Monday, February 29, 2016

Celebrate Leap Day! Leap into Books $250.00 Cash Giveaway!

Leap Into Cash $250 
Leap Into Cash $250 Giveaway - February 29th to March 20th

An Awesome Group of Authors & Bloggers have joined with me to bring you 1 fabulous prize!! We’re giving away $250 in Paypal Cash! Or alternately you can choose a $250 Amazon.com eGift Code! a Rafflecopter giveaway   

Thanks to these awesome bloggers & authors for sponsoring this giveaway!! 





Sponsor List I Am A Reader Author Theresa DaLayne Jennfer Bardsley Aubrey Wynne: Romantasy Through the Ages Melanie McFarlane Books Lonna @ FLYLēF Book Reviews Krysten Lindsay Hager author Kelly Hashway Leora Krygier YA Author Lori's Reading Corner Rick Starkey Writes Bella Street Time Travel Romance Bonnie Blythe Faith-Based Romance Joshua David Bellin Suzi Love Glistering Bs Blog Katy Haye Elisa Dane Helen Smith Simple Wyrdings The Cottage Bookshelf Author D.E. Haggerty Erin Richards Coupons and Freebies Mom Inger Iversen



 Giveaway Details $250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon.com eGift Card Ends 3/20/16 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal or who can redeem an Amazon.com Gift Code. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the authors, bloggers and publishers on the sponsor list. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Interview with Kelly Hashway!


Welcome Kelly Hashway!




Hi, Kelly. First tell us a little about you. Things like your hobbies and interest besides writing.

Hi, Rick! Aside from writing, I spend my time playing with my daughter, running, editing for Leap Books and my own list of clients, reading, and traveling. Though I don't travel as much as I'd like to.

R.S. I know you have published a lot of books. Remind us of how many. Feel free to name them If you would like.

K.H. I should really know the number off the top of my head, but I don't! LOL Okay, list it is:
YA Titles:
Touch of Death
Stalked by Death
Face of Death
The Monster Within
The Darkness Within
Into the Fire

Middle Grade Titles:
Curse of the Granville Fortune

Picture Books:
May the Best Dog Win
The Purrfect Puppy
Peppe Maurice Pierre, Poodle Extraordinaire
Melinda's Museum Magic
A Lion's Song
Santa Bunny
Fish Detectives
Cricket's Drive Around Town

I also write romance under the pen name Ashelyn Drake.

You are also the acquisitions editor for Leap Books, Seek, so I guess that would be considered your day job along with freelance editing. What was your last day job before becoming an author and editor?
I taught middle school language arts for seven years before my daughter was born and I switched to editing and writing full time. I've always worked in the English field, though. I'm one of those crazy people who loves grammar.

Now that we’ve warmed up, here is my list.

RS.  What kind of stories do you like to write?  And why?

K.H Paranormal/horror stories come the easiest to me. I grew up reading R.L. Stine and watching horror movies that I really had no business watching at such a young age. I just love the supernatural though. It's so much more exciting than the real world.
R.S. What do you find frustrating about writing?

K.H. The publishing industry is SLOW and I do everything at a fast pace, so it's tough to have patience sometimes. 

R.S. Besides the standard stuff like write what you know, write every day, or read a lot, what is the best advice someone has ever given you about writing?

K.H. You can always get better. No matter how long you've been writing, you can always improve and learn more.

R.S. What question would you most like to ask other writers? To ask R. L. Stein?

K.H. LOL You know R.L. Stine is one of my favorites. I'd ask something fun, like what's the one big selling book you wish you'd written yourself. I know I've read books and thought, "I wish I'd thought of that!"

R.S. What question do wish an interviewer would ask you that no one has ever asked. And what is your answer?

K.H. Hmm, I think I'll choose the question I just posed. What book do I wish I'd written? When I read Delirium by Lauren Oliver, I had that, "Why didn't I think of that?" moment. I loved it so much, even though the ending tore me apart inside.

R.S. Most would ask where you see yourself in ten years as a writer. My version of that question is what is your future dream as a writer?

K.H. I'm still dreaming of making a big list like USA Today or the New York Times. Who am I kidding saying OR? If I'm dreaming, I'd like to make both lists.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Leap Books is celebrating the Leap Year









Leap Books is celebrating the Leap Year with a special once in four year sale, putting a huge selection of amazing books on sale for just 99cents from February 22nd through February 29th. Enjoy the extra day this year with some new books!

Storm Watcher by Maria Snyder – Luke Riley is lost after losing his mother to a storm. With his new friend Willajean, he stuggles through a summer of stubborn fathers, storms, unhelpful siblings, and hidden guilt.

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When Sparrows Fall by Diana Blackstone - When Susanna’s discovery of a strange nighttime visitor at her mysterious neighbor’s home leads to the unveiling of secrets, Susanna is forced to make a choice between her conscience and her Mennonite community.

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Island Sting by Bonnie J. Doerr - Kenzie didn’t expect her first summer in the Florida Keys to be murder. Cute guys, awesome boats, endangered species, gun-toting thugs…



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Fright Before Christmas Anthology - ‘Tis the season to be screaming along with our thirteen tales of holiday horrors. Ghosts. Monsters. Demons. And more! This Christmas, be careful what you wish for…



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Stake Out by J. Bonnie Doerr - A surreal encounter with an ancient sea turtle propels Kenzie into peril in the Florida Keys…



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Under My Skin by Judith Graves - All her parents wanted was for Eryn to live a normal life… A normal life? Now that’s the real fairytale.



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Second Skin by Judith Graves - What happens when you’re both the beauty and the beast?



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Skin of My Teeth by Judith Graves - HOW TO PLAY

* draw a card from the deck

* kill or be killed

* and if you’re lucky, repeat…



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Beware the Little White Rabbit Anthology - Come Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s classic, ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Join Leap Books on this curious exploration of madness, tea parties, Cheshire grins, moments of terror, fantastical settings, romance, and, mayhem! Our select group of talented authors are united by their passion for all things Alice and will delight you with their take on what really happened down the rabbit hole.



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Spirited Anthology - Leap Books summoned best-selling paranormal and dreadfully talented debut authors to conjure up Spirited, a haunting collection of 13 tales guaranteed to keep you up all night.



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For the Love of Strangers by Jaqueline Horsfall - What if you discovered your birth fulfilled an ancient prophecy?
What if you were destined to save an entire wild species?
Would you heed the call?

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Never Been Texted by Linda Joy Singleton - Though Ashlee knows not all stories end happily, she’s determined to make hers the best it can be.

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As Waters Gone By by Tina Bustamante - Can Ellie gain the courage to uncover the truth of who she really is and finally find a place where she belongs, or will she choose to remain an outsider?

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Killer’s Instinct by Dawn Dalton & Judith Graves - Where there is no life – there’s HOPE.

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Racing Hearts Book One by Laura Lascarso - He wants to honor his father’s legacy; she wants to prove her father wrong.

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Racing Hearts Book Two by Laura Lascarso - Can these two competitors overcome the sins of their fathers or will a shadowed history destroy their dreams forever?

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Half-Life by Tina Ferraro - Probably not a good idea to take advice from your dead twin sister.

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Right Kind of Mistake by Rebecca Thomas - Heartbroken, Haylie is only looking for a few hours of pure bliss. But hockey hero Cam wants more than a hook-up. His goal? Ice-melting romance.

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