Rate Yourself As A Mom On A Scale of 1 To 10

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The other night at dinner, I sat at the kitchen table with my teenage daughter. Some nights, “family dinner” means just us two. I’ve been getting used to making dinners that are easy to scoop out and reheat in a flash. Teenagers are here one minute, gone the next. And I’m just referring to the dinner hour.

My daughter has always loved to ask the hypothetical questions. The “what-ifs” and the “what would you dos.” And as philosophical as they may be, she likes her hypotheticals quantifiable. She likes answers that are in percentages, or on her famous “scale of 1 to 10.”

Between forkfuls of asparagus risotto, she asked, “What if someone asked you to rate yourself as a mother? What would you say, on a scale of 1 to 10?” read more

 

Rankings, Reviews and Rewards, oh my

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What a week it’s been for THE MEMORY BOX. To my astonishment and squealing delight, it achieved the ranking of #1 on Amazon Kindle for American Literature! That lasted a few days which provided enough time for me to bask in the sunshine of this incredible honor. Also, at different times this week, it ranked #1 in Psychological Thrillers and Contemporary Women’s Fiction. This, of course, means that THE MEMORY BOX found lots of new readers this week and many have already left their thoughts on Amazon. If you are one of those people, thank you so very much for taking the time to do so. All of them are very important to me. A few from the last couple of days:

“Holy Moly.”

“This book made me paranoid to ever Google myself again.”

“My heart was pounding through the entire book.”

“An ending that will shock you.”

And my personal favorite:

“This book makes you wonder if the author is as crazy as the character in the story.” 

I think I will tackle that in a future blog post!

What more could an author ask for? I was pretty much hyperventilating the entire week. But it was yesterday’s browsing on Amazon which yielded one of the best thrills of the last seven days. On Amazon, there seems to be a ranking for just about everything, so maybe it shouldn’t be surprising that there’s a list titled: Most Popular Authors in Literary Fiction. It was, however, not only surprising that I should find myself on that list, but extraordinary that I ranked #15 right under Harper Lee and Gillian Flynn! Thank goodness I had the presence of mind to screen shot it!

Hopefully this hangover will last a while. I know how fortunate it is to have had a week like this. It’s a wonderful affirmation of the rewards that a combination of hard work, diligence, and determination, bring. (And maybe, just a little bit of crazy . . . )

 

Author Interview: Eva Lesko Natiello

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I am so honored to be interviewed today by the book-obsessed, shoe-loving Holly of Bookaholic Confessions. Not sure how she got me to fess up, but here it is!

Originally posted on Bookaholic Confessions:

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I’m delighted to welcome author Eva Lesko Natiello to Bookaholic Confessions. Eva’s debut novel, The Memory Box was released in June 2014 and it sounds utterly AMAZING. I  can’t even tell you how excited I am about reading this novel. Plus it’s currently on a Kindle Countdown Deal; but only until Friday, so be quick! Click here to take advantage of the deal. But before downloading why not get to know Eva a little better as she shares some ‘confessions’ of her own…

Hello Eva, a huge, warm welcome to Bookaholic Confessions! Thank you so much for participating in this interview. Would you like to start by introducing yourself…?

Hi, Holly! It’s wonderful being with you and Bookaholic Confessions, although I must say I’m a little nervous about the confessions part… hopefully that’s where you come in, right? Oh wait, I do have a confession! I have not been a…

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Kindle Book Deal!! Limited Time Offer!

 

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Did you know that today is Think of Someone Special Day? Well, it isn’t really, but shouldn’t it be? I say yes! And while you’re thinking of that special someone, why not go the extra thoughtful mile and get them a Kindle ebook? Just in case you’re looking for a recommendation, look no further. THE MEMORY BOX is on a Kindle Countdown Deal today and it’s only $.99!

What?!?! Can that be true? That’s crazy! $.99 for all those twists and turns? Thrills and chills? Yes. It’s true. Here’s the deal:

3/7 – 3/10 — $.99

3/11 – 3/12 — $1.99

3/13 — $2.99

It’s like a game show, practically! Do you see how that works, the longer you wait, the more it costs. Snooze and you lose, my friend. Delay, and you pay!

So click here and grab a copy for yourself, or someone you like. Nothing says “I like you” or “I was thinking of you today” or “You really should be reading more books” or “Aren’t I fabulous for getting you a gift even though it’s not your birthday” or “See how cool I am that I knew about this great thriller” or “You, too, can be in the fabulous-new-books inner circle of savvy readers” or “Be the hip person in your book club and recommend this one as your next pick” or “I’ve got plans tonight but I really didn’t want to leave you without something to do,” more than the gift of a thrilling ebook.

Do you see what I mean? Buying this book this week at these never-before-seen prices has an infinite ripple effect.

Did I mention you can get this smokin’ deal in the UK, too? Well, you can. Here are the links, you thoughtful cutie-pie, you!

THE MEMORY BOX on Amazon.com 

THE MEMORY BOX on Amazon.co.uk