I am still on a hell of a learning curve with all of this so I hop I get this post right.

My Author Profile has gone live on awesomegang.com. It is actually a really cool website I found that helps authors to promote themselves and their work.


And then, an honorable mention on https://www.maryse.net/ which basically blew my mind. I have been following this blog for several years and actually read a ton of the recommended book. Maryse is the reason I even know who authors like Jamie Mcguire and Willow Aster are, so to have my name up there is insane.

As an author what is your favorite promotional method?

As a reader who are your favorite authors?

Where do you find out about new releases/authors?

Have an epic day and a kick ass weekend



To Swag or not to Swag?

Today there won’t be any Author Profiles. My new author friends are still busy compiling there answers and getting there things together for me to share with everyone.

With that in mind, today has still been pretty busy. I am doing some research on Swag Boxes. And let me tell you I got lost in all the information out there.

What do you think?

Should authors offer Swag Boxes?

What would you like to see in a Swag Box?

I have so many feelers out at the moment, just getting ideas and gathering information the I may have put myself into a bit of an overload. But tomorrow is another day made for conquering new challenges



Author Profile – Latrese Sparkle Riley

Wow. I have had the privilege of connect with a ton of authors this week. Not just people I have never heard of (which I love) but even some of whose work I have read before. I love being part of the author/reader community and assisting where I can.

Assistance can be anything from a author profile to just a kind word. Sometimes we require no more than a smile from a stranger to keep us going when the world seems to keep pushing us down…

This is the second author profile this week.

Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? How many books have you written?

Hi Readers! So happy to be here. My name is Author Latrese Sparkle Riley from Rosedale MD. I am fairly new. I have only been writing for nine months. I am learning as I go along. I am the author of 24 short Fiction books. My genre is Urban with a creative twist of romance, suspense, mystery, crime and on the edge thrillers all in one!. I vividly paint my stories through my imagination!.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired you?

My latest book “ Ice Kissed 2! Meet the Clarke’s” is second to “ Ice Kissed: Frost bitten at first sight. The coldest winter ever”. One of my very early books that I decided to bring back in the Spring. Seasons has always inspired me to write. I love snow, flowers, leaves and sunny days. I have a book for each by the way.

What is your current project?

As for what’s next and what I am currently working on?. I have been wanting to explore Science fiction and Fantasy stories. I haven’t created my cover as of yet. But when I do, I’ll be ready to soar through the galaxy!.

Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

My best advice for aspiring authors is what has been shared with me by many. Most importantly, never give up. We all have to start out at the bottom and work our way up. It is definitely a process. Success will come. But for most, not over night. Accept critique always. It makes you a better and stronger writer. For me, it strengthened my self confidence. When you can offer your support and experiences with other offers. It’s important to develop your own writing style. As new authors, we tend to compare ourselves to the great, experienced authors often. That’s ok, but remember you are you and it’s your story. Make it stand out!. Be proud of your accomplishments at every stage!.

Something fun about you…

For those of you who’ve noticed me on Facebook, I’m the one commenting with purple hearts. Yes, you’ve guessed. Purple is my favorite color. My favorite foods to eat are grilled!. I’m available to attend your cookouts!. Invites are accepted over here. If I were to travel anywhere in the world at this moment, it would be to Brazil, Italy or Sweden. But for now, I am settled in my backyard under the trees. Yes, with a grill, good food and friends.

You can follow Miss Sparkle on all you favorite social media platforms! Join in on her crazy adventure and see the world through her eyes.

And as a bonus, Ice Kissed 2 is FREE all day today. So get you copy now.

Happy reading everyone!



Author Profile – K Cooper

So here we go. This is my first author profile in a series of five. Hopefully I will be able to widen their audience, even if only by one person. All the featured authors are self published.

 Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? How many books have you written?

Hey, I’m Kerri Gennard but I go by the name K.COOPER when I write (my maiden name) I’m from Yeovil Somerset in the UK.

I’m currently 33 years old and have four beautiful little girls and a crazy little pup called Ted.

I am actually Dyslexic but this does not affect my writing what so ever. I like to show everyone that just because I have dyslexia, does not mean I cannot do the things I love the most, and that is writing. I decided to start writing when I was reading a brilliant book about eleven years ago and I thought, wow I know I can do this. It was my late grandfather who told me to just go on and do it. My first book Is dedicated to him

I have two books out at the moment both on amazon worldwide.

Both my book are aimed at Young adults or new adults, and are both fantasy based.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired you?

My latest Novel is called BECOMING, its is book 1 in the Isamcey series. I have read so many amazing YA fantasy-based books that’s I wanted to give an urban fantasy a go with a nice little romance twist mixed in.

Becoming is about a girl called Thea who had just turned 17 and has no idea about who she truly was, that was all about to change. She has to learn very quickly how to adjust to a new magical world, how to protect her self and how truly important she was. To top it all off she meets a gorgeous boy named Ryder. So, she has to battle to gain control of her unimaginable powers and her brand-new love life all at the same time….and try to no get her self or anyone she loves killed!

What authors have influenced or inspired you?

Being dyslexic I found the best way is to just read as much as possible and then it doesn’t become a problem anymore, so I have hundreds of authors who have inspired me. My all-time favorite series is by Garth Nix, His book SABRIEL is massive to me I adore it.

Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

The only advice I can give is just keep writing. Great things happen to those who just keep trying. No matter how many rejections lets you get, just keep going. It doesn’t mean your work is bad it just means the right person hasn’t seen it yet.

If you could go anywhere on the planet, where would you go and why?

Right now its lock down in the UK so honestly if I could go anywhere right now it would be to my mum’s house!!


The cute boy from the kitchen, she had seen yesterday, walked into hall, he hadn’t spotted her yet. He had headphones on and a mop in his hand. Thea stood there and watched him for a moment. Until he looked up and finally saw her. He kind of half smiled at her then carried on moping. She took a step towards him, making him stop and look up at her again. He removed his head phones. “Can I help you” he asked her, she was a bit nervous but didn’t know why. “Uh, I’m Thea I’m new here, well I arrived two days ago” she stammered out “Your Ryder, right?” she asked him. “Wow I must get talked about a lot for the new girl to already know my name, but yeah that’s me” he seemed suspicious of her. “Okay cool, Jo said she thinks you and me are very alike” he stopped her by holding his hand up “ how are we anything alike?, I’m a guy thrown out by his family for reasons I can’t remember, whereas you’re a girl who didn’t even know she was a witch. Too me that says we are nothing alike” he suddenly seemed a little hostile. “Okay then, sorry I said anything, news about me clearly travels fast too, and nice to meet you by the way” she said petulantly and started to walk away. “Look wait, I’m sorry that was unfair, I’m just tired of people asking me about my life, I feel like I’m being interrogated all the bloody time” he admitted. “I get it don’t worry” she replied. He looked at her for a second “Well if you like, I could help you learn the basics; I heard you have to learn everything as soon as possible, that you could be in some kind of trouble” he offered, clearly trying to be nice and make up for his initial rudeness “Yeah I guess so, the sad thing is I don’t even really know why I’m in trouble or who I’m hiding from, I feel like I’m living in a bubble and surely it should pop soon” she told him. He smiled at her; she really liked his smile. Ryder propped his mob up against the wall and removed his headphones fully. “Okay, first things first” he said “Do you know your primary element?” he asked her, she met his question with a very confused look “I’ll take that as a no then” he laughed. She couldn’t fully concentrate she kept looking at him, then noting things about him she hadn’t seen earlier. “Okay next plan, I’ll try the early basic primal test spells with you, we will soon see which you are strongest in” he ploughed on; oblivious to the scrutiny his features were being put through right now. “You have no idea what I’m on about do you” he asked “Nope, but you look so serious so I’ll let you carry on” she laughed. “Hey, don’t mock me, I’m trying to help you here” but he was only playing with her, no malice came through his voice. “What I’m going to do is call forth the elements to stand upon my hand, and then the one you can transfer to your own hand will be your primary element” he told her “Okay! but how do I do that? what spell do I say or whatever it is, I have never heard of this before, I have only been involved in magic for two days” she reminded him. “You don’t need to use a spell if it’s your element it will come to you”. Thea nodded. understanding. “Ready” he asked “Ready” she replied. Ryder held out his hand and murmured a couple words. Thea was sure the room filled with static electricity; the whole place was buzzing. Ryder extended his hand out towards her; somehow, she knew to copy him. Their fingers almost touching, she noted how much bigger his hand was to hers. “Focus, right now is not the time to examine cute guy’s hands” she silently scolded herself. Like lighting, all four elements jumped from Ryders open palm to Thea’s. Ryders face was a picture of pure shock, then awe. Thea was confused, “Umm Ryder, didn’t you say one primary element? Oh well I’m sure loads of people have all four” she shrugged. “No Thea they don’t, in fact it is incredibly rare for someone to have even two primary elements, I haven’t ever heard of someone having all four” his voice shock as well as his hands

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Thank you for letting me take part in your journey


Paying it forward

This morning I woke up to see more reviews for my novel, The Wolf, had appeared online. I have had such great feedback and support that I am humbled by the entire experience.

Since then, I have been thinking of a way to give back to the community of readers and authors that I have discovered. These people have all supported me in some way, from liking and sharing posts on my social media to buying and actually reviewing my work. So I decided to pay it forward.

First off I want to make it very clear, I AM NOT A REVIEWER! If I like someones work I will leave a review but I don’t want to be responsible for an *actual* review. What I do want to do is run an author profile a day through my website. I fully believe that knowing an author helps us connect to their material.

So every day for the next week or so, I will be sharing the profile of a self-published author on my website and social media to try and help promote someone else the way that many have promoted me.



#payitforward #authorprofile #helpinghand #giveasgoodasyouget #connecting #helpanauthor #herewego

New Release and My ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review : The Wolf (Gypsy Bastards Book 1) by Jade Marshall

WOW! What a way to start my Saturday. Yet another EPIC review! So glad people are enjoying The Wolf

Sassy Redhead Book Reviews

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The Wolf (Gypsy Bastards MC #1)

by Jade Marshall

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Being hurt and alone is nothing new to Hadley. She’s survived on her own for as long as she can remember, and no one will dictate the way she lives her life. With loss and pain dominating her memories, how can she put her faith in someone again?

Having no one to depend on besides his club has hardened Brandon to the outside world—and it’s exactly how he prefers it. The moment he lets people get close they always find a way to backstab him. There’s no room for love in his world.

Hadley and Brandon need a reason to let their walls down and let love in. Can two broken souls find a way to save each other?

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Moving on from the disappointment of Wolf not stopping me, I get comfortable. I get out of my jeans and…

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Release Day: The Wolf

This was my first review by an actual reviewer! This brought me to tears. I am not sure how many people have this feeling, but I was worried about my friends and family telling me that my work was actually better than it is because they were afraid of hurting my feelings. (Hope that sentence makes sense..) But having read this and finding that a virtual stranger actually enjoyed my work, probably made my entire damn year 😉

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#ReleaseDay #TheWolf #GyspyBastardsMC #JadeMarshall #REVIEW

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The Wolf (Gypsy Bastards MC #1)

by Jade Marshall

Add to your TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53429414-the-wolf

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Being hurt and alone is nothing new to Hadley. She’s survived on her own for as long as she can remember, and no one will dictate the way she lives her life. With loss and pain dominating her memories, how can she put her faith in someone again?

Having no one to depend on besides his club has hardened Brandon to the outside world—and it’s exactly how he prefers it. The moment he lets people get close they always find a way to backstab him. There’s no room for love in his world.

Hadley and Brandon need a reason to let their walls down and let love in. Can two broken souls find a way to…

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Cover Reveal: The Wolf (Book 1 in the Gypsy Bastards Series) by Jade Marshall

Today I just want to show my appreciation for everyone else. Here are some of the blog posts from my reviewers! Enjoy!

Sassy Redhead Book Reviews


The Wolf by Jade Marshall
(Book 1 in the Gypsy Bastards Series)

Hadley Freeman grew up around rough and tumble bikers. After the death of her brother she runs away from home and decides to stay as far away from bikers as humanly possible. Unfortunately life has other plans and the Gypsy Bastards storm into her life, trampling all her well laid plans. The beautiful and mysterious sergeant at arms, Wolf, sets his sights on her but the past intrudes and causes her to push him away.
Brandon “Wolf” Callaway has lived a life of self-imposed separation for the past few years, since the death of the woman he loved and their child. But one look at Hadley and he wants more. The only problem is they both continue to let the past intrude on the present.

After Hadley is kidnapped by a rival MC, Wolf must rescue the only…

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