Thursday, February 2, 2017

#RPBP Featured Author of The Week Susan Joyce @SusanJourneys #WLM #99cent #memoirs

A Visit With Rukia Publishing Featured Author Of The Week
Award Winning Author Susan Joyce

Author, editor and publisher Susan Joyce
Born in Los Angeles California, Susan Joyce spent most of her childhood in Tucson, Arizona and returned to LA as a young working woman. Inspired as a child by postcards from her globe-trotting great aunt, Susan left the United States at age 20 to see the world.

She planned on being gone for a year, but ended up living her 20s and 30s in Europe and the Middle East. As a Jill of all trades, she worked as a secretary, freelance writer, taught computer classes, wrote songs, and became an accomplished artist while writing her first children's book, "Peel, the Extraordinary Elephant."

An award winning author and editor of children's books, Susan's first adult book in her memoir series, "The Lullaby Illusion--A Journey of Awakening" is a travelogue of the politics of Europe, the United States, and Israel during a twelve year 'roller-coaster' period of her life and an adventure of survival through friends and sheer determination.

The Lullaby Illusion was awarded
• Readers' Favorite 5-Stars and the 2014 GOLD Medal Winner, Non-Fiction--Travel in the 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards.
• Honorable Mention Prize Winner--2014 Stargazer Literary Prizes

Her second memoir "Good Morning Diego Garcia" published in February 2016 is about transitting the Indian Ocean in monsoon season.

Visit the author at the following links
Twitter handle: @SusanJourneys
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​The Lullaby Illusion is available in digital or paperback format
The harrowing personal journey of a young American woman facing seemingly insurmountable situations while living in the Middle East and Europe. After many miscarriages and the loss of a child in childbirth on the island of Cyprus, Susan seeks solace in creating art and recording her vivid dreams. 

From Cyprus's bloody coup and war in 1974, a rescue from a sinking ship in the Indian Ocean, learning of her husband's secret life, and surviving his deadly assault in Belgium, she discovers her ticking clock is not the child she fails to produce, but rather her creative potential. Following her dreams and intuition, she successfully reinvents herself as artist and writer.


You’re young, living comfortably in southern California. You’re financially secure, though you don’t know why or how. Your husband simply ignores you when you ask too many questions.
He’s hoping for another job overseas, doing something. You’re not sure what, but you suspect it’s not what he says.
You marriage is shaky. You survived a war in Cyprus together, and lost everything. Now you’re basically biding time.
A letter arrives from friends you knew in Cyprus. They’re sailing a new yacht from Taiwan to Europe for a Swedish millionaire. You’re invited to join them in Sri Lanka, as crew. Neither of you knows boats, but you’ll learn — it will be the trip of a lifetime, cruising the Indian Ocean in a pleasure yacht!
And, it turns out, in monsoon season. With no charts. And an emotionally unstable crew mate. What could possibly go wrong?

SPOILER: everything.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

"A sensual romance about a love that transcends time..." #NewRelease #romance #RPBP #Giveaway

I Will Follow: To Eternity And Beyond 
is a heady and sensual romance about a love that transcends time and place.
written by Ju Ephraime

Catherine is living a dream life, rescued from an orphanage and married to her best friend. Life couldn’t get any better, and she is the envy of everyone in the little town where she lives. But it turns into a nightmare the day she is given the news that will change her life forever… Her fairy tale life becomes a living hell on earth. 

For two years she exists, barely acknowledging one day from the next. Suddenly, without any warning, a stranger walks into her life, and everything is about to change. Is Catherine ready for the change, or is she still only living to die?

Titus is only visiting the home of his brother-in-law’s distant cousin. He isn’t looking for a relationship; neither is he searching for love. Yet, they both find him, with no advanced warning. Titus is not one to succumb without a fight, and boy does he fight, but it seems the harder he fights, the more the force pushing him into Catherine’s waiting arms fights back.

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"Ju Ephraime's historical romance, I Will Follow: To Eternity And Beyond, is a heady and sensual romance about a love that transcends time and place. Catherine and Cameron are marvelous characters. She's the guiding star that he's inescapably drawn to, and he's the knight in shining armor who snatches her from the clutches of an unscrupulous nun who means her nothing but harm. This novel is set in the pre-WWI years, and the author does a beautiful job of setting the scene, especially in the care she takes with the descriptions of the landed gentility and the growing in roads the automobile makes into the British countryside. While there are a number of scenes involving love-making and sensuality, they are well-written and appropriate for an adult audience. The paranormal aspect of this novel is also enticing and adds a touch of mystery to the plot. I Will Follow: To Eternity And Beyond is most highly recommended."Jack Magnus - Readers' Favorite 

Enjoy A Sample from Chapter 21
     Catherine continued on her way to her greenhouse, grateful she’d not run into Titus. She liked to think of him as Titus, not Lord Braithwaite, which somehow seemed too formal. He made her feel things. Things she hadn’t felt in years, and she resented him for it. She wanted him gone from Chatterwoods and her life back to being the way it was before the dinner party.

     She spent a very satisfying morning taking care of her plants and working on a new scent she was trying to create. It was almost there, but something was missing. She had to go through the oils she had in her small apothecary to see if there was anything there she could use to enhance the scent.

     Exhausted from the events of the previous night and everything that had taken place, including Titus entering her room, Catherine left the greenhouse and proceeded to go to her room. A long soak in her tub was what she needed. Catherine found it both a pleasure and a torture to soak in the tub. It reminded her so much of Cameron. He used to love to bathe her or use the bath water after her. She missed all these things about him. Everything about life excited him, and he had infected her with that excitement. It was like a contagion. Now that he was gone, she missed that excitement. 

     It was almost time for supper, so she got dressed, left her room, and was making her way to Suzan’s room to check up on her when she came face to face with Lord Braithwaite, walking out of Cameron’s room. Two things hit her at the same time. She could have sworn she saw Cameron walking out of his room. Rubbing her eyes, she looked again, but it was only Titus Braithwaite. He didn’t look like Cameron, except in their well-developed musculature, so how could she have mistaken the two? But all this aside, why was Lord Braithwaite still at Chatterwoods?
Ju Ephraime writes steamy high heat romances, packed with emotions and strong alpha characters and always a wonderful, happy ever after. She has won several awards for her writing, and had even seconded in Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest, with her White Magic Woman. When not writing romance novels, Ju could be found writing children’s books, which includes her, Too-Clever series, a collection of ten children stories. Ju writes her children's stories under, Dr. Julia E. Antoine. These days she stays busy helping in the community and donating her services to a not-for-profit organization, which she helped establish. Presently, she resides in CT where she has lived with her family for the past thirty years. She still misses her time on the sunny Caribbean islands, but takes pleasure in using them as backdrops to some of her stories.

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"...steamy, provocative and fresh..." ~Midwest Book review

"a new level of heat!" ~Readers’ Favorite
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Monday, January 30, 2017

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Jack's Magical Beanstalk & Sam's Quandary Book 4

​The fourth and final book of the Jack’s Magical Beanstalk Series
finds Jack and Sam living happily on the farm. Sam is able to visit his family by climbing up the magical beanstalk. When Jack becomes sick with Giant Fever Sam must try to find the spice, saffron, somewhere in the supposedly uninhabited castle. Sam is surprised by two adolescent giants, Buck and Ben, playing in the former mansion of the deceased giants. They whet their appetites by capturing humans in the surrounding forests.
While Sam struggles to acquire the spice, Zeke cares for the delirious Jack. Jack confesses the attraction he still has for Zeke. Zeke has been very fond of Jack, too. Jack’s temptation with Zeke stirs tension between Jack and Sam. But when Lorene becomes deathly ill with Giant Fever, Sam had to seek more saffron from the castle. He is caught by Buck and Ben. Calhoun, a former love interest, rescues Sam. Calhoun mends the broken bond he had with Sam in their scheme to steal the spice. Sam realizes Jack’s temptation with Zeke as Sam becomes confused about who to choose, Jack or Calhoun, and survive the wrath of the teenage giants. Will Jack resurrect his relationship with Sam when he goes to the castle to look for a permanent supply of saffron?

One time after Jack and Sam had visited Sam’s family, Jack became quite ill. Fighting a fever, he had never experienced, he scoffed at Sam’s concern that he had Giant Fever. Lorene had never seen the symptoms of this dreaded disease but soon began to believe Sam was right.

Five days after Jack became sick, Lorene requested privacy with Sam, after Jack fell asleep. Zeke and Adam had just received orders from Jack to schedule the harvesting of the corn crop and left Jack’s bedroom.

“I’m worried about Jack. I have never seen him sick like this through all his childhood. Tell me more about this Giant Fever that your father and brothers had weathered.” Lorene wringed her hands with worry.

Lorene’s concerned demeanor was obvious to Sam. “I know he has it. He has every symptom I’ve seen with my brothers and father. Chills, cold sweats, very high fever are the beginning symptoms. If the fever is not broken soon he will become delirious and incoherent.”

“Isn’t there anything we can do?”

“The giants cooked meat. A broth from that can stop the fever. Poultry with a special rare seasoning is the best cure. My sense of smell can detect it. But since no giant has lived in the castle since we came back, there is no way to get that food or that seasoning.”

“Do you know what that spice is?” Lorene’s pupils narrowed to pinholes. “Maybe we can get some at market.”

“I think it is saffron. I have asked all the vendors if they have it. No one’s ever heard of it. The best thing we can do is keep applying cold compresses and change the bedding everyday with warm sheets and blankets.” Sam’s thoughts drifted away from the conversation as Lorene continued to seek more remedies. I could go to the castle. Maybe I could search in the cabinets or near the stove for this spice. But the rumors about it make finding it difficult. They kept it stored away so we could never find it. But I have been the only human who has developed the sense of smell to detect it. It’s worth a try. “I’m climbing the beanstalk and I’ll go to the castle. I’ll search the kitchen. Now that there are no giants it will be easy to look. I can take my time and be more thorough.”

“Oh, Sam, be careful. I worry about you going there, even if there have been no giants, lately.”

“I best go now. Jack may become delirious soon.”

Lorene hugged and kissed Sam, like a mother. “Be careful.”

Sam told Zeke and Adam where he was going and to presume their roles as managers of the farm for the time being. He grabbed his knapsack and headed toward the magical beanstalk.

Standing in front of the giant, magical beanstalk, Sam whispered words of hope, while grasping and squeezing simultaneously, “If you have the magic that peculiar, old man prophesized, lead me to spice, saffron that will cure Jack of Giant Fever.”

Sam catapulted in a rush up the beanstalk in a whirlwind, leaving the farm and Jack behind. He landed in a bounding leap to the side of the castle’s kitchen door. He fell with a thud, and billowed a cloud of dust upon his arrival. Blowing and waving with his hands the particles of a cloud of obscure illusions from his sight, Sam beheld the kitchen pantry within his reach. He stood up from his confused and wobbly perception of his surroundings to focus more clearly. Before him was a rack of canned goods and spices in sealed containers. He scoured the contents of the spices, unaware which one might contain saffron. He picked up each jar, inspecting it thoroughly. He picked up a very light, tightly sealed jar. The label contained the images of two gods in mortal battle.

This must be it- saffron. Why did they put an image like that upon the jar unless they met to fool us? It is extremely light like the spice should be. Sam attempted to unscrew the tight lid, but it failed to giver no matter how much strength he applied.

All of a sudden, a loud thunderous bellow of words echoed from within the castle. He barely understood the words spoken but soon realized he was not alone. A cacophonous, shrill screaming match ensued, sounding like two juvenile demons. There tones of voice were definitely not hospitable. Sam took the warning and hid behind the jars on the pantry shelf.

Peering behind one labeled, aphrodisiac, Sam watched as two young giants, still massive in size but with youthful faces and bodies entered the pantry. They each grabbed an assortment of jars in their massive hands. Fortunately the jars they gathered were not be the ones camouflaging Sam. He listened and watched them plot.

“Those human dudes we caught yesterday were mighty tasty.” The bigger giant snickered. Taller by a foot. This beast had long blond hair, capped with a cowboy hat, like the shorter giant. The smaller giant had long black hair. Dressed similarly to Jack, Zeke, or Adam, and even Sam, they wore plaid, flannel shirts, suede leather chaps, and cowboy boots.

“But, Buck, we must find us more this time. Just one was not enough for me.” The shorter giant insisted on whetting his appetite with more human delicacies.

“Ben, you heard what Mother said, ‘Eating too many humans will stunt your growth.’”

“She may have a point. You grew a foot last year; I only grew a couple of inches. I was hanging out with Fat Wally then."

“I know. Mother told me to keep an eye on you. That is why you aren’t playing with him anymore.” 

Buck unscrewed the lids off the jars he had removed from the shelf. He set them on the stove, along with Ben’s jars. “Find out what spices you have.” Buck proceeded to smell each of the opened jars.

“We can’t tell Mother and Father about this hideout. We have to keep it our secret.” Ben removed the lids form his containers.

After smelling the contents, Buck screwed the lids back on his jars. “None of these have that spice Mother cooks with. Do any of yours smell like it?”

“No, but I smelled cinnamon and clove. They would make humans taste good with sugar.”

“You should leave out the sugar if you want to grow tall like me. This is too obvious a place for saffron to be stored, anyway. Mother and Father always have it hidden somewhere. Let’s try upstairs.”

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