sábado, 31 de octubre de 2015

Water Weaver Excerpt





“Wow, you really know how to get the party started,” said a voice mockingly from nearby.
As Marella looked around she saw a man leaning on the tree next to them. They had been so engrossed with what Lani was saying; none of them had noticed him standing there. He was quite tall and well-built but lean, with dark brown hair that was short and spiky and deep brown eyes. He was leaning back with one knee bent up, his foot resting against the trunk, and his arms were folded across his chest.

He cocked an eyebrow sardonically at Marella as she looked at him. “Have you seen enough now?” he asked.

Marella felt a slight glow on her cheeks as she looked away.

He pushed himself away from the tree and sauntered over to them. He sat down with his legs folded and gave them all a sarcastic smile.

“Who are you?” asked Daren calmly. He didn’t like how this stranger had interrupted them, but he thought he might have some idea as to who he might be.

“I’m Kai and I complete this little… circle,” he said, moving his finger around.  “I’m Fire.”

“You mean you represent Fire,” said Marella, lifting her face slightly into the air.

“No, little girl, I mean I am Fire so you’d better make sure you don’t get burnt,” Kai answered her.


To his surprise, Marella burst out laughing. “Oh please, do you practice saying that to get the ultimate effect?” she chuckled.








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Enter for one (1) ebook copy of Water Weaver. 

Open internationally.


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Note: The prize will be sent out after December 5th.

The Giveaway will run until November 15 so you have a lot of chance to win =) 

Water Weaver Blitz + Giveaway

Water Weaver (Wraidd Elfennol #1) 

by Morgan Sheppard


Blurb


The young maiden, Marella, was born to the island of Wraidd Elfennol, a place balanced by the four elements of nature – Earth, Air, Fire and Water. The essence of each element contained in sacred artefacts ensuring the balance of life.

Every year, the community from across the island gather for the Summer Solstice. It is at this celebration the Lords and Ladies of Wraidd Elfennol make an astounding announcement. The sacred artefacts are missing. They then proclaim that four individuals, along with their animal Life Partners, will be selected to restore the balance.

Marella and her otter, Nixie, are chosen because of their link to the element of Water and along with her, three others – each in-tune with a different element.

Together they embark on a quest to either find the missing artefacts or somehow create new ones. As the world around them changes, danger lurks with every challenge the group face. They must hurry as the elements need to be restored before a year and a day have passed.

Failure is not an option or the world as they know it will cease to exist.












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Author Bio & Links

I am a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a friend, and a lover. I am many things, been given many labels, but I can say that I am just 'simple complicated me'.

Always a prolific reader and dabbler in my younger days with short stories, poems and limericks, I have just published my first Epic Fantasy novel, 'Water Weaver'.

Here are a few of my favourites:
Favourite quote - "Aim high and reach for your dreams"
Colour - Rich Purple
Food - Chocolate (of course!)
Time of Day - nighttime, I love the moon in all her beautiful phases
Season - Autumn/Fall
Weather - I love the rain and thunderstorms

I welcome your company as I walk my path.

Amazon Author Page  ~  Facebook  ~  Goodreads  ~ Google+  ~ Tsu  ~ Twitter  ~  Website

Review: Water Weaver










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I received this book as part of a tour.

I read it and is so pretty cool, I really like the wiccan alike references, and I'm shipping Marcella x Kai already they're so explosive together.

The characters are nicely done and interesting, they all have different personalities and that gave them a human like dimension.

It is super fun and all the problems they have are interesting and you can relate a lot. 

Loved the cliffhanger at the end, it have me very excited to know what the next book will bring about.




Recibi este libro como parte de un tour.

Lo leí y debo decir que esta genial. me encantaron las referencias wiccanas y ya tengo mi pareja preferida Marcella x Kai, son tan explosivos juntos. 

Los personajes están bien hechos y son interesantes, todos tienen sus personalidades y eso a mi parecer les da algo de humanidad.

Es super divertido el libro y con todos los problemas que enfrentan es super interesante y puedes relacionarte mucho con esas situaciones. 

Me encanto el final, me tiene esperando lo que pasara en el siguiente libro. 

jueves, 29 de octubre de 2015

Review: Social Engineer





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I received this book from the author for an honest review.

And I should said it was an interesting and very thoughtful short read, it gave me a lot to think about social engineering itself and everything that it implies.

It was pretty immersive for a 2 hours read actually, so I will recommend it to all techy lovers to give it a try.



Este libro lo recibí del autor para una reseña honesta.

Y debo decir que fue una muy interesante y bien pensada lectura corta, me dejo pensando mucho en esto de la ingeniera social lo que es y todo lo que implica. 

Es un libro muy inmersivo para ser una lectura de 2 horas en realidad y lo recomiendo a todos los amantes de la tecnología, deben darle una oportunidad. 

miércoles, 28 de octubre de 2015

Sex, Snow and Mistletoe Release Blitz




Blurb

Melinda is already having a crappy Christmas.  Forced to attend some snotty bitch's wedding is not the way to start out the holidays.  But when a car crash pushes her into the path of a handsome stranger she's glad to follow his snowy, sexy and seductive path.  But is he too good to be true?  And will she make it to the wedding before her best friend loses her mind with worry?






About the Author

My name is Laura Barnard and I am an author from Hertfordshire, UK. I'm the chick-lit author of The Debt & the Doormat, The Baby & the Bride, Tequila & Tea Bags and Dopey Women. 

In my spare time I enjoy drinking my body weight in tea, indulging in cupcakes the size of my face, drooling over hunks like Jamie Dornan, Ryan Gosling and Leo Dicaprio...oh and my husband of course :-) I like wearing yoga clothes and reading fitness magazines while I sit on the sofa and eat chocolate. I'm a real fan of the power nap and of course, READING!

I write not to get rich or famous, but because I LOVE writing. Even if one person tells me they enjoyed my book it makes the midnight typing worth it!



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martes, 27 de octubre de 2015

Sex, Snow and Mistletoe Blitz






Spotlight: Carousel








Carousel blurb:

After living in the countryside for years, Princio returns to his homeland, the tiny yet prosperous Kingdom of Lucca, upon the orders of his dying grandfather. Living alone in the annexed building next to the palace, Princio is discovered by the kingdom’s chief doll maker, Feletti, who purposely withholds his knowledge of Princio’s past in order to gain his trust and friendship. Princio believes Feletti to be a true friend until he meets Marian, a girl with a penchant for cooking and a natural curiosity, and their chance meeting in the kingdom’s carousel sets off a series of events with the potential to change everything. As Princio, Marian, and Feletti’s dark secrets begin to unfurl, their lives slowly come to light –





About the Author:

Jennifer graduated from Monmouth University with my Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations/Journalism, with a minor in History. While attending she was the Managing Editor and then Editor-in-Chief of the Monmouth Review Literary Magazine and a contributing writer for The Outlook. After graduation, she began writing for Lost Treasure Magazine, covering a variety of topics, including that of Captain Kidd, The Library of Alexandria, Richard III, and The Arthur Stone. After self publishing three books of poetry and photography: Delightfully Dark: A Collection of Poems and TalesEo: Go, walk, ride, sail, pass, travel, and Uncharted, Jennifer's first young adult novel Carousel was published through Propel, the Young adult division of Pulse LLC with a prequel The Cottontail, in the works.
She was a extra in Chris Rockwell and The Stickball Social Club’s music video “We Don’t Play To Win”, have been interviewed by 40footholestudio for Authors in the Round which broadcasts to 130 countries, interview for Danielle Urban’s Urban Lit Magazine and continue to do book signings. Jennifer takes pride in my work, having performed her poetry throughout New Jersey in several locations such as Bank on Mattison, The Saint, Green Planet Coffehouse, and The Inkwell.



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Interview: Jennifer Renson



















Tell us a little about yourself and your background? 

I loved to write since childhood and as I grew I was able to figure out what I wanted to write. High school was when I began to take my writing seriously as I wrote for the school newspaper and worked on the school literary magazine. I worked on a lot of different story ideas that I wanted to flush out when I had the time.
While attending Monmouth University obtaining my Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations/Journalism with a minor in History I wrote for the university newspaper and was the managing editor and then editor-in-chief for the university literary magazine The Monmouth Review. During college was when I first participated in Open Mics and I still attend them today. I read at Open Mics in New Jersey, performed my poetry and attend book signings for my poetry.

I self published three books of my poetry: Delightfully Dark: A Collection of Poems and Tales, Eo: Go, walk, ride, sail, pass, traveland Uncharted. I actually had the opportunity to meet actor and photography Norman Reedus and give him a copy of my first book Delightfully Dark. My first book Carousel was published through Pulse LLC, released in August 2015. I since finished the prequel The Cottontailand am waiting on a release date. I freelance write for Lost Treasure Magazine covering topics from The Arthur Stone, Richard III, Captain Kidd and The Library of Alexandria.
I’ve been actively looking for a literary agent so that I can take my writing to the next level. I want to make writing my career. I can only do so much on my own so until I am able to find a literary agent I’ve been seeking out for book reviews, interviews, attending events, planning more book signings, achieving more of my personal goals and spreading word about my books. I plan to attend a few more Wizard World Comic Con conventions in 2016 and meet more new faces. I’ve been able to get a few interviews here and there and getting my hands involved in other projects but until I achieve my goal I will not stop. Writing is my passion and there is no apology for passion.  

Which writers inspire you? 

Several writers inspired me from Oscar Wilde who wrote my favorite book in the world Picture Portrait of Dorian Gray, to the imaginative and life changing stories like The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien, and the poetic styles of T.S Elliot to name a few.

Have you written any other novels in collaboration with other writers?

No I have not.

When did you decide to become a writer?

Ever since I was a child I loved writing. As your reading different books you realize that there is such a thing as writing for a living. I knew that was all I wanted to do. That was what I wanted to be. A writer.

Do you write full-time or part-time? 

As of now I write part time. After the completion of Carousel, I finished the prequel The Cottontailand am waiting to hear as to when that will be released. I also freelance write for Lost Treasure Magazine when I can. I want to make writing full time. To make it my life.

Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you? 

I love seeing where an idea takes me. I love it. Probably the main reason why I have so many unfinished stories. I’ll think of an idea for one story, work on it and then I’ll have another idea for another story. I’ll stop the first one I was working on and then jump to the new one before I forget it. It’s a habit I am trying to break by returning to the stories I started and finishing them. But that moment you have an idea and you start to develop it it’s the most exciting feeling because even you don’t know where the idea is going to take you.

Do you have a strategy for finding reviewers? 

Until I find a literary agent I have been searching for reviewers on my own using social media sites such as Twitter and Tumblr as well as doing searches on the internet. In general I think it is hard to find people to review your book. You want people to care about what you wrote. You want your book to get noticed. I just keep going. Everyday, keep going, keep searching and not giving up.

What are your thoughts on good/bad reviews? 

As a writer you have to look at the good and the bad reviews with caution. Good reviews are always wonderful to read because you know that there are others who love your story as much as you do if not more. Bad reviews can be seen as either, someone pointing out some of your writing flaws which can happen, no one is perfect or someone who is just nit picking at every little thing that isn’t really relevant to the overall scope of the story. You are going to get both and its best to not let the good ones give you a big head or the bad ones to bring you down.

How can readers discover more about you and you work?
Readers can find me on several social media platforms where I post updates about my work, events I attend, videos of my poetry and a lot of other fun stuff:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/booksandpoetrybyJenniferRenson


To find my books:
Googleplay: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Jennifer_Renson_Carousel?id=Efb3CQAAQBAJ&hl=en

Even a simple Google search of my name, you will find me. 

Any Comments for the Blog readers?

I greatly appreciate you taking the time to read through the blogs, for reading the reviews and for your support. Even something as small as mentioning the book to another person builds into something bigger. Thank you very much.

Any feedback for me or the blog?

I think the fact that you have the blog in both English and Spanish is both productive and clever. This enables you to engage a larger group of interested readers and writers. The twitter posts, and resources on the right side also very helpful and a clever idea! Thank you for interviewing me! I greatly appreciate it!





lunes, 26 de octubre de 2015

ZWOOSH! Children Book Tour




ZWOOSH!
by Marie Rose  (Author), Susan Lee (Illustrator)
Grade Level: P - 4

Age Level: 3 – 10




Fly to the stars in your very own rocket ship. Wave at the mean, green Martians. Picnic with Moon Men. Play tag with the comets. Win a blue ribbon space race. Just before your bedtime. Inspired by the palette of Vincent van Gogh, let’s go on a colorful space journey as we explore the colors and planets in our solar system through the power and wonder of a child’s whimsical imagination.

This is a 34 page book for young children.







Indie Rose Books for Kids (www.indierosebooksforkids.com) has released an iOS interactive storybook iPad app of Marie Rose's CLEL-nominated children's picture book, ZWOOSH!

The new app is a fun, imaginative companion for the ZWOOSH! Kindle, paperback, and Audible editions of the story (all 5 star reviews on Amazon, Audible, and GoodReads).

You and your little space cadets will be "Go" for bedtime or playtime as you enjoy the charming interactive animations and sound effects inside each traditionally painted, oil-on-canvas page illustrated by Susan Lee of Art On Its Side.

The tale is narrated page by page by Marie Rose with the original background score, "Rocketman Rhapsody" composed and performed by Chris Chamberlain.


Zwoosh! iPad app trailer:

iPad app for Zwoosh! (interactive storybook app - iPad 4, iOS 8.0 and above)

Zwoosh! book trailer:

Zwoosh! on Amazon & Audible
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Zwoosh! on Amazon & Audible in Spanish:






“The narrator and author is the same and I find that Marie has a clear voice, her calm in telling this particular story is obvious and I think awesome since I think the book will well serve parents who have children who is afraid of thunderstorms. I really loved the little story and I am sure your little one will as well.” ~ Wanda

“Zwoosh took me back to my own childhood filled with wonder and make-believe. I found it to be imaginative and endearing. The illustrations are vibrant paintings and sort of sweep you into the story. I loved how the artist used paint so thick you could see the brush strokes, giving you the sense of flying.” ~ Mary Roy

“Zwoosh! Is a fun and engaging children's book. My boys loved the flow of the story and especially liked the moon men and the space race. The pictures are very colorful and vivid. We loved the painted look of the illustrations; especially the zwooshy looking brush strokes.” ~ Jennifer Skaggs

“I have the audiobook version on Audible.com. Honestly, I wondered if anyone could pull off an audiobook of a children's picture book, but this one delivers. Marie Rose not only brings us an engaging tale, but intertwines tidbits of science facts which fascinated this adult. This is a perfect bedtime story and Ms. Rose's ability to write an enjoyable book is equaled by her ability to bring a warm, convincing read. Perfect for kids and adults alike.” ~ N. Peterson






Marie Rose holds a Master of Arts degree in Theater from The University of Texas at El Paso. She is an American Film Institute Directing Workshop for Women alumna who has written, produced, and directed award-winning short films starring such talent as Dakota Fanning (FATHER XMAS is available on Amazon and iTunes). 

Marie is a past recipient of The Walt Disney Fellowship in Screenwriting. A proven expert in the story development field, she has helped shape major motion pictures and television shows for film studios and premiere production companies in Los Angeles since 1994. She is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Alliance of Women Directors, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and IATSE Local 700 Story Analysts Guild. 

In 2009, Marie was selected for participation in the Producers Guild of America's Diversity Program where she honed her producing skills under the expert guidance of seasoned producers and show runners. In 2013, Marie creatively developed and produced the independent feature film IT'S NOT YOU, IT'S ME starring Ross McCall, Joelle Carter, and Vivica A. Fox (available on Amazon and iTunes). 

A classically trained character actress and a professionally trained voice actress with proficiency for an array of accents, Marie specializes in audiobook narration including Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead by Christiana Miller now available at Audible.com. 
A lifelong reader of children's literature Marie's first two children's picture books, PRINCESS SILVER TEARS AND ONE FEATHER and ZWOOSH! are available on Amazon. ZWOOSH! will also release as an eBook on Kindle and as an interactive storybook app in late 2014. Her first mainstream novel for grown-ups, FRENCHING, a "tongue-in-cheek" romantic comedy, will release on Amazon and Kindle through her own publishing shingle, Indie Rose Books, in early 2015.














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