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Stars And Shine Valentine's For Kids Giveaway | Ends 2/14 | @stefiliasstone + @SMGurusNetwork

I am excited to bring you this Stars And Shine Valentine's For Kids Giveaway today. It is part of the Perfect Pairings Valentine's Day Gift Guide.

I entered for a chance to win below. And you can too. The giveaway ends February 14, 2017.

Thanks for stopping by Readeropolis and may the odds be ever in your favor!


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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/14/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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Libre Tea Infuser #Giveaway | Ends 2/14 | @libretea #SMGN

What's your favorite reading beverage? Today, I am excited to share this Libre Tea Infuser Giveaway with you. It is part of the Perfect Pairings Valentine's Day Gift Guide.

I entered for a chance to win below. And you can too. The giveaway ends February 14, 2017.

Thanks for stopping by Readeropolis and may the odds be ever in your favor!



I [Here We Go Again Ready] was compensated for this post.  

Libre Tea Infuser Giveaway Winner's Choice 2 Libre Tea Infusers!


Welcome to the 2017 Perfect Pairings Valentine’s Day Gift Guide Libre Tea Infuser Giveaway!

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!

Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Welcome To My Kitchen

My Crafty Zoo

Life in a House of Testosterone

Babushka’s Baile

Here We Go Again ready

Optimistic Mommy

My Silly Little Gang

IMHO Views, Reviews and Giveaways

Mom Are We There Yet

Java John Z’s

JamericanSpice

The Homespun Chics

Giveaway Gator

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Libre Tea Infusers See review HERE. This giveaway is for 2 Libre Tea Infusers of the winner's choice.   I would also like to say Thank You to all the promoting bloggers!

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 months. This Giveaway is valid in the United States and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/14/17. The winners will have 24 hours to email their information back to ivyvine1977 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.  If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

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Here We Go Again Ready received this product to review. All opinions are 100% my own.

BRIGADA Men's Watch #Giveaway | 4 Winners, RV$73 each watch! | @SilvieArmas #SMGN | Ends 2/14

I am excited to bring you this BRIGADA Men's Watch Giveaway (4 winners, RV$73 each watch)!

Giveaway Ends: February 14, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST | Available to US only must be 18+

Thank you so much for helping to support this giveaway!

This giveaway is part of the Perfect Pairings Valentine’s Day Gift Guide.

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Welcome to the 2017 Perfect Pairings Valentine’s Day Gift Guide BRIGADA Swiss Brand Minimalist Classic Men's Watch Giveaway!


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Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Welcome To My Kitchen

My Crafty Zoo

Life in a House of Testosterone

Babushka’s Baile

Here We Go Again ready

Optimistic Mommy

My Silly Little Gang

IMHO Views, Reviews and Giveaways

Mom Are We There Yet

Java John Z’s

JamericanSpice

The Homespun Chics

Giveaway Gator

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Mardi Gras King Cake Community Coffee #Giveaway | Ends 2/14 | @CommunityCoffee + @SMGurusNetwork

What's your favorite reading beverage? I am excited to bring you this Mardi Gras King Cake Community Coffee Giveaway today. It is part of the Perfect Pairings Valentine's Day Gift Guide.

The giveaway ends February 14, 2017.

Thanks for stopping by Readeropolis and may the odds be ever in your favor!



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Welcome to the 2017 Perfect Pairings Valentine’s Day Gift Guide Mardi Gras King Cake Community Coffee Giveaway!

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Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Welcome To My Kitchen

My Crafty Zoo

Life in a House of Testosterone

Babushka’s Baile

Here We Go Again ready

Optimistic Mommy

My Silly Little Gang

IMHO Views, Reviews and Giveaways

Mom Are We There Yet

Java John Z’s

JamericanSpice

The Homespun Chics

Giveaway Gator

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/14/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

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Zazzle $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway | Ends 2/14 | @zazzle + @SMGurusNetwork

I am pleased to share with you the Zazzle $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway, as part of the Perfect Pairings Valentine's Day Gift Guide.

The giveaway ends February 14, 2017.

Thanks for stopping by Readeropolis and may the odds be ever in your favor!



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Welcome to the 2017 Perfect Pairings Valentine’s Day Gift Guide Zazzle $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway!

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!

Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Welcome To My Kitchen

My Crafty Zoo

Life in a House of Testosterone

Babushka’s Baile

Here We Go Again ready

Optimistic Mommy

My Silly Little Gang

IMHO Views, Reviews and Giveaways

Mom Are We There Yet

Java John Z’s

JamericanSpice

The Homespun Chics

Giveaway Gator

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/14/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

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Teddy Bear And Chocolates Valentine's Day Gift Basket Giveaway | Ends 2/14 | @gmtgiftbaskets @SMGurusNetwork

I am excited to bring you this Teddy Bear And Chocolates Valentine's Day Gift Basket Giveaway today. It is part of the Perfect Pairings Valentine's Day Gift Guide.

The giveaway ends February 14, 2017.

Thanks for stopping by Readeropolis and may the odds be ever in your favor!

Teddy Bear And Chocolates Valentine's Day Gift Basket Giveaway

Welcome to the 2017 Perfect Pairings Valentine’s Day Gift Guide Teddy Bear And Chocolates Valentine's Day Gift Basket Giveaway!

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!

Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Welcome To My Kitchen

My Crafty Zoo

Life in a House of Testosterone

Babushka’s Baile

Here We Go Again ready

Optimistic Mommy

My Silly Little Gang

IMHO Views, Reviews and Giveaways

Mom Are We There Yet

Java John Z’s

JamericanSpice

The Homespun Chics

Giveaway Gator

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Now more about our sponsor in this giveaway!

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/14/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

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It's Time For A Hot Cocoa Bar #Giveaway | Ends 2/13 | @las930 @BrooklynBeans1 #SMGN

I am pleased to share this It's Time For A Hot Cocoa Giveaway with you today as, part of the Perfect Pairings Valentine's Day Gift Guide. The giveaway ends February 13, 2017.

What's your favorite reading beverage? If it's cocoa, you have come to the right spot.

Thanks for stopping by Readeropolis and may the odds be ever in your favor!


The following contain sponsored content and possible affiliate links.
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Welcome to the 2017 Perfect Pairings Valentine’s Day Gift Guide It's Time For A Hot Cocoa Bar Giveaway!

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Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Welcome To My Kitchen

My Crafty Zoo

Life in a House of Testosterone

Babushka’s Baile

Here We Go Again ready

Optimistic Mommy

My Silly Little Gang

IMHO Views, Reviews and Giveaways

Mom Are We There Yet

Java John Z’s

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The Homespun Chics

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/14/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

Enter below and Good Luck!
 

Faucet Face #Giveaway | Ends 2/12 | @FaucetFace #SMGN

Welcome to the Faucet Face Giveaway. It is part of the Perfect Pairings Valentine's Day Gift Guide.
Thank you so much for helping to support this giveaway!

Giveaway End: 2/12/17 11:59 pm | Available to US only must be 18+  

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Welcome to the 2017 Perfect Pairings Valentine’s Day Gift Guide Faucet Face Giveaway!

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Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Welcome To My Kitchen

My Crafty Zoo

Life in a House of Testosterone

Babushka’s Baile

Here We Go Again ready

Optimistic Mommy

My Silly Little Gang

IMHO Views, Reviews and Giveaways

Mom Are We There Yet

Java John Z’s

JamericanSpice

The Homespun Chics

Giveaway Gator

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 months. This Giveaway is valid in the United States and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/12/17. The winners will have 24 hours to email their information back to ivyvine1977 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.  If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

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ONE DEAD TWO TO GO by @Elena_Hartwell | GREAT ESCAPES BOOK TOURS | #Mystery Review + #Giveaway



ONE DEAD TWO TO GO by Elena Hartwell


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Series: Eddie Shoes Mystery (Book 1)
Publisher: Camel Press (April 15, 2016)
Paperback: 240 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1603813112
E-Book ASIN: B01DURRHSM


Synopsis

Private Investigator Edwina "Eddie Shoes" Schultz's most recent job has her parked outside a seedy Bellingham hotel, photographing her quarry as he kisses his mistress goodbye. This is the last anyone will see of the woman... alive. Her body is later found dumped in an abandoned building. Eddie's client, Kendra Hallings, disappears soon after. Eddie hates to be stiffed for her fee, but she has to wonder if Kendra could be in trouble too. Or is she the killer?

Eddie usually balks at matters requiring a gun, but before she knows it, she is knee-deep in dangerous company, spurred on by her card-counting adrenaline-junkie mother who has shown up on her doorstep fresh from the shenanigans that got her kicked out of Vegas. Chava is only sixteen years older than Eddie and sadly lacking in parenting skills. Her unique areas of expertise, however, prove to be helpful in ways Eddie can't deny, making it hard to stop Chava from tagging along.

Also investigating the homicide is Detective Chance Parker, new to Bellingham's Major Crimes unit but no stranger to Eddie. Their history as a couple back in Seattle is one more kink in a chain of complications, making Eddie's case more frustrating and perilous with each tick of the clock.


My Thoughts 

When it rains, it pours for Edwina "Eddie Shoes" Schultz.

This story opens with Chava Schultz (Eddie's estranged card shark mother) and Detective Chance Parker (Eddie's former romantic flame) popping back into Eddie's life unexpectedly. Shortly there after, Kendra Hallings (Eddie's client) disappears after her husband's mistress turns up dead in an abandoned building. Unfortunately, it appears Eddie was the last person to see the mistress alive (besides the killer).

All of this spells drama for Eddie and pages of entertainment for readers.

ONE DEAD TWO TO GO is book one of the Eddie Shoes series and a great debut for Elena Hartwell. Written in first person, you get a feel for Eddie's personality and insight into her unique background as you follow the action. The cast of supporting characters is just as unique as the main character.

What looks like a ball of drama unwinds into a clever and funny mother-daughter crime-fighting mystery.

ONE DEAD TWO TO GO is a well-written fast-paced story that kept me fully engaged from beginning to end. It's one of those stories where you get to the end of a chapter and think, "Okay, just a few more pages." And the next thing you know, you've read three more chapters.

I can't wait for book two in the series to be released. I'd recommend this book to fans of PI stories, feisty female characters, and mysteries with a twist of humor.


About The Author

One Dead, Two to Go introduces Eddie Shoes, private eye. Called “the most fun detective since Richard Castle stumbled into the 12th precinct,” by author Peter Clines, I’DTale Magazine stated, “this quirky combination of a mother-daughter reunion turned crime-fighting duo will captivate readers.”

In addition to her work as a novelist, Elena teaches playwriting at Bellevue College and tours the country to lead writing workshops. When she’s not writing or teaching, her favorite place to be is at the farm with her horses, Jasper and Radar, or at her home, on the middle fork of the Snoqualmie River in North Bend, Washington, with her husband, their dog, Polar, and their trio of cats, Jackson, Coal Train, and Luna, aka, “the other cat upstairs.” Elena holds a B.A. from the University of San Diego, a M.Ed. from the University of Washington, Tacoma, and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

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Webpage - http://www.elenahartwell.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ElenaHartwellAuthor/
Twitter -  https://twitter.com/Elena_Hartwell
Blog - http://www.arcofawriter.com
GoodReads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3975429.Elena_Hartwell,
Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/emhartwell/

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Author Q&A ft Jason Pere | CALLING THE REAPER #darkfantasy | @GoddessFish Presents $50 GC #Giveaway

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for CALLING THE REAPER: First Book of Purgatory by Jason Pere, a dark fantasy available now.





CALLING THE REAPER
by Jason Pere

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BLURB:

The time of the Unity has ended. Now, the realm of man is stranded between Paradise and Purgatory. The Valkyrie and Reaper battle over the fate of all who pass from the land of the living and into the afterlife.

Eight mortal spirits from vastly different worlds tread the same, inevitable path toward their last, crucial decision. Within them all exists the defining conflict every man must face—to look upon the end of their life with glory and honor, or to give credence to their baser longings, calling the Reaper to their own demise.

In this rich, harrowing tale of pride, deceit, honor, vengeance, and redemption, each individual must battle their inner turmoil, facing the sacrifices they have made before their unavoidable end in the land of the living.

But their last day in life is also their first day of death amidst the terrors of the underworld. Lord Master Death wants them all…and the real battle has only just begun.


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EXCERPT:

It was said he could not be defeated. It was said he had slain over ten thousand warriors. It was said he had lived for nine hundred years and would live for nine hundred more. It was said that his father was the strike of lightning and his mother the winter’s frost, that he traded his spirit to a demon for the strength of twenty men. It was said his blades were forged from the teeth of dragons and his armor fashioned from the bones of giants.

No one knew how much was myth and how much truth save for this: he was the Fist of the Shogunate, the finest of warriors and the most brutal of killers. His thirst for blood and glory was unquenchable. His name was Kenji Rei.

In the final days of autumn, the air was filled with the crisp bite of the coming winter. The Emperor’s court found itself covered in the shadow of falling leaves and petals as the morning wind stripped the trees bare. Two men stood before an audience of some of the most prestigious men in the empire, including the Emperor himself.

The first man was a formidable bladesman of impressive lineage. Hoshi Okami was regarded far and wide as the pride of the Kobiko Dojo, the oldest and most exclusive school in all the empire. It admitted no more than four new students a year. Those Kobiko students were all remarkably gifted and skilled warriors in their own right, and they required not only one but two letters of recommendation from the most venerable Senseis in the empire before they could even petition for admittance.

Above any living practitioner, and arguably any practitioner of the Kobiko art who had ever lived, Hoshi Okami stood a paragon of the way of the warrior. To date, he had never declined a challenge and had fought precisely two hundred and eleven duels, winning each and every one of them. He was about to fight his two hundred and twelfth. Hoshi Okami currently served as the bodyguard and principle advisor to General Aiko Mastay. Okami’s opponent, and the second man before the gathered audience, was Kenji Rei, personal champion of the Shogun and Fist of the Shogunate.


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AUTHOR INTERVIEW:


If you could have one paranormal ability, what would it be?
My go-to answer for that question is always time control. Maybe it is just me being power hungry but I feel like you can pretty much do anything with the ability to manipulate time.

What is one thing your readers would be most surprised to learn about you?
I am not an avid reader. I will make an effort to read the work of my writing buddies and anyone who asks me for my help but I do not read for leisure.

When writing descriptions of your hero/ine, what feature do you start with?
I can tell you that I rarely delve into their physical attributes. Most often I focus on my characters morality and thought process. I often introduce a charter with a narrative that focuses on some of their past exploits. One thing that treads one the physical side of characters that I do put some effort into is crafting the sound of their individual voice.

Are you a plotter or a pantser?
I write by the seat of my pants all the time. When I have a story I tend to think of my ending and beginning as well as a few highlights but for the most part I don’t bother with notes or outlining. This has led me to make some changes to my stories midway thru the creative process. I find that I can surprise myself with an unexpected plot twist writing a story just as easily as reading one.

Did you learn anything from writing this book? If so, what?
There was a wealth of knowledge that I learned while writing “Calling the Reaper”. Most of it pertained to the technical and “unfun” aspects of writing and publishing. In a nutshell most of the lessons I learned on that front were all a matter of preparation and making sure that you take your time to get things write by checking and doubled checking every little detail. The biggest emotional learning experience I had writing this book was the fact that I learned that I could, indeed, conjure up a full length novel from the depths of my imagination. That was a rewarding experience of self-validation.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Jason Pere is a born-and-raised New Englander. He always had a passion for the arts and creative storytelling. At the age of thirteen, Jason took up the craft of acting for film and theater. He pursued that interest for over a decade until refocusing his medium of expression into writing.

At first, Jason took a causal interest in writing, starting with poetry and journaling. Over time, he honed his direction and finally began writing larger works. In November of 2012, Jason self-published his first book, Modern Knighthood: Diary of a Warrior Poet.

Since then, Jason has continued writing on his own, mostly short stories and poetry. Calling the Reaper was his first experience committing to a full-length Fiction title.

In early 2015, Jason became affiliated with Collaborative Writing Challenge (CWC). Since then, he has joined many other writers on numerous collaborative projects. Jason is a regular contributor to CWC and is scheduled to have multiple pieces of his work appear in their publications throughout 2016.

You can find out more about Jason Pere’s involvement and publications in collaborative fiction at: http://www.collaborativewritingchallenge.com

To connect with Jason, check him out at: http://www.facebook.com/jason.pere.7

Jason also writes fanfiction for Team Covenant on their Blog of the Pheonixborn, dedicated to the new game by Plaid Hat Games, ‘Ashes’. Go to http://teamcovenant.com/ashesonline/ to read Jason’s flash fiction work.




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COLOR ME DEAD by Teresa Trent | GREAT ESCAPES BOOK TOURS | Author Interview ft @ttrent_cozymys

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COLOR ME DEAD by Teresa Trent

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Color Me Dead (Henry Park Book 1)
Self Published (January 5, 2017)
241 Pages
E-Book ASIN: B01MQK06WP



Synopsis

Artist Gabby Wolfe has the ability to see not only the beauty of the living, but the despair of the dead. When she returns to her childhood home in Henry Park Colorado, she is forced to bring along her younger brother Mitch. He is on a “break” from college where he was majoring in wine, women and song. If that isn’t enough they also have Mitch’s rambunctious beagle Luigi along who prefers to spend his days wallowing in junk food. When Gabby draws the death of a young woman before it happens, she knows she must tell someone and risk a new job and her professional credibility. Will she reveal her secret in time to save the woman in the water or will it be too late?

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Author Interview

How did you come up with the title of your book?
Titles are tough to do, especially in the cozy mystery genre. It needs to be a play on words, and as I wrote Color Me Dead, I had a completely different working title on my files. I won’t tell you what it is because it’s a bit of a spoiler, other than it was Seeing_____.  If I tell you who Gabby is seeing, it spoils the first half of the book. I changed the title to Color Me Dead because years ago, everyone was reading the book, Color Me Beautiful and figuring out clothing and makeup color palettes based on the four seasons. With my main character deeply entrenched in the art world and solving a murder mystery, I had to go with Color Me Dead.

Who was your favorite character from the novel and why?
I actually had two, Gigi and Mitch. I talked about Gigi in another interview, so I’ll talk about Mitch in this one. Mitch is Gabby’s little brother who has partied through six years of college. He has been dumped on Gabby by their mother who doesn’t know what to do with him anymore.  The more scenes I wrote with Mitch in them, the more he started taking over. He sometimes talks first and thinks second which sets up some uncomfortable situations for the rest of the characters. Mitch is sweet, protective, a little lost and loves a puzzle. What a perfect addition to a cozy mystery.



Who was your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you?
That would have to be Gabby’s mother. She is very set in her ways and just isn’t listening to her adult children. There is a time when a parent must quit ruling over every move a child makes, and she hasn’t found that place yet.

Give us an interesting fun fact about your series.
I loved writing Luigi the beagle. Growing up, I had a beagle named Goliath.  He was cute but at times could be annoying! As he grew older he had a problem with flatulence and one night when our new minister visited, Goliath sat right beside him and… If you ever want to shorten a visit, put your room-clearing dog next to your guest. The man tried to keep talking, but we all knew what he was thinking. He left shortly after the first burst of bad air. It was the last time he ever visited us!  
I have yet to give Luigi that little problem, and with all the junk food he eats, you’d think it would happen, but living with one gassy beagle was quite enough for me.
The Henry Park Series takes place in a tourist town in the mountains of Colorado. I lived at the base of the Big Thompson Canyon for many years and this is my way of getting back to a beautiful place I still miss.

What can we expect from you in the future?
I have several publishing projects going on right now! I will be publishing the seventh book in my Pecan Bayou Mystery Series this spring. I was sure I would end that series, but after writing four novellas with the Pecan Bayou characters for the Happy Homicides Anthologies, I knew I wanted to keep writing these characters. I absolutely love the seventh book and can’t wait to share it with my readers.  I am also working on a third series that will take place in the Piney Woods of Texas. More on that later!

What can readers who enjoy your book do to make it more successful?
I would love it if they would leave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads! You can also share the book on your Facebook page and pin it on Pinterest through the Amazon site. Then, even simpler, if you have a friend who you think would enjoy the book, tell them about it! I am amazed and thankful every time I get a mention. Let me know about your efforts by leaving a comment on my blog or Facebook page so I can thank you.

Do you have any tips for readers or writers who are trying to get published?
Read two kinds of books. First read successful books in your genre. Look at their covers, their content, and their titles. These are all important factors that made that book successful. Also, read every book on writing you can get your hands on. There is a wonderful collection of books out there written by other writers. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel, and always recognize that whatever you do, someone else has already figured out the hard parts. Use their knowledge to strengthen your own.

How can we contact you or find out more about your books?
You can find me at any of these places.


About The Author

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Teresa Trent lives in Houston, Texas and is an award-winning mystery writer.  She writes the Pecan Bayou Mystery Series, is a regular contributor to the Happy Homicides Anthologies. Teresa is happy to add her Henry Park Mystery Series to her publishing credits with Color Me Dead, the first book in the series. Teresa has also won awards for her work in short stories where she loves to dabble in tales that are closer to the Twilight Zone than small town cozies. When Teresa isn’t writing, she is a full-time caregiver for her son and teaches preschoolers music part-time. Her favorite things include spending time with family and friends, waiting for brownies to come out of the oven, and of course, a good mystery.

Author Links
FACEBOOK:   https://www.facebook.com/teresatrentmysterywriter
TWITTER:   https://twitter.com/ttrent_cozymys
BLOG:   https://teresatrent.wordpress.com/
WEBSITE:   http://teresatrent.com


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