Friday, November 25, 2022

My Epic Romantic Fantasy is on Sale!


I hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving had a great one! It was a regular day in South Africa. I was teaching English and Amanda was writing an Economics Management Science exam. It's the end of her Grade 8 year and exam time. I decided to keep things simple by choosing American-themed food instead of traditional Thanksgiving fare. My husband pitched in and his help allowed for the day to go smoothly. We began with blueberry pancakes. For lunch, we had BLT sandwiches, and for dinner KFC. Overall, it was a good day.
๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„
Everyone should read at least one feel-good book during the Christmas holidays, and since I decided to put my ebook on sale for a few days, I've made it super easy for you. The Novice by C.A. Morley (that's me!) is on sale until 29 Nov. '22 for only $0.99! If you enjoy Epic Romantic Fantasy, then don't miss this sale. My novel has lots of adventure, several near escapes, sweet romance, and witty banter. Be sure to spread the word or give it as a gift! The paperback version is already available on Amazon. I'm still working on publishing it wide like my ebook.

What people are saying:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Morley’s debut novel is sweet, heartfelt, and full of twists and turns. There’s a lot of intrigue, with well-grounded worldbuilding and an ending that hints at far more to come!” ~ 5 stars from C.S. Johnson
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Take all these characters, the plot and ensuing events and it’s the perfect recipe for a compelling, engaging tale full of adventure, fraught with betrayal, self discovery, alliances and ultimately love.” ~ 5 stars from Beba
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“A clean m/f read in a story full of court intrigue and dynamics of destiny, foretellings, betrayals and healing.” ~ 5 stars from Nic
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I loved the political dynamics just as much as the interaction and romance between characters. Well written and constructed, this has the makings of a wonderful series.” ~ 5 stars from Deborah
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I loved the story in this and how the relationship between the characters developed. So great! Honestly I loved the character growth and how the story ended. I could see myself reading more from this author in the future.” ~ 5 stars from Sarah

by C.A. Morley


***************************

Related Posts:



***************************

*** If you want to comment, then please make sure this page's permalink loads as http and not https! My blog is hosted by Blogger, which uses cookies to improve your browsing experience, and it's best viewed in Google Chrome. ***

*********************

Read More

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

A Superhero for Christmas


Marvel hero action collides with Hallmark Holiday goodness in this new superhero romantic comedy by Award-Winning author H.L Burke. Launches November 5th, 2022!

A Superhero for Christmas

When superhero, Glint's, aka Henry Nichols's, powers go on the fritz after a supervillain attack, he finds himself rethinking his priorities. Years of devotion to public service have left him with little for himself, and with forty swiftly approaching, he finds himself longing for his youth on his grandfather's farm. An incognito vacation is just what he needs.

Former reporter Lara Landis lost her career and her only long-term relationship all in one humiliating blow. Broke and rudderless, she retreats to her parents' small town grocery store to try and make one last career rally, but how is she going to get a big scoop living in the middle of nowhere? When a poorly disguised superhero lands in her neighborhood, insisting that he's just a normal guy, she can't help but smell a story.

As their chance encounters turn into a begrudging friendship, Lara is surprised to find a caring, sincere human beneath Henry's press-conference-ready exterior. When the truth comes out, though, her big story could turn into his worst nightmare.

What readers are saying about A Superhero For Christmas:

Hallmark and Marvel got together to have a baby, Superhero for Christmas. An adorable heart-warming cozy read for the reader looking for some superhero charm with their rom-com. ~ Ticia

Christmas, romance, and superheroes...this story lifted my heart up, up, and away! ~ Ernie
Laurence, Jr, author of the Islands of Loar series.

A cozy Christmas rom-com with superheroes… it doesn’t get better than this! ~ Brianna

This story has all of the feels with, thankfully, not a thing that was sappy. This is how I have always wished Hallmark holiday stories were written. ~ Veronica Lynn AKA Mrs. Spellsmith



Want to See More H.L. Burke Books?

Redeemed: Supervillain Rehabilitation Project
Reformed: Supervillain Rehabilitation Project
Daughter of Sun, Bride of Ice
2 Short Stories by H.L. Burke
Heart of the Curiosity
Green Princess Trilogy - Book 1
Green Princess Trilogy - Book 2
Green Princess Trilogy - Book 3
To Court a Queen
Spice Bringer
Thaddeus Whiskers and the Dragon
A Tale in Two Parts
Dragon's Curse - Book 1
Dragon's Debt - Book 2
Dragon's Rival - Book 3
Dragon's Bride - Book 4
Beggar Magic

About the Author:
H.L. Burke


H. L. Burke has written more books than she can count—because she's written a lot of books, not just because she can't count very high. Easily distracted by shinies, she has published in many sub-genres including fantasy romance, Steampunk, and superhero, and always creates story worlds with snark, feels, and wonder.

Married to her high school crush, she spends her time writing, spoiling her cat, and supervising her two supervillains in training (aka her precocious daughters).

An Oregon native, she wilts without trees and doesn't mind the rain. She is a fan of delicious flavor, a follower of the Light, and a believer in happily ever after.



Read More

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Publishing a Book and Teaching English


What have I been up to this past week? I published my debut novel in eBook format and I'm working on getting the paperback version ready. Right now the eBook is on sale for only $0.99! This upcoming Friday it will go to full price when I release the paperback. Both the eBook and paperback will be available for libraries by Friday as well. Be sure to request The Novice (Wayfinders Book 1)!

Check out what others are saying on this Instagram post!


***************************

Teaching English

Not only have I been busy with self-publishing but I've also begun teaching again. I was asked to fill in for this term as they didn't have enough teachers. I'm teaching at the English Language School at Youth With A Mission. The students are missionaries who want to learn English so they can work in other countries. I have a Pre-Intermediate class of four adults.

***************************

My New Blog

Big things are happening, and my new website keeps getting better! Be sure to check out my latest blog post on my new website, "My New Release!" Why the new website? I'm going to be reading and reviewing less now that I'm an epic fantasy author.

***************************

Related Posts:




***************************

*** If you want to comment, then please make sure this page's permalink loads as http and not https! My blog is hosted by Blogger, which uses cookies to improve your browsing experience, and it's best viewed in Google Chrome. ***

*********************

Read More

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The Giant Ferris Wheel and My New Blog with a Linky


I've been posting photos on the blog of things we did at the Prater in Vienna during the summer. One of the most popular things to do at the Prater is to visit the Giant Ferris Wheel. I've got a few photos here and I shared the others on my new blog. Things are changing on Amanda's Books and More. Be sure to read my big news below under the heading, "My New Blog."






***************************

My New Blog:

Big things are happening with my new website and my debut novel. The website is finished and this upcoming Friday I'll share a post with links for my debut novel, The Novice (Wayfinders Book 1) when the eBook goes live. In another week or so I'll have the paperback ready. Be sure to check out my latest blog post on my new website with another snippet from The Novice, "The Kingdom of Livania." Why the new website? I'm going to be reading and reviewing less now that I'm an epic fantasy author. This will not be my last blog post on Amanda's Books and More but it will be my last time hosting a blog hop.

***************************

Related Posts:




***************************

Come link up your Wordless Wednesday
(with or without words) or any picture post
at this Picture Perfect Party Linky.
Join me on this fun and easy blog hop!

I would love for you to follow me on
and
Follow on Bloglovin

Here are the easy rules:
  • Follow me on one or more links above or via email.
  • Link up any family-friendly post with a picture and follow as many new blogs as you like.
  • If possible, copy the button code below and add it to your linked post or blog's sidebar.
  • And, I'd love it if you could share about this hop on social media.
The Button Code:

Amanda’s Books and More

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter
*********************

*** If you want to comment, then please make sure this page's permalink loads as http and not https! My blog is hosted by Blogger, which uses cookies to improve your browsing experience, and it's best viewed in Google Chrome. ***

*********************

Read More

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

St. Stephen's Cathedral, My New Blog, and a Linky


I hope you're enjoying your visit to Vienna through my camera lens! I still have a few more fun photos of our visit to the Prater, but today I'm focusing on St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom). The above pic was taken in the vivid setting on my Canon PowerShot. The photo below is how it actually looks. But many of us like a bit of fantasy and probably prefer the colorful image. Speaking of fantasy, it's because of the new blog that I'm featuring the cathedral. My latest post, "Making a Grand Entrance," on Wayfinders has pics of the inside of it. I also included a snippet of my debut novel when the king arrives at the Temple of Riaas.




St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom) at Night






***************************

My New Blog:

Last week I mentioned my new website and how I plan to do most of my blogging from there. Even though the website isn't quite finished, it is available for you to see along with my latest blog post, "Making a Grand Entrance." Why the new website? I'm going to be reading and reviewing less now that I'm an epic fantasy author. I can't wait to have you visit, and please let me know what you think!

***************************

Related Posts:





***************************

Come link up your Wordless Wednesday
(with or without words) or any picture post
at this Picture Perfect Party Linky.
Join me on this fun and easy blog hop!

I would love for you to follow me on
and
Follow on Bloglovin

Here are the easy rules:
  • Follow me on one or more links above or via email.
  • Link up any family-friendly post with a picture and follow as many new blogs as you like.
  • If possible, copy the button code below and add it to your linked post or blog's sidebar.
  • And, I'd love it if you could share about this hop on social media.
The Button Code:

Amanda’s Books and More

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter
*********************

*** If you want to comment, then please make sure this page's permalink loads as http and not https! My blog is hosted by Blogger, which uses cookies to improve your browsing experience, and it's best viewed in Google Chrome. ***

*********************

Read More

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

The Liliput Train and My New Blog with a Linky


We visited my mom and stepdad in Vienna, during Amanda's school holiday. On one of our days, we went to the Prater and took a gentle train ride on the Liliput-Bahn through a portion of the large public park. There are lots of nice things to do at the Prater, like the Schweizerhaus Beer Garden and the Amusement Park. It was a lovely day and we were full of smiles.


















***************************

My New Blog:

Last week I mentioned my new website and how I plan to do most of my blogging from there. Even though the website isn't quite finished, it is available for you to see along with my very first blog post, "Real Life Is Like Epic Fantasy." Why the new website? I'm going to be reading and reviewing less now that I'm an epic fantasy author. I can't wait to have you visit, and please let me know what you think!

***************************

Related Posts:




***************************

Come link up your Wordless Wednesday
(with or without words) or any picture post
at this Picture Perfect Party Linky.
Join me on this fun and easy blog hop!

I would love for you to follow me on
and
Follow on Bloglovin

Here are the easy rules:
  • Follow me on one or more links above or via email.
  • Link up any family-friendly post with a picture and follow as many new blogs as you like.
  • If possible, copy the button code below and add it to your linked post or blog's sidebar.
  • And, I'd love it if you could share about this hop on social media.
The Button Code:

Amanda’s Books and More

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter
*********************

*** If you want to comment, then please make sure this page's permalink loads as http and not https! My blog is hosted by Blogger, which uses cookies to improve your browsing experience, and it's best viewed in Google Chrome. ***

*********************

Read More

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Ten Years of Blogging and What's Ahead with Linky

 


Today's photos are from our holiday in Vienna, and our visit to the Prater. It's a large public park and a portion of it has rides. Amanda went on a ride with her dad and another one on her own. She was wearing a summer dress with shorts underneath. We also spotted a group of nuns going on one of the rides! Afterward, we ate at the Schweizerhaus, a well-known restaurant and beer garden at the Prater.




















***************************

Ten Years of Blogging and What's Ahead:

I began this blog when Amanda was four years old. One of my first posts was titled, Blessed to Have You in Our Life. I often shared about books we were reading. My blogging style changed over time, and Amanda grew up. She no longer does book reviews with me, but she still loves books. I wrote about Our Love of Books in 2017. The other day we were at the mall and she wanted to buy books. It was so sweet to see her purchase Nancy Drew stories. I remember reading Nancy Drew when I was a girl.

Right now I'm working on a website with my husband's help. The website is for my new journey as an author. I will do my blogging from there. Hopefully, next week it will be up and I can share it with you! 

***************************

Related Posts:




***************************

Come link up your Wordless Wednesday
(with or without words) or any picture post
at this Picture Perfect Party Linky.
Join me on this fun and easy blog hop!

I would love for you to follow me on
and
Follow on Bloglovin

Here are the easy rules:
  • Follow me on one or more links above or via email.
  • Link up any family-friendly post with a picture and follow as many new blogs as you like.
  • If possible, copy the button code below and add it to your linked post or blog's sidebar.
  • And, I'd love it if you could share about this hop on social media.
The Button Code:

Amanda’s Books and More

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter
*********************

*** If you want to comment, then please make sure this page's permalink loads as http and not https! My blog is hosted by Blogger, which uses cookies to improve your browsing experience, and it's best viewed in Google Chrome. ***

*********************

Read More

© 2011 Amanda's Books and More, AllRightsReserved.

Designed by ScreenWritersArena