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BOOK INFORMATION

TITLE – Love’s Great Plan
SERIES (& Book #) – The Warren Family Series #4
AUTHOR – Regina Puckett
GENRE – Romance
PUBLICATION DATE – 10/23/2015
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) –204 pages/ 49,790 words
PUBLISHER – Punk & Sissy Publications
COVER ARTIST – Mihai Blanaru / Dreamstime.com
May be read as a standalone book

BOOK SYNOPSIS
As the son of two famous actors, Coty is used to the unfaltering scrutiny of the media. But even though he’s been in and out of the spotlight his entire life, he is totally unprepared for the public’s harsh judgement when he’s forced to kill a teenager in the line of duty.
Amanda is the love of Coty’s life. She wants to stand by his side and weather his current crisis, but he’s determined to create a distance between them in the hope of protecting her. His biggest fear is that, if the media makes a connection between them, the reporters will turn their focus from him and onto her. That would most certainly bring the media to rehash the lurid scandal that had erupted after the attempted rape of his sister by Amanda’s own deceased brother.
Coty has no intention of letting his problems hurt Amanda. He only wants her happiness, and if that means he has to let her go – then so be it.

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Amanda’s brain felt as if it were filled with cobwebs. The long hours of working nonstop made everything feel fuzzy and uncertain. “Stop making a mountain out of a molehill. I’m not taking advice from a person who got her information about men and women from dirty magazines and porn. You know as much about love as I do, and that amounts to a big fat zero.”

She pulled on her ponytail and sighed. “Coty has been so good to me. I don’t want to ruin our friendship by embarrassing him. If I threw myself at him, I would only confuse things. If he wants this to go farther than a friendship, I’m going to let him make the first move. Until then, we’re friends, and if that’s all it is ever going to be between the two of us, I’ll be content. I have never had anyone who cared about me. No one has ever worried about my health, about my safety or wellbeing. Coty does. With him I feel safe and loved. There is never a moment when we are together that I don’t feel cherished and happy. So, if I have to be his friend, then I will be his friend. If I have to watch him fall in love and get married to someone else, then I’ll watch him fall in love and get married. I’ll wish them nothing but the best of everything. I’ve never known love, but this time with Coty has meant everything to me. If it has to last me a lifetime, I’ll cherish each and every memory forever.”

Barbara didn’t say a thing for several moments before finally sputtering out, “You’re not kidding, are you?”

Amanda didn’t blink. “No. I’m not kidding. You know my past. No one has ever loved me. No one. I would love to be the person Coty falls in love with, but the truth is I never expected to be here doing what I love to do. I never expected to be here with people I love to be with. I appreciate right now that if I suddenly lost it all, I would have this time to look back on, to remember that at one time in my life I had people who cared about me. I could make that last a lifetime, if I had to.”


AUTHOR BIO
Regina Puckett has been writing for over forty-five years. She lives in Tennessee with her husband of over forty years. She has two grown daughters and four grandchildren.
She writes sweet romances, horror, inspirational, picture books and poetry. There are several projects in various stages of completion and there are always characters and stories waiting for their chance to finally get out of her head and onto paper.
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Short Tales of Horror Part II Book Review

Book Review

Short Tales of Horror Part II

Regina Puckett

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GENRE – Horror

PUBLICATION DATE – September 2, 2014

LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 77 pages

PUBLISHER – Punk & Sissy Publications

COVER ARTIST – Ryan Jorgensen owns copyright on photo. Charity Parkerson put together the book cover.

About the Book

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While Sheriff Wilson has no idea what really transpired the night twelve people were murdered in the old mental hospital during what was supposed to be a simple night of ghost hunting, he was at the scene moments after the lone survivor committed suicide. Now it’s a year later and a group of paranormal investigators want to set up a haunted house and invite the general public in that same abandoned mental hospital. How is he supposed to keep that many people safe from whoever or whatever killed the last group?

Silent Baby Screams

Gwen doesn’t understand why her husband resents their newborn baby so much, but she never suspects that one day she’ll return home from work to discover their baby boy has simply vanished. What happens next is the stuff of nightmares.

Lucky Thirteen

Thirteen black cats help keep watch over a bedridden, old lady. Sometimes the number thirteen is lucky but then again it might just depend on it who you are.

Pay Back

There’s nothing usual about Jeremy waking up late for school, but on this particular morning something feels different. When he goes downstairs to face the music, he finds his grandmother waiting for him but no one else appears to be at home. Jeremy believes he’s caught a lucky break and his mother and father won’t get to know, but he soon discovers that not everything is as it seems. He finds he’ll have to face up to his mistakes, though, and maybe even suffer a little payback himself.

Slimmer

Sandy loves her new boyfriend, but ever since they moved in together, Donald won’t get off her back about how much she eats. When he offers her a new miracle diet pill, she decides to try one just to shut him up. Unfortunately, there are unexpected side effects that take them both by terrifying surprise.

Sam I am

The morning after moving into her dream home with her young daughter and husband, Paige learns that the three story, 18th century house might be haunted. She then finds that her daughter has a new imaginary friend called Sam I Am. It isn’t long before Paige’s perfect home turns into a living nightmare.

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“Something drained its battery. Sometimes that happens when a spirit is nearby. Why don’t you try asking Wallace a few questions?  Maybe he likes men better than women. After all he only kidnapped, raped and killed little boys. “

There nothing Alan wanted less than to try and communicate with a dead serial killer but he had forced his way in with the group so the least he could do was try in fit in. “He liked little boy’s. I don’t think he’s going to be interested in my type. I’m a little old for his taste.”

Rhonda didn’t say anything but continued to stare at him. He finally shrugged. “Why the hell not?”  He turned toward the empty room and tried not to feel like a damn fool. It was a good thing none of his deputies could see him talking to a ghost. “If you’re with us, Wallace Webster, you should know the world’s a better place without you in it. You were the lowest form of scrum bag and I think it’s a damn shame you were granted the pleasure of dying of old age in here instead of getting the electric chair like you deserved.”

Rhonda elbowed him. “Ask a question and stop antagonizing him.”

Alan glared at her. “Fine.”  He closed his eyes and tried to think of a good question. “Why did you hurt those innocent children?”  All of the K2 meters lit up.

Rhonda leaned over and grabbed her backpack. She dug around until she found the recorder. “Ask him something else. “

Alan stood and walked over into the circle of K2 meters. “Why, you Son of a Bitch. Why?” He felt a sharp stinging sensation across the back of his neck before cold air enveloped him. Just as he was reaching back to rub the painful area, a putrid smell filled the air and a voice right next to his ear whispered. “Mine.”  Without even thinking, he asked, “Why?”  There was a sinister laugh and another sharp painful slash across his neck and then down the full length of his back. He went to step out of the circle until something bumped against the side of his leg. The air around him became soupy and every breath became harder and harder to draw in.

When he made another move to leave the circle several things happened at once; it felt as if a large hand gripped onto his shoulder, a breathe of foul air filled his nose and the room became crammed with small black shadows. Another whisper finally answered his question. “My children.” Alan forced his legs to move but he only made it a few steps when the black forms rushed to surround him. It felt as if several pairs of small hands were tugging at his pants’ legs and there were arms wrapping around both of his legs. The air overflowed with agitated murmurings and whispers.

Every hair on Alan’s body stood up from the static electricity in the room. He blinked his eyes several times trying to focus on the tiny black shadows which had suddenly appeared out of nowhere. They were all inside of the circle of K2 meters and the lights on the meters were flashing on and off like crazy. The shadows were darker than the room’s darkness. They were completely void of any light and the feelings emanating from them were if they were totally void of any happiness.

It wasn’t so much the touching or even the presence of the black shadows that bothered Alan. It was those feelings of pain and anguish that were slowly leaching away his own happiness. He could sense they needed his help and this was the only way they knew how to ask for it. He broke out in a cold sweat, and just as the coldness was beginning to seep into his skin, frantic screaming came from somewhere else in the hospital.

Review

I love this time of year. It truly brings out my love of horror like no other time does. I had the most wonderful time regaling my husband with snippets from Short Tales of Horror Part II while I was reading just to see his face and hear his comments about my choice of reviewing material!

Regina Puckett has one of my favorite senses, wicked twistedness, which she employs readily in Short Tales of Horror Part II. I quickly became engrossed in each short story as it unfolded and found it difficult to put down. My housework has gone on hold until I have spent the weekend riffling through her other books to find my next favorite read.

Short Tales of Horror Part II is a non-stop thrill and I definitely recommend you read it before the mood of the season changes!

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Interview

It is my pleasure to welcome Regina Puckett, author of Short Tales of Horror Part II, to Room With Books!

What do you do when you are not writing? 

A little bit of everything. I work full time for a local university so I have to squeeze in writing between my job, grandchildren, painting, sewing and napping.

Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult?

Gone with the Wind was my first full length novel.  I don’t think you ever forget your first.

Can you tell us about your challenges in getting your first book published?

It was agony. I received rejection letter after rejection letter until I became so discouraged I gave up writing for about six years. It wasn’t until I got my sweet romance, Concealed in My Heart, stuck in my head that I had to write again to get it out. Of course, that just meant I had to go through the entire rejection process all over again, but by this time I had grown a little older and wiser so I didn’t give up until I finally had a yes from a publisher.

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?

To slow down time.  There aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything accomplished.

What was your first job?

I sewed back pockets onto blue jeans – not an experience I wish to relive.

Out of all of your characters, which is your favorite?

Bill from What the Heart Knows. He’s sweet, vulnerable but still strong.  He’s so real to me.

What does your writing schedule look like?

If I have a story I want told, I write during every spare moment, but since I already have one job, I try not to make writing into another job that one day I’ll resent.  I want writing to always be something I love doing so I only write when I have a story to tell.  I never force myself to sit down and try and churn something out just to say I’ve written a certain number of words every day.  To me that’s not very creative.

Do you use your OWN experiences?

I certainly do.

Was it easy to pick the title for your book?

I don’t agonize over the titles to my books.  I pick a working title just so I’ll have a way to save my document, and then I’ll wait until I’m just about finished to decide on the final title.  Usually one of my characters will say something that will make it clear what the title should be.

If you could pick one profession other than author, what would it be? Why does it appeal to you?

An artist.  I love painting but I’m not very good at it.  That doesn’t stop me from trying to get better though.

What are you currently working on?

I’m finishing the last short story to a book that will have five short romances loosely based on fairy tales titled, Modern Day Fairy Tales.

Fun Facts
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Strawberry
Night owl, or early bird? Early bird
Coffee or tea? Tea
Roller Coasters or Water Rides? I’m a big chicken.  I like my sofa.
Swimming in the ocean or a pool? Pool.  I like to see what’s under the water.
Walking or fitness club? Walking

Any last words?

I love hearing from my readers so come join the conversation at @ReginaPucket.  I’ll answer any question or at least try to.

Thanks you for chatting with our readers and for allowing Room With Books to be part of your tour!

About the Author

Short Tales of Horror II - Author PhotoRegina Puckett writes sweet romances, horror, inspirational, picture books and poetry. There are several projects in various stages of completion and there are always characters and stories waiting for their chance to finally get out of her head and onto paper.

Regina Puckett is an award nominated author for her short story, Balloon Wishes.

Concealed in My Heart is a Readers’ Favorite Book Award Winner.

Claimed by Sin is nominated for 2014 Ellora’s Cave Golden Ankh award.

Concealed in My Heart won runner-up in the international 2014 MARSocial Author of the Year Competition.

Borrowed Wings, has received the Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval.

Memories won first place in the 1st WSBR International Poetry Contest. This poem may be found in her book of poetry, Tilting at Windmills and Words.

Slowly Drowning won second place in the 3rd WSBR International Poetry Contest. This poem may be found in her poetry book, My Words into the Beyond.

Sir Galahad Comes to the Rescue won third place in the 3rd WSBR International Poetry Contest. This poem may be found in her book of poetry, Ramblings and Dreams.

Her collection of poetry, Fireflies, won 2013 Turning Pages Poetry Book of the Year.

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Synopsis

Wade Collins survived a childhood filled with abuse and vows he’ll never have children of his own. So his bargain with Septem, prince of the seventh realm of Hell, for the soul of his first-born is no loss at all. That is, until he meets Morgan and their hot love affair produces an unexpected child. Now Wade must find a way to save everything he has come to love by outwitting a demon who is old as time and who will stop at nothing to collect.

Inside Scoop: This scary tale includes graphic violence and alludes to past abuse. Make sure to leave your lights on for this one. You wouldn’t want to miss a moment of this alpha male musician.

Meet the Author

Charity Parkeron Author pic 1Charity Parkerson is an award winning and multi-published author with Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Midnight Books, and Punk & Sissy Publications. Born with no filter from her brain to her mouth, she decided to take this odd quirk and insert it in her characters.

 

*2013 Readers’ Favorite Award Winner

*2013 Reviewers’ Choice Award Winner

*ARRA Finalist for Favorite Paranormal Romance

*Five-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath

*Named one of the top 10 best books by an Indie author in 2011- Paranormal Reads Reviews

*Best Paranormal Romance of 2012- Paranormal Reads Reviews

 

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Regina Puckett is an award nominated author for her short story, Balloon Wishes.

Concealed in My Heart won runner-up in the international 2014 MARSocial Author of the Year Competition.

Borrowed Wings, has received the Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval.

Memories won first place in the 1st WSBR International Poetry Contest. This poem may be found in her book of poetry, Tilting at Windmills and Words.

Slowly Drowning won second place in the 3rd WSBR International Poetry Contest. This poem may be found in her poetry book, My Words into the Beyond.

Sir Galahad Comes to the Rescue won third place in the 3rd WSBR International Poetry Contest. This poem may be found in her book of poetry, Ramblings and Dreams.

Her collection of poetry, Fireflies, won 2013 Turning Pages Poetry Book of the Year.

Her sweet romance, Songs that I Whisper, received a 5 star review from Readers’ Favorite.

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite-a 5 star review.

She writes sweet romances, horror, inspirational, picture books and poetry. There are several projects in various stages of completion and there are always characters and stories waiting for their chance to finally get out of her head and onto paper.

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“How much longer will y’all be playing tonight?” She didn’t know what else to talk about but she also didn’t want to leave him right away.

“About another two hours,” he answered, and as if her question reminded him of the fact he should be on stage already, he motioned toward a swinging wooden door. “If you head through there, you’ll be right beside the stage. You know, just in case you’re interested in seeing the show up close.” He looked so hopeful she couldn’t help but laugh.

“I’m interested.” She left her answer hanging, hoping he got the hint she was interested in more than only his show. A look of pure wickedness crossed his face and she instantly regretted her words. There was something about him. It made her wonder if he was more than she could handle.

“Time to go, Wade!”

He glanced over her shoulder and motioned he was on his way to whoever yelled for him. A spike of longing hit her without warning. She didn’t want their time to end. When his eyes met hers, she wondered if he felt the same way. “Maybe I’ll see you afterwards,” she said attempting to keep the hope from her voice.

The bright lights from the stage flared to life and he smiled. The change in him was almost miraculous. She felt the happiness inside of him skyrocket, and she had to stop herself from pushing him toward the center of the stage in order to feed his obvious passion. “Go,” she said urging him on when he still hesitated. “You’re keeping me waiting. I’m excited to hear you sing.”

“Now how can I resist such a statement?”

“You don’t. Now go,” she ordered and he began walking backward toward the stage while keeping her in his line of sight. She wanted to laugh at the playful look on his face. When it became obvious, he wasn’t going to go away until she did, she shook her head and pushed her way through the swinging door.

“Morgan,” he called, stopping her. Looking back over her shoulder, she raised her eyebrows in question. “I’m interested,” he said causing her to freeze in her tracks and turn completely around. Without waiting for her to respond, he jogged onto the stage. She kept her eyes locked on the way his wrangler jeans hugged his sexy ass and his white t-shirt stretched across his shoulders until he was out of sight. She was in so much trouble with this one.

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