Monthly Archives: June 2019

Red River Radio Presents What’s Write for Me with Julia, Maya and Rami


We’ve got a great show planned for Wednesday, June 26 from 4-6 PM EDT.Joining us today are two familiar folks, and one new one.

First up is a fellow Tirgearr Author, Maya Tyler is a multi-published author of paranormal romance novels and blogger at Maya’s Musings. An avid reader, Maya writes the books she loves to read—romances! She still believes that “True Love’s Kiss” is the most powerful thing in the world. Her paranormal romances come with complex plot twists and happily-ever-afters. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, listening to music (alternative rock, especially from the 1990s), practicing yoga, and watching movies and TV.

Second is the happiest horror author I know. Rami Ungar knew he wanted to be a writer from the age of five, when he first became exposed to the world of Harry Potter and wanted to create imaginative worlds like Harry’s. As a tween, he fell in love with the works of Anne Rice and Stephen King and, as he was getting too old to sneak up on people and shout “Boo!’ (not that that ever stopped him), he decided to merge his two loves and become a horror writer. Today, Rami lives and writes in Columbus, Ohio. He’s self-published three novels and one collection of short stories, and his stories have appeared in other publications here and there. Rose, his first novel with Castrum Press, will be released June 21st, 2019. When he’s not writing your nightmares or coming up with those, he’s enjoying anything from the latest horror novel or movie to anime and manga to ballet, collecting anything that catches his fancy, and giving you the impression he may not be entirely human.

Third, and new to the show, is another Tirgearr Author. Julia Byrd lives and writes in Chicago with her handsome dog and scruffy husband. She tells people she enjoys books, wine, baking, and architecture as plausible cover for her secret double life. Her second Gothic romance, Soil and Ceremony, was published by Tirgearr Publishing in June 2019.

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Book trailer for JANOOSE and the FALL FEATHER FAIR


Red River Radio Presents Dellani’s Tea Time with Christina and Karen


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Join us for Dellani’s Tea Time – Monday, June 10 from 4-6 PM Eastern on Blog Talk Radio

We don’t like to do it, but we do anyway—Authors, promoting themselves. Whether you work strictly for yourself, or promote others, it’s a pain with very little gain. Many of us don’t have a lot of money to spend on ads and promotional services. Social Media constantly changes the rules. What to do? My guests this month will share some tips and ideas for promoting yourself (and others).


Though she’s usually the strong, silent type, my able bodied assistant, Christina Giguere, is going to talk about her new book on Social Media! Welcome, Christina!


Joining us is Red River Radio host and author Karen Vaughan. She owns and operates an author promotions company, Owl and Pussycat. Welcome, Karen!

We’d love for authors to join us in the chat room and ask questions, or share your tips with us! If you can’t join us live, leave your questions in the comments, and we’ll try to answer them!

His Soul to Keep (Dark Knights of Heaven Book 1) by TW Knight

His Soul to Keep (Dark Knights of Heaven Book 1) by TW Knight

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Where fallen angels battle Hell’s demons, find their lost souls, and discover love while hunting for a prophecy that holds the key to either their redemption or their destruction.

At twenty-eight, Cassidy Long is happy with her life. She has a job she loves, a great family, and a future open to possibilities. That all changes after she discovers she is the vessel for the immortal soul of an angel cast out of Heaven, and the only way to break the bond is by her death. Spirited away, Cassidy finds herself in the middle of an eternal war and falling for her angel.

Rail is captivated by Cassidy immediately, but fears it’s only the connection to his soul fueling his interest. He’s vowed to never fall in love, but fate has different plans. The more he fights his growing feelings, the deeper in love he falls. Cassidy not only holds his soul, but his heart. Now, he will fight Heaven and Hell to protect her.

Heaven abandoned them, but they did not abandon their calling. Once they were the Watchers, teachers, and mentors to human kind. Now soulless and exiled from Heaven, forced into an endless war, some will fall while others rise to find their destinies. They are the Dark Knights of Heaven.

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To Ends of the Earth: High Plains to Patagonia by Nelda B Gaydou

To Ends of the Earth: High Plains to Patagonia by Nelda B Gaydou

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On the road to seek work in the cotton fields of Texas, an old Ford Model T truck breaks down and forces a change of destination that ultimately leads the protagonists to the Argentine Patagonia. Follow the anecdote-driven story of a devoted couple who spent their childhood in the U.S. Southwest during the Great Depression, met and married during World War II, and together undertook a lifelong journey of adventure and service.

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Room 203 – A Marice Houston Mystery by Dellani Oakes

Room 203 – A Marice Houston Mystery by Dellani Oakes

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Having just moved in with her fiance, Kris, Marice isn’t too happy to be given an out of town job. She has been sent to Daytona Beach, Florida. There’s been a huge sting operation, and the local FBI is under scrutiny. The Marshals have been called in to oversee prisoner transfers.

Things get sticky when Marice and her team are ordered to transport the ringleader, China Finetti, from Daytona Beach to a federal prison in Kansas City. Someone sets a car bomb, injuring Marice and Butch—and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Everything seems to point to China Finetti pulling the strings from prison—if so, how do they prove it?

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Excerpt from Room 203

I had to wonder why Brick’s brother would be joining us, but I didn’t ask. The plane had touched down, and I was busy looking for Orville among the gathered masses. There were more folks there than I’d anticipated. In addition to Stony, there were three police cars; city, county and state, waiting. There was the official looking SUV and some guy who guided the plane in off the field. I was looking out the window, but I didn’t see Orville. Surely, if he was here, he’d be where I could see him. The pilot came to a stop and the guy who guided us in, rolled steps up to the door.

“Still no sign of Orville,” I muttered. “Arnie, give Alvin a call. Tell him Orville’s not here yet. He must have gotten stuck in traffic.”

“Will do, boss.”

The fellow who guided us in, trotted up the steps and knocked. “Open up. I’ll get the luggage.”

We exchanged worried looks. Alvin had been quite specific. I wasn’t opening this door until I saw my friend.

“Hold up,” I called. “I need to see identification.”

“Oh, for fuck sake,” he grumbled. “I own the damn airport. I got to get back in the tower.”

“I have my orders. I’m not to open this door….”

“Alvin says that Orville should be here,” Arnie said, eyes wide. “He said the car arrived twenty minutes ago. He’s showing a blip on his GPS tracker.”

“Brick, can you confirm that’s your brother’s car out there?”

“Could be his car, might not be him. I’ll call him.” He moved to where he could see better and pulled out his phone. “Ringing. No answer, going right to voice mail.” He glanced at Colleen. “No way he’d have it off at a time like this.”

Colleen picked up the phone to call the pilot. “How much gas do we have?”

“Enough to get us back to KSC. Why?”

“I don’t like this.”

“I have to be damn careful with that stairway out there.”

“I know. Can we get out of the plane any other way?”

“Not really. It’s made so it can’t be breached.”

“Stay put, don’t unlock that cockpit door for anything.”

“Yes, ma’am.”

The guy banged on the door again. “This is ridiculous. Open up!”

“Buddy, the only way that door gets opened, is if you pry it open,” I replied. “I don’t see my contact. This door stays shut.”

“Who’s your contact?”

“I’ll know him when I see him. Why don’t you invite your friends to get out of those vehicles, and we’ll have ourselves a nice chat. If my friends have been harmed in any way, this will end badly.”

Arnie’s phone rang. “Yeah, Boss?” His eyes got big. “Yes, sir. I’ll tell her. Yes.” He came over to me, hand clasping his phone. “He says that under no circumstances do we answer that door. He pinged our GPS and compared to Orville’s. That’s not him out there. He’s at a different field.”

“What? How?”

“No clue. And if that’s Brick’s brother out there, I’ll eat my shorts.”

“Not necessary, but thanks.”

“It could be Stony,” Brick said very softly behind me. “But if it is, he’s been captured or killed.” His tone was so calm, it scared me. “We’ve got a standoff here. I don’t feel good about this.”

“Did you really think you could pull this off?” China Finetti snapped. “I’ve been in the game a long time. I’ve got contacts and friends everywhere.”

“If you’ve hurt my brother again, I’ll kill you myself,” Brick said in a bone chilling, matter-of-fact tone.

“Oh, please. You? You’re a paper pusher. A useless executive.”

“Who figured out what you were doing, and helped arrest you. Or have you forgotten?”

She blushed, then turned pale, her bluster gone for the moment.

“Marice,” Arnie called to me. He pointed out the other side of the plane.

We’d been so busy looking at the cars and the guy on the steps, we’d forgotten that we were vulnerable on all sides. I saw armed men approaching from the right rear of the plane. They weren’t people I knew. I picked up the phone and called the pilot.

“Unfriendly people trying to surround us. Can you take off without damaging the plane?”

“Damn straight I can.” He started up the engines gain. The blast of air from the jets blew the men away from us.

Backing up, we trundled away from the steps, leaving the so-called owner holding his hat and ducking so he wouldn’t get sucked into the engine. He flattened himself on the steps, holding on for dear life. The men behind us scattered, not wishing to get run over.

“I’m going to another airfield that’s owned by a buddy of mine,” the pilot said.

I’d forgotten I was still holding the phone. “Yes, please. Where?”

He told me. I sent a text to Alvin and Orville so they would know where to find us. “Primary field has been compromised.”

“Got it,” Alvin sent back. “Orville is on his way to the primary. I’m close to the secondary field. I will meet you. If you don’t see my ugly mug out that window, you don’t open the door.”

“Yes, boss.”

China Finetti looked angry. Her lips were tightly compressed, forming a white ring around the pale pink. Her cheeks blazed with color and she shifted in her seat. She wanted to say something, taunt us some more, but she knew she’d lost control of the situation.

Cross Stepping Your Way to Success: The Power to Transform Your Life One Step at a Time by Carolyn M Bowen

Cross Stepping Your Way to Success: The Power to Transform Your Life One Step at a Time by Carolyn M Bowen

discover how to maintain your balance cross stepping carolyn bowenWhen surfers hit the waters, they use a technique called cross-stepping, or moving their weight forward and backward to stay standing. Cross-stepping isn’t just a good idea for surfers, though – you, too, can metaphorically use the same strategy of zig-zagging motions to achieve success. In “Cross-Stepping Your Way to Success,” career coach Carolyn Bowen shows you how to zig-zag your way to success one step at a time. She examines grieving, life planning, owning your power, becoming health conscious, learning to love again, and more. With Cross-Stepping Your Way to Success, you’ll discover how to maintain your balance on the choppy waters of life!

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