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Introducing Sworn to Transfer by Terah Edun!

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Meet Terah Edun
Terah Edun's latest YA Fantasy novel, Sworn to Transfer, will be released on September 20, 2013. Her next projects include a new YA Fantasy novel with a girl determined to change the odds on the streets of the city she knows best - Sandrin. 

Sworn to Raise by Terah Edun (2013) Length: 275 pages Purchase your copy from Amazon
Sworn to Raise Blurb:
Seventeen-year-old Ciardis has grown up in poverty, a cleaner in a small vale on the outskirts of the empire. But beneath her empire's seemingly idyllic surface lies a hidden secret. Whispers of an inept crown Prince are growing ever louder--intensified by the five year anniversary of the soulbond initiations.

Amidst scandalous whispers, Ciardis finds herself chosen to train for the Companions Guild. She leaves her home and sets off on a personal journey to become a Court Companion. A position she'd never thought possible for a lowly servant to obtain, she must prove that she has the skills to attract a Patron.

But…

Kathryn Meyer Griffith - Running With the Train

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6. Running With the Train by Kathryn Meyer Griffith (2012)
Kathryn Meyer Griffith's Spooky Short Stories Book 3
Length: 26 pages
Genre: Short Story
Started/Finished: 28 January 2013
Where did it come from? From Amazon
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 1 November 2012
Why do I have it? I am beginning to like reading short stories and I have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.

Sarah has been lonely most of her life. She's been searching for a love that she has begun to believe will never come to her. Her family and friends back home depend on her, need her...but they can't give her what she truly wants. True, eternal love. Like wolves have.

So, as a solitary traveler, desperate to try something new and get away, Sarah goes on the adventure of a lifetime to the Grand Canyon; rides the train from Williams to the South Rim and sees several huge wolves running alongside the train. Sees them in the evening twilight scurrying unbelievably along the ledges…

Kathryn Meyer Griffith - Too Close to the Edge

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5. Too Close to the Edge by Kathryn Meyer Griffith (2012)
Kathryn Meyer Griffith's Spooky Short Stories Book 4
Length: 19 pages
Genre: Short Story
Started/Finished: 28 January 2013
Where did it come from? From Amazon
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 25 December 2012
Why do I have it? I am beginning to like reading short stories and I have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.

Penelope had been looking forward to going with her husband, sister and brother-in-law on a road trip to visit the Grand Canyon. As an artist who was going through a temporary artistic dry spell, Penelope hoped that seeing the majestic Grand Canyon would enlighten her spirit and give her possible ideas for future paintings. Penelope was willing to try to overcome her terrifying fear of heights to go on this trip with her family. And Penelope was certainly looking forward to the vacation until she got there and couldn't bear to get too close to the edge.

She watched in terror as va…

Kathryn Meyer Griffith - The Banshee and the Witch

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4. The Banshee and the Witch by Kathryn Meyer Griffith (2012)
Kathryn Meyer Griffith's Spooky Short Stories Book 2
Length: 33 pages
Genre: Short Story
Started/Finished: 26 January 2013
Where did it come from? From Amazon
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 25 December 2012
Why do I have it? I am beginning to like reading short stories and I have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.

What would you do to live forever, stay young forever? To experience true love once more? And if you were a white witch with the magical powers to make it happen...and the secret of how to do it, would you? So when the banshee comes calling for you one rainy night you'll do what you have to do to get what you desire the most...more time.

I have to say that while I completely understand the witch Cleona's motivations to do what she did...and while nothing that she did was technically black magic, I think, I would perhaps say that Cleona practiced 'gray' magic - not …

Kathryn Meyer Griffith - Ghost Brother

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3. Ghost Brother by Kathryn Meyer Griffith (2012)
Kathryn Meyer Griffith's Spooky Short Stories Book 1
Length: 23 pages
Genre: Short Story
Started/Finished: 25 January 2013
Where did it come from? From Amazon
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 25 December 2012
Why do I have it? I am beginning to like reading short stories and I have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.

So what happens after you die? Do you go to heaven...or hell? Or do you go to a special place fashioned just for you and based on the life you had lived; how you had treated people...what you did to them during your time on earth? And do ghosts really exist? Do they roam the earth and torment the living, persuading them to do things they shouldn't do? Two brothers and their tale follow...their journey through life and death. Their ultimate reward for the lives they'd lived.

I have to say that I haven't read that many short stories before. So, when I was able to, I decided to splur…

Therese Gilardi - Matching Wits With Venus

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2. Matching Wits With Venus by Therese Gilardi (2011)
Length: 336 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Started: 8 January 2013
Finished: 23 January 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Therese and the lovely tour guides from a long ago virtual book tour for originally sending me a copy of this book to read. I then bought another copy from Amazonas areplacement copy for the first one which was lost due to an unforeseen computer hard drive crash sometime in 2011, I think
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 7 December 2011
Why do I have it? I like paranormal romance and Therese Gilardi is a new author for me.

For centuries, Cupid has longed to be more than just Venus' 'arrow boy' - and he has several ideas that he's sure his mother would appreciate, if only she'd listen to him. The problem is, "Happily Ever After By Amelia", the thriving matchmaking business that caters to the Hollywood set is threatening Venus' status as the goddess of love. When Cup…

Connie Corcoran Wilson's Red is For Rage - Free For Download From Amazon Stores

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Hello Everyone! For those of you who may have read The Color of Evil by Connie Corcoran Wilson - the  award-winning first book in her series - I'm delighted to tell you that the second book, Red is For Rage is now available as a free download from Amazon,but only for a brief period of time - from Monday, August 5th to Friday, August 9th.

I have already downloaded my copy and so can you! Below is the author's biography and a brief synopsis of the first two books in the series.


Meet Connie Corcoran Wilson
Connie (Corcoran) Wilson taught composition at 6 IA/IL colleges and wrote for 5 newspapers. She currently writes for 6 blogs, was named 2008 Content Producer of the Year by Associated Content (2009), Midwestern Writing Center Writer of the Year (March 30, 2010), received the Illinois Women's Press Association Silver Feather Award on June 6, 2012, and has received numerous E-Lit Gold Medal awards for her works, including the first book in The Color of Evil series. She current…

Blog Tour For Yesterday Series by Amanda Tru From May 30, 2013 to June 7, 2013 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Amanda Tru will be touring the blogosphere to promote her most recent Christian romantic suspense series Yesterday. This is Amanda's first virtual book tour with I'm a Reader, Not a Writer. Amanda will be coming to a blog near you from May 30 to June 7, 2013! Come join us for all the fun!

Yesterday Series Blog Tour Information: 
Meet Amanda Tru
Although I loved my job as an elementary school teacher, I am now very blessed to be mommy to three adorable little boys and living my dream of being an author.
I have a vivid imagination and have always been easily entertained by the stories in my head. Fortunately, I also love to paint those pictures with words. I like writing a wide variety of genres, and my current book list includes everything from a Christian time travel/romance series, to an action-packed suspense, to a romance involving a woman who likes to anonymously play matchmaker.

Although I enjoy historical, Christian, pa…

Introducing Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective by Christine Amsden!

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Meet Christine Amsden
Award-winning author Christine Amsden has written stories since she was eight, always with a touch of the strange or unusual. She became a “serious” writer in 2003, after attending a boot camp with Orson Scott Card. She finished Touch of Fate shortly afterward, then penned The Immortality Virus, which won two awards. Expect many more titles by this up-and-coming author.

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Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective by Christine Amsden (2013) Length: 260 pages Purchase your copy from Amazon!
Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective Blurb: 
Cassie Scot is the ungifted daughter of powerful sorcerers, born between worlds but belonging to neither. At 21, all she wants is to find a place for herself, but earning a living as a private investigator in the shadow of her family’s reputation isn’t easy. When she is pulled into a paranormal investigation, and tempted by a powerful and handsome sorcerer, she will have to decide where sh…