhD in engineering before discovering she would rather be a writer. She now lives in Colorado with her husband and four children. She is always at work on her next novel.
                                                                Links To Purchase

Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Smashwords

For more information, please visit the piercebooks  website and  blog.

Talli Roland
Watching Willow Watts
For twenty-five-year-old Willow Watts, life has settled into a predictably dull routine: days behind the counter at her father’s antique shop; nights watching fuzzy telly whilst the elderly residents of Britain’s Ugliest Village bed down for yet another early night. But everything changes when Willow’s epically embarrassing Marilyn Monroe impersonation is uploaded to YouTube. A canny viewer spots Marilyn’s ghostly image hidden in the film and Willow becomes an international sensation. Her dire little town is suddenly overrun with fans proclaiming her to be the ‘new Marilyn’. Egged on by the villagers – whose shops and businesses are cashing in – Willow eagerly embraces her new identity, dying her hair platinum and scoffing cakes to achieve Marilyn’s legendary curves. But when the only man she has ever truly loved returns, seeking the old Willow, it’s decision time. Should she risk stardom and the village’s new-found fortune on love? Or is being Marilyn Willow’s real ticket to happiness?
Talli Roland has three loves in her life: chick lit, coffee and cupcakes. Born and raised in Canada, Talli now lives in London, where she savours the great cultural life (coffee and cupcakes). Despite training as a journalist, Talli soon found she preferred making up her own stories – complete with happy endings. Her first novel, The Hating Game, was an Amazon UK best-seller, remaining in the top 100 for over two months. Watching Willow Watts is available on Kindle now. Talliblogs here and tweets here.
                                                         Links To Purchase:
                                                        Amazon US
                                                        Amazon UK
                                                   
Michael Hicks
In the first book of an epic futuristic fantasy trilogy, this is the story of Reza Gard, a young boy of the Human Confederation who is swept up in the century-long war with the alien Kreelan Empire. Nightmarish female warriors with blue skin, fangs, and razor sharp talons, the Kreelans have technology that is millennia beyond that of the Confederation, yet they seek out close combat with sword and claw, fighting and dying to honor their god-like Empress. Captured and enslaved, Reza must live like his enemies in a grand experiment to see if humans have souls, and if one may be the key to unlocking an ages old curse upon the Kreelan race. Enduring the brutal conditions of Kreelan life, Reza and a young warrior named Esah-Zhurah find themselves bound together by fate and a prophecy foretold millennia before they were born. Publisher’s note: This book is the first section of the original novel IN HER NAME, which is now the omnibus edition containing the entire trilogy under one cover.
Born in 1963, author Michael Hicks grew up in the age of the Apollo program and spent his youth glued to the television watching the original Star Trek series and other science fiction movies, which continue to be a source of entertainment and inspiration. Having spent the majority of his life as a voracious reader, he has been heavily influenced by writers ranging from Robert Heinlein to Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven, and David Weber to S.M. Stirling. Living in Maryland with his beautiful wife, two wonderful stepsons and two mischievous Siberian cats, he continues to work full-time while dreaming and writing.
                                                       Links To Purchase
                                                              Amazon
Smashwords
                                                              Barnes & Noble
                                                              iTunes Books
                                                              Sony
                                 For more information, please visit Mike’s website
Faith Mortimer
Product Details
Echoes of Life and Love: A Collection of Short Mysteries includes:

The Bamboo Mirror – In a 1960’s Singapore boarding school, new girl Diana Rivers has an encounter with two children – Who are they?

The Cast Party – The lovely Linda, aspiring actress, has a plan. Will she be able to carry it out?

Making A Right – Sometimes two wrongs can make one!

Rebecca With Two C’s – A poignant love story. What is real?

Summer Visitors – Has Alex made the right decision? Is real life like this?

This volume also includes previews of Faith Mortimer’s published novels – The Crossing and The Assassins’ Village.

Author Faith Mortimer was born in Manchester and educated in Singapore, Malaya and Hampshire, England. She qualified as a Registered nurse and after some years changed careers to oversee a number of travel and sport related companies.

She is happily married with four children. Once the children began to attend University, she decided to join them in reading for a Science degree and obtained an Honours Science degree with The Open University in 2005. She believes that the dedication and stamina needed to sit for a degree gave her the confidence to finish writing her first novel. She achieved this and January 2009 saw the publication of The Crossing. This novel is based on a true incident and Faith thoroughly enjoyed the six months or so research that went into the book and the 12 months writing and editing.

In 2010 she finished writing her second novel; a murder mystery set in the Troodos mountains of Cyprus where she spends the majority of her time.

                                                               Links To Purchase
                                                                  Amazon
                                                                  Smashwords
For more information, please visit Faith’s website.
Damyanti Biswas
A to Z Stories of Life and Death
A To Z Stories of Life and Death:  Twenty-six stories of life and death, based on the twenty-six letters of the alphabet, question our moral compass:  How do you judge a teacher toying with the sexuality of her teenaged student?  A boy who decides to murder his mother?  What thoughts rage inside a pedophile serial killer before he shoots himself?  They challenge the concepts of beauty, truth and morality, by revealing the face of the other side.
The stories focus on a crucial juncture when a character’s life changes, for the better or worse, because of a choice or decision. Some of the characters confront death, others talk about life with its quirks and whimsies.  Each voice, ranging in age from a six-year-old to a centenarian, has its own riveting story to tell.  Together, this collection of stories at over 12000 words attempts to prove that when it comes to stories, depth can sometimes replace length and breadth.
Author Damyanti Biswas lives more in her head than in this world, adores her husband, and loves her pet fish and plants. She is an established writer for magazines and journals.  Her short fiction has been published in the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Muse India, and in print anthologies by Marshall Cavendish, Monsoon Books, and MPH publications.
                                                               Links To Purchase
                                                               Amazon
                                                               Smashwords
For more information, please visit Damyanti’s  website and blog.
Marcus Clearspring
Emma meets the Walkabout Gnomes:  It’s not everyday you meet talking gnomes.

One day after school, Emma meets some walking, talking gnomes in the
park. Soon she’s standing on a park bench on one leg, holding an
umbrella and learning not to take everything too seriously. Then the
gnomes disappear again. Emma sets out to find them, secretly
hoping they can provide advice on how to be noticed by a particular boy
at school.

Marcus Clearspring divides his time between writing and developing web apps
and browser games. He intends to write more in the Walkabout Gnome series, and
is also working on several other writing projects.
                                                                 Links To Purchase
Amazon
Oronjo
For more information, please visit Marcus’ website.

Stuart Nager

Dawn of Indie Romance

Stuart Nager is a contributing author to Dawn of Indie Romance – With Love, a themed anthology published by Ethics Trading.

The following excerpt is quoted from the Product Description page at Amazon . “So, here we are again. Welcome to the “Dawn of Indie Romance”, brought to you by the With Love Project. This is the first in a planned series of themed anthologies, and, as you might have guessed, is filled with Romance stories. But, hey, you know us, right? It’s not just fluffy romance in here, there are twists and turns too. Even if romance isn’t your thing, you might find something among the seven stories here to intrigue you.
As always, any creation from the With Love Project, in conjunction with Ethics Trading, and The Writing Network, has been produced with help from artists and writers who have donated their work and net profits from sales of this book will be passed to Medecins Sans Frontieres to support their ongoing work in emergency situations around the world.”

About Stuart’s story, Redhead Riding: Kate had a pretty horrible morning of being told “NO!” Dressed to kill, and almost ready to do so, she sets out on a journey for the day that ends up quite differently than how it started. BBQ, beer, bike riding, flipping off pigeons, great coffee…and the start of a new…something. One of 8 great new indie romance stories.

Author Stuart Nager is a creative individual with many areas of passion that he explores and travels in:Professional Storyteller; NYS Certified Drama Specialist/Educator; Teaching Artist; Writer of Fiction; Playwright; Professional Development Coordinator& Facilitator; Workshop Leader; Arts-In-Education Advocate; Puppeteer; Director; Performer; Curriculum Writer; and sometimes more, as the needs arise. He has never performed at a bris, as an adult.
Check out his fiction writing blog (Tale Spinning) at:stuartnager.wordpress.com/ and his Arts-in-Education blog at:bornstoryteller.wordpress.com/

For more information on Dawn Of Indie Romance, please visit the Ethics Trading Website.

Links To Purchase
Amazon
Amazon UK
Smashwords

J. C. Martin

Stories for Sendai an Anthology: An Anthology of Inspirational Short Stories

Stories for Sendai is a collection of inspirational short stories loosely themed around the strength of the human spirit. All proceeds will be donated to GlobalGiving in aid of victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Aside from raising funds to support aid efforts, we also hope that our combined messages of strength in the face of adversity, of silver linings in storm clouds, will shine a light in these dark times, providing a brief respite in a time of crisis.

Author J.C. Martin works as a martial arts instructor to fund her writing obsession. Her short stories have been published in various anthologies, including publications by New Asian Writing, Pill Hill Press and Static Movement. She is the winner of the 2010 Story Quest Short Story Contest organised by IFWG Publishing. J.C. blogs at J.C. Martin, Fighter Writer, and you can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

Links To Purchase
Amazon
Amazon UK

You can also visit the original site/blog for the Stories For Sendai Project here.

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