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A journal where you can learn what I'm up to on my books, giveaways, fun things I'm doing or even my own personal devotional for the day. It's a broad mix of what's on my mind, allowing me to feel a little bit closer to some of the most important people in my life -- YOU! So please stop by from time to time, and if you have questions or comments, I'd love to hear from you via the "Contact Julie" tab or via my Facebook page.  Hugs, Julie

 

2:47PM

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

 

Eeek ... Liberty's Coming!

Have you Pre-ordered?

WHOOOO-EEEEE ... I am sooooooo excited and I hope you are, too, because this series is gonna be a fun one, my friends, guaranteed!

So fun, in fact, that I am plowing through book 1, Love's Silver Lining at a fast clip, so who knows? I may release it in late spring or early summer instead of the fall!

ALL PRAYERS APPRECIATED for supernatural productivity and creativity. Oh, and anointing ... lots and lots of anointing! ;)  THANK YOU!!

 

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Pre-Order Sale! 

You know, you guys are some of my favorite people, and the thought occurred to me that my closest reader friends should get a discount if they pre-order, so let's do it!

Anybody that pre-orders Liberty before its release date of November 24th, will get a dollar off, making it a steal at $2.99. It goes up to $3.99 on the 24th, so I hope you take advantage.

 PRE-ORDER FOR LOVE OF LIBERTY HERE

Uh, I will warn you, however, that I went a little crazy on the kissing scenes, so there are lots of little clips like this one, where Finn and Liberty are butting heads over festival co-chair business:

πŸ’œβ€οΈπŸ’œ

      “Mr. McShane, wait!” Libby called after she said her goodbyes to the ladies, hurrying to catch up with Finn. “We are not done here, sir.”

     Finn wheeled around in the open doorway of the V&T, hand on the knob and a scowl on his face. “What is it now, Miss O’Shea?” he boomed, loud enough for Miss Delilah and everyone on the street and walkway to hear. “You’ve already taken up most of my lunch hour.”

     “I’d like to discuss the park benches some more.” She nodded at several ladies who passed her on the boardwalk as she stopped before Finn.

     “Of course you would,” he said in a near growl, charging into the V&T while a wide-eyed Delilah looked on. He paused at the door of his office to glare, hands on his hips. “Let me guess—now you want to add little lacey pillows with hearts and flowers on them.”

     “Don’t be ridiculous, you mule.” Libby closed the front door behind her with a little too much force, sparing a strained smile in Miss Delilah’s direction before she followed Finn into his office. “I want to discuss how the V&T might benefit from possibly donating a bench or two.”

     “For the love of mercy, Miss Bell, the V&T has already given their all to this festival, not to mention the excessive time of its director whose been hounded to death by his co-chair.” He turned his back on her to storm to his desk, grumbling all the way.

     “You want hounded?” Libby slammed the door behind her with a rattle of the glass and marched right around his desk. “I’ll show you ‘hounded.’”

     “Oh yes, ma’am, please—‘hound’ away,” Finn said in her ear as he butted her to the wall with a low groan, smothering her neck with kisses. “Heaven help me, I’ve missed you, Libby.”

 

❀️ FB Live: Thurs., 11/16 at Noon CST!

Yep, it's that time again when I go LIVE on Facebook, only this time anyone who comes by and leaves a question for me not only wins an e-copy of For Love of Liberty, but they will have a character named after them in that very book AND their choice of any of my indie e-books, including Romance-ology 101, so come on by! I will pick the winner this weekend and announce it in my next Journal Jot.

 JULIE'S FACEBOOK LIVE


πŸŽ‰ We Have a Winner!

MEGA Thanks to everybody who came by to watch the video interview I did for Cara Grandle's Periscope show. I really appreciate your support.

Quite a few of you came by, but unfortunately only one can win, and that winner is:

Cheryl Fouts Herndon

So SUPER CONGRATS to Cheryl -- I will be in touch! And THANK YOU to everyone else for entering. If you missed the video and would like to see it, just head on over to Youtube at the following link:

 JULIE'S PERISCOPE VIDEO INTERVIEW

 

πŸ“š 1 Novel & 4 Novellas 99 cents each!

Gear up for the holidays with some fun reads for only 99 cents each, so do check them out!

A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW

A WHISPER OF HOPE

THE BEST GIFT OF ALL

GRACE LIKE RAIN

THE GIFT OF GRACE

πŸ€— Hugs & Happy Weekend!

Julie

10:26AM

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

"True liberty is doing the right thing."

For Love of Liberty by Julie Lessman

You know, most of the spiritual lessons in my books are things I have learned the hard way ... uh, kind of like my characters do because, well, I hate to go through things alone!

But I have NEVER written a book where I actually learned the spiritual lesson ON THE SPOT.

Until my latest novel — For Love of Liberty. And yes, it is a short novel rather than the novella I originally intended it to be because frankly I have trouble writing short stories.

Oh, what a surprise! ;)

So, what's the lesson I learned? Well, it's our header quote today, which is taken from the book — "True liberty is doing the right thing."

And how did I learn it?

Not easily, I can tell you that! You see, last week my husband and I were vandalized. Now, mind you, we live in a gated community, so we always feel fairly safe. Safe, that is, until someone slashed our tires. Unfortunately, we heavily suspect who did it, but we do not have proof. So we bit the bullet, and paid the $600 to rectify the situation.

Only I didn't count on the barrage of fear and bitterness that came along with it.

Do you have any idea HOW many prayers I have prayed for the person who did this? TONS AND TONS. Because as most of you know, I believe in praying for those who persecute you and praising and thanking God in the midst of trials. So I do it all. Over and over again.

But you know what? I have blood in my veins. Which means I am a human being who, YES, has an Irish temper, and is also a CDQ (caffeinated drama queen). So no matter how much success I had in trying to pray, forgive, and praise God in this situation, somehow the devil always managed to sneak in and trip me up here and there. Like late at night when my body and mind are tired. Or when I was on the treadmill in front of the window — a window that just happens to look straight at the culprit's house. Or whenever I looked out our kitchen window to the car that was vandalized, wondering if and when the vandal would do it again. Trust me — the devil has been relentless!

Case in point. I prayed nonstop for this vandal when it happened, asking God to bless him and bring him to know Jesus. And I did beautifully all day long. But when my husband and I went to bed that night, we got into a fight because he did not want to tell the police his suspicions of who we thought the vandal might be, and I wanted him to. "We don't have any proof, Julie," he said, and I argued that we needed to tell the police every hunch we had — hunches that were not only confirmed by our gut, but by several other people who'd seen things as well.

Yes, Keith and I finally did make up and go to bed, but it was difficult sleeping that night. For Keith because we'd argued, which we seldom do. For me, because I have an imagination like a runaway train, so I envisioned the slasher coming back and hurting more than our tires. Both of us wrestled with fear and anger for a long while that night.

Keith finally fell asleep, and I was reading, although I will admit that it was difficult to concentrate. And then, all at once, in my mind's ear, I heard the phrase from my book, "true liberty is doing the right thing," a spiritual theme I had sown into For Love of Liberty. Suddenly in one wild thud of my heart, I realized that true liberty for me was following God's will in this situation, and not allowing the devil to turn me into an angry, unforgiving person like the person who slashed our tires. Because that's what satan wants, and I will not give it to him. Fear and bitterness — the devil's tools — were trying to ruin my life and my husband's, and we will not let it. Instead we will honor God and pray for a person who desperately needs Jesus.

So I learned in a most personal way that "true liberty IS doing the right thing," and true liberty is honoring God. I don't know about you, but this is the mantra of my soul because I want to be free. How 'bout you?

 

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ New Novel -- For Love of Liberty!

It's coming, I promise! I finally finished my prequel novella to my Silver Lining Ranch series, For Love of Liberty, scheduled for release November 24th.

 Only there's one problem.

Uh, it's no longer a novella, so I hope you guys don't mind. Nope, it's a short novel, which is why it took me a bit longer to get it out, but I hope you will think it's worth it and consider pre-ordering. Here's the jacket blurb:

 

A Match Made in Heaven?

Or Someplace a Whole Lot Warmer?

She’s stubborn, educated, and looking
to give women the vote.
He’s bullheaded, successful, and looking
to give her a piece of his mind.
 But when things heat up, they just may give each other
a piece of their hearts.

 PRE-ORDER FOR LOVE OF LIBERTY HERE


😳 Facebook LIVE -- Q&A with a CDQ!

I invite you to join me for another fun Facebook Live THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017 at 12:00 NOON CST, when I will be giving away THREE copies of For Love of Liberty.

How can you win? Just show up during the FB Live on my author page and leave a comment OR send me a question you want answered, and if I answer it during the FB Live, you automatically win your choice of any one of my e-books, including For Love of Liberty. So, be sure to put it on your calendar, and hope to see you there!

 JULIE'S FACEBOOK LIVE


πŸŽ‰ Giveaway!

Have you seen the video interview I did for Cara Grandle's Periscope show? It's geared to writers, but I think readers would find it interesting, too, so come on by.

And if you DO and leave a comment, you'll be entered to win a copy of For Love of Liberty, so I hope to see you there!

 JULIE'S PERISCOPE VIDEO INTERVIEW

 

πŸ“š 2 Novels/4 Novellas 99 cents each!

Gear up for the holidays with some fun reads for only 99 cents each, so do check them out!

A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW

ISLE OF HOPE

A WHISPER OF HOPE

THE BEST GIFT OF ALL

GRACE LIKE RAIN

THE GIFT OF GRACE

πŸ€— Hugs!

Julie

2:19AM

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

 

 

Boy-oh-boy, do I have some great giveaways/news for you!


πŸŽ‚ A Birthday Party & YOU Get the Gifts!

First of all, please forgive me for failing to mention in my last Journal Jots that OCTOBER is the 10th BLOGAVERSARY for my group author blog, Seekerville!!

So what does that mean for you? Well, it means you have four chances to win one of FOUR $50 AMAZON GIFT CARDS, a KINDLE FIRE WITH ALEXA, and lots and lots of FREE BOOKS, another KINDLE E-READER, CANDY, and other fun gifts.

Add to this some of our best blogs of the year by guests such as Tamera Alexander, Susan May Warren, editors, and agents, and you have a win-win for anyone that comes by.

How? Just come on by Seekerville and leave a comment, and you're in the draw -- it's THAT easy!! The more comments you leave (one per day is perfect), the more chances you have to win the daily prize, the weekly prize of $50 gift card, and then the monthly grand prize of the Kindle Fire with Alexa. Here's the link -- hope to see you there!

 πŸŽ‰ SEEKERVILLE'S BIRTHDAY PARTY LINK! πŸŽ‰

 

πŸ‘ We Have Winners!

Whew! I've had a lot of giveaways this last month or so, and I have another planned below, so be sure to check it out. In the meantime, SUPER CONGRATS to the winners of the following contests, each of whom will have their choice of any of my indie e-books including my latest, His Steadfast Love, Romance-ology 101, any of my four newly released novellas OR an e-copy of my upcoming novella, For Love of Liberty (see surprise cover real down below for JJ readers only!). If you see your name below, PLEASE contact me through email or my website, okay?

 WINNER OF THE "50 SHADES OF PRAY" GIVEAWAY:

Laurie Wood

WINNER OF MY LAST FACEBOOK LIVE GIVEAWAY:

Kelly Reed Brown

WINNER OF THE IND'TALE MAGAZINE COVER VOTE

(which I didn't win, but am grateful to all who voted!)

Martha Artyomenko

WINNER OF THE "SUITE T BLOG" GIVEAWAY:

Mindy Houng

 

😳 Facebook Live Tomorrow!

Come join me on my FB Author Page for another FB Live Q&A with a CDQ THURSDAY, OCT. 12, AT 7PM CDT. Laura Frantz was supposed to be my guest, but unfortunately she has come down with a flu bug and raspy throat, so I will be reading a few answers to questions y'all asked Laura last time.

But ... I will be sharing one of my favorite TRUE stories, so you'll want to stop by. AND ... if you show up during the actual FB Live, you'll be in the draw for a signed paperback from Laura and an e-book from me! Hope to see you there!

JULIE'S FB AUTHOR PAGE

 

πŸ“” Cover Reveal for New Novella!

Good news, bad news.

The good news is I will be releasing a brand-new novella called For Love of Liberty in the near future.

The bad news is I am behind schedule on it, so I may or may not get it out in time for Christmas. :( 

But stay tuned to Journal Jots because that's where I will announce the release date first, okay? So if you have not subscribed to Journal Jots (which means you receive an email with the blog in it every single time I post), then I highly recommend you do so by entering your email into the SUBSCRIBE box at the top right-hand of this page.

More good news is that I will be giving sneak peeks at the 1st chapter in the near future, so keep your eyes peeled for Journal Jot emails, okay? Meanwhile, here's the blurb:

 

A Match Made in Heaven?

Or Someplace a Whole Lot Warmer? 

She’s stubborn, educated, and looking to give women the vote.

He’s bullheaded, successful, and looking to give her a piece of his mind.

 But when things heat up, they just may give each other

a piece of their hearts.

 

πŸ“Ή Video Interview for Writers!

On Tuesday, September 26th, I had the privilege of being interviewed via live video on Cara Grandle's Periscope show, which is geared to writers. But I have to admit, I had a blast, so I hope the interview is really fun for both writers and readers.

Almost three hundred people showed up, so THANK YOU to those of you who lent their support. Since the live interview, Cara has posted the video on Youtube, so here's that link if you want to check it out:

JULIE'S PERISCOPE VIDEO INTERVIEW

WITH CARA GRANDLE

 

  πŸ“š 2 Novels/4 Novellas 99 cents each!

If you haven't read any of the books below, then NOW'S your chance to get a sweet deal, so do check them out!

A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW

ISLE OF HOPE

A WHISPER OF HOPE

THE BEST GIFT OF ALL

GRACE LIKE RAIN

THE GIFT OF GRACE

πŸ€— Hugs!

Julie

 

1:48AM

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

And I'll praise you in this storm
And I will lift my hands
That You are who You are
No matter where I am ...

Praise You in This Storm by Casting Crowns (GREAT video!)

If you have been reading this blog over the years, then you already know how seriously I take Psalm 34:11 —
"I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth." 

Because frankly, anybody can praise God when things are going good, but it is people of faith and obedience who praise Him in the midst of the storms raging in their lives.

I had just such an opportunity this week when both my daughter and I praised God in the midst of a truly heart-wrenching situation. One that threatened to steal my peace, my joy, and my sleep, as well as my daughter's. But we did what we always do —
we praised and thanked God in the face of our heartbreak and asked Him to make good from it like He promises in Romans 8:28: "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose."

And you know what? Suddenly the weight lifted off of our shoulders onto His, proving His Word true once again.

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation,

by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,

will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

--Philippians 4:7

So this situation yesterday was a good reminder for me — and I hope for you too — that there is peace and power in praising God no matter what storm you are facing in your life. It's one of the ways God's given us to defeat our spiritual enemies — be they depression, fear, despair, whatever! By praising and thanking Him in the face of these trials, we can most effectively stomp on the devil's head, channeling all our hurt and frustration into crushing that snake's influence in our lives like God promised we would do in Genesis 3:15:

"He (man) will crush your head, and you (satan) will strike his heel."

Yes, the devil strikes our heels over and over in this life, but WE have the victory in Christ AND the joyous opportunity to grind that slimeball's head into the ground by praising God in the midst of awful situations. Painful situations inflicted by satan himself, not only to "kill, steal, and destroy, but to tempt us to turn on God like Adam and Eve did in the Garden. That jerk hopes our trials will cause us to curse God instead of him, but we have the last laugh by praising God instead — unleashing the Almighty's peace and power to handle anything that nips at our heels.

Many of you will remember several situations in prior Journal Jots blogs when I did just that and came out the joyous victor, whether it was the day I was laid off from my job as a single woman with no other means of support or something as simple as praising God when I stubbed my toe and wanted to scream curse words instead. I crushed the devil's head in both situations, and trust me -- it's a rush of peace and joy unlike any other!

Try it. You'll like it, I promise! ;)

Hugs and Happy Stomping!

Julie

 Check Out My Facebook Live w/Laura Frantz!

WE DID IT! Laura and I did FB Live together as a test, so check out the video below, then be sure to mark your calendar for my next Facebook Live on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12 —
Q&A with Laura Frantz.
There will be a double giveaway -- one of my books and one of Laura's, so do come by, okay?

 

Blog Giveaway!

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 - THURSDAY, 9/28/17:  Want another chance to win any TWO of my indie e-books INCLUDING my (shhh ... it's a secret, but I'll be doing a cover reveal in my next JJ!) brand-new novella, For Love of Liberty that will be releasing December 1st!!

Well, you got it — just leave a comment on the SUITE T Blog of Southern Writer's Magazine on September 25 -28, and you're in the draw! Your odds are always good because comments are generally low, so give it a shot.

I will say, however, that I'm actually a little embarrassed, though, because somehow I inadvertently submitted the same blog to two different magazines, albeit months and months apart. So if you entered my Splickety Magazine blog contest a few months ago, this is the same blog subject. BUT ... ALL THAT MEANS FOR YOU IS ONE MORE CHANCE TO WIN, right? Although I do encourage you to consider subscribing to Suite T blog because it's a fabulous resource for writers. Here's the link:

SUITE T BLOG (NOTE: My blog will not appear until Monday, September 25th!)

 

Quick Contest (Ends Sunday night)!

HELP! I need a favor. My cover for Love Everlasting is currently in the InD'Tales Magazine Creme de la Cover Contest, and I am in dire need of votes, so if you have time (and you like the cover!), can you hop on over to InD'Tale's contest page and cast a vote for Love Everlasting? You have to subscribe to vote, but it's a really easy process and most importantly, it's FREE for a great magazine that will pop up in your email once a month.

And if you do, let me know, and I will enter you in a quick contest to have a character named after you in my upcoming novella, For Love of Liberty, a signed e-copy, and another e-copy of any of my indie books. Here's the link and THANK YOU!!

 VOTE FOR JULIE'S COVER IN IND'TALE'S CONTEST!

 

Fun Video Interview Next Tuesday!

Tuesday, September 26, I am being interviewed on live video (gosh, I'm becoming a video freak, aren't I???) next Tuesday on Cara Grandle's Periscope show. I won't have the link till Tuesday morning, so just check back here for the link if you'd like to see it. Hope to see you there!

LINK TO COME!

 

Get in the Mood for Christmas ...

... with my Christmas re-releases that are only 99 cents, so if you haven't read them yet -- why not?

It can't be the price at only 99 cents each, so I hope you'll check them out. ESPECIALLY the incredible reviews, for which I am INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL to those of you who posted one.

EMOTIONAL GUARANTEE!!  I promise you that these are some of the most emotional novellas you will ever read, guaranteed to make you both laugh and cry. So where else can you get such an emotional ride (with a great spiritual message) for only 99 cents??? Here are the links and THANK YOU!!

The Gift of Grace     Grace Like Rain     A Whisper of Hope     The Best Gift of All

 

10:27PM

Friday, September 15, 2017

Search me, God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
 See if there is any offensive way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting.

--Psalm 139:23-24

WARNING!

Do NOT pray the Scripture above unless you mean business because I guarantee when you do — God WILL answer!!

Trust me on this, please! Because He's nailed my butt to the wall more times than I can count, people. But the good news? Well, it's in line four, my friends — the promise of the "way everlasting."

The way to peace.

The way to hope.

The way to joy.

Because in His presence IS fullness of joy, and I gotta tell you right now, the more you pray the Scripture above, the closer He WILL bring you to His presence, and I can testify first-hand. Don't believe me? Well, here's God's take on it:

 You will make known to me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.
-- Psalm 16:11

 "Pleasures forever"?   Mmm ... any takers out there? ;)

Well, I know of at least two, but I will admit, they are fictional. You see, the hero and heroine from my latest book, His Steadfast Love, book 3 in my Isle of Hope series, both undergo a little "searching" of their own at the hand of God, who reveals sin hidden so deep in their hearts, even they didn't know it was there! And believe me — the happy ending for Cat O'Bryen and Chase Griffin IS the "way everlasting," taking them straight to God's "pleasures forever."

So why I am bringing this up? Well, in addition to the fact that my Bible reading this morning triggered it and that "His steadfast love" takes us there, it is ALSO to announce — TA-DA! — the release of His Steadfast Love in PAPERBACK!

Yes, it's true -- you can now put the paperback on your Christmas lists or give it as a gift, so here are the links:

HIS STEADFAST LOVE PAPERBACK -- CREATESPACE

HIS STEADFAST LOVE PAPERBACK -- AMAZON

AND ... anybody that would like a signed bookplate for your paperback copy of His Steadfast Love, just let me know, and I will ship it off to you, okay?

 

Blog Giveaways!

NOW THRU MONDAY, 9/18/17:  Come on over to the Overcoming With God Blog, where my dear friend, Bonnie Roof, wrote some wonderful reviews for each of my novellas! Leave a comment, and you're in the draw for one of THREE giveaways, so here's the link:

OVERCOMING WITH GOD BLOG

 

MONDAY, 9/25 - THURSDAY, 9/28/17:  Want another chance to win any two of my indie e-books??

Well, you got it — just leave a comment on the SUITE T Blog of Southern Writer's Magazine on September 25 -28, and you're in the draw! Your odds are always good because comments are generally low, so give it a shot.

I will say, however, that I'm actually a little embarrassed, though, because somehow I inadvertently submitted the same blog to two different magazines, albeit months and months apart. So if you entered my Splickety Magazine blog contest a few months ago, this is the same blog subject. BUT ... ALL THAT MEANS FOR YOU IS ONE MORE CHANCE TO WIN, right? Although I do encourage you to consider subscribing to Suite T blog because it's a fabulous resource for writers. Here's the link:

SUITE T BLOG (NOTE: My blog will not appear until September 25th!)

 

My Next Facebook Live!

Well, it's about time for me to make a fool of myself on another Facebook Live, so do mark your calendars for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST AT 7:00 PM CDT!  It will be on my author page — and yes, I promise I will not accidentally do it on my personal page like I did two other times, which means many of you sat there on my author page WAITING for me to go live. YIKES ... I am such a dork sometimes, which you will clearly see in these FB Lives! ;)

So ... not only will you be able to win an e-book if I answer your question, BUT ... I am hoping and praying I will be able to give you the date for a future FB Live with my dear friend, LAURA FRANTZ!  PLUS, you never know — maybe I will be able to get the love of my life to say hello. We'll see ...

SUBSCRIBE TO JOURNAL JOTS AND NEVER MISS ANOTHER FACEBOOK LIVE! The best way to know WHEN these FB Lives are going to happen is to subscribe to this Journal Jots blog if you haven't already because you will receive an email with the entire blog in it EACH time I post. That way, you will never miss any updates, excerpts, contests, giveaways, new releases, etc. that I might have, so I highly encourage you to subscribe.  

TO SUBSCRIBE, ALL YOU DO IS PUT YOUR EMAIL IN THE "SUBSCRIBE" BOX AT THE TOP RIGHT-HAND OF THIS PAGE, AND BOOM! YOU ARE SUBSCRIBED AND IN THE LOOP FOR ANY UPDATES I HAVE.

Here's the link to my author page, where I promise I will be on Thursday, 9/21 at 7PM CDT!! Hope to see you there!!

JULIE'S FACEBOOK LIVE ON AUTHOR PAGE

 

Novellas Update:

Sales are a-jumpin' on my newly released novellas, so if you haven't read them yet -- what's stopping you? It can't be the price because they are each only 99 cents, so I hope you check them out. ESPECIALLY the incredible reviews they are getting, for which I am INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL to those of you who took the time to post a review.

As I often tell you all, good reviews are lifeblood to all authors, but especially indie authors, so PLEASE consider posting a review if you enjoyed one of my indie books. The review can be as short as ONE or TWO lines, stating you liked it if you did, and you can even post the same generic review on each of the books instead of writing a new one for each!! Trust me on this — there is no better way to bless or thank an author you love than to post a good review. And for those of you who do not know how to do it, here's how:

HOW TO POST A REVIEW ON AMAZON:

1.) Go to www.amazon.com and type in the book title and author you’d like to review in the search box at the top of the page with the little magnifying glass in it.

2.) Click on the magnifying glass, and it will take you to the book. Click on whatever version you are reviewing, ebook or paperback.

3.) Click on the “customer reviews” link next to the stars.

4.) Click on the box that says “Write a Customer Review.”

5.) Answer several questions by simply clicking on tabs.

6.) Hover your mouse over the stars to click on the number you’d like to give the book.

7.) Type or paste a short review (can be as short as one line) about how you liked the book and a title in the header box if you want.

8.) Click on Submit.

And that's all there is to it! If it was a good review, you just made an author VERY happy, so THANK YOU from me and all the authors you love!

HUGS & HAPPY WEEKEND, ALL!

Julie