Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Bridge of Deaths 75th Anniversary Event!

 Have you ever had a moment in your life, when you paused what you were doing and pondered if you lived in another lifetime? Perhaps, you were the son of King Midas, or a surgeon traveling among Black Beards crew across the high seas. Whichever it was, you just knew deep inside your heart, that this was not your first time on Earth.
     Well, for Bill, this happened to be the case for him. For him, he was a pilot, who unfortunately, became mixed up in something far greater he could ever thought to handle.

      Based on the devastating true events on April 15, 1939, The Bridge of Deaths, written by M.C.V. Egan is a tale full of mystery, love, knowledge, and it will leave you with one question burning in your mind: What happened on that plane all those years ago? This story begins with Bill, who has been suffering from nightmares of an event that he has no clue what it's about. That is, until he meets Maggie at Foyles Bookstore, and from there their loves begins to blossom. Now these two can be no more different than oil is to water. For Bill is a sensible, levelheaded, man of common sense; whereas Maggie comes from a childhood fairies, wishes, and believing in the power of crystals. But those opposites do not matter for these two, for their feelings for each other is far greater than anything you can imagine. As much as I would love to just tell you that this story is all about their love, sadly I would be untruthful; for we still have the deal with Bill's nightmares and what they could ever possibly mean. With Maggie's spiritual background from her childhood, she encourages Bill to open his mind to past-life regression; and before they both realize, things soon begin to unravel. Left with details of a plane crash by Storstrom Bridge(aka The Bridge of Deaths), and that in his past-life regression he was somehow a part of it, him and Maggie set out to finding answers. Soon, they seek the help of Catalina, who's grandfather was a victim on the same flight, and with her knowledge of what she has come up with from her research, she agrees to assist them. Before any of them realize, they begin to open up a giant can of worms that they will never see coming.

        As much as it would give me great pleasure to continue telling you everything about this story, I must refrain myself so that I do not give everything away. So, if you haven't had the opportunity of reading it, then I highly suggest that you go and get yourself a copy of The Bridge of Deaths as soon as possible. For those who have read it, I hope you agree with me when I say that it was spectacular; and if you were left with some questions do not fret. For I was able to have some of my own answered by the author herself:

1. Is Bridge of Deaths really a culmination of 2 decades of research? Why are you so interested in WW II History?
     Yes, at least a good eighteen years of research. I was so clueless when I began to dig around the plane crash that killed my grandfather in 1939 so I guess someone with a better historical background would have never taken that long.
      I am embarrassed to admit that I had to look up almost every incident I came across even something as common knowledge as The Munich Pact.
      I know I had to have studied it at some point in school or university but to be honest I know I did fail history at least once.

2. Why are you releasing a revised edition and what is different from the original?
      When I released the original in 2011 I was so afraid that people would dispute some of the files I used that I carefully and meticulously added footnotes for EVERYTHING, over 200.
      To my surprise some people loved that, mainly lawyers! But it felt like awkward reading for some, and it was understandable, especially in the e-book format as the footnotes can be distracting.  In the revised version I added the necessary footnotes to the narrative and got rid of all of them. I also summarized tow parts that were loaded with information and detail and added them to the back as appendices for the more curious readers.
      The book is formatted in a very user friendly way so the reader can go from one chapter to the other or to the appendices.
       To give it a more up to date touch, as the book takes place in 2010. I added an epilogue in the summer of 2012.
      The new cover has the image of my grandfather's watch which is part of the story.

3. Over 200 footnotes? So this is not a novel, or is it? 
        Oh yes it is a novel. It has fictional elements so it must be categorized as such. The characters that sift through the data are fictional even if two are strongly based on real people; one of whom is me!
         I also used very "unorthodox" ways to research such as psychics and past life regressions; not my own, and that to many is fiction.

4. How did you use psychics and past lives? 
         I have two watches, one is my grandfather's and another sent to us by British Airways LTD. The use of psychometry is not that scoffed at, I mean FBI has used it, so I thought, why not? It was just amazing, with no photos or previous knowledge a psychic started describing the bridge and another the lettering on the wing of the plane.
         The most shocking was that all described to a T another of the men who died for the second watch, no spoiler! I won't tell you which but it was uncanny. There were five people gifted in psychometry who did this for me.
         The individual who had the long past life regressions, five in total has asked to remain anonymous, but I was allowed to sit in and take notes, they were also recorded but the quality is horrible which is a shame because just like Maggie in the book, I did go 'under' and slept through one of them!

About The Bridge of Deaths
"M.C.V. Egan twists truth and fiction until you question your is a story of real love, triumph and search for self." - Beckah Boyd @ The Truthful Tarot
5 out of 5 stars:  "An unusual yet much recommended read." - Midwest Book Review 

On August 15th, 1939, an English passenger plane from British Airways Ltd. crashed in Danish waters between the towns of Nykøbing Falster and Vordingborg. There were five casualties reported and one survivor. Just two weeks before, Hitler invaded Poland.
With the world at the brink of war, the manner in which this incident was investigated left much open to doubt. The jurisdiction battle between the two towns and the newly formed Danish secret police created an atmosphere of intrigue and distrust.
The Bridge of Deaths is a love story and a mystery. Fictional characters travel through the world of past life regressions and information acquired from psychics as well as archives and historical sources to solve "one of those mysteries that never get solved." Based on true events and real people, The Bridge of Deaths is the culmination of 18 years of sifting through conventional and unconventional sources in Denmark, England, Mexico and the United States. The story finds a way to help the reader feel that s/he is also sifting through data and forming their own conclusions.
Cross The Bridge of Deaths into 1939, and dive into cold Danish waters to uncover the secrets of the G-AESY.

Get the revised 75th anniversary of The Bridge of Deaths on Amazon in ebook and paperback.
About the author
M.C.V. Egan is the pen name chosen by Maria Catalina Vergara Egan. Catalina was born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1959, the sixth of eight children, in a traditional Catholic family.
From a very young age, she became obsessed with the story of her maternal grandfather, Cesar Agustin Castillo--mostly the story of how he died.
She spent her childhood in Mexico. When her father became an employee of The World Bank in Washington D.C. in the early 1970s, she moved with her entire family to the United States. Catalina was already fluent in English, as she had spent one school year in the town of Pineville, Louisiana with her grandparents. There she won the English award, despite being the only one who had English as a second language in her class.
In the D.C. suburbs she attended various private Catholic schools and graduated from Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland in 1977. She attended Montgomery Community College, where she changed majors every semester. She also studied in Lyons, France, at the Catholic University for two years. In 1981, due to an impulsive young marriage to a Viking (the Swedish kind, not the football player kind), Catalina moved to Sweden where she resided for five years and taught at a language school for Swedish, Danish, and Finnish businesspeople. She then returned to the USA, where she has lived ever since. She is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Swedish.
Maria Catalina Vergara Egan is married and has one son who, together with their five-pound Chihuahua, makes her feel like a full-time mother. Although she would not call herself an astrologer she has taken many classes and taught a few beginner classes in the subject.
The celebrated her 52nd birthday on July 2nd, 2011, and gave herself self-publishing The Bridge of Deaths as a gift.

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Are You A Fan of Merry Farmer?

If so, then get ready for her all new historical romance! 

Trail of Kisses (Hot on the Trail, Book 1) is coming October 27! The Oregon Trail has never been as sexy as it is in Merry Farmer’s upcoming historical romance! Available RIGHT NOW for preorder:


Someone is trying to kill Lynne Tremaine. After her father sentences two members of The Briscoe Boys gang to death, Judge Tremaine feels he has no choice but to send Lynne to Denver City along the Oregon Trail to live with her Uncle George…against her will. For Lynne, the only thing worse than being sent away to the wild west is making the journey with the handsome, arrogant, wicked man her uncle has hired to escort her. Especially when the anger she feels toward him begins to turn to something hotter.
Cade Lawson is determined to prove himself to his employer, George Tremaine, after letting him down months earlier. But what he thought would be his second chance may, in fact, be a harsh punishment for his past mistakes. Lynne is headstrong, fiery, and determined to show him she is fearless. She is also beautiful and tempting, and when Cade sees just how afraid she really is underneath her brave act, he may be in danger of losing his heart to her forever. When her would-be killer attacks, it’s all he can do to keep Lynne safe.
He swore to protect her, but who will protect him from her?
PLEASE BE ADVISED – Steam Level: Hot

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Do You Believe In Magic?

                How many of you have had that childhood, where grownups told the young ones stories of places that were so magical they could only exist in dreams? For these three best friends, fairy tales were the stories they heard and created themselves. Until one day, they discovered something magical does exist...just not in our world. The Strings of the Violin, written by Alisse Lee Goldenberg, is a story full of adventure, magic, and friendship.
                This tale begins with Carrie Eisen, a teenager who only wants to enjoy her summer before senior year doing as little as possible. Of course, her summer would be the ideal summer if it were spent without her two best friends, Rebecca Campbell and Lindsay Smith. Now, this isn't just any ordinary best friends trio, oh no, these here are three friends who met one preschool day and decided to pretend they were a pack of wolves. Ever since, they have been inseparable and have done just about everything together; from creating their own fairy tales, to going on a journey so similar to the tales they grew up hearing. Now, I know I'm getting ahead of myself, I bet you are what magical journey I could be talking about. Well, allow me to brief you on what is the magical world known as Hadariah. It's a kingdom full of people, talking animals, and creatures whom you have always thought existed in your dreams. Now, darkness has settled over the land, for a Evil king known as Asmodeus, has stolen strings from a precious violin that brought life to everyone and everything. The King and Queen of light have tried everything in their power to retrieve the strings; but they have have failed, and as a last resort they send out for someone who can finally restore life in Hadariah. With this knowledge, we return to Carrie who has reached status lazy in her backyard, when she is visited by a fox. This isn't just your average fox, and Carrie soon realizes that when the fox opens his mouth and words come out asking for Carrie's help and to journey on a quest. With the thought of venturing on a quest full of magic, the three friends agree to help in any way they can in returning the strings back to the violin.
                As much as I would love to tell you all about their journey, I cannot. You will just have to trust me when I say that it is full of trickery, adventure, and discovering new friends. I highly suggest if you love reading about other worlds, magical creatures both good and evil, and the occasional talking animals, you will love reading The Strings of the Violin.

              Carrie returns to Hadariah once more for another daring adventure, except this time with a new agenda!
               It's been one year since her friends have returned from defeating the evil Asmodeus, and Carrie is now attending York University. Sadly, her friends are not with her; Rebecca is off at Ottawa, and Lindsay is at Berklee School of Music. Being apart from each other has never been easy, but they make do with phone calls and skype. With the birthdays of her two best friends, Carrie is looking forward to seeing them again, so much that she decides to email them both with plans for when they meet the following week. When days pass without hearing from either of them, she begins to worry that something has happened to them. Around this time, Carrie has noticed a strange young man following her around campus, and it is not until she has a dream of her Rebecca and Lindsay, when he finally makes he presence know to her. This man known as Mikhail, says he is from Hadariah and that he must protect her from those who wish to do harm to her for defeating Asmodeus. Unfortunately, her friends were not so lucky, for they have been taken. For this reason, Carrie returns with only one goal in mind: find and rescue her friends. 
              Once again, Carrie embarks on a journey, but she will not be alone, for she will have Mikhail and Emilia to aid her for whatever awaits her. 
              Like before, if what I have written has grasped your attention, then please, grab yourself a copy of The Dybbuk's Mirror. I can assure you, that you will not regret it. For those who have read The Strings of the Violin, then you know when I say this: this is a journey you will not want to miss out on! 

About Alisse Lee Goldeberg
Alisse Lee Goldenberg is an author of horror and Young Adult fantasy fiction. She has her Bachelors of Education and a Fine Arts degree, and has studied fantasy and folk lore since she was a child. Alisse lives in Toronto with her husband Brian, their triplets Joseph, Phillip, and Hailey, and their rambunctious Goldendoodle Sebastian. 
Find Alisse on her website and Twitter.
About The Dybbuk’s Mirror
It has been nearly two years since the events in The Strings of the Violin, and Carrie has adjusted to life as a university student far from her friends. However, when the path to Hadariah is sealed, she starts to fear malevolent forces may be behind the other strange occurrences around her. Trying to contact Lindsay and Rebecca to get help in unraveling the mystery, Carrie discovers that her friends are in fact missing. With no way of knowing who to trust, Carrie must find a way back to the land she once saved to rescue her friends from the dybbuks’ clutches.
Reuniting with the dybbuk princess Emilia, and finding a new friend in the mysterious farmer Mikhail, Carrie must once again do battle with Asmodeus’s forces, and help stop the chaos that threatens to overtake the land while striving to save both Lindsay and Rebecca. For the first time, Carrie is working without the two friends who have helped her through every major decision in her life. Carrie must learn to rely on herself, and find her own strengths to save those she holds dear.
Genre classification: YA Fantasy
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Check out Karpov-Kinrade's Spicy, Sexy, Steamy New Book

Trust me when I say this: you will never regret the day when you pick up a copy( any copy) of Karpov-Kinrade's novels. They are amazing, sexy, stunning, steamy, charming, spicy, and you'll never want them to end. So, I highly recommend, if you haven't already, embark on an adventure that will surely take your breath away, and read their new novel Hitched! Coming to a bookstore near you!

Hitched by Karpov Kinrade is coming November 23, 2014! Sexy, sultry, witty, HOT! Available RIGHT NOW for preorder:

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Check out the blurb for HITCHED:

He called me “wife.”

This man standing naked in front of me. Tall. Dark. Sexy as sin…

He’s my husband?

Disjointed images from the night before, the night I can’t entirely remember, float into my mind.

Meeting him in the bar. Sharing tidbits of our lives. I own a company that plans bachelor parties. He’s a pediatric heart surgeon.

We both live in Las Vegas, but we come from very different worlds.

And then I remember that kiss. The way his lips brushed against mine, gentle at first, then harder, deeper, with more urgency.

Sex in the elevator. Hot, forbidden, delicious.

I remember the way he made me feel. The way our bodies fit perfectly together.

But I don’t remember marrying him.

And now, he won’t let me go. Dr. Sexy who saves children for a living. He wants the summer to prove we are meant to be.

I can give him a summer.

But can I give him a lifetime?