Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Internet Bookfair Blogfest, M.A. Leslie

Before we go into too much detail about our two books out there, we just wanted to take a minute and thank all of the authors that came to join us today.  Thank you for being in the blogfest and to all the visitors out there who are just checking it out, thanks for stopping in.  We hope that you visit all of the authors and books on the list.  Maybe you will find your next favorite book.

Now on to the festivities.  For any of you that haven't read our bio, we are a married writing team from south Jersey.  We got into writing together, because we found writing separately only led to a huge pile of unfinished work.  Instead of giving up, we joined forces and have completed 2 novels; one for the 8 and up group (Including adults) and the other for a more mature reader.

The first book we self published through Amazon.com was TRISTEN & THE MAGIC SHOP.

Eleven-year-old Tristen Parker's whole life is changing faster then he can keep up with. Within a matter of months his father was deployed overseas with the military and his mother moved him out of his beloved city and to the small town she grew up in. If those changes weren't enough, he had one other major one that came with them, he just found out he is a magical druid.

After discovering his abilities in a hidden magic shop, behind an alley, his life goes on a whirlwind of spell casting and potion brewing. Unfortunately, all of the magic in the world can't help if you’re being picked on, unless you use it.

With the help of the shop owner, Tristen casts a spell to stop the bullies that were picking on him, but he soon realizes it may have been a mistake. Will he be able to stop the curse that he started or will it spread through his school like a virus before he can get it under control?

So far we have received a few reviews on Goodreads and a few on Amazon.  As like all authors, we are still looking for more input and would love, if you do read it, that you tell us what you think. 

Tristen & the Magic Shop is the first of a series of books, with the second in process and expected to have a winter release under the title Tristen & the Whining of the Wind.

Tristen is available as an EBook through Amazon and B&N for $2.99.  Also, it is available as a Paperback for $8.99 through Amazon.  If your interested in our magical story and you want to know what happens when you mix a druid's stone and a glass of water, you might want to click on of the above links.

The second book that we self published through Amazon is LIBERTY.

Liberty Sytes has spent her entire life trying to forget her mother’s schizophrenic episodes, the fear on her mother’s face and the paranoia that would broadcast in her eyes.

However, while standing on the Wildwood Boardwalk, as a part-time class two cop, she begins to remember. Not because of sadness or longing for her mother, but because suddenly she feels the paranoia of being watched.

Unfortunately, the feeling of being watched turns to blacking out and then the blacking out leads to the sights of murder. Libbi is forced to prove her own innocence and sanity after being found directly in the center of a gruesome murder scene.

Will her own new found secrets, if told, prove her innocence or seal her guilt? She remembers one thing, from watching her mother, that it may be best to leave some secrets untold.

Liberty, our paranormal thriller, has also received a few reviews.  There are a few on Goodreads and one on Amazon.  Liberty is also the first of a few paranormal thrillers, but it is yet to be determined if they will be direct sequels or not.  It's one of those things you have to read to know what we mean.  Either way, if you like to wonder what's going to happen as you turn the page and enjoy a thriller spiked with some romance, give it a shot.

Liberty is available as an EBook from Amazon and B&N for only 99cents.  Also, Liberty is available in Paperback form for $9.99.

Thanks for taking a minute to read about our two books and for joining us on this blogfest.  We hope everyone is enjoying themselves and getting the word out about their books.  Don't forget to follow the link below and read about more books by other authors in the Blogfest!


  1. Hi,

    This is such a wonderful idea, so a big thank you for dreaming it up: pure magic!

    Gosh, you've penned your books as a twosome. I'm in awe of people who get around to co-writing books and don't end up divorced! ;) No, seriously, there are some really good co-written books out there. Tristen book sounds like delightful reading... And, with Christmas coming up I can see many good reasons for sending Amazon gift tokens to middling juniors and teenagers, not to mention adults who love a bit of Harry Potter type magic. :o

    Liberty has a whole different flavour, and will, I imagine appeal to a much wider audience. You've got me hooked in wanting to know what's going to happen and that's the due to good bait: hooked!

    I wish you well with these two.

  2. Thanks for coming up with this idea. I'm thrilled to take part in it. I would love to have you as guests on my blog, The Children's and Teens' Book Connection one day soon.

    For some reason, it doesn't seem my link ever took. Here is the link to my post for today: http://littleshepherdchildrensbook.blogspot.com/2011/10/internet-book-fair-blogfest-little.html

    Thanks again.

    Wishing you the best,


  3. What a great, generous idea you guys had. Your two books sound intriguing. LIBERTY especially. If they are available in Kindle, you have two sales. Come visit Victor Standish and his ghoul friend, Alice Wentworth, as they find love under a voodoo moon.

    I became a new follower, too. Only high sales for you both!!

  4. Thanks so much for doing this... I'm really enjoying myself with all this browsing/meeting other bloggers and authors. :)

  5. Tristen sounds interesting, but Liberty sounds even more like my kind of reading. Thanks for conceptualizing this book fair.

  6. Thanks for putting this together, gave me some lovely nostalgia of book fairs.

    Your books sound very interesting and I really like both covers. Tristen's is just so cute and Liberty's creeps me out with those eyes.

  7. This blogfest has been a wonderful idea. I'm finding so many great new reads. My Kindle won't know what to do with all the samples I'm sending it. ;)

  8. Thanks for putting this together and I'm glad to participate. Both of your books look totally interesting! Blogfest rox!!

  9. Thanks for being the mindtrust behind the idea. It really impresses me that you two write together. I look forward to reading your books. I hope your family does pick up a copy of The Weaver, it's available as an ebook & I hear you have an ereader. I'd love to hear from your kids after they read it.

    Thanks again!


  10. Thanks everyone for reading our Blogfest post. I hope that you all enjoy the books if you get one and please let us know what you think on goodreads. We are still trying to make our way through the list, but it is going to be up and running attached to the page. It will take us days to make it through and read about every book, but we can't wait to find a few new reads.

  11. I had so much fun on the BlogFest! Thank you so much for sharing this great idea. I'm glad you're leaving the list up. I haven't gotten through all of it yet! So many good books... :)