Saturday, January 26, 2013

I would like to thank Pure Jonel for nominating Debra A Miller for the Liebster Blog Award

What is the Liebster Blog Award?

The Liebster Blog Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. “Liebster” is German for “favorite” so, this award is the “favorite blog award”.

Rules of the Liebster Blog Award:

- Tell 11 things about yourself.
- Answer 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
- Post 11 questions for those who will be nominated by you.
- Nominate 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers.
- Get in contact with those 11 bloggers in order to inform them that you nominated them.

11 Random Things About Me

1.~ I secretly loved the "Twilight Saga."
2. ~ Rainy days are my excuse to "do nothing."
3. ~ I hate wearing socks...bare feet is so freeing.
4. ~ I can't live without my chap-stick, cherry flavor of course.
5. ~ I have OCD~ My kitchen has to be spotless or I go berserk and Windex is my best friend.
6. ~ I have a pierced belly button that I hide from everyone.
7. ~ I know all the words to "Bust a Move," by Young MC
8. ~ I hate high heels! I think they were made to make women suffer.
9. ~ My first concert was AC/DC...Rock on!
10. ~ I snort when I laugh hard
11.~ I love "American Horror Story," although admittedly it is very disturbing.

Q & A Time

1 ~ What is your favorite genre of book? 
I don't have a favorite genre per se, although I feel a natural draw to fantasy. I love a story that makes me want desperately to turn another page and one that keeps me on my toes.

2 ~ Do you have any pets?  If so, what kind?
Yes. I am the proud owner of a 3 year old Golden-doodle named Maggie May Miller. Best dog I have ever owned!

3 ~ What is your favorite thing to do?
That's simple, I absolutely love to cook. I love finding great new recipes on Pintrest!

4 ~ Have you ever been on a vacation?  What is the furthest place you have visited?
I have taken a few vacations but the furthest place that I have traveled to is probably Jamaica. "Yeah Man!"

5 ~ Who is your biggest supporter?
Hands down my Mom but I do have many runners up for title of biggest supporters. There is my wonderful husband, my two sisters and my children. All of my family gives me their unwavering support which helps in the competitive world of "Indie Authors."

6 ~ What is your biggest pet peeve?
Well if you check my answer to #5 in "Random Things About Me," you will see I admitted to having OCD. My pet peeve would be dirty dishes in a sink....Can't tolerate it!

7 ~ Do you prefer books or movies?
Books!!!! I'm sorry, was there actually another choice for this question? Always books, although I do enjoy movies.
8 ~ What is on the top of your bucket list?
Buying a book I authored off  a shelf at Barnes & Noble. Oh and I would love to learn a new language. I'm thinking "French?" Ooh La La... does it sound sexy to anyone one else other than me?

9 ~ If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have one thing, what would it be?
A book, "Twilight" preferably so I could entertain myself in the daylight reading it and also entertain myself at night with thoughts of Edward in my dreams! Okay, that sounded really lame so maybe I should take a funny book instead to keep myself laughing about the situation. Because if I were stranded on a deserted island I would probably be crying my eyes out. Laughter through tears my favorite emotion, so yes funny book definitely!

10 ~ Who is your biggest fictional crush?
Flynn Rider from the Disney Movie, "Tangled." Best movie ever!!!

11 ~ Do you believe that you can judge a book by its cover?
Absolutely not! "Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins, case in point....!

My Nominee's Are:
1.  S.K. Anthony
2. Rebekah Peroutka
3. Jade Varden
4. Elisabeth Grace Foiley
5. Jo Barker
6. A Reading Daydreamer
7. Leeann Passion for Pages
8. Elisa~ Lost Inside the Covers
9. On the Shelf
10. Yvon7lee
11. Ada~Revamped

Their Questions:

1 ~ What is your favorite genre of book?
2 ~ Do you have any pets?  If so, what kind?
3 ~ Do you have a day job? If so what is it?
4 ~ What would be your dream vacation spot?
5 ~ Who is your biggest supporter?
6 ~ What is your biggest pet peeve?
7 ~ What books have most influenced your life?
8 ~ Do you have a bucket list and if so name your top 3 things on it?
9 ~ If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have one thing, what would it be?
10 ~ Who is your favorite Disney hero/heroine?
11 ~ Do you believe that you can judge a book by its cover?

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

So this post is for all of you romantic fantasy fans out there, let's call ourselves "Romantasy Fans!" Today on Amazon, the first book in my "Fallen Guardian Saga" is on promotion. "Descended (Fallen Guardian Saga #1) will be available for a free download until midnight tonight. Download it now and read when you have the time. I would love to hear any and all thoughts about my first work. Just click on the link below "Descended" to the right and it will take you to your free download.  :)


Saturday, January 12, 2013

So the launch of my second book in the "Fallen Guardian Saga" is going well. I just finished my outline for the third and final book of the saga and I have a little down time before I put it to paper. I really need to catch up on some reading, I miss it a ton. My focus is going to be on reading and reviewing first time author material. If you are an "indie author" like myself and would like for me to read your books please send me the link to where I can purchase them. Also, tell me a little about yourself and if your book peeks my interest  I'd be happy to read and review it. We can all use a little help from our friends :)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Hi Everyone!

So I just read something from a new author who expressed some concerns about publishing her first book. It seems that she, like so many of us, is worried about what others might say about her work after reading it. Negative reviews are never fun but unfortunately they do come with the territory. I've learned to look beneath the often harsh words and try to find out what the reader really didn't like about my book. Then, I decide if I need to do something about it or just let it go. Sometimes those negative reviews are actually helpful, if you can read between the lines and sometimes...well... people are really just that mean! Take it from me, you will learn to develop a thicker skin as you go along. For now, try to enjoy the great accomplishment of putting your story to print. Just my thoughts...

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

I just completed my second book "Ascended (Fallen Guardian Saga #2)" and it is available now on Amazon! I would love to have all of my fantasy fans check it out. If you're not a reader but know people who enjoy the written word please pass it along. Great book for Paranormal Romance fans and is a perfect book for teens and adults alike! Thanks for your support :)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

We have liftoff...

I am so excited to have my blog up and running! I owe it all to one extremely talented person, Kathryn Koller. Not only did she edit, format and advise me on my novels, she also created this beautiful and unique website that reflects my style and my work perfectly. Thank you Kathryn! You helped a newly self-published "indie author" launch her career!