Week One – Soe and Ira #giveaway posts

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๐ŸŒŸ Julie Elizabeth Powell ๐ŸŒŸ

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I cannot ignore my dreams, so many of them, with names and places and ideas that spark my imagination and compel me to write; to create stories, whether fantasy or horror, or mystery or psychological thriller or murder or even humour and adventure. So, my garden is sown, flourishing, with all manner of growth, and still the dreams come.

Julie Elizabeth Powell, my soul lingering within my imagination; maybe you’ll join me?

Author of 25 books in a variety of genres.

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๐ŸŒŸ Samantha Rose ๐ŸŒŸ

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Samantha Rose is a part-time writer and a full-time stay at home mom of two little boys; whom has a big dream to create unearthly worlds. She is originally from the East coast of Canada, but now resides in the USA with her husband, two children, various fresh water fish and four cats — fallowing her husband around state to state during his military career.

She loves everything to do with cats, aquatic animals and chasing the idea that handsome aliens do exist somewhere out in space, where there is much beauty to behold.

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๐ŸŒŸ Miki Ward ๐ŸŒŸ

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Miki Ward is an American author who lives in Arizona. She was born in Carlsbad, NM the home of the famous Carlsbad Caverns. Writing fiction makes her very happy. She wants a world where everyone can be accepted for who they are-faults and all. She thinks she can affect her world by loving everyone. It’s a goal… her other is to be a bard!

Miki is one crazy lady who loves her family, her husband, sons and grandchildren to no end. Friends are mostly family with her.

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๐ŸŒŸ Charity Parkerson ๐ŸŒŸ

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Charity Parkerson is an award winning and multi-published author with several companies. Born with no filter from her brain to her mouth, she decided to take this odd quirk and insert it in her characters.

*Eight-time Readers’ Favorite Award Winner

*2015 Passionate Plume Award Finalist

*2013 Reviewers’ Choice Award Winner

*2012 ARRA Finalist for Favorite Paranormal Romance

*Five-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath

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๐ŸŒŸ Mercy Desimone ๐ŸŒŸ

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Youngest of 6. Voracious reader, coffee drinker, cocktail enthusiast, beauty junkie, traveler and cat mom. Self professed champagne snob, fluent in Schoolhouse Rock, small craft gin, and overall Queen of useless trivia.

My idols have always been authors, chefs and musicians. In a perfect world, I would have my own talk show where I’d invite a great chef to cook for us, my favorite musician to play for us, and we’d all sit down with one of my favorite writers for great food, music, and conversation.

Reading is fundamental. At least that’s what they told us as kids. What they didn’t tell us is that reading is an escape from the world – a journey, an exploration, an adventure, and a jumpstart into a broader world of imagination that we build for ourselves. For me, there’s nothing better than immersing myself into a world that I wish existed, whether as a reader or as a writer, and exploring what the world could be if only we had the courage to try.

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๐ŸŒŸ Melody Calder ๐ŸŒŸ

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Melody Calder is a romance author with an addiction to chocolate, books, and swearing; not necessarily in that order. Her mind is always full of interesting characters and plot twists. She secretly loves cliffhangers, but tries not to do that to her readers.

She hopes to survive the teenage years of her twins, her handsy husband, and her guinea pig that thinks it’s a turtle(you can see pictures on her Facebook page). She has an extensive collection of elephant figurines and Chewbacca toys. Her family and friends will tell you that she needs reminders for everything, especially putting the clothes in the dryer, but they love her anyway.

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๐ŸŒŸ J.E. Cluney ๐ŸŒŸ

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J.E. Cluney is a part-time author who lives on the Sunshine Coast in Australia. She spends her days writing, binging on TV shows, and reading. With a slight addiction to chocolate to fuel her midnight writing.

J.E. Cluney has many projects lined up in the reverse harem genre, and her best-selling series, ‘Corviticus University’ is only one of many

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๐ŸŒŸ Ben Ditmars ๐ŸŒŸ

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Ben is an author of gnomes, plays, poetry and more. He was first published in his college publications the Cornfield Review and KAPOW. Since then he has been featured in several online literary journals.

As a founding member, he helped start the Quillective Project with Amber Norrgard, Scott Morgan and Rob Zimmermann. Their goal is raise money for different causes. This past issue they sponsored a no-kill animal shelter called Dog and Kitty City in the Dallas Texas area.

Ben has recorded several episodes of a podcast on poetry (Lyrical Versification) with his cohost, Amber Jerome~Norrgard. Listen in on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

Currently, he lives in Marion, Ohio and works in payroll and accounting. He loves historical documentaries and all things gnome.

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๐ŸŒŸ Rozie Marshall ๐ŸŒŸ

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Rozie Marshall is a caffeine-fueled, chip junkie author with entirely too much time on her hands. She spends her days writing Paranormal Reverse Harem Novels. Her nights dreaming up steamy scenes with a multitude of men; who live only in her head, or books. She has been driven crazy by one husband, two children, and four fur babies. She loves poetry, long walks on the beach, and candlelit dinners; as long as the meds are still in her system. If the meds have worn all, for the love of sex and sin, RUN…

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๐ŸŒŸ Kaydence Snow ๐ŸŒŸ

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Kaydence Snow is an International Bestselling Author, currently living in the greatest city in the world – Melbourne.

She draws inspiration from her own overthinking, sometimes frightening imagination, and everything that makes life interesting – complicated relationships, unexpected twists, and new experiences.

She believes sarcasm is the highest form of wit and has the vocabulary of a highly educated, well-read sailor. When she’s not writing, thinking about writing, planning when she can write next, or reading other people’s writing, she loves to travel and learn new things.
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๐ŸŒŸ Amelia Oliver ๐ŸŒŸ

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Amelia K Oliver lives at the seaside in England with her husband and son, Oliver. When she’s not busy being a mum and wife, she writes. Luckily, her husband supports her 100% and helps her bring life to the characters in her head, who demands she writes their story. If there’s one thing Amelia doesn’t like it’s to choose, and neither does her fictional women. That’s why she’s writing in the reverse harem genre, where her heroines will never have to choose just one guy.

Amelia is no stranger to mental and physical health problems, so she loves writing about women who overcome struggles. Amelia is a self-proclaimed potty mouth with a naughty sense of humour. Seriously, who said “he/she said” jokes aren’t funny???

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๐ŸŒŸ Andreea Pryde ๐ŸŒŸ

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Crafting uniquely portable magic, and worlds yet to be discovered.

Originally from Romania (yes, that Romania where Dracula lives), she began her writing journey as soon as she learned to tame the wild spirits of the pen.

Even as a young child, she always conjured up stories, filling them with colorful characters and sharing them with anyone, and everyone who would listen.

Time passed, and Andreea’s worlds expanded. With every created character, with every developed world, with every word, written or typed, she got closer to her dream, taking the first step at the beginning of 2018 by publishing her first novel

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๐ŸŒŸ Maria Savva ๐ŸŒŸ

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Maria Savva lives in London. She works as a lawyer, and writes novels and short stories in various genres, including drama, psychological thriller, and family saga. Her short stories have appeared in the BestsellerBound Anthologies and she is a regular contributor to the The Mind’s Eye series of books. Maria is also a music blogger.

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๐ŸŒŸ CY Jones ๐ŸŒŸ

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CY Jones is a retired Army Veteran who lives in the suburb of South Carolina with her three children and two German Shepherds, Skittles and Raiden. In her spare time she likes to dream about different worlds and the stories the voices in her head tell her to write. When she’s not writing she’s busy chasing after her children, her dreams, and the stars.

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๐ŸŒŸ Mia Harlan ๐ŸŒŸ

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Mia Harlan writes humorous, quirky reverse harem romance. She believes in soulmates, happy books, and dreams come true. A librarian by day and author by night, Mia lives in Canada with her cat and her shifter mate.

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๐ŸŒŸ Marta Moran Bishop ๐ŸŒŸ

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Marta Moran Bishop is the product of three generations of women writers. Their legacy to her was an inquisitive mind and a joy of writing and reading. She reads to children and adults alike taking her books from children’s classes to senior centers.

Her first book, Wee Three: A Mothers Love In Verse, a children’s poetry book, illustrated by Hazel Mitchell, was a collaborative effort and a labor of love. She took the short, sweet verses her grandmother wrote in the nineteen thirty’s for her children and expanded those and added additional verses of her own.

Ms. Bishop, is a prolific and versatile writer, she currently has two children’s poetry books, Dinky: The Nurse Mare’s Foal, which is based on the true story of her rescue foal and written from his point of view and is enjoyed by both children and adults alike.

Her novel The Between Times, tells the story of a bleak world, where society consists of the poor and the rich and the poor live in squalor, with only a prophecy for hope of a better future. It has a touch of paranormal in its pages.

She has written three adult poetry books and a variety of fantasy and paranormal stories. A few of them are stories that her mother wrote over forty years ago and she finished while others are new and vibrant stories.

She states “I learned that one needed to have a plot and conversation to move the story forward from a particularly bad play I wrote at the age of six. It was the worst play ever written or performed. It was so awful my mother stopped the production after about three minutes.”

She currently lives on a small farm in Massachusetts with her husband, three horses, cats and a conure parrot named Beau. They help her remember to view the world through a child’s innocence and keep her young and imaginative.

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๐ŸŒŸ Victoria Larque ๐ŸŒŸ

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Victoria Larque has told stories since she can remember. Tall tales, one could say. Stories have always fascinated her, helped her grow, and were a means to escape.

Today, she writes Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy. Her love for the genre is rooted in the fact that she has rules to go by, but can bend and even break them if need be. She was born and raised in the wonderful country of Namibia and is now residing and working in Germany where she lives in the woods with her adorable, grumpy husband.

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๐ŸŒŸ Mila Young ๐ŸŒŸ

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Bestselling Author, Mila Young tackles everything with the zeal and bravado of the fairytale heroes she grew up reading about. She slays monsters, real and imaginary, like there’s no tomorrow. By day she rocks a keyboard as a marketing extraordinaire. At night she battles with her might pen-sword, creating fairytale retellings, and sexy ever after tales. In her spare time, she loves pretending she’s a mighty warrior, cuddling up with her cats, and devouring every fantasy tale she can get her pinkies on.

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๐ŸŒŸ Lilly Griffin ๐ŸŒŸ

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Hi! My name is Lilly Griffin. My goal is to bring you the reader a fun and enjoyable experience. It may take me a few times but I hope to get there one day. There are so many fabulous authors in the world, and I strive to be one of them someday.

My day job is in the accounting field, or bean counting if you prefer, so that may put me at a disadvantage from the word go. Time will tell! I have two wonderful children that have grown-up into loving adults. My husband has backed me the whole way on my journey into writing my first novel. Although, he does tease me mercilessly because nine times out of ten I look for books with female leads. So, I, of course, have a female lead in my first book go figure with lots of love interests, fighting, drama, and adventures.

My favorite hobby is of course to read. I have been an avid reader since I was twelve years old. I used to sneak into my mom’s room to find a book to read. I think my first book was Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey, that was when my love of fantasy was born. I have wanted to write stories since I was in the 5th grade but never had the courage until now. I hope you enjoy my first book in the Koci Hybrid Series with more to follow.

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๐ŸŒŸ Kendra Moreno ๐ŸŒŸ

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Kendra lives in Texas where the summers are scorching, and the iced tea is straight sugar. When she isn’t writing, she likes to go on real life adventures with her husband and son and hopes to one day scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef.

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๐ŸŒŸ Serena Akeroyd ๐ŸŒŸ

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Serena Akeroyd is a romanceaholic. She won’t touch a book unless she knows there’s a happy ever after at the end of it. Pathetic as it may be, because of this addiction, Serena decided to craft her own tales, stories that suit her voracious need for sexy romance. After all, a love story ain’t a lurve story without a bit of naughty!

A citizen of the world, Serena is a nomad at heart, and her novels enable her to travel the globe and all behind her computer desk. Naturally, she’d prefer the option of a private jet, but still, if wishes were horses, eh?

Always feel free to connect with Serena, she’d love to chat with her readers, as well as fellow romance addicts!

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๐ŸŒŸ Aster North ๐ŸŒŸ

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When not writing, Aster North is running the homestead with her husband. She is the mother of two kids and sometimes has to be an adoptive mom to cows and goats. Naps, cheese dip and Dr. Peppers seem to keep her alive. She also collects creative curse words, so if you have one you think is unique, feel free to drop her a message.

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Mind Games Anthology #newrelease #free

Darcia Helle is the brain behind this anthology. I’m lucky to be included. It’s free!

Mind Games free on BookFunnel:

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Oak Anderson

Jaleta Clegg

Charles Colyott

Ben Ditmars

Ellie Eich

Helle Gade

Maria Haskins

Darcia Helle

Jen Hilborne

Jason McIntyre

Patrick H. Moore

John Nardizzi

Julie Elizabeth Powell

Charles Salzberg

Maria Savva

Joe Schwartz

Cover Reveal and Pre-Ordre of Tales From The Cacao Tree #AmReading

I’m pleased to present you with the cover for the 4 book in the Mind’s Eye series,

Tales From The Cacao Tree.

It’s all about the sinfully delicious chocolate.

The awesome Kat from Aeternum Designs made the amazing cover.

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Pre.order the book now and pay ony 99 cents.

The price is a pre-order discount, and will go up toย 3.99 when the book goes live.

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You can find the previous books in The Minds’ Eye series here:

Perspectivesย 

Reflections

Triptychs


			

Mind’s Eye Author Julie Elizabeth Powell @starjewelz

My next author in The Mindโ€™s Eye series is Julie Elizabeth Powell.

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I cannot ignore my dreams, so many of them, with names and places and ideas that spark my imagination and compel me to write; to create stories, whether fantasy or horror, or mystery or psychological thriller or murder or even humour and adventure. So, my garden is sown, flourishing, with all manner of growth, and still the dreams come.

Julie Elizabeth Powell, my soul lingering within my imagination; maybe youโ€™ll join me?

What genre do you write?

I write in a variety of genres /mix genres, including fantasy, science fiction, horror, mystery adventure, humour, crime thriller, murder mystery, psychological thriller and non-fiction and poetry. I write for adults and children.

Have you always wanted to be an author /poet /photographer?

Writing has always been part of me, and have written many stories throughout but it wasnโ€™t until the tragic event that overtook my third child that I stopped throwing them away, feeling the words had to settle and grow until a novel sprang tall enough to flower. Gone was the result. Since then โ€“ and the fact of being able to self-publish โ€“ sixteen other titles are now available. I also enjoy photography and, sometimes doodle with poetry.

Tell me three things about yourself that your readers donโ€™t know.

  1. I readily acknowledge that I think Iโ€™m an alien because I donโ€™t fit into what others deem โ€˜normalโ€™.
  2. Rules are not my watchword, while censorship curtails thinking.
  3. Formulas for writing are boring. I like to experiment, challenge and try new ways with words. And I never know where my writing will take me…allowing the characters or ideas or spark to take me where they wish. The imagination will always be the last frontier.

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My stories /poems /photographs

If we are sticking to Triptychs, then the two photographs given to me were of a fairground at night and reflections on the water. The first sparked a story called #666; itโ€™s a dark and gritty tale. The latter compelled a fantasy /science fiction story relating to stars, which I called, Beyond The Eyes.

As for the rest of my writing, Gone was my first completed and kept novel. This is quoted from Gone โ€“ About the Book โ€“

When only two and a half years old, her daughterโ€™s heart stopped and she died. Unfortunately, doctors resuscitated too long and too late and brought back into this world a severely brain-damaged child, who was wiped clean of her memories and anything that had made her Samantha.

Samanthaโ€™s life (and that of her mother) became a nightmarish one of pain and suffering for seventeen years until she died for the second time at the age of nineteen.

One question haunted the author throughout those terrible years: Where had her daughter gone?

Gone is one answer to the question.

This story is about a mother who finds herself inexplicably taken into a mysterious world, where the impossible meets the undeniable.

The fantasy sees her struggle against insanity and fear, encounter extraordinary characters and grapple with the awakening of a dream.

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Slings & Arrows is a non-fictional account of that time. It is brutally honest.

I think Gone and Slings & Arrows would help others โ€“ I really hope so. These titles are also available as an omnibus edition.

The Avalon Trilogy (#1 The Star Realm, #2 Invasion #3 Secrets Of The Ice) is an epic fantasy adventure that was inspired by the world Iโ€™d created in Gone. It was too delicious to waste. I never expected the story to be so big, but I consider itโ€™s turned out well. Each book is available separately or as an omnibus edition (although the OE is only as an eBook because itโ€™s too large for print). Itโ€™s for ages about 12+ tween /YA or those young at heart).

Of Sound Mind (fantasy) explores the issue of sanity /insanity, while Lost Shadows is a psychological thriller /fantasy that deals with memory. I have always been fascinated about how and why the mind works, and like to write stories that, I hope, make readers think.

Misadventures Of Fatwoman is a humorous fictional story about what it is like to be fat…it tackles very real and sad issues around this subject but is also funny (in my opinion, although it has been said to be too British and probably offensive). Why the truth is offensive, I donโ€™t know, but fat is fat! I understand how fat people think because, yep, thatโ€™s me. I think readers would understand the feelings concerned and it may help, and allow fat people to value who they are, regardless. Maybe instead of โ€˜fatโ€™ many other โ€˜differencesโ€™ could be inserted, as the same kind of thinking and emotions are involved, I believe.

Knowing Jack is a mystery adventure set in the Lake District in England, a place I loved as a child. The story takes place at Christmas time and involves Jack who has special gifts. It is meant for 12+ /tween /YA but I love these kinds of stories. It was sparked by my sonโ€™s amazing intuition.

Dirty Business and A Murdererโ€™s Heart are crime thrillers /murder mysteries. Each have a psychological element, although the former is perhaps more direct and chilling, while the latter really searches into the motives behind why people kill โ€“ those emotions that lead, rather than cold-blooded for gain.

13 is a horror. Itโ€™s different in many ways, not least that none of the characters have names. This story is more about motives and the consequences of such.

Figments, Expressions, Three Into One and Christmas Past are short stories โ€“ the first two are collections of shorts and poems, while the second two are one-off complete shorts. The ideas came in dreams, as do many of my stories.

Weird: A Henry Ian Darling Oddity Missive One is a recent addition. This time it was the name I dreamt. I knew it was going to be an odd story. Itโ€™s about an unusual character with a paranormal life. This is missive one, missive two is already being written and is far longer. I donโ€™t know where itโ€™s going and what will happen, but it feels like it will be a series.

Links to my books /me:

Website: http://freewebs.com/julizpow

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Thank you to anyone who reads my work. And thank you, Helle, for taking the time to do this.