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Yecheilyah’s Book Reviews – Southern Horror Stories by Lisa W. Tetting

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A huge Thank You to my girl EC for this AWESOME review of my short story collection Southern Horror Stories!

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Title: Southern Horror Stories

Author: Lisa W. Tetting

Print Length: 68 pages

Publication Date: October 26, 2017

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

ASIN: B076WW49KN

*I received a copy of this book as a gift from the author*

Almost 400 years ago, the first enslaved Blacks, arrived in the Virginia colony at Point Comfort on the James River. Spanish records suggest that the enslaved were captured in the Portuguese colony of Angola. At first, the number of enslaved taken was small. In about 1650, however, with the development of plantations on the newly colonized Caribbean Islands and American mainland, the trade grew.

But what if things had turned out differently? What if the enslaved could exact immediate vengeance on their oppressors and gain their freedom with help from the ancestors? That is essentially the theme connecting six short stories in Lisa W. Tetting’s short story collection, Southern Horror Stories.

Each…

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Christmas Kisses Indie Shine – Kellie Hart

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Kellie Shine

Welcome to a special edition of Indie Shine, a place for Rebirthoflisa to shine a ‘spotlight’ on indie artists. Today we are celebrating the Book Release of the much anticipated Christmas Kisses Anthology! We are welcoming a new author each hour as they Takeover the Indies Ink Indie Party Room. Right now we have Kellie Hart! Let’s get started.

Bio

KELLIE HART_FACEBOOK_PROFILE_GLITTERBy day, I am a sedate, however accomplished, young adult novelist. By night, though, I become a foul-mouthed vixen with a penchant for expensive coffee, thrift shop clothing, and bad ‘80s comedy and scifi. (P.S. I really, really like cats, unicorns, and anything that glitters/glows/shits glitter while glowing. Just sayin’.) All in all, morphing into a dispenser of romance is a natural outlet for my talents. Or, so I hope.

Anyway, if I can leave you with anything, ladies, it’s that I took a chance in writing Bombshell (Up-close & Personal Novella No. 1). It’ll either sink or swim. You’ll love it or hate it. But you know what? In the end, I threw a middle finger to the life I knew, and I stepped out on faith that something, anything, could happen from telling Jacque’s story in Bombshell. In telling hers, I kinda sorta told mine, too. So, let’s all take her mama’s advice, shall we?

Just live. Every damn day: LIVE.

-Kellie H<3rt

Q & A 

Why do you write Romance? 
I write romance to *feel.* I’m not an overtly emotional person, and when I step into the shoes of my characters, my heart does this little pitter-patter thing that I love. It’s a high a chase everyday, and writing romance helps me feel it whenever I want!
Tell us about your story in the Christmas Kisses Anthology. 
kellie1My story, Full Monty, in the Christmas Kisses Anthology stars Montague Cotton and Amelia Sherwood, known to me as “Monty and Millie.” Their story begins somewhere between Knockout, the second book in my Up-Close and Personal Series, and Hot Rod, the third installment. Monty and Millie will receive their own sassy, sweet, and sexy story in Fox Trot, coming 2018. These two are wickedly hilarious and perfectly prove that “opposites attract.” Here’s the blurb for “Full Monty:” When naive and quirky Millie Sherwood walks into New Orleans’ most popular strip club on Christmas Eve, she never expects to meet the sexy, smooth talkin’ Monty Cotton. She also doesn’t expect to awake on Christmas morning, in his bed, with no clue as to how she got there. Though nothing happened the night before, Monty is convinced Millie is more than willing to join him on the naughty list. What Monty discovers when he finally gets to unwrap Millie makes him realize she may be the best Christmas gift of all. For Monty and Millie, Santa never comes early. 😉
Who inspires you? 
I am inspired by my own journey, and I don’t say that to be as effin narcissistic as possible. Each of my female leads–Jacquie, Char, Carey, and now Millie–are an extension of my self. For example, Jacquie is a plus-sized suicide girl, like me, and Char suffers from anxiety that comes across as awkward humor, much like myself. Their romantic interests are based on my celebrity crushes. Monty, who stars in Full Monty, was inspired by the fine ass of Dacre Montgomery!
What do you consider your “Masterpiece” at this time? 
My “masterpiece” is Knockout, book two of the Up-Close & Personal Series. I wrote this book based on my own journey with anxiety, and it took me a least twenty drafts to get it just right. Now, I read Char’s story, and I cry because it’s so raw and so funny, and my readers have told me they do the same.
What is your motto in life? 
Just live–it’s a theme running through Bombshell and Knockout especially. We only have so much time, so don’t worry. JUST LIVE.
Name your wildest dream. The one you can not imagine achieving, but would love for it to come true.
I would love to be an author on the level of Colleen Hoover or Alice Clayton. They each are so wild and funny, and they are a reader’s best friend. To live their lives, I can only imagine!
What is your favorite quote?
“It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone.” -Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince
When it is all said and done, what would you like to be remembered for? 
I would love to remembered for my heart. I’m a crusty old bag on the outside, but on the inside, I’m goo… and I love everybody I meet. I really mean that, and I hope when I’m long gone when some asks, “How did Kellie love?” they’ll easily know the answer. (Listen to “How Do You Love?” by Shinedown if you haven’t!)
Tell us about your next project and when will it be available to the public? 
My next novella is HOT ROD, and it hits Amazon on December 19th! I’m so excited for thekellie2 world to Carey and Atticus!! Here’s the blurb for Hot Rod: THE BRITISH INVASION IS HERE, AND HE’S GOT SUPERMAN HAIR. At my best friend’s wedding a few months ago, I laid eyes on the most beautiful man I have ever seen. All dressed up in a tux, he was a sexy Clark Kent wannabe–tall, dark, and handsome. Then, when he opened his mouth, Atticus Sherwood revealed himself to be as British as a fucking crumpet. Yeah, I should’ve taken a bite out of him, but he left before I could nibble his fine English muffin. Now, Atticus is back in New Orleans. Before I know it, his tongue has me screaming the Queen’s name, and my heart is crying out for more than a torrid affair with this bed-breaking Brit. There’s just one little problem: love broke me once before, and I swore to myself I wouldn’t let it happen again. Is taking a leap with Atticus worth the risk? Maybe I just need to trust I’ve finally found my own Superman to catch me when I fall. Thank God he doesn’t come faster than a speeding bullet. 😉
Where can fans purchase your work?
Everything I write is available for Amazon Kindle. All of my novellas are free for Kindle Unlimited members!

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Christmas Kisses Indie Shine – Sophia Peony

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Sophia Shine

Welcome to a special edition of Indie Shine, a place for Rebirthoflisa to shine a ‘spotlight’ on indie artists. Today we are celebrating the Book Release of the much anticipated Christmas Kisses Anthology! We are welcoming a new author each hour as they Takeover the Indies Ink Indie Party Room. Right now we have Sophia Peony! Let’s get started.

Bio

In 6th grade I wanted to be a singer. In high school I wanted to be a lawyer, an astronaut and then a house wife when I thought I was going to marry my high school sweetheart. Then I wanted to be a pilot but found out I was too short to fly. So I decided to become a photographer. When that didn’t work out, I decided to be a writer.

Q & A

Why do you write Romance? 
Because I love happily ever after.
Tell us about your story in the Christmas Kisses Anthology. 
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Just in Time for Christmas
Neighbors who have had the hots for each other finally get the chance to take their relationship to the next step.
Who inspires you? 
My grandmother, Norma.
What do you consider your “Masterpiece” at this time? 
A mafia romance I’d written last year that had not seen the light of day.
What is your motto in life? 
I’ll wing it.
Name your wildest dream. The one you can not imagine achieving, but would love for it to come true. 
Marrying Chris Pine! lol
What is your favorite quote?
Just do it.
When it is all said and done, what would you like to be remembered for? 
Being kind, funny and thoughtful.
Tell us about your next project and when will it be available to the public? 
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My debut book outside of the Christmas Kisses anthology, is Love in the Spotlight and will be out January 11, 2018.
Where can fans purchase your work? 
Amazon, but it will be available on other platforms too.

Social Media

Facebook: Sophia Peony

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Christmas Kisses Indie Shine – Kathryn Denman

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Welcome to a special edition of Indie Shine, a place for Rebirthoflisa to shine a ‘spotlight’ on indie artists. Today we are celebrating the Book Release of the much anticipated Christmas Kisses Anthology! We are welcoming a new author each hour as they Takeover the Indies Ink Indie Party Room. Right now we have Kathryn Denman! Let’s get started.

 

Kathryn’s contribution to Christmas Kisses is called Seal’d With a Kiss. Taylor is brought in to investigate missing funds. When Gwen is implicated, he must choose between his head and his heart.

Kathryn

Social Media

Facebook: @kathryn.gore.7

All proceeds from the sale of this book go to the Dressember Foundation. TO purchase your copy of Christmas Kisses click the picture below:

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Christmas Kisses Indie Shine -Katy Ames

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Welcome to a special edition of Indie Shine, a place for Rebirthoflisa to shine a ‘spotlight’ on indie artists. Today we are celebrating the Book Release of the much anticipated Christmas Kisses Anthology! We are welcoming a new author each hour as they Takeover the Indies Ink Indie Party Room. Right now we have Katy Ames! Let’s get started.

Bio

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Katy Ames has spent most of her life on the East Coast and hopes to spend more of it in the UK. In part, so she can indulge in her serious plaid obsession. There isn’t a teenage drama on the CW or a period British TV show she hasn’t binge-watched at least twice. And she can be persuaded to do most things with the promise of bourbon, coffee, chocolate, or a nap, not necessarily in that order. Katy is mom to a small human who has an obscene amount of energy and a blissful ability to ignore swear words, and wife to a man whose reading habits are far too serious. Katy and her family reside in Washington, D.C., a city she where never planned to live and loves so much she’d be happy to talk about for hours. Just ask.

Katy writes contemporary romances that feature heroes who are strong but not so silent, heroines who aren’t afraid to kick ass, and stories that get a little messy before they end happily ever after.

Q & A

Why do you write Romance? 
I love the HEA, and the escape from the stress of our current world. But the reason I come back to the genre time and time again is because it’s empowering. Because in a world in which women’s sexuality is almost exclusively portrayed through the eyes of men, the majority of romance is written for women by women about women. Young women, older women, single, married, divorced, widowed, college-educated, high-school drop-outs, women who have kids, women who don’t want kids, women who have loved, women who have never been loved in return but are about to be. And women who love having sex. Maybe they don’t know they love sex, maybe at the start of the story they’ve never had sex, or never had an orgasm, or don’t even know what one is. But by the end of the books, goddamn, the ladies are having a f*cking blast. Literally. And I love creating a world where the heroine is strong, smart, and kick-ass, sometimes even a little more than the hero. A world where the ability to love and be loved and enjoy sex are not mutually exclusive. A world in which we can learn a little bit about how the reality of women’s sexuality should be while taking a break from the reality we call life.
Tell us about your story in the Christmas Kisses Anthology. 
Katy Ames teaserNot So Silent Night When Jack insists he and Sadie spend a quiet Christmas night at home, just the two of them, it’s because he has a plan. A surprise. Maybe even more than one. And he’s so excited to make his wife’s biggest holiday wish come true. But you know what they say about best laid plans… From the moment the couple gets home, nothing goes the way Jack expects. Because, little does he know, his event planner wife has cooked up a surprise of her own. But that’s the magic of the holidays. Sometimes the best gifts are the ones we never see coming.
Who inspires you? 
I’m inspired every day by the other authors and readers I meet in the romance community. I don’t think I’ve ever come across such a diverse, dynamic, supportive, and passionate group of people in any other avenue of my life. And it’s inspiring to be surrounding by people who are always dreaming, always striving, and are often so willing to take a break from what their doing to help another member of the community.
What do you consider your “Masterpiece” at this time?
My current “masterpiece” (putting it very loosely) is the book I’m releasing in January, “After the Storm.” It’s a bit darker than my previous books, but the emotion is high and the hero and heroine break and remake my heart every time I dive into the story. At the moment, they are definitely the couple closest to my heart and the book that gives the most “feels,” as we say.
What is your motto in life?
Work hard and be nice to people.
Name your wildest dream. The one you can not imagine achieving, but would love for it to come true. 
It’s actually fairly simple. I’d love to move back to London with my family. I lived there once, years and years ago, and I feel more at home there than most places on earth. But with family and job obligations in the U.S., it seems incredibly unlikely that I’ll ever live there again. Will have to settle for visits in the future! Oh, and being fluent in Spanish, French and Italian. Which will definitely never happen!
What is your favorite quote? 
Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood. Daniel Burnham.
When it is all said and done, what would you like to be remembered for?
For being a source of comfort and happiness, particularly to my family and friends. And for knowing how to throw a good party 🙂
Tell us about your next project and when will it be available to the public? 
“After the Storm,” the third standalone in my Seven Winds Series releases January 18,after-the-storm-teaser-cover 2018. Tristan Hurst is tired of running. He’s spent every day since he was 16 trying to escape the consequences of one inexplicable, horrible night. So when his cousin buys a Caribbean resort and offers him a job away from the family firm, Tristan jumps at the chance to leave behind his intolerable father and the life he barely lives.
Tessa Armstrong has a plan and moving to a tropical island isn’t part of it. But when she lands the position of head pastry chef at a luxury hotel, she can’t pass it up. A new country, a new kitchen. And a fresh start far away from the secrets that are becoming harder to ignore. On an island where neither expected to end up, Tessa and Tristan discover something they’ve always wanted: a safe haven. And when friendship becomes something more, they think they’ve landed in paradise. But there’s a storm coming, and the secrets they’ve worked so hard to escape aren’t far behind. And with them, a truth that has the power to wash away a love they never dreamed to find.
Where can fans purchase your work? 
After the Island and After the Fall are both for sale on Amazon (and free on KU). After the Storm will available on Amazon & KU starting January 18, 2018. I also write #ChooseYourOwnRomance, a weekly serial I publish on Instagram in which readers get to vote on how Eden and Jude’s romance continues (or does’t!) chapter to chapter. Join in the fun every Thursday on Instagram @katyamesbooks.

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Website:katyamesbooks.com

 

All proceeds from the sale of this book go to the Dressember Foundation. To purchase your copy of Christmas Kisses click the picture below:

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Christmas Kisses Indie Shine – Kassandra Klay

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Kassandra Shine

Welcome to a special edition of Indie Shine, a place for Rebirthoflisa to shine a ‘spotlight’ on indie artists. Today we are celebrating the Book Release of the much anticipated Christmas Kisses Anthology! We are welcoming a new author each hour as they Takeover the Indies Ink Indie Party Room. Right now we have Kassandra Klay! Let’s get started.

Bio

I’m a southern gal brought up on good southern food and strong personal values. Two years ago, I fell in love with romance novels decided to start my writing career. I’m a fairly new author with a focus on Contemporary and Romantic Suspense.

Q & A

Why do you write Romance? 

I was inspired by Syliva Day and Meredith Wild. There books opened me to the idea of writing.  I love having the ability to build and nurture a love story while providing a great reading experience.  I’m just a hopeless romantic at heart

Tell us about your story in the Christmas Kisses Anthology. 

Kassandra1My book is titled Sexy Scrooge. The book follows Angelina who is an assistant to the owner of Cole Media whom she likes to call Evanezer. Evan doesn’t appreciate anything she does but she keeps working there because she secretly has a crush on Evan. Evan is just a miserable business owner focused on the bottom line.  He has been attracted to Angelina since the day her met her but his actions at the corporate Christmas Party could cost him is only chance at winning her heart.

Who inspires you? 

Syliva Day, Meredith Wild, The K-Team (Katy Ames and Kathryn Denman) My local RWA Chapter DSRA authors, and the love of my life my husband.

What do you consider your “Masterpiece” at this time? 

I believe my masterpiece is a current work in process. It’s a second chance romance focused on a heroine who just lost her mother and a hero who has been hired to protect her.  I along with others who have read a few chapters believe its my best work to date.

What is your motto in life? 

Fight for your dreams and never give up. We spend so much of our life doing things that make us unhappy.  I believe if you have a dream you should go for it because you may never get another chance to pursue your dreams. Becoming a successful well known author is a dream for me and I’m determined to  make my dreams a reality.

Name your wildest dream. The one you can not imagine achieving, but would love for it to come true. 

To be as successful as Sylvia Day.

What is your favorite quote? 

“Reasons are excuses and excuses are unacceptable” Author unknown

When it is all said and done, what would you like to be remembered for? 

For never giving up and for always having love and compassion for others.

Tell us about your next project and when will it be available to the public? 

I have a 6 book serial called Ambition.  The serial cliffhangers but I promise an HEA in book six. Book one is available free on Book Funnel

Where can fans purchase your work? 

Right now I am exclusive to Amazon.

Social Media

Facebook: Kassandra Klay

All proceeds from the sale of this book go to the Dressember Foundation.To purchase your copy of Christmas Kisses click the picture below:

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