Sunday, November 30, 2014

Small Business Sunday!!!!!

Hey ya'll,
today is Small Business Sunday where individuals like you and I can go out shopping at our local stores to show our support for our community businesses. I am so grateful that they have days like this because it allows for smaller businesses which tend to get overshadowed by larger businesses to receive the attention and recognition they deserve. 

So if you happen to be a book lover and are planning on going to a locally owned book store remember to check out some indie books first. Indie books are typically self published books. Also, if you're looking for a great gift for your child or a loved one that is between the ages 2-8 years then you can follow this link to purchase my children's book, Duck's First Day of School:

What big purchases did you make from a small business in your area? Do you even care about Small Business Sunday? Why? What is your favorite books to read? Comment below and let me know what you think! Talk to you later :) Description of my children's book will follow below:

     Duck's First Day of School is a picture book that discusses the trials, tribulations, and fears that come along with attending your first day of school.
     Now that Duck is on his own for the morning will he be able to get through the day without his parents by his side? Will he make friends? Or will he make enemies?
 To find out how Duck's day went just click on the link to purchase.

Freado to Read?.....

The word Freado sounds strange I know, but behind that name is a wonderful website just for publishers, authors, and book lovers. On this site authors post up their books for auction and readers play games to win points used to bid for the vast collection of books up for grabs.

Everything on this site is free. All you do is create an account which can be set up in seconds if you are connecting through Facebook and from there you just play games and get enough points to out bid those who may be going after the same book as you. However, be sure to be a smart bidder because you'd hate to bid away all your points on a book that only needs so much of them.

The best part about the games are that they're really simple and you can easily get points within an hour of playing them. The games on Freado include hangman, matching, and trivia which all have a theme to it in regards to the latest books, movies, and television shows out.

Freado is ahead of its time in regards to how interactive it truly is. It provides incentive for readers to continue reading books as well as help up and coming authors establish a unique following in addition to the honest reviews that come along with "giving" away their books.

So far I am bidding on the book, The Haunting of Wolfe Haven by Debbie A. Heaton. With any luck not only will I win, but her book will be the first review I give out of many reviews to come.

What would draw you to read this book? Is the cover something to marvel over? 
Is their a balance in the way her book is being depicted? Comment below and let me know what you think :) Talk to you soon! Description of the book below:

Riley Russell is gorgeous, smart, and successful.  She also has a broken heart she's managed to keep secret from everyone--including herself.  Three years ago, she walked away from her marriage to entrepreneur Tristan Russell, believing there was no hope for the relationship.  But when he reenters her life unexpectantly, Riley must fight to remain independent and in control of the life she has built.

Tristan, as handsome and accomplished as ever, is planning to get remarried, but first he must divorce Riley.  To save her broken heart, Riley must confront her feelings for Tristan, his family, and his haunted ancestral house, Wolfe Haven.  Along the way, she must navigate a minefield of secrets and mysteries, including arson, betrayal, and murder.

As Riley and Tristan try to find love with each other a second time around, they come to grips with things that go bump in the night.  If Riley isn't careful, she may fall prey to enemies that are closer than she thinks.

Saturday, November 29, 2014


Hello, I am author KMJ!
Earlier this year I published my first children's book titled, Duck's First Day of School, which is available on Amazon. My story is about a young boy named Duck and his trials and tribulations that he faces while going to school for the first time. This story is very entertaining for the family to read and the perfect gift for the holiday season. To purchase just click on the link : Thank you in advance for your support and happy holidays :)

So this year has been so crazy in the sense that everyone seems to be buying more and more books. However, I wonder what has made these individuals crave books so much nowadays. Is it the schools promoting more reading? Are the parents pushing their children to read more? Or is there just more readers in the up and coming generations? Maybe it's all three or maybe it's the authors and publishers.

Just think about it. What is happening to books that are making them so appealing? Don't know? Well, I will tell you, it is the title and the book cover. Having the right name that sounds unique yet is short and mysterious at the same time invokes the readers to purchase their book. In addition, the cover of the book has to match up to such an awesome title the writer has created. If an author can make an equally great cover to match the book's name then they are sure to make an impact on readers who are most likely to advise others about their book.

In the hit cultural phenomenon Twilight by Stephenie Meyer you can see how she tried to appeal to her audience. Meyer created a mysterious, pure-like, and creepy looking cover that makes you go 'Why an apple?' For Christians they may think of the story about Adam and Eve like I did at first which invoked my curiosity in her book.

Here is a tip for people who want to become an author or dream of being an author or even authors who are struggling now. I want you to know that good authors write a story, great authors create a masterpiece in the package itself entirely. The cover tells a lot and the name tells more.

Check back every Sunday and Wednesday for my first book vlogs. I'm going to cover some new books as well as some classics. To find out which books I'm reading you only have to watch ;) See you soon!