More Blog Tour News

Cleaning the house…sucks, but was a must on the to-do list before school starts next week. The piles of laundry are never-ending. Ugh! Anyway, follow the links below in order to check out today’s bloggers for Hope’s Decree’s tour. 


Fiona’s Book Review Blog (Review & Interview)

Buried Under Books (Interview & Excerpt)

Freaking Friday

So my internet refused to work Wed. and I decided to hit the hay early last night. Sorry Charlie’s 😦 How’s your week been? School starts next week for my kiddos, how about y’alls? Two in junior high this year and one in elementary; where does the time go and when does the teenage attitudes go away? LOL 

Blog tour stuff:

Everything is going GREAT. Lot’s of fantastic reviews and fabulous promo’s via wonderful bloggers. I can’t thank all the bloggers enough for hosting me. Tomorrow is an interview….I’ll post a link to it when it’s available. If you’d like to read some awesome reviews for Hope’s Decree or enjoy other bloggers favorite books, authors and more, then follow the links below. 


Have a fabulous friday y’all ;D

Nocturnereads (Interview and Review)

Fated Paranormals (Review)

Life with Lesley (Review & Excerpt)

Blissful book reviews/ book bliss (Promo)

Shelves of Books Blog (Review)

Paperback Cowgirl (Review & Promo)

Room With Books (Review)

Blog Tour, Interview and Stuff

Hey y’all. Sorry I’ve been gone. I really suck at blogging, but I suck more at tweeting. I’m trying to be a better twitterer and blogger. Anyway, Starting tomorrow, Hope’s Decree will be on tour with Lady Amber’s Tours. YAY! I’m super excited. I’ll try to be sure I link everyones interviews and such (as long as I can figure out how to do that).

Today Katy O’Dowd, author of THE LADY ASTRONOMER invited me over to her blog. <<click) Her questions were so much fun. If you’d like to read more about me, go hop over and take a looksy. 

I’d also like to thank everyone who has bought Hope’s Decree so far. You guys rock! Like so much 😀 I’d also like to send out a special thanks to a few people, who without them, I’d be up shit creek. We will call them, The Proofreaders.

Karia Kaukinen
Dori Estabrook along with Dori’s wonderful daughter 😉
Devin E Jaramillo

Rayna Gogal Rose

and the two unknowns

Thank y’all so much for reading and making sure I had plenty of commas and so on. Love ya!!!!


Have a great night. Tomorrow we will kick off Hope’s Decree’s Blog tour! Whoop Whoop. 





OMG! Hope’s Decree is now live! Say what? Yup, no joke! I cannot believe it. I’m so excited, scared, nervous, almost peed my pants from jumping up and down, and grateful (not for almost peeing my pants) right now! Wanna purchase Hope’s Decree? Want the link to it? Here ya go!


Let me know what y’all think!

Blog Tour~~The Lady Astronomer by Katy O’Dowd~~Lady Amber’s Tours


Do y’all like steampunk? Well, look no further! We have Katy O’Dowd’s book: THE LADY ASTRONOMER, along with expert, author bio, and more.


Fun Facts about the brilliant Katy O’Dowd

I wrote The Lady Astronomer for my eldest son – he was jealous that I had used my younger son’s name in something else I was writing.

I work with an Astronomer on books that require his expert knowledge – the idea for The Lady Astronomer came to me while reading another book that he recommended I read.

The Lady Astronomer is inspired by the life of Caroline Herschel (1750-1848). She suffered from both Smallpox and Typhus, was a milliner, soprano, her brother William’s Assistant – he discovered Uranus, then known as George’s Star for the King who funded the build of the ‘Great Forty-Foot’ telescope – and most importantly, perhaps, became the first woman in recorded history to discover a comet. Not to mention the first woman in the UK to receive a working wage, from the King if you don’t mind.  (<<<Awesome)

The Blurb:

(I still have a thing with the word Blub. Doesn’t It sounds like word-burpage?)

Lucretia’s life as an astronomer is quickly turned on its head by her eldest brother when he is commanded by the king to build the grandest telescope in the land. Her nights spent on rooftops gazing at the stars are replaced by adventure as the family move to be nearer the king. In a race to build the Forty-foot telescope on time, misfortunes take their toll. The lady astronomer finds court life to be more dangerous than she could have ever imagined. Can she find the strength inside to overcome the obstacles threatening her destiny? Only the stars will tell.


The Lady Astronomer was published by Untold Press on 26th September 2012. It is currently available as an eBook and paperback.



Where to buy

(important information people)

You can purchase The Lady Astronomer on Amazon USA and Amazon UK.

Katy’s Fabulous Bio


Katy is an arts and entertainment journalist and has worked for Time Out, Associated Newspapers and Comic Relief and her articles have appeared in The Times (London), Metro (London) and many other arts and entertainment publications, paper and online.

She reviews for the Historical Novels Review and the British Fantasy Society, is a commissioning editor at Pendragon Press and is co-editor of the Nasty Snips II Project for that press.

Alongside writing with her Dad under the pen-name Derry O’Dowd, whose first book ‘The Scarlet Ribbon’ was chosen to launch the History Press Ireland’s fiction line, she writes under her own name.

‘The Lady Astronomer’, a YA Steampunk novel, is out with Untold Press. She is currently writing a Steampunk adult series because writing for tweens and teens is damnably hard work. However, the good people at Untold might just have persuaded her to write a sequel and short set in the Lady Astronomer’s world


(Katy is so super nice. Be sure to check her out)

Katy blogs at

Twitter @katyod




(The good stuff)

Siphonaptera jumped on to the flat roof, hidden by his tiny size and the darkness of the still night. Though stars peppered the skies with diamond dust, their light would no more have illuminated the predator than a candle at one end of a particularly dank, gloomy tunnel.

He paused on his long hind legs, lifted his head, and fixed a beady eye on his prey. Three warm bodies for him to gorge on. If his front legs had been longer he would have rubbed them together in glee at the thought of the crimson blood lying in wait within his unknowing quarry. Blood. His tube-like mouth parts quivered in anticipation. He jumped again and came ever closer. His tiny belly rumbled and he stopped before realising the noise was so minute, nobody could possibly have heard it. Victory would be his! Just one more jump. Two. Three. The excitement of wanting, and knowing it was within reach, filled him in a great rush. And then he knew no more.

A sudden shriek made Lucretia’s heart leap and her hand fly to her chest. Her head whipped round and her left eye, hugely magnified behind her monoscope, fixed on her ring-tailed lemur crouched nearby.

“Leibniz, how many times have I asked you not to make noise when I’m at a critical juncture?” She sighed. “What do you have there, boy?”

The lemur sauntered over, arms behind his back.

“Show, Leibniz. Show.” She raised herself from the roof and brushed down her dress.

Leibniz reluctantly held his arm forward and opened his paw. Within lay a smudged smear that had once been Siphonaptera. Lucretia peered until she could make out what it was. She stepped back and grimaced. “Well, feel free to eat it. I hate fleas.”

The lemur’s pink tongue picked the squashed flea up gently and deposited it into his mouth. Leibniz closed his eyes in appreciation and savoured the tiny flavour before it disappeared, which it did rather too quickly for his liking. He scratched his bottom, sat down, and looked up enquiringly at Lucretia. His long black and white striped tail curled like a question mark.

“Don’t ask me.” She shrugged. “Let’s get on with some more work before sunrise.” So saying, she lay down on her stomach again and lifted her Newtonian sweeper telescope to her good eye.

“Now, where was I?” She muttered, trying to find the exact patch of sky she had been studying before being so rudely interrupted.

Sick kids

Sorry I haven’t posted anything. I’ve had one of ‘those’ weeks. Monday, my daughter was sick. Like, I couldn’t leave her side. Poor baby. Anyway, Tuesday afternoon she was finally better. Wednesday, I went to work as usual, but when I got home, my son decided he wanted some attention. He got sick…103 fever AND my freaking A/C went out. Thursday was very long and HOT! A/C guy came out, fixed what was broken, but told me I needed to start saving up for a new unit. Fabulous. Friday, well, it was cooler and my kids are now feeling better. How was your week?  

Are y’all ready for a teaser? Well, here ya go:

“As in five o’clock in the freaking morning? Do you realize how early that is?” I followed after him.

Without warning, he tossed a bottle of water at me, which I caught. “Nope, no joke. Now I’ve got to get some beauty sleep, and based on the way you look, you could use a little yourself.”