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.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on Monday, November 25, 2013.
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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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  • 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 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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Reading Wrap-up For October 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 October 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 Netgalley, Amazon, authors and Smashwords.

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 :))
- Dead Sexy Dragon by Lolita Lopez
- Last Chance Summer: A Short Story by Hope Ramsay
- Janitors: Secrets of New Forest Academy by Tyler Whitesides
- Wrage by Joseph Spencer
- Dark Lullaby by Mayra Calvani
- Lion's Head Deception by Chuck Waldron

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
- Searching For Someday by Jennifer Probst
- Unspoken by Dee Henderson
- The Great English Short-Story Writers: Volume 1 by Frank Richard Stockton
- Maelyn by Anita Valle 
- Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective by Christine Amsden
- Forbidden: Discover the Legend by Tina Smith
- Fever: Many Are Born, Few Are Reborn by Tina Smith
- Night Fall: What Rises Must Fall by Tina Smith
- Redemption by C. J. Barry
- Hard to Handle by Jessica Lemmon
- King's Warrior by Jenelle Leanne Schmidt
- Sweet Karoline by Catherine Astolfo
- My Boyfriend Merlin by Priya Ardis
- Rex Rising by Chrystalla Thoma
- Amethyst by Lauren Royal
- An Untold Want by Sara Stark
- Don't Cry Over Killed Milk: A Damon Lassard Dabbling Detective Mystery by Stephen Kaminski
- The God Decrees by Mark E. Cooper
- The Unpleasant Neighbor by A. B. Stonebridge
- See No Evil by Cat Byrd
- She Belongs to Me by Carmen DeSousa
- MacKenzie Family Christmas: The Perfect Gift by Jennifer Ashley
- Let Them Eat Cake: A Novel by Sandra Byrd
- Trust by Tim Mettey
- Divinity and the Python by Bonnie Randall
- The Key to Lawrence by Linda Cargill
- Red Chrysanthemum by Henry F. Mazel 
- A Note of Scandal by Nicky Penttila
- An Untitled Lady by Nicky Penttila
- Heirs and Spares by J. L. Spohr
- Where's Sandra? by J. C. Peterson
- The Sixth by Avery Hays
- The She Code by Chris Marie Green
- Secret Words by Miranda P. Charles
- Dinosaur Lake (Audio Book) by Kathryn Meyer Griffith
- The Wifi Mystery by Z. N. Victor
- First Impressions by David DeLee
- Hook and Peter by Doram Jacoby
- Old Flames, Burned Hands by Tim McGregor
- Liberty Begins by Leigh James
- Lush: A Young Adult Dystopian Novel by S. L. Baum
- Muted: A Short Story in Verse by Jessica Bell
- Max and the Gatekeeper by James Todd Cochrane and Susan K. Szepanski
- Ghost in the Machine by Ed James
- The Scoundrel's Secret Siren by Daphne du Bois
- Be Careful What You Wish For by Tori Brooks
- All I Want For Christmas is You by Lisa Mondello

- A Rendezvous to Die For by Betty MacMahon
- The Riddles of Hillgate by Zoey and Claire Kane
- Back on Murder by Mark J. Bertrand
- Cursed by Darkness by Anna Sanders
- Secret Seekers Society and the Beast of Bladenboro by J. L. Hickey
- Angelfire by Hanna Peach
- Shadowheart-Slayer by Claudy Conn
- Corona of Blue by Brandon Berntson
- Relative Malice by Marla Madison
- Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes by Denise Grover Swank
- With This Ring by Patricia Kay
- Moving Forward by Erika Ashby
- The Time Keeper by Trish Albright
- Defender: The Sanctuary Series by Robert J. Crane
- Dragon Wars: A Dragon Wars Novella by Rich Scribes
- Brightest Kind of Darkness: A Young Adult Paranormal Romance by P. T. Michelle
- Wander Dust by Michelle Warren
- Element, Part I by C. M. Doporto
- Too Close: The Beauty in Between by Lilliana Anderson
- Jenny Pox by J. L. Bryan
- Black Diamond by Jennifer Loiske
- Hour of the Wolf by Andrius B. Tapinas
- The Circle of Sorcerers: A Mages of Bloodmyr Novel by Brian Kittrell
- The Sunset Prophecy by P. J. Day
- The Distant Shore by Mariam Kobras
- Strength: Mark of Nexus by Carrie Butler
- The Psalter by Galen Watson
- Choice of Weapon by C. Marten-Zerf
Redeeming Grace: Murder at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue by Ward Tanneberg
- A Light in Dark Places by Jennifer Graves and Emily Clawson
- In the Company of Wolves: Thinning the Herd by James Michael Larranaga
- Coven by Charlotte Browne
- Dreamer by Phillip Davidson
- Blood Forest by Jonathan Taylor
- Discovery by Dave Renol
- The Magic Wakes by Charity Bradford
- The Room Beyond by Stephanie Elmas
- The Bosnian Garden: A Short Story by Brendan Walsh
- Walking Toward the Light by Karen Scarpulla
- The Flight of the Griffin by C. M. Gray
- The Crystal Ordeal: Legends of Leone by M. G. Dekle
- The Wild Place by Barbara Goodheart
- Indisputable Proof by Gary Williams and Vicky Knerly
- Another Man's Treasure by Anna Kittrell
- The Music Box by Heather Meyer
- White Balance by Ainslie Paton
- The Angel's Covenant by Lynn Landes
- Curse of the Beast by Ashley Lavering
- Tortured Memory by Lawrence Gold
- No Game For a Dame by M. Ruth Myers
- Freddy's House by David Jester
- Welcome to Moon Hill by Anthony J. Rapino
- Jack: The Tale of Frost by Tony Bertauski
- The Diabolist by Layton Green
- Love Waltzes In by Alana Albertson
- The Seduction of Lady Phoebe by Ella Quinn
- Fallen by Katie Barber
- Spellbound: Book One of the Chronicles of Aronshae by J. K. Barber
- The Emperor's Edge by Lindsay Buroker 
- Love and the Goddess by Mary Elizabeth Coen
- Five, Six...Grab Your Crucifix by Willow Rose
- Screaming to be Solved by Lauren Hope
- The Devil's Grin by Annelie Wendeberg
- Heating up the Holidays by Lisa Renee Jones, Mary Ann Rivers and Serena Bell
- The Tempest Murders by P. M. Terrell  
- Untethered by Katie Hayoz
- In Dreams by James Eddy
- Red Tide by Peg Brantley
- Burying the Truth by Ethan Jones
- The Ambassador's Wife by Jake Needham
- Voices of the Soul by Rene Folsom
- Take a Deep Breath by Shar Dimick
- The Day the World Went Orange: A Darwin's Children Short Story by Natasha Larry
- A Chain of Flames by Tony Cleaver
- Mama B: A Time to Speak by Michelle Stimpson
- To be With You by Opal Mellon
- Coyote Jack and the Bluebirds by Paul Bisson
- Amanda in the Summer by Brenda Whiteside
- The Darkness of Shadows by Chris Little
- Masquerade by Cambria Hebert
- Sycamore by Craig A. Falconer
- Daring Masquerade by Margaret Tanner 
- Vamp's Eve by Jez Strider
- Keep me Ghosted by Karen Cantwell
- Coco Pinchard's Big Fat Tipsy Wedding: A Funny Feel-Good Romantic Comedy by Robert Bryndza
- The Admirer's Secret by Pamela Crane
- Footnote to Murder by L. A. Taylor
- The Devil Was an Angel by J. L. Murray
- Raising the Darkness by Chris Marie Green
- Attrition: The First Act of Penance by S. G. Night
- Awakening: Book One of the Geis by Christy Dorrity
- A Taste of Silver by S. B. Roozenboom
- 1816 Candles: A Time After Time Novella by Amanda Brice
- The Medium by C. J. Archer
- The MacKinnon Curse by J. A. Templeton
- The Deepest Cut by J. A. Templeton
- Ignite by Kaitlyn Davis
- Trouble in Mudbug by Jana DeLeon
- Haunted on Bourbon Street by Deanna Chase
- The Smell of Leather by O. J. O'Connell
- The Silent Deal: The Card Game Book 1 by Levi Stack
- No Cure For Murder by Lawrence Gold
- Power in the Blood by Michael Lister
- Homecoming by Scott Langrel
- A Death Displaced by Andrew Butcher
- Eyes Like Sky and Coal and Moonlight by Cat Rambo
- Diary of the Gone by Ivan Amberlake
- Eye of the Beholder by Jackie Weger
- Secret Shopper by Tanya Taimanglo
- Cosecha: The Borderlands by Ray Zacek
- The Marathon Murders by Chester D. Campbell
- Where the Teddy Bears Have Their Picnic by C. M. Adams
- Curse of the Druid King by Graham Clark
- The Park by Shane Jeffery
- The Escort by Gina Robinson
- Blood in the Past by Jordanna East
- Storm Damage by John A. A. Logan
- Calling me Back, Again by Laura Haley-McNeil
- Epiphany by Christina Jean Michaels
- Retribution by Charles R. Stubbs
- A Touch to Die For by Brian D. Meeks
- The Nuclear Suitcase by Joel Jenkins
- Heroes of the Fallen by David J. West
- The List of Five by J. Scott Sharp
- Darkspire Reaches by C. N. Lesley
- The Tenth Circle by Jon Land
- Accidentally in Love With...A God? by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
- What Nora Knew by Linda Yellin
- Accidentally Married to...A Vampire? by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
- The Husband Hunt by Kiki Abbott and Kim Hornsby
- Meant to Be by Laramie Briscoe
- Murder Painted Blue by Beth Pratt
- Past is Present by Thomas Davidson
- The Vampires of Soldiers Cove by Jessica MacIntyre
- The Underlighters by Michelle Browne
- Fractured Legacy by Skye Callahan
- Ancient Enemy by Mark Lukens
- Visions of Gaea: Ascension by R. R. Vaz
- Black Hull: Episode 1 by Joseph Turkot
- The Scout by Eric Tozzi
- Markings by S. B. Roozenboom
- Deadly Kisses by Kerri Cuevas
- Witches by Phil Stern
- The Golden Crystal by Nick Thacker
- Rest For the Wicked by Cate Dean
- Everyone Burns by John Dolan
- Animate Me by Ruth Clampett
- Finding Cinderella: A Novella by Colleen Hoover
- Helen's Curse by Nichola St. Anthony
- Second Chance by David Perry
- The Inheritance by Elaine Jeremiah
- Chain of Souls: Salem VI by Jack Heath and John Thompson
- All Roads Lead Home by Diane Greenwood Muir
- The Demon Signet by Shawn Hopkins
- The White Door by G. J. Owens
- Scars on the Face of God: The Devil's Bible by C. G. Bauer
- They Only Come Out at Night by F. Kearney
- Leaving Annalise by Pamela Fagan Hutchins
- External Forces by Deborah Rix
- The Dark Side of Money by D. E. Rogers
- Hacked by Geri Hosier
- Mistress of the Solstice by Anna Kashina
- Stargazing From Nowhere by Isabel and Marilyn Thomas
- Thunderstone by Barbara Pietron
- Endless by Amanda Gray
- Dream Girl by S. J. Lomas
- Tyger, Tyger by Kersten Hamilton
- Bad Apple by Clay Held

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
- Dead Sexy Dragon by Lolita Lopez
- Last Chance Summer: A Short Story by Hope Ramsay
- Wrage by Joseph Spencer
- Dark Lullaby by Mayra Calvani
- Lion's Head Deception by Chuck Waldron

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

Books Read: 6
Pages Read: 1,296
Grade Range: A+! to B+!

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