Talking Tales: Puppy’s Bubble by Speech Therapist Erica Graham is Delightful! #kidlit #books


Puppys Bubble

 

Title: Talking Tales: Puppy’s Bubble

 

Author: Erica Graham MS, CCC-SLP

 

Genre: Children’s Picture Book for Speech Development

 

Publisher: Skyrai Publishing

 

 

Book Blurb:

When Puppy wakes up from a nap, he sees a bubble. When it disappears, Puppy begins his long journey to find the missing bubble. Will Puppy find the bubble, or has it vanished forever? This engaging story is a fun way to read to little ones while promoting babbling, early words and language skills. It provides over 90 examples of some of the earliest developing sounds in their most common word positions including “p”, “b”, “m”, “n”, “d” and “h”. This book also includes tips to encourage speech development.

 

Vine Voice Review on Amazon:

Author/illustrator/ Speech Therapist Erica Graham graduated from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville with her Master of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology: she also holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. In addition to creating delightfully entertaining and fun books Erica focuses each book on a few sounds used in the English language. She also provides the illustrations.

The story revolves around a Puppy who one day sees a bubble that disappears and Puppy is off to find it – it is not with his daddy or his mama or his nana – but then Puppy encounters many bubbles and upon biting one it pops and so he tries another and it also pops until there are no more bubbles. Where did all the bubbles go? In Erica’s creative way she offers a fun way to read to little ones while promoting babbling, early words and language skills. It provides over 90 examples of some of the earliest developing sounds in their most common word positions including “p”, “b”, “m”, “n”, “d” and “h”. At first glace it seems the book is just a cute simple story, but when read to a child ages 0 – 3 it offers the opportunity to show words such as pop, bubble, mama, nana, daddy and happy in the atmosphere of an adventure in which youngsters can participate and learn!

The story itself is a fine little idea, a very fine lesson in phonetics and speech therapy that introduces a whole new level of importance to children’s books! Grady Harp, March 17

 

 

Buy Links:

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/Talking-Tales-Puppys-Erica-Graham/dp/0997855533/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489273970&sr=8-1&keywords=talking+tales+puppys+bubble

 

 Erica Graham

 

Author Biography:

Erica Graham graduated from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville with her Master of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology. She also holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. As a mother, Erica understands the difficulty parents have finding time to work on speech with their children. In her pursuit to create a fun easy way for therapists, children, and their parents to enhance speech development while promoting literacy, she has written a series of exciting children’s books. Each book focuses on a core sound used in the English language. Outside of writing and working as a Speech Language Pathologist, Erica enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and daughters, volunteering with the youth group at church, and a good cup of tea.

 

 

Social Media Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricaGrahamAuthor/

 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16058804.Erica_Graham?from_search=true

 

Meet Lucia Davis and her Paranormal Mystery! #AuthorInterview #TuesdayBookBlog #books


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I love discovering new-to-me authors. I’m always on the lookout for fresh voices in publishing and when I first heard about Lucia Davis, I was intrigued. Her paranormal short story, The Baby on the Back Porch, is on my to-be-read bookshelf and when I asked for an interview, she agreed. So, please give a warm welcome to Lucia to the POTL blog and be sure to check out her debut novella. Take it away, Lucia:

 

What book do you wish you could have written?

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, I love how he tells a beautiful story, but it has such a deeper meaning.

 

Just as your books inspire authors, what authors have inspired you?

Gosh, I hope my books inspire authors. 🙂

 

 I think for me, women like Jane Austen or the Brontë sisters, who wrote in a time when women were not empowered within society, or even expected to write, are a great inspiration. They faced so much more scrutiny; to me they were in fact very brave women.

 

Writing is a creative process and it opens the door to criticism —which can be painful. Dealing with that can be difficult. So, when I need a little extra courage, I think of those women from the past.

 

Have you always liked to write?

Yes, but I didn’t have much time for in the past. I would always make up stories in my head though. It wasn’t until I decided to be more at home with the kids, that I had more time and started to write. It was quite spontaneous and felt very natural.

 

Do you read your reviews? Do you respond to them, good or bad? Do you have any advice on how to deal with the bad?

I read them. I typically don’t respond, although I very much appreciate reviews. I feel I should not interfere with the process of reviewing. It’s a little different if I know the reviewer is an author, I may respond with a thank you, as a courtesy. Bad reviews; if you look at books that are generally considered excellent or have received tons of great publicity, there are always people who do not like them. Books are personal. It’s a matter of taste. You can’t win them all.

 

What is your least favorite part of the publishing / writing process?

Promoting.

 

Is this your first book? How many books have you written prior (if any?)

Yes, but there is a sequel out now as well, The Charm of Lost Chances, in which Sara returns to Dunnhill and is faced with a new mystery.

 

What are you working on now? What is your next project?

Not sure, I am thinking about writing a third and last sequel in the Dunnhill Series, and I am always working on some shorts and flash fiction for fun. We are expecting our third child, so we’ll see how it goes. I may be up to my elbows in diapers for a while…

 

Where is one place you want to visit that you haven’t been before?

So many. Seriously. And I have traveled a lot. But high on my list are Australia and New Zealand, I would love to visit those countries.

 

If you were an animal, what would you be and why?

That’s a hard question. Otters always seem to have a lot of fun…or else a bird? Flying would be neat.

 

What’s on your bucket list (things to do before you die)?

Travel more 🙂

 

What were you like as a child? Your favorite toy?

I was a bit of a tom boy. We had woods in our back yard and I was always out and about. My favorite toy? My imagination. I could play for hours lost in my own world. That and books (of course).

 

What do you dream? Do you have any recurring dreams/nightmares?

Sara, my books’ protagonist has dreams, but I really don’t dream all that crazy. I dream a bit more now that I am pregnant, but hardly ever remember them when I wake up. Haven’t dreamed yet I am giving birth to puppies, which is a good thing.

 

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Title: The Baby on the Back Porch

Author: Lucia N Davis

Genre: Paranormal, Mystery Novella

Publisher: Orange Vine Publishing

 

Book Blurb:

An old cabin, hidden in the forests of the Northern Cascades, has been a silent witness to mysterious events long forgotten. But sometimes the past has a way of resurfacing…

In search of solace after a personal tragedy, Sara Eriksson exchanges vibrant San Francisco for a small mountain village. Initially, everything at the cabin is just as she imagined: Her new surroundings are breathtaking, and her landlord, David, is kind and helpful. As soon as she’s left alone, however, Sara finds her new home is not quite as peaceful as she’d thought. First, she has an unwanted visitor. Then, an unsettling dream…

Sara pursues the leads presented to her, but she can’t solve the mystery on her own. It takes both Sara and David to uncover the truth about the past—and discover a connection they never expected.

 

 

Excerpt:

“Do you need anything else, Ms. Eriksson?” Sara’s new landlord, David Sanders, scrutinized her with an amused expression. He had just shown her the cabin and explained the specifics, after which she had signed the rental agreement. Sara guessed he was in his early thirties. He was quite good-looking in a rugged sort of way, with his light brown hair, stubble, and outdoorsy clothing.

 

It was obvious to Sara that David thought her to be completely out of place in this cabin. She had perhaps overdressed a little for the occasion, wearing a designer blue sweater dress that complimented her deep blue eyes, leggings, and high-heeled brown boots, making her even taller than normal. She had to admit she did not look like she belonged in this rural mountain village. Her eyes glanced over David’s sturdy boots; the thought of donning similar footwear generated a surprisingly deep yearning for her beloved San Francisco.

 

“No, that will be all, Mr. Sanders. Thank you for your help,” she said coolly.

 

“You’re very welcome. Please, call me David. And don’t hesitate to call if you run into any issues with the house.”

 

“I won’t. Run into any issues, I mean. And it’s Sara.” She smiled politely.

 

“Sara it is. Have a nice day, Sara.” And with a quick wave he walked out the door.

 

After the roar of his pickup truck had died away, Sara busied herself with the coffeemaker. It was still early and she was due for her caffeine fix. Here she was, Sara Eriksson, twenty-eight years old, in the middle of the Northern Cascades, far away from all the big city noises and distractions, and most importantly, anything that might trigger painful memories. She was rather pleased with the little cabin she had found in this charming old mining village known as Dunnhill. It was built in the 1950s, but had been recently renovated and outfitted with everything she needed. There was no Internet connection, but then, she’d come here to write. Quiet and seclusion were what she had been looking for. Granted, there was a larger resort village close by, where she could access recreation and luxury at her leisure. Dunnhill, however, was just far enough away to leave her little cabin secluded on the outskirts of the village proper, quite by itself.

 

She pulled her wavy blond hair in a ponytail, poured herself a cup of the fresh coffee, and went to the solid wooden desk by the window overlooking the back yard. It seemed like an excellent spot for writing. She unpacked her computer and notebook and sat down behind the desk, admiring the view. The patch of grass outside glistened with drops of dew, the sun transforming it into a magical sparkling carpet. Some wildflowers were already blooming, supplying dabs of color amidst the fresh green. Around the clearing, solemn evergreen trees towered, swaying lightly in the breeze. The sunlight filtering through their feathery branches was playful, always moving, creating a dance of shadow and light. Floating dust particles reflected by the sun created the illusion of warmth, and deceivingly suggested the crisp morning air had already dissipated.

 

Sara wrinkled her nose and took a purposeful whiff of her coffee. The cabin had not seen frequent use, judging by the musty smell that lingered throughout the house. She opened the window, and along with the fresh air, the sounds of the back yard flooded in. Chirping birds resonantly celebrated the spring. Somewhere in the distance, a creek was softly murmuring. She sighed. This was perfect! As she took it all in, the thought appeared before she even noticed it forming.

 

Dad would have loved to photograph this.

 

A sharp pang gripped her chest. She rubbed her eyes, suddenly feeling drained. She was so tired of grieving. How long before these uninvited thoughts stopped making her so sad?

She opened her computer to take her mind off her sorrow; emptying her suitcase would have to wait. Soon she was absorbed in her new project, typing on and off while occasionally pausing to sip her coffee. Oblivious to her surroundings, she failed to notice when the birds abruptly stopped chattering and everything grew eerily quiet.

 

 

Buy Links:

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I24QO6Y

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30973910-the-baby-on-the-back-porch

 

Author Biography:

Lucia Davis is the author of The Dunnhill Series 1 and 2. The Baby on the Back Porch, a novelette, introduces the reader to Sara Eriksson and explains how she ends up in Dunnhill, leading to the mysterious things happening at her new cabin. In the novella The Charm of Lost Chances, Sara returns to Dunnhill, where again, she is faced with a new mystery from the past.

 

Lucia Davis lives in Michigan with her husband and two children. She loves traveling and has visited many countries over the years, experiencing different cultures and landscapes. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking and doing yoga.

 

Social Media Links:

Website: www.luciadavis.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lucia-N-Davis-477368475766993/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/LuciaNDavis

 

#SpreadSomeIndieLove Blog Hop + #Giveaway! @jacqbiggar @b00kr3vi3ws #books #mgtab


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Welcome to the Spread Some Indie Love Blog Hop. Today, bloggers from all over the world are talking about their favorite indie authors/books. Thank you to b00kr3vi3ws for organizing this blog hop and for inviting me to participate (http://www.b00kr3vi3ws.in/ ).

 

Be sure to scroll down to the bottom to enter to win an e-book of your choice.

 

I’ve the pleasure to meet a lot of indie authors as a book reviewer/promoter and in my travels as an indie author as well. If I had to pick a favorite, it would have to be Jacquie Biggar. Here’s her picture:

 

Jacquie Biggar

 

I first met Jacquie Biggar in 2015. She discovered N. N. Light Author Promotions and was looking to increase her readership. She and I bonded immediately (both Canadians) and when she asked me to read one of her books, I agreed. One year (and many books/box sets) later, she’s one of my favorite authors. She writes romantic suspense (my favorite genre) and she has a gift to writing strong realistic characters, gripping suspense and love stories that make you swoon.

 

Jacquie Biggar, Romantic Suspense with Attitude

 

Her heroes are tough, alpha males who know what they want. Until they get gob-smacked by heroines who are strong, contemporary women willing to show them that what they really need is love.

 

Jacquie has been blessed with a long, happy marriage and enjoys writing romance novels that end with happy-ever-afters.

 

You can find out more about Jacquie and her books:

http://jacqbiggar.com

Facebook: http://Facebook.com/jacqbiggar

Twitter: http://Twitter.com/jacqbiggar

Pinterest: http://Pinterest.com/jacqbiggar/

GoodReads: http://Goodreads.com/jacquiebiggar

And contact her at Jbiggar@jacqbiggar.com

 

Here is a list of her books to date:

Summer Heat – Love on Fire: 16 Contemporary Romances Boxset

16 All New Contemporary Romances from NY Times, USA Today, and International Bestselling Authors. Guaranteed to make your blood run hot. Passion, steamy nights, excitement, and suspense. Something to suit every reader’s taste. Grab a cool drink (you’ll need it!), find a hammock, and curl up for an unforgettable escape.

 

Jacquie Biggar, Summer Lovin’ – Can two mismatched lovers find a way past their mistakes, or will they keep their lonely hearts forever guarded?

 

To Protect and Love: A Boxed Set of 9 Sexy Romances

When the oath to protect and serve tangles with love, expect sparks and lots of heat!

 

Hot firemen, alpha cops, sexy detectives, and dashing federal agents…this anthology from 9 best-selling and award-winning authors will have you rooting for your favorite heroes and heroines as they step up to the greatest challenge of their lives–to protect and love.

 

The Sheriff Meets His Match- Jacquie Biggar

When a jaded sheriff is drawn to an exasperating woman in trouble, anything can happen.

 

The Guardian (Mended Souls Book 1)

Restitution begins with the truth.

 

Lucas Carmichael and Scott Anderson had it all, money, fame, and fortune. But one night’s stupid mistake takes everything they thought they cherished and dumps it upside down.

 

A car accident ends Lucas’ life and leaves Scott injured and bitter.

 

As the local ME, Tracy York, investigates the case, discrepancies begin to point to more than a simple drunk driving incident.

 

When threats are made to Tracy’s life can Scott and his guardian angel, Lucas, protect her, or will she become another casualty?

 

Cooking with the Authors of Summer Heat

Let the authors of Summer Heat tempt you with some mouth-watering recipes. Bacon-Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Pistachios, Decadent French Toast, Marinated Steak, Devil’s Food Cake, Beer-Steamed Mussels, Baked Apple with Custard Sauce, White Chocolate Cherry Scones. These are just a few of the wonderful dishes you’ll find in this unique cookbook. Each is linked to a novella in Summer Heat, a collection of sixteen sexy romances by New York Times, USA Today and other Bestselling Authors. The food is great, and each recipe will whet your appetite for one of the stories in the boxed set by giving you insights into the life of the author’s hero and/or heroine. So enjoy the fabulous food along with the outstanding prose from a seasoned group of authors.

 

Snippets of Suspense (Sisters of Suspense Anthology Book 1 – FREE)

Shaken and Stirred…

 

Spine-tingling suspense with a steamy side of romance, written by ten award winning authors. The Sisters of Suspense Anthology #1 is a collection of snippets from their favorite Romantic Suspense stories. Chilling and thrilling. It’s guaranteed to spark your interest, stir your senses, set your imagination on overdrive and introduce you to new authors you’re going to love.

 

Snippets by: Veronica Forand, Melissa Keir, Jo-Ann Carson, Jacquie Biggar, Marian Lanouette, Jacqui Nelson, Pat Amsden, Marsha R. West, Kathryn Jane and McKenna Sinclair

 

Award Winning Suspense

 

Book Bites 4 (FREE)

Give yourself a holiday present in this sampler of romantic suspense stories, all with a Christmas theme. Masters of the genre introduce you to compelling characters like a young widow who can’t get over her grief, a jaded sheriff saddled with a woman in trouble, a burned out vice detective, and more. Plus, drop in at a Christmas party where someone kills Santa. Best of all, each story weaves a compelling suspense plot with a heartwarming romance.

 

This sampler, sprinkled with humor and mystery, has a range of wonderful plots from a trace of western, to a classy female detective and with plenty of police procedurals to deal with International Crime throughout.

 

The Sheriff Meets His Match: A Wounded Hearts Novella

The Sheriff Meets His Match- Book 4 in the Wounded Hearts Series

 

When a jaded sheriff is drawn to an exasperating woman in trouble, anything can happen.

 

Laurel Thomas is tired of experiencing life from the outside looking in. She likes the warm welcome she’s received in Tidal Falls and wants to make a home in this friendly little town, far away from her egocentric family. But when her uncle arrives, the past catches up to her.

 

Jack Garrett is satisfied with his uncomplicated life. He has a good job as the sheriff of his hometown, a nice home, and a beautiful teenage daughter. Jack struggles against his attraction for the disorganized new hire at the department, Laurel Thomas. She threatens everything he’s worked so hard to avoid–like falling in love.

 

Can two people with enough emotional baggage to sink a ship find a way to give each other a chance, or is this match doomed to drown?

 

Twilight’s Encore (Wounded Hearts Book 3)

Twilight’s Encore- Book 3 in the Wounded Hearts Series

 

One man’s betrayal will seal another’s fate.

 

Ty Garrett fell in love with Katy Fowler from the moment they’d met. When her father’s betrayal yanks the young couple apart, Ty becomes bitter.

 

After a decade away, Katy returns to Tidal Falls with plans to get married in her family’s theatre. But she hadn’t expected to run into Ty Garrett, the boy she’d never forgotten.

 

When unseen forces endanger their lives, can Ty save Katy and win back her love, or is it too late for these two star-crossed lovers?

 

Dangerous Encounters: Thirteen Romantic Suspense Novels

Get your heartbeat racing with 13 romantic-suspense novels from USA Today bestselling and award-winning authors. Nerve-wracking thrills and dangers, heart-melting romance and love–enjoy them all in this outstanding collection of DANGEROUS ENCOUNTERS….

 

Book Bites 2 (FREE)

Do you love stories of men and women falling in love against a backdrop of suspense and danger? Secret agents. Hidden identities. Lovers forced to revisit a dangerous past. Innocent women who stumble into murder. Long-buried secrets. Games of cat and mouse. If so, here’s an anthology for you. Book Bites #2 lets you sample fourteen heart-pounding romantic suspense chapters from fourteen New York Times, USA Today and National best-selling authors.

 

As you try before you buy, you’ll meet heroes and heroines at war with each other but forced to work together. A heroine on the run from an abusive marriage. A SEAL who promises to care for his best friend’s wife and baby. A heroine who dreams through others’ eyes. A werewolf and his partner on a perilous assignment. A woman falling in love with a man she suspects is a terrorist.

 

The Rebel’s Redemption (Wounded Hearts Book 2)

The Rebel’s Redemption- Book 2 in the Wounded Hearts Series

 

When an old enemy follows and causes mayhem in the small town of Tidal Falls, can Jared Martin overcome the odds to protect the woman he’s always loved and the child he never knew, or will it be too late for redemption?

 

Tidal Falls (Wounded Hearts Book 1)

Tidal Falls- Book 1 in the Wounded Hearts Series

 

BTS Red Carpet 2015 Reader Award Finalist!

 

WHEN LOVE IS A LIE

 

Tired of living a painful lie, Sara Sheridan steals an incriminating file that proves her abusive husband’s ties to organized crime, and flees across country with their young daughter. Now, he’s hot on her trail.

 

ALL HE WANTED WAS PEACE AND QUIET

 

Nick Kelley had come to Tidal Falls to rid himself of haunting memories from his past life as a Marine. He had no intention of getting involved with his beautiful, but evasive neighbor, Sara Reed and her daughter, Jessica.

 

THEN LOVE GOT IN THE WAY

Nick and Sara’s growing attraction for each other lead them down a dangerous path as her ex-husband closes in on the new life she’s made for her daughter and herself and threatens to blow it all apart. Can Nick teach Sara to trust in time to protect the woman he loves?

 

Giveaway:

Enter to win an e-book of your choice of Jacquie Biggar books as well as an e-book of your choice of N. N. Light books. Open Worldwide. Contest ends April 7, 2016.

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Happy One Year Anniversary: Princess of the Light #ASMSG #IAN1 #MFRWAuthor


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I can’t believe it! Exactly one year ago today, I published my debut novel, Princess of the Light. WHOO HOO! I know it sounds like a cliche, but my life has changed dramatically from a year ago. I’ve grown as a writer and an author. I’ve overcome challenges and done things I never thought I could do.

In honor of this celebration, I’m donating 100% of the September Princess of the Light royalties to my local food bank!!! Here she is…

Princess

Title: Princess of the Light

Author: N. N. Light

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense, Inspirational Fiction

Release Date: September 2, 2014

Tagline:

Inspiring spiritual growth one person at a time

Blurb:

Gabriel, the Archangel and Messenger of God – yeah, that Gabriel – visits Mary Miller. He tells her, as the key, she is destined to spread the Light and vanquish the Darkness. Her first assignment is to restore the soul of the Walking Man. Sounds simple enough — until she’s thrown into the face of evil. And then, Joe Deacons enters her heart. This battle just got a lot more complicated. She must complete her mission without losing all she loves.

Excerpt:

“Can I help you with something, sir?” The woman’s voice quivered slightly and she leaned a little, as if she suddenly needed the wall for support.

Whoa, I couldn’t help but think. I frankly felt like a moth to the flame. All I wanted to do was have a reason to get closer to her. The fact that her eyes seemed to shine with an actual light didn’t help matters. I had never felt such an automatic attraction before, and I wanted to lean closer and see what was going on with her eyes.

She was either looking at me like I was the only man in the world—and quite possibly the sexiest one—or else my open gawking had freaked her out. Either way, I couldn’t have told her which it was, because my mouth felt like a cotton ball container.

“Yes,” I managed to rasp to her. “Where is your Architecture section?”

“Are you looking for anything in particular?” Yes. You, I wanted to say. “I could look to see if it is in stock.” Oh. Are there more of you somewhere?

The sound of her voice was starting to make my heart pound.

She had an earthly beauty about her. There was nothing extraordinary in her features, yet something about her just seemed to glow.

I felt my breath quicken. Joe, what’s the matter with you? Get a grip. You’ve seen girls before.

I shook my head to clear my thoughts without worrying what I looked like and said, “Please forgive my manners, but what is your name?”

“Mary.” That just became my favorite name.

“I’m very pleased to meet you,” I said as I extended my hand to her. “I’m Joseph. Please call me Joe.”

She hesitated for a moment before she shook my hand. Electricity bolted up my arm that I wasn’t prepared for. I wondered if she could hear my heart beating. Pretty sure these emotions weren’t winning me any bro-code points.

Her face was flushed and her eyes brightened with interest. Let go of her hand, Joe, I tried to coach myself. If I didn’t let go of it soon, I might never be able to.

So I quickly let go of her hand but immediately regretted it. The whole room suddenly seemed cold and empty.

She probably thinks you’re some kind of wacko. Stop staring. You’re a logical guy… Be reasonable here. Besides, she’s probably married. I ran my fingers through my hair and tried to remember what we were just talking about. I looked up to see her glance towards the entrance. If she asked me to leave, I wouldn’t blame her.

I tried to act composed, while I glanced down at her left hand. I didn’t see a ring, so I cleared my throat and tried to act like a reasonable man again.

“Well, it was a pleasure to meet you, Mary.” Even to me, my voice sounded unnaturally thick and hoarse. I cleared my throat and looked back at her.

“Yes, it’s great to meet you, Joe. Let me show you where the section is.” She turned and simply pointed to the far left corner of the store.

Just when I thought she was through with me completely, she motioned for me to follow her.

As she led me to the back of the store, I tried to switch off my desire and concentrate on the task at hand. Focus, Joe! Decorum! The inner jokes weren’t helping. They just wanted to make me giggle like a schoolboy, and I doubted that would help matters much.

I squeezed my eyes shut for a moment while I tried to remember the books I came for.

She was driving me crazy! I shook my head like a wet dog for what seemed like the twentieth time and asked God for some help.

Suddenly she sidestepped and tripped. I reached out and caught her. As soon as my fingertips touched her, my whole being seemed to be on fire. You’ve gone completely insane, Joe. Maybe, I really had been working too hard lately.

Mary blushed and stammered, “I’m so, so s-s-sorry about that. There was, um, a stroller blocking the aisle.”

“Yes, I saw that.”

I knew I had to let go of her. When I did, she whirled around, stammering more of an apology. It took every ounce of my willpower not to bend down and kiss her. I should have taken that nap.

To keep from kissing her, I made a joke. “And here I thought you just wanted me to catch you in my arms to break the ice.” I hesitated and then added, “It worked.” Her light-hearted laugh made me wish I knew more jokes.

She cleared her throat, and turned back to where they were heading.

Once in front of the architecture books, Mary said, “If you need any further assistance, please don’t hesitate to ask.” Then she stepped back and smiled politely.

“Thank you for your help,” I said, and wished I could think of something else to say to stall her.

As she walked away, I thought, I could watch you all day. I didn’t realize I was grinning until my cheeks suddenly felt sore.

Buy Links:

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/469480

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/princess-of-the-light-nn-light/1120170709?ean=9781502438454

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Princess-Light-N/dp/1502438453

Amazon Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/Princess-Light-N-ebook/dp/B00N19FDKO

Amazon UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Princess-Light-N-ebook/dp/B00N19FDKO

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/princess-of-the-light-1

Indigo: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/princess-of-the-light/9781310880230-item.html?ikwid=princess+of+the+light&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

iTunes/ iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/princess-of-the-light/id913013798?mt=11

Paperback: https://www.createspace.com/5008419

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23009005-princess-of-the-light

Newsletter:

If you would like to sign up to be an exclusive member of #TeamPOTL, send me an email:

info [at] princessofthelight [dot] com

You’ll get a free short story and you’ll get sneak peeks into what I’m working on. Plus, every Friday, you’ll get a special shout-out on Twitter. 🙂

Author Biography: N. N. Light has been creating stories ever since she was little. Her grandfather remembers when she was two years old, she would stand at the top of the stairs and tell him a story filled with emotion (and in a language foreign to him) with her hands on her hips. Let’s just say she was a born storyteller.

She was born in Minnesota, lived in Southern California only to move to chilly Ontario, Canada to marry her beloved husband MR N. She is blissfully happy and loves all things chocolate, books, music, movies, art, sports and baking. Her mantra is to spread the Light.

Most of the time you can find her on Twitter or getting new ideas on how to spread the Light on Pinterest. She is a proud member of ASMSG, Independent Author Network and Marketing for Romance Writers.

Part of the proceeds of Princess of the Light will go directly to food banks in order to feed the hungry and help those in need. With only 7,500 books sold, N. N. Light will be able to set up a monthly endowment for the local food bank.

In addition to being an author, she’s also a book promoter/reviewer and social media marketer. She loves books, has ever since she was young. Matching up books and readers is something that gives her great pleasure.

She’d love to connect with you either via email or via these various social media sites:

Website: http://princessofthelight.com

Blog: https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/nnlight

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/NNP_W_Light

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/nnlight

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/n-n-light/90/1a7/902

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/118060034268079734144/posts

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/nnlight

Independent Author Network: http://www.independentauthornetwork.com/n-n-light.html

iAuthor: http://www.iauthor.uk.com/princess-of-the-light:10294

Please take a moment and share this with your social media network. 

With Gratitude,

MRS N aka N. N. Light

Take a Deep Breath: Surviving the Self-Publishing Process #ASMSG #IAN1 #pubtip


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Today I thought I would share with you some quick tips on surviving the self-publishing process.  Self publishing is hard but with the these tips, you’ll soon be a pro:

  • Have the best book possible.  Hire an editor, proofreader and ask your beta readers to triple check for errors.  No one will buy your book if it is filled with grammar mistakes.  Present the very best product out there.

-Hire a graphic artist to design your book cover.  I know there are programs out there to create your own book cover but unless you’re an artist, your book cover might not grab people like it needs to.  My personal opinion is to hire someone.  I hired a lovely woman named Erica PETIT and she created the amazing Princess of the Light cover for me.  It was affordable and it is perfect! 🙂

  • Distribute your book to as many retailers as possible.  I decided to go with Smashwords and Amazon.  Smashwords is a fabulous distribution company that continues to receive outstanding awards.  Smashwords has a premium catalog and once your e-book is accepted, they distribute to many retailers including iTunes, B&N, Kobo and many others.  I also did Amazon because many many readers around the world buy from Amazon.  The more your book is available, the more readers will want to buy it.

  • Hire an e-book formatter.  Some people can do it themselves but I say, if you are serious about publishing and want it to look professional, hire a professional company to do it for you.  For Princess of the Light, I used Ebook Launch and I highly recommend it! 🙂 They are professional, respectful and affordable.  Check out their website: ebooklaunch.com

  • Breathe. This is very important!  The process of self-publishing can be overwhelming and the only way to get through it is to breathe.  Everything will turn out great! 🙂

  • Celebrate when you hit publish.  You’ve just become a published author and not many people can say that.  Celebrate in style! 🙂 WHOO HOO!

I hope these tips help you to survive the self-publishing process.  Being a published author is a dream come true! 🙂

 

DownloadPrincess of the Light and get it delivered to your device immediately:

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/469480

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/princess-of-the-light-nn-light/1120170709?ean=9781502438454

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Princess-Light-N/dp/1502438453

Amazon Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/Princess-Light-N-ebook/dp/B00N19FDKO

Amazon UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Princess-Light-N-ebook/dp/B00N19FDKO

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/princess-of-the-light-1

Indigo: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/princess-of-the-light/9781310880230-item.html?ikwid=princess+of+the+light&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

iTunes/ iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/princess-of-the-light/id913013798?mt=11

 

MRS N aka N. N. Light

Princess of the Light Blog Tour: Day 4


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For today’s blog tour stop, I thought it would be fun to do an interview.  So please enjoy it and if you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you!

 

Tell us about your book.

 

Princess of the Light is the story of Mary, who is called by God to be the Princess of the Light.  She is destined to vanquish the demons who have infused the world with evil.  She is the champion of Light and her first assignment as the Princess is the restore the soul of a homeless man everyone in Golden Lake knows as the Walking Man.  He is the forgotten man, lost to the world, tormented by the demon Than.

 

At the exact moment she is called, she meets and falls in love with Joe.  With her world changing at every turn, can he be more than first appeared?

 

The stakes grow higher as Than partners with Lisbeth and as Mary wars with the two of the them, she must risk her soul to save the Walking Man and all those she loves. 

 

 

Where did the idea for Princess of the Light come?

 

I have been a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer for years and I kept thinking to myself, why can’t there be a Protector in a spiritual context?  The story percolated in my mind for over five years and I finally had to write it down in 2012.

 

 

Why did you write Princess of the Light?

 

I am a walker and I walk over 20 miles a week.  One day I was walking and I saw this homeless man sitting in the sun.  His eyes were closed and he had a satisfied smile on his face.  I stopped in my tracks and wondered who this man was.  Over the next few weeks, I ran into this homeless man almost every day.  I almost looked forward to it.  See, he never begged or asked for money.  He kept to himself and just walked.  He walked the length of the city I live in.  Over time, I started calling him the Walking Man.  He inspired me to write the book and part of the proceeds of the book will go to Food Banks to help people like the Walking Man.

 

 

What genre is your book?

 

Urban Fantasy

 

 

Describe your book in three words.

 

Spread the Light

 

 

 

Which type of reader would like to read Princess of the Light?

 

I think that anyone who loved Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Xena would love my book.  But in reality, anyone who loves a heart-warming yet gripping action adventure story about a woman who followed her destiny and changed the life of many all while falling in love with her soul mate will love Princess of the Light.

 

What sparked your interest in becoming a writer?

 

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a writer.  I would create stories in my mind and tell the most fascinating adventures to my friends and family.  As I learned to read and write, my talent grew and I started to create my own greeting cards.  When I graduated from high school, I went to university to become a writer.   It is only now that I have seriously pursued it and here I am.

 

 

Best writing advice you’ve ever received

 

Write a book you want to read.  I am a voracious reader and I knew that I wanted to write a story that would captivate me.  I have always remembered that piece of advice and I hope that readers will love the world I created.

 

Looking back on your career as a bookseller, how do you feel now having people come into bookstores and asking about your book?

When I was a bookseller, I sold a lot of books from some of my favorite authors: Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King, Agatha Christie, Harlan Coben, Mary Higgins Clark, C S Lewis, Dan Brown.  I always envisioned what it would be like to have my book sold in bookstores.  Now that it is happening, it is really a dream come true! I feel giddy when I think about it.

 

How can readers find out more about you or your book?

 

Princess of the Light is available for pre-order at these retailers:

 

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/469480

 

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Princess-Light-N-ebook/dp/B00N19FDKO/ref=sr_1_16?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1409056657&sr=1-16&keywords=princess+of+the+light

 

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/princess-of-the-light-1

 

Indigo: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/princess-of-the-light/9781310880230-item.html?ikwid=princess+of+the+light&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

 

MRS N aka N. N. Light 🙂

Princess of the Light Blog Tour: Day 3


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Today, we are stopping by Mike Coville’s wonderful blog, Random Thoughts, as a guest blogger.  Hop on over and check out my interview:

http://mikecoville.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/guest-blogger-author-n-n-light

Princess of the Light is on pre-sale too!  Get your copy now:

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/469480

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Princess-Light-N-ebook/dp/B00N19FDKO/ref=sr_1_16?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1409056657&sr=1-16&keywords=princess+of+the+light

I’d love to hear what you thought!  Please comment below and if you feel led, please share with your followers.  I’d be so grateful!

Until next time.

MRS N aka N. N. Light

Princess of the Light Official Blog Tour: Day One


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I am super excited to start my official Princess of the Light blog tour today!  We had a false start but we are ready to spread the Light around the world!!! Today, I am spotlighted by Patti Smith’s wonderful blog, Gridiron Granny Football Fanatic. She is a writer, grandmother and a lover of all things NFL!  I love that!  Anyway, she and I sat down for a little interview.  Please hop on over and check it out:

http://gridirongrannyfootballfanatic.blogspot.ca/2014/08/have-seat-nn-light.html 

I would appreciate you spreading the word to all of your followers and I thank you for your support!

Have a beautiful day!

MRS N aka N. N. Light

Princess of the Light Update: Blog Tour starts Monday


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I am thrilled to announce that the official blog tour of Princess of the Light starts Monday!  If you would like to help an indie author, please sign up here: https://t.co/hNIRzSV2jh

Keep spreading the Light!

MRS N aka N. N. Light

***Princess of the Light Cover Reveal***


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Credit :
Illustration : streamy digital
Model : VictoriaAndrea
Photo : shutterstock/depositphoto
I am thrilled to present the brand new Princess of the Light book cover!!!
What do you think?
Thanks so much to the graphic artist and the model for doing such an incredible job!!!
The book blurb will be out later today.
Please take a moment and share using the buttons below.
I’m so grateful to you, my followers!
MRS N aka N. N. Light

Princess of the Light: An Update


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I have some exciting news to share with you!!! I have decided to self publish. WHOO HOO! Princess of the Light will be published soon and it will be the official book one in the Princess of the Light series!

Anaiah Press, LLC and N. N. Light have mutually agreed to remove Princess of the Light from Anaiah Press, LLC’s publication. This decision was amicable for both parties. Anaiah Press, LLC wishes N. N. Light success with the self-publication of her upcoming book and N. N. Light wishes Anaiah Press, LLC continued success as a Christian digital first publishing house.

I will be making several announcements over the next six days and also releasing a brand new book cover too!

My first announcement is that there will be a few changes to the manuscript.  They include the following:

Miriam is reverting back to her original name of Mary.

Ethanial is reverting back to his original name of Gabriel.

Wording is changing here and there but I can guarantee that you will love it.

I am putting together a blog tour kicking off on Monday, August 25th.  I could really use your help. If you would like to participate, please email me: nnlight@outlook.com

I am now an #indie author and I depend on word of mouth to spread the word about my book.  Please share with anyone and everyone on social media.

Thank you for help me spread the Light!

MRS N aka N. N. Light