#Spotlight “Untangled (Once Upon A Villain Book 9)” by L. Loren

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Bullied in her youth for being ugly, Gugu Brown is obsessed with beauty. Now, the queen of the cosmetics industry, she is a notorious boss that no one wants to cross. Gugu is living her best life, but she has a secret that could topple her empire.

Sin Maddox is enamored with Gugu and is determined to make her his. There’s just one problem. Sin is deceased and resides in hell. Their love is forbidden, but he refuses to abide by the rules.

Gugu is given a second chance to do things the right way and claim the love of her life. Will she be able to change her villainous ways and claim the Happily Ever After she craves? Find out in Untangled and discover that pretty hurts, but love heals.


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Each book in the Once Upon A Villain series is a standalone. This series does not have to be read in order.

Gaston by Siren Allen (Book 1) (Kindle Unlimited)
Devious Love by Diana Flame (Book 2)
Wolf’s Bane by Donna R. Mercer (Book 3) (Kindle Unlimited)
Ursa Major by T.B. Bond (Book 4) (Kindle Unlimited)
Scar’s Redemption by Kiru Taye (Book 5) (PreOrder)
All That Glitters by Dawn Ibanez (Book 6) (Kindle Unlimited)
Pied by Brooklyn Knight (Book 7) (Kindle Unlimited)
Heart of the Hun by Love Journey (Book 8) (Kindle Unlimited)
•Untangled by L. Loren (Book 9)
Bellissima Donna Crudele by V. Vee (Book 10)


About the Author

L. Loren is a former call center supervisor currently based in Birmingham, AL with her loving and supportive husband. Her desire to write lay dormant for years until she found the courage to look within and her passion could no longer be ignored.

She created her own brand of Romance that she dubbed LoveRotica – Love stories with an edge of sexy. Her current works include The WanderLynn Experience Series: Book 1, The Layover, Book 2,  Island Adventures, and Book 3 – Destination Home. Book 1 in the Triple threat Series, Egyptian Nights and Hall Pass. Her work was also featured in Volume 4 of SOUL Magazine.

#ReleaseBlitz “Cherry Beats” by Vicki James

Cherry Beats A rockstar romance 

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Bon Jovi.Bryan Adams.
Presley West.
My favourite men of music.
Only one of them within reach.
The night before Presley West was due to leave our small town of Hollings Hill, all of my high school fantasies came to life. He finally wanted me. Eight years I’d spent pining, and now I, bar-tending Tessa Lisbon, was going to make damn sure I made that night count before the music industry stole him. 
Never screw your idols. That’s what they say, right? Well, I did, and I did it well. So well, I somehow managed to screw my own heart in the process. 
He gave me one night to convince him to stay. In the end, I begged him to go. 
But that’s the thing about rock stars: they do what they want, when they want, and forever didn’t end up being as long as I expected.
Presley was back, and with his face, voice, and music now everywhere I turned, I officially had nowhere left to run.

Meet Vicki JamesVicki James is a pseudonym for Victoria L. James, taking her stories from heavy angst to heavy romance and bad boys you can’t help but fall in love with. She is, however, one and the same person so feel free to follow her on any of her platforms, be it Vicki James or Victoria L. James. Most importantly, enjoy the stories she tells, no matter what name she releases under.Stalk VickiFacebook: www.facebook.com/vickijamesauthorInsta: @Victoria_LJamesWebsite: www.victorialjames.com/Vicki-James

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#BookTour “Silent Voices” by Fran Lewis

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on Tour September 1-30, 2019



Driving down a rocky road I saw the overgrown grass, weeds, and poison ivy overtaking the outer perimeter of the bushes. The smell of mildew permeated the air, along with the stench of animals killed by cars coming up from the ground along this dirt road. I could see the sadness on the faces in the cars behind me; I could feel the pain and sorrow. As I looked inside the cars and saw the faces of the drivers, I began to wonder what they were thinking, their thoughts and feelings as they traveled down life’s highway, maybe for the very last time.

What stories lay behind the faces behind the wheel of each oncoming car?

What stories were hidden?

Whose voices are now silenced?



“Unique, haunting, terrifying, incredibly moving: Fran Lewis’ SILENT VOICES is all that and more as people tell spell-binding stories of their lives – and their deaths – from beyond the grave. You won’t forget this one!” – R.G. Belsky, award-winning author of the Clare Carlson mystery series.


“Silent Voices is a shrewd, sensitive and scintillating collection of short stories that make us feel and think. Noted talk show host Fran Lewis proves herself to be as skilled a storyteller as she is a listener, adept at both tugging on our heart strings and exposing the raw emotion between the lines. Her tales reach beyond the grave in fashioning rich tapestries drawn on a sprawling landscape at once both rich in color and gray-toned. A can’t miss effort certain to live with you far beyond the turn of the final page.” -Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author


“Once again, Fran Lewis knocks it out of the park with the latest in the Silent Voices series. At once chilling, but also inspirational, these stories do not fail to entertain. They will also raise the goosebumps on your skin. Prepare to be thrilled.” Vincent Zandri, New Your Times bestselling Thriller Award winning author of The Remains and The Caretaker’s Wife

Book Details:

Genre: Horror, Suspense

Published by: Southern Owl Publications, LLC

Publication Date: June 10th 2019

Number of Pages: 51


Series: Silent Voices

Purchase Links: Amazon | Goodreads


Author Bio:

Fran Lewis Fran Lewis taught for 36 years as a staff developer in reading and writing and a dean. She is the author of the Bertha and Tillie series and the author of the Faces behind the stones series as well as her books for caregivers on Alzheimer’s and mj magazine and mj network.

Catch Up With Fran Lewis On: tillie49.wordpress.com, Goodreads, BookBub, Twitter, & Facebook


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#AuthorSpotlight Amanda Paull, author of “Pedalo Pandemonium”

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I’m happy to welcome author Amanda Paull back to the blog. Her books have appeared here in the past but this is the first time I get to interview her!


Hello and Welcome, Amanda! Thank you for spending a little time with us here on the blog Amanda Paulltoday!

Hi Nesie, thank you for inviting me to chat.

Where are you chatting from?

I’m in Washington, in the North East of England.

Are you self-published, traditional, or hybrid?

I am self-published.

Are you a full-time writer or do you also work a “day job?”

I would love to be a full-time writer, but I do have a day job. I originally started writing as a hobby. But the more I learn about writing and self-publishing, the more I would like to become full-time.

How long did it take you to write your first book?

LOL! I think I started it in 2015, and although it has been published for a while, I am currently re-editing it. The story itself hasn’t changed, but as I learn more, I keep going back to change little things.

Pantser or Plotter?

Plotter. Probably too much so.

What inspires your writing? Do you have a Muse?

I would like to open up to having a Muse, but struggle with this. It goes back to Grammar school, where everything had to be ‘correct’, so I find it difficult to get out of my own way sometimes.

What’s your favorite genre to write or do you only write in one genre?

I have written one Women’s Fiction novel and I am currently writing my 2nd one. I love writing the Scott Family Short Stories. They are so funny to me because I get the ideas for them from my family. But, they are really silly. I am always astonished when someone else finds them funny. Strangely, I don’t really like farcical situations – I get stressed – probably because there’s always so much chaos going on in my own family.

What’s your favorite genre to read?

I love reading Women’s Fiction, especially Marian Keyes novels.

What are you reading now?

I am reading a Barry Hutchinson, Space Team novel. It is called the Wrath of Vajazzle. Sci-Fi is not my favourite genre, but I find Barry’s writing really funny.

Where do you get the most writing done?

Sitting on the sofa in front of the TV. I’m from a noisy family and don’t like silence.

Wow, really? I’m from a big, noisy family—including five sisters–and I love the silence.

 Do you have pets who “help” or inspire you?

No pets. I can sense if there is an insect in the room though and this freaks me out. I sense it and then 5 minutes later, I will see it creeping out from a hiding place.

Are you totally addicted to social media or could you live without it?

I could live without it. Though I must day that, back in the day Friends Reunited led to a rekindled friendship that led to romance, and the idea for my first novel.

What’s the inspiration behind your latest release? Who’s your favorite character?

My husband and I went on holiday to a beautiful family-run hotel in Mallorca last year. It was on the coast on the mountainous side of the island. My husband took his cycle because apparently, it is great for cycling. However, it caused us no end of trouble. The scene about the taxi transfer in Pedalo Pandemonium is based on a real experience.

My favourite character is Maureen Scott. She was originally inspired by my mother. Although Maureen is a fictional character, when my mother reads my stories, she says things like, ‘I didn’t do that… Say I did such and such…’ ‘Why don’t you make yourself do something stupid?’ I have to remind her they are not really about ‘us’.

What’s your next project or release?

I would like to write a novella about the Scott Family, to sort of complete Ben and Laura’s story. I will need to spend more time with my family though as I need new material. So far, Maureen and Bob have a CCTV obsession, with THREE separate CCTVs, all sending constant alerts to their mobile phones, day and night, whenever a plant so much as sways in the breeze…

I am also writing my 2nd novel, Painting Bananas, which is another Women’s Fiction novel.

Do you have any advice for new authors?

Lots of people tell me that they would like to write a book but couldn’t. Give it a go, you don’t know until you try. And listen to podcasts. The writing community is very supportive. I have learned so much from podcasts, such as those by Mark Dawson and Joanna Penn.

Thank you, Amanda!

Thank you, too.

Continue scrolling to learn about Amanda’s latest release, Pedalo Pandemonium, and check out her bio.


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Pedalo Pandemonium (Scott Family Short Story, Book 4)

Laura and Ben are still together, against all the odds. Laura’s Family, the Scotts, are adorable – but they wreak havoc wherever they go. The couple have survived first date silicon dog poo, Christmas mayhem and even dodgy marshmallows.

Their future together may have looked doomed on more than one occasion, but here they are at the airport – eating bacon sandwiches and watching planes take off, as they wait to board their flight to Mallorca.

A whole week in an idyllic Spanish fishing village. Just the two of them. Away from their families and the usual chaos. Wonderful.

What could possibly go wrong…?

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Amanda PaullAuthor Bio

My name is Amanda Paull. Well, that’s my pen name, not my real one, which helps to keep my writing separate from my day job.

​I grew up in the North East of England and couldn’t wait to move away. However, after studying and then living both in England and abroad, I returned to the North East and wouldn’t dream of living anywhere else now.

​Going to Grammar school in the days when teachers wore black caps and gowns, and walloped at will, wasn’t much fun for a shy, quiet child like myself. So, I just kept my head down, did my homework and tried to stay invisible.

​I used to love daydreaming and making up stories in my head, but I never thought about writing them down. In those days, writing wasn’t an enjoyable pursuit, it was more of a time to toe the line and avoid being hit by a flying blackboard rubber. I was the type of pupil who would have been mortified to have ‘made’ a teacher launch one at me, so I would have shown respect by not ducking.

​A short career in teaching was a revelation, to put it mildly. After going back to University, I settled into my current post in the public sector, where I am very happy.

​It was Jim, a work colleague, who suggested around 12 years ago that I write a book. Apparently, my contribution to coffee break conversations always seemed to be either tragic or hilarious. But to me it was just normal stuff. No-one would want to read about that.

​Then, a couple of years later, while sunbathing in Mallorca with my boyfriend, who is now my husband, and a glass of Cava, the idea of writing a humorous fiction novel came to me. I didn’t need to make it all up though as I had a plentiful supply of funny real life snippets.

​To get started, I studied creative writing through the Open University, which fitted nicely around my job and, to my delight, was absolutely nothing like school. The Scott Family Short Stories started out as an assignment for this course. A Christmas Day Kerfuffle was the result of the fictional account of the first Christmas brunch my husband spent with my family. Of all the short stories, this one has more true snippets in it than the others. The taxi driver and bike box scene in Pedalo Pandemonium was pretty true to life, too. The driver looked different, but the airport to hotel transfer only required slight embellishment.

​​I also write Women’s Fiction. Pictures in the Sky was my debut novel, and I am currently writing my second, Painting Bananas.

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