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Getting Closer!

The anticipation is killing me! The Signing  is a week from today. I have done all I
can to get ready for the event. Posters, business cards, post cards, flyers, advertisement. And I have my own personal appearance ready as well, hair, nails, dress.  LOL. I don’t think I have put this much energy into an event since my wedding.

But it is worth it. I have told my children countless times. “Believe in your own greatness.” That investing in yourself and your future is not a fault. So I am following my own advice and investing in my own future success.

In the meantime, I am  also working (writing) on Book 3: Color Less. I have a very loyal Beta Reader (Hanna Gentry) that keeps me going by hounding me for new pages. Goddess love her,  she reads them faster than I can write them.

Well, that’s it for now. Wish you all well. And Happy Reading. Love, Penny.

Little Things

I know that to the rest of the world, the day to day experiences of this writer’s life are unimportant and that’s okay. I accept that it is not ‘all about me’.   Nonetheless, I want to share some of the small joys I have experienced lately. Packages!

OMG! I have ordered some things recently for the upcoming book signing and I have begun to receive some of the packages!

First came my cookie jars. Yes, cookie jars. The old fashioned clear glass type that used to set on the counter in drug stores fill with gum balls and suckers. I got mine for lollipops in all different colors to give away. I also have about 500 rubber bracelets in all colors.

Then today I got my dress, my banner and it’s stand,  a table cloth and the first of two foam posters, and their stands! It was like my very own Christmas when I got home from work. It’s was such fun to open each box and see if what I ordered lived up to what I saw in my head. Everything looks great. My dress fits. I am a happy little shopper tonight!

A Review by the Avid Reader

A Review by the Avid Reader

Of course I love reviews! What author wouldn’t like it when someone reads their book and walks away with a good experience! Makes me feel like I did a good job.

Here is the review by the Avid Reader. This nice lady hosted me on her blog, did an interview and gave me a review. Stop by her site for the rest of the story and a play along with the blog tour for your chance at a $50, $30 or $20 amazon gift card. You can find the contest instructions on our Facebook Event page, The Color Blind Blog Tour Party!

My Review-

I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Harmony Phillips has grown up in a paranormal community with her adoptive parents, Charlie a Were-Lion and Sarah a Witch, a world filled with magikal abilities. Humans have no clue that they live among Were-Lions, Witches, Faes, Sirens along with other paranormals and that is just the way paranormals would like to keep it. If humans found out they exist it would probably scare them so bad that their survival instinct would kick in and they would start to hunt and kill anyone whom they thought had magikal abilities. Their fear of the unknown would take them down paths that they have never traveled before.

Harmony has never had any friends well except for this one guy Tesch, a siren, has been her best friend since elementary school. Harmony is colorblind with no magikal abilities and so therefor no one wants to be her friend just because she is different. Tesch has never treated her like she is a piece of trash like everyone else. He has always cared for and taken up for her practically their whole lives. He would do whatever needed to be done to keep her safe. No matter what that entailed.

Charlie and Sarah have never treated her any different either. They have always loved and cared for as if she was their biological daughter. They raised her with love and tried to teach her about the paranormal world and the world outside of theirs. Charlie and Sarah have tried to be as honest as they could about everything and everyone. They taught her to always see the good in everyone but with some people you may have to look a little deeper to find the goodness. And still there is a possibility that you can look as deep as you want and never find a smidgen of goodness. But even then if it is a possibility you still try to be there friend if they will let you. You just might be that one friend that could change their lives forever.

Harmony has not quiet reached that point in her life where she can trust anyone except her best friend Tesch and her parents. None of the kids at school want to be her friend but she tries to stay out of their way and get along with them. She doesn’t want any trouble. But when Harmony gets really angry at another student and lashes out at him she starts to see colors and unlocks her magikal power. When the other students find out that she has powers then Harmony’s life begins to change. Everyone see her in a different light now and some even want to be her friend but Harmony doesn’t know who to trust or who not to trust. She is very afraid of being stabbed in the back.

Now that Harmony can see some colors she starts to see the world in a whole different way. She is so happy and fascinated with the colors that she doesn’t see what is coming for her. Harmony is so naïve and so into seeing color now that she is not actually ready for it when she is blindsided by someone who she thought was her friend. Now I am not trying to say that Harmony is not a good and brave heroine she is. She is one of the bravest heroines I have seen in a long time. The way I am using the word naïve is a good thing in my opinion. Being naïve is this case just means that Harmony is not like the other kids in her life. She would not treat people differently just because they are different.  I see Harmony as someone who cares about all life and thinks that it is precious and that is not a bad thing that is a good thing. She would never treat anyone the way she has been treated by her peers. She would be their friend and even give them a second chance if that person would allow it.

If you love a good book that will pull at your heart strings and have all different kinds of emotions coming to the surface then you will love Color Blind. Warning: a few tidbits to get you through Color Blind. Things you made need before starting to read it. First you may want to grab a box of tissue just in case you may need them to wipe all your sad tears away or you may need them for the happy tears. Oh and you might just want to grab something to punch and have it ready in case you need that too when you get upset at some of the characters and what to hit someone or something. There are characters that you want hug and squeeze and then there are character you would love to punch in the face. So grab your copy of Color Blind, a box of tissue and something to hit and commence to reading!

Stacked, Packed and ready to ROLL!

Color Blind TourJust three days and counting. My blog tour will kick off March 7. First stop is the Shadow Portal with Kyra Dune!

Sounds like a thrill ride to me. Cue the adventure music!

I’ll be giving an interview there and the next question answer for the $50 Amazon gift card will be in the interview. You’ll have to email me the answer this time. So if you haven’t yet answered the first question go to our Facebook Events page,  and start there. Good luck and hope to see you there.