Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Author Robert F. DeBurgh

We have author Robert F. DeBurgh at the desk today. He is the author of the Riders of the Wind Series. Today, we'll get to know him, and learn what to expect in this exciting series. This author takes us back - back when dreams were driven seemingly beyond human limitations and adventure was open to all who sought it. The reader enters the lives of his characters, with all their troubles and sorry balanced by their joys and love.


Riders of the Wind

Riders of the Wind is an epic novel of adventure and romance set in the scene of aviation during the turbulent times of the nineteen twenties and thirties. The book follows the lives of Charles and Doretta Cross through the era of the great depression, prohibition, the airmail, and the formation of the infant airlines. It graphically portrays the danger, excitement and romance of flight in the pioneering years before World War Two and takes the reader into the cockpit with the airmail pilots of the twenties and the airline route survey pilots flying the heart of the Amazon jungles. A “must read” for anyone interested in aviation or, for that matter, anyone who is merely interested in the history, dress and lifestyle of the pre-WWII era.

Winds of Fate

Winds of Fate takes place during World War II, but you cannot call it a war story. It is the story of Charlie Cross and his wife Doretta, both civilians but ultimately tied to the military, Charlie as a Service

Pilot with Air Transport Command and Doretta as an instructor with the Women Airforce Service Pilots.

Charlie flies the Hump from India to China, one of the most dangerous operations in World War II.

According to the author, “The Hump gobbled men and airplanes like a child would eat Christmas candy. This operation is little known and little publicized yet these men managed to bring into China all the supplies that were needed to continue the war against the Japanese. The lessons learned became the basis for the Berlin Airlift and modern day military transport.”

Doretta serves as a WASP, operating against male prejudice, difficult flying conditions and sometimes flying dangerous aircraft. The ladies who took on the duties of a WASP did an amazing job of flying military airplanes and doing many jobs male pilots did not want to do here in the US.

Winds of Fate is a fast paced well-written novel that everyone will enjoy reading. You do not need to be a fan of aviation or World War II stories to appreciate this book. The reader will be entranced by the action, brought to tears when someone is lost and filled with happiness when true love is found. Anyone who loves a great story will find it difficult to put this book down once you get started.

Author bio:

Robert DeBurgh learned to fly at the age of fifteen and has over twenty thousand hours of flight
time. He has been a flight instructor, cargo pilot, mail pilot, bush pilot, mercenary fighter pilot and has served as captain for three airlines.
As a professional pilot, DeBurgh has flown in the US, the Caribbean, Central and South America and Africa. He has served as captain for three overseas airlines and for seventeen years served his country in the capacity of a pilot examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration until his retirement.
As an author, he has written aviation articles and stories for various publications and has written many science fiction and fantasy short stories, was a columnist for two newspapers and associate editor for “American Roadracing Magazine.”
At the present time he writes articles for “Indian Aviation Magazine” and several US magazines and is the author of the widely acclaimed novels, Riders of the Wind and Winds of Fate. In each of these novels DeBurgh has woven a tale of high adventure set against an accurate background of actual historical events.
His new novel, The Winds of Kunlun Shan, due to be released in the autumn of 2014, is the third book in the Riders of the Wind series.

Book links

Riders of the Wind

Winds of Fate

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A Writer's Thoughts: Who is your shining Star?

I'm doing a little something different today. I'd like to introduce you to my friend, author Alisha Guenzel. Find out who inspires her - who has been a constant supporter of her writing, and her, throughout her life.

A Writer's Thoughts: Who is your shining Star?: Hello Everyone, hope when you read this little blurb you are happy and well. . . My thoughts tonight are of my Grandmother. Her name is Do...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

WOW Wednesday Author Spotlight - What She Knew

I'm tickled pink to have the authors of the What She Knew Trilogy at the desk today. K.R. Hughes and T.L. Burns make up the talented team behind the trilogy that asks the question - What if? 

Fateful Night

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....

Purchase link for Fateful Night

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 their 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.

Purchase link for Darkest Day

Author BIO’s:
K R Hughes is a native Texan with a degree in English. She has written historical fiction novels under the pen name Kymber Lee. Treasured Love is published by Tate Publishing can be purchased at any major book seller. Look for other titles coming in 2014. Hughes helps with literacy programs and tutors college students.

T L Burns is from California and is the foremost researcher extraordinaire and historical guru in this adventure. Burns has spent the majority of her adult life working with at risk kids and adults.

K.R. currently resides in Atlanta, GA and T.L. currently resides in Las Vegas, NV. Though the distance between them makes it more challenging to write, the two authors do their best to write, research and market every chance they get. They both feel it is important to encourage budding authors to follow their dreams, and they do so every chance they get.

Fateful Night, book one in the What She Knew Trilogy is available on Amazon in Kindle format. The authors anticipate the paperback version to be out soon.

Book two, Darkest Day, is also available on Amazon in Kindle format.

Book three, the final sequel of the trilogy, is in the works.

T.L. & K.R. enjoy hearing from readers. Connect with them today at the links below.



In case you missed the purchase links earlier, here they are again:

International link for Fateful Night:
International link for Darkest Day:


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

It's another WOW Wednesday here at the desk and I'm pleased to have the wonderful DW Davis visiting today. 

DW Davis is an independent author of young adult romance novels told from the guy's perspective. RIVER DREAM was his first novel. DREAMS CHANGE and DREAMS ADRIFT continue the story begun in RIVER DREAM.

DW’s writing reflects his memories growing up along the North Carolina coast near Wrightsville and Carolina Beaches. DW left that area when he graduated high school and traveled half-way around the world and back collecting memories and experiences which help shape his characters. Now back in eastern North Carolina, DW enjoys bringing to life characters whose adventures take place in his favorite part of the world.

Meet eastern North Carolina author DW Davis
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River Sailor Literary
Post Office Box 458
Pikeville, North Carolina 27863-0458

The Books:

Author: DW Davis
Publisher: River Sailor Literary

Published: March 26, 2011
Format: Paperback 5.25 X 8 inches
Also available as a e-book
Pages: 234
Paperback ISBN: 978-0983355618
eBook ISBN: 978-0983355601
Available: From and other select on-line retailers.

Contact: DW Davis, Author/Publisher

RIVER DREAM is a young adult novel set in southeastern North Carolina in the late 1970s. The story follows two best friends, Michael and Rhiannon, from middle school through high school, as they learn about loyalty, loss, love, and the real meaning of friendship. Rhiannon and sailing are Michael’s two greatest loves. Sailing is the one thing he can always count on. Rhiannon is the one he can count on to keep him confused. Michael’s loved Rhiannon since they were kids, but she has rules against dating her best friend. Rhiannon loves Michael, but won’t let herself show it. Then, as high school begins, the new girl in town sets her sites on Michael. What will Rhiannon’s rules cost her, and will she ever get to show Michael she really does love him, too?

Thank you for your interest in RIVER DREAM, and may all your River Dreams come true.

Author: DW Davis
Publisher: River Sailor Literary
Published: August 2, 2012
Format: Paperback 5.25 X 8 inches
Also available as a e-book
Pages: 254
Paperback ISBN: 978-0983355632
eBook ISBN: 978-0983355625
Available: From and other select on-line retailers.

Contact: DW Davis, Author/Publisher

DREAMS CHANGE is the much anticipated second book of the River Dream series. It begins four years after high school graduation with Michael’s return to North Carolina after being medically discharged from the Navy. Michael's dream of a life with Rhiannon changes when she chooses to stay with the Peace Corps in Africa rather than rushing home to be by Michael’s side while he struggles to overcome his wounds and restart his life. Maeve, his summer love from long ago, re-enters his life and a new dream begins to grow in his heart. But his new start is haunted by events that Michael keeps locked deep in his memory.

Thank you for your interest in DREAMS CHANGE, and may all your River Dreams come true.

Author: DW Davis
Publisher: River Sailor Literary
Published: May 20, 2013
Format: Paperback 5.25 X 8 inches
Also available as a e-book
Pages: 244
ISBN: 978-0983355656
Available: Direct from publisher

Contact: DW Davis, Author/Publisher

DREAMS ADRIFT is the much anticipated third book of the River Dream series. It begins immediately after the end of DREAMS CHANGE. In DREAMS ADRIFT, Michael and Maeve are about to renew their vows in the big, beach side wedding Maeve had always dreamed of when Rhiannon’s unexpected arrival threatens to derail their plans. Will Rhiannon be able to win Mike back, or will his new love for Maeve be stronger than his old feelings for his high school sweetheart? The fates once conspired to change Michael’s dreams. Are they now conspiring to set his DREAMS ADRIFT?

Thank you for your interest in DREAMS ADRIFT, and may all your River Dreams come true.