Have more fun with the International Agents of Intrigue

The second book in K.S. Mitchell’s International Agents of Intrigue series sees the twins trying to solve yet another mystery, this time with a stolen soccer trophy!

The twins are looking forward to the beginning of the school year and the Friendship Cup international soccer tournament taking place in their hometown of Boston.

When new student and Brazilian soccer star Mariana joins the school team, suddenly the twins’ are challenged on and off the field. Then the Golden Ball trophy, awarded to the best soccer player in the world, is stolen and the twins know they have to take the case. They just didn’t expect an international mystery to land in their own backyard.

Now Pen & Quin have to choose: help their team win the soccer tournament or help their new friend find the stolen trophy and escape the thieves who took it.

Soccer, art, and technology collide in the Pen & Quin’s second international mystery.   

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First paragraphs from two more must-reads—Turning in Circles and El Tiburon

We originally shared these on First Paragraph Fridays on our Instagram!

Did you know…

that you can read the first chapter of all our books (except novellas for which we upload excerpts only) on Wattpad? We usually upload them long before the book’s release so you’ll have the chance to try before you buy!

Below are some newly-added chapters! Go have a look!

ICYMI: Tybee Time Warp by J.K. Bovi

People who feel the desire to drive east of Savannah Georgia on Route 80 and not stop until they get to the end of the road find themselves at Tybee Island. (Pronounced Tie-bee)

Tybee Island, GA

Tybee is a throwback to the 60’s and a refuge for old hippies, artists, fishermen, and sea turtles. Tybrisa Street is the main drag which is approximately one block long. Many a tourist, expecting the glitter and glitz of Myrtle Beach, have been overheard asking, “Is this it? Is this all there is?” Obviously they must have sunstroke or something and can’t see the pier, pavilion, Seaside Sweets, T.S. Chu’s, Aloha Gifts, Lighthouse Pizza or Spanky’s. They don’t know that, somewhere between Fort Pulaski and The Crab Shack they drove through the Tybee Time Warp.

Annual events at Tybee include; fireworks, Beach Bum Parade, Flotillas for Loggerheads, fireworks, Mermaid Parade, Beach Bash, fireworks, Orange Crush, Pirate Fest, fireworks, and a bunch of running-for-something-to-save-something races.

Lighthouse/Tybee Island, GA

No matter what is happening at Tybee it will be done with flip-flops, Bermuda shorts, a beach towel, and a beach chair to lay back in. And as a matter of fact Tybee is so laid-back that it takes you to a bygone era which is hard to come back from. Some people never escape Tybee and take up photography, wind surfing, yoga, or kayaking. Other people get in their cars, drive west on route 80, and somewhere between The Crab Shack and Fort Pulaski they warp back to reality.

Tybee residents debated putting up a Tybee Time Warp warning sign, but they put up a digital flashing “watch your speed” sign instead. Now, moments before visitors warp through time they can see how fast they were going seconds before they got that speeding ticket. Apparently, no matter how much time is distorted, there are some things that never change.

Visit Tybee Beach and experience the 60’s all over again. And while you’re lounging in your beach chair be sure to bring along one of Vinspire’s great books to read, including my Deadly Seriously Fun book, Dead Man’s Fingers.

Join Us on Pinterest!

We’re building up our Pinterest boards and would love to have you join us! One of our favorite boards is All About Our Books. You can learn everything there is to know about our books, well, practically everything. Just take a look at some of the news and tidbits we have already shared! And it’s not just us sharing! Our authors share new information about their latest book, giveaways, and website updates!

Ready for some first paragraphs? Angelhood & The Thorn Bearer

One of the best ways to find a new book you like or a new favorite author is to look inside the book. We’re making it easy for you by sharing some first paragraphs from some of our books!

We originally shared these on First Paragraph Fridays on our Instagram!

Take a Look Inside by Editor-in-Chief Dawn Carrington

When I was looking to buy a house a few years ago, I spent a lot of time online perusing the houses, and I drove through neighborhoods during the day and at night to see if it was a place I could picture myself living.

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Sometimes, the outside of the houses were beautiful, but once I got inside, I noticed the problems. Water spots on the ceiling, cracks in the kitchen counters, and crumbling back porches. These weren’t faults that could be seen from just standing on the curb admiring the house from a distance or looking at pictures. And if I hadn’t looked inside, I might have bought a house that would cost more to repair than it did to buy it. Even though I passed on several houses, I knew someone would buy those older houses because they enjoyed tackling those problems and creating their own dream house.

In some ways, I look at books the same. I start out by being captured by the cover art and the book description. If I’m awed enough, I’ll read the excerpt because I want to see what the inside is like before I make a purchase. I want to see how other writers entice readers, how they tell their story, and how they keep people coming back for more.

Occasionally, the inside of the book is just like a faulty house, and I end up passing on the purchase. I got inside and took a look around, but the book wasn’t for me. If I like the first excerpt but I’m still not quite sure, I might visit a few other places with different excerpts. Just like visiting rooms of a house, I want to see beyond the initial face that is presented to the world. Occasionally, though, I’m bowled away by the initial read, and I’ll instantly buy the book.

While a cover and a great book description can really catch a reader’s eye, I encourage you to read the excerpts. If the first one doesn’t connect with you immediately, but you still like how the story sounds, search out more excerpts. Most authors will post different parts of their story at various place like their website, Wattpad, and Facebook.

If, however, that first excerpt ignites your desire to read the story, listen to your instincts even if it’s not your usual type of story. Excerpts can bring you into a new world of reading, connect you with an author you’ve never read, and draw you into a story you just have to read.

Look at this cover!

We’re so proud of our cover artist who creates these amazing covers. And we love to show them off! This is for Susan Miura’s newest young adult book! Let us know what you think!

Introducing Robin Dunne

As we announced last week, Vinspire has acquired the rights to the novelization of Robin Dunne’s script, Christmas on Mistletoe Lake. Robin will also be penning the novel, and we want to introduce you to our newest author!

Robin’s acting career began in 1998, when he landed a role in the John Woo produced blockbuster The Big Hit opposite Mark Wahlberg and Lou Diamond Phillips. Since then, Dunne’s other feature film credits include Borderline Normal, The Snow Walker, Devil In The Dark, Space Milkshake, Torment, and Just Friends. His television work includes roles on Manchester Prep, Dawson’s Creek, CSI Miami, NCIS, Dead Like Me, Defiance, and the Netflix series October Faction, as well a lead roles in the television films Sound of Christmas, Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery, and On The Twelfth Day of Christmas, the latter of which he also co-wrote.

In 2008, Robin landed the starring role in the SyFy Channel’s hit series Sanctuary that ran for four seasons. He also directed on the series, which launched his career as a writer/director. To date, Robin has also written and directed the feature films A.R.C.H.I.E and A.R.C.H.I.E 2 (both featuring the voice of Michael J. Fox) as well as Welcome To Nowhere, which he also starred in alongside Sara Canning.

Most recently, Robin directed the movie-of-the-week, The Magical Christmas Shoes for Lifetime. Coming up in 2020, Robin is slated to direct the Lifetime MOW Christmas on Mistletoe Lake from his own script.

Master Your Challenge to Read More

You don’t have to look far on the internet to find any type of challenge. There are savings, cooking, writing, fitness, reading, and more. If you’ve decided you want to read more books, but you need to be challenged, Booklist Queen has you covered. You probably even have some of these books on your backlist just waiting to be read!

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And even though this challenge is for a full year, you can start now and choose the ones you want to read the most. Some of the challenges, like “bottom of your to-read list” and “by an indie author” will help you move some of those books off your shelves to make room for the new ones you want to buy! Not to mention how much it will help the author whose book you’re reading.

And once you’re done with a book, don’t forget to leave a review! Authors are eternally grateful for each and every one they receive.