Book Tour: If You Love Me, I’m Yours by Lizzie Chantree

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Hello and welcome!

Today, I’m excited to be featuring the latest release by author, Lizzie Chantree, as part of her “If You Love Me, I’m Yours” book release tour.

Lizzie and I are both members of the Rave Reviews Book Club and she has been a guest on this blog before. She is a talented, award-winning author and inventor. It is a privilege to have her as my guest today.

Introducing author Lizzie Chantree.

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Author Bio:

Award-winning inventor and author, Lizzie Chantree, started her own business at the age of 18 and became one of Fair Play London and The Patent Office’s British Female Inventors of the Year in 2000. She discovered her love of writing fiction when her children were little and now runs networking hours on social media, where creative businesses, writers, photographers and designers can offer advice and support to each other. She…

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Taking the Plunge.

Lisa Mackay - Author

Having spent some time humming and hawing about the benefits of attending a book conference, I had talked myself out of it in 2017. But as the advertisements for the Dublin Writer’s Conference from BooksGoSocial started to arrive in my inbox for 2018, I finally took the plunge and signed up for it.

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Yes, the cost of travel, hotel accommodation, and the conference itself were something to consider. And the thought of flinging myself into a room full of strangers was a daunting prospect. I’m an author. I spend most of my time totally alone staring at my monitor! However, hermit existence aside, I can honestly say, having now attended the Dublin Writer’s Conference, it was a great weekend and a font of knowledge.

I met some great people who were just like me, Indie, self-deprecating, horrified by the mistakes we had all made and yet so willing to give…

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Reblog: The Writing Life: Don’t Be an Unreachable Author

Sharon E. Cathcart

During one of the meals, I spoke for a while with an author who works with other authors in editing and copywriting. I enjoyed this conversation and wanted to reach out to this author. The conference had a bookstore and while I didn’t get a lot of time to look at these books, I noticed this author had copies of a how-to-write book on a topic I had not seen. I searched Amazon and saw this author had only three reviews for her book. Since I have written many reviews for books, I did not purchase this how-to book. Instead I wanted to reach out to this author. I intend to ask for a “review” copy of her book and offer to review this book. It is a book that I’m interested in reading. This exchange of books for my review is a common one in the publishing community.

This…

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Echo 2 gets five stars on Amazon.ca!

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McSkubbits!  Big Thank You goes out to Jane Tims, who threw Echo 2 five stars on Amazon.ca!  Thank You So Much Jane!!!  🙂 🙂 😀

Get Echo Vol. 1 on Kindle here:  Vol. 1 on Kindle.  Vol. 2 on Kindle here:  Vol.2 on Kindle  Vol. 3 on Kindle here:  Vol. 3 on Kindle  Echo Vol. 1 & 2 Combined Edition here:  Combined Edition I’ve started a podcast:  Logical Idiots!  If you want to check it out on YouTube, see it here:  Logical Idiots on YouTube and help two complete morons out by subscribing, liking, and commenting!  Here’s the iTunes page:  Logical Idiots on iTunes.  Also, my buddy Jumar Balacy has made a supercool microsite at kentwaynebrain.com!  Go check out his computer-based wizardry  🙂 🙂 😀

Hold on!  I just got approved to be an Amazon affiliate!  If you’re going to buy ANY product from Amazon, and you’d like to support…

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Pretty in Pink Sunday

Tea and Tales

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Sunday came in like a lion! Thunder and lightening and wind and rain. Fierce weather overnight but I slept like a rock.

This morning I had my cup of tea and walked outside to find a chaise lounge in the deep end of the pool. Branches everywhere and I swear every single petal from the lilac bushes. Big mess. The sun is trying to peek out but the weather man is saying storms are firing on the dry line. If you live in Oklahoma you understand that. All plans are tentative.

I have no plans today other than hustling to finish my work before they wheel me into surgery in the morning. I will tell you right now I am terrified. I am one tall vibrating bundle of anxiety today.

OU Boy made his famous stacked enchiladas last night. My last real meal for a bit. Because I can be…

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WIP Extract

this an unedited extract from my WIP (Work In Progress), Dark Tide Rising which is the third book in the Wereding Chronicles!

“The being called the White Wolf Tristen Silverbrow stood on a high place and looked out to see the dawn. The wind whipped his long snowy mane about his bestial face, making it flow across his dark green eyes, which in the right light occasionally dleamed a feral yellow as though their colour was fluctuating. He gazed down from his eyrie in the citadel of the Twins and looked on the wasteland which was his duty to protect and guard. As his eyes changed and his large nostrils flared a look of anger flashed from behind his impassive mask. “The Darkling tide is rising to beat upon our sure,” he said, in a whisper of a voice which still rung through the stillness of the predawn like the rumble of thunder far off.
From behind him there came a deep purr of a voice sounding like a cat growling. “And will they sweep us away or break upon our shores?”
An animalistic snarl broke from his lips and his eyes blazed with a yellow fire, as if a flame had flared up inside him. “The storm is gathering, we must stand to meet it.”
The storm is gathering my love because, i sumnon it,” said the purr, a tall woman with waist long white hair stepped into the light her eyes flashing like lightning against black thunder heads. The glimmer of a smile might have curled his lip at this, and then his face returned to its stern mask. “As i was saying the storm is coming and we will meet it if i have to draw the kings myself!”
“And will we stand or fall my love?”
“Only time will tell.”
“i will be beside you,” the woman said, and stepping up behind her lover and throwing her arms around him.
“In that case i shouldn:t wory!”
“Then there is still hope?” Her whisper in his ear, forced a deep growl from him. Though weather it was an expression of anger or lust was hard to tell.
(C) Copyright Christian Boustead 22/06/2018.
if you want to learn more about the Wereding Chronicles then go here:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/kindle/series/B074PT9PHW?ref=series_aw_dp_link

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The Mississippi Delta Is Full of Secrets in ‘Sweet & Low’

Chicago Review of Books

Nick White’s gorgeous story collection,Sweet & Low, is wonderfully woven from threads of identity, sexuality, family, and heartbreak. Characters are deeply flawed and unforgettable, burdened by secrets that often threaten their very existence.

These stories are rooted in the Mississippi Delta, where society seems a step or two behind “progressive.” People are stunted by loss, sometimes mourning a loved one, sometimes a part of themselves. Rumors spread. No one seems willing to face the truth; the cost of upending their reality is just too high a price.

The first half of the collection, “Heavenly Bodies,” focuses on the physical: people, bodies, and the desire to touch and be touched. Rosemary is mourning the loss of her husband, Arnie, in the lead story, “The Lovers.” She finds herself in a strange predicament when a young man, Hank, has a diabetic episode while trying to speak to her in the airport…

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