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May 27, 2017

Lily Amis & Read My Mind on summer break!


 
Thank you for visiting the Lily Amis Blog! I like to inform you that I’m taking time off from blogging and Social media for the summer, while I’m working on new projects and preparing the summer issue of my blogger magazine Read My Mind. Meanwhile feel free to read the spring issue of Read My Mind.
Make sure that you are following us on Twitter @ReadMyMindMag and liking our FB page @ReadMyMindMagazine. If you haven’t signed up yet, here is the link to subscribe to Read My Minds Newsletter
 
FYI: Some of our contests will be extended until September 2017! The winners of the contests that end in June will be announced in our summer issue in August.  Please understand that we won’t respond to emails. Thank you!
If you are looking for short stories with a deep meaning on your summer break, please check out my latest books “Teddy & Lily” and “Birdy & Fishy” and the "Lily Amis Short Stories". All titles are available on Amazon and Smashwords.
Enjoy your summer! Try to be more productive and creative instead of spending precious life time on Socialmedia. Lots of love & best wishes, Lily Amis

May 21, 2017

"Teddy & Lily"

"Teddy & Lily - True Friendship is Unconditional Loyalty" is the perfect gift for your BFF"

 
About the book "Teddy & Lily"
 
Do you remember the first Teddy you ever got?
Do you remember the person who gave it to you?
 
Teddies symbolize love and friendship, in many cultures. It doesn’t matter how old you are and it doesn’t make a difference whether you’re a girl or a boy, a grown-up lady, or a man. Everybody loves Teddies, because they’re just so cute and cuddly.
As we get older, life changes. Relationships end and family and friends go their separate ways. All we are left with are the lovely memories we cherish in our heart. But the love for our favourite Teddy never changes. Teddies don’t leave us, like people do. They are loyal friends for life.

Who or what inspired me to write the, "Teddy & Lily" story?

If I had to answer this question with only two words: Two-faced people! I’m still working on the last part of my trilogy, “Definition of Love” and during the research and writing process, I looked back over the people who had came in and out of my life. I analyzed relationships with family members, friends, and working colleagues and came to one sad conclusion: Humans are regrettably the most unkind, ungrateful, dishonest, and disloyal of friends.

Just recently I was once again disappointed by a few humans, who only pretended to be nice until they got what they wanted. Lies and dishonesty are something that makes me sick to my stomach. What makes me more furious is when humans behave badly and disrespectfully but seriously think they got away with it, by fooling and pretending nothing ever happened.

That’s how I came up with the idea to write this book from Teddy’s point of view. The story is inspired by true events from my memoir “Destination: Freedom”.

Teddy & Lily Official Book Trailer

Blog Review for "Teddy & Lily" by Author & Blogger Carol Ann Kauffman
Goodreads reviews for Teddy & Lily - True Friendship is unconditional Loyalty

My Teddy Collection
This Illustrated book about love, friendship, and loyalty, with original pictures of “Teddy & Lily” and an item from “My Teddy Collection”, on Society6.com, are a wonderful gift for your BFF!
 
I hope you enjoy the story and find an article from the "My Teddy Collection" for your loved ones! Lots of Love, Lily xx

Copyright Pictures & Collection: www.nasSima-design.com


 

May 09, 2017

Meet American Author Tom Fallwell

Today I like you to meet American Author and Broadcaster Tom Fallwell. Having always had a fascination with fantasy world-building, even from early in his life, Tom wanted to create his own world filled with rich history. His Rangers of Laerean series does just that, painting a panoramic landscape that is both magical and deadly, in which to set the stories of his Rangers.

Tom lives in the greater Oklahoma City area, in America's homeland, and spends much of his time with watching movies, when not writing his latest work.

Check out his debut episode of Write On with Tom Fallwell featuring  Aaron-Michael Hall, a Book Review of Magnolia Secrets by Beth Hale, and a couple of Book Readings!

Author name: Tom Fallwell
Genres: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA

 
 
In the epic conclusion to the Shadows Trilogy of the Rangers of Laerean series, much lore from the ancient past is learned, and the history of the ancient magical creatures known as the Mythica is discovered, while the shadow of the great Dragon Spirit, Narwyrm, looms over them all.
 

Tom thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell me when did you first start writing? Was being a writer something you always aspired to be?

I started writing professionally in 2014, after retiring from being a software developer. I had always wanted to tell stories, they were always floating around in my head, and after retiring I found the time to start writing them down. Now I can’t stop.

What would you like to achieve as an Author?
While it would be great to be a best-selling author, or to have the success that some do, my focus is simply on entertaining those the love the stories I tell. If someone tells me they loved one of my stories, I feel like a complete success.
 
What is your best advice based on your own experiences so far to other Authors?
Write because you love it, not to gain riches and popularity. Your attitude will be reflected in your work, so make sure you’re doing what you love. It will show.
 
What genres do you read and review to support your fellow Authors?
I prefer Fantasy and Sci-Fi type stories the most, but also enjoy many other genres. I have enjoyed Thrillers, Mysteries, Westerns and such, but Sci-Fi and Fantasy are what I enjoy the most.

 
A quote by you or your Life motto?
Well, there’s an old saying that I truly believe is honest words of wisdom. “What goes around, comes around.” If you want joy, give joy. If you want happiness, give happiness. It’s a solid and factual rule of the universe, and I know for a fact it works. The Bible calls it, “What you sow is what you reap.” I believe that to be an absolute truth.
Thank you very much Tom. It was my pleasure to have you on my blog. I hope many readers will discover your book. Keep up the great work and all the best. Lots of love, Lily
Connect with Tom on Socialmedia

 
A list of Toms published Book titles until today 2017
Dragon Rising
A Whisper in the Shadows
Where Shadows Fall
The Shadow of Narwyrm
 
Stories in anthologies
A Strong Tower (Awethology Light)
Stormguard: The Invisible War (SciFan Magazine – Series)
All Book Genres: Mystery
Who is favourite Author? Robert B Parker
What is your favourite Book and why? Promised Land by Robert B Parker because its structure, content and writing style match mine. After reading Promised Land I thought that I should write my own books
When did you first start writing? Was being a writer something you always aspired to be?
A teacher, Mr Hughes, asked me to write the school play. I've been writing ever since
Besides writing, what else do you enjoy doing? What are your Hobbies?
I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, listening to music, watching classic movies and archive TV, researching my family tree, and playing chess
What are your goals writing wise? What would you like to achieve as an Author?
My main goal is to keep on writing and constantly refine my craft. I would like to produce a series of books that my family are proud of, and gather a core of readers who enjoy spending time in Sam's world


May 03, 2017

Meet Award-winning Irish Author Aoife Marie Sheridan


Meet Irish fantasy and romance Author Aoife Marie Sheridan. She has loved reading from a very young age, starting off with mills and boon books given to by her grandmother. Her love for romances grew, by the age of 14 she had read hundreds of them.

Aoife has a passion for writing poetry or in her eyes her journal entries. It was something she did throughout her teens and into her twenties. Aoife won first place for two of her poems and had them published at a young age of just nineteen. Aoife's first book Eden Forest (Part one of the Saskia Trilogy) took first place with Writers Got Talent 2013. Aoife continues to write tales of fantasy and romance.
 
Author name: Aoife Marie Sheridan
Genres: Paranormal/Fantasy/Romance 
Country: Ireland 


Sarajane Anderson is your regular twenty one year old. With family, friends and a normal job. She also happens to be the only person who can save Saskia, a world parallel to earth.When Sarajane is taken to Saskia, she could never have imagined the reality of the world she steps into, a world where magical abilities are in everyone's possession.
She must face a father she never knew, a world that is beyond her belief. A guardian who captures her heart, and a darkness that wants to take it.On this journey Sarajane discovers her magical abilities and realizes they come with a price. Sarajane is truly tested, as her loved ones are put at risk.

The question she must ask herself is, how do you choose who lives and who dies?
Get your copy on Amazon today to find out!


Aoife tell me, when did you first start writing and was being a writer something you always aspired to be?
I started back in 2012 for a few different reasons. I always read but never thought about writing. I'm not sure where I had read it at the time but the saying "If you haven't found the book you want to read, than write it" so I did. :) It was also the year of experiencing death for the first time, so it helped me with my grief. 
 
What would you like to achieve as an Author?
Wow that is a loaded question. It's not just one thing, I would love to make a living from writing. To do it full time. To reach out to readers and help them along their own journey. To take someone away from their life for a few hours. To make people smile, cry, sigh, really to feel. I won't be so dramatic as to say to change lives, but it has been done before. Words are very powerful. 
 
What is your best advice based on your own experiences so far to other Authors?
Be kind to yourself, pace yourself and really enjoy it. 
 
What genres do you read and review to support your fellow Authors?
Paranormal, fantasy, romance, new adult and young adult. 
A quote by you or your Life motto? "Happiness is not a destination it's a way of life" 

Thank you very much Aoife. It was my pleasure to have you on my blog. I hope many readers will discover your books. Keep up the great work and all the best. Lots of love, Lily

Aoife on Socialmedia
Official website  
Amazon Author Page
Goodreads
Blog
Twitter
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Instagram
Pinterest
Google +
Youtube Channel
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A list of ALL your published Book titles until today 2017
Eden Forest (Part one of the Saskia Trilogy)
City of Secrets (Part two of the Saskia Trilogy)
The Rise of the Queen (Part three of the Saskia Trilogy)
Bellona (Part 1.5 of the Saskia Trilogy) 
Hunters (Part one of the Demon Series)
Hunted (Part two of the Demon Series) - Coming in May
Eden Forest (Part one of the Saskia Trilogy)

 
 
 
 
 

April 20, 2017

Meet American Author Miranda Brock

 
Today I like you to meet Miranda Brock, American Author of the novel SOULSDISCOVERED”. From an early age Miranda Brock has always loved fantasy and adventure everything. Since she doesn't live in a world of enchanting powers, mythical beasts, and things unbelievable she has decided to write about them. Born in southern Illinois, where she still resides with her husband and two children, she grew up running through the woods, playing in creeks, and riding horses.
 
What started out as writing poetry grew into short stories and eventually led to her first novel Souls Discovered. Miranda lives in the country where she finds inspiration in the simplicity and beauty around her. With the help of coffee and good music she writes whenever she gets a chance
 
 
Author name: Miranda Brock
Genres: Fantasy, YA, Paranormal
Country: United States
 

Spin away with young Autumn as she finds a seemingly innocuous gold necklace on her family's farm and inadvertently uncovers her destiny as The Keeper. Autumn's discovery of the necklace activates the 'Window' and alerts both good and evil forces to her whereabouts. Autumn's life is changed forever when she loses her family, but is saved from the brutal attack of enigmatic enemies called Dehmons.
 
Seven Searchers who have awaited her arrival come to her aid, save her life and eventually convince her of their mutual destiny. Unbreakable bonds of friendship and love are formed between Keeper and Searchers, and this bond unlocks power to search out and kill the dead-eyed evil Dehmon souls.

Miranda when did you first start writing?
I first started to seriously get into writing when I was around twelve. I started writing poetry and it evolved from there. I took a creative writing elective in high school and that really boosted my passion for writing.

Was being a writer something you always aspired to be?
I've always enjoyed reading and writing but having a writing career wasn't something I seriously considered until after college. I love horses and studied equine science in college. I wanted to get into equine genetics but writing was something I always came back to. Writing was something I was  doing and going back constantly so eventually I figured since it was something I loved so much I may as well go for it.
 
What would you like to achieve as an Author?
I would love to write books that people remember, books that impact their lives. I want my books to be an escape. It's one reason I love fantasy. If I can take someone to a different world, even for a little while, then this while thing is worth it.
 
What is your best advice based on your own experiences so far to other Authors?
Support your fellow authors. I've found that most of the time if you help someone out, they'll help you back. Especially in the indie community of authors. We're all in this together so supporting others supports you, as well.
 
What genres do you read and review to support your fellow Authors?
Fantasy, and it's sub-genres, are my favorite. I also really enjoy science fiction and the occasional romance.

 
A quote by you or your Life motto?
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."- Ralph Waldo Emerson. I have so many favorites but this one really speaks to me. I'm the kind of person that likes to try things in my own way, which is one reason I self-published. Everyone was always telling me I needed to find an agent and a publisher and I thought Nope, I'm going to try this my way.

Thank you very much Miranda. It was my pleasure to have you on my blog. I hope many readers will discover your book. Keep up the great work and all the best. Lots of love, Lily

 
Miranda Social Media Contacts