~BETTER DAYS~ GUEST POST AND GIVEAWAY~

TODAY WE WELCOME POETRY AUTHOR AND SONGWRITER….

~RACHEL HAMILTON~

“BETTER DAYS

better days

WELCOME RACHEL!

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  What made you decide to write BETTER DAYS?

RACHEL: I am not sure if I chose to write the book or if the book chose me? Every song has a story so why not tell it?

   Who would you say influenced your writing and songwriting career?

 RACHEL: I have had so many influences. The influences start with my mom whistling in the kitchen while she was working to Styx, The Eagles, Amy Grant, I can go on for days. I just try to capture every moment and every thought that moves me from my head to my heart.

   Your songs are smoothing and refreshing, do you have more, or are you in the process of writing more songs, if so will there be a book of poetry as a companion?

RACHEL: I am still writing daily. I tell the people around me that there is a song in everything and they all have stories.  So I do intend to do another CD and Book of poetry at some point.  

 How hard is it to incorporate poetry into songs?

RACHEL: It isn’t hard at all. Everything I have ever written has just come to me, music and lyrics. All I need to do is be smart enough to take the time to write and down.

What is next for you?

RACHEL: I have a few projects I am currently working on. I am working on two books, one is a novel    I am writing with my two sisters, loosely based on a family story, the other is a self help book. I am also producing a few shows for the local access station in Colchester, Vermont. One of the shows is pictures my sister and I took on a recent tour of Hawaii with the background music of songs I have written about the Ocean and Hawaii. I also hope to do a relaxation/tai chi/flow motion video by the river. To stay busy I also have a new you tube station with couple of original songs loaded “Children of the Universe.” And “Sweet Dreams” Check it out. I write a blog “rlhgirlwithguitar.blogspot.com”.  I am just doing my best to keep creativity flowing into my life. It just brings me joy. It is very interesting that with all the projects I have going I still go back to the book “BETTER DAYS” pick out a lyric and story to read and it still feels like new. The words still resonate within and I say, ” I wrote that?”

Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to talk about my passion.

        You are so welcome and thank you for taking a few moments of your time to spend with us and our readers!

Visit her at:

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better daysBETTER DAYS

RACHEL HAMILTON

 

Genre: Poetry

 

  • Paperback: 126 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (February 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1432786032
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432786038

 

Book Description(Amazon)

 

February 10, 2012

 

Live Life Now! What are you waiting for? A better time? A nicer day? All we really have is this moment, this day. Time keeps moving on, so make the most of life. Live life now! Make each step-each breath-count. Better Days is a beautiful collection of uplifting poetry that reminds us to find beauty and joy in each day. We may be struggling as a nation, but better days are to come. And if we open our eyes and choose to see the good in the world right now, the better days will already be here.
Available at:
Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Better-Days-Rachel-Hamilton/dp/1432786032/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373308855&sr=8-1&keywords=better+days+rachel+hamilton
Barnes and Nobles:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/better-days-rachel-hamilton/1108816550?ean=9781432786038
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We are offering 2 lucky commenters a signed print copy of BETTER DAYS by Rachel Hamilton with CD included,signed also. Sorry,Open to US residents only! Giveaway will run from July 11 until July 18,2013.
GOOD LUCK AND THANKS EVERYONE!
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~GIVEAWAY AND INTERVIEW~ ALYSSA LINN PALMER,THE PARIS GAME….

~The Paris Game (Le Chat Rouge Series #1)~

BY ALYSSA LINN PALMER….

~RELEASES TODAY~

The Paris Game - Alyssa Linn Palmer

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WE ARE HONORED TO HAVE THIS TALENTED AUTHOR WITH US TODAY…..

SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO….

WELCOME ALYSSA!

MBA&M: Welcome, Alyssa! Please give our readers some insight into the mind and life of Alyssa  Linn Palmer?

ALP: I’m afraid my life isn’t too interesting. When I’m not at my day job, I’m writing, or editing (freelance), or trying to catch up on my reading or TV watching. (I’m especially fond of the series “Case Histories” with Jason Isaacs.)

MBA&M: What was your inspiration for writing “The Paris Game”?

ALP: I’d had a bit of a fascination with Paris/French culture for a few years, but it really exploded (and my first ideas for the book came to fruition) after I visited Paris in 2003. We took in some jazz at a famous jazz club called Le Bilboquet, and it all started from there. I really wanted to go back to Paris, but for a long time I couldn’t afford it, so writing about it kept me happy.

MBA&M: Who was your favorite character to write and why?

ALP: I don’t know if I could answer with just one. I loved writing Marc because he was so perfectly imperfect (as my friend Cathy Pegau put it), a successful art dealer, talented musician, but also morally questionable, but I also loved writing Sera (again, perfectly imperfect), a woman who resorts to turning tricks to pay off a debt. However, for sheer personal amusement, writing the character of club owner Monsieur Royale has to take the cake. He needed to be physically and mentally repulsive, so I had a lot of fun with him.

MBA&M: What was the worst scene for you to write? Why?

ALP: Probably the fight scenes. I’ve never been in a fight myself, not since I was a kid, so it isn’t really something I’ve had experience with. It’s hard to make it seem realistic, but to also keep the action moving. Those were the scenes most edited.

MBA&M: Why Jazz, gangsters, a wager and Paris for your plot and setting?

ALP: I love jazz, for one, particularly the classic jazz, the “hep cats” from the 1930s, like Bix Beiderbecke and Hoagy Carmichael. Gangsters are fascinating because by definition they’re on the wrong side of the law, and what they do can be violent and unethical, but they often have a moral code of their own that is as strict as anything society has. The wager was inspired by reading ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ by Laclos, the classic French epistolary novel. It’s one of my favourites.

MBA&M: What advice would you give to any new authors?

ALP: Work hard, write every day if you can. Learn the craft, take workshops, maybe join a writing group, find critique partners. The first draft might be all you, but the revisions are easier when you have someone else looking at your manuscript.

MBA&M: In today’s world of internet, where would you advise new authors to start first in promoting their stories?

ALP: I think the best sort of promotion is to keep writing. Write more, give your readers something to move on to when they’ve finished reading your first work. Rinse, repeat.

MBA&M: How, where can our readers connect with you and where may they purchase “The Paris Game”?

ALP: They can find me on Twitter (@alyslinn), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/AlyssaLinnPalmer), or on my website http://www.alyssalinnpalmer.com. The book is available from Amazon currently, in trade paperback (http://www.amazon.com/Paris-Game-Rouge-Series-Volume/dp/1484834828/) and ebook (TBA). It will be available from other retailers soon.

Alyssa, what a pleasure to have you with us today and our readers! Do you have anything you would like to add?

ALP: I’ve always been of the opinion that publishers should offer a free ebook when you buy a paper book, because often I’d like to have an ebook for portability, but the paper book for my collection. So, I have put my money where my mouth is. If you buy the trade paperback of The Paris Game, you can email me and I will send you an ebook in the format of your choice.

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The Paris Game (Le Chat Rouge Series #1)~

 

BY ALYSSA LINN PALMER

The Paris Game - Alyssa Linn Palmer

 

The Paris Game

Book 1 in the Le Chat Rouge series

By Alyssa Linn Palmer

Available in Trade Paperback and eBook

Paperback purchasers can receive a free eBook by emailing the author.

ISBN-13: 978-1484834824 (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 978-0-9920065-0-1 (Kindle)

ISBN-13: 978-0-9920065-1-8 (Smashwords)

Release Date: June 17, 2013

Blurb:

On the darker side of Paris, it’s dangerous to not pay your debts…

A singer in a jazz club past its prime, Sera Durand must come up with thousands of euros to pay back her boss, a ruthless gangster.  A confrontation with her ex, an art dealer profiting on the wrong side of the law, leads her into a questionable wager, but one that could solve her problems.

Marc Perron knows a winning proposition when he sees one. Seducing a shy young woman of Sera’s acquaintance will be the easiest thing in the world, and the prize, to have Sera in his bed once again, is worth the chance of losing a sizable sum. What he didn’t expect was the depth of Sera’s desperation.

When one of his deals goes awry, Marc’s solution could cost them more than money…

Praise for The Paris Game:

“The Paris Game is a sexy noir romance–a gritty, thrilling peek between dangerous Parisian sheets.” -Tiffany Reisz, Award-Winning and International Bestselling Author of The Original Sinners series (Mira Books)

“Characters who grab you. A plot that takes hold and won’t let go. Sexy and seductive, ‘The Paris Game’ is modern noir at its best.” -Cathy Pegau, author of Rulebreaker and Caught in Amber

 

“Dark, mysterious, sexy. Noir at its best.” -Roxy Boroughs, author of A Stranger’s Touch

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Author Information:

Alyssa Linn Palmer is a Canadian writer and freelance editor. She splits her time between a full-time day job, and her part-time loves, writing and editing. Her novella PROHIBITED PASSION and short story BETTING THE FARM are available as ebooks. Her short story VEE is a part of the charity anthology FELT TIPS, and its sequel is in the anthology ANYTHING SHE WANTS. She’s currently working on several new projects. She loves to hear from readers, and you can find her online at www.alyssalinnpalmer.com, or on Twitter @alyslinn.

Author Links:

Website: http://www.alyssalinnpalmer.com

Twitter: @alyslinn (https://www.twitter.com/alyslinn/)

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

Book Links:

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17972014-the-paris-game

Direct website link: http://www.alyssalinnpalmer.com/books/the-paris-game-le-chat-rouge-series-1/

Paperback buy links:

I’ve always been of the opinion that publishers should offer a free ebook when you buy a paper book, because often I’d like to have an ebook for portability, but the paper book for my collection. So, I have put my money where my mouth is. If you buy the trade paperback of The Paris Game, you can email me and I will send you an ebook in the format of your choice.

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Paris-Game-Rouge-Series-Volume/dp/1484834828/

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Paris-Game-Rouge-Series-Volume/dp/1484834828/

Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/4253464

The Book Depository: http://www.bookdepository.com/Paris-Game-Alyssa-Linn-Palmer/9781484834824

Amazon DE: http://www.amazon.de/Paris-Game-Rouge-Series-Volume/dp/1484834828/

Amazon FR: http://www.amazon.fr/Paris-Game-Rouge-Series-Volume/dp/1484834828/

Amazon ES: http://www.amazon.es/Paris-Game-Rouge-Series-Volume/dp/1484834828/

Amazon IT: http://www.amazon.it/Paris-Game-Rouge-Series-Volume/dp/1484834828/

ebook buy links:

Smashwords (all formats): https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/325427

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DCJYXIQ

Amazon.ca: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00DCJYXIQ

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00DCJYXIQ

Amazon.de: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00DCJYXIQ

Amazon.fr: http://www.amazon.fr/dp/B00DCJYXIQ

Amazon.es: http://www.amazon.es/dp/B00DCJYXIQ

Amazon.it: http://www.amazon.it/dp/B00DCJYXIQ

Amazon.com.br: http://www.amazon.com.br/dp/B00DCJYXIQ

Amazon.jp: http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00DCJYXIQ

 

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***If you buy the trade paperback of  The Paris Game, email the author,and she will send you an ebook in the format of your choice,free of course.*** Please email her with your proof of purchase of the trade paperback*

[email protected]

Now isn’t this a great offer,how could you go wrong,you end up with both the paperback and a digital copy for your, on the go lifestyle?

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The Paris Game - Alyssa Linn Palmer~GIVEAWAY ALERT~

(Sponsored by the author)

Thanks to Alyssa, we are offering 2 lucky commenters a digital copy of  THE PARIS GAME.  Yes, 2 winners have a chance to win. Giveaway will run from June 7 until June 14,2013.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE AND HAPPY READING!

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~COMING SOON~GIVEAWAY~ ALYSSA LINN PALMER, THE PARIS GAME….

~COMING SOON~

~The Paris Game (Le Chat Rouge Series #1)~

 

BY ALYSSA LINN PALMER

The Paris Game - Alyssa Linn Palmer

ABOUT THE BOOK:

THE PARIS GAME (June 17, 2013)
On the darker side of Paris, it’s dangerous to not pay your debts…

A singer in a jazz club past its prime, Sera Durand must come up with thousands of euros to pay back her boss, a ruthless gangster. A confrontation with her ex, an art dealer profiting on the wrong side of the law, leads her into a questionable wager, but one that could solve her problems.

Marc Perron knows a winning proposition when he sees one. Seducing a shy young woman of Sera’s acquaintance will be the easiest thing in the world, and the prize, to have Sera in his bed once again, is worth the chance of losing a sizable sum. What he didn’t expect was the depth of Sera’s desperation.

When one of his deals goes awry, Marc’s solution could cost them more than money…

*Available soon, in trade paperback and ebook!*

ISBN-13: 978-0-9920065-0-1 (Kindle)
ISBN-13: 978-1-4848348-2-4 (Trade Paperback)

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Buy at the Createspace store.

***If you buy the trade paperback of  The Paris Game, email the author,and she will send you an ebook in the format of your choice,free of course.*** Please email her with your proof of purchase of the trade paperback*

[email protected]

Now isn’t this a great offer,how could you go wrong,you end up with both the paperback and a digital copy for your, on the go lifestyle?

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A BIT ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Alyssa Linn Palmer is a Canadian writer and freelance editor. She splits her time between a full-time day job, and her part-time loves, writing and editing. Her novella PROHIBITED PASSION and short story BETTING THE FARM are available as ebooks. Her short story VEE is in the charity anthology FELT TIPS (edited by Tiffany Reisz). She’s currently working on two new projects, one of which is a novel set during the gangster heyday in Chicago in 1925. You can find her online at www.alyssalinnpalmer.com, or on Twitter @alyslinn.

For more information and interesting facts please visit the author at:

 

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The Paris Game - Alyssa Linn Palmer~GIVEAWAY ALERT~

(Sponsored by the author)

Thanks to Alyssa, we are offering 2 lucky commenters a digital copy of  THE PARIS GAME.  Yes, 2 winners have a chance to win. Giveaway will run from June 7 until June 14,2013.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE AND HAPPY READING!

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~STAY TUNED~

“My Thoughts” on this title coming soon.

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Alyssa will be stopping by on 6/17 for an interview and maybe a few more surprises.

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