I try to keep the blog topics to fantasy, science fiction and other speculative fiction (even poetry), however, today I’m making an exception for fellow fantasy author and Story Empire contributor, Harmony Kent. Perhaps you’ll find the book interesting:
Hello, everyone. Harmony here. First up, huge thanks to P.H. for hosting me today! He’s letting me visit today so that I can tell you about my latest book, Backstage. It is an erotic romance novel and deals with some of the sexual coercion scandals that have hit the acting industry in the last year.
Here’s a bit about the book for you:
SHE’S A HOPEFUL ACTRESS
Just when Emma thinks she’s found love. Just when her big chance comes. Just as she finds a little confidence at long last. Right then, it all goes horribly wrong.
HE’S HER MENTOR
John believed he had found ‘the one’. But the demons of his past wouldn’t allow him to break the leash, and when he gets the wrong end of the stick, it just confirms all his old prejudices and hurts.
THEN THERE’S THE BIG MAN WHO CAN MAKE OR BREAK A CAREER, AND THE DEMANDS HE MAKES
Derek Prentis is his name. Coercion is his game. He’s the man with the money. The big man who wants to keep Emma under his control and who will do anything to keep it that way.
THE PERFECT STORM OF ROMANCE, PASSION, AND GREED.
AWAY FROM THE LIMELIGHT, IT’S ALL HAPPENING BACKSTAGE.
And here is a ‘sneek peek’ …
Emma had just put the lid back on the lippy when a knock sounded at the door, muffled by all the garments hung on the back of it. She froze.
‘Emma? It’s me. You okay in there?’
Before attempting a reply, she cleared her throat softly and readied herself. ‘Yes. Fine, thanks.’
Silence fell for a second or two. Just when she thought he’d gone, he called through, ‘Can I come in? You decent?’
Emma laughed like Jayne would and said, ‘When am I ever?’
John chuckled but persisted, ‘So, can I come in?’
Now she felt trapped. She couldn’t just give him the brush off. If she did that, she wouldn’t need any Dereks of the world to wreck her chances.
With one final check in the mirror, she rose and opened the door. ‘Sure,’ she said, ‘come on in.’
When he saw her, he did a double-take. His eyes went wide and round, and his jaw formed an ‘O’ of shock. He rubbed at his chin before he took a step forward. ‘Emma?’
She couldn’t take his scrutiny, so she backed up and turned away, busying herself with tidying the make-up. The awkward silence stretched on. Emma looked at him via the mirror. He stood behind her, just in front of the open door, and watched her. Again, he queried, ‘Emma?’
When she didn’t answer, he turned it into a command, ‘Emma.’
She stilled and stiffened, waiting.
If you enjoyed reading about Backstage, you can pre-order it now at Amazon … US LINK and UK LINK. And it goes on live sale on March 30th. Thanks so much for sticking with me this far.
I’m pleased to welcome Harmony Kent back to Archer’s Aim today. She’s on tour with her new book, Moments.
Take a moment to delve into tales from the dark side, have fun with fantasy, dabble in dystopia, and court danger in a little science fiction.
These tales touch upon death, grieving, war, fresh starts, hope, courage, change, choices, and encouragement.
And then, after all that, you’ll find the poems.
From the lonely echoes of an empty house to the soaring heights of unexpected love and joy and learning to live as free as clouds and water.
For each of us, a moment encompasses a lifetime and, yet, passes in but the blink of an eye. In but a moment, everything can change. And in this very moment, life beckons in all its potentiality.
When the shadows fall, what will you do?
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Author Bio and Links:
Indie Author Harmony Kent is an award winning multi-genre author. Her publications include:
The Battle for Brisingamen (Fantasy Fiction) AIA approved
The Glade (Mystery/Thriller) AIA Approved/BRAG Medallion Honouree / New Apple Literary Awards Official Selection Honours 2015
Elemental Earth (YA Fantasy Fiction)
Polish Your Prose: Essential Editing Tips for Authors (Writing/Editing) New Apple Literary Awards Top Medallist Honours 2015
Finding Katie (Women’s Fiction)
Slices of Soul (Contemporary Poetry)
Interludes (Erotic Romance short stories)
Moments (Short Stories and Poetry)
As well as being an avid reader and writer, Harmony also offers editing, proof reading, manuscript appraisal, and beta reading services. As well as reviewing and supporting her fellow indie authors, Harmony works hard to promote and protect high standards within the indie publishing arena. She is always on the look out for talent and excellence, and will freely promote any authors or books who she feels have these attributes.
Thanks for visiting today! Join me in welcoming Harmony Kent, one of my fellow contributing authors from Story Empire.Also, welcome to a lot of new visitors today from various other blogs and groups including those from Story Empire and Harmony’s followers. Take it away Harmony!
Hello, everyone, Harmony Kent here. Welcome to my tour stop on the Story Empire Roadshow. First of all, I would like to give PH a huge thank you for hosting me today. Yesterday, I opened my part of the tour with why I write, and today, am talking about what I write. Because I have so many books published, I have broken this topic into two posts. So, come and find me on tour tomorrow for the next installment. And, remember, throughout this week, I shall be offering Kindle deals on some of my books, so keep checking in for details of which books and when the discounts are happening. The most prolific commenter at the end of the tour will get to choose ONE copy of any TWO of my ebooks!
What I write (part one)
A firmly established mulit-genre author, you’ll not pin me down to any one thing. I’ve written various fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. Read on for more details on my books. My book trailer videos can all be found on my Amazon author page and my website.
My first book, The Battle for Brisingamen, is traditional fantasy fiction.
There is a World not too Far Away …
Beneath the north sea a land of magic lies undetected. The lives of many are drawn inexorably closer together in a race against time, as both energy companies and evil beings attempt to destroy the magic which is protecting not just this land but all worlds. The unwitting protagonists have no idea of how suddenly and irrevocably their lives are about to change.
It is a race against time to try and recover the lost necklace, Brisingamen, which holds the ancient power of the Goddess Freya, and to prevent the undersea drilling from taking place. Are Aart, Matthias, Gemma and Dirck up to the challenges they now must face?
Here there be Dragons, and all manner of Creatures …
My second book, The Glade, is somewhat scarier and falls with the Mystery/Thriller genre.
“Readers who like to curl up during the long winter evenings and feel the delicious chill of fear running up and down their spines need only turn to The Glade to have all their expectations fulfilled.
“The Glade is a horror story in the mould of Stephen King, and rendered the more so by its faint echoes of Pet Cemetery and the even stronger resonance of the pervasive malignancy of It.”—Review by Brian O’Hare
This gripping, edge-of-your-seat mystery/thriller will have you thinking twice about booking that idyllic cottage in the country. Nothing in this woodland paradise within the Forest of Dean is what it seems.
The Wenstrops have it all: health, wealth, and happiness. Until everything falls apart. Helen gets arrested for murder, and yet is either unable or unwilling to give a defence. During her detention, vital evidence goes missing and tensions run high.
Meanwhile, in the woods, malignant forces gather power.
My third book, Elemental Earth, takes us back to Fantasy Fiction, but this time, for the Young Adult readers. Of course, it suits those ‘older’ readers who remain young at heart!
“You turned the god of gnomes into a garden ornament?” Sarah looked closely, but couldn’t tell if her dad was annoyed or amused—perhaps he was both … Whilst 15 year old Sarah may be struggling to regain her feet, after being ripped from her everyday mundane life and ending up in a whole new dimension, she still knows how to have a bit of fun along the way. The Earth Elemental isn’t the only one whose feathers she manages to ruffle, and it’s only been four days. Meanwhile, her best friend is missing, and big trouble is brewing. She soon has a lot more to worry about than what happened to her phone or iPod, or even how much of an idiot Caleb obviously thinks she is. Elemental Earth is the first book in The Mysteries series, and is aimed at Young Adults. Even if you’ve already reached an age where the young ones might call you ‘old enough’, if you’re still young at heart then you’re bound to enjoy these books just as much as the next—err—younger adult. Age aside, perhaps we should be more worried about what further havoc Sarah’s antics might be about to wreak on the universe as we know it? We’d probably all be sleeping a lot more soundly if she’d only stuck to applied maths and the odd pillow fight. But no, sadly the lure of the proverbial rabbit hole proved just a tad too much. And now she’s taken the plunge, there’s no turning back.
My fourth book, Polish Your Prose, leaves the world of make believe behind, and instead, takes a look at the mechanics of writing.
“This book is a mine of useful information. It’s concise and easy to understand. You don’t have to wade through pages upon pages of chatter; Harmony Kent gets straight to the point. ” — Michelle Abbott, Romance Author
“If the complexities of grammar and punctuation sometimes confound you – this gem of a book is for you. This is a guide I’ll be dipping into over and over.”–Wendy Scott, Fantasy Author
Polish Your Prose is a powerful new guide that gives essential editing tips for authors.
Lots of books have been written on the art of writing, and here—at last—is a guide that will teach you the essential techniques of editing your own book. This will help you turn a promising manuscript into a published novel. And, it does this without the jargon. You don’t need to know all the grammatical terms in order to make use of this book. You don’t need to know the definition of a split infinitive, a comma splice, or a ‘to be’ verb, as this manual explains these in detail in easy to understand terms, and a lively and engaging style. Chapters on Passive Writing, Tense, Point of View, Dialogue, and other techniques take you through the same processes an editor would go through to polish and perfect your manuscript.
Good writing is nothing without good editing. Learn the secrets of good editing and writing with this essential author reference, which offers so much more for so much less.
As promised, one of my books, Polish Your Prose, is on a Kindle Countdown Deal for today only. Grab it for just 0.99! Amazon US and Amazon UK. Offer ends at 11:00 pm local time.
My latest book, Moments, is available on pre-order on Amazon. Pre-order HERE (US) and HERE (UK). This is a collection of short stories and poetry that touches upon death, grieving, war, fresh starts, hope, courage, change, choices, and encouragement. Take a moment to delve into tales from the dark side, have fun with fantasy, dabble in dystopia, and court danger in a little science fiction.
I’d love to hear what some of your favourite reads are. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Harmony sure makes the literary rounds! Be sure to check out Polish Your Prose and Moment as well as all of Harmony’s other books via her links. You can view theStory Empire Roadshowtour schedule for today and all week. Also, please make sure to leave comments below so you can be in the running for Harmony’s prize at the end of the week! Thanks for visiting today and have a fun week!