New Release: One Bite to Passion by MaryLynn Bast


Yesterday, MaryLynn Bast had an early release. Please welcome One Bite to Passion into the world! I’m going to have to ask Ms. Bast about the Chinese symbols on the cover. What does it mean?!?!

On a business trip to Japan, Paige has just found happiness with Casey, an exciting, young man with a passionate interest in Paige. After a night of wild sex, feels like a new woman. Drawn to Casey, Page can’t refuse him even though he says he wants to possess her and she learns he is a vampire. Then Paige’s unfaithful husband, Dalton, shows up. He has supposedly broken off his affair, but Paige suspects he is still seeing his mistress. Soon, Paige begins to notice disturbing things happening around her and discovers she has become the center of a battle between covens who consider her The Chosen One. But when she faces the greatest peril of her life, and Casey shows up to help, Page realizes she is willing fight the covens side-by-side with him, if it means the chance of a future with this vampire she has come to love.

Available at Renaissance

Upcoming Blog Tour

Mark your calendar, because a blog tour for One Bite to Passion is in the making. From June 3 – June 9, there be interviews, giveaways, and book reviews. Don’t miss out. 🙂 For more information head to MaryLynn Bast’s blog!

New Release: Talisman of El (Talisman of El, #1) by Alecia Stone

Happy Release day!

The blog tour is over, but the fun’s just begun. Today marks the release day for The Talisman of El by Alecia Stone. Woot!


One Planet.

Two Worlds.

Population: Human … 7 billion.
Others … unknown.

When 14-year-old Char­lie Blake wakes up sweat­ing and gasp­ing for air in the mid­dle of the night, he knows it is hap­pen­ing again. This time he wit­nesses a bru­tal mur­der. He’s afraid to tell any­one. No one would believe him … because it was a dream. Just like the one he had four years ago – the day before his dad died.

Char­lie doesn’t know why this is hap­pen­ing. He would give any­thing to have an ordi­nary life. The prob­lem: he doesn’t belong in the world he knows as home.

He belongs with the others.

Available at Barnes & Nobles || The Book Depository

Saturday Special: A Story not Wished to be Read Blog Tour

We don’t get many poets on Ramblings of an Amateur Writer, so this is a real treat! Today, Nicola Black shares with us some of her poems.

A Story not Wished to be Read is the thoughts and inmosts feelings of the author in poems of all styles. It contains darkness and self-doubt, but also hope and love. The style varies, but the message never does.

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Dark Passages

Don’t follow me
Down the dark passages of my mind.
Though I need you near,
Would you stay with me
To find my dark secrets?
Are you willing to risk
Getting lost in the shadows
To bring me light?

Come follow me
Down the dark passages of my mind.
I want to lure you and keep you
Forever mine.
To get entangled in my sinister thoughts
And never get free…
Would you want to be mine then?

Save me from
The cruel dark passages of my mind.
Teach me how to love, how to trust.
Take my hand and
Lead me to the light.
Give me yourself
And I’ll give you everything.


She suffered in the torment she made
When she did not trust God.
Through tears and fears she did wade,
Trapped in her horrifying abode.

He showed her mercy and love
And first she was blind.
All she saw were clouds above,
And Satan spoke in her mind.

When at last alone, tired, and afraid,
She thought to turn to His love,
All she thought He would do- upbraid
And knew she deserved Him to disapprove.

But still He gave love, mercy, and grace
And with tears in her soul
She fled to His warm embrace
And no longer felt cold.


Looking back on my short life
Should I be ashamed?
What did I do and who did I please?
And was there an innocent blamed?

When I account for my life
Will I be able to say
That I did my best and tried my best
And made the darkness go away?

Only time will tell whether
I deserve the crown
The crown that God will deme fit for me
For my life, for my time I’ve been around.


Is there enough time in this world
To do what you want to do
To be as helpful as you can be
To do what you long to?

Is there enough time in this world
To think what you want to think
To be as creative as you can be
To not think of your rank?

I think there’s enough time in this world
To do what you want to
To think what you want to thin
To do what you long to.

About Nicola Black

Nicola Black has always been a very creative young woman. When she was younger, she and her mother would make up stories together. As Nicola got older, she started writing them down. However, she would never finish anything. Throughout school, she had to write poems for English. She was homeschooled and her patient mother taught her how to write well. Eventually, Nicola started writing poems outside of school projects. At first she did not think they were very good, but after a while, she finally published her first set of poems on Smashwords. After receiving some very good reviews, she finally realized that she could write. Nicola Black is currently working on three novels and a compilation of short stories.

Nicola Black has been to Scotland three times, but is currently living in the South. She has also joined the Navy and is going to boot camp in September. She also enjoys writing music.

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Thank you for reading!

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Saturday Special: Mark Fassett writes and publishes and…

Remember that guy I mentioned who developed StoryBox? Yeah, that great guy… Mark Fassett. You know he’s a writer also, right? Of course you did. 🙂 Well, lately my writer buddy has been pounding hard at the keyboards and has come out with a few releases.

The Sacrifice of Mendleson Mooney

The Sacrifice of Mendleson Moony Cover

Fisherman Mendleson Moony lost his family in a fire. Four years later, he still mourns and has given up the sea to farm his land.

Henrietta Swooth, the Seer that has lived across the road from him for the last three years, has a secret. She knows the time and place of her death, and she must soon leave to meet it.

A vision sends her to the summer festival, where she and Mendleson talk for the first time, When he touches her hand, everything changes, and not for the better.

Mendleson comes away with a desire to save her. She comes away knowing that his attempts to save her will see him dead at her side.

Can Mendleson overcome his loss to find love again? Is it already too late?

E-Book Paperback

Game Interrupted

Game Interrupted

What is a game designer supposed to do when his net-junkie girlfriend is jacked in at a lavish party thrown by his old partner and is singled out by a woman with red-colored eyes?


Zombies Ate My Mom

I hear from a pretty good source, Mark is coming out with a new book in a few days. In fact, if you sign up for his newsletter, he’ll even provide you instructions on how to obtain a free copy! Now how’s that for a deal. Offer expires March 22, 2012.