Cover Reveal – Sweet Fifteen by Beth Rodgers

Today on Paws 4 Thought I’m happy to welcome YAAR author Beth Rodgers who has a cool new cover and a super offer to share. Over to Beth:

I am thrilled to share that my second novel, ‘Sweet Fifteen’ – the sequel to ‘Freshman Fourteen’ – is available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle! The release date is Wednesday, December 7th! Check out the cover and a link to the pre-order page below!

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Also, if you’re looking for an AWESOME Cyber Monday deal, check out this one: http://amzn.com/B00PIWYU92 – follow that link to pick up your FREE copy of ‘Freshman Fourteen’ on Kindle – FREE today through Friday, December 2nd! Get a head start on being ready for ‘Sweet Fifteen’ by getting up to speed on main character Margot’s ninth grade year! Share the link with friends and family! The pre-order link for ‘Sweet Fifteen’ is: http://amzn.com/B01MTSHL0H ________________________________________________________

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Sophomore year starts off on a positive note, with Margot Maples enjoying a circle of new friends, an influx of confidence, and the attention of the oh-so-cute new basketball player, Kirk. But she quickly finds herself stuck in a rut, battling mean girls, and getting caught up in Kirk’s past. Margot’s friendships, heartaches, and presidential campaign lead her on a path to self-discovery, making sophomore year one to remember.

Come along on Margot’s journey in this sequel to Freshman Fourteen that has new faces, backroom politics, and a few twists and turns along the way.

Author Spotlight: Gina Azzi

Interview with YAAR author Gina Azzi – take a look!

YA Author Rendezvous

Young Adult Author Rendezvous Author: Gina AzziInterview by Michelle Lynn.

An interview with author Gina Azzi.

What are the titles of your work and can you tell us a bit about them?

Sure! My books are in the young adult and new adult genres. The first book I wrote is entitled Corner of Ocean and Bay. It’s a mature young adult novel that highlights the friendship of Nessa and Jacie during the summer before their senior year of high school. Primarily focusing on teen topics such as underage drinking, family issues, and first loves, the novel explores how Nessa and Jacie navigate these challenges and the impact certain situations have on their friendship.

After writing Corner of Ocean and Bay, I started working on The Senior Semester Series, a new adult and college romance series that follows four best friends as they embark on their senior year of college, new adventures, and love interests!…

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A Day in the Life of Hedgehogs

Happy Thanksgiving everyone – have some cute hedgehogs!

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I suspect these images have been PhotoShopped, but who cares, because hedgehogs! From Elena Eremina and the mad geniuses at Bored Panda.

“Ever wondered what a casual day in the life of a hedgehog looks like? Well, now you can find out, as photographer Elena Eremina has created an adorable series featuring the little spike balls.

Elena Eremina is a St. Petersburg-based budding photographer, gradually progressing to becoming a pro. From hamsters to pugs to hedgehogs – she is the master of photographing small animals in miniature settings. Even though most of the photos have probably been edited, her most recent series features hedgehogs doing everything from taking a bath to baking cookies and it’s too cute. You can buy Elena’s hedgehog photos in the form of posters and stickers here or hedgehog calendars here.

P.S. Don’t do this at home without consulting a veterinarian.”

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The P.A.W.S. Institute, on Lisa Burton Radio

You need to check this out – our own Jessamyn was interviewed on Lisa Burton Radio 🙂

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Don’t touch that dial, you’ve just landed on Lisa Burton Radio. The only show out there that interviews the characters that you love to read about. I’m your host, Lisa Burton, the robot girl, and my special guest today is Jessamyn, the head of the P.A.W.S. Institute. “Welcome to the show, Jessamyn.”

“Thank you Lisa, I’m privileged to be here.”

“Jessamyn, why don’t you tell the listeners what P.A.W.S. stands for.”

“P.A.W.S. is the Partnership of Animagi, Werewolves, and Shapeshifters. We are an umbrella organization for shifters all around the globe with branches in every continent. I am the head of the Midwest Institute that is located under the Jewel Box in Forest Park in St. Louis (though good luck in finding us – our magic wards are strong and unless you are a shifter yourself, and you’re invited in by me, you’ll not be able to penetrate them.)

“Here…

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Midia — Why I Write About It: A Guest Post by Jen Ponce

I adore Jen Ponce’s Devany Miller series. Check them out and this guest blog from Jen Ponce on M.A. Ray (another of my favorite authors)’s blog.

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Hello Em and Em’s audience! I’m Jen Ponce and I’m here to talk about my home away from home: Midia.

Midia is the world where Devany Miller discovers magic for the first time. It’s a world that exists in a universe parallel to our own, a world separated from us by the Slip—the dwelling place of the demon-like Skriven. You can read more about how Devany found her way to Midia in the Bazaar. For this post, I’ll give you a peek at the creation story Wydlings tell around their fires on First day.

Long ago, long before the Witch King stole the Spider Queen’s eyes and took her egg sac, long before the Spider Queen herself was a queen, there was a web made of star dust that stretched into infinity. On this web ran a cosmic spider of a size so immense as to be incomprehensible to…

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The Importance of Proofreading

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As some folks here know I’m in the process of republishing the second book in my series, Argentum. I wrote this book three years ago starting with the first draft during NaNoWriMo of 2013. I polished it and self-edited it, sent it out to beta readers, and edited it again. Then it went to my publisher at the time who edited it and sent it back to me for proofreading. I proofread, found errors that were corrected and it was published.

During the years it was published by the small press several friends found more errors that I made note of and when I got my rights back I fixed. I went over the whole thing again myself and then hired a professional proofreader who still found tons of errors! Fixed them all, read it again and sent off for a paper proof.

This week I’ve been sitting with the paperback copy reading it yet again (I know my story backwards and forwards by now, but amazingly I still like it.) And guess what? I’M STILL FINDING ERRORS!!!!

So folks remember this – it’s a process. Never assume because a professional editor has been through your work that you don’t have to check it. Check it, check it again and keep checking it and eventually you’ll get an (almost) perfect copy!

Also if you’re looking for an editor or proofreader, I do that too. Check out the Editing and Proofreading tab on the top of the page.

And remember to preorder the brand new (hopefully error free) version of Argentum releasing on December 1st.

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