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August 13, 2012

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News:

I participated in The Indie Exchange's new Flash Five Friday, but posted kind of late on Friday night. You can read my take on SUCCESS here.

I hosted The Indie Exchange Book Bloggers radio show Friday night. Our special guest was Heather Huffman. If you missed the show, you can listen to it on iTunes or at The Indie Exchange.

I wrote a new article for monthly column at The Indie Exchange. It has been really popular with the authors. If you want to get the most publicity out of Goodreads, check out my post.

Want to get 3 good books for a buck a piece? Check out the Dog Days of Summer Sale with Rachel Thompson, Ann Charles, and Terri Giuliano Long. There's also a gift certificate being given out for helping to promote the event. TODAY is the last day, so act NOW.


The Indie Exchange is also planning a BIG Giveaway in September. Sign-ups are going on now. If you want to get your blog involved, see what it is all about here.


The Indie Exchange: September Social Splash

There are still a few spaces on the Millicent Marie Tour with Karen Pokras Toz, you can sign up here for a review, guest post/interview, and/or giveaway. (This tour is paid for by the author). Also, today and Tuesday, her first book Nate Rocks the World is FREE on Kindle.

Also free on Kindle right now is Heather Huffman's Ring of Fire. Not sure how long the sale last, so act quick.

Finished:

Neville Lansdowne fell off the world.

Actually he did not so much fall off as let go. The world had been moving so quickly lately and Neville was finding it almost impossible to keep up.

Doodling is an engaging comic fantasy which relates the events that befall Neville after he finds himself abandoned by the world and adrift in the middle of an asteroid field. Douglas Adams meets Lewis Carroll (with just a touch of Gulliver's Travels) as Neville wanders through his new home, meeting a variety of eccentric characters and experiencing some most unexpected adventures. From Goodreads.com
Read my review. Find Doodling at Goodreads and Amazon.

Reading:

For Stella Richards, life in the charming town of Virginia Beach is not as magical as one would think. Sun, fun, and sand only guarantee one thing: unwanted visitors. Stella learned long ago to never befriend anyone visiting the beach. They're here; then they're gone, drifting in and out as the tide ebbs and flows. She vowed to never connect with anyone vacationing in Virgina Beach - until spring break. Stefan changed everything.

Stefan Sterling lives life never knowing where he will end up next. Bouncing from one Military base to another has hampered his ability to connect to those around him. That's what happens when your father is in the military. Raised in a world of discipline, control, and strangers, Stefan never expected to find anyone he'd want to be close to - let alone love.

A family curse verses a loving abnormality promises to keep Stella and Stefan on their toes. Was it an accident or could it be destiny? Will they be able to survive their families? And, is there ever a time when you can fully let go of the person who awoke your soul?

A story of love, sacrifice, and growing up before it's time. From Goodreads.com
Find Mocked by Destiny at Goodreads and Amazon

In 2000, Joel Smith is a cocky, adventurous young man who sees the world as his playground. But when the college senior, days from graduation, enters an abandoned Montana mine, he discovers the price of reckless curiosity. He emerges in May 1941 with a cell phone he can't use, money he can't spend, and little but his wits to guide his way. Stuck in the age of Whirlaway, swing dancing, and a peacetime draft, Joel begins a new life as the nation drifts toward war. With the help of his 21-year-old trailblazing grandmother and her friends, he finds his place in a world he knew only from movies and books. But when an opportunity comes to return to the present, Joel must decide whether to leave his new love in the past or choose a course that will alter their lives forever. THE MINE follows a humbled man through a critical time in history as he adjusts to new surroundings and wrestles with the knowledge of things to come. From Goodreads.com
 Find The Mine at Goodreads and Amazon.

 In Attached, Levine and Heller reveal how an understanding of adult attachment-the most advanced relationship science in existence today-can help us find and sustain love. Pioneered by psychologist John Bowlby in the 1950s, the field of attachment posits that each of us behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways:

Anxious people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner's ability to love them back Avoidant people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness. Secure people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving.

In this book Levine and Heller guide readers in determining what attachment style they and their mate (or potential mate) follow, offering a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections with the people they love. From Goodreads.com
 Find Attached at Goodreads, IndieBound, and Amazon.

This week:

Tuesday: Review of Mocked by Destiny by Michele Richard
Wednesday: Guest post by Courtney Harvey
Tips on Thursday: Redesign
Friday Fun with Laxmi Hariharan
Sunday: Review of Scribbling by Jonathan Gould


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