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Blog Tour For Not Without my Father: One Woman's 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace by Andra Watkins From January 19, 2015 to April 17, 2015 - Come Join Us!

Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Andra Watkins will be touring the blogosphere to promote her Memoir Not Without my Father: One Woman's 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up Your Book and will last from January 19, to April 17, 2015!

Not Without my Father: One Woman's 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace Blog Tour Information:

Meet Andra Watkins
Andra Watkins lives in Charleston, South Carolina. A non-practicing CPA, she has a degree in accounting from Francis Marion University. She’s still mad at her mother for refusing to let her major in musical theater, because her mom was convinced she’d end up starring in porn films. In addition to her writing talent, Andra is an accomplished public speaker. Her acclaimed debut novel To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis was published by Word Hermit Press in 2014.

Her latest book is the memoir, Not Without My Father: One Woman’s 444-Mile Walk of the Nat…

Introducing Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton!

Hello Everyone! I was delighted to learn recently that Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton will be free to download from Amazon - at least for a short time! Yes, from Monday, December 15, 2014 until Friday December 19, 2014, Kimber Leigh Wheaton's supernatural young adult book Tortured Souls - Book 1 of her Orion Circle Series - will be available to download for free from Amazon.

Ms. Wheaton will also be hosting two awesome giveaways - she will be giving away a$20 Amazon gift card in a main giveaway. There will also be a host-only giveaway for a $20 Amazon gift card as a thanks to all participants. More information will be provided sometime on or before Thursday, December 11, 2014!

Meet Kimber Leigh Wheaton
Kimber Leigh Wheaton is a bestselling YA/NA author with a soft spot for sweet roance. 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…

Introducing Dinosaur Lake III: Infestation by Kathryn Meyer Griffith!

So, I was delighted to learn that Kathryn Meyer Griffith has just published the third book in her thrilling Dinosaur Lake Series through Amazon, and that it is currently available to download. The book is called Dinosaur Lake III: Infestation and is, amazingly, Ms. Griffith's 22nd novel! I would advise you to grab your own copy as soon as possible!

As a matter of fact, Ms. Griffith is currently looking for some kind people who would be willing to read and review her latest book. All that potential reviewers are required to do is send an email to Ms. Griffith - requesting a pdf, epub or mobi copy of her book to read - and then post their honest review on Amazon. Just email Ms. Griffith at rdgriff@htc.net, and she'll be delighted to send you a complimentary copy to read.

I had the pleasure of reading Book 1 - Dinosaur Lake by Kathryn Meyer Griffith - back in March of 2014 and here is my review. Ms. Griffith was also kind enough to send me a copy of Dinosaur LakeII: Dinosaurs Ari…

Introducing Sceadu by Prashant Pinge!

Hello Everyone! I'm delighted to announce that Prashant Pinge - author of children's fiction, young adult fantasy, historical fiction and romantic comedy- will be hosting an awesome giveaway from December 1, to December 21, 2014 to celebrate the release of his newest young adult fantasy novel Sceadu. Sceadu: Your Shadow Holds a Secret was released just today, so go and grab your own copy as soon as possible!


Sceadu: Your Shadow Holds a Secret by Prashant Pinge (2014)
Length: 227 pagesPurchase your copy from Amazon!
Sceadu Blurb:
"All this while, Matilda’s shadow had been growing larger and larger. Suddenly, it lunged out of the ground and swallowed her, like a python does its unsuspecting prey."

Nine year old Matilda ends up with a century old book through a series of strange coincidences. And disappears. Her brother and cousins are forced to suspend their hostilities and pursue her to Sceadu, a land inside the human shadow. Once there, the reluctant visitors find themse…

Calling All Book Reviewers!

Well, with Christmas a little over a month and a half away, I thought that I would alert you to some early Christmas gifts - for yourself or someone you love! Kathryn Meyer Griffith would like to offer up for your reading pleasure, her popular horror books A Time of Demons, Dinosaur Lake and Dinosaur Lake II: Dinosaurs Arising; all of which are currently available to download through Amazon or Audible.

You can choose from a variety of spooky characters to read about: from demons determined to bring about Armageddon, all the way to ravenous dinosaurs roaming through Oregon, and everything in between - just take your pick!

Meet Kathryn Meyer Griffith

Since childhood I’ve been an artist and worked as a graphic designer in the corporate world and for newspapers for twenty-three years before I quit to write full time. But I’d already begun writing novels at 21, over forty-two years ago now, and have had twenty (ten romantic horror, two horror novels, two romantic SF horror, one …

Cerece Rennie Murphy - Order of the Seers

52. Order of the Seers by Cerece Rennie Murphy (2012)
The Order of the Seers Trilogy Book 1
Length: 259 pages
Genre: Science Fiction
Started: 11 October 2014
Finished: 21 October 2014
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Kathleen 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 10 September 2014
Why do I have it? I like science fiction and Cerece Rennie Murphy is a new author for me.

For the past sixteen years, the Knight family have effectively been hiding in plain sight. Jill Knight, a widow with a sixteen-year-old son and a thirteen-year-old daughter, has kept the truth about their father's accidental death from them for as long as she could; now, with time running out, they have been discovered and Jill must prepare her children for what they will soon face.

Liam Knight and his sister Lilith are being hunted by The Guild - a ruthless worldwide organization that seeks to capture Lilith and exploit her unique abilities as a Se…

Introducing The Donor: The Full Novella by Nikki Rae!

I'm delighted to announce that the all three parts of The Donor by Nikki Rae - in one volume - has just been released today! The entire novella is now available to download from Amazon -  so grab your own copy today! To celebrate the release of The Donor: The Full Novella by Nikki Rae, on Thursday, October 30, 2014, Ms. Rae is hosting a Release Party on Facebook from Thursday, October 30th to Sunday, November 2nd, 2014.

As Nikki says: "Come hang out, talk books, win prizes, maybe a live show. Come and help me celebrate the release of my newest project so I'm not alone in my room drinking tea. Invite your friends and help spread the word!"- Hope to see you there!


The Donor: The Full Novella by Nikki Rae (2014)Length: 108 pagesPurchase your copy from Amazon!

The Donor: The Full Novella 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 hea…

Book Blast For The Murders at Astaire Castle by Lauren Carr

Hello Everyone! I hope that you're all having a wonderful day today. I am delighted to welcome Lauren Carr, author of the Contemporary Mystery The Murders at Astaire Castle to Emeraldfire'sBookmark. Ms. Carr will be going on a Virtual Book Blast Tour with Pump up Your Book! lasting through the end of October. This is also my sixteenth Book Blast post ever, but I still hope that I do The Murders at Astaire Castle by Lauren Carr justice.

The author are also doing an awesome giveaway - she is giving away one paperback copy, two ebookcopies and three audiobooks of The Murders at Astaire Castle to six lucky winners 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 The Murders at Astaire Castle:

Never tell Mac Faraday not to do something.

In The Murders at Astaire Castle, Spencer’s police chief, David O’Callaghan, learns this lesson the hard way when he orders Mac Faraday to stay away f…

Nikki Rae - The Donor

51. The Donor by Nikki Rae (2014)
The Donor Series Book 3
Length: 35 pages
Genre: Short Story
Started/Finished: 13 October 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 9 October 2014
Why do I have it? I like short stories and since this was the third part of the novella, I felt that I was invested in the story too much not to see how it all ended.

Casey Williams may not have known exactly what to expect when she first joined the exclusive website MyTrueMatch.com and met Jonah Black, but now that she's with him, life has gotten even more unpredictable. She has just discovered someone else in the picture and now she has no idea where she fits into the puzzle. She was convinced Jonah had needed her, now she's not so sure...

Determined not to be a burden on anyone, and convinced that Jonah doesn't need her anymore, Casey is torn between giving up entirely and doing whatever it takes to help …

Introducing Two New Short Stories by Kathryn Meyer Griffith!

I was delighted to learn that Kathryn Meyer Griffith is releasing two new short stories - well, technically, it's one new short story and one with a newly redesigned cover! One story is quite a departure for Ms. Griffith in that it is strictly romance, and the other story is sticking with her horror roots. I actually had the pleasure of reading Always and Forever - Ms. Griffith's romantic short story - back in April of 2011; and here is my review.

I haven't read Night Carnival as yet, but I look forward to reading it some time in the near future. :) I would advise you all to grab your own copies as soon as possible!

Meet Kathryn Meyer Griffith

Since childhood I’ve been an artist and worked as a graphic designer in the corporate world and for newspapers for twenty-three years before I quit to write full time. But I’d already begun writing novels at 21, over forty-two years ago now, and have had twenty (ten romantic horror, two horror novels, two romantic SF horror, one roman…

Introducing Two Empty Thrones by C. H. MacLean!

I know that my wonderful followers and the readers of Emeraldfire's Bookmark are probably expecting to read my review of Two Empty Thrones by C. H. MacLean. Currently, I'm reading the first book in the Five in Circle Series - One is Come! I had started this book on Sunday, October 5th and am just starting Chapter 5 - approximately 10% into the story, at least according to Goodreads.

I fully intend to post my review of One is Come by C. H. MacLean within the next several days, and then my review of Two Empty Thrones will not be too far behind, I'm sure. However, instead of my review, I'll be posting a combined Book Spotlight for both books in the Five in Circle Series today. Here we go - I hope that you all enjoy! :)

Meet C. H. MacLean
To young C. H. MacLean, books were everything: mind-food, friends, and fun. They gave the shy middle child’s life color and energy. Amazingly, not everyone saw them that way. Seeing a laundry hamper full of books approach her, the libraria…

Introducing the Dinosaur Lake Series by Kathryn Meyer Griffith!

Well, I was delighted to learn that the second book in Kathryn Meyer Griffith's Dinosaur Lake Series - Dinosaur Lake II: Dinosaurs Arising will be available in print from Amazon very soon. I had the pleasure of reading Book 1 - Dinosaur Lake by Kathryn Meyer Griffith - back in March of this year and here is my review. Ms. Griffith was also kind enough to send me a copy of Dinosaur Lake II: Dinosaurs Arising back in May of this year, and I do so hope to start reading it very soon!


Meet Kathryn Meyer Griffith

Since childhood I’ve been an artist and worked as a graphic designer in the corporate world and for newspapers for twenty-three years before I quit to write full time. But I’d already begun writing novels at 21, over forty-two years ago now, and have had twenty (ten romantic horror, two horror novels, two romantic SF horror, one romantic suspense, one romantic time travel, one historical romance and three murder mysteries) previous novels, two novellas and twelve short stories p…

Brandon Daily - A Murder Country: A Novel

50. A Murder Country: A Novel by Brandon Daily (2014)
Length: 192 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Started: 4 September 2014
Finished: 5 October 2014
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Brandon Daily for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 21 June 2013
Why do I have it? I like historical fiction and Brandon Daily is a new author for me.

As the late eighteenth century slowly draws to a close, and ushers in the start of the nineteenth century brimming with a belief in progress and hopeful of the possibility of a bright brand new world, many small towns in the Appalachian backwoods still dwell in a violent and harsh reality. For three men touched by such violence - Josiah Fuller, William Corvin and a person known only as 'The Rider' - there is nothing else in the world beyond bloodshed and brutality, where exacting punishment for innocent blood spilled and violence is the ultimate law of the land.

When seventeen-year-old Josiah Fuller retu…

Introducing Treasure Me by Christine Nolfi!

I'm delighted to announce that Treasure Me - Book 1 in Christine Nolfi's contemporary romance series The Liberty Series - is now permanently free on Amazon, Kobo and I-Tunes! I had the pleasure of reading Treasure Me back in June of 2013and was delighted to receive Second Chance Grill and Four Wishes - Books 2 and 4 of The Liberty Series - from the author as well. I do hope to start reading both books some time soon! :)

Treasure Me by Christine Nolfi (2011)Length: 273 pagesPurchase your copy from Amazon, Kobo, and I-Tunes!
Treasure Me Blurb:
Welcome to Book One of The Liberty Series, where love, friendship and family life arrive with a second chance in the most heartwarming circumstances.

Petty thief Birdie Kaminsky has arrived in Liberty, Ohio to steal a treasure hidden since the Civil War. She’s in possession of a charming clue passed down in her family for generations: Liberty safeguards the cherished heart.

The beautiful thief wants to go straight. She secretly admires the c…