Monday, June 27, 2016

I am proud of being a part of Deadly Reads radio and the fact that we not only do shows that are entertaining but shows that help to inform our listeners of important issues, such as Essure Awareness and PTSD.
This Thursday night at 9 pm CST we will bring Actor John Quinlan and Director Jillian Bullock to discuss the important issue of PTSD. I am looking forward to hearing how their movie, A Sense of Purpose: Fighting For Our Lives is developing.  This movie will be out in 2017. 
In the meantime, learn more about Jillian and John and this movie. Here are a list of places you can find out about each of them, the YouTube trailer, the IMDb page for A Sense of Purpose and how you can support their movie. On behalf of Jillian, John, and the American Veterans, Thank you. 






Thursday, June 23, 2016

Come and spend the evening getting to know this Best Selling Author in Sea Adventures and a talented songwriter, Jesse Giles Christiansen. 9 pm CST tonight. It is a pre-recorded show so you can't call in tonight. However, it's going to be fun as Jesse sings for us!
Jesse is an American author whose page-turning fiction weaves the real with the surreal, while also speaking to the human condition. He is the #1 bestseller in sea adventures. Jesse was hailed by
New York Times bestselling author, William R. Forstchen, as "leaving readers so tantalized by 

the story lines, they think the events actually happened--a demonstration of skill surely to launch this author into the big leagues." The following is the show link: http://goo.gl/AFmUBE
He was born in Miami, FL, playing on beaches as a boy, the sky bronzing him forever and the sea turning his heart lyrical. After spending a summer in Alaska before graduating from Florida State University with a degree in literature and philosophy, he wrote his first novel, Journey into the Mystic.
He feels he is haunted by Hemingway's Ghost, not just by the poster in his writing studio that stares at him, saying, "What else you got?" but also by having a café called Hemingway's in the small European city where he writes. Finally, Hemingway became his neighbor on Amazon when his novel, Pelican Bay, outsold Old Man and the Sea.
Jesse is a huge supporter of Ovarian Cancer Research. Check this link out to support this worthy cause.Thank you on behalf of Jesse. https://www.facebook.com/fightcancerwithmusic/  

Jesse currently lives in Lüneburg, Germany, with his wife and their precocious White Siamese cat.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Entertainment News Today

If you are like me, you enjoy finding out about the latest releases from certain Actors, books from particular Authors, and the latest releases from your favorite Musicians and Singers.

Today I'm excited to tell you about the latest release from Author/Screenwriter Doug Richardson. Doug is a talented Author/Screenwriter who has written several books, and whose movies have grossed collectively over a billion dollars. Doug worked on movies such as MONEY TRAIN, BAD BOYS, AND DIE HARDER, the sequel to DIE HARD.
So, take a look at Doug's newest book, REAPER: A LUCKY DEY THRILLER.
I had an opportunity to speak with Doug on Deadly Reads Radio show in March, about his movies, books, and other topics. You can listen to the interview here.











In other news...

Who doesn't love Gerard Butler? Well, I certainly do! I think he is a brilliant actor with a long list of fabulous movies. Here is his IMDb
Gerard has recently been picked up by STX Entertainment for a part in the movie, DEN OF THIEVES. You can read more about it here. 
I love watching Gerard Butler in any role he plays because he brings the role to life with his talent. Yes, he's hot, but that is not the only reason I like him. I hear he's a nice guy too, and that is simply a plus. Don't you think?
While you wait for this movie to come out, you can catch Gerard in his latest movie, The Gods of Egypt. I have not seen it as of yet, but I hear that it's good, so I look forward to seeing it.
Oh, by the way, if you are a Game of Thrones fan, you will be as excited as I was when I realized that Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is also in this movie. Check profile.  I have a feeling we'll be seeing more from this talented actor.





Thursday, June 16, 2016

Good Morning

Good Morning! I am Coordinating Producer and Co-Host for Deadly Reads Radio BlogTalkRadio show that airs on Thursday nights at 9 pm CST. We interview anyone involved in the Movie, Music, and Book Publishing industries. We started this show in October of last year, with the idea of interviewing Authors, but the show has taken a life of its own and grown over the last several months, and we could not be happier with it. You may listen to past shows through our Archived shows at Deadly Reads Radio. Simply click on the link to a show that interests you and it will take you to the particular show. bluesun1In addition to my radio show, I'm also involved with Deadly Reads Author Services. We offer you a full line of services ranging from Editing to book covers. I'll create a page with a list of services for you to see. If interested, please drop us a line at deadlyreads1@gmail.com for questions concerning the services.
13319951_1032485123486432_8209012947131974191_n (1)Tonight, we have Houston Havens on our show. Houston is an Erotic Romance Author and a former successful model, who is enjoying an adventurous jet-set lifestyle. Houston intrigues her readers with a mix of the past, present, and future, and sexy blends of futuristic science fiction, paranormal fantasy, and western romance, always with love everlasting. A tenacious Irish lass filled with passion and mystery; Houston hopes her sultry stories will entertain and fascinate those who dare to take the journey. She's also a social media junkie with an Award Winning blog. Houston's Amazon Page Find Houston on Facebook Twitter Amazon Page TSU Google+ Tumblr Booklikes Goodreads Pinterest YouTube. You can catch the show live here.  You may also call in and say hello to Houston and ask questions at (646) 668-2716.
I hope everyone has a healthy, happy, and successful Thursday!  

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

FREE Stories From Lisa

I am excited to say, that I now have published FREE stories at Wattpad.
Below are the free stories I'm currently running for an indefinite time at Wattpad.
Some of these stories will remain on Wattpad, but a few of the others, I may remove at some point to add to a larger collection, or otherwise decide to make it for purchase. So, get these stories for FREE while they are available.
I invite you to come over to Wattpad and check the stories out and while you there, meet some of the fantastic Authors I've found there and am reading from. I promise you, you will not be disappointed. Some of the Authors there, I've followed for quite awhile. However, some, I have recently found and enjoy their works. I may blog about some of their works on a coming blog, so stay tuned. If you like my books I have to offer at Wattpad, and want to check out some of my other books, you may do so by finding me at Amazon.

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 While you are at Wattpad, you can follow an author you like, you can rate their stories, and you can leave messages for them as well. If you come by there, please stop in on me there and say 'hi'. ;)





Saturday, June 11, 2016

Team John Quinlan


I must tell you, John Quinlan is one of the nicest guys I've had the opportunity to have met via my radio show, Journey into the Night, on BlogTalk Radio. It is my privilege  to support John in his newest endevor. You can catch the interview Linda L. Barton and I  had with John and Director Jillian Bullock on Deadly Reads Radio.
 Now, to the BIG news for John Quinlan:
Team John Joseph Quinlan Autograph Giveaway at Blushing Books Publications.  John is the face on their new box set  which is available as a preorder.  HERO TO OBEY  contains 22 *all-new* bdsm and spanking romance stories,  penned by authors, such as Alta Hensley,Renee Rose,Maddie TaylorSue LyndonPaige TylerMaggie RyanMaren SmithLee Savino, and many more!  For a limited time only, you can preorder it for ONLY 99 cents!

Hero to Obey: 22 *All New* naughty military romance novellas from New York Times, USA Today, and International Bestselling Authors of BDSM romance.
Featured authors: Selena Kitt, Paige Tyler, Sierra Cartwright, Alta Hensley, Sue Lyndon, Renee Rose, Vanessa Vale, Desiree Holt, Abbie Adams, Tabitha Black, Zoe Blake, Bethany Burke, Alexa Day, Livia Grant, Yasmine Hyde, Isabella Kole, Cerise Noble, Kate Richards, Maggie Ryan, Lee Savino, Maren Smith, and Maddie Taylor.
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Contest runs until July 3rd and winners will be announced by July 8th on Facebook. No purchase necessary. Entries must be completed through Rafflecopter link above. Open to anywhere we can ship it to worldwide. Thanks so much for helping us spread the word about our preorder release!*

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John J Quinlan and Jillian Bullock will be returning to Deadly Reads Radio on June 30th to discuss their upcoming movie, A Sense of Purpose: Fighting for Our Lives.  They will be discussing how our returning soldiers are suffering from PTSD and the problem with Sexual Assault in our Military.  You can follow the development of the movie on Facebook.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Research



One of the things I like best about writing is the research. With regards to research, I enjoy getting carried away to faraway places and long-ago times to make my fantasy stories as accurate as I can make them. Sometimes, we Fantasy Authors can create our worlds from our imaginations, but sometimes, we need a little help to make certain things believable, and that is research comes in.

I enjoy researching names too, to see how particular names sound in the various languages, as well as see the diverse cultures with each country I research. In most cultures, similar names are used but slightly altered enough to give the particular country its unique flair to the name.
For me, I want to make sure that the clothing of the period and the weapons are as accurate as possible. I also want the details surrounding a particular sport correct, such as Fencing. In my first book of the New Breed Series, my protagonist was involved with the sport of Fencing. It was an interesting thing to learn about, and its rich history dates back to a time when swords were not used for pleasure, but for protection. I worked on researching the details until I felt like I had enough knowledge to give the story the touch of reality that it needed, in an incredible Fictional book.
So, the next time you are involved with research, consider this. You are getting the chance to learn something new, to get a small taste of another culture, and as an Author, making sure your Fictional story has just enough reality to pull the reader in and keep them there to the very end. At least, that is my take on it. :)

I'd be interested to hear from you what you like or dislike about research. I just touched on minor things surrounding the topic, but I'm positive there is more to be discussed, so please feel free to give me your thoughts on the subject.

In the meantime, I wish each and every one of you a safe, and relaxing weekend. ~Lisa


 Among writing my own stories, I have taken up the task of Editing, Beta Reading, and other tasks to help other Authors. I have also taken on another challenge of co-writing with an Author. I think this is a wonderful opportunity, and I am enjoying both tasks. I believe that this will afford me the ability to grow and broaden my horizon of capability, and as such, become a better writer in my own works. If you need help with your novel in the areas of Beta Reading, Editing, Formatting, or simply need someone to bounce ideas off of, please feel free to contact me at deadlyreads@gmail.com or calliekitten23@gmail.com for details on costs and services. My partner, Linda L. Barton also create book covers. I am attempting to learn that skill as well. ;)