Monday, October 13, 2014

Ahoy Gum Drop Audiobook by M.M. (Miss Mae) Narrated by Owen McCuen

What if - What if you no longer could find your favorite chocolate in your candy store? What if the store informed you they may never get in a new shipment? Imagine the horror, the chaos, the wailing and gnashing of teeth, not to mention your impending foul-mood. And then imagine this scenario happening on a worldwide scale! What can be the problem? What can be the solution? It’s up to the brave (?) adventurer Sir O. Yuri Wiseguy-eh and his mishaps from Gum Drop Island to boldly (double ?) go where no one has gone before. Yes, they must enter the realm of the forbidding and humuggity shrouded land called Moldy Corners. The next question, dear listeners, is - can what happens in Moldy Corners affect you?

When I was growing up, we  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  For this generation, there is  the magical and mesmerizing story called Ahoy Gum Drop written by M.M. All too often, we try to categorize books by labels such as "children" or "YA". Why can't we have a category for families?  The entire family will get much enjoyment with fanciful characters such as Sir O. Yuri Wiseguy-eh, Mort the Mothball Millionaire, Moose and of course who could forget I.B. Nosey?

There are so many different things I loved about Ahoy Gum Drop. From the quirky characters to the recap of previous chapters, the listener is captivated by both the story line as well as the narrator's hilarious portrayal of the characters. When my kids were little, at bedtime I used to read a chapter each night to them.  Some of the details of the story were lost because my children would forget what may have been read the previous night.  With Ahoy Gum Drop, M.M. makes sure that in the event this story is told over several days, there is a recap with every new chapter.  When I say this is a family book, I truly do mean it.  Although written with children in mind, there are some lines that only adults will understand.  Think if you will, about cartoon movies you have seen with your children.  You could connect personally with the movie because some of the meanings were only understood by adults.

I have previously reviewed Ahoy Gum Drop as an ebook.  I was thrilled to be able to review the audiobook as well.  Ahoy Gum Drop is a humorous and compelling read on it's own as an ebook or print book. However, when paired with narrator Owen McCuen, Ahoy Gum Drop transforms into a standout comical humdinger of a book.  Owen McCuen thrills with the varying accents of each distinct character. Mr. McCuen knows how to attract the listener, make them feel welcome as well as a part of the book.  I look forward to experiencing more of M.M.'s work (she is already a favorite of mine) as well as Mr. McCuen's.  This unexpected duo make magic happen.  Ahoy Gum Drop is a unique and addicting read that will bring back the silly and child in grown ups as well as help us to realize that we should all stop our busy lives long enough to take family time to enjoy this book together.

Watch a YouTube video of Ahoy Gum Drop here.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Catch Me If You Can: Edition 2 by Miss Mae **SPECIAL OFFER**

Are all rules broken when it comes to playing a game?  Washed ashore a South Carolina beach, Lois Steinberg learns her shelter, an old plantation house, was scheduled to host a 'Catch Me' game convention.  When the cook is the first one found murdered, the game environment instantly morphs into a terrifying evening reminiscent of 'And Then There Were None'.

I am blessed to be able to work with many different types of authors.  The literary world is filled with writers who give back to the community in various ways.  A good friend of mine, Miss Mae is also giving back to an organization that is close to her heart.  Miss Mae has dedicated her book Catch Me If You Can: Edition 2 to Angie Micik, the director of the Murray County Humane Society.  Miss Mae is also contributing 50% of her book sales for Catch Me if You Can: Edition 2 to the Murray County Humane Society.  This special is good for ONE WEEK ONLY!  Now, here is where YOU can help.  Please follow these steps so we can ensure that all proceeds go to where they are intended.

  1. Go to
  2. Select Murray County Humane Society as your charity
  3. Search for Catch Me if You Can: Edition 2 by Miss Mae
  4. Order the book and then comment either on this blog post or on Miss Mae's Facebook Author page  that you purchased the book.  This way, they can keep track of how much goes to the Murray County Humane Society.

Here is a list of Miss Mae's other works, just click on the title.

Miss Mae is an award winning, best selling author.  "Said the Spider to the Fly" has consistently rated outstanding reviews and has won the esteemed title of Best Book of the Week for The Long and the Short of It Reviews and from The Romance Studio.  It can be purchased both in digital format and in print. "When the Bough Breaks", a young adult coming-of-age story won the 2009 P&E Readers' Poll in the YA category.

Her first book, "See No Evil, My Pretty Lady" had previously only been available as a digital book.  Now it can be purchased in print from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and CreateSpace.  

The highly acclaimed "It's Elementary, My Dear Winifred" won a 2009 Top Ten Read at  Out of print for a couple of years, this fast-paced, action filled 'who-dun-it' is now back with a brand new cover!  It's in print at Amazon and in digital format at a various online estores.  

Miss Mae also enjoys writing humor and non-fiction articles.  Some of her publications can be found in the Front Porch Magazine, Good Old Days, and WritersWeekly.

Her alter ego, M.M., penned a light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek fantasy tale titled "Ahoy Gum Drop!" where her bumbling, fumbling reporter, I.B. Nosey, is introduced to the world wide web of cyberspace.  Check him out at Feeling Nosey?

You can follow Miss Mae through social media at the places listed below:

Miss Mae's Facebook page
Miss Mae's Twitter Page
Miss Mae's Website

So how about it people?  Let's support Miss Mae and The Murray County Humane Society.  I've already ordered my copy, now hurry and order yours. :)