5 Star Review

I am very happy to have just received my first 5 star review…

The-Rising the book designer awards

5.0 out of 5 stars This writer is on a par with J.K Rowling January 23, 2013

Format:Kindle Edition
The Rising (The Lost Children of Managrail)
As the book opens, a wilful and headstrong Lila drags her twin brother Simian, into yet another of her adventures. The young Prince and Princess of Managrail have lived a cosseted and protected lifestyle; and are not prepared for life outside Managrail. They get lost and the Queen, when they do not return; sends her champion Bramon to find them. The twins spend a fretful night in the forest stalked by the Fergay. Who hunt at night in packs and devour any living thing in sight.
The Fergay communicate telepathically to each other and are skilled and vicious opponents from which, few escape. The twins meet Cayda and Medack, who have lost all their family and friends and become allies to save Managrail from attack from the Fergay. Just when the four friends think their lives can start again, Lila is kidnapped. A dark spirit has attached itself to Lila and Shantra a dark force is planning to use her to get the thing she desires most. Which are the sacred magical stones of Managrail. Shantra needs them, to escape the White Realm where she has been banished to many years ago.
Simian must join force with Arilya the Queen of Lapis and all the other magical tribes, to defeat the evil sorceress Shantra. He must be prepared for the fight of his life and to kill his own beloved sister Lila, if necessary. I found this author’s imagination captured me and lifted me effortlessly into another world. I could see this book as a fantasy film for children and adults alike and it was a pleasure to review it. Aron Joice, I believe, has the a skilful imagination, on a par with writers such as Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland) J.K Rowling (Harry Potter)
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Will You Follow me? Really?

Blogs and Following

I am very new to blogging; I’m sure you great bloggers out there are aware of my unusual style LOL. I love going to a well-organized blog and everything seems to be in just the right place. Sometimes I see tweets saying, “If you follow me, I’ll follow you.”  I thought the purpose was to follow blogs that really held a particular interest for the reader. I’m addicted to a few that have been generous in idea sharing for writers, the art of social networking; of course reviewers etc., etc., etc.

I guess I am curious as to what makes an individual follow a particular blog? Are we obligated to follow back if followed and what is blogging etiquette, if any? I would love any comments or feedback on your following experiences.

Do we follow out of courtesy, gain, or simply because we happen to love a particular blog?

Wild Horses Saved

Victory! Wild horses saved!

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Stephanie Feldstein, Change.org <mail@change.org>
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Aron -11 year-old Robin has been living up to her nickname “Wild Mustang Robin” ever since she started a petition on Change.org to stop wild horses from being sold for slaughter.More than 113,000 people — including you — signed her petition in time for the Bureau of Land Management advisory board meeting in OctoberShe teamed up with other horse advocates to deliver the signatures, and over a month later she won!

The U.S. Secretary of the Interior announced changes in the way wild horses are sold, including restrictions on the number of horses one person can buy and penalties if any of them wind up being sold for slaughter.   

When Robin first started advocating for wild horses, she was going door-to-door in the summer heat and winter wind to gather support. But after she learned about Change.org and posted her petition online, she had signatures from all 50 states and 33 different countries in a matter of weeks.

Robin was so excited to see people from across the country supporting her dream of protecting wild horses. And because of you, her dream came true. 

Thanks for being a change-maker,

Stephanie and the Change.org team