Who likes a good Robin Hood story? I have both hands in the air! I have loved Robin Hood since I was little. When I was praying about book three in the Tales of Faith series, I decided to veer away from fairytales and go with good ol’ Robin Hood. My character who plays this role is none other than Dumphey, from “The Secret Slipper.”
Before “Protecting the Poor” can be published though, I need a few beta readers (or pre-readers).
What are beta readers? I’m glad you asked. 😉 The technical beta-reading “responsibility” is to monitor the flow of the story and let me know the “feel” of character development. However, I don’t mind if beta readers point out typos or things that just don’t make sense (E.g. Does it bring up any questions you feel unanswered? Does it feel like there are any gaps in the story? Something that wasn’t clearly explained? Something that seems too repetitive?)
Now that you know what a beta reader is, you know what you might be getting yourself into. 😉 There is a slight hitch, though. I work best with a team of about ten beta readers. This means that I have to pick and choose. 😛 I hate having to do that, but… if you don’t make it for the beta reading team, there is always the review team coming up in the future, Lord willing!
Sign up for the beta reading team here.
Have you read my summer releases yet?
I am still ecstatic that the Lord allowed me to release two short stories this summer! (AND finish writing the rough draft of “Protecting the Poor”–it’s been a great summer of writing!)
I am open to five more reviewers for both “Finding Christmas Joy” and “Quest for Leviathan.” If you’d like to review either of these (click on the titles to read their blurb and what reviewers already have to say), just email me at amandaterobooks(at)gmail(dot)com! First five will get a free e-copy to review!
It’s Christmas in July! Or, for some of us, it is. If you live in the south like I do, you’re more than ready to think of cold weather. And what better way to do it than to grab some sugar cookies and hot chocolate (trust me, after you read the story, you’ll be craving them!) and settle down for a winter read?
About the Book
Melonie Brown just wants to get away from all of the pain and heartache that this year has brought upon her, and Starlight Lodge seems like the perfect place to do so. With no plans beyond a Christmas escape, she drives out to the lodge. Can she bottle up the peace and joy that she finds in this special place to help her face the challenges she may have in the upcoming year?
Add to your Goodreads shelf:
July heat causes many of us to yearn for the chill of Christmas—at least, if you’re like me and prefer coolness over heat (and if you live in the South, where humidity and heat combat for the highest number). Sure, Christmas may be far from our minds, but it will be here before we know it!
And when Christmas season comes around, there is just that “feeling in the air.” Christmas music plays in all of the stores, Christmas movies take center stage, and everything is decked in red and green. So often though, what does not take center stage is Jesus Christ—the One for Whom we even celebrate Christmas.
It was Christmas 2017 and I had watched a few Christmas movies. They all just missed the mark. It was the “joy of the season” and the “magic of the holiday” that provided the solution to their problems. As I was thinking about it, the idea for “Finding Christmas Joy” popped into my head. I wrote the entire rough draft in one sitting, not 100% sure where all God was going to lead this idea. Melonie’s struggle was influenced by some events from people in my life. It is definitely something different than I’ve ever written before, involving a girl who is in a relationship (or was).
Though not everyone is going through a break-up during the Christmas season, and though the solution to your struggle may not be salvation (if you’re already saved), I pray that the reminder that the true foundation of joy in Jesus is as much a blessing to you as it was to me.
I am giving away a copy of “Finding Christmas Joy” with one of my piano CD’s! You’ll be able to enjoy the music of the season as well as a story that brings you the
happiness of the season. (Note: there are two giveaways: one for physical copies for residents of USA, and another for international residents)
July 28, 2018
July 30, 2018
July 31, 2018
*throws confetti and dark chocolate and M&Ms and balloons*
The day has finally come for “The Secret Slipper” to be released into the world. 🙂 You have all been such faithful supporters and encouragements. I seriously cannot thank you enough!!
Before I get into all the promo stuff, I have to give a shout-out to the lovely bloggers who are joining me with my personal blog tour.
May 25, 2017
Surely by now you’ve learned a lot about “The Secret Slipper.” To read the description (and if you want an eBook for the sale price of $1.99) head over here:
“Befriending the Beast” is also on sale for just $0.99, which you may find here:
Sales only last until tomorrow though!
If you’re interested in ordering paperbacks, you may purchase them through Amazon, OR I’ll knock a dollar off if you want me to sign it. 😉 Paperback order form here.
And…you all know me… I love giveaways so if you’re not quite wanting to get either book yet, you may enter my giveaway.
Enter to win the set of “Befriending the Beast” and “The Secret Slipper”
Enter to win the eBook set of “Befriending the Beast” and “The Secret Slipper”
Now, to get all anti-me for a moment…
What excitement are you celebrating this week?
This last week has been great! I mean, I was down almost every day sick BUT that gave me time to edit Slipper and work on formatting it. So…we have a release date!
That’s exactly one month from today! I’m so, so, so excited!!! This has been so very long overdue (in my opinion) and you all have been such a wonderful encouragement to me in the writing and editing process. I appreciate you all so very much!!
If you haven’t already, “The Secret Slipper” can be added to your Goodreads list
(as an author, adding it to your to-read list, even if you’re not going to read it for a year is very helpful!).
And if you want the opportunity to READ “The Secret Slipper,” the sign-up for blog tour and review reading is up now. Sign up here
! And if you have friends who like to blog or read, go ahead and send them there too. I’m so ready to share Lia’s journey with everyone!
Keep your eye open on Tuesdays at my personal blog. I’m bursting to share even more about Lia and Raoul with you all.
It’s that time!! The book trailer for “The Secret Slipper” has now aired!!!! I’m so excited to be sharing more about this upcoming book with you!
It was last week sometime that I realize… I have so not been posting on here! *insert frantic face* I am SOOO sorry!!
If you want to stay most faithfully updated, I am active on my FB Street Team and Instagram. I know that I had originally started this blog as an “off-FB” type of street team… but it has been too hard to juggle all of my social accounts. My sincerest apologies.
So, this lovely Friday afternoon, I shall update you all!
Slippers is in the midst of a cover reveal!! Here’s the latest…
Each puzzle piece reveal had a quote to go with it, so either look on my blog or Instagram to see them all!
I’m about to sit down at do some serious last-edit stuff with Slippers. I don’t have a specific release date yet.
Also on the writing…
I’ve got a March goal!
This, I’m daily (or mostly daily) updated on Instagram or FB. As of last night, I’m at 3436 of 7500! So grateful to the Lord for allowing me writing time! Oh yeah, what project? Sorry… you can’t know yet. 😉
Also on my desk is Journey of Choice. I set it aside for a few months and read a few books about how to write a NOVEL (who knew? It’s way different than writing a novella). I was going to focus on it for March, but then I remembered Slippers. That’s kind of important to get out there soonish. 😉
So, that’s me and my writing! What have you been up to lately? Any goals for March?
How would YOU answer Nat’s questions?
Y’all know me. I love any excuse for free things and discounts. 😉 So, it’s Black Friday. Let’s just throw on the fun! 😀 I’m joining several other Indie Christian authors with discounted books and free eBooks. Hop on over to see what all we have
(disclaimer: I have not read all of these authors so cannot endorse them all).
A few of mine are ONLY FREE TODAY! So you have to get them fast!
And these are free/discounted for the weekend until Cyber Monday.
– For $0.99 –
– FREE –
Grab yourself some copies, then spread the news! 🙂
Also, my paperback books are discounted.
Here are the links:
Apply the discount code E42CX3RT for $2 off each paperback book!
Envisioning the battle…
Honestly, reading up on what our brave ancestors went through, I feel like I just cannot do their service justice. But to imagine the battle, men in action… it is sobering and exhilarating.
^ True story ^