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Spotlight Saturday

Happy Saturday morning, my dear readers and blog followers. πŸ˜€ I hope everyone is having a great day! I’m here for the first time in forever with an Author Spotlight. ❀ I know, I know. I haven’t done one in a while. But I’m here now.

So! Who’s the lucky author of the day? Today, I’ve picked a recent read/listen for me.

Kelly Harms

I listened to her Audible original novella You Can Thank Me Later a week or so ago, and it was absolutely amazing. Seriously, I spent the whole few hours I was listening to it about to cry. That’s how emotional it made me. I loved that. I know a books is REALLY good when it makes me that emotional.

Author Bio Time (Thanks goodreads):

Kelly Harms is the author of The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane and The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay. She has also worked with New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors, Edgar, RITA, and Agatha award winners, and Indie Next List Picks in her time as an editor at a division of HarperCollins and later as an agent at the Jane Rotrosen Agency. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her son Griffin and puppy Scout.

She has a puppy. Instant points, because puppies are the very best.

Now! Links and pretty covers time! (I love this part of my Author Spotlight thingy. Do ya’ll like it, or am I boring you? Lemme know!)

https://www.amazon.com/You-Can-Thank-Me-Later/dp/B07YVL71PS/

This is the one that I listened to! πŸ˜€ ❀ I so highly recommend it. And it’s, like, $6 for audible members, so it’s not too expensive. And it’s totally worth it.

blurb:

A short and sweet listen that’ll leave you wanting second helpings, You Can Thank Me Later follows an unforgettable family over the course of three Thanksgivings.

When the Dickenson clan sits down for Thanksgiving dinner in 2016, it is the last holiday where their tight-knit family will ever be the same. Oldest brother Pete and his wife are expecting their first child. Youngest sibling Sophie is too busy running her restaurant. The Little Plum, to bother with any kind of social life. And middle child Charlie’s happy, uncomplicated life as a midwestern science professor is upended when his wife Annette is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Knowing this will be her last Thanksgiving, Annette asks Sophie to look after Charlie after she’s gone. Which would be a lot easier if Charlie didn’t show up with an insufferable new girlfriend at the next holiday meal.

From the best-selling author of The Overdue Life of Amy Byler, this heartwarming novella embraces the spirit and gratitude of the holiday, and shows how a family’s love can endure everything.Β 

And this next book just sounds like so much fun! πŸ˜€

Overworked and underappreciated, single mom Amy Byler needs a break. So when the guilt-ridden husband who abandoned her shows up and offers to take care of their kids for the summer, she accepts his offer and escapes rural Pennsylvania for New York City.

Usually grounded and mild mannered, Amy finally lets her hair down in the city that never sleeps. She discovers a life filled with culture, sophistication, andβ€”with a little encouragement from her friendsβ€”a few blind dates. When one man in particular makes quick work of Amy’s heart, she risks losing herself completely in the unexpected escape, and as the summer comes to an end, Amy realizes too late that she must make an impossible decision: stay in this exciting new chapter of her life, or return to the life she left behind.

But before she can choose, a crisis forces the two worlds together, and Amy must stare down a future where she could lose both sides of herself, and every dream she’s ever nurtured, in the beat of a heart.

She also has a book coming out next years, which you can pre-order now on Amazon. πŸ˜€ It’s on my wish-list.

As one of the most popular influencers on social media, Mia Bell has lived her life online for years. With her celebrity dog and gorgeous fiancΓ©, she is planning the ultimate virtual weddingβ€”expensive, elaborate, and entirely paid for by sponsors. But off-camera, her world is far from picture perfect. After being jilted by her fiancΓ© and faking her nuptials to please her sponsors, Mia finally has had enough. She heaves her phone off a cliff, ready to liveβ€”and maybe find loveβ€”offline for a change.

Mia’s sudden absence doesn’t go unnoticed, especially by techie loner Paige Miller, who hacks Mia’s account and begins impersonating the internet celebrity. Paige has her reasons. Her half sister, Jessica, idolizes Mia and desperately needs something to believe in. If taking over Mia’s online persona is Paige’s only means of connecting to her sister, so be it.

Creating a like-worthy life is more fun than Paige expected. But when she grows too bold and is caught in the act, a fiasco ensues that could forever change Mia, Paige, and the people who love them. Because somewhere amid the chaos is an invaluable lessonβ€”one that onlyΒ realΒ life can teach.

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed the post and check out Kelly Harms’ books. πŸ˜€ I’ll try and be back tomorrow with another Author Spotlight.

Happy Reading! Love, Lennie! ❀

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Tuesday Review: Ghost Camera by Darcy Coates

Omg. Omg. Omg. This book I just read, ya’ll… It was amazing. ❀ I love Darcy Coates! ❀

Hey, readers! I had a very productive morning this morning! πŸ˜€ ❀ I went to my early morning stocking job. Which means… Audiobooks! ❀ I love that I get to read while I work. So, this mornings pick was…

Ghost Camera by Darcy Coates

blurb:

When Jenine finds an abandoned camera in a lighthouse, she takes a photo for fun. But there’s something very, very wrong with the picture: it contains ghosts.

Jenine and her best friend, Bree, realise the camera is capable of capturing the dead. But with each new photo taken, the spectres become more aware and more alert, and begin following the friends. Desperate, Jenine seeks the help of a paranormal researcher. He only has bad news, though: they’ve meddled with something far beyond their control, and the ghosts won’t stop… not until Jenine and Bree are dead.

This book, ya’ll… I loved it. Seriously loved it!

5 stars!

This is the exact kind of horror story I can get behind. Short. Creepy. Suspenseful. Just a few characters I can love right away. And just all around perfect. It’s a short little novella. Around 120-130 pages or about a 2 hour audiobook. And it’s just perfect. As a writer of short horror stories and novellas (just a couple of short novels for me! :D) This is a absolutely perfect book for me. ❀

I loved the characters, and the story was awesome. Also, our main character has 3 cats. ❀ ❀ ❀ How can I not love that? I have a cat of my own and I love him, even if he is a little asshole half the time. Seriously. He doesn’t understand how much it hurts when he tries to play fight. ugh. Nothing is more irritating that sitting here minding my own business and suddenly having claws digging into my arm. Anyone have any advice on how to get him to knock it off?

Anyway! Back to the book review!

I got legit chills while listening to this. Especially when the ghosts would touch the main character or appear in the pictures? I was so creeped out. That was some good stuff right there. You know a book is good when it creeps out a horror writer. πŸ˜€ ❀

It was wonderful. I need this book in a physical copy. It needs to be on my bookshelf with my other horror books. But it’s $13! ugh! I’m gonna have to wait on it. But I need it! adulting is hard!

anyway! I highly recommend! Perfect for horror fans looking for a novella.

πŸ˜€ Thanks for reading! I’ll try to get a writing update tomorrow. πŸ˜€ I had a very productive writing day yesterday, so I’ve got something special to share with ya’ll. πŸ˜€ Happy Reading! Love, Lennie! ❀

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Author Spotlight

hey guys! I’ve feeling like crap yesterday and today. I have a stomach bug, I think, so I missed yesterday. 😦 Still feeling “blah” today, but I’m okay enough to get in a little post today. So, today’s spotlight…

Darcy Coates

This gal is a bestselling horror author. So, me likey. πŸ˜€ I have a couple of her audiobooks and have listened to one already. It was awesome.

here’s her Amazon author bio:

Darcy is the USA Today Bestselling author of Hunted, The Haunting of Ashburn House, Craven Manor, and more than a dozen horror and suspense titles.

She lives on the Central Coast of Australia with her family, cats, and a garden full of herbs and vegetables.

Darcy loves forests, especially old-growth forests where the trees dwarf anyone who steps between them. Wherever she lives, she tries to have a mountain range close by.

You can hear about her next book by joining her newsletter: http://www.darcycoates.com/subscribe/

And a couple of her books!

This is the one I listened to, and I highly recommend.

blurb!

People whisper rumors about a family murdered at Ashburn House. They say its old owner, Edith, went mad in the building, and that restless ghosts walk the halls at night.

When Adrienne arrives on the gothic house’s doorstep, all she has is a suitcase, twenty dollars, and her pet cat. She doesn’t know why her estranged Aunt Edith bequeathed Ashburn to her, but it’s a lifeline she can’t afford to refuse.

Adrienne doesn’t believe in ghosts, but it’s hard to rationalize what she sees. Strange messages have been etched into the wallpaper. Furniture moves when she leaves the room. And a grave hidden in the forest hints at a terrible, unforgivable secret.

Something twisted and evil lives in her house, and Adrienne must race to unravel the decades-old mystery… before she becomes Ashburn’s latest victim.

So I got this one too the other day and I’ll be listening to it soon. πŸ˜€

Blurb!

When Jenine finds an abandoned camera in a lighthouse, she takes a photo for fun. But there’s something very, very wrong with the picture: it contains ghosts.

Jenine and her best friend, Bree, realise the camera is capable of capturing the dead. But with each new photo taken, the spectres become more aware and more alert, and begin following the friends. Desperate, Jenine seeks the help of a paranormal researcher. He only has bad news, though: they’ve meddled with something far beyond their control, and the ghosts won’t stop… not until Jenine and Bree are dead.

Awesome covers, right? πŸ˜€ I think so. I’ll eventually get the paperbacks to add to my library. πŸ˜€

Thanks for reading my quick little post. I’m gonna rest for a bit now. Happy Reading. Love Lennie. ❀

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Free Book Friday

Hey, Hey, Hey! I’m feeling a bit better today. πŸ™‚ I actually got a bit of work done last night despite my lack of motivation, so I should get a hold star for that. πŸ˜€ ❀ It’s Friday again, so I figure It’s time to share some free books! ❀ Just one of mine is free today.

The Haunted Bridge Part One!

I could use the reads and reviews, so please, don’t hesitate to grab a free copy or spread my free book news ’round social media. ❀ While I’m here, I figure I can share some other free books with you.

remember Amy Cross? Here’s a free one from her. πŸ˜€

And does anyone like zombies? I was looking through some free books on Amazon and came across this one. It sounded cool, and I love zombies, so I had to get it. ❀

And one last one. Because I liked the cover. πŸ˜€

Happy Reading! Be sure and tune back in tomorrow for some more bookish fun. Saturday are Author Spotlight days. πŸ˜€ Love Lennie.

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Writing Update

Hello, everyone! How are ya’ll? πŸ˜€ ❀ I hope ya’ll are good.

I’m managing, but my writing isn’t going so great. I haven’t been feeling very motivated to write recently, so my daily word counts have sucked recently. I haven’t published any new scary stories this month, and my Nanowrimo project isn’t anywhere near done.

Ugh.

I’ve been trying my hardest to work on Spooky Shorts #2, my next planned publication, but it’s coming so, so slowly. I’ve got the first story’s draft finished and about half of my second story, but not much else. And they both need a lot of work before they’re ready for reading. And I haven’t even started the story I want to write for thanksgiving.

again. Ugh. I feel, very in productive. Depression, is a bitch, guys. Anyone have any advice on how to write even when you don’t feel motivated to do so?

Anyway, I guess just talking/writing about it makes me feel a little bit better. lol. If anyone has advice, I’m happy to hear it. ❀

I do have some good news, though. It’s not all just a pity party today. One of my stories The Haunted Bridge will be free tomorrow. So that’s good news. πŸ˜€ ❀ Everyone likes Free books, right?

I know I do. πŸ˜€ Here’s the link if you’d like to check it out early. πŸ˜€

Thanks for reading my short little babbling. I’ll try and post something a little happier tomorrow. πŸ˜€ ❀ Maybe some more free books. Not just my own, but I bet I could find some more indie authors’ works for free. πŸ˜€ That’d bee fun.

Happy Reading. Love, Lennie. ❀

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In the Heart of the Fire by Dean Koontz!

Hello, everyone! How’s everyone doing? I hope everyone is well, and having lots of awesome bookish adventures! I’m doing pretty good this week! I’ve finished lots of books/stories already this week. I’ve eaten healthy today. I went to work, and I even went to the gym for half an hour! I love using the treadmills there. I watch movies, TV and get a bit of exercise. lol. I walk now, but I’m hoping that I’ll be able to actually run someday.

Wouldn’t that be neat? πŸ˜€

Anyway! Review Time!

Do I have any Dean Koontz fans out there? I hope so, because I have something special for you then. πŸ˜€ A review of his first story in his new Nameless series. πŸ˜€

Blurb of the series from it’s Amazon page!

If our memories make us who we are, who is a man without any? Nameless has only a gun, missions from a shadowy agency, and one dead aim: dispense justice when the law fails. As he moves from town to town, driven by splintered visions of the past and future, he’s headed toward the ultimate confrontation in this propulsive series of short thrillers by #1Β New York TimesΒ bestselling author Dean Koontz.

As of right now, this wonderful little gem is the number one seller in the Kindle store. Very impressive, if you ask me. πŸ˜€ Good for you, Dean. Good for you! Cause, seriously, he deserves it. This is totally worth a read.

blurb for book one!

A bloodthirsty sheriff is terrorizing a small Texas town where justice has been buried with his victims. Until Nameless arrivesβ€”a vigilante whose past is a mystery and whose future is written in blood.

Anyone who crosses Sheriff Russell Soakes is dead, missing, or warned. One of them is a single mother trying to protect her children but bracing herself for the worst. Nameless fears the outcome. He’s seen it in his visions. Now it’s time to teach the depraved Soakes a lesson in fear. But in turning predators into prey, will Nameless unearth a few secrets of his own?

From #1Β New York TimesΒ bestselling author Dean Koontz comesΒ In the Heart of the Fire, part ofΒ Nameless, a riveting collection of short stories about a vigilante nomad, stripped of his memories and commissioned to kill. Follow him in each story, which can be read or listened to in a single sitting.

So! What did I think of this book?

5 stars!

Here’s my reivew. πŸ˜€ I also shared it to my Goodreads account.

Wow! This was very fun! I downloaded it for free thanks to my amazon prime membership. Yay, Prime reading! πŸ˜€ It was very much worth a read. πŸ˜€

We follow our main character, Nameless, as he works with a mysterious organization to bring out the truth (justice) to murderers who are projected by money and/or the law. There are 6 short stories in this series, each telling a different adventure of Nameless.

It’s an awesome thriller concept, and it worked very well. In this first story, Nameless works against a small-town sheriff who is just the worst. It was such a great story, and the narrator for the audible version was great. Especially when he did the Deputy’s voice.

I listened to several of these short stories this morning while I was at my stocking job at Dollar Tree. (I’m so glad I have a job that lets me listen to books while I work!) It made my shift so much more fun. πŸ˜€ I highly recommend if you like thrillers, short stories, and of course, Audiobooks. πŸ˜€

LOVE me some audiobooks!

πŸ˜€ Ya’ll should totally give this series I try. I’m already up to book 4 and it’s awesome! ❀ All the books are free for Kindle Unlimited members and to Prime members. The prime members (like myself. :D) can even listen to the audible version. One of my favorite ways to read. lol. you know, in case you all didn’t know already. πŸ˜‰

Thanks for reading my little post, everyone! I’ll try and be back tomorrow with a writing update. I know I haven’t published anything this month. Ugh. I’ve been busy with Nanowrimo and some other stuff, so not much has gotten ready for publishing yet, but I’m hoping to have something soon, I promise!

Happy Reading! Love, Lennie! ❀

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Monday reviews!

Hello, readers and followers! This week is off to a good reading start! I have two reviews for you. Acadia by Mark Lages and Wellfed (Mountain Man #4). πŸ˜€

Review for this one!

4 stars!

I was given my copy in exchange for an honest review. πŸ˜€ So glad I got it because this was great! I mean, I loved Scowl, so obviously I had to give this one a go. πŸ˜€ It was so worth it!

Because… Oh my god. This was beautiful, thoughtful, sad, but also very hopeful. I adored every second of this novel. Arcadia tells the story of a suicidal teen, told through the eyes of his devoted father. Which was such a wonderful choice. I don’t think the novel would have had the same effect if it was told from the son’s point of view.

Not that Jacob was a bad character. I loved all the characters! I just don’t think it would have worked as well. Does that make sense?

Anyway!

The poetry was great too! I don’t read a lot of poetry, but each one in Arcadia was brilliant. I might have to rethink my stance on poems. πŸ˜‰

This was an amazing book, and it deserves to be read by everyone! Especially fans of contemporary fiction stories. πŸ™‚ How is Mark not on a bestseller list? Because he really should be. πŸ˜€ Keep the books coming, and I’ll keep reading!

And the review for Wellfed!

5 stars


Wow! What a ride! This was awesome. The big zombie fight in the beginning, in the manor, was great! That was awesome. I loved the inclusion of Wallace and Collie. πŸ˜€ These two were great characters, and I loved them.

I also adored the ending. πŸ˜€ ❀ That was awesome and made me crazy happy.

this is a great book and series, and I can’t wait to listen to book 5 when it gets its audible release. πŸ˜€

Thanks for reading! I’ll be back tomorrow with more reviews! πŸ˜€ Happy Reading! Love Lennie!

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Sunday Author Spotlight!

Hey, readers! πŸ˜€ It’s a new week! πŸ˜€ ❀ Hope everyone is having lots of fun bookish adventures! I know I am. πŸ˜€ Since it’s Spotlight time, and I missed posting for a couple of days (yesterday was mine and my twin sister’s birthday, so I’ve been busy!) I figured I’d give ya’ll a special spotlight.

One of my favorite writers and my freaking role model when it comes to publishing horror….

Amy Cross

Seriously, ya’ll the woman is a writing machine! ❀ 3 or 4 full length novels every month and a massive readership. Tons of followers on Amazon and Goodreads, and she’s always got free books going, which you know has got to help people to notice her. πŸ˜€ I need get her stuff reviewed! ❀ I’m so bad at that, but I’m getting better, slowly but surely.

she’s like a queen of horror. πŸ˜€ So, I figured I share a bit about her today. πŸ˜€ included a few of her books that are free today.

Author bio! It’s short, but it says what it needs to. πŸ™‚

Amy Cross is the author of more than 100 horror, paranormal and fantasy novels. Her books include Asylum, The Farm, The Bride of Ashbyrn House and The Haunting of Blackwych Grange. She has also written three collections of horror short stories, titled Perfect Little Monsters, Twisted Little Things and The Ghost of Longthorn Manor.

now! Some covers of her books. The pics include links, so make sure and check her stuff out. πŸ˜€ All the ones I’m share here are free on Amazon today, so make sure and support her bye grabbing a free book. πŸ˜€

And that’s only three of them. πŸ˜€ there’s a few more too. πŸ˜€ I’m very much looking forward to reading all of Amy Cross’s works. πŸ˜€ I’ve already read a couple, and I really liked them. I’ve got several of her books in print and tons of them in Kindle version. πŸ˜€ I really need to get caught up on all my reading! lol. It’s a new week, so no time like the present, right? ;D

Thanks for reading! If you liked this post, be sure and follow me. you’ll get an email every time I post. I try and do once a day, but I usually end up doing 4 or 5 a week. you know, because, life. Anyway! you should totally follow me. πŸ˜€ I do lots of reviews of different kinds of books (lots of horror), writing updates, publishing announcements, author spotlights and other fun stuff.

Again, thanks for reading! I’ll try and be back tomorrow with a book review.<3 happy reading! Love Lennie! ❀

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Review of Wake of the Sadico!

Hey! I just finished reading a new story! A horror one! πŸ˜€ So it’s time for a review! It feels like forever since I posted one of these things! Cover/link time!

And the blurb!

On a Caribbean dive vacation, five friends discover a centuries old shipwreck – and a karmic debt past due. 

Wall Eddington has always done the correct thing. It’s part of being British, part of family tradition. Yet somehow someone drowned.


Now, half a world away, he’s diving off an old sailboat with four American friends. As a vacation it’s a bit primitive, but just what his soul craves.


Until they find a shipwreck.


Untouched and impossibly preserved, the thing bewitches with promises of gold. Their rush to claim it bogs down with odd accidents and petty arguments – and Wall is not the only one with dark dreams of pain and torture. Dreams of a captain called Sadico.


In fleeing his personal demon, Wall has run straight to its lair. 

This trap was laid centuries ago, for five souls moved on to new lives and new loves. Set by the one soul they left behind.Β 

So, what did I think of it? πŸ˜€

4 stars!

here’s my review. πŸ˜€ I also shared it to Amazon and Goodreads! ❀

As a horror writer myself, I always love a good paranormal story. πŸ˜€ I chose this one because the blurb sounded really cool, and I liked the cover. (What can I say? I’m swayed by pretty things.) And it was almost Halloween when I bought it. πŸ˜€ Who doesn’t like getting themselves a scary little present on Halloween? I needed the paperback copy on my horror bookshelf. πŸ˜€

I liked this book! It had a good, spooky atmosphere, a fun story, and some decent characters. I was particularly fond of Jill and Wall. I think my favorite part was towards the beginning of the book where Jill is learning about her past lives. That was downright creepy. I also really liked where Melanie was looking at the books and the woman tells her “You’re living this one.”

Because that’s some creepy stuff right there. Seriously. That gave me chills! I love books, darn it! Don’t creep me out with books! πŸ˜€ I won’t add too much else, because I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone. But I will say it’s defiently worth a read if you like horror.

Thanks for reading! πŸ˜€ ❀ Hope ya’ll liked the review! I’ll try and review something tomorrow. πŸ˜€ Or maybe have a free book link up for ya’ll. πŸ˜€ ❀ Happy Reading! Love Lennie!

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FREE Book!

Hello, everyone! I am so sorry, I haven’t posted anything for a couple of days. My depression reared its ugly head and I couldn’t bring myself to do anything productive. 😦

It doesn’t happen as much as it used to. (thank the universe for good meds and a good doctor.) But when it does, I feel like shit. I just want to hide and stared at the TV and do nothing. Except eat, but at least I didn’t eat any junk food yesterday. Proud of myself for that little victory.

I don’t even want to read when I feel depressed. Which, is kinda a problem for a gal who wants to write and read as her career.

Don’t worry though! I’m feeling better now. πŸ˜€ My spells aren’t nearly as bad as they used to. Now it’s just a day or two of funk before I feel normal again. Not like the weeks of awful feeling I used to get when First got depressed. Again, thank the universe for meds and docs. ❀

I’m good now! But! since I haven’t done crap for the past couple of days, I don’t have any reviews for you. 😦 sad face!

But! I do have a FREE book I can share with you!

I managed to finish up edits on a story for my romance pen name and get it submitted on Saturday night before the funk hit. πŸ˜€ It’s live now! And…

It’s FREE! πŸ˜€ ❀ πŸ˜€ ❀ πŸ˜€ ❀ πŸ˜€ ❀

Birthday Wishes is FREE! Today only!

Blurb for it! πŸ˜€

Book 2 in Nick & Emma.
Nick and Emma are officially dating now, and both are very happy about it. They like each other. Things are going well. So when Emma mentions that her birthday is coming up, Nick knows that he has to do something extra special for her. What to do? Whatever it is, it has to be perfect.

Can Nick make sure Emma has a great birthday? Find out in: Birthday Wishes!

Birthday Wishes is a 13,000-word short romance story. It’s sweet and clean and very cute.

Don’t forget to grab a copy of Book #1, Pumpkin Spice Kisses before reading this one! πŸ˜€ it’s also available on Kindle for only $0.99 or FREE for KU readers! πŸ˜€ ❀

Thanks, everyone! I hope ya’ll like my sweet little stories. πŸ˜€ Its a bit different from my Lennie Grace stuff, lol. But I still hope people like them. ;D Be sure and follow Tori Elliot on Amazon to get updates whenever she (lol ME!) releases a new story! πŸ˜€

I’ll try and be back tomorrow with a writing update post. ❀ I have the day off from my day jobs today and I have a lot of writing and reading I need to catch up on. πŸ˜€ Songs for the Music Man needs some more work, and I’m really hoping to get the second Spooky Shorts book out this weekend. πŸ˜€ ❀

Happy Reading! Love, Lennie! ❀

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Saturday Author Spotlight!

Hi, everyone! How ya’ll doing? πŸ˜€ Hope you’re good! It’s almost my birthday and I’m very excited! πŸ˜€ So! Have I ever mentioned that I love Robin Hood stories? πŸ˜€ I do. One of my favorite shows in the whole world is BBC’s Robin Hood. I started watching in high school and I got the box set of the show for christmas one year. πŸ˜€ My friends all loved it too, so we’d all come over to my house and watch the show together.

So, Robin Hood is a favorite legend of mine. I collect books and novels about him. πŸ˜€ Seriously. I have around a hundred or so. πŸ˜€ So, I thought for today’s spotlight, I could do a Robin Hood author. πŸ˜€

Steven A. Mckay

Seriously, this dude is awesome. πŸ˜€ He’s a bestselling Amazon author in his catagories and he’s got so many reviews on his stuff! His stuff is great, by the way. I’m only part way through his Robin Hood series, because I’m a super freaking slow reader as a grown up. But it’s so awesome! (I miss school only for how fast I could finish my school work and have free time to read. lol) And he’s got a seriously awesome mailing list! I’m part of it, so I get awesome cover reveals, can enter drawings for signed books (haven’t won yet, but I’m hoping!), and I even got a free audible book the other day! πŸ˜€

It was Knight of the Cross, and I’m really excited to listen to it!

link!

Isn’t that pretty! πŸ˜€ ❀ And it comes in audio, print, and ebook! Tiny 103 page paperback! Lennie Like! ❀

So, I’m sure ya’ll would like to see his author bio, right? πŸ˜€ If not, to bad! I’m sharing anyway! ❀ lol. Love ya’ll!

Steven A. McKay was born in Scotland in 1977. His first book, “Wolf’s Head”, came out in 2013 and was an Amazon UK top 20 bestseller. The Forest Lord series, which “Wolf’s Head” is part of, now has over 130,000 sales so far.
Steven’s new novel, “Song of the Centurion” is the second in a series set in post-Roman Britain. The first installment, “The Druid”, was published on November 1st 2018, holding the number 1 spot in the UK “Celtic Myths and Legends” chart for the next three months.
His first novel written exclusively for audio, “Lucia”, has been produced by Audible Studios and tells the tale of a Roman slave in second-century Britannia. It will be published on October 22nd, 2019.
Steven plays lead guitar and sings in a heavy metal band when they can find the time to meet up.
Check out his website at stevenamckay.com
and sign up for the email list – in return we’ll send you a FREE short story, as well as offering chances to win signed books and other goodies!

Here’s another one of his books’ covers. Because, pretty! this is the complete collection of his forest Lord series!

Me love! And one of his other books!

πŸ˜€ looks like fun, huh? Be sure and check ’em out! You can get some of his little novellas and short story collections in print for less than $5. a pretty good deal!

link to his website and Goodreads page!

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7161617.Steven_A_McKay

https://stevenamckay.com/

Thanks for reading! I’ll try and be back tomorrow with another post! πŸ˜€ ❀ ❀ Happy Reading! Love Lennie! ❀

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Barefoot Under the Moon Review

Hey, ya’ll! Quick review before I head off to my day jobs! I missed yesterday. Sorry! I worked 12 hours at my day jobs, so I was beat. but I did finish one of the books on my too read list, so that was great! ❀ ready for my review? Awesome!

Which one did I finish? πŸ˜€ this one!

Did I like it? πŸ˜€ Yep!

3 stars!

here’s my review! I also shared it to my Goodreads account!

This was interesting. I liked it. πŸ˜€ The main character Tony was a fun protagonist to follow on his journey. He had a really strong voice, and I really liked reading his thoughts. I really liked the party scene at Ashely’s house, that was my favorite part. It was really funny. lol. He thought the hummus was talking to him.

This was a funny book, and I’d definitely recommend it to humor fans and fans of romance stories that contain unique characters.

Make sure and check it out! ❀ I’ll try and be back tomorrow with an Author Spotlight! πŸ˜€

Happy Reading! Love Lennie! ❀

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Wednesday Writing Update! :D

Hey, fans, readers, and blog followers! It’s writing update time! So how’s my writing and work on my books going?

Great! Really Great!

So guess what? I’m up to 12,730 words in my Nanowrimo draft! Awesome huh? My daily writing amount as really gone up since I started this Nanowrimo project, so I’m really excited about that. πŸ˜€

I’ve gotten about 4,000 to 5,000 words a day for the past couple of days. Not just in my nanowrimio prject but in my total word count for all my projects. I like to include all my my writing, include the work I do for my blog, and my reviews, my outlining and the words I get during my editing processes and drafts. πŸ˜€

why? I don’t know. Why not? It all counts towards my over all goal of one day becoming a full time writer and blogger, so I’m counting it. lol. It’s my thing! I’ll do what I want. lol

But seriously, I have been feeling really freaking productive lately, and it’s only 6 days into the month. Things are looking up. I’ve got big plans for my Nanowrimo novel, and when I total up everything that I’ve written for in, all the stuff in my notes and outline and draft that I’ll print when it’s time for edits, it’s going to end up being WAY longer than 50,000 w0rds I’m sure.

add that to all the outlines and drafts I’ve been working on for my other projects and I’m going to get SO MUCH stuff done this month.

What else am I working on, you might ask? Well, Death and Destruction (Spooky Shorts #2) for one. I’m hoping to get it and book 3 done this month. πŸ˜€

I’ve been working on covers for some future projects. Would you like to see a cover for one of my future projects? I have no idea when I’ll start working on it, but I loved the picture so much that I had to do something with it.

Here it is! Looks awesome, right? I think so. This might be something for me to start working on when the new year stars. πŸ˜€

While I’m showing ya’ll covers. How about a cover reveal for Songs for the Music Man? AKA my Nanowrimo project. πŸ˜€

here you go!

What do you all think? I’m thinking I’m getting pretty good at making my own covers. (If I can toot my own horn for a second.)

And I’ve got some very big plans for some Christmas/holiday/winter stories that I want to release for December. πŸ˜€ And maybe a thanksgiving story. Does that sound fun? I have this really neat idea for short story. It’s inspired very loosely by an episode of my favorite crime show Deadly Women.

Anyway! I’m feeling really good about how all my writing is going. πŸ˜€ I hope you don’t mind me rambling about it here. And I hope you liked my covers. πŸ˜€ I’ve got a Facebook thing I have to go get ready for now, but then I have to get back to writing. I already did a good bit of work on Songs for the Music Man today, so I think I’ll start work on my Thanksgiving story.

Happy Reading, everyone! πŸ˜€ I’ll be back tomorrow (hopefully lol) with a review. I’m going to finish that Barefoot book I’ve been working on. πŸ˜€ I think it’ll be 3 star, considering how I’m feeling about it.

again!

Happy Reading, all! Love, Lennie! ❀

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Tuesday Review: Daddy’s Girl by Alan Austin!

Time for a review, everyone. πŸ˜€ ❀ more specifically, yet another review from one of my favorite writers, my dear friend, Alan Austin! today’s read:

here’s the blurb! πŸ˜€

Hot young virgin daughters, sisters, and students all have a need for something dirty! They need to be satisfied, filled, stretched, and broken for the first time and they know who they want to meet those needs!

First time, step fathers & siblings, teachers, broken, stretched, forced, voyeur, threesome. So many situations to explore with these fertile young virgins!

Very mature and graphic content. 18+ ONLY.

It most certainly is for mature readers! No kids around here! πŸ˜€ what’s my rating?

3 stars!

here’s my review! Posted here, amazon, and on my Goodreads page. πŸ˜€

It wasn’t my favorite Alan Austin book, but at this point, I’ll read anything Alan puts out. He’s one of my favorite writers now! πŸ˜€ especially if it’s a paperback. I adore physical books. (And the tiny ones alan and several other amazon indie authors release are the cutest things ever! I like cute things and I need them for my collection!)

I liked it! the short stories in this book were lots of fun. I really liked the first story, about the sleepover. And the last one about the girl and her professor was very hot. πŸ˜€

I wasn’t a huge fan of the camping story. I was a little distracted by thinking, “god! there was a bear out there! are ya’ll really gonna get it on when there’s a bear nearby!” lol.

but still, it was a fun read. I think I like the stories with more character development though. three stars is still nice though. πŸ˜€ Its a must read for a dedicated fan. πŸ™‚ I’m reading everything by Alan! And if ya’ll like erotica, you should too! πŸ˜€ And get all his paperbacks, even all the tiny ones. they’re great.

anyway! If ya’ll like sexy fun reads, be sure to check this and Alan’s other stuff out. πŸ˜€ He just released the complete collection of his Immoral series. I can’t wait for the paperback of it to come out! ❀

Happy Reading, everyone! I’ll be back tomorrow with more fun reading and writing stuff! (Hopefully! I’m not great at posting everyday. but hey, has anyone noticed that I’m getting better. lol)

Love, Lennie! ❀

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Saturday Author Spotlight!

I’m up to 36 followers! I’m stoked! Thanks for the love and support, everyone! ❀ πŸ˜€ I’ had a super busy day yesterday. I had lots of chores I had to do (My apartment was a mess!), I had to go pay my rent and electric bill (BOO!), and I had to go to one of my day jobs. You know, those boring things I have to go to if I want to keep my nice apartment, internet, and a happy well fed kitty! πŸ˜€ (He eats special grain free food, my expensive little shit. I love him, so he’s worth it.)

So, full day. And I still managed to get 1785 words down in my Nanowrimo draft. And more than 5000 words down in another story. No I won’t tell you about that one! It’s a secret! πŸ˜€ lol. my total word count for yesterday was 7,428 words. πŸ˜€ I was on a freaking roll, ya’ll!

So, I’m still feeling really productive today. πŸ˜€ As soon as I’m done with this, I’m gonna head over to Songs for the Music Man and work on that some more. I’m at a New chapter for that, so that will be fun. ;D

But for now! Let’s see who our Spotlight Author is! (Don’t worry, I won’t bombard you with Alan Austin stuff. πŸ˜‰ for today anyway!) Today I have picked….

Paul Falk

He’s in my favorite group of on Goodreads. πŸ˜€ I figured I could start going through the list and sharing stuff about my Goodreads buddies. πŸ˜€ Since I share so much about my Facebook frineds, It’s only fair! πŸ˜€

Here’s Pauls Bio from Amazon!

Like most, Paul Falk began his path in literature as a reader. He owes his early prowess in large part to the fabled series: SEE SPOT RUN. From there, it was off to the races. A turning point in his writing occurred with his introduction into Goodreads. It was the catalyst that sparked the author in him.

Paul’s first publication began with an essay titled, DIRT TO DIGITAL. That’s all it took to get him rolling. Shortly after that, his first novel surfaced with the introduction of CAGED. Just months later, his sequel appeared – THE LINE. He has just published his third book which is a first in a new series of novels.

Paul received his master’s degree in Audiology from San Diego State University, after which he owned and operated a private practice in the East County of San Diego.

When Paul’s not writing, you’ll usually find him with his nose in a book. At other times, he takes pleasure in banging away at his piano or tending to his low-maintenance succulent garden.

πŸ˜€ ❀ He plays piano! πŸ˜€ ❀ That’s fun! I took lessons when I was Uber little, but I never stuck with it. πŸ˜€ I bet he’s awesome!

And now! My favorite part of this! Pretty Book cover time! They’re also links, so be sure to check ’em out! πŸ˜€

This is my favorite cover! It looks super creepy and scary, and I loved the blurb! πŸ˜€ ❀ here it is!

The greatest mass murderer in all of American history had some unfinished business to settle with Jack Toback. Next on the agenda, he’d make a pitiful example out of him for all the world to see. Ending his captive’s life, at least, for the time being, would not serve his ultimate purpose. His demise would have to be put on hold for just a bit longer.
Following his abduction at gunpoint, Jack was taken to an abandoned house and chained like a wild animal. Any cries for help would be in vain. He was presented with an ultimatum, either cooperate and do as he’d be told or die a slow painful death. Jack knew there’d be no reason for him to be kept alive any longer once that lunatic got everything he needed.

This one is on my ever growing to-read list. πŸ˜€ Along with about a million other books I’ve discovered lurking around on Facebook and Goodreads. πŸ˜€ I swearing I’m going to read ALL the books someday! Until then, maybe you all can read some of the book I share about and tell me what you thought? πŸ˜€

Hint, hint! I’d love some comments! They are love.

here’s some links to Paul’s Goodreads account, website, and Amazon page if you’d like to follow him! πŸ˜€ He’s got a WordPress account just like me! (Although I bet he keeps up with his list of books page way better than I do if he has one!)

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17925940.Paul_Falk

WordPress link: https://ereadr.wordpress.com/

Amazon link: Β amazon.com/author/paulfalk

happy reading, everyone! Let me know if you read The Line! πŸ˜€ I’ll be back tomorrow with another Spotlight post! πŸ˜€ ❀

Love, Lennie!

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Reading List!

Hello, my wonderful followers! πŸ˜€ Hope ya’ll had a great Halloween! I know I did! Lots of junk food, and I got a ton of writing done. Now it’s November! Yay! I’m already 1785 words into my Nonowrimo project, and I’ve gotten some chores done so I’m feeling pretty productive today. πŸ˜€

No free books today, so I’ll be sharing a list of some of my upcoming reads. πŸ˜€ Here’s the covers! And they’re all links so make sure ya’ll check em out! πŸ˜€ I’m not sure on the order I’ll be reading them in. πŸ˜€ Just that I will be reading ’em.

Looks like it will be an interesting mix for me! πŸ˜€ Zombies, romantic comedy, comtemprary, and supernatural thriller! πŸ˜€ I’m really looking forward to these reads. And I can’t wait to share my reviews with ya’ll. Any thoughts on what I should read first?

I think Maybe the zombie one! I really like zombies!

Happy Reading! I’ll be back tomorrow with an Author Spotlight post! Love Lennie! ❀

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Happy Halloween Blog Followers!

happy Halloween, everyone! Hope you all had a great and spooky holiday! Now that Halloween is almost over (It’s about 11 PM where I am) it’s almost time for…

National Novel Writing Month! πŸ˜€ I’m so excited. It’s my first Nanowrimo, so I’m super stoked to see just how much more writing I can get done. πŸ˜€ I’ll be updating you all a lot over the next month. πŸ˜€

My project is called Songs For the Music Man, and I can’t wait to get started on it in the morning. It will of course be super scary, and since my goal is 50,000 words, (more I’m hoping! ) It’ll be my longest novel yet.

If ya’ll are interested in it, and very rough draft of my first two chapters are available as an extra in my recent publication: Flashes of Fear: the complete series. πŸ˜€ It just went live today, and you can get the papeback version for only $4.50!

Since I wrote those two chapters before November started for me, I’m not counting them towards my overall 50,000 word goal for the novel. πŸ˜€ I want to do my first Nanowrimo project write and do 50k or more in one project in one month. hopefully less than a month. πŸ˜€ Gonna see just how much I can get done when I really put my mind too it!

On top of the new novel, I’ve also got lots of other stuff going on this month. It’s mine and my twin sister’s birthday on the 16th. So that’s important! And I’ve got other projects I want to work on. I really want to get Spooky Shorts #2 done finally. And I have tons of books I need to read and review. πŸ˜€ I’m totally going to crush my reading goals for the month as well as my writing goals!

positive thinking! ;D

Plus, I’m starting a new diet and workout program atop everything else, so wish me luck on that.

Happy Halloween readers and followers! Be sure and grab all my free books while you still can! πŸ˜€ I’ll leave all my paperbacks pretty cheap for a few more days, too. So if anyone wants a super cheap copy of my stories, now would be the time! πŸ˜€ I personally recommend Deadly Games, Flashes of Fear, and She Watches You sleep. πŸ˜€ Mostly becaause I’m really found of their covers. πŸ˜€

I’ll be back tomorrow with another post. no free books tomorrow, lol, since I’ve already done tons of free books the last three days. πŸ˜€ Instead, I think I’ll share a list of what all I’ll be planning on reading over the next few days. πŸ˜€ I’ve got lots of books I have to read, since I promised the authors I would. πŸ˜€ lol. What can I say? I like helping other writers’ out with reviews. πŸ˜€ And sometimes, I get free books. I love free books. πŸ˜€

And I love my blog followers! Happy Reading! Love Lennie! ❀

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Halloween Horror Sale! :D And Writing Update!

Hi, followers! Dang, I’m all the way up to 35! Let’s keep that number growing baby! ❀ Seriously! I love seeing that I got new followers, and I always love seeing an email telling me that someone liked my stuff. Makes me feel loved!

Anyway! Happy Almost Halloween, everyone! It’s Halloween Eve. I had really big plans to watch tons of scary movies tomorrow and eating nothing but junk food and candy.

But I’m feeling really creative, so I’m focusing on writing instead. πŸ˜€ I’m still eating tons of junk food though. I’m actually vegan, but I’m totally not healthy. I like to blame Chipotle and living in a collage town where I can get all my food delivered.

Anyway! today is writing update day! So how’s it all going? πŸ˜€ Really good! I just finished Flashes of Fear! πŸ˜€ It’s releasing tomorrow! So maybe check it out? As part of my big Halloween Horror sale, I’ve got the paperback pre-order set at only $4.5o! πŸ˜€

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1701828154

There’s the link to the paperback version! And here’s the link to the Kindle Version!

Gosh, I just my cover! (I’ll have to go update my page where I’ve got all my books, and make sure all the flashes of fear are on there! lol) Thanks, Alan, for helping me with it! You’re one of my favorite internet buddies! πŸ˜€ ❀

Anyway! Writing is going good! Now that Flashes of Fear is over, I’m FINALLY going to finish up my Spooky Shorts series. πŸ˜€ I’ve got two more books planned to go along with Darkness and Bloodshed. πŸ˜€ Then It’ll be time focus on The Haunting of Bob and Brandy. I’m working on an updated cover, so That will be fun. ;D

And of course, Halloween also mean… November it almost here! National Novel Writing Month! I’ve already got my main project mapped out, but I’m going to try and write WAY more than 50,000 words and just one novel. you know, since I already write alot. I’ve actually started keeping track of my daily word count goals. I already average about 50,000 a month. ;D I’m gonna try and up that much.

And I’m gonna start a diet and going to the gym. Not that that has anything to do with writing, or Halloween. I just figured the first of the month works for starting a new diet. And I don’t care HOW tempting delivery food sounds, I will NOT order giant burritos three times a week. (I might have a bit of a problem. lol)

Anyway! Let’s get to the sale part, alright? πŸ˜€

Halloween Horror Sale!

So, yeah, It’s basically what It sounds like! πŸ˜€ today and tomorrow, I’ll have tons of my ebooks for FREE on Amazon! And ones that are usually $1.99, like the Shadow in the Swing, or $2.99 like She Watches You Sleep, are set at reduced prices so that’s super fun!

Link to Deadly Games! πŸ˜€ It’s free. And it’s cover is now freaking awesome, if I do say so myself. πŸ˜€ Go grab a copy! ;D

The Paperback version is also only $3.75 now! (It’s cover hasn’t updated on the site yet for some reason, but hoepfully when you order it, it’ll be this awesome one instead of the old one. πŸ˜€ And if not… well, the story is still awesome!)

Yeah! You read it right! The back back is only $3.75! I’ve set all my paperback books SUPER cheap for a limited time to try and drum up sales. πŸ˜€ Seriously, I’m making like less an ten cents a sale on most of them, but I don’t mind. πŸ˜€ If it gets more of my books out there into the world, it’s a wonderful day! πŸ˜€ I’ve already done like 90 free ebook sales in the last two days, so I’m freaking stoked! πŸ˜€

Tiny Terrors is also FREE and it’s paperback is only $3.60! So there’s that!

Most of the flashes of fear ebooks are FREE too! πŸ˜€ here’s flashes of fear #1!

Yeah. πŸ˜€ FREE books! πŸ˜€

Some of the paperbacks’ price changes aren’t changing as fast as I’d like so I might leave them super low for a bit to make up for it. πŸ˜€ But there’s still plenty of super cheap ones. So please! Support and indie writer and Download some free ebooks?

Or buy a paperback or two if you’re feeling extra generous? lol. Christmas is coming up, and these things would make awesome gifts! hint, hint!

Don’t hate on me for pushing my work, lol. ;D I have a kitten to support! πŸ˜€ He’s spoiled and eats special food! Anyway! Happy Reading, everyone! Please! Click on one of the links and head over to Amazon to check out my sale. πŸ˜€ Or share this post around the interent!

Heck, even just a like would be nice. πŸ˜€

Again! Happy Reading! πŸ˜€ ❀ I’ll be back tomorrow with a special Halloween Post! Love Lennie! ❀

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Review of Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

Hi, guys! πŸ˜€ Book review time! πŸ˜€ ❀ I just finished reading Heart-Shaped Box and I wanted to share my thoughts on it with you! πŸ˜€

what’s my rating?

5 stars!

here’s the review I shared over on Goodreads!

This was awesome! πŸ˜€ I loved Judas and Mary Beth. Both were great characters. And the dogs! Gotta love the dogs. And the ghost? Perfectly awful! πŸ˜€

The writing was strong and very descriptive. I loved it. I listened to this novel, as I do with so, so many of my books. πŸ˜€ And the narrator really brought the story to life. I got literal chills listening to this. I really liked the story Mary Beth told about seeing the little ghost girl.

The story was great, and I highly recommend it. Perfect Halloween reading. Or listening. The audiobook is totally worth the investment! πŸ˜€

Here’s the link if you want to check the book out! πŸ˜€

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Monday short story reviews!

Hey y’all! Check me out! Two posts in a row! getting back in the swing of things! 😊 I’ve got two shorts to share with you today! My thoughts on The Book Addict by karlin Perrin, and Inmoral Desires by Alan Austin. 😊 Cause you know, he’s one of my favorite writers!

5 stars! I really liked this one! It reminded me a lot of Alan’s Becoming My Daddy series, which, as you all know, I freaking adored! πŸ™‚ I’m a lover of erotica now, thanks to that series! πŸ™‚ Anyway, Inmoral Desires starts off a new series featuring a dissatisfied house wife & a sexy dance teacher. Simple yet very fun! Claire was a super relatable character & I loved her!

Chris? Her husband? Ugh. He can go shove a pinecone up his arrogant butt! Give me more Tony please!

I’m very excited to read the rest of the series! Book Four just released! ❀️ I have to wait until payday though for new books .

Woe is me! Anyway, 5 stars! Y’all should definitely check Alan’s stuff out!

Now!

Another 5 stars for this one! πŸ™‚ Not an erotica book. Nope, this one is a romantic short story. I loved it! I read the author’s other story The Book Boyfriend and I had to get this one too. I got the Kindle edition of them both, and the paperbacks.

Because tiny paperback books are freaking adorable! I needed them in my life! See? I’m not the only one who publishes tiny paperbacks of my shorts! Alan Austin and Karlin Perrin do it too! 😊

Anyway! This sweet romance is a sort of sequel to the book boyfriend, following the book loving sister. 😊 It was cute and great and I loved it. Going to book convention/signings? That’s my jam! I LOVE that sort of thing, so I’m going to like a book that features such things. 😊

Karli’s stuff is a must read for romance fans. I Know I am! Funny as it seems, lol, since I write so much creepy stuff. But hey, what can I say? I like both!

Thanks for reading! I’ll be back tomorrow with another review! Something horror related, I promise! πŸ™‚

Happy reading! Love Lennie!

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Halloween Horrors

Hey, everyone! I’m back!

I swear, I’m alive and kicking! Haven’t posted for a few days, I know. My dog got sick, and I had some family stuff to do, so I’ve been busy. but there’s just few more days until Halloween, and I’ve got to share some scary books. πŸ˜€ ❀

For today’s post, I’ll be sharing a very author spotlight for a friend. And a special review. πŸ˜€ My Facebook friend Samuel Gali asked me to read and review his Halloween book, and I have delivered. πŸ˜€ Along with sharing a bit about his other book and his author bio.

He’s a brand new author from all the way over in Nigeria. πŸ˜€ Super far from me, sitting over here in Oklahoma. Isn’t the internet cool? I can have friends all the way across the world with out leaving my house.

πŸ˜€ He’s got two books out so far! πŸ˜€ Congrats, my friend! ❀

here’s his author bio from Amazon:

Samuel Gali is a Nigerian horror writer and reader, new to the world of publishing. He has been writing short stories since he was in high school, and he still does. Writing stories seem to come naturally to him, and he published his first book, Kill Once, Die Twice, recently on Amazon. He is presently working on a Halloween story to celebrate.
(I don’t think he has anything else to say)

And here’s a picture of his first book’s cover for everyone to admire:

Check it out if ya’ll like zombies! πŸ˜€

And! The cover for the subject of today’s review:

Now! Time for my reivews of Halloween Horrors!

3 stars! πŸ˜€

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. πŸ˜€ 3 starts!
It’s almost Halloween! And we all know what that means! Scary Story Overload Time! πŸ˜€ A little rocky, but I liked this! πŸ˜€ It was fun. For a new writer, this was pretty good! A bit of practice, and I think the writer can go places!

This book tells 4 little stories. They’re all very creative, connected, and all are about the Halloween Horrors. Spooky monster/demons who are coming to get you on Halloween! >:D And let’s all just take a moment to admire that description of the book! πŸ˜€ That’s really good!

It’s a very fun idea, and as a horror lover and a writer of several of my own short stories, it’s something I can totally get behind. I LOVE short stories! πŸ˜€

My favorites were the first two stories, about Big George and his neighbor across the street. (the first story gets extra points for mentioning Harry Potter. πŸ˜€ lol. Harry Potter is one of my favorite series ever!) πŸ˜€ I thought those two were the creepiest, but each little story has its own charm. Recommended reading for people looking for a quick little Halloween treat.

Be sure and check his books out! Gotta support new authors. πŸ˜€ ❀ Happy Reading, Everyone! I’ll try and be back tomorrow with another review of something spooky, but no promises!

Love Lennie! ❀

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Saturday Author Spotlight!

Dang! It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, huh? lol. I’m trying to keep up with the blog, I swear! So, who is today’s author?

Norma Nikutowski

bio time!

Norma Nikutowski, M.A. started her quest to discover how to turn happiness ON by working with clients with depression and teaching students with disabilities. She has spent many years exploring strategies for feeling happier every day and creating a joyful future, and enjoys sharing what she has learned through her writing, coaching and speaking. Learn more at http://www.HappinessON.com.

So!

She’s the Author of Turn Your Happiness On. πŸ˜€ A self help book that I’m currently reading. πŸ˜€ I’m about half way done with it, and I’m really liking it so far. πŸ˜€ It’s got some good advice. πŸ˜€ Here’s some info on her book!

Here’s the cover of the book. πŸ˜€ & it’s a link if you feel like getting yourself a copy!

And the blurb:

Welcome to the New Happier You!
Are you bored with the daily grind?
Tired of feeling exhausted at the end of the day?
Do you wish you could feel happier in your everyday life?

In Turn your Happiness ON, you will find the most powerful, scientifically proven, simple strategies to increase your feelings of happiness right now.
Norma Nikutowski wrote this book to share the insights she gained from counseling people who were struggling to find joy. She also tells stories of her own search for happiness, and the sometimes humbling experiences which taught her so much. Her mission is to help as many people as possible enjoy their lives, because happiness improves health, business results, learning, productivity, relationships, and lengthens life.
When you read this practical guide, you will learn daily action steps and tips on:
How to change your mood right now
How to overcome everyday obstacles to a happy life
How to choose goals that will bring the most joy into your life
β€œThis practical and fun book helps us discover that we all have the capacity to feel happiness as a welcome part of our lives. Norma shows us how to turn it on and keep happiness shining brightly and bring more joy into the world.”
β€” Cristina Smith, award-winning author of the Yoga for the Brain series

β€œTurn Your Happiness ON is a must read book for everyone, from high school students to entrepreneurs. To be successful in any area of your life, you need to find happiness. Norma Nikutowski can show you the steps and guide you to living a life full of happiness and enjoyment.”
β€” Wanny Huynh, author of HOPE: Finding the Path toward Happiness, Opportunity, Prosperity, and Enjoyment

it’s a pretty interesting so far, so I hope ya’ll will check it out. πŸ˜€ I’d share some more, but she only has the one book so far. πŸ˜€

Join me again tomorrow for another Author Spotlight. πŸ˜€ Happy Reading! Love Lennie!

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Book Review Time!

Hi, everyone! lol. I’m still alive! Just been really busy. I’m back with a review of a brand new book from one of my favorite authors! Can you guess who it’s buy? lol

Alan Austin!

I know! I been reading a lot of his stuff lately. πŸ˜€ but this one is actually a horror story, so it actually fits in with what I write! πŸ˜€ ❀

Sacrifice Under The Virgin Moon! It’s a 5 Star Read!

pretty cover time! ❀ (It’s also a link, so ya’ll can buy it, if you want. And ya’ll should TOTALLY buy it!)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z91FW3X

Sacrifice Under the Virgin Moon by [Austin, Alan]

Isn’t is gorgous!? I love it! πŸ˜€

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I got an advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest review. πŸ˜€ And I loved it so much that I’m totally going to buy myself a paperback edition when it’s available. (I LOVE me some physical books!)

So! What did I think of it? I loved it! Seriously, I loved it. I stayed up way too late reading this one. I regret nothing!

πŸ˜€ “Sacrifice Under the Virgin Moon,” tells the story of a village trapped under the thumb of a terrifying monster. A monster that demands the sacrifice of a virgin woman every three months or so. And if they don’t offer them to the monster? Or if the woman lies about being “pure”? Ya’ll better watch out!

Cause scary, violent stuff is totally gonna happen! >:D

The story is awesomely creepy, taking place in an very isolated village surrounded by woods. (reminded me a bit of that scary movie, “The Witch”) Sprinkled in with plenty of sexy fun time scenes with several different characters, this book is so much fun. I liked the different points of view in the book, so we can see whats going on with several different villagers. And I really liked the romance that was in the book too. πŸ˜€ adds something just a tad sweet and fluffy to enjoy with the scary intensity of the rest of the story.

I HIGHLY recommend this book if you like erotica stories and horror stories. Also, if you’ve read and liked Alan Austin’s other stories. πŸ˜€

Thanks for reading my review! πŸ˜€ I’ll try and be back soon with an update on my books and writing! πŸ˜€ ❀ Happy Reading! Love, Lennie!

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The Accident Book Review

I’m back! And I have another review for you! πŸ˜€ Today’s pick:

The Accident: A chilling psychological thriller by [Barelli, Natalie]

If only she’d said no…

Katherine knew she’d had too many drinks, but they were only going a short distance. And as Eve pointed out, it was late, there was no traffic anyway…

Now, Katherine would give anything to turn back the clock. If anyone ever found out about the accident, it would ruin her life. But no one needs to know because Eve was there too, and she’s going to help make it all go away.

Except something’s not quite right with Eve, and by the time Katherine realizes that…

It’s too late.

My thoughts? Awesome? my rating?

4 stars!

review!

I enjoyed the author’s other novel “Missing Molly.” which I got from audible’s daily deals. So when “The accident” came up on sale too, I had to get it as well. πŸ˜€ I love me some audiobooks & cheap ones are always the best! πŸ˜€

I’m glad I did because I really enjoyed this one. πŸ˜€ I’m sure I’ll gather up the rest of the author’s works too.

The accident was super fun to read/listen too. And while I didn’t think Kath was always quite as smart as she claimed to be, the story was addicting to listen to. twisting and turning until it got to a very exciting (and happy) ending. watching the story progress, watching our main gal unravel as she did. the whole thing was just a rollercoaster. and I really liked it.

the narrator? not the best, but she did alright.

If you’re a fan of thrillers, this is a great choice. πŸ˜€

Thanks for reading! Join me tomorrow for a writing update! πŸ˜€ Happy Reading! Love Lennie! ❀

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Fight for the Blue Planet Review

hey! I finished reading a new novel today! the author is in one of my Facebook reading/writing groups. he suggested it to me. so I bought myself a pretty little paperback from Amazon and gave it a try. I love the cover. I needed it on my shelf. here’s the cover:

pretty, yes? πŸ˜€

And the blurb:

Three children go on a quest to save the world from invasion by the Targ, a warlike people from another galaxy, intent on plundering the Earth for its resources. With help from a friendly alien called Shack-Shack they set off on an adventure that will take them across the far reaches of the galaxy on a mission to save their planet from destruction.

what’s my rating? sadly, I’m giving it two stars. It just wasn’t my cup of tea. 😦 here’s my review of it.

2 star read

I don’t think this book was for me. :/ maybe I just wasn’t in the right mood for it? I think kids might really like it. I just wasn’t a huge fan though. I spent most the book wondering things like:

why are these kids so okay with fighting against aliens? Why are they just assuming that Shack-shack and Sim-Sim are telling the truth? And why can the little girl transport whatever she’s touching, but the boy couldn’t turn the explosive device invisible? his clothes could turn invisible. :/ I think that might have been overlooked.

I also just found the characters lacking in any sort of personality or development.

Points for creativeness. I do think that kids would enjoy this. (And I bet this would make a fun animated kids’ movie.) particularly fans of alien and science fiction stories. I just wasn’t a big fan.

😦

but!

just because I wasn’t a huge fan, doesn’t mean other people won’t enjoy it! It has about 20 0r s0 g00d reviews, so it must be a good pick for other readers! πŸ˜€ The Winter holidays are right around the corner. πŸ˜€ this might be a good gift idea if you know any young science fiction fans.

thanks for reading! I’ll be back again soon with another new review. Happy Reading! Love, Lennie! ❀

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NEW Books are LIVE!!!

Hey, readers! It’s here! It’s finally here! I’ve been promising and promising and promising and it’s finally here!!!

She Watches You Sleep is LIVE!!!!

Any thoughts on the cover? I made it myself! πŸ˜€ I even had Drew the woman on the front. lol. I know. It looks like a kid Drew it, but that’s actually what I was aiming for! Read the book if you’d like to know more! πŸ˜€

this project has been a nightmare, trying to finish and edit it and getting the cover right. ugh! took me forever! As you all know. πŸ˜‰ and at this point, I’m not sure how good it is. I feel like I did pretty good and told an interesting story. but readers might say something different. You never know!

But I’m glad I finally finished! I can stop fretting! I can sit back and just look at my Amazon Page and see my new story up and ready for the world to try! ❀ It’s $3.99 and FREE on KU, so please, everyone! Go give it a try!

And! And! Let’s not forget!

Flashes of Fear #2 is LIVE!

It’s here! And I already got some page reads on it and a good rating over on Goodreads.com! I love waking up to New ratings and reviews! πŸ˜€

Here’s the link to it! I haven’t gotten the font fixed to match book one yet, but I’m going to do that right after I finish this post! Shout out to Alan for helping me fix up my font! Looks much better now! πŸ˜€

Anyway! I’m feeling all productive this weekend. Nothing like some ratings and new books dropping to boost a gal’s confidence! I’ll be hard at work getting the rest of my Flashes of Fear ready for submitting. πŸ˜€ I’ve got all the drafts and covers ready to go! I just have to edit and format it. (If there are any writers out there reading this, Reedsy is an absolute life safer for formatting!)

My next project will be more Spooky Shorts! and maybe a couple of novellas. πŸ˜€ Halloween/October time is fast approaching and I am very much looking forward to it! ❀ ❀ ❀ Halloween and Horror stories go hand in hand! ❀

I’ll be back later this evening with another post. A Saturday Spotlight One! πŸ˜€ I just really wanted to share my book news with everyone! πŸ˜€ Happy Reading!

Love Lennie! ❀

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Wednesday writing update

Hello, all my followers! ❀ Time for a writing update! πŸ˜€ First off! My wonderful friend Alan helped me spruce up my covers for Flashes of Fear! Check it out!

Flashes of Fear Volume #1: A Collection of Flash Fiction Horror Stories by [Grace, Lennie]

Is that amazing!? He’s a great dude! I did the skull and the stormy sky part. ❀ mixed some stock images and made a pretty spicy cover, but I’m not to goof at fonts. He fixed it up and TADA! Looks so much better than the basic font I had! He even did covers for All the rest of the volumes, so I am beyond thrilled! ❀ favorite internet friend! ❀ ❀ ❀

And While I’m talking about Flashes of Fear: Volume #2 is up for pre-order! It drops Saturday! ❀ It’s covers not as cool, cause Alan made me new covers after I had set the pre-order. But I’m putting the new cover on just as soon as Amazon will let me!

Remember, I’m doing a new volume every week until halloween!

Here’s the link to Flashes of Fear #2! Pre-order today!

In other news! She Watches You Sleep’s cover is fixed now, so it all should fit properly. I’m making a finally few edits tomorrow then resubmitting it to KPD. See? It’s coming, I promise! It’s taken forever, I know, but I’m working on it, I swear! I hope it’s worth the rate.

And if it’s not? Well, at least I finally got it up!

I’m also working on Tori Elliot’s next release. And I’m working on new covers for most of my books. πŸ˜€ gonna make everything extra awesome! ❀

I’ll be back tomorrow with some reviews! Happy Reading! Love Lennie!

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Reading Update! <3

Hi, everyone! So, I know I usually like today a full review on tuesdays, but I was wiped out today. I worked till midnight at one job and had to stay up so I could go to the other job at 3am. ugh. I spent the rest of the day sleeping, mostly. All though I did work on some cover art. with the help of an amazing frined ❀

So, I only got a bit of reading done today.

I’m still working on Fight for the Blue Planet. So I’ll just give you a fast little update on it before I get back to writing. πŸ˜€ ❀ I’m only a third of the way in, but I’m really liking it so far. It’s cute and fun, so perfect for the middle schoolers is geared towards. And I’m really liking the nifty little powers the kids have.

fun stuff. πŸ˜€ I’ll probably have it finished tomorrow, since I only have to do one job. So, I’ll get a full review up on Goodreads and amazon. πŸ˜€ Be back tomorrow with a longer post and a writing update! ❀

Happy Reading! Love Lennie! ❀

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Book reviews!

Hi guys! Just a fast little post before I head off to back to back shifts at my regular jobs. SIGH! Adulting is hard. but I like having a decenting apartment, interent, and food and book money… so I guess I’ll keep going.

My cat also eats pretty expensive food. ❀ gotta feed my little friend. He’s actually sitting in my lap right now. I hate that I’ll have to move him soon!

Anyway! I read a couple of stories yesterday! Let’s see what I thought of them!

Surviving The Evacuation, Book 0.5: Zombies vs The Living Dead by [Tayell, Frank]

This was great! 5 stars!

! You don’t usually hear about elderly people in zombie books, so I really enjoyed this interesting short story. I loved George as an M.C. And that cover is just so much fun. not that covers are THAT important to the story, but I love me some pretty covers. There’s anew audible version. and since I already have the Kindle version, I can get it for $2. I’ll totally be doing that soon. I like it that much. highly recommended for zombie lovers!

Free Comic Book Day 2014: All Ages #4 (Dark Horse FCBD) by [Baltazar, Art, Lapham, David, Franco, Yang, Gene Luen]

I also read this! found it for free and had to get it. I’m a HUGE Avatar fan. πŸ˜€

4 stars! the art wasn’t so great, but the story was fun and sweet. This was a great little after the series shot, and it really displayed how Sokka grew since season one. :D<3 a must read for Avatar fans! and the other comics in it were fun too.

I also finished two more Alan Austin Books! both get 5 stars! I won’t bombard ya’ll with more pics and reviews of his stuff this week, since I’ve been reading so much of his stuff recently. He’s a new favorite writer of mine, but I know I can’t just review one write! Gotta share the love! Keeps things intersting. All I’ll say is this!

If you like erotica, go read his stuff! you will not be disappointed!

Happy Reading! I’ll be back tomorrow! Love Lennie! ❀

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Author Spotlight & Next Week’s Reading List

Hi, everyone! It’s a new week! I’ve got to work all day, but don’t worry! I’m still going to get stuff done! Sunday’s are pretty slow at my job, so I can read and write and edit, so long as no customers are in there. πŸ˜€ I’ve got a lot to work on, so that will be fun! πŸ˜€

Anyway! I’m sure ya’ll are much more interested in today’s author spotlight. So for that I give you…

William J. Cook!

William Cook is a Connecticut native transplanted to Oregon in 1989. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, where he received his Master’s Degree in Social Work. He spent 37 years as a mental health therapist, and he is now enjoying his retirement with his artist wife.

Gotta love a guy who spent nearly 4 decades help people with mental health issues! πŸ˜€ ❀ And here are a couple of his books! πŸ˜€ these sound super cool!

Seal of Secrets: A Driftwood Mystery (The Driftwood Mysteries Book 1) by [Cook, William]

The sleepy coastal town of Driftwood, Oregon, is about to be awakened by big-city crime.

An ex-convict by the name of Raven is on a rampage.

After killing two convenience store clerks, he kidnaps Kaitlynn, adolescent daughter of Chloe Denhurst. As Chloe works frantically to save her daughter’s life, she discovers that the man she loves shares a terrible secret with the kidnapper.

A twisted web of betrayal, revenge, and murder, leading to a heart-pounding confrontation on the Yaquina Bay Bridge.

Woman in the Waves: A Driftwood Mystery (The Driftwood Mysteries Book 3) by [Cook, William]

In a heartbeat, Professor Peter Bristol’s obsessively-ordered life is turned completely upside down.

During his weekly walk on the beach, he is helpless to prevent a young woman in a bridal gown from being swept out to the sea.

Was she real? Or was she the product of unresolved grief for his late wife?

As he embarks upon a mission to find the answers, he uncovers a plot of murder and deceit at the university where he teaches–a nexus of evil far deeper and darker than anything he could have imagined.

The woman in the waves was only the beginning.

Cool huh? πŸ˜€ These are totally on my ever growing too read list! ❀

You can checkout more of his books and follow him on Goodreads.

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/185050.William_J_Cook

NOW!

What am I reading this week! I’ve been thinking Monday will be short story mondays. you know, to start the week off with a little burst of reading to add to my challenge over on goodreads. πŸ˜€

Let’s see some covers!

Surviving The Evacuation, Book 0.5: Zombies vs The Living Dead by [Tayell, Frank]

picked this one up for free and it looked fun. πŸ˜€ I’ll give it a go. πŸ˜€

might do some others, but haven’t decided yet.

And later this week, I’ll be reading and reviewing:

Fight For The Blue Planet by [Corney, Derek]
Island of Legends (The Unwanteds Book 4) by [McMann, Lisa]

fun reading this week! I’ll be back tomorrow with some short story reviews! Time to go to work now. happy reading! Love Lennie! ❀

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Author Spotlight Saturday! :D

Hello, everyone! It’s saturday, and ya’ll know what that means! Spotlight time! ❀ today’s author is….

S.F. Hill!

πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ author bio time! ❀ she’s from Oklahoma. πŸ˜€ Gal after my own heart! ❀

S. F. Hill, Born in Claremore Oklahoma in 1989, to a mechanic (father) and an accountant (mother). After graduating high school early at the age of 15, she started her own cleaning business, and began working odd and end jobs. As she made her way through college, eventually graduating in with three separate degrees in business management, interior design, and criminal physiology. Loving referred to by those who knew her as a jack-of-all-trades and master of none. Hill spent much her spare time, working on cars with her father, designing and remodeling houses and writing as a hobby. Now at the age of 29 and a mother of three, and at the urging of her children she has shifted her priorities and turning her hobby into something more. By publishing her first novel (Ameekial Abomination), which was self-published in September of this year. Not stopping there Hill is currently working on a sequel to (Abomination) as well as other books.

Even as a young child I was always conjuring up stories and filling them with colorful characters, sharing them with anyone and everyone who would listen. Since then, I’ve progressed quite a bit to formulating longer and more complex stories and sharing them with much larger audiences. As a professional storyteller, I’m adept at using my imaginative thinking and creative flair to bring my stories to life in engaging and entertaining ways.

Now it’s cover and Blurb time! πŸ˜€

Ameekial: Abomination by [Hill, S. F.]

All Ameekial ever wanted was a quiet, ordinary life. Together with her guardian, Honor, Meeka runs Ashford Farms. Under her care, it has become one of the most sought-after horse farms in the area. Few things in life give her more fulfillment than caring for her majestic animals.
Despite that, Meeka knows that something is just not right. There is underlying darkness looming closer and it threatens all she thinks she knows. That darkness manifests when disaster strikes Honor’s best friend. They invite him and his daughter to stay with them. Meeka soon discovers that was her first mistake.
She questions what she once knew for truth. Old secrets resurface and threaten to reveal themselves. Honor begins to understand that all his efforts to protect his little girl may have caused more harm than good and that his task was a failure.
Meeka must come to accept that the world she has known is all but a veil of deception, and the truth may be more than young Meeka can endure. As she will be faced with making the decision of whether to become the savior of the darkness, the messiah of the damned, or allow herself to be judged for what she is, by the light, and accept her fate as the abomination.

Sounds interesting, huh? πŸ˜€ & for only $0.99 for the Kindle copy, it’s heck of a deal! πŸ˜€

If you’d like to learn more about S.F. Hill, you can follow her on facebook, and amazon. πŸ˜€

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100028710132007

https://www.amazon.com/S-F-Hill/e/B07HMD9JZV/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

thanks for reading! Be sure to tune in tomorrow for another Author Spotlight. πŸ˜€ And an update on what I’ll be reading next week. πŸ˜€ Don’t worry. While I am still reading lots of erotica from Alan Austin, I won’t bombard ya’ll with nothing but reviews of his books. πŸ˜‰ I’ll read some other stuff, I promise! πŸ˜€

Happy Reading! Love, Lennie! ❀

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FREE Book Friday! :D

Hello! Hope everyone is doing good and is enjoying some spooky adventures! πŸ˜€ It’s almost October and I am gearing up for some SERIOUS spooky fun. >:D I’m working on scary stories that’ll be released around Halloween. Because nothing is more fun that scary stuff on Halloween! I’ve got stacks of scary stories and novels to read! πŸ˜€ I’ve already got movies and Halloween Specials I want to binge watch. I’ve got plans to by myself MASSIVE amounts of junk food and candy and just have myself a little party with myself and my cat. πŸ˜€ lol. I don’t have a lot of friends outside of work, so I don’t really have any bigger plans than that. But hey, nothing wrong with having fun by myself, right? πŸ˜‰

Also, October is “prep-ober” to get ready for National Novel Writing Month in november. So, I’ll be doing LOTS of prep for that. I might not do one whole novel over the month, since I already write and publish pretty fast. but I WILL see just how much I can get done in November. πŸ˜€ Maybe I’ll write 3 novels. lol. could you imagine? 150,000 words in a month! Anyone think I can do it?

Anyway! I’m sure y’all are much more interested in what’s FREE this week than my plans for October and Novemeber. So! What’s FREE today?

It’s…

The Shadow in the Swing!

πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ YAY! ❀ ❀ ❀ it’s only free for a couple more days though, so make sure and get a copy fast!

I’d also like to share the cover of my latest literary creation: Flashes of Fear #1!

It’s not free to everyone right now, but it IS FREE for KU readers! Read away everyone! please? πŸ˜€ I could use the page reads! πŸ˜€ Or a sale! Like most my others, it’s only $0.99! And 8 tiny stories for only $0.99, I’d call that a deal! πŸ˜€ ❀

Join me tomorrow for a new Saturday Author Spotlight! ❀ Happy Reading Everyone! Love, Lennie! ❀

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Thursday Book Review!

Hi, readers, fans, and blog followers! πŸ˜€ How ya’ll doing? πŸ˜€ I’m good! Finished reading a new story today! It was awesome sauce! πŸ˜€

I’m All Alone and It’s Getting Dark

I picked up my e-book copy for free during an promotion, but you can grab it for only $0.99! Please, spend a dollar! Support Authors! Have a creepy adventure!

Blurb!

A suspenseful thriller that will give you chills.

The sun is setting, leaving you in the dark. You’re home alone and the babysitter is missing. Shadows claw and grab at you at every turn, but there’s more than just shadows in the house.

Sounds good, huh? And it was!

πŸ˜€ I give it 4 stars!

the writing is amazing, and it really feels like it was told from the point of view of a little kid. the way the writer discribed the shadows and monsters was truly creepy, And it was great! also, take a moment and enjoy that cover! So awesome! ❀ I can’t say too much more without getting spoilery, but I loved it! So if ya’ll like short horror stories as much as I do, I highly recommend this one!

join me again tomorrow for a FREE book Friday! πŸ˜€

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Wednesday writing update!

Hey, readers and followers! πŸ˜€ I had a busy day today. I did some reading, got a few sales and page reads on Amazon, did some writing, did some outlining, made a cover, and submitted a new book to Amazon. πŸ˜€ It’s currently publishing. πŸ˜€ Should be ready to read/buy by tomorrow. πŸ˜€ I’m feeling very productive today!

So, remember how I was talking about some more flash fiction stories? That’s what I worked onto day. πŸ˜€ I have a big collect of hand-written I’ve been working. So I spent the day typing some of them out on the computer, fixing them up where they needed fleshing out, and trying to get out all the typos. I don’t get all of them out of every single thing I write and publish but I do my best. πŸ˜€

I’m feeling really good today. πŸ˜€ 3,000 words worth of flash fiction typed out, edited, and submitted to Amazon. With a pretty nifty cover that I made all by myself! I think I’m getting better at covers! And all the outlines set up for the rest of the flashes of fear ready to go. πŸ˜€ All I’ll need to do is get them typed up, and it shouldn’t take too long. πŸ˜€

Flashes of Fear is set to release a new volume every week up until Halloween. Where I will release the Complete Collection edition. In both ebook and paperback. πŸ˜€ With some Exclusive content. ;D hoping people will buy it/ KU for the exclusive stuff. remember, I have a kitten to support.

Anyway, I’m really excited for the flash fiction collections. I know I’ve said it before, but I totally ADORE writing flash fiction. there’s something so weirdly powerful about something that can creepy you out in less than a thousand words. I was actually working on one of my stories called “The Corpse in the Mirrors” at work today. (I’m allowed to write and read and play candy crush at one of my jobs so long as no customers are in the store) And I got so into my own imagined little world that I gave myself goosebumps! literally! the phone Rang and I jumped.

I’m a horror writer and I gave myself the creeps. I’ll say that’s pretty good! πŸ˜€

Plus I can work on other stories, since I’ll already have over a months worth of stuff ready to go. πŸ˜€ She Watches You Sleep is coming! I swear!

but I have lots of other stuff planned too. πŸ˜€ Like more Spooky Shorts, Spirit Finders, and finishing the haunted bridge trilogy! πŸ˜€ plus, my other pen name, Tori Elliot, has lots of stuff that needs finished too. ;D

Hope you all are excited for new releases as I am! I’ll be back tomorrow with another book review! something scary, I promise! Happy Reading! Love Lennie! ❀

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Review of The Creature & Daddy Volume 5!

hi, everyone! just a fast little blog update before I hit the hay! πŸ˜€ I worked all day then went to the gym and did two miles on the treadmill. So I am wiped out! I did manage to finish two stories though before bed. So I’m doing just a quick little “What did I think” of them here before bed. My Amazon/Goodreads review for Daddy will be longer & I’ll be posting those first thing in the morning. πŸ˜€

So! The Creature! What did I think of it? πŸ˜€ 3 stars!

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This was an interesting read. πŸ™‚ short and simple and very creepy. I love the ending. Good pick for horror fans looking for a super quick read. πŸ˜€ I hope the author writes more. I’d love to see what happens to the family. πŸ˜€

It was only six pages or so. So totally a short story. πŸ˜€

& Daddy! πŸ˜€

Becoming My Daddy: Settling In (Book 5)

MMMMM me love this series! πŸ˜€ 4 stars for this one! πŸ˜€ I’ll share more of my thoughts over on Amazon and Goodreads in the morning. but this one was GREAT! A must read if you’re an erotica fan! πŸ˜€

happy reading! I’ll post more tomorrow! Love, lennie! ❀

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Review of Becoming My Daddy #4!

Hey! I’m back with a book review today! πŸ˜€ Ya’ll are probably sick to death of me sharing about all these erotica stories, lol. But I’m loving theme so much, I just have to keep sharing. πŸ˜€ ❀ and I think this volume was my favorite!

5 stars!

Here’s the cover! mmm. love this cover.

Becoming My Daddy: A Taste of Things To Come (Book 4) by [Austin, Alan]

I bought a paperback copy of the whole series, & it looks very nice. I had to rearrange all my books, so I could make an official erotica section in my library. But I’ve only got two books in that section so far. Compared to the romance/contemporary fiction section it’s sitting next to, it’s looking a little sad. lol. Guess I’ll just have to buy some more! πŸ˜€ I don’t mind! Alan’s got me as a repeat customer! & I’m sure I’ll eventually find some more erotica authors I like for my new section. πŸ˜€ Until then? I’m just going to slowly add Alan’s books!

Review time! Here’s what I shared over on Goodreads!

Oh. My. God.

❀ I absolutely adored this! ❀

πŸ˜€ Seriously, I never read much erotica before Alan Austin’s works. (except for a bit of fanfiction here and there, but we won’t talk about that embarrassing little hobby.;D!) Alan’s totally changed my mind! I’m a fan!

Not only have I been reading and enjoying “the Daddy” series, but I’ve also bought the first in one of his other series, and I can’t wait to start reading that one. πŸ˜€ I’ve even started reading a few other erotica titles I’ve found sprinkled around Amazon for free. I’ve enjoyed a couple, but so far, Alan’s works have been my favorite.

And this volume? XD not only, was this sexy and spicy, but I found this particular installment in the series to be surprisingly sweet and adorable.

and I do SO love sweet and adorable things. ❀ I mean, we got to see a different side to Mr. Edwards, which I loved. We got to see plenty of reassurances for Olivia that she’s very much on board with the situation. & they all slept in bed together. which I thought was particularly sweet.

Don’t worry! it wasn’t just fluffy! there was still plenty of sexy fun time to be had. πŸ˜€ I loved the scene at the restaurant. He’s just so darned casual as he sits there, & it was quite nice. πŸ˜‰ the kitchen scene was very well done. πŸ˜€

I’m starting #5 tonight! πŸ˜€ ❀ So happy! I love how short each volume is too. πŸ˜€ I can easily read one in one setting and go “YAY! I finished a book!” Nothing beats that accomplished readers feeling!

I’ll be back tomorrow with a new review or two. πŸ˜€ It’ll probably be volume 5 of “Daddy” and a scary short. I found and interesting one the other day that I’m really excited to try!

here’s the link to the book over on Amazon. (and the cover again. because it’s sexy and pretty and I love it) πŸ˜€ ❀ be sure to give Alan’s stuff a try! πŸ˜€ Happy Reading!

Love, Lennie! ❀

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My Unintended Posting Break

Hello, my dear readers, blog followers, and fans. (Can I call ya’ll fans? I sure hope so!) no spotlight for you today, but I’ll have some for you this weekend! I promise!

So, obvious, it’s been a bit since I posted. 😦 I’m sorry about that! I had a crazy past few days/week.)

First off, my plans to FINALLY publish She Watches You Sleep fell through. ugh. I uploaded it to Amazon and everything, but it found some major typos and something went wrong with the cover, so that’s on hold once again until I can get the problem fixed. hoping to get the updated version out this week. lol. I know, I know. you’ve heard it all before, right? πŸ˜‰

then, I had some days off I was planning on using for writing, but I made a last minute decision to go visit my mom and sister, so I got absolutely nothing done for about 3 days. I got to visit my family though, so that was nice. πŸ˜€

except for the flat tire. that was NOT nice. ugh. I was like a mile from home when a cop pulled me over to check on me. I thought my tire had just gone flat about a mile and a half from my mom’s house. thought I could make it home. nope! Not just flat. it was completely and totally shredded. like, nothing but the rim and rubber left.

glad he stopped me! he helped me put my little donut tire on so I could get home ok. then the crazy thing was this. he had a flat tire too! XD things aren’t so bad if it happens to someone else too. XD his wasn’t nearly as messed up as my tire, but it still amused me.

anyway, I got a new tire ordered, but the shop got it in later than I expected and I had to wait an extra day before going home. and it was just a stressful few days. my cat had fun though. πŸ˜€ he got to see his doggy and kitty siblings over at Mom’s house. (he’s surprisingly good at car rides!)

Writing Update time!

It’s a new week! I got back home safe to my computer and internet and schedule (love me some routine!) am couple of days ago. but I’m just now getting back in the swing of things. πŸ˜€ ❀

I’m trying to get back on my planned weekly publishing schedule and daily blog posting. because, obviously, that’s been going so well. lol. :’D I’m going to make it so! I’ve got Grand plans to this stuff, let me tell you! πŸ˜€ I’m back, and damn it all, I’m coming back with a vengence!

obviuosly, I’ll be fixing the cover and typos for she watches you sleep and getting that out. but I have some more important news! πŸ˜€

this morning, I finished up my rough draft of a new flash fiction collection! ❀ πŸ˜€ I’ve been trying to write one or two (sometimes 3) everyday for the past couple of months. I haven’t gotten everyday, of course. My trip to my mom’s saw almost no writing at all. (does 700 words in a fanfiction count? not really? okay. <3) but I finally finished those and have enough to make several little volumes. πŸ˜€

6 to be exact! I had so much fun writing Tiny Terrors, and it sells pretty well. πŸ˜€ I’ve done several a month since publishing. πŸ˜€ ❀ So I decided to do more flash fiction collections! I liked writing them, and people seem to want to buy them. So I might as well give readers what they want right? I read somewhere that writing to the market is a good thing, so long as you’re still writing what you love.

and I really do love flash fiction. πŸ˜€

I’m pretty proud of my little collections too. they really are fun to write. πŸ˜€ Now all they need is a bit of editing work and some covers and I’ll be golden.

These will be called Flashes of Fear, and I’ll be releasing little volumes weekly until Halloween. πŸ˜€ that’s went I’ll release a complete series set. all the volumes in one big book! available in e-book and paperback. gotta have a paperback, because I freaking LOVE paperback books! I’m really excited for it, since I’ll be putting some exclusive content into the bind-up! πŸ˜€ I’m hoping that maybe that’ll get people to buy it lol. πŸ˜€

I’m super excited to share the news flash fiction pieces with everyone. Not only are these uber short stories one of my favorite things to write, but they should also help with me with my publishing out up. πŸ˜€

obviously, a weekly release goal isn’t easy. my plans to do so clearly haven’t planned out like I want them too. But! I’m hoping with over a month’s worth of stuff almost ready to go, I can keep chugging away on my writing. ❀ This way, I’ll have more time to focus one some new stuff while still releasing once a week. πŸ˜€ Does that make sense? πŸ˜€ lol. It does to me. πŸ˜€ (guess I’ll be getting a rather impressive backlog of works for people to read.)

I figure the weekly Publishing schedule might be less stressful if I can make sure and have several weeks worth of stuff already read to go. πŸ˜€ that way, if something happens, like a mess up with a cover, or a flat tire that keeps me away from my beloved internet and writing schedule, I’ll have time to fix it, because I’ll already have stuff ready to publish. πŸ˜€

it’s a good plan, right? ’cause let’s face it. life is messy and shift happens. πŸ˜€

So what’s next after she watches you sleep and Flashes of fear? πŸ˜€ well. I’m going to focus on finishing my spooky shorts series, then my haunted bridge trilogy. Then I’ll finally be finishing up The Spirit Finders series. YAY! With a few other stand alone novella and novelette sprinkled in for good measure. πŸ˜€

Maybe I’ll do some Christmas themed horror stories around the holidays. πŸ˜€ that’d be fun. πŸ˜€ my first two short stories were christmasy after all.

anyway, thanks for listening me ramble. πŸ˜€ ❀ hope you liked it. and I hope you’re glad I’m back. I know I am! πŸ˜€ ❀ I’ll be back tomorrow with a book/story review. πŸ˜€ Not sure what it will be over yet, but it’ll be something interesting!

Happy Reading! Love, Lennie! ❀

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Free Book Friday and Cover Reveal!

Hi, followers! Look! I’m back! Sorry for being MIA, works been nuts! But! I do have a special treat for you! A FREE book! The Broken Hearted Bride is FREE today on Amazon, so grab a free copy while you can! πŸ˜€ And hey! Maybe leave an honest review? πŸ˜€

here’s the link!

And I know ya’ll have been waiting and waiting and WAITING!

But it really IS nearly complete. It’s in it’s final editing stages, I swear! And, I have a cover for you! The image, I’ve but here isn’t the greatest quality, but it’s here! So!

COVER REVEAL TIME!

Not to shabby, huh? lol. I did it myself. πŸ˜€ I really am hoping to have it out this weekend. I hope it’ll be worth the wait! πŸ˜€ Love ya’ll! I’ll be back tomorrow with an indie author spotlight! πŸ˜€

Happy Reading! Love Lennie!

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Spotlight Sunday! <3 & FREE BOOK Notice!

Hi, everyone! I haven’t gotten any likes for a few days. Sad face! 😦 It’s okay though! I know people are still reading though, since I’m still getting views. lol, I just miss all those neat little emails, telling me that someone liked my thing! πŸ˜€

Don’t worry, it’s not that big a deal! Now! On to the fun part! πŸ˜€ Today’s Spotlight is….

MARK Lusardi

πŸ˜€ I stumbled on a post of his in a Facebook group. His book is FREE September 1st-5th! I never turn down a free book, or a chance to help out and indie writer. πŸ˜€ So, I grabbed a free copy. I’ll read it soon! & his post looked like he was feeling a bit discouraged with his writing journey, so I figured a Spotlight Post might cheer him up! πŸ˜€

Hope you like it, sweetie! πŸ˜€ ❀

Now! Let’s check out is Author’so Bio!

I live in Drefach in South Wales. In my life I have been a university lecturer, an inventor and a record producer, operating out of my various recording studios (all called Mark Angelo Recording Studios). When I am not writing books am a regular contributor to the ‘Quora’ website where I answer physics, astronomy and general science questions.

Also see: http://www.scentistsonacid.com

He does Quora?!:D ❀ Love that place! I’m constantly browsing it for interesting topics, so that is Uber fun!

Now! I’m sure ya’ll are interested in his book? Cover and Blurb time!

ADRIANA: REALITY ONE (BOOK Book 1) by [Lusardi, MARK, Lusardi, Mark]

When an autistic child accidentally kills her twin, the balance of her mind is disturbed and she is institutionalised. As her late teens approach she is guided back towards β€˜the normal world’ by her psychiatrist, but as he delves deeper, he discovers that her mind is very far from ‘normal’ and far stranger than he could ever have imagined. Neither human nor alien she is something this world has never seen before and after a number of incredible journeys, the true nature of her reality is finally revealed.
‘Not for the faint-hearted. Rips out your soul and it says look at me! Breaks all the rules and happily marches into territory where no other author would ever dare to tread.’ Dr C Jones
Web Site: http://www.lusardibooks.com/

Dang! This sounds fun! πŸ˜€ Can’t wait to read it! πŸ˜€ And it’s FREE, so all my followers, let’s all get a free copy and support an indie writer!

Sorry if there are any typos! I got a new kitten and he keeps walking across the keyboard when I’m trying to work, lol. Happy Reading! Love, Lennie! ❀

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Saturday Spotlight

πŸ˜€ hi, ya’ll! πŸ˜€ New Author Spotlight for you! πŸ˜€ Just a quick one, so I can get back to working on She Watches You Sleep. (Hoping to get it submitting to Amazon by Sunday evening!)

today’s writer is…

Lynn Nodima

here’s an Author bio! πŸ˜€

Lynn Nodima learned to love telling stories from her tall-tale telling grandfather, her story-spinning father, and her mother’s round-robin storytelling games. Spinning yarns is in her blood, and she happily continues the family tradition. 

The main difference is that Lynn writes her stories down to share with people she will never meet. Lynn writes clean urban fantasy, contemporary romantic suspense, paranormal romances/adventures, fantasy, and science fiction.

And some cover pictures!

Holiday Rescue: A Clean Billionaire Romance (The Billionaire Brothers Book 1) by [Nodima, Lynn]

I like how this series sounds! here’s the blurb!

Grant, a billionaire CEO and former SEAL, travels to Austin to purchase the company that will make his newest invention possible. Kidnapping is the last thing on his mind.Β But even a former Seal can’t fight a tranquilizer gun. Grant never expects his escape to lead him to the one woman he could learn to love. Nor did he expect to put her in danger.

Wolf's Man: Texas Ranch Wolf Pack (Texas Ranch Wolf Pack Series Book 1) by [Nodima, Lynn]

Of all the cars in San Antonio, wolf shifter Janelle jumped into a cop’s car.

Desperate to get away from the panther shifters hunting her, Janelle jumps into a stranger’s car. Now, he wants answers. Answers she’s forbidden to give him. Nate, a detective and a former Marine, is stunned when a gorgeous, green-eyed woman attempts to car-jack him. The two men chasing her are carrying, so he gets her away from them, but he wants answers. Is he ready for the truth? Not only must he protect them both from creatures he never knew existed. But things are not as they seem. Nate has a secret even he doesn’t know. A secret that throws them both into more danger. His old life is gone. Can he survive his new one?
Wolf’s Man is book 1 of a clean serial paranormal/romance/suspense story. Lynn strives to make sure there is a HEA for each book, and that the story is not a cliffhanger. The overarching plot culminates in book 12.

Fun looking stuff. These two are actually getting added to my ever growing to read list. Someday I’ll read everything I want to! πŸ˜€

you can check out more of her books over on Amazon. here’s the link!

https://www.amazon.com/Lynn-Nodima/e/B073MR8XT1/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

happy reading! I’ll be back with another Spotlight tomorrow! πŸ˜€

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FREE Book Friday!

And A Review of Hotel Z!

Hi, readers! πŸ˜€ I’ve had a very productive few days! πŸ˜€ I got so much done! πŸ˜€ And my latest story, The Monster, is currently FREE on Amazon for the long Labor Day weekend. πŸ˜€ that’s today through Monday, so make sure and grab a free copy!

And pretty please! Leave a review of it on Amazon and Goodreads when you finish it! πŸ˜€ I love seeing that I got a new review! Anyway! Here’s a link to it over on Amazon!

Now! I just finished reading another short story today! πŸ˜€ I read so many. They’re just so fun and easy to read. Today’s pick was:

Hotel Z by A.C. Hutchison 4 stars! πŸ˜€

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I love to cover to this. πŸ˜€ And I very much enjoyed Hutchinson’s other short story, Be Careful What You Wish For. I just had to give this a try. πŸ˜€ I wasn’t disappointed it! This has got to be one of my favorite zombie reads in a while. Well written, creepy, VERY messed up. A little sad. A great ending. This was awesome! And one of the most original takes on the genre I’ve ever seen. πŸ˜€

It’s not a zombie survival story, but the Tale of a society learning to use the zombies for their own messed up needs and making a profit. A society that’s gotten a little to… Shall we say comfortable with the zombies.

God, this was some awesome fun reading! Just 18 pages, so a nice fast read. And well worth the investment. πŸ˜€ Highly recommended to fans of horror, zombies, and short stories. I know I’m a fan! ;D

Join me again tomorrow for a Spotlight Saturday. πŸ˜€ We’ll be checking out another indie author’s bio and books. Not sure who it will be yet, but I’m sure it will be fun. πŸ˜€

Also! While ya’ll are over on Amazon, be sure to check out Pumpkin Spice Kisses by Tori Elliot. It’s my first ever romance story under a new pen name. Do you like it? I loved the name, so it became my pen name for Romance. πŸ˜€ Pumpkin Spice Kisses is a sweet and clean romance short story. about 11,300-words. Just a nice and cute little story. I’m not sure how good it is. It’s my first step into a new genre. (And it’s self edited. still have like no money! lol) It’s a genre I love, but not one I’ve tried writing in before. It’s such a big step away from my blood and guts I do as Lennie Grace. πŸ˜€ But still. I had so much fun writing it. So I hope others will enjoy reading it. πŸ˜€ here’s the link to it. Give it a try and leave a review, telling me what you think! ❀ be honest, but nice! even if you don’t like it.

See ya’ll tomorrow! Happy Reading! Love Lennie! ❀

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Review of Becoming My Daddy: He Makes the Rules

Hey ya’ll quick review before I go to sleep! Don’t worry, I’ll review Hotel Z tomorrow!

Becoming My Daddy: He Makes the Rules by [Austin, Alan]

Check it out, everyone! Alan made new covers for his stories! Isn’t this beautiful? I love it! ❀ Where’s my Erotica fans at? Cause this series is a great pick for ya’ll! πŸ˜€ I don’t read much erotica, but Alan Austin is changing that! Very invested in this series now! πŸ˜€

I loved book 1! But what did I think of this book!

Official rating is…

3.5 stars!

but stupid Amazon and goodreads won’t let me do half stars, so I gave it a nice average 3 on both of those. that doesn’t mean it was bad! I liked it! I really did! πŸ˜€ Writing is really good and the details for the little interactions between Mr. Edward and Abby are great.

but that water park part? Boring! I wanted more Mr. Edwards and Abby! Anyway, here’s the review I left over on Goodreads/Amazon:

My office rating is 3.5 I wish Amazon and Goodreads had an option for half stars! 

I really enjoyed this second installment of the becoming my daddy series. The begging part was fun. & I loved the ending part where Abby babysat again. 

I found the water park part SUPER boring though. I wanted more interaction with Abby & Mr. Edwards. Not a bunch of giggling 18 year olds goofing off at the park. :/ 

But other than that, I liked it. I look forward to reading volume 3! πŸ™‚

So, not my most elegant review, that one. But it is getting Late where I am. past my bed time, lol. And I typed it out on my dying phone, so it was a bit rushed. but it’s all true. πŸ˜€ I’m back on my laptop now, so my blog post’s a bit longer, lol.

Again, not my favorite installment in the series, but fun! I am totally invested in it now! I’ll be buying volume 3 super soon! So, be ready for a review of that. (Just be ready for a whole bunch of erotica reviews!

πŸ˜€ Anyway, join me tomorrow for a FREE BOOK FRIDAY and a review of Hotel Z. πŸ˜€ And an update on that pen name I’ve been talking about it. πŸ˜€

Be sure to go check out his Amazon page and pick up a couple of his books to try! I highly recommend this series, but his parody short is great too! (I’ll do a review of that one soon!)

link to his amazon!

https://www.amazon.com/Alan-Austin/e/B07V8BQ1HG/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

❀ Happy Reading, my friends! And Keep Writing, Alan! I like you’re stuff!

Love Lennie! ❀

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Writing Update!

hey, everyone! Just a quick post before I get some sleep. I have a long day tomorrow, so I’m hitting the hay early. πŸ˜€ Writing is going well. πŸ˜€ I’ve gotten tons done the last few days. πŸ˜€ I’ve been working on my first story that will be under a new pen name. It’s turned out twice as long as I thought. I was hoping for around 5,000 but it’s up to just over 10,000 and I have one final chapter to finish. then it’s editing time. that shouldn’t take too long with this one. I’m actually really pleased with how it’s turned out, so I think I just need to check for grammatical and spelling errors.

you know, as best I can with my limited editing budget. πŸ˜€

I’m also super close to finishing She Watches You sleep. I know, I know! I’ve been saying it forever. lol. This times true! I swear. Anyway, I have Friday off, so I’m devoting it entirely to writing/submitting things to Amazon. Should have it up super soon!

bear with me, ya’ll trying to juggle family, two jobs, writing, and blogging is hard work! πŸ˜€ I’m getting better though!

In other news, I’ve found some great photos on a stock photo website, and stuff for new covers, so I’m really looking forward to working with those. πŸ˜€ & it’s almost Halloween time! All the stores are going to fill up with Halloween decor, perfect for cover photo props.

ya’ll don’t know how tempting it’s been at work lately! lol. one of my jobs is a stocker at dollar tree. Which I love. I can listen to audiobooks and I get to see all the cool new stuff first! We’re nearly done setting up my store’s seasonal section with Halloween stuff. it’s so tempting to buy stuff! But I’m broke. not really, but I got to save money for rent! Can’t be spending bill money on books and writing stuff.

but believe me, it’s tempting as heck.

Anyway! I should have some really cool new stuff coming out soon, and I’m really excited to share it with everyone! πŸ˜€ Join me again toMorrow for a less rambling post. πŸ˜€ I’ll be reviewing a couple of short stories! πŸ˜€

Happy reading! Love, Lennie! ❀

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Tuesday Review!

A Slave’s Heart by Mahogany SilverRain

Hi, My readers! πŸ˜€ hope everyone is having some super fun bookish adventures. πŸ˜€ I have the day off from my two real jobs (writing is a job too, I just don’t get enough $ to do it full time. Some day!) So, I’ve been working on my writing, sharing some links on Facebook (basically the only Promotion I can afford right now), and now I’m doing so blogging.

lol. clearly, right?

Anyway! I took a break and read one of this week’s short stories selections. I picked A Slave’s heart, because It sounded really fun, and it was short. I love me some shorts. πŸ˜€

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Captain William James is a private slave trader from Britain. He has transported many Africans from the West African coastline to work in the sugar plantations of Barbados and Jamaica. He meets Sirene, a West African priestess of Oshun whose drum walk (dance) calls to him one cool summer night. He is enchanted by her beauty and strength as he watches her dance, but can she capture his heart and free his mind of ignorance and prejudice against her people?Β 

my rating? 3.5 stars! here’s my rating. πŸ˜€ I also shared a quick little review of it over on my Goodreads page. πŸ˜€

πŸ˜€ I liked the story. It was good! Well written and interesting. πŸ˜€Β The details for the clothing were really nice. And the waterfall scene were great! ❀

I just wish it had been longer! It was really good as it was, don’t get me wrong. I just would have loved more time to get to know the characters, setting, and culture. And I’d have loved to have seen more conflict, to have seen our two lovers grow closer over time.Β 

Still, it was fun! πŸ˜€ I definitely recommend it if you like short stories and historical and interracial romance stories. πŸ˜€

If Ms. SilverRain ever decided to do a longer, more detailed version of this, I would SO be down for it! hint, hint! ❀ it’d make SUCH a great novel! especially if there was a paperback version of it. I adore physical books! ❀

Thanks for reading guys! be sure to check this one out if your a romance fan. I am! (funny considering how messed up some of my own writing is. Lol. I love the screaming Disturbed my sister/editor so bad, she refused to go into a pet store with me. lol.)

Be sure and join me tomorrow for a writing update post! πŸ˜€ Happy Reading, everyone! Love, Lennie! ❀

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Weekly Reading & Writing Update!

I’m back with another blog post for Sunday! ❀ Don’t worry. It won’t be too long, I’ve got to go to one of my day jobs soon. BOO! I want to write full time!

Anyway! I just released and brand new story! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ I’m very excited for it. but I didn’t have the $ to professionally edit this one, so if you see a mistakes in it, let me know and I’ll get around to fixing it sooner or later. lol. I need like a whole week off work so I can go through all my stories for typos.

Cover time! it’s also a link to amazon, if you wanna download a copy! ❀

I know it’s not She Watches You Sleep, but I really wanted to get a story out to get back on my weekly release schedule! She Watches You Sleep is coming soon, I swear!

anyway! Who wants to see a few of the stories I plan on reading/finishing this week!

here’s some of the covers!

Becoming My Daddy: He Makes the Rules by [Austin, Alan]
Hotel Z: A Short Story by [Hutchinson, A.C.]
A SLAVE'S HEART by [SilverRain, Mahogany]

those are my short stories I’ll be working on. πŸ˜€ I’m also hoping to King of Scars I’m listening to it on audible.

King of Scars (King of Scars Duology Book 1) by [Bardugo, Leigh]

If I finish any other stories, I’ll review them, too. But for now, I’m going to focus on these 4. Someday I’ll read all the books I own! Someday!

lol. Join me tomorrow for a book review! Which one will it be? πŸ˜€ IDK. you’ll just have to wait and see.

Happy Reading, my friends! Love, Lennie! ❀

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Sunday Spotlight!

Hi, everyone! It’s Sunday, and you know what that means! πŸ˜€ A new Indie Author Spotlight! πŸ˜€ I really like doing these, so I hope everyone enjoys reading them! πŸ˜€

Today’s author has one of the most interesting Pen Names I’ve heard in a while. Which is awesome! Since it really grabs your attention! πŸ˜€

today’s spotlight featured writer is…

Mahogany SilverRain

She writes stories with multicultural characters, interracial romances, and paranormal romances. ❀ ❀ ❀ love me some romance especially with some bits of paranormal thrown in. (Is it embarrassing to admit that I actually like twilight? lol)

And I love her Pen Name! Just LOVE it! Sounds like something from a fantasy novel, and I do so love me some fantasy novels! Who wants to see an Author bio? πŸ˜€

Mahogany was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and has been writing for most of her life, everything from poetry to stories for children. In 2007, she published her first children’s book MY RAINBOW FAMILY, under the pen name of K.R. Vance. 

As a woman of mixed heritage which includes Haitian, Creole and Choctaw Native American, she blends multicultural characters into her stories. She was inspired to write interracial romance due to her own interracial marriage to her husband who is Dutch and Italian. She began writing in the romance genre in 2008 and is an avid reader of Laurell K. Hamilton, Ann Rice, Rae Lori, D. Renee Bagby, J.K. Rowling, and Charlaine Harris.

She currently lives with her husband and two of their six children, including the family’s pets of three sassy cats and one silly, but lovable German Shepard in Warner Robins, GA.

YAY! ❀ I automatically like anyone who likes J.k. Rowling, cause I’m a Harry Potter fan myself. (I have four different sets of the books & plan on buying more.) & Six kids!? Impressed! I can barely remember to water the plants on my porch. lol.

So! I bet ya’ll are wondering about some cover pics? ;D My favorite part of my spotlight feature, because book covers are art, I tell you!

A SLAVE'S HEART by [SilverRain, Mahogany]

A short historical romance story.
Captain William James is a private slave trader from Britain. He has transported many Africans from the West African coastline to work in the sugar plantations of Barbados and Jamaica. That is until he meets Sirene, a West African priestess whose drum walk (dance) calls to him one cool summer night. He is enchanted by her beauty and strength as he watches her dance, but can she capture his heart and free his mind of ignorance and prejudice against her people?

This one was FREE, and it sounded cool, so I downloaded it. πŸ˜€ Love me some free stories.

SAKE AND PUMPKIN PIE by [SilverRain, Mahogany]

And I just had to share this cover, because this model is beautiful. Lol. Want to go get some coffee, pretty book cover lady? ❀ also, the story sounds super sweet!

blurb: A short but sweet paranormal holiday story… (Revised 2019)

Myra has put all her passion into being a bio engineer after being betrayed by love. Thanksgiving holiday is a time of renewal and healing for her, the ties of family are strong and nurturing. When her brother invites a friend from Japan to spend the holiday with them, Myra is astonished to learn they share the same career and an instantaneous attraction. As she fights to resist this handsome stranger’s allure, he determines she may be the woman destined for him. If so, he will be forced to share his secrets and gain her trust.

and last cover! Shapershifter story time!

WINTER'S KISS by [SilverRain, Mahogany]

A shapeshifter on the run meets a beautiful park ranger. Sparks fly between them, but will he be able to trust her with his secret and his heart?

Joseph Blackhorse doesn’t trust humans. He and his tribe of animal shape shifting shamans are known as “The Shadow People” among the Crow and Arapaho tribes. They are hunted by the government who seek to use their power and magic for it’s military. Unable to hide any longer among the Crow tribe in Montana, they seek a new home in Wyoming. Joseph’s family wants him to choose a mate so that the bloodline can continue, but he has yet to find anyone among their tribe. When the worst blizzard Wyoming has seen in years hits, the family take refuge inside a national park. They encounter Kendra Jones, a park ranger on duty and she discovers their secret. Joseph likes Kendra, but he can trust her with his heart to keep his family secret?

Sounds fun! It’s only 38 pages, but it comes in a tiny paperback form! ❀ ❀ I love tiny paperbacks! (clearly, since so many of my own books are tiny paperbacks. lol)

she has paperbacks, ebooks, and one audiobooks out, so a bit of something for every kind of reader!

you can follower her over on Amazon and Facebook. And be sure to check out her books! Download a free one and give it a try! And don’t forget to leave an honest review! πŸ˜€ us authors can always use a review.

here’s links!

https://www.facebook.com/mahoganysilvr/

https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B002Z3270Q?_encoding=UTF8&node=1240885011&offset=0&pageSize=12&searchAlias=stripbooks&sort=author-pages-popularity-rank&page=1&langFilter=default#formatSelectorHeader

Join me later for a post about my weekly reading list and a brand new story released today! πŸ˜€ Happy Reading everyone! Hope you liked this post! πŸ˜€

Love, Lennie!

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Saturday Spotlight!

Hi, my dear readers and blog followers! I’ve had a productive day! πŸ˜€ I got some writing done, submitted a new short to amazon, and now I’ve got today’s post. yay! Just a short one, because I have to get up super early for work tomorrow, but I hope you enjoy it anyway~

So! Today is Satuday! Time to feature a new writer! ❀ today’s pick is…

Derek Corney!

Author of…

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Let’s all just sit here and admire that pretty cover. seriously. I’m in love with the cover. πŸ˜€ He’s only gother one book so far, but after reading several of the review’s he’s gotten on goodreads and amazon, I’m thinking it must be a pretty impressive book. πŸ˜€ And that cover! I need that cover on my science fiction shelf. it’s sadly lacking in pretty covers with aliens on them.

Who wants the blurb?!

Three young heroes and an epic battle to save our planet!

Three children go on a quest to save the world from invasion by the Targ, a warlike people from another galaxy, intent on plundering the Earth for its resources. With help from a friendly alien called Shack-Shack they set off on an adventure that will take them across the far reaches of the galaxy on a mission to save their planet from destruction.

“A strong debut with a clutch of superb characters, Fight for the Blue Planet bodes well for future releases from Corney and is highly recommended.”- Book Viral

Sounds like so awesome middle grade space adventure fun times right there! πŸ˜€ I’m getting a paperback copy as soon as I get some extra money, so I’ll be reviewing this one really soon. πŸ˜€ I finished listening to an audible drama version of Alien: Out of the Shadows a couple weeks ago and It was great. So I could totally do with some more science fiction fun.

Also! An Author bio! πŸ˜€

Derek Corney was born in London but brought up in Hartlepool. One of four brothers he enjoyed reading from an early age. The notion of writing didn’t occur to him until much later whilst travelling the world, working as an oilfield engineer. Visiting and working in places such as North and South America, the Middle and Far East, Pakistan and India gave him the opportunity to observe how man is exploiting the Earth’s natural resources and was a great incentive when writing his novel. The idea of wrapping it up in a children’s novel came from his children and their concern for the environment.

And some links! here’s his website: https://www.derekcorney-fightfortheblueplanet.uk/ And his Amazon page! https://www.amazon.com/Derek-Corney/e/B07QYP2LJZ?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1566688893&sr=1-1 be sure to follow him! And give his book a try if you like science fiction. I know I’ll be reading it just as soon as I can!

Check with me tomorrow! I’ll have another Spotlight and hopefully anew update on my weekly reading plans and writing! πŸ˜€ hopefully my new story will be published by then, so I can share a link to it!

Happy Reading! Love Lennie! ❀

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Review of Be Careful What You Wish For

Hey, everyone! I’m back with a brand new book review for you! No free books right now, so I’m doing a review instead. πŸ˜€

4 stars for this one!

here’s the cover!

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And the blurb:

When David Patzpowski takes his breakfast at a motorway diner, he discovers the clientele to be a little on the strange side.

The story was free on Amazon. And it was only 11 pages. I automatically had to download it and give it a try.

For a gal who’s trying to juggle two jobs, writing & editing, a blog, and work on a debut story under a new pen name, I REALLY love me some tiny short stories.

I can finish a whole story while drinking my morning coffee and feel very accomplished by adding it to my goodreads reading challenge. πŸ˜€

plus, as a writer of lots of my own shorts, I’m particularly fond of scary short stories.

It was totally worth the free download! πŸ˜€ Short and Simple, but it packed a punch. It was entertaining with just a tad of creep factor, especially towards the end there. Our main character had a strong personality, and the writer managed to get a surprising amount of characterization and backstory into a very short tale.

highly impressed! πŸ˜€ ❀

I also highly recommend this story if you like short horror tales. I grabbed another one of the author’s stories while I was at it, so I’ll be reading that one really soon. πŸ˜€ Can’t wait!

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And for those of you who were paying close attention: yes! I am working on new stories for a new pen name. Lol. They’re going to be a rather big step away from my dark and spooky works under Lennie Grace. So I’ve decided to publish them under a new pen name. To help keep my own works more organized, and because I’ve read a few articles on how it’s a good idea. People simply scrowling through Amazon will be more likely to pick up books/stories from indie authors who focus on one or two genres verses one who jumps all over the place.

which makes sense you know? How interested who you be in reading, say, a cozy mystery by someone who usually publishes science fiction. You’d probably be a bit confused by the sudden change huh?

Lol. not that I’m doing cozy mysteries or science fiction. those were just examples. πŸ˜€ Don’t worry, guys! It won’t be a huge secert or anything. I’m sure I’ll post about it on here when I get my debut story back from editing.

And I’ll defiently be sharing links in my Facebook groups. (Gotta advertise somehow, right? dang, I wish I had more of a budget for promotion!) The different pen names are simply away to help me keep my works more organized. Also, I really like the name I picked out. It sounded pretty!

but I’m not telling you about my OTHER Pen name I have planned. That one WILL be a top secret. lol. Some of the stuff I have planned for the 3rd pen name are honestly a little embarrassing.

it’ll be fun trying to keep accounts seperate for all three. :/

Anyway!

Thanks for reading, everyone! I’ll be back tomorrow with an Author Spotlight! Happy Reading! Love, Lennie! ❀

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I’m Back from Travels, Everyone!

Hello, my dear readers and followers! I’m up to almost 30 now! Isn’t that exciting? πŸ˜€ I think so! Anyway! So sorry I haven’t been posting on schedule. I flew to visit my sister for a few days, and I’m just now getting back into my normal writing, reading, and working routine.

Lol. Balancing all my stuff is hard! But, don’t worry! I’m working on it. I’ll have to work on scheduling posts so I don’t miss so many days! πŸ˜€

Also, My trip was fantastic! My sister lives near Detroit, which is only like 4 hours away from Chicago. So we drove over there, stayed the night and had a blast! We went to a famous park and saw a giant sculpture called The Cloudgate, but lots of people just call it the bean. πŸ˜€ We took a water taxi ride on one of the great lakes. My sister tried a chicago style hot dog and deep dish pizza. Because, it’s Chicago. It’s part of being a tourist! You have to try the food! It was great, she said. πŸ˜€ I’m vegan, so I couldn’t try the pizza or the hot dogs. But I did find a local vegan diner to try. πŸ˜€ I liked it. πŸ˜€ got a meatball sub, some potato salad & some dessert. All vegan. πŸ˜€

I live in a small city Oklahoma, so getting to get at an all vegan place is an extra special treat for me. lol. Us Okies are nearly as hip as the larger cities.

And my favorite part of my trip (besides seeing my favorite person on the planet!) was going to the famous Shedd Aqurium!

OMG! that was SO much fun! I know, weird for a vegan to like zoos and aquriums, but I love the conservation efforts they do, and how most of them have captive bred or rescue animals that can’t be released to the wild, because they’d have no idea what to do.

they had a great shark tank with black tipped reef sharks, sea otters, an octopus, penguins, all kinds of fish. (of course) little baby american alligators, river stingrays (those are so pretty!), sea lions. and my favorite….

Dolphins and Whales! ❀ ❀ ❀

I’m not even kidding. Pacific White Sided Dolpins, and Beluga Whales! πŸ˜€ Amazing! And so freaking pretty! They even had a baby whale! 150 pounds of pure aquatic adorableness.

the Whales and dolphins were great and I spent forever watching them just zoom around. We saw a show too! The dolphins did jumps and flips and waved to everyone It was great.

except for this one lady who decided to try and save a whole row of seat when there were hundreds of people with little kids trying to find a place to sit down to see the show. ugh! So rude.

Anyway, I had a really great time with my sister! πŸ˜€ ❀ Love you sweetie!

but, I got absolutely no writing done. I made one post while I was gone. lol. No writing or editing. Sorry guys! you’ll have to wait a bit longer for new stories.

I know! I suck! But, at least you got a fun post about sea critters, right? lol.

It’s all good though. πŸ˜€ I’m back home safe (and broke because I spent so much on fun stuff!) And I’m getting back to my normal routine! πŸ˜€

Probably won’t have a free book for you guys tomorrow, but I should be able to get a short review out instead. Still fun, yes?

I’m also hard at work on She Watches You Sleep. Hoping to have it out this weekend, but no promises! πŸ˜€ I’ll let you all know as soon as it’s live though.

Happy Reading, everyone! Thank’s for sticking around! Love you all! πŸ˜€ ❀

Love, Lennie!

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Spotlight Saturday!

Hi, everyone! I’m up to 24 followers! πŸ˜€ So excited! Anyway, who’s ready for an author spotlight. I am! It won’t be to long today, I’m traveling/visiting my sister, so I’ve gotten abosolutely nothing done the last few days. I love my sister. πŸ˜€ She’s my favorite person on the whole planet, and I never get to see her. I’ve been giving all my attention to her instead of writing.

I regret nothing! πŸ˜€

But! I’m at least giving ya’ll a quick spotlight before we head out to do some fun stuff today. πŸ˜€

so, today’s author is….

Jane Risdon! πŸ˜€

YAY! ❀

Let’s start with a bio! πŸ˜€

Jane Risdon began writing over seven years ago having had a successful career in the International Music Industry which has taken her all over the world working with everything from Rock, Thrash Metal, and R&B/Pop to Chinese Opera. Her work has taken her to North America, Europe, and Singapore: even to Taiwan.

She’s been involved in Music Production, Television, Radio, and the Movies around the world.

In 2014 Jane signed a publishing contract with Accent Press Ltd.
https://accentpressbooks.com/collections/jane-risdon/products/only-one-woman

Jane’s recent co-written novel with award-winning author Christina Jones is entitled ‘Only One Woman’ published by Accent Press Ltd. Christina and Jane have a shared history of the 1960s and the music scene back then and have written a fictional story about two girls and a lead guitarist whose band is touring and recording in England when they meet. It is garnering rave 5* reviews from men and women. 

Paperback: ISBN 9781783757312
Audio: ISBN 150037635
e-pub: ISBN 9781783757329

Only One Woman has its own Facebook Page and the characters have their own YouTube Playlist. https://www.facebook.com/RenzandStella/

Jane has contributed to well over a dozen anthologies – some award winning and others nominated for awards – as well as contributions to online magazines. She has been interviewed as guest author many times and written articles on writing, songwriting and the music business.
Jane’s Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B00I3GJ2Y8

Her main focus remains crime however, and she is working on a series of novels called ‘Ms Birdsong Investigates’ centered around a glamorous ex MI5 Officer forced into early retirement, who is trying to keep a low profile in a rural village in Oxfordshire. Her past experiences come to the fore when she finds herself investigating murder. Soon she finds herself back on old territory with Russian Mafia, Ukrainian People Traffickers and an old flame to deal with.

Jane hopes that this series of novels will be published in 2019. It is with her publisher now.

Drop by Jane’s WordPress Blog where she writes about her writing, entertains guest authors and blogs about her ‘jollies,’ when she visits lots of interesting places, and she shares her photos and thoughts about her visits – she is an avid photographer and her blog is filled with lots of her photos. Visit her Amazon Author Page to find out more about her and her Facebook Author Page.

Jane’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/JaneRisdon2/
Jane’s Author Blog: https://janerisdon.wordpress.com/

Thanks for reading this. Let me know you have and do please, leave a review. We authors need all the help we can get. Have a fab day. Jane xx

πŸ˜€ Fun times! I do like crime novels, so I hope those are going good. πŸ˜€

Now! Lets look at some pretty cover art! πŸ˜€

here’s one of the collection’s she’s featured in. This one sounds awesome and has been added to my wish list. πŸ˜€

And this book sounds absolutely amazing! (And I’m uber jealous of the 50+ reviews, lol.) Cover art!

Pretty! And the blurb for it! πŸ˜€

Two women, one love story.Β June 1968.Β RenzaΒ falls head over heels for heartthrob guitaristΒ Scott. But after a romantic summer together they are torn apart when Renza’s family moves away. December 1968. On the night she believes to be her last,Β StellaΒ meets Scott at a local dance. He’s the most beautiful boy she’s ever seen and if this one night is all they have, she’ll take it. As the final colourful year of the sixties dawns, the question is: can there be only one woman for Scott?

Also has been added to my ever growing to read list. πŸ˜€

Thanks for reading, ya’ll! Be sure to check out her stuff! I know I will be! πŸ˜€ Join me again soon, for another post. I don’t know when it will be. Me and Sis are taking a weekend trip Chicago today and tomorrow! Going to see some sites and try the pizza. Chicago is famous for it, right? lol.

Love ya’ll! Happy reading, everyone! Love Lennie! ❀

Free Book Friday! :D

Hello, my reader and blog followers! It’s Friday! Whoo-hoo! πŸ˜€ ❀ You know what that means!

FREE BOOKS!

It’s wonderful, isn’t it? πŸ˜€ ❀ Let’s see what I’ve got for you today. πŸ™‚

My first ever novel. πŸ˜€ my dearest baby. It’s FREE this weekend. So I hope to get a few “Sales” from it. πŸ™‚

blurb:

Storm and London are devastated after the loss of their son, Charlie. Both are struggling to deal with everyday life. Then when Storm has a strange experience at Charlie’s favorite playground, he realizes there may be a way to contact his son’s spirit. Armed with a Ouija board and hope, Storm goes to the park in the middle of the night and makes contact with an entity that he believes is Charlie.

But as strange and disturbing things begin to happen around their home, London begins to suspect it isn’t their sweet boy. Has Charlie returned home? Or have they welcomed an evil spirit into their lives?

I’ve got a couple of others too. πŸ˜€ Not my books, but a couple from my friend (and one of my favorite authors. <3) Alan Austin.

Books One and Two of Call of the Vikings.

Yep! They’re FREE, but only for today. πŸ˜€ Links!

Sex may be shunned in the English villages of East Anglia, but the Viking settlers nearby are more than happy to show the women what a real man is capable of and how pleasurable sex can be with the right lover!

The lurid truth of the Vikings comes to light in the tale of Earl Thorstein Bjornson, a Norse settler of East Anglia. His men have been given lands to settle peaceably, but when the women of the nearby villages begin to seek out his men for sexual pleasure, he is all too happy to further shame the weak and pathetic Englishmen in such an exciting way. He himself has never been with a woman in order to fulfill his destiny, but it appears that destiny may come for him in the most unexpected of places.

Hilda is the youngest daughter of a humble farmer in the village who is about to be married after many years looking for a suitable match after her intended was killed in battle. She discovers that something strange is happening in the village at night and goes out into the wilderness to investigate only to come across a scene she could’ve never prepared herself for. New feelings overcome her and her confusion and arousal compete with the shame of what she’d witnessed and how far it strays from the teachings of the church she is supposed to keep as a good Christian woman!

Sex may be shunned in the English villages of East Anglia, but the Viking settlers nearby are more than happy to show the women what a real man is capable of and how pleasurable sex can be with the right lover!

After meeting the Viking Earl Thorstein Bjornson and earning his affection, the soon to be married Hilda must decide how she wants to proceed. The mystery of why the women in her village are seeking out the Norsemen for sex still hangs in her mind as she considers her options. There is no denying her burning desire for the big, strong man, but the situation is complicated.

Thorstein appreciated the complexity as well, knowing full well that his decision could lead to war and unrest. Nevertheless, he believes Hilda is the woman promised to him in prophesy and will do anything he can to win her as his own!

What will happen once he’s made it clear that she is very much wanted? Find out!

Thanks for reading! πŸ˜€ I hope you check out Mine and Alan’s books! They’re really good. (You should TOTALLY reading vikings! He just finished season one of the series! so you can binge read them!) πŸ˜€ And free, so You’ve got nothing to lose! Don’t forget to leave a review when you finish them!

Happy Reading! Love Lennie! ❀

Thursday Review

Hello, readers! πŸ˜€ ❀ Long time, no see, huh? Sorry! Depression reared its ugly head again, and life got in the way, and I just haven’t gotten much writing or blogging done for a bit. 😦 What can I say? Shit happens.

ugh.

Anyway! Don’t worry, I’m feeling better. ❀

I hope all my friends/followers in the states had a great Thanksgiving day. πŸ™‚ I had a nice day. My mom and sister came to visit for a few days, which was really nice. Lol. My mom gets worried that I don’t eat other foods besides Chipotle and other take out, so she always gets me groceries when she visits. And helps with dishes. πŸ™‚ She’s sweet like that. My mom rocks.

For my who aren’t in the states: I hope you’re well! ❀

Now! On to my review! It’s just a super short little one, since I have a ton of writing to get done today, but I hope you like it. And the book is currently free over on Amazon. πŸ™‚ that’s fun too. You can go grab it and have a quick little read. It’s only 16 pages. Just my kind of story. πŸ˜€

And Let’s just admire that cover for a second, yes? It’s really good!

What Adams Wants by Michael Hebler

What’d I think?

3 stars. πŸ˜€

I liked this. Simple, straightforward and creepy, this story is a good pick for horror fans looking for a quick and scary read.Β 

Lol. See? Very short. But it was fun, and I really did like it. πŸ˜€ You should totally check it out. Take the link over to Amazon and grab a copy.

I’ll try and be back tomorrow with another post! Happy Reading! Love, Lennie. ❀