Monday, December 28, 2015

Window Cleaner

Extendable arm, this squeegee reaches hard to reach places. Soft cleaning pad attached with velcro so it can be taken off and washed for reuse. No metal parts to scratch. Left streak free, clean windows. I received this product for an honest review.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Children's Author Carole P Roman 12/23 by Storytellers Campfire | Books Podcasts

Children's Author Carole P Roman 12/23 by Storytellers Campfire | Books Podcasts


Carole P Roman give us a preview of the Award Winning Captain No Breard Series
  • Captain No Beard Imaginary Tale of a Pirates Life
  • Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience
  • Stuck in Doldrums
  • Strangers on the High Seas
  • Treasure of Snake Island
  • The Crew Goes Coconuts
  • Fribbet The Frog And The Tadpoles
  • The Flying Dragon
  • Captain No Beard And The Aurora Borealis
  • New Book Release too!
Special Puzzle Giveaway Announcement!
Host: Lady Selah SuJuris

Monday, December 21, 2015

Be prepared to work hard...

"Watching kids react, or parents laugh at your joke, is pretty amazing, but I think, having my own grandson read to me the book that he inspired has to take first place."

Read my latest interview and find out what I've been working on when you click the link!

Friday, December 11, 2015

If You Were Me And Lived In...Scotland Won The Silver Moonbeam Award!

Let's visit Scotland, where you’ll learn about the fascinating architecture that was inspired by ancient 
Greece and Rome. 
Whether your name is Ian, Connor, or Malcolm, you’ll follow along and visit Loch Ness and 
hope to get a sighting of its famous occupant, Nessie. 
Perhaps you’ll try haggis or tatie scones and finish your meal with a clootie. 
Children are loving this award winning series! It has created a whole generation of armchair 
travelers that are thrilled to learn about cultures and customs from around the globe. 
Join Carole P. Roman and discover the world!


My  "If You Were Me And Lived In..." series WON! Best Series in the Self Unbound magazine! 

Shelf Unbound book review magazine reaches more than 125,000 readers in the United States and 75 countries around the globe. It is a recipient of the Alliance of Independent Authors' Honoring Excellence Award. 

All three Shelf Media titles were named 2015 Maggie Award Finalists for Best Digital Magazine. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

A Family unravels

A well-written account of a family in turmoil. Life is a neatly wrapped package for the Butterfield family. A happy marriage with two daughters, one a highly successful lawyer and the younger pre-med. The future looks settled for the couple and their children in their well-ordered world, until the father returns from a business trip and finds a strange man in his bed. His world shattered, he divorces his wife, and the family slowly unravels, the skeins of their lives pooling into a giant puddle of despair. Like a game of dominoes, each member of the family's life is knocked out of whack, so that their plans dissolve, leaving them rudderless. This was a great depiction of the death throes of a family, the struggle to come to grips with their imploding world. The road twists, skewing judgement, allowing the accepted rules of behavior to warp. Each one is faced with their derailment, and Moriarty does a fantastic job by giving each character a different voice. Veronica is left to sink, her parents
wrapped up in their own disillusionment and pain, selfishly letting her flounder until common sense resurfaces. Both Veronica and her sister learn to see their parents as real people who's lives have taken a surprising turn. Astonishingly poignant, frighteningly real, this is a story about coping and learning to accept one's limitations by opening their eyes and being honest with themselves.

Happy Reading!
Carole P. Roman

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Adorable interactive stuffed animal

Adorable interactive stuffed animal that works with you phone to play with your child. I gave it to my daughter-in-law who said it was easy to use. My granddaughter enjoyed the stuffed animal and my son used his Iphone to send a message. The heart blinked when she received it and my granddaughter was delighted. I received this product for an honest review.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

They flee a murderous uncle who would like to relieve the world of his presence.

Exciting and full of adventure, The Lost Heir is a captivating combination of Harry Potter meets Oliver Twist. Set in Victorian England, this thrilling story is about a mysterious orphan named Jake and his friends that roam the underbelly of London's notorious slums. Paired with a has-been "Guardian" knight, they flee a murderous uncle who would like to relieve the world of his presence. Monsters, fairies, sirens, and other memorable creatures pop up to enliven the tale. Foley's descriptive prose helps the reader see and smell the colorful London streets, hear the vendors and get a picture of life in the nineteenth century. Jake's paranormal powers pepper the story with humor and imagination making this a great read to share and enjoy, opening doors to lots of discussion.

Happy Reading!
Carole P. Roman

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Two Of The NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winners for Fall 2015!

 It’s never too early to start teaching children about the world around them. In If You Were Me and Lived in…Greece , early learners get a taste of what their life would be like if they lived in Greece while being introduced to the birthplace of democracy. This book is the latest installment of the educational series about the cultures of the world that speaks to young children about the topics that interest them, such as the foods people eat, the names of boys and girls, and the activities that children their age living in a foreign land are likely to engage in. This exciting visit to Greece also introduces the important concept of democracy to children and highlights some of the other cultural contributions that Greece has made to Western civilization. Basic information is offered in a playful way that won’t overwhelm children.

It's business as usual on the Flying Dragon. Their mission is to find a flag for the ship. Captain No Beard sighs, "Being a captain is hard work," as he watches the busy crew preparing the vessel for their next adventure. Polly is giving out pretzels; Linus is polishing a lamp. Matie is cracking coconuts, Cayla is stuffing holes, and Hallie is swabbing the deck. High overhead, trouble is brewing, and it is not the weather. Mongo does not want any help from the newest crew member, and it is creating a hurricane of a mess on board. The team must come together and find a task that will fit Zachary without interfering with their own fun. On the way, they acquire a flag that will unite them as both friends and crew. Join the problem-solving crew of the Flying Dragon as they find a flag for their ship and a job for Zach.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Who doesn't love sparkles. This is a cute little book

Who doesn't love sparkles. This is a cute little book, sure to entertain the little girls. Ally Nathaniel has written a charming rhyming book about the shiny, sparkling delights that thrill little girls that like to dress up. Love the message, that both beauty and sparkle come from within.

Happy Reading!
Carole P. Roman

Monday, November 30, 2015


Alan Black's Metal Boxes Series Mega Giveaway

Coming of age can be hard for anyone. 

For Blackmon Perry Stone it is life threatening

Grand Prize – Kindle Fire 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB, Black

First Prize - $25.00 Amazon Gift Card

Second Prize (US Only) – An autographed copy of ANY of my books

Third Prize (US Only) -  Autographed copy of Metal Boxes & Metal Boxes Trapped Outside

Fourth Prize (two winners)(Intl) – E-version of any of my books.
Let Alan Black help you play Santa for yourself or a special reader in your life!

Shannyn Leah's Lakeshore Secrets Guest Post & Giveaway Series - Week One

She had wonderful memories and horrible fears from their past...

Enter to win one of three eCopies
Then, stay tuned for Shannyn Leah's Week Two Giveaway!

Shannyn is offering THREE eCopies of Lakeshore Secrets
International where allowed
Ends December 14, 2015

Michael Phillip Cash Welcomes You to the Monsterland Giveaway 

Welcome to Monsterland – the scariest place on Earth.
Enter to win 1 of 5 eCopies or a Signed Print Copy

Feeling Brave? Michael Phillip Cash is offering
FIVE eCopies (INTL)
ONE Signed copy  (US)
of Monsterland
Ends December 14, 2015
 Books/eBooks make great gifts!

Carole P Roman Presents Reading for Children Blitz & Giveaway

The Best Gift you can give a child

is the Gift of Reading
Enter to win Children's Books from Carole P. Roman

One of Five Kindle copies of A Flag for The Flying Dragon - Intl where allowed

One of Five Kindle Copies of If You Were Me and Lived in China - Intl where allowed


One of Two Grand Prizes

A Softcover Set of the Captain No Beard Series - US Only

A Softcover Set of the If You Were me and Lived In...Series - US Only

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Adorable and funny

Hilarious book about a young monster having trouble going to sleep because he is afraid of the child under his bed. Written in verse, the book goes though all the situations where the frightened creature asks the mom not to leave, or to hold his hand. He explains why children are scary "They have two eyes. That really freaks me out. And when they stare at me at night, it makes me want to shout." Nathaniel takes childhood fears and turns the idea on it's head, taking the sting of the unknown with her humorous poem enabling a child to put his or her fears in the right perspective. Adorable and funny, this is a creative bedtime read.

Happy Reading!
Carole P. Roman

Friday, November 27, 2015

Charming celebration of a beloved daughter in rhyming verse. Ally Nathaniel has created a lovely poem that takes the reader through many happy childhood activities from baking cakes to riding a red sparkly bike. The illustrations are of Emma and an upbeat reflection of a satisfying day in the life of a cherished child. She is filled with adventure and anticipation as she takes off to explore and discover all the different things that can delight a a young mind. Using simple, everyday experiences, this is a book about finding fun in everything one does and making the most out of everything. Despite a full day of things to do, Nathaniel brings it home stressing that the best thing is having a nice lunch and talk with the ones you love.

Happy Reading!
Carole P. Roman

Monday, November 23, 2015

Having a dash cam filming is the best protection so that you have proof of your side ...

In society today with all the things going on, this is an important part of any car. Having a dash cam filming is the best protection so that you have proof of your side of any problem. It installs easily, and I highly recommend it. The video is clear. This is a useful and necessary device. I received this product for an honest review.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Brilliant foray in the mind of a troubled eighteen year ...

Brilliant foray in the mind of a troubled eighteen year old struggling to find both a purpose and a place in his disenfranchised world. Leonard Peacock is the neglected son of a washed out rocker and his narcissistic wife who leave him to fend for himself in suburban New Jersey. Highly intelligent and sensitive, he is searching for anything to reel him back to feel part of humanity. He lives like an outsider, observing adults around him, looking for a lifeline to prove that life is worth the struggle. Instead he sees the anger, frustration, and despair around him, making him feel the bleakness of his own existence. He rails at being a victim, his fury pushes him to prepare a mad scheme for retribution that will quench his thirst to be finally noticed and counted.
Matthew Quick captures the despair of the ghosts of society, the people who blend into the background, those without advocates to help them battle the enemies killing their spirit. Leonard learns he is not invisible, but the ability to be seen and heard will only happen when he realizes he must forge ahead and help himself. His parents will never do what he thinks they should, the world does not operate fairly, but if he looks hard enough, he will create what he needs by using his greatest resource- himself.

Happy Reading!
Carole P. Roman

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Let's go to SCOTLAND!

I am taking students to Northern Europe again and this time it’s to visit Scotland. You’ll learn about the fascinating architecture that was inspired by ancient Greece and Rome. Whether your name is Ian, Connor, or Malcolm, you’ll follow along and visit Loch Ness and hope to get a sighting of its famous occupant, Nessie. Perhaps you’ll try haggis or tatie scones and finish your meal with a clootie. Children are loving this award winning series! It has created a whole generation of armchair travelers that are thrilled to learn about cultures and customs from around the globe. Join me and discover the world!

Get it here

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Comfortable and soft

Comfortable and soft, these ankle or wrist weights use velcro to fasten to you limb. They add enough weight to make your muscles work harder. Filled with sand or some grainy material, they don't have the bulk of solid weights, so they stay evenly disbursed when you move preventing sliding. I received this product for an honest review.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Austin Valley is a microcosm of a perfect world where the gifted Reverians lead privileged lives

Austin Valley is a microcosm of a perfect world where the gifted Reverians lead privileged lives. Their ability to "dream travel", allows them to leave the mundane and medial labor to the Middlings, who live in a lower caste of society. While some Middlings feel mild stirrings of resentment, they are well and truly yolked into suppression by the superior race. Something sinister is going on, and seventeen year old Em is courageous and curious enough to try and find out who is betraying her seemingly idyllic world. Forced to take debilitating injections she uncovers a program of unspeakable horrors With the help of a friend she thought was gone forever, she is able to overcome obstacles and discover her greatest strengths.
Sarah Noffke knows how to tell a story, keeping the reader engaged for the whole ride. Filled with adventure, mystery, and terrific world building, she creates an exciting world that is filled with relatable characters. This is a fun read that is perfect for thrill seeking dystopian lovers.

Happy Reading,
Carole P. Roman

Monday, October 26, 2015

Captain No Beard revisited

I babysat last night for Alexander and Cayla. We sent their parents out for dinner and settled in to watch Inside Out, which I have to say, was a wonderful movie. But that's a post for another day.

After Cayla went off to bed, Alex and I considered what to do. We had a lengthy discussion about Mount Vesuvius and the city of Pompeii. He read about it in school. I showed him pictures of the site and he was fascinated, as I knew he would be. No surprises there. We decided against a game of Stratego, and I suggested we read a book. 

He's seven, and is reading beautifully. He reads at night, and sometimes my son videos him practicing this new skill with his school books. He sends them in a message and we delight in watching him challenge himself with each new word. So, my thoughtful little guy disappeared to his room for a while, and I was afraid he got distracted. He came back, pouncing on the couch, holding the very first Captain No Beard, his face had a sweet smile. He knew I wasn't expecting one of my own books. That made my eyes water more than the movie, and I thought it couldn't get much better than that moment. 

You see, I have always read those books to him. This was a new experience. I have only heard him read books he is given for schoolwork, or books from the library. 

Well, Alexander began reading. He stumbled a bit on the harder words, but he read Captain No Beard from the beginning to end. It was a novel experience, having him read it to me, watching his face light up with laughter at the captain and crew's antics. 

I wrote that particular book for him. Alexander pulled me out from the doldrums when I lost my mother. He made me think about and then reinvent my life, so I could feel part of it again. Listening to him read my words, made me relive writing those same words. Watching him smile and giggle made me realize why I did it. 

Happy Reading,
Carole P. Roman

Friday, October 23, 2015

Dreaming Fiction

“I had the strangest dream,” my friend told me the other day. “It was like I watching an action movie.”

“You should write it down,” I told her.
She scoffed at me. “It was just a stupid dream.”
If Stephanie Meyers said that then there would be no Twilight Series.
Dreams, the usually nonsensical ramblings of our subconscious, are often dismissed by dreamers upon waking. “So an alligator strolled into the room wearing a pair of shoes he said was made from an old lady. Can you believe I dreamed that?” A dreamer might remark to a friend. Laughs will be had and then the dream will fade into the hustle of the waking world where it may never surface again.
No one will argue that dreams are strange and maybe most of the time just some babbling we need to release to make room for more information. However, the act of dreaming, the actual REM state, has been touted for maintaining plasticity and chemical balances within the brain. So since the act of dreaming is so critical to our wellbeing, maybe we should entertain the idea that the product is also of value—in some cases at least.
As I mentioned before, Stephanie Meyers claims she awoke from a dream with the idea for a vampire novel. She is not alone in drawing inspiration from her dreams for fictional works. Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Shelly, and Charlotte Bronte all credit dreams for parts of their stories.
Robert Louis Stevenson actually crafted the riveting novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde from a nightmare. That’s one way to turn the tables on the usual aggravation that comes after bolting awake from a night terror. Stevenson was reported to be quite irritated with his wife for rousing him from the dream which inspired the classic story. “Why did you wake me? I was dreaming a fine bogey tale,” he said to his wife.
My research on this topic made me realize that what lines the shelves of libraries are not just novels, but dream journals. Countless volumes were inspired by the strangeness that fills dreamer’s heads at night. Some authors have claimed a single dream inspired their entire story, whereas others only attribute a single character or idea. Still the takeaway remains the same: the strangeness of dreams can be woven into the greatest of stories. It does take a creative mind to catch a dream upon waking and spin it into something that is less ethereal and more suited for the average reader, but it has been done time and time again.
So maybe the next time you awake from a fantastical dream, before you laugh about it with a friend, write it down. Take it seriously. You might have captured a masterpiece as great as Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein.

Sarah Noffke is the author of two YA series which are both heavily centered around the power of dreams. The Lucidites and Reverians series follow the lives of the powerful and extraordinary Dream Traveler race. Check out her books here:

About this author:
Sarah Noffke is the author of The Lucidites and Reverians series. She’s been everything from a corporate manager to a hippie. Her taste for adventure has taken her all over the world. If you can’t find her at the gym, then she’s probably at the frozen yogurt shop. If you can’t find her there then she probably doesn’t want to be found. She is a self-proclaimed hermit, with spontaneous urges to socialize during full moons and when Mercury is in retrograde. Sarah lives in Central California with her family. Explore her books here:

Thursday, October 22, 2015

What it takes...

What does it take to be an Author? 
Best way to know is to ask successful ones ..... like Carole P. Roman
Author of the Award Winning Captain No Beard Series and the
Award Winning "If You Were Me And Lived In" Multi-Cultural Educational Series 
What challenges come up as an Author and how do you navigate in the literary world as a new Author?

Host: Lady Selah SuJuris
Guest: Carole P. Roman

Monday, October 19, 2015


I really enjoyed this book. Anna and her charge TJ are the sole survivors of a plane crash. They wash up on a deserted island and carve out a life for themselves. A sweet romance develops, and oddly their age difference didn't bother me one bit. Told in alternating points of view, the voices feel real, TJ's young voice delightfully enamored with his beautiful teacher. When all of the conditions of society are ripped away, leaving raw survival, things that separate people, cease to exist.When they return to society, Anna must decide whether she loves TJ enough to let him have the life she thinks he might miss and is afraid that if he stays with her, he will be cheated from those experiences. They learn that age is just a number, and the need for human contact overrides preconceptions and prejudices. This is a book about survival, and our need for love and companionship. It's also a book about sacrifice, and what we are willing to do for the ones we love.

Happy Reading!
Carole P. Roman

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Their stories are sometimes not pretty, yet she imbues their tales with courage

Sandra Dallas writes about the women who won the west. She relates the stories of the people of the plains, the settlers who built homes on the raw land, everyday a fight for survival. Their stories are sometimes not pretty, yet she imbues their tales with courage, loyalty, and friendship- making their histories vibrant as the colorful, prairie sunrise.
Accused of a heinous crime, Gracy, the local mid-wife must choose between her honor or try to save herself by revealing the dark secrets of the community where she lives. Her wiliness to sacrifice her own freedom reflects the tightness of the sisterhood where she resides.
I love Sandra Dallas's books. They paint a detailed and three dimensional portrait of frontier life. The deep-rooted relationships create a network of sisters who share their secrets knowing they are in safe hands. The story meanders through the town, touching down to include different threads, that seem almost unrelated, but slowly the story weaves it way back to a combustible conclusion. You may think you know where the author is going, and you may think it's predictable. I thought I did too and was surprised with the Dallas twist.

Happy Reading!
Carole P. Roman

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Carole P. Roman : Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!!!

Carole P. Roman : Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!!!

2015 New York Screenplay Contest Winners!

The 2015 contest received over 1000 projects from many countries around the world, and your select group of screenplays emerged as the competition's very best.

A complete list of Winners and Official Finalists can be found on our website here:

The 2015 New York Screenplay Contest Winners

Grand Prize Winner - "Pokergeist” written by Michael Phillip Cash

2015 New York Screenplay Contest Official Finalists
Horror / Sci-Fi
Brood X written by Michael Phillip Cash
Witches Protection Program written by Michael Phillip Cash

Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!!!

Friday, September 18, 2015

#Amazon #Giveaway: If You Were Me and Lived In Portugal

See this #AmazonGiveaway for a chance to win: If You Were Me and Lived in...Portugal: A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. See Official Rules

The Crew Goes Coconuts #Giveaway on #Amazon

See this #AmazonGiveaway for a chance to win: The Crew Goes Coconuts!: A Captain No Beard Story Volume 6. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. See Official Rules