WHAT'S A BLAUTHOR, YOU ASK? It's a Blogger-Author (see what I did there?) -- and there are NINE of them on the Lone Star Book Blog Tours Blogger Team! (And several more who have works-in-progress!)
Fiction and non-fiction, juvenile to adult, romance, history, fantasy, and photography, they've got your favorite genre, sub-genres, and topics covered! Check 'em out! (Listed in alpha order by author, of course.)
The Bathtub Mermaid: Tales from the (Holiday) Tub by Melissa Bartell. A collection of essays celebrating the good, the challenging, and the magical aspects of the winter holidays.
(Currently FREE on Kindle Unlimited)
You Do You including Jenn Belden, contributing author, is a collection of essays by authors age 12-60, sharing their stories of what it’s like to be a daughter, a mother, a sister, a friend, a woman today and yesterday and for the future. With a broad range of voices, from the cynical, to the ugly-cry, to the outright hilarious, YOU DO YOU is a love-fest for the females in our lives. LSBBT reviewer Jenn Belden is a contributor, sharing her struggle of raising a daughter to ignore those whose words are used to hurt when, admittedly, she didn’t learn to do it herself. This is a book for anyone in middle school to middle age.
The Inevitables by Amanda Borroel. Welcome to a world that is seeping with the inevitable. These are the stories that you think about at night when you can't sleep. The thoughts that seep into your mind when you're daydreaming in class or at work. These are the things you write about, sing about, and dread about. These are the inevitables. A short story collection from different walks of life who must face their own inevitable.
The Blue Unicorn's Journey to Osm by Sabrina Durant. A unicorn fairy tale from the unicorn's point of view. Great little story for all unicorn lovers. Illustrated.
Silver Taps by Max Knight is a very personal memoir written for his children and grandchildren following the death of the author’s father. The book’s title pays homage to Texas A&M University. The institution, The Corps of Cadets, and its time honored traditions serve as the backdrop for the inspirational tribute to a man who served his country in three wars: World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. It fondly remembers their relationship while exploring the terrible effects of Alzheimer’s disease, and it examines faith in the context of how it gives hope to some and raises questions in others.
(Currently FREE on Kindle Unlimited)
Palo Duro by Max Knight. Westward expansion following the Civil War ushered in an era of increased conflict between the Southern Plains Indians and white settlers. The Comanche, the Southern Cheyenne, the Kiowa, and the Apache all fought to protect their customs and homelands. The clashes were characterized by savagery on both sides - Indian and white. However, finite numbers and options would ensure the tribes’ defeat; they faced certain death or forced relocation, and their days were numbered. Palo Duro recalls this struggle. It is the story of the Southwest United States towards the end of the nineteenth century.
Boracay Vows by Maida Malby. To fulfill one vow, she has to break another. Krista Lopez has five days to fulfill her Turning-Thirty Vow—the promise to do something life-changing in celebration of this milestone birthday. Her plan: give in to her attraction to her Irish-American hunk of a boss Mr. Blake Ryan, who is conveniently vacationing in the same posh resort in Boracay. When he proposes a one-week affair, she accepts. It’s only a fling, after all. Krista will not fall for an American. She can’t. She promised her mother.
The Inner Silence by Christena Stephens. An introduction to Christena Stephens black and white photography, The Inner Silence was a solo photography exhibition held at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas in 2015. It was a compilation of photographs taken by Christena during her travels to New Mexico, Arkansas, Colorado, and throughout Texas from 2011 - 2014. The book showcases the twenty exhibition photographs along with stories about each of the photos. The photos showcase unique places and wildlife.
The Cicada Series by Belle Whittington. Cicada (Book One).
Summertime for Blair Reynolds and her friends had always been carefree and fun ...until the summer they happened upon something that was not human. As they band together in a fight for their lives, Blair's true love becomes something more than human. Something unnatural. And their survival depends entirely upon their ability to keep a secret. Also, Firefly (Book Two) & Monarch (Book Three).
Inner Landscapes including Sydney Young, contributing author. Adults, Teens, and Children respond in prose and poetry to ten samples of artist Virginia Dehn’s work in this volume. Virginia and her husband Adolf Dehn belonged to a group of artists who influenced the course of American Art in the mid-twentieth century. Her work has been exhibited in shows and galleries throughout the country and paintings of hers are part of many public collections. The imagination leaps from image to word and back again in this inspirational collection.