I know an author that needs your help! #SupportIndieAuthors!

So, I’ve only recently met Mr. Michael Wood, but he seems like a very deep thinker. As with all deep thinkers, sometimes it’s just hard to make up our minds. As such, I can understand the dilema Mr. Wood faces, as I too have problems picking just which project I want to work on next… So when he came to me asking for help, I leapt at the chance! With that, I’ll let his words speak for himself.

Hey everyone! Would you help decide my next novel in a worldwide audience poll?
I’m in between novels right now, and am having an impossible time deciding which of three partially finished novels I should finish and release first.
So, I’m setting up a poll for the next two weeks, giving the power totally to the audience. If you have a little bit of time today, would you read the beginnings of each of my potential novels, then vote for which novel you’d most like to see released? (You can also just look at the concepts, if you don’t have time to read the samples). Two are mysteries, one is magical realism.
If you’re up to it, you can read and vote here: http://michaeljwoodwriting.com.
Thanks so much!
So please, take the time to help Mr. Wood with his next endeavour. Who knows, maybe you’ll have a hand in helping an author write a masterpiece to go down for the ages. (And yes, I know which concept I love the most. If you’d like to share your vote, leave a comment below!)

Cruisin through books ’cause books make life worth livin’ with Aly #RileyAmosReviews, 4/30/2015 part 3

Pretty Dancer by Cora Graham

I can remember being a teenager is not easy.  I think everyone has good and bad memories of that time in your life.  The characters in this book a brother and sister have an unbreakable and unshakeable bond. The characters are likeable and believable. This book brought back a lot of memories of my teenage life too.  I enjoyed the story and the journey with these characters and the author does a great job in bringing the characters to life.  * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*  5/5

Remember, if you’d like to have Alysia, Sara, or myself read your books drop a line to RileyAmosReviews(at)gmail(dot)com and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can! Until next time.

Cruisin through books ’cause books make life worth livin’ with Aly #RileyAmosReviews, 4/30/2015 part 2

The Guardian, a Sword, & Stilettos by Kristin D. Van Risseghem

I enjoyed this book very much.  It has a little bit of everything supernatural in it.  I couldn’t believe how cram packed this book was with all the wonderful charters and they story line was great.  I was reading until the end and did not want to put this book down.  I would read more from this author!   * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*   5/5

#SupportIndieAuthors, the black balled edition!

I think this lady and I are going to get along just fine. She seems very blunt and to the point, just like someone else I know in my life. She’s here to tell you about her book that deals with struggling with addiction. Enough from me, let me set the stage for J.C. Stockli!

I’ve just recently jumped into the indie author world, and as you know exposure is so important. I’d like to introduce my work…

The Nothingness – Addictions Of The Eternal: Book One is the first of a dark fantasy/paranormal fantasy that, at its heart, delves into the world of addiction. The goal is to show how easily we all fall to some form of addiction and struggle through recovery. This story pits an alcoholic who discovers an immortal culture and ultimately finds herself introduced to a whole new high. It is dark. It involves demons both physical and mental. It is gritty and real so adult content comes up as does “human” relationships, but they do not drive the story.

I am new to writing, but sadly have seen so many around me fall to addiction. I am a full-time MBA professional, living along the Massachusetts coast with my family.

www.twitter.com / jcstockli
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I’m associated with the Independent Authors Network, Horror Writers Association, and Romance Writers Association.

I write dark fantasy (with a twist), paranormal fantasy, and/or romantic horror. Choose your poison.

I’m inspired by music, the past, and possibilities. Also an established full-time professional with my MBA, over the years I’ve moonlighted as a magician’s assistant, a roadie for a metal band, a dance fitness instructor, and even dressed up as a promotional character at public events. I thought, why not explore writing?

I live along the Massachusetts coast with my husband and two children. You’ll likely find us dancing around the house, or out on the water soaking in the sun and breathing in the sea salt air.

1. What do you do to keep your spirits up through a bad review?
For bad reviews I have to let the flutter of emotions wash over me and walk away. Then it’s reread and reread because I can’t help the torture, but eventually I’ll look for the lesson to be learned, find something constructive to take away from the criticism. I told myself going into this that I couldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea. I’ll go to the grave screaming that. When all else fails my husband and my best friend smack me around (figuratively) to put things into perspective. I have life by the balls.
2. What has been your greatest inspiration for writing your story?
(this question will probably get me black-balled)*nope, I love that concept and it’s what I tried to do with my own books*. I got real tired of reading stories about perfect people. I wanted a story that felt real. Evie’s journey feels real to me; she’s flawed beyond belief but she tries. Now for the cliché part… I had a dream that I was Evie, it’s a vividly described chapter in the book, and it followed me everywhere I went once I woke up–for years. Over time certain songs made me think of the story and only the story… snowball effect from there and BOOM! The Addictions Of The Eternal series was born. Music remains a huge inspiration as do the beautiful people I have in my life; this applies to all my WIPs.
3. Are there any people you feel need a shout out for supporting you?
Shout out to my family for tolerating me. I slack on chores, I know. Another big shout to my BF Diana. She’s amazing, supporting me from day one and inspiring my writing in so many ways.
4. Has self-publishing taught you any lessons that you feel will help you in life?
A big one is writing is hard… real hard. (thank you Blades of Glory for some amazing one-liners). Deciding to go indie is terrifying, but so worth it. I’ve learned the complexities of mixing business with pleasure. I’m going I’ve also learned that I have some of the most amazing friends and family network (I’m talking about cell phone plans). I’m more grateful for what I have more than ever.
and last, What’s your favorite color?

yep cliché… it’s black.

Remember, if you’d like to be featured in the #SupportIndieAuthor series, please drop me a line at RileyAmosReviews (@) Gmail (Dot) com. Until next week, keep writing!

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