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My Current Read


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Happy Saturday! I have been reading this one book very slowly. I’m excited and nervous to see how it will end. Does that ever happen to you? It’s not that the book is slow, it’s just that it’s good you literally want to take your time with reading it. Im also listening to a book on audiobook as well and it’s a good-slow read for me as well. What are you currently reading? Do you will think you will finish by this weekend?

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This what I’m currently listening to on audible and I MUST say, I hope she finds her brother Darin.

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This is what I’m currently reading as a physical book. I am wondering what the two girls will do once they meet again after about 17 years.

My new buys!

Every Little Step

I’m a HUGE BB fan and NE fan. I am intrigued to see what his side of the story will bring.

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This book is VERY popular on book tube and in the world right now. I look forward to reading it soon. Have you read this one?

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Book Review: Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout


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Title: Lux Consequences ( Opal)

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Pages: 395

My Copy: Paperback Bind Up of 2 Books

My Rating: 4 Stars

My Review:

I am really enjoying this series very much! Katy, a girl who moved to Virginia with her mother after the death of father tries to make friend. After seeing her neighbor who is just the most cutest and arrogant, Katy develops a crush and a new friend, Dee. Damien is the boy she wants to know more about even though he’s a real jerk. Katy notices something different about Dee and Damien that she just can’t put her finger on until its too late. I won’t give out any spoilers because this book is a series. I highly recommend this series to everyone!!

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Monday, oh Monday!


oMonday Blahs

Happy Monday, everyone! I know it’s been a while since I have blogged anything. But, I did a MukBang video which is really popular these days on YouTube. I tried my hand and do a breakfast one. Check it out here.  So, what has been going on? For me, I let’s see, there is so much to catch up on.

Reading:

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Guys, I am so excited to say that I read 5 book in the month of July! I could not believe it. I made an August TBR video of what I will be reading next month and it is an ambitious TBR.  I am currently reading Rebel Angeles by Libba Bray and A Little Life by Hanya Yanagaharia.  They are some clunkers, but they are coming a long nicely. I am also going to be doing JaneAustenians, which is a group on good reads where we are reading Jane Austen’s book. The first book that will be read starting today is Pride & Prejudice. I had tried to read Northanger Abby by Jane Austen, but I couldn’t get into it. Hopefully, Pride & Prejudice will be good since I LOVED the movie. Check it out. The video is on youtube go to ReadByZoe. I love her channel.

Writing

Keep Writing

I have to have the photo to keep writing so I can continue to motivate myself. I am making an to-do list ( I’ve done for the millionth time) and today so far has been a productive day! I am going to attempt to write a chapter a day in order to get this book completed. With the book I am writing, I will be trying to get an agent to get traditionally published. My goal is to be a NYT best selling author.

 

What have you been up to?

 

 

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Is It Imperative To Reward Yourself?


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Hey readers!

As I packing up my desk today for my last day in the office ( I will still help out from time to time), it made me feel so bittersweet. I had my bag and putting my office dishes ( mugs, etc) and I couldn’t help but to take a deep sigh. On the verge of tears, I held it tougher because I couldn’t believe that the 10 month program had gone by so fast. I was happy but I also had a panic feeling. What’s next? What do I do now? I spoke to my boss who was watching me pack up and she was complimenting me on what a great job I did working for her, but then she said something that really made me think. She said, ” Krystol, although I do hope you find another job you will not be happy until you are making money doing something creative. Make something your own and make money from it.” I was at a loss for words. Here I am applying for jobs day in and day out knowing that I would not truly be happy. Since I’ve been blogging more, I notice that I am able to get out more content when I write what I want. Then she said, ” When the time comes you will figure out what you want to do and you will be happy, but in the meantime don’t forget to reward yourself. Reward myself? I thought quietly.  I had heard another boss tell me to do that too. But, honestly, how do you do that? Spa trip, vacation? New books? Well, the new books part sounds fun!

This may sound silly, but I started to look up ways to reward myself for finishing what was a hectic program. AmeriCorps is no joke. Working 1700 hours, plus trainings on Friday that can be daunting at times, workshops that you present and retreats where you ” bond” with others in the program. It was an experience. Would I do it again? No.  I say this only because I felt this program is something for those between the ages of 18-25. It was not for me, but I did learn a lot about myself and a few extra pointers along the way. So, it was not in vain if that makes sense. To reward myself, I am going to treat myself to a $40 book spree.

What does this mean?

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Well, I will buy all of the books that I want for $50 bucks! I think I am going to order on book outlet and have a party. They always have the best books for cheap. That and thrift books.Com! I LOVE that site. Did I mention that all of the books are VERY cheap, too? I may just do thrift books because once you order $10 worth of books, shipping is free.  I know I said I was on a ban until I read half of what was on my shelf, but it does not hurt to splurge a little, right? After all it is MY reward! I think I will get every book that Colleen Hoover and Libba Bray has written. See…I’m going over budget already! Any who, it has been said to me to always reward yourself when you complete a task. I think that if the reward is not beneficial to you, then the task is irrelevant.

Let me know in the comments, is it imperative to reward yourself?

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Been So Long


Monday Blahs

 

Hey readers! I know it’s been forever since I blogged, but I am here. Hope everyone has been doing well. There has been a lot since I posted a blog and I am happy to say I am feeling better with the way things are going. So, let’s see! First things first!  Before, I get into details, I just want to thank the new subscribers that joined the Krystol Method! I hope that my blog is something that you will enjoy as i make posts.

Reading

Reading

My reading life is still existent! I started to read A Little Life by Hanya Yanagiharia and I have put it down. It’s a good book, but I just could not focus on it. The book is massive and the pages are like bible pages. They are so thin, but the story is just starting to pick up. So, I am at a good place to take a break. I finally finished Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen and I will link that video right here  I hope you enjoy the video and my thoughts on the book. I really did enjoy the read. It took me a while to finish because I had papers to write for school and projects to do for work. But, overall, if you have not read it, definitely check it out! Currently, I am reading three books. I am still on Mindset: The New Psychology of Success ( it is taking me long to read this book too, but I believe you have to read it slow for a reason), Salem’s Lot by Stephen King and Dark Aemilia by Sally O’Rilley.  I just started to read both of the last books I mentioned and so far so good! I will keep you updated as I finish the books!

 

Ph.D Life 

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Although they say the life of a Ph.D student is a lonely journey, I beg to differ thus far.  My journey has been tough but extremely amazing at the time. I am making so many new friends who share the same interests as me. Now, I know that school can be daunting especially when you have a 15 page and an 8 page paper due by Sunday at 12am, but it is rewarding as well. This past quarter I took Culture and Psychology and Human Motivation. Both classes were exciting and time consuming at the same time. We are not going to even go there about articles that I had to read for school. I ended up with an A and a B in the class. My GPA is now a 3.26. I am just going to keep climbing the ladder knowing that it will get better.  The next quarter is summer quarter and I was taking two classes, but instead I am just taking one class. I just need a break without the added pressure of what’s going on already and what I am trying to do. I will be taking Theories of Learning. This class seems really interesting and I look forward to writing the final paper on the expectancy value theory. ( I’m such a nerd, I know.)

 

Life Happens

What else has been going on? Let’s see…I met someone and fell in love! Yup, I have been in a great relationship for 2 months now and things are going great! I must say that I am so happy to be with someone who truly respects and cares for me. I could not have asked for anything more.

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Me and my boyfriend Ilyas 

Any-who,  I have been job hunting like crazy! My brain is almost fried for trying to find a job. I am looking outside of Delaware to places like Georgia and California. I must say I am excited for something new. I have interviews coming up and I hope that something pans out. I will keep the faith. Aside for new love in my life I have been focusing more on writing. I think about writing all the time but for some reason my thoughts are all jumbled together that I can’t get right. That’s why I decided to blog a today to get back into the groove. I did finish my last writing project for a client and I am filling my own movie in Georgia which is oh so exciting! We ( the director, cast and I) just did our first table read and we had a ball! I will keep you updated about my film as well. That is all for now. It’s about 2 am and I am running out of steam. I wish you all a great week and I will post my review soon even though the video is tagged here about the book by Sarah Dessen that I read. Keep reading, writing and living life !

Ciao,

Krystol

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Book Review: Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers


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Title: Redeeming Love

Author: Francine Rivers

About The Author:

“New York Times” best-selling author Francine Rivers began her literary career at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in English and journalism. From 1976 to 1985, she had a successful writing career in the general market, and her books were highly acclaimed by readers and reviewers. Although raised in a religious home, Francine did not truly encounter Christ until later in life, when she was already a wife, a mother of three, and an established romance novelist. Shortly after becoming a born-again Christian in 1986, Francine wrote “Redeeming Love” as her statement of faith. First published by Bantam Books and then rereleased by Multnomah Publishers in the mid-1990s, this retelling of the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea, set during the time of the California Gold Rush, is now considered by many to be a classic work of Christian fiction. Redeeming Love continues to be one of the CBA’s top-selling titles, and it has held a spot on the Christian best-seller list for nearly a decade. Since “Redeeming Love,” Francine has published numerous novels with Christian themes–all best sellers–and she has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe. Her Christian novels have been awarded or nominated for numerous honors, including the RITA Award, the Christy Award, the ECPA Gold Medallion, and the Holt Medallion in Honor of Outstanding Literary Talent. In 1997, after winning her third RITA Award for inspirational fiction, Francine was inducted into the Romance Writers of America’s Hall of Fame. Francine’s novels have been translated into over 20 different languages, and she enjoys best-seller status in many foreign countries, including Germany, the Netherlands, and South Africa. Francine and her husband, Rick, live in northern California and enjoy time spent with their three grown children and taking every opportunity to spoil their grandchildren. Francine uses her writing to draw closer to the Lord, and she desires that through her work she might worship and praise Jesus for all He has done and is doing in her life.

Page count: 480 Pages 

My read version: Audiobook

Review:

Wow! This was the first book that I have read by this author–a Christian author at that. I absolutely loved how all of the characters were portrayed in this historical fiction. It has become a new favorite genre of mine! This book is about a girl who was forced to live a life beyond her control. Angel also know as Sarah lives her life to the best of her ability no matter what others say about her. She knows who she is and yet she is determined to live in a way that she thinks is best for her. Until she meets Michael Josea. I won’t mention who he is, but I will say that Sarah met her own Angel one night and he showed her what love really was despite Sarah’s flaws. Unsure of herself, her emotions and her way of life, Sarah tries to figure out what she’s on the earth for. Lessons are learned and being on her own shows her which path to take. I have just ordered some other books by this author and I hope it does not disappoint. Readers, if you have not read this book, please get your copy now! The audiobook is great!

My Rating: 5 stars

High Recommend: Yes

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Book Review: You by Caroline Kepnes


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Synopsis: 

There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting.

As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder.

A terrifying exploration of how vulnerable we all are to stalking and manipulation, debut author Caroline Kepnes delivers a razor-sharp novel for our hyper-connected digital age. You is a compulsively readable page-turner that’s being compared to Gone Girl, American Psycho, and Stephen King’s Misery.

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Page Count: 448 pages

My Review: 

I must say that Caroline Kepnes has written a great story! I would say You is intriguing, disturbing and brilliant all together.  I know that may all sound weird, but you have got to read the book to understand. This psychological thriller is one of the best I’ve read thus far besides Stephen King. The book is about a book clerk named Joe who mets his beloved Guinvere when she purchase a book for his store. Instantly he is fascinated by her everything, her looks, her hair, her body the works. Wanting to know more about her he does everything possible to just “be” around her at all times. I must say I could not put this book down. It is a lot of pages, but you will whiz through them trust me. I read this books on breaks at work, when I was suppose to be doing homework and even at home before bed. It took me a bout a week a half to finish, but I did. I tell you, I never expected the ending to end the way it did. To me, the book ended with a cliffhanger. I hope there is a part two coming out.

About the Author
Caroline Kepnes is a native of Cape Cod and the author of many published short stories. She has also covered pop culture for Entertainment Weekly, Tiger Beat, E! Online, and Yahoo. And she has also written for television shows, including 7th Heaven and The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Her directorial debut short film Miles Away premiered at the Woods Hole Film Festival. Caroline is a Brown University graduate now residing in Los Angeles in the same building that the Hillside Strangler once called home. She spends a lot of time on Cape Cod.Characters: 

 Joe

Guinevere ( Beck)

Peach

Mr. Mooney

Ethan

Curtis

Chana

Layna

Benji

Nicky

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Health Update: Diabetes and Kidneys?


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Good morning readers! I come to you today feeling a little down. It will last long, but I just want to say that it sucks! I am doing good on my diet, but I went to the doctor on Thursday to get blood work done so they could run more tests. I passed some of the tests, but now my doctor put me on a low dose pill for my KIDNEYS!! I mean who wants to know that there kidneys are having issues? I thought i was good. I’m on a diet, I’ll be working out more, geez…how much more can I take?

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Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes is still an adjustment that I am trying to used to. Aside from taking medicine for it, I find myself going into a small depression. I don’t know how to feel about my diabetes and my kidney issues. My doctor said my kidneys are fine, but he wants to get me started on a pill so that they will remain that way. I’m not trying to be the pill popping queen, but it is just so much to take in. To help cope with my feelings about my health, I am reading and trying to write. I currently have a ghostwriting project that I am doing so that will take the focus away from me thinking about my health. It just makes me sad because my grandmother had diabetes, some family on my father’s side has it and my brother had kidney problems. I’m going to do my best to stay active. But, I do have some good news, I’m down another pound! I am excited about that. Now, I just have to keep at it. Today, I’m going out to get a treadmill for my home. i was going to join a gym, but then I said I can work out at home. I really have to motivate myself and get it done.

Check out my video where I talk more about diabetes and of course…my love, books! Tell me what books do you plan on buying?

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Meet Up #1: Tracey Clark A Great Writer and Blogger


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It’s not everyday that you get to meet awesome people! Well, I have met a new friend, blooger and writer named Tracey. Tracey and I met though another blog! I have decided to do guest posts on my blog so you that you guys can join in on the fun! If you are interested in being featured on my blog please send queries to:krystoldiggs@gmail.com. Okay, enough of my rambling, meet Tracey!

Tell the readers about yourself?

I am a country-twang gal from the bluegrass state. Kentucky is a hot bed of horses, cave systems, and whiskey. And I love all three. With my pugs and bossy kitty cat, I spend my days writing and working social media. I write with the help of the voices pushing me to create worlds for them to live in. Fantasy Romance, Contemporary Romance, and eventually some cowboys (because cowboys live in a group all there own, yummmm) are the genres that I love best.

In 2005, a serious case of Multiple Sclerosis ended my higher education as I strived to finish my mathematics degree, wiping away all my beautiful numbers and a large portion of artistic talents that I had taken for granted most of my life. After a few years, my beautiful words started to come back to me. Filling my days and nights with imagined worlds helped me to cope with my newfound reality. I am currently working with Mary (my publisher) at http://gonewritingpublishing.blogspot.com/ Each day I find that getting sick has helped me to find my passion.

  1. What made you start blogging?

I knew that if I wanted to be serious about publishing my worlds and characters for the world to find and enjoy, I needed a platform. At first I collected books like ‘2014 Novel and Shortstory Writer’s Market’, while I joined RWA (both online and my local chapter) in order to gain the knowledge I would need to go forward with what had fast become my life, my dream.

Butttt … Post MS me turns out to be extremely tech-lite. It took some frustration and multiple attempts, but I final know at least half of the ways to share my posts with the world wide web. Okay … at least a quarter of the ways. But this gal refuses to give up. I have been blessed with something that I love to do. Something that none of my current limitations can prevent me from doing. Yep, I love disappearing into a world of my own making.

  1. What inspires you to write?

At first, I was just looking for a way to relieve the boredom. When I first got sick everything caused my head to hurt. No TV, no reading, no writing … a lot of no-nos. Finally I was able to read for entertainment, but quickly found that the genres/authors I wanted to read were being produced slower than my need. Lol. With nothing to do but read, I went through quite a few books. I had always scribbled down story ideas, but for the most part I had focused on other arts like painting and poetry. I decided that flushing out my ideas sounded like a fun pursuit for my endless downtime … then story boards, rough drafts and finally searching for the publication avenue that would best suit my needs.

But it is more than just an inspiration to write. It is an inspiration to create. Between my Irish Granny with her love of painting, drawing, and cooking and my Cherokee Papaw with his need to gift everyone he met with their own personal rhyming introduction, his love of singing, and his overflowing notebooks of poetry, I grew up with a love of all things artistic. It is something that can take the ordinary and make it MORE. 😛

  1. As writers we always have to have that one drink when we are writing, what is your drink of choice?

My main drug of choice is Diet Coke. I refer to my easily flustered man at the gas station at the bottom of the hill as my Coke Dealer. 😛 I love diet coke, but only out of a fountain … no bottles, cans, or 2-liters for this gal. As a runner up, I enjoy tea. Sweet (splenda, of course) iced tea … I am from Kentucky after all. But a lot of other hot teas will do as well. I know that most will consider this blasphemy but I have never enjoyed the taste of coffee. It smells great, but that is as far as I will go.

5. Tell me about your latest writing, what can we expect to see from you?

Before I talk about my upcoming novel, I want to invite anyone that would like to participate in a blog tour. If interested, just drop me a line and I will put you in touch with my publisher. This will be my first blog tour, so any advice is welcome. 😛

This will be my first published piece, and I couldn’t be more excited. Shocking Finds: A Finder’s Keepers Novel is more than 100,000 words of fantasy/paranormal romance. The story begins as 21-year-old Marin attempts to find a small measure of independence. She lives in a world where heightened senses are common place, as she works at Finder’s Keepers using her senses to help find the lost or missing. Still, her overprotective and verbally abrasive aunt insists that real magic is for fools, nothing more than a children’s fairytale.

Her bid for independence leads to betrayal, Fae assassins, and more magic than Marin knows how to handle. Luckily, the insanity comes with her own personal bodyguard. A Fae too delicious for his own good.

This story started out as just Finder’s Keepers, but Stephen King managed to get there first. At first I was aggravated, but I think I may own the man a thank you. I already have two more rough drafts to follow in this series. As the people working at Finder’s Keepers will be in each novel, the master of horro actually did me a favor.

  1. Besides, Pugs, what other kind of animals do you like?

I love all animals, really. I definitely lean towards the Pug when I go to pick out a new pup, but there is so much beauty and intelligence to be found in the animal kingdom. Though I have never owned one myself, I love the feeling of flying across a field on the back of a horse. So much strength and elegance. To run on the back of some massive steed is the most freeing feeling to be had on land. (this is Kentucky which makes the beast hard to avoid)

There is also this toad that tends to stop by my back door when the weather gets warm. And yes I catch and feed him moths. This year, the toad appeared to be smaller. Most likely one of Froggy Assassin’s children (yes I named him :P). Last year I stepped outside, in the pitch black dark, and almost stepped on some toadish lovin’. Still, they fascinate me.

  1. You were diagnosed with MS a long time ago, what advice do you have for those who struggle with the disease?

The best advice I have to share would be to remind yourself each day that MS affects each person differently. When I was first diagnosed, my doctor tried to cheer me up by explaining that he knew of a patient with one lesion that had already died, while I could still walk and talk, even though my MRI showed too many lesions to count …. Huh??? Yeah, not very encouraging. I quickly stopped listen to horror stories, or even inspirational news. Instead I focused on how I felt, how I could deal with my limitations each and every day, and how to get back to being the person I used to be.

I had already lost my eyesight to the point that I couldn’t drive, only to have the issue reversed within a few months. So I knew that no matter what affects I had to face, I wasn’t the end. If I lost my ability to walk, I knew that with time I could get it back. I protect myself from further exacerbation (if your head hurts, stop what you are doing instantly, no matter what it is), and wake up asking myself two questions … what do I want to do today? Followed closely by; what can I do today? Just because reading hurts my head today, doesn’t mean I won’t be able to enjoy the book I’ve been waiting for forever tomorrow.

As for my writing, I can type or write long hand … or even use a tape recorder. There is always some way to get what you want. Just add artistic endeavors that use your mind and your hand to eye condonations, or even a child’s hand held game if you can. Work at building new pathways, new ways of being yourself, each day… and never give up.

8. Now we know about your writing, tell me about your reading style, how many books do you read?

I vary on the number of books I read each month, usually in the fantasy/paranormal romance genre but I will try anything with a cowboy to lust over. Because … yeah, Cowboys… yummm. So far, at 11 days into August, I have read four books. This is amazing to me. While my mother could go through twice as many, or more (when she is in the mood), I spend my youth and teen years avoiding books.

At four I was diagnosed as dyslexic. It all started when my aunt called to inform my mother that I written on the wall behind my cousins bed. Of course, my mother insisted to know how her sister knew that I had been the culprit. Turns out that I had written my name, and I had written it perfectly backwards.

People look at dyslexia as shameful, or worse, a sign of low intelligence. Malarkey. I learned coping mechanisms at an early age, and managed to do better in small bursts of text. Though a mild case, I still shied away from books and reading out loud. I would stutter when the teacher asked me to read something to the class that I hadn’t had the chance to memorize, and even today, editing my own words is a pain in the arse. Something that demands many, many, many rereads … and still it is always a good idea to have a second pair of eyes looking things over. But all of that is an inconvenience, not a handicap. I graduated from high school third in my class. I move slower than others, but finding a genre I love has helped me to improve a little more every year. Okay, rant over 😛

  1. What is your current read at this moment?

Currently, I have been reading the guild hunter series by Nalini Singh. And have been enjoying her style. She was suggested on a thread in Goodreads for one of their monthly read and pick for others threads. I needed something to fill my downtime, and all my favorites had been read and reread enough times that I had started to laugh about my favorite scenes while doing other activities. Lol. That is a lot worse than having a song stuck in your head.

  1. If you could meet any author who would it be and why?

Hmmmm … there are so many authors that I could so easily see adding to this list, but this is a blog swap, not a memoire (Warning: I can get a little wordy)

I would have to say that the number one person of interest would have to be Shelly Laurenston/G.A. Aiken (same person) Her dragons and other beasts are right up my alley. I love the way she can blend humor and deep emotions (with a heavy dose of lovin) into her books. Just reading the worlds she creates, I know that she would be a hoot to talk with. I appreciate humor, having been raised by a woman with a sharp wit and hilarious attitude. Laughter can make any situations lighter, and the ones that are already light will become a blast.

  1. When you are reading a book do you prefer paperback, e-book or hard back?

For the most part, I read from my kindle. Buttttt …. I love owning hardbacks of my favorites. The look, the feel … I can spend hours, and all my money, in a book store. No matter how many book shelves I own, I always seem to need more.

  1. Where is the best place to read a book?

I work and read from the lazy boy recliner in my office. Excellent lighting, with a calm atmosphere filling the room from all my paintings and American Indian dream catchers. Comfort, relaxation, and an escape into the unknown.

  1. Do you prefer fiction or non-fiction?

I definitely prefer fiction. And besides my love of cowboys, it is the more magical the better. I get enough of reality in day to day life. Being transported to another world is all about experiencing the impossible for me. While I enough deep emotions in at times, I what to have that open possibility that maybe, just maybe the world can be saved, the emotional death scene doesn’t have to be the end for the character you have grown to love, and handicaps can be fought through and conquered. I give myself permission to slip back into the mindset of a child. Where you dad is a superhero, you have the ability to track a lion in your backyard, and sailing your couch through the shark filled oceans of your living room carpet can happen at the drop of a hat.

  1. What do you expect for readers to get out of your blog?

More than anything else, I expect for readers to get acceptance from my blog. I welcome all comments as long as they are not hostile abrasive. The abasement of cultural groups and/or individual (for any reason) is not welcome.They can share in the insanity that is my life or pick up book ideas from random posts. They can follow my progress as I move toward the finish line to publish my first novel, and enjoy excerpts from my shorts and full novels. The number of people willing to follow my blog all ready had humbled me. I love meeting new people and chatting about books, random facts of life, or brainstorming to help fellow writers get their story rolling when it freezes up on them.

You can follow Tracey here!

Blog:                http://traceylclark.com/

Twitter:          https://twitter.com/traceylclark11

Facebook:       https://www.facebook.com/trace.clar

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Linkedin:        https://www.linkedin.com/in/traceyclarkauthor

Goodreads:     https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/10820204-tracey-clark

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Synopsis: 

Special Jenkins is a girl who has had a hard life. Being adopted by the only parents she knew, Special knew she was loved. But, at the age of 16, her adoptive parents were both killed in a car accident, which resulted in Special living in foster care until she was 18. Trying to find her way on earth alone, she graduates high school and enrolls in college. Now living on her own, Special must survive on her own being a struggling college student. Special Jenkins is a normal college student trying to make it in life. She looses her job and finds another at a local strip club. What was suppose to be a bar tending job, turns out to be a dancing one, where the men dream of her at night, and lust over her by day. But, she belongs to the manager, Boobie. Trying to be happy in life, Special finds out a secret about her real family that will put everyone in danger, including Special. Happy in love, living the good life, Special’s life stops at a screeching halt, when her biological cousin, Candace, has an important message from her biological mother, Sheryl, who wants to talk to Candace before she dies. A panicked and distraught Special, is full of pain and turmoil about her dying mother. Debating if she should find out why her mother abandoned her, Special finds out more secrets, from her boyfriend now fiancé Boobie. Torn between the love of her guy and the truth of her mother’s past, Special can not kill two birds with one stone. Instead, she puts the guy on the back burner, to attend to the dying mother, only to find a secret that has not only harmed Special’s mother, Sheryl, but it will also affect Special, and the love of her life. Finding out these terrible secrets, Special blames her dying mother and goes out to get revenge. She puts everyone that she knows at risk, including her friend, Persia. But, first, Special must tell the love of her life this horrible secret that was told to her just weeks ago while visiting her mother in Florida. Boobie takes the news badly, which leaves Special in danger for her life. Will she be able to escape her past and present and be able to enjoy her future, or will her future cease to exist?

 Happy Tuesday Readers!

Tuesday

I wanted to do a giveaway because I have not done any for a while. My new book, The Special Jenkins Case has been out for a little while and I wanted my readers and subscribers to have a chance to check out my latest baby! I know it may sound silly, but I really call my books my babies. Come on, I know some of you writers out there do too. I can’t be the only one! So, if you are interested in a mystery book this read is for you!

Here are the rules: 

1. You must be subscribed to my blog. 

2. Follow me on twitter: @KrystolDiggs

3. Like my Facebook Page 

4. In the comments below, tell me one experience that has changed your life for the better. 

The TWO people with the best answers, will receive either a paperback or pdf copy of the book. I will announce the answer in the comments section at 8pm, EST.  Those two readers who leave an honest review on their blog and amazon.com ( I have to see it)  will not only get the book, but their review  will be featured on CNN I-REPORT in the opinion section on cnn.com with  their social media kits highlighted. For the winners, I want you to know that I have over 1 million views on my CNN profile, so you will get national exposure! Good luck, everyone! 

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