Caylee Anthony

Caylee Anthony

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Chameleon by Zoe Kalo Review

Hi guys! Today on the blog I will be featuring a review of Zoe Kalo's book Chameleon. I would honestly recommend that you get a copy and start reading right now! This book was amazing! It grabbed my attention from the first line and never let go. Chameleon is a great story with very lovable characters. This is one book you don't want to miss out on. I would read it again and again and again. I absolutely love this book!!!!

 I read it and now it's your turn!!!

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Book Lists

Today we are going to talk about book lists. I am a huge fan of book lists. There are lots of different lists that you can create. For example, your TBR list. (I know every bookworm has one of those.)
What other types of book lists can you create? Any your reader mind can come up with. You could have your ever-growing to be read list, or your already read list. Maybe you prefer to make a list of your favorite books? What about a list of books you want to read again?
The possibilities are pretty much endless as long as you set your mind to work. Challenge yourself to come up some unique book lists. Don't be afraid to get those creative juices flowing.
Here are some more examples of book lists:

List books by genre or author
A list of books referenced in a favorite movie or television show
Classic books you've never read
Books you read in school
Your favorite children's books
Books you wish you hadn't read or didn't like

Here's a short book list I have of new to me books I loved: (That means books I've read in the last few years)

1) All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
2) The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
3) Time Is A River by Mary Alice Monroe
4) Clandestine Christmas by Randi Alexander
5)  The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
6) Caleb's Crossing by  Geraldine Brooks
7) A Jinn's Seduction: Spanish Nights by Valerie Twombly
8) She's Got Dibs by AJ Nuest
9) Trancing The Tiger by Rachael Slate
10) Tainted by Lynn Rush
 and there will be lots more added on later.

So, what are you waiting for? All you have to do is make the book list that suits you best. Have fun and let your imagination take flight. 
        Until next time... Later Days!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Writing The First Novel: How The Hunt For Amanda Was Created

Hiya! I know I haven't had a new post in quite some time. That's due in part to lack of internet. How did I spend my time without internet access, you ask? Well the answer is simple. By working on my novel of course.
The Hunt For Amanda is now over 40,000 words. Take into consideration that when I lost internet access it was a mere 15,000. I'd say that's a pretty good improvement. And a pretty difficult thing to accomplish.
This novel has been a long time coming. Originally started in 2013. I completed that first draft in a month. After that came the task of finding a title. (Let's face it, I am so bad at that!) Then I had a few people beta read for me. I used their suggestions to improve the novel.
While trying to make changes I lost my computer. That meant my only way of writing was with good old fashioned pen and paper. It also meant doing the word count by hand. It was time consuming and tedious. But in the long run it has been well worth the effort I have put into this book. It has become my pride and joy and holds a very special place in my heart.
My advice to all the writers out there who face struggles like these every single day is: Never give up on your dreams or yourself. You can make it happen if you set your mind to it and keep moving forward in your writing life.
The Hunt For Amanda will soon be ready to go to the betas once again. I hope that everyone who reads it enjoys it and has as much fun reading it as I did writing it! Until next time... LATER DAYS!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Plan Interrupted Release Day

 Title:  Plan Interrupted 

Author: Valerie J. Clarizio

Publisher:  VJC Books

Release Date:  November 3, 2015


Elizabeth Shaw’s professional life is going according to plan until she meets the 

handsome widower and his two young children next door. Having shelved her personal 

life to land her dream job, she disregards her romantic feelings for him. But the forces of 

nature have other ideas for her. 

Joe Antonetti has made his children his main focus since the death of his wife. But his 

beautiful neighbor becomes an irresistible distraction and has him wondering if he can 

change her priorities. 

Surrendering to their attraction for each other causes another player to step in with his 

own plan for Elizabeth. One that could not only end the budding romance but her life as 


Tag Line:  There's more to some women than meets the eye….and it takes the right 

kind of man to unleash her secrets.


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Valerie Clarizio lives in romantic Door County Wisconsin 

with her husband and two extremely spoiled cats. She 

loves to read, write, and spend time at her cabin in the 

Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 

She’s lived her life surrounded by men, three brothers, a 

husband, and a male Siamese cat who required his own 

instruction manual. Keeping up with all the men in her life 

has turned her into an outdoors enthusiast, of which her 

favorite activity is hiking in national parks. While out on the 

trails, she has plenty of time to conjure up irresistible 

characters and unique storylines for her next romantic 

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Joe couldn’t believe what Sam was telling him. “You’re kidding, right? You can’t 

possibly be serious.” 

“I am serious. Elizabeth is coming with us to the Christmas party as your date, and 

you need to get a move on so we’re not late.” 

“Absolutely not. I’m not taking a date to our employee Christmas party, especially 

her. She doesn’t even like me in that way. We’re two very different people.” 

“Well, she must like you somewhat, she agreed to go,” Sam replied as he opened 

the entryway closet, retrieved Joe’s overcoat and handed it to him.

Joe shook his head. He wasn’t quite sure what to do. He couldn’t cancel with her at 

this point in the game that would be too rude. Yet, did he have the courage to show up 

with a date at his employee Christmas party? What will they think? On the other hand, it 

wasn’t like he hadn’t considered the idea of getting to know Elizabeth better, and 

helping her realize there was more to life than work, especially after the conversation 

they shared a couple of days after Thanksgiving.

Joe followed Sam to Elizabeth’s where they impatiently waited in the entryway for 

their dates to finish getting ready. His brain anxiously worked to find a way out of the 

situation. Nothing, outside of rude, presented itself. 

The sound of footsteps caught his attention, and he glanced in that direction to find 

Elizabeth floating down the stairway, light on her feet like an angel descending from the 

sky. Her milky white skin looked soft and smooth against the bright red dress that 

hugged her thin, proportionate body. He couldn’t help but wonder how her skin might 

feel against his fingertips. Her big, bright, emerald green eyes caught his gaze. He tried 

to pull it away but it was as if she wouldn’t release him. She was absolutely 


“Elizabeth, you look lovely,” 

She smiled softly. “Thank you.” 

She retrieved her long wool coat from the entryway closet. He immediately took it 

from her hands and held it open for her. Peering over her shoulder he caught a glimpse 

of her pale, soft-looking breasts. His heart skipped a beat. Raw, primal need rushed 

through his veins. He hadn’t been this stirred up in a long time. He tore his gaze from 

her breasts as she turned toward the door to exit the house.

Joe willed the rhythm of his heartbeat back to normal as he followed behind 

Elizabeth. He wasn’t sure he’d ever seen anything so beautiful as her, descending down 

those steps toward him a minute ago. He shut his eyes for a moment, squeezing them 

tightly as if that would help to extinguish the heavenly vision of her that kept replaying in 

his mind. A vision like this would only lead to complication; he was sure of it. 

He opened the back driver’s side door of Sam’s bimmer for Elizabeth. Her jacket 

opened as she slid in, allowing him to catch a glimpse of her sexy, shapely legs. His 

heartbeat spiraled out of control again. He needed to get a hold of himself before his 

heart exploded altogether. 

He shut the door and walked around the car and entered through the back 

passenger side door. 

His friend started the car and backed out of the driveway. The banter in the front 

seat of the bimmer was nonstop between Holly and Sam. Joe simply listened to them 

and watched their interaction. He couldn’t help but notice how Sam gently held and 

caressed Holly’s hand as they rested their arms on the center counsel. They seemed so 

relaxed with each other. He wondered if he would ever hold a woman’s hand in his 

again like he did with Amanda. 

A crater the size of the Grand Canyon filled his chest. Oh how he missed her. He’d 

hoped the pain would fade with time, but there were still moments where it seemed like 

she’d been taken from him just yesterday. 

He shook his head. His thoughts shifted to Elizabeth and the party. Worry coursed 

through his veins. What are my employees going to think when they see me with 

another woman?

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Learning To Breathe Cover Reveal


From bestselling author, Marisa Oldham, comes Learning to Breathe: A novel based on the popular Falling Series.

Like the ocean, life is a beautiful force. One that can tear you limb from limb or lavish you in perfect moments.

Michelle Hathaway has it all: a view of the Eiffel Tower from her loft in Paris, a successful career as a fashion photographer, ownership in an up-and-coming art gallery, and jet-setting days filled with excitement. But, even with all that luxury, her life feels aimless.

Over the years, Michelle drifted on the tide of a long distance, on-again off-again relationship with Micah Roberts, a hot bass player in a popular rock band. When he finally asks her to move to Los Angeles to be with him, she risks everything, taking the leap into a new life.

Drowning in the wake of her decisions, she struggles just to breathe as destiny threatens to take everything. As unexpected events devastate her, will Michelle surface from the depths of despair?

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Michael Knost Writing Workshop (Part 2)

Hey guys! Welcome to the second installment of Michael Knost's Writing Workshop. Today we will be talking about point of view and dialogue. Here goes:


New writers seem to be baffled on how to choose POV. Either first or third person is most popular.

first person- I did this/that
third person- He/She did this/that

Each scene should be told from one specific POV

What your character thinks, feels,etc., your reader should be feeling, etc.
Each scene can only have one viewpoint character.
You can't know what characters are feeling, thinking, doing, etc. unless you are in that characters POV.

There has to be a scene change between POV's.
When writing POV keep in mind the viewpoint does matter. There should be a reason you are using a certain characters POV.

Every scene needs to have a goal. What characters should be in what scene?
Everything you write, sentences, scenes, etc. has to help move the story along.
A word choice can be incredibly powerful.

Always do outlines, no matter if you're an outliner or a panster.


These are excellent ways to come up with dialogue for your stories.

Listen and watch people
scribble down phrases you like

The right detail can bring the story to life as much as the wrong detail can destroy it.

Using names in speech tags is okay.
Speech tags- Mike said....
Tells who said what
Only use said in speech tags (or whispered on occasion)
You can also use he said/she said

Don't put words after said that end in LY. Use stronger verbs.Use adverbs when it works for you, but not constantly.

When your character says something, they get their own paragraph.

Action tags- Bob rose from his chair. "I have no idea."

Dialogue is action.
Make sure you keep it conversational!

Dialogue is good at revealing characters too!
In dialogue we can learn a lot about how people react to things. Give readers clues to how people react or do things.
Don't shove information down the readers throat. Let them come to their own conclusions.
Dialogue should sound like real speech. It should move the story forward while bringing the characters to life. Have characters do things as well as have conversations.
(Ex. Bob rose from his chair because...)

Read what you've written out loud and try to make your dialogue sound like something a real person would say. Don't do anything to pull your readers out of the story. Keep the illusion within the story.

That's it for this evening's post. I hope everyone can enjoy these tips and find them very useful! Until next time keep your minds sharp and happy writing! Later days  my fellow writing junkies!!!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Fright Before Christmas Cover Reveal

Book Blurb:

It's the most wonderful time of year...or is it?

Christmas Eve is a night of mystery and magic, but not always in ways we expect. Things 

lurk in the shadows and they're not the least bit jolly or merry. Let's just say some 

presents are better left unopened.

‘Tis the season to be screaming along with our thirteen tales of holiday horrors. Ghosts. 

Monsters. Demons. And more!

This Christmas, be careful what you wish for...

Author List:

Richard Ankers  

Jackie Horsfall 

Boyd Reynolds

Lea Storry

Ally Mathews

Laura Pauling

Ty Drago

Jessica Bayliss

Judith Graves

Andrea Stanet

Patrick Hueller

Dax Varley

Medeia Sharif

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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