Monday, May 20, 2013

Marilyn Monroe - What She Knew

I am thrilled to have as my guests today two fantastic authors and researchers who have penned Fateful Night, Bool 1 of the What She Knew Trilogy and have nearly completed Book 2, Darkest Day. Marilyn Monroe was a legend in her day, but the many rumors and accusations concerning her untimely death have propelled her into the super-legend category in death. What do you know about what she might have known concerning activities at the White House and in the United States government?

First, let's meet our authors K. R. Hughes and T. L. Burns.

K. R. Hughes is a native of Amarillo, TX. She has a degree in English, helps with literacy programs, and tutors college students. Hughes has two children, Justin and Kayti. Hughes also has two regency, historical novels, "Treasured Love" and “Lord Tristan’s True Love,” under her pen name Kymber Lee.
T. L. Burns is the foremost researcher and historical guru for the What She Knew Trilogy. Burns and husband Ken have two grown children, Kenny and Deven. Burns is a native of California. She has spent the majority of her adult life working with at-risk kids and adults.
Both authors currently reside in Atlanta, GA where they write and encourage budding authors to follow their dreams. You can connect with them at any of the following social media groups:

Did Marilyn Monroe commit suicide? Did someone get away with an elaborate plot to murder the famous sex goddess? On that “Fateful Night” in August 1962 find out what may have happened to her and why she was killed. Many argue that she was involved in way too many secrets from different factions of the world. She was a smart woman who could play the dumb blonde to attain her stardom yet she unwittingly learned of conspiracy plots and political threats that would not only end her life but that of the current president, John F. Kennedy.
In this fast paced suspense every major player of the early sixties is involved, from the world politicians, to the Rat Pack, to Hollywood, and the mafia. What if Marilyn Monroe had lived and what if what she knew could have saved JFK?
Fact or fiction? What if....
Book Excerpt
July 25, 1962

Joseph Kennedy tapped his finger on the desktop while he listened to the irate woman on the other end of the receiver.  When she finally took a breath Joe snagged his chance.
          “Now see here! I know it needs to be done, but we must have patience.  Marilyn isn’t an easy target.”
          “Well then,” the woman insisted, “either you take care of her or I will.”
          Joe started to form a reply as the sound of the receiver slamming down and the buzzing of a dial tone droned in his ear. He replaced the instrument in its cradle, scratching his head as he rose from his desk.
His secretary poked her head through the doorway.
“Get Sam on the phone.”

          Frank stood in the casino holding a beautiful blonde on one arm and tossing dice onto a craps table with the other. Laughing at his roll the woman stepped out of his grasp just as Sam Giancana walked up.
          “Beat it doll,” Sam snapped.  She stared at him and gave Frank a lingering kiss before she left.
          “Looks like you’re losing your touch there, Sam.” Frank grinned as he threw the dice over the line on the table.
          Sam snarled. “Never mind about her.  We have business to attend to.” As the dice rolled to a stop the crowd clapped, and Frank made a mock bow as the chips were pushed toward him.
          “Not now, I’m winning.” Frank gave the neatly folded orange handkerchief in the breast pocket of his tux a pat and winked at the mobster.
          “Now.” Sam grabbed Frank by the lapels.
Frank looked down, took hold of Sam’s beefy hand and said, “Hands off the suit.”  Gathering up his chips one at a time, Frank said between clenched teeth, “This better be important.” Glaring at Sam, Frank pocketed the chips and followed him out of the Sands.

July 28, 1962

          Marilyn sauntered over to her lover, current president, John F. Kennedy and rubbed her leg invitingly against him.  “Are you enjoying the party?” she whispered, giving his ear a caressing lick.
          Marilyn smiled at Sam as he poured himself another highball and offered one to Frank.
          “Mmm hmm, I am now,” Jack mumbled as his lips pressed her ear. He encircled her waist with one arm and pulled her onto his lap.
          “Let’s go for a walk, lover, just you and me.” She kissed him long and deep, leaving the heady flavor of her martini tingling on his lips.
          “Yes let’s.” He ran his hand up the side of her thigh before he allowed her to stand up.
Frank exchanged a glance with Sam as the couple left the room with arms tucked around each other in a cozy half embrace.

Our authors have granted us a sneak preview into Book 2, Darkest Day, scheduled for publication by the end of summer.

On the tragic day of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the nation mourns the loss of a president who stood for radical change and whose charisma carried him through the masses with never before seen devotion.  Kennedy’s determination to pay the U.S. back for his good fortune never wavered, with a presidency riddled in strife from the Cuban Missile Crisis to the Cold War and finally to the Vietnam conflict nothing was easy for him.

In this fictional novel, Kennedy isn’t on a world tour or even in Texas in 1963.  Instead he is in the Alps recovering from back surgery, a ruse that he had planned with Bobby, and his double months in advance of the tour.  With the oval office tapped and the ever present Bobby running interference there was little likelihood that anyone would realize this was not the president.  In fact, no one did.

Now, the world believes they’re beloved president is dead, there is no going back for Jack.  While the decisions are difficult, it is far better to leave his ‘death’ alone than to risk political failure for his family clan and ridicule for his young widow.

 Kennedy must now take on another face, name, and identity.  Who is behind the assassination? What was the ultimate goal in killing the president? Was it to topple the American government and take down the Kennedy’s with it? Find out in this action packed conspiracy novel.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

A Clue for Adrianna by Charlotte Kent

The first novel in the women’s fiction series Captain’s Point Stories, A Clue for Adrianna, written by multi-published, internationally known From Women’s Pens authors Annie Acorn and Juliette Hill under the pseudonym Charlotte Kent, offers the reader romance, mystery, humor, and adventure in a story of love and personal growth.

Forced to return to her ancestral home in Captain’s Point, a small town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Adrianna Montgomery receives a shock and a challenge when the terms of her great-aunt’s will are read. Faced with a haughty attorney, a crumbling old house and a clue, she must draw upon the resources found in those around her as well as her own inner strengths in order to solve the riddle and secure her inheritance. Little understanding the adventure and danger she will encounter along the journey ahead, she accepts the challenge and ultimately learns who she is destined to be and discovers the meaning of true love.

Don’t miss this chance to fall in love again!

Juliette Hill    About the author:

Juliette Hill is the pseudonym for a creative writer who is passionate about all things vintage, traveling with her husband and exploring family history. She enjoys treasure hunting at local antique markets and estate sales, searching for her next great ‘find’ that will spark her imagination. Her desire to discover the story behind each treasure motivates the writer within. Juliette’s other interests include planning family gatherings, scrapbooking, cooking, shopping and dining out, to name a few. Her stories involve multi-dimensional characters and generational plots which bridge the gap between the past and present. She is currently working on several projects for Annie Acorn Publishing.

Charlotte Kent   About the author:                                              

Charlotte Kent is the pseudonym used by Annie Acorn and Juliette Hill when writing their collaborative romantic women's fiction series Captain's Point Stories.

Annie Acorn   About the author:

Annie Acorn is the pseudonym of a prolific, internationally published author, whose readership recognizes her mainly for her women’s fiction, cozy mysteries and richly woven stories with a warm southern flair. She is a founding member of From Women’s Pens – A Cooperative of Women Writers. Annie is the mother of two sons, one of whom is married to the best daughter-in-law in the world. She lives in the Washington, D.C. area, where she has done extensive technical writing as a contractor. She owned a tri-state medical outsourcing business for a number of years and was the Director of a behavioral healthcare firm. She once flipped a comic book and collectible retail company comprised of five stores, and she has managed cemeteries and funeral homes. She is the owner of Annie Acorn Publishing LLC. Ms. Acorn has published in The Inspirational Writer, and she edited an in-house publication for the State of Mississippi. She is a contributor of ezine articles. In her spare time, Ms. Acorn enjoys reading, writing mysteries, listening to classical music, playing cards, and spending time with her family and friends – often at a restaurant serving delicious food.

Guest Post:

Juliette Hill’s Guest Post for the A CLUE FOR ADRIANNA Blog Tour 2013

A Clue for Adrianna, recently released by Annie Acorn Publishing LLC, is the first novel in the contemporary romantic woman’s fiction series Captain’s Point Stories that I am writing in collaboration with writer and publisher, Annie Acorn under our pseudonym Charlotte Kent.  The pseudonym celebrates our efforts and sets them apart from our individual work as Juliette Hill and Annie Acorn. Our collaboration has been smooth, exciting and rewarding, as well as lots and lots of fun! 

It all began back in January when Annie and I were discussing upcoming WIPs for the year. She offered me the opportunity to work with her on a romance series that she had been thinking about writing for years, but was still fluid in her mind.   I always intended to start a series of my own at some point.  Who would have imagined that, in approximately 90 days, we would have written, edited and published our first full-length novel?

The process was amazing, as we’ve truly experienced two creative minds being better than one, melding our similar writing styles, voices, and visions. Our individual ideas about setting, characters and plot development wove seamlessly together, creating a romantic, suspenseful, contemporary, often humorous, women’s fiction novel.  It’s our belief that readers will find themselves falling in love again as they follow our main character’s journey of personal growth and discovery of true love!

The fictitious town of Captain’s Point on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is the setting of our series.  Living in Maryland as we do, Annie and I both have a soft place in our hearts for the Eastern Shore with the area’s deep roots in history, its picturesque towns and scenery, friendly residents and, of course, the close proximity of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay.  The commerce and lifestyle of the area blend with our storylines, enhancing their beautiful imagery and larger than life characters.

A strong cast of characters, who will grow and change depending upon whatever curve balls life throws at them, are introduced within the first book.  Adrianna Montgomery, the series’ central character, is a modern young woman who meets a number of challenges that life throws at her.  Doors close, and she embraces others as they open.  As her character exploded onto the pages, Adrianna guided us through the episodes of her journey, dictating and influencing our approach to her interactions with the other main players.  

The series, as it’s developing, proudly embraces our characters’ pasts and heritage while dealing with present day situations and issues.  Storylines highlight Adrianna’s development of friendships and relationships with the residence of Captain’s Point and beyond.  Serious writing has already been completed on the next three novels, within which the series merges our characters business lives with fun, romance, courtship, marriage, children, friendships, human failures and flaws as well as personal triumphs and successes.

A Man for Susan, the second novel in the series will be available August 1, 2013.  The future for our readers is bright indeed as we explore the wonders of Captain’s Point together!

Links and Contact Information:

On Twitter:               @CharlotteKent20

By Email:
               (Juliette Hill)
                (Anne Acorn)



Thank you very much Charlotte Kent, Juliette Hill and Annie Acorn, for being my guests today. I wish you all the best on your many publishing endeavors.

Doug Simpson

Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Reincarnation of Thomas Jefferson

How would you handle the news if you discovered that you were previously incarnated as Alexander the Great and later President Thomas Jefferson. Read how this individual dealt with this legacy.

Soul Mind, Book III of the Dacque Chronicles is In The Spotlight

Soul Mind, Book III of the Dacque Chronicles, is In the Spotlight on fellow author Mcv Egan's blog. Check us out at

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Soul Connections, Book IV of the Dacque Chronicles - Regression Excerpt

“I would now like you to travel back further in time to when you were just a small baby, then keep going back further to before you were born, and now picture yourself in a tunnel. The tunnel is not confining in any way but has lots of room in it, and it gradually slopes downward. You are slowly sliding down this tunnel, and at the end of the tunnel you can now see a light. As you slide further and further along, the light gets brighter and brighter and soon you will reach the end of the tunnel. When you exit from the tunnel, you will land gently on your feet in a previous lifetime. Are you out of the tunnel yet?”
“Please describe for me what you see.”
“We are in a courtroom. A man is asking me questions; accusing me of being a witch.”
“Can you tell me where this courtroom is located?”
“Salem Village.”
“In what area is Salem Village located?”
“It is in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.”
“What year is this taking place?”
“Are you a witch?”
“Why have you been accused of being a witch?”
“A neighbor girl told the local authorities that she often sees me talking to nobody.”
“And that is a good enough reason to accuse you of being a witch?”
“Apparently. Over a hundred people have already been accused of being witches in this area. They hung some of them, already.”

Excerpt from Chapter 9 of Soul Connections, Book IV of the Dacque Chronicles.