Joint Blog Tour For The Color of Evil and Hellfire and Damnation II by Connie Corcoran Wilson From December 10, 2012 to December 14, 2012 - Come Join Us!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Connie Corcoran Wilson will be touring the blogosphere to promote her thriller/psychological suspense novels The Color of Evil and Hellfire and Damnation II. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up Your Book and will last from December 10, to December 14, 2012!

The Color of Evil and Hellfire and Damnation II Blog Tour Information: 

Meet Connie Corcoran Wilson 

Connie (Corcoran) Wilson ( graduated from the University of Iowa and Western Illinois University, with additional study at Northern Illinois, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Chicago. She taught writing at 6 IA/IL colleges and has written for 5 newspapers and 7 blogs, including, currently, as a Featured Contributor to Yahoo. (2008 Content Producer of the Year). Her stories and interviews with writers such as David Morrell, Joe Hill, Kurt Vonnegut, Frederik Pohl, William F. Nolan, R. Barri Flowers, Eric Bogosian and Anne Perry have appeared online and in numerous journals. Her work has won prizes from Whim’s Place Flash Fiction, Writer’s Digest (Screenplay), as well as numerous E-Lit Gold medals, Silver Feather awards (from IWPA/NWPA, Illinois and National Women’s Press Association) and NABE Pinnacle awards. 

She was the film and book critic for the Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) for 15 years and was named David R. Collins Midwest Writing Center Writer of the Year (March 20, 2010) and IWPA Silver Feather winner (June 6, 2012), as well as winning an ALMA (American Literary Merit Award) for a short story within Hellfire and Damnation. She was recently a presenter at the Spellbinders’ Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii (Labor Day, 2012).

Connect and Socialize with Connie!

About The Color of Evil:

Tad McGreevy has a power that he has never revealed, not even to his life-long best friend, Stevie Scranton. When Tad looks at others, he sees colors. Thee auras tell Tad whether a person is good or evil. At night, Tad dreams about the evil-doers, reliving their crimes in horrifyingly vivid detail.

But Tad doesn’t know if the evil acts he witnesses in his nightmares are happening now, are already over, or are going to occur in the future. All Tad knows is that he wants to protect those he loves. And he wants the bad dreams to stop.

This is a terrifying, intense story of the dark people and places that lurk just beneath the surface of seemingly normal small-town life.

Purchase your copy from Amazon!

About Hellfire and Damnation II:

Hellfire and Damnation II is another tour of the 9 Circles of Hell described in Dante’s Inferno. It picks up where the first collection of short stories (2011) left off and gives us a remarkable collection of somber, noirish, flat-out scary and altogether satisfying stories that seek to find peace in a dark world that defies it. Her subtle irony and penchant for finding terror in the least expected places will generate comparisons to Stephen King and Ray Bradbury, with just a hint of Philip K. Dick thrown in. But don’t be fooled: Wilson has a wondrous voice in her own right and her tight, twisty tales establish her as a force to be reckoned with.

Purchase your copy from Amazon!

The Color of Evil and Hellfire and Damnation II Book Publicity Tour:

Monday, December 10th - Interview at Digital Journal
Monday, December 10th - Interview at Review From Here
Tuesday, December 11th - Book Review at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
Tuesday, December 11th - Interview at Literal Exposure
Wednesday, December 12th - Interview at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
Wednesday, December 12th - Interview at Broowaha
Thursday, December 13th - Interview at American Chronicle
Thursday, December 13th - Interview at As the Pages Turn
Thursday, December 13th - Book Review at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
Friday, December 14th - Interview at The Writer’s Life
Friday, December 14th - Interview at Pump up Your Book
Friday, December 14th - Interview at All Voices
Friday, December 14th - Interview at Redroom

May you read well and often

Norma-Jean Marie Connors - Taken

Thursday, November 1, 2012

3. Taken by Norma-Jean Marie Connors (2012)
The Hawthorn Series Book 1
Length: 404 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Started: 23 October 2012
Finished: 1 November 2012
Where did it come from? From Amazon
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 6 July 2012
Why do I have it? I like paranormal romance and Norma-Jean Marie Connors is a new author for me.

In a town where everyone knows multimillionaire Victor Hawthorn, his only daughter Victoria mistakenly allows her heart to rule her head and falls in love with Evan Rowan - a charming, but ruthless attorney who desires to win at all costs. When Ria serves Evan with a prenuptial agreement at the behest of her father, he suddenly becomes furious and disappears, abandoning Victoria deep in the woods.

Having unwittingly become a pawn in Evan's devious plan to extort money from her family, Ria finds herself in danger at every turn. She is forever tied to Evan by blood, subject to his every whim, until a powerful stranger intercedes. Mystery surrounds the stranger's every move, but Ria is intrigued by his kindness and honor.

I truly enjoyed this book and was drawn into Ria's story from page one. It was incredibly suspenseful to me and I loved the interactions between all the characters. They became real to me as I read the story, and I look forward to reading more books in the series. I also enjoyed the Native American lore and legends that were woven throughout the story. I give this book an A! and have to say that Norma-Jean Marie Connors is definitely an author that is going on my Wish List.  

A! - (90-95%)

May you read well and often

Reading Wrap-up For October at Emeraldfire's Bookmark

Hello everyone out there and I hope that you all had a terrific reading month for yourselves. I am known as Emeraldfire around the Internet and this is my new personal reading blog.
Anyway, I started out October with about two hundred unread books lying around the house and ended the month with...umm...uncountable amounts of books unread. All of the books that I acquired this month came from Bookmooch and Paperback Swap and authors.

Let me try to break down the influx for you:

Changes to the TBR pile 

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
- Beneath the Silver Lining Trilogy: Secrets of the Black Box by Amanda Wolfe
- Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest by Ann McGovern

Well, there it is...the breakdown! All in all, not a very good reading month for me. Here's a further breakdown:

Books Read: 0
Pages Read: 0
Grade Range: 0

So, there you go! The reading month that was October. I hope that you all had an equally good reading month; if not a little better. :) See you all next month! :)

May you read well and often