Monday, February 24, 2014

Sharing Goodness!

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It’s been a while since I’ve shared books. For the last four months or so I’ve been lucky enough to have the opportunity to read granola books.  What are granola books?  They are the books that leaving you feeling like a better human.  

In no particular order  (although it were in order East of Eden would be at the top--just saying:)

Flannery O’Connor's complete works      

The Essential Rumi (note I didn’t finish this book—this book is meant to be read over a lifetime)

Anne of Green Gables by L.M Montgomery

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

And East of Eden by John Steinbeck
I also read:

 The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forest. This is not necessary a Granola book but it’s definitely an apple book –naturally sweet!

Gonzo:The Life of Hunter S. Thompson -is a Double Martini book! :)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Round Two and Something New

Round two and something new - Welcome Back Margo Bond Collins!

Margo Bond Collins author of Waking up Dead has released a new book, Fairy, Texas, and I could be happier that she has arranged for Roger Bartlef (the primary antagonist of Fairy, Texas) to share with us his thoughts on Fairy, Texas and his role in that town.



Why do you think Margo Bond Collins chose  you to represent her?

Margo was driving across Texas and saw the cut-off sign for Fairy, Texas—it made her wonder why anyone would name a place “Fairy.”  And then she got the idea for an evil fairy—a cadaverous old man with mostly invisible bat-wings.

Tell us a little about yourself?

I’m a high school counselor at Fairy High School. There are rumors around school that I practice black magic. The students avoid me when they can—but often, they simply can’t. I like it that way. I’m doing what’s best for Fairy.

How old are you?

Not as old as the children think I am, but older than most of my colleagues assume.

Where do you live?

Fairy, Texas. Protecting this town and my people is all that matters to me.

What’s your favorite music?

Opera. I am particularly fond of Puccini.

What’s your biggest turn on?

Making sure that I am in charge of my people so that they are well cared for.

What your favorite ice cream flavor, chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry?

Darkest chocolate.

Do you feel the cover accurately represents you?

It accurately reflects Fairy, and some of my people—the younger set, in particular.


Fairy, Texas Blurb:

Fairy, Texas. A small town like any other.

Laney Harris didn't want to live there. When her mother remarried and moved them to a town where a date meant hanging out at the Sonic, Laney figured that "boring" would have a whole new meaning. A new stepsister who despised her and a high school where she was the only topic of gossip were bad enough. But when she met the school counselor (and his terminal bad breath), she grew suspicious. Especially since he had wings that only she could see. And then there were Josh and Mason, two gorgeous glimmering-eyed classmates whose interest in her might not be for the reasons she hoped. Not to mention that dead guy she nearly tripped over in gym class.

She was right. Boring took on an entirely new dimension in Fairy, Texas.


Buy Fairy, Texas
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About the Author

Margo Bond Collins lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, several spoiled cats, and a ridiculous turtle. She teaches college-level English courses online, though writing fiction is her first love. She enjoys reading urban fantasy and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about vampires, ghosts, zombies, werewolves, and other monsters. Fairy, Texas is her second novel. Her first novel, Waking Up Dead, came out with Solstice Shadows Publishing in October 2013. Her third novel, Legally Undead, is an urban fantasy forthcoming in 2014 from World Weaver Press.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Beth Winokur: The Willing Stone

Beth Winokur: The Willing Stone: Hello Fellow Adventure's, Today I am happy to share with the whole wide world my new series!  The Willing Stone , is the first book in The ...

The Willing Stone

Hello Fellow Adventures,

Today I am happy to share with the whole wide world my new series!  The Willing Stone, is the first book in The Adventures of Abby and Sofia series, and it's available as both a paper back and an eBook!  The Willing Stone is getting some great reviews. Please take a moment and get a copy for your favorite young reader or yourself - imagination is ageless!