Friday, January 31, 2014

THE SUPER SWEET BLOGGER AWARD

 
 
Susanne Drazic has honored me with The Super Sweet Blogger Award. I guess she knows what a sweet tooth I have. Yummy.
 
Here are the rules for accepting the Super Sweet Blogging Award:
1. Thank the Super Sweet Blogger that nominated you.
2. Answer 5 Super Sweet questions.
3. Include the Super Sweet Blogging Award in your blog post.
4. Nominate a bakers’s dozen (13) other deserving bloggers.
6. Notify your Super Sweet nominees on their blog.

Thank you, thank you to my super sweet friend, Susanne Drazic for nominating me for the Super Sweet Blogging Award! I  am honored and delighted to receive this award. Visit Susanne at her blog: http://susannedrazic.blogspot.com/
 
The Super Sweet Questions:
1. Cookies or Cake?     Cake
2. Chocolate or Vanilla?     Chocolate
3. Favorite Sweet Treat?    Vanilla ice cream with Chocolate topping
4. When Do You Crave Sweet Things The Most?    When I have nothing to do.
5. Sweet Nick Name?     My husband used to call me Tootsie, which reminds me of the candy Tootsie Roll
I apologize for neglecting #4. January has been hectic, with cover reveals, edits, reviews. The time has gotten away from me. All of my friends and acquaintances deserve the award and those who are so inclined feel free to post your lists. Send me a link and I'll visit you.
Have a nice weekend. Happy Writing. Stay warm.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

HIKE UP DEVIL'S MOUNTAIN Review

Last week Author Penny Estelle paid us a visit and told us about her novel BUMPED BACK IN TIME, from her Wickware Sagas series.  Today, I have the pleasure of sharing my review of Penny's  novel HIKE UP DEVIL'S MOUNTAIN.


That dragon sure grabs your attention, doesn't it?
 
HIKE UP DEVIL'S MOUNTAIN
by Penny Estelle
 
When you were a child did you ever disobey your parents? If so, what were the results? Did they punish you? Or did something happen because of your disobedience that made you wish you’d listened to you folks? Maybe they were right. Yeah, as we grow older, we discover mothers and fathers are amazingly smart.

Author Penny Estelle’s MG/Tween novel, HIKE UP DEVIL’S MOUNTAIN, is an entertaining adventure about boys, bullies, and surprises, with a touch of fantasy added for good measure. Ten-year-old Andy Thompson explores an abandoned house, where he finds a box with a stick inside it that glows. Being curious, as most kids are, he has to find out more about this amazing stick. Enter the bully, Jason Crew, and his brother, Danny, new kids in school, and there’s never a dull moment. Without giving away the plot, I’ll just mention a talking toad, a witch that lives on Devil’s Mountain, and a blue dragon provide a hefty dose of humor, fear, and discovery for Andy and friends.

Penny Estelle has created characters that have the faults of real children and also their good points. The reader follows along, wondering what will happen next. At least this reader did. The author throws in a surprise or two along the way. Do the boys learn anything from their adventures? Well, pick up a copy of the book and see. HIKE UP DEVIL’S MOUNTAIN would make a great addition to school libraries and classrooms, as well as your own library.

### 
 
Available at Amazon
 
Happy Reading!
 
Do you have memories of a time when you disobeyed your parents and wished you'd listened to them?
 
 


Monday, January 27, 2014

OH WHAT A KINGHT! TOUR, MARY WAIBEL

Welcome to the last week of January and to Author Mary Waibel's Oh What a Knight! Tour. I am excited to share Mary's novel with you.


About the Book:


DIFFERENT KIND OF KNIGHT
 
Through a twist of fate, Princess Gabrielle became First Knight of the King’s Elite Guard, a position always held by the second born male. She's spent years proving to the Minsters of Faldaera she is capable of leading the king’s Army.

 

When mythical creatures plague her kingdom, Rielle is sent to capture Captain Brody, the alleged culprit behind the attacks and the man who broke her heart four years ago.

 

Brody, Crown Prince of Delphine, is living in self-imposed exile, atoning for the sins of his father. But Fate has different plans for him. Tired, beaten down, and ready to give up on life, he is tossed into the path of the one person he would do anything for―Princess Gabrielle.

 



With a traitor in her ranks, and a mark on her head, Brody joins forces with Rielle, hoping to keep the woman he loves safe. Happily-ever-after is not guaranteed, and mythical creatures aren’t the only danger the couple face. As battles rage, Rielle has the chance to prove herself a capable leader, but will doing so cost her the love of her life?
 
 
A neat cover. We know something exciting will happen when we open the book.
Excerpt:
 
 

Rielle dropped to her knees and rolled Brody over to his back. Dark red coated his chest. Desperate, she pressed her hands against the wound in a vain attempt to save him.
“Brody! Stay with me. Don’t you die. You can’t die.” The words tumbled out as tears blurred her vision and blood covered her hands.
She lost all sense of time and place, completely ignoring the danger of the knights surrounding them. Tears threatened, and she blinked them away, not wanting the man she loved to see her so weak.
“Brody, please. Stay with me. You can’t die. I won’t let you. Not until I’ve told you my secret.”
He opened his eyes and looked at her, his gaze weak and unfocused. She could tell she fought a losing battle, but she refused to give up
He licked his lips, his breathing turning ragged. “Tell me now,” he gasped, his words barely a whisper.
“I love you,” she whispered, smiling as tears streamed down her cheeks.
His eyelids slid closed, and a smile curved his mouth.
“I—”
Rielle leaned in, desperate to hear his words, but there was no sound. No breath.
 
 
About the author:
 

Mary lives with her husband, son and two cats. When she isn't twisting fairytales, she enjoys reading, playing games, watching hockey, and camping. Her Princess of Valendria series (Quest of the Hart, Charmed Memories, Different Kind of Knight) are available from MuseItUp Publishing and other major retailers. Her Faery Marked (book 1 in the Faery Series) will be available from BookFishBooks this summer.
You can find Mary Waibel at:
@mewtweety14 (twitter)
 

 
 
 

 


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, January 24, 2014

PENNY ESTELLE, BOOKS, AND A RECIPE

Today I have a treat for you. Penny Estelle, author of books for middle grade through adult  readers, is visiting with us to talk about one of her mg time travel books in her Wickware Sagas. Welcome, Penny. It's all yours.

Good morning, Beverly! I want to thank you for letting me stop by today!

I would like to tell you about one of my stories in the Wickware Sagas. Bumped Back In Time is Book 4 of the Sagas and involves a 7th grader and one of the greatest poets in the history of the United States.

Sammy Brown, winner of the First Junior Sailing Regatta for kids, ages twelve to fourteen, is walking on air Tuesday, after being absent the previous day, due to the race. Miss Wickware, her history teacher, asks Sammy to stay after class because she needs to draw a subject out of a box and give an oral report on the drawn subject.

“UHG” History and Sammy are not friends, but her good mood won’t be dampened until a fall and a bump on the head sends her back to 1814. It’s her expertise in sailing that allows Francis Scott Key to rescue an imprisoned friend from a British ship that leads to a historic battle and a very famous poem!


The cover makes me want to learn more about this girl and what she's doing.
 

Excerpt

A full moon lit up the bedroom. Sammy lay on the feather mattress in the dark, staring at the ceiling. The window was wide open, a breeze stirring the curtains, though it did nothing to take away the mugginess of the night air. The nightgown Sarah had given Sammy was drenched with sweat and it stuck to her like a second skin.

She got up and walked to the balcony. Dr. Beanes had been right about his wife. Sarah had sat Sammy down and got her a bowl of left over wild turkey and boiled sweet potatoes, which she inhaled.

The older woman tisked her tongue and her head shook in sympathy, distressed at the poor girl’s story. “Your mother must be worried beyond belief,” Sarah said.

“Oh, I’m sure she’s freaking out all over the place,” Sammy snorted. “And like she’ll ever buy this story!”

“I don’t understand. You write stories to sell to your freakish mother?”

Sammy had to chuckle at that one. “No. She’s just going to kill me.”

Outraged, the woman came to her feet. “She will do no such thing. William will make sure that you are safe!”

Staring into the night, Sammy smiled at the memory. She had assured Sarah it was only a saying, but the woman did not seem convinced.

The sound of horses, riding up to the Beane home, brought Sammy out of her reverie. At least ten men, all in red coats, jumped off their horses and headed toward the house.

A serving girl tapped on Sammy’s door before opening it. “Please ma’am, Mistress Beane would like you to come to her room, quickly.” She turned to lead the way without waiting for a reply, Sammy, hurrying to catch up.

The scene that greeted Sammy when the bedroom opened had the hairs on the back of her neck, not only standing straight out at attention, but screaming “run…hide…wake up!” Goose bumps broke out on her sweaty body.

Dr. Beane was sitting on a chair putting on his shoes while Sarah was wringing her hands and pale as the snow-white nightgown she was wearing.

Before Sammy could utter a word a BANG BANG BANG came from the door downstairs and that’s when all hell broke loose!

* * * *

There are five short stories in the Wickware Sagas, Bumped Back In Time is number four. In all five stories students travel back in time to meet or experience the subject that is drawn for an oral report. Work on the street, is the Miss Wickware, the history teacher, is somehow behind these adventures – but nobody is talking!!!!

The other stories involve William Tell, Molly Pitcher, Sylvia Ludington, and The Orphan Trains.

You can find out more about these stories at:

https://museituppublishing.com/bookstore2/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=146&Itemid=82


I also have written other stories for the middle grades and stories for the older group. Please stop by:

http://www.amazon.com/Penny-Estelle/e/B006S62XBY

www.pennystales.com

www.pennyestelle.blogspot.com

https://twitter.com/Pennystales

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5820078.Penny_Estelle

http://www.facebook.com/pennystales
###
And the author has added a neat bonus to her visit today. A recipe. It sounds good to me. May have to try it.

Since I’m talking about a “RAH, RAH” story that features a bit of history of the good old US of A (red, white, and blue), I thought I would also throw in a great….and I mean great recipe. Not only is it extremely tasty, but it’s the easiest recipe I’ve ever done AND, wait for it…..it’s a Weight Watcher dessert!

2 – twelve ounce bags of mixed berries with no sugar (One I used was strawberries and blueberries) This is the red and blue part!

One white cake mix (no added pudding)

can of diet 7 Up

Place frozen fruit in a 9x13 baking dish. Add dry cake mix over the top. Pour soda slowly over cake mix. DO NOT stir the cake mix and the pop - this will give you a 'crust'. If you stir the two, you will hsve a cake like topping.

Bake 350 for 45-50 min.


THAT’S IT!


Thanks, Penny, for sharing your stories with us today. Come back.

I've read a couple of her mg books and they're just right for students to learn interesting facts about history.

Happy Reading


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

BOOK TOUR FOR GIDEON'S SPEAR BY DARBY KARCHUT

Today, I'm honored to introduce you to GIDEON'S SPEAR by my dear friend and awesome author Darby Karchut, published by Spencer Hill Press/Spence City.

 

“For Finn MacCullen, it's time to Irish up.

 

With a shout, Finn held the spear aloft. "Come along, ye manky beasties," he yelled, throwing every bit of Gideon-ness he could into his voice. "I've a wee point to share with ye!" Gripping the end of the shaft in both hands, he swung it around and around over his head, creating a whistling sound. "Faugh a ballagh!" "The Spear!" Goblin voices screeched in panic. "The Spear of the Tuatha De Danaan!"

 

"Yeah, you got that right!" Finn yelled back.

 

When a power-crazed sorceress and the neighborhood pack of beast-like goblins team up and threaten both his master and his friends, thirteen-year-old Finn (not Finnegan) MacCullen does the only thing an apprentice monster hunter can do: he takes the fight to the enemy. And woe to the foe he meets along the way.”

 
Finally, we're about to follow Finn, from the first novel in the series FINN FINNEGAN, on his next adventures. I would not want to be this teen's foe.
 
 

ARCs of Gideon’s Spear have already been shipped. For future reference, or to request an ARC of this book, please use the Reviewers linkhttp://www.site.spencerhillpress.com/Reviewers.html
 
Title: Gideon’s Spear
Author: Darby Karchut
Publication Date: February 1, 2014
BISAC: JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables/ Other
Price: $9.95
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1937053946 (ISBN13: 9781937053949)
 
Author bioDarby Karchut is an award-winning author, teacher, and a compulsive dawn greeter. She lives in Colorado with her husband and owns more backpacks than purses. As she should.
 
Her Middle Grade books include FINN FINNEGAN (March 2013 from Spencer Hill Press). The next book in the Finnegan series, GIDEON'S SPEAR (Spencer Hill Press) will be released February 2014, followed by THE HOUND AT THE GATE (January 2015).
 
Her YA books include GRIFFIN RISING, GRIFFIN'S FIRE, and GRIFFIN'S STORM.
 
She has also co-authored a non-fiction book for teens entitled MONEY AND TEENS with her husband, author Wes Karchut.
 
Visit the author at her website: www.darbykarchut.com

 
 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Fans can receive two points towards winning if they tweet the book’s GoodReads link https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18260329-gideon-s-spear?from_search=true
 
Congratulations, Darby.
 
Happy Reading.


Monday, January 20, 2014

COVER REVEAL-MODEL POSITION BY KITSY CLARE

Today, I am delighted to be a part of the Cover Reveal for Author Kitsy Clare's New Adult romance novel MODEL POSTITION. Here it is. All I can say is Wow! What do you say?

 
BLURB:


For Sienna, love and art are perilous games. Is she ready to take that gamble?


Sienna is a beautiful, talented artist poised on the precipice of soaring into the glamorous, yet cutthroat Manhattan art scene.


Dave Hightower is a hooked-up, handsome heir to the hippest gallery in NYC, Gallery Hightower.

Erik is the live drawing model with his sizzling green eyes fixed only on Sienna.

Threes a crowd, so Sienna must make a choice: date Dave and ride the fast track to landing a show at Gallery Hightower and hobnobbing with the art glitterati, or follow her heart and take a chance with Erik, the stunning male model whos stealing her heart. But Erik has some worrisome secrets, and who in their right mind would make live modeling their career?

 
Dare Sienna throw away her chances of hitting it big to follow her heart?
 
###
 
Well, I certainly want to know Erik's secrets. Don't you?
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

When Kitsy Clare isnt creating stories on her favorite Mac Air, she teaches speculative fiction and creative writing workshops. She also loves to draw, travel, read spicy romance, sci-fi and all kinds of thrillers. She divides her time between New York City and her studio in the Catskills, where she enjoys the sounds of birds, bullfrogs and the random coyote.

 
Kitsy Clare is the pen name for her new adult romance. She also writes young adult fiction using her real name, Catherine Stine. Her YA futuristic thriller, Fireseed One won finalist spots in both YA and Science Fiction in the 2013 USA Book News International Book Awards. It was also granted an Indie Reader Approved notable stamp. Her YA Refugees, earned a New York Public Library Best Book. Rubys Fire, the new companion novel to Fireseed One, is receiving high praise from reviewers. Shes a member of SFWA, SCBWI and CBIG. She can be found on www.catherinestine.com, www.catherinestine.blogspot.com, and https://twitter.com/crossoverwriter

###
Congratulations, Kitsy. on your latest novel due out in February.

Other blogs where you can see the MODEL POSITION cover reveal:

http://tugceninkitapligi.com
http://theebookreviewers
www.bellasshelf.com
http://drugscalledbooks.blogspot.co.il/
http://www.whatsbeyondforks.com
http://www.babsbookbistro.com
http://paulettespapers.com/
http://dalenesbookreviews.blogspot.com/
http://lauriethoughts-reviews.blogspot.com
http://www.avidreadermusings.com
http://authoraubrie.blogspot.com
http://tiffanytalksbooks.com
http://cicistheories.com
http://to-procrastinate.blogspot.com/
http://raelori.blogspot.com/
www.findyournextread.blogspot.com
http://kellysthoughtsonthings.com/
http://bookshelfconfessions.blogspot.com/
http://vanessaebooks.blogspot.com/
http://jackiesbookworld.blogspot.com/
http://www.extaordinaryreads.com
http://www.thereadingdiaries.com/
http://kellyhashway.blogspot.com
ashelyndrake.wordpress.com
www.chandarawrites.blogspot.com
http://beverlystowemcclure.blogspot.com


###
And check out the Marketing Symposium going on today.



What Works – Online Marketing Symposium


Marketing
The first ever "Online Marketing Symposium" Monday, January 20, 2014. A blogfest with information you can use!

Hosted by Arlee Bird, Yolanda Renee, Jeremy Hawkins, and Alex J. Cavanaugh. where you can find out more and see links.
I'm hoping to learn how to market my books better. What I've been doing definitely hasn't worked, at least to increase my sales. I blog and tweet and face book. I review books on Good Reads, Shelfari, Library Thing, and book stores. They say entering contests helps. Well, maybe for some writers, but contests haven't made much difference in my world. I've won a couple too. So I'm going to visit successful authors and see how they market their books. Yeah! I'm going to learn how to do it too.

Happy Reading!



 
 

Friday, January 17, 2014

FUN FRIDAY FRIENDS

It's Fun Friday again. I hope you're having fun. My fun this week was receiving a phone call from my best friend of years ago. We attended Zundy Junior High School and Wichita Falls High School together. We were in the band and were majorettes together. My friend went on vacations with my family, to the Texas Gulf Coast and New Mexico's mountains. We rode our bicycles all over town. We gathered up tadpoles and took them home with us. (I don't know why, but the little creatures fascinated us.) Sleepovers at each other's houses where we talked all night long were so much fun. Slumber parties with our other friends where we talked, mostly about boys, kept us awake all night.

My friend always called me during the holidays to wish me a Merry Christmas. And then we talked on the phone the next year. The call this week surprised and delighted me. I had sent her a copy of one of my books, since she enjoyed reading. The call was to thank me and tell me how much she liked the story. What she liked most was my picture at the back. She said I looked so much like my dad. I consider that a compliment.

When I think about it, I sometimes wonder what my friends from fifty-plus years ago look like today. (Yes, it's been that long since we were students.) I look at the school yearbooks now and try to imagine my friends today. I know they've changed. I have. But inside, they're still the same: my friends.

Do you keep in touch with your schooldays friends?

Happy Reading.

Monday, January 13, 2014

S A LARSEN'S WRITER'S REBEL CREED 2014

Welcome Monday. We're having lovely spring like weather, a vast change from the freezing temperatures of a few days ago. Tiger and I enjoyed a nice walk yesterday, around the pond (which is dry) and through the skeletons of mesquite trees. Tiger is my cat, but he thinks he's a dog sometimes and loves to go walking with me.

This new year I've joined S A Larsen's Writer's Rebel Creed 2014. I really like the part that says DREAM BIG, which is what we all should do, right? If you're interested in joining, here's a link to S A's blog that explains what the creed is. S A Larsen

 
Here is my monthly post related to how I'm following the creed.
 
1. So far, I've written every day of the week except Sunday, which is my day off.
2. I'm trying to believe in my abilities. Need to work on that one.
3. I have started a new story that I've been putting off for months. The creed convinced me I should.
4. Without revisions my work would not be the best it could be.
5. Still working on new ways to market my work.
6. I'm setting up guest posts and interviews to help other writers showcase their works.
7. I'm tweeting and face booking and good reading about writers books. (I don't know if these words are proper grammar but you get the idea.)
 
So, what are you doing? Join the Creed and let us know.
 
Happy Reading.
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, January 10, 2014

CHRISTINA WEIGAND VISITS TODAY

I am delighted to host Author Christina Weigand today. She will be talking about her series  Palace of the Twelve Pillars: Book One and  Palace of the Three Crosses: Book Two Available at https://museituppublishing.com/bookstore/index.php/new-releases/palace-of-three-crosses-detail.  Sanctuary of the Nine Dragons: Book Three will be released in February 2014 from MuseItUp Publishing.

 
Intriguing covers, don't you think? Can't wait to see the latest one.

The cover for book three has not been revealed yet. Come back in February for a glimpse.

Book Excerpt:

Joachim cringed as he thought about what he had to do. The council had decided. He didn’t agree completely, but in the end, Joachim knew it was the only way; something had to be done. Maybe Brandan would give him a reason not to send him away.

King Brandan stomped into the room. “Why, Brother, have you no throne prepared for your poor, missing brother? I’m hurt. I expected more from you and my sister-in-law. Maeve, dear, couldn’t you have helped him prepare better?” He stepped toward her, quickly grabbed her hand, and kissed it.

Joachim lunged at him, pushing him from the dais. Brandan staggered then regained his balance and gazed at his brother. “Why such violence, especially when I am so recently injured?”

Stepping off the dais, Joachim stood eye-to-eye with his brother. “Enough! You’re no more hurt than I am. And you have no business touching my wife, or sitting on Crato’s throne.”

Brandan laughed, pushed him aside, and stepped up to claim his throne. Joachim grabbed his twin's shoulder, spun him around, and punched him in the mouth.

Rubbing where Joa’s fist had landed, Brandan smirked. “Well, my brother has finally developed some stones.” He raised his other hand to hit Joachim.

Matthias stepped forward, sword in hand and grabbed his arm before he could hit Crato's king. He pulled the king’s brother away, so Joachim could reclaim his throne.

Jerking himself free, Brandan straightened his tunic. “This has been fun; but as you seem to be in no mood to visit, I shall take my leave. Come to me when you’re in a better frame of mind.”

“Stop! You are going nowhere until I say you can.”

Brandan stopped and looked at his brother. “What did you say to me? Is that how you talk to a fellow king and brother?”

“Yes, it is. As of this morning, you are no longer a king, and I’m not sure I should even call you brother.”

“Why dearest brother, whatever do you mean?” Brandan asked.

“Ever since we were boys, you have done everything you could to make trouble. I was always willing to forgive you and hoped you would change your evil ways. But no more! You have pushed me—pushed this country—too far this time,” Joa thundered at him.

“What are you rambling on about?” Brandan sneered and bit a fingernail.

“Brandan, I should sentence you to execution, but there are two things keeping me from that. First: you are my brother, and I hold onto a hope, however faint, you can be reformed…”

Brandan chortled. “Not a good bet, brother.”

“Second, I strongly suspect you of making two attempts on my life. Unfortunately, I don’t have enough evidence to prove it was you. I punished one innocent man because of the little evidence we do have. I do not wish to make that mistake a second time.”

Brandan laughed again. “So, if we’re finished here, I’ll be leaving.”

“As I said before, you won’t be going anywhere until I say so. I may not have what I need to sentence you to death, but after your actions toward the queen this morning, I have some recourse.”

“What are you talking about? I did nothing she didn't ask for.”

Maeve rose from her throne. Joa put his hand on her arm to stop her.

“Brandan, I suggest you remain quiet until I finish.”

“Brother, you do not have the authority to do this. We are equals.”

“Do you not see the Adept Council before you? We met and discussed this matter at length... They have given me the authority.”

“This tiresome group of old men?” Brandan laughed. “They have even less power over me than you do.”

Ignoring Brandan’s comments, the king continued. “First, I strip you of your title. You are no longer King Brandan but will henceforth be known simply as Prince Brandan.” He paused and swallowed. He didn’t know if he could continue. The lump in his throat felt as big as a koali fruit. He swallowed again. Maeve grasped his hand. Warmth and reassurance enveloped him. He knew what he had to do.

“When we have finished here, Rupert, Salochin, and Master Frederick will take you to Rupert’s tower. There, they will strip you of your magical powers. When they are finished, Matthias and Wilhelm will escort you to the Port of Wyrzburg, where you will be put on a ship bound for Hyogo, the prison island. There you will remain for the rest of your life. You are never to return to Crato or Mahorg. You will live in the mountain abbey with the monks and work side-by-side with them.”

“You’re a misguided fool.” Brandan sneered. “If you believe that by exiling me, you are saving yourself from evil—think again. You may have peace and rest comfortably for a short while, but don’t assume I won’t find a way to come back and destroy you.” He stepped up to the thrones and leaned forward, placing a hand on each. The guards on either side of the king stepped forward to stop him. Joachim raised his hand signaling them to stop.

Brandan glared at the guard and muttered, “Freisen!” The man froze where he stood.

Brandan turned back to his brother and sister-in-law. “No, Joa. This is not over and what I did to your guard is nothing compared to the evils you will suffer by my hand.”

While he was speaking, Rupert chanted a binding spell. Matthias came forward and placed his sword tip to Brandan’s back.

The king put his good hand on his brother’s shoulders and pushed him upright as he stood. “You have done enough! Matthias, escort him to Master Rupert’s tower.”

As the prince was escorted from the room, Joa slumped back into his throne. It was done, he thought as remorse washed over him. A tear crawled down his cheek as Maeve squeezed his hand.

###

Gets your attention, doesn't it.

There are no buy links for the forthcoming book yet, but check out Christina's sites for more information about the first books in the series and about the author.

Blog: http://www.weigandchris.com

http://wp.me/p10cG9-B5


Twitter: @CAWeigand

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/caweigand

Email: palaceofthetwelvepillars@gmail.com

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/chris_weigand

Amazon: http://amazon.com/author/christinaweigand

About the Author


Christina Weigand’s a writer, wife, and mother of three grown children and a middle school daughter. She is also Nana to three granddaughters. She lives with her husband and youngest daughter in Pennsylvania, returning there after a short sabbatical in Washington. Currently, she’s working on fantasy novels and inspirational writing. Through her writing, she strives to share the Word of God and help people young and old to realize the love and mercy He has for everyone.

When she’s not writing, she’s active in her local Church as a lector, Bible Study, or with the church theater group, volunteering at her daughter’s school helping the children develop a love for reading and writing. Jesus fills her home with love as she shares Him through her writing.
 




Thank you, Christina, for visiting with us today and sharing the good news about your latest novel. I'm looking forward to learning more.

Happy Reading, Friends. Stay Warm

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

INSECURE WRITER'S SUPPORT GROUP

A new year. New books. New adventures. I'm trying a lot of new things this year. This is one of them.

Yes, I've joined this group. Learn more about Insecure Writers here. This is my first post. Hope I do it right. I'm supposed to talk about my doubts and fears that I've conquered, among other ideas to encourage others who may be having the same emotions. So, I thought I'd start with my doubts. I've been writing for about twenty years. When I first started, I knew little about the business. The Internet wasn't around, at least I didn't have it to help me learn either. I was pretty much on my own. I took a writing course which helped a lot. But mostly I did it myself. Since I was teaching in elementary school, I started with articles for children's magazines. I sent some science experiments, some art projects, and stuff we did in the classroom. And waited. After a while, I decided maybe writing was not for me. And then, one day, an envelope was on my dining table when I got home from school. I'd made my first sale. That $50.00 is framed as a reminder that I can do it.

The fears and doubts sometimes come back when I'm submitting work. I get busy with more writing and don't worry about the submission. Stay busy. And good things will come to you too.

Tell us about your doubts and fears and how you've overcome them. Here's the link to the Blog Hop:

http://www.linkytools.com/get_bloghop_code.aspx?id=103850&type=basic

Happy reading.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

STUART R. WEST INTERVIEWS ME

If you'd like to start the week with a smile and a giggle, hop over to Stuart R. West's blog where he interviews me about my Tween novel A PIRATE, A BLOCKADE RUNNER, AND A CAT. Stuart, a fellow author at MuseItUp Publishing, has quite a sense of humor. See what he has to say at his blog. Comments are appreciated.


Also, take a look at the third book in his Tex series, just out from MuseItUp. I've read the first two and look forward to reading the latest one.


 
What a cover, huh?
 
Happy Reading!

Friday, January 3, 2014

FUN FRIDAY THE MOVIES

Another week has flown by and we're in a New Year. May 2014 bring each of you happiness and dreams come true. We've already had two birthdays this year, Jan. 2 and Jan. 3. A good beginning.

During the holidays my family took me to the big screen movies to see Catching Fire. Now, this may not seem like a big deal to you, but I haven't been to the movies in, well, I don't remember the last time. I usually buy the DVD and watch it at home.

I did not realize what I was missing. Quite different than watching a movie on TV. Larger than life-size characters. Action that put me right in the scene (like a good book). Sound that I could hear without my hearing aids. Wow! I may have to make it a habit of attending the movies this new year.

 
What have you done for fun lately?