Saturday, 28 February 2015

Good Tales Blog Tours Need YOUR support

Good Tales Blog Tours official launch coming soon.

Help one of our fantastic Indie Authors, Laurie Starkey, an awesome supporter of #IndieBooksBeSeen who is starting up a Blog Tour service.

If you feel you can assist and make some noise, please join the Thudnderclap

The service is open to anyone and will be supporting Indie Authors with specials.

A message from Laurie and Kellie:

We’re excited to announce the March 1st opening of our book tour company, Good Tales Book Tours (GTBT). Before we open the virtual doors we need you! Bloggers, vloggers, podcasters, authors looking to promote other authors!

We have lots of information on our new site that we’d love you to check out and be sure to enter our Rafflecopter contest starting 2/18 – 2/25 for some awesome prizes!

We hope that you’ll consider GTBT a viable option for your future hosting and would LOVE to have you join our mailing list.

You’re not going to want to miss this!

Welcome! We appreciate you visiting and look forward to working beside you in the future to get great books in front of readers!

Laurie & Kellie

Friday, 27 February 2015

#IndieBooksBeSeen 2015 Catalog

#‎indiebooksbeseen‬ is in the process of putting together an indie catalog for 2015.

The catalog will be distributed during book expos and school panels that we are planning for this year.The cost is $35 per author based on 100 authors signing up.This will cover your book info ,set up cost and cost to ship to those authors doing events for us.

Email the following to Adeline via

  1. A jpeg pic of your cover
  2. A QR scan code pic (this can be generated through various websites like 
  3. Three web links of your choice that feature the book or your author pages (full web links starting with http:// ) 
  4. A synopsis (shouldn't exceed 50 characters).
  5. The genre of your book

Only 1 title per author will be represented in this catalog, you can use your links or scan code to showcase you others book titles.
I would also ask that you add an additional $5 towards setting up an indie presents at a couple of expos planned.
Once we have collected 100 entries only then will i start to collect the money.

All other enquiries can be directed to Mark Shaw via

Thursday, 26 February 2015

On Earth As It Is In Hell by Cortina Jackson

Title: On Earth As It Is In Hell


The book starts out with a conversation that takes place in Hell. Satan gives orders to demons, imps, and all of the other inhabitants in Hell; directing them to go to Earth through portals that lead directly to homes, schools, police departments, record companies, everywhere; and wreak havoc in the lives of people on Earth. People are already experiencing disappointments, depression, suicide, abuse, job loss; all kinds of turmoil. The assignment, directed by Satan himself, is to go directly to people that can be influenced, so that their souls can be claimed for Hell!

It is a fictional thriller about three characters who experience such tragedies. Their lives are relatable, and their experiences are graphically told. Life is scarier than fiction; the fate of the world is scarier than this!




Saving Toby by Suzanne McKenna Link

Title: Saving Toby

Series: Toby & Claudia


Loving someone through their hard fall from grace takes a lot of grit.

In school, Toby Faye was a moody kid who sat in the back of class and looked like he wanted to be anywhere but there. Claudia might have forgotten him if it weren't for the two fatal circumstances surrounding his family. In their small town, the Faye name was infamous.

An unexpected job offer drops Claudia back into Toby's life, and that of his widowed mother. Older now, Toby is a mass of muscles and unruly hair; a real head-turner. Despite Claudia's attempt to stay away from Toby, his blue-grey eyes expose a need she cannot ignore. Toby's world is a place where sadness lingers and old wounds run deep. Touched by the family's plight, Claudia vows to help Toby and his mother move past the hurt.

When a local hate crime is linked to Toby and his friends, doubts are cast. Old friends become enemies. Animosity between Claudia's father and Toby strains the father-daughter relationship. Taking Toby's side means Claudia will be forced to face situations she never imagined. She will have to be tougher than she's ever had to be. Does Claudia have the grit to love Toby through his fall?

Saving Toby is the first book of a two-part series that follows the emotional and inspirational tale of a young couple's journey to find themselves.

Full length, New Adult, Contemporary Love Story.
Recommended Reading Age 18+


New Adult (NA)
Contemporary Romance
New Adult Romance
Women's Fiction

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Thursday, 12 February 2015

NEW RELEASE: The Core by Kate Thomas

Title: The Core

Series: Equilibrium #1


There’s something strange about David, something that goes beyond the way he makes Ellie feel. He’s wealthy, poised, and a complete enigma. With nothing to lose but her heart, Ellie goes in search of the truth—a search that leads her down an eye-opening path that reveals secrets about the world she thought she knew.
The world’s order is held in careful balance, the essence of good and evil tilting the scale. When the fabric of reality is stripped away, Ellie is forced to make a decision to follow the path David’s constructed before her or simply walk away. The Core is missing and someone must step up and stand between the light and darkness, holding each back and maintaining equilibrium.


New Adult


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Kate Thomas, is the author of the upcoming Equilibrium Series, a five-book supernatural new adult series, with plans for a few more series in 2015.

She is a CPA by trade, a church planter and entrepreneur at heart; however, writing and reading are passions she just can't help but indulge in. With more ideas than one person should be allowed, she is blessed to have a muse that doesn't seem to take a vacation and more energy that one might consider healthy.
She writes under the following pen names:
L.A. Starkey - Young Adult & Middle Grade Paranormal
Isabella James - Sci-fi/Fantasy
Lauren Elizabeth - Adult Contemporary Romance


There is a giveaway for 5 ebooks of The Core

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In The Apartments Next To Mine: The College Collection by T. Anthony Bland

Title: In The Apartments Next To Mine: The College Collection

Blurb / Description:

Volume 1, is a collection of short stories many of which were written as class finals, hence the sub-title .The stories are about people and families that can live next door to any one of us. Families dealing with mental illness, assimilating to the American culture, a horrifyingly funny trip to the dentist. You will even take a trip to the 1040's to experience lost love. This collection doesn't really stick to any one genre.


Christian Fiction
Short Stories
Urban fiction


Monday, 9 February 2015

Presenting a Special Guest - Ian Williams with Jessica Wren

Interview with Ian Williams, author of Transitory:

Ian Williams’ Transitory was book of the month for January. This was the first month of this club, and the response and enthusiasm was tremendous.

Ian Williams is a science fiction writer from the United Kingdom. Transitory, which is about a businessman who travels to a distant planet and finds out that he is the target of a hitman, is Williams’ first novel. He recently released a second novel called The Sentient Collector, which is first in a dystopian trilogy.

To check out Transitory:

Here are what some reviewers have said about Transitory:

  1. “The author, Ian Williams, took me to a fantastically different location without the normal dreary travel time evident in some science fiction books. His characterisations were brilliant. They made me care about Nate, the main character, and also the others who were helping him get to the truth.”
  2. “This book is unlike anything I have read before. I found it refreshing and new. I read it pretty quickly because I had a really hard time putting it down. There were no slow dragging spots and it kept a nice steady pace.”
  3. “…this book made it quite easy for me to picture the new world in my mind. There wasn’t an overabundance either which usually makes my eyes glaze over.”
  4. “…I do believe that it will be a great read for those who like descriptive sci-fi.”
  5. “I fell in love with Nate’s sassy mouth and cunning humor. His reactions to unusual and bizarre situations were often what mine would be, along with his coping mechanism of snarky remarks. It was nearly as much of a treat to be inside his head as inside this alien sci-fi environment.”

I was wondering what the story behind Transitory and what made Williams decide to write it. Here is an interview:

Q1: Was the writing based on something personal such as a war or love experience or was it all fiction?
Answer: Transitory was all fiction unfortunately. I’d love to say that parts of it were based on personal experiences, but they weren’t. Of course how characters interact and how people talk will have been influenced by people I see everyday. 

Q2: Is there going to be a follow up book to explore the budding romance, the punishments and how Nate deals with all of it? 
Answer: I haven’t ruled out a sequel. In time I may decide to return and take the story further. But for that to happen it would have to move beyond Nate and the others. To me it seems that L’Armin is the character who has the most interesting past and the potential to go much further than Transitory could. I would love to explore this story, with Nate and the others involved too of course. 

Q3: How long did it take to write Transitory? 
Answer: It took me around a year to write. This being my first book meant I spent longer than I would today. My aim these days is to have the first draft of a new book finished in roughly four months, followed by another two months of rewrites and editing. 

Q4: What drew you to the science fiction genre? 
Answer: I’ve always loved science fiction, mainly for the way it can tell multiple stories in one. I grew up watching TV shows such as Star Trek: The Next Generation (I also loved Quantum Leap and Stargate) and they always managed to do this in an enjoyable way. Transitory was written as if it were a single episode of a TV show. This meant it was always supposed to be quite compact and yet explore large subjects at the same time. Science fiction is a genre that I natural lean towards because of this. I don’t feel that I could write the stories I want to in any other genre. 

Q5: In Transitory, you explore the theme of corporate dominance and exploitation. What are your thoughts on this? 
Answer: I don’t believe all corporations are inherently evil, but I do believe that they can sometimes act in such a way, particularly when it comes to natural resources. The corporate mentality is to put a price on anything and everything, even human life. They will find profit in any way they can and that sometimes means bending rules – or breaking them entirely. What is right is often less defined when there is money to be made. This was the reason behind the theme of exploitation in Transitory. Nate’s company travel the galaxy in search of raw materials locked up inside asteroids. To them it is a routine job. But they have no idea what an alien species would make of such an act, more importantly I suspect they simply wouldn’t care. Like Fracking beneath people’s homes, it is done with only one concern: profit. Nate, on the other hand, just hasn’t really thought about it before. L’Armin’s views on space mining would have been the first time anyone had ever really questioned him on the morality of such an industry. I’d like to think he would have changed his ways because of this. 

Q6: Do you believe that in the future, space travel will be routine? 
Answer: I do think this will happen, and sometime within the next thirty years. Only recently a private firm was given the go ahead to transport equipment and supplies to the International Space Station. When this is being done on a regular basis it will open up space to others too. I think this will then slowly filter down to the rest of the population. As for travelling the galaxy, like in Transitory, I think that will take much longer. For that to happen we will need many advancements in space technology first. But with ambitious plans to land humans on Mars and even an asteroid only decades away, things are still certainly looking good for space travel. 

Q7: Do you believe there is life on other planets? If so, do you think they are friendly, peaceful beings? 
Answer: I do believe there is life on other planets. The general scientific consensus is that the chances of life existing elsewhere in the universe is overwhelmingly possible, if not likely. Take the findings from the Kepler Space Telescope for example. It has detected and confirmed the presence of over a thousand Exoplanets and is investigating many more; all this since 2009. Scientists are finding more and more each year. If you then take into consideration that estimates put the number of stars in The Milky Way alone as somewhere in the region of 300 billion, then it becomes clear that there is indeed a high probability of some of those being orbited by planets containing life. Whether that life is intelligent is a different matter. I hope that somewhere there are other intelligent beings searching for signs of another form of life, and that they are friendly – although if we were ever to meet them I wouldn’t be so sure that they would consider us friendly and peaceful as a race. 

Q8: What is your personal favorite part of Transitory? 
Answer: My favourite part of Transitory is Nate’s memory of the mining convention he attended (Chapter 9).This was fun to write as I was doing everything I could to show that Nate isn’t particularly good at his job. He fluffs his lines when reading out his speech, he fails to answer questions and generally deals with it in a very unprofessional way. It was one of the points in the story that showed how Nate copes under pressure – or doesn’t in this case. Nate’s character was intended to be arrogant, some have even said unlikeable, at the beginning. He comes across as selfish and often quite rude too. I did this to show how Nate’s character changes over time throughout the story. By the end of the book I wanted the reader to have warmed to him and even to start to like him. When he is forced into a corner and left with a moral choice, he will always do the right thing, despite what his corporate brain tells him to do. Chapter 9 is also where an important plot twist is revealed to the reader. I enjoyed writing this part a lot. 

Q9: You currently have a dystopian trilogy in the works (the first of the series has recently been released. do you care to tell us a little about that? 
Answer: With The Sentient Collector I wanted to try and tell the story that comes after the world’s first Artificial Intelligence is created. In book 1 the AI has already existed for 7 years and things have started to unravel. The story follows 3 characters as they each become embroiled in an ever deepening plot. Graham Denehey works for the company which created the AI, Phoenix is an outsider working for the wrong man, whereas Kristof is the man brought in to prevent a crisis. What brings the story together is one man known only as The Sentient Collector. Finding this unknown figure is the key to preventing a terrible event. Transitory was always intended to be a short story or novella. The Sentient Collector, on the other hand, was planned as a full book followed by another 2 books. The Trilogy is already written in my head, I just need to put finger to keyboard and finish it. 

Q10: Are there any other thoughts you wish to share? 
Answer: I’d like to say a huge thank you to Jessica Wren for making Transitory Book of the Month for January. To have my first ever book featured in a book club is a true honour and one I will always be grateful for. I would also like to take this moment to thank everyone who bought, read and reviewed Transitory. Hearing what you all thought of it has been a real joy. 

If you are a fan of Ian Williams, of science fiction, or just want to show you support to a promising new author, I strongly encourage you to join the Ian Williams Fan Club. There are three ways to join: 1. On Goodreads: 

If you would like to join Jessica and Jen's Book of the Month Club, it is loads of fun and a great way to meet new friends and help promote rising indie authors: 

Regards, Jessica Wren

Saturday, 7 February 2015

SCROLL: Keepers of Genesis II - Pre-Order for March 12th Release

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Aliens in the Gift Shop by D.E. Morris

Title: Aliens in the Gift Shop


"Aliens in the Gift Shop" follows two extra-terrestrial scientists who have arrived on Earth for their first reconnaissance mission: to study and gather information about human society and interaction. Due to a miscalculation in their environmental data the mission is a complete disaster. While trying to salvage their assignment, they discover that they have brought with them an object that is vital to the survival of their planet. This discovery unwittingly puts them, and the Earth, into the interstellar cross-hairs of their enemies, who will stop at nothing to acquire it.


Science Fiction


I Am... Subject to change without notice- Book Two by Cheri M Bauer

TITLE: I Am... Subject to change without notice- Book Two

Series: I Am... Subject to change without notice

Blurb / Description:

"I Am... Subject to
change without notice"-
Book Two.

A personal look at 'Law of attraction' experiments conducted by the author. A profound book written by a newly emerging writer. Speaking to the questions of life that most of us ask at one time or another - "Who am I?", "Why am I here?", "How do I make a life that I choose to live?", "What really is the purpose of life?", "Do humans really have a hidden power?". The author sets out to understand and explore the deep mysteries, while managing her own personal doubts. Highly candid and honest, this book is a journey into the "Create your own reality" theory.




I Am... Subject to change without notice- Book One by Cheri Bauer

TITLE: I Am... Subject to change without notice- Book One

Series: I Am... Subject to change without notice

Blurb / Description:

"I Am... Subject to change without notice"- Book One.

A candid journey through the issues of being raised in a Religious home and society which felt foreign and detached from her. Among such discussions are the issues addressed about being queer; the dichotomy in her thoughts about being expected to live up to different beliefs, values and views of people while having her own different beliefs and different views on life. The author candidly writes about charting a voyage to break free from the guilt and confusion of the fundamentalist programming from her childhood, and delves into some often times strange waters of the self help industry. This book looks at a variety of topics: The Law of Attraction, Paranormal phenomena, Science, Mysticism, Poetry, Philosophy, and many more curious surprises.




Thursday, 5 February 2015

Kindle Countdown Deal: The Crown of Stones: Magic-Scars by C.L. Scheider

The Crown of Stones: Magic-Scars, will be on sale for Kindle for only .99!! 

On 2/12 the price goes up to $2.99, before returning to its regular price on 2/16.
Magic-Scars is the newly released 2nd installment in my adult epic fantasy trilogy centering on a man with an innate addiction to magic.

Starts February 9th to February 12th

This sale is for;



If you haven't picked up book #1(Magic-Price), you can download it for only $2.99. To learn more, please visit my website Happy reading!

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Viral Video

First round of Viral Videos.

Check them out!! Make your own.