YA Week Spotlight: Author Daniel Peyton

Happy Hump Day!

How are you celebrating YA Week? Have you picked up any of the books I’ve featured yet? If not, check them out by clicking HERE.

Today’s featured author is Daniel Peyton, who penned the book: Legacy of Dragonwand (Book 1). It’s currently on sale for $0.99, so get it while it’s hot! Click HERE to check out the blurb and make your purchase.

A little bit about Daniel Peyton…

me smallerDaniel Peyton was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and now resides near the Smokey Mountains in East Tennessee. He is an honorary member of the Sigma Alpha Iota, professional performer with the Miyagi Ryu Nosho Kai, and a longtime member of the Embroiderers Guild of America. Daniel is an award winning stitcher, graphic artist, stage performer, and cook. The varieties of experiences have helped him develop rich worlds and characters for his fiction works. Since the fourth grade, he has never stopped penning stories for the entertainment of others.


Don’t forget to grab a copy of Legacy of Dragonwand by clicking HERE. And remember: if you have Kindle Unlimited, you can read the book for free!

Stay tuned for more author fun tomorrow! Happy reading!

Official Release–Menzuo: The Calling of the Sun Prince

Menzuo Book Cover - FrontHey, readers!

As promised last week, I’m reminding you all to grab your copy of Menzuo: The Calling of the Sun Prince by Keshawn Dodds. He was on the blog last week, giving us some insight into his life and writing process. You can read all about him by clicking HERE.

On to the good stuff: Menzuo is available TODAY and you can grab the eBook on Amazon! Even if you don’t have a Kindle eReader, you can still download a Kindle app for any smart phone, tablet, or computer desktop that supports the app. I already pre-ordered my eBook copy, but you guys don’t have to wait—download it RIGHT NOW!

Click HERE to buy a copy of Menzuo: The Calling of the Sun Prince

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Jammal Hall is just eleven years old when he finds out his life on Earth is more important than he could ever imagine. A week before his twelfth birthday, which happens to be his age of destiny, many secrets are revealed to him—including the news that he’s from another planet and his earthly parents are not his birth parents. Jammal, who is actually Prince Menzuo: Universal Protector, must rely on his guardian, Solar, if he is to survive combat training in order to prepare to face his arch nemesis: the deadly Pirate Warrior, Morbid. As Prince Menzuo begins to understand just how important he is in protecting the planet and the power of All Good and Evil, he must also face the challenge of trying to live a normal life while participating in a virtual reality tournament with his best friends. Will Menzuo be able to fulfill his destiny as protector, or will he give in to his fears and let the fate of the universe fall into the hands of the evil Morbid?

Publisher: Cosby Media Productions

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Adventure

Kindle Price: $3.99

Page Count: 232

Keshawn DoddsKeshawn Dodds was born, and raised in the city of Springfield, MA. He attended Central High School in the mid 1990s. While there, he excelled on the football field as one of the top running backs in the area. Keshawn was able to continue his football career at Wilbraham and Monson Academy and earned a full scholarship to American International College.

Dodds benefited from his scholarship at AIC and graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. He later received a Master of Education degree from AIC as well. Keshawn is a former elementary school teacher and former Mayoral Aide for Springfield, under past Mayor, Charles V. Ryan. Keshawn is now the Director of Diversity and Community Engagement at his alma mater, American International College.

Along with Dodds’ career journey, he is also a motivational speaker, actor, playwright, and published author. He is an avid writer and strong supporter of education. Keshawn wants to continue to spread his words of faith towards obtaining a great education and achieving all goals that a person has set in their life.

Raised by his mother, Elizabeth Dodd, Keshawn was always instilled with what a good education can bring to a person. He firmly believes that when hard work meets dedication, success is born.

Don’t forget to grab your copy of Menzuo: The Calling of the Sun Prince TODAY!!! Click HERE to get it!


Doma Publishing House Presents: Anne of Green Gables Collection

Hello readers! I have a very special post today! Anne of Green Gables is one of my all time favorite series and is now available on eBook! How exciting is that? Check out the details below, and enter the giveaway. 🙂

Anne of Green Gables Collection

Cover links to Amazon

by Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Feast Island’s One Year Anniversary!

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That’s right: TODAY is the one-year anniversary of my book’s publication! I cannot believe how quickly time has passed! It’s already been a whole year since Feast Island was born into the literary world. Through this journey, I have met amazing people–both on and off-line. I have had the opportunity to speak to people of all ages, have signed hundreds of paperbacks, bookmarks, and other pieces of paper. I’ve spoken to aspiring writers and supportive fans…I’ve had some parties, and even went on a book tour back East. Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to raise a book. To those who have been with me along the way–you know who you are and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the love, encouragement, and support you’ve given.

So what’s next?

Besides the next installment of the series? How about a second edition of Feast Island?! Yes, that’s right: I will be releasing a new and improved, second edition of Feast Island. There will be a new cover, a map of Cantelia, some character drawings, and maybe even some new scenes! Stay tuned for the release date. Until then, get your hands on a FREE eBook copy of Feast Island. Click HERE to get it on Amazon.

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Thanks so much to those of you who read my blog–and especially those who are reading this post. I can’t wait to write even more. Writing has become my drug of choice and I look forward to every blog post, short story, novel, heck–even Tweet–that I get to write! Hope you’ll all be around for many, many more years to come.

If you’re wondering where else I like to hang out, besides this blog, you can find me at the following places:

Facebook (help me look less pathetic and give me a like!): https://www.facebook.com/thelabooks

Twitter (my favorite): https://twitter.com/helagirl

Instagram (some GREAT Ryan Gosling photos shared here): http://instagram.com/thathelagirl#

Tumblr (TRUST ME…you WANT to visit this–see above picture as example): http://heygirlwriter.tumblr.com/

Website (it’s pretty neat): https://tamarhela.com/

Google+ (still trying to use this properly): https://plus.google.com/u/0/106833463716993634269/posts/p/pub

And I can’t remember all the other places. You can Google me though–seriously. There goes my dreams of being invisible forever. 😉

Thanks for reading and hanging! Cheers!

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