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Buy Links for my children’s book Tate’s Tale

Here are the three buy links so far for my children’s book Tate’s Tale!!

Synopsis: 

Ever had a goal in mind that you have set to accomplish? Well, here is the story of Tate, the fastest dog in the neighborhood. Join Tate, alongside her friends and family as she sets out to accomplish her goal in… Tate’s Tale!!!

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Amazon 

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Tate’s Tale: Written by Jaclyn Shuster; Illustrated by Samantha Lindsay 

Hello Readers!!!

I have some MAJORLY exciting news for you today!!

For between four and five years, I have been working on a children’s book loosely based on my reading therapy dog. Once I finished writing it, I got the name of an illustrator who is friends with someone I went to undergrad with. Her and I worked back and forth for over a year regarding what each page would look like and making sure each picture matched what I wrote. 

After struggling for a few months on getting the front and back cover PERFECT, I FINALLY finished my book! So today’s the day!

I present to you Tate’s Tale! 

Tate’s Tale is the story of Tate, the fastest dog in the neighborhood, and her wish to become a better reader. 

I say this book is loosely based on real life because I have a therapy reading dog named Tate. She is a Belgian/German Shepard rescue dog that we bring to schools and libraries for children to read to her. This is such a great opportunity for the children because it calms them down by reading in a judgement free zone with a dog. 

I am so excited to be sharing this with you. I hope that this will interest you in getting a copy. This book is perfect for children ages 5-10. I will post the link below for you!

Ever had a goal in mind that you have set to accomplish? Well, here is the story of Tate, the fastest dog in the neighborhood. Join Tate, alongside her friends and family as she sets out to accomplish her goal in… Tate’s Tale!!!

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I will let everyone know when the book becomes available through Amazon! 

And ps…. if you’re a blogger and happen to order a copy, I will love you forever if you review it 😀


Sale on the first four books in the Talented Series!!!! 

Yo readers!!! Check out this AMAZING sale from the incredible author(s) Sophie Davis!!!

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Casting for Radio Head by Rebecca Laclair 

Cast your votes in the comments!

 Casting RADIO HEAD:

Vote For Your Favorite Actor/Model

 

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Rebecca Laclair

 

Casting RADIO HEAD: Vote For Your Favorite Actor/Model

Have you ever read a book that made scenes pop into your head, like you were watching it as a movie? The fast-paced sex, drugs and rock’n’roll novel Radio Head from debut author Rebecca Laclair is one of those books. Cinematic and sexy, it’s about a 19-year-old girl with a magical ability to hear music in others, just by touching them.

If you’ve read Radio Head, you may have already imagined what the main character – Shelby Alicia Rey – looks like. The books tells us she lives in Southern California, has wild, long blonde hair, and light-colored, brooding eyes.

But there’s much more to Shelby than her appearance. For Shelby, music is everything. She spends her days and nights immersed in music, it is her shelter from a world gone wrong. She uses music to stimulate arousal centers of the brain that induce euphoria experiences – the same regions triggered by food, sex, and certain drugs. These regions of the brain also perceive and process musical experiences. It’s why music can feel so good, it’s addictive.

Shelby “listens” to others on the inside, by touching them. It helps her understand who they are. Is her special ability to hear music real, or a result of a lifetime of abuse and neglect? We’re all a little crazy, right? It’s up to the reader to decide. Shelby has been at-risk her entire life, and avoids the demons of her past. But she’s hopeful of the unknown future.

If RADIO HEAD were to become a movie, the actor who portrays Shelby would need to be fresh and modern. She’d need to show the audience her rock’n’roll vibe.

Check out RADIO HEAD here. http://amzn.to/22AhuG2
Who do YOU think would be the perfect Shelby Rey? Vote now! (create an online poll so readers can vote for Georgia, Alexandra, Riley, or Elle.)

  
1. Georgia May Jagger. The gorgeous green-eyed daughter of The Rolling Stones’ frontman Mick Jagger, and supermodel Jerry Hall, has a sweet but edgy rock vibe. Modeling for brands ranging from Rimmel to Versace, Georgia’s signature gap between her front teeth is iconic but low-key, just like Shelby. (photo: Thomas Sabo/Ellen von Unwerth)

  

 2. Alexandra Richards. This blue-eyed beauty is a model and a DJ in New York City, and the daughter of The Rolling Stones’ guitarist Keith Richards. At home behind a mixer, she’s a natural for RADIO HEAD’s studio scenes. Music is in Alexandra’s blood. (photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc.com)

  
3. Riley Keough. The granddaughter of Elvis Presley, Riley is pop music royalty. A model and actress, Riley has wowed audiences on the big screen in Mad Max: Fury Road, and the rock biopic The Runaways. (Photo: http://rileykeough.tumblr.com/)

 
  

4. Elle Fanning. The younger sister of Dakota, Elle has a remarkable presence and ethereal beauty, floating effortlessly between the carefree bohemian, and wisdom beyond her years. A remarkable singer, she has the chops to bring to life Shelby’s singing voice in RADIO HEAD. (Photo: Iheartingrid.com)

Vote now for your favorite!

Be sure to get your copy of Radio Head today! Also, check out Rebecca Laclair’s website!  

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Rebecca Laclair website 

 


The Syndicate 

 

In a future where time travel has been outlawed, a black market exists for anyone with the money, connections, and nerve to request items from days past. As a Runner for one of the underground syndicates that now controls the timewaves, Stassi 2446-89 has seen it all: the fall of Rome, the rise of Hitler, the end of democracy, the establishment of time tourism, and the devastating consequences of it. Her job is to seamlessly slip through the past, in search of items of value to the syndicate’s clientele.

Stassi’s next assignment takes her to Paris in the 1920’s, in search of a lost manuscript by one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers. She and her partner, Gaige, are swept up in the City of Light during the height of fashion and culture—as alluring a locale as they’ve ever visited. But a seedier side of life lurks beneath the glamorous façade, and the pair quickly learns this run is more dangerous than any of their previous missions.
Because history isn’t playing out as it should be—a first for the syndicate. When the stakes are raised and it becomes a matter of life or death, Stassi and Gaige must ultimately decide how far they’re willing to go to ensure the future as they know it. 
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Be sure to buy The Syndicate tomorrow, March 1 2016!!!!


Giveaway ends today!!! Winner announced tomorrow!!

  
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Top ten quotes and mini interview with Radio Head’s author Rebecca Laclair

Hello readers!!

Not too long ago, I was sent an ARC copy of Radio Head by Rebecca Laclair by the lovely Sara Lien of Lien Public Relations (seriously, she’s awesome). However, due to being on a reading hiatus, I was unable to read the book. But since I am a lover of quotes, I contacted Rebecca Laclair and asked her what her ten favorite quotes are from the book. I also asked her a few questions and conducted a mini interview. This post will go as follows: favorite quotes, mini interview then book blurb. 

Favorite Quotes:

   

    
    
    
    
 Question 1: what inspired you to write this story? 
In the earliest draft of Radio Head, Shelby (the protagonist) manifested her disorder by limiting her speech only to song lyrics. There are song lyrics for virtually everything a person might want to express! Considering that Shelby has worn her father’s headphones since he died, she has an intimate relationship with every song played on every available radio station. I spent a lot of time thinking about music, lyrics, different types of music genres, and how we relate to and respond to music. It was a fun project that helped me figure out what story I was really telling. Readers should note that song lyrics are copyrighted and therefore do not appear in the book. However, there are dozens of song titles used throughout. When you’re reading Radio Head, it’s fun to see how many you can find!

Question 2: does music influence you as a writer? 
Yes, in every way possible. I’ve opened myself to all types of music, and studied how musicians create and perform music, as well as how it is recorded. 

I enjoy seeing how music moves people, especially children. Adults and senior citizens are most affected by the music they enjoyed between ages 8-18, which affirms how important it is for kids and teens to immerse themselves in their favorite music. It literally sets the tone (pun intended!) for their lifetime of memories and musical taste.

Question 3: what was your favorite part about writing this book?
That’s a tough question because so many blessings came out of it. It’s been fascinating to learn about story structure and to explore feelings, and “speak” in another person’s voice. I had fun seeing the world from rock star Zac’s point of view! I’m especially thankful for the relationships I’ve built in writing classes, workshops, and critique circles. Writing requires daily solitude and self-discipline, yet we writers need teachers and peers if we hope to improve our craft. Best of all, I’ve enjoyed mentoring kids and teens who are interested in creative writing, and incorporating healing music therapy activities that involve writing activities. These opportunities give my work a deeper sense of meaning and joy.

Thank you a TON to Rebecca Laclair and Sara Lien for this opportunity!! 

Goodreads Synopsis: 

Shelby Rey can hear you like a song. With one touch, she’s intune with your every hope, every secret. When a celebritypsychiatrist takes an interest in her case, Shelby comes face-to-face with Zac Wyatt, the lead singer of the world-famous rockband, Grounder. For Zac, success isn’t enough though. He wantsa shot at his first solo album, fame above and beyond Grounder.But the genius behind every one of Grounder’s hits is StanfordLysandre, their heroin-addicted, self-taught lead guitarist. Zac isso jealous he could kill him. Determined to win, Zac realizes thatShelby can do what he can’t-hear the music inside him, uncover hisfeelings, and help him create his own singular style.As Shelby gets closer to the band, she discovers Stanford’s secretto writing his music. It’s a power very familiar to hers, but life-affirmingand not destructive. Can Shelby hide her connection toZac’s enemy?”

  
Where to buy:

Barnes and Noble 

Amazon 

Author website

Twitter 

About the author:

  
Rebecca Laclair describes the way music speaks to us, changes us, and validates us in a way that any music junkie immediately recognizes.
Rebecca used to think writing was an impossible dream. A Liberal Arts major and graphic design grad, Rebecca rode a motorcycle from an engineering job to owning a wine label design company before discovering that drama is lot more interesting when it’s on the page. Rebecca has always been fascinated by the concept of turning life’s obstacles into gifts, finding ways to upgrade the mundane to the magical. A magazine editor, and Huffington Post contributor, Rebecca has short stories published in Gravel, Skyline, Wordhaus, and Mixtape Methodology. Her short story was selected Best of Wordhaus for its category (2015.) She also blogs about writing. She also mentors teen and middle grade writers. Never further than a walk from the Pacific Ocean, Rebecca migrated the West Coast, living in Vancouver, Canada, then San Diego and Orange County, California, landing on a forested island in the Pacific Northwest where she is at work on her next novel, How I Learned to Play Guitar.


Bloggers and Vloggers needed!!! 

  

If you are interested in reviewing The Syndicate by Sophie Davis, please email me at quotablebooks1@gmail.com and an e-copy will be sent to your email. Be sure to email the link to your review when finished
Goodreads Synopsis:
In a future where time travel has been outlawed, a black market exists for anyone with the money, connections, and nerve to request items from days past…
As a Runner for one of the underground syndicates that now controls the timewaves, Stassi 2334 has seen it all: the fall of Rome, the rise of Hitler, the end of democracy, the establishment of time tourism, and the devastating consequences of it. Stassi’s job is to seamlessly slip through the past, in search of items of value to the syndicate’s clientele.
Stassi’s next assignment takes her to Paris in the 1920’s, in search of a lost manuscript by one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers. She and her partner, Gaige, are swept up in the City of Light during the height of fashion and culture—as alluring a locale as they’ve ever visited. But a seedier side of life lurks beneath the glamorous façade, and the pair quickly learns this run is more dangerous than any of their previous missions. Stassi and Gaige must decide how far they’re willing to go to ensure the future as they know it. 


New ARC!

Hello Readers! 

I wanted to share with you something I received in the mail today!

The lovely publicist, Sara Lien, of Lien Public Relations, sent me an advanced copy of Rebecca Laclair‘s book Radio Head. (Last summer, Sara had sent me a book called Afognak, by James Rains, which eas incredible…so I have no doubt that this book is really good as well). 

(Here is my copy of Radio Head, featuring my reading buddy)   
Goodreads Synopsis:

Shelby Rey can hear you like a song. With one touch, she’s intune with your every hope, every secret. When a celebrity psychiatrist takes an interest in her case, Shelby comes face-to-face with Zac Wyatt, the lead singer of the world-famous rockband, Grounder. For Zac, success isn’t enough though. He wants a shot at his first solo album, fame above and beyond Grounder. But the genius behind every one of Grounder’s hits is Stanford Lysandre, their heroin-addicted, self-taught lead guitarist. Zac is so jealous he could kill him. Determined to win, Zac realizes that Shelby can do what he can’t-hear the music inside him, uncover his feelings, and help him create his own singular style. As Shelby gets closer to the band, she discovers Stanford’s secret to writing his music. It’s a power very familiar to hers, but life-affirming and not destructive. Can Shelby hide her connection to Zac’s enemy?”

Release Date: February 12, 2016

Check out Rebecca Laclair’s author pages:

Website

Goodreads 

Twitter 

Facebook

Buy Links:

Barnes and Noble

Amazon

I can’t wait to read this book! 

Happy Reading! 


Fans of Horror!!

Make sure to check this out! Rebecca Laclair, wrote a horror short story and is up for an award!! 

I vote for Like Father, Like Son as the best story of 2015! #bestofwordhaus http://www.wordhaus.com/like-father-like-son/


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