IndieReview Behind The Scenes radio segment…”The Writing Corner w/ Author CP Bialois”


tweenscribeHello Everyone! Today join in (The Writing Corner)…as Author CP Bialois gives tips and techniques that can be used by all who takes the craft of writing seriously.

The novice gains needed guidance on getting their ideas down on paper and producing a strong first draft.

The more experienced writer receives tips on how to polish that manuscript.

Click to listen IndieReview Behind The Scenes” The Writing Corner w/ Author CP Bialois”!

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ABOUT AUTHOR CP BIALOIS

CP Bialois completed his first full-length novel, Call of Poseidon, in 2007. Armed with a finished product, Bialois began working on another book, The Sword and the Flame, unsure of what he would ultimately be doing with either. As with many others in the later part of the first decade of the 2000’s, he found himself out of work and looking into new options. Over the next two years, he would spend most days at the library, completing an additional half-dozen works.

. CP Bialois is also active in several South Florida writing groups, as well as the online writercommunity.

Contact: Website http://cpbialois.webs.com/

Twitter:@CPBialois

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IndieReview Behind The Scenes Mid-week Mix!


tweenscribeHello everyone Happy Wednesday! So if it’s Wednesday that means the Mid-week Mix over at IndieReview Behind The Scenes internet radio! I hope you go and check out my show today as I bring you some of the hottest Indie Music out there!

Come join the fun! IndieReview Behind The Scenes Mid-week Mix w/ Michelle

Some of the Music Featured Today!

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Also guys you have a Behind The Scenes pass to more great shows!

IndieReview Behind The Scenes UPCOMING ACCESS PASS to:

Wednesdays (Weekly) at IndieReview Behind The Scenes- Mid-Week Mix w/ Michelle Cornwell-Jordan “Sharing the hottest music in INDIEtainment!”

On Thursday (Bi-weekly) Author CP Bialois and The Writing Corner “Bring you tips & Techniques to help make your writing shine!”

On Fridays (Bi-weekly) Author Jamie B Musings and Culture Shock! “Going Behind The Scenes of INDIEtainment and news!”

Back in February will be Author Sybil Nelson (Bi-weekly) on Tuesday with Marketing 101!

Have a Good Day everyone, because you deserve it!;O)

Review of Redemption (The Alexa Montgomery Saga #4) by HD Gordon


Hello Everyone:) I have had this series on my tbr list for awhile, so over the last few weeks I have completed the (The Alexa Montgomery Saga) by HD Gordon! I wanted to share my review of  Redemption (The Alexa Montgomery Saga #4), the final installament in this awesome series!

So check it out below:)

A Redemption Final

Blurb

The final test is here. The war is no longer a worry of tomorrow, but a reality of today. Turning back is no longer an option. Maybe it never was. It is time for Alexa Montgomery to look fate in the eyes. Death waits there for certain. The only question is… for who?

???????????????????????????????H. D. Gordon is the author of The Alexa Montgomery Saga. Blood Warrior, the first book of the Alexa series was her debut novel and has held a spot in the top 100 fantasy bestsellers for over a month. Half Black Soul is the second book in this series and H. D. plans to complete Alexa’s tales by the end of 2012. In June of 2012, Joe, a fantasy novel about a young clairvoyant, was released as well. H. D. is a lifelong reader and writer, a true lover of words. When she is not reading or writing she is raising her two daughters, playing a little guitar, and spending time with her family. She is twenty three years old and lives in the northeastern United States.

Redemption on sale at Amazon

MY REVIEW

Redemption is the final installation in the Alexa Montgomery Saga. It follows Alexa, Nelly, Kayden, Thomas and all those that oppose King William, as they gather their allies, preparing for war.

In Redemption we see continued growth in the characters as they face possible death. Alexa continues to protect her sister Nelly at all cost, but is beginning to have to accept that Nelly is able to protect herself and desires to protect Alexa, and walk in her own destiny…

I will say first and foremost that HD Gordon is an extremely talented writer. She has an incredible command of storytelling, painting clear, concise pictures, enthralling scenes that draw the reader into the world that she is creating. In Alexa, and Nelly, Ms. Gordon created a feisty, fierce, strong young woman, that I enjoyed seeing grow into her destiny. Redemption as well as the other books in this series were laced with humor, that had me chuckling out loud. I loved Monster, Alexa’s inner voice. This was simply a very cool series, I highly recommend.

IndieWritersReview’s Music Monday spotlight… Country Artist Carolyn Mescher!


Happy Monday all! It’s Music Monday and today I am bringing you the spotlight of a fantabulous artist Carolyn Mescher! I’m also excited because Jamie B Musings my IndieReview Behind The Scenes co-host, and myself… will have a chance to speak with Ms. Mescher this upcoming Saturday Feb. 02nd at 11 A.M. Central Standard Time!

So check out the deets below ya’ll!:O)

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Carolyn Mescher was born and raised in Camarillo, California, about an hour outside of Los Angeles. Being an active member of 4-H, raising steers and riding horses, being the President of the Young Cattlemen’s Association of Ventura County, and growing up singing in the barn, Carolyn is definitely not what most think of when they hear of a Southern Californian. That’s what she grew up with though and it’s what gives her a unique sound of rocking country and her tough and independent attitude. 

Carolyn’s songwriting began around 8 years old singing as she fed the animals and making up words as she went. “Some songs I would remember day after day. Others were just there for the moment, but no matter how long they remained in my memory, they were always filled with the emotion of that moment, happy or sad.” In junior high, Carolyn started performing in school musicals and as a sophomore in high school, starred as Sandy in Grease. 

With a music scholarship, Carolyn started college at California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo, but soon discovered her musical passions didn’t lie in opera. She graduated a business – accounting major, took her CPA exams, and moved to Nashville. As she recalls, “Since I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a singer. The rational side of me took over for a couple years, but that desire never faded. Now, it’s more real than ever and my reasons are no longer all about me. I want to be an inspiration for women, from age 8 to 80, to be independent, strong, and tough.” 

That desire sums up Carolyn’s music perfectly, a mix of attitude and love, toughness and independence. This girl is running full speed into her future as a country artist. Keep an ear out for Carolyn Mescher!

Contact: Carolyn Mescher’s website

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“ALL I NEED TO SEE”

SINGLE BY CAROLYN MESCHER

Check out Carolyn Mescher’s YouTube Channel!

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Original Music by Carolyn Mescher

So guys what do you think about these great songs? Come and let me me know and we can chat about it:)

Chrysalis (Set To release Summer 2013) Photo shoot Behind The Scene peek w/ Photo gallery


Hello Everyone:) I wanted to share some of the behind the scene deets of the Chrysalis photo shoot that took place on this past Saturday Jan. 19th. I worked the wonderful Tiffany McDonald from Anecdote Photography on this project…Anecdote Photography website

Chrysalis models were Jessica Becerra and Javier Gonzalez

THESE ARE NOT OFFICIAL PHOTOS, JUST SOME TAKEN WITH MY PHONE! THE OFFICAL PHOTOGRAPHS WILL ARRIVE FEB.01ST!

Prologue

Created by the awesome, fantabulous Devan Evans at Nimbi Designs

Chrysallis_final As you know Chysalis has an incredible cover already that was created by Devan Evans at Nimbi Designs! I love this cover and yes, it is incredible and will continue using. The photos taken at the shoot…will also be made into a live action cover, but used for Special Editions:)

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Okay, the reason I needed a live action cover when I already had a cool one was due to my melt down with NanoWriMo! Chrysalis was my writing project and although I wrote and completed the challenge, even at the end of 50,000 words, I still did not feel as if “I Knew” or even “Liked” my main character! I know scandalous and unacceptable! So what I found, and this normally varies from writer to writer, I begin with the characters, and a loose structural idea of the story line…but the characters are what make it for me…and I just did not have a good grip on Ayida….

What I found in the past, from previous shoots is that I actually become closer to my characters, they become “realer” (is that a word?) to me when I see the models tell the story. If and when I am able to do a photo shoot, I prefer to do so,(WHEN POSSIBLE) instead of stock photo…now this is just a personal preference, and let’s be honest it’s more a luxury at this point than a necessity…but I find I connect more. I enjoy picking out the models who as close as I can get, represent my characters. So when we’re at the shoot, the photographer asks what are “we trying to say here, what’s the story”? Then from there, she and the models(who I also see as actors) bring the story to life…so from there, I can see it played before my eyes, I can tweak here and there…ask for this emotion, that emotion and well…there you have it, the story takes on new depth.

So by the time I do a photo shoot, the first draft of my story is done…then afterwards I go back and I “rework” it with the new insight….now, I will not say I will never use photostock, of course not! Because shoots are all based on budget, time and well finding the “right models/actors”…and if I cannot I will use stock photography just as happily, but like I said its a personal preference I enjoy, being out there with the “live models” seeing it acted out before me…it’s a thrill!

ARRIVAL: SET THE SCENE!

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Myself, Tiffany the photography and the models made it to the location which was the beautiful Trinity River Park here in Texas…The shoot was to begin at 2:30pm CST. We all had grand ideas of arriving early to prepare…well that was thrown out the window, when we all were stuck in Stockyard traffic! Now, those of you not familiar with Texas may not know what this is, well…set in the historic district…

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Stockyards is the history book of the livestock industry in Texas. Each chapter is represented by the original bricks and mortar, the wood corrals, the men, and the music that are all still a part of the Stockyards today.

So this was the traffic we all were stuck in, people from all over come to the celebrations held in January, which Jan. 19th the Stockyards opened for business in 1890, so the celebrations include the food, music, and also the Stockyards Championship Rodeo

So no to answer the question that might have rung in your mind…none of this crossed my mind when planning the shoot!;)

But we persevered and we all arrived, right at 2:30pm cst. Ready to get started!

“Say Cheese!”

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Models Jessica Becerra and Javier Gonzalez were awesome and very good sports!

It was a little cold actually, but Jessica was a great sport with wearing a summer dress(one of the outfit changes) in the middle of winter! Javier was such a cool guy, when one of the actions included Jessica pretending to push him off the train tracks!

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Also, everyone that came were real troopers, especially when we had to trail across the train tracks, that were planks, with open ground below, and our fearless Photographer Tiffany and Model Jessica in high heel…”kick ’em dead” boots had to walk in while crossing not only the tracks but a narrow bridge which was only a narrow wooden plank…but hey, anything to get the shot!

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Overall we got some fabulous shots! There were many other fun moments as well, tourist riding by on one of the small trains that take passengers through the park, shouted congrats to the models during one of the shots, thinking that this was an engagement photo, but as the train came back around, the crowd witnessed the models acting out a scene from the book, when the main Ayida is attempting to kill the male main character Adrian by choking! The looks were priceless!:)

Overall fun times:O)

That’s a wrap!

Okay guys below are some other behind the scene shots! Remember these are NOT official photographs, just some taken with my phone:)

Thanks for hanging out with us…

Pictures Behind The Scenes!

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Cover Reveal: The Forgotten Ones by Author Laura Howard


Hello Everyone! I am excited to say that I am participating in the cover reveal for a awesome new title called The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard. It has an expected release date of  date: May 15, 2013, but you get a sneak peek right now! So take a look at the deets below:)

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 About this author
Laura Howard lives in New Hampshire with her husband and four children. Her  obsession with books began at the age of 6 when she got her first library card. Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High and other girly novels were routinely devoured in single sittings. Books took a backseat to diapers when she had her first child. It wasn’t until the release of a little novel called Twilight, 8 years later, that she rediscovered her love of fiction. Soon after, her own characters began to make themselves known. The Forgotten Ones is her first published novel.
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THE FORGOTTEN ONES
expected release date of  date: May 15, 2013,

Cover Design by Stephanie Mooney

Forgotten Ones

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Genre: NA
Paranormal Fantasy Romance
Age
Group: New Adult

Book Description:

Allison O’Malley just graduated from college. Her life’s plan is to get a job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She doesn’t have room for friends or even Ethan, who clearly wants more.
When Allison’s long-lost father shows up, he claims he can bring her mother back from the dark place her mind has sent her. He reveals legends of a race of people long forgotten, the Tuatha de Danaan, along with the truth about why he abandoned her mother

GIVE AWAY! GIVE AWAY! GIVEAWAY!
The rafflecopter will be for a $50 Amazon Gift card. To earn entries, people just need to share  Goodreads link and/or Facebook author page.

IndieReview Behind The Scenes Mid-week Mix!


tweenscribe Hello everyone Happy Wednesday! So if it’s Wednesday that means the Mid-week Mix over at IndieReview Behind The Scenes internet radio! I hope you go and check out my show today as I bring you some of the hottest Indie Music out there!

Come join the fun! IndieReview Behind The Scenes Mid-week Mix w/ Michelle!

Some of the Music Featured Today!

Straight to the top2Hippie Sabatoge VacantsSandy Hook  Somewhere Over the Rainbow (feat. Ingrid Michaelson)

Also guys you have a Behind The Scenes pass to more great shows!

IndieReview Behind The Scenes UPCOMING ACCESS PASS to:

Wednesdays (Weekly) at IndieReview Behind The Scenes- Mid-Week Mix w/ Michelle Cornwell-Jordan “Sharing the hottest music in INDIEtainment!”

On Thursday (Bi-weekly) Author CP Bialois and The Writing Corner “Bring you tips & Techniques to help make your writing shine!”

On Fridays (Bi-weekly) Author Jamie B Musings and Culture Shock! “Going Behind The Scenes of INDIEtainment and news!”

Back in February will be Author Sybil Nelson (Bi-weekly) on Tuesday with Marketing 101!

Have a Good Day everyone, because you deserve it!;O)