Welcome Kat Holmes, Ending 31 Days of Blogging Into 2012

What better way to end January’s blogging party than with Kat Holmes! Kat Holmes, writer extraordinaire, is a Muse author who is not only prolific but when not writing on her own, partners in a mother/daughter team, Kat being the daughter part. Who is the mother? Anybody?? Win a copy of A Wedding to Die For if you know the answer to this one!
Having read The Lighthouse, I know how well written and entertaining Kat’s work can be. The Lighthouse just drips of atmosphere!… Read more

Welcome James Hartley, author of Teen Angel and Many Others


Well, hello, Jim! And welcome to This and That. This is a busy man, who is also an author of paranormal short stories, novellas and novels. Just zip on over to his page at MuseitUp Publishing at http://tinyurl.com/87w39nq for a sampling of his work. Good writing and magic abounds. There is not shortage of ghosts, either, but only of the most fascinating kind. Here’s a little bit about one of his offerings, Teen Angel:


BLURB: Angie, a teen aged girl, was killed in a tragic accident.… Read more

Welcome Susan A. Royal, Author of Not Long Ago


Let’s give a big welcome to Susan A. Royal! She’s a new author and we all know how exciting that can be. This an opportunity to get to know her better and, frankly, given her answers, she seems like quite a woman. Here’s Susan:

First, let me thank Heather for allowing me to be here today. It’s been a roller coaster of emotions since I signed a contract with MuseItUp. I’m thrilled to be considered a part of something so exciting. Soon I’ll be knee deep in edits… Read more

Welcome Lin Holmes, Author of…A Lot!


Welcome Lin Holmes, a woman I admire for her strength of will, sweetness of nature, and creative output. I first met Lin when we were both newcomers at MuseItUp and she had just had Santa is a Lady published. Since that time, Lin has had many other publications through Muse, too numerous to mention. Her latest, She’s Gone, is the focus of her guest blog today. But first, let’s get to know the secret, inner Lin a little better with her answers to an interview!

1. What is yourRead more

Welcome, Ingrid Ricks, author of Hippie Boy

I will be honest, I haven’t read Hippy Boy yet but plan to do so. After seeing the cover and reading 38 fantastic reviews on Amazon, it’s on my to buy list. But first, let’s get to know Ingrid a little better:

1. What is your favorite book?
This changes on a monthly basis, but at the moment, I would have to say A Thousand Splendid Suns. I still get an ache in my gut when I think about that story.

2. Who is your favorite writer?

Maya Angelou.

3. If the answers to 1 & 2 areRead more

Welcome J.Q. Rose, author of Sunshine Boulevard


Before we get to her interview, let me say that Janet – the name her comrades are allowed to call her – has so much warmth, humor and good will, it radiates from every word she writes. Get a load of her picture. This is a lady bubbling over with life!
If you haven’t read Sunshine Boulevard yet, hie thee to the MuseItUp Bookstore http://tinyurl.com/7usad6m and get a copy. It’s a novella and absolutely mad fun. I mean, how and why is everybody getting offed in… Read more

Welcoming Dianne Hartsock, Author of Trials of a Lonely Spectre

This is a intriguing cover and makes you want to read this paranormal short story. The blurb sounds fantastic! But first, a little bit about Dianne, who reveals a lot through her interview.

1. What is your favorite book?

Out of all the questions I’m asked, that’s still the hardest one for me to answer. Which genre, is what I ask in return. But if I had to choose, it would be The Return of the King by Tolkien. I think of the trilogy as one book, but the ending in this one breaks my heart … Read more

Welcome Scarlett Valentine, author of Awakening


Join me now and meet the talented, award-winning author, Scarlett Valentine. She’s cornered the market on romance, love, and not just a little good, old fashioned lust. Don’t believe me? See the excerpt below of Awakening. This section is hot, hot, hot! But first, Scarlett’s interview, where we learn more about her and her delightful sense of humor.

1. What is your favorite book?
If this is a question about what one book I’d take to a deserted island with … Read more

Meet Killarney Sheffield, author of Guilty Kisses, among others!


I love it when historical novelists visit. Such history! Such passion! Such writing! And another PG-13, so pass the fan. I need to cool off.
Let’s have a round of applause for Killarney, who’s a real go-getter, personally and professionally. For example, Killarney spent months trying to get the rights to Lawrence Gowan’s song, ‘Love Makes You Believe’ for her Guilty Kisses book trailer, and finally succeeded where many others would have long… Read more

Welcome Cyrus Keith, Author of The Nadia Project


Before I introduce Cyrus Keith, I would like to say I’m in the middle of reading Becoming Nadia, Book One of the Nadia Project, and relishing every word. What Cyrus has in common with Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein, informally known as the “Big Three” of science fiction writers, is his ability to ask the deeper questions of life — such as who or what is God, why are we here, what does it mean to be human, and why is life worth living —… Read more