Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Mega Ebook 99¢ SALE

Middle Grade
Vickie Johnstone - Kiwi in Cat City - magical cat series (6 books) - US link: UK Link:

Young Adult Contemporary
Renee Pace - Off Leash - US link: UK link:

Urban Fantasy
Bruce Blake - On Unfaithful Wings (An Icarus Fell Novel #1) - US link: UK link:
Bruce Blake - All Who Wander Are Lost (An Icarus Fell Novel #2) - US link: UK link:
Dark Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Steven Montano - Blood Skies (Book 1) - US link: UK link:
Epic Fantasy
Autumn M. Birt - Born of Water - US link UK Link: Smashwords:
Bruce Blake - Blood of the King (Khirro's Journey Book 1) - US link: UK link: Kobo: Smashwords:
Scott Bury - The Bones of the Earth - US link: UK link:
Paranormal Fantasy
Gary Henry - American Goddesses - Smashwords:
Short Stories - Literary Fiction
Beverly Ackerman - The Meaning of Children - US link: UK link:
Short Stories - Mystery/Adventure/Fantasy
Gary Henry - What Happened to Jory and Other Dark Departures - Smashwords:
Cinta Garcia de la Rosa - The Funny Adventures of Little Nani - US link: UK link:
Adam Gaffen - Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Viscount's Butler - US link: UK link:
Adam Gaffen - Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Missing Date - US link: UK link:
Cozy Mystery
Brad Fleming - Inky Black - The Case of the Missing Moggy - US link: UK Link:
Brad Fleming - An Inky Black Story - A Hard Day at the Office - US link: UK Link:
Science Fiction
Adam Gaffen - A Deadly Quest (The Cassidy Chronicles) - US link: UK link:
Adam Gaffen - Run Like Hell (The Cassidy Chronicles) - US link: UK link:
Adam Gaffen - Refuge - US link: UK link:
Adam Gaffen - The Longest Night - US link: UK link:
Adam Gaffen - Who Watches the Watchers? - US link : UK link:
Blaithin O'Reilly Murphy - The Meaning of Purple Tulips - US link: UK link:
Regency Romance
Kymber Lee - Lord Tristan's True Love - U.S link: UK Link:
Romantic Comedy
Vickie Johnstone - 3 Heads & a Tail - US link: UK link:
Erotic Dark Fantasy
M. Peters - Undisclosed Desire - US link: UK link:
Erotic Paranormal
Renee Field - A Siren's Wish - US link: UK link:
Joe McCoubrey - Death by Licence - US link: UK link:
Brad Fleming - Role of Dishonour - US link: UK link:
Christian Inspiration
DeEtte Beckstead - The Christmas Visitors - US Link: UK Link:
Allison Bruning - Reflections: Poems and Essays - US Link: UK Link:
Vickie Johnstone - Life's Rhythms - 316 Haiku - US link: UK link:
Non-Fiction: Adventure Travel
Autumn M. Birt & Adam P. Paul - Danger Peligros - US Link: UK Link: Smashwords:
Non-Fiction: Memoir
Alycia Neighbours - Deciding to Dance - US link: UK link:
Alycia Neighbours - Wake Up In the Mourning - US link: UK link:
Non-Fiction: Self Help
Jamesina Greene - Help! I Don't Like Myself - US link : UK link:

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Eternal Spring - a YA Anthology where authors worked together

I think it was in February when the ask on one of my on-line loops went out for YA short stories to be included in a special YA anthology. I thought about it and then thought what the heck. I had just finished writing Off Stroke and really wanted to do a short story to feature Charlie, Eje’s friend.

But let me tell you what I’ve learned. Writing a short story is hard. I thought it would be easy but when your word count is limited to less than 12,000 wow. Starting a story, adding depth to the characters and providing conflict than having everything wrap up was extremely hard. I wanted to make Charlie authentic but keep true to his character in Off Stroke, which will hit Amazon in June 2012, it was one of the most difficult writing jobs I’ve tackled. Am I glad I did it? You bet. I always like to challenge myself and this was a lot of fun.
What makes this even more fun, is that I’m my story, Off Balance, is featured with all these other amazing stories. I feel like this collective of stories brought us all together and it did. I feel like shouting out a huge thanks to the coordinators of this wonderful project – Amanda Brice and Tawny Stokes and a host of other talented writers, who put on their business heads to make this project a professional success. Thank you.

Book Blurb:
Flowers, vacation, baseball, prom…what does spring mean to you? From unicorn hunters and teenage exorcists to Egyptian princesses and aspiring ballerinas, this collection of thirteen stories by some of the most exciting authors in Young Adult fiction explores young love and new beginnings during the most beautiful time of the year.

“Camp Cauldron” by Juli Alexander
Forced to spend Spring Break as a counselor at a camp for troublesome young witches instead of drooling over hotties at the beach, Emma relinquishes her hopes for romance. Could the perfect guy be waiting in the midst of poison ivy, s'mores, elephant trunks, and kangaroo feet?

“Barre Hopping at Midnight” by Amanda Brice
How can aspiring ballerina Dani Spevak concentrate on performing at a spring arts festival when her not-quite-boyfriend is in town filming the lead in a hot new vampire movie and he was seen kissing his costar?

“The Vanishing Spring” by Carey Corp
More than a century earlier, Eleanor Quimby tumbled into the water to escape an arranged marriage and disappeared. But was that the tragic end or a brave new beginning?

“The Princess of Egypt Must Die” by Stephanie Dray
A lonely Princess of Egypt is tempted by a forbidden love and forced to make a heartbreaking choice that will upend a kingdom and change her forever.

“Spring Perfection” by Leslie DuBois
Star athlete Scott Kincaid is about to make history and pitch a perfect game. But when he realizes that true perfection lies in the relationship he has with his best friend, Reyna, will he risk everything in order to keep a promise to her?

“Picture Not Perfect” by Lois Lavrisa
Seventeen-year old Tim wants to go to senior prom. Why doesn't his girlfriend Gabrielle want to go with him? Is she not who she says she is?

“Potionate Love” by P.R. Mason
Math geek, Tina, has found a way to get the popular jock, Ronny, to fall for her: a love potion. It'll work unless her best friend Nathan gets in the way.

“1:30, Tour Eiffel” by Jennifer McAndrews
A kiss in the dark will ruin Spring Break and lifelong friendships unless Rachel Healey can prove she is a pawn in someone else's game.

“Off Balance” by Renee Pace
Jennifer’s secret is big, but she loves Charlie enough to know ending their teenage relationship will set him free and enable him to join the Army. When Charlie discovers the truth, it’s up to him to convince Jen their young love was meant to be.

“On a Field, Sable” by Diana Peterfreund
After the shocking events of Ascendant, what awaits the unicorn hunter Melissende Holtz on the mountaintop where she watched her comrades fall?

“The Language of Flowers” by Rhonda Stapleton
Chrissy, a clerk at her aunt's flower shop, starts getting her own romantic surprises -- flowers with a special secret meaning. Can she bury her longstanding unrequited crush on her best friend’s brother to take a chance on mysterious love?

“Dating After Dark (With Clowns)” by Tawny Stokes
All teenage exorcist Caden Butcher wants is a demon-free night to take his new girl to the spring fair. Is that too much to ask for?

“Sometime” by Alicia Street
Sixteen-year-old mythology buff Terry Conn finally gets the after-school museum job she wanted so badly, but who knew those ancient dragon figures would dredge up images of a past she only half-remembered? Or that drool-worthy Jerrod Pierce would be part of it?

Collectively, the thirteen authors in Eternal Spring have published over 90 books, and have received or have been nominated for several prestigious awards, including the RITA, the Golden Heart, the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence in Mystery and Suspense, the Jasmine, the Maggie, PASIC’s Book of Your Heart contest, the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, the Cybil Award for Best Young Adult Fiction, the EPIC e-book Award, the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, and the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age list.

Purchase Link Eternal Spring -

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Book Reviews / Favorite Books I've Read: Off Limits by Renee Pace

Book Reviews / Favorite Books I've Read: Off Limits by Renee Pace: OFF LIMITS BY RENEE PACE Lindsay looks and acts like the perfect fifteen year-old, but she’s hiding a dirty little secret that no amount ...

Friday, April 27, 2012

How music as a teen meant so much

I'm on a guest blog tour and this blog was recently on  Fang-tastic Books

As a teen my music defined me. I listened to Tracy Chapman, Enya and Lady Blacksmith Mombasa. Songs filled with longing, freedom and tales of woe that echoed my teen life resonated with me. When I heard those songs I poured my feelings into poetry. I wrote and wrote lines of words that connected me to something. Always when I felt down I poured those feeling into poetry. Some teens turn to painting, writing music or playing music to let out their emotions. Teens, like adults, need outlets. I’m a writer. Without writing I’m sure I’d be locked up in the nut house. Like many adult I juggle lots—children, working and writing.
When I write the demons go away. When I write the pain fades and I become engrossed with the lives of my characters. Sometimes writing can be a chore but once I start I lose track of time. Yes, writing is work and writing a realistic contemporary teen book when you’re an adult can be daunting but isn’t that life—daunting. One day at time. That was my motto as a teen. I used that to get through the lonely days and then I plotted away out. I set a goal, much like I do with writing. As for finding that teen voice. I delved deep. Sure I used some modern slang to make it real but for most of it I tried to keep the first person POV of my two girls in Off Limits just like how two normal teens talk.
Today when I write I listen to CBC radio. Why? It’s like white noise in the background and I can tune into the news when I want to. My taste in music has changed but those Tracy Chapman songs still pull at me. What do you listen to when you read? If you’re a writer is there a specific music you listen to?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mila Ramos - Jademystique Blog: Off Limits by Renee Pace

Mila Ramos - Jademystique Blog: Off Limits by Renee Pace: Please welcome Renee Pace as she brings us her book Off Limits . An ebook copy of Off Limits  will be given away to one lucky read...

Today I'm on Mila Ramos's for the start of my YA blog tour. Hope you'll join me. It's going to be lots of fun and of course prizes as always.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Authors in Bloom Blog Hop - Kindle or Nook up for grabs

Also for complete instructions on how to enter - check out - - up for grabs a Nook or Kindle as the mega prize

Line 22: You’ve been chosen as the most beautiful bloom

Line 23: a stand out among the crowd.

My prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card and e-copy of Off Limits  will be awarded to one lucky person at the end of the hop who leaves a comment on my blog.

Hi everyone: Today with it being Easter weekend I thought I'd post a delicious lamb stew recipe. We always have a leg of lamb for Easter dinner but honestly the stew I make up the next day is my fav!

Irish-Style Lamb Stew


• 1 pound cubed lamb meat

• 1 large onion, halved and sliced

• 1 pound baking potatoes, peeled and sliced

• 1 carrot, peeled and sliced

• 1 large stalk celery, sliced

• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

• salt and pepper to taste

• 2 cups beef stock

• 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

2. Layer the lamb meat, onion, potatoes, carrot and celery in an oven proof pot or casserole dish. Season each layer with parsley, salt and pepper as you go. Pour in the beef stock and cover tightly.

3. Bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hours in the preheated oven, until vegetables and meat are very tender. Divide into bowls and garnish with additional parsley.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Saying Goodbye to my 100 year-old grandmother

A picture of me with my grandmother, Susan Thelma (MacKenzie) Pace at her 99th b-day last year.
She turned 100 in Nov 2011. She passed away last night at 11:30pm.
 Last night my grandmother, Susan Thelma Pace passed away at the age of 100. Until a few days ago she was perfectly healthy but she fell and shattered her hip and things quickly deteriorated. She was rushed to the Dartmouth General Hospital and because they were so full she stayed in the emergency ward until the last few hours of her life.

I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all the wonderful emergency nurses who tried their best to comfort her and respect her wishes. At about 4pm yesterday staff found the family a small private room so we and the hospital minister could say our final farewells because they thought her death would be fairly immediate after taking her off the oxygen. My grandmother loved to have all her children and extended family around her and that’s what we did last night. Well, for those that know my grandmother you know she’s a fighter. Her pulse steadied out and after two hours staff reported to us that they had secured a semi-private room for her upstairs because they weren’t sure how long the process would take.

I had always told my grandmother I would stay with her until her last breath but I will admit I was getting very tired and once she was moved upstairs her breathing steadied and her son, my uncle Danny and I thought she might make it through until the morning. I told her I can only stay until 11:30pm tonight Gram and she’d have to hang on until I came back around 8am. I honestly think she heard me. At 11pm her breathing slowed and then at 11:25pm she took one big breath and it was over a minute before she took another. We checked her pulse and Danny went to the get the nurse and then she took one last breath. Danny walked in, looked at the clock and said, “Renee it’s 11:30pm she heard you.” Her death was very peaceful and it went the way she wanted – in her sleep.

The family had their chance to say good bye and I told her she taught me everything good in my life. Her optimism, her faith and belief that people are born good became integral parts to my core beliefs. My grandmother represented a generation gone bye. She didn’t need a lot to make her happy – her loving family was enough. I will never forget you, Gram.