Christine Rice is a freelance writer, an editor, and an author. She has been publishing her writing since 2007. She is the author of Poetry for the Heart, Essays for the Soul, My Not-So-Ordinary Life, and Freelance Writing Guide. She is planning on publishing two more books by the end of 2012. She has been a freelance writer and an editor since 2011. When she's not writing or editing, she enjoys reading, computers, the Internet, family, exercising, animals, shopping, and dining out. She resides in Worcester, MA USA with her husband and cat.
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My Not-So-Ordinary Life
by Christine Rice
Price: $3.99 USD. 12040 words.
Published on January 25, 2012. Nonfiction.
"My Not-So-Ordinary Life" is an autobiography that tells the author’s life story up to age 28. The book reminisces about her innocent times in childhood, reveals the difficult experiences she faced in adolescence, and shows how she persevered and changed her life as an adult. The message of the book is: life has its ups and downs but, ultimately, you will be okay, and maybe even good, in the end.
Essays for the Soul
by Christine Rice
Price: $2.99 USD. 6530 words.
Published on January 25, 2012. Nonfiction.
"Essays for the Soul" is a collection of thirteen essays about writing, student life, healthy eating, careers, personal finance, education, and more. The essays are creatively written and based on thoughtful opinion and life experience. Some of the essays are introspective while others are informational. Everyone can gain knowledge from the essays.
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- It's Only Natural
on March 31, 2012
"It’s Only Natural" by C.M. Truxler is a collection of poetry written with the theme of nature. Every poem speaks positively of the simple beauties found in rural surroundings. The poems are distinct and like short stories about various wonders of the natural world.
I smiled while reading "It’s Only Natural." The words and language are flowing and poetic, and the poems reflect beauty. While reading this book of poetry I was gently guided to various parts of the world where I got to experience the beauty of life and the environment.
I recommend "It’s Only Natural" for its beautiful poetry, and the feeling of peace that enveloped me while reading, as well as the inner peace that I was left with afterwards. Don’t take my word for it; get yourself a copy. You will be happy you did.
- If Only
on April 01, 2012
"If Only" by Lisa Schuch is a thought-provoking short story about a teenager, Holly, who gets in over her head after she gives out her phone number to someone on the Internet. Holly is a worthy person whose innocent behavior will forever haunt her.
"If Only" provides a valuable message to teenagers, and anyone who forms relationships with people on the Internet, that there are people in the world who are dishonest and could hurt you, so it is wise to be cautious with how you handle the Internet so that you will be safe.
"If Only" is well-written and captivating, and deals with a serious topic through the mode of storytelling, which successfully reaches and affects readers. I enjoyed this story and recommend it.
- Something's Coming
on April 13, 2012
"Something’s Coming" by Lisa Schuch is a paranormal romance that captures your heart and mind within the eventful twists and turns of a modern day adventure. It is a “book for all.” Teens and adults, and males and females, of all reading preferences will enjoy it.
"Something’s Coming" tells the story of Roxxi - an independent, female witch - meeting up with a stranger she finds on the side of the road, injured. There is more to the injured man - Dominic - than meets the eye, and we learn a lot about him and Roxxi as they get to know each other. Then, people from Roxxi’s past show up, and that leads to troublesome circumstances that Roxxi and Dominic must face and conquer.
I recommend "Something’s Coming," especially to people who enjoy reading paranormal, fantasy, adventure, and romance books. Take a moment and pick up a copy of the ebook on Smashwords. You will sure enjoy the depths of Roxxi’s and Dominic’s lives, and experiencing their eventful journey together.
- Guarding the Healer
on June 27, 2012
I first became interested in this book, because I like the idea of a person having the power to heal; it’s mystical and magical to think about. But I wasn’t prepared for the excellent, well-written adventure, of both dark and light forces, that I experienced when reading “Guarding the Healer” by Gabriel Beyers.
The book carried me along a journey with the characters as they experienced love, pain, grief, sadness, and joy. The story is in constant motion as Silas runs from his loss of a loved one and a haunting demon. The demon will not let Silas go far and is determined to make him agree to his terms, or else Silas will lose more loved ones. Hence, Silas, and his new acquaintance, Tommy, are on the run, stopping only momentarily to rest and help people.
I was in shock when I finished reading the book, from my pure satisfaction during the entire reading experience and the unimaginable ending. In addition, this is a pristinely written and edited book full of detail and excitement. I could hardly put it down. I was blown away by the quality of the story, and the talent of the author for writing such a good story.
“Guarding the Healer” touched my heart and soul. It enveloped me into the arms of intrigue and adventure that is the storyline. I recommend this book to readers of dark fantasy and paranormal. I assure you, it will take you on the ride of your life and you will not be disappointed!
- The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success
on Dec. 23, 2012
Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success by Mark Coker is a thorough self-help manual about how to succeed as an ebook author. It is a good book for a soon-to-be-published author, but it is also helpful for an author who has already published a book, or several books for that matter.
This book covers a lot of information, which is pleasing since it is free. You usually can’t go wrong with free, and this book is no exception. It emphasizes the importance of writing a well-written and edited book with a great title and cover design. It talks about the value of connecting well with your readers, distributing your ebook to as many online retailers as you can, giving your book away for free, developing your author platform, maximizing “virality,” and studying bestsellers in your genre. It covers the most popular cycles or trends of ebook sales, how to deal with negative reviews, and how to set an appropriate ebook price. It goes into adequate detail about twenty-eight “secrets” to having a successful ebook; plus, there are additional chapters of other helpful information.
I have published four ebooks myself, and even though I have heard of most of the tips Coker provides - because of my five years of publishing experience - it is a well-written book with lots of insights that would help aspiring authors, new authors, and authors who don’t have much experience with editing, formatting, publishing, marketing, and networking, and anyone who is looking to learn a new tip or two to improve their ebook’s sales.