Where’s Lilo

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You’re invited to All Hallows’ Reads

 

Every hour a different author takes center stage.

Each author will introduce you to their book world.

Then they’ll entertain you during the party in their own unique way.

Some of the things you can expect include:

Trivia

Games

Contests

Free Samples

Prizes

Where

On Facebook

When

Thursday, October 29, 2015
9:00 PM, EST
to
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Midnight, EST

To Join

  1. Click this link to the Facebook party: https://www.facebook.com/events/1645527649046331/
  2. Click the “Join” button in the upper right hand corner of that Facebook page.
  3. Bookmark the page.
  4. Mark your calendar and on the day of, go back to that page.

My slots will be:

Thursday, October 29
11:00 PM EST

and
Saturday, October 31
2:00 PM EST

Time Zone Converter
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

I’ll be providing a free short story to all who come to my time slot.

I’m also planning fun games that will have full novels awarded as the prize.

If you are a current fan of the Bluebell Kildare Series, some of the prizes that you can choose will be fan memorabilia.

This is my biggest event of the year and will be enjoyable for both current fans and new readers.
I hope you’ll join me and find some new favorite authors too!

Happy

Halloween!

Link to my books.

October 15th, 2015|Hot Deals, Where's Lilo|46 Comments

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THE LIGHT WHO BINDS: Release Date and Parties! Cover Reveal!

 

My Dear Readers and Friends,

It’s finally time. That’s such a simple statement, but if it weren’t for the stern words of my editors and proofer, that simple statement would have about 300 exclamation marks after it. So, let’s have a moment of silence while we thank them.

Oh, what the heck. It’s finally time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That feels soooooo much better as it’s closer to how I actually feel inside. Okay, onto the news because I have so much to share.

Release Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Kindle ebook version will be released first and the print copy will follow as soon as possible after. There is some slim chance I can get it ready in time for the release of the Kindle version, but I can’t promise.

Limited Time Reduced Price!

As a thank you to all of my loyal readers who’ve been waiting for Book Two, The Light Who Binds, I’m offering a reduced price of $3.99 for the first weekend. The price will also be reduced in other countries, but I’m not sure what it will be as Amazon handles the conversion automatically. So be sure to mark your calendar.

After that weekend I’ll increase it to Amazon’s recommended price, which should be $5.99 – $6.99 based on their current recommendations for Book One, The Light Who Shines.

Cover Reveal

Before going into details, I need to take a moment to thank Federico Musetti who created the awesome cover art. Federico is so amazing I want to share his work with you. If you love fantasy art the way I do, you will definitely check out his portfolio.

I’d also like to thank the beautiful Kristin Sallee, the model who provides the face of Blue and who humored me when I asked Federico to show some cleavage so people would stop thinking my novels are young adult! Not only is the heroine too old to be technically considered young adult, there’s graphic violence and a few steamy scenes, though the stories are definitely plot heavy. Plus, the underlying theme is about the very adult topic of prejudice and hate.

Okay, back to the cleavage . . . I assure you that Kristin’s photo were all modest, so I can only assume Federico has seen boobs in his time. (wink)

Drum roll please . . .
I know, there’s so much action in that photo. But that isn’t it! Federico also did a full cover spread so I can properly attire the print version.

We finally have Jack! And he has a mustache. Who knew! Okay, I’m desperate to know what you think is happening in this cover. Please do comment with your guesses. How will I know what people see if you don’t? (If you hover over the image and right click ‘Open link in new tab.’ you’ll see a larger version.)

Online Release Parties! 


Schedule and RSVP: click ======> here

Creating this book took much more work than birthing a baby, so I hope you will come celebrate with me. This is an open invite and everyone is welcome! I’m having four online parties; two on Facebook, one on Twitter, and one on Goodreads. Each party will have different games and entertainment and all of them will offer a Kindle copy of The Light Who Binds as the prize. Plus, as a door prize, all attendees will get a free copy of a new short story called The Binding of the Wolf. It’s Varg’s backstory and you can read details here.

The Twitter and Goodreads parties are my first of their kind. The Twitter party is bound to be noisy and who knows, we might even trend. The Goodreads party will be more of an intimate affair. I’m holding it in a group where I’ll be able to have great discussions with all of you who attend.

International Wolf Center

In honor all of my fans who love the wolf Varg in the series, I’m donating 100% of my royalties earned during that weekend from the sale of Book One, The Light Who Shines, to the International Wolf Center. It’s a great charity that receives four out of four stars from the Charity Navigator.

If you are feeling charitable, you can also donate directly here.

So, I hope you’ll come to one of the parties and help me make some noise about this new release.

Lilo

June 15th, 2015|Fan News, Where's Lilo|42 Comments

Cover Reveal! BloodVault by Author Tima Maria Lacoba

 

BloodVault

Author Tima Maria Lacoba just shared the cover for BloodVault, Book 3 in The Dantonville Legacy Series. Isn’t it gorgeous! I love the green gem on the key. She has kept her Gothic Fantasy Romance feel and included her serpent ring and the flowing curtain as a common element on all her book covers.

I haven’t had a chance to read Book 2 yet, but I really enjoyed the historical and mythological aspects of Book 1, Bloodgifted. You can find my review of it here.

Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/18mq9Bd
Nook Link:  http://bit.ly/1NZ9VMi

Lilo Abernathy

Author, Reader, and Book Lover

June 7th, 2015|Fan News, Where's Lilo|46 Comments

Help Me Donate My Royalties To The International Wolf Center!

 

Dear Readers,
My release date and the release parties for The Light Who Binds (Book Two) will be announced very soon!

But I have more BIG NEWS!

I’ve decided that during the weekend of my release, I’ll donate 100% of my royalties for The Light Who Shines (Book One) to the International Wolf Center. 

Hopefully with the hype of my release, I’ll get a good number of sales. But I could use your help in three easy, free, and fun ways:

The first way is to consider leaving a review of The Light Who Shines on Amazon here if you haven’t done so already. The more reviews a book has, the more people trust it’s a good book, and the more likely people will buy it. Sure, I love those big long thorough reviews. But that isn’t necessary.  Even a short one line review helps because so many people just look at the actual count of reviews and star rating. I consider this to be like polishing my shoes to prepare for the big day.

The second way is to attend one of my online release parties for The Light Who Binds. When the day comes, the more fun we have and the more noise we make, the more likely The Light Who Shines will sell as well. I know you can’t commit to that until you see the party schedule, so just stay tuned! But consider signing up here for my Release News to make sure you don’t miss the announcement. The parties will all be online and will be across a number of different social media. You’re welcome to join even if you haven’t read The Light Who Shines yet.

The third way is to simply like and share this post! 

This donation is in honor of all my readers who have told me how much they love Varg the wolf in the story. You can find more information on the International Wolf Center in the links below.

The International Wolf Center

The International Wolf Center is one of the world’s leading organizations dedicated to educating people about wolves. The organization is committed to advancing the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wild lands, and the human role in their future.

Founded in 1985 by a group of biologists led by world-renowned wolf biologist Dr. L. David Mech, the Center opened in June 1993.
http://www.wolf.org

It’s rated four out of four stars on the Charity Navigator.
http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=9226#.VW-pXc9Viko

Thank you!

Lilo

June 3rd, 2015|Fan News, Where's Lilo|45 Comments

You’re Invited to an Event to Help The Light Who Shines Get to Amazon #1

 

Facebook Bookcover Ad Click-thru LightAuthors, book lovers, and book promoters, you are invited to join others of your ilk, in a Facebook event to help The Light Who Shines get to Amazon #1.

Amazon has given me an incredible once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by granting The Light Who Shines a Kindle Daily Deal on Thursday, November 20th. I’m using this fantastic opportunity to try to make it all the way to Amazon #1. And I’d love to have you join in on the fun.

Yes, it is a stretch goal, but I already have about 100 authors/bloggers who have thrown in their post/blog support. Plus, I have about 150 retweeters so far who are raring to go for the Daily Deal. On top of the Kindle Daily Deal, this is doable, and I just might make it!

Already this event has had a huge response and is filled with authors, book bloggers, and other book loving supporters. After the event, as a thank you to supporters, I’m turning the event into a networking party. I hope you will join the fun.

  • Authors will get a chance to promote a book of their choice, copy book blogger details, and woo my fantastic fans. These are the kind of reader fans you want, because they are also huge supporters.
  • Book Bloggers will get a chance to share their details to gain new audiences and network with other book bloggers.
  • Readers / Book Lovers will get a chance to see the Author’s book and be wooed by them. Plus they will find great new book blogs to follow.

Facebook Event Link

The Light Who Shines  $1.99 Thursday, November 20th Only!

I hope to see you there!

Lilo

 

November 18th, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|79 Comments

Audible Announcement

 

audibleOctober 18, 2014, Saturday

http://lilojabernathy.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-light-who-shines-on-audio-woot.html

Lilo announces that The Light Who Shines will be produced on Audio and narrated by Elizabeth Klets. ACX awards The Light Who Shines a rare stipend for production.

October 18th, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|42 Comments

E.B. Hood Channel

 

10-11-2015 8-17-56 PMOctober 14, 2014, Tuesday

http://youtu.be/5x78cMeb_nk

Author E.B. Hood produces the first video review of The Light Who Shines

October 14th, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|48 Comments

Truth in Fantasy

 

10-11-2015 8-43-44 PMOctober 6, 2014, Monday

http://www.truthinfantasy.com/blog/paying-it-forward

Blogger Anne Marvin writes a post called Paying it forward, inspired by The Light Who Shines.

October 6th, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|45 Comments

Truth in Fantasy

 

10-11-2015 8-43-44 PMSeptember 18, 2014, Thursday

http://www.truthinfantasy.com/blog/living-in-the-now

Blogger Anne Marvin writes a post called Living in the Now, inspired by The Light Who Shines.

September 18th, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|45 Comments

Pages2BigScreens

 

10-11-2015 8-58-41 PMSeptember 13, 2014, Saturday

http://www.pages2bigscreens.com/blog/a-supernatural-mystery

Book Review: J. Alyse recommends that The Light Who Shines get screen time.

September 13th, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|43 Comments

Truth in Fantasy

 

10-11-2015 8-43-44 PMSeptember 1, 2014, Monday

http://www.truthinfantasy.com/blog/something-for-nothing

Blogger Anne Marvin writes a post called Something for Nothing, inspired by The Light Who Shines.

September 1st, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|47 Comments

Renay Allen Origin

 

10-11-2015 9-09-25 PMJuly 31, 2014, Thursday

http://www.renayallen.com/community-2/author-interviews/

Author Renay Allen interviews Lilo Abernathy on blog.

July 31st, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|45 Comments

The Sanctum

 

10-11-2015 9-12-54 PMJune 25, 2014, Wednesday

https://madhuriblaylock.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/book-review-the-light-who-shines-by-lilo-abernathy/

Author Madhuri Blaylock reviews The Light Who Shines.

June 25th, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|47 Comments

Dreams, Fantasies, Nightmares and Visions Event!

 

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Join author Lilo Abernathy
Games, Prizes, and Giveaways
The party has already started and there will be over a dozen authors in all. Each author will have a different events planned, though most will have giveaways as part of their event. You can stop in any time to visit any author’s time slot.
Lilo’s event will feature games and giveaways, as follows: 

Amazon Gift Cards

Free eBooks

Book 1 Memorabilia

Maud’s Southern Beverage Recipe Cards
Raspberry Lemonade Ice Tea (with Blackberry Kicker)
Mint Julep (with Bad Day option)
Sparkling Lemonade (with Extra Sparkle)
Keepsake Image of Character Letter from Blue to Jack
Book 2 Sneak Peak
Win a chance at an exclusive draft of the Prophecy of Illustrissima!
“The DARK ONE spreads her plague across the land…”
(This is a beautiful scroll image, with the prophecy written on it,
and celtic knot font accents.)
When and Where
Join our Facebook event to be part of the fun: 
   
Lilo’s events will be:
Friday, June 20, 8:00 p.m. EST
Saturday, June 21, 7:00 p.m. EST
Sunday, June 22, 6:00 p.m. EST
Each event lasts for 1 hour
   
Massive Rafflecopter Giveaway
Win a 6 x 9 print copy of The Light Who Shines 
HUGE MASSIVE LIST OF GIVEAWAYS
June 16th, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|44 Comments

Meet My Main Character Blog Tour

 

Imagine my surprise as I plug away at a well debated third chapter of the night, when Madhuri Blaylock tags me in the “Meet My Main Character Blog Tour.”

One quarter of the way through reading her post, I had to laugh out loud at her use of this line to describe herself: “Blunt as shit. There is no shame in my game.”

Three quarters in I said to myself, “Damn. I can’t believe I haven’t read this book. MUST READ!” I don’t usually swear. It is all Madhuri’s fault.

I dare you to read her post and try to walk away without wanting it: The Sanctum Trilogy: Meet My Main Character Blog Tour

At the end of the post I realized that I was up next and she was already linking to my blog. It also occurred to me that my current blog post was decorated with a pink and purple third grade clip art bat with the words “spoiler alert” across the front of his shirt. This was, perhaps, not ideal and it naturally follows that my next thought was “Holy Shit!” (That swear word is Madhuri’s fault too, in case you’re wondering.)

However, I’m thrilled to talk about Blue. In fact, I could talk about Blue until I’m, well, (you know it’s coming), blue in the face! I’m sorry, but I couldn’t resist.

Let’er rip…

The Light Who Shines

thelightwhoshinescover1. What is the name of your main character? Is she fictional or a historic person?

Supernatural Inspector Bluebell Kildare (a.k.a. Blue) is a purely fictional character, but I like to think she embodies a little of the best of us. While physically vulnerable, she makes up for it in spades with her intelligence, assertiveness, and will of steel. Her standout features are the blue streak in her hair, her abnormally blue eyes, and a bright glowing aura. These are all natural traits that mark Blue as one of the magically Gifted, whether she wants to be marked or not.

2. When and where is the story set?

This story is set in the Smoky Mountains in contemporary times, but with an alternate history. Technology is sometimes on par with ours, but sometimes it’s a bit behind. The world relies a lot on magic for everyday things. Firefly lanterns are lamps filled with magically lit flakes of quarts that swirl around, lending a soft ambiance to any room. Chimerators are rings that flip open to project the image and voice of the person you’re speaking with. Charms and potions are used for most everyday illnesses, with standard medicine reserved for surgeries and such. It’s an exciting world with many possibilities. The scenery is quite beautiful and eerie at times.

3. What should we know about her?

Blue is a sensitive and gifted empath. While these traits seem benign, they are actually quite useful. Her empathy skills allow her to detect feelings to such an extent she is practically a walking lie detector. Her sensitive skills can detect the presence or lingering vibrations of magic. These skills are extremely well fitted with her role as an Inspector.

She can also sense souls…

And she has the hots for her sexy Vampire boss, Jack Tanner.

4. What is the main conflict? What messes up her life?

The story starts out at the scene of the crime where a teenage boy was found horrifically tortured and murdered. The plot follows the investigation of that crime and unfolds from the alternating first person perspectives of Blue and Jack.

At the crime scene Blue uncovers a powerful magical artifact. She soon discovers it acts as a key to an ancient grimiore that was instrumental in the creation of the vampire breed and still holds the power to unravel the boundaries between Earth and the Plane of Fire. Other parties seem very interested in the key and Blue becomes the hunted as much as the hunter.

The main societal conflict present in this world is prejudice and hate. While the typical prejudices we see in our reality don’t exist in this world, the story flips the lens of prejudice to focus on the three different breeds of humans: Norms who are regular humans as you and I know them, magically Gifted humans, and Vampires (Dark and Light). The culture is strife with tension as these three breeds deal with a bloody history and lingering hate.

5. What is her personal goal?

Orphaned by the death of her parents at the hands of Dark Vampires, rejected by her grandparents because of her magical heritage, Blue is accustomed to going it alone. After all, she survived bullying, hate, fear, and ostracism in the orphanage, yet still managed to maintain her moral compass.

As an Inspector in the Homicide Unit of the Supernatural Investigation Bureau, Blue fights for interbreed peace and justice every day. She believes in this job with all her soul, despite the ungrateful Norms who harass her at every turn.

Did I mention she has the hots for her sexy Vampire boss, Jack Tanner? (Wink)

6. Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?

Yes! It’s called The Light Who Shines.

You can read more about it on my website.

The first ten chapters are available as a free excerpt. It’s currently getting a 4.8 star rating on Amazon and has been positively reviewed by Kirkus.

7. When can we expect the book to be published?

It’s published already and is available at Amazon: (click here)

The three books that finish out the series have already been outlined and the draft of book two is in progress. The entire series will be:

  • The Light Who Shines
  • The Light Who Binds
  • The Light Who Burns
  • The Light Who Destroys

And now it’s my turn to pass on the favor!

I’d like to invite some of my favorite writers to take part in this blog tour. I would have invited others as well, but my good friend Joy was also tagged and she called them first.

Lee Miller: She’s currently blogging the process of writing. We have future plans to write simultaneous blog posts on the weird shit we Google. (You guessed it. That swear word was Madhuri’s fault too.)

Louise White: She’s the author of The Calling, a story that features a feral magical girl, no less. Don’t you love it? I’m so mad I didn’t think of the idea first.

Keith Fritz: Author of Man Hunt, which recently hit best seller status across several Amazon categories. I know this because I saw it and reported it to him while he was driving home one day. He was very responsibly not texting and driving.

Todd Thiede: Author of Time Killer and Lies to Die For. He’s a #1 best selling Amazon thriller author and has been a friend since childhood.

Lee, Louise, Keith, Todd, tag, your it!

Lilo

June 10th, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|41 Comments

Megan’s Blog

 

Lilo Abernathy - Photo - PrintMay 31, 2014, Saturday

Authors Supporting Authors: Lilo Abernathy

Lilo gets blogged.

May 31st, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|41 Comments

Venture Galleries

 

10-11-2015 9-26-47 PMMay 22, 2014, Thursday

Lilo’s Author Showcase

Lilo gets featured.

May 22nd, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|42 Comments

It’s Joy’s World

 

10-11-2015 9-30-10 PMMay 19, 2014, Monday

Book Review: The Light Who Shines

Joy, you are the best!

May 19th, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|38 Comments

The Light Who Shines: Leukemia and Lymphoma Fundraiser – Numbers Are In!

 

fantasy-579810_640We sold 33 books this weekend with the fundraiser!

Total royalty donation = $104 USD!

Right now the Leukemia and Lymphoma research is on the cusp of many great therapies that will save lives. Sometimes the society also helps with things like taxi’s to the hospital for treatment for those who have no transportation or paying co-pays for medicine for those below the poverty line.

Every bit helps.

I want to thank you all for helping me in this effort. I met a lot of wonderful new people and got to hang with some of my friends.

You all got to know a little more about me and my daughter. Plus, there are 33 more people out there now with The Light Who Shines in their hands, hopefully reading as I type!

This was my first internet fundraiser and I also had some lessons learned. Next time I do this, I’ll fill the event with fun, like quizzes and games and giveaways to build excitement that way. I’ll also make the duration shorter so we can keep the excitement high.

Thanks so much for joining me on this journey.

Lilo

May 19th, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|41 Comments

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Book Fundraiser

 

10-11-2015 9-34-14 PMMay 16 – 18, 2014, Ends Sunday

Lilo donates 90% of royalties.

Totals calculated, 30 books were sold and $104 will be donated!

Update: The royalties have been received and $104 was donated on July 5, 2014.

May 16th, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|46 Comments

So I Read This Book Today Blog

 

10-11-2015 9-35-56 PMMay 15, 2014, Thursday

Lilo’s Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fundraiser

Leiah supports the fundraiser by blogging it. Thanks Leiah! You are a shining star!

May 15th, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|41 Comments

Fundraiser! 90% of Royalties Go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

 

DSC_0663PP26PPC1C-yP2B-3000 for WebsitesNews: I’ve upped the donation to 90%, buy before midnight!

The Light Who Shines

Friday, May 16 – Sunday, May 18 

Please Share if You Care

Amazon Link: (click here) 

I’m the author and I pledge 50% of the total royalties earned on my novel, The Light Who Shines, from the start of Friday, May 16th, 2014, to the end of Sunday, May 18th, 2014, on any versions (print or ebook) in any country or webstore that Amazon distributes it. The donation will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

What kind of book is this?

The genre is Urban Fantasy, which is a mix between:

  • Fantasy
  • Mystery
  • Thriller
  • Romance

It is genre-crossing and will also be enjoyed by lovers of:

  • Action
  • Crime Thrillers
  • Detective Stories
  • Paranormal
  • Animals

Due to a few scenes with explicit violence and sex, this book is intended for adult readers.

 

How good is this book anyway?

So far the reviews have been fantastic. It’s holding the following ratings:

Amazon: 4.8 stars (click here to see: http://amzn.to/1eL48yy)

Goodreads: 4.3 stars (click here to see: http://bit.ly/1juCRf4)

 

What is this book about?

When Supernatural Investigation Bureau agent Bluebell Kildare (a.k.a. Blue) arrives at the scene of the crime, it’s obvious the grotesquely damaged body of the deceased teenage boy was caused by far more than a simple hit and run. Using her innate sixth sense, Blue uncovers a powerful magical artifact nearby. She soon discovers it acts as a key to an ancient Grimiore that was instrumental in the creation of the Vampire breed and still holds the power to unravel the boundaries between Earth and the Plane of Fire.

Blue and her clever wolf Varg follow a trail that starts at the Cock and Bull Tap and leads all through the town of Crimson Hollow. Between being sidelined by a stalker who sticks to the shadows and chasing a suspect who vanishes in thin air, the case is getting complicated. If that isn’t enough, Dark Vampire activity hits a record high, and hate crimes are increasing. However, it’s Blue’s growing feelings for Jack Tanner, her magnetic Daylight Vampire boss, that just might undo her.

While Blue searches for clues to nail the perpetrator, it seems someone else is conducting a search of their own. Who will find whom first?

Danger lurks in every corner, and Blue needs all her focus in this increasingly dangerous game or she risks ending up the next victim.

For more details, click here:

https://sites.google.com/site/lilojabernathy/books

 

What you may not know about Leukemia and Lymphoma.

They are blood cancers and often target children, even infants, even babies in the womb! Blood cancers are the most common type of cancer children face.

My daughter was one of them.

Cancer Camp 400
Here she is at Cancer Camp. Yes, I’m both happy and sad to report there is actually a camp for kids with cancer. Happy because it exists, sad because there is a need.
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Here she is as bald as the day she was born, ready to go to a highschool dance. I was very worried she would fall as she had collapsed recently in a video store. One of the chemotherapies attacks muscle. But she made it through okay.

 

Homecoming Game 400

Here she is at the homecoming game. She was probably in need of a blood transfusion at this point, her skin was so pale. She couldn’t walk across the whole field.

16th Birthday Party 400

Here she is at her sweet 16th birthday party. Her hair was just growing in. Little did we know a massive bloodclot was growing in her brain, due to the chemotherapy.

Restaurant 400

Here she is with me at a restaurant. She wore these little tees so that the nurses could access a port that was embedded in her chest to inject the chemotherapy directly to a main blood vessel.

Survivor Now 400

Here she is now. You see that tattoo?

It covers the scar from where her port was embedded and it reads:

Survivor!

Not all of her friends from cancer camp were as lucky as she was. Let’s Stop Blood Cancers!

Lilo

May 15th, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|44 Comments

2 days until my Leukemia and Lymphoma Society book fundraiser: 4 easy ways you can help for FREE

 

50% of the Total Royalties Earned On My Novel

Go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The Light Who Shines

From: Friday, May 16 – Sunday, May 18

You can help even if you don’t read urban fantasy; chances are some of your friends do.

Here’s How to Help Now

Follow me on social media so that when I post the fundraiser, you can help spread the word to your circles. It’s that simple.

  1. Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lilo_Abernathy
  2. Like my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lilojabernathy
  3. Friend me on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7789942.Lilo_Abernathy
  4. Add me to your Google Plus circles: google.com/+LiloAbernathy

I’ll give you all the info you need to share on Friday. When the time comes for the fundraiser, I’d like as many people to know about it as possible.

What is urban fantasy?

It’s a mix between:

  • Fantasy
  • Mystery
  • Thriller
  • Romance (sometimes)

Urban Fantasy, due to the content, is intended for adult readers. The Light Who Shines is high on action, mystery, and suspense. It is also designed to provoke thought on the social injustices of prejudice and hate. For more details, click here: https://sites.google.com/site/lilojabernathy/books

How good is this book anyway?

Currently the reviews are fantastic. It’s holding the following ratings:

  • Amazon: 4.8 stars
  • Goodreads: 4.3 stars

What you may not know about Leukemia and Lymphoma.

368_34156433041_1770_n - CopyThey are blood cancers and often target children, even infants, even babies in the womb! Blood cancers are the most common type of cancer children face.

My daughter was one of them.

After three grueling years of chemotherapy, all through high school, she is now a Lymphoma survivor. Yep, that is her above. She was on her way to her first highschool dance after getting cancer and her head was as bald as the day she was born. Normally, I wouldn’t want her to wear a dress that low cut at only 16. But we didn’t know if she would be well enough to go until last minute and that was the only dress we could find at the store. We couldn’t go to more stores because she couldn’t walk that far without tiring. One time she fell inside of the video store, because her legs gave out and she just couldn’t stand again. Someone had to help me carry her to the car. I wasn’t going to risk that again. Needless to say, she didn’t dance much, but I’m sure you understand it was very important that she go to that dance.

Let’s Stop Blood Cancers!

Lilo

May 9th, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|41 Comments

Must Have Fiction

 

10-11-2015 9-45-45 PMApril 27, 2014, Sunday

Book Review The Light Who Shines

April 27th, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|46 Comments

Once Upon a Book Blog

 

10-11-2015 9-39-05 PMApril 26, 2014, Saturday

Book Review: The Light Who Shines

April 26th, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|43 Comments

Hero’s and Heartbreak Site Recommendation

 

10-11-2015 9-54-53 PMApril 23, 2014, Wednesday

April Recommended Reads

The Light Who Shines is listed as one of the April recommended reads.

Thanks StephanieWR @KindlesConsort for the recommendation!

April 23rd, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|45 Comments

American Humanist Association Book Fundraiser

 

10-11-2015 9-53-20 PMApril 21 – 28, Ends Monday

Lilo donates 50% of royalties.

Totals calculated, 32 books were sold and $57.52 will be donated!

Update: The royalties have been received and $57.52 was donated on July 5, 2014.

April 21st, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|45 Comments

Book Babe Blog

 

10-11-2015 9-50-19 PMApril 17, 2014, Thursday

Feature: Strong and Sexy Heroines

Watch Blue get featured as a Strong and Sexy Heroine!

April 17th, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|34 Comments

Platinum Book Review Multi-Author Facebook Party

 

534274_499685006790024_857054230_nApril 11, 2014, Friday, Evening

Multi-Author Facebook Party

Join Lilo Abernathy at the party. Lots of prize giveaways!

(This was SOOOOO much fun! I am totally doing it again!)

April 11th, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|40 Comments

Pebble in Still Waters Blog

 

10-11-2015 10-01-13 PMApril 11, 2014, Friday

Author Interview

Lilo gets interviewed!

April 11th, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|47 Comments

THE LIGHT WHO SHINES: 5 Star Book Review at the Brainy Bookshelf

 

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Blue gets blogged on the Brainy Bookshelf by Alisha Howard!

In Alisha’s review of The Light Who Shines, she says, “Bluebell is a bad ass. No questions asked, no further explanation really needed. She may be only human, but she makes up for it with true grit. And the writing is fantastic.”

Alisha has been blogging reviews on The Brainy Bookshelf since May of 2013.

The Light who Shines is currently holding a 4.8 star average rating on Amazon.

To purchase The Light Who Shines on Amazon, click here.

Lilo

March 25th, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|48 Comments

Brainy Bookshelf Blog

 

MASTER-BANNER-COPY-March 25, 2014, Tuesday

Book Review: The Light Who Shines

Blue gets blogged!

March 25th, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|43 Comments

Jeanz Book Read n Reviews Blog

 

10-11-2015 10-13-28 PMMarch 23, 2014, Sunday

Author Interview & Promotion: Lilo Abernathy

Lilo gets interviewed and the Light Who Shines gets promoted.

March 23rd, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|39 Comments

Events: Fantasy Book Lane

 

Fantasy Book LaneI visited Fantasy Book Lane today and gave Erica the scoop on what a rebel I am.

“I’m a rebel. No seriously, I am a rebel.” – Lilo

She asked me why I went Indie with my debut novel, The Light Who Shines, and I gave her exclusive insights into the highly complex algorithms I used to make that decision.

Yeah. I’m kidding again! To learn the real reason, click here.

Lilo

March 18th, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|36 Comments

Fantasy Book Lane

 

Fantasy Book LaneMarch 18, 2014, Tuesday

Author Interview: Lilo Abernathy

Lilo gets interviewed.

March 18th, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|42 Comments

Brainy Bookshelf Blog

 

MASTER-BANNER-COPY-March 4, 2014, Tuesday

Author Post: The Gorgeous Crazy Hat Lady

Check out Lilo’s post on eccentric wild-card characters and what they add to your story.

March 4th, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|46 Comments

Guardian Earth Star Blog

 

9938268_sFebruary 17, 2014, Monday

Book Review: The Light Who Shines

Blue gets blogged.

February 17th, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|44 Comments

Behind the Curtain of Reality Blog

 

10-11-2015 10-16-49 PM

Blue gets blogged at Behind the Curtain of Reality.

February 10th, 2014|Fan News, Where's Lilo|47 Comments