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Charlotte’s Mini Autobiography

Author Charlotte E English

The questions writers and self-publishing authors are always being asked are: why do you do it? Why devote so many hours of your finite existence to spinning stories? How did you ever end up doing this crazy job? And why in the world would you self-publish?

Everyone’s got a different answer to those questions, but they’re usually variations on the same theme. Something along the lines of… “Well, I don’t precisely know, but here’s my theory”.

Ever tried to read your own brain? To figure out precisely what makes you who you are? It’s no easy task, and I know I can’t do it. Not really. It is hard to determine exactly why I do what I do, but I can make an attempt. So here’s my story: a mixture of facts and theories and guesses. It’s the best I can do.

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Charlotte E English as ‘Featured Author’ for an entire week!

Some of you may already know how much I love Charlotte’s Draykon Series. I have previously reviewed both books in the series so far, and and given each book a well-deserved 5 star rating. So, I had to have Charlotte as a featured author when her third and final book in the series is about to come out.

For those who still don’t know what I am talking about, check out my reviews of Charlotte’s first two books in the Draykon Series:

  • Draykon (Draykon #1): … I really liked the story-telling style of the author and the two different story-arcs run smoothly along till almost then end when they collide magnificently and culminate in a crescendo. Now, all I can do is wait for the next instalment in the story.
  • Lokant (Draykon #2): … it becomes absolutely clear that a war will be coming soon. The resurrection of Drakons and their proclamation of war is where this book ends. I am waiting to see what role each character will have to play in the coming war. In the end, all I have to ask you is, “Are you ready for the battle?”

And, I just got an ARC of the third and final book in the series and I can’t wait to share the review with everyone! But, it’ll have to wait till the third day in the week.

As usual, I do have something very special for you guys! Charlotte has agreed to giveaway 2 sets of her entire series to lucky winners! That is right. Two people could be the proud owners of the entire series! I don’t think I have ever hosted a better giveaway (and, I have hosted quite a few till date). Also, this does not mean that others get left out. Charlotte is also giving away 3 ebooks of every book in her series. So, there is something for everyone here! 

It is very easy to enter the giveaway. All you have to do is visit the page linked below and follow the simple instructions. Remember to let me know if you have read any of Charlotte’s books previously.

Giveaway of Charlotte’s Draykon Series

Here is the schedule for the entire week on my blog:

23rd April – Day One: A Biographical write-up by Charlotte
24th April – Day Two: Charlotte’s books – An Introduction to the Draykon series
25th April – Day Three: My review of ‘Orlind’, the third book in the series
26th April – Day Four: An interview with Charlotte E English
27th April – Day Five: Guest post
28th April – Day Six: Short story by Charlotte involving Tren

And now for the final big announcement! I have two other wonderful bloggers participating in this awesome and HUGE week. They are:

Beth at Ebook Apothecary
Kate at Urban Fantasy Reviews

So go ahead and visit these great bloggers . They have a week scheduled which surely rivals mine! I will also be putting up links to these blogs in my posts to make it easier for you to follow along. As an added incentive, I’ll give  all commenters on all participating blogs extra entries in the giveaway! So, make sure you come back each day.

Mark this in your calendars, you do not want to miss it!

Nicole’s Books – An introduction to the Grimsley Hollow Series

This post is part of ‘Nicole Storey as featured author for an entire week’. During the week we will be having a number of posts by Nicole. You can find the details here. There will also be a giveaway happening for 3 copies of Nicole Storey’s novel ‘The Chosen One’, which is the first book in the Grimsley Hollow Series series. You can enter the giveaway  here.

An introduction to the Grimsley Hollow Series

I find it hard to describe my own writing.  If I had to choose a genre – a “box” that my book would fit into – I would say that it is a middle-grade fantasy book with a touch of paranormal and a lot of Halloween!  LOL!  However, as many writers will tell you, we all have trouble making our books fit into one or two specific genres.  Most books can be described in many ways – depending on how the reader interprets it.

Grimsley Hollow-The Chosen One is about an eleven-year-old autistic boy named Gage.  He has no friends and he loves Halloween.  I based the main character on my own son, Gage, who also has autism.  In the story, Gage meets a young witch named Eve, and his life is changed forever.  Eve lives in another realm called Grimsley Hollow, and her world is being threatened by an evil witch named Inari, who is trying to take over.  Gage is the only one who can help.  In his adventure, he makes some magical friends, which includes an ornery pixy named Puck, a half vampire-half fairy named Ladon, and a werewolf named Siren.  Gage also learns that he has magical powers and that “autism” is just a word and not a definition of who is really is.

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My journey as an Author by Nicole Storey

This post is part of ‘Nicole Storey as featured author for an entire week’. During the week we will be having a number of posts by Nicole. You can find the details here. There will also be a giveaway happening for 3 copies of Nicole Storey’s novel ‘The Chosen One’, which is the first book in the Grimsley Hollow Series series. You can enter the giveaway  here.

Do remember to come back everyday. There are going to be a lot of great posts by Nicole. You do not want to miss it!

My journey as an Author by Nicole Storey

Hello!  My name is Nicole Storey and I am the author of Grimsley Hollow-The Chosen One.  This is the first book in, what I hope will be, the Grimsley Hollow series.  I live in Georgia with my husband, two amazing children, my cat (who thinks she’s a tiger), and a bunch of goldfish.

Unlike some, I didn’t want to be a writer when I grew up.  I have always loved writing stories and reading books, but my dream was to become a marine biologist.  I wanted to live on the beach somewhere and swim with dolphins, whales, and sharks.  I wanted to preserve our beautiful oceans and sea-life.  When I was little, I believed there was an under-water city somewhere occupied by mermaids and one day, they would make me and honorary member of their family.  Yeah, I’ve always had a big imagination, so if anyone asks where my kids got their’s from, now you know.  That is probably the one aspect of my children’s personalities that can’t be blamed on my husband.  🙂

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Nicole Storey as ‘Featured Author’ for an entire week!

We have another great Featured Author on our hands! And this one is really special as this wonderful author is also a friend. This week will see an amazing lineup of posts. We’ll start off with an introduction to the author and her series, and move on to my review of the first book in the series, author and character interviews, a guest post. You will come to know  more about the world of Nicole’s world and all of it is going to be so much fun!

There is of course, a giveaway of 3 copies of her magnificent book, ‘Grimsley Hollow – The Chosen One’, which you can enter here. You are bound to like the book if you like a fantasy would with witches, vampires, werewolves and DRAGONS! Why is this book special? Because it focuses on a boy with autism who is the protagonist of the story and tells us about the importance of family and friends. Enough about the book, before I get carried away and give you too many spoilers or write my review here itself!

All you have to do is, go to the giveaway page here and follow the instructions. A valid name and email is all that is required to get you in! Beyond that, the number of entries you get increases as you complete the other options. Here is the link to the giveaway once again:

Giveaway of Nicole’s novel, ‘Grimsley Hollow – The Chosen One’

Here is the schedule for the entire week on my blog:

27th February – Day One: A Biographical write-up
28th February – Day Two: Nicole’s books – An Introduction to the series
29th January – Day Three: My review of ‘Grimsley Hollow – The Chosen One’, the first book in the series
1st March – Day Four: An interview with Nicole Storey
2nd March – Day Five: Guest post
3rd March – Day Six: A sneak-peak at the next book in the series.

So, see you on the first day!