Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Early Release! ~ An Unpredictable Life, by Elaine White

New Release



Newly released, a little earlier than plan, An Unpredictable Life is already making a splash!

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"AN UNPREDICTABLE LIFE is a memoir of Elaine White's struggle with cancer as a teen. 

This book was a 2014 Watty Award winner on WattPad! 

I was diagnosed with Cancer a week before my 16th Birthday. I had Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and had to undergo Chemotherapy and a Stem Cell transplant, back in 2003. My whole life changed. I wrote this book when I was 17, when all my treatment was over, to catalogue everything I had learned and experienced. I had no information about Cancer during my treatment; it was all aimed at adults and I was a teenager who didn't understand most of what happened. So I wrote this book. I was a teenager when I wrote, when I had Cancer and I wanted this to be an information, honest account of what it was really like to have Cancer and go through the treatment....from a teenager's perspective."

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Ranking

*Rankings are correct, as of 29th June*

UK

#110,029 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)


US

#393,871 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR



Elaine White grew up in a small town on the east coast of Scotland. She is an author of paranormal romance, crime and MM romance.

Fighting cancer in her early teens taught her that life is short and dreams should be pursued. She lives vicariously through her independent, and often hellion characters, while living comfortably at home with a pack of wolves cleverly disguised as one standard poodle.

A self-professed geek, Elaine has fallen in love with the research linked with her novels. The more obscure the better. She has recently delved into reading and writing MM romance/erotica and is now a happy addict of the genre.

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CONTACT THE AUTHOR



You can also follow Elaine White on the following sites -

Facebook          Twitter          Goodreads          Pinterest

LinkedIn          Google +1            Blog          Wattpad

Website          YouTube

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Romance, Done Right - Part 2

Here's part 2 of how to do romance, without having to submit to 'sexy' or 'inappropriate' lengths, for the YA market. It's so hard to find that fine line, between not enough and too much. Sometimes, subtlety is key. And, sometimes, you can say more with a look than with words.

Here at Write More Publications, we believe in the tradition romance. Something cute, romantic, sweet, and a little like Disney...so here's some of the most romantic moments in Young Adult movies, done right.

WARNING! Tissues may be required, for some, if not all, videos. Some movies are not suitable for YA, but the clips are.

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Letters to Juliet


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Penelope


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The Lake House


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Transformers


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The Mummy


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27 Dresses


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Maleficent


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Despicable Me 2


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The Wedding Planner


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Phenomenon


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Avatar


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Practical Magic


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Stardust


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Lord of the Rings


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Friday, June 26, 2015

Author Interview: Stephanie Greenhalgh

Today, we'll be getting to know Stephanie a little better. She currently has one novel with WMP and features in an anthology.

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1. Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

As a reader, I used to be very genre centered, always reading the same authors over and over. However once I started writing, I expanded my horizons. Now, I like to read as many different authors as possible. BUT if I had to choose one, it would have to be J.K. Rowling. I admire her on a multitude of levels, not just as a writer, but also as a human being.

2. What was the hardest part of writing your book?

Getting people to read it is the hardest part! As for the writing process, the editing is hardest for me. I much prefer the chaos of the creative versus the finite of perfecting. But it’s all moot when life is hectic. Sometimes, just finding the time to sit and write is the hugest obstacle.

3. If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?

Currently, teaching elementary school affords me the luxuries of life (food, shelter, things) at the moment, and I truly enjoy that aspect of my life. However, I can also run a restaurant (host, wait, bartend, manage), and I was pretty darn good at it.

4. What are you writing at the moment?

Nothing new. I’m editing the Ruby Hood sequel, “The Twistedly True Guardian Tale”, at the moment. I have several plot bunnies lurking in the corners of my mind, and hope to find some time to devote to them soon.

5. What are you reading?

“American Sniper” by Chris Kyle, “Midnight Raven” by Becca Boucher and “The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” by Stieg Larson

6. How do you get past writers block?

Oddly enough, vacuuming does it every time...and I HATE to vacuum...the conundrum that is life. Running, yoga, walking my dogs, wine or writing (anything...an email, blog, note to a friend) also help me find my way back to the creative.

7. What is your writing environment like?

I commandeered one of the extra rooms in the house then made it as peaceful and inspiring as I could. My writing room is littered it with pictures, books, knick knacks and plants, while sunlight streams through the shutters. A killer playlist and my scensy pot add the perfect finishing touches. It’s my very own little rabbit hole.


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Thank you so much for reading! If you haven’t had a chance to read my first book, The Twistedly True Tale of Ruby Hood, it’s only $.99 on Amazon! You can also find me in a variety of places:

http://www.stephaniegreenhalgh.com/

https://www.facebook.com/stephaniegreenhalghauthor

http://www.stephaniegreenhalgh.blogspot.com/

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Enjoy your summer. Happy Reading (whatever it may be)!

~Stephanie Greenhalgh

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Throwback Thursdays: Destined Oracle

This week, we're delving back to 2013 and J.G. Martinez' first novel 'Destined Oracle'.

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"With evil corrupting even the ranks of angels, the one to save the world doesn't know of what she is capable.
At three years old, her Mother hid her in the human world from the realm of magic and from those who wished to thwart her destiny. After her last remaining relative on her father's side passes away, her mother decided to return her daughter to the magic world where she belongs. With the forces of evil building an army, will Savina find the power and strength to do what she was born to do? Or will the forces of evil finish what it began years before and destroy her?"

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You can keep up with J.G. Martinez here:

Facebook          Twitter         Goodreads

And can purchase 'Destined Oracle' on these sites:

Amazon          Smashwords          Barnes and Noble

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Romance, Done Right

I was talking to someone recently, about how romance is tackled in the YA genre. Far too many people, nowadays, think that YA means that you either have to talk down to your audience or treat them as grown ups. Personally, I've read too many books that were billed as 'young adult', that contain at least 1 if not more sexually explicit scene. For some reason, there are some authors who think that 'romance' translates into 'sex' or 'sexy'. It doesn't.

Sometimes, subtlety is key. And, sometimes, you can say more with a look than with words.

Here at Write More Publications, we believe in the tradition romance. Something cute, romantic, sweet, and a little like Disney...so here's some of the most romantic moments in Young Adult movies, done right.

WARNING! Tissues may be required, for some, if not all, videos. Some movies are not suitable for YA, but the clips are.

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That FINALLY! moment, in Harry Potter.


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Lady and the Tramp


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Anastasia


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A Walk to Remember

(I LOVE this movie, so there may be more than one clip. ;) )


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Love, Actually


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A Walk to Remember


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10 Things I Hate About You


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The Wedding Singer


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Wall-E


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UP


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The Princess Bride


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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Author Interview: Elaine White

Today, we'll be getting to know Elaine a little better. She currently has three novels with WMP and features in two anthologies.

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  1. When and why did you begin writing?

I think I've always been a writer, at heart, but it became more of a focus when I was in high school. About the age of fourteen, my English teacher made a real impact with me, when it came to writing. He gave us assignments that, unlike my other school work, I actually enjoyed and found inspiring. Then, the more I enjoyed it, the more I got more ideas for stories of my own.

  1. What inspired you to write your first book?

I started off with Angel fan-fiction (from the Buffy TV show) and wrote about him, back in the 1400's. But I found I didn't like writing about someone else's character, so I turned the 'Angel' character into Damian, from my Secrets of Avelina Chronicles. The only scene I ever wrote for the fan-fic, became a prominent scene in the second book of the series, involving Catalina. From there, it just took off.

  1. How did you come up with the title?

Runaway Girl just seemed a given. There was this girl, Amelia, whose only wish was to run away from her home, her overbearing father and the expectation of marrying Damian. But, the more I wrote it, the more Amelia went from sensitive victim to vicious bad-girl. Either way, the title seemed to fit.
The series was a little different. It was originally called Heroology, as in the history of heroes. But it became a little difficult when it came to publication. It looked silly and if you cut one of the 'o's then the word took on a whole different meaning that, if I remember correctly, referred to comic books. It was better to scrap that idea and start something new. The town they live in is called Avelina and the Chronicles part seemed obvious, so I just had to figure out how to combine the two. It was actually my mum who came up with 'The Secrets of Avelina Chronicles' as a whole.

  1. Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Just that you should never underestimate yourself or others. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes; they can be all ages, they can be a hero for different reasons. There's a hero inside all of us, if we just have the compassion and the understanding to let it out.

  1. Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

Mostly it's just fiction. I don't know any vampires or werewolves or witches, but the unrequited crushes, the longing to escape → I've felt those before. I guess there will always be a little part of me and my experiences in all my characters, but I try to make sure they're all individuals as well.

  1. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

Always. There's always one spelling mistake, one grammar issue, one silly little run-on sentence that I've missed during editing. I have two great editors, but we're all human and we all miss things. Most of it is my fault, because I wrote The Secrets of Avelina ten years ago and although I've edited it a dozen times since then, I'm always learning. With each new book that comes out, I hone my writing craft a little more. So I think there will always be something I'll want to change in all of my books.

  1. Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

I'm a massive fan of Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, Christine Feehan...there are so many, but I think my favourite that I go back to, time and again, has to be Elizabeth Peters. She writes under three different names, but she's an archaeologist at heart, which was my dream job, growing up.
Elizabeth Peters had a series of crime novels called the Amelia Peabody collection. I love Amelia as a main character; she's fiery, feisty, independent and this is all in the days when Women's Sufferage was barely an idea. The series is about 20 books long and is a family saga. It starts with her meeting Radcliffe Emerson, the best and most amazing Alpha male I've ever read. Throughout the books, they marry, have kids, get into trouble left, right and center, but they do it all together. Every book has an archaeologically focused crime and basically, the series encompasses my three favourite things in life: romance, crime and archaeology.

  1. Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?

No. That's the simple answer. The long, complicated answer is that I'm disabled and have a lot of health issues, so even if travelling were an option, for promoting my book or doing signings, it would be a hit or miss as to whether I was well enough to go through with it, on the day. I couldn't bear to promise something and then have to back out, disappointing everyone, but I also know that I get really quiet and struggle to maintain focus on conversations or what's going on around me, when I'm not well. It wouldn't be fair on anyone to give them a half-hearted event.

  1. Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular image/artwork?

Theresa does all my WMP covers and I love her. We seem to click on a level where she knows exactly what I want and how I like things, without having to talk it over first. We share ideas, we brainstorm for concepts and we both have the same taste in pictures, so it's so easy to work with her.
The cover for Runaway Girl took a while to decide on, because I was new to the whole thing. I didn't have a picture in my mind of what I wanted, so mostly Theresa and I scoured through Shutterstock for vampire related pictures. When I found the image, of the girl with the mask, it was so perfect that we both agreed on it right away.
The cover for Reckless Abandon was easier. I've known Liam Somerville, the photographer, since school and when he started up his own business, I took a look at his site. He had this perfect picture just sitting there. So I contacted him, asked if we could use it, he asked the model Liam Hudson and we all agreed to go ahead with it.
The cover for Vairi's Revenge, the next book in the series was harder. I knew I wanted something with red, for the blood, something that said vampire, but also said brutal, violence and revenge. I had a stash of a lot of different pictures, so that over time I could weed out the ones I got bored with looking at. I love the one we chose, in the end. It's perfect.
The cover for The Alpha and the Oracle was easy, too. I saw the picture of the girl and I knew it was perfect, but after talking it over with Theresa, we had 2 choices for the male. I chose which one fitted Milo better, we both agreed on the girl and the wolf and I had no idea how it would turn out. Theresa made a few samples and they were all spot on. All we had to do was pick the best one.

  1. What was the hardest part of writing your book?

Hmm…the hardest part of writing The Secrets of Avelina was the editing. I wrote it so long ago that I was just a naïve teenager with no idea how to write or edit properly. Editing that is taking a long time, to make it something I'm happy to publish.
The hardest part of The Belesone Pack was finishing it. I got so immersed in the characters that it was hard to stop writing about them. Choosing where to end it, as well, was really difficult. They had so many stories to tell that I could easily have gone on and on.

  1. If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?

In a dream world, were I have no disabilities, I'd be travelling the world, doing archaeology. In real life, I'd be working at a bookstore. I love books.

  1. What are you writing at the moment?

I'm currently writing a follow-up trilogy to The Belesone Pack. It will be called The Angelus Diaries and will revolve around the same characters from The Belesone Pack, but years after those events. It will also involve some new main characters.

  1. What are you reading?

Perhaps the most annoying book I've ever read. The story is good, but I hate the main character so much that I almost can't believe it. It's called A Secret to Keep, by Railyn Stone and it's a review for a blog tour. I'm currently undecided as to whether to give it a 4-5 star rating, because I feel so strongly about the characters, or whether to give it 2-3 because that reaction is so negative. I have to finish the book first.

  1. How do you get past writers block or distractions like the internet?


I don't. LOL. I'm terrible for getting distracted. Right now, I should be writing and eating, or one then the other, but I'm doing this instead. And when I'm done, I'll probably get distracted by something else.
Typically, writers block is a curse for me. I have to move on to another story, read someone else's book or edit an old book, to get past it. I have to move away from the story that's giving me issues, until I feel like writing it again, or else everything I write it just nonsense and has to be edited out anyway.

  1. Are there certain characters you would like to go back to, or is there a theme or idea you’d love to work with?

I'd love to write a horror story or a crime story. I have ideas for both, but they're nowhere near ready for working on yet. I have a crime series, about eleven books, but they need some serious editing and possibly some rewrites, before I can even think of submitting them anywhere.

  1. Light side or dark side?

Dark. We all have a dark side and it's always more interesting.

  1. Vanilla or Chocolate?

I would say chocolate, but because of health issues I'm not allowed either Vanilla or Chocolate, so how about…gummy bears? LOL.

  1. If your book were made into a movie, who do you picture playing each characters part?

Oh, this is easy. Here's my cast for The Secrets of Avelina Chronicles:


And here's my cast for The Belesone Pack:


  1. What is your writing environment like? Do you write with a pen and paper, or on a computer? Do you need quiet, or music in the background? Do you have a pet who gets in on the act?

I have my favourite chair: it's an electric recliner with a foot rest, so that I'm comfortable. I have a table next to me for snacks and drinks. I write only on the laptop, though I will occasionally write notes on paper, though I don't like to, because I'm more likely to lose them. I need absolute silence: no TV, no music, no one talking to me, or else everything I write needs an even more intense edit than usual. We do have a dog, Bracken, but he's good as gold. He'll need out or want to play, but he's a big baby, so he mostly sleeps. And he's a Standard Poodle, so there's no getting up on my knee.

  1. What’s the most amusing thing that’s happened to you while you were writing this story?

Probably not so much amusing as interesting. We were away in Oban for the week, when I started writing The Belesone Pack and I churned out the entire first book 'The Alpha and the Oracle' during that week. It's the first and only time I've ever done that. Obviously, it needed a lot of editing and about 3 new chapters, by the time I'd finished my first edit, but it was pretty cool to know I had the story to set in my mind.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Review Spotlight: All WMP Books

We're going to celebrate the reviewers who have taken the time and care to read and review our WMP books.

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Hunting the Moon


"I really enjoyed how the author used places around where she lived along with local legends to develop the plot for the story. The use of Celtic lore also aided in the development and was twisted into the plot and gave a deeper meaning to the overall storyline."

"This read was beyond creepy and packed full of suspense. I loved that about it. Know what else I loved? The romance. It was sweet and the attraction was instant. Daemon and Lilly make one hell of a team. And together they set off to find out why her husband’s ghost is back. Even if it costs them their lives."

"I really enjoyed this story, very suspenseful, intense, a lot of action. What do you do when you are being haunted, by your husband? Become more depressed naturally.
What do you do when you are being threatened by a ghost and not knowing why? Fight back.
Two people drawn together and not knowing why is just part of the suspense. A romantic tale of two people who are lost emotionally, and are brought together. The pull is so overwhelming, one wants to protect, while the other can't seem to function without the other."

"It was really a great story of love, romance, mystery, religion of old and new. Loved the history, fables, and stories built into this. Different and I enjoyed reading it"

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Destined Oracle


"This book drew me in so quickly! After the first couple of chapters, I couldn't put it down. The story was so exciting, with the perfect combination of beautiful romance, suspense, action, and fun!"

"This debut YA novel by J.G. Martinez has everything: good, evil, tragedy, love, twist, turns and (my favorite) magic!"

"The author certainly made this book very interesting by putting a great twist on what we know to be both mythical and magical. This was written well and flowed at a steady pace."

"Made me Laugh and Cry, made me get into trouble at work cos I couldn't stop reading and went over my Tea/Lunch Breaks."

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The Butterfly Who Didn't Want to Fly


"I love the fact that a mother and son wrote this book together. The illustrations are just lovely. It is a short and simple tale of overcoming fears and rising to the occasion. I think that young children will relate to the character's fears and also respond to the colorful pictures. Great first effort for this mother-son writing team!"

"The story had a beautiful way of teaching kids an important lesson in life, without making it feel that way. A book to enjoy no matter what your age."

"This was a beautifully illustrated and heartwarming story of overcoming fears! Children will relate to the themes of friendship and the satisfaction of realizing dreams."

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Star


"Star-- by Theresa Oliver, isn't just a regular novel inspired by Vampires-- it is much more."

"This book is fast paced, good humoured, and historical. If you are into the revolutionary war, and thirst for blood, this book is for you. Recommended for Young adult readers--"

"Fast paced and entertaining."

"I thoroughly enjoyed this book it kept me guessing. I love the characters, I especially love Rick the protective yet fun father figure. I highly recommend this book its not your ordinary vampire story."

"This book is an action filled, vampire romance, told from the point of view of a vampire. The vampire qualities follow quite closely to other current vampire books, so it's easy to feel akin to them. I love the deep emotions felt in this book, and the great friendships that are depicted. There is plenty of action in this book, which makes the book flow nicely, and makes it difficult to put down. I look forward to more books with this cast of lovable characters!"

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My Haunting Love


"I love that this heroine is deaf. The YA genre is loaded with strong female characters, beyond strong, often imbued with physical ability and powers beyond the norm. To read a story where that is turned around and the main character has a disability is wonderfully refreshing. Feminine strength comes in many forms, and it was a pleasure getting to know Calista."

"It’s been a while since I’ve read a true YA book and, to be honest, I didn’t think I would like it that much. I was wrong. It wasn’t long until this story hooked me in and as I was approaching the end, I couldn’t put it down. But I think the best thing was that I wasn’t sure how it would finish."

"With a romance surrounded in mystery and suspense this is a well written entertaining story and would be a good addition to any paranormal romance lovers bookshelf."

"MY HAUNTING LOVE is full of spine tingling suspense and even has a bit of romance. Not your usual romance but ghostly romance! And that is what makes this story different from a lot out there and fun to read. MY HAUNTING LOVE is a great YA read but I am almost positive any age (YA and older) will love it. Need a different paranormal romance? Then this one is for you."

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Runaway Girl


"Elaine White has woven an interesting and original tale of family, betrayal, love and friendship. I enjoyed this story and look forward to journey were Elaine White will take us next."

"Thee are many shocking revelations and unexpected twists and turns which make it a real page turner and it grabbed my attention and kept a firm hold on it till the end.
The different POVs really made it easier for me to connect to different characters and experience their emotions more accurately.
A great and must read for ya all so go and garv your copy and enjoy the ride folks!"

"Elaine White has crafted an interesting and complex plot line with original characters and a unique storyline that will definitely keep you on your toes. "

"I know most Paranormal world you have to know how there world works in this story it was to the point and then full action from there in till the end.I really liked this book. If you love romance, and Vampires and Paranormal grab this book and check it out you won't regret it."

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Cambria


"Cambria is a beautiful story that weaves so many of the fantastic fantasy themes together and produces a page-turning book I didn't want to put down!"

"I could really get into this book, and all the details made it feel very real. I was hooked from the beginning!"

"The book feeds your imagination and makes it so easy to picture in your mind what is happening. Especially the action scenes. I found myself reading even faster just so I could get to the next part. A thoroughly enjoyable read that will keep you reading until the end! Can't wait for book 2!!"

"OMG I could go on and on about this wonderful book. Please please read it. I have to say towards the end i felt a lump in my throat.
I'm not going to Spoil things for you but this book is a MUST read. When I finished it today I was down because I wanted to know more. So guess what i'll be doing I'm going to purchase the next book. "

"Cambria was a smart, sweet, and adventurous read all in one. I enjoyed the story, and was brought back to the days of when my dad would tell us stories of princesses, knights, and castles when we were growing up. It was easy to read and left you with a warm feeling at the end."

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Remembering Zane


"Remembering Zane is a novella about two High School friends that went seperate ways and reconnect years later under heart-breaking circumstances. What follows is a wonderful, emotional love story that demonstrates how fate can lead two people together, even in tragedy."

"I immediately became captivated by the author's writing style: airy, sensual and detail oriented. I love details, and Remembering Zane did not disappoint."

"Wow- so much in such a short read. !! I loved it !!! Sigh - "

"The great thing about Wilsoncroft's books is they target everyday people. With each of her books you get something new and different...not the same old-same old you read all the time. So do me a favor and check out her books over on goodreads then pick one up today to read."

"I have said this before about this book, but I will say it again; this is the hardest book for me to review. I love this story so much it is difficult for me to talk about it without giving too much away. Ms. Wilsoncroft grabbed this reader from page one and reluctantly released me at the end. I laughed, cried, and just plain loved this book."

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Impassioned



"Sadly, I can't really comment on the really juice parts of the story because it should really be a surprise. If I start commenting on the brilliant stuff, then I'll be ruining it for you guys. I will say that I was so engrossed that I stayed up all night to read it. I literally couldn't put it down. But what I really loved, what was that sometimes we, the reader, were just as clueless about what was going on as Jessie is, concerning what is real and what isn't. I think that is a stroke of genius.
A highly addictive read."

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Fat Chances


"If you haven’t read any of Wilsoncroft’s books…get to it. What are you waiting for? Her books are real and I am almost sure you will love them as much as I do."

"J.S. Wilsoncroft has a knack for writing very realistic and believable characters. There is a great line toward the beginning in which Annie is talking about escaping and getting into the 'real world' where she'd be with people that had their own problems and wouldn't worry so much about hassling her for having her own.
I think a lot of us fall into that trap at some point in time, and as the mother of two teenage girls I see it first hand. School can be a nightmare and other kids,especially other girls, can be cruel. Many of us become fixated on one thing about ourselves and believe if we can just fix that one thing, or get away from that one thing, then all of our problems are solved. In Fat Chances, Annie begins to understand that her biggest problem isn't her weight or even other people, it's her own lack of self worth and that's something she can't escape."

"Oh my goodness, I've just finished this and I have a huge smile on my face.
I LOVED this story!"

"This book promotes building self esteem in big girls and shows them that they are still beautiful inside and out and deserve to be loved. J.S. Wilsoncroft, did not sugar coat the story when it comes to certain scenes in the book, she lays it out straight and tackles the everyday problems head on."

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Novel Hearts


"I'm a huge sucker for romance and all that is couples and love. The stories were all great, heartfelt and I found myself smiling through them as I turned the pages."

"This book will appeal to all romantics (and many cynics), it’s got plenty of great characters to connect with and keep those pages turning!"

"As a whole, this book is great. There is a story for everyone. For those interested in paranormal, horror and light romance, for those who just don’t care as long as it’s sweet and romantic."

"I feel in love with each and every character from the feisty and strong willed Ruby Hood to the self doubting and lovable Annie(Fat Chance my Love). Every story in between will hold your attention and leave you wanting more."

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Angels Among Us


"A wonderfully inspirational book by not just one but several great authors. I won this book in a giveaway and planned on just passing it on to a friend of mine but after reading it I just had to keep it! Wonderful job to all the authors!"

"Great anthology, full of heart and meaning! My personal favourite was Kim's, "Christmas." Girl, you've hooked me for anymore of your publications! I couldn't get enough of that story alone. "

"With authors from three different countries, and various ages, each story was unique from the rest and there was something for everyone. There were stories of guardian angels, and humans employed by heaven to work on Earth. Many of the stories were truly inspirational and give hope to the reader. I highly recommend it!"

"Regardless of your preferred genre, there is something in this book for you."

"It made me look back on things that have happened in my own life and made me wonder maybe I had a Guardian Angel who looked after me when I was in a car crash. 
The stories are fantastic. Gives you an idea or even a strong feeling of what happens to you and when is really looking out for you when something bad happens and you make it through."

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Thou Shalt Not Kill


"This book grabbed me from page one! I really could not stop turning the pages. The love and faith throughout this book made me feel warm inside."

"Wow this book has it all from action to romance to adventure. When I first started this book I didn't know what to expect but It had me from the first chapter, then it was BAM just none stop!"

"Action from start to finish. Faith and love throughout the book. New found friendships formed from a bad situation. Kids fighting for their freedom, family, friends, their whole way of life. Its an amazing book. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that likes a bit of action and romance all rolled into one. Many thanks to Theresa Oliver for giving me the chance to read."

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The Christmas Cottage


"It really makes You think. I had never read anything from Theresa Oliver before and I found it very good and enjoyable."

"I found it the perfect indulgence with a cup of coffee the other morning before the kids woke up. It's simplicity was welcome, and it's message one that never gets old."

"Oliver reminds us that our life does not belong to us alone. We impact and matter to the world at large. Whether we recognize it or not. And yes, we are not alone even in our darkest hour. I highly recommend this one to give yourself a little spiritual pep talk to get over that last hurdle to the new year."

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The Twistedly True Tale of Ruby Hood


"All in all I really enjoyed this book and I'm thinking it has opened my eyes to the possibilities that a ya paranormal book has to offer…I can't wait to see what happens next…assuming there is a next! Oh gosh! I hope there's a next!"

"There was quite a bit of wickedness in this book. The wicked step mother and the two wicked daughters. Everyone has to pick up this book and read and re-read it. It is wickedly good."

"A well written fantastic take on the story of Little Red Riding Hood. The story is original, even though it has inferences to the old fairy tale. I really liked Ruby, she is wise for her young (17 years) age. I also liked the suspense and action. Those who love dark fairy tales will enjoy The Twistedly True Tale of Ruby Hood."

"I LOVED all the cross references and the innuendoes in this story! It's about a 17 yr old teenager by the name of Ruby Hood, that comes into her powers as Guardian of the Woods due to tragedy and fate. 
I LOVED the reference of her having to go "over the river and thru the wood" to see her grandmother! Every time I read that in the story I had to pause and snicker as it was so cliché, but the author actually made it work!"

"I was expecting a fairy tale. Well I got that and so much more! It falls easily into the paranormal genre... I can even see it as a romance or mystery. It takes talent to take a story that has been told so many different ways already and put a fresh hip spin on it! I couldn't quit turning the pages to see what happened next!"

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The Awakening of Agnostos


"This was a terrific read from page one. There aren't enough contemporary authors writing about the Greek myths in my opinion and Jennifer Paquette and Nicholas Perotti have written a winner with this."

"I just finished reading this book, and it is fantastic! The story is so much fun! I don't know a lot about Greek Mythology, but I loved the way it was told here!"

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The Unfaithful Widow


"I love the high a good book brings on, and The Unfaithful Widow kept that high going long after the book was over. Read it and let me know what you think. Raise your hand when you’re done and tell me you would love to see more of these fun, amazing characters. I know I do. I love when average people get the fairy tale. And, in my opinion, Wilsoncroft wrote a perfect love story."

"The Unfaithful Widow is a romantic/comedy/mournful book that promises a few laughs, great romance, and endearing fairytale romance."

"Oh my Gawd! I just finished The Unfaithful Widow! Jamie Sue Wisoncroft. It was so intense. It was so beautifully written. All the elements of a wonderful loving story, I loved it, I laughed I cried, you never missed a beat."

"If you enjoy a character driven romance with some great twists and a lot of fun and a big dose of sexy, this book is for you! Recommended, five stars!"

"A good romance story with several twists and turns which the reader just doesn't see coming!"

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