What Are You Afraid Of? Agoraphobic by Sara Secora @SaraSecora @YABoundToursPR

Love the cover for this short story, Agoraphobic by Sara Secora.

What are you afraid of?

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Agoraphobic: Inside Out
by Sara Secora
A short story – 11 pages
Release Date: January 30th 2017

MY REVIEW

 I think most of us fear something, but you would have to walk a mile in Kade’s shoes to understand his terror of the outside world. I kept hoping he would take just one more step…

I think Sara Secora did a wonderful job describing his Agoraphic illness, and it is an illness.

So…be careful of judging someone for their idiosyncracies…it could happen to you.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 4 Stars

Summary from Goodreads

28-year-old Kade hasn’t been able to make it past his sidewalk in eight years. In this chilling short story, you will be given a glimpse into the inner workings of his mind as he goes through the process of trying to face his irrational, but very real fears. 

Experience firsthand what goes on in an Agoraphobic’s mind and begin to understand the silent disorder that millions of people across the world struggle with.

About the Author

Sara Secora has a passion for all things gamer and nerdy, as evidenced on her YouTube channel, AviGaming. She is also a well-branded voice over artist.

Secora has always been in love with writing, and nearly a decade ago, she finally turned her talents to the arduous endeavor of authoring an exciting fantasy trilogy. Her whimsical stories are full of enchantment, mystique, and insight—destined to intrigue readers of any age. 

Secora lives in Detroit, Michigan, where she continues to explore old and new avenues for her talent and hard work.

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Teaser Tuesday #86 – Christmas Magic by Kathryn Meyer Griffith @KathrynG64

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Welcome to Teaser Tuesday hosted by The Purple Booker, the weekly Meme that wants you to add books to your TBR, or just share what you are currently reading. It is very easy to play along:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.

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I come from a family of six children, so I can relate to Kathryn Meyer Griffith’s tale…to a degree…

I love her writing, so by sharing this with you at this time of year…I think it will show the power of love.

Such a sweet cover…

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MY REVIEW

Christmas Eve

You know Kathryn Meyer Griffith’s memories and feelings run deep, because her first novel, Evil Stalks The Night, is the story’s setting inspired by her family home.

Christmas Magic brought to mind many memories of my own. As  child, I too was fascinated when I would awake in the morning and the world is blanketed in snow. I too loved visiting my Grandmother’s house, which was just down the road. It was like a mini vacation. I remember making paper and popcorn chains for the Christmas tree.

It is no surprise to me that Kathryn Meyer Griffith became a prolific writer, with her smarts, photographic memory and love of reading.

She may not have had much money, but she had lots of love.

What a vision…all nine of the family piling into the car and to Grandma’s house we go. They actually drove over the river and through the woods.

A heartwarming short story, with the highest highs and the lowest lows, love, happiness, sadness, giving and sharing…the human cycle.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  4 Stars

GOODREADS BLURB:  Have you ever wondered what a writer’s early years were like and how it affected their future writing and the stories they would tell later in their lives? Have you ever wondered what their childhood Christmases, their early holidays, were like? Well, wonder no longer. This story is about one of my most cherished childhood Christmases…in 1959 when I was nine years old. After my beloved musician/singer/songwriter brother Jim passed away in 2015 from cancer I felt an intense need to write this short story about that special Christmas Eve I shared with him, my other siblings, mother, father and grandparents, and put it out there for everyone to read as a tribute to him and my family. This is my story, part of my childhood, and some of my fondest memories. Note: in the late 1970’s I did a series of illustrated (by me, because I’m an artist, too) short stories for my local newspaper and I’ve used one of my old drawings from 1978 for the first page of this short story.

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One Sentence Review – Grave Danger by Heather Graham #HeatherGraham

I was so fortunate to meet Heather Graham in Las Vegas at the Romance Convention and she gave me a signed copy of her short story, Grave Danger.

Grave Danger

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MY REVIEW

Heather Graham is a must read author for me and she did not let me down in this short hair raising story of monsters and terror, that unfolded like a movie in my mind, with Prince Charming coming to the rescue and don’t we all want that?

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 5 Stars

GOODREADS BLURB:  For special-effects artist Ali MacGregor, it can be hard to tell fantasy from reality. Especially when her coworker Victor leaves her alone in the studio one night, surrounded by scary creations—zombies, werewolves and mangled corpses. And then she hears footsteps…. Footsteps that shouldn’t be there.

Nearby, Ali’s ex, cop Greg Austin, is called to the graveyard set of a horror movie after a real corpse appears. But the dead man isn’t who his ID says he is. And Victor isn’t who he seems to be, either. Greg quickly realizes that Ali, the woman he’s never stopped loving, is in grave danger….

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Tag Team Event – What do a Baby, a Rattlesnake and a Chupcabra have in Common

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Welcome to my Tag Team Event! Laura and I are the Tag Team Bloggers. You can find Laura at fuonlyknew. We Tag Team an author and publish our posts at the same time. Whether it’s for a cover reveal, giveaway, review, interview, or something more, the author will be tagged by us and you will be alerted to go to Laura’s blog or mine to see additional content. It’s really fun to see how differently we view the same book and you get an extra chance to win with our giveaways!

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Tag Team Event – What do a Baby, a Rattlesnake and a Chupcabra have in Common?  Michael Hebler

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What Adam Wants by Michael Hebler

This short story is FREE and if you are a horror lover, you will want to grab this NOW!

I LOVED IT!

What Adam Wants (a short story)

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MY REVIEW

The fabulous cover for What Adam Wants by Michael Hebler looks like a room we would all want for our baby, but this short supernatural horror thriller will not be a lullaby you want to sing to your child.

They both heard Adam’s cries, but that’s not possible. Adam is dead.

As they pass the blame around through angry words and even a punch to the jaw, Adam lets them know he will not be ignored.

What does Adam want? What do you think? Betcha can’t guess.

In less than 10 minutes, Michael Hebler shares a couple’s devastating loss and adds an ending to die for!  I never saw it coming!

I received a copy of What Adam Wants from Michael Hebler in return for an honest review.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  4 Stars

Laura and I are the Tag Team Bloggers. You can find Laura at fuonlyknew. Visit her and get her take on What Adam Wants by Michael Hebler.

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Losing a child at birth is difficult, but not as difficult as when that child refuses to leave.

Days after Rachel and David lose their child, they are haunted by the incessant cries of a baby. It is their stillborn, Adam, and he wants something from Rachel… something deadly.

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FREE short story:  Rattlesnake by Michael Hebler

After narrowly escaping a town gone mad, a man threatens a boy with his life to get to the truth about his missing son.

I haven’t read this one yet, but everything I have read by Michael Hebler has made him a must read author for me.

Rattlesnake: (a short story)

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Michael Hebler also wrote the Chupacabra series and is offering a free ebook of Night of the Chupacabra to subscribers at www.michaelhebler.com. I read the entire series (reviews to come soon) and LOVED it. If you are into creature features, this series is for you.

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Post Civil War. Families move west to begin rich new lives, only some never make it. There is a creature that lurks in the vast open deserts of the west. It can only survive on blood and, although it prefers to prey on the weak and young, it will slaughter anyone or anything, once provoked. It is unnatural, deceptive, and difficult to kill. Word about the existence of this elusive beast has not spread since anyone who has crossed paths with it did not live long enough to tell of their account. Night of the Chupacabra is one man’s journey to reunite with his missing family, while the lethal creature that separated them, the mysterious and ravenous chupacabra, is never far behind. Night of the Chupacabra is not only a gruesome regale of carnage, but a unique combination of science fiction bloodshed with a more poignant tale of lost love set against a Western backdrop. Night of the Chupacabra is an unflinching look at the impossible choices made for family, while knowing the consequences will ultimately lead to a fate worse than death.

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Michael also has a special promo, $0.99, for the second book in the series, Curse of the Chupacabra, to celebrate the new cover. I am loving on it, how about you?

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They never thought their luck would be their curse. In the months following the onslaught, the extraordinary survivors continue to know no peace, as they are haunted by signs that the relentless creature remains on their trail. However, this fight will be better matched, now that they’ve discovered an advantage that will help protect them from the monster’s bloodthirsty lust. But once faced with the decision to kill the beast, the choice will not come lightly since it is still unclear which loved one the chupacabra possesses.

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ABOUT MICHAEL HEBLER

Michael Hebler

Prior to becoming an award-winning author of his dark fiction Chupacabra Series, Michael was a full-time international film publicist who had worked on multiple titles for Walt Disney, Pixar, Lionsgate, Lakeshore Entertainment, Warner Bros., Summit Entertainment, and the 2013 Academy Award-winning Best Foreign Language Film, “La grande bellezza” (The Great Beauty).

Born in the early 1970’s in Los Angeles County to a salesman and homemaker, Michael dreamed of following his passions for entertainment and storytelling by acting. It was while studying theatre arts at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California, did he realize his penchant for stories were better suited on the page rather than the stage. But creating tales with suspense, laughter, and heart is not Michael’s only love. Hebler also enjoys volunteering in his local community, as well as aid in the capture/spay/neuter/release feral program.

To date, Michael’s publications include NIGHT OF THE CHUPACABRA, CURSE OF THE CHUPACABRA, and LEGEND OF THE CHUPACABRA (Books I, II, & III of the six-part Chupacabra Series) as well as his first publication, THE NIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS, a holiday picture book for believers of any age. Michael’s fourth book in the Chupacabra Series, DAWN OF THE CHUPACABRA will be available in print and for ebook on October 13, 2015.
Michael currently resides in Southwest Florida.
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Laura and I are the Tag Team Bloggers. You can find Laura at fuonlyknew. Visit her and get her take on What Adam Wants by Michael Hebler..

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They picked up their feet and hurried through the thick snow. It was tough going, but fear made their muscles move. The moaning sounds faded into the distance as they moved as quickly as they had moved all day. Bobby could see something looming, growing closer. It was an oasis of safety, a big hulking dark mass.

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