Monday, August 1, 2016

Guest Blogger—Author Terri Talley Venters “Queen of the Elements”

Guest Blogger—Author Terri Talley Venters  “Queen of the Elements”

What if someone cloned you?


The much anticipated, companion/spin-off book to the Carbon Copy Trilogy from Luke’s point of view
Released 7/27/16 from Wild Child Publishing

Luke’s Lithium

What if someone cloned you? And then abducted you twenty-five years later? In Luke’s Lithium, handsome Luke Allen, a witty, yet shy trust brat, volunteers at the FDNY with his firefighting comrades. Luke has it all, except for love. Abducted by Create Life Technologies, along with 5000 others, Luke learns the shocking truth behind their cloning research and their evil intentions. But the loss of his freedom comes with a silver lining, he falls for beautiful Gretchen, another abducted Create Life Clone. Luke’s Lithium is full of surprises, new romances, rescues and a switcheroo. But will Luke and Gretchen ever be free of Create Life?

Luke’s Lithium is the much anticipated companion book/spin off of my Carbon Copy Trilogy, written from Luke Allen’s point of view. Luke is the twin brother of Lilly Allen, the heroine in the Carbon Copy Trilogy. Luke’s story covers the time frame of all three books in the trilogy, Carbon Copy, Tin Roof, and Silver Lining.

What if someone cloned you?
Carbon Copy is the first book in the Carbon Copy trilogy. Tin Roof is the sequel.
 Silver Lining is the epic conclusion.

Carbon Copy

By: Terri Talley Venters

Lilly Allen has brains, beauty, and a trust fund. She's living in New York City and her career as a reporter is taking off. She's hoping the love of her life, Grier, will propose soon. She has it all, or so she thinks.

Grier Garrison, Create Life executive, is running the company while his father, Dr. Michael Garrison, is in the ICU awaiting a heart transplant. Grier knows the truth about Create Life and its shady side business. He fears Lilly and her twin brother, Luke, are in danger.

While working on two unrelated stories, stolen newborns and cloning, Lilly discovers a shocking connection. Horrific things are happening, but who is behind it all?


 Tin Roof

Do not read until you’ve read Carbon Copy

In the sequel to Carbon Copy, Lilly Allen returns to her hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, to be closer to her mother, help with her injured brother, and heal from the disappearance of her fiancé Grier Garrison. While she awaits Grier's return, she busies herself with her mansion renovations, her best friend's wedding, and her job as a news reporter.

But even her busy schedule cannot stem the worry over her brother's persistent amnesia and changes in personality. Is he her real twin? Or did they rescue a clone?

On top of this, the months of pining without a word from Grier begin to take their toll. She finds herself growing closer to her favorite cameraman, Joe. His confession of undying love, followed by a passionate kiss, has her questioning how much longer she can wait, and whether she wants to.

To further complicate matters, two unrelated news stories drag her into the seamy underbelly of the Charleston Police Department where murder and drugs are common occurrences.

In the chaos of a hurricane, another body washes ashore, and Lilly comes face-to-face with the murderer.


Silver Lining 


Silver Lining is the much anticipated conclusion to the Carbon Copy trilogy. Silver Lining picks up where Tin Roof, the sequel to Carbon Copy, leaves off. Lilly Allen and Grier Garrison are bound for Scotland and their new lives at Castle Garrison on the Isle of Skye. Lilly and Grier, now the new Marquess of Garrison, plan their lavish wedding which will make Lilly a marchioness! But first, Grier wants to rescue all the clones and bring them to the safety and freedom of his castle and tenant farms.

Silver Lining is full of surprises and new discoveries. Before they can even leave for Scotland, Grier’s father, Dr. Michael Garrison, drops a bomb which could keep Grier and Lilly apart. Before this is resolved, Lilly sneaks in a few passionate kisses with her beloved cameraman, Joe. Lilly is tormented with indecision between the two loves of her life—Grier and Joe. Who will she choose?


Body Of Gold
By: Terri Talley Venters

Even in this post-Bernie Madoff era, it’s surprising how easily investors unknowingly hand over their money to con artists, also known as money managers. Chelsea Lynn Cobb earned the title of the youngest hedge-fund manager at Trans World Investments in Chicago. This charming southern beauty proved a financial genius, but her workaholic tendencies hinder her free time to meet men who match her impossibly high standards. When she’s not kicking ass at the office, she’s kicking ass at her Taekwondo class where she falls for her new instructor, Troy Camden. With the exciting distraction of a new and passionate relationship, she spends less time at the office until she discovers financial scams operating at Trans World. Someone is stealing millions from investors, but the evidence points towards her.
Body of Gold
Available from
Freya's Bower


Penelope Manchester, a good witch with one green and one blue eye, awaits her destiny: a warrior of God with the face of an angel, the heart of a saint, and eyes which match her own. St. Michael the Archangel flies into her life and sweeps her off her feet. Meanwhile, an evil sorcerer captures witches, steals their powers and most of their nine lives, and shrinks them to the size of a doll--a Nuremberg doll. But when he turns two of the Manchester witches into dolls, the Manchester clan fights back with St. Michael and divine intervention. Armed with the legendary copper cauldron, a fire breathing dragon, and an arsenal of spells, good battles evil.

Coming soon from Wild Child Publishing

by Terri Talley Venters

Sulfur Springs-The Fountain of Youth

Europium Gem Mine

Cobalt Cauldron & Calcium Cauldron

Cobalt Cauldron 
Book blurb

A witch meets her destiny. In 1894, Six-year-old, Violet Manchester, travels to Egypt with her parents.  A vision, one of her many powers, leads them to discover the tomb of Tutankhamun, Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. Violet steals a Cobalt Cauldron she finds in the burial chamber. Consulting the Book of Spells, she uses the Cobalt Cauldron to summon the spirit of King Tut. When her parents discover she’s practiced magic alone, they confiscate her cobalt cauldron.
Ten years later, Violet’s parents return her cobalt cauldron. The Manchester elders explain that only the soul mate can contact the spirit with whom the cauldron was buried with. She summons the spirit of her destiny, King Tut, who is now reincarnated as Toliver Waynesfield, son of wealthy Chicago banker.
Meeting at the St. Louis World’s Fair, Violet and Toliver fall in love. With the soulmates finally reunited in this life, Violet is devastated to discover that Tut’s spirit is cursed to die young. To break this curse and save her true love, she must battle the evil, coveting demon, Argos. Will destiny repeat itself? Or will Violet and Toliver’s true love prevail?

Calcium Cauldron
Book Blurb

In 1600 Scotland, a young witch, Prudence (Dance) Manchester, ventures into the enchanted forest near her ancestral home in the Isle of Skye. The forest is full of magical creatures including fairies, unicorns, and angels. She meets her soulmate, Michael the Archangel. But before they can fulfill their destiny and be together, they must find and defeat the evil sorcerer hiding in the forest.


Sulfur Springs-The Fountain of Youth

Book blurb

Victoria Ventures, a beautiful, young, archeologist, travels too much to find time for love. But at her best friend’s wedding in Scotland, she meets Tommy Garrison, a handsome archeologist. Falling for each other instantly, he asks her on a first date. Selecting Disney World, they meet at the most magical place on earth. Enjoying the theme parks, scrumptious meals, and each other, they spend one afternoon playing golf. After slicing a ball into the woods, they discover a sinkhole. Their archaeological curiosity takes them into the hole where they discover an underground cave system.  Returning the next day with gear and supplies, they follow the caverns for miles before stumbling upon the archaeological find of the century.


Europium Gem Mine
Book Blurb
In the sequel to Sulfur Springs The Fountain Of Youth, Archaeology super couple Victoria Ventures and Tommy Garrison head to Paris. After a fabulous New Year’s vacation in Paris, they go to Disneyland Paris with high hopes of repeating their great archaeological find from Walt Disney World in Florida.

They sneak their way into Underground Disney and are mistaken for the characters Pocahontas and John Smith. After being whisked away to wardrobe and make up, they discover the dwarfs and what their real job is.

While bike riding through a town just near Disney Paris, they discover that the town is deserted. They find an abandoned apartment building sunken twenty feet below the ground. After exploring the cause, they discover a catacomb system which collapsed under the weight of the building. The cave system leads underneath Disneyland Paris, and they discover the find of the century.


Terri Talley Venters

Author of Carbon Copy, Tin Roof, Silver Lining, Body Of Gold, Copper Cauldron, Cobalt Cauldron, Calcium Cauldron, Luke’s Lithium, Sulfur Springs—The Fountain of Youth, Europium Gem Mine and Iron Curtains

Terri received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Master’s degree in Taxation from the University of Florida. She is a licensed CPA and a Second Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. She lives on the water in Florida, with her husband, Garrison, and their two sons.

Carbon Copy is the 1st thrilling novel in the Elements of Mystery Series. The title of each novel will contain an element from the Periodic Table of Elements.  Carbon Copy, Tin Roof, Silver Lining, and Copper Cauldron are available from Wild Child Publishing. And Terri’s romantic/suspense novel, Body of Gold, is available from Freya’s Bower.  Sulfur Springs—The Fountain of Youth, Europium Gem Mine, Cobalt Cauldron & Calcium Cauldron are coming soon from Wild Child Publishing. Terri recently finished writing Iron Curtains and is currently writing Elements Of Mystery, a collection of 118 Short Stories each titled after an element in the Periodic Table.

For more about Terri’s upcoming releases, including purchase links and social media links, please visit her website

Terri is the daughter of Leslie S. Talley, author of Make Old Bones, Bred In The Bone, and The Closer The Bone which are also available from Wild Child Publishing.
Terri also posts free short stories on her blog website and blog. Follow her at she weaves her way through the Periodic Table of Elements.