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Giving Thanks For All Our Blessings This Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Pictures
I hope that all my blog readers in the United States have a very happy Thanksgiving! May your Thanksgiving be filled with great food, wonderful friendship and all the family ties that you may wish for. :) I have to say that Mom and I will not be having the usual Thanksgiving turkey today - it will be smoked ham for us all the way. After that, we will kick up our feet and read books for the entire day! :)

May all of you have a wonderfully safe and blessed Thanksgiving. Be sure to find some quiet time for yourselves and count your blessings today when and if you can. I know that I'm incredibly thankful for my continued health and happiness, my mom's continued health and happiness, that we are both comfortable and love each other as much as we do, and that our family is as well as they are. We are also incredibly thankful for our three kitties - Ruby, Leila and Lollipop.

I also hope that everyone who is away from their families at this time, will know that t…

Introducing Secrets and Lies: Cassie Scot Book 2 by Christine Amsden!

Meet Christine Amsden
Christine Amsden has been writing science fiction and fantasy for as long as she can remember. She loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is about real people defining themselves through extraordinary situations. Christine writes primarily about people and it is in this way that she strives to make science fiction and fantasy meaningful for everyone.
At the age of 16, Christine was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease, a condition that effects the retina and causes a loss of central vision. She is now legally blind, but has not let this slow her down or get in the way of her dreams. (You can learn more here.)
In addition to writing, Christine teaches workshops on writing at Savvy Authors. She also does some freelance editing work.
Christine currently lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, Austin…

Book Blast Blog Tour For The Rat Chronicles: Meta Cognition by G. W. Rennie From December 11, 2013 to December 25, 2013 - Come Join Us!

Hello Everyone! I am delighted to announce that G. W. Rennie will be touring the blogosphere to promote his science fiction novel, The Rat Chronicles. This is Mr. Rennie's first virtual book blast blog tour with Pump up Your Book! He will be coming to a blog near you from December 11, to December 25, 2013! Come join us for all the fun!

Mr. Rennie is also doing an awesome giveaway - he is giving away a $25 Amazon Giftcard to one lucky winner at the end of his Book Blast 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 Rat Chronicles Book Blast Information: 
Meet G. W. Rennie
Gerald Rennie, currently working in Port Coquitlam in beer distribution, graduated High School in 1981, has a life long interest in the subject of rats. Previously published a short auto biography about experiences with them in The Rat Worshiper. Lives alone with his five rats in Maple Ridge, British Columbia.
About The Rat Chronicles: Me…

Introducing Moon River by J. R. Rain!

Meet J. R. Rain
J. R. Rain is an ex-private investigator now writing full-time in the Pacific Northwest where he lives in a small house on a small island with his small dog, Sadie, who has more energy than Robin Williams. He will be publishing a slew of new novels over the next five years, so stop by often and check out what’s new.

His latest book is the contemporary fantasy/mystery, Moon River.

Visit his website at www.jrrain.com.

Moon River by J. R. Rain (2013)Length: 216 pagesPurchase your copy from Amazon!
Moon River Blurb: 
Seven years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire. 
Now in Moon River, private investigator, Samantha Moon, is asked to look into a string of bizarre murders, murders that are looking more and more like the handiwork of a bloodthirsty vampire. But when her sis…

Blog Tour For The Tempest Murders by P. M. Terrell From December 2, 2013 to January 31, 2014 - Come Join Us!

Hello Everyone! I am delighted to announce that P. M. Terrell will be touring the blogosphere to promote her romantic suspense novel The Tempest Murders. This is P. M.'s first virtual book tour with Pump up Your Book! She will be coming to a blog near you from December 2, 2013 to January 31, 2014! Come join us for all the fun!

The Tempest Murders Blog Tour Information:
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 …

Our Library Visit For November

Hello Everyone! How are you on this fine Thursday? I'm doing just fine. :) Well, today being Thursday, this is the day that mom usually runs her errands. She still ran her errands, but before she did, she and I went to our local library and raided the library book sale! :)

It was absolutely wonderful! We spent about an hour and a half - from 11:45 A. M. to 12:30 P. M. - at the library, and had agreed before hand that this was to be our Christmas visit. The books that we bought at the library book sale would be kept as Christmas gifts for us both - we'll see how long that promise lasts! LOL!! :)

Between us, we bought 36 hardcovers, 61 paperbacks as well as 4 jigsaw puzzles (another one of mom's weaknesses! :)) We spent a whopping $65 for a total of 97 books. A pretty good haul, if I do say so, myself. :)

I just finished reading Moon River by J. R. Rain earlier today, so I have no idea what I'm going to read next! :)

May you read well and often

J. R. Rain - Moon River

45. Moon River by J. R. Rain(2013)
The Vampire For Hire Series Book 8
Length: 204 pages
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Started: 18 November 2013
Finished: 21 November 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 5 November 2013
Why do I have it? I like paranormal mysteries and J. R. Rain is a new author for me.

Seven years ago, federal agent Samantha Moon had the perfect life. She was a loving wife and mother, just your typical soccer mom with the minivan and a lovely suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a really long time for a vampire. 

Now in Moon River, private investigator, Samantha Moon, is asked to look into a series of bizarre murders - murders that are starting to look more and more like the handiwork of a bloodthirsty vampire. But when the danger creeps closer to home, and Sam's sister, Mary Lou, disappears - S…

Scott Eder - Knight of Flame

44. Knight of Flame by Scott Eder (2013)
The Knights Elementalis Series Book 1
Length: 355 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Started: 14 November 2013
Finished: 20 November 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Scott Eder and to Tracee 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 18 September 2013
Why do I have it? I like paranormal romance and Scott Eder is a new author to me.

As the most chaotic of the earth's primal elements, fire is notoriously fickle and unstable. When wielded properly by the Knight of Flame, it burns like the sun. Otherwise, it slowly consumes the Knight, burning away his control, driving him to dark deeds.

Stationed in Tampa, Florida, the sixth Knight of Flame, Develor Quinteele, waits impatiently for the prophesied emergence of the last Gray Lord, his Order's ancient nemesis. Hampered by the memories of a centuries-old tragedy, Dev knows of only one way to control his elemental power - rage.…

Blog Tour For The Black Song Inside by Carlyle Clark From December 2, 2013 to February 28, 2014 - Come Join Us!

Hello Everyone! I am delighted to announce that Carlyle Clark will be touring the blogosphere to promote his mystery/thriller, The Black Song Inside. This is Mr. Clark's first virtual blog tour with Pump up Your Book! He will be coming to a blog near you from December 2, to February 28, 2014! Come join us for all the fun!

Mr. Clark is also doing an awesome giveaway - he is giving away a $100 Amazon Giftcard to one lucky winner at the end of his Book Blast 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 Black Song Inside Blog Tour Information:


Meet Carlyle Clark
Carlyle Clark was raised in Poway, a city just north of San Diego, but is now a proud Chicagolander working in the field of Corporate Security and writing crime and fantasy fiction. He has flailed ineffectually at performing the writer’s requisite myriad of random jobs: pizza deliverer, curb address painter, sweatshop laborer, day laborer, night la…

Introducing Knight of Flame by Scott Eder!

Meet Scott Eder
Since he was a kid, Scott wanted to be an author and explored many genres through high school and college. Fantasy, though, captivated his soul. Tales of Knights and magic, dragons and elves filled his dreams. After greasing the gears of the corporate machine for many years, he escaped the Information Technology vortex to focus full-time on writing. The stories he’d envisioned years ago—of nobility and strife, honor and chaos—demanded they be brought to life.

Scott lives with his wife, two children, and a giant Chihuahua on the west coast of Florida.

Knight of Flame by Scott Eder (2013)Length: 355 pagesPurchase your copy from Amazon!
Knight of Flame Blurb:
Fire. The most chaotic of the primal elements. When wielded properly by the Knight of Flame, it burns like the sun. Otherwise, it slowly consumes the Knight, burning away his control, driving him towards dark deeds.

Stationed in Tampa, FL, Develor Quinteele, sixth Knight of Flame, waits impatiently for the predicted eme…

Introducing Accidentally Married to...A Vampire? 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.

Connect and Socialize With Mimi!
Facebook * Twitter * Goodreads
Accidentally Married to...A Vampire? by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff (2013)Length: 367 pagesPurchase your copy from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Bookish and IndieBound!
Accidentally Married to...A Vampire? Blurb:

The Determined Vampire: Niccolo DiConti has faithfully served as leader of Her Majesty’s army f…

Blog Tour For Secrets and Lies: Cassie Scot Book 2 by Christine Amsden From November 18, 2013 to February 28, 2014 - Come Join Us!

Hello Everyone! I am delighted to announce that Christine Amsden will be touring the blogosphere to promote her paranormal mystery novel Secrets and Lies: Cassie Scot Book 2. This is Christine's second virtual book tour with Pump up Your Book! She will be coming to a blog near you from November 18, 2013 to February 28, 2014! Come join us for all the fun!

Ms. Amsden is also doing an awesome giveaway - she is giving away a Kindle Fire HD to one lucky winner at the end of her 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!

Secrets and Lies: Cassie Scot Book 2 Blog Tour Information:

Meet Christine Amsden
Christine Amsden has been writing science fiction and fantasy for as long as she can remember. She loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is about real people d…

Book Blast Blog Tour For Not my Mother's Son by R. K. Avery From November 25, 2013 to December 20, 2013 - Come Join Us!

Hello Everyone! I am delighted to announce that R. K. Avery will be touring the blogosphere to promote her psychological thriller/mystery, Not my Mother's Son. This is R. K.'s second virtual book blast blog tour with Pump up Your Book! She will be coming to a blog near you from November 25, to December 20, 2013! Come join us for all the fun!

Ms. Avery is also doing an awesome giveaway - she is giving away a $25 Amazon Giftcard and an Autographed Copy of Not my Mother's Son to one lucky winner at the end of her Book Blast 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!

Not my Mother's Son Book Blast Information: 


Meet R. K. Avery
As a recent graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature, R. K. Avery has written numerous, unpublished, children’s picture books, but her true passion is writing adult fiction.

“Having the ability to make people laugh or cry, just by using the written language, is a g…

Dina Di Mambro - True Hollywood Noir: Filmland Mysteries and Murders

43. True Hollywood Noir: Filmland Mysteries and Murders by Dina Di Mambro (2013)
Length: 229 pages
Genre: True Crime
Started: 9 November 2013
Finished: 13 November 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Rebecca at The Cadence Group for sending me a copy of this book to read.  
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 28 September 2013
Why do I have it? I like true crime and Dina Di Mambro is a new author for me.

A tantalizing mixture of classic Hollywood nostalgia and true crime, this book is suspenseful, entertaining, and compulsively readable. Featuring 100 rare photographs and a dozen different chapters, True Hollywood Noir: Filmland Mysteries and Murders by Dina Di Mambro, uncovers the true stories of mystery and murder surrounding the lives and deaths of many stars of Hollywood's golden age. The lives, potential scandals, and untimely deaths of such people as William Desmond Taylor, Thomas Ince, Jean Harlow, Thelma Todd, Joan Bennett, Lana Turner, George Reeves, Gig Young, Bob…

Book Blast For Soul Prints by Norman Hines

Hello Everyone! I hope that you're all having a wonderful day today. I'm so glad to welcome Norman Hines, author of the mystical book Soul Prints to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Mr. Hines is currently on a Book Blast tour with Pump up Your Book! lasting through mid-November. This is also my fifth Book Blast post ever, but I still hope that I do Soul Prints by Norman Hines justice.

The author is also doing a giveaway - he is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card to two lucky winners at the end of his 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 Soul Prints:

Set within the backdrop of a mystical battle between good and evil, the lives of two young people unknowingly struggle to complete their soul prints on earth. The local high school has taken on the onerous task of mounting the musical Man of La Mancha. Infiltrating the lives of the members of the production is a force that threatens to exert a m…