Showing posts from February, 2013

Introducing Accidentally in Love With...a God? by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff!

Meet Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Romance Author.

Before taking up a permanent residence in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mimi spent time living near NYC (became a shopaholic), in Mexico City (developed a taste for very spicy food), and Arizona (now hates jumping chollas, but pines for sherbet sunsets). Her love of pre-Hispanic culture, big cities, and romance inspires her to write when she’s not busy with kids, hubby, work, and life…or getting sucked into a juicy novel.

She hopes that someday, leather pants for men will make a big comeback and that her writing might make you laugh when you need it most.

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Accidentally in Love With...a God? by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff (2013) Length: 416 pages Purchase your copy fromAmazon,Barnes and Noble, Bookish and IndieBound!
Accidentally in Love With...a God? Blurb:
Trapped for decades, a powerful god seeks freedom . . . and revenge. But the only thing that can save hi…

Blog Tour For Deviltry Afoot by Carol Pritt From August 5, 2013 to August 30, 2013 - Come Join Us!

Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Carol Pritt will be touring the blogosphere to promote her most recent paranormal novel Deviltry Afoot. This is Carol's first virtual book tour with Pump up Your Book! She will be coming to a blog near you from August 5, to August 30, 2013! Come join us for all the fun!

Deviltry Afoot Blog Tour Information: 
Meet Carol Pritt
Carol Pritt lives in the northeast Ohio. She has a large family and enjoys reading, writing, spending time her family and pet.

She has a Associate Degree in Pre-Professional Journalism and a Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Lorain County Community College.

Deviltry Afoot is her first book.

You can visit Carol Pritt’s website at

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About Deviltry Afoot:
A mother’s love is a powerful force of nature.

Tina’s daughter is savagely murdered. Tina comes to know the police won’t be able to solve the crime because the answers are to be found in …

Kersten Hamilton's Tyger, Tyger - Free For Download From Amazon Stores

Hello Everyone! For those of you who may have read Tyger, Tyger by Kersten Hamilton - the fantastic first book in her series - The Goblin Wars Series, I'm delighted to tell you that the first book, Tyger, Tyger is now available as a free download from ITunes, Amazon and Barnes and Noble, but only for one week - from Tuesday, October 29th to Tuesday, November 5th.

I have already downloaded my copy and so can you! Below is the author's biography and a brief synopsis of the first two books in the series.

Meet Kersten Hamilton

I was born in a trailer in High Rolls, New Mexico, in 1958. By my sixth birthday, I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wanted to be a writer. I was fascinated by the sound of words, the sweep of story. I wanted to make word magic and tuck it inside the covers of a book.

A writer needs a very tough skin. And she needs something to write about. Fortunately, my parents were quite eccentric. My childhood can only be described as 'exciting.'

I trac…

Susan Hill - The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story

8. The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story by Susan Hill (1983)
Length: 164 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 11 February 2013
Finished: 20 February 2013
Where did it come from? I downloaded this ebook from Amazonback in January of 2012 and then I acquired a physical copy from a Library Book Sale.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 10 January 2012 as an ebook; Since 3 February 2013 as a physical book.
Why do I have it? I like horror and Susan Hill is a new author for me.

Arthur Kipps is an up-and-coming London solicitor who is sent to the town of Crythin Gifford - deep in the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. He comes to attend the funeral and settle the affairs of a client, Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House. Mrs. Drablow's house stands at the end of the causeway, wreathed in fog and cloaked in mystery, however Arthur is unaware of the tragic secrets that lie hidden behind Eel Marsh House's sheltered windows.

The routine business trip Arthur anticipated upon his ar…

Blog Tour For The Magic Crystals Series by Stephen Hayes From July 1, 2013 to August 30, 2013 - Come Join Us!

Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Stephen Hayes will be touring the blogosphere to promote his Young Adult fantasy series The Magic Crystals. This is Stephen's first virtual book tour with Pump up Your Book! He will be coming to a blog near you from July 1, to August 30, 2013! Come join us for all the fun!

The Magic Crystals Series Blog Tour Information: 
Meet Stephen Hayes
Stephen Hayes lives and writes in Melbourne, Australia. Having been born partially blind in 1986 and lost his limited vision in 2000, he started writing stories at the age of eight, winning the Harold DickinsonMemorial Australian Literary Competition for a short story about a haunted house at the age of eleven. He completed his first novella in Braille at fourteen and by sixteen, had completed the first draft of The Seventh Sorcerer.

Since 2002, Stephen has allowed his imagination to run wild with The Magic Crystals saga; sometimes pushing boundaries that today’s somewhat moral society deem to…

Introducing An Accidental Killing by Bev Spicer!

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

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

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 …

The 'Clear Your Shelf' Giveaway Hop Begins Soon!

Hello Everyone! I'm delighted to announce that from August 20th-27th - yes, for one entire week - the delightful Mary from Bookhoundsand Kathy from I am a Reader, Not a Writerare hosting the 'Clear Your Shelf' Giveaway Hop!

The objective is to give away books from your own bookshelf. It can be one book or an entire box! This hop features books in need of a new home. It is time to clear out those books you have already read or will never read, so you can get more books!

At the moment, there are over 100 blogs participating so that means multiple giveaways for you to enter and take part in. Read all about Kathy's Giveaway Hop guidelines here.

Want to win this set of books?
Contest is open to anyone over 13 years old with a US mailing address, PO Boxes are OK! Contest ends on August 27, 2013 Winner will be chosen by WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN THE COMMENTS OF THIS POSTWinner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen.Duplicate entries …

Tia Nevitt - Wish by a Hazel Tree

7. Wish by a Hazel Tree by Tia Nevitt (2011)
The Accidental Enchantments Prequels Series Book 1
Length: 17 pages
Genre: Short Story
Started/Finished: 7 February 2013
Where did it come from? I downloaded this ebook for free from Tia's website to read on my Amazon Kindle.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 18 January 2013
Why do I have it? I like fantasy and had read and enjoyed The Sevenfold Spellby the same author in December of 2010.

Fayette is almost thirteen years old and is still recovering from an accident that has left her with a lifelong limp. The last thing that she wants to hear are the glad tidings that her widowed father wants to marry her lovely young aunt - her late mother's sister, Tante Marie. When Fay goes out into the back garden and makes a frivolous wish by the hazel tree that she and her father planted in her mother's memory, she never expects it to actually come true. This story takes place about a dozen years before the events of Mischief at the Prin…

Introducing The Tempest Murders by P. M. Terrell!

Meet P. M. Terrell
P.M. Terrell is the award-winning, internationally acclaimed author of more than 18 books in 4 genres. A full-time author since 2002, she previously opened and operated two computer companies in the Washington, DC area. Her specialties were in the areas of computer crime and computer intelligence and her clients included the Secret Service, CIA and Department of Defense as well as local law enforcement. Computer and spy technology are two themes that recur throughout her books.

She is the co-founder of The Book ‘Em Foundation, whose mission is to raise awareness of the link between high illiteracy rates and high crime rates. And she founded the annual Book ‘Em North Carolina Writers Conference and Book Fair which takes place each February. She is also an animal advocate and helped to start the New Leash on Life program in which dogs destined for euthanasia are rescued and paired with prison inmates in Robeson County, North Carolina, who train them. The dogs are then…

Our Library Visit For February

Hello Everyone! How are you on this fine Saturday? I'm doing just fine. :) So, for the first time this year Mom and I went to our local library and bought books at the library book sale. :) I suppose we each thought our separate TBR piles needed replenishing! We wound up buying five bags of books and staggered out to our friend's car where she helped us to unload our 'burden'! :)

Neither of us had been to the library since July of 2012 and I must say, I was looking forward to a return visit! We arrived at the library at about 11:45 A. M. and spent an hour and a half there. We had a wonderful time together - as we always do!

We bought 25 hardcovers and 23 paperbacks and 14 oversized paperbacks between us and spent a whopping $20 for a total of 62 books. In fact, mom bargained with the young librarian's assistant up from $18! :)

May you read well and often

Reading Wrap-up For January at Emeraldfire's Bookmark

Hello everyone out there and I hope that you all had a terrific reading month for yourselves. I am known as Emeraldfire around the Internet and this is my new personal reading blog. Anyway, I started out January 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.
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 :)) - Fruit of my Spirit: Reframing Life in God's Graceby Deanna Nowadnick
- Matching Wits With Venusby Therese Gilardi
- Ghost Brotherby Kathryn Meyer Griffith
- The Banshee and the Witchby Kathryn Meyer Griffith
- Too Close to the Edgeby Kathryn Meyer Griffith
- Running With the Trainby Kathryn Meyer Griffith

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :)) - Oddities and Entities by Roland Allnach
- Othermoon by Nina Berry
- The Forgotten Queen…