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Princess Of The Light by N.N. Light.

 

 

N N Light Author Pic1I had the immense pleasure of interviewing Mrs N, (N.N. Light) author of Princess Of The Light back in November of last year. She grew up as an only child from a small town in Minnesota and has loved reading from as far back as she can remember. The small world around her and the imaginary worlds of books inspired her to become an astute storyteller from a very early age. More can be learned in Mrs N’s interview.

 

Princess Of The Light

Synopsis

Mary is chosen by God to be the Princess of the Light to help spread the light and the truth. Her first assignment is to help a homeless man find the light again. He used to be one of God’s chosen but was deceived and became full of darkness. Bringing him back into the light is not an easy task as there are demons blocking her every move as she strives to get close to him. Another task is for Mary to banish, Lisbeth, an extremely powerful demon commander from the earth. Both tasks put her friends, loved ones and anyone close to her in grave danger.

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Review

The premise of the story is good and very promising. The story clearly portrays Mrs N’s passion for the homeless and the hungry. (Mrs N donates some of the proceeds from her book to food banks… a very worthy cause.) And, her faith as a Christian.

I like Mary’s character and as it develops she becomes something like a Christian Buffy the Vampire Slayer fighting demons… cocking her head, the way she talks, a bit of attitude… It may be that Mrs N has never watched or read Buffy, but that’s what comes to mind.

I have to admit I was a little disappointed on how easily André came back to the light. The story starts out really strong but gets a little weak in the middle. I wanted more of a struggle, a bit more kick. She could have done so much more with this. However, Mrs N makes up for things somewhat in the final showdown between Mary and Lisbeth.

There were a few places where I got lost with who was speaking and I know this can easily be remedied with a bit of editing so I’ll say no more. The real let down was near the end where there are a few more in-depth grammatical errors. I get the feeling that Mrs N was excited about getting to the end of her story where most of the action is and got carried away a little. I’ve done the same thing myself so I understand how and why it happens. Once again, it’s nothing that a bit of editing can’t fix.

Because of the last two parts of my review. I have to give this book three and a half stars, but it could easily be turned into a four star book for me.

Author of the Month… Margaret Lynette Sharp!

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Margaret Lynette Sharp!

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Margaret has won the spotlight on Author  Of  The Month for January 2015 and has a picture and direct link to her book, Of Love and Secrets, posted for a limited time on Kev’s blog!

Presenting, Margaret Lynette Sharp, Everyone!

Margaret’s Interview

 

For more information on how YOU may have the same opportunity to appear on Author Of The Month visit my page. 

Updates/New Pages/Kev’s Book Reviews

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Hi folks, I have added a couple more pages to my blog. I decided that Author of the month, being as popular as it is now, deserves its own page with a little more depth. Done! I’ve updated my author interviews page with some new information as well, but I really want to bring a special focus to my newest page: Kev’s Author Reviews.

If you have interviewed with me in any way, shape or form this may be of particular interest to you as I am now offering book reviews to authors whom I have interviewed. More information can be found on that page. It could well be that you have published a couple of books since then and wish to interview with me again about your latest work. If that’s the case, drop on by!

If you’re new to this blog and thinking, Whoa! What’s all this then? I’ve updated my welcome page which explains all with links and added features. :) If you’re an author I have three pages that will be of significance to you:

  • Kev’s Author Interviews
  • Author of the Month
  • Kev’s Book Reviews

Feel free to browse around and enquire at will.

Miedo 2 First Review!

Miedo 2: A Reckoning With Fear

Miedo 2: A Reckoning With Fear

by Kevin Cooper (Goodreads Author)
Miedo’s story continues in this chilling sequel to Meido: Living Beyond Childhood Fear. As Miedo comes into young adulthood, he is confronted with new challenges and more demons while he searches for answers to his past through Spiritualism. But, rather than finding answers, he is left with more questions as a plethora of paranormal experiences and supernatural phenomena o
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This is the second book in Kevin Cooper’s autobiographical series about the young boy Miedo, who has strange paranormal experiences in his life and a disrupted childhood.

We’ve left the young boy and the teenager of the first book behind as Miedo moves into adulthood. He discovers spiritualism and christianity in his quest to rid his life of demons. And like most young men, he discovers motor bikes, girls and unemployment. As with the first book, Miedo’s resilience sees him through dark times: the frightening nights and the bleakness of periods of unemployment between jobs.

His involvement with the Church of the Nazarene provides him with a social life, as well as a religious purpose. There is a youth group and day trips organised by the church. When a young American student comes to the church, Miedo starts by showing her around his home city of Hull but their feelings for each other quickly become deeper.

Miedo 2 is very much a book about that transitional period of our life when we leave behind the safety net of our childhood years and strike out on our own. Finding work, deciding on a direction in life, keeping old friends and finding new ones, and embarking on sexual relationships.

Kevin describes these years well, particularly the highs and lows of the emotions that accompany this transition into adulthood. The strengths of the book are in the portrayal of his relationships with family and friends, the intimate sharing of his thoughts with us, and the optimistic, positive ending, which draws a line under this stage of his life yet leaves us wanting to know how Miedo will cope with the start of his new and very different life. Hopefully Miedo 3 will be published later this year.

Miedo 2 stands as a story in its own right, but it’s also well worth reading the first book in the series. Kevin has a distinctive writing style that makes it easy for the reader to empathise with Miedo, who, despite the disadvantages and setbacks that come his way, is determined to overcome them and make a success of his life. It’s an inspiring read.

Thank you for an amazing review, Kate!

 

KAI Presents… Susanne Leist!

Kev’s Author Interviews Presents…

Susanne Leist!

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Short Bio

Susanne Leist graduated with an M.B.A. in Finance. Wherever life has led her, through the hectic commodities’ markets or the number-crunching field of budgeting, she’s continued to read and daydream. Unbeknownst to her, she had been pursuing her dream all along, her dream of putting her words down on paper for everyone to enjoy. She currently resides on Long Island with her husband, two daughters, and Maltese.

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Kev: What is your latest book about, Susanne?

The Dead Game

Linda moves to a small town to live a quiet life. She opens a bookstore and makes new friends. Life is simple–that is until the dead body washes up on shore. Linda is horrified to find that dead bodies and disappearing tourists are common for this town. As soon as the sun sets, the residents are stalked by dark shadows. But this is only the beginning.

Linda and her friends receive an unsigned invitation to a party at a deserted house. They are pursued through revolving rooms and dangerous traps, barely escaping with their lives. Two of their own remain trapped in the house. Or so they think.

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They must embark on a difficult journey, chased by unnatural creatures, not knowing whom to trust, to uncover the one controlling the game and everyone else in town.  Who are The Dead? Are they humans or vampires?

The Dead Game has begun.

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Kev’s Book Reviews… Coming Soon!

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That’s right folks! Very shortly I’m going to have a whole new CAT… err-category ;) on my blog filled with wonderful book reviews. (no, not mine!) Straight to you from Kev’s Author Interviews/Author of The Month, I am going to be presenting  solid reviews from books by authors I have interviewed!

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Stay tuned folks and watch out for Kev’s Book Reviews! :D

Miedo 2 Giveaway!

 

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B&NMiedo1Here it is folks:

I am going to give away a signed paperback copy of Miedo 2: A Reckoning With Fear (left) to three very lucky people who can answer the following three questions from each part of, Miedo: Living Beyond Childhood Fear. (right)

The Questions

 

A.   How would Miedo describe the house down Rosamond Street?

  1. A happy, lively place to live in.
  2. Not bad, as houses go.
  3. Cold and lifeless.

B.  Where did Miedo feel at one with the world around him?

  1. Flamborough.
  2. Rosamond Street.
  3. School

C. Why couldn’t Miedo join the army?

  1. He couldn’t speak properly.
  2. They were full and not taking on new recruits
  3. He was told he wouldn’t pass the medical when they saw his hearing aid.

To enter simply select your answers in the form below and send:

I will make a print out of all entrees that answer the three questions correctly and place the names in a container of some sort. Then Aragorn, Rico and myself will each paw one from the container (no peek-a-boos!) and the purr-fectly selected names will be announced. =^..^=  =^..^= :D

The contest is open to everyone and ends on Miedo 2’s release date: 5th March 2015. Winners will be announced shortly after.

Good Luck, Everyone!

 

Miedo 2

It’s ready! I uploaded the final version of my manuscript to Amazon last night. (Exciting times!) I can tell you now, that it is around the same length as its prequel. M2 is just shy of 30,000 words whereas, M is just shy of 33,000.  I say this because a lot of my readers mentioned how they enjoyed being able to read M in one or two sittings. Anyway, Miedo 2: A Reckoning With Fear, will be released on March 5th. However, it is available to pre-order for those of you who are interested. Click the pic! :)

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A Reckoning With Fear

Miedo’s story continues in this chilling sequel to Miedo: Living Beyond Childhood Fear. As Miedo comes into young adulthood, he is confronted with new challenges and more demons while he searches for answers to his past through Spiritualism. But, rather than finding answers, he is left with more questions as a plethora of paranormal experiences and supernatural phenomena occur in his life once again. He is eventually led down the path to Christendom, but will he be able to face his fears and find happiness? Journey with Miedo: A Reckoning With Fear.

Disclaimer: Miedo 2: A Reckoning With Fear contains sensitive and adult content that may be upsetting for some people and is not suitable for children of any age. 

The Sunday Show – Defining Moments with Author Kevin Cooper

Kev:

Thanks to the wonderful Sally for hosting me on The Sunday Show!

Originally posted on Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life:

The reason that I call my blog Smorgasbord Invitation is a personal reflection on my life to this point and to be honest going forward in my life. I have lived in a lot of different countries, spoken languages long despatched to the shredder in my head and met people from wonderful cultures who have inspired me to write and create.

What has this to do with my guest today? Well, Kevin Cooper has also led a life of change regarding countries, education and occupations to end up as a writer and musician with a blog that is a warm and welcoming place to visit as well as promote yourself.

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Kevin is an author with five star reviews for his work and here are some examples from Amazon for his first book Miedo: Living Beyond Childhood Fear

‘ Living Beyond Childhood Fear by Kevin Cooper starts out like something…

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The Sunday Show – Defining Moments – The next three guests.

Kev:

Don’t miss The Sunday Show on Sally’s wonderful site this weekend! :)

Originally posted on Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life:

We are now in week seven of Defining Moments and it has been very interesting to discover what the guests on the show consider to be their defining moments.

Here is the link for the previous ‘Defining Moment’ Sunday Shows with Nicholas C. Rossis, Charles E Yallowitz, Seumas Gallacher, Viv Drewa, Ali Isaac and Carol Balawyder
https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/the-sunday-show-defining-moments/

The line up for the next three weeks will be, I am sure, equally interesting and this Sunday Kevin Cooper shares his life, work and also the moments in his life that influenced the direction he would travel..

On Sunday March 1st artist Michael Birchmore who is preparing for his first major exhibition will be joining us followed on Sunday March 8th by Sally Ember an educationalist and author.

I am booked with guests through to the end of March but of course would love to hear from you.. It of course offers…

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