A Read Aloud from my book, Malachi, Ruse Master #IARTG #RRBC

In these quarantine days of COVID-19, one must come up with ways to pass the time.  So, I decided to do a video read aloud of an intriguing excerpt from my latest book, Malachi, Ruse Master.  

Malachi, a college dropout, tells his story of intrigue, adventure, and a curious job in this cross-genre novel. This book intersects with characters from Undercurrents in Time in the Detours in Time series.

**BTW, I am not a professional videographer, but I had great fun doing this video, to include unplanned cameos of family members. 

You can learn more about Malachi, Ruse Master or get your copy in Kindle format, Kindle Unlimited, or paperback at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086VYJYZX

Holiday Train “Book Trailer” Block Party Invite! #RRBC #scifi #booktrailer

Join us from the comfort of your own home to watch videos that spread the news of new books, while earning the chance to win prizes daily!

Leave on the fuzzy slippers and let your hair go!  All you need to do is view the posted book trailer video on Youtube, like and leave a comment, and share on social media to get entered into the prize drawing.

I’m happy to say, today’s Book trailer video is based on my latest sci-fi novel, Detours in Time, which was just released this summer!  Today, December 10th, visit this link below and view my book trailer,  give it a like, and leave a comment, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to receive one of my Kindle e-books, free! On a side note, this book is available in paperback as well, should you decide you know someone who would love to receive it as a gift.

 

 

What’s even better is that you can join the Block Party online all through December!  Go to https://ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com/rrbcs-holiday-train-book-trailer-block-party/ to find out which author’s Book trailer is showing that day.  There you will find a link to their video.  Remember after watching it to like and leave a comment (this is what qualifies you for a drawing).  You may even find a book you can’t miss reading!

From “Block Party” Rules and Procedures:

*Each time a Block Party Participant or visitor leaves a comment on a YouTube trailer stop, his/her name will be entered into the drawing for our Grand Prizes at the end of the tour; 

*Each time a visitor or Participant leaves a comment on a YouTube trailer stop, his/her name will be entered into the drawings for DAILY PRIZES at each stop

Comments will be collected at each trailer stop by 12 midnight, CST, (at the close of each day) and winners will be announced the very next day!  Winners of the GRAND PRIZES will be announced on January 12, 2017.   (Daily Giveaways are open to the general public).

Q is for Queue. #AtoZChallenge

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I’m tired, and I’ve got so much going on. So, let’s depart from my usual post, and I’ll share with you my recent music queue.

Coldplay -Paradise
Moby -18 or
Moby -Hotels
Mumford and Sons -That album w/ Lionheart
The Lumineers -Ophelia, Angela, or Cleopatra
Ed Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes -Home. *I mostly pull this one up on YouTube when I’m at home. I can’t take my eyes off the lead singer and the love in his eyes for his music, or his leading lady, or his life which looks like one huge Kumbaya fest, just with better music. By the way, I think I’m overdue for a Kumbaya fest. You know, an all day music festival where no work is allowed, ALL DAY. Well, maybe not this month. 🙂

**The AtoZ Challenge theme for my blog is “Who I am.” Yes, it’s wide open.  In April, I will blog from A to Z to include little tidbits about me, poems I’ll share, and stories. Each day I will write something based on the next letter in the alphabet.  It’s been fun so far, yet it has really given me a chance to pause for reflection as well.

Want to know more about the A-Z blog challenge?  Visit http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com

The Author’s Trail Part Deux #indiewriter

LocalAuthor17308860_1868921530017819_1030597615583708958_n (2)  Made for Me by Pamela Schloesser Canepa.

I did it!  I got my self-published book, Made for Me, a sci-fi romance, on the bookshelf at a local independent bookstore!  It is pictured with the manager, well, his arm.  He said I could post the photo on Facebook, but I didn’t tell him it would be all over the web.   So I’ve cropped this one. At any rate, I thought it would get tiring just posting photos of myself with my book and I’m trying to catch various other people with it.  But, I digress.

Made for Me is now on the Local Author shelf at The Book Nook in Jacksonville, Florida, Lakewood area!  Next stop, well I’m working on that, and I need to do more research on our other indie bookstores and maybe even Barnes and Noble.  However, this is a step up and it took some nerve to market myself, make that call, and just go in there.  Yet, I did it!  The manager was very nice and friendly and explained their consignment process.  So, this is a first in many other steps I will take as an author.

The sci-fi romance, Made for Me, is also available for order at Amazon at the link https://www.amazon.com/Made-Me-Its-chemistry-isnt/dp/1520250215.  It sells for $6.99.  You get a deal if you spend $25 or more on books there so you won’t have to pay shipping costs.  That’s how I do it, anyway.

In other news, I have been able to get the video of my author presentation mentioned in a preview post.  It was taken on my mother’s phone and she doesn’t have a Youtube account.  Yet. I’m working on that!  I had to take some time and sign in to my Youtube account from her phone, load it, wait, then edit.  I was waiting for a day off and finally found the time.  Here it is if you’d like to see it and/or have about seven minutes to spare.

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#RRBC Holiday Train Book Trailer Party. Fun, Prizes, and a chance to help an indie author!

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Come, join the fun!  Help an independent author (that’s me) spread the news of her publication!  Welcome to the  Rave Reviews Book Club’s HOLIDAY TRAIN “BOOK TRAILER” BLOCK PARTY.  You are encouraged to participate by viewing my book trailer for my sci-fi ebook Seeing Through Sampson’s Eyes on Youtube, liking the video, and leaving a comment.

Prizes I’m giving away today, 11/24:  By commenting and interacting at my video link, you will have a chance at winning a prize.

1st place:  A $10 Amazon gift card.  This will be sent to you through e-mail.

2nd place:  A free e-book download of Seeing Through Sampson’s Eyes.  The link will be sent to you through e-mail.

Perhaps viewing the book trailer will make you interested in reading the book and sharing this news with others.  It is also possible for you to download the e-book on Amazon as a gift for a friend!

Your chance at these prizes ends at the close of the day on 11/24.  Please feel free to share this blog post today.  The more interaction on my book trailer, the better my chances in this contest and as an indie author.  Start by clicking the book trailer link below:

Link for Seeing Through Sampson’s Eyes book trailer:                                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQuKD6LUZGY&t=2s  (For a chance to win,  like and comment on this video using your Youtube account).

Amazon link to preview the e-book or download Seeing Through Sampson’s Eyes, available on Kindle Unlimited and on Kindle at 1.99 for a limited time:   http://goo.gl/nFLmqH

“An imaginative and thought-provoking read.” -Amazon reviewer

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Blurb and description:  Seeing Through Sampson’s Eyes, a futuristic sci-fi, coming of age novella, tells the tale of Abrielle and Norrie, both on a journey to find what was lost of their loved one, which quickly becomes an individual journey for each of them, with many lessons in store.  *This is the second in a series, yet also reads well as a stand-alone.

Blurb:  Who knows what secrets lie behind one’s eyes? You have no idea until you walk in their shoes. In a technologically advanced, yet socially regressing society, Norrie, daughter of Sampson and Abrielle, is about to learn what it’s like to be considered less than human. She is now twenty, curious, confident, and unstoppable. Embarking on a journey together, Norrie and Abrielle set out to discover what remains of their beloved Sampson, yet each ends up pursuing her own individual end goal. Walk with Abrielle and Norrie to see what they will find.

Booktubing, a Whole New World!

Welcome to Booktubing, a world totally new to me, where people discuss and review books on Youtube!  Despite my lack of a beautiful bookshelf, (I mostly read on Kindle) and a small room as a backdrop, I still flaunt my dog and my James Dean poster in an attempt to promote my two published e-books in a whole new way!

*The aforementioned dog, Bixby, was totally willing by the way…He always supports my writing and book promotion, by waiting for me, napping at my side to keep me company, and being ever eager to take a walk when I need some air!

*Disclaimer: I will not claim that this is the best booktube video, or even a really good one.  However, it perfectly represents my fumbling-in-the-dark approach to charting the new territory of self-publishing.  Because if I just over analyze, nothing gets done….

If you’re interesting in being a part of this or joining the Facebook group that Jay, our fellow blogger at http://ireadencyclopedias.wordpress.com/ started, where you can observe and ask questions before jumping in, go here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/906169289505790/

 

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