Hi Lisa, my name is Larry Rodness and I am inquiring about receiving a review on my newest YA novel entitled, "Perverse", published by Itoh Press in both print and electronic formats. Synopsis as follows:
19 year old Emylene Stipe is a 2nd generation Goth who, like every teenage girl, is trying to find her place in the world. One night she comes upon an old painting in an antique store and is compelled to purchase it. When she brings it home an image of a young woman appears in the sketch and then magically materializes in her apartment. Emylene nick-names her 'Poinsettia' and they soon become fast friends. But Poinsettia has an ulterior motive for her sudden and strange intrusion into her host's life which causes Emylene to question her whole belief system.
I frequently show my video book traiilers before I talk to a group. I believe the video draws them ino the storyline. As you said Lisa, we are a media driven society...very visual. Thanks for your comments.
Great to have you as a friend on Book Blogs. I see you are very active on Book Blogs. I intend to be more active. A while ago, I posted a question here. Do you think a video book trailer is helpful in motivating readers to take a look at your book(s)? What do you think?
Hey Lisa, I'm new follower at your blog and bumped your blog with +1 on google+. Also added you on twitter. Whenever you get chance visit http://iron2112fist.blogspot.com/ and if you like it follow and + back.
Hi Lisa wanted to invite you to stop by my blog today for my interview with historical romance author Melanie Dickerson and a giveaway of her books "The Merchant's Daughter" and "The Healer's Apprentice" just leave a comment for the giveaway at Inspirational Impactful Reading
Hi Lisa, I also got your message and will go and have followed your blog. message. I thought the cheese advert was going to make me cry! Loved it in the end. Maybe you will check out my blog and follow if you like what you see.
Hi, Lisa. I got your message and I'm following your blog now. I couldn't figure out how to leave you a comment though. Anyway, I hope you'll check out my blog and consider following me back. http://kellyhashway.blogspot.com
enjoyed the mouse on steriods you tube. Hadn't seen it before. My prayers are with you and your family. Our family has taken some hits also. But during some of the unwanted drama, a miracle occured. My youngest son was driving too fast . Then he lost control of the car, left the road, and ended up hitting a tree sidways. It caused what they call "brain shear" and he was unconscious and not breathing when the officer came to the scene. A first responder recessitated him with and ambo bag. Based on the info we got and the way they responded at the hospital, my wife and I initially thought our son had died from the accident. Not only was this fear not borne out, but the story just kept gradually getting better and better: 1. he's alive, 2. neck not broken, 3. he is responding by grabbing our hands, 4. he verbally responded, 5. he has the basic qualities of his personality - it's "him," 6. he is talking coherently (with delusional stuff while first waking up from periods of sleep), 7. he is remembering events from earlier in the day or the last day or two. 8. He is performing well on the neuropsych tasks, aceing the physical coordination tasks, 9. He is remembering on a long term basis those things which occured after about 2 weeks into recovery (events before two weeks "stuck" awhile and then slipped from memory). 10. By finding an outside neuro doctor, we were able to get him out of the medical "lobster cage" in which the hospital-arranged follow up medical personel would not approve him to return to work (even though he was doing well. Perhaps their legal fears etc. had resulted in a policy that would have caused him unneccesarily to lose his appartment and possibly his job). 11. He was able to perform his job as well as ever, and did not lose his appartment. 12. The fact that he had full-time employment with medical insurance (only months before the accident, and after a year or two of substitute teacher prior to that, during which he had NO medical insurance) covered all but about 6 K of the $200 K eventual bill. Had the accident happened the previous year, bankruptcy would have been the only option.
So much to be thankful for, even though so much has taken and downturn. And the family is still loving and supportive and ready to rebound. The resurrection story is in us and through us. In a way, we are like that mouse. And the strength comes from some deep source within which we call "God."
I pray that your family finds some of the same strength, and recieves some better outcomes as well. This is a time of faith. I pray that you feel faith's full force as you face the hard times hitting your family. Please pray for our family as well. We are by no means "out of the woods" yet.
During my son's two or three day coma in the early stages, I was moved to pray intensely at his bedside. I saw light weaving his brain cells back together. At one point he was on an ocean shore with my wife and I, and the comforting ocean breezes were blowing on his forehead and helping him heal. Jesus walked him to the shore either during the initial part of that vision or during another vision around the same time. Church members, family and friends came in droves to the hospital and participated in group prayer and offered many individual prayers. Now my son has a full recovery, has returned to work. The officer who pursued my son the day of the crash had a special needs child and did his part to help the courts have mercy on my son (we can only assume that my son had made the wrong choice that day) and we were able to show our gratitude to the officer for saving our son's life by restoring his breathing and getting the emergency squad there quickly. He is a special ed teacher's assistant. He is currently applying for opening of special ed intervention specialist, which is what his B.A. degree is for (and for elementary ed). Midst bankruptcies, one member of the family being incarcerated, a couple of painful divorces, one family member being in and out of the hospital from infections which somehow appear secondary to late stage M.S., and regular old financial struggles bought on partially by the "great recession" this miracle occurred.
Hi Lisa! To answer your question about how I have followers and lots of books to read, it's mainly about participating and making authors look good. Participate in linkups and giveaways if you can (I have a new linkup you can link a post to right now)! Get in touch with authors you are interested in, review their stuff, make them look good. Others will follow!
Lisa, I am so tech impaired that I could not navigate back to the message you gave me about your liking the theme of my book, Allsville Emerging, and about sharing your website with me. Would you mind sending me another message with your website URL or link in it?