Windmaster – cast off and fill the sails for love and adventure

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Cast off and set sail for love and adventure with Windmaster. Historical fantasy, sword and sorcery, romantic fantasy fill the holds. Available at Amazon

Despite his insolent attitude, Ellspeth, captain of Sea Falcon, is attracted to the dark-haired dockworker she hires to help unload the vessel’s cargo. The supposed dockhand reveals he is Lord Dal, the last member of the Council of Wizards, and her passenger. Bringing him back from near-death releases Ellspeth’s latent powers and threatens her captaincy. For magic and the sea don’t mix.

In accordance with an ancient prophecy, Dal allows Ellspeth to be handfasted to him without her knowledge or consent. However, the prophecy doesn’t state whether she will return his love. A likelihood threatened as the deception is unveiled and Dal is captured and stripped of his powers by fanatical clerics bent on ridding the world of magic and those who wield it.

Revenge set Ellspeth and Da on the path to her destiny, but prophecy controlled the journey and demands a choice. Ellspeth must choose between her own survival, saving the future of magic… or love.

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Characters Meet and Greet – Name Tag Anyone?

When you walk into a large party or business meeting with dozens of people in attendance you never met before, do you have trouble remembering the names that go with the faces as everyone is introduced? I sure do! Thank goodness for BIG name tags is all I can say. (Yes, I stole these lines from Veronica Scott in her 10/24/16 post for Romance University.)

Read more of why an author can need a name tag at Journey to the stars and worlds of imagination: Characters Meet and Greet

~till next time, Helen

Immerse yourself in Dream World

You waded into the Waters and caught a glimpse of the Dream World. Now immerse yourself and discover what lies beyond the trees.

Dream World (Book 2 of the Dream Waters series)
by Erin A. Jensen NOW AVAILABLE

Available At:   http://amazon.com/dp/B01L62Y89O

Blurb:  Recently released from a psychiatric facility after learning that his Dream Sight is not a delusion but a gift, Charlie Oliver sets off to accept an invitation extended by a powerful Dark creature and potential mentor to join his “family” of Sighted individuals. As his demon guides begin to instruct him, Charlie quickly discovers just how little he actually knows about the Dream World and the creatures who inhabit it.

>As Charlie begins to tap into his dormant instincts, he learns more about Emma’s past and becomes increasingly convinced that he needs to save her. But what if the very prison that binds her is the only thing protecting her from what lurks beyond?

Read more at: http://helenhenderson-author.blogspot.com/2016/11/tuesdays-title-dream-world.html.

Genre: Contemporary Fantasy

The Perfect Gift for Authors is Free

Recently, I chatted about 7 Ways to Help Your Local (Or not-so-local) Author. In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, I want to continue in that vein, inspired by Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s post, about The Perfect (Very Frugal!) Gift for Authors. Of course there is the word play on “frugal. She is the author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers.

Frugal or free doesn’t mean without value. What can be one of a writer’s most cherished items is a review. Per Carolyn, “It’s free and it’s a full-of-love gift.” Go here to read the full story. Writers On The Move: The Perfect Gift for Authors is Free! She provides a few steps on how to ensure the author gets the most benefit out of your generous gift. Be sure to check out her books as well. Besides the HowtoDoItFrugally series, Carolyn is also the author of a novel and several books of poetry including her most recent, Imperfect Echoes.
 
And for other ways to help your favorite author? Mystery author Heather Weidner summarizes the ways as Review – Tell – Share – Buy – Nominate – Blog. Her suggestions are at heatherweidner.com/blog/2016/8/28/7-ways-to-help-your-friendly-neighborhood-author.

Carolyn encourages that the holidays are “a time to let your spirit of giving overcome any reticence you may have about contacting a favorite author.” 

I promise you, there is no gift greater for authors than hearing a positive comment from a reader. Whether you give a book, leave a review, or attend an author meet and greet, to all the readers out there– you are appreciated. 

~till next time, Helen 


 

Tuesday’s Title – Dream Waters by Erin A. Jensen

A tale that blurs the lines between dream and reality, fairytale and history, love and obsession

https://amzn.com/B01E7VZHA0

Title:  Dream Waters
(Book 1 of the Dream Waters series)
 

And Available October 31st — Dream World (Book 2)

Author:  Erin A. Jensen

Date of Release:  April 4, 2016
Genre:  Contemporary Fantasy
Publisher: Dream Waters Publishing LLC
 

Buy Links: https://amzn.com/B01E7VZHA0
Dream Waters can also be purchased from the Apple ibooks store, BarnesandNoble.com and Kobo.com

Blurb: All his life, Charlie Oliver has watched the people around him morph into creatures that no one else sees. Unlike the rest of the world, Charlie remembers the Waters that transport him to the Dream World each night and he sees glimpses of people’s Dream forms in the waking world. Condemned to spend his waking hours in a psychiatric facility because of his Dream Sight, Charlie doesn’t expect anything to change. But everything starts changing the day Emma Talbot walks through the door in the middle of a group therapy session.

Haunted by memories of the events that led to her admission, Emma plans to end her life the first chance she gets. But something about Charlie stops her. From the moment they shake hands, his friendship feels safe and familiar. As Emma begins to let down her guard, Charlie catches a glimpse of the fiery-eyed dragon that lurks behind her Dream form. Each night, as Emma dreams of the man who’s been banned from visiting, Charlie searches the Dream World for the monster that shadows her. But when Emma’s suppressed memories begin to surface, Charlie finds more monsters than he bargained for.

Behind the Scenes: My career as a pharmacist has afforded me the opportunity to interact with mentally ill individuals at various points along the spectrum of sanity and in every conversation, no matter how coherent, I’ve looked into their eyes and seen a soul struggling to connect. It was out of respect for that struggle and my own curious need to understand why some souls have been burdened with such tortured disconnected lives that I dreamt up a world to make sense of it all.

Author Bio: Erin Jensen is a part-time pharmacist and a full-time creator of imaginary worlds. She lives in upstate New York with her ridiculously supportive husband, two wonderful sons and a Yorkshire terrier who thinks he’s the family bodyguard.

You can find her on Amazon.com, Goodreads.com and follow her on Twitter as @ErinAJensen.

Out and About with Fiona Mcvie

Some interviews are fun… some reveal yourself. Some are both. Fiona Mcvie is a  mum and granny. Her “About” section mentions a love of reading and baking. She is also a great interviewer. Stop by her blog to see mine.

I pulled one question as a teaser, selected because of the nearness of All Hallow’s Eve.

Fiona: What do you want written on your headstone and why?

The rest of the story  is at  https://authorsinterviews.wordpress.com/2016/10/28/here-is-my-interview-with-helen-henderson/

Hope you’ll stop by for a visit.

~till next time. Helen