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Buddy the Blue Corgi Series by Suzanna Lynn Blog Tour

Buddy the Blue Corgi Series by Suzanna Lynn Blog Tour

Hello everyone! Let’s start off with saying hi to the main character in the book. Hi Buddy! He is the authors loving dog. How awesome is that? Buddy inspired Suzanna Lynn to begin writing childrens book that have a meaningful story behind them. Let’s see what Buddy is up to below.
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You Are Special (Book 1, Buddy the Blue Corgi Series)

Buddy is a curious little puppy with a big personality. When he discovers he looks different than the other corgis, he feels like he doesn’t belong. However, Buddy’s momma will help him see that being different is all part of God’s plan!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086R8NGVT
Good Things Take Time (Book 2, Buddy the Blue Corgi Series)

Buddy and his siblings have grown, and it’s time for them to go to their forever homes. As families come to claim their new puppies, Buddy becomes anxious and worries that he will never get adopted. However, with a little encouragement from his momma, Buddy will discover that God’s plan is greater than any disappointment.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086TQ77B9

ABOUT THE SERIES

Buddy the Blue Corgi is here to help children through the tough times they encounter in life — from feeling like they don’t belong to dealing with bullies. Buddy’s stories offer your children an uplifting message and an easy-to-understand Bible scripture to show them God is always with them.

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Suzanna’s Links

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Suzanna-Lynn/e/B00KHRW98M
Twitter:
http://www.twitter.com/Suzanna_Lynn
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorSuzannaLynn
Website:
http://www.suzannalynn.com
Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1413364982292727

Buddy’s Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/buddythebluecorgi/

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JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS Excal’Byr by James Quinlan Meservy (WAIT, THAT’S ME?!?!?!)

JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS Excal’Byr by James Quinlan Meservy (WAIT, THAT’S ME?!?!?!)

 

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FIRST, LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU A BIT. TELL US SOMETHING UNIQUE ABOUT YOURSELF:

What is unique about me that you don’t already know?  I am at a loss this time.  I have shared so much about myself in the past that I don’t recall what I have and have not shared.  Let me think.

I don’t know if I shared with you that I met my wife in August of 2004, proposed on her 18th birthday two months later, and got married the following May.  That was fifteen years ago.  My, how time flies.

 

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WHAT IS THE GENRE AND AUDIENCE FOR THIS BOOK:

Excal’Byr, A Realm of the Light Short Story, is Epic Fantasy, appropriate for YA readers.  One note of interest about Excal’Byr.  It is available exclusively in the Glimpses of Time and Magic Anthology which is scheduled to release on July 28th.

 

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WHAT WAS THE INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK:

 

So this story was a long time coming.  For those of you who read ‘The United, The Realm of the Light Book 1’ may recall that TJ had a dream where he wielded Excalibur, The Famed Sword of Camelot.  Well, that one scene got me thinking that I spend so much time explaining what took place in the neighboring kingdoms of Myrr & Buz-Perr-Addock in Northern Eurasia, but not a word is said about Excalibur or Camelot.

Further inspiration came from my long time love of Merlin, Excalibur, Camelot, and Arthurian Lore as a whole.

As long as I am talking about inspirations, allow me to include that Persephone has long been my personal favorite member of the Greek Pantheon, and I often refer to her as my Patron Goddess.  So, in light of my personal love for her, and that King Armaqya was already so strongly based on Merlin the Great, she was the great magical force behind Concordia.

I also want to share that the actual names for Camelot and Excalibur in the Realm of the Light were Concordia and Excal’byr, but over time traditions changed.  The Lady Cote (Persephone’s name in Concordia) became warped into Merlin, Excal’Byr into Excalibur, and Concordia into Camelot.  The reason I did this was because history is always written by the victors, and over time stories become embellished, names change, and history becomes legend.

 

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TELL US ABOUT YOUR BOOK:

 

Excal-Byr takes place at the same time as Denizens Among Us, The Realm of the Light Book 2.  It begins 50 years prior to the Great Coliseum War described in the final chapters of Denizens.

Persephone leaves the Apennine Peninsula and runs away to the British Isles for two reasons.  First, to avoid the impending Second Great Denizen War.  Second, to build Concordia, a utopia where mortal and denizen were treated as equal.  Once in the British Isles, Persephone uses her magical abilities to forge the great sword, Excal’Byr.

Persephone learns that there is no place so remote to avoid war, especially when war comes looking for you.

 

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WHERE CAN WE PURCHASE YOUR BOOK:

 

Excal’Byr is available exclusively in the Glimpses of Time and Magic Anthology which is scheduled to release on July 28th.

 

 

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My Thoughts on “A Series of Unfortunate Events #4: The Miserable Mill, by Lemony Snicket”

My Thoughts on “A Series of Unfortunate Events #4: The Miserable Mill, by Lemony Snicket”

 

So, the lives of the Baudelaire orphans continue.

I thought this book was rather interesting, and was surprised as any other reader at the unfortunate turn of events that awaited the orphans inside the mill.

It was a fun read.  I was intrigued by the story from beginning to end.

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The Details about The Viscount of Sternboard

The Details about The Viscount of Sternboard

 

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After a conversation with my PA, I realized I have not talked about “Viscount of Sternboard” on my blog before.

 

 

Today, I wanted to talk about what inspired that particular story.

 

 

 

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If you have read The Viscount of Sternboard, you are already aware that it takes place in Edwardian England on The Realm of the Light, my fantasy world where The United & Denizens Among Us take place.

My first inspiration for Viscount was the setting.  For as long as I can recall, I have been interested in the sinking of the Titanic.  The dream that originally inspired “Viscount” was about a noble man who takes a pleasure cruise on the fatal voyage with his girlfriend, and both of them die when the ship hit the iceberg.  From there, the story grew.  The nobleman was eventually named Viscount Cyrus McCreed, and “The Viscount of Sternboard” is coincidentally about his back story; the events that led Cyrus and his wife to board the vessel.

The second inspiration is the side-romance Cyrus has Amyrith Hunter.  To fully understand the inspiration, let me remind you that Eponine Thenardier from ‘Les Miserables’ by Victor Hugo is my absolute favorite literary character.  Amyrith Hunter’s original personality was loosely based on Eponine’s personality.  Amyrith and Cyrus’s relationship was strongly influenced by Eponine’s relationship with Marius Pontmercy.

 

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The Smiths of No Relation?  I don’t really remember what inspired that organization.  I needed a villain that was stronger and larger than a single individual Cyrus could kill.  So, I created a powerful American-based organization that heavily influenced international policies for their own good.  Right now I am thinking of writing a side-story set in the Realm of the Light that delves more fully into the workings and members of the Smiths of No Relation.  So stay tuned for that.

 

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If you are interested in learning more about The Viscount of Sternboard, and would like your own free copy, join my Newsletter, or it can be purchased online

 

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JQM Literary Chat Welcomes J.M. Kearl

JQM Literary Chat Welcomes J.M. Kearl

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF: 
Unlike most authors I know, I used to hate reading as a kid. It wasn’t until my senior year of high school that I became a library aide and started reading out of boredom. This sparked my love for books and soon I was writing novels. I wrote for 13 years before publishing my first book Rise. I just enjoyed writing so much I didn’t care if anyone else read what I wrote. It was good practice for me! Currently, I have 3 books on Amazon and my fourth will release April 7th, 2020. I am 33, a mother of two, a 3-year-old and an 8 month. I’ve been married for 8 years! I call Idaho home but every winter I wished I lived somewhere warmer.
WHAT INFLUENCED YOU TO WRITE YOUR GENRE(S)? 
The book Demon in My View by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes is the book that got me to read. And I realized how much I love fantasy from then on. I don’t usually read books unless there is an element of fantasy. It’s just what I like.
WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS? 
I don’t know if I have favorite authors. Sometimes I read books I love but don’t necessarily love their other books. But J.K. Rowling, Sarah J Maas, J.R.R Tolkein, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman, are a few
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS? 
Hate me but I loved Twilight lol. A Court of Thorns and Roses (particularly book 2 in the series) Harry Potter series, An Ember in the Ashes, The Selection, Hawksong, some Dragonlance books just to name a few. I like a lot of books!
WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE LITERARY CHARACTERS? 
Gandalf is a fav. Harry Dresden from the Dresden files, Ryhsand from A Court of Mist and Fury.
IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH POTENTIAL READERS? 
If you love fantasy with swords, magic, talking cats, romance and a story that keeps you guessing, that’s my style! I keep my books pg-13. I personally don’t like a lot of smut in the books I read but still love a good romance in my fantasy, so I figured there are others out there like me.
WHERE CAN WE GO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR LITERARY WORKS? 
jmkearl.com or my Facebook reader group Author J.M. Kearl- Fantasy Novels

 

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Why I Write

Why I Write

 

On my Burning Embers blog we are discussing publishing this month.  That led me to think about the question above, why I write.

Well, I have been pondering this question a lot as I have been considering how to rebrand my blog, and my other social media presences.  And here is what I have thus far.

I write because I have stories in my head that I will not leave my thoughts until I have committed them to paper.  Some of the stories, such as “The Viscount of Sternboard” or “Excal’Byr” or “I Am Master Serv” were fun for me to write and edit.  My current WIP, “The Cross of Roses,” a Fantasy Thriller novel about a serial killing Priest who uses magic to protect himself, is an exciting challenge to write.  Other stories, such as “Undiscovered Title” I did not enjoy writing for one reason or another.

My mind is full of hundreds of other stories, one in particular is about a post-apocalyptic marine archaeologist, who tries to better understand our present culture without the use of written texts (because everything we do is increasingly digital) from the artifacts we leave behind.  It is a fun idea that I look forward to working on one day, but right now I have other, more pressing stories and projects to work on.

So, in a nut-shell, that is why I write.  That’s it.  Simple as that.  I have stories in my head that will not leave my head until I write them out.  Most of the stories are inspired by my dreams, so long before I ever begin typing, I have an idea about some details of the story, characters, and landscape.

Which leads me to ask my fellow author friends, why do you write?

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JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS The Dark Archer, by Robert Cano

JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS  The Dark Archer, by Robert Cano

 

 

FIRST, LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU A BIT. TELL US SOMETHING UNIQUE ABOUT YOURSELF: 
Introverted, but an avid observer of people and society, both current and past.
WHAT IS THE GENRE AND AUDIENCE FOR THIS BOOK: 
Epic dark fantasy, and my audience is specific to those who are fans of classic literature, as I use what some call archaic language and stylization.
WHAT WAS THE INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK:
I had actually gotten the idea from a short story I’d written for an anthology some friends were putting together. While the short story wasn’t picked up for the anthology, my friends thought that the story merited further expansion. So I put it to the side and set to work on a novella that told the story of one of the characters in the original short story. Thus, The Suffering was born. From this novella, The Dark Archer spun off.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR BOOK: 
The happy ending we seek in this story is the protagonist’s death. This is probably the most concise way of describing this tale. However, to expound on that a bit, Bene, who is now a wraith, having been betrayed by the princess he had sworn his life to, must find a way to end his suffering. If he refuses to kill, his physical suffering increases. If he gives in and kills, his mental and emotional suffering increases. Either way, he loses. This is why he must find a way to meet a death that he is not allowed. As he seeks this hope at redemption, he comes across others wanting the same. The Satyr war hero, Feorin. The drunken mercenary, Gi. Each with their own story, each with their own broken mind, each wishing for that which Bene seeks. If a wraith can find redemption, then perhaps they could as well.
WHERE CAN WE PURCHASE YOUR BOOK: 

 

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JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS Maiden of Embers by Michaela Baker

JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS Maiden of Embers by Michaela Baker

 

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FIRST, LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU A BIT. TELL US SOMETHING UNIQUE ABOUT YOURSELF:

I love to diamond dotz paintings and so far have completed about seven so far.

WHAT IS THE GENRE AND AUDIENCE FOR THIS BOOK:

I try writing for Young/New adult in most my books.

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WHAT WAS THE INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK:

Well, let’s just say I’m drawn to history and I have a love for the fantasy genre. In my mind something have to make sense, yet at the same time, I have a need to twist it. So my current project is about Dragons in Egypt, so I took that theme and ‘flew’ with it.

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TELL US ABOUT YOUR BOOK:

My story is set in 79 AD during the fall of Pompeii. Zelda grew up in the small province, and engaged to a local fish seller. The future before her looked bright. Until, Mt Vesuvius awaken from its slumber turning her world upside down.

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WHERE CAN WE PURCHASE YOUR BOOK:

 

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My Thoughts on “Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follet

My Thoughts on “Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follet

My wife read this book about fifteen years ago, and recommended it to me back then. And I put it on my To Be Read list, and moved on.

Well, it finally reached the top of my list, and I am glad it did. As those of you familiar with the book already know, it is not the normal Ken Follet thriller. Which is a good thing, I am not usually a fan of thrillers. This was a well researched historical fiction about building a cathedral in Medieval times.

Follet’s ability to craft this story, to engage my interest from start to finish, is nothing short of masterful. I loved every minute of it. And I grew to have a deep respect for Prior Philip, who never gave up, who always kept his faith in God, and who showed a true love for his fellowman despite his trials, many of which were forced upon by his enemies.

Okay, so I do admit that near the end of the book there I was getting a little sick of the Brother Philip finds a solution to building this cathedral, Bishop Waleran and/or the Hamleigh family prevent him from continuing work, Philip relies on God and finds a solution, his enemies stop his progress, etc. But throughout his trials, Prior Philip does give me an example of what faithful men can do if they are not discouraged and put their faith in God.

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Cover Reveal for the Re-Release of Dark Magi by Joanna White!

Cover Reveal for the Re-Release of Dark Magi by Joanna White!

 

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King Vaxon is sadistic and cruel. After taking the crown of Castre for himself, he’s finally squelched the rebellion of Magi who fought against him. The remaining ones will be thrown in an arena to fight to the death.

Vaxon knows it’s unlikely they will fight each other at first. For this reason, he’s sending his own son, Kyren, into the arena with them. As a powerful Dark Mage, Kyren’s job is to kill the Magi. If he doesn’t, then his own father will kill his wife and children.

Kyren will do whatever it takes to keep his family alive. Even if that means he must die after slaughtering his own comrades. Is it possible to rebel in a fight you’ve already lost and still keep your families alive?

Fans who love fast-paced action combined with fantasy and magic will love and enjoy this 40,000 word, action-packed, character-driven story.

Visit the landing page to find out when it’s coming back!

https://mailchi.mp/5b1d0e6bf9b2/darkmagi

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