A Word on Book Reviews…

Here are some more of my thoughts on book reviews Do’s and Don’ts!

BowmanAuthor and Writer/Editor

I love almost all genres of books. An avid reader, writer, editor, I believe strongly in helping young writers. They are the future. That said, reviews are so important, but they must be honest. You’re not helping a friend or family member if you either over-rate or under-rate a book. Over-rating a book that needs work or editing prevents the author from developing his/her potential with a false sense of security. If you under-rate a book to make it sell less because you’ve written something in a similar genre, you aren’t helping your own book–you’re hurting the craft and industry of professional writers. Quality, clarity, accuracy, creativity are the four things I look for in a book I will treasure always. Even if the genre isn’t my cup-of-tea, good writing is always appreciated, always stands out. Make sure your research is solid and your plot believable. Writers are readers, and…

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Book Review of “Sir Chocolate and the sugar dough bees story and cookbook” by Robbie and Michael Cheadle … A family treasure and keepsake!

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#Fairies, #Myths, & #Magic Author Spotlight Guest Post: “Annie’s Story, Blessed With a Gift,” by Deborah A. Bowman

I hope everyone will enjoy and follow http://www.colleenchesebro.com. The wonderful work she is doing in the writing community is outstanding from guest promotional blogs, book reviews, poetry and flash fiction challenges to author and bloggers support groups. Colleen’s writing is outstanding, and her heart is as big as the sky. She calls herself “the fairy whisperer”. This is a beautifully designed blog to help you find your next great read. Be sure and pick up a copy or download her lovely book, The Heart Stone Chronicles, Book 1, The Swamp Fairy at https://www.amazon.com/Heart-Stone-Chronicles-Swamp-Fairy/dp/1541015967/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1515338664&sr=1-1-fkmr1&keywords=Heartstone+Chronicles%3A+Swamp+Fairy+by+Colleen+Chesebro

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fairies,myths& magic

My special guest today is Deborah Bowman, who I’ve just recently met. Our friendship is new, but already I feel a kinship. I’m sure it’s because of our love of the paranormal and YA fiction. Funny how magic always seems to find its way to me. So, before we begin, let me share a bit about Deborah.

Author, Deborah A. Bowman

I have been an avid reader and creative spirit since childhood, my first poem being published in a 4-H magazine when I was only 12 years old. My career has been involved in all aspects of the written word and its presentation. I am a fiction author with eight published books in the genre of historical fiction; psychological suspense; thriller YA paranormal crime series; time-travel YA series; poetry, short stories, and creative visualization meditation. I am an award-winning song writer and lyricist. I am a ghostwriter, nonfiction only, specializing…

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A New Year … A New Writing Project … Dedicated to Sharon Parker, What A Difference One Year Can Make!

writing
It isn’t a game, but the legacy of our lives and the history of humankind.

What does writing mean to you?

A daily chore, a journal of your thoughts and feelings, something new?

It doesn’t matter how the dream came to be

Or how long it’s been since you were able to see

That writing was an unfulfilled yearning.

Use it to move forward, researching and learning.

Look back at your past to discover your true purpose…

The one you thought you’d lost in forgetfulness.

Was there something you wanted to achieve?

But didn’t jot it down or ceased to believe…

In yourself and the power of your mind, your heart, your very soul.

Maybe it’s time to be driven and bold!

Put words to paper in chapter and verse.

Give as you were destined to conquer and reverse

Empty days and nights of longing to be heard

In the beauty and sanctity of your own original words.

Deborah A. Bowman–dedicated to Sharon Lee

 

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A New Year Is Upon Us…

We can only hope we learn something as each year goes by.

We age, of course, look for answers, seek wisdom, work, strive…

To be happy, healthy, and whole.

We want what’s best for our family and friends, truth be told.

We look to the past to plan for the coming days,

Not knowing how things can change in a thousand ways.

We want things to get better; we want to achieve great dreams…

But we can’t see the future or rewrite the past, it seems.

So we’re left with hope, a positive outlook, and our beliefs

To bring us joy, accomplishment, relief.

 

Reader’s Reviews for Delilah, Astral Investigator Infinity Series, Episode One, The Boy and the Shopkeeper … Episode Two, The Boy Who Would Be King, launch date January 2018!

Delilah Wraparound Cover, 6x9, 9-20-17

PRAISE FOR EPISODE ONE,

THE BOY AND THE SHOPKEEPER

5-star rating
All 5-Star Ratings!

 

5.0 out of 5 stars

A delightful fantasy with a contemporary take on time travel …

By Paul F. Lenzi on October 28, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition/Verified Purchase

A delightful fantasy with a contemporary take on time travel. A precocious modern teenager teams up with her mystical cat and an idealistic young man from the era of the American revolution. Their mission to right wrongs where their astral projection dreams may find them. Future installments will likely be as sure to please inquisitive young minds.

 

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Surprised Me! Which Is Not Easy To Do!

By Tanya R Simon on April 18, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition

I liked this book much more than I expected to. I thought I would be “duty reading” as one author for another. I immediately liked the characters, and this adventure has me stoked for the next. The idea is inventive and not easy to predict what the outcome would be for characters in this situation. They are completely mismatched and that made them fit together even better. Young adult, pre-teen, or adult, all will enjoy the story and look forward to the next adventures of this paranormal team. Truly Delightful!

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5.0 out of 5 stars

For those who want to travel to different worlds!

By R. Corona on April 16, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition

This is a very interesting story about a dream traveler. The book touches on the concepts of lucid dreaming and astral projection. People that are interested in these topics will get to travel along with Delilah, the main character, and follow her experiences and the characters she meets along her adventures. Overall, the story is fun and different from most plots out there. However, the dialogue is sometimes difficult to understand due to the English dialect, but it fits very well with the storyline.

 

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5.0 out of 5 stars

A Must Read!

By Donna M. Zadunajsky on February 23, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition

Once again, author Deborah Bowman has written an extraordinary tale of a girl named Delilah who finds herself going back in time to solve cases. I found the story pulling me in, and I wanted to read more to figure out what was going on. The more I read, the more interested I became. I’m looking forward to reading more of the series. I really like her Denny Ryder Paranormal Crime Series and can’t wait for the next book to come out. This book is for Young Adults, but I recommend it to anyone in teenage years and older.