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Introducing Dinosaur Lake by Kathryn Meyer Griffith!

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To celebrate the good news that Dinosaur Lake by Kathryn Meyer Griffith has been nominated as a Finalist for the 2014 Epic Ebook Awards in the suspense/thriller category, she wanted me to mention that she is hard at work penning a sequel to her incredibly popular Jurassic horror/thriller Dinosaur Lake. The winners of the 2014 Epic Ebook Awards will be announced on Saturday, March 15, 2014!

Ms. Griffith was kind enough to send me a copy of Dinosaur Lake to read for myself, and I must say that after just reading the blurb - it certainly seems like quite an adventure! :) I congratulate Ms. Griffith on the honor of having been nominated, and wish her all the best for the upcoming award announcements.    

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 published with Dorchester, Kensington…

Blog Tour For A Hunter's Passion by Gwen Knight From February 3, 2014 to February 28, 2014 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Gwen Knight will be touring the blogosphere to promote her paranormal romance A Hunter's Passion. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up Your Book and will last from February 3, to February 28, 2014!

A Hunter's Passion Blog Tour Information:
Meet Gwen Knight
Canadian girl Gwen Knight first began to delve into the realm of the paranormal at the age of ten, when she wrote her first horror starring a clawed monster that hid beneath her bed. Since then, her tastes have expanded into many genres. Though addicted to reading and writing, she managed to achieve a degree in archaeology, geography, and mapping. Currently, she lives in the Great White North with her husband, two collies, and black cat. She loves meeting new people and you can visit her website at www.gwenknight.ca
Her latest book is the paranormal romance, A Hunter’s Passion.

Connect and Socialize with Gwen!
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About A Hunter's Pa…

Elaine Cantrell, Author of The Enchanted, Discusses Balancing Fantasy and Reality in Her Newest Romance

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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. When she’s not writing or teaching, she enjoys movies, quilting, reading, and collecting vintage Christmas ornaments.

Her latest book is the fantasy romance, The Enchanted.

Visit her website at www.elainecantrell.com.

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TWITTER | FACEBOOK | GOODREADS Synopsis from Goodreads: Forced by his father into a marriage he didn’t want, Prince Alan soon finds that his bride isn’t the sweet, submissive creature he expected. Morgane has the heart of a dragon and beauty beyond compare, but she isn’t thrilled about the marriage either. When black treachery threatens the kingdom, Morgane a…

Elaine Cantrell - The Enchanted

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34. The Enchanted by Elaine Cantrell (2013)
Length: 200 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Started: 21 September 2013
Finished: 24 September 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Dorothy at Pump up Your Book for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 6 September 2013
Why do I have it? I like paranormal romance and Elaine Cantrell is a new author for me.

Prince Alan has quite a dilemma. For the past four years he has mourned his wife Olwyn's death; however, his father, King Bowdyn has recently commanded that he marry again - this time to a woman of noble birth. Alan cannot ever imagine remarrying, especially to a woman he has never even met or has a chance of loving. For his refusal to fulfill his father's wishes, Alan is imprisoned for defiance for the period of one year. When he is released, Alan finds out that he was married by proxy to the Princess Morgane for the past two months.

Prince Alan soon finds that his new bride isn't the …

Introducing Jack: The Tale of Frost by Tony Bertauski!

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Hello everyone! I'm delighted to introduce you all to Jack: The Tale of Frost by Tony Bertauski! :) For those of you who may be interested, Jack: The Tale of Frost is the sequel to Claus: Legend of the Fat Man, which I read in December of 2012

Or, if you prefer, The Legend of Socket Greeny, The Discovery of Socket Greeny, Foreverland is Dead, Halfskin, The Drayton Chronicles, The Annihilation of Foreverland, Claus: Legend of the Fat Man, and The Training of Socket Greeny are all available as audiobooks from Audible. Download and listen to them all while you're on the way to grandmother's house! 

Meet Tony Bertauski
My grandpa never graduated high school. He retired from a steel mill in the mid-70s. He was uneducated, but he was a voracious reader. I remember going through his bookshelves of paperback sci-fi novels, smelling musty old paper, pulling Piers Anthony and Isaac Asimov off shelf and promising to bring them back. I was fascinated by robots that could think and ac…

Julianne Donaldson - Blackmoore: A Proper Romance

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33. Blackmoore: A Proper Romance by Jullianne Donaldson (2013)
Length: 276 pages
Genre: Historical Romance
Started: 18 September 2013
Finished: 20 September 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Cheryl at Shadow Mountain Publishing for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 5 August 2013
Why do I have it? I like historical romance and Julianne Donaldson is a new author for me.

Seventeen-year-old Katherine Worthington knows her heart and she knows that - despite her mother's wretched schemes and plans for her future - she will ultimately never marry. She is determined to join her Aunt Charlotte and travel to India instead - if only to quiet her restless spirit and to escape the family she abhors. But Kate's meddlesome mother has other plans. She strikes a bargain with Kate: Kate may certainly go to India, yes, but only after she has secured - and rejected - three marriage proposals. 

Kate journeys to the stately manor of Blackmoore dete…

Introducing The Feast by Kathryn Elizabeth Jones!

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Kathryn Elizabeth Jones will be having a signing for her latest Christian Fiction book The Feast: A Parable of the Ring, at her West Valley City, Utah home on October 19, 2013 from 1 to 4 PM. TheFeast is Kathryn's second book in her Parables Series - the sequel to Conquering Your Goliaths: A Parable of the Five Stones, which I read and reviewed in May of 2013.


Meet Kathryn Elizabeth Jones
When I was young I thought I had to sound like a great writer to be one. It was all so overwhelming; now I know I only need to sound like myself. My ideas come from two primary sources. My work might spark from the enlightening words of a friend, teacher or writing prompt. At other times, I am sitting in a very still space and the words I should write come to me like a powerful and glowing wind.

My favorite tool is the pen. Though computer keys get the words down quicker and easier, I like to put pen to paper, smell the ink, see the words as they are developed and renewed by new phrases or thought…

Blog Tour For A Bandit's Betrayed Heart by Michelle McLean From January 13, 2014 to February 7, 2014 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Michelle McLean will be touring the blogosphere to promote her historical romance A Bandit's Betrayed Heart. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up Your Book and will last from January 13, to February 7, 2014!

A Bandit's Betrayed Heart Blog Tour Information:
Meet Michelle McLean
Romance and non-fiction author Michelle McLean spent 98% of her formative years with her nose in a book indulging in her love of reading and research. She has a B.S. in History, a M.A. in English, insane eclectic tastes, and tends to be a bit of an organized mess with an insatiable love of books.

When Michelle’s not editing, reading or chasing her kids around, she can usually be found in a quiet corner working on her next book. She resides in PA with her husband and two children, an insanely hyper dog, and two very spoiled cats.
Connect and Socialize with Michelle!
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About A Bandit's Betra…

Kathryn Meyer Griffith Tells a Holloween Story - Well, 'Horror Author Equals Writer of Spooky Stories', Don't ye Know!

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Meet Kathryn Meyer Griffith
Kathryn Meyer Griffith has been a writer for over 42 years and has had 18 novels, 2 novellas and 12 short stories published with Zebra Books, LeisureBooks, Avalon Books, The Wild Rose Press, Damnation Books/Eternal Press since 1984; and now also Amazon Publishing and Amazon Kindle in the horror/romantic horror/suspense/time-travel and murder mystery genres. And her romantic end-of-the-world horror novel The Last Vampire- Revised Author's Edition was a 2012 EPIC eBook Awards Finalist Nominee.
Her books (most out again from Damnation Books and Eternal Press): Evil Stalks the Night, TheHeart of the Rose, Blood Forge, Vampire Blood, The Last Vampire, Witches, The Nameless One short story, The Calling, Scraps of Paper, All Things Slip Away, Egyptian Heart, Winter's Journey, The Ice Bridge, Don't Look Back, Agnes novella, In This House short story, BEFORE THE END:A Time of Demons, The Woman in Crimson, The Guide to Writing Paranormal Fiction: Volume …

Tyler Whitesides - Janitors

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32. Janitors by Tyler Whitesides (2011)
The Janitors Series Book 1
Length: 307 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Started: 10 September 2013
Finished: 13 September 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Cheryl at Shadow Mountain Publishingfor sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 5 August 2013
Why do I have it? I like fantasy and Tyler Whitesides is a new author for me.

Having just arrived in the small town of Welcher, twelve-year-old Spencer Zumbro is still trying to get used to being the new kid in school. As the oldest child in a family of five, Spencer can barely find a moment of peace for himself - especially when his three-year-old brother Max can usually be found either hiding in Spencer's closet, ready to surprise him, or jumping on his older brother's bed while wearing sneakers. Spencer sometimes feels like he's the only tidy one in his whole family - he puts his dirty clothes in the hamper, cleans up any food he spills, and okay, so ma…

Blog Tour For Run With the Wolves by T. C. Tombs From January 20, 2014 to March 18, 2014 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that T. C. Tombs will be touring the blogosphere to promote his paranormal fantasy Run With the Wolves. This virtual book tour is being hosted byPump up Your Book and will last from January 20, to March 18, 2014!

Mr. Tombs is also doing an awesome giveaway - he is giving away a $25 Amazon Giftcard and 10 Free Ebooks to the lucky winners at the end of his virtual book tour. Be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form below, and I wish you all the very best of good luck in taking part!
Run With the Wolves Blog Tour Information: 
Meet T. C. Tombs
T. C. Tombs earned degrees from Trent University and Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada. Like many Canadians, he loves hockey and golf, and he has a passion for medieval history, folk lore, literature, film, and music. Terry and his wife, Sandra, live in the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, Canada, where they have raised five daughters.
About Run With the Wolves: 
It is the fifteenth century, and thr…

Introducing Human No Longer by Kathryn Meyer Griffith!

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Hello Everyone! I was just checking Facebook today, and was delighted to learn that Human No Longer by Kathryn Meyer Griffith will be free to download from Amazon - at least for a short time! I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing Human No Longerby Kathryn Meyer Griffith back in July of 2013.

Yes, from Sunday, December 29, 2013 until Thursday, January 2, 2014, Kathryn Meyer Griffith's romantic vampire novel Human No Longer will be available to download for free from Amazon. So, you'll have to hurry and grab your own copy today!

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 published with Dorchester, Kensington, Avalon Books, The Wild Rose Press, AmazonKindle Direct, Damnation Books and Eternal Press, and Amazon Publishing. Six years ago Kathryn crossed over into e-books…

Mike Hartner, Author of I, Walter, Discusses His Thoughts on Writing The Eternity Series

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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 & Socialize with Mike!
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Synopsis of 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 in the service of the Crown.

On his first voyage, he rescued a girl from pirates. A very important girl, who stole his heart before she was returned to her home.

This is the story of his life. What adventures he had at sea; what took him off the waters, and what happened to him as he lived his life and stayed true to his character.
Coming to Amazon on 10 May 2013! 
I would like to…

Mike Hartner - I, Walter

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31. I, Walter by Mike Hartner (2013)
The Eternity Series Book 1
Length: 221 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Started: 2 September 2013
Finished: 5 September 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Dorothy at Pump up Your Book for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 10 July 2013
Why do I have it? I like historical fiction and Mike Hartner is a new author for me.

Walter Crofter was born into a family of London shopkeepers in 1588. He never truly felt like he belonged within his own family - so by age eleven, Walter had run away and somehow found his way on to a British ship. For the next eight years, Walter sailed around the world and rose quickly through the ranks of the Merchant Navy. 

Now at the age of 67, Walter looks back over a life lived during a period of turmoil - where politics and royal favor could turn deadly, shifting at a whim. With a family background such as his, can an honest boy stay true to himself and his principles?

I have to s…

Sinhue Noriega - If It's Broken, Don't Fix it: A Candid Look at Our Complacent Education System

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30. If It's Broken, Don't Fix It: A Candid Look at Our Complacent Education System by Sinhue Noriega (2013)
Length: 237 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction
Started: 29 July 2013
Finished: 3 September 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Sinhue Noriega for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 21 May 2013
Why do I have it? I like non-fiction and Sinhue Noriega is a new author for me.

Told from the perspective of an educator and author, Sinhue Noriega reveals many of the secrets of America's broken and failing education system. Learn the reasons why - despite spending tens of millions of dollars on education - the American education system still allows and accepts failing test scores and graduates students who are poorly prepared for life beyond the classroom. Learn how the government managed to wrest complete control over education from the states; bypassing congress with a power-grab that happened seemingly overnight. 

From inside a women…