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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

100th Review Celebration - Giveaway! Unlovable by Cynthia St. Aubin

It's been a long time coming, folks! 100 reviews. Had some rough years, a lot of hiatuses, name changes, lost all our readers; but we're back and we're strong and we're not going nowheres! It can only get better from here on out.

So in celebration of Book Verse's 100th review, and as a thank you to both new and returning readers, we are holding our very first raffle(s)! Squeee - am I the only excited one here? Free books, can I get a hellz yeah!? I went back and looked through the reviews from the last couple of months and picked a few of our 4 and 5 star rated books to give away. 

We have a total of four different books, by four different authors. I say this calls for a little author spotlight! So for the next four days, we will give you guys some general information on each author, some stalking links. And we'll also relay any special interactions we've had with them. Entering is super easy, just scroll down to the rafflecopter widget and follow the steps to get entries. We will be verifying entries, so no cheating! :)

We thank you again for your support and hope you'll stay with us for future reviews, author interviews, and other fun stuff!


Welcome to day three of our 100th review celebration. Don't forget to enter the raffles for day 1 (copy of Balustrade by Mark Henry) and day 2 (copy of Fangs Of Anarchy Part 1 & Talk Dirty To Me by Dakota Cassidy)

Today I want to talk about a very beautiful, very sweet, kinda bonkers individual. Her name is Cynthia St. Aubin and she's the type of person I would have loved to have as a friend in high school - because she would GET ME. Don't let that pretty, normal looking picture fool ya; she's one quirky lady!

About Cynthia (taken from her website):

I like gravy.

This has nothing to do with the rest of my bio, but I thought you ought to know.

About the writing thing...

I wrote my first play when I was six and made my brothers perform it for my parents. I charged gum wrappers for admission (a steal, in my opinion, considering I had handed out the gum wrappers ahead of time). While I seriously doubt you'll be seeing any of my formative work on Broadway anytime soon, I can credit these early experiments with the first of many important lessons I learned about writing: no matter how brilliant your manuscript is, some kid can go streaking butt-ass nekkid across the living room, and totally undermine your vision.

Everyone watches the naked kid because running across the living room with your cheeks flapping in the breeze is friggin' hilarious. 

Cue the lightbulb moment. People like funny stuff!

I never quite gave up on the writing thing, even as I tried my hand at being a dusty academic turned Executive Assistant (they paid me to nag! How cool is that?), but in those quiet moments when expense reports had been filed and to-do items checked off, the funny people in my head kept talking to me. 

Yes, I know they have medication for that. It's called vodka.

Since they discourage drinking at work, I started writing instead. What came out was an amalgamation (vocabulary!) of all the things I love: funny stuff, art, psychology, food, people, and paranormal critters!

​Et voila! The Case Files of Dr. Matilda Schmidt, Paranormal Psychologist were born.

When I'm not sitting in my office watching cat videos and pretending to write, I like cooking, knitting (badly), and reading anything that makes me laugh (like my bank statements).

I live in Colorado with my brilliant husband and three surly cats.

You see what I mean? Cynthia was born to write creatively. 

I met Cynthia, I believe through Mark Henry at one of his events (and I actually met Mark through Dakota, lol). She was yammering on and on about unicorns and unicorns pooping all kinds of sweets (and rainbows) and she asked for people who were interested, to join her street team. I was very intrigued. I joined. And boy, am I glad I did! It's probably my favorite street team I'm on. It's very hands on, both Cynthia and her minions (that's us) support one another and we laugh and have a good time. We talk about books, and manly men, and food that Cynthia likes to attack with her face - which I think is all food at this point. Also, I think her lunacy is contagious. Which is fine by me because I was already labeled eccentric long before I ever met her.

Stalking links (she LURVES stalkers) 

Reading her series, The Case Files of Dr. Matilda Schmidt is a blast. I've read the first two books in the series and they are so creative, so funny, and hot too! Cynthia combines her kookiness with her appreciation of hot men and makes some really interesting stories. (I wonder when she'll incorporate all that food...) I wanted to help her share her stories with the world, so today for our raffle, Cynthia has donated an e-copy of her first book, Unlovable. It's a short read and I know I was disappointed when it ended because I was so into it, that I just wanted to keep going. So go ahead and enter below for your chance to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


pansypetal said...

I think I have a new author to stalk - um - follow. She sounds amazing and just kooky enough for my taste. I like a little bit crazy. Thank you for the intro. And congratulations on 100 reviews.

SaturnMoonie said...

Thanks pansypetal. Cynthia is amazing. You'll love her!