Saturday, November 29, 2014

Pennview Valley sketches




Suzie: J. Thorn


Alex Draft 1


By Starlight Flyer Draft 1

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Kella McKinnon FB Cover Draft 1

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Rolf Margenau Animated Banner

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Jana Richards

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Jana Richards Birthday Button

Friday, September 19, 2014

HTML Royalties


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

America has never seen anything to match the innovation, energy, romance, and excitement of the 20th Century. And the embodiment of all this is Eve Solomon, a young woman who embraces the vitality of the times with a fervor. Determined to make a name for herself in the fledgling music business of 1908, she ultimately becomes wildly successful. But the same steely determination that takes her to the heights of the entertainment world cannot bring her the one thing she wants more than anything: the love of her life, Alex Getz, a struggling Vaudeville comic who becomes one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. As their careers and lives intersect across the years, there is a price to pay—a royalty for true love that can never be measured.

Enjoy an excerpt:

Three little words.

That’s all they were, but every time she heard him say them, they had the same impact.

“Marry me, Eve,” came the voice through the phone.

“Alex, how many times have I heard that from you?” Eve paused to catch her breath. Though almost eighty-five, her bright eyes and delicate face made her look much younger.

“I don’t know how much time I’ve got left, but I want to spend it with you,” Alex said.

Eve sat alone on a couch in the living room of her rambling Beverly Hills home, trying to comprehend what she was hearing. She remembered all the times Alex had proposed, always to have something, usually another woman, get in the way. Hurt at the memory, her thoughts turned to the current Mrs. Getz, his curvaceous thirty-five-year-old former secretary. It had only been five years since they were married.

“Where’s Marcie?” Eve asked, guessing she had probably walked out on him, like the previous three wives. Eve wondered if she’d kept her sanity, something not one of the others managed during their stormy marriages to Alex.

“She’s dead.” He paused and then continued. “I shot the bitch ten minutes ago.”

About the Author:
Andy Marx is an award-winning writer and photographer, whose work has appeared in Variety, The Los Angeles Times and Entertainment Weekly, among others. He is also the co-founder of the comedy website, Hollywood & Swine, known for its lampooning of the entertainment industry. His paternal grandfather was the legendary comedian, Groucho Marx, and his maternal grandfather, the renowned songwriter, Gus Kahn. Marx lives in Beverly Hills with his wife and three children.

Website: www.andymarx.com
Blog: www.hollywoodandswine.com
Twitter: @andymarx
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andymarx?fref=ts

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

HTML 2 Jaded


This tour is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Rhonda will be awarding a $25 Visa gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter via Rafflecopter. Click on the tour banner to see the rest of the stops.

Syeesha Green’s miserable luck has finally changed. Not only has she landed a good job as a personal assistant to a high-profile socialite, but she has a new romance with her handsome law school classmate, Christian Chambers. Life couldn’t be better. Jade McCann knew the second she laid eyes on Syeesha that the young woman would be the perfect employee. Broke, beautiful, and naive, she was just the kind of woman Jade needed to carry out her plan. Now all Jade needs to do is convince Syeesha to seduce her husband so they can both score a lucrative pay day. When Syeesha discovers why she was really hired, will she sacrifice her new romance--and her dignity--to secure a fortune? Or has she learned some tricks from her cunning new boss to keep her character, her cash, and her man?

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Syeesha smiled. “We haven’t discussed pay.”

Jade leaned back in her chair. “Of course. The position pays between thirty and thirty-five. How much are you making now?” “I’m sorry, but Ray said...” Syeesha paused.

Jade followed her eyes to the glint from her ring bouncing off the silver service tray and casting another rainbow. She’s uncomfortable talking about money, Jade thought. Especially with someone who appears to have so much of it. She’ll just assume when Ray said fifty a year that he was mistaken.

“I’m willing to go high,” Jade said. “Thirty-five annually?”

Syeesha locked her eyes back on Jade’s. “Ray said the job pays between seventy and seventy-five.”

“That’s impossible.”

“I could’ve sworn.” Syeesha frowned. “Pretty sure I don’t remember hearing thirty to thirty-five.”

Jade swallowed hard. “Forty.”

“I’m no good at this whole negotiating thing,” Syeesha said, “but I just think with all the flexibility that I’ll need to have, working for possibly two people instead of one, and all the... assets I bring—you know, education level, professional experience. I think sixty-five is appropriate.”

Jade sucked in a deep, measured breath. If she hadn’t already sifted through three dozen résumés and endured interviews with completely inept candidates, she would’ve called Syeesha’s bluff and told her to hightail it back to East Flatbush. But the girl was as close to perfect as she’d ever find.

“Sixty,” Jade snapped. “And I won’t discuss it further.”

About the Author:
Rhonda Eason is a New York-based writer who hails from Detroit. As a child, she loved reading romance books and contemporary fiction by authors like Judy Blume, Bebe Moore Campbell, and Jackie Collins.

Formerly a security police office in the U.S. Air Force, Rhonda exchanged her M16 for a laptop. When she is not writing, she enjoys playing with her Chihuahua, practicing Zumba, eating dark chocolate, and reading unabashedly romantic books!

She is currently writing a family drama and a romance novel.

Website: www.rhondaeason.com
Facebook: jadedbyrhonda
Twitter: @hotbestseller

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HTML 1 JADED


This tour is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Rhonda will be awarding a $25 Visa gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter via Rafflecopter. Click on the tour banner to see the rest of the stops.

Syeesha Green’s miserable luck has finally changed. Not only has she landed a good job as a personal assistant to a high-profile socialite, but she has a new romance with her handsome law school classmate, Christian Chambers. Life couldn’t be better. Jade McCann knew the second she laid eyes on Syeesha that the young woman would be the perfect employee. Broke, beautiful, and naive, she was just the kind of woman Jade needed to carry out her plan. Now all Jade needs to do is convince Syeesha to seduce her husband so they can both score a lucrative pay day. When Syeesha discovers why she was really hired, will she sacrifice her new romance--and her dignity--to secure a fortune? Or has she learned some tricks from her cunning new boss to keep her character, her cash, and her man?

Enjoy an excerpt:

“Listen.” He took her gently by the arm and led her out of the way of the students spilling from other classrooms. “We’ve got a couple of classes together, and I know that you’re really smart. I’d hate to see you fall behind because you’ve got too much pride to join a study group.”

“What makes you think I’m going to fall behind?”

He shrugged, his shoulders moving up and down so slightly that she almost missed it. Looking at him conjured a long-ago memory of a lone Boston terrier that had sat on the sidewalk and seduced her with its sad eyes while she had eaten in an outdoor section of a Mexican restaurant. She was a sucker for puppy-dog eyes.

“Tell you what,” she said. “Let me think about it.”

“If it’ll make you feel better, maybe you and I can study together. Just the two of us.”

Ah, now they were getting to the main objective.

“Christian,” she chided. “Are you asking me out on a date?”

His lips curved into a loose smile, his eyes floating about the corridor before gliding back to her. Was it possible she was having an effect on this guy?

About the Author:
Rhonda Eason is a New York-based writer who hails from Detroit. As a child, she loved reading romance books and contemporary fiction by authors like Judy Blume, Bebe Moore Campbell, and Jackie Collins.

Formerly a security police office in the U.S. Air Force, Rhonda exchanged her M16 for a laptop. When she is not writing, she enjoys playing with her Chihuahua, practicing Zumba, eating dark chocolate, and reading unabashedly romantic books!

She is currently writing a family drama and a romance novel.

Website: www.rhondaeason.com
Facebook: jadedbyrhonda
Twitter: @hotbestseller

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Emma Blooms at Last Draft 3


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Emma Draft 2

Emma Blooms at Last Animated Banner Draft 1

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Draft 1: A Voice in the Dark




Sunday, April 6, 2014

Drafts 3 and 4

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Normandie FB Cover Draft 2


Friday, April 4, 2014

Facebook Cover Normandie


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

SBB CARELESS Excerpt one


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Randy will be awarding an eCopy of Careful and a $25 Starbucks GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

For two decades Tyler Gibbons has been keeping a secret from his family. At the tender age of sixteen, Tyler embarks on a student exchange program. Sent to the Andean city of Ambato, Ecuador, he finds daily adventure as he tries to fit in at school, connect with his host family, and navigate through a world of beaches, volcanoes, and jungles. But tucked deep inside this year are events so profound, so unexpected, they forever shape the man he will become.

Now, 25 years later, his mother pulls these soaring tales from her son, exposing, for the first time, the source of a deep unhappiness. While these memories contain the wounds of an unresolved past, they also possess the power to heal his painful present.

Thoughtfully crafted and boldly told, Tyler’s journey takes the reader on a wild South American adventure, while illuminating a mother’s unyielding power to heal her child.

Enjoy an excerpt:

The terminal was absolute chaos. Luggage was brought in from the plane on carts, and people crowded around them, pushing and shoving to get a look. Suitcases were tossed aside in search of others and people were shouting. The decibel level became unbearable.

I managed to collect my bags without having to push anyone and headed to Immigration, where men in uniforms opened and rifled through all of my belongings. The officers would occasionally ask me a question, but I didn’t understand what they were saying, so I just smiled, nodded my head, and said sí. They could have been asking me if I had a dead body in my luggage, and I’d have said yes.

When the invasive suitcase search was complete, I walked to passport control. Reaching under my shirt, I pulled out my money belt, unzipped it, and found my passport. I was trembling. Both from the excitement of the moment and fear that I’d exposed my secret hiding spot.

I handed the man my passport and my visa paperwork. He quickly read over the documents and pulled out his big stamp. This was the moment I’d been waiting for, the first stamp in my passport. This stamp was going to be proof. Proof that I was here. Proof that I was brave. Proof that I was.

Bam! His stamp came down hard on a randomly selected page in the book. He closed my passport, slapped a flat hand on top, and slid it toward me.

I grabbed it from the table and quickly opened it up to admire my proof. The image was smeared and the ink had bled onto the facing page, but it was legible. Not that I could read it, because it was in Spanish. But it was legible. I held it open to dry as I followed the line of people exiting the terminal.

About the Author:
Randy Anderson is a novelist and playwright. His first book was published in 2011. On Making Off recounted his adventures running The Beggars Group, a downtown theater company that produced over two dozen productions at the turn of the millennium. He is also the author of several plays including; Kill the President, The Dwelling, and Yippie! Randy currently lives in Brooklyn where he writes, reasons, and reacts. You can contact him at www.onmakingoff.com, or on twitter @onmakingoff.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Maggie Ryan FB Cover Draft 1



Thursday, March 6, 2014


Sunday, March 2, 2014

drafts 2 and 3: Uncharted Storms


Friday, February 28, 2014

Uncharted Storm Draft 1


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Laura Strickland Banner Draft 1

Friday, January 10, 2014

FB Cover Draft One: Five Corners