Friday, June 29, 2018

Interview with V.W. Raynes, author of Twisted Venom

Title: Twisted Venom
Author: V. W. Raynes
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Genre: Suspense/Thriller
Format: Ebook

When young internist Claudia Ranelli attends a medical conference in San Francisco, she has a sexual encounter so bizarre and frightful it nearly kills her. But that isn't the end of her terror. Claudia and her cousin Dru Salinas must discover the identity of the person terrorizing them both, a quest that leads from pit vipers to modern genetics. Claudia tells a gripping story with sensitivity, a humanly scientific perspective, eroticism and a wry sense of humor.


Question1- Could you please tell us a little about your book?
TWISTED VENOM is the story of a young oncologist (cancer physician) who attends a medical conference in San Francisco, meets a man named Chance and has a bizarre sexual experience that seems venomous and nearly kills her. When she gets home to Texas, she and her cousin Dru Salinas realize that someone is out to terrorize them both, and their quest for answers leads them from pit vipers to modern genetics.
Question2 – Who or what is the inspiration behind this book?
I refer quite a few patient samples for genetic testing and am fascinated by the huge breakthroughs that have been made in cancer diagnostics and therapeutics. I wanted to write something that might teach people a little about what's going using a fictional format that, although somewhat kinky, might be more interesting reading. The gene mutation that I incorporate into the story is real, and the research to find a compound with the ability to reverse the effects of this mutation is ongoing and important. It is somewhat difficult, however, to put into a format that a non-medical person can understand.
Question3- What cause are you most passionate about and why?
No single cause, but I like the idea of making people familiar with new medical or scientific findings in an entertaining format.
Question4- Do you have any rituals you follow when you finish a piece of work?
Not really. I do get more sleep.
Question5- Who has influenced you throughout your writing career?
It's a short career so far. I took a writing class, and the instructor kept me going; she's very patient.
Question6- What are some of your long term goals?
I hope to write more medical thrillers--but I'm not quitting my job.

V. W. Raynes is the pen name of a physician practiciing in Texas

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Guest post from I.M. Free, author of I Don't Have Time

Title: I Don't Have Time
Author: I.M. Free
Publisher: iUniverse
Genre: Biography
Format: Ebook

When she was in her early thirties, the author realized something was guiding her. Suddenly, a whole new world opened up.

She had never considered herself an atheist, but she had always questioned the stories in the Bible as she thought it was impossible for anyone or anything to have so much power.

But through her own experiences, she learned something really does have that much power. She became one of the few people throughout time who began communicating directly with God.
Sometimes when the author awakens, she knows something she didn’t know before she fell asleep. She feels things she wasn’t aware of before. This is how God protects her and prepares her for life.

I Don’t Have Time is the story of how God found the author and how she realized that while some people live as though they won’t face consequences for their actions, they could not be more wrong. Even if they don’t pay the price in this lifetime, they will in the next.


As a first-time author, I wrote this book because I believe it was part of God’s plan for me.   Many years ago I felt I would eventually write a book about my life. At my daughter’s funeral, the voice I hear said to me I would write.
I choose the title of my book, “I Don’t Have Time”, because many times I felt there just wasn’t enough time to do all the things I believed needed to be done.  Today, I realize God gives us time to do what we are supposed to do.
My pen name, I. M. Free, is how I feel today because I have a clear conscience and can look back over my life knowing I am not perfect, but I did my best.  It is my belief I will live again and I will be given the time and opportunity to do the many things there wasn’t the time to do in this lifetime.
Unlike many, I do not want fame or recognition, I cherish my privacy.   A great-grandmother in my seventies, I am very content with my peaceful life and hope to live the remainder of my life as I have always lived.

I.M. Free nearly gave up on life as a teen living with an alcoholic parent, but at just the right time, a voice saved her life. That voice led her to a close relationship with God,who she now thinks of as her friend and confidant. She wrote this book so that others will find Him.

Monday, June 25
Interviewed at Confessions at an Eccentric Bookaholic

Tuesday, June 26
Guest blogging at Voodoo Princess

Thursday, June 28
Interviewed at Harmonious Publicity

Friday, June 29
Guest blogging at The Literary Nook

Monday, July 2
Interviewed at I'm Shelf-ish

Tuesday, July 3
Interviewed at Literal Exposure

Wednesday, July 4
Guest blogging at Lover of Literature

Friday, July 6
Book reviewed at C'est La T

Monday, July 9
Interviewed at Straight From the Authors Mouth

Tuesday, July 10
Guest blogging at Fiction to Fruition

Wednesday, July 11
Interviewed at Write and Take Flight

Friday, July 13
Interviewe at The Book Czar

Monday, July 16
Guest blogging at My Bookish Pleasure

Tuesday, July 17
Book reviewed at A Book Lover

Wednesday, July 18
Interviewed at As the Pages Turn

Friday, July 20
Interviewed at Carpe Librum

Wednesday, July 25
Interviewed at Review From Here

Thursday, July 26
Guest blogging at She Writes

Monday, July 30
Guest blogging at Medium

Tuesday, July 31
Interviewed at From Paperback to Leatherbound

Thursday, August 2
Book reviewed at My Bookish Pleasures

Friday, August 3
Guest blogging at The Revolving Bookshelf

Monday, August 6
Interviewed at A Title Wave

Tuesday, August 7
Interviewed at The Book Refuge

Thursday, August 9
Interviewed at Read Between the Ink

Friday, August 10
Guest blogging at A Taste of My Mind

Tuesday, August 14
Book reviewed at The Hype and the Hoopla

Wednesday, August 15
Interviewed at The Writer's Life

Thursday, August 16
Guest blogging at All Inclusive Retort

Friday, August 17
Book reviewed at Read Between the Ink

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Book Blast: The Failed Experiment by Mart Grams

Title: The Failed Experiment
Author: Mart Grams
Publisher: XLibrisUS
Genre: Social Science/Ethnic Studies
Format: Ebook

When the American government was founded, the Founders and Framers assumed a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” That government is dying. It is under the authority of not “we, the people” but rather a small elite that is trying to snuff out the great experiment of man ruling himself, the common man, the man that within the right system of government can attain his purpose to achieve happiness. Were the Framers wrong? Were the ideas of Alexander Hamilton right? Is man incapable of self-rule? Does he need to be taken care of, watched, manipulated? No! It is not a failed experiment! It is time to retake that government.


Married, two sons, had to endure sons to get granddaughters, 30 years of teaching in northern Wisconsin. Written three previous books: The Great Experiment, Economics for the Remnant, Words My Grandfather Gave Me, a fanatic of the American Dream, lives in small town with his wife Linda and their two cats, Miss Bailey and Stumpy.



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