Summer Splash Blog Hop Is Over!

Summer Splash Blog Hop Is Over!

splashlogoThanks, everyone, for stopping by and participating! INDIE WRITERS UNITE creator Cheryl Bradshaw really did an awesome job pulling us all together.

Go on over and visit her blog: http://cherylbradshawbooks.blogspot.com/

What a great experience meeting so many new wonderful people!

Now, without further ado… The winner on my stop of a $20.00 Amazon.com gift card is…

Katie Amanda

Katie, please check your email tomorrow for an Amazon.com gift card from me, and happy shopping!

It was wonderful hearing all your thoughts on audiobooks. Like many of you, I enjoy them, but still mostly prefer the voice I read stories in to be my own voice in my head.

Thank you for all the follows. I need to go through when the kids go down and follow you all back. And thanks for stopping by!

See you next year!

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162762_2662032389151_5076510_nLet’s connect! Find me on Twitter and Facebook, and email me: francine@francinelasala.com.

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Summer Splash Blog Hop!

Summer Splash Blog Hop!

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Is it hot in here? You bet! It’s SUMMER! What better time is there to discover new books from some talented indie authors? Welcome to the SUMMER SPLASH BLOG HOP! There are so many great prizes just waiting to be won, and nearly 50 authors to discover! As the for the grand prizes, how would you like a brand new Kindle Fire? It’s just one of the grand prizes being offered. Click here to see more!

****Oh yeah. And I’ll be giving away a $20 Amazon.com Gift Card. Please see below!*****

I love summer reading. Even if I’m really busy crunching deadlines, I always try and find a way to squeeze in a good book. Lately, I’ve found a kind of clever way to get reading done, while multitasking. I discovered audiobooks when my two books, The Girl, the Gold Tooth and Everything and Rita Hayworth’s Shoes were acquired by Audible.

I’ve only listened to short sections of those, but devoured Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl while I found myself stuck in traffic on trips to visit clients, and also during my morning walks. What an amazing book, and what a satisfying way to experience it! I tried Dan Brown’s Inferno, and could not get through it. I’m sort of a Dante freak, but I just don’t have the same passion others do for the writing of Dan Brown. Great storyteller, sure, but I find it somewhat annoying that he always makes a point to let us know how brilliant his female characters are…and then dumbs them down by making them ask silly questions so Robert Langdon can look smarter with his answers. Puhleaze! I also wasn’t crazy about the reader. Maybe he killed it for me? I’ve now moved on to Amy Shearn’s The Mermaid of Brooklyn and I’m loving it! Do you think audiobooks is a good way to experience books? Is it “cheating”? Please leave me a comment and let me know.

Speaking of comments, let’s get back to Summer Splash… Each stop on this hop will feature it’s own giveaway, and there are some pretty cool prizes up for grabs. I’ll be giving away a ***$20 AMAZON.COM GIFT CARD*** to a reader, chosen at random, who leaves a comment here, telling me how they feel about audiobooks, including their email address and their Twitter handle, and who also follows me on Twitter (just click here).

Click here for more details about the official Summer Splash Blog Hop page, and a listing of all participating authors.

Thanks for stopping by!

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162762_2662032389151_5076510_nLet’s connect! Find me on Twitter and Facebook, and email me: francine@francinelasala.com.

The Celebration of Bloggers Tour welcomes Francine LaSala

The Celebration of Bloggers Tour welcomes Francine LaSala

Hi everyone! Sorry for the radio silence. It’s been quiet a busy summer. More on that in a bit. Right now, wanted to share a piece I did for my author pal Meredith Schorr as we lead up to the launch of her much-anticipated BLOGGER GIRL! I got to peek at the manuscript and I’m not kidding when I say it’s Meredith’s best book yet. Please leave us some comments–and enjoy!

I’m so pleased to have Francine LaSala as part of my Celebration of Bloggers Tour today.  Francine wears many hats, including but certainly not limited to, published author, ghost writer, editor, blogger, copywriter, mother, wife, friend, and she recently added “party planner” to her resume when she co-organized the first annual Author Book Buzz event in New York City, along with me and Samantha Stroh Bailey. Today she is joining the Celebration of Bloggers Tour to talk about her role as a Blogger Girl and her blog Clippings in the Shed. See below for additional information on how to find Francine to discuss her many other talents because, let me tell you, she is one extraordinary chick. Take it away, Francine!

 

I’m a Blogger Girl!

I’m so delighted to be a part of the lead-up to the launch of BLOGGER GIRL. Am I a blogger girl? You bet!

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