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Friday, March 30, 2018

ReRead-A-Thon 2018 - Day 4 & 5 / Vlog #4 & 5 | #ReReadAThon2018 @ReReadAThon2018 @MargoBondCollin



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Book(s) Mentioned :
"Under Her Skin" [Shifter Shield Series, Book 1] by Margo Bond Collins
My Original Book Review | Amazon Book Link

The ReRead-A-Thon 2018 BookTuber Playlist :

Thursday, March 29, 2018

ReRead-A-Thon 2018 - Day 3 / Vlog #3 | #ReReadAThon2018 @ReReadAThon2018 @crista_mchugh @MargoBondCollin



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Book(s) Mentioned :
"A Waltz at Midnight" by Crista McHugh
My Original Book Review | Amazon Book Link

"Under Her Skin" [Shifter Shield Series, Book 1] by Margo Bond Collins
My Original Book Review | Amazon Book Link

The ReRead-A-Thon 2018 BookTuber Playlist :

Sunday, March 18, 2018

ReRead-A-Thon 2018 - Sunday's Hosts | #ReReadAThon2018 #Giveaways @ReReadAThon2018 @merphynapier


The Read-A-Thon Hosts :

Sunday, March 18
* Click the links below for more host information. *

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ReRead-A-Thon 2018 | @ReReadAThon2018 #Giveaways #BookBlogger #BookTube #ReReadAThon2018 @merphynapier


Welcome to ReRead-A-Thon 2018!!

This read-a-thon is the brainchild of Merphy Napier's who has also assembled 21 hosts - 7 BookTubers, 7 Instagramers, and 7 Book Bloggers - to lead this read-a-thon that's running from March 18th to March 24th! This will be my main page for this read-a-thon though I will be trying my best to post daily vlogs/blog posts and keep current with the daily hosts so you will have first access to all of this read-a-thon's on-goings ... well I'm going to try my best at least.


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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Firestorm by Solange Ritchie / @author_solange | #GuestPost & Spreading the Word

Today I'm showing off Solange Ritchie's "Firestorm" and sharing a guest post where Solange discusses her writing process.



My Writing Process

First, a lot of research. My second novel "FIRESTORM" involves a serial arsonist who works as a paid firefighter. I did a lot of research into that kind of mind set. Those who have read the book say "I nailed it."

As for the process, I always know my beginning scene and my ending scene. In the middle, is when the characters give me their words and actions for the page. And yes, my writing is very visual in the way that I envision what a character is seeing, feeling, touching, hearing, tasting and most important, what is there response to it. While my scenes are visual, they are not overly descriptive, as I hate books that waste time with overly descriptive bribble that does nothing to move the story forward. Because I write in this way, I do not write about places I have never been. If I cannot envision them in my head like a movie screen, I can't write about them.

I do not outline my novels, but I believe the the rule of threes. Opening with big impact incident in the first 10 pages, minor conflict at 100 pages in, middle should resolve conflict but add something new, build to final conflict with chapter or 2 at the end showing some form of character reflection, i.e. What has the character learned from what has gone on, what are their feelings now that things have resolved.

I think from being a lawyer for so many years, I am gifted at knowing the pacing necessary to make this approach work without doing an outline. Outlining kills the creative process for me. That being said, many authors do outline extensively. For instance, Jeffrey Deaver outlines for 8 months before he ever puts pen to paper.

My work has been compared to Patricia Cornwell and Catherine Coulter (both huge compliments) so I hope you (and your readers) find my process useful.



"Firestorm"
by Solange Ritchie

Author's Book Description :
    A year after the death of her ex-husband, FBI forensic pathologist Dr. Catherine “Cat” Powers and her young son, Joey, are trying to cope with the emotional aftermath of life without him. Joey is especially vulnerable after being kidnapped by the “Burning Man” and witnessing his father’s brutal murder.

    On a peaceful Saturday afternoon in Quantico, a mysterious manila envelope arrives in Cat’s mailbox. Inside, she finds a lock of Joey’s hair and a photograph of him taken during his abduction, his face twisted in fear. The photograph could have been taken by only one person. Cat immediately knows that the Burning Man is back—and she and Joey may never be safe again.

    When the Burning Man resurfaces in Southern California, a trail of the brutally mutilated bodies of young women left in his wake, Cat teams up once again with police detective Jim McGregor to hunt down the madman once and for all. But while Cat and McGregor methodically pursue one serial killer, Southern California’s beautiful neighborhoods begin to burn one by one. The investigators realize they must catch another killer: a serial arsonist who is happy not only to burn buildings but to watch his infernos consume people’s lives—a man obsessed with fire above all things, a man with a deep sense of hatred toward society. Cat and McGregor find themselves growing closer as they become enmeshed in a deadly game with two deranged killers who leave few clues and always seem to be one step ahead.

    As the death toll mounts and powerful Santa Ana winds whip the flames, the evidence reveals that the two killers are connected to each other—and that one of them seeks revenge for the sins of Cat’s past. In the fire-ravaged hills of Southern California, Cat wages an epic battle against an arsonist and a sadistic murderer. She promises herself that this time, she will not let the killers get away. This time, she will see justice done—for the victims, for their families, for Joey. But will Cat have to pay the ultimate price?

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Throwback Thursday Book Reviews @FromJesstoYouVA's February 2018 Edition | #BookTuber #BookBlog @pccastauthor @KCastAuthor

I'm hosting my Throwback Thursday Book Reviews on my YouTube / BookTube Acct now! It's where I promote my recommended books to you again! Check them out! If you don't subscribe to my BookTube Account that is fine ... just stick around here to get your monthly updates!


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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Week #7 of When & Where am I Wednesday | #BookTuber #BookBlog @pccastauthor @KCastAuthor

WHEN & WHERE AM I WEDNESDAYS are a weekly bookish memes, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! To participate here's what you need to do:
  • Based on the book your currently reading -- tell us when and where you are in your book, and possibly what "you're" (meaning the characters) doing or who "you" (meaning the characters) are with.
  • Try NOT to include spoilers!!!
  • Make sure to share the book information [title, author and/or book cover] so if someone likes what you write they can add that book to their TBR list.

Monday, March 5, 2018

The Bridge of Deaths Book Trailer & Interview between the Brunette Bibliophile & M. C. V. Egan | Spreading the Word @brunettebiblio @M_C_V_Egan #ASMSG

Today I'm showing off M. C. V. Egan's "The Bridge of Deaths" & I am using Chloe from Brunette Bibliophile's videos to show off Ms. Egan and her novel a bit more.



Brunette Bibliophile talks about M. C. V. Egan's The Bridge of Deaths novel & shows off the Book Trailer


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Brunette Bibliophile's Q&A with M. C. V. Egan


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"The Bridge of Deaths"
by M. C. V. Egan

Author's Book Description :
    On August 15th, 1939, an English passenger plane from British Airways Ltd. crashed in Danish waters between the towns of Nykøbing Falster and Vordingborg. There were five casualties reported and one survivor. Just two weeks before, Hitler invaded Poland. With the world at the brink of war, the manner in which this incident was investigated left much open to doubt. The jurisdiction battle between the two towns and the newly formed Danish secret police created an atmosphere of intrigue and distrust. The Bridge of Deaths is a love story and a mystery. Fictional characters travel through the world of past life regressions and information acquired from psychics as well as archives and historical sources to solve "one of those mysteries that never get solved." Based on true events and real people, The Bridge of Deaths is the culmination of 18 years of sifting through conventional and unconventional sources in Denmark, England, Mexico and the United States. The story finds a way to help the reader feel that s/he is also sifting through data and forming their own conclusions. Cross The Bridge of Deaths into 1939, and dive into cold Danish waters to uncover the secrets of the G-AESY.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Announcing the 2018 ReRead-A-Thon! | #BookLovers #BookTube #ReReadAThon2018 @ReReadAThon2018 @merphynapier


So I have some BIG news to share with you all ... I am HOSTING (well I'm 1 out of 21 of us) a Read-A-Thon!! YAY! It is the brainchild of author, blogger, & book lover Merphy Napier who has assembled 21 hosts - 7 BookTubers, 7 Instagramers, and 7 Book Bloggers - to lead this read-a-thon that's running from March 18th to March 24th!

The unique thing about this giant read-a-thon is that it is ALL about rereading the books that you love!

Oh ... and did I mention ...

that EVERY host will have their own giveaway!

THAT'S 21 DIFFERENT GIVEAWAYS!!

3 Giveaways Per Day!!

Read-A-Thon Challenges :
  1. Reread an old favorite
  2. Reread a recent favorite
  3. Reread a book to give it a second chance
  4. Reread in preparation for a new release
Be sure to follow these!
ReRead-A-Thon's Twitter Acct | Get a print out of the Host Schedule (Includes Host Themes)
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