Book Review – Skye’s Lure

Skye's Lure: A Contemporary Fantasy Romance Mermaid eBookSkye’s Lure: A Contemporary Fantasy Romance Mermaid eBook by Angel Leya

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Skye’s Lure by Angel Leya is a bedtime story that will delight young readers. In this modern mermaid tale, two misfits, one human and one mermaid, both unhappy with their lot, get a chance to view life through the other’s eyes.

The only problem I had with the story was the kidnapping. Saying that he kidnapped her because he loved her is unacceptable and is not the kind of love I would want my children to expect. However, there is a happy ending, and I’m all for that.

I was given a free copy of Skye’s Lure in exchange for an honest review.

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My Top Ten Tweets for #writers

My Top Ten Tweets

Top Ten Tweets

 

I love to write, but with writing comes marketing, the bane of my existence. I began gathering tips about writing and marketing from various blogs for easier reference. One day I thought why not share? So here we go. Follow me on Twitter @roxannesmolen for more tips.

4 Easy Ways to Market a Book http://bit.ly/2k4hz0V  Marketing is crucial to your book’s success. #writers #writerslife

Listen to a sample of the Werewolf Asylum audiobook coming soon. https://soundcloud.com/user-280838042/retail-audio-sample … #audiobooks #werewolf #youngadult

How to Get Your Book Distributed: What Self-Published Authors Need to Know http://bit.ly/2kGBVRk  #indieauthor #selfpublishing

How to offer content for free to help market and promote your book. http://bit.ly/2kNMVff  #writing #bookpromotion

New at KDP & Amazon: “Bestseller” Authors Need to Prove Their Status (or risk getting pulled) http://bit.ly/2kQBEe5  #indieauthors

Some tips for aspiring indie authors. http://bit.ly/2kLRQgI  #writers #indieauthors

Instagram Marketing Tips: 9 Incredibly Powerful, Time-Saving Tips for Instagram http://bit.ly/2kbWPTY  #writerslife

Copyright and Trademarks… What’s Legal? PART 4: Can I Include Quotes in My Book? http://bit.ly/2kNkRt1  #writetip

5 steps that will help you write relevant, illustrative backstories. http://bit.ly/2lhsPqO  #writingadvice #writetip

Dress Up Your Author Media Kit with “5 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Me” http://bit.ly/2kc1jKr  #writers #writerslife

Book Review – Muriel Avenue Sluts

Muriel Avenue SlutsMuriel Avenue Sluts by Maggie Hasbrouck

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Muriel Avenue Sluts by Maggie Hasbrouck is about how easily secrets and lies can take over your life. It’s an emotional rollercoaster that sticks with you long after the book is done. The story had me guessing from the beginning. Every time I thought I knew the direction it was taking, the author threw another curve.

The Muriel Avenue Sluts is a young adult novel, but it’s not for everyone. It’s full of sexual abuse, rape, and murder. It’s hard to read and hard to put down. It’s by far the best book I’ve read this year.

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My Top Ten Tweets for #writers

My Top Ten Tweets

Top Ten Tweets

 

I love to write, but with writing comes marketing, the bane of my existence. I began gathering tips about writing and marketing from various blogs for easier reference. One day I thought why not share? So here we go. Follow me on Twitter @roxannesmolen for more tips.

How to be ruthless on yourself in the early drafts of writing. http://bit.ly/2k0MD2o  #writers #indieauthors

5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Book Editor http://bit.ly/2k34wxy  #writers #indieauthors

Hiring An Editor | Should You Spend The Money? http://bit.ly/2kGUG7C  #writers #writerslife

17 Changes Indie Authors Can Expect in 2017 http://bit.ly/2k106XF  #writers #indieauthors

How to Prepare for Your Book Launch http://bit.ly/2jG6sLh  #writers #indieauthors

7 Ways to Make a Young Reader’s Hair Stand Up http://bit.ly/2jA3tGH  Writers need to create tension and pace. #writetip

How Authors Can Find Their Ideal Reading Audience http://bit.ly/2jA38DP  #writers #indieauthors

Rescue yourself from perfectionism and procrastination. http://bit.ly/2kIGsz6  #writers #indieauthors

Good dialogue intrigues, informs, moves a story along. http://bit.ly/2kXlTQg  #writers #writingadvice

How to Find Exactly the Right Story Hook-Make sure your premise is in your opening chapter.

 

My Top Ten Tweets for #writers

My Top Ten Tweets

Top Ten Tweets

 

I love to write, but with writing comes marketing, the bane of my existence. I began gathering tips about writing and marketing from various blogs for easier reference. One day I thought why not share? So here we go. Follow me on Twitter @roxannesmolen for more tips.

A great battle scene is a staple of action stories. http://bit.ly/2jM9vSn  #writingtips #writingadvice

“It’s vital that you plan before you begin writing a long piece of fiction.” http://bit.ly/2jc0dRC  #writers #writetip

What’s the secret behind choosing a good book cover? http://bit.ly/2jccFkc  #writers #writerslife

Free! Get Book 1 of The Amazing Wolf Boy for free on Audible. Book 2 coming soon! http://www.audible.com/offers/30free?asin=B01KYE5N4O … #LBoxes #IARTG #werewolfwednesday

“Writing other worlds or societies can be incredibly tricky.” http://bit.ly/2ka3LlC  #writetip #writingadvice

These 9 steps will help you transform your story into a better first draft. http://bit.ly/2jjfznp  #writers #writetip

“If you really want to boost production, get Scrivener.” http://bit.ly/2kqnAEK  #writers #scrivener #writingparty

“If you want to build a strong personal brand, you need to be consistent.” http://bit.ly/2kxM0Mu  #writers #writerslife

“How are you going to get past your fear and realize your dream?” http://bit.ly/2jCQUYy  #writers #writerslife

The Art and Science of Writing to Market http://bit.ly/2juFFkY  Use the power of Google to attract visitors. #writers

My Top Ten Tweets for #writers

My Top Ten Tweets

Top Ten Tweets

 

I love to write, but with writing comes marketing, the bane of my existence. I began gathering tips about writing and marketing from various blogs for easier reference. One day I thought why not share? So here we go. Follow me on Twitter @roxannesmolen for more tips.

“Grab this FREE indie author book sales tracker sheet!” http://bit.ly/2ip3eKx  #writers #indieauthors

“Creating a character is easy. Developing them is hard.” http://bit.ly/2jG0f1i  #writers #writingtips

Critiquing. It is not telling another writer how to write their story. http://bit.ly/2jG6O4h  #writers #writingparty

YouTube contains a wealth of useful advice for indie authors. http://bit.ly/2jgv9Rk  #writers #writingparty

A discussion of how to begin a novel. http://bit.ly/2j9ykYV  #writers #writingtips

“Self-publishing a book is no small task. But this is your year.” http://bit.ly/2jgAb0a  #writers #indieauthors

21 Ways to Inspire Creativity When You’re Out of Ideas http://bit.ly/2itfKJ7  #writers #writerslife

“An email list: the most important asset an author has in their toolbox.” http://bit.ly/2joYgSy  #writerslife #writingparty

There are some advantages to enrolling in KDP Select. http://bit.ly/2jhrSPA  #writers #writerslife

One of the most-common mistakes that beginning writers make is leaving their characters alone. http://bit.ly/2jCw3oE  #writetip

My Top Ten Tweets for #writers

My Top Ten Tweets

Top Ten Tweets

 

I love to write, but with writing comes marketing, the bane of my existence. I began gathering tips about writing and marketing from various blogs for easier reference. One day I thought why not share? So here we go. Follow me on Twitter @roxannesmolen for more tips.

Facebook Ads: The Complete Guide to Getting Started with Facebook Ads http://blog.bufferapp.stfi.re/facebook-ads?sf=wdkkgpk … #writers #writingparty

Book Marketing Resources for Authors: The Best of 2016 http://bit.ly/2jlnUnB  Advice and articles for #writers #indieauthors

Publishing predictions 2017 by Agent Laurie McLean http://bit.ly/2i9fi2s  Bold predictions. #writers #writingparty

Great Author Website Ideas You Can Make Your Own #writers #writingparty

Writers Conferences, Festivals, and Book Fairs in 2017 http://bit.ly/2ibNDBm  2017 is jam-packed with literary events. #writers

Six Quick Social Media Marketing Tips For First-time Authors http://bit.ly/2idQVRd  #writers #writingparty

The 4 Scenes You’re Not Writing and Why It’s Killing Your Story http://bit.ly/2j3c7xB  #writers #writetip

Achieve Your Dreams With Your Writers Blog in 2017 http://bit.ly/2jw1a4p  Good suggestions. #writers #bloggers

New Audiobook! Alien Jungle http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Alien-Jungle-Audiobook/B01N5O29UH … What happens when the jungle fights back? #YA #scifi #audiobooks

Should You Submit Your Work to Agents or Editors? http://bit.ly/2jdQ5We  #writers #writerslife

Book Review – Moved by the Spirit

Moved by the Spirit: A Call to Work with People Living with Blindness and Visual ImpairmentsMoved by the Spirit: A Call to Work with People Living with Blindness and Visual Impairments by Dolores Hanley McDiarmid

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Moved by the Spirit by Dolores Hanley McDiarmid is the autobiographical story of the author’s experiences with blind and sight-impaired people. The reader follows her journey from when she first received the calling to work with the blind to her semi-retirement thirty-five years later. The book is filled with lighthearted and poignant remembrances told in the manner of sitting across from you at the kitchen table enjoying a cup of tea.

My favorite chapter of the book was right up front, Chapter 2, where she describes learning how to be an Orientation and Mobility Specialist by attending classes blindfolded. Orientation and Mobility instructors teach their clients how to navigate life without sight, whether it be crossing busy streets, using the bus system, or simply picking up the mail. I am sight impaired, and I understood firsthand the frustration and fear of getting from point A to point B. Her terror at walking blindly around campus with only a white cane to guide her gave her insight into her clients yet to come.

But Moved by the Spirit is much more than a memoir. The Inquiring Minds Want to Know section answers many questions about how much education is needed to enter the field of Orientation and Mobility, what school subjects help prepare for such a career, and where to find more information. Moved by the Spirit is an excellent book for young people looking to embark upon a fulfilling career. Or for people who want a career change.

I bought my copy at a book signing which took place at the Broward Lighthouse, and I can attest that the author is just as charming as her book.

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My Top Ten Tweets for #writers

My Top Ten Tweets

Top Ten Tweets

 

I love to write, but with writing comes marketing, the bane of my existence. I began gathering tips about writing and marketing from various blogs for easier reference. One day I thought why not share? So here we go. Follow me on Twitter @roxannesmolen for more tips.

Good Shows About Bad People: Five Tips to Writing Wonderful Terrible Characters http://bit.ly/2iWwxZA  #writers #writetip

Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 55: Beginning Your Story Too Late http://bit.ly/2hLjntr  #writers #writingadvice

Using Amazon KDP Ads to Sell Your Ebook on Amazon http://bit.ly/2iyAhOf  #writers #writingparty

15 Best Blogs for Indie Authors to Follow http://bit.ly/2hPpxvU  A good list and a good mix of writing and marketing tools. #writers

Twitter Marketing for New Authors http://bit.ly/2iun5LY  How to reach readers on Twitter. #writers #writerslife

Back to Basics: Writing a Novel Synopsis http://bit.ly/2i5qUEA  Avoid common novel synopsis pitfalls. #writers #writingparty

Self-Editing Basics: 10 Simple Ways to Edit Your Own Book http://bit.ly/2iywAI5  #writers #writingtips #writingadvice

Writing Tips http://bit.ly/2hUnfNW  Everything you wanted to know about writing. #writers #writingtips

Building a Platform to Land a Book Deal: Why It Often Fails http://bit.ly/2hUBoKI  #writers #writerslife

Email Marketing for Authors: Best practices for building, managing and measuring your email list #writers

Book Review – That Moment When…

That Moment When: An Anthology of Young Adult FictionThat Moment When: An Anthology of Young Adult Fiction by Derek Murphy

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

That Moment When… An Anthology of YA Authors is a collection of forty short stories and teasers from a variety of young adult authors. The book is divided into sections: Paranormal and Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction, Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic, Fantasy, Thriller and Horror, and Speculative. The stories were fascinating—I had a hard time putting the book down—and were good examples of what each author had to offer.

It wasn’t easy to narrow down my favorites out of all the displayed talent. Here are a few of the most noteworthy:

Reflection, by Katlyn Duncan, a masterful look at a young vampire who doesn’t yet know what she’s become.

Humanity’s Protectors, by David R. Bernstein, about psychic abilities and whether a person who had them would be used for good or ill.

Provisions, by Kira Lerner. This story had it all—vampires, werewolves, cannibals. I read it twice!

Running Toward Illumia, by Leya Angel, about a young misfit and a rather snarky unicorn. Need I say more?

More Than a Crush, by Kat Stiles, an eerie tale about a girl in love and what she’s prepared to do about it.

Learning to Fly, by Laura Diamond, about a boy who finally realizes a dream. With dragons. I love dragons.

That Moment When… introduced me to a bevy of Young Adult authors I might not have noticed. Their stories piqued my interest. I’ll be checking out more than a few of their books. If you enjoy reading Young Adult, I highly recommend That Moment When… You might find your new favorite author.

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