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2017 Kindle Book Review Awards Semi-Finalist

I Was, Am, Will Be Alice has made it through to the 2017 Kindle Book Review Award Semi-Finals.  Keep reading for a very special offer at the bottom of this post.

2017 Kindle Book Review Award Semi-Finalist

Winner of the 2015 A Woman’s Write Competition

When Alice Carroll is in grade three she narrowly escapes losing her life in a school shooting. All she remembers is the woman comforting her in the moments before the gunshot, and that one second she was there, the next she wasn’t.

It’s bad enough coming to terms with surviving while others, including her favourite teacher, didn’t, let alone dealing with the fact that she might wink out of existence at any time.

Alice spends the next few years seeing specialists about her Post Traumatic Stress as a result of VD–Voldemort Day–but it’s not until she has a nightmare about The Day That Shall Not Be Mentioned, disappears from her bed, is found by police,  and taken home to meet her four-year-old self that she realizes she’s been time travelling.

Alice is unsure if her getting unstuck in time should be considered an ability or a liability, until she disappears right in front of her high school at dismissal time, the busiest time of day. Worried that someone may find out about her problem before long, Alice enlists her best friend (and maybe boyfriend), Pete, to help her try to control her shifting through time with limited success. She’s just about ready to give up when the shooter is caught. Alice resolves to take control of her time travelling in order to go back to That Day, stop the shooting, and figure out the identity of the stranger who’d shielded Alice’s body with her own.

To celebrate, the eBook of I Was, Am, Will Be Alice is on sale for $0.99! Get your copy wherever eBooks are sold

Reader Giveaways – The Inside Scoop

reader giveawaysWhen I was a kid,in the days of analog phones and before the advent of the Internet, we used to call in to local radio stations to win prizes. If you were lucky, and you timed it just right, you might win a prize. Over the years I’ve won tickets to Bruce Springsteen (fourth row, bleachers at the old Exhibition Stadium), Duran Duran, a number of tickets to movie premieres, and a chance to win Breakfast in Barbados (I got a free breakfast and witnessed a live broadcast of my favourite radio show out of that one).

In the Internet age, I’ve come to believe contests to be thinly veiled excuses to get me to subscribe to mailing lists and read a lot of advertisements.

Boy, was I ever wrong.

Having recently won a $400 Amazon gift certificate from The Kindle Book Review, I’ve learned that one of the best ways to win a contest is to find one that’s above board. The Kindle Book Review is one such site. In his book, Reader Giveaways, author Jeff Bennington details the best way to win Amazon products from your Kindle or digital device. The answer is quite simple, really: check out his site, The Kindle Book Review. But that’s not all. In his book, Bennington gives tips and addresses for giveaway and sweepstakes sites, in his book as well, and all of them are free.

Post secondary institutions often complain that they can’t give away many of their grants and bursaries because people just don’t apply. If the same applies to online giveaways and sweepstakes, Reader Giveaways can help its readers clean up.

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