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Blog Tour For Keeper of Reign by Emma Right From August 11, 2013 to August 30, 2013 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am delighted to announce that Emma Right will be touring the blogosphere to promote her young adult fantasy Keeper of Reign. This is Emma's first virtual book tour withPump up Your Book! She will be coming to a blog near you from August 11, to August 30, 2013! Come join us for all the fun!

Keeper of Reign Blog Tour Information:

Meet Emma Right
Emma Right is a happy wife and homeschool mother of five living in the Pacific West Coast of the USA. Besides running a busy home, and looking after their five pets, which includes two cats, two bunnies and a Long-haired dachshund, she also writes stories for her children. When she doesn’t have her nose in a book, she is telling her kids to get theirs in one. 
Right worked as a copywriter for two major advertising agencies and won several awards, including the prestigious Clio Award for her ads, before she settled down to have children. Visit Emma Right at her home site and blog for tips and ideas about books, homesch…

Computer problems have plagued me all week!

Hello everyone! Well, for the past week I've had an intermittent Internet connection because my cable company has been experiencing an increased number of outages around the area. I actually have no idea if or when I will have access to the Internet or email from one day to the next! It started out as somewhat sporadic, and has turned increasingly annoying!

In fact, we just had a cable service call today. The lady came and spent between an hour and a half to two hours this afternoon trying to find out what is wrong, as the television, telephone and Internet were all affected by outages at some point during the week. It appears to be fixed now, thank goodness! I just hope that it lasts!
For those of you who dropped by today expecting to find my review of Dead Moneyby Steve O'Brien, I was finally able to post it and I apologize for the lateness of my review - my computer is finally cooperating!
May you read well and often

Roland Allnach, Author of Oddities and Entities, Chats About the Closeness of the Supernatural

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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 w…

Blog Tour For I, Walter by Mike Hartner From August 5, 2013 to October 31, 2013 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Mike Hartner will be touring the blogosphere to promote his historical romance I, Walter. This is Mike's first virtual book tour with Pump up Your Book! He will be coming to a blog near you from August 5, to October 31, 2013! Come join us for all the fun!

I, Walter Blog Tour Information: 

Meet Mike Hartner
Mike Hartner is a father, son, author, patriot, geek (ret), and husband.

His love of all things genealogical led him to writing, and writing has now led him to fiction and a large epic saga.

He lives in Vancouver, BC with his wife and son.

His latest book is the historical romance, I, Walter.

Visit his website at www.accidentalauthor.ca.


Connect and Socialize with Mike!
Website * Blog * Twitter * Facebook * 'The Eternity Series'
About I, Walter:
This is the life story of Walter Crofter, an English commoner who ran from home at the age of 11. After two years living on the street, he ended up on a Merchant Mariners boat …

Roland Allnach - Oddities and Entities

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11. Oddities and Entities by Roland Allnach (2012)
Length: 270 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 16 March 2013
Finished: 21 March 2013
Where did it come from? From Netgalleywith many thanks also to Dorothy from Pump up Your Bookfor sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 4 January 2013
Why do I have it? I like horror and Roland Allnach is a new author for me.

Set in the mysterious space between everyday reality - which governs the real world - and an existence just beyond reach, Oddities and Entities by Roland Allnach traces a path through the supernatural, the paranormal, and the speculative. With moments of horror, dark humor, and philosophical transcendence, these six tales explore a definition of life beyond the fragile vessel of the human body.

In the first of these six tales, 'Boneview' - a young woman named Allison, attempts to balance her desire to have a normal life with her ability to see through people, as well as the presence of a su…

Introducing Scraps of Paper by Kathryn Meyer Griffith!

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Hello everyone! I just received a heads-up email from Kathryn Meyer Griffith - author of 18 novels, 2 novellas and 12 short stories - and since I always enjoy finding free stuff (especially books), I decided to take a 'leap of faith' to see if my readers just might be interested in checking out this free download from Amazon as well! You'll have to hurry, so grab your copy today!

From Friday, November 8, 2013 until Tuesday, November 12, 2013, Kathryn Meyer Griffith's murder mystery Scraps of Paper - Revised Author's Edition will be available to download for free from Amazon.

Or, if you prefer, Scraps of Paper - Revised Author's Edition by Kathryn Meyer Griffith is also available as an audio book from Audible.


Meet Kathryn Meyer Griffith
Kathryn Meyer Griffith is a wife of almost 35 years (husband, Russell), mother (one son, James) and grandmother (two grandchildren, Caitlyn and Joshua). She was a graphic designer in the corporate world for 23 years; and has publ…

May You All Have a Wonderful St. Patrick's Day!

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St Patricks Day Pictures
I hope that everyone; old and new friends, online and offline friends, and family from all over, have a wonderful and much blessed St. Patrick's Day. I am truly honored and blessed to have you all in my life! :)

May you read well and often

Prudence MacGregor, Author of Trilogy: A Collection Chats About the Joys and Difficulties of the Writing Process

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Meet Prudence MacGregor
Prudence MacGregor was born on the isle of Manhattan and began writing stories at an early age. There are things besides writing that she loves to do. Mainly, travel, read, and indulge in decadent delights such as Australian red licorice and trying different perfumes.

Synopsis of Trilogy: A Collection:
Trilogy: A Collection is comprised of three stories, all of which have an otherworldly, paranormal theme to them. Each of the main characters in these stories wrestles with extraordinary circumstances in an otherwise ostensibly ordinary world. All of the tales have their own moral and life lessons, which Prudence MacGregor aims for each reader to individually formulate, as life itself is not clear cut and is at the mercy of the subjective. Journey with the stories’ main characters as they navigate the unplumbed depths of the unknown. 
The first story, 'Parallelograms', centers on protagonist Justine, a determined yet troubled young woman who, quite by acci…

Prudence MacGregor - Trilogy: A Collection

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10. Trilogy: A Collection by Prudence MacGregor (2013)
Length: 107 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 12 March 2013
Finished: 14 March 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Rebecca at The Cadence Groupfor sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 21 February 2013
Why do I have it? I like horror with a supernatural flavor to it and Prudence MacGregor is a new author for me.

Trilogy: A Collection by Prudence MacGregor is comprised of three stories, all of which have an otherworldly, paranormal theme to them. The book is not really classified as typical horror - I classified the book in that category myself. Anyway, the first story of the trio was 'Parallelograms', is about a young woman named Justine, whose previously tightly-controlled and well-ordered world is thrown into a tailspin by her chance meetings with two unusual people. One woman - Justine's doppelganger - is someone who appears to be shopping at the same supermarket while Justin…

Blog Tour For The Enchanted by Elaine Cantrell From August 5, 2013 to September 27, 2013 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Elaine Cantrell will be touring the blogosphere to promote her paranormal romance The Enchanted. This is Elaine's first virtual book tour with Pump up Your Book! She will be coming to a blog near you from August 5, to September 27, 2013! Come join us for all the fun!

Ms. Cantrell is also doing an awesome giveaway - she is giving away a $100 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky winner at the end of her 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!

The Enchanted Blog Tour Information:

 Meet Elaine Cantrell
Elaine Cantrell was born and raised in South Carolina where she obtained a master’s degree in personnel services from Clemson University. She is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary society for women educators, Romance Writers of America, and EPIC authors. Her first novel, A New Leaf, was the 2003 winner of the Timeless LoveContest. Wh…

Book Blast Blog Tour For The Howling Heart by April Bostic From August 5, 2013 to August 30, 2013 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that April Bostic will be touring the blogosphere to promote her paranormal romance The Howling Heart. This is April's first Book Blast with Pump up YourBook! April will be coming to a blog near you from August 5, to August 30, 2013! Come join us for all the fun!

The Howling Heart Book Blast Information:
Meet April Bostic
April Bostic is a New Jersey-based romance author who enjoys unleashing her creativity and letting her imagination run wild. Her love of romance books inspired her to become not just a reader, but also a writer. In December 2008, she self-published her first novel, a contemporary romance with a supernatural twist entitled A Rose to the Fallen. Her first short story, Right Here, Right Now, released in January 2012 is an erotic romance with a dash of S&M. The following year, she released two more short stories: a romantic urban fantasy inspired by the Greek myth of Eros and Psyche entitled Eros, My Love, and a sexy…

David Dennis - Why She Left Us

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9. Why She Left Us by David Dennis (2012)
Length: 434 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Started: 23 February 2013
Finished: 8 March 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to David for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 26 December 2012
Why do I have it? I like contemporary fiction and David Dennis is a new author for me.

It was the summer of 1985, and Betsy as the oldest of three sisters, was still young and inexperienced. However, she was longing to love someone and to be loved in return, when Wayne entered her life. Quiet, painfully shy, and lacking in proper social skills, he came across as a shady person to others because he was unable to look anyone in the eye. At the same time, while Betsy was desperately seeking the love and approval of a mother who never wanted her in the first place, events totally beyond her control claimed Betsy as their victim.

In the wake of these catastrophic events, those who were left behind are unable to cop…

Kathryn Meyer Griffith, Author of Don't Look Back, Agnes and In This House Chats About the Inspiration For Both Stories

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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…