Tuesday, July 24, 2012 | By: Joann H. Buchanan

Alexandrea Weis Blog Tour

Alexandrea Weis is a registered nurse from New Orleans who has been published in several nursing journals and textbooks. She has been writing novels and screenplays for over twenty years. Her first novel, To My Senses, was a finalist for commercial fiction in Eric Hofer Book Awards, a finalist for romance in the Foreword Magazine book of the Year awards, and a finalist for romance in the USA Book Awards. Her second novel, Recovery, won the Gold Medal for best romantic suspense from The Reader's Favorite Book Awards and was named best Romantic Suspense by the NABE Pinnacle Book Awards in 2011. Her third book, Sacrifice, closes out the Nicci Beauvoir Series. Her fourth book, highlighting her love of rehabbing wildlife, called Broken Wings, is now out in paperback and ebook.
Ms. Weis is also a permitted wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries and when she is not writing, Ms. Weis is rescuing orphaned and injured wildlife. She lives outside of New Orleans with her husband and a menagerie of pets.
Blog site: http://alexandreaweiscom.blogspot.com/
website: http://alexandreaweis.com


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List of Bloggers who signed up for the tour.

Black Words White Pages 

Writing 4 Rent

Mary Ting

Parish The Word

Imagination Station

Faellin Angel 


There For You PR

Donna's Blog Home

Ohio Girls Talk

Ohio Mom Of Two


Friday, July 20, 2012 | By: Joann H. Buchanan

FRIDAY FREEBIES

Rachel Marks of the YA Novel Reader has done it again. Click on the link and find out what some of the free books are this weekend.

Huge hugs and happy reading!!
Monday, July 16, 2012 | By: Joann H. Buchanan

Charlotte Blackwell's Blog Tour




About Charlotte Blackwell


Charlotte Blackwell author of The Embrace Series is delighted to have the opportunity to follow her dreams of writing. She would love to share a little bit about her self with you now.
Charlotte was born in October of 1976. On the day of her birth Charlotte's father was racing stock cars, while her two older sister's watched from the stands as their father crashed through the wall of the race track. Within moments the stock car he was driving came back through the wall, and he won the race. He took his two daughters and hurried to the hospital for the birth of his third daughter, Charlotte.
Raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Charlotte enjoyed swimming, singing (although not so great at it) and writing her thoughts down. She never shared her passion for writing with anyone, and it got put on the back burner. As Charlotte grew, she found a new passion in medicine, she became the athletic trainer for her high school men's basketball team. Helping the team through their injuries are some of her best memories as a teen.
After the birth of he first daughter Jorden, Charlotte moved to Calgary, Alberta where she returned to college for her practical nursing certificate. During her schooling Charlotte became pregnant her second daughter, Shawnee. Due to complications, Charlotte was put on bed rest and have to step away from school. Shawnee was born and not breathing, the staff worked to resuscitated the small baby, and succeeded. Charlotte returned to school only six weeks later and completed her course. She began working with children, and eventually in the special care nursery for ill and pre-term babies.
Charlotte and James finally decided to get married in 2005 and completed their family with a son, Lucas in 2006 who was born six weeks early and had three surgeries by one month old. Today all three of their children are happy, healthy and very active, Jorden is a very talented dancer and singer who performs with The Young Canadians and performs at the Grandstand show nightly during the Calgary Stampede, she is also home schooled. Shawnee is an amazing artist and hopes to become a fashion designer one day .Both girls are honor students on top of their activities. Lucas is still young, but has enjoyed kick boxing and wants to try his hand at hockey and baseball.
Charlotte and James live with their children, two huskies and two cats just outside of Calgary, Alberta. They cherish every moment they have together as a family and hope to soon travel the world. James and the children have been great supporters of Charlotte from day one and continue to cheer her on along the way. Shawnee has also tried her hand at writing and recently completed an illustrated children's book. I guess writing is in her blood.
Charlotte has a strong passion for young adult novel especially those in the paranormal or dark fantasy genre's. As she continues to work on The Embrace Series, Charlotte is also working on a mainstream romance and a science fiction novel involving alternate universes. She will continue to up date this site with her work and what is next, and she thanks you all for your support and encouragement.



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BLOGGERS SIGNED UP FOR THIS TOUR Click on them to see excerpts, giveaways, interviews and more. All of the blogs have a unique style and are fun to look at.

The Faelin Angel


Use Your Words


Author Elissa Daye

Mission to Read

Kristine Cayne

There For You PR 


Black Words White Pages

Writing 4 Rent

Young Adult Book Addict

Mary Ting

The Curiosity Key

Queendsheena

Gene Mc Murtry


I want to thank all the bloggers who signed up for this tour. You are all so amazing. Huge hugs!!
Friday, July 13, 2012 | By: Joann H. Buchanan


Charlotte Blackwell's blog tour starts next week!! On Monday I'll have a list of blogs on here that are hosting her along with a GIVEAWAY!!! I'm soooo excited about this. Charlotte is an amazing writer and person. She has been there for me since the time I joined World Castle Publishing.

I can't wait to see what you guys have to say about a remarkable woman!

Huge hugs and stay tuned for more news!

Joann
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | By: Joann H. Buchanan

Blogger Tip

So you have decided to put a blog together and it looks FABULOUS! Now what do you do with it?

There are some people who create blogs for reviews, fun, diaries and so on. The reasons are endless. As a matter of fact, there are just as many reasons as there are blogs. Now that you have a blog how do you get followers?

One of the best ways to get followers is offering something to the reader for free. Those could be interviews from writers, how to blogs about building a fort, and the list goes on. For writers, one of the best things to offer are writing tips. Remember this is not about you but the reader. It's like a novel in that aspect.

The other way to get followers is to network with other bloggers. Get on Facebook and join Network Blogs. Also check out other blogging index centers like Frog Blog and The Blog Farm. In networking with other bloggers, you can do link exchanges. The list goes on. The more blogs you are networked with, the more followers you will have.

There are also tools such as Twitter, FB, and many other social networking places you can join. One of the newest and most popular places is called Pintrest. You should check it out and meet up with people to find similar interests.

HAVE FUN WITH YOUR BLOG
One of the best ways to ensure that your blog grows is by posting EVERYDAY. That is one of the reasons I developed this blog. There are new bloggers, seasoned bloggers and others in between who need content. You can find that here. I try to make sure that all the people who participate are given credit for all their hard work. I believe bloggers don't get enough credit for all the work they put into their blogs. 

The whole idea of blogging is to give yourself a voice. So use it wisely. Being nice is always best and sharing with others who have the same interests is always fun. A way to do that is to make sure the posts you publish are not always about you. Give back to the readers who stop off at your blog on a daily basis. After all, they are your readers. Cherish them.


Monday, June 25, 2012 | By: Joann H. Buchanan
ELIZABETH SECKMAN TOUR JUNE 25-29


Jenna Austin is a young, widowed artist raising a teenage son on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. As the costs of living in paradise rise, she struggles to make ends meet. Life isn't easy, but she manages.
When her car breaks down, she trudges on. She assumes life can't get any more complicated than it is. But it can...
Chance brings her nose to well-formed chest with Tres Coulter, the handsome, affluent aid to Governor Hunt. Jenna and Tres share a history; they also share a love they thought long lost. Their lives are about to be altered forever as the deceptions of the past transform the very foundation of the present.
The price of happily ever after may be too steep to pay once the past comes due.


About Elizabeth Seckman

Elizabeth divides her time between her beach cottage and her scrupulously clean house in the hills of West Virginia.
Ooops. That's fantasy Elizabeth. The real Elizabeth spends her days schlepping after her four boys (five if you count their father) and the assortment of pets they swore they'd take care of.

She does live in West Virginia; the house is clean when the mother-in-law visits; and she does have serious dreams of living at the beach.
Elizabeth is a Marshall University graduate with a degree in counseling. This has proven very beneficial when dealing with the make-believe friends she hangs out with all day (she calls this 'writing').
Follow her blog at: http://www.eseckman.blogspot.com

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Monday, June 18, 2012 | By: Joann H. Buchanan

Corey Mariani Blog Tour

This is the Corey Mariani blog tour event. Check out the latest information about him and enter the giveaway for his amazing book! Share the tour with your friends and meet a new writer.


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 List of blogs hosting

Parish The Word 

Faellin Angels Realm

Vampyre Kisses 

The Eclectic Artist Cave 

Use Your Words


The Reading Pile