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Blog Tour For Of Dreams and Shadow: Forget Me Not by D. S. McKnight From May 5, 2014 to May 30, 2014 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that D. S. McKnight will be touring the blogosphere to promote her young adult Paranormal book Of Dreams and Shadow: Forget Me Not. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up Your Book and will last from May 5, to May 30, 2014!

Of Dreams and Shadow: Forget Me NotBlog Tour Information:

Meet D. S. McKnight
D.S. McKnight has enjoyed a varied career—from working as a radio DJ on a small AM station to serving as president and co-owner of a marina, until Hurricane Ophelia took aim at the Carolina coast. Currently, she works at an insurance agency as well as hosting her blog - Novel Notions.

It is her love of the North Carolina coast that fueled her desire to write. Of Dreams and Shadow: Forget Me Not (book 1) is her first novel.

You can visit the author’s website at: http://www.dsmcknight.com
Connect and Socialize with D. S.!
Blog * Twitter * Facebook * Goodreads
About Of Dreams and Shadow: Forget Me Not:
We live. We die. Is there anyth…

Blog Tour For Life in the Palace by Catherine Green From May 6, 2014 to May 16, 2014 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Catherine Green will be touring the blogosphere to promote her young adult Fantasy book Life in the Palace. This virtual book tour is being hosted by I am a Reader, Not a Writer and will last from May 6, to May 16, 2014!

Ms. Green is also doing an awesome giveaway - she is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash 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!
Life in the PalaceBlog Tour Information:
Meet Catherine Green
Catherine Green writes fantasy books featuring religious characters in a brazen attempt to make the people in faith communities seem less weird. She lives with her husband, children and three marginally neglected goldfish. When she’s not writing, or pretending to be one of her characters on Facebook, she has been known to cook dinner.

Connect and Socialize with Catherine!

Website * Goodreads * Twitte…

Blog Tour For The Education of George Washington by Austin Washington From May 5, 2014 to May 30, 2014 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Austin Washington will be touring the blogosphere to promote his Nonfiction/History book The Education of George Washington. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up Your Book and will last from May 5, to May 30, 2014!

The Education of George Washington Blog Tour Information: 
Meet Austin Washington
Austin Washington is the great-nephew of George Washington. He earned his masters and did post-graduate research focusing on colonial American history, and is a writer, musician, entrepreneur and global traveler. He returns to an old Virginia family home whenever he can. 
Austin’s first book takes a common criticism of his academic writing - “You’re not writing a newspaper editorial, you know!” - and turns it into a virtue, taking a subject dry and dusty in other’s hands and giving it life. He has lived abroad much of his life, most recently in Russia, and visits friends from Sicily to Turkey to Bangladesh and beyond. His earlies…

Annabel Hertz - Seeing Green

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27. Seeing Green by Annabel Hertz (2014)
Length: 223 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Started: 17 April 2014
Finished: 26 April 2014
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Samantha at JKS Communications for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 2 April 2014
Why do I have it? I like contemporary fiction and Annabel Hertz is a new author for me.

Arcani Kirsch - a recent college graduate with Jewish-Hopi roots - is convinced that, just as her name implies, she is a woman who is 'destined for greatness'. Having attended the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, Arcani is subsequently compelled to do her part to make the world a better place after she witnesses the plight of the indigenous peoples.  
To that end, Arcani leaves her west coast cocoon and joins Environ Mentality - an international conglomeration of green-minded businesses in Washington, DC, that are committed to getting the Earth Treaty ratified. The first step in implementing their plan is…

Christine Amsden, Author of Mind Games: A Cassie Scot Novel, Talks About the Imperfections of Parents

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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, wh…

Andra Watkins - To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis

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26. To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis by Andra Watkins (2014)
Length: 305 pages
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Started: 13 April 2014
Finished: 23 April 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 1 March 2014
Why do I have it? I like historical fantasy, especially when it also includes paranormal elements in the plot. Andra Watkins is also a new author for me.

On October 11, 1809, famed explorer and governor of the Upper Louisiana Territory, Meriwether Lewis was found dead of two gunshot wounds. The circumstances surrounding his death were suspicious, but his death was tentatively ruled a suicide. Drifting alone in the mists of Nowhere for the past two centuries, Merry has repeatedly attempted to gain redemption in various ways. However, with the taint of suicide shadowing his legacy, each attempt Merry has made has resulted in failure. Now, his last hope a…

Stacy Reid - The Duke's Shotgun Wedding

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25. The Duke's Shotgun Wedding by Stacy Reid (2014)
The Scandalous House of Calydon Series Book 1
Length: 105 pages
Genre: Historical Romance
Started/Finished: 23 April 2014
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Tracee 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 12 April 2014
Why do I have it? I like historical romance and Stacy Reid is a new author for me.

Alright, so as far as rash decisions went, this perhaps wasn't the wisest course of action. But Lady Jocelyn Rathbourne's will had to remain strong. After all, desperate times called for desperate measures.
If the only way to save her family's estate and reputation was to aim a derringer 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 dark and foreboding Duke himself. 
But Jocelyn has made the first move against a very dangerous opponent...For …

Lily Maxton - The Affair

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24. The Affair by Lily Maxton (2014)
The Sisters of Scandal Series Book 1
Length: 75 pages
Genre: Historical Romance
Started: 21 April 2014
Finished: 23 April 2014
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Tracee 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 historical romance and Lily Maxton is a new author for me.

When a beautiful stranger races into his bookshop to escape a sudden rainstorm, Cale Cameron - well-known rake - is instantly attracted to her. And wholly unprepared by the force of his desire. Especially for a lady whose name he doesn't even know.

Elizabeth, Lady Thornhill, is restless and hungers for something more from life. Society would most certainly frown upon a respectable countess - even if she were widowed - fraternizing with a mere bookseller. Especially when that bookseller is the notorious rake, Cale Cameron.

As their passion ignites and their connection grows, his b…

Book Blast For Life in the Palace by Catherine Green

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Hello Everyone! I hope that you're all having a wonderful day today. I'm so glad to welcome Catherine Green author of Life in the Palace, to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Ms. Green are currently on a Book Blast tour with I'm a Reader, Not a Writer lasting through the end of the month of April. This is also my fifteenth Book Blast post ever, but I still hope that I do Life in the Palace by Catherine Green justice.

The author are also doing an awesome giveaway - she is giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card/Paypal Cash to one lucky winner at the end of her Book Blast. Be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form below, and I wish you all the very best of good luck in taking part!

About Life in the Palace:

After a lifetime in the shadow of her sister, Chloe is severely phobic of the chronically cool. Seth is everything she avoids; a pre-med philosophy major who works in a bar, plays in a band and is so good looking that grown women stare at him in the street. But it’s hard to say no …

Alice Hoffman - Aquamarine

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23. Aquamarine by Alice Hoffman (2001)
The Water Tales Series Book 1
Length: 105 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Started: 16 April 2014
Finished: 19 April 2014
Where did it come from? From Bookmooch
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 22 October 2011
Why do I have it? I like fantasy and have read and enjoyed Practical Magicby the same author in the past.

Best friends Hailey and Claire are spending their last summer together before Claire moves to Florida with her grandparents. The Capri Beach Club has been the scene of so many memories for the girls, but this summer is especially bittersweet for them. Then, the morning after an awful storm, Hailey and Claire discover something unusual in the murky water at the bottom of the pool. There in the depths is a mysterious creature with a sharp tongue and a broken heart: a mermaid named Aquamarine has been separated from her sisters, swept away by the force of the storm.

Trapped in the deep end of the pool, Aquamarine is not only suffering from a severe…

Kathryn Meyer Griffith - Dinosaur Lake

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22. Dinosaur Lake by Kathryn Meyer Griffith (2012)
The Dinosaur Lake Series Book 1
Length: 283 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 31 March 2014
Finished: 17 April 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 20 February 2014
Why do I have it? I like horror and have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.

Former police officer Henry Shore has been Chief Park Ranger at Crater Lake National Park for the past eight years. He loves his quiet life with his family in Oregon - the solitude, the peace, the tranquility, the predictability. He likes his park the way it has always been - fun, safe and family-friendly. But Henry is about to be tested in so many ways.

First the earthquakes begin...people start to go missing...then reports surface of some sort of mysterious water creature that's taken up residence in the caves below Crater Lake. Not only is it growing in size, the b…

Ami Blackwelder, Author of Dumah's Demons, Chats About The AngelFire Chronicles and Its Latest Installment

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I would very much like to welcome Ami Blackwelder, author of the young adult Paranormal Thriller, Dumah's Demons. Ms. Blackwelder was nice enough to answer some questions for me about her young adult Paranormal Series The AngelFire Chronicles, and its latest installment Dumah's Demons. Thank you so much for stopping by Emeraldfire's Bookmark, Ms. Blackwelder, and I wish you all the best now and in the future!
Meet Ami Blackwelder
Ami Blackwelder is a Paranormal and SciFi author. Her stories range from Tween & YA to Adult. Growing up in Florida, she graduated UCF and in 1997 received her BA in English and additional teaching credentials. Then she packed her bags and traveled overseas to teach in Thailand, Nepal, Tibet, China and Korea. She has always loved writing and wrote poems and short stores since childhood; however, her novels began when she was in Thailand in her thirties.

Having won the Best Fiction Award from the University of Central Florida (Yes, The Blair Witc…

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

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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 Communicationsand 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 …

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

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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 peo…