Monday, October 19, 2020

The Release Date Has Been Set for The Life and Trials of Tabitha O'Brien by Mila A. Ballentine! So, Save The Date!

 Hear ye. 📣 Hear ye.📣

The Life and Trials of Tabitha O'Brien by Mila A. Ballentine

release date has been set for November 17, 2020

So, mark your calendars!



In the meantime, you can catch up on some ...


The Life and Trials of Tabitha O'Brien is not a stand-alone book. The books should be read in the order they were written. The eBook version of The Legend of Turtle Pond: The Initiation of Tabitha O'Brien and Within Gallows Reach is on sale for 99¢ until December 17, 2020. You're welcome! 😊

Book 1: The Legend of Turtle Pond: The Initiation of Tabitha O'Brien

Paperback
https://www.amazon.com/Legend-Turtle-Pond-Initiation-Tabitha/dp/0979417295/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+legend+of+turtle+pond&qid=1601424063&s=books&sr=1-1

eBook:
https://www.amazon.com/Legend-Turtle-Initiation-Tabitha-Astonia-ebook/dp/B00BB5YXW4/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1601424063&sr=1-1

Book 2: Within Gallows Reach 

Paperback
https://www.amazon.com/Within-Gallows-Reach-Trials-Astonia/dp/099091951X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1601423596&sr=1-1

eBook
https://www.amazon.com/Within-Gallows-Reach-Trials-Astonia-ebook/dp/B01JHJHAGQ/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=within+gallows+reach&qid=1601423596&s=books&sr=1-1

Book 3: The Life and Trials of Tabitha O'Brien

eBookThe link will be added once it is available.] 



The time of consequence was upon her, and it didn’t matter whether she was willing to take responsibility for her actions or if she was ready to lay blame, the die was already cast. Tabitha O’Brien would face a jury of her peers, eager to decide her fate. Thus far, her reckoning and anguish was their amusement, but in the end, her misfortunes might very well be a means to their end.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The Life and Trials of Tabitha O'Brien by Mila A. Ballentine - Cover Reveal


You've been patient with me and I appreciate it. Finalizing the third book in The Life and Trials of Astonia series has been a labor of love. The series has had the unique ability to beguile me in ways that made it difficult to part with characters that have become an extension of my persona. Still, as sure as there is a beginning, so shall there be an end. Fortunately, the final book leaves no stone unturned. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. 



The Life and Trials of Tabitha O'Brien is not a stand-alone book. The books should be read in the order they were written.

Book 1: The Legend of Turtle Pond: The Initiation of Tabitha O'Brien

Paperback
https://www.amazon.com/Legend-Turtle-Pond-Initiation-Tabitha/dp/0979417295/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+legend+of+turtle+pond&qid=1601424063&s=books&sr=1-1

eBook:
https://www.amazon.com/Legend-Turtle-Initiation-Tabitha-Astonia-ebook/dp/B00BB5YXW4/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1601424063&sr=1-1

Book 2: Within Gallows Reach 

Paperback
https://www.amazon.com/Within-Gallows-Reach-Trials-Astonia/dp/099091951X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1601423596&sr=1-1

eBook
https://www.amazon.com/Within-Gallows-Reach-Trials-Astonia-ebook/dp/B01JHJHAGQ/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=within+gallows+reach&qid=1601423596&s=books&sr=1-1

Book 3: The Life and Trials of Tabitha O'Brien

Paperback: [ The link will be added once it is available.]

eBook[ The link will be added once it is available.]









The time of consequence was upon her, and it didn’t matter whether she was willing to take responsibility for her actions or if she was ready to lay blame, the die was already cast. Tabitha O’Brien would face a jury of her peers, eager to decide her fate. Thus far, her reckoning and anguish was their amusement, but in the end, her misfortunes might very well be a means to their end.


Saturday, December 23, 2017

Christmas Break Binge Watching Suggestions!

First and foremost, I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


During the holiday season, you might have a lot of free time. If you enjoy watching television series, I have a few suggestions.
Television Series Suggestions:

1. Chance - Season 1 and 2 [Hulu]

2. Travelers Season 1 and 2 [Showcase & Netflix]

3. Erased - [Netflix (2017)] 

4. Dark - [Netflix]

5. Knightfall - [History Channel]

6. Outlander - Season 1, 2 and 3 [Starz]

7. Designated Survivor - Season 1 and 2 [ABC]


Holiday Movie Suggestions: 

1. A Christmas Prince - [Netflix]

2. The Sweetest Christmas [Hallmark Channel]

3. Romance at Reindeer Lodge [Hallmark Channel]

4. Snowed Inn Christmas [Lifetime]

5. Die Hard 1 and 2 [YES, it's a Christmas movie - IMO.]


Enjoy.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Where In The World Is Mila A. Ballentine?

Where Am I?



On Earth. 😚👓


So ...  if you were wondering, what has she been up to?

I have been busy working, furthering my education and professional skills by obtaining certifications to remain useful in a workforce that is ever changing and volunteering as a Reading Partners Tutor. I work with emergent readers at a public school. At the start of each session, I read a book to them.  It is my favorite part of the experience. 

I volunteer as a reading tutor because my life was forever changed when my mother signed the permission slip for me to take books home from the school library. From that point onward, books became an important part of my life. I'd bring stacks of books home and hide so I could read undisturbed.  By reading books, I was able to escape to places I never knew existed. I want to share my love for books and enthusiasm for learning with other children and thus far, my students are enjoying every minute of it. 

When I'm not working, volunteering or sleeping, I catch up on writing the final book in the Life and Trials of Astonia series and work on a short story that takes place in New York City. If all goes well, the short story will be published later this year. 

So, there's no need to worry. I'm alive, healthy, and doing things My Way


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Get Your Spook On! Within Gallows Reach Giveaway


The Legend of Turtle Pond: The Initiation of Tabitha O’Brien (Book 1) is on SALE for a limited time!



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Disclaimer: I can’t promise that you won’t relate to the O’Brien’s struggles or that you won’t get so invested that it will affect you deeply enough to bring tears to your eyes.  So, if you are into that type of literature, try it. The journey begins with the first page.

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Blogger reviews are welcome, however, they must obtain their own copy of the eBook.


Please note
Upon completion of the drawing, please allow 6 to 8 weeks for delivery.



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Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Legend-Turtle-Initiation-Tabitha-Astonia-ebook/dp/B00BB5YXW4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1477530821&sr=1-1&keywords=the+legend+of+turtle+pond



Enter for your chance to WIN and autographed copy of 

Within Gallows Reach.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Unleashing Within Gallows Reach by Mila A. Ballentine






The purple pen is at it again. Alas, the cover and the book details are revealed! 

Within Gallows Reach


Book 2 in "The Life and Trials of Astonia" series.

Please Note: Astonia is a fictional place.





Blurb

Despite their misfortunes, the O’Briens waded on, trying as best they could to mend the damage accrued, as well as attempting to mend their frayed lives, even as a new rival pursues them for an unusual debt. One that requires payback.




Coming to a bookstore near you on... August 2, 2016.
#Amazon 

Kindle: 
https://www.amazon.com/Within-Gallows-Reach-Trials-Astonia-ebook/dp/B01JHJHAGQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470190673&sr=8-1&keywords=within+gallows+reach#navbar

Paperback:
https://www.amazon.com/Within-Gallows-Reach-Trials-Astonia/dp/099091951X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1475936347&sr=8-2&keywords=within+gallows+reach


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Friday, March 11, 2016

Revealing, OUR WAVERING HEARTS by Diane Rose Duffy

Alas,  Our Wavering  Hearts is Revealed!


If you’ve read any of Diane Rose Duffy’s previous works, some of the characters from TAKE A PIECE OF MY HEART (her debut novel) and LOVE HEALS THE HEART (her 2nd romance) have roles in the soon to be released book, OUR WAVERING HEARTS a part of a new series - THE WAVERING HEART SERIES. 


OUR WAVERING HEARTS can be read as a standalone.


About The Author

Diane Rose Duffy is a California native who has a passion for books, a whopping coffee addiction and a perpetual craving for chocolate. After recently retiring from a lengthy accounting career in Silicon Valley, Diane presently enjoys the peaceful serenity of daily life in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California. Diane Rose Duffy has completed two humorous romance novels and a funny children's chapter book with the support of her husband whom she proclaims to be her 'happily ever after'.

You can find her on Facebook.