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Introducing Scraps of Paper by Kathryn Meyer Griffith!

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Hello everyone! Well, if you follow my reviews or my blog, you may have noticed that Kathryn Meyer Griffith - author of 19 novels, 2 novellas and 12 short stories - stopped by and commented that Amazon would be hosting a free Kindle download for Scraps of Paper - Revised Author's Edition- the first book in her Spookie Town Mystery Series - for four days only.

Yes, from  Tuesday, April 1, 2014 until Saturday, April 5, 2014, Kathryn Meyer Griffith's murder mystery Scraps of Paper - Revised Author's Edition will be available to download for free from Amazon. Grab your copy today!

I had the pleasure of reading All Things Slip Away- the second book in The Spookie Town Mystery Series - back on March 15th, and I'm looking forward to reading Scraps of Paper some time very soon.
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 desi…

Blog Tour For Dumah's Demons by Ami Blackwelder From April 14, 2014 to April 21, 2014 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Ami Blackwelder will be touring the blogosphere to promote her young adult Paranormal Thriller Dumah's Demons. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Bewitching Book Tours and will last from April 14, to April 21, 2014!

Ms. Blackwelder is also doing an awesome giveaway - she is giving away a copy of Dumah's Demons as an ebook and a Dumah's Demons Bookmark 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!

Here is a picture of the prizes, so you know what you can look forward to:


Dumah's Demons Blog Tour Information:

Meet Ami Blackwelder
Ami Blackwelder is a Paranormal and SciFi author. Her stories range from Tween and YA to Adult. Growing up in Florida, she graduated UCF and in 1997 received her BA in English and additional teaching credentials. Then she packed her bags and traveled overseas to teach in Thai…

Mimi Jean Pamfiloff - Accidentally Married to...A Vampire?

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20. Accidentally Married to...A Vampire? by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff (2012)
The Accidentally Yours Series Book 2
Length: 260 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Started: 12 February 2014
Finished: 28 March 2014
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Marissa at Grand Central Publishing for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 28 October 2013
Why do I have it? I like paranormal romance and had read and enjoyed Accidentally in Love With...A God?by the same author in the past.

After three centuries spent trapped in a Mexican cenote - held prisoner by the fickle whim of a goddess - legendary vampire Niccolo DiConti vows to fulfill an ancient prophecy and, along the way, vanquish the demented vampire queen Reyna. The fact that 'Her Highness' had the power to literally make his existence a living hell if she so chose, was one that Niccolo was willing to overlook for the benefit of all innocent humans.

In order to fulfill the prophecy, all Niccolo must do…

Stacy Juba - 25 Years in the Rearview Mirror: 52 Authors Look Back

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19. 25 Years in the Rearview Mirror: 52 Authors Look Back by Stacy Juba (2012)
Length: 85 pages
Genre: Short Story
Started: 24 March 2014
Finished: 26 March 2014
Where did it come from? From Smashwords
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 10 August 2012
Why do I have it? I like short stories and Stacy Juba is a new author for me.

'What were you doing 25 years ago?' That was the question posed to 52 of her author colleagues by novelist andaward-winning journalist Stacy Juba. In this collection of poignant and uplifting essays, you will read personal stories dealing with early school days; quirky first jobs; finding and keeping romance; the joys and difficulties of raising a family; going through various hard times; the pride and pitfalls associated with the writing journey; and discover what makes the characters these authors have created truly tick. Each story will alternately warm your heart, raise your spirits and ultimately compel you to examine your own life.

25 Years in t…

Book Blast For Rest Her Soul by Christopher Gibbs

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Hello Everyone! I hope that you're all having a wonderful day today. I am delighted to welcome Christopher Gibbs, author of the Historical Mystery, Rest Her Soul to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Mr. Gibbs is currently on a Book Blast tour with Pump up Your Book! lasting through the start of April. This is also my fourteenth Book Blast post ever, but I still hope that I do Rest Her Soul by Christopher Gibbs justice.

Mr. Gibbs 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!

About Rest Her Soul:

It’s 1928, and the presidential election between Herbert Hoover and Al Smith is on everybody’s mind - everyone but Police Chief James Buckner of Corinth, Missouri. A young woman’s corpse has been discovered buried in the cellar wall of a boarding house in the nearby mining village of Taylor. Knowing …

Book Blast For Requested Surrender by Riley Murphy

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Hello Everyone! I hope that you're all having a wonderful day today. I am delighted to welcome RileyMurphy, author of the Erotic Romance Requested Surrender to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Ms. Murphy is currently on a Book Blast tour with Pump up Your Book! lasting through the end of March. This is also my thirteenth Book Blast post ever, but I still hope that I do Requested Surrender by Riley Murphy justice.

Ms. Murphy is also doing an awesome giveaway - she is giving away a $25 Amazon Giftcard 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!

About Requested Surrender:

She knows he’s dangerous for a woman like her.

He knows she’s perfect for a man like him.

From their first meeting, David Hollan is intrigued because Lacy Pembrook is subconsciously hiding someone. Herself. And David wants to know why. He’s patient at first. Willing to give her space, but when sh…

Blog Tour For A Comedy of Erinn by Celia Bonaduce From April 7, 2014 to April 30, 2014 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Celia Bonaduce will be touring the blogosphere to promote her Contemporary Romance A Comedy of Erinn. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up Your Book and will last from April 7, to April 30, 2014!

A Comedy of ErinnBlog Tour Information:
Meet Celia Bonaduce
Celia Bonaduce is an award-winning producer whose credits cover a lot of ground – everything from field-producing ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to writing for many of Nickelodeon’s animated series, including Hey,Arnold and Chalkzone. If Celia Bonaduce’s last name is any indication, she is proof that TV talent runs in the family.

An avid reader, entering the world of books has always been a lifelong ambition. The Merchant of Venice Beach is book one of her three-book deal with eKensington, a digital imprint of Kensington Publishing Corp. The follow up novel, A Comedy of Erinn, has also been released, and book three, Much Ado About Mother, will be coming out on May…

Book Blast Blog Tour For Rest Her Soul by Christopher Gibbs From March 24, 2014 to April 4, 2014 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am delighted to announce that Christopher Gibbs will be touring the blogosphere to promote his Historical Mystery novel Rest Her Soul. This is Christopher's first virtual book blast blog tour with Pump up Your Book! He will be coming to a blog near you from March 24, to April 4, 2014! Come join us for all the fun!

Mr. Gibbs 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!

Rest Her Soul Book Blast Information:


Meet Christopher Gibbs
Christopher C. Gibbs was born in California and raised in Missouri. He attended college in Colorado and received his PhD in history from the University of Missouri in 1980. Gibbs lives with his family and teaches history in New Jersey. He is the author of numerous nonfiction books and articles.

About Rest Her Soul:
It’s 1928, and the presidenti…

Dan O'Brien - Conspirators of the Lost Sock Army and the Loose Change Collection Agency

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18. Conspirators of the Lost Sock Army and the Loose Change Collection Agency by Dan O'Brien (2014)
Length: 41 pages
Genre: Short Story
Started/Finished: 18 February 2014
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Dan O'Brien for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 11 March 2014
Why do I have it? I like short stories and Dan O'Brien is a new author for me.

Robert Pendleton is just your typically logical person - not given to improbable flights of fancy; nor is he the type to believe in mythical beings from magical realms. Which is why Robert is so surprised to meet Colin McMasters, Director of the 'Loose Change Collection Agency'. Colin is a leprechaun, and he has come to Robert to ask for his assistance. A gremlin known as 'The Scourge' has been terrorizing all leprechauns - determined to conquer them and steal their gold.

The question is, will Robert believe enough in Colin's plight to help him to defeat 'The …

Have a Blessed and Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

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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

A. E. Kirk - Loving in Time

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17. Loving in Time by A. E. Kirk (2013)
Length: 370 pages
Genre: HistoricalFantasy
Started: 10 March 2014
Finished: 17 March 2014
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Dorothy at Pump up Your Bookand A. E. Kirk for sending me a copy of this book to read as well.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 1 February 2014 as an ebook; Since 3 March 2014 as a physical book.
Why do I have it? I like historical fantasy and A. E. Kirk is a new author for me.

Life is pretty typical for half Greek-half American teenager Helen Xenaxis. She's just started her senior year at Mount Bumont High in New England, gets relatively good grades, and does her best to stay under the radar when it comes to getting in trouble with the principal. Not always easy tasks to accomplish when her best friend Paris Dolon is a prankster, determined to make senior year at Mount Bumont High memorable. Helen has the typical family - a mother and father, and two bratty younger twin brothers.

But Helen Xenakis' life is…

Introducing Conspirators of the Lost Sock Army and the Loose Change Collection Agency by Dan O'Brien!

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Meet Dan O'Brien

Dan O’Brien, founder and editor-in-chief of The Northern CaliforniaPerspective, has written over 20 books - including the bestselling Bitten, which was featured on Conversations Book Club’s Top 100 novels of 2012. Before starting Amalgam, he was the senior editor and marketing director for an international magazine. 
In addition, he has spent over a decade in the publishing industry as a freelance editor. You can learn more about his literary and publishing consulting business by visiting his website at: www.amalgamconsulting.com. Contact him today to order copies of the book or have them stocked at your local bookstore. He can he reached by email at amalgamconsulting@gmail.com.
Connect and Socialize with Dan!
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Conspirators of the Lost Sock Army and the Loose Change Collection Agency by Dan O'Brien (2014) Length: 43 pages Purchase Your Copy From Amazon and Amazon UK!
Conspirators of the Lost Sock Army and the Loose Change Collection …

Kathryn Meyer Griffith - All Things Slip Away

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16. All Things Slip Away by Kathryn Meyer Griffifth (2005) (Revised Author's Edition 2014)
The Spookie Town Mysteries Series Book 2
Length: 231 pages
Genre: Contemporary Mystery
Started: 22 February 2014
Finished: 15 March 2014
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Kathryn Meyer Griffith for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 13 April 2013
Why do I have it? I like contemporary mysteries and have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.

A decade ago, Chicago Homicide Detective Frank Lester and his partner Sam Cato tracked a vicious serial kidnapper and murderer who claimed six victims. The criminal, dubbed 'The Mud People Killer' by the press - for the crude mud sculptures he left in the victims' mailboxes after they were taken - specifically targeted Frank Lester by sending him taunting notes about each victim. Frank had shot him on a snowy night during a foot chase, and he believed, had killed him, although a…

Barbra Annino - Gnome Wars: A Short Tale

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15. Gnome Wars: A Short Tale by Barbra Annino (2011)
The Adventures of the Fae Realm Series Book 1
Length: 19 pages
Genre: Short Story
Started/Finished: 13 March 2014
Where did it come from? From Amazon
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 2 January 2014
Why do I have it? This ebook was a free download from Amazon, although I certainly want to read more short stories. I also like fantasy and Barbra Annino is a new author for me.

When Doug Baker moved into his new apartment, the last thing he expected was to inherit a gnome with a nasty temper and a serious case of territorial jealousy. But that's exactly what he got with Leroy. Apparently the little troublemaker saw absolutely nothing wrong with misplacing Doug's keys, hiding the remote control for the television and cracking the refrigerator door open just long enough to allow the milk to spoil.

Doug has tried just about everything he can think of to get rid of the annoying little pest, but Leroy refuses to leave. Between hav…

Book Blast For A Woman Possessed by Marilyn Hering

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Hello Everyone! I hope that you're all having a wonderful day today. I am delighted to welcome Marilyn Hering, author of the Historical Fiction novel to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Ms. Hering is currently on a Book Blast tour with Pump up Your Book! lasting through mid-March. This is also my twelfth Book Blast post ever, but I still hope that I do A Woman Possessed by Marilyn Hering justice.

Ms. Hering is also doing an awesome giveaway - she is giving away a $25 Amazon Giftcard 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!

About A Woman Possessed:

In 1913, silk mill workers in Paterson, New Jersey, went on strike, demanding an eight-hour work day and better working conditions - reasonable requests that nevertheless led to the arrest of over 1,800 people. Young Eleanor O’Bannion was not arrested, but she was there. Living in the tenements of Paterson, she sur…

Introducing the Book Trailer For Fog City Strangler by Greg Messel!

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Meet Greg Messel
Greg Messel grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and now lives in Edmonds, Washington on the Puget Sound with his wife, Carol. Fog City Strangler is his seventh novel and is the fourth in a new series of Sam Slater mystery novels. Greg has lived in Oregon, Washington, California, Wyoming and Utah and has always loved writing, including stints as a reporter, columnist and news editor for a daily newspaper.

Follow news about Mr. Messel’s writings and books at www.gregmessel.com.

Fog City Strangler by Greg Messel (2013) Length: 493 pages Purchase your copy fromAmazon!
Fog City Strangler Blurb:
As 1958 nears an end San Francisco is being terrorized by a man who calls himself the "Fog City Strangler," who preys on pretty young blonde women. The strangler announces each murder by sending a note and piece of the victim's clothing to the local newspapers. Angst mounts as the strangler continues to claim more victims. Private eye Sam Slater is worried that the Fog Ci…

Blog Tour For Conspirators of the Lost Sock Army and the Loose Change Collection Agency by Dan O'Brien From March 11, 2014 to March 18, 2014 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Dan O'Brien will be touring the blogosphere to promote his fantasy Conspirators of the Lost Sock Army and the Loose Change Collection Agency. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Mr. O'Brien himself and will last from March 11, to March 18, 2014!

Mr. O'Brien is also doing an awesome giveaway - he is giving away a remarked copy of Conspirators of the Lost Sock Army and the Loose Change Collection Agency signed by both himself and the illustrator, Steve Ferchaud.

To enter for a chance to win, simply follow the author's Facebook Page and his blog, The Dan O'Brien Project and a few winners will be randomly selected on March 20th!
Conspirators of the Lost Sock Army and the Loose Change Collection Agency Blog Tour Information: 
Meet Dan O'Brien
Dan O’Brien, founder and editor-in-chief of The Northern CaliforniaPerspective, has written over 20 books - including the bestselling Bitten, which was featured on Conve…

Book Blast For Gods of War by Storm Kesocascay

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Hello Everyone! I hope that you're all having a wonderful day today. I am delighted to welcome Storm Kesocascay, author of the young adult sci-fi,Gods of War to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Mr. Kesocascay is currently on a Book Blast tour with Pump up Your Book! lasting through mid-March. This is also my eleventh Book Blast post ever, but I still hope that I do Gods of War by Storm Kesocascay justice.

Mr. Kesocascay 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!

About Gods of War:

A long time ago, an ancient god sought to pool the powers of his brethren in order to create beauty out of chaos. He created the Divine Covenants, or Accords, which bound the gods’ powers together. They could have lived forever, peaceably and surrounded by paradise. However, one ancient god soon used the pool…