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BLOGWORDS – Friday 15 September 2017 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – GROWING IN THE WRITING CRAFT by MICHELLE GRIEP

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – GROWING IN THE WRITING CRAFT by MICHELLE GRIEP

 

 

Reading is My SuperPower

Molly’s Cafinated Reads  |   Singing Librarian   |   Bookworm Mama

Faithfully Bookish   |   Radiant Light   |   Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

All the Book Blog Names Are Taken   |   Fiction Aficionado   |   Bibliophile Reviews

Kathleen Denly   |   Lauraine’s Notes   |   Joy of Reading

A Baker’s Perspective   |   With a Joyful Noise   |   Romances of the Cross

Moments Dipped in Ink   |   C Jane Read

Reviews by Van Daniker   |  Iola Goulton

Christian Fiction Girl   |  A Brighter Destiny   |  Sprinkles and Pink

 

 If you’d like to join us on your blog for First Line Fridays, shoot an email to:

Carrie @ Reading is My Superpower and/or Rachel @ BookwormMama and/or Beth @ FaithfullyBookish and/or Sydney @SingingLibrarianBooks

 

 

 

 

THE BLURB:  

Are you a writer at heart? How can you tell? And if you are, how do you go about composing and selling the next Great American Novel? WRITER OFF THE LEASH answers these questions and more–all in an easy to understand, tongue-in-cheek style. This is more than a how-to book. It’s a kick in the pants for anyone who wants to write but is stymied by fear, doubt, or simply doesn’t know how to take their writing to the next level. Award-winning author MICHELLE GRIEP blows the lid off stodgy old-school rulebooks and makes it clear that writing can–and should–be fun.

 

THE FIRST LINE:

When I tell people I’m a writer, I immediately get “the look.

 

MY THOUGHTS:  

A how-to written as only Michelle Griep can write it, witty and snarky, knowledgeable and fun, it lays out the basics of being an author.

 

GENRE:

Reference, Writing Skills, Research and Publishing Guides

 

STARS:

Five, of course

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, Writer Off the Leash, Growing in the Writing Craft, Michelle Griep

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 8 September 2017 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – MURDER OF A MANUSCRIPT by ANDREA MERRELL

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – MURDER OF A MANUSCRIPT by ANDREA MERRELL

 

 

Reading is My SuperPower

Molly’s Cafinated Reads  |   Singing Librarian   |   Bookworm Mama

Faithfully Bookish   |   Radiant Light   |   Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

All the Book Blog Names Are Taken   |   Fiction Aficionado   |   Bibliophile Reviews

Kathleen Denly   |   Lauraine’s Notes   |   Joy of Reading

A Baker’s Perspective   |   With a Joyful Noise   |   Romances of the Cross

Moments Dipped in Ink   |   C Jane Read

Reviews by Van Daniker   |  Iola Goulton

Christian Fiction Girl   |  A Brighter Destiny   |  Sprinkles and Pink

 

 

 If you’d like to join us on your blog for First Line Fridays, shoot an email to:

Carrie @ Reading is My Superpower and/or Rachel @ BookwormMama and/or Beth @ FaithfullyBookish and/or Sydney @SingingLibrarianBooks

 

 

 

THE BLURB:  

Few things are more heartbreaking for a writer than giving birth to a manuscript and handing it over to an agent, editor, or publisher—only to see it killed in its infancy. How do you prevent your prodigy from taking a bullet to the heart? By learning the basics and making sure your manuscripts are as clean and professional as possible.

Whether you’re a new writer or a seasoned author, the ability to edit and proofread your own material is crucial. Along with recognizing common errors, a writer should know the lingo of the writing and publishing industry, and have a good grasp of plotting, POV, crafting dialog, and so much more. Murder of a Manuscript will test your knowledge and give you the tools to polish your prose so the epitaph won’t read:

Here lie the remains of my first book. It never had a chance to show the world how wonderful it could have been.

 

THE FIRST LINE:

Everyone has a story to tell. Our job as writers is to use all the tools available and develop a working knowledge of everything required to create the best story possible.

 

MY THOUGHTS:  

A short, concise collection of some of the best guidelines for writing, always helpful to have at my fingertips!

 

 

GENRE:

Reference, Editing, Grammar

 

STARS:

Five, of course

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, Murder of a Manuscript, Andrea Merrell

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 1 September 2017 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – THE WOUND THESAURUS by ANGELA ACKERMAN and BECCA PUGLISI

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – THE WOUND THESAURUS by ANGELA ACKERMAN and BECCA PUGLISI

 

 

Reading is My SuperPower

Molly’s Cafinated Reads  |   Singing Librarian   |   Bookworm Mama

Faithfully Bookish   |   Radiant Light   |   Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

All the Book Blog Names Are Taken   |   Fiction Aficionado   |   Bibliophile Reviews

Kathleen Denly   |   Lauraine’s Notes   |   Joy of Reading

A Baker’s Perspective   |   With a Joyful Noise   |   Romances of the Cross

Moments Dipped in Ink   |   C Jane Read

Reviews by Van Daniker   |  Iola Goulton

Christian Fiction Girl   |  A Brighter Destiny

 

 If you’d like to join us on your blog for First Line Fridays, shoot an email to:

Carrie @ Reading is My Superpower and/or Rachel @ BookwormMama and/or Beth @ FaithfullyBookish and/or Sydney @SingingLibrarianBooks

 

 

 

THE BLURB:  

One of the biggest problem areas for writers is conveying a character’s emotions to the reader in a unique, compelling way. This book comes to the rescue by highlighting 75 emotions and listing the possible body language cues, thoughts, and visceral responses for each.

Using its easy-to-navigate list format, readers can draw inspiration from character cues that range in intensity to match any emotional moment. The Emotion Thesaurus also tackles common emotion-related writing problems and provides methods to overcome them.

This writing tool encourages writers to show, not tell emotion and is a creative brainstorming resource for any fiction project.

 

THE FIRST LINE:

All successful novels, no matter what genre, have one thing in common: emotion.

 

MY THOUGHTS:  

Since September is “conference month,” I decided to focus on books on the craft of writing. I’ve been following Angela and Becca’s blog, http://writershelpingwriters.net/, for a while and have a couple of their books. It’s a great resource to boost a writer’s well, writing.

 

 

GENRE:

Fiction, Reference, Writing Skills

 

STARS:

Five, of course

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, The Wound Thesaurus, Angela Ackerman, Becca Puglisi

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 25 August 2017 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – THE LONG SHADOWS OF SUMMER by ROBIN E. MASON

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – THE LONG SHADOWS OF SUMMER by ROBIN E. MASON

 

 

Reading is My SuperPower

Molly’s Cafinated Reads  |   Singing Librarian   |   Bookworm Mama

Faithfully Bookish   |   Radiant Light   |   Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

All the Book Blog Names Are Taken   |   Fiction Aficionado   |   Bibliophile Reviews

Kathleen Denly   |   Lauraine’s Notes   |   Joy of Reading

A Baker’s Perspective   |   With a Joyful Noise   |   Romances of the Cross

Moments Dipped in Ink   |   C Jane Read

Reviews by Van Daniker   |  Iola Goulton

Christian Fiction Girl

 

 

 If you’d like to join us on your blog for First Line Fridays, shoot an email to:

Carrie @ Reading is My Superpower and/or Rachel @ BookwormMama and/or Beth @ FaithfullyBookish and/or Sydney @SingingLibrarianBooks

 

 

 

 

THE BLURB:  

The southern town of Saisons lies at the crossroads between North and South, progressive and genteel antebellum life. Between East and West, between history and heritage, and new frontiers. Downton Abbey meets Gone With the Wind.

 

It’s 1912, in a world where slavery is dying and women’s rights are rising, and four young women who once shared a bond—and experienced a tragedy—question their own truths.

 

Mercedes has always been an avid reader and devours each new Sherlock Holmes mystery as soon as she gets her hands on them. When one of her friends comes to her, Mercedes vows to keep Simone’s secrets and uncover the truth.

 

But as Mercedes plays detective to her friends’ questions, she discovers something far more shocking—she herself is not who she thought she was.

 

THE FIRST LINE:

She looked so familiar to me, but I couldn’t place her. Sitting on the bench like she was outside Hooper’s Market. Her hat was at a rakish angle, her cocoa colored hair perfectly coiffed. Seemed there were tears in her green eyes. I was certain I had never seen her before. But she reminded me of someone…

 

MY THOUGHTS:  

First time writing in first person—and I must say, I like it!!! As usual, this story and its characters have taken on a life of their own—and it’s been a roller coaster ride! As she tells her story, Mercedes’ voice resonates like she’s talking to a friend. (I hope) the reader is drawn to love her as they become familiar with her struggles.

 

 

GENRE:

Women’s Fiction, Historical Fiction

 

RELEASES:

Thursday 31 August.

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, The Long Shadows of Summer, Robin E. Mason, Seasons Series, Book 1

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 18 August 2017 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – MANY SPARROWS by LORI BENTON

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – MANY SPARROWS by LORI BENTON

 

 

Reading is My SuperPower

Molly’s Cafinated Reads  |   Singing Librarian   |   Bookworm Mama

Faithfully Bookish   |   Radiant Light   |   Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

All the Book Blog Names Are Taken   |   Fiction Aficionado   |   Bibliophile Reviews

Kathleen Denly   |   Lauraine’s Notes   |   Joy of Reading

A Baker’s Perspective   |   With a Joyful Noise   |   Romances of the Cross

Moments Dipped in Ink   |   C Jane Read

Reviews by Van Daniker   |  Iola Goulton

Christian Fiction Girl

 

 

 If you’d like to join us on your blog for First Line Fridays, shoot Carrie @ Reading is My Superpower an email and let her know!

 

 

 

THE BLURB:  

Either she and her children would emerge from that wilderness together, or none of them would…

In 1774, the Ohio-Kentucky frontier pulses with rising tension and brutal conflicts as Colonists push westward and encroach upon Native American territories. The young Inglesby family is making the perilous journey west when an accident sends Philip back to Redstone Fort for help, forcing him to leave his pregnant wife Clare and their four-year old son Jacob on a remote mountain trail.
When Philip does not return and Jacob disappears from the wagon under the cover of darkness, Clare awakens the next morning to find herself utterly alone, in labor and wondering how she can to recover her son…especially when her second child is moments away from being born.

Clare will face the greatest fight of her life, as she struggles to reclaim her son from the Shawnee Indians now holding him captive. But with the battle lines sharply drawn, Jacob’s life might not be the only one at stake. When frontiersman Jeremiah Ring comes to her aid, can the stranger convince Clare that recovering her son will require the very thing her anguished heart is unwilling to do—be still, wait and let God fight this battle for them?

 

THE FIRST LINE:

Jeremiah Ring had witnessed death as often as the next man on the Allegheny frontier, but in all his thirty years he had encountered no deaths more dismaying than those confronting him now.

 

MY THOUGHTS:  

Ms. Benton does not disappoint with Many Sparrows, and this may be her finest work yet. Exquisite writing, compelling story, and an embracing message of faith and hope.

 

GENRE:

Historical Fiction

 

STARS:

ALL.THE.STARS

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, Many Sparrows, Lori Benton

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 28 July 2017 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – MISSING by LISA HARRIS

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – MISSING by LISA HARRIS

 

 

Reading is My SuperPower

Molly’s Cafinated Reads  |   Singing Librarian   |   Bookworm Mama

Faithfully Bookish   |   Radiant Light   |   Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

All the Book Blog Names Are Taken   |   Fiction Aficionado   |   Bibliophile Reviews

Kathleen Denly   |   Lauraine’s Notes   |   https://joyofreadingweb.wordpress.com/

A Baker’s Perspective   |   With a Joyful Noise   |   Romances of the Cross

Moments Dipped in Ink   |   C Jane Read

Reviews by Van Daniker   |  Iola Goulton

 

 

 If you’d like to join us on your blog for First Line Fridays, shoot Carrie @ Reading is My Superpower an email and let her know!

 

 

 

THE BLURB:  

Nikki Boyd isn’t usually called in on homicides; her forte is missing persons. But when a case with two murdered and two missing pops up on a quiet suburban street, she’s ready to start the investigation and find missing homeowners Mac and Lucy Hudson. When the first clues lead her to the boat of her friend Tyler Grant–and another dead body–Nikki must untangle what ties Tyler to the Hudsons. The clues pull her into a deadly maze of counterfeit drugs and a killer who will stop at nothing to silence anyone who threatens his business–including Nikki.

Christy Award-winning and bestselling author Lisa Harris puts you right into the action in this fast-paced thriller.Lisa Harris is a bestselling author, a Christy Award winner, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 from Romantic Times. She is the author of nearly thirty books, including the Southern Crimes series and Vendetta, winner of the Romantic Times Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2015. Harris and her family have spent twelve years living as missionaries in southern Africa. Learn more at www.lisaharriswrites.com.

 

THE FIRST LINE:

8:25 a.m., Thursday

Nashville suburb

Nikki Boyd slid out of her white Mini Cooper as two bagged bodies were being wheeled from the one-story house nestled in one of Nashville’s nicer suburbs.

 

MY THOUGHTS:  

On the TBR list…

 

GENRE:

Christian Mystery and Suspense

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, Missing, Lisa Harris

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 21 July 2017 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – REUNION AT CRANE LAKE by ROBIN BAYNE

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – REUNION AT CRANE LAKE by ROBIN BAYNE

 

 

Reading is My SuperPower

http://cafinatedreads.com  |   Singing Librarian   |   Bookworm Mama

Faithfully Bookish   |   Radiant Light   |   Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

All the Book Blog Names Are Taken   |   Fiction Aficionado   |   Bibliophile Reviews

Kathleen Denly   |   Lauraine’s Notes   |   https://joyofreadingweb.wordpress.com/

https://abakersperspective.wordpress.com   |   With a Joyful Noise   |   http://crossromance.blogspot.co.uk/

http://momentsdippedinink.com   |   http://cjaneread.blogspot.ca

 

 

 If you’d like to join us on your blog for First Line Fridays, shoot Carrie @ Reading is My Superpower an email and let her know!

 

 

 

THE BLURB:  

Colt’s memory is returning after the accident that ended his career. Now he wants to take over his family’s inn, but he’ll have to partner with his former fiancee to be able to afford it. He’ll need forgiveness to make that happen. Tia’s goal is clear: to return the inn to its former grandeur. And she’ll even work with Colt to do so. But like the inn, their relationship needs a lot of work. He broke her heart…can she ever trust him again?

 

THE FIRST LINE:

Colton Reese propped his leather boot on the gray boulder marking the driveway.

 

MY THOUGHTS:  

On the TBR list…

 

GENRE:

Christian Romance

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, Reunion at Crane Lake, Robin Bayne

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