Thursday, February 2, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Starr Fall & BOOK RELEASE: Once & Forever

Dear Alison,

Goodbye January, Hello February! Last week, I let everyone peak in my drawers.  Today, I'm opening my inbox. Well, not literally. You DO NOT want to see my inbox--though I do try to keep all the accounts very tidy--sometimes the emails get a bit, what's the word I'm looking for? Expansive. My favorite emails are from fans. I LOVE them. They make me all warm and fuzzy. Seriously, touch my arm...

See? Warm and Fuzzy. Oh, wait those are my doggies;)

While, I ADORE the fan mail (I DO, I REALLY DO) I would LOVE them even more if they were added as a review to AMAZON and GOODREADS. For instance, look at some of these reviews:


5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read!!!January 31, 2017
By 
Kelly


This review is from: Starr Fall: Book One of the Starr Fall Series (Kindle Edition)
Purchased this book for my 14 year old daughter who is NOT a fan of reading for pleasure or at all for that matter. Well, the book immediately grabbed her attention. In her words..."I can't put this book down. I need to know what happens. Her writing is so good that I can picture Starr and Christian in my mind. Her words create a story in my head. I felt like I was watching a movie in my head as I read." My daughter finished the book very quickly. "What a cliff hanger" were her words when she finished the book. She wanted to know if there was a second book because she said she needs to know what happens to Starr and Christian. If your teeenager complains about reading, buy this book. I'm so glad I did. Now that she is done, I can finally read it. Can't wait for her to start the second book in the series, Starr Lost.

Don't you ADORE this review? I mean, my heart still feels like: 
Can I share one more? 

5.0 out of 5 stars Starr Fall Kim Briggs delivers a fast paced love story that left me dying to know what happens ...January 30, 2017
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This review is from: Starr Fall: Book One of the Starr Fall Series (Kindle Edition)
Starr Fall
Kim Briggs delivers a fast paced love story that left me dying to know what happens next! Can’t wait to get my hands on the next book!

The second one is short, sweet, and to the point. Reviews don't need to be long, but they are the lifeblood of an author, especially an Indie Author. I don't pay for reviews, nor does my publisher, Inkspell Publishing, but most major publishers do. I don't have the funding to put in that kind of leg work, so I send out Starr Fall Book Review Grovels. It takes more time, but in the end, the reviews I get are very rewarding. I earned every single one of them through hard work.  

So, if you would like to review, I've made it super easy: 

And if you're feeling especially generous with your reviews, you can click on Starr Lost, And Then He, and even Valentine Kisses on any of those sites. 

FYI: I LOVEEEEE giving shout outs, so tweet me or message me or leave a comment below, and I will SHOUT OUT some #writerlove for you! 

Okay, stepping off my review soapbox to shout out some love to fellow Inkspell Publisher author, M.S.Kaye, and the release of her book, 


Once & Forever
book 3
by M.S. Kaye

Who is the mysterious Santa who leaves toys on the convent steps?
After a twelve-year separation, Eden is finally reunited with her brother, Thomas, but why hadn’t she reached out to him in all those years? Eden, a nun, is constantly struggling against her dark past of living on the streets, and her attraction to Trace, an ex-convict farm worker. As Eden and Trace confess their pasts to each other and grow closer, will they be able to resist getting too close?
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Author Bio:
M.S. Kaye has several published books under her black belt. A transplant from Ohio, she resides with her husband Corey in Jacksonville, Florida, where she tries not to melt in the sun. Find suspense and the unusual at www.BooksByMSK.com.
To receive news on upcoming releases, sign up for email updates on her website.
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NOW FOR A FEW BOOK BLURBS FROM HER ONCE Series.
Once, book 1
Her first and also her once.
Jonathan and Rebecca’s paths cross at exactly the right moment, when each most needs to hear what the other has to say.
But Jonathan is three days from entering the priesthood, and Rebecca leaves him to his peace. But he is unable to find peace.
Without each other’s comfort and strength, they must each struggle to forge a new path, with only memories of the one day that changed everything.
But are they able to forget and let go?
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Once & Again, book 2
She was once his secret desire… Will she be again?
Father Aiden, an ex-marine and new priest, falls in love with Maylynn, but he struggles to stay away from her. He’s successful for many years, though he can’t keep her out of his dreams.
Then one day she shows up for a pre-marital counselling session with her fiancĂ©, Davis. Aiden soon realizes Davis isn’t who he says he is, but what does that mean for Maylynn, and for himself?
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Excerpt book 3:
“You know what he did to git sent to prison?” one of the convenience store clerks murmured to the other.
Trace could just hear them over the horrible rendition of “Jingle Bells” playin’ through the speakers. He ignored them, like he always did. He tried to come into town late in the evening to avoid people as much as possible, but that also meant it was quiet enough that he could often hear what people murmured about him. Once he’d grabbed some protein bars and a can of beer, he headed up to the counter to pay.
The clerk with a buzz-cut told him the total, and Trace handed him some cash.
Neither of the clerks made eye contact with him, but they both hovered over the cash register as if he might snatch it and run.
Buzz-cut closed the cash drawer right quick and handed Trace’s change back.
“Thank you.” Trace stuffed the change in his pocket, took the bag of protein bars in one hand and his beer in the other, and walked out of the store.
He headed for the back lot toward the alley. He could get through most of downtown by way of the alley. This late at night it was almost too dark to see where he was goin’, but that was part of what he liked about it.
“Bitch,” someone growled. And then the sound of something—or someone—smacking into the brick wall of the back of the convenience store.
Trace moved more quickly and turned the corner, and he caught sight of a skinny, young woman punching a man in the face. His head snapped back. But then another man slammed his fist across her jaw. She looked so frail that the punch seemed like shooting a cannon ball at a piece of notebook paper.
“Hey!” Trace roared and ran at them. “Git away from her.”

I haven't read this series but I've read other books by M.S. Kaye, and I can tell you, she does not disappoint. In fact since I'm talking about book reviews, here's mine: 


Strong as Death by M.S. Kaye
  
Illona knew she was different, but her mom kept her from the rest of the world. Illona assumed her mom was just overprotective. She couldn’t be more wrong. When she goes out for some fresh air, she finds herself in a world she didn’t know existed, a world where people want to kill you, a world where boys become men with one gun shot, a world where pretty girls need protection, but Illona is not just a pretty girl. Archer, a boy who became a man, ignites a fire in her she didn’t know she possessed, a fire brought on by her own abilities and a kiss that prompts her to realize her imaginary friends from childhood are very real indeed. You want a ghost tale? You got it. Put it on your TBR pile. You won’t be disappointed.
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So with that review, I will bring this post to a close. Next week, I'll be talking about Valentine Kisses: A Kiss to Last A Lifetime. If you want to find out more ahead of time, check out my Valentine Kisses cover reveal post--because it's STILL ONLY $.99 but for a limited time. I'll talk more about Starr Fall and Starr Lost, plus I WILL babble about the #NY17SCBWI conference and our FIFTH YEAR anniversary!! Can you believe we've been together for FIVE YEARS???? Well, until next time... 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sharing the writing love one letter at a time,
Kim
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