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Friday, February 15, 2019

Day Ten #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!

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Today's featured book and author:

Sapo Saga


Author Name: Tony Laplume
Age category: Adult
Genre: Science Fiction

Brief description:
Twenty-six perspectives collide to present a portrait of an epic showdown between good and evil as the world of Zala proves to be the last stand of the Sapo Order. The human who would become known as Ulysses appears and deposes the tyrant Reeve, but things only get worse from there... Soon, everything is lost, and blame is pinned on Sapo warrior Zuri. The truth is lost to history, Ulysses becomes legend, returns home to Earth, and finds that his family is a new kind of battleground. His son doesn't believe his stories, his daughter does, and his wife may have reached her emotional limit waiting all those years for his return. Time passes, and in space a scavenger named Drexel discovers the android Kindly, who may hold the key to unlocking the truth about what happened on Zala. Twenty-six perspectives, and one big mystery: Who is Kindly? The truth will astonish you!

Sapo Saga a #MustRead on the #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!

Why did you take part in the A to Z Challenge the year that your book was "given life"?

I'd been participating for the four years previous and thought this would be an interesting way to do so again, as a serialized story.

Why did you start blogging?

Back in yon olden days before social media exploded, blogging was a natural extension of internet message boards that helped you establish an identity for yourself if, say, you happened to be an introvert and found it difficult to do so in the real world.

What other books do you have available?

Monorama, Terror of Knowing (poetry), The Whole Bloody Affair, Pale Moonlight, Metatron, Miss Simon's Moxie, Miss Simon's Brute, Miss Simon's Dime Novel, Terrestrial Affairs, Monkey Flip, Reading Biblically (nonfiction)

#WriteTip

Read the best available, watch the best available, discover what books speak to you, movies speak to you, TV. And write what makes sense to you.

Where did the idea for this book come from, other than the alphabet and the challenge?

Some comic book scripts I'd written and subsequently repurposed.

What writing goal do you hope to accomplish this year?

I have a lot of projects I'm either working on already or would like to start.

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I’m rolling my eyes because Dad’s telling one of his…tall tales again. Ophelia’s loving every minute of it, as usual. Maybe it’s because Dad’s actually kind of a good storyteller. He really throws himself into it. Maybe it’s because Ophelia’s too young to know better. Maybe it’s because I’m too old. Maybe it’s because I just wish…I remember when he wasn’t around. Ophelia doesn’t. She was a baby. She doesn’t remember how horrible it was for him to be absent. She didn’t spend every minute of it wishing he was there. She didn’t build up resentment. I wish I could just let them be stories. The biggest problem is that even if they’re just stories for Ophelia, I know that Dad’s convinced they really happened. I mean, he really believes he went into space and became a hero on some distant alien world. When Mom’s not careful, when she doesn’t care enough, she says things like, “Well, your dad used to be a drinker,” things I can understand, but Ophelia can’t, because she hero worships him. He’s everything a little girl would adore, because she only sees the surface, and all I see are the lies. Maybe out in space, there really are aliens who, I don’t know, pick up the vibes of his obnoxious fantasies or something, and he really is a hero. Maybe things work like that. Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe those aliens exist, who know Dad the way I never did. Maybe the resentment means I won’t let myself believe. Maybe there’s some, I don’t know, black alphabet out there that sets the record straight. And maybe someone will one day discover it.

As a reader, what most motivates you to buy a new book to read?

If the title is interesting, and if the book description is equally interesting, and if sampling the interior proves either the title or the description proves either of those first two as being accurate. And obviously, if I've read the author before, and if that was a good thing.

What is one question or discussion topic which you would like the readers of this post to answer or remark on in the blog comments?

How often to you consider that everyone has a unique perspective on something, and that they are going to be right, even if those perspectives disagree?

Link to buy the book: Amazon


Find this author at:

@TonyLaplume
http://tonylaplume.blogspot.com
facebook.com/anthony.laplume
https://www.amazon.com/Tony-Laplume/e/B008UG1QJK
https://www.goodreads.com/tonylaplume

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Spend Valentine's Day with the #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!

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๐Ÿ’˜Today's featured book has some romance of the erotic variety for your Valentine fun. Get cozy with:

Y is for Yes


๐Ÿ’‹Curl up with A to Z team member, Author: JR Vincente
Age category: Erotic Adult
Genre: Erotic Romance ๐Ÿ’•

Brief description:
A chance encounter after hours at her new office job ropes Yvonne into a world of BDSM and exploration she never imagined. Join Yvonne on her adventure to ditch the business suits for lingerie in Y is for Yes by J. R. Vincente.

What's even better than conversation hearts? Retweeting and ๐Ÿ’— hearting this tweet!

Y is for Yes is a #MustRead on the #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!

Why did you take part in the A to Z Challenge the year that your book was "given life"?

I love writing challenges, and the A to Z challenge is no exception! It was fun to have my readers pick their favorite short stories, and the favorite of all was turned into a novel.

Why did you start blogging?

Because of the A to Z Blog Challenge. Someone recommended it to me and I needed a blog to participate!

Do you have any other books coming out soon?

Soon! I have written another book stemming from that A to Z Challenge I'm in the process of editing.

What other books do you have available?

I have a Choose Your Own Erotic Adventure and another novel like this one. See my website for synopses and details! https://jrvincente.wordpress.com/

#WriteTip

Write All The Words. Even if you don't think they're good words. Write them anyway and edit later.

Where did the idea for this book come from, other than the alphabet and the challenge?

I have always had these incomplete swirling in my head and I wanted to give them life, even if I couldn't (or wouldn't) dedicate a whole novel to them.

What writing goal do you hope to accomplish this year?

I hope to publish B is for Blackmail and write its sequel.

As a reader, what most motivates you to buy a new book to read?

A catchy title or synopsis.

What is one question or discussion topic which you would like the readers of this post to answer or remark on in the blog comments?

Favorite erotic groupings? (male male, male female, female female, something totally different?) Tell me!

Find this author at:

@jrvincente
https://jrvincente.wordpress.com/
Facebook
https://www.instagram.com/jaydenvincente/
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/63297099-jayden-vincente
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jrvincente
https://nanowrimo.org/participants/jrvincente


Link to buy the book: Amazon
Link to buy the book: B&N
Link to buy the book: Smashwords

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https://www.literaryau.com

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Day Eight #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!

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Today we're featuring one of the blogs in this event.



Blog of Jemima Pett, Author


Does your blog support diverse books?
The diverse book movement recognizes all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities. https://diversebooks.org
Yes!

Are you willing to include debut authors?

Yes!

Why do you take part in the A to Z Challenge?

To meet other bloggers and promote my website!

Why did you start blogging?

Because I started writing

What goal do you or your blog hope to accomplish this year?

Write the last two Princelings of the East books

As a reader, what most motivates you to buy a new book to read?

The author or a great blurb in an area that interests me

Find this blogger at:

http://jemimapett.com/blog/
@jemima_pet Twitter
Amazon review profile
https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/7476396
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jemimapett

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Day Seven #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!

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Today we're featuring one of the blogs in this event.



Blog: The Girdle of Melian



Does your blog support diverse books?

The diverse book movement recognizes all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities. https://diversebooks.org

Yes!

Are you willing to include debut authors?

Yes!

Why do you take part in the A to Z Challenge?

Love the challenge of it, love having themes, love discovering bloggers, helps me organise my posts

Why did you start blogging?

A place to corral my thoughts and ideas and favourite things about writing, reading, research, travelling, etc.

What goal do you or your blog hope to accomplish this year?

Keep up with regular blogging despite work and school and new baby!

As a reader, what most motivates you to buy a new book to read?

Inttriguing premise, well written first page

Find this blogger at:

http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ca
@DenizBevan
https://www.facebook.com/deniz.bevan
https://www.instagram.com/denizb33/
https://www.pinterest.com/denizb33/
https://www.youtube.com/user/denizbevan33
Amazon Reviewer Profile

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http://uniquelymaladjustedbutfun.blogspot.com

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Week Two #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!

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Today's featured book and author:

The A-Zs of Worldbuilding: Building a Fictional World From Scratch


Author Image #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop! Author Name: Rebekah Loper
Age category: Adult
Genre: Fantasy, Reference - Craft of Writing, Science Fiction

Brief description:
Worldbuilding is the ultimate act of creation for speculative fiction writers, but how exactly do you worldbuild? You ask ‘what if’ and use each answer as a springboard to more questions and answers about your fictional world.

In THE A-ZS OF WORLDBUILDING, that ‘what if’ process is broken down into 26 themed chapters, covering topics ranging from architecture to zoology. Each chapter includes a corresponding set of guided exercises to help you find the ‘what if’ questions relevant to your story’s world.

Fair warning, though: worldbuilding is addictive. Once you get started, you might never put your pen down again.


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Link to buy the book: Amazon
Link to buy the book: barnesandnoble.com
Link to buy the book: books2read
Link to buy the book: rebekahloper.com

Why did you take part in the A to Z Challenge the year that your book was "given life"?

2014

Why did you start blogging?

To create a platform for my writing and connect with an audience.

Do you have any other books coming out soon?

I will have a fantasy short story in an anthology this spring, but release date has not been settled yet.

#WriteTip

Never stop looking for inspiration - it's always there. Even if you don't have time to write it, always keep looking for that magic 'what if'.

Where did the idea for this book come from, other than the alphabet and the challenge?

I love worldbuilding. When I was looking for ways to learn how to worldbuild as a young writer, I was always disappointed by the lack of true worldbuilding workbooks, so this was born out of that desire.

What writing goal do you hope to accomplish this year?

Draft a second volume of The A-Zs of Worldbuilding on creating magic systems. Establish a true writing habit for my fiction, which I've let be overrun by 'real life' the past several years. Finish revising at least one of my set-aside novels.

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X is for Xenial
Concerning the Hospitality of Guests

The word ‘xenial’ has to do with hospitality. Specifically, it can pertain to the type of hospitality shown to strangers and guests. Since travel is an integral part of many speculative fiction plots, hospitality is an important thing to consider in your worldbuilding. We will look at both day-to-day hospitality and hospitality shown to guests and travelers.

Common Courtesy
There are many different ways people say hello or goodbye, as well as potential cultural reasons why they don’t say either of those things. It can be complicated or simple, and perhaps it ties in with other cultural occurrences. There may also be additional greetings included, such as during a holiday season (Merry Christmas!)
Depending on how your society is set up, there may be common mandatory courtesies for those of different rank. Think of whether royalty must be addressed in a certain manner, and if people are required to bow or curtsy. If someone is seen as having descended directly from a divine being, perhaps culture demands that people fully prostrate themselves in their presence.
There may be those who are not acknowledged publicly at all – like servants, peasants, or beggars. There are multitudes of reasons a society might see certain people as inferior, sadly.
Attitudes and language in general can be more or less formal, and may depend on how well people know each other, the capacity they are interacting in at that moment, societal rank, or gender.
When devising protocol and courtesies between ranking individuals and their equals or subjects, keep in mind that many things will be shaped to lessen the fear of the risk of assassination. Words and phrases that are perfectly acceptable in common company may be perceived as threatening when in the presence of ranking individuals.

Treatment of Guests
A guest can be a familiar friend, in which case they will not require much formality, but there still may be certain things that are offered because of custom. Casual greetings can be a simple ‘hi’ or even greeting someone by name. But universal hospitality may be inviting someone to sit down and asking if they’d like a drink, regardless of whether they are a close friend or a new acquaintance.
Travelers, especially strangers, will receive a different kind of hospitality, and that can vary. If a town has been repeatedly pillaged or taken advantage of, they won’t be very friendly to strangers anymore. But some places might pride themselves on their hospitality, and will go all out to impress a guest. In an agrarian society, or any place that uses livestock as their main form of transportation, it would be more than reasonable for a stranger to be offered feed, water, and a place in the stable for their animal. A drink, meal, and perhaps even a bath (or foot washing) are things that would be offered to nearly everyone, no matter what their rank.
However, if a monarch were to suddenly show up at the front door, it may even be an occasion to slaughter an animal for dinner, even if it was being saved for some other occasion. Not every guest is going to receive that kind of hospitality.
A family member who just showed up out of the blue, though, may not warrant very much special hospitality. It just depends. Hospitality and common courtesies are elements that can enhance a plot and the interactions between characters, as many different nuances and intentions can be made clear between what is offered, and what is not.
Another matter to consider is if and when guests can be turned away. It might be that certain guests may never be turned away – such as a monarch, though it would courteous of a gracious monarch to find lodging or sustenance elsewhere if there has been a death in the home recently. Sickness will almost always be a reason to turn away guests. An illness potentially being contagious is nothing to ever mess around with, especially if medical care is not incredibly advanced.
The main thing to consider is whether one can turn away a guest for any reason, without giving a reason, or if they must have a concrete reason to do so.

Other Inspiration
Look up etiquette of different historical eras and different cultures – there’s some unique customs out there that can be great story inspiration. Etiquette will also vary by social and economic status. There are certain customs some might find difficult to part with, even if they have experienced a change in social status. There is also the fact that the rich can afford more niceties.



As a reader, what most motivates you to buy a new book to read?

A fascinating summary, followed closely by a stunning book cover!

What is one question or discussion topic which you would like the readers of this post to answer or remark on in the blog comments?

What about worldbuilding most inspires or hinders you, either as a reader or writer?

Find this author at:

https://rebekahloper.com
@rebekah_loper
https://www.facebook.com/RebekahLoper/
https://www.instagram.com/rebekah.loper/
https://www.pinterest.com/rebekah_loper/
https://www.amazon.com/Rebekah-Loper/e/B075F8VT6D
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17145989.Rebekah_Loper
https://nanowrimo.org/participants/rebekah-loper

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

A to Z Tips for creating a non-fiction book from your blog posts Guest Post from C.E. Flores

Hello everyone!

I was honored to be chosen as a guest blogger by the A to Z challenge committee. I’d like to talk a little about my experience with the A to Z challenge.

Two years ago, I signed up for the 26 day blogging challenge for the first time. It sounded like fun! I decided that I wanted to write about how to survive disasters in Mexico to go along with my overall blog topic of Surviving Mexico--Adventures and Disasters.

It was extremely labor intensive as you all probably know. I started about 6 months before the challenge, researching and writing posts ranging from the apocalypse to zombies. (A to Z challenge remember?) I took the precaution of pre-writing my blog posts and just editing and checking links when the letter of the day came up. Although it was overwhelming at times, I really felt like I had a segment of good quality blog posts.

After the contest, I compiled the posts into a book. In honor of my honor as a guest blogger, you can download A to Z Reasons Why La Yacata is the Place to be in Any Disaster FREE for the next few days from Amazon.


The second year I participated in the A to Z challenge, my blogging group and I decided to write about our favorite places in Mexico. We split up the task so that it wasn’t as overwhelming. I know, it’s a little bit different having the entire group work on the challenge. It required even more organization than completing the challenge as a solo blogger. But we did it! And now we’ve compiled a book entitled Playing Tourist in Mexico highlighting 45 interesting attractions throughout Mexico which will hopefully be ready for release in March.

The book bug bit me as a direct result of the A to Z challenge and I published 5 books last year, all non-fiction, most based on blog posts. One is a blogging planner so that this year I can publish even more posts and later more books.

So how can you convert your blog posts into books even if you don’t write fiction? Glad you asked. Here’s my A to Z list tip list:

A- Appendix. All your sources and funny video links will go here.
B-Book--you are aiming for a printed book not just an ebook. Yes, you are. Trust me on this. Consider how everything will look in print.
C- Citations. Make sure to properly cite all your sources. Best to use APA or MLA format and include this information in the appendix.
D-Don’t forget an About the Author page with links to your other books.
E-Edit your work. Then ask someone else to edit your work. Then edit your work again.
F- Format your posts as if they were chapters of a book.
G-Glossary. If there are words that the average person won’t understand, include a glossary.
H-Hyperlinks now will be found in the appendix not throughout the text. Have you ever accidentally hit a link while reading on your kindle then had backtrack? Annoying isn’t it?
I-Interesting title. Something better than My Book of Blog Posts.
J-Judge your book by its cover. Does it hold your interest? Would you buy it based on just the cover?
K-Kindle books are great and easy to create!
L-Learning curve. There is a learning curve. Each book you publish will be better than the last.
M-Make sure to take the time to preview your book and Make the appropriate changes so that it looks fabulous when it is published!
N-Page numbers. Ebooks don’t have them but print books do.
O-Organize your chapters into some sort of logical order.
P- Pictures are still worth a 1000 words, however you need to rethink how many you really need.
Q-Questions. All those call to action questions in your blog posts probably aren’t relevant to a book.
R-Readability. Those pictures you want to include? Either put them at the beginning or end of the chapter. Otherwise you’ll end up with white space, hanging sentences, and formatting nightmares.
S-Select a publishing site. There are oodles to choose from.
T- Table of Contents. Use a book template. It will save you SO much work.
U-Upload your stuff to a book publishing site.
V-Videos. Nope, not gonna happen in a book. If you must, you can still include a link in the appendix.
W-Watch your royalties accumulate!
X- Get eXcited and start planning your next book!
Y- You did it! You are a published author!
Z-AmaZe your friends and family with a signed copy of your book.

There you go! My suggestions for creating a non-fiction book based on your own experiences or blog posts.

This year my blogging group will concentrate on our favorite blogs about, you guessed it, MEXICO! Can you see a pattern here? We’ve begun making our list and so far have 32 blogs between us that we are planning on featuring come April. And then of course, we are going to make a BOOK out of those posts so stay tuned!

Here’s hoping the 2019 A to Z challenge will be as fun as previous years!

Friday, February 8, 2019

Day Five #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!

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Today we're featuring one of the blogs in this event.

It's extra special because it's the blog of one of the co-hosts. The lovely JR Vincente!
Please note the featured blog has ADULT CONTENT.

Blog of: JR Vincente



Does your blog support diverse books?

The diverse book movement recognizes all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities. https://diversebooks.org

Yes!

Are you willing to include debut authors?

Yes!

Why do you take part in the A to Z Challenge?

I love a challenge and I love to blog, so it's a great combination!

Why did you start blogging?

I wanted to do the A to Z Blog Challenge and I needed a blog.

What goal do you or your blog hope to accomplish this year?

I would like to publish the novel I am currently editing, B is for Blackmail, and finish writing its sequel.

As a reader, what most motivates you to buy a new book to read?

An interesting synopsis or cover.

What is one question or discussion topic which you would like the author(s) to answer or remark on?

What compels you to keep reading a character's story?

Find this blogger at:

https://jrvincente.wordpress.com
https://twitter.com/JRVincente
http://facebook.com/jrvincente/
https://www.instagram.com/jaydenvincente/
https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/63297099

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http://jemimapett.com/blog/
http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Day Four #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!

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Today's featured book and author:

Golden Rainbow


Author Name: Balaka Basu
Age category: Adult
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Brief description:
Golden Rainbow is an interesting collection of 26 memoirs written as short stories. These are not heroic tales but ordinary stories of ordinary people; nevertheless, they are thought-provoking. Some of them will make you laugh out loud while others may make you cry. The stories are rich in emotion, empathy and compassion.They are deeply profound. Reading the short stories is like a visit to Kolkata and typical Bengali life. You will connect with so many characters from your own real life but with different names. The anecdotes are not just stories but also a smart commentary on the various aspects of society. Easy to read, they will directly appeal to anyone fond of short stories. This book is not just a one-time read. It gets better with each reading.

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Link to buy the book: amazon.in
Link to buy the book: Amazon

Why did you take part in the A to Z Challenge the year that your book was "given life"?

I just wanted to blog regularly and write.

Why did you start blogging?

To give words to my emotions

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Quote from the book.

‘I was a golden bird inside a golden cage, now I have wings to fly’

As a reader, what most motivates you to buy a new book to read?

The blurb

What is one question or discussion topic which you would like the readers of this post to answer or remark on in the blog comments?

How they liked my style of writing



Find this author at:

https://trinalooksback.com/

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Day Three #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!

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Today we're featuring one of the blogs in this event.



Blog: Operation Awesome operationawesome6.blogspot.com



Operation Awesome is a blog for writers


Does your blog support diverse books?

The diverse book movement recognizes all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities. https://diversebooks.org

Yes we do!

Are you willing to include debut authors?

Yes! In fact, we put one in the spotlight almost every Wednesday.

Why do you take part in the A to Z Challenge?

To gain exposure and because J is a team member here.

Why did you start blogging?

To help fellow writers.

What goal do you or your blog hope to accomplish this year?

We hope to help more writers get published and support authors at every stage of the publishing journey.

As a reader, what most motivates you to buy a new book to read?

A recommendation from someone with similar reading tastes, or a book that sounds interesting.

Find this blog at:

operationawesome6.blogspot.com
Twitter @OpAwesome6
facebook.com/operationawesomeblog


Time to HOP over to today's stops:


http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ca
http://operationawesome6.blogspot.com

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Keep coming back to the A to Z blog every weekday this month to follow the First Annual #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Day Two #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!

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Time to HOP over to today's stops:


https://jrvincente.wordpress.com/
http://uniquelymaladjustedbutfun.blogspot.com
https://www.literaryau.com

Keep coming back to the A to Z blog every weekday this month to follow the First Annual #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Kicking-off the #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!

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It will take all month to complete all the available options.
When you're commenting here today, why not include a mention of what prize you're hoping to win?

The list of blogs in this event:


http://operationawesome6.blogspot.com
http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ca
http://jemimapett.com/blog/
https://amreadingbookreviews.wordpress.com/
https://www.literaryau.com
https://jrvincente.wordpress.com
http://uniquelymaladjustedbutfun.blogspot.com
http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com
http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com

Thanks to those bloggers for signing up!

The tour kicks off here with:

Writing Book Reviews As An Author


Author Name: J Lenni Dorner
Book publish date: MARCH 26 2019 (Available for pre-sale)
Age category: Adult
Book's genre: Reference - Craft of Writing

Book's title: Writing Book Reviews As An Author: Inspiration To Make It Easier

A brief description of the book:

This book aims to provide inspiration to encourage people to write more book reviews. It is written for authors, though any reader can benefit.




Link to buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MYDYDZX
Link to buy the book: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/918883

Why did you take part in the A to Z Challenge the year that your book was "given life"?
It's the ten year anniversary. I'm very excited to be a co-host of the A to Z Challenge. This is an incredible community.

Why did you start blogging?
This is answered in my very first blog post. "You may wonder why I started a blog. I may wonder that too! Actually, this blog was started because I heard about the A to Z challenge from some NaNoWriMo friends."

Do you have any other books coming out soon?
This is my current new publication.
"WRITING BOOK REVIEWS AS AN AUTHOR:
INSPIRATION TO MAKE IT EASIER"

I have several stories in the works though.

What other books do you have available?
"Fractions of Existence"
Amazon An urban fantasy. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

Preparing to Write Settings that Feel Like Characters - Amazon and Smashwords

Brief tip on writing:
Here's a motivational quote of mine about when you feel like giving up on writing.
#WriteTip motivation to not quit writing by @JLenniDorner


Where did the idea for this book come from, other than the alphabet and the challenge?
The idea came from interviewing so many debut authors at Operation Awesome. I noticed that some authors reviewed a lot of books, and others had never written one. I set out to inspire those who didn't write reviews. It turned out to be long enough for a month of blog posts (this coming April). Then I noticed I had enough to make a reference book.

What writing goal do you hope to accomplish this year?
My biggest writing goal this year is to publish two books in 2019.

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Writing Book Reviews As An Author: Inspiration To Make It Easier by J Lenni Dorner quote excerpt


As a reader, what most motivates you to buy a new book to read?
A recommendation from a trusted source, reading something interesting about the book, or the book being by an author I like.

What is one question or discussion topic which you would like the readers of this post to answer or remark on in the blog comments?
What motivates you to write book reviews? Or, if you don't write them, what deters you?

J Lenni Dorner author image


Blog link: http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com
Website link: http://www.what-are-they.com/
Twitter handle: @JLenniDorner
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhatAreThey
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/j-lenni-dorner/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jlennidorner/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/jlennidorner/
YouTube: youtube
Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/J-Lenni-Dorner/e/B00RM7E0EQ
Goodreads author profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13725994.J_Lenni_Dorner
Bookbub author page: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/j-lenni-dorner
Smashwords author page: https://www.smashwords.com/interview/JLDorner
NaNoWriMo participant page: https://nanowrimo.org/participants/j-lenni-dorner
Tumblr: https://jlennidorner.tumblr.com/
All Author page: http://jlennidorner.allauthor.com/
Other link: https://operationawesome6.blogspot.com/p/j-lenni-dorner.html
Another link: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2018/04/j-is-for-j-atozchallenge.html


Time to HOP over to today's other stops:


https://amreadingbookreviews.wordpress.com/
http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com
That's right, it's me, JR Vincente, over at J's blog with my book, Runaway.

Be sure to tell us which prize you're hoping to win and why you do or don't write book reviews. Keep coming back to the A to Z blog every weekday this month to follow the First Annual #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!