Book Blog Tag Monday!

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Mondays are TAG days! I’ve been tagged by a lady who I greatly admire, not only because she writes the stories that I love to read, but because she’s a wonderful and caring friend. I had difficulty picking which of her books I wanted to share today because I love everything that she writes, then it occurred that you all probably know how to surf Amazon to find her others. So, here is the latest release from author Christine Campbell. Thank you for including me Christine!

When Tom asks Jayne to marry him, he unwittingly opens her personal Pandora’s Box, and now she can’t seem to close the lid on all that rushes out at her, whirling her into a cycle of self-sabotage.
Unable to commit to a relationship, she pushes Tom away…along with everything else that’s important in her life.
There are things she had chosen to forget. There are others she can’t remember even when she tries. What she does remember is fear.
Feeling emotionally trapped by her past, her biggest challenge is to break through its bars and fly free.
Then she finds someone to help her make sense of what’s happening, but, instead of slamming the lid shut on all that has been let loose, he helps her open it wider and makes her face her fears in order to overcome them.
Remembering the past helps her make sense of the present and allows her to begin the process of healing and she finds that, as in the fable, there is one last thing left in the Box. That thing is hope.
But, when she is ready to commit to a relationship, will Tom still be waiting?

This novel traces a woman’s struggle to become the woman she wants to be in order to marry the man she loves.
A contemporary novel about someone who could be your neighbour, your friend, or even you.

The rules of this tag are to answer the following four writing questions, and then tag three other authors. Next week, February 24, these three authors will answer the same questions and tag three others, and so the chain continues to grow larger. This will enable readers to get to know more authors and their books. It will also allow everyone to get to know these authors a little better.
Because I’ve already participated in one of these tags, and because I’ll be participating in a couple more, I’ll try not to repeat myself. Try.


1. What are you currently working on?

I’m working on a few projects right now, and seeing as how I know I’ll be answering this question again, I’ll use one at a time. My goal for this year is to publish four books, two of them fairly soon. Lesser Being is the first in a collection of novels featuring Judith, a ghost writer specialising in memoirs. Each book tells the life of the person whose memoir she’s currently writing. The first one is Emmaline.

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2. How does your work differ from others in the same genre?

I’m sure that there are lots of books about ghost writers. I think that the way each author tells their story makes most decent books unique.

3. Why do you write what you do?

I have an abusive muse. She pelts things down on my head until I write what she shows me.

4. How does your writing process work?

This particular story started out as a memory of someone, then turned into a daydream about what route her life had taken, then it became a high definition movie in my head with surround sound in 3D. All I had to do was write it down, and try not to use too many exclamation marks again.


Lucy Pireel is one of the first authors I met online, and we’ve become firm friends over the time that has passed since then. She’s funny and brilliant, one of the most hard-working people I know, and she has a heart of pure gold. I want to share the cleverest twists on fairy tales that I’ve ever read. Add talent, wit, and a little touch of wicked and you have….

Once upon a time …

Little Red Riding Hood took matters into her own hands

And the miller’s daughter struck a flawed deal with Rumpelstiltskin

In these–and two more–twisted fairy tales there are no happy endings, and what you’ll find from these heroines is not what you would expect to find at all.

I’m a poet collector. I’m a sucker for anyone who can turn words into magic, and twist your heart with a sentence. So far I have about seven favourites, and right up at the top is Pamela Beckford. She’s also become a favourite blogger, and another one of those lovely people whose words I never want to miss. Dreams of Love is a must have for anyone who loves beauty and of course, love.

Poetry can soothe the soul. While many are short, these poems are filled with emotion. Perfect love and love lost are all represented in this collection of poems.

John W Howell is one of the authors I stalk in the blogosphere, and another favourite person. I love his regular short fiction, and now his brand new novel is launched and perched right on top of my reading pile. Enjoy!

John J. Cannon successful San Francisco lawyer takes a leave of absence from the firm and buys a boat he names My GRL. He is unaware that his newly-purchased boat had already been targeted by a terrorist group. John’s first inkling of a problem is when he wakes up in the hospital where he learns he was found unconscious next to the dead body of the attractive young woman who sold him the boat in the first place. John now stands between the terrorists and the success of their mission.

I’m not planning on asking permission to tag any author. I’m just going to tag those I find awesome, but any indication from you that you actually won’t throw stones at me if I send the chain your way would be cool too.

16 thoughts on “Book Blog Tag Monday!

    Kev said:
    February 17, 2014 at 11:29 am

    I love the answer to your third question! 🙂


      jorobinson176 responded:
      February 17, 2014 at 11:33 am

      LOL! I’m one of those oddballs that has a total picture of mine. Stroppy little thing – wears leathers and boots. 😀


    Kev said:
    February 17, 2014 at 11:34 am

    What, no whips? 😀


      jorobinson176 responded:
      February 17, 2014 at 11:47 am

      She’s got a massive selection in a tiny umbrella stand. 😀 She drinks too – little terror. 😀


        Kev said:
        February 17, 2014 at 12:45 pm

        ha ha ha! I knew it! 😉


    John W. Howell said:
    February 17, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Book tag is a good idea. I’ll try my best to find three who will participate. Thanks for including me.


      jorobinson176 responded:
      February 17, 2014 at 2:29 pm

      It’s a pleasure John! I haven’t asked for permission to tag anyone or their book – spoils the surprise I reckon. And if they don’t fancy it at least they know how much I admire them and their books.


    ajoobacats said:
    February 17, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Jo, as I’m shaping up April’s book line up I am grateful for your recommendations and reminder to add your book too.


    LucyPireel said:
    February 17, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Thanks for tagging me me luvly Jo Dearie, and the compliments!


      jorobinson176 responded:
      February 18, 2014 at 7:51 am

      It’s a pleasure lovely Lucy! And I had to hold back on all that’s wonderful about you my friend – just as well you have a teeny naughty side too. 😉


    cicampbell2013 said:
    February 18, 2014 at 3:50 am

    Thank you, Jo, for your kind words in your introduction. X


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