Wattpad Spotlight: Reasons To Live

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Book promotion! “Reasons to Live” by Nyhterides

Check out this lovely collection of short stories of hope, love, lost, and bitter-sweetness. They’re short but gripping and keep you turning the page for more.

This collection of short stories tells of life, pain, suffering, and sometimes even happiness. I hope you will enjoy.

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Indie Spotlight: Someday I’ll be Redeemed

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Indie author promotion! “Someday I’ll be Redeemed” by Kelly Blanchard

Magic and war, deceit and mystery — check out this medieval fantasy sci-fi where kingdoms clash and love blossoms in an intricately-woven tale of a wronged man rising to the challenge.

Everyone thinks him to be dead–or guilty. Without a word or sighting of Prince Lorrek of Cuskelom these last ten years, all believe the rumors of his crimes, which he is said to have committed, are true. However, when he finally returns to clear his name, Lorrek realizes the only way to find redemption is to become the very man they think him to be in this time when advanced technology challenges ancient magic to war.

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Book Review: Finvarra’s Circus by Monica Sanz (DistantDreamer)

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I recently finished reading “Finvarra’s Circus” by Monica Sanz (AKA DistantDreamer), and, my, what a beautiful, haunting read.

This is the second of Monica’s books I’ve read so far, with the first being “A Witchling’s Rites” (first draft and continuing on Wattpad) and I loved it from start to finish. It follows the tale of young Leanna Weston, a girl with heart problems that rendered her disabled – physically and emotionally, the latter as a result of her family’s over-protectiveness – seeking an escape when she is forced into an arranged marriage. She’s heard the wonders of Finvarra’s circus from her mother when she was alive, and coincidentally that circus was coming to town, and was to be Leanna’s salvation.

This story — it left me reeling and breathless. I don’t cry over books (unless it involves dogs, generally — “Marley and Me” remains the only one so far) but finishing this book left me with an ache in the chest that’s both exhilaration and devastation I only ever see in a truly wonderful book.

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Wattys2014 Entry Spotlight: Pitch Black by Elise Noble

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Please take the time to consider voting for Pitch Black by EliseNoble for Wattys2014.

Genre: General fiction/Romance

Ash is a girl on the run.  From who?  Not even she knows.  Ending up in England, in a dead end job in a sleepy country village, she can’t see a way out of her predicament.

Luke lives the perfect life, or at least that’s how it looks. He’s hot, he’s rich, but he’s far from happy.  He’s buckling under the strain of a dysfunctional family and a job that’s lost its lustre.  All he wants is a little excitement in his life, but doesn’t know how to get it.

When they meet, sparks fly, but will they end up helping each other or hurting each other?

Throw in a stroppy teenager, a personal assistant who thinks he rules the world and the small matter of a kidnapping, and there’s only one direction things are going to go…

If you think this story, free to read on Wattpad, is worth a vote, please share the linked posts on Twitter and on Facebook, with the link and #Watty2014, to give Elise a chance.

 

Wattys2014 Entry Spotlight: When You Feel Beautiful by Denmark Harris

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Please take the time to consider voting for When You Feel Beautiful by Denmark Harris for Wattys2014.

From the author:

Whenever I write a novel, I write with an ideal girl in mind. For When You Feel Beautiful, the girl that I hope will love this story doesn’t love herself. She may not love how she looks or love who she is. This girl will probably suffer from depression and wants the pain to end. This girl will be a bully victim. This is the girl I’m trying to reach with this story. Votes would greatly increase my novel’s chances of winning a Watty award. I want to win for me, but I mostly want to win for the girls I’m trying to reach. Winning a Watty would put my novel in a position where it has the best chance of reaching as many girls as possible. I’d appreciate any and all votes.

Genre: Paranormal

Fifteen-year-old Jenny Ballena isn’t new to Valley, California, but she’ll soon be new to Valley High. When Jenny’s rebellious neighbor and soon-to-be fellow high school peer, Melissa Martinez, invites her to an unsupervised pool party, Jenny quickly rejects the invite. Her first love is swimming, but is swimming really worth revealing her darkest secret?

To avoid being laughed at, Jenny decides not to go to the party.

Besides, Nina Ballena, Jenny’s mother would never allow her to attend a party without any adults. Or so Jenny thought. Melissa pressures Jenny into going along with her plan: Jenny must lie to her own mother. Her gut instinct screams a warning: perpetuating this lie will only make things worse.

Things only become worse when Jenny runs afoul of Samara Cherriton, the redheaded unspoken leader of a vicious gang of boys.

Life for Jenny takes an even more disastrous turn when a girl she wishes were beautiful reveals her secret on the first day of school.

The girl in her mirror.

Jenny eventually meets her mysterious and charming neighbor, Miguel. For his sake, Jenny must learn to love herself. Will Jenny ever gaze into the mirror and love what she sees? Winning Valley High’s annual Karina Lopez Brain Bee may be her only shot at loving the girl in the mirror.

But winning won’t be easy.

Two-time Brain Bee Champion, Sunshine Wiggins, is rumored to be a genius among her peers. Not only that, but in the Brain Bee’s twenty-three year history, NO SOPHOMORE has ever raised the trophy. Some say it’s the Sophomore Curse.

Before Jenny decides to beat Sunshine Wiggins, she decides to join her. The reason?
Revenge.

If you think this story, free to read on Wattpad, is worth a vote, please share the linked posts on Twitter and on Facebook, with the link and #Watty2014, to give this story a chance.

 

Wattys2014 Entry Spotlight: A Collection of Works by Rosaimee

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Please take the time to consider voting for Poems from the Tower and Ardith (in English and Spanish) by Rosaimee for Wattys2014.

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I used to write poetry a long time ago. Poems from the Tower is compendium of dreams of love, sorrow and despair. Fantasy and reality converge in these verses to create this collection of poetry, in my attempt to purge away some feelings.

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Wattys2014 Entry Spotlight: The Cheaters Club by Rebecca Sky

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Please take the time to consider voting for The Cheaters Club by Rebecca Sky for Wattys2014.

Genre: New adult

This is a book I’m reading free on Wattpad and it’s an entertaining and enthralling tale of a young man working his way back in life when his heart is broken. With witty dialogue, characters whom you love to hate, and a sympathetic protagonist, it’s a highly recommended read.

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