Sunday, June 30, 2013

New Tab - Adult Only Reads

Happy Summer!

I hope you are all doing well this summer. We've had hot temperatures up here in the Pacific Northwest the last couple of days. I'm so thankful for air conditioning at this moment in time.

I'm writing to let you know about the new tab I've created on the blog. This tab, labeled 'Adult Reads Only,' will list my adult stories. The first novella, Jenny's Blue Velvet, will be available in August. I'm so excited about it and hope you enjoy it.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Ginnie West Adventure Series by Monique Bucheger Cover Reveal and Contest

The Ginnie West Adventure series gets new covers! 
To quote Ginnie: "They are totally awesome sauce!"



THE SECRET SISTERS CLUB: A GINNIE WEST ADVENTURE (Book 1)

Twelve-year-old BFFs—Ginnie and Tillie—want to be sisters. Tillie's divorced mom plus Ginnie's widowed dad could equal a lifetime of round-the-clock girl talk and slumber parties. Too bad Dad vowed to never marry again. Ginnie and Tillie form a secret club and come up with the perfect mission to change his mind: ‘Operation: Secret Sisters’.

 Before long, Tillie seems happier about gaining a dad than a sister. Ginnie suspects that Tillie has turned ‘Operation: Secret Sisters’ into a scam called ‘Operation: Steal My Dad.’ Things get more complicated when Ginnie stumbles across her real mom’s hidden journals. Ginnie can finally get to know the mother she doesn’t remember and Dad doesn’t talk about. When Dad discovers she has the journals, he takes them away. Ginnie needs to figure out why before her relationship with her father and her best friend are ruined forever.

As a writer of fantasy, few stories set in reality succeed in capturing my interest so thoroughly that they leave me wanting more. With her spirited personality and flare for fun, Ginnie West does just this as she draws the reader into her unique world from the start and never disappoints. An engaging read that entertains the young as well as the young at heart, this novel manages to become what most rarely do--memorable. ~~ S.E. Gerard, A Fracture In Time

I LOVED this book! I didn’t know a book without zombies could be good! ~~15 yr-old Amanda

TROUBLE BLOWS WEST: A GINNIE WEST ADVENTURE (Book 2)

Putting her body in motion before her brain is in gear creates a mountain of problems for 12 year-old Ginnie West. She is certain that defending her twin brother, Toran, from the biggest bully in sixth grade was the right thing to do. But Ginnie couldn’t be more wrong. She quickly figures out that Toran doesn’t appreciate being rescued by a girl any better than Pierce likes being knocked down by one. 

When Pierce seeks revenge on Ginnie, Toran sets aside his anger and helps her plot a playback prank at Pierce’s house. Sadly, Ginnie learns that Pierce has a reason for being a bully when she sees his dad drop him to the floor like a rag doll. Realizing he's a boy in big trouble, Ginnie decides to be his ally, even if he won’t let her be his friend.

If you like farms, friends, horses, and secrets, you’ll love: Trouble Blows West: A Ginnie West Adventure. So saddle up and be ready to ride with Ginnie as she explores the true meaning of friendship. ~~Debbie Shakespeare Smith, middle-grade author of The House of Chicken

An excellent book that deals with the sensitive topics of bullying, abuse, and forgiveness. It is action packed and full of raw emotions. Bucheger does an amazing job of writing this story, without giving a cookie cutter answer to the problems Ginnie faces. The characters are full and rich—which makes me wish I could be part of the West family as well. ~~ Karen D. 

SIMPLY WEST OF HEAVEN: A GINNIE WEST ADVENTURE (Book 3) 

Twelve-year-old BFFs schemed to get Ginnie’s widowed dad to fall in love with Tillie’s divorced mom. When their parents go along with the matchmaking, the girls are stoked. Sweet! Not long after though, Ginnie stumbles upon her late mom's journals, making life even more awesome sauce … until her dad confiscates the journals, determined to protect Ginnie from a danger he won’t name. Ginnie is counting on her future sister's help to make Dad change his mind, but Tillie's not so sure the ghost of Ginnie's mom will make a good addition to their new family tree. 

Besides, Tillie is too busy trying to keep the memory of her abusive, no-good , rotten-excuse-for-a-birth-father from bubbling to the surface to worry about what's bugging Ginnie. He left six years ago and Tillie’s knows a better dad when she sees one … Ginnie’s dad. The girls' world gets flipped upside-down when a blast from the past shows up and makes Tillie go nutburgers. Ginnie is torn between helping her best friend and what could be the answer to her prayers. Life gets complicated lickety-split in what is sure to be the most pivotal summer of Ginnie’s life. 

With the charm of The Little House books, and the courage of today’s American Girl, Bucheger has created a series that has staying power. ~~Mikey Brooks, The Dream Keeper

As a mother I couldn't put these books down. While they may be written for middle grade children, I was not only entertained, but inspired. ~~ Courtney W.











When Monique Bucheger isn’t writing, you can find her playing taxi driver to one or more of her children, plotting her next novel, scrapbooking, or being the “Mamarazzi” at any number of child-oriented events. Even though she realizes there will never be enough hours in any given day, Monique tries very hard to enjoy
the journey that is her life. 



She shares it with a terrific husband, her dozen children, an adorable granddaughter,  a son-in-law, three cats, and many real and imaginary friends. She is the author of several books and plans to write many more. You can find more about Monique and her works at: www.moniquebucheger.blogspot.com

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Exciting weekend!

My nerves are all a buzz. There are two exciting happenings in the world of Angela Carlie this weekend. I've had to reach deep to find the patience not to spill the beans on the first event, which is the cover reveal for my debut adult novel, JENNY'S BLUE VELVET. More on this below.

On Sunday, Fred and I are going to run in our first half marathon. This is something we've been working toward all year. This time last year we ran our first 5K. The goal for this run is to just finish. Now, Fred is much more of a runner than I ever will be. I'm just so excited to cross that finish line! I bet it'll feel amazing!

Xpresso Book Tours has done a wonderful job at organizing the cover reveal for JENNY'S BLUE VELVET. Steven Novak is the fabulous cover designer who made this cover possible. When I received the list of bloggers participating, I was surprised how many signed up. I figured that maybe a handful would be interested, but exactly sixty-nine bloggers are participating. Sixty-nine is a lucky number, right? Well, I think it is... Take a moment to check some of these awesome bloggers out!

www.faerietalebooks.org
http://mythicalbooks.blogspot.ro/
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www.readyourwrites.blogspot.com
http://sharemydestiny.blogspot.com
http://momwithakindle.blogspot.com
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http://red-reader.blogspot.com
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fic-talk.com
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www.faerietalebooks.org
http://www.kvlovesbooks.blogspot.co.uk
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bookishlover.blogspot.com
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http://jesstimetoread.blogspot.com
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http://www.reviews.snarkybooks.com
http://turnersantics.blogspot.com
http://pnrurbanfantasyreviews.blogspot.com/
http://reviewinginchaos.blogspot.com

Have you checked 'em out? Aren't they cool? Well, even though you've probably now seen the cover, I'd still like to share it here. This is the moment we've all been waiting for!  hehe

Introducing...
The One...
The Only...
JENNY'S BLUE VELVET


Jenny's stuck.

She's tried just about every occupation she can think of and will be digging out of student debt for a very long time, but has nothing to show for it. Her everyday routine feels like a prison. And her marriage? Well, let's just say it's been a little one-sided lately and the money she threw down on the toys from Lover's Erotic Store was well worth it and then some.

Jenny decides her next big step is to become a romance writer. Romance books are flying off the virtual shelves, after all. This will be her big break, her escape from the prison, and a way to freedom. Self-publishing is all the rage these days. She'll be a best seller in no time.

When Jenny makes friends with a woman named Cassandra from the gym, she instantly decides that her new friend will make a perfect main character in her upcoming book. After the first chapter, real life begins to resemble the fiction she's writing. Her friendship blossoms, sex with her husband turns into a daily feast, and her job gets more interesting with each chapter written.

Out of the blue, a person who is a close friend with her husband and who is dating Cassandra disappears. As the mystery behind the missing person unfolds, Jenny wonders if she might be responsible for his possible death. And if she is, what will be the consequence? What has this writing business gotten her into?

JENNY'S BLUE VELVET is a dark thriller for adults only


 I'd love to know what you think! Please feel free to comment below. Have an AWESOME weekend!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Cover Reveal Sign up!

The cover reveal for JENNY'S BLUE VELVET is fast approaching. I can't believe it's almost here!

If you would like to participate next Friday, June 14th, please sign up at the below link. Xpresso Book Tours is in charge of the reveal.

Sign up here: JENNY'S BLUE VELVET COVER REVEAL SIGN UP

The talented Steven Novak is responsible for bringing the cover to life. Eeep! I can't wait to show you. :)

Here's a bit more about JENNY'S BLUE VELVET.

Jenny's stuck.

She's tried just about every occupation she can think of and will be digging out of student debt for a very long time, but has nothing to show for it. Her everyday routine feels like a prison. And her marriage? Well, let's just say it's been a little one-sided lately and the money she threw down on the toys from Lover's Erotic Store was well worth it and then some.

Jenny decides her next big step is to become a romance writer. Romance books are flying off the virtual shelves, after all. This will be her big break, her escape from the prison, and a way to freedom. Self-publishing is all the rage these days. She'll be a best seller in no time.

When Jenny makes friends with a woman named Cassandra from the gym, she instantly decides that her new friend will make a perfect main character in her upcoming book. After the first chapter, real life begins to resemble the fiction she's writing. Her friendship blossoms, sex with her husband turns into a daily feast, and her job gets more interesting with each chapter written.

Out of the blue, a person who is a close friend with her husband and who is dating Cassandra disappears. As the mystery behind the missing person unfolds, Jenny wonders if she might be responsible for his possible death. And if she is, what will be the consequence? What has this writing business gotten her into?

JENNY'S BLUE VELVET is a dark, humorous, romantic thriller for adults only.