Sunday, January 20, 2013

First Book of 2013 and My First Training Bra

What was the first book of 2013 that I read?    My own...The Silken Edge

I had to. I needed to. I found an error and needed to be sure there weren't others. I quickly corrected the minor errors and re-listed the revised edition. So, if you were one of the ones to buy it in December then head to Amazon and ask Customer Service for the updated version (it's free).

Thinking back, way back, my favorite author as a child/teen was Judy Blume! She made me feel like a normal girl buying my first bra and starting my period. That shit's scary for a kid. To this day I am thankful for Judy and her book - "Are You There God It's Me Margaret". Because I was a shy kid and wouldn't have asked the first thing about it to any one.

We did have a informational day in 4th grade for the girls (and they could bring their mothers if they wanted to). I can't remember if mine came with me or not, but she knew about it. They sent a flyer home and explained what they were doing, and also gave parents an out if they didn't want their kid to sit through the talk.

Then I remember later on in a different grade, 5th I think, I had a male teacher, and again they separated boys from girls for a talk. I don't know what the boy talk was, but we discussed personal hygiene and how to keep clean, why, and how to use deodorant. I also remember the poor female teacher who had to show us how to use a tampon and pads. She took the tampon and put it in a clear glass of water so we could see it expand. I was amazed. I went home and tried it out with my moms because it looked so cool! But most of the girls were freaking out. It was funny, but I would never have spoken about it with anyone.

I learned a lot of stuff from friends who couldn't talk to their parents, they felt at ease around my mother so they would ask her the tough questions. I almost died one day when my best friend asked her if you could get pregnant from a blow job. My mom kept her cool about it, and I gotta give her props for that. She had to know that blow job had happened for my friend to be concerned enough to ask and she held it together.

I think there were two most embarrassing days around my mom. First was the day she took me to buy a training bra at Sears. Yep, Sears - a store full of man things, like tools and things. The second was when I actually got my period for the first time and had to tell her. Both times I think I blushed so hard my face felt like it was melting off!

But enough about that, I don't know if in this day and age a book like Judy Blume's would help anyone as it did me. Nowadays kids learn stuff so easily in school from peers. Both of my kids knew just about everything when I sat down to have the talk with them. Now that they are teens I think they know more than me, and could school me on a few things. It's a scary, scary world out there.

Here is the link for "Are You There God", if you're interested:
Are You There God It's Me Margaret

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Dark Expectations

Title: Dark Expectations (Book 2 in the Soul Sisters Trilogy)

Author: Janiera Eldridge
Release Day: October 31, 2012

Synopsis:  With Ani taking her place as queen, there are some enemies lurking she could never imagine! There's a secret compound in California that wants to know the secrets to making a vampire or werewolf. When they kidnap Ani during a trip back to California they might actually get what they want. Her sister Dana, her lover Diego and other vampires do everything they can to get her back. If they don't succeed, they face being controlled completely by the human race forever! Dark Expectations is the exciting sequel to Soul Sisters that's full of adventure, danger and what it means to be queen!

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Coming soon to other online book retailers in late January!

Title: Soul Sisters (Book 1 in the Soul Sisters Trilogy)

Release Day: October 18th 2012

Synopsis: Soul Sisters is an urban fantasy novel about African-American twin sisters Ani and Dana who have a rather unique secret: one sister is human while the other is a vampire. While the sisters have lived peacefully with each other for many years one fateful night will change both their lives forever. When a drunken man tries to attack Dana (the human sister) Ani (the vampire sister) protects her sister with all of her ferocious power. However, when the vampire’s leader Donovan finds out about the public display he calls for the sisters to be assassinated for disobedience. Ani and Dana now are in for the fight of their lives to protect each other as well as the lives of their dedicated friends who have joined them on their mission for survival. If Dana and Ani can make it through this time of uncertainty, Ani can take her new place as vampire queen. Soul Sisters is expected to be a trilogy; The book also features a multicultural cast of characters that brings a new edge of chic to the vampire world!

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Coming soon to other online book retailers in late January!

Author Bio:  Janiera enjoys feeding her book addiction when she not writing. She is also a book blogger at Beauty and Books where she mixes being a book nerd with keeping things chic. When not reading or writing she is freelance writing in the entertainment industry.When trying to relax she likes a huge yard sale on a Saturday morning, rainy days to read by and nacho cheese is her kryptonite. Soul Sisters is her debut novel.
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Title: Good Ghost Gone Bad
Author: Janiera Eldridge (Check out her other books on Amazon)
Synopsis: Brianna Moreno was an average 22- year- old women who loved shopping, hanging out with her friends and making more career plans....until the night she was brutally and unexpectedly murdered.

Now she finds herself trapped in the ghost world while residing on earth. The problem is, her killer can see all of his ghostly victims and enjoys taunting them as much as he does killing them.Brianna soon finds out that her killer has horrible new plans concerning her family.

Brianna meets up with a few of her killer’s past victims to hatch a plan so terrifying, the entire town will never be the same again.

Brianna is a good ghost gone bad; the good girl side is gone forever!

*This book is not a YA read. 18+ only for sex, strong language and strong violence.

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Cover Artist: Janiera Eldridge

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

My Facebook Fan Page

Due to a very good friend I have a couple thousand new followers on my fan page. So to celebrate and welcome all the newcomers, I have a giveaway going on for my new followers over at my fan page, If you haven't read The Silken Edge yet come over and enter.