Friday, March 30, 2012

Book Nibbles

Ariel by Gabriel Madison is up for a nibble this week.

Here's where you can get your copy from Amazon.

Angel Santos just wants to be an average seventeen year-old girl. That’s kind of hard for a reincarnated Archangel who’s hiding her powers. It gets even harder when God vanishes from Heaven and her old friends turn to her to find the last angel to see Him. Now all she has to do is stop the impending apocalypse and fend off her best friend’s attempts to make her popular. All in a week’s work.

About the Author:
Gabriel Madison started writing when he was in high school, mostly short stories and poetry, and then developed a passion for screenplays. He attended a private art University in Atlanta, Georgia for Media Production. There he studied script writing and film making. He wrote a few screenplays, and made a few short movies, including a twelve-minute vampire movie he adapted from a short story called Midnight Diner. After leaving school, his passion shifted mainly towards writing stories, rather than shooting and directing them. He writes short stories, novellas, screenplays, graphic novels and full-length novels. He was once asked to define himself: he answered... ‘storyteller.’ You can find Gabriel online at

Here's what I said on GoodReads (which if you haven't joined yet, what are you waiting for!).

I throroughly enjoyed this book. A great YA PNR full of great fight scenes. If you enjoy angel stories, I recommend this book!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Book Nibbles

I'm excited to welcome Bobbye Terry's Buried in Briny Bay, a novella introducing the Briny Bay Mysteries.
Roxie Turner finds herself up to her neck in trouble when her lifelong nemesis, Georgia Collins, is discovered buried in the town’s landfill. To make matters worse, with her characteristic Southern sass, Roxie has been saying she’d kill Georgia for more than twenty years. In fact, she listed the ways to do the woman in, constantly reminding prominent citizens of her intent. It was all a joke, or so she thought. But the joke turns on her as, suddenly, other dead bodies begin to pile up, all murdered with a technique from Roxie’s list. big house?
About the Author:
A native Virginian, Bobbye Terry now resides in the cotton fields of West Texas with a Chocolate Lab that has a sock fetish. Bobbye is a multi-published author of romantic comedy, fantasy and suspense. Now, writing solo, except for a possible collaboration on special projects, she continues to write with extensive humor, even in suspense, where southern charm meets macabre reality.

To get your $2.99, visit Amazon.

My thoughts: I've said before I've never been one to pick up a mystery, but I've enjoyed Terry's other works. If you get a chance to pick it up, let me know what you think. I'm always in the market for a good book!

Enlisting the assistance of handsome hunk, Greg Norris, Roxie’s sister, Trixie Frye, comes to her aid, bent on uncovering the killer and the truth. Can they find out both before Roxie goes to the

Friday, March 16, 2012

Book Nibbles

I'm very happy to have Skeleton in a Dead Space by Judy Alter on Book Nibbles. *hip hip hooray*

Where you can buy this mystery for only $3.99.
Kelly O’Connell never thought real estate was a dangerous profession, until she stumbled over a skeleton in a dead space in an early-twentieth-century Craftsman house she was transforming into a coveted modern home in an older urban neighborhood in Fort Worth, Texas.

From that moment, she runs into teen-age gang members, a manipulative ex-husband, a needy and single pregnant friend, a cold-blooded murderer, and a policeman who wants to be more than her protector. As free-spirited as the chocolate-peanut-jalapeño candy she craves, Kelly barges through life trying to keep from angering her policeman-boyfriend, protect her two young daughters, pacify her worried mother a thousand miles away, and keep her real estate business afloat. Too often she puts herself in danger, and sometimes it’s the girls, not Mike, who come to Kelly’s rescue.

About the Author: 
Judy has written fiction and nonfiction for adults and young adults. Her historical fiction titles feature such strong women as Elizabeth Bacon Custer, Jessie Benton Frémont, Lucille Mulhall, and Etta Place, of Hole in the Wall gang fame. Skeleton in a Dead Space is her first mystery and is the first in a projected series. Recently retired as the director of a small press, Alter raised four children as a single parent and has seven grandchildren, with whom she spends as much time as possible. Judy lives in Fort Worth, Texas, with an Australian shepherd, an aging but affectionate cat, and a brand new Golden Doodle puppy. 

My two cents:
I haven't read Judy's book yet but with a sequel coming out in May, I have added this to my TBR pile. I'm not usually a mystery reader but lately, I've found myself picking more and more up from the genre. I know Judy and she's a delightful person. From what I understand, all of the her books take place in her hometown and you can actually visit these locations! How cool is that!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Word Count Counts

As a writer, you can feel my pain. The word count. That little box at the bottom of your document. It torments me. Stalking every click of the keyboard. It teases me. It haunts my dreams.
And as a writer, and reader, you know the word count counts becuase, duh, we wouldn't have novels with out them. But nothing we do can ever stop the torment.
Currently, I'm under a deadline to finish up a MS and while I'm WC counter still plagues each word. In fact, I get so consumed, I can't move from one scene to the next.
What do I do? I moved on. Instead of fighting with a transitional scene, I jumped ahead to a scene I was dying to write. A moment. A touch. There are even firewords people. How could I not write it. Now my two YA characters have found a moment to share, I too have found my moment to destress and do what I love about this job. Write.
So while my ticker at the bottom of my screen continues to drive me insane, I motor on. I have to. I've got a deadline.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Welcome to the Creek by Julie A. Lindsey....AKA My Writer Bestie!

First off, we've never had each other on our blogs which is weird considering how close we are.  But I think it's because we were saving ourselves for this AWESOMENESS that is HONEY CREEK!  

Please help me welcome by writer bestie....Julie Anne Lindsey!!!!

Jenni! I can’t believe I’m here! Honey Creek has finally come alive for everyone to enjoy, not just us LOL!! Thank you for letting me stop by on my very first blog tour and talk about the Creek. : ) I think we cool kids should totes call it that “The Creek.” We can be “Creekers.” You think? No? Too much like Creepers? Well, I’ll work on it and get back with you then. Meanwhile, let me tell your bloggy friends and bookish peeps a little about our fun new town!

Welcome to Honey Creek
Honey Creek is a fictitious small town in rural Ohio where anything can happen. The stories and genres will captivate every small town fan. Miss Jenni, your delightful blog host, has written some delish YA titles for example *winky face* and I have written some especially sweet romances.  
When I first read about Honey Creek, my heart jumped right to romance. I’m from rural Ohio and there’s just something in the air. It’s a great place to fall in love – I know. So, I set out to write some serious toe-curling stories that made me swoon and squeeze my husband a little tighter.
In Honey Creek, time moves a little slower. People are a little nicer *cough* most people, and good old fashioned values run the show. The lake at Honey Creek has seen its share of first kisses and proposals as well as a few suitless bottoms. The mailman is going blind, but getting your neighbor’s mail isn’t a big deal when they sit behind you at church every Sunday.
I love the idea of a little town where families know one another and kids are safe to play unsupervised. I like the festivals in the town square, and the idea of hiding a crush when everyone is watching. I get goose bumps thinking about it. Hiding anything in a little town like Honey Creek takes some skill, so you can imagine the pickles these characters can find themselves in just to keep a secret for themselves. Ahh..if this place were real, I’d hammer a for sale sign in my yard today.  I live in a place I think resembles Honey Creek quite a bit, but I wish I could call my characters for advice or a new recipe at dinnertime. Everyone should be so lucky.
I hope you’ll visit Honey Creek. Kick off your shoes, relax into that porch swing and cuddle up to a steamy mug of cider. Taking a trip to Honey Creek is as easy as Amazon : ) See you there!

Bloom by Julie Anne Lindsey

In a town filled with her past, she never expected to find her future…
Seven years ago Cynthia left Honey Creek with a broken heart. Three years ago Mitchell arrived with one.  Now Cynthia’s come home, and these two hardened hearts can’t stop arguing. If they’d only take a break long enough to find some common ground, they might be surprised to find love can grow anywhere.
If they’ll let it, love will find a way to Bloom.

*Bloom is book one in my new Seeds of Love series.  I’ll be planting those seeds all year.

About Julie:
I am a mother of three, wife to a sane person and Ring Master at the Lindsey Circus. Most days you'll find me online, amped up on caffeine & wielding a book.
You can find my blogging about the writer life at Musings from the Slush Pile
Tweeting my crazy at @JulieALindsey
Reading to soothe my obsession on GoodReads
And other books by me on Amazon

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Book Nibbles

Today on Book Nibbles we have Christina Wolfer's Two Brothers.
Here's where you can get your copy on Amazon for $2.99!
At eighteen, Amanda Riley got her first lesson in love when Jacob Henderson broke her heart. But then she made the biggest mistake of her life – she ran off and married his younger brother.

Ten years later, she’s divorced and moving back to her small hometown. She’s made a name for herself in the cutting horse industry. That should count for something… Right? But decade old mistakes won’t be easily forgotten by everyone in town. 

When Amanda and Jacob are thrown together to help an abused horse, old desires ignite and past truths are revealed. And just when they think they’ll get a second chance at love, the younger brother comes home.

Recently, Two Brothers received a 5 cup review from Coffeetime Romance. Here's a portion of that review: Oh my! I must warn readers they will need a big box of tissues handy before they sit down to read Two Brothers. I was extremely moved by the realistic character development with a big dose of the reality. A true story about love and loss and about the fact that the ones who cause the most pain are the ones we love. I felt bad for each character and found something about them, which drew me to a level of understanding that in the beginning I was sure I would never achieve. I highly recommend the tale of Two Brothers and the amazing writing of Christina Wolfer.

Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More

My cup of info: Way to go Christina on the 5 cups! 

I loved Two Brothers. The story was complex, touching and heat wrenching. I loved to watch Amanda and Jacob mix and mingle and try to figure things out. Kind of like real life. Their story felt real and I fought for them. I hope you enjoy this wonderful read.

Monday, March 5, 2012

I need your advice...

The past few months, I've been thinking about joining an official writer's organization. There are a few things holding me back. I've asked a few writer friends their thoughts and I get answers on both sides of the fence.

For example, Romance Writers of America (RWA) is huge! I mean like whoa momma! I know a lot of writers who have joined and for the most part, I think they are happy with their membership. The difference between them and me. I'm new. Still wet behind the ears while they're seasoned. Does joining a large writing group such as this, help me get established? A close writer friend hasn't joined only because there isn't a local chapter in her area. I've got a local chapter and I even know a member (email only).

There's also a local Writer's Guild. I'm really stand-offish about this one. Here's why. A year or so ago, when I started looking into networking and getting on the social media train, I looked into joining our local guild. But I wasn't allowed. Shocked by this, I looked into it. If I was an unpublished writer, I could only join if I were a student. I was neither at the time and I think the entire situation left me with a bad taste. To me, writing groups are there to help and this one only wanted those published writers among their ranks. What ever happened to cultivating?

I did recently sign up on line (still waiting on approval) to the YALITCHAT group. I'm anxious to dive into this group and get my self dirty with knowledge!

What do you think? Are you a member of a group? If so which one? Do you find it beneficial? Too expensive? Are their groups I should be looking into joining? Please leave a comment. I'm biting my nails in anticipation.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Book Nibbles

One of my favorite authors is up this week on Book Nibbles.
Drum roll please!

According to Plan by Madison J Edwards!

Where you can get your!

What do you do when things don't go According to Plan? For starters, you trick, deceive, and lie to the very person who ruined your best laid plans. 

Welcome to the world of Shelby Stewart, Private Investigator, who's been hired to find Harrison Grant. To complicate matters further, her ex-partner, ex-lover, ex-everything Tank shows up looking for Harrison as well, albeit for a very different reason. 

Harry is the prime suspect in the grisly murder of a call girl, Lulu, in L.A. That wouldn't be so bad, but Tank plans on staying at Shelby's house, and makes it obvious he's quite willing to help her heat the sheets, again. Shelby knows that sex with Tank is dangerous, fast, and sometimes a little dirty. Now is not the time to become side-tracked. Besides, this job could launch her company into a whole new stratosphere, so it's imperative she remain focused. 

Frustration becomes Shelby's newest partner as she makes plans to out maneuver Tank in their parallel quest. Tank, on the other hand, is always one step ahead of the game--and is not what, or who, Shelby thought.

My thoughts:
Yes, this book is much, much racier than what I normally talk about but I read it anyway and was hooked. Now, this book is for adults with mature content and situations. But if you enjoy a smexy read, I highly recommend this book. While you're at it, check out some other titles by Madison J Edwards.