Posted in Author 101, Writing

Author 101: Warnings

I don’t know why I’ve been asked to review so many books lately that contain explicit sexual violence or suicide but I have noticed a pattern with the requests… no warnings! It would be great to provide warnings for people like me who suffer from PTSD/sexual trauma. I know the majority won’t mind reading scenes like that, I don’t when warned. That is why, even if the author does not, I will give a warning on top of my review posts.

Posted in Author 101, Writing

Author 101: Takeovers

This is something I recently posted in our group as we are quickly approaching our series first takeover. Hope it helps! 

We are doing a Founder’s Day event on the Peace page which means TAKEOVERS! Whoop whoop! For new authors a takeover is a way to introduce yourself and your book. We really want everyone to sign up for a slot and pimp yourself out. In a good way… y’all know what I mean! So what can I do during a takeover, you may ask? Great question! I for one, will be creating a Facebook page for Lynn, and she will be doing a Q&A, You can also post funny pictures, ask people to caption them, post your media kit into, talk about what Peace means to you and talk about your Facebook page to draw in new likes/readers! So think about it, and when the sign up sheet gets posted I hope that everyone will sign up (even if you have post ahead of time/schedule the posts). If you need more ideas check out takeovers your invited to get ideas or ask here, we can all help each other. Okay, shutting up now. Hope all the mom’s had a great Mother’s Day!

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 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 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.

Posted in Reviews, Spotlights, Writing

Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne

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synopsis

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

review

Darkness came from unexpected places indeed! Child #2 saw this book in his school library and checked it out just for me. He did it on a day that had to absolute squat and just that small gesture made me feel so much better. I sat down after the kids had gone to bed and began to read. I had made it 3/4th of the way through before I realized it was 2am and I had to get up in five hours so I could take them to school. I was truly upset that it wasn’t one of those times when my insomnia kicked in and would have allowed me to stay awake and still functional the next day.

Lucky I forgot that it was now Saturday, so no school, but I did get to sleep a bit longer before taking #1 to work. When I got back #2 was awake and I knew there would be no further reading until he was asleep.

Back into, it only took me a little over an hour to finish. I was pleased that it wasn’t as hard to read (script format) as some as my friends posted when they first got it. I was able to feel the characters emotions and was truly shocked about who was revealed as the cursed child.

It did make me sit back for a minute and do the math but I realized my error and all was good. I do hope that J.K Rowling writes this in true novel form and would give anymore insight. Definitely adding this to my to be purchased list and I hope you do too.

5cupreviewEasy read, will keep you captivated. 5 cups!