Today I welcome Gwen Gardner and Angela Brown, Partners in ParanormYA!
*cue Survivor theme music*
Badger, Simon and Basil are gathered on the beach. Lips are moving and arms are waving about but nothing much appears to be happening.
On another part of the island, the girls are settling in. Riley has mysteriously located a cool cave to steal away in with a machete (where in the world did she get a huge blade like that?), several coconuts and bedding made of woven palm leaves and stems. Abby is just outside the cave with a warm fire stoked while performing an odd trick of warming a large blob of spinning water with a steady flame of holy fire. Indigo has a load of sticks stacked in her arms.
Franny pops onto the scene, inches from Indigo--.
--Indigo gasps, scattering the sticks in the air in her fright.
--Abby breaks concentration, spilling the water.
--Riley stumbles out of the cave.
Riley: What the – what happened?
Indigo: Franny? Can you please not scare me popping in like that? I think my heart just ran off the island.
Abby: Oh, hi Franny… *glances around* wherever you’re hovering.
Franny: Girls, the boys are getting nowhere.
Indigo: Franny…spying on them isn’t fair. But thanks. Wait, can we go to hell for cheating?
Franny: That’s not why I’m here. I spotted a few unseemly characters.
Simon slows his pace as he approaches: Like who?
Riley tucks her hands on her hips: What are you three doing here?
Badger: Franny told us to come here, er, rather, told Simon. He can’t see her but she scared the bloody dickens out of all of us when he heard her voice and screamed like a girl. Uh, no offense.
Abby: None taken. So can someone clue me in? I could see lost souls in the Withers, not on this earthly plane.
Basil: Same here. What’s going on?
Franny: They’re here, Q and SC.
Simon tosses his hands in the air, flustered: Just brilliant!
Indigo squares her shoulders, sighing: Now I see why Franny brought you guys here. The Devourer and Soul Collector are on the island. The only way we can defeat them is together.
Abby: You mean the way our authors Angela and Gwen are working together to tell the world about their, well, our new releases?
Riley: Good point. Abby, you and Basil have your elemental and shadow powers. Simon is pretty tough with those fists. Badger can scare with his scowl.
Badger scowls with emphasis.
Riley: See? *she turns to Indigo* Indigo, we can use your speed. We’ll try to keep your psychometry out of things this time.
Indigo gives a scowl of her own.
*cue fade-out music*
Angela and Gwen have all the confidence in the world that their characters can defeat their arch nemeses. Especially since they joined forces through book cross-over and combined some serious kick-arse talents.
But how do they fare in the novels?
Free of their duties as Cleanser and Harvestor, Abby and Basil try to move on with their lives. But some secrets remain. And what is done in the dark won’t be good when it comes to light.
Purchase They All Fall Down at Amazon and Barnes and Noble
Indigo Eady and gang are back with a feather and a Chance setting off another twisting-turning investigation to bring a cold case, and loved ones, closure at last.
Purchase A Guilty Ghost Surprised at Amazon and Barnes and Noble
About Partners in ParanormYA:
Gwen Gardner and Angela Brown - YA paranormal authors embarking on the adventure of a lifetime. Share with us as we take the Indie journey to bring our works to the world. Buckle up! There'll be mystery, mayhem, action and emotional roller coasters...oh, and a few things that go bump in the night.
Hauntings are scary but we love interaction:
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Decades ago, the seeds were planted …
Today, dark, fathomless eyes rake the image before him. One final task and the transformation is complete. Steady fingers screw intricately carved horns on each side of a stiff brow, and a gargoyle suitable for Notre Dame scowls from the smokey mirror in satisfaction.
A jagged smile rips through his smooth, hairless face, and inked, reptilian scales caress his naked body.
A laugh of hideous resonance emanates from his gut as the demons of hell welcome Lucifer into their fold.
In a dungeon-like chamber, his Lilith awaits. The kidnapped daughter of a nun, groomed to fit the final piece in the complex puzzle for world domination. Will Lucifer marry his bride, on the summer solstice?
Only two things stand in his way ...
His greed ...
Detective Steven Quaid.
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The Black Knight, Nordaine’s crown prince, has no legitimate blood heirs, meaning someone must be appointed to succeed him. With two of the candidates’ families willing to kill for the appointment and the third candidate being seen as a threat to all, peace is balanced on a sword’s edge.
But then the Black Knight vanishes.
Darrion and Gawain, two of his possible heirs, set out to find him, but after they rescue an earth-girl from Merithian soldiers, they discover she has possible ties to Nordaine. Not only that, but Callan Blair could be an Elvish princess. And war looms on the horizon…
Jai Joshi’s Day of Youth is now available. Congratulations, Jai!
Laura Pauling’s Vanishing Point, A Circle of Spies novella, is also available. Congratulations, Laura!
Alexia’s nightmares become reality: a dead baron, red-eyed wraiths, and forbidden love with a man hunted by these creatures…
What can I say but… wow! Thank you everyone. The Insecure Writer’s Support Group website was overwhelmed with followers and the Facebook Group doubled that following.
A schedule is already in place for the Facebook group – we’ll have Motivational Mondays, Wow! It’s Wednesday, and Fun Fridays.
I appreciate all of the words of thanks, but all I can claim is the idea and the basic site setup – the other admins took the idea and ran with it, filling the database and establishing the Facebook group. Those ladies did amazing things these past few weeks.
There is a lot I’d like to say about the group and what has happened in the past four years that I’ve been blogging. In the interest of time, I will save that for another day. For now, just thank you for the support of this group, and continue to spread the news. We want to build this database up big!
New Thor: The Dark World Posters
From Jo Blo’s site, we get a look at Volstagg and Fandral:
Would you want to be on Survivor: ParanormYA Island? Excited about the awesome new releases? Following the IWSG website and Facebook group? What did you like about the new site? Excited about Thor? And who’s seeing Gravity this weekend…?
Don’t forget to visit Belle at My Bookish Ways!
Some very interesting releases featured here today!
Loved the new site...very clean, well-organized, lots of useful info.
Congrats to everybody who has news books out. Loved that line from Indigo about her heart running off the island.
Yolanda's story sounds downright scary.
It's been fun working on the IWSG site. Tweeting this post to help spread the word.
Have a wonderful and restful weekend. You deserve it.
Tons of new books, with great covers too!
Congrats to everyone with news!
I don't think I'd fit in on ParanormYA Island, but maybe some of my characters would.
That's a great slate of new releases!
As always, love seeing all the books out there from a great group of writers-- thanks for highlighting them. Also kudos again to you and your team for the website and FB page. It certainly has taken off -- I think it hits a need for support and encouragement among us.
How's the pursuit of the music dream going? Been thinking of you and your desires to make this a more prominent area in your life.
Some good book there Alex.
Will have to rejoin Facebook now the I.S.W.G are there.
Thanks also for your advice.
All kinds of new goodies!
If I ever join FB I'll check out the site there too!
I'm blown away by the number of books being released on the internet. And what a supportive community or writers this is. Thanks for all you do to help everyone, Alex.
Another great IWSG, the website is going to be a fantastic addition, thanks to all involved.
Joy, you did so much to help the site this week and I appreciate it. Actually I'll be working even more on the site this weekend.
Julie, when I'm away from the computer, it is more prominent. No writing, just lots of practicing and performing.
Yvonne, hope you get your blog back to normal.
Jemi, you and me both!
Well, like I said yesterday: Now that it has its own site, I'll gone ahead and signed up for the IWSG. Before, I never quite trusted that it would last on that Alex guy's website -- I'm just not sure he's established well enough in the blogging world...
(...and yes, I'm totally joking...)
Off to visit Belle...
The new posters for Thor look promising! And I'm game for any version of Survivor!
Wow. That's a lot of new books I've got to read.
Thanks Alex, so awesome to see the second book up and out. I was actually surprised by the feelings of accomplishment. So much more than the first one! I think because it was picked up for publishing before the first one - in other words it stood on it's own two feet - am I making sense? Probably not - I stayed up late so I could buy the first copy on Kindle! LOL
It just feels absolutely wonderful!
Congratulations everyone - but especially IWSG on FB - so Alex, when will you show up there? I've seen the campaign!
Does this mean you're going to join FB finally? We'd love to see you visit the group. :D
Yep, I'm following the site! I love the line you guys have scheduled. I'm super excited about seeing what's in store!
So many good books out this week.
I thought the launch of the site went perfectly. The Facebook group is a hive of chatter and activity right now.
dude...looking forward to Thor....
cool creative texture on the book announcements too...survivor...there was a point i wanted to be on that show....
Chris, that made me laugh!!! Yeah, Ninjas can be flaky.
Yolanda, that makes sense. Staying up to buy your own book is funny. Sorry, not going to happen. The ladies have the Facebook group under control anyway.
Diane, it went better than expected.
I love the idea of Motivational Mondays. :)
I totally forgot about the IWSG this month...and our Internet went out to boot. Ugh...am I glad it's Friday! Awesome news about the Facebook group AND all the followers on the new website. I'm heading over there now!
Enjoy your weekend :)
I'm loving the new sit/Facebook site Alex. You (and you incredible admins) have done a fine job.
I'm also longing (jaw dropped) for Thor!
Oh my gosh! What a fun little clip Angela and Gwen wrote for us! Reminds of when my friends and I would would stale random characters from our WIPs and stick them in the Resturant at the End of the Universe to quibble!
Thanks Gwen and Angela!
And thanks to you, Alex, for IWSG. It's such a gift to all of us!
As always my routine includes a trip on Friday to see what's new on your blog Alex, and you don't dissapoint! Lots of exciting news and yes I am very excited to see what they have done with Thor in this next movie :)
No movies for me this weekend, but man those Thor posters look awesome!
Congrats to all the new releases! (One day, I will get my 3rd novel there.)
The Thor posters look great. It comes out near my birthday so I'm saying Marvel is giving me a bday present. =D
So many releases! Seems everyone I know is writing a book. :P
Congrats on the new website. On my way to check it out, though I'm not on FB either.
I can't wait for Thor. It Looks to be a great Sci-fi/Fantasy movie.
I can't wait for Thor!
Great, fun ParanormYA Island - Battle of the Sexes!
Alex I am seeing Gravity tomorrow afternoon and I absolutely cannot wait!!
Jen, that's all right.
Siv, you know Thor better than most!
Patricia, that's a great birthday present.
LG, I thought you were.
So many great-looking books coming out! My UR mates rock - Angela, Gwen, and Misha!
great stuff and the writer's club is got a great leap forward. digging all the new covers and releases for everyone.
digging the thor art, i am totally in love with Jaimie Alexander [Sif]... she is slowly creeping up on the most wanted list. you know all men have one, well i guess women too... but i don't want to know!
There are so many great releases I can't keep up. Not sure how anyone can. I already have dozens of books on my Kindle which I haven't read yet. I wonder how many books are published every day.
It's about time we got to see Volstagg drop the hammer! He was under-used in the last film. Great stuff Alex.
Wow there's a lot going on!
I've heard Gravity is going to be amazing. Just from the previews the visual effects look fantastic. The space explosion scenes are apparently going to be silent (except for the music) so it'll be interesting to see how tense they can make it!
Love the posters. And the FB group pretty much exploded the last couple of days. Think you'll ever cave and join FB?
These Thor posters are coming along well. I think I'll be waiting for Netflix on it, though. I loved the New Mexico half of the first movie, and almost everything in the Fantasy realm was a slog or a bore. Having this one be entirely up there is a low-sell. It's the culture clash that I want, beyond being worried that they're going to damsel-in-distress one of their only two female characters.
Thanks a gazillion for hosting us today, Alex. Even our characters behaved for a change, so it's going to be a perfect Friday to wrap up our tour.
Congrats on the successful release of the IWSG blog and FB page. I'm following both.
Congrats to Yolanda, Misha, Crystal, Laura and Jai!
SO MUCH to absorb today! I need to get another cup of coffee for my brain to register all this amazement....
CONGRATS EVERYONE today... a tall list.
Visited the IWSG site... excellent... Congrats again to all involved. WE are so lucky to have you guys looking out for us!!!!
Have a great weekend everyone!!!
I'm loving the FB site! It's great seeing everyone there. :)
I also love Yolanda's cover! Looks great!
Those are some awesome covers. Good to see Gwen and Angie everywhere, though I believe my post is better. Not trying to one up you or anything, but I have pics of Sam and Dean.
I *think* I'm on the FB group. I'm assuming since I can see it, someone invited me, lol!
I'm following the site and I'm in the facebook group :)
Oops, I forgot to join the fb for IWSG...must go do so.
Best of luck to Gwen and Angela!
Tina @ Life is Good
Wow! A ton of stuff happening today. First off congratulations to Misha and the other authors who are getting their books out today :). I just left a five star review for Misha on Amazon and it's live! woo hoo. Misha, if you read this, I LOVED YOUR BOOK!
Anyway, thanks Alex for showing me that Thor comes out this year. I thought it came out next year. Now I have something to look forward to that's coming up soon!
Have a great weekend one and all.
I love the new site and made sure I joined the facebook group today!
Those Thor posters are great - I can't wait to see the movie!
So much going on!
If Thor's not on Earth in modern times then I'm not interested. Gravity does intrigue me however.
Tossing It Out
Jeremy, their list is longer I think.
Jo, I bet that's a large number.
Samantha, it's supposed to be really tense.
John, I dug both settings.
Gwen, you're welcome!
Elizabeth, and from my angle, I win because I don't have their photos!
Cassie, that means you're in.
Michael, her book just came out - you are a fast reader. And Thor is next month.
Glad the site is a hit, that is awesome. Hopefully Thor will be good, we shall see
I am now following the website. I can be out of it sometimes. It didn't occur to me that you would have follow gadgets, so I didn't even look in the sidebar. I will check out the facebook page when I am next there.
Totally excited about Thor releasing. Really want to see that while it is in the theatre.
New books galore! I can't stay awake long enough to read all of them. Congrats to everyone.
Congrats to all of the authors! Glad your new website and FB page has really taken off! I'll catch up on your interview over the weekend.
No, you don't have to dress up. I don't do the dress up thing, either, although I might, I suppose, if I had unlimited money for a costume. Most people were not dressed up.
Yay! The ISWG website is awesome, and the community on facebook? This is rock-tastitc!
Gwen and Angela, thanks for keeping me laughing/thinking the last couple days.
Congrats to Yolanda, Misha, Jai, and Laura! So much awesome happening around here.
LOL I love the ParanormYA Survivor. Angela and Gwen are so awesome at blog tours!
Congratulations to Misha and Yolanda - what an exciting day for them. :)
Congratulations to all the writers with releases! I'll check out the new IWSG website when I have more time away from my schoolwork.
Robin, you can request to join the Facebook group.
Glad everyone is stoked about the site!
I'll have to keep my eye out for some of hese books at our local library! have a great day!
Yay for Gwen and Angela! They're hilarious. Lots of great news today! Have a wonderful weekend. :)
I am so excited about Thor and I already put two of those new books on my wish list. Still reeling from the great start up on Wednesday.
So waiting with great anticipation for Thor! We'll see Gravity this weekend--good reviews.
Took gr-kids to "Cloudy...meatballs". they were enthralled. We liked the colors. Has anyone ever read the original book?? It is excellent!
Thanks for plugging The Vanished Knight!
Congrats to my UR ladies! Also congrats to Yolanda, Jai and Crystal!
Lots of book news, congrats to all the authors :D
Ha! That ParanormYA was fun to read.
Really loving the IWSG site and FB group, everyone has worked so hard on it and its truly appreciated. You guys are amazing. Thank you.
Yeah that island is not for me. I want to go to the friendly one with cotton candy. Yes the new/upcoming releases at the movies are exciting. Ugh I'm short on cash and can barely get to go see Cloudy. Saw no movies last month and might have to skip Prisoner. So Gravity is a maybe. *Sigh*
Fascinating stuff here and congrats to your interviewed guests Gwen and Angela. I think there are some words I have to go look up in a dictionary. Like psychometry.
It's all exciting and looks great, Alex. We're just waiting for you and Mini-Alex to join FB.
Congrats to all! Love the new website!
Those ParanormalYA girls sure are getting around! :)
Heading to do the FB like now. :)
oh, wow! so many exciting new things shakin' over here - have to check out the new place now!
Susan, no, I've just seen the first movie.
Misha, you're welcome.
Sheena-kay, I'm sorry.
Robyn, Mini-Alex is more likely to join than I am!
So many new releases! I love it. :)
Have a great weekend, Alex!
Gwen and Angela put on a fabulous tour. They should tour all of the time.
Congrats to Misha! Laura, Jai, and Crystal too!
Glad the IWSG site is a success. Have a beautiful weekend!
So much action going on for our dear blogger friends! Congrats to them all. Can't wait to see Thor! :) Writer’s Mark
Best of luck to all you authors and kudos to Angela and Gwen for the giggles!
The new site looks like it's going to be a big hit. Looking forward to see where you guys take it.
Mary, they should!
Moody, we still have a lot of work to do.
I'm super excited by all the new releases! I'm off to Christmas shop now-okay tomorrow morning ;D
Happy weekend Captain!
The FB site is awesome-thank you all involved!
Thor is sexy-hot
There is a plethora of great books out or coming soon. Excited for all of them!
The IWSG site looks fantastic - hats off to the admins and you for providing the spark. I am still meaning to join the group too - it's coming soon!
Congrats to all the authors with new releases!
The IWSG site has taken off--- and it's been a blast working on the FB page!
Well done to the admins... what an excellent job!
Alex, maybe you can have a small rest in between...
Hi Alex - I'm not surprised so many have joined you and your fellow Ninja helpers across at the new web-page and the FB one ... so pleased as it will help many ...
Congratulations to all those authors with book releases too ..
Motivational Mondays and Fun Fridays sound good. Personally I'm having a skiving Saturday today.
Ella, happy shopping!
Nick, please join us.
Michelle, you and Joy have done wonders with the Facebook group. Time off? What is that?
Patsy, good for you!
That's so much information, Alex. How do you keep up with it all?
I need to get over there and check out the Facebook page. I like the sound of motivational Monday.
So excited for Angela, Gwen, and Yolanda's new releases!! They all look awesome! Love Misha's cover for The Vanished Knight!
I've explored the new IWSG site--you all did and amazing job! I'll be joining the FB gang and spreading the word on Twitter! Congrats on the next big step!
Al, have you seen Gravity? I'm trying to remember if you've posted about it.
The website seems awesome!!
Patricia, some days it's not easy!
Samantha, thank you!! Appreciate that.
Suze, saw it yesterday - my review will go up on Monday.
I'll check out your interview.
Angela and Gwen are everywhere. I love all their different posts for their tour.
Beautiful posters of Thor!
Did I happen to mention I won a copy of Yolanda's book!!! Yes, I'm special! Yay.
Medeia, they've all been fun.
Joylene, that's awesome!
congrats to so many for all the new books! I am not the survivor type, so I would pass on that. As for Thor, my teen daughter is impatiently waiting for the release.
I have been. I have read and I have noted all these mentions. A special mention to Yolanda, Misha and Jai.
I'll see if I can get one of my rental clones to check out your interview.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Good luck to Gwen, Angela, Yolanda, Misha, and the rest with their latest and greatest!
And wife and I will be seeing Gravity tonight, in 3D of course.
I'll probably be seeing Thor by myself though when it comes out.
Wish some of you guys lived near me, I could do with a friend to go to movies with.
As always, great news and events here, Alex. And the IWSG on Facebook is waaaay fun. :)
Wow, lots and lots of releases.
Have a good weekend Alex.
Rhonda, next month!
Gary, hope those rental clones aren't expensive.
Stephen, 3D is the only way to see it!
Jo, sorry - you'd always be invited to join us.
Morgan, that's good to know!
You as well, Donna.
I AM excited about Thor. I really like how they tie all the Marvel characters (except Spider-Man) and still manage to have them stand on their own as separate movies.
Congratulations again to Gwen and Angela! They've had some fun posts this past week :-) Awesome to have a partner to do releases with!
Holy cow! I'm surviving the hail of book releases with Thor-like strength! lol
Congrats Gwen, Angela, Yolanda, Misha, Jai, Laura, and Crystal!
Huge applause for the new IWSG site and all the wonderful people who had a hand in it. You guys ROCK! :-)
Ooh, that Thor movie looks great! I liked those side characters and had wished to know them more. :)
Congrats on all the book releases.
I need to get Facebook, soon. I followed on the website though. :)
I saw Gravity and sat tense through practically the whole movie. I really liked it.
Al, they've done well with the stand alone films.
Kimberly, it was a tense film!
There you, guys are again! I see you all over the Blogosphere, Angela B. And Gwen :) this is awesome.
So many great books to choose from. My TBR list is groooooooooowing, heh.
I love these Thor posters. Wish could get them for my kids :)
Looking forward to your review of GRAVITY; so far, it looks like a renter to me. And big congrats to Misha!
Yay, I'm heading over to the interview!! Those Thor posters kick ass.Need to see the movie soon. Loving the authors you promoted today!!
Angela, you could for a lot of money...
Milo, no - you need to see it in the theater.
Great new releases! Much is happening. And yes! So exciting to see the IWSG expand (and being a part of that woooo!)
Tons of good news!
Love Misha's cover! :)
I can't wait until the new Thor movie comes out! :)
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