Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Amish by Accident by J.E.B. Spredemann

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Amish by Accident
By J.E.B. Spredemann

Book Description:
Luke Beiler has loved Elisabeth Schrock for as long as he can remember and is looking forward to the day they both join the church so they can marry. Elisabeth, however, chafes under the church rules and flees to the Englisch world leaving Luke heart broken.When an accident leaves Brianna Mitchell with amnesia, she feels helplessly lost. What will happen when she is mistaken for Elisabeth Schrock and taken home to Paradise, Pennsylvania?

About the Author:
J.E.B. Spredemann resides in central California and currently writes Christian fiction. Joanna's Struggle, in the Amish Girls Series, is the first of several books written by the author. The Amish Girls Series was primarily penned for teen girls, but has been enjoyed by readers of all ages. Lovers of the ever-popular Amish fiction genre are sure to enjoy these books as well, even though they are geared toward a younger audience. The characters in the stories will soon become endeared to your heart, especially the mischievous Jonathan Fisher. We hope and pray that our books will touch your life and be a blessing to you, as they have been to us! Amish by Accident, written for adults, was the first book to be released via Amazon Kindle and is the eighth book penned by the author. The Amish Girls Series (Book 1) was released in late December 2012. Each subsequent book in the series will follow 2-3 months apart thereafter. Currently, a hard copy for Amish by Accident is in the works due to the book's popularity. A release date will be posted when it becomes available. Amish by Accident is now available in audio book format as well. A book trailer for Amish by Accident may be viewed on YouTube.

Additional Information:

Pages: 229
Genre: Christian Fiction (Romance, Chick Lit)
Publisher: Blessed Publishing



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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Heaven's Just A Prayer Away by Diony George

“Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good; yea when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning let they heart be full of thanks unto God.” –Alma 37:37
Before we came to earth, we lived in heavenly realms. We knew our Heavenly Father. We walked and talked with Him. We heard His voice. We felt His love. In Heaven’s Just a Prayer Away, beloved author Diony George teaches us how to reestablish that relationship with Him here on earth.

With the help of this book you will:
• Learn that nothing is too small or unimportant to discuss with Heavenly Father
• Find peace and contentment through daily communication with God
• Gain a better understanding of why some prayers seem to go unanswered
• Develop a greater knowledge of the power of prayer

The inspirational and enlightening experiences found within these pages will change your life forever by strengthening your relationship with God and filling your life with peace, teaching us that heaven really is just a prayer away.

Praise for Heaven's Just A Prayer Away:
"Heaven’s Just a Prayer Away is a sweet, heartfelt book with author Diony George’s personal experiences intermixed with compelling stories about how prayer can shape our lives. I found myself either smiling or teary-eyed as I immersed myself in the stories, reminded that prayer is healing and sanctifying, prayer can bring inspiration, prayer can ease burdens, and prayer lets us feel the love of God for ourselves and those around us.
Heather B. Moore, author of Christ’s Gifts to Women

"In Heaven’s Just a Prayer Away, Diony provides a comprehensive discussion on prayer through inspiring stories, basic principles, and heartfelt testimony. Her personal approach makes answers to prayer and divine blessings seem more within reach."
—John McConkie, stake president

Meet the Author:
Diony George is a wife, stay-at-home mom of seven, grandmother of three, motivational speaker, and the author of four books. Through her writing and public speaking she loves helping others draw closer to God. An avid reader whose favorite genre is romantic suspense, Diony also loves to travel, sew, and bake—especially pies and homemade bread. Born and raised in Alaska, she currently resides in Salt Lake City with her husband and family. Mrs. George can be reached through her personal website at http://www.dionygeorge.com

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Interview with Author Nadja Spath

Deirdra: When did you first know you wanted to be an author?
Nadja: To be honest, I’ve always felt like I should be in a creative field. It wasn’t until recent years that I focused my creativity into writing. The idea of creating stories, characters, worlds and realms really appealed to my creative side. Once I began, I knew that I wanted to write novels.       

Deirdra:  What is your writing and educational background?
 Nadja: I matriculated then studied 3D animation part-time while working at my first job. I never pursued 3D as a career as I had an opportunity to open my own business, which I did. I ran my comic book store for over 7 years and it helped grow my passion for writing. I then studied novel writing for a year. All my other studies took place in life by living, experiencing and reading articles. If I wanted to know something, I would go out and learn more about it.

Deirdra: Were you ever discouraged along the way? If so, how did you deal with it?
Nadja: There was one major discouragement for me in my life. It was during high school and for some reason, the experience stuck in my mind since. English was not my best subject, I was near failing it despite excelling in other subjects. My English teacher was very discouraging (and I bare not ill will toward her). My subject matter for my creative writing essays was always frowned upon. I guess my esoteric/sci-fi/fantasy genres were before their time or not to my teachers liking. Then came my terrible spelling. Back then, we didn’t have spell-check and weren’t allowed to use dictionaries in class. I would lose so many marks just on spelling alone. I was so put of the written language that I didn’t write again for many years and never considered going into the field of novel writing.
    Yet, my stories nagged at me. They wanted out. I eventually made peace with my past failings, and I began to write, realising that if other people could do it – why not me. A poem here and there which soon lead to some short fan fictions, which then soon exploded into full length novels. I learned to accept that the past is the past and we have the power to create whatever we want. So now I am making it happen.

Deirdra:  Can you tell us a little about your book, Awakening: The Dragon Valley?
 Nadja: This book is the product of my participation in the yearly NaNoWriMo challenge – 50k words in 30 days. It’s a young adult fantasy story that takes place in another realm after two people from our world are mysteriously transported there. This book a light read full of adventure and it’s the prelude book which introduces the Awakening Series currently in production. 

Deirdra:  Besides writing what other talents or hobbies do you have?
 Nadja: I’m interested in many things. Some of my current hobbies include archery, photography, baking, gardening and gaming. I’ve even made my own chainmail along the way. As an author, I feel it’s valuable to try out as many hobbies and skills as you can. These experiences can be very helpful in your writing. Either way, there are things in life that interest me and I will go out and learn something just to know how it was done or how it was made.

Deirdra:  What are you working on now?
 Nadja: Currently I am working on book one of the Awakening series. At the very least, I plan to turn this into a 3 part series with the prelude book, Awakening: The Dragon Valley, being the introduction to the series.

Deirdra:  Are you planning on self-publishing, finding and agent, going with a small press or other? And why?
 Nadja: I have tested the waters with self-publishing and I feel there are pros and cons to any method used. Self-publishing will always be an option as I have full control over what happens but it can take up a lot of time and requires constant management. I plan to submit my next book to publishers for consideration. This may help me get recognition and exposure while freeing up time to concentrate on writing instead of marketing. Finding an agent may help me reach an international market but it’s not something I am looking into just yet.

Deirdra: What words of advice do you have for other writers who desire to have their manuscripts become books in print?
 Nadja: Go for it. Let go of any insecurities and just write for yourself, for your passion. Stay positive, have fun and never give up despite what may seem like setbacks along the way – rather see then as a skill or insight gained that will make you a wiser person and a better writer. 

Deirdra: Where can readers go to find your books and order them?
 Nadja: My books are listed on my website with links to where they can be purchased. Awakening: The Dragon Valley is available on Amazon in most countries as a printed book or kindle version and is on offer in the kindle lending library. I also make appearances at local conventions to chat, sign copies and promote my book(s).

Website: http://nadjaspath.co.za 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Interview with Anna Del C. Dye

Book Giveaway Jun 29 to July 16
You have a chance to win a PDF form of the Young Adult Novel, Shahira & the Flying Elfs. The author will be giving one E-book to every blog that participate in the blog tour. So leave a comment if you want to be entered.

Deirdra: When did you first know you wanted to be an author?
I didn’t actually it was my husband who commanded it. He said I had to do it if he was going to live to 40. He was sure my imagination was going to be the dead of him.  

Deirdra:  What makes you passionate about writing?
Too much imagination, a love for things medieval and curiosity if I can do it in a language that is not my own. 

Deirdra: What was the pathway like for you to get your first book published?
My husband took care of it, because I was to busy writing. He studied the self-publishing market and we chose the one we thought would be a good match for us. I was picky on what I wanted and pushed to get it.

Deirdra: Were you ever discouraged along the way? If so, how did you deal with it?
Yes, I reached my low when I realized that I really didn’t know anything about promoting my books. I spent hours trying one thing and another with little result. I decided that it was a necessary evil and that it wouldn’t go away soooo…. I am taking one day at the time, take some classes and do my best.  

Deirdra: When did you write your first book?
 I wrote my first book eight years ago. It all happened when the movies of Lord of the Rings where going strong. They where awe inspiring and my mind opened wide and daydreams plague me for weeks.   

Deirdra: What books have most influenced your life?
 Lord of the Rings. It opened my mind so wide that all this stories started to fall out of it.

Deirdra: What dreams have been realized as a result of your writing?
 I love the power I have to inspire in a clean beautiful way all the new generations of readers. I hope my books will inspire them to find their way in safety and go places I never been.

Deirdra:  What is your writing schedule like?
More like whenever I can get a minute here and there. I watch my two little girls afternoons, so mornings and night. Though at lot of that time I just do promotion and then what is left of the time I write. I miss no writing all day.

Deirdra: What do you do to relax and unwind?
Go to the mountains, renaissance faires, and canoe.  We love the outdoors and enjoy the peace and beauty of it all. 

Deirdra:  Where do your ideas come from?  How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it?
Well… my elf series was inspired by Lord of the Rings
One of the books in my princess romance series “A Kingdom by the Sea” was inspired by the play Aida.
Emerine’s Nightmare was inspired by a challenge in an on line writer’s group. They suggested writing a Fairy story.
Usually the stories come to me from beginning to end and that is enough to know if it will work.

Deirdra:  Can you tell us a little about your book, Shahira & the Flying Elfs?
It is book number six in my Elf Series. The series has seven books so I am almost done with it. J Here is a teaser.
What will you do if the world as you know comes tumbling down? That is what happens to Shahira every time she tries to fly. You see, she is an eagle and eagles fly…then why can she not? Does it have to do with her nightmares?
The wizard Artoris has spent all his life under the shadow of his renowned brother, Zanteon. But no more… He has discovered the book to his brother’s power. Now he is going to use it to destroy all the Wizarding School and him.
Llorradinn’s life has been simple and peaceful in the land of the elfs. That is until the human caravan comes and he is cot by the claws of a giant eagle. What does the bird want with him? Elfs have not seen the wise-ones for many centuries; then why now, and why so hostile to the elf race?
You will find all the answers in Flying Elf the next epic book in Anna del C’s elf series. Writing in the line of Tolkien, Anna del C. Dye has created another tale to take the reader to a new world full of twist, secrets, adventure, and love.

Deirdra: Where can we find you and your books?

You can find all my books at major outlets

Barns & Noble. http://ning.it/1744E2U

Thank you so much, Deirdra it was great to hear from you again. 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Dream Keeper Book Review

Review by Reader JS

Just finishing reading "The Dream Keeper" and I just want to say that I loved it! The character's pull at your heart strings, the way we can see their development from feeling the need to fit in to their confidence at helping to rid both worlds of evil. I loved how the author imparted some Native American folk lore into the story and my favorite is how those legends inevitably helped them vanquish evil.
I think the overall theme of this book would be confidence, not only in who you are but in your abilities to help others. Though this world is fascinated with being the best our children need to learn that they have great power and potential within themselves. Kaelyn and Parker are great examples of how despite how others or even sometimes you yourself put you down, you can become someone stronger.
A recommended age group is probably 9 and up. Some parts of the story may scare younger readers and some elements of the story may be hard to comprehend.

You can find out more about Mikey and his books at http://www.insidemikeysworld.com/ or visit his Amazon author page at: http://www.amazon.com/Mikey-Brooks/e/B00B8ICZ4W on Goodreads at: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6583458.Mikey_Brooks on Facebook at: http://facebook.com/writtenbymikeybrooks on Twitter as @writtenbymikey or check out his blog at http://writtenbymikey.blogspot.com/. You can also email Mikey at: insidemikeysworld(at)gmail.com.

Hardback: http://www.amazon.com/Dream-Keeper-Mikey-Brooks/dp/1939993016
Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1939993032
Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/The-Dream-Keeper-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00CPE0PT0
Paperback Create Space: https://www.createspace.com/4260677
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17727253-the-dream-keeper
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1115262781?ean=9781939993014

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