Friday, December 15, 2017

Happy Release Day!

Seven years ago, I had a dream that woke me up.  I couldn't stop crying because of the last scene in my mind.  I immediately wrote down what I remembered because it had been that powerful.  That dream began my journey into writing The Chronicles of the Diasodz.  Today, I celebrate with you the official release day for The One Awakened, the series finale!



I cannot begin to express to you the myriad of emotions that I feel right now.  This was an emotional book for me to write because I have become quite attached to my characters.  Some of them do not survive this book, and the concept of no longer writing about them hurts. In fact, I'm playing with the idea of writing a prequel or a collection of short stories that involve many of the Diasodz and Raizyns.  For now, though, I'm going to just enjoy the release of The One Awakened. :-)

For those of you who have been with me since the beginning, THANK YOU! I appreciate your support and your love for my books.  For those of you who are just falling in love with my series, I am honored that you have joined me, and I hope you fall as deeply in love with my characters as I have. I would love to hear your thoughts and reactions to this book (and every book in this series).

Join me in celebrating the release day of The One Awakened! You can purchase your copy here: https://www.amazon.com/One-Awakened-Chronicles-Diasodz-Book-ebook/dp/B0781WT73J/.  Happy reading! :-)

#RRBC Holiday Trail Book Trailer Block Party - Stop #2!


Welcome to my second stop on the #RRBC Holiday Train Book Trailer Block Party! The party has been a blast so far, and if you haven't checked out the previous stops, I highly recommend you do so. You are missing out on some amazing books (and prizes!).

For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, I am a part of the Rave Reviews Book Club.  This month, we are having a book trailer block party.  Each day will have one or two different authors who share a book trailer with you.  All you have to do is watch the video and leave a comment on the YouTube page.  At the end of each day, one random person's comment will be chosen, and that person will win a prize!

It's that easy.  Watch a video.  Leave a comment.  Take a chance and win a prize!

Today is my day to share a video with you, so I am sharing my book trailer for the first four books of my Chronicles of the Diasodz series.  I have two prizes for today:
1 - A free copy of an e-book from my series (your choice)!
2 - An author spotlight on my blog!




I would love to hear your thoughts on the book trailer.  So click the following link to see the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1bGZNNFvvw&t=21s.  And then, check out all of the other videos that you can watch to win prizes here: https://ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com/rrbcs-holiday-train-book-trailer-block-party/

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Countdown to The One Awakened Book Sale - LAST DAY!

The One Awakened, the finale of The Chronicles of the Diasodz, will be released tomorrow, December 15th!  I'm so excited! Today is the last sale before it's available! Today's book sale is for The One Revealed!




For TODAY ONLY, you can buy The One Revealed for just $0.99!  Tomorrow, it will go back to its regular price of $2.99, so buy it now!  This is a series you will want to read. To purchase the book, click here!

Here is the perfect opportunity for you to get the entire series for you or a loved one! Happy reading!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Countdown to The One Awakened Book Sale!

The One Awakened, the finale of The Chronicles of the Diasodz, will be released on Friday, December 15th!  To celebrate its release, I've decided to have a sale of the books leading up to Release Day! Today's book sale is for The One Betrayed!



For TODAY ONLY, you can buy The One Betrayed for just $0.99!  Tomorrow, it will go back to its regular price of $2.99, so buy it now!  This is a series you will want to read. To purchase the book, click here!

Tomorrow, The One Revealed will be on sale!

Here is the perfect opportunity to get the entire series for you or a loved one! Happy reading!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Countdown to the Release of The One Awakened!

The One Awakened, the finale of The Chronicles of the Diasodz, will be released on Friday, December 15th!  To celebrate its release, I've decided to have a sale of the books leading up to Release Day! Since I had The One Discovered on sale for Cyber Monday, I'm starting this countdown sale with The One Enlightened (book two of the series).



For TODAY ONLY, you can buy The One Enlightened for just $0.99!  Tomorrow, it will go back to its regular price of $2.99, so buy it now!  This is a series you will want to read. To purchase the book, click here!

On December 13th, you will be able to purchase The One Betrayed on sale!

On December 14th, The One Revealed will be on sale!

Here is the perfect opportunity for you to get the entire series for you or a loved one! Happy reading!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

#RRBC Holiday Train Book Trailer Party - Stop #1 (Update)


UPDATE: Congratulations to my two winners for my first stop on the #RRBC Holiday Train Book Trailer Block Party!  Bette Stevens, you have one an e-book copy of The One Discovered!  Susanne Leist, you have won an author spotlight on my blog. I will contact both of you soon! :-)


Welcome to my first stop on the #RRBC Holiday Train Book Trailer Block Party! The party has been a blast so far, and if you haven't checked out the previous stops, I highly recommend you do so. You are missing out on some amazing books (and prizes!).

For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, I am a part of the Rave Reviews Book Club.  This month, we are having a book trailer block party.  Each day will have one or two different authors who share a book trailer with you.  All you have to do is watch the video and leave a comment on the YouTube page.  At the end of each day, one random person's comment will be chosen, and that person will win a prize!

It's that easy.  Watch a video.  Leave a comment.  Take a chance and win a prize!

Today is my day to share a video with you, so I am sharing my book trailer for The One Discovered. This is the first book of my Chronicles of the Diasodz series.  I have TWO prizes for today:

1.  A free copy of The One Discovered
2.  An author spotlight on my blog

I would love to hear your thoughts on the book trailer.  So click the following link to see the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZTzJ5iplxY&t=2s.  And then, check out all of the other videos that you can watch to win prizes here: https://ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com/rrbcs-holiday-train-book-trailer-block-party/

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Happy Letter Writing Day!

Amazon posted that today is Letter Writing Day, so I thought I'd create a letter from one of my characters to another to celebrate the occasion. :-) This letter would take place toward the beginning of The One Awakened, which will be released later this month.  So, for those of you who have read my first four books, here is a little sneak peak. ;-)

My dearest children,

I doubt that you will ever see this letter.  I feel my energy fading and could not leave this world without having expressed my love for each of you. Rafe was kind enough to sneak a few sheets of paper and a pencil to me a few weeks ago.  I have not seen him since, so I am quite certain that he has abandoned me.

I have lost count of the time that I have spent in this cell.  I tried my best to stay strong, but when Sofia was dragged out of her adjoining cell by those grotesque demons, I lost all desire for facades.  I have tried to absorb strength from the earth at my feet, but even it is barren, just like my reserves of hope.  The darkness is overwhelming.  Evil and hatred permeate the air, making it hard to breathe.

I have had much time to reflect upon my life and the choices that have led me to this very cell.  There are times when I wish I would have made better choices, but then I imagine how it may have changed the outcome, and I find that the alternative would not have been better.  I can only hope that the Goddess will show me compassion when I am finally with Her.

Ar'ch, I remember when I first held you in my arms.  Though you were not my child, I felt an immediate need to care for you.  I fell in love with you completely.  Maybe it was because your mother and I had already become friends.  Those years with you were some of the happiest of my life, and I feel honored to have had a part in your upbringing.

Angel, my biggest burden has always been giving you away.  I do not regret my decision because I know that you have been given a blessed life with powers and a lifestyle that you never could have had with me.  Still, from the moment your seed left my body, I have felt a void within me that has never been filled.  I only wish you could know how very much I love you.

Rafe, I was a fool to let Damiana raise you, though I have to believe the Goddess influenced my decision.  I tried to stay close to you to protect you from a distance, and it saddens me that you developed such hatred toward me.  I understand it, but I wish it weren't so.  Despite your anger and resentment, I see such goodness in you. I pray that you will embrace that which is good in your soul and do right by us all.

And Sofia... Goddess, how I love you! You were never mine to love, but you are the only one that I was blessed to raise as a mother.  I regret not sharing our Goddess' prophecy with you earlier.  Maybe if I had told you more about the Diasodz and your role in our future, I could have kept you safer.  I fear that you are suffering, and I will never forgive myself if you are kept from fulfilling your destiny because of my inaction.

My eyes grow weary.  There is little light within this dismal place.  I ask that you each forgive me for the pain that I have brought into your life.  I pray that you know that I truly love you.  I am not giving up.  I will continue to fight to live because I want to see you again, but if I lose my fight, know that you all were in my heart to the very end.

With infinite love,

Liana

Well, there you go! I hope you enjoyed it. :-)  If you haven't read my series yet, I encourage you to start reading it from the beginning.  The finale will be released in about a week, and I have no doubt that you will love it.  Here are the links to the Chronicles of the Diasodz:



Sunday, December 3, 2017

Party with Me!

Good morning, beautiful readers! It's time for you all to join me on the #RRBC Holiday Train Book Trailer Block Party! Every day, there will be a new book trailer to introduce you to a new book. If you leave a comment on the YouTube page, you will be eligible to win a prize! So, not only will you learn about some amazing books, but you will also get a chance of winning gift cards or books or other great prizes! You might even find a few items to add as a holiday gift for your loved ones. After all, reading is a gift that never dies! ;-) Here is the link to the party: https://ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com/rrbcs-holiday-train-book-trailer-block-party/

Monday, November 27, 2017

Cyber Monday Sale!

In honor of Cyber Monday, I am placing The One Discovered on sale! Instead of $2.99, you can buy it today for just $0.99 on Amazon! If you haven't started the series yet, this is the perfect time to begin! I will be promoting each book in the series for a few days leading up to the release of The One Awakened. So, take advantage of this sale and immerse yourself in the world of the Diasodz!


To purchase The One Discovered, click here!

To see all of the books in the series, click here!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Raters Not Haters!

Today, I listened to the #RRBC Rave Waves BlogTalkRadio "Raters Not Haters" and heard one of the hosts raving about my novel, The One Discovered! How awesome is that! It brings me such great joy to listen to a reader who truly enjoys my story. My heart becomes so light and tight. It's as if someone is hugging my heart with a gentle squeeze and sighing. :-) Thank you, Shirley, for sharing my novel. I am thrilled that you are enjoying the series. :-)

I've added the link here so that you can listen to it. They also talk about three other books that might be of interest to you, so check it out. :-)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ravereviewsbookclub/2017/11/25/rrbc-rave-waves-blogtalkradio-raters-not-haters

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Cover Reveal - The One Awakened

I know I've been a little MIA lately, but I promise that I've been working diligently to bring you the finale of The Chronicles of the Diasodz! My beta readers have sent me great feedback, and I'm in the final stages of editing. My goal still is to release The One Awakened by mid-December. So, today, I am sharing with you the cover for The One Awakened! Vila Design has once again created a perfect cover for me! I hope you love it as much as I do. 



If you haven't read the first four books in The Chronicles of the Diasodz, this is the perfect time to do so! That way, you will be ready for the finale's release! And trust me, you are NOT going to want to miss the ending of this series!  Below are the links to the first four books. Happy reading! :-)

Monday, October 23, 2017

The #RRBC Writers' Conference and Book Expo!


I am SO excited to announce that the #RRBC Writers' Conference & Book Expo is now LIVE! This conference is for all book lovers and writers.  The conference will stay open through Monday, October 29, 2017, to give you time to see everything!

There will be raffle prizes of books and gift cards every day! There are Author Booths where you will discover new authors with new books to add to your library. I will have my own author booth, so invite your friends to come meet me. :-) There will also be a scavenger hunt with amazing prizes to win! This event is an absolute must for book lovers, so help me spread the word! Happy reading! :-)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Author Spotlight - Laura Libricz

Welcome to another beautiful day! Today, we are celebrating Laura Libricz and her works! Laura writes historical fiction and has a beautiful way with words.  Read below and see for yourself.



The Port of Going #flashfiction #scifi @lauralibricz

The air hung thick with humidity, strangely conductive after the last few days of cold. Caroline pulled the heavy wrap off her shoulders as she walked to work. She passed the neglected dance hall on the pier by the Port of Coming and ducked away from a group of women who’d just arrived in the village. Caroline wondered why each new wave of settlers heated the water vapor in the air. The transports must disrupt some fine balance there when they entered the port.

They called the village ‘Coming and Going’ after the two ports. The village had historically been a crossroads, a meeting point, a stop-off place where people came to be picked up, rescued or to find themselves a new fate. A haven, a port of souls if you want to call it that. There were airways and seaways and a lawlessness that came with this sort of to-ing and fro-ing. Caroline had come to the village six months ago, looking for passage away. Too scared to go on, she got stuck in a job at the Port of Going overseeing the main gate.

There was a time when noble buildings made this a desirable place to begin a show-off journey. Back then, the gaming attracted a better sort, nicely-dressed folk out to raise the stakes of an expensive evening. Now, the gaming brought nothing but fortune hunters, organized crime, and plenty willing to sell themselves for another go with lady luck. As Coming and Going went to seed, the well-dressed, better sorts moved on to build a new port, leaving the village to decay. Those desperate for passage, like Caroline, were sent here.

The Port of Going hummed with early-morning traveller-seekers. Caroline unlocked the gate, fearing the humidity would irritate them. A siren blared three short shots. Overhead, the lights flickered. It happened at least once an hour, sometimes more. The humidity also seemed to mess with the way the sun’s energy was stored in the batteries. Then the lights went out, complete darkness. It would last five seconds. Five seconds of darkness brought thieves out of the cracks like cockroaches. They had the gift of Dark Sight, they were born with it, an undesirable gift. They meandered in and out of the traveller-seekers, the goers. After five seconds, the lights would come back on. Those who were thrown to the ground would shake themselves and look around, searching for their belongings.

“This is terrible,” the first traveller said. “Why is this port so dangerous? The Port of Coming is heavily guarded, controlled to the hilt, not like this dump.

The traveller was right, of course. All comers to the village were closely guarded, whereas goers could go. People escaping were happily transported away, someone else’s problem. Caroline watched the motley goers line up: a girl holding hands with a child; a man with a dream; three children chained together, to be transported and sold into slavery; a girl with a look on her face that said she was going to pay back every asshole who ‘dun her wrong.’ A teenage boy stood behind her, dressed as a soldier.

“This is the Port of Going,” the man with the dream said. “Nobody cares who goes. All are allowed to leave.”

Behind him in the line, a young woman appeared. She was heavy with child, visibly unwell. She waddled up to Caroline and waved her papers in Caroline’s face.

“I don’t want your papers,” Caroline said. “I need to scan your chip.”

The young woman flapped the papers. The edge just missed Caroline’s eye. The woman pounded her fist on the papers. She wanted to go and she needed her papers stamped to pass to the Nether Region, at least that was what her application said.

“Don’t you understand me?” Caroline said. “Your chip.”

The young woman lifted her braids to show she had no visible ears. Caroline had never seen this new breed, those with no hearing organs. They were supposedly better beings because they were compliant and could be remotely commanded by some other sensory perception. If that was true, how did she manage to escape to this port?

The lights went off again. Caroline saw the young woman go down. The lights came back on after five seconds. Those who were thrown to the ground stood back up. They shook themselves and looked around. In five seconds, the thieves had moved soundlessly through the goers and collected the spoils. The young woman had trouble getting to her feet. The line bottlenecked and people were visibly angry. The young woman must now stand or be trampled.

The lights flickered and went off again. Caroline saw the young woman go down again, swallowed in the angry crowd. Caroline was afraid of the violence the crowd could produce. The next angry traveller stepped over the young woman, saying nasty things and giving her a little shove with his foot. Caroline scanned him and let him pass. The next traveller was not as patient and shoved the young woman to the side. As the young woman came to her feet, the next traveller kneed her in the thigh and she went down again.

Caroline shut her gate, stoppering the bottleneck. “I will turn out the lights forever!”

The lights flickered and went out. Caroline also had the gift of Dark Sight. She watched the thieves hush like spirits between the traveller-seekers and strip them of their valuables. The travellers never saw them coming. Caroline grabbed the young woman, pulled her under the gate and towards the docking area. She would leave now on the next transport away from this horrible place.



If you are intrigued, then check out her books:

Available on Amazon. Click here!

Available on Amazon. Click here!

Laura Libricz’s Media Kit: Pictures, Book Covers, Links, Bios, Book Blurbs:

Laura's Bio:

Laura Libricz was born and raised in Bethlehem PA and moved to Upstate New York when she was 22. After working a few years building Steinberger guitars, she received a scholarship to go to college. She tried to ‘do the right thing’ and study something useful, but spent all her time reading German literature.

She earned a BA in German at The College of New Paltz, NY in 1991 and moved to Germany, where she resides today. When she isn’t writing she can be found sifting through city archives, picking through castle ruins or aiding the steady flood of musical instruments into the world market.

Her first novel, The Master and the Maid, is the first book of the Heaven’s Pond Trilogy. The Soldier’s Return and Ash and Rubble are the second and third books in the series.

WHERE TO FIND LAURA ON THE WEB:




Monday, October 2, 2017

Author Spotlight - Jennifer Hinsman

I can't think of a better way to start off October than with a wonderful author! Meet Jennifer Hinsman! I read her book, Souls, and really enjoyed it! :-)




Since the month of October is the month of Halloween, I thought it would be fun to share a poem I wrote.  It’s fun to play with words and rhyme.  One of my favorite books is Oh, The Places You Will Go by Dr. Suess, the rhythm and words are so fun to read, I could read it out loud over and over again!

Enjoy my poem and enjoy October!


Halloween Poem by Jennifer Hinsman

Cherub cheeks and ghosts abound

A running child makes a shrieking sound.

Ghastly make-up and wigs that glow

Porch lights on with treats to bestow.


Smiles on faces with candy in bags

Kids giggle at each other’s gags.

Pumpkins carved to scare

Freaky, frightening, take a dare.


‘Trick or treat’ is what everyone yells

Witches brew and cast their spells.

Will it be sunny?  Or will it snow?

Eerie sounds spook, it’s just the wind, I know.


Cobwebs and spiders decorate the door

Goblins, vampires, masks and more.

Big, gloomy houses suddenly seem haunted

Sinister souls lurk around, but candy is all I wanted.


Bone chilling?  Hair raising?  Yes, but it’s all for fun

Secretly I know staying calm is easier said, than done.

Don’t worry about all the bumps in the night

Halloween is this crazy holiday of fright.



Books by Jenny:


Souls is available on Amazon. Click here!


Angel of Death is available on Amazon. Click here!



Author Bio:

Jenny graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in business. She currently resides in Michigan with her husband, two sons, a furry son (pet dog) and a furry daughter (pet cat). Jenny is an avid reader and loves to escape with a great book. She is a huge animal lover and supports rescue organizations that help save all kinds of four-legged family members and more. All of her family pets have been rescues.

Twitter - @JennyHinsman1
Facebook - @SoulsANovel
Website - hinsmanj.wordpress.com
Amazon - amazon.com/author/jennyhinsman



Friday, September 22, 2017

Author Spotlight - Suzanne Burke


Today is the #RRBC #PIF Day (or the Rave Review Book Club's Pay it Forward Day), and I am happy to promote a member who is always quick to support other authors, no matter how crazy life gets. Meet Suzanne Burke.

Suzanne has written both non-fiction and fiction.  Her non-fiction books hit the Amazon best-seller's list! The non-fiction books are about horrific child abuse and the will to survive. Her fiction books are all about making your heart race.  If you are a nail biter, prepare to nibble away! Here is a link to each of her books. Check them out and show Sooz some love today.

Empty Chairs: Much more than a story about child abuse (Standing Tall and Fighting Back. Book 1) 




Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Watch #RWISA Write - Welcome to RWISA


Hi!  Welcome to RAVE WRITERS - INTERNATIONALSOCIETY OF AUTHORS, otherwise known as RWISA  {pronounced RISA or rice-uh, with a silent 'W'}, a division of the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB! (#RRBC)

RWISA, the latest brain-child of Author Nonnie Jules, was founded for the sole purpose of introducing the literary world to some of the top INDIE Authors!  These writers are consummate professionals, dedicated, committed and driven to continually excel at producing the best written works possible.  Are they perfect?  No, but none of us are.  What separates them from the rest, is their ultimate goal of giving readers what they are paying for...great, polished reads and writing!

The members of this community have penned works that have garnered high marks and praise for creativity, and their dedication to the excellence of the craft of writing.  But, it doesn't stop there!  Their desire to be the BEST in their writing, is evident in the little things, as well, such as their websites and blogs, their well-written book blurbs, and even their author bios on Amazon.  These writers care about perfection in their writing and it shows across the board!

RWISA is home to some of the most talented INDIE authors around the world!  We invite you to take a look around, visiting each author's page, as well as his/her showcase.  If you are an author, and think that you have what it takes to have your name placed on the roster of our ELITE members, we invite you to submit a request for membership.

You can't belong to RWISA simply because you want to.  This community of ELITE writers is not open to the general public.  Although submitting a REQUEST  for possible membership is required, actual membership into the society is by invitation only!  Once it has been determined that your written work, your attention to detail, and your commitment to continually improve and excel as an author is genuine, it will be an honor to add your name to our roster of other ELITE writers.

On the other side of that coin, if you are a member of RRBC (because we do have lots of great talent there) and your name is not listed here yet, that could simply mean that you are on a list of authors waiting to be vetted, but feel free to submit a request for membership, just to be safe.

For more information, please visit our FAQ page and any of the other informative pages on the site.

**If you are a publisher, news or magazine entity, etc., and are interested in the work of some of the talent showcased here, please feel free to connect with them via the contact info on their Author page.**

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