Smashwords is having a catalog sale, The Path of the Child is on sale

I am not sure if you are familiar with Smashwords, but there are so many books there in ebook format.  Tomorrow, March 5. 2017, begins a week of discounted books in all genres. A sales catalog will be made available at midnight pacific time and for a solid week, books will be discounted 25%, 50% and 75% off original price.  Many will be free for this week.

My own book, The Path of the Child, is located on page 70 of the group titled over 50,000 words and about half way down. You can click the link and find it. There is a discount code provided as it is discounted by 50% to the price of $ .99.

The Path of the Child is the story of one lonely girls’ transition as she sets out to find her own backstory. A story that has been hidden away from her by her neglectful mother. Melanie is a strong young woman that will have to make many hard decisions but always with the hope of having a life complete with happiness and joy.  The path she travels is uplifting and trying and may be more than one person can handle.  Meet Melanie and share her journey today. I write under the pseudonym of Sojourner McConnell.

 

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Discounted to .99 March 5-11, 2017

 

This is a great opportunity to pick up books and find new authors.  Many authors have several books available all at these deep discounts. This event only runs until the 11th of March, then the prices revert back.  The above links will not show the participating books until midnight PST, that is 3 am Est and 8 am GMT.

Take your nest egg and pick up a few new deep discounted book and have a nice read along. With the prices as they are, it is the perfect opportunity to bulk up that “to be read pile”.

Remember that the best gift you can give an author is an honest review.  It doesn’t take a wordy post, just a few words sharing your opinion of the book.  Authors love it and it helps a new book get a second glance.

I can’t wait to go shopping. See you at Smashwords.

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New Amazon Review: For The Path of the Child

By aarem
This review is from: The Path of the Child (Paperback)
Young Melanie Easton got no love from her mother who is fighting her own demons. But Melanie’s life changes dramatically when her classmate Rob gets her a job at a pizza place where he is employed part-time. Melanie had been so lonely that she finds her workplace home. The author is a skillful writer who takes us effortlessly through the many turns and twists in Melanie’s life. What happens to her friendship with the ever-helpful Rob? Well, this is the question that made me finish the book in two days, my other engagements notwithstanding. From the depiction of lifelike characters, one would suspect an autobiographical element in the theme. Five stars as this is the first book by the author.

I am so thankful for this unknown person’s review. I am not sure who aarem is but thank you from the bottom of my heart. It is reviews like this that keeps me writing the sequel to The Path of the Child. I am telling what happened to Melanie and Robert and their amazing friendship​. I look forward to announcing that the book is ready for publication in January.

Thank you again, aarem. You have made my day!

Want to read more, The Path of the Child is on Amazon

Book Review: Lucky B*stard, by Christian Cianci

LUCKY B*STARDLUCKY B*STARD by Christian Cianci

  • Print Length: 237 pages
  • Publication Date: February 1, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01BD2O87Y
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    My Review:

    This book carried us through Lucas’ growing drug enjoyment, perhaps even an addiction, his reckless behavior, and his really bad choices, all with the intent and purpose of being popular, liked, respected, and admired. There were so many chances for Lucas Mancini to get the help he needed, but being a lucky b*stard, he always skimmed by without getting caught. Until he did. That was when he had to learn to face life in a restricted area with no one trustworthy to lean on. The tales this guy told, while brazen and over the top, were believable to those that wanted to believe him.

    There were tender moments when he realized he had caused his parents to be disappointed. When he felt that, he reminded me of the disappointment in my own parent’s faces as a teen, and the disappointment I felt as a parent. It was a moment​ in the book where I could​ totally connect with Lucas.

    It is in many ways a gritty story that should put the fear of reprisal for the readers of a certain age. It had a familiar ring to it from stories shared in my younger days. Bad choices seem to be made when you are seventeen, some worse than others. Lucas made some seriously bad choices. Thankfully we aren’t all as lucky as Lucas.

    Worth reading! Good plot and characters.

    Where to Find Lucky B*stard:

    This young adult, coming of age, book is available on Amazon as a paperback and in Kindle format, by clicking the links below.

    Book Blurb for Revised Edition of The Path of the Child by Sojourner McConnell

    Seventeen-year-old Melanie Easton lives in a loveless home with her negligent, self-absorbed, and potentially dangerous mother. Consequently, she knows loneliness. Living in self-imposed anonymity, Melanie struggles to survive without becoming bitter and hate filled. Unexpectedly offered a ride with a classmate, Robert Reynolds, Melanie finds there is more to people than she ever imagined.

    After being befriended by Robert Reynolds, windows of opportunity open for Melanie. Accordingly, the road to discovery divulges there may be reasons for her strange home life. The reasons she never imagined until she begins unraveling the documents hidden away.

    Out of the discovery of the secrets, lies, and deceptions, come the possibility for exciting changes. Perhaps along with the answers, comes the opportunity for genuine happiness.

    A suspenseful story that will engage your heart and mind with hopefulness and admiration for Melanie’s courage and willingness for self-discovery and personal growth.


    Refrain from getting so excited by this new blurb that you attempt to run out and purchase the book today. There is almost a week before the reissue occurs.  If you purchase the book today, unfortunately, it will contain those annoying errors that I have been working diligently  to correct. In addition, the revised book accommodated my rewriting tendency. Consequentially, the new version has almost seven thousand new words spaced out over four new chapters. Nonetheless, I swear it was harder writing a blurb that  didn’t curl my lip, than writing the first chapter of the book.

    That being said, I would love your input on this blurb. Did the blurb attract your attention? Did it provoke interest in the topic?  Did the blurb provide encouragement to  purchase and read the book?   Does it turn you off the book?

    Resist buying today, however, don’t resist or hesitate  to comment. We all have opinions, I actually embrace hearing yours.  Please let me know what you think.

    Coming up with a book blurb that works is more difficult than it appears. This is the official blurb as of today.  Thinking about today reminds me of what Scarlett O’Hara is known to say:

     “After all, tomorrow is another day!”  Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind.

    As I complete the final details, I wanted to share the (hopefully improved) book blurb. I decided to show it today providing  time to  receive feedback.

    Humble request:

    As always, please be honest and forthcoming. A candid and honest opinion would be so appreciated.

    On a side note:

    If you are interested in providing a review for the reprint, it would thrill me to provide a copy in exchange for that honest review on Amazon, Goodreads, especially on your own blog.

    Obviously, I am going with subtlety at this point.

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     Comment below:

    Thank you in advance!

     

     

     

     

     

    Free eBook In Exchange For A Review

    My book, The Path of the Child has been published and I would like to have some people read and review it for me.  I have copies available starting tomorrow on Amazon.com for Free.  If you can’t wait until tomorrow, then I can send a copy through email.  This will allow me to have comments on Amazon and / or Goodreads.com.  This sure would be a great deal for me.  All I need to know is your email address and what kind of reader you use. I have it available in Mobi, Epub and PDF version.  I can’t tell you how much I would appreciate your time.

    Let me tell you a little about the book.  The main character is Melanie and she has had a solitary lonely life.  She is offered friendship by a boy in her class and he opens many doors for her.  There is a mystery about her family and she and Robert set off on a quest for answers.

    I call The Path of the Child a work of fiction, but I have had readers call it a feel good coming of age story and it has also been called a YA book.  I leave it to you to categorize it for yourself.  My email address is vicgoodwin@gmail.com if you want to send me an email and not announce your email address on my blog.

    Again, thank you for your consideration on this. I hope you enjoy the free book and will take time to review it for me.  It doesn’t take much to post a review, just a few words about how you felt about the book.  IMG_0138

    Free KindleUnlimited E book Now Available

     The Path of the Child is a free E book that is now available through Amazon Prime and KindleUnlimited.  The story is about seventeen year old Melanie Easton.  Melanie has been raised by her mother, kept away from all other family.  After a Robert, young man from school approaches and befriends her she sets out on a journey to discover the family she has never known.  Join her in the journey that could possibly change her life.  I hope you enjoy the characters as much as I did.

    Please be kind enough to leave a review on Amazon so that others can find this book. Readers opinions and reviews are the best way for me to get this book to other readers. The Path of the Child is also available in print on Amazon.

    Thank you!

    Sojourner Mcconnell