Anna

By Fia Essen

 

Book Blurb

Anna by Fia EssenRadical life changes and too much champagne at high altitude can take a girl to the most interesting places. Anna’s journey is just getting started when she takes a chance on a new friendship of the handsome male variety and winds up in a tiny village in Crete. It turns out she’s not the only one who has that idea.

Author’s Description

Anna thought she knew exactly where her life was heading. She was wrong. After ten years of climbing her way up the stressful corporate ladder at Milton International, her dream of one day occupying her boss’ corner office has been ripped from her thanks to a round of downsizing. Her boyfriend of five years has dumped her because he didn’t think she shared his vision of their “ideal future” together. In addition to losing her job and boyfriend, she comes to the conclusion she might be losing her mind too. A sane person wouldn’t follow a perfect stranger they meet on a plane to a tiny village no one has heard of on a Greek island, would they? The stranger in question is an irresistibly handsome Englishman with a sympathetic ear. But that’s no excuse to follow him to the place he calls his home and practically move in with him, is it?

My Review

Have you ever read a book that you liked so much from the beginning, you actually felt you were part of the story? A book where you could visualize the area, the rooms? Were you ever so engrossed you in the story, you didn’t realize you were at the end until you read the last word? That is exactly what Anna was to me.

Fia Essen wove a story that was alive with delightful characters and a captivating plot. The location?  Who wouldn’t fall in love with the charismatic Crete, as so vividly described in the book? I loved the way the characters dropped into Anna’s life and immediately became indispensable to the rest of the story.

Would I recommend Anna by Fia Essen? Absolutely! It is the perfect read for a summer day on the porch, at the pool, or at the beach.  5 Stars

About the AuthorFia Essen

Fia Essen has been an expat since childhood. She grew up in the stables of the Middle East and Southeast Asia, surrounded by horses, philandering polo players, and the occasional Boa Constrictor. Currently, she lives in Athens, Greece with her Yorkie.

She has always had an active imagination and has a tendency to float off into a world of her own. While she doesn’t put a terrible amount of stock into astrology, apparently, this trait of hers is textbook Pisces.

Growing up, if Fia wasn’t on horseback, she had her nose in a book. She didn’t read books, she lived them. Characters in novels became her best friends. And ultimately she started creating her own.

 

Illustrator/Cover Artist: Michelle Crocker

Type of Book: Anna is available in Kindle format and paperback.

Publisher: Solstice Publishing

Pub Date: May 26, 2015

Page Count: 289

Word Count: 90 thousand

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit

Website

http://www.fiaessen.com

Social Media Links

Twitter Handle – @FiaEssen

Sample Chapter

 The Amazon Kindle Look Inside Feature – http://www.amazon.com/Anna-Fia-Essen-ebook/dp/B00YCRZAGG/

Where to Buy: 

Amazon.com

Barnes & Noble

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How to Hashtag Blog Tweets.

macjam47:

Are you still wondering what the fuss over hashtagging is? Ronovan has simplified it on Hugh’s Views & News.

Originally posted on Hugh's Views & News:

Howdy folks, it’s me, it’s me, Ronovanee. Okay, so it’s Ronovan, but Ronovan didn’t rhyme. Hugh is letting me hijack his blog for a moment. Just don’t tell him I did it, cause he doesn’t know I snuck in. Remember, everything that follows are my opinions and not Hugh’s, so if you disagree, it’s all on me. OOOooooOOo I rhymed that one for real, oh what a thrill. o,O (All images created by me. My apologies in advance.)

I want to start off by saying blogging isn’t a game of numbers for me. I know for some it is and you can tell who those people are. They are the sad people that belittle others who do things because they believe in them instead of doing them for gaining followers and views. In the words of the masochistic dog to the flea, “Bite me”.

What is Hashtagging?

Many people like…

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Amazing Art made of Books

macjam47:

Readers, you have to see these books turned into amazing art.

Originally posted on Celine Jeanjean's Blog: Down the Rabbit Hole:

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Today my book comes out of its pre-order bubble and goes out into the big bad world (at Amazon US and Amazon UK). Woo hoo! If you read it and enjoy it by the way, please tell someone who you think might also like it — word of mouth means life for a new book. So please share the love!

In the mean time I thought I’d celebrate my book news with a post on amazing book art — that is art made of books, not art put in or on books. Here are a few of my favourites:

This is my absolute favourite — looking past the fact that an antique book has been used (which I really don’t agree with). But the idea of making a book into lungs and blood vessels is a beautiful way to represent how important books are to life.

Giving a whole new…

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The Makings of a Good Author Interview

macjam47:

Great tips on making your author interviews shine,

Originally posted on readful things blog:

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When I posted my interview with Sarah Solmonson earlier this morning, it reminded me that a couple of people have asked me to put up a post on the finer points of doing an author interview. I’m not sure I would call me an expert on this topic, but I try to answer those who ask me a question, so this post is for them.

I will share my opinion here, not saying that anyone should take my words as gold, but here is what I think:

A successful author interview begins with an interesting author. I am not pointing fingers and calling anyone boring, but if you want your interview to shine, choose authors that have something to bring to the party. I like it very much when the authors I interview have a very personal interest in their story. This doesn’t mean it can’t be fiction, just…

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New Book Fanfare – Spread the word about your new book release.

macjam47:

This is a great opportunity for authors.

Originally posted on Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life:

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As an addition to the Five Star Treatment I will be added a new series to run along side. New Book Fanfare.

If you are releasing a new book this is what I need.  A cover and the About the Book.. A profile photograph and About the Author and then your links to Amazon, Goodreads or your own selling sites. Also blog and social media links.

I will then post here on the blog and send out into the world via the usual networking sites.

N.B.  I won’t know if you don’t tell me.. so please do not be modest.. it does not suit a writer!

Simplesk….

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Contact me on sally.cronin@moyhill.com with your details..

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7 Writing Rules For Fiction

macjam47:

Are you a writer? Check out these terrific tips for writing fiction over on A Writer’s Path.

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:

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Overwhelmed by fiction-writing advice? Me too, and I’m an editor as well as a writer. Everyone and anyone who has a blog or website seems to be keen on throwing in their penny’s worth. A lot of it is genuinely good advice. But what works for them won’t necessarily be right for you.

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WordPress Reader Changes—Do they know how you feel?

Originally posted on chrismcmullen:

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WORDPRESS READER CHANGES

You may have noticed a major update to the WordPress Reader recently.

There have been a few minor improvements since, which is a good sign. It shows that WordPress staff is listening.

  • Word count is now showing for all posts. Approximate time no longer shows for short posts, but appears in parentheses after the word count for longer posts.
  • It’s now possible to see who wrote the post more clearly, as a larger site icon (or blavatar—but no longer the Gravatar) appears at the top of the post followed by the name of the site.
  • The age of the post now appears at the top of the post. This makes it much easier to find where we had previously left off.

DOES WORDPRESS KNOW HOW READERS FEEL?

I wrote a post on the WordPress Reader changes a few days ago when the big surprise…

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