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A to Z Challenge–Letter H

9 Apr

Last week I was fortunate to start the A to Z Challenge on Rosie Amber’s blog where my novel A World Apart was making headlines for the letter A. Thank you Rosie for the incredible effort to organize this event, the love and support you show all of us, and thank you to everyone leaving comments and showing interest in my novel.

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Today I’m back again with yet another novel of mine covering the letter H in the challenge. Hidden Heart is my debut novel I published 3 years ago, a multicultural romance set in Romania and Italy, modern day. With stellar reviews, 100+ ratings and almost 1,000 readers adding it to their to-read-shelves on Goodreads I couldn’t be happier with the way people around the world received it.

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One of the latest reviewers calls Hidden Heart, “Drama galore, a hero to die for, a heroine with brains, that’s my kind of book. Hidden Heart delivers that and more.”

Please hop over at Rosie’s blog to see what else she has in store. Along with Rosie there are 2,000 bloggers from around the world featuring throughout the month of April authors from all kind of genres and what books you can read next. Don’t miss out on this opportunity.

Happy reading!

A to Z Challenge 2014

1 Apr

A while ago my dear friend from across the pond Rosie Amber told me she signed up for the A to Z Challenge 2014 and if I wanted to be part of it. You kidding me? Of course I want to be part of it! I can’t thank Rosie enough for her support and friendship; she’s been one of the best people I met on the blogosphere, always ready to reach a helping hand, always friendly, fair and professional.

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So what is the A to Z Challenge? It’s 26 blogs using the letters of the Alphabet all through April taking Sundays off. It’s a chance to find new friends, get new followers and promote books and your blog content across the world. This will be the 5th Year of the challenge first introduced by Arlee Bird in 2010 and it has grown in success each year. Last year over 1600 bloggers entered and during the challenge we are encouraged to visit as many of the participants as we can and leave comments. I think it is a fantastic opportunity to expand your blogging world. Find out more at http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

For A, the first letter of the alphabet I’m honored to be the first to kick off the A to Z Challenge featuring my military romance A World Apart.

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In a war that’s not hers she loses everything.

Everything she loses is because of him.

Forgiveness is not an option.

Or maybe …

To find out more about my book and see what other bloggers have in store for the A to Z Challenge 2014 hop over at Rosie‘s and other blogs all over the world.

Have fun!

 

In the Spotlight!

27 Sep

Since beginning of September two incredible and talented authors–Rosie Amber and Stephanie Hurt have created a bridge between the UK and US by promoting each day one author from across the globe. I’ve followed ROMANCING SEPTEMBER ACROSS THE WORLD TOUR on a daily basis, interested in learning about other writers, their craft, novels and writing journeys. And each day I learned something new, added books to my TBR list and chose to follow and befriend quite a large number of these authors.

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Today is my turn to be their guest and I thank them both for giving me the opportunity to meet their readers. @ Rosie’s I talk about myself and my novels. Want to know how a born and raised Romanian made it to the US and when writing became my second skin? Stop by at Rosie’s blog and find out. @ Stephanie’s we talk about the challenges of writing romance in todays’ society. Curious how I face those challenges? Stop by at Stephanie’s blog and find out more.

Author In The House–Rosie Amber

29 Aug

The beauty of maintaining a blog is that I get to meet people from all over the world. I get to find out about their hobbies, their likes and dislikes and in the process we become friends.

One of them is Rosie Amber. She is an author and blogger from the UK. Today she graciously agreed to stop by and tell us a little about herself. 

Rosie, the floor is all yours!

Hi,

My name is Rosie Amber, I’m an author, book reviewer and blogger. I live in the county of Hampshire in the UK.

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My first published book is called “Talk of the Playground” and is a fun tale of the ins and outs of an English village school. I call it my work of love rather than my work of art because it meant so much to me at the time. I learnt a lot about writing and self-publishing from my experience and I have a sequel which I’m slowly working on.

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To be honest my blog has taken over much of my time and I adore adding and improving it as much as I can. I love reading and gave myself a target of 100 books to read this year with the Goodreads 2013 challenge. As I’ve already read 95 books already this year, I think I need to increase my target. Nearly every book I read gets a review on Goodreads and my blog, with links to my Facebook author page and Twitter. If I’ve downloaded the book from Amazon to my Kindle, authors get a review there too.  I also do Guest Author Interviews and I’ve recently re-vamped my interviews making them a lot more interesting.

http://rosieamber.wordpress.com/

In 2013 I’ve been lucky enough to be invited to write a monthly book review page for a local magazine called “Fleet Life”. 5000 copies go out locally and the magazine has an online version too, I usually review 5 books of my choice per month for the magazine.

I’ve recently been encouraging some teenage book readers to write book reviews for my blog. They give my readers a different perspective on books and they get to build up work for their own personal profiles. So far they have all received some great comments and support from my readers.

I love keeping my blog fresh; back in April I got involved with the April A to Z Challenge and I blogged my way through the alphabet matching book titles to the letters of the alphabet. I sent out a message on my blog and on Twitter inviting authors to promote their books with me and away we went.

I’m also writing weekly updates on a year-long challenge that I set myself on the day I began reading a book called “A Year of Doing Good” by Judith O’Reilly. http://www.amazon.com/Year-Doing-Good-Judith-OReilly/dp/0670921130/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1377026211&sr=1-1&keywords=a+year+of+doing+good

Judith challenged herself to do Good Deeds for a whole year and wrote a truly inspirational book about what happened. Judith undertook giant acts of good, my own challenge is to do just 1 Good Deed a day for a year and so far I’ve managed it since the middle of April. Some days it’s something simple like picking up litter, other days I bake cakes, lend books, or give to charity. Every Sunday I update my readers with my latest deeds. I’ve inspired others to take up the baton and I’d love to hear from anyone else who felt inspire to give it a go.

http://rosieamber.wordpress.com/my-year-of-doing-good-deeds/

Not content to sit still I am just organizing a “Romancing September Across the World Tour” with fellow blogger Stephanie Hurt. http://stephanie-hurt.com/ On all of the 30 days in September we have an author who has written a romance or has romance within their work, who gets a book interview from me in the UK, then when the sun rises over Georgia, USA the author gets a second promotion of their work on the same day, and they join Stephanie who asks them about writing romance in today’s world.

http://rosieamber.wordpress.com/romancing-september-tour/

I’d like to thank Cami for inviting me to her blog today.

Rosie, the pleasure is all mine! Thanks for stopping by!