Another Summer Interview Extravaganza Of Some Fine Authors!

Summertime reading is the best time to learn about what’s hot and new with book offerings! There is nothing like sitting on the beach with a good book to rest and relax, and to be transported to another place and time deep within a book.

And since my ‘Guest Author Interview Extravaganza’ over the 4th of July had lots of visitors? I thought I would do another, as I introduce you to a few more fine authors. There are many wonderful book bloggers like myself who enjoy interviewing new, fresh and upcoming authors whose books are just fantastic! And many are some I found worth reading . . .

Maine Author & Illustrator, Bette A Stevens ~ Her new book, Dog Bone Soup: A Boomer’s Journey
{Author/Illustrator, Desktop Publisher, Retired Teacher, Hartland, Maine}

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And now, there’s the rest of the story. DOG BONE SOUP is the long-awaited “rest of the story”of Shawn Daniels and his brother. Bette Stevens novel is now available for your reading pleasure. And it is a pleasure.

Bette has the purest, freshest writing style I’ve read in many a long year. Reading her prose is like peering into an exceptionally clear, deep pool. It looks like the bottom is close enough to touch, but watch out. Those waters run deep.

This author knows how to tell a story. Her style and the story are a perfect blend. Like the clear water, this author runs deep,

DOG BONE SOUP is a wonderful story. It’s a coming of in a hardscrabble world, armed only with courage, determination, intelligence, and grit. Sometimes, that’s enough.

There are so many television shows and movies, not to mention sappy posts on Facebook and other social media sites about “the good old days” … kind of makes me a trifle queasy. As someone who grew up in those good old days, I can attest to their not being all that great. There were good things about them, but it was by no means all roses.

Good is a relative term, after all. If you were white, Christian and middle class … preferably male and not (for example) a woman with professional ambitions … the world was something resembling your oyster. A family could live on one salary. If you were “regular folk” and didn’t stand out in any particular way, life could be gentle and sweet.

The thing is, an awful lot of people aren’t and weren’t people who could blend in. If you were poor, anything but white or Christian, or a woman who wanted to be more than a mother and homemaker, the world was a far rougher place.

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Pure Trash: The Story: Shawn Daniels in a Poor Boy’s Adventure: 1950s Rural New England is set in rural New England in the mid 1950s. It’s a sharp reminder how brutal our society could be to those deemed different or inferior. Not only was bullying common, it wasn’t considered wrong.

I remember how badly the poor kids in my class were treated when I was going through elementary school. How the teachers took every opportunity to humiliate kids whose clothing was tattered and whose shoes were worn. I remember feeling awful for those little girls and boys.

Not merely bullied by their classmates (who oddly, didn’t much notice the differences until the teachers pointed them out), but tormented by those who were supposed to care for and protect them. Bad enough for me and the handful of Jewish kids as Christmas rolled around. For them, it was the wrong time of year all year round.

In this short story, Shawn and Willie Daniels set off one Saturday in search of whatever they can find that they can turn into money. One man’s trash can be a poor child’s treasure. Bottles that people throw away could be collected and turned into ice cream and soda pop. Shawn is excited. It’s going to be a terrific day. Until the real world intrudes and Shawn is sharply and painfully reminded that he’s different … and not in a good way.

The story is about bullying, but more important, it’s about being different and being judged without compassion, without understanding or love.

It’s a very fast read. Only 21 pages, the story flies by. I was left wanting more. I want to know how the boys grow up. I want them to become CEOs of big corporations so they can thumb their noses at their whole miserable society. An excellent short story leaving plenty of room for thought.

Though set in 1955, the story is entirely relevant today. Despite much-touted progress, we still judge each other harshly based on appearance and assumptions. Everything changes … but maybe not so much.

For lots more information about the book and its author, stop by the authors’ website: 4 Writers and Readers. Pure Trash is available on Kindle and as a paperback from Amazon.
Author, Ellie Pulikonda ~ Book: Split Second

“I’m pleased to share ‘Author Ellie Pulikonda’ and her fantastic book titled, Split Second, now available online on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Ellie found me and was needing to have a wee bit of help with promoting her new book, so she can stay busy writing, and I can tell she is a delightful woman. And she is very serious about her craft as a writer, and the few months her book has been out, she has over 25 Amazon Fabulous Reviews already! I have added her book to my Goodreads book list and surely can not wait to read it myself.”


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Split Second ~ by Ellie Pulikonda

About The Book:
We all know of families that seem to be golden. Life touches them lightly and success is the norm.  But when such a family is faced with a potential tragedy, the seemingly perfect relationships break open to reveal flaws and shortcomings.

Liz Reynolds is the only daughter in such a family. Her attempted suicide forces her parents to examine how they have contributed to her desperate act. Old secrets they have kept from each other and from their daughter threaten every facet of their seemingly perfect lives. Do they have the courage to admit their own shortcomings in order to save Liz?

“Richard heaved a sigh of relief. Liz would get help, and he wouldn’t have to witness any more scenes like the one he had walked in on this afternoon. Maybe it was going to work out all right”.

When do a family’s secrets become too dangerous to keep? Find out in Ellie Pulikonda’s shocking debut novel, Split Second.

About The Author:
A prolific writer right out of the literary gate, Author Ellie Pulikonda’s first book is destined to be an Amazon Best Seller! With more than 20 Amazon Reviews already, Ellie has shown her literary strength with her very first book release of ~ Split Second. . .

Born in the Pacific Northwest of  Kennewick, Washington and graduated from Kennewick High School, Ellie went on to several colleges earning her degrees:
Knox College, Galesburg, IL BA, education ~University of Illinois, MA, Library Science University of Illinois, MS, Adult Education. She has been writing for work and pleasure for sometime now.

“I write for the pure joy of writing. At first, it was diaries, journals, and musings; then I graduated to short newspaper articles, some unpublished but staged mystery/comedy plays, scripts for amateur musical productions and now books”.

My life has encompassed many quite varied activities. I have worked in an attorney’s office, a travel agency, a welfare office, a newspaper office, as a teacher, a librarian, and finally as the director of a public library in Tipton, IN.  I am or have been a mother, daughter, single parent, wife, widow, partner, a grandmother and even a great-grandmother. Writing has been the one constant through all of these roles. So what are her literary goals as a writer for her books?

“My hope is that my readers will enjoy my books, and also be prodded to think about the actions and motives of my characters, to question their choices and why they made them, and to see the characters with greater insight”. . .

Ellie has started blogging again right here on WordPress!

You can however connect with her on her Goodreads Author profile here:

And now on here new Facebook Author Like Page too!
Here Is What Amazon Reviewers Are Saying:

“Ellie has written an engrossing psychological mystery. The characters are very realistic and well-developed. I was involved in the story and couldn’t wait to see what happened next. The plot was well paced so there were surprises throughout the novel. I hope Ellie writes many more novels”.
“A must-read mystery with great depth of characters!” 5 Stars

“I love mysteries and this one has every element, making it a great read! Keeping you guessing until the end, it gives you just enough little clues along the way for the weary reader. But in addition to being a mystery, it also explores the psyche of the characters and their relationships, giving the novel a richness and depth to it. Yes, this is definitely a “page-turner”, but it also is a book that gets you thinking”!
“Great, suspenseful read”! 5 Stars

So don’t wait to grab your copy of this excellent new read before there all gone! It should be what your reading today. I hope you all enjoyed meeting and learning more about Author, Ellie Pulikonda, and I thank her for letting me share all about her here on my book blog here on Lyon Book and Social Media Promotions!

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“What I’ve been up to lately?” ~ Author, Christie S Anthony ~ New Book Release Book 2!

Christie says:
“First off I’ve finished writing Part 2 of my Disaster Series: Unnatural Disaster FINALLY it is now released on Amazon!”

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Cool cover or nah?? LOL.

So now I’m working on the book trailer for it, and I’m getting ready to send the book to my new editor and get the book description written up so I can start promoting it. (Which now I have). . . .

In the meantime I also released another little book I wrote hopefully I hope you all will love titled: Uncharted Love!
And the e-book is only priced at $ 1.99! So go grab yours today.

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Now I started 2 new books this week, I’ve been jotting down ideas for the final book in the “Disaster Book Series” I’ve got a ton of good ideas for it. I already have a cover for it, (which is amazing) I can’t post it here yet as its way too soon for a cover peak! lol

So all in all I’ve just been working (Walgreens working and Writing working) I seriously need a vacation or a really long nap because there is not enough hours in the day.

Oh Chasing Disaster will be available on iBooks and Nook this week 🙂
So hopefully I’ll attract some new readers! But that’s all for now short blog just wanted to let the world & readers to know I am still in the writing game!

*Author, Christie S. Anthony*  “Be Happy, Be Fearless, Be You!”

All books now available online at Amazon, iBooks, and Barnes & Noble!

So there you have it readers! A few more interesting authors and their books. I hope you find a new wonderful read while you are here visiting. As I can tell you all the books listed here and on my previous 4th of July book post are all worth your summer reading pleasure! And a few e-books are promo priced lower as well. . . .

HAPPY SUMMERTIME READING! ~ Lyon Book Promotions 🙂

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