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Review Submission Service – NEW

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I hope this will be a huge help to you! I realized how hard it is to find time to submit reviews, and thought maybe this would be a great Author Service. So many authors I know say “I never have time to submit my book for review!” What do you think?

New! – Review Submittal Service – $30

Book reviews are the key to success in self-publishing. I will research and submit your book review request to book review sites with your information. I do not guarantee you receive a review, but I will research reviewers appropriate to your genre, submit your book, and supply you with a record of each submission and the estimated time for reply if the site offers one.

The first three reviews for a book will cost extra due to setup time, but each additional 5 for the same book will cost the same, even long after the initial requests. (I won’t have to do as much research, so you get more review requests.) If you don’t have a review request letter written yet, I will write it for you (see price below).

In addition, at no cost, I will provide you with feedback on how easy it is to find you and your books online. Rather than have you provide me with links, I will go looking for you and see if I can find your books for sale.

Each book, First 3 review requests – $30

Same book, Additional 5 review requests – $30

Custom-written Review Request Letter – $10

Click Here to see my full Author Services page and sign up!

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New release! Colt 45 by Chris Redfern

I had the honor of beta reading this new release almost a year ago! Check it out on Amazon!

Learn about my beta reading services in my Author Services page.

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Seal Of Excellence Awarded to Disenchanted Pet by Kate Policani

The Disenchanted Pet by Kate Policani

Awesome Indies Seal of Excellence for Outstanding Independent Literature awarded to Kate Policani for her novel, The Disenchanted Pet.

Seal Of Excellence Awarded to Disenchanted Pet by Kate Policani.

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Happy Birthday to ME

On my birthday, I like to give YOU a present! Hop on over to Amazon and pick up The Disenchanted Pet for FREE! Once you’re done reading it (and reviewing, hint, hint), go back to Amazon on February 28th and get Don’t Judge a Book By its Magic for 99 cents on Kindle Countdown Deal.

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Also, starting today, you can hear all the shocking truths about my life on my new blog, Honest After Forty. At the official cusp of middle age, I have decided to grant myself the gift of frankness in rebellion of all the stupid conventions that prevent us from truly connecting with one another. I will write on this blog to tell you honestly about myself, you, our life, and our culture. Sometimes it will be funny, and sometimes it will embarrass you. It might make you angry. But it’s the truth. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

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New Cover for Ox Herding: A Secular Pilgrimage

I am currently working with Jackie on her book through my Author Services! Here is her fabulous, brand new cover:

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Biography:

Jackie Griffiths has a BSc in Psychology and Computing and an MA in Psychoanalytic Studies, and has been writing fiction and non-fiction material for twenty years. She founded an online copywriting business providing content for websites, print and digital media, before selling up to concentrate on her novels and short stories. She now lives in abject poverty in the freezing ruins of an old sewage works somewhere in the UK, where she is currently working on her third novel.

Book Description:

Jae has many questions about the meaning of life and the purpose of her existence, but frustratingly, no answers. After the death of her agnostic grandmother, with whom she had her most fruitful philosophical discussions, she embarks on a personal journey to fulfil a mysterious note left to her in the will: ‘Seek and ye shall find.’

The plot follows Jae as one spring day she walks over a bridge into a strange world on the other side of the river. There she encounters challenging situations and unusual people offering tempting theories about the meaning of life. From then on she devotes all her energy to pursuing answers to the philosophical questions that drive her, experiencing a series of extraordinary adventures, until eventually she arrives at a completely unexpected conclusion.

‘Ox-herding’ is a term used to describe the search for meaning, purpose and spirituality that does not result in the finding of God, or of any other external authority. The ox represents the elemental beast within us all: ego. ‘Herding’ our ego is the struggle to recognise, battle with, control, subdue, and finally, transcend the ego. Based on the successive phases of understanding as presented in the Chinese philosophical classic, ‘The Ten Ox Herding Pictures,’ this story has ten chapters through which Jae journeys, discovering the meaning and secret to an enlightened yet thoroughly modern life; a place where all her doubts and questions are dissolved, a place without suffering or fear, yet firmly located in the midst of ordinary life. ‘Ox Herding: A Secular Pilgrimage’ describes how she gets there in a Carrollesque adventure involving remarkable people in extraordinary settings, and sees Jae wrestling a bull, performing in a concert, becoming a guru, engaging in dharma combat, and wandering through the Biblical garden of Eden.

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New Review: Toxic Train

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Toxic Train

by Jennifer Oberth

Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Short Story

Read my review here:  http://katepolicanisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/toxic-train-by-jennifer-oberth/

Synopsis

When a fellow train passenger is murdered right in front of her eyes, newlywed Ella Westin thinks it’s great that all the suspects are trapped with her. But when she can’t check out backgrounds or confirm motives – or lack of – she soon finds herself in over her head.

Then an unthinking Joe seems more determined to sabotage Ella’s efforts than the murderer. Will she be able to solve the case before a second death occurs? Did the murderer engineer too good a crime for even Ella’s skills? Can she track the criminal or will she be derailed before she can put her plan in motion? If the couple survive, is this just the beginning of a toxic relationship?

This is the third story in the Ella Westin Mysteries.

Buy on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/166124

and Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Toxic-Train-Ella-Westin-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B0086O20Q4/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1392245816&sr=8-6&keywords=jennifer+oberth

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New Review: Aunt Nellie B

 

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by Dixiane Hallaj

Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Women’s Fiction

Read my review here: http://katepolicanisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/aunt-nellie-b-by-dixiane-hallaj/

Synopsis:

Charli is convinced that the women in her family are the victims of a curse—they go through husbands at an alarming rate. At a very young age, she begins a journal. The adult conversations are often bewildering. How can she avoid the curse? Aunt Nellie must have the answers.

The journal reappears at critical moments in Charli’s life, and beautiful Aunt Nellie is linked to each rediscovery. Each time Charli reads the journal, she learns new secrets, and gains new insights. Will she find the answer, or will she, too, fall victim?

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About the Author:

DIXIANE HALLAJ spent eleven years in the Middle East as part of her husband’s extended family, listening as they shared much of the refugee experience with her. Recently she visited refugee camps in Occupied Palestine, where she listened to the stories of many of the women. These stories formed the basis of her award-winning doctoral dissertation “Caught by Culture and Conflict.”
She currently lives in Purcellville, VA, with her husband and their cat, named “Dog.”

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The Disenchanted Pet on audiobook!

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You can buy The Disenchanted Pet on audiobook! Patricia Santomasso has done a beautiful job narrating my book. I loved hearing it and you can love hearing it too!

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Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic audiobook for sale

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The talented Heidi Baker has narrated the first book in The Convergence series! This tale features a lot of humor and loads of fun. As an added bonus, you get to HEAR what all those crazy words sound like!

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New Audiobook Now Available!

I’m delighted to announce my first audiobook, The Silver Collar, is now available on multiple markets!  Sherril Turner‘s reading is delightful and enchanting. I enjoyed every moment of hearing her rendition of my book. It is inexpensive at only $6.95 and a quick listen at only one hour and eighteen minutes.

Buy on Audible.com (Note: If you are a first-time customer on Audible, I get a $25 bonus when you buy my book!)

Buy on Amazon (Also through Audible)

Buy on Itunes

If you yearn for a bargain or prefer to hear the story in your own inner voice, the ebook is still free!

Read it online here: http://www.wattpad.com/story/1065118-the-silver-collar

Download the ebook for Kindle FREE!

Download the free ebook at Smashwords

Download the free ebook at Goodreads

Download for Nook

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Download at Goodreads

Here is the video trailer:

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New Review: Eternal Destiny

 

Eternal Destiny

by Tahlia Newland

Genre: Paranormal, Metaphysical, Fantasy

Read my review here: http://katepolicanisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/10/13/eternal-destiny-by-tahlia-newland/

Synopsis:

Intrepid traveller Ariel Malony and demon slayer Nick Walker face their deepest fears and their greatest challenge as they search for the Master Demon who holds the key to the future of mankind. Slay him and the world goes free; fail, and it falls irrevocably into violence and chaos.

Guided by a wisdom master of a mystical tradition that uses mind power as the basis of powerful magic, the assault party, including Kestril, the Magan Chiefs’ son, Layla, the flying Noble One, and Twitchet, the talking cat, must travel from the ancient granite walls of the Hermitage, up the kilometre high Steps of Death, and through a labyrinth of shifting gorges to the Palace of Skulls where flesh-eating demons demand to be fed. Even if Nick wins his struggle with the scars of his past and defeats the green-eyed head of the Cogin clan, they still must cross the scree slope, where the bones of Ariel’s father lie, and pass through the territory of vicious elementals to get to the ice caves beneath the summit where the Master Demon awaits.

The journey is extraordinary, the enemies are deadly and the ending is mind-blowing.

This is the final in the Diamond Peak Series: Lethal Inheritance, Stalking Shadows, Demon’s Grip and Eternal Destiny.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18591119-eternal-destiny

Buy at Amazon US http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FL8LVG8

Buy at Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00FL8LVG8

About the author:

I write heart warming and inspiring contemporary fantasy and magical realism .

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I’ve been writing full time since 2008, and I’m also a well-respected reviewer with over 300 published reviews.  All my novels have been awarded a place on the Awesome Indies list of quality independent fiction, and several have received the AIA Seal of Excellence. My young adult magical realism novel ‘You Can’t Shatter Me’ also received a B.R.A.G Medallion for an outstanding independent novel.

My agent, before I went indie, was Debbie Golvan of Golvan Arts, Australia.  I studied writing  with, among others, Australian editor Selena Hanet Hutchins (BCA, Creative Writing), and was mentored by Catherine Hammond,  (BS in Education, MA in Literature/Creative Writing)

Before I began writing full time, I taught high school visual and performing arts and  wrote scripts for theatre in education as well as some unpublished  short stories for children. Full details can be seen on my Linked in profile.

I like and write stuff that’s out of the box.

I’ve studied philosophy & meditation for many years, (which informs the metaphysics in my stories),  and I’m an avid reader, prolific reviewer, extremely casual high school teacher and occasional mask-maker.

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Though I trained as a teacher when I left high school, for most of my working life I was a performer . I started as a dancer, then moved into mask, mime and visual theatre. I spent five years doing a niteclub dance/mime act with my husband in Sydney and about 13 years performing in schools in Australia and New Zealand.  I’m a hopeless case of being slave to my creative impulses, but I’m never bored.

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In March 2012 I set up the Awesome Indies site to  evaluate and list indie and self published books that meet the same standards as traditionally published books. Happily, all my books met the stringent requirements for addition to the list. Now I’m just part of a team that keeps it running.

I live on a beautiful property in rainforest about two and a half hours drive south of the city of Sydney in Australia. I have a teenage daughter and a husband, who is also a teacher.  We live only 6 km from the main highway but grid power doesn’t reach us, so our electricity is solar and  water generated.

You’ll find more photos of my performing past here , and ones of my masks in performance here.

 

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New Review: The Secret Eater

 

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The Secret Eater

 by Ros Jackson

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban

Read my review here: http://katepolicanisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/08/11/the-secret-eater-by-ros-jackson/

Synopsis:

Kenssie is a demon who feeds from secrets. Lately pickings have been slim, and she has grown so weak that her shield of invisibility is slipping. As the servant of a demon who eats embarrassment she already feels like she’s the laughing stock of the demonic world. But the scorn of someone who thinks that Hawaiian shirts are the height of cool is the least of her worries.

A powerful fear demon is dead set on making her his slave, a position that carries seriously short life expectancy.

She has no friends.

No powers.

No clue.

Her only hope of escaping a life of terror lies in stealing a grimoire she’s never seen from the clutches of a vindictive group of master demons.

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About the author:

Rock singer, xenobiologist and ninja are just some of the jobs Ros wishes she could put on her CV. She has been a book blogger for over a decade, and has done a wide range of different jobs whilst dreaming of the written word. She lives in Lincolnshire under the iron rule of a grumpy black cat.

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Discovery 4: Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic

Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic

(Book 1 of The Convergence series)

By Kate Policani

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal

Win one of three copies of Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic! Click here => a Rafflecopter giveaway

Buy on Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/3910971

Buy for Kindle and in Paperback on Amazon

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Links to all the wonderful reviews of my book can be found here: http://katepolicanisreviews.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/dont-judge-a-book-by-its-magic/

Read an excerpt at the book page.

Synopsis:

I’m a normal girl. I am. I love shoes, fragranced body care, and hair products. I love all the chick flicks that have come out in the theaters in the last 2 years (and a lot of the old ones) and I obsess about my wardrobe.  I respond positively to most of the marketing directed at females in my age group.

My name is Colleen Underhill, and the only abnormal thing about me is that I just discovered I am, or I transformed into, a magician; not the disappearing bunny kind, but the power-shooting-out-of-your-hands kind of magician.

My problem now is that I do NOT believe in magic. Well, I believe in it. I have seen it shoot out of my own hands, but I oppose it in a moral sense; no hexes, no spells, no incantations, no potions, no amulets, no tomes, no casting circles, no eye of newt, none of that. I have to be very clear because people pressure me about it. Whatever they say about “how it’s done,” this is a morality issue for me and I will not cave in to their pressure.

But what do I do now?

Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16045564-don-t-judge-a-book-by-its-magic

Book 2, Sorcery Loves Company is started!
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New Review: Deep Blood by Phillip Thompson

Deep Blood

by Phillip Thompson

Genre: Mystery, Contemporary Fiction

Read my review here.

Deep Blood is the story of Mississippi sheriff Colt Harper, whose moral compass is slightly askew. He doesn’t care for the mundane parts of his job, he drinks too much, is separated from his wife, and has a former stripper girlfriend who regularly violates the drug laws of the county. Even when the son of a close friend is murdered, he has a hard time concentrating on the subsequent investigation. But when his incorrigible father is arrested again for DUI, he learns a secret of his father’s past — one that threatens his own future.

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FREE! The Disenchanted Pet is FREE on Kindle today!

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The Disenchanted Pet is FREE on Kindle today, tomorrow and Friday! Happy Independence Day!

Get it Here!

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