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Am I or Am I Not? Stages in My Life

I’m at one of those stages in my life where I find myself again asking the question, “Am I, or am I not?”

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On my thirteenth birthday, my parents congratulated me for becoming a teenager. I was a clumsy child and think they’re joviality was more because I’d lived that long without killing myself; but they said it with a smile so I rolled with it. I was overjoyed because now I was old enough to do teenager things like babysitting and staying home alone. Depressed teenagerWell, it was more like staying home and babysitting my younger brothers. During the next few years, I know I repeated the same question several hundred times. “Am I, or am I not?”

Although I’d lived long enough to be called a teenager, I still wasn’t old enough to do all of the things teenagers did, like dating, driving (legally), etc. I remember sitting in my room dreaming of a day when I would be “old enough.”

When I turned eighteen, I was elated at finally being considered an adult. Yea! I quietly congratulated myself for not killing my younger brothers during the babysitting phase of my life. I could vote for the leaders of our country, and even buy beer and wine. Wow, what a combination. Party on Garth!cbace868d185e8a2162c45c522f56f40.640x356x36
Like a punch in the stomach, déjà vue struck with that stupid question. “Am I, or am I not?” I was now old enough to get my own bank loan to buy a car. I was even old enough to own a tavern (if I’d wanted one), but I wasn’t old enough to buy hard liquor, so what good would that do me. Girl in a car ©Wynn Bullock, 1960There was no Long Island Ice Tea for me at the pool side yet. I remember sitting in my car and dreaming of a day when I would be “old enough.”

The day finally came. I lived to the ripe old age of twenty-one, I smiled as I ordered my first hard liquor drink. I moaned for two days after trying to forget it. Once the hangover subsided, life was good. I woman-writing-checkhad a full-time job, time restrictions, responsibilities, and debt. That nagging question never came back. Instead, I remember sitting in my house, writing out payments for bills, and dreaming of a day when I would be “old enough” to retire.

Today, I turned fifty-eight years old, but I’m not ready to retire yet. I did sit in front of the computer this morning browsing through retail sites for discounts. The ancient old question crawled its way up through the dirt. “Am I, or am I not?”
There are several sites with listings of eating establishments and retail stores offering senior citizen discounts. One of them has Denny’s Restaurant listed as having an exclusive menu for anyone fifty-five and over. I amused myself by thinking it’s probably similar to the kiddies’ menu, but with softer foods and no salt. If I go in with AARP’s endorsement, I could get 15% off my order! I love breakfast any time of day, but I don’t want it for my birthday dinner.
As I read the pages, the differences age requirements confounded me. I pictured myself walking into Burger King, or the Waffle House and asking for a senior citizen discount. They wagged their finger at me. “You’re not a senior citizen until you turn sixty.”
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At Boston Market, I imagine them laughing at me and saying, “Foolish child, you aren’t a senior citizen until you turn sixty-five!”
I’m going with the idea it’s because they wanted to flirt with me, rather than they don’t want a bunch of old people flooding their establishments on Wednesdays.

Tonight, my husband, Dave, took me to Ruby Tuesday’s for my birthday dinner. They didn’t have any senior discounts, but they do have a kid’s-eat-free on Tuesdays discount. Ah, sometimes I wonder what it would be like to be young with no responsibilities again.
After a long moment of introspection on making it this far in life, I suppose I’m as old, or as young, as I want to be at any given time. I’ll still pursue those senior citizen discounts with a mindset of the money feels better in my pocket, rather than one of it’s because I’m old enough to get them.

My HP Photosmart C4640 Printer

This week I accidentally learned something new about my HP Photosmart C4640 printer.

I hate it when I try to print out a page and my printer refuses to cooperate because one of the cartridges is empty. Continue reading My HP Photosmart C4640 Printer

The Spellbinder’s Mark by Alison Pensy

Hey everyone, I hope you’re having a great week. I’m excited to share a new cover reveal with you today. This is standalone novel in the Custodian Novel series by Alison Pensy. Without further ado…

The Spellbinder’s Mark

Book Description
Kat had spent much of her life trying to fit in and be normal, the gift she possessed made her attempt to do so all the more challenging.
Abandoned as a baby, she often wondered about the strange scars on her back, wondered about the kind of person who would do such a thing to a defenseless infant. But when she barely escapes being mutilated for them, Kat has to consider there may be more to the marks than just horrific abuse.
Scared and on the run, she has no other choice than to accept the help of a man she knows she can’t trust. When he pulls her into a world she did not know existed, Kat has to question whether or not she made the right decision.
Set in the same world as the popular Custodian Novels series, this book can be read as a standalone novel or as a compliment to the original series with many of the beloved characters making an appearance.

This book contains mild sexual situations and language. Suitable for 16+

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Book release date – March 30th, 2015

Available for pre-order at:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Amazon CA

Pre-orders for Nook, iBooks, Kobo etc will be available shortly.

Find out more about Alison and her books by connecting with her here:
Website: www.alisonpensy.com
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Twitter: @alisonpensy

Cover Reveal: Hunted by Liz Long

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Hi everyone! Thanks so much to those special authors and bloggers helping me with today’s cover reveal. I’m so excited to show off the new cover. It always makes the upcoming release a little more real for me, you know? Anyway, I hope you love it as much as I do. HUNTED is Book 3 of the Donovan Circus Series, with more adventure, romance, and chaos that will lead to murder. In case you haven’t read it, you can run away to the supernatural circus and start with Gifted for just 99 cents on Amazon, B&N, and iBooks! You can visit this page to learn more about the 3rd book in the series and what to expect – or worry about!

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Back Cover Synopsis

Lucy Sullivan finally belongs with the gifted Donovan Circus. Members are finding their rhythm, even the new folks from the Grayson Circus who joined after the last attack. Lucy feels like a trusted leader who can win the gifted battles and prevent humans from discovering their existence.

When tragedy strikes camp, a distraught Sheffield sends Lucy and her gifted team to hunt down the enemy – Alex, a Chameleon with a wicked ability for war. He’s out for blood and won’t stop until Lucy and her friends are dead.

This time, it won’t be Lucy’s gift that is tested – it will be her morality. To save her circus, the price will be greater than she ever expected. This time, she will lose someone she loves. And it will change everything.

About Liz:

Liz Long, indie author

Liz Long is a ridiculously proud graduate of Longwood University with a BA in English. Her inspiration comes from action and thriller genres and she spends entirely too much time watching superhero movies. Her fabulous day job as a social media strategist includes writing for a publishing company in Roanoke, VA.

All titles, including the Donovan Circus Series, A Reaper Made, and Witch Hearts, are available at Amazon on Kindle and paperback.

To learn more about Liz, visit her website: http://lizclong.com.

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Indie-Visible has a new site!

Hey there friends. SG here, and I’m thrilled to share this news with you! Rather than have me go on about who, and what Indi-Visible is, I’m just going to let you jump in and see for yourself what Indie-Visible has to offer.

Indie-Visible 2.0 Soft Launch

Hooray! We here at Indie-Visible are thrilled to be (soft) launching our site! So, who the heck are we anyway? Indie-Visible is an awesome collaboration backed by a super talented team of writers, bloggers, and freelancers in the publishing industry, who you can meet here and here. Indie-Visible’s BookHub is an online magazine where readers can connect with their favorite authors in fun, innovative ways. BookHub will have a variety of columns, including Indie Book Recommendations, Interactive Contests, and all sorts of activities aimed at getting to know talented authors and their books. If this interests you, be sure to click on the subscription link below!

In the PubHub, writers can get tips on a variety of writing and publishing elements, as well as build their dream publishing team by selecting from our endorsed list of freelancers. Our goal is to provide the perfect “Hub” for writers, where an environment of expertise and professionalism will offer high-level support in all phases of the publishing process and beyond. If this interests you, be sure to click on the subscription link below!

In addition to BookHub and PubHub, Indie-Visible has another AMAZING (Top Secret!) program set to launch in February. Keep your eyes out for an announcement sometime in January.

Keep up on all the goodies by subscribing to our BookHub and/or PubHub newsletters (see below). All subscribers will also be automatically entered to win one of our AWESOME GIVEAWAY PACKAGES. More details on those coming during our Full Launch in January!

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So what do you think? Pretty amazing, right? Leave a comment with your thoughts.

Time Limited Printing of The Druid’s Doorway

Hello everyone!

Wow, I can hardly believe it’s been close to a year since I first published The Druid’s Doorway!

Where the heck has the year gone? We’ve kissed summertime goodbye.

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And now that we’ve all survived Thanksgiving, it’s full steam ahead toward Christmas, and the task of wondering what to get everyone on the shopping list without breaking the bank.

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I believe I can help you out with at least one of those decisions. Do you have an avid reader on your shopping list? Maybe that’s actually you.

When I first published The Druid’s Doorway, I’d decided to make it available in two cover options. The super gorgeous glossy edition the makes the rich colors pop right out at you, and the hard-not-to-touch, velvet-soft suede feel of the matte-finish cover.

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I wanted to do something special for you guys, so I’ve decided to make the matte-finish cover edition available only through December 20th, 2014. I will never make the first book of The Reese Brothers series available in the matte-finish cover edition for sale again online with its current artwork.

How limited is this print version?

As of this posting, the matte-finish cover edition has only 97 copies in print. I’m in possession of 25 of those 97 copies. I’m only making those 25 available at my future book signings until they are gone.

You’re probably wondering why this is good for you, right?

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This is my gift to you, my reader friends. Now through December 20th, the price of the matte-finish cover is $12.33. That is the absolute lowest price that Amazon/CreateSpace will allow me to set this print edition for sale online. Since Amazon usually discounts the retail prices of books, it’s probably even lower than the $12.33.

I will also make future books of The Reese Brothers series available in the matte-finish edition for a very short time after publication so as to keep the cover edition limited. This is to give you, my readers, a chance to collect a matching set for the series.

Thank you so much for making my first year as an independent published author so memorable. I love you all. Have a safe, and Merry Christmas!

Cover Reveal – Fractured Glass

Hello all! Welcome to the cover reveal for Fractured Glass! Before we get into the covers, how about a little information on the book?

Expected Release Date: Late December, 2014
Pre-orders: Late November, 2014
Title: Fractured Glass
Author(s): Tia Silverthorne Bach, Jo Michaels, Casey L. Bond, Kelly Risser, and N. L. Greene
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction with five sub-genres (paranormal, horror, fantasy, magic, and romance)
Length: ~100k words
Synopsis:
What if other worlds existed alongside your own? What if you could travel through them and truly escape reality?

Sloan and Harley Glass were born moments apart; but, despite their differences, the sixteen-year-old twins couldn’t be closer. They’ve held their tongues each and every time their mother has uprooted them—often moving across the country with little notice. They’ve learned to accept change. But what is Mom running from?

They discover they’re travelers—half-descendants of those who can traverse an entire universe of parallel worlds known as fractals. When the past catches up, Harley is kidnapped and taken to one of those distant worlds. Now, Sloan must garner her courage and find a way to rescue her sister. Traversing the worlds isn’t the hard part; it’s surviving the elements and the creatures lying in wait to destroy everything in their path.

Will the Glass sisters be able to save the fractal worlds from the kidnapper, or will everything fracture and crumble around them?

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Sounds good, eh?

Why is this novel different? Well, because it’s a novel anthology. Each of the authors endeavored to use the same characters, and to guide those characters through five sub-genres of 20k words each in the same storyline. You’ve never read anything quite like it, and we do hope you enjoy the Glass sisters’ adventures.

Now we’ll get to the good stuff! First, the digital cover:

Now, for the full wrap:

We can’t wait to release this puppy out into the world for all to read and be entertained. Thanks so much for stopping by to check out our cover. We’ll have some giveaways when the book goes live, so be looking for that post, too!

If you’d like to visit the authors, you may do so via the links below:
Tia Silverthorne Bach
Jo Michaels
Casey L. Bond
Kelly Risser
N. L. Greene

What do you think? Pretty? Interesting? Leave a comment and let us know.

Cover Reveal – “A Reaper Made”

Today’s post is from another fellow author, Liz Long. Her new book “A Reaper Made” is set to release October 30, 2014.

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I am so excited to share the cover of A REAPER MADE with you today! In case you haven’t read the synopsis, you can learn more about what to expect from the upcoming NA Paranormal title (see below). The book will be released on October 30th (just in time for Halloween, yippee!) on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and KOBO.

Want to join in on the online release party? You could win all kinds of ebooks, swag, and maybe even a gift card or two. JOIN HERE!

Huge thanks to all the amazing bloggers and authors who volunteered to help with the cover reveal! Without further ado, here is the cover for A REAPER MADE.

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Synopsis:

Grace had finally gotten used to her new afterlife as a “Made” – a Reaper who used to be human. When Made Reapers and souls begin disappearing, however, Grace and her mentor Tully suspect demons. Grace’s worst fears are confirmed when her living family is threatened.

She’ll have to break every rule in the Reaper book to save them, including using a little magic to become temporarily human. With the help of Tully and her witchy friend Tessa, Grace goes undercover to save the fates of kidnapped souls – only to discover that demons aren’t working alone. Betrayal and distrust runs deep and Grace discovers that sometimes even Reapers are prone to humanity.

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And just in case you’d like to see the full wrap for paperback, I’m more than happy to share that too because I LOVE the back! All cover art done by my brilliant BFF, Erica Dickson.

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Liz Long, indie authorAbout the Author:

Liz Long is a ridiculously proud graduate of Longwood University with a BA in English. Her inspiration comes from action and thriller genres and she spends entirely too much time watching superhero movies. Her fabulous day job as a social media editor includes writing for a publishing company in Roanoke, VA.

Her first book, Gifted, is the first book in the Donovan Circus series, where superpowers meets the circus. Burned is the second adventure. Her standalone book Witch Hearts, is a story about a serial killer hunting witches for their powers. All titles are available at Amazon on Kindle and paperback, Barnes & Noble for Nook, and iBooks.

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Unless You Can Be A Unicorn – Cover Reveal

I’m switching things up a little bit, and turning today’s post over to fellow author, Delphina Henley. Her new book is set to release October 12, 2014. This one is going on my TBR list.
Without further ado…taking it away Delphina!

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Thank you so much for letting me share my cover on your blog.

I am so beyond excited. Cartwheels may have been involved. Ok, I am over forty, imaginary cartwheels were involved, but they felt legit 😉 .

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Regina, of Mae I Design, out did herself again with this cover. She managed to capture exactly what I had envisioned and Kimberly Tallman is a perfect Scout. I am about to get gushy and boring so without further ado, here is the wrap with the official blurb.

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Unless You can Be A Unicorn, is set to release on Oct. 12, 2014. I will be posting teasers and more on my FB page throughout the week. I hope you stop by!

Gorgeous cover! Thanks for stopping by today and sharing your awesome news, Delphina.

Be sure to follow Delphina on Facebook so you don’t miss any late breaking updates.

Whisper by Heather Hildenbrand

Whisper by Heather Hildenbrand

New Adult Paranormal Fantasy

The Cherokee believe when a person dies, their soul is reborn. Life is repeated. An endless cycle of lessons to be learned, love to be found, destiny to be fulfilled. For the past six months, in every flower, every bird, I’ve imagined my parents, relieved of their human forms.


Now, after five months at the Skye View Wellness Center, it was summer. A time for parties and friends, but that’s the last thing I want to do. So when my best friend Erin convinces me to attend a bonfire at Eagle Point, I can’t handle the crowd full of sympathetic stares or drunken class clowns who would use my tragedy as a way into my heart – or my pants. The solitude of the woods offers an escape, until I stumble upon a boy, unconscious and bleeding, his pockets stuffed not with identification but with poetry illustrating the beauty of dying. I’ve seen enough death. I will not leave this boy’s side.


Even after he wakes, when the only thing he can remember are visions of events that haven’t happened yet…

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Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007VDNIQM

About the Author:

Author of Across the Galaxy, Whisper, and the Dirty Blood series. I write, read, and fuss at my kids. Oh, and I do laundry, lots of laundry. I’m pretty good at it, too. Sometimes I even read WHILE doing laundry – and fussing at my kids. I’m a multi-tasker.

For more information on my books, release dates, or just general stalker material, um, I mean FAN material, visit my website. www.heatherhildenbrand.blogspot.com. I love hearing from readers!

Likes and dislikes? I love vintage tees, hate socks with sandals, and if my house was on fire the one thing I’d grab is my Amazon Fire TV! (oh yeah, I’m a fan of puns.)

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