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Interview with this girl right here at Sunshine Somerville’s place

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Just in case you’re interested, I went over for a virtual visit and Sunshine Somerville grilled me with some questions:)! Huge thanks to her! You can read the interview here.

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Good news!

So proud to be featured by Readers Circle Avenue Park, along with a list of fine authors! Feels good!

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Crossing The Threshold

All this seemed so impossible over a year ago…. and now, there is so much room to improve, advance, create…
Check out this book on Goodreads: The Threshold http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24957806-the-threshold

Just felt like thanking anyone and everyone who helped, pushed, dragged and supported me long the way♡

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From Lulu to Amazon

Happy to say all three of my books self-published so far via Lulu.com are now available on amazon.

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Visiting an Awethor

L.A.Remenicky was my gracious host this week. Read all about it on her blog here.

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(Pic from Pinterest, poem by me)

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Bragging? Who – me??? Well…

Just a little bit…

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Getting good reviews for your books feels kind of like hearing someone praise your children. There’s such a thin line between pride and vanity, isn’t there;)?

But allow me some pride, and I will try to refrain from vanity;)!

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My first novella, you know! First self-published book!

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And yes, I did enjoy writing it. (I would edit some things now, but shhhhhh, don’t tell anyone)…

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Winky? What can I say about Winky? I’ve told his story to so many children these last years, I feel as if he were a house pet in the least, you know!

Anyway, glad people like my stories. I know not everyone will. I read a lot, and not even I like everything I read. But every book can teach us something. Every book is treasure in its own right. So read on!

And  huge thank you to all the people who take time to read the books and leave reviews! It means a lot!

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THE THRESHOLD – REVIEWS

Proud of my reviews for The Threshold on Lulu.
Copy-pasting here and a huge thank you to all my readers and reviewers.
All illustrations by author;)

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By Areti Gavalaki Feb 1, 2015
What an enchanting, insightful story! I read The Threshold in one go and I enjoyed it immensely.

By Aditi Kaushiva Jan 29, 2015
Beautiful concept by Anita, where she has effortlessly woven a tale filled with intrigue yet manages to send across a great message. ‘Threshold’ as the author describes in her foreword is about change; a change that is always consistent with our decision on how we choose to react to that change. Fast paced, well narrated and tightly woven prose, this tale will engulf the reader right from the go. Whether its the main protagonist, Thibedeaux III or the character Mr. Scott whose pride, ego and overconfidence takes him down in the end, each character has been etched and described perfectly. Personally for me the one character that fascinated me and leaves an unanswered question in the end is of the protagonist’s wife, Ms. Jennifer Stillson. Though, forever shadowed in her husband’s grandeur, it is she who gives the story its ‘secret treasure for life’ I like narratives that make the reader ponder and question even as the last page is turned, and the threshold makes you do just that – makes you look hard into the mirror and look into your soul. Will definitely read more book from Anita Kovacevic! She is to watch out for!
       
By Amanda Moran Jan 23, 2015
Truly original and gripping from the first page. I wish I’d waited till the next day to start this, I couldn’t really afford the late night! I defy anyone to stop reading, ‘The Threshold’ once they start. The mysteriously tantalising opening chapter introduces the legend of ‘The House’ and captivates the reader from that point on. The main character in the first part, Josephus Clarence Thibedeaux III, is elegantly created in a style reminiscent of Charles Dickens: ‘and proceeded to hide his falsehood and ego under smooth eloquence, well-mannered posture and gentlemanly elegance.’ He is responsible for both the building of the house and the mystery of the house. Years later, and a host of fascinating individuals take on the urban legend. The story is filled with twists and turns, which culminates in an ultimately satisfying ending. Anita Kovacevic is a skilled writer with a well paced plot and beautifully crafted phrases: ‘Mrs Poole’s pride was her most precious possession, and she wasn’t going to roll it out like a rug for ruthless people to walk all over.’ Recommended to anyone who likes mysteries, thrillers, suspense and wonderfully written prose.
       
By Irena Cacic Jan 22, 2015
I just finished reading this book and my first thought was: What happened to Mr Scott, what did he saw in the mirror and is there a sequel? I really enjoyed reading. Atmosphere created by the author is similar to the one I found in Stephen King’s books and also in The Twilight Zone, both I like very much. Well done and I’m looking forward to reading another book from author.

       
By Frank Letras Jan 21, 2015
Superbly written, in the author’s own unique style, this book was a very enjoyable read indeed. I’m looking forward to more from the author, especially to see how she treats new genres and themes.

       
By Kathryn Hodgson Jan 20, 2015
I absolutely loved this book. I really enjoyed the author’s style of writing, very uplifting and fun, and I couldn’t stop smiling at the variety of characters. They were wonderful! As the story progressed, it was fascinating to witness the tone darken and change into something I could not put down. I found myself wanting to finish work early so I could find out what would happen and yet also trying to read slowly so the book would not end. I recommend this book highly.

       
By Michele de Vries Jan 19, 2015
WoW! I read your book in one sitting because I didn’t want to stop! I wanted to know more about what was happening in that house of intrigue. I really like how you wove the past, the present and the future around your main theme.

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COLOUR ME, BABY!

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‘Really? Really? Black and white all around and that’s all I get? All WE get? Oh, yes, sorry, mustn’t forget the grey areas, all the possible shades of grey.
But what about blue? Or red? Or yellow and green? What about pink and purple? Or, and I’m really fantasizing now, how about some fuchsia, amber and turquoise?
I’m just saying. Why not? Isn’t the world just so wonderful we can enjoy all its colours at the same time? There’s got to be a way. Am I really the only one here who needs colours?
But, no wallowing! I have a dream and I’m going for it!’
And off he went on his greatest adventure, walking and waddling, walking and waddling, and dreaming of colours.

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Winky’s Colours – A Penguin’s Story

This is an extension to my children’s book about a little penguin who tries to realize his dream. The story works best when read with children!

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WINKY’S COLOURS – review

Here is a review by B.J.: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1198522502
Yes, my children’s book and I am proud to say it;)

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The Threshold – Anita Kovacevic | Between the Beats

http://elizabethnnewton.com/2015/02/17/the-threshold-anita-kovacevic/

My first self-published ebook got a wonderful review! Happy as a school kid!

(Updated book cover below)

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