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He’s Running for Congress…

Former Navy Seal Carl Higbie is running for Congress in CT.

Do I like everything he stands for? No

Do I like some of the things he says? No

Do I like the three core things he stands for? YES

Listen here to find out what they are…

http://renegadetalk.fm/2013/12/14/carl-higbie-renegade-talk-4/

Good luck Carl

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We can’t have Jingle Balls but…

There’s uproar over Kmart’s Musical Joe Boxer commercial but it’s okay to watch the Victoria Secret Fashion Show crap?

http://renegadetalk.fm/2013/12/12/richie-marlas-victorias-circus/

Jingle BallsSeriously? Bring on the Balls!

 

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Out Tomorrow!

Due out December 1oth  by my good friend Bryce Evans…Check it out!

 

River Channing is on the run from Vampire Paddock Reed.  Finding out that Vampires exist makes River doubt everything she knows in life. In order to stay one step ahead of the vampires, River must travel from one job to another to survive. Driving from state to state, River finds her way to Freedom, Colorado and gets a job at the Meadowland Lodge where she befriends the owners mate Ash Wilder. Being the Detective she is, Ash digs into River’s past and finds out that she is on the run from someone.  Finding a newspaper clipping in River’s pocketbook, Ash learns that women have been murdered and drained of all their blood.  Ash calls in some help from her Uncle, Vampire Reece Ramsey, and Alpha of the new shifter Unit Jonas Glenn.

 

One sniff of her scent and the Alpha’s know that River is their mate. When River finds out that the Lodge is owned and operated by the Wilder Pack, she wants to run again. Together they learn that River isn’t just human, but a Healer with magic that can cure the sick and heal the injured.  But can her Mates and new friends keep River safe from the vampires who want her blood or will she have to run to save them all.

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Today’s Tease…Becky Flade

Welcome! Pull up a seat and enjoy a chat with Today’s Tease Becky Flade

Your Name or Pen Name you use:   Becky Flade

Title of the book you are promoting:   Fated Souls

 Link to purchase your Book:   http://amzn.com/B00C9KNYWK

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Welcome  BF..I, LH have some questions for you 😉

LH: I wanted to be a ballerina, race car driver and a private detective when I was little. What did you want to be when you grew up?

BF: I remember wanting to be a nurse for like one day. After that I wanted to be a newspaper journalist; the youngest author to ever hit the New York Times Bestseller’s List; then I settled on an attorney and fiction novelist.

LH: I didn’t really have a literary influence, I just decided one day to start writing. Who influenced you in your writing career?     

BF: I’m a compulsive reader and I enjoy a wide variety of authors like Agatha Christie, David Gemmel, Nora Roberts, Stephen King, Anne Rice, John Grisham, Jeffrey Archer, Jude Deveraux, John Jakes, we’ll be here all day if I keep going. I hope no one influenced me; I’d prefer to have my own distinct style.

LH: I self published all of my books and was then “discovered” by a publisher. Are you an Indie or published author?

BF: I’m not self-published and I’ve got contracts with three publishers, so I guess I was discovered, ha! I hadn’t realized I’d been discovered – how about that?! =D

LH: This is easy for me…I’d invite Johnny Depp and I would not discuss movies! Who would you invite to dinner, living or dead, and what one topic would you NOT discuss with them?

BF: I’d like to say Nathan Fillion and Firefly/Serenity but that would require sawing off my own tongue (I’m a Browncoat!) and as my fiancé believes he has a say in what body parts I get to saw off – I’ll have to go with John Lennon. And not discuss politics.

LH: I personally think that there is way too much sex and violence everywhere in society these days and it’s everywhere but that Hollywood is one of the biggest contributors.  Do you think that society as a whole is subjected to too much sex and violence and are you concerned about it? Ever feel conflicted and if so, why?

BF: Our society is inundated with sex and violence, especially in entertainment and media, television, movies, books, music, even video games, it’s everywhere. And as a mother I’m extraordinarily concerned about it. However, in addition to paranormal romance and contemporary romance, I also write erotica and it sounds hypocritical as hell for me to make that statement. But, and here’s where I could lose friends, as a parent it is my job to monitor and limit to what my children are exposed. These images are intended for the entertainment of adults. But kids are the ones accessing them and so many of these kids have no sense of the consequences of their actions. I think the bigger problem faced by our society is the combination of lackadaisical parenting paired with an appalling lack of accountability.

LH: I’m a huge softy and by no means a beauty queen… lol but, I truly would want world peace in the blink of an eye if I could make it happen…If you could change one thing in the world, in the blink of an eye, what would it be?

BF: Poverty. I don’t mean everybody’s rich. But no one on the Third Rock would ever have to choose between eating and heat; food or medicine, ever again.

LH: With the traditional bookstore becoming obsolete and everyone turning to buying books online, I don’t buy the hype that “the cover is everything”. How important do you think book covers are now that almost all shopping is done online?

BF: Well, you’ve got a point. The fantastic cover that really jumps up off the shelf and says, “Becky buy me; you know you must have me, dahling!” really isn’t necessary in this digital day and age. But a bad cover can still hurt. I’ve seen some really messed up digital covers that have kept me from even looking at a book’s description and The Book Binge blog posts a weekly “WTF Cover” update every Saturday. I wouldn’t want to be on that list.

LH: I can remember wanting to write as a kid. I got a really late start! Have you always wanted to write and when did you start?

BF: I have had stories, characters, little dramas, playing out in my head for as long as I can remember. It was either be a writer or be treated for schizophrenia. 😉  I wrote my first book in kindergarten. I still have it.

LH: I love to see if I can see myself in a character. What interests you most about a story?

BF: I live so much with the hero and the heroine that by the time I finish with them, they are driving me nuts. They’re like house guests that just won’t go away. And without fail, I am completely enthralled with the supporting cast.

LH: For me, I just get hit with this whole movie in my head and start writing. How do you come up with your stories?

BF: It’s different every time. Sometimes I see the beginning, other times the middle; could be the end or the whole she-bang. Could be one scene, one conversation; sometimes it’s just an idea that grows into something bigger. That is so disgustingly vague, I’m sorry, but it’s honest.

LH: I can’t tell you or I’d have to…lol Are you working on anything now?                                                                            

BF: I have an awful habit of bouncing. I’ve been working on the same book for 2 years and while working on that I edited, contracted, revised per an editorial team and published my full length romance Fated Souls. I wrote and edited two novellas, one that I recently contracted, it’ll be out in 2014, and another that is out on submission. I started another novella and wrote the framework for a series. I bounce. But I’m really going to finish the Monster WIP.

LH: I have written and published 6… How many books have you written? How many have been published?

BF: Shit, can you combine this question with the last one? LOL

LH: I write for fun I don’t even dream of riches…Do you write for fun or money?

BF: I’m so glad I don’t write to eat. My poor babies would starve.

LH: Some of my family members had a bit of a problem with me writing my first book “A Beautiful Liar” because the character Maggie West is basically me…to a point 😉 They had a problem with the genre and me “putting it all out there” so to speak so I took a pen name. They eventually came around as I have never cared who knows who I am what I’ve done or what they think of me. I’ve never wanted to be famous, just infamous! What has been your biggest problem when it comes to family or friends when writing?

BF: My mother hates the “filth” as she calls the erotica but is very supportive, nonetheless. It helps that also write sweet romance in addition to steamy. The only other hurdle is finding time amongst the responsibilities of having a full time family and job without my people feeling neglected.

LH: I would not change one thing in my life as I would not be me if I did… If you could go back in time and change one thing in your life, what would it be?

BF: That’s exactly how I feel! I’m terrified that the one thing I changed would alter something I love about my now and I’d be SCREWED. Mistakes teach us, they form us, even more so than the successes. Nah, I wouldn’t change a thing. Except maybe wearing shoes to my senior prom that were a size and half too small just because they were pretty and not available in my size. Nope, who knows what catastrophic ripple that could cause….and my date had to carry me around like I was princess, it wasn’t all bad.

LH: If I could go back in time and tell someone something, I’d go back and tell the founding fathers they were doing a few things wrong…If you could go back in time and tell someone something, who would you tell and what would you tell them.

BF: I’d go back and tell Marilyn Monroe that she was sexy and smart, so stop acting like you aren’t, because any man that likes a dumb ass broad isn’t worth the dick is in drawers and that she didn’t need a man to make her worthwhile anyway; and to get healthy before she killed herself.

LH: I would freak out if someone contacted me and said they wanted to make one of my books or my series of book into a movie as I am really very shy in person and I’d probably go into hiding. I don’t think I could handle it. How would you handle it? Who would be the first person you told?

BF: I’d freaking love it! Oh I’d lose my mind kind of love it. I’d be embarrassed sure, but that would not stop me from screaming and dancing like a fool wherever I was when I found out. There would be fist pumping too, yeah lots of fist pumping in the air. And hiney shaking. I’d tell me fiancé first; my daughters second and my mom third. If I don’t do it in that order, I get in trouble.

Thanks for that fun and frank interview BF…Now… for the fun stuff!

Favorite Beverage?   Captain and Coke

Exercise or Bubble Bath?  BATH

Favorite Color?         Green

Take out or Dine in? Take out 

Camping or Hotel?    Hotel

Sports or Chocolate?  Sports

Dogs or Cats?   Dogs

Favorite Food?     Pizza

Favorite Song?  Crazy Bitch by Buckcherry

Favorite Movie?  Armageddon 

Favorite Car?   1967 Chevy Impala

Sex or Chocolate? (The answer “Both” is totally acceptable 😉  SEX

And now for the essay part of the interview 😉 

LH: If you could go anywhere for a week, with anyone you wanted and no one would ever find out about it…where would you go, what would you do and who would you take?

BF: I’d like to go to Ireland with my beloved and explore old castles. I know it probably sounds boring but to me that sounds like the most romantic trip ever. No, we are not doing that for our honeymoon because honeymoons are supposed to be nekkid and it’s chilly and rainy in Ireland which does not encourage nudity IMO.

Thanks so much for having me! 

Thank you for spending this time with us. Make sure to pick up your copy of Becky Flade’s

Fated Souls

at

http://amzn.com/B00C9KNYWK

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Today’s Tease…M. Homer

Welcome! Pull up a seat and enjoy a chat with Today’s Tease M. Homer

Your Name or Pen Name you use:  M. Homer

Title of the book you are promoting:  Dare to Breathe

 Link to purchase your Book:  http://www.amazon.com/Dare-Breathe-M-Homer-ebook/dp/B00GM6WKFO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385012692&sr=8-1&keywords=Dare+to+Breathe

OR  http://eternalpress.biz/book.php?isbn=9781629290898

Genre:  New Adult romance

Welcome  MH…I, LH have some questions for you 😉

LH: I wanted to be a ballerina, race car driver and a private detective when I was little. What did you want to be when you grew up?

MH: Hmm, tough question! Well at first I wanted to be a vet, but as I grew up I discovered how smart you had to be. Then I wanted to be an FBI agent, until I realized that first off, you had to be American and secondly, again you had to be smart!! Finally as a teenager, I decided I wanted to change the world, so I became an early childhood teacher. 🙂

LH: I didn’t really have a literary influence, I just decided one day to start writing. Who influenced you in your writing career?

MH: Actually, buying a Kindle opened my eyes to the possibility. I have always wanted to write but had no idea where to start. Seeing self published, amazing authors coming through via Amazon, inspired me to give it a go, so I did!

LH: I self published all of my books and was then “discovered” by a publisher. Are you an Indie or published author?

MH: I hunted and hunted to find a publisher after I self published my first book. I decided that I needed some expert support to set myself up properly. I’d say about 9/10’s of the challenge is knowing how to market your book. Finding Eternal Press and getting the support from them and the experienced authors in the group has been a huge support for me.

LH: This is easy for me…I’d invite Johnny Depp and I would not discuss movies! Who would you invite to dinner, living or dead, and what one topic would you NOT discuss with them?

MH: Err, I’d possibly invite Channing Tatum and not discuss his wife (lol).

LH: I personally think that there is way too much sex and violence everywhere in society these days and it’s everywhere but that Hollywood is one of the biggest contributors.  Do you think that society as a whole is subjected to too much sex and violence and are you concerned about it? Ever feel conflicted and if so, why?

MH: I think the shock factor always seems to get people talking and that is what Hollywood and the media use to drive sales. Of course, the more we see the shocking events, the more immune we become to them so the ‘more’ shocking the events become. I come from well grounded family. We are open to new ideas and situations but always have robust conversations about what is fair and just. I want my children to grow up aware of the world around them and be active contributors to it but with the intention of making a positive impact on their world. That is my ultimate dream for them.

LH: I’m a huge softy and by no means a beauty queen… lol but, I truly would want world peace in the blink of an eye if I could make it happen…If you could change one thing in the world, in the blink of an eye, what would it be?

MH: Myself. I found this amazing quote and I think it is so valid. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” Rumi

Image what place the world would be if we all thought that way instead of trying to change others J

LH: With the traditional bookstore becoming obsolete and everyone turning to buying books online, I don’t buy the hype that “the cover is everything”. How important do you think book covers are now that almost all shopping is done online?

MH: Actually when I scour shelves for books via Amazon, I do look at the covers. For example the book Wallbanger, by Alice Clayton. I saw that book on the bestsellers list forever BUT I hated the cover. Finally, after seeing review after review, I bought it and loved it. So, I guess it is still important, not everything, but still an important part of the marketing.

LH: I can remember wanting to write as a kid. I got a really late start! Have you always wanted to write and when did you start?

MH: Yes I have. I spent many a New Year making a promise (to myself) to get published. Twenty years later, here I am! I did write some articles for parenting magazines when I had my children which gave me a taste for success. I was pretty pleased when those were published but writing a novel has always been my dream.

LH: I love to see if I can see myself in a character. What interests you most about a story?

MH: Truthfully? The romance. If it feels genuine, and you can see the emotions driving the story, then I fall into it. I am pretty easy to please, really J

LH: For me, I just get hit with this whole movie in my head and start writing. How do you come up with your stories?

MH: I come up with a concept but it seems to me the story evolves as the characters take on personalities of their own. I wish I could see the bigger picture before I start but truthfully I start with just the bare bones and the story just seems to grow and grow.

LH: I can’t tell you or I’d have to…lol Are you working on anything now?

MH: Yup, I have written a romantic comedy which I am tweaking. It is about an American/ Italian family who plan a yearlong wedding in Bologna Italy. It has me laughing out loud but I have to make sure I can transfer that so that others get it too 🙂

LH: I have written and published 6 books… How many books have you written? How many have been published?

MH: I have written 3, working on the 4th with my cousin and have published 2! It’s been a busy year at the Homer household.

LH: I write for fun I don’t even dream of riches…Do you write for fun or money?

MH: Firstly fun but if I could make money, I’d be a happy camper too. What I love most right now however, is hearing feedback on what I have written. Even the tough critique gets me thinking on how I could do it better.

LH: Some of my family members had a bit of a problem with me writing my first book “A Beautiful Liar” because the character Maggie West is basically me…to a point 😉 They had a problem with the genre and me “putting it all out there” so to speak so I took a pen name. They eventually came around as I have never cared who knows who I am what I’ve done or what they think of me. I’ve never wanted to be famous, just infamous! What has been your biggest problem when it comes to family or friends when writing?

MH: I had the exact same problem as you! My first book, Treading Water, is very loosely based on me. The story that develops has nothing to do with my family at all, but I originated the initial concept from experience. I know that my family have found that tough and take it personally. I am glad I wrote the story as it broke my fear of completing a novel but it did cause some uncomfortable moments…

LH: I have never experienced writers block…I have experienced writers “don’t want to”… Have you ever experienced writers block and if so, how did you overcome it?

MH: Yes I have. I have written a thousand starts to books and stopped. I guess this is because unlike you, I start with a concept that I develop, whereas you (lucky you) have the whole story mapped out from the start. I get over it by a) throwing away the story or b) sucking it up and working out how I can move forward. My cousin is a great help when I get stuck!!

LH: I get asked all the time “Do you have any advice for new writers?”… Do you?

MH: Yes, give it a go! It does take some guts to ‘put yourself out there’ but until you do, you’ll have no idea if you can do it. Oh and expect the rejection letters, they WILL happen but keep trying to learn from them and keep giving it a go.

LH: I would not change one thing in my life as I would not be me if I did… If you could go back in time and change one thing in your life, what would it be?

MH: I totally agree with you. I love my life, even the crappy moments have helped me to grow into the person I am now. I feel truly blessed with all I have and all I am. I know I still want to grow and develop but I love living and learning. I would change nothing!

LH: If I could go back in time and tell someone something, I’d go back and tell the founding fathers they were doing a few things wrong…If you could go back in time and tell someone something, who would you tell and what would you tell them?

MH: I’d go back and tell my Granddad who died a few years ago that he is the one person in my life who I will always remember, love and talk about. He was my inspiration and I miss him every day.

LH: I would freak out if someone contacted me and said they wanted to make one of my books or my series of book into a movie as I am really very shy in person and I’d probably go into hiding. I don’t think I could handle it. How would you handle it? Who would be the first person you told?

MH: I would completely flip out too and the first person I’d call would be my husband J Then my cousin Amanda, who loves reading my work.

Thank you for that intimate and informative interview MH…Now… for the fun stuff!

Favorite Beverage? Jacob’s Creek bubbly wine.

Exercise or Bubble Bath? Totally the bubble bath!

Favorite Color? Blue

Take out or Dine in? Take out

Camping or Hotel? Hotel

Sports or Chocolate? Chocolate (preferably in the bath tub!)

Dogs or Cats? Both! I have two cats and a dog and love them all to bits.

Favorite Food? Pasta (I am half Italian, after all!)

Favorite Song? Err…I love many but one that sticks in my head is Beautiful Day by U2 as that was when my son was born.

Favorite Movie? Another tough one… I really enjoyed; She’s the man, Dirty Dancing, Avatar, Lord of the Rings. Anything besides horrors really.

Favorite Car? Not really into cars but if I had lots of money and could choose one, would be down the Audi car lot!

Sex or Chocolate? (The answer “Both” is totally acceptable 😉 Chocolate, sex and bath tub? 😉

And now for the essay part of the interview 😉

LH: If you could go anywhere for a week, with anyone you wanted and no one would ever find out about it…where would you go, what would you do and who would you take?

MH: I’d go back on holiday to Mauritius (just been there a few months ago). I’d do nothing but eat and sit on the beach and I’d go with my totally awesome husband. Told you I was boring and easy to please 🙂

Thank you for spending this time with us. Make sure to pick up your copy of M. Homer ‘s

Dare to Breathe

at

http://www.amazon.com/Dare-Breathe-M-Homer-ebook/dp/B00GM6WKFO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385012692&sr=8-1&keywords=Dare+to+Breathe

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“The only way to  make it through these trying times is with massive amounts of chocolate.” and yes, you may quote me 😉

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Author Explosion!

Make sure to get in on Author CM Wights “Author Explosion!”

It’s going on well into the new year and has MANY wonderful games and prizes!

Find it here: https://www.facebook.com/events/560140457379712/?hc_location=stream

Readers and authors alike are welcome. Make sure to tell her Leanna Harrow sent you 😉

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