Welcome, M. Black!

Welcome today’s author, M. Black!                                                                                                   Black is the pen name of Ami Blackwelder. Find out more at her websites http://AmiBlackwelder.blogspot.com and http://MBlackDystopiaThrillers.blogspot.com.

Today we are spotlighting her amazing book, Exotiqa.  Here is the description of the book:   ENTER TOMORROW
The second YA SyFy dystopian Thriller released by the debut author M. Black, dubbed Divergent meets iRobot. This novel will appeal to a vast array of audiences. Filled with haunting questions of consciousness and artificial intelligence, identity and self-awareness, politics and love, life and death, the reader will be engaged in an entertaining story filled with futuristic technology.

Set in the year 2055 in British Columbia, Canada, where humans are part robotic and robots are becoming more humanlike, the line dividing the two is becoming less clear.

When sixteen-year-old Fione meets Maci, a twenty-one-year-old Flexbot who escapes from ImaTech located along the crust of the Coast Mountains, Fione’s life is taken on a roller-coaster ride of events that begins with trying to save Maci from ImaTech Corporation and ends with trying to save the country.

With Fione’s best friend and love interest, a Flexbot named Pix, Fione and Maci must come face-to-face with the greatest dangers their country has ever seen and learn the disturbing secrets of the popular online program Exotiqa—which her friends, family, and most of the country has downloaded onto their Cerebral Slabs. This won’t be easy, since Maci’s only love and greatest enemy, nicknamed Thirty, is tracking her every move.

This book is truly just a thrill a minute, twist, turn and gripping, I cannot rave enough about this book! Please visit this link to purchase or to find out more information about the book:https://www.amazon.com/EXOTIQA-WORLD-Book-1-ebook/dp/B06WRWZRMN/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Also, please visit the author’s site here, http://MBlackDystopianThrillers.blogspot.com

You can also find her here, TWITTER and FACEBOOK

This has been such a great read, I cannot speak highly enough about it. There is a follow-up book, Thirty that delves into the relationship between Maci and Thirty, and I highly recommend grabbing that, as well.

It is that time again to say goodbye. Please do not forget to vote for your favorite site, as I am temporarily running this alongside the SOCHTHENEWSOFDALLAS.com to see which site is the easiest and fastest to use for my permanent blog site! Unfortunately, the SOCH site sometimes does not post my blog posts on time or at all, I apologize in advance if you are inconvenienced.

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Until tomorrow,




Welcome, Ginger Booth!


Welcome! Today, we are going to be meeting another author whom I think all ages will enjoy reading!  I finished her book, titled “End Game,” about a week ago. I have since been eagerly waiting to share the book with you! First, I need to mention her super snappy bio! (Inside joke).

This is what Ginger told me (this is actually from her website, so I guess she is telling the whole world, not “me”, I just wanted to pretend I was very important for a moment) about herself! “Born in Connecticut, I went on walkabout for 14 years before returning to my beach-front hometown. I’ve lived in New York City, Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins in Colorado, Dallas, and Tokyo, and travelled widely in addition. (I was in Dallas and Tokyo and travelled around Europe while working for Texas Instruments, developing semiconductor design software.)”

Ginger seems to be a very well rounded and interesting person, and it has been wonderful getting to know her on a personal level, she is a very down to earth and sweet person, and I loved her Calm Act series. It is a future we hope never happens.

Booth’s book, End Game, is the first in the series titled Calm Act. It is dystopian in nature. P. A. Glaspy, whom I profiled last week, and Ginger, need to get together and collaborate, am I right? J Here is some information about the book!

Book 1: End Game:As the U.S. unravels, media and corporation offer a shining grail of salvation: to be one of the select few to secure safety in an ark. Dee Baker’s Fortune 100 media job promises her an ark berth, and for backup she’s dating fun and wealthy ark-itect Adam. But fellow gardener and neighbor Zack plans to make his stand outside the arks. Dee needs to choose whether to protect herself, or risk it all to help others. Trying to have it both ways could be the riskiest gambit of all.”

Sound good?  IT IS! Click here to get it and there is another book listed here as well for you to check out:  https://www.instafreebie.com/author/GingerBooth

You can also reach her by visiting these links! Her Website: http://books.gingerbooth.com
Indoor vegetable gardening: http://www.aerogardenmastery.com/drupal/
Here is an amazing deal, check it out!

End Game (book 1) is also on a Kindle Countdown Deal for just $0.99 in the US, to celebrate the launch and turn more people on to the series. 🙂 Please share with your friends!
Buy End Game Now!

That is a wrap today. I am deciding what page to keep running and my blog on facebook is the only way I have a the moment to see how many followers I have, so please like my blog there! Here are all the links you can find my blog posts, please vote for the best site!

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Welcome, Cheree Alsop!

cheree-alsop cherees-bookWelcome todays author, Cheree Alsop!

I received a wonderful book this week and it is a thrilling ride!

Cheree Alsop is an award-winning, best-selling author who has published over 40 books, including two series through Stonehouse Ink. She is the mother of a beautiful, talented daughter and amazing twin sons who fill every day with joy and laughter. She is married to her best friend, Michael, the light of her life and her soulmate who shares her dreams and inspires her by reading the first drafts and giving much appreciated critiques. Cheree works as a fulltime author and mother, which is more play than work! She enjoys reading, traveling to tropical beaches, riding motorcycles, playing the bass for the band Alien Landslide, spending time with her wonderful children, and going on family adventures while planning her next book.  Cheree and Michael live in Utah where they rock out, enjoy the outdoors, plan great quests, and never stop dreaming.

Today I am discussing her book, Girl from the stars Book 1: Daybreak.

Here is a brief description about Her book: Liora Day, half-human, half-mess with her and you’ll die Damaclan, had been thrown onto a rough path at a very early age. But when she is broken out of a cage by Devren, the young captain of the SS Kratos, she is shown that perhaps humanity does have a heart. The Kratos is set on a mission to rescue fallen surveyors from the Revolutionaries, and Liora is given the choice to follow her Damaclan instincts, or trust Devren’s dark eyes and captivating smile that promise an adventure unlike any she has ever experienced.

This book is available at these following links:
AmazonBarnes & NobleSmashwordsKoboiBookGoogle Play, and many other ebook places.

Songs that helped to inspire this book:                                                                                               Dark by Sital-Singh
Heal by Tom Odell
Heartless by William Fitzsimmons
Be Still by The Killers
Run and Escape (Mozaix Remix) by Red
Meter & Verse by Young Guns
All I Want by A Day To Remember
The Last Fight by Bullet for my Valentine

Please take a moment and visit Cheree at http://www.chereealsop.com

The author is giving one ebook away to a lucky winner, just leave a comment, and then email me at cricketwinner@hotmail.com with CHAREE in the subject line. I will select a winner at the end of the day tomorrow as I will be away from the office for the rest of the day, it is my Husband’s birthday, and I am off to arrange a fabulous evening for him with the kids!

Please vote!

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Until tomorrow,

Aisha-Kimberly Hashmi

Welcome David Estes!!!!

David estes.jpg SLIP.jpg                                     Welcome, DAVID ESTES!   He is the Author of Strings, The Dwellers Saga, The Country Saga, Salem’s Revenge, Slip Trilogy, Evolution Trilogy, and The Adventures of Nikki Powergloves…Today is about SLIP, GRIP and FLIP!!!!                                                                         Hello, discerning authors, fellow readers!   Seeing as how we are all so time-poor, I am sincerely grateful for you reading my blog today. I truly love to hold myself to a high standard of ethics, and only spotlight authors and books that I have read and truly fell in love with. This is to assist the authors with sales and promote books that truly are just a fun read or makes you think, and makes you excited to talk about and share with your friends, family, children, anyone! I honestly hope that you will take just a moment more to click the link(s) and show the author some love. I will be giving one of his books to one lucky winner today, you only need to email me and request it, at cricketwinner@hotmail.com.  Please put DAVID ESTES in the subject line. It is an honor to assist those authors that just have that extra “IT.”  You know it when you read their work. Stephen King, Lee Child, J.D. Robb, Harlan Coben, Sue Grafton, I mean I can go on and on about all the authors who just have “IT”….Here, for your consideration is another author!  Recently, by accident, discovered another amazing author who I truly cannot rave enough about! His name is David Estes. He is super talented!  I reached out to him and asked him if I could highlight him and lucky for all of us, David agreed! I am on 2 separate services for books that are either about to be published, already published or up for a contract with Amazon. Those services are NetGalley and Kindle Scout. I saw one book that I had just gotten free from a newsletter signup, “SLIP”.  (Upon signing up, you will receive book one of four separate series, Slip, Fire Country, The Moon Dwellers and Brew, and will also be added to his Awesome Reader Team.) Upon finishing SLIP, I went to review it on Amazon. There I saw the remainder of the series, Grip and Flip. Deciding to thin out my TBR list before getting them, I went to NetGalley to review a book I had finished the day before. I could have been knocked over with a feather when I saw Grip AND Flip both there on the site…I immediately reached out to David and begged him to let me read and review them as well as host him here on my blog. With a very prompt reply, I received those books through Netgalley and his publisher. I read for the rest of the day and well in to the night.  David really went above and beyond to do that for me, and I am so grateful to have received the series. Sharing the word with the public is an honor. I have only read these three books, not the other series and this Monday I intend to start Brew. I cannot wait as it sounds interesting to me, and yes, I will let you know how those three books are as well! Here is the description on Amazon about SLIP:  “Someone must die before another can be born…As sea levels rise and livable landmasses shrink, the Reorganized United States of America has instituted population control measures to ensure there are sufficient resources and food to sustain the growing population. Birth authorization must be paid for and obtained prior to having a child. Someone must die before another can be born, keeping the country in a population neutral position at what experts consider to be the optimal population. The new laws are enforced by a ruthless government organization known as Pop Con, responsible for terminating any children resulting from unauthorized births, and any illegals who manage to survive past their second birthday, at which point they are designated a national security threat and given the name Slip.But what if one orphan slipped through the cracks? What if someone knew all the loopholes and how to exploit them? Would it change anything? Would the delicate resource balance be thrown into a tailspin, threatening the lives of everyone?  And how far would the government go to find and terminate the Slip? In a gripping story of a family torn apart by a single choice, Slip is a reminder of the sanctity of a single life and the value of the lives we so often take for granted.”  Now how is THAT for grabbing you and shaking you?  You HAVE to get this book!  The writing, the characters, it is so deep! As the series progresses to FLIP and GRIP. you get to see the main character grow up, and his role evolves and there are just so many layers that you will immerse yourself and feel that you have sunk your teeth into a substance so satisfying, you will crave more. I highly recommend this series, for all ages. I only hope the series will continue, and that you read it, love and review it as I have. Please go to his site and sigh up for the starter library and get the word about this incredible author out, it is talent that we need to share to keep our reading addiction filled to the brim!  David; A personal thank you for your amazing work! I myself have OCD, and know the struggle is real! That draws to conclusion my author of the day. Please, take time to go sign up!

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Welcome, Patti Glaspy!

Hello, my readers!

First of all I would like to do a poll… Now that you have had a chance to go to all the sites I am posting my blog, can you please shoot me an email and let me know which one you like the best? Just say SOCH, facebookblog, bravesit, wix or wordpress…. I would really appreciate it. This is for the author and the reader, and ease of use, the best looking, fastest loading, take all of that into consideration… It is VERY time consuming to put up all of these every day so I need some feed back….https://aishasbooksandauthors.wordpress.com
my regular facebook page as well, https://www.facebook.com/aishakhashmi

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In case you had not had a chance to see all of them then all the links are above. Please let me know. The SOCH is permanent, I have just decided to run it alongside that blog site for more viewership, then ultimately will run it only on SOCH… If I do not get enough viewership or followers then I will never get to that stage, and no one seems to know SOCH has a blog or what it is about, that’s why I am here. (Making magic happen!)

Now for today’s author highlight, please give a warm welcome to Patti A. Glaspy, she is an amazing and talented author! I will be show casing her wonderful novel, Before the power was gone. 

Patty has said a lucky winner will get a copy of this, so be sure to email me for the instructions!!!! Here is a little about Patty. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother who living in Middle Tennessee and loves to read, play puzzle games, cook, sew, and crochet. Some of her favorite things to do are to go camping and fishing with her husband. Having written poems and songs in her younger years, she never thought about writing a novel until she had the idea for When the Power is Gone. An avid reader of the genre, she felt a need for a story line written from a “regular woman’s” perspective. She has plans for at least three books in the A Powerless World Series. I love hearing from you, so please let me know what you liked, didn’t like, loved, or hated about any of my novels. You can contact me on Facebook, Twitter, through my website, or via email.

http://www.paglaspy.com/                                                                   http://www.facebook.com/paglaspy

If there is a need for being prepared for the world coming to a screeching halt, such as an EMP, or even a natural catastrophe, read this book. It is not a how to manual, but there are things in here that you would never think of needing to know, that COULD just save your life! A must read type of book for the survivalist, or even the one who calls themselves a prepper, or even just for a quick fun read! An excerpt: My name is Anne Mathews. I’m a prepper. But I haven’t always been. This is how it started….

Russ and Anne Mathews live in a rural suburb in Tennessee. Regular people, with regular jobs, living a normal life – except for one thing. They are what many people call “preppers”. They have stocked up on supplies to survive any kind of event they can think of that may occur to disrupt life as they know it. When that event comes, they start preparing for the new way of life they will face. Along with their teenage son, and their next door neighbors and best friends, they plan their exit from a neighborhood too close to the city to a farm in the country. They just have to get there. Their faith in their own capabilities and in humankind will be challenged, as they fight to protect and keep their supplies and, quite possibly, their lives. When the Power is Gone is the first book in the A Powerless World Series, dealing with how life might be lived after an EMP. If you like post-apocalyptic fiction, this novel by P.A. Glaspy is a unique story from a woman’s point of view. Pick up your copy of When the Power is Gone today! That is all for today, I hope that you enjoyed reading this and please give feedback about the sites as well as hit follow on my face book blog, as that is the only way to follow my blog for now! Thanks so much!

Aisha Hashmi

Welcome, Philip Harris


This week, and the last, have been a BUMPY, BUMPY, BUMPY ride, and you all have my sincerest apologies. I am truly trying to give each and every author time that is due to them and have now decided I will be these reviews and blog posts now on several sites, not just SOCHTHENEWSOFDALLAS.COM I am now going to be posting on several blog sites that I am playing with. I will see which one works the best, which one is the most like by you, the reader, easiest to use, etc., so feel free for next few days to please reach out to me and let me know which site you like the best, easiest to navigate, etc… This is ALL new to me and I am trying to make it as professional as I can! I want to build a lifelong friendship as well as professional relationship with authors I have read and loved, and it is a burden of love at the moment. PLEASE take a moment to like my post, share them on your own site, get the word out about these books and authors! Here are the links to all the sites I am temporarily hosting the blog on:

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 So…. As to my blog today, Wednesday the 22, I am introducing Philip Harris.

 He was born in England, now lives in Canada, where he works for a large video game developer. Not content with creating imaginary worlds for a living, he spends his spare time indulging his love of writing. His published books include The Girl in the City Trilogy as well as homage to the old pulp science fiction serials – Glitch Mitchell and the Unseen Planet. His short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines including The Jurassic Chronicles, Bones, Uncommon Minds, The Anthology of European SF, and Peeping Tom. He has also worked as security for Darth Vader. You can find more details of his work and his blog at: http:// http://www.solitarymindset.com

 The Girl in the City is a really good read! It is the first book in a trilogy, all three books are on offer for 99c at the moment.  The link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SEVP6ME

Philip also has a website and blog you can visit, it is nice! http://www.solitarymindset.com 

Philip has graciously agreed to give up a copy to one lucky winner! Email me for the details! When I asked Philip what he is up to these days, here is his response: “I’m in the middle of writing the first three books of a post-apocalyptic zombie series. The first two books have been edited; I’m just wrapping up the third ready to send to my editor. Once that is done, I’ll be starting the fourth ready to start releasing the series in a few months.” So there you have it, we are about to be blessed with the birth of another zombie series and since Philip is writing it, I cannot wait to read it! Philip really is a talented writer and even though I have only read a few of his books, they were so well written that I just have to spread the word about him, he is right up there with Lee Child and Harlan Corbin, writing-style wise! Give his work a chance!

 That is it for today. Please, do not forget to drop me a line and let me know which site you prefer, for WHATEVER reason. I need to know and thanks for taking time to visit the sites as well as the authors!

Welcome, Darynda Jones!

I hope that you will like, follow and comment on my blog! Show the authors some love by visiting the sites!

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Let me start the day off with a BANG!!!! As many of you are new to my blog, I want you to know one thing about me. If there is a book in print, no matter the genre, it has a chance with me. I do however; prefer to read books with a strong lead with some type of involvement with solving crimes, dystopian or supernatural themes, or anything that just lets me escape reality for a while. I have been reading many author’s over the years that deal with justice for murder victims. I read all of J.D. Robb’s In Death series, as well as all of Lee Child’s series, with Jack Reacher, or recent movie fame, as well as Sue Grafton and Joanna. Fluke. I am just a fan of all these series, and today I am here to highlight a super favorite Author, Darynda Jones.She is super talented and every time I read a book of hers, I imagine Charley, the grim reaper of all grim reapers, solving my sister and nieces murder case and it brings a lot of comfort and healing to me.

Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of almost 30 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.

Darynda has written an amazing series as well as other books. I will let you go to her website to see all of her amazing work!  http://www.daryndajones.com/ The series I am hooked on the most is GRAVE series, starting with First grave on the right, and Darynda is giving one copy away to a lucky winner!  Please email me at cricketwinner@hotmail.com with “request for DJ GRAVE book” in subject line, and comment on my blog post at http://authorsandbooks.bravesites.com. Winner selected at the end of the day!