Rewind, Upcoming

July Rewind

It’s that time to look back and see just how well I’ve done in the month of July.

Without further ado, the stats:

WRITING

  • Blog Posts – 4
  • Fiction Writing – 5270 words

BOOKS

  • Finished: 0 – (I am a horrid reader, sue me)
  • Still Reading:
    • by John Ajvide Lindqvist
    • by Cassandra Clare (audiobook)

YOUTUBE

Interview with Lizzy Baldwin

Interview with Nina Soden

Interview with Melissa Barker-Simpson

GOODREADS STATS

A Time to Reap

  • Ratings – 72
  • Reviews – 55
  • Average – 4.10

A Time to Live

  • Ratings – 15
  • Reviews – 11
  • Average – 4.80

AMAZON STATS

A Time to Reap

  • Reviews – 36
  • Average – 4.50

A Time to Live

  • Reviews – 12
  • Average – 5.0

FANS / FOLLOWERS

WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID:

“The ending wasn’t at all predictable. It hits you all at once and you are left to say, whoa…” – April Wood from A Well Read Woman

“If you asked me to describe it, I would say that it is a cross between Time Traveler’s Wife and Matrix, but so much more.” – Karen M.

THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO:

August 1st – Interview with Millie Ho

August 12th – Cross Country Nerds (1st in a weekly series about all wonderful nerdy things)

August 15th – Interview with C.L. Coffey

August 22nd – Interview with KT Munson

Awkward Author Debut (yes,..still)

Backward Author Debut (don’t judge me)


On a side note, I’ve officially changed my domain. It is now http://www.JLFiction.com so please bookmark it and shoot me a message somewhere on social media. Everything is linked on this post. Come help my numbers grow in August!! I want to thank everyone and anyone who follows or interacts with me. It means a ton to have people out there enjoying what I do.



YouTube

Interview with Millie Ho

Today I had the pleasure of doing an interview with someone brand new and from the lovely country of Canada. The insightful Millie Ho was able to take some time with me this weekend and debate a few of the finer things with reading and writing. Come take a look and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE and check out Millie’s page, channel, social media…well, everything.



YouTube

Interview with Nina Soden

I was able to have my first returning interview last night! Now, this really is the first live interview we had, but I started my YouTube adventure with her as my guinea pig and somehow I was able to fool her again to coming back. The wonderful Nina Soden stopped by and we discussed her ever-growing collection of novels, the differences of paranormal vs supernatural and then I put her on the spot with a quick game of “name as many movies about…”

She’s a great person and as Indies, we should all try and check out what we’re capable of doing. Our community is large and strong, so let’s keep that mentality going. Check out her page and let her know that I sent you!



YouTube

Interview with Lizzy Baldwin

This last weekend, after all of the nighttime explosions, BBQ’s and patriotism were past, I woke up to a wonderful Sunday morning. I was able to sit down with my favorite lady across the pond, the wonderful Lizzy Baldwin. I don’t get much interaction with my fellow bloggers, reviewers and authors except on social media, so to have a one-on-one visually was a treat. And not to mention she is one of the nicest people ever. We got to talk about her blogging start up and some of the nuances  with being a reviewer. At the end we play a little game of “guess the saying” US vs. England. Come take a look and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE and check out Lizzy’s page.



Rewind, Upcoming

June Rewind

It’s that time to look back and see just how well I’ve done in the month of June. This was possibly my busiest month of the year to date just because of softball, vacation and non-writer work I’ve been consumed with. I am looking forward to July as far as my creative productivity goes but will miss my girls from softball after State Tournament is over next week. That aside, I issued an option for readers to take part in the last book of the Carter Gabel series. I’m looking for (9) beta readers to help in the fall to decide the outcome of the book and so far I have (5) of the spots filled. Please let me know if you want in on it!

Without further ado, the stats:

WRITING

  • Blog Posts – 10
  • Fiction Writing – 3150 words

BOOKS

  • Finished:
    • by C.L. Coffey [only $.99]
    • by S.R. Carillo
    • by Nick Jones [free on Amazon]
  • Still Reading:
    • by John Ajvide Lindqvist
    • by James Schannep

YOUTUBE

Interview with Mariana Llanos

GOODREADS STATS

A Time to Reap

  • Ratings – 69
  • Reviews – 51
  • Average – 4.10

A Time to Live

  • Ratings – 15
  • Reviews – 11
  • Average – 4.80

AMAZON STATS

A Time to Reap

  • Reviews – 35
  • Average – 4.50

A Time to Live

  • Reviews – 12
  • Average – 5.0

FANS / FOLLOWERS

WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID:

This Story Had Me Laughing Out Loud!” – Margaret Dowdy

It is really an impressive book, and it leaves you wanting and waiting for more.” – E.G. Gomez

…it was thrilling and you simply can’t put it down.” – Doms

What I really loved about the book was the authors understanding of characterisation” – Lizzy Baldwin

Writing was strong, pace was good, and the plot was complex and didn’t unravel quickly at all.” Cianna Reider from Nerd Girl Reviews

THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO:

July 5th – Interview with Lizzy Baldwin

July 15th – Interview with Nina Soden

Awkward Author Debut

Backward Author Debut


On a side note, I’ve officially changed my domain. It is now http://www.JLFiction.com so please bookmark it and shoot me a message somewhere on social media. Everything is linked on this post. Come help my numbers grow in July!! I want to thank everyone and anyone who follows or interacts with me. It means a ton to have people out there enjoying what I do.



The Next 1000 Miles

I’m Starving!

I feel like there is some sort of review diet going on? A fast of all things tasty and wonderful? Please don’t give me up for lent! I swear, I’m low calorie entertainment and I don’t think I’m too addictive.

If, by chance, this is a lent thing, please keep me in mind for when it’s over. I haven’t had a sale or review in about ten days. I’m withering away. Don’t be afraid to tell others, they don’t know me well enough to give me up just yet.

FEED ME, pretty please.

Pretend to FEED ME

I’ll be doing this in the meantime…

TyrionImpatient



 

A Time to Reap, The Next 1000 Miles

Fun With Free Stuff

Which got your attention, fun or free? Either way, I’m glad you’re here. So, reviews are coming in, all of them are great so far! Where is yours at? Yeah you, fellow reader. You don’t have a copy yet?

Well, I have a perfect opportunity for you. Thanks to AEC Stellar Publishing, my book is available in not only one, but two different formats as part of a Giveaway they are doing. And you may be thinking, I never win anything. What can I say? Sorry about that. I never win anything either. But if it’s any consolation, my book is only $2.99 on Amazon. That is a ridiculous price. You could most likely find that kind of change in your couch or on the floor of your car.

Now, if you still want to check out the free route and possibly win other prizes or just have a fun break in your evening, click HERE and plan on attending.

I also have a Rafflecopter prize for free A Time to Reap poster listed on my FB Page. So many chances to win, odds could be in your favor. Seriously, like little to no effort here and you could have an awesome piece of art mailed out to you. I think there is only one entry at the moment. What the heck, guys?

Oh, but be prepared for October. It’s seriously my favorite month and as such, I plan on giving away more stuff. One hint, the giveaway on the next one requires you to have a copy of A Time to Reap. Best get out and find a copy… Or be extremely creative.



 

Scategories

I Cannot Be-“Lieb” It

Liebster Badge

Come on, you smirked…at least inwardly. I could have chosen a title like Take It or “Lieb” It or Growing, “Liebs” and Bounds!

Pun Dog

No? Fine.

I have been graciously nominated for my second award, ever. It might be a chain mail award, but I still dig it. It’s marketing with a fun twist in my book. So, I would like to thank the lovely Lizzy Baldwin from MyLittleBookBlog for giving me this award/homework assignment. She is a joy in my blogging life and everyone should go look her up and see how she’s doing. Bring a casserole or the blogging version of a housewarming gift.

I had to honestly look up what the hell this award was about before I committed others to the same honorable Q & A. After a lot of research (okay 10 minutes of Googling) I came across articles galore. I’ll link to one here. For your piece of mind, it’s like an electronic, blogger high-five (and/or fist bump, slap on the rear, etc). Good game, bloggers.

So, I have to answer my blogger’s questions, list 11 facts, and then devise my own fiendish questions for the weary souls I shall pass this award along to below. I’ll try to group this in my own OCD fashion.

My Victims Nominees:

Kate – Full Frontal Nerdity (Her stuff cracks me up. Good game!)

Sparkle Bumps – SparkleBumpstheBookWhore (Who doesn’t feel good after reading the blog title alone? And yes, I don’t know her actual name. It’s like a secret identity or stage name or something)

Heather – The Awkward Life of Heather (I enjoy her candor and open nature of relating her life. If I saw her on the streets, you’d get a jumping high-five)

Carly Watters – Carly Watters, Literary Agent (She always posts helpful things and asks for feedback. I don’t see many agents getting this award, but then again, I don’t follow many agent blogs. Carly fulfills my needs… um… Fist bump?)

11 Facts:

  1. I hold a Bachelor’s degree (History) as well as a Master’s degree.
  2. I panic when insects fly near my face. ( I activate mad, ninja-dodging skills at that point)
  3. I can quote nearly the entire movie, “Clue.”
  4. I am super stubborn
  5. Green Lantern is my favorite superhero (Not the movie though, sorry to say, it sucked…a LOT)
  6. I would take a philosophical debate over any topic, any time.
  7. I am right hand orientated, but left eye dominant
  8. I almost named my daughter Mathilda
  9. M&M’s magically disappear if they are around me (No idea how that happens)
  10. I have astigmatism in both eyes
  11. As a child, I thought being a garbage man was my career path because it looked so awesome!

Blogger Questions:

1) Describe your blog in three words?

– Witty, Humorous & Helpful

2) If you could live the life of a character in any book who would it be?

– Christopher Robin, ponder that life.

3) If you suddenly found £500 pounds in your wallet, that had magically appeared but you had to spend it that day, what would you do with it?

– (This was homework, it equates to roughly $850) And if that was in my wallet, I would most likely pay off my tax registration fees and then use the rest on kitchen improvements in my house.

4) What cocktail describes you best?

   – I don’t drink enough beyond beer and/or shots to know drink names. But I would consider myself to be a drink you misinterpret at some point and has an initial bitterness to it with a sweet aftertaste that keeps you wanting more? Drink it in. That sounded sexual… skip that thought. 

5) Favourite childhood author?

– Childhood? Pretty sure Dr. Seuss rocked my bookshelves.

6) You are in the middle of a zombie attack, and you can only grab one item from your bathroom to protect yourself…what would it be?

– First, why only one? Second, my bathroom contains nothing worthy of a weapon unless I wrapped a bar of soap around a towel. Since that would be two items, I would have to go out on a limb and say the tank lid? It’s heavy and I can still swing it.

7) Coke or Pepsi?

– Pepsi

8) Music act you would most like to see live in concert?

– Lana del Rey. That chick is awesome!

9) Do you have any tattoos? If yes..what? and if no…are you planning on any?

– Plenty. On my right arm I have symbols depicting emotions like rage, hope, jealousy, fear, etc. Did I mention I’m a Green Lantern fan?

10) Harry Potter or Twilight?

– Harry Potter. The brooding twinkle vampires don’t do it for me.

11) What are your thoughts on jelly?

– Great in a sandwich as long as it stays inside the bread? Key ingredient to lots of BBQ recipes? Is there a right answer here?

My 11 Questions:

  1.  You are able to scratch one thing off your bucket list, no matter what it entails. What is it?
  2. You can listen to any band/artist (live) in their time period. Who would you want to see?
  3. If you could collaborate with any artist/author/professional on a project, who would you choose?
  4. Would you rather live in a zombie apocalypse (Walking Dead) or an electronic apocalypse (Revolution)?
  5. Why to number 4?
  6. Pop Tarts or Toaster Strudel?
  7. Favorite smell?
  8. You can have one super power. What would you choose?
  9. What is your worst habit?
  10. What do you find to be your best quality (physically or mentally)?
  11. What keeps you from having your dreams come true?

 

Enjoy the next half hour of replying, nominees!!


 

Journey of 1000 Miles

Read and Respond

This is super quick since my focus is all over the place this week. What makes up your mind about purchasing a book? Cost, description, author loyalty, etc. Do you only buy in a specific genre, take friends advice, Amazon suggestions?

I’m trying to get a feel for your tastes.