Lisa Bilbrey: Journey Collection Cover Reveal

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Cover Reveal of Journey Collection by Lisa Bilbrey/used with permission

With the final novella of Lisa Bilbrey’s Journey Collection released earlier this month, all four romance stories have been released in a collection.

Bilbrey, mother of three, has been married to her high school sweetheart since 1996. In late 2011 she joined Michele Richard and Laura Braley and opened Renaissance Romance Publishing.

Bilbrey said she started writing as a way to express herself, and from the first word she wrote she found her heart and soul.

The Journey Collection is the story of Travis McCoy’s life as a high school football star on a journey of love and self-discovery.

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Journey Collection summaries (by Lisa Bilbrey, reposted with permission)

The Journey Home

The Sharks’ star quarterback, Travis McCoy has it all, until an injury ends his season early. When he receives an invitation to attend the big homecoming game from his alma mater, Travis decides it’s time to face his past. The journey home sends Travis down a path that he never expects. Will he be able to come to grips when everything around him is spiraling out of control?

The Journey of Champions

Travis McCoy thought the journey home would be the hardest choice he ever had to make. It isn’t until he finds himself walking out the door and leaving his family behind that he realizes his journey is only just beginning. Now, with only a handful of weeks until Christmas, Travis tries to find his way back home. This time, he plans on staying forever.

The Journey to Forever

Finally back in the warm embrace of his family, Travis McCoy relishes every moment he gets to spend with his wife and son. After almost losing them due to his own selfishness, he makes the decision to never let go of his family again. With his plan set in motion, Travis, Penelope, and Max start a new journey, one that leads them to forever.

The Journey to a New Life

Travis McCoy’s journey has led him down a road of changes where he found the love of his life and their child. Travis, Penelope, and Max have struggled during their time apart, found their way back home, and finally tied their lives together as a family. Now, Penelope and Travis find themselves on a new journey, one that leads them to the greatest gift of all.

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English author draws inspiration from sci-fi pros in debut novel

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English author JJ Marshall publishes debut novel, When the World Ends (photo used with permission)

20-year-old JJ Marshall loves science fiction or sci-fi – and loves to write in his favorite genre.

The Berkshire, England-based author is still pursuing a career in teaching, but in between his studies he managed to publish his debut novel, “When the World Ends,” back in July.

Self-publishing company AuthorHouse brought his story to life – and Marshall is excited to see his name in print. “Writing has always been a hobby and a passion of mine from a very young age,” Marshall said, adding that he credits J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series for inspiring him to “write for myself and to create worlds beyond our own.”

Marshall said Rowling is one of his top inspirational writers, as well as Charlaine Harris (author of vampire book series which inspired HBO’s True Blood) and Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games’ author, among others.

He also draws inspiration from TV show writers such as Joss Whedon (of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly fame), J.J. Abrams (creator of cult-favorite LOST), Steven Moffat (creator of UK-based Sherlock), and Jane Espenson (showrunner and consulting producer for Once Upon a Time and co-creator/showrunner of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland).

“Their work and the way that they construct characters and stories spur and challenge me to create my own little realities,” Marshall explained. “So welcome to one of my little realities!”

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Descriptive Excerpt from “When the World Ends” (used with permission)

“We’re here as a terrorist cell looking to bring down the Board of Officials that essentially controls the entire Human Race. Those on Earth may have their own figures of authority in the Spheres but whether they ultimately live or die depends on decisions that the Board make. If we take them down then Humanity after they’re gone can only be better.”

At the dawn of the 22nd Century, Earth is dead. A lethal alien organism has rendered the planet uninhabitable and a small fraction of humanity has retreated to Space and the Moon. Those that remain on Earth are trapped in huge Spheres that encompass entire cities, tinted to defend against the deadly UV radiation that the atmosphere no longer protects Humanity from.

17-year-old Alec Corbett lives aboard the adapted International Space Station. One ordinary day in his mundane life he transforms his potential when he discovers information that could expose the corruption of the Board of Officials that now controls humanity. Armed with nothing but knowledge and his friend Jonah Jones by his side, Alec’s righteous judgment leads them on a merciless and unforgiving path.

For there is one key problem – the information comes from his father Landon Corbett; a member of the Board. Pitted against his own flesh and blood, Alec finds himself in a unique position to end the Board of Officials’ dictatorship over Humanity.

However, all is not as it seems and as the stakes grow increasingly higher, Humanity reaches the brink of all-out-war. Only Alec and his group of friends can peacefully negate the situation, but it all depends on whether or not anyone will listen to a 17-year-old boy.

Pick up your copy of “When the World Ends” today and learn the fate of JJ Marshall’s world:

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Burn by Brooke Cumberland Releases Today; Sign up for Giveaway

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“Burn” by Brooke Cumberland

“Burn” by Brooke Cumberland is the second book in the SPARK series, and released on 10/1/13. “Spark,” the first book in the series, released back in July to rave reviews on Amazon.com. Reviewers said they enjoyed the fast-paced read.
Synopsis
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Just when Velaney thinks she is safe again…her worst nightmare comes back to haunt her.
Eric is dealing with his own insecurities as he tries to accept Velaney’s decision to help the enemy…can he get past it? Will they be there for each other in the end?
Eric struggles to step aside and trust Velaney…but will his past keep him from doing so? Can he let go in order to move forward?
Velaney and Eric had their fair share of ups and downs in SPARK…their love was undeniable and intense. Just when you think they could get their happily ever after…pasts collide and merge together…will they fight for what they want?
Or will their love crash and burn?
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Brooke Cumberland – Author of Burn (release date 10/1/13)

About the Author
Brooke Cumberland is a Mid-Western gal, from Wisconsin. (Go Packers!) She’s a stay-at-home mom of three children (one daughter & two stepsons) and a black furry dog. She studied psychology in college, and counseling and education in graduate school. It’s here Cumberland found her love for writing.
Most days Cumberland is reading or writing, or just hanging out with her family. She loves movies, cooking, and shopping. She’s addicted to Starbucks, Coach purses, and wearing yoga pants.
Connect with Brooke Cumberland
Twitter @blcumberland
Places to Purchase “Spark” by Brooke Cumberland
(#1 in Spark Series; “Burn” is the second release)
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