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Introducing The Diabolist by Layton Green!

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Meet Layton Green
In addition to writing, Layton attended law school in New Orleans and was a practicing attorney for the better part of a decade (even though he still resents having cut his hair for that first interview). He has also been an intern for the United Nations, an ESL teacher in Central America, a bartender in London, a seller of cheap knives on the streets of Brixton, a door-to-door phone book deliverer, and the list goes downhill from there.

He has traveled to more than fifty countries, lived in a number of them, and has a burning desire to see every country, city, beach, moor, castle, cemetery, twisted street and far flung dot on the map. Religion and cults, as well as all things spiritual and supernatural, have also been a lifelong interest. Combine the travel and the religion with fifteen years of Japanese Jujitsu training, and the Dominic Grey Series was born.

His latest book is The Diabolist.

Visit his website at www.laytongreen.com.


The Diabolist by Layton Green …

Introducing Jack: The Tale of Frost by Tony Bertauski!

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Hello everyone! Well, with the Holiday Season almost upon us (yes, I do realize we're still technicallyin October, but November is around the corner, so...) Anyway, 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, smelli…

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

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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 pagesPurchase 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…

Introducing Lion's Head Deception by Chuck Waldron!

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Meet Chuck Waldron
Chuck Waldron’s latest novel, Lion's Head Deception, is a dystopian story about an investigative blogger who uncovers more than he ever imagines...and has no idea what to do with his discovery.

An investigative blogger uncovers a sinister conspiracy, a billionaire's plan backed by select government officials, designed to exterminate citizens who do not live up to a predetermined screening matrix; under the guise of rioting and a destabilized city, the plan is implemented and the blogger fights not only to discover and reveal the truth, but to survive.

"I grew up," Chuck said, "listening to my grandfather, an Ozark Mountain story teller, spinning tales of the caves on his farm, describing them as hiding places once used by the Jesse & Frank James' gang. It didn't matter if the stories were true or not. Those legends set fire to my imagination, creating images that emerged slowly over the years, finally igniting as my short stories…

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

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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…

Chuck Waldron - Lion's Head Deception

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40. Lion's Head Deception by Chuck Waldron(2013)
Length: 317 pages
Genre: Contemporary Mystery
Started: 23 October 2013
Finished: 26 October 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 August 2013
Why do I have it? I like contemporary mysteries and Chuck Waldron is a new author for me.

Matt Tremain discovers a passion for writing blogs. He considers himself an investigative blogger, bound to discover the truth; and even though he has a rather small readership, they're faithful followers of his blog Vérité. When he is warned of a diabolical scheme, and the tipster is subsequently killed in a car accident, Matt is convinced that a true conspiracy is at work. 

An investigative television reporter and her cameraman may be potential partners or rivals. A detective offers his assistance, but Matt is unsure of his motivation. Soon, Matt Tremain and his friends are forced to g…

Book Blast For A Light in Dark Places by Jennifer Graves and Emily Clawson

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Hello Everyone! I hope that you're all having a wonderful day today. I'm so glad to welcome Jennifer Graves and Emily Clawson, authors of A Light in Dark Places, to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Ms. Graves and Ms. Clawson are currently on a Book Blast tour with I'm a Reader, Not a Writerlasting through thelast part of the month of October. This is also my fourth Book Blast post ever, but I still hope that I do A Light in Dark Places by Jennifer Graves and Emily Clawson justice.

The authors are also doing a giveaway - they are giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card/Paypal Cash to one lucky winner at the end of their 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 A Light in Dark Places:

In December, 2009, Susan Cox Powell was reported missing from her home in West Valley City, Utah. As law enforcement tried to piece together what had happened to Susan, her husband, Josh Powell, became the only pe…

Mayra Calvani - Dark Lullaby

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39. Dark Lullaby by Mayra Calvani (2011)
Length: 176 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 17 October 2013
Finished: 21 October 2013
Where didit come from? Many thanks to Dorothy at Pump up Your Bookand Mayra Calvani for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 27 September 2013
Why do I have it? I like horror and Mayra Calvani is a new author for me.

In a tavern one Friday night, astrophysicist Gabriel Diaz meets a mysterious young woman. Captivated by her ethereal beauty as well as her views on good and evil, he spends the next several days with her. Soon, however, he begins to notice a strangeness in her, especially the perverse way she seems to take pleasure in toying with his conscience.

The young woman, Kamilah, invites him to Rize, Turkey, where she claims her family owns a cottage in the woods. Despite a heavy workload, and the disturbing nightmares and visions he's having about his sister's baby that's due to be born soon, Gabriel agrees …

Introducing Ghost Brother and The Banshee and the Witch by Kathryn Meyer Griffith!

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Hello everyone! With Halloween coming up soon, I have a real treat for you all! Starting on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 and going on until Thursday, October 24, 2013, Kathryn Meyer Griffith's spooky short story Ghost Brotherwill be available to download for free from Amazon.

Then from Friday, October 25, 2013 until Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - The Banshee and the Witch, another one of Kathryn Meyer Griffith's spooky short stories - will also be free to download from Amazon. You may download each of these short stories separately, or all together in one book - Four Spooky Short Stories. 

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, Leisure Books, 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 roman…

Introducing An Accidental Killing by Bev Spicer!

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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 pagesPurchase your copy from Amazonand Amazon UK!
An Accidental Killing Blurb: 
Liv…

Blog and Book Blast Tour For A Light in Dark Places by Jennifer Graves and Emily Clawson From October 22, 2013 to November 15, 2013 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Jennifer Graves and Emily Clawson will be touring the blogosphere to promote the heartbreaking but truly inspiring book A Light in Dark Places. Jennifer Graves was the sister-in-law of Susan Cox Powell. This virtual book tour is being hosted by I'm a Reader, Not a Writer and will last from October 22, to November 14, 2013!


A Light in Dark Places Blog Tour Information: 

Meet Jennifer Graves and Emily Clawson
Jennifer Graves is the mother of 5 beautiful children, 2 girls and 3 boys. She and her husband have been happily married for 19 years and together have been active in their community and church.

Jennifer is the sister of Josh Powell who killed his 2 sons, Charlie and Braden, as well as himself in February of 2012, and is also believed to have killed his wife, Susan Cox Powell, in December of 2009.

She is the recipient of the 2013 ChainBreaker of the Year Award, given for breaking the chain of abuse and violence in her fami…

Joseph Spencer, Author of The Sons of Darkness Series, Talks About the Inspiration Behind Wrage

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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 to Dr. Amy (Waggoner) Spencer, an accomplished veterinary doctor, on March 14, 2012…

Joseph Spencer - Wrage

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38. Wrage by Joseph Spencer (2013)
The Sons of Darkness Series Book 2
Length: 293 pages
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Started: 12 October 2013
Finished: 16 October 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 29 July 2013
Why do I have it? I like paranormal mysteries and had read and enjoyed Grim by the same author in the past. 

As more dark secrets come to light, the battle for souls pushes the town of Prairieville, Illinois to the brink of war in both the living and supernatural realms. When Jeff Wrage swears a blood oath to Abaddon, the supernatural avenger of murder victims, in order to hunt the crooked cop who butchered his wife, their pact throws the supernatural realm into chaos. Seeing thedeath of Cyrus Black as his opportunity to restore the Marino family stronghold over the Prairieville organized crime scene and thus install himself as mob kingpin, Orlando Marino unleashes a…

Tyler Whitesides - Janitors: Secrets of New Forest Academy

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37. Janitors: Secrets of New Forest Academy by Tyler Whitesides (2012)
The Janitors Series Book 2
Length: 367 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Started: 13 September 2013
Finished: 11 October 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 fantasy and have read and enjoyed Janitors by the same author in the past.

In an epic battle which practically destroyed Welcher Elementary School, sixth graders Spencer Zumbro and Daisy Gates along with the wizard-like Rebel Janitors temporarily vanquished the Bureau of Educational Maintenance. However, the battle against Toxites - the small creatures that love to feed off the brainwaves of students - continues. Now Spencer, Daisy, and even Dez must fight to save schools everywhere - although Toxites are only the beginning of their troubles.

The Bureau of Educational Maintenance is hunting for Spencer, so the Re…

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 thoughts…