I recently joined a new Facebook group that helps pimp our books.  The girls that do the pimping have book blogs themselves on Facebook, so I’ve decided to return the favor by pimping their blogs on my blog.  The first one in my new feature is Booksmacked.  Let’s show Melissa some love by liking her FB page.


Hi, I’m Melissa, but most people call me Mel. I currently live in Canada with my husband whom I married a year ago but have been with for 8 years. A huge hockey and football fan, I have tons of useless sports statistics stored in brain. I’m a speed reader, often reading a full book in a matter of hours. If I really enjoy a book I will read it 4, 5 or a dozen times.
So my story of how BookSmacked became a reality. Pretty simple really I love books and when I read a book that I absolutely love I wanted someone to talk to about it and share my excitement with so I joined an online book club. Through that book club I met some wonderful people who I now call my friends and some of those friends were bloggers. I discovered this online world of authors, readers, bloggers and book pimpers and said I want to be a part of it.
So I joined a street teams to help promote indie authors and from there I took it one step further and started BookSmacked. A blog that can be used for Readers, Authors, Bloggers, Pimpers to share their love of books.


So I hope you come for a visit, interact and share your love of books with me.



About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down.

About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done.

So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made.

One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors.

Anyway, enough about me. Here’s all my contact information:




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2 Responses to BLOG SPOTLIGHT: BookSmacked

  1. Melissa Kerr says:

    Thank you this is so awesome

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