Halloween Trick-or-Treat Meet-and-Greet 2016

Jens Lyon

trick-or-treat

It’s time to go cyber trick or treating!

How do you trick or treat in cyberspace? First, leave a comment with the name of a treat. It can be your favorite candy. It can be a caramel apple, pumpkin cookies, or some other treat you enjoy this time of the year. Maybe you are participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project for kids with food allergies and you’re giving out stickers, glow sticks, or small toys instead of candy.

If you are a blogger, also leave a link to your blog in your post. Then grab your bag and go trick or treating at the “homes” of the other bloggers who have left links here.

Have a safe and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

View original post

Advertisements

Come and get your #FREE and #DISCOUNT #BOOKS! #SIAFBB #ASMSG #IARTG #IAN1

There’s a ton of books being offered, and now is your chance to find your new favorite author! Formed from the members of the Support Indie Authors board on Goodreads, we have something for every taste! From high fantasy to contemperary romance, if you’ve got a reading itch, we aim to scratch it! Check it out today, with more books coming tomorrow!

Cruisin’ through books cause books make life worth living with Aly 10/29/2016 part 2

Avalon Dreams by Alexa Whitewolf

Wow this was a long book.  But I enjoyed it.  This book was a romantic fantasy!  There were some surprises in this book.  But for the most part, I just sat back and enjoyed the ride.  I think this was a great book to get my mind on something different.  * I received this book from the author–this is my honest review*
4/5

Bargains, bargains, bargains

ARC Books

You like a bargain, don’t you? Of course you do, who doesn’t.

Well, for all of you out there who like a bargain, or better yet, something free, the writer’s group I am part of on Goodreads has a big event this weekend with lots of books listed as free or at reduced prices in a variety of genres. If you’d like to fill up your kindle with some new reading material, here’s the place you need to go  http://events.supportindieauthors.com/event.php

#SIAFBB Monster Weekend of Free & Bargain Books

There’s some great reads here, and some great authors to support, so please dig into your pockets, you won’t have to find much, and you’ll be hard-pressed to get a better return on your investment.

View original post

Support Indie Authors presents CB’s Monster Weekend!

M. L. Roberts, Author

cb-in-dragon-costume

I am Thunder hear me roar! For a few shining moments, lightning flashed, thunder rolled, and Twitterverse was awash in shining gold, alerting readers and writers across the globe to “CB’s Monster Weekend!” The highly-anticipated ebook sale-give away provides reading gems for all readers. Presented by “Support for Indie Authors,” SIAFBB began in summer 2015 as the brainchild of member Charles Hash. Since then, avid readers have downloaded thousands of ebooks. SIA members make it all possible and everyone works together. For this event author & designer CB Archer rallied the troops and brought on the power of Thunderclap. The results—astonishing!

#SIABB now thru Oct 31, 2016

View original post

A guest post for you all! Latent Talent by Mehreen Ahmed#SupportIndieAuthors

 

 

Desire to express oneself is innate. Whether it be a political, religious, or an artistic expression, people have always tried to connect with others through one medium or another. Prior to the written word was a long-standing oral tradition.  Much later, writing developed which added a new dimension to expression.  Undeniably, an interest in writing and developing one’s talent are always the most important pre-requisites; however, sometimes this talent resides in a latent form.  

 

That was me.  I never embarked on this career willfully.  Sure, I was always a spontaneous writer, vastly inspired by my natural surroundings: a raging storm, looming dark clouds, spring blossoms, tranquil or turbulent oceans.  Pleasant full moons, sunsets and sunrises, everything affected me. As a child, I would simply jot down my inner feelings of a summer’s rain or a winter’s mist. I just loved watching them. These were the initial raw stages of writing which continued for a long time.

 

My thoughts gradually found a home in a red diary. Most of these musings were about nature.  A description of an evening walk in autumn, sounds of the sea and the waves, sitting out on a beach on a breezy evening. Retrospectively, at this stage of my writing, I was trying to find meaningful connections with nature, which marked a clear departure from my earlier stages of unfettered inventory. I had by now started to write small compositions and short stories with nature being very much in the center. From here onwards, my diary became my greatest friend. It was a compilation of my very private thoughts, not yet meant for public consumption.

 

It wasn’t until much later that I wrote my first piece for publication. I was in Canada at the University of Saskatchewan. As a result, I saw snow for the first time. I could not begin to describe how thrilled I was to see the first icicle on my window pane. Inspired by what I saw, my first public piece came as a result, entitled, A Winter’s Tale, which appeared in 1987 in a notable campus newspaper called, The Sheaf. This publication was pivotal to my career as a writer. I was told by my friends that I should take writing more seriously. And I suppose I did. As my writing evolved, I ripened and started to learn about life and the human condition, in general. However, fiction was not the only area I limited myself to. I branched off to write journalistic and academic essays as well.

 

Since those early days of writing, I have released several books that include short stories and novels.  While I always enjoy writing, I do not publish just for pleasure.  I want to contribute something valuable. I am indebted to my society for giving me so much. It is my turn to give back a little; however, I must admit that I still get romantic thrills, a kick from natural objects which continue to inspire me to write.  I feel that I have finally found an art form where I can reflect on nature and human issues in an entertaining way.

 

About the author

 

Queensland writer, Mehreen Ahmed has been publishing since 1987. Her writing career began with journalism and academic reviews and articles.  Her latest work, Moirae, is available on Amazon.

 

Moirae on Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LYMIGTW

Website:  http://www.cosmicteapot.net

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/mehreen.ahmed.3551

Amazon author page: https://amazon.com/author/amazon.com.mehreenahmed