Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Guest Blog from author of Defiant Heart

Guest Blog from author of Defiant Heart
Sponsored by Premier Virtual Author Book Tours

Welcome to Books, Books, and More Books.  I am pleased to share my review of this book with you.  Thank you for visiting and please come again.

Defiant Heart [Kindle Edition]
Marty Steere (Author)
File Size: 554 KB
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Penfield Publications (April 4, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

Guest Blog
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When Mindy invited me to write a guest post, she suggested the topic be “10 Things Reader's Would Be Surprised To Know About You.”  My immediate thought was, Yikes, how do I keep from turning this into an exercise in total narcissism?  I’m not sure I have an answer for that.
Should I be frivolous?  How about this?  I don’t eat green Lifesavers.  Hate ‘em.  I consistently pluck them out of the roll and throw them away.  (What flavor is the green supposed to be, anyway?  Lime?  Bile?)  Sorry Lifesavers.  I love your other flavors – cherry being my favorite – but I can’t stand the green.  You should lose ‘em.  It would save me some money.
Ok, maybe that’s a tad too flippant.
Should I be more solemn?  Believe it or not, I have never read anything by Tolstoy, Austen, Hugo or, drum roll please, Dickens.  What, I hear you say, you’re an author and you haven’t read all the classics?  Well, have you?
No.  That’s way too confrontational.  And it makes me look like a rube.  (Did I say any of that out loud?)
So, I think I should just be honest.  I don’t know that there are all that many things about me that readers would find particularly interesting.  But here’s the undeniable reality:  I love to write.  I mean, I love to write.  I do it all day as part of my law practice, and then I come home, and, for fun, I keep writing.  It used to be embarrassing when people would ask me what I do in my spare time.  I’d hem, I’d haw.  I really didn’t think they’d believe me if I said I like to write.
Now that I’ve published a couple of novels, though, it’s as if the world has opened up.  I can admit my little secret.  It’s all very liberating.
I think, unless it’s hurting others, people should do the things about which they have a passion.  I’ve found mine.  I only hope those who read what I write get half the enjoyment I get out of the writing.

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  1. Thanks so much for taking part in the tour and hosting Marty!

  2. Well said, Marty. You passion comes through in your story of Jon and Mary. Thank you for sharing that passion with us, as readers! ;-)