Indie Author Day is October 8, 2016

I am slow on the uptake and just found out about Indie Author day. Today I spoke to one of the librarians at my local library and they did not know about the special day either. John at the  Clark County Library said he would look into it. I hope they are able to find a way to celebrate it with the people in the county. For a state by state and county by county listing of participating libraries, you can click here.

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Speaking of Libraries, this week I will be attending my very first writer’s group this Friday at 10:00. If you know me by now, you will know that I am a bit timid,and I do not leave my house much.  I fly solo like most writers and enjoy my alone time with the computer, my books, and my notepads. So attending this is my big step out into this wide world of other writers. I was asked to bring five pages of written material with me from a current work in progress or something else I was writing. I was also asked to bring 2 copies of my book for the library to have in their local author’s area. How exciting is that?

But, I digress, back to the topic at hand.  Indie Author Day. I am so excited that there is a day celebrating all the indie authors. Some of the indie authors are becoming quite well known. Authors like,  Ana Spoke, have sold thousands of copies of  Shizzle, Inc. and continues to create even more books, like Indiot,  in her Isa Maxwell series. Colleen Hoover has also made quite a name for herself in the Indie market with her books,  Finding Cinderella and Maybe Not. There is a real market for Indie books and it is a wonderful thing that Indie Author Day exists.

So check with your own local library and see if they have anything special planned for October 8, 2016. Libraries are for so much more than just borrowing a book. There are adult reading groups, adult writing groups and at our local library, there is a local  history group. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet people that love books, history, and reading as much as you do.

New Release: #ComedyBookWeek Book Review: Indiot by Ana spoke

Indiot

  • Publisher: Ana Spoke (July 16, 2016)
  • Publication Date: July 16, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01EXZU8R2

 

The official book blurb:

They say the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. True, but bad decisions will get you there much faster. Isa Maxwell has both aplenty in this second installment of Isa Maxwell’s Escapades. Having found her dreams of wealth and notoriety, she departs for India to play Good Samaritan to the orphans, the poor, and a wronged Indian prince. She makes two new friends before her plane even leaves the ground: the mysterious bejeweled Vivien and a bottle of Valium. Too bad she loses her new friend and the high at the airport, and her passport and wallet on her way to her hotel.

Things go from bad to perilous as she launches on a madcap romp through Delhi. Will Isa survive, or will this be the last chapter in this Indiot’s story?

 

Ana Spoke

About the Author:

Ana Spoke is the author of Shizzle, Inc and Indiot and is working on the third installment of the Isa Maxwell series. She also manages #ComedyBookWeek  the annual online celebration of humor in writing. For more details, visit www.comedybookweek.com. She lives in Australia with her fiance and a rare fat Italian Greyhound, but you can always find her on anaspoke.com

Rating:

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

The Book Review: 

I was so glad that this book was going to be released this month. I have been waiting ever sense I first read Shizzle, Inc. I knew I wanted to read more about Isa Maxwell.  She had one of those lives that are kind of  like a herd of cattle on roller skates.

Indiot by Ana Spoke is a deliciously funny story that features Isa Maxwell from Shizzle, Inc. Isa is such a funny character that she really doesn’t even have to try, everything she does makes you laugh and shake your head. She is totally likable and even when she is being scammed, robbed and conned, she makes you laugh. She has a habit of being in the wrong place at the right time for drama and danger. This little habit of hers is even more pronounced here in India.

Ana, is such a fun and creative writer. Her stories keep you interested and wanting to know what the heck is going to happen next. This is book two of her adventures and if you have not read Shizzle, inc. Then you should pick it up and get to know Isa.

In this second book featuring Isa Maxwell, she is winging her way to India. She has been contacted by the Prince to help the poor with her million dollars that she made off her tell almost all book.

It is as she is flying to India that she happens to sit next to a movie star that makes her question the integrity of Prince that has invited her to come to India to help. The beauty that is so willing to help her on the plane is full of warnings and dire predictions. When she places doubt in Isa’s mind she also realizes that Isa might have a little fear of flying. Everything only gets more questionable from there. There might be some slight of hand with a nerve pill that makes the trip and the landing a bit wonky.

When she arrives in India, she is totally unprepared for what happens next. There are twists, turns, and melodrama all over the place. Then one of the recurring characters from the states flies in to join her it only makes things even more convoluted.

I was provided an ARC from the author to provide an honest review. This book is so funny. I enjoyed it so much and can recommend it highly.

Recommendations:

It is a great story that really does keep you involved on every level. You will not be satisfied with just these two stories, you will want to know the rest of her tales. I know I do. I think I like this story so much because I can see myself being conned, cheated, and chased if I were to leave the country to do good. But then again, no one can have so much drama and humor occur like Isa Maxwell.

Where to Find:

Indiot by Ana Spoke is available in paperback. Kindle, and through KindleUnlimited by clicking the links below.

 Amazon  | Barnes and Noble

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Personal Invitation to #ComedyBookWeek

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We only have 3 days  until the first Annual event known as #ComedyBookWeek goes live on July 16, 2016.

60 humorous authors with 70 books are participating. Many of the books will be discounted or free during the week of 16-23 July, so don’t miss your chance to discover a fresh, new, funny book and perhaps a favorite new author.

How many times do we want a little comedy to read. I know I do. Sometimes I get bogged down in the Thrillers and Suspense books that I just found a love for and want a little light humor. A lot of humor is even better.

Ana Spoke has secured at least 60  authors to offer books at a discount or even free. I love a free book! I plan on finding new authors to read during this week of planned events.

There are blog reviews scheduled for these comedy books. I will have three that week posted. I can’t wait to get those out there so you can what I thought of these three comedies.  One is a brand new book that will be released during #ComedyBookWeek. I will be posting that one on the 17th.

Our very own sweet blogger, C the Happy Meerkat will be providing five reviews that week. I can not wait to see what all she has read and what her take was on them. I know it is going to be excellent reviews, because she is a wonderful reviewer. She is always honest and fair in her writing.

Not only reviews, but author interviews and guest posts will be happening all over the blogosphere.  Look for the tag #ComedyBookWeek and be prepared for humor. Al Lane  will be hosting a series of interviews on her website with Steve Vernon, Freya of Freya Writes, Jenny Green, and Geoff Le Pard.

Many of the Q&A’s will be on Facebook. July 19th there is a live interview with Frankie Bow.  Jackson Lear‘s Facebook  interview will be the 21st. Then on the 23rd, we have this amazing day of four different author interviews with Ana Spoke, Steve Vernon, Karen Tomsovic and Rose Schmidt all taking place on  the Wayward Swan’s Facebook page.  Q&A

 

 

There will be authors from all over the world participating.  This is a wonderful time to check out British humour, Australian humour, Canadian humour and American humor. I am so excited about it being this close.

I really hope you support this week long event and meet some new authors and find some amazing comedy books that will make you laugh and maybe even fall in love with a few characters.  There are some funny ones in just the books I read. But I am not giving away too much right  now.

If you wouldn’t mind, I would ask that you maybe consider tweeting this post so that other people will find out about this event and join in the fun.

Have fun laughing next week and watch for more posts about the books and other links to great comedy book reviews and interviews.

 

Book Review: Shizzle, Inc by Ana Spoke

Shizzle, Inc (Isa Maxwell, #1)Shizzle, Inc by Ana Spoke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Isabella Maxwell, Isa, for short, was ready to graduate from community college when her world flipped upside down. She had her future all planned out and then, Flip.

While looking at all her options, she stumbled upon an advertisement for a position that seemed to answer all her hopes for stardom. As luck would have it, Isa was able to fast talk, double talk her way into the position at Shizzle, Inc.

Even though her life is in chaos she bumbles along using all her tricky thoughts and ideas to do her job. She even uses some fuzzy ideas and help from her dad. Mr. Hue is ready to take her under his wing and she is trying to stay with him.

Situations keep cropping up that make her life even more crazy and she just bumbles along. Isa tries to help her parents with their situation and she just keeps getting deeper and deeper.

This is one of my most favorite lines in this book.
“With his messed up hair and bulging eyes, he looked like Jack Nicholson from The Shining. I half expected him to bust out in “Here’s Johnny!”

As she attempts to help stop a huge problem from turning any more ugly she gets even more deeply over her head. Oh this woman is crazy and I loved reading about her. She is a wonderful colorful character.

Yes, the whole book is just that crazy. I can truly say I have laughed from page one and I am still laughing (even as I second guess her actions and thoughts) throughout the last chapter.

This is really a great story. I am so thankful that I won this book. It made me laugh and cringe and everything a good story should. Five stars for this book and I eagerly anticipate the follow up book.

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