Guest Author Nicole Zoltak

Please help me welcome guest author Nicole Zoltak with the cover reveal of her newest title, White Hellebore. Blurb: After destroying Skull Krusher, Nicholas Adams thinks Falledge is safe and becomes a security guard at the museum, watching a valuable statue. Unfortunately, the Egyptian statue houses the soul of a scorned witch, biding her time to have her revenge on the descendants of her cheating lover. Kiya the witch isn’t the only new foe in town as the drug that created Skull Krusher has now transformed a scientist into yet another monster, forcing Nicholas to don his Black Hellebore mask again and save Falledge. Nicholas has no help this time as Kiya gains possession of his love Julianna’s body and brings the soul of Justina, Nicholas’s high school sweetheart and Julianna’s twin, with her. Despite himself, Nicholas is torn between the sisters. If he can’t stop the fiends from taking over the world and destroying humankind, he’d never be able to find lasting, true love. Add it on Goodreads! BIO: Nicole Zoltack loves to write in many genres, especially romance, whether fantasy, paranormal, or regency. When she’s not writing about knights, superheroes, or zombies, she loves to spend time with her loving husband and three energetic young boys. She enjoys riding horses (pretending they’re unicorns, of course!) and going to the PA Renaissance Faire, dressed in garb. She’ll also read anything she can get her hands on. Her current favorite TV show is The Walking Dead. To learn more about Nicole and her writing,...

Disposable Books? Round Robin Topic

One would think they’d never see those words posted on a blog written by a publisher and confirmed bibliophile. A disposable book? Trule. Yes, there are books that I’ve attempted to read that, in my mind, are disposable. Fortunately, most of what I read now are eBooks, so I don’t feel nearly as bad when I don’t want to finish a book. Not throwing my iPad across the room, however, is very challenging at times. Why would I, a publisher, author, and bibliophile, be willing to dispose of a book? There are a few characteristics that will make a disposable book to me. Annoying, stupid characters. This can even happen in a second book in a series. Recently, I downloaded a YA paranormal romance. It was book one of a series. (Not a standalone type of series either.) I devoured the first book, download a sample of the second, and started on book two. The hero was starting to irritate me. Well, both the heroine and the hero were irritating me by the end of book one. I was hooked enough to want to finish and delve into book two, but I managed about 20 pages before I just stopped reading.  The hero was just too irritating. He whined; he pouted; he did the whole teen boy thing. (Apparently, I no longer have patience for that nonsense. LOL) There was even one time I started reading a tween horror book. You know it’s bad when, within the first two pages, you want every single good character to die. (grin) Plot devices. I hate plot devices. What are they? These...

Judith Leger Fantasy Roman Author

Thanks so much, Marci, for having me over to your place! I really appreciate it. My fantasy romance, Enchanted, has recently been contracted with Kensington publishing. I’m so excited for this opportunity to have this novel with Kensington. Enchanted was my first full length novel published. The characters and scenery are embedded into my soul.  Hope everyone who loves enchantment and magic, elves and Sidhes will take a chance on Enchanted.  You’ll fall in love with Shay. I promise. He’s totally magical. Blurb: She knows how to unravel secrets, but getting to the bottom of this one might just kill her. Magic is for fools, television news reporter Caitlyn believes. And she’s no fool. She’s determined to prove master illusionist Shay a fake. Somehow though, with Shay the lines between magic and reality blur. Perhaps it’s his charisma, or being in Wales with him, but now she’s dreaming of a magical place. One that seems oddly familiar… Shay hides a terrible secret. He’s to blame for Caitlyn’s separation from her family and the world she doesn’t remember. She must go home to the Sidhe, and to recover his honor, he must be the one to bring her. He’ll willingly lose everything he is to help her break the curse binding her. But time is of the essence–the old evil has surfaced. He must make Caitlyn believe in magic, and his love, before she becomes its prey. Excerpt: Caitlyn opened her eyes. Her exhaustion had evaporated. Still lying with her head on the pillow, she gazed about. Deep purple midnight surrounded her. Stars twinkled everywhere. Sitting up, she blinked at...

Drawing adventures

So, Lily and I have been reading the series Fablehaven. One of the characters Lena draws intricate mythical scenes for the children to paint. Lily asked me to draw things for her to color. I don’t draw enough to just make something up. I have to copy. There are amazing sites out there that show you how to draw almost anything you want. Here are a couple of examples of my “coloring pages.” As you can see, my flowers need work. (I still draw them as I did from elementary school. LOL) perhaps I need to find a site on how to draw flowers. This stag is from DragoArt. The fairy is from WikiHow. The trees are from childhood. LOL While I would prefer Lily to draw her own, I think it’s good for her to see me draw. I make a lot of mistakes and the eraser is my friend. She’s such a perfectionist that I hope by showing her mistakes are okay and often easy to rectify, she will ease those impossible standards. The fairy colored in by Lily. I’m not sure why, but when I uploaded this file, it turned sideways. I don’t have any way to adjust it. The stag drawing colored in. Other than the stag, the “scene” is of my creation. Lily insisted I sign my artwork. As the fairy isn’t really mine, I didn’t feel right about signing, but I did it to appease her....