Sunday Connection Books We’ve Reviewed This Week Plus Links To The Blogosphere #SundayBlogShare

This week we’ve been reviewing the following:

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Monday – classic American historical fiction My Antonia by Willa Cather

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And Knights Templar historical fiction Daughter Of War by SJA Turney

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Tuesday – women’s fiction The Girl I Used To Know by Faith Hogan

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And family saga Madonna Of The Mountains by Elise Valmorbida

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Wednesday – Terry reviewed Tudor historical fiction Mary: Tudor Princess by Tony Riches

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Thursday – Noelle reviewed crime fiction The Maori Detective by DA Crossman

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Friday – Teri reviewed modern fairy tale The Royal Deal by DG Driver

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And I reviewed thriller Girl Without A Voice by Chris Bridge

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Saturday Judith reviewed thriller Hiding by Jenny M Potts

Plus links to interesting posts from the blogosphere.

Hashtags for new book bloggers

https://catonthebookshelf.wordpress.com/2018/03/26/the-guide-to-twitter-hashtags-for-new-book-bloggers/

A look behind the scenes of a small press publisher

http://www.scifiandscary.com/small-press-interview-crystal-lake-publishing/

How to write better fight scenes

http://www.springhole.net/writing/write-better-action-and-fight-scenes.htm

Being Published – Part 1 The Contract

http://emmadarwin.typepad.com/thisitchofwriting/2018/04/being-published-part-1-contracts.html

What is it really like to be an author?

https://ronelthemythmaker.wordpress.com/2018/04/13/what-is-it-really-like-to-be-a-writer-atozchallenge/

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Sunday Connection – books we’ve reviewed this week, plus links to the Blogosphere #SundayBlogShare

This week we’ve been reviewing the following:

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Monday – Karen reviewed superhero fantasy The Hat by C.S. Boyack

That Summer at the Seahorse Hotel

Tuesday – Cathy reviewed Irish romance That Summer At The Seahorse Hotel by Adrienne Vaughan

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I reviewed romantic suspense Inconclusive Evidence by Reily Garrett

A Clerical Error (The Yellow Cottage Vintage Mysteries #3)

Wednesday – Barb reviewed cosy mystery A Clerical Error by J New

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Thursday – Guest author Tim Walker talked about his Arthurian book Uther’s Destiny

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Friday – Sean reviewed scifi X0 by Sherrie Cronin

Plus links to the blogosphere

Writers: Advice on how to promote yourself

https://storyempire.com/2018/03/28/promoting-yourself/

3 Mistakes new writers are making

http://terrytyler59.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/three-mistakes-new-writers-are-still.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+TerryTyler+(Terry+Tyler)

How to write an Amazon Book Blurb

https://deborahjayauthor.com/2018/02/26/4-steps-to-writing-your-amazon-book-blurb-notes-from-20bookslondon/

Formatting from a Word document to Kindle

https://chrismcmullen.com/2018/03/24/kindle-formatting-magic/

 

Sunday Connection – This Week’s #BookReviews Plus Links To The Blogosphere #SundayBlogShare

This week we’ve been reviewing the following books:

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Monday – Barb reviewed fantasy The Jack Of Ruin by Stephen C Merlino

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I reviewed non fiction The Friendship Cure by Kate Leaver

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Tuesday – I reviewed mild thriller The Intruder by P.S Hogan

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Wednesday – Eleanor reviewed historical romance The Viscount And The Vicar’s Daughter by Mimi Matthews

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Thursday – Judith W reviews scifi The Happy Chip by Dennis Meredith

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Friday – Jessie reviewed historical fantasy The Falcon Flies Alone by Gabrielle Mattieu

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Saturday – Alison reviewed family memoir Castles In The Air by Alison Ripley

Plus Links To The Blogosphere

Good advice for pitching your book

https://thisislitblog.com/2018/03/18/authorsgetlit-the-real-reason-your-book-pitch-keeps-getting-rejected/

Modern demands for word-counts in books

http://annerallen.com/2018/03/word-count-guidelines-by-genre/

Drew tackles a common theme among book bloggers

https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress.com/2018/03/20/reasons-why-a-blogger-declines-your-review-request-and-doesnt-want-you-on-their-blog-bookbloggers-bookblogger-bloggers-blogger-authors-blogpost/

Can Authors vote on Amazon reviews of their own book?

https://buildbookbuzz.com/vote-on-amazon-reviews/

Help understanding Goodreads bookshelves

http://avalinahsbooks.space/guide-to-goodreads/

 

Sunday Connection – Books We’ve Reviewed This Week, Plus Links To The Blogosphere #SundayBlogShare

This week we’ve reviewed the following books:

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Monday – Georgia reviewed WW2 naval thriller Jonah by Carl Rackman

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Tuesday – Olga reviewed horror Freaky Franky by William Blackwell

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Wednesday – Karen reviewed mystery The Maori Detective by D.A. Crossman

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Thursday – I reviews romantic suspense Wild Card Undercover by Kari Lemor

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Friday – Cathy reviewed vintage mystery A Clerical Error by J New

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Saturday – Terry reviewed travel memoir Notes Of A Naive Traveler by Jennifer S Alderson

 Plus Links From The Blogosphere

Books which feature great senior characters whilst still being #YA

http://weliveandbreathebooks.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/discussion-lets-hear-it-for-seniors.html

How accurate are Goodreads recommendations?

http://ajsterkel.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/discussion-how-accurate-are-goodreads.html

What are blog linkups all about?

http://ajsterkel.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/discussion-how-accurate-are-goodreads.html

Sunday Connection – Books We’ve Reviewed This Week, Plus Links To The Blogosphere #SundayBlogShare

On This Week’s Sunday Connection:

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Monday – I reviewed WW2 Histfic The Secrets Between Us by Laura Madeleine

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Tuesday Noelle reviewed Histfic The Likeness by Bill Kirton

Wednesday – Judith reviewed family memoir Castles In The Air by Allison Cubitt

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Thursday – I reviewed romance Break The Line by Allison Mullinax

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Friday – Shelley reviewed action thriller Savage Isle by Beverley Scherberger

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And I reviewed Romcom The Single Girl’s Calendar by Erin Green

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Saturday – Jenny R reviewed travel autobiography Living In Italy by Stef Smulders

Discussion post

Are you A Butterfly Reader?

Plus Links To The Blogosphere:

A look at Hybrid -publishers

https://storyempire.com/2018/03/07/throwing-darts-blindfolded-author-considerations/

Tips for character names

http://annerallen.com/2018/03/9-tips-character-names/

Indie friendly book reviewers

http://triskelebooks.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/indie-friendly-book-reviewers.html

 

What Type Of Reader Are You? Discussion Post #TuesdayBookBlog

Are you are a butterfly reader?

  • Do you have up to ten books on the go at any time?
  • Do you flutter from title to title?
  • Do you change your book according to your mood?

Why am I asking this?

I recently asked a friend what he was reading. He talked most enthusiastically about a recent library book haul and happily announced he was deep into reading ten different books. Ten! I asked if he struggled to pick up a particular storyline again after dipping into so many books, and my friend said he could easily compartmentalise his reading and enjoy multiple books at a time.

My own reading style

I read a lot, and sometimes have two, three or occasionally four books started at once, but four is my limit, and they have to be vastly different genres.  I might fancy something thought-provoking in the morning, but a bit of romantic escapism as a bed-time read—and I do find that each time I go to pick one up it still takes me some minutes to recall where I’d got to and what was happening.

I’m a natural multi-tasker

Like most women I am a multi-tasker; I can easily have several jobs going on at once.  But give me ten books to read and my mind would be totally scrambled.  I wouldn’t be able to give any one of them the attention (or concentration) it deserved.

Do you flit from bloom to bloom?

What about you? Can you switch from title to title with ease? Or do you prefer to immerse yourself in your current book, living in that world until it’s finished – and sometimes afterwards, too?

Sunday Connection – Books We’ve Been Reviewing, Plus Blogosphere Links #SundayBlogShare

This week we’ve been reviewing the following books:

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Monday – Robbie reviewed autobiography Heaven’s Rage by Leslie Tate

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Tuesday – Cathy reviewed WW2 naval thriller Jonah by Carl Rackman

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Wednesday – Lilyn reviewed scifi The Happy Chip by Dennis Meredith

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Thursday – I reviewed YA histfic The Tides Between by Elizabeth Jane Corbett

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Friday  – I reviewed romantic suspense Baker’s Dozen by Amey Zeigler

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Saturday – Terry reviewed cultural fiction Amie: African Adventure by Lucinda E Clarke

Plus links to the blogosphere

Let’s talk about small presses

http://www.scifiandscary.com/small-press-publishing/

Filter Words and Phrases to Avoid in Writing Fiction

http://annerallen.com/2017/06/filter-words-and-phrases-to-avoid-in-writing/

Changes to Facebook pages

https://nicholasrossis.wordpress.com/2018/03/01/exciting-times-for-facebook-author-pages/

Sunday Connection – What we’ve been reviewing this week, plus blogosphere links #SundayBlogShare

Here’s what we’ve been reviewing this week

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Monday – Judith B reviewed WW2 thriller The Circumstantial Enemy by John R Bell

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Tuesday – I reviewed conscious storytelling Trusting The Currents by Lynnda Pollio

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Wednesday – Judith B reviewed short stories Donkey Boy and Other Stories by Mary Smith

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Thursday – Cathy reviewed paranormal thriller Marked by B.E. Balfinny

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Friday – Jenny R reviewed horror Ghosts Of Manor House by Matt Powers

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Saturday Noelle reviewed action thriller Ryan Kaine On The Defensive by Kerry J Donovan

Fun posts

10 Romance books for a Valentine read

WWW Wednesday – books I’m currently reading

Fab News

The Rosie Amber Book Blog has been recognised as a Top UK book blog by Feedspot (We currently rank number 36)

Posts from around the blogosphere

This week London Book Fair announced plans for awards to Book Bloggers, Book Tubers and Bookstagrammers to celebrate social media influencers and their important contribution to the UK book industry.

http://www.londonbookfair.co.uk/UKBookBlogAwards

Goodreads ratings, the maths behind it all

https://vickywhoreads.wordpress.com/2018/02/08/a-math-lesson-why-5-stars-does-not-negate-a-1-star-on-goodreads-vice-versa/

Do you need a twitter usage refresher?

https://bookmachine.org/2017/12/10/twitter-guide-will-make-see-youre-wrong-make-right-authors/?utm_content=buffer8aa18&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

Top Ten Tuesday. Love Week #Romance #Valentine #TuesdayBookBlog @ArtsyReaderGirl

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl

This week’s theme is Love 

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26236956The Obsession by Nora Roberts Fabulous #Romantic #Suspense set in the Pacific North West AmazonUK | AmazonUS

 

 

 

22038196Seaside Dreams by Melissa Foster #Hot summer #Romance set in Massachusetts AmazonUK | AmazonUS

 

 

 

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The Thorn Birds by Coleen McCollough #Classic forbidden #Love set in Australia AmazonUk | AmazonUS

 

 

 

 

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It’s A Wonderful Undead Life by R.E Mullins #Paranormal #Vampire #Romance AmazonUk | AmazonUS

 

 

Rain (Stranger in the Woods Book 1) by [India R Adams]

Rain by India R Adams #Mythological #FairyTale style #NA #Romance AmazonUK | AmazonUS

 

 

 

Match Me If You Can by Michele Gorman #Romantic #Comedy #Internet Dating AmazonUk | AmazonUS

 

 

 

Stable Mates by Zara Stoneley #ChickLit #Comedy #Romance #Bonkbuster ideal for fans of Jilly Cooper AmazonUk | AmazonUS

 

 

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Educating Dr. Mayfield by Rebecca Heflin #US #University #Romance AmazonUk | AmazonUS

 

 

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The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen #Magical #Fantasy #Romance AmazonUk | AmazonUS

Sunday Connection – Catch Up With This Week’s Blog Posts #SundayBlogShare

Catch Up With This Week’s Book Reviews and posts from the Blogosphere

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Monday – Eleanor reviewed fantasy The Last Dragon Rider by Errin Krystal

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Tuesday – Saw a book promo for Irish family romance That Summer At The Seahorse Hotel by Adrienne Vaughan

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Wednesday – Terry reviewed women’s fiction Bear Medicine by G Elizabeth Kretchmer

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Thursday – Noelle reviewed WW2 #PTSD Fred’s Funeral by Sandy Day

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Friday – Alison reviewed fantasy Keepers by Sacha Black

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and I reviewed fantasy romance River by India R Adams

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Saturday – Karen B reviewed suspense Maggie’s Revenge by Jacquie Biggar

Discussion Post – 40 Days Until She Dies, discussed Emily Barr’s book The Truth And Lies Of Ella Black

Posts from around the blogosphere

Tips for debut authors

http://terrytyler59.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/miscellaneous-tips-for-debut-writers-2.html

Writing stuck?

http://writersinthestormblog.com/2018/02/a-simple-tip-to-help-get-rid-of-saggy-middles/

How to run a Goodreads Giveaway

https://dehaggerty.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/how-to-do-a-goodreads-giveaway-writerwednesday-goodreads-giveaway/