Avid Readers and Book Bloggers … Author, Joe Siccardi’s Holiday Sale Book Blog Tour Begins Dec. 9th thru Dec. 13th By Enticing Journey and Here Is All You Need To Know!

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WELCOME READERS, BOOK BLOGGERS, BOOK REVIEWERS, and NEW VISITORS! 
New Book Holiday Virtual Book Blog and Sale Tour For Joe Siccardi, Author.

Here are the details and be “In The Know” for this Fabulous Book Tour for Joe… The CAT will be hosting Joe Siccardi on DEC. 13th 2019, so be sure to come and visit for a SPECIAL AUTHOR INTERVIEW and all about “My Name Is Sam …and Heaven Is Still Shining Through.” 

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Title: My Name is Sam… And Heaven is Still Shining Through
Author: Joe Siccardi
Genre: Christian-themed fictional memoir
Release Date: August 25, 2019
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48571962-my-name-is-sam-and-heaven-is-still-shining-through

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Blurb:

Sit down with a cup of coffee or a nice wine and visit with Sam as she shares a lifetime of memories in this new Christian-themed fictional memoir. My Name Is Sam … and Heaven Is Still Shining Through is a follow-up to the breakout novella, Heaven Shining Through. It introduces Sam (Samantha), her family and friends in more detail than the original, and picks up where the novella left off.

I hope readers get to know Sam as a friend, a life long friend. Share her life … complete with some drama, some humor, some heart tugs. Just a free-willed suburban Jersey girl trying to figure out this journey called life with the presence of God in her ordinary life as the underlying theme.

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Author Bio:
Joe Siccardi has been an editorial writer, editor, and publisher for 52 years and posts much wisdom on his Blog: Father Says, One Dads Thoughts …  As he states, “I’m the ordinary Joe walking along this journey called life and sharing it with you!” He is the proud father of five children, 18 grandchildren, and four great-granddaughters. He currently lives in Dover-Foxcroft, ME, afterlife experiences in Paterson, Totowa, Ogdensburg and Newton, NJ; Belvidere, IL; Toledo, OH; Washington, DC; Laurel, MD; and Seneca Falls and Willard (Romulus), NY.

He has written three books, My Name Is Sam … and Heaven Is Still Shining Through, an expansion of his novella, Heaven Shining Through, and the nonfiction Wisdom From a Father … one ad’s thoughts on life, a collection of short stories culled and updated from the blog of the same name.

Connect With Joe On Social Media Links:
Amazon Author Page
Official Author Website
GOODREADS Author
FACEBOOK
TWITTER

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DAY TWO BLOG HOP STOPS:

 


Dec. 11th and 12th,  2019

A Little Book Love — aliciafreeman40.wordpress.com/ and facebook.com/aliciareadsblog/

Beyond the Covers Blog Carrie — beyondthecoversblog.blogspot.com and facebook.com/BTCBlogs/

Book rampage — facebook.com/Bookrampage/

Books and Choccies Na — facebook.com/booksandchoccies/

Bourbon, Bikes, and Books — bourbonbikesandbooks.blog and facebook.com/bourbonbikesandbooks/

cheekypee reads and reviews, Philomena — cheekypeereadsandreviews.blogspot.co.uk/ and facebook.com/cheekypeepimpsyourbooks/

Ever Growing Book Obsession — facebook.com/evergrowingbookobsession/

Laura Lu’s Book Reviews — lauralusbookreviews.blogspot.com/

Mabkenyie Reads — mabkenyiebibliophile.wordpress.com and facebook.com/mabkenyiereads/

Nerdy Dirty & Flirty, Jessica — nerdydirtyandflirty.blogspot.com/ and facebook.com/nerdydirtyandflirty

Readers World Book Haven, Julie — facebook.com/readers.worldbookhaven/

Sassy Southern Book Blog — sassysouthernbook.blogspot.de and facebook.com/sassysouthernbookblog/

Sparklin Reads — facebook.com/sparklinreadsreviewernblog/ and facebook.com/consuelo.marron

TBR Book Blog — tbrbookblog.com and facebook.com/TBRBookBlog/

The Broke Book Lover — theoliviaelizalde.wordpress.com/blog/

Wonder Tre Reads — facebook.com/WTReads/

Dec. 12

AJ Book Remarks — ajbookremarks.com/ and facebook.com/AJsbookremarks

Ayala&book — facebook.com/Ayalabook-111596780240639/ and facebook.com/ayala.neaman

Book Boyfriend Kidnappers, Anonymous, Katie S. — krosarioatc.wixsite.com/bbkablog and facebook.com/Bookboyfriendkidnappers/

Bookhookers book blog — bookhookersbookblog.blogspot.com and facebook.com/BookHookersBookblog/

books4life from Liverpool — facebook.com/books4lifefromLiverpool/

Cassie’s Book Addicts — cassiesbookaddicts.blogspot.com and amazon.com/gp/profile/amzn1.account.AEHS443XTMNSX4TNW2YYLWND6FTQ/

Ebook Indulgence, Kat — facebook.com/Ebookindulgence/

Hope. Dreams. Life… Love, Elaine Cantrell — elainepcantrell.blogspot.com and twitter.com/ElaineCantrell

Jeri’s Book Attic — jerisbookattic.com and facebook.com/JerisBookAttic

K & R’s Dark Angels Book Blog — facebook.com/KrisDarkAngels/

Live Through Books Blog — livethrubooks.blogspot.com/ and facebook.com/LiveThroughBooksBlog/

Mom Reads to Escape Reality — momreadstoescapreality.blogspot.com/ and facebook.com/momblogger76/

OMGReads, Jessica — omgreads.com/blog/ and facebook.com/OMGReads/

Romance: Research and Analysis — romanceresearchanalysis.blogspot.com and twitter.com/SophiaTriad

Sinful Swag and Sass, Jill — facebook.com/Sinful-Swag-and-Sass-895702760492964/

Tasha Talks Books Blog — amazon.com/gp/profile/amzn1.account.AHLFA3XB23FH4VA32P3LQNWSZN3A/ and facebook.com/TASHATALKSBB/

Three Twisted Beauties — facebook.com/threetwistedbeautiesblog

 

FRIDAY THE 13th IS THE LAST DAY and CAT IS A Blog Host on FRIDAY!

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Special Spotlight Author Interview With Award-Winning Children’s Popular Author, Uncle Dave Howard. He Has Over 20+Books Now Published …

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Looking for some amazing and fun reads for your children this holiday season? Maybe have a “12 Nights of Holiday Reading” with all of Uncle Daves Books? Then wrap them up and place them under the Christmas Tree as kids love reading them over and over as they are colorful and have teachable little lessons in each one! But who IS Author, David Howard? How did he begin publishing beautiful children’s reads?

Most of that can be answered in Cat’s Spotlighted Post of Uncle Dave here a few weeks ago: “We Welcome Uncle Dave To Cat’s Reading Den”… And about his new book release too! All of his books are available now on Amazon.com, Kindle, and Barnes and Noble.

But recently he did an amazing “Author Interview” over at my friend Vinny who runs the Book Site Awesomegang! Now we can learn just what makes Uncle Dave so passionate about writing, drawing, and producing all his Fabulous Children’s Books…

**CAT**

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All About Uncle David Howard, Author

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
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I am an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. I was born with dyslexia, ADD, and autism. I graduated from the art institute of Pittsburgh with an associate degree and the California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors of fine arts. I have over a dozen books I have written, co-authored and illustrated.

I enjoy visiting schools around my state and speaking and sharing my books with the children and my story of overcoming disabilities and let children know they too can be or do anything when they open their minds to all possibilities and what I try to teach within my books.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
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“Green Pickle Juice.” My stepdaughter asked me one day, “Do you have any use for pickle juice?” This question stuck in my head for over five years and I finally put it all in a book!
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Do you have any unusual writing habits?
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Well, I write on anything. I have written on recites, napkins, cardboard boxes. When an idea hits? I write it down fast!

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What authors, or books have influenced you?
Stephen king. Believe it or not. I loved his worlds, and of course, I love Dr. Seuss with his classic children’s books and rhymes.

What are you working on now?
Many things. Maybe another bible story, or Christmas story and a combination of both of course.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I use Facebook. I also use a Secret Cat! Lol.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
The three R’s!, read, write, research. Writers write, and writers must-read. Ask yourself questions. Who, what, when, where, why, and what if? Never stop asking yourself questions.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“Don’t aim low, always aim high, I’ll tell you why. Aim for the moon and the stars, even if you miss, you’ll land on mars.” This is from my book: ‘Why can’t I fly’ by me, Uncle Dave.

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What are you reading now?
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
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What’s next for you as a writer?
Writing because writers write right? Also, I am operating a brick and mortar store where I will be teaching writing, stained glass, and painting.
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If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
The Bible, The Chronicles of Narnia


Readers can connect with me on Social Media Below! I hope moms, dads, grandparents, and mommy bloggers will stop by my Official Amazon Author Page of  Uncle Daves Books and choose all my Children’s Books for their child this Holiday Season …

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Author Websites and Profiles

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David Howard’s Social Media Links

Goodreads Profile
Facebook Profile
Twitter Account
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Holiday Book Blog Tour Coming For “My Name Is Sam” by Author, Joe Siccardi Hosted by Enticing Journey Book Tours and Sponsored by Cat Lyon’s Reading Den. Tour Schedule Too!

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The Holiday Season is here and what a way to present a new release at holiday gift-giving season of a 5-STAR READ than to go on a Virtual Book Blog Tour! That is what best-selling Author, Joe Siccardi is doing for his new release of “My Name Is Sam …and Heaven Is Still Shining Through” an amazing fictional memoir that will surely warm your heart.

Hosted by the fabulous ladies of “Enticing Journey Book Tours” who do a fantastic job at putting on Virtual Book Blog Tours of all kinds of genres, I have no doubt they will present Mr. Siccardi’s new book in an interesting and unique way.

And? If you have a book blog and would like to be a Blog Host? There is still time to Sign Up by clicking here to go to Enticing Journey Book Tour – Joe Siccardi and fill out the form to host and be part of the fun!

READERS MAY Click on it too and get all the DETAILS and read the book blurb to be ready to visit the many amazing Book Bloggers who are Hosting! As Cat will be hosting on the last day of Joe’s tour on December 13th, 2019 with a Special Author Interview with Joe and much more! Here is a little more about the tour and I hope my book blogger friends will sign up and join all the Literary Fun will have!  SEE THE LIST of BLOG HOSTS and LINKS Below!   ~Cat Lyon

 

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Sit down with a cup of coffee or a nice wine and visit with Sam as she shares a lifetime of memories in this new Christian-themed fictional memoir. My Name Is Sam … and Heaven Is Still Shining Through is a follow-up to the breakout novella, Heaven Shining Through.

It introduces Sam (Samantha), her family and friends in more detail than the original, and picks up where the novella left off. I hope readers get to know Sam as a friend, a life long friend. Share her life … complete with some drama, some humor, some heart tugs. Just a free-willed suburban Jersey girl trying to figure out this journey called life with the presence of God in her ordinary life as the underlying theme for this new release…

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**REVIEWS ALREADY IN On AMAZON**

 

December 1, 2019, ~ 5-STARS!

 

Format: Paperback/Verified Purchase

 

 

 

Sending Out *Happy Thanksgiving Blessings and Wishes* to All My Readers, Bloggers, Author Pals, and Visitors …

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**WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY AND BLESSED THANKSGIVING**

Here are some E-books on SALE NOW on Amazon Kindle!

BY Joe Siccardi ~ https://www.amazon.com/Joe-Siccardi/e/B07F16N9RS/
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HAVE FUN HOLIDAY READING FRIENDS! **CAT**

Cat Welcomes Our Newest Author To The Reading Den Family. Meet Uncle Dave Howard and His Fun Teachable Children’s Books. He’s Our New Unique and Special Friend At The Den!

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Cat is excited and honored to welcome our newest amazing author to “Lyon Media Services and who Cat will be representing and promoting everywhere and here at Cat Lyon’s Reading Den.”

Meet Author, Dave Howard! Dave “is the man” behind many beautiful and fun children’s books he has published and illustrated.

Uncle Dave and his books are well-known around the great state of PA., aka, known as Uncle Daves Books. He is a special and unique seasoned writer,  illustrator, and publisher of a large array of his children’s titles. Some are his own and some with other co-authors. He is unique in the fact that he is autistic and keeps this in mind when writing and illustrating all of his children’s books with bright colorful images and funny characters and each one has a “teachable lesson” between the pages.

His goal is to help open the minds and imaginations of children, but especially those who may have disabilities or challenges as he had growing up as a child. Uncle Dave wants his books to be fun tools to open the door to any child’s imagination and inspire them. Learn to know they can be or anything they set their little minds to know in their world, “All Things Are Possible!”

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Uncle Daves’ Books always bring loads of joy, fun, vibrant pictures and characters to children when he visits and speaks at many schools around his state and nationally.

And? Now that the holidays are around the corner, parents, and grandparents can purchase all of Daves Books as great gift ideas for your “Tots” and feel good when purchasing as several of them Uncle Dave donates a $1.00 back to S.I.D.S. research, education, and prevention.

Here now is an amazing write-up all about Uncle Dave Howard that shares his backstory about how Dave has gotten to where he is today posted and courtesy of his website of  “Uncle Daves Books” and written by L. Scott Pishko.

Uncle Daves’ website is a must-visit for parents, mommy-bloggers, and grandparents to see all his books available for your “little ones” and all the amazing Book Awards his books have won!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~ By L. Scott Pishko:

Dave Howard: Learning The Hard Way

 

Inventive, determined, inspiring.

 

Award-winning local children’s author, David Howard could be considered all of these and more. Born on an unusually hot spring day in 1974, Dave M. Howard came into the world and before long he was struggling to see what the world had to offer. He was prescribed glasses at age four and his world changed from a fuzzy, confused world to a world that was clear, but somehow still confusing. His humor was an outlet as he asked such questions as “Wow, is that what aunt Verna looks like?” and “Is that what grass looks like?”. Dave was soft-spoken, but an easy-going child who took to art and storytelling as an escape from the world of restrictions to a world where he could become a superhero, dragon or whatever his imagination put on paper.

Once Dave started school, he had trouble reading and writing and was placed into a special class that catered to children with learning disabilities. What the school did not know was, he had A.D.D. (attention deficit disorder) Asperger’s and dyslexia. The combination of disabilities and attending the special classes at school left him open to harassment and bullying by other students within the confines of his personal prison. The walls closed in around him as he knew he was too smart for these classes, yet couldn’t pass the mainstream curriculum presented to him. Dave’s hindrance was he couldn’t spell correctly because as he puts it “ I would get things backward in my mind”.

“His life was about to change with a gift from Father Christmas himself, Santa Claus.”

Every kid, young and old alike, anticipates Christmas. That magical holiday where anything can happen and dreams come true. This was especially true for young Dave Howard in junior high school. He trudged down the stairs to find many glossy wrapped presents with bows and strings. The sparkle of the Christmas tree reflecting from young Dave’s eyes as he tears into the first few presents.

With Christmas music playing in the background, he thinks he’s finished when his dad states“  “There is one more present left, check it out.” He pointed out a white envelope nestled in the tree. Dave opened it and saw a clipping of a word processor. “where is it?” Dave asked. His dad pulled the processor from the back of the couch and handed it to the youngster. Dave opened what would become the catalyst to open up his confidence as a storyteller and creator of children’s books.

This machine turns his imperfections into a workable palate, a clean slate to turn into whatever he wants it to become. This machine was a word processor. This word processor had spell-check and became the answer to all of Dave’s creative prayers. He was able to use this machine to do his homework and as Dave said: “It opened a new avenue to my world and it was one of the most influential presents I received”.

Before that point in his life, the only artistic thing he did was draw and paint. He began to create new worlds and stories, as he puts it “The stories just flew off the top of my head and on to the keyboard”. He says this with a smile and not a little relief. By the time he graduated from Ringgold High School in 1992, Dave had produced stories in many genres including westerns, science fiction, horror and his current work, children’s stories.

With his newfound confidence and with amazing talent to tell a story he traveled to Pittsburgh, PA to attend the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. While attending the school, he found a love for the editing program Photoshop, which he will continuously use for his illustrations for his books in the future. After he graduated with an associate’s degree in Visual Communications in 1995, he looked for several jobs, but they kept telling him he needed job experience; even though no one would give him a job to obtain that experience.

Frustrated, Dave then attended the California University of PA and joined every creative class he could. He excelled in classes such as illustration, stained glass, sculpture, printmaking, and pottery – not bad for a guy who was “learning disabled.”  All was going well for Dave and then the first tragedy in his life would strike as he was just building his confidence as an artist. His best friend committed suicide in April 1999 and send him into a downward spiral that would take a long time to pull himself out of.

In 2009, his niece was pregnant with her daughter and was celebrating by having a baby shower. Dave remembered he had a poem about a dog set aside and he thought that would be a cool present to give to her. The more he thought, the more he wanted to turn it into a children’s storybook for her baby shower. The book was a big hit and was appreciated very much giving Dave a shot in the arm to continue his talented storytelling.

Sadly, his great-niece passed away from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (S.I.D.S.) when she was two months old. In an effort to cope with the loss, Dave put his nose to the grindstone and rewrote the book that became “Lady’s Day To Play”. The book became a talisman for Dave and he dedicated the book to his great-niece and donates a portion of the sales of his books to S.I.D.S. research. Once Dave regained focus he became driven to create more and more stories.

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After “Lady’s Day To Play” he wrote numerous books. He produced “Mouse In The House”, “Baby Ben Did It Again”, “ The Cloud That Couldn’t Cry”, “Sandy Claus the Christmas Cat”, and he published “Morgan To The Rescue!” written and illustrated by Morgan Barnes. He also illustrated “Legend of Rain Day” for Isabel Linnie Fox.

Affectionately known as “Uncle Dave”, he tours local schools, libraries, festivals, and universities reading to the masses and giving children advice on how they can create books from their imagination. Uncle Dave was reading at Monongahela Library when a woman walked up to him afterward crying. He remembered her quickly; she was his Learning Disability teacher from high school. She was so proud he persevered and overcame his disabilities.

Recently, Uncle Dave Howard read at the Barnes & Noble store in West Virginia and is making progress on his next volume of books including a Halloween book and rewriting his Christmas book “Sandy Claus the Christmas Cat.” He also was featured on the Waynesburg University television program “Greene Room” and was a finalist in the Best Books Awards for Children’s picture book softcover fiction.

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Wow … That is some backstory, RIGHT?
Who doesn’t admire and be inspired by an amazing guy who has made his “personal best,” goals, and dreams come true and turn it into a professional business of “Uncle Dave Howard’s Books” all for the love of kids who may also have the same disabilities and challenges as he has or has overcome? I feel GOD had his hand in this one!

Uncle Dave has gone on to write, illustrate, and publish more books since this write-up and his books are growing notoriety nationally with winning more Book Awards! (See bottom of this post) …

AND? He has a brand New Book Released just in time for the holiday gift-giving for your “little ones” titled; “Green Pickle Juice!”

I’m sure your kids know what ‘Pickle Juice’ can be used for? But the CAT will give you a HINT? #Ghostbusters! Lol.! Now available now as a paperback on “click here on Amazon”


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“Do You Have Any Use for Green Pickle Juice? You will learn the answer to this question and more in this fun, silly tale.”

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What more fabulous things can CAT share with about Uncle Dave Howard? Where you and your “TOTS” can connect with him through Social Media and go grab all his books for your little tots for Christmas as they also make great stocking stuffers too! “-)  **Cat**

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Connect With Uncle Dave:

Official Author Website: “Uncle Dave Howard Children’s Books”
Uncle Dave on “Twitter”
Uncle Dave on  “Facebook”
Author Profile & Books on “AMAZON”
Uncle Dave is on  “INSTAGRAM”
And Uncle Dave’s Books for Parents on “LinkedIn”

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Uncle Dave Howard Books Win AWARDS! 

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Readers’ Favorite – Five Stars

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International Book Awards Winner

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USA Best Books Award

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Mom’s Choice Award . . .

“KEEP READING FRIENDS!!”

***CAT***

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Cat’s Review: The Watchful Dead: A Tale of Old Hastur (A Ring Gargery Thriller) By Author, Joe Pawlowski ~ 4 Stars…

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READERS:


‘The Watchful Dead: A Tale of Old Hastur (A Ring Gargery Thriller)’

 

 

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Amazon BOOK INFO:

Series:
 A Ring Gargery Thriller (Book 1)
Publisher: Glint Media (January 12, 2019)
ISBN-10: 1733610812
Paperback: 199 pages  – Kindle Length: 201 pages
Available For Kindle Unlimited Membership
Genre:  Gothic FictionHorror Literature & Fiction,  

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Within the shadowy walls of ancient Hastur, reality and illusion walk hand in hand.

A 12-year-old boy housebound all his life, a conjure woman who talks to the dead, an evil slave trader driven ruthless by greed and a war hero whose greatest battles take place in his own mind: all are about to have their lives shaken to the core by powerful forces from beyond the grave.

A tale of murder, magic, and madness, The Watchful Dead is a nightmare blend of gothic traditionalism, magical realism and dark fantasy that will haunt you long after you turn its final page.

Readers are calling The Watchful Dead “a ride right off the bat” and “nicely written, with a lyrical quality that kept me turning virtual pages,” and the author “possesses the talents of a classic great writer.”

The Horror Fiction Review says, “All in all, it’s a gutsy, ambitious, skillful exploration of cosmic/epic dark fantasy that brings something new to both facets of the genres.”

 
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

New Author, Joe Pawlowski is a retired journalist living in the Twin Cities of the great state of Minnesota with his wife, Debbie, and rescue dog, Lucy. Besides reading and writing, he enjoys music, movies and socializing with his many friends…

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CAT’S BOOK REVIEW and RATING: Solid 4- STARS

Hauntingly Dark and Mysterious … Is The Watchful Dead

I will start by being transparent as this is not my normal genre of choice. I am also not a spoiler of any books. And, when I first read Mr. Pawlowski’s book title, my first thought was “Pirates”… far from it!

However, what a real ebook page-turner from the first few pages. A little too “gothic” for my taste, but this read had all the elements of dark thrilling mysterious suspense that holds your attention and keeps you deep within the pages and storyline.

Exceptionally written with unearthly characters, an end you really don’t see coming, and as a writer, I have no clue how this author kept up with all that goes on with Ring’s deeply disturbing and dysfunctional family and the full storyline unfolds.

And Oh the twisty weaves of dark magic, ghostly characters who passed on, fantasy and so much more within this great read.

I would suggest it to those who do enjoy a darker gothic thrill ride!
Definitely worth the read.

~Cat Lyon’s Reading and Writing Den by Author, Catherine Lyon

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You can purchase with Amazon Direct Links Below!

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Cat Welcomes Author, Rusty Blackwood and Her Release of “The Perils of Autumn”…A Goddess Fish Virtual Book Blast Tour & Interview With Rusty.

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WELCOME READERS, BLOG HOSTS & ROMANCE FANS to Cat Lyon’s Reading Den!

 

CAT Will Be Your Host and I AM Happy To Be Hosting Author, Ms. Rusty Blackwood and Along With The Ladies of GODDESS FISH PROMOTIONS & Blog Tours!

 

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Cat’s presentation is part of a virtual book tour organized by
Goddess Fish Promotions. Ms. Rusty Blackwood will be awarding an inscribed and autographed softcover copy of “The Perils of Autumn” to be given to three randomly drawn winners (US/Canada only) via a raffle-copter giveaway during this tour. Since today is the last of the tour, listed below are the other Blog Hosts and Stops for today and hope you’ll stop by all of them . . .

 

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FRIDAY BLOG STOPS and HOSTS ~ November 22nd

1.) ME! SPECIAL AUTHOR Interview!
Cat Lyon’s Reading and Writing Den
2.)   Locks, Hooks and Books
3.)   Welcome to My World of Dreams
4.)   Readeropolis
5.)   Kristal Dawn Harris
6.)  Wendi zwaduk – romance to make your heart race

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About The Book ~ ‘The Perils of Autumn’

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From the author of the riveting romantic fiction drama, Passions in Paris: Revelations of a Lost Diary, and the celebrated, 5-star award-winning romantic fiction drama, Willow’s Walk, comes the intense romantic drama, The Perils of Autumn.

This page-turner, set primarily in the early 1970s, centers on a young Kentucky woman, Autumn Leeves, born in 1946 to Abigail Leeves, an unwed mother who struggles to make ends meet. By 1970, Autumn graduated nursing school and is sent on assignment by the local hospital to care for the terminally-ill wife of middle-aged English equestrian master, Cyril Landon, owner of Landon Lawns Stables, a most successful thoroughbred racing stable located just outside Lexington, Kentucky in a posh community known as The Meadows.

Duff Taylor, a world-renown jockey who is tops in his field, lives full-time above the tack room at Landon Lawns and enjoys the many benefits it brings, but he also has a dark secret surrounding an unsolved racing incident from his past that he will go to any length to protect.

Autumn arrives at Landon Manor in time to be thrown into the fray and finds herself caught in the ongoing disruption that ensues . . .

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WHO IS THIS BEST-SELLING ROMANCE AUTHOR?

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Top ranking romantic fiction author Rusty Blackwood,
who chose her plume de nom by combining the colour of her russet hair with her husband’s great, great, Scottish grandmother’s maiden name, was born in St.Thomas, Ontario, Canada on October 5th, and grew up on her paternal grandfather’s farm in the County of Elgin, located in the south-western portion of the province of Ontario.

She acquired her love of literature while still in elementary school where she entered her original compositions into county fairs, school contests, and whatever venue allowed participants in the writing field. She has carried that love ever since and has put it to use many times since becoming a professional writer in 2001.

From the time of youth she has loved the Arts in their many unique forms, she is a graduate with honors in Interior Decorating & Design. She spent many years on the south-western Ontario stage performing with her family’s country music band: The Midnight Ramblers, followed by the country – rock – blues band: ‘MIRAGE’ as an accomplished vocalist, bassist, and rhythm guitarist. She now resides in the cultural city of St. Catharines, Ontario.

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**RUSTY IS CELEBRATING HER BOOK BLOG TOUR WITH A HOLIDAY E-BOOK SALE Of “Willow’s Walk!**

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Author Rusty Blackwood

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**A Special Personal In-depth Author Interview With Rusty Blackwood**


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Tell Readers and Visitors A Little About Yourself?

I grew up during the 1950s on my paternal grandfather’s farm in rural south-western Ontario, Canada. My loving parents are gone now, and I miss them every day, but I still have my brother. I am the proud mom of two wonderful sons, and a loving grandmother to three beautiful granddaughters and one handsome grandson. I am also a great grandmother – or G-G – as I am known to my delightful great-grandson.

I have always loved to write. This adoration for English composition began in grade school and carried into my adult years. Though I am unprofessionally trained in the field of writing, I have always possessed the uncanny ability of unique expression in stories that could grasp the heart of the reader. I am an Interior Decorator by trade and owned and operated a residential home service for twenty-eight years before retiring from that field. My writing venture began in 2001 when I became a serious writer with the intent on seeing where it could possibly take me. Over the years I have written an assortment of both contemporary and traditional poetry, and from this, I put together my first collection under the title, Feelings: A Rhythmic Journey in Thought which I self-published in 2009.

This was followed in 2010 with my first collection of children’s short stories, titled, Young Minds. This collection was based on my own childhood as well as stories I wrote for my grandchildren. In 2010 I published the first part of the original two-part Passion in Paris that I began writing in 2001. This two-part romantic fiction drama was short-lived. It was not the way I had envisioned my first venture into this genre to be nor the publishing of it, and because of this the end result was inept, so I took it off the market until I could revise it into my original concept, that of which I finally brought to fruition in 818 pages, 4-star-Amazon awarded, romantic fiction drama, Passions in Paris: Revelations of a Lost Diary, which I released in 2013. Leading up to this, I published a new poetry collection entitled, Impressions which I released in 2011. I followed this with a revised children’s short story collection containing previously published stories including those written for my grandchildren, plus additional new stories under the title, Through the Eyes of Innocence.

 

This was followed in 2012 by the comedy short, The Misadventures of Derwood Tugbottom. This was followed in 2015 by the 5-star-award-winning romantic fiction drama, Willow’s Walk. In 2017, I followed that novel with the second in the Derwood Tugbottom comedy series, titled, Derwood Returns. Since the beginning of 2019, I have released two titles, Derwood Goes Caribbean, the third installment in my ongoing Derwood comedy series, and my newest novel, The Perils of Autumn, another 5-star-award-winning romantic fiction drama which was just chosen finalist by America Book Fest for the romance category.  I love animals, horses in particular, as you will see within the pages of this new novel. I very much enjoy walks in nature, art, music, and spending quality time with family, and friends.

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What inspires you to write?

I can find inspiration in many places: the way a sunset appears, ripples on a pond, trees swaying in the breeze, a memory that touches my heart with happiness, or sadness, life experiences that I have endured as well as grown from, and finally, the love of expression through the written word.

Tell us about your writing process…

I suppose if I were to choose between being an ‘out-liner’ or ‘seat of the pants’ writer, I would have to say a bit of both. I choose to create my characters first and then create the scenarios I wish to immerse them into. I don’t block a book, but I do outline the story through key points and try to stay within the guidelines. However, characters often have an uncanny way of deciding where they are going, what they are going to say, and how those around them will react.

I also enjoy this pleasant distraction because I have found through the experience of listening to my characters, I create a much more interesting story than simply creating a cut and dry page after page journey that has no depth or color. I have sketched my characters in the past, in fact, I did for Passions in Paris: Revelations of a Lost Diary. There are multiple characters in the story that interacts with the two protagonists, and I found that by sketching them in the way my mind’s eye perceived them to be, helped greatly to increase their impact in the story. What I have mentioned works for me. I believe any writer must find what best works for them in order for their story to blossom and flourish.

For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
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Yes, I listen to them very much as well as converse with them as we go along. A writer can create an interesting storyline, yet if they don’t listen to their character’s voice, their personality, or their perception of where you are taking them, then you may end up having written a story that is both uninteresting, or a story that has no substance. Many of my characters that I’ve created over the course of time that I’ve been writing, I would love to meet, if they actually existed, and a few I would hope to never meet.

What advice would you give other writers?
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First and foremost, write what you know. There is nothing more discouraging or upsetting than to undertake a subject that you know nothing, or little about, and make it both entertaining and legible to the reader. Often writers draw from life experiences, I do, for there is no better research than what you have experienced first hand. But when you are very young, you have yet to have much experience to draw from, therefore research everything thoroughly.
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I believe this suggestion could be taken by any writer, seasoned or not, but if you write about things you know about, you will find your finished piece a polished, fine offering for the eyes of any reader that chooses your title. Critique is a large portion of writing; it is not always kind, and you must learn to take from that what you can and apply it to your craft.
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Do not expect that your first, even second or third title, will be an instant success. It may or may not happen, but if you love to write, have a passion to write, then you will find a way to stick with it. It can be a very long, drawn-out process. Finally, do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. Only you know the muse inside you, so let it speak to you, and have fun.

How did you decide how to publish your books?
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I wrote for many years before I decided to publish any of it. I researched both standard and self-publishing methods for quite some time, weighed the plus and minus, and decided to choose self-publishing. The main reason for this, was because I refuse to sign away my rights and directions of my work in return for a publishing contract. If you sign with a standard publisher you must sign over your rights to them, who can then take your work, alter it however they wish, and you have no say yet your name is still on the cover.
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The contents between the front and back cover are what you as the writer are judged upon, and I was not going to accept that in order to have a contract with a standard house. Self-publishing is not an easy road either. The entire cost falls on your shoulders but at least you retain direction and rights of your work. There could be hidden costs, so be aware of them. Marketing is always a difficult area, yet an author with a standard house today must still do the majority of marketing themselves.
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It definitely is a plus to have someone who can do this for you, that is unless you are savvy in that area. Be sure to thoroughly research self-publishing companies – there are many of them – some good – some not so good. Read their reviews, for it is there that your choice will be made. Don’t be afraid to question those who have experienced different companies, and though you must choose for yourself, the answers you receive may help greatly in choosing wisely.

What do you think about the future of book publishing?
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It differs greatly than it once did, however, I feel there will always be a need for it, standard, or self-publishing. Many readers choose Kindle, Kobo, Nook, etc, etc, but fully as many still enjoy the feel of a new book in their hands.

Purchasing books online is popular, but through the bookstore events that I do, I have yet to see a decline in books lining the shelves. In order for there to be physical books, there needs to be publishers – standard or self – to make this happen.

What genres do you write?:
Romance Drama Suspense Comedy Children Short stories, and Poetry.

 

What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print.

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WHERE CAN READERS and BLOGGERS CONNECT WITH YOU?

 

Official Author Website: https://www.rusty-blackwood.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4067877.Rusty_Blackwood
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/writerrusty/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rusty_blackwood
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rusty-blackwood-1223513a/
Book Bub Author: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/rusty-blackwood-93610ada-5182-429c-93e3-b42d527eb545

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CAT’S EXCERPT ~ THE PERILS of AUTUMN 

“Cat read it, loved it, and gave it 5-STARS on Amazon! WHY? ‘The Perils of Autumn’ is a 2019 International Book Awards Finalist in Romance and just recently chosen a Gold Finalist in Romance given by American Book Fest along with being a 5-star winning novel. If you love reading romantic suspense? This is the ONE!

PS…Don’t forget to leave a little Review too!”


Now Available On Amazon Everywhere!

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2MuAoN5
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2QVhIou
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2Xx27Oj
Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2IEmUJR

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GIVEAWAY ENTRY!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

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Also, just for the Holidays, an Ebook SALE is happening at the same time as “The Perils of Autumn” Tour for her romance title; “Willow’s Walk” now for only .99 cents! Cat sure appreciates all the visitor’s and I hope you enjoyed my presentation and hosting for Author, Rusty Blackwood … Keep Reading Friends!

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