Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Show Us Your Books: August


Life According to Steph

As I promised last time I did this link-up, this month's selections would all have one common thread -- they're all written by people I know. It's fun to be connected to so many writers through various aspects of my life. Check them out!


Anissa was among my dozens of pen pals back when I was a teenager. We met because of a mutual love of "The New Mickey Mouse Club" (or "MMC" as we called it). We lost touch after a while but were recently reconnected. When I found out she had written a book, I immediately bought it and dug in.

It's a sweet modern romance with likeable characters. She's already working on the next installment, and I plan to pick that one up as well.

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Rena and I met through another mutual friend several years ago. She's one of the nicest people I know, and when we found out we were both writers, our bond grew even more. We've had many writing sessions together. She is a great sounding board and cheerleader for other writers. I'm so proud to be her friend.

I have been waiting for this book for a long time, and I wasn't disappointed. I usually breeze right through books, but I really had to slow down for this one. There was so much to process and think about. I still don't know how I feel about the main characters, but I know I loved the book. Rena did an amazing job telling this story.

+++++



Scott and I worked together at my first newspaper job in Texas. He was the photographer and I was the reporter, so we spent a lot of time together covering stories. He also had a fun taste in music, so we ended up going to concerts together too. We've stayed in touch throughout the years, and I bought his book immediately after it was released.

Fascinating characters, dark humor, and sad moments are peppered into this story. It started a little slow, but I hung in there and was rewarded with a journey across the country and through lots of emotions. The ending was a bit of a surprise.

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OK, so I only got through three of the four I set out to read. I'll get to the final selection in my "books by friends" category soon.

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By the way, tomorrow marks 100 days that Dropped Third Strike, my latest book baby, has been in the world.


In celebration, it'll be available on Kindle for just $1.00 for the rest of September. I'm also giving away two paperback copies. Enter below if you're interested.

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7 comments:

  1. how cool that you know all these people :) they sound like enjoyable reads!

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  2. I love the idea of reading through authors that you know.

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  3. What a great idea! The Girl Before looks really good and I love the cover too.

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  4. Like the others have said, this is a great idea!

    And congrats on 100 days!!

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  5. So fun you know all those people! I'm pretty sure I have The Girl Before on my NetGalley list, so I need to get to it soon! :)

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  6. So cool that you know so many writers that are putting out books. :) XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  7. The Girl Before sounds really interesting. I added that on my tbr.

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