TGIF! AND HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
There is a lot going on here today… Of course there is the Friday Blog Hop. But I am also participating in the Spread Some Indie Love blog hop. And… today is the last day to enter the MASSIVE Valentine’s Day Book / Ebook Giveaway. And another giveaway!!!
First the fill-in’s – Okay, you know the deal – Each week, I list four statements with a blank for you to fill in on your own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to me firstname.lastname@example.org .
If I use them, I will add you as co-host to the hop! This week there are two co-hosts is Gilligan & MaryAnn from Gilligan & MaryAnn’s Desert Island (first two) and T.B. MARKINSON from Making your Mark (second two).
- Valentines is day of the year for ________/li>
- Since Valentines is a sign of ______ I_________
- ____ with ____ is a great way to _____
- Sometimes I ____ when I ____
- Valentines is A SAD day of the year for MANY PEOPLE BECAUSE REAL LIFE NEVER LIVES UP TO THE BOOKS / MOVIES
- Since Valentines is a sign of LOVE I THINK BACK TO MY CHILDHOOD WHERE I WOULD DRAW HEARTS ALL OVER MY NOTEBOOKS
- CURLING UP BY A FIRE with THE ONE YOU LOVE is a great way to SPEND AN EVENING
- Sometimes I GET MY BEST THINKING DONE when I AM IN THE SHOWER
Before we link up – Let’s spread some indie love….and what better way to do it is introduce you to one of today’s co-hosts: TB. Markinson!
I first “met” TB this summer through Beth Ann Chiles, of It’s Just Life. Beth Ann thought that we would hit it off since we were both publishing our first books, and man, was she right! TB and I formed a fast friendship. Barely a day goes by without us emailing one another. At first we just discussed the writing and publishing process. It was wonderful to have a friend to bounce ideas off who understood exactly what I was going through. But then something happened…. We stopped just discussing reviews, rankings, blog tours and Good Reads. We starting opening up to each other and sharing about our other lives. The lives that don’t involve books. And when we did we realized how similar we both were… I think that is what is so special about Indie Authors. It is so much easier to see them as real people. They are so willing to open their hearts to readers and give help and assistance to other authors. TB is a great example of this. Her blog, Making My Mark’s focus is to highlight Indie Authors. She does reviews, she hosts author interviews, and she frequently has guest posts. I have found so many new authors through TB, and I blame her for the unrealistic size of my to be read list… speaking of books that need to be read – here are TB’s books: A Woman Lost: Available on Kindle $2.99 Elizabeth “Lizzie” Petrie has it all. She’s rich, beautiful, intelligent, and successful. None of this matters to her mom. Les-Bi-An. That’s all her mom sees. Even though Lizzie insists her mom’s antagonism does not bother her, Lizzie distances herself from her entire family. When her brother, Peter, calls her out of the blue to announce he’s getting married, Lizzie’s entire life changes drastically. Peter’s fiancée wants to bring the lesbian outcast back into the family. Will this desire cause Lizzie to lose everything dear to her? Sarah, Lizzie’s girlfriend, is ecstatic about this change in Lizzie’s personal life. Sarah, the hopeless romantic, wants it all, including settling down with the fiercely independent Lizzie. Can Lizzie be tamed? And can she survive her family and all of their secrets? Marionette Available on Kindle $2.99 Paige Alexander is seventeen and has her whole life in front of her. One day her girlfriend comes home to discover that Paige has slit her wrists. Paige isn’t insane, but she acts like she is. Why? After the incident, Paige agrees to go to therapy to appease her girlfriend, Jess. However, Paige doesn’t believe that therapy will help her. She believes she’s beyond help. Paige doesn’t want to find herself and she doesn’t want to relive her painful past in order to come to terms with it. What Paige wants is control over her life, which she hasn’t had since her birth. During her childhood, Paige is blamed for a family tragedy, when in fact, her twin sister, Abbie was responsible. Abbie doesn’t come forward and Paige becomes the pariah of the family. To add to Paige’s woes, while attending a college in a small town in Colorado, the residents are in the midst of debating whether or not gays and lesbians should have equal rights. Tension is high and there’s a threat of violence. She isn’t out of the closet and pretends to be straight at school since she fears what will happen if her parents find out she’s a lesbian. Will she end up dead like her best friend, Alex? LINKY FOR THE FRIDAY BLOG HOP
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