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Talebearers Podcast: Interview with AL Waddington, author of Enlightened (Book 2 of The Eve Series)

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Interview with AL Waddington, Author of Enlightened (Book 2 of The Eve Series)

 

 

Continuing where Essence (EVE series #1) ended, the barrier between Jocelyn Timmons consciousness continues to dissolve as she better understands the two lives she lives and enormity of her newly discovered inherited gift of EVE (Essence Voyager Era) which allows her to fall asleep on one plane of existence and awaken on another as her soul travels nightly.

In Enlightened (EVE series #2), present-day Jocelyn uncovers the vast wonderment of the Victorian era but soon learns that life then was not as grand for women as she has read in the classics. Still, she finds comfort in the support of family and friends; a bolstering contrast to her overly hectic, career-oriented family in the twenty-first century. Her love for Jackson Chandler strengthens across time and becomes the light she so desperately needs as the world she has always known no longer makes sense. Yet, the closer she is drawn to Jackson by their mutual ability, the more strain develops amongst those she loves in 2009.

On the other side of Jocelyn’s consciousness in 1878, she remains ignorant of EVE. Her life is crumbling around her, yet she finds herself anxiously awaiting the images that invade her dreams. Jocelyn longs to be the woman she portrays in that world yet her jealousy is unbearable. Miscommunication, betrayal and hidden agendas make trust near impossible. The clearer the visions become the more she questions motives of her closest confidants and foregoes revealing the images that plague her perception. As her life seems to unravel, Jocelyn’s two worlds collide, and she is enlightened as the pieces start to fall into place. But is she strong enough to survive the truth? Is Jackson really her destiny? And can their love transcend time?

About the Author:

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A. L. Waddington completed her undergraduate studies at University of
Texas Dallas and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.
She graduated from IUPUI with a BS in Psychology with a dual
concentration in the psychobiology of addictions and clinical
rehabilitation. She is an avid reader, enjoys spending time in her
gardens, and watching the Indianapolis Colts. A. L. and her husband,
Ty have a son, two daughters, a puppy, and an oversized cat. They
reside in Indiana.

Website/Blog/Author pages etc.

Website
Author Blog
Facebook series page
Facebook author page
Twitter: follow me @eveseries
~or twub#EssenceBook1EVEseries

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Talebearers Podcast: Industry Interview with Kathy Meis, founder of Bublish

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Listen to my interview with Kathy Meis, founder of Bublish

Want to learn more about Bublish? Check out the latest news below!

BUBLISH LAUNCHES NEW SUBSCRIPTION-BASED MARKETING SUITE FOR AUTHORS
Being an Independent Author Just Got Easier With Powerful
Social Marketing Tools for Brand Building

APRIL 17, 2014 – PUBSMART CONFERENCE – CHARLESTON, SC – Bublish – the only cloud-based platform providing a complete social marketing and digital publishing solution for independent authors’ – today announced the beta launch of its new subscription-based marketing suite to help authors find, engage and grow their audience. Bublish is meeting the brand building and marketing needs of today’s business savvy independent authors around the globe. The authorpreneur dashboard special “early adopter” pricing is available for a limited time at 60 percent off the standard rate.
The beta version will provide the ability to upload up to five books, create a public author profile and monitor social metrics. Additional features that will be rapidly added during the beta phase include eBook creation tools, pre-launch sales tools, writer’s resources and a branding widget.
“The success cycle for today’s authors must begin as they are writing their book. This is when engagement and pre-sales need to start. No one likes to launch their book into silence,” said Kathy Meis, founder of Bublish. “The Bublish authorpreneur dashboard is designed to support authors at every stage of their writing career. Bublish’s new feature-set will empower authors with the tools, metrics and resources they need to become successful long-term marketers of their work and brand.”
By using Bublish to build a powerful author brand from the start, independent authors can break through the noise in today’s crowded book marketplace. The authorpreneur dashboard provides social metrics to help authors understand who their audience is and what resonates with them. When readers are engaged, they spread the word and become brand advocates. This leads to powerful word-of-mouth recommendations, long-tail sales and a more recognizable brand when authors go to publish their next book.
The heart of the Bublish Platform is the book bubble. With Bublish’s easy-to-use interface, authors can create bubbles in seconds to promote their work to readers across multiple social channels. These highly sharable book excerpts include an author insight that tells the “story behind the story.” A book bubble is like a director’s cut for books. Authors can also sell their work through their book bubbles via major eBook retailers, including Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Smashwords.
Bublish helps authors build a dynamic personal brand by:

  • Engaging new readers in conversations about their work
  • Using storytelling to break through the noise
  • Improving SEO effortlessly
  • Increasing their digital footprint
  • Driving traffic to their website
  • Tracking success with informative analytics
  • Providing access to exclusive resources, programs and deals
  • Selling books directly from book bubbles

Authors can sign up for the Bublish authorpreneur dashboard today and receive special “early-adopter” pricing. Let Bublish empower the authorpreneur in you today!

About Bublish

Bublish is a technology startup that offers cloud-based tools, metrics and resources designed to equip today’s independent authors for success. An innovative, award-winning platform, Bublish empowers “authorpreneurs” by providing a complete social marketing and digital publishing solution. Launched at Book Expo America in June of 2012, Bublish is changing the way writers share their stories and reach their readers. Thousands of authors around the world are already using Bublish to promote their work and build their brand. Follow Bublish at: bublish.com, @BublishMe, Facebook and Google+.

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Talebearers Podcast: Interview with Marilyn Levinson, author of Murder a la Christie

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Professor Lexie Driscoll is conducting the first meeting of the Golden Age of Mystery book club in her best friend’s swanky mansion when another friend is murdered. More members are knocked off as Lexie unravels secret after secret, leading her to believe she’s living in Christie’s novel, And Then There Were None. Using Miss Marple’s knowledge of human nature and Hercule Poirot’s cunning, Lexie reveals the murderer.

About the author:

A former Spanish teacher, Marilyn Levinson writes mysteries, romantic suspense, and books for kids.
Her latest mystery, Murder a la Christie, is out with Oak Tree Press. Untreed Reads has brought out a new e-edition of her first Twin Lakes mystery, A Murderer Among Us–a Suspense Magazine Best Indie–and will bring out a new e-edition of the sequel, Murder in the Air, in May. Her ghost mystery, Giving Up the Ghost, and her romantic suspense, Dangerous Relations, are out with Uncial Press. All of her mysteries take place on Long Island, where she lives.

Her books for young readers include No Boys Allowed; Rufus and Magic Run Amok, which was awarded a Children’s Choice; Getting Back to Normal, & And Don’t Bring Jeremy.

Marilyn loves traveling, reading, knitting, doing Sudoku, and visiting with her granddaughter, Olivia, on FaceTime. She is co-founder and past president of the Long Island chapter of Sisters in Crime.

Her website is: www.marilynlevinson.com

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