Thursday, January 25, 2018

Fun: games, giveaways, writing contests!

We're almost done with January and Valentine's Day is lingering around. Some authors have come up with giveaways and virtual parties that you can join in for free and get a chance to find new books, play games, have fun, and win prizes. Check the links below.

This rafflecopter giveaway has over 60 prizes & chances to win with a grand prize of $100 Paypal Cash. Prizes include Gift Cards, Books, Tee, Mystery Prizes, Jewelry & More. Free to enter and you can follow lots of cool romance writers.

If you're on Facebook, sign up to attend this virtual party. It's free, you can be on your computer or phone during the party, play, have fun, meet new authors, and win prizes as well. Check it out and share with your friends:

If you're into writing, the following is currently open for submissions - and it's a paid market:

The Ocotillo Review:

Welcome to Kallisto Gaia Press, home of "The Ocotillo Review"  and "The Texas Poetry Calendar". We are a nonprofit literary organization supporting writers at all stages of their careers. Although we welcome experimental or unusual approaches to literature, our goal is to promote finely crafted work with an expressive and meaningful voice. We pay our contributors upon publication because we feel that too much art is taken for granted. Thank you for supporting Kallisto Gaia Press.  We have an all volunteer staff. Thank you for your understanding.
>>>The Ocotillo Review will accept submissions January 15 through March 31 and August 15 through October 31.

Your brief poems related to the culture, geography and iconography of Texas are welcome for the 2019 Texas Poetry Calendar. Submissions open December 1st of 2017 and run through midnight CST on February 20th of 2018.

Have fun, read, and write!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Blog Book Tour: Live A Life Of Abundance! Angelic Insight Book 1-Archangels Whispers

Archangels Whispers
from the Angelic Insights Series
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Archangels Whispers, Sparkle Kiss: Angelic Missives, Divine Life Purpose Spiritual Wisdom, Healing, Vibration, Abundance, and More!
(Angelic Insight Book 1)

Archangels Whispers, Sparkle Kiss guides you on your journey to fulfill your dreams and Divine life purpose. Learn to hear the Angelic missives, discover your divine life purpose and spiritual wisdom, heal your vibration, create abundance, and More! 

I believe it is a great starting point for you to call upon the Archangels utilizing prayer by using your own words that you hear in your heart. 
The act of meditation is an enjoyable mode to access your subconscious soul by raising your vibration. Once you have high vibration, light, and love, you will be able to connect with the Archangels.

Angelic Missives, Divine Life Purpose, Spiritual Wisdom, Healing, Vibration, Abundance, and More!

Check out the companion Journal To Archangels Whispers, Sparkle Kiss Guide (four different companion journals are available). 

The journal has a daily planner which guides to learn to meditate, daily affirmations, goal setting, dream boards, and exercise objectives to raise your vibration level.

This journal will guide you on your journey to learn about your Divine life purpose, connect with the Archangels and Angels, and so much more!

Angelic Insights series is about journals and guides that will start you on your journey to your Divine life purpose, dreams, self-development, and meditation. Archangels Sparkle guides you on your journey to fulfill your dreams and Divine life purpose.

Time is measured by your heartbeats, the moment that you take the first breath of life awakening your soul.

Every person is born with their distinct Divine life purpose, but it is often forgotten.

This book will help you start by guiding you to learn your Divine life purpose with the aid of the Archangels and your Guardian angels.
You have your own personal Guardian Angels that were chosen to guide you throughout your life. They are assigned only to you, and this should give you peace.

The Guardian Angels are appointed to love, protect, and help you on your life journey. Your Guardian Angels are always with you and never leave your side. They are ready to help you, you only need to give them permission to do so since you have free will. You can talk to your Guardian Angels as if you were talking to a friend and they will take your prayers to God.
I pray that you will open your mind and heart to welcome the Archangels and Guardian Angels into your world as great spiritual friends that will guide you.

Genre: Religion & Spirituality, Spirituality, Angels, Chakras, New Age & Spirituality, Angels & Spirit Guides

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      This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are products of the author's imagination, obtained with permission of use, or are used fictitiously and are not to be construed as real. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, organizations, or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
I live in Calif with my husband and children. My grandkids are my
treasure. When I am not writing, I enjoy going to cruises, concerts, eating white peaches, pistachio ice cream, and sipping margaritas.
I have been reading the romance and suspense genre since I was a young girl. I always dreamed of writing paranormal tales that are full of love, incredible sexy wild men, mysterious realms, and a dash of suspense.
I love writing in the paranormal genre because of the limitless range of characteristics, powers, and weaknesses available to develop the characters' and realms. I love sexy angels, gods, vampires, werewolves, dragons, and other entities.

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Music: Interview with Musician NOLTAC

For the year's first blog post, why not start with music? We've been fortunate to get an interview with eccletic musician NOLTAC, so read on to find out more about his career and his work. And don't forget to click on the links to get more information and buy his music.

Please tell us a little about your background and where you are from.
I am from Prince George's County MD which is part of the DC, MD, and VA Metropolitan area. My background is based in music. I've studied music starting at 8 years old when I and my twin brother were in instrumental class. I played the flute and still do to this day. I have experience in piano, bass guitar, violin, steel drum pan, and the tuba. I graduated from college with a Bachelor's degree from Nyack College and seek to get a trade in audio engineering and composition for film.

Sounds like you were born to play music, so when did you realize you had a calling?
I realized I had a calling for music at 15. I was in my high school band and we had a discussion with a rep from Bowie State about getting into a career in music, and I was inspired by my band director Mr. Alphonso Jiles, to pursue something I loved. That was playing music, but I wanted to take it a step further and learn everything there was to music, and that's when I decided I'd be a composer/songwriter.

Was your band director a great influence for you to follow in the music career?
Yes. He loved to teach us about music and I would see the passion he had for it when he would teach us it, even when I would take the initiative when it came to conducting, and teaching me the tuba! I wanted to have the same passion and fire for music.

Do you also write the lyrics and compose the songs?

I write mainly instrumental music and beats because sometimes I feel the music can tell the story with emotions the audience/listener feel better than words can at times. When I want to write something that contains lyrics, I'll write the lyrics in the form of a story to help me guide the lyrics into a specific direction.

That’s a great idea to write the lyrics like a story. When was the first time you performed live and how did you feel?
First time I preformed live I was 9 years old, and I was so nervous that I almost shat myself, but that was because I drank too much milk. LOL!

I can imagine being nervous that young! Is there a specific performance you feel was your best so far? If so, where and why?
My best performance I would say came from my senior recital at 21 years old. It was a requirement for all composition and music majors. The only difference for a comp major was that I had to have all the music in the recital be composed by me. The hours of writing, scheduling rehearsals with other students, on top of going to classes, doing homework and other student meetings, it was one of the most stressful times in my life. When I finally heard and performed all the music I composed for that recital, it was excellent and the work put in it was well worth it.

What do you enjoy the most about your interaction with the fans?
They comment and ask questions, which gives me the chance to get to know them and in turn they get to know me!

That’s great that you can enjoy your fans as well. How do you draw inspiration to write your music? 
I'll sometimes listen to old vintage jazz music and then just sit at a piano and improvise some notes until I hear something that sticks out to me and try to embellish what I just played. Other times, I'll hear a tune in my dreams and as soon as I wake up I'll put what I hear into my DAW.

What are you working on now and what are your plans for the future? Where can we find and buy your music?
Right now, my future goals is to press on to have some of my instrumental music placed in TV ads, commercials, video games and any other avenues that instrumental music can be used. I plan on creating another beat tape or instrumental music album to add to my catalog to keep it growing. To build for myself, my wife and future children.

You can find my music for purchase at the following links below:

Perfect. Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Thank you for this wonderful opportunity and hope to hear from you again. Take care and God bless.

Thank you so much for your time in granting us this interview and we wish you lots of success in your music career! Congratulations on your accomplishments!