Posted in Promotion, Reviews, Writing

Okay, this is cool!

Normally when I’m contacted buy a publishing company it’s always thanks, but no thanks; this time was different. Hideaway Fall contacted me through the blog and I am now doing reviews for them! As a thank you,  they sent this sweet welcome package and I expect my first book to review in a few weeks! Cause you know, I have NOTHING to read.

And, also as promised, here is the link to my interview with the authors of The Collective. Please leave a comment in the review letting me know how I did!

(At the moment I am looking for men who write romance, so hit me up if you’d like to talk)

 

Posted in Reviews, Television

Review: Thirteen Reasons Why (Netflix)

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It was a sign, I guess. I had stopped by Target to grab a printer cartridge and was failing miserably at keeping my eyes trained on the tile so I wouldn’t be tempted by anything that would catch my eye. I glanced upon the books (sigh) and a cover stood out more than the rest. 13 Reasons Why. I refused to stop, knowing that a I was already intrigued, it would just piss me off to read the synopsis, fall further in love and not be able to buy it.

It only took me a day and a half to watch the series.  I finished watching this at 5:13 this morning. Basically, I watched it all in one day. Yay, insomnia.

Anyway, WATCH THIS NOW.

13 Reasons follows the life of Hannah, a high school sophomore in need of a friend. With the help of her high school counselor, she is paired up with another new girl in town, Jessica. From there, two become three as they add in loner, Alex. From there Hannah’s life takes on the twists and turns of the seedier side of high school and how several events (13 to be exact) drove her to commit suicide. And how one boy, Clay, took it upon himself to get justice… however perhaps not the right word… and some how he does.

It is a powerful drama, no-holds barred, and perfectly executed. I told my oldest son to watch it and am trying to figure out how to talk to my youngest about such issues as he is nearing high school and I think it’s already creeping into middle school.

I now want to get the book to read and compare.

Posted in Promotion, Release Day, Reviews, Spotlights

Review: Just An Illusion Side B

Just An Illusion – The B Side (Illusion Series – Book 2)

Cover Design: Regina Wamba / Mae I Design and Photography

Release Date: March 30, 2017

synopsis

Three life-altering months …   That’s how long it’s been since Amelia Greyson joined the Just an Illusion Tour with Bastards and Dangerous. She’s made new friends, embraced her past, and even found love.   Back on the road …   Following a tragic situation, Amelia is determined to hit the road, put her life in order, and finish the book she was hired to write. Mel’s not the only one affected by what happened; the men of BAD are all trying to move forward, not wanting the past to ruin the remainder of their farewell tour.   Brother vs Brother …   Tensions are high on the Weston brothers’ bus. As each brother settles into their role in Amelia’s life, secrets threaten to rip their relationship to shreds. Can Noah and Sawyer find a way to save the brotherly bond they share? Or will the woman of their dreams end up tearing them apart for good?

review

The woman did it again. She done left me in suspense AND crying my eyes out.

When we open the book, we find out that Mel has survived the attack on her and Noah and after holding my breath for a chapter, we find out that Noah survived as well. However, we are immediately stumped by who is giving Mel an ultimatum early in the story. We follow along with Bastards and Dangerous (BAD) as they restart their farewell tour through the memories of Mel as she is writing to finish her inside story on the band.

Mel is reluctant, to say the least, to write but her deadline is quickly approaching and despite what has happened and what it is she must make a decision about (and who will receive the answer) the clock is ticking.

We are immediately caught up in the spell D. Kelly weaves as Mel, documenting the band as faces more deranged fans, personal demons, happiness beyond measure and a tragedy so out of the blue, I had to immediately email her and ask what the hell! Of course, she pled the fifth and said all will be answered in EP, the third and final book of the Just an Illusion trilogy.

If you haven’t read Just an Illusion Side A, get out there and do it now so you can pick up this book, a pack of tissue and tell your loved ones to leave alone until you’re done.

So as Belle would say, till next time Slammers and don’t forget live today as there is no tomorrow xoxo

Just an Illusion – EP is coming June 21, 2017

If you want to read Mel’s interviews with band be sure you’re signed up for D. Kelly’s mailing list. Interviews will start releasing weekly in April:

http://www.dkellyauthor.com/mailing-list/

bioDee Kelly was born and raised in Southern California. She is the author of The Acceptance Series and the upcoming Illusion Series. Dee has loved writing since she was a child and used to enjoy spinning stories to her childhood friends and seeing their reactions. Dee is a mom, a wife, a dog lover and a margarita enthusiast. She also loves chocolate, caramel, Starbucks, and sarcasm.

Dee would love it if you could hit that yellow favorite button under her picture on this page. When you mark an Amazon favorite they will email you when the author has a new book release.

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Posted in Magnitude, Peace and Harmony, Peace Series, R.OS.E., Update, Writing

I Know I’ve Been Quiet Lately

But for extremely good cause!

I have been doing a lot of reading, so reviews will be popping up. I just completed my first HUGE interview and I have another coming up for July. So I’ll probably be posting links too the first within the next couple of days.

I also have been doing a lot of writing for stories to come out this year. I will definitely get Peace and Harmony out this Fall/Winter and will have ROSE 2 out this Winter. I was really hoping to get Magnitude out (and finish that series) but nope. I am still stalled on that one. I’m hoping by getting a new editor, new life will be breathed into it and I will once again be jazzed to finish Ali and Caden’s story.

I don’t have very many newsletter subscribers and haven’t really had much to say, so if you think you have signed up for nothing, please give me a bit more patience. I just don’t have anything to say and don’t want to spam you with nonsense.

So until I have a release date for you, check out the Peace series page on Facebook. I try to participate in OnelineWedenesday, which for us has turned into OneparagraphWednesday, lol. Example:

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So if you like sugar with a bit of spice and everything nice, you’ll love Peace and Harmony. And it’s nice to know I still got it (spice wise).

Posted in Cover Reveal, Promotion, Spotlights

Cover Reveal: Blissful Disaster by Amy L. Gale

Title: Blissful Disaster
Author: Amy L. Gale
Genre: Romance

Publisher: 5 Prince Publishing

Release Date: April 3rd

Hosted By: Beautiful Promotions
One night stands.

Career-driven Ali Whitman, never dreamed of having one, until she finds herself waking up next to a handsome tattooed man she knows nothing about. After celebrating her promotion to field reporter at Entertainment Rocks! magazine, she breaks her number one rule – to focus on work without the distraction of the opposite sex.

Rules.
Tyler Young lives by his own set. As bassist for Devil’s Garden, he exudes sexual energy and lives for the moment; no strings attached, no regrets, and no looking back.When the two are brought face to face during an interview it goes sour, sparking a string of disasters. As their feelings for each other grow, they find themselves living by a new set of rules, but demons from the past haunt their new found love. Is it possible to crawl from the ashes of the aftermath or will it all go down in flames?

Love.
Perfect bliss or complete disaster?

PRE-ORDER LINKS:
Release Day Party (April 8th)
 
 
TAKEOVERS
(All times are EST)
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. — Amy L. Gale
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. — Sara Darling
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. — Audra Trosper
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. — Liz Gavin
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. — JB Morgan
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. — Michelle Rene
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. —Steph M Phillips
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. — Tess Summers 
8 p.m. – 9 p.m. — Renee Lee Fisher
 
 Author Amy L. Gale
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Romance author by night, pharmacist by day, Amy Gale loves rock music and the feel of sand between her toes.  She attended Wilkes University where she graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. In addition to writing, she enjoys baking, scary movies, rock concerts, and reading books at the beach.  She lives in the lush forest of Northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, six cats, and golden retriever.  
Contact Amy L. Gale:
 
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Posted in Author 101, Personal, Update

Catching Up

I spent Sunday determined to clean up, reply to and organize all my email accounts. All you may ask? Well, yeah… I have one for my writing, one for this blog, a personal account, a junk mail account and now I need to check in on at least two more. I really need to get rid of some of these accounts now that I’m listed them wow.

Anyway, so Sunday was dedicated to email clean up and I did it! I got my writing account clean! So if you have sent any type of request to my gmail account, then you have heard from me. If you have sent anything to my @lisaawrites.com account, I will be with you shortly as I am dedicating a good chunk of Monday to get that done. Hope everyone has a fun and productive weekend and be on the look out for interviews and more reviews!

Posted in Personal, Self Pub, Writing

Dear Amazon,

A fellow author friend posted the other day that due to a one customer “complaint” (didn’t like the white space nor the chapter breaks) and now she has to reformat the entire book. That has been on your site without any other issue for three years. Three years. 

I get it. I worked in customer service and I know the customer is always right. I know we have to do what we need to keep our customers happy. Authors totally get this, we are in the same business. However, were does the line get drawn? When do you protect the author?

One complaint/opposing suggestion and you’re making the author change their creative layout. What if it was done on purpose for the flow of the story? What happens if someone complains about the new format and wants the old one back? Are you going to make her change it again? 

Again, where does it end? Amazon, where do you draw the line for the authors and allow for artistic expression? It’s time to be on the authors side.