Saturday, July 25, 2015

Miracle Girl by T.B. Markinson

I'm excited to participate in T.B. Markinson's newest release for THE MIRACLE GIRL!  Check it out below.

Tagline: To secure a loving future, she must shed an addicting past.
Newspaper publisher and world traveler JJ Cavendish continually feels pressured to live up to her Miracle Girl nickname. Not many people know she’s living a carefully crafted lie. She may not hide ties to the LGBT community, but she does hide past struggles with addiction.
When the Colorado native is handpicked to take the helm at a dying Denver newspaper, she ends up reconnecting with her long lost love in this contemporary lesbian romance. Only there’s a catch. If JJ fires the most belligerent editor at the paper, she risks losing the love of her life.
Mid-afternoon office romps abound in this romantic comedy while also focusing on what it takes for a newspaper to remain relevant in this age of social media.
Must JJ lose everything in order to gain a life more fully her own?
Praise for The Miracle Girl:

“The Miracle Girl is phenomenal!” Christine

“The best one yet.” Shellie

“I don't often give 5 stars to books, but I loved this book.” Heidi

“Impossible to put down.”  Windowwasher

“I was hooked by the first sentence.” Cheryll 

Buy Links:

Amazon US       /      Amazon UK       /     Amazon Canada

Author bio:

T. B. Markinson is an American writer, living in England. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs, or taking the dog for a walk. Not necessarily in that order.

Mailing List:

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Where to find T. B. Markinson:

Twitter        Facebook        Blog        Goodreads     Amazon Author Page


Maybe it was best to make a clean break. College was over. Like she said, time to grow up.  
          I wiped my eyes, determined to be strong. A small object by the door caught my attention. It took me a second or two to finally figure out what it was. Claire’s matching friendship bracelet, the one we made our first summer together when we were co-counselors for a day camp. Since the day we had made them, neither one of us had taken them off. That was her parting gift: a clean break.
          I snatched her bracelet from the floor and then yanked mine off. While rolling both of them in my fingers, I made a decision.
          Yes, it was time for me to grow up. Leave my college love behind. Move on with my life.
          The next morning I boarded a plane and never intended to see Claire again. It wasn’t until the plane took off that I realized I had made a terrible mistake, but it was too late. Or so I thought.
          Running was easier.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Spotlight Book Winner

The spotlight winner for  K.M. Updike's book, The Life and Death of Terry Dodd selected randomly using the random generator is.....

Romance Reader!

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Monthly Author Spotlight: K.M. Updike

I'm excited and pleased to have author K.M. Updike for the July monthly author spotlight.  I hope you enjoy learning about K.M. and her new book which sounds awesome!


Welcome to the Monthly Author Spotlight with K.M. Updike!
Read on to learn more about K.M., her books, and where you can find her!

An eBook copy of The Life and Death of Terry Dodd will be awarded to 1 random commenter via Amazon!

(To qualify, leave a comment by Thursday, July 16th)

Spotlight Interview with K.M. Updike

1. How did you get into writing?
When I was in middle school my favorite books were The Adventure in the North Woods, by Lois Walfrid Johnson. I was a slow reader, and these were the first books that really inspired me to read. And so inspired me to write. All my life, my parents read books to me and my siblings and stories became so important to us all. My family lovingly nurtured my love for books and writing all the way through high school. It's partly because of them I am doing what I love!

2. Where is your favorite place to write and do you listen to music or need silence?
I love to write in my room. It's a quiet, cool basement room with no windows and no distractions. Most often inspiration comes at night when everyone is sleeping. My mood usually decides if I need silence or music. I use both! Music has the ability to keep me focused, especially classical music. But sometimes I like silence the best.

3. How do you meet up with your writing muse?
Usually after I've read a good book, or watched a heart-wrenchingly beautiful movie, inspiring people and characters, is when the “What if?” questions begins to tickle my mind. I'm particularly inspired by courage in the face of fear, unconditional love, and morality triumphing over evil. 

4. Do you have any other books or writing we can check out?
I have several up-coming books, but they're still in the works! I've been blogging at The Song of My Soul since 2008, sharing my writing, observations on life and beauty, and my photos. Please feel free to pop on over and dig through the archives. Beauty is something I cannot get enough of, and I hope it will inspire others to seek the beauty in their own lives.

5. Do you have any sneak peek tidbits about what you're working on now?
Here is a small synopsis on my current editing project:
Evelyn Crowe is about to meet the Posts. Napoleon, Milney, their four children, plus two uncles, and Flame, the cat. But the possible heirs to the renowned estate, The Wake on the Moor, are far from what she expected. When the will is found who will inherit this famed manor of Sir Stafford Crowe? Will Evelyn succumb to the manipulative Lady Constance or will Sir Stafford's foresight prove true? Either way, Miss Evelyn's life will never be the same.

Author Bio

K.M. Updike writes young adult and historical fiction, and has a frustrating fascination with fantasies that gets in the way a lot. A lover of books and prairies, she lives with her five siblings and inspiring parents in the wilds of the Great Plains. Besides reading books and writing stories, she loves watching old movies and drinking tea in her basement room dubbed “Mole End.”

Featured Book

The Life and Death of Terry Dodd
By K.M. Updike

Joann Shea has lived next door to Terry Dodd all her life. To everyone else he's just another next-door neighbor, another drunk in Los Angeles, another human in California. But he's different, and fourteen-year-old Joann is the only one who seems to think so.

But when Joann's dad is hospitalized after a disastrous explosion on the interstate, Uncle Barry comes to take care of the family affairs. Joann is determined to keep her mother's domineering brother from taking complete control of her family. She discovers all too soon his answer to everything is violence.

Will Joann be able to find a way to get to Dad before it's too late? Or will Uncle Barry succeed in tearing her family apart? All seems lost, until the drunk next door proves to be more than just a drunk, and Joann learns that sometimes even the most unlikely people are the most extraordinary.


Where you can find K.M. Updike

Blog     Website     Facebook    Goodreads      Pinterest     Twitter     YouTube     Google    

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