I am glad to announce that Bottles & Books
Reviews first author of the month is Marie Fostino! I am so happy to have her
joining me here today for an interview.
Please go on her site to register for these great gifts. There will be two grand winners which will receive three paper back books ( The Eleventh Universe, Earthbound and The Silver Locket ) and a T-shirt.
Let me add a $10.00 gift card to this prize package.
Next there will be 3 first place winners and
each will receive a paper back book The Silver Locket.
Hit this Link below and have a chance to win!!
THIS CONTEST IS OVER. THERE WERE 79 ENTRIES. I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS A SUCCESS.
And the WINNERS ARE: Bill Hewitt & Crystal Young who both won the prize packs.
The winners of the three paperbacks are: Rebekka Fortman, Ankur Goyal, and Tonja Drecker. If you guys could contact me with your addresses as soon as possible, I can get these books off to you. THANK YOU!!
I have received an E-mail stating my book called The Silver Locket is promoting teen-age pregnancy.
I would hope to think that anyone who has read this book would see that is not the case.
I have 40 reviews on this book and none of them say anything about promoting teen-age pregnancy.
Words like teaching, loving, caring, protecting, nurturing, defending, guiding are used to describe this book.
And statements like: 'If you are a teenager or a parent with a teenager, this is a must read. It really opens your eyes to what it would be like to be a pregnant kid in high school.' 'I'd especially recommend this for any teen entering the age of exploration and for their parents.' 'A must read for all teenagers and parents. It really shows the power of raising our children in Church showing others the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.' 'The overall message of the story--one of fierce hope even in times of utter despair.' 'A must read if you are a teenager because it has many great values and lessons to be learned from the book.' 'One of the things Fostino also does effectively in this book is to set up a series of issues surrounding teen pregnancy. She covers the many attitudes society has towards these young girls and also the choices the girls have to make.' 'It portrays these two teens as people and not just hormonal, drugged-out "rebels" without a cause, and it shows that out of bad times can come something beautiful.' 'This was such a touching story about first love, tragic loss and the healing power of family.'
And so I ask for your opinion? Have you read my book? What are your thoughts? Is this something you would let your teenager read? Please let me know your thoughts on this matter. THANK YOU
Pinky's Favorite Reads 12,000 view give away
Grand Prize Winner: Rowena Acierto
My book is in the mail - Enjoy and thanks for entering :)
Consolation Prize Winners: Lisa Brown & Vivian Situ
My books are in the mail - Enjoy and thanks for entering :)
I decided today while working on the ambulance that I would love to give a book away. So If you buy the E-book The Silver Locket, I will give you the E-book A Struggle of the Heart for FREE.
GOOD THIS WEEK ONLY OCT 21 - OCT 26
E-mail me with your order so I can send you the FREE one.
Available on Amazon
Do we really understand what the New York Times Best Seller means? It is a list composed by The News Surveys department, not by the New York Times Book Review department and it is based on weekly sales reports obtained from selected samples of chain bookstores, independent book stores and wholesalers throughout the United States. The lists are divided between fiction & non-fiction, paper back, hard cover & E-books.
What does this mean for writers? Well A Stanford Business School analysis found that the most of book buyers use the New York Times to guide them. This study helps us unknown writers get the biggest benefit from being on this list with the benefit of sales and exposure, while known authors like Nicholas Sparks will not see any benefit.
There was one set of authors who manipulated their books into the best selling charts. They ordered over 10,000 copies of their books in small orders at different book stores. There book climbed to #4 and sat there for 15 weeks before slowly making it #1 on The New York Times Best Sellers List. This is not illegal but considered unethical to publishers. Amazon also displays the best sellers list starting with the most popular book.
So why am I writing this? If you have an author friend/ relative and want to help them out, buy their book, tell a friend and ask them to buy and read their book. The more exposure you can help them with, just maybe they can be lucky enough to get on The New York Times Best Sellers List. Every writers DREAM.
In doing research, I looked up some of the facts about teen pregnancies. I found
that 1 in 10 American teen girls will get pregnant at least once before the age 20, that parenthood is the leading reason that teen girls drop out of school, and more shocking is the reality that more than half of teen mothers never graduate from high school. It is said that less than 2 percent of teen mothers have the opportunity to earn a college degree by the age 30. Given that the age in which
teens become promiscuous, did you know that almost 50 percent of teens have never considered how a pregnancy would affect their lives?
THIS MAY BE A GOOD BOOK FOR PRE-TEENS.
I am the Author
a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and still believe in the power of love &