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Bibliobules Bookish Wonderland 2015 Live Book Event
Bibliobules Bookish Wonderland 2015 Live Book Event

Bibliobules is an online and Live Event book community created by authors for authors, bloggers and readers. Our first event, Bookish Wonderland 2015 will take place Saturday, Dec. 12th in Pasdena, CA from 1pm to 6pm.

Meet the Authors
NY Times & USA Today Best Selling Author Melanie Shawn
Best Selling Author Jan Moran
Amazon Best Selling Author Martha Sweeney
Amazon Best Selling Author Elisa Marie Hopkins
Author Thomas Sweeney


$20 general admission early bird special ($30 at the door) - includes food/drinks/music/gifts/prizes and more

$75 Bibliobules Supporter admission (reg. $100) see website for details of special perks

Get YOUR Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bibliobules-bookish-wonderland-2015-tickets-19137305195

Book Signings + Food + Drinks + Gifts + Music + Photo Book + Giveaways + so much more

Hosted by:
Martha Sweeney
Elisa Marie Hopkins
Thomas Sweeney

The event will be streamed live via Periscope - be sure to connect and some readers who aren't at the event just might WIN an eBook, swag, paperback copies or other goodies!

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Breathe Out by Martha Sweeney

Breathe Out - Martha Sweeney

Breathe Out is the continuation of Emma's journey through life where she learns that giving up control can be more rewarding than fighting to keep it. She's broken a rule, one of her rules, and is toying with the idea of continuing. As she teeters on the edges of breaking more rules, Emma discovers more about herself in ways she never expected.

Emma's resolve is tested as life has its own set of rules that are thrown in the mix. Can she handle the challenges and changes with her friends, her rule breaking and her past? Will she embrace what life is offering her, or will she continue to deny herself love and happiness?

Yes . . . there is much more of Joe Covelli!

Indie 9 Giveaway
Indie 9 Giveaway

The #indie9giveaway is simple:

 

9 AUTHORS

8 WEEKS

72 WAYS TO WIN

 

Starting August 2, 2015 you'll have the chance to WIN either an autographed paperback or eBook from the following Authors:
1. Jeannine Colette - Pure Abandon
2. Lindsay Detwiler - Voice of Innocence
3. Cynthia A Rodriguez - Crashing Souls
4. Elisa Marie Hopkins - A Diamond in the Rough
5. AJ Compton - The Counting-Downers
6. AM Johnson - Still Life
7. Thomas Sweeney - The Harem
8. Nicole Hart - Love on a Dirt Road
9. Martha Sweeney - Breathe In

ENTER TO WIN on our Social Media Platforms!

 

More information: www.marthasweeney.com/blog

Breathe Out by Martha Sweeney Book Cover Reveal
Breathe Out by Martha Sweeney Book Cover Reveal
Breathe Out - Martha Sweeney

Well, here it is ladies!

You’ve waited and the time has finally come to see the official cover for Breathe Out, book #2 of the Just Breathe series.  Are you ready?  Are you sure?

 

I won’t give any spoilers here for those of you who have yet to read Breathe In, book #1 of the Just Breathe series, but . . . let’s just say that things become intense for Emma as her ‘Rules’ hang over her head.  Will she cave?  Will she break?  Will she maintain control?

The release date will be coming soon!

 

Enjoy!

Martha

Breathe In (Just Breathe, #1) - Martha Sweeney

I'm excited to share the news that Breathe In's first Autographed copy Book Giveaway through Goodreads.com was successful!  Over 1100 people entered the contest and June from Iowa was the lucky winner!  Congratulations June!  I hope you enjoy the first installment of Emma's story.

 

I was so excited about everything that I had a second contest, a Breathe In Music Playlist contest where the first person to guess the song that I deemed as Emma's theme song - they only got one chance to pick - would also WIN an autographed copy of my novel.  Cassandra from cassandrareadsalot.wordpress.com was the lucky winner!  Congratulations, Cassandra. 

 

More Giveaways are coming soon!  Be sure to check out Breathe In on Kindle, Nook, iBook, iTunes and Kobo - eBook only $3.99.  Paperback copies are also available.

 

Thanks again to everyone who has entered and who have added Breathe In to their TBR list.

 

Martha

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Breathe In (Just Breathe, #1) - Martha Sweeney

Breathe In is now available across the World on Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, NookiTunes and iBook!  

 

Emma has 8 golden rules when it comes to men, but they get called into question when she meet's her best female friend's boyfriend's best friend, Joe Covelli.  Will Emma break any of her rules with Joe?  If so, which one or ones?

 

Thank you to everyone who has supported me and to those who pre-ordered!  

 

I hope you like the beginning of Emma Peterson's story as much as I do.  Book 2, Breathe Out is already half way written and I can't wait to finish it and continue the fun.

 

Have questions and comments as you read, connect with me on Goodreads.com or on Twitter: @MSweeney_Author

Source: http://www.marthasweeney.com
"Laughing again, he states, “You and your rules.”

“Yep,” I return.

“So what are they?” he pokes.

“Why do you want to know?” I peruse, confident that I won’t tell him.

“Just in case I can convince you to break one or two,” he goads.

“None of your business,” I press back.

“That’s fine,” he says unfazed. “I have other sources who will tell me, if they haven’t already.”"
Breathe In (Just Breathe, #1) - Martha Sweeney

Sneak peek of a section from Breathe In . . . I'm not telling which chapter it's from.  You'll need to read it to find out! :)

 

Pre-Order on Amazon Kindle for only $3.99 NOW until the May 15th release.

 

Learn more at: www.marthasweeney.com

Source: http://marthasweeney.com/2015/05/07/sneak-peek-conversation-between-emma-and-joe-in-breathe-in
Breathe In (Just Breathe, #1) - Martha Sweeney

I'm having my first giveaway on Goodreads!  Enter to WIN an autographed copy!  Winner is announced at the end of May! :)

 

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/135558-breathe-in

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/135558-breathe-in
Breathe In (Just Breathe, #1) - Martha Sweeney

Breathe In Pre-Order is NOW Available on Kindle!  Get it for only $3.99 (regular price $6.99 which will occur starting the release date of May 15, 2015).

 

Buy NOW!

Breathe In (Just Breathe, #1) - Martha Sweeney

My first erotic, romance novel will be released May 15, 2015 via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBook and more.  The second and third books will be released later this year!  

 

Read an excerpt of the first 3 Chapters on Goodreads or my website (links below).

 

Contact me with questions or comments!

 

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Civil Disobedience Review

Civil Disobedience - Henry David Thoreau

Needed a break from editing and read Civil Disobedience for the first time. Loved it. It's a key piece of literature that I think everyone should read, not just in America, but all over the world concerning everything that is occurring in governments all across the world.

Peace - Love - Prosperity - Happiness to You and Everyone

Review: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged - Leonard Peikoff, Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand is one of my favorite authors and I have only read Atlas Shrugged. I saw the first two movies after a friend had mentioned them and loved the subject matter. After being sadly disappointed with the third movie (Atlas Shrugged Part III), I felt compelled to read the book. The first two movies were fairly decent representations of the story, but unfortunately in my opinion, the third was not.

To start, I'm not here to preach political beliefs to anyone. I strongly agree with Ayn's perspective on life. If you want to have a long conversation about it or a debate, I'm not interested in doing so. I know that we all have different perspectives and opinions about life and how things should be. That's what makes life so fun and exciting. Different points of views that offer us insight into determining if we do or don't like something, and if we choose to incorporate more of those things in our own lifes.

The message is poignant and the characters are strong. I think that everyone, from every country, can gain immense value by reading Atlas Shrugged.

Ayn is not American born and I appreciate her work ethic and mentality greatly. I'm excited to read more of her works.

Reading progress update: I've read 928 out of 1168 pages.

Atlas Shrugged - Leonard Peikoff, Ayn Rand

I'm in the home stretch now!  Love the days of biking at the gym.  It makes it so much easier to read. :)

Reblogged from Thomas Sweeney - Author:
Look what I spy with my little eye . . .
Look what I spy with my little eye . . .
The Harem on a shelf with Fifty Shades, Captivated by You, In His Keeping, The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty...
The Harem on a shelf with Fifty Shades, Captivated by You, In His Keeping, The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty...
Vroman's Bookstore
Vroman's Bookstore
The Harem on a isle end shelf with Fifty Shades, Captivated by You, In His Keeping, The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty...
The Harem on a isle end shelf with Fifty Shades, Captivated by You, In His Keeping, The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty...
The Harem - Thomas Sweeney

You can buy The Harem on Amazon.com, Barnesandnobles.com, SteamyRomanceBooks.com, Smashwords.com . . . but NOW . . . you can buy The Harem directly on a bookshelf!

 

Vroman’s Bookstore of Pasadena, California, is the first brick and mortar bookstore to offer The Harem directly to its customers. You can buy a paperback copy off the shelf. They’ve also added The Harem paperback and ebook editions on their website as well.

 

We are very grateful to Vroman’s for adding The Harem to their romance collection! Though Thomas Sweeney is a local, California author, Vroman’s immediately placed The Harem on an end of the isle shelf with world-renowned authors such as E. L. James, Sylvia Day, Maya Banks, Anne Rice, Sylvain Reynard and L. Marie Adeline.

 

Thanks so much Vroman’s for this wonderful opportunity! We were very excited when we found The Harem on the shelf, and even better, that one of the copies was sold before the end of the day, today, February, 18, 2015.

 

Vroman’s has been established in Pasadena California since 1895. Be sure to keep books alive, and more importantly, keep local bookstores alive!

 

Support local bookstores and purchase directly from Vroman's if you don't live in Pasadena, CA: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/book/9780986227202

 

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!

Kindest Regards,

Thomas (author)

Source: http://www.theharembook.com/blog
Breathe In by Martha Sweeney
Breathe In by Martha Sweeney

My first  erotic romance novel, Breathe In of the Just Breathe series, will be released May 15, 2015!  I'm so excited!

 

More information coming soon...

 

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Review of Afterburn by Sylvia Day

Afterburn - Sylvia Day

I was a little disappointed with this short story series. I guess I should have read this before the Crossfire Series because CS was much better and was written after Aftershock and Afterburn.

 

I did listen to this one on audiobook which might have been the reason for the lower score. I didn't like the narrator or how she was portraying the female character. There were opportunities where this story could have really developed and been interesting and I was disappointed that there wasn't more substance.

 

I'm a reader who likes to read a great captivating story that needs to be told even around the steamy sex scenes.