Monday, October 29, 2012

A ghost story...

Jessie B Tyson is celebrating the release of her debut novel, WHITE HEAVEN WOMEN.

“Horror, suspense, paranormal..." the reviewers say.

Today, as my guest blogger, Tyson offers us an inside peek at both this intriguing novel and it's flamboyant author.

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29th and 30th October 2012

☆‿↗⁀↘‿ WHITE   HEAVEN WOMEN ‿↗⁀↘☆
A gripping tale set in Whitehaven Northern England   

Many people believe that we have all been here on earth before, with a different name, different life. Some live their current lives believing they’ll be reincarnated after death. This past life theme is prevalent in movies, television ad novels, including the new supernatural suspense White Heaven Women by British author Jessie B. Tyson.
White Heaven Women is a gripping tale set in Whitehaven, Cumbria, UK. Flashing between 1899/early 1900s to 2000, readers are introduced to two sisters, Beth and Sarah, and the fate that awaits them.

White Heaven Women is a gripping tale set in Whitehaven, Cumbria, UK. Flashing between 1899/early 1900s to 2000, readers are introduced to two sisters, Beth and Sarah, and the fate that awaits them.

In the year 1899, in Whitehaven, Cumbria, UK, Lady Constance Witherspoon, only 14 years of age, gives birth to twin girls during a tumultuous storm. Lady Elisa (Beth) is born with a diagnosis of demonic possession, while her twin, Lady Sarah, is crushed and killed when the ceiling collapses in the storm.
"... haunted by relentless nightmares about demons and a baby crushed at birth..."
In the year 2000, Sally Witherspane returns home to Whitehaven and is haunted by relentless nightmares about demons and a baby crushed at birth. 

To discover the meaning of these dreams, she seeks the help of the local psychic, who instructs Sally to attend a past life meeting. It is there that Sally meets Beth Witherspoon.
Persuaded by a ghostly blue apparition, Sally documents a family history filled with deception, abuse and an ancient evil, and she must summon strength and faith to become the woman she is destined to be, one of the last descendants of the White Heaven Women.

Published by Imajin Books in Edmonton, AB, Canada, White Heaven Women is now available in Kindle edition and paperback at Amazon and CreateSpace.

“A novel of hope and of the multiple chances that re-incarnation provides the soul in search of enlightenment.” —Shane Joseph, author of ‘The Ulysses Man’

“Tyson paints a literary landscape of bygone days so skillfully the main characters leap off the pages into our hearts.” —Betty Dravis, best-selling co-author of ‘Six-Pack of Blood’

“A fast paced book with vivid characters…a great book to get lost in on a rainy day.” —Dionne Lister, author of ‘Shadows of the Realm’

“Horror, suspense, paranormal, life, death, love and hate all woven together with such powerfulness, so real, so fragile yet gripping enough to keep you on the edge.” —Peggy Grigowski, author of ‘A Glimpse of What If’

“One of the best books I have read in a very long time. Jessie has the talent to reach deep inside the reader and allows the reader to open up their minds to a world that is not easy to understand or believe. “—Shirley Lessard – Book reader

Jessie B Tyson was born at Scalegill Place near Moor Row - a tiny village between the coast and the mountains in N.W. Cumbria England but lives in British Columbia, Canada.  In what year? She's a senior and will not divulge that - ladies prerogative but she will be collecting a pension in a few years (grin.) She was educated in her natal area and moved to Canada in the year 2000. Jessie wrote children's and fantasy stories as a teenager. When she matured she moved on to writing adult stories. She has a great imagination and enjoys turning her vision-like dreams into enjoyable tales. Jessie considers herself as a Spiritual Christian who believes in the Power of God - but that doesn't stop her writing paranormal fiction with ghosts and demons!  Jessie has a wonderful sense of humour, and loves to laugh and tease her friends. She has a generous spirit and will help anyone in need. She has an affinity with animals, especially dogs, cats, horses and dolphins. Jessie abhors all forms of cruelty to any living breathing creature. White Heaven Women is her debut novel.

Jessie invites you to visit her online:


Click the video below and listen to her true story about blue ghosts....

Eileen Schuh, Canadian writer



“Wise, haunting, deeply moving…unforgettable!” 

Four lives intertwined by fate may lead to one fatal error…

When the police chopper rescues her from The Traz biker compound, fourteen-year-old Katrina thinks she’s escaping her brutal past. But she soon discovers that the cops know her darkest secrets, and she slides into an emotional hell of horror and guilt.

Shrug, the undercover officer who recruited her to the gang, struggles to undo the harm he has inflicted, but his attempts to protect Katrina spiral out of control. His boss, Sergeant Kindle, knows nothing can be forgotten and much must be forgiven before Katrina or Shrug will be free from the aftermath of the police sting.

Complicating matters, Katrina's dream relationship with another undercover officer, Chad, hits a major firewall when she discovers he's engaged. Just one fatal error could send Katrina, and everyone else involved, down a path of destruction that could leave no survivors.

FATAL ERROR in paperback

Thursday, October 25, 2012

FATAL ERROR - new release!

One fatal error and four lives become intertwined...

Young Katrina is sure she’s escaping her brutal past. However, she soon discovers that the cops know her darkest secrets. Adding to her devastation, Chad, the officer who stole her heart, is now intent on breaking it, and Shrug, her protector in the The Traz biker compound, is not at all what he seems.
It's now up to Sergeant Kindle--the man responsible for the police operation that brought down one of North America's most notorious biker gangs--to uncover the truth, pursue justice, and lead his crew to healing.
Nothing can be forgotten and much must be forgiven if Katrina, Kindle and his top two men are to break free of the emotional, social, and legal burdens arising from the sting that threw the four of them together for one horrifying year.

"A wise, haunting, deeply moving sequel to The Traz..."

 Eileen Schuh, Canadian writer

Friday, October 19, 2012

A wonderful gift I received today

 I received a copy of YOUR SUPERPOWERS Dream It, Achieve It in the mail to review. What a wonderful gift...not only to me, but to all Steve Gardner's readers.

The book is directed to young teens, but it's empowering message is one we'd all do well to listen to and understand. I don't think many in my generation consider themselves magnetic and super-powered with a direct connection to the wisdom and guidance of the universe. But we should.

Aside from the wonderful message, I just love the fact the book has pages throughout, designed for readers to write list their goals, their grievances, their life dreams. I love writing in books and believe most young teens do, too.

Although I found the message quite relevant to my own life, I can understand how powerful it must be to the younger set. Entering adolescence is a difficult time for many. Not only do thirteen-year olds have to deal with hormonal surges, body changes, the experience of new emotions, the exposure to strange and tempting dangers, they also have to leave behind many of the comforts of childhood, not the least of which is the belief in magic. So that is just the right age to point out the magical, mystical, powerful nature of the human mind and human spirit--a superpower that's accessible to us all.

I highly recommend YOUR SUPERPOWERS Dream It, Achieve It to all who are unhappy with the way their life is going, who may be wishing things were different, or those struggling with relationships.

Click here to buy YOUR SUPERPOWERS from Amazon

Available from Discovering Life Now. Click here

Eileen Schuh, Canadian writer


 Also for young teens THE TRAZ

"Hard-Hitting, gritty teen novel"

THE TRAZ School Edition on

THE TRAZ in the UK 

Teaching/Discussion Guide included

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Debut novelist has cyberspace humming

Canadian author, Kenna McKinnon, has just released her debut novel SPACEHIVE under the Imajin Books banner.
"Wickedly funny and brimming with satire—a strange and quirky twist on the science fiction genre that will leave you in stitches."—Derrick Hibbard, author of IMPISH

An excerpt from Canadian author Kenna McKinnon's debut novel SPACEHIVE

Earth was in danger.

Jealous eyes gazed toward our Sun from a planet called Jive Hive in another star system, black compound eyes that peered without compassion as though we were flies caught on sticky paper ready for the fire.
The first of their suns was setting as blood-orange light spilled into the valley. Three female worker bees, two over seven feet tall and the other not quite five feet, sat under a purple-flowered tree, sorting through various blossoms, while other bees worked nearby.

"We can't go on like this much longer," Banter said. "There are too many of us. The hive has to find a new home. The Black Watch wasps, vicious as they are, know what they're doing. They've been scanning the skies for hundreds of years and keeping a check on our population."

She sat next to her cousins, Zibb and Bipp. They had worked all day collecting pollen for their hive. Now they rested and talked of the Imperative—to colonize. The whole Jive Hive planet was abuzz with the news.

"Yes," Zibb agreed. "The queen said this one is a plum ripe for the picking and only eight light years away. We'll be tired from the long sleep when we arrive. It'll be a brand new adventure for us. A new Jive Hive."

"Too bad there are beings there." Banter selected a fresh flower and began culling its nectar.

"Too bad we have to kill them all," Zibb said.

"Sometimes humorous, sometimes terrifying, and always imaginative, this high-tech, interplanetary tale will keep you buzzing through page after page. You will never look at bees the same way!" —Val Muller, author of Corgi Capers: Deceit on Dorset Drive

"Highly recommended for youngsters and their parents alike!" – Derrick Hibbard, author of Impish

"Many novels have a sting in the tail, SPACEHIVE is literally full of them! I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. SPACEHIVE is not only imaginative, but also extremely thought provoking. An absolute credit to this first time author. Bravo!" —Philip Parry, author of Wishful Thinking

"SPACEHIVE is a fast paced, cross-pollination of a plot populated with invading giant wasps and bees sure to sting the imagination of its target audience." ~ Paula Shene, author of Mandy the Alpha Dog

"Don't get stung and miss this. You'll hive a great read and get a buzz." —Alan Place, author of Pat Canella: The Dockland Murders

Kenna McKinnon is a freelance writer/photographer and self-employed medical transcriptionist who lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. SpaceHive is her debut novel, published by Imajin Books.

Kenna has lived for many years with schizophrenia. She is the proud mother of three wonderful children and three grandsons. Follow her blog or follow her on Twitter or Facebook.

Eileen Schuh, Canadian author


THE TRAZ in the UK


SpaceHive book trailer video

Eileen Schuh,Canadian

Friday, October 12, 2012

FATAL ERROR - Now on Amazon!

What does an author do on the day of her book’s release? As with many aspects of a writer’s psyche and behaviour, my response to this day may seem...a little odd, perhaps.

Kindle Price: $3.99 includes free international wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
Kindle Price: £2.54 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet

Firstly, I clicked the Amazon link my publisher emailed me-- to confirm she wasn’t lying about FATAL ERROR being available. This despite the fact she has never lied to me before and has no motive to lie to me now.

I then stare at the Amazon page for 3 minutes. Still disbelieving, I hit purchase and download it to my Kindle. Ah ha...FATAL ERROR magically appears on the eReader in my hand. (I’m a baby boomer, so yes, this is magical.) And, almost simultaneously, the invoice for it magically appears in my inbox.

Then...well, it’s kind of like getting a positive pregnancy test result (not that that has happened to me in decades). I do nothing, wallowing in this secret knowledge, savouring it.  I do that for about 10 minutes. Then, (still like the pregnancy test scenario) I try to decide who to tell first. In my mind, I rehearse my announcement. I create a list of those to tell and beside the names, note how I will tell email? Facebook?

Then I savour that list for 10 minutes.

Then I realize that for some very good--well, at least some very ‘cleverly-designed’--reasons I do not have my blogs, guest blogs, tweets, or other promo materials ready! About then I notice my craft bag in the corner and realize that in just a few short weeks my next grandbaby will be here and I haven’t started that crocheted bunting bag. I have the Mary Maxim pattern, bought the wool... I rummage through the bag to make sure it is all still there (although in my entire life nobody has ever taken anything from my craft bag and would have no motive to do so now). I confirm that I did buy the colours I want.

Knit Snuggle Bag & Hat  (99791999)

I go back to my computer and visit Amazon again. I decide to announce the release to my fans on my facebook author page. I do so. I then try to check my email and realize Yahoo has locked me out of my account (possibly because I switched to a new laptop so they think I’m not me. This has happened before. Their motive is to prevent strangers from hacking into my email account—which has also happened before.) I fight for an hour to try to reset my password, to no avail. I find an emergency contact email address for Yahoo service and fire off a pleasantly-worded letter of protest and plead for immediate assistance. I get an auto-reply email saying I’m locked out until this time tomorrow. I check my hotmail and gmail accounts and receive my facebook congratulatory messages. I do some more wallowing.

I realize it is noon and I’m still in my pjs and have not eaten anything yet. I spend 5 minutes deciding which is my priority. I opt for the shower and dressing. Just as I step out of the shower, my daughter phones, congratulating me on the release and filling me with wonderful grandbaby stories while I attempt to keep my towel wrapped around my sensitive parts. I give up, hit the speaker button on the receiver and pretend I’m listening to her as I rummage in my closet for clothes.

The phone call ends and I’m dressed...but still hungry. I remember the leftover chilli and bee-line it for the kitchen.  I stuff the chilli in the micro and return to my computer, try once more to hack into my yahoo email, all the while wishing Katrina, the young protagonist of FATAL ERROR and computer geek extraordinaire, could pop out of my books and help me solve this issue. I click on the Amazon link to my new book once more and stare at the cover. I really like the cover.  The micro dings and I head back to the kitchen.

As I eat I ponder my next moves. I will write a couple of blogs, design some tweets, post notices to my online groups, email my real-life buddies, replace my profile pic with a cover shot of FATAL ERROR...right after I check that craft bag, one more time.

Eileen Schuh, Canadian Author


THE TRAZ in the UK


Friday, October 5, 2012

What a difference a year makes…

My last Thanksgiving post was all about looking forward. We announced we had a new grandchild on the way. We didn’t know it then, but that baby would be our first granddaughter. She arrived healthy and happy as the Mothers’ Day 2012 sun rose.

At the 2011 Thanksgiving dinner table, I was excited about having self-published THE TRAZ (my debut novel). As well, we toasted the release of my SciFi novella, SCHRODINGER’S CAT. The weather was warm, family and friends were around, and things were good.
Thanksgiving 2012 will be much different. Although, we eagerly anticipate the November arrival of our fourth grandchild, I’ll be doing more looking back, than looking forward. The weather is cloudy and cold. I have no turkey in my freezer, no plans to dine with family and friends. No invitations have been sent.

The summer of 2012 stole two great women from my life. Both my mother and mother-in-law passed within weeks of each other. Those empty places are still painfully empty, continually swallowing my ability to be social, to concentrate, to plan. To anticipate. To smile.

Yes, 2012 brought sorrows about which I never dreamed while sitting at that Thanksgiving table twelve months ago. However, it also fulfilled dreams—like the birth of my first granddaughter. And presented unexpected things—like a Imajin Books buying the publishing rights to both my self-published novel THETRAZ and its sequel (FATAL ERROR).

I cannot and will not say I’m not thankful this Thanksgiving, for I am. I’m very thankful for family and friends and the community that supported us throughout the sad summer. I’m thankful for the wonderfully warm September that allowed us to enjoy the outdoors, despite having lost our summer to grieving. I’m thankful that FATAL ERROR is at the proofers and will soon be on bookshelves and Kindles around the world.

No, it’s not that I’m not thankful, but more like I’m putting my joyous thoughts on hold for while—just a while…until I’m ready.

Perhaps come Monday, from somewhere a turkey will appear, roasting in the oven at the cabin. Maybe a glazed yam or two. A bouquet. Perhaps friends will gather. Perhaps…

Eileen Schuh,
Canadian Author

THE TRAZ eBook only $2.99 Paperback $9.99
SCHRÖDINGER'S CAT eBook only $2.99  Paperback $7.95