Caylee Anthony

Caylee Anthony

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Hidden Under the Surface Review

Today I want to share with you my review of Hidden Under the Surface by Michelle Heron. I hope everyone can get themselves a copy and enjoy.


 

  I absolutely loved this book! I have definitely found another author I can love and enjoy all of their books. The characters were amazing and so well-written. With a terrific storyline this book is a definite five star read. Michelle Heron has gained a new lifelong fan with this one!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Review of Bloody Coffee

Hi guys! Today I am sharing with you about a book that I was excited to read. Bloody Coffee by Michelle Dim-St Pierre. First I'll tell you about the book and then I'll share my review of the book




A complex, suspenseful, and engrossing tale of doubts, trust, budding romance, and two bullets.

Eighteen-year-old Leigh arrives at a Tel Aviv hospital, seeking information about her probable father, Dr. Sloan, who had a cardiac arrest right after they met for the first time. As she stands next to her father's bed and watches him, her past, present and future collide. Despite the advice of those around her, Leigh decides to face the challenges of the legal system in Israel. She obtains a court order for a paternity test and confronts Sloan. During her quest to find the truth about her biological father, Leigh is exposed to violent religious intolerance, faces life in a country where church and state are not separate, and meets the man who may be her first true love. Will she change her view of the world she thought she knew? Will she forgive her mother? Will a gunshot change her attitude towards her probable father? And, what will she say to Steve, the only father she ever really had?
·         Paperback: 332 pages
·         Publisher: Mountain Abor Press; 1st edition (April 22, 2019)
·         ISBN-10: 163183522X
·         ISBN-13: 978-1631835223


About the Author:  

Michelle Dim-St. Pierre was born in Tel-Aviv, Israel, where she spent more than half of her life before relocating to the United States.

She lived through four wars and served in the Israel Defense Forces for two years. Unlike her first year of service in an armored division in the Golan Heights, she served her second year serving in the medical corps where she interacted directly with the injured soldiers of the Peace of Galilee war and their families. This interaction, along with the exposure to the hospital atmosphere, fascinated Michelle and further touched her heart.  She went on to get a BS degree in Nursing in Tel-Aviv, and practiced internationally for 32 years in various positions in the surgical field and quickly advanced into health care administration. During her career she worked in the Operating Room, Recovery Room, and CCU—along with many other duties.

Writing was Michelle’s outlet at first, but it soon became her passion. Now, she is a full-time writer. Her international background, along with her military and nursing experience is always at the tip of her pen. Her 
first novel, Pinnacle Lust, started the Pinnacle trilogy and won the Beach Book Festival in the Romance category, as well as received several honorable mentions in other book contests. It was published to rave reviews.

Michelle is a world traveler who enjoys cooking epicurean food and creating original recipes. She currently splits her time between Florida and Georgia, where she is at work on her next two books. 


And now for my review:

Bloody Coffee by Michelle Dim-St Pierre was an amazing book! It was a gripping, suspenseful tale. I was hooked from the first line. The story never let's up with the thrilling action! Don't miss this terrific book! It's a definite five star read!!!








Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Spicing Up My Life Anthology Release Day!!!!

       Hey guys! Today on the blog we are featuring The release of a brand new anthology. I am honored to have been a part of this anthology. My story is called New Beginnings and features Sage and Cardamom.






***Brand New Release***

Spicing Up My Life Anthology 
Various Authors 

Release Date ~ June 4, 2019

Contributing Authors:
Renee Allene, Toni Bolton, Tiffany Carby, Jessie Chick, Chandra TruLove Fry, Mia Holmberg, Katie Jaarsveld, Lorah Jaiyn, Cassandra Jones, Freya LeCrow, Rena Marin, E.S. McMillan, Paula Phillips, Samantha Rae, Fey Simmons, Judy Swinson, Laurie Treacy, Thea Valentine, Lynn Walker

Synopsis ~ Spice Island Animal Shelters are located all over the world and help provide solace to animals in need. Our shelters seek to find the perfect home for each of our pets and we send them home with a "spicy" nickname that matches their personality. In the pages of this book, you will find out the authors perfect matches. We encourage you to support your local animal shelter and adopt a friend for life.
All proceeds will benefit the Citrus County Animal Shelter


Get your copy today and help out a good cause! Until next time, Happy Reading and Later Days!!!!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Authors and their readers

Today I want to talk to you about authors and their readers. As an author I appreciate all of my readers. I for one am very glad they like my work and share it with their friends. As a reader I love sharing my favorite authors with anyone who will listen to me.
So, you're probably thinking, where is she going with this post? I think something needs to be said about certain people treating others bad for sharing an author's books and not being on that author's street team.
That's no way for authors to get fans. If you have fans who are out to make people feel bad, then you need new fans. If people who are on your street team want to make other readers feel that they should stop sharing books all together, they are not doing their job as a street team member. If they were really willing to be on your street team they would be happy and excited to have others share your work.  That's the whole point of a street team.
To have someone so upset that they want to walk away from the book world, that's just bullying. It's ridiculous and uncalled for.
As authors we need to face the facts. In this day and age we need all the help we can get to sell our books. Don't let anyone on your street team be manipulative or mean to your fans, or those who want to be your fans.
As an author it makes me ashamed to be a part of the book world that let's our readers be treated this way. It's times like this that I want to walk away from it myself.
Treat others with respect and make sure your street team does the same!!! If not, you could possibly lose a lot of readers.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Susan Meachen Contest

Today is a very special post for a good friend of mine. Author Susan Meachen is having a little contest in her design group. Check it out, you will love her cover designs!!




Here's what she had to say:

 My design group needs to grow which means I got to do something good to get it moving. Invite your Friends, co-writers, your favorite blogger. Why might you ask? Whoever has the most votes by the end of the weekend wins a FREE Cover of Your Choice even if it's a $60 cover and I found this while cleaning my desk this morning Signed Copy
My Giveaway All Mine
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2296443400623482/


Go see if you like anything and have fun!!!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Review of Black Madonna and a Giveaway too!!

Today I will be sharing my review of the book Black Madonna by Linda Lee Kane. We will always be having a giveaway for a copy of the book.


First off, we'll start with the review:


 Black Madonna: The Pope's Obsession by  Linda Lee Kane was an amazing book! It is a definite page turner. It captured my attention from the very first page and never let go. The characters were great and the story kept my attention without ever letting up. I would definitely read this one again and again.


   Now for the giveaway part of today's post. For your chance at a copy of Black Madonna all you have to do is follow L Lee Kane on her social media sites. Leave a comment and let us know you did. Also tell the author hello!! Links are below:


      You can find Linda at her website: https://www.lindaleekane.com/

You may also follow her on Twitter at @llkane2152.

You may also follow her on Amazon and GoodReads.



Thanks for joining us and don't miss out on this terrific book!!!! Until next time, later days and Happy Reading!!!!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Guest Post with author Linda Lee Kane

Hi guys! Today on the blog we are featuring a guest post from author Linda Lee Kane. She is the author of The Black Madonna: A Pope's Obsession. I will be reviewing the book in a couple of weeks.

First let me start with some info about the book and author.



Linda Lee Kane’s
WOW! WOMEN ON WRITING TOUR
OF
Black Madonna: A Pope’s Deadly Obsession
Tour Begins April 1st
Book Summary
Luci de Foix was nine when her parents were killed in a car accident. But was it an accident? Unbeknownst to Luci, a group known as The Order, under the protection of the Pope, has been watching her family for many years, waiting for the day that a diary written in the thirteenth century would be delivered to her family-a journal that contains a key to a lost codex-and they would do anything to get it. Early one morning, when Luci is twenty-nine, a bloodied young man delivers a book, claiming it’s from her late grandparents.

Plagued by panic attacks that have left her crippled, Luci struggles to overcome her fears, avenge the death of their family, and search for the lost codex. But who can she trust? Everyone seems intent on betraying her, even the gorgeous, enigmatic Max, a man with secrets of his own.

Print Length: 210 Pages
Genre: Historical Mystery
Publisher: Dark Rose Press
ASIN: B07KJR5WBH

Black Madonna is now available to purchase on Amazon, iTunes, KOBO, and Barnes and Noble.
About the Author, Linda Lee Kane

Linda Lee Kane is an author of fantasies, thrillers, and contemporary fiction works. She is the author of Death on the Vine, Chilled to the Bones and an upcoming re-release of the The Black Madonna 'A Popes Deadly Obsession'. She lives with her husband, two dogs,  and seven horses in California.  "Whether I am writing for adults or children, the war between my days and nights is reflected in my books. Although the tendency to acknowledge the light and dark sides of life is often disguised in my work, it's always there, lurking just out of sight."

You can find Linda at her website: https://www.lindaleekane.com/

You may also follow her on Twitter at @llkane2152.

You may also follow her on Amazon and GoodReads.

Kane's exciting historical mystery Black Madonna: A Pope's Deadly Obsession.
https://adayinthelifeofmom.com/










And now on to our guest of honor. With her advice on research I give you the amazing Linda Lee Kane:

Research
If you’re writing what you know or pursuing a different passion, research is a critical tool for developing the world of your novel. What you learn during your in-depth study allows you to engage your reader in your setting. It will help you in developing your characters, the novel’s moral gray area, and even the fundamental conflict of your story.
For those with new topics, the preliminary stage of research is generally exploratory and involves reading anything that interests you. As you delve deeper, you will find your research becoming more focused. You will begin asking questions about particular locations, histories, or scenarios that involve your subject matter.
At some point in your research will be necessary to reach out to others. Discuss information with an expert their expertise about their interests which can offer perspectives that you will not find in books. Their enthusiasm and authenticity about the subject will come through in your writing. It could also give you an idea for characters in your novel. Please do not expect that a specialist will train you about their work. Make sure you have done research first and prepared thoughtful questions for your interview subject. It shows respect for their time and allows you to go deeper with them. You might meet some fascinating people.
If possible, visit locations that interest you. I wrote a book about the Central Valley in California. I drove up to Oakhurst and without any recording devices, pen, or paper I allowed myself to absorb the space and to feel what it’s like being there. Take mental notes of the things that strike you the most. The next day I went back for a second visit with my notebook and camera to collect as much information as possible so I could refer back to it.

I hope you enjoyed this special guest post. Until next time, Later Days and Happy Writing!!!!

Other stops on the blog tour:

April 1st @ The Muffin
What goes better in the morning than a muffin? Come by today and celebrate the launch of Linda Lee Kane's book Black Madonna: A Pope's Deadly Obession. Read an interview with the author and also enter to win a copy of the book.
http://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com.

April 2nd @ Break Even Books
Make sure you visit Erik's blog today where you can catch Linda Lee Kane's blog post about heroes and villains.
https://breakevenbooks.com/

April 3rd @ Words from the Heart
Rev. Linda Neas will be reviewing Linda Lee Kane's book Black Madonna: A Pope's Deadly Obsession.
https://contemplativeed.blogspot.com/

April 5th @ Words from the Heart
Stop by Rev. Linda Neas blog where you can read Linda Lee Kane's blog post about heroes and villains.
https://contemplativeed.blogspot.com/

April 8th @ Jennifer's Deals
Visit Jennifer's blog where you can read her review of Linda Lee Kane's exciting historical mystery book Black Madonna: A Pope's Deadly Obsession.
https://www.jennifers-deals2.com/

April 10th @ Beverley A. Baird's Blog
Stop by Bev's blog today where you can read her thoughts about Linda Lee Kane's historical mystery Black Madonna: A Pope's Deadly Obsession.
https://beverleyabaird.wordpress.com/

April 11th @ Oh for the Hook of a Book
Visit Erin's blog today where she shares her opinion about Linda Lee Kane's exciting book Black Madonna: A Pope's Deadly Obsession.
https://hookofabook.wordpress.com/

April 12th @ Bookworm Blog
Stop by Anjanette's bookworm blog where you can read author Linda Lee Kane's post about creating suspense. Plus, be sure to check out the interview with the author as well!
http://bookworm66.wordpress.com

April 13th @ Chapters Through Life
Visit Danielle's blog where you can read her interview with author Linda Lee Kane and hear more about this interesting writer!
https://chaptersthroughlife.blogspot.com/

April 15th @ Beverley A. Baird's Blog
Visit Bev's blog again where you can read Linda Lee Kane's guest post about finding the idea.
https://beverleyabaird.wordpress.com/

April 16th @ Amanda Diaries
Visit Amanda's blog where she reviews the exciting historical fiction book Black Madonna: A Pope's Deadly Obsession by Linda Lee Kane.
https://amandadiaries.com/

April 19th @ Bookworm Blog
Stop by Anjanette's bookworm blog where you can read her thoughts about Linda Lee Kane's book Black Madonna: A Pope's Deadly Obsession.
http://bookworm66.wordpress.com

April 19th @ Jill Sheet's Blog
Make sure you stop by Jill's blog today where author Linda Lee Kane talks about finding the idea.
https://jillsheets.blogspot.com/

April 20th @ Madeline Sharples' Blog
Stop by Madeline's blog where you can read Linda Lee Kane's blog post about life as a writer.
http://madelinesharples.com/

April 22nd @ Cassandra's Writing World
Visit Cassandra's blog where you can read Linda Lee Kane's guest post on research.
https://cassandra-mywritingworld.blogspot.com/

April 23rd @ Joyful Antidotes
Come by Joy's blog today and find out her thoughts on Linda Lee Kane's exciting book Black Madonna: A Pope's Deadly Obsession.
https://joyfulantidotes.com/

April 25th @ To Write or Not to Write
Visit Sreevarsha's blog where she shares her thoughts about Linda Lee Kane's exciting thriller Black Madonna: A Pope's Deadly Obsession.
https://sreevarshasreejith.blogspot.com/

April 26th @ To Write or Not to Write
Make sure you stop by Sreevarsha's blog again where you can read Linda Lee Kane's fascinating blog post about the anatomy of a thriller.
https://sreevarshasreejith.blogspot.com/

April 27th @ A Day in the Life of Mom
Visit Ashley's blog and check out what she has to say about Linda Lee Kane's exciting historical mystery Black Madonna: A Pope's Deadly Obsession.
https://adayinthelifeofmom.com/

May 2nd @ Author Anthony Avina's Blog
Be sure to stop by Anthony's blog today where you can read his opinion about Linda Lee Kane's exciting historical mystery Black Madonna: A Pope's Deadly Obsession.
https://authoranthonyavinablog.com/

May 4th @ Author Anthony Avina's Blog
May the 4th be with you on this day! Be sure to visit Anthony's blog again where you can read Linda Lee Kane's guest post on the anatomy of a thriller as well as an interview with this incredible author.
https://authoranthonyavinablog.com/

May 6th @ Cassandra's Writing World
Visit Cassandra's blog again where you can read her review of Linda Lee Kane's book Black Madonna: A Pope's Deadly Obsession. Plus you can also enter to win a copy of the book!
https://cassandra-mywritingworld.blogspot.com/

My favorite books

  • Rebels At The Gate
  • The Father Factor
  • Jacob's Girls
  • James Patterson's Books
  • A Seperate Peace
  • The Pearl
  • A Christmas Carol
  • The Hunt For Hawke's Daughter
  • Charlotte's Web
  • A Child Called "IT"
  • Sugar Baby

My Favorite Authors

  • Janie King Crouch
  • Elizabeth Heiter
  • Lynn Rush
  • Kelly Hashway
  • Langston Hughes
  • John Knowles
  • John Stienbeck
  • Charles Dickens
  • Max Lucado
  • James Patterson
  • Jean Barrett
  • Karen Young

My Favorite Movies

  • Kickin It Old Skool
  • Meet The Robinsons
  • My Girl
  • 30 Days of Night
  • Free Willy
  • Beauty and the Beast