.@darciahelle interviews Eden Baylee for QUIET FURY BOOKS #FridayReads

I was interviewed by Quiet Fury Books, home of suspense author, Darcia Helle.

She hosts a wonderful interview series called #FridayReads and I was honored to be part of it.

While I write the second book in my trilogy starring Dr. Kate Hampton, read up on my first novel, Stranger at Sunset and other interesting tidbits related to its main character.

The book is 99 cents until end of summer, so grab it before A Fragile Truce (book 2) comes out!

You can read my interview here, and be sure to connect to Darcia too!

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Connect to Darcia Helle

Darcia Helle

WebsiteBlog | Facebook

Twitter @darciahelle | Amazon author page

Darcia Helle lives in a fictional world with a husband who is sometimes real. Their house is ruled by spoiled dogs and cats and the occasional dust bunny.

Suspense, random blood spatter and mismatched socks consume Darcia’s days. She writes because the characters trespassing through her mind leave her no alternative. Only then are the voices free to haunt someone else’s mind.

 Join Darcia in her fictional world via her website. The characters await you.


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Help author @RBwood celebrate his 50th Word Count Podcast – JOIN IN!

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So … I’ve had the very good fortune of writing and reading for R.B. (Richard) Wood’s podcast for numerous episodes. It’s been a terrific way to hone my writing skills, and I’ve met wonderful authors in the process.

Now, the Word Count Podcast is celebrating its 50th episode! Here are its stats so far!

242 original stories

73 distinct authors


You can be part of this historical 50th episode by writing for it. There is still time, as I’m plotting my story as I type this. The deadline for the submission is Sept 4th, and it will be available to download on Sept 12, 2015—five years to the date that Richard released Episode ONE!

The theme is simple:  “50.” 

Just do it! What do you have to lose? It’s a GREAT way to get exposure for your writing.

Learn more here and be sure to connect to Richard too. He is SO COOL, and he will make your story shine!

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Music Monday and Jimi Hendrix

When Jimi Hendrix headlined Woodstock in 1969, he was the world’s highest-paid performer at the time.  A year later, he died from an accidental drug-related overdose.

No list of great musicians who perished at age 27 would be complete without Hendrix, considered the best electric guitarist of all time.

Here is one of his best known songs, “Purple Haze.”

Jimi Hendrix died Sept. 18, 1970.



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New Release by #suspense author @JasonCMcintyre ~ ZED

Friend and author, Jason McIntyre has a new release, and I’m thrilled to highlight it.

ZED is finally here!

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It’s the fourth book in Jason’s Dovetail Cove series. Each book is a stand-alone read, but if you love Jason’s writing like I do, you will want to read them all. There will be a total of ten books, and each will be written in its own genre.

ZED is a coming-of-age paranormal story with strange tinges of romance and nostalgia for the era of the 1970s.

Please help me in congratulating Jason on his latest book!

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Buy links Amazon US – UK | B & N | Apple

It’s the waning dog days of August, 1975 and Tom Mason’s in Dovetail Cove for the last few weeks of his summer job at the group home. His boss and the home’s owner is Karen Banatyne, one of the wealthiest folks in town. It seems like she’s got it in for Tom; she’s the only one standing in his way as he scrimps for a new camera.

But Karen has her own problems. A regulatory agency might cut off her funding, plus her hubby hasn’t been seen in a few weeks, and she’s not saying why. Most ominous of all, it seems as though something’s hiding in the hot spring north of the main beach and one of Karen’s ‘houseguests’ is about to come face to face with evil. Tom is too.

Connect to Jason

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Website | Twitter @jasoncmcintyre | Facebook | Goodreads

JASON MCINTYRE is the #1 Kindle Suspense author of THE NIGHT WALK MEN, bestsellers ON THE GATHERING STORM and SHED, plus the multi-layered literary suspense THALO BLUE. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and won several awards.

His current release is the full-length follow-up novel to THE NIGHT WALK MEN called THE DEVIL’S RIGHT HAND, available now.

Learn more and connect with the author at http://www.theFarthestReaches.com

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Music Monday and Alan Wilson from Canned Heat

Last week, I blogged about Jim Morrison from The Doors. He passed away at age 27.

Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson died shortly before him at the same age. Co-founder, leader, and primary composer for the American blues band Canned Heat, he played guitar, harmonica, and sang. I featured him once before for his harmonica virtuosity as he’s one of my favorite blues harp players.

Enjoy “Going up the Country” from a unique voice, sadly, gone too soon.

Alan Wilson passed away  September 3, 1970.


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LA PUNK ROCKER by @brooklynandbo hits NUMBER 1! #punkrock

What do you get when you cross a beautiful LA author with multiple writers who lived and experienced a seminal time in music?

You get a book that is climbing the charts and just hit #1. That’s what!

Even Billy Idol commented on it. Wow.

LA Punk Rocker is filled with stories about the influential punk rock era. I’m reading and loving it, and I wasn’t even part of it!

If you’re a fan of music, don’t miss this book, especially not while it’s on sale for only 99 cents right now.

Also, if you are in the LA area, visit Book Soup (Bookseller To The Great & Infamous!) in West Hollywood, Friday October 30 at 7:00pm.

Brenda will be there for a book signing!

Grab your copy of LA Punk Rocker if you haven’t already. It’s a riveting read.

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Buy now from Amazon 

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Fifteen stories from the eighties set in Los Angeles, written by LA Punk Queen Brenda Perlin and her friends who lived every moment of an electric era in the City of Angels. That unique and precious time when punk rock was more than just a rebellion.

This is what Billy Idol had to say about L.A. Punk Rocker…
“Pretty wild chapter on me…maybe u shouldv’e written my book, good luck with it..BFI.”

Inside you’ll discover Billy Idol. Iggy Pop. X. U2. Bad Religion. Tales of local punk rockers on the brink of glorious fame. Late nights at the Roxy. Wild times at the Whiskey with some of the best rock ever. Here you’ll find the in-your-face attitude, the clothes, the fashion, the sex, the music as hard as nails and fast as lightning.

Brenda and her friends were somewhere every night queuing backstage, in hotel rooms with the band, partying on the streets…and avoiding irate parents on school nights!

It’s all here.

LAPunkRocker. The next thing to being there…

Connect to Brenda

brenda perlin

Twitter @brooklynandbo | Amazon author page | Facebook

Brenda Perlin is an independent contemporary fiction author of five titles and numerous short stories. From novels to illustrated books, Brenda evokes passionate responses in her readers by using a provocatively unique writing style. Ever since Brenda was a child, she has been fascinated with the process. She draws her biggest inspiration from Judy Blume who sparked her obsession with pursuing personal expression through prose. Brenda has always lost herself in the world of literature, especially in coffee shops where she documented her ideas on paper napkins.

Her first series, the highly-acclaimed Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles, captures the soul-wrenching conflicts of a couple struggling for emotional fulfillment against those who would keep them apart. Next, Brenda ventured into the realm of graphic novellas with Ty the Bull, a story about a young boy who overcomes bullying, and Alex the Mutt, which explores the journey of love and loss of a beloved dog.

Brenda is diligently working on her next project while sipping hot lattes. She has replaced napkins with a laptop, but her enthusiasm hasn’t waned. All her works are available through Amazon.com and its subsidiaries.


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Music Monday and Jim Morrison

Last week, I blogged about Robert Johnson, blues great who died at age 27 in 1938.

Jim Morrison, poet, songwriter, and lead singer for The Doors met the same fate at 27.

Here’s one of my favourites, the title track from the album LA Woman, released only three months before Jim Morrison’s death in Paris, France.

To this day, a cloud of mystery hangs over the way he died. Was it a heroin overdose, negligence on his girlfriend’s part, or heart failure as cited on the death certificate?

No autopsy was ever performed.

Jim Morrison died July 3, 1971.



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.@AJLlewellyn interviews Eden Baylee for #LeiCrimeKW – Comment to win!

Many thanks to author A.J. Llewellyn for a whacky interview! AJ asked me five thought-provoking questions, and it was so much fun to answer them.

AJ will also be giving away a copy of my book, SEAL of a Monk to one lucky commenter, so hop over and say hi! 

Read my interview by hitting the book graphic below, and good luck!

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Connect to A.J.

aj llewellyn

Website and Blog | Twitter @AJLlewellyn

Amazon Author Page

A.J. Llewellyn lives in California, but dreams of living in Hawaii. Frequent trips to all the islands, bags of Kona coffee in the fridge and a healthy collection of Hawaiian records keep this writer refueled.

A.J’s passion for the islands led to writing a play about the overthrow of Queen Lili’uokalani’s kingdom.

A.J. never lacks inspiration for writing erotic romances but has many other passions: collecting books on Hawaiiana, surfing and spending time with family, friends and animal companions.

A.J. Llewellyn believes that love is a song best sung out loud.

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Music Monday and Robert Johnson

Last week, I blogged about Janis Joplin who passed away at age 27.

Now, I’ll take you way back to another legendary figure who died at this tender age. Robert Johnson was an American blues singer who played mostly on street corners and juke joints. He enjoyed little commercial success or public recognition in his lifetime. It was only after his death that his work reached a wider audience. Many artists, including Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, and Fleetwood Mac cited Johnson as a huge influencer on their music.

I am the proud owner of his double-disc box set called The Complete Recordings—a great buy if you want to listen to more of this important blues singer and guitarist.

Here is “Cross Road Blues,” a song later popularized as “Crossroads” by Eric Clapton with Cream.

Robert Johnson died August 16, 1938, almost 77 years ago.


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.@GreenWizard62 interviews Eden Baylee for The Wizard’s Cauldron

I was interviewed by the mysterious Green Wizard!

He hosts an author interview site out of the UK called The Wizard’s Cauldron. Now … you know I love mysteries, so I had a lot of fun answering the Wizard’s enticing questions and wondering who the heck this man was.

He put together a terrific piece, so hit the graphic below and be whisked away to our interview!

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LA Punk Rocker by Brenda Perlin – includes two new stories from Mark

Oh …

I discovered something too …

The identity of the Green Wizard

He’s also a fan of Bukowski and music


And he’s a sweetheart.

Connect to The Green Wizard 

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Author Mark Barry is the mysterious Green Wizard!

The Wizard’s Cauldron (Author Interview Blog)

 Twitter @GreenWizard62

 Green Wizard Publishing

Amazon Page US | Amazon Page UK

Mark Barry is a multi-genre writer and novelist. His work includes the minor cult hit Ultra Violence about football hooligans at a small Midlands football club and Carla, a quirky, dark, acclaimed romance with shades of Wuthering Heights.

He is the co-designer of the innovative Brilliant Books project aimed at engaging the many, many reluctant readers amongst young people.

He has one son, Matt, on the brink of University, with whom he shares a passion for Notts County Football Club. Fast food, comics, music, reading, his friends on the Independent scene, and horse racing keep him interested and he detests the English Premier League, selfish, narcissistic people and bullies of all kinds.

He is based in Nottingham and Southwell, UK, the scene of most of his fiction.



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Author @TobyWNeal interviews @AuthorGilbert @ChristineNolfi and me for #LeiCrimeKW – Comment to WIN

Last week, the second round of books launched for Toby Neal’s LEI CRIME SERIES on Kindle Worlds. Amongst them, were books by Julie C. Gilbert, Christine Nolfi, and me. We were the three ‘returning’ authors from the initial launch of the series back in April.

Today, we’re interviewed on Toby’s site. Come by, comment, and you’ll have multiple chances to win our books.

Just hit the graphic below and you’re there. Hope to see you! lei crime series Happy Tuesday!

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Music Monday and Janis Joplin

Last week, I blogged about Brian Jones who passed away July 3, 1969 at the age of 27.

He’s one in a long line of musicians who belong to the “Club of 27.”

This week, memories of Janis Joplin and this performance in Monterey of “Ball and Chain.”

She died October 4, 1970.

Have a bright week ahead,



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SEAL of a MONK releases by Eden Baylee for #LeiCrimeKW

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My second novella for the Lei Crime Series on Kindle Worlds launches today!

SEAL of a Monk brings back my main character, Lainey Lee from A Snake in Paradise, with a completely different storyline.

Along with my book are five others that are part of this second wave for the series, based on the books of bestselling author, Toby Neal.

The Shell Seeker by Christine Nolfi

Torn Roots by Scott Bury

Money Makes it Deadlier by Julie C. Gilbert

Coffee and Kukui Nuts by A.J. Llewellyn

Princess Eyes Part 1 and Part 2 by Lucas Kana

Please check out all the books in the series so far

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Huge thanks to the designer of all my covers – JBGraphics who also designed a new website for me in time for the launch.

Check it out here and let me know what you think!


Summary and early reviews for SEAL of a Monk

The ancient jungles of Kauai provide the perfect setting for self-discovery.

Despite the terror she experienced on her last trip, Lainey Lee returns to Hawaii to manage a silent meditation course on the Coconut Coast. Twenty-five women are under her care for ten days in a beautiful and remote location. Lainey expects to find inner peace, but four days into the course, one of the meditators disappears without a trace.

Did the girl leave of her own free will, or was she lured away by a strange cult? Lainey is frantic to answer these questions. As her desperation grows, she finds help from an unexpected source—a retired Navy SEAL named Maximillian Scott.

Now, Lainey has two mysteries to solve: what happened to the missing girl and the case of her own heart. Can she ever trust a man again?

” …blends a little something for everyone in beautiful but deadly Hawaii.”

“It has so many twists and turns plus a surprise ending.”

“…fast moving and entertaining.”

I hope you’ll pick up a copy, and many thanks for your continued support,




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Author @AJLlewellyn reveals COFFEE AND KUKUI NUTS for #LEICrimeKW

Author A.J. Llewellyn will soon be joining the ranks of authors writing for the Lei Crime Series on Kindle Worlds, based on the books of bestselling author, Toby Neal.

Check out A.J.’s amazing cover for COFFEE AND KUKUI NUTS and stay tuned for its release, slated for July 31! 

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Logline: Can Maui explosives expert Abe Torufu trust a stranger with his life?


Hawaiian explosives expert Abe Torufu looks forward to a day trip on Oahu helping his sister Meleny taste-test wedding cakes. Abe loves cake almost as much as malasadas, but something deadly interrupts their plans for butter cream and spongy goodness. A bomb.

Abe unwittingly uncovers a near-fatal plot in a marriage gone awry and soon becomes the target of not one but two hit men. He now requires round-the-clock protection from a U.S. Marshal. But not only is Tony McCracken skinny and shorter than the big Tongan detective, but Abe doesn’t need protection.

Well, that’s until McCracken saves his life in a spectacular way when one of the bad guys finds him. What started as a fun, family day becomes a nightmare and Abe must touch a stranger with his life. Can he? Or is he in big, bad, Hawaiian trouble? Will he live long enough to walk his sister down the flower-strewn, tapa-carpeted aisle, or is there worse to come?

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A.J.’s book will soon be added to the growing list of books for the Lei Crime Series on Amazon US.


Connect to A.J.

aj llewellyn

Website and Blog | Twitter @AJLlewellyn

Amazon Author Page

A.J. Llewellyn lives in California, but dreams of living in Hawaii. Frequent trips to all the islands, bags of Kona coffee in the fridge and a healthy collection of Hawaiian records keep this writer refueled.

A.J’s passion for the islands led to writing a play about the overthrow of Queen Lili’uokalani’s kingdom.

A.J. never lacks inspiration for writing erotic romances but has many other passions: collecting books on Hawaiiana, surfing and spending time with family, friends and animal companions.

A.J. Llewellyn believes that love is a song best sung out loud.

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Author @TobyWNeal releases NIGHTBIRD for the JET series on @kindleworlds

I’m thrilled to highlight the latest release from Toby Neal. She’s the bestselling author who has her own Lei Crime Series on Kindle Worlds. I’ve written for it, so I know it’s an amazing series!

In between Toby’s travels and her own books, she helped launch the JET Kindle Worlds for Russell Blake, a brilliant author I interviewed early on in his career.

If you love Russell’s JET series, you’ll love NIGHTBIRD by Toby.

Read a recent interview Toby did with Russell about NIGHTBIRD, and pick up your copy. It’s available right now! 

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What if Jet had a sister?

Lila Weiss, full time neurobiologist and part time ballerina, has been searching for the little sister she lost through divorce and death. She finds Maya in prison—and a whole lot more, in the brooding presence of a psychological profiler codenamed “Benjamin.” Benjamin sees Lila’s potential value to Israel’s interests and recruits her as an asset for Mossad, giving her a crash course in spycraft, destruction and love that has international repercussions.

“This story has legs.” —Russell Blake

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Connect to Toby

Toby Neal

WebsiteFacebook | Twitter @tobywneal

Amazon author page

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Music Monday and Brian Jones

Last week, I blogged about Amy Winehouse who passed away July 23, 2011 at the age of 27.

She is one in a long line of musicians who belong to the “Club of 27.” It’s uncanny how many of the greats died at that age. Over the next weeks, I’ll revisit their music, which fortunately did not die with them.

Here’s “Ruby Tuesday” with the Rolling Stones, and Brian Jones on the flute.

He passed away July 3, 1969.

Hope you have a sunny week ahead,



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Author Lucas Kana releases PRINCESS EYES for #LEICrimeKW (@rampingpress)

Author Lucas Kana released his novella PRINCESS EYES recently for the Lei Crime Series on Kindle Worlds, based on the books of bestselling author, Toby Neal. He did a unique move and released it in two parts. Find out more about each book and connect to Lucas.

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Princess Eyes Part I

Geeky Honolulu Lieutenant, Michael Stevens, teams up to investigate a series of homicides with Jenna Brooke, a streetwise psychologist for the FBI, which leads to the mysterious disappearance of a local beauty queen known as ‘Princess Eyes.’

Timeline: 10 years before Blood Orchids in a semi-alternate universe where Stevens starts out as a nerd.


princess eyes 2 Princess Eyes Part II

Do serial killers really change their stripes? One of the first cases Michael Stevens tackles quickly goes cold, and haunts him. Six years and nine bodies of beautiful women later, the young lieutenant and his Major Crimes Unit find a new lead in their hunt for The Groom. That’s when things get tricky. Men start dying.

To further complicate matters, he must navigate the newfound emotions he has for his temporary partner, Special Agent Jenna Brooke.

The answers are found in an old mystery surrounding the rape of a local beauty queen known as “Princess Eyes,” but can Stevens and his team get to the truth before the killer strikes again?

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You can find Part I and Part II of Princess Eyes on Amazon.com. It’s available now! flourish

Connect to Lucas

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Author @ChristineNolfi releases THE SHELL SEEKER for #LeiCrimeKW

the shell keeperAuthor Christine Nolfi has released her second book for the  Lei Crime Series on Kindle Worlds.

Her first one, The Shell Keeper, continues to top the charts.

Now the story continues in the The Shell Seeker.

Find out more about the book that’s already the #1 NEW RELEASE on Kindle Worlds! flourish the shell seeker

Available NOW from Amazon US

In South Carolina, there’s more than magic in the air. Now policewoman Lei Texeira must solve the case of the Pirate Necklace. The famed emeralds, spirited in the 1700s from the pirate Blackbeard’s ship, have been snatched once again. This time, the bling was taken from Marie-Therese Belvedere, a woman whose cruelty is only topped by her arrogance. Lei doesn’t care for the icy socialite, but she feels an instant connection with the woman’s stepdaughter. An unlucky star has followed Sydney Belvedere her entire life. If the necklace isn’t found, she’ll lose a treasure more dear than the finest gem. Only the magic of Lei’s intuition stands between Sydney and unspeakable loss.

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 Connect with Christine

christine nolfi

 Website | Twitter @christinenolfi | Goodreads Author Page

Facebook Author Page | Amazon Author Page

Award-winning author Christine Nolfi provides readers with heartwarming and inspiring fiction. Her debut Treasure Me is a Next Generation Indie Awards finalist. The Midwest Book Review lists her books as “highly recommended” and her novels have enjoyed bestseller status. She has also written the manual for writers Reviews Sell Books. Look for her new series, Heavenscribe. Chat with her on Twitter at @christinenolfi and visit her at www.christinenolfi.com.



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Music Monday and AMY Winehouse

Amy Winehouse passed away July 23, 2011. I blogged it here, and it’s hard to believe she’s been gone almost four years.

A new documentary called AMY releases this month, and I’m looking forward to seeing it.

Here’s “Love is a Losing Game.”

Hope you have a sunny week ahead,



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