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February 2015 Treasure Hunt for The Booktrap

Published February 26, 2015 by paulandpaulasbooks

only a couple more days to gather all the clues

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The Booktrap is celebrating its 1st birthday anniversary and we are inviting you all to take part in a Treasure Hunt for a chance to win books by our wonderful authors. The winners will be announced on 28th February.

Instructions: Visit the following websites and find the answers to the questions below. Once you have gathered all the information, email your answers to thebooktrap@gmail.com along with your name.
Only the people who have sent all the answers will be eligible to enter the draw at the end of the month.  Here is the link to the 13 sites to be visited: http://thebooktrap.weebly.com/forum.html#/20150201/treasure-hunt-4535002/

jumpstart – my website is http://www.pshene.webs.com/  The question:  Why did I write Mandy the Alpha Dog?

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Jesamine James – GIVEAWAY of Scrag up the Hill Backwards

Published February 24, 2015 by paulandpaulasbooks

Scrag - Up the Hill BackwardsI’ve read Janine, Eggs and Lemons, enjoying it immensely but have had little time to go back and grab more books by Jesamine James.  She now has a giveaway of her book, for the British readers,  Scrag – Up the Hill Backwards, in printed form, over at Goodreads.

I was reluctant to read Scrag – Up the Hill Backwards because it deals with paedophilia and as a victim, I do not seek out reading of other victims.  However, since I’ve been drawn back to her writing, I read and was impressed and comforted by the reviews on Scrag – Up the Hill Backwards and decided to give it a go.  I am so captured by her account I decided to offer a sister giveaway of THREE FREE EBOOK COPIES, regardless of demographics.

Here is a shorter version of her biography:  Jesamine James began writing following an interview with the police. She was asked to write down all the events over a ten year span of her childhood to assist the compiling of a witness statement. What started out as a book of notes, slowly over a few years, became her bestselling novel ‘Scrag – Up the Hill Backwards’.

On realising she had a talent for writing, and in a bid to put the past behind her, Jesamine took a new route and published ‘The Krankies Go Dogging’ a farcical, humorous novel with an optimistic message. A bizarre novella/play soon followed:  Janine, Eggs and Lemons.

Realising she was virtually non-genre specific, and with the freedom to write whatever she wants, Jesamine is working on manuscripts which don’t fit in boxes, making her work unique and refreshing.

Scrag – Up the Hill Backwards is her biography and her overcoming.  A must read ~ have a look at some reviews:

A cautionary tale – Stella: What can a young girl do when her mom decides to leave her in the care of a human monster? What if the girl tries to warn her mom about the monster, and her mom turns a deaf ear and marries him anyway — then proceeds to overlook the blatant signs of his abuse?

I like that this book avoids detailing her step-father’s crimes; it is easy enough to read between the lines. Instead, the focus is on its devastating effect on her life. This true story should make single moms think about who they are bringing home to live with their child/children. It would be far better to raise a child alone than to subject them to this.

A genre changer – Closer to 100: Before I read Up the Hill Backwards, I would have never considered a book like this. I was strictly an action/suspense guy with the occasional scify/fantasy (but only if recommended).

I stumbled on this book through a recommendation and it has changed the way I shop for something to read. Jesamine James does such an incredible job of keeping the reader interested in reading that I was blown away. I couldn’t put down my Kindle.

It is a rough subject, but you will be encouraged in the end when you see how the Main Character, Marie, endures her torture with a strong and defiant spirit that should teach us all how easy we have life and that defeat is only a state of mind.

This is only two of the many positive reviews

The author gave me her okay to have a giveaway on my site – to win a copy, leave your name, contact information and a comment which will be kept confidential and used only as a tool to pick names at random.  CONTEST will run until the end of February, so you have only FIVE DAYS to leave your name and comment to win an eBook copy of Scrag – Up the Hill Backwards.Scrag - Up the Hill Backwards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See also https://paulandpaulasbooks.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/february-2015-treasure-hunt-for-the-booktrap/

Thomas Duder ~ Internuggetathon

Published February 13, 2015 by paulandpaulasbooks

help a friend

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A plea from a friend ~

I am Thomas Duder, Author of the Things. Some of you know me, some of you don’t.

I know I don’t usually do such a thing as this, but I am begging for your aid in an endeavor of mine.

The Internuggetathon 3.0: Third Strike, the event that supports my fundraiser Project 6: The Next Frontier.

Internuggetathon – https://www.facebook.com/events/1420958041530863/

Project 6 – http://igg.me/at/theproject6

Why am I doin’ this? ‘Cuz I finally found a publicist and need funds for her, my editor, and…well, actually that’s the two main reasons for the fundraiser.

Now I am between jobs, which is exactly why I can’t just pay ’em on my own, but even with my old job I wouldn’t’ve been able to afford it. Sucks bein’ working poor, yo. colonthree emoticon And apparently I’ve been closer to the edge than I’d like to ever consider the past…

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Thomas Duder ~ Internuggetathon

Published February 13, 2015 by paulandpaulasbooks

tHOMAS dUDER internuggen pix

 

A plea from a friend ~

I am Thomas Duder, Author of the Things. Some of you know me, some of you don’t.

I know I don’t usually do such a thing as this, but I am begging for your aid in an endeavor of mine.

The Internuggetathon 3.0: Third Strike, the event that supports my fundraiser Project 6: The Next Frontier.

Internuggetathon – https://www.facebook.com/events/1420958041530863/

Project 6 – http://igg.me/at/theproject6

Why am I doin’ this? ‘Cuz I finally found a publicist and need funds for her, my editor, and…well, actually that’s the two main reasons for the fundraiser.

Now I am between jobs, which is exactly why I can’t just pay ’em on my own, but even with my old job I wouldn’t’ve been able to afford it. Sucks bein’ working poor, yo. colonthree emoticon And apparently I’ve been closer to the edge than I’d like to ever consider the past two years….

Anyway, anyway~! What do I need from youse guys? Yer pro’lly thinking money, but nope – what I need, more than ever, is exposure.

I need to get those numbers UP!

I’d like for you all to join, directly invite people you think are willing to join in and are, in turn, willing to invite others.

Right now I’m at 6.6k invited (which is the highest I’ve ever reached), but at only 186 going/56 maybes, that’s nowhere near the amount I need to get active, especially once the fundraiser goes truly live (right now it’s just in “pre build” mode – gettin’ the crowd goin’ is part of the job) and I switch from “build” to “donate” mode.

Anyway, if you WANT to donate, be my guest – a buck goes a long way, trust me! But, more importantly, I need help.

So do please join! Join, if you need to be hosted ask and you’ll get it, and (above all) get others to join in as well.

Post it to your groups! Pin it on your pages! Get others to do so as well!

~Thomas Duder, Humbly (Yet Lengthily) Asking For Help

February 2015 Treasure Hunt for The Booktrap

Published February 11, 2015 by paulandpaulasbooks

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The Booktrap is celebrating its 1st birthday anniversary and we are inviting you all to take part in a Treasure Hunt for a chance to win books by our wonderful authors. The winners will be announced on 28th February.

Instructions: Visit the following websites and find the answers to the questions below. Once you have gathered all the information, email your answers to thebooktrap@gmail.com along with your name.
Only the people who have sent all the answers will be eligible to enter the draw at the end of the month.  Here is the link to the 13 sites to be visited: http://thebooktrap.weebly.com/forum.html#/20150201/treasure-hunt-4535002/

jumpstart – my website is http://www.pshene.webs.com/  The question:  Why did I write Mandy the Alpha Dog?

Hunter S. Jones & Jennifer Theriot

Published February 11, 2015 by paulandpaulasbooks

Deb Hunter new series picRecently several of my author friends have decided to team up giving their stories more of an edge.  When you start with enjoyable and putting into high gear, you move into dy-no-mite territory.

Right now, I’ll just introduce you to The FORTUNE Series.  

Soon, I’ll introduce you to two wonderful authors, the team authors of Fortune Brawling, book 2 in The FORTUNE Series

FORTUNE BRAWLING
The Story of Dallas Fortune.
(The Fortune Series, Story 2)
By
Hunter S. Jones
&
Jennifer Theriot
TAGLINE:
Two guitars. Two wild women. One crazy honky tonking night in Georgia. The Ace is high, and the Joker is always wild.
When Texas meets Tennessee, the end result spells T.R.O.U.B.L.E
BLURB:
In story two of The Fortune Series, we find the country musician Dallas Fortune in a tight spot. Guitar God, Billie Joe McAllister, has betrayed her once again. As if by magic, her BFF from Ft. Worth Texas, guitarist Jodie Marie Jennings, drives all night to come to her aid in a time of need.
What happens at Bud’s honky tonk in Trenton, Georgia should stay at Bud’s, but it doesn’t. What went wrong? Who gets in trouble and who gets revenge? Who are JD Fowler and Tom Vanderfleet? What does the best fairy godmother in Country Music history do to save the day this time around? These questions and more secrets are revealed in this adventurous, light hearted and fun contemporary novelette.
Guitars. Hillbilly Music. Nashville, Tennessee.
Fortune Brawling is the second story in The Fortune Series. Set in contemporary Nashville and the surrounding rural areas. The series chronicles the life and loves of Dallas Fortune.

Universal link for story 1, Fortune Calling – myBook.to/Fortune

Guitars. Hillbilly Music. Nashville, Tennessee. Dallas…
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THE BOOKTRAP’s 1st Birthday Party!!!

Published February 1, 2015 by paulandpaulasbooks

The Booktrap 1st Birthday party pxShort notice because of many home issues but, THE BOOKTRAP is a YEAR OLD, tomorrow February 1st, and we’re having a PARTY.
Of course, we’re having a PARTY! The authors in this group love to write and love to party and love to do it again!

You’re all invited – pop in for a minute, five, or an hour or even for the event – new friends, old friends, soon to be friends – come on by for a chance to win some books and swag!

And a surprise – links to a month-long treasure hunt – will be posting info on that tomorrow

Here is the link ~ https://www.facebook.com/events/1409617002670237/

Hope to see you there! –

I’m on at 11- midnight EDT – 8pm – 9pm CDT and 4am GMT