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Monday, December 14, 2020

Believe by Author Nanette O'Neal



Best friends share everything, right? Unless it’s a secret that could cost them their lives. Robyn and Kit are born with forbidden magic-sense, the power to see and hear beyond Earthly sight and sound. It’s a curse that haunts them, but the girls are strangely drawn to it—could there be more to this power than they’ve been told?

When they spill their secret, it opens a doorway back to Forever—a beautiful realm where magic-sense began. They learn the truth: they have been given a noble gift. It connects them to the Skyborn royalty of this new world. They’ve been summoned back by the forces for good to preserve the kingdom and revive the power where it once flourished—on Earth. It can thrive again, if Robyn and Kit are brave enough to follow.
However, the doorway awakens more than magical fairy-tales. A dark force is unleashed—one that has battled the Skyborn since time began, and it wants the girls dead, the Earth destroyed.

Beyond the doorway is where the adventure begins—trickery, kidnapping, a prison break, rescue teams, sword fights, magical gold-dust, holographic medallions, and singing orbs—but only for those who have the courage to believe.



Nanette O’Neal is a five-time published author, certified transformational story coach, and professional speaker. Ever since childhood, Nanette was fascinated with the nature of storytelling and how it has the ability to connect us to our higher self and change lives for the good. She uses the power of story to help people find clarity, gain courage, and walk with confidence to become the hero of the most important story of all—the story of you.


A Doorway Back to Forever is a seven-novel series for teens and families designed to entertain, awaken courage, and magnify the divine power within the human soul. The books of the series are Believe, Trust, Defend, Honor, Remember, Restore, and Become. Remember is the most recently released (October 2020) while Restore and Become are scheduled for publication in 2021. Nanette O’Neal is a 2020 top-ten finalist in Fantasy for the global Author Elite Award for Honor, book four in the series. Nanette currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband. She loves her family, hiking, Star Trek, and dogs. 









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Fun Facts About Author Nanette O’Neal

  1. Nanette is an author, coach, and speaker who uses the power of story to help you find clarity, courage, and confidence to become the hero of the most important story of all—the story of you.


  1. Nanette has had a passion for stories since she was young, recognizing the power they had to help people reach their highest self.


  1. She turned her passion into a career, writing A Doorway Back to Forever, a fantasy novel series to bring hope and inspiration to readers of all ages.


  1. Each book in the series is a fantastic adventure of courage that connects our world to a magical kingdom called Forever, where Robyn, Kit, and Cam discover magic-sense, the power to see and hear beyond earthly sight and sound.


  1. The children learn they are Skyborn warriors with the power to bring magic-sense back to their home world, but their arch enemy who has hated them since before they were born is determined to stop them.


  1. The story has symbolism designed to strengthen your faith and ground the readers in what they believe. 


  1. Nanette has turned the series into a coaching program to help people overcome whatever obstacles block them from becoming their most authentic selves. 


  1. Nanette gives speaking engagements about the power of story because she believes stories have messages that connect us to something greater—the story of who we are and why we matter.


  1. Nanette would love to see A Doorway Back to Forever in every home to let readers escape to a utopian world and use the messages and symbolism to make their world a better place to live.


  1. Nanette would love to see her series turned into a movie and start a non-profit for under-privileged children.


Character Casting

Robyn: Robyn is a 12yo girl with a long black braid and glasses and no friends because she has magic-sense: a curse that lets her see things that aren’t really there. She wants to learn more about it, but she’s afraid of being arrested, until she meets a new girl in town who has the same curse. 

Kit: Kit is a pixie-faced, strawberry-blonde girl with pony tails who moves in and meets Robyn. She’s excited to start life in a new town where she hopes to forget about this magic-sense she has—hearing things that aren’t there. But the curse follows her and she doesn’t know what to do about it, until her new best friend is accused of having magic-sense too. 

Cam: Cam is Robyn’s 15yo brother, with dark hair who loves football. He protects Robyn from their mean parents, and has a secret himself—not only does he have magic-sense, but he’s been waiting for his sister to discover her talent so they can join together and learn more about who they are and why they have been given tis gift.

Logan: Logan is a 12yo, bully to Robyn. He has greasy hair with bangs over one deformed eye. He hates her magic-sense and tries to shame her for having it.

Mr. Fischer: Mr. Fischer is Robyn’s elderly neighbor. He wears a baseball cap and is a secret magic-user who knows a lot about what happens beyond the doorway leading to the Kingdom of Forever

Michael the Brave: He is the magical guardian to the children, with a checkered past, but he’s trying hard to be a good leader. I see Chris Pratt playing his role.

Gabriella the Wise: She is the magical guardian to the children with a loving heart.  Jennifer Lawrence would be great in her role.

Prince Calemir:  Prince Calemir is the savior-figure in the story (magical hero in Forever) Chris Hemsworth

Sylvare, Lord Midnight:  He is the satan-figure in the story. (magical enemy in Forever) Tom Hiddleson


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Saturday, December 12, 2020

Living Sacrifice by Author Rachel Rossano


  Rachel Rossano is a happily married mother of three children. She spends her days teaching, mothering, and keeping the chaos at bay. After the little ones are in bed, she immerses herself in the fantasy worlds of her books. Tales of romance, adventure, and virtue set in a medieval fantasy world are her preference, but she also writes speculative fantasy and a bit of science fiction.






Separated, but still joined, they strive for freedom.


Left behind at the sept son’s compound, Zezilia Ilar struggles with the after effects of her prolonged commisceo-link with Hadrian. She devotes herself to caring for the wounded arriving almost daily from the battlefields. Pressed to perform procedures and make decisions far beyond her training, Zez grows in confidence and skill. All the while, she wonders if she'll see Hadrian again, fearing the worst possible news will arrive any day.

Sept Son Hadrian Aleron fights to bring peace to his home nation. Allied with the new high king, he and a small army of Talented struggle to retake the capital city. Elitists, though scattered, continue to pick off the strongest of his men. As he battles the remnants of the commisceo-link and tries to organize the campaign, he begins losing himself to exhaustion. Only a miracle will keep him alive.

  
  








Character Descriptions

Name – Hadrian Aleron

As the youngest of seven sons, he was given seven names (a cultural tradition): Ilias Durand Fidel Hadrian Krispin Valens Savill Aleron (which mean Jehovah is my God, enduring, faithful, dark one, curly-haired, valiant, from the willow farm, eagle). However, he goes by Hadrian most of the time.

Physical Appearance – Tall, dark brown unruly curls, angular features, and intense dark eyes 

Tallest among his siblings, he stands out in many ways. Perhaps it was because of the knowledge that he was going to have to help lead a nation at a young age, but even before he took up the role, he carried an air of purpose and gravity about him. 

Hadrian was raised by believing parents to honor, love, and obey the Almighty at all costs. In a nation that worships a goddess, that fidelity could mean persecution and, for a public official, possibly death.


Name - Zezilia Ilar

Her parents also followed the tradition of giving a child the same number of names as their placement in the family. More names usually meant more prestige. Her names are Zezilia Septima Calypso Aldyne Dulcia Tulliola Olethea Ilar (which means: gray-eyed, seventh born, she who hides, little winged one, sweet, little quiet one, honest, cheerful). Her parents and friends frequently call her Zez.

Physical Appearance – I envision Gal Godot. She is tall for a young woman, she has a nose a bit too long for beauty according to some, changeable gray eyes, and a thick mane of dark mildly curly hair.

Although she is the youngest of her siblings, all brothers, she holds her own in keeping up with as many of their activities as she can manage to join. Eager to please, she is acutely aware of the fact her parents, especially her father, are deeply disappointed she wasn’t the seventh born son they had hoped to raise. However, she is strong willed and not too remorseful. Instead she focuses on her interests of spending time outdoors and studying.






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Friday, December 11, 2020

Merry and the Gentleman by Donna K. Weaver Day 5 Christmas/Winter Countdown Blitz





Award-winning author, wife, mother, grandmother, Harry Potter geek, Army veteran, karate black belt, and online gamer girl.






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"How do you choose between your heart and your responsibilities?

Merry Hurst, a fierce widow and single mom, is determined to give her young son the life he deserves—including a male role model who will stick around for the long haul. She can't afford to fall for a man who isn't planning to stay in Huckleberry Falls, so she might as well stop dreaming about Carlisle Wyndham. If only it were that easy!

Carlisle Wyndham is determined to develop the avalanche-proof transceiver that could have saved his wife's life. He's glad his daughter has made a new friend, but they’re only staying in Huckleberry Falls long enough to complete the project. When he meets the young boy’s mother, Carlisle’s not prepared for how alive she makes him feel.

But he has pressing responsibilities pulling him back to England while Merry’s require her to stay. Do they dare risk getting involved only to say goodbye?"

  
  


Snippet:

Psst.”

Carlisle paused in reaching for the door handle and glanced over his shoulder. Another stylist on the other side of the room from Merry’s station was waving him over. He hesitated only a second before joining the unknown woman.

“Don’t give up on her,” she said, her eyes almost pleading.

“Give up?”

“On Merry.” The middle-aged stylist shot a quick glance toward the front of the salon before continuing. “Since she’s been seeing you, she’s come alive again, even if she’d never admit it. She’s scared herself now though.”

Was Merry afraid of him? Did she believe his attentions toward her insincere?

“If you care for her at all—and I can see you do—don’t let her push you away. I’m just saying.” The woman pointed to the door and gave him a gentle push toward it.



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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Roping Christmas by Shanna Hatfield Day 4 Christmas/Winter Countdown Blitz



USA Today bestselling author Shanna Hatfield is a farm girl who loves to write. Her sweet historical and contemporary romances are filled with sarcasm, humor, hope, and hunky heroes.

 

When Shanna isn't dreaming up unforgettable characters, twisting plots, or covertly seeking dark, decadent chocolate, she hangs out with her beloved husband, Captain Cavedweller.



A focused cowboy, a distracted executive, and a hilarious quest make for an unforgettable holiday . . .

Wyatt Nash is a professional tie-down roper, a good ranch hand, and not too shabby when it comes to attracting women. But according to his five-year-old niece, he needs to work on both his roping skills and his dating game. His sister thinks he needs to settle down. And don’t get him started on the advice he gets from well-meaning friends. When his rodeo sponsor, billionaire Jon Sinclair, asks for his assistance in tutoring a clueless city girl about Sinclair Industries, Wyatt doesn’t feel like he can say no. Then he discovers he’ll be teaching none other than the one woman on the planet who wants nothing to do with him.

Ashley Jarrett would do almost anything to turn her small publicity firm into a huge success. When Jon Sinclair expresses interest in working with her, she readily agrees to his crazy idea to have her learn about his company through hands-on projects. Not only is she forced far outside her comfort zone, but the man documenting every bumbling misstep she takes is an infuriating cowboy she’s determined to ignore.

Packed with small-town charm and the wonder of falling in love, Roping Christmas is a sweet holiday romance sure to bring laughter and infuse hearts Christmas cheer.  

  
  


Snippet:

“Mind escorting Jessie’s friend up to our seats?” 

 

“Not at all,” Wyatt said with a charming smile, sidling closer to Ashley. Aware he was checking her out from the top of the hat to the tips of her floral embellished boots, Ashley felt the full power of her feminine charms. 

 

“I’m Wyatt Nash,” he said, introducing himself as he tipped his hat to her. 

 

“Yes, you are,” Ashley said in a husky voice that made one of his dark eyebrows wing upward. “I’d say it’s a pleasure to meet you, but so far, it hasn’t been.” 

 

The startled look on his face when she tipped her head back and smiled at him made her want to crow with glee. He winced, as though he expected her to slap him at any moment. Instead, she leaned against him, pulled his head down until her lips brushed his ear, and whispered, “Payback isn’t gonna be pleasant, cowboy.” 

 

Before she let him go, she pressed a kiss to his cheek, leaving behind a bright ruby stain from her lipstick. Her index finger trailed over the slight cleft in his chin, then she patted his chest. His heart thumped in a hasty staccato beat against her palm. 

 

She stepped back with a coy look on her face, demurely batted her long eyelashes at Wyatt, then finally turned to Chase. 

 

“I don’t think I require an escort, cuz, but thanks for the offer.”



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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Sweet Yuletide by Melissa McClone Day 3 Christmas/Winter Countdown Blitz


USA Today Bestselling author Melissa McClone has written over forty-five novels. 

With a degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, she worked for a major airline where she traveled the globe and met her husband. But analyzing jet engine performance couldn't compete with her love of writing happily ever afters. 

Melissa lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three children, a spoiled Norwegian Elkhound, and cats who think they rule the house. They do! 




One beach cottage, two strangers, and a kiss under the mistletoe that changes everything…

Sheridan DeMarco wants to be anywhere but home for the holidays. She’s happy to spend Christmas house-sitting in South Carolina, far away from her parents’ new blended families. Too bad when she arrives at the charming beach cottage, she isn’t as blissfully alone as she planned.

Michael ""Mikey"" Patterson needs to stay out of sight until his attorney gives him the all clear. He finds the perfect place in a small coastal town, but there’s a problem. Mikey isn’t the only one staying at the beach house, and his surprise roommate pushes all his buttons.

A sprig of mistletoe and one memorable kiss make Sheridan and Mikey forget their plans to stay away from each other. But when family gets in the way, will their happily ever after get tossed out along with the discarded wrapping paper and tinsel? 

  
  


Snippet:

“I have the recipe memorized, yet I ruined this tradition.”

“You were distracted,” he countered. “And so was I.”

“The TV…”

“It wasn’t the movie.”

Sheridan’s gaze met his, and her lips parted.

Before she could say anything, he kissed her. 



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