Needed: Beta Readers for “Protecting the Poor”

(Also posted on my blog, With a Joyful Noise)
 

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!

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Finding Christmas Joy – release day!

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?
Available on Amazon (paperback and Kindle): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DGKSWS5
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Author’s Note
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.
Giveaway

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)
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Black Friday Deals!

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!

 

Fall Freebies and Deals!

Trust me, ALL I want to do was forget all this “business stuff,” find a swing, and read. The weather is gorgeous right now!! But… I used a little bit of self-control.

How many of you like to read when the weather gets cool and snuggly? I’m definitely there! Guess what? I’ve linked up with several authors from Clean Indie Reads and there’s a pretty sweet sale going on right now. You can find all the info (you know, for freebies and discounted prices) HERE. I haven’t read many of these books so I can’t personally endorse them, but you can look through and decide what suits you. 🙂

 

Oh yeah, some of my books are there. 😉 Coffee Cake Days and Letters from a Scatter-Brained Sister are free. Journey to Love is discounted $.99.

Other books to look out for at CIR are by my author-friend, Faith Blum. If you like Western romances, there ya go. 😉 You’re welcome! 😀

 

 

Letter of Love – release day!

I am cross-posting this on my Blogspot blog, so if it sounds repetitive, yeah, I’m doing the cop-out. 😉

It is with great excitement I announce one of newest short stories that God has allowed me to complete: “Letter of Love!” I had several people ask demand what happened to Marie’s brother, Edward. I’ll admit, writing this short story took me a lot of time and prayer. I knew what the gist of Edward’s story, but getting it down on paper was surely a task. But, praise the Lord, that is all in the past and the first Orphan Journeys Short Story is now available on Amazon!

Now, some of you have blogs and might be interested in featuring Edward’s story on your blog. Fantastic! Today to August 1, “Letter of Love” will be bouncing back and forth between various blogs, but it’s not too late to sign up for it to visit your blog! I would love to include you!

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In honor of “Letter of Love’s” release, I’m having a giveaway!!

 

Letter of Love giveaway

If you live in the US, enter here.

If you live out of the US, enter here.

The fun doesn’t end here though! Mark your calendars, because both Journey to Love and Letter of Love will be FREE on Amazon, August 1-2!! You’ll only have one day to snatch them both. Share, share, share about this free deal!

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Short Story Opinions, Please

Opinion: I’m praying about combining my short stories into actual books. What are your thoughts on it? Please comment and let me know!
If you’ve read any of my short stories, you’ll know that some of them are written about boys, some about girls, some about children, some about teens. What would be the most appealing option for you?

a) All short stories in one collection (boys, girls, stories for children, AND stories for teens)
 
b) Two separate books: short stories for boys and short stories for girls
 
c) Two separate books: for children 6-12 and for children 13-up
d) A separate book for each category (one for boys 6-12, one for teen boys, one for girls 6-12, one for teen girls)
e) Other (please comment)