An Elven Love Song – Cover Reveal

Hello and welcome!

I am so excited to share the cover of “An Elven Love Song“, a novella in the Guardians of the Empire series by M. A. Abraham.

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Well after the Drazon Wars, in the Valley gifted to the humans that once rode at the side of the Elves…

Matrium, the only child of Segreth and Larieth of the Valley is a lonely Elven Princess despite the love of all the people surrounding her. She yearns for her Life Mate, although she is not aware of doing so, or of his existence.

Gaylon is a musician in the lands of his ancestors of the Elven Empire and he can feel the lure of his Life Mate. In his heart there is only love and a song, one he will only play to one. He rides to seek her out and win her heart.

With one glance the two lovers know they were meant to be. Yet, true to her Light Elven heritage, Matrium will fight the attraction, while Gaylon plays their song to guide her to his side.

This is their song.

It will be part of the paperback edition of The Priestess, book 3 or the GOTE series, expected to release in February 20, 2020.

Her fan group convinced M. A. Abraham to release it separately in ebook format and I am hoping it will happen in December. If you agree, comment below and let her know you want this short story to release at Christmas.

I had a lot of fun designing the cover, knowing the story helps immensely. When I met Matrium in the first book of the series, The Goddess, I knew I had to know more of her story and I begged MA to tell it. I hope you will love her story as much as I did.

Check out the rest of the books in the series.

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THE GUARDIANS OF THE EMPIRE – 12-book series
and whatever short stories I can manage to convince MA to write 😉 

A sequel to the ‘Elven Chronicles’ and ‘One Empire’ series.

There are twelve Elves who have proven their worth over the Millennium. They have won the right to shift into Dragons, so they have become Guardians of the Elven Empire. They have won this honor through valor, might and compassion. They are prime Elves, the sons of Kings, but they have been alone for too long, without the hope of meeting their Life Mates. Because of this, they are beginning to lose their identities. They live their lives for duty, as they fly patrols around the borders of the boundary Emperor Lothrariel and his Kings created to keep the Empire safe. But, one day at a time, they are beginning to succumb to their Draconian half. It is time something was done to stop this, and their leader, King Gerolth, has set a plan in place to take care of this problem.

Somewhere in the Elven worlds there are Life Mates for these Guardians, and King Gerolth is determined that they will be found, before it is too late.

The Goddess – Available now!

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The Princess – Available now!

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Releasing in February 20, 2020

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Releasing on August 26, 2020

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More coming and I will be making announcements as I get the news.

Add it to your TBR list on Goodreads! Sign up to Ms. Abraham’s blog and follow her on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date. You can also sign up to my blog, I will have all the news too 😉

Until next time read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

Audiobooks to listen to: Love, Michael

Hello and welcome!

I just finished another great audiobook and let me tell you, it was an emotional wringer.

Love, Michael by Gina A. Jones is one that I could not stop listening to.

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Michael,

Twenty years ago, I spent our wedding night alone and was given a letter outlining the day and time of our divorce. Now it’s our daughter’s wedding day, and your smile tells me you’re here for more than to walk her down the aisle.

When we met, it was the summer of Shania Twain, the color of mocha iced lipstick, sand and sable perfume, and the summer I became a 17-year-old mother. But time has changed me.

So tell me, why are you back?

Jill

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My review: 5 stars

Jill’s story broke my heart, mended it, to break it again, what an emotional wringer. I spent most of the book being mad at Michael and I am not sure I got to like him fully even at the end. It resonates with me because of my life experiences, I cried a few times, I mean really cried, so be prepared to have tissues handy. Jill is a beautiful soul and I am glad she finally got her HEA, it took me by surprise with whom, but she paid dearly.
The parallel running of the ‘now’ and the ‘then’ was interesting, it bugged me at the beginning but as I listened it made sense to do it that way. The advices at the end hit home, I am on a path to learn forgiveness and it is hard.
Thank you Ms. Jones. Your voice is a pleasure to listen to and loved the variations for each character, especially the one you gave Michael.

This was not my first from Ms. Jones and it will not be the last, I hope there will be more.

Check out her books at the website.

Until next time… read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

My Chat with Susan Hayes!

Hello and welcome!

My today’s guest is an author I’ve been following for a few years now. Her books are out of this world awesome.

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Please welcome Susan Hayes!

Do you have a nickname?
My parents usually call me Snooper. A childhood nickname because I carried a Snoopy stuffy with me for years.

What makes you laugh out loud?
British comedies.

What is your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
The ocean. I’ve lived on an island for most of my life. Every time I leave the ocean, I miss the smell. To me, that’s the scent of home.

Favourite place to spend time in.
My home. I’m a homebody at heart.

Is there a genre that you refuse to read?
I don’t read anything to do with True Crime. I spent ten years reading and processing police files as a career. True Crime just doesn’t appeal to me because of that.

Writing! What started it?
I’ve always been a writer. Even as a kid, I loved writing my own stories. I didn’t find the courage to try and get published until much later in life. My little brother died suddenly, and I was realized that life is too short not to take chances.

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Audiobooks! What started them?
The day ACX ,Audible’s creation side, opened their doors to Canadian writers, I was in! I love audiobooks.

Does your work convey a specific emotion or message?
I write romances with strong heroines from diverse backgrounds because I believe every woman deserves her Happily Ever After.

Who is your intended audience, and why should they read your books?
My intended audience is anyone who loves Sci-Fi and Paranormal Romance with a hint of humour and a whole lot of sizzle.

What is next in your writing?
I am working on the next trilogy of stories for my Star-Crossed Alien Mail Order Bride series. They’ll be releasing this fall.

Thank you Susan for spending time with me. I am a big fan and looking forward to listen to more of your stories.

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Hope you enjoyed my chat with Ms. Hayes.

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Susan lives on Vancouver Island, off the Canadian west coast where the waters are patrolled by orcas, and the sighting of snowflakes leads to citywide panic. She’s jumped out of perfectly good airplanes on purpose and accidentally swum with sharks on the Great Barrier Reef.

If the world ends, she plans to survive as the spunky, comedic sidekick to the heroes of the new world, because she’s too short and out of shape to make it on her own for long.

As I mentioned, her books are out of this world, my love affair with them started a few years ago when I picked up the first audiobook in The Drift series, Double Down. The heroines are spunky and heroes dreamy alpha creatures.

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and I have almost worked my way thru Intergalactic Dating Agency series.

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Tieran Wilder is the voice giving them life and it is addictive. She has that warm voice that draws the listener in. I like that I can hear the emotions and moods behind the words and each character is distinctive.

I had the pleasure of meeting Susan a few times at RTC Ottawa, she is fun and a delight to be around.

You can check out her books on the website, so many to choose from: SCIENCE FICTION ROMANCE, PARANORMAL ROMANCE, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE.

Follow on FB, Twitter and Instagram.

Also check out the 5-part posts on ACX’s blog sharing her journey into the audiobook world from a Canadian author’s perspective, informative and detailed.

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Until next time… read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

 

Audiobooks to listen to: Instant Gratification

Hello and welcome!

Another great audio you don’t want to miss is the one I listened to a few days ago and that is Instant Gratification by Lauren Blakely.

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A star-studded production of a new stand-alone romance from number one New York Times best-selling author Lauren Blakely, performed by a full cast of 15 narrators. Led by Andi Arndt and Shane East, the all-star cast also includes award winners and fan favorites: Vikas Adam, Bahni Turpin, Scott Brick, Zachary Webber, Jason Clarke, Emma Wilder, Hillary Huber, Joe Arden, Grace Grant, Marisa Calin, Lili Valente, newcomer Adam Lau, and Sebastian York in a special appearance.

I need a fake date. She needs my late-night expertise. Now, if we can just keep our hands off each other….

As the premier best-man-for hire in all of Manhattan, I promise discretion, so when I need a plus one for a couple of “I dos”, I turn to my gorgeous, clever, witty best friend’s sister. She’s my good friend, too, and I lust after her completely. I mean, I trust her completely.

After all, just look how she’s kept her lips sealed about the hot, multi-O night we spent together. Yes, just look at those sexy lips.

In any case, we only fell off the wagon once, and it was months ago. I’m sure we can make it through these weddings without banging each other in the limo.

Or can we?

This special production also includes a behind-the-scenes conversation with Andi Arndt and Shane East as well as a blooper reel!

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My review:

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
Performance 5 out of 5 stars
Story 5 out of 5 stars

eargasm overload
A great romcom story that we come to expect from Ms. Blakely, friends to lovers with chemistry thru the roof, with some comic relief from friends and family, comeback lines, and very little angst and no drama, which I love. The singing, the banter between friends, the heat between the couples, the energy between partners and love of family is all felt throughout the book. Jason and Truly get their HEA and judging by the few epilogues we can expect other couples will too in future books. YAY
I had a few eargasms from the intro alone. The voices are incredible, some are my faves I listened to before and some new ones too that I will be sure to check out more of. The story is alive, it was like listening to a theatre show on the radio, they made it so easy to listen to, I could not stop. It is an experience not to be missed. I know I will be listening to this one again.

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For those of you who don’t do audio, here is the website where you can find all the buy links.

Until next time… read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

Audiobooks to listen to: Heidi’s Guide to Four Letter Words

Hello and welcome!

I just finished one of the best audiobook I listened to this year and I thought I should share it with you.

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Heidi’s Guide to Four Letter Words” is a laugh-out-loud romcom with a few cringe-worthy (for Heidi that is) situations and some hawt scenes too. I learned a few new expressions too.

Uff da is one of them, I learned that is used to express surprise, relief, exhaustion, astonishment, and dismay. It kind of means “drats!”, “oops!”, “ouch!”, “Oh no!” or “Okay!”

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I need one of these in my life LOL

Cowritten by USA Today best-selling author Tara Sivec and award-winning narrator Andi Arndt, a hysterically funny, heartfelt romance about starting over and taking chances.

Nothing good ever comes from drinking a box of wine alone. So when I decided to entertain my drunken self by setting up some hand-me-down podcasting equipment and reading the steamy parts from romance novels, I never thought anyone would actually listen. The fact that I admitted my huge crush on my sexy next door neighbor made the whole thing even more mortifying. But sometimes life surprises you, and that’s how my podcast, Heidi’s Discount Erotica, was born.

Now I, Heidi Larsen, a sweet former kindergarten teacher in Waconia, Minnesota, lead a scandalous double life reading erotic novels to the listening world. And with each episode, I find myself embracing my new alter ego more and more. Now I’m starting to feel more comfortable in my own skin and do things I never would have dreamed of – like kissing my neighbor.

Look out, Waconia, because Heidi’s on the loose! She’s in your ears, in your hearts, and down your pants…wait, that didn’t sound as good as it did in my head. Well, you get the picture, don’tcha know!

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My review:

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
Performance 5 out of 5 stars
Story 5 out of 5 stars

“sweet and hilarious”
One of the best books I listened to this year. Sweet, innocent Heidi comes out of her shell and oh boy what a ride. Hilarious at times where I burst out laughing, startled quite a few people around me, at work or in the elevator. DO NOT DRINK OR EAT while listening to this! I loved the interactions between Heidi and her quirky parents and the Aunt is my fave character. Love Brent, her hawt neighbour. They get their HEA, but there are a few twists I so didn’t expect. My first book by Ms. Sivec and I am looking forward to discovering more of her books.

Ms. Arndt is one of my fave narrators, I love listening to her voices, and with this debut novel that launches her writing career, she is even more so. I really hope there will be more because I need more stories.

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Audible

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For those of you who don’t do audio there is a preorder – Amazon US
– ebook is releasing December 3, 2019

You can follow Andi Arndt on her website, FB, Twitter. I listened to many of her audiobooks and I recommend you check out her work.

Tara Sivec can be found on her website, FB, Twitter, also check out the Pinterest board for Heidi’s book and you will see who are the characters and other tidbits. A new author for me, I will definitely check out her other books.

I wonder if I can convince Andi and Tara to send one of the characters for a chat… hmm… maybe Brent? Or Heidi’s Aunt? She is my fave secondary character… hmmm

I REALLY REALLY REALLY hope there will be more books in Heidi’s world, we need more stories!!!

Until next time… read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

 

RTC2019 – thoughts and a giveaway

Hello and welcome!

I mentioned in one of my earlier blogs about my plans to attend Romancing the Capital in Ottawa, Canada again this year, I did and had a blast. Got to see old friends, made new ones and as usual I went over the budget by a smidge 😉

Eve Langlais and her minions rocked it as usual. Looks like this is it, at least for a while, so I am glad I went. I want to thank all the sponsors, the authors and those who helped them for a great event.

The VIP bags were full with the generous donations from the authors.

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Thursday afternoon I was so excited to finally met in person one of my longtime on-line friends, Gayle, AKA Dark Angel, and we had a great meal and got caught up on our lives.

Then in the evening, I attended the “Audio & Crafts with Deborah Cooke, Debra Dunbar, and Mandy Rosko. Check out this steampunk bracelet and key chain I made, supplies brought by Mandy Rosko.

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Got to chat with Will Dages from Findaway Voices, he actually remembered my name from the awesome giveaway I won on Twitter, I was their 1,000 follower. You should check out their website if you are an author looking to get your books in audio or distribute them.

Friday morning I attended “Romance Reader Cover Bingo with Lacey Silks where I won a box of chocolates YUM

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Then I did “Sexy Cover Puzzles with Becca Jameson.

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These are just a few, I attended more after I reigned in the migraine that hit suddenly, that was a rough one too. I took a lot of breaks and wore my sunglasses for the afternoon.

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I got to put my costume-making skills to the test again, and boy, were they tested. I could not finish it fully before the event because the day I planned to, everything went sideways and had to take care of the issues thrown my way… my DS was joking that he could see the steam coming out of my ears… which took most of the day.

So here I am on the night of the Steampunk Ball and am trying to put together the costume… but again… the corset was giving me attitude, the boots didn’t fit because my ankles were swelled up (I had to settle for my funky clogs), hot flashes and my hands were not cooperating… seemed like something was telling me give up… but I said, dammit! I will not give up! So I didn’t 😛 I think it turned out pretty good.

I was again the BBF (book boyfriend) collector … steampunk style 😉

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My props were a couple of very old books bound in leather, the publishing year was not noted in them but one of them has a dedication and it was gifted for Christmas in 1934, two hand made leather bound journals…

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… and a chain with keys and lots of books.

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The food was excellent, there were prizes for best costumes and dancing too.

Also got a lot of charms too, I am sure I missed a few when I was down with a migraine or because a couple of authors didn’t give them if you didn’t guess the clue right. Oh well.

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Saturday morning had breakfast while attending Books Books & More Books Bingo with Becca Jameson and Elle Boon. We used caramels instead of stamps, they were yummy too.

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Then I had fun at “What’s Your Fortune… in Bed?” with Desiree Holt, Elle Boon, Susan Hayes, NJ Walters, and Zoe York. You should have heard the riotous laughter as the readers got to read their fortune cookies and acting them out. These were the ones I got… adding at the end “… in bed”.

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Later I was at “Draw a Stickman Cover!” with Mina Carter, Susan Hayes, and J Thompson. Had a few laughs at my stickman drawings of the covers LOL

Also attended “Two Truths and a Lie” with Molly O’Keefe, Deborah Cooke, Susan Hayes, Ellis Leigh, Zoe York, and Lilith Darville. I won one book from Ellis Leigh when I guessed her trivia.

Then I attended Milly’s World Lunch, hosted by Milly Taiden, Ophelia Bell, Godiva Glenn, Sheri Lyn, Jennifer Wedmore, Roxanne Witherell. I was sitting at Godiva’s table and got chatting, a new author for me and I am looking forward to discover her books. We got a tote bag with goodies from the authors.

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Then there was the book signing, I got to chat with the authors (got lots of swag for you),  other readers and bloggers. Here is my loot 🙂

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OY this is getting to be a long post and if you got this far in reading, you deserve a shot at the giveaway a bag full of swag and a couple of signed books generously donated by Freya Barker and Mina Carter.

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Just tell me in the comments who is your ultimate book boyfriend, with name, book title and author. If you can’t choose, give me the latest one 😉

Sexy Mr. Random will pick a winner from the comments after 3pm EST on Thursday, September 5, 2019. Open internationally! GOOD LUCK!

Until next time… read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

NEW RELEASE – Then There Was You: A Single Parent Collection

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Boss of Me
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Single dad Jude’s icy exterior keeps women at a safe distance; but fiery Pippa could be about to start a thaw…

Heartbreaker
by Anna Brooks
She was never supposed to happen, and her baby girl sure as hell wasn’t part of my plans.

Back to Life
by Dani René
Both having been heartbroken in very different ways, Kayla and Caleb find themselves in a very unlikely situation where they can’t deny the electricity coursing between them. Can love really bring them back to life?

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by Esther E. Schmidt
Some issues cut deep; they are hard to face and even harder to find a solution for.

Ripple Effect
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One night changed everything.

When Hope Ends (life begins)
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It’s the best day of his life–the worst of hers–when one moment in time leaves their paths unavoidably connected by the single heart beating between them.

Just Because of You
by Gianna Gabriela
He broke me. I left. He stayed. Now I’m back.

Fighting For Us
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She rescued me when I didn’t even know I needed saving. But now lives are on the line, and we might lose our forever, before we even get the chance to start.

Resisting Rayne
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Their worlds collide and an unlikely friendship forms, but will they continue to fight the pull for something more or give into the pull and take a chance at love?

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Do you believe in heaven on earth? I did until one day, she vanished.

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The truth won’t fix anything… it’ll only hurt more. Won’t it?

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My Chat with Hope – KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle – day 9

Hello and welcome!

Another heroine is joining me for a chat. She is quite interesting. Enjoy!

What is your full name?
My full name is Hope.

Do you have a nickname?
Nope. It’s just Hope.

What is one word best describes you?
Unearthly

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
A pinafore that shimmers like dragonfly wings over a snow-white cotton blouse and peacock-blue sandals.

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Oh, I love those!

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Yes, I think she did. I’m quite secretive, so she could only go with what I allowed her to imagine.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Humans who say I don’t exist.

What is your favourite dessert?
Rainbow Ice Cream.
I never had that, sounds yummy.

What is your favourite drink?
Sparkling lemonade.

What is your greatest fear?
That children will one day be unable to see the magic.

What is your favourite colour?
All of them.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
A smile.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Being absolutely anywhere with Matthew.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Not very ticklish, though I discovered I have a tickly spot behind my ear. Matthew sometimes kisses me there, and it makes me giggle.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Baked apples and pine cones. Reminds me of Christmas.

When you look at a man what catches your interest?
Matthew is the only man who has ever caught my interest. I gave up eternity for him and would do it again without hesitation.
Eternity?

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Matthew. He is my life.

What is one word best describes him?
Genuine.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
No, not part of a series. Though that may change should the author decide to do a sequel. I’ll whisper a suggestion in her ear.

Thank you Hope for joining me today. I am looking forward to reading your story.

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Hope you enjoyed the chat with Hope. Have you figured out what she is? She hails from “Matthew’s Hope” by Avril Borthiry.

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Author Bio

Avril was born and raised in the beautiful and historic region of Cumbria, northwest England, but now resides in Ontario, Canada. A lover of history, legend, and romance, her books embrace those elements. Her Celtic roots also weave their way through much of her writing, and she does have a wee bit of a dark side too, which sneaks out now and then.

She also has a pretty amazing family, some fantastic friends, and a very cute pooch.

Feedback on her books is welcome, and replies to emails (providing they make it safely into her inbox) are guaranteed.

Follow Ms. Bothiry on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date, find other links on the website.

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This concludes the chat series with characters in the “Discover new worlds” for the KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle.

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Download the bundle via BookFunnel and start reading today.

Make sure you check out the previous 8 chats, lots of fun. I hope you enjoy them.

Until next time, happy book reading / listening and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

My Chat with Albert – KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle – day 8

Hello and welcome!

Enjoy the chat with my next guest.

What is your full name?
Albert Cowden

Do you have a nickname?
Sometimes I’ve been called “Doc” by close friends.

What is one word that best describes you?
Complicated

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
A blinding-white Oxford shirt, jeans, and sandals.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Yes and no. She understood my longing to find the love of my life before it was too late, and she realized how frustrated I was with everybody hovering around me as if I were an invalid—which I’m NOT—but I don’t think she truly understood the complicity of my nature. Her readers will, though. Some will recognize themselves in me.

What makes you laugh out loud?
When Rose and I were fooling around, she’d push me away, giggling, afraid we’d get caught, but then she’d tilt her chin in that funny way with a smile that lit up her eyes, and I knew then and there we’d be together again soon. I had to be patient!

What is your favourite dessert?
Apple crisp—the kind my wife Jean makes. The buttery crust melts in my mouth. Although she overcooks chicken sometimes, Jean prepares mouth-watering meals and desserts for our family.

What is your favourite drink?
I enjoy a chilled glass of Chardonnay while sitting on the porch watching the sun come down over Silver Birch Bay.

What is your greatest fear?
Dying before righting the wrong that has haunted me for decades.

What is your favourite colour?
Kingfisher-blue. My granddaughter, Lauren, says my eyes are kingfisher-blue, but that’s not why I like the colour best. Kingfishers remind me of the cottage. I often see one perched on a tree before it plunges headfirst into the bay after a fish. But the belted kingfisher also eats amphibians, insects, small mammals, and reptiles. Although you asked about colour, I couldn’t help myself from digressing about this specific bird because my science brain never shuts off.
Kingfisher-blue? Doing a quick web search… aaah…

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What is the perfect romantic date?
I’d take the boat—the Cobalt, not the runabout— with Rose across the bay to the island. We’d sit on one of the large flat rocks on the northside of the island, where there aren’t many people, if any, and share a picnic of wine, smoked gouda, or another exotic cheese, and salty crackers (not the kind that tastes like cardboard). Later, warmed by both the wine and sun, we’d peel off our clothes and go swimming, then, well . . .
Smoked Gouda is my fave cheese YUM

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I’m not ticklish on my neck or under my arms or even on my feet, which are common places for people to feel ticklish, but I am somewhat ticklish along my spine when the touch is exceptionally light. I like a soft touch, and I like tickling others in fun.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
The aroma of cornbread just out of the oven is my favourite smell. It reminds me of the first time I went to the reserve, which was when the chief’s wife served Rose and me tea with cornbread. I smothered my portion in butter and honey. Delicious!

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
I assume you expect me to say that what catches my eye about a woman is her smile, her figure, or her eyes. But what draws my attention to a woman most is her demeanour, especially one that’s warm, positive, accepting of me and herself —not needy. I can see this in her body language and face.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Hmm . . . Maybe.

What is one word that best describes her?
Captivating

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Readers can expect to see some of the characters from Moonshadow in future novels. They’ll be surprised by the settings and circumstances in the new books, however. Surprises will be the norm.

Thank you Albert for chatting with me. Looking forward to reading your story.

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Did you enjoy the chat with Albert? He is the hero in Moonshadow by Joy Lynn Goddard with Daniel Pike.

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Check out the trailer on youtube

Author Bio

Joy Lynn Goddard is one of Canada’s top novelists in the young adult genre. Drawing from her experiences as a teacher, she has written a picture book, a middle-grade novel, and five coming-of-age novels, beginning with the award-winning Daredevils. While engaged in sports and adventures, her characters face issues that are relevant today–cyber-bullying, peer pressure, blended families, mental illness and more–which have inspired readers of all ages. A former journalist, she had numerous articles and short stories published and more recently teamed up with her husband Dan to write an adult anthology, a parody based on the real estate industry. Moonshadow, her latest collaboration with Dan, is also adult fiction. Next, they will be writing a murder mystery about the wine industry. They live in Guelph and Belleville, ON, where she writes and teaches, he’s in sales and volunteer work and they spend time with family.

Follow Ms. Goddard on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date, find other links on the website.

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Come back tomorrow for part 9 in the “Discover new worlds” for the KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle.

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Download the bundle via BookFunnel and start reading today.

Until next time, happy book reading / listening and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

My Chat with Hayley – KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle – day 7

Hello and welcome!

Another heroine is joining me today, read on and find out who she is.

What is your full name?
Hayley Elizabeth Fitzgibbon

Do you have a nickname?
Rory calls me ‘Hales’. Since we were kids. I used to dislike it but these days, it’s not so bad.

What is one word best describes you?
Passionate.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Black skirt, white tank top, and red heels.
Dayum girl! Those are wicked, stand up and let me see them better.

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Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
I do, yes. Kacey realized it was time for me to tell my best friend how I feel about Rory. She didn’t allow me to hold back, and to finally confront it head on. Kacey’s encouragement means so much to me, and I’m happier than I’ve ever been.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Funny jokes, the camaraderie between best friends who know one another so well that nothing is off limits. Nothing is more healing than laughter.

What is your favourite dessert?
Lemon meringue pie. My grandmother used to make the best.

What is your favourite drink?
Non alcoholic – coffee. No day can start without at least two cups.
Alcoholic – margaritas.

What is your greatest fear?
Heights. I’m not a fan of being up higher than how tall I am. I like to keep my feet on the ground.

What is your favourite colour?
Red. There are so many shades of it, I can’t pick just one.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Nothing. I don’t like to get tangled up in anything.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Quiet time. A nice quiet dinner with great conversation, maybe a walk along the water or through a park. Good quality time, just being together and appreciating one another.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Oh my gosh. Is there anyone alive who isn’t ticklish? How could someone not be. I’m ticklish in multiple places. Especially my feet, but also under my chin, behind my knees. Well, that’s all the places I’ll tell you about.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Lilacs. They remind me of my childhood and my grandmother. The moments when we’d go pick them from around her yard. There were a gazillion lilac bushes on her land and we’d pick them fresh daily. I loved those moments and cherish the memories.

When you look at a man what catches your interest?
His eyes. I believe a man’s eyes can tell so much more than what he might say verbally. I love gazing into Rory’s eyes. They always express his kindness and humour, as well the laugh-lines around his eyes are very adorable. His eyes also show me how much he loves me. Every woman should be able to read all the love her man has for her through his eyes.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Rory, whose been in my life forever. We grew up together, have gone through so much, and we finally admitted how we truly feel about one another a few years ago.

What is one word best describes him?
Sincere. I could go on and on about all his amazing qualities, Eniko, but I love how honest and genuine he is. Rory is always sincere in his advice and guidance with me and our friends.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
The Revved & Ready books are not a series, but a collection of stories with the common theme of Mustangs. Kacey’s favourite car is the Mustang, ranging from year to year, and who doesn’t really? Their long, sleek and sexy. I think my heat-o-meter ramped up when Rory bought his many years ago. giggle The Mustang in each story also seems to be the way for everyone to come together at the crucial moments that they need to realize what’s right in front of them, what they miss, or for comfort with the past.

There are many more to come in the collection. Kacey has some incredible adventures coming up that readers will absolutely enjoy. I’m thrilled that it all started with mine and Rory’s story, 69 Mustang. Each one is more incredible than the last. Readers have to check them out.

They sound awesome, I am looking forward to reading your story. Thanks for chatting with me Hayley.

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Did you enjoy the chat? As Hayley mentioned she hails from “69 Mustang” by Kacey Hammell.

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Author Bio

Canadian author, Kacey Hammell is definitely a book-a-holic, who began reading romances at a young age and became easily addicted. These days, as a multi-published erotic romance author, she enjoys adding a lot of heat, sass and emotion to the Contemporary Romances she writes.

Mom of three, Kacey has made certain each of her children know the value of the written word and the adventures they could escape on by becoming book-a-holics in their own right. She lives her own happily ever after with her perfect hero in Ontario, Canada, and is a true romantic at heart.

Follow Ms. Hammell on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date, find other links on the website.

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Stop by tomorrow for part 8 in the “Discover new worlds” for the KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle.

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Download the bundle via BookFunnel and start reading today.

Make sure you check out the previous 6 chats, lots of fun.

Until next time, happy book reading / listening and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

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