Literary Spotlight: Dawn Hill Publishing’s New Author Soleil Collins & a Peek of Her Soon to Release Book of Short Stories~ He Came On A Summers Day…


Book by Author Soleil Collins




Here we go Readers & Visitors!

My amazing UK friends of Dawn Hill Publishing is sharing with Cat an exclusive Sneak Peek of a brand new author they represent and some of the first chapter of her “Coming Soon” new release titled “He Came On A Summers Day.” Dawn Hill has some fantastic authors and writers.

I am confident Soleil Collins is as well. I’m honored Dawn Hill Publishing chose Cat and her readers for this opportunity to have the first preview of Soleil’s which I hear is packed with action, thrills and a splash of romance.

I’d highly suggest you give Dawn Hill a visit as they have more amazing authors, writers, and BOOKS
here: https://www.dawnhillpublications.com/ & make sure you tell them Cat sent you!


Here is more about the book:

“Randi Moffatt, bounty-hunter extraordinaire, is looking for an escaped convict – a pirate.

She goes undercover at a popular seaside bar in San Diego, where her prey is known to have frequented, hoping to catch him.

There, Randi encounters several interesting characters, but which of them is her prey? Or is she going to return empty-handed?”


Important disclaimer: 

Just so you know that the content in this new book follows themes and therefore require you to be above the age of 18. These themes are:

– Profanity
– Violence 
– Sex
– Drugs


An Excerpt From the Short Story: 

Days turned into weeks. Joe still hadn’t cracked a smile at me, although Bob did warm up a little. It was understandable that Joe had turned up his nose at the trash that passed for female companionship. I’d even made friends with few of them, mostly hookers who wanted my help setting up customers or warn them of the weirdos.

The daily ritual of sharing my tips was at the end of each day was my opportunity to flirt without interrupting work. It was nearing spring when I decided that enough was enough. It was a quiet night – a Monday, not that it made a huge difference at a Seattle bar by the docks.

      “What’s up, Joe?” I asked him, fluttering my eyelashes at him as I handed him a roll of bills. “Here’s your share.”

He grunted and accepted it, stuffing it into his front jeans pocket.

      “Is that a roll of bills or are you just happy to see me?” I joked.

Nothing. Not even a derisory curl of his lip, which I knew that he was more than capable of issuing. “Go get cleaned up, why don’t you? You stink.”

      That’s the most he’s said since we met. Progress indeed.



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So, who is Author, Soleil Collins? Let me share a little more about her in her own unbridled words…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Bonjour.

Ciao. Namaste. And a big, big, hello to everyone. First off, I’d like to thank Dawn Hill Publications for this wonderful opportunity. I was asked to write an introductory piece about my upcoming series of short stories and a little bit about myself.

I wasn’t given a title for this blog, so I’ve decided it to call it fun facts. Now, here’s a disclaimer. I think they may be fun, but you, the readers, obviously decide and let me know.

Let me start by saying that English is not my first language. In fact, I grew up learning and speaking five different languages. Also, I learned to read and write in four of them. Ironically, I understand only three of them reasonably well. I speak only two of them fluently. And I write really well in only one of them. Guess which one?

I’m a bit of a brat. Middle child, spoilt rotten, not by my parents but by a host of cousins, aunts and uncles who forgave my every prank, laughing at my irreverence, egging me to get even more outrageous. I haven’t changed one bit! I’ve enjoyed classical education in a private school where equal importance was given to extra-curricular activities including sports, drama, debate, elocution and politics. Oh, yes, politics. Our teachers were amazing, liberal and broadminded, and allowing us the same liberties to express our views without fear of prejudice or reprimand. The majority of my life has been split between the US and UK, although I’ve travelled widely. I began writing at an early age, mostly short stories, although they were fairly childish, a queer mix of romance and thriller.

They’re not necessarily my favourite songs. In fact, there are a couple in there that I don’t particularly like. They do, however, have a bearing on the stories themselves, which is why I selected them. Either there’s a scene in the video rendition of the song or the lyrics, or perhaps the story the song is trying to tell. The first of them is a song by Looking Glass about a girl who works in a bar who’s in love with a sailor. The protagonist of the story is Randy Moffatt, a slightly slutty, cage-fighting, foul-mouthed bounty hunter who isn’t afraid of a brawl.

Randy’s smart (like me, I think), physically active and able (unlike me – I’m a little lazy), highly sexed (I’d rather not say), sassy (definitely me) and brazen. Which is why DHP have started a new series titled Brazen just for little me, yay! Brazen is the one word which is truly representative of my writing. Who knows? They may even create a new genre called Brazen.

I hope you enjoy my stories. Please do tell me what you think in Cat’s comment section as we’d would love feedback.

Au revoir. Arriverderci. Alvida, for now.

Sol Collins



And to close is a message from the fine folks of Dawn Hill Publishing:

Yay, it’s finally here! 

We’re so happy that Soleil’s first short story is ready to go. Soleil’s titles can be described as action thrillers with romance thrown in to spice things up. Soleil has already written all 12 so we’ll be slowly sending them out to Cat.
She’s now started working on her first book with us and that will be in your inbox very soon.

Her 12 short stories is a great way to set up her very own genre at DHP. Which is, Brazen.

~Dawn Hill Publishing Team

New Novel Release ~ Dark Secrets of The Bayou By Multi-Award-Winning Author Kim Carter. Kim’s Seventh Haunting Historical Mystery Novel. . .


DARK SECRETS OF THE BAYOU

Author : Kim Carter
Publisher : Raven South Publishing 
Pages : 514 
GENRE : Historical Mystery, Suspense, Murder Thrillers, Serial Killers
ISBN : 978-1947140127 – Paperback
ASIN : B08NDVZ755 – E-book


BOOK DESCRIPTION:

“To Avenge The Past, One Must Unearth Its SECRETS”…

Catherine “Tink” Mabry, an up and coming attorney, is shocked by her recent inheritance from her estranged family on the bayou. After her mother died during childbirth, Tink’s father had quickly relocated them to the big city of Atlanta, Georgia. With no memory of her mother, she is determined to learn more about her lineage and decides to visit the bayou town of Kane, Louisiana. Candace, Tink’s co-worker and best friend, agrees to make the trip with her.

Before she has time to explore her family’s history or decide what to do with the declining property, local murders plague Tink’s homecoming. She quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a multiple murder investigation—and quite possibly, the prime suspect. When Candace retreats back to Atlanta, Tink finds support among an unlikely cast of characters and sets out to discover clues that have haunted and tormented her family for generations.

Could a concealed crime from the 1800s, or the family’s estate itself, harbor keys to unlocking the past?

The more they learn, the more they question whether some secrets are best left buried.

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Author & Writer Kim Carter



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Kim Carter is a multi-award-winning author of gripping suspense, chilling thrillers and haunting historical mystery novels.

She was a finalist for the 2018 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award and a recipient of the 2017 TCK Publishers’ Readers’ Choice Award for her book Murder Among The Tombstones. This is the first book in her Clara and Iris Mystery series. The characters in this series are a couple of overly curious widows who become private investigators. These funny women were inspired by Kim’s mother and her mom’s best friend.

Her other titles include Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle, When Dawn Never Comes, Deadly Odds, No Second Chances, and her latest, And The Forecast Called For Rain.

Kim’s writing career started after she suffered an illness that made her housebound for a couple of years. An avid reader of mystery novels herself, she embarked on writing as a means of filling her time. She began to share those early writings with friends and family who encouraged her to pursue writing professionally.

Her health struggles and successes have been chronicled on The Lifetime Television in early 2000, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Women’s Day Magazine, and Guidepost.

Prior to her illness, Kim worked in many different capacities in county government as her “Day Job,” but ultimately, it was her job as a correctional officer that provided her the opportunities to talk and interact with a diverse group of people. Her experiences ran the gamete of inspiring success stories to tragic endings, much like her mysteries.

She self-published her first book No Second Chances. One of the guest speakers at the launch party she had at the Performing Arts Center in Newnan, Georgia included her close friend retired Atlanta Police Chief Eldrin Bell. This connection would become helpful as she started doing more research for other books, this time working with a small publishing house.

Kim began networking and made connections with numerous homicide detectives, medical examiners, and prison officials. Her research has taken her many places including morgues, death row, and the occasional midnight visit to cemeteries.

Kim is a college graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She is an avid reader, has raised three successful grown children and resides outside of Atlanta, Georgia.

Kim’s books can be purchased online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, BAM, and Indie Bound.

You can learn more about Kim and updates on new book releases and events by visiting her Official Author Website – https://www.kimcarterauthor.com/


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Let’s Keep the Written Word Going ~ A Blog Post From Kim

My mother instilled in me early on the importance of a handwritten thank- you note. I’ll never forget how proud I was to receive my first set of monogrammed stationery.  I would give anything to know where she’d purchased it now.  It was a lovely shade of pale pink and looked very hoity toity!  Long story short, I was all that. Lol. Read The Rest → Let’s Keep the Written Word Going


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Dark Secrets of the Bayou by [Kim Carter]
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Readers Need To Know as Cat Raises The Curtain! Author, Joe Siccardi Celebrating A New Book Cover Reveal!

Posted on September 4, 2020
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It’s been an exciting couple of weeks for Joe. Last week we revealed the audio version of My Name Is Sam … and Heaven Is Still Shining Through is now available through Audible.

Today I want to introduce you to Wisdom From a Father …one dad’s thoughts on life Volume 2

Drrrumroll please… Boom-Bah-Bah-Boom-Bah-Bah-Boom-Bah-Bah-Boom!

Here it is …

Wisdom From a Father Volume 2 is available for pre-order in the Kindle Store. It is available for customers to pre-order here. Customers who pre-order the book will receive the content on the release date, Oct. 8.

I am offering the e-book at a pre-release price of just 99 cents. After release the price will go to the suggested price of $3.69. Kindle Unlimited readers can download it for free.

Volume Two contains a continued collection of short stories and reflections on everyday life. As I often say, I’m just that ordinary Joe walking on the path of life … and sharing more of it with you. There are joys. There are tribulations. There are reflections. There is every day life. In each essay I try to convey a recognition of a greater Power who colors my perspective. My comments are always filtered through the lens of my Judeo-Christian values and largely based on 40 years of marriage raising five children.

The format is similar to the first volume … short reflections updated from this blog. It is segmented into 52 chapters, which can be read in one sitting or as a weekly reflection. One reviewer commented, “Wisdom from a Father is a collection of delicious, food for thought, short essays/blogs illustrating Joe Siccardi’s life experiences.

Framed in a religious context and punctuated at the end of each essay by an inspirational quote, Siccardi has a knack for taking the ordinary and elevating it to something we can all relate to and be touched by.” Another contributed, “this ‘not quite devotional’ book is inspiring and helps you to keep in mind what’s most important in life — living one in which God is leading.”

In addition to the e-book, I am in the process of generating a paperback, which also will be released Oct. 8. That’s not quite ready for pre-release yet, but I hope it will be within thee next week or so. I’ll keep you posted.

I’m excited about the release. I am particularly pleased with the design created by Sasidu Chamodya. We can’t wait for your comments!

The audiobook formally dropped last week and just gives you — the audience — another way to enjoy this first person, Christian themed, fictional memoir of “just a free-willed suburban Jersey girl trying to figure out this journey called life.”

My Name Is Sam is narrated by Kirsten Kopp and runs four hours and 31 minutes. The book has a list price of $14.95. Member price is $10.46 or one credit. It is downloadable at Audible.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Face the challenge, no matter how hard it is, because something wonderful can come out of it. — Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud, member of the House of Saud and Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States.

Creating Some Book Buzz For An International Best Selling Author & His Book “Aiming High” That Hit #1 On Amazon. Meet Darren Prince Who Is Now Listed On Book Buzz (dot) Net …

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You can now find Darren’s best-selling book, e-book, and now offered in audiobook format with Book Buzz! Darren is a popular sought after marketing agent for many icon celeb’s and sports pros and does his job well. Hoe can he Not when his best friend is none other than former ‘LA Laker, Magic Johnson, who also wrote the beautiful forward for Darren’s book. (Banner Courtesy of BookBuzz.net) …

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How Darren Turned his Bottom Into a New Beginning In Life!

Darren shares a story of soaring heights and crawling lows, as chronicled in his book Aiming High: How a Prominent Sports and Celebrity Agent Hit Bottom at the Top. He explains how he held his marketing empire together in spite of being addicted to opioids for 24 years, what led to his recovery, and how he now helps others who have made similar life detours find their way back.

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“Darren and I have worked together for 23+ years. During that time, he has worked 24/7, negotiating memorabilia signings, speaking engagements, appearances, and other services. It was an honor to write the foreword for his book”…(Read more in the book Aiming High)

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Aiming High Foundation, Darren has become a sought after speaker on addiction recovery and mental health. He specializes in helping high functioning addicts and at-risk executives to identify and avoid the pitfalls of addiction and he enjoys working with teens helping them build self-esteem and self-worth. Learn more and where to connect with him, now on BOOKBUZZ.NET ~ Creating Book Buzz for Authors!

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More Amazing Book Reviews For Author, Cynthia Ulmer and Book One, “TODD” and The Cedar Cover Chronicles Series…

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AMAZING REVIEWS FOR THE CEDAR COVE CHRONICLES BY CYNTHIA ULMER
A Christian Southern Fictional Drama
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Todd (The Cedar Cove Chronicles, Book One) ~ Kindle Available on Amazon on Sale! by Cynthia Ulmer


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Source: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Genre:  Fiction, Christian fiction, Historical Fiction
Format: eBook, Print
Publication Date:  December 1, 2013

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Todd is a southern novel about family love, faith and endurance. In 1943, ten year old Todd Jansan lives with his family on a North Carolina tobacco farm. The Jansan’s neighbor, Horace Hammond is a cruel man who punishes his children by holding them over a well. The Jansans have to deal with his cruelty and with the mystery surrounding Todd’s uncle who is off at war.

Review From “On My Kindle”

Todd is set in rural North Carolina on a tobacco farm during the 1940s and is narrated by a ten-year-old boy, Todd Jansan. The plot revolves around two central themes: the conflict between the Jansan family and the Hammonds, and the conflict within the family between Todd’s father and Todd’s uncle who has returned home after being wounded in World War II. Both conflicts have the potential to tear the family apart as Todd’s father struggles to exemplify the merits of faith, love, and perseverance to keep the family together.

Like some readers before me, I was a bit concerned about the cruelty and abuse mentioned in the book’s blurb; however, my concern was unfounded since Ulmer did not discuss the subject in graphic detail.

In a world filled with gizmos and gadgets to help streamline life, it was a joy to read a heartfelt story that took me back to a time before life became a frenzied, frantic rat-race. The picturesque setting is the perfect backdrop to refreshingly unidealized characters who were so artfully crafted that I sometimes forgot they were fictitious.

The plot itself is brilliant and the dialogue is eloquent! Readers get a glimpse of life on a tobacco farm in North Carolina, as well as internal and external strife, through the eyes of a realistically observant ten-year-old narrator who idolizes an uncle who has served his country. The dialogue makes the characters endearing and imbues the plot with simple Southern flair.

Todd is an enjoyable, cozy read that has a profound and timeless quality to it. I highly recommend it to readers who enjoy historical and Southern fiction!

Rating: 5/5 – Todd has a charming and quaint setting, it is filled with true-to-life and intriguing dialogue, and the protagonists exude old-time Southern Christian family values. It really is the embodiment of “Ole Southern fiction!”

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The Award-Winning Author, Cynthia Ulmer

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Author, Cynthia Ulmer

I enjoy writing, reading, listening to music, being with my family and working in my church. Writing has always been my passion. Some people struggle with what they are meant to do in life and others just know it all along. I’ve known since I was a small child that I wanted to write–the stories were always in my head.

My series, The Cedar Cove Chronicles, is set in the fictional community of Cedar Cove, North Carolina and follows the lives of the Jansan family, their friends and neighbors during the 40’s and 50’s.

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“Author, Rusty Blackwood and Her New Release of ‘The Perils of Autumn’ Book Tour Begins!” Many Updates and Tour Schedule …

WHO IS Author, Rusty Blackwood?

ONLY THE Amazing Best- Selling Canadian Writer and Author of Romantic Fiction, Drama, and Suspense! THAT’S WHO!

And now her New Release and Book Tour for “The Perils of Autumn” has begun in Canada …

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About Rusty Blackwood:

Romantic fiction author Rusty Blackwood, who chose her plume de nom by combining the colour of her russet hair with her husband’s great, great, Scottish grandmother’s maiden name, was born in St.Thomas, Ontario, Canada on October 5th, and grew up on her paternal grandfather’s farm in the County of Elgin, located in the south-western portion of the province of Ontario.

She acquired her love of literature while still in elementary school where she entered her original compositions into county fairs, school contests, and whatever venue allowed participants in the writing field. She has carried that love ever since and has put it to use many times since becoming a professional writer in 2001.

From the time of youth she has loved the Arts in their many unique forms and is a graduate with honors in Interior Decorating & Design. She spent many years on the south-western Ontario stage performing with her family’s country music band: The Midnight Ramblers, followed by the country – rock – blues band: ‘MIRAGE’ as an accomplished vocalist, bassist, and rhythm guitarist. She now resides in the cultural city of St. Catharines, Ontario.

Please visit her official website http://www.rusty-blackwood.com for numerous reviews and information on her work.

UPDATES and TOUR DATES So Far:

First Book Signing Was April 6th, 2019 at Coles, Seawall Mall,  in Welland, Ontario.

Then just today an Amazing Interview that can be listened now and Hosted by “The Joe Show Network – TJSN” Here is a Message from Rusty all about how it went.

“I am pleased to share Joe’s interview with me for readers and followers of my work. As you will hear, I had fun – I always do as Joe, being the exceptional entertainer that he is, makes it enjoyable, and this shows in the finished product.
Note: It wasn’t mentioned by name, but the comedy series we speak about is the Derwood Tugbottom comedy series.

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Next Book Tour Dates:

I am pleased to announce the upcoming official launch and signing series throughout the Niagara Peninsula for my 5 star-award-winning romantic fiction drama, The Perils of Autumn, and they are, accompanied with their event link,  as follows:

 

May 5th, 2019, 1 to 4 pm at Pen Center COLES, 221 Glendale Ave, St. Catharines, Ontario.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2079181012373386/

June 2nd 2019 1 to 4:30 pm, INDIGO/CHAPTERS, 737 Golf Links Road Unit 1, Ancaster, Ontario.

https://www.facebook.com/events/332831857607187/

June 15th, 2019,  at Fairview Mall Chapters, St. Catharines, Ontario., 1 to 4:30 PM.

MORE COMING!

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More Updates will be shared soon! Until then? Make sure you visit her website at “Official Rusty Blackwood Author” and sign up for her News Letter to be “In The Know” where this Beautiful Author Will Be Next …Then, Take a trip over to her “Amazon Author Page” for all her fabulous reads!

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