All Posts by Scott Mullins

A Chat With G.C. Rakestraw Author of Saving Belzadar

Hi! I’m GC Rakestraw. I’ve spent my entire career in the entertainment industry. I have entertained audiences of all ages by producing programming for companies including Disney, HGTV, Travel Channel, Animal Planet, and Turner Broadcasting. “”, my first book, gave me the opportunity to delve into the imagination of middle-grade readers. It was fun to […]

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Interview With Cozy Mystery Writer Matt Ferraz

Hello, I’m Matt Ferraz, I’m a Brazilian author writing in English. My newest creation is the cozy mystery series , which started May this year with the release of The Convenient Cadaver. You can find me here AllAuthor, Amazon and Goodreads. Have you always wanted to be a writer? Always, since I was four. My first short story […]

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Book Excerpt: The Year of Lightning By Ryan Dalton

CHAPTER 1 A torrent of lightning struck the roof of the old house. Malcolm had never noticed the place before, but now he stood transfixed at his bedroom window. Despite the storm’s power, the house seemed strangely untouched—no damage, no fire, nothing. The towering house sat across the street. Faded whitewash covered its three wooden stories, […]

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Interview with Young Adult Author Jeffrey Aaron Miller

My name is Jeffrey Aaron Miller, and I’m a full-time writer. Although I mostly do ghostwriting and professional editing, I churn out science fiction and fantasy novels in my free time. Join me at my website www.jeffreyaaronmiller.com, Twitter and Facebook. Have you always wanted to be a writer? Yes, I have been writing stories since […]

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Book Excerpt: Paranormal Painless by Shannon Rieger

CHAPTER ONE  Dip Our Heads in the Deep Blue Sea  A delusive feeling of reprieve settled deeply as I slept within the confines of my warm sheets. When the bong from my antique grandfather clock warned of the commencement of the witching hour, I was woken by an icy voice in my ear, a cool breath […]

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Travis M. Riddle Chats About His Debut Novel Wondrous

My name is Travis M. Riddle and I’m from Austin, Texas. So far I mainly write fantasy, but I enjoy all genres so who knows what my next project might be? Right now you can grab my debut novel, a fantasy/adventure entitled “.” Connect with me on Twitter, Instagram and my website www.travismriddle.com Have you […]

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Interview with Karen Cogan, Writer of Sweet Contemporary and Historical Romance

I’m Karen Cogan, a writer of sweet contemporary and historical romance. I have several Regency books in print that were a wonderful learning experience. I enjoyed traveling back in time to ballrooms and proscribed manners. All of my historical contain an element of mystery. My most recent Regency is titled . It involves a young […]

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Interview With Jedaiah Ramnarine and Xenosaber

You can call me Jedaiah Ramnarine, aka Jedi Reach. Pleasure to meet you! I write Science Fiction and Fantasy, though it’s fun to experiment with other genres from time to time. My latest book, Xenosaber: Fury of the Stars, the debut to the Xenosaber series, is a gripping, action-packed, high fantasy novel set in a […]

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Best Historical Romance Books

These authors have dug deep into the past to find their inspirations and have produced exciting, passionate romances. Our Heroine’s and Hero’s find themselves surrounded by money, love, and the rules of society. These books are fun, intoxicating and often dangerous. Each one written by award-winning authors. By Jennifer Ashley This first book in the Mackenzies […]

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Book Excerpt: Real Love by Sheena Binkley

When I first stepped foot on the campus of Shaw University, I didn’t know what path I wanted to take in my career. I was an undeclared major, just taking things day-by-day. I never imagined I would be where I am today, a reporter for a national news network. I can’t help but smile at what I’ve accomplished. […]

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Interview with Husband and Wife Writers F.J.R. Titchenell and Matt Carter

FJR: Hi, I’m F.J.R. Titchenell, but you can call me Fi! I write mostly speculative fiction, and I have a particular passion for YA literature, since those are the books that sustained me when I needed them most and taught me that I wasn’t alone. I wrote a YA zombie comedy called , and together, […]

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Book Excerpt: Lustful Priorities by Francis Toussaint

Chapter 1: Percy’s Lounge Boom, bam, boom, rhythmic sounds like African drums echoed! They came again: boom, bam, boom, much louder, purposeful and penetrating. My repose was rudely awakened. A grease-speckled white paper plate with a half-eaten slice of pizza rested on the coffee table to my left. On the floor to my right, within […]

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Interview with Jim Baton Author of the Thriller A Violent Light

Jim Baton has spent the last 20 years living in the Muslim world, where he’s been involved in a variety of peace and reconciliation activities including interfaith dialogue, training elementary through university students in peace principles, and bringing Christians and Muslims together to pray. Jim’s three novels in the Peace Trilogy are transforming people’s perceptions on Muslims […]

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Interview with Science Fiction Author Andrei Cherascu

I’m Andrei Cherascu, author of the science fiction series . I’m a full-time writer and music journalist based in Europe, more exactly in Romania, where I live with my wife and our gorgeous Bichon puppy, Jazzie. In addition to writing novels, I run the jazz-themed website The Music and Myth, where I review records and […]

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Book Excerpt: The Ribbon Tree by Jeffrey Aaron Miller

Chapter One The Forest of Stray Dogs “We’re too old for this, dude,” Hao said. “Seriously. Playing chicken with stray dogs is a game for kiddies. Come on. Don’t go in there.” The fence creaked in protest, the sun-warped boards threatening to give way beneath all one hundred and ten pounds of anxious thirteen-year-old boy. […]

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Book Review: The Brazilian by Rosie Millard

The Brazilian by Rosie Millard, is a well-written novel, however its story line feels unfinished in a sense. I really never understood the direction or overall purpose of this book. I understand it was intended to be a novel filled with satire, a mockery of the well-mannered upper class, and an exaggeration of modern day celebrities, and although […]

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Creative Writing Scholarship – Short Story Contest

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSEDWinners Announced In: 29 Days 23 Hours 14 Minutes 29 Seconds thisiswriting.com has created a scholarship opportunity to support students in developing their creative writing skills.Offered to US, UK, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand students currently enrolled in Creative Writing or Literary Course.thisiswriting.com created this Creative Writing Scholarship to help serve students […]

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Laura Read Talks About Her Dark Thriller Deadly Sins

My name’s Laura Read and I’ve worked in publishing for over seven years, as a designer for a journal and its award-winning website, and now as a freelance designer and writer. In April, I published my first book,  about an organised crime family, with a twisted love story at its heart. The book explores the […]

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Interview with Author of The Fifteenth of June, Brent Jones

My name is Brent Jones, and I’m the author of , my debut novel, which was released February this year. It presently has a 4.4 rating on Amazon and 3.9 on Goodreads. I enjoy writing character-driven stories, most often featuring a flawed or broken protagonist. I will be publishing two more titles in 2017—one by […]

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Book Excerpt: Xenosaber: Fury of the Stars by Jedaiah Ramnarine

PRELUDE 60,000 Years Ago, An Ancient Advent   WAR PLAGUED THE ANCIENT LANDS of Star World and her Moon, instigated by The Dark Lord, a spectre, reigning from the shadows as the master puppeteer. Noble men had lost their fair forms, becoming monsters, hell-bent on bloodshed and chaos. Battles raged night and day without end. […]

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A Chat With Suspense Author Angela Bennett About Dark Road Home

My name is Angela Bennett. My debut psychological thriller, , was released in March. Reach out to me on my website, Facebook and Twitter. When and why did you start writing? I became an avid reader in college. Reading fiction became my outlet from the stress of studying to become a nurse. The more I read, the more […]

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Book Excerpt: Deadly Sins by Laura Read

Chapter 1 – Sacrifice   A shower of silver liquid flowed from a rouge-tinted bottle onto taut skin – neck, collarbone, shoulders, wrists. The stench of strong perfume clogged the air. She felt the cocaine surge, suppressed emotions simmering beneath her skin. Reality transformed into elated numbness. The stopper penetrated the bottle, obstructing the fluid […]

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Women of Indie Horror By Liesalette Sarell

Guest post by Liesalette Sarell A picturesque beautiful spring day inside a cul-de-sac on the far south-side of Chicago, a suburb where the houses lined the streets in a maze of trees and manicured lawns, this instant neighborhood amongst the factories and railroads was built in the late fifties, all the kids were outside playing and […]

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