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My Life as a 6th Grade Super Zero Book Blast

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Book Features | 0 comments

life as a sixth grade super zeroMy Life as a 6th Grade Super Zero by Peggy Martinez

You’d think being a superhero would be cool. And you’re right. It would be cool, especially since the entire world is filled with plain old regular people. Superheroes and supervillains are kind of hard to find, but not as hard as some people like to think. So, anything would be better than being just a normal, everyday 6th grader, right? Wrong. The only thing worse than being an average kid would be being what I am, and that is a hero with a totally useless, mega wonky, super power. I’m a dud—a zero. That’s me, Theo Perkins, a 6th grade super-freaking-zero.

Praise for the Book

“This is definitely a book that I would have no problem sharing with my kids. Your superheroes have the most creative powers!” -Lindsay Galloway, Contagious Reads.

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Excerpt
My mom and dad are superheroes. Even my sister, who is in high school and has no time for her kid brother, is a superhero. Talk about a lot of pressure, right? Mom has super strength and dad has super speed. My sister, Marcy, has super hearing, which makes it really awkward if you have to go to the bathroom, if you know what I mean. And that’s where I come in. My name is Theo Perkins and I’ll be starting Juniper Springs Middle School in a few days. The trouble is, I just got my own super powers and they aren’t exactly what I had in mind. I figured, you know, with all the awesomeness floating around in my family, I was bound to get some super cool powers when the time came. Man, was I ever wrong.
I’ve heard stories about some kids getting weird, useless powers and even some kids getting powers that glitch more than they work. But I thought those were just made up to scare super kids into being good. It turns out that not only are they true, but I am one of the lucky (not!) super kids who got a mega dud for a super power. Instead of beginning my first day of middle school as a superhero, I’m beginning it as a super ZERO.

 

Author Peggy MartinezAuthor Peggy Martinez

When not writing, Peggy Martinez can be found spending time at home with her husband, her teen son, and four little girls. She loves reading, writing, soap making, aromatherapy, gangster movies, prepping for the zombie apocalypse, and downing insane amounts of Twizzlers and Kazoozles.
As if being a wife and homeschooling mom of five doesn’t keep her busy enough, Peggy is a full time Author who has six published books, including The Time Warper Series, State of Decay, Sweet Contradiction, and Unnatural Occurrence. The 6th Grade Super Zero series is Peggy’s first Middle Grade book series, but she’s pretty sure it won’t be her last!

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The Indie and Small Press Author Blog Hop is Here!

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Uncategorized | 6 comments

Blog Hop 5

Welcome to the Indie and Small Press Author Blog Hop, hosted by Author Harry Patz and The Book Binder’s Daughter. These hops are always fun for me, as I enjoy checking out new authors and blogs, and there’s usually some great prizes involved.

If you’re new to my site, I am Tianna Holley, an author of passionate, fantasy romance without the guilt. My Alissia Roswell Series has a feisty heroine stuck in an alternate reality, and the books are filled with many surprises and twists. I love to keep my readers guessing and on a roller coaster ride, so I throw a lot at her.

Unexpected Metamorphosis, the first book in the series, is now free at most online bookstores. The raffle below is for Unexpected Entrapment, the second book in the series. Unexpected Peril is to be released Spring of 2015. You can get a visual glimpse of the stories by looking at the Pinterest boards for Unexpected Metamorphosis and Unexpected Entrapment.

The website menu at the top of this page is filled with lots of information for readers and authors, so I hope you’ll scroll through it. Once finished, be sure to click on one of the names listed below to hop over to a new site to meet some others!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy 🙂

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Clean Indie Reads Sale, FB Party, and New Website!

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

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Clean Indie Reads is a large group of authors that are dedicated to writing books free of sex, with mild language and violence. Although the group is less than two years old, it’s grown so much within the past year that the site had to be moved from a small blog to its very own website. New authors are joining daily, and we are all about supporting clean reads in a world where erotica is the main seller.

Right now, many of the authors have put their books free or on sale, and you should definitely check it out. Although my Unexpected Metamorphosis is free at the moment, you won’t find it listed on the sale page, as I was focused on finishing my first draft last month and got too distracted to add my information. However, there are a variety of books there.

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They’re also having their first Facebook party, with many authors hosting and giving away prizes. The party began on Tuesday, and it ends today. It runs from 12:00 to 10:00 p.m. so if you’re online, you may want to pop in and see who’s hosting at the moment.

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I have a presence on Clean Indie Reads, and you can read my interview and take a look at my author information there. I highly recommend you check out some of the other authors on the site if you’re into cleaner reads. The writers in this community is a great group of people–professionally and as friends. They are highly supportive, and there are some amazing reads over there.

If you’re an author, you can join by going to the private Facebook group. As a reader, you can follow the new Facebook page dedicated to readers. I hope to see you over there, as it’s a great way to support clean authors.

In a market where erotica rules, it sometimes gets discouraging as a clean writer–especially a clean romance writer. It really does mean a lot when a reader thanks an author for keeping their writing clean. It’s not all that easy to write passionate, fantasy romance–notice the word passionate. Each time I type out a romantic or death scene, I struggle to keep it real and passionate, yet clean. It’s truly a balancing act, as clean fantasy romance does not mean sweet fantasy romance. I could easily cross certain lines when typing out those scenes, but I struggle to write them without taking my readers’ minds to dark places.

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Daisy McDare and the Deadly Legal Affair by K.M. Morgan

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Book Features | 0 comments

Daisy McDare

Welcome to Cozy Creek, a quaint tourist town nestled along the Pacific Coast.

Daisy McDare is busy nursing a broken heart, trying to build up her interior decorator business, and baking cookies when murder strikes Cozy Creek.

At first she leaves the investigation to Chris Crumple, the local bumbling police detective. But when Crumple arrests the wrong suspect, Daisy takes the investigation into her own hands.

Cracking the case won’t be easy. She’ll need help from her pastry-baking best friend Samantha, her wise-cracking Granny Annie, and her trusty West Highland Terrier Shamus.

It’s up to Daisy McDare to find the murderer in Cozy Creek before they strike again.

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Author K.M. Morgan
K.M. Morgan loves baking, crafts, cute cat videos, and reading mysteries.

 

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Praise for the Book Daisy McDare

“Quick and pleasant reading.”
Barbara J Tobey

“I can’t wait for the next one to come out!”
Connie Correll

 

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The Awakening by Dorine White

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Book Features | 0 comments

The Awakening by Dorine White

Nightmares really do come true, and for fifteen-year-old Kyler Birkwood, they are just beginning. Raised on a farm by his Aunt Martha, Kyler has no clue about the magical heritage swimming through his blood. When he discovers evidence of a mythical creature, a terrifying beast thought only to exist in fairy tales, his safe world shatters.
Left at a school of magic to hunt for clues, he is overwhelmed and disbelieved. As loved ones begin disappearing and Orcs roam the land, Kyler must undergo a journey that takes him from the High Courts of the King to the unknown forests of the East. His magic just awakening, Kyler is the lone hope for a world that will not listen.

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Praise for The Awakening

“Dorine White delivers twists and turns to the plot that will keep you turning the pages.” ~ Melanie Mason, author of the YA historical, The Line That Divides

“The Awakening is a clever blend of folklore and fantasy, perfect for fans of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. A furiously fun read!” ~ Laurisa Reyes, author of the YA thriller, Contact

 

DorineAuthor Dorine White

My name is Dorine White. I am a children’s fantasy author and a book reviewer. I grew up back East in Maryland and attended BYU in Utah. I have a BA in Humanities with an interest in Art History and French. Currently I live in the beautiful, yet rainy Northwest with my husband and 6 children. My first novel was published in 2012 and is the beginning of the Cleopatra’s Legacy series. The first two books are out, The Emerald Ring and The Ruby Pendant. Look for the third book, The Diamond Looking Glass in the summer of 2015.

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