Christine Amsden - Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective

Monday, December 30, 2013

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

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

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

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

A! - (90-95%) 

May you read well and often

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

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


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

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

About The Rat Chronicles: Meta Cognition:


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

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

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

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Meet G. W. Rennie

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

G. W. Rennie 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 Monday, December 26, 2013. 
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply. 
Good luck everyone!

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May you read well and often

May You All Have a Blessed Christmas!

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

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

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

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May you read well and often

Blog Tour For Run With the Wolves by T. C. Tombs From January 20, 2014 to March 18, 2014 - Come Join Us!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that T. C. Tombs will be touring the blogosphere to promote his paranormal fantasy Run With the Wolves. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up Your Book and will last from January 20, to March 18, 2014!

Mr. Tombs is also doing an awesome giveaway - he is giving away a $25 Amazon Giftcard and 10 Free Ebooks to the lucky winners at the end of his virtual book tour. Be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form below, and I wish you all the very best of good luck in taking part!

Run With the Wolves Blog Tour Information: 

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.

About Run With the Wolves: 

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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T. C. Tombs and Pump up Your Book are giving away an Awesome $25 Amazon Gift Card and 10 Free Ebooks!

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 or Paypal Cash.
  • This giveaway begins October 21 – March 16.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on Monday March 17, 2014.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.
Good luck everyone!

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Run With the Wolves Book Publicity Tour Schedule:



January 20 - Book reviewed at Alaskan Book Cafe
January 21 - Guest blogging at Alaskan Book Cafe
January 23 - Book reviewed Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
January 24 - Guest blogging at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
January 27 - Interviewed at The Writer’s Life
January 28 - Guest blogging at Allvoices
January 29 - Guest blogging at Icefairy’s Treasure Chest
January 30 - Guest blogging at Mary’s Cup of Tea
January 31 - Interviewed at Review From Here
February 3 - Guest blogging at Moonlight Reader
February 5 - Guest blogging at Krazy Book Lady
February 6 - Interviewed at Broowaha
February 7 - Guest blogging at Straight From the Author’s Mouth
February 10 - Guest blogging at The Fiction Enthusiast
February 11 - Guest blogging at Book Suburbia
February 12 - Interviewed at I’m Shelf-ish
February 13 - Guest blogging at The Dark Phantom
February 17 - Guest blogging at She Writes
February 18 - Interviewed at Examiner
February 19 - Guest blogging at The Story Behind the Book
February 21 - Book reviewed at Castle Macabre
February 24 - Guest blogging at Blogher
February 25 - Guest blogging at Beyond the Books
March 4 - Interviewed at As the Pages Turn
March 5 - Guest blogging at Book Marketing Buzz
March 6 - Guest blogging at Crystal’s Many Reviews
March 7 - Book reviewed at Sweet Southern Couture
March 7 - Book reviewed at Ashley’s Bookshelf
March 10 - Guest blogging at Sun Mountain Reviews
March 11 - Book reviewed at Turning the Pages
March 12 - Book reviewed at Shhh…Not While I’m Reading
March 13 - Book reviewed at Inside BJ’s Head
March 14 - Guest blogging at Carol’s Notebook
March 15 - Book reviewed at Review From Here
March 16 - Interviewed at Between the Covers
March 17 - Guest blogging The Book Rack
March 18 - Guest blogging at Moonlight, Lace and Mayhem

May you read well and often

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

Friday, December 20, 2013

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

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

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


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

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Meet Becky J.

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

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!

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Blog Tour For A Bandit's Betrayed Heart by Michelle McLean From January 13, 2014 to February 7, 2014 - Come Join Us!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Michelle McLean will be touring the blogosphere to promote her historical romance A Bandit's Betrayed Heart. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up Your Book and will last from January 13, to February 7, 2014!

A Bandit's Betrayed Heart Blog Tour Information:

Meet Michelle McLean

Romance and non-fiction author Michelle McLean spent 98% of her formative years with her nose in a book indulging in her love of reading and research. She has a B.S. in History, a M.A. in English, insane eclectic tastes, and tends to be a bit of an organized mess with an insatiable love of books.

When Michelle’s not editing, reading or chasing her kids around, she can usually be found in a quiet corner working on her next book. She resides in PA with her husband and two children, an insanely hyper dog, and two very spoiled cats.

Connect and Socialize with Michelle!


About A Bandit's Betrayed Heart:

Not your typical Southern belle…

Lucy Richardson’s bandit sisters may have taught her to sling a gun and pick a stubborn lock, but nothing prepared her for the agony of her first heartbreak. Her sisters taught her to fight like hell for what she wants… and she wants Finn.

Not your proper Southern gentleman…

Finn Taggart is bad news. His dark and tortured past always catches up to him, and Lucy deserves better than to be tainted by his touch. He couldn’t have her years ago, and he can’t have her now, no matter how enticing she is. If only he can convince her of that before the danger that follows him brings them both down.

Not your classic love story…

Danger doesn’t exactly scare a girl like Lucy, and she knows how to use all kinds of weapons… including her feminine wiles. Finn doesn’t stand a chance. And if they need backup… the Blood Blade Sisters are never far away…

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A Bandit's Betrayed Heart Book Publicity Tour Schedule:

Tuesday, January 14 - Book featured at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
Thursday, January 16 - Book featured at Dawn’s Great Finds
Thursday, January 16 - Book featured at Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews
Monday, January 20 - Book reviewed at In Our Spare Time
Monday, January 20 - Book featured at Read Me
Monday, January 20 - Book reviewed at Mission to Read
Tuesday, January 21 - Interviewed at Review From Here
Friday, January 24 - Book featured at doingsomereading
Monday, January 27 - Guest blogging at Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries and Meows
Monday, January 27 - Book reviewed at Rage, Sex and Teddy Bears
Tuesday, January 28 - Guest blogging at I’m Shelf-ish
Thursday, January 30 - Book reviewed at What’s on the Bookshelf
Thursday, January 30 - Interviewed at Becky on Books…and Quilts
Thursday, January 30 - Guest blogging at Authors and Readers Book Corner
Friday, January 31 - Book reviewed at Romance for Every World
Friday, January 31 - Interviewed at Ramblings of a quirky, slightly mad journalist
Tuesday, February 4 - Interviewed at Literal Exposure
Wednesday, February 5 - Book reviewed at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
Friday, February 7 - Book featured at Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews

May you read well and often

April Bostic - The Howling Heart

Friday, December 13, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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

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

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


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

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

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

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Meet Cheri DeGroot

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

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!



May you read well and often

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

Monday, December 9, 2013


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

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

About Not my Mother's Son:


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

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

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

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

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

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Meet R. K. Avery


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

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

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

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

Visit her website at www.rkaverybooks.com.

R. K. Avery 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 and an autographed paperback copy of Not My Mother’s Son
  • This giveaway begins November 25 and ends December 20.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on Monday, December 23, 2013.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.
Good luck everyone!
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May you read well and often

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

Saturday, December 7, 2013

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?

Purchase Your Copy From IUniverse!

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!

ENTER TO WIN!


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

Reading Wrap-up For November at Emeraldfire's Bookmark

Sunday, December 1, 2013


Hello everyone out there and I hope that you all had a terrific reading month for yourselves. I am known as Emeraldfire around the Internet and this is my new personal reading blog.

Anyway, I started out November with about two hundred unread books lying around the house and ended the month with...umm...uncountable amounts of books unread. All of the books that I acquired this month came from Amazon and Netgalley and a Library Book Sale that Mom and I went to on the 21st.

Let me try to break down the influx for you:

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
- The Summoner: A Novel of Suspense by Layton Green 
- A Light in Dark Places by Jennifer Graves and Emily Clawson 
- True Hollywood Noir: Filmland Mysteries and Murders by Dina Di Mambro
- Knight of Flame by Scott Eder
- Moon River by J. R. Rain

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

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

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

So, there you go! The reading month that was November. I hope that you all had an equally good reading month; if not a little better. :) See you all next month! :)

May you read well and often