Nov 172014
 

Khalid Muhammad

Welcome to Khalid Muhammad with his novel, Agency Rules! This episode features a fascinating look at a spy thriller set in Pakistan. Please join us for an intriguing interview with Khalid and some surprising insight into an area many of us know little about.

 

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 Khalid Muhammad

Khalid picBy day, Khalid Muhammad is a mild-mannered business executive keeping himself busy running a marketing and brand management company. He takes someone else’s product and creates concepts, ideas and brand stories—things that make consumers want to buy, invest and save their hard-earned money.

By night, his alter ego emerges; one that has a penchant for sadistic retribution towards those who have wronged him, and that spends its time devising intricate and detailed plans for a nefarious end.

If he hopes to continue to have friends and family, though, he has to keep his alter ego under control.

So, Khalid chooses to write novellas, novels and short stories to let the wickedness escape; the other option means a great deal of blood, numerous torture implements and…well, infinite ways to dump a body. The writing is better for everyone involved and less dangerous for the guilty… until he writes them into another story.

 You can find Khalid at these links:

Website  | Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads  |  Amazon

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Nov 102014
 

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Relics

Most of Thulu and La Fi’s clients are dead. Which is perfect since their detective agency caters to the supernatural. But a simple job finding a lost locket leads to a big case tracking relics for an ancient daemon.

The daemon needs the relics to keep a dangerous portal closed. His enemy, Gabriel, wants the relics to open the portal and give his people access to a new feeding ground – Earth.

Caught on live TV, other portals begin to open and the creatures of magic return to Earth. The people of Earth are not alone, but will soon wish they were.

When Gabriel threatens their family, Thulu and La Fi’s search becomes personal. The couple will need powerful help in the race to find the relics before Gabriel does. But maybe that’s what ghostly friends, magical allies and daemonic clients are for.

When the creatures of myth and magic return to Earth, they’re nothing like your mother’s fairy tales.

 

Relics can be found at these retailers:

Amazon – Kindle     |     Amazon – Paperback     |     Barnes & Noble – Nook     |     iTunes

 

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Oct 202014
 

M. Joseph Murphy

It was especially cool to interview M. Joseph Murphy. I’ve had the chance to get to know Joe over social media and work with him on several projects. Not only is he a talented author, he is also the cover artist for my Modern Magics series. Yep, he did the entire series.

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 M. Joseph Murphy

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Joseph Murphy was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. He earned his geekdom at an early age. He read X-Men comics from at the age of 8 and it only went downhill from there.

As a teenager he wrote short stories and wanted to be the next Stephen King. Instead of horror, however, he kept writing fantasy stories. After surviving high school as a goth with a purple mohawk, he studied English and Creative Writing at the University of Windsor.

When not writing, Joseph works as Lead Accounting instructor at Everest College. He also lectures to other businesses on outside-the-box marketing. He lives in Windsor, ON (right across the stream from Detroit, Michigan) with his husband, two cats, and shy-but-friendly ghost.

 

You can find Joseph at these links:

Website     |     Facebook     |     Twitter 

 

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Oct 142014
 

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The Castle Blues Quake

THE CASTLE BLUES QUAKE by Linda Covella
Children’s, Young Adult – Sci Fi / Fantasy
Tour Dates: October 14 – October 24, 2014
Blog Tour with Giveaway

12-year-old Pepper Connelly leaves her best friend, Chrissie, behind when her family moves from New York City to Santa Cruz, CA. Pepper discovers a boy, Corey, hiding in her backyard shed. Unknown to Pepper, Corey is a ghost trying to contact his grandfather, Boppie, before he crosses over. He tells Pepper he must locate Boppie before Social Services finds him. Pepper agrees to help.

While Pepper’s communication with Chrissie dwindles, her friendship with Corey grows. She tells Corey about her passion for writing songs, and throughout the story, she composes a song about Corey. Corey teaches Pepper to play the harmonica. Soon, she’s torn between finding Boppie and knowing when she does, Corey will certainly go back on the road with his traveling-musician grandfather.

Other characters help her on her quest: new classmate Ally Cressman, who dresses in an odd-ball, non-mall style; Sawtooth Sam, the mysterious saw-playing street musician; and Madame Mchumba, who performs her psychic readings at the Boardwalk amusement park.

Earthquakes, haunted house rides, poltergeists, and crystal ball readings propel Pepper toward the shocking conclusion of her search.

You can buy THE CASTLE BLUES QUAKE at:

Amazon

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Oct 062014
 
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Vampiric Virtual Book Tour

The Devil’s Liege

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Being a vampire isn’t all it’s cracked up to be- in fact, it kind of sucks.

After surviving his duel with Lilith, Mathias thought that he could relax. That is until he discovers that, Nossy, the new king, has been kidnapped.

When the investigating vampires seem to have no clue how to rescue Nosferatu, Mathias must step in. Everything is peachy until Mathias is named the next new king in order to stop the man behind Nossy’s kidnapping from taking over the throne.

Suddenly, his life is not his own again, and Mathias must make a choice: risk his life to find his friend, or sit back and watch disaster unfold.

You can buy The Devil’s Liege at these links:

Amazon US and Amazon UK

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Oct 052014
 

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Welcome to the Virtual Book Tour for Agency Rules by Khalid Muhammad. This critically acclaimed political thriller is an action-packed page-turner!

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Agency Rules

Celebrated as a ragtag force that defeated and broke the Soviet Union, no one predicted the Mujahideen would bring with them a plague that would spread like wildfire through Pakistan in the years to follow. When the battle-worn fighters returned with no enemy or war to fight, they turned their sights on the country that had been their creator and benefactor.

From the same battlegrounds that birthed the Mujahideen, a young Kamal Khan emerges as a different breed of warrior. Discarding his wealthy family comforts, Kamal becomes a precision sniper, an invincible commando and a clandestine operative bringing intimidation, dominance and death with him to the battlefield. Ending the plague is his prime directive.

Shrouded in political expediency, hampered by internal power struggles, international espionage and doublespeak that makes Washington’s spin doctors proud, Kamal’s mission is a nightmare of rampant militant fundamentalism that threatens to choke and take Pakistan hostage. For him, the fight is not just for freedom, but the survival of a nation.

You can buy Agency Rules at the link below:

 Amazon

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Oct 012014
 

Introducing New Co-Hosts – Katie Bryski & Paul Ellis

What a treat to welcome Katie Bryski and Paul Ellis to the show as our new co-hosts! Carla Clifton is on hiatus and MythBehaving is very fortunate to add Katie and Paul to our lineup, along with Maer Wilson. Episode 35 is a Roundtable where our three hosts discuss their writing and books.

 

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 Katie Bryski

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KT Bryski is a Canadian author and podcaster. She made her podcasting and publishing debut with Hapax, an apocalyptic fantasy with Dragon Moon Press (2012) and she has stories in Black Treacle Horror Magazine, When the Hero Comes Home Vol. II (Dragon Moon Press) and Tales from the Archives Vol. III (Imagine That! Studios). Select playwriting credits include various scripts for Black Creek Pioneer Village and East o’ the Sun and West o’ the Moon: a Children’s Opera (Canadian Children’s Opera Company). KT also manages The Black Creek Growler: the official blog of the Black Creek Historic Brewery. She is currently at work on her next novel while pursuing her MFA through the Stonecoast Creative Writing Programme at the University of Southern Maine. As you may have guessed, she also has a mild caffeine addiction.

Visit her atwww.ktbryski.com and www.blackcreekbrewery.wordpress.com

 

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The Apocalypse has come, and in seven days the world will be no more. Only the Hapax, the Word which began the universe, can recreate the world and avert the Apocalypse, but that Word has been lost. Brother Gaelin finds his faith crumbling as he is forced to shelter two fugitives from the Magistatiem, the college of magi which has been divorced from the Ecclesiat monks for centuries. As time slips away, the monks and magi must do more than just heal the ancient rift that divides them-they must trust in the very Being who drove them apart.

 

 

You can buy Hapax at these retailers:

Canadian Amazon     |     American Amazon     |     Barnes and Noble     |     Indigo

 

 

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Paul Ellis

Paul Ellis PicPaul Ellis, Storyteller, Maker, and Unrepentant Nerd, joins the MythBehaving team with episode 35 because they needed someone weird. Ta-Da!

OK now for his real biography:

Paul began with a hardscrabble existence as a street rat on the grim and grimy roof tops and dank and dangerous alleyways of Agrabah … ah … no … wrong story. I’ll come in again.

Born in a sleepy, little Alabama town, nestled in the crook of the Tennessee River, Paul began telling stories as soon as he could walk. Indeed, in his formative years, when friends were otherwise engaged, he roamed the nearby woods, spinning yarns to himself. Not that is in anyway creepy.

He was first published in the National Junior Achievement Magazine, winning a writing contest for the best short story describing JA in the future. In 1987, he won the Excellence Award for Best Radio Documentary from the Society of Professional Journalists and went on for a thirteen year (he says fifteen, but it is actually thirteen) career in radio and television.

However, the lure of easy money chasing the Y2K bug was more than he could bear. In 1998, he succumbed to his darker nature and left broadcasting for the murky world of Information Technology.

In 2008, those pent up creative forces erupted and Paul found himself writing again,this time with the now defunct Sord & Sworcery, Science Fiction & Fantasy APA. Then, one day while listening to the Dead Robots Society, he heard about an open call for a cross genre anthology, and Jack Dupre was born.

Along the way, Paul fast talked a normally sensible young woman into marrying him. They reside, with their three daughters, square in the middle of the Virginian Piedmont.

Paul’s first published short story, “The Winds,” is part of “Dirty Magick: Los Angeles” – an anthology exploring the crossroads between urban fantasy and noir; mean streets, dirty magic! Available for Kindle and Nook.

Along with finding Paul hanging out occansionally at paulkellis.com, you can also find him at these fine venues:

Paul on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PaulKEllisAuthor

Paul on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/#!/paulkellis

Paul on Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/117124862064605265895

Paul at Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00H4QWZRO

Paul at About Me:  http://about.me/paulkellis

Paul on Tunblr: http://paulkellis.tumblr.com/

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Dirty Magick : Los Angeles

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“Dirty Magick: Los Angeles” is an urban fantasy anthology exploring the crossroads between magic and crime. Set in the city that invented noir, these stories comb the back streets and side alleys where the shadows are so sharp, they can shave you clean. Featuring such distinguished writers as Neal Pollack, Richard Rayner, Justin Macumber and Terry Mixon, this collection, edited by Charlie Brown, presents a whole new approach to urban fantasy.

 

Dirty Magick : Los Angeles is available at

Amazon

 

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Sep 252014
 

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Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Yakimali’s Gift by Linda Covella. This Young Adult Historical Romance takes us back in time to late 18th Century Mexico and California and a spirited adventure for one young girl.

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 Yakimali’s Gift

It’s 1775 in Mexico, New Spain, and 15-year-old Fernanda Marquina, half Spanish and half Pima Indian, can’t seem to live up to her mother’s expectations or fit into the limited female roles of her culture. A tragic accident sets her on a course for the adventure she longed for but at a greater cost than she could ever have imagined. With her family, Fernanda joins Juan Bautista de Anza’s historic colonization expedition to California. On the arduous four month journey, Fernanda will find not only romance, but she’ll discover truths that will change the way she sees her ancestry, her family, and herself.

 

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Sep 062014
 

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Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Simon by V.A. Dold! This bestselling author is heating up the Paranormal scene!

 

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Simon

NOTE: Complete novel. No cliffhanger. Dual POV. Rated 18+ for language and strong sexual content.

Four years of honorably serving his country has left Simon, Cade’s younger brother, damaged and trapped in wolf form. Little did he know the only person with the ability to heal him completely would be found at home. Literally. Now that he’s found her, he is desperate to claim her.

Rose is a beautiful, voluptuous woman with limited experience with men. Although she’s confident, she still has reservations. Never having a family of her own, her fear of abandonment has her fleeing romantic relationships, and doubting herself.

Travis is insane. A deadly loose cannon that a secret organization hired to destroy the Le Beau family by denying them their mates. Permanently.

Simon’s dream will be lost forever unless he is able to maintain human form.
Rose needs unconditional love and a mate to create the family she’s always wanted.
Travis’s all-consuming drive is to take Rose for himself.
Will Simon ever be whole again, able to claim his mate, giving Rose the love and family she so desperately craves? Or will Travis destroy them both?

 

You can buy Simon: Le Beau Brothers: New Orleans Shifters (Le Beau Series Book 2) at Amazon.

 

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Aug 232014
 

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It’s a pleasure to welcome Justin Macumber to the show! Justin is a perfect example of just how small the publishing world is. I actually know him through various groups, which wouldn’t be odd if most of these groups were not rather small. It’s fun to run into the same people in completely different places. Let’s find out more about this talented author and podcaster. And give a listen to his awesome interview!

 

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Justin Macumber

Justin Macumber is the author of Still Water, Haywire, and A Minor Magic. When not hard at work on his next story he hosts the popular Dead Robots’ Society podcast. He and his lovely wife live in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex along with their motley pack of dogs and cats that they think of as their children. 

 

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