Pre-Order Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling NOW! by @PSBartlett & @RonovanWrites

Pre-Order NOW!!!

I am so excited!

By ordering now, the orders go toward our launch date. This will help us rise in the ranks. It would be so amazing to have a bestseller the first time out. All your support has been appreciated. I’ve felt the excitement from so many of you that it’s been difficult to focus on doing my normal blog things. (I said blog things?)

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Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling by P.S. Bartlett and Ronovan Hester

Stevie Turner interviews @RonovanWrites

My first time as an Author being interviewed on a blog. 2o Questions ranging from my novel to my teaching experiences and favorite music. Click through and read all of the answers to all of the questions!

Lit World Interviews

I am pleased to feature an interview with Ronovan Writes, who has kindly invited me here to submit articles for LitWorldInterviews.  I am a self-published author, who enjoys interviewing other authors and people connected with writing.

Ronovan

As well as being an author with a debut novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling, coming out in February 2016, Ronovan also provides invaluable resources for Indie authors here on  LitWorldInterviews.com

I also admire Ronovan because, like me,  he is trying to turn a health issue into something positive.

1.  You tell me that you were born of migrant fruit pickers.  How old were you before your parents settled in one place?  Where do you call home now?

As best as I can tell, it was about the time of Kindergarten. I recall taking naps on those floor nap mats each day and swinging in swings to dangerous heights, at least they were high in my mind. Today people would see that…

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Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling. Ronovan’s new Author Site Launch.

What have I been doing the past few days? You know I haven’t been blogging. Yes, I’ve been doing holidays with my son. He now owns my 13 year old mint condition black Fender acoustic I strummed maybe 12 times when I got it. I then went into serious baby room clearing out and painting getting read for the aforementioned son.

But I’ve also been working on my NEW author site. It’s not perfect but it’s me.

To celebrate, I have put the first chapter of my debut novel on the site.

I want everyone to please click the link below to visit my new site

AND

Read the first chapter of my debut Historical Adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling.

Releasing around February 14, 2016.

Then tell me what you think! I trust you, my friends, to tell me and thus help me make this debut a success.

http://ronovanhester.com/2015/12/28/my-debut-novel-amber-wakes-gabriel-falling-it-all-begins-here-chapter-one/

Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling by P.S. Bartlett and Ronovan Hester


Ronovan Hester is an author, with a debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in February 14, 2016. He shares his life through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of writing, authors and community through his online world has led to the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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#BOOK #BLOG TOUR HOSTS NEEDED! My debut novel, Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling with @PSBartlett.

Hello Everyone,

I want to let all of you know my Historical Adventure debut novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling now has a release date of February 14, 2016. Yes, Valentine’s Book Tour HostsDay.  P.S. Bartlett, my co-author, and I want things to be quality. We are not rushing things for a Christmas release. A wonderful day yes, but for our first collaboration, we want it to be done right.

With that knowledge, I’ll be needing Book Blog Tour Hosts. You’ll be seeing information here on my blog leading up to the release date, but I need your help. The best way to sell a book is by word of mouth. My friends to tell their friends. One way to start that telling is by hosting a Book Tour.

I will be preparing some posts you can share. Or if you are interested in sending me questions for an interview that would be great as well. If you’ll fill out the form below, that way I can keep easy track of who is willing and what they would like to do. I like keeping volunteers and the like more between the two of us rather than in comments, I hope you don’t mind.

I have a few lined up already, but the more the merrier for my first ever book launch. I so want this to be an amazing experience. You have no idea what it’s like to have a book coming out only 2 years after suffering a concussion, losing the ability to talk, write, my memory, and so much more.

Here are various Blog Topics you might look at to get an idea that I could write about if you are not interested in asking interview questions. There are also sites you can search for with various questions to ask an author. Some are serious, and some are goofy. Either way, when you combine them with information about the book, it’s one more place you share my work. If you like one of these topics, note it in the form below in the interview type area.

  1. How to Make Your Characters Believable
  2. What Inspired Me to Write My Book
  3. Why Blogging is Important
  4. How to be a Good Guest Blogger
  5. Finding Your Voice: Writing in First Person (or Third)
  6. Why Mentors Are Important
  7. Inside the Mind of the Author
  8. How to Overcome Radio Stage Fright
  9. Why Writing is a Form of Personal Therapy
  10. How to Write by the Seat of Your Pants: Outline or No?
  11. How to Research Your Story Before Writing Your Book
  12. Why Choosing Your Setting is Important
  13. How I developed a character history?

If you want to help, please fill out the form. You can leave interest in the comments section below if you like.

#BookReview of Levant Mirage by @OliverFChase

 

Levant Mirage by Oliver F. Chase

You all know I don’t often cross my two sites over with each other. LitWorldInterviews is its own beast. I could count on one hand the times I recall having shared a book review here on RW, as it’s known behind the scenes. Today I wanted to share this one that I wrote for Levant Mirage by Oliver F. Chase. Why? Read on and you’ll see.

I received a copy of this book for an honest review and I’m glad I did. After having read it, I almost want to send him a check.

Levant Mirage takes snapshots from the headlines of the past few years to build a character and combines it with frighteningly realistic levant miragepossibilities to give a story you pray never happens.

35 year old U.S. Army Major Adam Michaels is no James Bond, nor did he ever set out to be. What is he? He’s a man who rejects the easy path that being the heir to a shipping empire gives him in order to join the military, serve his country, and be a father. Right, no money other than what he makes as a Major in the Army. You don’t see jet flying, limousine riding, womanizing and all of that. I would trade in the 10 year old Corolla for something a little better though. Tap into the trust fund already.

Finding himself used as a scapegoat for a foreign relations nightmare, Michaels works out his days in the Pentagon pushing papers, and paying alimony, child support and the mortgage on his rising political star ex-wife’s house. You see the everyday life to some extent leading up to the changes in life the military can throw at you. You don’t control you in the Army. And there are times when that twists the guts out of Michaels.

Michaels is of a dubious parentage, with his father not being who he thought he was, but upon finding out explains a great deal. This in part leads to his choice of path in life. He wants to be his own man. He doesn’t want to be identified with a past that isn’t really what he thought it was.

But part of that past comes back in one night and changes a quiet world into a search to find the defense against a missile guidance system he created that is now in the hands of terrorists. Which terrorists? Who is the enemy? You won’t believe it. Or you will believe it but be surprised.

The believability of Levant Mirage is what makes it so freakin’ scary at times. Perhaps the guidance system isn’t real, or I hope it’s not. But I’m sure there is something like it out there. The enemy Michaels must fight against is out of this world. If he fails, billions die. If he succeeds?

Chase writes with detail and a knowledge base that gives the story realism. You are able to submerse yourself into Levant Mirage and you don’t get pulled out by oddities and unbelievable scenes. Some scenes are high energy and amped up, but still possible.

Being honest, the amount of detail is incredible at times and I could have done with a little less of the technological speak, but it doesn’t take away from the story. In truth, it adds the believability—you don’t have these leaps from action to intellect in the span of a few seconds. Okay, maybe you do but for a whole different reason, but I’m not giving those parts away. Ah, that does remind me of one scene that did cause me pause and have to reread in order to get it clear. In part, that was due to the surprise of those involved.

I enjoyed the handling of the terrorists. As you read you’ll develop ideas but never get to comfortable, you never know what is going to happen next, who is going to happen, or what the truth is until it’s almost too late. But there are clues along the way.

RECOMMENDATION

I would recommend Levant Mirage to those who like believable action thrillers. Clive Cussler’s Dirk Pitt and other NUMA series books come to mind, but not that fantastical or off the charts. Where Cussler takes you over the edge of believability at times, Chase keeps you here on earth and scares the life out of you with reality you can find in your neighbors living room.

Character Believability: 4levant mirage
Flow and Pace: 4
Reader Engagement: 4
Reader Enrichment: 4
Reader Enjoyment: 4
Overall Rate: 4

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Author: Oliver F. Chase
Title: Levant Mirage
File Size: 3416 KB
Print Length: 309 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Pearl River Publishing Group; 1 edition (October 15, 2015)
Publication Date: October 15, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B015G7TWYQ
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
Word Wise: Not Enabled
Lending: Enabled
Formats: Paperback & Kindle
Pricing: $13.99 & $3.99
Genres: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Suspense, War

About the Author

Oliver F. Chase AuthorOliver spent five years in a police department working narcotics and SWAT, and the next 22 in the FBI. Now he’s the author of Marsh Island, Blind Marsh, the first two installments of the Hirebomber Series. And now Levant Mirage, releasing Oct. 15, 2015.
oliverchase.net
https://oliverchase.wordpress.com
facebook.com/oilverchase
https://twitter.com/OliverFChase

 



About the Reviewer

Ronovan HesterRonovan is an author, blogger and former educator who shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer though his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge and the creation of  LitWorldInterviews.WordPress.com, a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources.  For those serious about book reviewing and interested in reviewing for the LWI site, email Ronovan at ronovanwrites (at) gmail (dot) com to begin a dialogue. It may not work out but then again it might.

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Cover Reveal of my debut novel-Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling with @PSBartlett.

As promised yesterday in the guest post by Award Winning Author P.S. Bartlett, here is the book cover for my debut novel tentatively scheduled for a release date around Christmas. What’s it about?

Before there could be The Blue Diamond, before there could be Demons & Pearls, before Ivory Shepard could become the pirate known as The Razor, there had to be Rasmus. Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling by P.S. Bartlett & Ronovan Hester.

Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling by P.S. Bartlett and Ronovan HesterTo read about the man Ivory Shepard knows as Rasmus, read Demons & Pearls, and  pre-order Jaded Tides  for Kindle or Paperback  Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. Then you will be amazed at at this man’s journey, and perhaps destiny?

More to come about Amber Wakes: Gabriel Falling over the coming weeks and how I need your help in some decision making. You’ll find out more about what the book is about, the process of how it came about, and the research that went into its writing.


Ron_LWIRonovan is an author, and blogger who shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.WordPress.com.

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Guest Post by @PSBartlett The Kind of Writer I Want to Be.

Hello everyone,

Some of you may have heard that I have a book on schedule to be released around Christmas. It’s my debut novel, written with an author by the name of P.S. Bartlett. A book related to that novel is being released Oct. 5. It’s called Jaded Tides and it is book 2 in the pirate tales series and the third book leading up to her amazing Blue Diamond: The Razor’s Edge that I absolutely loved so much that Bartlett and I became friends and ended up writing a book together. Here today is a guest post by my partner in print. Over the next few days you will be seeing several posts about her here on Ronovan Writes. Now, onto our guest post today by Award Winning Author, P.S. Bartlett.

P.S. Bartlett AuthorThe Kind of Writer I Want To Be

I’ve believed since I dedicated myself to this journey two years ago that I knew exactly what kind of writer I wanted to be. Since I wrote the first sentence of my first novel, that dedication hasn’t wavered. A simple little sentence started it all.

“Ennis found a bird.”

I’ve had no formal training in this profession but I’ve done a ton of research, logged countless hours writing and I’ve dug in my heels. I’m not going anywhere.

I write fast. I think fast and once I set my sights on a goal I rarely give up unless I’m personally not satisfied with my level of performance or the quality of work I’m doing. So far, I see no reason to quit. As long as I keep breathing, moving, growing and evolving as a person, I’ll never stop.

It is important to me to produce quality books. Since I am still learning every day what that means to me and how it relates to my writing, I believe I can only keep improving. I’ve always loved writing and although I spent most of my adult life working, raising children and just trying to keep my boat right side up, I chose to put my aspirations on the back burner and take care of my family. I do not regret it one little bit. Through that journey, I learned so much about myself and gained volumes of experience at just being a human being. I’m proud of whom I’ve finally grown up to be and I need to be proud of the work I do too.

It’s a long road from writing your first page, to publishing. You will be knocked back more times than you can imagine. You’ll be told over and over again that your book “just isn’t what we’re looking for at this time.” Roadblock upon roadblock will rise up in front of you but you have to keep pushing on. Family problems, money shortages, day job, responsibilities and oh, that little thing called sleep will feel like a ball and chain at times but no matter what, you can’t give up. If being a published author is truly your calling or at the very least, your goal, allowing anything to stop you is not an option—no matter how long it takes or what road you take to get there.

The most important thing to me is that I write what I want to read. I want to write words that feel like warm butter on a hot roll. Words that get inside of you and either make you squirm or rise up inside of you and escape with a smile. Words that stick in your head and come to mind when you least expect it. I want to write stories that when you close the book, you want more. The reason I know how important writing what I want to read is, is because I’ve tried writing stories that may fall into one of the hot selling genres and I couldn’t get through the first chapter. You’ll know you’re writing what you want to read, when closing your laptop feels like kicking a heroin addiction.

I don’t want to write about what everyone else is writing about. I don’t need to sit at the cool kids table to feel good about myself. I know there are lots of genres and I know which ones sell the most. No, I’m not crazy and of course I want to make money and be able to write full time but I have to do it in a way I feel good about inside. I have to do it on my own terms. I have to tell a good story with characters you want to meet and know, and talk to again and again. I believe at some point I’ll be able to put almost anything into words but it has to be my anything, not what’s hot at the moment and not just because I want to be with the in crowd. My readers are out there and as long as I keep looking, I’ll find them and they’ll find me.

I want to stand out. I have this crazy dream that my stories will one day be considered as some of the best ever. I’ll stand by that. I believe that and soon, I’ll live that.

Thank you,

P.S. Bartlett – I’m taking a fantastic voyage. Won’t you join me?

http://psbartlett.me/

And now it’s me, Ronovan, again. Click the format of your choice to order Jaded Tides on Kindle or Paperback and let’s make it a best seller. (My future depends on it.)

Jaded Tides by P.S. Bartlett
The Second Installment of The Prequel Series to The Blue Diamond.
Ivory Dawn by P.S. Bartlett
A Prequel Story to The Blue Diamond
Demons & Pearls by P.S. Bartlett
Book One in the Prequel Series to The Blue Diamond
Blue Diamond: The Razor's Edge by P.S. Bartlett
My 5 Star Review of 2014. The Novel that Launched the series.

Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers’ Favorite:

It’s not often I read stories about female pirates and I am impressed with The Blue Diamond (The Razor’s Edge Book One). P.S. Bartlett writes an entertaining novel that offers great action, adventure and witty dialogue. The personalities of Ivory and her cousins are complex, but I easily connected with them. These are independent, free spirited women with lusty appetites, especially Miranda.



What about that book she and I wrote together? Tomorrow see the Book Cover here on Ronovan Writes.

Ron_LWIRonovan is an author, and blogger who shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.WordPress.com.

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Echoes of Narcissus in the Gardens of Delight by @JoRobinson176 Book Launch

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Donna thought there was something wrong with her. That she was suffering from a mental illness that has caused her husband to despise her, distance himself from her, and cheat on her. She blames herself for the desolate, miserable thing that is her marriage and her life. Then she comes across a book that will change everything for her, and reading it, she discovers that there’s nothing wrong with her mind at all, but that there is something very wrong with her husband instead. Marco, she realises, is a malignJo Rpbinson Echoes of Narcissus in the Gardens of Delightant narcissist. A text book case. He has a real and documented mental disorder, and that he’s been controlling, manipulating, and abusing her for decades. The sudden full knowledge of all that he’s purposely done to her enrages her. Not sure how to leave after thirty years of what she finally knows has been intentional mental and emotional abuse from him, and believing that she has nowhere to turn, being so physically isolated, she bides her time.

Then she meets and befriends a group of unusual people who share her passion for gardening, and so begins her journey to escape. She joins her new friends in their project to assist elderly people in old age homes care for their small gardens, as well as secretly supplying those suffering from painful and terminal illnesses with medicinal herb and plant remedies, including illegal plants such as cannabis. As weeks go by, she delves into her memories, relearns what it is to be respected, liked, and loved again, and slowly she formulates a plan to safely leave her dangerous husband. But unbeknownst to Donna, Marco is in serious trouble, and has desperate plans of his own, and absolutely no regard for her safety.

** This is a work of fiction, but malignant narcissists really do exist, and it is a recognised mental illness. Unfortunately, many people never realise that they are involved with a narcissist, because their actions are so demonically bad as to be unimaginable and unbelievable, and so they spend their lives in misery, depression, fear, and isolation. If only by the accidental reading of a fictional story, I hope that this book will help even one person, unknowingly suffering narcissistic abuse, to realise that they don’t have to, and that it’s never too late to start over, be happy, be fulfilled, to love and care for yourself, and be truly loved and respected by others.

Jo Robinson very recently returned to her homeland, South Africa, after having lived in rural Zimbabwe for eighteen years. Her obsessive affection for the African continent, most humans, and all creatures feathered and furred are what inspire her writing. She is the author of African Me & Satellite TV, the science-fiction/fantasy series Shadow People, and a couple of short stories, which will be free to download from Amazon from 26 to 30 December, Fly Birdie and The Visitation.

To win eBook copies of Shadow People and African Me & Satellite TV, send Jo a message from THIS page.

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