Agent Bookworm by Vanessa Kay Concon @VanessaConcon

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Tell Us About Your Blog
Agent Bookworm is an online book review site which provides varieties of book reviews ranging from suspense, to romance, to inspirational, to mystery, to thrillers, until tagalog romance pocketbooks.

Why Did You Start a Book Blog?
It was never intentional actually. I love books. I always love to read for it gives me the freedom to go to different places and experience a lot of things. But one day, while I was in my bed, I realized that I want to make an online journal to keep track of the books I have read. And I was happy for what I’ve been doing.

What Kinds of Books do You Review?
I’m actually into suspense/thrillers books but I am always open into trying other genres.

What advice would you give new book bloggers?
I am just new in blogging so I can only contribute some few advice.

Book blogging surely would take a lot of time and effort. And it is also important that you love what you’re doing and have a passion for books and blogging to keep your blog running. It would also be helpful to ask some tips and guides to some bloggers. That actually what I did when I was just starting with my blog.

How Do You Like Authors to Contact You?
Email

Contact Info
http://agentbookworm.blogspot.com/p/about-me.html

Blog Link:
Agent Bookworm

Social Media Links
https://www.facebook.com/aVriLAdict
https://twitter.com/VanessaConcon
http://citationsavenue.tumblr.com/
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/29680071-vanessa-kay-concon

Lessons from My Reading by M. K. [Kay] Theodoratus

Tell Us About Your Blog
On Thursdays, I’m opening my blog to fiction writers [no erotica since I write YA] to do a blog on a specific topic. Currently it’s “My Worst Writing Fear”. I offer a link and short blurb to the work you’re currently promoting. Complete guidelines are available at mkkaytheod-at-yahoo-com.

Please bookmark my info for the future.

Kay

Why Did You Start a Book Blog?
I don’t know, except all the advice says writers should have blogs. So I’ve been doing book reviews/comments for over three years since I couldn’t think of anything else to write about. I now accept guest blogs on Thursdays from fiction writers to liven things up and, maybe, give something back to the community.

What Kinds of Books do You Review?
I write, read, review fantasy, but I don’t solicit books to review. I have a different formula.

My guest blogs are open to authors who write in other genres [not erotica since I write YA].

What advice would you give new book bloggers?
Be consistent and blog at least once a week. No, I don’t blog once a week, usually three times a month.

How Do You Like Authors to Contact You?
Email

Contact Info
Ask for my guest post guidelines at mkkaytheod-at-yahoo-com.

Blog Link:
Lessons from My Reading

Social Media Links
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/M-K-Theodoratus/235376633158175?
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kaytheod
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5478544-m-k-theodoratus
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/m-k-theodoratus/5a/b09/197
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/114959381917569899950
Author Website: http://www.mktheodoratus

Authors Promotion by Madi Preda @AUTHORSPR

Tell Us About Your Blog
Everything for Book Marketing and PR for writers and a new activity – book cover design.

Why Did You Start a Book Blog?
Love of Books and dreaming to establish a little business as a book publicist.

What Kinds of Books do You Review?
Most wanted:Inspirational

How Do You Like Authors to Contact You?
Email

Contact Info
authorspromotion@gmail.com

Blog Link:
AUTHORS PROMOTION

Social Media Links

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/23530100-madi-preda-authorspr

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorsPR?ref=hl

The Child Is Father Of The Man by Ignatius Fernandez

Tell Us About Your Blog
The blog is about value-based parenting. LEAD is the prescription, where L is for LOVE, E for Example, A for Advice and D for Discipline. Parents have to continually LEAD their children. When they fail, the consequences are serious. Each aspect – L, E, A, D – has been expanded in the blog with examples and stories from around the world.

Why Did You Start a Book Blog?
I had written a series of articles on parenting for some magazines and sites. The response was encouraging, with requests to write a book. Before starting on the book I started the blog. Although there are not very many visitors to the blog, the feedback from those who read the blog has been good.
As a father of four grown son, I saw closely how parenting skills, or the lack of them, affect children. It left on me a lasting impression – which I tried to convey in the blog and book.

What advice would you give new book bloggers?
Pick a subject that has popular appeal. Make sure you have thoughts to contribute. Be consistent. If you decide to post once a week, keep the schedule. Find new ideas to spice the blog.

How Do You Like Authors to Contact You?

Email

Contact Info
My website: www.ignatiusfernandez.com

Blog Link:
The Child Is Father Of The Man

Books Unhinged Book Blog by Stacy (StacyHgg) @StacyHgg

Tell Us About Your Blog
We are four “unhinged” chicks who have an admittedly unhealthy addiction to Romance Novels! We go by StacyHgg, Christina The Book Bitch, LadyBalls, and Stephanie The Book Hooker on social media.

Why Did You Start a Book Blog?
I (StacyHgg) found a few books that I was absolutely CRAZY about and I wanted to share my love of these and other books with the world!

What Kinds of Books do You Review?
Mostly Contemporary Romance. Young Adult – New Adult – Erotica (including Dark Erotica) – Chick-Lit/Women’s Fiction – and a little Paranormal Romance.

What advice would you give new book bloggers?
Book Blogging takes A TON of time! You have to like blogging almost as much as you like reading. I literally spend an hour a day just going through my emails for the blog. So ask other bloggers how they save time, time management is key :-)
And don’t be afraid to ask other bloggers anything and everything. That’s how you learn!

What Formats of Manuscripts or Books Will You Accept for Reviews?
No preference

How Do You Like Authors to Contact You?
Contact Form on Blog,Other

Contact Info
We have a separate website for Authors, Publishers, and PR reps http://booksunhinged.weebly.com/
All contact info is on this website

Blog Link:
Books Unhinged Book Blog

Social Media Links
http://www.facebook.com/BooksUnhinged
http://www.twitter.com/StacyHgg
http://www.pinterest.com/stacyhgg/
http://stacy-hgg.tumblr.com
http://www.goodreads.com/stacyhgg

Crime Writing Confidential by Keith Dixon @keithyd6

Tell Us About Your Blog
My blog is aimed at people who are interested in crime writing, especially from the perspective of the writing itself. Its subtitle is ‘What crime writers do and how they’ve done it.’ What I do – generally – is take a recently-published book and review it in term of how the book is structured and written, drawing out some lessons for writers or those who are just interested in how crime writing work. I also delve into the archives occasionally and ‘review’ older books, too.

Why Did You Start a Book Blog?
It started as a promotional tool but also as a way for me to start think in a more structured way about crime writing. In analysing books for the reviews I’ve become much more aware myself of how to write and how to create the kind of impact I want. In that sense, it’s as much for me as it is for readers.

What Kinds of Books do You Review?
Typically contemporary crime novels, and more often than not, American crime writing. Though I did write something about Jo Nesbo …

What advice would you give new book bloggers?
Try to do it regularly, otherwise you get out of the habit.

What Formats of Manuscripts or Books Will You Accept for Reviews?
PDF, eReader formated

How Do You Like Authors to Contact You?
I Find Books Myself

Blog Link:
Crime Writing Confidential

Social Media Links
@keithyd6
https://www.facebook.com/idlewriter

Robin Hawdon by Robin Hawdon

Tell Us About Your Blog
Messages from the Darwin family from beyond the grave. This will tell you more about the novel SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST than any publishers blurb.

Why Did You Start a Book Blog?
To promote the book.
The debate about Darwinism is always with us, but interest seems to be growing at present, when the world’s religious and philosophical beliefs are in such disarray. What are the origins of evil? What is the cause of man’s inhumanity to man? Evolutionary theory tackles these subjects and Darwin’s revolutionary concept is more relevant today than ever. This novel concerns its contentious premise, and its influence on the modern world scene.

What Kinds of Books do You Review?
Good ones.

What advice would you give new book bloggers?
Content above spam.

What Formats of Manuscripts or Books Will You Accept for Reviews?
Print book only

Contact Info
www.robinhawdon.com

Blog Link:
Robin Hawdon

Social Media Links
Too many

Colleen M Bratley by Colleen Bratley @dspiritdancer

Tell Us About Your Blog
Right now I just have reviews of other indie authors up, but I have something else in the works that will be up soon. Stay tuned.

Why Did You Start a Book Blog?
I love to write, and wanted somewhere to post all the reviews I do. Then I would also have some place to write anything I want in the future.

What Kinds of Books do You Review?
I will do most anything except autobiographies, cookbooks or history books, but my preference is fantasy, young adult and fiction.

What advice would you give new book bloggers?
Write from your heart. Don’t pay attention to what you think you should say, because readers want to hear the truth not what you think they want to hear. Write when ever you feel like it, not at a scheduled time. I think you will be amazed at what you have to say.

What Formats of Manuscripts or Books Will You Accept for Reviews?
eReader formated

How Do You Like Authors to Contact You?
Email,Contact Form on Blog

Contact Info
scantlinhuber@gmail.com

Blog Link:
Colleen M Bratley

Social Media Links
twitter: dspiritdancer
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/colleen.bratley.5
website: http://www.bhbooks.co
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/ColleenMBratley

The Most Happy Reader by Shannon Leigh

Tell Us About Your Blog
It is strictly a book review blog. I began with Tudor historical fiction as that is where my interest lies, but I have loved reviewing other general fiction that I would have never read otherwise.

Why Did You Start a Book Blog?
To give myself an opportunity to share my thoughts on the many books I read and felt heard and I think I was starting to bore friends to death.

I am a mom, an avid traveler and reader bolstered by a BA and MA in History.

What Kinds of Books do You Review?
Historical Fiction
General Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biography

What advice would you give new book bloggers?
Keep at it and get involved with other bloggers – network. That will make you feel included rather than swimming in the midst of the ocean alone.

What Formats of Manuscripts or Books Will You Accept for Reviews?
PDF, eReader formated , Print book only

How Do You Like Authors to Contact You?
Email

Contact Info
Shannon Leigh
The Most Happy Reader
mosthappyreader@gmail.com
213 Ducktrap Court
Simpsonville, SC 29681
864-200-1616

Blog Link:
The Most Happy Reader

errm…my blog! by Darren Worrow

Tell Us About Your Blog
You must get a blog they say, they say it again and again, not even revealing who “they” really are. So, not one to bite against the status-quo I did exactly that. Without wanting to bore the potential reader with the ins and outs of my life, what I had for breakfast and how I feel about the current price of eggs I decided that I would write some short stories and give them away for nothing, because I’m like that. Some of them are funny, some surreal and others float into horror, any genre I care to ruin I will.

Why Did You Start a Book Blog?
I told you above, “they” made me do it, its not my fault.

What Kinds of Books do You Review?
I don’t post reviews on my blog. Perhaps I could as I do review on amazon, goodreads and interview artists and writers for Self Publisher Magazine. Is that not enough for you book goodies lot, cripes!

What advice would you give new book bloggers?
Don’t treat it like a secret diary, that could mean trouble and I don’t think its particularly interesting for others to read unless your name is Tom Hanks or Madonna or something like that.

What Formats of Manuscripts or Books Will You Accept for Reviews?
No preference

How Do You Like Authors to Contact You?
Social Media – i.e. Facebook Message or @Tweet

Contact Info
www.darrenworrow.webs.com

Blog Link:
errm…my blog!

Social Media Links
I do Shelfari, GoodReads, Mars, Twitter and there are many others that you can find me on. But hey, we’ve only just met, let’s take it a bit slower, I’m getting all hot under the collar. All I ask of you at this conjunction is that you “Like” my Facebook page….here it be: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Darren-Worrow/361425583889365

Thanks,

Darren.

marymacsbooktique by Mary McPhee

Tell Us About Your Blog
It’s mostly about my books and writing.

Why Did You Start a Book Blog?
To help publicize my Kindle books.

What Kinds of Books do You Review?
I haven’t reviewed any books except my own.

What advice would you give new book bloggers?
It’s hard work but fun so keep at it. And try to attract readers by visiting other blogs.

What Formats of Manuscripts or Books Will You Accept for Reviews?

How Do You Like Authors to Contact You?
Email

Blog Link:
marymacsbooktique

Please Tale A Seat by Roland Cheek @rolandcheek

Tell Us About Your Blog
a psycho thriller

one soldier’s war at home

August 5, 2013

TRI-WEEKLY, TRY WEEKLY, OR TRY WEAKLY

“Mountain Musing” is about to change from its twice-weekly delivery dates (Mondays & Thursday) to once-per-week, on Tuesday. The reason? Because another blog will join it and Saturday’s “Campfire Culture” as a third Roland blog offering. The plan is to introduce my coming “The Dogged and the Damned” e-book in serial form in 800 to 1,100 word segments, posted tri-weekly (Mon, Wed, Fri).

At least, that’s the plan. It’ll be a novel and innovative way to promote a book via internet serialization. (Remember the Saturday Evening Post serials from years ago?) While posting it three times a week will be a challenge, it’s one to which I’m looking forward. My tri-weekly postings may turn out to be “try” weekly, or even “try” weakly. But I’m committed.

“Campfire Culture” is, of course, devoted to an outdoors focus, while “Mountain Musing” strays much farther abroad–wherever I want to go (like sharing this exciting new concept). The oncoming new blog will be devoted to books, perhaps eventually getting into my upcoming stories: like the one about Yogo sapphires, the world’s greatest gemstone discovery (even greater than South Africa’s Kimberley diamond yield). Or perhaps I’ll use the new blog to introduce the decades-long letter exchange with Bob Elman (my late, great editor), and how he taught me to write. First, though, will come installments of “The Dogged and the Damned” in all it’s raw, newly updated, based-on-a-true-story about a soldier suffering the effects of terrible WW II battles, and his war at home:

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Why Did You Start a Book Blog?
A series of events that occurred in the area where I came to manhood simmered in my subconscious for sixty years. It’s a story about a former WWII soldier struggling with psychological impairment in the wake of a series of bloody New Guinea engagements. Today we call it PTSD; yesterday it was “battle fatigue;” day-before-yesterday it was “shell shock.”

Confined to a U.S. Veteran’s Administrative hospital in my hometown, the young man escaped three times in order to live by his wits in the wilds, sometimes for months at a time. Three times he was brought back to detention, the last time after wounding a deputy in a furious gun battle.

It was a story that wouldn’t leave me alone, despite the fact that all mental institution records are sealed as a matter of cours (that’s why I novelized it), but copious newspaper inches was devoted to the tale, and I personally knew many of the hospital staff (who were sympathetic to the real-life protagonist), as well as several law enforcement officers (who were not).

Now my readers can follow along as the book is written.

Encouraged to read by parents with eclectic reading habits. Reading comic strips before I started school. First serious book was “Man-Eaters of the Kumaon” by Jim Corbett (at age ten).

Moved through a rebellious period as teenager, dropped from school, wasn’t worth the powder to blow me to hell. A love for reading saved me; ultimately providing access to an education I should’ve acquired years previous.

I followed my father into the timber industry, fulfilled a burgeoning love for the outdoors . . . and one woman. We married too young, had children too soon, and thrived in spite of the roadblocks we emplaced in our path because we became a team. We moved from the Oregon of our childhood to a Montana that provided both opportunity for a man of my wood products experience and a great stage for outdoor adventure, with a plethora of wildernesses, free-flowing rivers, and national parks and wildlife refuges.

I’d become an elk hunter par excellence, but soon sought a graduate degree in grizzly bear observation and understanding. Then I left a secure, steady job in the timber industry to take up guiding others to adventure in what many believe to be America’s greatest wild place: the Bob Marshall Wilderness. A requisite for guiding others to adventure was a necessity to entertain around campfires.

I became a storyteller—a very good storyteller!

Campfire stories led to written stories sold to some of America’s best outdoors magazines: Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, and Sports Afield. I began a regular newspaper outdoor column eventually carried in 17 newspapers across Montana and Oregon; then began a daily radio program airing in 75 stations from Sag Harbor on Long Island to Reedsport on Oregon’s Pacific Coast.

Lastly, I turned to books.

I’m still turning to books.

What Kinds of Books do You Review?
If I can’t say something positive about an author or book i don’t say anything, so, genre’s I like in both non-fiction and fiction get most of my reading time. Never Horror, paranormal, seldom science fiction or time travel.

What advice would you give new book bloggers?
Never write just to be filling a page, give your readers something remember they are your future customers. Make them feel you care about them.

What Formats of Manuscripts or Books Will You Accept for Reviews?
PDF, eReader formated , Print book only, No preference

How Do You Like Authors to Contact You?
Email,Contact Form on Blog,Social Media – i.e. Facebook Message or @Tweet

Contact Info

Blog Link:
Please Tale A Seat

Social Media Links
Twitter@rolandcheek
Facebook@rolandcheek.1

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