Article in Better Homes and Gardens: Quilt Sampler


Something a little different today. My mom and I recently stopped in to a local quilting shop, Pressing Matters, and found that the shop was featured in Better Homes and Gardens Quilt Sampler magazine. Since this is right down the street from my house and I know the owner, I wanted to pick up the magazine, give a little more information and give a little support to the owner, Kelly Kindt.

You can get the article here.  the article 

And here’s my photos of this darling shop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call or visit the Shoppe today or sign up on their website for email updates.

399 E. 32nd St., Holland, MI 49423

616/392-9700

pressingmattersqquiltshop.com

Free KDP Select book


My book, Where Dreams and Visions Live, an anthology of stories, poems, and essays about dreams and visions, will be FREE May 15-19, 2017.

You should get this one as it’s packed with great writing from several authors from all over the world. Lots of bang for your buck (except you won’t actually have to spend anything).

Go here on those dates to download your free copy, and as always, try to write even a short review on Amazon. Thanks, you’re the best ❤

Giveaway results


Thanks so much to all who entered the recent raffle for Ultimate Guides to Indie Publishing.  I have contacted the winners with their download link (Pamela S., Jamie H., and Amy O.) You can still buy a copy at https://bundlerabbit.com/b/ultimate-guides-to-indie-publishing. If you won and are not an author, you can feel free to forward the link and code to someone else (maybe even via your own giveaway) or as a lovely gift for a friend who writes. If you do a giveaway, I’d love to be included and might throw in another of my books as a prize.

Thanks for entering and I hope you continue to follow me on social media. There will soon be another free book coming up from me if you’re on my “Mailing list for Readers” and you can join here http://eepurl.com/bmKaL5.


Mary Blowers, Christian Author

Book Review: Speed Up Your Metabolism: Strategies That Will Help You Lose More Weight!


Buy here: http://amzn.to/2pUBGnR  Free right now until May 11.

If you’re looking to try a new diet book this spring, this may be the one. I knew some of the tips in Speed Up Your Metabolism, but had forgotten or stopped using them. But some of Smith’s tips were new to me. Reading the book inspired me to drop a few pounds this spring. I especially liked the list of foods that will speed metabolism. I like green tea and it would be oh, so easy to drink three cups a day.

Starting a new job last week I had to give up my “life of leisure” and start getting up early every day again. I could use some more energy and this book will definitely help me to get it. If I lose a few pounds in the process, so much better.

Enjoy! And let me know if this book helps you.

Book Review: The Professor and the Bird


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Buy here

The Professor and the Bird by Roberta Franklin is one of the longer books I have read in a while, but it was a fast read none the less. It’s an entertaining story of a young woman motor biking through Turkey when her bike breaks down and she happens upon an archaeological dig. While her motorcycle is being fixed by some of the dig participants, she learns a little bit about ancient history from Professor Nicos. She is attractive and pursued by most of the young men in the dig. The amateur in the group, she somehow finds a valuable artifact and is celebrated for it. However this also makes her a target for criminals who wish to obtain the treasure for themselves. The story is convincingly written and there is plenty of romance. Romance fans will love this book.

 

How I Got to Work From Home – Video 11


Contrary to the title of my video series, I am going back to work! But it’s only going to be around 1 day a week after training. The rest of the time I will continue to press on toward my bestseller dream.

Here’s my latest video, where I talk about some of the other things I’m doing for pay these days.

 

My links:
Amazon amazon.com/author/marycblowers
Createspace https://www.createspace.com/5204619 and others
Book Blog https://maryblowers.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/MaryBlowers
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MaryCBlowers
YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/c/MaryBlowers
Mailing List for Readers http://eepurl.com/bmKaL5

FREE e-book offer for joining/Happy Spring


 

Here’s your first free book, just for joining.

 Click above link for more details.
Good morning! I’m so enjoying the spring in Michigan. Flowers are everywhere. These are just a few of the ones in my garden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s put me in a generous mood so I wanted to give you another free book! This one has been recently revised and expanded. Just click the above link and details will follow.

If you sign up, you will be the first to hear about my upcoming releases and other news I don’t always put on the blog. Plus, you’ll get the free book pictured above.

 

I have also just released my novel, Hoarder’s Nightmare. That is available now for just .99 at http://amzn.to/2nmiT2Z.  As always, reviews are appreciated.

Follow me on all my social media if you want to take advantage of the writer’s information I pass along, my free promos, and other goodies.

Finally, if you joined to become a reviewer, please choose any of my books that you like here amazon.com/author/marycblowers and if you have Kindle Unlimited, it is free.  Reviews don’t have to be long! If you have never written one, even “I liked this book, especially the ending/characters/cover/setting.” helps so much.  Thanks!

Enjoy your new book(s) and share any of this with your friends and followers. I’ll be forever grateful.

-Mary

New Box Set Release and Giveaway-Ultimate Guides to Indie Publishing


I’m trying something new this month. BundleRabbit will create a box set for you. They’re very helpful – I needed lots of help since I’ve never “bundled” before.

So I’ve put together The Ultimate Guides to Indie Publishing Bundle which includes 6 books on writing and publishing from 5 authors including me.

https://bundlerabbit.com/b/ultimate-guides-to-indie-publishing is the link to purchase. If you would like to WIN a copy I will be giving away 3.

Enter here.
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Here’s a link to another author’s blog post about it.

Check out all my links below:

Mailing List for Readers http://eepurl.com/bmKaL5
And remember, reviews are always appreciated! Books should have a review link for Amazon in the back of the book.

Reblog from Smogasbord


Welcome to the weekly round up and the links to the Smorgasbord posts you might have missed.This week David has been swinging through the trees in the garden. Not doing a ‘Tarzan’ but wearing a hard hat and safety harness. He is removing some old and dead trees and also some that have grown too […]

via Smorgasbord Weekly Round up – Let’s walk a marathon, Shirley Bassey, Marc Bolan and magical writers — Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

Wedding Dreams Box Set


 

Wedding Dreams: 20 Delicious Nuptial Romances

It’s finally here, and we’d like to introduce all our readers to new romance novels, bundled together to make up over 3000 pages of wedding dreams, marital bliss, and the occasional tryst!

Twenty award-winning, USA Today and International best-selling authors have come together to bring you over 3,000 pages of love, lust, and lusciously sexy men.

From sweet second chance romances to bad boys, BBWs, and brides looking for revenge, this is a perfect read for anyone who enjoys Romance or Women’s Fiction. These pages are packed with cozy romances, thrilling international and holiday adventures, and sweet heart-melting stories. Our authors bring you everything from hot cowboys to rockstar romances, elegant weddings to nuptial disasters, and blushing brides to bold women, all in a delightful celebration of love.

You’re in for a wild, passionate ride on a breathtaking voyage to make your heart soar. This box set will leave you craving all things marital and wishing the honeymoon would never end.

Heat level: sweet to sensual

Here at Lucidity Publishing we want to help celebrate the release of this awesome collection of full-length, stand alone books by twenty authors who know how to do romance best!

Check out the spotlight of author Ann Omasta at the link below, for a glimpse of why this collection is a steal at the pre-order price of 99 cents! It’s also available on all major retailers, so you can pick it up from whatever book retailer you like best.

Wedding Dreams Authors-Ann Omasta

Pre-order for only 99c!

Available On All The Major Retailers

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Giveaway!

Wedding Dreams Box Set Launch Giveaway