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Hello dear friends and followers of A Veil of Enlightenment blog! Today I want to introduce another dear friend who has made the leap from successful blogger to amazing published author! 😊

Her name is Sophia Valentine and her blog is called Lifestyle And Literature ( )


Besides running this very successful blog Sophia is also an accomplished author herself with her latest release being His Confession released a few months back on Amazon to much success.

Having dual careers as both a blogger and now author has allowed Sophia the unique advantage of knowing what needs authors rely on when it comes to publicity and the blogging world. Her site Lifestyle And Literature is aptly named becauseit caters to the needs of authors offering services such as reviewing, book tours, blog posts for releases, and a host of author directed services that help authors promote their books through social media channels. Below are just some services LifestyleAndLiterature offer. Be sure to visit the site yourself and check it out for the full amount of extensive services available to help out authors, and bloggers! 😊 ❤


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Hello my lovely followers Welcome to A Veil of Enlightenment! Today I bring you a special interview with Author Alisha Cole  (pictured above) who has first bought us the chilling book Beautiful Nightmare.

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She is here today to share with us here newest novel and to tell us a little more about herself so without further adieu I would like to welcome Author Alisha Cole to A Veil of Enlightenment Blog! Tell the eager readers doll, what do you have brewing on the horizon for them?

Alisha Cole: Hey there! I have a few things up my sleeve, but I will start with my new book that comes out Friday; My Beautiful Lies. It’s  Book Two in the Beautiful  Nothing Series.


A Veil of Enlightenment: Ooh secrets!  🙂 Okay then. Since this is Book  Two in your series will there be a third or fourth installment for the Beautiful Nothing Series? Can you divulge that information?


Alisha: Yes! There will be three books, well unless fans beg me for a certain backstory! Lol! Book Three will be titled a Beautiful Freedom. It will be told from the point of view of main ccharacter’s best friend.

A Veil of Enlightenment: I like the sound of that title! A nice way to tie things up (pardon my pun!)

Alisha: Hahaha! Thank you! 🙂


A Veil of Enlightenment: My first question for you is in your first book My Beautiful Nightmare you really write about a lot of dark issues.  How were you  able  to  find  inspiration to create such a violent male character?

Alisha: Honestly? Music helped with the plot to get things going, but I have been through a lot and the whole time I wrote it, my writing  came from a lot of hurt and anger that I haven’t  really dealt with.

I’m so sorry sweetie. It has been  said writing can be cathartic and I must say this book you created came from your soul I could tell.  It’s a beautiful masterpiece! 🙂 ♡

Now how about telling your readers more about the fun side of you that I adore?


Alisa: Thank you that means alot! 🙂

A Veil of Enlightenment: When a book touches me I have to tell my followers and this one definitely touched me! Whoohoo!

Alisha: Okay, the fun side of me? HMM…. I am very quirky and love to have fun. I am that girl that dances around the house when alone. I am quite random and love a handful of of things that you would never guess I like!

A Veil of Enlightenment :  Ooh intriguing! Now you can’t leave us all hanging like that Alisa! Spill! We want to hear these random things you like!

Alisha: Hahaha!  I love leaving people on the edge it’s exciting! Anywho, I love the show Ancient Aliens, Finding BigFoot, & Spartacus. My tastes vary! I am a Thor, Hello Kitty, & pizza  addict (not kidding,  I obsess over anything having to do with those things!) Hahaha! I love zombies,  playing  video games, and aliens fascinate me! Lol! Did I mention I was random? 🙂

A Veil of Enlightenment :  Whoa! That is random stuff! But it makes you unique! So here’s a random question for you than, do you have any unique piercings or tattoos? Please keep it PG! 🙂

Alisha: Lol when people tend to ask me who I am I often panic since I am still trying to work that one out myself! I have nine tattoos and counting each one has a symbolic meaning to me. I only have my ears pierced, so no worries there!

A Veil of Enlightenment :  Good  to know! SOOO  back to your amazing series!  Imagine yourself 10 years from now. What do you hope to achieve as an author by than?

Alisha: In 10 years I would love to just grow as an author. Being a Best seller doesn’t matter to me. What matters is finding those fans that believe in you, root for you when you need it most. I hope to achieve getting more books out for people to  enjoy,  & that they connect with my books on the same deep level I do.

A Veil of Enlightenment: I think you will be able to do just that darling. Keep doing what you do best,  stay positive, & stick to your path.  Any words of wisdom for budding writers?

Alisha : Thank you I plan to and yes I do have advice. Believe in myourself,  even if you’re the only one who does. You can  only achieve success if you work for it!

A Veil of Enlightenment :  Love the optimistic attitude Alisha Cole! If you wish to follow Alisha Cole her sites are listed at the end of this interview.  Alisa is hosting a release party on Facebook for her new book Beautiful Lies on Friday January 8th. Go sign up to learn more about this amazing author’s series!

Yours truly will be doing an author takeover at Alisa ‘ s Release party from 3-4 PM EST!  Stop by for games and giveaways!

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Thank you Alisa for spending time with A Veil of Enlightenment today!

Alisha : Thank  you for having me!

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Kindle WINNER Announcement

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Recently we celebrated my indie author one year anniversary and we did a ‘blogger only’ Kindle Fire Giveaway. CONGRATULATIONS to our winner, A One-click Addict’s book blog!!

And equally as important is the gratitude I feel towards the 100’s of bloggers who helped pimp, promote, share, post, tag and comment on all my anniversary celebrations throughout the past few weeks. THANK YOU ALL!

If you’re a blogger and haven’t signed up for my ‘blogger only’ list to receive early annoucements and awesome contests and giveaways, ensure you SIGN UP NOW!

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It’s finally here!  The cover reveal for upcoming novel Healing Ties by Author Jennifer L. Roche!  The contemporary fiction novel will be available on starting the end of November 2015 for purchase in ebook format followed by paperback versions! SPREAD THE WORD! Without further delay I present the cover for Healing Ties!

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Isn’t  it pretty? So new and exciting!  Now if you are scratching your head wondering who is Jennifer L.Roche here are some facts about the author of Healing Ties and links to follow her at! Scroll through this entire post to get to the Healing Ties Giveaway!



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Jennifer L. Roche has always had a passion for reading since a very young age.  As a child she would save her allowance money to purchase books, joined summer reading clubs at the library,  and wrote and drew illustrations for her own make-believe books she created as a young girl. Even way back then Jennifer knew writing had to be part of her life! She kept journals, and filled notebooks with countless poems and stories she still has stored away to this day!

Jennifer first became published in a poetry anthology in 1995 while still in high school, due to the urging of her mother to enter a writing competition. Her poem being selected for the compilation was the start of her bond with writing.

Jennifer went on to become an outpatient therapist for the mentally ill and substance abusers after graduating college, while also minoring in English, Writing, and History.

Eventually returning to  school to procure her Master’s in Elementary Education K-8,  Jennifer taught Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 4th grades  before leaving the teaching world in 2013 to create her company Rainbows of Happiness LLC which she writes and shoots photography events under. She is happy to be following her dream of writing at long last .

Since establishing Rainbows of Happiness LLC and becoming a full-time  writer, Jennifer  has written for various online magazines, including monthly contributions to the house and home magazine for Espirial, Smile Magazine for Girls as their feature contributor for their friendship issue, chosen as 1 of 5 featured authors in the  Featured Author Showcase for her biographical memoir Always In My Heart,  was selected as a featured poet and author for the Featured 4 on, received an award and recognition as a ranked reviewer for writing reviews for FanArtReview, has 2 poems  selected by for Best of Poetry on their website, published in a multi-authored compilation of poetry by the East Coast Literary Review Spring edition 2014, published short story in multi-authored book about Random Acts of Kindness titled the same name, and now is releasing Healing Ties in November 2015 on!  I have so many more books on the horizon! I can’t  wait to share them with you!  🙂 ♡ 

Here are some  teasers to entice you into wanting to know more about Healing Ties when it launches in November 2015!


Now aren’t you intrigued?  Aren’t you enticed?  I seem to be forgetting something important here….. oh yes!


I am holding  a  giveaway on my Author Facebook page  to share the  PINNED POST ONLY with my cover reveal  (open to US &INTERNATIONAL  ENTRANTS) so my cover gets exposure! I want everyone to know my book and to hit 500 shares! 🙂 ♡  The winner will randomly be selected from those that complete all the tasks on the PINNED POST ONLY AND COMMENT DONE!  Please help me prepromote my book to win Signed Swag with. The Healing Ties cover design on it plus some extra incentives! 😉 oh in case I have to say it here Facebook has nothing to do with this giveaway! Ahhh! 🙂  Sharing is caring thank you all!

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Welcome to the release blitz on blog A Veil of Enlightenment  for Author J A Mellville’s newest book Passion and Fire!


In order to get you sufficiently intrigued and tantalized by this new release, below is a teaser to wet your appetite, and get your pulse racing from Passion and Fire!

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Whew! Did it get hotter in here after reading that teaser or is it my imagination? Somebody turn on a fan! 🙂  If you are just getting to know Author J A Melville, you should know that Passion and Fire is the fourth book out of six total in the author’s Passion Series. If you love reading about romance, seduction, and passion, be sure to read the other books in J A Mellville’s Passion Series as well!

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Now how about an excerpt from Passion and Fire by J A Mellville? I thought you would all like that! 🙂


In Passion and Fire we meet Flame, a beautiful red head, a pole dancer in a strip club and a drifter by nature.  She never stayed in one place too long or got involved with anyone to avoid not only potential heartache, but she couldn’t risk anyone finding out what she was, the power she possessed.

She meets Damien a tall, dark, handsome, notorious womanizer and most importantly a vampire! A different woman every night was his philosophy. He used his stunning good looks and other talents to get what he wanted blood and sex.

When they meet there truly is a meeting of Passion and Fire….

This link will take you to J A Mellville’s website in order to learn more about the author and their books!  Be sure to visit!

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Welcome to the Sweet-n-Sassy Book A Holics sponsored blog hop for :

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Author Krystal White has two books in the tour for lovers of passion and seductively sexy romance so hang on to your seats friends as I introduce you to her two books!

Book one is called Fortuitous.


Here is a teaser from Fortuitous to get your heart racing!

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Book two intensifies the heat with Life After Love !  Think you can handle this double dose of passion?

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Now here’s a tantalizing teaser from Life After Love from this magnificent wordspinning wizard of an author!

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Well folks if you liked what you read about Krystal White today, be sure to follow her on Goodreads, buy her books at, or at your local bookstore even to find out more about her characters! If you enjoy reading these books be sure to let Krystal know be leaving her a review on her books at

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I lunge at Kurt and we fall in a tumble of arms and legs. I haven’t been this angry in a very long time. Hurting him is on the forefront of my mind.


Getting the upper hand, I’m above him. He’s splayed on the ground below me and I let my fist fly, smashing against his nose. Immediately, it bleeds, sending red liquid down into his mouth and all over his neck seeping into his shirt.


“Shit!” he screams. “You broke my fuckin’ nose!”


Movement out of the corner of my eye grabs my attention. Standing above the both of us is Alessandra. Her cup is tipping up to her lips for a drink while her eyes glare down at the two of us. Her expression isn’t surprised or horrified; it’s bored, like she’s seen this kind of thing a million times.


The entire party has encircled us at a very safe distance. My focus returns and I calm down. I peer around because I sense a slew of eyes gawking at me. It’s quiet; even the music is turned off. I’m one of those guys!


I have crossed the line. I have turned into an asshole like Kurt. I am the one stirring the shit, making a scene, making the whole party uncomfortable for everyone. I have done the exact thing that I criticize others for.


“Are you done?” Alessandra is annoyed.


“Troy! What the hell!?”


Jake takes hold of my forearm and hauls me up. Kurt’s hands are plastered to his nose where the blood is gushing out. A blond girl I don’t know hands him a tissue.


The ride back to the dorm is silent. Jake is pissed at me and Alessandra… she doesn’t seem mad or anything but she has a faraway look in her tipsy eyes. We get off the elevator and Jake goes straight to his room. Alessandra and I go to mine. I can’t take the quiet anymore.

“I’m sorry,” I confess.

I toss my keys in the bowl by the door and check my watch. It has barely been two hours since we left. Alessandra is in my mini-fridge taking out a beer.

“Whoa.” I walk to her. “I think you’ve…” Alessandra’s lips crush mine and the can in her fingers hits the floor. She is all over me. I gently pull her arms away. “Hold on a sec.” She easily slips her arms out of my grasp and wraps them back around my neck. She leans in again kissing me. It’s amazing… but wrong. I unwrap her body from mine. “I think we should call it a night.”

Alessandra’s eyes drift open at my words. A mix of emotion is there— hurt, exhaustion, fear. Her arms fall to her sides, seemingly too heavy for her to hold up anymore. Her eyes close and beneath her lashes little tiny tears drop.

Amy Rachiele is a military spouse and brat who spent many years volunteering and on staff for the Army National Guard and Department of Veteran Affairs with family support, family readiness, as well as, families of the Fallen. Amy devoted 10 years to teaching at-risk students in the Providence School System. She holds a Master’s degree from Rhode Island College in English and Secondary Education. She volunteers her time at the local library facilitating a writer’s group in the hope of inspiring other writers. Besides writing, she enjoys scrapbooking, sewing, and traveling. Amy lives in Massachusetts with her son and husband.

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