Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Celebration of Christmas Books

Marching Home is book 1 of the Golden Times series. Since book 2, The Harold Angel, debuted on December 15, I wanted to celebrate its release by offering readers a special Amazon Kindle Countdown price on the first book of the series. So between December 15 and 22, you can purchase Marching Home at the special holiday price of just 99-cents (regularly $2.99)!

Marching Home - by Daisy Dexter Dobbs

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LXJVPE2/

Golden Times, book 1 (WWII romance/Christmas fantasy romance/women's fiction)

Clara knows better than to get mixed up with a serviceman during wartime. But she loses all rational thought when she meets Jimmy at the USO dance. The charming army private, in Chicago for a three-day leave, turns her world upside down.

The few precious days they share before he ships out on Christmas Eve are infused with more love, laughter and romance than most couples experience in a lifetime. Blissfully enveloped in a seventy-two hour whirlwind of discovery, passion and emotion, it soon becomes clear that their hearts and souls are entwined together forever.

Jimmy promises Clara he’ll come marching home to her. The magic of true love ensures that he’ll keep that vow.

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The Harold Angel, book 2 of the Golden Times series, is now available for just $2.99! Here’s more about it:

The Harold Angel - by Daisy Dexter Dobbs

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Q7MUYEC/

Golden Times, book 2 (Christmas/fantasy/women's fiction)

Christmas, Present Day: About to turn eighteen, Jamie Crumrine is having a difficult time at home. The oldest of four kids in a single-parent home, she feels overworked, misunderstood, and is tired of her mom treating her like a ten-year-old. Granted, things are much better since her abusive, alcoholic father took off and left the family one Christmas Eve but, still, Jamie is itching to get out on her own to avoid drowning in a sea of responsibility.

An assistant at Golden Times retirement center, the frustrated Jamie confides in Alma, one of her favorite residents, about her problems, setting a chain of events into action that will forever change Jamie’s life.

It all starts with the story of Harold, a remarkable little boy in the early 1960s, who endured more pain and trauma in his young life than any child should.

This is a story about a Christmas miracle that touches the lives of all who hear it.

Author’s Note: The Harold Angel is dedicated to the victims of child abuse—those who survived as well as those who did not. As a survivor, the subject matter of this book is especially close to my heart. I'm an eternally optimistic realist who believes in hope, possibilities, the power of belief, and happily-ever-afters, whether the story I'm writing is a romance or, as in this case, mainstream fiction. There were many frightening days as a child when I wasn't sure I'd live to see adulthood, but I never, ever lost the all-important power of belief…in myself as well as in something greater. While it's admittedly difficult to tell an uplifting holiday story that centers around abuse, that was my goal. I leave it up to you to decide whether or not I succeeded.

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And for those of you who enjoy a good dose of laughter with your eggnog, Ho Ho Uh-oh… is volume 1 in my “The Crazy Woman Inside Me” series of humorous essays. This little book is available in Kindle edition for just 99-cents! Here’s more about it:

Ho Ho Uh-oh - by Daisy Dexter Dobbs

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QJFEXN0/

Ho Ho Uh-oh… is the first volume in a continuing series of warm, funny and fun-filled essays. It becomes clear in the introduction, “Daisy the Closet Writer,” why the author chose to title this series The Crazy Woman Inside Me.

Life experience has taught Daisy that finding the humor in difficult situations, as well as ridiculous mishaps, generates healing laughter. In “This Should Have Been a Clue” she shares valuable lessons learned about the difference between men and women. “Dripping with Diamonds, Furs and…Pillows?” sheds further light on the complexities of marriage, while “Oh the Joy, the Anticipation…the Socks and Underwear!” proves there’s a valid reason for time-honored male stereotypes.

“The Premonition Dream and Supernatural Lottery Ticket” gives a glimpse into the inner workings of Daisy’s thought process…and it isn’t a pretty sight. In “When a Writer Needs a People Fix…” we discover the author, an admitted foodie, has a weakness for more than just giant tins of Christmas shortbread cookies.

Come along for the ride as the author revels in the humor of everyday life, and celebrates the wild, wonderful magic of Christmas.

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A FAVOR: I hope you enjoy these three special holiday books! If you do, I'd be so very appreciative if you left a book review and/or rating on Amazon or your favorite review site to help other readers discover these stories too.

As a reader, you possess the power to influence the buying decisions of other readers. Your words and (hopefully) recommendation of these books can help bring attention to my writing so that others can discover my work. With so many books from so many writers available for sale, it can be difficult for an author to get her books noticed. So believe me when I tell you how very grateful I am to my readers for taking the time to leave an honest review or rating.

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Finally, if you're in need of a ho-ho-holiday chuckle, my image-filled SuperEarthling.com blog post has all the necessary ingredients: Families…check. Insanity…check. Christmas…check. Total dysfunction…check. Holiday blog post…check. “When Life Gives You Material…” It’s sure to become a holiday classic.

Wishing you the happiest of holidays!

--Daisy Dexter Dobbs

Keep up to date with Daisy’s book news on her Facebook page!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Three Christmas-themed Books from Daisy

I’ve got news to share about three of my Christmas-themed books—all Amazon Kindle exclusives!

The first book, Ho Ho Uh-oh…, is volume 1 in my “The Crazy Woman Inside Me” series of humorous essays. This little book is available in Kindle edition for just 99-cents! Here’s more about it:

Ho Ho Uh-oh - by Daisy Dexter Dobbs

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QJFEXN0/

Ho Ho Uh-oh… is the first volume in a continuing series of warm, funny and fun-filled essays. It becomes clear in the introduction, “Daisy the Closet Writer,” why the author chose to title this series The Crazy Woman Inside Me.

Life experience has taught Daisy that finding the humor in difficult situations, as well as ridiculous mishaps, generates healing laughter. In “This Should Have Been a Clue” she shares valuable lessons learned about the difference between men and women. “Dripping with Diamonds, Furs and…Pillows?” sheds further light on the complexities of marriage, while “Oh the Joy, the Anticipation…the Socks and Underwear!” proves there’s a valid reason for time-honored male stereotypes.

“The Premonition Dream and Supernatural Lottery Ticket” gives a glimpse into the inner workings of Daisy’s thought process…and it isn’t a pretty sight. In “When a Writer Needs a People Fix…” we discover the author, an admitted foodie, has a weakness for more than just giant tins of Christmas shortbread cookies.

Come along for the ride as the author revels in the humor of everyday life, and celebrates the wild, wonderful magic of Christmas.

# # #

The second book, The Harold Angel, releases December 15 but is now available for preorder. Here’s more about it:

The Harold Angel - by Daisy Dexter Dobbs

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Q7MUYEC/

Golden Times, book 2 (Christmas/fantasy/women's fiction)

Christmas, Present Day: About to turn eighteen, Jamie Crumrine is having a difficult time at home. The oldest of four kids in a single-parent home, she feels overworked, misunderstood, and is tired of her mom treating her like a ten-year-old. Granted, things are much better since her abusive, alcoholic father took off and left the family one Christmas Eve but, still, Jamie is itching to get out on her own to avoid drowning in a sea of responsibility.

An assistant at Golden Times retirement center, the frustrated Jamie confides in Alma, one of her favorite residents, about her problems, setting a chain of events into action that will forever change Jamie’s life.

It all starts with the story of Harold, a remarkable little boy in the early 1960s, who endured more pain and trauma in his young life than any child should.

This is a story about a Christmas miracle that touches the lives of all who hear it.

Author’s Note: The Harold Angel is dedicated to the victims of child abuse—those who survived as well as those who did not. As a survivor, the subject matter of this book is especially close to my heart. I'm an eternally optimistic realist who believes in hope, possibilities, the power of belief, and happily-ever-afters, whether the story I'm writing is a romance or, as in this case, mainstream fiction. There were many frightening days as a child when I wasn't sure I'd live to see adulthood, but I never, ever lost the all-important power of belief…in myself as well as in something greater. While it's admittedly difficult to tell an uplifting holiday story that centers around abuse, that was my goal. I leave it up to you to decide whether or not I succeeded.

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The third Christmas-themed book I want to tell you about, Marching Home, is book 1 of the Golden Times series. Since book 2 (The Harold Angel) debuts on December 15, I wanted to offer readers a special treat, so Marching Home will be offered at the special holiday price of just 99-cents for one week only, beginning December 15!

Marching Home - by Daisy Dexter Dobbs

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LXJVPE2/

Golden Times, book 1 (WWII romance/Christmas fantasy romance/women's fiction)

Clara knows better than to get mixed up with a serviceman during wartime. But she loses all rational thought when she meets Jimmy at the USO dance. The charming army private, in Chicago for a three-day leave, turns her world upside down.

The few precious days they share before he ships out on Christmas Eve are infused with more love, laughter and romance than most couples experience in a lifetime. Blissfully enveloped in a seventy-two hour whirlwind of discovery, passion and emotion, it soon becomes clear that their hearts and souls are entwined together forever.

Jimmy promises Clara he’ll come marching home to her. The magic of true love ensures that he’ll keep that vow.

# # #

A FAVOR: I hope you enjoy these three special holiday books! If you do, I'd be so very appreciative if you left a book review and/or rating on Amazon or your favorite review site to help other readers discover this special story too.

As a reader, you possess the power to influence the buying decisions of other readers. Your words and (hopefully) recommendation of these books can help bring attention to my writing so that others can discover my work. With so many books from so many writers available for sale, it can be difficult for an author to get her books noticed. So believe me when I tell you how very grateful I am to my readers for taking the time to leave an honest review or rating.

~ ~ ~

I have a merry, ever-so-slightly strange Christmas-themed blog post coming to my Super Earthling blog in 2 days (on December 12), called “When Life Gives You Material…” You won’t want to miss it because it’s sure to become a holiday classic. (You’ll also learn why I claim to have a crazy woman living inside me.)

Happiest Holidays!

--Daisy Dexter Dobbs

Keep up to date with Daisy’s book news on her Facebook page!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Harold Angel: Christmas Fantasy Novella

The Harold Angel (link takes you to the book’s page on my website), my Christmas fantasy novella, will release on December 15, but the Kindle edition is available for pre-order from Amazon NOW (and it’s just $2.99)!

The Harold Angel

Golden Times series - book 2

This story has been a favorite with my beta readers who’ve said, “If you like stories about miracles, you'll love this one!”

The Details:

Golden Times #2 (Christmas-themed/fantasy/women's fiction)

Christmas, Present Day: About to turn eighteen, Jamie Crumrine is having a difficult time at home. The oldest of four kids in a single-parent home, she feels overworked, misunderstood, and is tired of her mom treating her like a ten-year-old. Granted, things are much better since her abusive, alcoholic father took off and left the family one Christmas Eve but, still, Jamie is itching to get out on her own to avoid drowning in a sea of responsibility.

An assistant at Golden Times retirement center, the frustrated Jamie confides in Alma, one of her favorite residents, about her problems, setting a chain of events into action that will forever change Jamie’s life.

It all starts with the story of Harold, a remarkable little boy in the early 1960s, who endured more pain and trauma in his young life than any child should.

This is a story about a Christmas miracle that touches the lives of all who hear it.

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You can find Chapter One of THE HAROLD ANGEL in its entirety on my website.

Why this book is special to me:

The Harold Angel is dedicated to the victims of child abuse—those who survived as well as those who did not. As a survivor, the subject matter of this book is especially close to my heart. I'm an eternally optimistic realist who believes in hope, possibilities, the power of belief, and happily-ever-afters, whether the story I'm writing is a romance or, as in this case, mainstream fiction. There were many frightening days as a child when I wasn't sure I'd live to see adulthood, but I never, ever lost the all-important power of belief…in myself as well as in something greater. While it's admittedly difficult to tell an uplifting holiday story that centers around abuse, that was my goal. I leave it up to you to decide whether or not I succeeded.

Order your Kindle edition from Amazon now!

—Daisy

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