Guest Blogger Cover Reveal: “Princess of the Light”

I’m so thrilled to participate in the book cover reveal of MRS. N’s debut novel. She’s one of my favorite fellow bloggers! Without further adieu, here is the fabulous cover of Princess of the Light!

Book Cover:

Princess of the Light

Blurb:

Miriam Miller likes the simple things in life: a good book, close friends, and a healthy

relationship with God. But, destiny comes calling, and her neat, little life turns upside

down.

Ethanial, an angel of God, has been sent to reveal Miriam’s true calling -– she is the

Princess of the Light, the woman chosen by God Himself to vanquish the demons intent

on infusing the world with evil. And her first assignment: restore the soul of a homeless

man known only as The Walking Man.

Enter Joe Deacons, a man intent on stealing her heart. But as Miriam embarks on her

journey to save the Walking Man and fulfill her calling, it becomes clear that Joe isn’t

what he appears to be. Miriam must decide: Is she willing to risk her soul to save those

she loves?

Release Date:

August 26, 2014

Author Bio:

N.N. Light was born in Minnesota, lived in Southern California only to move to chilly

Ontario, Canada to marry her beloved husband, Mr. N. She is blissfully happy and loves

all things chocolate, books, music, movies, art, sports and baking.

NN Author

Website:

princessofthelight.com

Blog:

Princessofthelight.wordpress.com

Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20885910-princess-of-the-light?ac=1

Anaiah Press: http://www.anaiahpress.com

Isn’t that cover amazing!?! Let us know what you think below.

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Book Review: “Running Lean”

Running Lean

Book Info: Running Lean is a young adult fiction novel written by Diana L. Sharples and published by Zondervan.

Book Description: 

Equilibrium. That’s what Stacey and Calvin found in each other. He is as solid as his beloved vintage motorcycle and helps quiet the constant clamor in Stacey’s mind. She is a passionate, creative spirit—and a lifeline after Calvin’s soldier brother dies.

But lately the balance is off. Calvin’s grief is taking new forms. Voices of self-loathing are dominating Stacey’s life. When struggles with body image threaten her health, Calvin can’t bear to lose another person that he loves. Taking action may destroy their relationship, but the alternative could be much more costly.

My Review:

In all fairness, I have to say that when I first received this book, I had no idea it was a young adult novel. But, I actually enjoyed reading it. It didn’t knock my socks off, but then I’m not the target audience here. YA fiction has changed a lot since I was a teen. It’s refreshing to see something from this genre that’s not all about vampires, wolves and whatnot. The setting is a rural town and the focus is on Stacey and Calvin: two teens dealing with intense situations. Calvin’s older brother was killed at war. Stacey struggles with an eating disorder and self-esteem. Overall, the book is well written. The language is not watered down, and the plot development is solid. There’s a lot of teen angst and mild drama, which I suppose is to be expected in YA. This would be a great book for parents to read along with their teens. It opens up the door to discussing eating disorders, relationship boundaries and body image without the pressure of “a talk”.  I recommend it to readers between that ages of 12-17.

I was provided a free copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review, which I freely give.

Reading any good books? Share below!

All Up In My E-Reader

amazon-kindle-e-book-reader_lI have been crazy busy. Between work, having some sort of social life and going through the final stages of publishing my writer’s group anthology, I barely have time to watch my favorite ratchet television shows! So you know the struggle is real. But, what I always have time for, is reading a good book. Like many writers, I absolutely LOVE to read. I thought it’d be kind of fun to share what I’m currently reading. Now, I must warn you that I’m a little schizo with my reading. I read more than one book at a time. It all depends on my mood. If you see something you like, let’s read it together and discuss it later.

Click on the book’s title to check the it out on Amazon.

Maggie’s Turn by Deanna Lynn Sletten

Maggies turn

This is a great women’s fiction book about a middle-aged wife and mother of two teens finally taking time to do what she wants to do rather than what she has to do.  One day she drops her daughter off at school and hits the open road. I enjoy road trip books because there are lots of opportunities for new characters to come in and out. This is a touching book about family ties and dynamics.

It Ain’t Easy Being Jazzy by Quanie Miller

It aint easy being jazzy

If you need a good laugh you MUST, I repeat, MUST pick up the novel about the crazy adventures of Jasmine T. Peacock. I try not to read this one in public because I’m guaranteed to laugh out load at some point. Jazzy’s cousin is dating her ex-boyfriend and Jazzy is dead set on seeking revenge. Luckily, we get to come along for all of her crazy adventures.

The 21 Day Publishing Plan: From First Draft to First Sale in Three Weeks or Less! by Michelle Stimpson

21 day

This guide is written in plain-spoken English that gives the reader a clear-cut plan to self publish his or her work. From drafting, to editing tips, to cover design software and e-publishing. It’s all there. If you’re curious about the world of independent e-publishing, I strongly suggest this how-to guide. Plus, it’s written by a highly successful independent author. So she knows what she’s talking about!

The Other Sister (Sister Series #1) by Leanne Davis

the other sister

In the interest of full disclosure, I actually have not started reading this one yet. But I’m salivating over it, because it sounds absolutely intriguing. It’s under promotion right now, so it’s my favorite price: free! Check it out for yourself and see if it floats your boat.

What’s in your e-reader? I’m always on the prowl for great books, so share below!

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Flash Fiction Friday: “Gettin’ That Coin”

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People love a story about an underdog who came from nothing rising to the top. They like thinking that making it through hard times builds character. But the flip side of the coin is that sometimes going through hard times destroys character. The same person who knows what it’s like to be hungry, knows what it’s like to steal. That person knows what it’s like to feel powerless and worthless and they will do anything to make sure they never feel that way again. So if it means climbing to the top on the backs of others and trusting no one; so be it. Being poor isn’t glamorous and it sure isn’t noble. You show me someone who pushed their way out of poverty and I’ll show you someone who barely remembers who they used to be…That can be a good thing or a bad thing. It depends on the individual, and who’s telling the story.

Technically this is an opening to a future novel, but what’evs. Your thoughts?

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