Friday, July 1, 2016

Indie Pride Day 2016






Welcome to Indie Pride Day 2016.
Author-4-Author is so excited to be taking part in this year’s celebration of Indie Authors.
The Indie community is full of talented, wonderful authors who spend countless hours penning their stories for you to enjoy. They are dedicated, approachable, and here to stay.
Join us as we celebrate Indie Pride Day.

Here are just a few of Author-4-Author members for you to explore this summer.



Celebrating Indie Authors Around the World

 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Mistral Dawn's Rainbow Dreams is Live



Hey Everyone!!! :-)

Guess what? It's finally here!!  Rainbow Dreams is now out!  What's it about?  I'm glad you asked!  Here's the blurb:

Have you ever had a terrible secret you didn't want anyone to know? Petri does and it may get her killed. Life is hard on Upworld, especially for the residents of Under City, and it's even harder for those who don't fit in. Petri has alway been different and now those differences may cost her life. Her one hope is to leave the only home she's ever known while evading the mob that's calling for her blood. But Petri has never been outside of her sector of Under City, never mind off the planet. And the laws of Upworld forbid people like her from leaving. Will Petri overcome the odds and make good her escape? Maybe...with a little help from her friends.

Sound interesting?  You can download it in seconds from the following merchants:








Now allow me to take a moment to draw attention to that amazing cover. The wonderful and talented Julie Nicholls created it, and I think she did a fantastic job of capturing Petri's likeness.  If you'd like to see more of her incredible work, check out her website here:



Okay, okay, I know, enough stalling.  If you're as excited as I am about this story, I know you're all ready for a peek:

Rainbow Dreams Chapter One

Lightning bolts of fire and ice shot up and down Petri's spine as she moved over the human man on the bed. Her short, slender body bowed with the sensations that washed over her. His lust was like a fountain of cold water on a hot day, and she was parched. It had been too long; she needed this. Desperately.

Looking down at him as she slid her body onto his straining cock, she smiled. This client had wanted to be blindfolded; he said he enjoyed the mystery. There was more mystery in Petri than most humans would know what to do with, so that was fine with her. With him blindfolded, she didn't need to be careful to keep her own eyes shut. This was going to be a good feed, and there was no way she could have kept her eyes from glowing.

The man moaned in pleasure. Being fed upon felt as good for humans as feeding did for Petri. None of her clients knew she sipped from their energy, their life force, when she fucked them. All they knew was that she was one hell of a talented dolly. A win-win for all involved.

This client was a regular; Petri had shown him many times how good it could be with her. Some of her regulars came to crave her, almost like the dream dust that was sold in the club below. They were guaranteed repeat business, and she always made sure to show them a good time. After all, that was her job.

The energy of the man's lust filled Petri as she glided up and down on top of him. She shivered. It was renewing, rejuvenating. She couldn't get enough. A few grains of dust remained on his upper lip as evidence of his earlier indulgence in some of the chemical delights that were available at Abracadabra.

It was clear her client was high long before Petri started feeding. Before she blindfolded him, she had noted the man's dilated pupils and the flush of pleasure on his face. She had no doubt the management of Abracadabra would go to great lengths to make sure he received the maximum enjoyment possible during his visit. There was a reason it was the hottest nightclub in this part of Under City.

The club specialized in hedonism in all its forms. Drugs of every description, games, gambling, and other, darker pleasures could be found within its walls. House dollies, little more than sex slaves, waited to fulfill the customers' every desire. Freelance dollies, like Petri, rented space to ply their trade as well. The house allowed it because the dollies offered the club's clientele more variety and were motivated to attract business. Once a patron had satisfied their lust, they often wandered downstairs in search of other entertainments.

Leaning down, Petri pressed her cat-like mouth to her client's lips in a sizzling kiss. Their tongues tangled as he responded, and she undulated her hips against his, faster and faster. The drugs he had consumed tainted his energy, giving Petri a pleasant buzz. She never took dust herself since it interfered with her ability to control her power, but she enjoyed the effect when one of her johns indulged. As their sex intensified, Petri drank deeper, swallowing down the man's whimpers and sighs of ecstasy as she swallowed his desire.

Lost in the haze of feeding for the first time in days, Petri didn't realize it at first when the man suddenly went still underneath her. His penis remained stiff and eager inside her, and she continued to ride it, draining his energy. It was only when the cold, clamminess of his skin penetrated the pleasurable trance she often sank into when feeding that she realized that she had gone too far. Her heart skipped a beat.

Swinging her leg over him, she clambered off his body and knelt beside him on the bed. She grabbed his shoulder, shaking him, but there was no response. He was as still and cold as death.

Petri's breath froze in her chest as she tried to suppress her rising panic. She slapped him, hard, across his face, trying to provoke a response. There was nothing. Leaning down, she put her ear against his chest, listening for something, anything. Any sign that a spark of life remained in the man. She wasn't sure, but she thought she might have heard a faint fluttering within.

Taking a deep breath, she closed her eyes and put her hands on his chest, fingers splayed. She had never done this before, but her instincts said it might work. The process of drawing energy from others had come automatically when she reached physical maturity. It was as natural as breathing to her. But reversing the flow of energy… That was something else altogether. She forced herself to focus; all she could do was try.

Reaching down into the well of energy within her, Petri tried to snag a wisp of it. It was like trying to catch fog. Gritting her teeth, she concentrated and managed to grab a small piece of the mist and tease it up, out of herself and back into the man. It flowed at a slow trickle, but it did flow. The man took a deep breath and Petri slumped in relief.

Before she could stop him, or even turn away, the man reached up and snatched the blindfold from his face. When he saw her glowing eyes, he shrieked, "Mgeni!"

Petri swore. She knew she didn't have much time. Sitting up, she sucker-punched her client hard in his stomach. The man folded over, clutching his gut, just like she knew he would. As her former client coughed and wheezed, Petri scrambled into her tight, red mini-dress and stiletto pumps and clambered out the window. She couldn't risk trying to make it through the crowded club below; she needed to be gone before the man recovered enough to sound the alarm.

As she scurried down the fire escape, Petri cursed herself. She should have known she needed to be more careful. After having gone without feeding for several days, she shouldn't have broken her fast in such a public place. At least he wasn't dead. That was the one thing that might save her. If she had killed an Upworld client in Under City, the houses would have banded together and hunted her no matter where she went.

The funny thing about Under City was it could be a wild, crazy place, but only within certain parameters. In some ways, it was as restrictive as the world above. Upworld citizens were fair game for cons, beatings, muggings, pick-pocketing, and many other crimes. As long as the citizens left Under City breathing, the houses would look the other way. After all, most people from Upworld came to Under City for the thrill of danger, so, in many ways, the underworlders were just giving them what they paid for.

But too many deaths were bad for business and that the houses would not allow. The only reason an Upworld citizen could be killed in Under City with the blessing of the houses was if the citizen killed an underworlder without paying for it first. Life was cheap in Under City, but it wasn't free. And no one left Under City without paying their bill. No one.

Even though the man was alive, Petri's life was still in danger. She had survived thus far in Under City because everyone thought she was a Human/Paka hybrid. Half-breeds weren't especially loved, even among the generally open-minded underworlders, but they were tolerated. Arcanum, on the other hand, were universally despised, and the glowing eyes and energy draining power were unmistakable. Petri was now a marked woman, and it wouldn't be long before half the underworlders in the Southern sector were howling for her blood. She needed to get away.

The problem was where could she go? Each sector of Under City was isolated from the other sectors, and the only way to get from one sector to another was to travel through Upworld. And the only way underworlders were allowed into Upworld was if they had a pass. Even if she did manage to get to another sector, that would only be a temporary reprieve. Word would travel and her appearance was too distinctive for her to be able to disappear into a crowd of strangers.

No, the only possible way for her to survive was for her to find passage off-world. Petri grimaced. She might as well wish for the planetary presidency.

The moment she reached the ground, Petri looked both ways down the alleyway she was in. Everything seemed normal. The bass from club Abracadabra throbbed through the street, lending the night a syncopated heartbeat. The fast food dollies who worked the crowd outside the club seemed to be doing a brisk business. The groans and gasps of pleasure from their johns blended with the music.

Other than the regular street activity, nothing was happening. Maybe the hottest club in the sector wasn't the worst place this could have happened. At least, she was central. It wouldn't be hard to get anywhere in the sector from here; if she could only decide where it was she should go.

Hiding and lying low were out of the question. There were too many people in Under City who would be thrilled to earn a couple of easy creds by informing on her. Which also made going home impossible; that was the first place they would look for her. The distant rumble of a subway broke through her temporary paralysis and got Petri moving.

But she didn't run. Running in Under City was never a good idea. Running meant trouble and attracted attention. Predators chased those who ran, and Under City was full of predators.

Neon signs glittered in the night, advertising the wares to be found in the many businesses in this central part of Southern sector. Outlines of naked men and women, frothing drinks and steaming food, new hairstyles, and more had been recreated out of glowing lights and buzzing bulbs. Abracadabra wasn't the only purveyor of pleasures in the area; there were others, though each was smaller and had a narrower focus than the popular club. Brothels, restaurants, bars, dust dens, casinos, gaming establishments, salons, and chop shops abounded. This part of Under City existed to cater to the whims of the rich, and there was nothing subtle about the offerings that were available to those with money.

Shops of all kinds welcomed customers from Upworld with open arms. Clothing, children's toys, vehicles, sex aids, personal electronics, game programs, jewelry, and domicile furnishings could be purchased right next to each other at any time of the day or night. "Come In!" flashed their advertisements. "Good Deals!" "Low Prices!" "Rare Merchandise!" A constant siren song of the consumerism that ruled the underworld.

There were also businesses with darker, less obvious entryways. The snuff industry was alive and well in Under City. Upworld citizens who had the creds could indulge their most twisted and violent fantasies, and there were snuff houses that specialized in providing those services. Fights, snuff porn, torture, cannibalism—it was all available for the asking. And no matter if a citizen wanted to watch, participate, or direct, their most hidden desires could be satisfied by the snuff houses. Customers were only limited by their bank accounts, and the grinders waited to clean up the mess afterwards.

Petri ignored all the enticements and offerings and tried to keep her mind away from where she might end up if she failed in her escape attempt. A short, brisk walk brought her to the transit station just as a train pulled up to the stop. It wasn't a perfect solution, it wasn't even a good solution, but at least it was a stopgap that might give her the time she needed to formulate a plan. Being a moving target was better than being a stationary one.

She hopped on the train and found an empty car. As she dropped into a seat at the back of the car, she sighed. It had started out as such a good night.


Looks like Petri's night has taken a bad turn, huh?  Want to find out what happens next?  Head to your favorite online merchant and download your copy now! ;-)  Thank you all for stopping by today and for checking out my first sci-fi novel!!  Happy reading! :-)








Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Author-4-Author End of Summer Author Blast - Online Event






Author - 4 - Author Presents
The End of Summer Author Blast

Join the fun. Hang out with your favorite authors. Meet some great new authors. Play some games. Find out about new books. And, win some games.

Scheduled to Appear

Friday, September 25th
10:00 AM - TBA
10:30 AM - CE Black
11:00 AM - R.l. Merrill Author - 1 hr takeover*
12:00 PM - Eva Gordon Author
12:30 PM - AKMichaelsauthor
1:00 PM - Adri Sinclair - 1 hr takeover
2:00 PM - Gwen Knight - 1 hr takeover
3:00 PM - K.C. Fox
3:30 PM - Jen Winters
4:00 PM - ML Rodriguez
4:30 PM - Rose Nickol
5:00 PM - Author Taabia Dupree - 1 hr takeover
6:00 PM - Alexandra Iff - 1 hr takeover
7:00 PM - Author C.D. Taylor/Taylor Dawn
7:30 PM - Desiree A Cox
8:30 PM - Elena Kincaid
9:00 PM - Janet A. Mota Author
9:30 PM - Olivia Linden
10:00 PM - Lawrence Parlier
10:30 PM - Author JD Nelson
11:00 PM - Savannah Morgan - 1 hr takeover

Saturday, September 26th

10:00 AM - Elle Klass
10:30 AM - Steph M Phillips
11:00 AM - Victoria Saccenti
11:30 AM - Audra Hart
12:00 PM - Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra
12:30 PM - Bryce Evans
1:00 PM - Kacey Ables PA
1:30 PM - Mistral Dawn
2:00 PM - Barbara Chioffi - 1 hr takeover*
3:00 PM - Elizabeth Lynx
3:30 PM - Karina Kantas - 1 hr takeover
4:30 PM - Kacey Ables PA
5:00 PM - Selena Rivera - 1hr takeover
6:00 PM - Savannah Hill
6:30 PM - Gina Moray- 1 hr takeover
7:30 PM - P.t. Macias
8:00 PM - Cecile Tellier - 1 hr takeover*
9:00 PM - Damian Lawrence Tyler - 1 hr takeover
10:00 PM - HA Fortman
10:30 PM - Lizabeth Scott Author
11:00 PM - Jessika Klide
11:30 PM - Savannah Morgan - Closing


Meet the awesome talent of the Author-4-Author Member Roster and beat the heat of the end of Summer days with some familiar and a few new authors and their books.
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Monday, September 7, 2015

BTS eMAG Spotlights Author-4-Author Members



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BTS eMAG is doing a two-page full layout of 8 of the Author-4-Author members. Get your copy today and check out the great reviews, spotlights, and ads for awesome reads.

Spotlighted authors: 
Savannah Morgan
Elena Kincaid
Barbara Chioffi
Kathryn Kelly
Selena Rivera
Mistral Dawn
Victoria Saccenti
Mira Day
Katie Fox
R.l. Merrill Author.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Author-4-Author: Opening Lines Blog Hop.





Author-4-Author: A Virtual Writer’s Group


Presents


Opening Lines



Welcome to the first #Author4Author Blog Hop! We’re a group of multi-genre, multi-level authors who support, advise and encourage each other. Our group is open to any writer who sincerely desires to become an author. Author-4-Author is where dreams of becoming a published author become a reality. Where experienced authors can come to get answers to questions, support for events and publishing, and encouragement in all areas of a writer’s life. If you’re interested in becoming an Author-4-Author member, we can be found on Facebook!




Every month Author-4-Author members will come together in different projects. Every month you can join us in our Themed Blog Hop. July’s theme is Opening Lines!



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Author Name:

Gabi Montgomery


Opening Lines:


This is the first line of my book The Awakening of Oak Leaf Plantation. It has not been published yet, but in final edits and should be available this fall. 






Opening line:


Rafe stood at the edge of the porch staring at the staggering swarm of tourists strolling beneath the outstretched limbs of ancient, moss-draped oaks lining the half-mile drive leading up to his home. 


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Authors name:


Savannah Morgan


Title:

Touch of the Irish: Touch of the Irish: Part 1 - The Dragon's Lair 








Opening Line: 

“Of all the arrogant, ego-maniacal, vainglorious...”


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Author Name:

Mistral Dawn

Title: Taken by the Huntsman



Opening Lines:


The bus pulled up to the curb with a tired-sounding wheeze and Cassie looked at the driver, waiting for him to unlock the back door.

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Author Name:

Jordan Marie

Title:

Breaking Dragon




Opening Lines:


"It’s Sunday. That shouldn’t be a momentous thing because you get one of those every week, if you’re lucky enough to survive."



Author: Karina Kantas

Title: Lawless Justice




Opening Line: 
"Don't try getting up," Cass yelled. You're a piece of shit, Simon and I've had it."

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Welcome! :-) Would You Like To Join The First #Author4Author #BlogHop?


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July’s Theme is Opening Lines.

The rules are simple.
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