Release Day for The Sword and the Flame: The Lightwalker


Congratulations to Author C.P. Bialois!

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Good morning everyone! I have some wonderful news! After a year and a half of blood, sweat, and cursing, the third Sword and the Flame novel is here! I just wanted to take a moment and thank all of my readers that kept asking when the next novel was coming out. Though I didn’t intend to continue the series, you guys helped inspire my muse and brought back  Janessa, Viola, Gilliam, Galin, and the others. It’s to all of you I dedicate this release. Hope you enjoy reading it as I did writing it.

The link to Amazon is below the excerpt, and while there check out The Winter Creek Beast. A werewolf and bigfoot horror novella that is free today, November 22 as part of the release festivities.

As an added bonus I am happy to officially announce this spawned two more novels in the series, The Dragonmaster…

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IndieWritersReview’s Cover Reveal and Blitz-Before Time by Xunaira J. (My Family Heart Book Review and Tours)

Cover Reveal & Release Blitz – Before Time a New Adult Tragic Romance by author Xunaira J

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TITLE – Before Time
SERIES – The Time Series
AUTHOR – Xunaira J.
GENRE – New Adult / Tragic Romance
PUBLICATION DATE – 22nd November 2014



His eyes told her what his tongue could not.

Nineteen-year-old Onaiza Shahid is a loner and a dreamer, bookish and socially isolated. A chance ramble into a chatting software changes everything. The words of a stranger compel her. Addicted and falling fast, their secret love changes her life. But will the idealistic teenager get her happily ever after?

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As a thirteen year old teenager, Xunaira J. aspired to be an author someday. From short stories to novellas, she has written them all but as an adult now, she has published two short stories and is now aiming to publish her first Novel, Before Time, scheduled for November release. Xunaira resides in Islamabad, Pakistan and enjoys a hot cup of cappuccino, a good romance novel and her favorite music from the 80′s. Apart from that, when she’s not working on her current literary project, she loves developing mobile applications and studies as a software engineer.



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IndieWritersReview Welcomes The Big Wide Calm by Rich Marcello (Video Reader Review) Maverick Promotions

Guys I’m very excited that today IndieWritersReview is hosting The Big Wide Calm by Author Rich Marcello!

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On Tour November 17th-21st

Author Rich Marcello 


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If Rich Marcello could choose only one creative mentor, he’d give the role to Jonathan Richmond and the Modern Lovers. This is not only because he currently resides in New England, where Jonathan started, but because of his life as a contemporary fiction author, poet and songwriter, whose literary inspiration often stems from songs he’s written. Rich grew up in New Jersey surrounded by song and word.

For a while it seemed right to travel the musician’s path, especially during his stint in his college folk group, at The University of Notre Dame, where he wrote and recorded his first original songs. But, as is true for many musicians, graduation led him down a different road, one on which he found his love for high technology. There, he enjoyed a successful career as a technology executive, managing several multi-billion dollar businesses for Fortune 500 companies.

During his time in technology he never stopped creating art, and eventually his love for song and the written word grew to the point where he walked away from his first career to pursue poetry, song, and fiction with the same enthusiasm and discipline he demonstrated in business. In The Color Of Home, his literary voice melds all three together with honest generative dialogue, poetic sensory detail, and “unforgettable characters who seem to know the complete song catalog of Lennon or Cohen.”

He’s currently working on his third novel, The Beauty of the Fall.


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Paige is a rock star. The world just doesn’t know it yet. She’s got the charisma, the drive, and, of course, the mega-musical skills. All she needs is to make her debut album, one that will change the world, inspire revolutions–and make her galactically famous along the way.

When John Bustin, a former semi-famous singer/songwriter offers to record Paige’s album for free, it feels like destiny, like the next step on her way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Guitar in hand, Paige sets off to John’s recording compound, ready to unfold her future.

But the ever-elusive John, with his mysterious history, and Paige, a big dreamer but naive about her footing in life, clash as much as they coalesce. Before they can change the world through Paige’s music, the improbable duo must learn to work together.

A coming of age story and retrospective, The Big Wide Calm focuses on human nature and the complexities of love through the eyes of young and old on the journey of creating the perfect album.



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IndieWritersReview’s Music Monday Spotlight! Music and Record Producer ManKNEE (14th IMA’s Awards)

Happy Monday all, today I have another great spotlight for you! Take a look at Discover Artist for the 14th IMAs: ManKNEE! Listen to


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Discover Artists That Joined The 14th IMAs: manKNEE



Artist Name: manKNEE (pronounced Manny) Home Base: Orlando, FL Genres: Singer/Songwriter, Pop Categories Entered: Adult Contemporary, Pop, Contemporary Christian Title of Work Submitted: Before The Curtain Falls Label: Self-Released Producer: Brian Steckler and myself What’s the story behind your artist name?: The artist name is a play-on-words taken from my first name, Manny.

Describe your sound: An eclectic fusion of singer/songwriter and pop influences. My style is non-conforming, unique, lyric driven with smooth and unpretentious vocals.

What’s your favorite press quote about your music?: Every so often, an artist comes along with a style so discernibly different, we are forced to reevaluate established musical boundaries.

The song or songs that changed your life and why: “You Found Me” by The Fray. When I first started writing songs, I always attempted to capture the raw emotion that is the hallmark of ‘You Found Me’. It resonates with me because if we are all honest, life is friggin hard most if not all the time. Rare is the song that can capture everything we all want to say but don’t know how. Often times, as artists, we tend to shy away from the difficult topics and instead revert to writing catchy hooks.  I believe the world is full of people who are looking for songs they can claim as their personal anthem. That’s my modus operandi. To write songs that serve as a parachute for the soul. Describe the first time you walked onstage: I won’t lie. I think I needed to change my boxers if you know what I mean. At the same time, I finally felt like I found my way back ‘home’. My pilgrimage had ended and begun all at the same time. The prodigal son returning to his roots.

Why did you submit to this year’s Independent Music Awards?: Although I’m not arrogant enough to  believe my songs will bring about world peace, I do believe I have something to say and share with the masses. I’ve always felt that if I don’t share what’s inside, I will burst at the seams. I’m submitting to this year’s IMA’s because it provides independent artists the best possible vehicle and platform to get the message out. If you win and/or get nominated, how will you use your IMA honor to further your career?: There is much prestige with getting nominated and/or winning. I would leverage the full weight of my nomination/award to promote the IMA brand on my social media accounts, artist website, live events, touring and interviews. I would use it as a springboard to launch my second album release and demonstrate the effectiveness of aligning with IMA as an independent artist.

Who is your musical hero & what would you like to learn from them?: Honestly, my heroes are all the independent artists who continue to pursue their dream for the love of their craft and not the promise of a contract. These individuals have taught me that this journey will never end in disappointment because at the end of the day, we will always have our music. Anything else that happens is icing on the cake. (Don’t’ get me wrong, I like icing very much!) Where can fans follow you/purchase your music?: My music can be downloaded from all major digital outlets including iTunes and Amazon. Physical purchases are available on Amazon as well.  Fans can visit my website and find links to all of my social media sites. – See more at:

IndieWritersReview Spotlight! Rise Of The Faire-Amanti (The Ascendant Series Book 3) by Raine Thomas!

Stranded in the desolate Dark Lands, Kyr and Ty share a bittersweet reunion. Alametria lies on the brink of darkness. Their people are still reeling, believing she’s dead at Ty’s hands. With no other choice, many have turned to the Guardians and Advisor Vycor for guidance, never suspecting they’re being led to slaughter.
Kyr and Ty encounter overwhelming challenges in their fight to save their people: a deadly environment, murderous Marauders, and powerful protections preventing them from reaching the palace. When the journey itself could mean their deaths, the one thing that keeps them going is the thought of bringing VycorDane to justice.
Facing a battle on multiple fronts, lacking resources, and significantly outnumbered, Kyr and Ty must rely on each other in the race to save their planet. Will they beat the odds and restore peace to Alametria…or will Vycor’s evil destroy them all?

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 Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of bestselling Young Adult and New Adult fiction. Known for character-drivenstories that inspire the imagination, Raine recently signed with multiple award-winning producer Chase Chenowith of Back Fence Productions to bring her popular Daughters of Saraqael trilogy to the big screen. She’s a proud indie author who is living the dream. When she isn’t writing or glued to e-mail or social networking sites, Raine can usually be found vacationing with her husband and daughter on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.
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IndieWritersReview’s Review of Falling Star (A Jersey Girl Novel) by Laura Deluca!

Hello Guys! I wanted to share my thoughts on the fabulous new book Falling Star (A Jersey Girl Novel) by Author Laura Deluca!



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Laura “Luna” DeLuca lives at the beautiful Jersey shore with her husband and three children. She has been writing stories for as long as she can remember. Old high school friends would tell you she was always scratching in her notebook instead of paying attention in class and the children she used to babysit for always loved to hear her scary stories at bedtime. In addition to writing fiction, Laura is also the sole author of a popular review blog called New Age Mama. She is an active member of her local pagan community, and has been studying Wicca for close to eight years.




Drew DiPalma feels like he’s living a lie. He’s had it with his Hollywood persona, the high-maintenance women, and his sleazy agent. To escape the madness, he flees to a tourist town he’d often visited as a child. He never expected to find love on that little island. Then he stumbles upon Lainey alone on the swing set of a deserted beach.

After a dozen internet dating disasters, Lainey Riccardo has given up on romance–until she meets a West Coast hunk who has no trouble winning her heart. But Lainey only knows him as Drew, not the Oscar-nominated actor who’s constantly scandalized in the tabloids.

When she learns the truth, will the small town Jersey girl be able to accept Drew’s fast-paced life? Or will the truth drive her away forever?

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I have been a huge fan of Author Laura Deluca since the Dark Musical Trilogies! Every book since that beginning series has shown the author’s growth and mastery of story-telling. Laura Deluca knows how to tell a great story! Whether Paranormal, Historical or Contemporary—Ms. Deluca’s books just keep getting better and better!

Falling Star is the tale of Mega-star Drew DiPalma who in an attempt of escaping the hectic and manic scene of Hollywood, heads back to a childhood vacationing spot in the small town of Wildwood, New Jersey. While spending some quality time at the beach, he meets  Lainey Riccardo. She’s a small town girl, with a desire to become an Author. She lives in a quiet world. She does not have a completely satisfying job, but she does have some very cool friends and fun times at their favorite club called Woody’s. This is her life, simple. Drew is drawn to her and the world she represents and they fall in love.

But between the lies and secrets that Drew is hiding in attempt to remain, at least for a time in Lainey’s world,  his real life begins to encroach on what he’s building with her and soon everything threatens to boil over. The question remains will Drew and Lainey survive the truth or will all be destroyed?

As always I enjoyed Falling Star immensely! I’m not sure how to explain it, but Ms. Deluca has a way of unfolding a story so seamlessly, that before long the reader is completely invested in the book! Drew and Lainey both are characters that I root for on every turn. I enjoy the interplay of their relationship, as well as the other relationships represented.

Ms. Deluca has incredible character development, description and she peppers the story with fast paced nuggets that keep the reading wanting to read more! Well written (as usual), awesome plot development and flow…Once again Laura Deluca delivers a gem!

I look forward to the next book in the Jersey Girl series and I recommend for those that enjoy Contemporary, Romance and Suspense!

IndieWritersReview’s Music Monday Spotlight producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and performer SHOOK!

Hello Everyone! It’s Monday so that means music! Today I’m throwing the spotlight on the music of Dutch producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and performer Jasper Wijnands AKA Shook and his newest release album “SPECTRUM”!


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BIO:Dutch producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and performer Jasper Wijnands AKA Shook is set to release second album ‘Spectrum’ on 19th November. After releasing his self-titled debut album mid-2013, Shook immediately dove back into his studio where he locked himself away for months. “I had a lot of stuff on my mind and transferred it all into my music. Before I knew it, I had enough tracks for a new album” he explains. Elaborating on the musical, more melody based direction he set out with his first album; ‘Spectrum’ explores more of his multi-facetted synthesizer sound, combining modern day production technology with musical elements and compositions stemming from the ’70s and ’80s. First single ‘Violet Hues’ is riddled with a boatload of both modern and classic synth-sounds and accompanied by smooth vocals, characterized by the vintage Shook-sound, but with a more developed musical pallet. Ransom Note coined it “Think Blonde Redhead mixed by Johnny Jewel…One of the best tracks of the year”. On latest single ‘New Horizons’, Harder Blogger Faster describes Shook “on imperious form as he weaves delicate live instrumentation against fretting guitars and doughty basslines for a seriously laid-back slice of warm disco”. His ability to blend his skills as a pure instrumentalist, as well as a university schooled producer, into a modern, popular sound, are the main ingredients for his current success. Playing classical compositions from the likes of Khachaturian and Bach in school, and practicing work from Antonio Carlos Jobim and Chick Corea in his free time, he gradually developed his own unique skillset, combining elements of classical, jazz, latin, soul, and funk. The characteristic sound partially originates from his use of historically renowned analog synthesizers, with every part recorded live in his home studio in the Netherlands. After high school, he got accepted to Codarts Rotterdam, University for the arts, where he graduated in 2009, majoring in piano as well as modern day sound engineering. Unlike fellow students, he had the luxury of already being somewhat of a fixture in the electronic community by creating and promoting his music during his free time. His first EP, 2010′s ‘The Glow’, saw Shook burst into the electro scene with a mysterious comicbook-inspired persona, which still inspires his image today. With well received remixes of Phoenix’s ‘Litztomania’, Falullah’s ‘I lay my head’ and Ellie Goulding’s ‘Lights’, he instantly acquired a name for himself. A year later he dropped his next EP ‘The Rise and Fall’, described by Mixmag as “disco-electro gold”, before his self-titled debut album topped the Bestsellers listing on Bandcamp.


New Single “MILESTONES” out now:

Shook’s Debut Album is out now:
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First 500 vinyl orders will receive a limited edition Crystal Clear 180 grams record. The record comes with a 280 grams high quality full colored record sleeve with original artwork from Marvel Comics illustrator Stefan Tosheff.

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