Showing posts from March, 2015

COVER REVEAL: Indelible Ink by Matt Betts

COVER REVEALS PREORDER NOW! It's what's inside that counts. Something lurks inside Deena Riordan. She never once questioned her life in the criminal underworld as the star of Mr. Marsh’s illegal empire and his youngest assassin. Her ruthless demeanor and dark magical powers have kept her at the top of the heap for years. But one day she pushes the sorcery too far and something snaps. Only then does Deena realize she’s always been a puppet of that dark power with no true will of her own. Now, in order to get out of the crime business for good, she needs to save her sister from Marsh’s angry clutches. It won’t be easy. She’ll have to make her way through friends turned foes, dodge determined federal agents, and stay out of a particularly stubborn fellow hitman’s sights. Worst of all, Deena will have to wrestle with the darkness inside to keep it from swallowing her up again. Cover Art by Bradley Sharp Foreword by Heidi Ruby Miller Urban Fantasy Paperback coming from

BOOK: Killer Kung Pao (Health Nut Mysteries Book 1) by Patricie Lyle

BOOKS Killer Kung Pao (Health Nut Mysteries Book #1) Dr. Piper Meadows heads to the Body, Mind & Spirit Expo expecting to solve health problems, not murder. But her first day starts off wrong when famous psychic Mystic Ming compares her hair to a "dung beetle's nest" and tries to get her kicked out of the show. But Piper's bad-hair day gets worse when her Aunt Alfa gets in a public scuffle with Mystic Ming, where he accuses her of trying to poison him with her peanut oil-based essential oils. When Mystic Ming drops dead from his serving of killer kung pao laced with peanut oil, it's no surprise that Aunt Alfa is fingered as the prime suspect. Unwilling to let her auntie squander her golden years in prison, Piper orders a set of How To Be a PI flashcards and sets out to find the real killer. Secrets and suspects sprout up faster than wheat grass, including a handsome tattoo artist, Tattoo Tex, who intrigues Piper more than she'd like to admit. But can

EVENT: Pennwriters 2015 Conference Schedule

EVENTS The schedule is out for the Pennwriters 2015 Conference - Building Bridges . Here is where you can find me officially, but make sure to stop and say hello anytime during the weekend! FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015 12:00 - 1:30 - Published authors’ lunch & retreat with Jane Friedman - Ohio 5:30 - Cocktails - Salon A, B, C Foyer 6:00 – 8:15 - Dinner & keynote address with Ridley Pearson- Salon A, B, C SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2015 8:00 – 9:00 - Breakfast/General meeting - Three Rivers Ballroom 9:05 – 10:00 - Heidi Ruby Miller – Science Fiction in Thrillers - Robinson 12:10 - 1:40 - Lunch, awards & speaker Don Helin - Three Rivers Ballroom 4:15 - 5:30 - Authors’ tea and book signing - Hospitality Suite SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2015 11:30 – 12:30 - Closing ceremonies - Hospitality Suite


HEIDI'S PICK SIX Deanna Dee 1. Which of your characters is your favorite? 2. Tell me about your travels. 3. Coffee, tea, or milk? 4. What else can you do besides write? 5. Who are you reading right now? 6. Pop culture or academia? Pop culture. It’s kind of what I write about. That said, I do enjoy school. I’ll eventually get my doctorate because I’m a glutton for punishment…or something. 7. What is the toughest scene you ever wrote? 8. Where do you find your inspirations to write? Life. So many funny, geeky things happen all the time. I go out in the world and see something that’s vaguely geeky. BAM—book fodder. 9. Food you could eat everyday. 10. Are you into sports or other physical activities? 11. What kind of music speaks to you? 12. Do you outline your stories or do they just take you along for the ride? I do something in-between. I start with an opening scene, a closing scene-ish, and a general direction. Then, I write and let the wind take me where it

RESEARCH: New Outline for Starrie (From the World of Ambasadora)

RESEARCH Revised the outline for the final chapters of #STARRIE #writerwednesday #AMBASADORA #WritersLife — Heidi Ruby Miller (@heidirubymiller) February 11, 2015

BOOK: Keys of Heaven by Adina Senft

BOOKS KEYS OF HEAVEN Sarah Yoder is learning to help the people in her Amish community as a Dokterfraa, creating teas and tinctures from the herbs she grows. But her latest patient seems to have a problem that can’t be resolved with Sarah’s remedies—a woman who, in Sarah’s mind, would flourish anywhere other than where she lives. Meanwhile, as Sarah’s relatives attempt a little matchmaking between her and a visiting Amish man, she struggles to let God show her His choice of partner … and not allow her friendship with her neighbor, Henry Byler, to grow into anything more. Henry has seen some success as a potter since a major store commissioned his work for their catalog. But the trouble is they want to market him as Amish. Though he was raised in the faith and lives in Amish country, Henry has never joined church and doesn’t plan to. Which also means, despite the attraction between them, he must keep his distance from Sarah. But what will happen when Sarah and Henry are called upo

BOOK: Shadow Study (Soulfinders Book 5) by Maria V. Snyder

BOOKS New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder wowed readers with Poison Study, the unforgettable story of poison taster Yelena. Now she's back with a new tale of intrigue. SHADOW STUDY Once, only her own life hung in the balance… Oddly enough, when Yelena was a poison taster, her life was simpler. But she'd survived to become a vital part of the balance of power between rival countries Ixia and Sitia. Now she uses her magic to keep the peace in both lands—and protect her relationship with Valek. Suddenly, though, they are beset on all sides by those vying for power through politics and intrigue. Valek's job and his life are in danger. As Yelena tries to uncover the scope of these plots, she faces a new challenge: her magic is blocked. She must keep that a secret—or her enemies will discover just how vulnerable she really is—while searching for who or what is responsible for neutralizing her powers. Yes, the days of tasting poisons were much simpler. An

BOOK: Diner Stories: Off the Menu Edited by Daniel McTaggart

BOOKS My husband and some friends are in this one! Diner Stories: Off the Menu is a collection of exciting stories and real tales, all serving up a fantastic fare about the one place we all know, love to go to, and enjoy no matter your walk of life. Cozied up inside this collection are people who love and hate, learn and squirm, and above all, eat—maybe some meals that might surprise you. Come on in and join us for a selection of great stories all garnished with sensory delights, served up on a platter of fun and imagination! TABLE OF CONTENTS "Flying Lessons over Lunch with Saint Joseph Cooper Tina" by Eric Fritzius "Layers and Pockets" by Karyn Cantees Stagg "Julian's Restaurant" by Erin Nicole Cochran "All the World's a Stage (But the Diner is my Church)" by Joey Madia "Bleu Plate Special" by Jason Jack Miller "The Bread Bowl" by Rich Bottles, Jr. "Just Think about It" by Mary Lucille DeBerry