Featured Bargain Book: Kidnapped Cowboy by Lindsey Brookes

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About Kidnapped Cowboy by Lindsey Brookes

Kidnapped Cowboy will be on sale for .99 cents (regularly $2.99) until July 31, 2015 to celebrate the release of its sequel – Captive Cowboy. Kidnapped Cowboy has 4.3 out of 5 stars – 385 Amazon reviews.

After countless attempts to speak with the owner of the retreat for troubled teens she runs on the outskirts of Lone Tree, Montana, Caitlin Myers resorts to kidnapping Brandon ‘The Ogre of Lone Tree’ Barnes in a desperate attempt to change his mind about turning Stoney Brook into a vacation resort for the wealthy.

Retired rodeo star, Dalton Barnes, gets the surprise of his life when he’s abducted by a soft-spoken female with a ‘gun’ and taken to the retreat his family owns. He soon learns she’s kidnapped the wrong cowboy by mistake. She wanted his brother. Things go from bad to worse when a late spring snowstorm strands them together at the cabin. But it’s during their snow-in that Dalton learns why Caitlin has gone to such lengths to save Stoney Brook. Having had issues with his older brother himself and a not so happy past, Dalton promises to do what he can to help her.

When confronted Brandon tells Dalton he’ll hold off on his plans for the retreat, but only if Dalton agrees to stick around and help run it. Keeping his promise to Caitlin, Dalton agrees and what starts out as a common goal to turn the troubled teens’ lives around that summer ends up turning theirs around as well. Can a man who has always avoided putting down roots and a woman with a deep-seated fear of abandonment hang on to the happiness they’ve found together? Or will the past return to threaten their newfound love?

Love, laughter and a heartwarming read…

(If you enjoy Kidnapped Cowboy, be sure to check out the sequel – Captive Cowboy – where Brandon, the Ogre of Lone Tree, finally gets his very own happily-ever-after!)

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Featured Book: Caught by Rhonda Shaw

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About Caught by Rhonda Shaw

Book three of Men of the Show

Shannon Morrison’s dreams of becoming a lawyer are finally coming true. After landing a job at a prestigious law firm in Chicago, she’s willing to sacrifice everything, including putting her personal life on hold, as nothing will stand in her way of making partner. Nothing except perhaps the gorgeous Detroit Rockets’ All-Star catcher, Matt Buck.

Just when he didn’t think his luck would turn around, life finally throws Matt a fastball right down the middle, reconnecting him with the one girl who has always intrigued him. As before, the timing isn’t right, but Matt refuses to let this opportunity pass him by again. He knows Shannon’s career leaves little room for anything else in her life, but he’s unwilling to give in and will do whatever he can to make them work.

Together, Matt and Shannon struggle through one hurdle after another, determined to find a way to have everything they want. Just when they’ve finally figured it out, someone from Matt’s past shatters everything, and leaves them both grappling to pick up the pieces…

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Featured Box Set: Ten Brides for Ten Hot Guys by Mimi Barbour

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About Ten Brides for Ten Hot Guys by Mimi Barbour

In TEN BRIDES FOR TEN HOT GUYS, Ten New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors bring you ten awesome stories featuring super-hot guys determined to find their perfect brides. Fall in love with doctors, lawyers, billionaires and men in uniform. From small-town to international intrigue, from Boston to Scotland to the Greek Isles, these emotional love stories will touch your heart…and make you reach for a fan to cool the sizzle!

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Featured Box Set: Rangers: Silver-Star Seduction by Ciana Stone

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About Rangers: Silver-Star Seduction by Ciana Stone

A two book box set featuring sexy men who wear the Silver Star of the Texas Rangers.

Meet Zeb and Kane, Texas Rangers with a code of justice that governs their lives and passions that are kept in check. They’ve enjoyed their share of passion with the women who pass through their lives, but neither expect to find lasting love.

Funny how life often dishes you up a plate of something you didn’t expect. Only these men are being served something way out of the ordinary. Women who inspire lust and love with near lethal force – and the dangers that follow them.

Come join Zeb and Kade as they discover that love is kin to justice – sometimes you have to fight for it. And hope you don’t have to die for it.

Book One: Zeb

*This book originally appeared in the box set Men of Calder County

Zebediah Childress would rather eat a bullet than go back to Calder County. He’d escaped it when he was eighteen and there was nothing there he wanted any part of.
Then he knocked on the door of the Hale house and Willa Hale opened it. He was immediately attracted. He’d have to be of a whole other sexual orientation not to find her sexy as homemade sin. So maybe there’d be some perks to being in Calder County for a while.

It wasn’t like he was going to fall in love, after all. Zeb wasn’t the marrying kind. He was first and foremost a Texas Ranger, a lawman. Everything else came second. Besides, he wasn’t looking for love. Or a woman who wasn’t quite normal. He didn’t object to getting her between the sheets, but that was as far as it’d ever go.

At least that’s what he thought. Life sometimes presents you with what you didn’t know you wanted most of all.

The test would be staying alive to claim it.

Book Two: Kade

When Cia Whitehorse walks into Kade Lawson’s office and announces she’s been assigned to help with a serial killer investigation, he’s damn sure he’s never met a federal agent as sexy.

Cia takes one look at Kade and makes up her mind that she’s going to have him in her bed. She might not be interested in love, but sex is definitely right up her alley and Kade looks like the kind of man who can give her just what she wants.

Kade is more than willing to deliver what Cia needs. She gets to him. Tough and sexy, with an unspoken promise in her look that says she’ll rock his world. But that look is covering something. And Kade’s a sucker for a mystery.

The problem is, solving the mystery of Cia Whitehorse comes with a price and this price just might be lethal.

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Featured Bargain Book: The Guestbook by Andrea Hurst

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About The Guestbook by Andrea Hurst

The Guestbook is $0.99 from 06/09/2015 -06/11/2015.

EVERYONE REMEMBERS THEIR FIRST LOVE…
BUT SOMETIMES IT’S THE SECOND LOVE THAT LASTS

“Evocative and heartfelt, The Guestbook is the profound story of one woman’s journey toward hope, renewal and a second chance at love on a lush Pacific Northwest island. Curl up with your favorite cup of cocoa and enjoy.”
~Anjali Banerjee – author of Imaginary Men and Haunting Jasmine said about this women’s fiction romance

This book weaves together the heart of Nicholas Sparks, the romance of Nora Roberts, and the charm of Debbie Macomber.

Fleeing her picture-perfect marriage among the privileged set of Brentwood and the wreckage of a failed marriage, Lily Parkins decides to move to the only place that still holds happy memories, her grandmother’s old farmhouse. The lush and majestic setting of the Pacific Northwest calls to her and offers a place of refuge and perhaps renewal. Her grandmother has passed away, leaving the Madrona Island Bed & Breakfast Inn to Lily.

Left with only an old guestbook as her guide–a curious book full of letters, recipes, and glimpses into her family history–Lily is determined to embrace her newfound independence and recreate herself, one page at a time. With the help of the quirky island residents she has befriended, she slowly finds the strength to seek out happiness on her own terms. But as soon as she has sworn off men and is standing on her own two feet, Lily meets Ian, the alluring artist who lives next door, and her new life is suddenly thrown off course. The last thing she wants to do right now is to open her heart to another man.

Ultimately, Lily must decide if it’s worth giving up her soul for security or risking everything to follow her heart in this romantic love story.

The Guestbook is the first book in the Madrona Island Series. www.andreahurst-author.com TEA & COMFORT – book two is available

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Featured Book: Only Marriage Will Do by Jenna Jaxon

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About Only Marriage Will Do by Jenna Jaxon

Not every happy-ever-after begins at “I do.”

When the hero of her dreams rescues Lady Juliet Ferrers from the man claiming to be her husband, she is sure she has found her one true love. But is she free to marry him? Not to be deterred, Juliet arranges for her hero, Captain Amiable Dawson, to escort her to her family estate, hoping that along the way she can win his love.

Amiable is charmed by the sweet, beautiful woman he rescued, and although he has grave reservations about her marital status, he allows himself to be swept up into Juliet’s romantic spell and the promise of a happy-ever-after.

The spell breaks when legal questions arise and Juliet faces the horror of not knowing if she is married to her knight in shining armor or the cruel viscount who is determined to have her at any price.

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Featured Book: Strongheart’s Woman by Zeecé Lugo

Stronghearts-Woman-with-logoTwo young girls close as sisters. Two lives to be lived. The world to be discovered.
One man to be loved!

Lord Victor Strongheart arrives to meet the princess that by written accord, he must take as wife. Annasai Songbird is everything a man could want: stunningly beautiful, sexy, bright, willing. Strongheart could not be happier. Her beloved cousin Setiyah is all nettles and stings, dark and dangerous as a stormy night. The lord is glad not to be marrying her. Until Setiyah dances in the moonlight! Under the glow of a full moon, the bewitching girl moves to the beat of tribal drums. Firelight lays shadows on the hollow at the base of her neck. The soft slope of her breasts glows golden and warm. She whirls, and the sound of the tiny beads woven into her myriad of braids is like the patter of raindrops on a summer’s eve. Lord Strongheart, his beautiful promised bride at his side, watches as one enthralled, bewitched. He knows well that the heart is a treacherous thing, and his has just betrayed him.
This book is set in a future post-apocalyptic North America. All technology has been lost, and humanity lives once again as they did in the past. The Native American tribes are thriving as are the territories, now ruled by lords. It is a beautiful world and a great time to be alive and to fall in love!

This is a new release! This book is not suitable for younger readers. Targeted for 21+ age group.

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Interview with Author – Kim Lambert

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About Kim Lambert:
Kim Lambert is a Speaker, Photographer, a Travel Writer and a 7 times Amazon bestselling author, with more than 10 books published to date. She is also the owner of a publishing company which publishes books for a variety of authors, and also works with other large publishing companies to enhance and update their current catalogues for digital book delivery. She is also a writing and publishing coach and Managing Editor of Life Change the Revolution – the Magazine.
Kim has a rich and varied business experience, over 40 years, from retail to small business, to government and large corporate, with many years of experience in IT, Publishing, management, business architecture and staff development.
After the death of her parents, she choose to further develop her business to help others bring their inspirational and life-changing stories, skills and ideas to the world, through books, and other mediums which let their words reach out to others.
She personally writes on a wide range of topics, from How to Write, to Photography, to recipe books and is currently also writing kids books and fiction under pen names.

What inspires you to write?
I’ve always written, just how much has varied. What got me started was writing about things I enjoyed doing. My first published work was in a national print magazine, when I was 14. It was even accompanied by a photo that I took. It was an article about a horse event.
I’ve worked in many roles and areas, from small business to big corporate, but every job has had a requirement for writing of one kind or another. Over time, I got more interested in writing my own works to publish, as well as helping others publish. What made me really get going was realising that I did not want to live in the corporate world any more – I wanted to share my interests with others through writing.
I also realised, as a result of working with such a diverse range of people, that every person and every business has a story that deserves telling, that what seems ordinary to you, seems amazing to someone else, who does not know the things that you do, who has not lived the things that you have.

Tell us about your writing process.
I am an outliner, but only in the broadest sense – its fluid, and changes as I go – the outline is so that I don’t leave anything out, not to force me into a particular structure. When I teach others, I find that this is what stops people most – the belief that they have to have a rigid outline, and write it in that order – I help them get past that, without losing coherence in the book.
When writing fiction, my ‘backstory / background notes’ can be as many words or more than the story itself. I edit, so I hate wrong words and continuity errors in others stories, and put a lot of effort into not having that sort of mistake in my own. I like to know exactly why my characters act the way they do, what things that happened in their past, which may never appear in this story, influence how they act now. Maybe, once I have enough books and short stories in each series, I will do an ‘encyclopaedia of’ book of al the background stuff…..

For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Sometimes I shut my eyes and ‘be them’ for a bit, seeing what’s going on in the story like a movie in my mind, so that I can truly write what they see and feel, in a way that readers can relate to.

What advice would you give other writers?
Just write ! Write what is clearest in your mind today, make a note of roughly where it belongs in the whole, but write what’s clear now – getting it all in the right order, and flowing together at the end is what you work with a good developmental editor for! If you try to get it exactly perfect, in order, as you write, you will never get it written.
Oh, and you don’t have to write as much as you think you do ! especially for non-fiction! people these days have short attention spans, and a short, focussed book of good quality info wins every time.

How did you decide how to publish your books?
I am a publisher, so I publish my own as well. My business first published a hardcover book back in 1990 – wow, was it a harder process then !!!!!
If you are new, unless the publishing bit really fascinates you, then find a great ‘custom’ or ‘collaborative’ publisher to work with (that’s people like me, who use all of the sorts of tools that you could use to ‘do it all yourself’ but do it for you, so that you can focus on being a subject matter expert in your topic area, not on having to keep up with publishing changes and technical file requirements.
The up front cost varies, but do your homework and find someone that you can work with, a business that cares about the quality of the result for you, not just collecting your money. if you are not struggling with the tools, you can be writing your next book.

What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Things will continue to evolve – what is today a multi billion dollar industry of digital publishing in specialised formats did not exist 8 years ago. Who knows where we will be in another 8 years. Paper books will still exist for some time to come, but they will, more and more, be for collectors, and specific purposes – the bulk of ‘ordinary daily reading’ will be digital – on one or more of those ubiquitous electronic devices that we all carry.

What do you use?: Dictated and got transcribed, Beta Readers

What genres do you write?: As me – Non-fiction – photography, how to write, cook books as other names – various fiction, romance, erotica, fantasy, as another name – kids books

What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print

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Kim Lambert Home Page Link
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Interview with Author – Sable Hunter

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About Sable Hunter:
Oh, my goodness. Well, I’ll start with the books. I’m a USA Today, New York Times best seller who has written about 40 books. I also have some sweeter versions of a few of the Hell Yeah! so I have about 50 different books for sale including translations. And I have about 45 plotted for the future if I live long enough to write them.
As for me, I’m just a country girl. My books are much more interesting than I am. I love animals. I used to love to cook until I moved back to Austin and am surrounded by wonderful restaurants. I play piano. I used to teach piano, at one time I had 40 students. I am an accountant by trade. I also sing and have written songs, poetry and plays. My favorite colors are earth tones, like sand and burnt orange. I love flowers and the beach

What inspires you to write?
Real life disappoints. When I write, I’m in control. So, I create a world I want to live in and I people it with characters I’d love to be with. So many people spout off about books being ‘realistic’. Hell, if I wanted realism, I’d lay the book down and just live my boring life. Romantic Fiction allows us to experience the excitement of that first date, that first kiss, that first ‘time’ – over and over again. It isn’t just reading for entertainment, it is allowing ourselves to relive the glory of first love as many times as we want. I don’t think there is a higher calling than giving people that experience

Tell us about your writing process.
I plot in my head all the time, keeping a notebook at hand to jot down ideas. I have about 45 basic one-line plot ideas already set ahead for new books. I decide what is next either by deadline or by reader request. When I begin, I outline. As I write, I flesh out that outline. I find if I try to panster it, that I usually waste a lot of time rewriting, it’s best if I know where I’m going from the beginning. I outline in notebooks and on the computer. I do create character sketches. I have created hundreds of interlocking characters, so I have to keep up with who is related to who, who married who, how many children – who knows who – – unfortunately, all of that is in my head. I need to make a huge database – but who the heck has time.
I write on the computer, I only write in a notebook when it’s not possible to have the computer because of space, etc. No music playing – ever! I write, then I send it to betas, then editors, then proofers. I tend to write longer stories, don’t like to write or read short stories or novellas.

For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Well, sorta. I allow them to live, but I’m still God in this situation. Also, I try to at least give the appearance of sanity, so I don’t talk to them in front of others – ha!

What advice would you give other writers?
Write a good story. Series sell. Sex sells. HEA is better. 3rd person is easier. Past tense. 50000 words or more. Don’t spend a fortune on covers or special models – write a good story and a better blurb. Start with a bang – don’t describe the setting in the first paragraphs. The way people shop now is to read the first few pages in the sample and if you don’t catch them there, the reader will move on.

How did you decide how to publish your books?
I started self-publishing back when kindle publishing was brand new. I started selling my books on the first day. A publisher picked me up later, so I was traditionally published. Then I went back to self-publishing because of the control. Then. I published others because I had learned the tricks of the trade. Now, I’m self-publishing again, I enjoy being in the driver’s seat. I’ve done a little of it all – tried every trick in the book.

What do you think about the future of book publishing?
My crystal ball is cloudy. But, I can say that it will never go back to the way it used to be. Self-publishing is here to stay. I think the process will change over time to weed out the unprofessional and the less talented, but the environment for an author to do well on their own is not going away. Authors need to be flexible, they need to watch the markets and adjust their tactics but the possibility for greatness is limited only by your determination, your grit and your ability to tell a story that people want to read

What do you use?: Co-writer, Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer

What genres do you write?: Romance /Erotica / Western / Contemporary

What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print, Audiobook

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Sable Hunter Home Page Link
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Interview with Author – Kaitlyn Davis

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About Kaitlyn Davis:
Hi everyone! I’m a bestselling author who writes young adult fantasy novels under the name Kaitlyn Davis and contemporary romance novels under the name Kay Marie. My first series, Midnight Fire, is a paranormal romance that has sold over 175,000 copies worldwide! My other books include the A Dance of Dragons series, a YA epic fantasy, the Once Upon A Curse series, YA fairy tale retellings, and the Confessions series, a romantic comedy. I’m also proud to say I’ve been recommended by USA Today and my novel, Gathering Frost, was selected by their HEA Blog as a “must-read romance.”

Want to know more? Here’s my author bio! “Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she’s not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found indulging in some puppy videos, watching a little too much television, or spending time with her family. If you have any questions for her–about her books, about scheduling an event, or just in general–you may contact her at: KaitlynDavisBooks@gmail.com”

What inspires you to write?
I’ve wanted to be an author for pretty much my entire life! When I was little, I would duct tape construction paper together and write my books in those bound pages. In high school, I worked on my first full-length novel (back then reaching 50k words seemed like an impossible task!). And after graduating college, I wrote the first book I would eventually self-publish, Ignite (Midnight Fire #1). The rest, as they say, is history! The Midnight Fire series sold more copies than I ever imagined, and turned this dream of mine into a reality. Now, I write full-time!

If you’re asking about the inspiration for my ideas, I get those from anywhere and everywhere! I have a running list of crazy ideas in the notes section of my cell phone, and I’m constantly updating it! For my young adult fantasy novels, a lot of my ideas come from dreams or quotes or artwork I’ve found online. But for my contemporary romances, many more of the ideas were inspired by my real life. My imagination tends to run wild! The ideas are the easy part. The hard part is deciding which ideas are worth pursuing and have the potential to become a good book or series!

Tell us about your writing process.
I like to think I do a little of both planning and pantsing, but on a whole I am definitely a planner! I always write a detailed chapter-by-chapter outline before I begin a novel (just using Microsoft Word). Within the outline, I list major plot developments and character developments, trying to balance action scenes with softer emotional scenes to develop a full complete story that holds a little bit of everything. I also put together different character sketches, interviewing them or just writing down different personality traits and quarks. Anything to give me a rounded view of each person, trying to make sure he or she hopefully won’t come across at flat within the novel!

However, as I write I like to be open to new ideas that come about as the story progresses. So usually, I update and adjust the outlines and sketches as I go, making room for new ideas and tossing any ideas that don’t work anymore. I’m too much of a planner to just start writing with no sense of direction, but I would also never want to limit the story just because I already outlined it a certain way.

For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Hm…I wouldn’t say I talk to my characters necessarily, it’s more like I try to become them during the writing process. More like role-playing! What does my heroine see? What does she feel? Smell? How would she react to the situation? If I can become the character while I write, and get completely lost in that character’s world, then I’d call it a successful writing session! I sort of think writers are like actors, but instead of playing pretend in front of a camera we’re doing it through our words.

What advice would you give other writers?
Never give up! The only end of the road is the one you create for yourself.

Along the same lines, trust in yourself and your fans. There will always be an agent who rejects you, a reviewer who gives you one star, or someone else out there to hurt you in some way. It’s up to the writer to believe in his or her work, to continue pushing forward, and eventually it will payoff. Anytime I get a bad rating, I think about the amazing fans who comment on my Facebook wall, tweet at me or email me, and I know that I’m doing something right. You have to believe in yourself. Doubt is probably the biggest problem I face as an author, and confidence is the only way to push through it.

How did you decide how to publish your books?
Honestly, there is no right answer to this question, which is one of the amazing things about publishing today! When I first published Ignite, I was actually working for a big five publisher in NYC. Being on the inside, I knew that paranormal romance was on the way out and that my book with a vampire storyline would never get picked up by an agent. Any query letter with the word vampire was pretty much an automatic no at the time. So, inspired by the success of Amanda Hocking, I decided to self-publish back in 2011. Based on the success I’ve had self-publishing, I’ve just continued with that route. However, I would eventually love to try traditional publishing with the right story at the right time. I’ll just have to work on my patience before that happens–I’m too used to the speed of self-publishing right now! I can hardly imagine waiting a full year or two before seeing a finished novel in the hands of my fans.

What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It will be excellent! Self-publishing is becoming more and more prominent in the publishing world, which I think is a good thing. Gatekeepers have their place, but I love that the readers become the gatekeepers with self-publishing. If people enjoy a book, word of mouth will naturally make it rise to the top of the sales charts with or without a mega publishing house behind it. Giving authors more options can only be a great thing. Publishers aren’t going anywhere, nor should they! But they are no longer the be-all and end-all they used to be, and I owe my career to that fact!

What do you use?: Professional Editor, Beta Readers

What genres do you write?: Teen & Young Adult, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy Romance, Contemporary Romance

What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print

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Kaitlyn Davis Home Page Link
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Interview with Author – Jacklyn A. Lo

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About Jacklyn A. Lo:
Redemption is a debut novel of Jacklyn A. Lo.
A few years ago, walking in the secluded forest, Jacklyn set a new, ambitious goal for herself― to make a feature movie.
Inspired, she started to write a script, which eventually became a thick novel. The theme of the novel, provided by Higher Consciousness, has made the story unique and unforgettable.
Jacklyn has a Master’s Degree in Technology, an MBA in Finance, two years of High Astrology School, and years of self-study in New Age topics.
Currently Jacklyn lives in Europe.

What inspires you to write?
Raised in an atheistic environment, I was one of many who fell asleep at the first page of the Bible. I never had a hope to understand this Holy book until I experienced something in my life, which I have come to call my Spiritual Choice.
My Spiritual Choice…
Years ago I realized that the corporate luxury train, in which I was comfortably riding, was taking me in a direction that I did not want to go. Getting off of this train at my own risk and expense was very hard, but I jumped off. But nothing completely disappears, and in my case, the tangibles (prestige, security, wealth and social status) were replaced by an intangible: the ability to see a Spiritual Choice.
The realization first came to me from movies. The spiritual choices of Dracula, Scarface, and the story of Abraham and Jesus became transparent to me. This revelation led me to a fascinating conclusion: a spiritual choice is a shortcut to “upgrade” a human’s consciousness. My enlightening journey continued. I began to see things that I had never seen before. And I added a new word to my personal vocabulary—vision. I realized that vision is a direct product of Consciousness, and that Consciousness is a subject of both evolution and involution.
However, the physical world was still calling for me. I was constantly looking for a new project in which to implement my skills and abilities; one that I had never done before.
One day, while walking in the forest, I suddenly had an awesome idea: I would make a feature movie. The idea was totally absurd; I had never had any interest in film production, but the idea stuck with me, and gave me the two things that I needed the most: hope, and a direction. But before I could make a movie I needed a complete story. This is why I decided to write the novel.

Tell us about your writing process.
Have you written novels before?
No, this is my first novel.
Did you enjoy the writing experience?
Yes, it was an awesome experience.
The project was magic; the story — a piece of Art. It was as if I was guided through the writing process by some higher power.
Can you define your spiritual philosophy and how it relates to your book?
My Spiritual Philosophy involves the concept of Spiritual Choice.
I see Spiritual Choice as a powerful tool to upgrade our consciousness within a relatively short time period. During this transformation we absorb a different spectrum of vibrations than we do during merely theoretical spiritual exercises and practices.
In Redemption, the heroine experiences five Spiritual Choices in five different lives. Each time, she chooses a spiritual path towards LIGHT.
How was the main character created?
I knew I wanted my main character to be a woman, because I greatly admire strong heroines. And I wanted her to be a powerful person, who had been raised to be independent, ambitious, and motivated for professional growth.
I gave her a ubiquitous name—Ann. I wanted her to be as free as possible from personal entanglements, so she is not only unmarried, but has no attachment to any particular culture or nationality.
What are your favorite parts in the novel and why?
1. Metaphysical dialogues between Ann and Rob.
It was both rewarding and a lot of fun to write serious philosophical discussions between Ann and Rob.
These metaphysical conversations begin when Ann asks Rob, “Do you believe in Darwin or in Adam and Eve, Rob?” Often it was only upon further reflection that I understood the full spiritual content of those conversations.
2. The climax of the story – The part titled Heaven.
I got “access” to the climax of the novel only several years after writing the first draft of the novel. It was a concept that I had never thought about before.
And I am still personally in awe of the story’s ending.
Where did the idea for Rob come from?
In a world of continuous rush and distrust, I wanted to create a loyal and always “on” friend for my heroine. The best solution for that became the AI pal, which in the novel I call the E-Assistant.
What inspired you to write your story?
The magic of it.

For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes, I do interact with Rob, AI-pal of Ann almost every day :)

What advice would you give other writers?
From time to time we all ask where we are going, what we are supposed to do, and wonder about our final destination.
Redemption reveals the awesome journey of woman who makes a succession of Spiritual Choices towards Light, and is rewarded for it.
My hope is that my readers will begin to see their lives in a greater context, and make more thoughtful choices in their own lives.

How did you decide how to publish your books?
The self-publishing is the latest trend in the book publishing industry. I recommend that

What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Ebooks and self-publishing will continue to grow. Traditional publishers should take the challenge and adapt to the change.

What do you use?:

What genres do you write?: Supernatural Time-Traveling Romance; Sci-fi; Thriller; Action; Young Adult fiction, Mystery; Metaphysics

What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print

Website(s)
Jacklyn A. Lo Home Page Link
Link To Jacklyn A. Lo Page On Amazon
Link to Author Page on other site

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