Publisher Eternal Press

Publisher Eternal Press
Love and the Paranormal

Thursday, January 31, 2013

     As her new book launches, we have the distinct pleasure to interview this very talented lady.
Everyone stop by and pull up a chair, have a cup of coffee and enjoy this lady's discussions.
In the meantime to wet your appetites have a look at her book trailer.
Launch is at Eternal Press

Sit back, relax and have a cup of coffee.  Would you like tea instead?  Okay, now settle back and don't be nervous.  It will be pleasant and remember the launch is today at  come over tonight at 7est or 6 central time like now!

Tell me something interesting about your life that few people know. I haven’t seen my real hair color in 30 years…it’s interesting in the fact that I have hair at all!

Tell me about your interests? I love to have big family dinners because I have a big family, I am fascinated by thunderstorms and I love to shoot pool.

What is your favorite book, author? “IT” by Stephen’s where my fear of clowns came from!

What made you start writing?  What made you write this story? I didn’t have anything better to do really and I have always been a fan of serial killers…that and well, I can’t tell you or I’d give away the ending!

What time period is this story? What genre? Present day, erotic thriller

Are you interested in other genre? No, I think I’ve found my niche

Give me an Excerpt and brief Synopsis of this book.  Rose never believed in love-her mother’s words in her head saw to that. Becks Harlow wanted Rose to protect her heart from the pain of love. When her mother is brutally murdered, Rose turns to the one man she thought could help, Detective Dave mason. He was in charge of her mother’s case. Little did Rose know, Detective Mason would soon be in charge of her body, heat and soul. She also suspects he killed her mother!

Who is the Hero or Heroine?  Can we interview them? I can’t tell you…that would give away the ending! I don’t think you could interview them…they are fictional lol

Have them describe themselves to us. Rose would tell you that she is a tough talking, rough around the edges no nonsense young woman that believes that the heart is an organ that pumps blood to other organs and doesn’t have anything to do with love. Dave Mason would tell you that he is a no nonsense Detective that takes his job very seriously.

What motivates your hero?  What do they want?  Is the hero having a hard time? This Heroine is motivated to find her mother’s killer. This hero is motivated to find a serial killer.

Who would you get to star in a movie to be them? Oh man, that’s tough. There are too many talented actors out there…we’ll have to wait until the casting call lol

What is next for you? I have “A Beautiful Liar” Book One of the Maggie West Series coming out in May and “Maggie’s Men” Book Two of the Maggie West Series coming out in August.

Do you have another book you are writing? I am working on “Maggie’s Misery” Book Three (and the final book I do believe) in the Maggie West Series

Tell us about it. Maggie West is a strong, independent woman who has had a rough life, in the first book; she has a run in online with a fraud. This takes her on a whirlwind journey half way across the world to meet him, only to find out she’s been deceived, yet again.  In the second book, she meets the man of her dreams…or is he?

What is the book you wish you had written? There isn’t one…I haven’t written it and when I do…I won’t wish I had…lol

What is the best part of the writing process?  What is the worst? The best is the characters coming to me…the worst is promotions…I get overwhelmed at times.

Where can we buy your book?

Where can we find you? All over the web! Just Google me!

Do you have a blog? Do you have a page?

Did you do a video trailer for your book? Yes I did, I have even done them for other authors!  Do you plan to do one?

Is there anything else you would like to add? I am eternally grateful to Eternal Press for the great group of people I have been introduced to, can network with and get to work with. I am truly a lucky girl ;) I’d also like to thank you Linda for being part of this AWESOME team!


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Super new Interview and Review for Linda Hays-Gibbs and My Angel, My Light As Darkness Falls
Please stop by and make a comment.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Let us Welcome Michelle Hoefle 
Let's sit back and have a cup of coffee and find out about this great book that is going to be a best seller for sure.

1.      Tell me about your book, Carpathian Blood, and where you got your inspiration for it?
            I have always enjoyed reading paranormal romance novels and have been waiting for a book or series about an extraterrestrial race of beings that are very similar to humans.  Lara Adrian (one my favourite authors) came close, but I envisioned a world totally different from her creations.  When other popular authors did not come up with a book like I had envisioned, I created one myself.  From there, the series was born.
2.      Who has had the most influence in your life? What lessons did this person teach you?
            That would be my mother.  She used to read to me at bedtime, then when I got older, she read Steven King and Dean Koontz to me.  It was our special time as mother and daughter.  She has taught me to be a strong, independent woman.  It’s taken me a while to realize that I am a strong, independent woman, but I like myself now and I like my life.
5.      Ninjas or Pirates?
            I’ll take Johnny Depp as a pirate any day, anyway, anyhow!
7.      What is usually your first thought in the morning?
            UGH!  It’s morning already!
12. What is the most demeaning/demoralising thing ever said about you as a writer?
            A very close family member told me that they did not want to be associated with me because of my “inappropriate book”.  That cut very deeply, but now that I look back on it, I think that it made me strive even more to be published.  I’m not so petty as to say, “Oh yeah, well look who got their inappropriate book published.”  But I did thumb my nose at them once or twice and called “neener-neener-neener!”.
16. Have you ever killed someone in a novel and regretted it later?
            Not ever.  That clerk or cashier that pisses you off at the store?  Bwahahaha...kill them off later in type.  Talk about instant therapy!
19. What are the most important attributes to staying sane as a writer?
            Since I don’t think I am quite sane, I wouldn’t know.  I love being weird, quirky, and spontaneous.  It keeps other people on their toes and lets me see the world as I like it to be.  Call me an escapist, but I like my reality.
21. What are books for?
            Books let you escape your reality for a small amount of time.  Whether fiction or non-fiction, they allow you to become immersed in another world.  They can inspire, create desire, or take the form of our fantasies.  How cool is that?
23. What would you do with 1 million ping pong balls?
            Put them into a swimming pool and invite the neighbourhood kids over to jump in.  One big, massive ball pit.  WooHoo!
27. What’s the nicest thing you’ve ever done or ever been done for you?
            One Christmas when my girls were young teens, times were tough.  It was the first Christmas following my divorce from their father.  I was only able to get them two presents each and a few things for their stockings.  They acted like it was the best Christmas ever!  They exclaimed over their presents that year and made me feel good.  It still brings tears to my eyes now when I think about it.
29. Is Elvis really dead?
            As a doornail
31. What is your favourite quote?
            “I yam what I yam” by Popeye.  How true is that?!
33. What three things would you save from a fire at your house? (assume that all your family get out safe.)
            Since I don’t consider my pets things, they are family, they get out safely.  I would have to say the photo albums of my daughters (one each), then the last thing would be one of my mother’s woodcarvings (she is a very talented artist).
40. When did you first consider yourself a writer?
            I’m still coming to terms with becoming an author.  WOW!  That is what I think when I see my cover or send in a new edited copy.  I think that it will finally sink in when my first book, Carpathian Blood, is released.
42. What’s your favourite love story? (movie or book)
            I would have to say out of all of my favourites, I think Love Story with Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw.  Yes it’s sad, but what a love...***sigh***
43. If you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?
            I have three: Don’t listen to negative people.  Don’t forget where you come from.  Don’t let life just happen, make it happen.
44. Someday I want to...?
            I want to go to Australia.  I want to ride a wild brumby and kick it up with the locals.
46. Name one thing that drives you crazy.
            Other drivers.  I hate having to share the road with imbeciles!
50. Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcovers?
            I love eBooks.  You can download them on almost anything anymore and take them anywhere without taking up space on a shelf having to be dusted every single week.
All the talk of vampires had obviously killed Mack’s appetite. She had only made it through half of her sandwich and chips before she pushed away her plate. She looked ill at a sudden thought.
“You gave me your blood! That was not a dream, gave me your blood. What does that mean for me?”
She was looking him straight in the eye, her chin held high.
“That sounds like vampirism to me, Drac.”
“Not at all, blood exchanges are often done during mating, but only between mates. Transfusions from live hosts are given in cases of medical emergencies, life or death situations only.” He paused to let her adjust to all the information. “As for what all of this means for you...It means that you will have to ingest a Terranian’s blood at least once every few weeks from now on. Your life-span will be greatly increased to that of a female Terranian. You will be stronger, faster, and your brain will develop further. Your healing abilities will be far advanced to that of a normal human. Be assured, Mackenzie, you arestill human. You will not develop fangs or an actual craving for blood. You will need to find a mate among one of my people in order to ensure that you ingest his blood every two to three weeks.” Vlad finished explaining a whole new way of life to her.
At the thought of any other male touching her he saw red with anger. He shook the thought from his mind. He could not afford to feel possessive of her.
“What if I don’t? What if I refuse this new life?”
Reading her thoughts, Vlad could see she was having a hard time accepting what he was telling her. Her breathing picked up speed, he could hear her heart beating hard in her chest.
His eyes became as hard as granite as he answered her question.
“Because I gave you my blood, you will age rapidly and die within one year’s time,” he said softly. “I am sorry if this new life is not to your liking, but I would not watch you die in those woods and I will not watch you die in the future.”
He spoke softly but harshly, his eyes flashing at her. “I will feed you myself until such time you find an acceptable mate.”
Vlad made it sound like a decree.
“Harrumph! An acceptable mate? Oh goody, do I get to choose this prince charming or do you? You are neither my father nor my king! You are so arrogant. Tell me just how old are you anyway? With your type of attitude towards...”
Her voice trailed off as she stared at him in dawning comprehension. He remained silent, just raising an eyebrow at her.
“Oh no...No, no, no! You can’t be. You’re the real Vlad Tepes, Vlad the Impaler?”
Her heart was going to explode out her chest if it beat any louder or faster, she was almost hyperventilating. He reached for her hands which were fisted on the table. She jerked them back.
“Don’t touch me! I’m...I am leaving now, right now!”
Mackenzie stood quickly, knocking over her chair in her haste. She ran around the opposite side of the table from him like a scared doe racing from a predator in the forest. He reached her at the doorway to the kitchen, moving so fast he was a blur.
He took her shoulders into his strong hands, giving her a gentle shake. He said sternly but softly, “Alain wanted you to live, Mackenzie, he needs you to live. Can you honestly say that you would have rather died? I could not...I needed...”
He paused, staring into her violet eyes, which were large and glittering with unshed tears. She was biting her full lower lip so hard that her blunt little teeth brought a drop of blood. His nostrils flared as he breathed in her blood scent. He lowered his head slowly, his hands and fingers tracing her shoulders, slipping around her to bring her body within an inch of his heated hardness. He kept his eyes on hers as he slowly licked her lower lip, licking away the crimson drop. She gasped at the contact, confused by how she could go from being so angry, scared, and hurt to feeling hot, flushed, and burning. Vlad kneaded her back and shoulders, one hand moving lower, the other moving into her hair to tilt her head back.
Her hands crept around his waist, touching the hard muscles of his lower back.
“Vlad”she breathed into his mouth as she closed her eyes and met his sensual kissable lips with her own

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Today I am thrilled to have Barbara Winkes as a guest.  She is going to tell us about herself and her books so sit back grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and get to know another up and coming, best selling, famous and fabulous author.

Barbara get comfortable and have a cup of chocolate with me and relax.  I want to thank you for coming to my blog and having this interview.  Now are you ready? So...

Tell me something interesting about your life that few people know.

This is a difficult one. My life has been turbulent in the past couple of years, getting married and moving to another country, getting published, but more than a few people know. Don’t we usually tell the interesting things about ourselves first?


Tell me about your interests?

Aside from reading and writing (the obvious), I love traveling, discovering new places, their art and architecture. I’m dabbling a little in photography--some of the results you can see on my blog.


What is your favorite book, author?

It’s almost impossible to limit it to just one. I can’t seem to get enough of the archetypal “strong female character”, whether they are cops or in a completely different context. I love the early books in James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club series--women working together and focusing on their jobs and friendship without getting all edgy over a guy--but I’ve enjoyed many over the years.


What made you start writing?  What made you write this story?

I think I’ve been making up stories before I could write. My parents used to read to me a lot when I was little, and I considered words to be magic. I couldn’t wait to be able read and write, and the first little story wasn’t far behind.

Autumn Leaves was inspired by the ongoing discussion on gay rights and marriage equality, everywhere in the world. Often it’s frustrating when you see who stays silent, or what kind of misinformation goes around. How do you bridge that gap? What if not everything in your life was as self-evident as it seems to be? Those are some questions addressed in the story.


What time period is this story? What genre?

Autumn Leaves, and the follow-up, Winter Storm, are contemporary. One specific event regarding the progress of LGBT rights is mentioned in the latter. While the series is set in a fictional town, you can pinpoint the time pretty well.

The genre--a reviewer called it “high drama romance” which I liked. I usually tag it “lesbian romance”. There are some suspense elements.

I recently learned that some customers of a German online store who bought Autumn Leaves also bought 50 Shades of Grey, which tells you something the complexity of readers. They are not bound to just one genre, or even characters of the same gender or orientation as they are.


Are you interested in other genres?

I like romance and mysteries/thrillers, so both is on the schedule for the future! As for reading, I can be tempted into dystopian and also historical--for research, I read pretty much anything.


Give me an Excerpt and brief Synopsis of this book.

Two women with a very different background, at different stages in their lives, fall in love, but the consequences aren’t all happy. One of them has a family and never imagined she would fall for another woman--they other one came to town to escape a relationship, not to start one. How many changes can individuals, a family, a town handle?



“We’re still friends, right?” Even as she’d said the words,

Rebecca knew there was something not quite right with them.

Callie leaned back against the kitchen counter. “Are we going

to talk about it?” She didn’t clarify what exactly she meant.

Rebecca didn’t need her to.

“I was going to say...This is working pretty well. Could I stay all

weekend and work here, I mean, if you’re not expecting anyone?”

“I don’t. I mean, yeah, of course you can stay.”

“I could cook.”

“Sure. Great.”

She couldn’t do this, couldn’t say how she didn’t want to talk

about “it,” how she instead wanted to do it again and thought

about it all day (with the small interruption of her husband telling

her the pregnancy test in Dina’s room was no big deal). When

Rebecca got up from her chair, Callie stayed in the same place, a

deer-in-the-headlights look on her face. She stopped right in front

of Callie, reaching out to brush a strand of red hair away from her

face. Callie looked up at her with an expression that was as much

trepidation as it was anticipation.

Rebecca leaned in and then simply embraced her, a questionable

compromise of guilty pleasure. Holding her close was hardly

innocent when she knew that Callie was willing to go so much


“I wasn’t kidding when I asked you to help me,” she whispered.

“I can’t go back. I can’t go forward. I don’t know what to

do anymore.”




Who is the Hero or Heroine?  Can we interview them?

Callie is an author who has written several children’s and adult books. She’s pretty much used to being interviewed. Rebecca never thought she’d talk about her life on the internet, but after what she did in church, it’s not such a big deal anymore…


Have them describe themselves to us.

Rebecca: Brunette, tall. Doing okay for someone close to forty…I think.

Callie: My ex (Asha, not the crazy one) calls me cute. I’m not sure if that’s a compliment for a grown woman, but so be it.


What motivates your hero?  What do they want?  Is the hero having a hard time?

Initially, both of them would have preferred to just stay in their comfort zone, live the peaceful life in a small town. Callie has a book to finish, Rebecca has a reputation to lose. Eventually, the costs of avoiding conflict are becoming too high, and they have to reevaluate their situation, and relationship.


Who would you get to star in a movie to be them?

The subject came up earlier in a twitter exchange, where I was asked if I didn’t want actresses with the same orientation as the characters. That question had me so baffled I wrote a blog post about it!

I think good actors can do anything, and I’d look for those whose work I’ve enjoyed in drama and romantic movies, and, of course, a certain type.

For Rebecca: Sandra Bullock, Marisa Tomei, Ashley Judd, Rachel Weisz and Angie Harmon.

Aubrey Dollar, Emma Stone, Julie Deslauriers, Catherine Proulx-Lemay and Amanda Seyfried would be great in the role of Callie.


What is next for you?

Finishing book 3, and then go back to the drawing board. Before I started submitting, I had several stories in different stages between “first draft done” and “ready for submission”, so there’s always one to work on.

In the summer, there’s a longer trip to Europe planned, to visit family in Germany and probably discover another country (pick one that neither my wife nor I have been to yet).


Do you have another book you are writing?

It’s book three of the Autumn Leaves series. It’s rather interesting to imagine life in spring while outside, the temperature is in the minus twenties (that’s in Celsius).


Tell us about it.

There’s a bit of a cliffhanger at the end of Winter Storm, so that storyline will be resolved. Callie has to answer a question that has haunted her for a long time before she even met Rebecca. Rebecca, on the other hand, is more secure in her newfound identity, but she has to learn that not everyone around her is.


What is the book you wish you had written?

Either Second Chance by James Patterson or The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Both have compelling female characters in very different settings. I love the idea in Patterson’s series that women get the job done, that they care about one another more than the next date or pair of shoes. Atwood’s dystopian vision is beyond frightening, especially since some of it is close to reality.


What is the best part of the writing process?  What is the worst?

The best: Jumping headfirst into a story, with all possibilities and the characters and their drama fresh in your mind, and on the screen. The feeling when you can’t wait to get to the computer, because you want to know what happens next.

The worst: When you have no idea what happens next, and the characters are sulking and won’t tell you!


Where can we buy your book?

The e-book can be purchased directly from Eternal Press (Winter Storm will be available from February 1st), for the paperback (or wherever you are, .de,, …), B & N, etc.


Where can we find you?

I’m on twitter ( and Facebook ( Come and say Hi when you’re there!


Do you have a blog?  Do you have a page?

I’m blogging at Word Affair ( January is packed with fab guests, and in February, there’ll be a giveaway with the launch of the new book, so don’t hesitate to stop by.


Did you do a video trailer for your book?  Do you plan to do one?

You can find the trailer for Autumn Leaves on my Amazon Author Page (, one for Winter Storm is in the works.


Is there anything else you would like to add?

Thank you for having me on your blog today--and thanks to the readers who have picked up a copy of Autumn Leaves to walk in the world of Callie and Rebecca. There’s more to come.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

's review of Angel in My Heart, Devil in My Soul by Linda Hays-Gibbs 
Jan 02, 13

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John Monroe had been tortured and brought up without love, or affection, by the Devil himself after he was kidnapped as a child. He had been stripped of his humanity and taught evil as a way of life to obey orders from the Devil to execute thoughtless and unspeakable acts of assassination all his miserable life. John was sent on another mission with no thoughts other than to kill his next victim. But then John saw Rachael and was completely infatuated with her beauty. He was stunned and overcome by his reaction to her. Should he kill as instructed, but why was he hesitating?

*** Rachael has a golden soul, half human, half angel who has been sheltered her entire life. When her at last her dear grandmother died and her uncle (she sensed was evil) would have been her guardian she set out on her own. However, a bad fall and bump on her head caused amnesiac symptoms so that when John caught up with her, she couldn’t sense his evil, but only knew that with him she felt safe (sometimes). In using this scenario, it gave Ms. Gibbs the opportunity to allow feelings to develop between Rachael and John based on trust and need.

In ANGEL IN MY HEART, DEVIL IN MY SOUL author Linda Hays-Gibbs brings the reader another exquisite fantasy and inspirational tale of Good vs. Evil. The reader will experience all the emotions of a sensual tale with the awakening of true love for a man who had lost his soul and learned that by the grace of God, he could be saved.

Bottom line: ANGEL IN MY HEART, DEVIL IN MY SOUL gives a very powerful message without being preachy and it combined a beautiful story that was emotionally felt, making this a highly recommended read!

Marilyn Rondeau, for

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