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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Soccer Tommies Baseball Mommies

You're asking, "What does that mean"? 

It's a great new book out by G Mitchell Baker and Jane Carroll!

A tornado devastated a small town, and left one playing field for the Soccer Tommies and Baseball Mommies to compete over for home field advantage. Kids learn that the Win-Win doesn’t always happen, you think you gotta’ win.

Who doesn't remember competition as kids? Here's more about Soccer Tommies Baseball Mommies...

Emotions are at a high point after ‘Old Luke’ hits the town of Belleville. Building’s and lives are destroyed and the Fabiano twins, Teddy and Terri, find themselves in a fight to the finish to see who's team will win the right to the only ball field left within a hundred miles. 
What the kids and everyone around them learns is that the ‘home field advantage’ is not something you win. It’s more about working together and becoming a real team. Soccer Tommies, Baseball Mommies is a clever little book about kids and the true meaning of winning.

Amazon US LINK: http://amzn.to/1nUxbiq
Amazon UK LINK: http://amzn.to/1ofKH1S
Amazon CDN LINK: http://amzn.to/1mKjZ1S


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Incantation releases Wed June 25



Christina is a Dallas entertainment reporter wanting to do a story with more substance, when she is sent to Las Vegas to write a promotional article for a magician. Her love life is as dry as the Vegas desert. 

Tristen is more than a magician, he’s an entertainer. He’s handsome and likes his way with the women. Vegas hasn’t seen magical talent like Tristen’s before, no one has. He has Las Vegas under his spell, will Christina fall under his spell too? 

Come to the release party on Facebook! June 25, 6-8 pm CST. 



Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Bertha is back!!!!

I'm so excited to introduce you to Bertha and Jane! You'll love them as much as I do!!!



Hello, I’m Jane Carroll author of Bertha-Size Your Life! I’ve spent most of my life earning a living as a registered nurse but writing, speaking and coaching are my true passions. 
I’ve always loved to read and have especially enjoyed reading personal growth books. About ten years ago I decided to write one of my own for women who were going through the empty nest period of life. It was going to be a book of self-discovery exercises entitled, When Little Birds Fly: Feathering Your Empty Nest with Brightly Colored Feathers. Yeah, the book was about as exciting as the title. I won’t go into all the details (they’re in the book) but a quirky character named Bertha took over the book and my life.
Bertha-Size was first released back in 2006 as a paperback…yes, before Kindle was even around. And we had quite the adventure. In fact, I sold my house in order to finance what I thought would be a blossoming career as a writer, complete with an appearance on Oprah. Well it didn’t happen quite like that and I was broke and back to work in a couple of years. I thought my ‘life’ and writing career were over but Bertha had other ideas. She let me wallow in it for a few years before she kicked me in the backside with her highest heels and told me to get back to writing…she wanted to see the world. So I found a new publisher and she started traveling…Bertha-Sizing women all over the globe.

After another transition, Master Koda Select Publishing has just re-released Bertha in the Kindle format. I’m thinking the third time is definitely the charm and I’m very happy to be part of the MKSP family



Bertha-Size Your Life! reads like a series of humorous short stories but it is so much more. Bertha, a zany redhead, is always up to something and drags her sidekick along with her while she’s dispensing down-home wisdom and perky advice for finding balance and joy in one’s life. Throw in a conniving nemesis, an antagonistic cat, lime green spandex and high-heels and you’ve got a book that’s sure to tickle your funny bone and leave you wearing your thinking cap as you read and reread each vignette.
Berthaisms:
Joys are like stray cats…the more you feed them…the more you get! ~Bertha
When life hands you an ostrich…make a boa! ~Bertha
Life is full of choices…choose the good stuff! ~Bertha
A journey of a thousand miles…starts with a great pedicure! ~Bertha
There’s more to life than struggling! ~Bertha
Everything you need is where you are! ~Bertha
The least you can do is nothing…everything else is gravy! ~Bertha
Get over who you were and be who you are! ~Bertha

Latest reviews of Bertha-Size Your Life!
I have never read such a wonderful, helpful, funny book in my life. (and I read a lot!!) Bertha explains ways to improve your life in such great easy to understand ways. She makes you scratch your head and say, "That is so true, why didn't I think of that!". I think this is a book that should be in every school. Everyone should have to read this book. I'm afraid it would put most psychologist out of business!!! Jane has outdone herself with this book!!! Love it, waiting to read the next one!!!

Bertha is a hoot and the way she presented the Law of Attraction had me giggling and thinking at the same time. This a quick and very entertaining read while giving the reader many lessons to put into action. I'm married with a child at home and on my second reading of this, trying to implement some of the lessons.

This is just what I needed after a three month stretch of too many, too serious reads. Bertha is bright. Bertha is right. She's my new role model. I don't have time to write a long review because I've got to go buy some chartruese nail polish and a gaggle of flamingos before they're all sold out.

I found this book to be a very uplifting and a positive read. The stories were so cute! Each one reminded me to be positive and in doing so I will attract the positive. I loved Bertha's lime green spandex and pink flamingos. Made me giggle! And at the end of the book, I was surprised by the twist. It put a huge smile on my face. I hadn't a clue. Loved it!

Reading Bertha-Size Your Life was almost as important as when I was a kid and read The Little Train That Could. The same message is there: Change your way of thinking and change will come. It is a much needed reminder to think positive and to wipe those unkind messages out of our minds.



Jane Carroll, Author of Amazon Bestselling Bertha-Size Your Life, is a Life Coach, Speaker, Blogger, Registered Nurse, Reiki Master, Mother, Grandmother, and long-time student of life. She has seen the focus of her over 30 year nursing career change from illness to wellness to wholeness, a philosophy that permeates everything she does. While she enjoys all aspects of her life, writing is her passion and she is currently working on Bertha’s latest adventures.



Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Check out Ruby Lake!




Synopsis for Ruby Lake:
Sydney Myers has been through several failed relationships in the past year, in addition to several other trauma’s, and is now giving up on finding her knight in dented armor. When her boss sends her to Ruby Lake, a small, rural town in northern Wisconsin, the last thing she was looking for was love at first sight, not to mention a place in the world where she finally fits. Add in her city-savvy best friend, a jealous ex-girlfriend, a famous father, and a coffee shop full of off-the wall characters, and it becomes more challenging for Sydney to manage than a spinning plate competition. 

When disaster strikes close to home, Sydney is left with the unbearable choice of her family, or the life she has always dreamed of. Come with Sydney on her journey and laugh, cry and rediscover why some choices are not really choices at all, they are simply fate.

Excerpt from Ruby Lake:
 
  “Really? What were you doing about twenty minutes ago? And don’t tell me you were thinking, I know what your ‘thinking’ face is. Besides, we’re leaving Saturday, and we are staying at the hotel until then so it’s not like I am going to get a chance at him anyway. I was just commenting on how cute he is.” Illana folded her arms over her chest and stuck her chin out at Sydney. “At least I’m honest about it, unlike some people.”
  “What do you want me to say?” Sydney threw her arms up in frustration. “Yes, I think Zeke is hot, like burn-me-at-the-stake kind of hot. The man brought me a perfect cup of coffee while I was sleeping. Who does that? I almost spilled my coffee this afternoon when Betty told me he called her to find out how I like my coffee. So, yeah, I want him. How could I not? I mean, the only thing that would make him sexier is a gold-hoop earring! My heart does jumping jacks whenever he walks into the room,” At Illana’s wide-eyed look, Sydney said, “and he’s standing right behind me, isn’t he?”
  “Yeah, but don’t stop now, especially if you’re going to do jumping jacks,” Zeke said, leaning against the door jam and wearing a very satisfied grin. 

A Wedding in Ruby Lakehttp://www.amazon.com/dp/B008Y7MI0G 
Stay a While in Ruby Lake: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H9MJLCK 

Bio:
I am the Author of Ruby Lake, A Wedding in Ruby Lake and Stay a While in Ruby Lake. I started reading when I was 3 and my parents encouraged me to start writing soon after. I wrote my first poem at age 5 (about a tree I believe) and this has been my passion for my entire life. Writing is what keeps me sane, and hopefully, connects me to others. I’ve always felt we are all connected, whether through experiences, blood or community. With my writing, my ultimate hope is to transcend barriers and reach out to those I might otherwise never meet (being able to afford all the cheese I want is on my list of wants as well). 
I’m always writing in my head, and there are days I don’t get a word done on the manuscript, and other days it just flows like a winding river, picking up it’s own pace as I keep writing. No matter what your passion is – do it. Don’t listen to the critics, the naysayers – believe in yourself despite what others say you can’t do. Truly, the best revenge isn’t just living well, sometimes it’s also being able to smile triumphantly at those who tried to hold you back.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Today is Brought to You by the Letter Z

Day 26 of the A to Z blog Challenge


The letter Z for Zing!

This blog hop Zings of great topics!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Today is Brought to you by the letter Y

Day 25 of the A to Z Blog Challenge


Today is the letter Y for You....

You are my everything....

Monday, April 28, 2014

Today is Brought to You by the Letter X

Day 24 of the A to Z Blog Challenge

Today is the letter X for X-Rated

Add a little x-rated to your romance. Whatever you and your partner think that is - from sexy lingerie to a new position or two to "50 Shades"- it's your comfort level. Spice it up...