Who am I?

I am a homeschooling mom and avid reader who enjoys escaping into the literary world. I crave helping authors by reviewing books or beta reading. It’s my little piece of heaven on earth.10922448_10204025360579952_9704367165230728_n

6 thoughts on “Who am I?

  1. Hi Staci,
    I am an Ohio author with my roots connected to a small town. I have just released a book titled 1979 short story collection that contains 13 coming-of-age tales set in the Midwest in the late 1970s. I was wondering if you would be interested in doing a book review for 1979 and if yes, I would be more than happy to send you a copy in either eBook or trade paperback. My website is http://www.1979thebook.com/ and the book can also be found on Amazon and Barnes & Noble if you would like to read a sample of one of my stories. I’ll tack a synopsis of a few of the stories at the end of this email.

    Also, for a fun quick peek, check out my trailer for the book on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLVJJhQ9JXBRUMSqvWynnJr13iFqL–uoP&v=sZP_Lw44FbA

    Hope this was okay to solicit you this way and hope that you would like to take me on.

    Thank you for your time in reading this,

    Steve Anderson

    Synopsis for GARAGE WINE:

    Taylor and Pug have one thing on their mind and that is girls. After drinking a plastic milk jug of homemade wine under a train bridge with two girls named Shana and Lorelei, the four set out to steal more alcohol from a once notorious road house at the edge of town. Things get dicey when they discover an errant cow on the tracks and the boys find out how far they’ll go to seal the deal.

    Synopsis for DIRT ROAD:

    Dean and Addie are best friends from the poor side of town. After a night of bad decisions, Addie recruits Dean’s help to retrieve some nude Polaroids taken of her. Things don’t go as planned and Addie uses her wits to help get them out of their jam.

    Synopsis for MELVIN:

    A young girl named Shelby finds out her father is not really her biological father. Feeling confused and angry that the world has lied to her, Shelby finds her way to the railroad tracks thinking she wants to harm herself. She is interrupted by a strange man with lamb chop sideburns named Melvin, who may just be Elvis Presley’s unknown brother.

    Hope you like it!

    Thanks, Steve

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  2. Hello Staci,

    I hope this isn’t too forward, but I noticed you post book reviews when I followed you on Twitter. Are you open to reading novels from Indie authors?

    I recently published my first historical romance, The Merchant’s Pearl. I like to think of it as an unexpected story of redeeming love, but it’s also deeply historical and thought-provoking. It explores the intrigues of not only the Ottoman Empire and it’s Imperial family, but also slavery as it existed, hidden within the palace of a country that was supposed to have abolished slavery long before my character, a concubine, arrives on the scene.

    If you are open to adding it to your reading list, even a long waiting list, I would be happy to send you the e-book via Amazon Gift. (The Merchant’s Pearl is only available as an e-book at this time.) I am also open to interviews, guest blogs, and a handful of giveaways.

    I am looking for honest reviews or feedback in general, good or bad, and you are free to back out if you find that it doesn’t interest you at any time. I’m simply trying to get my book in the hands of people who may love it.

    Here is the link to my Amazon listing. https://www.amazon.com/Merchants-Pearl-Saga-Book-ebook/dp/B01J2LCANW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480689090&sr=8-1&keywords=the+merchant%27s+pearl

    And here is the link to my Goodreads listing: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31248752-the-merchant-s-pearl

    Please let me know if you are interested in taking a look. I would love to know your thoughts on it!

    Warm Regards,
    Amie O’Brien

    Short Description:

    The opinionated, only daughter of a missionary, is enslaved and gifted to an Ottoman prince who has an inner vow to win her affection.

    Sarai was led to believe that the whole world could exchange their beliefs for hers. But when her parents are murdered, she quickly learns that the world never stops for just one person. The world takes, forgets, and swiftly moves on.

    By 1875, she isn’t even Sarai anymore. She had spent her teenage years repackaged as Leila, a palace concubine-in-waiting for the overly indulgent, Ottoman Sultan, Abdul’Aziz. Leila does her best to stay out of the eye of ‘Aziz as well as his son, Prince Emre. But when young and thoughtful Emre claims Leila for his own harem, she is forced out of her shell and thrown into a ring of competitive women. Here, she cannot hide from the attention her young master wishes to lavish upon her. Nor can she can avoid the ruthless retaliations of his prior favorite, Aster. But it’s the unexpected gift of sexual sanctuary and an inside look into his family’s struggles that really collides with Leila’s upbringing. Soon, despite her better judgment, she finds her heart becoming increasingly tied to him.

    But can she submit her faith and independent spirit to such a future—a future where to be loved means settling for the fact that she can only ever be his favorite? Will she be able to take turns sharing him among the four beautiful girls he had received before her, one being a jealous rival and another a closest friend? And what will happen to their love if Emre’s father can’t hold together his fragile kingdom, an empire that has grave threats encroaching from every side…including within?


    • Hi there. I am open to reviews and would love to take a look at your book. I do have a waiting list, but if there’s not a pressing time limit then by all means please send it to sta1stepahead@gmail.com The description sounds very intriguing.

      Thank you for the opportunity.


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