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The Year I Write A Romance - NaNoWriMo

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I am determined this year to write my first Christian Romance, and participating in National Novel Writing Month will help me do just that. I am serious about making this happen, since I have been wanting to write romance for a while. It will be trial and error, but I will get it done. The title for my first romance book is "Unforeseen Love". I used the photo of two author friends of mine: Chad Joseph Thieman and Tina Thieman.  To inspire me as I write, I will be listening to Kendra Dantes on YouTube, she is a fantastic singer with a soothing voice.  May the force be with me.

I Come Alive - Inspired Poetry Series

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Five Steps To Writing A Book Review

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I have often wondered why it was so hard to get people to write a book review. What is the magic to getting reviews?  Some authors get 30 to 40 reviews the day their book is published. That is such a great start for a book to get noticed, and it goes to great showmanship that the author has supporters that really care to promote the book (s) via social media, besides a review.

I agree with the quote on the image, it is the best way to write a book review of an author's work, as a thank you. A lot of work goes into writing a book, and an author needs their followers to help promote them to others who might be interested in what they write.

A book review  is easy to write, Amazon only requires 25 words or less. There is a lot you can say about the book. A book review can be done in five easy steps:

1.  Caption for the book review - this goes before the body of the review and is the headline for it - use a few words to describe your particular feeling/reaction to the book. For examp…

Book Giveaway: Love Without Borders Poetry Collection

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Goodreads Book Giveaway Love Without Borders by Virginia Martin Giveaway ends July 19, 2018.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway



Without Borders Inspirational Series - Volume Three Love Without Borders is an inspirational poetry book on faith, hope, love, inspiration and life. Open your heart to a new experience in reading the written word.

Love Without Borders Five Star Review

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You can't ever read enough books that nourish the soul.


 There will be a Goodreads book giveaway for Love Without Borders soon. Stay tuned.




Transformative Power Within

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Book Review - I'll Run Till The Sun Goes Down by David Sandum

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I was deeply moved by "I'll Run Till the Sun Goes Down", by  David Sandum.  It is David's story of his battle with depression, and how art helped him deal with it. He is honest, candid, and very descriptive in his storytelling. This memoir has you on an emotional roller coaster ride alongside the author. I thoroughly enjoyed this story, and loved the artwork that is included in the book. For anyone who has suffered depression, or knows someone that has, this is a must read. It uplifts and encourages you to know that you can beat depression, and live a fulfilling life doing something you love.


On a personal note, I have had the pleasure of buying two beautiful pieces of artwork from David, for two of my book covers: Love Without Borders, a poetry collection and the upcoming, Life Without Borders. These two books are part of my Without Borders Inspirational Series.