Blog Tour For The Soul of the Sun by Genevieve Crownson From April 7, 2014 to June 27, 2014 - Come Join Us!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Genevieve Crownson will be touring the blogosphere to promote her young adult Paranormal book The Soul of the Sun. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up Your Book and will last from April 7, to June 27, 2014!

Ms. Crownson is also doing an awesome giveaway - she is giving away two (2) $25 Amazon Giftcards to two lucky winners 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 Soul of the Sun Blog Tour Information:

Meet Genevieve Crownson

Genevieve Crownson graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelors of Science degree. A love of writing led her to pen her debut novel, The Soul of the Sun. This is book one in her highly anticipated trilogy, The Argos Dynasty. She currently lives in beautiful Charleston, SC with her family and beloved four-legged friends.

You can find her at www.genevievecrownson.com.

Connect and Socialize with Genevieve!


About The Soul of the Sun:

“The hands of time turn on the face of the sun. Only you can move them. If the Watcher controls the hands of the clock he can go anywhere, past or future– and destroy our planet.”

Since the days of ancient Greece, the Argos dynasty has kept a secret, a mystery passed down through their descendants from generation to generation, in the hopes that the forces of good can stop the evil destruction of planet Earth.

Margaret Ingall is harboring that secret. Time is running out for the descendants of the Argos. They know a great healer and time traveler will be born of their blood. But the only person that knows whom they will call “the soul of the sun” is Margaret’s sister, Abigail. Before she can reveal the healer’s identity, disaster strikes…

Evil stalks them, watching and waiting to find out which member of her family has the ultimate power. Is it Margaret’s own child? Or her beloved granddaughter? Or even herself? Their only clue is a powerful protective amulet that will lead them all in a cat-and-mouse game to discover secrets as ancient as time.

If the Watcher discovers the truth before they do, all will be lost.

Fate, time and love weave together in their struggle to fulfill their destiny. Will Margaret’s fears sabotage her family’s protection? Can the healer accept her gifts in time? And once the soul of the sun is finally revealed, will it be too late?

Her power is incredible. The sacrifices required of her are immense.

Will it be enough to stop the Watcher?

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Pump Up Your Book and Genevieve are teaming up to give you a chance to win two (2) $25 Amazon Gift Cards!

Terms and Conditions:
  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • Two winners will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card.
  • This giveaway begins April 7 and ends June 27.
  • Winner will be contacted via email on Monday, June 30.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.
Good luck everyone!

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The Soul of the Sun Book Publicity Tour Schedule:


Monday, April 7 - Interview at Virginia Beach Publishing Examiner
Tuesday, April 8 - Interview at PUYB Virtual Book Club
Wednesday, April 9 - Interview at As the Page Turns
Thursday, April 10 - Interview at Blogcritics
Friday, April 11 - Book Featured at Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
Monday, April 14 - Book Featured at Bound 2 Escape
Tuesday, April 15 - Book Review at Cheryl’s Book Nook
Wednesday, April 16 - Interview at Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Thursday, April 17 - Book Featured at Suzy Turner YA Urban Fantasy Author
Friday, April 18 - Book Featured at Bookworm Lisa
Monday, April 21 - Book Featured at The Book Bag
Tuesday, April 22 - Book Featured at To Read or Not to Read
Wednesday, April 23 - Guest Blogging at My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews
Thursday, April 24 - Interview at The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection
Friday, April 25 - Guest Blogging for Lori’s Reading Corner
Monday, April 28 - Book Featured at The YA Lit Chick
Tuesday, April 30 - Interview at Straight From the Author’s Mouth
Monday, May 5 - Interview at The Writer’s Life
Tuesday, May 6 - Guest Blogging at Icefairy’s Treasure Chest
Wednesday, May 7 - Character Interview at Beyond the Books
Thursday, May 8 - Book Review at Living Between Books
Friday, May 9 - Guest Blogging at Once Upon a YA Book
Monday, May 12 - Book Review at Deal Sharing Aunt
Tuesday, May 13 - Guest Blogging at Cherry Mischievous
Wednesday, May 14 - Book Review at Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Thursday, May 15 - Guest Blogging at Aja Hannah
Friday, May 16 - Book Review at Our Families Adventure
Monday, May 19 - Book Review at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
Tuesday, May 20 - Book Featured at CBY Book Club
Wednesday, May 21 - Interview at Workaday Reads
Thursday, May 22 - Book Featured at Paranormal Book Club
Monday, May 26 - Book Featured at The Opinionated Me
Thursday, May 29 - Book Review and Interview at The Top Shelf
Friday, May 30 - Book Featured at Blooming with Books
Monday, June 2 - Book Review at Blooming with Books
Tuesday, June 3 - Interview at I’m Shelf-ish
Thursday, June 5 - 20 Things at Literarily Speaking
Monday, June 9 - Book Featured at Plug Your Book
Tuesday, June 10 - Book Review at Ashley’s Bookshelf
Wednesday, June 11 - Book Featured at Bookalicious Traveladdict
Thursday, June 12 - Interview at Review From Here
Monday, June 16 - Book Review at Mary’s Cup of Tea
Tuesday, June 17 - Guest Blogging at The Writer’s Life
Wednesday, June 18 - Book Featured at Fallen Over Book Reviews
Thursday, June 19 - Guest Blogging at Book Munchies
Monday, June 23 - Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book
Tuesday, June 24 - Book Review at Drunken Reads
Wednesday, June 25 - Book Review at Reviews by Molly
Thursday, June 26 - Book Featured at Beneath the Jacket Reviews
Friday, June 27 - Character Guest Post at As the Pages Turn

May you read well and often

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

Friday, March 28, 2014

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 is find his human mate, seduce her into agreeing to become a vampire, and bond her to him forever. Luckily, he's handsome, charming, and extremely skilled at satisfying women. This shouldn't be so hard.

While on vacation in sultry Mexico, biologist Helena Strauss makes the discovery of lifetime when she meets Niccolo - and immediately finds herself caught up in a world of supernatural secrets and dangerous delights. Even more shocking is that he seems to know everything about her and claims she is his immortal bride.

Alright, so maybe she can't keep her eyes off this gorgeous, perfect specimen of masculinity. And yes, she has been dreaming of kissing him from the very moment she laid eyes on him. But can a hot-blooded girl like her truly spend eternity with a cold-hearted vampire?

This is the second book in the Accidentally Yours Series, and the second book by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff that I've read. I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Again, I found the story extremely engaging - filled with many likable characters, even if several of them seemed certifiable at times. The plot was just as thrilling an action-packed as in the first book, and chock-full of humor that I completely appreciated. So far, I'm hooked on this series!

I give Accidentally Married to...A Vampire? by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff a definite A! and am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. I want to know what happens next.

A! - (90-95%)    

May you read well and often

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

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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 and award-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 the Rearview Mirror: 52 Authors Look Back by Stacy Juba will help readers discover a entire crop of new authors whose names they can add to their to-read lists. Publishing credits for each of the contributing writers include New York Times bestselling, USA Today bestselling and Amazon bestselling. They also include recipients of the Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award, Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award, Mississippi Author Award, Benjamin Franklin Award and Eppie Award, as well as nominees of the Pushcart Prize, Agatha and Shamus Awards, to name a few of the many honors.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this particular book. Alright, so it only took me two years to actually read, but I guess good things come to those who wait. :) I give 25 Years in the Rearview Mirror: 52 Authors Look Back by Stacy Juba a definite A+!

My mother had read Sink or Swim by the same author in March of 2011 and enjoyed it very much. I'm delighted to say that I have Twenty-Five Years Ago Today - the mystery that was the basis for the question asked in 25 Years in the Rearview Mirror - already on my TBR pile. I can assure you that reading Twenty-Five Years Ago Today won't take me another two years! :)

A+! - (96-100%)

May you read well and often

Book Blast For Rest Her Soul by Christopher Gibbs

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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 he’s one of the best detectives they have, Corinth’s officials allow Chief Buckner to investigate.

Buckner learns the woman was strangled and then immersed in acid before being buried. Worse, she was pregnant. His investigation takes him to Arkansas and Tennessee, where he realizes he may be on the trail of a serial killer - one who specializes in murdering young prostitutes. But as Buckner closes in on the killer, he knows that coming up with enough evidence for a conviction may be difficult, if not downright impossible.

Tragically, no one seems to care about the dead women except Buckner. One thing is for sure: the murderer will kill again. But in this hardboiled world of nasty politics, questionable morals, and ruthless ambition, stopping his prey might exact a price that Buckner isn’t willing to pay.

From Missouri backwoods to seedy brothels, Rest Her Soul reveals the dark underbelly of America in the 1920s.

Purchase Your Copy From IUniverse!

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.

Pump Up Your Book and Christopher are teaming up to give you a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Terms and Conditions:
  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive each of the prizes
  • This giveaway begins March 24 and ends on April 4.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on April 5, 2014.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.
Good luck everyone!

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May you read well and often

Book Blast For Requested Surrender by Riley Murphy


Hello Everyone! I hope that you're all having a wonderful day today. I am delighted to welcome Riley Murphy, 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 she breaks the rules they’ve set between them, he’s ready to hold her accountable. One way or another, he’s going to find the piece of her that’s yet to be uncovered. And when he does? He intends to own it.

Given an ultimatum after she got caught coloring outsides the lines of their “trial” relationship, Lacy decides to fall in with David’s plans. She’ll cancel her trip and spend her vacation time at his house making up for her transgression. No sweat, right? Wrong. What she doesn’t count on when she gets there is him going full-out Dom on her. She quickly learns why they call him the quiet one. He’s dead sexy, watchful and stern at the best of times, and now that he has her all to himself, each of those things are magnified tenfold.

By the time Lacy realizes that he’s completely subjugated her—by way of an emotional striptease—it’s too late. She’s bared her soul to him, so when he requests her surrender she has no choice but to give it to him. Or does she?

Purchase Your Copy From Amazon!

(The Amazon link will be live soon. Meanwhile, visit http://www.badboyscanbefun.com/coming-soon/ to be the first one to hear about its release date!)

Meet Riley Murphy


Riley Murphy writes sexy, humorous and emotional romance, happy ending guaranteed. An optimist, she believes life is awesome, people are complicated, but in a good way, and we should never stop learning. Riley currently resides in Florida with her gorgeous husband. She has two wonderful kids and one very bossy English Bull terrier she has dubbed ‘The Divine One’.

When Riley’s not working she enjoys reading, oil painting and getting to the Sunday crossword puzzle before anyone else does, so she can fill-in all the easy answers first. If Riley wasn’t a writer she’d be an international spy with top-level security so she could have a peek at Area 51 and decide for herself if those green guys are for real. Failing that she’d probably go with chicken sexer.

Riley loves to hear from readers.To learn more about her or her upcoming releases swing by her website and say hello at: www.AuthorRileyMurphy.com or connect with her on twitter @Riley__Murphy where she’s always sharing her deep-dark secrets.

Her latest book is the erotic romance, Requested Surrender.

Visit her website at www.authorrileymurphy.com or her blog at http://www.badboyscanbefun.com/blog/.

Pump Up Your Book and Riley are teaming up to give you a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Terms and Conditions:
  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $25 Amazon Gift Certificate or Paypal Cash.
  • This giveaway begins February 28 and ends March 28.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on Monday, March 31.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.
Good luck everyone!

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May you read well and often

Blog Tour For Mind Games: A Cassie Scot Novel by Christine Amsden From April 15, 2014 to July 15, 2014 - Come Join Us!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Christine Amsden will be touring the blogosphere to promote her young adult Paranormal Mystery Mind Games - Book 3 in her Cassie Scot Series. This virtual book tour is being hosted by the author herself and will last from April 15, to July 15, 2014!

Ms. Amsden 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!

Mind Games Blog Tour Information: 

Meet Christine Amsden

Christine Amsden has been writing fantasy and science fiction 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 relationships, 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, who has been her biggest fan and the key to her success. They have two beautiful children.

Connect and Socialize with Christine!

Website * NewsletterFacebook * Twitter * Google+ * Goodreads

About Mind Games:

Beware your heart and soul…

Evan broke Cassie’s heart two months ago, and she still doesn’t know why. She throws herself into family, friends and her new job at the sheriff’s department, but nothing helps. The only thing that finally allows her heal and move on is the love of a new man, mind mage Matthew Blair. Cassie finds him…irresistible.

Matthew may also be the only one who can help keep the non-magical residents of Eagle Rock from going crazy over the murder of a beloved pastor’s wife. It looks like a sorcerer is to blame, but while Cassie tries to figure out who, others take matters into their own hands. With tensions running so hot, a single spark might set Eagle Rock ablaze.

Purchase Your Copy From Amazon and Barnes and Noble!

Christine Amsden is giving away an Awesome $100 Amazon Giftcard!

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Mind Games Book Publicity Tour Schedule:


Monday, April 14 - Live Radio Show at Other Worlds of Romance: 11:00 pm EST/ 10:00 pm CST: I will be reading an excerpt from Mind Games
Tuesday, April 15 (ebook release) - Book Review at KT Book Reviews
Tuesday, April 15 - Book Review at Blogcritics
Wednesday, April 16 - Special Release Day Party and Giveaway at Bitten by Books
Wednesday, April 16 - Book Review at Bitten by Books
Thursday, April 17 - Book Review at Biblio Belles
Thursday, April 17 - Guest Post at The Reading Addict
Friday, April 18 - Book Review at Literally Jen
Friday, April 18 - Guest Post at Miki’s Hope
Monday, April 21 - Book Review at The Book Junkie
Tuesday, April 22 - Book Review at RhythemPoets
Tuesday, April 22 - Interview at KT Book Reviews
Wednesday, April 23 - Book Review at Miki’s Hope
Thursday, April 24 - Guest Post at Tanya’s Book Nook
Thursday, April 24 - Book Review at Books, Books, and More Books
Friday, April 25 - Guest Post at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
Friday, April 26 - Book Review at The Book Junkie
Monday, April 28 - Book Review at The Magnolia Blossom Review
Monday, April 28 - Interview at The Magnolia Blossom Review
Tuesday, April 29 - Book Review at Pure Jonel Book Reviews
Tuesday, April 29 - Guest post at Literal Hotties
Wednesday, April 30 - Guest Post at Murder By 4
Thursday, May 1 - Book Review at Pink Fluffy Hearts
Friday, May 2 - Book Review at Lissette E. Manning
Friday, May 2 - Guest Post at The Avid Reader
Monday, May 5 - Book Review at Read Books and Live Green
Monday, May 5 - Guest Post at Parsimonious Pash
Tuesday, May 6 - Book Review at Once Upon a YA Book
Tuesday, May 6 - Guest Post at Literally Jen
Wednesday, May 7 - Book Review at The Avid Reader
Wednesday, May 7 - Guest Post at Books Direct
Thursday, May 8 - Book Review at D. E. Haggerty
Thursday, May 8 - Guest Post at Sapphyria’s Book Reviews
Friday, May 9 - Book Review at Cassandra Lost in Books
Friday, May 9 - Interview at Savvy Authors
Saturday, May 10 - Interview at Genuine Jen
Monday, May 12 - Book Review at Zili in the Sky
Monday, May 12 - Interview at RhythemPoets
Tuesday, May 13 - Book Review at Genuine Jen
Wednesday, May 14 - Interview at Chapter Break
Thursday, May 15 - Interview at Read Books and Live Green
Friday, May 16 - Book Review at The Book Review
Monday, May 19 - Character Interview at The Book Review
Tuesday, May 20 - Book Review at The Real World According To Sam
Tuesday, May 20 - Interview at Once Upon a YA Book
Wednesday, May 21 - Book Review at Sapphyria’s Book Reviews
Wednesday, May 21 - Guest Post at Laura’s Ramblins and Reviews
Thursday, May 22 - Book Review at All in One Place
Friday, May 23 - Book Review at Books Are Love
Friday, May 23 - Interview or Guest Post at The Real World According To Sam
Monday, June 2 - Book Review at Sheila Deeth
Monday, June 2 - Book Review of Secrets and Lies (Book 2) at Wall to Wall Books
Tuesday, June 3 - Book Review at Booker Like a Hooker
Wednesday, June 4 - Book Review at The Canon
Thursday, June 5 - Guest Post at All in One Place
Thursday, June 5 - Book Review of Secrets and Lies at Whispering Winds Book Reviews
Friday, June 6 - Book Review at Little Miss Drama Queen
Sunday, June 8 - BlogTalk Radio Live with Back Porch Writer: The Trouble with Gods (5:30 CST)
Monday, June 9 - Book Review at Wall to Wall Books
Monday, June 9 - Book Review at Alaskan Book Cafe
Monday, June 9 - Guest post at Sheila Deeth
Tuesday, June 10 - Book Review at Laura’s Ramblins and Reviews
Tuesday, June 10 - Guest Post at Gin’s Book Notes
Wednesday, June 11 - Book Review at Shah Wharton
Wednesday, June 11 - Guest post at The Story of a Writer
Thursday, June 12 - Book Review at Short and Sweet Reviews
Thursday, June 12 - Book Review at Cruising Susan
Friday, June 13 - Book Review at Bound 4 Escape
Friday, June 13 - Top Ten List at Short and Sweet Reviews
Monday, June 16 - Book Review at The Reading Addict
Monday, June 16 - Guest Post at Little Miss Drama Queen
Tuesday, June 17 - Book Review at Hide the Matches
Wednesday, June 18 - Book Review at The Story of a Writer
Wednesday, June 18 - Interview at Shah Wharton
Friday, June 20 - Book Review at Mary’s Cup of Tea
Friday, June 20 - Interview at Hide the Matches
Monday, June 23 - Special Promotion Event at Kay Dee Royal
Tuesday, June 24 - Guest Post at Alaskan Book Cafe
Tuesday, June 24 - Special Promotion Event at Kay Dee Royal
Wednesday, June 25 - Book Review at Gin’s Book Notes
Wednesday, June 25 - Special Promotion Event at Kay Dee Royal
Thursday, June 26 - Book Review at Tanya’s Book Nook
Thursday, June 26 - Special Promotion Event at Kay Dee Royal
Friday, June 27 - Book Review at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
Friday, June 27 - Special Promotion Event at Kay Dee Royal
Monday, June 30 - Book Review at Offbeat Vagabond
Tuesday, July 1 - Book Review at Desert Rose
Tuesday, July 1 - Guest Post at D’eBook Sharing Book Reviews
Wednesday, July 2 - Book Review at Chapter Break
Thursday, July 3 - Book Review at The Insane Ramblings of a Crazed Writer
Thursday, July 3 - Interview at Desert Rose
Monday. July 7 - Book Review at Ashley’s Bookshelf
Monday. July 7 - Guest Post at Pure Jonel Book Reviews
Tuesday, July 8 - Book Review at Sara’s Organized Chaos
Wednesday, July 9 - Book Review at Lovely Reads
Wednesday, July 9 - Interview or Guest Post at Sara’s Organized Chaos
Thursday, July 10 - Secrets and Lies Audiobook Review at A Little Bit of R and R
Thursday, July 10 - Guest Post at Whispering Winds Book Reviews
Friday, July 11 - Book Review: Whispering Winds Book Reviews
Monday, July 14 - Book Review at Brooke Blogs
Tuesday, July 15 - Book Review at Fallen Over Books Reviews
May you read well and often

Introducing Sworn to Secrecy by Terah Edun!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Meet Terah Edun

Terah Edun is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of epic and urban fantasy. Her favorite writers include Mercedes Lackey, Tamora Pierce, Kristin Cashore, Robin Hobb and Maria Snyder.

Connect and Socialize with Terah!


Sworn to Secrecy by Terah Edun (2014)
Length: 317 pages
Purchase your copy from Amazon!

Sworn to Secrecy Blurb: 

In the heart of the Imperial Courts, Ciardis Weathervane knows that death is coming for the empire. With her friends by her side and the new triad of Weathervanes, she's in a race against time to convince the courts of the same.

She must do her best to unite kith, mages, nobles and merchants under one cause - the fight to prevent a war. Soon she is forced to keep a secret that could exonerate her mother of the Empress's death, and is always one move away from stepping into diplomatic chaos.

Throw in a daemoni prince who is showing interest in the youngest Weathervane, a jealous prince heir, and a irritated dragon with her own designs on Ciardis, and you have an imperial court in turmoil.

This fourth novel continues the story of Ciardis Weathervane from Sworn to Conflict.


May you read well and often

Blog Tour For Seeing Green by Annabel Hertz From April 18, 2014 to April 30, 2014 - Come Join Us!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Annabel Hertz will be touring the blogosphere to promote her debut Historical Fiction novel Seeing Green. This virtual book tour is being hosted by JKS Communications and will last from April 18, 2014 to April 30, 2014!

Seeing Green Blog Tour Information:

 Meet Annabel Hertz

Annabel Hertz is an ardent fan of international and US Presidential politics, and fiction with unconventional protagonists. Seeing Green is her first novel and, like the story’s protagonist, she grew up in San Francisco and lives on avocados and espresso. She currently serves as Senior Advisor to the Arch Institute and has over a decade in leadership and consultant roles with international NGOs - primarily in the areas of environment, development, and security. More recently, she was adjunct professor at the Geneva School of Diplomacy, and Global Governance Fellow at the World Economic Forum. Annabel holds a MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School, a MA from California State University, and a BA from the University of California, and is currently pursuing doctoral studies in International Relations at American University.

Connect and Socialize with Annabel!


About Seeing Green:

Described as a “timely, energetic and witty” story of a young woman “on a mission to puncture the stasis of Reagan-Bush environmental policy” (Book Review, Huffington Post, 04/04/2012), Seeing Green pays homage to the DC scene, international---and office---politics, and idealism. The novel also explores the rocky and rewarding terrain of family and personal relationships from the perspective of a multicultural protagonist in “a felicitously fast-moving, tightly organized narrative” (Amazon book review).

Purchase Your Copy From Amazon!

Seeing Green Book Publicity Tour Schedule:


The Week of April 20 - 
Q&A Feature with The Page Turners Book Club
April 21 - Interview at Literary Lunes
April 21 - Guest Post at Obsessed with Progress
April 23 - Author Interview at The Pen Muse
April 25 - Review at Calamus
April 25 - Spotlight and Promotional Giveaway at Gina’s Library
April 26 - Review at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
April 27 - Review at The Reading Room
April 28 - Guest Post at Great Minds Think Aloud
April 30 - Guest Post Feature at Historical Fiction Obsession
May 1 - Review at Jorie Loves a Story Review
May 3 - Review at Deal Sharing Aunt
May 15 - Review and Promotional Giveaway at Books R Us
May 30 - Guest Post at Dear Teen Me
Also on the Tour - Review at Miki’s Hope
Also on the Tour - Review at Little Miss Train Wreck
Also on the Tour - Review at Reader’s Favorite
Also on the Tour - Review at The Bookish Foodie Reviews

May you read well and often

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

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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 March 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 Scourge', or will he think it is all a dream?

I must say that I found this book to be fast-paced, and also well-developed for the length of story. This is a story written and illustrated for children - so it's not too frightening or graphic, and children could read it themselves, if they chose. However, I'm certain many adults will appreciate that they too can read Conspirators of the Lost Sock Army and the Loose Change Collection Agency by Dan O'Brien, and find it just as enjoyable. I give this book an A! and look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

A! - (90-95%)

May you read well and often

A. E. Kirk - Loving in Time

Monday, March 17, 2014

17. Loving in Time by A. E. Kirk (2013)
Length: 370 pages
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Started: 10 March 2014
Finished: 17 March 2014
Where did it come from? Many thanks to A. E. Kirk and 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 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 about to change drastically; and it all starts when her mother welcomes two cute but strange boys, Marcus and Gus, into the house and into Helen's life. During their stay, the boys help Helen to discover that she is anything but normal and she is in fact part of an ancient love story that has stretched to every corner of the world. She is, in reality, Helen the Princess of Sparta.

As Helen begins to remember things from a previous life, she sees things that she can't explain. When five other boys join Marcus and Gus, Helen is caused great physical pain when she utters the name, Troy. Together, the seven boys have traveled across time to ask Helen to do something for them - to go back in time and help break an ancient cycle. They will be there to try and protect her from the evil Decurion who wish to stop Helen from breaking the cycle by any means possible.

Journeying to Ancient Greece, Helen must act as she once did. However, when the moment comes and the war begins, she must break the cycle. Helen is given a life changing choice. The question is, will she choose wisely?

I must say, that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I have always enjoyed reading stories based on ancient myths - so I was completely drawn in to the story from the beginning. The story was fast-paced and action-packed, and the characters were well-developed. I give Loving in Time by A. E. Kirk a definite A+! I have to say that this was quite a debut, and I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

A+! - (95-100%)

May you read well and often

Have a Blessed and Happy Saint Patrick's Day!


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

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

Sunday, March 16, 2014



Meet Dan O'Brien


Dan O’Brien, founder and editor-in-chief of The Northern California Perspective, 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.

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Conspirators of the Lost Sock Army and the Loose Change Collection Agency by Dan O'Brien (2014)
Length: 43 pages
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Conspirators of the Lost Sock Army and the Loose Change Collection Agency Blurb:

You’re never too old to have one more adventure

Brought to life by Steve Ferchaud’s vibrant drawings, this story for all ages by Dan O’Brien lets us know that it is never too late to have one more adventure.

Conspirators of the Lost Sock Army and the Loose Change Collection Agency Excerpt:


Robert Pendleton opened one eye as the light of a passing car flashed over the window, shattering the darkness into prisms. He rolled onto his back on the beat-up couch and yawned as he reached his hands up and rubbed his eyes unceremoniously.
He looked out over the darkness at the digital clock. The red digits spelled out a quarter ‘til midnight––nearly fourteen hours of sleep. He smiled and grabbed one of the cushions of the couch, burying his head in it. Just enough sleep, he reminded himself. Robert felt that anything less than twelve hours of sleep was very nearly too little.

He grasped blindly for the TV remote.

Groaning as he lifted his head, he looked at the empty table––his eyes drawn by another flash of a passing car. He couldn’t see clearly, but he knew that the remote had been there before he had fallen asleep nearly half a day ago. 

“Could have sworn….” he mumbled as he pushed himself up and brushed his hand around the top of the table, finding nothing. “Where did….”

Another groan escaped his lips as he lifted his body to a sitting position and threw aside the cluster of pillows that he had gathered around himself. He reached out for the lamp, but instead knocked it to the floor with a resounding thud.

Robert muttered as he stood up from the couch, and then sank to his knees to search around in the darkness for the fallen lamp. Reaching around on the shadowed floor, shards of the broken lamp scattered like pieces of light.

He turned his head, peering beneath the large space underneath the couch and saw the reflection of the buttons on the remote. The off-gray piece of machinery was underneath the couch––only darkness lingered beyond it. He reached out as he spoke again.

“How did it get all the way down there?”

Robert flexed his hand and strained as he twisted his back to reach farther; yet, the remote remained just out of reach. He pulled his arm away with a huff and craned his neck to the side, staring underneath into the darkness below the couch.

His eyes widened as he saw the impossible: there was something beyond the remote. He shook his head and closed his eyes, whispering to himself that he didn’t see what he thought he had.

“I saw a little man,” he whispered to himself as he opened his eyes once more and nearly gasped as he did so.

The figure was closer now and he could make out the outline clearly. A tiny man rested just beyond the remote.

“What in the name of…?”

“Not here in the name of nobody, laddie. I be a friend though,” crooned the miniscule figure as he interrupted Robert and stepped forward, placing a hand on the darkened and slick surface of the remote.

A tam-o’-shanter crested his bright red hair, the shaggy mane blending perfectly into his equally crimson, neatly trimmed, beard.

A billow of whitish smoke drifted from the long-stemmed pipe that he held clenched between his lips.

Robert fell back and knocked aside the adjacent table. Rubbing his eyes, he spoke a single word: “Leprechaun.”






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Kathryn Meyer Griffith - All Things Slip Away

Saturday, March 15, 2014

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 body was never found.

However, the killer wasn't dead. He was only biding his time, waiting to exact his revenge on Frank and everyone he cares about now...ten years later. Frank retired early and is now living back in his hometown of Spookie - a quaint throwback of a close-knit community in the woods - when the killer resurfaces and takes up where he left off. Kidnapping more innocent people and tormenting Frank and everyone he cares about. There must be a way to stop him; and Frank and his artist girlfriend, Abigail Sutton, are determined to find it, before he kills more people, them included.

I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was a very intriguing plot, filled with sympathetic characters that I really came to care about. And, I know this will probably sound strange to everyone, but I even felt some slight compassion for the murderer - not in any way for the horrible things he did - but for the mental anguish he experienced within himself. I give All Things Slip Away by Kathryn Meyer Griffith an A+!

I will say that this book was a little slow for me to get in to at first. Although, that had everything to do with my own reading pace and nothing else.  

A+! - (96-100%)

May you read well and often

Joint Blog Tour For The Affair by Lily Maxton and The Duke's Shotgun Wedding by Stacy Reid From April 14, 2014 to April 25, 2014 - Come Join Us!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Lily Maxton and Stacy Reid will be touring the blogosphere together to promote their Historical Romance novellas The Affair by Lily Maxton and The Duke's Shotgun Wedding by Stacy Reid. This joint virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up Your Book and will last from April 14, to April 25, 2014!

Ms. Maxton and Ms. Reid are also doing an awesome giveaway - they are giving away 2 $25 Amazon Giftcards, 1 $15 Amazon Giftcard and 1 $10 Amazon Giftcard to four lucky winners at the end of their 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 Affair and The Duke's Shotgun Wedding Blog Tour Information:


Meet Lily Maxton

Lily Maxton grew up in the Midwest, reading, writing, and daydreaming amidst cornfields. After graduating with a degree in English, she decided to put her natural inclinations to good use and embark on a career as a writer.

When she’s not working on a new story, she likes to tour old houses, add to her tea stash, and think of reasons to avoid housework.

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About The Affair:

She was his for one week only…

When a beautiful stranger ducks into his bookshop during a rainstorm, Cale Cameron, well-known rake, is instantly attracted to her. Elizabeth, Lady Thornhill, is restless and hungers for something she cannot name. Society would never accept a countess and a mere bookseller, so they agree to a one week affair to indulge their desire.

As their passion ignites and their connection grows, Elizabeth threatens the one thing Cale has protected above all else – his heart. Letting her go is the only solution…and the one thing he is not prepared to do.

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Meet Stacy Reid

I am an avid reader of novels with a deep passion for writing. I especially love romance and adore writing about people falling in love. I live a lot in the worlds I create and I actively speak to my characters (out loud). I have a warrior way “never give up on my dream.” When I am not writing, I spend a copious amount of time drooling over Rick Grimes from Walking Dead, watching Japanese anime and playing video games with my love - Dusean Nelson.

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About The Duke's Shotgun Wedding:


As far as rash decisions go, it was formidable. But Lady Jocelyn Rathbourne’s will remains strong. If the only way to save her family’s estate and reputation is by aiming a small pistol at the Duke of Calydon, then so be it. For Lady Jocelyn demands satisfaction - and she will have it at any cost. Even if it means demanding the hand of the intense and foreboding Duke himself..

But she’s made the first move against a very dangerous opponent…

For Sebastian Thornton is no stripling to be trifled with. The lady has played her hand. Now it’s his turn. For Sebastian is in need of a wife. And to find a wife with spirit and fire - even if she means to only marry for his money - would be a great prize indeed. And he intends to thoroughly take his pleasure with her…and demand his own satisfaction in return.

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    The Affair and The Duke's Shotgun Wedding Book Publicity Tour Schedule:

    April 14 - The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding Featured at Romance for Every World
    April 14 - The Affair Reviewed at First Page to the Last
    April 15 - The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding Featured at Margay Leah Justice
    April 16 - The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding Reviewed at Curse of the Bibliophile
    April 17 - Interviewed at Review From Here
    April 18 - The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding Featured at 3 Partners in Shopping
    April 18 - Books Reviewed at Bitten by Romance
    April 18 - The Affair Reviewed at Becky on Books…and Quilts
    April 18 - Books Featured at Author and Readers Book Corner
    April 21 - The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding Reviewed at My Book Addiction and More
    April 21 - The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding Featured at I Heart Reading
    April 22 - The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding Featured at Books of Love
    April 22 - The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding Featured at Romantic Reads and Such
    April 23 - Books Featured and Reviewed at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
    April 23 - Books Featured at Bent Over Bookwords
    April 24 - Guest blogging at I’m Shelf-ish
    April 25 - Stacy Reid Interviewed at Talking Books Blog
    April 25 - The Affair Reviewed at Hanging Off the Wire
    April 25 - Interviewed at Literal Exposure

    May you read well and often