Blog Tour For Rift Healer by Diane M. Haynes From June 20, 2013 to July 3, 2013 - Come Join Us!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Diane M. Haynes will be touring the blogosphere to promote her young adult fantasy/romance book Rift Healer, the first installment of her Forest Magic series.  This is Diane's first virtual book tour with I'm a Reader, Not a Writer. Diane will be coming to a blog near you from June 20, to July 3, 2013! Come join us for all the fun!

Rift Healer Blog Tour Information:

Meet Diane M. Haynes

Diane has lived in Massachusetts all her life where early on, her artistic talents were fostered, though her skills as an “excellent report writer” were often noted in previous employment.
On her brother Rick’s birthday, November 16, 2004, seven months after his death, she woke from an amazing dream which would not fade. She outlined the dream, made a few quick notes and days later produced a 12 page short story. After deciding her story was interesting but incomplete, she began writing her first novel, using her dream as its climax. She now believes the dream to be a ‘Spirit Gift,’ sent by her brother.

Diane continues to reside in Central MA with her husband and a very naughty Basset Hound named Basil and his new adopted sister-Basset, Ruby, both of whom cleverly wreak havoc on the Haynes’ formerly well-ordered lives. She spends her time writing, reading books about writing, talking about writing, painting with watercolors, antiquing and attempting to train a very reluctant Basil and a willing, but highly comedic Ruby.

Connect and Socialize With Diane!


About Rift Healer:

Rift Healer is the first installment of the ‘Forest Magic’ series, a Young Adult Fantasy/Romance set in Central and Western Massachusetts.
After a minor earthquake, the enchanted forest in Bidwell, MA, is infested with monster-spewing rifts. Gisele Westerfield’s great nephew, the gifted Micah, and his distant cousin, Selena, arrive to assist. Together with Gisele’s summer students, twins Haley and Lacey, they will try to heal the magical forest.

Much to the consternation of the beautiful Selena, Micah identifies Haley as The One with whom he’ll share his future. But after witnessing a terrifying display of Micah’s Gift, Haley cools to his advances and unexpectedly discovers her own Gift– she can heal the earth.

Monsters, mayhem, and teenage angst follow the small group as they confront evil in the forest and a dangerous prediction that ‘one will fall’. Will they heal the rifts in time? Can they save the unicorns? And is Haley really destined to be with Micah?

Coming to Amazon soon!

Book Blast Giveaway of  $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash
Ends July 4, 2013.


Rift Healer Blog Tour Schedule:


June 20th
Interview at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
Character Interview at Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
Review at readalot
Review at Sarah Aisling

June 21st
Interview at Cuzinlogic
Review at Penny For Them
Tens List or Guest Post at Pretty Opinionated

June 24th
Interview at Curling Up with a Good Book
Review at GeoLibriarian
Spotlight at Mythical Books
Excerpt at Wintry Words

June 25th
Interview at Promiscuous Diva
Review at Rogue Mission
Tens List or Guest Post at Reading Away the Days
Spotlight at Literary Sweet

June 26th
Review at Books, Bones and Buffy
Spotlight at Cu’s Ebook Giveaways
Excerpt at Suzy Turner, YA Author

June 27th
Spotlight at Paranormal and Urban Fantasy Reviews
Review at Feed Your Fiction Addiction
Excerpt at Books, Books, the Magical Fruit

June 28th
Spotlight at Bunny’s Review
Review at Ohana Day Academy
Excerpt at Auggie Talk

June 29th
Spotlight at Bookmarks, Spoilers and Happily Ever After
Review at Jessie’s Book Place
Spotlight at Sweeping Me

July 1st
Review at Bookworm Lisa
Review at Sher A Hart: Written Art
Spotlight at From the Bootheel Cotton Patch

July 2nd
Tens List or Guest Post at Spellbindings
Review at Proud Book Nerd
Interview at Blkosiner’s Book Blog
Spotlight at A Blog Hop Place for Books

July 3rd
Spotlight at Bookflame
Spotlight at Moonshine Art Spot
Review at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark

May you read well and often

Kathryn Meyer Griffith - Running With the Train

Monday, January 28, 2013

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 of the Grand Canyon among the trees. She's told that there aren't any wolves living in the region anymore but at night she hears their haunting cries.

No one else sees them and no one else hears them. Just Sarah. Have her senses left her; her loneliness made her crazy? For these are wolves...unearthly prowling creatures that follow and achingly call to her...and in the end Sarah must decide what she will do when she finally comes face to face with one of these phantom wolves.

I enjoyed this short story very much. Like all of Kathryn Meyer Griffith's stories that I have read, I found that the characters were well-drawn and very believable. If I did have one problem with this story, it would be that the ending was almost too quick and easily wrapped up for me. I give this story an A! and I am eagerly looking forward to reading more books by Kathryn Meyer Griffith in the near future.

A! - (90-95%)

May you read well and often

Kathryn Meyer Griffith - Too Close to the Edge

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 various sightseers balanced on one foot, acting foolish, taking photos - completely oblivious to the certain death waiting below them at their feet. Their careless antics made her dizzy, took her breath away. Scared her. Especially when the woman beside her relates the tragic story of a small child who fell to her death into the Canyon the day before.

Many people died that way - falling over the edge of the Grand Canyon. Many people also died down inside the Canyon - hikers and other people who are disoriented by the triple digit temperature, people who drowned in the river going through the rapids. Then Penelope witnesses a young girl fall over the edge of the Grand Canyon and no one believes her frantic account. For there was no child who had died - that day anyway. Was she seeing things that weren't there...or was there another explanation?

I really enjoyed this short story. The characters were well-crafted, and I felt that the story's ending wrapped up any loose ends very nicely, in my opinion. I give this story an A+! 

A+! - (96-100%)

May you read well and often

Kathryn Meyer Griffith - The Banshee and the Witch

Saturday, January 26, 2013

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 actually harmful to herself or to other people, but certainly self-serving and focused on her own personal desires.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and found it to be well-written, but it did leave me with one last unanswered question on my mind: once you get what you most desire, will you truly be content with it? I give this story an A! and am looking forward to reading the two other stories in this collection.

A! - (90-95%)

May you read well and often

Kathryn Meyer Griffith - Ghost Brother

Friday, January 25, 2013

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 splurge and treat myself by buying two of the four stories in Kathryn Meyer Griffith's Spooky Short Stories Series for Kindle as a Christmas present for myself. These stories were originally released in September of 2012 in celebration of the Halloween season.

I like Kathryn Meyer Griffith's writing style and the characters that she creates. I have read seven books by Kathryn Meyer Griffith so far, and have many more of her books waiting on my TBR shelf. I am avidly looking forward to reading them as soon as I can.

Overall, I enjoyed this story very much. The characters were sympathetic up to a point and I never could pinpoint when Gerald - the 'Ghost Brother' in the story - had actually died. I know that both brothers had gone off to fight in Vietnam together, but it was never entirely clear - at least to me - if Gerald returned physically, or as a wraith from Vietnam to haunt his brother Bobby. I give this short story an A!

A! - (90-95%)

May you read well and often

Therese Gilardi - Matching Wits With Venus

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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 Amazon as a replacement 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 Cupid is sent to eliminate "Happily Ever After By Amelia", he is initially very curious about how and why Amelia Coillard has become so successful in her business. He decides to steal Amelia's methods and use them to make his own matches. While spying on Amelia, Cupid accidentally shoots himself with his own magical arrow and falls in love with her.

However, bereaved Amelia does not believe in the existence of the Roman gods, and she is certainly not looking for romance. She is too busy perfecting the patented personality profile that has made her Hollywood's favorite matchmaker. Disguising himself as a mortal financial adviser Cupid manages to break through Amelia's guarded exterior. As their passion deepens, so does Cupid's guilt about deceiving Amelia.

Cupid's interference with Amelia's life causes her business to falter, leads to a sterile spring that threatens the animal kingdom and shatters the longstanding peace between the Roman and Greek gods. With the fate of the natural and under worlds at stake, Cupid must decide whether to reveal his true identity and risk losing the chance to live happily ever after with Amelia.

I do have to say that I'm beginning to like stories with mythological plots although I haven't read very many of them. This book was extremely good, although it did take me a little while to get into. I give this book an A! and am looking forward to reading more of Therese Gilardi's books in the future. 

A! - (90-95%)

May you read well and often

Introducing An Accidental Killing by Bev Spicer!

Sunday, January 20, 2013


Meet B. A. Spicer

Bev Spicer has a degree in English and French Literature (Keele University) and a PGCE in English methods (Queens' College, Cambridge).

She has lived in Bridgnoth, Cambridge, Rethymnon (Crete), Mahe (Seychelles), and now lives in Charente Maritime. The next place she wants to explore is probably Spain. Her husband is very tolerant.

She has been a teacher, blackjack dealer for Playboy, examiner, secretary (various sorts - most boringly 'legal') and Sunday checkout girl at Tescos. She loves people, reading, writing, speaking French, astronomy (quantum theory addict), gardening, travelling, and hates housework, cooking, drizzle and honey. Please take a look at my other books (My Grandfather's Eyes and Angels) both on Amazon and published under the name B. A. Spicer.

Connect and Socialize with Bev!


An Accidental Killing by B. A. Spicer (2013)
Length: 334 pages
Purchase your copy from Amazon and Amazon UK!

An Accidental Killing Blurb: 

Living the dream. It's a cliché newly free Martha Burton is doing her best to make come true in Charente Maritime, where life is good and the sun shines more than in any other part of France.

But darkness lurks in every paradise.


Claude Cousteau is an ordinary-looking man of moderate temperament and regular habits. Nevertheless, he has set himself a task and nothing is going to get in his way.

May you read well and often

Blog Tour For Yesterday Series by Amanda Tru From May 30, 2013 to June 7, 2013 - Come Join Us!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Amanda Tru will be touring the blogosphere to promote her most recent Christian romantic suspense series Yesterday. This is Amanda's first virtual book tour with I'm a Reader, Not a Writer. Amanda will be coming to a blog near you from May 30 to June 7, 2013! Come join us for all the fun!

Yesterday Series Blog Tour Information: 

Meet Amanda Tru

Although I loved my job as an elementary school teacher, I am now very blessed to be mommy to three adorable little boys and living my dream of being an author.

I have a vivid imagination and have always been easily entertained by the stories in my head. Fortunately, I also love to paint those pictures with words. I like writing a wide variety of genres, and my current book list includes everything from a Christian time travel/romance series, to an action-packed suspense, to a romance involving a woman who likes to anonymously play matchmaker.

Although I enjoy historical, Christian, paranormal, suspense, and everything in between, my books all have one thing in common – I love to surprise my readers with the unexpected. I currently have 7 books available for Kindle, Nook, and paperback.

My family and I live in a small Idaho town where the number of cows outnumbers the number of people.

Connect and Socialize with Amanda!


About Yesterday:

Her yesterday was five years ago. What will her tomorrow bring?

When Hannah Kraeger saves a family injured in a car accident, she has no idea she has changed events in the past. Waking the next morning, Hannah discovers her yesterday was really five years ago.

Each trip Hannah takes through time changes the timeline and her own life. With help from Dr. Seth McAllister, Hannah must unravel the mystery of why she time travels and who she actually is before the strange ability costs her future, the man she loves, and even her life.

Yesterday is a thrilling Christian Romantic Suspense filled with unexpected twists, mystery, and romance.

Coming to Amazon soon!

About The Locket:

Hannah suddenly finds that she has time traveled once again, but this time is different. After helping save a woman's life, Hannah discovers that she has completely altered the timeline and thrown her very existence into jeopardy.

Facing life-threatening effects upon returning to her own time, Hannah is then given a death sentence: if she time travels again, she will die. Now, Hannah must solve the clues to her own identity and find a way to save her own life before she is once again sent spiraling through time.

Will her mother's locket hold the key to both her past and her future? Has she just found the love of her life only to lose him? Could God have a plan for Hannah amidst the chaos?

Coming to Amazon soon! 

Tour Giveaway of $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash
Ends June 17, 2013.

Yesterday Series Blog Tour Schedule: 

Thursday, May 30th
Interview at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
Review at Cami Checketts
Spotlight at Julie Antonovich Reece
Spotlight at My Devotional Thoughts

Friday, May 31st
Review at Why Not? Because I Said So!
Review at 3 Partners in Shopping
Spotlight at Fall Into Books
Interview at Peace From Pieces

Saturday, June 1st
Interview at Cuzinlogic
Spotlight at Cu's e-Book Giveaways
Spotlight at Every Free Chance Book Reviews
Spotlight at Promiscuous Diva

Monday, June 3rd
Review and Interview at Emeraldfire's Bookmark
Review at Vonnie's Reading Corner
Review at Bunny's Review
Spotlight at Sweeping Me

Tuesday, June 5th
Review at Bookworm Lisa
Spotlight at Diane Estrella at That's What I'm Here For...
Spotlight at Emma Michaels
Spotlight at Spellbindings
Interview at Sarah Ballance

Wednesday, June 6th
Spotlight at Pink Fluffy Hearts: Diary of a Coffee Addict
Review at Storeybook Reviews
Review at Ali's Books
Character Interview at Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
Interview at Blkosiner Book Blog

Thursday, June 7th
Interview at Bookhounds
Review at Proud Book Nerd
Review at AlwaysjoArt
Interview at Taking Time For Mommy

May you read well and often

Introducing Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective by Christine Amsden!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Meet Christine Amsden

Award-winning author Christine Amsden has written stories since she was eight, always with a touch of the strange or unusual. She became a “serious” writer in 2003, after attending a boot camp with Orson Scott Card. She finished Touch of Fate shortly afterward, then penned The Immortality Virus, which won two awards. Expect many more titles by this up-and-coming author.

Connect and Socialize with Christine!


Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective by Christine Amsden (2013)
Length: 260 pages
Purchase your copy from Amazon!

Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective Blurb: 

Cassie Scot is the ungifted daughter of powerful sorcerers, born between worlds but belonging to neither. At 21, all she wants is to find a place for herself, but earning a living as a private investigator in the shadow of her family’s reputation isn’t easy. When she is pulled into a paranormal investigation, and tempted by a powerful and handsome sorcerer, she will have to decide where she truly belongs.

Cassie Scot: Secrets and Lies by Christine Amsden (2013)
Length: 274 pages
Purchase your copy from Amazon!

Cassie Scot: 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 series.


The Cassie Scot Series:
Book 1: Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective 
Book 2: Cassie Scot: Secrets and Lies

Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective Excerpt:

Read the first few chapters here!

May you read well and often

Blog Tour For Grim by Joseph Spencer From May 6, 2013 to June 28, 2013 - Come Join Us!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Joseph Spencer will be touring the blogosphere to promote his most recent paranormal crime thriller Grim. This is Joseph's first virtual book tour with Pump up Your Book! Joseph will be coming to a blog near you from May 6, to June 28, 2013! Come join us for all the fun!

Grim Blog Tour Information:

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 Dr. Amy (Waggoner) Spencer, an accomplished veterinary doctor, on March 14, 2012. He received word his debut novel was accepted by his publisher, Damnation Books, the next day. Joseph and Amy look forward to their honeymoon in Paris in September 2012. Murphy, a 15-year-old orange tabby, is perhaps the most vocal member of the family. The Spencer family enjoys reading Charlaine Harris, George R.R. Martin, Mary Janice Davidson, and most paranormal stories. The Spencers also enjoy quoting movie lines from The Princess Bride, Rain Man, Bridesmaids, and Office Space.

His latest book is the paranormal crime thriller, Grim.

Visit his website at www.josephbspencer.com.

Connect and Socialize with Joseph!


About Grim:

In a gritty town rife with organized crime, dirty cops and corrupt politicians, Detective Adam White stands alone as the people’s symbol of justice and hope for a brighter future. He’s cracked the biggest cases, and stood up to the crime families who’ve torn apart Prairieville with their power struggles. He’s gorgeous, humble and incorruptible; a crime fighter so pure that the locals nicknamed him the White Knight. 

What the people don’t know is their reluctant hero is cracking before their eyes. Ten years have passed since a pack of bank robbers gunned down his wife in the street. He’s relentlessly worked every case he could get his hands on since that night with the hopes of finding some link to her killer, but every lead always winds up a dead end. He made a vow on her death bed that he wouldn’t stop looking or move on with his life, personal or otherwise, until her killer was either dead or behind bars.

His obsession is starting to affect his work, including a new set of murders which are eerily similar to cold cases in which a gangland legend called The Reaper is the main suspect. A routine canvas of the area in which the bodies were found led Detective White to Heath Grim, a reclusive millionaire with grisly facial scars and a past which doesn’t quite add up. There’s something about his story which makes Detective White curious to dig deeper into his background.

Just as Detective White closes in on his killer, the mob hatches an elaborate scheme which could cost him everything. In his moment of need, an unlikely ally presents a way out of the plot against him and information on his wife’s killer. However, it leaves Prairieville’s paragon of justice with a moral dilemma. Can he abandon all of the heroic ideals upon which he’s based his life and become the type of man he’s hunted for so long to settle a score with his wife’s killer?


Pump Up Your Book and Joseph Spencer are teaming up to give you a chance to win one of TWO $25 Starbucks Gift Cards!



Here’s how it works:
Each person will enter this giveaway by liking, following, subscribing and tweeting about this giveaway through the Rafflecopter form placed on blogs throughout the tour.

This promotion will run from May 6 – June 28. The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter, contacted by email and announced on June 29, 2013.

Each blogger who participates in the Grim virtual book tour is eligible to enter and win.

Visit each blog stop below to gain more entries as the Rafflecopter widget will be placed on each blog for the duration of the tour.

If you would like to participate, email Dorothy at thewriterslife(at)gmail.com. Last day to sign up is April 30. What a great way to not only win this fabulous prize, but to gain followers and comments too! Good luck everyone!

ENTER TO WIN!



Grim Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule


Monday, May 6 - Interview at Literarily Speaking
Tuesday, May 7 – Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
Wednesday, May 8 – Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book
Thursday, May 9 – Book Review at Dr. Pepper Diva
Friday, May 10 – Interview at My Book Addiction and More
Monday, May 13 – Interview at Blogcritics
Tuesday, May 14 – Book Review at Sara’s Organized Chaos
Wednesday, May 15 – Interview at Books Books the Magical Fruit
Thursday, May 16 – Interview at The Writer’s Life
Friday, May 17 – Book Review at Miki’s Hope
Monday, May 20 – Book Review at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
Tuesday, May 21 – Book Review at Inside BJ’s Head
Tuesday, May 21 – Interview at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
Wednesday, May 22 – Book Review at The Paperback Pursuer
Thursday, May 23 – Interview at Examiner
Thursday, May 23 – Interview LIVE on Blog Talk Radio’s A Book and a Chat 6:30 p.m. eastern CALL INS WELCOME
Friday, May 24 – Book Trailer Reveal at Working for the Mandroid
Monday, May 27 – First Chapter Reveal at Offbeat Vagabond
Tuesday, May 28 – Book Trailer of the Week at Pump Up Your Book
Friday, May 31 – Guest Blogging at Waiting on Sunday to Drown
Monday, June 3 – Interview at Book Marketing Buzz
Tuesday, June 4 – Dreamcast Guest Post at Literarily Speaking
Wednesday, June 5 – Interview at The Book Connection
Thursday, June 6 – Interview at Authors & Readers Book Corner
Friday, June 7 – Book Review at Hezzie-D’s Books and Cooks
Monday, June 10 – Book Trailer Reveal at If Books Could Talk
Tuesday, June 11 – Book Review at Authors & Readers Book Corner
Wednesday, June 12 – Book Review & Book Giveaway at Socrate’s Book Reviews
Thursday, June 13 – Guest Blogging at The Writer’s Life
Thursday, June 13 – First Chapter Reveal at As the Pages Turn
Friday, June 14 – Book Review at Mary’s Cup of Tea
Monday, June 17 – Book Trailer Reveal at Beyond the Books
Tuesday, June 18 - Book Review at The Top Shelf
Wednesday, June 19 – Book Review at Offbeat Vagabond
Thursday, June 20 – Interview at The Dark Phantom
Friday, June 21 – Guest Blogging at Parenting 2.0
Monday, June 24 - Book Review at Jody’s Book Reviews
Thursday, June 27 – Interview at The Top Shelf
Friday, June 28 – Interview at Straight From the Author’s Mouth

May you read well and often

Kathryn Meyer Griffith, Author of Human No Longer Chats About the Inspiration Behind the Story

Friday, January 11, 2013

Meet Kathryn Meyer Griffith

Since childhood I’ve always been an artist and worked as a graphic designer in the corporate world and for newspapers for twenty-three years before I quit to write full time. I began writing novels at 21, over forty years ago now, and have had seventeen (ten romantic horror, two romantic SF horror, one romantic suspense, one romantic time travel, one historical romance and two murder mysteries) previous novels, two novellas and twelve short stories published from Zebra Books, Leisure Books, Avalon Books, The Wild Rose Press, Damnation Books/Eternal Press and Amazon Kindle Direct.

I’ve been married to Russell for almost thirty-five years; have a son, James, and two grandchildren, Joshua and Caitlyn, and I live in a small quaint town in Illinois called Columbia, which is right across the JB Bridge from St. Louis, Mo. We have three quirky cats, ghost cat Sasha, live cats Cleo and Sasha (Too), and the five of us live happily in an old house in the heart of town. Though I’ve been an artist, and a folk singer in my youth with my brother Jim, writing has always been my greatest passion, my butterfly stage, and I’ll probably write stories until the day I die…or until my memory goes.

Her published novels & short stories:

Evil Stalks the Night (Leisure, 1984; Damnation Books, 2012)
The Heart of the Rose (Leisure, 1985; Eternal Press Author’s Revised Edition 2010)
Blood Forge (Leisure, 1989; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition, 2012)
Vampire Blood (Zebra, 1991; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition, 2011)
The Last Vampire (Zebra, 1992; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition 2010)
Witches (Zebra, 1993; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition 2011)
The Nameless One (short story in 1993 Zebra Anthology Dark SeductionsDamnation Books Author’s Revised Edition, 2011)
The Calling (Zebra, 1994; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition, 2011)
All Things Slip Away (Avalon Books Murder Mystery, 2006…Amazon Kindle Direct ebook & paperback 2013)
Egyptian Heart (The Wild Rose Press, 2007; Author’s Revised Edition, Eternal Press 2011)
Winter’s Journey (The Wild Rose Press, 2008; Author’s Revised Edition, Eternal Press 2011)
The Ice Bridge (The Wild Rose Press, 2008; Author’s Revised Edition, Eternal Press 2011)
Don’t Look Back, Agnes novella & bonus short story: In This House (2008; ghostly romantic short story out; Eternal Press 2012)
BEFORE THE END: A Time of Demons (Damnation Books 2010)
The Woman in Crimson (Eternal Press 2010)
The Complete Guide to Writing Paranormal Fiction: Volume 1 (I did the Introduction)
4 Spooky Short Stories (Amazon Kindle 2012)
Telling Tales of Terror (I did the chapter on Putting the Occult into your Fiction)
Dinosaur Lake (from Amazon Kindle Direct 2012)
Human No Longer (Amazon Kindle 2013)
Scraps of Paper – Revised Author’s Edition (Avalon Books Murder Mystery, 2003; Amazon Kindle ebook 2013)

Synopsis from ShelfariJenny and Jeff Sanders become victims of a bizarre crime; leaving Jeff dead and Jenny in a temporary coma. She returns to her children. With Jeff’s death she must move back to her childhood home, a haunted farmhouse, in Summer Haven, Florida, where once they destroyed a family of vampires. 

Jenny has no appetite. She’s edgy. Her eyes hurt. She thinks it could be trauma or grief. Until one night she can’t resist the night woods or the overpowering urge to drink warm animals’ blood–and accepts the truth. Her attackers were vampires. 

Now she’s becoming what she once reviled. She can’t abandon her children but must find a way to live in the human world. At night she hunts, in the day hides what she’s becoming and attempts to fit in. 

Then townspeople begin dying. Like years before. With her blackouts, she fears she may be the killer, or is it her vampire attackers? For they've found her and demand she joins them–or her family will die. She resists until they kidnap her children. Then she has to find a way to outwit and ultimately destroy them.

Coming to Amazon on 27 December 2012!

I would like to welcome Kathryn Meyer Griffith, author of Human No Longer to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Ms. Griffith was kind enough to write a guest post for me and here it is below in her own words:

'Human No Longer Backstory'
by Kathryn Meyer Griffith

Human No Longer. It’s my 17th published book – yeah! – and my fourth vampire novel. First, let me tell you where I got the idea for it. About five years ago, I was still trying to please the agent (who I no longer have) who’d sold four of my earlier paperback novels to Zebra in the 1990’s and, because she didn’t seem to like any of my new potential concepts, I asked her what she would like to see. Out of nowhere, she said, “You know your 1991 Zebra vampire novel, Vampire Blood? I liked that one a lot. The characters. Well, how about writing me a sort of sequel with basically the same cast, but with this premise: A woman, a mother, after being turned into a bloodthirsty vampire, must learn to adapt to the human world and still be a good mother. You know, how would she deal with everything when she had children she loved; didn’t want to hurt or leave them…but still had the need to feed on blood? Still had all the urges and desires of a vampire?"

Yikes. I hated the idea but, to please her, I went ahead and begrudgingly wrote the book. I tentatively called it The Vampire’s Children or The Vampire Mother or something like that. I finished it. Not too happy with it. I had never liked writing what other people wanted me to write. Stubborn, I guess.

My agent, in the meantime, had begun her own online erotic (which I don’t much care to write) publishing company and when I’d gotten done with the novel she was too busy to even read the finished book. She handed it off to an apprentice intern. An intern? What? Who didn’t like it at all. Duh. So, disgusted, I tucked the file away on my computer and, fed up with the whole agent thing, returned to writing what I wanted to write. An end of days novel called A Time of Demons and a new vampire novel where the evil vampire wasn’t a mother. In 2010 I went with a new publisher, Kim Richards at Damnation Books/Eternal Press, and she contracted not only those two books but asked me if I’d like to rewrite, update and rerelease all 7 of my older out-of-print Leisure and Zebra paperbacks going back to 1984. Heck yes, I said! So for the next 2 years I was busy doing that. Some of those books were over twenty-five years old and very outdated. Their rewriting, editing and rereleasing took a lot of work and time.

Then, in late 2012, I decided to take a very old book of mine (Predator) which was contracted to Zebra Paperbacks in 1993 but, in the end, never actually released, and just for the heck of it, as my 16th novel, self-publish it to Amazon Kindle Direct. Just in ebook form. A kind of grand experiment. The first time I’ve ever tried self-publishing. See how it’d sell. Dinosaur Lake. A story about a hungry mutant dinosaur loose in the waters of Crater Lake that goes on a rampage. Hey, I wrote Dinosaur Lake before Jurassic Park, the book, ever came out! Really. I had my cover artist, Dawne Dominique make a cover for it…and it was stunning with a dinosaur roaring on the front. And I did everything else myself. Editing. Proofing. Formatting. With forty years and endless publishers behind me I felt I was capable. 

And it’d been selling so well I decided to self-publish another one…and I remembered the mother/vampire book. Hmmm. So I revamped (ha, ha, inside joke), polished, and self-published it, as well. I retitled it Human No Longer. Got my fabulous cover artist, Dawne Dominique, to make me a lovely haunting cover with a troubled-looking woman standing outside a spooky house, with two children behind her in its shadows, on the front and voila! All in all, I don’t think the book turned out half bad. In fact, with the changes I made I think it’s not bad at all. Now I just hope my readers will like it.

So that’s the story of Human No Longer. My 17th published novel.***

Also, I have four audio books available now at Audible.com and Amazon.com…Dinosaur Lake, Witches-Revised, The Last Vampire-Revised, Egyptian Heart and Four Spooky Short Stories. Human No Longer will be an audible book, as well, by the end of 2013.

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All of Kathryn Meyer Griffith’s Books are also available at Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Kathryn+Meyer+Griffith


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

Monday, January 7, 2013

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's family or God's place in theirs.

Fruit of my Spirit offers hope for those who dare to question, secretly wonder, but who fear to ask.Through Deanna's personal stories of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control, you will experience the enormity of God, as well.

This was the first book that I read in the new year. I can see God at work all the time in my own life, and am always interested in learning how He reveals Himself through other people's lives. I give this book an A! and look forward to reading more from Deanna Nowadnick in the future.

A! - (90-95%)

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Kathryn Meyer Griffith Chats About Stepping Out Into a Brave New World...Audiobooks!

Saturday, January 5, 2013


Meet Kathryn Meyer Griffith:

Since childhood I’ve always been an artist and worked as a graphic designer in the corporate world and for newspapers for twenty-three years before I quit to write full time. I began writing novels at 21, over forty years ago now, and have had seventeen (ten romantic horror, two romantic SF horror, one romantic suspense, one romantic time travel, one historical romance and two murder mysteries) previous novels, two novellas and twelve short stories published from Zebra Books, Leisure Books, Avalon Books, The Wild Rose Press, Damnation Books/Eternal Press and Amazon Kindle Direct.

I’ve been married to Russell for almost thirty-five years; have a son, James, and two grandchildren, Joshua and Caitlyn, and I live in a small quaint town in Illinois called Columbia, which is right across the JB Bridge from St. Louis, Mo. We have three quirky cats, ghost cat Sasha, live cats Cleo and Sasha (Too), and the five of us live happily in an old house in the heart of town. Though I’ve been an artist, and a folk singer in my youth with my brother Jim, writing has always been my greatest passion, my butterfly stage, and I’ll probably write stories until the day I die…or until my memory goes.

Find the entire list of Kathryn Meyer Griffith's novels currently available through Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/Kathryn-Meyer-Griffith/e/B000AP9HXQ/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1368805401&sr=8-1


Synopsis from Shelfari:

Maggie Owens is a beautiful, spirited Egyptologist - but she is lonely. Even a trip to Egypt on a grant to search for a necropolis beyond the Gizah pyramids doesn't make her happy. Love is missing. Then she uncovers Ramose Nakh-Min's tomb and an amulet from his sarcophagus hurls her back to 1340 B.C., where she falls for Ramose, who serves Pharaoh Akhenaton, and who she's destined to love. Maggie's mistaken for a runaway slave and stands out with her fair coloring and jinn green eyes. Some say she's magical. Evil. Some try to kill her. She's fallen into perilous times. The people, angry that Pharaoh Akhenaton set Queen Nefertiti aside and forced them to worship Aton, instead of many gods, rise up against him. And Maggie's caught in the middle of it. Desperately in love with Ramose, she must find a way to remain with him, and to make a difference in his world. Maggie has finally found love.

Coming to Audible on April 18, 2013!

Once again, I'm thrilled to welcome prolific author Kathryn Meyer Griffith, author of eighteen novels, two novellas and twelve short stories, back to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Ms. Griffith was kind enough to write a guest post for me and here it is below in her own words:

'My Great Audio Book Adventure'
by Kathryn Meyer Griffith

I’ve been writing for over forty years and published for thirty of them and have never had one of my eighteen novels, two novellas or twelve short stories put into audio. Always wanted to, but was never given the chance or had even thought much about it until the last few months. Too busy writing my novels and living my busy life. You know how it is. And until recently I’d believed only a publisher could afford/decide to turn an author’s novels into audio books. Then I discovered ACX (a fairly new website company that connects audio rights holders with narrator/producers so together they can create audio books) and all that changed. I write horror, romantic horror, suspense, romantic time-travel and murder mysteries and have always been told my stories would make good movies. I use a lot of dialogue; a lot of suspense, emotion and crisp language. And horror has always been a good genre to convert into film and audio…case in point, Stephen King. But, as I said, I hadn’t thought too much about them because, well, I was never offered either. And I was busy…writing. Trying to get published. Stay published. A big enough chore in itself as all writers know.

Anyway, in January 2013 I’d just spent the last three years exhaustingly rewriting and rereleasing all my fifteen older (and a few were new) novels going back to 1984 through my publishers Damnation Books/Eternal Press. The owner, Kim Richards, when she’d contracted my fourteenth and fifteenth novels, had asked me if I’d like to revise and republish my other older works. She’d discovered them on the Internet – my old Leisure and Zebra paperbacks and a few others, most out of print – and had thought it’d be great to bring them all out again. I was thrilled and quickly said yes. My earlier novels needed rewrites and new covers and most of them had never been in eBooks, which we would also put them into. So with Kim and her editors’ help we rewrote them and brought them out again between 2010 and 2012. Dawne Dominique did my amazingly stunning new covers. I’m really happy, proud, with how they turned out.

After that, deciding to try something new, I self-published my sixteenth (Dinosaur Lake, a sf/horror), seventeenth (Human No Longer, a vampire story) and eighteenth (Scraps of Paper, a murder mystery) novels. An experiment still ongoing. Though Dinosaur Lake, so far, is selling extremely well and has gathered over fifty good reviews on Amazon Kindle.

Then, as I was trying to decide what to do next – write a new book or take a well-deserved rest – a writer friend of mine sent me an email. “Have you heard of a website called ACX?” she asked. “They’re new. They’ll put your books out in audio. Take a look.” Hmmm. I took a look and the website, the whole concept, really excited me. You offer up your book/books/stories (if you own the audio rights) and ACX will connect you to a narrator/producer who’ll work with you to produce a first-rate audio book of your novel. But in the end, the choice is up to you. It looked easy enough. Offer on the website a four to five minute audition script, a section of your book you believe is a good sample of the book’s heart, and other details of your novel and wait until a narrator/producer makes an offer to produce it. I thought, “Well, I own total rights to my three self-published books and all the audio rights to my fifteen books with Eternal Press and Damnation Books, so I can do that.” Then I had another idea…ask my publisher if I could use their cover art. It would save me a fortune on getting new art for the audio editions. She and the cover artist agreed that if I put a disclaimer on the audio book cover referring the customers back to its publisher for the eBook and print, I could use their art on my audio books. My cover artist, because she’s a friend of mine, also said she’d reformat them to the required square 2400 x 2400 pixel size I’d need. What a deal. So generous of them.

So I offered up seventeen of my novels (and one short story collection) on ACX in January 2013…and was shocked and pleasantly pleased when within a month’s time eight were accepted! Five narrators/producers quickly sent me five minute audition MP3’s through ACX for all eight. And the quality of the narrators and their voices, their professionalism, was incredible. It was so neat hearing my words come to life after so many years with only the written version. I accepted each one, though I was a little overwhelmed at knowing I’d be juggling eight audio books at once; so I spaced out the final deadlines to fall between the end of March through the end of July. With the largest books later in the summer. Together, my five producers and I set a 15 minute section deadline and the completed book deadlines. Emailed back and forth getting to know each other. My first novel written, over forty years ago now, and my only historical romance, a so-called bodice-ripper (I know, I know… a horror author writing an historical romance…but I was young and hadn’t found my genre, my voice, yet…that came with my second novel in 1984) was even narrated by a woman using an English accent. I’d almost forgotten the book was 15th century England so the narrator would have one. So I smiled when I first heard her audition. My words, my characters, came alive. As I listened, I couldn’t believe, at times, some of the things I’d written. The years had faded the memories and the words. But always, I knew they were mine.

The other narrators/producers were excellent, as well. Two men and three women. Some of them are actors/actresses or voice over specialists. One woman produced audio books for the blind for many years before she came to ACX. All of them have their own in-home studios and know what they’re doing; most have many years of experience. Each has been a joy to work with. So far all have met our agreed on deadlines. All have stories of their own to tell. Over the months some of them have even become sort of email friends. They’re interesting, talented people. I’ve had so much enjoyment listening to their renderings and helping them edit the final product. I’m so pleased with what they’ve produced.

My first audio book, my 2007 ancient-Egyptian paranormal time-travel Egyptian Heart, was finalized on March 31 and I okayed it for release. It went up for sale on ACX (which is Amazon.com, iTunes and Audible.com) on April 18 – and it is already selling well.

The other audio books will follow one each month until all eight are up for sale. I still have a lot of listening to do, but it’s been fun, so I don’t mind. I’m just thrilled that my novels will be out there for people to listen to on their iPods, eReaders, computers and at iTunes. And if I’m lucky, soon the other ten will be snatched up by producers as well and every one will eventually become ACX audio books. I’m working on the last chapters of the audio book for WITCHES, my best-loved romantic horror novel…it should be out by the middle of June 2013. The Last Vampire will follow the next month. Well, that’s the story of my audio book adventure…so far. Stay tuned for further updates.

Written by the author Kathryn Meyer Griffith, this ninth day of May 2013

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

Thursday, January 3, 2013

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 you from 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 the written word. The process of creativity is a source of fascination for him, and the notion of bringing something to being that would not exist without personal effort and commitment serves not only as inspiration but as fulfillment as well. So whether it is writing, woodwork, or landscaping, his hands and mind are not often at rest.

Over the years he accumulated a dust laden catalog of his written works, with his reading audience limited to family and friends. After deciding to approach his writing as a profession, and not a hobby, the first glimmers of success came along. Since making the decision to move forward, he has secured publication for a number of short stories, has received a nomination for inclusion in the Pushcart Anthology, built his own website, and in November 2010 realized publication for an anthology of three novellas, titled Remnant, from All Things That Matter Press.

Remnant has gone on to favorable critical review and placed as Finalist/Sci-fi, 2011 National Indie Excellence Awards; Bronze Medalist, Sci-Fi, 2012 Readers Favorite Book of the Year Awards; and Award Winner-Finalist, Sci-Fi, 2012 USA Book News Best Book Awards. Roland’s second publication, Oddities and Entities, also from All Things That Matter Press, followed in March 2012. It, too, has received favorable critical review, and is the recipient of four awards: Bronze Medalist, Horror, and Finalist, Paranormal, 2012 Readers Favorite Book of the Year Awards; Award Winner-Finalist, Fiction/Horror and Fiction/Anthologies, 2012 USA Book News Best Book Awards.

His writing can best be described as depicting strange people involved in perhaps stranger situations. He is not devoted to any one genre of writing. Instead, he prefers to let his stories follow their own path. Classification can follow after the fact, but if one is looking for labels, one would find his stories in several categories.

Sometimes speculative, other times supernatural, at times horror, with journeys into mainstream fiction, and even some humor - or perhaps the bizarre. Despite the category, he aims to depict characters as real on the page as they are in his head, with prose of literary quality. His literary inspirations are as eclectic as his written works - from Poe to Kate Chopin, from Homer to Tolkien, from Flaubert to William Gibson, from Shakespeare to Tolstoy, as long as a piece is true to itself, he is willing to go along for the ride. He hopes to bring the same to his own fiction.

Connect and Socialize with Roland!

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About Oddities and Entities:

Oddities and Entities is a surreal, provocative anthology of six tales within the supernatural/ paranormal/horror genres, exploring a definition of life beyond the fragile vessel of the human body. The stories are: ‘Boneview’, in which a young woman struggles to balance her ability to see through people with the presence of a supernatural creature in her life; ‘Shift/Change’, in which a hospital worker struggles to regain his memory as he is confronted by a series of desperate people; ‘My Other Me’, in which a lonely college student finds himself displaced from his body by his alter ego; ‘Gray’, in which a frustrated man is stunned to discover a little creature has been living in his head; ‘Elmer Phelps’, in which a brother and sister find themselves linked in a strange reality by a bat bite in their youth; and lastly, ‘Appendage’, in which a cynical mercenary is hired by his son to protect a research lab on the verge of a stunning discovery.

Praise for Oddities and Entities:

Oddities and Entities by Roland Allnach, categorized as horror fiction, is unlike any other horror fiction I have ever encountered. The book is comprised of six stories, each of which is written a cut above the norm. There are no recognizable monsters in these stories, no sophomoric zombies, no evil ancient vampires, and none of the standard fare I have become accustomed to in the horror genre. I do like the usual run of the horror genre, but this book is written with thoughtful intelligence, for an intelligent adult reader. 

I do not mean to imply sexual situations or coarse language. What I mean is, any intelligent reader, capable of deep thought, will find this book irresistible. The six individual stories are as unlike as any six stories can be, yet each one is so sufficiently well-written that, if sold as individual short stories, I wouldn't hesitate to award 5 stars to each of them.

To say I like this book is a crass understatement. Each story drew me in and evoked my empathy for various characters. These stories forced me to actually think beyond what I was reading. Each premise was unique, at least in my experience; I have never encountered any other stories that even approach the situations these present with authority and authenticity. 

If I could boil down my perception of this book into a single word, that word would be WOW! Roland Allnach's first anthology, Remnant, which I have also read, was placed as a finalist in the Science Fiction category in the 2011 National Indie Excellence Awards. I absolutely expect Oddities and Entities to follow suit. If you read only one book this year, make it this one. Be prepared to have your comfort zone challenged.

- Readers Favorite (ReadersFavorite.com)

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Oddities and Entities Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule


Monday, February 4 – Interview at Examiner
Tuesday, February 5 – Interview at The Writer’s Life
Wednesday, February 6 – Interview at Laurie’s Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews
Thursday, February 7 – Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
Friday, February 8 – Interview at Books Books the Magical Fruit
Tuesday, February 12 – Guest Blogging at Delphina Reads Too Much
Wednesday, February 13 – Interview at Literarily Speaking
Thursday, February 14 – Interview at Blogcritics
Friday, February 15 – Interview at Book Marketing Buzz
Monday, February 18 – Guest Blogging at Precious Monsters
Tuesday, February 19 – First Chapter Reveal at As the Pages Turn
Wednesday, February 20 – Interview at As the Pages Turn
Thursday, February 21 – First Chapter Reveal at Beyond the Books
Friday, February 22 – Interview at Review From Here
Monday, February 25 – Interview at Pump Up Your Book
Friday, February 28 – Interview at The Book Connection
Monday, March 4 – Book Review at Laurie’s Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews
Tuesday, March 5 – Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book
Wednesday, March 6 – Interview at Between the Covers
Thursday, March 7 – Book Review and Book Giveaway at Urban Girl Reader
Friday, March 8 – Book Review at Deal Sharing Aunt
Monday, March 11 – Book Review at Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Tuesday, March 12 – Interview at Beyond the Books
Wednesday, March 13 – Guest Blogging at Moonlight Lace & Mayhem
Thursday, March 14 – Guest Blogging at The Paperback Pursuer
Friday, March 15 – First Chapter Reveal at Waiting on Sunday to Drown
Monday, March 18 – Guest Blogging at Bibliophilia, Please
Tuesday, March 19 - Guest Blogging at Fantasy Pages
Tuesday, March 20 – Book Review at Beauty in Ruins
Wednesday, March 20 – Book Review at My Cozy Corner
Thursday, March 21 – Book Review at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
Thursday, March 21 - Interview at The Writer’s Life
Friday, March 22 – Guest Blogging at Literal Exposure
Monday, March 25 – Interview at Broowaha
Monday, March 25 – Book Review at Must Read Faster
Tuesday, March 26 – Guest Blogging at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
Friday, March 28 – Guest Blogging at The Top Shelf
Friday, March 28 – Interview at American Chronicle

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