Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Adding to the TBR #7

Free books

Hello there,

It's been ages since I've posted a freebie post and there are a lot of great freebies available right now. Here are a few that caught my attention.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

What Helen Read #75: August 2022

Greetings from a chilly Minnesota. I'm pretty last minute for this post and I'm all turned around with the dang time zones. I keep forgetting that I no longer live in the future and now I feel like I'm behind on everything. As I do this, it's 4:25am back home on the day that this is supposed to post and it's 1:25pm here the day before. It's still Tuesday here, if you're wondering. Dang time zones. And it's going to be like this for another five weeks for me. Oh, the agony! But that said, it's nice to be visiting Steve's mom and catching up with some friends we haven't seen for a long time here.

PS. This is scheduled to post at 6am and I finished it at 5:07am. Talk about getting in by the skin of my teeth!

Here's what Helen read for the last month.

Gone To Ground by Bronwyn Hall
Gone To Ground
Innocent In Her Enemy's Bed by Dani Collins
Innocent In Her Enemy's Bed
The Bellbird River Country Choir by Sophie Green
The Bellbird River Country Choir
Hostile Mission by Kendall Talbot
Hostile Mission

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

What Deanna Read #79: August 2022

Greetings from hot and crazy New York. I'm technically on vacation right now, but unlike previous trips and travels, I've not pre-scheduled any posts and it's kinda hard to do the books read ahead of time. That said, I haven't been reading as much since we've taken off on our trip but we've been having fun. I'm actually glad for some chill out time and not working for the last week. I think it has been good for me. Will be slightly back at it next month once we get to our next destination and will be staying there for the next six weeks.

Here's what I read for the month.

Torch by Cambria Hebert
Beneath The Scars by Melanie Moreland
Die For You by Michele Milles
Punished by LV Lane

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Waiting till the series has finished


I've talked about this in the past and mentioned how it's hard for authors to keep going, whether indie or traditionally published, if readers do not buy their books when they are released. I don't remember if I did a dedicated post about it or just mentioned it in passing on a related topic. Anyway, I wanted to talk about it here because I saw an author discussing it on social media.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Amazon gift card from Susan Horsnell | Newsletter sign-up August 2022

Amazon gift card

Hello. Today's post is going to be a short one. It's only to let you know that an author I work with is running a giveaway and she's generously gifting a $30 Amazon gift card to the lucky winner. This is her way of giving back to the reader and author community.

Thursday, August 18, 2022

What Helen Read #74: July 2022

Y'all, I am so behind. Do you know what it's like trying to catch up after losing two weeks to being sick? Argh! So much work to do. Last week, on Thursday, I looked at my to-do list and it said 32 items outstanding. That does not include current to-dos. Only the overdue ones. I did a big push on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to get to 17 items outstanding. Yesterday, Tuesday, I was at 13 items outstanding, but today, I'm back at 15 items outstanding, so it would appear that I am falling behind again. Yikes. Anyway...

Here's what Helen read for the last month.

The Family String by Denise Picton
The Family String
The Talk Around Town by Dakota Harrison
The Talk Around Town
Accidentally Working Class by Karly Lane
Accidentally Working Class
Heart of the Firefighter by Jennifer Jansen
Heart of the Firefighter

Saturday, August 13, 2022

What Deanna Read #78: July 2022

Oh lordy, I am so behind. This time, it's because we got sick and well, though I'm pretty much recovered, I'm taking it a bit easier so I don't relapse and then there's also my mile long to-do list that is shocking. I'm not sure what the reading for July looks like as I haven't gone through the list. I'll discover it as I put this together. Hang tight! Another month of lots of Cassie Mint though. I know that.

Here's what I read for the month.

Silver Fox by Cassie Mint
Silver Fox
Blade by Cassie Mint
Craving Justice by Fiona Archer
Beach Baby by Cassie Mint

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

False Trust by Steve Shipley release day and giveaway

Happy Tuesday!!! It's a rather exciting day for us today because it's Steve's big day. It's the release day for False Trust and we've partnered with Enticing Journeys to help promote the book release. It's a little different for the bloggity since I don't do many book tours, but hey, it's Steve, so I'm a little biased. I hope you join me in wishing Steve a very happy release day. And don't forget to enter the awesome giveaway for a signed book and other cool stuff.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Sorry, back soon


Gang, sincere apologies but regularly programming and posts are on break until we are back on deck as Steve has kindly decided to share his germs with me and we are both down for the count. Sharing is caring, right? I shall resume and get back to regular posts as soon as I am well again.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Deciding what to read next

Woman holding book

Y'all, my apologies that yesterday's post ended up coming out today. I'm a little late. So sorry. I have no excuse. It's the usual stuff. Life and work have been busy.

I'm sure most of you reading this post or really anything on the bloggity would have a to-be-read (TBR) list a mile long... or at the very least, long enough to make a small pile of books. Picking the next book to read should be no problem at all, right? It should be easy, right? How to choose what to read next? What to choose to read next?

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Early paperback release: False Trust by Steve Shipley

False Trust by Steve Shipley paperback live

Y'all, I'm so sorry. I meant to post something yesterday as scheduled for my regular Wednesday post, but dang it, time ran away with me as is often the case, and well, here I am. It's tomorrow!! I've got exciting stuff today,     though. Steve's paperback for False Trust is live (a bit of an oopsie actually), but here we are, and I wanted to share.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

What Helen Read #73: June 2022

Wanna know something? It's super late. And I'm super late. I'm also using the word super a lot. Anyhoo, at least I'm doing this now, eh? It's been a busy day. I should be in bed reading already since it's past 9am, but here I am.

Here's what Helen read for the last month.

Someone Else's Child by Kylie Orr
Someone Else's Child
Always A Princess by Clyve Rose
Always A Princess
The Baby Whisperer by Fiona McArthur
The Baby Whisperer
Lola And The Single Dad by Kelly Hunter
Lola And The Single Dad

Saturday, July 9, 2022

ARC team sign-up: False Trust by Steve Shipley

Join Steve Shipley's ARC team

We have a special guest joining us today on the bloggity. Crime thriller author, Steve Shipley is here to talk to us about his upcoming book, False Trust and offer readers the chance to grab an early copy to read and review. A little deviation from our usual romance talk and not my regular genre to read, but I'm excited to help spread the word for Steve's book.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

What Deanna Read #77: June 2022

Y'all, I'm so behind on EVERYTHING. I'm barely making it by the skin of my teeth to get this video prepped in time for tomorrow and lordy, I'm SO TIRED. That said, I think it was a good reading month. I haven't counted, but I think it was pretty good. I read most days even when I was tired, but I did a lot of comfort and easy reading. Lots of short books.

Here's what I read for the month.

Fake Maid by Cassie Mint
Fake Maid
Mountain Captive by Cassie Mint
In Knots by Hannah Haze
The Protector by Anna Hackett

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Observations on bookish things #3

Observations on bookish things

Hello! How did you go with my last bookish observations? Sassy enough for you? I'll try to be less sassy in today's post but hey, it might be fun to be sassy. I hardly ever unleash that side of me. I tend to err on the side of caution. Let's see what today brings.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

What do you think #1: Titan by Jillian Graves | Page flip videos

What do you think?

So I need advice and I thought, hey, I'll ask my lovely readers on the bloggity. I'm doing some experimenting with a popular format of video and I would genuinely like to know what appeals and why. Please, please take a couple of minutes to watch what I've included below and give me your opinion. I promise it won't take much of your time. One of them is only 7 seconds long or short, rather.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Books I have not finished 2022 #2

These have been accumulating so I've got a bunch to share with you today. It's inevitable that if you read as many books as I do in a year and if you try as many new authors as I do in a year, there are bound to be some that are not to your taste. This is me for whatever reason, these books are not my jam. Some of them are pretty hyped up books that  a lot of people love too. Thank goodness for Kindle Unlimited that allows me to try a lot of new stuff without too much of a financial consequence since I can borrow the book and return it if it doesn't work for me. On the flip side, if I try a book and find a new author I love, I can glom the author's backlist and then buy all her books if I want to reread them.

So without much further ado, here's some books I have not finished recently.

Safeguarding Miley by Melissa Kay Clark

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Why do we read?

Book with daisies in garden

I saw an interesting question posed in a group the other day. The poster was asking people why they read and I thought, "huh, interesting" because I had to think about why I read since I read a lot and also have a book blog.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Video portfolio #6: The Stationmaster's Cottage by Phillipa Nefri Clark | Sale video for TikTok and Instagram

Video portfolio

I am very grateful for repeat clients who like my work enough to want me to make more videos for them. This time, author Phillipa Nefri Clark had a month-long promo for the first book in her most popular series and wanted videos to promote the book and the sale. This was such fun to do encompassing both similar and different elements in each video to make them unique.

Do still check out my TikTok account  there are lots of different videos there. There are also videos on my YouTube channel so check that out too.

Video portfolio #5: Elusive Treasure by Erin Moira O'Hara | Different versions and formats of the same video

Video portfolio

It's a public holiday here so I'm trying to do a little catch up and update my portfolio. There be stuff to see coming!! <Arrr!! Said in my (terrible) pirate voice!> This installment contains a book trailer I created for Elusive Treasure by Erin Moira O'Hara. I had such fun with this one and Erin is such a lovely client to work with.

Do still check out my TikTok account  there are lots of different videos there. There are also videos on my YouTube channel so check that out too.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Video portfolio #4: Thin Ice by Cassie Mint | Adding scripted audio tracks to videos

Video portfolio

I had so much fun with these videos and they are such a great way to add scripted audio to a video. I was so excited I couldn't wait to upload these to show them off. Do still check out my TikTok account there are lots of different videos there. There are also videos on my YouTube channel so check that out too.

What Helen Read #72: May 2022

Y'all, I almost forgot about this post. Argh! My only excuse is that work has been terribly busy (that's a good thing), but it means that if I'm not diligent about checking off my to-do list, sometimes I miss things. Today was crazy busy with a few new clients, but I was also focused on trying to catch up on scheduling a few things that I'm behind on. Oy! The time kinda ran away with me. But have no fear, here I am.

Here's what Helen read for the last month.

Escape Mission by Kendall Talbot
Escape Mission

Outback Sky The Pilot by Annie Seaton
Outback Sky: The Pilot

The German Wife by Kelly Rimmer
The German Wife

The Truth About Faking It by Cassie Hamer
The Truth About Faking It

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

What Deanna Read #76: May 2022

I don't think I read as much this month, but I haven't counted yet. I'll know once I get this done, but it's been a busy month, work-wise. I'm trying to think back what I did all month as it seemed to fly by, but yeah, work, work, work. It felt like I did not read as much. On the bright side, I got a bunch of new clients and I'm enjoying the work.

TikTok is driving me mad but hey, I had a video go nuts on the views this morning, so I guess I can't complain about that. It's such a simple video too, so I don't even know why it's taken off. I will never understand TikTok.You can watch it here.

Anyway, enough blathering.

Here's what I read for the month.

The Boss's Runaway by Jessa Kane
The Boss's Runaway

Pit Stop by Cassie Mint
Pit Stop

Rescuing Hadley by Adaline Raine
Rescuing Hadley

Mountain Menace by AM Proctor
Mountain Menace

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Video portfolio #3: The Highland Earl's Revenge by Cathleen Ross | Same video formatted for Facebook, Instagram and TikTok

Video portfolio

The videos have been cranking away and I'm thrilled that my clients are enjoying what I make for them. Aside from TikTok videos, I am also making videos for different social media platforms for clients who do not use TikTok. Here are some examples of videos I've made for various different platforms. Do still check out my TikTok account  there are lots of different videos there. There are also videos on my YouTube channel so check that out too.

Live author interview replay: Steve Shipley and Walt Mussell

Author interview

Okay, I've been a bit slack on this front, posting up my live author interviews on the bloggity so it's easy for people who are interested to access. That said, they are all on my Deanna's World YouTube channel so you can always go look there.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Video book reviews: Cassie Mint, Jessa Kane, and SJ Tilly

TikTok book reviews

Greetings, friends! How are you? I should ask, shouldn't I? How are you liking these video book reviews? Do you want me to mix it up and throw in a few ye olde traditional text reviews too? Let me know. Can't promise anything. These are fun... for me. I hope they are fun for you too.