Monday, December 5, 2016

Cover Reveal - Murray Pura



Murray Pura is a best-selling and award-winning author. He has been writing for close to 30 years and his releases include well-known titles like: Ashton Park, The Wings of Morning, The Face of Heaven, The Rose of Lancaster County, A Road Called Love, The Painted Sky, An Amish Family Christmas and London Dawn. His diverse writing spans many genres including historical fiction, contemporary fiction, literary fiction, romance, adventure, western, suspense, fantasy, Amish, and inspirational.


Now Murray comes to MillerWords with, perhaps, his most personal story and its companion piece.

MillerWords is pleased to introduce Beautiful Skin


Beautiful Skin is a novel set in the WWII era. The back cover explains it best: Once upon a time there was a war and Andrew Chornavka and his family were caught up in its fires. Love, betrayal, sacrifice, heroism, savagery, things amazing and miraculous - it was all part of his world, and the world of his brothers and sisters, as armies clashed and battles raged in the skies and on the ground. Yet the wars of the heart were no less fiery and painful, and the hunt to find hope and meaning within nations ripped apart by conflict, just as desperate as the struggle to survive. America, Canada, Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Germany and Berlin are the backdrop to a powerful drama of the human soul, to a story of a love that proved impossible to stop, a war that proved impossible to win and a faith that proved impossible to break.

The companion piece is a personal collection of poems called Petals.


This is the story of a war. But it is also a story of human love and beauty and faith that the sun will rise again over a nation torn by terrible conflict.

If a novel is like live streaming or Netflix, then poetry is a gallery of HD images taken with your iPhone or Nikon DSLR, each picture sharp and crystalline and rich with color and meaning, etched in your mind forever thanks to its precision and brilliance.

This is a small book of such high definition images, vivid snaps of one man's journey through the recent military conflict in Ukraine. People's faces are here, fields of flowers are here, impossibly blue skies and sharp suns, roads and streets and windows that remain perfectly intact even though the rest of the house has been blown to pieces. Love is here, and peace sits in the same room as pain, while hope has more strength than killing or death. The man's words are beautiful and true and, as real as the war he fights is, dawn and tomorrow are more real.

Parts of it will tell your story. Parts of it will become your story. Parts of it will take you on a journey you never expected to take. That is the power of poetry in motion.

Begin at this man's beginning.


Both books will be available in paperback and eBook in time for Christmas. Beautiful Skin is already garnering advance reviews calling it: riveting, heartbreaking and fascinating.

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Cover Reveal - Set Free

Here is the brand new cover for 
George Michael Loughmueller's 
Set Free


To be clear, this is a RE-publication of a story that was originally available as an eBook mini-series. This is not a new story, but it is a brand new edition with a new cover and new publisher. The original story was first published in 2012. The MillerWords edition has a new title, as well. Loughmueller plans to release the second book under a new title and then complete the trilogy with an all new story in time for Christmas.

About this book: Come for a visit to Karsten Field. A man on the brink of self-destruction, Allan Howarth is unhappy in work, in marriage, in family. He is stressed by finances and relationship problems. A letter from a forgotten friend invites Allan to Karsten Field. Allan suddenly finds his life changing in ways he could never imagine. His faith is challenged and renewed. When Allan thinks he finally found the perect life, he is at risk of losing it all. Will his last chance finally set him free?

Set Free will be available from MillerWords, LLC on Amazon Kindle and in paperback beginning November 11, 2016.

*This edition contains previously released material.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Cover Reveal - Not So Perfect Game

The Small World Global Protection Agency is an entertaining and educational series for young readers.



They tell the ongoing adventures of Josh and Madison as they travel the world fighting the sinister agency known as BIXAR (that's pronounced bizarre).


Both Josh and Madison are exceptional students, who did their homework and treated their classmates with respect - which is why they were chosen to join the Global Protection Agency.

"It's been a few years since I wrote about their adventures. Coming back to Josh and Madison for this third adventure was like seeing old friends again," says author Mark Miller.

The book covers for the series are created by Paul S. Seus. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Paul is a highly talented graphic designer. His book covers capture the essence of each story.

The newest book is no exception. Small World Global Protection Agency Case File 003: The Not So Perfect Game will be available in paperback and Amazon Kindle beginning Friday, November 4, 2016.

Without further delay, The Not So Perfect Game cover reveal:


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Saturday, October 8, 2016

FREE eBook

I like getting reviews (what author doesn't?), so I'm going to celebrate.



Promise of Tomorrow, a speculative Christian-themed sci-fi story received a 5-star review from the good folks over at Reader's Favorite.

Here's a snippet of what they had to say:

"... an insightful and emotional tale...gives an interesting insight into the Amish faith and the increasing challenges its followers face in this era of continued modernisation and technological advancement. Promise of Tomorrow is a great lesson in accepting change and reconciling the old ways with the new. It is also a lesson in unwavering faith and contentment in all the gifts and trials...you will find this a worthy and thrilling read." - Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite

Please read the full review at their site - https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/promise-of-tomorrow

How I'm going to celebrate? By giving it away FREE on Amazon Kindle, of course!

Starting today, for the next 5 days (one for each star), Promise of Tomorrow is FREE on Kindle. 

Get it here - https://goo.gl/GuxicG

If you do grab it, please leave a review. 





Monday, September 5, 2016

5 Questions for JAX

MillerWords' newest author answers a few questions about his name, his story and his Native American ties.


JAX lives and writes in the U.S. He divides his time between Montana and the American Southwest. He has also traveled to many parts of the world including the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia and he hasn't done it as part of a tourist package. His keen interest in Native American culture has taken him across America as well. Story telling is at the heart of what he does and he uses it to explore the clash as well as the connection between the various peoples of the North American continent. Many Gray Horses is his first work of fiction.

MW: Our readers might assume that JAX is a pen name. Can you explain what JAX means or where the name came from?

J: It stands for Jacks but is a unique way of rendering it. Out of respect for my Native American friends, I have chosen to use the pen name.

MW: Your story focuses on two teenage boys, one Native American and the other raised partially in a Native American culture. The details in the story feel first-hand and authentic. Can you expand on your ties to this Native American culture?

J: I’ve been privileged to have friends who were Blackfoot, Cree, Sioux and Navajo. I also experienced the Wounded Knee Uprising of 1973 first-hand. Over the years I’ve lived near several reservations and attended tribal ceremonies and rituals on numerous occasions. It has become a lifelong interaction.

MW: I can see you have some strong bonds. It makes sense that you would want to keep that private, while being able to share some incredible stories. Now, there are stories within your story. One of the boys is often telling tales of Native American mythology. How relevant, do you feel, is that mythology today? Does it co-exist or conflict with Christianity/other major religion?

J: Native American mythology, the stories of natural and supernatural events, remains strong among some people in all tribes but is ignored by a good many as well. They are attempts to understand and give shape to Native American history and experience. In some cases, they overlap or connect quite well with Christian beliefs and ethics. In other cases, there are great differences. There are Native Americans who embrace Christ who do not want to mix their new faith with Native American spirituality at all. There are others who look for bridges between the two. I expect the same pattern might be true with other faiths as well.

MW: With the themes of self-discovery and budding romance, would you call Many Gray Horses a "YA story for adults" or an "adult story for teens"?

J: It is for YA and older adults but the story is told from the point of view of one of the teens who is 16 or 17. I would put the story in a category of 16 and up audience.

MW: It honestly is a beautiful story, but it is not a simple adventure and goes beyond coming of age. Do you feel romance is a necessary part of this self-discovery?

J: What one of the teen boys discovers is that the love and support of a young woman he admires makes all the difference when it comes to making sense of what he experiences on the mountain. She also makes all the difference when it comes to going further with his journey and self-discovery than he has ever gone before.

MW: What you are saying is that romance is a necessary part of life.

Thank you for being here today JAX and thank you, reader, for joining us.

Many Gray Horses is available exclusively on Amazon Kindle from MillerWords for ONLY $0.99


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Monday, August 22, 2016

Cover Reveal - Many Gray Horses

MillerWords is pleased to announce
the upcoming release:


MANY GRAY HORSES
an Inward Dwelling tale by
JAX

Many Gray Horses is a moving story of friendship and coming of age. First time author JAX brings his Native American experiences to life and explores a mythical spirituality in this short story.

Many Gray Horses will be available exclusively on Amazon Kindle from MillerWords publishing beginning September 1st. Pre-Order is open now - https://goo.gl/RMpaml

About the Book: A stream runs out of the mountains and races through a small town by the Montana border. On its banks two teenage boys - one white, one Native American - watch and talk and take in the stories about the stream's source, a mysterious canyon high in the Rockies where glaciers feed the turquoise waters. Meanwhile the boys have stories of their own - about how the earth came to be, and the mountains, and the tribes, and the bears and the warriors. And they have other stories too - about a crippled brother, and the hard deaths of a father and a mother, the bullets and blood of the 1973 Wounded Knee Uprising, about a girl more beautiful than moonlight. Sometimes it's difficult to separate the myth from the real. A trek to find the source of the mountain stream could set everything right. It could bring the healing, and understanding, and the connection to all things natural, supernatural, and spiritual the boys crave. If only they can finish the journey. If only the truth can find them when they do.

About the Author:
JAX lives and writes in the U.S. He divides his time between Montana and the American Southwest. He has also traveled to many parts of the world including the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia and he hasn't done it as part of a tourist package. His keen interest in Native American culture has taken him across America as well. Story telling is at the heart of what he does and he uses it to explore the clash as well as the connection between the various peoples of the North American continent. Many Gray Horses is his first work of fiction.

About the Publisher: MillerWords, LLC has over 8 years writing experience and we are branching out to publishing. We are now accepting submissions. Submission Guidelines: *Doc or Docx files only, as attachment, *NO formatting except page breaks after chapters and italics (i.e. no tabs, no bold), *brief synopsis in body of email, *brief author bio in body of email. MillerWords publishes in many genres, but will not consider graphic horror or erotica. Please email submissions to YourBook@MillerWords.com

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Monday, July 4, 2016

MillerWords

You may have noticed some subtle changes to my social media and official site recently.

Here is the good news: MillerWords, LLC is now accepting submissions for publication.


The plan is simple - a streamlined publishing experience which gives more control to the author.

MillerWords will format and produce both paperback and eBooks, then partner with the author to promote the stories in the most creative ways possible.

The question is simple - What can I do for you?

With over 20 years of customer service and retail experience, my goal is to help in any way that I can.  I have been a traditionally published author since 2008 and I want to produce professional, attractive books that will look great on any shelf. Through Authors in the Park, I will offer the added benefit of promoting local authors and selling anything in the MillerWords library.

If you have been trying to decide whether to self-publish, send me an email. If you are tired of rejection letters, send me an email. If you have any questions, send me an email.


MillerWords pricing and contracts are very competitive and fully negotiable. Whether it is one book for a family reunion or the launch of your best-seller career, I want to help you make that dream a reality.

MillerWords is not a vanity press or self-publishing. Your book will be registered with the Library of Congress, have an ISBN, and the MillerWords imprint.

So, what can I do for you?