BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY | THE REBELLION BY LIVY JARMUSCH

I’m so excited to share with y’all that Livy Jarmusch has released The Rebellion, book two of the Tales of Tarsurella books!

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SYNOPSIS

Something is brewing. Like the far off rumble of a train in the distance, a rebellion is stirring. A cry for change arises in the midst of a traditional monarchy, where King Addison has inherited the throne. Who are the underground troublemakers? What is stirring their defiant banner and demand for change? Find out in The Rebellion! (The Tales of Tarsurella #2) Vanessa Bennett lands her dream job working at the Palace in Tarsurella. She struggles to balance everything on her plate: life in a new country, stressful deadlines, crabby co-workers, college classes at the local University, and blossoming feelings of romantic adoration toward her boss–King Addison. Keeping up with her To-Do list, while trying to earn respect in Addison’s male-dominated administration, presents its challenges. Nevertheless, she can’t help but fight a reoccurring thought and the excitement rising with it: is Addison interested in her? Addison is adjusting to his new role as King. Rumors of a rebellious uprising among the youth in Tarsurella intensifies, as acts of violence and protest break out across the city. Addison is determined to uncover the hidden instigator who fearlessly blogs democracy-driven ideals with a secretive pen name. Will Addison discover and expose the fiery rebellion leader? Or will his efforts fail to stop the rebellious thoughts spreading like wildfire, causing a heartbreaking rift in his divided nation?

AMAZON (BUY IT HERE!)

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AUTHOR BIO

Livy Jarmusch is a twenty-something author, singer, and songwriter. She enjoys crafting YA fiction that is pure, lovely, inspirational, and of course, entertaining! When she’s not writing, you can usually find her playing guitar, blogging, drinking peppermint tea, connecting with new friends, planning her next trip to Disney, or pinning images of Europe and Golden Retriever Puppies.

GIVEAWAY!

Enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of The Coronation by Livy Jarmusch! Click the link below!

RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY

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That’s a wrap, folks! How SWEET does this book sound? =D I am so excited about these books. God bless!

-Angela

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GOODBYE APRIL | 2018

April showers bring… oh. OK. This spot of Tennessee completely skipped spring it appears and it’s hot like summer now. Well, then. Hm.

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LOVELY LIFE

  • Spent over a week up near Knoxville/Maryville for Mom’s Lyme disease treatments. See the whole post here!
  • I drove at least once. And… might need glasses. Ha. Because my eyes started giving me a headache after I drove and later this month, I had trouble reading a sign in the Goodwill… we’ll see if I need glasses or not but, hey, I drove without killing anyone.
  • Caught a fish.
  • Worked with Taloowa. She is the smartest, sweetest thing, y’all! And she likes picking up the lead rope in her teeth like a dog. (I need to get a video!)
  • Worked Paparazzi! It’s too funny doing live shows with Tory. 🙂
  • Planted flowers. And I also bought two cacti and an aloe plant! I plan on getting more lil’ plant dudes… so cute!
  • Bought more chickens! We have over a dozen egg layers we just bought! So cute.

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 WORLD OF WRITING

April was a very busy month and in all, I did succeed in writing endaevors, though perhaps not as heavily as I might’ve figured. I did manage to be flexible with my writing but I focused on life for the majority of this month.

  • I participated and won (after many challenges) Camp NaNo! Read the post here on what happened and what all I did…
  • I wrote a short story. And submitted it. So… who knows what’ll happen with it. It isn’t one I plan on thickening so if it doesn’t win the contest, I doubt any of y’all see it. Unless I use it as a little freebie in a newsletter or something. Who knows.
  • Got quite a few ideas for new stories/novels/novellas. Which is good… I haven’t sat and focused on them, simply jotting down what comes to mind and moving on.

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  • Also, got an author Facebook page this month. Pretty cool.

 

BOOKISH

The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter | 3/5

Yep. Once again, I read one book.

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MY NOOK

CAMP NANO | WEEK ONE | APRIL ’18

SUNSHINE CLINIC LYME ADVENTURE | APRIL ’18

BOOK SPOTLIGHT | AT HER FINGERTIPS BY KELLYN ROTH

GOODBYE CAMP NANO | APRIL ’18

 

MAY GOALS

  • Drive 2x. Because I haven’t driven like at ALLLL and gotta. Geez.
  • Work on Seek. Probably won’t finish it this month.
  • Finish short stories and send them in. This is already a ‘done’ thing because this post is a week late soo…
  • Work Paparazzi.
  • Work with Taloowa and Mini.
  • Read Bible 2x daily.
  • Post a vlog 2x.
  • Graduate 10th grade.
  • Begin researching about what it takes to indie publish.
  • Catch up on reviews. 
  • SPREAD LYME DISEASE AWARENESS! May is Lyme disease awareness month. Have questions or wanna help spread awareness? Contact me!

 

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That’s a wrap, folks! God bless!

– Angela

HOW WAS YOUR APRIL? DID YOU WIN CAMP NANO?

GOODBYE CAMP NANO | APRIL ’18

 Camp NaNo (April, 2018) is FINISHED. 

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That… happened. Wowza. Finally, it’s over.

This Camp was a bit more difficult for me than the past three Camps (yes, this was my fourth time!). My original goal was 50 hours, then I knocked it to 30 hours, then 30,000 words, and then, finally, 25,000 words. I won Camp at 25,000 words, over 23,000 of that being in Seek’s third draft.

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I’m not bummed at having such a bumpy track of goals this Camp. In fact, I’m grateful. A large portion of the month was spent in traveling with my mom, siblings, and nieces for mom’s Lyme disease treatments, and the time it took to prepare for that trip and settle back down at home, and working on school and Paparazzi. The month was a steady one of hard work and planning as a family, with lots of prayer.

I learned more this month as I began Seek’s third draft. I saw how much Seek has remained the same story… but I’ve changed so, so much in these past few years. When I wrote up Seek back in July 2016, it was inspired by a crazy dream and some plotting like I’d never done before (I’d never plotted a book). And the story then was an out pour of my grieving heart as I searched for Jesus.

And I’m still seeking Jesus. I’ll never stop. The difference is I’m older now and that search is different. My fears are different.

That was a block I hit when editing/rewriting this draft. I’ve grown as a writer, and so when I started crunching down on scenes and adding things to clean/thicken the plot, I worried. Silly worries like ‘what if this is too short now?’ or ‘what if I make it worse by *doing a thing*?’ I began to let my fears of wanting to succeed bog me down… And that’s not what I should be seeking. I should never seek praise, glory, or success.

I must seek God. At all times. Always.

When I had trouble writing Seek – even though, yes, I had things plotted and had no reason to be hitting a wall with thing – I knew it was God trying to get my attention.

Sure, I had a ‘plan’, but I didn’t have God as my focus. So I now am aborting the fear and silly train and going for SEEKING JESUS and doing as He wills. If it doesn’t feel right, I gotta listen to Him!

I talked with Tory and my family some, trying to think outside the box on how to stay true to Seek’s story but also polish it up to be publish worthy. The new rough idea is to absolutely stay true to the original message/themes, clean up the writing, but not necessarily doing the whole draft from scratch. Sound like a vague plan? Well, it might be. But I’m going back to leaving things as such. It gives God more control.

Seek is on its way to being finished. I am still praying to be blessed enough to have it ready to publish by October. There’s still a lot of planning for that and things to do (eek!) but first, the novel must be done, ha! So I’m trusting God and taking things step by step.

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Also, this Camp, I completed a small short story and entered it into a contest. It was my first actual short story in quite some time so I was happy about taking that first step back into small pieces, even if it doesn’t get accepted. I’ll be entering another short story contest this coming week, also… so… *runs off to write*

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And I gave brief outlines/plots to a few novella/novel ideas this month. Just so I didn’t forget them all. And check out my Pinterest because a few of those story ideas got boards…

I got a Facebook author page! Ahh! Go like my page so we can hang out and have fun together!

 

That’s a wrap, folks! God bless,

– Angela

HOW DID CAMP NANO GO FOR YOU? DO YOU HAVE SOMEONE TO RAMBLE TO ABOUT YOUR STORIES/GOD?

 

BOOK SPOTLIGHT | AT HER FINGERTIPS BY KELLYN ROTH

Kellyn Roth is doing a blog tour for the release of her newest book, At Her Fingertips, book three of the The Chronicles of Alive and Ivy! I am very excited to share the fun with y’all by doing a book spotlight. This book deserves a lot of love so let’s get started!

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At Her Fingertips (Book #3 of The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy)

Alice Knight is looking forward to her debut as it means she will be able to carry out her plan. She will have her first Season in London, she will meet her husband, and she will marry him. However, Alice struggles to make her feelings reconcile with her goals.

Alice is sure that, if she can only cling to her plans, she will manage without help from anyone — including God. A childhood friend returning unexpectedly, a charming gentleman who is not all he should be, and an American author with strange ideas about life all make her question the plan.

With the life she longs for at her fingertips, can Alice grasp it?

Find Out More! 

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Author Bio

Kellyn Roth was born and lives on a cattle ranch in North-Eastern Oregon. Always fascinated with telling stories, she created crazy games to play with her little brothers as a child. Today, she writes Christian and Historical Fiction with a focus on truth and family. Find out more about her and her novels at kellynrothauthor.com

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GIVEAWAY

The giveaway is TOTALLY EPIC and here’s the link to go enter! Go go go!

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

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Overall, I am so spazzed for this release! I’ve beta read the book and y’all, it is SOO good. I can’t say much without spoilers so… go get it. Then we talk. ;D But yes. I loved the characters though honestly.. kinda liked the one I wasn’t… supposed to like? AH! Anyway: HUGE CONGRATS ON PUBLISHING, KELL! You rock, girl.

God bless,

-Angela

SUNSHINE CLINIC LYME ADVENTURE | APRIL ’18

My Mom has had chronic Lyme disease for about 3 years now. The Lyme also has damaged her nerves. My family made a week long arrangement for mom at the Sunshine Clinic in Knoxville… This time, instead of doing a few treatments and that’s it, she had a week to steadily get treated and not have to leave. It was a crazy event but God made a way!

The 14th of April, my  parents, Kody, and I drove up to Knoxville and we got situated in an AIRN&B house. The next morning, Tory, Roger, and the kiddos arrived, too – Tory stayed behind at home Saturday night to do a live Paparazzi fundraiser for mom! (The fundraiser went AMAZING. SO many incredible people shopped to support my mom… We are so grateful to everyone for their prayers and love.) My dad and Tory’s husband Roger drove back home the next morning, which marked the first day of Mom’s week-long treatments at the Sunshine Clinic.

Each day, mom had at least one appointment. Kody and I would go also and babysit, usually in the playrooms that the clinics had. Overall, they behaved alright, though Gabby started teething (who knew a 3 month old baby could grow teeth?! I didn’t…), Reyna had whiny bouts, and Laney… well, we don’t talk about Laney, haha! She’s an accident waiting to happen… she fell down plenty of times but the memorable moment was when she locked herself in the upstairs playroom. Tory was telling her to unlock the door, Laney proceeds to say “I will!” and “Aw-right.”, and when Kody got the room unlocked, lo and behold: Laney is in the middle of the room playing with the toy vacuum. She wasn’t trying to unlock the door a all (shocker). Sooo besides her being crazy, the kiddos behaved. 😛

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Gotta make Tory laugh at the clinic… ;P (ft. Laney dropping a baby doll on its head…)

Mom’s Lyme symptoms are improving since the treatments. She detoxed a lot during the week visit and, the past week we’ve been home, continued to do so. She also still has viruses and such. Her immune and gut health are still weak from years of fighting but God is in total control. We also found out that mom’s shoulder injury is, indeed, an injury – she pulled a tendon in her left shoulder (which happened during the crisis when we lost our dear Ulu…). It’s been very painful for her and still is, but we now have an idea of the physical therapy that must be done and she’s taking small steps at home to heal. These visits to Sunshine Clinic have given answers and hope… and that’s amazing.

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I tried to do a writing log for the week but didn’t succeed – it was too busy and by the time I settled down for the night, I was tired (so I watched Frasier. We all watched Frasier for the week to get our laughs in…). I did a few fun updates on my Instagram though, so that’s better than nothing! So, yes, the week of the treatments, I was WAY too busy and/or brain dead to write Seek. The week before that and after, we were preparing to leave, doing lots of school, and getting in the swing of things… so while I didn’t manage to write more in Seek, I’m not too bummed. God had other plans! ♥ My total word count for week two-three for Camp is now 22,223 words… so I wrote over 5,000 words… not much but better than nothing, considering all else I did. 😉

One thing I learned during this adventure… So often, I mistake God’s love for many wise rules I must obey and if I mess up, I gotta go back and fix it… gotta always be strong, never doubt, never fear… while God tells us not to fear, and to stand bold as lions… He also tells us to rest in Him. I forget this, y’all. I try to find strength in facing everything head on with God… I don’t want to be held by Him. I heard the song Just Be Held by Casting Crowns again and realized the truth – I didn’t want to be held because I just wanted to keep fighting, nonstop, to make things better. Because one day, things have to be better, right? I’ve found strength in just fighting without doubt, never letting myself think twice because I didn’t want to sin like that… but you can find strength in God’s comfort, too. There is strength and bravery in being still, trusting God that He’s fighting for us, too.

Being home now, things are still steadily busy. Mom has a long road of recovery and healing ahead but we have faith and trust in YAHWEH! He is the Greatest Healer and He loves us. Let us rejoice and be glad!

I’ll part now, go write in Seek some, and leave y’all with a vid of Kody and I being excited over our DOUGHNUT stop on the drive home… when Fall Out Boy came on the radio! =D God bless!

– Angela

Doughnuts and #falloutboy on the radio! Whoo!

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