Friday, November 20, 2015

Promo Friday - Special Edition

It's time for Promo Friday again!

Well, not really. I needed to run the December post early, and my guest graciously obliged. 

Blogger / writer J.Q. Rose has a new book. Some of you will remember her from the anthology of writing tips she put together. Today, the book she's promoting is a sweet romantic suspense titled Deadly Undertaking. (Clever title.) Congratulations, Janet! :D

Lauren Staab knew there would be dead bodies when she returned home. After all, her family is in the funeral business. Still, finding an extra body on the floor of the garage between the hearse and the flower car shocked her. Lauren’s plan to return to her hometown suddenly turns upside down in a struggle to prove she and her family are not guilty of murdering the man. Will the murderer return? Her mother’s secrets, a killer, a handsome policeman, and a shadow man muddle up her intention to have a simple life. Welcome home, Lauren.

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Note: The Promo Friday feature is on hold 
until further notice.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Cover Reveal - The Undead Road by David Powers King

Woot! It's time for the cover reveal of The Undead Road by David Powers King. David has become a good cyber-friend, and I'm very excited for him. (Great cover, dude!) Make sure to read the details below--this cover reveal includes a very cool and unique contest!

Nothing brings the family together like a zombie apocalypse …

Fifteen-year-old Jeremy Barnes would rather watch a zombie movie than shoot a real one, but he has no choice if his family wants to survive the end of the world. Their plan? Drive across the infected United States to a cabin in the Colorado Rockies without a scratch, but their trip takes a complicated detour in the middle of Nebraska when they find Kaylynn, a girl who can handle a baseball bat better than Jeremy can hold a .45 Berretta. And when they stumble into a sanctuary, Jeremy soon learns that Kaylynn is stronger than she looks—a deadly secret lies inside her.

After the radio picks up a distress call from Kansas City about a possible cure, Jeremy’s parents go with a team to investigate. They never return. The only way to find their parents is for Jeremy and his sister Jewel to rely on a dangerous girl who might just turn on them at any moment.
Title: The Undead Road: My Zombie Summer: Part 1

Publisher: CreateSpace / Dashboard Books
Ebook Release: January 1, 2016
Paperback: January 26, 2016
Cover by Steven Novak

Contest Details:
A while ago, David invited the blogosphere to let him turn one unfortunate lucky contestant into a zombie for The Undead Road. The winner was Ilima Todd, who is now the awesome author of Remake. The next installment of My Zombie Summer is underway, and David wants to do this contest again. Want to be in a zombie book? Not only is this your chance, but it is your choice!

Between now and next Wednesday, send an email to dpowersking [at] gmail [dot] com, with the subject line: Zombify Me! Contest. In your email, David wants you to tell him three things:

1: The name you will be identified as (example: your first name).
2: A description of yourself—the more detailed you are, the better.
3: How would you like the survivors to put you out of your misery?

Four casualties contestants will be chosen on Wednesday, November 25th. The most inventive or interesting entry will be zombified! The other three who are unlucky fortunate enough to survive will be given special honors. Winners will be announced on December 2nd on David’s blog.

Prizes? The winner will be zombified in the pages of My Zombie Summer: Part Two, receive a signed proof of the novel (when it’s ready), and a $20 Barnes and Noble gift card. The runner ups will receive a free ebook of The Undead Road for their Kindle (other platforms TBA).

Thank you for participating, and good luck!
David Powers King was born in beautiful downtown Burbank, California where his love for film inspired him to be a writer. He is the co-author of the YA fantasy novel WOVEN, published by Scholastic. An avid fan of science fiction and fantasy, David also has a soft spot for zombies and the paranormal. He currently lives deep in the mountain West with his wife and three children.

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Mom did it again!

We're a prolific family, at least where writing is concerned. LOL

I'm happy to announce that my mom, Jeanette Pierce, has published a second set of workbooks, this time via Elk Lake Publishing and based on the Western Christian Romance When The Cowboy Rides Away by Molly Noble Bull.

These workbooks are designed for use by private schools, home schools, and individuals, and are available on Amazon.

Study Guide for Teachers 
This guide has been designed to aid the teacher in teaching When the Cowboy Rides Away with a minimum of preparation time. The importance of developing literary and writing skills that help prepare students to succeed in college guided what lessons were included in this study guide. It includes documented background information about South Texas during the last half of the nineteenth century, study questions with answers per chapter, vocabulary list per chapter with definitions, questions re: structure of the novel, two writing assignments that can be done with little or no help from the teacher, and a fun activity, making lye soap. This guide also has a copy of a major test with the answers and a copy of the same test without the answers that the teacher has permission to make copies of for each student. 

Study Guide for Students
This student guide accompanying Molly Noble Bull’s novel, When the Cowboy Rides Away, teaches students literary skills as they read an exciting, historical western romance. It includes background information about South Texas during the last half of the nineteenth century, study questions per chapter to guide student’s reading, vocabulary development, questions on the structure of the novel, two writing assignments that can be done with little or no help from the teacher, and a fun activity—making lye soap. A major test has been prepared and included in the teacher’s guide to be given at the conclusion of the novel. The guide was designed to include skills that aid students in preparing for college.

Jeanette Jones Pierce was born on a farm in southwest Arkansas and grew up among hay fields, bovines, and pines. She received her BS degree in education with a major in English from Southern State College (now Southern Arkansas University), Magnolia, Arkansas.  She later received her MA in English from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

All of her teaching has been in The Lone Star State. She retired after teaching English in public schools for twenty-seven years. Then she taught English in Christian high schools for three years, two of which were at the Presbyterian boarding school in Kingsville, Texas, established in 1911 by Henrietta King, wife of Richard King, the millionaire King Ranch icon. Finally she taught freshman writing at Texas A&M University at Kingsville, Texas for two years.

Prior to writing the study guides for When the Cowboy Rides Away, Jeanette wrote and published The Gatehaven Study Guide for Teachers and The Gatehaven Study Guide for Students, based on Molly Noble Bull’s novel, Gatehaven, published in March 2014. Both novels have Christian themes.  All novels and companion guides are available on

Maggie Gallagher, twenty-one, runs the Gallagher Ranch in South Texas and has raised her little sister and orphaned nephew since her parents and older sister died. No wonder she can’t find time for romance!

When the Cowboy Rides Away by Molly Noble Bull opens two years after Maggie loses her family members. Out for a ride with her sister, she discovers Alex Lancaster, a handsome cowboy, shot and seriously wounded on her land. Kind-hearted and a Christian, Maggie nurses him back to health despite all her other chores. How could she know that Alex had a secret that could break her heart?

Molly Noble Bull’s When the Cowboy Rides Away is pure fiction. Yet it’s more than that. The novel is a window into the early life of author, Molly Noble Bull, because like Sarah in the novel, Molly spent part of her growing up years on a sixty thousand acre cattle ranch in South Texas. When Molly writes about ranching in Texas, she writes from memory and experience.

You can find the novel on Amazon

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