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Fitness Friday: No Excuses Fitness Book Cover Reveal

As I near the completion of my book No Excuses Fitness, I’ve been experimenting with the layout of Kindle book covers. After some trial and error, and critique and feedback from some folks, I chose this as the final candidate. Final Cover What do you think? How did I do it, you ask? Here are …

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49 Days In 1988: Week 31 – First Night – Hugh’s Views & News

Many thanks to Hugh for featuring me on his blog today! This weekly feature shares accounts from his journal written in the 1980s and introduces bloggers' book project and favorite 80s songs! If you have not visited Hugh's blog yet, please stop by! Photo by Emre Gencer on Unsplash via 49 Days In 1988: Week …

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#BookRelease – Plateau: Beyond the Trees

Fellow blogger and self-published author, Tina Frisco, has re-released her popular book, Plateau: Beyond the Trees, Beyond 2012.

To celebrate the re-edit, Tina is offering the book FREE, today through July 19th. This is on my TBR and I am looking forward to reading and reviewing in the near future!

TINA FRISCO

I am pleased to announce the release of the 2nd edition of my first novel, PLATEAU.

Plateau: Beyond the Trees by Tina FriscoAvailable in both eBook and paper.

They will show in the Amazon store within 3-5 business days but are available now through the Kindle and CreateSpace stores. The old version is still showing on Amazon but will be removed.

To celebrate, the eBook will be free to download from the 15th through the 19th.
Download it HERE.

I’m so grateful to have this task behind me! It took quite a bit longer than I expected, largely due to how poorly I wrote five years ago compared with now. I decided to give the book a quick overhaul, forgetting it was not a vehicle that merely needed an oil change. And once I started, there was no turning back. I did all the formatting, which can be a nightmare. But I learned…

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Focus on Fitness | Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

Welcome to the launch of my page "Focus on Fitness!" Subscribe to Terri’s Fitness newsletter! Join “Terri’s FIT Readers” as I write my book “No Excuses Fitness”. Twice a month, I will share the latest fitness trend… Source: Focus on Fitness | Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

Book Review The Rock of Magus by Toni Pike

Book Review of Toni Pike’s The Rock of Magus

I am pleased to share my review of Toni Pike’s book, The Rock of Magus: Code Red in the Vatican, the second in the Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller series. About the Author: Toni Pike is the author of The Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series: “The Magus Covenant,” “The Rock of Magus,” and “The Magus Epiphany.” …

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore Update – Annabelle Franklin, Terri Webster Schrandt and William Savage

My eBook seems to be making the rounds thanks to authors and fellow bloggers Sally Cronin and Tina Frisco! The amazing support from other bloggers as we review and share each others’ works is unparalleled and a blessing! Please visit their blogs and see what other great books are waiting for you!

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Welcome to the first of the week’s author updates for writers in the Cafe and Bookstore. If you have a new release, offer on your books or a great review you would like to share please let me know in the comments.

First author in the spotlight today is Annabelle Franklin who has received a wonderful review on Goodreads for her children’s book Gateway to Magic.

About the book

Steven Topcliff loves gaming but doesn’t believe in fairies or magic – until tricky cousin Tracy drags him away from his game console and gets him to press a red button on a mysterious stone they find in the local park. The stone turns out to be a one-way gateway to Fairyland, where nature rules supreme and technology is banned by law.
Lost without his video games, Steven struggles to survive in this scary new world. The inhabitants are dangerous…

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My Book Review of Have Bags, Will Travel

I am pleased to share my review of Have Bags, Will Travel, written by fellow blogger and author, D.G. Kaye. About the Author Canadian D.G. Kaye is a non-fiction writer of memoirs about life experiences, matters of the heart and women's issues. She is the author of five books to date: Conflicted Hearts, Meno-What? A …

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Blog Of The Day: Introducing Terri Webster Schrandt of Second Wind Leisure

I am honored and happy to be featured today on Elena's lovely blog! I have followed Elena for over a year and also got to know her at BAM16 last year in Las Vegas. She writes about a wealth of information on how to blog, and offers a FREE Pinterest course for those wanting to …

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Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy book review

My Book Review of The Heart Stone Chronicles: Part 1, The Swamp Fairy

It is with great pleasure I share this review of The Heart Stone Chronicles: Part 1, The Swamp Fairy, by Author Colleen M. Chesebro. But first, let us go back over two years ago, when I first met Colleen in Fall 2014. Her blog was then called “Silver Threading.” She introduced readers to The Swamp …

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Author/Blogger Spotlight: Second Wind Leisure – Terri Webster Schrandt

I am more than honored to be the featured guest as the Author/Blogger spotlight on Marje’s blog! She even used one of the free photos I am offering to bloggers!

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Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to Terri Webster Schrandt, author, blogger, leisure expert. This lady knows all there is to know about spending our precious leisure time wisely and to add to her many accomplishments she has recently released an e-book entitled – Better Blogging With Photography.

Being a huge fan of photography I couldn’t agree more, there’s nothing quite like an appealing photograph to catch the readers eye. Without it, a blog post can be easily overlooked.

Why oh why didn’t I think of writing a book on this subject? Ah, I really need to get a grip….Terri, you stole this possibility from my grasp, how could you? LOL !!! It must be all that time you spend pursuing a diverse range of leisure activities – ‘windsurfing, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), camping, reading, writing, teaching, walking the dogs, traveling,’ that’s quite a list, Terri. Means you must be…

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Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – 31st January 2017 – Dragons, Strong Women, Peace, Favourite Things and a Review

Huge thank you to Sally Cronin at Smorgasbord: Variety is the Spice of Life for featuring myself and other talented bloggers on her daily post! Please take a look at book reviews and other fine posts you will find interesting! Sally is a generous blogger who features other bloggers on a regular basis!

Spotlight on #Blog Visions for 2017 ~ New Year’s Delight

So proud to be included in Tina Frisco’s New Year’s round-up. Please visit these bloggers who are self-published authors and check out their books. Happy New Year and may your 2017 be full of inspiration and blessings!

TINA FRISCO

Flower Garden by Lucie Stastkova Image courtesy of Lucie Stastkova

I’ve thought for some time now that I’d like to have a theme for my blog. Many of the blogs I follow have themes I find most enjoyable. I’ve asked several of these folks to be my guest, tell us what they envision for their blog in 2017, and include their images and links.

I want to thank all of those who responded and wish them great success in the New Year. They are listed below in alphabetical order by first name. Please visit their sites, like and follow, and perhaps download a book or two. Enjoy! 

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Allan HudsonAllan Hudson ~South Branch Scribbler

2017 will see the South Branch Scribbler hosting a variety of authors with some artists, photographers, and musicians. I have a lineup of terrific folks for the first three months of the New Year and am adding more weekly. I will be trying…

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My New Novel Is Now Available on Amazon!

My blogging friend Tina Frisco, just launched another book, Vampyrie, on Amazon! Now before you say, ” Not another vampire book,” like I almost did, take a moment to read the book’s description. Tina weaves in the Valkyries of Viking/Norse mythology to give us a new spin on the vampire legends.

Tina is a faithful blogger who takes the time to read, review and re-blog posts. Thanks, Tina, I am looking forward to reading this new book!

TINA FRISCO

I am so pleased to announce that the Kindle version of my new novel, Vampyrie: Origin of the Vampire, is now available on Amazon. CreateSpace should have it out in paper shortly.

v-cover-csI’m also very relieved! Talk about birthing a baby . . . I did most of the work myself, from formatting to cover text — not to mention writing the 388-page book.

Don’t let the title fool you. This is not your typical vampire book. I’m incapable of writing a book without a spiritual bent. Vampyrie also has a basis in science, specifically medicine.

I’ve always been intrigued by the myth of the vampire and often have wondered if the phenomenon actually could exist. My background in medicine led me to speculate about how this might have a basis in reality. If rooted in science, how might this myth come to life? The most likely answer would be as…

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