Monday, May 28, 2018

BOOK BLAST ONCE...

What an exciting book I have for you today. Please welcome Author Ronel Janse van Vuuren and her new book.





I love fairy tales and legends. Looks very, very interesting.

Book Blast Once…

Blurb:

Damsels in distress, curses, echoes of faery tales and tragic love affairs swirl together in sixteen stories found in a dragon’s lair by a curious half-fae.

Unexpected changes to reality causes more than one damsel to turn into a strong, independent woman who takes charge of her own life.

A collection of short stories about Faerie and the fae that live in the human realm. A few of the stories had won competitions and all of them had enchanted readers.

Learn their secrets and enter the realm of the fae…

ISBN EPUB: 978-0-6399476-2-4

ISBN Paperback: 978-0-6399476-3-1


Publication date: 23 May 2018

Available on most online retailers.

Also available in Afrikaans as “Eens…”.

Excerpt:


Mortals cannot perceive the veil unless they are invited to – or extremely gifted. For centuries, Man and Fae have been kept apart, for nothing good ever comes from them mixing. The collection of The Adventures of Saphira the Faery Dog is proof of this.


Still, there are magical creatures that side neither with Man nor Fae.
Dragons are such creatures. They hold the knowledge of both worlds. Some even collect it in the written word, keeping it safe in their lairs.


An inquisitive half-fae once broke into the lair of a dragon known to hoard books. The knowledge she found was too much to keep to herself…


Here are a few tales, myths and legends from Faerie. Some may sound remarkably similar to legends held by mortals, while others are…  well… as otherworldly as the fae themselves.

Author Bio:

Ronel Janse van Vuuren is the author of New Adult, Young Adult and children’s fiction filled with mythology and folklore. Her dark fantasy stories can be read for free on Wattpad and on her blog Ronel the Mythmaker. She won Fiction Writer of the Year 2016 for her Afrikaans stories on INK: Skryf in Afrikaans. Her published works can be viewed on Goodreads.


Ronel can be found tweeting about writing and other things that interest her, arguing with her characters, researching folklore for her newest story or playing with her Rottweilers when she’s not actually writing.

All of her books are available for purchase on Amazon.

Connect with Ronel on:
Amazon: amazon.com/author/roneljansevanvuurenmythmaker
Twitter: https://twitter.com/@miladyronel/
Pinterest: https://za.pinterest.com/miladyronel/
Google+: https://plus.google.com/+RonelJansevanVuurenMythmaker
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17528826.Ronel_Janse_van_Vuuren
Ronel the Mythmaker: https://ronelthemythmaker.wordpress.com/

Universal Book Links for Afrikaans and English versions of this book:
“Eens…” https://www.books2read.com/u/bwYWzZ
“Once…”  https://www.books2read.com/u/bzPPpD

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And when your readers click on that link, they're shown a list of everywhere your book appears online, so that they can choose the retailer or eReader that works best for them
One link. Every bookstore online.


Congratulations, Ronel. 

Happy Reading All!

And we do not want to forget Memorial Day. Thank you to all the brave men and women who risk their lives to keep us safe.




My brother was under age during WWII but he went to California and joined the army, anyway.
While stationed in Egypt, he met the lovely girl that would soon be his wife, and they both came home safely.

Have a great week.

Monday, May 21, 2018

DOCTOR MOM BLOG HOP

What a great way to start the new week. A new book. Join us today with a look at Author Elaine Kaye's latest picture book. I'm so excited to be a part of her tour.


This cover is adorable. I just want to hug that little bear and make him smile.

Title: Doctor Mom
Author: Elaine Kaye
Genre: Picture Story Book
Ages: 5-8 years


BLURB: It’s Saturday, and Gregory Green can’t wait to have fun with his dad on the riding lawnmower, but something is wrong. Sammy, his teddy bear and best friend, won’t get out of bed. Gregory is worried when he sees Sammy’s left leg is torn. This is a case for Doctor Mom! Can they fix Sammy? And just how did Sammy get hurt in the first place?


PRAISE FOR DOCTOR MOM:

"Doctor Mom is an adorable story that shows how Moms can fix anything—even a torn limb on a beloved teddy bear! Children will enjoy the lovable little bear who needs a stitch or two and his boy who plays dress-up as a doctor." – Wanda Luthman, award-winning author of Little Birdie Grows Up

“A sweet and heartfelt tale kids can easily identify with, and all of that with a wonderful touch of magic.” – Tonja Drecker, reviewer at Bookworm for Kids

BUY LINK:



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Elaine Kaye first created Gregory Green after her son, who loved her homemade pea soup, thus inspiring the story Pea Soup Disaster. Doctor Mom is the second book in A Gregory Green Adventure series and highlights something all moms and children can relate to; a beloved stuffed animal in need of a repair.

Kaye has worked as a library assistant and teacher's assistant in elementary schools in the Sunshine State. She currently lives in Florida, but she has called Michigan; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan home.

She is a grandmother of three boys.



Congratulations, Elaine Kaye. A great gift for little ones in the family. 

Happy Reading!

Monday, May 14, 2018

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

I know the celebration was on Sunday, but I wanted to post Happy Mother's Day today. I think my mother would be happy either way.

My mother is on the right and yes, that's me she's carrying. The other lady was a friend. She doesn't look too happy here. Maybe her shoes hurt her feet. Or maybe I was too heavy.


While I'm in a sentimental mood I'd like to add my father .


Love you to the stars and back.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

CHRISTINE AMSDEN-FROZEN TOUR

Do I have a treat for you today. Remember awhile back I posted the first chapter of Christine Amsden's latest novel FROZEN. The author is now on tour, and I'm excited to host her today.


Frozen (Cassie Scot Book Seven)
Apparently, life doesn’t end when you get married.
When a couple freezes to death on a fifty degree day, Cassie is called in to investigate. The couple ran a daycare out of their home, making preschoolers the key witnesses and even the prime suspects.
Two of those preschoolers are Cassie’s youngest siblings, suggesting conditions at home are worse than she feared. As Cassie struggles to care for her family, she must face the truth about her mother’s slide into depression, which seems to be taking the entire town with it.
Then Cassie, too, is attacked by the supernatural cold. She has to think fast to survive, and her actions cause a rift between her and her husband.
No, life doesn’t end after marriage. All hell can break loose at any time.





Buy Links

Print Release: July 15, 2018
Audiobook Release: TBA

The Cassie Scot Series

Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective (Cassie Scot Book One)
Secrets and Lies (Cassie Scot Book Two)
Mind Games (Cassie Scot Book 3)
Stolen Dreams (Cassie Scot Book 4)
Madison's Song (Cassie Scot Book 5)
Kaitlin’s Tale (Cassie Scot Book 6)




About the Author

Christine Amsden has been writing fantasy and science fiction for as long as she can remember. She loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is about real people defining themselves through extraordinary situations. Christine writes primarily about people and relationships, and it is in this way that she strives to make science fiction and fantasy meaningful for everyone.
At the age of 16, Christine was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease, which scars the retina and causes a loss of central vision. She is now legally blind, but has not let this slow her down or get in the way of her dreams.
Christine currently lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, Austin, who has been her biggest fan and the key to her success. In addition to being a writer, she's a mom and freelance editor.

Social Media Links:
· Blog



My Thoughts

FROZEN, A PARANORMAL MYSTERY BOOK SEVEN


BY Christine Amsden


A young couple found frozen inside a house covered with ice, when the temperature outside is fifty degrees. A large number of suicides have occurred recently. The sighting of a werewolf, or is it something else? Weird things are happening in the area and the sheriff asks Cassie and Ethan for help in solving the mystery. Yes, Cassandra (Cassie) Scot is back in Author Christine Amsden’s latest novel FROZEN, Book Seven in A Paranormal Mystery series. And I’m so happy to see her and her interesting family again.


Now, Cassie and Ethan are married and have an adorable one-year-old daughter named Ana, and they’re one happy family. Or are they? Cassie’s mother has not recovered from her husband’s death and is unable to care for Cassie’s siblings that range in age from seventeen to twins two years old. Cassie feels guilty for not helping them more. And now, with the mystery of the murdered young couple, the sighting of hell hounds and fairies, her life is about to get even more complicated.


Christine Amsden is an expert at creating characters that seem real, with problems like normal people have: family, children, love, and just trying to survive in an often unfriendly world. Add a touch of magic and you have a story where almost anything can happen and does.


FROZEN A PARANORMAL MYSTERY BOOK SEVEN is a delicious addition to the series and the perfect ending. Or is it the end? Will Cassie, Ethan and friends be back? Only the author knows. Recommended for readers who enjoy a great novel.  

Happy Reading


Here are the new covers for some of the books in the series. Aren't they lovely? I think so.

Monday, May 7, 2018

NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK


Did you know that this week is National Teacher Appreciation Week? 


This poster is from the P. T. A. site. If you have children in school, they have other neat items you can get to tell teachers how much you appreciate them. Here's the link.

My boys are grown and gone and have children of their own. One of my sons is a teacher, one daughter-in-law is a teacher, and a granddaughter is a teacher, so  we have some in the family.

I taught in elementary school for twenty years and loved it. Kids are great. Not perfect, but they are honest with you most of the time. It's really odd that I decided to become a teacher. I was not the best student in school. Average, I suppose you'd call me. I hated to read. Yeah, imagine that. My favorite subject was band. Not much reading involved there.

I won't bore you with my story of how a non-reader became a teacher and then a writer. But I thank my teachers for all they did for this reluctant student. Now, I'm retired from teaching. And loving it. You know what else, I often meet former students I had in third or fifth grade, and they always remember me. Is that good or bad?

Happy Reading!



Wednesday, May 2, 2018

INSECURE WRITER'S SUPPORT GROUP

Welcome to the first Wednesday in May. Time does fly. I can hardly believe it. Let's see what's happening today.

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Ninja Alex J. Cavanaugh is the founder of the IWSG.

His awesome co-hosts for the May 2 posting of the IWSG are E.M.A. Timar, J. Q. Rose,C.Lee McKenzie, and Raimey Gallant!

Our Twitter is @TheIWSG and hashtag #IWSG

Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say. Remember, the question is optional!!!

May 2 question: It's spring. Does this season inspire you to write more than others, or not?

My thoughts.

Well, it might be the spring season, the warmer weather, the sunshine, or not, but lately I am more excited about writing. For awhile, I couldn't seem to get anywhere, just a bunch of scribbles was all I could accomplish. I'm way behind in what I had hoped to accomplish in the new year. The last week or so, my brain started working again, and I actually typed a few chapters. Oh, they'll need revising, but I at least have the ideas down. So, yes, I think I'm more inspired, whatever the reason.

How about you?

Happy Writing