I'm thrilled to be "In the Spotlight"
on the MASQUERADE CREW'S blog today!
They asked me to do a guest post on my
"Top 5 Fave Fictional Detectives".
Go here to read it!
by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
on sale now for only $0.99!
I loved the way the author told this story. The underlying subject matter was serious, but her funny, snarky tone lightened the mood to make it a very enjoyable read. The author has a great sense of humor, even about death, but when the story called for it, she was reverent and empathetic in the way her characters handled each other.
I really identified with the main character—she’s just a mom, trying to do the things she needs to do to keep the family on track. She’s not an overbearing supermom by any means, but she will do anything to keep her kids safe, even siccing her ghost-mom on her daughter’s frenemies.
I highly recommend this book if you like chick-lit, especially if you want a book with more substance than most. I would love to read more by this author.
Thanks to Sandy Penny at www.SweetMysteryBooks.com for the great review!
Read her other reviews here.
July 30, 2013
Guess who's going on a BLOG TOUR this summer?
Come along with me on the first-ever
IT'S JUST A LITTLE CRUSH Blog Tour!
Some of my writer friends have graciously agreed to host me on their blogs
from August 18-22. See the list below for all of the tour stops!
Follow the IT'S JUST A LITTLE CRUSH tour to these great blogs!
Lilian Roberts author blog
Please check back often to see my updated schedule!
SPELLBOUND IN HIS ARMS
By Angel Sefer
Get your copy on Amazon.com!
SPELLBOUND IN HIS ARMS is a fantastic first novel by author Angel Sefer. Set in Greece, mostly on the island of Corfu, with some scenes in Athens (I was excited to find a short scene took place in Plaka, a historic neighborhood in Athens and my favorite spot when I vacationed there!). The author describes the Greek scenery beautifully (she is from there, after all), and the location is definitely a major player in the story.
The chemistry between the main characters, Jackie and Michael, is fiery and passionate right from the start, but what I really liked is that they were able to keep their heads to solve the mystery even as their relationship blossomed. Jackie is a feisty heroine, and nothing, even super-hot detective Michael Apostolou, is going to keep her from finding the truth about who is harming her family. There are plenty of bad guys and plenty of action in this book—perfect for a fast and fun read.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a good mystery with a good amount of romance. I look forward to reading more novels by this author.
I'm thrilled to have Diantha Jones here on my blog today, making a stop on her ORACLE OF DELPHI Blog Tour!
Please visit her website here, and purchase her new release,
PROPHECY OF SOLSTICE'S END (Oracle of Delphi Series #3) here!
And now, for her guest post...
Wrangling the Myths: How I Did It
I didn't really. Wrangle the myths, that is.
Greek mythology is so massive, it would take a lifetime to learn everything. Even then, I bet there'd be something you missed. It's an impossible thing to take on. I've studied the myths for the past four years and still feel like a fish out of water at times. There's just so much of it, so many interpretations, that in the end it all boils down to which tall tale you choose to believe.
When researching the myths for my Oracle of Delphi series, I started with...duh, the Oracle. That was easy enough, I guess. Then I moved on to the Olympians. That went well too...at first. Then I realized there was so much more to the big twelve than I had ever known. They are each the god of at least ten different things. They've also got a beast or two that is attributed to them, plus plants and other symbols. And let's not start with the love interests! Out of control, I tell you.
But I didn't stop there. To understand the ways of the Olympians, I had to also study the Titans (Kronos, Rhea, Hyperion, etc.) and the gods of the Cosmos (Uranus, Gaia, Nyx, etc.). Then came the myths themselves. My favorite is the story of Cupid and Psyche and how their romance came to be. But there are other cool myths as well, such as the quest of Jason & the Argonauts, and the twelve labors of Hercules, both which are important to the Oracle of Delphi series.
Then there are all of the minor gods and demigods who played major roles in Greek mythology. Really ya'll...it's a lot, but not for a moment have I ever felt bored with it. It's all such exciting stuff! Each time I open one of my books or bring up a website, I'm excited wondering what new, amazing myth I'm going to discover. So have I conquered the Greek myths? Not even close. But I'm sure having a blast trying.
I'm giving away
TWO signed copies of IT'S JUST A LITTLE CRUSH
Enter here to win!
I have just been named a SEMIFINALIST in
The Kindle Book Review's 2013 Best Indie Book Awards
for my book, IT'S JUST A LITTLE CRUSH!
Find the list of semifinalists here.
Winners will be announced October 1, 2013.
Keep your fingers crossed for me!
Diantha Jones, author of the ORACLE OF DELPHI series
and the UNKNOWING series, will stop here on July 23rd as part of her
ORACLE OF DELPHI Blog Tour!
Please join us on the 23rd to meet this awesome author!
Visit her website here!
It’s BIKINI SEASON, ladies! And you know what that means…it’s time to buy a one-piece. I went to the beach at Hilton Head, South Carolina a few weeks ago, and was truly appalled at what I saw. I know, I know, as women we should fight back against the media’s skewed image of how women are “supposed” to look, and we should celebrate our curves and all that crap, but seriously. Girls, we need to make a concerted effort to look in the mirror before going out in public.
Swimsuits are no different than clothes—all styles do not look becoming on all figures. That’s why there are a million different brands, cuts, and designs from which to choose. Just pick something that fits and covers up the jiggly parts—that’s all I’m asking here! I’m not saying that if you don’t look like Megan Fox that you should just put on a muumuu and be done with it. Please, if that were the case, I’d never have been allowed to set foot in a swimwear store. I’m just saying that we as women need to take one simple oath. Say it with me:
“Just because a bikini comes in my size
does not mean that I should buy it or wear it.”
There. I said it. And I’m going to say this, too: if I can’t bounce a dime off of your abs, I don’t want to see them.
Let this be your should-I-buy-that-bikini guide. If you can answer “yes” to any of the following criteria, do us all a solid and put the suit back on the rack and walk away.
- My belly hangs over the waistband.
- More of my cleavage is showing than is covered by fabric.
- My cleavage is nearer to my waist than to my shoulders.
- I am 50 years old.
- My butt is showing.
- I am pregnant.
This simple list should help you from becoming an eyesore at your local swimming hole. You’re welcome.
Oh, and one more thing, don’t jog down the beach in a bandeau bikini without a neckstrap, ever. Thanks to an older lady who crossed my line of vision on vacation, I can't un-see that.