About my writing

f5c9c-dec2b302c2b20142b113a513a342bamNormally, each day I work on a different book. I have four in various stages of being finished but for some reason I seem to stay on the rewrite of one of my old books being transformed from tell to show that I feel most people will enjoy more. It is one of my lesser known books that I have renamed “Dangerous Rescue”  I am nearing the end and will next have it edited before re-publishing. Speaking of editing, right now my popular Chronicles of the Marauder- Marauder Rising is having a face lift, re-editing that I think will make it even more popular. The nice thing about being an indie author you can go back and make the book more to your liking without anyone telling you that you can’t. My book “Lightning Rages” is still being edited. It has been started editing but is a long way from being done. My book “IronHeart” about a you man forced to grow up suddenly when his parents are killed in a car crash where he finds his parents were less than model citizens and involved with some unsavory characters and professions. He finds a half brother and sister that he didn’t know existed. “Unlucky Penny” another book I am writing also is a story about a female police officer that kills a unarmed black woman. My western is down to the last two chapters then it will be going into the list to be edited by my editing team. I never realized editing takes so long but when it is done word for word and line by line it takes time. Well enough junk today about my writing, talk back, I’m listening.

Have a great day and a great week. What are your plans for this week?


I Am Malala- Malala Yousafzai

Everyone should know her story and work to educate those stranded in life in a cruel system. Break the system of violence in the world.


This world we live in is a bizarre environment as we try to keep our strength but we fight the windmills in endless adventures. We destroyed real courage to face challenges. We worry all the time saying that anyway is not in our power to change things.Sometimes we meet providential people, people who transform collective fears in heroes. This kind of  people are invincible, unstoppable and unforgettable.
Malala Yousafzai’s book – “I Am Malala” is a disturbing story, full of drama and hard lessons of life.
In 2014, Malala and Indian Kailash Satyarthi, a defender of children’s rights were Nobel Peace Prize laureates, Malala being the youngest person in history that was awarded.Malala-Yousafzai
Malala was only ten when the Taliban had come to control most of Pakistan, including Swat province, where her family lived. Had been banned music and television, restricted human rights and closed schools for girls. Fear had…

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If there only was Music -guest post

“IF ONLY THERE WAS MUSIC…”: The Poetry of Forbidden Love” celebration of INTERNATIONAL POETRY MONTH!


Thank you all for allowing me to 1If Only There Was Music book covercelebrate INTERNATIONAL POETRY MONTH with you by sharing excerpts from my first co-authored poetry book,  “IF ONLY THERE WAS MUSIC…” The Poetry of Forbidden Love.  Here is a bit of the book’s introduction below:

“Ever read poetry that was so soothing, so mellow, and just so perfectly sweet, you felt it should have been a love song?  “IF ONLY THERE WAS MUSIC…” is just that kind of poetry…but it’s also poetry written about forbidden love.
Back in the summer of 2014, I was approached by an up-and-coming author by the name of Giani Jordan.  Giani said that he had been following my writing for over a year and was extremely impressed.  He was reaching out to me because he wanted to collaborate on a poetry book.  Well, since I didn’t know Giani and wouldn’t attach my name or my writing with just anyone, I asked if he would send me a few samples of his work, and he did.  I was blown away by the intensity and the depth of this man’s writing, and wanted to know more about this person he clearly was in love with and was writing so fervently about.”  
In summation, Giani was in love with a woman {Christine}, who belonged to another, and to make this situation even more complicated, he, himself was also involved in a relationship.

The “snippet” of poetry which you are about to read below, is one where Christine is sharing with the world how much her forbidden, distant lover means to her.  Take a peek:


There are many things that can be easily measured in dollars and pounds…

But what he gives me is priceless.

It’s a blessing to have tons of friends around…

But what he gives me is priceless.

I’m aware the cost of clothing and material things…

But what he gives me is priceless.

I’m aware the joy that having kids brings…

But what he gives me is priceless.


So, although there is much that comes with cost

His love is given freely and without it, I’m lost.

Because all that he gives me…PRICELESS.

If you’d like to read the balance of this particular piece, I invite you to pick up your own copy of “IF ONLY THERE WAS MUSIC…” The Poetry of Forbidden Love on Amazon.  I’d also like to invite you to follow this tour in its entirety as each day, at each stop, you will find more and more of these love songs without music, and even more reasons to fall in love with your lover, and Poetry, again. If you aren’t in love when you start reading this book, you will go seeking a love afterwards.
Please visit my complete tour line-up HERE, and at each stop that you leave a comment (including this one), your name will be entered that number of times, into a random drawing for a $25 Amazon Gift Card!!!
Thanks to my awesome host for today, and thanks for stopping by, dear Guests.  I hope to see you every day throughout this amazing tour to help keep Poetry alive!!!  Always remember, that Love IS Poetry…they’re truly one in/and the same.

Author Bio:DDNF1

Nonnie Jules is a mom, a wife, an author and also President of Rave Reviews Book Club.  Her passion is children and her advocacy lies in supporting others and encouraging others to do the same.  She has authored other fine books such as:  “The Good Mommies’ Guide to Raising (Almost) Perfect Daughters,” “DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND (A Novel),” and “Sugarcoatin’ Is For Candy & Pacifyin’ Is For Kids!”

Although Poetry should be celebrated every day of the year, the month of April has been set aside specifically to lift it up , and so this is why Nonnie has embarked on this blog tour to keep it alive and bring awareness to the fact that Poetry is a great medium for release and expressions of all kinds.






Twitter:  @NonnieJules






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#Monday Blogs: Traditional vs. Self vs. Indie: What is the best way to get published?

Nicely put. A good way to view publishing and choices. A.G.

Shannon A Thompson


I have had the great honor of getting to know Kasi Blake through Clean Teen Publishing, and let me tell you guys, she is someone to watch. Her imagination began writing stories at a young – including one that was inspired by Star Wars – and she wrote across many genres. Now, she writes paranormal romance and urban fantasy…and of course, this lovely blog post about a constantly debated topic in the publishing world: which route do I take?

Traditional vs. Self vs. Indie: What is the best way to get published?

This question has been up for debate for some time, and that is why I am doing a post on it. However, I will not be telling you what you should do. Writing is a business with more than one way to do things. With that in mind, I will tell you about my experiences as…

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#Read #Authors – #Copyright #Infringement #Notification…

Very important for writers and readers. A.G.

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog


I have been hearing from a LOT recently that more SCAM BOOK SITES are appearing online in ever increasing numbers…

What can YOU do about it?

If you are an author and YOUR book(s) are being offered without your permission – issue DMCA Notices (SEE BELOW FIRST)


It may be tempting to get books FOR FREE or at greatly reduced prices but…

They may be a click farm looking for your email

and you will be infected with a virus.




If they are on Facebook – Use Facebook’s reporting form to remove their link source from Facebook’s server.

My attorney warns me not to click on them, but to send a form letter to their server.

You can find out their server here:

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Tattered Thoughts

f5c9c-dec2b302c2b20142b113a513a342bam Sitting here watching the rain blowing sideways by the north wind during this storm, my mind drifts from thought to thought. The blowing of the trash can lids down the street and into the neighbors yard forced me to go out. it took only a minute or two for me to get wet and cold. putting on a Pendleton shirt  finally brought my arms warm and stopped the shivering. The wind must be gusting between forty and fifty miles per hour along with some times getting higher. The wind and flood advisories seem to be the greatest concern with this storm. I am now back to my thoughts, my mind keeps jumping to the different books I have yet to complete. Normally, it settles on one thought and I work on that book but today it keeps jumping from one book to another. I don’t dare work on one or I might mix them up and put characters from one book into another, totally confusing my readers and me when I start going back through it. LOL

That is why I decided to blog instead of writing. I am glad I’m am, I can’t seem to spell today either. Thank goodness for spell check. Have you ever had one of those days?

Don’t expect much out of me today so talk back, I’m listening even if I can’t spell.




Thank you AWESOME READER for visiting today and AMAZING HOST for having me in your blog!!


As I said on my first post this week, – if you missed it just check the lineup for UPSIDE DOWN BLOG TOUR at 4WillsPublishing site and read it. Then hurry back here. We’ll be waiting for you!! – I’ve pounded the proverbial pavement, albeit the online one, for the longest time before finding an oasis where writers are truly appreciated based on fundamental characteristics such as talent, commitment and support of others. Yes, I’m talking about the AWESOME book club that Nonnie Jules put together to generously help promote fellow indie authors. She is so amazingly supportive and hardworking she’s known to us as ‘WonderWoman’. Let me tell you Nonnie would give the super-hero a run for her money if Diana Prince existed in real life. That’s how great Nonnie Jules is!

I’m proud to serve on the Governing Board of Rave Reviews Book Club as Admin Assist 2 and I assure you there’s NO OTHER PLACE for Authors and Readers to be. For those of you who don’t know RRBC yet, let me tell you my story.

On February 1st 2015, I woke up to some great news.  My book Luck of the Irish was # 112 in the Kindle Store. Granted, there had been a FREE PROMO on the day before but I celebrated the ranking position anyway. The book had had 2,045 downloads in a single day and that alone was quite an achievement for an indie book with an advertisement budget of exactly $0. Yes, ZERO! LOL

However, I ALSO knew I couldn’t have done it without Rave Reviews Book Club and the support of its amazing members. You see, I had joined the club a year before but, aside from some reviews and tweets, I hadn’t been an active member until January 2015, for many personal reasons that had nothing to do with the Club.

During January 2015, I volunteered for the Tweet Team (which has been an AWESOME experience so far), became a Blog Tour Host, participated in blog tours as visitor and as an author, NONNIE JULES received me for an interview on her famous shelf, the Governing Board invited me to work with them, and this month of April Luck of the Irish has been chosen as one of the three BOOKS OF THE MONTH. It’s the highest honor for an author- member and I still haven’t recovered from the shock of having been chosen! I found out a couple of hours ago, so forgive me if I’m still pinching myself! LOL

Voilá! RRBC’s slogan came to life – SUPPORT others and you’ll be SUPPORTED. It’s as simple as that and that is the BEAUTY of this ethos, which in turn creates an invaluable supportive system, a safety net that allows us to dream of higher flights.

But don’t take my word for that! Check out our website and read some of the testimonials there and you’ll understand why Rave Reviews Book Club is THE PLACE for you to be!!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the next leg of my UPSIDE DOWN BLOG TOUR! Check the lineup for UPSIDE DOWN BLOG TOUR at 4WillsPublishing site to know where to go.

Please, leave your thoughts below before you go!


Author Bio

When Liz Gavin was in Second Grade – just a couple of years ago, really – her teacher told her mother the little girl should start a diary because she needed an outlet for her active and vivid imagination. She was a talkative child who would disrupt the class by engaging her colleagues in endless conversations. She loved telling them the stories her grandfather used to tell her.

Apparently, the teacher wasn’t a big fan of those stories, and Liz’s mother bought her a diary. She happily wrote on it for a couple of months. Unable to see the appeal of writing for her own enjoyment only, she gave up on it. She missed the audience her friends provided her in class. She went back to disturbing her dear teacher’s class.

Since then, she has become a hungry reader. She will read anything and everything she can get her hands on – from the classics to erotica. That’s how she has become a writer of erotica and romance, as well.

As a young adult, she participated in a student exchange program and lived in New Orleans for six months. She fell in love with the city and its wonderful inhabitants. NOLA will always hold a special spot in Liz Gavin’s heart. Nowadays, living in Brazil, Liz’s creativity has improved many times because it’s such a vibrant, gorgeous and sexy country.

Welcome to her world of hot Alpha males and naughty, independent women. Add a touch of the paranormal in the presence of some wicked souls and you’ll get the picture.

Contact Information

My blog = http://elessarpublishing.blogspot.com/ https://lizgavin.wordpress.com

Twitter handle =  @LizGavin_author

Facebook = www.facebook.com/liz.gavin.54

Email = lizgavin@elessarbooks.com


Book Blurb

Carol Anne Sullivan is a tough New York stock broker. She’s suffered enough in order to learn a hard lesson – never let love spoil her relationships. Her boyfriends know that rule from the start. She’s domineering and assertive but also faithful and fair while the relationship lasts.

Mark Aikens is Carol’s boyfriend. He’s been in love with her for a while but his submissive side hasn’t allowed him to rebel against her golden rule and to tell her how he feels. Fear of losing her forever might spur him into action.

Cindy O’Rourke has admired Carol from afar. So, she jumps at the opportunity to work for her idol. Little does she know, things will never be the same for her after that job interview

Carol has been going through a rough patch: world economical crisis, dysfunctional parents, demanding clients, faulty equipment. Without much time for herself, her love life is suffering. So what is the big deal if she fantasizes about a new employee when her boyfriend, Mark, can’t give her what she needs? The big deal is – the new receptionist, Cindy, is a woman who threatens to turn her world upside down

This is the steamy tale of an unconventional love triangle which should be read with an open mind and an open heart. Sometimes, love comes to our lives in unexpected ways but with such overwhelming power that the best course of action might be to surrender to it.

Book link on Amazon US = http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IFMMJY0

Book link on Amazon UK = http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00IFMMJY0


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