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Get Spring time books discount or get out

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A book a day for 100 days, with 50% discount plus a Flipbook, the interactive book for $1.99.
It begins with a light novel by L.H.Davis, a Florida writer who tells us about the adventures of Sally in "The Race".L.H.Davis also collaborates with Hoffmann & Hoffmann as editor and currently works on the editing of "The Artist" the English version of Checkpoint Charlie by Michele Iacono.L.H.Davis is the author of a series of science fiction that will be published by Hoffmann & Hoffmann in 2018. This Spring time discount, comes to present the new line of Flipbooks  with a completely free preview, in support of Autism syndrome through free donations.
The discount will be applied to all Hoffmann & Hoffmann books for a period of 100 days, in the order of one per day. 

The Race/ L.H.Davis $ 9.99






Creating Heroines

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Heroines are always a complicated subject to tackle. They are similar to villains in that you have to know their back story before you begin. The advantage with most heroines though, is that the whole book is about them. The reader will learn the back story as the book moves along. The same tips and tricks for villains can be used for heroines and even heroes so be sure to read that post first.

I think most writers have trouble writing heroines. The tendency is to make them hard and unforgiving. They are written like a man with a few female traits thrown in to remind the reader they are female. A lot of writers forget that they are women first. The heroine may have been raised under the harshest of conditions, but they are still women. They think differently than men. They may be able to shut off emotions, but they are still present and can still cause problems.

A good heroine is a woman first and a hero second. It sounds odd I know, because you never think of Wonder Woman crying, but…

Creating a Villain They'll Love to Hate #ForTheirSins

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A good villain is essential to almost every story. You can either get it right, or you can get it very, very wrong. When creating a villain, there is always the risk of making the tired clichéd comic book evil genius. In some instances, it might work, and I use might hesitantly. It almost never works, well unless you’re writing a comic book, graphic novel or something like that stylistically.

How do you write a villain then?

Back Story
Villains are characters like any other with one major difference they are evil, right? Well yes and no. I always have a back story on my characters whether it makes it into the main flow of the piece or not. I know who they are or at least have a feeling of their specific background. Villains for me tend to be the most complicated of all my characters.

In For Their Sins, Anya Drake is the leader of the Mordere, and you meet her in the Prologue ready to kill Alexandria Diego my heroine. You assume it’s over a man because that’s all the facts I’ve given yo…

Gallic Books Expands Their 2018 Global Presence with Ingram

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Fabrizio Catalfamo
London – Gallic Books expands their UK and global presence with Ingram Publisher Services LLC international distribution network. Gallic Books was founded by Jane Aitken and Pilar Webb in 2007 with the aim of bringing French fiction to an English-speaking audience. Gallic saw early success when they picked up Muriel Barbery’s The Elegance of the Hedgehog, and went on to sell 400,000 copies.
“We’ve been pleased with the success of our distribution relationship with Consortium in North America since 2013,” said Jane Aitken at Gallic Books. “But as European publishers, we would like to expand our reach here, and we believe that our relationship with Ingram Publisher Services international network will be a fruitful one.”
Ingram Publisher Services’ international sales team focuses on partnering with publishers to scale its sales and marketing reach. With offices in London and New York and a network of sales reps aroun…

Creating an Urban Fantasy World #ForTheirSins

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When designing an urban fantasy or historical fantasy, several things are key to keeping it believable.

First and foremost you must do your research.
When I started writing For Their Sins, I thought I would write something that was pure fantasy. I hoped to design a world that was recognizable but a few paces out of synch with ours. As the story developed, it became obvious that For Their Sins had to occur in the shadows of the real world.
On the first draft, I used placeholder names, chose random cities, arbitrary times, and made rough guesses on costuming. Every aspect of this novel had to be rechecked. Some of the facts would probably go unnoticed unless a history buff read the book. While other mistakes would be glaring errors to anyone, who traveled to those parts of the world.

The one fact that plagued me was: The United States is a melting pot. We probably have one person from every nation if not every major city in the world. I never knew who was going to pick up my book. The la…

A New Breed of Vampire

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For Their Sins isn’t your typical vampire novel. Alexandria Diego isn’t your typical heroine either. When re-envisioning vampire lore I needed something that was never seen before. For inspiration, I turned to the Bible. Genesis speaks of Nephilim or angel, human hybrids. Its not a new concept but it’s never been applied to vampires. In For Their Sins, God saw the strength of crossing humans with angels and used it to His advantage. God created the Venandi to hunt down the worst sinners.

My vampires are God’s servants, but they aren’t pious or righteous. Many of them can walk in the sun although there’s no sparkles or pyrotechnics needed. There isn’t a “vegetarian” among them either. A vampire is a hunter. They can’t deny their nature.

Watch the book trailer below for a peek into Alexandria’s world.

For Their Sins is currently available for sale on Amazon and other Book Sellers



 For Their Sins
     Published: October 8,2018
     Review Rating 4.5 Stars
     Author: Rebecca Tran
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FOR THEIR SINS - Author Book Signing Event

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Author Rebecca Tran will be signing her award winning novel For Their SinsFebruary 17, 2018 from 1-3 at Barnes & Noble, 320 Mid Rivers Center Drive St Peters, MO 63376.

For Their Sins has been described as a sweeping paranormal romance with Game of Thrones undertones. Reviewers say that Tran writes descriptive narrative with terrific imagery. The reader is swept away, without even realizing it. For Their Sins is recommended for anyone who enjoys a supernatural story with action and a twist of romance.
For Their Sins is a first person narrative following the life of a very unconventional 300 year old vampire. Alexandria Diego was Born in 1707 as a Venandi, a descendant of angels. Her people were charged by God to send the worst sinners to judgement. That included the soulless Mordere that are turned into vampires by more traditional means. Although Alexandria chose the path of the hunter she always longed for a quiet life. Destiny had other plans. One simple choice irrevocably chang…

Lost For 75 Years: That Boyce Girl

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THE TOWN OF MOHABA, VOL. 1 DEATH: Five-Star Book Review Release

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Readers' Favorite Review Press Release - "The Town of Mohaba," Book 1 - "Death" 
For immediate release:   Author's new book receives a warm literary welcome. Readers' Favorite announces the review of the Children - Fantasy/Sci-Fi book "The Town of Mohaba" by Nazanin Marzban, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1947488104.
Readers' Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the "Best Websites for Authors" and "Honoring Excellence" awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies. "Reviewed By Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite The Town of Mohaba (Volume 1: Death) by Nazanin Marzban is a children’s s…

Interview with a Vampire

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  By Rebecca Tran
I had the opportunity to sit down with Anya Drake, the so-called villain in Alexandria Diego’s tell-all memoir For Their Sins. Anya swears she is misunderstood and asked for a chance to share her side with the world. “Can you tell the audience a little about yourself?” I asked Anya urging her to open up. Anya smiled and stared at me a moment considering what she would say, “My real name in Anica Golescu I was born in 1398. I died 16 years later. My maker was the first Mordere, what you would call a vampire although, he was so much more. I turned my lover, Vlad the Impaler, into a Mordere. Then we killed my maker for his infinite cruelty. It was then that I changed my name to Anya Drake to remove any reminders of the past. Vlad and I longed for a world where Mordere no longer lived in fear of the Venandi. They are God’s chosen warrior’s, who hunt us for sport. To that end, we were building our numbers when they stormed our castle. Vlad was killed, and I swore vengeance.…

THE TOWN OF MOHABA - Fantasy Novel Series with Science Fiction

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"The Town of Mohaba" - Fantasy Novel Series with Science Fiction
In the first volume of my fiction series, “The Town of Mohaba,” I deliver fantasy. There is a start of science fiction when I begin the story of the sister souls and the dragons’ power to enter the mirrors. I have always been fascinated by the ideology of past, present, and future. To travel through time, in my first volume, the concept is fantasy based more than science. However, the creation of the mirror souls opened the door for my fantasy to begin transforming into science fiction as well as fantasy. This began at the end of my second volume moving towards the third book. It would be a juggle of the two, but I am eagerly working on my second series to introduce science fiction scenes.
Interestingly, in the first volume, I was driven by my curiosity about life after death, reincarnation, and spirituality. The foundation of the story is based on these subjects. My main character, death, along with Buddha, th…

The Secret to Overcoming Writer's Block

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The Secret to Overcoming Writer's Block

I had to learn this the hard way. Four years ago, I ended up in the hospital. They found something in my brain. It was too deep for neurologists to risk going in. The first thing that happens with brain trauma is that you lose balance. This is a physical balance but of course, it would make sense that if you cannot balance your body that perhaps you cannot balance your mind. There are lots that are happening inside your brain. The surrounding nerves are trying to take on the function of the damaged nerve. 

I was in the midst of writing my series when this happened to me. Before the injury, I was having the best days of my life. I had a balanced life, mind, and body. My creativity was functioning at its maximum. I had been practicing yoga for three years. And, I had reached that mediated state of mind that nothing and no one could distract or break me. During one of my yoga lessons, the instructor advised, "Plant your…