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Novella Title: Follow the Snowflakes, A Christmas Novella

Author: Angelina Kerner (ME)

Novella Blurb:

At 28, it’s bad to be single. After four years of relationship struggles, Cat is ready to try anything.

That’s when her friend tells her about her class’ Dear Santa letters. One little boy asked for a new mommy, and she suggests Cat meets the kid’s dad, just to see where things go. Cat figures it can’t hurt…until she meets a stranger in the midst of a car accident. The man is handsome with a sad look in his eyes. He still wears a wedding band and she’s not sure his heart’s available, even if he makes her heart race. But, maybe he’s a widower? Cat wonders if she should resign herself to being an old maid, or whether she could possibly be the answer to a little boy’s Christmas wish, unless there’s a third option – a future with the stranger.

Genre: Chick-lit/Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: December 15th, 2017

Cover Reveal: November 1st, 2017 with R&R Book Tours

Book Tour: December 11th to December 15th, 2017 with R&R Book Tours

25 days of Follow the Snowflakes Trivia starts on November 20th, 2017, here!

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Thank you to R&R Book Tours

Hi everyone,

I hope that you’re all doing well.

Denise posted in July, a great post about promotional services. You can find it here. So based on 5 Things Book Promotion Services Should Remember by Denise, here’s what I have to say about R&R Book ToursRR Book Tours Button (2).jpg

  1. Equal and fair treatment – I don’t know about the other authors, but Shannon is equal and fair. I receive her invites to other blog tours and any updates that she receives from those authors so I know that. It feels like she cares about each and every request and tries her best to help out. Our recent conversation was about finding bloggers for a specific genre, her response was – “I’m sure it’s great, just very specific. It’s a challenge ;)” so she’s willing to search for bloggers who review specific genre’s which is great because it’s not just about sending out blog post about tour invites, but reaching out to specific bloggers, which takes time!
  2. Communication – Fantastic, considering how many times I had sent her the novella files haha.  Our email string is 56 and counting so we’re going back and forth. So, if you have any questions about your own tour and everything, she’s there.
  3. Prompt response to emails from authors and bloggers would be appreciated. Usually her response time is within the hour and sometimes even within 5 minutes which is surprising sometimes because she has a couple of serious life things going on, and yet shes great with responding. And, when I was freaking out about the cover for my new novella, her response was almost instant and it was – “I LOVE IT!” That made me feel confident that maybe the blogger who signed for the cover reveal and the tour will like it, too.
  4. FAQs – Denise’s words – Most services have FAQs. Some are more detailed than others, but it’s generally stated that “a WORD doc, book cover and everything needed for posting will be provided.”  Shannon also provides HTML info for bloggers. So you’re not only getting a word doc, but also an HTML with the same info. I’m not sure if Shannon states that somewhere…I actually didn’t see it so now you know that it’s provided.
  5. The Author/Blogger Chose Your Service – It’s a great fit me for me. The cover reveal and book tour are still to happen – November 1st and December 11th to December 15th, 3017. I’m super excited.

Also a big thank you for the bloggers, not just Shannon who signed up for both events. I’m super happy that you chose to help me spread the word about my novella. That means the world to me.

I’m having a blog party starting November 20th, 2017. Join the fun. For info, check here.

Angelina Kerner

8th month of life- mother and author combo

He’s 8 months old and is adorable. ^_^

Let’s see, this month was exciting.

My son tried a strawberry for the first time! He was tasting for like 30 minutes and made funny faces. I believe that he enjoyed it at the end. My friend gifted me with fruit feeder so I thought to give my son a strawberry. People have created amazing things for babies. I never knew things like that existed until I had a son. Absolutely amazing. He also tried more of foods. Now, I know not to give him blueberries. His cheeks turn red and that’s not good. Since then, he had four more strawberries. ^_^

I also took my son swimming for the first time. I bought him a spring float and he enjoyed it for like five minutes which was better than anticipated. My son loves hot baths so I thought that the moment I would take him swimming, he would cry right away, but he didn’t so that was awesome! I also bought him a swim diaper…again people have thought of everything for babies. After that we tried swimming one more time but the water was too cold. I did put his feet in the hot tub and received no reaction from him. He looked – I’m confused. I thought both of the pools had cold water. ^_^

This month was emotional for me as a mother because now I’m back in the office for half day. Half of day, I work at home and half day I go into the office. It’s hard to leave my boy at home with my mother and or sister, but I need to do it. Also, my son needs to know that I’m not going to be around 24.7 and that he will need to learn to be away from me. It hurts but is a necessary evil.

Now, about sleeping. I didn’t want to force it on him to sleep without being swaddled. I would rather him get comfortable and learn that he has control of his arms. So, it finally happened. He can sleep with one arm out of the swaddle (that he works really hard to free) and is able to sleep for like 30 minutes and then he wakes up after he scratches his face or nose, but that’s progress.

Oh, I almost forgot. My son was baptized. In my family we baptize our kids in the first week of life or in the first 40 days…I did it when he was much older and he acted perfect. The Father of the church was shocked and proud at the same time. ^_^ And we went to his first church morning where he met everyone and smiled at everyone. He was curious about everything. It was fantastic.

There was much more crawling this month! Good boy!

Oh!!! He gained 2 whole teeth! So proud…though I say…those teeth hurt when he bites.

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Now onto me being an author/blogger.

I contacted one of my beta readers for a quote for my novella for bookmarks. I want to print out bookmarks for swag and so I need a quote. I told her that if she likes the novella, I would love to get a quote. She gave me 3 quotes. I’ll use them for bookmarks and maybe even for the cover. Oh, I ordered 10 magnets that will be used in giveaways in the future.

I also bought a mailbox. So, now I can send out the swag to you guys. Just know that if you’re going to write back, to not say Angelina Kerner. Just write Angelina K.

Much appreciated!!!

A reminder from my last blog session- It has an awesome surprise in there and I got to say that this one, you would WANT to BUY in PRINT. 😉

I’ll let you guys know soon about when it’s coming out and the fun Blog party that I’m going to have for it. Not sure yet of when that’s happening. The cover is going through a transformation. Hoping that it would be another master piece.

Here are the old book blog tours. Check them out and check out the other bloggers while you’re at it.

Seven Hours: Challenge Accepted Virtual Book Tour ended!

Deity’s Soulmate Virtual Book Tour Wrap Up

Also, I went back and edited a collaboration with my bestie! I finished editing book 1 and edited book 2 which is still in progress.

You can read the novel at: The Liar’s Blood. A whole novel for free! Let us know what you think by leaving your feedback!

It has vampires, romance, idiocy, stalkers, sexy blondes, wild redheads, and more! Leave some comments and let us know how much you guys like it. Book 2 is in the works!

fireI didn’t forget about my flames story, it’s just been hectic. I did ask for help in this blog post. If you guys have any ideas about what can motivate a creepy character, please let me know.

I’m also thinking of writing another novella about Chanel…Will have to think up of something interesting for her. ^_^

Until next time,

Angelina Kerner

6th & 7th month of life- mother and author combo

He’s 7 months old and is absolutely adorable. ^_^

Let’s see, for the past two months, it’s been a trial. We went on his first vacation. He behaved beautifully! It ended on a sour note, though and you can read here why. There are photos from vacation on my Instagram. ^_^

I didn’t post about his 6th month because it’s been really hectic around here. Work has been busy every day- too many things that had to go out and stuff. There was a couple of bonfires, a couple of new outfits, and a liking to play with those toys that he can reach for. He still doesn’t sit on his own, but he’s trying to get up. Little cutie!

In his 7th month, we had a couple of sad events. Our dear cat passed away. You can read about her here. Then my mother got sick and then me. Yikes!

In his 7th month of life, he started to eat solids- he’s not a fan of squash. He’s okay though when it’s mixed with apples. He’s sometimes okay with banana, oatmeal and peach combo and he tried mixed vegetables. He crawled a little bit and gifted me with many many sweet smiles and chin kisses. ^_^ A life of a new mother is rewarding. Those smiles and laughs are gifts…cheesy but true.

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Now onto me being an author/blogger.

The novella is finished and edited! It has an awesome surprise in there and I got to say that this one, you would WANT to BUY in PRINT. 😉 I’ll let you guys know soon about when it’s coming out and the fun Blog party that I’m going to have for it.

Both tours have ended a month ago. You can check them out here:

Seven Hours: Challenge Accepted Virtual Book Tour ended!

Deity’s Soulmate Virtual Book Tour Wrap Up

 

Also, I went back and edited a collaboration with my bestie!

You can read the novel at: The Liar’s Blood. A whole novel for free!

It has vampires, romance, idiocy, stalkers, sexy blondes, wild redheads, and more! Leave some comments and let us know how much you guys like it. Book 2 is in the works! I didn’t forget about my flames story, it’s just been hectic. So for now, enjoy this awesome work that has been done in Collaboration and wait for the novella to come out.

Thank you!

Angelina Kerner

Seven Hours: Challenge Accepted Virtual Book Tour Schedule

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All this is thanks to Aimee Brown, blogger and author of Little Grey Dress. Her blog is here.

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July 31st

One Book At a Time  – Spotlight Post
Monique McDonell-Author – Book Excerpt
For the Love of Chick Lit – Spotlight Post

August 1st

Kristin’s Novel Cafe – Book Excerpt
Living Life with Joy – Author Guest Post

August 2nd

Rambling Lisa’s Book Reviews – Book Review
ItaPixie’s Book Corner – Book Review

August 3rd

Book Lover in Florida – Book Excerpt

August 4th

Steamy Book Momma – Book Review
Authors & Readers Book Corner – Book Excerpt

August 5th

Novelgossip – Book Excerpt

August 6th

Judging More than Just the Cover – Author Q&A

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5th month of life- mother and author combo

He’s 5 months old and is absolutely adorable. ^_^

Let’s see this month, I was able to take my baths and took him to my friend’s birthday party. We didn’t stay long because my friend invited a reggae musician. He wasn’t bad, he was actually really good but the music was so loud that my son was trying to cover his ears with his hands. Though, his actions were cute, it would have been bad to stay so we left. At least we were able to say – Happy Birthday!

He met a couple more people during his 5th month – including 2 babies. He didn’t care for the first baby that he’d met but maybe it’s because he was sleeping? On his 5th month day, he met the second baby. She’s going to be 1 year old in one week. I already told the mother that our kids will be dance partners because I want my son to study ballroom. She agreed, knowing that when it comes to ballroom dancing, it’s always hard to find dance partners. ^_^

Oh, and he chooses his outfits! Every time, I give him two options between onesies and the one that he grabs is the one that he wears. ^_^ So far, he has two favorites – one with raccoons and one that is yellow with a phrase – Little Genius. Cute!!!

He still can’t sit up on his own but he’s having fun rolling over which is cool to watch. Also, he has a really cute and touching laugh. I hope to remember it, but I’m afraid that because he’s growing so fast that I will forget many cute things he does. Ugh. Problems of a mother!Toys. He’s grabbing on to rattles and small toys. He still likes biting on towels. It’s absolutely adorable. He’s also finding annoying that he can’t sit up. I guess, he’s tired of always being on his back though he does have tummy time. I took some awesome photos but being Russian and believing in superstitions, I think I will not share them yet.

Now onto me being an author/blogger.

I wrote a novella! The only thing that I’m going to say about it is- that it’s finished, went through two rounds of edits, read by two beta readers, edited by two copy editors, and will be sent out to an editor sometime this week! I’m not going to tell you guys on when it will be published, but I’m hoping for August 2017! SURPRISE!

Deity’s Soulmate Virtual Book Tour is going well! Got 2 awesome reviews and checked out a lot of cool bloggers. My pinterest account has a board dedicated just to the tour!

Seven Hours Tour is coming up!

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The author/blogger, who’s in charge is Aimee Brown. Her novel is coming out on August 2nd and I will be blogging about it on the 4th- Little Gray Dress! Here’s the link to the Seven Hours page on her site. Check out it out and explore her website! And here’s Aimee’s author website – http://authoraimeebrown.com/

A little trivia: I started the novella on a whim after reading Aimee’s novel. Her writing made me want to try my hand at more of chick-lit and there you have it…a novella about a Cat. 😉

Anyway, before I go –

Tomorrow is an exciting day for a lot of bloggers! The Launch Party is tomorrow and I’m one of the hosts. It’s one of my longest blog posts and it was very fun helping R&R Book Tours! For more info – go here!

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Now, because all of you have been some awesome -here’s a photo of my son!

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Thank you for reading. I hope that all is well in your lives! What are you guys up to?

 

4th month of life- mother and author combo

He’s 4 months old and still adorable. ^_^

There were a couple more baths for me! Thank you to hubby and grandma for helping out.  It may be trivial, a bath, but seriously to a mother that’s better than buying a pair of sexy high heels.

He met a couple more people during his 4th month and we even went over to my mother’s friends house. She gave us a car seat as a gift before he was born and I wanted to thank her and show her that we’re using it. ^_^ Also, he got to meet one of my urban planning professors from university. The professor was one of the best in my time there and so I invited her over and she could make it. She missed the baby shower due to having a cold. He received a couple of new outfits from her and a bath set. He really liked the frog towel puppet. ^_^

Toys. He’s grabbing on to rattles and small toys. He still likes biting on towels. It’s absolutely adorable. He’s also finding annoying that he can’t sit up. I guess, he’s tired of always being on his back though he does have tummy time. I took some awesome photos but being Russian and believing in superstitions, I think I will not share them yet.

Music. He loves it! Here are his favorite toys:

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I ordered yesterday another photo album from Shutterfly. Lots of great memories of his 4th month of life.

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He laughed!!! He first laughed with hubby and weeks later he laughed with me. He likes the sound – chrum. Like when someone is eating. ^_^ Happy kiddo means a happy mommy. Though this made me think:

We need to learn how to laugh. It’s not something that comes easily. Crying though does. Why?

Also, he doesn’t have much of 3-6 months of age clothing and more of 6-9 months. 6-9 months is okay to wear because of the diaper. He’s comfy and I’m happy. I got 6 pages in the album of just his outfits (of course with him wearing them). I believe that in the future he will say – Mommy! I was your doll!

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Now, onto the author portion.

One of the virtual tours is live! Schedule is here.

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Second virtual tour is being organized at the moment and will be coming soon!

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fireDid some more editing of Into the Flames– . First 3 chapters had been fixed for the most part. Still a couple of rough paragraphs, but hey it happens and it’s not a final draft yet.

The last short story had been published! All of the short stories can be found here.

I did do more reading… didn’t finish any – still reading these:

  1. Candlelight by P.S. Meraux
  2. The Curious tale of Gabrielle (Book 1) by Zachary Chopchinski
  3. Crimes against a Book Club by Kathy Cooperman
  4. Dead Wrong by Lee Dobbs
  5. Floozies and Fallout by Ravenna Young

Remember in my  last post, I said that I won an arc? Well for reading, I received 2 bookmarks. ^_^

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It’s funny but my post for Dead Over Heels By Theresa Braun Book Blog Tour with R&R Book Tours happened on his birthday of 4 months! My post is here.

 

Also, I’m part of the Launch Party Mega Blitz! Go here for more info!

So yeah. Been one busy month with lots of new experiences. Thank you for sticking to my blog. I know that I’ve been lacking in posts, but hey I’m still here. If you want to talk or have any questions, leave a comment in the comments section or on my social media. ^_^

Angelina Kerner

Happy Blogging Anniversary to me!

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In honor of today, I’m doing something different!

Leave a comment below. Let me know your 3 favorite:

  • writing tip that I posted
  • short story that posted
  • book review that I posted

 

After that, send me a message through the form (That way I’ll have your email address and it won’t be public) that you have left me a comment with a copy of it.  Also let me know which of my works – Deity’s Soulmate – or – Seven Hours: Challenge Accepted-  that you would like to receive as a Kindle Gift and I will send over the gift.

Thank you! I can’t wait to hear your favorites!

Angelina Kerner