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Are you FAMILIAR with Lost Boys 2.0?

It’s Book Quote Wednesday () and today’s word is FAMILIAR. Here’s mine from LOST BOYS 2.0, B.O.O.#2.lbfamiliar

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A FINALIST and AN HONORABLE MENTION!

Re-Inventing Love was judged a FINALIST* in the prestigious Rainbow Awards: (*Books receiving an average rate of 30 or more out of 40.)

“Re-Inventing Love was an entertaining and engaging read. The characters were very endearing and I loved Max’s distinctive voice. Storm created a very credible world and I was transported there every time I picked the book up. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.” 

It also won an HONORABLE MENTION.

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Dear Pirates. There’s an easier way.

I signed up for a free trial with a new service called Blasty that finds and takes down illegal copies of your books. So far, for my 12 books, there’s over 100 places to get illegal downloads. Or there were. (Thanks, Blasty!)

But why not just get them free? I give books in exchange for reviews (just don’t use the work “exchange”) or here on Instafreebie. Jay-sus, Pirates. Why dig for treasure when it’s right here?  https://www.instafreebie.com/free/PrzpI  It’s called Instafreebie for a reason. o.0

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Oops. I forgot…

I re-did my Throwback Thursday ad for Lost Boys 2.0, book #2 in the Tales of Blost-boys-ad1.O.O. series.

GLOWING PRAISE FROM USA TODAY: “I loved the way Ms. Grant developed the nuances of this story. Lost Boys 2.0 is a character-driven book wrapped in an intricate plot that runs smoothly.”

I also set up those new universal links, which are awesome. They feature “geo-location” so no matter where you live, you click on the little Amazon logo and it takes you to your Amazon. Go ahead and try it.

 

Who’s watching…?

Welcome to the first few days of the Fall 2016 TV season. If you’re like me, this is the best thing about Fall. Now if only they could make it pumpkin spice flavoured.

I’ve already deleted “Kevin Can Wait” and “The Good Place” from rotation. Never even made it through the first episode of the latter. I’m delighted to have “Lucifer” back. “Big Bang Theory” didn’t start off with a big bang, but that’s okay. We’ll stick by our goofy gang of geeks for another season.

I did watch “This is Us.” I’m not sure why I bothered to record it because the promo ads didn’t make it look particularly interesting, and that’s too bad, because it was. By the end of the first ep, I found myself heavily engaged with all the characters, pleased with their actions, and whoo-boy, I did not see that twist coming. They played me like an aging arcade game.

So what’s it like, you ask. (Sure you did.) That’s a toughy. It’s dark and yet funny, in an almost Buffy-esque kind of balance, and yet it’s kind of an inspirational at the same time. Sort of “Love Boat” meets “Touched by an Angel” meets “insert serious drama here.” All those those. None of those.

I have no idea where the show is going or even what they’re going to do for the next episode since the set-up was pretty damn grand. For once, I feel that the writers actually have a plan. Let’s hope they get the chance to show it to us.

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Added bonus: Will Wheaton!

I started listing to the audiobook of Ernest Cline’s ARMADA. Having loved READY PLAYER ONE, I was delighted to find it available from my library (via Overdrive). I’m already on phase 8 (of 26), because I multi-task: walk the dog, play Pokemon Go and listen to an audiobook. Go, me!

The absolute icing on the cake was to discover it was narrated by Wil Wheaton, who is a terrific voice actor.

I’ve had such great luck with audiobooks lately:

Christopher Moore’s SECONDHAND SOULS, the sequel to one of my all-time fave books, DIRTY JOB.

Then Simone St. James’s latest “between the wars” ghost story, LOST AMONG THE LIVING. If you haven’t tried one of Simone’s books, you definitely should. It’s like “Murdoch Mysteries” with ghosts.

Then I listened to an older book by Carl Hiaasen, BASKET CASE. And now, ARMADA.

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Dapper Gay Inventors–Edwardian Steampunk–4 Stars

Books2Blog reviewer says:

“If you’re looking for a story of historic inventions and evil stealing wannabe inventors then this is the book for you.” 4 stars Full review here: http://bit.ly/Books2Blog-ReinventingLove

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History, science and sex… with a bit of the metaphysical tossed in for fun.

Brittany’s Book Review Blog says:

“Storm Grant delivered a unique and interesting book. With a touch of the spiritual, a hearty dose of humor, the excitement of discovery and lots of heart, Re-Inventing Love was a whirlwind that kept me interested until the very last page. Full review here: http://bit.ly/BrittanysBookBlog-ReinventingLove

50% off this week only!
$3.99 at Amazon.com and MLR Press.
$3.84 at AllRomanceEbooks,
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Thank you, Brittany’s Book Blog for everything you do to bring readers and writers together.

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History, science and sex… with a bit of the metaphysical tossed in for fun.

Making it Happen reviewer says:

“Historical M/M romance fans, in particular those who like the early-20th century time frame as their setting, will enjoy this story quite a bit. …be sure to check out RE-INVENTING LOVE by Storm Grant!  Full review here:” http://bit.ly/MakingItHappenOnRe-InventingLove

50% off this week only!
$3.99 at Amazon.com and MLR Press.
$3.84 at AllRomanceEbooks,
$5.19 (Canadian) at Amazon.ca

Thank you, Making It Happen Reviews for everything you do to bring readers and writers together.

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Another stellar review of RE-INVENTING LOVE

Well-respected m/m reviewer Pixie mmgoodbookreviews says:

This is a brilliant steampunk story that is fascinating from the first page… I recommend this to those who adore steampunk, gentle love stories, brilliant characters, interesting storylines and happy endings. ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ Hearts. (Read the rest below.)

You know you want this one! History, science and sex… with a bit of the metaphysical tossed in for fun.
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PIXIE’S REVIEW: This is a brilliant steampunk story that is fascinating from the first page. It begins with Max’s backstory, showing us what happens to him before he flees Germany it then switches to 2 years later to Jasper being approached an then on to the convention where Max and Jasper finally meet. And then we enjoy a rousing story as we are pulled into a world where the occult meets science.

Not only do we delve into the fascinating world of inventions but we also have a dash of the occult from Jasper’s sister Octavia, it’s wonderful the way that Jasper and Max’s invention was interwoven with Octavia’s occult invention and the stunning effects that resulted.

Max and Jasper’s relationship was wonderfully written for the time of 1910; it has the old world feel to it and is an absolute delight. They connect on both an intellectual and physical level and are a perfect foil for each other, I must admit to hoping that there will be further stories with Max and Jasper because the world they come from is just fascinating.

I recommend this to those who adore steampunk, gentle love stories, brilliant characters, interesting storylines and happy endings.

Thank you, Pixie, for this wonderful review, and for everything you do to bring readers and writers together.

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