Monthly Archives: May 2016

Character Interview with Lando Soldati from Love on the Rocks

Love on the Rocks is a short story included in a romance anthology entitled Stories of Sun, Sand and Sea:  11 Beaches – Anything Can Happen The anthology is set for release on June 28, 2016 and is up for pre-order now!  Just $.99 for these 11 beach tales!   Click here to pre-order!

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Meet Lando Soldati

Q. What’s your super power?

A: Oh, man. My favorite character to cosplay is Daredevil. I dig the red hair.  He’s got crazy ninja skills and the power to satisfy the ladies. But since I have none of those skills in real life, I’ll claim my ability to solve complex computer programming issues. And because I get bored with the day-to-day stuff, I do some white hat hacking on the side for fun.

Q. On what occasion, do you lie?

A: When I’m dealing with a difficult client and they’re trying to tell me how to do my job. I’ve learned to nod my head and make non-committal sounds so they know I’m listening, but not actually agree with them. They think I’m going to do things their way (which won’t work) so they leave happy. Maybe it’s not actually lying, but it feels like it.

Q. When and where were you the happiest?

Sixth grade. The first time I built a computer from scratch. My parents got me the case and motherboard for my birthday, and the rest of the parts were scavenged from various broken computers of family and friends. It took me a few days to assemble it, as I figured out how to fit everything together, but when I pushed the power button it actually turned on! It wasn’t the most powerful computer in the world, but it worked! Every time I build a new computer, I still remember the thrill of seeing the green light flickering that first time.

Q. What is your biggest regret?

That I didn’t do a dual major with Robotics as my second area of study. I don’t know that I want to work in the Robotics field, but I find the subject fascinating, especially when you realize how much of our lives are already spent interacting with computers. When I get around to going for my Masters, I might consider studying Robotics instead of Comp Sci.

Q. What is your motto?

Geeks Rule! But I live by these words. “There are 10 kinds of people in this world: those who understand binary and those who don’t.” It reminds me to have patience when I’m dealing with those who don’t.

Q. Clothes in the hamper or on the floor?

On the floor. That’s one of the joys of living the single life. I can toss my clothes on the floor until I’m ready to wash them. Which I do once a week. Mostly. As long as my mother doesn’t come to visit, it’s all good.

Q. Where do you see yourself in five years?

I really like where I am now. I’ve got a good job and a good boss and live in a state that’s never boring. There’s amusement parks and nightclubs and plenty of beaches and good looking girls in bikinis. I might even get serious about one of them some day, but I’m not ready to settle down with anyone yet.

Author Bio: Born and raised among the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania, P.J. MacLayne still finds inspiration for her books in that landscapes. She is a computer geek by day and a writer by night who currently lives in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. When she’s not in front of a computer screen, she might be found exploring the back roads of the nearby national forests and parks. In addition to the Free Wolves’ stories, she is also the author of the Oak Grove series.

Love on the Rocks is her contribution to the anthology “Stories of Sun, Sand and Sea.” Lando also appears in the Oak Grove series.

You can reach her at

Facebook https://facebook.com/pjmaclayne

Twitter https://twitter.com/pjmaclayne

Google + https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PJMacLayne/posts

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/P.J.-MacLayne/e/B00HVE8WZI

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Character Interview with Beck Holland the Leading Man in After the Storm

After the Storm is a short story included in a romance anthology entitled Stories of Sun, Sand and Sea:  11 Beaches – Anything Can Happen.  The anthology is set for release on June 28, 2016 and is up for pre-order now!  Just $.99 for these 11 beach tales!   Click here to pre-order!

Follow the post to the bottom to learn more about the rafflecopter celebration for the upcoming release of Stories of Sun, Sand and Sea!

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Lets meet Beck Holland from AFTER THE STORM!

Beck Holland is the leading man in After the Storm, which will release as part of our anthology, Stories of Sun, Sand, and Sea. He comes from a well-known family and resides in Ember Cove, Alaska, where he’s lived his entire life. When he’s not playing handyman, you can find him playing guitar and singing in the local bar.

Q: “Pull up a chair and let’s break the ice shall we? If you were stuck in the middle of a zombie apocalypse and you had three people to help you fight of the zombie horde, who would they be?

A: “Do they have to be real or fictional? Don’t believe in zombies, but should all my intuition on such things be wrong…I’m going to mix it up with some real and some fictional people. First I would choose Charlene McCann, because she’s pretty fierce when she wants to be and I hear she’s a wicked shot. That guy from the Walking Dead that all the chicks go nuts for…what’s his name? Right, Daryl Dixon. Last I would have to choose Travis because although he’s a pain in the ass, he’s good in a fight.”

Q: “So Beck, are you a clothes in the hamper or on the floor?”

A: “Typically the clothes go in the hamper, but it would depend on my day went and how anxious I was to get out of my clothes. My mother was firm on certain things when I was growing up, and now that I live on my own, they’ve kind of stuck.” 

Q: “What is your biggest fear? What frightens you the most?”

A: “Never being able to outrun the legacy of womanizing that the Holland men are known for. I would love to be able to prove my dad wrong and make a relationship stick for the long haul.”

Q: “What’s your favorite guilty pleasure?”

A: “Watching a movie, in bed, with my girl cuddled up next to me. There is nothing like it.” Beck leaned back in the chair. “Wow. Never thought I’d hear something like that come out of my mouth.”

Q: “What’s your favorite comfort food?”

A: “Homemade Barbeque Chicken Pizza. Has to be on a thin crust though. Most people in my family think it’s disgusting, but once I was introduced to it, I was hooked.”

Q: “Have you ever Googled yourself?”

A: “No. Don’t want to know what exists out there on the World Wide Web about yours truly. I’m sure there are plenty of things that depict a side of me, I’d rather forget.”

Q: “If I give you a time machine, what time period and in what place would you travel to?”

A: “I wouldn’t go back too far. I wish I was living in the fifties. Classic cars, chicks in poodle skirts or pedal pushers, leather jackets, and old fashioned rumbles.”

About Kinsey Corwin

Kinsey Corwin is a contemporary romance author who lives in Las Vegas with her two boys. She dreams of moving back to Texas, where she and her kids could enjoy the waters in the Gulf of Mexico. You will find that Kinsey is really drawn to small town stories, beaches, and cowboys…she blames this on her love of Texas and the character one can find in the small town settings.

Keeping Up With Kinsey

kinseycorwin@gmail.com

Kinsey’s Website & Blog

Kinsey on Facebook

Kinsey on Twitter

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11 Beaches – Anything Can Happen

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We’re so excited about this limited edition box set that it’s only .99 cents! We want as many people as possible to enjoy these stories, and we’re offering some great prizes as we hit our preorder goals.

No purchase necessary in order to enter to win. On June 28th, when Stories of Sun, Sand and Sea, 11 Beaches – Anything Can Happen releases (shortened to #11Beaches), we’ll see how many preorders we’ve received and give out the prizes accordingly.

Here’s what you can win!

One winner will win the box set (you can gift this if you’ve preordered it already!)

If we hit 1,500 preorders: One lucky winner will win $25.00 in Paypal money.

If we hit 2,500 preorders: One lucky winner will win a $50 Paypal money plus 10 signed paperbacks from the authors participating in #11Beaches.

If we hit 3,000 preorders: One lucky winner will win $100 plus 10 signed paperbacks from the authors participating in #11Beaches.If you would like to help us reach our preorder goals, you can grab your copy for only .99 cents on:

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/11Beaches-Amz

B&N: http://smarturl.it/11Beaches-BN

Kobo: http://smarturl.it/11Beaches-Kobo

Disclaimer: *Emails may be distributed to the nine participating authors for them to add to their mailing lists.*

I have joined together will ten fabulous authors to bring you Stories of Sun, Sand and Sea – 11 Beaches, Anything Can Happen.

These are short stories by best-selling and award winning authors pulled together for your beach reading enjoyment.  The collection includes a bit of suspense, mystery and yes, romance.  Available at all major retailers, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.

Blurb: 

A summer breeze, sandy shore, and sparkling waters. Is it the perfect setting for love or something more dangerous? First loves, second chances, mystery, and intrigue, even murder. Drift away with this collection of stories about Sun, Sand and Sea to 11 beaches…where anything can happen.

The individual stories and their authors are:

Whispers in the Wind by Angel Sefer

Blackmailed by a ruthless mastermind, Emily Stone finds herself on the Greek island of Alonnisos, impersonating the golden heiress of a luxury beach resort. Seductive Captain Andreas Aliveris is torn between his irresistible attraction to the stunning imposter and his need to protect a loved one. Can passion overcome suspicions and regrets in this game of danger, betrayal, and greed?

Amanda’s Revenge by Julie Sarff

One Hollywood heartthrob, one happily married woman and one very vindictive ex. Amanda is back looking like Winged Victory in a business suit, and Lily Bilbury is the only one who can stop her from ruining her husband’s career. Join Lily as she travels to sunny Miami and loses a very important missive that could get her husband fired. But that’s okay, because she has a plan to get the letter back.

Beach Baby Blues by Stephany Tullis

When bride to be, Honor Elin Mattison, threatens to boycott her Caribbean cruise bachelorette party, matron of honor and older sister Shelby dismisses her sister’s idle threat reminding her that the cruise is her last chance to let loose and live it up.

Celebrating her last few days as a single woman with a bikini clad bridal party that could make a professional model feel like an ugly duckling depresses Honor even more than the family made decision to include her father’s love child, (her 18 year out of control step sister) in all the wedding festivities.

A mystical ambiance permeates the LaMagnifique cruise ship that not only transforms the bridal party but infiltrates old, newly formed and promised relationships.

In the midst of the sublime, an unexpected malady called blues on the beach, infiltrates the ship.

Will older sister Shelby’s promise that what happens on the ship stays on the ship hold true?

Or are some secrets too dangerous to keep?

Beach Blanket Murders by Judith Lucci

Kat had been counting the days until her beach reunion in the Outer Banks of North Carolina with her college friends from New Orleans. It would be the first time she’d seen major heart-throb Liam Cross since Christmas. She dreamed of a diamond engagement ring as she tucked her new bikini into her suitcase. Little did she know that in a few hours her life would change forever. Fire and Ice, Love and Murder. The Ocean can be Deadly.

Love Notes in the Key of Sea by Anna Celeste Burke

Georgie Shaw and Detective Jack Wheeler have a second chance at love—despite the fact they met during a murder investigation. Decades earlier, Georgie lost the love of her life in an attack on the beach that left one man dead and two others missing including her fiancé, Danny Farrell. When Georgie returns to Corsario Cove, more than memories haunt her as a song Danny wrote just for her echoes in the air: Love Notes in the Key of Sea. Who else, other than she and Danny could know that song? A new mystery brought Georgie and Jack together, will an old one drive them apart?

Pandemonium on the Peninsula by Valerie Clarizio

Talia Johnson is living her dream in Door County, WI. But, being a Park Ranger comes with sacrifices.

Deputy Ryan Larson loves his job but worries about the attraction he feels for the surly Talia Johnson.

When pandemonium breaks out, Talia’s life becomes endangered. Ryan races to help her. Will her stubbornness prevent Ryan from saving her?

Copper Moon – The Meeting by PJ Fiala

The Artist…

Brie Spencer is in need of solitude and scenery to help her heal from the loss of her sister. Feeling she will never be able to move on from this heartache, and the torment of the night her life changed forever, she makes the trip to Copper Moon, to paint and heal.

The Biker…

Hank James has always wanted to win the coveted Copper Moon Cup. But having the fastest time has eluded him, that is until this year. Having spent every waking moment tinkering on his baby, he thinks he’s finally going to bring home the elusive trophy.

The Problem…

Looking to capture the perfect sunrise, Brie tumbles into the path of Hank James – literally. Making final adjustments on his bike before the race begins, Hank heads to the beach for a trial run. Almost running over a woman and dumping his bike is the last thing he needs.

Love on the Rocks by P.J. MacLayne

Carena Galloway has big city ambitions and a broken heart, and men have no place in her agenda. Aiden Wade is only in town to help his grandmother and his schedule doesn’t include the local ladies.

But Fate, it seemed, had other plans.

The Art of Getting Away by Nicole Sorrell

When her SUV leaves her stranded, Carlos helps get it running again, then can’t stop thinking about the sassy girl with the blue-green eyes. After discovering she’s in the cross hairs of the most violent outlaw motorcycle gang in the Midwest, Carlos is in way over his head when he tries to help her get away.

After the Storm by Kinsey Corwin

Charlene “Charlie” McCann isn’t looking to repeat her mistakes and all Beck Holland wants is to tear down the walls she’s built. Can they survive what comes after the storm?

Dead End Beach by Cherime MacFarlane

The last beach at the end of the road and the last party of the summer. Some people are leaving when the embers die. He wants to stay. Will she welcome him into her life?

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/11Beaches-Amz

B&N: http://smarturl.it/11Beaches-BN

Kobo: http://smarturl.it/11Beaches-Kobo

Click on the picture to enter the Rafflecopter. Depending on the number of pre-orders, the prize possibilities may reach up to $100 and 10 signed paperbacks.

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Character Interview with Blake Duncan from Beach Baby Blues

Beach Baby Blues is a short story included in a romance anthology entitled Stories of Sun, Sand and Sea:  11 Beaches – Anything Can Happen.  The anthology is set for release on June 28, 2016 and is up for pre-order now!  Just $.99 for these 11 beach tales!   Click here to pre-order!

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I’m fortunate enough to be involved with some very talented authors.  This particular time, ten others.  We have grouped together and wrote brand new short stories for a new box set we have coming out very soon, titled Stories of Sun, Sand and Sea – 11 Beaches – Anything Can Happen.  We’ve created the hashtag #11Beaches, feel free to retweet or share using that hashtag!

These short stories are set on a beach, and the beaches are all over the world.  And, we each selected two characters from the other authors in the anthology and used them in our stories as minor characters.  That was fun.  But, until #11Beaches releases, let’s enjoy an interview from Stephany Tullis’ character, Blake Duncan, from her story, Beach Baby Blues.  Oh, and Blake is one of the characters that I used in my story!!!!

1.    Q. What’s your super power?

A. That’s easy. Can’t believe you haven’t guessed.  My charisma. My charm. Women and men alike are dazzled by my good looks . My looks are like honey to bees…fragrant, tantalizing and sweet. People are drawn to me by my looks and bewitched by my charm. I’ve never lost a friend.

2.    Q. On what occasion, do you lie?

A: I need to clarify before I answer this question. In my business, I negotiate. I manage five bands. My job is to get my peeps the best gig I can get.  Representing them well can be tough especially at times when they may be competing for the same tour date. Getting that best deal is not always easy. I    have to do what I have to do. I hate it especially when I have to undercut one of  my bands for another. It can get tricky. You just have to understand the business.  And I do.

3.    Q. When and where were you the happiest?

A. Strange you should ask. If I had been asked this question last month, I don’t believe I would have had an answer. Just recently though…a few weeks ago, I ran into a childhood friend on a cruise ship. She was hosting her baby sister’s bachelorette party. Hadn’t see her in years–since high school. We had a few drinks on the ship. Some late night conversation. I had such a great time. Makes me wonder what my life would have been like, if I’d settled down with Shelby. Hmmmm.

4.    Q.What is your biggest regret?

A. Wow! You’re not going to believe this but my biggest regret is not having children. Of course, with my life style, it’s probably for the best. But I use to imagine myself with twins. A girl and a boy. Blakely and Duncan. They’re beautiful. Curly , deep copper colored hair and hazel eyes. And of course, they both love music.  She loves to sing and has such a range. And Duncan dominates the keyboard–like a Brian Culbertson.

5.    Q. What is your motto?

A. Love this question. I have a wall hanging in my music room that says: “For all of you who gossip about me: Thanks for making me the center of your world.” I don’t know to whom I should attribute the quote but I use it all the time. It’s the story of my life. I love what I do. I love my artists. Music. And traveling. I love cutting that deal. I mind my business and wish those who speculate about my success, to leave me the H alone–pardon my French.

6.    Q. Clothes in the hamper or on the floor?

A. My clothes go from the dry cleaner, to my suitcase, to my body and then, the floor. How’s that?

7. Q.Where do you see yourself in five years?

A. Five years older. Still charming. Haha. I’d like to think I’d be ready to settle down. Find me a special somebody–who loves music and maybe travel. Without the somebody, I see myself doing more of the same…traveling with my bands.

Stephany Tullis Bio

My spirituality is the force behind my being. In my world, there is no life without writing, traveling, family, music and my love of politics. My loves and interests are central to my writing.

I published my first novel The Master’s Plan, A Novel About Purpose in November 2013 and my first Christmas novel, 48 Hours ‘Til Christmas, in November 2014.

BLUE LADY (a short story), published in February 2015, launched my first series, The Angelica Mason Series. The first full installment in this series, entitled BLUE LADY’S Sweet Dreams is scheduled for release June 2016 to be followed by BLUE LADY’S Mission Impossible in the Fall  2016.

Beach Baby Blues is a part of the Anthology entitled, Stories of Sun, Sand and Sea…11 Beaches where anything can happen.

You can find me on:

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Take a peek at Stephany’s cover for Beach Baby Blues, isn’t it beautiful?

Tell me if you read box sets and anthologies, I’m interested.

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