Archive for 2013

3 off the Tee: No Excuses The Fit Mind-Fit Body Strategy Book

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

3 off the Tee: No Excuses The Fit Mind-Fit Body Strategy Book by Lorii Myers A review for readersfavorite.com

Lorii Myers compares life to the game of golf and gets away with it. If you like golf you will understand the metaphor to life quite fine. However if you don’t, you can still understand the part about life. It is a great book I believe that many people will find it an inspiration to change and better their lives. This book will motivate you to desire to become fit and wholesome. You will find in this book step by step the different things you need to do and how to do them. You are the only boss and it will depend on you what kind of results you get.

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Here is a bit of the book, Everyone faces challenges in their day-to-day lives. But the defining moments of how successful you may be in life, both personally and professionally, lie in how you work through the process of , and ultimately dealing with all the inevitable hazards that life throws in your path.

By this example you can see that this book has great motivation and speak the true so you know where she is coming from. It will show you how to improve your life and future by fallowing the ideas house in this book. All you have to do is work on it one at the time and see what gives you the best results. Then thank the author by doing a good review for her.

Resilience is self-manufactured over time by working through your problems and never giving up, even in the face of difficulty or failure. That is what will make you a winner with this self-help book. For adults specially, but not necesary those who like golf.

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Goodnight Kiss, an Interview with author, Ranee` S. Clark

Friday, December 27th, 2013
Ranee, how long have you been writing?
 
I think since I could pick up a pencil. I used to write four and five page stories and then link them all in a series. I had notebook and notebooks full of my scribbles. (Now I just have lots of documents on my computer!)
 
LOL, tell us where you were born and where do you live now.
 
I was born in a tiny town in Wyoming called Lovell. Right now, my family is on an adventure! We are living in Fairbanks, Alaska for a few years. (Today it’s almost negative forty degrees! Brrr.)
 
Wow, that is cold. How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it? (more…)

The Practical Joke by Elisabeth Lynton a review for readers favorite

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Here we have a very inventive Christmas book for elementary age children. It will entertain them and make them wish they too could save Christmas and be heroes for a year. I enjoyed this story and plot and so will your kids. It is a very creative and interesting story of how two kids save Christmas and in the process become a family.

The author

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Gift of a Servant by Tamara Amos Illustrated by David W. Luebbert

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

This children’s Christmas book has beautiful and colorful pictures throughout the pages. It will become a favorite for Christian parents who are worried that their children will forget Christ in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. It closely follows the Christian belief that Santa is a beloved servant sent by our Lord Christ to tell the children never to forget His loves for us. The story is great entertainment and a learning tool for children of all ages, without being preachy or pushy at all.

The story is that of a father who sits by the window on Christmas eve meditating on how (more…)

The Santa Claus League…an interview

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Stephen, when did you first know you wanted to be an author?

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When I was in second grade I wrote a short story my teacher really loved. The handwriting was terrible, the spelling awful, but the creativity was off the charts for a child that age. My teacher encouraged me to keep writing. Over the years I continued honing my creativity and have come to where I am today, although my handwriting is still terrible and my spelling only slightly improved. Thank goodness for spell check.

Amen to that…What makes you passionate about writing?

I am passionate about the beauty of this world and the people that live in it. Writing is just a way for me to express my feeling about what is happening around me. Some things going on in the world make me happy and some things make me angry. I write about the ideas I care about most at the time. My motto is to write about the things I care about the most in my life. I ask myself, If I died today, what would I want my children and friends to read about me that I care about the most? This is my guiding principle.

Nicely put…What was the pathway like for you to get your first book published? (more…)

The Santa Exclusive by Brent Boswell and Interview

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Brent how fun to meet you. Tell us what is your typical day like?

I start by feeding the cows. Then I try to get some work done, and then cap the whole day off by feeding more cows. It’s all very glamorous, really.

A cowboy, how awesome. I like cowboys…I married one. Do you write with music or not?

I don’t write with music, although I wish I could. I know Stephenie Meyer gets her muse on while listening to Muse, but I enjoy music almost as much as writing, so having tunes in the background ends up being more of a distraction than a help.

Sometime for me too. Do you outline your manuscript first? 

Almost always! I used to outline the book only in (more…)

Dreaming of You, a Christmas Story by Marie Higgins

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Marie I am glad to have you in my blog this week. When did you first know you wanted to be an author?

Funny story…but I hadn’t realized I wanted to be a real, published author until after I’d been writing stories for about five years. I actually thought it was a fun thing to do in my spare time, and it beat watching TV all day. But one day I let a friend of mine read a story of mine, and she hooked me up with a writer who was my mentor, and well…the rest is history.

So fun and exiting…What makes you passionate about writing?

I love writing twists and unexpected turns in my stories. I love making the reader think they know the ending, and then they are happily surprised when it’s totally different. And I especially love the comments I receive from my readers, telling me how much they enjoy reading these romances. That’s what makes me passionate—probably because I love to tease the reader. Every new book I write, I challenge myself to figure out a better suspenseful plot.

What was the pathway like for you to get your first book published?

I’ve been writing for a good 19 years. In 2005 I found an (more…)

The Dreamstone book two of author Mikey Brooks

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

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What a ride have I had with The Dreamstone by Mikey Brooks. Mikey relates a fast paced fantasy story full of many characters to please the hardest kids out there. With pirates, fairies, dream keepers, dragons, zombies, worms Centaurs, ogre and more, they will keep you reading to the last page. I believe everyone will find something in every turn of the pages. It has battles with the most interesting enemies you can imagine and many turns and twists.

In book two of the Dream Keeper Chronicles, Parker and Kaelyn’s new adventure is to face Mab who has dreamnapped (more…)

Rogue Alliance Book Highlight

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Michelle Bellon is a Winner of the Wise Bear Digital Book Award for Fiction – Suspense, 2013award_wbdba_250x250

Rogue Alliance Back cover Blurb

Shyla Ericson escaped a horrific past to start a new life as a tough, sassy cop in the hustle and bustle of LA. She is chosen for the case of a lifetime that will throw her into a world of organised crime, deceit and betrayal. The only problem is; it will take her back (more…)

Connie Sokol’s Simplify & Savor the Season

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Ready for the holidays? Would you like to be?
This year, organize and re-energize with Simplify & Savor the Season, a three-part holiday planner to help you savor the celebrations!
First, get ready by brainstorming what’s needed for each of the Big Four—Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. Then detail the to-dos, including menu and gift planning, with quick tips on how to lose the unnecessary and focus on the essential. Keep all your notes in this book or its workbook companion, Simplify & Savor Take-along.
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After organizing, sit back and enjoy (more…)

Interview of Michelle Bellon author of Rogue Alliance

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

How long have you been writing, Michelle? 

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I started writing in 2009 when my youngest was just a baby. I’d write while she took her naps. In these last four and a half years I’ve written seven books and I’m currently working on the eighth.

Amazing you have time. Tell us where you were born and where do you live now.

How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it?

That’s a great question. I’ve never been asked that before. I like it. I guess I’d have to say that I write stories that I would be excited to read. I thrive on creating a story that offers something new to the reader.

Nicely said. Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer? 

Other writers. Without a doubt. Trying to make a name in this industry is difficult but when you reach out and start networking with others who are in the same boat as you, it can be very inspirational. Suddenly the journey isn’t quite so lonely or daunting. (more…)

Carol of the Tales Blog Tour

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Michael, tell us where you were born and where do you live now.

I was born in Williams AFB, Arizona and I now live in Eagle Mountain, UT.

From Arizona…What makes you passionate about writing?

I love working on something that starts out at just a thought (more…)

Christy Monson author of Becoming Free, A Woman’s Guide to Internal Strength

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Christy, is good to have you in my blog. Tell us Where were you born? 

I was born in Medford, Oregon, and now live in Ogden, Utah. My husband worked for the LDS Church in the Seminary and Institute program. We moved around the United States, living in Utah, Idaho, Michigan, California, Nevada, and finally back in Utah. We raised six children in the process.

After my children were in school, I went back to UNLV to become a Marriage and Family Therapist, setting up a practice in Las Vegas, Nevada. When I retired, it took me about a year to write Becoming Free.

Who inspired you to write this book? (more…)

Shaken, Emotional Abuse book highlight

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
Backed by writers, readers and reviewers alike.
SHAKEN: A story of emotional abuse and depression IS FINALLY HERE! 
INSPIRED BY HER OWN EXPERIENCES and backed by writers, readers and reviewers alike, Kerry Connelly bravely takes us on a journey into the loneliness and despair of depression while in the midst of an emotionally abusive relationship.Having had anxieties since childhood, nothing was to prepare her for the violent convulsions and hours of un-controllable sobbing that had started to take over her life, as the stress and trauma of psychological abuse manifested itself in the form of major depressive disorder, severe panic disorder and anxiety with Ocd. (more…)

Interview of C.Michelle Jefferies author of EMERGENCE

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

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Micheele, what makes you passionate about writing?

I love the way words sound when strung together to make a story. I love free form poetry, how a story is told with a certain cadence.
Do you have a writing routine?
I have a three year old who is really busy. I only get guaranteed writing time when he is at school twice a week for three hours each time. So i have six hours a week to write. Other than that there’s no guarantee I’ll get anything done. I used to have a few hours a day to write before the youngest was born. Now I spend very little time writing or doing anything writing related.
Many will relate to that. What is the title of your book?
Emergence
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Great cover. What genre does your book fall under?
Emergence is a futuristic suspense. But its also set in the future (more…)

The Cow That Mooed Boo A review

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

The Cow That Mooed Boo by Catherine Leininger. Illustrations by MikeMotz.com a review for readers favorite.com

This is a really nice, colorful story for elementary school children and their families. I, as an adult, enjoyed the tale—the telling and the teaching. It does a great job teaching that differences are good and that we need to respect them. It also teaches that friendship is a great thing to have and to have a friend first you need to be a friend.

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Blue cow has a problem… she can’t say Moo. Every time she tries it comes out Boo. At first, the farmer couldn’t believe it and then he told her that Boo wasn’t allowed. She tries very hard to fix it and become like the rest of the cows but she cannot. Her cow friends try to help her practice the right way, but soon (more…)

Interview of Jennifer Graves, Josh Powell’s sister

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Jennifer Graves, Josh Powell’s sister, said “the nightmare started long before Susan’s disappearance.”

Jennifer, how long have you been writing? 

This is the first book I’ve worked on.

Tell us where you were born and where do you live now.

I was born and raised in Spokane Washington and I currently reside, with my husband and five children, in West Jordan, UT.

Washington nice. What make you want to write this book?

I really started into the process in January 2012 though I had the impression that I should write the book in January 2010, about 3 weeks after my sister-in-law’s disappearance. At first I was afraid of the idea and had no idea what to really write about. Should it be about Susan’s disappearance? (more…)

A Fantasy Christmas a Holliday Anthology

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

What do Witches, Elves, and Greek Gods (Oh My) have in common? They are part of the romantic Christmas anthology, A Fantasy Christmas, written by Cindy C Bennett, Stephanie Fowers, and Sherry Gammon. This exciting collection of fantasy stories is available now.

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Book launch of Spy for a Spy

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

To save her secrets and her country, CIA operative Talia Reynolds must sacrifice the man she loves–I, SPY is out now!

SPY FOR A SPY, book 2 in the series, coming 11-12-13!

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We’re celebrating the launch of Spy for a Spy, sequel to I, Spy! Read on for free & discounted reads, and enter to win some great prizes! You can also find Spy for a Spy at the special $3.99 launch discount on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and JordanMcCollum.com!

About the Book

Canada is probably the last place you’d expect to find an American spy. And it was the last place CIA operative Talia Reynolds expected to run into fellow operative Brand Copley. AKA her new boss. AKA her ex-boyfriend.

Just the guy every woman wants to face in the middle of planning her wedding. Once again, Talia’s lying to the man she loves, but this time, to protect his heart.

After Brand takes over Talia’s latest case and steals her newest agent, he assigns her to spy on her old boss—who’s suddenly giving her every reason not to trust him. With only weeks until the big day, planning falls by the wayside as she goes into damage control mode. But when Talia discovers Brand’s real motives, fighting him is the only option, no matter what the personal and professional cost.

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A Light in Dark Places, The Susan Cox Powell Story

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Emily, how long have you been writing? 

I’ve dreamed about writing since I was a child and used to sell my homemade picture books to my obliging relatives and neighbors. But I didn’t get serious about it as a craft until about six years ago. It became my lifeline during a bout of serious post-partum depression and I’ve been committed to it ever since.

Tell us where you were born and where do you live now. 

I was born and raised in Utah – lived here all my life.

How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it? 

Sometimes an idea just won’t leave you alone. When it keeps me up at night and I find myself making constant little notes about it – then I know it’s something I’m going to pursue.

Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?

That’s a tough one. I think Shannon Hale has been my greatest inspiration. I think she is a classy lady who writes BEAUTIFULLY and is absolutely hilarious in person. Also, my two critique partners, Julie Bellon and Jordan McCollum are both amazing. They have helped me grow up as a writer.

What is the name of your book? 

A Light in Dark Places

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Tell us more about it. Perhaps a back cover blurb.

In December, 2009, Susan Cox Powell was reported missing (more…)