Friday, April 28, 2017

Abby Angel ~ presents ~ Woman of the House

Title: Woman of the house
Author: Abby Angel
Genre: Dark MMF Romance


My stepbrother makes me sigh. My stepdad makes me sore. Yeah...I'm a lucky woman...

Sure, the two men in my family never got along. After Sloane's mother died, his stepdad Drake got married to my mother. That marriage didn't last but it made them my family.

So now they're both single. And it's time for me to play.

Which one will I choose?
The strong, silent, alpha who makes me feel protected?
Or the cocky and dangerous bad boy who focuses on my pleasure?

Why not both?

Who knows. Might be kinda fun. Teasing one. Tempting the other. Crossing into a land of forbidden delights...
It's a tantalizing and delicious possibility that comes into the picture with the three of us.
But people are gonna be jealous and will try to stop us.

It's a gamble.

If we win, it'll change our lives forever.
If not, it'll tear us apart...

Come raise your temperature with this exciting new dark ménage romance - filled with brooding bad boy alpha males and the one woman who can tame them! No cliffhangers, but it's a scorcher with super-steamy scenes of MF, MM, MFM and MMF. Happily Ever After? You know it.

Author Bio:
Abby Angel is actually two dirty angels who got together to write some filthy words. Lana Hartley, when she isn't writing Abby Angel, writes dark romance under her own pen name as well as contributes to Dark Angel. Alexis Angel, writes erotic contemporary romance under a variety of names - she's forgotten them all at this point. They both write under Naughty Angel publishing and wanted to create a pen name to provide exclusive MMF content! To receive a free dose of filth from the archives, sign up for the Naughty Angel newsletter at

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dr. Paul Semendinger ~ a character interview and his book ~ Principal Sam and the Calendar Confusion

Warning this book is for children.
If you're an adult ~ Well…You’ve been warned.
On the other hand - if you are a parent - you might want to take a look.

TITLE: Principal Sam and the Calendar Confusion
RELEASE DATE: February 14, 2017
AUTHOR: Paul Semendinger, Ed.D
ISBN: 978-1542790963
IMPRINT: Sunquills
CATEGORIES: Children’s Books/Holidays


Dr. Semendinger has been a passionate child-centered educator for almost 30 years. He first enjoyed a successful career as a middle school history earning numerous awards including “Teacher of the Year” and the prestigious “A+For Kids” grant before moving on to administration. Dr. Semendinger has served as a high school vice principal, a middle school principal, and is currently the principal of the most wonderful elementary school in the whole world!

Dr. Semendinger has enjoyed working in various professional organizations including serving as the President of the New Jersey Middle School Association. In addition to the above, Dr. Semendinger has worked for the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and he has served as an adjunct college professor at both Ramapo College and William Paterson University.

An enthusiastic presenter, Dr. Semendinger brings his passion for children to his positive, happy, and engaging presentations.  As an accomplished public speaker, Dr. Semendinger has successfully presented workshops at many conferences including those run by the New England League of Middle Schools, STEMCON, the New Jersey Middle School Association, the Madison Institute, local ASCD Chapters, and many others. 

Dr. Semendinger is also an accomplished writer. His first book of motivational passages, “Impossible is an Illusion” will be released in June 2017 by Ravenswood Publishing.  Dr. Semendinger’s first novel, “Scattering the Ashes” will be released in August 2017 also from Ravenswood. In addition, Dr. Semendinger writes picture books.  His first picture book for children “Principal Sam and the Calendar Confusion” is currently in post-production and should have a 2017 release date.  Dr. Semendinger’s original and unique history of the New York Yankees “The Least Among Them,” is also currently in editorial review.  In additional to his (soon to be) published writing, Dr. Semendinger also frequently publishes on eduTopia and on his highly successful blog.

Dr. Semendinger leads an active life. He enjoys running and, to date, has completed twenty marathons including the New York City Marathon five times.  Dr. Semendinger also plays competitive men’s softball and enjoys backpacking and hiking. He also plays the saxophone and piano (but wishes his skills in those areas were much (much) better.)  (He’s working on it.)  In his free time, Dr. Semendinger enjoys reading, travel, and passionately rooting for the New York Yankees. 

Dr. Semendinger volunteers his time in many ways.  Dr. Semendinger was a three-sport coach (baseball, basketball, and soccer) for sixteen years as his children grew up and was also active in the Boy Scouts where he designed and led outings to historical sites that included Gettysburg, Washington’s Crossing, Valley Forge, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and New York’s Central Park.  Dr. Semendinger has also successfully led two Boy Scout crews through the two-week backpacking experience at Philmont Scout Ranch hiking treks of more than 90-miles. 

Dr. Semendinger also is a daily contributor to the Radio Home Visitor (88.5 FM – Wilkes-Barre, PA) run through King’s College.  The Radio Home Visitor brings news to shut-ins in Pennsylvania’s Wyoming Valley.  Most often Dr. Semendinger reads the daily health column and contributes an inspirational passage as well.

More than all of this, a family man, Dr. Semendinger enjoys and greatly values the time he can spend as a husband and “Dad” with his wife and three sons.  There is nothing he is prouder of than the fact that he is a good dad and husband.

Character Interview

Host:  We are here with Principal Sam, the main character in a new series          of picture books.  Welcome Principal Sam.

Principal Sam:  Hello.  Thanks for having me.

Host:  Can you tell me a little about yourself?

Principal Sam:  Yes.  I am a lucky man.  I am the principal of Sunnyside School, an elementary school with great kids and teachers.

Host:  That’s nice.  What, if anything, is special about your school?

Principal Sam:  The student, especially, help me.

Host:  They help you?        

Principal Sam:  Yes.  I get confused sometimes.

Host:  I don’t understand.

Principal Sam:  Neither do I sometimes.

Host:  No.  I don’t understand how the kids help you.  What are you confused about?  

Principal Sam:  I get confused about all sorts of things.

Host:  Like what?

Principal Sam:  Holidays.  I mix them up sometimes.

Host:  How do you mix-up a holiday?

Principal Sam:  I once tried to celebrate Thanksgiving on Valentine’s Day.

Host:  How did that work out?

Principal Sam:  It was ok.  The kids helped me figure it out.  One student gave me a Valentine’s Day card.

Host:  How have you worked through this problem?

Principal Sam:  The students and teachers helped me.

Host:  What did they do?

Principal Sam:  I can’t tell you that.  It’s how my book ends.  You’ll have to read the book to find it out.

Host:  Fair enough.  Can you tell me if you confuse anything else?

Principal Sam:  Sports.  I get confused there as well.

Host:  You mix-up sports? 

Principal Sam:  Yes.  I say things like “Touchdown!” when students score in basketball.

Host:  Can you tell me how you fixed that problem?

Principal Sam:  Nope.  That’s what my second book is all about.

Host:  How many books will you have?

Principal Sam:  I’m hoping a lot.  Right now I have five book titles.  The one about sports, “Principal Sam Gets Fit,” is in production.  The others will come in time.

Host:  What do you know a lot about?

Principal Sam:  Being kind.  Helping others.  Working hard.  Those are things I believe in and teach the students at Sunnyside School.  We all support and help each other.

Host:  It sounds like you have a special school.

Principal Sam:  I do.  Now what was your name again?

Host:  I don’t think I ever told you my name.

Principal Sam:  You might have, and I just forgot.

Host:  I don’t think I did.

Principal Sam:  Well, it’s nice talking to you anyway.

Host:  The pleasure was all mine.  Yikes!  We are out of time.  Thanks for coming.  I hope to see you again Principal Sam.

Principal Sam:  Me too.  Thank you so very much!

KEYWORDS: Children’s Books, Kid’s Books, School, Holidays, Principals, School Children, Action/Adventure

How in the world could Principal Sam get his holidays mixed up? The kids at Sunnyside rush to his aid in this adorable picture book that will have your child smiling and laughing with delight.

Principal Sam is the principal at Sunnyside School.  An excellent school leader, Principal Sam works hard to make his school one that is a positive and enjoyable place of learning for children.   There’s only one problem, Principal Sam is forgetful and he often confuses simple things.  When this happens, it’s up to the children and the teachers in the school to come to Principal’s Sam’s assistance.

Sometimes Principal Sam can't remember.. what day it is!

When Principal Sam starts to mix up the holidays, it’s up to the schoolchildren to help him out!

How will Principal Sam learn to keep his holidays straight? Find out inside!


TWITTER: @DrPaulRSem  and   @PrincipalSamBks


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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ken Koprowski ~ 3rd intervew and his book ~ Fathers Collected Poems

Ken Kowprowski

TITLE: Fathers (Collected Poems 1973-2015)
RELEASE DATE: July 30, 2016
AUTHOR: Ken Koprowski
KEYWORDS: fathers, fatherhood, poetry, parenthood, wilderness, war, death and survival, love, triumph
CATEGORIES: Poetry/Family
ISBN: 978-0692734827
IMPRINT: Veritas

Ken Koprowski is a poet, writer, communications consultant, and educator. His collection of poetry, Fathers – Collected Poems 1973-2015, is being published by Ravenswood Publishing in the spring of 2016. In addition to being a prolific writer, he is an award-winning creative director and producer, and photographer. He earned his M.A. in Creative Writing with a specialization in poetry and completed his doctoral coursework at Syracuse University before pursuing a career in public relations. He is working on a second book of poetry and a collection of short stories entitled Draft Dodgers. 

He currently teaches advanced public relations writing and a range of public relations subjects in the Master’s programs at New York University, Iona College and Manhattanville College. In addition, he teaches crisis communication and reputation management – courses he designed -- in the MBA program and business communications at UConn Stamford.

Ken has extensive advertising, marketing and communication management experience. He served as corporate spokesperson in diverse, complex and difficult situations. Ken has written speeches for many well-known corporate leaders, annual and CSR reports, OPEDs, communications plans, ads, video and audio scripts, websites, blogs, and more. He recently edited, and wrote the introduction and chapter on using digital and social media in crisis communications for a popular crisis communications handbook.

Ken grew up in the Midwest – in Chicago and central and northern Wisconsin. For the past 40 years, he’s lived and worked in New York, southwestern Connecticut and southern Vermont. He and his wife of 35 years have three sons and a daughter, and they in turn have nine children of their own.

Q: Tell me one thing that your spouse does that really endears him/her to you. One thing that annoys you. These can be tiny little things, actually the smaller the better.
A: Don’t be silly. I’d never answer this question -- I’m a professional communicator, after all.

Q: Did you like school when you were a child?
A: For the most part. Looking back, I had quite a few remarkable teachers who encouraged my talents and curiosity and who I continue to cherish for their wisdom.

Q: Snack of choice – chips, pretzels, popcorn, or cookies, cake, candy? Or maybe you’re a healthy snacker - fruit, yogurt, nuts, raisins?
A: Apples and almonds (like Obama, but usually more than eight almonds at a time).

Q: Have you ever been too embarrassed to promote any certain titles to friends or family?
A: Until Trump, I would have said Dom DeLillo’s “Cosmopolis.” Now it’s much less fantastic a journey than real life. Hard to believe it was written in 2003!

Q: Dine in or dine out?
A: Both

Q: Coffee or Tea?
A: Coffee -- the stronger the better.

Q: Texting, love it or hate it?
A: Texting is “fingered speech,” (Linguist John McWhorter at TED2013 -- not writing and without the invention of emojis we’d have a world of misunderstanding and temper tantrums -- possibly the end of friendship as we know it. Knowing this, I’ve developed a love-hate relationship with texting.


Q: Would you ever consider a joint project?
A: Sure. I’ve done quite a few.

Q: How do you handle writer's block?
A: Don’t know, never had it. I’ve always been a writer for hire, so no time to blink.

Q: Do you write long hand first, or does it go straight into the computer?
A: Stared writing on a manual typewriter and my old Royal standard upright is behind me now as I compose these answers on my MacBook Pro.

Q: Are you a sit down and play it by ear kind of writer, or do you need a structured guideline, or maybe a little of both?
A: As I’ve learned, it often helps to know how you will begin and end a piece, then fill the gaps. But if you don’t know how you want to end, you’re just meandering, lost, and likely to fail.  I suspect this is a major contributor to writer’s block. Yet, it sometimes is best to have an outline.

Q: How long does it take you to create a novel?
A: Haven’t finished one yet, so a long time. I’m crawling along with a collection of short stories. My current collection of poems, “Postcards to the living,” is well past midpoint now.

Q: Do you like to read the genre that you write?
A: Yes. I enjoy reading poetry, and any good writing including essays and journalism. And, there are many great commercials that I enjoy, like Wendy’s Boyz 2 Men “Pretzel Bun” video in which the lyrics are customer tweets praising the bun.


Q: What are you working on now? Would you like to share anything about it?
A: My current collection of poems, “Postcards to the living,” is about the messages the departed “send” us when our memories are triggered by something in the landscape or news or intersecting thoughts or even a calendar date or holiday. It begins with a “message” from my late friend and golf partner -- he missed our scheduled game because of an unexpected pulmonary embolism in Prague. I played the round with my memories of him. The departed have ways of reminding us of how we miss them and why. I’m also shaping a book - probably a series of interrelated short stories about the Vietnam War era and its impact on families.

Q: How can we find you? Do you have a web page, Facebook page or any buy links?
A:   Yes, I do. Here are the links.

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Fathers is an inspiring, highly emotive collection of poems exploring fatherhood – its mysteries, triumphs, magic, humor, pain, and loss.  In it the poet illustrates that being a Dad is perhaps the most rewarding aspect of living, and at times, one of the most frustrating -- engaging all that is human in the reader.

Fathers is an inspiring and highly emotive collection of poems spanning 40 years. Fatherhood is the inspiration for much of this book – its mysteries, triumphs, magic, humor, pain, and loss.  In it the poet – an acute observer and lyrical writer – explores fatherhood from the perspective of a grandson, son, father, husband, and grandfather. His poems illustrate that being a dad is perhaps the most rewarding aspect of living, and at times, one of the most frustrating. The pages of this remarkable volume will engage all that is human in the reader.


southern vermont symphony

throughout the night freezing rain
coats the mountainsides
every twig pine bough trunk rock ledge road
by dawn, each weighed down with
crystalline coat
a tinkling concert begins
first ever so
and as the sun rises
behind the clouds
andante patter with crescendos
as boughs spring free in rebellion
or self-preservation, sudden
crashes cymbals
in a wild arrangement now
rush of ice falling until
the middle March symphony suddenly ends
leaving a silvery carpet sparkling and
crackling underfoot
illuminating my walk

Copyright ã2016-2017 Kenneth M. Koprowski. All rights reserved.

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