Monday, July 6, 2015
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Last year I started playing audio books out loud in the office. I made sure nobody objected to it, and I got one co worker hooked on a series that they have now listened further in it than I have.
The privilege of listening out loud was taken from us, but they got their own audiobooks site and brought in some headphones and completed the series. That has made my year.
I guess the point of this post is that this blog is for me. The posts in it should make me happy, and if I get one person to read (or listen to) something that they wouldn't have before, it will all be worth it.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Thirty one year old Law student Sofia Koury that she found a refuge from memories of her mother's suicide and life with her controlling father. But when her mentor Alexander Quintis proposes her for an internship on his colleague's yacht, events move into dangerous waters.
At first excited by the prospect of fieldwork, the attacks on board make Sofia realize that someone she trusts is not as they seem. Caught in the whirlpool of antique cars, surveillance, and defense training, Sofia struggles to uncover the deception ahead.
She must now rely on intuition and lessons from her painful past to complete her assignment and stay alive. Sofia faces the challenge of her life navigating a budding relationship, self-discovery, and an uncertain future all under the sultry Cuban Sun.
This was a pretty good story. There were a few parts that were predictable, but all and all a decent read.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Life on Earth is much improved since the pagan gods' return. As conflict eases around the world, attention -- and money -- has turned to more humanitarian goals: improving the lives of the First Nations peoples and others who were repressed for thousands of years.
But the former ruling class – the military, religious, and corporate leaders who profited under the old system -- are about to stage a last-ditch effort to bring their good times back.
The gods refuse to start a new war against those men, because that would make them no better than Their opponents. Instead, They have drafted three humans to help Them. Together, Tess, Sue and Darrell must find a way past their own flaws to ensure the gods' peace will not be destroyed.
Genre - Urban Fantasy Pages - approx 275 (68K words) Published November 20th - Amazon
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About the Author: Lynne Cantwell
Lynne Cantwell has been writing fiction since the second grade, when the kid who sat in front of her showed her a book he had written, and she thought, "I could do that." The result was Susie and the Talking Doll, a picture book, illustrated by the author, about a girl who owned a doll that not only could talk, but could carry on conversations. The book had dialogue but no paragraph breaks. Today, after a twenty-year career in broadcast journalism and a master's degree in fiction writing from Johns Hopkins University (or perhaps despite the master's degree), Lynne is still writing fantasy. In addition, she is a contributing author at Indies Unlimited.
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Saturday, October 12, 2013
The gates to hell are thrown wide when Alloran is betrayed by his best friend, Ladanyon, and framed for forbidden magic. He is hunted by the guards and the wizards both, tormented by the gruesome murder of his friends and loved ones, and crippled by fear for the living.
Now Alloran must face his demons, or damn the woman he loves.
Also featuring bonus short story 'A Magical Melody'
Genre – High Fantasy (17+)Length – 110 pagesPublished – September 24th
October 12th Indie-Vengeance Day Special!
“Ballintyne gives wonderful descriptions and I found myself becoming lost in the magic of her words in a picturesque world with every turned page” Bella Doerres“The power-packed action will leave you breathless and the eerie suspense will make you chomp on your own nails, beware!” Satarupa“With imagination and detail that paints a full scene for the mind’s eye, Ciara takes us on a short but exciting journey into a world of magic, love and demons from hell.“ Miranda Wood of DustyKatt’s Stuff Reviews“I actually enjoyed a good fantasy novel that didn’t take days and days to read, but still offered the opportunity to get caught up in its world and story.” - Tracy Riva Global eBook Awards Judge
In honour of Indie-Vengeance Day Ciara Ballintyne is offering up “Confronting a Demon” for the sale price of 99¢JOIN THE FACEBOOK PARTY for more GIVEAWAYS TODAY
On October 12th after more than a year of planning, more than a dozen bestselling indie authors from around the globe (seriously!) will gather in Dallas, Texas for an once-in-a-lifetime signing and meet-the-author event; Indie-Vengeance Day.
Come join authors from the U.S, Canada and Australia and meet some of the most notable and recognized writers in the indie author movement.
Ciara Ballintyne was born in 1981 in Sydney, Australia, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, one masochistic cat, and one cat with a god complex.
She holds degrees in law and accounting, and has been a practising financial services lawyer since 2004. She is both an idealist and a cynic.
She started reading epic fantasy at the age of nine, when she kidnapped Castle of Wizardry by David Eddings from her father. Another two years passed before she began her first attempts at the craft of writing. Confronting the Demon is her debut book.She enjoys horse-riding, and speculation about taking over the world. If she could choose to be anything it would be a dragon, but instead she shares more in common with Dr. Gregory House of House. M.D.
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The book tour for “CONFRONTING THE DEMON” By: Ciara Ballintyne is now accepting tour hosts.
The Book tour will take place on Monday through Friday. 12/2/2013 - 12/13/2013.
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