Hello & Author Spotlight

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Hello everyone!

How are you doing? Hope all the mothers out there had a GREAT Mother’s Day this past Sunday. I didn’t have any money to buy my mom anything, but she loves it when I make something from the heart, so I just drew her a card. I wanted to create a post to say Hi because it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything and to spotlight an author who is doing a Blog Hop and I offered to post her book on here. So, below, you will find information on Lisa Litberg and the links to her book “Free”.

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Author Bio:

For as long as she can remember, Lisa Litberg has loved to write.  Over the years she has amassed quite a collection of short stories and poetry, but Free is her first novel.  A high school teacher for 15 years, she tries to empower her urban students with the written word.  When she isn’t writing or teaching, Lisa might be dancing, playing guitar, practicing aerial arts, or hanging out in her Chicago home with her son Trevor watching The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones.

My webpage/blogis at www.lisalitberg.com.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LisaSLitberg
Twitter: @lisalit2

 

Book Blurb:

Since leaving home at the age of 18, Free has traveled the country trying to find a place to call home.  Her travels afford a variety of experiences, from following the Grateful Dead to waitressing in Chicago to selling jewelry in New Orleans’ French Market, but nothing seems to quell her sense of unrest.  All the while her estranged brother Alfie is in her thoughts.  Once she finds him, perhaps she’ll finally feel at home.  But her world is filled with bad choices and temptations, and Free must rise above these in order to find her place. 

 The reader will feel as if they are traveling right alongside Free in this moving coming-of-age story. 

 

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Hello everyone! Bunch of stuff today!

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Hi all!!!!!

Yeah, I know, it’s been FOREVER since I’ve posted anything. Ah, let’s see…sometime in December because I remember writing about New Years and such. Well, a LOT has happened since then. My year has been going great so far. I am almost finished with the first book in my Series, “Cupid’s Cyber Connection”. Gotta do a little reviewing and seeing if I have to add anything to it. I’ve started a book cover service as well, so if anyone needs a book cover made for their book, visit the website: Jamie’s Book Designs – Book Cover Service. I have also created a Facebook page for it if you want to check it out and “Like” it. I’m also promoting my author page a little more, which I am proud to say has 285 Likes! Here is the page if you’d like to check it out: Jamie L. Kaplan – Author and here is the link to the Book Cover service FB page: Jamie’s Book Designs – Facebook Page. If you all could help and spread the word to other authors out there, I would be so appreciative. I do charge for my book covers, so please read the Price List carefully, then send in your requests using the form I have on the Book Cover Form page. The instructions are on the page, but if you do have other questions, you can e-mail me at JamieLKaplan@hotmail.com (There is a contact form on the website as well). So far, the page as 8 Likes, which isn’t bad. Here is the cover I have chosen for the book series and I may keep it throughout the series, and just change the book number.

Cupid's Cyber Connection Cover 3Let me know what you think about it. I believe that this book will do better than my last three books. I’ve also thought about dabbling in Children’s books. Since I’ve been sick with Sinusitis and had a double ear infection (still dealing with it, ugh), I’ve decided to write a Children’s book about how being sick is no fun. I think children will like it. Parents can read it their kids when their sick, it will make them feel better. Well, that’s all I have for right now. I will try to update much sooner than before haha.

Until next time!

Jamie

 

Happy New Year and Book Promo!

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Hello everyone!!!

Happy New Year!!!! Hard to believe it’s now 2015! I hope everyone had a GREAT Christmas and got everything they wanted, and I hope that everyone has a very blessed, and wonderous 2015. I have a book that I’d like to promote. A good friend of mine wrote it and it is her first ebook on Amazon so I thought I would try to help her out and get her book some publicity. Here is the link if you’d like to check it out: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00RW16ARC. The the book is called “The Bingo Caller” and the synopsis sounds very interesting. And if you’d like to talk to her personally, her Facebook link is: https://www.facebook.com/xanxa.symanah. I would love to get back into promoting books so if you know anyone who’s writing and selling on Amazon, tell them to e-mail me at JamieLKaplan@hotmail.com with their book information, a little blurb about themselves, and any Facebook/Twitter/etc links they may have. I’ve been trying to write a story myself but it’s just not coming to me. I have a good beginning, but I’m stuck from there. My writing muse disappeared on me. Not sure where he went, haha. Hopefully, he’ll come back to my conscious soon and I can start writing again. I can post the beginning here so you guys can read it and provide feedback if you’d like. Well, please check out my friend’s book and I hope you guys like it. 🙂

Until next time…
Jamie

Hi! Just a little blurb…

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Hello everyone!

Just wanted to post a little blurb saying hi and that I hope everyone has a very Happy Thanksgiving! It’s so unbelievable how it’s already almost the end of November, and that we’ll soon be going into the Christmas holiday! It seems like this year has just FLOWN by! What are some of the things you guys are thankful for? I’m thankful for my family, friends, my two cats, my writing talent, my education, and more importantly, I’m thankful for being here on this Earth and for God giving me the air to breathe and life to live! Are there any traditions you guys do for the holidays, especially around Thanksgiving/Christmas? With me, I just spend time at home with my family, eat a big meal, then just relax and sleep it off haha. Do any of you participate in Black Friday shopping? I do not! Haha! I don’t want to be trampled by the crowds just to get something that I can always get later. If I want it that bad, I’ll just convince myself that I don’t really need it right now. Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts on the holidays and my questions up above. 🙂 Also, I’m trying to think of a new idea for a new book. I’m thinking about doing a holiday story, but it wouldn’t be published unti that particular holiday. For example, if I do a Thanksgiving type story, I won’t put it out until Nov. of next year, and the same for Christmas. If you guys have any suggestions for a story, let me know in the comments. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Great Book News!!!

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Hello everyone!

I have some great book news for you all! I finished my latest book, “Killer Instinct”, last night, and I have now uploaded it onto Amazon, but it won’t be available until at least tomorrow because it has to have 12 hours for it to be reviewed and published. I have also created a paperback version on CreateSpace, so as soon as that one passes review, I will edit this post and put up both of the links for Amazon and CreateSpace (Which CreateSpace will put the paperback version on Amazon anyway so I will just put both the Kindle and Paperback Amazon links here). It has taken me countless months to complete this book and I feel like I did a better job on this one than I did on “Online Innocence” and “Death on the Aisle”. I took my time on this one. Just thought I’d post and let you all know that “Killer Instinct” is now finished and in the works of being published for your buying/reading pleasure! 🙂

Edit: Here are the links for the Kindle version, as well as the Paperback version. Right now through Oct. 30th, you can get the book for free on Kindle. The paperback version is $3.79. If you like the book, spread the word to your friends and family who like Suspense/Thriller/Horror novels!

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Killer-Instinct-Jamie-Kaplan-ebook/dp/B00OSQ8LXU (Free until Oct. 30th)
Paperback: https://www.createspace.com/5066071 ($3.99)

Until next time!

Jamie L Kaplan

Eighteen Months to Live by Rachele Baker

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Eighteen Months to LiveDr. Rachele Baker is a veterinarian and author living in California. She published Eighteen Months To Live in 2012. Eighteen Months To Live is the real life story of Rachele’s mother, Midge Rylander, in Midge’s final months of life. Eighteen Months To Live contains the daily journal Midge kept as well as letters she wrote to Rachele after her diagnosis with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Rachele wrote the heartfelt prologue, epilogue, and narration. It is a heart-wrenching yet heart-warming and inspirational story.

Author Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6657674.Rachele_Baker

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RacheleBakerDVM

DVM Website: http://rachelebaker.com/

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Eighteen Months

“Ensuing Darkness” by Sabrina Giles!

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Ensuing Darkness

(The Dark Chronicles: Book 1)

Back Cover blurb

Kota’s hometown is harboring more secrets than she ever imagined.

Hunting, partying, and hanging with the guys has made up the most of her frustratingly simple life, and she’s looking hard for something else. Something new. Unfortunately for her, she gets her wish senior year when a family of dancers comes Waltzing into her life.

Unbeknownst to Kota however, the Peters are hiding dark secrets and a dark past that’s still chasing them. Their dangerous mission needs to go perfectly, but when the twins get mixed up in a taboo romance with Kota and her best friend Sue, things get nasty for everyone.

Driven by her inexhaustible curiosity and the disturbing effect the Peters have on her, Kota starts pushing her way towards the truth without hesitation. All at once, she’s surrounded by everything she never knew existed, and now more than just her life is in danger.

So be careful what you wish for…

((^^ just a little something I added onto back cover & they can use it if they like. They can also use the phrase below as a hook in their posts or something. The phrase below is written on the front cover.))

Careful what you wish for… it might kill you.

An Upper YA Paranormal Fantasy

Links

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22741543-ensuing-darkness

Amazon (Print): http://www.amazon.com/Ensuing-Darkness-Dark-Chronicles-Volume/dp/1500519391/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1405680527&sr=8-2&keywords=ensuing+darkness

Teaser:

“― I said I would protect you from anything, right? Well, I will, but there’s something about them that puts my teeth on edge.”

I really couldn’t blame Louis, I mean, they were vampires. Regardless of the fact that I’d slept an entire night at their house and left without a single bite mark or puncture wound of any kind, it was in their nature. I also couldn’t help feeling a little more on his side now that I knew the truth, but it was a big struggle now that the shock of it had lifted. On the one hand, Connelly was a vampire, a blood-sucking monster who could rip me to shreds with a flick of his wrist, but on the other hand, he had saved me from Randy. He had saved me, and that action in and of itself was what stopped me running away when he had shown his true form. That single act was what was keeping me… transfixed.

Excerpt:

As the rock connected with my head, my vision blurred and blackness threatened to overcome me. I blinked it away temporarily, more tears from the pain sliding down my face, and looked up at him. How could this be happening? I never, in all my life, thought he would… The world was spinning and I was beginning to feel nauseous. He was saying something, but it was like I was under water. I felt bile rising in my throat and started to say I was going to puke when he was suddenly off of me.

I rolled over and wretched. When I looked up, I saw him flying backwards through the air, being carried by something with huge claws. Whatever it was, it was too covered in shadows to make anything out clearly, but I didn’t deliberate on it too much. I wiped the bile from my lips and staggered into a run that steadily increased in speed.

Then out of nowhere, something big slammed into the ground in front of me, and I smacked into it before I could stop. I fell to the ground, my dizziness returning and the corners of my vision became rimmed in blackness. I squinted and forced myself to focus as the mound of billowing smoke moved and grew taller, showing what lay beneath the shroud. I started backpedalling as I took in the sight. Eyes as red as blood stared down at me, while a wide mouth showed sharp teeth and let more smoke fall with every breath. Its body was a dark gray and covered in short fur that still showed all the muscle underneath. The huge wings, which were made of sinew with small hooks at the tips, were open and ready while one of the claw-like hands reached out for me. I’m hallucinating. I’m hallucinating. I have a concussion and I’m hallucinating. I kept repeating in my head, but no matter how many times I thought it, it wasn’t helping me calm down. It seemed too real.

I screamed like I’d never screamed before and turned to run, but the smoke was already too close. I could smell chocolate, vanilla, and peppermint? Then smoke from a campfire and the smell of the forest. I slowed my escape, as the smell of the smoke overtook me. I became light-headed and lethargic. What’s going on? Why am I… why am I moving so slow? What the… hell is that thing? I shook my head, but that just made it worse and I had to lay on the ground to steady myself. “Wha…wha…” I tried to speak, but it was like my mouth wouldn’t work.

The creature walked up to me slowly, looking me over, and I squinted up at it as my vision worsened. I tried to fight whatever was happening to me and shook my head. “Please…” I fought with my mouth to form the word. “Plea… se…” It just looked at me for a minute, and then started reaching for me when everything went black.

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“Kota, I’m begging you, stop right now before something bad happens. Before you get hurt.” On these last words, I had to stop. That was too close to what was really going on and I was suddenly on guard. Does he know their secret too? How?

“Louis, what exactly are you talking about?” I was nervous and scared. If he knew, they were in big trouble, but if he didn’t know, I didn’t want to give away anything that would make him suspect. “How do you think they’re going to hurt me?”

“Kota, listen,” he said, turning to completely face me now. “I’ve known people like them and they never do any good. These people are different in a bad way, and you may not see it truly now, but trust me, you will soon. Something will happen.”

“What if you’re wrong? What if they’re just different and they do do good?”

“If they’re just different, then they’re still drifters, and that means that what you and Connelly have isn’t going to last. He’s going to leave, and then you’ll be left. Hurt.” He sat up straighter now and added, “Either way you look at it, you’re gonna end up hurt if you stay with them ― Either physically or emotionally.”

I was trying to ignore how much his words hit me, and part of me thought I was getting so mad because I didn’t want them to be true. I couldn’t back down though, not now. I was too deep into it now to quit. I knew too much, and even though it had become dangerous, I was going to have to stick it out. I couldn’t let them down. “Then who should I be with? You?”

He looked surprised for a minute and then shrugged, saying, “Well, you know, I’ve always ―”

“That’s just the problem,” I interrupted. “Instead of just being a friend, you’re acting out of jealousy because you want me to be with you.”

“Kota, that’s not what I meant, and you know it.”

“How do I know for sure?”

“You know me, that’s how! I’m your best friend!”

“If you were really doing this all along just to get with me, then you weren’t really a friend at all.” The words were out before I could stop them and I bit my tongue. We both looked surprised and his face changed from being angry to being extremely hurt.

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