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MAKE MINE AN ORANGEBERRY Interview Series

Posted by on Oct 20, 2012 in Books, Cabin Cooking, Indie Projects & Promotions, Interviews & Interviews with Recipes, Orangeberry Tours | 3 comments

Cabin Goddess Presents

with Orangeberry Tours

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#Orangeberry is One – A Celebration – Events – Trick or Treat?

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Authors, Books, Indie Projects & Promotions | 2 comments

#Orangeberry is One

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A Cover Whore’s River of Denial – Is the Cover Really Dead?

Posted by on Jun 18, 2012 in Books, Musing Mondays, News, Writing | 9 comments

Musing Mondays {June 18}

This Week: To have or Have not...

Musing Mondays is a weekly event hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Each week MizB asks a book related question and bloggers answer with their thoughts about the given topic.

This Week’s Musing..

MzB read an article, this past week, about book covers, and the difference between print & digital covers; about how the digital covers have almost disappeared entirely, while publishers decide to just skip right to the content. I to went and read this article and I suggest you get yourself over there and read the article too! Here is what this week’s muse presents for pondering, I hope you guys join in?

What do you think about this? Do you think the book cover is “dead”? Do you care whether the “covers” on digital books exist or not? 

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Passing Notes – Sykosa a YA novel by Justin Ordoñez (excerpt)

Posted by on Apr 6, 2012 in Authors, Books, Giveaways & Contests, Indie Projects & Promotions, Novel Publicity, Reading | 3 comments

Please enjoy this excerpt from Sykosa, a YA novel (for 18+ readers), by Justin Ordoñez. Then read on to learn how you can win huge prizes as part of this blog tour, including $550 in Amazon gift cards, a Kindle Fire, and 5 autographed copies of the book.

 

SSmoking

YYoung Love Lust

KKiss Kiss Bang Bang

OOutrage

SSykosa

AAmerican History….

First period. American history.

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The Day of the First Sun {Book Excerpt – Novel Publicity Book Tour}

Posted by on Mar 20, 2012 in Authors, Books, Giveaways & Contests, Novel Publicity | 2 comments

Please enjoy this excerpt from the urban fantasy novel, The Day of First Sun. Then read on to learn how you can win huge prizes as part of this blog tour, including $450 in Amazon gift cards, a Kindle Fire, and 5 autographed copies of the book, also continue reading to see how you can help me support my hosting domain and my book habit (grin)

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February 12th-15th, 2012 Book Event (#winwithebooks)

Posted by on Feb 11, 2012 in Books, Indie Projects & Promotions, Reading | 0 comments

Win a Kindle Fire and Amazon Gift Card

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Traditional Louisiana Gumbo from Doxology author, Brian Holers

Posted by on Feb 11, 2012 in Books, Cabin Cooking, Indie Projects & Promotions, Pork, Poultry, Reading, Reviews | 5 comments

I grew up with a wonderful set of parents, I was one of the lucky ones. So many stories surround the dysfunctional aspects of childhood, the damaged people who survive and their fight to find themselves and find their way back to a place of balance. Many of these stories involve the journey to find the love of their lost faith, Doxology is one of these books.

This story is about more than simple familial dysfunction. It is tale of fathers, sons and brothers and a journey back to home to find the lost ties that are of this faith that is so deeply rooted in family. It is a story of these men and the ties that bind them together. Living with a southern man, I can say that food is one way that has always bound his family together. Geoff is an Atheist so faith and belief do not play a part in his life. But come Sunday evening when he is with his family, even if he was not at the church pew that morning,  he can be found breaking bread with them all.

It is the same with my family, we may not agree with our varying beliefs and how we practice them. Or agree with how to raise our children or how we live our lives. But we can all agree to sit down and share a meal. To share our love for each other, to feel the warmth that is not just in the bread we are breaking but in our hearts because despite it all we are family.

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Dark Waters: Celtic Legacy Book 1 – by Shannon Mayer (a review)

Posted by on Feb 7, 2012 in Authors, Books, Indie Projects & Promotions, Reading, Reviews, Writing | 1 comment

Dark Waters - Available at AmazonI recently read Shannon Mayer’s new novel, Dark Waters (Celtic Legacy – Book 1) and instantly became bewitched with everything about it!  The characters and Ms. Mayer’s  new twist on the paranormal and traditional conventions of Celtic mythos. There was no room to relax and breathe while taking the tale in all the while discovering a new world beneath the waves with our girl Quinn. Like a roller coaster ride I didn’t want to get off,  Dark Waters grabbed me and held me tight right from the start. The protagonist Quinn, her sister Ashley, the leading men and even her mother do not disappoint.

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A Bushel of Books, a Gaggle of Authors and a Shiny New Toy!

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Books, Indie Projects & Promotions, Interviews & Interviews with Recipes, Reading, Reviews | 1 comment

My New Years resolutions included finally writing a book. To do that I also needed to make one to become more organized and more involved with the Indie scene. With this goal in mind, I accepted an invitation to a group of amazing authors & book bloggers called WinWitheBooks. Each month WinWitheBooks hosts an event with authors and bloggers sharing reviews, interviews and guest posts and a chance to win a Kindle Fire or Amazon Gift Certificate in the mix!

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Blind Witch, E-Reader & a chance to get something good!

Posted by on Jan 26, 2012 in Cabin Commentary, Crazy Derailment, Fun, Indie Projects & Promotions | 5 comments

Monday I was officially diagnosed with a rare eye disorder  which apparently is causing my eyesight to deteriorate rapidly over the next decade to fifteen years. I had 20/20 vision less than 5 years ago but now I have such bad vision that has changed so much in the last 6 months the doctor finally diagnosed me with a genetic disorder. Since I am adopted the docs have been hesitant to diagnose this until I had a few years under my belt of eye loss. (Someone explain the logic in this?)

There was nothing they could do anyway other than giving me guidelines to slow it down or perhaps stop it from going completely till I was a blind witch living in my personal gingerbread cabin…lost somewhere in the woods of Alaska… baking treats for unsuspecting cheechakos … *cackling* umm again I digress.

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