It is with great pleasure that I announce the release of the summer anthology It’s A Love Thing, a compilation of 8 YA stories published by Prose By Design. Among them my historical YA short story called I Was Here–Before You Came.
Legend has it … centuries after Spartacus another hero is born—Ilias, the bastard son of King Decebalus. Thirsty for revenge and eager to unshackle the Roman oppression, Ilias’ obsession to fulfill his oath has no bounds, even if that means kidnapping Nerva, the beloved daughter of Emperor Traianus. What he doesn’t know is his own heart threatens to betray his conscience. What will prevail: his mind or his heart?
Writing Ilias’ story taught me a few things: I am the only one limiting myself. I can reach places I dream of and make them mine. I can write anything I set my mind to. I can.
Although the story goes back over 2000 years, the birth of the Romanian nation is a timeless tale, needed be told and celebrated for generations to come. I added a new hero to my long list of favorite characters–Ilias, the bastard son of King Decebalus. He is the last Dacian King before the Roman conquest. Ilias is only 22 years old and yet he’s brave, fearless and destined to make history.
It was really fun and easy to work with him, in fact it took me only ten days to get his story jotted down.
And because it’s such a happy day I’m giving away one e-copy of the story and once e-copy of the whole anthology.
All you have to do to win is leave a comment here on this post answering the question:
Who’s son is Ilias?
A week from now, on 06/09 I’ll count all comments and use random.org to pick the winners. Don’t forget to leave your email address. Good luck everyone!
Showers Of Books Giveaway Blog Hop is over and I’m happy to announce the winner of The Garden Series by Cynthia Wicklund. Using random.org the lucky contestant is Lilian Cheng at # 112.
Because of the high number of contestants interested in Cynthia’s novels (149 to be exact), I decided to contact her for a possible interview. She happily agreed to stop by my blog, so please come back. I’ll have another giveaway tied to the interview.
See you all soon!
I stopped today at Karen’s site called Practical Frugality. She’s a wonderful blogger, mother of three and enjoys life to the fullest. I had lots of fun writing “Don’t Swim In That Water–It Has Algae!” as I take a trip down the memory lane back to spending summer without sun screen and swimming in infested waters. My immune system might be different than most people–after all I drank after others, I ate with dirty hands and used newspapers instead of toilet papers (I can look at it as having a very educated behind…)
May your Sunday be filled with peace and joy!
I almost feel I’m out of my element with the few days off from my book tour. But here we are again, picking up at Reading, Eating & Dreaming for a wonderful 4 stars review: “WOW! A World Apart by Camelia Miron Skiba is a MUST READ. It’s a powerful and emotional story by an extremely talented author. Camelia Miron Skiba AMAZES ME. Her stories are unique and spellbinding, cultural diversity can be found in both of her novels, her writing style is eloquent, and English is her THIRD LANGUAGE. WOW. I have read and adored both of Camelia Miron Skiba’s novels: HiddenHeart(March 2011) and A World Apart (December 2011), and I cannot wait to discover more from her in the future.”
Can’t thank Morgan enough for the wonderful words!
One door closes. Another window opens…
The Follower Love Giveaway Hop is over, but my tour for A World Apart is not. While I’m getting ready to announce the winners for the e-copies and iTunes gift card, please take a moment to stop at Good Family Reads for a review and another giveaway. Jacqueline Winspear describes A World Apart as: “Wow…this book did not come softly in the night! This is a power packed novel filled with war and all that is involved. No punches held back!”
Thank you so very much for the great review, Jacque!
Please come back for the winners announcement later in the afternoon. Until then, happy reading, everyone!
I’m running back and forth between the living room and my office to watch the commercials during the Superbowl. This is the only day in a year I look forward to watch commercials and no, I’m not watching the game. What? Don’t you know of anyone who doesn’t like… football? Ok, ok, before you cast the stone maybe telling you that I’m not a born American, (only received the citizenship a few year ago) sounds like a good excuse why I’m not rooting for any team.
So, back to commercials. This year the main categories are: beer, cars and soda. There are a few movies, food AND (surprisingly) last year’s career’s builder commercials with a bunch of monkeys making fun of a co-worker.
I have to admit a lot of them are well done therefore hard to pick my favorite one. But I decided and here we go:
#3. Bridgestone Performance with Steve Nash and Tim Duncan
#2. Skechers – Go Run Mr. Quiggly
#1. Pepsi-King’s Court
My less favorite was the Jack in The Box commercial… a guy marrying bacon. Really?
Unrelated to the commercials I have to applaud Madonna’s performance at halftime. It took me back in time when I was a teenagers and she was so in Vogue. When Music used to Open Your Heart to Express Yourself.