Friday, May 8, 2015

Winners of my audiobook Not So Easy

Winners of my audiobook Not So Easy are: Brandy G and Kimberly M! Congrats! I hope you enjoy the book!
Not So Easy (Souls in Peril) has a new cover, exciting edits, (a new chapter has been added), and now Not So Easy is an audio book, narrated by the talented Ryan Shaughnessy.
Not So Easy has a 4.9 out of 5 star rating on Amazon!
Not So Easy  
Senior Max Sanchez has it all.
Junior JD Miller’s life is Not So Easy. He’s the star pitcher for Port Fare High’s baseball team. He’s dating the 
head cheerleader, Emma McKay, and he has a great group of friends. 
Unlike Max, JD struggles with making friends. He’s a social misfit, and 
he’s being bullied at every turn. He’s also barely surviving. 
A tragic accident changes everything, merging their lives together, 
and Max soon learns that life is not so easy for everyone. Max works to the point of exhaustion trying to help JD survive the chaos that is his life, and his eyes are opened to a world he had no idea even existed.

Not so Easy is a story about hope, surviving, and never giving up. 
What other are saying about Not So Easy (from the Souls in Peril series):

*Once Upon a Twilight: As I try to compose all my emotions to write this review I feel an overwhelming responsibility to do justice to this book through my review. I laughed, I cried, I felt such bewildering sadness and in the end I laughed again. Sherry Gammon takes us on an astonishing journey through the eyes of Max Sanchez. Handsome and athletic with a wonderful and supportive family, Max lives a charmed life. Even as a seventeen year old Max knows that his girlfriend Emma will be the woman he grows old with. Em's beauty and brains are only out shone by her inner compassion and kindness. Max already recognizes that he can learn from her sweetness and tolerance. For the full review click her (Warning: SPOILER ALERT!)

                 * Dani of Wonderful, Amazing, Fantastic Stars. This story will stay with me forever. It spoke to my soul...This book is amazingly written and so awesome. I will never forget this book. It got me deep... I recommend it to everybody with children, children, and adults alike. Everybody should read this amazing book. 

*Camelia SkibaSherry drives the reader to real emotions masterfully creating trials, conflicts and doubts. You'll cry and laugh, ache and root for these heroes. I also liked the messages that come with this book, that life is worth living, that we should never give up and we should always try our best.

                   * Cindy Bennett: Souls in Peril is seriously one of the best books I've ever read. It had me in turn laughing and crying, my heart aching for all the characters involved. 
Gammon's writing is full of humor, sorrow, realism, and pulls you into places you might not want to go, but will be happy you did when all is said and done. I HIGHLY recommend this book!  

    *Kindle booklove: Dani: 10 Wonderful, Amazing, Fantastic Stars This story will stay with me forever. It spoke to my soul because I know what it's like to be bullied relentlessly by kids at school and then go home and have to deal with an abusive stepfather and feel like you have nobody to turn to, nobody to trust, and nowhere to go. I know as it said at the end of the book that not all people being bullied have the same home situations but mine almost resembled Izzy's experience with some differences of course. My heart broke while reading about JD's and Izzy's story. I cried for them and their situation. I fell in love with Emma's character because she was one of those rare people with an untarnished soul who doesn't look at people and judge them by what they look like....Read the full review here:
    Momma's Books. Brandy: If I could rate this book a 10 I would but Goodreads as well as amazon will only allow a 5. So it is 5+++++++  It was such an emotional read for me. It took me less than 24 hours to read this book once I started I could not put it down. I am honestly at a loss for words to explain how I feel about this book. But I will try so here I go… You will be taken on an emotional ride and your heart will hurt more times than not. You will wish you could just jump into the book and just rescue JD. I know I absolutely fell in love with Em she is the sweetest and kindest kid. I can only hope that my children turn out to be like her... It is absolutely AMAZING! Read full review (and check out the old cover;) here:
* Donna~ The Romance Cover Heart wrenching, sobbed and sobbed through this book, so many familiar circumstances it was like reliving my school life all over again...very sad, very emotional but unfortunately oh so very true. A fabulous book, that puts you through an emotional wringer..not my usual romance but a great YA book that had some very important messages throughout the book..brilliant.

More reviews herehere and here.

Purchase links
Not So Easy ebook is specially priced for the next few weeks as I introduce the exciting audio book. 
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Here is a fun interview with my narrator Ryan Shaughnessy

  1.  Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? I’m from a cornfield an hour and a half southwest of Chicago and the oldest of three children. I was high school valedictorian and passed the CPA exam after obtaining a Masters degree in accounting. Then I followed my dream and moved to Los Angeles to make a career in acting and not from a cubicle. Every day brings a new adventure!
  2. What do you do when you are not acting/narrating? Every day I’m doing something that relates to my acting. Whether it be auditioning, shooting, or social networking, the acting never stops. Even when I’m watching shows on Netflix, I watch certain shows that would appeal to my age demographic.
  3. What is your favorite smell? Mom’s pot roast coming from the slow cooker when I travel back to Illinois.
  4. What was your first acting project? There were the spring concert shows in grade school, but my first main gig was in the summer before my 8th grade year where I was the ventriloquist’s dummy in the radio show in a production of “Annie”.
  5. How/Why did you get into acting? I love entertaining people. After getting a feel of making so many people laugh with my lines, I was hooked. Looking back, I wish I would have pursued in sooner, but I didn’t realize I could make a career of it because of how and where I was raised.
  6. If you had 24 hours to live, excluding spending time with your family, what would you do? Skydive, ride in a hot air balloon, bungee jump off a bridge, and take my family to the gorgeous beaches of Thailand
  7. What is your favorite kind of cheese? Pepperjack
  8. Is there any particular actor or book that influenced you growing up or as an adult? I grew up watching all the James Bond and Indiana Jones movies. It’s been a goal of mine to be James when I’m the right age. But Harrison Ford has always been an influence because he is also from Illinois and wasn’t given much of a shot at the beginning of his acting career. I feel I am very similar to him in that regard in that we both have had a chip on our shoulders to prove the world wrong.
  9. Would I find anything growing in your refrigerator right now? Nope. I keep things pretty clean. If I let one thing go, it would probably be the dust in my bedroom.
  10. How would you describe yourself in three words? Intelligent, sarcastic, loyal
  11. Who is your favorite actor? It’s hard to pick just one. Sean Connery, Harrison Ford, Denzel Washington, Matt Damon, and Tom Hanks are at the top of the list.
  12. What is your favorite part of acting and why? Your least favorite and why? Favorite: Things are always changing but yet they are still structured. You may be on the same set, but the storyline is changing and things don’t get stagnant. Worst: Rejection aha.
  13. Chocolate or Brussels sprouts? I’m a fan of both actually, especially if the brussels sprouts are doused in butter.
  14. What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an actor? I was new to a class and the teacher thought I wasn’t taking the scene seriously. He said I wouldn’t amount to anything.
  15. What has been the best compliment given to you as an actor? I took a three week intensive with a casting director, and after we finished the scene in the last week, he told me he could easily see me as a contract role on the show.
  16. What is your least favorite smell? Rotten eggs
  17. Do you have any advice to give to aspiring actors? If a kid from a small town in Illinois with no formal training can move across the country and find a place in this crazy entertainment world, there is no reason you can’t do the same. You will most likely need lots of patience and a strong backbone, and most people from back home won’t understand the extent of what you are doing. But you will. As long as you believe this is what you were made to do, you will find a way to make it happen.

Ryan's Links
@RynoShaughnessy (Twitter and Instagram)

Thanks for stopping by!
Sherry Gammon

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Not So Easy

More reviews herehere and here.

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Thanks for stopping by!
Sherry Gammon

Monday, April 20, 2015

Fields of Elysium

Fields of Elysium
by A.B. Whelan
Best seller in Teen & Young Adult Fantasy
4.3 stars on 86 reviews
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Small town girl, Molly Bennett, moves to Los Angeles where she becomes an outsider while attending Beverly Hills High School. It seems life cannot be any more dreadful.
Then one day after school, something magical happens. On a secluded hike in the Hollywood Hills, Molly chases her disobedient mutt and only friend into a hidden cavern. She stumbles upon a strange glimmering gateway that transports her to Arkana, a planet that is the cradle of an advanced human race. There, teenagers navigate amazing flying vehicles, compete in perilous games for glory, and possess supernatural powers.
While Molly tries to wrap her mind around this unbelievable discovery, she meets the alluring and mysterious Victor Sorren. He is a Sentinel Apprentice, whose hatred toward people from Earth is beyond understanding. Yet every time Victor unpredictably saves Molly’s life, his heart draws closer to hers, no matter how much he tries to fight against it. It further complicates things that their growing friendship is strictly forbidden. Earth people are prohibited in Arkana, yet Molly continues to cross through the portal to Arkana to see Victor.
Torn between their double lives, they go down a dangerous path, from where there is no return and multiple endings.
Would you fight to be with the one you truly love? What cost would you be willing to sacrifice for that love?
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After reading this story you will find your heart racing whenever you enter a cave.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sherry Gammon

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

$.99-1.99 sale!! FIVE choices!

My True love is Magical Collection is on sale!! Only $.99 for the individual books and $1.99 for the entire collection!

True Love is Magical Collection 
is a compilation of three of my fantasy romances! 
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Available individually also for $.99 each

Pete & Tink: Book one of the True love is Magical Collection

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 Pete Pancerella loves two things in life: Video games and Spongy Cremes. He’s happy, content, and he’s also a geek. All that is about to change when his mother wishes upon a star and Tink answers the call. But will it take more than a five-and-a-half inch faery to whip this manga-loving goofball into shape?

Loving Marigold: Book two of the True Love is Magical Collection

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Young Marigold Yarrow has a secret. She’s also in love with Jack Mahoney. In the middle of her ninth grade year, Jack's family up and moves to Port Fare, New York, leaving the small town of Sugar Maple, West Virginia - and Marigold - far behind. 
Nine years later Jack and Marigold meet again. They join forces to weed out the shady Abbott boys. The unscrupulous brothers are illegally selling moonshine near her home on Sugar Maple Ridge. And they'll do anything to get Marigold to leave the ridge. Anything. 
But this time it could be magic that tears Jack and Marigold apart. 

Angel in a Black Fedora: Book three of the True Love is Magical Collection. 

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Ciel Björk died a tragic death...but she got over it.Now she works as an undercover angel, answering people’s prayers. 
Chloe is obsessed with achieving perfection to please her unpleaseable father. Chloe’s BFF Austin Powers will do anything to support her in achieving her goal, including helping her win the heart of Bridger Reed. 
Ciel is sent to the sleepy little town of Port Fare, New York to help turn Chloe’s dreams into reality. Ciel soon learns that things are not as simple as they seem as secrets are revealed. 

Also on sale: Of love and Magic collection, only $.99!!

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Author March Madness: Stephanie N. Pitman

Day 16: Author Stephanie N. Pitman  
1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? I am a middle child, whatever that means, and I am married to a great man and together we have two boys, both of whom are quickly becoming young men and I am not ready for that. I LOVE to read. My favorite book is one I can’t put down. I am drawn to fantasy, but I’ll read anything fiction and some non-fiction.
2. What do you do when you are not writing? As I mentioned I love reading, so I read a lot. But I also love to be physical. I enjoy running, biking, swimming (I’ve competed in 6 triathlons) doing yoga, learning new Zumba songs to teach to my students. These are the things I love to do, but have to squeeze into my crazy life of mom, wife, daycare provider, fitness instructor, spa owner, Sunday school teacher, etc. I don’t know how to say “no”
3. What is your favorite smell? I love the smell of fresh clean laundry. I could bury my nose in it forever. My love of it kind of reminds me of that commercial where Tina Fey is locked in the laundry room smelling dryer sheets, though it doesn’t always unlock my inner muse.
4. When did you first start writing and when did you finish your first book? I first began writing in grade school, but self-esteem issues kept me from pursuing it until I was married and pregnant with our first son and I just had a story that was crying to be told. It was about a piranha cat dog and hopefully will someday become a picture book. My first novel, Honorable Disgrace, I began 5 or 6 years ago and finished it about a year ago. It was just published February 2, 2015 and I am so excited about it.
5. If you had 24 hours to live, excluding spending time with your family, what would you do? This is a tough one. There are so many things on my bucket list, but not many of them can be done in just 24 hours. The most important thing to me in my life is my family, so I would spend every moment with them, playing games, talking, hugging, kissing, crying, laughing…oh wait, you said excluding family…I can’t honestly think of anything I’d rather do.
6. Do you ever experience writer’s block? All the time. Aargh!!!
7. Do you work with an outline, or just write? It really depends on my story and how much I know about it. I do some outlining, but it is mostly organic, and a huge mess until I get through the first draft and that’s when I get excited because I get to shape and mold it into hopefully something fantastic that people can’t put down.
8. What is your favorite kind of cheese? Gouda…because it’s good-a. ☺ Costco sells this amazing smoked Gouda that is creamy goodness.
9. Is there any particular author or book that influenced you growing up or as an adult? No, there is not one particular author, but there are several that inspire me and who’s writing and imagination spurs me on to be my best. A few of them are J.K. Rowling, Julie Kagawa, John Grisham, Brandon Mull and Stephen King. I can only aspire to be in the same class as them one day.
10. Would I find anything growing in your refrigerator right now? It is possible. But I just cleaned it 2 weeks ago, so not at this point. When I cleaned it, there definitely were a few questionable items.
11. How would you describe yourself in three words? Determined. Loving. Capable.
12. Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination? Honorable Disgrace is based on my own experiences as a teen. It was not a book I ever thought I’d write, nor did I ever imagine I’d share some a personal, horrific event with so many. But I felt strength and healing in the writing of Honorable Disgrace and I can only hope others who read it can find the same through Angie’s strength. I only wish I had been as strong as her at that time in my life.
13. Who is your favorite author? Since most of you will probably say me ;) please tell me then, who is your second favorite author? Again, I don’t have a favorite. But if I was forced to pick, right now I’d choose Julie Kagawa. Her stories are brilliant and engaging and original.
14. What was your favorite part of writing and why? My favorite part of writing is the same for me as with reading. I love escaping to another world and with writing I get to create that. I love my life, but I love the escape, the out of this world quality it brings. The possibilities are endless when you are the one behind the story. I would say controlling the story, but more often than not, the story is the one steering.
15. Chocolate or Brussels sprouts? This shouldn’t be a tough question, but it really is. I know that is superbly weird. It should be no contest, but I really love brussels sprouts. Cut in half, sautéed in a bit of coconut oil and sprinkled with a mix of tarragon, chive and sea salt and pepper. Yum. But it would definitely have to be followed up with a serving (or two) or dark chocolate.
 16. What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? So far, I have had great reviews and support since becoming published, but prior to that, when I was just getting started, the toughest criticism came from my husband. 
17. What has been the best compliment given to you as an author? This also came from my husband. Since the beginning when he was not the most positive or helpful critique, I never asked for his opinion again. But he started to read my book, and he is not a reader, at all. And he said it was very well written. From him, that is huge.
18. What is your least favorite smell? 
 19. Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers? Writer’s write. So make time to write and never give up. You have a story to tell and you are the only one who can tell it.
 20. Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers? Every single one of you is appreciated. While I write for myself, ultimately I write for you and without you there would be no one to read my stories, so thank you so much.

Author Bio
Stephanie N. Pitman is a writer of fiction and nonfiction.  Her first novel, a YA Contemporary, Honorable Disgrace, is based on her own story of overcoming the ugly side of life, betrayal and rape.  She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature and an active member of the SCBWI.  She has taught preschool for over 12 years and is a motivated entrepreneur, currently operating two successful businesses with her husband, Travis.  Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband of 16 years, and their two boys, visiting the beautiful splendor and diversity of their home state of Montana.  Along with being an avid reader and dedicated writer, she enjoys pushing herself to her best by competing in triathlons, relay races, and half marathons as well as being a Zumba and Yoga Instructor. 

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