Book Promo: War Kids by Hayley Lawson

 WAR KIDS

By H. J Lawson

Contemporary/ YA

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When fourteen-year-old Jada wakes up in a hospital, the last thing she
thinks is that her life has completely changed forever.
But when the very real civil war forces her to flee from every open space, she must
use the firearm skills her father taught her to reunite with him and protect herself.
Armed with a single gun and a key to an unknown locker, Jada crosses Syria on a journey with a group of children called the Fearless Freedom Fighters.
With the leader, Zak, they mount a plan to rescue their fathers while they try to cope with the merciless murders of their families. As Jada and Zak lead the group together, love blossoms, but with soldiers hot on their tail, they need to stay vigilant in the face of war.

“Her blood-stained, long yellow nails cut into my ankle. I let out a scream of shock and try and jump back. Her wrinkled, thin lips slowly part, and white foam begins to pour from her mouth.”

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AUTHOR BIO

Hayley Lawson

Hayley Lawson is the author of War Kids. She has written a young adult contemporary novel set in Syria; a story about the Syrian Civil war though the eyes of children.

She was born in Lancaster, England. Growing up in a single parent household with five other siblings; was hard, and also character building.As a young child she found a passion for drawing, and continued this into adulthood, graduating from the University of Central Lancashire, England with a BA(Hons) in fashion design.At aged twenty seven, Hayley and her husband packed up their belongings for a lifelong dream to move to California. Her America dream was complete with the birth of her daughter. Her love for traveling, continued after the birth of her
daughter traveling around America with the family, and the best travelled dog.A new job positioned opened up New York, and the family decide to relocate to Long Island, NY, which is where she
currently resides.On August 21 she was moved by the images of the Syrian conflict, and embarked on an unlikely journey of writing her
first novel.GoodreadsOfficial Website | Wattpad | Facebook | Website

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GIVEAWAY

Win one of 10 ecopies as well as a swag bag worth $100!
Swag bag contains: one ladies tote, a signed book and one tablet case.
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Waiting on Wednesday #2: Seventh Grave and No Body

waiting on wednesday“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

seventh grave and no bodySeventh Grave and No Body

Charley Davidson #7

Author: Darynda Jones

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Expected Publication:  October 21st 2014

Synopsis(from Goodreads):

Twelve. Twelve of the deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of hell have escaped onto our plane, and they want nothing more than to rip out the jugular of Charley Davidson and serve her lifeless, mangled body to Satan for dinner. So there’s that. But Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and the more she retraces his last steps, the more she learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything she’s ever known about him. Add to that an ex-BFF who is haunting her night and day, a rash of suicides that has authorities baffled, and a drop-dead sexy fiancé who has attracted the attentions of a local celebrity, and Charley is not having the best week of her life.

A tad north of hell, a hop, skip, and a jump past the realm of eternity, is a little place called Earth, and Charley Davidson, grim reaper extraordinaire, is determined to do everything in her power to protect it.

We’re doomed.

Why am I waiting for Seventh Grave and No Body?

After the cliffhanger in Sixth Grave On the Edge, I can’t wait for this book. Charley never disappoints and with each book the danger factor is increasing.

Top Ten Tuesday #5: Books that are ‘Me’ OR That Have Been Recommended Often

images (2)Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten books that have been recommended to me because my friends thought they were up my alley.

Click on the covers to go to the Goodreads page.

magic bites  first grave halfwayto the grave slave to sensation

All these books were recommended to me by one of my best friends. Initially I wasn’t all that interested in any of these series, but I’m happy to say my friend did right by me. These four series are now some of my most favorite. I keep recommending these to everyone now.

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My friend’s recommended it to me for almost a year and a half before I stared reading this series. No need to say, I fell in love with Percy and gang too.

va1Vampire Academy has been recommended to me more times than I can count. I did read the first book, but never continued the series.

cinder firelight  pleasure unbound

I love fairy tale re-tellings and Cinder is one too. But despite it being recommended many times I haven’t read it. Firelight has also been recommended many times. I’ve read it’s precluding novella and loved it too, but never got to reading Firelight.

For the past two years my friend has been telling me to read the Demonica series. and I even like the book’s premise and the story seems interesting too, but I haven’t started this one either.

archer's voice

For the past few months people have been recommending Archer’s Voice left, right and center. Hopefully I’ll read it soon.

So what are the books you’ve been recommended the most. Did you read them? Did you enjoy them?

Aubrey Wynne: The Long and the Short of It

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The evil Queen Lucinda exacts revenge on a royal poet by casting a spell of never-ending clichés upon the kingdom. Will the clever King Richard thwart his stepmother’s magic and save the good people of Maxim? Test your literary knowledge and enjoy an entertaining spoof on fairytales.

Alfie Dog Fiction: http://alfiedog.com/products-page/aubrey-wynne/to-cast-a-cliche-aubrey-wynne-2700-words-fairytale/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22666679-to-cast-a-cliche

***For a chance to win an ebook copy of To Cast A Cliche, leave a comment below describing your Prince Charming. Or leave a picture of your idea of  Prince Charming on Lala’s Facebook page:

 

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The Short And The Long Of It

By Aubrey Wynne

Some people prefer short stories: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe, The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, or The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain.

Others enjoy getting to know the characters and settling in for a long read: The Call of The Wild by Jack London, Sophie’s Choice By William Styron, The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington or Animal Farm by George Orwell.

I consider any of these good literary choices. Whether I choose short or long for my reading pleasure depends on my time, focus and mood. A long weekend dictates a book I can sink my teeth into and enjoy the intricacies of a plot and subplots. I get involved with main characters and a secondary cast. If I have an afternoon free, I hate to start a novel and leave in the middle for a week or two. So I choose a short story.

So what is the difference when writing? Which is more difficult for the author? Style often dictates what an author writes. I also think the story itself often decides the length. Some stories are a glimpse into a slice of the character’s life. Others may be detailed accounts that need to be slowly digested and savored. But the styles for each are different.

A novel needs background, detail, and often spans a period of time. Here the author needs to set the tone, give us necessary previous knowledge and include subplots and secondary characters. A short story gets straight to the point, involves fewer characters and usually has only one storyline. The luxury of spending a page describing the valley below does not exist for the short story writer. Each word counts.

If a writer hates to ‘cut his babies’, novels create the perfect vehicle. If you enjoy describing each character’s clothing each time they enter a room or providing an intricate description of the mansion on the hill, by all means pursue the novel. Short story and novella authors usually concentrate on a single plot, add some description and action then wrap it up. This does not mean that characters are not developed or the plot is simple and never complicated: the more intricacies and in-depth the short story, the more talented the author.

So what is your preference as a reader and writer? Short or long? Detailed or to the point?

A random commenter will receive their choice of one my shorts on this post.

 About the Author

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Aubrey Wynne resides in the Midwest with her husband, dogs, horses, mule and barn cats. She is an elementary teacher by trade, champion of children and animals by conscience, and author by night. Obsessions include history, travel, trail riding and all things Christmas. Her debut story, Merry Christmas, Henry, was published in November 2013 by Melange Books, LLC and received Best Short Romance in the Editors and Predators Reader’s Choice of 2013. Her humorous shorts, Pete’s Mighty Purty Privies and To Cast A Cliché are published with AlfieFiction.com

Hook up with Aubrey:

http://aubreywynneauthor.wordpress.com

https://www.facebook.com/aubrey.wynne.7

https://www.facebook.com/magnificentvalor

https://twitter.com/Aubreywynne51

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/17695894-aubrey-wynne

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AubreyWynne

http://www.linkedin.com/profile/edit?trk=nav_responsive_sub_nav_edit_profile

aubreywynneauthor@gmail.com]

 

 Petes promo cover

 

Pete McNutt, a privy salesman, needs customers for his new business. Spring has arrived and it’s prime time Privy Season. After much consideration, he refines his sales pitch, takes courage in hand and heads to the monthly meeting of the Women’s Library Association.

Alfie Dog Fiction: http://alfiedog.com/products-page/aubrey-wynne/petes-mighty-purty-privies-aubrey-wynne-2000-words-humour-historical/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21798744-pete-s-mighty-purty-privies

***For a chance to win an e-copy of this Pete’s Mighty Purty Privies, leave a comment below or on Lala’s Facebook page and tell us about an experience with an outhouse. 

 

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Henry, a shy and talented artist, moonlights as a security guard at a museum and loses his heart to a beautiful, melancholy woman in a painting. As his obsession grows, he finds a kindred soul who helps him in his search for happiness. On Christmas Eve, Henry dares to take a chance on love and fulfill his dream.

Melange Books, LLC: http://www.melange-books.com/authors/aubreywynne/merryxmashenry.html

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GHWQHYS

Amazon.UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Merry-Christmas-Henry-Aubrey-Wynne-ebook/dp/B00GHWQHYS

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/merry-christmas-henry-aubrey-wynne/1117352015?ean=2940045373494

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18781435-merry-christmas-henry

***For a chance to win a e-copy of Merry Christmas, Henry, leave a comment below or on Lala’s Facebook page and tell us your favorite Christmas book or movie: 

Giveaway #5 by Jennifer Lowery

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Another Giveaway by Jennifer Lowery

****GIVEAWAY****

Hi fans and readers! I have one last offer before I go and let someone else take the stage.

For anyone who signs up for my NEWSLETTER: http://jenniferloweryauthor.com/join-my-newsletter/will give a FREE copy (.99 cent value) of my short story, Taking Chances, a romantic suspense featuring a Navy pilot. I promise not to flood your inbox with spam or constant newsletters, lol. Just updates, new releases, giveaways, and fun stuff.

Thanks so much! And thanks so much for joining the party! We’re so happy you made it! Enjoy the rest of the party!

All my best,

Jennifer

P.S. I’m always looking for street team members so if you want to be a JTT just follow this link: http://jenniferloweryauthor.com/join-my-street-team/

about the author

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NY Times & USA Today bestselling author, Jennifer Lowery grew up reading romance novels in the back of her math book and on the bus to school, and never wanted to be anything but a writer. Her summers were spent sitting at the kitchen table with her sisters spinning tales of romance and intrigue and always with a tall glass of ice tea at their side.

Today, Jennifer is living that dream and she couldn’t be happier to share her passion with her readers. She loves everything there is about romance. Her stories feature alpha heroes who meet their match with strong, independent heroines. She believes that happily ever after is only the beginning of her stories. And the road to that happy ending is paved with action, adventure, and romance. As her characters find out when they face danger, overcome fears, and are forced to look deep within themselves to discover love.

Jennifer lives in Michigan with her husband and two children. When she isn’t writing she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Here are my social media links if anyone would like to follow me-which would be so awesome!J
Author Website: http://jenniferloweryauthor.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennifer-LoweryAuthor/302548869788688
Twitter: https://twitter.com/?iid=am-60662501713275332391892157&nid=15&uid=474377803#%21/JLoweryauthor
Romance Recipes: http://romancerecipes.wordpress.com/

Here is my Amazon author page if you would like to ‘like’ me, lol. You can also check out my other books here J

Thanks!

Jennifer

http://www.amazon.com/Jennifer-Lowery/e/B0090SP2GA/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1406113169&sr=1-2-ent

Thank you!

Giveaway #4 by Jennifer Lowrey

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Another Giveaway by Jennifer Lowery

****GIVEAWAY #4****

And now for a fun giveaway! And a chance to win an e-book off my backlist http://jenniferloweryauthor.com/books/. Are ya ready? This one’s a hard one, lol.

Drum roll, please…What is your favorite kind of chocolate?  Because chocolate is absolutely a writers best friend.

I’ll start: Mine is dark chocolate raspberry truffles.

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Okay, leave a comment to win an e-book copy from my backlist! Thanks for playing!

about the author

jennifer-lowery-author-pic-2NY Times & USA Today bestselling author, Jennifer Lowery grew up reading romance novels in the back of her math book and on the bus to school, and never wanted to be anything but a writer. Her summers were spent sitting at the kitchen table with her sisters spinning tales of romance and intrigue and always with a tall glass of ice tea at their side.

Today, Jennifer is living that dream and she couldn’t be happier to share her passion with her readers. She loves everything there is about romance. Her stories feature alpha heroes who meet their match with strong, independent heroines. She believes that happily ever after is only the beginning of her stories. And the road to that happy ending is paved with action, adventure, and romance. As her characters find out when they face danger, overcome fears, and are forced to look deep within themselves to discover love.

Jennifer lives in Michigan with her husband and two children. When she isn’t writing she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Here are my social media links if anyone would like to follow me-which would be so awesome!J
Author Website: http://jenniferloweryauthor.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennifer-LoweryAuthor/302548869788688
Twitter: https://twitter.com/?iid=am-60662501713275332391892157&nid=15&uid=474377803#%21/JLoweryauthor
Romance Recipes: http://romancerecipes.wordpress.com/

Here is my Amazon author page if you would like to ‘like’ me, lol. You can also check out my other books here J

Thanks!

Jennifer

http://www.amazon.com/Jennifer-Lowery/e/B0090SP2GA/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1406113169&sr=1-2-ent

Thank you!

Giveaway #3 by Jennifer Lowery

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Another Giveaway by Jennifer Lowery

****GIVEAWAY #3****

Hello fans and readers *waves* I’ve given you a taste of my romantic suspense, The Maze, so how about a military romance? And a giveaway?

I love Navy SEALs. I mean, who doesn’t love reading romance with a strong, intelligent, protective alpha SEAL hero? I was hooked from my very first one-a Suzanne Brockmann, of course! Her SEALs rock! I knew I had to write my own SEAL team, hence, A SEAL’s Song, the first book in my SEAL Team Alpha series.

But, Navy SEALs are so much more than gorgeous, sexy men. They are highly intelligent, incredibly brave, and mentally tough. They go through rigorous training most of us would shudder to think about. They perform tasks we don’t want to know about as we sleep safely in our beds at night. They are men to be admired for all that they sacrifice.

In A SEAL’s Song, my heroine finds out just how intelligent and brave her SEAL is as they fight for their lives in a tropical paradise.

So, what I want know-for a chance to win an e-book copy of A SEAL’s Song is:

What is your favorite military romance novel?

 Leave a comment to win. Can’t wait to see your answers and maybe find another great author! Thanks for playing!

Buy A SEAL’s Song:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K5YPHDQ

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-seals-song-jennifer-lowery/1119434693?ean=2940149581665&itm=1&usri=2940149581665

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/a-seal-s-song

about the author

jennifer-lowery-author-pic-2

NY Times & USA Today bestselling author, Jennifer Lowery grew up reading romance novels in the back of her math book and on the bus to school, and never wanted to be anything but a writer. Her summers were spent sitting at the kitchen table with her sisters spinning tales of romance and intrigue and always with a tall glass of ice tea at their side.

Today, Jennifer is living that dream and she couldn’t be happier to share her passion with her readers. She loves everything there is about romance. Her stories feature alpha heroes who meet their match with strong, independent heroines. She believes that happily ever after is only the beginning of her stories. And the road to that happy ending is paved with action, adventure, and romance. As her characters find out when they face danger, overcome fears, and are forced to look deep within themselves to discover love.

Jennifer lives in Michigan with her husband and two children. When she isn’t writing she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Here are my social media links if anyone would like to follow me-which would be so awesome!J
Author Website: http://jenniferloweryauthor.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennifer-LoweryAuthor/302548869788688
Twitter: https://twitter.com/?iid=am-60662501713275332391892157&nid=15&uid=474377803#%21/JLoweryauthor
Romance Recipes: http://romancerecipes.wordpress.com/

Here is my Amazon author page if you would like to ‘like’ me, lol. You can also check out my other books here J

Thanks!

Jennifer

http://www.amazon.com/Jennifer-Lowery/e/B0090SP2GA/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1406113169&sr=1-2-ent

Thank you!