Author Interview with Dolphin-Riding Catherine Jones Payne

Many apologies for this amazing interview being late today, but I promise it was worth the wait! It’s not every day you get to interview an author who has ridden dolphins and may secretly be a mermaid (okay, she didn’t confess that, but I still think she may be one). Not only may she be a mermaid, but she has beautiful blue hair (yeah, are you getting some vibes that she may really be one?)!

Before I introduce our lovely guest this morning, I have to mention that I strongly recommend her book, Breakwater. It was inspiring and very though-provoking. Plus, the world-building was so beautiful (it’s not every book you get to “see” a fish swim by).

With that said, grab a blanket and a few pillows for my fun chat with the lovely Catherine Jones Payne about traveling, coffee, and of course, mermaids.

But first! Take a look at her awesome debut below and let me know what you think in the comments. Sound intriguing? Continue reading

#onelinewednesday: Breakwater

Who loves mermaids?

I have to admit, I find them so beautiful (let’s think more the Disney version though) and intriguing. Thankfully for me I discovered an author who portrays them in an awesome, strong way that’s definitely not Disney (I say that as a good thing).

Catherine Jones Payne has delivered a very memorable story with her debut, Breakwater, which released yesterday.

I mean the world-building is absolutely fascinating! I loved the ways Catherine brought Jade’s world to life. Plus, Kiki was so cool and totally made me want to have a pet dolphin.

Though the world-building was truly amazing, even more I loved the overall message of this story.  I thought it very prevalent to today and thought about how I could show the same bravery as Jade did. She consistently went against the standards of what society said she had to be and do due to who she was. She truly tried to love others that were supposed to be looked down upon (due to her status) and took it upon herself to be a voice for those who couldn’t be.

This was a read that inspired me to want to use my voice make a difference, and like someone told Jade, “perhaps it’s better to find joy in the rubble rather than celebrate in the ignorance.

I couldn’t agree more.

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Blog Tour Signup: White Dawn by Sara Baysinger

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God’s Grace Blog Tours is organizing a tour for White Dawn by Sara Baysinger from July 6th to July 15th.

NOTE: Blog tour posts must be up by 10am (EST) and the top post of the day (please take this into consideration when choosing a date). An email containing the posting information will be sent to participating bloggers one week before July 6th. Please be mindful that interviews and other special features (no guest posts) are limited to five.

Thank you for your time in wanting to help this author have an awesome book launch!

Note: This is the third and final book in the Black Tiger series. Continue reading

Spark Blog Tour: Author Interview with Portal-Finding J.M. Hackman

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Happy Thursday, galaxy gazers!

Today I have the great pleasure of introducing a wonderfully fun author who might just know how to get you into a few alternate realities.

Pretty cool, right?

I thought so too, especially when she shared a delicious breakfast recipe and we talked about waffles.

(Are you getting hungry yet?)

Grab a blanket and a few pillows for my fun chat with J.M. Hackman about portals, creating fire, and her portal fantasy, Spark. Continue reading