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Calling All Book Reviewers!

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So, with Halloween just around the corner, prolific author Kathryn Meyer Griffith would like to let everyone know that most of her sixteen (soon to be twenty) Audible audiobooks are traditional horror. She recommends that you try reading (or, in this case, listening to) Evil Stalks the Night:Revised Author's Edition, The Last Vampire: Author's New Revised Edition or Winter's Journey in honor of the Halloween Season. Or you can email her to request a free code for the audiobook of your choice. If you'd agree to write a brief but honest review on whichever of Ms. Griffith's books you choose, she'll love you forever! :) You can contact her at rdgriff@htc.net.

The entire list of Ms. Griffith's released audiobooks (up to this point) can be found here: http://www.audible.com/search/ref=a_mn_at_ano_tseft__galileo?advsearchKeywords=Kathryn+Meyer+Griffith&x=17&y=16 - Go check 'em out!


Meet Kathryn Meyer Griffith

Since childhood I’ve been an artist and wor…

Calling All Book Reviewers!

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So, with Halloween just around the corner, prolific author Kathryn Meyer Griffith would like to let everyone know that most of her sixteen (soon to be twenty) Audible audiobooks are traditional horror. She recommends that you try reading(or, in this case, listening to)Witches: Author's Revised Edition, Scraps of Paper - Revised Author's Edition or Four Spooky Short Stories in honor of the Halloween Season. Or you can email her to request a free code for the audiobook of your choice. If you'd agree to write a brief but honest review on whichever of Ms. Griffith's books you choose, she'll love you forever! :) You can contact her at rdgriff@htc.net.

The entire list of Ms. Griffith's released audiobooks (up to this point) can be found here: http://www.audible.com/search/ref=a_mn_at_ano_tseft__galileo?advsearchKeywords=Kathryn+Meyer+Griffith&x=17&y=16 - Go check 'em out!

Meet Kathryn Meyer Griffith
Since childhood I’ve been an artist and worked as a graph…

Cheryl Kaye Tardif - Divine Sanctuary

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48. Divine Sanctuary by Cheryl Kaye Tardif (2014)
The Divine Trilogy Book 3
Length: 209 pages
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Started: 21 August 2014
Finished: 27 August 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 20 June 2014
Why do I have it? I like paranormal mysteries and Cheryl Kaye Tardif is a new author for me.

Located deep in the woods of Mission, BC, behind wrought-iron gates, is the secluded compound known as Sanctuary. For many lost souls, Sanctuary represents a safe haven of acceptance and understanding for those who consider themselves rejected by society. Led by the charismatic Father Jeremiah, the inhabitants of Sanctuary willingly shun the outside world to follow his teachings and live a seemingly idyllic lifestyle. 

However, something insidious lurks behind the controversial cult's insulated existence. A lethal hunter is on the prowl, and his prey is the weak who ca…

Melodie Campbell - Rowena and the Viking Warlord

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47. Rowena and the Viking Warlord by Melodie Campbell (2014)
The Land's End Series Book 3
Length: 184 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Started: 21 August 2014
Finished: 25 August 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 21 June 2014
Why do I have it? I like paranormal romance and Melodie Campbell is a new author for me.

With her loved ones in peril, College instructor and accidental time traveler, Rowena Revel - the last hereditary witch of Land's End - casts a spell to turn back time in order to save them. While doing so had the desired effect, Rowena was completely unaware of the consequences. As Rowena's distant cousin and feared husband Cedric - the new Earl of the House of Huel - fights battles to the south, she unwittingly rides into an enemy camp and is taken prisoner by her old friend Lars, who is not what he seems.

Yet Rowena is certainly not helpless. After…

Introducing The Donor Part Two by Nikki Rae!

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I'm delighted to announce that part two of Nikki Rae's The Donor Series has just been released today, and is now available to download from Amazon. To celebrate that release, Ms. Rae tells me that The Donor Part Onewill be free to download from Amazon for the next two days. Yes, starting on Saturday, August 23, 2014 and lasting until Monday, August 25, 2014 - you can download the first part of this three-part novella for free from Amazon. Grab your own copy now!!!

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 by Nikki Rae (2014) Length: 31 pages Purchase your copy from A…

I Just Became a Donor - So Can You - You Can Spread the Word About The Donor: The Full Novella by Nikki Rae!

I'm delighted to announce that that the full-length novella of Nikki Rae's The Donor will be released on Thursday, October 30, 2014! To celebrate that release, Ms. Rae tells me that she has created a project on Thunderclap and has named it "Become a Donor". All that is required is that the supporters of her project read The Donor: The Full Novella and then embed the following message on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr: “Read The Donor Today!"

Ms. Rae hopes to get 100 supporters on board and joining her cause by the time that The Donor: The Full Novella is released on Thursday, October 30, 2014! I know that she will appreciate your support very much. So now, go forth and spread the word! :)


May you read well and often

Introducing Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton!

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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 animals. Kimber Leigh is addicted to romance, videogames, superheroes, villains, and chocolate - not necessarily in that order. (If she has to choose, she’ll take a chocolate covered superhero!) She currently lives in San Antonio, Texas but has been somewhat a rolling stone in life, having resided in several different cities and states.
Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton (2014) Length: 227 pages Purchase your copy from Amazon!
Tortured Souls Blurb:
Sometimes Rest in Peace isn't an option

Kacie Ramsey sees ghosts - and it's ruining her life. Her mother left, her father blames her, and no matter how hard she tries, she can't keep the ghosts away. Now a new power has emerged. Nightly visions of …

Our Library Visit For August

Hello Everyone! How are you on this fine Saturday? I'm doing just fine. :) Last week, Mom and I discussed whether we could fit in a visit to our local library - to raid the perpetual book sale! LOL! :)

Well, we finally decided that, as Mom's birthday is next week, today would be her birthday visit to the library. It turned out absolutely wonderfully! We spent about two hours - from 11:15 A. M. to 1:15 P. M. - at the library, and stopped to get sandwiches from Arby's. We brought everything home with us.

Between us, we bought 27 hardcovers and 47 paperbacks. We spent a whopping $56 for a total of 74 books. A pretty good haul, if I do say so, myself. :)

At the moment, I'm reading two books - Autumn in Carthage by Christopher Zenos and Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton. I'm currently in the middle of Chapter 2 in the first book, and just started the second book - an ebook - this afternoon.

May you read well and often

Introducing The Donor Series by Nikki Rae!

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I'm delighted to announce that part two of Nikki Rae's The Donor Series is currently available to pre-order from Amazon. Get caught up on the entire story before The Donor Part Twois released on Friday, August 22, 2014!

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 by Nikki Rae (2014) Length: 31 pages Purchase your copy from Amazon!
The Donor 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…

Enid Blyton - The Wishing-Chair Again

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46. The Wishing-Chair Again by Enid Blyton (1950)
The Wishing-Chair Series Book 2
Length: 185 pages
Started: 10 July 2014
Finished: 13 August 2014
Where did it come from? This was a birthday present given to me by a friend when I was six years old.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 1 June 1984
Why do I have it?I like fantasy and have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.

The children who possess the fabulously magical Wishing-Chair are back and are ready to have some more thrilling and fantastic adventures to far away lands. Mollie and her brother Peter come home from boarding school for the holidays and, after they hug their parents and see their rooms and toys again, they rush down to their playroom at the bottom of the garden. The children have a splendid secret that they've been keeping to themselves ever since their mother's birthday: they own the most terrifically magical Wishing-Chair ever!

Their friend Chinky the Pixie takes the Wishing-Chair to …

Kathryn Meyer Griffith - Four Spooky Short Stories

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45. Four Spooky Short Stories by Kathryn Meyer Griffith (2013) 
Length: 103 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 25 January 2013
Finished: 28 January 2013
Where did it come from? From Amazon
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 2 August 2014
Why do I have it? I just wanted to consolidate all four of my reviews for these short stories into one single review and I have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past. 

I read Four Spooky Short Stories by Kathryn Meyer Griffith separately in January of 2013. Now that these stories are collected together in one volume, I thought that I should post all my separate reviews as one, so here they all are!:

Kathryn Meyer Griffith's Spooky Short Stories Book 1: Ghost Brother - So what happens after you die? Do you go to heaven...or hell? Or do you go to a special place fashioned just for you and based on the life you had lived; how you had treated people...what you did to them during your time on earth? And do ghosts really exist? Do t…

Nikki Rae - The Donor

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44. The Donor by Nikki Rae (2014)
The Donor Series Book 2
Length: 27 pages
Genre: Short Story
Started/Finished: 9 August 2014
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Nikki Rae for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 5 August 2014
Why do I have it? I like short stories and have read and enjoyed The Donor by this author in the past.

Casey Williams, a recent high school graduate, has left her sick and impoverished parents and moved to Boston. In an effort to earn enough money to help her family - to secure their financial future in the face of her dire medical diagnosis - Casey had turned to the website MyTrueMatch.com; and to the mysterious Jonah Black; willing to do almost anything for him. For the past several weeks now, she has lived in Jonah's Boston apartment - suffering from an inoperable brain tumor of which her parents know nothing.   

During her time with him, and despite the fact that Casey signed a contract which effectively allows Jon…

Calling All Book Reviewers!

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Alright, so I realize that Halloween is a little over two months away, but I don't think that you can possibly start the celebrations too early! LOL!!! Especially when there's the distinct potential that my wonderful readers will definitely receive a free ebook from author Kathryn Meyer Griffith. ;)

Kathryn Meyer Griffith will love you forever if five kind people could possibly read and write an honest review of her Four Spooky Short Stories? I have it on good authority that there will be a free Amazon Kindle download coming up during the Halloween Season if Ms. Griffith can reach 18 posted Amazon reviews. Imagine that, ghosts, banshees, witches and werewolves - what more can you possibly hope to read about, during the scariest time of the year? Grab your copy while it's available!!!

I had the pleasure of reading all four spooky stories by Kathryn Meyer Griffith - separately, of course - over three days in January of 2013! Here are my reviews of Ghost Brother, The Banshee…

Paul DeBlassie III - The Unholy: A Novel

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43. The Unholy: A Novel by Paul DeBlassie III (2013)
Length: 200 pages
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Started: 31 July 2014
Finished: 4 August 2014
Where did it come from? I originally downloaded a copy of this book for free from Netgalley; although, 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 9 August 2013 from Netgalley; Since 26 June 2014 from Dorothy
Why do I have it? I like paranormal mysteries and Paul DeBlassie III is a new author for me.

Claire Sanchez is the director of Mental Health Workers and Natural Therapeutic Services at the Ecclesia Dei Hospital. She is also a curandera - a medicine woman - trained by her people in the ways of natural magic, dream interpretation, visions and shapeshifting. From a very early age, Claire has at times embraced and rejected her heritage; having witnessed her mother's murder at the hands of a mysterious cloaked figure. Now, at age twenty-five - the same age as he…

Introducing the Cover For The Donor Part Two 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 Two by Nikki Rae (2014)
Length: 39 pages
Purchase your copy from Amazon!

The Donor Part Two Blurb:

When Casey joined MyTrueMatch.com, she never imagined she would meet a man who not only helps her pay the bills, but has been nothing but a gentleman.

As the nose bleeds make way for worse symptoms, Casey can’t help the feelings she has for Jonah, despite how he may never return them. And he’s been keeping things from her. Big things. How does he make his money, and who is that girl in the picture? With the clock ticking, can she fi…

Reading Wrap-up For July at Emeraldfire's Bookmark

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Hello everyone out there and I hope that you all had a terrific reading month for yourselves. I am known as Emeraldfire around the Internet and this is my new personal reading blog.
Anyway, I started out July with about two hundred unread books lying around the house and ended the month with...umm...uncountable amounts of books unread. All of the books that I acquired this month came from authors.

Let me try to break down the influx for you:

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :))
- If That Looking Glass Gets Brokenby Karl Drinkwater
- The Donorby Nikki Rae - The Dancing Boyby Michael Matson - The Last Ancientby Eliot Baker - Total Titanic: The Most Up-to-Date Guide to the Disaster of the Century by Marc Shapiro - Guardians Inc.: The Cypherby Julian Rosado-Machain
Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
- The Merry-Hearted Boys, Liam Clancy, the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem by Ronald L. Leonard

Taken off my TBR pile a…