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My first book. Christine Ardigo.

Dear reader,

Christine is one of the precious romance writers who live at the Alexandria Publishing Group. I asked how what drove her to writing her first book, and the answer was quite a surprise! Her first romance novel is called “Cheating to Survive“. It’s not your typical contemporary romance novel. There are no billionaires, no heaving bosoms and also no women wanting to end it all because their husbands dumped them for their twenty-year-old secretary.

cheatingtosurviveCheating to Survive puts the women in power:

What happens when three co-workers decide to cheat on their husbands? Will they find happiness, or will they be destroyed by the consequences?

Christine said:

I came up with the idea one summer, after driving my two daughters to camp every morning. The 30-minute commute at 7:30am, with two exhausted, cranky girls in tow left us with a lot of radio listening. Unfortunately, my then fourteen and nine year old took an interest in shows like “To Catch a Cheater” or “War of the Roses,” where listeners called in to catch their significant other in the act of cheating.

As much as I hated listening to it, I took it as an opportunity to teach them both a lesson in love and relationships. What I noticed about the majority of these calls, was that most of the callers were women. Pathetic women who’s boyfriends/husbands were not only cheating on them, but the men were arrogant about it. Some laughing when they got caught.

What was worse, once they caught the men red-handed, some of them went as low as to insult the women, tell them it was their fault, said “too bad deal with it” and a host of other derogatory statements. The worst part, after the women were humiliated on public radio, some of them begged their men to take them back or cried because they still loved them! And the men laughed harder.

I discussed each show with my daughters daily, but the images stuck with me. Hence, the creation of Cheating to Survive. Let’s turn the tables. Let’s have the women cheat on the men this time. Let them enjoy it. Fully. Let them skip down the halls, dance in the middle of the cafeteria, laugh behind their husbands’ backs.

But of course, in life, nothing is that seamless.

Meet Victoria…Heather…and Catherine, three dietitians working in the same hospital for a horrendous boss, and married to husbands anyone would want to strangle, dump in the trash, and watch the garbage truck pulverize along with the maggots.

Will the three of them be triumphant with their scheming, or are they headed down a wrong way path?

The outcomes could be worse than they imagined.

Well, there you have it. Are you curious about the book already? If so, you can head over to Amazon.com and have a closer look at the book. Who knows, you might love it.

How dead are you?

Dear reader,
Til Death Us Do Join“Til Death Us Do Join” is now live!

If you feel alive too and up for a good laugh, head over to one of the online bookstores listed and go for it!

You can find “Til Death Us Do Join” at Smashwords, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Apple iTunes, and Kobo books as e-book.

A paperback version (with a stunning backside) is available through Lulu.com.

As a special addition to this release I have prepared a little video to whet your appetite for this book, I hope you enjoy it.

Oh… in case you seem to recognise the person on the left… yes… that’s your’s truly. And the lady is a dear friend of mine. The photo was shot and the cover made by a mutual friend who runs a very nice website for her photo-work. If you care to have a look, run over to wauwfoto.nl!

July is Fantasy-month!

Dear reader,

Heart of the GodsYou may not know it but on Facebook, at this very moment, there’s an event taking place called Fantasy in July. You are cordially invited to join the event where many fantasy writers are talking about their work, offering their work even at discounts and the occasional announcement for new works coming out soon pass by as well.

You might find a mention of “The Source of Lightning“, an epic steampunk adventure by Donna K. Fitch, for instance. Or there’s Katherine Lee Pierret Perkins’ “Dawn of Steam” (indeed, more steampunk). But there is also proper fantasy, like “Servant of the Gods” by Valerie Douglas (a gorgeous book if I say so myself).

If you like fantasy and Egypt, then “Heart of the Gods” would be a good choice. So if you feel like indulging in something special then don’t hesitate and come have a look!

Now you can find out “Who killed the clown”!

Dear reader,

Who Killed the Clow 320You can now find out who did it. “Who killed the clown?” is live in the e-stores already. Where can you go to find it?

It is on Smashwords, The Amazon family of course, Barnes and Nobles already know (both of them), it is on kobobooks, and our friends at the Apple iTunes store can help you further too.

If you prefer a paper copy you can find that at lulu.com.

In case you are not certain any more what this book is about, here is the back cover text:

Lester Jones isn’t your usual detective. He’s a Pagan and sometimes resorts to less common ways to solve his assignments. Lester also isn’t a famous, well-known detective, which is reflected by his lack of clientèle and his financial state. Until one day a client asks him to locate a missing person.
This is the beginning of a hunt for a lady and for the answer to the question “Who killed the clown?” The road to this answer leads Lester past many people and places, along which he also had to admit his love for someone special.

Cover reveal: “Who killed the clown?”

Dear reader,

In two weeks I shall publish yet another book. Last month there was the fourteenth Hilda the Wicked Witch book. This month there’s something entirely different. It’s a murder mystery, and it has to be solved by a detective whose ways aren’t the usual ones. Because he’s a Pagan.

Allow me to introduce to you the cover of the new book!

Lester Jones isn’t your usual detective. He’s a Pagan and sometimes resorts to less common ways to solve his assignments. Lester also isn’t a famous, well-known detective, which is reflected by his lack of clientèle and his financial state. Until one day a client asks him to locate a missing person.
This is the beginning of a hunt for a lady and for the answer to the question “Who killed the clown?” The road to this answer leads Lester past many people and places, along which he also had to admit his love for someone special.

“Night watch” by Linda Hall

Dear reader,

It gives me great pleasure to introduce a book to you, written by Linda Hall who’s also a member of the Alexandria Publishing Group. It’s a mystery. No, it’s not a mystery that I introduce a book, it’s the genre of the book. I’ve read it. It’s really a good book, but don’t take my word for it. Let me show you what Linda has to say about it:

I am pleased to announce that NIGHT WATCH, the first in my new mystery series (#emridgemysteries) is finally available. This book has been a part of my life and planning for a long, long time. Before I wrote six books for Harlequin, I wanted to write a series of mysteries which featured a female boat captain. She was in my thoughts during the first Bouchercon mystery conference I ever attended. I had the idea for Em Ridge (and her name and her backstory have gone through various permutations through the years.) The character was there in my mind, begging to come out, asking me over and over to tell her story, get it down, and out there for the readers.
But other things got in the way and it’s only now – now that I’m an author/publisher, that I am getting her story out.
Em Ridge is a boat captain. She’s not a huge container ship captain taking goods all over the world, nor does she helm ferries or tugboats (although she could – and maybe in a future book she will.). She’s not in the military or Coast Guard. She’s not a police force boat captain. What she does is deliver boats. She’s someone who gets hired by people to take their boats (usually luxury yachts) from Point A to Point B.
Normally, a fun job. You get to spend time on other people’s fancy boats! But in Em’s life, mystery always ensues.
In Night Watch, having the billionaire’s daughter go overboard on her first captain­ing job is not a good beginning. The sailboat is new, state of the art, her crew on this trip include two close sail­ing friends. But an unknown fourth, who can’t even tie a bow­line, and the unruly owner’s daughter turn the idyllic trip into an adventure not wanted.
Two years ago Em buried her husband, her soul­mate, her sail­ing buddy, and with him she buried a secret. As hours on the open seas slide by, secrets are res­ur­rected tying Em’s past to a present, awash with mur­der and deception.
Amazon link for Night Watch: http://bit.ly/1vUmrVk
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Deel 1 van Hilda de brutale heks is uit in het Nederlands!

hilda - de brutale heksHilda – De brutale heks

Boek 1 van de serie, in het Nederlands.

Hilda de brutale heks komt door een vreemde samenloop van omstandigheden in onze wereld terecht, een wereld die zij niet begrijpt maar die haar ook niet begrijpt.
Het wordt een hele strijd voor de heks om de weg terug naar huis te vinden, met heel wat kolderieke situaties.

Dit e-boek is gratis te vinden op Smashwords, en binnenkort op Amazon, Apple, Barnes&Noble en via Kobo. Een papieren versie is nog in de maak! Houd daarvoor deze pagina in de gaten.

Small cover Clara's Eyes

Clara’s Eyes is now available!

Dear reader

With joy and pride I’m here to tell you about yet another book that has appeared on the e-shelves of many stores around the internet.

Small cover Clara's EyesClara’s Eyes is available as of now.

You can find the book on Amazon.com, Smashwords, and Barnes & Noble already. If you prefer a paperback copy, you can find that at Lulu.com.

Ron Brooks is a painter from a small town in Virginia. When he’s contacted by a large art corporation in Manhattan, his life makes a big turn into what promises to be a fantastic direction. Even an exhibition lies in his future. While he works on making a living and a name for himself, strange things happen in his personal life as well. A painting that proves to be more than just a painting is the start of more twists and turns than Ron could have imagined. Welcome to the world of painting and big money while you look into Clara’s Eyes.