Friday, August 30, 2013

Book Blast For The Howling Heart by April Bostic


Hello Everyone! I hope that you're all having a wonderful day today. I'm so glad to welcome April Bostic, author of The Howling Heart, to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Ms. Bostic is currently on her first Book Blast tour with Pump up Your Book lasting through most of the month of August. This is also my third Book Blast post ever (I'm really getting into the swing of things, now! :)), but I still hope that I do The Howling Heart by April Bostic justice. 

Ms. Bostic is also doing an awesome giveaway - she is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card/Paypal Cash 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 The Howling Heart

 
Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when given the promotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City. Her bright future comes to an unexpected halt after news of her father’s death. She inherits his old cabin in the Colorado Rockies and 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 community of Black River.

Soon she’s engulfed in the mystical world of Varulv—wolves descended from 12th century Scandinavia and 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 she must choose between the career she’s always wanted and the love she’s always dreamed.

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About April Bostic

April Bostic is a New Jersey-based romance author who enjoys unleashing her creativity and letting her imagination run wild. Her love of romance books inspired her to become not just a reader, but also a writer. In December 2008, she self-published her first novel, a contemporary romance with a supernatural twist entitled A Rose to the Fallen. Her first short story, Right Here, Right Now, released in January 2012 is an erotic romance with a dash of S&M.

The following year, she released two more short stories: a romantic urban fantasy inspired by the Greek myth of Eros and Psyche entitled Eros, My Love, and a sexy romantic comedy entitled Love Addiction. After five years, she released her second novel The Howling Heart, a paranormal romance that delves into the mystical world of werewolves and Norse gods.

Visit her website at www.AprilBostic.com.

April Bostic and 'Pump Up Your Book' is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card/Paypal Cash!

Terms and Conditions: 
  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive $25 Amazon Gift Certificate or Paypal Cash.
  • This giveaway begins August 5 and ends August 30.
  • Winner will be contacted via email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EST August 30 2013.
  • Winner has 24 hours to reply.
  • Each blogger who participates in this promotion is eligible to win.
  • Visit each “stop” daily for more entries.
If you would like to participate in this cover reveal, email Dorothy at thewriterslife (at) gmail.com. What a great way to not only win this fabulous prize, but to gain followers and comments for your blog, too! Good luck everyone!

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May you read well and often

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Marcia Lynn McClure - Midnight Masquerade

29. Midnight Masquerade by Marcia Lynn McClure (2013)
Length: 175 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Started: 25 August 2013
Finished: 28 August 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 4 August 2013
Why do I have it? I like paranormal romance in the form of fairy tales and Marcia Lynn McClure is a new author for me.

She was tired - oh so very, very tired. Never - not in her entire life - had Evony Elorrietta ever known such total, draining fatigue. Forced into hiding when her aunt, Queen Raina and her mother, Queen Charmaine mysteriously disappear within a week of each other, Evony spirits herself, her brother and her sister away to safety somewhere within her Aunt Raina's kingdom. Under the alias of Edith, the lovely princess has found work as a seamstress for a truly odious and abusive woman, in the hopes that she will somehow discover what has happened to the missing twin queens of the realms of Abawyth and Elawyth.

Several months later, Raina's daughters - six sets of twins - become victims to an incredibly strange malady that proves almost incurable. Night after night, the princesses inexplicably disappear, only to return by dawn, completely exhausted and with only vague memories of what has transpired the night before. The call goes out to the surrounding kingdoms that a champion is needed to rescue the 'Sleepy Princesses of Abawyth' - with the promise that whomever successfully vanquishes the spell, will have one of the princesses' hands in marriage. Many gallant princes have tried, and all have failed in the quest...

Stavos Varonin was not as blind as so many nobles and royals. From the moment he saw the pretty young maid dash across the street - directly into his horse's path - he suspected something about her. The young woman's physical gestures - even the simplest movements of her hands - revealed that the damsel who called herself Edith had not always been destitute. The same was true of the children - of their polished manners and the boy's knowledge of horses; his tendency to be bold and fearless of strangers.

Ah yes, Stavos enjoyed a good mystery. After all, interest in the inexplicable circumstances surrounding the royals of Abawyth was the very thing that had lured him to the kingdom - the enigma of the twelve sleepy princesses of Abawyth. And yet now - now his mind was all the more intrigued. Not only was the obscurity of what caused the profound and baffling drowsiness of Abawyth's princesses laid out before him, but he also found his curiosity piqued over the riddle surrounding the very lovely Evony and her siblings.

As Stavos traveled through the village resting on the outskirts of Abawyth Castle, his mind reeled with possibilities. His musings were drawn back to why he had come to Abawyth in the first place - to solve the conundrum surrounding the twelve beautiful princesses of Abawyth kingdom; to solve the seemingly impenetrable puzzle, thereby winning the hand of one of Abawyth's princesses, as his father, King Letholdus of Ethiarien, had commanded.

I absolutely loved this book! I do enjoy reading fairy tale retellings, and this was no exception. I have heard of the fairy tale of The Twelve Dancing Princesses - which is the fairy tale that Midnight Masquerade by Marcia Lynn McClure is based on. While I vaguely remember the plot of it, I couldn't actually tell you the version that I read as a child, if I've ever read one before.

I will say that as a child, I watched 'HBO's Fairytale Theatre' or 'HBO's Storyteller's Theatre' - something like that - which was a children's program that I watched every Saturday morning. I may have seen an episode based on The Twelve Dancing Princesses, then. Anyway, I definitely will give Midnight Masquerade by Marcia Lynn McClure an A+! and I look forward to reading more by this author in the future.      

A+! - (96-100%)

May you read well and often

Stephen Hayes, Author of The Magic Crystals Series Chats About the Inspiration Behind the Books

 Meet Stephen Hayes

Stephen Hayes lives and writes in Melbourne, Australia. Having been born partially blind in 1986 and lost his limited vision in 2000, he started writing stories at the age of eight, winning the Harold Dickinson Memorial Australian Literary Competition for a short story about a haunted house at the age of eleven. He completed his first novella in Braille at fourteen and by sixteen, had completed the first draft of The Seventh Sorcerer.

Since 2002, Stephen has allowed his imagination to run wild with The Magic Crystals saga; sometimes pushing boundaries that today’s somewhat moral society deem to sweep under the carpet. Although classified as fantasy genre due mainly to the prominent magic component, Stephen’s writing also includes a good balance of drama, mystery, romance, humour, and he isn’t afraid to address controversial moral issues.

His latest books are The Seventh Sorcerer and Rock Haulter from The Magic Crystals Series.

Visit his website at www.themagiccrystals.com.

Synopsis from Goodreads:  On the surface, Chopville appears not unlike any other small town in rural Australia. However, its underbelly is more than extraordinary.

Amongst its modest community reside six people from two very different families – they make up the six most powerful people in the world today. Branded as "Sorcerers", they are the only six people in the world with true magical power. Yet these two families do not cooperate together and although there is no open fighting in the year 2010, things weren't always that peaceful.

John Playman knows this as well as anyone; at the age of 14, he is familiar with the concept of magic, having been raised in a family heavily involved in the magical war 30 years earlier, even though he has never met any of the Sorcerers himself. This year, however, all that is about to change; John and a group of his school friends will find themselves in an unprecedented situation and carrying a responsibility almost too great to comprehend.

Chopville sets the scene for summer fun jumping off bridges and getting ready to begin another year with the dreaded Mr. Hall giving them all hell.

John and his cohorts struggle on two fronts with their hormones raging and with the discovery of whom among them is to become the Seventh Sorcerer.

Coming to Amazon and Barnes and Noble on 3 February 2013!

Synopsis from Goodreads: In the wake of their miraculous victory over the dastardly Moran, the teenagers of Chopville think they can now relax and enjoy a few days in the sun before attending a simple school camp. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The original villain is back, only this time he is on a different mission, taking orders from the evil and cunning Hammerson Sorcerers, and his path will intersect those of John Playman and his friends on Rock Haulter.

A desperate race must ensue, Moran and the powers of the Hammersons against the Chopville teens. The prize will be the most powerful of all the Magic Crystals and a control over the balance of life, but such extraordinary power is heavily protected. There is no guarantee that all will live to see the end.

The danger faced this week will be greater than anything faced in The Seventh Sorcerer, but that won't stop the teens from having a good time, as only teenagers can. There is to be no shortage of jumping off bridges, feuding with teachers and clashing with their young rivals in this book, but beneath all that, a far more serious situation is simmering.

It is only those closest to the Sorcerers who understand how delicate the peace between the Woodwards and Hammersons is, and how quickly that could change.

Coming to Amazon and Barnes and Noble on 3 February 2013!

I would like to welcome Stephen Hayes, author of The Magic Crystals Series to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Mr. Hayes was kind enough to write a guest post for me and here it is below in his own words: 

'The Story Behind The Magic Crystals Series'
by Stephen Hayes

The simple and rather dull truth was that the original reason why The Seventh Sorcerer (and therefore the entire Magic Crystals series) came about was because I had a Saturday night in which I needed to do something, and nothing but a brailler and about twenty sheets of braille paper to do it with.

Within a month of that night, I had written the first two books in that original series (each about twenty thousand words), and would eventually go on to write three more in the following two years.

The story was pointless, serving no purpose to entertain me and my sister, as it was based on the games we played as children, and yet it was good enough for me to want to re-write it, on my computer this time, in a way that I could perhaps share with other people—a way that would allow me to thicken the plot and close those holes which the first draft had left open. And so over the summer of 2002-2003, The Seventh Sorcerer began.

I have said elsewhere that the theme of The Magic Crystals is power, but while that is true, it wasn’t the original theme. In fact, far from power, the first six chapters of The Seventh Sorcerer centered around youth. Being only sixteen at the time, it was the sort of writing that came naturally to me, even if much of it had to be cleaned up or removed before publication.

Not only did the writing quickly become my favorite hobby, but as I was going through a difficult period of my life at the time, it also became therapeutically for me to step outside myself and into the lives of my characters, who despite having plenty of troubles of their own (the story would be rather boring if they didn’t), seemed preferable to my own.

I finished the first draft of The Seventh Sorcerer in June 2003, and from then until its publication in 2013, altered it so many times that probably less than half of the original text remains to this day. I would not have considered publishing it at all except that The Magic Crystals, the story which grew from the first book in the series, became one that had much more meaning than I had anticipated, and is now a story that many besides myself can enjoy.

Stephen Hayes, author of The Magic Crystals Series
You can visit Stephen's website at www.themagiccrystals.com.

May you read well and often

Monday, August 26, 2013

Book Blast Blog Tour For To Kill For His Queen by Carolina West From January 7, 2014 to January 21, 2014 - Come Join Us!

Hello Everyone! I am delighted to announce that Carolina West will be touring the blogosphere to promote her paranormal fantasy book, To Kill For His Queen. This is Carolina's first virtual book blast blog tour with Pump up Your Book! She will be coming to a blog near you from January 7, to January 21, 2014! Come join us for all the fun!

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

To Kill For His Queen Book Blast Information:

Meet Carolina West

Carolina West is a high school student living with her mother and younger sister in Arizona. She has been writing since she was fourteen years old. This is her first book.

About To Kill For His Queen

Living in the world of werewolves, vampires, and dark magic can have a certain effect on a child, especially when that child is Hassen Mason, who seems destined to bring ruin to those he loves. Hassen was abandoned as a child and was immersed in the world of magic by the strange creatures that raised him. His lineage was a mystery, but no mystery buried in the past can stay buried for long—especially when that mystery is strong enough to span centuries.

An accident leaves Hassen without memories, and he must find a way to remember who he was and what his life meant to him before his past creeps up and kills him. He encounters evils worse than abandonment—vengeful demons and walking dead. Somehow, Hassen’s family was involved in this dark underworld. Now he has to fight his own internal battle: Is he a good guy or one of the villains?

Then he meets Carissa—a woman he suspects he knew before he lost his memory. She has had a similarly troubled past, and although the two of them are from different worlds, they find a common bond that even dark spirits cannot break. Will Hassen’s good side be strong enough to battle the side that longs to be bad? Will Carissa’s love keep him sane, or will the truth about his family finally cast him into the endless abyss of insanity?

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Carolina West and Pump up Your Book are giving away an Awesome $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Terms and Conditions:
  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $25 Amazon Gift Certificate
  • This giveaway begins January 7 and ends on January 21.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on January 22, 2014.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.
Good luck everyone!

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To Kill For His Queen Virtual Book Blast Tour Information:


January 7 - Shhh…Not While I’m Reading
January 8 - Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
January 8 - The Wormhole
January 9 - Mary’s Cup of Tea
January 9 - The Book Rack
January 10 - The Dark Phantom
January 10 - All Inclusive Retort
January 13 - I Heart Reading
January 13 - Books, Books the Magical Fruit
January 14 - Crystal’s Many Reviews
January 14 - Ali’s Books
January 15 - Review From Here
January 15 - Inkslinger’s Opus
January 16 - Literal Exposure
January 16 - Plug Your Book
January 17 - Moonlight, Lace and Mayhem
January 20 - Icefairy’s Treasure Chest
January 20 - Beth’s Book Reviews
January 20 - Queen of All She Reads
January 21 - I’m Shelf-ish

May you read well and often

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Emma Right - Keeper of Reign

28. Keeper of Reign by Emma Right (2013)
The Reign Chronicles Book 1
Length: 192 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Started: 20 August 2013
Finished: 24 August 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Tracee at Pump up Your Book and Emma Right for sending me a copy of the book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 20 June 2013
Why do I have it? I like fantasy and Emma Right is a new author for me.

For sixteen-year-old Jules Blaze - the oldest in a family of five - life has been tough. His father Jon, is a General who is away fighting to protect the Kingdom of Reign from invasion by an aggressive neighboring tribe called the Handoverans. Jules cares for his mother and four younger siblings, and hopes that his father will return home safely.

As a child, Jules had listened with rapt attention to his Grandpa Leroy's many tales and legends of the Keepers of Reign. His stories were about their people - an ancient and regal race known as Elfies - a blend between elves and fairies. Leroy told of tomes written in blood; many of them lost throughout time, their Keepers with them. Eons ago, a curse befell the Elfies and the Kingdom of Reign became a realm without a king.

Life couldn't get more harrowing for the Elfies; or could it? Danger is brewing throughout Reign - the evil King Gehzurolle of Euruliaf, and his army of Scorpents are intent on invading the Kingdom of Reign and ultimately Gehzurolle wants to destroy the Elfies. Already, Gehzurolle's minions Whisperer and Rage, are secreted in Reign, ready to do their master's bidding.

But for Jules his nightmares have only just begun. First off, he has no idea where his father is, as his mother hasn't received any communication from him in months; then his grandparents, Leroy and Bonnie mysteriously disappear, and Jules' Keeper mother soon follows suit. Now Jules has to make sure his four siblings stay safe. And alive. Especially since Jules and his family have inadvertently inspired the scrutiny of Gehzurolle. But why?

In Jules' quest to find answers, to locate his missing family members, and the Ancient Books of the Keepers as well, he loses control of his situations, faces multiple dilemmas while trying to save his family, and his kingdom, and uncovers a family secret that could either save them, or kill them all.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I do like any type of fantasy that features harrowing danger, but that also teaches perseverance through life's challenges and difficulties. I give this book an A+! and will certainly be looking for more books by Emma Right in the future.

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

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Our Library Visit For August

 Hello Everyone! How are you on this fine Thursday? I'm doing just fine. :) Today is my mom's birthday, and in honor of that we decided to go to our local library and then brought home two bagel sandwiches and a box of donuts from Dunkin' Doughnuts for lunch.  We came away with three overflowing bags of books - pretty good, considering the last time we went to the library was only two months ago, in June. :) Surprisingly, both my mom and I seem to have gone to the library every two months this year! :)

We had a wonderful time together - as we always do! It has become something of a birthday tradition for me - and apparently now for mom as well. We spent about an hour and a half at the library - from about 11:30 A. M. to 1 P. M.

Between us, we bought 12 hardcovers, 27 paperbacks as well as 2 oversized paperbacks. We spent a whopping $30 for a total of 41 books. A pretty good haul, if I do say so, myself. :)

At the moment, I'm reading If It's Broken, Don't Fix It: A Candid Look at Our Complacent Education System by Sinhue Noriega, which is quite interesting reading, so far. At page 128, I'm deep into Chapter 6 and should be finished reading the book very soon. I'm also reading Keeper of Reign by Emma Right - a young adult fantasy that I hope to be finished reading as well. I'm planning to put up a review of Keeper of Reign by tomorrow.

May you read well and often

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Virginia Henley - The Marriage Prize

27. The Marriage Prize by Virginia Henley (2000)
The Medieval Plantagenet Series Book 3
Length: 326 pages
Genre: Historical Romance
Started: 11 June 2013
Finished: 20 August 2013
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 1 June 2013
Why do I have it? I like historical romance and Virginia Henley is a new author for me.

Orphaned at a young age, Rosamond Marshal is the royal ward of Eleanor de Montfort - sister of King Henry III and wife of the renowned warlord Simon de Montfort. Under the worldly countess' wise tutelage, Rosamond learns not only the skills of a chatelaine, but also how to wield her feminine power by dressing exquisitely, conversing wittily, and charming men relentlessly. As the beautiful heiress approaches young womanhood, she is fearful of leaving the security of the de Montfort household and fulfilling her betrothal to the dark, imposing bachelor knight Rodger de Leyburn.

Just as Rodger de Leyburn devilishly outmaneuvers Rosamond's various strategic attempts to break their betrothal, so do her numerous entreaties to Prince Edward to forestall her marriage fall on deaf ears. For Rosamond Marshal is truly a marriage prize and the prince is determined to reward Rodger, his dearest friend, with a wealthy, noble wife. Wary of love, Rosamond is unsettled by Rodger's powerful presence, and she is convinced that Rodger's insistent pursuit of her is for her wealth alone.

Slowly and patiently Rodger woos Rosamond, convincing her that his love for her extends beyond her estates and her wealth. No sooner does Rosamond become Rodger's wife and begins to entrust her heart to him, than she finds herself and her husband on opposite sides of a bloody civil war. For Rodger is fighting alongside Prince Edward and the king to quell the barons' rebellion, led by none other than Rosamond's beloved guardian, Simon de Montfort. So, as civil war erupts around them, and Rodger is called to battle, Rosamond faces the ultimate test of loyalty and choices - between the man who stormed her reluctant heart, and the family who raised her as their own...

I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I haven't read any of Virginia Henley's books before, although I may have several of her books hidden away on my bookshelf. This book is actually the third in a trilogy - the first two being The Falcon and the Flower written in 1989; and The Dragon and the Jewel written in 1991.

I usually love reading historical romances; primarily medieval and regency romances. And while I don't consider myself a stickler for historical accuracy, I do appreciate reading well-researched historical romances. I give The Marriage Prize by Virginia Henley an A+! and will certainly be looking for more books by this author to read in the future.

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

Book Blast For Be Careful What You Wish For 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 Be Careful What You Wish For, to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Ms. Avery is currently on her first Book Blast lasting through most of the month of August. This is also my second Book Blast post ever, so I hope that I do Be Careful What You Wish For by R. K. Avery justice. 

Ms. Avery is also doing an awesome giveaway - she is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card/Paypal Cash and One Signed Paperback Copy of Be Careful What You Wish For 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 Be Careful What You Wish For:


Bunting Valley, North Dakota—a scenic and picturesque town where nothing dreadful ever happens—is a place where people feel safe leaving their front doors unlocked and their cars running in the driveways. So when beautiful, blue-eyed, three-year-old Maggie Taylor mysteriously vanishes, the Bunting Valley Police Department begins a kidnapping investigation that uncovers unthinkable crimes spanning many years—not only in Bunting Valley, but also in surrounding states and jurisdictions.

Bea Miller is a penniless widow, living a meager existence among the town’s residents with her four young, rambunctious boys. Her entire life she wished and dreamed of having a little girl of her own. When everything she did to have one of her own failed, Bea takes matters into her own hands and lives by the chilling words of her estranged father, “If you want something, take it.”
She and the boys visit a local beach and find the little girl of her dreams. She snatches the girl and they disappear in seconds, only to leave the parents bewildered and devastated.

Through the handwritten journals of Bea Miller, she takes you on a journey into the deranged mind of an individual who believes you can make your own wishes come true—at any expense; and sadly, also at the expense of others.

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About 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

Be Careful What You Wish For is a psychological thriller. She calls it “works of fiction with truth sprinkled throughout” and is available for sale in both e-Book and paperback or wherever fine books are sold. Having been kidnapped from a beach as a small child, she has pondered time and time again what her life may have been like if her story didn’t have a happy ending. Now she wrote her own ending.

R. K. Avery lives in Northeast Ohio with her husband, two kids, and four dogs. She often jokes instead of a 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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R.K. Avery & Pump Up Your Book is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card/Paypal Cash and a signed paperback copy of R.K.’s book!

Terms & Conditions:
  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive $25 Amazon Gift Certificate or Paypal Cash and a paperback copy of R.K. Avery’s book, Be Careful What You Wish For.
  • This giveaway begins August 5 and ends August 30.
  • Winner will be contacted via email on Monday, September 2, 2013.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.
  • Each blogger who participates in this promotion is eligible to win.
  • Visit each “stop” daily for more entries!
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May you read well and often

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Book Blast Blog Tour For Ghost Sanctuary: A Journey Into the Spirit World and God With Actual Video and Photo Evidence by Becky J. From December 11, 2013 to December 25, 2013 - Come Join Us!

Hello Everyone! I am delighted to announce that Becky J. will be touring the blogosphere to promote her non-fiction paranormal/occult book, Ghost Sanctuary. This is Becky's first virtual book blast blog tour with Pump up Your Book! She will be coming to a blog near you from December 11, to December 25, 2013! Come join us for all the fun!

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

Ghost Sanctuary Book Blast Information:

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.

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.

Purchase Your Copy From Author House!

Becky J. and Pump up Your Book are giving away an Awesome $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Terms and Conditions:
  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $25 Amazon Gift Certificate
  • This giveaway begins December 11 and ends on December 25.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on Thursday, December 26, 2013.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.
Good luck everyone!
ENTER TO WIN!

Ghost Sanctuary Virtual Book Blast Tour Information: 

December 11 - Crystal’s Many Reviews
December 11 - Literal Exposure
December 12 - Literary Winner
December 12 - I’m Shelf-ish
December 13 - Inkslinger’s Opus
December 16 - Mary’s Cup of Tea
December 16 - Book Marketing Buzz
December 17 - Literarily Speaking
December 18 - Between the Covers
December 19 - Review From Here
December 19 - Redroom
December 20 - Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
December 20 - Celticlady’s Reviews
December 23 - The Dark Phantom
December 24 - As the Pages Turn
December 24 - All Inclusive Retort
December 25 - The Writer’s Life
December 25 - Beyond the Books

May you read well and often

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Book Blast For Midnight Masquerade by Marcia Lynn McClure


Hello Everyone! I hope that you're all having a wonderful day today. I'm so glad to welcome Marcia Lynn McClure, author of Midnight Masquerade, to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Ms. McClure is currently on her first Book Blast lasting through most of the month of August. This is also my first Book Blast post ever, so I hope that I do Midnight Masquerade by Marcia Lynn McClure justice.

Ms. McClure is also doing an awesome giveaway - she is giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash 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 Midnight Masquerade:


Stavos Voronin was not as blind-eyed as many nobles and royals. Evony’s physical gestures—even the simplest movement of her hands—revealed that she had not always been destitute. The same was true of the children—of their polished manners and the boy’s knowledge of horses and tendency to be bold and fearless of strangers.

Ah yes, Stavos enjoyed a good mystery. After all, interest in the inexplicable circumstances surrounding the royals of Abawyth was the very thing that had lured him to the kingdom—the enigma of Abawyth’s twelve sleepy princesses. And yet now—now his mind was all the more intrigued. Not only was the obscurity of what had caused the profound and baffling torpidity of Abawyth’s princesses laid out before him, but also he found his curiosity intensely piqued over the riddle surrounding the very lovely Evony and her siblings.

As Stavos strode through the village resting on the outskirts of Abawyth Castle, his mind reeled with possibilities. His musings were drawn back to why he had come to Abawyth at all—to solve the conundrum surrounding the twelve beautiful princesses of Abawyth kingdom—to solve the seemingly impenetrable crux and thereby win the hand of one of Abawyth’s princesses, as his father, King Letholdus of Ethiarien, had commanded.

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About Marcia Lynn McClure:



Marcia Lynn McClure’s intoxicating succession of novels, novellas, and e-books, has established her as one of the most favored and engaging authors of true romance. Her unprecedented forte in weaving captivating stories of western, medieval, regency, and contemporary amour void of brusque intimacy has earned her the title “The Queen of Kissing.”

Marcia, who was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has spent her life intrigued with people, history, love, and romance. A wife, mother, grandmother, family historian, poet, and author, Marcia Lynn McClure spins her tales of splendor for the sake of offering respite through the beauty, mirth, and delight of a worthwhile and wonderful story.

Marcia Lynn McClure & I am a Reader, Not a Writer is giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash!

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May you read well and often

Monday, August 12, 2013

Michael J. Bowler, Author of Children of the Knight, Talks About the Legend of Arthur's Camelot and Its Relevance to 21st Century America

Meet Michael J. Bowler

Michael Bowler is an award-winning author who grew up in San Rafael, California.

He majored in English and Theatre at Santa Clara University and earned a master’s in film production and a second master’s in Special Education. He partnered with two friends as producer, writer, and/or director on several films, most notably “Fatal Images,” “Dead Girls,” “Hell Spa” (later re-edited and titled “Club Dead”), “Things” and “Things II.”

A Boy and His Dragon, published in 2011, is an urban fantasy about a lonely boy in 1970 who discovers both a living dragon and his own true nature, a nature that makes him the most dangerous boy on earth.

A Matter of Time, a Silver Award winner from Reader’s Favorite, was published in 2012. It is a real-world-grounded story of an almost impossible loop in time that leads to undying love and unforgettable heartache.

He has also been a volunteer Big Brother to seven different boys over 29 years with the Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters program and a volunteer within the juvenile justice system in Los Angeles for 28 years. He is a passionate advocate for the fair treatment of children and teens in California, something that is sorely lacking in this state.

Children of the Knight, his most current novel, is likely to be controversial in its themes and conclusions. Those children society tends to reject or ignore or abuse or marginalize, who come in all shapes and sizes – black and white and brown and Asian and Pacific Islander and gang affiliated and gay and straight and those who are confused about their sexuality – are the subject of this book, and the story depicts an adult society that tells these kids, in various ways, that they are of no real value.

You can visit Michael’s website at www.michaeljbowler.com.

Synopsis from Shelfari: According to legend, King Arthur is supposed to return when Britain needs him most. So why does a man claiming to be the once and future king suddenly appear in Los Angeles?

This charismatic young Arthur creates a new Camelot within the City of Angels to lead a crusade of unwanted kids against an adult society that discards and ignores them. Under his banner of equality, every needy child is welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, or gang affiliation.

With the help of his amazing First Knight, homeless fourteen-year-old Lance, Arthur transforms this ragtag band of rejected children and teens into a well-trained army—the Children of the Knight. Through his intervention, they win the hearts and minds of the populace at large, and gain a truer understanding of themselves and their worth to society. But seeking more rights for kids pits Arthur and the children squarely against the rich, the influential, and the self-satisfied politicians who want nothing more than to maintain the status quo.

Can
right truly overcome might? Arthur’s hopeful young knights are about to find out, and the City of Angels will never be the same.

Coming to Amazon 

on 20 June 2013!

I would like to welcome Michael J. Bowler, author of Children of the Knight to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Mr. Bowler was kind enough to write a guest post for me and here it is below in his own words:

'Arthur's Camelot and Its Relevance to 21st Century America'
by Michael J. Bowler

The story of King Arthur and his Round Table of knights has great relevance to modern America in the 21st Century, especially within the context of my new novel, Children of the Knight.

First of all, the Britain of Arthur’s time was a fractured, divisive land with disparate groups of peoples like the Gauls, the Gales, the Normans and others vying for power and prestige. In America today, many in the public sector make their livelihood and base their political survival on pitting this group against that group or this race against that one and they never allow for real unity because with unity might come an end to said public person’s career and funding base. In simpler terms, divisiveness is profitable.

When Arthur became High King of Britain his first order of business was to unite all the distinct groups warring against him and each other, which he eventually did through numerous costly battles. However, once done, he had to keep the peace, so as he tells young Lance in Children of the Knight, “I gave them all a purpose in life other than hating one another.” He brings that same purpose to the warring gangs and unrelated street kids he recruits as his new Round Table in the newly released novel.

America of today has systematically failed her children in every area of life, from education to criminal justice to media influences. The one-size-must-fit-all-or-you-can-get-out approach to modern public education is disgusting and antithetical to human nature. Since we can never all be the same, what happens to those kids who just don’t “fit” that one size? They drop out, join gangs or crews, do drugs, make babies they can’t take care of, and engage in all manner of anti-social behaviors they have learned from adults.And what about the war adults have waged against gay youth with their preposterous notion that these kids willingly made a choice to love someone of the same gender and thus willingly chose the hate, mockery, bullying, and marginalization that go with being gay in America today. Let’s face it, there are a lot of stupid, selfish people in this country, and kids are paying the price.

In my book, Arthur returns from Avalon and finds all of this discarded and wasted “might” at his disposal, kids no one else wants, most of them boys with a lot of potential energy within them for good or ill. There are a lot of homeless girls on the streets, as well, but most gangs are male-dominated because of the sense of empowerment these usually poor, ethnic, marginalized kids desperately seek. Before Arthur, all the combined might of these gangs and street youth has been directed toward the detriment of society because that’s all they’ve been taught by the adult world that raised them. They make war on each other and on the innocent. But Arthur comes along and teaches them discipline through mastery of swordplay and archery, and he convinces them, as he convinced the various factions all those centuries ago in Britain, to put aside their own petty rivalries and use their collected might for right in order to finally gain the power they had previously sought through violence and mayhem.

Arthur’s objective is to win the approval and support of the voting public and use that support to take on the feckless, self-absorbed politicians who run Los Angeles. From LA the crusade will then move on to all of California and then to the country as a whole. Its ultimate goal: restoration of the right of children to be children, and human beings,and not the mere property of adults. Will he succeed? You have to read the book to find out.

Oh, and why did Arthur come to America rather than Britain? Since his purpose is to save childhood it is also, by extension, to save this most promising child of Britain from itself. After all, a country that fails its children is ultimately doomed to assume a well-earned place on the scrap heap of history.

Michael J. Bowler, author of Children of the Knight 
You can visit Michael’s website at www.michaeljbowler.com.

May you read well and often

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Introducing Keeper of Reign by Emma Right!

Meet Emma Right 

Emma Right is a happy wife and homeschool mother of five living in the Pacific West Coast of the USA. Besides running a busy home, and looking after their five pets, which includes two cats, two bunnies and a Long-haired dachshund, she also writes stories for her children. When she doesn’t have her nose in a book, she is telling her kids to get theirs in one. Right worked as a copywriter for two major advertising agencies and won several awards, including the prestigious Clio Award for her ads, before she settled down to have children.

Visit Emma Right at her home site and blog for tips and ideas about books, homeschooling, bible devotions, and author helps of various sorts: www.emmaright.com and follow her on facebook emma.right.author or her fanpage on facebook.com/keeperofreign

Keeper of Reign by Emma Right (2013)
Length: 340 pages
Purchase your copy from Amazon!

Keeper of Reign Blurb:

Sixteen year old Jules Blaze, heir of a Keeper, suspects his family hides a forgotten secret. It's bad enough that his people, the Elfies of Reign, triggered a curse which reduced the entire inhabitants to a mere inch centuries ago. All because of one Keeper who failed his purpose. Even the King's Books, penned with the Majesty's own blood, did not help ward off this anathema. 

Now, Gehzurolle, the evil lord, and his armies of Scorpents, seem bent on destroying Jules and his family. Why? Gehzurolle's agents hunt for Jules as he journeys into enemy land to find the truth. Truth that could save him and his family, and possibly even reverse the age-long curse. Provided Jules doesn't get himself killed first.

May you read well and often

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Blog Tour For Tale Spins by Michael Mullin From December 16, 2013 to January 21, 2014 - Come Join Us!

Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Michael Mullin will be touring the blogosphere to promote his fairy tale trilogy Tale Spins. This virtual book tour is being hosted by I'm a Reader, Not a Writer and will last from December 16, 2013 to January 21, 2014!

The author is also doing two awesome giveaways during this tour - the first one, open to the US only, is for a Tale Spins Prize Package Blog Tour Giveaway - and the second, is for a $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash. Be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter forms below, and I wish you all the very best of good luck in taking part!

Tale Spins Blog Tour Information:

Meet Michael Mullin

Michael Mullin is a native New Englander living in Pasadena. He is the author of TaleSpins, a trilogy of alternative fairy tales and retellings for YA readers. TaleSpins stories (in the 1-book collection) are “8: The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf”; “The Plight and Plot of Princess Penny”; and “Jack’d”. Michael is also the co-author of the successful Larry Gets Lost children’s book series. His screenplay Zooing Time was recognized by the WGA’s Written By magazine. Before all this writing, he taught preschool and college, two positions he found disconcertingly similar.

Connect and Socialize with Michael!


About Tale Spins:

A trilogy of alternative fairytales and retellings. Discover the real Snow White story through the eyes of Creepy, the unknown 8th dwarf! Meet a teen princess who hires “The Frog Prince” witch to get revenge on a Mean Girl at school! And learn how the giant, boy thief and magic beans tale truly went down!

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Michael Mullin and I am a Reader, Not a Writer is giving away a Tale Spins Prize Pack and an Awesome $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash!

Giveaway #1 - Tale Spins Prize Pack - Open to US Only



Giveaway #2 - $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash - Ends 1/21/14

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


Tale Spins Book Publicity Tour Schedule:


December 16th
Interview at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
Spotlight at Emma Michaels
Spotlight at My Love for Reading Keeps Growing
Spotlight at Emeraldfire's Bookmark
December 17th
Review at Sarah Aisling
Spotlight at Paranormal Book Club
Review at Book Reviews From a Christian Gal
Spotlight at Fae Books

December 18th
Spotlight at A Blog Hop Place for Books
Review The Bookshelf Gargoyle
Guest Post at Gustosa Giveaways

December 19th
Review at Mel’s Shelves
Spotlight at Bookworm Lisa
Review at Readalot
Review at Doodles, Doodles Everywhere

December 20th
Review at Cover2CoverBlog
Review at Our Wolves Den
Review at Hide the Matches

January 7th
Review at Shelf Full of Books
Review at Hot Off the Shelves
Spotlight at MyLadyWeb: Women Authors and Women’s History
Review at A Casual Reader’s Blog

January 8th
Review at Tifferz and Her Sisterz Book Reviewz
Review at Mom With A Kindle
Review at fuonlyknew

January 9th
Review at Mythical Books
Spotlight at Kelly P’s Blog
Review at My Portable Library
Review at Taffy’s Writing

January 10th
Review at The Muse Unleashed
Review at Book Lover's Life
Review at Spiced Latte Reads
Review at Savings in Seconds

January 11th
Review at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
Review at Bibliophilia, Please

January 12th
Tens List at Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
Review at Once Upon a YA Book

January 13th
Review at alwaysjoart
Interview at BookHounds YA
Spotlight at From the Bootheel Cotton Patch
Review at Vonnie’s Reading Corner

January 15th
Review at StoreyBook Reviews
Review at Min Reads and Reviews
Review at Author Janiera Eldridge
Spotlight at Literary Winner
Review at Brooke Blogs
Review at Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys
Spotlight at 3 Partners in Shopping - Nana, Mommy and Sissy Too!

January 17th
Review at Sher A. Hart: Written Art
Spotlight at Pieces of Whimsy
Review at Author Cindy C Bennett
Review at Katie’s Clean Book Collection
Spotlight at Amethyst Daydreams


Praise for Tale Spins:

Not usually enamoured of either re-tellings or poetry I was totally taken aback by just how much I relished this trilogy of alternative fairytales and re-tellings aimed at the Young Adult market. ~ Tracy (Goodreads)

TaleSpins was like walking into a vintage store and finding a true treasure. This book takes the fairytales we all grew up on and gives them an interesting and modernized version that I enjoyed. ~ Rose (Goodreads)

May you read well and often

Friday, August 9, 2013

Introducing Deviltry Afoot by Carol Pritt!

Meet Carol Pritt

Carol Pritt lives in the northeast Ohio. She has a large family and enjoys reading, writing, spending time her family and pet.

She has a Associate Degree in Pre-Professional Journalism and a Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Lorain County Community College.

Deviltry Afoot is her first book.

You can visit Carol Pritt’s website at deviltryafoot.com


Deviltry Afoot by Carol Pritt (2013)
Length: 206 pages
Purchase your copy from Amazon!

Deviltry Afoot Blurb:

A mother’s love is a powerful force of nature.

Tina’s daughter is savagely murdered. Tina comes to know the police won’t be able to solve the crime because the answers are to be found in the supernatural realm and sets out determined to find answers herself.

Donald chose evil when he was a living being. Brought back to spirit he continues spreading terror.

As Tina explores, others come to know that something outside the norm is at work in Pendale.

Will the power of love bring light overcoming the spreading darkness?

Will Becky be able to rest in peace?

Deviltry Afoot Excerpt:

Deep into an uneasy dream Tina’s face was twisted in consternation. Dan had not stayed over this evening. She’d told him she needed time to gather strength and come to grips with what lay ahead. He’d looked hurt. She knew he could not understand her need to be alone at such a time.

He offered to sit up with her all night. She told him she was wrung out; she would be able to sleep a bit. She longed to fall into unconsciousness and to block all thought.

Her bedroom felt airless. The little clock on her nightstand seemed to have a very loud tick tonight. The dials revealed it to be 1:00 pm. 

Still asleep Tina shifted her weight to lie on her back. Her heavy cotton nightgown became bunched up under the small of her back. Suddenly she brought up her hands folding them over her chest in the position that the dead are laid out.

Beads of sweat broke out on her face, although the temperature in her room was a cool sixty-four degrees. She was carrying groceries to her car in a dark parking lot. Behind her there was a small convenience store. It was lit up. The buildings light stopped at the front of the building.

Tina tossed her bag of groceries into the passenger side of the seat. Just as she lifted her leg to get in behind the wheel she thought of her mother. She’d yell up a storm if she could see her now. As a teen Tina was lectured countless times about getting into a car alone. First check out the back seat to make sure no one was lurking there, she could still her mom stress.

Tina sat her leg back down on the pavement. She opened the back door. All clear. She slid into the front seat closing her door and rolling down her window most of the way. Glancing out her open window she began to shake all over.

Two hands with long tapered fingers suddenly grasp the window! As if in slow motion a hooded figure raised itself! Her door was flung open wide. It pushed her backward sending her sprawling across the seat.

She was immobile from fear. The thing lowered itself to her feet. It covered her with its form inch by inch. Its dark cloak was spread wide to enfold her completely.

Her heart thumped so hard she felt ready to pass out praying she would. It was up to her head now. Tina was so cold it was as if she were entombed within a block of ice. The smell of decay surrounding her was so rank she could not catch a good breath.

The hood slipped back a bit. She could not decipher its features clearly. She could only make out black pinpoint eyes. Drool oozed from its mouth. A great gob of spittle plunked down on her forehead. She let out a scream.

She thought she’d cried out, and awoken. It was actually only phase two. Still dreaming she thanked the Lord that it was only a nightmare.

Lights flickered from the traffic through her drapes. Something in the room didn’t feel right. The sheet was shifting downward of its own accord. Two hands grasp the foot of the bed as a cloaked figure crawled up and over her! She surrendered herself up to it.

She was entirely passive until sirens from a passing rescue unit brought her to an actual waking state ending her ordeal. Rest would elude her the remainder of the night. She sighed and got up from the bed. First light would signal the start of her greatest trial. She must commend her only offspring to eternal rest.


May you read well and often

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Carol Pritt - Deviltry Afoot

26. Deviltry Afoot by Carol Pritt (2013)
Length: 202 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 4 August 2013
Finished: 7 August 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 29 July 2013
Why do I have it? I like horror and Carol Pritt is a new author for me.

When Becky Sanders is brutally murdered, her mother Tina is devastated and vows to find her killer and bring them to justice. Little does Tina Sanders realize that her daughter's murder is only the beginning in a reign of terror for the tiny town of Pendale. Seeking justice for Becky, Tina starts her own investigation of these gruesome murders; which ultimately leads her into the supernatural realm. For all signs point Tina toward an seeming impossibility - the murderer is one Donald Fate, a merciless assailant who apparently died in 1961.

The police have no tangible clues to go on, and are understandably reluctant to accept Tina's claim that their perpetrator is a phantom. To the detective in charge of Becky Sanders' case, Tina is just a grieving mother who is chasing intangible ghosts in order to deal with her daughter's death. As terror spreads through Pendale, Tina begins to wonder if a mother's love alone is strong enough to defeat such a dreadful and demonic evil.

I quite enjoyed reading this book; I found the story to be extremely scary, and the ending was a satisfyingly creepy cliff hanger for me. If I did have one tiny complaint about the book though, it would be that my copy had a number of spelling and punctuation errors throughout the story that made it slightly irritating for me to read. However, this may be just an isolated occurrence that I discovered.

Overall, I give Deviltry Afoot by Carol Pritt an A! In my opinion, this book was a very commendable debut from a promising author, and I look forward to reading more from Carol Pritt in the future.

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

Monday, August 5, 2013

Book Blast Blog Tour For Dear Friend: The Power of Pen Pals and Journaling by Cheri DeGroot From December 11, 2013 to December 25, 2013 - Come Join Us!

Hello Everyone! I am delighted to announce that Cheri DeGroot will be touring the blogosphere to promote her non-fiction humanities book, Dear Friend. This is Cheri's first virtual book blast blog tour with Pump up Your Book! She will be coming to a blog near you from December 11, to December 25, 2013! Come join us for all the fun!

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

Dear Friend Book Blast Information: 

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.

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.

Purchase Your Copy From IUniverse!


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

Terms and Conditions:

  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $25 Amazon Gift Certificate
  • This giveaway begins December 11 and ends on December 25.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on Thursday, December 26, 2013.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.
Good luck everyone!
ENTER TO WIN!



Dear Friend Virtual Book Blast Tour Information:

December 11 Ali’s Books
December 11 Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
December 11 Satisfaction for the Insatiable Reader
December 11 Moonlight, Lace and Mayhem
December 12 I’m Shelf-ish
December 12 Svetlana’s Reads and Views
December 13 Blooming with Books
December 13 As the Pages Turn
December 16 Hanging Off the Wire
December 17 Lighthouse Academy
December 17 Between the Covers
December 18 Books, Books the Magical Fruit
December 18 The Writer’s Life
December 19 Redroom
December 19 Icefairy’s Treasure Chest
December 20 The Book Rack
December 20 - Plug Your Book
December 20 - Library of Clean Reads
December 23 Maureen's Musings
December 23 Crystal’s Many Reviews
December 24 Literary Winner
December 25 Celticlady’s Reviews
December 25 - Review From Here

May you read well and often