Letter R on The A to Z April Challenge 2014

Today’s letter on the April A to Z Challenge is R. My Book is Red Clay and Roses by S. K. Nicholls. Genre: Historical, Life & Relationships.

Red Clay and Roses

Red Clay and Roses by S.K. Nicholls

Book description-

A fictionalized true story of life in the Deep South during the time of Jim Crow Law, and before Roe vs. Wade. Women were supposed to keep quiet and serve, abortion was illegal, adoption difficult, and racism rampant. The discovery of an old ledger opens a window into the dynamics of the 1950s-60s. Unspoken secrets are shared between Beatrice, The Good Doctor’s wife, and Moses Grier, their black handyman. The Grier’s daughter, Althea, suffers a tragedy that leaves her family silent and mournful. Her brother, Nathan, a medical student, looks for answers from a community that is deaf, blind, and dumb. A summer romance between Nathan and Sybil, an independent, high-spirited, white woman, leaves more unresolved. Nathan is thrust into the centre of the Civil Rights Movement. Sybil is torn between living the mundane life of her peers, or a life that involves fastening herself to a taboo relationship. Witness social progress through the eyes of those who lived it!

You can read my review of the book here http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4Ge and find out more about the author from her guest post. http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4Hp

Find a copy of this book here;

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Amazon CA:

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Barnes and Noble:

Apple:

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Find out more about S.K. Nicholls here;

S. K. Nicholls

Blog: http://redclayandroses1.wordpress.com/

Facebook author site:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/SK-Nicholls/352131918230990

Here are some links to other bloggers who are taking up the A to Z Challenge, please find the time to visit them too.

http://authorsusankoenig.wordpress.com/

http://alex-hurst.com/

http://www.claredavidson.com/blog/

During the challenge we are asking people to leave as many comments as possible on blogs, and supportive comments are much appreciated, thank you.

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April A to Z Challenge Round up letters A – Q

The 2014 April A to Z Challenge, has now been going for three weeks, with well over 2000 bloggers taking part this year it is an awesome tour to get involved in. If you’ve not heard about it or want to know who’s taking part, nip over to the April AtoZ Challenge website after you’ve read this post.

My own tour is set around the theme of books, here are a list of books and authors who have featured so far on this tour.

A – A World Apart by Camelia Miron Skiba http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4yA

B –  Boot Camp Bride by Lizzie Lanb http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4yy

C – Coronado’s Treasure by Randy Mixter http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4yw

D – Derek’s Revenge and the Derek series by Mac Black http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4yq

E – Everlasting by Candace Knoebel. http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4yn

F – Finding the Right Time by Stephanie Hurt http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4yl

G – The Georgie Connelly Series by E.L. Lindley http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4yi

H – Hidden Heart by Camelia Miron Skiba http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4yg

I – The Imdaland Series by Rebecca Etherington http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4ye

J – Jaded by Kristy Feltenberger Gillespie http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4yb

K – The Bench by Sue Koenig http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4xb

L – Legends of Windemere – Family of the Tri – Rune by Charles E Yallowitz http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4×9

M – My GRL by John W Howell http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4×6

N – Nobody’s Fault by Terry Tyler http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4×4

O – The Orphan and The Thief by M. L. LeGette http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4×2

P – The Potter’s Daughter by Daniel A Smith http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4×0

Q – Quentins by Maeve Binchy http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4wY

All through the tour we’re asking readers to leave as many comments as possible on blogs, all supportive comments are much appreciated, thank you.

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Letter Q on The A to Z April Challenge 2014

Today’s letter on the A to Z Challenge is Q. My book today is Quentins by Maeve Binchy. Genre – Contemporary Fiction

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Is it possible to tell the story of a generation and a city through the history of a restaurant? Ella Brady thinks so. She wants to film a documentary about Quentins that will capture the spirit of Dublin from the 1970s to the present day. And Quentins has a thousand stories to tell: tales of love, of betrayal, of revenge; of times when it looked ready for success and times when it seemed as if it must close in failure. But as Ella uncovers more of what has gone on at Quentins, she begins to wonder whether some secrets should be kept that way…

In Maeve Binchy’s magical QUENTINS you will meet new friends and old: the twins from SCARLET FEATHER, the Signora from EVENING CLASS, Ria from TARA ROAD – and a
host of fresh faces. There is Monica, the ever-cheerful Australian waitress, and Blouse Brennan, whose simplicity disguises a sharp mind and a heart of gold. Presiding over Quentins are Patrick and Brenda Brennan, who have made Quentins such a legend. But even they have a story and a sadness which is hidden from the public gaze.

Find a copy here at Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

Here are some links to randomly selected bloggers who are also taking part in the challenge, please find the time to visit them too.

http://www.yvonneventresca.com/blog.html

http://www.margokelly.blogspot.co.uk/

http://hammlington.wordpress.com/

During the challenge we are asking people to leave comments on blogs, any supportive comments are much appreciated thank you.

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Letter P on The A to Z April Challenge 2014

Today I bring you letter P on the A to Z Challenge. Today my book is The Potter’s Daughter by Daniel Arthur Smith. Genre: Life Story Romance

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The Potter’s Daughter is a slice of life story about Abby Bellen and her father Will.

After a promise to her dying mother, Abby Bellen, the estranged daughter of an aging ceramic artist, feels obligated to return to her home on Willow Lake to put her father’s life in order. Years have passed since Abby fled the home of her youth and a past she would rather forget. Now Abby has no choice other than confrontation as the long buried rift that exists between the two surfaces and they must together face the failures of their misspent relationship as she discovers, with the help of new romance Mitch Carlson, what she needs to make herself whole.

E-book

UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Potters-Daughter-Literary-Daniel-Arthur-ebook/dp/B00CNUWJ2W/

US http://www.amazon.com/Potters-Daughter-Literary-Daniel-Arthur-ebook/dp/B00CNUWJ2W

AU http://www.amazon.com.au/The-Potters-Daughter-Literary-Series-ebook/dp/B00CNUWJ2W

Print

UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Potters-Daughter-Daniel-Arthur-Smith/dp/0988649314/

US http://www.amazon.com/Potters-Daughter-Daniel-Arthur-Smith/dp/0988649314/

US http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-potters-daughter-daniel-arthur-smith/1115323521

Daniel A Smith

Links to your author sites

Author Pages (Amazon)

UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Daniel-Arthur-Smith/e/B00A7IO4MK/

US http://www.amazon.com/Daniel-Arthur-Smith/e/B00A7IO4MK/

Author Twitter

Twitter:  http://twitter.com/authordasmith

Author Website

http://www.danielarthursmith.com

Facebook

http://facebook.com/danielarthursmith

Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6893816.Daniel_Arthur_Smith

Serial Sites

http://pottersdaughter.com

http://thecatharitreasure.com

Here are some randomly selected links to other bloggers who are taking up the A to Z Challenge, please find the time to visit them.

http://irenewaters19.com/

http://sabrinagarie.com/

http://northofandover.wordpress.com/

During April we are asking people to leave as many comments as they can on blogs, any supportive comments are much appreciated, thank you.

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Letter O on The A to Z April Challenge 2014

Our letter on the April A to Z Challenge is O today. My book is The Orphan and the Thief by Melissa LeGette. Genre: Fantasy

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Book Title: The Orphan and the Thief

Author: M.L. LeGette

Description: Toad thought it’d be easy to steal from Mr. Edward P. Owl. Unfortunately for Toad, he isn’t the best of thieves. Caught in the act, he’s in more trouble than ever before. Now to save his hide, Toad must track down five rare potion ingredients for Mr. Owl. Or else.

All Melena Snead wants is her family back, but after the Miggens Street Fire, that isn’t very likely. Orphaned and miserable, forced to work in an apothecary, she’s determined to find Milo, her missing brother. No matter what.

When Melena finds Toad ransacking her apothecary, Toad gets a nasty shock: apothecaries don’t carry Mr. Owl’s ingredients. Luckily, Melena’s willing to help, for a price.

With Melena’s pet Spit-Fire dragon and Toad’s enchanted talking beer mug, they embark on a fantastical journey, traveling the country in search of the potion ingredients. But can they gather all of them in time, what with monsters, pirates, and axe-wielding thieves? And if they do, is there an even greater danger waiting for them at the end?

You can read my review of this book here; http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4KH

Where to purchase:

Amazon US:

Amazon UK:

Smashwords:

Barnes and Noble US:

Barnes and Noble UK:

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Author Links:

blog: http://mllegette.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/M-L-LeGette/119655051430835

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MelissaLeGette

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1499928.M_L_LeGette

Here are some randomly selected links to sites of other bloggers who are taking up the challenge, please find the time to visit them too.

http://lindaghill.wordpress.com/

http://scribblinginthestorageroom.wordpress.com/

http://rosebfischer.wordpress.com/

http://lisavooght.blogspot.co.uk/

During the challenge we are asking people to visit and leave comments on as many blogs as possible, all supportive comments are very much appreciated, thank you.

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Letter N on The A to Z April Challenge 2014

 

Today is letter N on the April A to Z Challenge. My Book choice is Nobody’s Fault by Terry Tyler. Genre: Contemporary

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N – Nobody’s Fault by Terry Tyler

The Cranston family is torn apart when Nick, married to Ria, meets Adrienne and moves in with her after just one week.  Nobody’s Fault tells the story through the eyes of Adrienne – and also Tara, Nick and Ria’s 15 year old, very confused daughter

Drama, mystery, romance: a family with secrets… Adrienne is the love of his life. Nick is the love of her life. Six days after meeting her, Nick leaves home. He has no choice; they can’t live without each other. Nick’s wife Ria and eldest daughter Cat find various ways of working out their anger and resentment, while fifteen year old Tara is caught in the middle. And then there is Nick’s cousin Caroline, with her own axe to grind when it comes to marital affairs… When tragedy strikes, they are all looking for someone to blame.

Meanwhile, lonely and trusting Sharon, seeking love and friendship on internet dating and social networking sites, has no suspicion of the part she plays in the drama – or that the people she meets in cyberspace might not be all that they seem…

Amazon links:

Opera – [Nobody’s Fault eBook: Terry Tyler: Amazon.co.uk: Books]

Opera – [Amazon.com: Nobody’s Fault eBook: Terry Tyler: Books]

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Links to other my other sites:

Blog

Opera – [Terry Tyler’s Blog]

UK Arts Directory Literary Blog

Opera – [Terry Tyler Blog — UK Arts Directory]

Twitter

Opera – [Terry Tyler (TerryTyler4) on Twitter]

Goodreads

Opera – [Goodreads | Terry Tyler (Author of You Wish…)]

Facebook

Opera – [(65) Terry Tyler, author]

Here are some randomly selected links to sites of other bloggers who are taking part in the challenge, please fins the time to visit them too.

http://www.daydreamertowriter.blogspot.co.uk/

http://writingreadingandlife.com/

http://paulamartinpotpourri.blogspot.co.uk/

http://jwright823.wordpress.com/

http://premraostoryteller.com/

During the challenge we are asking people to leave as many comments on blogs as possible, all supportive comments are greatly appreciated, thank you.

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Letter M on The A to Z April Challenge 2014

Today is letter M on the April A to Z Challenge. My book today is “My GRL” by John W. Howell. Genre: Thriller

Now available on Amazon a new Fiction Thriller published by Martin Sisters Publishing

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My GRL by John W. Howell is fast-paced thriller that shows how your life can be turned upside down in the blink of an eye. . . It is a well-written story that kept me glued, page after page.” Readers’ Favourite Five Stars – Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi. See the entire review HERE

Click cover to visit Amazon.com or find a copy here from Amazon.co.uk

Blurb:

John J. Cannon successful San Francisco lawyer takes a well-deserved leave of absence from the firm and buys a boat he names My GRL. He is unaware that his newly purchased boat had already been targeted by a terrorist group. John’s first inkling of a problem is when he wakes up in the hospital where he learns he was found unconscious next to the dead body of the attractive young woman who sold him the boat in the first place. John now stands between the terrorists and the success of their mission.

Author Bio:

Photo by Tim Burdick

Photo by Tim Burdick

John W. Howell’s main interests are reading and writing. He turned to writing as a full time occupation after an extensive career in business. John writes thriller fiction novels and short stories. He also has a three times weekly blog at Fiction Favourites .

John lives on Mustang Island in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of south Texas with his wife and their spoiled rescue pets.

Author Contact:

E-mail: johnwhowell.wave@gmail.com

Twitter: @HowellWave

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/john.howell.98229241

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/johnwhowell

Here are some randomly selected links to other bloggers who are taking up the challenge, please find the time to visit them too.

http://gail-baugniet.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.co.uk/

http://dbmcnicol.blogspot.co.uk/

http://writer-person.blogspot.co.uk/

http://howshewrites.wordpress.com/

During the challenge we are asking people to leave comments on as many blogs as they can, all supportive comments are greatly appreciated thank you.

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Letter L on The A to Z April Challenge 2014

Today is letter L on the A to Z challenge. My book today is Legends of Windemere: Family of the Tri-Rune By Charles E Yallowitz. Book 4 in the Legends of Windemere series. Genre: Fantasy

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Book Blurb:

The magical adventure continues after Luke Callindor and his friends recover from their battles in Haven.

Nyx still has nightmares about casting the genocide spell in Hero’s Gate. Every night her heart is gripped by the sensation of hundreds of goblins dying by her magic. By the request of Lord Highrider and Duke Solomon, she is returning to fix the damage she caused. With Luke Callindor and Sari by her side, Nyx is ready to face the vengeful goblins and opportunistic thieves that plague Hero’s Gate. Yet, there is a darker threat that was born from her violated magic: The Krypters.

It is another action-packed, character driven story that will reveal one of our heroes has been lied to for their entire life.

Find a copy here from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Here is a little about the first three books in the series;

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Review Excerpts for Legends of Windemere: Beginning of a Hero:

“I greatly enjoyed the vivid characters, the gripping plot, and the refreshingly unique writing style (present tense). ” – kdillmanjones

“One of the things that won me over was the bouts of humor. Especially in the beginning. “This is not possible! I am a Paladin!” I thought I was going to die with delight.” – C.N. Faust

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Review Excerpts for Legends of Windemere: Prodigy of Rainbow Tower:

“Nyx is such a strong personality. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her and more of the other characters, new and already known, with the rich tapestry of Windemere unfolding in between intense actions scenes and moments of kindness and budding friendships.” – Danielle Taylor

“Almost like the Harry Potter series. The books start out so young and innocent, but by the last book – watch out!” — Momto4Booklover

Cover by Jason Pedersen

Cover by Jason Pedersen

Review Excerpts for Legends of Windemere: Allure of the Gypsies:

“One of the things I love most about this series are all the characters! They are developed so well that I feel like I know them personally. Even the newly introduced characters fit in immediately.” – BarbBookWorm

“Let’s talk about action. The author creates interesting action sequences with believable use of fantasy elements. He is very creative. There are also good sections where the characters stretch out and we get to know them better.” – Donald L. Mitchell “Music Lover”

Charles author photo B&WAuthor Biography:

Charles Yallowitz was born and raised on Long Island, NY, but he has spent most of his life wandering his own imagination in a blissful haze. Occasionally, he would return from this world for the necessities such as food, showers, and Saturday morning cartoons. One day he returned from his imagination and decided he would share his stories with the world. After his wife decided that she was tired of hearing the same stories repeatedly, she convinced him that it would make more sense to follow his dream of being a fantasy author. So, locked within the house under orders to shut up and get to work, Charles brings you Legends of Windemere. He looks forward to sharing all of his stories with you and his wife is happy he finally has someone else to play with.

Contact:

Blog- www.legendsofwindemere.com
Twitter- @cyallowitz
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/CharlesYallowitz

Here are some randomly chosen links to other bloggers doing the challenge, please find time to visit them too.

http://kelworthfiles.wordpress.com/

http://bobsanchez1.blogspot.co.uk/

http://unconventionallibrarian.com/

http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/

http://rhymetime24.blogspot.ca/

During the challenge we are asking people to leave comments on as many sites possible, all supportive comments are much appreciated, thank you.

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Good Deeds Week April 6th – 12th

Welcome to my weekly roundup of my year long challenge to do one Good deed a day for a year. This challenge began back in April 2013 and is still going strong, I’m now entering my final two weeks. My inspiration came from reading “A Year of Doing Good” by Judith O’Reilly. Here is what I’ve been up to this week.

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April 6th – Began my day with a re-cap of the A to Z tour so far, it’s good to try and keep the momentum going for up coming authors and I’ve sent out e-mails to all those who have a post next week to ask them to get all their faithful followers to help us share the posts. I’ve really enjoyed going to the sites of bloggers that I added to my posts who were also on the tour, people I wouldn’t usually meet on my day to day blog.

Have begun reading a modern classic Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada, it’s set during the war and so far it’s about the people, individuals caught in the umbrella of Germany and how some of them wish to remain individuals who work and think for themselves.

Found out some information for my brother-in-law to help him with some farming forms that he must fill in and passed on the info.

April 7th – It’s the school Easter holidays so I need to find a different Good Deed to my normal Monday morning volunteering. Was able to pick up a large bag of potatoes from the farm when I went to pick up some work for tomorrow, have just delivered them to my friend’s house for her.

April 8th – The sun is shining, I’ve been out to mow the lawn for the first time this year, mowed the piece I share with my neighbour, swept up behind me and picked up some litter that was blowing around. Good Deeds received, whilst I went out to work this morning my lovely children cleaned my house and put the washing out to dry, such a great thing to come home to.

Spent the evening visiting loads of bloggers taking part in the A to Z challenge in what felt like a blogathon of it’s own.

April 9th – Still busy visiting other bloggers on the A to Z Challenge. Had time to pick up some litter which had blown my way when I went out to my car.

April 10th – A lovely day and we headed for the park for some cricket practise, whilst there we found a good condition cricket ball whilst hunting through the undergrowth for our own ball, we picked up a base cone left by others and put it to good use, and we picked up some litter and popped it in the bin to leave the park looking lovely for other users.

April 11th – Agreed to read and review Johnny Nothing by Ian Probert, look out for it’s review on my blog in the back end of May. Still working my way around the A to Z tour, there are so many people blogging about so many different things, amazing!

April 12th – Went to work this morning on a non work day, to catch up on lots of filing. I’ve been itching to give the place a good clean (we work in an old Granary, think barn with dirt and dust and untidy farmers!) So I attacked the place with duster and brush creating clouds of dust (cough, cough) and I filled the rubbish bins, I live far enough away that I can’t hear them shouting about my housework, but I left the bins incase they need to retrieve anything. I’ll empty them next week!

Have been talking to author Lizzie Lamb (Letter B for Boot Camp Bride on the A to Z Tour) about reading and reviewing some of her work and perhaps being a guest on her blog after the A to Z tour has finished.

One last SUPER DOOPER deed today, I’ve just posted about Operation Mallory, a group of very kind people have been working behind the scenes to re-launch books my author Stephen C Spencer who has cancer. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE go to my post read it, share it and if possible get involved with the promotion of his books. You never know what the future holds and one day it might be you in need. http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-55W

April A to Z Challenge Round up of letters A – K

The 2014 April A to Z Challenge, has now been going for two weeks, with well over 2000 bloggers taking part this year it is an awesome tour to get involved in. If you’ve not heard about it or want to know who’s taking part, nip over to the April AtoZ Challenge website after you’ve read this post.

My own tour is set around the theme of books, here are a list of books and authors who have featured so far on this tour.

A – A World Apart by Camelia Miron Skiba http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4yA

B –  Boot Camp Bride by Lizzie Lanb http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4yy

C – Coronado’s Treasure by Randy Mixter http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4yw

D – Derek’s Revenge and the Derek series by Mac Black http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4yq

E – Everlasting by Candace Knoebel. http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4yn

F – Finding the Right Time by Stephanie Hurt http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4yl

G – The Georgie Connelly Series by E.L. Lindley http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4yi

H – Hidden Heart by Camelia Miron Skiba http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4yg

I – The Imdaland Series by Rebecca Etherington http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4ye

J – Jaded by Kristy Feltenberger Gillespie http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4yb

K – The Bench by Sue Koenig http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4xb

All through the tour we’re asking readers to leave as many comments as possible on blogs, all supportive comments are much appreciated, thank you.

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