Almost Recovered

aftertime-pb-200The pain is gone, but still stiff.  No wonder trolls are so grumpy.  Have you seen their teeth?  Anyway…I’m not ready for regular blogging yet, but maybe tomorrow.  In the meantime, I thought I’d let you know I’m reading Aftertime by Sophie Littlefield and it is riveting.

Harlequin used to have an imprint for the Fantasy genre called LUNA.  I liked it a lot more than their paranormal imprint.  Just so much more variety and you know how I prefer a buffet.

Getting Your Book Reviewed

nayu's reading corner header pink textIt’s essential.  The best way to sell your book is for one reader to tell another it’s fantastic.  Your publisher might be on NetGalley and you may book a blog tour which includes offering your book to be reviewed.  But, there’s one best way to get your book reviewed.


Yep.  Make up a list of book reviewers, read their policies carefully.  Write a very nice form email, personalize it for each reviewer, and ask.  Kind of like your Query Letter.  Still got that, right?  Use the reviewer’s real name and spell it correctly, because that shows you care.

There are plenty of big review blogs, but that’s not good enough, goshdarnit.  You’re going to write a list of blogging book reviewers and you’re gonna spend a whole day writing each one and very nicely asking pretty please.

The featured book reviewer, Nayuleska, has been around for years.  She reviewed my previously ePublished novels, in fact.  If you pop over to her blog, you can do a search for her review of my very first novel, Sugar Rush.  I have the rights back to it, but not to its cover art.  So, I can’t post it here on my own blog.

Be extra nice to her, okay?  Thanks.

Keep in mind that blogging reviewers are doing you a HUGE favor when they read and review your book…

…even if it’s a negative review.

At the very least, those reviewers are getting your book title, cover art, and buy links out there.

Because there’s one very important truth I learned as a reviewer and an author about reviews.

Wait for it.  You ready?  It’s an essential Pearl of Wisdom every author must know and hold close to her heart.

Ready?  Okay.

***A reader can’t buy your book if she doesn’t know it exists.***

Repeat that three times and get to work on your promo.


Cover Reveal: QUINSEY WOLFE’S GLASS VAULT by Candace Robinson

Today is the cover reveal for Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault by Candace Robinson. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The cover is designed by Jenny @ Seedlings Design Studio.

Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault
By Candace Robinson
Genre: Urban Fantasy/ Horror
Age category: Upper YA
Release Date: May 16, 2017

Some see it… Some don’t…

People in the town of Deer Park, Texas are vanishing. There is a strange museum, known as Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault, that appears overnight. Perrie Madeline’s best friend and ex-boyfriend are among the missing. Perrie, along with her friend August, go on a pursuit to search for them in the mysterious museum. Could the elusive Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault have anything to do with their disappearances?

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About the Author:
Candace Robinson is just your average hemiplegic migraine sufferer. Her days are spent writing, book reviewing and traveling through books. She live just outside of Houston, Texas, where it feels like the hottest place on Earth with the crazy weather. No, seriously, one day it’s 30 degrees and the next it’s 70 degrees! She resides with her husband and daughter.

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Cover Reveal: TIDE by Deirdre Riordan Hall


Today is the cover reveal for Tide by Deirdre Riordan Hall. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The cover is designed by Nova Book Covers:

Tide (The Sea & Sand series #1)

By Deirdre Riordan Hall

Genre: Fantasy

Age category: Young Adult

Release Date: May 16, 2017


Never trust a mermaid’s kiss.

Tyler McColdrum has a bright future on the professional surfing circuit until his father tragically dies at sea. Unable to pay the bills, Tyler and his mother leave California and move to his late grandfather’s cottage in Land’s End, Maine—a world away from the life he’s known. Not even the stormy Atlantic can douse Tyler’s surf stoke, but when mariners go missing off the coast, legends as old as the sea itself suggest something lurks beneath the surface. As the police investigate, his friend Kiwa—the only female surfer for miles—indicates there’s more to the McColdrum family history than blood and bone.

Amara is a beautiful mermaid, a mero, who wants a life on land away from her sinister sisters. As charming as mero are, with musical voices and a tempting gaze, they’re also brutal and cruel, stealing the souls of sailors. As Initiation nears, Amara learns Poseidon selected her as consort and her desperation for freedom increases. When Tyler encounters Amara, he falls hard for her. The ocean is no longer safe for him, but he trusts their love can overcome her mero nature. As locals and officials wage war against the sea, trying to keep mariners safe, Tyler and Amara struggle with how to protect each other.

With one foot in the sand and the other in the sea, Tyler must choose love or the surf as the tide quickly rises.

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When sailors go missing off the coast of the Atlantic, Tyler learns alluring and beautiful doesn’t mean harmless, leaving it up to him to stop the mero or lose more souls to the sea.

Deirdre Riordan Hall

About the Author:

Deirdre Riordan Hall is the author of the young adult bestsellers, Sugar and Pearl along with women’s fiction. When she’s not writing, she’s probably surfing or in pursuit of magic. She also has a healthy case of wanderlust, loves chips and salsa, and dreams about learning no less than three languages. Join her monthly newsie.

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Kitting Out the Camper


Our new-to-us RV will be arrive in June and I’m getting so excited.  It’s a modern one, but I’m going to give it some retro flare with robin’s egg blue fabrics and accents.  Here’s a post by a lady with a lot of great ideas for that-

Additionally, we’ll be converting the pedestal table and chairs into a table with benches that convert into a bed.  We have a few more children than the standard, so we’ll also add an add-a-room.  Here’s a link to show you what I mean by that-

Oh, to be a happy camper!