Tuesday, November 5, 2019

My dream of being a bestselling author is just a paperback away.

Books are essential to our everyday life.

For bookworms, it is important to hold a physical book in their hands instead of reading it on an electronic device. I know, as a book reviewer I oblige authors and read in the various formats available on my laptop. It is easier and quicker, but it is not the same. A book is authentic. It fits perfectly into your life; you can sit anywhere and enjoy the feel and smell of it while turning the page.
Since 2012, when my first book, A Pirate’s Wife was published I had this dream to hold my own book in my hands, but it never realized. No matter how much I tried to find a permanent position or tried to save it stayed a dream.

Then, in August of this year (2019) I had the opportunity to distribute my books through a well-known distributor in my country, South Africa. And they not only opened the doors for me but to every client, I brought in. I was excited and apprehensive at the same time when I plunged ahead. In faith, I signed the contract and proclaimed this my year to see it happen.
Since then I could print a few books of each but like with everything else you need to sell quantities to really make money from it. Since this is my only source of income, I am moving ahead to get the ball rolling. My clients are already in the network while I sit on the sidelines wishing, I could print my books. This is where my quest for fundraising comes in.

I started with the fundraising in October 2019 but since it didnt reach the required amount, I decided to extend it without a deadline until the target has been reached, including my new book's distribution costs as well.

This is a learning curve for me. To get out of your box and think differently is a whole new experience, especially when you don't like to talk about yourself. But circumstances forced me to do this, even if I don't like it. I definitely learn to be more open and out there, marketing myself. A big step in an even bigger world when there is so much competition. 

Lynelle's Books

A Pirate's Wife - Historical Fiction - Free in Kindle
Bella's Choice - Contemporary Romance - $1.99 in Kindle
Blood Mines - Futuristic Thriller - $1.99 Kindle
GedagteKringe - Afrikaanse Bundel - Free in Kindle 

Here are the rewards when you contribute to this live event.
(Please note that the exchange rate given was on the day it was converted. Verify it again.) $1 = R14.75 05 November 2019

Every dollar or Rand will bring me closer to the realization of having my book not only in my hands but every other readers' hand that like to hold their own book.
Donate $5.00 (R75) Or More Every five dollars you give you will be mentioned in my books.
Donate $70.00 (R1 025) Or More Receive 2 Books of your choice, signed
Donate $75.00 (R1 110) Or More You can take part in the new cover changes for Blood Mines and receive a copy.
Donate $150.00 (R2 215) Or More Receive all 4 books, signed
Donate $500.00 (R7 380) Or More Be a character in my new book, Love at War, A Family Trilogy.

This is not the final cover.
Donate $1000.00 (R14 755) Or More Be a character and receive all 4 published books plus the newest one, Love at War, A Family Trilogy.

Love at War consists of three parts
Part 1 - Hope in conflict
Part 2 - Love at War
Part 3 - Faith Justified
It is an inspirational story and quite long. I require a few characters. But the story is basically ready and in need of a good proofreader. 

By clicking on the Gogetfunding link you will be taken directly to the site. 
I have posted more photos and links on there for your convenience.
You have a choice to donate via PayPal or Visa.
It is easy and safe.

 Thank you for considering and donating. 

Sunday, November 3, 2019

The Vagabond by Frank Rautenbach

rank Rautenbach het Suid-Afrika vir Los Angeles verlaat met sterre in sy oë. Na suksesvolle sukses met Egoli, 7de laan en films soos Geloof soos Aartappels en die Bang Bang-klub, het hy gedink die wêreld was sy oester. Na jare van probeer en meer as 10 000 kilometer rite na een mislukte oudisie na die ander moes Frank 'n behoorlike werk kry wat kos op sy tafel kon sit. Hy het uiteindelik 'n taxi bestuurder in Los Angeles geword, en toe die werk verloor. Uiteindelik het Frank ʼn kerk skoonmaker geword. Maar Frank het verraai gevoel, God het hom ʼn lewe van oorvloed belowe, waarom het hy dit nog nie ontvang nie? Frank het gevoel dat al God se beloftes tot niks gekom het nie, hy was kwaad en skaam. Frank moes leer dat hy nie God kon vra om al hierdie drome waar te maak nie. Hy is in God se diens en nie andersom nie. Die lewe gaan nie oor hom nie, dit gaan oor God. Soek eers die koningkryk van God en die res sal bygevoeg word. ‘n Inspireerende verhaal waarby ons almal iets kan leer.

After starring in TV series like Egoli, 7de Laan and movies like The Bang Bang Club and Faith like Potatoes, Frank Rautenbach left for Hollywood, Los Angeles, with big dreams. However, after driving more than 10 000 kilometers from one failed audition to the next, Frank had to find a job - a proper job to put food on the table. Had all God's promises come to nothing? The Vagabond is Frank's searingly honest story of falling down and standing up again, showing that we will find our true joy only in the real and living God.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Help an author to distribute her books.

With only twelve days to go please consider donating towards my fundraiser.
Your contribution will enable me to accomplish my dream.
Om Amazon the free offer has expired but the books are still available on Smashwords for free till the end of the month.
Click here

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Book review - What if's by Paddy Bostock

I received this book for an honest review. 
Paddy Bostock’s books are difficult to read. That is just a fact. It is typical British dry humor with tongue in cheek funny bits you only get after a while. With lots of unfamiliar words that you first have to look for a dictionary to understand the word, then the story. 
What if's is just that kind of book but his storytelling has a way of drawing you and keeping your attention no matter how incomprehensible the plot. Maybe it has to do with the rhythm of the book or just the way he is writing it, never less, you are drawn into funny situations surrounding funnier characters. 
With What If's I was actually surprised when s/he featured into the book. This character brought an entire line of fantasy within the literary, funny and murder plot. All the different genres combined give you a rich equivalent that rolls from the mouth. 
It is robust and flavourful in its uniqueness. An easy read with all the qualities of a good book. 
The main characters were brilliant in their parts. Playing and growing, albeit with the help of the s/he character. Each was perfectly crafted to compliment not only the storyline but the plot in detail. It added to the richness. Colouring it in perfectly.
It is not for the faint-hearted. It is not for the person that loves marshmallows and sprinkles on top. You need to have wits about you to keep the pace but well worth it. 
A wonderful read I can definitely recommend. 

To add to your Goodreads list TBR / To buy Amazon

About the book

The chance meeting with Gabi in Queen Mary’s Garden, Regent’s Park, is only the start of a series of unworldly events for aspiring writer James Cockburn, which will involve him first in a murder investigation and treasure hunt in St Ives, Cornwall, and then in the increasingly frenetic machinations of politicians and mobsters in both the human dimension and fairyland.