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Tuesday, December 26, 2017


Once again, CAB has nominations for this years Preditors & Editors Readers Poll.

Here is the link: http://critters.org/predpoll/

We are listed in the following categories:

Horror:  Essence of Absinthe by Tony-Paul de Vissage
SF/Fantasy: Barbarian Blood Royal by Toni V. Sweeney
Thriller: The Spear of Destiny by Paul McDermott
Other: Sinbad Sails Again by Toni V. Sweeney
Anthologies page: Dangerous Women by Robb T. White
Artwork: Caught in a Lie by Linda Burson
E-Book Cover: Barbarian Blood Royal by Tony V. Sweeney
Authors: Toni V. Sweeney
Artists: Mallory York or Simon Nightingale
Publisher: Class Act Books

Linda Nightingale also has an entry in the Romance division: Her General in Gray.

Voting is from Dec. 24 - Jan 14.

You have to scroll part-way down the page to find the entries. Click on the genre and it will take you to the voting page.  The tricky part is supplying your email and filling out the "I'm a human" section. They send you an email and you click on it to record your vote.

Please vote.
Toni V. Sweeney
Promotions, Class Act Books

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

NOVEMBER RELEASES...Romance and Adventure

This month's releases feature romance and adventure in contemporary and fantasy settings.

YOUNG HAWKS FLYING, Book 5 of the Narrative of Riven the Heretic, Part 1 of the Arcanian Chronicles, by Toni V. Sweeney




See these and other titles at our website: www.classactbooks.com.

Saturday, October 28, 2017


CHILL OUT...with a Class Act Books novel for Halloween. Award-winning authors and cover artists in all genres.

Friday, October 27, 2017


Tony-Paul de Vissage and Kenneth Gordon are featured in today's segment of Horror Extravaganza at Myra Nour's blog.


BLOOD WILL FREEZE and CADRE OF VAMPIRES are available at Amazon and CLASS ACT BOOKS' website:
www.classac tbooks.com.


All novels are available from Amazon or the publisher's website: www.classactbooks.com

Sunday, October 15, 2017


This Month's Releases include Fantasy and Mystery

The fourth installment in the series The Arcanian Chronicles...

A SINGING IN THE BLOOD (Book 4 of the Narrative of Riven the Heretic) by Toni V. Sweeney.

After the margrave, Riven kan Ingan is the most powerful noble in the kingdom. When his friend Meraud died and a nedw ruler takes his place, will Riven pledge fidelity to a mad monarch or declare himself a traitor to free his people from prejudice and suppression?

Welcoming a new author to Class Act Books.


Stories of the female of the species and why they're more dangerous than the males.

Also listed on www.amazon.com.

Friday, September 15, 2017



                               Book 3 of the Narrative of Riven the Heretic
                                      Part 1 of the Arcanian Chronicles

                               THE GODS AREN'T FINISHED WITH HIM YET...

Driven from his estate, a noble returns to the place of  his birth, seeking the one who cursed him.



Monday, September 4, 2017

Tony-Paul is Interview by Beverley Bateman

This week, horror author Tony-Paul de Vissage is interviewed by Beverley Bateman, and gives his (as usual) candid opinions on paying for reviews, self-publishing, and friends who trick other friends into writing sequels.

He'll also give an excerpt from ESSENCE OF ABSINTHE, the novel he was conned into writing.  It also has a sequel now, by the way.

EXCERPT from the interview:

How important are reviews for your book?
I think reviews are fairly important because 1) they show someone’s read your book; 2) they encourage others to read your book (if the review is positive and we always hope it will be, don’t we?)
How do you get reviews?
There are several forums on Google Plus where one can ask for a review. Likewise with Facebook.  I also watch for reviews others have posted  and will check out the reviewer’s page, and see if they’re currently accepting submissions and act accordingly.  Also, my publisher’s promotions manager submits to various review sites for their authors.

For the rest of the interview, go to : http://beverleybateman.blogspot.ca/.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

August Releases from Class Act Books

AUGUST RELEASES from Class Act Books:

BLOODSEEK by Toni V. Sweeney (Sword & Sorcery)
Book 2 of the Narrative of Riven the Heretic, Part 1 of the Arcanian Chronicles.

The saga of a prophecy of a dynasty of 3000 years, and the family fulfilling it.

DIRUS SONUS: Terrible Sound by Kenneth Gordon (SciFi)
Time travel SciFi.

Also available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. Paperback available exclusively from the publisher's website: www.classactbooks.com.

Relaxation Day

Relax...with a Class Act Books novel!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Son and Daughter Day!

When they're small, read to them...
If they're adult, buy them a Class Act Books novel and let them read to themselves. www.classactbooks.com.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Colors of My Life

Award-winning author Linda J. Burson is interviewed today by Beverley Bateman, and talks about her new romantic suspense novel, The Colors of my Life.


Today is SMores Day!

Read a Class Act Books novel and you'll beg for Smore!

Our website:  www.classactbooks.com
Our blog: www.classactbooks.blogspot.com

Thursday, July 27, 2017

4-Star Review of Linda Burson's Latest Novel by the Paranormal Romance Guild

Linda Burson's new novel The Colors of My Life, a romantic thriller has been rated 4-Stars by a Paranormal Romance Guild reviewer.

Read the complete review at: https://www.paranormalromanceguild.com/review-colors-life-linda-burson/

The Colors of my Life is available from Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Colors-My-Life-Linda-Burson-ebook/dp/B071Z6833Q/ 
 with paperbacks available exclusively from the publisher's website:  www.classactbooks.com.www.classactbooks.com.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Prisoner of Valathia is Fourth Entry in Series

The Prisoner of Valathia is the fourth entry in my DRAGON SciFi series.  It takes place after their escape from Tamerlane’s hi-tech prison, and the defeat of Darius Drake's apocalyptic plans for the humanoid home-worlds, Titanya the Pirate Queen joins Sylvan Silla Low in becoming an agent of the Alliance...

This is the beginning of author James Austin McCormick's blog at Perry Lake Productions.  For the rest of the article, click here: https://www.perrylakeproductions.com/single-post/2017/07/24/The-Prisoner-of-Valathia---Guest-Blog 

DRAGON: The Prisoner of Valathia is available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Prisoner-James-Austin-McCormick-ebook/dp/B0721RR55Q/

The paperback version is available exclusively from the publisher at: www.classactbooks.com. 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Author Enlists CDC in Writing New Novel

My newest book is entitled In My Blood. As with every book I write, it all began with a precipitating event.
In this case, I had brought my cat, Frodo, outside for a lap around the front yard. I was holding him in my arms, when a large truck roared by and scared him. In a wild attempt to escape, he clawed me and made holes in my shirt, but I held him fast and made a beeline for the door.
It was the back claws that did the most damage. Now I had a hole in my shirt and a peculiar pattern carved into my chest. I looked like a reverse letter N.
That night, I was thinking about what happened. When I got into the shower, the thought hit me, “Maybe there is a plague on an alien world and emissaries were sent into all the inhabited planets to find the chosen one…”
That was all I needed to get started.
The next day, I started writing, but I knew I needed help in creating the plague.
When you want to find out about a disease, what do you do? You call the CDC right?
So,,,I called them...
Click here to read the rest of Kenneth Gordon's blog at the Urban Swashbuckler:  http://theurbanswashbuckler.blogspot.com/

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Class Act Books July Release


THE MAN FROM CYMENE is the first novel in the 2-part series the Arcanian Chronicles.

Part 1, the Narrative of Riven the Heretic consists of eight novels. 

Part 2, the kan Ingan Archives is made up of seven novels.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Mackinac City, Michigan, Features in Author's Horror Novels

I wrote Eat the World because of my love for Mackinac City, Michigan, and Mackinac Island. I felt it was a great setting for a horror story.  The island offered a naturally claustrophobic setting, and the mainland enough development to provide plenty of potential victims and carnage.

I love using different locales in Michigan for a story. This is my third novel set in Michigan. Fear the Sky was set in Frankenmuth and Where Things Might Walk in Lexington, although fictionalized as Port Bay.

I’m currently scouting some new areas for my next few novels.

Eat the World also challenged me in many other respects.

It was a fairly difficult book to write, one where, despite my history with the area still required plenty of research. I had to adapt the many interesting geographical aspects of the city, island, and neighboring coastline to fit with what the characters would do.

About the Author:

Rick McQuiston is 49-year-old father of two who loves anything horror-related. He’s had nearly 400 publications so far, and written five novels, ten anthologies, one book of novellas, and edited an anthology of Michigan authors.

Rick is also a guest author each year at Memphis Junior High School. 

He’s currently working on my sixth novel. 

More about Rick at:

Publisher's website: www.classactbooks.com
Author's website: www.many-midnights.com


In picturesque Mackinac a growing army of rats are beginning to seep into the community of tourists. They seemingly appear out of nowhere, and it is up to ordinary people to gather their courage and battle the hordes.

But there is something more frightening beneath the surface, something that was born from the accumulated depths of Earth's creatures, something that can threaten the entire world.

Excerpt from Eat the World:

          The rodent scurried through the narrow channel. It barely managed to squeeze its lengthy bulk into the tight aperture, but by inhaling a deep breath of warm, salty air, it was able to reduce its girth enough to allow it somewhat comfortable passage. A cursory glance to either side after it cleared the opening revealed nothing predatory or dangerous.

The rodent then scrambled into the brush.

In its wake was a vicious, gray-green substance that loosely resembled hydraulic motor oil left in the sun too long. It was thick in consistency, yet still transparent enough to allow the dozens of tiny organisms swirling within it to be seen. It bristled with unnatural life.

The small grass snake slithered through the brush. Its brown, speckled hide gave it perfect camouflage in the wild. It melted into its surroundings, becoming for all intents and purposes, invisible to both predator and prey. It was its natural defense mechanism as well as aiding it with tracking down prey.

The snake's belly convulsed with hunger. It hadn't eaten in days and was in danger of starving. It scanned the woods for any sign of movement, anything at all that it could inflict a bite on and swallow whole.

There was no movement whatsoever. Not even a stray beetle or ant scuttled by. The snake was completely alone in the vast wilderness of the island. It laid perfectly still, both to conserve energy and to avoid detection. It sensed that something was watching it from a darkened crevice nearby. Something bigger than it was and undoubtedly just as hungry.

The snake didn't move a muscle. It hoped that whatever was hidden in the crevice wouldn't notice it. The strange substance on the ground bristled beneath its body, but it had more pressing matters to be concerned about. Flicking its tongue, the snake tasted the air. Far below, the cold waters of Lake Huron washed up against I-67. Being the only state highway in the US without motorized vehicles, the pristine ribbon of asphalt circled the entire island.

The movement caught the snake's attention. It swung its conical head in the direction of the sound: the dark crevice. Whatever was watching it had moved. Several quick tongue darts picked up a scent, causing the snake to recoil back into itself. It could defend itself if need be, but if its adversary was larger it would quickly opt for retreat. Self-preservation was perhaps the only instinct that overrode all others, including hunger and the need to mate. When faced with a threat, survival was paramount.

The snake hissed in a feeble effort to ward off its potential adversary. It reared up then to display its size. It did not know if it was larger, or smaller than the other creature, but it was one of the few weapons it possessed.

The rodent poked its pink snout out of the crevice. It sniffed a few times, and satisfied that suitable prey was within striking distance, settled back on its haunches as it prepared to attack.

With a blinding ferocity beyond any member of its species, the huge, bloated rat launched itself out of the crevice and sucked down the too-slow grass snake in one violent swallow.

The reptile never had a chance.

With its hunger temporarily sated, the rat lumbered away into the brush. It left copious amounts of the strange substance behind, leaving a sickly trail leading into the woods.

The substance squirmed with miniscule life.

Buy Links: 

Publisher’s website:  www.classactbooks.com

Friday, July 7, 2017

Toni Who? Read on...

Toni Who?    She wrote What?

Find out about this Class Act Books author and her homage to the pulp fiction genre sword and sorcery at The Urban Swashbuckler.

The Man feom Cymene, Book 1 in the first part of the 2-part series, The Arcanian Chronicles, will be available from Class Act Books on July 15, 2017.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017


Class Act Books authors are at work, even on a holiday:

Rick McQuisiton has a review of EAT THE WORLD at: https://www.paranormalromanceguild.com/review-eat-world-rick-mcquiston/

Juanita Aydlette is featured with IN THE BLOOD at: http://myranour.net/romance-sundayguest-post-junita-aydlette/

Tony-Paul de Vissage, Linda Nightingale, and James Austin McCormick are ALL featured in Uncaged Magazine this month: http://uncagedbooks.com/uncaged-book-reviews-issue-12-july-2017-now-live/

Monday, July 3, 2017

Spotlight on Juanita

Class Act Books author Juanita Aydlette and IT'S IN THE BLOOD is being spotlight today at Myra Nour's Romance.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Pina Colada, anyone?  

Or how about a pineapple/ lemonade, and a good book?

Such as...

SINBAD SAILS AGAIN, Book 8 and the last entry in the Adventures of Sinbad series by Toni V. Sweeney.

A little whimsical, a lot of action, and a great deal of drama.

Paperback edition available from the publisher's website, www.classactbooks.com.
Ebooks available from amazon.com: 

Monday, June 26, 2017

BLOOD RELATIVES: A Romantic Suspense Novel

New Release for June:  Blood Relatives by Sherry Derr-Wille. A romantic suspense novel.

Paperback available exclusively from the publisher's website: www.classactbooks.com, e-books and Kindle at: 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Today is Fairy Day

Read one of our fantasy romances to celebrate, such as Wizard's Wife by Toni V. Sweeney.

Available from amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Wizards-Wife-Toni-V-Sweeney-ebook/dp/B01D7WSKRC/
Paperback available exclusively from the publisher's website: www.classactbooks.com.


Author Juanita Aydlette is interviewed by Jeremy Higley at Nifty Newlys, about her novel IT'S IN THE BLOOD, a paranormal shifter romance.


Available on amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Its-Blood-Juanita-Aydlette-ebook/dp/B01KEC287G/
Paperback available exclusively from the publisher: www.classactbooks.com.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Next entry in the DRAGON series

New! from Class Act Books.

DRAGON : The Prisoner of Valathia ( Book 4 in the DRAGON series) by James Austin McCormick

Paperback available from the publisher's website, www.classactbooks.com.

June 2017 Releases from Class Act Books

This month, Class Act Books releases 4 new novels:

Sinbad Sails Again (Book 8 in the Adventures of Sinbad series) The final entry in the space opera series by Toni V. Sweeney.

DRAGON : The Prisoner of Valathia ( Book 4 in the DRAGON series) by James Austin McCormick

Blood Relatives by Sherry Derr-Wille. A romantic suspense novel.

In My Blood by Kenneth Gordon. A Science Fiction thriller.

Novels are available in e-books from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords; paperbacks are available exclusively from the publisher's website, www.classactbooks.com.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Today is D-Day

Observe this day with a Class Act Books novel set during World War 2.

The Spear of Destiny by Paul McDermott

In the last months of the war, a U-boat commander struggles to delivery a priceless artifact he believes will give the Nazis supremacy.


Julia's Bombardier,  Crushed Love, Well Shaken, and When Love Shaped Us by Bob Young.
Romances set during the War.



and Never Too Late for Love by Sherry Derr-Wille.
A recruiter falls in love with a girl he helped enlist in the WSACS. Fifty years later, they meet again.


All Novels also available in paperback from the publisher's website:  www/classactbooks.com.