9th month of life- mother and author combo

He’s 9 months old and is adorable. ^_^

Let’s see, this month was exciting.

My son tried raspberries, real pears, and kiwi. He found them to be bitter and fantastic at the same time. So many onesies that needed to be washed with extra care…especially from the raspberries! I haven’t given him any blueberries and he had no reaction to anything new. Thank the stars!

I’m still doing half day work from home and half day from the office. It’s still very emotional for me and I tend to be okay with co-sleeping. It just feels so much better to sleep next to him. Hubby is a little annoyed but he still finds room on the bed. He’s against co-sleeping, but he’s not a mother who’s having separation issues. Soon, it will be full day in the office and boy, I don’t want to know about my emotions then. Oh, he can sleep with one arm out for a couple of hours – so from feeding to feeding. Cutie! When, he wakes up, he pulls at my bangs to let me know that he’s awake and ready for breakfast. He doesn’t go back to sleep after that.

He has 3 teeth!

There was much more crawling this month! Good boy!

Halloween was awesome! We actually went trick-or-treating after a couple of people at work said that it’s okay to take out a baby. The candy is for the mother who works really hard. So, my little cuties was a Penguin and I was The Mother of Dragons! I told my boss and friends that I was Mother of Dragons and Penguins! They had a laugh.

Anyway, his first Halloween turned out rather well. I got a ton of photos for the album so all good!

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Now onto me being an author/blogger.

I received 3 quotes from a beta reader! One of them is on the cover. There was a cover reveal on November 1st – Thank you to Bloggers who hosted Cover reveal for Follow the Snowflakes! You guys can read it there. Follow all of them, they are amazing!

Here’s the front cover:

Animated Follow the Snowflakes

 

Also, I posted a blog post about the team that helped me out with Follow the Snowflakes. You guys can check it out here – Meet the team behind Follow the Snowflakes, A Christmas Novella

Also, there’s a trailer reveal on November 15th! Which is actually one month before its release! So cool!

It gets released December 15th, 217!

Pre-order Now!

Kobo

Amazon 

It has an awesome surprise in there and I got to say that this one, you would WANT to BUY in PRINT. 😉 Hopefully, the bloggers will think that way, too cause there’s a blog tour with R&R Book Tours in December. The week of the release! Here’s where to sign up if you want to be part of the tour – https://readsandreels.com/follow-the-snowflakes-sign-up/ 

Now, there’s the blog party starting November 20th! Whoo hoo!  Read about it here – 25 days of Follow the Snowflakes Trivia Party Starts November 20 #swag #kernerangelina #contest #pre-release party

I’ll be posting a blog post later of photos of the swag that the winners will be getting! ^_^

Also, I did a practice trivia party about Deity’s Soulmate. Here are the entries for that:

Deity’s Soulmate Trivia Post 1/5

  • Received 10 likes on WordPress – timbushifamily, yusuf zeeshan, LittleFears, Life of Chaz, Reeds and Reels, Miri Elm, DirtySciFiBuddha, Man of many thoughts, BookDragonGirl, and Nilzeitung
  • Received 0 comments
  • Received 0 shares on WordPress
  • Received 0 shares on Facebook
  • Received 0 shares on Twitter
  • Received 0 like on Twitter

Deity’s Soulmate Trivia Post 2/5

  • Received 3 likes on WordPress – yusuf zeeshan, Frank Solanki, and DirtySciFiBuddha
  • Received 0 comments
  • Received 0 shares on WordPress
  • Received 0 shares on Facebook
  • Received 1 shares on Twitter – Didi Oviatt
  • Received 1 like on Twitter – Didi Oviatt

Deity’s Soulmate Trivia Post 3/5

  • Received 5 likes on WordPress – yusuf zeeshan, Reeds and Reels, Frank Solanki, DirtySciFiBuddha, and Nilzeitung
  • Received 0 comments
  • Received 0 shares on WordPress
  • Received 0 shares on Facebook
  • Received 2 shares on Twitter – Shanannigans, Didi Oviatt
  • Received 2 likes on Twitter – Didi Oviatt, Luciel Knight

Deity’s Soulmate Trivia Post 4/5

  • Received 4 likes on WordPress – Frank Solanki, ArcaneHalloween, Claire aka Coffeeholic Bookworm, and Nilzeitung
  • Received 0 comments
  • Received 0 shares on WordPress
  • Received 0 shares on Facebook
  • Received 0 shares on Twitter
  • Received 0 like on Twitter

Deity’s Soulmate Trivia Post 5/5

  • Received 7 likes – yusuf zeeshan, LittleFears, Vic, ATRW, itsgoodtobecrazysometimes, Dr. Joseph Suglia, and Nilzeitung
  • Received 0 comments
  • Received 0 shares on WordPress
  • Received 1 shares on Twitter – Didi Oviatt
  • Received 1 like on Twitter – Didi Oviatt

Yusuf Zeeshan has 4 likes! There are no ties for the likes! Yusuf please send me a message with your email. I’ll send you a kindle gift of Deity’s Soulmate! Congratulations!

There is no winner for comments!…

There is a winner for shares on Twitter – Didi Oviatt! Thank you so much for participating and congratulations! Send me a message with your email address so I could send you a kindle gift of Deity’s Soulmate!

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

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!

A second novella about Chanel is in the process!

Until next time,

Angelina Kerner

Deity’s Soulmate Trivia Post 5/5

Hey everyone,

Don’t miss the Trivia posts in my Blog! From November 20th to December 14th, I’ll be celebrating Follow the Snowflakes with trivia! Comment, like, or share the day’s post for entries to win swag. The more you participate, the better chance you have at winning! Participate for a chance to win puzzles, magnets, signed copies, and other items.

lineI decided to have a practice run for the 25 days of Follow the Snowflakes Trivia Party Starts November 20 #swag #kernerangelina #contest #pre-release party with Deity’s Soulmate – my fantasy novel. I’ll post one new trivia once a day this week. Please share, comment, and like! Let’s do this!

Oh, guess there’s needs to be an incentive for this sooo There will be 3 lucky winner to get a Kindle of Deity’s Soulmate! One for likes, one for comments, and one for shares. 

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So, Deity’s Soulmate is only book 1 in the series. In book 2, there will be more gods, goddesses, dragons. Some drama with the Fates, and some new beings that were really fun to write about. I really really want to talk about them, but can’t…well not yet. Oooo they are so fun.

Anyway. I got some feedback from readers about my dragons. Feedback being – too many male dragons.

My best friend sent me a Dragon figurine and said that’s my next female dragon.

Here she is:

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Isn’t she pretty????

So my question for you guys – what should she be protecting? Yes, she’s going to be Gardenia’s teacher but she could also be protecting something hidden in that chest.

Pretty!

Thank you!

Angelina Kerner

Deity’s Soulmate Trivia Post 4/5

Hey everyone,

Don’t miss the Trivia posts in my Blog! From November 20th to December 14th, I’ll be celebrating Follow the Snowflakes with trivia! Comment, like, or share the day’s post for entries to win swag. The more you participate, the better chance you have at winning! Participate for a chance to win puzzles, magnets, signed copies, and other items.

lineI decided to have a practice run for the 25 days of Follow the Snowflakes Trivia Party Starts November 20 #swag #kernerangelina #contest #pre-release party with Deity’s Soulmate – my fantasy novel. I’ll post one new trivia once a day this week. Please share, comment, and like! Let’s do this!

Oh, guess there’s needs to be an incentive for this sooo There will be 3 lucky winner to get a Kindle of Deity’s Soulmate! One for likes, one for comments, and one for shares. 

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Time.

Gardenia has a 100 years of learning about creation… a 100!

One can imagine that time had to flow differently from time to time during the story line.

There were two instances that made the time go faster. One, she put herself to dream about the past of the gods and the other she sped time in order to learn about one day of creation.

If you could live for hundreds of years and had an ability to fast forward time, would you do it? Or would you want to live every second of your existence?

Thank you!

Angelina Kerner

Deity’s Soulmate Trivia Post 3/5

Hey everyone,

Don’t miss the Trivia posts in my Blog! From November 20th to December 14th, I’ll be celebrating Follow the Snowflakes with trivia! Comment, like, or share the day’s post for entries to win swag. The more you participate, the better chance you have at winning! Participate for a chance to win puzzles, magnets, signed copies, and other items.

lineI decided to have a practice run for the 25 days of Follow the Snowflakes Trivia Party Starts November 20 #swag #kernerangelina #contest #pre-release party with Deity’s Soulmate – my fantasy novel. I’ll post one new trivia once a day this week. Please share, comment, and like! Let’s do this!

Oh, guess there’s needs to be an incentive for this sooo There will be 3 lucky winner to get a Kindle of Deity’s Soulmate! One for likes, one for comments, and one for shares. 

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Something about me – I’m bad with humor. Sometimes, it takes me a long time to understand a joke. I’m better with Russian/Ukranian jokes than English, but I still like humor.

Since, I couldn’t make Gardenia funny and I couldn’t make her singer because well I don’t sing, I added a pair of funny dragons/twins. They may not get their 5 minutes on a stage and make the crowd wild with laughter, but to me they can be funny. ^_^ That’s important.

Tell me a joke, a one that you find funny every time! Make me laugh. ^_^

Thank you!

Angelina Kerner

Deity’s Soulmate Trivia Post 2/5

Hey everyone,

Don’t miss the Trivia posts in my Blog!

From November 20th to December 14th, I’ll be celebrating Follow the Snowflakes with trivia!

Comment, like, or share the day’s post for entries to win swag!

The more you participate, the better chance you have at winning! Participate for a chance to win puzzles, magnets, signed copies, and other items.

lineI decided to have a practice run for the 25 days of Follow the Snowflakes Trivia Party Starts November 20 #swag #kernerangelina #contest #pre-release party with Deity’s Soulmate – my fantasy novel. I’ll post one new trivia once a day this week. Please share, comment, and like!

Let’s do this!

Oh, guess there’s needs to be an incentive for this sooo There will be 3 lucky winner to get a Kindle of Deity’s Soulmate! One for likes, one for comments, and one for shares. 

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Deity’s Soulmate is an adventure. It’s about a goddess named Gardenia, who travels the stars in search of teachers. Those teachers just happen to be dragons.

The first dragon that she found was Villam. He’s a big and serious type of guy. Also, the twin dragons are related to him. Read the book to find out how.

Gardenia finds him in a dark cave.

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If you were writing the story and you had to have Gardenia look for a dragon, where do you think that she would find one?

Universe of possibilities!

Thank you!

Angelina Kerner

Deity’s Soulmate Trivia Post 1/5

Hey everyone,

Don’t miss the Trivia posts in my Blog!

From November 20th to December 14th, I’ll be celebrating Follow the Snowflakes with trivia!

Comment, like, or share the day’s post for entries to win swag!

The more you participate, the better chance you have at winning! Participate for a chance to win puzzles, magnets, signed copies, and other items.

lineI decided to have a practice run for the 25 days of Follow the Snowflakes Trivia Party Starts November 20 #swag #kernerangelina #contest #pre-release party with Deity’s Soulmate – my fantasy novel. I’ll post one new trivia once a day this week. Please share, comment, and like!

Let’s do this!

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From author Angelina Kerner (Seven Hours: Challenge Accepted) comes an all-new fantasy series about Gardenia, a daughter of Athena, and her 100 years of coursework on how to create whole new worlds and subjects of her own.
A sheltered schoolchild in a realm of condescending gods and goddesses, Gardenia goes to Earth on a dare to witness the unsavory side of mankind for herself. Believing she can do better, she undertakes the formation of an entire galaxy, but without permission from Zeus.
Zeus disciplines her by assigning an epic 13-fold creational lesson destined to take her a century to complete.  But he is taken aback once more when she makes an odd choice.  She vows to fulfill this knowledge quest by tracking down a lost race of dragons, and discovering the secrets they’ve kept since time began.
Searching the universe to meet even one dragon may be a fool’s errand, but that’s the least of her worries.  For ancient wartime resentments linger between the nations of dragons and deities, and some dragons would attack Gardenia on sight!
Yet she ventures out undaunted, learning unexpected things about nomadic life, tender love, and mortal peril along the way.  The biggest surprise of all, though, goes by the name of Ri.  Ri may be the man of her dreams, the voice in her head, the dragon she’s seeking, or all these things and more…
Meanwhile, the Fates brew sordid plans of their own and Hera jealously sets traps and trials for Gardenia at every chance.  What’s a young goddess to do?  Flight or fight?
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These Gods and Goddesses appear in Deity’s Soulmate:

Gardenia: Doesn’t exist. She’s a made-up character. Goddess of Creation.

Athena: Greek Goddess. Goddess of reason, wisdom, intelligence, skill, peace, warfare, battle strategy, and handicrafts. She’s Gardenia’s mother.  A bad singer but a good mother. She meets one of the dragons – Villam. She’s the creator of  the Milky Way Galaxy.

Repun Kamui: Ainu God. God of Water.

Hermes: Greek God. God of boundaries, travel, communication, trade, language, and writing. He’s the creator of the Black Eye Galaxy.

Apollo- Greek God. God of music, arts, knowledge, healing, plague, prophecy, poetry, manly beauty, and archery. That’s a lot! Gardenia likes him very much and thinks of him as her father. Apollo is the creator of the Nest Way Galaxy.

Zeus: Greek God. King of the gods, ruler of Mount Olympus, and god of the sky, weather, thunder, lightning, law, order, and justice. Gardenia is not a fan. He’s the creator of the Pinwheel Galaxy.

Hera: Greek Goddess. Queen of the gods, and goddess of marriage, women, childbirth, heirs, kings, and empires. Hates Gardenia with a passion. She’s a problem to Gardenia.

Harvest: Doesn’t exist. Shes’s a made-up character. Goddess of Creation. Hera’s favorite daughter. Harvest is older than Gardenia but not by much. She wants to be better than her and to prove to everyone that she’s all that. Think Mean Girls.

Aphrodite – Greek Goddess. Goddess of beauty, love, desire, and pleasure. She visits Gardenia once or twice. She can be extremely curious. She’s also the creator of Findlandian Galaxy where Gardenia takes a break from studying about dragons.

Hekate: Greek Goddess. The goddess of magic, witchcraft, the night, moon, ghosts and necromancy. She’s Gardenia’s favorite aunt. She is the creator of the Maha Galaxy.

Artemis – Greek Goddess. Virgin goddess of the hunt, wilderness, animals, young girls, childbirth, and plague. Twin sister of Apollo though she hardly cares about Gardenia like many other gods. She’s the creator of the Hoag’s Object Galaxy.

Demeter: Greek Goddess. Goddess of grain, agriculture, harvest, growth, and nourishment.

Ceto: Greek Goddess. Sea Goddess.

Alectrona: Greek Goddess. Goddess of the morning.

Chronus: Greek God. God of time.

Hades: Greek God. God of the underworld and the dead.

Kratos: Greek God. God of strength and power. He’s the creator of the Andromeda Galaxy.

Cupid or Eros: Greek God. The god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection

Ares – Greek God. God of war, bloodshed, and violence. He doesn’t have a big role in book 1, but will have a bigger one in book 2.

Hephaestus: Greek God. God of fire, metalworking, and crafts.

Asclepius: Greek God/hero. God of medicine.

Medeina: Lithuanian Goddess. Ruler of forests, trees and animals. She’s the creator of the Sunflower Galaxy.

My favorite goddess is Hekate. She’s totally awesome and no wonder that she’s Gardenia’s favorite Aunt. 😉

Who’s your favorite God/Goddess? Where are they from and why?

Thank you!

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

Deity’s Soulmate Virtual Book Tour Wrap Up

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Tour’s Home

follow the tour

Did you miss any of the Tour Stops?
June 12 – Mello and June – Spotlight
June 13 – Books, Dreams, Life – Excerpt
June 14 – Beach Bound Books – Spotlight
June 15 – My Reading Addiction – Interview
June 16 – On a Reading Bender – Spotlight
June 17 – Bound 2 Escape – Excerpt
June 19 – Mythical Books – Spotlight
June 20 – Spunky N Sassy – Excerpt
June 21 – Charline Ratcliff – Spotlight
June 22 – Just Us Book Blog – Excerpt
June 24 – Eskimo Princess – Spotlight
June 25 – Chosen By You Book Club – Excerpt
June 26 – Devorah Fox – Spotlight
June 27 – Paranormal Romance and More – Interview
June 28 – For Love of Books 4 – Spotlight
June 29 – Novel News Network – Review
June 30 – A Life Through Books – Interview
July 1 – Trendy, Sexy, Cool – Excerpt
July 2 – The Avid Reader – Excerpt
July 3 – J Bronder Book Reviews – Review
July 4 – XOXO Book Blog – Spotlight
July 5 – Two Heartbeats – Spotlight
July 6 – Texas Book Nook – Review
July 7 – Momma and Her Stories – Spotlight
July 8 – Jazzy’s Book Reviews – Excerpt
July 10 – The Indie Express – Review
July 12 – Silver Dagger Scriptorium – Spotlight
July 14 – Full Moon Bites – Interview
July 15 – Evermore Books – Excerpt
July 16 – Book Addict – Spotlight
July 17 – Jazzy’s Book Reviews – Spotlight
July 18 – Cloe Michaels Reads – Review
July 19 – Laurie’s Paranormal Thoughts – Spotlight
July 20 – Lins Perspective – Spotlight
July 21 – Morbid Romantic – Spotlight
I hope you guys followed it!
Watch the Book Trailer and let me know what you guys think!

Tour Kick Off: Deity’s Soulmate by @kernerangelina #booktour #yafantasy

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Starts here!

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June 12 – RABT Book Tours – Kick Off
June 12 – Mello and June – Spotlight
June 13 – Books, Dreams, Life – Excerpt
June 14 – Beach Bound Books – Spotlight
June 15 – My Reading Addiction – Interview
June 16 – On a Reading Bender – Spotlight
June 17 – Bound 2 Escape – Excerpt
June 19 – Mythical Books – Spotlight
June 20 – Spunky N Sassy – Excerpt
June 21 – Charline Ratcliff – Spotlight
June 22 – Just Us Book Blog – Excerpt
June 23 – Crystal’s Chaotic Confessions – Excerpt
June 24 – Eskimo Princess – Spotlight
June 25 – Chosen By You Book Club – Excerpt
June 26 – Devorah Fox – Spotlight
June 27 – Full Moon Bites – Interview
June 28 – For Love of Books 4 – Spotlight
June 29 – Novel News Network – Review
June 30 – A Life Through Books – Interview
July 1 – Trendy, Sexy, Cool – Excerpt
July 2 – The Avid Reader – Excerpt
July 3 – J Bronder Book Reviews – Review
July 5 – Two Heartbeats – Spotlight
July 6 – Texas Book Nook – Review
July 7 – Momma and Her Stories – Spotlight
July 8 – Jazzy’s Book Reviews – Excerpt
July 10 – The Indie Express – Review
July 12 – Silver Dagger Scriptorium – Spotlight
July 14 – Full Moon Bites – Interview
July 15 – Evermore Books – Excerpt
July 18 – Cloe Michaels Reads – Review
July 21 – RABT Reviews – Wrap Up
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My 2017 Reading/Blogging Goals Update

So a couple of updates since my January post about my reading/blogging goals.

A gift of Short Story

Finished!

It took a lot longer than originally planned and I apologize to Nil and the rest. When I created the “A gift of short story,” I was pregnant and excited to be writing because I knew that I wouldn’t be able to read or write as much, but then the last months before my son graced me with his presence, made me very tired. However, all of the short stories have been posted and could be found here.

Blog Tours

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Coming soon!

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Discussion posts

I haven’t really made any so far this year so this is on my To Do list! What do you guys want to discuss. You can point me in the right direction and I’ll set it up.

Goodreads Challenge 

My Goal: 20 Books

So far: 17 Books

17 books

Keep reading happy books

I think for the most part, 95%, I consider the books to be happy.

Piggy bank

It’s where you drop a dollar in a jar or a piggy bank every time you finish a book! So far I have $17!

Publish 2nd edition of Deity’s Soulmate

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How are your goals going? Accomplished much yet?