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Published December 19, 2013 by msbeccaanne

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The Untold Stories by Rhiannon Paille
(The Ferryman and the Flame)
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis:

Skeleton & Dust
In the First Era, before Kaliel and Krishani fell in love, Tor runs. He escapes the Land of Kings and the tyrannical Valtanyana. In the depths of Tempia he forges weapons– The Flames– strong enough to oppose the Kings he betrayed.

Aria, The Amethyst Flame, cannot touch the living or the dead and her kin are silent ghosts. Hidden in a cairn deep in the haunted forest, Aria becomes obsessed with the Ferryman, the only boy who can feel her touch.

Before Aria knows it, The Flames, The Ferryman and Tor are swept up in the first war against the Valtanyana.

Lantern & Poison
Hadwen is no more. The Daed have no choice but to travel to Avrigost to awaken Crestaos. They’re thrown into a whirlwind quest for the Flames, not knowing how ruthless and sadistic Crestaos can be.

Blood & Gold
The Daed are pawns to one of the most powerful members of the Valtanyana. Crestaos is insane, his hunger for the Flames insatiable. The closer the Daed get to achieving his goal, the more expendable they become.

Goodreads: (No direct link to book available) https://www.goodreads.com/series/64303-the-ferryman-and-the-flame

AUTHOR BIO:

Rhi was never a normal girl. Her life was an urban fantasy wrapped in a paranormal romance and served with a side of horror. To escape her everyday weirdness she began writing fantasy. She studied at U of Sedona and MIMT, obtaining a PhD in Metaphysical Science and Parapsychology. She’s married to a chef/comic book shop owner and has a fondness for architecture. She frequents twitter and facebook, but if you really want to get to know her you should visit her site: http://www.yafantasyauthor.com

Author Links:

Website: http://www.yafantasyauthor.com/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4653530.Rhiannon_Paille
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RhiannonPaille
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rhiannonpaille

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Published December 19, 2013 by msbeccaanne

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Book Title: A Tragic Wreck
Author: T.K. Leigh
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 4, 2013
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Synopsis

How can you continue living when you’re living a lie? How can you convince your body to stop feeling, your soul to stop caring, and your heart to stop beating?

Haunted by her past, Olivia Adler flees Boston for a beach in Florida, leaving everyone behind, trying to shut the world out. Remaining a relative recluse in her self-imposed prison, she tries to turn everything off, wanting to feel nothing. But a new acquaintance won’t let that happen. After being away from Alexander for a month, his voice constantly ringing in her head, reminding her that her inability to confront her demons will not only destroy her, but also him, can she really be expected to want to feel again when it brings nothing but pain?

Back in Boston, everywhere he turns, Alexander Burnham is reminded of Olivia… His Olivia… He tries to dull the ache left in his heart the only way he knows how… in the bed of a beautiful woman. But Alexander isn’t about to lose his Olivia. After a clue comes to light regarding Olivia’s whereabouts, can he convince her to return to Boston with him? When a force that has laid dormant for months resurfaces, can Alexander still protect her from the unknown danger? And when Alexander comes face to face with a shadow of both his and Olivia’s past, will he be able to tell her the secret that is threatening to tear them apart?

A Tragic Wreck is the continuation of T.K. Leigh’s heart-breaking Beautiful Mess series.

Excerpt

“Well, then, what do you want from me, Olivia?” he asked loudly, watching her walk away.

She spun around abruptly and searched his eyes. “I don’t want you to always feel like you have to come and help me, Alex,” she whimpered, her throat beginning to close up again, thinking about the man who was no longer hers. “I just want you to stand by my side while I try to help myself.” Her eyes narrowed, staring at him as he remained silent on the busy Boston street. “Do you think you can do that?” She looked at him as snow continued to blanket the sidewalk, desperately wanting him to say that yes, he could do that. That he would stand by her side. That he would forget all about her running out on him. And that he would do anything he could to make sure she never did the same thing again.

But instead, Alexander just stood there and stared, not saying anything.

Several moments passed, the silence deafening. “That’s what I thought.” Her eyes fell as she turned and continued to walk, shivering from the snow and the last shattered pieces of her heart being stomped on.

Alexander tried to open his mouth to say something. Anything. Tell her to wait. Stop. He made a mistake. But nothing came out. He knew he had just let the only woman he would ever truly love walk out of his life. And he did nothing. He watched his entire world fall apart and he didn’t do anything to stop it. All of a sudden, he felt more lonely than he had ever felt in all his thirty years.

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headshot-bw-smallT. K. Leigh, otherwise known as Tracy Leigh Kellam, is a producer / attorney by trade. Originally from New England, she now resides in sunny Southern California with her husband, dog and three cats, all of which she has rescued (including the husband). She always had a knack for writing, but mostly in the legal field. It wasn’t until recently that she decided to try her hand at creative writing and is now addicted to creating different characters and new and unique story lines in the Contemporary Romantic Suspense genre.

When she’s not planted in front of her computer, writing away, she can be found running and training for her next marathon (of which she has run over fifteen fulls and far too many halfs to recall). Unlike Olivia, the main character in her Beautiful Mess series, she has yet to qualify for the Boston Marathon.

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Published December 18, 2013 by msbeccaanne

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Synopsis
After the death of her sister, Renee Davis is rebuilding her life. She has sworn of bad boys, and anyone who reminds her of the man who killed Hailey. Fate has other plans when she sets eyes on the epitome of what she had tried so hard to stay away from; Isaac.
Isaac Ramirez is tatted up, Mexican man who drives a Cadillac. He is a member of San Diego’s exclusive car club, the “Low-Low’s”. When he sets his eyes on Renee, he is determined to have her.
They have an intense and instant connection, but circumstances of the past and present make them question their relationship.
Lies are told.
Tears are cried.
Wounds are reopened.
Will love be lost or can they overcome their obstacles?
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“I might need some help getting all of this out of my hair. Do you know anyone that could help me?” She asked batting her eyes. Fuck, she was going to be the death of me. “I won’t bite I promise, not unless you want me to.” She said, throwing my words back at me that I had said to her before. She started walking back to my room and just before going through the door, she brought her shirt over head and dropped it to the floor without ever looking back at me. It didn’t take me long to make a decision.
By the time I had my clothes off she was already under the water. I could see the outline of her body through the frosted shower door. I swallowed hard before opening it up and joining her. She was facing away from me, and the water was cascading down her back onto that luscious ass of hers. I noticed she had a small tattoo of an angel’s halo, and wings on her left shoulder blade, and it looked sexy on her smooth skin. Stepping in behind her, I grabbed her by the waist. I knew she could feel how hard I already was for her. She pushed her hips back, putting pressure at the base of my dick. Turning around, she pressed herself up against me while she placed her hands around the back of my neck. She let out a soft moan as I rubbed the water around on her back and ass.
“Isaac, I know you said you wanted to wait, but I don’t think I can. I’ve been wanting to rub my hands all over your body since I first laid eyes on you. Please don’t make me wait.” She said in a pleading tone. I was so torn whether to be a good man and wait or to be greedy and make her mine. She must have sensed my inner fight I had going on. “I know we just met and you wanted to show me you could wait, but I need to touch you. We don’t have to have sex, just let me make you feel good.” Her hands were rubbing up and down my arms, and she was running her tongue along my collarbone. Shit, how could I say no to this?
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Allison is a stay at home mother of three young, full of life kids. She’s a proud Military Wife, and is currently living in California. Two pomeranians complete her family.
She was born and raised in Upstate New York. She moved to Colorado Springs where she met her husband her junior year of high school. Although she will always call NY home, she can’t wait to get back to CO after her husband retires.
Growing up she actually hated english class. It was her least favorite subject. It wasn’t until recently that she discovered her love for reading. She would spend hours on her phone, or ipad and read book after book.
One day in September while in the shower, (yes the shower) the idea of Cadillac came to her. She wrote a general outline of the story that day, and that started it for her. That was the beginning of her journey as she is so excited to have made it this far.
Cadillac is her debut novel and she can’t wait for you to meet Isaac and Renee.
She already has plans on writing more.
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MOONBOW by SHEILA HOLLINGHEAD Release Blast

Published December 18, 2013 by msbeccaanne
Happy Release Day to Sheila Hollinghead for her Inspirational Romantic Suspense Novel, Moonbow!! 

Moonbow
By- Sheila Hollinghead
Genre- Inspirational Romantic Suspense

A widow, a doctor, an unborn child. Three lives are at risk in this high stakes suspense. Die Auserwahlten, the Chosen Ones, have impregnated Gisa with an embryonic clone. Is it evil or just a child? It’s up to Dr. Rayden Brooks to untangle the web that keeps them captive and save their lives. But will Gisa trust him?


  


A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR-
Moonbow began as a literal dream. Bless (or curse) my husband. When I told him the strange story, he encouraged me to turn it into a book. I’m not sure if the final manuscript resembles the first shadowy images in the least. Writing morphs and grows into things we cannot imagine when we first put pen to paper.  I hope to continue the growth of the story and further explore the question from my dream: “Are some men born evil? What if they got a second chance?”

About the Author- 
Sheila Hollinghead, an army brat, was born in Nuremberg, Germany. When she was ten, her father was stationed in Toul, France where she discovered a treasure trove of books hiding in the furnace room. The house was rumored to be the former headquarters of the Nazi Party with bullet holes decorating the foyer as evidence. The books, sci-fi, mysteries, fantasy, and the classics, opened her mind to the power of story. Today, she is married and lives on a farm in south Alabama with dogs, cats, and chickens. She agrees with Emily Dickinson who said, “I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it until it begins to shine.”

    

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Published December 18, 2013 by msbeccaanne

BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:

Cutlass by Ashley Nixon
(Cutlass Series #1)
Publication date: April 23rd 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis:

Notorious pirate Barren Reed has one thing on his mind: Revenge against the man who killed his father. So kidnapping his enemy’s fiancé seems a perfect plan…until he actually does it.

Larkin Lee is more than a pretty face and fiancé to a powerful man. Her fierce personality is enough to make any pirate want to push her overboard.

But when the King of the Orient comes to Barren with a task—to find the Bloodstone, a powerful gem thought only to exist in legend, Barren sees another opportunity to destroy his enemy. Together, Barren, Larkin and a crew of pirates set off to find the stone, only to discover it caused the death of Barren’s own mother and Larkin’s, too. As his strongest allies turn into his greatest enemies, and the life of the girl he kidnapped becomes more important than he ever dreamed, Barren’s quest for revenge becomes a fight to save the Orient.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18755539-cutlass?ac=1

AUTHOR BIO:

Ashley was born and raised in Oklahoma, where the wind really does sweep down the plains, and horses and carriages aren’t used as much as she’d like. When she’s not writing, she’s hard at work on her Master’s degree in Library Science and Information Technology, working out, or pretending she’s Sherlock Holmes. Her obsession with writing began after reading the Lord of the Rings in the eighth grade. Since then, she’s loved everything Fantasy–resulting in an unhealthy obsession with the ‘geek’ tab on Pinterest, where all things awesome go.

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Published December 18, 2013 by msbeccaanne
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Edge of Truth
By: Natasha Hanova
Published: June 6th, 2013 by Sapphire Star Publishing

Citizens who report to work on time, obey the Overlord’s laws, and stay off the Synbot’s radar, live long lives. Long, dull, monotonous lives.

It’s not a bad plan for someone with a hidden, emotion-based ability to trigger earthquakes. In a world pitted against her, sixteen-year-old Rena Moon strives for a life beyond working herself to death at the factory. Seeing an alternative, she risks selling relics from the forbidden lands at Market. It becomes the worst decision she ever made. Someone kidnaps her best friend in exchange for the one thing that would end her oppression.

Driven by loyalty, Rena and seventeen-year-old Nevan Jelani, soulful composer, green thumb extraordinaire, and the secret love of her life, plot to rescue her friend and reclaim her salvage. Still, the thought lingers whether Nevan is a true hero or another thief waiting for his chance at her loot. Events spin wildly, deepening Rena’s suspicions and pushing her limit of control. With more than her chance for freedom at stake, she must decide if she’s willing to kill to protect what’s precious to her. For once, the Overlord isn’t holding all the power, but can Rena live with being reduced to what she’s trying so hard to escape?


   
  
 

About the Author-
Natasha Hanova is an award-winning author of young adult and adult dark fantasy/paranormal fiction. Her first novel, Edge of Truth, a YA dystopian, is now available from Sapphire Star Publishing.

   

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Published December 18, 2013 by msbeccaanne
UNREQUITED 
by Emily Smith
Release Date: 2014
NA (17+)
PARANORMAL ROMANCE
Book Summary:
UNREQUITED is An Interview with a Vampire
meets Meet Joe Black.
In the town
of Belle Ridge there are doctors, lawyers and teachers… but there is only one
vampire. Will Leighton has become an expert in making a life for himself
amongst the unsuspecting small-town inhabitants, as the high school history
teacher. He has spent hundreds of years crafting an identity and routine that
make him feel almost human, but he is always missing that important final
element, love.

Ashton
Wallace is beautiful, smart, and angry. She was forced into an eternal
existence, and now her family has moved her away from everything and everyone
she knows. In Belle Ridge she is supposed to finish high school and start her
life again, but how do you make plans for the next several centuries?

Will has
never met another of his kind, and is immediately intrigued by Ashton. He longs
to show her that the perceived vampire lifestyle, so popular in storybooks, is
far from reality…but will she let him be a friend and guide in this new
existence? Can Ashton accept Will into her life, or will she be led astray by a
dark stranger with whom she shares an unknown connection?
About the Author
Whether writing stories to entertain her younger
siblings, or typing up an essay for a class, Emily Shaffer has been a writer
for as long as she can remember.  Her stories may have changed from
talking cartoon frogs to angsty young adults, but her goal to write a
compelling story remains the same.  When not writing, she lives in
Nashville and enjoys all the music, food, and excitement that city has to
offer.  Her first novel, the well-received chick-lit title That Time of
the Month was self-published on Amazon in 2012.  Her latest novel, as the
others before, are fueled by diet soda and pie.
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PENTIMENTO by CAMERON JACE Book Blitz

Published December 18, 2013 by msbeccaanne

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Pentimento by Cameron Jace
Publication date: December 20th, 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Post-Apocalyptic, Young Adult

Synopsis:

The day Iris Beaumont turns seventeen, she is threatened to be taken by the Beasts, the rulers of the new America. After the destruction of the world, the Beasts provide citizens with whatever they need in exchange for the one teenage girl they enslave every week. They call them the Brides, and they never comes back. Iris isn’t the worrying type though; she’s been defying the system since she was ten and never cared for the Beast’s rules.
Then she meets Colton Ray, who is not like any other boy she’s ever seen. His confidence and dominance are otherworldly she can’t rationalize the attraction she feels for him. Colton had one slight problem though. It’s rumored he is one of the Beast, and Iris could be the next on the Beast’s list.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19448790-pentimento

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The girls watched Eva Washington plod to her death. She shuffled barefoot on the red carpet, hardly breathing against the fear inhabiting her lungs. The tensed muscles in her face wrinkled the features of her adolescent beauty. Iris watched the sticky tears in Eva’s eyes thicken, and probably blur her destination to the Beasts’ glowing spaceship.
Although the sun showed no empathy, still splaying its bright rays upon the scene, the Beasts’ spaceship shone an even brighter light toward her. It had always been this way. Iris thought it was ironic how the Beasts hid behind the glaring light. Instead of wearing metal armors or using the latest hologram technologies, they hid behind a light brighter than the sun.
“Someone should help her,” Iris mumbled, Zoe still standing next to her. “Eva’s crying so hard, she can’t see.”
“My mother says that it’s better to die before staring in the eyes of the Beast.” Zoe commented, not taking her eyes off Eva.
None of the girls were allowed to talk in the Ceremony of the Beast. They stood on both sides of the red carpet leading to the ship, silently witnessing one of their own being sacrificed. The ceremony was a reminder for other girls, a torturing memory. Iris always wondered how the Beasts selected their Brides. Was it some kind of lottery? Did they follow a list with names? A prophecy maybe? Or did they choose the most beautiful? Iris was sure it wasn’t the latter option. Last time, the girl wasn’t as beautiful as Eva. Not even close. But who knew what beauty looked like in the eyes of the Beast?
Eva was still walking toward the Beasts’ ship. She wasn’t permitted a stop of any kind. Every reluctant step Eva took closer, the girls on both sides did their best to silence their screams. Some of them wiped the trickling teardrops from their ripe cheeks. The punishment of sympathizing with the Bride was as horrible as Eva’s inevitable fate. To the Beasts, this was a happy day, which led many to think the Beasts actually married the Brides. A disturbing suggestion, Iris had always thought.
A sudden cloud blocked the grinning sunlight, shading Eva’s wedding dress with a gray stain. The chosen girls had to wear expensive, designer wedding dresses to meet the majestic Beasts. Like any normal wedding, each girl wore their best make up and had their hair styled. It was a painful process, being groomed while knowing one’s horrible fate. No one could protest. It was the Law of the Beasts.
All girls were given a beautiful bouquet of roses, which were either synthetic or polyester, but smelled like real roses. For some reason, most things in The Second were artificial. The roses, as well as the grass in the local park, were as dead as the high metallic skyscrapers.
Eva wiped the tears from her eyes and began throwing random gazes toward the girls on both sides. This was the same girl who was probably going to be the Prom Queen, the same girl that everyone envied in school, Colton’s girlfriend. Now her gaze was shattered, like splintered glass across the girls faces. She’d meet your eyes, but you’d think she wasn’t even there. She became hollow, a fading portrait, soon to disappear in the Beasts’ light. And it wasn’t funny. Even though Eva hadn’t been kind to the average girls like Iris and Zoe, none of the girls loved to see her as a Bride. Any of them could be in her shoes next week.
For a moment, Iris thought Eva was looking for Colton. Boys weren’t supposed to stand in the front rows. Only the second and third. The ceremony was a girls’ thing. There was nothing for the human boys to do here.
But each Bride had a father, a brother, or a boyfriend whose heart burned for her. But not even the strongest men in The Second defied the Beasts.
Empowered by wishful thinking, Eva stole a last glance into her phone, which she had been holding with shivering hands. She looked like she wished it hadn’t been her ID showing on the screen. It was clearly hers.
“How could you be so cruel to me?” she snapped, talking to the ship’s blinding light, still walking forward. “I was about to go to college next year. I was going to be engaged to Colton Ray next month!”
A number of girls let out short sighs. This was news to everyone. So their relationship was serious. Iris could feel Zoe’s blaming eyes on her skin.
“What?” Iris fisted an angry hand. She wasn’t going to hit Zoe. She wanted to hit herself, for saying such a thing. The mere thought of her wish coming true was puzzling. “It’s not like I’m a witch or something,” she grumbled.
“We planned to get married while in college,” Eva continued, shouting at the light. That silent light that told her what to do, but never talked back to her. “We’ve been planning to have two children; a boy named Jeremiah, and a girl named Flower.”
Iris held a tear from being born in her eyes. No girl had talked to the Beasts this way before. Most of them sank to their knees, and pleaded that someone would help them and confront the Beasts. Some cried and fainted halfway through, until elders had to carry them as close as possible to the ship. And some prayed like in a chapel, brainwashed that this was their fate, and that they died as a sacrifice for the other girls to live–Iris wanted to kick-box those into the light.
But none of them had spoken in such an emotional way like Eva did. Her words reminded everyone that someone’s life and dreams were being killed today. The problem was that most elders thought of the Call of the Beasts like natural disasters. Earthquakes, hurricanes, and plane crashes. Stuff like that happened all the time. And the Beasts, who ruled their world, must have a wisdom behind it.
Iris, unusually vulnerable, pulled out Zoe’s phone and took another peek. The screen didn’t show Eva’s name. The Beasts didn’t believe in human names. It read: Beauty 57135LL; Eva’s citizenship identification number in the United States of The Second.
The horn roared again, buzzing into each girl’s bones. Instead of an answer to her question, the unseen Beasts were urging Eva to step closer toward her death. The silliest thought crossed Iris’s mind. What if she just ran into the ship and at least peeked in, to see what they looked like? If they had the right to take one of them, didn’t they have the right to know who they were?
Before disappearing into the light, Eva took one last glance at the girls. She waved a weakened goodbye as the girls lowered their chins to their chest and laced their hands together. It was as if Eva, the school’s queen bee, had turned into a contagious epidemic they preferred to avoid. Many girls were teary-eyed though. But most of them were glad they hadn’t been the one walking the red carpet.
Out of respect, Iris didn’t lower her eyes. It was the least she could do. She was still fisting her hand, mad at herself for not standing up for Eva. It wasn’t just the guilt moving her, but the fact that she could simply be next. Why wasn’t anyone doing anything about it?
In an unexpected moment, Eva caught Iris’s eyes, and nodded back, as if they had been lifelong friends and were now girl-coding each other. Iris glanced behind her for a second, not sure Eva meant her. Everyone else had their heads bowed to their chest. It was Iris Eva meant. Not only that. Eva mouthed something to Iris, something that gave her goosebumps on her skin, as Eva disappeared behind the light of the ship. Her darkest hour.
A second later, Iris caught sight of Colton standing second row on the other side. His blue eyes had turned into puddles of blurry tears. In front of him, girls raised their heads, most of them glad this was over. The ship’s drone was deafening as it howled back up toward the sky.
Iris couldn’t take her eyes off Colton, wondering if she should tell him what Eva mouthed to her. Who’d have thought that the queen bee, who treated her like shit, would ask this of her?

AUTHOR BIO

Wonderlander, Neverlander, Unicorn-chaser, enchanter, musician, survived a coma, & totally awesome. Sometimes I tell stories. Always luv the little monsters I write young adult paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and science fiction mostly. The Grimm Diaries series is a seven book saga that deals with retellings of fairy tales from a young adult POV – it connects most of the fairy tales together and claims to be the truth about fairy tales. I live in San Fransisco and seriously think circles are way cooler than triangles.

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Website: http://cameronjace.blogspot.ca/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/995289.Cameron_Jace
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/cameronjace

Q: What inspired you to write another Beauty and the Beast retelling when there are a Beauty and a Beast in your Grimm Diaries series?
A: Well, first of all, it’s a totally different Beauty and the Beast. It’s a dystopian story that came to me after learning what about the art of Pentimento.

Q: So what is a Pentimento?
A: Pentimento is a painter’s term. It’s when you discover that an older painting had been originally drawn underneath the one you see right now. It’s a very interesting concept, and it’s true. The painter decides to change his painting midways, and then paints the new one above it. It happened a lot with great artists like Picasso and others in the past, mainly because they didn’t have enough money to buy a new canvas. Interesting enough, usually the new painting peel off and thins with age, and older one surfaces back. It has a great significance in the book.

Q: Does that mean it’s a complicated book?
A: Not at all. It’s a simple story about a girl named Iris Beaumont falling in love with a very interesting boy at seventeen. They live in a dystopian society ruled by an alien nation that demands a ‘bride’ each week in exchange for the services they provide for humans. It’s an easy read, a romance, only with Beauty and the Beast layers underneath.

Q: Can you give us an example of a real Pentimento Case in life?
A: Of course. Fragonard’s painting The Fountain of Love. Which is featured in the story. Here is a Youtube link to a video that explains the whole concept. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r4NXfZs5qA

Q: Why dystopian?
A: I have been pondering the idea of dystopian fairy tales for a long time. After the Grimm Diaries has been successful for connecting fairy tales with real world characters and events, I thought why not try a dystopian fairy tale. I didn’t know how to do it until Pentimento’s idea came to me.

Q: The cover for Pentimento looks sexy. What do you rate the book?
A: Fairly PG. It’s a family friendly and it’s geared toward young adults, although many non-young-adults beta read it and loved it.

Q: Who are the Beasts in the book, really? And why do they take the girls?
A: Can’t say. Lol. You have to read it. And don’t forget to tell me what you thought of it. I am always open to suggestions and feedback.

Q: Anything you want to add?
A: I wish everyone and awesome Christmas and a Fantabulous new year 🙂

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