Sunday, December 23, 2012

Kristie Leigh Maguire - Romance Author: Last minute Christmas gifts for only 99 cents!

Kristie Leigh Maguire - Romance Author: Last minute Christmas gifts for only 99 cents!: And you don't have to leave your home to purchase them! Just click on the links below to gift these books (or purchase them for your own enj...

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Genesis by M.P. McDonald


Brand New Release! 
The Prequel to the Mark Taylor Series!

Mark Taylor's life changes forever when he finds an antique camera in an Afghan bazaar. Back home in Chicago, he discovers that the camera has a strange and unique ability--it produces photographs of tragedies yet to happen. What else can he do but attempt to save lives and thwart catastrophe?
 
Thrilled with this new superhero-like power to change the future, Mark decides to keep the mysterious camera and its miraculous capability a secret...even when it means risking his own life. But with only 24 hours to act, what if he fails to prevent the greatest tragedy his country has ever experienced?


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Friday, May 25, 2012

Books and Authors: Affairs of the Heart series by Kristie Leigh Magui...

Books and Authors: Affairs of the Heart series by Kristie Leigh Magui...: Romance of the Year - Affaire de Coeur Magazine Affairs of the Heart (Book One)   Top Ten - Preditors & Editors Poll Affairs of ...

Friday, April 13, 2012

New Release from Cutting Edge Indie, Donna Fasano

Hello, friends!

I'd love to tell you about my newest romance novel, Nanny and the Professor. The book is selling well in Amazon's Kindle Store, and it's getting some great reviews. If you enjoy sweet romance novels, I hope you'll consider giving the book a try!

You can find it:

In the US Kindle Store

In the UK Kindle Store

This English language novel is also available in Amazon Kindle DE, FR, IT, and ES stores.

Reviews:


"…the characters are believable and down to earth and it is so easy to curl up and get lost in the story!" 5-Stars. 

"… a sweet, enchanting, well written love story." 5-Stars

"Sweet, fun, warm, and hopeful." 4-Stars

"This book is pure mind candy!" 4-Stars

I do hope you'll look for my new book!

Happy Reading,
~Donna Fasano~

Saturday, March 3, 2012

CEI Interview with Romance Author Donna Fasano


We at the Cutting Edge Indies would like to take this opportunity to introduce Donna Fasano to our readers.

CEI: In your own words, tell us about Donna Fasano.

Donna: At the ripe old age of 53, I'm still discovering the answer to this myself. Family is a big part of my life. I married my high-school sweetheart 34 years ago and we're still together. I've got two grown sons I'm very proud of. I have brothers, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, all of whom I dearly love. I have tons of friends and enjoy nothing more than spending time with them. I've faced a lot of tragedy in my life, but I'm not the type of person who dwells on the negative; my glass is always half full. I think I'm still growing, still evolving, and each day brings welcomed change and new opportunity. In my humble opinion, that's the best way to live life, with open arms and an open heart.
 
CEI: You live on the East Coast of the USA. Tell us a little about your corner of the world and what your life is like living there.

Donna: I was born and grew up in Maryland. When I married, I moved one town over to the east which put me in Delaware. I live in the suburbs, but I'm close to parks and state forests, and I love visiting nearby cities like Philadelphia and Washington, DC. And I can't forget the beach. Ocean City, Maryland is less than 2 hours away. I feel I've got everything I need right here.

CEI: Tell me about where you grew up. What was your life like as you grew from a child to an adult? How did this shape you into the person you are today?

Donna: I had an idyllic childhood until the age of 13 when my mother passed away. I feel like I went from 13 to 35 in one day. I ended up practically raising my brothers; even today, my youngest brother feels more a son to me. I think the tragedy of my youth taught me how important family is…it's a lesson I've never forgotten.

CEI: If you could live anywhere in this world that your heart desired, where would that be and why?

Donna: Actually, if I had my heart's desire, I would spend time in lots of different places. I have visited southern California, London, the south of France, Rome, Brussels, and I have fallen in love each place for different reasons. I'd love to spend my life traveling the world, eating good food, seeing the sights, meeting new people. That would be heaven.

CEI: The name of the title you are promoting today is The Merry-Go-Round. I always like to hear about the “behind the scenes” of a title and I am sure our readers would like to hear this too. Tell us a bit about the “behind the scenes” of The Merry-Go-Round. For instance, what was the catalyst that prompted you to write this book? Is the book loosely based upon any happenings in your own life, or anyone you know?

Donna: I knew I wanted to write about divorce, but I wanted to write a book about the breakup of a marriage like none other that I have ever read before. I also have a fascination with carousels and wanted to incorporate one into the book. I was sitting on the boardwalk in Ocean City, MD, thinking about Lauren's predicament. As I watched the children on the carousel go round and round, I realized that's exactly how my protagonist felt about her life; she was going round in circles and just wanted to step off the ride. The way it all came together for me seemed miraculous at that moment.

CEI: Tell me about what you see as your future in the writing world, your plans and your desires.

Donna: I feel blessed to have been given this story-telling talent. I see myself writing and selling books until I'm an old lady. I don't think I'll ever retire.
 
CEI: Where can our readers find out more about you and your books?

Donna: The first place to go would be my blog. I can also be found on Facebook and on Twitter. I love to hear from readers and always respond to them.

Donna, best of luck to you in the future. Is there anything that you would like to add?

Donna: I'd like everyone to know that some of my books are available at Smashwords, and at Barnes & Noble. Several of my books are in the iTunes Store, Sony eBook Store, and in the Kobo eBook Store too. I have paperback books and Kindle Editions available at Amazon. I thank you for the opportunity to tell readers about myself.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

CEI Interview with YA Author S.L. Baum

A Cutting Edge Author Interview!

We at the Cutting Edge Indies would like to take this opportunity to introduce YA Author S.L. Baum to our readers.

S.L. is offering a wonderful incentive to go along with this interview here at the Cutting Edge Indies. Everyone who leaves a comment on this interview with S.L. is eligible for a drawing to be held for a FREE smashwords copy of whichever of her novels you choose. Please leave your email address along with your comment so we can reach you if you are the winner of this drawing.

 

Question: In your own words, tell us who S.L. Baum is.

Answer: A wife, a mother, a writer, a crafter, a blogger, a baker, a kid taxi driver, a referee, a recipe tweaker, a shoe hoarder, a pinterest junkie… the list is endless.

Question: You live in Arizona. Tell us a little about your corner of the world and what your life is like living there.

Answer: Some like it hot… well, I LOVE it hot. I bask in the warmth of the sun. I am happiest wearing a t-shirt, shorts, and flip flops. The beauty of Arizona is that I can hop in the car and drive to snow (in the winter) and cooler temps (in the summer). I can take day trips to deserts, forests, national monuments, lakes, rivers, etc… Arizona is amazing.

My day to day life is like most mom’s out there. I drive 3 kids to school, then in the afternoons we shuffle around to gymnastics, ice skating, music lessons, and youth symphony. We love eating out and watching movies at home during the weekends. My kids are still young enough that they enjoy “family time” – talk to me next year (when my eldest is in HS) and we’ll see if that changes…

Question: Tell me about where you grew up. What was your life was like as you grew from a child to an adult? How did this shape you into the person you are today?

Answer: My father was in the tail end of his Air Force career during my early years, and wasn’t sure what he wanted to do when he retired from the military at 37. I went to a different school for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades (until we settled down in the Phoenix metropolitan area). My parents vowed to keep me in the same school area (and I kept them to it) for the rest of my public school years.

I went on to college and earned my degree in Secondary Education with amajor emphasis in Mathematics and a minor emphasis in English. I am a math geek that loves to read!

Question: If you could live anywhere in this world that your heart desired, where would that be and why?

Answer: I would love to live in the Caribbean: somewhere it is warm and I can walk along the beach all year long. But I’d need to have the money to fly to a ski resort (preferably Telluride) a few times a year.

Question: The name of the title you are promoting today is A Chance for Charity (The Immortal Ones). I always like to hear about the “behind the scenes” of a title and I am sure our readers would like to hear this too. For instance, what was the catalyst that prompted you to write this book? Is the book loosely based upon any happenings in your own life, or anyone you know?

Answer: I wrote a bit after college and then put it aside for many, many years. My catalyst for writing again was an off-road accident that I was involved in. It made me realize that life is too short to not do the things that you love, the things that you really want to do. So, I started writing again. When I began writing, I didn't consider the YA paranormal genre.  I started two previous projects that I couldn't finish, and I never knew why.  But, when I started to write - A Chance for Charity (The Immortal Ones) - the story poured out of me and I loved every minute of the writing process!  I still have those other stories, and someday I plan to go back and finish them.


The story is not based on anything in particular, but it does highlight my love for the town of Telluride, Colorado. I knew that I could lose myself in that town. It is one of my family’s favorite destinations.

Question: Tell me about what you see as your future in the writing world, your plans and your desires.

Answer: I am just going to keep writing, and we see where it takes me. I am currently working on Book 3 in The Immortal Ones Series, and I have a few chapters started in a completely new project as well.

Question: Where can our readers find out more about you and your book(s)?

Answer: You can connect with me at:



Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Latest Kindle release from Cutting Edge Indie Kristie Leigh Maguire

Affairs of the Heart: Desert Heat and Cabin Fever (Two award winning titles under one cover) by Kristie Leigh Maguire

Available as a Kindle Select Title FREE for Amazon Prime Members and for only $6.50 to others.

Kristie Leigh Maguire has combined two of her award winning titles under one cover in Affairs of the Heart: Desert Heat and Cabin Fever. Desert Heat was named Romance of the Year and Kristie Leigh Maguire was named Best Up and Coming Romance Author of the Year by the Affaire de Coeur Magazine. Cabin Fever placed in the Top Ten in the Preditors and Editors Poll.

From the blistering sands of California’s Mojave Desert to the glittering neon lights of Las Vegas, Marcie Treyhorne sweeps you away into a world of sex and passion in Desert Heat. Marcie’s adventures continue in the mountains of northern Nevada in Cabin Fever. Enter Marcie's world...if you dare!

Marcie's story is that of a happily married woman who fights the attraction between herself and her new boss. Can one woman truly love two men at the same time? Can one woman enjoy physical and emotional bonds with two men? Maguire gives us the answers.

Secondary plot twists add to the suspense as Marcie's life becomes more and more entangled with her two loves, Steve and Jim. Her climatic decision comes down to physical desires and emotional well-being played against spiritual considerations and the stability of a long-standing marriage. Her decision may surprise you.

Kristie Leigh Maguire pushes the boundaries between romance and erotica, giving her readers heart-pounding sensual sensations within a dynamic plot.

DOWNLOAD TO YOUR KINDLE NOW

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Love an Author, Leave a Review

Authors love readers who love their books. We're not sure readers understand the importance of their opinions on our books. Letting other readers know about the great books you've read and enjoyed is the best advertisement an author can get!

Here are a few readers we love and snippets of the reviews they've left for our novels.

Krista P.  said, "I am always on the hunt for good, easy "chick lit" and Romantically Challenged definitely delivered," about Beth Orsoff's Romantically Challenged.

Shari enjoyed S.L. Baum's My Link in Time so much she said, "The only other thing left to say is I wanted more more more. It was over way to fast!!!! Thank you S.L. Baum for another great read!"

Blondie said, "I was looking for something funny and No Lady and Her Tramp did not disappoint," about Kristie Leigh Maguire's No Lady and Her Tramp.

"This book is perfect for readers who enjoy paranormal stories with a twisty-turny plot, a mystery or two that need to be solved, characters that aren't always to be trusted, enemies with hidden agendas and action that's quick to devolve into chaos," was what Fiktshun had to say about Initiation by Imogen Rose.

FL Beachbum said, "I especially loved the drama & suspense leading up to the ending - it was just great. Thanks for a great read - one that makes you appreciate everyday things that we so often take for granted," about M.P. McDonald's The Mark Taylor Series - Books One and Two.

So if you've read a good book lately, leave the author a great review. It'll make you feel good, it will make the author happy, and it just might make another reader try a new book. As we see it, that's a win-win-win!




Friday, January 20, 2012

Spotlight on Donna Fasano



Donna Fasano is the award-winning, best-selling author of over 30 romance novels. After spending 20 years writing for Harlequin Books, she recently struck out on her own as an Independent Author, and she is having the time of her life! Her books can be found at Amazon US, Amazon UK for Kindle, and at Barnes & Noble for Nook. Her novels are also available at iTunesSonyKobo and Smashwords.

Visit her blog, In All Directions, to learn more about her and her available books.

Donna's books have been published in twenty languages, in two dozen countries. The Merry-Go-Round is currently available in Portuguese from Nova Cultural, a Brazilian publisher. Donna is the proud winner of 3 HOLT Medallions.






Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Spotlight on S.L. Baum

S.L. Baum is the author of The Immortal Ones, a Young Adult Paranormal series.

To quote from her blog:
"I have had a love of sci-fi since I was a kid... watching Star Trek with my father. I am such a junky for action packed sci-fi movies to this day... thanks Dad! That love started to include the supernatural/paranormal as I reached my teens. I will always thank Anne Rice and Lestat for introducing me to a whole new genre... and my love vampire fiction was born. When I began writing, I didn't consider the YA paranormal genre. I started two previous projects that I couldn't finish, and I never knew why. But, when I started to write - A Chance for Charity (The Immortal Ones) - the story poured out of me and I loved every minute of the writing process! I still have those other stories, and someday I plan to go back and finish them."

A Chance for Charity, My Link in Time, and Of Fire and Brimstone are available at Amazon US, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, iTunes for iBooks, and Smashwords.

Along with writing... cooking, crafting, and music are her other loves. She shares those passions with her three children (who all write stories, bake sweet treats, create all sorts of things, and play instruments).

Visit her blog, My Write Road, for more information on her and her available titles.













Monday, January 16, 2012

Spotlight on Imogen Rose

Imogen Rose is the author of the bestselling YA series, the Portal Chronicles. She was born in a small town in Sweden and moved to London in her twenties. After obtaining a PhD in immunology from Imperial College, she moved with her family to New Jersey, where she's been based for the past ten years.

For as long as she can remember, Imogen has dreamt stories. Stories that continued from night to night, from dream to dream. So, even as a child, going to bed was never an issue, just an anticipation of the story to come.

PORTAL, Imogen's first novel, would have remained in her imagination, to be shared only with her daughter, Lauren, had her eight-year-old not insisted that she write it down. In the course of a month, Imogen typed while Lauren waited eagerly by the printer for the pages to appear, and a novel took shape.

The warm reception PORTAL received encouraged her to continue with the story and the Portal Chronicles. Faustine is Imogen's first book in her new series, the Bonfire Chronicles. She has recently published INITIATION, the prequel to FAUSTINE.
Imogen is a self-confessed Herm├Ęs addict who enjoys shopping, traveling, watching movies and playing with her dog, Tallulah.

Find Imogen on Amazon US, Amazon UK, and Barnes & Noble.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Spotlight on M.P. McDonald


What readers are saying about M.P. McDonald's books:

"I didn't want the book to end." ~Toni R. Adkins
"A gripping, well-written read…" ~Red Adept Reviews
"This thriller had me gripped from page one. Very disturbing 
and very good. Excellent read!" ~Scott Monroe
"This is a great piece of fiction with a lot of action and suspense, 
and I was seeing the entire story in my head like an episode
of "NCIS" or "Law and Order" with a twist of
fantasy mixed in." ~Charlotte Hawkins

Don't you think it's time you checked out the Mark Taylor Series?

Find No Good Deed in Amazon's US Kindle Store and in the UK Kindle Store.
Buy March Into Hell in Amazon's US Kindle Store and in the UK Kindle Store.


Friday, January 13, 2012

Spotlight on Kristie Leigh Maguire

Kristie Leigh Maguire was voted Best Up and Coming Author of the Year and her novel Desert Heat was voted Romance of the Year by the Affaire de Coeur Magazine Reader/Writer Poll (2003). Her novels Cabin Fever and No Lady and Her Tramp placed in the Top Ten in the Preditor & Editor's Poll (2005).

Kristie's books can be found at Amazonat Barnes & Noble, and at Smashwords.



Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Winners of the New Year's Day Book Giveaway

Congratulations to all the winners of the New Year's Day Book Giveaway from the Cutting Edge Indies!

Of Fire and Brimstone by S.L. Baum – Sarah ‘Saz’ Morgan
Portal by Imogen Rose – April Stansbury
How I Learned to Love the Walrus by Beth Orsoff – Dona Swenk
The Mark Taylor Series: Books 1 & 2 by M.P. McDonald – Ginnie Hutto
Desert Heat by Kristie Leigh Maguire – Laura Sullivan
Mountain Laurel by Donna Fasano – Misty Baker


Thanks to everyone who participated in our giveaway. If you didn't win anything this time, stay tuned for more giveaways in the future.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Spotlight on Beth Orsoff



Beth Orsoff is known for writing clever chick-lit novels and never fails to offer her readers stories that are as fabulous as they are fun.

Beth's books are available in Amazon's Kindle Store. Her books can also be found in B&N's NookBook Store








Sunday, January 1, 2012

Another Kindle Book Giveaway!

New Year's Eve Giveaway winner: Brenda Peick... Congratulations!!
Now it's time for a New Year's DAY Giveaway!
Today we're offering:
Of Fire & Brimstone (The Immortal Ones - Elizabeth's Novella)by S.L. Baum
Portal (Portal Chronicles) by Imogen Rose
How I Learned to Love the Walrus (A Romantic Comedy) by Beth Orsoff
The Mark Taylor Series: Books One and Two (A Thriller) by M.P. McDonald
Desert Heat (Erotic Romance) (Affairs if the Heart) by Kristie Leigh Maguire
AND Mountain Laurel by Donna Fasano

Please follow the link to our Facebook page, Cutting Edge Indies, like the page and leave a comment with which book(s) (you can say "ALL") you would like to win a copy of. Winners will be announced tomorrow evening.
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