Tour de Hands – Day 4

file5231241720377It’s been a crazy race of words this week. My Bending Willow Books have traveled from Texas to Cape Cod, and back to Texas. They’re hanging out at Taylor Dean’s blog for the next week until Phase 2 of our Tour de Hands begins. My books need time to rest their legs. (Yes, they have legs, and they’re tired). Currently, Hands of Mercy is in the lead, so go cheer Hands on (hee hee–no pun intended). Continue reading

Tour de Hands – Day 3

bikeWe’re only 3 days into this race of words, but it’s already been intense and my books are huffing and puffing. To recap some of the highlights along the course so far…

  • We started Day 1 down in Texas at Taylor Dean’s site. Eyes of Light was in the lead there
  • Day 2 we ran into heavy snow up in Cape Cod (yes, my books put the Tour de France bikers to shame with their speed across long distances) and had to stop for a short pit stop at Sheila Hurst’s

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Tour de Hands – Day 2

SONY DSCThe race of races started yesterday. My Bending Willow Trilogy books are pedaling hard toward the finish line and making stops along the way on this arduous Tour de Hands course to promote team Hands of Mercy sponsored by me, myself and I.

Today, we’re stopping for a breather at author Sheila Hurst’s blog because we just got dumped on and can’t pedal very good through all this snow in Sheila’s part of the country. If books have legs, they’re burning right now and need a chance to recover. They’ll need power for the steep climbs ahead (hopefully after the snowplows clear the roads), so they’re resting while Sheila interviews me. Continue reading

Tour de Hands-Day 1

cityBikeRidersIt’s a little cold for biking right now, but my book, Hands of Mercy, wanted some exercise still. So starting today, my Bending Willow Trilogy books will be racing through other sites for the first official Tour de Hands. That’s right, and you have front row seats for this riveting race of words.

Today, Eyes of Light (Vol. 1) is in the lead over at Taylor Dean’s blog down in Texas. Taylor is not only one of my favorite authors, but she’s also Continue reading

It’s Out! Clap your Hands

3-HandsOfMercy_ebookRGBGet excited and do your happy dance. I know I am. Hands of Mercy is finally available to read today. Yeehaw! It is such a relief to have this done and ready for the public–YOU! This last book has traveled a long, winding road. I have written and then rewritten it dozens of times, trying to get it just right and fixing flat tires along the way. Hopefully you will feel the long wait has been worth it now that it has arrived.

Synopsis of the Bending Willow Trilogy:

A cast of three very different heroes come together in this trilogy. Austan Sandoval is the master of disguise and deception. James Continue reading

Readers…write reviews!

20140719-BatteryParkCityNY-LunchWithErinAndrew (56Edit)You don’t have to be a writer or be really good with words to leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads. In fact, even if you never came close to clinching the English student of the year award, you can still leave reviews. Leaving a review will make book sites, authors, and even other readers LOVE you!

Have you ever thought about purchasing a book, yet you’re not quite sure whether it’s a right fit for you or not. What do you do?

I go straight to reviews and start skimming to get an idea of whether I want to buy the book. Books with few reviews get skipped over, even if there’s nothing wrong with them. That’s why EVERY review is important, whether it’s short or long, super funny or basic. Continue reading

Betrayed – A Thrilling Read

I love reading! (You probably know that by now.) And I love reviewing a good book, and Betrayed by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen was an exciting story I had a hard time putting down to do dreary, necessary work at home. Yes, laundry got ignored and there are some white shirts that now need to be ironed badly, but it was worth the extra ironing to finish this intense mystery and not have it plaguing my mind at bedtime. (I like my sleep)

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