Friday, September 27, 2013

Pandamoon Author Event

Last week (Saturday) we threw a party on Facebook

Yes, I said on Facebook!

For anyone who has never been to a party on Facebook, it's quite a different experience but usually tons of fun and involves giveaways and game/prizes.

We enjoyed getting to know the Pandamoon authors by asking questions, sharing photos, and doing Q&A sessions. If you'd like to go learn more about them, you can see the fun party here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/158930084306968/

Additionally we had the awesome experience of doing a cover reveal for Jackson Baer! Here is his soon to be released book The Earth Bleeds Red




To get to know each of the authors better, here are the links to every one of their FB pages! Go "Like" them and Pandamoon Publishing! Great things are coming from these authors and within the next 12 months many books of many genres will be available to the public through this source!!

Pandamoon Publishing
Rebecca Lamoreaux
Jackson Paul Baer
Christine Gabriel
Elgon Williams
Heather Jacobs
Chrissy Lessy
Steph Post
Alisse Lee-Goldenberg
Michelle Bellon
Jason Beem
Gina West
McKelle George
Emily Beldon

Thanks to everyone who came and supported the Pandamoon Authors in this event and who continue to support us every day!


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Lord Hyacinthe

When Pandamoon first requested to see my novel I was hesitant and a little dubious. I was also freaked out and excessively excited. I first researched them all I could. They are a new publishing company and many people had their doubts, same as me. I also went into panic mood and had every beta reader who had ever owed me a favor look over my work to see if it was ready to submit to a publisher.

The effort paid off and after having an hour long phone conversation with Zara, the owner of Pandamoon Publishing, I felt confident this is where I wanted my book to make it's debut.

So I give to you the blurb as posted by Pandamoon when my addition to their author family was announced:

We are proud to announce that we have signed Rebecca Lamoreaux for her novel entitled Lord Hyacinthe. Set in 1812 England, this novel represents Pandamoon Publishing’s debut entry into the historical romance genre. We selected this title out of dozens of submissions because of the author’s ability to blend romance and intriguing characters into a distant time period, while creatively weaving suspense, politics, and treachery into the story.

While most of England’s upper class young ladies are busy plotting their next ball or beau, nineteen year old Lady Vivian Thorpe is plotting the downfall of a traitor to her country. Her target is none other than Lord Terrence Hyacinthe, the man whose life was saved by Vivian’s own father. This very debt allows Vivian entrĂ©e into Lord Hyacinthe’s home where she sets about finding the evidence she needs to prove his guilt.

Her duty to her country leads Lady Vivian into an unexpected marriage, a kidnapping plot, and attempted murder. From being shot at to being soundly kissed, Vivian encounters every possible barrier as she attempts to discover Lord Hyacinthe’s treachery—or his innocence. Perhaps the truth lies somewhere in the middle…for both of them. Forced to discover the truth together, they don’t know who is the enemy and who is the ally. But what they do know is that someone must be hung for treason.


I'm so happy to be part of the Pandamoon family. What a great group of authors they are. And with all the support and cross promoting - we are all rooting each other on! It's worth checking out all the other authors and their new books as well. See who they are and what they are publishing here at Pandamoon.

https://www.facebook.com/PandamoonPublishing


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Daughter of Helaman 2 - Fight for You

This book is number two in the Daughter of Helaman Trilogy. It's called Fight for You by Misty Moncur.

Misty Moncur:
Misty Moncur wanted to be Indiana Jones when she grew up. Instead, she became an author and has her adventures at home. In her jammies. With her imagination. And pens that she keeps running dry.

Misty lives in a marsh near a very salty lake in Utah with her husband and children, where they cuddle up in the evenings and read their Kindles. Well, she does anyway.

To learn more about Misty, Visit any of the following links:


http://mistymoncur.blogspot.com
https://www.facebook.com/daughterofhelaman
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4763987.Misty_Moncur
https://twitter.com/MistyMoncur
http://www.wattpad.com/user/MistyMoncur




Her Book:


Keturah fought her way into the army, but now she's in Judea building fortifications, and the only thing she's fought so far is boredom. The work is hard, and the other soldiers don't think she can pull her weight. Her brothers are becoming strangers, and Zeke's jealousy is getting worse - because Keturah is falling in love with the wrong warrior.

But she's not about to let cruel pranks and hurt feelings keep her from doing what she knows to be right. She completes every order with faithfulness - a hasty retreat from the Lamanite army, a spy mission into the enemy stronghold, a midnight assassination. From burying the dead to whiling away hours on guard duty, Keturah will do whatever it takes to protect her religion, her freedom, her peace, and her family.

But in a camp of two thousand boys, the most important thing she has to protect is her heart.





My Review:

I did not read the first book in this series and was therefore a bit nervous to jump into this one, but since I know the real life events that this book is based on, it made it easier to follow. It was an easy read and I found myself planning to read "one more page" and stopping some 10 pages later than I planned. Misty did a great job at putting her own twist on this story and bringing it to live in her own way. The main character, Keturah, was likable, spunky, and fun. I enjoyed reading this book and would easily recommend it to anyone who enjoys a novel where courage, romance, battles, and faith are all intertwined. (Note: I would suggest reading the first book before this one though. I was still a bit lost on the characters as first since I hadn't read the events that took place prior to this story. But still a great story!)


Misty's tour will be continuing until September 24th. Go check out what others have to say about her book, and also enter a give away on Misty's website: http://mistymoncur.blogspot.com

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Feudlings in Flames


Recently, a good friend put out the Second book in her Fate on Fire Series. She is also the author of The Unicorn Rider Series. I had the wonderful opportunity of reading her newest book and interviewing her for all of you to get to know.

Wendy Knight:
Bio:


Wendy Knight was born and raised in Utah by a wonderful family who spoiled her rotten because she was the baby. Now she spends her time driving her husband crazy with her many eccentricities (no water after five, terror when faced with a live phone call, etcetera, etcetera). She also enjoys chasing her three adorable kids, playing tennis, watching football, reading, and hiking. Camping is also big: her family is slowly working toward a goal of seeing all the National Parks in the U.S.
You can usually find her with at least one Pepsi nearby, wearing ridiculously high heels for whatever the occasion may be. And if everything works out just right, she will also be writing.



Find out more about Wendy:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorWendyKnight
Twitter: https://twitter.com/wjk8099
Website: http://wendy-knight.com/
Blog: http://www.writethroughthenoise.blogspot.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7009940.Wendy_Knight

Interview:

1) What gave you the idea for this Series?

Since this one is the sequel to Feudlings, I'll tell you what gave me the idea for both of them! I was reading a story to my daughters, and in it, the princess was trapped in a tower. She asked the dragon to go get a boy to come climb in the window and save her. Why couldn't she just climb out the window herself? WHY? I was so annoyed. I want my daughters to realize that girls can be the kick-butt heroines in their own stories-so I created a character tougher than all the boys-And Ari was born!

2) What is your favorite genre to read? Name your Top 5 books:

My favorite genre is what I write-YA urban fantasy :) My all-time favorite books are the Harry Potter series. Next is the Mortal Instrument series, and then the Percy Jackson series. I love the Darkest Powers Trilogy, too, and then the Infernal Devices series.

3) What actors would you use for your characters if these books became movies?

For Shane, I think the closest actor I can come to what he looks like in my head is Matt Long, although he's not quite right. For Ari, it would be Victoria Justice, only taller and angrier! For Hunter, he's actually a football player-Heath Miller from the Pittsburgh Steelers.



4) Since your stories are to enthralling and obviously gripping (since I stayed up all night both times to read them) what is some advice you would give to other writers on how to catch readers' interest?

They say to write what you know, which always confused me. Until I started writing. I think you write what emotions you know-pain, desire, longing. In my life, I've always wanted really good friends, and I put that in my stories. Everyone has been through something exciting or heart-breaking that they can draw from. Just take that emotion and stick it in your story and Wahla! You're done. Hehehe.

5) Why did you become an author? What inspired and motivated you to take on this daunting task?

I've been writing stories since I was teeny tiny. When I wrote Feudlings, my only goal was to finish it. Then it was finished and my adorable husband was like, “Publish this!” I'm very good at doing what I'm told, so I tried. Seriously, though, being an author is what I've wanted my entire life. It is truly a dream come true.

Thanks Wendy for sharing yourself and your books with us! It's so fun to learn new things about you!
And thanks for everyone who came to my blog to get to know Wendy. Below is a insight to her newest book and where you can buy it!
 


New Book:

Book Blurb:

Ari thought being in love with her prophesied nemesis sucked. But being responsible for her best friend's kidnapping? It sucks worse.

Ari and Shane thought they’d beaten Fate and ended the three-hundred year war plaguing their people. They thought love had won. But they were so, so wrong.

Instead of graduating high school like the normals, they’re in a battle to save Charity – Shane’s cousin, Ari's best friend, and the seer who might hold the key to ending the war for good. To do that, they’re forced to accept help from a boy they aren’t even sure they can trust. He’s powerful and knows spells even Ari’s never heard of, but he’s also secretive and has a past he’s determined to keep hidden . Add to that the fact that he has his sights set on Ari, and Shane would rather do without his help.

Ari has bigger problems than mysterious boys and their strange powers. The powerful Edren Family is hunting her brother, and she can't very well save him or Charity while they’re constantly being attacked by her own people. To stop the raids, she has to take the fight to them. But if she starts hunting the family that raised her, what kind of monster will she be?

Fate still waits for the death of one by the hand of the other


The Book Can be Bought Here:
Amazon 
Barnes and Noble