Monday, December 29, 2014

Season 2 of Steve Gadlin's Star Makers: See stars in the making.

So many talented people have had a launching pad with Steve Gadlin's Star Makers. People clap to music, and yes, it's entertaining.  Watch a clip of Clapping Wolf Connors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_0dG8sO27g

You never know what you'll find, like a belly dancer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VXlDgKQbKA or a magic act with a little dancing and juggling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypnE-D3JCEE

Want more? Click here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS6ZKGlw2PNQtvbC3p8HXUA

Sunday, December 21, 2014

This caught my eye: The Stargazers of Horoscope Beach and the Year of Astrological Proportions.

The Stargazers of Horoscope Beach

With a title like that, I couldn't resist investigating. Here's what I found.
An inspirational comedy with heart and soul that flies you up a wormhole to Aries and all the way around to Pisces, bringing the star signs powerfully to life in twelve supernaturally funny chapters...
Astrology columnist Lyvea Rose takes your stars, your dreams, and your fate and brings them to life in supernatural colour…
A traveller’s tale around the night sky, filled with revelations about the star signs, high magic and crackling intrigue, divine apparitions and celestial humour. Welcome aboard and enjoy your flight…
A novel in twelve chapters about the twelve star signs, which you can read in any order you like…
“We’ve received frequent comments about the accuracy of Lyvea’s astrology, in addition to the beautiful way in which she seems to effortlessly write her predictions each season.” - YOUR STARS magazine, Psychic Club of Australia
“I love Lyvea’s writing; it’s amusing and gives me a giggle, but it’s full of wisdom at the same time.
Do you want to investigate, too? Here's the link: http://australianwritersrock.com/product/the-stargazers-of-horoscope-beach/


Monday, December 1, 2014

An Unpredictable Life: The story of a young cancer survivor.

An Unpredictable LifeWhat a horrible sixteenth birthday gift. Elaine White shares the introduction to her book on overcoming cancer. http://w.tt/1y4ZZbP She is a prolific writer and has a bright future ahead of her.
Her Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/Elaine-White/e/B00DFL08E4/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1417457723&sr=1-2-ent
Visit her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elaine.white.359?fref=nf

Friday, November 28, 2014

Ride the Time Travel Train with Edwina and her creator!


In Evil Across Time, Edwina had a car accident. Three months later, she travelled back in time and visited her previous incarnation. But did she? When she returned from her time travel experiences, she realised she was possessed, but was she?

In the second book of the Trilogy, Nothing, she travelled even further back in time where she realised she had Super Powers, or did she?
In the third and final book of the Trilogy, The End of Time, she visited the residence of the Author of the Trilogy, Roy Askham, or did she?
Find out for yourself as you ride the Time Travel Train to a climax that you could never foresee coming.
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Throughout his life, Roy Askham has seen all sorts of signs and signals relating to things that manifested at a later time. He knew there was more to life than just random events; that he was part of a divine plan that is easy to see if one is alert.
He enjoys imagining fantasy worlds. His enthusiasm for writing is evident, bringing historical, time travel and paranormal elements into his work; three things he is passionate about.



Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

New focus for this blog - On request only.

I am going to be changing my 2nd blog, Blogs About Writing to focus on my many opinions about ads.
The blogs new name is My Ad Opinions: http://myadopinions.blogspot.comThis blog will still be for promoting indie writers, but it will be PRN, as they say in the medical field. It will be by request only. Here is my Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/lizkingsbury.mckeown Message me if you have a book release, giveaway, or blog tour you want me to promote. Please give at least a week for me to respond as I have a day job. I will be asking for jpeg files of book coves, author bios and book blurbs.

My 2nd blog will be about one of my passions; giving my opinions about advertising. Also, I will be trying websites seeking customer opinions, market research, etc. I will be posting the link on the blog page once I'm finished tinkering with it.

Smiles - Liz

Monday, October 27, 2014

What's Lady Justice up to now? Here's a chance to win Book 18: The Eye of the Storm!

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Look out for hurricane Odile! With the death of a young black man, Walt and Ox are dragged into the eye of a storm as Kansas City erupts in violence and demonstrations.
Fearing for their lives, Captain Short sends them on assignment to Cabo San Lucas where they find themselves in the eye of a very different and even more dangerous storm --- Hurricane Odile.
Surviving these ordeals pushes both men beyond the limits of anything they have experienced, and leaves Walt facing one of the most important decisions of his life.

To enter this giveaway - click here: 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23375184-lady-justice-in-the-eye-of-the-storm

Monday, October 20, 2014

Books by Bob: Follow the adventures of Lady Justice. Many books for 99 cents!



Do you like Janet Evanovich? Well, if you're like me and love the Stephanie Plum series, you'll get a kick out of the Lady Justice series. For those who haven't read about the New Jersey bounty hunter, Evanovich has fast-paced detective stories laced with a large dose of humor!

Here is the Amazon link to the Lady Justice books, many of which are priced under a dollar!
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_16?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=robert+thornhill&sprefix=Robert+Thornhill%2Cstripbooks%2C155

So, who is the Bob behind Books by Bob? http://booksbybob.com/about-the-author_22.html

Want some free recipies? http://booksbybob.com/cookbook-vr-download_377.html


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Prolific author Elaine White's first Thunderclap.

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Sacrifice for sale! Just 99c!

What's for sale?
Sacrifice for sale! Just 99c!

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by Elaine White



What's it about?

A missing vampire princess. A soul fractured among five young human girls. One loyal vampire with a grudge. Can vampire soldier Damian set aside his personal feelings to follow orders? Can princess Amelia's soul be reunited in time for the meeting of the three clans? Will her brother, Matthew, fight for the right to rule? Who will prevail?
“One sacrifice too many, will change his fate forever. How much can one vampire give? On sale for 77p or 99c! http://thndr.it/1AS5tbH



 


Monday, September 22, 2014

Lily: The cute, little dog with a new book series!

Lily is a busy, little dog! 
Lily is an adorable white cocker spaniel who accidentally wanders from her home. On her journey to find her way back she meets an old dog name Sam. Sam asks Lily what her name is, but she doesn't know because her family calls her by many different names. Sam tells her that her family calls her by silly pet names because they love her. Sam introduces Lily to a cocker spaniel and a chihuahua who also have silly pet names. Will Lily's new friends help her find her way back home? Do you have a silly pet name?
Coming soon - Lily Meets a Bully.
Check out the Facebook for more from Lily's creator: https://www.facebook.com/thelilyseries

Monday, September 15, 2014

My blogs are back. Malware problems are over. Back online next week.

I'm sorry, but my browser was infected last week when I went on Amazon to check out a new release. First I had a dialog box telling me that I needed to run one of their security scans right away. I know from experience that this is a red flag for malware. I closed out my browser and went to uninstall the software that loaded. Whatever program it was disappeared without the uninstall engine running, very hinky.

Then, two days later, my husband told me that the computer was taking a really long time to come on. We tried watching some streaming TV and got a spamm ad featuring online gambling and a video of some girl trying to sell me something. I looked up the malware and it's called Great Deals specializing in hijack ware.

Although Microsoft Security Essentials are supposed to protect my computer, it let a Trojan Horse get in. I installed Norton Antivirus Software via Comcast and now my computer is safe again.

All the best - Liz

Monday, September 8, 2014

New from Melissa Bell: Felan: Fascination or obsession?

Elizabeth Crane would give anything to avoid going out to celebrate a friends birthday. She's not into the clubbing scene, but no-one would have foretold how one night out with the girls would change her life.....forever.

Felan is a shy, but handsome computer geek. What he can't do with a computer, simply cant be done. When his brothers relocate to Queensland Australia from the USA to make a fresh start, he decides to go with them. Give him computer forensics, program design, research (hacking), and he's got it covered. But when he sees Elizabeth Crane celebrating with a group of friends, she ignites an uncontrollable fire in his blood and he is left to figure out how he can use his skills to track her down and make her his own.
 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Are you a Crime Fiction Lover? Me, too.

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If you're like me, you get hooked on a good mystery series, then you eventually run out of books. You never run out with Crime Fiction Lover, http://www.crimefictionlover.com/
What's new in Crime Fiction? Click here: http://www.crimefictionlover.com/category/news/
Originally started by two journalists, the CF Team now includes many experts in the field. Some of them have books out, some are bloggers, some are reporters, some are reviewers: http://www.crimefictionlover.com/about/
So, mystery and thriller lovers, you know which website to visit when you want a book you can't put down.

Monday, August 25, 2014

A new release from Kimber Leigh Wheaton: Stolen Moon.

The next installment in The Light Chronicles, this gripping YA Fantasy Romance is the sequel to Shadow Fire http://www.kimberleighwheaton.com/p/shadow-fire.html
What is Shadow Fire about?
As Ashlyn and Zane race to stay one step ahead of the evil lurking in the shadows, their passions are ignited and their bond strengthens. But will they find the relic before Delistaire? Or has their entire quest been orchestrated from the very beginning by a madman in pursuit of ultimate power?
 

Although Stolen Moon is a sequel, it is a standalone story.
Stolen Moon was released August 19th. What is it about?
Katarina steals the medallion from Zebulon and flees in the dead of night. Together with Ethan and his mercenaries, she struggles to stay one step ahead of the sorcerer and his minions in a race against time to save her homeland. Fierce battles, ravenous monsters, and bloodthirsty brigands—those are no surprise. But Katarina never dreamed her greatest obstacle could be falling in love.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Indie-Review Network: A GOOD review site. And the indie writers cheer!

The Indie Review

As an indie writer myself, I love the 'About Us' part of The Indie-Review Network website:
http://www.indie-review.net/why-are-we-here/
Here are my favorite parts of this section:

Amazon and Goodreads have reviews, why do we need more?

Amazon and Goodreads reviews are better than nothing (because, well, without them we have nothing), but they are flat and one-dimensional.  How can you rate something as complex as a novel is simply good or bad?

Sure, Jane Q. Reviewer may have enjoyed the book, but how do we know that Jane cares about the same things that we do? Maybe Jane dropped out of high school so that she could roadtrip to Colorado for a little legal puff-puff and only enjoys Kerouacian hippie-beat crap... or maybe Jane has a Master's Degree in Romantic Literature, and we roadtripped to Colorado for some fine hippie "crap"... either way, we're all looking for different things, man.

Okay, I get it. What does Indie-Review do to help solve this problem?

After we realized all this, we aired out the room and asked ourselves a question: If we were going to rate a book by a few different criteria, what would they be?

This is what we came up with:

Originality: Is the book some cutting edge crazy stuff? Like steampunk mermaids finding a wormhole to a world where Marijuana plants are sentient? Or is it something more classical, a modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet, or is the hero an incarnation of some tried and true classic archetype (James Bond, Han Solo,  or Buffy the Vampire Slayer?) We can't say one is necessarily better than the other, sometimes we want to eat Italian-Asian Fusion dinner, other times we want Mac'n'Cheese.

Thrills: How exciting is it? Does the book get us on the edge of our seat, flipping pages to see what comes next? Or is it more thoughtful with less action? It's the difference between an Wes Anderson-flick and a blockbuster. Both are excellent in the right place and time.

Readability: Hemingway was famous for his aversion to complex sentences. James Joyce was famous for his aversion to simple sentences. If you want to debate which is better, take it to the comments/forums... The fact is, some books are more easily readable, and more cleanly edited than others. Some of us prefer different styles. This is about that.

Immersion: Do you know how to speak Klingon? No? Well some people do. Seriously. There's an entire opera  written in Klingon. Why? Because Star Trek is an immerse world. Sometimes we want a book to take us into a different universe and make us forget the smelly, sweaty reality of our daily lives. Other times, we don't want that level of emotional investment. We want to sit and watch a tale unfold from a distance.

Why should I bother reading self published and independently published stuff?

Firstly, because a lot of it is good. Some of it is very good. We won't lie, some is bad. Some is awful. But almost all of it will really make you think (even if it's not-so-good).

Secondly, because conventional publishing-house publishing is a fading industry. There are numerous writers (including several of us here at the Review) that believe in the idea of independent publishing, locally sourced, food, and stuff like that that both hippies and libertarians can agree on.

Here at the Indie-Review, our goal is to provide a means to review, and promote self, independently, and small-house published works of fiction to help you, the reader, find new authors you will love, and to help authors find audiences for their masterworks.

How do I submit a review?

Once you are registered on the site, the "Submit Review" option will appear on the top menu bar. Click that, and away you go. Pro-tip: If you don't see it, register!

How do I get an Avatar (aka, little picture thingee)?

The Indie-Review is built upon Wordpress-which supports some nifty global avatar system that is bound to your email address(es) through a site called Gravatar.com. It's free, friendly, and handy (since it will provide you with a default user image on all wordpress sites.

But I have something more to say!

Really? That's sweet, Contact Us :)

If you want to check out the whole website in one click, go for it! http://www.indie-review.net/

Monday, August 11, 2014

Silent Reading Party: Does your writer's group have one?

aishah-02 Aishah Macgill posted this announcement on her website Australian Writers Rock, link: australianwritersrock.com/

Australian Writers Rock is proud to bring you another Australian first, Silent Reading Parties.
Once a month, on the Sunshine Coast, we will host a Silent Reading Party.
The concept is that interested people will meet at a venue to be announced, bring a book or a reading device, sit down in comfort, and read for two hours. There will be light refreshments available to purchase.
Select books will also be offered at discount prices or for your reading device from the Australian Writers Rock Indie Bookshop. Afterwards, there will be a social discussion time to talk about books and mingle.
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Since reading is such a solitary pursuit, why not turn it into a social event? If your writing group is interested in holding a Silent Reading Party, I want to know about it. Post a comment.
Thanks - Liz 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Attention bloggers: Blog Tour alert for No Sympathy for the Wicked!


The tour is running from Monday through Saturday, August 11-16.



 

Participating Blogs:

Joann Buchanan
Erik Gustafson
Blaze McRob’s Tales Of Horror http://www.blazemcrob.com/
Liz McKeown Blogs About Writing http://blogsaboutwriting.blogspot.com/
Stephanie Greenlaugh A Writer’s Perspective http://stephaniegreenhalgh.blogspot.com/

Who is organizing this blog tour? 

Rebecca Boucher ~~ Author Visionary Press Collaborative
Interested in participating? Click here:  http://www.bbtourservices.com/