Sunday, March 29, 2015

Get Over It and Move On


Sometimes you will find yourself in a situation that you don’t want to be in, however, you must face the situation and continue moving forward. The situation may concern having a horrible childhood, not getting a promotion at work, or a dispute with the new neighbor. Nevertheless, you must not dwell on things and are beyond your control, instead focus on things you can change. You cannot change a childhood, so you must forgive your parents and focus on changing your future. This way, future generations will not continue the abuse or neglect that you felt as a child.

The promotion at work was given to a younger person, who may not have had as many years with the company as you have. However, this is beyond your control and the person who got the promotion may have a college degree that you don’t have. In this situation, you must continue to do the job that you’re given or find another place of employment. Either way, you must forgive your boss and the person who got the promotion, if you have gotten angry about the situation or angry with both parties.

Furthermore, you can work hard and take some college courses, which may guarantee that you will not be passed over whenever the next promotion takes place. If you have a dispute with your new neighbor, you must try to dissolve this dispute in a civil yet timely manner. Unfortunately, some people are impossible to deal with and that will not come to any kind of compromise. So therefore, try to stop the argument, by producing all documents that show your land line or what the argument was about. Additionally, you must forgive you neighbor and move forward in solving the issue at hand.

Sometimes this means, you must compromise or even seek legal advice on solving the problem. However, you must forgive your neighbor, if you get angry with him and let God handle the situation. Don’t let yourself stay in a pity party, instead get up and change your situation. Sometimes you are going to come across situations that you can’t change. Therefore, you must learn to pray and give your problems to God, because he is only one who can change the situation. Don’t be a negative person, because of something that was done to you, which was beyond your control. Additionally, get over it and dwell on things that can change your situation, while helping you move forward in your life.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Clumsy Dancer



Life is like a flower growing wild, Dancing in the rain like a child.Emotions stir as the heart awakes, Wondering if I have made a mistake?

The flower snaps in the summer breeze, Like a horse with broken knees.My soul is wounded beyond repair, There is nothing to here, not even a flare.
The past has stolen my innocence away, As a clumsy dancer, I continue to sway.Stumbling through life without a light, Holding on to what I feel is right.
Struggling to let my soul free, I just want to be me!

©Crystal S. Kauffman, 2008/Previously Published.

Never Shampoo Your Hair Again?


A friend of mine gave me a three month supply of WEN Cleansing Conditioner , by Chaz Dean. She gave this to me as a gift about three weeks ago. I tried it the product that night and I was absolutely shocked at how well this product worked. My hair looked and felt healthier than it has in years. I always preferred Herbal Essence or Pantene, as shampoo and conditioner.

However, my hair would become frizzy, immediately after it dried naturally or towel dried. I rarely ever use styling tools on my hair, such as a blow dryer or curling iron. I usually color my hair about three times a year, but sometimes more when my grey hairs begin surrounding my face. I visit the hair salon about two times a year, for a trim and long layers.

My hair is extremely thick, dry, color-treated, and full of ringlet type curls. After getting my hair cut, I always buy products that are supposed to stop my hair from frizzing and tangling. Plus, I buy products that will bring out my curls and they just never work. All these expensive (to me) professional anti-frizz products and my hair was still unmanageable every day.

I used WEN Cleansing Conditioner: my hair color was vibrant and my hair was soft from the very first use. My hair is easy to comb through and my curls stand out now. My hair was not greasy or oily feeling like I thought it would be, which surprised me. Most of the hair products I have left my hair feeling oily and stiff.

I feel blessed that my friend gave this product, because of how my hair feels now. I can say that I love my hair now, which is something I would never say before using WEN.  I promise that if you try this product, you will love the way it makes your hair feel and how easy it is to style. I have washed my mom’s hair and her friend’s hair in WEN.

They both loved the affects it had on their hair as well, because their hair was unmanageable like mine. I thought my hair would stick, but husband says it smells good. If you get a bottle of WEN for yourself, be sure to use it sparingly or it will feel greasy or oily. Follow the directions for the best way to apply to your individual hair type. Check this product out for yourself, because you will not regret it! This is my experience with WEN, so this is not an advertisement.

Thank for reading!

Respectfully yours,

Crystal S. Kauffman

Friday, March 20, 2015

Writing: Creating the Perfect Writing Space

Tips for Creating Your Own Writing Space

First, you will need the basics, like a desk or table, a comfortable chair, a decent reading lamp, and a computer with a word processing program. Make sure that you have enough space to work in, since you will be taking notes. Look for a cup to keep pencils and pens in, so you will not have to waste time looking for something to write with. Always keep a pencil sharpener and paper clips on your new desk, because you will use them daily when you work.

Setting Up   

Second, you will need to leave room for a filing cabinet or some file boxes, so you can keep track of what you are submitting and receiving.  Pick out a special place to keep your references books, your important files, monthly earnings, and important tax information.  As you pursue your freelance writing career, you will find that your career can stay on track…if you stay organized! Never keep all your files on the computer’s hard drive, unless you back up your information on a CD or floppy disk. 

Getting Prepared     

Third, be sure to keep a dictionary and a reference set nearby, so you can look up any information that you may need. In addition, you will need to look for an internet company that can suits your individual needs and budget. Then, you can sign up and begin researching the internet or the “Information Highway” for facts to include in your article or story. Therefore, you will need to create a multi-purpose writing space, which is able to inspire you and handle your daily needs.          

Create a Habit

Finally, you will need to establish a daily writing schedule, but you must pick a time that your creative muse will be readily available. Start, by setting some ground rules about you new writing space with your family and friends. Ask each member to refrain from disturbing you, during your official writing time, and turn your phone’s ringer off. Post your designated writing schedule on the refrigerator door or leave a note on the family message board.
Find your Space
 
Choosing your own writing space, can be as simple as rearranging some furniture in your bedroom or in quiet space. However, if you have no extra space for setting up a small office, then you may consider remodeling an extra bathroom or adding a small room. Either way, you should choose a place that is away from all of the household distractions. Then, you can allow your creative juices flow, as you concentrate on creating a daily writing habit. 
Conclusion
 
Everyone will learn to respect your writing schedule and be supportive of your freelance career. However, there will be things that interfere with your writing schedule, but you try to rearrange you schedule for that day or week. This way, you will not lose precious time that is required to complete your writing projects. Furthermore, you can adjust your writing space as you see fit, once your career begins to grow.   

Previously Published on Yahoo Voices.

© Crystal S. Kauffman, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2015

My Ten Year Journey to Writing Ana's Stand




HI Fans & Visitors,

I am Crystal S. Kauffman from Jacksonville, Florida. I am happily married and have two beautiful children. Ten years ago, I began a journey to become published author, so I began free writing a story idea that ended up becoming a novel. Dreams do come true and they take years, but never give up!

The novel is named, “Ana’s Stand”! The genre is Christian Fiction for teenagers, young adults, and especially for parents. I wrote this story about a young African-American teenager named Ana, who will face many trials. However, she never faces them alone, because God is with her always.

In this story, Ana’s faith is tested many times, whenever she begins dealing with school violence and bullying on a daily basis. She struggles to stop and overcome the violence, once it escalates and follows her home. 

She almost loses her best friend, Nikki, which motivated her to find the strength to take a stand against the main bully, Jason. He harassed Ana and Nikki every day at school and at home. Follow her spiritual and inspirational journey, as she becomes the change she wants to see in her neighborhood.

New to the Publishing World

This is my first full-length novel, but I am working on a new novel that is coming along smoothly. Ana’s Stand is a dramatic, yet inspiring story about a young girl who tries to make a difference in her school and the community. 

There is romance blooming and new struggles that Ana must face…each new day!

 Let Ana inspire you today!

Take a peek inside my novel and fall in love with Ana and the other characters like Nikki! You can read a sample or order this book on Kindle (e-book) and you can read it for FREE on Kindle Unlimited. If you prefer a paperback version, then visit Amazon.com and get your copy today.

This novel is perfect for any school library, public library, and/or bookstore. I am a local author in Jacksonville, Florida. I am dedicated to getting these books in the hands of every teenager and every adult. Parents can see what their teens maybe facing at school, especially many inner city schools. This book will have a sequel, so grab your copy today. 

I am looking for reviews, promoters, and any tips to help a an author to succeed. Email me laughatcancer@gmail.com, find me on a social network, or leave a comment here. I am currently building a network of people who can help promote. Just contact me! I hope you have a wonderful day. 

Publishing & Cover Art Information:

Thank you to ZitrO Publications for publishing my novel! ZitrO Publications specializes in Urban Fiction and has many more books that you can check. Nikki Ortiz created the breath-taking cover to my book, as well as created several of the graphics that I use on my blogs and social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter @imogenrayne. Nikki is the one to see, if you need someone to help create graphics for any project.

I am thankful to all who buy or read my book. Please remember to leave a review. Thank you for your support and keep reading!

BUY Ana’s Stand NOW on Ebook or Paperback.

XOXO,


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Friday, February 27, 2015

Creating a Plan for Aging Loved Ones

My Granny!

Creating a Plan for Aging Loved Ones

Families should be the first choice in caring for an aging loved one, since the loved one will recuperate better in familiar surroundings. The entire family should be given a voice, on whether he or she will become a full-time caregiver. However, a reality is that some families are unable or unfit, so the hospital would be the proper choice in these circumstances. If a family is willing to care for their loved one, the aging member actually benefits for the closeness of the family unit.

Create a Plan

First, the entire family should discuss their aging loved ones health care and make a plan, which can be instituted once it is needed. One family member may become the fulltime caregiver, while other family members come by and help as needed. This will give the fulltime caregiver a break, as well as peace of mind knowing their loved one is safe while they run errands. The entire family will transition into their new roles, by discussing and creating the plan before the emergency.

Thinking about Pets

Most aging loved ones have pets, which cannot be brought to the nursing home with him or her. Instead, he or she can keep the beloved pet at home or even at a relative’s home, instead of having to give away another piece of his or her life. Sometimes, the relative may have a pet that he or she can become attached to as well. Fortunately, pets can help keep him or her from becoming depressed with the new circumstances that they are faced with.

Teenagers and Small Children

Be sure to let teenagers and small children help out in different ways like reading a book to singing with their loved one. In addition, the child can take him or her for a walk or help clean up the room as needed. Children are usually welcomed by the aging loved one, since children make them laugh and given them someone to chat with. Sometimes, they may not be in the mood to deal with a small child, so families should judge her or her mood first.

Choosing a Nursing Home

Not all families can provide around-the-clock care for an aging loved one and this may put the loved ones life at risk. Unfortunately, there are also family members who are unfit to care for an aging loved one. In these situations, the family will need to find a good nursing home that will care for his or her aging loved one in the proper way. They should investigate and ask other patients about the facility or its nurses, as well as visit often to detour any possible abuse.

In conclusion, a family should be given the option of caring for their aging loved one, before a nursing home is consulted. The entire family should develop a plan before their loved one gets ill, in order to take the stress out of this transition and role reversal. Additionally, Pets and children can help an aging loved one, by keeping them from get depressed and by also keeping them moving. However, if a nursing home is chosen, the family should make sure it is an abuse-free facility by investigating it before their loved one moves in.



Previously Published at Yahoo Voices/Associated Content. 
©Crystal S. Kauffman, 2011

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The 30 Day Challenge to Feeling Beautiful Again

Before my 30 day challenge. I went to the lake with my husband.


Have you been feeling down or depressed when you are alone? Are you having a hard time facing each new day? Well, I am trying a 30 day plan that I thought of recently, during a soul searching day. I am disabled and I am at home every single day…All day long! I used to get up and lounge in comfy clothes like: pajamas sweat pants, socks, sweater, and t-shirts. Well one day, I had a really bad day and I had an epiphany that has changed my whole sense of self-worth. I started asking the hard questions that anyone ask when they are soul searching..  
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  • How can I change my inner feelings and thoughts?
  •  How can I make a difference in my life that will start right now?
  • How can I feel beautiful again?
  • Can this new plan work?
  • Can I be consistent with the plan?
  • What should I do?
  • How can I be beautiful with a plus size curvy body?

That day, it was already 2 PM, but I got up and dressed up in a beautiful blue dress a friend gave me as a gift. I went through my makeup and found my favorite colors, in order to make a makeup box I can use. My 30 days of getting dressed up and applying my makeup, at least 30 minutes after I wake up. I think positively about everything lately. I try to keep garbage out of my head and focus on bettering myself. No one can change my life, but me and I choose to celebrate my accomplishments! No negative thoughts and that was a hard on for me, but I overcame it.

I had to forgive and get over my anger, which was making me depressed due to guilt. Now I feel beautiful and I have some weight that I still want to drop. I am hoping to figure out a better way to exercise, where I will not hurt myself. I usually pick a song on my playlist and try to move my entire body doing a certain dance. Nothing hard, but I am doing this at least six times a day at different times of the day. Sometimes, I just exercise sitting down, by squeezing my stomach muscles or using resistance that my brother-in-law taught me years ago.


So, I challenge every house wife to try this 30 day plan! See if it makes you feel better about yourself, like it has for me. Furthermore, your significant other will love the new change as well. They will fall in love with you all over again, because you will have a closer relationship. Having a new positive outlook can help you change friendships and be a better person to be around. You will feel so empowered and feel so beautiful. You can continue getting beautified everyday and renew your mind at the same time. Take the challenge starting tomorrow. Try 30 days of positive beauty! Thanks for reading my tidbits on beautifying yourself each day. 

Me after my 30 day challenge. 

XOXO~
©Crystal S. Kauffman

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Who is Author Crystal S. Kauffman?

Who is Author Crystal S. Kauffman?

Crystal’s Corner
Author Crystal S. Kauffman (Imogen Rayne) is her online pen name since 1995, when she first adopted it. She enjoys spending time with her husband, her mother, my dogs, and my kitties. Mrs. Kauffman cherishes every moment she gets with her two beautiful children, who now following their own dreams. Mrs. Kauffman inspired each child to develop their talents with hard work. She taught them to use their imagination and create their own art. She knows that her teens have the most beautiful souls and they are her inspiration for writing. In addition, she lives in beautiful Jacksonville, FL. with her family. She is a twelve year cervical cancer stage 2B survivor; who is an advocate to get people talking about GYN Cancers. She also cares about many other causes, so keep checking my website/blog to see what I am up too.

!!!SAVE HOME PLATE and THE TATAS!!!

Author’s Corner                    

Mrs. Crystal S. Kauffman writes something every day and keeping up her studies. She writes lyrics for songs, poetry, and short stories that are generally featured on her blog. She really enjoys studying ancient history, queens and kings, and particularly the Bible era-which absolutely facinates me. Sometimes, Mrs. Kauffman will write articles about news or whatever pops in her mind. She enjoys writing devotionals and has articles for sale as web content. Mrs. Kauffman is skilled in communications and she teaches new writers how to develop their story. Contact Author Crystal S. Kauffman for quotes by email: laughatcancer@gmail.com

Advice Corner

I would like to teach others that there is an author in everyone. Everybody has a story to tell. My best advice for new writers is to just writing, but make a plan first. The story will lead you and you may touch someone with your words. The new writer will find out this is a journey of blood, sweat, and tears. However, when someone reads your book, you will still be humbled. Take a chance and show others all about your story or write an awesome fictional tale. 



Education Corner

For sixteen years, I have studied all aspects of writing and encourage others to use their skills or Talents given by God. She writes informational articles on most standard topics, how-to-articles, short stories for children, essays for college, and upcoming novels. My education consists of studying at the Institute of Writing for Children and Teenagers in 2006, University of Phoenix: Associate Degree in 2008, Bachelor in Communications in 2011. I enjoy helping to teaching people to learn how to express themselves through communication on the internet. I have published a song, poetry collection, and a novel…working on more! I love to do freelance projects, so on your next writing project…Contact Author Crystal S. Kauffman

New Novel Corner:
Ana’s Stand’s by, Crystal S. Kauffman
Let Ana inspire you to take your own stand against bullies, school violence, and violence period. This book is perfect for teens and adults. One Click Your Copy Today. READ Ana’s Stand ON KINDLE UNLIMITED! Follow this young girl’s journey to freedom from persecution. Crystal S. Kauffman is a new author, so tell me what you think on my reviews. This book is Christian Fiction, Drama, Urban Fiction, Romance, Inspirational, and Crime Fiction. This book gives a glimpse inside the violence that teens deal with everyday. See what your children maybe dealing with whenever they are at school. The school bullies, racists, and other types peer intimidations are not acceptable. Let Ana inspire you or your teen to stand up in your community and make a difference! Be the change you want to see and that one ripple you will make shall become a flowing river.

Buy or your own copyAna’s Stand!
Sharing Corner
Please take moment to share with your friends. This book is perfect for any home, school, or public libraries. I am looking for reviews as well, so contact me to review this amazing book. Thank you ZitrO Publications for taking a chance on publish my novel and allowing people to read it. If you have not got your copy yet, then take a moment to One Click Your Book Now!
Thank you for stopping by, but come back soon!
XOXOXO
Author Crystal S. Kauffman


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Viola Liuzzo: The Unknown Martyr

If you look in a history book, you will never find the name Viola Liuzzo as a martyr for civil rights. However, in 1965, she became an unknown martyr in the hearts of many civil rights activists. She was shot by self-proclaimed KKK members in Selma, Mississippi, during a civil rights march on March 25, 1965. Now, there a memorial on the spot that she died, yet no one mentions her name in the history books. According to Mr. Simkin (1997), she was 36 year old mother of five kids, who wanted to make a difference in the fight for civil rights.

She was married to a man named Anthony J. Liuzzo, who was very supportive of his wife's ambitions. Viola graduated from "Wayne State University" and was pursuing a career as a "medical lab technician" (Simkin, 1997). After she watched 'Bloody Sunday' unfold on television in Selma, Alabama. She empathized with the pain and torment of those who fought for the right to vote.

So she decided to stand up and become a civil rights activist, who helped out with driving people to the marches. They followed martin Luther king and 25, 000 others in a march from Selma to Montgomery. Once getting involved, she witnessed the brutality of other Americans in the south.

As a white woman, she could have decided that it was too dangerous to go, but she was also a trained nurse who felt she may be able help. Then, on the night of March 25, 1965, she was shot in the head twice by three KKK members from Birmingham. Viola was brutally killed, while driving some of the protesters home. However, according the FBI (2006), a man named Leroy Moton was driving and became an eye witness to her murder. Before long, three men were arrested and charged with violating Viola Liuzzo civil rights. According to the FBI (2006), an undercover agent named Carl Rowe was also riding with the KKK members that night.

These self-proclaimed KKK members were Collie Wilkins", "William Eaton", and "Eugene Thomas" (FBI, 2006). They were found guilty and sentenced to ten years in prison. Fortunately, the undercover FBI agent Carl Rowe was compelled "testified against them" (Simkin. 1997) in court. In an attempt to discredit Viola, some vicious rumors alleged that she had abandoned her children and husband for a black man's affection.

According to Simkin (19970 these damaging rumors, were believed to have been started by the FBI. Sadly, she tried to stand up for the civil rights of others, but was ultimately was denied her own civil rights.

How come Americans are not taught about her courageous decision to stand up, which ultimately cost her own life? Why did the undercover FBI agent choose not to protect her and her companions? What made them spread this vicious rumor about a woman, who chose to stand up for others and their right to be a free American?

References:

Simkin, John (1997) Spartacus Educational: Viola Liuzzo

Retrieved on the World Wide Web on June 13, 2007

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAliuzzo.htm

Federal Bureau of Investigations (2006) Viola Liuzzo Murder

Retrieved on the World Wide Web on June 13, 2007

http://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/liuzzo.htm

Viola Liuzzo Monument


Formally Published on Associated Content/Yahoo Voices. I own all rights to my article.
Copyright 2007, Crystal S. Kauffman
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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Biting My Nails! First Week, Not So Good!



Well, it has been a week since my novel Ana's Stand hit the e-book and paperback. I am not happy with the weeks sales, but I am very humbled that people have bought my book. So, it is not a flop in the book market as yet. As a new Christian Fiction Author, I feel this book is perfect for teens/young adults.


Writing a New Novel
Support Your Authors
You can One-Click the e-book on Kindle or read it for free on Kindle Unlimited. In addition, you can buy the book a Paperback.

Welcome to my Author Page on Amazon.com

Friday, February 6, 2015

Ana's Stand: Ranked #1 is Christian Fiction

Ana's Stand Ranked #1 By Kindle In Christian Fiction!

On Wednesday, I was humbled when I learned that Ana's Stand was ranked #1 in Christian and #1 for young girls/women. I was thrilled that after my publisher, ZitrO Productions held a free books for one day promotion. Other authors in our publication family were also able to Rank #1 in their individual genre. 


I was humbled when I signed on today and my Kindle account stated that I was ranked #66 in Christian Fiction. In addition, I was ranked #82 in African American Fiction. I have not looked tonight, but I know Ana's courageous story will touch so many hearts. This novel was especially written preteens, teens, young adults, and adults.

I hope Ana will inspire you to take a stand in your own community! I feel blessed to have reached #1, but it never would of happened without my readers who have bought the book. Take a moment to leave an honest review. I still need a STREET TEAM to help with promotions online and offline, so If you interested in helping contact me on Facebook or through this blog. 



Available on Kindle Unlimited
Published By ZitrO Publications


Monday, February 2, 2015

Ana's Stand: Available Now

Learn More About Ana's Stand



Author Crystal S.Kauffman
Cover Designed By, Nikki Ortiz
Published by ZitrO Publications


This is an inspirational yet dramatic story about Ana, an African American teenage girl, who took a stand against school violence. Ana and her best friend Nikki felt completely helpless against the prejudice, racism, and bigotry that they were forced to endure. The teenagers reached out for help to stop the school violence, but the violence followed them home. Ana felt so helpless after she almost lost her best friend that day, as well as dealing with the emotional pain and the aftermath. Ana decided to take a stand against school violence in her school. Follow her journey to making a difference.

Let Ana inspire you to make your own stand against school violence!
Buy Paperback
Available on Kindle Unlimited
Published By ZitrO Publications


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Have a blessed week.



Thursday, January 29, 2015

Ana's Stand-Cover Reveal


Cover Designed by Nikki Ortiz with ZitrO Publications

 
My First Published Novel!!!!

Ana's Stand will available in Kindle e-book format, or paperback version on Feb 1st, 2015. I will provide links, once they become available.





About Ana's Stand


This is an inspirational yet dramatic story about Ana, an African American teenage girl, who took a stand against school violence. Ana and her best friend Nikki felt completely helpless against the prejudice, racism, and bigotry that they were forced to endure. The teenagers reached out for help to stop the school violence, but the violence followed them home. Ana felt so helpless after she almost lost her best friend that day, as well as dealing with the emotional pain and the aftermath. Ana decided to take a stand against school violence in her school. Follow her journey to making a difference.


Let Ana inspire you to make your own stand against school violence!





Please share as much as you can and if you would like to on my Street Team, please add me as a friend me on Facebook and let me know. (XOXOXO)


More Novels Coming Soon!




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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Information About My Novel "Ana's Stand"


Author Crystal S Kauffman
 
I am so excited! My first novel Ana's Stand will be out on Feb. 1st, 2015. I will need everyone's help to get the word out about my new novel. I will post the book cover, once it has been made available.

Ana's Stand will available in e-book format or paperback version. I am so thankful for everyone's help in promoting and purchasing this book, as it becomes available on Feb. 1st, 2015. Please share as much as you can and if you would like to on my Street Team, please add me as a friend me on Facebook and let me know. (XOXOXO)


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About Ana's Stand

This is an inspirational yet dramatic story about Ana, an African American teenage girl, who took a stand against school violence. Ana and her best friend Nikki felt completely helpless against the prejudice, racism, and bigotry that they were forced to endure. The teenagers reached out for help to stop the school violence, but the violence followed them home. Ana felt so helpless after she almost lost her best friend that day, as well as dealing with the emotional pain and the aftermath. Ana decided to take a stand against school violence in her school. Follow her journey to making a difference.


Let Ana inspire you to make your own stand against school violence!




Support Your Local Authors




Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Rachel Rae: Pieces of Me


NO ONE SAID THE GAME OF LOVE WAS FAIR

Reese Farris thought she had it all as a happily married woman until she discovered her husband’s recent infidelity. Bryce Farris naively believed that the grass was greener on the other side until he found out otherwise. Follow the story of Reese and Bryce as one tries to put together the pieces of a broken heart while the other tries to keep their life from falling apart. Pain. Deceit. Betrayal. No one said the game of love was fair.

Meet Rachel Rae

Available On Kindle

Buy your own copy today

Jessica Simmons: The Billionaire's Captive Mistress

When Michelle Ortiz was evicted from Dorian's life with no more than a pair of earrings and a shattered heart to show for it, she never expected she'd be looking into his face again. Yet here she was, begging for help. She only hoped she could keep one major secret from him...

Dorian Johnston was in constant control of his life. So when he ended his relationship with Michelle, he never thought in a million years he'd see her again. But she was crawling back to him, needing his help...and he was determined to have her once more, all of her, regardless of the cost...

Meet Jessica Simmons

Available on Kindle


Buy your copy today in paperback or e-book version.


Monday, January 19, 2015

Introducing Hellborne: How Do You Serve A Vessel?

"In Matt Harrill's latest, the bad guys refuse to die. Hell is breaking loose, and no one is safe. All in all, it makes for a damned fine tale!" David Farland, New York Times Bestselling Fantasy Author.

Heavily pregnant, Eva Scott finds herself challenged from all sides. Her husband Madden is not the man he was. Her mind is overburdened with the dreadful visions witnessed mere months before. Her new-found allies the ARC Council are prepared to turn against her unless she meets their demands.

Above all, Eva feels she is being led on a path by a powerful, faceless forces, almost within touching distance, always in the shadows.

Join Eva as she battles against time to uncover the answers and seeks to find a safe haven to deliver her baby.

HELLBORNE: FOLLOW YOUR INSTINCT

Meet Matthew

Author Matthew Harrill's Kindle Page 




Book Excerpt


Eva screamed, and everybody in the room went silent.
In an instant, Madden was at her side. “Eva, what is it? What did you see?”
Beyond words, unsure of whether this was reality, and still smelling the stench of decayed flesh, Eva pointed at the window.
“There’s something out there,” warned Swanson, following her gaze.
Before anybody could stop him, Madden leapt to his feet, the force of his movement whipping the air past Eva’s face. Gila tried to shout a warning, but Madden was out of the door and round to the window in moments. He appeared at a distance, as if chasing something or somebody, but then stopped and turned back. Approaching the window he shrugged and mouthed the word ‘Nothing’.
“So two of you saw someone out there?” Madden asked when he re-entered the hall. He knelt next to Eva, holding her hand.
“There was somebody out there, peering in from the side when I heard Eva scream,” Swanson argued. “I stake my reputation on it. Eva, what did you see?”
Sure now that she was safe, Eva said, “Death. Fire. The end of this
place. I saw the Behemoth. It hungers for me.”

New Release by ZitrO Productions: Confessions of a Scorned Baby Mama

What do you do when you're fed up with your baby daddy? Angeleese Warner had finally reached a breaking point after discovering her man, Terrence’s dirty, little secret. Torn between trying to keep their relationship from going downhill, Angeleese is unsure if they’re destined for longevity.

When tragedy suddenly strikes, she’s left alone to pick up the pieces to her broken heart and keep it pushing. Will Angeleese ever meet a good man, or is she destined to keep returning to her comfort zone—her baby daddy?

Can Terrance make it work with Angeleese for the sake of their children? Or will a new woman in the horizon alter everyone’s plans?


Meet Author Marina J.


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New Release from ZitrO Publications: The Heart of Justice

Childhood lovers, Justice and Rocky, shared a bond that seemed unbreakable until Rocky is suddenly locked up. The devastation from the loss leaves Justice feeling broken.

Enters Damien, a successful entrepreneur who seems to have it all but there’s just one thing he’s lacking—true love.

When faced with a heart wrenching decision, Justice is forced to come face to face with her past. The fight for her heart will lead to pain, jealousy, and insanity. But as they say, all is fair in love and war….. 

Author Jerrona Campbell Kindle Page

Buy your copy of "The Heart of Justice" in paper back or e-book version.


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Introducing Author Rachel Rae

Zitro Productions-Author


Rachel Rae is a new up and coming author with two freshly released books. Within 5 months both novels have been on the Amazon's Top 100 best sellers list.
She still resides in Houston Texas. She plans on continuing to be a hard worker, as well as a great mother. Rachel will also be writing more fantastic urban fiction novels.
She is a proud member of the ZitrO Publications Family

Hellbounce: Demons Don't Always Hide in the Dark

Hellbounce: The ARC Chronicles Part 1

As a psychologist in a prison hospital, Eva Ross had always dealt with her share of sinners. The corrupt, the insane, their minds were all hers to unlock.


But when those around her, those she trusted with her life start to exhibit the same characteristics, she is forced to turn to a stranger, a man whose name she is incapable of even remembering, for sanctuary. 


Follow Eva as she crosses continents to unlock the answers, and her eventual destiny. Hellbounce. 


Demons don't always hide in the dark



PS: I am currently reading this book and I love it! Look for my review soon.



Author Matthew Harrill Kindle Page 


Excerpt from the Book


"Eva woke to the sound of the television churning out early morning commercials. She sighed.
“Another morning, another hotel.” It seemed to her that since Worcester, she had lost all sense of identity. Not all of that had been because of the anonymity that radiated from Madden, but it had had an effect. With the revelations in her life, she had had no choice.
Throwing on some clothes, Eva opened the curtain and delighted in what Madden had promised would be a spectacular view. The Chattanooga National Park, dominated by the majestic Lookout Mountain lay in front of her. Forests at the base led to scrub and tree-laden slopes, with the grey behemoth dominating the middle. Even from this far away, it made Eva feel insignificant.

It was not the first time in the past few days she had felt that way. Since waking up in the shadow of Mount Rogers a few days ago, their travel had been bordered by mountains the whole way. Even when Madden had insisted they detour to stop at an old friend’s house in Knoxville, it turned out to be the grandest of mansions. Then the friend had insisted that despite Eva’s urgency, they take a trip into the Smoky Mountains. She could not avoid feeling small and out of control."


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My Favorite Horror Author: Matthew Harrill

Horror Author Matthew W Harrill was born in Bristol in May 1976, during what was referred to in the United Kingdom as ‘that long hot summer’. Growing up in the town of Yate, he lived with his parents, sister and numerous pets, attending ‘The Ridge Junior School’.

At age 11, he was lucky enough to gain a place at Bristol Grammar School, a respected establishment in the city for over 450 years. Following the conclusion of his schooling, and picking up A-levels in Biology, Geography and Economics, he attended the University of Southampton where he received a 2:1 Honours Degree in Geology following three years study.

Matt has had various jobs over the years. Barkeep, labourer, cleaner, commercial motor insurer. The jobs that have become most important were the simple shop floor assistant at Tesco, since it is where he met his partner of 20 years (and wife of 11 years) Tricia, and the current job at Xerox where he has been implementing stock option and share plans for over a decade. The latter has allowed the bills to be paid so that he can write.

The writing began with a short story in 1999 that expanded continuously until it took on a life of its own and became ‘The Focus Stone’, book 1 of an Epic Fantasy series entitled ‘The Tome of Law’. A second book, ‘The Path of Dreams’ was completed and released, and then for various reasons, came a break in writing with the third installment ‘The Pages of Consequence’ only half finished (and set to remain so unless his publisher REALLY pesters him).

Matt currently lives in the town of Chipping Sodbury, on the edge of the Cotswold Hills, with his wife and 4 children.

If you love fiction and a good horror book, then look no further than Matthew's HellBounce and HellBorne.

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