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I was lucky enough to track down April and get her to answer some questions about her and her adventures.

1. What is your favorite thing about baseball?
My favorite thing? You can’t make me pick one. That is completely and totally not fair! But since you’ve been so nice to me, I’ll give it a try. Let’s see, my favorite thing about baseball is that you can make it as easy or as hard as you want to. If you’re like me, you enjoy looking at advanced statistics called sabermetrics, but they can be a little dry and sometime difficult to talk about to the non-saber types. On the other hand, I always tell the players not to make this game more complicated than it needs to be. At the playing level, it’s a simple game with simple rules. Enjoy being a ballplayer and let us geeks worry about the crazy numbers.

2. If there was one wish you could have granted, what would it be?
That the players from the old Negro Leagues would have had the chance to play in the majors based on talent and talent alone. Jackie Robinson’s breakthrough in 1947 was incredible, but it should have happened decades earlier. Baseball, and the world, would have been all the better for it.

3. Do you believe in the supernatural?
Until this past summer I didn’t, but now I do. There’s a force out there that binds the past with the present and the present with the future. I’ve seen these forces at work and, although I don’t understand them completely, there is no other way to explain what I experienced this summer (we’ll just leave it at that!)

4. What is your biggest fear?
Well, I’m only twelve, so I don’t have many. I do fear that too many of today’s youth are turning away from baseball to play other sports, or none at all. If that continues, I fear baseball may not be as awesome when I’m old, you know, like thirty. Then I see a big influx of inner-city kids at the Little League World Series and I think maybe, just maybe, the grand old game will be just fine.

5. If you could travel to any time or place, what would it be?
Just between you and me, I’ve actually seen a real, live Negro League game from the early 1940s. It featured one of the greatest players no one has ever heard of, Flash Henderson. That was an awesome experience and I’ll never forget it. But if I could use my shadow ball to go anywhere/anytime, I’d go back to the 1941 season and experience both Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hit streak and Ted William hitting over .400. Sounds like heaven to me.

It was a pleasure having you on the blog today, April. You are welcome back anytime. :)

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You can find April’s story here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Secret-Haney-Field-Baseball/dp/0991364627/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1410355835&sr=8-2&keywords=rm+clark

Just a heads up- learn more about Mathias than you ever wanted to know. He will be featured on Thursday, September 11, 2014 on the wonderful Immortyl Revolution blog. Basically, you will get to know him as I see him. http://immortylrevolution.blogspot.com/

Also, in case you haven’t seen it, here’s the cover for the next Mathias book! The Devil’s Liege will be coming your way on September 26, 2014!

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I felt compelled to talk about one of my favorite films today after stumbling across what is probably the largest compilation of vampire movies reviews I’ve ever seen. Good lord, kudos to Taliesin and his blog. You can visit it here.

At any rate, this morning, instead of working on revisions, I found myself mesmerized by the site… and one glaring omission. He did not have a review of Vampire Trailer Park. I can only surmise that he hasn’t been able to get his hands on a copy– as far as I know, it was only released on VHS in Ireland, but about 15 years ago, I contacted the writer of the film via his website (which is now defunct) and procured a dubbed copy of the film from him.

So, for it’s own crowning glory, here is my review of Vampire Trailer Park.

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First thing you need to know is that this movie is total cheese. It is not meant to be full of amazing effects. It is not meant to be full of great actors. It is a bulimic vampire movie for God’s sake.

Yep. Let that sink in for a minute.

And, before you ask, I also own an anorexic vampire movie entitled, “Cold Hearts”. But, that will be another review.

Vampire Trailer Park is about a private eye and his psychic sidekick who decide to investigate bizarre murders that are happening in various trailer parks throughout South Florida. Unbeknownst to them, the murders are because of the bizarre green bulimic vampire and his caretaker.

Why I have such a thing for this movie, I cannot really explain it. But, there are a few one-liner gems that are priceless. But, I must warn you, the throwing up sound effects can take a lot to get used to. Especially when you take into account that the actor actually make himself throw up to make the sound and he rotted his teeth from all the corn syrup fake blood he coughed up during filming.

I rate this one 5 stars out of sheer love of cheesy horror films.

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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.

 
Review of Simon:

VA Dold’s brand of paranormal romance is flat-out addictive. In Simon, we are introduced to a young shapeshifter haunted by his experiences as a soldier in the Middle East. Mentally broken and unable to maintain his human form, he believes his life is hopeless.

That is until he meets Rose, his brother’s wife’s best friend. Suddenly, life isn’t so bad anymore now that he has someone to share it with.

There is a little danger when the shapeshifting family is threatened, but as it should be in romance novels, love conquers all.

It is easy to see how Dold’s brand of romance keeps climbing the charts. I am waiting in anticipation for the next story in the series.

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1526145_1464698327086416_1194617067_nV.A.Dold is the bestselling author of the Le Beau Brothers series, New Orleans wolf shifter novels. A graduate of Saint Cloud University, she majored in marketing. Prior to becoming a full time writer, she was a publicist to the authors, owning Innovative Online Book Tours and ARC Author & Reader Con’s (ARC NOLA) (ARC Phoenix). Still is. The companies mesh so well together, much like PB&J.

Her idea of absolute heaven is a day in the French Quarter filled with nothing but her computer, her coffee mug and the Brothers, of course.
A Minnesota native with her heart lost to Louisiana, she has a penchant for titillating tales featuring sexy men and strong women. When she’s not writing, she’s probably taking in a movie, reading or traveling.

Her earliest reading memories are from grade school. She had a major fixation with horses, and the Black Stallion was a favorite. Then junior high came along and teenage hormones kicked in. It became all about the Harlequin Romances. She has been hooked on romances ever since.
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I’ve talked about R.M. Clark’s books on here before, but I honestly think this is the best one I’ve read. Here’s my “official” review.

April is a girl who loves baseball, or rather, a girl who is amazingly smart about baseball. She is smart and funny which makes her likable. But, her knowledge of the sport and its history is what really shines through about her.

When she discovers that Haney Field once hosted Negro League baseball back in the 1930’s and 40’s, she dives right in—even to the point of discovering a lasting mystery about the field, the owner of the team, and those players so long ago.

A joy to read for all ages, I would highly recommend this book. April’s nature is so wonderful that even people who are not sports fans will enjoy reading this book.

Five Stars

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Title – What Gifts She Carried (The Grave Winner #2)
Author – Lindsey R. Loucks
Genre – YA Paranormal/Fantasy Romance
Publisher – Crescent Moon Press
Release Date – August 15, 2014


Blurb:

Leigh Baxton just wants to pick up the pieces of her life—if you could call it that—but someone keeps resurrecting the dead. These new zombies have a knack for spilling Leigh’s precious blood, something she was warned about by a certain pair of undead sorceresses.

Desperate to find out why they’re here so Leigh can put the nightmares behind her, she must learn more about the gifts she carries. With Tram’s training sessions and clues from her mom’s past, Leigh begins to piece together what she’s capable of.

Too bad there isn’t a Cliff’s Notes version to saving the world.

The zombies have teamed up with followers of the darkest sorceress who ever lived, and they’ll play a wicked game until she’s freed from her prison inside the earth. When the battle to the death begins, Leigh must rely on friends, crushes, and even her enemies to win the war, but not the grave.

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Lindsey R. Loucks works as a school librarian in rural Kansas. When she’s not discussing books with anyone who will listen, she’s dreaming up her own stories. Eventually her brain gives out, and she’ll play hide and seek with her cat, put herself in a chocolate induced coma, or watch scary movies alone in the dark to reenergize.

She’s been with her significant other for almost two decades.


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A crew of orphans is all that stands between Jackie and life as a prisoner in some squalid basement harem. When pox killed their parents, she took the boys in. Taught them to scavenge. Taught them to kill. But she’s not much older than they are, and the boys are growing up fast. Her authority is eroding. The guys begin to compete, and the winner will lead the crew, alongside her. Infighting threatens to tear the crew apart. When rival gangs discover that their little band has one of the last surviving girls, Jackie must make a decision. Will she give herself up to save her crew, or take off alone through the streets?

Rape gangs might be the least of her worries. Pox is spreading among animals, who gain an eerie intelligence before they sicken and die. One-legged Joe thinks she’s nuts, but Jackie is convinced. The pox is sentient, and it’s after her.

*****You can buy Bait at Amazon.*****

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Courtney Farrell is a biologist who turned her love of books into a career as an author. So far, she has written fourteen nonfiction books and three exciting novels for young people. Courtney lives with her husband and sons on a Colorado ranch where they enjoy a menagerie of horses, dogs, cats, and chickens.

 

 

 

You can find Courtney at these links:

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This Giveaway is open Internationally, with this exception: The winner of the Signed Print copy of BAIT must live in the USA. You must be 13+ to enter. 

4 Winners will receive an eCopy of ENHANCED by Courtney Farrell

1 Winner will receive a Signed Print copy of BAIT (USA only)

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