WHO IS KILLING AND DISMEMBERING THEIR VICTIMS–READ MIDNIGHT OWL A JOE LEVERETTE MYSTERY AND FIND OUT! — Viv Drewa – The Owl Lady

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Originally posted on karenwritesmurder: THIS ONE IS A WINNER! A MUST READ MYSTERY BY VIV DREWA! A REAL PAGE TURNER WITH AN OWL THAT WARNS OF DEATH! WHERE TO BUY THIS FANTASTIC READ! AMAZON APPLE iBOOKS BARNES & NOBLE CREATESPACE KOBO ? ? ?

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5-Star Review – “A small town in the 1960’s must deal with some big-time crime.” – “the Everglades” (Carson Reno Mystery Series Book 3) by Gerald W. Darnell — Viv Drewa – The Owl Lady

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Originally posted on Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions: It’s 1962, and the Mafia has discovered some new tricks in getting their drugs from Colombia to the streets of America. Their plans are working perfectly until an unfortunate boating accident puts the FBI back on their trail. Carson’s friend, Elizabeth Teague, has a large amount of…

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WHEN THE LIGHTENING STRIKES THE COTTONWOOD BY LISA L. BORM

When Lightning Strikes the Cottonwood by [Borm, Lisa L]  Divorced, with no where else to go, Margo returns to the small town she abandoned long ago. There she rekindles her friendship with old school friends: Justin and Kathy, but it’s first love, Darryl who stirs the old memories and lies along with the passion they once had. Will revisiting their past destroy her second chance at happiness?

PRAISE FOR THE STORY!

January 23, 2018

Format: Kindle Edition
I had the pleasure of reading this book as an ARC reader and I was blown away by the raw depth of the characters. Margo, the main character, will take you on her journey as she struggles to make peace with her past and build her future when life just doesn’t seem to be making sense at the moment. Lisa had crafted a wonderful story that speaks to the depth of human emotions. Life decisions. Love choices. Regrets. And second chances. Bravo, Lisa,
bravo.

AVAILABLE AT AMAZON

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WHO IS KILLING AND DISMEMBERING THEIR VICTIMS–READ MIDNIGHT OWL A JOE LEVERETTE MYSTERY AND FIND OUT!

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THIS ONE IS A WINNER! A MUST READ MYSTERY BY VIV DREWA!

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A REAL PAGE TURNER WITH AN OWL THAT WARNS OF DEATH!

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WHERE TO BUY THIS FANTASTIC READ!

AMAZON

APPLE iBOOKS

BARNES & NOBLE

CREATESPACE

KOBO

 

 

 

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WHAT HAPPENED TO AMANDA STONE THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED

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on August 16, 2017
I must admit I was always more of a dog person that a cat person that is until I met Elvira. Smart, sassy and wiser than that Susan Lynn Solomon who writes about Emlyn Goode’s snoopiness that lands her in some strange adventures. Each Eveyn Goode escapade draws me right in and I laugh and are thoroughly entertained. I am obsessed. keep writing Solomon you make my life seem almost normal!!!!!!!!

THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED:AN EMLYN GOODE MYSTERY

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WHAT AUTHORS ARE SAYING ABOUT SOUTHERN OWL PUBLICATIONS

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 WHY AUTHORS LOVE THEM!

Roadmaps of the Mind by [Mayo, Will]

Will Mayo

Crystal can I reiterate that you are the most adorable, loving, patient sensible publisher or editor an author could ever have?

December 18, 2017

Neal Sayatovich: I just want to tell you how thankful I am for you and Southern Owl. You have been incredible to me and I appreciate every thing you have done for me.

 

Rusty's Chronicles by [Loren, Victoria H.]Testimonial from Author Victoria H. Loren…June 22, 2017

Sometimes acceptance (in giving up wanting anything more that what is humanly possible) is the best policy. We want our best foot forward and that is all we can ask for. What we all are doing is amazing given our resources. Especially you and your team as a independent publisher. We are not set up with elaborate programs or huge print presses. Yet, the final product can compete and that speaks volumes.

 

 

 

 

Battle Cry and The Berserker by [Scholey, C. L.]

C.L. Scholey – 2017

When Crystal asked me to write about my success as an author I was flattered and a bit overwhelmed. I’m not a USA Today bestseller or NYT bestseller but I do sell and have hit #1 Amazon numerous times, ARe bestseller though it’s a moot point now as with Fictionwise. I’ve hit bestseller on Bookstrand. Managed in the hundreds on Barnes and Noble. Was author of the year with a book of the year. Second in so many categories with different books and publishers with awards.

All authors love to write so it’s not that I’m doing anything differently. All authors have passion, drive, and I bet each of us is an emotional roller coaster. My words are geared to what I’m feeling most often. If I’m sad so are my characters, when happy, ticked off—same.

So why do some authors sell better than others? I’ve read amazing books that get little notice and some really awkward stories that go far. I’m not sure there is a ‘fair’ factor involved. I think there is a lot of luck. I also think promotion has a great deal to do with some authors. For instance: If you have a box of kittens in a barn in a corner who will know? You might get the odd family member or friend. But if you put a sign up outside the barn it may catch added attention. If you go a step further and put flyers out you may sell all your kittens, in the paper, you may even have some asking when the next litter will be born.

A good publisher is important if you decide to go traditional. It’s in a publisher’s best interest to help you with your book, after all they have an investment. Check out the publisher and their authors. If you have a publisher who couldn’t care less, callously tosses your hard work up for an unreasonable amount or a paltry sum you’ll run into difficulty if they leave you stranded and do zero promotion—either way. If the cost is too much remember, readers blame price on authors  regardless when being informed the publisher sets the price. If the cost is too little other than for sales purpose readers may think the story isn’t even worth the small amount. Do your research. If you self-publish be forewarned you’ll need the backup of some die hard readers. Readers are invaluable. Readers who take the time to share your work, review your work or offer suggestions are gold. Treat them as such because they have no ulterior motive, they just love your work and you’re lucky to have them.

Know your worth. I don’t mean simply money, I mean know what your words mean to you. Years ago I had an editor rearrange a story until I felt it wasn’t mine, I felt bullied. Some changes are fine, some advice is truly wonderful, but the second you put your words down you own them, you have to be happy with them. Your life won’t be over if you tell someone ‘reject changes’ and put your foot down. YOUR name is on the cover. Yours. That’s what people remember.

Why do you write? No—really? Each time before I begin a story I ask myself that very question. Like dreams there are some who must continue their explorations in their sleep because their mind will not be contained when your eyes close. Words are explosions onto paper. Extensions of you that will not be harnessed.

Go big or go home…always go big because, no worries, if you’re an author you will always have a home. It’s inside you. It’s where your characters live until you write the life into them. I can write anywhere. My thoughts and ideas are a blink of an eye away at any given time. And don’t just ‘write what you know’. I’ve never met a Zargonnii, Castian or Tonan warrior! Step out of your comfort zone, there is no ‘box’. Do, write what you feel.

So, why/how do I sell books? Hell if you can figure it out let me know. It’s 1am as I finish this. I still have zero clue. Then again, it’s 1am. Everyone in my house is asleep including the dog.

Whether you sell or not, ask yourself one last question. Does writing make you happy? If the answer is yes, then you have the most important sale of your life; you just sold you—to you. That is the most important emotional financial exchange of your life. You must be important to you. You will be the one weathering the insecurities, the edits, the frustration, the patience needed involved from start to—lol, there is no finish. You will weather the reviews from day one until you pull the book and decide it’s ‘day done’. I hope you never have a day done. Welcome to being an author. 🙂

NOW THAT YOU HAVE HEARD WHAT THEIR AUTHORS SAID THERE IS NO REASON NOT TO VISIT THE WEBSITE AND SUBMIT YOUR BOOK TO SOUTHERN OWL!

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FAIRY FALLS WAS BORING AS ALL GET OUT, THAT IS UNTIL THE ANIMALS STARTED TO TALK. READ LOST AND FOUND AND FIND OUT WHAT THEY ARE SAYING!

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June 24, 2017

Format: Kindle Edition
So, I agreed to review this book based on the fact that it’s a teen book and I’m a middle school assistant principal. It’s important to me that I can share books with our students. I didn’t expect to actually like a “psychic” mystery with talking animals as characters. It’s a good thing I didn’t have my expectations set to like this book because turns out I LOVED it!!!!

If you’ve checked out many of my reviews, you’ll know I don’t say that I love many books.

This book has stuck with me since the first reading. The characters are real. I know people just like them. My students will be able to identify with them and their feelings. They are flawed. They are funny. They are realistic.

Add in the fact that the main character Meagan can hear and talk to animals, well, this storyline takes on an all new depth. 

Two worlds collide as three unlikely friends bond over saving a doomed animal shelter.

If you are looking for a book to recommend to middle school and older students, this is a great book! It includes realistic, although illegal, escapades the characters find themselves in. It includes romance and characters with physical disabilities. It includes realistic relationships between adult and student-aged characters. 

Just because the cover has a cat paw and a human hand reaching for each other doesn’t mean this book lacks depth or plot. Pick it up and give it a read!

 

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A SNEAK PEAK EXCEPRT

Beep, beep, the front door sounded again. Sighing, Whiskey lifted a back leg in the middle of the hallway and proceeded to groom herself. She heard a familiar voice. The Kind One is here. Good. I’ll get my litter box done first. She stopped grooming and instantly regretted the extra mess she’d made. Then Whiskey heard another voice. This one belonged to a human who was younger and female, yet there was a rough edge to her voice, like she had just swallowed a handful of litter. Curious, Whiskey sauntered over to the reception area, jumped on the grey chair that waited there for her, and proceeded to do what she did best—observe.

“Stop whining about it, Meagan, or suck it up, as you would say. You’re doing these hours and there’s no getting out of it.”

“Isn’t there a child labour law on this?” the younger human asked.

“You’re not being paid.”

“Okay, isn’t this considered some kind of abuse, then?”

The Kind One smiled. “Only if I feed you to Mary Jane.”

“Mary…who?”

Whiskey snorted in laughter, but to a human, it would sound more like a strangled meow. The Kind One jumped and turned around. She giggled, and then moved to scratch Whiskey under the chin. “Good morning, Whiskey-girl. I hope you didn’t leave too much of a mess for me this morning.”

The girl’s face twitched. “That cat is named after booze? Nice.”

“She was found near the liquor store,” the Kind One said, smiling. “It seemed appropriate.”

Whiskey sneezed, causing her collar bells to jingle, and purred to appease the Kind One. She was Whiskey’s favourite human and she didn’t like it when the felines of the shelter made more of a mess than usual for her to clean up. However, last night, a full moon had graced the skies. Tempers were higher at this time of the month, so it wasn’t unusual to find upturned litter boxes, vomit in the cages, or clumps of fur all over the floor. The pull and power the moon had over animals was out of their control, so when it waned, things got calmer, and their home was kept cleaner.

“Mary Jane is our pit bull,” the Kind One was saying. “She’s the last one left in the shelter since the government banned the breed. I wish we could find her a suitable home. I think she’s going a bit bonkers being in the shelter twenty-four seven.”

The girl’s mouth fell open. “I don’t do dogs.”

The Kind One shrugged. “Fine. There are over seventy cats that need attention and care. I’m sure you won’t be bored.”

The girl frowned. “I don’t do cats, either. I’m…I’m allergic.”

“Oh, haven’t you heard, my dear? There are pills for that,” the Kind One said, laughing. “Go into my car’s glove compartment and grab a couple of allergy pills, and then get your lily-white butt back here so you can help me start cleaning.”

The girl moaned. She pulled at the oversized pink scrub top she wore as if protesting the Kind One’s orders, and then opened the door to go outside. Beep, beep.

“Well, Whiskey, shall we get this party started?”

Whiskey meowed, and then stretched before getting down off the chair. She ran straight to the door and let out a long-winded meow. She wanted out so she could roll on the driveway to loosen any fur the Loud One had not purged from her. Two beeps accompanied her departure. Whiskey heard a car door slam and looked across the lot. The young girl had a white stick stuck in her mouth and was heading for the side of the building, near to the dog runs. Whiskey watched as she snuck behind the lone shed and sat down.

Interesting, she thought. I wonder if the Kind One trusts her?

Whiskey decided to observe this young human. Carefully, she skulked over to the tall grass that was never cut and pushed her way through it. Closer, closer, closer she got, until she was about a stone’s throw away. The dogs were barking like the lunatics they were. Louis was in the run closest to the forest that backed onto the building, while a new dog, a Lab mix, she guessed, was in the middle. The run next to the driveway had always been reserved for Mary Jane. Whiskey glanced back at the girl who was sucking on her white glowing stick. Whiskey sniffed, and then sneezed. Her bells tinkled. Poison, she thought, pawing her face to dissipate the stench.

“Who’s that?” the girl asked, quickly removing the white stick from her mouth.

Whiskey sneezed again, sounding off her bells as she jumped out of the long grass. She gave the young human a long look of disdain, like one a cat might make while having the squirts in a litter box.

“Oh, it’s just you,” the girl mumbled, and then resumed sucking on her white glowing stick.

Silly, stupid human, Whiskey thought. She turned to saunter away.

“I’m not silly, and I’m certainly not stupid,” the girl responded nastily.

Whiskey froze and then sat down. She turned her head around to watch the girl blow smoke out of her mouth. Her long legs were stretched out in front of her and she seemed relatively relaxed. Whiskey shook her head. Had she imagined it? Did this girl really pick up her thoughts? This was a real conundrum. No human had ever come as close as this one to understanding her; to actually communicating with her. The exception, of course, had been the Kind One’s instinct to know when a cat was ill and take care of the matter, but instinct was instinct and this was something more.

“What’s the matter, Whiskey?” the girl asked, sucking on the white stick once more before rubbing it into the ground. She blew out ringlets of smoke. “Cat got your tongue?”

 WHERE TO PURCHASE LOST & FOUND

MIRROR WORLD PUBLISHING: 

Paperback: https://mirror-world-publishing.myshopify.com/collections/poetry/products/lost-and-found-paperback

Ebook: https://mirror-world-publishing.myshopify.com/collections/poetry/products/lost-and-found-ebook

AMAZON.COM: https://www.amazon.com/Found-Mysterious-Tales-Fairy-Falls-ebook/dp/B0713S1DCR/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493565088&sr=1-1&keywords=Lost+and+Found+Sharon+Ledwith

AMAZON.CA: https://www.amazon.ca/Found-Mysterious-Tales-Fairy-Falls-ebook/dp/B0713S1DCR/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493565088&sr=1-1&keywords=Lost+and+Found+Sharon+Ledwith

 

KOBO: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/lost-and-found-175

  BARNES & NOBLE: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lost-and-found-sharon-ledwith/1126287196?ean=9781987976281

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