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Brickley Jules (@brickleyjules) • Fun Instagram photos

 

Just a few fun things I find and repost from Instagram.

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Brickley Jules (@brickleyjules) • Fun Instagram photos

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Just a few fun things I find and repost from Instagram.

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Brickley Jules (@brickleyjules) • Fun Instagram photos

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ReBlogged – Getting Reviews ~ My Experience with Reading Alley #WriterWednesday #BookReviews #AmWriting

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As an indie writer, I sometimes feel I spend more time researching how to get book reviews and begging for reviews than I do actually writing the books for which I need the reviews! I came upon Rea…

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ReBlogged – Tips For Formatting on Smashwords

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  by Doug Lewars Okay, you’ve completed your masterpiece and you’ve written it using Microsoft Word – nothing wrong with that. Now, you’ve decided to self-publish using Smashwords.com or somet…

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ReBlog – The Shameless Writer

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Should I give up writing? Last week, a woman in one of my many online writer groups asked us this. She’d written and self-published a historical novel that had gotten twenty or so good review…

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Search For Maylee by Didi Oviatt – Blog Tour/Interview

 

Search for Maylee by Didi Oviatt

Release Date: October 6, 2017

Genre: Thriller/ Suspense/ Crime-Thriller


Book Description:

The Search for Maylee

Since Maylee was abducted from her high school the very month of graduation, her Aunt 

 

Autumn has never lost hope in finding her. It’s been three years. Autumn has finally reached inside herself and found the courage to track down an old lead. She moves across the country to find him. Will Autumn be able to pry Maylee’s case back open? More importantly, what will Autumn uncover in the process of searching for Maylee? It’s a cold dark world we live in, and she is about to find out just how cruel it can be. Strength and determination are on Autumn’s side and she will do whatever it takes.


Didi’s latest book Search For Maylee is now available!

Amazon

Amazon Uk

Kobo

Nook Book

Goodreads


About the Author:

Didi Oviatt is an intuitive soul. She’s a wife and mother first, with one son and one daughter. Her  thirst to write was developed at an early age, and she never looked back. After digging down deep and getting in touch with her literary self, she’s writing mystery/thrillerslike

Didi OviattSearch For Maylee, Aggravated Momentum, The Stix, and New Age Lamians(a trilogy to be). Along with a six – piece short story collection called the Time Wasters. She’s also collaborated with Kim Knight in an ongoing interactive short story anthology The Suspenseful Collection. When Didi doesn’t have her nose buried in a book, she can found enjoying a laid back outdoorsy life. Time spent sleeping under the stars, hiking, fishing, and ATVing the back roads of beautiful mountain trails, and bathing in the desert heat plays an important part of her day to day lifestyle.


Author/Social media Links:

https://didioviatt.wordpress.com/

amazon.com/author/didioviatt

https://www.facebook.com/didioviatt

https://twitter.com/Didi_Oviatt

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7207389.Didi_Oviatt

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/DidiO

https://www.instagram.com/didioviatt/


Giveaway:

 

3 Kindle copies of “Search for Maylee” Gifted through Amazon

Link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/0e7c6a8f19/?



Interview:

I want to thank you for doing this interview with me. I know time is a precise commodity. So, I’ll get right to it. What’s your favorite genre to read?

All of them!  I can’t pin down just one, as I’m one of those weirdos that is likely to lose one’s mind without variety. Although I do think I end up reading the most in equal measures of Romance and Thrillers.

Romance of almost all types are my personal favorite. Do you venture into other genres other than your preferred?

My reading ventures are like a consistent loop, from one genre to another, then back, I cover everything.

I’m with you. I’ll try about any genre if the book sounds interesting. What are you reading now?

Last night I finished up the 3rd book in L. J. Shen’s Sinners of Saint series, Ruckus! It’s an excellent series, every single book. I bawled my eyes out last night! https://didioviatt.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/review-ruckus-by-l-j-shen-5-stars/

Sounds like a great read.

Tonight I’ll be cracking open Havana Heat, by Kim Knight.

https://www.amazon.com/Havana-Heat-Romance-Paradise-Location-ebook/dp/B071H4HSZ7/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1503436854&sr=8-1&keywords=havana+heat+kim+knight

I have this on my to be read list. I can’t wait to read it. Do you have a favorite beverage to read with?

If I’m squeezing in a morning chapter, then I’d have to clearly say coffee. If I’m evening reading (which is usually the case) I’d have to go with a tall glass of Red moscato.

I’m team coffee too, but I sneak in a cappuccino occasionally (that’s our secret). White Moscato is a must for evening reading for me but I’m the opposite I don’t get much time to read at night. Tell us are you self-published or traditional?

I’m proud to be on team Indi! 🙂

You’re an inspiration to new Indie writers like myself. You’re so hard working and fun to chat with. You career lights a fire under me to keep at the dream. How long have you been a writer?

I wrote my very first story in fifth grade, and it actually won a regional non-fiction short story competition. BUT, I didn’t actually consider myself to ‘be a writer’ by profession until last year when I published Aggravated Momentum. For me and my career, that book was a game changer.

I’m glad that you’re reaching the success level that makes you feel great about writing. Getting there takes time and dedication. You’ve put in a good foundation with your other works. Speaking of, How long did it take you to write your first book?

One full year for my first novel.

Wow! I’m still working on my first novel. I had it finished then decided it needed more plot. I started it in 2015. It took me over a year just to finish the first rough draft. It’s my only paranormal finished story presently with a heavy inset of romance. What’s your favorite genre to write?

So far my favorite is any kind of psychological suspense. Putting myself in the head of psychologically twisted characters is a challenge, and it reminds me of my full potential.

 I don’t know if I have what it takes to write that but I’m sure it would be fun to try. Any advice for me or other new authors?

Be patient, and take your time! Don’t get in a hurry because you are excited. You want your work to be perfect always!

Sound advice. Can you share a bit about where do you get the most writing done?

I usually have two little ones running around me. My son just turned five and my daughter is nearly three. I find it easiest to leave my manuscript pulled up and my laptop sitting on the kitchen table. I rarely use my office. My writing is mostly done in twenty minute sessions throughout the day, and my kitchen is a central point of my house lol.

Both of my kids are in school now but I still find keeping my laptop close at all times a useful approach to writing for me too. On to my favorite part, tell you about your latest project.

My latest and greatest is titled Search For Maylee. It’s possibly my favorite of all my works so far. (Granted, I say that for each one as I’m working on them. but who doesn’t right?) Autumn my Main Character is an amazing woman who hasn’t given up faith on finding her missing niece. She puts her best self forward and takes action when everyone else seems to have forgotten about her Maylee.

Search For Maylee is available here: https://www.amazon.com/Search-Maylee-Didi-Oviatt-ebook/dp/B074TM3JVB/ref=la_B00HVJJTLE_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1503438745&sr=1-8

One more time, give us those links.

Suspense Author & Book Blogger

didioviatt.wordpress.com/

www.facebook.com/didioviatt

twitter.com/Didi_Oviatt

www.goodreads.com/author/show/7207389.Didi_Oviatt

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Search For Maylee by Didi Oviatt – Blog Tour/Excerpt


Search for Maylee

by

Didi Oviatt

Release Date: October 6, 2017

Genre: Thriller/ Suspense/ Crime-Thriller

Since Maylee was abducted from her high school the very month of graduation, her Aunt Autumn has never lost hope in finding her. It’s been three years. Autumn has finally reached inside herself and found the courage to track down an old lead. She moves across the country to find him. Will Autumn be able to pry Maylee’s case back open? More importantly, what will Autumn uncover in the process of searching for Maylee? It’s a cold dark world we live in, and she is about to find out just how cruel it can be. Strength and determination are on Autumn’s side and she will do whatever it takes to either bring Maylee home, or to deliver the justice she deserves.


Giveaway

 3 Kindle copies of “Search for Maylee” Gifted through Amazon

Link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/0e7c6a8f19/?


EXCERPT

Nervously, Autumn hurried to the door. Before opening it, she took a quick heart throbbing look out the peep hole. There he was, the man she had spent her evenings swooning over while listening to the steady hum of his voice over the phone. A man that she once detested, and now ached for. There were so many things she wished could be different about this moment. She would have prepared herself, dressed nice and fixed her hair – probably up and swept from her face. She would have picked something with a low neckline to wear, lathered her skin with her silkiest lotions, and even taken the time to shave. Everything…

Rather than the romantic reunion Autumn had been anticipating, she was being forced to see The Search for Mayleehim in dreaded conditions of her own, and clearly of his too. It was going to take everything she had to shoo him out of her apartment. She had every intention on telling him all about Josie, but not until she had the time to speak with her first. Josie needed to warm up to Autumn, and rest. That wouldn’t be a possibility if she was thrown to the wolves before even being able to catch her breath. Autumn had to keep Josie a secret, at least for tonight.

Chance stood outside the door waiting impatiently. It’d been a long trip, he’d caught the first flight possible after hearing news of another sighting of Maylee. Right there in Denver nonetheless. It was time to be completely honest with Autumn, and he had to do it in person. Anxiously, he held his breath as her metal door creaked open. All he could do was come clean about his lies and pray for her forgiveness.

Their eyes locked and for one brief moment they were the only two people in the world. Josie, Craig, Jeremy, and even Maylee faded into mere background. The sharp gray shards of color in his eyes pierced through her, and she drank in their naked vulnerability. There was a sense of surrender in the upward pull of his brows. It was a look she was yet to see plastered on his handsome face, a look that melted her from the inside out.

As she welcomed him in, the sexy familiar scent of him threatened to consume her. It smelled like spruce bark and ocean mixed into a fresh rustic blend, and it followed him into her apartment, her heart, her future. They had opened up to each other in a way that there was no turning back from. Even if it had only been by phone. No matter what he had to say, there was sure to be a way around it. Autumn was confident of that.


 

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About the Author:

Didi Oviatt is an intuitive soul. She’s a wife and mother first, with one son and one daughter.
She’s a suspense novelist, and magazine columnist second. Her  thirst to write was developed at an early age, and she never looked back. After digging down deep and getting in touch with her literary self, she’s writing mystery/thrillers like Search For MayleeAggravated MomentumThe Stix, and New Age Lamians(a trilogy to be). Along

Didi Oviatt

with a six- piece short story collection called the Time Wasters. She’s also collaborated with Kim Knight in an ongoing interactive short story anthology The Suspenseful Collection. When Didi doesn’t have her nose buried in a book, she can found enjoying a laid back outdoorsy life. Time spent sleeping under the stars, hiking, fishing, and ATVing the back roads of beautiful mountain trails, and bathing in the desert heat plays an important part of her day-to-day lifestyle.


Author Links

didioviatt.wordpress.com/

amazon.com/author/didioviatt

www.facebook.com/didioviatt

twitter.com/Didi_Oviatt

www.smashwords.com/profile/view/DidiO

www.goodreads.com/author/show/7207389.Didi_Oviatt


Reblog – My Novel Is Up For An Award ” Best Romance Novel 2017″…. SHIT OMG!! … I’d love a cheeky vote #amreading #romance


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ReBlog – “Toughen up because life’s tough.” – Felicia Denise, Author

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“Family Matters (In the Best Interest of the Child Book 2)” Olivia Chandler’s day of reckoning fast approaches.  Start her journey from the beginning!   ↓ ↓ ↓ “In The B…

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Reblog | My Review ♥ Free, a novella | A.C. Melody

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♥ My Review ♥ Title: Free, a novella Author: Felicia Denise Genre: Women’s Fiction Length: Novella Rating: 5 ♥’s I first started reading “Free” on Felicia Denise’s web…

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ReBlog – Have You Heard of Kindle Scout? I Haven’t Either – Vania Margene Rheault

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I was going to write a blog post on a very important question–when you are published by an Amazon imprint are you considered Traditionally Published? Because these imprints won’t take j…

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ReBlog | The Lurking ‘Also’ | Writing-Insight-Success

ReBlog“It keeps popping up, and I don’t know why it’s there!” Grammar Smith really didn’t want to start her Monday morning with a paranoid Maven Syntassein. “Okay, Maven, what’s the problem today?” “It’s…

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The Last Dragon Rider by @ErrinKrystal – Blog Tour #Giveaway

Errin Krystal

Genre: Fantasy/ Adventure/ Romance

Novella Release Date: August 9, 2017

Blurb

Trained as an elite warrior from childhood, the elven crown prince Flintathriël fights to bring a stop to a war that began before he was born. With the aid of his betrothed Sairalindë, a skilled mage and dragon rider in her own right, they must find the Book of Souls – an ancient and mysterious tome rumored to have belonged to the god Hath’Raal.

When the missing book turns up in the hands of Mnuvae, the bastard child of the dead king, Flintathriël finds himself fighting to not only save his people from this new threat but also trying to keep Sairalindë safe when Mnuvae takes over the dragons in her attempt to win back the kingdom she believes is rightfully hers.

The love Flintathriël and Sairalindë share shines pure and true, but when the smoke of the battle clears, will their hearts survive the aftermath of war or will their love become a casualty that cannot be revived?

Errin Krystal

Add this to your To Be Read list on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35090656-the-last-dragon-rider?ac=1&from_search=true

Author Bio

Errin KrystalErrin Krystal is a fantasy romance writer who has been writing since she was a small child. Her head has always been full of stories. She began work on her first novel when she was sixteen.

She lives with her family in regional Victoria, Australia, and works as a chef. In her quieter moments, she loves to indulge her passion for storytelling, basking in the joy that comes from creating vibrant characters, fantastical worlds and all manner of magical creatures. Dragons and elves, mages and warriors, troubled princes and beautiful princesses, romance, magic, and adventure can all be found in her writing.

 

Excerpt

She began wrapping the cloth tightly about her, binding her breasts firmly, criss-crossing the gauzy fabric around her torso and across her stomach, tying it off at her hip. She shimmied into a pair of leather leggings and reached for her foot wraps. To other races—like the dwarves and humans—the elves lack of footwear was strange. The elven people had strong ties to the lands, their magic and mystique were inexplicably linked. Even those who did not practice magic felt the connection to nature, and the elven people had maintained the practice throughout their long history.

After binding her feet and leaving only her toes exposed, she tossed an olive green tunic over her head before quickly weaving her tresses into a thick braid.

Sivath was waiting, and Flintathriël was late. Again.

She was reaching for her leather jerkin when he finally appeared in her doorway.

Arms akimbo, he slouched against the frame, all lean muscle and sharp angles beneath his leathers. Silver-white hair fell across his forehead, hiding the dark arches of his brows as he gazed at her with silvery blue eyes. The mop of hair barely touching his shoulders. His coloring typical of the royal family.

Her gaze traced his tattoos. Sweeping vines encompassed runic symbols, curling downward from his bottom lip, winding and weaving their way down his chin and neck. She knew every line that twisted and spread across his shoulders, and across his back. Etchings that disappeared beneath his tunic and reappeared along his arms. She still remembered the day he received the markings, branding him Nuvian. The day she first gave herself to him, the day she truly became his.

Links

Website: http://errinkrystal.weebly.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ErrinKrystal

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/errin.krystal.bookishwriter/?hl=en

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16828644.Errin_Krystal

Blog: https://errinkrystal.wordpress.com/

Facebook Launch Party: https://www.facebook.com/events/1208794462583723/

Pre-order Link: Amazon

Guest Post- Errin Krystal

Characters gone wild: How the comic relief became the hero

It’s funny how wildly out of control things can get. I mean, you start out with the intention of simply writing a short 2,000 word character study to help push through the writer’s block you have been struggling with. Short, concise, maybe spend a day or so on it. Just something fresh and new to get the creativity flowing again you know?

That’s not what happened.

What happened was I set aside my novel and spent six months on writing a 30,000 word novella featuring a character who originally only had a small bit part… until I fell in love with him and created a more in depth history.

In his simplest incarnation, Flintathriël, (now the full-fledged hero of The Last Dragon Rider), was basically created to offer snarky and sarcastic comments to the hero and flirt with his love interest. That was pretty much his entire purpose in the beginning. Someone light and fun, someone to stir the proverbial pot.

Until one day his entire past just came crashing through, demanding to be written. So I started jotting down some notes for a short story… It was never meant to be anything serious…

I had this amazing idea, set against the backdrop of an ancient war with love, betrayal, dragons and elves and all those good things. But I only wanted it to be short.

I was determined to finish my other novel in 2015…

I wrote a novella instead…

But Flintathriël was destined to be more than a flat caricature and all too soon he had taken over telling his own story. He wanted more from life so I obliged, turning him into a fully fleshed out character as he demanded, creating something magical in the process.

In getting distracted with my novella, it has enabled me to fill in a few gaps in my novel (which is now book 2). Several characters appear in both stories and writing this novella has allowed me to flesh out those characters and add more depth to a specific story arc.

So while he still maintains that cocky arrogance I originally intended, Flintathriël is now burdened with a few more obstacles and responsibilities (as well as a kick ass love interest), making the transition from comic relief to tortured hero.

Giveaway Details:

5 digital copies of the book (Giveaway runs from July 31st to Aug. 9th)

Link: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

The Last Dragon Rider Blog Tour Schedule

July 31st

Reads & Reels (Promo) http://readsandreels.com

Nesie’s Place (Promo) https://nesiesplace.wordpress.com

Didi Oviatt (Review) https://didioviatt.wordpress.com

August 1st

WeeBitWordy (Review) http://weebitwordy.blog

August 2nd

Darling Bear Reviews (Review) https://darlingbearreviews.com

August 3rd

Tranquil Dreams (Review) https://klling.wordpress.com

Thoughts All Sorts (Review) https://thoughtsallsorts.wordpress.com

Brizzle Lass Blog (Review) https://brizzlelass.co.uk

August 4th

The Most Sublime (Promo) https://themostsublime.com

August 7th

Literary Dust (Promo) https://literarydust.wordpress.com

Brickley Jules Blog (Promo) https://brickleyjules.wordpress.com

August 8th

The Protagonist Speaks (Character Interview) https://theprotagonistspeaks.com

 

 

 

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