Thursday, June 18, 2015

Luna's Lost Ball by R.A. Milnes II #kidlit @MDBookReviews #picturebook

Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to be coordinating a Book Blast for the picture book "Luna's Lost Ball" by R.A. Milnes II (June 18 to 20, 2015).

Luna's Lost Ball by R.A. Milnes II

About the Book

Title: Luna's Lost Ball (Shiloh and Friends | Author: R.A. Milnes II | Publication Date: April 30, 2015 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 36 | Recommended Ages: 3 to 8

Summary: Luna is a Labrador retriever and she has lost her most favorite ball. Follow Shiloh and her friends in a tale of friendship, teamwork, sharing, and reward as they help Luna find her lost ball.

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The Buzz About the Book

"Wonderful book for small children! My twins are 4 years old and loved the story and colorful backgrounds! We are anxiously waiting the next in the collection!" ~ Marianne H., Amazon

About the Author: R.A. Milnes II

R.A. Milnes

I am a business professional working in the healthcare industry. Luna's Lost Ball began as a gift to my niece and nephew. I have such love for them that I wanted to give them something that they can hold on to. The beauty of this work is that I am able to incorporate my dogs, Shiloh and Luna, into telling a story of friendship, teamwork, sharing, and reward.

I hope that you enjoy this story and it brings your family joy each time you read it. My goal is to continue to write more stories under the Shiloh and Friends brand.

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Monday, June 1, 2015

So You Want to be a Goddess... 5 Tips from #YAlit author @KaitlinBevis #DaughtersofZeus

So You Want to Be a Goddess….
Guest Post by Kaitlin Bevis

            In the Daughters of Zeus series, Persephone discovers that her name is not the weirdest thing about her. She’s a goddess. This is mostly an awesome discovery, but being a goddess has some drawbacks as well.
1)     Gods can’t lie. In my universe, words spoken by gods have power, so if they spoke an untruth they could accidentally change the nature of whatever they lied about. In an effort to prevent that, the gods bound themselves, making it physically impossible to lie. And as Persephone learns, this gets messy with future intent, so be careful of the promises you make.
2)     You need worship to survive. Fortunately, worship doesn’t have to mean people bowing down before you in prayer. Any amount of mental attention satisfies the requirement, so gossip and speculation are actually good for you. Unless you’re a high school student that wants to stay under the radar.
3)     You can’t die from anything but lack of worship. On the surface, that seems like a great thing, but it’s actually a double-edged sword because pain is still a thing, even for gods. Sometimes death is a mercy.
4)     Politics suck. Especially when all the major players can hold an immortal grudge.
5)     Romance is complicated. Gods exchange power to bind themselves in marriage. The more power is exchanged the more in touch they are with their spouse’s thoughts and feelings. Literally. As in they can feel and hear them.    

Divinity is complicated. To learn more about the ins and outs of being a goddess, check out the Daughters of Zeus series, available in stores and online now.

The Daughters of Zeus, Book One

One day Persephone is an ordinary high school senior working at her mom's flower shop in Athens, Georgia. The next she's fighting off Boreas, the brutal god of winter, and learning that she's a bonafide goddess--a rare daughter of the now-dead Zeus. Her goddess mom whisks her off to the Underworld to hide until spring.

There she finds herself under the protection of handsome Hades, the god of the dead, and she's automatically married to him. It's the only way he can keep her safe. Older, wiser, and far more powerful than she, Hades isn't interested in becoming her lover, at least not anytime soon. But every time he rescues her from another of Boreas' schemes, they fall in love a little more. Will Hades ever admit his feelings for her?

Can she escape the grasp of the god of winter's minions? The Underworld is a very nice place, but is it worth giving up her life in the realm of the living? Her goddess powers are developing some serious, kick-butt potential. She's going to fight back.

Author Bio: Kaitlin Bevis spent her childhood curled up with a book and a pen. If the ending didn't agree with her, she rewrote it. Because she's always wanted to be a writer, she spent high school and college learning everything she could to achieve that goal. After graduating college with a BFA and Masters in English, Kaitlin went on to write The Daughters of Zeus series.