Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Comfort the Lost

Loved the tee shirt my friend Jean wore today.
"To comfort a stressed out writer, whisper, "There, their, they're."

While that's a fun observation, what we could lose by not being aware, will require more comfort than we can possibly imagine. Read Length of Days - The Age of Silence to see where we could end up if we don't wake up.

Enter to win one of two copies by clicking the button to the right. Or, read it on your computer or eReader - Amazon has the eBook for $0.99!!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Do You Know What You Could Lose?

Why is it, we never realize what we are losing until we have lost it? Everything had been stripped from society, until the only shells that were left were workers, to live out emotionless lives of flat existence. Enter to win one of 2 copies of Length of Days - The Age of Silence so you will be ready for book two later this year. Find out what adventure Lady Christiana Applewait begins in order to save her grandparents before their length of days is up.
Also available to be ordered at bookstores or the eBook at Amazon for $0.99.

Can Christy Succeed?

Where are we headed? Will a reverence for life ever return to our culture? Can we become Holy again?
Christiana Applewait, in Length of Days - The Age of Silence, begins the quest to restore our nation to its strength and love for one another. Read Length of Days - The Age of Silence so you are prepared to take the steps with Christy to restore her nation. Book 2, Length of Days - Beyond the Valley, will be out later this year.
Enter to win one of 2 copies of Length of Days - The Age of Silence, or,
Order a copy from your bookstore, or
Purchase an eBook copy for only $0.99 on Amazon

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Goodreads Giveaway

Length of Days - The Age of Silence has been revised (2nd Ed). I am offering a chance to win one of two copies at Goodreads. Following the button on the right. Entries are accepted at midnight 3/20/2014 thru midnight 4/20/2014. And the eBook is still $0.99 on Amazon! Happy reading!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Spring Reading Suggestions

Celebrate books now that the sun is out, the sky is blue and the robin has started singing her song. Find something lighter to read. My Y/A (and all ages novel), Escape from the Belfry, may be just the thing you're looking for.
Another great break from the doldrums of winter is Mary Coons' wonderful book, The Piglys and the Hundred-Year Mystery. It is full of Mary's amazing pigly drawings, all wrapped around a fascinating story - ISBN: 978-1-4808-0139-4 in soft cover, available at Archway Publishing and other places on line, and can be ordered from any bookstore. Yes, another wonderful Indi author penning her magic to paper. Happy reading!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Book Give Away

Hey, what's going on with you? Bored with winter? To help you find a really great book to read, I will give away two copies of my novel, Escape from the Belfry. The winners will be the first and third persons to post to my author blog (www.dorisgainesrapp.blogspot.com). Okay, okay, I'll give a third one to the person who can plead the best case for why they should receive one too.
Here's what we'll do. You'll have to post to the blog and/or make your plea by 3/24/14. I will announce the winners at 6 pm on the 24th and the winners will send an email with their address to dorisgainesrapp@gmail.com.
I'll cross my fingers for you!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Indi Books Are a Good Thing

Just read a great article in Forbes, 8/15/12 online - Publishing Is Broken, We're Drowning In Indie Books - And That's A Good Thing by David Vinjamuri. He is so right. Highly paid, highly successful authors say, "A self-published author is not REALLY published."
I heard a very well known Christian author make that exact statement. The truth of the matter is, you could write a book equal to Gone With The Wind, but if a publisher is not looking for a book about the Civil War, it will not get published.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with believing in yourself. That is a reflection of wholeness, of solid mental health - not a sign of arrogance. Self-publishing is another way of expressing yourself. Have fun - create a book!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Cutting Edge Indi Book at $0.99

Many Indi authors are writing on the cutting edge and you haven't found them yet?! Have you ever wondered what goes on - day to day - for those serving in Afghanistan? Holding on to Sand - From the Interactive Journal of James Rapp has just been lowered to $0.99 on Amazon. Find out how James survived the loneliness and separation by daily F.B. posts with friends and family far and near.
The new price will appear on Amazon in a few hours.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Indi Authors/Indi Books

If you're stuck in the past, you might think that self-publishing means Vanity Press. And, Vanity Press publishers were for those authors who weren't "real" writers. That's not true any more!

Now, self-publishing is another avenue for new authors to get their wonderful stories out in a publishing environment that continues to shrink in size. We have all heard of Indi Film Produces and think they're great! Aren't they gifted and creative?! So are Indi Authors. If you want to be dazzled, try these wonderful eBooks from Amazon. Some have paperbacks as well. You will be amazed!

The Patent by Max Garwood and Joseph Chamberlain Henry
Cache a Predator by M. Weidenbenner
Open the Flood Gates - Welcoming Grief into our Season of Loss by Cheryl A. Cecil

That should give you a wide assortment of topics and writing styles. I know. They are among some of my writing friends. I'll tell you about other Indi Authors in future posts.

What do you think about the whole new independence of creative people, who aren't waiting for some large company to validate their creative writing? Jump in and meet some new authors. They are great!

Doris Gaines Rapp
Length of Days - The Age of Silence (second edition ready in eBook form and paperback soon)
Escape from the Belfry
Length of Days - Beyond the Valley (out later this year)

Exciting News

Exciting news! The second in my Length of Days, Christian/futuristic novels, Length of Days - Beyond the Valley, will be out later this year. Now! For only $0.99 catch up to Christiana before her next book comes out! The first in the trilogy, Length of Days -The Age of Silence (eBook), is now only $0.99 on Amazon!

You don't have an eReader. That's okay. Amazon has an app for that. You can read it right off your computer screen!
Thanks guys and have a great and blessed day!   Doris