Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Author Spotlight Wendy & Charles Siefken

It's Wow Wednesday! Visiting the desk today is the writing duo, Wendy and Charles Siefken. The Siefkens are a mother and son writing team. How great is that? They've authored, Kai’s Journey: The New World Chronicles. Kai's Journey is part of their Young Adult (YA) Kai and Clover Series. Can teenagers really save the world? Read Kai's Journey today to find out.

An awful mistake, an unlikely companion, 
Kai’s Journey to save the human race.

After his father accidentally releases a killer virus into the world, Kai is left alone to battle the creatures the virus created. While fighting for his existence in the barren post-apocalyptic world, Kai runs into an unlikely ally in a young woman named Clover.

Fueled by a flicker of hope, the two teenagers join forces with a rag-tag band of survivors in a heroic journey. Can the human race endure?

Here's what readers are saying about Kai's Journey:

"Most stories about zombies and other creatures are not usually as touching as this. There is a love story in this book that is so sweet. I was really swept up in the moment and enjoyed the suspenseful ride that this unusual story took me on." ~Brenda Perlin

"It was wonderful to see him find himself as he navigated through the horrible consequences of experimentation gone wrong. The authors of the story weave a wonderful tale of fantasy and imagination with a flare for real world application." ~Tamy

"Not only did I enjoy this book, my teenage daughter fell in love with it and Kai.I highly recommend it." ~Dawn

"The story is one of survival but also zest for life. Still finding happiness through the most difficult of times." ~Bruce Goldwell, Author

and so much more!

Wendy Siefken (1966-Present)Currently working full time from home on writing stories and now a virtual assistant to those in need of an extra pair of hands online. Wendy lives on a farm with her family and enjoys reading, gardening and other activities with her family and friends. This is our first publication with many more to follow. This all started as a school project for her youngest son and business partner, Charles Siefken, that has grown into a desire to be published.

Charles Siefken (1992-present) is a recent graduate of high school. This is his first book of many to be published. He currently resides in rural central Iowa where he enjoys reading sci/fi books and playing video games among other things. We have found a publisher, Master Koda Select Publishing! Christopher Paolini was his inspiration to become a writer.

Here is where you can connect with Wendy and Charles:

Amazon link:


Friday, September 20, 2013

Author Bruce Blake at The Desk

Author Bruce Blake visits with us at the desk today. He is quite the fruitful author. No, I didn't say fruitcake. Seriously, he wrote his newest novel in fourteen days! It's almost as if he's been sprinkled with sparkly dust by the fairy God Mother in charge of words and imagination. I think you will enjoy getting to know Bruce. I also think he'll become one of your favorite new authors to read once you pick up a copy of any one of his books.

Mr. Blake will you share a bit about your writing with the readers?

One of the most common questions you hear asked of authors is 'where do your ideas come from?' If you read a few interviews, you'll find a wide variety of answers, many of which are pre-formulated to evoke laughter or feelings of inadequacy. Part of the problem with the question, I think, is that so much time has often passed since the author had the idea for the book, he or she likely doesn't even recall the impetus for the novel.

In the case of my upcoming book, When Shadows Fall, it has only been a couple of months since I began work on the project, so perhaps I can give you a tour of the writer's mind (please tread carefully...there's a lot of darkness and it's a bit messy).

I had finished writing the third book in my Icarus Fell urban fantasy series and began work on another project which, I'm sorry to say, didn't go so well. It did, however, put me in the mood to write epic fantasy; it had been nearly six months since I completed the Khirro's Journey trilogy, so it was time.

Step one to story idea: choose your genre (or sub-genre).

Once I've settled on what kind of story I want to write, I try to think of a ways to make it a little bit different from the norm. In the Khirro's Journey trilogy, I chose a non-traditional protagonist. For this series, I decided to have a prophecy discovered on an ancient scroll. Not so different, you say? How about a little confusion as to who the prophecy refers to, both on the good side and the evil side? I'm interested.

Step two to story idea: think of a twist.

The third thing that came to me as I ponderied the nature of this prophecy was the term 'Small Gods', which then became the title for the series. Something about it captured my attention, possibly because when we think about gods, we don't think of small things, but big, all-powerful beings. This prompted me to sit down and really think about the Small Gods, their role in the story, and other details about my world in general.

Step three to story idea: build your world.

As the world came together, more characters and story ideas came to light. I started thinking about having two groups known as Small Gods to throw more uncertainty into the prophecy. When I began digging into the religion, which I decided to be Goddess-based, I wondered what it would look like if the devotees of the religion were all women. What would happen to the men? What if a sect of men broke off and were secretly in opposition to the women? The more I thought, the more possibilities screamed at me to get writing.

Step four to story idea: imagine the possibilities.

The last thing I decided on—which is something I hope most authors do when they set out to write a new book—was to challenge myself. Not only does When Shadows Fall follow four different story lines, but I was determined to make the voice of each different and distinct. But it gets the second book, which I am currently writing and expecting to be ready for a Dec. 1 release, I am writing one story line from the POV of a blind character—no description based on sight—and another from the POV of a character who doesn't speak the same language as any of the other characters. Fun stuff.

Step five to story idea: challenge yourself.

So there you have it...where a story idea comes from, at least in the case of When Shadows Fall. For me, it is rarely in a dream or a flash of light, fully-formed and ready to put pen to paper—it's work. Not as glamourous as thinking a muse sits on my shoulder and whispers, but it gets the job done.
A hundred hundred seasons have turned since the Goddess banished the Small Gods to the sky, leaving the land to mankind alone.
For Prince Teryk, life behind the castle walls is boring and uneventful until he stumbles upon an arcane scroll in a long-forgotten chamber. The parchment speaks of Small Gods, the fall of man, and the kingdom's savior—the firstborn child of the rightful king. It's his opportunity to prove himself to his father, the king, and assure his place in history. All he needs to do is find the man from across the sea—a man who can't possibly exist—and save mankind.

But ancient magic has been put in motion by a mysterious cult determined to see the Small Gods reborn. Powerful forces clash, uncaring for the lives of mortals in their struggle to prevent the return of the banished ones, or aid in their rebirth.

Named in a prophecy or not, what chance does a cocky prince who barely understands the task laid before him stand in a battle with the gods?

Tell us a little about your new book, When Shadows Fall.

This is the first book in a new epic fantasy series called 'The Small Gods', and it's easily my most ambitious work to date. The main story line revolves around a prophecy found by Prince Teryk and his sister, Danya. It speaks of the rise of the Small Gods—who were banished by the Goddess a long time ago—and the fall of mankind. The story follows the siblings, who think Teryk is the saviour of mankind named in the prophecy, as well as a priestess of the Goddess, a sailor who hates the sea, and a little gray fellow named Thorn. There's a lot going on.

A prophecy? Hasn't that been done to death? What makes your book any different than all the others?

I like to do what I can to take typical fantasy tropes and turn them on their ear a bit. In this case, there are some doubts about the prophecy. Does it actually refer to Teryk? Exactly who are the Small Gods? There are a bunch of other things mentioned in the scroll that don't even make sense. Trust me when I tell you I've got a few surprises up my sleeve.

You recently published Secrets of the Hanged Man, the third book in your Icarus Fell urban fantasy series. Why back to epic fantasy after that? Why not more Icarus?

For all those Icarus fans out there: don't worry your favourite (sort of) dead guy will be back, he's just taking a little break after almost being dragged off to Hell. I love epic fantasy, though, so I often find myself drawn back to it. After I finished Hanged Man, I actually started another project which is kind of a historical epic fantasy, but I didn't feel like I was quite up to the task of that particular story yet. When the Small Gods paid me a visit instead, I was intrigued, and I just had to find out more about the story.

I heard that it only took a couple of weeks for you to write the first draft of When Shadows Fall. Is that true?

Yes. If you include writing a prologue after I'd done the editing on the rest, there were fifteen days of first draft manuscript writing in all.

How did you write it so quickly?

Firstly, I write full-time, so I put in 5-7 hours every day, but even then there's more to it. I attribute the speediness of the first draft to two things: planning and planning. Not only did I spend a month developing the world and the story while I was finishing up some other things, I also spent five to ten minutes planning at the beginning of each writing day when I first sat down. It's amazing how much more can be accomplished when you have that kind of clarity. If I finished what I planned and still had time, I took another five or ten minutes and planned some more.

What are you working on now?

The second book of the Small Gods (sorry, I don't have a title yet). I'm expecting to have it out Dec. 1. It's going to bring together some of the story lines from When Shadows Fall, split some up, and add in some others. I'm having a great time writing it with some interesting voices and challenging points of view.

How long will the Small Gods series be?

I can't say for sure, but I'm expecting five or six books.

I've always been curious about longer series: have you already planned everything that will happen?

Hahahahahahahahaha!!!!! Not even close. I have some highlights and ideas that I know I want to hit, and I have some thoughts about the climax, but it will be as much of a surprise to me as it is to everyone else, at this point. The problem with planning something that's going to run long is that it changes on you...those darn characters tend to take over and go running off to do things you never expected.

Any final words to new writers out there?

Two, really. The first is to work on your craft...always. Do it by reading books you love and analyzing them to figure out what it is you like so much. Do it by reading books you don't love, and figure out why that's the case. Take classes if you can, go to conferences, read books on craft—lots of them—and learn from other authors you come in contact with.
The second is never quit. You're not really a writer if you don't finish, you're just someone who writes.


Bruce Blake lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. When pressing issues like shovelling snow and building igloos don't take up his spare time, Bruce can be found taking the dog sled to the nearest coffee shop to work on his short stories and novels.

Actually, Victoria, B.C. is only a couple hours north of Seattle, Wash., where more rain is seen than snow, and the dog is too small to pull a sled. Since snow isn't really a pressing issue, Bruce spends more time trying to remember to leave the "u" out of words like "colour" and "neighbour" then he does shovelling (and darn those double l's). The father of two, Bruce is also the trophy husband of a burlesque diva.

Bruce has been writing since grade school but it wasn't until a few years ago he set his sights on becoming a full-time writer. Since then, his first short story, "Another Man's Shoes" was published in the Winter 2008 edition of Cemetery Moon, another short, "Yardwork", was made into a podcast in Oct., 2011 by Pseudopod and his first Icarus Fell novel, On Unfaithful Wings, was published to Kindle in Dec., 2011. The second Icarus Fell novel, All Who Wander Are Lost, was released in July, 2012, and the third, Secrets of the Hanged Man, in July 2013. Sept., 2013 saw the publication of Blood of the King, the first book in the Khirro's Journey epic fantasy trilogy, followed by second book, Spirit of the King, in Dec., 2012, and the third, Heart of the King in Jan., 2013. He has plans for more Icarus novels, several stand alones, and several more books in the Small Gods series.

If you'd like to learn more about Bruce, you can find him at the links below.
Twitter: @bruceablake

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Author Spotlight ~ What She Knew

We have a special treat at the desk today. Kimberly Hughes and Tamy Burns, better known as the writing team behind the trilogy, What She Knew. Much like real life, this fictional tale of what Marilyn Monroe may have known, and of Kennedy's assassination is riddled with conspiracies, lies, threats and secrets. The ever-present, what ifs abound in this thought-provoking and entertaining first novel in the trilogy.

Book one, “Fateful Night” is on sale right now for 99¢ and is a must read in advance of the second book, “Darkest Day”. Speaking of the second book in the What She Knew trilogy, it was released on 17 September! And, there's a book launch planned for 20 September that you are all invited to attend. It's always a great party when Kimberly and Tamy get together with their friends – old and new!

Did Marilyn Monroe commit suicide? Did someone get away with an elaborate plot to murder the famous sex goddess? On that “Fateful Night” in August 1962 find out what may have happened to her and why she was killed. Many argue that she was involved in way too many secrets from different factions of the world. She was a smart woman who could play the dumb blonde to attain her stardom yet she unwittingly learned of conspiracy plots and political threats that would not only end her life but that of the current president, John F. Kennedy.

In this fast paced suspense every major player of the early sixties is involved, from the world politicians, to the Rat Pack, to Hollywood, and the mafia. What if Marilyn Monroe had lived and what if what she knew could have saved JFK?
Fact or fiction? What if....


Let's get a closer look at the What She Knew team.

T.L. Burns
As Burns' co-author puts it "She is the foremost researcher and historical guru for the "What She Knew Trilogy." They have just finished writing book two in the trilogy and are in the process of writing book three.
Burns passion is for at-risk families. She volunteers her time to help the needy, not with a hand-out but with a hand-up. She is married and has two grown sons, best sons in the whole world, Kenny and Deven and one 4 legged son, Digby.
Burns is very proud of her boys. Her oldest, Kenny, is married with three kids and is the artist for all of their book covers. Deven is in college pursuing his degree in Engineering.

                T.L. Burns & K.R. Hughes 
K.R. Hughes

Hughes is an English major from Amarillo, Texas. She now resides near Atlanta, Georgia. She enjoys writing with her co-author T.L. Burns. They have just finished writing book 2 in the trilogy and are currently in the process of writing book three.

Hughes enjoys working with budding writers and tutoring English. Her passion is for at-risk teens. She volunteers to help teens realize their potential and find their passion. Hughes has two grown children, Justin and Kayti, and two four legged girls, MayZee and Ruthie.

Find other works by this author in the Historical Romance section, pen name is Kymber Lee, "Treasured Love" and "Lord Tristan's True Love" are both a fun romp written in Regency England in 1811. Lee (Hughes) wrote these novels for her grandmother who is a huge supporter of her work.

Would you like to contact the What She Knew team?
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  • Website:
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Before we exit the room, here's a sneak peek at the newest addition to the 
What She Knew Trilogy:

“Darkest Day”
By K R Hughes and T L Burns

On the tragic day of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the nation mourns the loss of a president who stood for radical change and whose charisma carried him through the masses with never before seen devotion. Kennedy’s determination to pay the U.S. back for his good fortune never wavered, with a presidency riddled in strife from the Cuban Missile Crisis to the Cold War and finally to the Vietnam conflict 
nothing was easy for him.

In this fictional novel, Kennedy isn’t on a world tour or even in Texas in 1963. Instead he is in the Alps recovering from back surgery, a ruse that he had planned with Bobby, and his double months in advance 
of the tour. With the oval office tapped and the ever present Bobby running interference there was little likelihood that anyone would realize this was not the president. In fact, no one did.

Now, the world believes they’re beloved president is dead, there is no going back for Jack. While the decisions are difficult, it is far better to leave his ‘death’ alone than to risk political failure for his family 
clan and ridicule for his young widow.

Kennedy must now take on another face, name, and identity. Who is behind the assassination? What was the ultimate goal in killing the president? Was it to topple the American government and take down the Kennedy’s with it? Find out in this action packed conspiracy novel.

 It's been my pleasure to share the first two What She Knew books by T.L. Burns and K.R. Hughes with my readers today. I hope you get the opportunity to read this imaginative trilogy soon.


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Author Jennifer Loiske Visits The Desk

Today, Jennifer Loiske visits the desk with a few short excerpts from her book, 'Club Number Five'. With these excerpts, we get a taste of her writing style and the vampire story between the covers.

Please welcome Jennifer to Nadia's desk and feel free to leave 
a comment for her in the comment section below.


Jennifer says of her young adult paranormal story,
A bit different vampire story, with a pinch of dry humor,
sassy characters
and a friendship that’s worth to die for.

Five short excerpts of Club Number Five by Jennifer Loiske

The second I woke up I knew I had been bitten. My throat hurt and I couldn't move my head without weeping. I slid my hand to my neck and felt it get wet. I swallowed. I didn't need to look to know my hand was covered in blood. My blood. I tried to remember what had happened last night, but the images were groggy and all I did remember was a boy. And not just any boy, but a boy I'd been following like a lovesick puppy for a month now.


I think I'm a vampire.”

Silence. Kate's eyes widened and she opened and closed her mouth in turns. “You think you're a vampire.”
I nodded and she lifted her finger. She formed questions like what, when, who with her lips but nothing came out. I nodded again and saw an angry flash in her eyes.

And that's why you dragged me here in the middle of the night?” Kate's voice rose alarmingly.

Shh,” I hushed. “I don't want to wake my parents and neither do you.”

Kate got up and paced back and forth. “You don't think you're a vampire, Sam. That kind of thing you know.”


The godlike boy just stood and puckered his perfect lips. Just as if he knew everything about me and my miserable life.

Well, what can you do if you're so hungry you could bite your little sister? So hungry it hurts and the only thing you can think of is blood?” I yelled.

Shh.” He grabbed my arms, but I shook him away. I was so angry I had to let it all out.

I didn't ask for this!” I cried. “I didn't want to look like a supermodel and I didn't want these strange powers I have now. I just wanted to have Jonathan!”

Immortality,” he said quietly.

What?” I asked, stunned.

Add immortality to your list, too.” He shrugged.

Arggh!” I shouted and hit the wall. A piece of stone dropped onto the ground. I stared at the round hole, exactly the size of my fist, in the wall. I turned to the boy, full of rage, just to see that he was gone again. I was getting seriously snappy at people disappearing around me and leaving me alone with my ever-so-growing question pile. I hit the wall again and cursed. My hand was unscathed and it didn't ease my anger a bit, but I was so mad I had to hit something.


The bell rang and, after a few minutes, I saw him. He glanced at me murderously but I didn't move.

Hi.” I smiled as he got closer.

Get off my bike,” he growled quietly.

I was aware of the looks and whispers around us and I knew we'd be the new gossip tomorrow. “I don't think so,” I said, and slid my fingers onto the edge of the seat. I was sure he would push me aside roughly, but he didn't lift a finger to me. He stared at me and I stared back. Nope, no surrendering from me today.

Fine. Suit yourself then.” He slid himself in front of me, put his black helmet on and, before I could act, turned the engine on and stepped on the gas. I couldn't do anything but quickly place my own helmet on, put my arms around his waist and hold tight. I heard some girls gasping, but I was too afraid to look back. I had never been on a motorcycle before, but somehow I knew this wouldn't be an easy ride.


Wow, I thought. Was that how he saw me? A desperate stalker? I blushed.

You're not even my type,” he hissed, and I could see he wanted nothing more than to get rid of me. And still I couldn't help myself.

Blonde and stupid?” I offered.

No!” Jonathan snapped. “A human.”

Excuse me?” I stared at him and climbed off the bike. “That's a bit lame, don't you think? A week ago I was a human, remember?” I poked his chest with my finger.

Hey!” he yelled and grabbed my finger.

There's something else you're not telling me, isn't there?” I accused and poked him with another finger.
He grabbed that one, too, and looked a bit scared. What was going on? Why would he be scared of me? I struggled but his hold stood. “Tell me,” I hissed between my teeth.

No,” he hissed back.

I struggled more fiercely only to find myself in his arms. In some other circumstance this could've been tempting. Being so near him. But now it only got me angrier.

Tell me!” I flashed my teeth. “Or I swear I'll scream!”

He flashed his teeth and tightened his grip. I could feel his fingers biting into my flesh but I refused to yield. He stared at me and I stared at him, and neither of us wanted to give in.

Finally, he pushed me roughly away. “You're someone else's call.”


I live in Finland in Naantali, which is a small sunny town on the southwest coast (mostly known of the Moomin Valley). I’m a pre-school teacher by profession but I stayed home when my youngest daughter suffered brain fever, which developed severe epilepsy in 2004. I guess that’s when I first considered starting writing again as I had to stay awake and monitor her whilst she was sleeping and it can be really sleepy and boring when the house is quiet… I’m a workaholic and I always have a lot of projects going on at the same time. I write articles to the magazines and I’m a part of the team that makes Epilepsy Finland Magazine. I love chips, cheesy teen movies (and series too!), books, animals and I have a soft spot for the ones in need of a helping hand. A huge part of my royalties go to charity; mainly to help families with epileptic children but also to the epilepsy units in the hospitals.

If you'd like to connect with Jennifer Loiske,
you'll find her at the social media and author sites below.

Club Number Five is on sale for 99¢!
That's a bargain no matter where you live in the world.
To purchase Club Number Five, follow the UK and US Amazon links below.



Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Author Spotlight – Kymber Lee

I'm thrilled to have author and friend, Kymber Lee, at the desk today. She is a most lovely lady whom I became acquainted with in a writing group on Facebook some time ago. 'Treasured Love', is her first published novel which has been followed by 'Lord Tristan's True Love'. Her writing pulls you into the story and holds your attention throughout. Treasured Love is a Regency romance tame enough for your grandmother yet, exciting enough for anyone else who loves historical fiction.

Treasured Love – A treasure trove of words for lovers of Regency Romance

Do you long for days gone by? If you're a Jane Austen fan who loves to lose yourself in the Regency era, you'll most certainly love the feel of Kymber Lee's novel, Treasured Love. 

Announced in the London Times on the day of her engagement, a grand ball brings a headstrong, naïve and inexperienced Caroline Whittingham into close contact with the gentry of her time. In a move that stuns everyone in the room, a willful Caroline enters the room attired in a most inappropriate gown. Attendees promptly give her the cold shoulder by collectively turning their backs to her. Lord Darlington merely comes to her side and forces her to dance the waltz with him - acting for all the world as if nothing is amiss.

I so enjoy getting to know authors whom I admire. Kymber Lee is one such author. 
A peek into her childhood is a fun way to get to know her, don't you think?

Tell us a story, Kymber Lee! What is one of your favorite childhood memories?

My grandparents owned a cabin in Colorado and they would take me and my little sister with them for a week every summer. We’d go and Mom and I would clean the inside of the cabin while Dad and my sister would mow the yard and get the well house to pump water.

Once the cabin was in order, we’d all go to the lake a quarter mile away and my sister and granddad would fish while Mom and I sat in the shade with a book in our hands, potato chips between us and a cold can of soda.

The catch was usually catfish which my grandmother would then take back to the cabin, toss into a cast iron skillet full of Crisco lard and fry them whole until the eyes popped out, indicating they were done. She would then toss frozen okra into the skillet or potatoes she and I had cut up with some onion tossed in.

The entire meal would make me gaggy because the bones were still in the fish, the poor catfish would stare at the person trying to eat it and it was overall just, well, nasty. After a few days of this Mom started noticing that I wasn’t eating and Rags, the dog, was getting my meals. She smiled at me but didn’t scold or say a word.

The next morning we drove to the little gas station at the edge of the mountains. My sister and I thought we were getting gas for the car or maybe some ice but Mom simply went inside. We followed her. She was standing in the tiny little isle where a few canned goods were kept.

“Honey, what would you eat?” she asked me. I looked around the little store for the least expensive things I could find and finally chose to get some Ranch style beans and flour tortillas.

She paid for them, threw a few candy bars into the mix and headed back to the car. Mom’s cool like that. She didn’t make a big deal of it or tell my mother who would have punished me for causing extra expense and trouble.

That night as I ate my bean burrito while everyone else had catfish Mom walked past my chair on her way for seconds, patted my arm and gave me a huge hug.

Unconditional love and a never ending liking for bean burritos. I doubt if Mom understood how much her small actions meant to a young gangly girl in desperate need of acceptance.

Now we get to see Kymber Lee's lovely face. 
Her beauty radiates for all to see. Simply lovely inside and out.

Lee is a Christian historical romance novelist. Her first published novel, Treasured Love, is available in audio or paperback. Lord Tristan's True Love, is now available on Kindle and will be offered in paperback in 2013.
Lee also has a conspiracy novel, Fateful Night; A What She Knew Trilogy by K R Hughes and T L Burns, a mystery conspiracy novel with a twist. Marilyn Monroe is saved and it's a race against time to see if "What She Knew" can save JFK from that fateful bullet. Fateful Night is now available on Kindle, Darkest Day is due out in the late summer of 2013 and the final book will be released this fall.

Lee is a native Texan. She enjoys mentoring beginning writers to editing advanced writing. She has an English degree with a minor in Journalism from West Texas University.

Lee currently lives in Atlanta, GA and owns a production company with her co-author, T L Burns. 
They are currently working on the sequel to the Marilyn Monroe novel to be released in the winter of 2013.


Interested in connecting with Kymber-Lee? Follow the links below. 

Here is the link for the kindle version of 'Treasured Love':


Here are links to 'Lord Tristan's True Love':




It's been wonderful having you here today.

Thank you for sharing a memory and your wonderful book with us Kymber Lee.



Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Author Spotlight – Brenda Perlin

It's Author Spotlight Day at the desk today and it's all about Brenda Perlin. Brenda is another great author with Master Koda Select Publishing. Her first book, Home Wrecker I, gives rise to the Home Wrecker Chronicles and has rapidly gained a following. The story has pulled readers into the lives of a couple, Brooklyn and Bo, who unexpectedly find each other at a time when neither was searching. Their story has garnered honest, and at times, cutting reviews. On the other side of the review coin, readers readily admit to searching their own hearts once they close the virtual cover of this well-written book. Brenda Perlin has more stories to tell. Her characters are full of life and love with many adventures to come. The release of Home Wrecker II: The Brooklyn Chronicles is highly anticipated by the author's growing fan base. And, they will be happy to know that the wait is nearly over as the book is fast-tracking through the Master Koda publishing house as I type these words.

On a personal note, I met Brenda in the Master Koda writer's group on Facebook. I haven't known her long but in the short time since we've become acquainted, I'm proud to call her my friend. She's a women with a soft heart who speaks kindly of everyone and is always available to her friends and others who need encouragement. If you ever have occasion to meet or spend time with her, you'll be richly blessed by the encounter.

Now, let's get to Brenda's books.

Brooklyn and Bo, each unhappily married to others, must decide whether to stay with their spouses or give up everything for their love. 

"Throughout Brooklyn’s life, she felt like she was on an endless journey toward redemption and she would have to be stronger than she ever imagined; do things she never felt herself capable of doing. When she finally found her soul mate, he came with one big snag: a wife. Brooklyn found herself fighting off her soon to be ex-husband and her lover’s wife. She knew what she was doing was wrong and yet… she couldn't turn back. No matter how much pain she may cause, it was too late. Brooklyn and Bo, each unhappily married to others, must decide whether to stay with their spouses or give up everything for their love. Brooklyn’s husband and Bo’s wife would try everything to break them apart and it was then Brooklyn finally confronted her own demons and came clean with everything and everyone in her life… even herself."

A Home Wrecker Divorce

“I had no intention of forsaking my wedding vows. I had strong morals and never could have imagined going against them.”

My parents were married over 30 years and even though they may not have been the best suited couple they planned on staying together until the end. Unfortunately, my mom’s end was sooner than expected. There is not a lot of divorce in my family and I never thought I would be another casualty. I believed in marriage and I still do. When I walked out on my marriage I left with disgrace and many called a Home Wrecker without knowing the whole story. Sometimes your life is altered in such a way that you do things that are totally unexpected.


Purchase link for 'Home Wrecker I'

***Watch for Brooklyn and Bo's return in Home Wrecker II
coming soon from Master Koda Select Publishing.***


Brenda Perlin is an independent adult contemporary fiction author. Brenda evokes emotional responses in her readers by using a provocatively unique writing style. Her latest book, Home Wrecker, captures the soul-wrenching conflicts of a personal struggle for emotional fulfillment.

Ever since Brenda was a child, she has been fascinated with writing. She draws her biggest inspiration from Judy Blume. This sparked a passion in Brenda to pursue personal expression through writing. Once she was old enough to go to coffee shops alone, Brenda recalls losing herself in the world of writing, all while documenting her ideas on paper napkins.

There is really no creative process, I just write.” – Brenda Perlin

Brenda’s first book, Home Wrecker I (Home Wrecker Chronicles), was published with Master Koda Select Publishing. Within a
short time, the book developed a strong fan base and is continuing to grow as it both entertains its readers and leaves them in a state of profound reflection. In the near future, Brenda would like to have Home Wrecker I expanded into a trilogy in order to tell the untold stories of her characters.

Here's the link to view Brenda's Home Wrecker Book Trailer

Brenda Perlin enjoys hearing from her fans and can be found at several sites across the web.