Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Outwitted (A Sadie Witt Mystery)

The Witt’s End Resort in Northern Minnesota will never be the same when Sadie Witt assumes the role of funeral director’s helper after the untimely murder of the previous assistant. After skeletal remains are discovered under Cabin 12, Sadie and her sister set out to solve a murder and reveal a secret that ties a prominent community member to a notorious crime operation.
Shenanigans abound when the resort manager unwittingly rents Cabin 12 to the funeral director’s ex-husband, a raucous character who causes one outrageous funeral mishap after another.
Flamboyant Sadie isn’t your typical sixty-four year old senior citizen. The recently departed arrive at Witt's End with issues and she has no choice but to help them unravel their puzzles.
BE WARNED…If you think Cabin 12 conceals a mystery, don’t check into Cabin 14, because no guest ever leaves alive!

This book was rather fun to read I loved that Sadie was a "Granny gone Wild", with her crazy hair, clothes, and of course the fact she talks to dead people. She was my favorite out of the bunch...just down right spunky! I felt sorry for her twin sister Jane at times....LOL
As for story line, it was kind of disappointing to figure out a telling part of the story so early on. I almost made the book fly across the room, but I pressed on and read further, which I'm so glad I did!!!!!
This book surprised actually had a bunch more to offer and offer it did....a whole different plot unfolded within the original and added to it.
No longer was Sadie just helping Jed find out why he showed up at cabin 14, but now a baby snatching ring.
Then you have Aanders drunk father in the picture and poor Jane thinking she's getting!
I sure hope Sadie is taking her vitamins!!!!!!!
Thankfully it looks like there will be another book coming at least I think that's what the man with the gun on the porch was all about.....!!?????
Guess we'll have to wait and see.
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Special Guest Post-

Hello Literary-Folk!

My name is Laura Kreitzer, and I’m the author of the Timeless Series and the Summer Chronicles. This week I would like to alert everyone on a colossal crisis that’s gone unnoticed in the world: human trafficking. That’s why I’ve asked hundreds of blogs to be involved with spreading the word on this issue that’s become close to my heart.

As an author, and someone whose life is put in the spotlight, I keep most people at a distance. Only a handful of my friends know the whole me and the events from my past. But this week I’d like to share with you a part of myself that the outside world doesn’t see (and a part of me I don’t like to share). I was emotionally abused for five years by someone I thought loved me, my mind beaten into submission. Though the turmoil I went through doesn’t penetrate as deep as someone forced into slavery on the worldwide market for human trafficking, I can sadly relate in some ways: imprisoned, my life dictated down to what I wore, ate, where I went, whom I spoke to, where I worked, when I slept, bending to his every whim. He did not sway, even when I cried through some of the more traumatic things he had me do. I was a slave in my own home. In my desperation for freedom, I held out a gun and asked him to just end my suffering. I was desperate.

I can’t even imagine how many women (and men) in the world are in a similar situation. What’s even worse, I had it mild compared to the children that are sold for labor or sex. Surprisingly, the good ol’ U.S.A. is reported to be the host to two million slaves. Did you know this? Because I certainly did not; not until I was preparing to write my newest novel: Phantom Universe. The main character, Summer Waverly, was stolen as a child and sold as a slave to the captain of a modern-day pirate ship. From a loved child who only knew “time-out” as punishment, to being whipped into silence was something I knew nothing about. So I researched deeply into human trafficking and the psychological effects of torture of various types that one would endure in these circumstances. I felt shaken at my findings and knew I had to tell Summer’s story. (Read a sneak peek here.)

A storm began to brew in my mind; transforming, morphing, twisting, and expanding into this massive, black cloud. I had to bring this tragic atrocity to the forefront. My own emotional experiences, mixed with the research I did on human trafficking, made me feel an intense connection with Summer, and to all women who’ve been through this kind of brutality. The cloud ruptured and rained all over my computer one day. It took one month to write Phantom Universe, the first in the Summer Chronicles. I was so consumed by the story that I wrote nearly nonstop, only breaking for necessary tasks like eating, showering, and occasionally—very occasionally—sleeping.

Though the book I’ve written would be classified as Science Fiction, or as I’d like to call it, Dystopian, the emotions and psychological aspects are not Science Fiction—they're real. Reviewers have said many amazing things about Summer, this character who is so real in my mind and who I cried along with as the words poured from my soul onto my screen.
“I admired Summer's strength and ability to adapt,” says CiCi’s Theories. “I felt tied to her emotions,” Jennifer Murgia, author or Angel Star admits. And Tahlia Newland, author of Lethal Inheritance, remarks, “Summer is strong and smart in mind [. . .]”
Through her overwhelmingly horrendous past, Summer goes on more than just a physical journey in Phantom Universe, she goes on a psychological one as well; growing beyond her mute state to persevere and survive in a new world beyond the whip she’s so frightened of.

Now that the release date is here, I’m excited and terrified to share this story with everyone. I’m emotionally tied in every way to the words I’ve written, because they’re more than words. More than just a story on a page. Beyond the fictional aspects, there’s a real issue that needs to be addressed: human trafficking must be stopped. We shouldn’t sit idly by while this continues to plague us. Our world’s children—our nation’s children—are being affected. It’s time we take action!

Earlier this month Phantom Universe hit Barnes and Noble’s top 100 Best Selling list. I’ve decided to donate 10% of my sales from Phantom Universe, until the end of February, to the DNA Foundation.
“DNA hopes to help abolish modern day slavery, deter perpetrators, and free the many innocent and exploited victims. We are committed to forcing sex slavery out of the shadows and into the spotlight.

Freedom is a basic human right and slavery is one of the greatest threats to that freedom. No one has the right to enslave another person.”

—From DNA Foundation’s Website
I ask that you spread the word to everyone you know. Look around on the DNA Foundation website and find a way to get involved in ending human trafficking. Take action today. Everyone has a voice—you have a voice. Will you have the courage to use it?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Follower Love Winner

First- I want to thank everyone that came by, I'm almost up to 300 followers!!!
(Totally COOL!!!)

Second-  HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!!!!!!!

Finally- The Winner of the Follower Love Hop!!!!!

Book Noise
I have sent her an email :)

Come Back in March for another HOP  hosted by I am a reader Not a writer (she's so AWESOME!) and various prize through out the month (It's my Birthday Month, Why not Party...LOL)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Follower Love Giveaway Hop

Wow....It's time to show my followers some love....
and what a better way than to join a hop hosted by
I am a Reader, Not a writer.
Currently I'm number 73 of 214 bloggers apart of this hop
(wow just think if you entered each giveaway!)
So I bet you want to know what I'll be giving away to the lucky follower....
The winner can choose either a $10 e-card from Amazon
Any book up to $10 from the Book Depository.

Now the hard part......
You must be a follower...Because it is for "Follower Love".....LOL
(and I do kinda love watching the number go up and down)
Just comment that you are a follower old or new....I'm not picky...everyone only gets one entry no extras
I'll post the winner here on the 14th
(some time that is my wedding anniversary so it might be a bit late...LOL)
I was going to attempt to use a form this time around but time flew next time.....please feel free to NOT post your email.....I'll get it from your blogger profile should you win or post for you to email me :0)
No worries
I can be such a blonde at times....LOL
Good Luck everyone.....
Oh and I think everyone who likes Highlanders should so read this book

Time travel and Highlanders......Need I say more......Later this week...I promise!

Remember to check out the other wonder blogs along the hop.....