Wednesday, October 17, 2012

DID I NOTICE YOUR BOOK?

I'm doing something a little different today and I need your help. I'm participating in DID I NOTICE YOUR BOOK BLOGFEST. I'm about to reveal a book I noticed, and the author has no idea that I'm doing this. Please shout out until the the author finds their book. The author will then need to comment on Ciara Knight's blog and reveal how they found out their book was a DID I NOTICE YOUR BOOK BLOGFEST choice. Don't forget to stop by Alex J. Cavanaugh's blog.

Once again, the author has no idea their book has been noticed.

The Book I Noticed is:

  

Embrace the Whirlwind by Laurel-Rain Snow explores how a restless young woman learns to overcome her dysfunctional family, face her personal demons and find the happiness she so richly deserves. 

 

How does one person connect to another in a meaningful and satisfying way? Can a tortured past and tangled family history impede prospects for finding happiness in the future? The author explores the multidimensional character of Amber Cushing, a young woman whose conflicted relationship with her mother propels her into a whirlwind of bad choices. Her growing addiction to love pushes her out of control and thwarts any chance at happiness. But when she begins to explore her own feelings and understand the reasons behind her actions, Amber starts to forgive herself and to forge a brave new future. 

 

 

 

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What's exciting and a total fluke is I know this author. I spotted the cover and was instantly intrigued. I'd like to apologize to Laurel for not having read it yet. That will soon change. 

Everyone, thanks for shouting out. It'll be fun to see how long it takes Laurel to discover what we're doing. Have you read this novel? Does the cover grab your attention? If so, please share.

 


 

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    1. Thanks, EJ. And congrats on your book being noticed.

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  2. Hi, Joylene! Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for sharing about it.

    Have you gotten the emails I've sent to you? I sent one last week and one this week. You were a prize winner on my blog and I've been trying to contact you about it.

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    1. Susanne, thanks. Did you receive my reply? I'll stop by and drop a note on your blog.

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    2. Hi, Joylene. I never received a reply, if you sent one to my email. I just sent you a FB message.

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  3. Hi Joylene .. interesting that you know Laurel - Embrace the Whirlwind - with overcoming a dysfunctional family and all that goes with it - you're right the description looks a good read and I do love her title.

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary. I probably met Laurel through you. Or maybe it was Gary. I'm not sure.

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  4. It sounds really interesting. This blogfest is great for my TBR list, not so great for my wallet. I'm finding lots of great recommendations here.

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    1. I know what you mean, Sara. It's a great list to hand out in November to family members with a big HINT, HINT.

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  5. Hi Joylene. Thanks for swinging by my blog. I love the sound of this story. And it's so cool that you know the writer!!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. It was very nice meeting you.

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  6. Hope Laurel finds it!
    Thanks for participating in our blogfest.

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  7. Always love finding a good book. Thanks for the recommendation :)

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  8. Rain-Snow is such a cool name and should help people remember. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I think Laurel's name was what first drew me to her. The fact that she's a sweetheart kept me going back. Glad you stopped by, Susan.

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  9. That is a unique cover. Awesome!! Thanks for participating.

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    1. Thanks for thinking this blogfest up, Ciara!

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  10. Hi Joylene,

    Embrace the Whirlwind sound like an intriguing story and the cover looks awesome!

    Nas

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  11. This is such a good blogfest. Thanks for sharing the book you found wiht us.

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  12. Hey Joylene,

    Awesome to note your good self involved in, "DID I NOTICE YOUR BOOK BLOGFEST". I think it's great how you bring further awareness of books in such a way. And well done to Ciara and that Ninja dude for setting it up.

    "Embrace the Whirlwind" by Laurel-Rain Snow seems a most fascinating read and really neat that you two know each other. The cover is an attention grabber.

    Take care, eh. Your starstruck fans, Gary and yes, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star or superstar!

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    1. Thanks, Gary. And then there's you, who always makes time to stop by and see what I'm up to. You are a good guy!

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  13. This is a new one to me and the cover does grab you!

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  14. Sounds like an interesting book! Nice to meet you thru this blogfest!

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  15. Hi Joylene - Great to meet you through the blog. What a great story line. So many teenagers are at odds with their parents and make bad choices. I guess that's how we grow up!

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  16. It sounds intriguing. So many people are out there who think they're the only ones with dysfunctional families.

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    1. I was 40 before I realized not everybody was from a dysfunctional family. Haha.

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  17. Added this to my list. My long, long list. ;)

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  18. what a tough topic that prob hits close to many homes! thanks for noting it!

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  19. Sounds like my kind of book, Joylene! I know all about dysfunctional families ha ha. I'm a new follower.

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  20. This sounds like a touching story, and the cover is very interesting.

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  21. It really sounds like a compelling read and the cover is good, too. The blurb is by far the best part!

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  22. Sounds like an interesting book. I do like stories about people confronting and then overcoming their personal demons.

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  23. Isn't it weird when you're friends with an author and you find out later that they have a book out? Then you rush to buy it! :) It's happened to me several times.

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    1. Glad to hear, because I feel terrible. Laurel's blog is wonderful. She's continually supporting other authors.

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  24. Going by the blurb, the cover is a good representation of the story.

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  25. Wow! I clicked on your e-mail (since I subscribe to your blog) and was stunned to see MY book featured! Thanks so much, Joylene, and I hope that some more readers will enjoy this one. My next book out is a sequel to this one, called Interior Designs, and the MC is the abandoned wife in Embrace the Whirlwind.

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    1. I'm so glad, Laurel. I'd also like to apologize for not having read Whirlwind yet. I'm about to fix that.

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    2. Laurel, I'm sure I will. I'll contact you afterward.

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  26. Wow. Very telling cover. Great stuff this blog fest. There are some awesome covers out there.

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  27. I can relate to Amber a little bit.

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  28. Oh, I think that sounds good. I love personal journeys and dysfunctional families certainly CAN mess a person up good for future relationships.

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  29. What a cool idea for a blogfest!

    Sylvia
    http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Sylvia. And thanks for the contest on your blog.

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  30. Sounds like a good read...I love "over-coming angst" stories!

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  31. Love this Blogfest idea. Have made it around to a few posts so far. Thanks for sharing your pick.

    Have a great weekend! :)

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  32. Sounds like a very good book! I'll have to add it to my to-read pile, along with yours because you write in my genre! Looking forward to them.

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  33. I wonder what the author's reaction would be when she finds out. Awesome blogfest :)

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  34. How fun! It sounds like the sort of book I'd pick up--I love women's fiction. :D

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    1. Thanks, Adriana. Hope you're having a great day. I'm searching for recipients of the Next Big Thing hop. Need one more and I'm set to go.

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  35. I like that cover a lot!!

    Thank you for the comment and follow!

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  36. The cover is freaky - but I like that.

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  37. Hi Joylene, great blog. I really like your book choice. You can't go wrong when picking a book about the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters. It looks very interesting.

    Thanks for the follow. Following you now as well.

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    1. Thanks, Mariah. You have a most outstanding blog.

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  38. I love the cover and description. I'm getting so many fantastic recommendations from this blogfest.

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  39. Good luck to Laurel and best wishes for Against The WHirlwind (I think I got that right). I'm sending big thoughts of success her way right now.

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    1. Thanks, Stephen. You're close. It's Embrace the Whirlwind. I love that title.

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  40. I LOVE that cover. I think what strikes me is that it's such a natural beauty--it's not like "here, let me show you a supermodel!" I don't know if that makes sense, but it really grabs my attention.

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    1. I know what you mean, Laura. I know she's in a whirlwind, but it also seems like she's sinking. I like it a lot. Thanks for stopping by.

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  41. Sounds like a good book. And isn't it funny when you come across a piece of writing and find out later it was written by someone you already know? :)

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    1. It was a big surprise. Thanks. BTW, I love your eagles shots. I've taken several off the lake, but I don't have the right camera.

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  42. share words of motivation friend
    People who think negatively always sees the difficulty in every opportunity, while successful people are always looking for an opportunity in every difficulty.
    Greetings, success always and I wait behind the visit: D

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  43. I absolutely love the title Embrace the Whirlwind. I can see why you noticed this book and how cool that you know the author ;)

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  44. I love the cover, but don't think I know the author. :-)

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  45. The cover does grab my attention. Nice choice!

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  46. What an absolutely great idea for a blogfest! I haven't blogged much over the past couple of weeks, so have missed this. I do like the cover art for this one though. :)

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca. I'm sure there will be more. Next time.

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  47. Looks like an interesting read. It's been a great blog hop idea.

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