#SupportIndieAuthors, God I’m loving this edition!

Holy moly, been furiously writing away, trying to continue a story arc for a science fiction story. But I peeled myself away from it to add another post to #SupportIndieAuthors! Without further ado, I give you Bob!

Bio.

Bob Krenzel grew up in New Jersey and studied History at Rutgers University; he earned his Master’s degree in Management from Eastern Connecticut State University. An Army officer for almost 24 years, he is retiring this year, having served on six deployments to the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He has been happily married for over twenty-two years, and has two children who are his pride and joy. He currently resides in the Kansas City area and is active with church, Scouting, local schools, and veterans’ issues.

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“This Glorious Cause” is a young adult historical fiction novel set during the American Revolution. Gideon Hawke is a young man from Lexington, Massachusetts on the verge of adulthood, facing hard choices about life and love. All of his expectations are shattered when fighting breaks between British troops and the local militia on Lexington Common. As war engulfs the American colonies, Gideon is at the epicenter, fighting for his life in some of the defining battles of American history. Along the way he discovers himself, his purpose, and a Glorious Cause.

social media and website links

FaceBook: www.facebook.com/robert.krenzel
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bobkrenzel
GoodReads: www.goodreads.com/Robert_Krenzel
Amazon Author Page: amazon.com/author/robertkrenzel
Website: robertkrenzel.com

questions:

1. What do you do to keep your spirits up through a bad review? First of all, I try to remember that I will never please everyone, and that everyone is entitled to their opinion. Just because one reviewer, or several dozen, do not care for my work does not make me less of a writer or a person. Second, I always try to ask, “What can I learn from this?” If something a reviewer says helps me grow as an author, then he or she is doing me a favor, and I am grateful.

2. What has been your greatest inspiration for writing your story? My kids are my inspiration to write. I have tried to share with them my love of reading from the beginning (my wife and I read to them before they were born), and it is joy to see them lost in a book. My inspirations for many of the specific characters in the Gideon Hawke Series are the remarkable men and women with whom I have worked as a soldier. Whether on the home front or the battlefield, whether civilian or military, I have met my share of heroes, and even a few villains. And more than once I said, “If I put this in a book no one would ever believe it!” I hope I was wrong.

3. Are there any people you feel need a shout out for supporting you? More than a few! To narrow it down, my kids threw down the gauntlet and got me writing. My wife encouraged me, and at a critical point of self-doubt she read a draft and told me to be true to my characters, especially Gideon and Ruth. She understood where they came from, and where they are going, and kept me on course.

4. Has self-publishing taught you any lessons that you feel will help you in life? It taught me that I can do it, and I am not alone. The idea of self-publishing was daunting at first, but I have to give credit to CreateSpace for making it far easier than I expected. GoodReads has been especially helpful in showing me that there are people out there, like me, trying to get their stories heard, and also that there are plenty of people who still really enjoy a good book!

and last, What’s your favorite color? Blue. No, yel…

Cruisin’ through books with Aly cause Books make life worth living! #RileyAmosReviews the slacker edition part 6!

Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews

I love this series so much, I hope it never ends. Kate Daniels is up to all the fighting and loving the Beast Lord just like in most of these books. This series always has tons of action, love, and so much more. This book added some new creatures we had not yet came in contact with. What will the author think of next? I, for one, can’t wait to fine out!!!  5/5

That’s it for right now, got some running around to do. I’ll post the rest of them either when I return home, or tomorrow. (See why it’s the slacker edition x D) Anyways, everyone have a great week!

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A Brighter Light by C.L. Clark

I very much enjoy this series.  I love the talking cat and Cassie is a very memorable character.  Cassie has the ability to see the dead.  I love to read the adventures she goes on.  I like that she gets advice from her cat.  I love the way the author pulls you into this series and I can’t wait to read more. * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*   5/5

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For Married Couples Only by Vanessa Kaye

These are some steamy short stories.  I enjoyed them.  This book is great for married couples and anyone who wants to read something different.  I don’t normally read many books like this but it was a nice change for me.  * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*  5/5

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Circumcised at Seventeen: A Previously Uncut Comedy by Brian Robert Smith

This is a very cute and funny book.  I enjoyed it.  It made me laugh.  I think it was a great book and well written by Brian.  * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*   5/5

Cruisin’ through books with Aly cause Books make life worth living! #RileyAmosReviews the slacker edition part 2!

Vampcula: The Blood Will Run by E.A. Abel

A different twist on vampire books and stories for sure.  I enjoyed this book.  I think if you like vampire book or things with vampires you should check this book out.  * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*  4/5

Cruisin’ through books with Aly cause Books make life worth living! #RileyAmosReviews the slacker edition part 1!

So, in all actuallity, I’ve had a few days worth of reviews pile on me x D Guess that’s what happens when you stay off the computer to care of life. Anyways, they’re incoming now, you guys should check these books out!

The Bones Will Speak by Carrie Stuart Parks

I loved this book.  This book was great and had me on the edge of my seat.  I think I will look into more books from this author.  I love the way this book caught my attention right away and kept it.  This book was very hard to put down and I loved the characters and the serial killer story line very much. * I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*   5/5