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Blog Tour For Rowena and the Viking Warlord by Melodie Campbell From August 4, 2014 to August 29, 2014 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Melodie Campbell will be touring the blogosphere to promote her Paranormal Romance Rowena and the Viking Warlord- Book 3 in her Land's End Series. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up Your Bookand will last fromAugust 4, to August 29, 2014!

Rowena and the Viking Warlord Blog Tour Information:

Meet Melodie Campbell 
Billed as Canada’s “Queen of Comedy” by the Toronto Sun (Jan. 5, 2014), Melodie Campbell achieved a personal best when Library Digest compared her to Janet Evanovich. Winner of nine awards, including the 2014 Derringer (US) and the 2014 Arthur Ellis (Canada) for The Goddaughter’s Revenge (Orca Books), Melodie has over 200 publications, including 100 comedy credits, 40 short stories, and seven novels.

Melodie got her start writing stand-up.  In 1999, she opened the Canadian Humour Conference. Her fiction has been described by industry reviewers as “hilarious” and “laugh-out-loud funny.”
Melodie has a comm…

Christine Amsden - Mind Games

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36. Mind Games by Christine Amsden (2014)
The Cassie Scot Series Book 3
Length: 275 pages
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Started: 17 June 2014
Finished: 27 June 2014
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Christine Amsden for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 5 April 2014
Why do I have it? I like paranormal mysteries and have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past. I'm also completely hooked on The Cassie Scot Series as well.
Two months after she's left standing alone on Evan Blackwood's doorstep, Cassie Scot is heart-broken and devastated; and she still doesn't understand the reason why. With a seer's warning of "Beware your heart and soul..." constantly running through her mind, Cassie has tried to find out the reason behind his abrupt behavior change towards her. Yet, with Evan gone and Eagle Rock in need, Cassie finds herself in quite a conundrum.
So, she does what she's done before: she sur…

Blog Tour For Divine Sanctuary by Cheryl Kaye Tardif From August 4, 2014 to August 29, 2014 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Cheryl Kaye Tardif will be touring the blogosphere to promote her Paranormal Mystery Divine Sanctuary- Book 3 in her Divine Trilogy. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up Your Book and will last from August 4, to August 29, 2014!

Divine Sanctuary Blog Tour Information:

Meet Cheryl Kaye Tardif
Cheryl Kaye Tardif is an award-winning, international bestselling Canadian suspense author. Her novels include Divine Sanctuary, Submerged, Divine Justice, Children of the Fog, The River, Divine Intervention, and Whale Song, which New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice calls “a compelling story of love and family and the mysteries of the human heart…a beautiful, haunting novel.”

She is now working on her next thriller.

Cheryl also enjoys writing short stories inspired mainly by her author idol Stephen King, and this has resulted in Skeletons in the Closet and Other Creepy Stories (collection of shorts) and RemoteControl (no…

Introducing Scraps of Paper by Kathryn Meyer Griffith!

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Hello everyone! So, granted that I missed out on a recent free Amazon download for Kathryn Meyer Griffith'sScraps of Paper - Revised Author's Edition - however, at the time my computer was having problems because there's been a lot of thunderstorms sweeping through my area with frequent lightning strikes. Anyway, I hope that you all still manage to grab your own copy of Scraps of Paper - Revised Author's Edition by Kathryn Meyer Griffith as soon as possible! By the way, Scraps of Paper - Revised Author's Edition is the first Book in the Spookie Town Mystery Series.

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 designer in the corporate world for 23 years; and has published with Dorchester, Kensington, Avalon Books, The Wild Rose Press, AmazonKindle Direct, Damnation Books and Eternal Press, and Amazon Publishing.…

Michael Phillip Cash - Schism: The Battle For Darracia

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35. Schism: The Battle For Darracia by Michael Phillip Cash (2013)
The Battle For Darracia Saga Book 1
Length: 202 pages
Genre: Science Fiction
Started: 9 June 2014
Finished: 20 June 2014
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Michael Phillip Cash and to Red Feather Publishing for sending me a copy of this book to read. I received my first copy of this book from him in February. After it won a couple of awards, in April a second copy of the book arrived in the mail from Red Feather Publishing.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 8 February 2014; Since 2 April 2014
Why do I have it? I like science fiction and Michael Phillip Cash is a new author for me.

Darracia is a planet in turmoil. An ever-widening social gap between its inhabitants is causing severe unrest, and that is quickly fracturing a once peaceful world. Already struggling with his identity, nineteen-year-old Prince V'sair dreams of someday wielding the elusive Fireblade - the key to a warrior's heart. However, deep …

Introducing Schism: The Battle For Darracia by Michael Phillip Cash!

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Back in February of 2014, my Mom received a copy of Schism: The Battle For Darracia, although she immediately passed the book on to me, since she doesn't usually read science fiction herself. I like reading some light science fiction, so Mom gave it to me instead. I started reading this book back in April, but had to put the book aside temporarily due to my schedule.

I was delighted to learn recently that four books by Michael Phillip Cash have won several awards! Congratulations on such a great achievement, Mr. Cash - it is certainly well-deserved. I am currently reading Schism: The Battle For Darracia - a Finalist for the Foreword Review's Book of the Year Award of 2013 in the Science Fiction Category, and the book also received Second Place for the Rebecca's Reads Readers Choice Awards of 2013 in the Science Fiction Category.

As of Tuesday, June 17th, I'm on page 63 (about 30%) into Schism: The Battle For Darracia by Michael Phillip Cash, and am thoroughly enjoying …

Blog Tour For Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton From August 4, 2014 to August 22, 2014 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Kimber Leigh Wheaton will be touring the blogosphere to promote her young adult Paranormal Romance Tortured Souls- Book 1 in her Orion Circle Series. This virtual book tour is being hosted by the author herself and will last from August 4, to August 22, 2014!

Ms. Wheaton is also doing two awesome giveaways - she is giving away an ebook copy of Tortured Souls - available either in Mobi, epub or pdf version for the winners. She is also giving a $25 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky host 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!

Tortured Souls Blog Tour Information:

Meet Kimber Leigh Wheaton

Kimber Leigh Wheaton is a bestselling YA/NA author with a soft spot for sweet romance. She is married to her soul mate, has a teenage son, and shares her home with three dogs, four cats, and lots of dragons. No, she doesn’t live on a farm, she just loves an…

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…

Blog Tour For The Dancing Boy by Michael Matson From July 1, 2014 to July 31, 2014 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Michael Matson will be touring the blogosphere to promote his Contemporary Mystery The Dancing Boy This virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up Your Bookand will last from July 1, to July 31, 2014!

The Dancing Boy Blog Tour Information:


Meet Michael Matson

Michael Matson was born in Helena, Montana, and was immediately issued a 10-gallon Stetson and a pair of snakeskin boots. After formative years spent in New Jersey, North Carolina, New York, California, Hawaii and Japan, Michael earned a journalism degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. Following a brief military stint in Oklahoma, where he first encountered red, sticky mud, heavy rain and tarantulas, he returned to Seattle and worked as an advertising agency copywriter, creative director and video producer.

In 2007 he (regretfully) left Seattle for Mexico to have time to write and has since published The Diamond Tree, a fairytale for all ages; Bareback Rider, an…

Introducing the Cover For The Donor Part One by Nikki Rae!

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Meet Nikki Rae
Nikki Rae is a writer who lives in New Jersey. As an independent author, she has appeared numerously on Amazon Best Seller lists and she concentrates on making her imaginary characters as real as possible. Nikki writes mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely.
The Donor Part One by Nikki Rae (2014) Length: 31 pages Purchase your copy from Amazon!
The Donor Part One Blurb:
Casey Williams and her family are poor. Her parents work non-stop and so does she, just so they can keep the trailer roof from leaking.

They’re getting by fine enough when the headaches start. Then there’s the nosebleeds. And the inevitable doctor’s bills.

Fortunately for Casey, there’s MyTrueMatch.com: an exclusive, quick, and almost easy way to pay it all back before her parents even have to know.

All she has to do is give a man sh…

Justine, Juan and Marco Borrego - War of the Gods

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34. War of the Gods by Justine, Juan and Marco Borrego (2013)
The Chimera Box Series Book 1
Length: 35 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Started: 4 June 2014
Finished: 9 June 2014
Where did it come from? From Netgalley
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 16 January 2014 Why do I have it? I like fantasy and Justine, Juan and Marco Borrego are new authors for me.
Seven-year-old Justin is an ordinary little boy. He imagines living in a world full of mythical creatures and having thrilling adventures, similar to those that he studies about at school in Greek mythology. Then, one day, his mother brings home something that she calls a chimera box. When Justin asks her what the word 'chimera' means, he learns that it is derived from Greek mythology - describing anything perceived as wildly imaginative. 
As a naturally reserved child, Justin is initially wary of the box; but his wariness soon turns to curiosity, and then intrigue. Finally, on a dull and rainy day, he finds the courage to step insi…

Austin Washington - The Education of George Washington: How a Forgotten Book Shaped the Character of a Hero

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33. The Education of George Washington: How a Forgotten Book Shaped the Character of a Hero by Austin Washington (2014)
Length: 327 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction
Started: 12 May 2014
Finished: 8 June 2014
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Dorothy at Pump up Your Book for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 14 April 2014
Why do I have it? I like non-fiction and Austin Washington is a new author for me.

When we hear the name George Washington, we immediately think of America's first president - a man of honor, bravery and leadership - a great general, and a humble gentleman. While he most certainly was all these things, as well as so much more; it is sometimes difficult to see the man through the blindingly brilliant glare of his reputation. But the father of our nation didn't emerge fully formed in commemorative marble and coated in Revolutionary glory.

George Washington created America. But what made George Washington the man he was? How…

Blog Tour For The Donor Part One by Nikki Rae From June 30, 2014 to July 21, 2014 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Nikki Rae will be touring the blogosphere to promote the first part of her horror novella The Donor. This virtual book tour is being hosted by the author herself and will last from June 30, to July 21, 2014!

Ms. Rae is also doing an awesome giveaway - she is giving away an ebook of The Donor Part One (Just a friendly reminder: this is a serial novella told in parts. Each part is rather short, i. e. 20-30 pages in Word, but all three add up to a novella length) and a $10 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!

The Donor Part One Blog Tour Information:


Meet Nikki Rae
Nikki Rae is a writer who lives in New Jersey. As an independent author, she has appeared numerously on Amazon Best Seller lists and she concentrates on making her imaginary characters as real as possible. Nikki writes mainly dark, scary…

Kathryn Meyer Griffith, Author of the Incredibly Popular Dinosaur Lake, Chats About the Creation of Her Novel and the Cultural Fascination With Dinosaurs

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Hi there, everyone! I hope that you're all having a wonderful day - I certainly am! :) Anyway, I have a real treat for the readers and followers of Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Kathryn Meyer Griffith, author of 19 published books, 2 novellas and 12 short stories, originally wrote a backstory about Dinosaur Lake- a Finalist for the 2014 EPIC Ebook Awards in the Suspense/Thriller Category - back on August 30, 2012!

Yes, I realize that this was almost two years ago, and that I'm just getting around to posting it today, but in my own defense I literally just found Ms. Griffith's guest post while I was perusing several old emails. Since this guest post was written, Ms. Griffith has since gone on to publish 3 more books, 2 novellas and 12 short stories. As a matter of fact, one of those books is the recently published Dinosaur Lake II: Dinosaurs Arising - the sequel to Dinosaur Lake - which I had the pleasure of reading back in April of this year. Here is my review. :)

Ms. Griffi…