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Introducing The Diabolist by Layton Green!

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Meet Layton Green
In addition to writing, Layton attended law school in New Orleans and was a practicing attorney for the better part of a decade (even though he still resents having cut his hair for that first interview). He has also been an intern for the United Nations, an ESL teacher in Central America, a bartender in London, a seller of cheap knives on the streets of Brixton, a door-to-door phone book deliverer, and the list goes downhill from there.

He has traveled to more than fifty countries, lived in a number of them, and has a burning desire to see every country, city, beach, moor, castle, cemetery, twisted street and far flung dot on the map. Religion and cults, as well as all things spiritual and supernatural, have also been a lifelong interest. Combine the travel and the religion with fifteen years of Japanese Jujitsu training, and the Dominic Grey Series was born.

His latest book is The Diabolist.

Visit his website at www.laytongreen.com.


The Diabolist by Layton Green …

Introducing Lion's Head Deception by Chuck Waldron!

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Meet Chuck Waldron
Chuck Waldron’s latest novel, Lion's Head Deception, is a dystopian story about an investigative blogger who uncovers more than he ever imagines...and has no idea what to do with his discovery.

An investigative blogger uncovers a sinister conspiracy, a billionaire's plan backed by select government officials, designed to exterminate citizens who do not live up to a predetermined screening matrix; under the guise of rioting and a destabilized city, the plan is implemented and the blogger fights not only to discover and reveal the truth, but to survive.

"I grew up," Chuck said, "listening to my grandfather, an Ozark Mountain story teller, spinning tales of the caves on his farm, describing them as hiding places once used by the Jesse & Frank James' gang. It didn't matter if the stories were true or not. Those legends set fire to my imagination, creating images that emerged slowly over the years, finally igniting as my short stories…

Chuck Waldron - Lion's Head Deception

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40. Lion's Head Deception by Chuck Waldron(2013)
Length: 317 pages
Genre: Contemporary Mystery
Started: 23 October 2013
Finished: 26 October 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 10 August 2013
Why do I have it? I like contemporary mysteries and Chuck Waldron is a new author for me.

Matt Tremain discovers a passion for writing blogs. He considers himself an investigative blogger, bound to discover the truth; and even though he has a rather small readership, they're faithful followers of his blog Vérité. When he is warned of a diabolical scheme, and the tipster is subsequently killed in a car accident, Matt is convinced that a true conspiracy is at work. 

An investigative television reporter and her cameraman may be potential partners or rivals. A detective offers his assistance, but Matt is unsure of his motivation. Soon, Matt Tremain and his friends are forced to g…

Book Blast For A Light in Dark Places by Jennifer Graves and Emily Clawson

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Hello Everyone! I hope that you're all having a wonderful day today. I'm so glad to welcome Jennifer Graves and Emily Clawson, authors of A Light in Dark Places, to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Ms. Graves and Ms. Clawson are currently on a Book Blast tour with I'm a Reader, Not a Writerlasting through thelast part of the month of October. This is also my fourth Book Blast post ever, but I still hope that I do A Light in Dark Places by Jennifer Graves and Emily Clawson justice.

The authors are also doing a giveaway - they are giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card/Paypal Cash to one lucky winner at the end of their 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 A Light in Dark Places:

In December, 2009, Susan Cox Powell was reported missing from her home in West Valley City, Utah. As law enforcement tried to piece together what had happened to Susan, her husband, Josh Powell, became the only pe…

Mayra Calvani - Dark Lullaby

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39. Dark Lullaby by Mayra Calvani (2011)
Length: 176 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 17 October 2013
Finished: 21 October 2013
Where didit come from? Many thanks to Dorothy at Pump up Your Bookand Mayra Calvani 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 horror and Mayra Calvani is a new author for me.

In a tavern one Friday night, astrophysicist Gabriel Diaz meets a mysterious young woman. Captivated by her ethereal beauty as well as her views on good and evil, he spends the next several days with her. Soon, however, he begins to notice a strangeness in her, especially the perverse way she seems to take pleasure in toying with his conscience.

The young woman, Kamilah, invites him to Rize, Turkey, where she claims her family owns a cottage in the woods. Despite a heavy workload, and the disturbing nightmares and visions he's having about his sister's baby that's due to be born soon, Gabriel agrees …

Blog Tour For Loving in Time by A. E. Kirk From March 3, 2014 to March 28, 2014 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that A. E. Kirk will be touring the blogosphere to promote her romantic sci-fi Loving in Time. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up Your Book and will last from March 3, to March 28, 2014!

Loving in Time Blog Tour Information:
Meet A. E. Kirk
Abi Kirk is a writer of sorts. Mostly she writes about fantasy or science-fiction for young adults and or horror for adults. After teaching and travelling most of Asia in 2012 and early 2013, Abi now lives in Devon, UK and is constantly inspired by the views of the sloping, idyllic landscapes around her.

She got her inspiration to write this book while competing for a Writers Competition on Wattpad in 2011, and after coming in joint second, Abi was guided by her fans and readers to seek out publishers.

Her first published book, Loving In Time, can be found on the Amazon UK and Pegasus Publishers websites for those who live outside of the UK.

If you want to contact Abi and see the other t…

Introducing Ghost Brother and The Banshee and the Witch by Kathryn Meyer Griffith!

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Hello everyone! With Halloween coming up soon, I have a real treat for you all! Starting on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 and going on until Thursday, October 24, 2013, Kathryn Meyer Griffith's spooky short story Ghost Brotherwill be available to download for free from Amazon.

Then from Friday, October 25, 2013 until Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - The Banshee and the Witch, another one of Kathryn Meyer Griffith's spooky short stories - will also be free to download from Amazon. You may download each of these short stories separately, or all together in one book - Four Spooky Short Stories. 

Meet Kathryn Meyer Griffith
Kathryn Meyer Griffith has been a writer for over 42 years and has had 18 novels, 2 novellas and 12 short stories published with Zebra Books, Leisure Books, Avalon Books, The Wild Rose Press, Damnation Books/Eternal Press since 1984; and now also Amazon Publishing and Amazon Kindle in the horror/romantic horror/suspense/time-travel and murder mystery genres. And her roman…

Joseph Spencer, Author of The Sons of Darkness Series, Talks About the Inspiration Behind Wrage

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Meet Joseph Spencer

As a boy, Joseph Spencer immersed himself in the deductive logic of Sherlock Holmes, the heroic crime fighting of Batman and Spider-Man, and a taste for the tragic with dramas from poets like Shakespeare and Homer.
Before Joseph took to spinning his own tales, he pursued a career in print sports journalism, graduating summa cum laude from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He covered such events as NASCAR’s Subway 500 race in Martinsville, the NBA Draft Camp in Chicago, the Junior College World Series, and Minor League Baseball’s Midwest League All-Star Game during a ten-year career throughout the Midwest. Now, he works as an emergency telecommunications specialist with an Illinois police department. The combination of years of writing experience with a background working with law enforcement professionals gave rise to his writing aspirations.

Joseph was married to Dr. Amy (Waggoner) Spencer, an accomplished veterinary doctor, on March 14, 2012…

Joseph Spencer - Wrage

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38. Wrage by Joseph Spencer (2013)
The Sons of Darkness Series Book 2
Length: 293 pages
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Started: 12 October 2013
Finished: 16 October 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 paranormal mysteries and had read and enjoyed Grim by the same author in the past. 

As more dark secrets come to light, the battle for souls pushes the town of Prairieville, Illinois to the brink of war in both the living and supernatural realms. When Jeff Wrage swears a blood oath to Abaddon, the supernatural avenger of murder victims, in order to hunt the crooked cop who butchered his wife, their pact throws the supernatural realm into chaos. Seeing thedeath of Cyrus Black as his opportunity to restore the Marino family stronghold over the Prairieville organized crime scene and thus install himself as mob kingpin, Orlando Marino unleashes a…

Tyler Whitesides - Janitors: Secrets of New Forest Academy

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37. Janitors: Secrets of New Forest Academy by Tyler Whitesides (2012)
The Janitors Series Book 2
Length: 367 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Started: 13 September 2013
Finished: 11 October 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Cheryl at Shadow Mountain Publishing for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 5 August 2013
Why do I have it? I like fantasy and have read and enjoyed Janitors by the same author in the past.

In an epic battle which practically destroyed Welcher Elementary School, sixth graders Spencer Zumbro and Daisy Gates along with the wizard-like Rebel Janitors temporarily vanquished the Bureau of Educational Maintenance. However, the battle against Toxites - the small creatures that love to feed off the brainwaves of students - continues. Now Spencer, Daisy, and even Dez must fight to save schools everywhere - although Toxites are only the beginning of their troubles.

The Bureau of Educational Maintenance is hunting for Spencer, so the Re…

Book Blast Blog Tour For Gods of War by Storm Kesocascay From March 3, 2014 to March 14, 2014 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am delighted to announce that Storm Kesocascay will be touring the blogosphere to promote his young adult book, Gods of War. This is Storm's first virtual book blast blog tour with Pump up Your Book! He will be coming to a blog near you from March 3, to March 14, 2014! Come join us for all the fun!

Mr. Kesocascay is also doing an awesome giveaway - he is giving away a $25 Amazon Giftcard to one lucky winner at the end of his 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!

Gods of War Book Blast Information:
Meet Storm Kesocascay
Storm Kesocascay is a 16-year old teacher for the online website italki.com for Turkish, English and Japanese. His long-time dream was to become an author and a music artist.

Storm is a student at Parkview High School living in Springfield, Missouri.

Currently, he is still working on his debut album and finished his debut book Gods of War and is working on …

Introducing Sacrifice by Jennifer Quintenz!

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To celebrate the release of Jennifer Quintenz's young adult Paranormal Romance, Sacrifice - the third book in her Daughters of Lilith Series - on January 31, 2014, Ms. Quintenz will be hosting a Goodreads Giveawayof three print copies until February 15, 2014. Sign up for a chance to win! I wish you all the very best of good luck in taking part! :)

Meet Jennifer Quintenz
Jennifer Quintenz is an award winning film and television writer, author, and graphic novelist. She has written for Twentieth Television, Intrepid Pictures, and Archaia Studios Press. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.

Connect and Socialize with Jennifer!
Website * Facebook * Twitter * Goodreads

Thrall by Jennifer Quintenz (2012) Length: 304 pages Purchase your copy from Amazon!
Thrall Blurb:
Braedyn is a normal girl just trying to survive high school with her two devoted friends, Royal and Cassie. Together they're doing a pretty good job of shrugging off the slings and arrows cast their way by the popu…

Blog Tour For Fog City Strangler by Greg Messel From February 3, 2014 to March 28, 2014 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Greg Messel will be touring the blogosphere to promote his mystery/romance Fog City Strangler. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up YourBook and will last from February 3, to March 28, 2014!

Mr. Messel is also doing an awesome giveaway - he is giving away a three book set of his Sam SlaterMystery Series (Last of the Seals, Deadly Plunge, and San Francisco Secrets) and a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form below, and I wish you all the very best of good luck in taking part!

Fog City Strangler Blog Tour Information: 

Meet Greg Messel
Greg Messel grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and now lives in Edmonds, Washington on the Puget Sound with his wife, Carol. Fog City Strangler is his seventh novel and is the fourth in a new series of Sam Slater mystery novels. Greg has lived in Oregon, Washington, California, Wyoming and Utah and has always loved writing, including stints as a reporter, column…

Hope Ramsay - Last Chance Summer: A Short Story

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36. Last Chance Summer: A Short Story by Hope Ramsay (2013)
The Last Chance Series Book 5.5
Length: 49 pages
Genre: Short Story
Started/Finished: 2 October 2013
Where did it come from? From Netgalley
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 9 August 2013
Why do I have it? I like short stories and Hope Ramsay is a new author for me.

It just wouldn't be summer without a visit to the annual Watermelon Festival which takes place every August. Single mom Amanda Wright is looking forward to spending a carefree day eating funnel cakes and sipping sweet tea. But with her inquisitive son, Ethan, and elderly grandmother in tow, Amanda's not really in the mood for carnival rides or the kissing booth; that is until she hears a charming, funny voice over the loudspeaker.

Grant Trumbull is the new DJ at the local radio station, and with his deep, booming cadence, he sets all the ladies of the church auxiliary's hearts aflutter. Even without seeing his face, Amanda can't help but wonder…

Lolita Lopez - Dead Sexy Dragon

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35. Dead Sexy Dragon by Lolita Lopez (2013)
The Dragon Heat Series Book 1
Length: 94 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Started: 30 September 2013
Finished: 1 October 2013
Where did it come from? From Netgalley
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 9 August 2013
Why do I have it? I like paranormal romance and Lolita Lopez is a new author for me.

The last thing that Stig Wyvern needs is a distraction - especially tonight. He is a dragon shape shifter, minutes away from entering a mating phase, when his dead friend's little sister shows up on his doorstep in tears. Sharing his isolated house with the young woman he's secretly lusted after for quite some time is sure to be a recipe for disaster.

But Cora Cardenas has nowhere else to go. She's gotten herself in deep trouble with some very dangerous people and Stig is the only one who can protect her.That he's seriously sexy and makes her tingle with the simplest of smiles is an added bonus.

Cora quickly realizes Stig is hiding some…

Reading Wrap-up For September at Emeraldfire's Bookmark

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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 September 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 authors, Netgalley and Amazon

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 :))
- If It's Broken, Don't Fix It: A Candid Look at Our Complacent Education Systemby Sinhue Noriega
- I, Walter by Mike Hartner
- Janitorsby Tyler Whitesides
- Blackmoore: A Proper Romanceby Julianne Donaldson
- The Enchantedby Elaine Cantrell

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
- She Can Scream by Melinda Leigh
- Daughter of Camelot by Glynis Cooney
- Poison Town: A Novel by Creston Mapes
- Dead Romans by D…