Text 29 Aug Why Reading is my Best Friend

Why Reading is my Best Friend: A Tale of Loneliness, Heart-Ache, Bullying & Friendship

A Tale of Loneliness, Heart-Ache, Bullying & Friendship (you’ll have to pay attention to get all that out of it)

First,

Please go read the reviews about Thomas the Turtle & Cephrael’s Hand/The Dagger of Adendigaeth. There are a number of reasons to do this. A) They’re good books, and B) The authors are both nice, professional people.

Oh, and yes I realize not every book is for everyone…these…

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Text 29 Aug Thomas & the Turtle-Tiger, How Special Are You?

Thomas & the Turtle-Tiger another great @evolvedpub title #IARTG

I love children’s books almost more than any other genre. And no, I don’t have kids. I have a very special niece though. This book struck a nerve. It’s a great example of a book with a moral, and in this case the message is loud and clear.

Even if you don’t mean it, words can hurt. Words are powerful, and kids especially learn really quickly just how to use them. I love that the story ends with a…

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Text 29 Aug McPhail’s Dagger Never Misses its Mark

McPhail’s Dagger Never Misses its Mark

The Dagger of Adendigaeth

I do not (very often) post a book cover front and center at the beginning of a post.

I was HUGELY apprehensive that I wouldn’t be able to finish all 559 pages of this book when I realized I only had a week to read. Oh, and my app (fbreader) told me it was 607 pages, so that was a minor cardio-pulmonary issue until I realized it had formatted each chapter title onto a page of its own. PHEEEEWWWW.

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Text 27 Aug 559b: The Dagger of Adendigaeth

559b: The Dagger of Adendigaeth @melissamcphail - I’m at 268 now! Can’t wait to finish!

Pages: 559
Time to read: 5 Days until post on Friday – I’m happy to announce I’m on page 268! So I should definitely finish on time.
Ability to read 150-ish pages a day? – apparently I’ve still got it

At the beginning of pretty much every fantasy book I read, I have the dreaded – OH GAWD – ‘I’m going to have to learn a whole new language to read this thing & how many characters are there?!’

In…

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Text 26 Aug 607: The Dagger of Adendigaeth

607: The Dagger of Adendigaeth Part of the @novelpublicity tour for @melissagmcphail #IARTG

Pages: 607
Time to read: 5 Days until post on Friday
Ability to read 150-ish pages a day?
TBD

This is the old cover. You have to wait for the new cover. Or you could hunt McPhail down on twitter where she has a gorgeous banner of all 3 books… @melissamcphail

I’ve read Cephrael’s Hand, and reviewed it before I worked for Novel Publicity. You can find that post here. It seems to be from when I…

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Text 13 Aug The Swarm of Reviews

The Swarm of Reviews

The Shadow Swarm review tour has gone pretty well. I’ve read all the reviews so far, and some of them are great! There’s a list of links below of a few of the one’s I’ve personally enjoyed the most.

First, a disclaimer, I work for Novel Publicity. So there won’t be any stars for my review here or on Goodreads. For that reason, I won’t post a review at Amazon, but would really love to becuase I…

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Text 12 Aug Depression: STFU

Originally posted on Urbicolous:

I’m in a bad mood today.

Robin Williams died, and it was sad in the distant way that any celebrity or far-removed acquaintance’s death is sad.

And then the internet chimed in.

Post after post of “it’s selfish” was met with the far more insidious psycho-babble that’s so dangerous to actual sufferers of depression.

My bad day comes as a relief, a reprieve from…

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Photo 8 Aug Interview, Cover Reveal & Giveaway with Fantasy Author, Melissa McPhail 1. How important do you…

Interview, Cover Reveal & Giveaway with Fantasy Author, Melissa McPhail 1. How important do you think cover art is to selling your books?

Interview, Cover Reveal & Giveaway with Fantasy Author, Melissa McPhail 1. How important do you…

Interview, Cover Reveal & Giveaway with Fantasy Author, Melissa McPhail 1. How important do you think cover art is to selling your books?

Text 6 Aug Three Must-Reads for the Fantasy Connoisseur with Melissa McPhail

Three Must-Reads for the Fantasy Connoisseur with Melissa McPhail

Three Must-Read Series for the Fantasy Connoisseur A Guest Post & Cover Reveal by Melissa McPhail

Having been a fantasy reader for more years than any southern-bred lady should ever admit, I’ve encountered some excellent fantasy novels. Over the decades, I’ve watched many wonderful books rise to a height of popularity, enjoy the thrill of riding that wave of reader buzz, and then bob away to take…

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Photo 4 Aug One Often Overlooked Element of World-Building with Melissa McPhail

One Often Overlooked Element of World-Building A Guest Post & Cover Reveal by Melissa McPhail Every author should understand world-building.

One Often Overlooked Element of World-Building with Melissa McPhail

One Often Overlooked Element of World-Building A Guest Post & Cover Reveal by Melissa McPhail Every author should understand world-building.


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