Archive for 2010

A Soldier’s Christmas Poem (by unknown)

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,

I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.

My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,

My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.

Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,

Transforming the yard to a winter delight.

The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,

Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve. (more…)

FREE MEN & DREAMERS Volume Four “Oh, Say Can You See?” Blog tour

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

This historic drama starts just after the British have set fire to Washington, on Thursday, August 25, 1814.

Beautifully woven is the story of the different parties: the British, the free men in the new country of America, along with the women and those who do everything to defend them. You will encounter many brave men who give their lives to give us freedom, together with their families who fight hard for this new nation.

This book describes the attacks on the plantations, the burned and destroyed cities the British inflict, and who shoots the first shot. (more…)

Meg’s Melody a sweet romance by Kaylee Baldwin

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Kaylee it is pleasure to have you in our site. I read your book about a year ago when you were doing some editing and really enjoyed it. I am glad that is finally out of the oven. I know it will be a treat for all who love clean romance books. Well let’s get started…

Kaylee, when did you start to write and how long did it take you get published? (more…)

Deirdra Eden Coppel a fantasy author’s interview.

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Deirdra is a fresh new YA author with a strong voice and a passion for creative marketing in a changing literary world. She works full time as a professional writer and illustrator. In 2009 she began creating animation for e-books.

Using a combination of history, mythology and fantasy Deirdra has spent (more…)

Joan Sowards and author’s interview.

Monday, November 29th, 2010

A book titled The Star Prophecy by Joan Sowards, is making its debut in LDS bookstores and on Amazon.com. This week we will visit with Joan.

Q: Joan, how long have you been writing?

I have been writing novels for over fifteen years.

Q: How did you break into publishing?

I admit it was luck. I was in the right place at the right time. An editor suggested I send Walnut Springs Press my novel The Star Prophecy–so (more…)

Anne Bradshaw Author of “True Miracles” (interview)

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Hello Anne Bradshaw is a pleasure to have you with us today. Tell us what is your current book and how would you describe it?

“True Miracles with Genealogy~Help from Beyond the Veil.” Compiling it was an amazing experience. “True Miracles” is a collection of inspiring research stories, spiritual moments as help comes from beyond the veil. It is unique, comforting, and powerful.

How and when did you gather stories for this book?

I put out requests for stories on many social websites, including Facebook. Genealogists from all over the USA and from other countries responded. It amazed me to read of the many different ways researchers received the help they needed. As someone says in the book, “Heaven is only a whisper away.” (more…)

The Employee Rights Handbook review for readersfavorite.com

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Steven Mitchell Sack, the Employee’s Lawyer

Since I love fantasy, I thought this book was going to be boring, but I wanted to give it a try anyways. It turns out that I was wrong. I found it down to earth and readable by any person regardless of the education they may have. Many law books are written so only a lawyer can understand the lingo, this book is not like that. It was easy enough that a person with English as a second language (me) could understand it.

Not only do I understand the wording but also its concepts. It clearly defines the legal and illegal questions that an employer might ask in an interview or even when a person is fired unfairly. Furthermore, it gives an example letter to state the (more…)

Miners in Chile

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Chile has the biggest open-pit copper mines in the world, including Chuquicamata, located in the northern part of the Country. Chile is a long piece of land bathed by the clear blue waters of the Pacific Ocean on one side and embraced by the Andes Mountains on the other. It is a colorful country with loving friendly people, proud to be Chileans but not too proud to ask for help when it is needed.

That is what happened when 33 miners were found alive under 701 meters of rock after the San Jose mine they worked at collapsed, burying them alive. (more…)

Just what the Doctor Ordered by Sara Fitzgerald

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Champagne Publishing

This is a fast reading love story. Elizabeth is almost finished with school and needs just one more job to pay the expenses. All is great with her plans. In her mind she is well on her way to her dream of having a clinic of her own.

The problems start when the only job available is with the notoriously bad-tempered Doctor Jess Miller. She has always been able to tackle the hogs at home: surely she can manage one cranky doctor.

Doctor Miller, on the other hand, never breaks the rules, especially when he is trying to get a very important promotion in the clinic where he works. He likes his new secretary, but goes out of the way to keep her guessing and many times frustrated.

They start on the wrong foot, so Elizabeth is surprised when he asks her to be his secretary on a trip to Las Vegas. Things get interesting when another doctor shows interest in the girl and Jess become overprotective.

I enjoyed the way this tale developed; it presents great reading material. The romance was interesting and keeps the story moving.

interview Margaret L. Turley Author

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Today we interview Margaret L. Turley author of the book Save the Child.

Anna: Welcome, Margaret, it’s good to have you with us.

Answer: Thank you for allowing me to share Save the Child and Writers Unite to Fight Cancer with you today.

Anna: What genre is your book and who is your target audience?

Answer: I wrote Save the Child as a fiction novel. I felt that I would (more…)

A Most Rebellious Debutant by Karen Abbott

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Karen’s A Most Rebellious Debutant is an awesome story of the regency era. As such it is full of rules and laws for the young debutant in England. This is a great book; it kept me glued to the pages with the excitement of being young and carefree.

Lucy, a seventeen-year-old, young, debutant falls in love with her dance teacher, an older young man, who sweeps her off her feet by his mere presence. In an age when a young lady was never (more…)

Steps to make a Killer Character

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Characters tell your tale; if they are boring, flat, or common your story will be, too.

  1. Characters need personality (thus the designation character) and a name that will cause that your readers to remember and relate to them throughout the book.

a.     The way your character dresses also adds personality and can make him/her very distinctive in the reader’s mind. A personal eccentricity or oddity or a mysterious quality is also a good personality trait.

b.     Some sort of skill or power, a special experience, a history or past, humor or the lack thereof adds character.

c.     These characteristics could also be mannerisms or physical traits. Examples: (more…)

Mercy Rising for Readersfavorite.com

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

The Christian way is to see other human beings as we see ourselves. This is a well-written book that inspires to do a bit more even when you think you have nothing to give. It is full of ideas and resources to help you be more generous with your blessings (more…)

Dreams of Beauty a review for ReadersFavorite.com

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Author: Aubrie Dionne

This is a beautiful fairytale full of enchantment and magic created by Aubrie Dionne. It is well written, fast paced, and completely believable.

It begins when a young orphan named Emme visits a desolated manor with her best friends, Stella and Jack, on a rainy day. In this abandoned house she finds (more…)

Five things to do when approaching an agent

Monday, August 16th, 2010

The five things you need to know before you send your manuscript to an agent are:

1-    Don’t send all your manuscript at once. Certainly never send your only copy.

2-   Make sure you read and follow their guidelines.

3-   Make your query letter (more…)

The House of Pendragon review for Readersfavorite.com

Monday, August 16th, 2010

At the end of the first book, we left Lin free from slavery and she has discovered that she is Arthur’s daughter that had been believed dead. In the second book Lin is back in Camelot to meet her mother and the kingdom will never be the same. Her first time with the woman who birthed her was not the most pleasant. Soon enough her stubborn nature had her in trouble with the queen. Needles and giggling girls will never do for the young slave so terribly abused by her own half brother, Modred. The queen is cold and shows no emotion toward her, which hurts Lin deeply. (more…)

Blog Tour “Chocolate Roses”

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

A Jane Eyre Parody by Joan Sowards

This book could be a chapter out of real life for many twenty-seven year-old single LDS girls. The main character, Janie, is a witty, well-rounded woman who grows up with her sister. They live with her aunt who helps everyone else. The aunt is great, but the two girls, who have lost their parents and brother in a car accident, learn to be independent quickly.

Kylee is married and has children while Janie would love to be en her shoes, but her hips are just a touch larger and boys don’t go for her. (more…)

Despicable Me, The Junior Novel reviewed for readersfavorite.com

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

This is an audio book based on the feature from Universal Picture, read by Tim Curry

This is a charming audio story that is told in an entertaining way. The voice is pleasant and animated enough to keep the kids’ attention. It is the story of Gru, an unsavory character, who lives in a suburban house in the middle of a suburban neighborhood. Unlike his neighbors, Gru lives in a black house with a dead lawn. He has under his command a million yellow minions who do his every wish. (more…)

Freezing Point review for IjustFinished.com

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

I have enjoyed reading Freezing Point this past week. It is an intriguing tale of two different groups of people who find themselves in opposing roles but still connected to each other in the cold Antarctic. The one group collects icebergs to melt into water for the needs of the population in different parts of the world.

The other is a group of scientists that includes the diabetic wife of their leader together with two environmentalists who are not currently activists, yet are very much in tune with the planet.

All seems to be well until the diabetic woman gets pregnant and is keeping it from her husband or she will be shipped back home where she can have the care she needs. (more…)

The Wrong Time review for ReadersFavorite.com

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

The Wrong Time

by Robby Charters

This is the most interesting tale of a man, Sean, who is transported to a parallel universe by chance. He meets people and goes to places he has never been before to find the way to his home world. And back to his wife Erin.

In some universes he is married to Mimi and he doesn’t like it, so he looks for the universe in which he was happy with Erin. It isn’t easy but after many tries he gets the hang of it. Sean travels to multiple universes and enjoys the freedom it gives him, (more…)