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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Pubslush campaign is live

My Pubslush campaign for my new novel, Operation Mermaid: The Project Kraken Incident, is now live. The link is at the end of this post. Any amount you can give is greatly appreciated. Thanks.


 
 
 

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Language of Flowers

The Language of FlowersThe Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received a free copy of this book from the Cambridge Public Library, as part of their reading group.

The book focuses on Victoria, who is a girl living in San Francisco, and has been through the foster care system. She has just turned 18, and is now legally an adult. After 3 months living in an apartment, and not paying rent, she is homeless. She meets a florist, Renata, who takes her in. One of Victoria's most prized possessions is a dictionary of the Victorian language of flowers. The book also flashes back to when Victoria was 10, and was placed with Elizabeth, a single owner of a vineyard. Elizabeth is estranged from Catherine, her sister. Catherine's son, Grant, becomes a major character in this book. I'll stop here to avoid spoilers.

I found the book very confusing. For one thing, it bounces back and forth between the present day (whenever that is; the book really doesn't say) and when Elizabeth is 10, without any warning. It would have been nice to have the chapters labeled "Now" and "Then", or something like that. The plot developments seemed a little forced. Everything just seemed to happen at the right time. Again, I can't say too much without revealing spoilers, but the ending seemed too much like a Hallmark Channel movie for me. Everything is wrapped up in a nice, neat little package, tied with a bow on top. Everybody lives happily ever after. The author said, in an interview at the end of the paperback edition, that she was trying to show the problems of the foster care system. I didn't see that. Maybe because I live in Minnesota, and the book takes place in California, I don't understand the foster care system described in the book. Not one of my favorite reads. I agree with one of the other participants in the group, who said that after a while, this became a chore read. If not for the book club, I would have stopped.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Pubslush campaign for Operation Mermaid.

'Mockup cover. Not final yet. I'm open to suggestions.'

I'm having a pubslush campaign for my upcoming book. Details are in the link at the end of this post. Pubslush is a crowdfunding website to help authors like me publish their books. The money I raise will be used to cover the cost of the books and the promotional items. I also intend to use part of the funds to help donate books for group readings to libraries I've worked with. Many of them are on limited budgets, and I'd like to help. The campaign runs from March 1 to April 15. I don't mean to push anyone. If you can't help, I understand. I've been there myself. Anything you can give, though, would be appreciated.

Pubslush link; https://pubslush.com/project/4008

Facebook page link: https://www.facebook.com/operationmermaidprojectkraken

Friday, February 13, 2015

Operation Mermaid 1000 likes giveaway!

Giveaway going on at my Operation Mermaid page.
***GIVEAWAY***
As promised, here is the giveaway. It's a $10 Amazon Gift Card. To enter, just follow these instructions:
1. Like my Operation Mermaid page if you haven't already....
2. Like this post on Operation Mermaid.
3. Share this page (link below) with your friends or on your page.
4. Come back to this post on the Operation Mermaid page and comment with an answer to the following: What is the most fascinating thing about mermaids? (Comments to my personal page don't count.)

That's it. I'll pick the winner Sunday, Feb 15 at noon US Central Time. You must have an Amazon account to claim the prize.
DISCLAIMER: Facebook has nothing to do with this giveaway. I am totally responsible for it. Good luck to everyone, and thanks again for liking my page.
https://www.facebook.com/operationmermaidprojectkraken

Thursday, February 12, 2015

One to Love





Title : One To Love
Author : Tia Louise
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Tattoos, bad boys, love...
Boxing, fame, fortune
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Loss.


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Their chemistry is undeniable, their love blazing hot, but is history destined to repeat itself?

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A STAND-ALONE, ONE TO HOLD NOVEL. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.




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Tia Louise is the Amazon and International Bestselling author of the ONE TO HOLD series.

Her debut adult romance ONE TO HOLD was #1 in Military Romance on Amazon, a 2014 "Lady Boner" award-winner, and a Top 20 Contemporary Romance novel for several months. Subsequent books in the series have performed equally well.

From being a "Readers' Choice" nominee two years running, to picking up USA Today "Happily Ever After" nods, nothing makes her happier than communicating with fans and weaving new tales into the Alexander-Knight world of stories.

A former journalist, Louise lives in the center of the U.S.A. with her lovely family and one grumpy cat. There, she dreams up stories she hopes are engaging, hot, and sexy, and that cause readers rethink common public locations...

It's possible she has a slight truffle addiction.



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