Friday, June 6, 2014

The Author's Matrix


      Before I start with The Author's Matrix let me introduce my self, my name is Ron Chapman and I'm one of the many authors in The Author's Matrix. Before turning The Author's Matrix into what it is now, it was suppose to be a way to showcase my book but after awhile, a few of my author friends asked if they could get in on it then it hit me like a light bulb turning on, "Why not do a blog post and showcase some of my author friends". It's my way of saying thank you to many of those who helped me to get where I am right now.
      I've assembled a great group of world class authors from different parts of the world and all walks of genre.
      In The Author's Matrix some of us are already published and under contract with a publisher while others are going at it alone and self publishing and then a few of us are still working hard to finish that book. None of that matters though because in The Author's Matrix we are ALL the same. We are all equal and striving for the same thing and that is to get the endless stories out of our heads and into your hands.
      So with that said, I will now ask you to sit back, buckle up and enjoy the journey, the journey into our world. I give you... THE AUTHOR'S MATRIX!

 
Ron Chapman
Adrian Martin
Julie Morgan
Faith Hope
Ksenia Anske
KJ Waters
Jennifer Sage
Ryter Rong
 

 
Kringle by Ron Chapman
Genre: horror
 
 
SYNOPSIS:
KRINGLE
            Kringle is about a disgruntled butcher by the name of Walter who’s been working at the same job for eleven plus years. When Walter is pushed to his breaking point by his coworkers he is afraid to do anything for fear of losing his family. Without any solution as to what to do, Walter has nowhere to turn that is until he meets Holly and her family from up North.
            Together with a little bit of A Christmas Carol, some well known holiday legends and a few secrets from my past thrown in, Kringle is a story like no other.
 
 
Amazon links.
Twitter: @RonMtDew
 

 
 
Buried Secrets By Adrian Martin
Genre: horror
Release date: 26th June 2014.
 
After a bitter, two year long divorce Katie Tremain decides to leave her old and battered life for a new beginning. With her twin daughters she moves to the idyllic Cornish countryside. They haven't reached tbeir destination when things begin to go wrong and her life drops deeper into despair. She is awoken during their first night, when one of her twelve year old twin daughters go missing. Blind with panic she calls the police, but before they arrive a stranger arrives at her doorstep, and insists he wants to help. But there is one condition. No police. For reasons she cannot explain, she agrees. Together, and with her remaining daughter they search for the missing child. The journey takes Katie through every possible emotion, and with obstacles placed in their way time is running out. As they get closer a truth comes out that Katie struggles to comprehend. A truth of secrets that have remained buried for over a century. And an enemy so hell bent on revenge it will stop at nothing to stop Katie getting to her daughter. Who is the stranger? Why is he so insistent on helping? And how can you kill something that even Hell couldn't contain?
 
Twitter handle: @ady1907
 
 
 
Atonement by Julie Morgan
Genre: paranormal romance
 

 He's caused havoc. He's brought Hell to earth. He's taken more souls than he cares to remember. When Samuel comes face to face with a woman he has centuries of history with, she makes him work harder than he's ever worked on claiming asoul. Anauel has been charged to end Samuel, once and for all. She hates who he's become, she cannot stand his existence and she plans to do whatever it takes to bring him down. What she doesn't count on is his seduction making its way into her heart. Anauel plans to destroy him for everything he has become. But a big ‘what if’lingers over her: Can she send him down the path of atonement, or will Samuel lure her over in hopes of claiming her soul? Fighting lust and temptation, Anauel will need to fight harder than she's ever fought before; for her soul to live. In claiming the soul of an angel, Samuel will find himself also fighting against something he'scompletely unfamiliar with; the ability to feel something greater than lust and seduction... love.
 
 

 
Rescuing The Damaged One
by Faith
Genre: suspense, psychological
 
Bella Ramsey is a college student in her last year. She has made her life revolve around school, work, and studying. She is a survivor of childhood abuse; she doesn't see it that way. Bella believes she is damaged and unworthy of being loved. That is until... Blake Grant is a business owner. He is very successful; he wants Bella as his assistant and more. Blake is ready for the challenge to make her understand she is worth everything to him. Bella's past walks back into her life. It threatens her relationship, her life, and the lives of ones that she loves. She must kill or be killed. If not all will be lost for everyone.
 

 

Rosehead by Ksenia Anske
Genre: Fantasy / Magical realism
 
Rosehead: Misunderstood and overmedicated, twelve-year-old Lilith Bloom finds the prospect of a grand family reunion decidedly dull... That is, until she discovers that the rose garden surrounding her grandfather's Berlin mansion is, well, completely and utterly carnivorous. Armed with Panther, her talking pet whippet, and the help of the mute boy next door, Lilith must unravel the secrets behind the mysterious estate, all while her family remains gloriously unaware that they are about to be devoured.


      Stealing Time by K.J. Waters
Genre: Thriller Sci Fi
Stealing Time is a time travel thriller full of wild and windy hurricanes. The adventure begins on Friday the 13th on Ronnie Andrew's birthday, the day that Hurricane Charley makes landfall in Central Florida. Ronnie and her best friend, Stephanie McKay go their separate ways when Ronnie is invited to her boyfriend’s experimental weather lab to celebrate her birthday. During the storm Ronnie finds herself inexplicably thrown back in time to 1752. She lands in the clutches of Jack Ingram, a cruel Londoner, whose world is crumbling at the hands of an unprecedented shift in time. Steph returns home to prepare for the storm and her friend Nick joins her. Hamish, her orange tabby cat, escapes into the middle of the hurricane and Nick and Steph try to rescue the cat. Steph’s troubles are just beginning as she heads out into the wicked weather to rescue him. Join Ronnie and Steph on a epic adventure in book 1 of the Stealing Time trilogy out Hurricane Season 2014.
 
More about KJ WATERS Please check out my social media links below Contact Me Check out my website: www.kjwaters.com and stay tuned for a complete redesign coming soon. Follow me on twitter at @kamajowa I'm on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/KJ-Waters/206720056103502
for my author site, or my 'jury-rigged work around so I can like you back' facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/kj.waters.39 I have some photographs up on Fine Arts America at: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/kj-waters.html for sale, check it out!
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/kamajowa/ Audioboo voice messages: http://audioboo.fm/KJWaters All About Me page: http://about.me/kjwaters Brand Yourself Profile: http://kjwaters.brandyourself.com/ Instagram at kamajowa
 
 
Kelter by Jennifer Sage
 
Keltor is a Guardian of the light even though he exists nearly in Shadow, haunted by his past.His world, the world of the Guardians, is a dark reality that coexists in modern day with ours.Behind the warm veils of our lives a war rages against the Shadow Demons and the Guardians protect as much of humanity as they can, still believing in us as a race.There is one person alive, a Keeper, who has within her the power to tilt the scales one way or another in this war. With the ability to damn the Light or the Dark and no knowledge of how to she is supposed to do either, Liz is nearly a helpless pawn. A pawn that is about to find herself completely powerless against a force greater than she has ever known. A Guardian who lost his heart centuries ago. A female who has never really known her own. Laws that prevent them from ever finding solace in the other. Far different laws that prevent them from turning away. A choice must be made and it’s one that could bring the most vile of Demons back from the seven hells. The Guardians are among us…and this one is forbidden fruit.
Amazon Kindle:
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More About Jennifer Sage:
website : www.jennifersage.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorjennifersage


 
Ireland Still Calls My Name by Ryter Rong
Genre: Historical fiction
The title of my book is Ireland Still Calls My Name. My story begins with the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland, September of 1649. Cromwell sells my protagonist into slavery. She eventually ends up in America where she is bred with an African slave to produce an unusual looking livestock for their owner. All she wants is the freedom to return home.

My book will be out later this year and available on Amazon. You can keep up with me either via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ryter.rong. Or via my blog at http://ryterrong.wordpress.com/


 
Pam Schillman
Ron Stelle
Wendi Starusnak
Matthew Harrill
Beverly Cialone
Nikki Groom
Robert Niswander
Rick Johnson
 

 


By Pam Schillman
 
Erotica - short stories text sent in a long distance relationship to keep it spicey so far away and keep us connected.
https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=550439228375990 Author page link if this can go on also. And thank you!
 
 
 
The Globe by Ron Stelle
Genre: Supernatural thriller
 
It was just another day at “THE Pawn Shop” until a strange little man walked in carrying what looked like a snow globe with black snow in it. Speaking in a strange dialect the striking man with the long ponytail tells the proprietor, “Legend has it that whoever owns the talisman will have the power to win wars and topple other tribes, err yup.” Soon, three strangers are drawn into a quest that will take them to the destroyed city of Pompeii to face the wrath of Teuates and the mountain of Vesuvius. It will be the choices made by our brave band of unlikely heroes, as they phase in and out of time that will determine their fate as well as the fate of the world.
 
 

 
Detached by Wendi Starusnak
Genre: Psychological Horror 
Synopsis: I’m Emily Ruth Fleischer and this book written by me is the only one of its kind. I can never let anyone know the horrible things that my father did or the secrets that my family had kept hidden for years. If anyone ever found out then that would mean they would also know what I did. I’m not even sure if I have fully come to terms with all of that yet myself. But I had to get it all out of my head and write it somewhere. So here it is: the worst of what happened in my life (hopefully) and the terrible secrets that I found out in the year 1976.
I have a facebook event scheduled for the release of my second book, Deranged that I'm inviting everyone to. It's called Release Party For Deranged and is scheduled for July 31st. 

 
Hellbounce by Matthew W. Harrill
Genre: horror
As a psychologist in a prison hospital, Eva Ross had always dealt with her share of sinners. The corrupt, the insane, their minds were all hers to unlock. But when those around her, those she trusted with her life start to exhibit the same characteristics, she is forced to turn to a stranger, a man whose name she is incapable of even remembering, for sanctuary. Follow Eva as she crosses continents to unlock the answers, and her eventual destiny. Hellbounce. Demons don't always hide in the dark.

 
The Medicine Man book one by Beverly Cialone
Genre: Romance and Native American
 

Meet Ashwin, a full-blooded Cherokee doctor and Shaman who becomes involved with Kasey, the office manager of the posh, ocean-front resort and condominium complex where they both live. They develop a fast, close bond, and Kasey is devastated when she learns that he must go out of town for two weeks. She tries to remain stoic for the sake of their budding relationship, but a tragic turn of events forces Ashwin to return early from his trip in order to be by her side. Once his jealous ex-fiance enters the picture, things only become more challenging as Ashwin fights to save his beloved Kasey, as well as to prevent his ex-fiance from doing even more damage, both to herself and the people he loves.

 
Holding Aces by Nikki Groom
Genre: Contemporary Adult Romance
 
Holding Aces is part one of a two part Adult Contemporary Romance series that contains mature sexual content and language and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**
They say that time heals all wounds. But mine are set in so deeply, they’ve taken on a life of their own, lurking in the shadows at every turn and haunting my thoughts. The girl I once was has been replaced by a stranger. I don’t even know who I am anymore. I run. And I hide. Pretending to be someone I’m not… Until I meet Denham King. My burst of color in an otherwise grey world. And for the first time in my life, I find myself running towards someone instead of running away. But fate can be cruel, But fate can be cruel, and I can’t escape my past. Can I?
Purchase Links: AMAZON US- http://amzn.com/B00KLO4M9U

 
See Our World by Robert Niswander
 
Book Description for See Our World A poets view on our world looking at life and today's society. Have a look at these amazing poems and see if your view is the same.
 

 
Trailer Trash by Rick Johnson
Genre: comedy/ humor
 
It was supposed to be a bumper deer crop for the deer hunters in the county. It turned out to be a bumper crop of dear dead men, wearing priest’s collars. It’s bad enough when you are the one finding the dead bodies. It’s plumb awful when you are the man known as Trailer Trash. Join in the often hilarious, sometimes poignant, and always entertaining, epic adventure of Trailer Trash.
 
 
 The authors might have left the Matrix but you are more than welcome to stay and see what they left behind.

 
 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 


 
 




 


 

 




 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 
 



Friday, May 30, 2014

Penning the Perfect Sunday

Penning the Perfect Sunday
 
 
       With summer coming I thought I would put away the horror stories for a few seconds and dish out a little bit of frozen delight or a little bit of non - sense, depending on how you look at it or who you ask. Some might even say that this is time wasted when I could have been working on another book. Well... I needed a break from all the chaos running rampant in my head.
       So, here I go, "Penning the Perfect Sunday", a comparison between writing a book and making a sunday ( you know, the hot fudge kind of sunday ).
       Do you know that writing a book can be compared to constructing a sunday? Now before you say this is stupid and I'm full of shit, hear me out.
       First I'll start with what goes into making a sunday then the comparison it has to writing a book.
       First you'll need some type of bowl to put everything in. Sundays come in all sizes, so the size of the bowl depends on how big you want your sunday. A spoon to stuff it all into your mouth will be nice. Now comes the ice cream. There are a couple of ways of doing this, you can go the traditional route and use plain vanilla ice cream or you can be adventurous and use one or a few of the hundreds of already flavored ice creams.
 

 
       How big your sunday is also depends on how much ice cream you put into your bowl; one scoop, two scoop, three scoop, four, you decide. Now comes the toppings and there's a wide variety to choose from. You have the traditional flavors; hot fudge, caramel, and strawberry but if you are the type to think out side of the bowl there is pineapple, raspberries, blueberries, Cherry's and peanut butter. The toppings are endless.
       Okay, we have a bowl, spoon, some ice cream and toppings, now if you want to be real adventurous there is also the option of adding EXTRA toppings like; sprinkles, crushed cookies, M & M's, chocolate chips and brownies.
       When you're satisfied with all the fixings for your sunday there is the whip cream, out of the can or tub, it doesn't matter. It's your sunday, so what ever you like, goes.
       Alright, we now have a bowl, a spoon to eat the cocktail of heavenly goodness with, some ice cream, toppings, extra toppings and whip cream, now just one last thing to finish the sunday and that would be... a nice, red round cherry on top of the mountain of sinful delight.
 

 
 
       Now the comparison.
       Your bowl in the writer's world would be a tablet of paper or a computer of some sorts. Just like putting in the amount of ice cream determines how big your sunday will be, how many words a writer puts into his book determines how big his book will be. The spoon to a writer would be a pen / pencil or a key board. The flavor toppings being put onto a sunday could be the genre of the book; horror, comedy, children's, erotic, romantic, adventure and so on. The whip cream and EXTRA toppings are the characteristics of his / her characters in the story. Now just like finishing off a sunday by putting a cherry on top, to a writer... his / her cherry on top is the book cover.
       Now try building your own sunday and while you're at it, try penning your own perfect sunday.
      That my friends is my comparison of making a sunday to writing a book. That what you get when a writer stops writing his books to write some non - sense.
 
       Check out my perfect sunday along with it's cherry at;
 
       US link;
 
       UK link;
 

 
 
TRY PENNING YOUR PERFECT SUNDAY

 
 
 





Sunday, March 30, 2014

MY WRITING PROCESS BLOG TOUR

MY WRITING PROCESS BLOG TOUR
 
 
 
      A friend of mine asked me if I would take part in a blog tour that she was also doing. I said "sure". How could I say no. So... today is my turn at the blog tour so here I go.
      The blog tour is where writers and authors answer questions about their writing process. My friend Ryter Rong posted hers last week. You can check her writing process out at; http://ryterrong.wordpress.com/
 
      WHAT AM I WORKING ON?
 
      I just got my first book published with Imaginary Publishing. The title of my book is; Kringle, a twisted Christmas tale. It's a horror story with a little bit of Christmas cheer tossed in. If you like horror and Christmas, you'll like Kringle. It's got the best of both worlds then some. You can find it at; http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J5HVGIY .The next story I'm working on is called Scarecrow, with a third book not too far behind called Twisted Madness and then a fourth book called Raggedy Ann which will probably be turned into two book.
 
      HOW DOES MY WORK DIFFER FROM OTHERS IN ITS GENRE?
 
      Even though my books are of the horror genre, I try to push the boundaries of being twisted, demented and dark. I try to take my stories to another level of horror. I take things that are happy and joyful and turn them into dark and demented things that can only be found in my head.
 
      WHY DO I WRITE WHAT I DO?
 
      Well... I've always loved horror ever since I was a kid. When I was a kid, I told my self that I wanted to write when I got older and write stories how I think they should be written. Now that I'm older, I'm in the position to do so starting with Kringle. Writing what I do is also my therapy. It's how I vent and pour my anger into.
 
      HOW DOES YOUR WRITING PROCESS WORK?
 
      Well lets see, I don't write a story from start to end. I usually start with the ending then the middle or beginning and then I let the other scenes of the book fall into place like a puzzle. I will take all kinds of notes and research first, putting everything on paper then when I think I'm done, I'll start to put it all together on the computer.  
 
Thank you for taking time out of your day to read my turn at the blog tour


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

DREAMS

DREAMS
 

   When I was a kid, I used to dream a lot, just like any other boy my age. I dreamed about many things, some of which I can't remember but there are three that stick out in my mind really well.

 
 

One of the dreams that comes to mind is that I always wanted to be a super hero with super strength and be able to fly. The second dream was to one day go to Walt Disney World with my family which at the time was my mom, dad and three sisters. The third dream that I can remember always having when I was a kid was to be a writer and write all kinds of stories.

                                                                                                        
 
   Even though I am now 44 ( so says my wife. I still think she is wrong. ) I never did become a super hero with super strength or fly but in 2010 I did go to Walt Disney World. It wasn't with my mom, dad or sisters but I did take my wife and three sons. That was the BEST vacation ever. As of March 21, 2014 at 1am another long time dream came true. I became a published Author for Imaginary Publishing.
 
 
Author; RON CHAPMAN
Cover artist; RYAN CHAPMAN
Cover model; RYTER RONG
Publisher; Heart Powered Publishing
Agent; FL HOPE ( FAITH )
 
   I can't begin to describe how I felt when my publisher texted me and told me that Kringle had been released and then to hear my wife screaming and hollering for joy when I called her on my lunch break,
 
 
   My point being... except for not being a super hero, dreams do come true. All you have to do is dream and don't just dream, dream big because the sky IS NOT the limit. And also, don't let anyone tell you no or tell you different because they are the sorry asses that wish they had followed their dream but didn't. They are the dream killers.
 
 
   Remember though, that's all a dream will ever be is just a dream unless you wake up and make your dreams a reality. I did.
 
 

                                               
 
                                                                                          
 
 
 
This is my world. You have been invited into it. So now, sit back and enjoy.