Monday, March 18, 2019

"Death by Association" by Paula Darnell


GUEST POST and GIVEAWAY
Death by Association
(DIY Diva Mystery Book 1)
by Paula Darnell

Death by Association (DIY Diva Mystery Book 1) by Paula Darnell

Death by Association by Paula Darnell is currently on tour with Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours. The tour stops here today for a guest post by the author, an excerpt, and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.


Description
DIY Diva Laurel McMillan learns that the high walls and guarded gates of Hawkeye Haven can't protect her community.
When Laurel takes her pampered, chocolate Labrador retriever, Bear, for an early morning walk, she finds her friend, security guard Bessie, bleeding and unconscious at her guardhouse post. If the attack on Bessie isn't enough to set the residents' nerves on edge, the murder of Victor Eberhart, the unpopular president of the powerful homeowners' association, certainly does the trick.
Despite teaching DIY classes and writing project instructions for her latest book, DIY for Dog Lovers, Laurel manages to squeeze in time for some DIY detective work. But as she gets closer to the truth, Victor's killer would like nothing better than for the DIY Diva to take a dive.

Excerpt from Chapter 1
“Bear, no!” I warned, as my chocolate Labrador retriever lunged toward a rabbit that had suddenly popped out from under a leafy bush and landed on the sidewalk just a few feet ahead of us. “Stay here, boy.” Bear wanted to chase the bunny, but I grabbed his collar, holding him back until the little rabbit hopped away, across the street and onto the manicured, green fairway of Hawkeye Haven’s golf course, which meandered through our walled, guard-gated community.
Although Bear would have liked nothing better than to follow the bunny and have a chance to explore the verdant expanse of the golf course, if I were seen walking my dog there, I’d be slapped with a huge fine by Hawkeye Haven’s aggressive homeowners’ association.
The golf course was reserved strictly for players, so neither residents nor their dogs were allowed to walk there. (HOA Regulation 101 states that “only golf course employees and golfers cleared through the golf course pro shop or starter station are allowed on the course, and all others are in violation and will be subject to fines and penalties or arrest for trespassing.”) Although we were banned from walking on the golf course, and we always walked on the sidewalk, rather than on the neighborhood front lawns, at least Bear could enjoy the grass in our backyard, where he loved to romp and play fetch.
Bear stared longingly at the rabbit as it stopped and, teasing, looked back at him before bouncing away across the golf course.
“Come on, Bear,” I urged, releasing his collar while keeping a tight grip on his leash, and we resumed our walk. When the rabbit’s appearance had startled us, I’d been thinking about the do-it-yourself jewelry class that I’d be teaching later in the morning.
The rabbit forgotten, Bear trotted happily along while I mentally reviewed the project that I would present to my DIY Crystal Necklace class later at the community center. Although the project was a relatively simple one, the crystal necklaces that the students—all residents of Hawkeye Haven—would be making qualified as true dazzlers with plenty of sparkle. Each student would be stringing three strands of faceted Swarovski crystal beads to make a necklace in the color of her choice, each necklace featuring a large crystal pendant in the center. When I previewed the project, there had been plenty of oohs and aahs, and I’d been sure that the women in the class would be well pleased with their showy necklaces.
I had accidentally stumbled into my job by turning the DIY craft, fashion, and home dec projects that I loved to design into cash, first with a blog, which had attracted a book editor’s attention, and then with a series of books, each with a different DIY theme. I supplemented my writing income with design jobs for crafts’ manufacturers, and now that I was teaching DIY classes at Hawkeye Haven, I had the perfect way to test my projects and instructions by presenting them to my students, who just happened to fit the profile of my books’ readers.
Bear’s ears perked up as a dog, sensing Bear’s presence in his home territory, began to bark frantically in a neighbor’s backyard as we passed by on the front sidewalk. Bear acknowledged the other pet with a short courtesy “woof” and continued on his way, unperturbed.
Much as I hated to rouse the neighborhood with our early morning walks, dawn remained the best time of the day for a big furry dog like Bear to take a walk in the summer. Even though the humid heat of late August would soon fade into more tolerable autumn weather, we were experiencing record-breaking high temperatures, and the hot spell was forecast to last several more days.
Sometimes I couldn’t quite believe that I had chosen to live in the central Iowa town of Center City and in a guard-gated community to boot. The summer sunshine would burn my pale skin to a lobster red if I weren’t so diligent about constantly applying sunscreen before I ventured outdoors, and I never had become accustomed to the high humidity that usually accompanied the summer heat. Iowa winters, with lots of snow and frigid weather, were even worse than the summers. I had traded the mild climate of Seattle for the more extreme weather of Iowa.
My cousin Tracey, my best friend from the time we were toddlers, had moved to Hawkeye Haven on the outskirts of Center City a few years before I had because a new job opportunity had come her way. After my husband was killed in an auto accident, everything about Seattle reminded me of him and our life together. Tracey convinced me that a change of scenery would do me good. Since I could work anywhere, I had decided that she was right, so three years ago I had moved, too. Still, at times, I missed the misty rains and moderate weather of Seattle, where I had lived the first thirty-five years of my life.
By now, we’d come about a mile from home. Normally, Bear and I would have encountered at least a couple other pet parents walking their dogs, but it was unusually quiet, especially for a garbage-collection day, when a lot of residents set out their trash early in the morning. (HOA Regulation 34 states that “trash containers shall not be put out for collection more than twelve hours before scheduled collection time and shall be removed out of sight no more than twelve hours after collection time.”)
As we turned right at the next intersection, Bear began pulling on his leash, and I knew the reason. On weekdays, our route took us to the back gate of Hawkeye Haven, where Bessie, the daytime security guard, worked during the week, and Bessie always had a homemade treat, shaped like a dog bone, waiting for Bear when we stopped by the guard’s station, which stood on a wide median between the lanes leading in and out of Hawkeye Haven. On weekends, when Bessie didn’t work, I took a different route so that Bear wouldn’t anticipate receiving a treat during his walk, although I always had a snack waiting for him at home so that he wouldn’t be disappointed.
As we approached the guardhouse, I saw that the side door was open, inviting us to join Bessie inside, where a large desk and control panel took up most of the front of the small room. Usually Bessie was outside or at the desk when we arrived each morning, and although I didn’t see her there today, Bear and I both spotted his treat waiting for him on a paper towel at the edge of the desk. Without further ado, Bear took the snack gently, almost delicately, in his soft Lab’s mouth and then chomped it with relish.
“Bear,” I scolded, “you’re supposed to wait for Bessie to give you your treat.”
I looked toward the back of the guard house, down a short, narrow hallway that led to two smaller rooms—a restroom and a tiny kitchen that contained only a microwave, a dorm-sized refrigerator, and a coffee maker.
That’s when I saw her.
[Want more? Click below to read a longer excerpt.]


Praise for the Book
“This book has great characterization, a community of characters you enjoy, and involvement in the main characters lifestyle. If you are also a dog lover, you will relate to Laurel's devotion to her dog. The author gives you some great recipes for dog biscuits, like pumpkin, and peanut butter at the end of the book. I highly recommend this as an enjoyable read.” ~ Katherine E. Black
“This book is a must read - it has quirky characters and an adorable, large dog. Without giving away too much, the title ends up being very appropriate for the plot, and very clever as well. There are some recipes for pups. I made the pumpkin snacks and my own dogs loved them …” ~ Blue Valentine
“This book combines a top-notch cozy mystery with a stinging rebuke of the oppressive doings of the arrogant HOA officials in charge of the community in which the main character lives. The setting is refreshing, the characters are intriguing, the crimes are compelling, and the sleuthing by the DIY Diva is splendid! Highly recommend!” ~ Andrea Wilder
“Fun and interesting characters, an original setting in a gated community (Oh, the trials of an HOA), Bear the dog, and great writing all make Death By Association a story worth reading, and a great debut for Darnell.” ~ Lisa Ks Book Reviews

Guest Post by the Author
The DIY Diva in Death by Association
Have you ever dreamed of turning your hobby into your full-time job?
The first book of the DIY Diva Mystery series, Death by Association, features Laurel McMillan, and that's exactly how she becomes the DIY Diva.
The same benefits that make the idea appealing - the ability to control your business rather than having to report to a supervisor, the enjoyment of working with the hobby you love, and the flexibility of setting your own hours - also appealed to me, as a writer, when I created the main character, Laurel McMillan, in my new cozy mystery series. 
The first book of the DIY Diva Mystery series, Death by Association, features Laurel, who's known as the DIY Diva because she follows the path from hobbyist to full-time entrepreneur. In the book, Laurel makes her living by writing DIY books, teaching DIY classes, and designing DIY projects. Because she's self-employed, she has great flexibility in her schedule, a definite advantage when she switches from DIY Diva to DIY detective as the story progresses.
Laurel teaches jewelry-making classes at the community center of Hawkeye Haven, where she lives. In the second book of the DIY Diva Mystery series, Death by Design, to be released this summer, she will be teaching how to make perfect pillows. Each book in the series will feature a different craft and include projects with instructions at the back of the book. As a teacher, Laurel is a trusted, well-known member of her community and has the opportunity to interact with many residents and to learn valuable information from her friends and neighbors.
I thought it would be fun for Laurel to be working on a new DIY book in Death by Association and then make some of her projects available in the back of the book. Since Laurel's devoted to Bear, her lovable chocolate Labrador retriever, I decided she'd write DIY for Dog Lovers. Because Laurel's not much of a cook, she asked her friends and relatives for dog treat recipes, but she designed the fringed dog scarf and the dog bed mentioned in the book with a little help from her author, whose real-life dog Rocky enjoyed sampling all the goodies as she developed the dog treat recipes.
Because I enjoy DIY craft, sewing, and art projects myself, I was able to use some of my own experiences to create a character with whom I could identify. I've taught jewelry-making, sewing, and fashion design classes myself and designed numerous projects, some of which I've written about in national magazines and online. I also sell some of my jewelry, hair accessories, and textile artwork in my Etsy shop, PaulaDJewelry. Take a peek, and don't forget to read Death by Association!

About the Author
Paula Darnell
An instructor at five colleges over the years, Paula Darnell most often taught the dreaded first-year English composition classes, but she's also been happy to teach some fun classes, such as fashion design, sewing, and jewelry making. Paula has a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and a Master's degree in English from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Like Laurel, the main character in Death by Association, Paula enjoys all kinds of arts and crafts. Some of her memorable projects include making a hat and a cape to wear to Royal Ascot, sewing wedding gowns for both her daughters, exhibiting her textile and mixed-media artwork in juried art shows, and having one of her jewelry projects accepted for inclusion in Leather Jewelry, published by Lark Books. She sells some of her jewelry and hair accessories in her Etsy shop, PaulaDJewelry.
Paula's interest in DIY craft projects and fashion led to her writing hundreds of articles for print and online national publications.
Living in a guard-gated community governed by a homeowners' association gave Paula the idea for the setting of Death by Association. She finds that residing in an HOA community can be both a blessing and a curse. A Happy-New-Year greeting from her community association called on residents to “start the new year by reviewing your Rules and Regulations booklet”, something unlikely to top anyone's list of New Year's resolutions.
Paula lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with her husband Gary and their 110-pound dog Rocky, whose favorite pastime is lurking in the kitchen, hoping for a handout

Giveaway
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Friday, March 15, 2019

"End of the Lie" by Diana Rodriguez Wallach


GUEST POST and EXCERPT
End of the Lie
(Anastasia Phoenix Book 3)
by Diana Rodriguez Wallach

End of the Lie (Anastasia Phoenix Book 3) by Diana Rodriguez Wallach

End of the Lie is the third book in the Anastasia Phoenix series by Diana Rodriguez Wallach. Also available: Proof of Lies and Lies that Bind.

Proof of Lies by Diana Rodriguez WallachLies that Bind by Diana Rodriguez Wallach


End of the Lie is currently on tour with Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours. The tour stops here today for a guest post by the author and an excerpt. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.


Description
With her harrowing tale of espionage and near death experiences finally out in the open, Anastasia Phoenix thought things would be better. That she and her friends had outsmarted Department D, the criminal empire her parents helped create.
She thought wrong.
Former friends have turned to enemies, causing more innocent lives to get swept up into the dangerous world her parents created. Now it’s up to Anastasia to stop the damage before anyone else gets hurt - or worse. She embarks on a treacherous trail from Poland to Prague, and old rivals emerge at every turn. But when the final confrontation occurs, will she be too late to protect the ones she loves … or even herself?


Excerpt
KEIRA IRENE PHOENIX [Looking directly into the camera. Footage released by Phillip Stone Media, Inc.]
“Hi. My name is Keira Phoenix, and I am the daughter of international criminals. In May, I was kidnapped by a man named Craig Bernard who, at the time, I thought was my boyfriend. We had met weeks before at a bar in Boston. The anniversary of my parents’ death had just passed, so I was upset when he showed up, acting nice. [She scoffs, rolling her eyes.] I invited him to a party I was hosting, then later that night he drugged me and took me from my home.
“I don’t remember the abduction—one minute I was in my bed, the next I’m waking up on an airplane, my head pounding and my hands bound together with plastic cable ties. [She rubs her wrists.] I was held captive in Italy for months, by armed guards, and I had no idea why. Eventually, I learned that Craig Bernard and all of the men involved in my kidnapping used to work for my parents. Only not as engineers for the Dresden Chemical Corporation. They were spies. All of them, especially my mom and dad. It turns out that my parents, along with Randolph Urban, CEO of Dresden, conspired to create a criminal enterprise known as Department D, which stretches back long before I was born. We have photographic proof that my parents were involved in the assassination of Italy’s Prime Minister Aldo Moro in 1978, and we have a journal, in my father’s handwriting, and eyewitness testimony that proves he was involved in the fake terrorist plot that defamed nearly a half dozen Islamic women in London two years ago along with the reporter who covered the story, Julian Stone.
“I believe I was taken by enemies of my parents as payback for their past criminal activity. Evidence of my time in captivity is undeniable. [For the camera, Phoenix holds up a proof of life photo with a church bulletin, and a posed photo of her body in the trunk of a car.] I was rescued by my sister, Anastasia, and her friends, who acted alone, because the Boston P.D. refused to listen to them, for reasons none of us understand. After my rescue, my sister, her friends, and I made statements to Italian law enforcement and the CIA, and I was instructed to stay in hiding for my own protection. But I was never safe. No one around us is safe. Tyson Westbrook, a seventeen-year-old friend of my sister’s, was murdered recently as a way to get to us, to lure me and Anastasia out of hiding. When that didn’t work, when we continued to fight, these people poisoned one us—Marcus Rey, son of Dresden executives Carlos and Rosario Rey.
“They’re picking us off one by one, and we don’t know how high up the corruption goes. Our parents were hired by world leaders to create propaganda for decades. Now these same people are covering up their crimes against us—including kidnapping, poisoning, and murder. They’re trying to silence us, take us out, and prevent us from exposing the truth behind Department D and its shell corporation, Dresden Chemical.
“We won’t stay silent anymore.
“We won’t stay in hiding.
“And we won’t trust law enforcement to act on our behalf.
“That’s why I’m coming forward now. I’m telling my story, in my own words. I need the world to know what’s going on, so hopefully no one else gets hurt.
“I’ve learned a lot about my parents recently, and you will, too, over the coming weeks. They did a lot of bad things. I know that. And they might even still be alive. [She cocks her head.] I’ve heard the rumors, like you, but I swear, if they are, I haven’t seen them.
“However, I am certain that the only way my sister and I will ever be safe is if we bring down the Dresden Chemical Corporation and its corrupt underbelly, Department D. We need to take back our lives and stop paying for crimes we didn’t commit.
“My name is Keira Phoenix and I survived Department D. But will you?”
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Praise for the Book
“Diana was able to create something so new and different yet so approachable and engaging at the same time. And the ending could not have been more perfect, I could practically feel my heart swoon. Make sure to snag all books in the trilogy because you will want to binge read the series back to back so you don't miss a minute!” ~ Smada's Book Smack, Katherine Paschal
“This series has been action packed and fast paced from the beginning with the lead reminding me of a teenage, female James Bond. There's cover ups and conspiracies, danger and romance so a bit of something for everyone and having followed the whole series I was happy to jump right back in to find out where the story would go. In the end I would certainly recommend checking out this series!” ~ Carrie's Book Reviews
“The talented author quickly immersed me back into this thrilling story of family, espionage, deceit, danger and the dreaded Department D ... There's plenty of drama and shocking revelations to keep you turning the pages in this fantastic finale to this compelling series. It is meant to be for teens but don't let that put off anyone who is older than that, I certainly thoroughly enjoyed reading it and have no hesitation in highly recommending this and the entire series!” ~ Elaine, Goodreads
“I really recommend this series to people who enjoy spy stories and YA fiction - it's a really fun series and I have loved following Anastasia on her journey. Action-packed, fast-paced and with some romance, this series is a delightful read!” ~ Olivia F., Goodreads
“There was a lot of pain and angst, some fun moments, some love felt ones, a few heart breaking scenes. Overall, the perfect mixture for a YA book. A bonus? It also has the whole suspense thing going, making it even more enjoyable. End of the Lie was a page-turner and the best in the trilogy.” ~ Anky S., NetGalley
“The perfect end to a dynamite series!” ~ Erika C., NetGalley


Guest Post by the Author
Top 7 Writing Tips for Aspiring Writer
1.   Love the act of writing - This may sound simple, but it’s vital. This isn’t an easy business, so if you don’t love what you’re doing, then turn around and look for the first emergency exit. Love writing. Love the art. Love that one aspect of this career that you can control, because that’s what will make everything else worth it.
2.   Settle in for the long haul - Publishing is a slow process. You wait to get an agent. You wait for your agent to craft your pitch. You wait to hear from editors while on submission. You wait to see your cover. You wait to hear from reviewers. You wait, you wait, you wait over and over again each step of the way with very little control over the tedious pace of this process. This is why it is important you agree with Rule No. 1.
3.   Grow some thick skin - When I started out, I was very sensitive to even the slightest feedback. I would take my husband's comments offensively. Now I embrace all feedback, because that’s how you grow as a writer. Your readers, your reviewers, your editors and agents are your teachers, so learn from them. That being said …
4.   Learn which feedback you should listen to -If you have a single outlier comment, don’t jump to revise your book. But when you get the same criticism from more than one person, and these readers are knowledgeable writers, editors, or agents, then it’s time to take a look at your manuscript and see if a revision is needed.
5.   Understand that NO feedback is also feedback - If you’re getting zero responses from agents or editors, there is something wrong with your manuscript, or your first 30 pages, or your query. Find some beta readers, start another book, set your manuscript aside, and …
6.   Get some distance - Don’t complete a draft of a book and then immediately start revisions. Walk away, take a vacation, write a short story to clear your head, then go back to it. If you send your book to a beta reader, don’t look at the manuscript during this time, so when you get feedback, you have fresh eyes.
7.   Don’t give up - If you are getting a lot of full reads of your manuscript, notes saying they “love your writing, but not the story”, comments that “this was a close call”, or “I loved the book but couldn’t get in house support”, KEEP GOING. You’ve got something, stick with it, keep editing, keep reading books in your genre, watch movies in your genre, dream about that book, and don’t give up on the story until you figure out how to tell it.

About the Author
Diana Rodriguez Wallach
Diana Rodriguez Wallach is the author of the Anastasia Phoenix series, three YA spy thrillers (Entangled Publishing). She is also the author of three award-winning young adult novels: Amor and Summer Secrets, Amigas and School Scandals, and Adios to All the Drama (Kensington Books); as well as a YA short-story collection based on the Narcissus myth, entitled Mirror, Mirror (Buzz Books, 2013). In 2011, she published a highly regarded essay in Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories (HarperCollins). It was the only essay chosen from the anthology by Scholastic to be used in its classroom materials. Diana is featured in the anthology, Latina Authors and Their Muses (Twilight Times Books, 2015), and she is currently on staff as a featured blogger for Quirk Books. In 2010 Diana was named one of the Top Ten New Latino Authors to Watch by LatinoStories.com, and she placed second in the International Latino Book Awards. She is an advisory board member for the Philly Spells Writing Center and is a Creative Writing instructor for Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth. She holds a B.S. in Journalism from Boston University, and currently lives in Philadelphia.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

"Legend of Song de Light" by Kaitlynzq


REVIEW and GIVEAWAY
Legend of Song de Light
by Kaitlynzq

Legend of Song de Light by Kaitlynzq

Legend of Song de Light by Kaitlynzq is currently on tour with Silver Dagger Book Tours. The tour stops here today for my review, an excerpt, and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.


Legend of Song de Light is available as an audio play or an audio book. Also available: Ancient Script of Lovecontu and Lovecontu Song de Light Lovecontu audio set. We are pleased to offer the following discount coupon codes to our readers:
sale$1 for $1 off the purchase price
5and5 for 10% off the purchase price

Description
The stories within Legend of Song de Light
connect, unfold, interweave many character’s stories
needs, feelings, desires, dreams
their threads as two crescent moons
connected under the firelights
that layer the chords, and form the lyrics
all of you entered my world as dawn’s awakening sky of soft palette
my garnet heart melted in iridescence to bloom in sun’s rays
glow in night’s depth as the stars echo the rhythm of my heart
my insides sigh and expand in delight
harmonious blend as our lives
circle the melody

Information for the audio play:
The audio play is adapted from Legend of Song de Light audio book by Kaitlynzq, and layered into pdf files as a heart’s song.
And, written in how her imagination envisions an audio play
The characters are heard
Their interior hearts speak
The volumes of their depth
In the airwaves that float around you
While in attendance in a public venue
The actors are unseen but heard
Their lyrical voices like a heart’s song
And available as a downloadable pdf file.

Audio Play Video


Excerpts
“ALOVHUC
[Sing the following lines a cappella at a gentle pace]
Ankqb spoke his heart into a mix of clay and water to form a pink sonic stone, and with each chord’s luscious caress…”

“EUZY
[Spoken lines]
Legend of Song de Light of Play: “The Adventure of One Word”
Opening Date: Scheduled for the near future
Inspired By: ...
Set Design:  A bedroom with cascades of golden fabric on the walls, stone fireplace in the back corner, and two chairs nestled together with a single footrest.
Music: A melodic hum accompanied with sparkles of fire.
Dance Sequence: Danseur and ballerina begin with one hand on the other’s heart space to form two crescent moons with their arms and geeté, geeté, lahnur, huganto, adream petite. Danseur whispers in ballerina’s ear, and releases her to perform magnifi-gras-se-susay and return to him in truset luh-es-aglo, with an immediate leatur lautu, and repeat...”

“WIJSVYE
[Spoken lines]
A rendering of inside.
One room is partitioned by a fireplace’s heat waves, tucked in the corners are flowers of teardrop petals, and all merges seamlessly with the stream that flows beyond the drawbridge.
A reminder of me that helps me sleep at night...”

“RQUHWY
[Spoken lines]
A bouquet of Rhacew held in a tree’s roots includes morning glory for his dimple smile, a starburst flower for the moment his tenor voice revealed his name, sprinkles of his clover scent that lingered on the paper that began his flirtatious notes…”

My Review of the audio book
I received this audio book in return for an honest review.


By Lynda Dickson
The Legend of Song de Light audio book interweaves six love stories across the ages through the use of recordings, letters, journal entries, and poems of the twelve main characters, who are all artists of some nature. The elements are presented out of order, and we need to piece the story together like a puzzle in order to uncover the origin of the mysterious pink glow of the Lighthouse Finnir on the Island of Glotu that “provides a sweet melodic hum that caresses the island throughout the evening. The legend of how this glowing beauty came to exist is just as unique as the glow herself.”
I haven’t been able to concentrate on audio books before, but this one is designed to be listened to, and it tells. The author narrates her own book in a rich, melodic voice, while musical interludes corresponding to each character are interposed between sections.
This stunningly original composition is heartbreaking yet uplifting and not to be missed.
Warnings: domestic violence, sexual references, sex scenes, coarse language, rape.
The accompanying audio play is also available.

About the Author
Kaitlynzq
My fictional stories are written from the inside view
of a character’s interior heart-that
beautiful, vulnerable, intimate space
feelings, desires, needs, dreams
a blend of
delicate feather ripples of heart waves
needs, feelings, dreams, desires
quiet, gentle heart strings
tender, continuous
soft, vulnerable air mist
circles, weaves to caress
a sonic sea of heart’s breath
Woven into audio books that are recorded in my voice with a medley of music as a heart’s wave into downloadable mp3 files; audio plays adapted from the audio books, and layered into pdf files like a heart’s song; audio poems that are multiple poems designed to connect to form a story as a heart’s breath; and audio sets that are sets of these interconnected stories with elements from each story that interweave in one another as heart’s wave, heart’s song, heart’s breath.

Giveaway
Enter the tour-wide giveaway for a chance to win one of two audio book copies of  Legend of Song de Light by Kaitlynzq, one of 25 $4 gift cards to Kaitlynq's book boutique, or one of 2 special surprise gifts.

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