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Saturday, 13 December 2014

BOOK BLITZ & GIVEAWAY - Ashley’s Dream by B.R. Kingsolver

Book & Author Details:

Ashley’s Dream by B.R. Kingsolver 
Publication date: January 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance


Ashley isn’t looking for love. She has a dream to travel the world, and getting tied down by a man doesn’t fit into her plans. Relationships always get so complicated, and men always lie. It’s better just to have some fun and no one gets hurt.

When she graduates college and the job offers don’t come rolling in, her life continues as usual: working as the manager of a college town bar and hanging out with her friends. Then a tragic event pushes her to take a chance on romance.

But things are not always as they seem, and Ashley’s white knight has secrets. Her friends try to tell her something isn’t right, but her common sense is smothered by his kisses and soft endearments.

When the job offer she has always wanted arrives, will she follow her heart and choose love, or follow her life-long dream?


Read an excerpt and vote to nominate Ashley’s Dream for Kindle Scout before December 16.


BLOG GIVEAWAY – Open Internationally

If you would like the chance to win one (1) ebook copy of either The Succubus Gift OR any one of the author's stand-alone books (see her book list here) then this is all you need to do:

1) Share this post on Social Media and leave a comment on this blog saying where you have shared it and provide a link.
2) Agree to leave a review on with your usual online 'bookstore' when you've finished.

Closing date for the Giveaway is 6th January 2015 and the winner will be announced same day.

The prize will be sent out after 8th January 2015.

10 things you wish every aspiring writer would know

1-      All writing needs editing.
2-      No one is qualified to edit their own writing.
3-      Typos, misspellings, homophone confusion, and poor punctuation pull the reader out of the story.
4-      Writing should be invisible. The reader should never notice the writing, only the story.
5-      If someone thinks a section or a sentence is confusing, there will be other people who think so.
6-      Don’t fall in love with a sentence or a scene, if it needs to be revised or cut to make the story better, then bite the bullet.
7-      Unless you’re writing a historical novel, such as a regency romance, avoid flowery writing.
8-      Read your dialog out loud. If it doesn’t sound realistic, if your character would not speak that way, then fix it.
9-      Don’t force the characters to do things that are contrary to their natures.

10-  The final product needs to be perfect, the first draft doesn’t. Don’t get hung up on the little things early. Write the story, then worry about revising and editing.


Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. It’s a place where readers help decide if a book gets published.

With Kindle Scout, Amazon is taking a 21st century approach to publishing, letting readers nominate which books progress to funding. It’s like your favorite reality TV show, except for books. It means you can now read excerpts from hitherto unpublished books and, if you like them, give your thumbs-up.

Each book, across the romance, science fiction and mystery & thriller genres, has 30 days to get as many votes as possible. After this period, Amazon checks which titles have the most backing, and selects which will be published.

So why would you wish to nominate a title? Well, if you like what you’ve read in the short extracts, it means you can read the full novel when it hits publication. But more than that, you also receive a free Kindle edition a week before it’s officially released.

Read an excerpt and vote to nominate Ashley’s Dream before December 16.


I made silver and turquoise jewelry for almost a decade, ended up in nursing school, then took a master’s in business. Along the way I worked in construction, as a newspaper editor, a teacher, and somehow found a career working with computers.

As to my other interests, I love the outdoors, especially the Rocky Mountains. I’ve skied since high school, with one broken leg and one torn ACL to show for it. I’ve hiked and camped all my life. I love to travel, though I haven’t done enough of it. I’ve seen a lot of Russia and Mexico, not enough of England. Amsterdam is amazing, and the Romanian Alps are breathtaking. Lake Tahoe is a favorite, and someday I’d like to see Banff.

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  1. I shared on my twitter and facebook page (links below) and I promise to leave a review on Amazon

  2. CONGRATULATIONS LISA M! You have been chosen by as the winner of an eBook copy of either The Succubus Gift OR any one of the author's stand-alone books (click on the link in the Blog to see her book list) in the Blog Competition.

    Please confirm within 24 hours either below or by messaging Archaeolibrarian Giveaways whether you would like it as a PDF, ePub or Mobi and with the email address you would like it delivered to!

    Your book will be sent out after 8th January 2015. Please contact me within 7 days of this date if you have not yet received it. It will probably arrive as an attachment to your email so PLEASE check your Spam box daily!