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Introducing To Kill For His Queen by Carolina West!

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Meet Carolina West
Carolina West is a high school student living with her mother and younger sister in Arizona. She has been writing since she was fourteen years old. This is her first book.

To Kill For His Queen by Carolina West (2012) Length: 216 pages Purchase your copy from IUniverse!
To Kill For His Queen Blurb: 
Living in the world of werewolves, vampires, and dark magic can have a certain effect on a child, especially when that child is Hassen Mason, who seems destined to bring ruin to those he loves. Hassen was abandoned as a child and was immersed in the world of magic by the strange creatures that raised him. His lineage was a mystery, but no mystery buried in the past can stay buried for long - especially when that mystery is strong enough to span centuries.

An accident leaves Hassen without memories, and he must find a way to remember who he was and what his life meant to him before his past creeps up and kills him. He encounters evils worse than abandonment - vengeful demons an…

Introducing Stones of Power: The Exile by Eric Buffington!

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Hello everyone! I'm delighted to announce that Eric Buffington, author of the young adult fantasy, Stones of Power: The Exile will be having a Smashwordspromotionfor his bookthroughout the entire month of June. Mr. Buffington tells me that the following Smashwords promotional code is good until the end of June, and you will be able to receive a free ebook copy of Stones of Power: The Exile

Along with this excellent promotion, Mr. Buffington has told me that his publisher has authorized him to give out another promotional code to give everyone a 33% discount on Book 2 of the series - Stones of Power: The Invasion. Book 2 will be available on June 10, 2014, but is available for pre-order now! Mr. Buffington's goal is to give away 10,000 copies of Stones of Power: The Exileby the end of June!

And, of course, you can all do your part. The promotional codes (which will be provided below) are free for everyone to use. Share them, tweet about them, give them out to your friends. It…

D. S. McKnight - Of Dreams and Shadow

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32. Of Dreams and Shadow by D. S. McKnight (2013)
The Forget Me Not Series Book 1
Length: 275 pages
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Started: 23 May 2014
Finished: 26 May 2014
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 12 April 2014
Why do I have it? I like paranormal mysteries and D. S. McKnight is a new author for me.

The furthest thing from Jenna Barton's mind is the possibility of an afterlife. We live, and then we die. To be completely honest, the question of whether or not there was anything more to life had never even crossed her mind. However, after moving to the coastal town of Parson's Cove, Jenna is about to find out that there is so much more to this life than only what can be seen.

She is totally heart-broken when she and her mother move to Parson's Cove, North Carolina. As any teenager would, Jenna misses her friends and the life that she had back in her old homet…

Blog Tour For The Last Ancient by Eliot Baker From June 2, 2014 to August 29, 2014 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Eliot Baker will be touring the blogosphere to promote his Supernatural Thriller/Historical Mystery The Last Ancient. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up Your Book and will last from June 2, to August 29, 2014!

The Last AncientBlog Tour Information:

Meet Eliot Baker
Eliot Baker lives in Finland. He teaches communications at a local college and runs an editing and translating business, but would be content singing for his heavy metal band and writing novels full-time. He grew up near Seattle, got his B.A. in World Literature at Pitzer College, and got his M.S. in Science Journalism from Boston University. He was an award-winning journalist at the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror, and before that he wrote for the Harvard Health Letters. He spent four years pursuing a career in the sciences while at the Harvard Extension School, during which time he spun old people in NASA-designed rocket chairs and kept younger people awake …

Catherine Green - Life in the Palace

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31. Life in the Palace by Catherine Green (2014)
The Palace Saga Book 1
Length: 257 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Started: 12 May 2014
Finished: 21 May 2014
Where did it come from? I originally downloaded a copy of this book for free from Smashwords. I downloaded a second copy for free from Amazon.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 21 February 2014 from Smashwords; Since 21 March 2014 from Amazon.
Why do I have it? I like fantasy and Catherine Green is a new author for me. I'm not exactly sure how I ended up downloading two copies of this book - I downloaded the first copy to be part of a Virtual Book Publicity Tour being hosted by Kathy at I am a Reader, Not a Writer. The second copy was an accidental download, but since it was free at the time I kept it.

Chloe Diaz's perfect older sister, Stacy had done the unthinkable when she hopped on the back of her boyfriend's motorcycle and rode off into the sunset. Her parents were furious, and so Chloe became the repository of all her p…

Genevieve Crownson - The Soul of the Sun

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30. The Soul of the Sun by Genevieve Crownson (2013)
The Argos Dynasty Series Book 1
Length: 347 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Started: 17 May 2014
Finished: 19 May 2014
Where did it come from? I originally downloaded a copy of this book for free from Amazon;although, many thanks to Dorothy at Pump up Your Books also for sending me another copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 18 February 2014 from Amazon; Since 16 March 2014
Why do I have it? I like fantasy and Genevieve Crownson is a new author for me.

Since the days of ancient Greece, a mystery has been passed down through the lineage of the Argos dynasty - a secret kept by the descendants of their family from generation to generation - in the hopes that the forces for good will be able to stop the destruction of planet Earth by the forces of evil. Since 1939, Margaret Ingall has been harboring her family's secret. Time is running short for the descendants of the Argos. It is said that a powerful healer and time…

Blog Tour For To Kill For His Queen by Carolina West From May 19, 2014 to June 13, 2014 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Carolina West will be touring the blogosphere to promote her Paranormal Fantasy To Kill For His Queen. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up Your Book and will last from May 19, to June 13, 2014!

To Kill For His QueenBlog Tour Information:

Meet Carolina West
Carolina West is a high school student living with her mother and younger sister in Arizona. She has been writing since she was fourteen years old. This is her first book.
About To Kill For His Queen:
Living in the world of werewolves, vampires, and dark magic can have a certain effect on a child, especially when that child is Hassen Mason, who seems destined to bring ruin to those he loves. Hassen was abandoned as a child and was immersed in the world of magic by the strange creatures that raised him. His lineage was a mystery, but no mystery buried in the past can stay buried for long - especially when that mystery is strong enough to span centuries.
An accident leav…

Introducing Ghost Sanctuary: A Journey Into the Spirit World and God With Actual Video and Photo Evidence by Becky J.!

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Meet Becky J.
Becky J. is an equestrian lover and spends her days in Western activities, teaching, riding, training, and breeding horses. For more information about her unusual nonfiction tale, please visit www.GhostSanctuary.com.

Ghost Sanctuary: A Journey Into the Spirit World and God With Actual Video and Photo Evidence by Becky J. (2013) Length: 166 pages Purchase your copy from AuthorHouse!
Ghost Sanctuary: A Journey Into the Spirit World and God With Actual Video and Photo Evidence Blurb: 
Ghost Sanctuary is a factual accounting of a family’s struggle with ghosts living in their home. The book explains in detail the happenings faced by the family and their reaction to the invasion of the spirit realm into their own. The book contains fascinating photo and video evidence of what the family has and continues to experience. The author identifies how her own belief in God and the afterlife has helped her to overcome and understand the trials and tribulations of her family’s ordeal.

May yo…

Introducing The Luthier's Apprentice by Mayra Calvani!

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Meet Mayra Calvani
Mayra Calvani writes fiction and nonfiction for children and adults and has authored over a dozen books, some of which have won awards. Her stories, reviews, interviews and articles have appeared on numerous publications like The Writer, Writer's Journal, Multicultural Review, Bloomsbury Review, and others.

She lives in Belgium with her husband of 25+ years, two wonderful kids, and her two beloved pets. When she's not writing, editing, reading or reviewing, she enjoys walking with her dog, traveling, and spending time with her family. She's represented by Serendipity Literary.

Visit her website at www.MayraCalvani.com.

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The Luthier's Apprentice by Mayra Calvani (2014) Length: 184 pages Purchase your copy from Amazon andBarnes and Noble!
The Luthier's Apprentice Blurb:
Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840), one of the greatest violinists who ever lived and rumored to have made a pact with the devil, has somehow …

Introducing Khaki=Killer by Connie Corcoran Wilson!

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Connie Corcoran Wilson will be having a signing for her latest Young Adult Paranormal Thriller Khaki=Killer, the third book in her hugely successful The Color of Evil Series. This book signing will be launched at The Book Rackin Moline, Illinois, on Saturday, May 31st from 1 to 4 P. M. Also, you will be able to download Khaki=Killerfor free via Kindle from July 8th-12th!

July 8th-12th isthe week of International Thriller Writers' Conference in New York City, where it will be displayed on an easel so that the artwork by Vincent Chong (cover artist for Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, William F. Nolan and a host of others) can be enjoyed. These books have won E-Lit, Pinnacle, Lucky Cinda and Silver Feather awards and Shelf Unbound magazine named Red is For Rage a "page-turner of 2013" and one of the best independent covers of the year (Paula Phanback's).
As Ms. Wilson says at the end of her email: "Hope to see you on Saturday, May 31, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Book Rack i…

Introducing A Woman Possessed by Marilyn Hering!

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Meet Marilyn Hering
Marilyn Hering’s father was a weaver at the Paterson silk mill for many years, inspiring her to learn its history and write this book. She has previously been an English teacher, but she is currently dedicating her time to writing the sequel to A Woman Possessed. She lives in Harrington Park, New Jersey.

A Woman Possessed by Marilyn Hering (2011) Length: 268 pages Purchase Your Copy From IUniverse!
A Woman Possessed Blurb: 
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 survived near starvation, poverty, and illness. She survived with the yearnings of love. Her heart belongs to the charismatic and passionate Dante Ravelli, a union leader, supporting the workers at the Great Silk Strike. But can Eleanor trust hi…

Calling All Book Reviewers!

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Hello everyone! :) I hope that you are all having a wonderful day today. I know that I am! ;) Anyway, I recently received an email from author Connie Corcoran Wilson, and because I think she is such a remarkable writer, I thought that I would make a request of all the readers of Emeraldfire's Bookmark.

Like so many authors out there, Ms. Wilson is always on the look out for more reviewers for her books. All that is required from these potential reviewers, is a willingness to read the book, and also to write a fair and honest review of what you read. As I've said before, this is just a request of all the readers of my blog - but if you do decide to review any of the books in The Color of Evil Series, I would appreciate it very much! And I know that Ms. Wilson would as well. ;)

Meet Connie Corcoran Wilson
Connie (Corcoran) Wilson taught composition at 6 IA/IL colleges and wrote for 5 newspapers. She currently writes for 6 blogs, was named 2008 Content Producer of the Year by Asso…

Blog Tour For The Unholy by Paul DeBlassie III From June 2, 2014 to August 29, 2014 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Paul DeBlassie III will be touring the blogosphere to promote his Psychological/Paranormal Thriller The Unholy. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up Your Book and will last from June 2, to August 29, 2014!

The Unholy Blog Tour Information:

 Meet Paul DeBlassie III
Paul DeBlassie III, Ph.D., is a psychologist and writer living in Albuquerque, New Mexico who has treated survivors of the dark side of religion for more than 30 years. He is a member of the Depth Psychology Alliance, the Transpersonal Psychology Association and the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Dr. DeBlassie writes psychological thrillers with an emphasis on the dark side of the human psyche. In The Unholy, a young curandera, a medicine woman, intent on uncovering the secrets of her past is forced into a life-and-death battle against an evil archbishop. Set in the mystic land of Aztlan, The Unholy is a novel of dest…

Francesca Pelaccia - The Witch's Salvation

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29. The Witch's Salvation by Francesca Pelaccia (2013)
The Witch's Trilogy Book 1
Length: 352 pages
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Started: 28 April 2014
Finished: 8 May 2014
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 23 March 2014
Why do I have it? I like historical fantasy and Francesca Pelaccia is a new author for me.

Trendy urban princess Anasztasia Senaslau is hiding a secret that only her relatives, family physician, and her best friend Chloe know anything about. Annie is an actual princess, born shockingly mortal in an otherwise immortal family that traces its royal lineage back to the time when Romania was known as the principality of Wallachia. Five and a half centuries before - according to family lore - a witch's humanity was stolen by two immortal families. As punishment, the witch cursed the patriarchs of both families - casting one patriarch from his homeland an…

Introducing The Color of Evil Series by Connie Corcoran Wilson!

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Hello everyone! :) I'm delighted to announce that to celebrate the release of Khaki=Killer, book three of Connie Corcoran Wilson's hugely successful The Color of Evil Series, Amazon will be hosting several days of free Kindle downloads for each book in the series. These books will only be free for a short period of time, so you had better hurry and grab your copy today!

The free Kindle downloads begin with The Color of Evil- on May 17th to 21st, 2014! The free Kindle downloads continue with Red is For Rage- free from Amazon from June 26th to June 30th, 2014! The free Kindle downloads conclude with the release of Khaki=Killer- free from Amazon from July 8th to July 12th, 2014!

I had the pleasure of reading the first book in The Color of Evil Series, The Color of Evil, in December of 2012. Ms. Wilson was kind enough to send me copies of the next two books in the series: Red is For Rageand Khaki=Killer as well, so I hope to start reading them sometime very soon.

Meet Connie Corcor…