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Seven Things to Know About The Raie’Chaelia Series

The Return
[caption id="attachment_2578" align="alignright" width="200"] The Return (book three) in The Legend of the Raie'Chaelia[/caption] Yesterday, Paperback Writer featured author Melissa Douhit with The Return, the third book in the Legend of the Raie’Chaelia Series. Today, she joins us to talk about Seven Things about the Raie’Chaelia series or book. 1)   One aspect of the books that many don’t know when starting the trilogy is that it is not an epic fantasy.  It is a futuristic fantasy.  It is set in this world, eons into the future after an ice age hits the Earth and forces mankind to live underground.  The setting for this story is after the world has regained its normal global temperature, hospitable to life, and the underground survivors have settled once again onto its surface. 2)   The idea for the background setting came from my studies of the Little Ice Age, where the Earth’s global temperature dropped

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Legend of the Raie’ Chaelia, Book Three

The Return
[caption id="attachment_2578" align="alignright" width="200"] Melissa Douthit[/caption] Series: Legend of the Raie'Chaelia, Book Three Category: YA Fantasy, Futuristic Fantasy, Fantasy Available in: ebook, 300 Pages   After the fall from the Maaldan cliff, Chalice is reunited with her friends on a journey that takes them to the coastline of Ielieria.  Little do Vlaad and his Fierain know what is in store for them as, bit by bit, their plans are thwarted by this blond-haired, blue-eyed beauty. The small band of rebels then travels across the Realm, preparing it for war, while Chalice herself is brewing plans of her own that may just land her in the hot seat.  What will happen when she returns her father to the throne?  What will happen when he finds out what she has done?  And ... what will happen once Dar'Maalda learns of the rebels' location? In the third and final novel of the trilogy,

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The Nicci Beauvoir Series – Recovery – author interview – Alexandrea Weiss

[caption id="attachment_1688" align="alignright" width="328" caption="Recovery Virtual Book Tour"][/caption] Alexandrea Weis began writing at the age of eight. In college she studied nursing and went on to teach at a local university. After several years in the medical field, she decided to pick up the pen again and began her first novel To My Senses. Since that time she has writen several novels and sold two screenplays (White River and Blood Will Tell). Blood Will Tell is currently in pre-production with Buyer Group International. Her work has been critically acclaimed and is continually growing in popularity. Her most recent book is Recovery, the second novel in the Nicci Beauvoir series which takes readers on a Big Easy thrill ride when a lover’s murder is solved and a spy with a bulletproof bravado quickens Nicci’s broken heart. Alexandrea is also a permitted wildlife rehabber and works rescuing orphaned and injured animals. She recently has been working to aid oil soaked birds in

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West Oversea: A Norse Saga of Mystery, Adventur and Faith – by author Lars Walker

[caption id="attachment_1286" align="alignleft" width="202" caption="click on the book cover to purchase"][/caption] Join Lars Walker, author of the Christian Norse adventure novel, West Oversea: A Norse Saga of Mystery, Adventure and Faith (Nordskog Publishing, Inc.), as he virtually tours the blogosphere in October on his first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book. About Lars Walker Lars (pronounced Larce) Walker is a native of Kenyon, Minnesota, and lives in Minneapolis. He has worked as a crabmeat packer in Alaska, a radio announcer, a church secretary and an administrative assistant, and is presently librarian and bookstore manager for the schools of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations in Plymouth, Minnesota. He is the author of four previously published novels, and is the editor of the journal of the Georg Sverdrup Society. Walker says, “I never believed that God gave me whatever gifts I have in order to entertain fellow Christians. I

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Thursday Thirteen – Thirteen Things You Didn’t Know, or Want to Know About 80’s Rock Stars

Rock Stars is a look back and forward with the glam metal singers from the eighties. Accompanied by illustrations of each singer, Rock Stars takes a tongue and cheek look at both the careers and music created during this time. Twenty-eight mini-profiles detailing strengths, weaknesses, and X factors ranging from Kip Winger's hair, David Lee Roth's use of the microphone, to Bret Michaels reality series comeback. Think Behind The Music on cocaine. Thursday 13: Thirteen things you didn’t know, or want to know, about eighties Rock Stars by David S. Grant 1. Despite his karate kicks and microphone stand moves, David Coverdale (Whitesnake) is NOT a ninja. 2. On the subject of Whitesnake, Tawny Kitaen’s 80’s hair band debut was not simulating sex on David Coverdale’s car, but rather the girl crawling out of the cellar on the cover of Ratt’s Out of The Cellar album. 3. Van Halen’s video

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Recovering Me, Discovering Joy – Author Interview – Vivian Eisenecher

Paperback Writer welcomes Vivian Eisenecher, author of the how to book, Recovering Me, Discovering Joy: Uplifting Wisdom for Everyday Greatness (KTW Publishing, Nov. '08), as she virtually tours the blogosphere in January on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion Leave a Comment win a Prize: As a special promotion for all our authors, Pump Up Your Book Promotion is giving away a FREE virtual book tour to a published author or a $50 Amazon gift certificate to those not published who comments on our authors' blog stops. More prizes will be announced as they become available. Book Excerpt: Recovering Me, Discovering Joy is for anyone who has ever had to forge ahead after a negative life event. If you have ever had to bounce back from a failed relationship, convalesce from an illness, recoup any kind of loss, or just recover from a bad day,

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Cold Rock River – Author Interview – J.L. Miles

Paperback Writer is joined today by author J.L. Miles, author of the southern fiction novel, Cold Rock River (Cumberland House Publishing). She is on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion!   ABOUT THE BOOK: In 1963 rural Georgia, with the Vietnam War cranking up, pregnant, seventeen-year-old Adie Jenkins discovers the diary of pregnant, seventeen-year-old Tempe Jordan, a slave girl, circa 1963, with the Civil War well under way.     WIN A GIFT CERTIFICATE: As a special promotion for all our authors, Pump Up Your Book Promotion is giving away a FREE virtual book tour to a published author or a $50 Amazon gift certificate to those not published who comments on our authors' blog stops. More prizes will be announced as they become available. The winner(s) will be announced on our main blog at www.pumpupyourbookpromotion.wordpress.com on October 30 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: J.L. (Jackie Lee)

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Grit for the Oyster: 250 Pearls of Wisdom for Aspiring Writers

Join Joanna Bloss, Debora Coty, Faith Tibbetts and Suzanne Woods Fisher, authors of the anthology for aspiring writers, Grit for the Oyster: 250 Pearls of Wisdom for Aspiring Writers (Vintage Spirit, Aug. '08), as they virtually tour the blogosphere in November on their first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion! ABOUT THE BOOK: A powerful motivator for aspiring writers, Grit for the Oyster offers wit, wisdom, and inspiration to take that first step and persevere through the writing journey. More than a how-to, this confidence-building book is designed to draw readers to a closer relationship with God, to affirm their calling to write, and to offer pithy practical guidance from successful writers like Terri Blackstock, Martha Bolton, James Scott Bell, Liz Curtis Higgs, Dr. Gary Chapman, and Kavid Kopp. ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Joanna Bloss is the author of God's Gifts for the Grad (Barbour, 2009) and has

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The Forbidden Daughter – Author Interview – Shobhan Bantwal

     Paperback Writer would like to introduce our author for today, Shobhan Bantwal, author of the women's fiction, The Forbidden Daughter (Kensington, Aug. '08). Paperback Writer caught up with Shobhan during her second virtual book tour for her second book. Her first book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion was for the novel The Dowry Bride. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Shobhan Bantwal is the author of THE DOWRY BRIDE and a freelance writer who writes for a number of publications including The Writer, India Abroad, Little India, DesiJournal.com, India Currents and New Woman India. THE FORBIDDEN DAUGHTER is her second book. One of her short stories will be featured in a charity anthology titled DREAMS & DESIRES 3, the proceeds from which will be donated to a battered women’s shelter by the publisher. You can visit her website at www.shobhanbantwal.com. ABOUT THE BOOK: When a young widow refuses to

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One Small Victory – Author Interview – Maryann Miller

      Paperback Writer is pleased to announce our author for today, Maryann Miller. Maryann is author of the Romantic Suspense Novel, One Small Victory (Five Star, June ’08). A diverse writer of columns, feature stores, short fiction, novels, screenplays and stage plays, Maryann Miller has won numerous awards including being a semi-finalist at the Sundance Institute for her screenplay, "A Question of Honor". More recently she placed in the top 15 percent of entries in the Chesterfield Screenwriting Fellowship with the adaptation of her mystery, "Open Season" About the Book: Life can change in just an instant. That's the harsh reality that Jenny Jasik faces when her son, Michael, is killed in an automobile accident. She is a single mother with two other children, Scott and Alicia. Ralph, her ex-husband, left her six years ago for a younger woman. He moved to California and has all but abandoned

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