Monthly Archives: July 2012

How to Get Me to Like Your Book

July 31, 2012
enthusiastic

I get excited when I read indie author writing that is really good. So good I have to tell somebody. Hillary, my wife, is most commonly the recipient, willing or otherwise, of my run-on sentences of enthusiasm, but just as often it’s a co-worker, one of my daughters, or my Facebook friends. In fact, it has become one of my most valuable tools in helping me decide whom to interview for The Bookcast, and whose…

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She’s Trying, Very Hard, to Live – Happily Ever After

July 30, 2012
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Ivy Thorn is a teenager, and a military brat, who’s just gone through yet another move, as the new book by Emily Casey opens. Now, Ivy has always been afraid of mirrors, but she never knew why. Then one of them sucks her into the fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast.” Now all she wants is to find her way home. But when Ivy tries to escape, she breaks the wrong spell. Beast is not…

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Rejection – It’s No Joy For Me, Either

July 29, 2012
rejected

I knew this was coming, but I hadn’t wanted to face it. I have to send rejection letters to some authors who have requested an invitation to be interviewed on The Bookcast. Before launching The Bookcast last year I polled a number of indie authors to get their input on what this website should be, if it was going to be of the most value to readers and, secondarily, the indie author community. And almost…

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This Guy’s No Killer – He’s a Regular Teddy Bear

July 27, 2012
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His name: Thelonious T. Bear. Occupation: photojournalist. Current assignment: the Norfolk countryside, where he hopes to find the real England. But what Thelonious doesn’t realize is that danger lies ahead, as he stumbles upon gastro-pubs, crazed Audi drivers – and murder. And things go from bear to worse when Thelonious himself comes under suspicion. Add in a pair of hoods from London’s East End, a celebrity TV chef, and plenty of oddball local characters and…

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Can a Life Not Lived Yet Save The One She Has Now?

July 26, 2012
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Do you believe in past lives? Would you believe, if you were somebody’s past life? What echoes would you leave in their soul? Could they be the answers you need right now? We meet a woman named Carol, in the Roz Morris book “My Memories of a Future Life.” Carol is a gifted musician who needs nothing more than her piano – and certainly doesn’t believe she’s lived before. But when an injury forces her…

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Saved By An Angel. Oh, Wait…

July 25, 2012
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Matty DiCamillo has what many would consider a dead-end job – she works the graveyard shift at a convenience store. But as Jonathan D. Allen‘s book “The Corridors of the Dead” opens, Matty is about to have what we would call one of those life-changing experiences. She is drawn to a new destiny, into a world that pre-dates the human presence on earth, by a most unlikely savior – who may, or may not, be…

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