WHO IS SHE ANYWAY?
When I think of Tina this quote immediately comes to mind: “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”
― Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey That, is definitely her. I wish to celebrate the person she is. She did not know me at all and took on the responsibility of adopting me from a Young Adult Teen Readers Event to help authors. She has definitely done that by helping to promote my work as an author. For that, I am eternally grateful. She is a very special person and I wanted you to get to know her like I have. She has recently started a new blog where she promotes the work of authors and you can grab her button on the side or go to her site. She has a Facebook page where she talks about books and reading for fun. She has agreed to answer my questions for you to know more about her and as always there is a giveaway below!
- 1. I understand you have very recently started a new blog spot. Can you tell us the purpose of your new blog?
- The purpose of my new blog is to be able to share my reviews and help promote some of my favorite Indie authors. I also get to have many giveaways!!!
2. I know that you have a day job in the medical profession of helping others. Why do you constantly help people on the internet even after you get home from work?
I love my book community! There are so many wonderful authors and fellow book lovers that I enjoy helping in any way I can. We need to stick together and celebrate our joy of reading. It makes my heart happy to help others.
3 .Do you have a family?
- I have the best family a woman could ask for. I am married to my best friend who spoils me with love and affection. We have 6 handsome and kind sons that take great care of their momma. I also have my 3 furry daughters that are my babies! Daisy my beagle, Ivy my dachshund and her momma Lily.
- 4. What is your favorite meal?
- My favorite meal is a Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato sandwich with Doritos the side.
- 5. What is your drink of choice?
- My favorite drink is a Coca Cola Classic, but I only have 1 a week. I drink mostly SoBe Vitamin water.
- 6. Mineral salts or bubble bath?
- I rarely have time for a long bath, but if I do it is bubble bath for sure.
- 7. What kind of books do you like to read?
- I love to read all types of books, but if I had to choose my favorite genre it would be paranormal romance.
8. What would be your favorite country to visit and why?
- As for my favorite country to visit, I would have to say England. I want to go see where Harry Potter was made! I am a huge Harry Potter fan!
- 9. What was your favorite thing to do in the summer as a kid?
- As a child I loved to ride my bicycle around the neighborhood and pick flowers for my mom. I would put them in my basket on the front of my bike.
- 10. What are your favorite things to do for fun?
- In the summer I love to plant my flowers and tomato plants. I also enjoy taking walks with my husband and dogs, having cookouts with my family and sitting on my swing with a book.
- 11. What is your favorite kind of music? Who is your favorite artist?
- I listen to all types of music. I enjoy country, rock, metal and pop. It really depends on my mood. Did you know you can get a lot of housework done to Slipknot? LOL My 2 favorite artists are Corey Taylor (Slipknot and Stone Sour) and Chris Cornell (Soundgarden).
- 12. Who are your favorite authors?
- Picking my favorite authors is probably the most difficult question you have asked me. I will list 5 of my favorites. BC Morin, Stephanie Judice, Peggy Martinez, David Estes (I moderate his fan group on goodreads) and my wonderful friend Jenna Roads!
- 13.What are your hobbies and interests?
- My hobbies/ interests are reading, history, scrapbooking and anything Harry Potter!
14. If you knew in advance you were going to be stranded on a deserted island and you could only take five things, what would they be?
- The 5 things I would take on a deserted island would be my family (I would be lost without them), Harry Potter books, my grandmother's family Bible that she passed down to me, writing utencils to try to write a book, and my dogs.
- 15. What is your idea of a romantic evening?
- A romantic evening would be dinner, a walk on the beach and then cuddle up with my hubby and watch a zombie movie!
16.Are you currently living your dream? If not, why not?
- I am honestly currently living my dream. To be a wife and mother is all I ever really wanted. Add to that a job working with the elderly and I couldn't be happier.
- 17. If you knew you only had one day left to live, how would you spend it?
- If I only had 1 day left to live, I would want to spend every minute of it at home with my husband and sons. I wouldn't care what we did as long as they were with me. (My dogs too!)
Thank you so much Tina for answering all of my silly questions and for all you have done for me. You are truly a beautiful person!
- Thank you Jenna for having me as a guest on your blog. I feel so special that you and I have had the opportunity to get to know you over the last few months. Hugs!!
Where can you connect with Tina?
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The Second book in the Delta Project Series has been revealed! I can't wait to read this book because the first book was totally awesome.
About book two:
D005 has been a part of a secret government program known as the Delta Project her entire life. She has been genetically modified to be stronger, faster, smarter and to heal faster. Trained in hand-to-hand combat, weaponry and battle tactics, she has been worked to physical and mental exhaustion every day of her life. Raised without love or care of any kind, she has no idea what it means to be happy – to be free. And now she has run away.
After leaving the Hartman Ranch in order to keep her new friends out of danger, Weston embarks on a mission to save her brother and the other Deltas with the help of someone from her past. While at it, she will learn more about the Delta Project itself and what it is about the Deltas that makes them special.
During her journey, she will be put in difficult situations. Will she be able to remain the caring, fun-loving Weston she became? Or will she revert to the cold, distant D005 of her past?
And will she ever see Cormac or any of the others ever again?
I totally love this cover !
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If you haven't read it, get it now before this book comes out. Not much time is left . Oh, did I mention the first book Delta Project Hide is on sale for $.99 Click on book picture to purchase:
My Review of Book One (Delta Project Hide)
***** 5 of 5 Stars
I bought this book and it was so worth it. I loved this story. The story is about D005 or Jane Weston who is part of a government project. It is called Delta Project and she is genetically modified. D005 is trained in combat and to have no emotions. She flees the project and then has to learn to live and feel on her own with the help of her new found family. She stays with Bri and Reid and soon meets swoon worthy Cormac Hartman and the three of them try to help her. This story is an action packed adventure that grabs your attention from the very beginning and keeps you on the edge of your seat. It is a page turner. I was totally captivated.
After much feedback about my scary looking cover for 'Under A Painted Sky', I decided you were right. So, I changed the cover with the expertise of the amazing Anita Stewart at Anglis Creations. Meet Isabella and Logan in the new cover. This is amazing Anita and you are awesome! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anglis-Creations/474780239256386
The awesome Mandy Anderson is interviewing me for her TOP Ten on her blog. Go check it out. She is awesome and there is a giveaway. See you there........ http://twimom101bookblog.blogspot.com/
Happy weekend everyone! To celebrate I am putting my book on sale on Amazon for $.99 for Saturday and Sunday March 23 and 24. Thanks for all of your love and support. Have a fabulous weekend! xoxo
My Review: *****
Five Stars is not enough! Wow, I was totally taken by surprise with this book. I thought it was going to be a sweet romance but it was way more than that. This story was a fantastic read. The two main characters were done so awesome. It was a heart wrenching story that had you seriously and deeply feeling for these characters. This book dealt with mainstream issues happening today and not candy coated. The book takes you on a page turning emotional journey with just enough hope to make you want to invest in Maya Anderson and Ben McCaffey and keep you on the edge of your seat. I loved, loved, loved it.
I am very fortunate to be adopted from Young Adult Teen Readers by the amazing Tina Donnelly. She has created an event to celebrate my book 'Under A Painted Sky' . Come join the fun and games she has going on at this event on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/events/472549746137410/
Excerpt From 'Under A Painted Sky'
I opened my laptop and went to Facebook. I went through my usual like, like, and updated my status. Up, up, and away in my beautiful balloon through the ‘Land of Enchantment’ today! I turned the computer off and gathered my things, placing them on the table by the door.
I sat back down to finish my coffee and heard Logan at the door. I went to open it and he said, “Good morning, Isabella. Are you ready?”
“Morning. Yes, all set,” I replied.
I looked up and we pulled out of the drive and past the security gates and we were on our way.
Logan said, “We are leaving from our business parking lot.”
“Cool, how did you arrange that?” I asked.
“Well, I have connections with the pilot,” he replied.
“How’s that?” I asked.
“He’s my uncle. His name is Joe Hayes and he is my father’s brother. You’ll like him; he’s pretty cool,” Logan said.
“That’s neat. You have your own balloon pilot,” I said.
“It does have it perks for sure, but on the downside, I have had to play balloon chaser on several occasions,” Logan said.
We arrived at Logan’s office and sure enough, there was the balloon being filled with air.
We got out and Logan inquired, “Do you want to go watch it filling?”
“Yes,” I answered.
We walked over to the balloon.
I watched in childlike amazement as our balloon was made ready for us. Logan’s uncle came up to me and said, “I don’t believe we’ve met, because I certainly would have remembered it.”
Logan said, “Uncle Joe, this is Isabella Reed.”
“Glad to meet you,” Uncle Joe said.
“You, too,” I replied.
Joe said, “We will be off in just a few minutes.”
“Great,” I replied.
The balloon was on the ground and the basket was on its’ side on the ground. A fan was blowing into the balloons’ envelope and the material opened up and was flooded with color all of a sudden. It started to almost straighten up and it was beautiful with turquoise, purple and green. Each color looked like a cloud around the balloon with turquoise on top then purple and last was green. It had a nice basket with leather trim.
Joe got in and fired up the burner that seemed to breathe life into it. It had that same heavy breathing sound I heard on the first morning in the land of enchantment. They told me to get in the balloon as well. Logan straightened and untied the ropes while he kept us there and then jumped into the balloon. There were two more guys who were taking our pictures and then they jumped in their trucks.
Logan looked at me and said, “They are balloon chasers for us. They follow us around in case we need their assistance and help us with the landing later on.”
I nodded my head as we started our adventure ascending higher and higher until we were drifting on a peaceful breeze. It was very close quarters in the balloon basket and Logan was touching my arms and legs. I caught a breeze and I smelled Hugo Boss cologne. The day just got better. I couldn’t believe it. My first balloon ride ever and I was up in the clouds with the most handsome guy I had ever seen who was touching my whole body on one side, making gentle pulsations flow through me like electricity. What has this guy done to me? I looked up at him and he had a smile that would melt even the coldest heart. He looked down at me with a look that seemed to
say I was the most beautiful girl in the whole world. How did he make me feel that way?
Logan pointed to a river as we approached. “That is the Rio Grande Valley.”
We went across it in the cool, crisp morning air. We were at the top of the trees. Logan reached out, picked a couple leaves and handed them to me. I couldn’t believe we could touch the treetops. We were floating through the sky weightless like the clouds and it was so wonderful.
Logan’s uncle told me about some of the history of the area. He was also a jokester and was very funny. We dropped down to lightly splash the basket in the river and then went back up again. I sputtered with squeals of joy and Logan laughed. We continued to float across the sky and headed toward the clouds. Logan turned me around with his strong arm around my shoulder to show me the Sandia Mountains. I could really get used to that arm around me. Oh, there I go again, I scolded myself. The mountains were breathtakingly beautiful. It was so serene and tranquil. The rising sun with other balloons around it painted the sky with a silhouette that was major eye candy.
We continued on our magical journey with a view like no other. We crossed over peoples’ homes with them looking up awestruck, waving to us. This is a real friendly place to start with, but in
that moment, I felt like a movie star. Logan reached in his pocket and pulled out these cards and threw them down to the kids. They looked like credit cards.
Logan explained, “These are balloon cards that tell all about this balloon and about the pilot with a picture of the balloon on the front. They are collected by young and old, sort-of like baseball cards. Have one, Isabella.”
Wow, this ride has been full of excitement and surprises. This was an unforgettable memory.
After more time with Joe telling me about this mysterious and wondrous place while drifting through time, we started going down toward land. Our balloon chasers were waiting for us on the ground and after a bump, we landed. It was a piece of cake. We climbed out and my feet touched the ground, but I was already dreaming about my next balloon ride. I knew I would do this again without a doubt.
“What did you think, Isabella?” Logan asked.
“I think I am totally in love,” I replied.
Everyone turned and looked at me and I said, “With this ballooning activity.”
My face instantly flushed at how my original words sounded.
Joe said, “I’m glad you clarified that because I am happily married.” He flashed me a wink.
“It was incredible beyond words. I am really mesmerized by this place,” I said.
Joe said, “You would be surprised at how many people come here to vacation and never leave.”
“I can certainly see why,” I enthused.
sweet adjective ˈswēt a : pleasing to the mind or feelings : AGREEABLE, GRATIFYING - often used as a generalized term of approval
obliv·i·on noun ə-ˈbli-vē-ən, ō-, ä- 1: the fact or condition of forgetting or having forgotten; esp : the condition of being oblivious 2: the condition or state of being forgotten or unknown
Have you ever wanted to forget? Nariella Woodlinn has. Many times. Especially when her already frustrating life gets turned upside down by a mysterious boy who randomly shows up in her small town and she can’t seem to understand anything about him, despite how much she tries.
Nari hates everything about her life except for her best friend Rydan, but now that they’ve been separated during their senior year of high school, she has to learn to make new friends without him. When strange unexplainable phenomenons start becoming an every day part of her life, Nari struggles to come to grips with reality. And with love.
Naminé has responsibilities. Duties. It is her obligation to fulfill all that is asked of her by their King. But when a glimmer of hope is introduced to her by a prisoner she tends to and it means life or death for her and her people, she does all that she can to turn that hope into reality and finally end the vicious war that has been ensuing since she was born. Even if that means keeping it secret from her King. Even if it means carrying out the biggest betrayal against the King ever seen during her time.
She has hope. She will fulfill her duty. She will not let her people down.
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Great Read! Full of mystery and intrigue. Sweet Oblivion was a great name for this book because that is exactly where the story takes you. You will feel every emotion and this book will hold your attention intensely at times. I loved this book. There is a cliff hanger, but there will be another book so you have much to look forward to. This is a story about an orphan named Nariella, who lives with a dead beat foster father. She has one friend only named Rydan, who is a musical prodigy and
and gets shipped away to music school leaving her all alone.
She meets two new students from Australia named Desmund and Zaylie and they become close.
When she meets a hunky English guy named Mycah everything starts to change and she is forbidden to tell her best friend Rydan about the paranormal things she witnesses. You will fall in love with the sexy guys in the book and really all the characters. It will leave you wanting more. I can't wait for the next book.
About the author:
Bailey Ardisone is a collaboration between two sisters who were born and raised outside of Chicago, Illinois. They combined their creative forces to write the first book in their series, called Sweet Oblivion. Though the name Bailey Ardisone applies to both of them, for the sake of answering questions they will each take on one of the names to make things easier.
The older sister of the two in Bailey Ardisone, has always loved getting lost in books, movies, music, and art. Fantasy is her favorite genre. She gets her love of words from their grandmother who together used to write poems, short stories and even greeting cards. Her biggest goal would be to travel and explore the world. She loves going to the beach, enjoys football sundays, and spending time with friends and family.
The younger sister of the two in Bailey Ardisone, has always held a strong love for anything art related. Whether it be drawing, music, or constantly day-dreaming, her mind never stops imagining wonderful stories and possibilities. She finally got to put some of those ideas to use with her new found love of writing novels. Some other things she is forever obsessed with are Japanese Anime and Manga, animals, traveling, her home city of Chicago and anything in miniature form. One thing she can never get enough of is sleeping/taking naps and sour skittles.
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Come One, Come All, Authors and Readers!
Mary Smith, a vital member of our community was wronged today in a very big way. She has a blog and does tours. She really supports Indie Authors. For pay of the tours, all that she has required in the past for all of that hard work, is to be paid with a book from the author. She was promised a book and it was never sent, and when she asked why, she was told it was just too much.
As Indie Authors I wish for us all to take a stand. I am not the only one. Many are outraged by this. I can't believe she does all that work for a book. She has been hurt deeply and I wondered if we could all come together and send Mary a book. It can be your book or a book you love. Let's fill up Mary's home library so full she will need another one. If you are with me, come to this event and put your name in the comments and join this outpouring of love.
Invite all of your friends please and let's have an outpouring of love she will never forget. Thank you so much!
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