Monday, December 30, 2013

Christine Amsden - Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective

47. Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective by Christine Amsden (2013)
The Cassie Scot Series Book 1
Length: 254 pages
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Started: 22 November 2013
Finished: 30 December 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Mayra at Twilight Times Books for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 7 October 2013
Why do I have it? I like paranormal mysteries and Christine Amsden is a new author for me.

Cassandra Morgan Ursula Margaret Scot - Cassie to her friends - is the ungifted daughter of powerful sorcerers; the eldest daughter in a magically gifted family of seven. Essentially born between worlds but belonging to neither, Cassie has never had cause to doubt the strength of her family's love for her - only if their love might not also be tinged with a slight disappointment in her. At twenty-one, she just wants to find a place for herself, but earning a living as a private investigator - specializing in non-magical investigations - in the shadow of her family's reputation isn't easy.

When a young girl is found murdered, Cassie is hired by the girl's cousin - Evan Blackwood - who just happens to be the only son of her family's magical rivals. Evan himself is a very powerful and handsome sorcerer, who was also Cassie's best friend in grade school. Against her family's wishes - and her own private trepidation - Cassie takes on Evan's proposal to find out who or what killed his cousin. Drawn into the subsequent paranormal investigation, she will ultimately have to decide where she truly belongs.

Christine Amsden is a new author for me, and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. In my opinion, the plot was extremely engaging and the characters sympathetically drawn - although the ending certainly sparked my curiosity about how this story will develop. I give this book a definite A! and look forward to reading Secrets and Lies, the next book in the Cassie Scot Series sometime soon.

A! - (90-95%) 

May you read well and often

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

May You All Have a Blessed Christmas!

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Hello everyone! :) I hope that you all have a wonderful and much blessed Christmas filled with as much friendly and family togetherness as you could wish for. :) Both Mom and I are feeling much better this year (last year we both had horrible bouts of flu), but this year we're feeling just fine! Looking forward to Christmas as much as ever. 

The kitties are really getting into the Christmas spirit - Ruby lies as close to our little fiberoptic Christmas tree as she can get; Leila has become a little less combative in honor of the Season; and Lollipop is licking everyone and everything in sight - including her own reflection! :) Not too much of a change for Lady Lolli's personality, I suppose, but she did knock over our little Christmas tree about three days ago. 

It wasn't plugged in at the time, and nothing was broken, but I think that Lollipop was experiencing a rush of over-excitement at the time. She's now trying to make up for her little slip, and desperately hoping that 'Santa Paws' will forgive her! :)

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Book Blast For The Rat Chronicles: Meta Cognition by G. W. Rennie


Hello Everyone! I hope that you're all having a wonderful day today. I'm so glad to welcome G. W. Rennie, author of the science fiction novel, The Rat Chronicles to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Mr. Rennie is currently on a Book Blast tour with Pump up Your Book! lasting through mid-December. This is also my eighth Book Blast post ever, but I still hope that I do The Rat Chronicles by G. W. Rennie justice.

The author is also doing a giveaway - he is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky winner at the end of his Book Blast. Be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form below, and I wish you all the very best of good luck in taking part!

About The Rat Chronicles: Meta Cognition:


An alien race known as the Xzebuliens that exists in an alternate universe has developed the technology to create a rift in our own, that appears on the blind side of the moon. They send asteroids through the rift and deflect them to land on all the major continents of Earth, containing a virus engineered to wipe out the human race, so they can leave their dying world behind after we are gone. There will however, be limitations to the virus, like how far and fast it spreads from the epicenters of the land masses that they strike making our environment toxic to humans, but not to most any other forms of life on the planet. The virus, also designed to turn the environment against humans, including the plant and animal life.

What the aliens did not count on is that the rats of Earth are affected by the virus in a way that mutates them, rendering the virus inert so as not to be dangerous to us through them, but giving them an ability to become telepathic with people through their Meta cognitive abilities that they share with human beings which is evidently lacking in other animal species. They eventually become our allies using their superior senses and intellect that work through us because of their mutated telepathic abilities and the Meta cognitive powers that both our species have in common in thwarting the alien attempts to invade.

An ancient secret the rats discover in an otherworldly alien AI database that they reveal to us through their enhanced mental abilities is so shocking it will change the way people look at rats and our world forever. The human race becomes subservient to the rats because of their accidental alien viral metamorphosis as we depend on each other for the survival of both our species…

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Meet G. W. Rennie

Gerald Rennie, currently working in Port Coquitlam in beer distribution, graduated High School in 1981, has a life long interest in the subject of rats. Previously published a short auto biography about experiences with them in The Rat Worshiper. Lives alone with his five rats in Maple Ridge, British Columbia.

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Book Blast For Ghost Sanctuary: A Journey Into the Spirit World and God With Actual Video and Photo Evidence by Becky J.

Hello Everyone! I hope that you're all having a wonderful day today. I'm so glad to welcome Becky J., author of the non-fiction paranormal/occult book, Ghost Sanctuary to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Becky is currently on a Book Blast tour with Pump up Your Book! lasting through mid-December. This is also my seventh Book Blast post ever, but I still hope that I do Ghost Sanctuary by Becky J. justice.

The author is also doing a giveaway - she is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky winner at the end of her Book Blast. Be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form below, and I wish you all the very best of good luck in taking part!

About Ghost Sanctuary: A Journey Into the Spirit World and God With Actual Video and Photo Evidence:


Ghost Sanctuary is a factual accounting of a family’s struggle with ghosts living in their home. The book explains in detail the happenings faced by the family and their reaction to the invasion of the spirit realm into their own. The book contains fascinating photo and video evidence of what the family has and continues to experience. The author identifies how her own belief in God and the afterlife has helped her to overcome and understand the trials and tribulations of her family’s ordeal.

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Meet Becky J.

Becky J. is an equestrian lover and spends her days in Western activities, teaching, riding, training, and breeding horses. For more information about her unusual nonfiction tale, please visit www.GhostSanctuary.com.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Book Blast For Not my Mother's Son by R. K. Avery


Hello Everyone! I hope that you're all having a wonderful day today. I'm so glad to welcome R. K. Avery, author of the psychological thriller/mystery, Not my Mother's Son back to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Ms. Avery is currently on a Book Blast tour with Pump up Your Book! lasting through mid-December. This is also my seventh Book Blast post ever, but I still hope that I do Not my Mother's Son by R. K. Avery justice.

The author is also doing a giveaway - she is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card and an Autographed Copy of Not my Mother's Son to one lucky winner at the end of her Book Blast. Be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form below, and I wish you all the very best of good luck in taking part!

About Not my Mother's Son:


Devious. Conniving. Deceitful. Insidious. David Miller thought he knew his mother. He thought kidnapping three children was the most appalling and horrendous thing any human being could do and she couldn’t possibly do anything more monstrous. He thought there was nothing else she could do or say that would astound him. How wrong he was.

After Beatrice Miller, David’s serial kidnapping mother, is sentenced to thirty years, David moves to Phoenix, Arizona; and with the help of a trust fund and an old friend, he starts the Never Give Up foundation, an organization dedicated to finding and returning exploited and missing children safely to their families. With all the wicked things his mother had done, David feels it is his unspoken duty to do something worthwhile.

Hesitant at first but after reading his mother’s journal, David is determined to mend their dysfunctional relationship. Every time David visits Bea in prison, she seems deranged insisting that people are trying to kill her. She ends each brief encounter with a chilling statement, “Remember David, things aren’t always what they seem.”

As word about the foundation spreads, the services of Never Give Up are requested time-and-time-again to help where other agencies have failed. That is, until the police come knocking on David’s door and arrest him, taking him back to Bunting Valley, North Dakota, for the murder of a newborn baby boy.

Forced to shut down Never Give Up, David is amazed at how quickly the entire world turns their backs on him. The trial begins and his mother’s testimony is the only thing that can save him. Telling the truth is as foreign to Beatrice Miller as giving up drugs is to an addict. As everyone in the courtroom holds their breath, you will too. Remember, things aren’t always what they seem.

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Meet R. K. Avery


As a recent graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature, R. K. Avery has written numerous, unpublished, children’s picture books, but her true passion is writing adult fiction.

“Having the ability to make people laugh or cry, just by using the written language, is a gift so powerful and I hope, one day, my name will be among those who possess it” ~ R.K. Avery

After Be Careful What You Wish For achieved near-instant eBook best-seller success even before its print release, Avery had re-signed with Brighton Publishing LLC for her second novel, Not My Mother’s Son. Sure to send chills down readers’ spines, Avery’s brilliant new thriller is now available for sale in both e-Book and paperback wherever fine books are sold.

R. K. Avery lives in Northeast Ohio with her husband, two kids, and four dogs. She often jokes that instead of sign that says, “Don’t let the dogs out” she has a sign that says “Don’t let any more dogs in”.

Visit her website at www.rkaverybooks.com.

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Friday, December 13, 2013

April Bostic - The Howling Heart

46. The Howling Heart by April Bostic (2013)
Length: 225 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Started: 11 December 2013
Finished: 13 December 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Nicole at Tribute Books for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 27 September 2013
Why do I have it? I like paranormal romance and April Bostic is a new author for me.

Paige Donovan is a city girl through and through - the only family vacation that she and her parents ever went on was when she was ten years old - and while it was extremely memorable for her, the vacation did not end well. Now, she is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. Her future is looking bright when she is given the promotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City.

Paige's life couldn't possibly get any better, until she learns of her father's death. Understandably shaken, she is further shocked to learn she has inherited her father's old cabin in the Colorado Rockies - a cabin she and her mother had thought he sold years ago - soon after their disastrous family vacation. Just when she thinks her luck couldn't get any worse, she has a car accident in the mountains and awakens in the small, remote town of Black River.

Soon, she's engulfed in the mystical world of Varulv - wolves that migrated from 13th century Scandinavia and were blessed by Norse gods with the ability to appear human. Paige is desperate to return home, but never expects to fall for her rescuer, Riley Gray, a charming young werewolf from England who offers her an alternate future with his pack. Now, Paige is faced with the decision of a lifetime - between the career she's always wanted and the love she's always dreamed.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book - the plot was extremely engaging and captured my attention right from the start. The story was filled with sympathetic characters and was compulsively readable for me. I give The Howling Heart by April Bostic an A+! and look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

A+! - (96-100%) 
  
May you read well and often

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Book Blast For Dear Friend: The Power of Pen Pals and Journaling by Cheri DeGroot

Hello Everyone! I hope that you're all having a wonderful day today. I'm so glad to welcome Cheri DeGroot, author of the non-fiction humanities book, Dear Friend to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Ms. DeGroot is currently on a Book Blast tour with Pump up Your Book! lasting through mid-December. This is also my sixth Book Blast post ever, but I still hope that I do Dear Friend by Cheri DeGroot justice.

The author is also doing a giveaway - she is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky winner at the end of her Book Blast. Be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form below, and I wish you all the very best of good luck in taking part!

About Dear Friend: The Power of Pen Pals and Journaling:


Are you looking for a way to meet new people from all over the world, make new friends, and help others? The solution is simple and affordable—become a pen pal. In Dear Friend, author Cheri DeGroot shares the joys and rewards of becoming a pen pal and provides tips on sharing friendships through handwritten letters.

Based on fifty-three years of personal experience as a pen pal, DeGroot details how her lifelong passion for pen palling began and how her friendships with people from all over the United States have helped her through life’s good and bad times. This guide demonstrates the positive aspects of pen palling—from sharing news of family, hobbies and emotions to expanding their knowledge by learning about different cultures and different people.

Stressing the importance of communication, Dear Friend reveals how becoming a pen pal can help those who are lonely to find friendship, love, and happiness through the power of the written word.

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Meet Cheri DeGroot

Cheri DeGroot loves writing letters and journals of her life. Pen palling helps her make new friendships by reaching out through written letters and by computer. DeGroot has initiated several pen pal clubs. She has three grown children and seven grandchildren and lives in Milverton, Ontario, with her husband, Joe.

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Reading Wrap-up For November 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 November 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 Amazon and Netgalley and a Library Book Sale that Mom and I went to on the 21st.

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 :))
- The Summoner: A Novel of Suspense by Layton Green 
- A Light in Dark Places by Jennifer Graves and Emily Clawson 
- True Hollywood Noir: Filmland Mysteries and Murders by Dina Di Mambro
- Knight of Flame by Scott Eder
- Moon River by J. R. Rain

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
- Midnight Marriage: A Georgian Historical Romance by Lucinda Brant
- Flame Moon by K. J. Jackson
- Cleo's Oak by Pearle Munn Bishop
- Beyond Ultra by Robert Wright
- The Mummifier's Daughter: A Novel in Ancient Egypt by Nathaniel Burns
- Stealer of Flesh by William King
- Aundes Aura: The Valkia Chronicles by Ryan Sullivan
- Fateful by Cheri Schmidt
- Almost Demon: Chamber One of the Sigil Cycle by A. J. Salem
- The Princess of Egypt Must Die by Stephanie Dray
- The Foiled Knight by John C. Stipa
- The Feral Spy by Joyce Weaver
- No Wake Zone by Linda Lovely
- Finding Love West by Claire Charlins
- Game by Anders de la Motte
- Buzz by Anders de la Motte
- Haven: A Stranger Magic by D. C. Akers
- Easy Bake Coven by Liz Schulte
- Secrets: The Guardians Trilogy by Liz Schulte
- Total Victim Theory by Ian Ballard
- November Echo by James Huston Turner
- Blood of Others by Rick Mofina
- State of Grace by John Phythyon
- Miyu's Wish by Casey Bryce
- Secrets in Blood by Patricia D. Eddy
- Weak Flesh by Jo Robertson
- Sovereign by E. R. Arroyo
- The Mansion by Seraphina Watson
- The Angry Woman Suite by Lee Fullbright
- The Weatherman by Brooklyn Koski
- Deep Blue Sea by Christie Anderson
- Antigone, Princess of the Nature Benders by Jerry Bidos
- Temple of the Heart: A Novel by Tori Minard
- Sleeping Tigers by Holly Robinson
- Mystral Mystery by Lee Hanson
- Girl Jacked by Christopher Greyson
- Forgotten in Darkness by Zoe Forward
- Touch of Frost: Frostbite by Lynn Rush
- Shrouded in Darkness by H. D. Thomson
- Hollow Strength by Art Keller
- Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter by Nikki Jefford
- Primani by Laurie Olerich
- The Rogue's Proposal by Jennifer Haymore
- Barrenlands: The Changespell Saga by Doranna Durgin
- Chosen by Denise Grover Swank
- I Bring the Fire Part I: Wolves by C. Gockel
- Scraps of Paper - Revised Author's Edition by Kathryn Meyer Griffith
- Out of the Shadow by J. K. Winn
- Dollhouse by Anya Allyn 
- Moon Child by Tracy E. Banghart
- Chausiku: The Gathering Storm Book I by Pamela E. Cash
- A Child For the Devil: Hunting Angels I by Conrad Jones
- Thirty Seconds by Heather MacPherson
- The First Space Dustman: The Space Salvager Chronicles by K. McLachlan
- Alien Abduction: The Alcantarans by Terry Compton
- Deadly Colors by Benjamin T. Ryan
- The Sanity Paradox by J. William Latimer
- My Despicable Ex: The Ashly Roberts Saga by Sierra Roberts
- Fireblossom by Cynthia Wright
- Silver Storm by Cynthia Wright
- Ride the Rainbow Home by Susan Aylworth
- The Last Savannah by Mike Bond
- Starfire Angels: Dark Angels Chronicles Book I by Melanie Nilles
- A Quest of Heroes by Morgan Rice
- Knight's Caress by Lynette Vinet
- No Time to Run by J. D. Trafford
- Covenant by George Sheridan
- The Mediator Pattern by J. D. Lee
- Out of Time: Two Strange Tales by Milo James Fowler
- The Savage Series, Books 1-3: The Pearl Savage, The Savage Blood and The Savage Principle by Tamara Rose Blodgett
- Who Were the Dacians? by Catalin Gruia
- Sora's Quest: The Cat's Eye Chronicles by T. L. Shreffler
- Fire Country: The Country Saga by David Estes
- Nikki's Secret by William Malmborg
- Disenchanted by C. L. Raven
- Ravage: An Apocalyptic Horror Novel by Iain Rob Wright
- Rosa's Land: Western Justice Book 1 by Gilbert Morris
- The Pirate and the Puritan by Cheryl Howe
- A Bucket Full of Lies by Robert Swisher
- Pentecost: An ARKANE Thriller by J. F. Penn
- Angel America by A. Husain
- Phoenix Island by John Dixon
- The Accelerati Trilogy Book One: Tesla's Attic by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman
- The Company You Keep by Angela Henry
Lethal Circuit: A Spy Action Adventure for Mystery Thriller Fans by Lars Guignard
- Scherzo: Murder and Mystery in 18th Century Venice by Jim Williams
- The Defiant Governess by Andrea Pickens
- The Age of Alandria Book One: Silent Orchids by Morgan Wylie
- Knight Games: The Ghost and the Graveyard by Genevieve Jack
- The Knightmare by Deborah Valentine
- Some of the Best From Tor.com, 2013 Edition: A Tor.Com Original by Dale Bailey, Leigh Bardugo, Cory Doctorow, Charles Stross and Genevieve Valentine
- Offworld by Robin Parrish
- Turned by Virna DePaul
- The Magiker by Charles Dennis
- The Riddle of Prague by Laura DeBruce
- Everville: The City of Worms by Roy Huff
- Venture Untamed: The Venture Books by R. H. Russell
- Never Buried by Claire Edie
- A Corpse In A Teacup by Cassie Page
- The Advocate by Teresa Burrell
- Electric Blues by Shaun O. McCoy
- Secrets and Lies by Christine Amsden
- The Gladiator's Girl by Amy Hearst
- Made in Acapulco by Carmen Amato
- Tough Cookie by M. Ruth Myers
- The Iron Beast by Alan McKee
- Mourningtide: Book Two of the Memphis Cycle by Diana Wilder
- Crimson Dahlia by Abigail Owen
- Wings of Shadow: The Underground Trilogy by Amanda Kyss
- Threads That Bind: The Havoc Chronicles by Brant Williams
- A Wicked Pursuit by Isabella Bradford
- The Girl From Tenerife by Bernard Schaffer
- Only the Truth by Pat Brown
- Tales From a Land of Gods by M. C. Queen
- The Language of Souls by Lena Goldfinch
- The Old Man and the Wasteland: Updated and Revised Edition by Nick Cole
- Picking Lemons: A C. J. Whitmore Mystery by J. T. Toman
- Lost: Affliction by Christine Draper
- The Jailer's Son: The Legend Begins by S. A. Ferkey
- In a Small Town by Marc A. DiGiacomo
- Deer Season by Aaron Stander
- No Human Involved by Barbara Saranella
- Nolander: Emanations by Becca Mills
- Fire Burn And Cauldron Bubble, A Paranormal Romance by H. P. Mallory
- Cedar Hollow by Tracey Smith
- Hathor Legacy: Outcast by Deborah A. Bailey
- Unchained Memories by Maria Imbalzano
- Jack Who? by Lisa Gillis
- The Year we Finally Solved Everything by Rudolph Kerkhoven
- Replacing Gentry by Julie N. Ford
- The House in the Old Wood: The Day Magic Died by Ian Fallis
- Darlings of Darkness: A Vampire Anthology by Chrissy Peebles, Kristen L. Middleton, W. J. May, Suzy Turner, K. C. Blake, Claire Farrell, Trina M. Lee, Dale Mayer, Ally Thomas, S. J. Wright
- Seasons of the Moon Series, Books 1-4: Six Moon Summer, All Hallows' Moon, Long Night Moon, and Gray Moon Rising by S. M. Reine
- The Woman in the Photograph by Mani Feniger
- Little Hell by J. E. Smith
- Have Wormhole, Will Travel by Tony McFadden
- Francesca of Lost Nation by Lucinda Sue Crosby
- Hazardous Unions: Two Tales of a Civil War Christmas by Allison Bruce and Kat Flannery
- Once More From the Top: The Women of Willow Bay by Nan Reinhardt
- A Time of Myths: A Mystery Adventure by Chris Blamires
- Stumbledirt by P. M. Leckie
- Black Butterflies by Sara Alexi
- Marking Time: The Immortal Descendants by April White
- Spell Checked: No Uncertain Logic by C. G. Powell
- Out of Time: A Time Travel Mystery by Monique Martin
- On the Nickel by Maggie Toussaint
- The Evil Beneath by A. J. Waines
- Conundrum by Susan Cory
- The Bride Wore Blue by Cheryl Bolen
- That Will do Nicely by Ian Campbell
- The Candidate by Daniel Pemberly
- Anne Perry's Christmas Vigil: Two Victorian Holiday Mysteries by Anne Perry
- Bake Sale Murder by Leslie Meier
- The Bridled Groom by J. S. Borthwick
- The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim
- Camouflage Heart by Dana Marton
- The Cat Who Went Bananas by Lillian Jackson Braun
- Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling by Michael Boccacino
- The China Bride by Mary Jo Putney
- Embraced by the Light by Betty J. Eadie and Curtis Taylor
- Ever After: A Cinderella Story by Wendy Loggia
- Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan
- The Forgery of Venus by Michael Gruber
- Grace Interrupted by Julie Hyzy
- Heather and Velvet by Teresa Meideros
- His Mistress by Morning by Elizabeth Boyle
- Hungry For You by Lynsay Sands
- In Need of a Good Wife by Kelly O'Connor McNees
- The Jewel of Gresham Green by Lawana Blackwell
- Lions and Lace by Meagan McKinney
- The Memory Collector by Meg Gardiner
- My Beloved by Karen Ranney
- Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks
- The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
- No Choice But Seduction by Johanna Lindsey
- Nobody Believes Me by Molly Katz
- The Nurse's Secret Suitor by Cheryl Wyatt
- Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
- Once Upon a Wedding by Kathleen Eagle
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
- The Revenge of Lord Eberlin by Julia London
- The Rose and the Yew Tree by Mary Westmacott
- The Scarletti Curse by Christine Feehan
- The Secret of the Glass by Donna Russo Morin
- Shadow Rider by Kathrynn Dennis
- The Singing of the Dead by Diana Stabenow
- Soldier's Last Stand by Cindy Dees
- Unauthorized Passion by Amanda Stevens
- The Viking's Touch by Joanna Fulford
- Wanting Sheila Dead by Jane Haddam
- The Ultimate Mystery Thriller Horror Box Set by Taylor Lee, J. Thorn, Cathy Perkins, Nolan Radke, Richter Watkins, Thomas Morrisey and David Weisman
- Tampa: The Blackfox Chronicles by T. S. O'Neil
- Plaza by Shane M. Brown
- Every Breath You Take by Taylor Lee
- Together For Christmas by Mimi Barbour
- Heart of the Hunter by Lara Adrian
- The Ultimate Romantic Suspense Set by Taylor Lee, Mimi Barbour, Rebecca York, Dorothy McFalls, Nancy Radke, Rachelle Ayalla, Roxanne Rogerson and Mary Leo
- The Ultimate Romance Box by Lorhainne Eckhart, Mimi Barbour, Helen Scott Taylor, Mona Risk, Anna Markland and Alicia Street
- The Wand-Maker's Debate: Osric's Wand by Jack D. Albrecht, Jr. and Ashley Delay
- City of Blaze: The Fireblade Array by H. O. Charles
- The Demon Mages: The Power of Three by Sabine A. Reed
- Four Letters of Love: Profundity of Love by Sharma Vivek
- Pride and Honour: The Battle For Saxony by Nathaniel Burns
- The Marriage Price by Alma Katsu
- Brenda's Christmas Desire by Sharon Kleve
- Behind Her Eyes by R. B. Schalin
- Directive 99 by Judith Rolfs
- Siren on the Square by Augustine Tagaste
- The End of Ever by Troy Barnes
- So What!: Stories or Whatever! by G. J. Griffiths
- Shelf Life: The Publicist by Christina George
- Hyde, an Urban Fantasy by Lauren Stewart
- A Diamond in my Pocket: The Unaltered by Lorena Angell
- Middle On by K. R. Cox
- Prairie Grass by K. R. Cox
- The Library: The Complete Series by Amy Cross
- The Witch Hunter: The Witch Hunter Saga by Nicole R. Taylor
- Memory Scents: A Psychological Thriller by Gayle Eileen Curtis
- Time Fall by Timothy Ashby
- Resistance by Richard Stephenson
- Doing Harm by Kelly Parsons
- Perfect by Rachel Joyce
- Margaret of the North by E. Journey
- Cold Rage by Jacob Quarterman
- The Gauguin Connection by Estelle Ryan
- Mayhem in Monte Carlo: The Orteno Trilogy by Michael Christopher Ferrier
- White Lion's Lady by Lara Adrian
- Remembrance: Transcend Time by Michelle Madow
- Animus by K. S. Rafique
- The Mist on Bronte Moor by Aviva Orr
- £6.19 Per Witching Hour by Joanna Mazurkiewicz
- The Turtle Boy by Kealan Patrick Burke 
- Pivot by L. C. Barlow
- Dead Center by Danielle Girard
- Night of the Assassin by Russell Blake
- The ICandidate by Mikael Carlson
- Darkness on a Pale Stone by D. T. Peterson
- Touch of the Goddess by Maria Hammarblad
- Energize by Thomas R. Manning
- Eternal Infinite by Pam Kesterson
- Lust: The Immortal Shadows Trilogy by Malia Jacobs
- High Stakes Chattel by Andie Blue
- Bait: The Angler by Annie Nicholas
- Broken Wing by Anna Klay
- Find Virgil: A Novel of Revenge by Frank Freudberg
Into the Killer Sphere by Stefania Mattana
- Trust and Destiny by Arwen Jayne
- Attainment by J. H. Cardwell
- She's Not You by Mimi Barbour
- Fade to Black by Leslie A. Kelly
- Deathtrap by Dana Marton
- Fire at Twilight by Lila Ashe
- Entangled by Barbara Ellen Brink
Russian Roulette by Mike Fancy
Secret of the Assassin: Political Thriller Novella Sequel to Secret of the Thorns by Tom Haase
Child of the Ghosts by Jonathan Moeller
- Kinetic: The Luminaries by S. K. Anthony
Finding Meara by Lara Schiffbauer
- The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
- The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
- Echo by J. K. Accinni
Confucius Cat Says... by P. R. Mason
Foreign Deceit by Jeff Carson
Abraham by Clark DeCant
- Blood Skies by Steven Montano
9 Tales of Henghis Hapthorn by Matthew Hughes
Rapture at Midnight by Isobelle Cates
  
Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
- The Summoner: A Novel of Suspense by Layton Green
- A Light in Dark Places by Jennifer Graves and Emily Clawson
- The Ripper by D. E. Athkins
- Knight of Flame by Scott Eder 
- Moon River by J. R. Rain

Well, there it is...the breakdown! All in all, a very good reading month for me, considering. Here's a further breakdown:

Books Read: 5
Pages Read: 1,308
Grade Range: A+! to A!

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

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Giving Thanks For All Our Blessings This Thanksgiving!

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I hope that all my blog readers in the United States have a very happy Thanksgiving! May your Thanksgiving be filled with great food, wonderful friendship and all the family ties that you may wish for. :) I have to say that Mom and I will not be having the usual Thanksgiving turkey today - it will be smoked ham for us all the way. After that, we will kick up our feet and read books for the entire day! :)

May all of you have a wonderfully safe and blessed Thanksgiving. Be sure to find some quiet time for yourselves and count your blessings today when and if you can. I know that I'm incredibly thankful for my continued health and happiness, my mom's continued health and happiness, that we are both comfortable and love each other as much as we do, and that our family is as well as they are. We are also incredibly thankful for our three kitties - Ruby, Leila and Lollipop.

I also hope that everyone who is away from their families at this time, will know that they are sorely missed, truly loved and deeply appreciated by all! God bless all of you, may you have a very happy and wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

May you read well and often

Introducing Secrets and Lies: Cassie Scot Book 2 by Christine Amsden!

 Meet Christine Amsden

Christine Amsden has been writing science fiction and fantasy for as long as she can remember. She loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is about real people defining themselves through extraordinary situations. Christine writes primarily about people and it is in this way that she strives to make science fiction and fantasy meaningful for everyone.

At the age of 16, Christine was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease, a condition that effects the retina and causes a loss of central vision. She is now legally blind, but has not let this slow her down or get in the way of her dreams. (You can learn more here.)

In addition to writing, Christine teaches workshops on writing at Savvy Authors. She also does some freelance editing work.

Christine currently lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, Austin, who has been her biggest fan and the key to her success. They have two beautiful children.


 Secrets and Lies by Christine Amsden (2013)
Length: 270 pages
Purchase your copy from Amazon!

Secrets and Lies Blurb:

Cassie Scot, still stinging from her parents’ betrayal, wants out of the magical world. But it isn’t letting her go. Her family is falling apart and despite everything, it looks like she may be the only one who can save them.

To complicate matters, Cassie owes Evan her life, making it difficult for her to deny him anything he really wants. And he wants her. Sparks fly when they team up to find two girls missing from summer camp, but long-buried secrets may ruin their hopes for happiness. Book 2 in the Cassie Scot Mystery Series.


May you read well and often

Monday, November 25, 2013

Introducing Moon River by J. R. Rain!

Meet J. R. Rain

J. R. Rain is an ex-private investigator now writing full-time in the Pacific Northwest where he lives in a small house on a small island with his small dog, Sadie, who has more energy than Robin Williams. He will be publishing a slew of new novels over the next five years, so stop by often and check out what’s new.

His latest book is the contemporary fantasy/mystery, Moon River.

Visit his website at www.jrrain.com.

 Moon River by J. R. Rain (2013)
Length: 216 pages
Purchase your copy from Amazon!

Moon River Blurb: 

Seven years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire. 

Now in Moon River, private investigator, Samantha Moon, is asked to look into a string of bizarre murders, murders that are looking more and more like the handiwork of a bloodthirsty vampire. But when her sister, Mary Lou, goes missing, Samantha, Allison and Kingsley take the fight underground...into the dark heart of a vampire's lair.

May you read well and often

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Our Library Visit For November

Hello Everyone! How are you on this fine Thursday? I'm doing just fine. :) Well, today being Thursday, this is the day that mom usually runs her errands. She still ran her errands, but before she did, she and I went to our local library and raided the library book sale! :)

It was absolutely wonderful! We spent about an hour and a half - from 11:45 A. M. to 12:30 P. M. - at the library, and had agreed before hand that this was to be our Christmas visit. The books that we bought at the library book sale would be kept as Christmas gifts for us both - we'll see how long that promise lasts! LOL!! :)

Between us, we bought 36 hardcovers, 61 paperbacks as well as 4 jigsaw puzzles (another one of mom's weaknesses! :)) We spent a whopping $65 for a total of 97 books. A pretty good haul, if I do say so, myself. :)

I just finished reading Moon River by J. R. Rain earlier today, so I have no idea what I'm going to read next! :)

May you read well and often

J. R. Rain - Moon River

45. Moon River by J. R. Rain (2013)
The Vampire For Hire Series Book 8
Length: 204 pages
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Started: 18 November 2013
Finished: 21 November 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Dorothy at Pump up Your Book for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 5 November 2013
Why do I have it? I like paranormal mysteries and J. R. Rain is a new author for me.

Seven years ago, federal agent Samantha Moon had the perfect life. She was a loving wife and mother, just your typical soccer mom with the minivan and a lovely suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a really long time for a vampire. 

Now in Moon River, private investigator, Samantha Moon, is asked to look into a series of bizarre murders - murders that are starting to look more and more like the handiwork of a bloodthirsty vampire. But when the danger creeps closer to home, and Sam's sister, Mary Lou, disappears - Samantha, her private eye trainee Allison, and werewolf attorney Kingley must take the fight underground...into the dark heart of a vampire's lair.

This was the first book by J. R. Rain that I've ever read, although I do have Teeth and Moon Dance my Wish List. I look forward to reading more by this author in the future and give Moon River a definite A! 

A! - (90-95%)
     
May you read well and often

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Scott Eder - Knight of Flame

44. Knight of Flame by Scott Eder (2013)
The Knights Elementalis Series Book 1
Length: 355 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Started: 14 November 2013
Finished: 20 November 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Scott Eder and to Tracee at Pump up Your Book for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 18 September 2013
Why do I have it? I like paranormal romance and Scott Eder is a new author to me.

As the most chaotic of the earth's primal elements, fire is notoriously fickle and unstable. When wielded properly by the Knight of Flame, it burns like the sun. Otherwise, it slowly consumes the Knight, burning away his control, driving him to dark deeds.

Stationed in Tampa, Florida, the sixth Knight of Flame, Develor Quinteele, waits impatiently for the prophesied emergence of the last Gray Lord, his Order's ancient nemesis. Hampered by the memories of a centuries-old tragedy, Dev knows of only one way to control his elemental power - rage. It simmers just beneath his surface - barely contained - igniting at the slightest provocation.

After a brutal attack by the Gray Lord's minions for which Dev is blamed, he is stripped of his freedom until he learns to control his violent impulses. With the help of his fellow Knights, can Dev balance his rage and unlock his true elemental potential in time to prevent Tampa's devastation?

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I was completely drawn into the story from the first page, and appreciated that while it possessed many romantic elements, the story wasn't overwhelmed by them. I give Knight of Flame an A+! and look forward to reading the next book in the series.

A+! - (96-100%)

May you read well and often

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Dina Di Mambro - True Hollywood Noir: Filmland Mysteries and Murders

43. True Hollywood Noir: Filmland Mysteries and Murders by Dina Di Mambro (2013)
Length: 229 pages
Genre: True Crime
Started: 9 November 2013
Finished: 13 November 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Rebecca at The Cadence Group for sending me a copy of this book to read.  
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 28 September 2013
Why do I have it? I like true crime and Dina Di Mambro is a new author for me.

A tantalizing mixture of classic Hollywood nostalgia and true crime, this book is suspenseful, entertaining, and compulsively readable. Featuring 100 rare photographs and a dozen different chapters, True Hollywood Noir: Filmland Mysteries and Murders by Dina Di Mambro, uncovers the true stories of mystery and murder surrounding the lives and deaths of many stars of Hollywood's golden age. The lives, potential scandals, and untimely deaths of such people as William Desmond Taylor, Thomas Ince, Jean Harlow, Thelma Todd, Joan Bennett, Lana Turner, George Reeves, Gig Young, Bob Crane, Natalie Wood, Robert Blake, and Mickey Cohen are revealed. Included in the cast of characters of this book are Johnny Stompanato, William Randolph Hearst, Marion Davies, and Charlie Chaplin. And read never before told mob stories about Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel, Virginia Hill, and a host of notorious underworld figures. 

From 1922 until 2001, explore some of Hollywood's most fascinating mysteries, scandals and murders - true Hollywood noir lived by the players behind the scenes. The West Coast mob and city corruption intertwining with Hollywood mysteries on and off screen, the plots of noir films pulled from actual happenings in the criminal underworld - these are the stories behind the stories, the darker images playing out in living color behind the silver screen. Although many of the actors mentioned in this book met with tragic and untimely deaths, or notorious misfortune tainted the remainder of their lives, the talent of these highly creative individuals and the legacy they left behind has given them a timeless immortality which is undeniable.

I love watching movies, and so by extension, I thoroughly enjoyed reading True Hollywood Noir: Filmland Mysteries and Murders by Dina Di Mambro. Although I knew several of these actors' names and life stories because I took a Classic Film course when I was in college, there were also many of these names that were relatively new to me. I give this book an A! and certainly look forward to reading more by Ms. Di Mambro in the future.

A! - (90-95%)
 
May you read well and often

Monday, November 11, 2013

Book Blast For Soul Prints by Norman Hines


Hello Everyone! I hope that you're all having a wonderful day today. I'm so glad to welcome Norman Hines, author of the mystical book Soul Prints to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Mr. Hines is currently on a Book Blast tour with Pump up Your Book! lasting through mid-November. This is also my fifth Book Blast post ever, but I still hope that I do Soul Prints by Norman Hines justice.

The author is also doing a giveaway - he is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card to two lucky winners at the end of his Book Blast. Be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form below, and I wish you all the very best of good luck in taking part!

About Soul Prints:


Set within the backdrop of a mystical battle between good and evil, the lives of two young people unknowingly struggle to complete their soul prints on earth. The local high school has taken on the onerous task of mounting the musical Man of La Mancha. Infiltrating the lives of the members of the production is a force that threatens to exert a mind boggling influence on the cast.

Nuri Lemuel, a girl with a sweet soprano voice, and chosen to play Aldonza, the tragic lead of the play, has always longed to touch the heart of her unavailable father. Nathaniel is a fellow student with whom she is ill-fated for involvement. Unknown to her, he is a lost soul from the world beyond. So much of his life and memory is an unsolved mystery. Their efforts to fulfill the demanding reason for existence take them into a fearful world of the unknown.

Soul Prints is a poetic tale of grief, enlightenment and an underlying hope for peace.

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Meet Norman Hines

Norman Hines is a graduate of Acadia University and the Nova Scotia Teacher’s College and has worked as a high school counselor and director of school and community theatre. Norman is one of the founders of the NOSCO Academy of Theatre Arts and is the recipient of awards for his work with children and community service. He currently lives in Truro, Nova Scotia.

Norman Hines and Pump up Your Book is giving away an Awesome $25 Amazon Gift Card!

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  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • Two winners will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $25 Amazon Gift Certificate or Paypal Cash.
  • This giveaway begins November 11 and ends November 22.
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May you read well and often

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Introducing Knight of Flame by Scott Eder!

Meet Scott Eder

Since he was a kid, Scott wanted to be an author and explored many genres through high school and college. Fantasy, though, captivated his soul. Tales of Knights and magic, dragons and elves filled his dreams. After greasing the gears of the corporate machine for many years, he escaped the Information Technology vortex to focus full-time on writing. The stories he’d envisioned years ago—of nobility and strife, honor and chaos—demanded they be brought to life.

Scott lives with his wife, two children, and a giant Chihuahua on the west coast of Florida.

 Knight of Flame by Scott Eder (2013)
Length: 355 pages
Purchase your copy from Amazon!

Knight of Flame Blurb:

Fire. The most chaotic of the primal elements. When wielded properly by the Knight of Flame, it burns like the sun. Otherwise, it slowly consumes the Knight, burning away his control, driving him towards dark deeds.

Stationed in Tampa, FL, Develor Quinteele, sixth Knight of Flame, waits impatiently for the predicted emergence of the last Gray Lord, his Order's ancient enemy. Hampered by a centuries-old tragedy, Dev knows of only one way to control his elemental power—rage. It broils just below his surface, waiting for the slightest provocation to set it alight.

After a brutal attack by the Gray Lord's minions for which Dev is blamed, he's stripped of his freedom until he learns to control his violent impulses. With the help of his fellow Knights, can he balance his rage and unlock his true elemental potential to prevent Tampa's devastation?
  

May you read well and often

Jennifer Graves and Emily Clawson - A Light in Dark Places

42. A Light in Dark Places by Jennifer Graves and Emily Clawson (2013)
Length: 202 pages
Genre: True Crime
Started: 3 November 2013
Finished: 6 November 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Kathy at I am a Reader, Not a Writer for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 16 October 2013
Why do I have it? I had heard of the Susan Powell case back in December of 2009 and followed the news coverage avidly until its tragic conclusion.

On December 7, 2009, a nightmare that eventually spanned two years began with a single phone call: "Susan never dropped off the boys." Susan Cox Powell was reported missing from her West Valley City, Utah home in December, 2009. As law enforcement diligently tried to piece together what had happened to Susan, suspicion fell on her husband Josh Powell, and he soon became the only person of interest in the case.

For Jennifer Graves, Josh's sister, the nightmare began long before Susan's disappearance. From her experiences growing up in the Powell family to the terrifying moment when she first started to believe that her brother was capable of murder, she relied on her faith to stay strong. She devoted herself to ensuring the safety of Susan's sons, Charlie and Braden, whom she hoped to be able to raise as her own. 

When the boys were murdered by their father in February, 2012, Jennifer was beyond devastated. However, somehow she had to believe there was a purpose for it all - including the deaths of her precious nephews. In A Light in Dark Places, Jennifer shares her struggles and triumphs. In coming to terms with such tragedy, she was finally able to embrace the truth that we all have the ability to choose our own path through life - and there is always hope, no matter how dark things may seem.

This was such a poignant story for me to read - in my opinion, A Light in Dark Places is truly a wonderfully inspiring tribute to the memories of Susan, Charlie, and Braden. I give this book an A+!

A+! - (96-100%) 
    
May you read well and often

Monday, November 4, 2013

Layton Green - The Summoner: A Novel of Suspense

41. The Summoner: A Novel of Suspense by Layton Green (2010)
The Dominic Grey Series Book 1
Length: 318 pages
Genre: Contemporary Mystery
Started: 27 October 2013
Finished: 4 November 2013
Where did it come from? From Amazon 
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 16 December 2011
Why do I have it? I like contemporary mysteries and Layton Green is a new author for me. 

William Addison - retired United States diplomat - disappears in front of hundreds of onlookers while attending a religious ceremony in the bush veld of Zimbabwe. Assigned to investigate the Addison case is Dominic Grey - Diplomatic Security special agent - a product of a violent childhood and a well-worn passport. He is not typically a 'by the book, follow the rules' special agent - but because he is so well-traveled, and knowledgeable in the martial arts - Dominic has managed to keep his position with the American Embassy. 

Aiding in the investigation is Professor Viktor Radek, religious phenomenology scholar and expert on cults, and Nya Mashumba, the local government liaison. What Dominic uncovers during his investigation is a terrifying cult older than Western civilization, the harsh underbelly of a country in despair, a demagogic priest seemingly able to perform impossibilities, and the identity of the newest sacrifice.

Himself.

The Summoner: A Novel of Suspense, is the first book in a series which spans the globe; whose protagonists investigate the world's most bizarre and dangerous cults. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was well-written and fast-paced, and captured my attention right from the beginning. I must say that there were several unexpected plot twists - at least for me - and the various cliff-hangers throughout the story had me literally on the edge of my seat.

I give this book a definite A+! and look forward to reading more from Layton Green in the future. This story is certainly not for the faint-of-heart, and is totally thrilling and suspenseful. 

A+! - (96-100%)    

May you read well and often

Friday, November 1, 2013

Book Blast For Run With the Wolves by T. C. Tombs!


Hello Everyone! I hope that you're all having a wonderful day today. I'm so glad to welcome T. C. Tombs, author of the paranormal fantasy novel, Run With The Wolves to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Mr. Tombs is currently on a Book Blast tour with Pump up Your Book! lasting through the beginning of November. This is also my fifth Book Blast post ever, but I still hope that I do Run With the Wolves by T. C. Tombs justice.

The author is also doing a giveaway - he is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky winner at the end of his Book Blast. Be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form below, and I wish you all the very best of good luck in taking part!

About Run With the Wolves Volume 1: The Pack:


It is the fifteenth century, and three kingdoms are caught up in the dire conflicts of their time. As the possibility of a peaceful resolution provides hope that a decade-long war will finally end, no one realizes that dark forces are waiting to invoke chaos as a full moon rises.

On a farm nestled beneath the Euralene Mountains along the western border of Medinia, young Willie works for the Smythes as a serf. One moonlit evening when the Smythes are gone to a neighbouring village, Willie hears the terrified cries of animals in the pastures. When he goes to investigate, he discovers that this wolf pack attack is like no other. Badly injured during the raid, he survives—but now he is afflicted by the full-moon madness that will soon transform him into one of the wolf creatures he dreads. With his life seemingly warped forever, Willie must face the prospect of a lifelong descent into horror. 

In a time of witchcraft, superstitious folk lore, and fearsome creatures roaming the night, Willie struggles with an uncertain destiny and must seek help from the one man he holds most responsible for the dark fate that awaits him during the next full moon cycle.

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Run With the Wolves Series:
Book 1: The Pack
Book 2: The Oracle
Book 3: The Beast


Meet T. C. Tombs


T. C. Tombs earned degrees from Trent University and Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada. Like many Canadians, he loves hockey and golf, and he has a passion for medieval history, folk lore, literature, film, and music. Terry and his wife, Sandra, live in the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, Canada, where they have raised five daughters.

T. C. Tombs and Pump up Your Book is giving away an Awesome $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash!

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  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $25 Amazon Gift Certificate or Paypal Cash.
  • This giveaway begins October 21 – November 1.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on Saturday November 2, 2013.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.
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