Welcome to the Saturday morning post where bloggers can introduce themselves. Each week I will share a small selection of bloggers at random either new contacts or those who provide author and blogger services.
Basically this is a watering hole for bloggers across all the areas of interest. Watering holes are very useful for meeting like-minded people and also a way to grow a supportive and sharing community.
If you are NEW to smorgasbord it would be great if you could introduce yourself in the comments.. a brief intro and then a link to the post that you feel best represents your blogging style.
If you are a REGULAR visitor to the blog then please do leave a link to your latest post too, so that we can visit and share.
The idea is to encourage more readers to your posts and an opportunity for us to get to know you better.
The community that kindly supports me is always welcoming, and you will find a great deal of support and encouragement especially for new bloggers.
I look forward to finding out more about you. Sally
The first blogger this week is a new contact, LeighAnn is a book blogger/reviewer… always useful person to know. She has been reviewing books for years but has recently moved her blog over to WordPress this year.
About LeighAnn Schneider of MaMa’s Book Corner.
Hello all! My name is LeighAnn and I am a book blogger/reviewer. I have been reviewing books for authors and publishers on my blog since 2012.
I am a mother to some awesome kiddos and a couple fur babies. Reading is my passion (outside of my family) so I would love to share this passion with you! I have just recently switched over to WordPress because I was having a hard time keeping up with Blogger on the go (and as a mom of 5 I’m always on the go) and it was just much more convenient to move it over here! So I’m basically starting fresh and hoping for the best!
I’d love to read your comments and engage with you! If you do follow I’ll also be more than happy to go check your blog out and return the favor. Thanks for stopping by!
Here is the link to contact LeighAnn if you would like her to review your book: https://mamasbookcorner.wordpress.com/contact/
Here is an extract from one of LeighAnn’s recent reviews for Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills.
I received this book in one of my Owlcrate subscription boxes. It was a nice change from what I normally read as it was very light and funny. I don’t read many contemporary novels but maybe I should. Parts of this book had me cracking up laughing.
I am in love with the characters in this book. They were so well developed. Each character had their own unique personality and their own flaws. Nobody was perfect, they were real, and I appreciated that. It was refreshing.
My favorite character by far was Gideon. He is so sweet and patient but also super quirky and funny. The things he would say had me laughing all throughout the book. You can’t help but like him.
Head over and check out the complete review: https://mamasbookcorner.wordpress.com/2018/02/17/foolish-heartsreview/
Meet Sam Smith at Fifty Something.
I’ve realised over the years that the more you rush around & stress over things the more you tread water and get no-where.
I’ve also learnt that you always feel a whole heap better if you politely distance yourself away from those negative people who just like to try to pull you down for no apparent reason other than the fact that it may make themselves feel better – stay with the positive people in your life, you’ll know who they are.
I’m Sam, I live in Yorkshire, England, I’m fifty something and never felt better. Like most people, I’ve had many life experiences both good and bad. Many have been happy & exciting, some devastating and some quite boring. Since turning fifty I have now realised it’s time to take a step sideways, maybe step out of that box, out of that comfort zone, do those things that others may raise an eyebrow to, and Laugh – a lot.
Fifty is just a number 🙂
There seems to be a temporary problem with Sam’s blog since yesterday and hopefully it will be resolved shortly.
Here is one of Sam’s latest posts about her new home aboard a boat: https://lovingthefiftysomething.com/2018/02/07/how-to-create-a-utility-room-on-a-boat/
The third blogger I would like to showcase is Jane Kelsey who is a book reviewer and supporter of Indie authors. She accepts physical book copies for review and she is interested in the following genres and kick-ass female protagonists….
- romance (not erotica!)
You can find out how to submit your book here: https://janekelsey.com/review-policy-contact/
Here is an extract from a recent review.
A deadly infection threatens to wipe out humanity. The only people who can stem its advance are the Silver, a vampiric race who offer a simple exchange: protection in return for blood and subservience. It’s not a deal that Emmy’s willing to make, but as her world burns around her she finds herself in the arms of the enemy and the line between oppressor and saviour begins to blur. ” (Goodreads)
Genre: Fantasy, Dystopia, Romance.
Imagine the world as we know it coming to an end and being caught between two races: Vampires (Silvers) and Zombies (Weepers). It does sound good, doesn’t it? Once the Weeper’s infection start spreading, Emmy has one chance at salvation: to submit her life to the Silvers for protection because being human became a hell lot more complicated…
What I like about Emmy is that she is not scared of speaking her own mind and not wanting to be bossed around. Her friends are so important to her that she would risk everything for them, and she does. I really liked her for that. However, she is also quite childish and not realising the severity of her situation and instead focusing on the drama of Hot guy 1 and Hot guy 2. She also never stopped to question things and making an actual survival plan… when the end of days come and you depend of those in power, antagonising them is not the best solution!! She was lucky that the love triangle kept her alive. I also had some issues in regards to some of her choices…
Read the rest of the review here: https://janekelsey.com/2018/02/16/bookreview-a-bargain-in-silver-by-josie-jaffrey/
Just a reminder that this is a watering hole and a place to share your latest post and introduce yourself if you are new to the blog or would like to mingle with the other guests.
Thanks for dropping in and look forward to hearing from you. Sally