Summertime Blues #Audiobook Event 7-9th July #Giveaway

A select group of authors has joined forces with me

To bring you amazing stories, beautifully narrated.

Looking for your new favorite story? 

Come listen to our audiobooks 

And join us as a GOING guest for a chance to win it:

https://www.facebook.com/events/3226923984292472

Book Series Starter – Bookish Event and Giveaway 11-15th January

I’m so excited to be a part of @NNP_W_Light’s Book Series Starter Bookish Event. Check out all the featured books and enter the giveaway to win a $40 Amazon gift card: https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/book-series-starter-bookish-event #bookseries #books #bookish #giveaway

Giveaway Info –

Enter to win a $40 Amazon gift card:

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/92db7750149

Open Internationally. You must have a valid Amazon US or Amazon Canada account to win.

Runs January 11 – January 20, 2022.

Winner will be drawn on January 21, 2022

Authors include:

Tuesday 1/11

2 am – Mariah Ankenman 

4 am – A.L. Butcher 

6 am – Michelle Bryan

8 am – Laura Strickland

9 am – Veronica Scott 

10 am – Susie Black

11 am – Kara O’Neal

12 pm – Marilyn Barr

Wednesday 1/12

2 am – Melissa McClone 

4 am – Regina Jeffers 

6 am – Rachelle Paige Campbell

8 am – Ilona Fridl

9 am – Marilyn Baron

10 am – Grea Warner

11 am – Beth Henderson

12 pm – Marla White 

Thursday 1/13

2 am – Mariah Ankenman 

4 am – Kerry Blaisdell

6 am – Veronica Scott 

8 am – Dalia Dupris

9 am – Anna Markland

10 am – Sharon Buchbinder 

11 am – Cathy Burnham Martin 

12 pm – Marla White 

Friday 1/14

2 am – Mariah Ankenman 

4 am – Melissa McClone

6 am – Regina Jeffers 

8 am – Gini Rifkin

9 am – Russell Govan

10 am – Mary Martinez

11 am – Corinne LaBalme

12 pm – Diane Burton

Saturday 1/15

2 am – A.L. Butcher 

4 am – Veronica Scott

6 am – Sharon Buchbinder 

8 am – Jana Richards

Sunday 1/16

2 am – Mariah Ankenman 

4 am – Dee S. Knight

6 am – Cathy Burnham Martin 

8 am – J.B. Dane

December Indie Authors Bookish Event

Enter to win an e-book bundle of all 27 books featured in the Indie Authors Bookish Event on NN Light Book Heaven:

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/92db775089

Open Internationally.

Runs December 8 – December 13, 2020.

Winner will be drawn on December 16, 2020.

All spotlights will be grouped together at this link.

https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/indie-authors-bookish-event

Features from

Jami Gray

P.L. Parker

Carla Krae

Marlo Berliner

Brenda Whiteside

Sharon Buchbinder

Natalina Reis

Robyn Rychards

Cynthia Woolf

Jennifer Wilck

Theresa Dale

A.L. Butcher

Cadence Vonn

Marie Tuhart

Lis Anna-Langston

A.D. Britten

N. Christine Samuelson

Marie Tuhart

Claire Marti

Sherry

The Reluctant Wizard – Blog Tour – Guest Post/interview – A A Warne – Fantasy

What is your writing process? For instance do you do an outline first? Do you do the chapters first?

Of course, I don’t do anything simple. I generally come up with ideas all the time. Most of the time they don’t belong to a story in particular, so those ideas get written down and thrown into a slush pile. When I’m stuck for an idea, I just start plucking out of that pot until something sticks and I write it into the scene.

The ideas that I have for a particular series also goes into a folder. Once I’m finished with whatever I’m writing currently, I pick what folder is the biggest and start working on that story.

First, it’s all about putting the ideas into a coherent order – and this is really hard especially since I like to throw timelines all over the place.

Then I write an outline and revise it several times. If I write from multiple character’s perspectives, then each character gets their own timeline, and I somehow merge them all together to form a book outline.

Then the draft. This is nothing to sneeze at. Drafts are horrible writing but for some authors their natural talent makes it look like a polished piece. I am not one of those writers. My drafts are full of notes, comments, repetition, emphasis, etc. because I’m telling myself the story.

I do countless re-writes until I’m happy with it and then the editor’s round starts.

So the process is long and it’s nothing short of hard work but if I skip any step, I end up writing myself into a corner. Which all writer’s know, is not fun to navigate back out of.

What are common traps for aspiring writers?

Rules! Too many writers say learn the rules but then can’t determine what the rules are.

Of course, there are grammar rules, spelling and punctuation. These are a given. But writing rules? Are they suppose to be on content? Use of language? Expression? I never found out.

Instead, I ignored all the generalized advice and rule talk and put my head into a book to figure out what exactly does a novel consist of. Thousands of articles will tell you to skip that step, but I needed to learn the hard way so I knew it for myself. Learning something for myself made me in control of those

What is your writing Kryptonite?

No outline! I’m not someone who can write a book from cover to cover. I have to have a plan. Too often, I write the plan several times before I start constructing scenes. Then I draft the book several times over before I start the re-write. It sounds like a lot of work but it’s a process that allows me to dive deeper, search harder, explore more.

Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?

I haven’t a clue what people want to read and this is really a no-no in the publishing world. I have certain stories that I must get out of my head and onto paper. If people want to read them, then great! But if not, that’s fine too, but I must write them. Every time I watch a movie or read a book, my mind wanders and I find myself seeing a deeper picture than the story was meant to go. That’s where I find my content – the layers that are so deep and shine the light on what’s hidden in the darkness.

If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

Never give up.

Everyone thinks they have the answer – but it’s only relevant to their lives, not yours.

The yellow brick path has been tracked too many times – don’t follow the dirt path either – create your own.

There is no such thing as the wrong answer when you are asking about life.

Creativity is life.

What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?

Actually, I find writing males so much easier. It’s women I find hard. I grew up with so many boys and never any girls. They’re less complicated and talk at face value. Women don’t. They hide things and have a level of expectation thinking it’s written on their face. I can’t deal with that! So I jump into a man and follow him. I’m more comfortable doing that.

How long on average does it take you to write a book?

How long is a piece of string? No idea. Some very quick, others years. It’s a matter of what the story requires, needs from me, etc. I let the work dictate itself. If I try and put limitations on it, then everything goes out the window.

Do you believe in writer’s block?

Yes and reader’s block too! Neither is fun. But it’s all about the mindset. If you are not creating – don’t blame the craft. Something is going on in your life that is impacting the creative muscle. Health? Stress? Toxic person in your life that you constantly thinking things will get better? It does once they’re out of your life! And you’re creating again.

The Reluctant Wizard
by A.A. Warne
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

By day, wizards rule the world. At night, warlocks seek to destroy it. Now, one boy will challenge them both.

Eli never wanted to be a rebel. All he wants is an end to the famine and war threatening his community. To save his mother and baby brother from marauding warlocks, Eli is forced to make a heartbreaking decision. He must travel to Terra Magicae, the mysterious land of the wizards, to study magic. In exchange, the wizards will protect his family, but this protection comes at a price: once Eli enters the Grand Wizardry Academy, he may never come home.
Full of lush landscapes and magical marvels, Terra Magicae is more wondrous than Eli ever imagined… and more dangerous. At first, Eli’s struggles to fit in at the Academy seem ordinary. But the more he questions the wizards, the more he suspects a sinister purpose behind their bizarre rules and tests. For a dark secret lies at the heart of this mystical land, one so terrible it threatens not only the students at the Academy but the lives of everyone Eli loves.
To save them all, Eli must step into the midst of the battle between the wizards and warlocks and defy both sides. He must become the rebel he was always meant to be.
A. A. Warne writes elaborate, strange, dark and twisted stories. In other words, speculative fiction.
Located at the bottom of the Blue Mountains in Sydney, Australia; Amanda was born an artist and grew up a painter before deciding to study pottery.
But it wasn’t until she found the art of the written word that her universe expanded.
A graduate of Western Sydney University in arts, Amanda now spends her time wrestling three kids and writing full time.
Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!
$50 Amazon

 

Lying Beneath – Book Tour and Giveaway #Scifi

Lying Beneath
The AURA Operation Book 1
by Kevin Moran
Genre: Science Fiction
Underneath the city lies an advanced society, and its dark secrets could bury her alive.
Ayla worries she’ll be stuck waitressing for pennies until she dies. She longs for adventure, for something to save her from the paycheck-to-paycheck life she lives with her long-time boyfriend, Derek, who plays it safe and only half-tolerates her thirst for exploration.
With her trusty camera in tow, she explores abandoned buildings, searching for something—anything—interesting. One night, she finds a mysterious trapdoor in an old warehouse which leads to a futuristic society right beneath her feet.
This is the adventure she’s been looking for, but the people underground don’t appreciate her intrusion and she quickly finds herself locked up and questioned. They think she’s a spy, their questions are getting more intrusive, and Derek has no idea where she is.
Ayla must find a way out of this underground world that’s not at all the adventure she thought she wanted, or she may never see Derek again…
Kevin Moran has been writing books since he first learned what a book was. His early drafts were held together with pins, staples, glue and string. His process has since improved and he now publishes with An Ink Mover, LLC. He currently has three works available for purchase.
“Lying Beneath” is his latest work and book 1 of the AURA Operation series. It will be available May 5th.
$25 Amazon Gift Card
Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!

 

Dark Fae – Blog Tour and Giveaway – Quinn Blackbird #Fantasy

 

Dark Fae
The Dark Fae Book 1
by Quinn Blackbird
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
He came to destroy the world.
He came to destroy us.
But he kept me alive when all else died.
It’s the end of us, the humans. Our world is ravaged, burned to the ground, destroyed by the armies of dark fae crawling all over our lands. They seek to end us, weed out the last of our survivors, and tear us to pieces.
We hide as best as we can. But it’s inevitable.
A dark fae army finds us hiding in a little village. We’re all goners. All of my group dies around me, and I’m about to join them in death—until he spares me.
**On Sale for only .99 cents!**
Taken
The Dark Fae Book 2
He’s a monster.
I’m a prisoner.
And he’s got his sights locked on me.
Caspan, the dark fae General, shows a dangerous interest in Vale, the latest human captive collected by the army.
What the dark fae want with the human captives is anyone’s guess—but it’s the last thing on Vale’s mind. As she struggles to manoeuvre the strict rules of her new life as a slave, she quickly learns that she must avoid the attention of the dark, dangerous Caspan at all costs.
His interest in her is not only a sinister mystery—it’s surely a death sentence.
Stay alive. That’s her only rule in this dark, abandoned world.
But living amongst monsters sometimes means having to bend the rules.
Dark Souls
The Dark Fae Book 3
Rule of the apocalypse. Don’t mess with the dark fae.
I did, and now this monstrous fae wants me;
Wants to hurt me,
Kill me,
And kiss me.
Vale is trapped in the dark fae army, a prisoner of monsters. To make matters worse, the dangerous and dark General isn’t forgetting her any time soon.
He corners her, watches her, and does what no dark fae should do with a human–kisses her.
His lips on her skin is a kiss of death.
But Vale sees in him an opportunity to save the life of her only friend.
Didn’t anyone ever tell Vale never to bargain with the fae?
Quinn Blackbird loves a good anti-hero.
All of her villains stay submerged in ‘dark’ so expect little redemption. She thinks them up over hot coffees and warm cups of tea on the porch.
When not writing, Quinn loves a good face mask and book on the couch with her two pups.
$10 Amazon Gift Card
Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!

 

Curse of the Blacknoc Witch – Blog Tour #Fantasy

Curse of the Blacknoc Witch
by Tori V. Rainn
Genre: Fantasy
Samuel dreamed of being a lot of things, but a monster trapped in a forest realm never entered his mind. The Blacknoc Curse wasn’t supposed to be true, only a children’s story meant to persuade them away from evil. Yet, here he was tasked with hunting cursed kids. There’s nothing left for Samuel except the horror surrounding him.
Layla, a young girl tormented by the same curse, is dropped into the terrifying forest every night, running from the monsters intent on taking her life. She meets Samuel and vows to save all the children, especially Samuel, from their torment.
Working together can they defeat the Blacknoc Curse?
Tori V. Rainn is a Texas-based fantasy novelist who is on a lifelong mission to inspire her readers through the power of imaginative storytelling. During her creative journey, an array of her short stories have been showcased in various online zines. It all started when she took a writing course at Writer’s Village University, which earned her a Creative Writing Certificate. The moment she penned her first story, she knew writing was her ultimate calling and greatest passion.
When she isn’t crafting thrilling plots, you can find this avid video gamer watching her favorite shows, collecting unique knives, or going on meditative walks in the heart of nature. She is also a chocoholic and tea aficionada with an unquenchable sweet tooth. Above all else, Tori enjoys spending quality time with her loved ones.
$15 Amazon gift card, Swag Packs with Bookmarks Keychains.
Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!

 

Book Series Mini Starter Event 13-17th Jan

Check out some of the authors and their series in the event below.

Event Link

Rafflecopter Direct Link

Enter to win a book bundle of all 35 books featured in the Book Series Starter Event.

Open Internationally.

Runs January 13 – 17, 2020.

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/92db775046

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Schedule (All times are North America East Coast Time or EST) –

Monday 1/13

Livia Quinn (Calloways)

Brenda Whiteside

Judith Sterling (Ravenwood)

Petie McCarty (Cinderella)

Julie Rowe (Viable)

Claire Marti

Jami Gray (Hunted)

Jessica James

Tuesday 1/14

Marie Tuhart

Kimberly Dean

Anna Lores

Meredith Bond

Wednesday 1/15

Livia Quinn (Destiny)

Tena Stetler

Vivienne Brereton

Julie Rowe (Deadly)

Helen C. Johannes

Jami Gray (Shadows)

Kerry Blaisdell

P.J. MacLayne

Thursday 1/16

Laura Strickland

Willa Blair

Judith Sterling (Cauldron)

Petie McCarty (Angel)

Mary Morgan

Alina K. Field

Gini Rifkin

Ilona Fridl

Friday 1/17

A.L. Butcher

Peggy Jaeger

McKenna Grey

Jennifer Wilck

Debra Elizabeth

Tammy L. Bailey

Susan Payne

 

 

 

 

Snuggle Up With These Books – November #Books #Prizes #Indiepromo

Calling all readers! Fill your library with N. N. Light’s Book Heaven Snuggle Up With These Books Readathon picks. 56 books from multiple genres featured plus a chance to win one of the following:

Enter to win a $50 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card

Enter to win a $50 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card

Enter to win a $25 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card

Enter to win a $15 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card

Enter to win a $10 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card

 

I’m thrilled to be a part of this event. My book, The Shining Citadel, will be featured on 14th November. I even talk about what I’m thankful for this year. You won’t want to miss it.

Bookmark this bookish party and tell your friends:

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https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/snuggle-up-readathon

 

NN Light’s Bookaholics Unite May Giveaway

Are you a bookaholic? The dictionary defines a bookaholic as, “a prolific or a habitual reader; a compulsive book buyer.” That describes me to a tee. How about you? We’re in luck because N. N. Light’s Book Heaven is giving away everything a booklover could want: books and book money. In fact, I’m one of the authors participating and you could win “The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles” plus autographed print copies by some of today’s bestselling authors. The list is long and personally, I’d love to win myself but alas, I can’t. So, I’ll just live vicariously through the lucky winners. If there’s a particular book or prize you’d like to win, be sure to say which prize you want when you enter via Rafflecopter. Good luck!

Bookaholics Unite Giveaway: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/92db775029

Literary Giveaway Portal:  https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/literary-giveaway-portal

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May 2019 Prizes

$10 Amazon gift card plus e-copy of Spirited Quest by Julie Howard (US only)

autographed print copy of Seventeen Days by Linda Griffin (US only)

autographed print copy of Dante’s Gift by Aubrey Wynne (US only)

autographed print copy of Home is Where the Hunk is (contemporary western romance) plus swag generously donated by Nancy Fraser (US/Canada only)

e-copy or print copy of winner’s choice of one of C. C. Bolick’s books

e-copy of Taming a Scandal by Linda Carroll-Bradd

5 e-copy of Angelica by Clabe Polk

autographed print copy of Storm’s Interlude by Vonnie Davis (US only)

e-copy of The Cauldron Stirred by Judith Sterling

e-copy of Kiss of the Virgin Queen by Sharon Buchbinder

e-copy of The Queen of Paradise Valley by Cat Dubie

e-copy of Dearly Beloved by Peggy Jaeger (US only)

e-copy of Once Broken by D. M. Hamblin

e-copy of A Debt to the Devil by D. M. Hamblin

e-copy of Tied Up With Strings by Madeline McEwan

e-copy of The Light Beyond the Chronicles by A. L. Butcher (Smashwords voucher)

e-copy of The Colony and The Last City by RM Gilmour

e-copy of Six Months by Mona Sedrak (US only)

e-copy of Dickensen Academy by Christine Grabowski

e-copy of The Palace of the Stars by Karina McRoberts

e-copy of Chelandra by Karina McRoberts

e-copy of Lyrical Embrace by Amber Daulton

e-copy of Further Explorations by David Russell

e-copy of House of Dark Envy by Juli D. Revezzo

e-copy of The Mask of Truth (Part One) by Lara MacGregor

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