James Conroy's Literally Dead - Free For Download From Amazon Stores Worldwide

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Hello everyone! For those of you who may be interested - I know that I am - James Conroy's latest novel Literally Dead is available as a free download from Amazon for only a short period of time - from Thursday, May 24th to Saturday, May 26th, you can download a copy of Mr. Conroy's novel for your enjoyment. Below is an author's biography and a brief synopsis of the book:

Meet James Conroy

James Conroy is a former business executive currently self-employed in logistics consulting. He also writes full-time and tutors in English literature, basic composition and creative writing. His poetry and short fiction have appeared in over one hundred internationally respected literary journals.

A collection of his poems was published in 1997 and two novels in 2001 and 2007 respectively. After living in New York and Chicago, Conroy currently resides with his wife in Newport, Rhode Island.

He is a frequent contributor to local publications and an active community volunteer.

Literally Dead by James Conroy (2011)
Length: 344 pages
Available for Free Download Through Amazon and Amazon UK this Thursday through Saturday!!

In the midst of the Great Depression, one man must do battle against corruption with nothing but his wits and a host of great literary figures. Amos Jansen is merely a clerk. He is not a crime fighter, the next great writer, or a man of privilege. He is the humble employee of a Chicago literary society. That is, until he is arrested for murder. The scapegoat of a perfidious lieutenant, Jansen stands wrongly accused while his idols rally around him. Literary personalities the likes of Ernest Hemingway, Carl Sandburg, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Nelson Algren, and H.L. Mencken, as well as civil liberties war-horse Clarence Darrow, join Amos in his search for the real murderer of both the society's vice-chairman and his own father. Will the pen prove mightier than the sword? Will mercenary police, politicians and money-barons meet with justice? Or will Jansen fail to solve the mystery and wind up literally dead?

Download Your Copy Today!!

May you read well and often 

Reading Wrap-up for March at Emeraldfire's Bookmark

Sunday, April 1, 2012

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 March 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 

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
Full Tilt by Creston Mapes

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
- The Journals of Eleanor Druse: My Investigation of the Kingdom Hospital Incident by Richard Dooling (writing as Eleanor Druse)
- The Scorpio Rising Boxed Set by Monique Domovitch
- Dark Fire by Christine Feehan
- Dark Melody by Christine Feehan
- Capturing Annie by Patricia Wynn
- Turtle Moon by Alice Hoffman

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
- The Avengers by Julie Kaewert

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

Books Read: 1
Pages Read: 403
Grade Range: A!

So, there you go! The reading month that was March. 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