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June 2016 Newsletter
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Hi Everyone!

In my last newletter I told you that I’d spent Christmas and the New Year in Perth, well I’m actually back in Perth, Western Australia, again as I write!! Yep, twice in six months – quite a treat! It’s my Dad’s 70th birthday so I surprised him and showed up last Sunday. You should have seen the look on his face – priceless! Anyway, my hubby is watching over the kids in Mauritius :-) So I’m here alone. It’s been forever that I haven’t had anyone but myself to look after and, although I miss my kids heaps, I’m definitely loving the fact that I can sleep in till all hours and basically do whatever I want. I’d forgotten what that felt like. I’m still a bit jet lagged so I’m sleeping at two in the morning and waking up at midday, but that should sort itself out soon :-) (Perth is four hours ahead of Mauritius).

So a warm welcome to all new subscribers, many of you from Spring Hop and the Hello Chick Lit giveaway. Congratulations to the winners - Jane and Amanda. Amanda also won the Name a Character comp and she gave the name of Lilly to one of my characters in Stuck with Me. I also have two other names in the novel which came from another Name a Character giveaway late last year. Audra & Zelda if you are reading this, Zach & Samantha are well and are eagerly waiting for me to finish Stuck with Me! 
But at the moment I'm having a bit of trouble with the beginning of my prologue and once again I'd love some help and feedback from you! I have three different versions and I don't know which one works best. So if you have a few minutes to spare, I would be so grateful if you could have a read through and let me know which one you prefer. The link is here Thanks so much.
And in other less exciting news, at the beginning of the month Amazon decided to remove 9, yes 9 of my precious reviews!! A few of them were reviews from family members which goes against their review guidelines apparently. But what about the others?!! Don't they realise how precious reviews are to indie authors like me?!!
 
So if any of you are interested in reading my book and leaving an honest review please email me at cassandrapiat@yahoo.com Of course you will need to include a "I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review" to ensure your review doesn't mysteriously disappear into the Amazon review abyss...

And on a brighter note I should be getting my cover for Stuck with Me over the next few weeks, I'm very excited to see what the very talented Sue Traynor will come up with. She does great Chick Lit covers (including the one for Miss Adventure - my newsletter book choice). So hopefully I'll be able to share it with you in my next newsletter!


So that's about it from me for now, thanks for reading and until next time, take care:-)
Cassandra x

 
My June Newsletter Giveaway Book Choice 

Miss Adventure by Geralyn Corcillo
And the subscriber winners are...

Julie, Carla & Jill! Congratulations, you've each won an Amazon Kindle copy of Miss Adventure. I hope you enjoy it as much as did! 

I really loved Miss Adventure, it was funny, inspiring and touching. It really made me want to get out there and do all the things I’m scared of doing:-) I highly recommend this fun read as well as Geralyn's other books which I also really enjoyed, Queen of the Universe and a collection of four short stories, 4 in the Afternoon.
Geralyn has another book coming out in August called Catch a Falling Star. It's a spin off of Queen of the Universe and I can't wait to read it (I've already pre-ordered!) And she also has a novella out next month which is part of an anthology called Love in an Elevator which features eight of Amazon's top romantic comedy authors, so look out for that one too.
 
You can find out more about Geralyn here 
 
Join Bethany @ One Book at a Time for first birthday celebrations!
Bethany at One Book at a Time has organised a great line up of authors to celebrate her blog's first birthday, and celebrations started on June 1st and carry on until the end of August. There are guest posts by over 80 Chick Lit authors (including me on Aug 10th) as well as daily giveaways. So make sure you head over to Bethany's blog and join in the fun. You can find all the details here http://booksandwinearelovely.blogspot.com.au
Comedy Book Week 16-23 July 2016

Keep an eye out for the Comedy Book Week coming up next month. There are about 50 authors participating and it should be a fun week. Find out more https://comedybookweek.com/ 

Recent posts on my blog...

Colours of Mauritius ... #MadeinMoris 
And I'll end off my newsletter with this beautiful painting "Le Morne" by the very talented Mauritian artist, Kishan Beejadhur. Photo courtesy of http://www.didusart.com #madeinmoris 
 
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