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Creatus Series Audiobook 🎧 Talk with author Carmen DeSousa

Creatus Series Audiobook 🎧 Talk with author Carmen DeSousa

February 26, 2019

Creatus Series

Host Marnye Young (The Audio Sorceress)
talks with Carmen DeSousa,
"Creatus Series" Author

 

About the book: Creatus Series Boxed Set includes the complete five-book series!

For 4000 years, creatus have concealed themselves from the humans who hunted them almost to extinction. Unwittingly, one creatus will endanger them all...

As with most of his family, Derrick Ashton knows his future and what position he's destined to fill within his unique society. Everything changes, however, when he breaks one of his family's strictest laws and falls in love - with a human.

In his quest to protect the woman he can never have, a twist of faith propels him into a new role that will cause dissension among his family and endanger the anonymity that they've spent thousands of years protecting.

Now, he will risk everything to save the girl from humans and his own kind. The one thing he can't save her from, however...is herself.

The Creatus series is not your normal paranormal story... It's a realistic romantic mystery based on the myths you've heard your entire life. Prepare to believe.

©2014 Carmen DeSousa (P)2017 Carmen DeSousa
 
 
Reviews:
 
Great Series! Loved this one and think it is fabulous the entire series can be purchased together!!! Definitely a book series for those that love the supernatural! --L Crumigan

Excellent Story! Action, suspense, mystery, and romance. Excellent series. The narration definitely made the story come alive. --Jessica Luemen

Interesting Twist! This is a unique idea for all the myths throughout history from vampire to nephilim to witches and humans. There weren't any slow parts. At first, I was a little bummed that the books went so fast in a story progression it too out what makes a good guy good but also bad. (vice versa with the bad guy having good parts). I can't say it's a romance because any romance happened fast without any satisfying tension. I am glad that there were limited sex scenes because that would have ruined my mental image of each character. I have been looking forward to this book but was too concerned about it based on the "star" reviews. I'm glad I bought it though. It's so much better than the average review. --Teresa

 

Creatus Series   Carmen DeSousa
  Carmen DeSousa

 

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The Lion’s Mouth Podcast

The Lion’s Mouth Podcast

January 8, 2019

The Lion's Mouth:
The Nick Lawrence Series, Book 2

Host Gwyn Olson interviews Brian Christopher Shea,
the author of "The Nick Lawrence Series"
 

About the book: Big things come in small packages.

Nick Lawrence returned to Austin, Texas, and rejoined his old unit, the FBI's Violent Crimes against Children Task Force. It's not long before he finds himself in the middle of a well-organized human trafficking ring. Teaming with local law enforcement, he sets out to dismantle the group. Nick soon realizes that he's in over his head and, if he's not careful, he might lose his.

A girl, alone and on the run, hunted by a relentless adversary tasked with bringing her back. Thrust into a country that she doesn't know and armed only with a set of skills bestowed by her father, she embarks on a perilous journey to keep a promise.

With his second installment in the Nick Lawrence Series, Shea delivers a fast-paced, thrill-filled sequel to its well-received predecessor, The Camel's Back.

 

Adversity Defeated   Marc Hoberman
  Brian Christopher Shea

 

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Hook’s Tale: An Unjustly Villainized Pirate

Hook’s Tale: An Unjustly Villainized Pirate

December 18, 2018

Hook's Tale:
Being the Account of an Unjustly Villainized Pirate...

Host Marnye Young interviews
John Leonard Pielmeier,
author and narrator of "Hook's Tale"
 

About the book: A rollicking debut novel from award-winning playwright and screenwriter John Pielmeier reimagines the childhood of the much-maligned Captain Hook, his quest for buried treasure, his friendship with Peter Pan, and the true story behind the swashbuckling world of Neverland.

Long defamed as a vicious pirate, Captain James Cook (a.k.a Hook) was, in fact, a dazzling wordsmith who left behind a vibrant, wildly entertaining, and entirely truthful memoir. His chronicle offers a counter-narrative to the works of J.M. Barrie, a "dour Scotsman" whose spurious accounts got it all wrong. Now, award-winning playwright John Pielmeier is proud to present this crucial historic artifact in its entirety for the first time.

Cook's story begins in London, where he lives with his widowed mother. At thirteen, he runs away from home but is kidnapped and pressed into naval service as an unlikely cabin boy. Soon he discovers a treasure map that leads to a mysterious archipelago called the "Never-Isles" from which there appears to be no escape. In the course of his adventures, he meets the pirates Smee and Starkey, falls in love with the enchanting Tiger Lily, adopts an oddly affectionate crocodile, and befriends a charming boy named Peter - who teaches him to fly. He battles monsters, fights in mutinies, swims with mermaids, and eventually learns both the sad and terrible tale of his mother's life and the true story of his father's disappearance.

Like Gregory Maguire's WickedHook's Tale offers a radical new version of a classic story, bringing listeners into a much richer, darker, and enchanting version of Neverland than ever before. The characters that our hero meets - including the terrible Doctor Uriah Slinque and a little girl named Wendy - lead him to the most difficult decision of his life: whether to submit to the temptation of eternal youth or to embrace the responsibilities of maturity and the inevitability of his own mortality. His choice, like his story, is not what you might expect.

 

Hook's Tale   John Leonard Pielmeier
  John Leonard Pielmeier

 

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Murder In Shadow - Visit with the Author and Narrator

Murder In Shadow - Visit with the Author and Narrator

August 28, 2018

Murder In Shadow

An Acton & Dolye Mystery, #6

Host Marnye Young (narrator) shares questions with the author of the book, Anne Cleeland.

The Story: It seemed a little strange, that Detective Sergeant Kathleen Doyle wound up being the ranking officer on this particular homicide scene. It was true that DCI Acton was off somewhere, testifying, and DI Williams was chasing down witnesses on the latest Santeria murder, but Doyle couldn’t shake the feeling that she was being manipulated, by one or both of them. But to what end? The unidentified victim was a wealthy man, who shouldn’t have been mucking about in a Lambeth alley, in the first place. Who was he? And why were Acton and Williams staying well-away, with only Doyle left to sort it out? It was almost as though they didn’t want the case to be resolved too quickly. . .

About the Author:  Anne Cleeland holds a degree in English from UCLA as well as a law degree from Pepperdine University. She worked as a research attorney for federal and state court judges, a legal writer in private practice, and a guest lecturer at several universities. She is currently at work on her next Scotland Yard mystery featuring Acton and Doyle. She lives in California and has four children.

About the Narrator: Marnye Young is an award winning narrator for NY Times and USA Today bestselling authors. She is a Yale MFA grad SAG-AFTRA voice stage and screen actor who has spent her life in the South, Midwest and North. Having performed in Romania, Sweden, Scotland, NYC and more she has been reviewed for her impeccable comic timing as well as her ability to make you cry and has been called an accent guru. When she isn’t narrating she's podcasting, writing a self-deprecating comical blog about her identical twins, fishing, following NASCAR, volunteering (CRIS radio, TIC and Learning Ally), running a small playreading group in NYC, raising chickens and of course “mom”ing. Her favorite literary character is Sherlock Holmes.

Anne Cleeland   Marnye Young
Anne Cleeland   Marnye Young
Camel’s Back - Author and Narrator discuss the book

Camel’s Back - Author and Narrator discuss the book

July 13, 2018

Silverton Audio's host Marnye Young interviews the author and narrator of The Camel's Back, discussing their impressions and thoughts they had while writing and narrating the book.

Book Summary

Three people, each at their own breaking point, collide. The resulting impact will forever change their lives … if they can manage to survive it.

Declan Enright, a former police officer recently fired over a controversial shooting, has reached a breaking point in his life. Confronted with insurmountable financial burdens in the wake of his termination, Declan makes a desperate move to stabilize his situation for the benefit of his wife and three young daughters. Tapping into his ingrained skill set, forged during his time as an operator in the Navy’s most elite special operations unit, Declan crosses over the line of right and wrong, discovering that nothing is black and white. All while maintaining the balance of family and the needs of his non-communicative, three-year old autistic daughter, Laney.

Nicholas Lawrence, an accomplished investigator with the FBI, voluntarily takes a reassignment from his human trafficking unit in Austin, Texas. His transfer brings him to the bank robbery unit based out of Connecticut’s New Haven field office. Nick’s decision to relocate, stemming from the recent death of his father, is done in effort to care for his aging mother suffering from the onset of dementia. The burden of this decision is only slightly alleviated by the support of his partner, Isabella Martinez.

Khaled, a man who suffered an unimaginable loss several years back, makes the decision to leave his small village set in the foothills of Iraq’s Cheekha Dar Mountain. He has traveled to the United States in the hope of seeking closure to the event that haunts his daily existence. Khaled’s concept of closure is wrought with devastating consequences, plunging the country into a state of fear. The best chance at thwarting this threat rests in the unlikely alliance formed between Declan, Nick, and Isabella.

Editorial Reviews

“A powerful and gripping novel. The character of Declan Enright is every bit as complex as the times we live in. Written from firsthand experience, Brian Christopher Shea gives us all the rare opportunity to see the internal and external struggles of those individuals who serve in the military and as first responders.” Kevin Cahill, Lt. Col. US Army Intelligence
 
“Shea gives you a front row seat to the raw emotion of those on the front line. His characters are genuine and are faced with real-world challenges set against a backdrop of a fast-paced thrill ride. His descriptive prose breaks down the technical aspect of the military and police lingo, putting it into plain language for all readers. Shea’s original character, Declan Enright, is as relentless as the author who created him. A must read!” Lt. Kevin Dillon (Ret.), Founder of LOCKUP Police Combat Systems