Dragonfly Books is pleased to announce two NEW releases just in time for holiday reading and gift-giving.
“Loving Bitsy” by Virginia Dare
Bitsy Russo is trapped in an abusive marriage. Lawyer Simon Levine is trapped in an abusive marriage of his own. Living in the same apartment building in the borough of Queens, New York they pass like ships in the night until Simon takes a second look at the shy young woman. Little does he know she’s taken a second look of her own. Recognizing the signs of abuse, Simon wants to rescue Bitsy. But, does Bitsy need to be rescued or will she be strong enough to save herself? Tensions build, tempers flare, and passion erupts in this contemporary tale of domestic violence, hidden romance, and unexpected courage.
The first in the “Loving Bitsy” series.
“Holiday Heat” by Starla Hartless
Fans of Starla Hartless will be thrilled with the latest addition to her “Cougar Love Series”.
Is it passion or is it love? After her divorce, Roxanne Woods left Sweetwater, Tennessee for a lucrative position with Torrid Publishing in New York City. Enjoying life in the big city she loved her job, her friends, and wasn’t looking for love. Then younger cover designer, Adam Drake, sweeps her off her feet. Stunned by the passion he unleashes in her she struggles with her feelings and the fact she sees herself as a cougar. Twists and turns make her head spin. Is she developing deeper feelings for the young stud muffin? Should she continue to resist his advances or relax and enjoy the ride? Meanwhile, her married sister Dawn who lives hundreds of miles away in sunny California has problems of her own. Will one sister find love while the other struggles to hold onto the life she’s created? More than just another steamy love story, the second book in the Cougar Love Series tackles sibling relationships, contemporary romance, and whether age difference in a relationship makes a difference.
This is a HOT holiday romance!
Roxanne and Adam love to cook for one another. Check out their holiday recipes at the end of the book.
Two author contestants will be chosen as winners. The PRIZE?
A full year, 12 MONTHS, of complete publishing services: editing, formatting, cover art and promotion for winning entry.
We will promote on all social media. Hashtags on all posts.
Our mission is to give new indie writers exposure in the market.
We are writers ourselves and want to promote the world of indie writers.
Book can be any genre
Book does not have to be professionally edited
Book cannot be under contract to another publisher
One entry per author All entries must be submitted by Sept. 15, 2019, at 11:59 PM Eastern time
Formats: MOBI, EPUB, Word, PDF either digital or hard copy
Books can be submitted via email (DragonflyBooks@outlook.com) Remember to put contest entry in the subject line.
Or Mail to:
Dragonfly Books, P.O. Box 26283, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37912
Winners to be announced Jan. 1, 2020
The manuscript submissions will be read by three judges who will choose the winners.
THE CRAZY WRITER COUPLE WILL ALSO BE IN ATTENDANCE
AT THE PUMPKIN PALOOZA
Pumpkin Palooza Family Festival
September 28, 2019
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Greenway Park & Pavilion, Cleveland, TN 37932
Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 1 PM – 5 PM EDT
Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College
3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard
Cumming, GA 30041
EVENT JUST ADDED!
AUTHORS GUILD OF TENNESSEE
LENOIR CITY HARVEST FESTIVAL
OCT. 19 FROM 10 AM – 2 PM
DOWNTOWN LENOIR CITY TN
WILL BE THERE SIGNING BOOKS
ADAM MITCHELL’S NEW BOOK
“BEER, WOMEN AND THE WRITTEN WORD”
IS OUR FEATURED BOOK FOR SEPTEMBER
WE SEE A FUTURE BEST SELLER HERE!
This book follows the path of Mitchell’s semi-autobiographical alter ego, Harry Block.
Through the highs and lows of a job he hates, impending parenthood, the trials, and misadventures of redemption, and a rather long and successful in alcoholism.
All the while dealing with the struggles of the written word and writer’s block (no pun intended)
“Beer, Women, and the Written Word is a slice of life with all its grit and grime, hope for a better future, and the determination to overcome the unexpected obstacles fate loves to throw in our way, and a denouement so twisted I wanted to scream.”
“Put aside your inhibitions and sensitivity and dive into a book whose writing has been compared to James Joyce and Henry Fielding.” Between the Beats
Cover Design: Rachel Bostwick
On Sept. 11, 2001, Mike Dobbs’ life was forever changed. Reeling from his nightmare experience in New York’s subway as the twin towers collapsed, he retreats from his high-power Wall Street life to his run-down country house. Coping with PTSD he resorts to single malt Scotch to dull the memories of death and destruction. Soon he is embroiled in the life of Eileen Benoit and her 7-year old daughter Megan as they flee Eileen’s abusive ex-husband. Suddenly Mike is thrown into a world he knows nothing about, and he is forced to answer the question, how far would you go for someone you love?
Re-released with a new cover, signed copies available now at:
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We have two books for your reading pleasure with another long-awaited book coming at the end of August.
Already in pre-order on
Amazon Kindle and available in paperback, the latest romance from Starla
Hartless is the first in a series of cougar love stories. Book one, “Dear
Libby…”, will be released on Kindle on July 4th. Order
before then and you can get it for the introductory price of $.99! This is a
HOT Summer Read!
“Sparks fly when older advice columnist, Sadie
Broward, meets the grandson of a publishing magnate from New York City. Jake Stark
is sent by his grandfather Richard to the small town of Sweetwater, Tennessee
to interview one of the candidates for a position in the family’s national
publications. Sadie feels Jake is looking down his nose at her and her town.
Jake inserts himself uninvited into her life. When she travels to New York City
to meet the Board of Directors of Stark Publications she is unprepared for the
adventures that follow. She meets Pepper Vandenberg, Jake’s purported fiancee
to be. Is Jake using Sadie to make Pepper jealous or is there more to their
passion than what happens in the bedroom? This is a story about chance
encounters leading to unexpected liaisons. When Fate steps in, common sense
flies out the window. A steamy romance from one of the author’s of “Carved
“This book gives hope to all cougars, there is a
special someone out there. 5-stars!” Michelle Martin
“A 5-star book that kept me reading all night even
when my glasses steamed up!” Elizabeth Horton-Newton, Co-Author “Carved Wooden
“Song of Simon” by author C.A. Sanders is being re-released with a new cover by designer Rachel Bostwick through Dragonfly Books! A fantasy to be enjoyed by adults young and old, it will be available to pre-order for $.99 July 8th through July 14th. The price will go up July 21st so grab it now! Treat yourself to an exciting adventure this summer!
“Life was never sweet for Simon. He lived in suburban New York, dodging high school bullies and strumming his guitar. Things were about to get much worse. Simon is drawn into the land of Algavar, where High Priestess Teretha has imprisoned their god in amber. He falls into a holy war led by Ilyana, a renegade priestess who claims to be the Messiah. Simon agrees to accompany Ilyana on a quest to kill Teretha, and he sinks hip-deep into the violence and despair that permeate Algavar. Will Simon become the hero Ilyana believes he is, or will he lose his soul in a bloody world so different from his own?”
“Beer, Women, and the Written Word” by Adam Mitchell
A raunchy semi-autobiographical tale that is sometimes funny, sometimes painful, and a great read beginning to end. Harry Block is a writer who struggles to write a number one best seller while drinking, working in a grocery market, having sex with women, and getting into crazy situations at every turn. A rollicking tale of mishaps and mayhem in Britain.Think James Joyce meets Tom Jones in the 21st century.
Author Elizabeth Horton-Newton has released three of her most popular Electric Eclectic Novelettes in paperback format through Dragonfly Books! “Old Habits”, “April Showers”, and “Chattanooga Choo Choo” can be found on Amazon, sized perfectly to fit in your purse, backpack, or carry-on.
Don’t forget August 1-4 author Elizabeth Horton-Newton will be at The Indie Bookfest in Orlando, Florida. Get your tickets here!
Elizabeth will be on two panels.
Look for her in Room 2
10-10:45: What Makes Romance Sweet? What’s the difference between romance that smolders and romance that flames?
11-11:45: Is Hot Romance Still on Fire?
Have we cooled our love affair with super sexy love stories?
Elizabeth Horton-Newton and Neil Douglas Newton better known as the Crazy Writer Couple will be at McKay’s Bookstore 230 Papermill Place Way, Knoxville, TN 37919 on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from noon to 3 PM. Come by and see them! You can also find them on YouTube!
If you do miss her at this event you can catch her at the
Georgia Indie Author Event – Sweet As a Georgis Peach on October 5th, 2019.
Have you entered the Dragonfly Books Big Publishing Contest yet?
“Sparks fly when older advice columnist, Sadie Broward, meets the grandson of a publishing magnate from New York City. Jake Stark is sent by his grandfather Richard to the small town of Sweetwater, Tennessee to interview one of the candidates for a position in the family’s national publications. Sadie feels Jake is looking down his nose at her and her town. Jake inserts himself uninvited into her life. When she travels to New York City to meet the Board of Directors of Stark Publications she is unprepared for the adventures that follow. She meets Pepper Vandenberg, Jake’s purported fiancee to be. Is Jake using Sadie to make Pepper jealous or is there more to their passion than what happens in the bedroom? This is a story about chance encounters leading to unexpected liaisons. When Fate steps in, common sense flies out the window. A steamy romance from one of the author’s of “Carved Wooden Heart”.
Dragonfly Books is delighted to share news from Electric Eclectic Books. Two of our authors have novelettes with them. But in addition to Elizabeth Horton-Newton and Neil Douglas Newton, Electric Eclectic has an excellent selection of novelettes by many fine indie writers.
On April 10th author Paul White released his latest addition to their catalog, “A New Summer Garden”. This is a twisted tale of crime and revenge. Elizabeth has read and reviewed the book and you can get her opinion on her blog, Between the Beats.
Electric Eclectic releases new novelettes on the 10th and 20th of every month. These books only cost $1.00 US. Check out their website at: