Happy Release Day Celebrations to Juliet Madison On The Release Of Sound, Delta Girls Book Two!

Sound: The Delta Girls Book Two
By Juliet Madison
Release Day Celebration October 13
th, 2015

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ABOUT THE BOOK

SOUND
The Delta Girls Book Two
Author: Juliet Madison

Release Date: October 13th, 2015
Publisher: Diversion Books

SYNOPSIS:

Five extraordinary sisters discover that they each have a unique talent, an extra-sensory perception that enables them to see what others can’t. It makes them incredible, it puts them in danger, and it brings them closer to learning the secrets that have haunted them their entire lives. These are the Delta Girls. 

Serena and her sisters read a private letter their father wrote to their mother, revealing a clue about his disappearance that they never knew about before. But as they struggle to gain further insight through their sensory visions, trying to solve the mystery continues to prove elusive. 

The Delta Girls try to move on, balancing their supernatural abilities with the daily trials of being teenagers. Studious Serena teams with the classroom outcast, Lara, and her charming brother, Damon, for a school science project. They end up studying more than they bargained for, though, when strange noises come from rooms in Lara and Damon’s house. There are voices, but only Serena, with her special powers, can hear them. This is until the trio experiment with Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) and are able to record and hear them on the computer. 

Bringing in her extraordinary sisters to help, Serena must figure out who the voices belong to— and what they want—if she is to have a chance at stopping an impending tragedy before it’s too late. 

BOOK LINKS

B&N | Amazon | Kobo | iBooks

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Juliet Madison is a bestselling author of romantic comedy, women’s fiction, and young adult mystery. After a successful career as a naturopath and a background in dance, art, internet marketing, and perfume sales (yes, she was one of those annoying people in department stores who spray you with perfume), she now prefers to indulge her propensity for multiple careers by living vicariously through her characters.

Living near the beach on the beautiful south coast of New South Wales, Australia, Juliet spends as much time as possible writing and as little time as possible doing housework. 

 

GIVEAWAY

5 Winners will each get a print copy of SOUND by Juliet Madison

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REVIEW: 12 Daves Of Christmas By Juliet Madison

Published: December 8, 2014

Publisher: Escape Publishing

Pages: 101

Format: Ebook – purchased

RRP: $3.99

5/5 Stars

A beautiful, uplifting holiday story from best-selling author Juliet Madison about a lonely writer, her grandmother’s ghost, a road trip, and 12 different Daves.

Abby Solomon may write happy-ever-afters for a living, but doesn’t believe she’ll have her own. But then a surprise visit from her grandmother’s ghost sets her off on a journey she’ll never forget.

Grandma Charlotte wants to find her first love, Dave, who she mistakenly thought had died in World War II. A quick search yields a list of twelve possibilities, and Abby and Charlotte set off on a Christmas road trip – twelve Daves over twelve days along the sun-drenched East coast of Australia.

With just over a week to make the meeting happen, Abby has to meet a dozen Daves – some sweet, some quirky, some downright dangerous, while trying to honour her book deadline and enduring the awkward challenges of having a ghost as a travelling companion. But when she comes across a young doctor who looks like one of the heroes in her novels, Abby has the chance to discover that true love transcends time and space and that happy endings aren’t only to be found between the pages of a book.

If you are looking for a bit of a laugh and some seriously amazing writing, you need to check out 12 Daves of Christmas by Aussie Author Juliet Madison.

Abby Soloman isn’t feeling Christmas this year, which is just as well given her looming book deadline might just see her missing out on celebrating this year as it is. The recent passing of her Grandma isn’t helping her holiday spirit either. When she sat down to try and finish her next big romantic best seller a knock at the door changes her life. While the delivery of her Grandma’s old romance books may not mean much to anyone else, Abby is touched by the memories and meanings her Grandma’s books hold for her – after all she is where she is thanks to these books in the first place. But upon flipping through them she discovers a love note addressed to her Grandma and signed by Dave and that’s when things start to go a bit haywire. Dave isn’t her Grandfather. And there’s the ghost of her beloved Grandma Charlotte now standing before her in her kitchen insisting that Abby NEEDS to find the Dave from the letters. Upon some investigating, another issue arises… there are 12 potential Dave Smith’s that may or may not be the Dave that knew her Grandma and it’s looking like Abby might need to go and meet them all to suss out who the correct Dave Smith might be….

Straight out I’m just going to say that I absolutely love this novella to pieces. Never before have I read something so short that is so full of emotion, intrigue and able to make me actually laugh out loud. Juliet Madison’s is a creative genius in the way that her narrative is not only breathtaking, but that she is able to develop her cast of characters in a moving and uplifting story about true love and the lengths we go to find it, while twisting a variety of Christmas story stables to create this simple but masterful 101 page novella.

It’s a no brainer that 12 Daves of Christmas was always going to be a quirky Christmas story – I mean it’s all in the title for starters. What is perhaps a surprise however is the way that Madison has flipped a very stereotypical genre and story on its head and created a unique and fun loving story about family and first loves.

Unlike the traditional Christmas Carol where ones ‘true love’ receives a myriad of materialistic gifts over the course of the Christmas season that are meant to symbolise love, Madison’s 12 Daves of Christmas has Abby’s much loved Grandma Charlotte returning as a ghost and giving her a variety of life experiences and creative fodder through a once in a lifetime chance of finding Charlotte’s one true love. On paper this doesn’t sound like much, but for Abby it really is a chance of a lifetime as she steps outside of her comfort zones to find Dave Smith. Over the course of 12 days Abby and Ghost Charlotte visit 12 Daves to see if they can find her Dave, often meeting heartbreak as each potential Dave is crossed off the list. With Charlotte’s energetic and eccentric personality, she insists that Abby must write down something about each Dave they encounter on their little road trip. Her only rule is that each trait recorded must be something positive and different.

Juliet Madison’s sense of humour and creative prowess shines bright in this cute and hilarious novella. Whether it be about the afterlife’s bureaucratic problems, or the different personalities they encounter and the mischief Abby and Charlotte get themselves caught up in, there is something for everyone to laugh at and fall in love with. One particular highlight for me was the way Juliet Madison was able to tie her unique and quirky take on the Christmas carol and transition it alongside the original by merging the two together in a contemporary take on society and its characters. 12 Daves of Christmas is a highly enjoyable narrative that I can’t recommend enough.

 

To learn more about Juliet Madison and her writing visiting the following sites:

Juliet Madison’s Website | Escape Publishing | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest

To purchase a copy of 12 Daves Of Christmas visit the following retailers:

Amazon AU | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Booktopia | Escape Publishing | iBooks |

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Let’s Talk Books With Juliet M. Sampson, Author Of Bon Voyage and Behind The Mask

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Today I’m happy to be hosting another Aussie Author, Juliet M Sampson on the blog as we chat about our books and reading habits.

Juliet M Sampson is the author of two distinct works:  Behind The Mask and Bon Voyage. She is currently working on novel number three and a variety of Children’s Picture Books.

What are you currently reading?

At the moment I am reading Almost French by Sarah Turnbull and Burial Rites by Hannah Kent.

What’s the last book you bought?

Burial Rites By Hannah Kent.

Do you prefer to read books in print or electronically?

Print. I love to hold a book and turn the pages.

If I was to walk into your house right now, what would your bookshelves look like? Do you have an organisation system (genre, colour, author…) or are you just happy to go with the flow?

I have many books of different genres. I have a section where I keep all my picture books that I have been collecting since childhood. I also have a section for my novels but these books are not sorted by genre, colour or author.

How often do you read?

Reading other authors’ books is a luxury and I try to read once a week but really that is not enough. I would love to read more but I dedicate a lot of my day to writing my novels, so that does not leave much extra time for reading.

Describe what you would expect to find in your dream book?

My dream book is one that I can’t put down. The story is interesting and I can relate to the characters in some way.

How do you choose what to read next?

This is an interesting question. What I read next can actually be quite random. For example, I was given Almost French by a friend as she knows I love Paris. It is a light-hearted, romantic tale. I can relate to the story as I have visited Paris twice. In contrast, I chose Burial Rites as I saw a documentary on Hannah Kent. The historical background of her story and how she managed to obtain the information, further inspired me to want to read the book.

So you’ve started a book and discover it’s not for you. Are you more likely to discard it or finish it?

I am not proud to say this but to be honest, I probably would discard it and not finish it. A story must take my interest. If it doesn’t, I just keep thinking about all the other jobs I have to do.

If you could read any book again, for the first time, what book would you choose?

This is another hard question as I have enjoyed so many books that I have read. If I had to choose one, it would be Wonder Struck by Brian Selznick. After reading The Invention of Hugo Cabret and watching the movie, Hugo, I was curious to read his book, Wonder Struck.

What is it about books that appeals to you so much? What is your favourite part about reading?

What appeals to me so much about books is they allow people to gain knowledge and understanding. It is through books that we can learn. Books can convey messages about issues in society or allow people to travel to other countries or to just escape from reality for a while and use their imaginations. My favourite part about reading is it is an opportunity for my to relax and escape into the world of imagination.

Was there any particular book that inspired you to start writing?

No. There has not been one particular book that has inspired me to start writing. I have always wanted to write from a very young age. I loved people reading to me and hearing stories.

Do you have any advice to other writers out there?

My advice is never give up on your writing. Try and write as often as you can and keep a notebook with you to jot down ideas. If you are passionate about your writing nothing will stop you making your dream come true.

And lastly, what are you currently working on?

I am always busy with my writing, researching and developing ideas. At the moment I am in the editing stages of my third novel. I will also be taking part in a project/book that involves giving a little inspiration and hope to others facing challenges. As well as this, I am working on two picture books.

 

To find out more about Juliet and her work head on over to the following sites:

Author Website | Facebook | Goodreads | Twitter | Pan Macmillan |

To purchase a copy of Behind The Mask Visit the following retailers:

Pan MacMillian | Book Depository | Amazon |

To Purchase a copy of Bon Voyage! visit the following retailers:

Pan MacMillian | Book Depository | Amazon |

Let’s Talk Books With Juliet Madison, Author Of Haunted Ever After

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Today I am super excited to be hosting Aussie Author Juliet Madison on the blog as part of her Haunted Ever After Tour. I’m even more excited that she agreed to stop on by and chat books with me.

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Juliet is perhaps one of my favourite Rom-Com authors. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed her past novels, but having seen everything she posted about Haunted Ever After on facebook, I could not wait to read this one ( I highly recommend it if your a fan of goof laugh and great writing.) Below is a photo from the recent RWA Romance Rocks conference in Sydney where I got to meet Juliet at the ARRA book signing 🙂

To celebrate the release of Haunted Ever After, Juliet is holding a rafflecopter giveaway where you can win a bracelet and one of her e-books. Details are at the end of this post.

 

What are you currently reading?

I’m currently reading an (as yet) unpublished manuscript by one of my critique partners and enjoying it very much. I’m also reading Vintage by Susan Gloss and a book about vintage handbags as research for my next novel! Next up – Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.

What’s the last book you brought?

My critique partner, Alli Sinclair’s debut novel, LUNA TANGO!

Do you prefer to read books in print or electronically?

I like them both equally. I do love a print book but I find reading on my Kindle convenient and faster because I can turn the page with a quick click.

If I was to walk into your house right now, what would your bookshelves look like? Do you have an organisation system (genre, colour, author…) or are you just happy to go with the flow?

My bookshelves are the only tidy things in my house! But they are overflowing somewhat. I try to keep the books I’ve read separate to the ones yet to be read, but there’s a bit of overlap. No alphabetical or colour coded systems, just whatever fits where!

How often do you read?

Every night before bed. I’m trying to squeeze in some reading when I can at other times during the day too.

What characteristics/traits would make up your dream book?

It would have characters that feel like real people who I can empathize with and want to experience their emotional journey with. It would have some unpredictable twists and turns, lots of laugh-out-loud moments, and genuine, intense emotional moments.

How do you choose what to read next?

Sometimes it’s a conscious choice based on what I need to research for my own writing, but usually it’s what I feel like at the time. Sometimes I feel like something light and funny, other times I want something edgier with suspense.

So you’ve started a book and discover it’s not for you. Are you more likely to discard it or finish it?

Depends if it’s something I’ve heard great things about or not. If I’m bored I might skim through to the end to see how it turns out, or put it aside and move onto something else and maybe return to it later.

If you could read any book again, for the first time, what book would you choose?

My own! Although it’s not possible, I think it would be amazing to read a book I’ve written without knowing what it’s about – crazy huh? But that would require either severe memory loss or time travelling to the future and we all know how that turned out for Kelli McSnelly (in Fast Forward) 😉

What is about books that makes you want to read? What is your favourite part about reading?

I read somewhere that good books can ‘transport you and transform you’ and that’s what I love about reading. You can experience anything through books and the power of the mind as it immerses itself into a story. A quote I came up with is this: “Fiction is both a reflection of and an escape from real life.”

 

To Learn more about Juliet and her writing head on over to the following social media sites:

Author Website | Facebook | Twitter

 

Juliet’s new release is HAUNTED EVER AFTER:

Mixing romance, humour and a sparkle of magic, Juliet Madison is back with a new full-length novel about a bride-to-be, a mystery and the stripper next door.

When bride-to-be Sally Marsh attends a weekend away with her bridesmaids, the last thing she expects is an uninvited guest: the ghost of her fiancé’s ex-girlfriend.

Red is quirky, loud and distracting, and Sally is soon desperate to find the reason behind her presence, so she can rid herself of her embarrassing shadow before the wedding day. Unfortunately, the ghost is reluctant to share the reason for her existence, but very enthusiastic about Ty, the surprise hen’s night stripper who keeps showing up at awkward moments.

Time is running out for Sally, but it’s also running out for Red. By the time all is revealed, Sally will be tested to the limits, and go above and beyond everything she’s ever believed in order to ensure not only her own happy-ever-after – but Red’s as well. 

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Amazon.com / Amazon AU / Amazon UK / iBooks / Kobo / B&N / Google Play / Booktopia / Ebooks.com / JB HiFi / AllRomanceEbooks / Big W Ebooks

GIVEAWAY!

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Win a bracelet of your choice from Mantraband worth $25 USD, plus an ebook of your choice by Juliet Madison. Open worldwide, closes 15th Sept.

Click HERE to enter.