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:

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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!

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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

Thank you to Bloggers who hosted Cover reveal for Follow the Snowflakes!

Thank you guys! It means the world and it helped Me get into the holiday spirit! Sure, we kind of jumped over Thanksgiving, but we’re not going to forget it in the real world haha

These are the bloggers who participated:

https://readsandreels.com/2017/11/01/follow-the-snowflakes/

https://didioviatt.wordpress.com

http://portablemagic.net/index.html

https://just4mybooks.wordpress.com/

https://nesiesplace.wordpress.com/

https://novelgossip.com/

https://brmaycock.wordpress.com/

http://bookreviewsbyshalini.wordpress.com

http://bookloverfl12.wordpress.com

http://endlessreading.wordpress.com

https://bookstogetlostin.blogspot.com

https://bbookinspector.wordpress.com

https://jbronderbookreviews.com/2017/11/01/follow-the-snowflakes/

So, if you haven’t stopped by their blogs, go ahead and do. Follow them! All of them are active members of the Book Bloggers everywhere and they keep finding real book gems out there.

Also, some of them will be involved in the Book Tour!

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There’s still time to join in! Sign up here.

Also, There’s a party starting November 20th! Get to know Follow the Snowflakes through trivia! You can find more info about the party here.

And here are 6 novella teasers!

 

Thank you!

Angelina Kerner

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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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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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Follow the Snowflakes teaser 4

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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Follow the Snowflakes teaser 3

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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Follow the Snowflakes teaser 2

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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Follow the Snowflakes teaser 1

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

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?