Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Rebbekah White WOW's everyday with www.advantagemarketingforyou.com


Meet Rebbekah White is a person with heart and mighty talented at what she does. Worthy of all your website and marketing needs! 

"Rebbekah is the genius who does all of the websites for MKSP (Master Koda Select Publishing) and heads up our graphics team.

Rebbekah has been around the internet for eleven years. When she first came online she didn’t even know how to send an attachment in emails – yeah I know, it’s hard to believe because now she is seriously one amazing webmaster and virtual assistant. You can find out more about all the wonderful stuff she does here at this link: (www.advantagemarketingforyou.com)

Just to tease you a bit I will tell you this lady can customize and design wordpress websites, create marketing strategies for product launches, set up newsletters and format books all while dancing an Irish jig on a pool table. Her nifty graphics win awards, and her work ethic is beyond reproach. Does it sound like I love this woman? Yeah, well that’s because I do! Oh and if that’s not enough, she is a radio personality and owns Heal Yourself Talk Radio. (www.healyourselftalk.com)
She started the radio show about 9 years ago as a way to heal her own body, mind and spirit when she was hit with several life altering events that happened one right after the other."
-Kim Mutch Emerson
Owner of MKSP

Testimonial from Marni Spencer Devlin on the work Rebbekah White did for her author website:

"Bekah makes it possible – it’s as simple as that. Before Bekah I had all these ideas about how to grow my business but no way to apply them. I kissed a lot of frogs before I found my Bekah.

Now I just dream it up and sometimes seconds later I can view it on my site. She knows everything about everything, and there’s something she doesn’t know immediately she learns it and can apply it be the next day.

She is the most responsive VA I have ever worked with. Even if she is buried under other work she responds immediately and lets me know why she cannot do it right now and when she can do it. Then she completes it ahead of her own schedule.
I often ask myself – is this heaven? No – it’s Bekah!"

Marni Spencer-Devlin


Testimonial from John Emil Augustine:

Rebbekah has created two incredibly unique and eye-catching book covers for me, and I couldn’t be happier. The first thing I pray for as an author is that my book’s cover will catch my target audience’s eye, and thanks to Rebbekah, my prayer has been answered and more. I get many, many compliments on both my covers. Not only that, she truly is a joy to work with: a good listener, smart, and adaptable with a strong sense of what artwork will “pop.” I wouldn’t go to anyone else for my next book. ~John Emil Augustine

BIO

Rebbekah White of Advantage Marketing for You prides herself at staying on the cutting edge of technology and marketing that works in today’s fast changing world. Some of her specialties include podcasting, audio and video marketing, customized WordPress websites, compelling graphics for eBook covers, Social media integration, mobile website integration and applications.
She continually tests and studies new techniques in order to propel her clients to a greater level of success on the internet.

Rebbekah takes great pride in every project she undertakes and knows what works! She will never suggest a product or marketing technique that she has not used with success herself.
Let Rebbekah White help you make your dreams come true today! 



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While you are on her site be sure to check out her sale on Graphics for your social media marketing.
We all know that pictures tell a story, and grab your readers attention.
I LOVE affirmations and quotes that stand out, and I have created 94 images that you can use in your daily promotions on either Pinterest, Facebook, or other Social Media websites.
Some of the images are large enough for you to use as a desktop backdrop! I have found this very useful when using affirmations that will help me reach a certain goal I have set for myself.
Many of the background photos were taken by myself over the past few months…..when I started back into my photography as a hobby I never realized how much fun it would be to use my own photos for creating images that others could share on the internet with quotes and affirmations.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Check out K.D. Emerson's YA Book Digutus 233 and go for a wild ride!



Kim is the author of the awesome YA book,Digitus 233. We are just waiting word for book two in the series to be released. Being left on the end of a cliff for this long is a cold thing to do to her fans but I know this next book will be worth the wait. You can count on that!

"When Zeph, the adventurous son of a millionaire hid in the cargo hold of the Learjet carrying his brother Zander to camp he had no idea there was anything dark or ominous going on. That was until he watched Zander ejected from the plane onto a barren arctic island and Zeph, trapped on the plane, found himself headed for South America. Will he be able to expose the truth behind Digitus, the world's dominant corporation, or will they succeed in their sinister plan to control his brother and destroy the world?
This is more than an action packed book series; it's a wakeup call to the world. Will we allow ourselves to go blindly into slavery or will we stand up and fight for freedom and our basic human rights before it's too late?"


What K.D. Emerson has this to say to her readers.

Thanks to all the readers of my work and for your precious input. I don’t think you realize how much it means to me. Each one of you has given me a gift with your kind words. May God bless you in every step you take and may your life be filled with that glorious peace that passes all understanding.

~What Readers are saying ~

  • This book has a fascinating storyline and great characters with hidden talents. When I got to the end, I kept trying to flip to the next page before I realized it was a cliffhanger. No! I MUST know what happens next! ~ Laurie Boris
  • Looking for fantastic characters and a breath-holding, heart-pounding, hair-raising edge of your seat good time? Then look no further, Digitus 233 has it all ~ Maria
  • This knocked The Hunger Games right out of the running for me (and that's one of my favorites!) ~ Dominique
  • This sort of tale-spinning takes TALENT! All I've gotta say is this: KD - you'd better get the sequel written pretty darn quickly...!! ~ Liberty
  • Digitus 233 is an excellent example of an author whose characters look and sound real, and whose behaviour - while not always exemplary - rings true to me ~ Lynette
  • If you're a teacher, this is a book that is sure to capture the interest of your entire class! If you're a parent with a reluctant reader, I'd definitely suggest downloading this book to get him/her interested in reading! ~ Anne

Author Bio and links:

 K.D. Emerson loves writing thought provoking and action filled stories that bring her readers back for more. Although her writings deal with the evils of the world, she dishes out healthy doses of laughter and fun along the way.
K.D. spends her free time wrangling wild horses, rafting down the Amazon, hang gliding on a toothpick and when she's awake you will find her working on her next adventure or assisting other authors in creating their dreams.

Author blog
Publisher Website
Connect with her on Facebook
Twitter connection: @MstrKoda
Amazon Author Page


Fateful Night and Darkest Day by K.R. Hughes and T.L. Burns!

Fateful Night and Darkest Day by writing team K.R. Hughes and T.L. Burns is a series to watch out for with book three in the works. 
These two lovelies are built to perfection with both beauty and brains. Their "What she Knew" trilogy is filled with historical events, mega gossip and tons of suspense!
What is Marilyn lived?



Did Marilyn Monroe commit suicide? Did someone get away with an elaborate plot to murder the famous sex goddess? On that “Fateful Night” in August 1962 find out what may have happened to her and why she was killed. Many argue that she was involved in way too many secrets from different factions of the world. She was a smart woman who could play the dumb blonde to attain her stardom yet she unwittingly learned of conspiracy plots and political threats that would not only end her life but that of the current president, John F. Kennedy.

In this fast paced suspense every major player of the early sixties is involved, from the world politicians, to the Rat Pack, to Hollywood, and the mafia. What if Marilyn Monroe had lived and what if what she knew could have saved JFK?
Fact or fiction? What if....

Darkest Day
On the tragic day of John F. Kennedy's assassination, the nation mourns the loss of a president who stood for radical change and whose charisma carried him through the masses with never before seen devotion. Kennedy's determination to pay the U.S. back for his good fortune never wavered, with a presidency riddled in strife from the Cuban Missile Crisis to the Cold War and finally to the Vietnam conflict nothing was easy for him. 

In this fictional novel, Kennedy isn't on a world tour or even in Texas in 1963. Instead he is in the Alps recovering from back surgery, a ruse that he had planned with Bobby, and his double months in advance of the tour. With the oval office tapped and the ever present Bobby running interference there was little likelihood that anyone would realize this was not the president. In fact, no one did.

Now, the world believes their beloved president is dead, there is no going back for Jack. While the decisions are difficult, it is far better to leave his 'death' alone than to risk political failure for his family clan and ridicule for his young widow.

Kennedy must now take on another face, name, and identity. Who is behind the assassination? What was the ultimate goal in killing the president? Was it to topple the American government and take down the Kennedy's with it? Find out in this action packed conspiracy novel.

Author BIO’s
K R Hughes is a native Texan with a degree in English.  She has written historical fiction novels under the pen name Kymber Lee.  Treasured Love is published by Tate Publishing can be purchased at any major book seller.  Look for other titles coming in 2014.  Hughes helps with literacy programs and tutors college students.
T L Burns is from California and is the foremost researcher extraordinaire and historical guru in this adventure.  Burns has spent the majority of her adult life working with at risk kids and adults.
K.R. currently resides in Atlanta, GA and T.L. currently resides in Las Vegas, NV. Though the distance between them makes it more challenging to write, the two authors do their best to write, research and market every chance they get. They both feel it is important to encourage budding authors to follow their dreams, and they do so every chance they get.
Fateful Night, book one in the What She Knew Trilogy is available on Amazon in Kindle format. The authors anticipate the paperback version to be out soon.
Book two, Darkest Day, is also available on Amazon in Kindle format.
Book three, the final sequel of the trilogy, is in the works.

Links


You can purchase either book at the following links:
International link for Fateful Night


International link for Darkest Day 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Altered by Dianne Gardner is on sale for 99¢ on amazon.com!



Dianne Gardner's new book, Altered is on sale for 99¢ on Amazon.com.  It seems everything she touches is golden.

 This courageous YA story that has mystery, adventure, humanity and creativity.

The Privatol invades American soil, and crops propel the engine. Uncontrollable tyranny has succeeded in dictating where people live, what they do, and what they eat. When Abree, a spunky twelve-year-old is taken away to learn the process of modifying seed to Newly Constructed Food she discovers an evil plan that could alter the fate of the human race, and a way out if only she can escape to tell the others.

My Review
Altered is a sophisticated story with many layers in the edgy plot. Within the first few lines I was lost into this dramatic eye-opening story. The writing is impeccable and so descriptive that you can see the characters with your very own eyes, or your imagination, that is. The authors use of language is poetic and yet readable. This is a very easy story to follow and an adventure that takes you right in. Every emotion is felt and this tale becomes personal.

I really enjoyed this suspenseful satisfying escape as I was captured and raptured into the unknown. Hoping for a peaceful resolve. This tale is clever, chilling and wildly compelling. So much so that I read Altered in one sitting. I must applaud the author. This is not just a YA book but one I think everyone would find entertaining. Highly recommend checking this book out. It is a rare beauty.

This is a story of survival and fighting for what you believe is right. Empowering for both males and females.


Excerpt~

Lights filled the van as the trooper’s car closed in. Ivana’s heart leapt to her throat when red and blue flashers invaded their vehicle. A siren sounded. Ivana pulled over and rolled down her window, but she didn’t turn the engine off. She dared not look into the back of the van for fear she’d give away her friends’ camouflage. Every movement she made could be used against her. She bit into her gum and tried to calm her racing heartbeat.



Bio
The Pacific Northwest is my home. After living in the dry desert of Arizona for over 23 years, I tired of always praying for rain, so I decided to come and get it on my own. Gray skies and deep forests give way to the most glorious summers you could ever imagine. Not to mention the abundance of berries, clams, oysters, salmon, fruits of all kinds, to me the Puget Sound area of Washington is the richest place in the world. 
I have seven children, all grown. Sixteen grandchildren that need stories written, and so they are my inspiration.

People always find it fascinating that I lived in a mud house for over 13 years, hauling water from the well in a bucket, cooking on a wood stove, planting blue corn in desert washes, and generally living out of the box. Some of these experiences are tapped into my novels. 
My website is http://gardnersart.com You’ll find books, audios, artwork and how our movie production is coming along on that site.

Dianne Gardner, an award winning author, is also an illustrator living in the Pacific Northwest, USA. She's an active member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and the National League of American Pen Women. Her Ian’s Realm series is published by PDMI Publishing LLC along with four short stories in the A Tale of the Four Wizards series. Her most recent book Altered will be published this year by Master Koda Publishing. She writes for middle grade and young adults targeting boys and adventure loving girls, and the young at heart.
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Friday, April 25, 2014

Author Angie Martin's fabulous book Conduit is Free on Amazon.com!


Conduit (An Emily Monroe Novel)


How do you hide from a killer when he's in your mind? 

Emily Monroe conceals her psychic gift from the world, but her abilities are much too strong to keep hidden from an equally gifted killer. A savvy private investigator, she discreetly uses her psychic prowess to solve cases. When the police ask her to assist on a new case, she learns the killer they seek is not only psychic, but is targeting her. 

The killer wants more than to invade her mind; he wants her. Believing they are destined for each other, he uses his victims as conduits to communicate with her, and she hears their screams while they are tortured. She opens her minds to help the victims, but it gives him a portal that he uses to lure her to him. With the killer taking over her mind, she must somehow stop him before she becomes his next victim.

My Review

Conduit grabs hold and doesn’t let go until the end. I was swept away by the never ending drama, mystery and intrigue. Glued to the pages. Very interesting premise that unfolds before your eyes in the most entertaining way. It was easy to get caught up in this psychological thriller that is filled with mystery and intense knock em out of the park scenes. One after another. This is not only a thriller and suspense novel but at the same time it is blended with the supernatural.

This well written book is definitely worth the read. Such a great escape that captivated my senses and overwhelmed my thoughts. I have to congratulate this author for coming up with such a riveting plot that blew me away. I would highly recommend this book to all my friends who are looking for a suspenseful escape.

What if you had psychic abilities and knew you were being stalked by a serial killer but you didn’t know where he was or how to stop him?

"David stopped listening to her spouting our worthless reasons to live and studied the animation in her eyes and face. She believed her pitiful reasons for living would work with him, that she was so indispensable to the rest of the world and deserved to live. What she didn't realize was that what she would accomplish with her death would overshadow everything she had done in life."



"the three o'clock in the morning sessions" is a poetry collection of works written over the span of almost fifteen years. This book also contains two short stories, "the door" and "brief love". All of the works deal with lost love or almost loves.

My review

the three o’clock in the morning sessions by Angie Martin made me feel for the girl writing these poems. I have felt her sadness and self-doubts. She writes from her heart as she pours out her soul onto these pages filled with real-life emotions. These gripping pieces touched me as I found a connection. We are not alone in our feelings in this vast world of ours. It’s so good that there are writers like this can share in such a way that you can feel this kind of bond.

The authors words filled me with thoughts of my own life. My mistakes, my sad moments and then again my complete joy. This is a beautiful collection that I am sure to read over and over again.


“it all began with a kiss”

it all began with a kiss
one stormy, summer night
on my back porch
under the sky
we gave the stars their light
it all began with a kiss
so gentle, soft, and true
i gave you my heart
my life and my soul
as into your world i flew
it all began with a kiss
then days turned into years
we fell in love
and when i cried
it was joyful tears
it all began with a kiss
i knew together we could fly
but then one cold
dark winter’s night
it all ended with goodbye





Rachel Thomas longs for normalcy, but if she stops running she could die...or worse. Chased by a past that wishes to imprison her, haunted by dreams that seek to destroy her, Rachel finds solace in a love she could not predict. A love she cannot deter. 

Mark Jacobson is the man who never needed love. He has his bookstore, his bachelorhood, and his freedom. In the moment he meets Rachel Thomas, he is swept into a world he never knew existed. One filled with the purest of love. One filled with betrayal, lies, and murder. 

Now Rachel and Mark are forced to face her past. The truth may kill them both. 

Reviews for False Security: 

"...an emotionally gripping thriller." ~ The Wichita Eagle 

"Fast-paced suspense and passionate romance. Each twist made me want to read on. The ending left me hungering for more. False Security is a winner." ~ R. Troyan Krause, author of 'The Works of the Flesh’


My Review

This fascinating book has a way of taking the reader by the hand and welcomes you right in. There is a realistic feel to it that kept me interested and wanting to more. There is nothing fancy about the writing which makes it easy to follow and get lost into the suspenseful narrative.

False Security is a well written suspenseful ride. What an emotional intriguing read. I devoured this book in just one sitting because I wanted to know what would happen next. The mysteries caught my attention and glued me to the pages. So fun. This story has a great plot with many sides. The romantic aspect was really touching and added to this powerful plot. I was intrigued by Rachel and her secrets.

"Despite knowing her relationship with Mark was the cause of the dream, Rachel could not bring herself to stop seeing him. He drew her to him in a way she could not explain or control. Even though she knew the time would come when she must leave him, she couldn't bring herself to entertain the thought of her life without him."


Bio

I live in California with my husband, two cats and beloved dog. I grew up in Wichita, Kansas and have lived all over the United States. My entire life has revolved around imaginary worlds contained within the covers of a book. My aunt introduced me to Stephen King and a little book called Christine in eighth grade, and my life was never the same.
My debut suspense novel, "False Security" was re-released in October 2013. "Conduit" (a psychological thriller with a paranormal twist) was released March 5, 2014. I am hard at work on many projects that I cannot wait to share with all of you!
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The Adventures of Cecilia Spark - the Mystical Mountains of Terra (Book 2 in the series) by Ngaire Elder is Free on amazon.com!


The Adventures of Cecilia Spark - the Mystical Mountains of Terra(Book 2 in the series) by Ngaire Elder is #free for now.
Amazon
Spain

A race against time. Good versus evil. The Sceptre of Malvado is at risk of falling into the wrong hands, and Soldier's fate depends on its recovery. Can Cecilia and Soldier find the sceptre before the total eclipse of the sun or will someone else beat them to it? 
Another gripping adventure for Cecilia Spark, with lots of thrills and spills along the way. 
Suitable for 5-8 year old boys and girls. 
Illustrated novel. 



The Adventures of Cecilia Spark - the Brimstone Forest

This is the story about a girl called Cecilia who is captured by a witch whilst she is bug hunting in her garden. The witch takes Cecilia to her witchwam in the Brimstone Forest and she is locked in a cage. 
This is the start of Cecilia's enchanting adventure. As the story unravels we read about her encounter with the snapdragon plants, her entrapment in a dragon net and her meeting with the Troglosauruses. 
Can Cecilia outwit her captor and find her way home? Get ready for the adventure of a life time and meet the mesmerizing characters and creatures from Brimstone Forest. 
The story is beautifully illustrated throughout - creator Peter Maddocks. His illustrations capture the magic and charm of this spellbinding adventure. 

This is the first book in the new series - The Adventures of Cecilia Spark. 

Target audience - 5-8 years old. Great book for reading aloud. 

Extract from Amazon review posted 09 February 2012 - "What an enchanting tale ... The descriptions of Cecilia Spark's adventure magically transport the reader into her world ... the wonderful illustrations really bring the story and its characters alive ..." LNC.



The Adventures of Cecilia Spark: Dragon's Star 

“The creature had been disturbed. Swishing its tail, it sailed effortlessly towards the noise source. It could clearly see something at the edge of the water ...The giant water creature was getting closer and closer to its substantial meal. With one final flick of its powerful tail, it would be over.” 

Cecilia Spark is in a race against time. Her challenge is to save the last Millennium Dragon, captured by a hideous Knight of Darkness, and reunite him with the star that gives him his power. With Orson, Ractus and Pacha by her side, Cecilia must rescue Fuego and save the Land of Dragons from an endless, desperate gloom. 

Harassed by crooked imps, captured in the lair of a giant spider, lost in the darkest of dungeons and threatened by a hidden river monster, will Cecilia and her brave friends succeed in their quest? 

Illustrated novel. Age range 4 to 9 year old boys and girls. 

www.ceciliaspark.com



Bio

Ngaire Elder, author of The Adventures of Cecilia Spark novels, is a natural storyteller whose love of animals is reflected in her work.
Ngaire was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, where she spent most of her childhood playing with her brother and her imaginary friends. As a child, she wrote plays, just for fun, but it would be years before her first book was ultimately published.
After college and university, Ngaire embarked on a career in the health and safety sector. As a Health and Safety Advisor, she was instrumental in implementing health and safety laws in the workplace. After meeting her husband, she chose a new occupation, and became a full-time wife and mother.
In the past decade, Ngaire has managed to balance a writing career and family commitments. She has participated in reading events at primary schools in County Derry, Northern Ireland, and has taught English to young children participating in the Spanish school system's extracurricular activity programme. She has been interviewed extensively by European and American bloggers, and her work has been featured in Indie Author News, British Indie Fiction, and the Coleraine Times.

Ngaire is a passionate supporter of horse rescue, having volunteered in a rescue center in southern Spain. She is actively involved in fund raisers supporting not only local rescue centers, but also for international programs, such as saving the wild mustangs in the Pryor Mountain range in Montana.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Lynne and Hope by Joey Paul



Joey Paul has fast become one of my favorite YA authors. She brings me back to a more innocent time in my life when I got so much enjoyment from reading books like Harriet the Spy and the Nancy Drew Mysteries. I love her spunk, sarcastic wit and her zest for life. All those things surely come out in her stories.

Today I am sharing Lynne and Hope but this is just one of many great books that Miss Paul has written in her short life. In my mind she might just be the next best thing! Just adjust to the UK way of saying things and her books will make you cheer for the outcast and laugh like a hyena. 

Lynne and Hope  are sisters – they share parents, living space, but that’s pretty much it. 

Until one day when Lynne has to run and rely on the sister she hates to save her. 

If Hope fails, Lynne’s going to jail and she can kiss her perfect job goodbye, but if she succeeds will Lynne be able to swallow her pride and see Hope for who she really is?

My Review:

I absolutely love this authors relatable, touchable, and easy writing style and the ongoing sarcastic humor. She has a way of taking you in as if you've been there the whole time. There is a realness to this story (and the authors others) that not only pull on your heartstrings but connects you as a reader. Reminds me of my favorite children's author, Judy Blume in the way the author allows you to make the story your own. This is not a compliment to take lightly as I can't recall ever saying this about another writer. It's a real gift to tell a story where it's reader instantly connects.

Lynne & Hope is a meaningful story that could be real though it is labeled as fiction. I believed ever line, every bit of of conversational style dialog, every morsel I ate up and felt a connection. I so enjoyed the humorous moments that had me laughing out loud. So clever and oh so entertaining! Even though the main character Hope is paralyzed it is never a pity party. This is a touching, upbeat story that I so enjoyed.

This mystery is so intriguing that if you are anything like me you won't want to do anything else but read so you can find out what happens.

Excerpt~

"Is your sister upstairs?" Ah, now I didn't want to lie and say she was but at the same time I wasn't about to announce that I didn't know where she was on account of her doing a runner.
"I don't know," I lied. Though it wasn't really a lie because she could be upstairs in a hotel somewhere and Mum hadn't really defined which upstairs she meant. Okay, so it was a lie.



Joey is 32, disabled, a writer and part time student studying towards a degree in Health and Social Care. She loves to write and is at the moment working on her eleventh and twelfth books, as well as preparing her seventh book for publication. She started writing when she was medically retired from her job at the age of 19. Her first book was released in 2005 and after a brief time away, her second one was released in 2011. In addition to writing books, she also enjoys reading them and can often be found resting in bed with a good book, a cat and an ukulele.

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