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Kathryn Meyer Griffith - Running With the Train

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

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

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

Kathryn Meyer Griffith - Too Close to the Edge

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

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

She watched in terror as va…

Kathryn Meyer Griffith - The Banshee and the Witch

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

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

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

Kathryn Meyer Griffith - Ghost Brother

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

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

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

Therese Gilardi - Matching Wits With Venus

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

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

Deanna Nowadnick - Fruit of my Spirit: Reframing Life in God's Grace

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1. Fruit of my Spirit: Reframing Life in God's Grace by Deanna Nowadnick (2012)
Length: 115 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction
Started: 31 December 2012
Finished: 7 January 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Deanna Nowadnick for sending me a copy of this book to read from Amazon.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 13 September 2012
Why do I have it? I like non-fiction and Deanna Nowadnick is a new author for me.

In a very personal memoir of missteps and misdeeds, Deanna Nowadnick writes of the enormity of God's love for, and faithfulness to all of His children. Reframing life in God's grace through her own unique experiences, she discovers an indescribable, indefinable, inexplicable love that has encircled her and sustained her without fail through joyous, sad, cringe-worthy, heartwarming, forgettable and memorable moments in life. Fruit of my Spirit is for anyone who has ever questioned God's ability to love and forgive, who has ever wondered about their place in God…

Blog Tour For Oddities and Entities by Roland Allnach From February 4, 2013 to March 28, 2013 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Roland Allnach will be touring the blogosphere to promote his most recent horror/paranormal/supernatural anthology Oddities and Entities. This is Roland's first virtual book tour with Pump up Your Book! He will be coming to a blog near youfrom February 4 to March 28, 2013! Come join us for all the fun!

Oddities and Entities Blog Tour Information:

Meet Roland Allnach
Roland Allnach has been writing since his early teens, first as a hobby, but as the years passed, more as a serious creative pursuit. He is an avid reader, with his main interests residing in history, mythology, and literary classics, along with some fantasy and science fiction in his earlier years. Although his college years were focused on a technical education, he always fostered his interest in literature, and has sought to fill every gap on his bookshelves.

By nature a do-it-yourself type of personality, his creative inclinations started with art and evolved to t…

Reading Wrap-up For December 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 December 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 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 :)) - The Color of Evilby Connie Corcoran Wilson
- Hellfire and Damnation IIby Connie Corcoran Wilson
- Veiled Virtuesby Jan Fischer-Wade
- My Angel, my Light as Darkness Fallsby Linda Hays-Gibbs
- Claus: Legend of the Fat Manby Tony Bertauski
Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :)) - Stealing Mercy by Kristy Tate
- Ghost Brother by Kathryn Meyer Griffith
- The Banshee and the Witch by Kathryn Meyer Griffith
- Too Close to the Edge…