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Kim Copel-Thin Veil Investigations

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Tells us more about Thin Veil Investigators.
Thin Veil Investigators was established in 2005 and is based out of Carson City, NV.   All members have psychic and/or sensitive abilities.  We have conducted investigations from Virginia City, NV to Benton Hot Springs, CA and from Lake Tahoe to Dayton, NV.  Approximately 85% of our investigations are by request.  We are interested in acknowledging and communicating with spirits (people who have passed).  We don’t go in to “banish” or to send spirits to the “light”.  We are there to identify them and help put them at ease, if need be.

How did you get involved in this business?
I met 2 members of “Thin Veil Investigators” at the St. Charles Hotel in Carson City, NV when I was a docent for the Carson City Ghost Walk in 2010.  I kept Sandie LaNae’s card and contacted her to learn more about becoming a “Paranormal Investigator”.  She was very helpful in advising me how to get started and I even purchased her text book “A Ghost Hunter’s Guide”.  E…

Writers Round Table

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What are you most thankful for as a writer?
Christine M. Fairchild: Beside my parents encouraging me to be whatever I wanted and always supporting my writing endeavors, at least praise wise, I'm really grateful for my husband, who has made it financially possible for me to write and teach these past few years. Not having to work a "normal" day job is huge. Of course, I was producing lots of writing even when I worked day jobs, because it helped me release tension, but I was miserable. Now I can write and just be happy. I don't have to pretend to be someone I'm not or feel like a bird in a cage, which is what jobs felt like to me. So I'm grateful to my husband for giving me more freedom to be authentic. Sexy, edgy suspense: An Eye For Danger (http://amzn.com/B008QPZ8O4)
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On the Road Again

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Did you know honey has been used in everything from throat soothers to beauty treatments? This natural sweetener contains concentrated antioxidants.  For 25 quick facts about Mariposa Cruz stop by Sarah Grimm's blog today http://www.authorsarahgrimm.blogspot.com/.  Hope to see you there!

Author Interview-Sandie La Nae

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How did you become involved in this line of work?
 I was blessed since birth with Psychic awareness. Throughout my life I have had visions of what was to come. I devised a fun method of giving intuitive Readings by using stones: jaspers, quartz, agates, etc. and have read publicly since 1984.
 One of my extra psychic gifts is the ability to see those who are deceased.  During my life I've been requested to communicate with those on the other side, but I started to publically advertise this ability just a few years ago.  Now, many clients are those who would like a communication Reading, or, Spirit Reading with a loved one on the other side.
 Because of being a psychic and spirit communicator, in 2005 I was asked to join a brand new Paranormal Investigative team, Thin Veil Investigators. Being able to see the spirits is a nice edge for our team as then we can communicate with a particular ghost in a certain building.
 Our team members are psychics and sensitives and so we all have …

Author Interview-Sarah Grimm

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What inspired you to become a writer? My overactive imagination? The voices in my head? Honestly, I’m not certain I can pin down exactly what got me interested in writing, as it seems like I’ve been writing since I was in utero. Okay, so maybe that’s a stretch, but I know I’ve been reading and writing since the age of five, when my older sister taught me to read and write. If I were to hazard a guess, I would have to say my love of reading is what got me interested in writing. I’ve never been able to read a book without picking out parts that I would have written differently, or without rewriting the ending in my head. Who are your favorite romance characters (besides your own?) The hero and heroine of whatever I’m currently reading.  I get sucked into the story – falling a little bit in love with the hero along the way – and up until I close the book on their happily-ever-after, they are my favorite romance characters. Tell me what inspired this story. Teenage fantasies about meeting …

Wicked Haunt-O-Ween

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Today, I'm visiting Karen Michelle Nutt's Wicked Haunt-O-Ween celebration.  I'm chatting about goblins and how  James Whitcomb Riley's poem inspired my love of scary, shadowy things.  Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Howl.  Hope to see you there!

Author Interview-Kathryn Knight

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What inspired you to become a writer? Thanks for having me, Mariposa!  My passion for the written word was the biggest factor.  I’ve been an avid reader since I was very young, and eventually I got into the habit of imagining my own characters and plots.  I always wanted to write a novel, and by the time I found the motivation to sit down and begin Silver Lake, I had almost the entire story worked out in my head! Who are your favorite romance characters (besides your own?) Oh I love this question – there are so many!  Claire and Jamie of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, Whitney and Clayton from Judith McNaught’s Whitney, My Love, and although not technically a romance in terms of Happily Ever After, Scarlett and Rhett from Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind.
Tell me what inspired this story. That’s a tough question for me, because it’s hard to remember exactly how I came up with the idea.  As I mentioned, I actually had Silver Lake almost completely written in my head for yea…

The Little Shop of Horrors

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The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)   At what point does ambition become an insatiable monster?  Poor Seymour Krelboyne—his carnivorous hybrid becomes his ticket to fame and ultimately his undoing.   Much like a teenager, the plant Audrey Junior comes alive at night demanding food.  Seymour accidently discovers his plant’s desire for human blood and through a series unfortunate events provides victims for Audrey Jr.  Seymour’s boss is horrified at the plant’s diet, but is reluctant to relinquish the steady stream of customers drawn to his flower shop by the monster plant. The 1960 film is populated with quirky characters and incorporates elements of black comedy and farce.   It features an early glimpse of young Jack Nicholson’s killer smile in a cameo role as a masochistic dental patient.  The film gained cult status as a double feature and later became an off-Broadway musical  which became the basis for the 1986 remake.  Even with its unique style of humor, the 1960 film is not light…

Writers Round Table

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When you’ve had crisis in your life, how do you get your writing back on track? Karen Michelle Nutt Writing is an escape for me. So when a crisis hits, disappearing into my characters’ lives gives me a break from reality. And if that doesn’t work, sometimes just chatting on the yahoo groups or Facebook gives me a break from pressing matters. J It’s a step back, relax and recharge. For more about Karen Michelle Nutt: http://www.kmnbooks.com/ http://kmnbooks.blogspot.com/




Christine Fairchild Daydreaming. Seriously, I need a couple days with no agenda when I can lie in bed and stare at the ceiling for hours, just letting my mind drift and think of characters. If I can't get that, then my walks with my dog are "drift" time. Often when life is stressful--and with so many family ailments and injuries and hospitalizations this past year, life has been a doozy!-- I hold tight to the hands of many of my characters. When I'm in bed at night, they are the ones I visit for imaginati…

On the Road Again

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Today, I'm chatting about the inspiration for Roar! at Cate Masters' TBR blog.  Be sure to leave a comment for the chance to win a copy of Howl.

Sat Shifters-Karen Michelle Nutt

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Tell me about yourself.  Author Bio: As a multi-published author, I spin tales for The Wild Rose Press, Highland Press, Published By RJV, Victory Tales Press, Western Trail Blazers and Tease Publishing LLC. My book, Lost in the Mist of Time, was nominated for New Books Review Spotlight Best Fantasy Book of the Year Award. A Twist of Fate was a nominee for Best Time Travel P.E.A.R.L. Award for 2008 and Creighton Manor won Honorable Mention P.E.A.R.L. Award 2009. Eli: Warriors for the Light received 2011 Best Sci-fi/Fantasy short story.
My new passion is creating book covers for Western Trail Blazers and Published by Rebecca J. Vickery. In my spare time, I review books for PNR-Paranormal Romance Reviews.
Whether your reading fancy is paranormal, historical or time travel, all my stories capture the rich array of emotions that accompany the most fabulous human phenomena—falling in love.
How long have you been writing? I’ve always had a passion for writing. I used to fill notebooks with my t…

On the Road Again

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Did you know Grizzlies can run up to 35 miles per hour? Today I'm visiting fellow Nevada writer, C.R. Moss.    Stop by and find out how a family camping trip inspired my fascination with Ursus Arctos Horribilis.

Roaring at KMN Books

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Have you seen this bumper sticker? "Real teddy bears are naked!"
I'm chatting about Roar! at KMN Books today.  Hope to see you there!

Sat Shifters-Terry Spear

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Savage Hunger
Kathleen McKnight is on a dangerous mission to help her army team take down a drug lord. She's a tough as nails recruit, but when she's caught in the crossfire, she has to rely on a mysterious man to save her. She has no idea that he has big plans for her...
Connor Anderson is a jaguar shifter who is looking for his mate. When he rescues Kathleen in the jungle-twice—he can't help but be intrigued. Will a bite or a scratch turn Kathleen into the perfect jaguar mate?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR USA Today bestselling author, Terry Spear has written numerous paranormal romance novels and two medieval Highland historical romances. An award-winning author, Terry’s Heart of the Wolf  was named a Publishers Weekly’s Best Book of the Year in 2008. A retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry Spear spends every spare moment writing paranormal romance as well as historical and true life stories for both teen and adult audiences. Spear lives in Crawford, Texas, wher…