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EMpress Books is a publishing consultancy business working exclusively with authors on their independent publishing endeavors. We're open to submissions of all kinds with only one goal: to bring high quality books into the world. We are not a vanity press and we are not a publishing house. Instead we offer an imprint name to our clients, as well as the support and services they need to make it in the self-publishing industry.
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Self-publishing is tough. There are lots of details to take care of that go beyond the realm of writing. You'll need technical skills, graphic design skills, and business skills to succeed. Founded by an experienced self-published author who traveled the road alone, EMpress wants to help you through all of these hurdles. Collaborate together on your work while maintaining all of the rights and the creative decision making. There's no one out there quite like this. Keep your independence without publishing alone.
Have you ever wanted to be someone else? Did you ever try?
Jennifer Smith spends most of her time wishing she had a more exciting name, lived a more exciting life, or that she could just become someone else for a while. With her sister Claire’s help, Jennifer channels her life’s desires into the perfect graduate research program...
What if everything you knew about yourself turned out to be a lie? When Ava Sullivan learns some upsetting news about her own history, she begins to question everything about her life--except the new guy she has her eye on.
Romance author Stephanie Haddad explores other types of love in this collection of 12 short stories. From familial relationships between a grandmother and granddaughter in "Nana's Aid" to the first bond between childhood friends in "A Smile," Haddad's stories span many expressions of love.
Even the craziest love looks hotter in bullet-points...
Grace Shields keeps her hectic life manageable one way and one way only: she makes lists, lots of them. Lists of her favorite Jackie Chan movies. Lists of her boyfriend’s Pros and Cons. Lists about her favorite places to get a pizza. To Grace, each one is a very serious matter. And that’s why no one ever reads the lists. Well, no one except
Tessa Monroe and Christian Douglas have been friends since grade school, sticking together despite their very different goals in life. While Tessa aims for her dream job and Christian searches for his dream girl, they're forced to face some unexpected feelings for one another. But is it too late?
Sail Beyond Tomorrow
on Sep. 17, 2011
Modern but mystical, Sail Beyond Tomorrow tells the story of two parallel romances: professors Susan and Richard and their widowed parents, Nate and Kathy (respectively). Welch does an excellent job developing two very different relationships and balancing the attention between them. From the passionate love of Susan and Richard, the reader gets a deep, involved romance. And from the second-time-arounders Nate and Kathy, we see hope for the painful and challenging later years, when mortality seems to play a bigger role than discovering romance. Still, these four characters each have something to share with the reader and each has his or her own lesson to learn.
Add to the mix a plot riddled with past demons coming back to haunt our heroes, plus an ancient foretelling that may (or may not?) come true… Sail Beyond Tomorrow gets you thinking and feeling all at once.
Read the entire review at: http://loveonthebookshelf.wordpress.com/2011/09/16/review-sail-beyond-tomorrow/#more-178
on Dec. 27, 2011
In Double Occupancy, Chase does well by her characters, giving them room in their close-quartered villa to really express themselves and draw the reader into their love story. Their witty banter will have you laughing but their hot and steamy moments will have you begging for more. By isolating her hero and heroine like this, Chase has given the reader the chance to indulge in a R&R too, focusing on the budding relationship between Travis and Casey. Get lost in this story as though you’re resting up in the villa for yourself… I found it pretty hard to put this one down and climb back into the real world, myself!
Read the full review at Love on the Bookshelf: http://loveonthebookshelf.wordpress.com/2011/12/22/review-double-occupancy/#more-373