Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | July 25, 2014

Chandrea – The Return of the Avatar Queen (book promotion)

For those who love fantasy fiction, you are gonna love this book!!

Marlene’s debut novel, “Chandrea – The Return of the Avatar Queen” is now out online for pre-order! You can get it for 50% off at Smashwords (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/458953) if you use the coupon code FE66B! Go to her website at http://www.marlenewynn.com for more information!

About the Author:
Marlene Wynn is a Utah native – fondly referred to as “Utonian” by a friend. She transplanted herself in 1992 from the majestic Rocky Mountains to the beachy shores of Virginia Beach, VA and has been there ever since.

“Chandrea – The Return of the Avatar Queen” won 6th place in the 2012 Critique My Novel – Writing Contest.

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Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | July 10, 2014

Sweetheart Rules (book promotion)

The Sweetheart Sisters are ready to give some old school lessons in love…

Rescue Bay veterinarian Diana Tuttle is a great single mom, but she has a harder time taking care of herself. Having been burned in the past by her son’s non-committal father, the last thing she wants is a man who isn’t in it for the long haul—until a foolish one-night stand from her past walks back into her life.

Coast Guard Lt. Mike Stark has never wanted to settle down. But when his ex-wife leaves their two small children on his doorstep, he is forced to become a family man in a hurry. His return to Rescue Bay and fatherhood isn’t easy but reconnecting with Diana makes the challenge all the more worth while. Except becoming the long-term lover she has in mind may be one commitment too many…

Luckily, when Diana’s and Mike’s pasts begin to threaten their future, the Sweetheart Sisters have the perfect scheme to make this second chance last a lifetime.

About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shirley Jump spends her days writing romance and women’s fiction to feed her shoe addiction and avoid cleaning the toilets. She cleverly finds writing time by feeding her kids junk food, allowing them to dress in the clothes they find on the floor and encouraging the dogs to double as vacuum cleaners.

Visit her website at http://www.shirleyjump.com or read recipes and life adventures at http://www.shirleyjump.blogspot.com.

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Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | May 28, 2014

Strawberry Parade!!

Saturday I got to drive in my first parade!! It was awesome!! I had spent the days prior cleaning the cab and getting it waxed and then Saturday morning we put a large strawberry cupcake put on the roof. I met the company walkers at the parade and we were lined up behind a pink fire truck – my cab is pink for breast cancer awareness.

It was so much fun driving thru the parade waving and smiling and seeing everyone having a great time. I managed to talk my daughter into hopping out of the car and grabbing a plate of funnel cake – yummmm!!!

I am looking forward to driving in the parade next year!!!
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Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | May 24, 2014

Cheating to Survive (book promotion)

Can Cheating on Your Husband Bring Unimaginable Pleasure or Completely Destroy Your World?

To her three daughters, Heather is a fun-loving, silly mom. Her co-workers at Norlyn Plains Hospital think she has it all, including a handsome lawyer husband. But when a flirtatious new doctor chooses Heather to spend his down time with, he reminds her of the man she regrettably gave up so many years before. Each interaction breathes new life into her and she gives in to the doctor’s seductions, threatening her fifteen year marriage. Her co-workers Victoria and Catherine, are stunned by her actions, but when they see the positive transformation in Heather, and question their own crumbling marriages, they wonder if she has the right idea.

Can cheating on their husbands bring the three of them happiness? Or will they be destroyed by the consequences?

About the Author:
I’m a registered dietitian/personal trainer who writes contemporary romance novels in my spare time. When weight lifting, rock climbing, white-water rafting and jumping out of airplanes wasn’t enough, I decided to fulfill a dream I had as a child: to write a book. I’ve lived in New York my entire life and can’t imagine living anywhere else. I have the beaches, the bay and the city, all a half hour away. I’ve built memories here with my husband, two silly daughters and a bunch of crazy friends, all whom I love very much.

Website: http://christine-ardigo-author.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Christine.Ardigo.Author

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Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | May 17, 2014

Local Author’s Book Fair

So today I went to a local author’s book fair and had a great time. I met and chatted with quite a few authors and oh yes, even did some networking for my local writer’s group and of course, ROFCON Literature Track :)

This was my first author fair and I didn’t know quite what to expect but was not let down. I enjoyed the different genres and openness of the author’s – they were all very approachable and very nice. I did not make it to any of the discussions (panels?) that were offered but I did leave with several new books to enjoy!!

Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | March 23, 2014

Divergent (movie)

Today the family and I went to see the hot new movie Divergent starring Shailene Woodley & Theo James. I first glimpsed Shailene when she starred on The Secret Life of the American Teenager and I think she is a talented rising star.

The movie was…AWESOME!!! It held my interest the entire time – warning, it is 2hrs 20min so be prepared!! The story was actually decent and the ending left me wanting more.

Divergent is about a young girl, Tris (Shailene Woodley) who has to decide where in society she fits in. Which faction she is suited for. After her decision is made, she realizes there is more to the factions than what was being shown/told/believed and it’s up to her and Four (Theo James) to discover the plots before it’s too late. Tris and Four heat up the screen and together they keep you hanging til the end.

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Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | March 22, 2014

Shobou Con 2014

Soooooo today I was at a small local free anime con held at a library. I was there as a vendor just like last year. I have to say, this is one of my fav cons even though it’s small. Why? Because I get to sit and everybody comes by my table so I get to see all the awesome cosplay without the traffic…lol…

My table (FurrVille) did amazing this year!! I was so pleased with the success and the encouraging comments from the cosplayers. They did ask about other items that I did not bring with me – duh – but they took my business card so hopefully that will bring in more business for me…smile…I actually sold out of my hats so that deserves a big WOOT WOOT…lol…

I am hoping to have a table at this con again next year – gotta start sewing and designing more inventory now!!! …lol…

Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | March 21, 2014

Happy Birthday to ME!!

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Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | March 20, 2014

First Day of Spring!!!

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Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | March 19, 2014

ROFCON Literature Track

I had an absolute BLAST running the Literature Track (http://www.facebook.com/rofconliteraturetrack) this year at a local multi-genre con (www.rofcon.com). We had five authors that helped kick off the con and they were awesome!! It was a pleasure meeting and working with these authors and I can only hope that future cons go just as well :)

Leona Wisoker – http://www.leonawisoker.com – Her science fantasy series, Children of the Desert, is now up to four books, all published though Mercury Retrograde Press; Secrets of the Sands, Guardians of the Desert, Bells of the Kingdom, and Fires of the Desert. Book five (the last in this series) is in progress, as is a followup series. Free samples of these books can be found on Scribd, here, along with samples of other Mercury Retrograde Press books.

Tony Ruggiero – http://www.tonyruggiero.com – Dark Fantasy more your taste? Check out Tony Ruggiero. He is best known for his dark fantasy thrillers about vampires being used by the US military. Ground breaking and fast paced, the novels are a characteristic mixture of the vampire lore and the clandestine secrets of the military. The concept led to a series of books released in 2006 through 2010, labeled the Team of Darkness Declassified Files. The books include: Operation Immortal Servitude, Operation Save the Innocent, Operation Face the Fear, and Operation Endgame.

Jim Bernheimer – http://www.jimbernheimer.com – Enjoy Science Fiction & Fantasy? Jim lives in Chesapeake, Virginia with his wife Kim, and daughters Laura and Marissa. By day, he works as a Systems Administrator on a government installation. Through Gryphonwood Press, he has published four novels and through his own EJB Networking imprint, he has published two novels, a short story collection, and two anthologies.

Blessed (or cursed depending on your point of view) with an overactive imagination, Jim has long been a fan of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Seeking to put that imagination to use, he has started to write his own orginal works in hopes of making his mark on the literary world.

Jim’s literary influences include well known writers such as Robert Heinlein, Edgar Allen Poe, J.R.R Tolkien, and the not so well-known C.T. Westcott.

Jilly Foo (Jill Fredrickson) – http://www.tpcth.thewebcomic.com – Jilly Foo has been making web comics since 2004. Her longest running series are Demon Eater and The Planet Closest to Heaven. Her current updating comic Demon Eater is life story about a weakling demon trying to survive in a dog eat dog world of cannibals. A comedy really. (www.demoneater.com)

She has an educational background in Art Education and Art Therapy. She’s been around the block a few times in the web comic world, so she might be able to give you a few tips on writing, publishing, and art, all while still open to learning new things too. Jilly Foo has also ran the blog and panels of the Giant Origami Challenge in which anime conventioneers attempt to fold really really big origami. Like human sized 6ft+ origami. http://giantorigamichallenge.blogspot.com)

Steve White is best known for the “Starfire” series of novels which he co-authored with David Weber and, more recently, Charles Gannon, including The Shiva Option, which was on the New York Times extended best-seller list. He also has fourteen solo novels published by Baen Books, most recently the “Jason Thanou” series of time travel novels (one of which, Sunset of the Gods, is currently out in mass-market paperback).

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