Manic Mondays

Manic Monday #3

Manic Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Turn The Page, where we get to decide who the 
next Indie/Self-Published author featured will be! 
 
So here we are again, another Monday. Am I the only one who feels like the weeks are flying? Normally I wouldn’t mind this…like say when it was bitter cold outside and the overcast days continued to drag on, one after another. However, Now that we are well into spring and the sun is shining, and everything is in bloom I want it all to slow down. I want spring to take a time out so I can continue to enjoy all the flowers on the trees (Ohioans, how about the dogwoods this year-Whoa!) before they are replaced by green leaves and hotter days. Not that it ever gets really hot here, but spring is just so tantalizing I can’t help but want to savor it! As for it being Monday, it is a beautiful day, but I am off to work soon where I will spend my entire day well into the evening and well, that makes it another Manic Monday! 
The chosen Indie/Self-Published Author for
Manic Monday Week #2 is:

M.L. Gardner & Jane Carrington – Simply Mine 
Congratulations M.L. Gardner & Jane Carrington



Monday May 6, 2013 Manic Monday Picks
 
1. Lindsay’s Choice – Laurel Peterson
2. Other Echoes – Noe Dearden
3. Hold On – Amelia Mysko
 
* If you’ve read it, tell us what you thought and tell me which book should be chosen as our Manic Monday Indie/Self-Published Author Feature for Week #4

Also, Tell me if you’ve found outstanding Indie books (for FREE or PAID) that you think deserve a spotlight in our Manic Monday. 

Please leave your choice in the comment section by Sunday and I will announce the Manic Monday Winner next Monday with the new list!
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NOT TODAY, BUT SOMEDAY!

Manic Monday Indie/Self-Published Author Feature 
Week #1


In December of 1994, when she was a junior in high school, Emi Hennigan discovered her father’s infidelity. Forced to transfer schools mid-year, she wasn’t trying to make new friends. In that same month, sophomore Nate Wilson’s girlfriend broke up with him. Searching for someone to fill the void left by his first love, he meets Emi in his art class. Nate knows he wants Emi from the moment he sees her. Emi knows she needs Nate after one night together. A life-long friendship is born, and a pact is made to ensure that nothing will come between them. This novella is the prequel to the Emi Lost & Found series.

Author: Lori L. Otto
Title: Not Today, But Someday
Genre: Young Adult >Romance
Publication Date: September 2012
Links to Purchase: AmazonB&N
Reviewer: Megan
 
My Review: 5 out of 5 stars I Absolutely Loved It!! 
 
Not Today, But Someday… is NOT what you should be saying if you haven’t read Not Today, But Someday!!
 
As the true YA book whore I am, I must say I am IN LOVE with Emi and Nate!! I read this book in one sitting… started it in the morning over coffee and finished it before closing my eyes last night… and I worked 9 hours in between there as well..  it was a fast, engaging, enthralling read. I loved the relationship between Nate and Emi, I loved them individually, I loved their banter and their quirkiness. 
 
I loath spoilers so I don’t want to say too much about the story in general, because it’s one where you can easily spoil the fun without trying. SO what I will say is the issues within the story are real, with real consequences that so many families today face. Divorce and infidelity are on the rise and it’s often the children who pay the highest price… this is a lesson Emi knows all too well. I think Lori created special characters and an engaging plot. Her gift of storytelling is exceptional and left me turning page after page without realizing I had nearly reached the end within hours…  I went to bed last night elated that there were 3 more books in this series, this being the prequel… which meant, I had just begun getting to know Nate and Emi. This morning, my coffee hadn’t even finished brewing and I was already buying the series….
 
I can hardly wait to dive in and read the next 3 books… I have seen tidbits from the descriptions of each of the books in the series and was excited when I realized this story follows Emi into her adult life…. Eek, cue the giddy, squeaky adolescent in me! 
 
I highly highly recommend Not Today, But Someday by Lori L. Otto – YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!! 
 
Manic Mondays

Manic Monday #2

Manic Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Turn The Page Book Blog, where we get to decide who the next Indie/Self Published author feature will be! 
 
It’s Monday again and we all know what that means… Blah. And of course, the weather here in Northeast Ohio clearly hasn’t gotten the memo that it’s spring, almost May to be exact. While the weather is warming up, the sky outside my window is as dreary as a winter day! 
 
Lets see if we can’t brighten things up in here a bit, shall we?
 
The chosen Indie/Self Published author for 
Manic Monday Week #1 is:
 
Lori L. Otto – Not Today, But Someday
Congratulations Lori. 
 
Before I give you the next 3 titles, I wanted to share some really fantastic stuff with you all…
Lori L. Otto has agreed to let me host a Giveaway of the Emi Lost & Found Series – This is the series that follows Not Today, But Someday!  
 
SO, stay tuned for all the details of how you can win the 3 Book Kindle version of Emi Lost & Found, by Lori L. Otto
 
Monday April 29, 2013 Manic Monday Picks
(All Found on Smashwords)
 
1. The Accidental Siren – Jake Vander Ark
2. What I Didn’t Say – Keary Taylor
3. Simply Mine – M.L. Gardner 
 
* If you’ve read it, tell us what you thought and tell me which book should be chosen as our Manic Monday Indie/Self-Published Author Feature for Week #3

Also, Tell me if you’ve found outstanding Indie books (for FREE or PAID) that you think deserve a spotlight in our Manic Monday. 

Please leave your choice in the comment section by Sunday and I will announce the Manic Monday Winner next Monday with the new list!
 
Manic Mondays

Manic Monday #1

In true blogger fashion, I wanted to create a meme that was fitting to my blog. Since my main focus are Indie/self-published authors and since I am such a manic, maniac, maniacal reader, I have therfore decided to host “Manic Monday.” 

Okay, so Mondays are always such a blah day after I’ve enjoyed my weekend of relaxing and no doubt reading… I thought I would start posting a list of new Indie books I find (FOR FREE) that I am interested in reading. I will post three books each week on the list and then this is where you will come in:

1. If you’ve read it, tell us what you thought.
2. I will let you decide which book I read of the three and the other two will be put back in the pile to potentially come back around on another Manic Monday list. 
3. Tell me if you’ve found outstanding Indie books (for FREE or PAID) that you think deserve a spotlight in our Manic Monday. 

Please leave your choice in the comment section by Sunday of that week and I will announce the Manic Monday Winner Each Monday with the new list!

Monday April 22 Manic Monday Picks
(All found on Smashwords)

1. Not Today, But Someday – Lori L. Otto
2. Invisible – Cecily Anne Patterson
3. Falling – Amber Jaeger