Metal Mouth Lightning Can Strike Twice Now Available for Pre-Order

Jaimie Engle wearing a white shirt and blue jeans sitting against a wall leaning her head against her hand
Jaimie Engle, Author

Hi everyone,

I know I have hosted Jaimie Engle before but just in case you don’t know her (you must be living under a rock), she is a very well-respected and known author in Brevard County, FL. She writes MG/YA books that are cutting-edge and have wonderful messages.

Today, I’d like to share with you her newest book…Metal Mouth, Lightning Can Strike Twice.

Here’s what it’s all about…

Mahlorie hates her braces. And who cares what she looks like anyway? Her parents sure do. Dad, a travelling magician, and Mom, a famous erotica author, constantly harp on the importance of appearance. Her best friend Shai is the epitome of pop-culture, crushing on every boy with a cute smile. But when Mal has a near-death experience and can suddenly hear a boy’s voice in her head, life takes a turn for the weird. He can hear her too. How did her braces become transmitters? And who is this boy she just might be falling in love with? Her readers who enjoy “The Fault from our Stars” and “Everything, Everything.”

This magical coming-of-age tale of mystery and self-discovery, and love and friendship, makes the impossible become all too real…

Metal Mouth Lightning Can Strike Twice by Jaimie Engle book cover depicting a girl with braces holding a skateboard and lightning all around her

You can get your own signed copy here or pre-order it on Amazon here

For more of Jaimie’s books, click here

Two Great YA Books, A Book Sale, and an Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Michael Fedison, children's author standing in front of a huge snow bank
Hi everyone,
I’m popping in on a Saturday to let you know about two great books, a book sale, and a gift card giveaway!!
I think that’s a great deal so that’s why I decided to share before my usual Monday post because time is running out of this deal. You have until May 6th, 2018 to purchase the books and be entered into a giveaway drawing for an Amazon gift card and the more people that enter, the higher the gift card prize!!
Now, just to be clear, you only have to purchase the second book, The Singularity Wheel, to be entered in the drawing, but it’s the second book in the sequel and well, hey, who wants to start on the second book when the first one is on sale right now for only .99?
Let me introduce you to Michael Fedison, the author of these two great books and who is pictured above…
Michael S. Fedison was born in Rochester, New York, and now lives with his wife, Sarah, and regal cat, Luke, in the green hills of central Vermont. Michael has been writing creatively for as long as he can remember, and has had short fiction published in several literary magazines, including Iconoclast and The Written Word.
He works as a full-time technical writer and also is a freelance proofreader and copy editor. Michael has been a lover of imaginative stories his entire life. He enjoys any story that takes you by the hand, lifts you up, and transports you to another place, a new and creative way of looking at the world around us.
He also has his own blog and website for his first novel
Now, on to the first book, The Eye-Dancers…
The Eye-Dancers YA fantasy book cover
The Eye-Dancers is on sale for a mere .99 right now and here’s what it’s about…
Seventh-grader Mitchell Brant and three of his classmates inexplicably wake up at the back edge of a softball field to the sounds of a game, the cheering of the crowd. None of them remembers coming here. And as they soon learn, “here” is like no place they’ve ever seen. Cars resemble antiques from the 1950s. There are no cell phones, no PCs. Even the spelling of words is slightly off.

A compulsive liar, constantly telling fantastic stories to garner attention and approval, Mitchell can only wish this were just one more of his tall tales. But it isn’t. It’s all too real. Together, as they confront unexpected and life-threatening dangers, Mitchell and his friends must overcome their bickering and insecurities to learn what happened, where they are, and how to get back home.

The answers can be found only in the mysterious little girl with the blue, hypnotic eyes. The one they had each dreamed of three nights in a row before arriving here. She is their only hope. And, as they eventually discover, they are her only hope.

And time is running out.

Now, on to the sequel, The Singularity Wheel…
The Singularity Wheel book cover
It’s about…
Five years ago, Monica Tisdale, the “ghost girl,” invaded their dreams and led them through the void. Now she is back, more desperate and more powerful than ever.

For Mitchell Brant, Joe Marma, Ryan Swinton, and Marc Kuslanski, the intervening five years have seen them advance to the cusp of their senior year in high school. They have girlfriend troubles, job stresses, future careers to consider. They don’t have the time, or the inclination, to be whisked away to Monica’s world again.

But when Monica calls on them to leap into the abyss and bridge the gap between dimensions, she will not take no for an answer. She has tapped into the deepest pools of her mysterious powers, leading to consequences as unforeseen as they are disastrous. For Monica, the multiverse, the concept of a limitless number of parallel selves and parallel worlds, has become all too real. And all too terrifying.

Through it all, she knows that Mitchell and his friends are the only ones who can save her.

If she doesn’t kill them first.

The buy link for The Singularity Wheel is below and it’s selling for only $2.99 and you’re entered into an Amazon gift card giveaway as long as you purchase before May 6, 2018…
Thanks for popping in today and hopefully you’ll take advantage of this great offer!!
If you’d like to connect with Michael, his social media links are:


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YA Books–Fantasy & Contemporary

All books available on Amazon or at Champagne Books

Today, I am introducing a YA author named Jenna Greene. She has written two fantasy books in a series with a third one to be released next year and one contemporary YA.

Please welcome Jenna Greene….

I write YA and have a YA fantasy series. The first book is titled IMAGINE. The sequel is called REALITY. The third book in the series, HERITAGE, is tentatively set for release next spring/summer. My protagonists are both females: 15 year old Kat Bowers and 10 year old Becky Thatcher. They are stolen from Earth by Enalie, a fading magical presence, and summoned to Oren, where they are told they have a part to play in the new magic that is developing in the realm, which is needed to defeat a powerful and destructive lord. The series is published with Champagne Books.

I also have a YA contemporary (titled HEROINE) which I have self-published. It is about a 16 year old girl, Morgaine, who is having trouble with the lines between fantasy and reality – perhaps for a reason. As the book proceeds, secrets are revealed about her home life that aren’t exactly picture-perfect.

Jenna Greene, YA Author Picture


About me! I live in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, and I teach at a middle school in Taber, Alberta. I teach grade 6 Language Arts. I live with my husband, Scott, daughter, Olivia, and dog, Thor: Dog of Thunder. (Who, ironically, is afraid of thunder). I am a dragon boat paddler and coach, beginning steel drum student, and semi-professional napper!

My twitter is @jgreenewrites

My Facebook page is

My Instagram is Jenna Greene

My books can be found at or on Amazon

 Thank you for being with us today, Jenna.

In Times of Violence, A YA Book of Epic Proportions

In Times of Violency by Karina Kantas Young Adult Edition book cover


Today, I’m bringing to you an author that I love–not only her writing, but her as a person. She is releasing a brand new YA book called In Times of Violence. You will love the main character, Jade, with her strength and verve as Karina draws you in from the beginning and opens your eyes to life in a gang with heart.

Welcome, Karina, please tell us about your new book….

In Times of Violence
MC Romance Young Adult Edition


Jade had been sheltered most of her life. Living in an isolated village with only sex and drugs to entertain. Her mother is an alcoholic and her father doesn’t give a damn.

Her only way out is to beg her Aunt to allow her to stay as a guest in their London house.

Jade meets fate head on in the form of Marcus, president of the Tyrants MC. She finally finds a family that loves and respects her and they are not BLOOD. Nothing comes easy to Jade and she is forced to fight to keep her title and status. Then just when life starts to go right, one-night changes everything.
˃˃˃ A raw emotional story about love, betrayal and sacrifice.

“In Times of Violence had an addictive storyline. I actually got up in the middle of the night to finish reading it. I loved Jade, although I don’t fully understand her or her motives.”

“Do not miss this book. Jade, Marcus and Dylan will bring out the feels.”

“Remember it’s not always blood relatives that make a family!”
˃˃˃ From the Author

In Times of Violence is very special to me.  Some parts of the book are taken from my own experiences as a young adult. This coming of age story needed to be told. It was thanks to S.E.Hinton’s The Outsiders, that In Times Of Violence was written.

I hope you enjoy the book.
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. I had to settle things with my parents. I had to sit them both down and tell them my plans, hoping it would be the last I saw of them. I needed to pack up my belongings and say goodbye to my horrid past, once-and-for-all.

Marcus wanted to come along with me, but I talked him out of it. He wanted to see the cursed life I’d lived, and wanted to meet my mother. I had painted such a black picture of her I knew he wouldn’t be civil and I wanted to leave on good terms, despite everything. Even though she’d abused me, she was still my mother. I managed to convince Marcus to stay home and went alone.

What a nightmare! My first mistake was not having Marcus for moral support. Secondly, I’d chickened out and hadn’t told my dad I was coming. I thought I could cope with just seeing Mum, rather than both of them ganging up on me. Third mistake, I wore my leathers. I think she would have gone easier on me if I had dressed down. Except that wasn’t who I was anymore. I wasn’t ashamed of who I’d become. I was proud to be a member of the Tyrants. I wasn’t going to shout it from the rooftops. I didn’t come home to show off and give the villagers something else to gossip about. I wanted to get in and out without anyone seeing me.

Mum wasn’t home when I arrived, so I used my key and let myself in. The house smelt of stale cigarettes, and damp. No change there, I thought. I’d only been in the room for a few seconds and already wanted to leave. Memories flooded like a wave, trying to drown my good spirits. I didn’t want to remember the unhappiest moments of my childhood. Literally shaking myself from the past, I cursed aloud for putting up with her shit for so long.

I expected her home soon, so I ran upstairs and started packing. I couldn’t take everything, just my treasured possessions. I’d been so busy, I didn’t realise how quickly the time passed. A door slammed shut, making me jump.

“Mum, it’s Jade. I’m up here.”

I didn’t want her to think I was a burglar. Maybe I should have phoned first.

Any loving mother would have run up the stairs and hugged her long-lost daughter, but not my mother. I timed her. It took her a full ten minutes before she came up. I heard the familiar tinkle of ice hitting the bottom of a glass, and the cabinet door being shut. Dutch courage, I wished I had some.

“Well, look what the cat’s dragged in. Decided to come home have you?”

Leaning against the doorframe, she held a glass in her right hand, a cigarette in her left. She looked a sight. Her hair needed cutting and dyeing, and I hate to think how long she’d been wearing the same clothes. She looked thin and haggard and had really let herself go. I turned away, unable to look at her in that state.

“I’ve come for a few things. I’m leaving, but is it okay if I stay the night?” I asked, pretending to be too busy to look at her.

She didn’t answer. Her stare burnt into my back, and I knew she was going to start.

I stopped packing and faced her. I wasn’t scared. I wasn’t a weak, timid little girl anymore.

“Go on, say it,” I challenged her. “Get it out of your system, Mum.”

“Have you seen yourself? Look at the state of you. You look like a cheap street tramp.”

I kept my cool. “You’re a fine one to talk, you’re a fucking mess.”

She stared at me open-mouthed before launching into her usual ‘how dare you…’ crap. “I’m your mother. I deserve more respect.”

I lost it then.

“You’re not fit to be a mother. You’ve no idea how to look after yourself, let alone a child. You should be giving me respect. Do you know who I am, Mum?” Although tempted to tell her everything, I decided to keep my mouth shut. “For the first time in my life, I’m happy, and I have a life, no thanks to you. I have a great boyfriend and loads of friends. So, if anyone deserves respect, it’s me.”

She looked livid, and seemed ready to pounce, which would have been a big mistake on her part. Although my mother, I’d gladly take her down a peg or two.

“I think you better get out of here before I lose my temper,” I warned.

“This is my house. No one tells me what to do in my own home,” she shouted, spilling her drink on the floor.

I couldn’t help but laugh. “Calm down, Mum. Why don’t you get another drink before you have a heart attack?”

She didn’t find that amusing and charged at me. “You little bitch. I’ll teach you not to talk to your mother like that.”

I stood my ground and pushed her away. She fell drunkenly to the floor. If she wanted a fight, she would get one. She sat on the floor glaring at me, trying to decide what to do next. Luckily for her, she made the right decision. Pushed herself up from the floor, she patted down her blouse and looked at me before turning around.

“You’ve got minutes to get out of my house then I’m calling the police.”

That was fine with me. I’d packed what I wanted.

She walked unsteadily down the stairs. I felt nothing but pity for her.

Five minutes had passed before I made a move to get up. My head was pounding. I went into the bathroom and opened the tap, letting the water run until it was ice cold, then I splashed my face and used my wet hands to cool my aching neck and shoulders. I cursed her for winding me up. I lifted my head and stared at my reflection. I didn’t like what I saw. “Shit,” I yelled and smashed my fist into the glass. It didn’t break, which left me feeling pathetic and weak.

I honestly didn’t want anything to kick off like that. I hoped I could leave on good terms, but our broken bridges couldn’t be mended.

I walked down the stairs with my suitcases and set them down near the front door. Mum was sitting in her armchair, staring out of the front window, a full drink in her hand. I didn’t blame her. I needed one right then.

Even with the anger I was feeling, the bond between mother and daughter was strong enough to break down the portion of hate I felt towards her. I remember thinking that it could be the last time I would see her and I refused to leave without saying goodbye. But I knew I wouldn’t have it returned. Her stubbornness wouldn’t let her turn and look at me once last time.

“Mum,” I said gently and heard the quivering in my voice. Hell! If I cried now, if I lost it and broke down, then she would win. There was no way in hell I was going to let that happen “I’m sorry. I didn’t want to leave like this. I want you to know I’m happy and doing well. Take care, and tell Dad I love him.”

She didn’t answer me.

I wiped my face, picked up my bags, stood up straight, and took a deep breath before walking out of the house for the last time.

an excerpt from In Times of Violence by Karina Kantas with photo of male main character on motorcycle


About the author




Karina Kantas on motorcycleKarina Kantas is not a stranger when it comes to motorbikes and MCs. Since a young age, Karina has had bikers involved in her life. Rock music and motorbikes go hand in hand as she used to sing lead in a rock band and rides a Virago 250.

In Times of Violence was originally written as a YA as Karina was 19 when she broke up with her first love, a biker she had been seeing for four years.

Then there were three more Outlaw MC novels; Huntress, Lawless Justice and Road Rage. In between witting those books, she published a YA supernatural thriller – Stone Cold, and two collections of short stories – Heads & Tales and Undressed.

After putting the four MC books together into the OUTLAW series, Karina then turned her hand to fantasy and has won many awards for her romantic paranormal fantasy, Illusional Reality and it has since become her best seller. Illusional Realty, The Quest, the concluding part of this duology will be released 12/2017 2017


All 8 of Karina Kantas' book (a prolific author of thriller, romance, fantasy, comedy, horror, paranormal, flash fiction, and poetry)

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Now it didn’t seem right to have a YA in a collection of 18+ novels. So, Karina listened to her readers when they told her to have two versions of In Times of Violence. An 18+ to remain in the Outlaw series and then a YA Edition.

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The Outlaw Series of 4 books by Karina Kantas

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If being and author of nine books, and singing in a bar in the summer, isn’t enough to keep her busy, Karina single handedly runs Author Assist, services for new and established authors. She has an excellent reputation within the indie community and has worked with many award winning, bestselling authors. Karina is also a radio show host on one of the largest independent radio networks.
You can be part of this special show that highlights unknown and best-selling authors, and gives those that are lost a clear path to follow. Author Assist with Karina Kantas needs your help to continue. Please take a moment to look.

Thank you.



Authors take note

Due to demand and success of the first webinar on Amazon Ranking, Karina is hosting it again. Sign up now as places as limited.
Get your book further up that best sellers’ chart = Your book being seen = SALES

“Karina Kantas offered a great webinar. Highly informative and straight to the point. Unlike other webinars where the facilitator is more interested in selling their product than educate the audience.”

“It was an eye-opener! I’ve read about the Amazon rankings, and how authors can get their books out of the mud at the bottom of the river, and I’ve never been exactly clear what it’s all about. Karina’s webinar presentation showed me what needs to be done and how to do it.”

“Was so interesting! I had no idea. Highly recommended for anyone not sure.”


Thank you, Karina, for sharing your new book with us! I know everyone is going to enjoy it as I did!! And Authors, you don’t want to miss her webinar–this is information you NEED to know if you want your books to be actually seen on Amazon.

Enchantments, A New YA Book Coming Soon!



Enchantments Book Cover by Claire Plaisted
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I’d like to introduce you to a new YA Book coming soon called Enchantments.

The Shadow Realm had found a gap in space and time, a place where they could observe the Human world before they claimed it as their own.

Farron is one of six, chosen to embark on an epic adventure against the Shadow King and his evil Realm; but how can six Humans fight against the perils of the Shadows of Death?

Because they’re not really Human…

First born sons and daughters of the Bul’ith, Farron and the others must accept the truth and the animal energies they inherit, heed the words of their trainers and defeat the Realm of the Shadow King.

If they ever wish to restore their world

They thought they were human…and though their DNA was similar and they each had human ancestry their lives were about to change…so you could live.


an excerpt from the YA book called Enchantments with a picture of a cheetah, tree, and wide open plains
Available for Pre-Order on Amazon


Meet the Characters who will keep the human world safe from the Shadow Realm.

Farron – Bul’ith – British living in America

Praxel – Bul’ith – American with Egyptian Ancestry

Briar – Bul’ith – American

Ruben – Human American with European heritage

Fleur – Bul’ith – French Canadian

Mitsuoshi – Bul’ith – Japanese heritage

Maxwell – Bul’ith – New Zealander with British & Maori Blood

Bunita – Bul’ith – Indian

Meet their Trainers and the Animals they will be matched with.

Qwain and the Wolf

Quawn and the Falcon

Ngaire and the Cheetah

Avron and the Black Bear

Avrain and the Anaconda

Nikau and the Komodo Dragon

Kendrall and overall leader and the Wild Boar

Meet the Shadow Master and be careful of his minions…They are daring and act quicker than most can move. Their claws could grab your ankles at any moment and suck your soul.

Written by Claire Plaisted

Pre-Order Here

Books by Claire Plaisted


A little about Claire 

Claire Plaisted lives in Rotorua, New Zealand with her family. Rotorua is one of the main tourist stops for a cultural Maori experience with lots of things to do, be it walking, cycling, museums, spa days etc.

Claire is a Multi Genre Indie Author, with side lines in genealogy where she researches and formats family history books for clients. Claire also developed a business to help Indie Authors self-publish, assisting over thirty clients so far

Claire has published twenty-six books. Two are short stories, six are part of a series which is called ‘Garrett Investigation Bureau.’ She has one adult fantasy, one children’s mythical story. Along with six contemporary romance novellas under her pen name ‘Beth Bayley.’ Claire has a children’s book series called Girlie Adventures. The first three are now available. ‘Girlie and the War of the Wasps,’ ‘Girlie and the Quest for Pedi’s Family and ‘Girlie’s Circus Adventure. They are adventure story for children from four years upwards. Each one sold gives 40% to a charity. The first book is, in essence about healthy eating and the book will help raise funds for ‘Chasing a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes.’

Enjoy your lives and read a book.


Also, Claire runs a successful publishing house!

Plaisted Publishing House graphic

Here’s how you can contact her and/or follow her

Pre-Order Enchantments HERE

Stay tuned for pre-order information