Stephen King, eat your heart out!

Reblogging this from Joanne Larner.  Read full post here.

 

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Great news! Our book, The Box Under the Bed, is ranking higher than Stephen King on Amazon!! Wow!

pic of ranking on Amazon

If you haven’t had a look at it here is the link – twenty authors, twenty styles, something for everyone (and I’m in it too!) 😉 – oh and if you read it, PLEASE post a short review!

Thank you x

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Happy Homemaker Monday 10.16.17

Good Evening!!  I have been MIA the last couple of weeks.  One week I got hit with the wonderful cold/flu deal, and it knocked me out.  Then it took about another week to catch up from that, lol.  Had a very nice weekend, my nephew got married, see FAVORITE PIC(s)  below.  Also check out WHAT’S HAPPENING with everything else that has been going on.  Looking forward to our fall break at the end of the week!!  Hope everyone is doing well!!

 Linking-up with Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

RECIPE I’D LIKE TO TRY:

These all look so yummy!!  They look easy to make too.  I’m sure once I try one, I”ll have to make like four more for each of the kids…kinda defeating the purpose, but yeah, it’s like that around here, lol.

 

LOL CHUCKLES AND GIGGLES:

FAVORITE VIDEO FROM THE INTERNET:

I haven’t had the chance to actually sit down and watch a game this season, but I have been enjoying these highlights.  Javier Baez has been insane this season.  Cubs are in the final series to see if they make it back to the World Series.  How awesome would that be?!?!  I’ll try and watch the last few games.

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING:

Quick update on the book.  I am learning so much about marketing, which is one of my least favorite things to do, but it’s interesting all the things that can be done.  One day last week we offered the Kindle version for free for one day only. We got 2700 downloads in one day!!  It was exciting as I was getting notifications as Dan posted in our private FB group the progress throughout the day.  We were basically getting 150 downloads per hour.  That’s a pretty big deal!!  Then the next day we got some actual orders from people who didn’t make it on time for the free download.  All that got us these rankings on Amazon:

#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Anthologies & Short Stories

#3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Horror

#6 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban

We’ve also received a few 5 star reviews.  If you’ve read it, leave us a review.  Reviews are very important for us.  If you haven’t gotten your copy yet, order it here.

The Box Under the Bed

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Saturday was my nephew’s wedding (my sister’s son).  I went around noon to do the brides hair.  I French braided it, and we just put some Babie’s Breath in it, it turned out so pretty.  This was a small, not super fancy wedding, but it was perfect for them.  Although, it rained all. day. long. UGH!!  With moments of some serious lightning and thunder.  But we made it in and out of the church and to the restaurant without getting drenched.  I only got a few pics, but the photographer took a lot, so I’ll be sure to get those.

I had recently started doing some administration/bookkeeping work for a friend of a friend.  I am able to work from home, and it has been so much fun!!  The company is called Green Edventures.  It provides nature-based group learning expeditions that inspire, transform, and connect people to wild places and extraordinary experiences via accessible eco-adventures.  There are trips for students that get coordinated through their schools, and trips for womens groups.  You can check out the two FB pages.  The website has some beautiful pics from the trips themselves.

www.facebook.com/GoGreenEdventures

https://www.facebook.com/WomensAdventures

www.greenedventures.com

 

FAVORITE PIC:

Me and my sibs

 

Ben and I took pics of each other because we’re fancy.

He’s my little Bruno Mars 😀

 

QUOTES:

 

ON MY PLAYLIST:

 

Our Review of The Box Under The Bed by Dan Alatorre @savvystories #Horror

Today our book was released!!  Here is one of our first reviews.  You can read the full post here.

anita dawes and jaye marie

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Come along for a chilling ride on a ghost ship, experience eerie daydreams and psychotic killers, explore haunted houses, and send the deceased to their final destination.
And that’s just a quarter of the thrills.
Edited and compiled by Amazon bestselling author Dan Alatorre, this anthology of scary tales brings together the minds and pens of twenty authors, including bestseller Allison Maruska (The Fourth Descendant), bestselling author Jenifer Ruff (Everett), Lucy Brazier (PorterGirl), J. A. Allen, Juliet Nubel, T.A. Henry, Ann Marie Andrus, Heather Hackett, Barbara Anne Helberg, Scott Skipper, Joanne R. Larner, Christine Valentor, Adele Marie Park, Curtis Bausse, Annette Robinson, Frank Parker, Eric Daniel Clarke, and Maribel C. Pagan.

Perfect for Halloween or any time, these stories will make you think twice before walking alone on the beach at night, reading a diary, or innocently watching a train from your car.
Consider yourselves warned.

https://amazon.com/Box-Under-Bed-anthology-stories-ebook/dp/B075C9D7L1/

Our Review

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Happy Homemaker Monday 09.25.17

Good Morning!!  Had an exciting weekend, check out What’s Happening below.  The weather was hotter than usual, first day of fall it was over 90 degrees out here.  Enjoy your week ahead!!

Linking-up with Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.

 

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

RECIPE I’D LIKE TO TRY:

Thought I’d change it up a bit and NOT post a dessert, lol.  I thought this was a clever idea.  I do like omelets, but not with veggies.  Just a basic meat and cheese one would do for me.

 

LOL CHUCKLES AND GIGGLES:

 

FAVORITE VIDEO FROM THE INTERNET:

These guys are pretty insane, and so fun to watch.

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING:

Wednesday night was a beautiful night for our Cruise Night.  No matter how many times I go, it’s always nice to walk along the main street and see all those cool cars, and always run into some people I know.

Thursday, my mom and I went to the library for Adult Game night.  That was fun.  We played Scattergories.  I had a headache for most of the day, so my brain wasn’t functioning to capacity, lol.  How you play is you role a dice with letters on it.  The letter it lands on is the letter that each word in 12 different categories has to start with.  There are cards with the 12 different categories, and you have 3 minutes to come up with the answers.

Friday my shipment of books came in!!  That was so totally exciting!!  Nothing like having a book in your hand, especially one that you are in.  When I opened the box, Ben had to get one out just so he could see my name in print.  While my family is supportive, they aren’t overly excited about this, it’s kinda like “that’s great, mom’s a writer, what’s for dinner?”  After Ben saw my name in print, he started reading the story, and I immediately got reprimanded for the use of language, lol.  There’s a “what the hell” in the first line.  But I was able to get him to take this pic of me.  He was acting like the paparazzi.  So, he was having fun with it, and once that was all done, I figured, ok the excitement is over.  Well later that evening, he says to me.  “Hey mom, when I get to be Elijah’s age, and I’m in high school and I have to pick a book to read, I’ll just pick one of yours.  That way you can give me all the answers.”  Yeah…it kind of took a little curve at the end, but I wouldn’t expect anything less from him 😀

The paperback version is available now.

Kindle version delivered October 1.

The Box Under the Bed

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FAVORITE PIC:

I had some errands to run Saturday, when I got back my sister was at the house, and got her copy of the book.  She snapped this pic of me signing it for her.

 

QUOTES:

 

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