Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Have you read these BANNED BOOKS?



What am I reading now?  Discern (Andrea Pearson)
Oh and BTW, this book is free today...click the pic to go to Amazon and get it now!

Annnd . . . what do I think so far?  A fun fantasy/contemporary fiction mix. I especially like how the chello music heightened my understanding of the main character.

Nicole Williams is an Arete—a fourth child with magical abilities—yet no matter how hard she tries, she can’t Channel her power. In fact, she seems to be the only student at Katon University who fails at magic. 

That doesn’t stop magic from finding her. Nicole turns to her best friend for help, along with fellow student Austin Young, who is considered by all a magical rarity. He also happens to be the hottest guy on campus and just might be interested in her. 


In Honor of the Freedom to Read
&
Banned Books Week

There are a lot of lists of banned books, google it and look around. Likely you will see something you've read.
Here are a few that I hope make you say WHAT?

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, 1884 
The Call of the Wild, Jack London, 1903
The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger, 1951
For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway, 1940
Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell, 1936
The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck, 1939
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925
Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman, 1855
Moby-Dick; or The Whale, Herman Melville,1851
The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane, 1895
The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1850
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, 1960
Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak, 1963

 A more current listing of banned books can be found on Goodreads lists.

And if you'd like the picture version, go to Goodreads HERE to see the lists!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cover Reveal

Unlovable is now an audiobook!! If you click here you can get the audiobook for free with a 30 day free trial of Audible on Amazon!! You can't beat free!!
Along with the release of the audiobook, I've redesigned the covers of the first two books in the Port Fare series. ( I'm designing covers now. Click here and check them out!) To celebrate the new look, I am giving away paperback copies of the entire series. 
Here is the new cover for Unlovable. I didn't change it too much because I really loved the original one. (Thank you, Paul Beeley), but another author came out with almost the exact same cover, including the coloring :'(
I kept the girl on the swing because she fits Maggie's story perfectly, though I did add flowers to the swing. The rest has been changed completely. I love the blues and pinks, and I've always wanted a moon on the cover. I also added Maggie's trailer in the background!
                                                         
                                                             Here is the eBook cover:
Eighteen year-old senior Maggie Brown is the poster child for Heroin Chic, complete with jutting bones and dark-ringed eyes. But drugs are not Maggie's problem; her mother is. Maggie's struggling with her growing feelings for the new guy at school, Seth Prescott, and fears he is just another person who will let her down, like everyone in her life has done so far. Seth Prescott is an undercover cop assigned to Port Fare High, and despite his job, he's developed strong feelings for Maggie. While Seth's working tirelessly to flush out the sadistic drug peddlers that have invaded the small town of Port Fare, New York, Maggie's fighting to stay alive as the fight turns deadly.

And this is the Paperback
     This is the audio book cover.

 This is the new cover for Unbelievable! It's a real change. I feel this cover fits the story so much better. Lilah feels trapped by her domineering father and his demands. She desperately wants to break free...can't tell you anymore or I'll spoil the story.  I feel this new cover portrays Lilah and what she is going through in a much stronger way, and it seems to fit in better with the other covers. While I loved the old cover, and had a huge say in its design, (Thank you again, Paul) it seemed out of place with book one & three's covers. This one holds the same "feel," if you will.
Here is the Ebook cover:
And this is the paperback
Unbearable's cover didn't really change, only the back was updated.

So, what do you think??

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

It's Awesome to be Indie

What am I reading now? Under Different Stars (Amy A. Bartol)

Annnd . . . what do I think so far? All she wants is a home, but can she find one...UNDER DIFFERENT STARS 

Kricket Hollowell is normally not one to wish upon stars; she believes they’re rarely in her favor. Well versed at dodging caseworkers from Chicago’s foster care system, the past few years on her own have made Kricket an expert at the art of survival and blending in. With her 18th birthday fast approaching, she dreams of the day when she can stop running and find what her heart needs most: a home. 

Trey Allairis hates Earth and doubts that anyone from his world can thrive here. What he’s learning of Kricket and her existence away from her true home only confirms his theory. But, when he and Kricket lie together under the stars of Ethar, counting them all may be easier than letting her go. 

Kyon Ensin’s secrets number the stars; he knows more about Kricket's gifts than anyone and plans to possess her because of them. He also knows she’s more valuable than any fire in the night sky. He’ll move the heavens and align them all in order to make her his own. 

When everything in their world can be broken, will Kricket rely upon love to save her under different stars? 
It's Awesome to be Indie

This past week, Jo Noelle (Deanna and I) made a big decision for one of our books. 
We're changing the name and the cover! 
If we had been traditionally published, both of those decisions would have been out of our hands. Publishers might ask an author for feedback but the final decision rests with the publishing company. So, here's our line up as it stands now:
To check them out, go here---->
Can you see the one we changed?

Monday, September 1, 2014

Jo Noelle's Blog Hop for $100 Amazon Giftcard

What am I reading celebrating now?  Jo Noelle released 3 books for Kindle.

Annnd . . . what do I think so far? YAY! Deanna and I have been working for years and are so happy to finally be able to share our stories with readers. I hope you will check them out on Amazon and add them to your Goodreads account!

Here's a little teaser for each book.

Lexi's Pathetic Fictional Love Life 
Falling in love is easy in fiction--in high school, not so much.

Buy Lexi's Pathetic Fictional Love Life on Amazon

Add Lexi's Pathetic Fictional Love Life to your Goodreads account

Damnation 
Cassie is going to heaven--if she can get amnesty from hell in the next 20 days.

Buy DAMNATION on Amazon

Add DAMNATION to your Goodreads account

Newbie 
The housing market is crashing, and Sophies' life is crashing with it.

Buy NEWBIE on Amazon

Add NEWBIE to your Goodreads account

HapPy BirTHdAY to our 3 books!
Sign up here for a chance to win an egiftcard from Amazon.com!

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Visit these other blogs that are participating 
for more chances to win (date they are posting):
1. Procrastination Station     (9-1)
2. Lala's Books     (9-1)
3. Weaving a Tale or Two     (9-1)
4. Adrienne Monson     (9-3)
5. S. J. Henderson, Author     (9-3)
6. Lindzee Armstrong/Lydia Winters     (9-4)
7. Renae's Writespot     (9-1)
8. Author, Julie L. Casey     (9-2)
9. Christy Dorrity     (9-7)
10. Writing Robin     (9-6)
11. Jordan McCollum     (9-4)
12. Lisa Swinton, Queen of Random     (9-5)
13. Word Paintings Unlimited, Author Sherry Gammon     (9-1)
14. Cortney Pearson     (9-5)
15. Canda's InkBlast     (9-1)

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1 winner will receive a $100.00 Amazon.com giftcard.
Blog hop and Rafflecopter registrations Begin 9/1/14 and End 9/7/14 MDT

This drawing is open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Card.  Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Check back on this blog between Sept. 8-10, 2014. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized and sponsored by Canda Mortensen & Deanna Henderson DBA Jo Noelle. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.