Page Turner Books Signing Event

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NERD PARTY!!! February 3rd from 3 to 7pm we will be having our first nerd party. Some of the guests will be artists Lori Collins and Meescha Dare and the writers will include J.G. Follansbee, K.C. Blackbyrn, Ashleigh Gauch and Elizabeth Guizzetti!

Feel free to visit my website https://www.kcblackbyrn.com/ for a preview of my book Stirring Power. You can also purchase it ahead of time on Amazon to take it with you to the signing!

Either way, you’re more than welcome to join the party!

Review for Body of Evidence by Rachel Grant –

5 out of 5 stars for this one!

Pros: This is a high-paced thriller with exciting romance.  I guarantee it’ll keep you reading straight through even though your butt might hurt from sitting on the edge of your seat. Mara Garrett and Curt Dominick are two very well-developed, interesting characters that I would have gladly followed further even if the story had stretched twice as long! You can tell that there was a lot of work put into this story and that the author is a talented writer.

Cons: None!

Review for The Dragon Dreamer by J.S. Burke –

4 out of 5 stars for this one!

Pros: This book is a world unto its own. It’s the most imaginative world I’ve come across in a very long time. Here you’ll learn a little about real world marine life and it’s coupled with the fantastic fantasy of dragons and dweer. I thought that it was very unique that dragons could only survive with copper in their diets and that they had a very sophisticated way of life and a culture all of their own. Usually dragons are mystical and mysterious, but this author sheds light on their world in a way I’ve never seen done before.

Cons: I wish that the story itself was a little more developed and suspenseful. We don’t get a sense of the overall plot until about mid-way through the book when it becomes apparent that the copper deficiency is becoming a real problem. It showed that problem at the beginning of the book, but it didn’t seem to be the major problem.

Special Introduction!

“It all ends not with a whimper but a howl!”

NO BEAST SO FIERCE

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About the authors:

Camilla Ochlan

Camilla grew up on fantasy and fairy tales, finding David Eddings, Katherine Kurtz, Guy Gavriel Kay, and Mercedes Lackey early on. To the dismay of her parents, she spent her high school weekends playing Dungeons & Dragons and obsessing over Greek mythology and anything supernatural. College split her time between Theatre Arts and English Literature.

Camilla still occasionally acts but focuses the majority of her time, energy and (in)sanity on writing. Currently, her interests revolve around activities that add to her writer’s toolbox — travel, the arts and voracious reading.

Camilla lives in Los Angeles with her husband — actor, audiobook narrator and dialect coach P.J. Ochlan, three sweet rescue dogs and one rascally Abyssinian cat.

Bonita Gutierrez

Bonita found her way to the stage at the early age of five. After college, she moved to Los Angeles to get into “The Biz.” Over the years, she’s played many roles from actor to producer, screenwriter to filmmaker — and now novelist.

A mixed martial artist, Bonita has a background in Jeet Kune Do Kung Fu (Bruce Lee’s art), Kenpo Karate MMA and Kali Escrima (stick and knife fighting). An avid runner, student of film and lover of music, Bonita is a self-proclaimed hamburger connoisseur with a passion for all things Star Wars and Buffy.

 

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Review for Legally Yours by Nicole French –

5 out of 5 stars for this one!

Pros: This is an excellently written story about Skylar Crosby and Brandon Sterling. They’re attracted to each other at first sight, but are kept apart by Skylar’s need for independence and the danger lurking in her family’s history. The great prose and well-crafted scenes make the story go by in a blink. Most of the time I found myself reading it rather than paying attention to my need for food.

Cons: Sex talk and exclamations take me out of the scene. I think it’s something that a reader should assume rather than have to read every single time (but that might just be my own personal preference). Also, it’s not a factor in my rating, but I prefer that romances are concluded in one novel.

Review for Morwitch by Jennifer Redmile –

4 out of 5 stars for this one!

Pros: This was a lovely tale of romance in the midst of danger for a witch and a dragon. Ellie and Jayce want nothing more than to be together, but their two worlds are intent on keeping them apart because they’re just too powerful together. So they have to hide until the Tree of Life is in danger and only them, with their companions, can save it. The writing and the imagination in this story is top notch! I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes magic and dragons.

Cons: The similar names can sometimes be confusing on the mind-tongue and take me out of the story. Like Jasper/Jayce and Ellie/Emelda. Ellie and Jayce’s romance came on way too quick and too strong to be believable. It makes me think that they’re only in love because of the bond between witch and familiar and gives it a fake taste. Also, this story reads like a YA novel, but Ellie and Jayce are 18 and have a fairly obvious adult relationship. I can’t help but think that this would be much better if the trouble was turned up a notch and this was turned into a NA story.

Review for Demon’s Quest: The Beginning of the End by Charles Carfagno Jr. –

5 out of 5 stars for this one!

Pros: If you love action then this is the e-book for you! It’s a collection of three beginnings. First, a group of men, or rather an army, led by Gilex looking for the Circle of Demise for treasure. Next an actual army whose General is captured by an evil sorcerer and turned into a skeletal puppet. Last, martial artists of the Order training and escaping from death from the monster gang of a crime boss.

Each of the stories is filled with blood and gore with every step! The characters are tough and multi-dimensional and there are no loose ends. Each of the stories quickly take you to the end and make you itch to find out what happens next.

 

Cons: The formatting on the e-book needs to be tightened up a little because one or two of the chapter titles show at the bottom of the page and then the chapter itself starts at the top of the next page.

Review for Anaerfell by Joshua Robertson & J.C. Boyd –

4 out of 5 stars for this one!

Pros: Don’t read this if you’re looking for heroes. The main characters, Drast and Tyran are villains – there’s no getting around that point – and they are men who are tough, competent, and don’t need anyone but each other to look out for them. It’s refreshing to read about characters like this – who already know what’s what.

If you have the courage, read this as from the POV of a villain. Dagmar – evil overlord looking for power and everlasting life – and his two sons Drast and Tyran that will do anything, kill anyone, and go to war to bend to their father’s will. It’s a gritty, very unique story set in a harsh world that takes off right away, in the middle of a battle that’s part of a war between the Stuhia people and the Vucari. Yet, the brothers begin to realize that, despite the love they have for their father, they want a better life and they wonder if they could ever do anything good for others for a change. But it’s too late it seems…

 

Cons: In some sections the story is overloaded with detail and when the brothers are in the same scene they blur together. Sometimes it’s hard to differentiate between the two. Also, I found some places that could use a second going over for missed or wrong words.

Special Introduction!

Introducing the official cover for Legally Yours by Nicole French!

LegallyYours_cover

 

Skylar Ellen Crosby is a typical redhead: blunt, passionate, with a bit of a temper. Okay, so maybe she’s a little neurotic too. At the end of her third year at Harvard Law, all Skylar wants is to figure out her next steps: ones that will hopefully include a job, an apartment, and enough money to help her father stop getting into trouble. She simply has no room for romance, especially the kind that might break your heart. But on a dark, snowy night, when she’s stranded in the living room of the notorious CEO of Sterling Ventures and one of the best attorneys in Boston, her carefully constructed boundaries are about to be knocked down.

Brandon Sterling never believed in fate. A man of his own making, he firmly credits his successes to hard work. How else could you explain his rise from the poorest of backgrounds in South Boston to becoming one of the most successful entrepreneurs in Boston? Living in luxury in his big house on Beacon Street, it never mattered to him that increasing success meant increased isolation. After all, when you have everything, everyone else always wants something. But when he comes home to find a gorgeous redhead sitting on his windowsill, the idea of love at first sight suddenly seems like the most plausible thing in the world…if only the one person he wants to give his heart to would actually take it.

Together, Skylar and Brandon have the kind of passion few hope to find, but things keep getting in their way. Between school, business, her father’s gambling troubles and Brandon’s history of personal struggle, will their complicated lives prevent them from making it work together? Or, as they both suspect somewhere deep down, have they finally met their match in each other’s stubborn hearts?

NOTE: This book contains some steamy sexual content and is intended for readers over 18.

 

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Reflections and the future

I first put my book on Amazon in November and since then I feel like I’ve grown in so many ways. As a writer, as a marketer, and as a businesswoman. Stirring Power started out as an e-book on Amazon’s KU and then it turned into a paperback.

Now it’s in three bookstores! Listed below:

Left Bank Books in the Pike Place Market

Pipe & Thimble in Lomita

Page Turner Books in Kent

 

Also, currently going on for Stirring Power –  my first ever signing event! Come get your copy signed by me. You can even pick up a new copy and get it signed because we’ll have stock at the signing. Stock is limited, though!

The signing event will be held at Page Turner Books in Kent. On June 17th 11AM during the local farmer’s market.

 

For the future:

The sequel to Stirring Power is coming out this year! Tentatively titled Accepting Power, it focuses more deeply into Jacob’s struggle with magic and whether or not he and his companions can learn to live with the changes wrought by the power.