Tag Archives: Love of Christmas

Review of Make Believe Anthology

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Yay!  (I hope)  There is another review scheduled for today!  Please hop on over to Kindle and me http://www.kindleandme.com/2012/12/blog-tour-make-believe-by-ja-belfield.html and let me know what they said!

Thanks!

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Make BelieveFor The Love Of Christmas CoverWhy all the hullabaloo? Well, it’s to promote my two new releases “Make Believe” and “For the Love of Christmas”

That’s why!

And don’t forget to click on “Enter to Win” for a chance to win your choice of the two titles! Yay!

Oh, I almost forgot… A few random commentors along the tour path will win their choice of anthologies, too. So be sure to hop on over and say “Hi”

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Hop on over and send me some love!

Click on over to see Emily’s interview on Mywithershins

Check out today’s Review:  http://www.kindleandme.com/

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Visit my Anthology buddies!  They are celebrating too!

Jenny Keller Ford

J.A. Belfield

Kelly Said

Lynda R. Young

Terri Rochenski

Janelle Lee

Dani-Lyn Alexander

JenniFer_EatonF

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Wow. I Gotta Admit. If Feels Good.

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Wow.  I gotta Admit.  This feels good.  Pictures speak volumes. There’s just something about actually holding it.  Ya know?

For the Love of Christmas books in hand

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Now… On with the Blog Tour

Over at Once Upon a Time there’s a Make Believe Anthology Book Review and ebook giveaway (Please hop over and let me know if the review is good)http://onceuponatime.jaedia.net/

My Favorite Books, Movies, and Vacation Spots are revealed in an interview with Ceri Hebert.  Hop over for another chance to win!

And last but not least, I’m also hanging out with Laura at Not Just 9 to 5 talking about finding time to write around your job and family.

Don’t forget to visit me!  I enjoy seeing friendly faces! (Or avatars, as they may be) 🙂

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For The Love Of Christmas CoverMake BelieveWhy all the hullabaloo? Well, it’s to promote my two new releases “Make Believe” and “For the Love of Christmas”

That’s why!

And don’t forget to click on “Enter to Win” for a chance to win your choice of the two titles! Yay!

Oh, I almost forgot… A few random commentors along the tour path will win their choice of anthologies, too. So be sure to hop on over and say “Hi”

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Hop on over and send me some love!

http://onceuponatime.jaedia.net/

Interview with Ceri Hebert.

Not Just 9 to 5

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Visit my Anthology buddies!  They are celebrating too!

Jenny Keller Ford

J.A. Belfield

Kelly Said

Lynda R. Young

Terri Rochenski

Janelle Lee

Dani-Lyn Alexander

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Yay! My First Character Interview! Jump into the head of Emily in Last Winter Red.

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Oh My Gosh! I am so excited for today’s post because I’m not being interviewed today… my character Emily from Last Winter Red is being interviewed by Susan Rocan. I’ve never done this before, and I am so excited to sit down and get into her head, and answer questions from someone living in this century.

This was such a hoot! I really hope you enjoy it. Please hop on over and step into the mind of a woman who lives in my Dystopian world of Last Winter Red from the Make Believe Anthology.

Oh! And if you’d like to see Susan’s Review of Last Winter Red, you can check it out Here. Two for the price of one! Yay!

Enjoy!

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Make BelieveFor The Love Of Christmas CoverWhy all the hullabaloo? Well, it’s to promote my two new releases “Make Believe” and “For the Love of Christmas”

That’s why!

And don’t forget to click on “Enter to Win” for a chance to win your choice of the two titles! Yay!

Oh, I almost forgot… A few random commentors along the tour path will win their choice of anthologies, too. So be sure to hop on over and say “Hi”

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Hop on over and send me some love!

Click on over to see Emily’s interview on Mywithershins

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Visit my Anthology buddies! They are celebrating too!

Jenny Keller Ford

J.A. Belfield

Kelly Said

Lynda R. Young

Terri Rochenski

Janelle Lee

Dani-Lyn Alexander

JenniFer_EatonF

What did you used to Make Believe about when you were a child? Cabana Boys? (Who doesn’t love a good cabana boy?)

What did you Make Believe as a child?  What a great question.  I’ve done a lot of interviews on this blog tour, and being that one of the anthologies I am in is called “Make Believe” you would think that wold be a common question … but it was only asked once, by the lovely and talented Vanessa Chapman (Who, come to think of it, talked the Little Blue Lady into setting me free when I was kidnapped, and received an ARC of Make Believe.)  Hmmmm…. I think I’m due a review from her sometime soon.

Today you can find me on both Vanessa Chapman’s site talking about Make Believe, and also talking about “For the Love of CHristmas” at Dawn’s Reading Nook where I’ll be talking about Mango smoothies and cabana boys.  Mmmmm Sounds great, doesn’t it?

When you come back, I’d love to hear about what you dis for Make Believe when you were a kid.  But if you want to talk about cabana boys, that’s cool too.  🙂ChristmasFiligree

Make BelieveFor The Love Of Christmas CoverWhy all the hullabaloo? Well, it’s to promote my two new releases “Make Believe” and “For the Love of Christmas”

That’s why!

And don’t forget to click on “Enter to Win” for a chance to win your choice of the two titles! Yay!

Oh, I almost forgot… A few random commentors along the tour path will win their choice of anthologies, too. So be sure to hop on over and say “Hi”

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Hop on over and send me some love!

Click on over to see my interview with Vanessa Chapman

Or Click here to ferry on over to Dawn’s Reading Nook

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Visit my Anthology buddies!  They are celebrating too!

Jenny Keller Ford

J.A. Belfield

Kelly Said

Lynda R. Young

Terri Rochenski

Janelle Lee

Dani-Lyn Alexander

JenniFer_EatonF

A Florida Heat Wave from the Snow? Huh?

Hidee-ho! If you are looking for me, today I can be found lurking and fessing up on more fun and maybe embarrassing Christmas stuff over at Books Books and More Books.  There’s a giveaway there too, so hop on over!

But here in the safe lands of my cuddly site…

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We are hosting the lovely and talented Lynda R. Young, Author of “Birthright” from the Make Believe Anthology.

Here is the “Back Cover Blurb” for Lynda’s story:

Birthright by Lynda R. Young
Christa can mask the pain and hide the scars, but running from a birthright is impossible. She’s tried to escape her grief by fleeing to a small town in Florida. Much to her frustration, the locals think they recognize her even though she’s never been there before. To make things worse, a man named Jack spouts outrageous theories about her. Both spur Christa to bolt, to start fresh yet again, but there’s something about Jack that intrigues her enough to stay. The only problem? Someone else wants her to leave, and they won’t stop until she’s dead.

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Wooooo Creepy vibes, Miss Lynda… So how the heck did you come up with that out of a chic in red standing in the snow?  What was going through your mind when you saw the picture prompt?

https://i0.wp.com/www.jtaylorpublishing.com/photos/authors/10.jpgMy initial reaction when I first saw the prompt for the Make Believe Anthology was one of delight. I instantly fell in love with the image, the feeling of isolation it portrayed and the powerful contrast of the red cape against the snow. I stumbled on the image right at a time when I needed a break from the novel I’d been working on. I love writing short stories so I dove right in.

How did you develop the idea for your story? 

Even though the red cape in the image inspired me, I didn’t end up using it in the story. As I mentioned, it was more about the contrast of the red against the purity of the snow. The red cape became blood, which became the true seed for my story. I asked myself, ‘How did the blood get there? Whose blood is it?’ I loved the contrast in the image so much that I expanded it even more and started the story in the furthest place possible from a snowy setting. I chose Florida in the middle of a heat-wave. I still wanted snow in my story so the next problem I had to solve was, ‘how?’ To discover how I did it, you’re going to have to read the story 😉

What’s next?

 World domination. In the meantime, when I’m not working on my young adult novels or other short stories, I’m hanging out in the blogsphere, Facebook, and Twitter. I also spend my time reading, daydreaming, eating chocolate, and doing something creative like photography or digital art. I live in Sydney, Australia, with my sweetheart of a husband.

You can find my blog here: http://lyndaryoung.blogspot.com

Twitter: @LyndaRYoung http://www.twitter.com/LyndaRYoung

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LyndaRYoungAuthor

Thanks so much for stopping by Linda!

Make Believe is available now! 

Stop on by your favorite bookseller and download a copy today!   (Wink)

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For The Love Of Christmas CoverMake BelieveWhy all the hullabaloo? Well, it’s to promote my two new releases “Make Believe” and “For the Love of Christmas”

That’s why!

And don’t forget to click on “Enter to Win” for a chance to win your choice of the two titles! Yay!

Oh, I almost forgot… A few random commentors along the tour path will win their choice of anthologies, too. So be sure to hop on over and say “Hi”

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Hop on over and send me some love!

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Visit my Anthology buddies!  They are celebrating too!

Jenny Keller Ford

J.A. Belfield

Kelly Said

Lynda R. Young

Terri Rochenski

JenniFer_EatonF

So, What goes through the mind of a headline author?

Yep, I am still hopping through the Bioshere. Whew!  What a crazy ride!

Hey!  Don’t forget to sign up on the Rafflecopter to win a copy of Make Believe of For the Love of Christmas (Your choice)

We’ve got another review today, so if you would be so kind as to Hop on over to Machenwood Chronicals and let me know what they said?

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In the meantime …  Welcome J.A.Belfield, author of Escort to Insanity from the Make Believe Anthology.

So, JA.  We all had to come up with a story about the picture of the Lady In Red.  I came up with Last Winter Red … and you came up with Escort to Insanity.  What the heck is up with that? 

I guess I’m a little backward to everyone else in the anthology because I was asked to write a short for a winter anthology before the picture prompt had even been chosen. Which meant my story was almost fully formulated before the image even went live. Fortunately, with a little playing about and tweaking, I was able to adapt the tale to reflect the beautiful imagery of the picture, the chill winteriness, the redness from the cloak.

Ohhhhh… well that makes a little more sence.  So how did this madness come about then?

Well, I think I read a story somewhere about a dating agency where the couple who went out turned out to be destined soul mates, yada, yada, yada, and I thought, but what if a couple went on a pre-arranged date and everything went wrong instead? What would happen then? And so the opening scene with Cole’s best friend popped into my head. I jotted it down as fast as possible, and everything spun out of control from there. Though, I will admit, I did reach about halfway through and decide to alter the path of the story slightly. After deleting a couple K words, Escort to Insanity is what I ended up with.

Deleting? [shiver] I Hate that word. Thanks so much for stopping by today, J.A.!

Everyone make sure to check out Escort to Insanity, snuggled up right behind Last Winter Red in the Make Believe ANthology (but you don’t have to read them in that order.  I won’t mind) 🙂

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Oh!  And don’t forget the review!  Hop on over to Machenwood Chronicals and let me know what they said!

Thanks so much, J.A. Belfield!

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Make BelieveFor The Love Of Christmas CoverWhy all the hullabaloo? Well, it’s to promote my two new releases “Make Believe” and “For the Love of Christmas”

That’s why!

And don’t forget to click on “Enter to Win” for a chance to win your choice of the two titles! Yay!

Oh, I almost forgot… A few random commentors along the tour path will win their choice of anthologies, too. So be sure to hop on over and say “Hi”

ChristmasFiligree

Visit my Anthology buddies!  They are celebrating too!

Jenny Keller Ford

J.A. Belfield

Kelly Said

Lynda R. Young

Terri Rochenski

Janelle Lee

Dani-Lyn Alexander

 JenniFer_EatonF

What gives you the greatest pleasure in writing?

Today I took on a lot of great questions, but I think my favorite is “What gives you the greatest pleasure in writing?” I had to give a concise answer, but I think I’m going to come back to this in greater detail someday.

To see my answer, hop on over to Jenny Keller Ford‘s site.

How about you? What gives you the greatest pleasure in writing?

Thanks so much, Jenny Keller Ford for hosting me today!

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Make BelieveFor The Love Of Christmas CoverWhy all the hullabaloo? Well, it’s to promote my two new releases “Make Believe” and “For the Love of Christmas”

That’s why!

And don’t forget to click on “Enter to Win” for a chance to win your choice of the two titles! Yay!

Oh, I almost forgot… A few random commentors along the tour path will win their choice of anthologies, too. So be sure to hop on over and say “Hi”

ChristmasFiligree

Hop on over and send me some love!

ChristmasFiligree

Visit my Anthology buddies!  They are celebrating too!

Jenny Keller Ford

J.A. Belfield

Kelly Said

Lynda R. Young

Terri Rochenski

JenniFer_EatonF