Caylee Anthony

Caylee Anthony

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/

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

What's Going On In My Writing World

The name of the blog is Cassandra's Writing World so today I am going to tell you what's going on in the world of my writing. There hasn't been much time for blogging, and that needs to be fixed I know.
So here's what's happening in my world:
 Anthologies

I am now working on stories for several anthologies. Some due between now and the beginning of May. All of these anthologies are for charities (which is something I am proud to help out with), except two. I will be working on more stories later in the year. Here are the ones I will be working on and the charities they are for.

Getting Lucky Anthology - Down Syndrome Research Foundation
At Death's Door - Submitting and hoping it gets accepted
Finding Forever - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Spicing Up My Life - non kill animal shelter or disaster relief for animals
The Countrymen - will be published until december 31, 2019

Other than the anthologies that have kept me busy I am also working on The Hunt For Amanda. I got some great advice back from a beta reader and am having fun with it. One of her suggestions was adding a new scene and let me just say that I think her idea was brilliant! This story has been such a joy to work on and I am hoping to see it published later this year. 
As far as my writing life goes I may catch a break sometime next year. I know it's my own fault for taking on so many writing projects, but hey I can't help it. (I'm a glutton for punishment 😉😏)

Now you know what's happening in my writing world, what's happening in yours? Feel free to let me know, I would love to hear all your exciting news. Until next time Happy Writing and Later Days!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Renegade Heart by Lissa Lynn Thomas







Hey guys! Today I want to tell you about a new book from an authorI am honored to feature on the blog.


Book Info-
Title- Renegade Heart
By- Lissa Lynn Thomas
Series- Renegades #1
Genre- Romance (Friends to Lovers)
Release Date - February 5th, 2019
Cover Designed by Abigail Davies of Pink Elephant Designs

Description-
Raif Montgomery, lead singer of Renegades, the area’s most popular band, isn’t like other guys. When he gets left at the altar by a woman most men would kill to have, he finds himself more relieved than heartbroken. Things take another twisted little turn when he gets drunk the night of his non-wedding and makes a pass at his best friend, Chloe. She doesn’t shut him down.

Overall, he has plenty to occupy his troubled mind.

His mom is concerned he’s heading for a self-destruct of epic proportions. But all he can think about is tasting Chloe’s lips again, and getting her to agree to give them a shot as a couple. When a Nashville music producer starts hanging around Renegades’ shows, it seems that things are falling into place for the band.

But does he want success for the band if it means leaving Chloe behind? Can he walk away from the woman he loves? Or will he sacrifice the Renegades’ dreams to keep his heart intact?

Tagline- More than his heart is on the line


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About the Author-
Lissa was first inspired to consider a career in writing when she was in high school. Her English teacher recognized Lissa's gift for storytelling and encouraged her love of writing. She has six nieces and nephews whom she adores and a beloved cat who is her baby. Lissa loves the color purple and chai tea, and writes poetry under the pen name Bella Sterling.

Under the name Melissa Simmons, she has written one short story with fellow author, Allana Kephart, for the Dare to Shine Charity Anthology. She wrote another short story under the same name for the Best Thing I Never Had Charity Anthology. As Lissa Lynn Thomas, she has short stories in both the This Soldier's Heart Charity Anthology and the Karma Charity Anthology. Lissa's debut solo novel, Renegade Heart, is due out in winter of 2019. Renegade Heart is the first book in the Renegades series.

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 Pick up your copy of Renegade Love today! And don't forget to enter the giveaways!

Later Days!!!




Wednesday, December 19, 2018

What's In A Name?







Hello! Today on the blog we have a guest post with the amazing Anna Levine.
What's in a name? Three tips on naming your character.

Using T.S. Eliot’s poem The Naming of Cats, here are a few tips for choosing just the right name for the character of your novel. (http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/t__s__eliot/poems/15121 )
1. “First of all, there's the name that the family use daily.”
As writers we put a lot of thought into a character’s traits, their strengths and flaws. Yet when it comes to choosing their name, it’s often based on random associations: the people we love (people we don’t!), family, friends, the name we wished we had, names that start with a certain letter, names popular at a certain period, names that alliterate or are right in front of us when we look up ponderously, hoping for inspiration.
2. “There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter,/ Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames.”
Do you want a gender neutral name, or just the opposite, a name which confuses the reader? Using names to represent the character’s traits, when done subtly, can be a fun and clever device.
3. “But I tell you, a cat needs a name that's particular,/A name that's peculiar, and more dignified,”
Nicknames are a great device to help reveal the relationship between characters. What name does a parent use as an endearment? What name do siblings use to tease each other? What name do the local gossips use? All these variations reveal layers of attitude and relationship.
4. “The name that no human research can discover--/But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.”
T.S. Eliot knew that though we are given names, there is always the name deep inside of us to which we feel most connected. Find that name and you’ll discover a deeper level to your character. Readers have asked me why I chose Ima Crane, Abba Crane and Saba and Savta. I chose those names because they are the words used where I live for mother, father, grandfather and grandmother. These are the names that Alexandra knows and what connects her and her author to the back story.

Thank you for joining us today Anna! These are great tips!! Until next time Happy Writing and Reading! Later Days!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

All Eyes On Alexandra Review and Blog Tour

Hi guys! Today I am happy to share with you this amazing book by Anna Levine. We will be featuring her again on December 19th so be sure to check in. First let me tell you a little about the book.

     

Book summary
 In All Eyes on Alexandra, young Alexandra Crane is terrible at following her family in their flying Vee. She can’t help it that the world is so full of interesting distracting sights! When it's time for the Cranes to migrate to Israel's Hula Valley for the winter, Alexandra is excited but her family is worried. Will Alexandra stay with the group, and what happens if a dangerous situation should arise? Might Alexandra—and the rest of the flock—discover that a bad follower can sometimes make a great leader?

Based on the true story of Israel’s annual crane migration.

Print Length: 32 Pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Kar-Ben Pub
ISBN-10: 1512444391
ISBN-13: 978-1512444391

All Eyes on Alexandra is available to purchase on AmazonBarnes and NobleTarget and Thrift Books.

About the Author, Anna Levine



Anna Levine is an award-winning children’s book author. Like Alexandra Crane, the character in her latest picture book, she loves to explore new worlds. Born in Canada, Anna has lived in the US and Europe.  She now lives in Israel, where she writes and teaches.

You can find Anna Levine online at --

Author website: http://www.annalevine.org/

Twitter: @LevineAnna 

Instagram: @booksfromanna 

About the Illustrator, Chiara Pasqualotto,




Chiara Pasqualotto was born in Padua, in northern Italy, currently teaches illustration and drawing classes to children and adults, in particular in Padua during the summer at the Scuola Internazionale di Comics and in Rome. Since 2008 she's been living in Rome and working with illustration professionally: her first picture book, Mine, All Mine! was published in 2009 by Boxer Books (UK), since then she published with Oxford University Press, Giunti, Terranuova and some American publishers (Paraclete Press, Tyndale, LearningAZ, Kar-Ben Publisher).

You can find Chiara Pasqualotto online at -




And now for my review of All Eyes on Alexandra.

A cute story about a crane just trying to be herself. All Eyes On Alexandra is an excellent story with amazing characters any child will love. Read along with Alexandra on her journey and enjoy a story adults and children will treasure for a lifetime.

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