IndieWritersReview’s Music Monday Happy Labor Day Video Playlist!


Happy Labor Day USA! Today I just wanted to list some of my favorite kick back music:) I planned to get in some major writing time, hoping to complete my new WIP Race For The Moon:) So I will list a few of the songs that made it to my playlist for this particular novella. There’s a combination of  Country Rock and Rock on my list. Sorry, can’t list them all but will try and include some of my favorites:)

 

Hope you all are having an awesome day!

 

RACE FOR THE MOON PLAYLIST

Lorde- Team

 

Lorde- Royals

 

Katy Perry – Dark Horse (Official) ft. Juicy J

 

 

 

Ellie Goulding- Beating Heart

 

 

Elli Goulding -Tessellate

 

 

Michelle Branch- Everywhere

 

 

Michelle Branch – What Don’t Kill Ya (Clip from Tiger Eyes)

 

 

Florida Georgia Line – This Is How We Roll ft. Luke Bryan

 

Luke Bryan – Drunk On You

IndieWritersReview: Return Of The Ascendant by Raine Thomas!


Guys seriously one of my favorite Author Raine Thomas’s series! Have you grabbed your copy yet?

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Expecting to enjoy another typical college night at a frat party with friends, Kyra Vaughn’s plans derail when she’s almost killed…twice. Her savior, a tall, sexy stranger who calls himself TaeDane, claims that he’s the personal bodyguard for the Ascendant of Alametria. She’s convinced he’s crazy.

Especially when he insists that she’s the Ascendant.

With dark enemies hunting her down, Kyra has no choice but to trust her supposed bodyguard. Ty vows to help her remember her past and return her safely to Alametria, but someone seems intent on interfering, challenging his abilities at every turn.

As Kyra’s memories emerge, she remembers that Ty is more to her than he’s let on…much more than he’s allowed to be. She’ll also discover that there are many things about her planet and herself that she’d rather forget. In the end, she’ll have to make a choice: cling to the life she knows, or risk it all to become the person she’s destined to be.

Grab Your copy!

Amazon – http://amzn.to/1fZ6NCV
Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/1mYlDeh
Barnes and Noble – http://bit.ly/1qgzhJK
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IndieWritersReview Welcomes Stranded In Time by Kelli Sue Landon! (VideoChat) (Maverick Promotions)


Hello Everyone! I’m very excited that IndiewritersReview is hosting Stranded In Time by Author Kelli Sue Landon as part of her Maverick Promotions Virtual Tour! Please check out the very cool Video-chat below by Ms. Landon, where she discusses the  research for the new book as well as an awesome excerpt!:O)

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On Tour August 25th-29th

Author Kelli Sue Landon 

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Kelli Sue Landon is a mystery novelist and short story author. She has been writing stories since she was a teenager. Her novels include: Sudden Moves, Nightmare at Camp Forrestwood, Summer Shack (A Killer Vacation) and Stranded in Time. She is from Peoria, Illinois and works for the U.S. Postal Service.

AUTHOR LINKS

http://www.amazon.com/STRANDED-TIME-KELLI-SUE-LANDON-ebook/dp/B00KV462J8/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1404923007&sr=1-1&keywords=kelli+sue+landon

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/stranded-in-time-kelli-sue-landon/1119722599?ean=9781490737744

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

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Stranded in Time
College student and art major Samantha Harper has been tracing her family tree for quite some time. Her mother, Rebecca, died when Sam was sixteen and she never talked much about her past. Samantha is thrilled to hear that she will be allowed to research her mother’s past for a school assignment. Upon arriving in Rebecca’s old neighborhood, Sam arranges to have a tour of her mother’s grade school. She finds an area inside the school that had been damaged and at first, thinking a ghost has been inhabiting the gymnasium, she accidentally crosses over into the year 1975; the year when her mother is in kindergarten. Fascinated and scared at the same time, Sam gets to witness her mother’s childhood up front as she inadvertently gets involved in an old case of a young girl’s accidental death. Little Josie Baker, a classmate of Sam’s mother, died that year inside the school gymnasium. But, was it an accident? After uncovering the dark secret surrounding Josie’s death, Samantha wonders if she’ll ever find her way back home where her father and best friend, Josh, have been waiting for her return. Will she return to the present or will she have to live the rest of her life in the past?

 

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Promotion August 25th-29th

Mon. Aug. 25th  (8:00 pmcst/9:00 pmest) Radio Interview 30 minute Book Chat w/ Michelle Cornwell-Jordan– IndieReview Behind The Scenes Internet Radio

Tues. Aug. 26th  Spotlight promo at  IndieWritersReview

Wed. Aug. 27th  Spotlight Feature at Maverick Promotions

Thurs. Aug. 28th  IndieReview Behind The Scenes TV (Web Video Content Hosts)

Fri.  Aug. 31st   11:00amcst/12:00pmest Ten Minute Twitter View chat w/ Host Michelle Cornwell-Jordan. Pls follow hash tag #MPTour

 

 

 Maverick Promotion ” Artists Not Afraid To Think Outside The Box” ©Michelle Cornwell-Jordan
 

IndieWritersReview’s Music Monday Spotlight! (Band) GhostFire


Hello All it’s Monday and that means Music! I have another awesome group which I will spotlight today…they have been compared to the likes of TOM WAITS, NICK CAVE AND THE CRAMPS…(SteamPunk Band) GhostFire!

 

GHOST FIRE

 

 

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The music of Ghostfire resonates to the debauched decadence and absinthe-fuelled anarchy of life in the eighties…

The 1880’s 

Stalking the cobbled streets; lurking in the shadows of the darkest alleyways… Dare you glance beyond the safety of the guttering gaslights? To where the gin-soaked moxie plies her trade, the dipper watches his mark and the drunken sailor staggers blindly…

It’s this shadowy world of villains, rogues and rascals that Ghostfire calls home.

In the darkest corners of the flash taverns, we raise glasses with vagabonds, footpads, pirates and thieves. All seeking sanctuary in the anonymity only notorious London Town can afford…

Come in and see the whole nightmare…

MUSIC

IndieWritersReview Welcomes How to Promote Your Book On A Shoe-string Budget by Lynda D. Brown (Video Guest Post) (Maverick Promotions)


Hello Everyone! Today IndieWritersReview is hosting  for How to Promote Your Book On A Shoe-string Budget…by Author Lynda D. Brown as part of her virtual tour with Maverick Promotions! Check out the details on this great book… and see the Guest Video Post by Lynda D. Brown as she discusses about herself and her books!

 

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 On Tour August 18th-22nd

AUTHOR  Lynda D Brown

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Lynda Brown, a native of St. Louis Missouri published her first book in 2006. This author, motivational speaker and publisher,has now released over five self published books:Invisible Enemies, Seed of Satan: Leah’s Story, Damien’s New Bike-(Children’s book), Powerful Prayer to Protect & Bless Your Family, The Author Chat Guide: How to Convert Your Published Book into an Audiobook. She’s currently working on book 3 of the Invisible Enemies Series.

Lynda is also the producer and host of The Author Chat Show podcast that airs 3 times a week on Blogtalkradio.com. The show was created to assist self published authors promote their books Live on the air!

 

Links: Face Book

Purchase Links: SmashWords

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

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Writing Your Book is the Easy Part, Promoting and Marketing Your Book is the Hard Part!
In this book you will find:
Best Sites to Promote Your Free Kindle Book Days!
Best Sites to Promote Your New Book Releases!
Best Sites to Promote Your Book to New groups of Readers!
Best Sites to Promote Your Book Using a Virtual Book Blog Tour!
Best Sites to Promote Your Book as a Guest Blogger!
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Writing your book is the easy part, promoting your book is the hard part! New authors are usually clueless about how to promote their books. In this easy to read guide, I will introduce you to bloggers, pod-casters and author service providers eager to help you promote your books.
In this book you will learn :

Best Sites to Promote Your Free Kindle Book Days!

Best Sites to Promote Your New Book Releases!

Best Sites to Promote Your Book to New groups of Readers!

Best Sites to Promote Your Book Using a Virtual Book Blog Tour!

Best Sites to Promote Your Book as a Guest Blogger!

 

 

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Promotion August 18th-22nd

Mon. -Aug. 18th- (8pmcst/9pmest) 30 minute Book Chat w/ Michelle Cornwell-Jordan-  IndieReview Behind The Scenes Internet Radio

Tues.  -Aug. 19th Video Guest Post promo at IndieWritersReview

Wed. – Aug. 20th Spotlight at Maverick Promotions and  Guest Post at Ronda’s Book Reviews (Premium Stop)

Thurs.– Aug. 21st Video Chat aired at IndieReview Behind The Scenes TV (Web Video Content Host)

Fri. – Aug. 22nd (8pmcst/9pmest) Ten Minute Twitter View chat w/ Host Michelle Cornwell-Jordan

 

Maverick Promotion ” Artists Not Afraid To Think Outside The Box” ©Michelle Cornwell-Jordan
 

IndieWritersReview’s Music Monday Spotlight! The Original Soundtrack of Independent Film Aurora


Hello Everyone and happy Music Monday! I am featuring Independent music but with a twist. Today’s feature will spotlight the Independent Film Aurora (A SteamPunk Short) a film written and directed by Robert Kouba. It reflects the society we currently live in as a species and the technology that is advancing exponentially.

I will also feature the soundtrack of Aurora, music that  also made this film great!

Today’s post is also serving to kick off a new spotlight feature that I will run for a limited time here at IndieWritersReview the Friday Feature Film…which I will spotlight various films by Independent Filmmakers!

 

So take a peek and enjoy!:O)

 

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Robert Kouba

Robert Kouba began his career in his home country Switzerland. He started being involved in the visual arts early on. At a very young age he started pursuing painting, but quickly switched his focus to moving pictures. His science-fiction short “Xenopia” won major awards when he was just 12 years old.

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in economics he started following his passion for film by graduating from the cinematic arts program at the eminently respectable SAE Institute in Zurich.

He received his first recognition in 2010 when he directed the award wining science-fiction short film “Translucent Unicorn” (2010) for Philips as part of their international campaign to promote their new television.

Later he worked on the highly anticipated science-fiction thriller “The Rift” (2012) which was shown in several film festivals and on television.

He’s currently working on his first feature film entitled “Aurora” (2014)

 

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WINNER – BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE FILM – Comic Con International Independent Film Festival 2013.

The post-apocalyptic sci-fi film is set in 2080 – 60 years after machines have taken over our planet. Our story follows Andrew (Julian Schaffner) who encounters a car accident on the day of the uprising, in 2020. He wakes up 60 years later, in a world where the human race is almost extinct.

On his path he comes across a girl named Callie (Jeannine Wacker) who ventures north to reach a long-rumored stronghold called Aurora. The last human reserve. While on constant watch for the machines, they develop feelings for each other until a horrendous discovery tears their relationship apart. Andrew is not human.

 

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Music of Aurora

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Soundtrack 2

 

IndieWritersReview Spotlight of The Orchard of Hope by Amy Neftger! (VBT Cafe Tour)


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Title: The Orchard of Hope

Author Name: Amy Neftger

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Author Bio:

Long Bio:Amy Neftzger (born June 23) is an American researcher and author who has published fiction books, non-fiction books, business articles, and peer review research. Her works have reached an international audience.

 

Amy was born in Illinois and graduated from Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. She received her bachelors degree from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida and her Masters in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She graduated from both Universities with honors.

 

She has written numerous business and journal articles, but her fiction works have been the most commercially successful. In 2003 she published Conversations with the Moon, which was also translated into Korean and published in South Korea. In 2005 she collaborated with her husband, guitarist Tyra Neftzger on a children’s book called “All that the Dog Ever Wanted.” The book was designed to introduce children to jazz music at an early age and included a CD sampler of jazz tunes. In 2007 she worked as an editor on a business fable called “The Damned Company.” She’s also written “Confessions From a Moving Van” and “Leftover Shorts.”

 

In 2013, Amy released her first Young Adult book called “The Orphanage of Miracles.” The sequel to this book, “The Orchard of Hope” is scheduled for release in June of 2014, and The Ferryman (adult fiction) is scheduled for release in October, 2014.

 

Author Links – The link for any or all of the following…

 

http://neftzger.blogspot.com/

http://www.facebook.com/Neftzger

http://www.twitter.com/Neftzger

http://instagram.com/neftzger

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/82732.Amy_Neftzger

http://www.amazon.com/Amy-Neftzger/e/B004VGUPNG/

 

Tags/Labels: middle grade, fantasy, gargoyles, children’s literature, magic, sorcerer, miracles, hope, inspirational

 

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Book Genre: Middle grade fiction/ fantasy

Publisher: Fields of Gold Publishing, Inc (Imprint Fog Ink)

Release Date: June 23, 2014

Buy Link(s):http://www.amazon.com/The-Orchard-Hope-Amy-Neftzger/dp/1940894034/r

 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-orchard-of-hope-amy-neftzger/1119844179?ean=9781940894034

 

http://www.bookdepository.com/Orchard-Hope-Amy-Neftzger/9781940894034

 

Book Description:

 

“Hope is never gone, but it can be eaten alive. “

 

 

A quest to save hope.

 

A kingdom under a spell.

 

A wizard in training.

 

A gargoyle with a sweet tooth.

 

 

The sequel to The Orphanage of Miracles is filled

with engaging characters, magic, adventure, and

unusual circumstance.  It’s a story that will

both entertain and inspire the reader.

 

Synopsis: Kelsey, a strong-willed and high spirited young girl, embarks upon another adventurous quest – this time to save hope, which is being stolen from the orchard.  While the kingdom is still under the spell of the evil sorcerer who distorts reality in order to gain control, the king begins training someone who he believes can ultimately defeat the sorcerer: a young boy named Nicholas. Revisit some of your favorite characters or meet them for the first time in this volume.

 

Excerpt One (300-500 or so Words):

Hope is never gone. But it can be eaten alive, and that’s exactly what was happening in the orchard. The king had told them about the problem before, but the problem wasn’t going away. In fact, the problem was getting bigger and becoming critical, and the king was certain that Kelsey could help. She was excited about the trip and looking forward to the journey to the orchard, wherever that might be and however long it would take.

It wasn’t as if Kelsey hadn’t enjoyed the past 18 months of training with the king’s army. The battle conditioning had been a wonderful experience for her, but now she was ready for action. Too much time spent in one place had made her restless. When the king first mentioned the quest, Kelsey had jumped up out of her seat with excitement.

“How do we save hope?” Kelsey asked with undisguised eagerness. After an awkward pause she sat down again and waited for an answer. Her fingers gripped the top of the thick walnut table where she was seated in the king’s study. Every wall in this room was covered with bookshelves from floor to ceiling, except for the places where there were windows, which also stretched the height of the room.

“That’s a question to which we do not yet have an answer. It’s a bit of a tricky situation,” the king said as he smiled. He was a tall figure with broad shoulders and flowing red hair. Although he ruled this land and was respected by his opponents in battle, Kelsey often thought about him as something of a father figure. His stature conveyed his strength, but his eyes and his smile hinted at the tenderness that Kelsey always saw in him. Of course, she had known him under different circumstances before she knew he was the king. In fact, he had been traveling in disguise and appeared to be a small mute orphan that Kelsey had attempted to help. Only later did she learn his true identity.

“Why don’t you simply fence the orchard?” asked Nicholas, who was a young boy about the same age as Kelsey. He sat upright in his chair, as if paying attention to a lesson.

“I wish the solution were that easy,” the king replied solemnly, “but we don’t fully understand the extent of the situation. Implanting obstacles, such as a fence, will solve the problem only if it’s a simple one. However, this issue is complicated.”

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