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Book Blast For The Howling Heart by April Bostic

Hello Everyone! I hope that you're all having a wonderful day today. I'm so glad to welcome April Bostic, author of The Howling Heart, to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Ms. Bostic is currently on her first Book Blast tour with Pump up Your Booklasting through most of the month of August. This is also my third Book Blast post ever (I'm really getting into the swing of things, now! :)), but I still hope that I do The Howling Heart by April Bostic justice. 
Ms. Bostic is also doing an awesome giveaway - she is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card/Paypal Cash to one lucky winner at the end of her Book Blast. Be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form below, and I wish you all the very best of good luck in taking part!
About The Howling Heart: 
Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when given the promotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City. Her bright future comes to a…

Marcia Lynn McClure - Midnight Masquerade

29. Midnight Masquerade by Marcia Lynn McClure (2013)
Length: 175 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Started: 25 August 2013
Finished: 28 August 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Kathy at I am a Reader, Not a Writer for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 4 August 2013
Why do I have it? I like paranormal romance in the form of fairy tales and Marcia Lynn McClure is a new author for me.

She was tired - oh so very, very tired. Never - not in her entire life - had Evony Elorrietta ever known such total, draining fatigue. Forced into hiding when her aunt, Queen Raina and her mother, Queen Charmaine mysteriously disappear within a week of each other, Evony spirits herself, her brother and her sister away to safety somewhere within her Aunt Raina's kingdom. Under the alias of Edith, the lovely princess has found work as a seamstress for a truly odious and abusive woman, in the hopes that she will somehow discover what has happened to the m…

Stephen Hayes, Author of The Magic Crystals Series Chats About the Inspiration Behind the Books

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 sweep under the carpet. Although classified as fantasy genre due mainly to the prominent magic component, Stephen’s writing also includes a good balance of drama, mystery, romance, humour, and he isn’t afraid to address controversial moral issues.

His latest books are The Seventh Sorcerer and Rock Haulter from The Magic Crystals Series.

Visit his website at www.thema…

Blog Tour For Wrage by Joseph Spencer From September 2, 2013 to October 31, 2013 - Come Join Us!

Hello Everyone! I am delighted to announce that Joseph Spencer will be touring the blogosphere to promote his occult crime thriller Wrage. This is Joseph's second virtual book tour with Pump up Your Book! He will be coming to a blog near you from September 2, to October 31, 2013! Come join us for all the fun!

Mr. Spencer is also doing an awesome giveaway - he is giving away Two (2) Starbucks Gift Cards to two lucky winners at the end of his 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!

Wrage 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-Carbondal…

Emma Right - Keeper of Reign

28. Keeper of Reign by Emma Right (2013)
The Reign Chronicles Book 1
Length: 192 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Started: 20 August 2013
Finished: 24 August 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Tracee at Pump up Your Book and Emma Right for sending me a copy of the book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 20 June 2013
Why do I have it? I like fantasy and Emma Right is a new author for me.

For sixteen-year-old Jules Blaze - the oldest in a family of five - life has been tough. His father Jon, is a General who is away fighting to protect the Kingdom of Reign from invasion by an aggressive neighboring tribe called the Handoverans. Jules cares for his mother and four younger siblings, and hopes that his father will return home safely.

As a child, Jules had listened with rapt attention to his Grandpa Leroy's many tales and legends of the Keepers of Reign. His stories were about their people - an ancient and regal race known as Elfies - a blend between elves and fairies. Leroy tol…

Our Library Visit For August

Hello Everyone! How are you on this fine Thursday? I'm doing just fine. :) Today is my mom's birthday, and in honor of that we decided to go to our local library and then brought home two bagel sandwiches and a box of donuts from Dunkin' Doughnuts for lunch.  We came away with three overflowing bags of books - pretty good, considering the last time we went to the library was only two months ago, in June. :) Surprisingly, both my mom and I seem to have gone to the library every two months this year! :)

We had a wonderful time together - as we always do! It has become something of a birthday tradition for me - and apparently now for mom as well. We spent about an hour and a half at the library - from about 11:30 A. M. to 1 P. M.

Between us, we bought 12 hardcovers, 27 paperbacks as well as 2 oversized paperbacks. We spent a whopping $30 for a total of 41 books. A pretty good haul, if I do say so, myself. :)

At the moment, I'm reading If It's Broken, Don&#…

Introducing Keeper of Reign by Emma Right!

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, homeschooling, bible devotions, and author helps of various sorts: www.emmaright.com and follow her on facebookemma.right.author or her fanpage on facebook.com/keeperofreign
Keeper of Reign by Emma Right (2013)Length: 340 pagesPurchase your copy from Amazon!
Keeper of Reign Blurb:
Sixteen year old Jules Blaze, heir of a Keeper, suspects his family hides a forgotten …

Virginia Henley - The Marriage Prize

27. The Marriage Prize by Virginia Henley (2000)
The Medieval Plantagenet Series Book 3
Length: 326 pages
Genre: Historical Romance
Started: 11 June 2013
Finished: 20 August 2013
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 1 June 2013
Why do I have it? I like historical romance and Virginia Henley is a new author for me.

Orphaned at a young age, Rosamond Marshal is the royal ward of Eleanor de Montfort - sister of King Henry III and wife of the renowned warlord Simon de Montfort. Under the worldly countess' wise tutelage, Rosamond learns not only the skills of a chatelaine, but also how to wield her feminine power by dressing exquisitely, conversing wittily, and charming men relentlessly. As the beautiful heiress approaches young womanhood, she is fearful of leaving the security of the de Montfort household and fulfilling her betrothal to the dark, imposing bachelor knight Rodger de Leyburn.

Just as Rodger de Leyburn devilishly outmaneuvers …

Book Blast For Be Careful What You Wish For by R. K. Avery

Hello Everyone! I hope that you're all having a wonderful day today. I'm so glad to welcome R. K. Avery, author of Be Careful What You Wish For, to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Ms. Avery is currently on her first Book Blast lasting through most of the month of August. This is also my second Book Blast post ever, so I hope that I do Be Careful What You Wish For by R. K. Avery justice. 
Ms. Avery is also doing an awesome giveaway - she is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card/Paypal Cash and One Signed Paperback Copy of Be Careful What You Wish For to one lucky winner at the end of her Book Blast. Be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form below, and I wish you all the very best of good luck in taking part!
About Be Careful What You Wish For:

Bunting Valley, North Dakota—a scenic and picturesque town where nothing dreadful ever happens—is a place where people feel safe leaving their front doors unlocked and their cars running in the driveways. So when beautiful, blue-eyed, three-year…

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 Random.org 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 …

Book Blast For Midnight Masquerade by Marcia Lynn McClure

Hello Everyone! I hope that you're all having a wonderful day today. I'm so glad to welcome Marcia Lynn McClure, author of Midnight Masquerade, to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Ms. McClure is currently on her first Book Blast lasting through most of the month of August. This is also my first Book Blast post ever, so I hope that I do Midnight Masquerade by Marcia Lynn McClure justice.
Ms. McClure is also doing an awesome giveaway - she is giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash to one lucky winner at the end of her Book Blast. Be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form below, and I wish you all the very best of good luck in taking part!

About Midnight Masquerade:

Stavos Voronin was not as blind-eyed as many nobles and royals. Evony’s physical gestures—even the simplest movement of her hands—revealed that she had not always been destitute. The same was true of the children—of their polished manners and the boy’s knowledge of horses and tendency to be bold and fearless of …

Michael J. Bowler, Author of Children of the Knight, Talks About the Legend of Arthur's Camelot and Its Relevance to 21st Century America

Meet Michael J. Bowler
Michael Bowler is an award-winning author who grew up in San Rafael, California.

He majored in English and Theatre at Santa Clara University and earned a master’s in film production and a second master’s in Special Education. He partnered with two friends as producer, writer, and/or director on several films, most notably “Fatal Images,” “Dead Girls,” “Hell Spa” (later re-edited and titled “Club Dead”), “Things” and “Things II.”

A Boy and His Dragon, published in 2011, is an urban fantasy about a lonely boy in 1970 who discovers both a living dragon and his own true nature, a nature that makes him the most dangerous boy on earth.

A Matter of Time, a Silver Award winner from Reader’s Favorite, was published in 2012. It is a real-world-grounded story of an almost impossible loop in time that leads to undying love and unforgettable heartache.

He has also been a volunteer Big Brother to seven different boys over 29 years with the Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters progra…

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

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…

Introducing Deviltry Afoot by Carol Pritt

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 deviltryafoot.com


Deviltry Afootby Carol Pritt (2013)Length: 206 pagesPurchase your copy from Amazon!
Deviltry Afoot Blurb:
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 the supernatural realm and sets out determined to find answers herself.

Donald chose evil when he was a living being. Brought back to spirit he continues spreading terror.

As Tina explores, others come to know that something outside the norm is at work in Pendale.

Will the power of love bring light overcoming the spreading darkness?

Will Be…

Carol Pritt - Deviltry Afoot

26. Deviltry Afoot by Carol Pritt (2013)
Length: 202 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 4 August 2013
Finished: 7 August 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Dorothy at Pump up Your Bookfor sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 29 July 2013
Why do I have it? I like horror and Carol Pritt is a new author for me.

When Becky Sanders is brutally murdered, her mother Tina is devastated and vows to find her killer and bring them to justice. Little does Tina Sanders realize that her daughter's murder is only the beginning in a reign of terror for the tiny town of Pendale. Seeking justice for Becky, Tina starts her own investigation of these gruesome murders; which ultimately leads her into the supernatural realm. For all signs point Tina toward an seeming impossibility - the murderer is one Donald Fate, a merciless assailant who apparently died in 1961.

The police have no tangible clues to go on, and are understandably reluctant to accept Tina'…

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

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…