Fall is in the air, and I and several other bloggers are celebrating books, and asking, where is that special place you like to read? What is that special book you love to fall back into over and over?
My favorite place to read is in bed before I go to sleep. Reading relaxes me. I escape into the story and the characters. I forget any stress or worries I may have experienced that day, or that I might have to face in the morning. Reading at night is my waking dreamland before I actually fall asleep and dream.
There are so many books on my list to read, I haven’t had a chance to reread one in quite a while. One book I’d like to read again is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. This book had a big impact on me as a child, and I’d be interested to see how it affects me now as an adult.
I’ve also been busy writing my own books! My first publications came out in July, one week apart. The first is a young adult book Yakimali’s Gift.
It takes place in 1775 in Mexico, New Spain. 15-year-old Fernanda Marquina, of Spanish and Pima Indian ancestry, can’t seem to live up to her mother’s expectations or fit into the limited female roles of her culture. After a tragic accident, Fernanda and her family join Juan Bautista de Anza’s historic colonization expedition to California. On the journey, Fernanda will discover not only romance, truths that change the way she sees her ancestry, her family, and herself. You can read an excerpt, view the trailer, and read historical info on my website https://lindacovella.com/yakimalis-gift/.
The second book is a paranormal ghost story for readers 8+.
In this book, 12-year-old Pepper Connelly moves into a spooky Victorian house and discovers a boy, Corey, hiding in the backyard shed. Without realizing he’s a ghost, she agrees to help him find his grandfather. Earthquakes, haunted house rides, poltergeist activity, and crystal ball readings propel her toward the shocking end of her search, and an understanding of what it means to be a true friend. Find out more about the book on my website https://lindacovella.com/the-castle-blues-quake/.
To celebrate, I’m giving away this custom printed tote and a keychain/light. To be entered in the contest, please like my Amazon author page http://www.amazon.com/Linda-Covella/e/B00MBR9II0 and post your “like number” in the comments of this post. (U.S. only, please.) While you’re at it, please let me know where your special place to read is, and what that favorite book is that you must revisit!
And please hop on over to the other bloggers on this tour listed here http://candlelightreads.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_1779.html where you’ll have a chance at more prizes!
Thank you! Always follow your dreams, and happy reading!