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Didi Oviatt

Author of suspense novels Search For Maylee, Aggravated Momentum, The Stix, and New Age Lamians. As well as the short story collection Time Wasters and (co-author of) The Suspenseful Collection. Columnist for The Conscious Talk Magazine.

Tour Success, My Gratitude! And Winners!!

I just want to drop a quick thank you to everyone who participated in the blog tour last week for my book Search For Maylee, and Also to every one who took the time to read all of the Promo, Review, and Interview Posts!!¬† It means the world, and I’m so excited about how everything is going since I released the book!!

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Just to let everyone know… READS AND REELS is excellent to work with!! Shenanigans, the leading gal, was very efficient. She got back to me quickly with each email, answered my ridiculous questions without missing a beat, and did a phenomenal job with the banner and organization of everything!¬† If you’re looking into a book tour of your own then definitely check out Reads and Reels services. I was far from disappointed, Shenanigans did an amazing job with my book. THANK YOU R&R!!

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Also, as always, there was a GIVEAWAY! That’s right my friends, three Amazon gifted Kindle copies of Search For Maylee was thrown into a Rafflecopter, and this morning the names were drawn!!!!¬† Thanks everyone who put in!

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And the winners are

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Shantel Rummel Gibson

Esperanza Gailiard

Sharon Extine

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Last but not least… If you’re yet to check out Search For Maylee then here’s a little info:

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Since Maylee was abducted from her high school the very month of graduation, her Aunt Autumn has never lost hope in finding her. It’s been three years. Autumn has finally reached inside herself and found the courage to track down an old lead. She moves across the country to find him. Will Autumn be able to pry Maylee’s case back open? More importantly, what will Autumn uncover in the process of searching for Maylee? It’s a cold dark world we live in, and she is about to find out just how cruel it can be. Strength and determination are on Autumn’s side and she will do what ever it takes.

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Halloween Reading, Flash Sale! #excerpt #99cents

Wow, what a week it’s been!¬† I’ve put so much time into marketing my new release Search For Maylee that I’ve completely neglected my previous books, which is absolutely silly right now because I write thrillers, and its the month of HALLOWEEN!!!

SO, in light of my neglectful selfishness in terms of the slasher book I published last year, I’ve marked it down to $.99!! It’s bloody, gory, intense, psychologically twisted, and just straight up disgusting… Perfect for the season, I can’t believe it’s taken me halfway into the month to mark the price down for Halloween.¬† Talk about being distracted! lol

EXCERPT:

Standing next to Kam, peering across the street and into their home, I can clearly see her mutilated body.  Their front doors are French, and opened wide, allowing a perfect view into their once tidy entryway.  The always bleached white floors and walls are completely covered in scarlet splatters and pools of blood. That must have been exactly where the attack had taken place. Right inside the front door, for God’s sake. I can only imagine her killer’s tactic, pushing his way in as she greeted him with an innocent welcome. Sick. Disgusting. This is completely unfathomable.  

The once full of life girl is slumped backwards over a small round decorative table. ¬†Her legs are bare, and full of slashes. ¬†A slow steady drip is still running down her arms and escaping to the floor from her fingertips. ¬†Clinging to her body are the remnants of a spaghetti strap tank top, and short pajama bottoms. ¬†I can’t even tell their original color. ¬†My mind wanders briefly away from the present. ¬†I picture those pj’s being a lovely shade of green, and the smile on her face is genuine. ¬†

The thought lasts only a second before my mind snaps back to reality.  Like a rubber band pulling itself into place, my head twitches and my lips let out a frightened gasp.  Breanna must have been relaxing comfortably in what should have been a safe home. Bile rises from my stomach, and into my throat.  I swallow it, and continue to stare.  I am unable to look away. Unable to process.  

Just like Beth was, every inch of her is stained in thick red fluid. ¬†This killer is bleeding them out. ¬†Every drop of life drained from his victims. ¬†It is vicious, and it is personal. I look closer. There’s a shine on her chest. ¬†It reflects light from the bright police LED lights placed a few feet away from her. ¬†Something is resting around her neck. ¬†Small and gold. ¬†I wonder how it is possible that she actually has jewelry on that could still hold a shine. ¬†How is there no blood on the top of her necklace? ¬†

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Not everything is as it seems in what appears to be an average family. When danger lurks so close to home, skeletons emerge, and the darkest of secrets surface, causing twisted desires to become reality. Aggravated Momentum offers the perspective of some very diverse and unique characters, including fun, witty personalities to fall in love with, along with an intellectual killer to die for. You may be surprised as to whom exactly you can relate. Is it the cold, calculated murderer, who’s name is yet to be revealed? Markie or Kam, the independent sisters, guilty of nothing more than getting tangled with the wrong people at the most inopportune times? Or, the cowardly snake curled in a hidden corner? Who are you, exactly? And, more importantly, who are they? The deeper you dig into the psyche of another, the more breath taking are the secrets you will find.

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Humanities Truths: Miscarriage Awareness (CTM)

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Didi Oviatt (an amazing author!) writes some brilliant articles for Conscious Talk Magazine, and I thought I would share this one with you guys!

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There’s a distinct difference in grieving someone lost, and grieving someone who never has been. Neither one is easier or harder, they are just different. There is no scale. It isn’t black and white, touch and go. Grief in general (of any kind), is like a gigantic void that’s stuffed with the petulant grayness of human emotion. No two people grieve the same, period.

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Search for Maylee – A Review

Thank you Karen for this lovey 5 star review!!

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Quoting the author of Search for Maylee, ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a cold dark world we live in, and Autumn is about to find out just how cruel it can be. Strength and determination are on Autumn‚Äôs side and she will do whatever it takes.‚ÄĚ

Autumn, no stranger to grief and lost, is inconsolable when Maylee, her much loved niece is abducted a month before her high school graduation. Autumn has not given up hope of finding her ‚Äď alive. She believes and is frustrated by what she sees as the detective in charge of Maylee‚Äôs case doing next to nothing to find Maylee.

Finally, Autumn decides to take matters into her own hands and gathers a strength within herself to search for Maylee ‚Äď by herself, alone. She even moves across the country to find the man that abducted Maylee and to get Maylee back from him.

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Book Review: Search for Maylee by Didi Oviatt #Thriller #Suspense

Thanks Angelina with Where Dragons Reside Blog for the lovely review for Search For Maylee! *happy dancing!* I’m thrilled that you enjoyed my book! ūüėć

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Since Maylee was abducted from her high school the very month of graduation, her Aunt Autumn has never lost hope in finding her. It’s been three years. Autumn has finally reached inside herself and found the courage to track down an old lead. She moves across the country to find him. Will Autumn be able to pry Maylee’s case back open? More importantly, what will Autumn uncover in the process of searching for Maylee?  It’s a cold dark world we live in, and she is about to find out just how cruel it can be. Strength and determination are on Autumn’s side and she will do whatever it takes to either bring Maylee home, or to deliver the justice she deserves.

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lineBook Title:  Search for Maylee Cover ImageBook Author:  Didi Oviatt

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Genre: Thriller/ Suspense-Thriller

Publication Date: October 6th

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Supporting Your Partner’s Writing

Writing is possibly the most time consuming obsession one can have. Novels don’t happen over night, books aren’t read in ten minute sittings, and perfecting such a craft can’t be done in random spurts. When I first started in on writing books, it was a mere hobby meant to distract my mind from current health troubles and hardships. It worked, it helped, but it also opened a Pandora of life consumptive goals and aspirations that were inevitably a complete game changer.

And in turn, changed my husbands lifestyle aswel!

It’s funny how that works out. As people change and grow, they kind of force those closest to them to adapt right alongside. It’s kind of like a do or die sort of thing. Couples tend to advance together, get stuck and grow stagnant together, or grow apart. I was following some relationship advice from Savannah Esposito in her mind blowing magazine column. One of them particularly struck a cord, because I was able to relate so deeply in terms of my writing development and the support needed from my husband to actually follow through.

In her article The Five Stages Of Love: Why Most People Give Up Around Stage Three Savannah explains how relationships go through the questioning each other, comparing yourselves to other couples, and even getting annoyed at the things you once loved about one another.

I think my husband and I entered this phase right about the time I was staring my third novel. He wanted to see me succeed, and he loved that I showed such dedication and passion to write, yet he really struggled with the time I had to put in. My writing career was transforming into just that…. A career rather than a hobby... We were changing as a couple, as parents, and as individuals. Getting through this phase in our relationship was crucial, as well as getting past that self-questioning phase in writing. LUCKILY, love and persistence prevailed for my husband and I as a team. We got through it, and are now in a new place. I take the time needed to write, AND I take the breaks needed to show him that my family is the most important thing. He supports me and is patient even when it’s a struggle because we’re a team. Even after eight years of marriage, seven miscarriages, and four books written, we’re still in love.

No relationship is perfect, and anyone who has ever loved a writer, knows that it isn’t always easy!!¬† Writers are often distracted in thought (note how casually I say distracted HAHAHA, hello understatement!)¬† We’re also often so consumed in a project that we don’t realize just how many hours are spent neglecting our loved ones. Finding balance in time is all a part of the struggle.

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After reading Savannah’s article, I just had to read the next one in relation to love. I was just as touch by The Five Love Languages as I had been the previous one about love phases.

As a writer, the first two languages really shouted at me. Savannah explains that the first love language is all about how we talk to each other.¬† After reading this I’ve thought back to all the positive things my husband has complimented on in terms of my writing, and realized in hindsight what a difference it really did make in times of struggle!

The second language she talks about is quality time. I think as a writer this one especially strikes a familiar tune.¬† I’ve officially made it a goal to put my projects aside a little more often. Family does come first, and I need to show my husband and kids that I understand and appreciate this fact!

Check out Savannah’s articles that I’ve linked in friends!¬† I’m confident that you’ll take as much out of them as I have!

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Help Tani Hanes On Kindle Scout! Let’s Nominate A Great Book, Farraway Mist

Kindle Scout is such an amazing program. The books submitted are considered by Kindle first and once in the system they are nominated in by readers votes!!  Awesome! I was recently reached out to by a pretty phenomenal author who happens to have a book up for nomination!!

I’m so excited for Tani Hanes! As some of you know from the reviews I’ve posted from her romance series The UK Crush, as well as joining her Blog Tour, and I even published an article about her books in The Conscious Talk Magazine. (I’ll post links to these reviews and article at the bottom of this post, so you can check them out.)

To get to the point, Tani needs our help in Nominations!!!¬† Lets help her win this publishing deal with Kindle Scout, because if any author deserves it IT’S TANI!!

CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE FARRAWAY MIST, BY TANI HANES

 

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Blurb:

Can she fall in love with a haunted man?

Scout Lawson is fleeing an unhappy past, and thinks she’s run as far as she can from Yale University when she lands a job restoring a library in Cornwall, England for reclusive rock star George Wilder, who dropped out of sight after the death of his beautiful wife the year before. As soon as she arrives at his estate, Farraway Mist, however, strange things start to happen. As the couple’s feelings for each other grow, the events become more harrowing, until everything they hold dear is in peril.

Check out my reviews of a few of Tani’s books, as well as my article about the series here:

Seven Book Young Adult Romance Series Worth Looking Into: UK Crush Series, by Tani Hanes

Blog Tour Review Stop: Before The Tempest, by Tani Hanes. (my rate 4 of 5 stars) #blogtour #review #giveaway

Review: Living in the Shallows (UK Crush #1), by Tani Hanes 4 of 5 stars

Review: Diving Deep (UK Crush #2)

Review: Learning to Fly (UK Crush #3), by Tani Hanes

Search For Maylee by Didi Oviatt – Blog Tour/Interview

Thank you so much Brickley for having me on your blog to interview about my new book Search For Maylee!! Our chat was great, and I love your style and questions! ūüėć

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Search for Maylee by Didi Oviatt

Release Date: October 6, 2017

Genre: Thriller/ Suspense/ Crime-Thriller


Book Description:

The Search for MayleeSince Maylee was abducted from her high school the very month of graduation, her Aunt 

Autumn has never lost hope in finding her. It’s been three years. Autumn has finally reached inside herself and found the courage to track down an old lead. She moves across the country to find him. Will Autumn be able to pry Maylee’s case back open? More importantly, what will Autumn uncover in the process of searching for Maylee? It’s a cold dark world we live in, and she is about to find out just how cruel it can be. Strength and determination are on Autumn’s side and she will do whatever it takes.


Didi’s latest book Search For Maylee is now available!

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Reading/Writing With Mood Food

I don’t know about you, but I turn to comfort food for practically EVERYTHING! Just like I like to write projects and read books according to seasons and moods, I also like to EAT food that are seemingly appropriate for the literary occasion of the day. Call it a hankering for irony, or an awkward take on OCD, or don’t call it anything at all. I’m cool with that too.

Either way, I sometimes eat/drink accordingly… Because why not!?¬† Pissed off at¬†the hubz; eat a¬†big fat old greasy cheeseburger and wash it down with a vodka. Excited about life’s accomplishments; eat a steak and shrimp¬†dinner¬†then top it off with a margarita. Reading a romance; eat fruit and chocolate while sipping on some wine. Writing a paranormal; drink some coffee before bed¬†and stay up all night and munch on chips. Mostly¬†so that you can be really super careful about not making the bag crinkle because someone might hear you eat and attack you in the dark.

A couple weeks ago I referred everyone to a phenomenal fall appropriate soup recipe in my post¬†Is It Fall Already?¬† I’m so glad that gave this soup a try. I actually doubled up the recipe and my family and I still ate every last drop of the pot by the next day. It worked out great because at the time I was working on¬†a BETA read¬†for a contemporary piece. It was a slow burn, but fulfilling so¬†the soup was absolutely perfect for my food mood!

I think Denise Billups (the writer of the recipe) must be my food mood mind reader, because tonight I’ll be trying another of her choices. Here’s why.

There are actually a few reasons…

  1. It’s officially fall, and I’ll use any season or excuse at all really for an awesome desert!
  2. I actually have all the ingredients needed already in my house right now, so I don’t have to go shopping special. (that’s a really big deal in my world of cooking)
  3. Sadly, I recently¬†had to defend my beliefs, and what I feel¬†are moral rights as an U.S. citizen, to a situation where my words were twisted into something opposite as to what I actually stand for. Weird how that¬†added twist of¬†misconception¬†happens so easily, that’s why I hate politics.¬†Anyhow it left me feeling very American, and what is more American and Apple Pie? lol
  4. I made homemade Kailua (its coffee based) and we all know how perfectly coffee drinks go with apple treats!! My mouth is watering already.
  5. I’m almost finished with a romance/erotica¬†that is a AWESOME read!¬† I plan on finishing it tonight and what’s sweeter than eating a delicious warming goodie while reading a delicious warming book!?

I’m just going to stop myself there. I’m sure I could come up with a thousand and one reasons (or excuses lol) to eat APPLE CRISP CRUMBLE!!!

Check out Denise’s recipe here!

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