Friday, June 25, 2010

Eternal Kiss of Darkness Jeaniene Frost Book Trailer

Mencheres is a Master vampire who had seen it all, until a human braved death to rescue him. Though he burns for Kira, keeping her in his world means risking her life. Soon he must choose between the woman he craves, or defeating an enemy bent on his eternal destruction.Learn more about this author here: Learn more about this book here:

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Human Body Detectives: A Heart Pumping Adventure Heather Manley, ND Book Trailer

During breakfast with her dad, Merrin is concerned about his eating habits and his heart. A few moments later, she and Pearl are riding on a red, pillowy, donut shaped boat, floating on a red colored sea and surrounded by hundreds of these grape like things! Learn more about this book: Learn More about this author:

God Knows My Name by Beth Redman Book Trailer

With passion and tenderness, Beth Redman shares an empowering message about Gods personal and intimate love for each of usa powerful antidote to insecurity, shame, and rejection. Learn more about this book: Learn more about this author: Religion/Christian Life/Womens Issues

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Solitary by Travis Thrasher Book Trailer

The first book in the Solitary Tales suspense series will remind you what it means to believe in what you cannot see. Learn more about this book: Learn more about this author: YA/Juvenile Fiction/Religious/Christian/Mysteries & Detective Stories

Monday, June 21, 2010

Ice Cold A Rizzoli and Isles Novel by Tess Gerritsen Book Trailer

New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsens relentless, inventive novels take readers on pulse racing thrill rides that are as satisfying as they are heart stopping. Now, in this edge of your seat suspense novel featuring Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles, a mysteriously isolated town stands abandoned as a silent watcher waits. Learn more about this author here: Learn more about this book here: Suspense

The Poison Diaries by Maryrose Wood Book Trailer

A dark, gothic tale of romance . . . and murder. Jessamine Luxton has lived all her sixteen years in an isolated cottage near Alnwick Castle. When Jessamine begins to fall in love with a mysterious boy who claims to communicate with plants, she is drawn into the dangerous world of the poison garden. And in the right dose, everything is a poison, even love. Learn more about this book: Learn more about this author: YA

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Traditional Greek Husbands by Lucy Monroe Book Trailer

Untouched and bought for $100,000! Neo Stamos wants Cassandra with a burning desire. She will need a gentle awakening, but Neos the master of seduction! No-strings flingto wedding ring? Zephyr and Piper must end their affair before one of them gets hurt. Theres just one complication. Pipers pregnant!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ah, Summer days, at last!

Easy enough for those sun worshippers to wax poetic, but this fair-skinned woman (translation: five minutes without sunscreen and this lobster is COOKED and ready to serve.) is a little more hesitant to get excited—usually. For me, summer coming is more like a countdown to an opportunity to burst into flames (whee!) But for some reason, this particular season has me “getting it” for the first time.

Maybe it was the endless icy cold of winter that decided to skip spring this year. Maybe it was that snow storm on Memorial Weekend that had my husband grilling with his wool cap and coat on. Or maybe it was that offhand joke a friend made asking when I was getting off of house arrest (My social life has been non-existent for a long stretch to the point that I’m pretty sure people wearing ankle-bracelets are seeing more action).

But this is it! I opened the windows and aired out the house, dusted off the ol’ attitude, grabbed my SPF 100 and seized the day! (Yup! That’s me! Weird woman with parasol!) The heat has arrived and the battle to keep my daughter clothed begins. (She is four. When you are four, clothing is apparently optional at almost every occasion.) And instead of complaining, I’m just going to embrace it. I’m going to get out for picnics and swims and even, dare I hope, the county fair this year. I’m going to rejoin humanity and just hope that my white skin doesn’t blind my fellow citizens (or inspire them to drive me back into my writing cave.) I just need to find my “I swear I’m not a Vampire” t-shirt. Where did I put that thing?

Which leads me to one of the number one benefits of hosting “Canned Laughter and Coffee” every Tuesday night on the radio. I can pretend to be a tanned lithe beauty who practically exudes summer magic and no one can argue differently. (Well, now they can because I’ve admitted my light allergy in the paragraphs above…)

Guest spots for the show have booked out for the entire summer and I confess, it’s like a vacation that comes to my doorstep every week. Who needs an RV? All my favorite authors (and future favorite authors) come to me and we get to laugh, chat and just share our passion for books and writing. My summer is action-packed, she said defensively… ;--)

No really. It is. I’ve got my new laptop and I’m writing al fresco. (Did I spell that right? We non fresh-air breathers aren’t as familiar with these terms.) I’m actually writing like a maniac since I’ve opened up to the idea that heat might not necessarily kill me. Though I do have to limit my exposure. (Think Spock when he went in that chamber with all the radiation.) I mean, limit my exposure to the elements, not to the laptop.

At the moment, I’m working on “Passion Wears Pearls”, the next installment in the Jaded series, “The Concubine’s Daughter, a historical romance set in Meiji Restoration Japan and Victorian London, and (seriously people), a new contemporary romantic comedy called “The Master of Disaster” as well as an erotic paranormal, “The Devil in Chains”. That’s an incomplete list. (Did I mention the maniac thing? I sure hope my new agent doesn’t mind the maniac thing.)

So that’s it. Summer is heating up. It’s official. Let the craziness that is camping, cookouts and third-degree sunburns begin. This redhead is ready! (Okay, maybe not ready in the technical sense but I’m willing to consider buying a bathing suit. That counts, right?)

Renee Bernard is an ex-comedian, women's fiction author, and radio host for Canned Laughter and Coffee. Check out her website to find out what she's been up to!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Blood Feud: The Drake Chronicles Alyxandra Harvey Book Trailer

Love maybe the best revenge in this suspenseful, heart-pounding sequel to Hearts at Stake: The Drake Chronicles. Isabeau and Logan come from different worlds and warring clans, but are united by a common goal, vengeanceand their uncontrollable affection for each other. Action, humor and romance make this a vampire series you can really sink your teeth into. Learn more about this author and book here:

The Forbidden Series by Samantha Sommersby Book Trailer

Warning: In addition to bad ass villains, kick butt heroines, truly inspiring lovin, and dark magic, this series contains one hunky holy man turned rebel vampire, a delicious and powerful sorcerer who sometimes sports fangs, a dirty talking cowboy whos sometimes furry, and one very hot, very British, knife wielding shrink. Learn more about this book: Learn more about this author: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

Savages Don Winslow Book Trailer

Part time philanthropist and environmentalist, Ben, and his ex mercenary buddy, Chon, run an independent and very profitable Laguna Beach based marijuana operation. In the past, when their turf was challenged, Chon took care of eliminating the threat. But now the Baja Cartel wants in, and a no is unacceptable. Learn more about this author here: Learn more about this book here: Suspense

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Water Bound Christine Feehan Book Trailer

He had no idea who he was, but he was dangerous. She found him cast into the sea and brought him home to help him. He was as different as she was. Their pasts would haunt them, hunt them. But their passion kept them Water Bound. Learn more about this book: Learn more about this author:

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Healer by Linda Windsor Book Trailer

In the Scotland of King Arthur, a young female healer rescues a wounded stranger and grows to love himbut will their love bring pain or peace to their strife-torn land? Learn more about this book: Learn more about this author: Christian/Fiction/Historical

The Mailbox, by Marybeth Whalen Book Trailer

Centered on a real landmark on the coast of North Carolina, The Mailbox blends intriguing folklore and true faith with raw contemporary issues that affect every woman. Learn more about this book: Learn more about this author:

Claim by Lisa T Bergren Book Trailer

Dominic St. Clair has gone as far from home as possible, working the boxing rings of South America, before anguish over leaving his sisters brings him back to Colorado. Learn more about this book: Learn more about this author: Christian/Fiction/Historical

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

This World We Live In Susan Beth Pfeffer Book Trailer

Its been a year since a meteor collided with the moon, catastrophically altering the earth. For Miranda Evans, life as she knew it no longer exists. As the struggle to survive intensifies, Miranda must make a decision that will change her life forever. Learn more about his author here: Learn more about this book here: YA

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Silencing Sam Julie Kramer Book Trailer

In this town, gossip kills... When a widely despised gossip columnist is shot to death, TV reporter Riley Spartz must secretly investigate a case in which she becomes the prime suspect. Amid murder, our heroine discovers news and gossip have more in common than she ever imagined. Learn more about this author here: Learn more about this book here: Mystery Suspense

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Slow Fade by Reggie Joiner Book Trailer

A discussion of the most overlooked and underdeveloped facet of the modern church, Slow Fade makes a compelling case for intergenerational relationships as the way to keep college-aged people engaged in faith. Learn more about this book here: Religion, Christian Life, General

Parenting Beyond Your Capacity by Reggie Joiner and Carey Nieuwhof Book Trailer

When parents work in tandem with the faith community to raise their children, they increase their parenting capacity exponentially. Learn more about this book here: Religion, Christian Life, Family

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wicked Intentions Elizabeth Hoyt Book Trailer

From the New York Times bestselling author of To Desire a Devil comes this thrilling tale of danger, desire, and dark passions. Lord Caire is a man controlled by his desires. Temperance Dews is a woman haunted by her past. Together they enter into a bargain that neither can refuse. Learn more about this author here: Learn more about this book here:

The Hidden Sister Olivia Osborne Book Trailer

What is often perceived as the most renowned story of all time, has been turned into a catalyst for change that is centuries overdue. If theories put forward in The Hidden Sister herald a search for truth, the powers that be in Vatican City would be brought to their knees. Learn more about this author here: Learn more about this book here:

At the Mountains of Madness H. P. Lovecraft Book Trailer

Into the darkness beyond a mountain range in the frigid cold of Antarctica, a party of Miskatonic scholars discover and awaken a horrible secret that threatens all of mankind when they cross into the Mountains of Madness. Learn more about this author and book here:

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Shadow Bound Erin Kellison Book Trailer

When a demon breaches the barrier between death and life, the salvation of the world depends on the passions of a dark faery just coming into her power and the man willing to use her to avenge the destruction of his family. Learn more about this author and book here: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Dark Fantasy