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Benefits of Being a Bibliophile

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Major Solstice giveaway!

Exciting news! Solstice Publishing is giving away 26 books for their Valentine’s Day giveaway!

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So, get a head start on getting your name in the raffle!

Second Nature is one of the books in the drawing! Yay!  🙂

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Here are the other titles in the giveaway: Curse of the Purple Delhi Sapphire, A Life Without LivingAnother Summer, Campanelli: Sentinel, Sapphire Blue, Josey’s Mountain, Alaska Awakening, No Third Choice, Dead in the Water, The Push, Aftermath, The Encounter, Tread Carefully on the Sea, So You Want to be a Marine, Linked Through Time, Always and Forever, Fin’s Magic, The Price of Honor, The Jewels of Warwick, The Curse of Grungy Gulley, The Ice Woman, Her Cracked Heart, Perfect & Other Stories, No Distance Between Us, and Many-Colored Glass.

The drawing began February 2nd at midnight Eastern time! Here is the Rafflecopter link if the embed link above does not work. So, sign up and you’ll have the chance to win these wonderful books from Solstice Publishing! And who doesn’t want to add to their book collection? 😉

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Authors Blog Tour…A New Approach

Annie Edmonds tagged me in this blog tour, which is a spin-off of the Writing Process blog tour, a tour I have participated in before.

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Annie’s Bio

Annie is a Jersey Girl born and bred. She is happily married to the one man that stole her heart 30 yrs ago. She hopes to one day move to the sunshine state. She loves to write and has been doing it her entire life. In 2013, she reached a milestone birthday and decided it was now or never to write and published her first erotic romance novel, Second Chances:  Sammy’s Story. Annie is currently working on the sequel, Master Mike’s story.

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Annie’s blog:  http.www.aedmonds315.wordpress.com

Annie’s blog tour post:  http://aedmonds315dotcom.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/writing-process-blog-tour/

Here are her blog tour questions for me:

1) If you were beginning your writing career today, what would you do differently?
I would probably have started all of my social media accounts early and started promoting my books in advance.  I would have learned how to blog earlier and gained more of a following from that.  And finally, I would have tried to finish Upon Your Return a bit earlier than I did.  I also wish I had met the wonderful writers I know now earlier; there is nothing like a writing community or support group to really get you through those tough days.  However, I am of the opinion that all of our experiences make us who we are, and I have learned a lot.  So, changing any of that would have changed who I am.
2) What’s the one thing about you that might surprise readers?
I am actually rather shy and being an author has caused me to step outside of my comfort zone in a lot of ways.  I don’t like crowds, but I have always loved helping people.  That’s kind of ironic, right?
3) Tell us a little about your main character in your latest book. 
My newest release is called Upon Your Honor.  Chloe Waverly, the heroine, is a young woman who escapes the horrors at home and stows aboard a ship.  On the clipper ship, she meets a gentleman, Gabriel Hill, who promises to escort her to New Orleans.  Unbeknownst to them both, darker forces are coming for them.
I love Chloe!  I truly admire her courage, the spirit it took to do what she had to do to survive.
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4) What are some of your favorites…
Color?
Hot pink!
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Food?
The Cheesecake Factory
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Place?
The beach!
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Now, I am tagging the following authors in this post:
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Devika’s Bio

Almost as soon as Devika Fernando could write, she imagined stories and poems. After finishing her education in Germany and returning to her roots in Sri Lanka, she got a chance to turn her passion into her profession. Having lived in Germany and in Sri Lanka with her husband has made her experience the best (and the worst) of two totally different worlds – something that influences her writing. Her trademark is writing sweet, yet deeply emotional romance stories where the characters actually fall in love instead of merely falling in lust. What she loves most about being an author is the chance to create new worlds and send her protagonists on a journey full of ups and downs that will leave them changed. When she’s not writing, she’s reading or thinking about writing.

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Carole’s Bio
Carole McKee is originally from Pittsburgh, but has resided in Florida since 2002. Most of her contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels take place in the Western Pennsylvania area, the place she will always call home. Carole is a passionate writer, making readers feel the emotions of her characters. One reader exclaimed, “Carole McKee’s books help cleanse the tear ducts!” Her first novel, Perfect brought out so much emotion that she got phone calls from people who were in tears when they finished the book. Another reader says that she laughs and then she cries with every one of McKee’s books.
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Belinda’s Bio
Belinda Y. Hughes is a cookbook author, food, writing, editing and social media blogger, freelance content writer and poet. She enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking and meditating in the country with her labradachs.
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I want to thank all of the authors who participated in this blog tour.  Let’s keep it going!  Feel free to link back to my post and tag other authors!  Happy posting!  🙂

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Huge giveaway! Many books! Many authors!

Hi, readers!  I wanted to direct you to a big giveaway going on right now at my alternate blog, Writing in the Modern Age.  Please stop by.  The instructions are included.  There are lots of different authors!

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Tons of books!  Multiple genres!  Join our party because time is running out.   pinkwink

http://marielavender.blogspot.com/2014/03/a-year-of-guest-authors-plus-multi_5836.html

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