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Saylor Storm
Storm Productions
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THE PERFECT LIFE Ali flies from Chicago to China frequently for her job in sales. She adores her good-looking lawyer husband, enjoys daily walks in her picturesque suburban neighborhood with her best friend, and lives in a charming cape cod style house with their faithful Springer Spaniel. Except for her fertility issues and the constant criticisms from her mother, life for Alison, as she sees it is picture-perfect.   UNTIL Ali encounters a curious bartender in the Detroit airport and the direction of her life takes a drastic turn. How did the bartender change her trajectory? Alison’s world is turned upside down.


What would you do if you went to sleep one night and suddenly found yourself living someone else’s life who lives half-way around the world? Would you embrace the experience or be terrified and freeze-up? Follow my character, Lauren Jones, and find out what happens along her journey in the hypangogic state.


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Comedian Brian T. Shirley shares his view of his hometown, Charleston, South Carolina.

dr-jack-brown-body-language-and-emotional-intelligence-expertBody language expert, Dr. Jack Brown, describes some of the best ways to tell if someone is attracted to us.

Storm Session episode #3

We are making the final preparations for my upcoming podcast, Storm Session. Stay tuned for some fascinating guests talking about topics ranging from anti-aging to serial killers!D&C_SaylorStormPodCast-icon-Final small-1500px

We’ve revised the cover for our soon-to-be released love trivia book, Love & Kisses, to a summer theme for a July debut.L&KFRONT

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Several months ago I purchased the necessary equipment to start a podcast: speakers, microphone, headphones and an audio interface.  Getting started appeared to by an easy task, but was not the case. Only some of the sounds were registering and at first it seemed to be an equipment issue, but a trip back to the store of purchase ruled that out. Now the culprit seems to be software related even though both garage band and audacity are not working successfully.


Once the equipment is up and running it will take some time to get familiar with the equipment and editing procedures. Once completed we will be ready to roll with interviews with local authors and artists as well as readings from my books. Please stay tuned as I learn my way through this process.

Jennifer Taylor won a set of freshwater pearl jewelry.

A signed copy of Basking in the Light goes to the following raffle winners:

Valentina Bagaric
Kelle Campbell
Sheila Korman
Melinda Dean
Dee Johnson
Madelyn Martin
Robert Devon
Terry Irving
Laura Thomas
Kathy Osborn
Molly Laird
Jeanette Gren
Shelly West Nunez Hoernig
Glen Megrill

Congratulations to all!

Up for Review: Basking in the Light by Saylor Storm

Basking in the Light

Title: Basking in the Light

Author: Saylor Storm

Published: October 6th, 2015

Genre: Thriller

Age Recommendation: 18+

Formats Available: Mobi, ePub


~ Synopsis ~


Ambitious budding reporter, Ellen Singer, grows weary of being alone and pursues a partner through an online dating site; it turns out to be the worst decision of her life.

Disappearing into thin air, Ellen leaves her family and friends to fear the worst. Determined to find the missing journalist, seasoned FBI agent, Arnie Darrow, joins the search in the race against time. Is he able to find Ellen before an untimely demise and does Ellen even want to survive her horrific experience?



~ About the Author ~


Saylor Storm

Reality becomes fantasy, or is it that imagination turns into real life experience? Saylor Storm is fascinated by how frequently the line between reality and fantasy crosses in her writing practice. She feels that writing novels is an astonishing way to play with something from real life and turning into something fun or playful and sometimes a bit twisted. Her characters all experience real life joy and pain, reinvention, survival and victory. They share the process of evolution and expansion.

The places in her stories take place where she has lived or visited, from the beaches of Malibu to the islands in Fiji and destinations in between, including the monastery in one of her novels. Saylor’s stories reflect her many personal interests including fitness, wine, healthy foods. She’s intrigued by the spiritual world and that of metaphysics.

She hopes the reader is as entertained reading her books as she is writing them. One of Saylor’s many passions is hiking. Readers can enjoy fabulous photos of her treks posted on her Facebook page, author Saylor Storm. She loves hearing from her readers.



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Would you like to be famous? In what way?

I’ve often thought about this scenario. On one hand I’d love to be famous. It

would be nice to live day-to-day without worrying about whether I’ll be able to

pay the bills this month and put food on the table for my children. It’d also be

nice to receive recognition for the accomplishments that made me famous. On

the other hand, I’m a very private person and love having my space. I couldn’t

deal with the pressure of being in the spotlight, having people follow my every

move, or always being judged. I guess the real question I’d have to ask myself is

would I be willing to give up my privacy in order to support my family. The

answer to that question is absolutely.

Before making a telephone call, do you rehearse what you are going to say?

I’m terrible on the phone. I have a slight phobia of talking to people that I don’t

know and so when I’m put in a situation that requires me to talk, whether in

person or on the phone, I become a stuttering mess. So yes, I rehearse what I

want to say so that I can go into the conversation with a plan but it usually never

goes the way I want it to. I’d prefer to text or email any day.

If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it


That’s a hard question! I guess if I had to pick one thing to change it would be

that I wish I had grown up around family. We moved around a lot when I was a

kid and so I was only able to see some family members on special occasions like

holidays. The older I got, the less family came around and we hardly had the

chance to go visit them since they all live out of state. As time passes, bonds

become weaker and so I only have a couple of extended relatives that visit


What is the greatest accomplishment of your life?

My greatest accomplishment by far is giving birth to two beautiful, healthy

daughters. No doubt about it.

What projects are you working on now?

I’m half done writing a paranormal thriller titled The Stager. I’m really excited

about it and hope to have it done soon. I started it a couple years ago but had to

put it aside. I also have book two in the Juniper Grove Chronicles started but it

will likely be awhile before I’m able to get back to it. I’m not the type of writer

who can write multiple books a year. I wish I were though.

Is there anything else that you would like to add?

I’d love to let readers know about an exciting new program that I offer. It is the

JGBS Review Library and readers can receive a free review copy of the books we

have listed in exchange for posting their honest review to Amazon. Each and

every review, whether positive or negative, help authors and so I want to try

everything I can to help my fellow authors succeed. So if any readers would like

to show their support for authors, please stop by the JGBS Review Library at

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Title: Destiny Awaits

Series: Juniper Grove Chronicles Book 1

Author: Jaidis Shaw

Published: July 18th, 2014

Publisher: Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly


Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Awards: 2015 Readers’ Favorite Book Award

Finalist – YA Paranormal


She wants a normal life. They want her dead.

Destiny has other plans.

Twenty-year-old Alayna Scott receives visions

around water, but even her foresight couldn’t

prepare her for the tragic accident that claimed the

lives of her parents. With everything she loves

gone, Alayna packs up and moves to the small

town of Juniper Grove in hopes of starting over.

Jayden McKnight can’t explain the attraction that he feels whenever Alayna is near, but he does

know that he will do whatever it takes to win her heart. When a vampire selects Alayna as his

next victim, Jayden will stop at nothing to ensure her safety – even if that means bringing

Alayna into a world that she never knew existed.

Love blossoms, challenges are made, and Alayna will find herself fighting not only to survive,

but to understand what she has become.


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Sunlight caught the crystal that hung from the rear view mirror, and rainbow bursts of color

radiated throughout the car. My parents and I had gotten up early so that we could make the three

hour drive to my uncle’s house, but from the line of backed up traffic in front of us, it seemed

that it would take us longer. I leaned back in my seat and let the music blaring in my earbuds

help pass the time. My mother turned in her seat in the front, and I glanced at her. Seeing her

mouth my name, I pulled one side of the earbuds out of my ear.

“What did you say?” I asked.

“I asked if you were hungry,” she replied. “Your father thinks that we should get off the

interstate at the next exit and grab something to eat while the traffic clears up.”

“Sure, that’s fine with me. It’s a good idea, anyway, since Uncle John turned vegetarian. There’s

no telling what he’s going to try to get us to eat.”

My father’s hearty laugh rumbled through the car. “Do you remember that rolled up spinach

thing he tried to feed us last time?”

“How could I forget?” I said.

Mom sprung to her brother’s defense. “It wasn’t so bad.”

“Then how come you didn’t eat it? I saw you slip it to the dog when you thought nobody was

watching.” My father glanced at my mother while she tried to come up with a retort.

“If you saw that, then it’s obvious that I wasn’t sneaky enough.” She crossed her arms over her

chest and stared out the window.

My dad laughed as he flipped on the turn signal and merged into the right lane, coming to a stop

behind a logging truck. I looked at the long logs protruding from the flatbed. “It always makes

me nervous when they hang off like that,” I said. A shiver raced over my body.

“It’s okay. They make sure to load them on so that they won’t come off,” my dad reassured me.

I opened my mouth to reply but stopped when I heard a screech of tires behind us. Turning my

head, I locked eyes with the man in the driver’s seat of the truck that was hurtling toward us. The

truck slammed into the back of our car, and my mother’s scream echoed in the tight space around

me. A shower of white stars filled my vision as pain ripped through my shoulder and cut off my

own scream. As the darkness closed in around me, I heard the faint shrill of sirens in the