Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Springfields: The Power of Hope By: Nina Rae



Springfields: The Power of Hope

By: Nina Rae

     This cover! I love looking at it, it just takes my breath away, it is so intoxicating! Make sure you admire it, I certainly think it is worth looking at!

     And the book? Not what I expected either. So, let us begin, shall we?

     Let me introduce you to Hope. She has set out on a journey to learn about her family’s secret, both of their past, present, and even in the upcoming future. She is intrigued and wants to learn; therefore, she feels what better way to learn, then to put yourself out there, on the adventure of a lifetime, and see what all happened, and learn first-hand.

     However, one thing that Hope hadn’t anticipated, was that the Devlin name would once again appear in the realms of history, and strike a chord with Amelia; thus, causing chaos and sending Hope back into the very distant past.

     The thing is, this ends up being much like a quest, and Hope is being asked to do things. She must decide what road it is she wants to take as her destiny, in order to stop the past from traveling back to the future and causing chaos there.

     Hope is uncertain as to whom she can turn and trust for advice, therefore, she learns to trust in herself, and all the things she was taught and learned, her higher powers, and the ability to right the wrongs.

     Will Hope make the right path choices, the simpler ones, or will she fix the chaos and make the right life choices for all, and return to a happy life in the end?

     This is where you come in, and you pick the book up, and decide that it is worth reading, because I led you to believe it. And I think it is just that: worth your time. Because the journey found with Hope, will give you just that: Hope for a brighter future and a great read worthy of five wonderful stars! So, what are you waiting for?    
     Grab your copy today, this book is written like none other you’ve experienced, and well worth your time! I really enjoyed the writing style and everything, including the majestic cover! I am certain you will as well!

     Now here are my questions for Nina:





1.What made you write this book and how long did it take you?

I sat down to write a short story for a competition in the Kindred Spirit, which needed to be 2,000 words long. When I’d finished it was 10,000. I now had the bug to write. I started the editing and before I knew it the book was 111,000, now it was finished. Sent it for proof reading and editing and it was agreed to divide the book into 2 which I did.


2.      Who designed this beautiful cover?

I designed the cover


3.      Do you have any photos or descriptions of the characters that you can share with us?

No not really. I’ve got an imagine in my mind. In fact I’ve been thinking lately that I should put the descriptions on paper.


4.      What are you working on now?

I’m working on the forth book in the series


5.      What motivates you to write?

I get images in my mind and start to write. Sometimes I just see like a scene in a movie.


6.      If you were to get writers block, or have ever had it, what do you do for it?

I forget about writing and focus on something else





7.      What suggestions can you offer for the aspiring writers out there?

Don’t over think it. If you have a story to write, don’t worry about how it sounds at first, just get it down on paper. The editing and proofing comes later.

8.      How long have you been writing?

Since I was at school I’ve loved to write. Didn’t start in earnest until The Secrets of Springfields.


9.      What are your hobbies?

Writing, reading, computer and helping others with the life’s path

10.    Do you put yourself into your characters?

A lot of what happens to my characters has happened to me (maybe a little dramatised). One of the characters in the book is based on a past life experience.

11.    Where is your favorite place to write?

At home

12.    Please share with us your social media and book links:



13.    Anything to add:

          It would be great to get an honest opinion about my writing and any suggestions would be gratefully received.

Springfields: The Power of HopeSpringfields: The Power of Hope by Nina Rae
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This cover! I love looking at it, it just takes my breath away, it is so intoxicating! Make sure you admire it, I certainly think it is worth looking at!

And the book? Not what I expected either. So, let us begin, shall we?

Let me introduce you to Hope. She has set out on a journey to learn about her family’s secret, both of their past, present, and even in the upcoming future. She is intrigued and wants to learn; therefore, she feels what better way to learn, then to put yourself out there, on the adventure of a lifetime, and see what all happened, and learn first-hand.

However, one thing that Hope hadn’t anticipated, was that the Devlin name would once again appear in the realms of history, and strike a chord with Amelia; thus, causing chaos and sending Hope back into the very distant past.

The thing is, this ends up being much like a quest, and Hope is being asked to do things. She must decide what road it is she wants to take as her destiny, in order to stop the past from traveling back to the future and causing chaos there.

Hope is uncertain as to whom she can turn and trust for advice, therefore, she learns to trust in herself, and all the things she was taught and learned, her higher powers, and the ability to right the wrongs.

Will Hope make the right path choices, the simpler ones, or will she fix the chaos and make the right life choices for all, and return to a happy life in the end?

This is where you come in, and you pick the book up, and decide that it is worth reading, because I led you to believe it. And I think it is just that: worth your time. Because the journey found with Hope, will give you just that: Hope for a brighter future and a great read worthy of five wonderful stars! So, what are you waiting for?

Grab your copy today, this book is written like none other you’ve experienced, and well worth your time! I really enjoyed the writing style and everything, including the majestic cover! I am certain you will as well!

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

One Last Snowy Christmas By: A. F. Crowell



One Last Snowy Christmas

By: A. F. Crowell

An O'Loughlin Brothers Novella

Just in time for Christmas, a story that will surely awaken every muscle in your heart. A story about a family going through a milestone, right before Christmas, and something that will touch you, in more ways than one.

I have always been a proud supporter of Ms. Crowell, she writes the most amazing books, and when she put out a story just in time for Christmas, I couldn’t wait to read it. But this was something that I never seen coming. However, once I started reading, there was no putting it down, this story was written beautifully. With love and the most amazing touch ever, very impressive.

So, you wanna know more? Let me tell you than!


The characters in this amazing book are: Maria and Scott O’Loughlin. Together this couple has three boys: Cooper, Storm and Ashton. 

Cooper was in the Special Forces, and he has come home from deployment. He has been looking forward to coming home for Christmas all year.

Storm had left his home with only one purpose, to return home for the Holidays.
Ashton would be graduating from High School this Summer. 

These boys had plans, and these are their plans: Ashton will finally meet up with the girl he had ever fantasized about, Ashton hopes to finally hook up with the beautiful neighbor girl, and Cooper – well he has some kind of feeling that something has changed while he was deployed.

A lot is about to happen, as the beautiful snow falls from the cold winter sky. The crispy cold air of winter brings the family closer together, and Christmas is celebrated, as Maria and Scott try to hold onto hope, or should they let everything go as it was before? Together, this family celebrates family and Christmas with the hopes of solutions that will arise and fix everything. 

As you read this book, you will find yourself reminiscing your own family values and memories. Christmas and family are the two things that belong together.
Today, as I write this: December twenty third, two thousand seventeen, I hope that this review brings you insight, that the Holidays are meant to bring everyone together, and celebrated. Just as I am certain that the Author, Ms. Crowell meant to give you, with this book.


This book is a definite five-star story, and I think it was and is a great touch for Christmas. However, this book is meant for adults over eighteen only. Not intended for Children. So go get your copy now, you will be very impressed with this story, I promise you that.

Here are my question for Ms. Crowell:
1. What made you write this book and how long did it take you?
My good friend and mentor Chelsea Camaron told me I needed to write a Christmas book. Who am I to argue with CC? The novella took about three weeks to write.  
2. Who designed the cover?
I designed the cover. It's something I love to do. I have an obsession with red, black and white photographs, so naturally when I saw the photo of the barn, I had to have it. I knew it would be perfect for the cover.

3. Do you have any photos or descriptions of the characters that you can share with us?
O'Loughlin Brothers -  When I think of Storm, Cooper and Logan, I think of the Hemsworth brothers, only with darker hair and hazel eyes.

Maria  & Scott -  Faith Hill & Tim McGraw 

Kinsley - 
       Maggie –   
    Chelsea -

4. What are you working on now?
I’m currently working on Adoring Ashton, the second book in the O’Loughlin Brothers series
5. What motivates you to write?
The stories, the characters. I love telling their story.
6. What is your favorite Christmas Movie?
Hmm, that’s a tough one. I really like Elf and Four Christmases, but I also like Christmas with the Cranks and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
7. What is your favorite thing about Christmas?
Spending time with my family and watching my kids’ faces Christmas morning.
8. What is your most memorable Holiday memory?
My sister and I were standing in the kitchen at my mom and step-dad’s house, getting ready to have our picture taken with my step-dad, Poppi. Someone said something funny as Poppi took a sip of the mimosa he was holding. He ended up spraying it all over my younger sister, who has a serious hatred of bodily fluids. She freaked out and screamed “he got snot on me” repeatedly. It was hilarious.
9. What suggestions can you offer for the aspiring writers out there?
Baby steps. You don’t have to do it all the first time. Save your money and buy a premade cover or find an amazing cover designer to use stock instead of spending $700-900 on a cover. Spend that money on a really good content editor. And remember, hard work works.
10.  How long have you been writing?
Three years now. Some days it feels like I just started yesterday, others…
11. What are your hobbies?
I love making graphics and teasers for my author friends. For fun, I love to lounge around the house and read or watch movies with the family.
12. Do you put yourself into your characters?
Always. I can’t feel them if I don’t.
13. Where is your favorite place to write?
I love to write in my bed at night. I do my best stuff at night.
14. Please share with us your social media and book links:
15. Anything to add:
Just a quick thank you to all of the readers, bloggers and fellow authors who have helped me over the last few years. I appreciate each and every one of you. THANK YOU!



One Last Snowy ChristmasOne Last Snowy Christmas by A.F. Crowell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Just in time for Christmas, a story that will surely awaken every muscle in your heart. A story about a family going through a milestone, right before Christmas, and something that will touch you, in more ways than one.

I have always been a proud supporter of Ms. Crowell, she writes the most amazing books, and when she put out a story just in time for Christmas, I couldn’t wait to read it. But this was something that I never seen coming. However, once I started reading, there was no putting it down, this story was written beautifully. With love and the most amazing touch ever, very impressive.

So, you wanna know more? Let me tell you than!

The characters in this amazing book are: Maria and Scott O’Loughlin. Together this couple has three boys: Cooper, Storm and Ashton.

Cooper was in the Special Forces, and he has come home from deployment. He has been looking forward to coming home for Christmas all year.

Storm had left his home with only one purpose, to return home for the Holidays.

Ashton would be graduating from High School this Summer.

These boys had plans, and these are their plans: Ashton will finally meet up with the girl he had ever fantasized about, Ashton hopes to finally hook up with the beautiful neighbor girl, and Cooper – well he has some kind of feeling that something has changed while he was deployed.

A lot is about to happen, as the beautiful snow falls from the cold winter sky. The crispy cold air of winter brings the family closer together, and Christmas is celebrated, as Maria and Scott try to hold onto hope, or should they let everything go as it was before? Together, this family celebrates family and Christmas with the hopes of solutions that will arise and fix everything.

As you read this book, you will find yourself reminiscing your own family values and memories. Christmas and family are the two things that belong together.

Today, as I write this: December twenty third, two thousand seventeen, I hope that this review brings you insight, that the Holidays are meant to bring everyone together, and celebrated. Just as I am certain that the Author, Ms. Crowell meant to give you, with this book.

This book is a definite five-star story, and I think it was and is a great touch for Christmas. However, this book is meant for adults over eighteen only. Not intended for Children. So go get your copy now, you will be very impressed with this story, I promise you that.

View all my reviews