Sweet Success

Sweet Success for J.D.R. Hawkins

By: Darby Karchut

A double huzzah for J.D.R. Hawkins! A BECKONING HELLFIRE and A REBEL AMONG US (the second two books in the Renegade Series from Westwood Books Publishing) have been awarded the B.R.A.G. Medallion.  According to the indieBRAG website: “BRAGMedallion.com is owned and operated by indieBRAG, LLC, a privately held organization that has brought together a large group of readers, both individuals and members of book clubs, located throughout the United States and in ten other countries around the globe. The word “indie” refers to self-published books, while B.R.A.G. is an acronym for Book Readers Appreciation Group.”

JDR Hawkins Brag Award

ABOUT THE BOOKS: 

During the bloody American Civil War, the stark reality of death leads one young man on a course of revenge that takes him from his quiet farm in northern Alabama to the horrific battlefields of Virginia and Pennsylvania. David Summers enlists and sets off for Richmond to join the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. But once in the cavalry, David’s life changes drastically, and his dream of glamorous chivalry becomes nothing but a cold, cruel existence of pain and suffering.

After leaving Alabama and enlisting with the cavalry, his delusion of chivalry was suddenly quashed when he saw for himself the horrors of battle. Now, after being shot and ending up at a strange farmhouse, he’s found himself being nursed back to health by four beautiful girls, and has learned that his Confederate brethren have deserted him in Pennsylvania after fighting at Gettysburg. Purchase a copy through Amazon.

J.D.R. Hawkins, headshot

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

J.D.R. Hawkins is an Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling, award-winning author. She is one of a few female Civil War authors, uniquely describing the front lines from a Confederate perspective. Her “Renegade Series” tells the story of a family from Alabama before, during, and after the Civil War. Ms. Hawkins has published a nonfiction book about the war, titled HORSES IN GRAY: FAMOUS CONFEDERATE WARHORSES. She is a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the International Women’s Writing Guild, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and Pikes Peak Writers. Learn more about her at http://jdrhawkins.com.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Tena Stetler

By: Darby Karchut

Three cheers for Tena Stetler! Her paranormal book, A WITCH’S QUANDARY (The Wild Rose Press, 2021) has been nominated for the prestigious RONE Award in the Paranormal Short category from InD’tale Magazine! Voting in this category begins May 9th. Visit her website for more information.

A Witch's Quandary, cover

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Gale’s engagement is off because she refuses to leave her thriving business in Ireland to follow Dillon to Scotland. Her family and friends are on the emerald isle. Yet, when Dillon returns with the whole story and asks for her help, she must follow her heart.

Becoming a partner in the family law firm was never Dillon’s dream. Now it’s his nightmare. Called to Scotland, his father demands he take his rightful place in the firm or be disowned and disinherited.

During Gale and Dillon’s investigation, they discover the enforcer for the Demon Overlord is also delving into rumors the firm is acting illegally. Magic has been stolen, someone is being blackmailed, and a member of the Witch’s council is corrupt. If Gale and Dillon want a life together in Ireland, they have to unearth secrets threatening to destroy the firm and family. Purchase a copy through Books2Read.com

Tena Stetler, headshot

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of award-winning paranormal tales. Some call her crazy others creative. She deals with the voices in her head by writing them down and creating a fantasy world and characters you won’t soon forget. Her books tell tales of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha males that dare to love them. Travel, adventure, magic, and a bit of mystery flourish in her books along with a few companion animals. Colorado is home; shared with her husband of many moons, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a fifty-year-old box turtle. Visit her at www.tenastetler.com


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Tena Stetler

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Tena Stetler! Her latest book, AN ANGEL’S WYLDER ASSIGNMENT, was recently released from The Wild Rose Press. While still paranormal, the book is also a mix of historical, western, time-travel, and a mystery. What a Wyld ride!

ABOUT THE BOOK:

An Angel's Wylder Assignment

Warrior Angel Killian Dugan’s annual trip to the family castle in Scotland is shattered by the arrival of Legion Commander North. Killian’s skills are needed for an urgent time travel assignment. A rogue demon has escaped back in time. He must stop the demon before it can damage the past and change the future.

Killian’s girlfriend Chinoah Grace, a Native American shapeshifter is included in the mission which takes them to the wild west town of Wylder, Wyoming in 1878. She’ll have her hands full fitting in.

Nothing is as it seems. They encounter visions, spirit quests, and a mysterious shaman. On top of it all, blending in as a blacksmith is more physically difficult than he imagined. But not as challenging as keeping his hands off his undercover wife. Will they complete their assignment or run out of time? Purchase a copy through Amazon and other booksellers world-wide.

Tena Stetler, headshot

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of award-winning paranormal tales. Some call her crazy others creative. She deals with the voices in her head by writing them down and creating a fantasy world and characters you won’t soon forget. Her books tell tales of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha males that dare to love them. Travel, adventure, magic, and a bit of mystery flourish in her books along with a few companion animals. Colorado is home; shared with her husband of many moons, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a fifty-year-old box turtle. Visit her at www.tenastetler.com


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Debbie Burke

Until Proven Guilty, by: Debbie Burke

Hooray for Debbie Burke! Her latest thriller, UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY, was recently released from Media Management LLC (March 2022). This is book #7 in her Tawny Lindholm Thrillers with Passion series.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

When the law prevents justice…When DNA isn’t enough…When a lie is the truth.
Investigator Tawny Lindholm and her attorney-husband Tillman Rosenbaum juggle three baffling cases where DNA is supposed to prove guilt or innocence. Instead, it reveals deception and betrayal, triggering a crisis in their marriage, and an unimaginable threat to their family. Purchase a copy through Books2Read

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Debbie Burke, Author

Debbie Burke writes the Tawny Lindholm Thrillers with Passion series. She’s a regular on The Kill Zone blog and is on staff for two senior newspapers. Her first book, INSTRUMENT OF THE DEVIL, won the PPW’s Zebulon Award. Visit the author at debbieburkewriter.com and follow her on Twitter.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for K.L. Emanuelson

Congratulations to K. L. Emanuelson on the recent release of her novel, THE WOMAN WHO RODE DESTINY (March 2022 from Spirit Gate Studios). Enjoy a spicy romp through the Old West of Colorado and New Mexico post-Civil War. If this was a TV show, it would be more “Deadwood” (with all of the same warnings) than “Little House on the Prairie.”

 

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Reb’s just one of the ‘boys, a cowhand who drifts from one cattle outfit to another. Despite society’s dim view of half-breeds, the other cowboys come to respect Reb as a ‘hand who works hard, while caring for an orphaned brother. But Reb guards a dangerous secret—she’s a woman and her ‘brother’ is her fatherless son.

Still, she makes a decent life for herself until she meets the half-Apache gun-slinger, Tor. Her dangerous obsession with him threatens her freedom and may cost him his life.

Reb learns to read and write when down in Santa Fe. She suffers a crushing loss, later dies and comes back to life, only to learn she will be allowed to participate in a sacred ritual where she gains a most unusual Spirit Guide. Stronger now, she faces the mistakes and insecurities of her past openly as a woman. Purchase a copy from Amazon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

K.L. Emanuelson fell in love with Westerns as a child with her beloved Gramps. After she got out of the Army, she was a working cowgirl on various ranches. She has been a horse trainer for decades and tends to ride dressage more often than Western anymore. She has a ranch in the beautiful Bijou Basin which she shares with horses, dogs and cats. She’s a Storyteller, a poet and historian, with a focus on the American West and early 6th century Scandinavia. Follow her on Facebook.


Darby KarchutSweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Pikes Peak Writers

Dream is here!

 After a year of tireless work, the editors – Edward Raetz, Debora L. Brewer, Kathie Scrimgeour, and Jenny Kate – are proud to present the second anthology from Pikes Peak Writers, Dream. Congratulations to the 27 authors whose short stories, flash fiction, and poetry, appears in this newest anthology!

About the book:

Dream: Tales from the Pikes Peak Writers
Cover Design by: Josh Clark

Whether you are awake or asleep, dreams take your mind and open it to a kaleidoscope of dreamscapes you never knew could exist. In a blink, the dream can transform from a bloody war to a little boy escaping his troubled childhood with his action figures.

In this second anthology from the Pikes Peak Writers, you will take a journey through the creative minds of the twenty-seven writers who penned the following works based on a simple one-word prompt – Dream. Let yourself experience worlds in a spirit-filled house, on a pirate ship, or teeter on the precipice of Hell. Then, with the turn of a page, walk through the beauty of far-off lands, watch purple ducks on a yellow pond, or run with terror through a town filled with monsters. Enjoy this stroll down a crooked path that could hold your worst nightmare or your most beloved wish. Be careful what you wish for, a genie may be lurking in the labyrinth of your mind waiting to be set free.

 Dream is available where ever books are sold.

Sweet Success for Kelley Lindberg

By: Darby Karchut

Yay for this happy news! Kelley J. P. Lindberg is pleased to announce that she is now represented by Lynnette Novak at The Seymour Agency. Her YA novel, TRUE LOVE NEVER, is an award-winning contemporary Shakespeare retelling with magical realism.

Kelley Lindberg

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Kelley J. P. Lindberg writes award-winning YA and adult fiction, and sometimes admits to having penned several best-selling how-to books in her early career. When she isn’t writing or reading, she’s traveling as far and as often as she can. Kelley has spoken at numerous writing conferences and workshops. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The Baltimore Review, The Citron Review, 99 Pine Street, CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE WINE LOVER’S SOUL, and others, and in the Tellables app for the Amazon Alexa platform. Visit Kelley’s website at www.KelleyLindberg.com, and be sure to follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Darby KarchutSweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Fleur Bradley

By: Darby Karchut

Three cheers for Fleur Bradley! Her new 6-book creative non-fiction series for the educational market, aimed at reluctant readers, entitled How the World Worships recently released from 45th Parallel Press (imprint of Cherry Creek Press). Visit the publisher’s website for more information.

ABOUT THE BOOKS

Readers will learn about the core teachings and beliefs of the world’s most widely practiced religions through the lens of two different perspectives, one from the United States and the other from another country where the religion is predominant, and dive deep into the important figures, sacred texts, holidays, and commandments. This narrative nonfiction series uses considerate text that is written at a higher maturity level with a lower reading level to engage and accommodate struggling readers. Includes sidebars that are aligned with the Common Core Standards, a comprehensive timeline, and activity. A table of contents, glossary with simplified definitions and pronunciations, and index are also included.

Fleur Bradley

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Middle-grade author Fleur Bradley is passionate about two things: mysteries and getting kids to read, and she regularly speaks at librarian and educator conferences on reaching reluctant readers. Originally from the Netherlands, Fleur now lives in Colorado Springs with her family, and entirely too many rescue animals. Be sure to visit Fleur at ftbradley.com and follow her on Twitter.

 

 

 

 


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for J.D.R. Hawkins

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to J.D.R. Hawkins! She recently participated in the anthology, SUCCESS MINDSETS, from Leaders Press and edited by Alinka Rutlowska. The book has reached the bestseller list on USA Today and the Wall Street Journal.

ABOUT THE BOOK

What’s the number one driver of a success mindset? Find out now in the latest mind-boggling anthology from Leaders Press! You will come to understand this by reading the brilliant contributors of SUCCESS MINDSETS. This anthology gathers advice from several dozen exceptional leaders, ranging from CEOs to champions to game-changers. SUCCESS MINDSETS reveals that many roads lead to success and you must choose the one that suits your concept best.

Each chapter in SUCCESS MINDSETS will reveal methods for developing the right approach for navigating your journey to success. Dive in now to:

  • Understand the mindset of being adaptable in your pursuit of success.
  • Adopt a growth mindset, to value long-term growth over short-term revenue.
  • Utilize your driven mindset to keep advancing your career even as the world turns completely upside down.

Copies are available through Amazon (ebook), Amazon (print), and Barnes & Noble.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

J.D.R. Hawkins is an Amazon, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling, award-winning author. She is one of only a few female Civil War authors, uniquely describing the front lines from a Confederate perspective. Her Renegade Series has received several awards and five-star reviews. Her other books include the non-fiction HORSES IN GRAY: FAMOUS CONFEDERATE WARHORSES. Ms. Hawkins is a member of the UDC, the International Women’s Writing Guild, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and Pikes Peak Writers. Visit her at www.jdrhawkins.com and follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and her author page on Amazon.      


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for PPW Authors!

Congratulations to the 27 authors who were chosen for this year’s anthology, Dream. These worldwide authors were chosen from a field of nearly 200 submissions consisting of short stories, flash fiction, and poetry each following the theme of a dream. To read more about each author please visit PPW’s anthology page on their website.

The authors are:
Jean Alfieri – “She Told you in a Dream”
Steven Anderson – “House of Dreams”
C.E Barnes – “The Jungian Offensive”
Lou Berger – “The Last Ember Fades”
John M. Campbell – “Living the Dream (Except for One Thing)”
John Christenson – “Der Traumlicht”
DJ Davis – “Dream Quota”
Rick Duffy – “The Boundless Dream”
Marlene Fabian-Stiles – “Computer Genie“
Karen Fox – “Seedlings of Reality”
Lawrence Good – “Black Man Running, 1969“
Ronnie Graham – “I Always Wake Up”
Matthew Heneghan – “A Boy Named Ryan”
Scott Kerby – “The Bunker”
T.R. Kerby – “Dream Harvest”
Lauren Lang – “Dream On”
John Lewis – “Sleepstone”
Gregory Mattix – “Dream Eater”
Peter McQuade – “Dreamwater”
Tracy Mitchell – “False Fate“
P. James Norris – “Wind”
Barbara Preslier – “Augmented Dreams”
Uchechi Princewill – “Blanket of Joy”
Sandy Reay – “Damn The Dream”
Susan Schoolman – “Dream Crush”
CS Simpson – “Other Lives”
Benjamin X. Wretlind – “Over There”

 

About the book:

Dream is an anthology published by Pikes Peak Writers following a theme. This year that theme is:

Dreams.
They are manifold – resolving subliminal mysteries and creating chaos.
Our dreams are delightful and bold.
Some are lucid, cyclical, and idealistic.
They spawn yearning for our past – and foretell our futures.
Do you crave answers or adventure?
Join us.
Step through the veil.
Discover the primordial wisdom of the universe, and the shadows of our dreams.