How To Survive the Coming Apocalypse – a comedy

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CRY. LAUGH. RESIST. REPEAT.

MISSION:

In response to the political shit show of the past year and the near future, actress/playwright Alyson Croft (Dallas, Trancers, Lincoln Heights, On Fifth & Spring) and artist/screenwriter Ehron Asher (Island of Last Resort), have formed The Hollywood Progressive Comedy Resistance.

On Martin Luther King Day (MONDAY, JANUARY 16), we are gathering a diverse group of progressive stand-up comics to offer their post-election/pre-inauguration thoughts and observations on the State of the Union, along side musical performances and a quick guide to how to survive the next 4 years without going insane.

The mission of this event is to bring together those of us still struggling to make sense of the current reality — so that in solidarity and laughter, we might feel slightly less shitty than when we arrived.

EVENT INFO:

“HOW TO SURVIVE THE COMING APOCALYPSE”
a production of THE HOLLYWOOD PROGRESSIVE COMEDY RESISTANCE

FEATURING MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY:

ANGELO MOORE of FISHBONE
MELIQUE BERGER
HBO’s Golden Globe nominated “Insecure”, X-Men: Days of Future Past
NOAH LIFSCHEY
Grammy-nominated producer, composer, songwriter, member of The Artizonals and drummer for Sugar Fly

STAND UP PERFORMANCES BY:

Hosted by: Doug Williams

Host and Exec Producer, “Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up”

BEN GLEIB
Host of GSN’s Idiotest, Showtime Special “Ben Gleib: Neurotic Gangster”

SHELAGH RATNER
Voted California’s Funniest Female – Flapper’s Comedy Club, Last Comic Standing Semi-Finalist

OMID SINGH
Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, Fringe Festival, Regular at The Comedy & Magic Club

REEM EDAN
Funny Women Fest, MoveOn’s Laughter Trumps Hate

UPSTAIRS AT THE FEDERAL BAR
5303 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood

DOORS OPEN at 6:15 PM
SHOW FROM 7pm-9PM
PRESALE TICKETS: $10
http://nh.thefederalbar.com/calendar
OR $15 AT THE DOOR

100% NON-PROFIT EVENT. ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED.

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1912098885684970

ABOUT OUR TALENTED and FUNNY PEOPLE:

BEN GLEIB
Host of GSN’s Idiotest, Showtime’s special Ben Gleib: Neurotic Gangster

Ben was just named by TBS one of the “funniest comedians working today.” and Esquire once called him one of “Six comedians who could be comedy’s next big thing.” The other five were Aziz Ansari, Patton Oswalt, David Cross, Demetri Martin, and Flight of the Conchords.

He is host of the Emmy nominated comedy game show “Idiotest” in it’s 4th season on GSN, it’s the most watched original program on the network. His hilarious hour standup special “Ben Gleib – Neurotic Gangster” is currently airing on Showtime.

He’s also a regular on “The Today Show”, “@Midnight with Chris Hardwick” and logged over 100 appearances on “Chelsea Lately”.

His podcast “Last Week On Earth” debuted on iTunes Comedy at #9, and was #1 on stitcher for 20 straight weeks.

Links:
bengleib.com
Twitter and IG @bengleib
https://www.facebook.com/bengleib
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ANGELO MOORE
Lead singer, saxophonist, and creative force behind the legendary band, FISHBONE. Fishbone’s ability to blend social commentary and humor with a blazing fusion of rock, punk, funk, jazz, ska, reggae, gospel and R&B led to their recognition as one of the most notable acts in American music. Angelo has additionally collaborated with the likes of Little Richard, Curtis Mayfield, George Clinton, Rick James and Spike Lee to name but a few.

Angelo also performs under the guise of his wildly energetic alter ego, Dr. Madd Vibe. Linking poetry, performance and music, this visceral artist’s solo performances range from pure spoken word and movement to playing the Theremin and various saxophones as well as reciting poetry accompanied by the Dr. Madd Vibe Aukestra. Stemming from his experiences growing up as a “fly in the buttermilk” in the predominantly white suburbs of Los Angeles, Angelo Moore addresses “Real Racism,” “Social Corrosion,” “Spiritual Overtones,” “Family Affairs,” “Personal Satisfactions and Suffocations” and the human condition in a world gone mad.

Angelo and Melique Berger will be performing songs from one of Angelo’s latest projects, Angelo Moore & The Brand New Step and their album “Centuries Of Heat”.

Links:
http://www.drmadvibe.com/
http://brandnewstep.com/
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DOUG WILLIAMS
Host of Martin Lawrence Presents “1st Ammendment Stand Up”

Doug’s off-beat style of stand-up comedy made him a favorite on BET’s (Black Entertainment Television) “Club Comic View” and “It’s Showtime at the Apollo.” He’s since been featured on “Comedy Central Presents Doug Williams” and as a series regular on the HBO’s series “The Mind of the Married Man.”

Doug is the first Black comedian to create, host and produce his own stand-up comedy series, “Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand Up.” the number one rated show on Starz for five years!

Currently Doug is the co-creator and co-executive producer of “Runnin the Streetz with Doug Williams.” A fast paced comedy show built for a mixed cultural audience containing outrageous sketches, celebrity guests, street pranks, and today’s hottest music performers.

Links:
dougwilliamns.net
https://www.facebook.com/DougWilliamsFanPage
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SHELAGH RATNER
Shelagh Ratner is an LA-based comic, she appeared at The Moth NYC for 6 years creating an all improvised finale; current TV credits include Hollywood Darlings and Last Comic Standing Season 9. In addition, she has written for Glamour and Life and Style; she is currently developing a pilot based on her experiences as a stand in on Dancing With The Stars.

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/Shelagh-Ratner-162105147207730
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MELIQUE BERGER
Melique Berger is a 25 year veteran in the ADR world and voice artist, doing everything from commercials and animation, to voice matching Oscar winners Viola Davis and Helena Bonham Carter. She has also voice matched Jessica Alba in the Dark Angel series and Keri Russel in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, gave voice to the mutant seeking computer Cerebro in X-Men and Dr. Sarah Charles in Justice League: War and Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. You can hear her most recently on Adult Swim’s The Boondocks and Rick and Morty and on HBO’s Insecure.
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OMID SINGH
Omid has been a stand up comic since he was a teenager living in Orange County. He has opened for Maz Jobrani and is a regular at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club in Las Vegas. Omid lives in Los Angeles now and is looking forward to what comedy brings his way. He’s been featured on “Roast Battle” on Comedy Central, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015, and is a regular at the Comedy & Magic Club.

Links:
http://omidsingh.com
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REEM EDAN
Since starting comedy in 2016, Reem’s performed at venues including the Comedy Store & Hollywood Improv, MoveOn.Org’s “Laughter Trumps Hate” competition, Burning Man, and in Amsterdam. She covers everything from her Iraqi-American upbringing, to diversity challenges, to the struggles of living a not-so-halal lifestyle in Hollywood .

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/ReemEdanComedy
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NOAH LIFSCHEY
Grammy-nominated producer, composer, songwriter, member of The Artizonals, drummer for Sugar Fly, fellow hat owner and friend, Noah is joining Angelo Moore and Melique Berger and adding his drumming skills to our already amazing evening.

Links:
http://stereolif.com/

Blue Paramour: SPECIAL EDITION

CELEBRATE VALENTINES DAY WITH A SALE!

Blue Paramour: Blue Ridge Saga

Is now a softer shade of Blue. 

THE NEWEST RELEASE FROM VOIR MEDIA GROUP AND THE FIRST NOVEL FROM DEBUT AUTHORS LIGON AND MAINE RELEASE INTRODUCES THE SALE OF THEIR SPECIAL EDITION AND FOR ONE DAY ONLY IT’S 

99 CENTS!

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The award winning novel, Blue Paramour, just became ‘A Softer Shade of Blue!’

Blue Paramour; Book 1 of the Blue Ridge Saga, has received tremendous acclaim since its release last June. Residing in the erotic category, a devout faction of the historical romance fans clamored for a softer version of the current novel.

Authors, Louise Ligon and Hunter Maine, have enjoyed the response but also took note of a few comments from readers who love historical romance but do not usually read erotica. Hearing from the authors, here is what they had to say, “One reader said she always shares a book when she’s done with her mother who is also a big fan of historical fiction, but was afraid the erotic content would be too intense. We get it. So without compromising the story, we were able to tone it down for those readers who prefer a softer version. Is it “mom” ready? We’re leaving that up to you. It is still a very sexy read!”

Blue Paramour Romance Edition is available on Amazon this Valentine’s Day!

(for those of you still willing to walk on the wild side, the original version with all it’s dirty glory is still available)

THIS ISN’T AN ORDINARY ROMANCE, IT’S A SWEEPING STORY SET IN PRE-CIVIL WAR AMERICA WHEN ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLES WEREN’T JUST UNFAVORED BY SOME, THEY WERE CONSIDERED BY MANY TO BE A CRIME. AND THIS EPIC SPINS THE MOST DELICIOUS TALE YET, BACKDROPPED AGAINST A BEAUTIFULLY TRAGIC ANTEBELLUM SOUTHERN PLANTATION AND THE LAVISH, YET MEAN STREETS OF NEW YORK. 
BUT THIS ISN’T YOUR ORDINARY HISTORICAL ROMANCE…
FIND IT WHERE BOOKS ARE SOLD

 

BlueParamouSofter.v2GENRE: GAY HISTORICAL ROMANCE

BUY LINKS: AMAZON 

AUTHORS: LIGON AND MAINE

PUBLISHER: VMG PUBLISHING

COVER ART: NAJLA QAMBER DESIGNS

SYNOPSIS

When Brayden, a devastatingly handsome heir to a prominent Southern family, is caught in a compromising position with his handsome male lover, Jackson, life as he knows it comes crashing down. Exiled from the only home he’s ever known and separated from his love, Brayden is ordered to live in Boston where he is expected to become a true man and a proper successor.

But life will show him that things don’t always go as planned…

When Brayden encounters the mysterious and powerful, Vincent Gallaud, he instead embarks on an unforgettable adventure with his newfound king in the tantalizing world of New York City, forsaking everything he has ever known. Taking him on an unexpected journey that teaches him lessons Daddy would never approve.

Back home, Jackson has no choice but to consent to marry Brayden’s greatest adversary and twin sister, Annabelle Steed. Consumed with greed and longing for revenge, Annabelle will stop at nothing to destroy Brayden’s life and rob him of his birthright, Blue Ridge.

But everything comes at a price.

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ABOUT LIGON AND MAINE

Authors-Cover-4-27-15-e1430177331191Louise Ligon and Hunter Maine met while vacationing in Ireland. Sharing a love of writing, they instantly connected. Louise’s background in history and passion for strong female characters coupled with Hunter’s intuitive skill for vivid storytelling make them a dynamic team. Their first book collaboration, Blue Paramour is a historic erotic romance with gay and racial themes. Blue Paramour is the origin story of Brayden Steed their alpha male character who will culminate in a thrilling trilogy of love and war. Both authors currently live in Los Angeles with their three beautiful rescue dogs.

Let’s get this conversation started!

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM @LIGONANDMAINE

 

WARNING: IN ORDER TO REMAIN AUTHENTIC TO THE ERA AND POLITICAL STATE OF THE COUNTRY AT THE TIME IN WHICH THE NOVEL TAKES PLACE, SOME OF THE ISSUES OR TOPICS MAY BE DIFFICULT FOR SOME READERS: DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

 

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Launch and Giveaway!

BLUE IS THE NEW GREY

Blue Paramour: Blue Ridge Saga

 LAUNCHES AND THERE’S A GIVEAWAY! 

THE NEWEST RELEASE FROM VOIR MEDIA GROUP AND THE FIRST NOVEL FROM DEBUT AUTHORS LIGON AND MAINE RELEASE KICKS OFF THE SALE OF THEIR M/M ROMANCE WITH A GIVEAWAY!

All you have to do is buy the book and/or review it and you can get up to 10 entries into the raffle. Please be honest in any review (we don’t mind) and please make sure to include details from the books so we know you’ve read it.

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THIS ISN’T AN ORDINARY ROMANCE, IT’S A SWEEPING STORY SET IN PRE-CIVIL WAR AMERICA WHEN ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLES WEREN’T JUST UNFAVORED BY SOME, THEY WERE CONSIDERED BY MANY TO BE A CRIME. AND THIS EPIC SPINS THE MOST DELICIOUS TALE YET, BACKDROPPED AGAINST A BEAUTIFULLY TRAGIC ANTEBELLUM SOUTHERN PLANTATION AND THE LAVISH, YET MEAN STREETS OF NEW YORK. 
BUT THIS ISN’T YOUR ORDINARY HISTORICAL ROMANCE…
FIND IT WHERE BOOKS ARE SOLD

BPebook

GENRE: GAY EROTIC HISTORICAL FICTION

BUY LINKS: AMAZONB&NSMASHWORDS

AUTHORS: LIGON AND MAINE

PUBLISHER: VMG

COVER ART: NAJLA QAMBER DESIGNS

SYNOPSIS

When Brayden, a devastatingly handsome heir to a prominent Southern family, is caught in a compromising position with his handsome male lover, Jackson, life as he knows it comes crashing down. Exiled from the only home he’s ever known and separated from his love, Brayden is ordered to live in Boston where he is expected to become a true man and a proper successor.

But life will show him that things don’t always go as planned…

When Brayden encounters the mysterious and powerful, Vincent Gallaud, he instead embarks on an unforgettable adventure with his newfound king in the tantalizing world of New York City, forsaking everything he has ever known. Taking him on an unexpected journey that teaches him lessons Daddy would never approve.

Back home, Jackson has no choice but to consent to marry Brayden’s greatest adversary and twin sister, Annabelle Steed. Consumed with greed and longing for revenge, Annabelle will stop at nothing to destroy Brayden’s life and rob him of his birthright, Blue Ridge.

But everything comes at a price.

VISIT THESE RETAILERS:

SMASHWORDS  AMAZON  BARNES & NOBLE

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ABOUT LIGON AND MAINE

Authors-Cover-4-27-15-e1430177331191Louise Ligon and Hunter Maine met while vacationing in Ireland. Sharing a love of writing, they instantly connected. Louise’s background in history and passion for strong female characters coupled with Hunter’s intuitive skill for vivid storytelling make them a dynamic team. Their first book collaboration, Blue Paramour is a historic erotic romance with gay and racial themes. Blue Paramour is the origin story of Brayden Steed their alpha male character who will culminate in a thrilling trilogy of love and war. Both authors currently live in Los Angeles with their three beautiful rescue dogs.

Let’s get this conversation started!

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM @LIGONANDMAINE

 

WARNING: THIS NOVEL CONTAINS SCENES THAT ARE CONSIDERED SEXUALLY GRAPHIC IN NATURE. IN ORDER TO REMAIN AUTHENTIC TO THE ERA AND POLITICAL STATE OF THE COUNTRY AT THE TIME IN WHICH THE NOVEL TAKES PLACE, SOME OF THE ISSUES OR TOPICS MAY BE DIFFICULT FOR SOME READERS: DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

 

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BLUE PARAMOUR ON SALE

BLUE IS THE NEW GREY

Blue Paramour: Blue Ridge Saga

 LAUNCHES TODAY! 

THE NEWEST RELEASE FROM VOIR MEDIA GROUP AND THE FIRST NOVEL FROM DEBUT AUTHORS LIGON AND MAINE RELEASE KICKS OFF THIS EVENING IN WEST HOLLYWOOD CALIFORNIA! JOIN US FOR THE EVENT AND GET A SIGNED COPY OF THE BOOK.

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THIS ISN’T AN ORDINARY ROMANCE, IT’S A SWEEPING STORY SET IN PRE-CIVIL WAR AMERICA WHEN ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLES WEREN’T JUST UNFAVORED BY SOME, THEY WERE CONSIDERED BY MANY TO BE A CRIME. AND THIS EPIC SPINS THE MOST DELICIOUS TALE YET, BACKDROPPED AGAINST A BEAUTIFULLY TRAGIC ANTEBELLUM SOUTHERN PLANTATION AND THE LAVISH, YET MEAN STREETS OF NEW YORK. 

 

BUT THIS ISN’T YOUR ORDINARY HISTORICAL ROMANCE…
FIND IT WHERE BOOKS ARE SOLD

BPebook

GENRE: GAY EROTIC HISTORICAL FICTION

BUY LINKS: AMAZONB&NSMASHWORDS

AUTHORS: LIGON AND MAINE

PUBLISHER: VMG

COVER ART: NAJLA QAMBER DESIGNS

SYNOPSIS

When Brayden, a devastatingly handsome heir to a prominent Southern family, is caught in a compromising position with his handsome male lover, Jackson, life as he knows it comes crashing down. Exiled from the only home he’s ever known and separated from his love, Brayden is ordered to live in Boston where he is expected to become a true man and a proper successor.

But life will show him that things don’t always go as planned…

When Brayden encounters the mysterious and powerful, Vincent Gallaud, he instead embarks on an unforgettable adventure with his newfound king in the tantalizing world of New York City, forsaking everything he has ever known. Taking him on an unexpected journey that teaches him lessons Daddy would never approve.

Back home, Jackson has no choice but to consent to marry Brayden’s greatest adversary and twin sister, Annabelle Steed. Consumed with greed and longing for revenge, Annabelle will stop at nothing to destroy Brayden’s life and rob him of his birthright, Blue Ridge.

But everything comes at a price.

VISIT THESE RETAILERS:

SMASHWORDS  AMAZON  BARNES & NOBLE

LigonMaine.v4-Final

ABOUT LIGON AND MAINE

Authors-Cover-4-27-15-e1430177331191Louise Ligon and Hunter Maine met while vacationing in Ireland. Sharing a love of writing, they instantly connected. Louise’s background in history and passion for strong female characters coupled with Hunter’s intuitive skill for vivid storytelling make them a dynamic team. Their first book collaboration, Blue Paramour is a historic erotic romance with gay and racial themes. Blue Paramour is the origin story of Brayden Steed their alpha male character who will culminate in a thrilling trilogy of love and war. Both authors currently live in Los Angeles with their three beautiful rescue dogs.

Let’s get this conversation started!

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM @LIGONANDMAINE

 

WARNING: THIS NOVEL CONTAINS SCENES THAT ARE CONSIDERED SEXUALLY GRAPHIC IN NATURE. IN ORDER TO REMAIN AUTHENTIC TO THE ERA AND POLITICAL STATE OF THE COUNTRY AT THE TIME IN WHICH THE NOVEL TAKES PLACE, SOME OF THE ISSUES OR TOPICS MAY BE DIFFICULT FOR SOME READERS: DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

 

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One the healer, one the teacher, and one the deceiver.

Will their reunion return their full powers, or end their souls journey forever?

A Witches of BlackBrook novel.

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FIVE STARS – I absolutely loved this book!!! A truly remarkable book of loss, love and magic. One of my favorite books of the year. – Angela Goodreads Reviewer

Tish Thawer writes paranormal romances for all ages. Her magickal elements and detailed world-building are a welcome constant in every novel.

Before becoming a writer she worked as a computer consultant, a photographer and a graphic designer. She also operates a custom glass etching business, in addition to being a wife and the mother of three wonderful children.

She’s been a fan of the paranormal for as long as she can remember. Anything to do with superpowers, myth and magic has always held a special place in her heart. From her first paranormal cartoon, Isis, to the phenomenon that is Twilight, this genre has always been a part of her life.

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COVER REVEAL FOR BLUE PARAMOUR!

BLUE IS THE NEW GREY

Introducing Blue Paramour: Blue Ridge Saga

 

THE NEWEST RELEASE FROM VOIR MEDIA GROUP AND THE FIRST NOVEL FROM DEBUT AUTHORS LIGON AND MAINE.
THIS ISN’T AN ORDINARY ROMANCE, IT’S A SWEEPING STORY SET IN PRE-CIVIL WAR AMERICA WHEN ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLES WEREN’T JUST UNFAVORED BY SOME, THEY WERE CONSIDERED BY MANY TO BE A CRIME. AND THIS EPIC SPINS THE MOST DELICIOUS TALE YET, BACKDROPPED AGAINST A BEAUTIFULLY TRAGIC ANTEBELLUM SOUTHERN PLANTATION AND THE LAVISH, YET MEAN STREETS OF NEW YORK. 

 

BUT THIS ISN’T YOUR ORDINARY HISTORICAL ROMANCE…
COVER REVEAL FOR THE NOVEL BLUE PARAMOUR

BPebook

 

GENRE: GAY EROTIC HISTORICAL FICTION

PRE SALE DATE: JUNE 14, 2015

AUTHORS: LIGON AND MAINE

PUBLISHER: VMG

COVER ART: NAJLA QAMBER DESIGNS

SYNOPSIS

When Brayden, a devastatingly handsome heir to a prominent Southern family, is caught in a compromising position with his handsome male lover, Jackson, life as he knows it comes crashing down. Exiled from the only home he’s ever known and separated from his love, Brayden is ordered to live in Boston where he is expected to become a true man and a proper successor.

But life will show him that things don’t always go as planned…

When Brayden encounters the mysterious and powerful, Vincent Gallaud, he instead embarks on an unforgettable adventure with his newfound king in the tantalizing world of New York City, forsaking everything he has ever known. Taking him on an unexpected journey that teaches him lessons Daddy would never approve.

Back home, Jackson has no choice but to consent to marry Brayden’s greatest adversary and twin sister, Annabelle Steed. Consumed with greed and longing for revenge, Annabelle will stop at nothing to destroy Brayden’s life and rob him of his birthright, Blue Ridge.

But everything comes at a price.

LigonMaine.v4-Final

ABOUT LIGON AND MAINE

Authors-Cover-4-27-15-e1430177331191Louise Ligon and Hunter Maine met while vacationing in Ireland. Sharing a love of writing, they instantly connected. Louise’s background in history and passion for strong female characters coupled with Hunter’s intuitive skill for vivid storytelling make them a dynamic team. Their first book collaboration, Blue Paramour is a historic erotic romance with gay and racial themes. Blue Paramour is the origin story of Brayden Steed their alpha male character who will culminate in a thrilling trilogy of love and war. Both authors currently live in Los Angeles with their three beautiful rescue dogs.

Let’s get this conversation started!

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM @LIGONANDMAINE

 

WARNING: THIS NOVEL CONTAINS SCENES THAT ARE CONSIDERED SEXUALLY GRAPHIC IN NATURE. IN ORDER TO REMAIN AUTHENTIC TO THE ERA AND POLITICAL STATE OF THE COUNTRY AT THE TIME IN WHICH THE NOVEL TAKES PLACE, SOME OF THE ISSUES OR TOPICS MAY BE DIFFICULT FOR SOME READERS: DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

 

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INTRODUCING AUTHORS LIGON & MAINE

EVERONE AT VOIR IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF OUR NEWEST NOVEL BY THE TALENTED DUO HUNTER MAINE AND LOUISE LIGON. IN THE COMING DAYS WE WILL BE REVEALING THE COVER FOR THIS SEXY AND MYSTERIOUS TALE, FOLLOWED BY A PRE-SALE SO YOU CAN RESERVE YOUR COPY BEFORE IT HITS THE STANDS. BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE WHERE YOU’LL FIND REALLY AWESOME INFORMATION ABOUT CHARACTERS AND EVEN SOME COCKTAIL RECIPES INSPIRED BY THE BOOK.

ABOUT

AUTHOR HUNTER MAINE

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHunter was previously an executive before deciding to leave the fast-paced, corporate world behind. He took time off to travel throughout Europe where he met Louise on a trip to Ireland. They both shared a passion for storytelling and the creative chemistry was undeniable. His appetite for writing began at an early age in his high school writing class. During a class writing exercise, Hunter chose to work on a sensual romance. Although his teacher was impressed with his style, warned him about its inappropriate nature in school, making it all the more desirable to write.

Always a voracious reader, some of his favorite authors include Alexandre Dumas, Fyodor Dostoevsky and contemporary writers such as Pat Conroy and Anne Rice. Hunter’s unique voice for strong, male characters has breathed life into the Blue Paramour series. His personal motto in regard to his work is “Do it with passion or do not do it at all.”

Now residing in Los Angeles, when not writing Hunter enjoys weekend trips to Napa and Las Vegas. He is a connoisseur of whiskey and cigars.

AUTHOR LOUISE LIGON

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALouise Ligon is an award winning writer of film, television, and erotic romance novels. A San Francisco native currently living in Los Angeles, she loves traveling the world as a ravenous historian soaking in European royal genealogy and women’s studies in a wide diversity of cultures. This with being an avid reader of historical biographies and historical true romance, combine to provide her a unique ability to create strong female characters and historic writing rich in detail.

Her travels are also the perfect opportunity for her to indulge in two of her other passions, photography and wine collecting. She is a major advocate for animal rights and is involved with one of the largest animal rescue organizations in the nation, Best Friends Animal Society.

Louise lives by the adage “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” She attributes much of her passion for writing to her grandmother, an acclaimed author. However, her writing heroes range from Shakespeare to George RR Martin and Diana Gabaldon.

Louise’s life took an unexpected turn while vacationing in Ireland where she met her writing partner, Hunter Maine. Sharing a love of writing, they instantly connected. Their first book collaboration, Blue Paramour (due for release early 2015), is a historic erotic romance with gay themes and is the origin story of their alpha male character which will culminate in a thrilling trilogy of love and war.

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ABOUT BLUE PARAMOUR

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HISTORICAL FICTION/MALE-MALE EROTIC ROMANCE ~ 2015

When Brayden, a devastatingly handsome heir to a prominent Southern family, is caught in a compromising position with his handsome male lover Jackson, life as he knows it comes crashing down. Exiled from the only home he’s ever known and separated from his love, Brayden is ordered to live in Boston where he is expected to become a true man and a proper successor.
But life will show him that things don’t always go as planned…
When Brayden encounters the mysterious and powerful, Vincent Gallaud, he instead embarks on an unforgettable adventure with his newfound king in the tantalizing world of New York City, forsaking everything he has ever known. Taking him on a journey he never expected and teaching him lessons that Daddy would never approve.
Back home, Jackson has no choice but to consent to marry Brayden’s greatest adversary and twin sister, Annabelle Steed. Consumed with greed and longing for revenge, Annabelle will stop at nothing to rob Brayden of his birthright and his happiness. But everything comes at a price.

APPEARANCES & EVENTS

Authors-Cover-4-27-15-e1430177331191June 10th – Drag Queen Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s in West Hollywood

June 12th – COVER REVEAL

June 14th – Pre Sale on Amazon

June 27th – Romance Novel Convention: Harrah’s Las Vegas

July TBD – Release Party

 

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Winners and a Warm Welcome!

Hello Everyone! So we have some major updates to bring to you. Since we’ve been on the road to Dallas for the Romantic Times Reader Writer Roundup, our announcement of the winners of the Blog Hop were delayed a bit. But don’t fret because we have those here for you today! We would also like to welcome our great friend and client author Tish Thawer to the family. She’s more than fantastic so please read all about her below.

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Now let’s meet Tish.

AUTHOR TISH THAWER

 

1807916I write paranormal romances for all ages, including my new adult series’ The Rose Trilogy and The Women of Purgatory Trilogy, as well as my adult paranormal romance, The Ovialell Series, my upcoming new adult novel, The Witches of BlackBrook, as well as multiple young adult short-stories. It’s been said my magickal elements and detailed world-building are a welcome constant in every novel.

Before becoming a writer I worked as a computer consultant, a photographer, and a graphic designer. I also operate a custom glass etching business, in addition to being a wife and the mother of three wonderful children.

I have been a fan of the paranormal for as long as I can remember. Anything to do with superpowers, myth and magic has always held a special place in my heart. From my first paranormal cartoon, Isis, to the phenomenon that is Twilight, this genre has always been a part of my life.

LOOK FOR HER RELEASE OF THE WITCHES OF BLACKBROOK

paranormal romance. ~ 2015

WoBBThrough space and time, sisters entwined. Lost then found, souls remain bound.

Three sisters escape the Salem witch trials when the eldest casts a spell that hurdles their souls forward through time. After centuries separated, fate has finally reunited them in the present day.

One the healer, one the teacher, and one the deceiver.

Will their reunion return their full powers, or end their souls journey forever?

A Witches of BlackBrook novel.

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LOVE ON ICE – ON SALE NOW!

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Love on Ice (Canon City Series) has launched! Here’s a little about this awesome new title from acclaimed author Lauren Marie.

Love on Ice

Love on Ice, Kate Beck once was a nationally recognized figure skater. Eight years ago, on the brink of being one of the top three skaters in the United States, her dreams came crashing down at the hands of her coach and her mother. She walked away and has hidden from her mother ever since. Moving from place to place, she gets off a bus in Canon City, finds a job and settles in for the winter. She’s been lonely and dreams that one day she’ll meet a man, have a family and be able to stay in one place. It’s been eight years of running. She hopes her mother has given up looking for her.

Jay Hager grew up in Canon City. He once was a ice hockey player who got picked up by the NHL and played briefly for a junior team. At nineteen years of age, he blew his knee out and his career was at an end. He returned to Canon and bought a dilapidated skating rink. His business has done very well. He notices a beautiful strawberry blonde sits every weekend in the bleachers at the rink and she watches the skating classes and his pee-wee hockey team practice. He would like to get to know her, but finds a mystery around her.

Will Kate stay long enough to find love or let her past fears overwhelm all the good emotions she feels for Jay? Will her mother find her and tear her new world apart?

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Lauren HeadshotLauren Marie lives with her four cats in Western Washington State. She is the author of Love’s Embers – book 1 of the Canon City Series, One Touch at Cob’s Bar and Grill – story 3 of the Montana Ranch Series, Love’s Touch – Then and Now, Going to Another Place and The Men of Haller Lake – Trilogy.

Book 2 of the Canon City Series – Love on Ice – will be released spring of 2015. She also has several other projects in works at present.

When she isn’t pounding the keys, she is an amateur paranormal investigator. She formed her own group in 2006 to hunt ghosts and some unusual experiences have put in an appearance in some of her stories.

Lauren loves to receive feedback and make new friends.

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AUTHOR HIGHLIGHTS

MICHELE WOLFE

Michele Headshot 2Growing up between the Rocky Mountains and the city of Denver in Colorado, gave me a life-long love of both. I suspect my experiences were similar to others my age in the 70s and 80s; summers in one-piece bathing suits; bicycle riding without a helmet; vacationing in the family station wagon; skiing down the local mountains. I am the youngest of three girls and lucky enough to be supported by friends and a loving extended family.</p> I loved drama, singing, gymnastics and ice skating. And I was never without a good book, no matter where I went. Soon after finishing college and becoming a teacher, I decided I wanted to explore the world. I took long road trips, spent time at Martha’s Vineyard, and fell in love with the ocean and California, which eventually became my home.

Four years after moving to Los Angeles, I discovered two things that changed my life. My husband was the first. We fell in love hard and fast. Twenty-two years later, we are fully, after a lot of hard work, co-dependent and co-evolved, and very happy about both. The second discovery was a passion for teaching adults English as a Second Language in a poor immigrant community in East L.A. I’m still there, too.

TheThreeGraces.v1My husband and I have two handsome sons, Caleb Justus and Joshua William. They are our pride and joy. Caleb is in the Army and Joshua is finishing high school. And I should mention our ‘girl’ Sophie, who loves running to and fro on our walks, dancing in the kitchen, her tail-wagging in joy.

Being a busy teacher, mother and wife made finding time to write a challenge. When I started my first novel, there was no space in our little home to write except at the kitchen table. I diligently carved out time on the weekends and eventually took my laptop to coffee shops and writers’ groups to finish it.

When writing, I let the story and characters come to me in their own time, in their own way. I am inspired by music and art, which often influence a scene or a conversation in my stories. I hope my writing inspires others and makes people think and feel. And of course be entertained.

I am working on my next novel, also about a work of art, this time a painting at the Museum of Modern Art in Rome.

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LAUREN MARIE

Lauren HeadshotLaurenMarie spent years writing and dreaming of being published. After spending many years wanting to write the ultimate thriller and become the next Le’Carre, Clancy, or Turow, she decided to try romance. She admits, with a huge smile, she’s never had so much fun. Lauren lives with her four cats in Western Washington State. When she isn’t pounding the keys, she is an amateur paranormal investigator. She formed her own group in 2006 to hunt ghosts and some unusual experiences have put in an appearance in some of her stories. Lauren is currently working on a contemporary romance called the Canon City Series

Love’s Embers

loves embers finalAs kids, Lark Metcalfe and Charlie Stone saved each other and Canon City, Colorado from bullies, dark knights and alien invaders. Then one terrible night, Charlie accidently killed his abusive father and Lark watched the police take her best friend away knowing she couldn’t save him.

Now, thirteen years later, Charlie has come home. He’s driven a big rig around the country for all these years and is tired of being alone. Lark owns an on-line business and is engaged to be married on New Year’s Eve, but she’s haunted by a secret and very angry that Charlie just left her behind.

Lark and Charlie have a lot of hurts to forgive. Will they be able to accept their past and rekindle the friendship and love that bound them so many years ago? Can they forgive each other and themselves for the dark secrets that are in their hearts and turn a childhood spark into a mature flame?

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KIT MORGAN 

 KitMorgan_HisPrairiePrincess_1400A consistent Top 100 lists bestseller, Kit Morgan, aka Geralyn Beauchamp, has been writing for fun all of her life. When writing as Geralyn Beauchamp, her books are epic, adventurous, romantic fantasy at its best. When writing as Kit Morgan they are whimsical, fun, inspirational sweet stories that depict a strong sense of family and community. ‘His Prairie Princess’ is the first of the Prairie Brides books and the first in the series of a long line of stories about Clear Creek, Oregon. One of the whackiest little towns in the old west! Get to know the townsfolk in Clear Creek and come sit a spell!

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DEBORAH PRATT

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Deborah M. Pratt is a significant force in Hollywood. She’s an American director, writer, television executive producer and actress. She was executive producer of “The Net” for USA network, co-executive producer and head writer on iconic NBC series the “Quantum Leap” and “Tequila and Bonette” for CBS. She wrote for multiple television series including Quantum Leap, Magnum, P.I., The Pretender and Airwolf. She made her directorial debut with Cora Unashamed for the BBC, PBS and Masterpiece Theatre’s The American Collection.
Ms. Pratt is a five-time Emmy nominee, a Golden Globe nominee, and recipient of The Lillian Gish Award from Women in Film, The Angel Award, The Golden Block Award, and Six B.E.N. Awards. From the award-winning series Quantum Leap to the internationally acclaimed Masterpiece Theatre’s Cora Unashamed.

Deborah M. Pratt’s vision is an inspiration to audiences worldwide. A master storyteller with a spiritual dream for a better world, Deborah M. Pratt breaks the mold of science fiction and creates a genre of science fantasy with the soul of the universe and a key to the human heart. Intricately layered with scientific fact and fascinating detail, The Vision Quest is a riveting journey into the future of our world. The books have a spiritual theme and she is building the worlds accompanying Web presence.

STAY TUNED FOR THE COMING RELEASE OF THE ATLANTIAN: A YA SCI/FI LOVE STORY! 

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TISH THAWER

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I write paranormal romances for all ages, including my new adult series’ The Rose Trilogy and The Women of Purgatory Trilogy, as well as my adult paranormal romance, The Ovialell Series, my upcoming new adult novel, The Witches of BlackBrook, as well as multiple young adult short-stories. It’s been said my magickal elements and detailed world-building are a welcome constant in every novel.

Before becoming a writer I worked as a computer consultant, a photographer, and a graphic designer. I also operate a custom glass etching business, in addition to being a wife and the mother of three wonderful children.

I have been a fan of the paranormal for as long as I can remember. Anything to do with superpowers, myth and magic has always held a special place in my heart. From my first paranormal cartoon, Isis, to the phenomenon that is Twilight, this genre has always been a part of my life.

THE WITCHES OF BLACKBROOK

61Xit-GQ8DL._SL1200_Through space and time, sisters entwined. Lost then found, souls remain bound.

Three sisters escape the Salem witch trials when the eldest casts a spell that hurdles their souls forward through time. After centuries separated, fate has finally reunited them in the present day.

One the healer, one the teacher, and one the deceiver.

Will their reunion return their full powers, or end their souls journey forever?

A Witches of BlackBrook novel.

 

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JENNIFER SILVERWOOD

jennifer04 Retouched croppedJennifer Silverwood was raised deep in the heart of Texas and has been spinning yarns a mile high since childhood. In her spare time she reads and writes and tries to sustain her wanderlust, whether it’s the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, the highlands of Ecuador or a road trip to the next town.

After attending three different universities without managing to square a degree, she decided to the next logical thing; become a writer. Always on the lookout for her next adventure, in print or reality, she dreams of one day proving to the masses that everything really is better in Texas.

She is the author of the Heaven’s Edge series, Stay and Silver Hollow.

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CASSIE GRAHAM

Touch up DSC_0050_pp_edited-1Cassie Graham lives in a perfect little house in Arizona with her husband and their rowdy daughter. When she isn’t writing or reading, she’s spending as much time with her family as possible. You’ll probably find her in the kitchen making food and baking goodies, as she is a lover of all things chocolate and yummy. Oh—and coffee, she definitely loves coffee. Being a native of the state, she still hates the heat, and would rather sit in her air-conditioned house than brave the hundred and twenty degree heat. Someone once told her that she’d be happy living in an igloo, and she’d have to agree.

ANYONE BUT HIM

2cpox80Whitley Hayes is an ordinary girl with a gypsy heart. College is the only constant in her life. She’s made a lot of mistakes and she intends on keeping them in the past.

Move on and forget.

That’s her motto.

Jennings Cohen is no ordinary man—not at all. He would have never imagined his life would turn into such a spectacle. The tabloids exploit him, fans stalk him and the paparazzi are relentless. It’s not always fun being Jennings.
It doesn’t help that he has a secret. One that comes at a price he’s not sure he can pay.

Relationships get complicated and hearts shatter.

It’s not easy living a lie, but it’s easier than telling the truth.

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