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Youtube & Writers

I want to talk about Youtube. I have a Youtube channel to make funny videos and post my video book reviews. I’m always going back and forth in my mind on whether as a writer, a reader and an author is there more that I can do with Youtube.

I always watch people who have talents in cooking, singing, dancing etc that are more visual than writing and I get envious. People with those talents can quickly share their work on instagram, vine, youtube and more without getting people clicking off. I feel like writing something and reading it via Youtube people may be bored by that.

I want to give Youtube writing a try. It won’t be like Instagram writing where people post a chapter of a story with every picture they post. I think I want to talk more about all the ideas that come in my head, writing industry stuff, help promote other writers and more things along those lines.

As a self-published author of 14 books and still being very young, I think that I have a lot that I can share as well as learn from everyone out there. I just want to find ways to connect with other writers, authors and readers.

Any thoughts? I’d love to hear them.

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Chase Tinker and The House Of Secrets BOOK REVIEW

Chase Tinker and The House of Secrets by Malia Ann Haberman

5 out of 5 read rating

BOOK SUMMARY

In Chase Tinker’s world, magic, lies and secrets can be a lethal combination…

After spending the summer at his grandfather’s gigantic, incredibly magical house, thirteen-year-old Chase Tinker thought things couldn’t get any more bizarre, or that the secrets and lies couldn’t get any worse, but he was wrong.

As summer turns into Autumn, join Chase and his family for even more magical craziness. Craziness that will include: the sneezing of strange powers, the reappearance of the evil Marlowe family, another frightening kidnapping, the discovery of a mysterious, magical girl, a dangerous rescue mission, and a secret so mind-boggling, it will lead to a shocking climatic finish that will turn Chase’s world completely upside down and leave him feeling like one of the worst people on the planet.

Smashwords Link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/321371

Malia’s website: http://www.maliaannhaberman.weebly.com

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Spooking BOOK REVIEW

Spooking by Gill James

3 1/2 out of 5 read rating

BOOK SUMMARY

Amanda is the love of Tom’s life. After an argument, Tom crashes his car and wakes up in an unfamiliar place. Amanda is out of reach. Then he meets Marcus, who has more experience in the areas that now matter. Tom accepts his help, but Marcus has his own concerns, and eventually Tom is alone again.

How can Tom let Amanda known how much he loves her? Does she feel the same way?

http://gilljames.blogspot.com/

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Spooking-ebook/dp/B007SO234M

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Robby’s Quest For The Seed BOOK REVIEW

Robby’s Quest For The Seed by D.C. Rush

3.5 out of 5 read rating

BOOK BLURB:

Join Robby, his brother Ricky and all their bird friends as they leave Ohio and fly south for the winter. Along the way the birds find adventure and unexpected danger and upon arriving at their destination, things are not what they expected. The birds must deviate from their plans and make a crucial life decision. Both parents and children will enjoy following the birds on their adventure and will appreciate the uplifting ending.

http://dcrushbooks.com/

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009V7GZ2K

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The Swastika Tattoo BOOK REVIEW

The Swastika Tattoo by Geraldine Birch

4 1/2 out of 5 read rating

BOOK SUMMARY:

A YA historical novel, The Swastika Tattoo is the story of Rudolf Meier, a young German prisoner of war whose love for Nazi Germany is as visible as the swastika tattoo on his forearm. After Rudolf and his U-boat (submarine) crewmates are captured by an American destroyer, Rudolf is sent to a POW camp in Arizona where he labors picking cotton for a Jewish farmer. It is there that he comes face-to-face with the bigotry and intolerance he learned as a Hitler Youth. Through long months of internment, his only joy is his friendship with the farmer’s son who shows him the true meaning of humanity, individualism and democracy. Then, just as his repatriation to Germany is in sight, a murder in the camp makes Rudolf realize he may be the next target of the hard-core Nazis who really control the Arizona prison camp.

More about the author and book

http://theswastikatattoo.com/

http://www.amazon.com/The-Swastika-Tattoo-ebook/dp/B008EXSA2U/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1352058384&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Swastika+Tattoo

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Daisy BOOK REVIEW

Daisy by Katie L. Thompson

4 out of 5 read rating

Daisy Snowdon, thirty five, hasn’t been in a relationship for over five years. All that is about to change. Daisy’s mother dies leaving all her possessions to Daisy, including her diaries which date back to her childhood. Daisy discovers things about her mother’s life that she never knew before. Things that lead Daisy to thinking about her own life.

Still struggling with a phobia of commitment Daisy starts to experience things she’s never felt before. One night stands and no strings attached flings had never been Daisy’s style, but with a new view on life came a new Daisy. However, the heart wants what the heart wants…

More about the author and book

http://katielthompson.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Daisy-ebook/dp/B00A28RV4S/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1352231573&sr=8-4

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Light and Dark: The Awakening of the Mageknight

4 1/2 out of 5
Light & Dark: The Awakening of the Mageknight by D.M. Fife

Danny Firoth is on the verge of beginning his final year in middle school. The only odd thing to happen on that fateful day is the appearance of new student in school, a beautiful girl named Sabrina Drake. Fascinated by not only her spellbinding looks, but her interest in a popular fantasy card game called Knights, Danny develops a school-age crush. However, before he can build up the courage to talk to her at length, he is confronted by the resident bully. Forced into a fight, he learns that he is not so average as a strange power awakens within him, allowing him to foresee the actions of others before they happen. With the help of this new ability, Danny is able to put his antagonist in his well-deserved place, but quickly finds himself punished with an after-school detention. Awaiting the arrival of his not so happy mother, Danny is startled as a rumble shakes the very foundation of the school. Following the shuddering to its source, he discovers two frightful creatures engaged in an epic struggle of mortal combat, a large dragon and a strange shadowy being. Nearly torn to pieces by the creature of shadow and saved by the creature of legend, the dragon, Danny barely escapes. The next day at school, Danny joyfully finds that Sabrina Drake has taken a curious interest in him. With plans to meet after school, Danny’s dark thoughts, once centered on the frightful events the night before, become focused on his crush. However, things do not go as planned as the creature of shadow appears once more, forcing Sabrina Drake to forgo her secret and transform into the familiar form of the dragon that saved Danny the previous evening. After defeating the dark creature, Sabrina Drake resumes the shape of a human and begins to explain that the popular card game of Knights is more than simply a game, but reality. She describes an ancient struggle with the creature she has just defeated, dating back hundreds of years as well as an Order that has vowed to destroy them, the Light. Discovering that he has a rare ability to see these forces of darkness, Danny accepts an invitation to be tested for the possibility that he could one day become a Knight of the Light. Danny as well as four of his closest friends are judged worthy and accepted into the White Rock Academy of Illumination, a school for young Squires destined to become Knights of the Light and battle the forces of the Dark with magical weapons called Bondeds; swords created from the souls of fallen Knights of the Light. Upon the back of a full-blooded Draconic, a dragon as well as Sabrina’s father, Danny and his friend’s venture to the Florida coast where they board an old, but magical ship, and set sail for the Bermuda Triangle. In the center of the legendary triangle is a swirling tempest of black clouds, created by an ancient tear between the human world and the world of the Shadows. With the help of a Navi, a wizard specialized in navigating the dangers of the dark storm, Danny and his friends arrive safely at White Rock Island where they begin the training of their lives. Honed in the techniques of blade work by an Elvin swordmaster, Sir Syndil, and educated by a colorful assortment of professors, Danny and his friends learn battle strategy, hand to hand combat, defense against the magical arts, and a history of the ancient conflict with the Shadows. However, discovering a powerful ability within himself that may mark him as the destined savior foretold, the Mageknight, Danny must question the intentions of his instructors. With the help of his friends, Danny must use everything he has learned to thwart the betrayal of someone within the Order of Light in this fantastic tale of dragon-riding adventure, sword-wielding action, and coming of age drama.

http://www.amazon.com/Light-Dark-The-Awakening-Mageknight/dp/0985324708

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Dead Girl by B.C. Johnson BOOK REVIEW

4 out of 5 read rating for Dead Girl by B.C. Johnson

BOOK BLURB :

Dead is such a strong word…

Fifteen-year old Lucy Day falls between the gears in the machinery of the afterlife. She is murdered while on her first date, but awakens a day later, completely solid and completely whole. She has no hunger for brains, blood, or haunting, so she crosses “zombie,” “vampire,” and “ghost” off her list of re-life possibilities. But figuring out what she is becomes the least of her worries when Abraham, Lucy’s personal Grim Reaper, begins dogging her, dead-set on righting the error that dropped her back into the spongy flesh of a living girl.

Lucy must put her mangled life back together, escape re-death, and learn to control her burgeoning psychic powers while staying one step ahead of Abraham. But when she learns the devastating price of coming back from the dead, Lucy is forced to make the hardest decision of her re-life—a decision that could save her loved ones…or kill them.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007UIOIJE/ref=cm_cr_error

http://bc-johnson.com/

 

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I need Self Published Authors!

I’m currently building a list of self published books to read and review here on my blog. It doesn’t matter the age or if it’s the first book they’ve written. Whether it’s your book or someone else, if it’s self published and I won’t fall asleep reading it, I’d love to read and review it!
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Book Reviews?

I love music and I love reading.. so I think I am officially going to take my talents to a youtube channel for that. But I’ll also blog about everything that I say in the videos. Though, I need a proper camera… this one on my computer and all the others in my house suck. Stay tuned.

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