Happily, by Chauncey Rogers @ChaunceyRogers @shanannigans81

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Book Title: Happily Happily Book Cover - Recommended

Book Author: Chauncey Rogers

Genre: Adventure, Fairytales, Humor, Juvenile Fiction

Publication Date: April 3rd, 2018

Source: Provided by the author

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5-paws

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If the shoe fits, wear it.

If it doesn’t, make it.

Laure is a street urchin just trying to get away. Where the rest of the world sees an enchanting love story, Laure sees royal incompetence and an opportunity to exploit it. She’ll have wealth and a way out of a life she detests., if she can only manage to hoodwink the royal family and live to tell the tale.

Happily on GoodReads

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Thank you Angelina! It’s wonderful to be here today.

I just wanted to do a quick post on where Happily came from. For those who received the very first Review Copies of Happily, they already know the story, as it was originally included in an introduction that I removed from the later editions.

For those who have read my previous novels, Happily may have been a bit of a surprise. I jumped from horror/thriller to a fairly light-hearted fairytale retelling. It is, I’m sure, not the greatest genre leap ever, but it was a bit of one.

The chief reason for the jump was my daughter, Ellie. When I had been working on my previous novel, Cleaving Souls, she would often ask me to read some of it to her. It wasn’t exactly age appropriate for a three-year-old girl, so I told her I’d read the next story to her. When she asked what it would be about, but I hadn’t decided yet. So I asked what I should write it about, and she quickly said, “Cinderella.”

I might have expected as much. Unfortunately, Cinderella is perhaps the most retold of all fairy tales. But I decided to think about it a bit and see what ideas floated to the surface.

The more I thought about Cinderella stories, the more I wanted to address some of the aspects that didn’t make sense to me, such as why the shoe didn’t fit, or why the prince couldn’t recognize the face of his true love and had to rely on a shoe-fitting contest.

I mixed those ideas with the thought that somebody ought to have tried—as in really tried—to dupe the prince. From those ideas, I got enough to start working on Happily. It took a while longer until I had the outline for a good story, but those were the essential pieces that I needed to address.

And as for Ellie, we actually just recently started reading the story to her. While I’m not sure how much of the plot she’s actually following, I am happy to at least say that she’s enjoying it.

Ellie Blog Post

Day 10 of 13 of Happily’s Release Blog Tour.

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Giveaway 

I have to admit, it took a while for me to finish the book. Mainly because of the bandits. Yes, this book has bandits. But, overall, I would give this book 5 stars. The author did a terrific job of telling the story that was happening while Cinderella was choosing her pumpkin and dealing with fairy godmothers. It was a story that could possibly be true if Cinderella existed.

I loved Laure and Luc- they were a good match together and balanced each other out- especially when they were dealing with sticky situations. I loved the twists that were added about the royal family, especially Carl’s reason for not knowing more about Cinderella. It was perfect.

I would highly recommend this book to teens and older. It’s for those who believe into fairy tales, romance, adventure, witty characters, and characters who aren’t afraid to stay memorable in the eyes of royalty. If I say anymore, it would it give it away!

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Chauncey Rogers - Optional

Chauncey Rogers was born in Arizona, and since then has hopped back and forth between the mid-western and western United States. He married in 2012 while attending school in Utah. His favorite movie since he was three is Jurassic Park, and he wishes very badly that Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster were real, though he doesn’t believe in them as much as he used to.

You can follow him on his blog: Chauncey Rogers to see what else he has been up to.

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Current book project checklist: Update 1

FINALIZE TITLE AND SUBTITLE

Title: The Scented Bones  check

Subtitle: The Svabodina Case Files #1  check

BOOK BLURB

Still working on it. But, getting closer. Here’s a sample:

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COVER DESIGN

Ummm….Honestly. No clue. Maybe you guys can tell me what elements you would like to see on the cover? Based on the blurb? Would be nice.

INSIDE TEMPLATE

6×9 template is all filled out! check

AUTHOR BIO, DEDICATION, AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT

Done! check

There’s still a thank you to all of you in the acknowledgment ^_^

MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUE

Done! check

We have polished the plot holes, descriptions, etc.

EDITING

Is with Eve! I’m using her for the first time so it would be interesting to see her feedback. I’m hoping that she isn’t pulling out her hair….

PROOFREADING

After editing, it’s going to Jeyran for proofreading. She’s already aware of it and can’t wait to read the polished version. She was the one manuscript critiquing so I get it. Hehe.

BETA READERS

I already used one Beta- Lily. In the book, I called her – Main beta and fae consultant. ^_^ She loved it!!! She said the ending is F***** brilliant!!! So happy about that.

I will be using Kelli for her beta reading team for the first time so hopefully that works out. However, the more the merrier, so if you would like be a beta reader for this book, comment and or email me and I’ll you to the list.

FINAL REVISIONS/FINAL EDIT

Still to come!

FINAL READ

Dances! It would be fantastic to read the final version. I’m super excited for it! I think I have energy to spare so if you guys need some happiness, join me in a dance. Whoo hooo!

CONVERT FILES

The plan is to convert to pdf, epub, and mobi.

UPLOAD FILES TO CREATESPACE & KDP SELECT

That’s still the plan

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Cover Reveal, Book Trailer Reveal, and Book Tour with R&R Book Tours

The types of posts for the book tour – reviews, spotlight, author interviews, character profiles, and anything else that I can think of. If you want to be part of the future tour and have an idea for a post that is not listed here, let me know and I’ll think about adding it as an option!

Facebook Party with Kelli!

I will be submitting it for a free review with Readers Favorite so hopefully someone chooses it.

Do you have guys have any ideas on what else I can do for advertisement? I’m all ears!

PUBLISH

Not sure when. It all depends on the editor, proofreader, and beta’s. As we get closer to getting through those stages, I’ll provide that information. It will be available for a pre-order for Kindle. I know that!

The goal is to get 50 reviews!!! We can do this!!!

Until next time,

AK

Follow the Snowflakes Trivia Party winners

Hi everyone!

So, I finally had some time and go through the history for the trivia party. There are 3 winners! I apologize that it took so long but the good thing that I finally did it.

Nilzeitung won a copy! For the most likes on WordPress.

The Cozy Pages won for comments.

Didi Oviatt – Author for Twitter

Winners, please use the form below to send me an email with your email address if you want to receive an amazon gift card and your home address or p.o. address for swag goodies. Please let me know which you would prefer to receive!

Until next time,

AK

13th and 14th month of life- mother and author combo

He’s 14 months old!!! What a ride!

Let’s see, the past two months had been insane. I’ve been busy with noticing new things about him. House emergency is finally gone. I have my wall and floor back! It feels so good like Oh my Stars good. I have a new garage door and some of the electricity had been fixed.

Through all that stress level, my son is the best.

My son is better with food. Good for him. We’re still breastfeeding so he’s healthy (knock on wood). Although, he got sick for the first time last month after receiving shots. It was scary because doctor said to give Tylenol and I didn’t ask for how much because she didn’t specify the amount…well the bottle of Tylenol said to ask doctor on the dosage. It took some calls to get the dosage (took an hour) but we made it and had a check-up appointment because he had a fever for 3 days! He still likes Gerber’s little crunchies. It’s super cute. He takes one very carefully before eating. So, what I mean about better with food- he’s starting to eat homemade soups. We make him soups out of organic produce and at first he wasn’t a fan, but now he eats well, although I need to add some cartoon in the background but he eats! We also tried tomatoes, cucumbers, and bread. He loves bread just like his mommy. When I was baby, I could suck on a piece of bread for a long time.

Still co-sleeping, kind of hard to let him go. He’s also teething and had nightmares a couple of times so being close to him helped hitting away at the monsters. I’m one tired Mommy and eye drops are my best friends.

He still has 8 teeth, although a 9th is almost ready to make its appearance!

He’s walking! Sure, he falls a lot but he’s walking and he learned to climb onto the bed. Sometimes he bites into my leg to get himself up. It hurts but he’s so proud. ^_^ I received a backpack with a tail to hold on to from my best friend, Laura, so will be using it soon.

We still love climbing the stairs and added walls. He’s a little Spiderman!

Nursery Rhymes. We still like the American ones- especially the mouse and the clock. Although, nowadays we listen less to baby songs in English because I linked English songs to his nightmares so more of Russian cartoons are for us.

We were size of 18 months old! Size 12 is getting tight!

I just added more mom tips so you’ll see the next tip on Wednesday. After one year of experience, I can be sort of helpful to new moms out there. 😉

Last weekend, we went to a conference. My son loved the hotel room and instantly fell and hurt his chin. That didn’t stop him from exploring. The room had a closet with rolling doors and his favorite game was going around the doors and moving them back and forth. I asked the lady that was registering us to write a name tag for my son and she did. I pinned it to his stroller. Everyone loved him and one man said that his grandchild (girl) to be my son’s first girlfriend. LOL

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Now onto me being an author/blogger.

My next novella is finished! 40k words! It went through a manuscript critique, my go to beta reader, and is now with my editor! After that it will go through my proofreader and will be given to a group of beta’s. If you would like to be my beta reader for my next novel, please let me know by commenting or sending me a message!

This novella is going to be the first of many in my new series. It’s about a witch forensic anthropologist and the cases that she deals with. Rewriting the book blurb.

I hired an illustrator and so far she drew two of my characters. She’s working on the next 5! She will also create 5 illustrations of photos that the witch looks at and I can’t wait to see those. She never did a cover before so I’m going to be testing waters and or maybe even have my sister do the cover again. We’ll see.

The idea behind this novella has been with me for years! About 4 to be exact and the story went through a minimum of 3 drafts with testing the waters. I bought non-fiction books, books on weapons, and read books about werewolves and romance, although at the end, the most help in that department came from Laura and Lily. So, a lot of time went into it and I hope that you guys will like it and ask for more!

I already talked with Shannon about the book tour. We’re planning to add posts revealing character illustrations as well! I also forgot to mention to her that we will also be doing a cover reveal and the trailer reveal…haha

Until next time,

AK

P.S.: Please leave reviews of my books and novels on Amazon, Goodreads, and on your blogs. I love reading all the reviews that I get!

Something new coming soon!

Good news to my readers, friends, and fans!

I have finished my next book project. It turned out to be a novella, but I love it, anyway!

Here’s a possible book blurb. Tell me how much you love it!

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Television Lied.

Being a witch isn’t as cool “as seen on TV.” Twitching my nose doesn’t change my outfit and snapping my fingers doesn’t transport me to a magical witch realm.
What did it get right then?

The fact that you have to hide your identity and uniqueness from the people that you love. It’s painful lying to your best friend.

It’s not all bad. My days as a forensic anthropologist are quiet. Well, they were. The day she landed on my cold slab was the day my peaceful life was turned upside down. Now, I have to delve back into the a world that I thought I had left behind.

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Who’s excited with me???

Anyway, at the moment it’s being edited and going to be proofread. Then, I have beta’s reading it and then I’ll be doing a book tour! I need to contact Shannon, haha

The only real problem I’m having is with the book cover. I have no idea what I want it to look like!!!