Still On Blogger But Considering Switching Back To WordPress

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Hey everyone!  I am still active on blogger at http://wordtodreams.blogspot.com but am thinking about coming back to WordPress.  I’ve been doing some updates here on WordPress, but am still finding blogger more easy to figure out, BUT that doesn’t mean I won’t switch.  When it comes to working with certain things, I feel like I’m back in elementary school.  Trying to figure out how to put Google + on here has got me stumped at the moment.  I’ve downloaded things, but than I don’t understand the directions on how to get it from my computer into the program.  I will figure this out, I will.  UGH!

Come visit me on Blogger for now!

Hugs to you all and welcome to 2015!

Head Over To Blogger To Find Me

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As you can see, I haven’t been posting here.  I was using this blog temporarily while my blog on Blogger had been deleted by the overzealous spam police over there.  Yep, my blog isn’t spam, never was and never will be.  So…here’s the link to my blog that I post on almost daily…  http://wordtodreams.blogspot.com

I hope to see you all over there.

Spotlight/Tens List: The Last Dance by Kiki Hamilton + Giveaway

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Today I have for you The Last Dance by author Kiki Hamilton.
Two people couldn’t be more opposite…

Kellen Peterson, the gorgeous star quarterback of the Griffin High football
team, seems to have it all. Until the night of the Homecoming game, when Kellen
gets tackled and suffers a traumatic brain injury – an injury that changes his
life – including his ability to walk, talk and throw a football.

Ivy Ly is a senior and counting down the days until she can escape to college.
Though her parents have big plans for her to be a doctor, Ivy is afraid to tell
them she’d rather pursue music as a career.

Ivy’s best friend, Mira, is obsessed with Kellen. When Ivy is asked to tutor
the injured football player upon his return to school, she thinks it’s the
perfect opportunity for Mira to get to know him better – but sparks fly – in
more ways than one… 

Top Ten List –
Things you would change about your high school years if you could go back
in time by Kiki Hamilton
1. I would not eat 2 grilled cheese sandwiches every day in my senior year even if I did
love them!
2. I would have learned how to play guitar at 14 rather than starting when I was 47!
3. Try harder to get straight A’s (I didn’t J)
4. Be less shy and more out-going. Have a little more self-confidence.
5. Maybe not skip out as much as I did. Maybe.
6.  Take more foreign language.
7.  Worked harder at track.
8.  I would not have dated Paul. Definitely not.
9.  I would have bought my motorcycle earlier.
10.  Started seriously writing.
It think many of us can relate to Kiki’s Ten’s List.  I know that I do!!
Purchase Links:
    
Kiki Hamilton is the author of THE FAERIE RING fantasy series and the YA contemporary novel, THE
LAST DANCE. She believes in magic and the idea of hidden worlds co-existing
with our own. Kiki lives near Seattle, though she dreams of living in London
one day. Visit her website at:
www.kikihamilton.com
Links:
GIVEAWAY
3 winners will receive a SIGNED copy of The Last Dance + Bookmarks by Kiki Hamilton
Winner will receive a Surprise ART poster and Bookmark by James Vallestros
5 winners will receive a Surprise ART Bookmark by James Vallestros
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Chapter One Reveal: Creatura by Nely Cab + International Giveaway

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Creatura is available for pre-order on Amazon and will be released August 6, 2013. Check out Nely Cab’s website for more information about her books. 





ABOUT NELY CAB

Nely Cab was born on
December 9, 1974, in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She has lived and resided
in a small, quiet South Texas town most of her life. Putting her Computer
Accounting skills to use, Cab worked in banking for several years. In 2001, the
author relocated to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, where she dedicated time to
the study of culinary arts and the art of oil painting. After her return to the
U.S., Nely resumed her employment in banking and later transitioned to the
field of Social Work.
Today, Nely Cab writes from the comfort of her home,
where she lives with her husband and son. Her life goal is to check-off Bucket
List Item No. 95,623,351: To Conquer the World. While she aspires world
domination, Nely continues to work on her debut series Creatura.
Connect with Nely 

Website  |  Blog  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  | Goodreads
WIN A CREATURA PAPERBACK ARC! 

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS INTERNATIONAL


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Book Birthday! The Moon Dwellers by David Estes + Giveaway!

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Today, The Moon Dwellers by David Estes turns 1 year old!

It was 1 year ago today (June 30th) that David Estes first published the first book in his first ever YA dystopian series, The Dwellers Saga, and changed his life forever. Since then, The Moon Dwellers has outsold and drawn more hype than any other of his 13 published books, and has risen to the top 10 of many YA dystopian lists on Listopia, finding a place amongst bestselling books such as The Hunger Games, Delirium and Divergent. The birth of The Moon Dwellers also changed David’s life forever. As he’s gone from struggling Indie author to fulltime writer, he’s watched in amazement as his Goodreads fan group has swelled from 300 members to over 1,300. Since writing The Moon Dwellers, David has gone on to write and publish two sequels, The Star Dwellers and The Sun Dwellers, as well as three books in a sister series, The Country Saga (Fire Country, Ice Country, and Water & Storm Country). He plans to release the 7th and final book, The Earth Dwellers, in the combined series on September 5th later this year.

So what did David Estes want to do to celebrate The Moon Dwellers book birthday? His answer: “Give away as many free ebooks of The Moon Dwellers as possible!” So if you’re like so many others who are obsessed with YA dystopian novels like The Hunger Games, Delirium, and Divergent, and haven’t yet read the growing phenomenon that is The Moon Dwellers, now’s your chance to do so FOR FREE.
You can grab your free ebook of The Moon Dwellers from Smashwords.com using the coupon code below. And please feel free to share with your family and friends and pets, the more ebooks are given away the happier David will be. The only thing David asks for in return is that if you enjoy the read and continue on with the series, to please leave a positive review on Amazon.com for each of his books that you read.
Where you can find The Moon Dwellers: SMASHWORDS

Coupon Code: AQ92E

Please note, this code expires on July 31, 2013

And for those of you planning on reading The Dwellers and/or The Country Saga, here’s a special note from the author, David Estes:
The Earth Dwellers will cap off an eighteen month journey that has taken me from unknown Indie author to still-mostly-unknown fulltime Indie author. The change is a subtle one for most people, but for me it’s a dream come true. To the hundreds (and now maybe even thousands!) of readers who have come along for the ride with me, either by reading the Dwellers Saga, the Country Saga, or both, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Now down to business. There may be some of you who have only read the three books in the Country Saga or only the three books in the Dwellers Saga, and are now thinking you’ll read The Earth Dwellers, which is supposedly the 4th book in BOTH the Country Saga and the Dwellers Saga. Well, that’s awesome! However, I must highly recommend that before reading The Earth Dwellers that you read the three books in BOTH series. Trust me, doing so will greatly enhance your experience, as The Earth Dwellers will be taking significant characters from both series and crashing them together (yes, like a water country wave) into an action-packed tale of struggle and loss and hope and friendship…and maybe a little love, too.
Anyway, that’s my advice, it’s up to you what to do with it. In any case, thanks for being a part of my own adventure, I’m a better person for having written stories for you!
Recommended Reading prior to The Earth Dwellers

Other YA Books by David Estes!

The Evolution Trilogy:
Children’s Books by David Estes
The Nikki Powergloves Adventures:
Nikki Powergloves vs. the Power Outlaws (Coming soon!)
David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. He grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually he moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife and soul mate, Adele, who he’s now been happily married to for more than two years.
A reader all his life, David began writing novels for the children’s and YA markets in 2010, and has completed 13 novels, 11 of which have been published.  In June of 2012, David became a fulltime writer and is now travelling the world with his wife while he writes books, and she writes and takes photographs.
David gleans inspiration from all sorts of crazy places, like watching random people do entertaining things, dreams (which he jots copious notes about immediately after waking up), and even from thin air sometimes! Recently he’s been inspired by some of his favorite authors, like Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, and Maggie Stiefvater.
David’s a writer with OCD, a love of dancing and singing (but only when no one is looking or listening), a mad-skilled ping-pong player, an obsessive Goodreads group member, and prefers writing at the swimming pool to writing at a table.  He loves responding to e-mails, Facebook messages, Tweets, blog comments, and Goodreads comments from his readers, all of whom he considers to be his friends.
Where you can find David Estes hanging out: 
David Estes Fans and YA Book Lovers Unite

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Novel Publicity is looking for Book Bloggers! Compete for over $800 in prizes!

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Hey, blogger friends, listen up! I’ve got a chance for you to receive two free eBooks and to compete for over $800 in prizes, and it’s so easy to participate. Read on for more…

Novel Publicity is currently recruiting for one of their gigantic whirlwind tours. This time, they’re touring two books by David Litwack. The first, Along the Watchtower, is a work of contemporary fiction with a fantasy bent. The second, There Comes a Prophet, is a YA dystopian that follows in the proud tradition of such classics as 1984, Brave New World, and Fahrenheit 451. Review one, both, or neither. That’s right, you don’t even have to read the books to participate–although that’s definitely an option. Novel Publicity will provide your choice of a pre-formatted excerpt, interview, or guest post to make participation easy.

Along the WatchtowerCLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP!

Tour Dates: July 22 to 26, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, YA Dystopian
Page Counts: 225, 266

The Prizes:

* $100 Best/ most creative entry (2 prizes)
* $100 Random commenter prize
* $50 Rafflecopter (2 prizes)
* $50 Random blogger award
* $50 GoodReads party prize
* $50 Facebook sharing contest
* $100 in the special author contest
* Kindle Fire in the special author contest

CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP!

About Along the Watchtower

A Tragic Warrior Lost in Two Worlds…

The war in Iraq ended for Lieutenant Freddie Williams when an IED explosion left his mind and body shattered. Once he was a skilled gamer and expert in virtual warfare. Now he’s a broken warrior, emerging from a medically induced coma to discover he’s inhabiting two separate realities. The first is his waking world of pain, family trials, and remorse—and slow rehabilitation through the tender care of Becky, his physical therapist. The second is a dark fantasy realm of quests, demons, and magic that Freddie enters when he sleeps.

In his dreams he is Frederick, Prince of Stormwind, who must make sense of his horrific visions in order to save his embattled kingdom from the monstrous Horde. His only solace awaits him in the royal gardens, where the gentle words of the beautiful gardener, Rebecca, calm the storms in his soul. While in the conscious world, the severely wounded vet faces a strangely similar and equally perilous mission—a journey along a dark road haunted by demons of guilt and memory—and letting patient, loving Becky into his damaged and shuttered heart may be his only way back from Hell.

About There Comes a Prophet

But what are we without dreams?

A thousand years ago the Darkness came—a terrible time of violence, fear, and social collapse when technology ran rampant. But the vicars of the Temple of Light brought peace, ushering in an era of blessed simplicity. For ten centuries they have kept the madness at bay with “temple magic” and by eliminating forever the rush of progress that nearly caused the destruction of everything.

A restless dreamer, Nathaniel has always lived in the tiny village of Little Pond, longing for something more but unwilling to challenge the unbending status quo. When his friend Thomas returns from the Temple after his “teaching”—the secret coming-of-age ritual that binds young men and women eternally to the Light—Nathaniel can barely recognize the broken and brooding young man the boy has become. And when the beautiful Orah is summoned as well, Nathaniel knows he must somehow save her. But in the prisons of Temple City he discovers a terrible secret that launches the three of them on a journey to find the forbidden keep, placing their lives in dire jeopardy. For a truth awaits them there that threatens the foundation of the Temple. But if they reveal that truth, the words of the book of light might come to pass:

“If there comes among you a prophet saying ‘Let us return to the darkness,’ you shall stone him, because he has sought to thrust you away from the light.”

Book Blitz: Shadow of Hope by Elizabeth Rose & Tina Pollick

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Shadow of Hope

By

Elizabeth Rose & Tina Pollick

A secret passed from generation to generation. A line of heirs destined to protect those they once persecuted. One god who seeks to destroy humanity’s last Hope…

Zoe is an ordinary woman who talks to her spirit, was raised by her coven, and doesn’t speak to her father. Until one day she finds out that the necklace left to her by her mom, holds humanities last hope

Evan is her reluctant protector, the last of the Templar Knights, who’s watched her from the shadows since she was a teenage girl. When an assailant from the past emerges and steals the key to keeping the rest of the world safe, Evan and Zoe must form a tenuous alliance to get it back.

Up against a mysterious enemy older than time, and a really pissed off God of War, Zoe and Evan have the odds stacked against them as they try to reclaim the Hope of all humanity. That’s if they can avoid killing each other.

Shadow of Hope is a fast paced, thrilling paranormal romance novella.

About the Author

Author Elizabeth Rose grew up in a household where reading was a favorite pastime. Having been encouraged by her parents as a young child to pursue the greats (Dr. Seuss and Amilia Bedilla) she quickly found herself wanting more than to just read stories of Charming Princes in far off lands; she wanted to write them as well.

Having been a follower of Gabriel, Elizabeth found a strong bond of friendship with author Tina Pollick. Having many common interests, Tina and Elizabeth decided to attempt co-writing a novel together. The end process was both enjoyable and enlightening.

Elizabeth currently resides in Wyoming with her two dogs, Bard and Blade. She is graciously allowed to attend the needs of her tomcat Tinker.  Shadow of Hope is her first book. Stop by and say hi!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.rose.58323431?fref=ts

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When Tina Pollick isn’t writing paranormal romance about Heavenly hunks, and smart, sassy women, this RN enjoys a quiet home life with her husband, children, two horses, two dogs, cat, chickens, guineas, well sort of quiet.

Tina’s first paranormal romance novel, GABRIEL, A Kematian Hunter Series was published in January 2013 by Evernight Publishing. The first in a three novella series, SOUL BROKER, will be published by Moon Rose Publishing in August 2013. Stop by and say hello!

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

www.tinapollick.com

Twitter: @Tinapollick

GABRIEL is available on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble and Evernight publishing.

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