Thursday, August 15, 2013

New release: STAIRWAY TO AWESOMENESS by Comic Strip Mama ON SALE $1.99

Stairway to Awesomeness!: 30 Fundamental Steps to Living a Life of Awesomeness! by Comic Strip Mama

AWESOMENESS—Only YOU can choose to make the climb!
Being a happy, positive person and living a life of awesomeness is a choice. In the face of adversity, it isn’t always easy to make, but it is a necessary choice if you want to live life to the absolute fullest.
Written and illustrated with infinite wisdom and an original comic twist,Stairway to Awesomeness is the ultimate 30-step self-improvement guide that will make you want to change your life forever and encourage others to do the same. 
Comic Strip Mama cartoonist and writer, Tanya Masse, shares her tragedy-to-triumph life story with the world and proves that no matter what adversity you are faced with, as long as you have a shred of sanity left, you CAN rise above and BE AWESOME!
Comic Strip Mama shows you how to:
·         CHANGE your way of thinking about certain things you have been conditioned to believe
·         STOP taking life SO SERIOUSLY
·         Focus on the POSITIVE lessons
·         Recognize the BLESSINGS
·         Find the HUMOR in everything. Yes, even tragic things!
    Now make your choice, and start climbing the Stairway to Awesomeness
    Book Details:
    ISBN: 978-1-927792-18-6 (Kindle ebook); $3.99 US; August 15, 2013
    ISBN: 978-1-927792-19-3 (Trade paperback); $14.99 US; August 15, 2013
    Language: English
    Editorial Reviews:
    "I just finished reading Stairway to Awesomeness and Comic Strip Mama has opened my heart and my eyes to a brand new way of looking at life! She is absolutely right when she says, life is too short, to take things way too seriously! I believe that if everyone practiced the simple steps outlined in her book, this world would be a brighter place! Her spirit shines through even during her darkest moments. She has inspired me to start embracing all that is good in this world and to find the joy in everyday life even when it seems like the impossible! I will no longer settle for anything less than a life filled with awesomeness!!! Thank you, Comic Strip Mama, for showing us that with a little bit of effort, it can be done! You are a wonderful teacher and inspiration to us all!" —Carolyn Coppola, author of Minivans, Meltdowns & Merlot
    "Stairway to Awesomeness is like having a witty, wise aunt there for you during the bumpy times in life, who wipes away tears while serving a cup of hot cocoa and making you laugh so hard your sides hurt. Comic Strip Mama uses humor to point out some of the most common mistakes people make in the way we view the world any time we think, "My personality is me and my attitude depends on you." This is the perfect book for every parent to keep in their own time-out flip through, find any one of a number of sanity-saving illustrations, and regain a grip on setting a better example than the previous generation. Highly recommended!" —Cynthia Sue Larson, bestselling author ofReality Shifts
    "Stairway to Awesomeness by Tanya Masse is an inspiring, motivating and enjoyable read. Its premise is that anyone, with the right attitude, can not only overcome any challenge that life throws at them, but can thrive through adversity. Tanya uses her own life as an example of awesomeness in action as she takes readers through her early years that were rife with tragedy. Any one event from those times could have turned her into a bitter, angry person but her sense of positivity kept her moving forward until the day she realized that she could shape her own destiny through the choices and attitudes she adopts. Tanya, also known as 'Comic Strip Mama,' uses life stories, self-reflection, honesty, and humorous cartoons to illustrate her position that life is (dare I say it?) awesome. Her subject matter could easily devolve into platitudes, but Tanya is much better than that. She accepts – and recommends that readers accept – that no one is 'perfect' and that trying to be so simply sets oneself up for failure and misery. Rather, she recommends that we stop trying so hard all the time, that we laugh as much as possible (even at ourselves), that we live our lives with the understanding that what goes around comes around (karma), and that we trade in a sense of entitlement for a sense of gratitude. Stairway to Awesomeness will make you smile and laugh as you meet yourself in its pages. A kinder, gentler you, perhaps, but the “you” you should really allow yourself to be." —Katherine Mariaca-Sullivan, author of The Complication of Sisters
    "What a zany, quirky, addictive go-to book. I really enjoyed reading this. Best of luck, Tanya, on this novel approach to happiness." —Dr. Neal Houston, The Life Therapy Group
    "Life changing. Truly. Tanya uses her naked candor and refreshing humor to relay her tried-and-true life lessons in an entertaining and inspiring way. Her shocking, yet somehow relatable, life story proves that if she has figured out a way to be happy, the rest of us don’t really have an excuse. Here’s to awesomeness!" —Nicole Coon, Rachel Morrow and Jennifer Quinn, authors of  Not Your Ordinary Parenting Book: Newborn Edition: 101 Tricks That Take the Guesswork out of Parenting
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    Saturday, August 3, 2013

    New release: DEVOLUTION by Peter Clenott ON SALE $0.99

    Devolution by Peter Clenott

    What does it truly mean to be ‘Human’?
    Chiku Flynn wasn’t raised to be human. Born in the Congolese rainforest, she spends her first eleven years as part of an experiment. For her, the aboriginal—the primitive—is ‘normal.’
    Just after her eleventh birthday, Chiku witnesses the horrifying death of her mother, and her father sends her ‘home’ to the United States, to a normal teenager’s life. But she can’t adapt. She is the proverbial wild child—obstinate and defiant.
    When her father disappears, sixteen-year-old Chiku heads back to the primordial jungle, where she uncovers her own dark past and puts to use her greatest skill: she can communicate via sign language with the wild chimpanzees of Chimp Island.
    But there is turmoil in the rainforest—civil war, environmental upheaval…and murder. The lives of the chimps and the safety of the people she loves depend upon one teenaged girl who refuses to be messed with—Chiku Flynn.
    Book Details:
    ISBN: 978-1-927792-13-1 (Kindle ebook); $3.99 US; August 3, 2013
    ISBN: 978-1-927792-14-8 (Trade paperback); $15.99 US; August 3, 2013
    Language: English
    Editorial Reviews:
    "Peter Clenott's story of a troubled teen searching for her father in the African jungle skillfully combines the breakneck pace of a thriller with the emotional tug of a coming of age novel while providing a fascinating glimpse into the relationship between people and chimpanzees that will leave readers questioning which species is more humane. A thought-provoking read." —Tasha Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of Behind the Shattered Glass
    "Devolution is an enthralling, action-packed and fast-paced jungle thriller from beginning to end. The story is set in modern day Africa and is centered on the book's heroine, Chiku, a firecracker of a girl full of energy and spirit. She can also talk to chimpanzees! The backdrops to the story are as old as time itself—war, racism, hunger and greed. Can a strong-willed sixteen-year-old girl and a band of chimpanzees survive in war-torn Africa? Or will death find its way into this strange yet wonderful family! This book is an interesting coming of age tale full of intrigue, wonder, romance and danger. A truly exciting and original read! This is not your grandparent's Tarzan tale!" —Christopher P. Obert, founder of the New England Authors Expo
    "If it takes a bipolar teenager and some chimpanzees to save their piece of the Congo, then Chiku and her primate friends are the ones to do it. Label them superheroes. Peter Clenott has captured diverse characters in a vibrant setting and added snappy dialogue for this unique and interesting novel." —Shirley Ann Howard, author of the Tales series
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    Thursday, August 1, 2013

    New release: LUCKY PHOO by Stacia Deutsch & Rhody Cohon ON SALE: $0.99

    Lucky Phoo by Stacia Deutsch & Rhody Cohon

    When luck and the magic of friendship combine, anything is possible…
    Seventh graders Caylie Jiang-Kahn, Lauren Blindell and Sabrina Robinson are making a movie about their friendship when a dirty stray dog shows up and ruins the day. In frustration, Lauren mutters, “Oh phooey,” which leads to the girls naming the dog “Phoo.”
    When Phoo is caught and taken to the animal shelter, the girls agree to foster him until he can be adopted. They immediately notice something strange. Every time the dog is around, lucky things seem to happen. The moment he’s gone, the luck disappears.
    What happens when they all need the dog’s magic at the same time? It’s up to Caylie, Lauren and Sabrina to decide once and for all: Is Phoo truly a lucky dog?
    Book Details:
    ISBN: 978-1-926997-26-1 (Kindle ebook); $2.99 US; August 1, 2013
    ISBN: 978-1-927792-28-5 (Trade paperback); $10.99 US; August 1, 2013
    Language: English
    Editorial Reviews:
    “With punchy dialogue and a fast moving pace, LUCKY PHOO takes readers on a wild adventure as three friends try to share fostering duties of a lovable stray dog.” —Marianne Mitchell, author of FIREBUG
    “Stacia Deutsch and Rhody Cohon are two very best friends who write books together, which is very lucky for their readers. You’ll want to share LUCKY PHOO with all your friends, too!” —Jennifer J. Stewart, award-winning author of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF A THIRD WORLD KIND
    “LUCKY PHOO is a great story about friendship, love and responsibility—Phoo, the lucky dog who wanders into Sabrina’s, Caylie’s and Lauren’s world is indeed  lucky—although maybe not as lucky as these girls whose life he changes. Okay, full disclosure: I LOVE good, strong, dog stories—Lucky Phoo is precisely one of those!” —Terry Trueman, award-winning author of STUCK IN NEUTRAL
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    Summer Sizzles with Imajin Books - August 1-31, 2013

    Great things come in threes this August at Imajin Books, where quality fiction at affordable prices is the name of the game. Join us for our annual summer event where you can meet our authors, discover fresh voices, delve into intriguing stories and enter to win fabulous prizes, including a Kindle Fire HD.

    You’re invited to our:

    1. 'Share the Imajin Books Buzz' contest - Share our events on Twitter and Facebook, and share your pics of our books on your ereaders or you holding one, and receive entries into a draw for a KINDLE FIRE HD with wi-fi! Open to US, Canada and UK residents. Other prizes include three $20 Amazon or Kobo Books gift cards (winner’s choice). Void where prohibited. Draw will take place the first week of September. To enter, use the Rafflecopter form from August 1-31. You can enter daily for more chances to win!

    1. Imajin Books eBook Sale – – All our ebooks will be priced at $0.99 or $1.99 from August 15-31.

    1. Twitter Party - For two days only, August 9/10, we'll be holding a Twitter Party online and giving away random prizes (ebooks and gift cards from Amazon and Kobo.) Join us by searching for #ImajinAuthors on Twitter. Leave us a question or comment by including #ImajinAuthors in your tweets. The party begins each of the two days at 2:00 PM EDT and goes until 8:00 PM EDT. Our talented authors will drop by when they can during the two days, so you never know who you’re going to meet. Follow us at

    Imajin Books publishes quality fiction (and some non-fiction) beyond your wildest dreams. You can view our Book List here and pick out some great beach reads. And do be sure to “Like” our Facebook page at:

    We hope your SUMMER SIZZLES!