Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Salted With Fire blog tour

Hi everyone! Hope your summer's going with a swing. I'm still on a semi-break from blogging, but I always have time to help out my lovely author friends. So today I'm pleased to host another lovely friend, Nancy LaRonda Johnson, who has recently released her second book, which looks like a cracking collection of flash fiction and poetry. I plan to get my hands on it soon. So with no further ado, here's Nancy...

Salted With Fire

Black magic, murder, insanity… humor, honor and devotion. Salted With Fire is a journey of flash fiction and poetry that shows my writing transformation from worldly to wanting to please God.

Flash fiction is my passion; poetry is my release. I love creating a complete story, with a beginning, middle and end, with twists, drama, compassion and horror, all under 1000 words. Salted With Fire isn’t just a book of stories and poetry, it is my journey as a writer, from writing only for the mere joy of it regardless of the message, to writing stories that highlight God’s will for people, even if the stories are not religious in nature.

Inside are fifteen flash fiction pieces and twelve poems with full-color pictures, and short Biblical discussions after each story.


Nancy LaRonda Johnson has written short stories, poetry and personal journals most of her life, and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Juris Doctorate. A probation officer by day, she strives during her off-hours to write interesting characters who make it through trying times. Her first book, the literary Christian speculative novel Anticipation of the Penitent, about a serial killer and his mother, reached the finals in the Indie Publishing Contest sponsored by the San Francisco Writer’s Conference 2012. Salted With Fire is her second publication. She is working on several projects, including a sequel to Anticipation of the Penitent. Visit her website at

Flash fiction one-liners from Salted With Fire:
Too Bad! Too Late!
What would you do if you found a skeleton in your closet?

Secondary Illness
There’s a bit of insecurities – and madness – in all of us.

Sometimes You Get Shot
If you don’t consider the consequences of your actions, Sometimes You Get Shot.

When Sal doesn’t get paid… there is always Notorious Natalie.

Career Day
Experience the breakdown of one classroom on this special day.

You Are Not Going To Believe This
Perilous things happen when Mr. Titan Talé is not heard.

You Wanna Be a Funambulist?
Once you understand what that means, will you wanna be one?

Marcus would traverse the country to save his daughter.

Finding that special, peaceful moment can be dangerous.

Quarter To
When Perry doesn’t heed the warning, he puts everything at risk.

Braden’s Pop
Henry will risk looking like a fool to save his town.

Will Sandra learn in time before she totally loses it?

The X’es Mark the Spots
Two holes in the backyard; four places set for dinner….

The Other Side
Harry Montgomery drags through his days, until one special boy enters his life.

My Boaz
Some imaginations will cause even God to come in response.

Also enjoy Biblical discussions and twelve poems in Salted With Fire.

.99 cent eBook! – Available in print and eBook:

Sounds good, right? AND, Nancy also has a giveaway!

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Christine Rains - The Ghost blog tour

Hello everyone! It's time for the release of Christine's very last book in her fantastic 13th Floor series, The Ghost. I've been happy to host Christine for every release so of course I was going to be part of her final tour! Here's all the details you need to know (with another gorgeous cover, of course):


The 13th Floor series has an amazing variety of villains. From the diabolical mastermind to the unrepentant thug to the evil within. The final book of the series pits the heroes against an unseen fiend that sets its sights on the 13th floor itself. This monster isn't as mighty as Vetis or a genius like the Governor, but what makes it the most frightening is that it's driven blindly by the primal need to feed.

The fiend is never named nor does anyone ever hear it. It can't be reasoned with and nothing will deter it from its target. All the monster knows is unrelenting hunger. It feeds off the energy or life force of whatever tickles its appetite. Usually that's the most powerful being or thing within reach.

Chiharo Black is a ghost, and she shines with a brilliant essence. Nothing has ever terrified her, not even dying. Yet when this creature of unappeasable hunger grabs hold of her, she faces a waking nightmare. Chiharo is a sweet and smart phantom. The fact she can't use logic to help her get rid of this monster challenges her as nothing has before. It doesn't help that she's shiny and delicious in the fiend's eyes.

Villains that are intelligent give heroes the chance to reason with them, talk their way out of a bad situation, or, at least, distract them with words. There's always that small ray of hope because both sides can talk to one another. Yet when they're faced with a destructive primal desire, nothing is more frightening than a hungry monster.

Have you read any other books or watched movies where the villain was an unstoppable primal need?

Title: The Ghost (The 13th Floor series, #6)
Author: Christine Rains
Genre: paranormal romance
Release date: July 13th, 2013


Chiharo Black lives with six supernatural tenants in a haunted building's mysterious thirteenth floor. Of course, no one knows she's there except the cats. Being a ghost can be a bit frustrating and lonely, but it isn't as bad as her mother made it out to be.

Until another ghost intrudes on her territory. Jeremy Emerson wants revenge on the vampire that killed him and won't stop until he has it. To top it off, a nightmarish shade sneaks in and leeches the energy from the building's residents before setting its sights on Chiharo and the thirteenth floor. She can't decide which one is more frightening: the one wanting to eat her soul or the one who might win her heart.

Chiharo must convince Jeremy to stand with her against the hellish parasite. If they cannot work together, the greedy fiend will not only drain their energy but everything that supports the thirteenth floor's existence.

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Author Bio:
Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she's not writing or reading, she having adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She's a member of Untethered Realms and S.C.I.F.I. The 13th Floor series is her first self-published series. She has eight novellas and twenty-one short stories published.