New Release: WHAT SCOTLAND TAUGHT ME by Molly Ringle

This Friday, instead of a short story, we’re very pleased to announce the release of WHAT SCOTLAND TAUGHT ME by Molly Ringle. Molly is just a fantastic writer, and we’re terribly proud that she submitted her book to us. This book had both Contributing Editor Nicole Arbuckle and myself remembering what it is like when you’re nineteen and the decisions you make aren’t necessarily the smartest ones. Molly has a way of writing with humor and wit that reminds us of the drama of youth while keeping it all in perspective. We hope you’ll take the chance to pick up her book – it’s on half price in our store for the next few weeks – only $2.50! Welcome Molly, we’re happy you joined the family.

Feel free to read the first chapter of her book here.

Fresh out of high school, Eva Sonneborn is headed to Scotland with her best friends: scholarly, sarcastic Laurence; gorgeous, ghost-seeing Amber; and responsible, sweet Shannon. They plan to spend the next six months in Edinburgh, enjoying an adventure-filled work-abroad journey before parting ways for college.

But when Eva meets Gil, a local bartender, she figures a little innocent flirting won’t hurt her relationship with Tony, her ever-faithful boyfriend back home. But just when things turn less innocent with Gil, the trip starts throwing curveballs at not only her but her friends too. By the end of the trip, they’ve all fallen in love, sometimes with the wrong people – and with consequences that may tear their friendship apart forever…

Molly Ringle has been writing fiction for over 20 years, and her stories always include love and humor, as well as the occasional touch of tragedy and/or the paranormal. Her book THE GHOST DOWNSTAIRS, a 2010 EPIC Award finalist for paranormal romance, was published in 2009 and a contemporary comedic romance, SUMMER TERM, was released in August 2010.

Molly lives in Seattle with her husband and kids and worships fragrances and chocolate.

NEW RELEASE: Lily by LM DeWalt

Ah, September… Getting our back-to-school clothes ready. Filling up binders with fresh paper. Sharpening pencils… It’s that time of year when we feel like we’re ready for new experiences and new adventures. And there’s no better time than to introduce a brand new writer to the family: LM DeWalt is just a wonderful woman with some amazing stories to tell. While her story of a lonely vampire searching for a normal life was what originally intrigued us about her, it was the discovery that she is wonderfully fluent in both Spanish and English that cemented the desire to get this writer on board. So along the same vein of new experiences and learning – what better month to release our first book available in two languages? Do you speak Spanish? It is a beautiful language, one that suits Lily perfectly. So help us welcome our newest writer by picking up her book at any ebook store or here where it’s half price for the next few weeks.

LM DeWalt is a Peruvian American who has been living in the US for 30 years. She works as a teacher of ESL, Spanish, French, and accent reduction and is also an interpreter and translator and runs creative writing groups. She is currently attending teacher’s college. She has written for several Spanish language newspapers but her dream was always to write novels. Her love of vampires started when she was seven years old and saw Bella Lugosi’s Dracula.

She currently resides in Northeastern Pennsylvania, where it’s way too cold, with her husband, three teenage sons and two cats.

Lily is a lonely vampire desperate for love and a normal existence. When she finally finds someone she can love and a group of vampires she can call family, her long lost maker comes back to claim her. To save the ones she loves, Lily must face, and possibly destroy, the one who stole her choices and her very life.

Lily es un vampiro, sola y desesperada por encontrar amor y una existencia normal. Cuando finalmente encuentra alguien que puede amar y un grupo de vampiros que puede llamar familia, su creador, desaparecido por muchos años, regresa para reclamarla. Para salvar a los que Lily ama, tiene que afrontar, y posiblemente destruir, al que le robó sus opciones y su misma vida.

NEW RELEASE: We’ve Seen The Enemy by Paul Dayton

It’s been a busy month around the old ireadiwrite homestead – we’ve launched two of our books in print and getting ready for a third.  But I remain true to my first love – digital publishing – and am so pleased to present a wonderful piece of science fiction – WE’VE SEEN THE ENEMY by Paul Dayton.  Paul is a fellow Canadian and he’s written a fast-paced and action-packed story that appeals not only to sci-fi lovers but women and men alike by including strong female characters and unassuming male heroes.  Paul’s use of technology and science is well researched and the book transports us from one group of heroes to another in each chapter – creating suspense along the way and making it impossible to put down.

I particularly liked the ending – which isn’t one at all – but is a “to-be-continued” keeping me on the edge of my seat until the new and final book is available later this spring.  Oh, and by the way, it’s our featured book for the next few weeks – so come and check it out while it’s only $3.99.  Well done Paul and welcome to the family!

An alien ship crashes on Earth; its contents make it clear that the dead ant-like aliens inside were on an offensive mission. As humanity is presented with the prospect of their doomed world, construction begins on hundreds of World Federation ships and extrasolar defense weapons to be used in the inevitable war.

WE’VE SEEN THE ENEMY is set 700 years after the Great War and is a desperate race by a suicide team that may finally lead to the end of this interstellar war. Meanwhile, pockets of left-over human tribes on Earth have their own struggles, as they face power-hungry dictators and warped religious leaders. Behind all this are multiple alien forces, each with their own agenda.

As truths turn into lies and friends become enemies, can humanity unite together to fight their common enemy?

Paul Dayton is an adventurer, traveler and volunteer. When he’s not writing or reading the works of Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke, you’ll find him on a motorcycle, bike or at the top of a mountain.

ISBN: 978-1-926760-32-2

Digital List Price: $7.99