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Welcome to the J.L. McFadden Blog Tour

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In a rubble-riddled room, doors ripped from their hinges, glass busted out of the window, and paintings and glass from the windows scattered throughout the room as long stiletto heels ground down onto the pieces of rubble. Long athletic legs wrapped into leather pants that hug and revealed every fiber that flexed, as though it was painted on, running into a magically perfect shaped rear-end that tempted John as he stood in the doorframe watching Adela bending over, trying to salvage anything she could in what was Victally’s room. The sight of Adela, in what is normally Gala’s type of clothing, was making the temptation more and more unbearable to resist.

Damn! If my bond is with Gala, then why am I so drawn to Adela?

While still doubled over, picking up a book, Adela stated with a sultry voice, “One of these days, I am going to make you deliver on all of those promised ideas, running through your head when you watch me.” She had a playful sound to her voice with her smile, telling that fulfilling his dreams was not out of the question.

“Adela, I am sorry, I was just…”

“John, you and I know what is going through your head.”

Oh God, can she read my mind?

“Johnny Boy, am I reading your mind or the situation?”

Author Photo J.L. Mc Fadden

Author Bio:

J.L McFadden was born in  Pennsylvania and spent his life bouncing around the States until beginning to travel the world. Starting out he was a well-known musician in upstate New York that had a heavy playing schedule. Later he went back to his home state to work in the Lumber mills of the mountains. In California working in sales, management and even directed a small moving company until deciding to see the world. His travels around the world have allotted him to not only join an International Aikikai Aikido Federation, but have trained with Sanseis from Belgium, Ukraine, Russia and other European countries. He accounts his journeys and meeting of new people to his broad character types in his books.


Book Blurb:
While still doubled over, picking up a book, Adela stated with a sultry voice, “One of these days, I am going to make you deliver on all of those promised ideas, running through your head when you watch me.” She had a playful sound to her voice with her smile, telling that fulfilling his dreams was not out of the question.


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Welcome to the Rebecca Reilly Blog Tour


Haunting Megan

Haunting Megan

Romantic Suspense by Rebecca Reilly 

I wrote and published Haunting Megan in 2014, but the inspiration for the story began over forty years ago.

My mother was an abusive alcoholic, and many of the events of the opening chapters came from my childhood.  I woke one night to my mother standing above me with a chef’s knife in her hand.  When I was twelve, I visited her in a mental facility where she was confined after she attempted suicide.   Those days and nights definitely sparked the beginning ideas for Haunting Megan.

Megan comes from me more than any other character I’ve written.  Her insecurities, her brokenness, and her need to protect are qualities that grew from the abuse in my childhood.  As with Megan, the love of a good man helped me see my value, accept my flaws, and grow into the woman I was created to be. 


After suffering years of abuse at the hands of her alcoholic mother, Megan wakes to screams, cries of murder, and the room splattered with blood.  Sent to the mountains to live with the grandfather who’d once abandoned them, Megan must learn to care for her young sisters and manage Wind Hollow Lodge.  Megan tries to ignore the haunting memories of her past as she struggles to live a normal life.  But she can’t ignore the ghosts who terrorize her, nor can she calm the fear that her sanity is slipping away. When deputies discover the bodies of men murdered on Wind Hollow land, people start to wonder just how crazy Megan Wilson really is.

The investigation at Wind Hollow Lodge is just another case to Deputy Jason Belt—until he sees Megan.  Drawn to her beauty and her wounded spirit, his oath to protect and serve takes on new meaning.  But why did she lie to him?  What does she have to hide?


Chapter Nine

The summer season began, and in one week the lodge went from vacant to filled to capacity.  Megan pushed the vacuum up and down the hallway.  She cleaned each of the fifteen rooms herself.  Everyday.  She didn’t want to admit it to anyone, but she liked it.  Before, in San Jose, she didn’t clean.  She didn’t know how.  Jessica did all the housework and whatever cooking needed to be done.  Here she had an important job, one she could take pride in.  Cleaning rooms meant something to the success of the lodge, and she put her heart into it.

It had taken Megan a month to get comfortable at Wind Hollow Lodge.  Her grandfather was a man of few words, and those words more often than not came out sounding like a growl.  But he was solid.  She’d never seen him lose control.  He did his duty to the lodge and for them.  Megan didn’t love him, but she felt safe with him.  Safe was very good.

She wound the cord around the vacuum and took it to the storage closet across from her room.  The smell of french fries made her stomach hurt.  Damn Zoe, Wind Hollow’s cook, for leaving them on the Lodge menu.  She had not been able to eat fries since the night Jessica died.  The smell alone brought the vision flashing in her head of Jessica handing her a bag.  But in Megan’s visions, Jessica’s hand was covered in blood.

Megan unlocked her bedroom door and pushed it open.  She thought she’d find Emily eating off a plate she’d snuck from the kitchen and was prepared to discipline her wayward sister.

She faced her dead sister instead.

Megan grabbed the doorway to keep from falling.  Her body shaking, Megan tried to speak or scream.  Nothing.

Jessica smiled and gestured with her arm.  “This used to be my room.”

Jessica’s features looked washed out like an overexposed photograph.  She wore a flowing white nightgown splattered with blood.  “She’s here.  She’s here.  She’s here,” sliced like a sharp blade through Megan’s head.  The need to run out of the room and slam the door warred with the need to run in and hold Jessica to keep her close.  It didn’t matter that the urge to run was stronger; her legs wouldn’t move.  Megan’s fingers dug into the doorjamb splintering both her nails and the old wood.

Jessica took a step closer to Megan.  She lowered her chin and her eyes sparked.  “Do you know who sliced me up, Little Sister?  I was protecting you, and now I’m dead.”

Megan’s brain couldn’t form thoughts, much less words.  Her ears rang and lights spiraled around her eyes.  She felt herself slipping away from the wall, away from everything.

“Megan,” Sarah tugged the back of Megan’s shirt.  Her younger sister’s touch shot adrenaline through Megan’s body, jolting her back to consciousness.  She must protect Sarah from whatever, whoever, was in their room.

Megan spun and screamed, too frightened to be gentle.  “What do you want?”

Sarah backed up, startled and nearly as frightened as Megan.  “I’m sorry.  I just…” Sarah’s lip quivered and a tear slid out.

Megan took a jagged breath and opened her arms to her little sister.  “I’m sorry, baby.  You scared me and I screamed.”  She held her a moment, aware enough to block Sarah’s view of the room and of Jessica.  “What did you need?”

“It’s time for lunch.”

Megan nodded.  “Go on down.  I’ll be right there.”

Megan waited until Sarah turned the corner on the stairs before she turned around.  Jessica was gone.

Rebecca Reilly is a pastor and has worked in ministry for over thirty years. A passionate reader and writer, Rebecca took on four wildly different genres for her first five books – a murder mystery at sea (Into Dark Waters), a humorous look at sex and marriage (Diary of a Christian Woman: How I Used 50 Shades of Grey to Spice Up My Marriage), a children’s chapter book on bullying and self-esteem (The Geek Club under the name Becky Reilly), and two picture books (Jammers and His Flying Bed Adventure and Heart of a Kitty). She returned to the mystery/romantic suspense genre for her sixth book (Haunting Megan), and is currently working on a non-fiction manuscript, Christian Sex and Marriage—It’s Complicated!  Visit Rebecca’s Amazon Author Page at http://bit.ly/RReillyAmazonAuthor, and follow her on Facebook (facebook.com/RebeccaLynnReilly), Twitter (twitter.com/RebeccaReillyL), Goodreads, and at www.rebeccareilly.net.

Rebecca Reilly

Author Bio

Rebecca has an innate belief that if she dreams about something, she can accomplish it. Prompted by that sense of adventure, Rebecca pursued careers as a pastor, a health coach, a massage therapist, a Zumba instructor, a musical theater director/producer, and a writer – all at the same time.

An avid reader, Rebecca begins each morning in the hot tub with a good book. She then wakes her muscles and her creativity with a long trail run, grabs a cup of coffee and gets to work.

Rebecca took on five wildly different genres for her first seven books – a murder mystery at sea (Into Dark Waters), a humorous look at sex and marriage (Diary of a Christian Woman: How I Used 50 Shades of Grey to Spice Up My Marriage), a children’s chapter book on bullying and self-esteem (The Geek Club under the pen name Becky Reilly), and two picture books (Jammers and His Flying Bed Adventure and Heart of a Kitty). She returned to the romantic suspense genre for her sixth book (Haunting Megan).  Her current project (summer 2015 release date) is a non-fiction work called Christian Sex and Marriage—It’s Complicated!

Rebecca has been happily married for thirty-one years, is the mother of two, grandmother of one, and lives in Northern California. You can follow Rebecca on Facebook (facebook.com/RebeccaLynnReilly), Twitter (twitter.com/RebeccaReillyL), Goodreads, and at www.rebeccareilly.net. Contact Rebecca at rebeccareilly.author@gmail.com

Contact Info

Web Page: Rebeccareilly.net

Twitter: @RebeccaReillyL

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RebeccaLynnReilly?ref=bookmarks

Book Buy Links

Amazon Author Page: http://bit.ly/RReillyAmazonAuthor

Smashwords Author Page: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/RebeccaReilly

Haunting Megan

Apple iBooks: http://bit.ly/HauntingMeganiBooks

Amazon Paperback: http://bit.ly/HauntingMeganAmazon

Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MQA5YSU

Barns and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/haunting-megan-rebecca-reilly/1119986375?ean=9781499373653

Diary of A Christian Woman: How I Used 50 Shades of Grey To Spice Up My Marriage

Apple iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/diary-christian-woman-how/id655703128?mt=11

Amazon: http://bit.ly/amazondiarychristianwoman

Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/nookdiarychristianwoman

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Jenny Hinsman Blog Tour

Welcome to the Jenny Hinsman Blog Tour

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‘How do you come up with the story?’

This is a question I get a lot from friends, family and fans.

My love for writing comes from my love for reading.  Books have always been a huge part of my life.  I grew up watching my mom read all the time, I cannot remember a time in my life where my mom was not reading a book.  I was also very fortunate to have wonderful teachers that had a love for reading and dissecting stories.

Ideas for stories come from events, places, people and even dreams from everyday life.  I try to tap into emotions I get from music, art and even other books to create stories that I enjoy and hope others will as well.    Once I write an idea down I try to set up the scene, like one you would see in a movie.  I picture the background, the lighting, the mood, the characters, even the scent and feel of the scene.  It may start as just be a brief dialogue between two characters and then I build around it.  I ask myself after I write the scene, how did the characters get there?  What is their relationship?  Why are their personalities this way?  Where will the story/scene take them?  What is exciting about this?  Are there answers?  It is quite thrilling for me to find the answers!

The process for me is fun and I think that is the key, if I felt stressed or pressured my enthusiasm would wane.  I try not to worry about spelling, grammar or those types of things when the story is really flowing because it slows me down and that can all be fixed later.  I think the reader would be able to tell if the author was not passionate and excited about the story being told.

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Harmony Kent Blog Tour

Welcome to the Harmony Kent

Blog Tour

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Hi there! Thanks for joining me on my awesome fourteen-day blog tour with 4Wills Publishing and my fantastic host for today! You can find details of my other stops here: 4Wills Author Page.

I published my first book, THE BATTLE FOR BRISINGAMEN, in May 2013. I soon followed this up with the award winning mystery/thriller THE GLADE in November 2013, and my first Young Adult fiction book, ELEMENTAL EARTH, in July 2014.

Today, am promoting my latest work, POLISH YOUR PROSE.

Polish Your Prose by Harmony Kent

This is my first non-fiction book, and is a powerful new guide that gives essential editing tips for authors.

Lots of books have been written on the art of writing, and here—at last—is a guide that will teach you the essential techniques of editing your own book. This will help you turn a promising manuscript into a published novel. And, it does this without the jargon. You don’t need to know all the grammatical terms in order to make use of this book. You don’t need to know the definition of a split infinitive, a comma splice, or a ‘to be’ verb, as this manual explains these in detail in easy to understand terms, and a lively and engaging style.

Chapters on Passive Writing, Tense, Point of View, Dialogue, and other techniques take you through the same processes an editor would go through to polish and perfect your manuscript. Good writing is nothing without good editing. Learn the secrets of good editing and writing with this essential author reference, which offers so much more for so much less.

As well as being an award-winning author, I am an accomplished editor and proofreader. My passion is helping Indie Authors to successfully achieve their goals and dreams.

Excerpt from Chapter One: Passive Prose …

“Here is a cartoon I came across online a long time ago, and it struck a chord. It says what it needs to say so eloquently.


Post 03 Excerpt Picture-500x427 Can you see the difference? Which would you prefer to read? Especially in the middle of an action scene or a moment filled with suspense.

More on that . . .

Ed to the rescue!

Who’s Ed??? Not ‘who’, ‘what’. Ed ending words tend to be immediate and engaging—right in the thick of it. They are the bouncers to keep out Was and his mates. Let’s party . . .”

Link to Youtube book trailer movie.

You can pick up your copy of POLISH YOUR PROSE here:

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Links for my other books:

The Glade

Elemental Earth

The Battle for Brisingamen

You will also find me in the soon-to-be-released Rave Reviews Book Club Anthology: RAVE SOUP FOR THE WRITER’S SOUL, and the All Authors Magazine Anthology: CONCORDANT VIBRANCY.

My website is http://harmonykent.co.uk

I’m also on twitter: @harmony_kent

My 4Wills Author Page.

Thanks for stopping by!

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