One Lovely Blog Award! #Awards #blogs #writers

One Lovely Blog

Last week, I don’t remember which day exactly, I woke up in the morning (doh!) and checked my emails just as every day. Among my many emails there was a Twitter notification, announcing me that Scott Bury had awarded all my three blogs for the One Lovely Blog Award. I was very happy and that made my day. Yeah, I know those awards are not valid or prestigious, but it is nice to be recognised by the blogging and Indie community as a writer to be considered.

So first things first. Thanks a lot, Scott Bury of the Written Words blog for nominating my silly blogs for this award. Scott Bury is the author of The Bones of the Earth, a fantasy-historical novel, One Shade of Red, a parody of that erotic book with too many shades that shall never be named again, and Army of Worn Soles, a historical memoir set during World War II. Click on the links and get to know his writing. Totally worth your time.


The rules for this award say that I have to share seven things about me, then I have to nominate 15 or so other bloggers, and finally I have to let them know I have nominated them. Remember that after being nominated, if you decide to write a post about it, you have to acknowledge me as the nominator by linking to my blog.

OK, who is ready to learn seven things about me? Nobody? I will share them anyway, so there…

1. When I wake up in the mornings I cannot eat because it makes me feel nauseated.
2. The only thing my stomach admits when I just wake up is a tall iced chai tea latte.
3. Semi-closed drawers make me feel anxious.
4. I own elf ears made to match my skin color and a staff. Yes, I am a nerd.
5. I hate bras. Working at home is an advantage.
6. I know I will die before I manage to read all the books I have in both my houses.
7. I am getting married to my best friend and better half next September 28th, 2014.


Now it is when I have to nominate the blogs I enjoy so much reading. I am not going to nominate 15 bloggers because the ones that I really follow are not so many. But you should head and check those blogs because they are truly something.

  1. First of all, I have to nominate the blog written by my fellow groovy cool writer, writing buddy, and my little brother from the States: D.e.e.L. If you haven’t visited his blog D.e.e.L’s Writing and Various Nonsense, you don’t even know how many cool things you are missing out. So pay him a visit!
  2. Irene Aprile’s blog Why Blogging? Because I want to! is a space where you can read both her ramblings about different topics and also her flash fiction and little stories. Click on the link and wander around.
  3. Peter Germany’s blog My Journey in Live and the World of Writing is exactly that. You can read his progress while he works really hard to get his first stories published, as well as different reviews.
  4. Raven’s Retreat is the lovely blog where you can find the horror writing duo and twins extraordinaire Cat and Lynx Raven. Follow their adventures while they get lost in every single city they visit for their ghost hunting show, Calamityville Horror, and get updated with their writing progress.

And that’s it! Those four blogs are the blogs that I really follow. There are so many lovely blogs out there, but there is so little time to follow them all. If you liked this, share, comment, and simply spread the word!

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Press Release: The Mill River Redemption, by Darcie Chan, New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling Author.

Phenomenal recognition for bestselling author

Darcie Chan’s debut, THE MILL RIVER RECLUSE:

New York Times eBook bestseller for 28 weeks (peaking at #2)

USA Today eBook bestseller for 30 weeks

“Chan’s sweet novel displays her talent…A comforting book about the random

acts of kindness that hold communities together.”Kirkus Reviews
“A heartwarming story.”—
“A real page-turner.”IndieReader







A Ballantine Trade Paperback Original

On Sale August 26, 2014


“A satisfying read with sympathetic and relatable characters that will be good for book group discussions and vacation reading.”  Library Journal

Selling more than 700,000 eBook originals, New York Times bestselling author Darcie Chan mesmerized readers with her breathtaking prose and memorable characters in her debut, The Mill River Recluse, set in the enchanting, fictional locale of Mill River, Vermont. This August, Chan presents readers with a brand-new novel, THE MILL RIVER REDEMPTION (Ballantine Trade Paperback Original; On Sale August 26, 2014), featuring character cameos from The Mill River Recluse. Once again, Darcie skillfully weaves together themes of family, self-discovery and forgiveness to create a truly remarkable tale. A rising star in the literary world, Chan’s knack for storytelling is one that readers won’t soon forget.

In THE MILL RIVER REDEMPTION, Josie DiSanti, recently widowed, flees her New York City home with her two young daughters to take refuge in Mill River, Vermont, and live with her only remaining relative, Ivy Collard, the local bookstore owner and a woman Josie barely knows. There, the young mother and her girls build a new life—until a shocking tragedy tears the sisters apart. Years later, the sisters are forced together for the reading of their mother’s will, and what they discover shakes up their worlds, forever shaping their futures.

image004About the Author

Darcie Chan is the New York Times bestselling author of the eBook sensation The Mill River Recluse and the novel The Mill River Redemption. She has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. For fourteen years, Chan worked as an attorney drafting environmental and natural resource legislation for the U.S. Senate. She now writes fiction full-time and lives north of New York City with her husband and son.               @DarcieChan


By Darcie Chan

A Ballantine Trade Paperback Original • Publication date: August 26, 2014

ISBN: 978-0-345-53823-9 • Price: $15.00 • Pages: 416

Weekly Feature BTSemag: Savannah Young.

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WILDE RIDERS is the first novel in a spicy new contemporary romance series about four sexy brothers, their small-town bar and their local country band.

WILDE RIDERS can be read as a STAND ALONE NOVEL or as part of the SERIES.

Cooper Wilde spent his entire adolescence counting the days until he could escape rural northwest New Jersey. Now at 26, he can’t believe he’s coming back. But his late father’s bar, Haymakers, is in financial trouble and his older brother, Jake, has asked for Cooper’s help.

Riley Smith, 25, is fresh out of her Ivy League MBA program and wants to make an impression on her employer, H & C Bank. Her first solo assignment is a fraud investigation on a business loan they made to Haymakers.

Even though Old Town is less than 90 minutes from New York City, Riley feels like she’s stepped into another world in this remote, one-bar town. Riley can’t wait to do her business and get back to the city as quickly as her sports car will take her…until she meets Cooper Wilde. He’s not like the other guys in this rural town and Riley feels inexplicably attracted to him.

If you like your trucks loud, your beer cold and your men hot…you’ll love WILDE RIDERS.


The Wilde One (Tucker’s Story)
A Wilde Night (Hunter’s Story)
Wilde Times (Jake’s Story)

Babs Hightower
Promotions Director/BTS Promotions Team Leader