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Book Blast and Giveaway For Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton - Come Join Us!

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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…

Giving Thanks For Our Many Blessings This Thanksgiving!

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Facebook Graphics, Thanksgiving Graphics at WishAFriend.com

I hope that all my blog readers in the United States have a very happy Thanksgiving! May your Thanksgiving be filled with great food, wonderful friendship and all the family ties that you may wish for. :) So, Mom and I had turkey and gravy, roast potatoes and mashed potatoes; and mom had brussel sprouts while I had canned peaches for dessert. We also had strawberry rhubarb pie and apple pie with custard. After that, we may watch a movie or read books for the entire day! :)
May all of you have a wonderfully safe and blessed Thanksgiving. Be sure to find some quiet time for yourselves and count your blessings today when and if you can. I know that I'm incredibly thankful for my continued health and happiness, my mom's continued health and happiness, that we are both comfortable and love each other as much as we do, and that our family is as well as they are. We are also incredibly thankful for our three kitties - Ruby, …

Blog Tour For Growl by Ashley Fontainne From February 2, 2015 to February 27, 2015 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Ashley Fontainne will be touring the blogosphere to promote her Gothic Horror/Suspense book Growl. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up Your Book and will last from February 2, to February 27, 2015!

Meet Ashley Fontainne
Award-winning and International bestselling author Ashley Fontainne is an avid reader of mostly the classics. Ashley became a fan of the written word in her youth, starting with the Nancy Drew mystery series. Stories that immerse the reader deep into the human psyche and the monsters that lurk within us are her favorite reads.

Her muse for penning the Eviscerating the Snake series was The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Ashley’s love for this book is what sparked her desire to write her debut novel, Accountable to None, the first book in the trilogy. With a modern setting to the tale, Ashley delves into just what lengths a person is willing to go when they seek personal justice for heinous ac…

Introducing Running With the Train by Kathryn Meyer Griffith!

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Hello Everyone! I was delighted to learn recently that Running With the Train by Kathryn Meyer Griffith - Book 3 in her Four Spooky Short Stories collection - will be free to download from Amazon - at least for a short time! I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing Running With the Train by Kathryn Meyer Griffith back in January of 2013, and here is my review.

Yes, from Thursday, February 6, 2015 until Tuesday, February 10, 2015, Running With the Train by Kathryn Meyer Griffith will be available to download for free from Amazon. So, I would advise you to go grab yourselves a copy today! ;)


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 trav…

Introducing Forever and Always by Kathryn Meyer Griffith!

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I was delighted to learn that Forever and Always - Kathryn Meyer Griffith's romantic short story - recently revised and released with a redesigned cover - will be available to download for free from Amazon, at least for a short time! I actually had the pleasure of reading Always and Forever - Ms. Griffith's romantic short story as it was known at that time - back in April of 2011; and here is my review.

Yes, from Thursday, January 22, until Monday, January 26, 2015, Forever and Always by Kathryn Meyer Griffith will be free to download from Amazon. So, I would advise you to grab yourselves a copy 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 romant…

Blog Tour For ItGirl4Life: How to Bring Out Your Special Something and so Much More by Tamara Branch From January 5, 2015 to March 27, 2015 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Tamara Branch will be touring the blogosphere to promote her young adult Self-Esteem book ItGirl4Life: How to Bring Out Your Special Something and so Much More. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up Your Book and will last from January 5, to March 27, 2015!

Ms. Branch is also doing an awesome giveaway - she is giving away a $25ITunesGiftCard 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!

ItGirl4Life: How to Bring Out Your Special Something and so Much More Blog Tour Information:

Meet Tamara Branch
“I believe in the power, beauty, strength and amazing potential of girls. I believe girls deserve to feel extraordinary. I believe that when girls shine their light, they are unstoppable!”

- ItGirl4Life by Tamara Branch

Tamara Branch is from New York, born and raised in the Bronx. She is thrilled to share her first boo…

I Just Joined The Society of Feathers - So Can You - You Can Spread the Word About The Society of Feathers Series by Emma Michaels!

I'm delighted to announce that that the first book of Emma Michaels' Society of Feathers Series - Owlet - will go sale for $0.99 on Amazon from Friday, December 26, to Friday, January 9, 2015! To celebrate this sale, Ms. Michaels tells me that she has created a project on Thunderclap and has named it "Owlet $0.99 Sale!". All that is required is that the supporters of her project buy a copy of Owlet - or get it for free on Kindle Unlimited - and then embed the following message on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr: “** $0.99 or #Free on #KindleUnlimited ** ~ OWLET ~ Somewhere between falling and flying… there is a girl."

Ms. Michaels hopes to get 100 supporters on board and joining her cause by the time that Owlet goes on sale on Friday, December 26, 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

Get Ready to Celebrate 'Take Your Child to a Bookstore' Day!

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Well, something that I just learned is that this Saturday, December 6th is the fifth annual 'Take Your Child to a Bookstore' Day! With many thanks to Samantha Lien who let me know all about it, I'd like to introduce you all to the creator of such an exciting day, mystery/thriller author and proud mom, Jenny Milchman. 

Meet Jenny Milchman
Jenny Milchman is a suspense writer from the Hudson Valley of New York State, who lived for seven months on the road with her family on what Shelf Awareness called "the world's longest book tour."

Jenny's debut novel, Cover of Snow, was published by Ballantine/Random House in January 2013, earned starred reviews fromPublishers Weekly and Booklist, as well as praise from the New York Times, San Francisco Journal of Books, the AP, and many other publications. It was an Indie Next and Target pick, won the Mary Higgins Clark Award for best suspense novel of 2013, and has also been nominated for the 2013 Macavity and Barry Awa…

Introducing The Banshee and the Witch by Kathryn Meyer Griffith!

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Hello Everyone! I was delighted to learn recently that The Banshee and the Witch by Kathryn Meyer Griffith - Book 2 in her Four Spooky Short Stories collection - will be free to download from Amazon - at least for a short time! I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing The Banshee and the Witch by Kathryn Meyer Griffith back in January of 2013, and here is my review.

Yes, from Monday, January 26, 2015 until Friday, January 30, 2015, The Banshee and the Witch by Kathryn Meyer Griffith will be available to download for free from Amazon. So, I would advise you to go grab yourselves a copy today! ;)


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…

Jeff Gunhus - Night Terror

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54. Night Terror by Jeff Gunhus (2014)
The Night Chill Series Book 2
Length: 382 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 31 October 2014
Finished: 11 November 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 22 September 2014
Why do I have it? I like horror and Jeff Gunhus is a new author for me.

A decade ago, the residents of Prescott City, Maryland experienced a minor earthquake - as the result of a massive mine collapse and an expansive sinkhole that opened up in the area. Several people had died in the limestone cave-in, and their loved ones still mourned their deaths. At least, this was the official version of what happened. 

However, for a select few members of community, the reality of what actually happened so long ago still haunts them. Sixteen-year-old Sarah Tremont and her family's recovery has been very slow; Sarah was abducted ten years ago by a bloodthirsty cult and very nearly…

Night Terror's Mama D. Muses on Halloween

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Meet Jeff Gunhus

Jeff Gunhus is the author of both adult thrillers and the Middle Grade/YA series, The Templar Chronicles. The first book, Jack Templar MonsterHunter, was written in an effort to get his reluctant reader eleven-year old son excited about reading. It worked and a new series was born. His book Reaching Your Reluctant Reader has helped hundreds of parents create avid readers. As a father of five, he and his wife lead an active lifestyle simply trying to keep up with their kids. In rare moments of quiet, he can be found in the back of the City Dock Cafe in Annapolis working on his next novel.
His latest book is the thriller/horror novel, Night Terror.
Connect and Socialize with Jeff!

Website * Facebook * Twitter

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Sequel to the Amazon Bestseller Night Chill.

Ten years after her abduction and near-sacrifice to the Source, Sarah Tremont struggles to be a normal teenager. As much as she’s tried to suppress the power inside of her, it’s grown dangerously s…

Blog Tour For Epitaph: Reveille by Victor Nieves From February 2, 2015 to February 27, 2015 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Victor Nieves will be touring the blogosphere to promote his Science Fiction book Epitaph: Reveille. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up Your Book and will last from February 2, to February 27, 2015!

Epitaph: Reveille Blog Tour Information:

Meet Victor Nieves
Victor Nieves lives in West Virginia. He enjoys writing, reading, and is a huge horror movie fan, zombies in particular. At the young age of twenty-one, he found a way to communicate his ideas and imagination with others through writing, which he plans on doing for the rest of his life.

His latest book is the sci-fi, Epitaph: Reveille.

Connect and Socialize with Victor!
Facebook * Twitter
About Epitaph: Reveille:
In year 2343, the galaxy receives a deadly wake-up call...

Nearly three-hundred years have passed since humanity ascended to the stars, joining with a conglomeration of alien races all living under the rule of a single, united community - the United Galactic…

Introducing Ghost Brother by Kathryn Meyer Griffith!

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Hello Everyone! I was delighted to learn recently that Ghost Brother by Kathryn Meyer Griffith - Book 1 in her Four Spooky Short Stories collection - will be free to download from Amazon - at least for a short time! I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing Ghost Brother by Kathryn Meyer Griffith back in January of 2013, and here is my review.

Yes, from Saturday, January 17, 2015 until Wednesday, January 21, 2015, Ghost Brother by Kathryn Meyer Griffith will be available to download for free from Amazon. So, I would advise you to go grab yourselves a copy today! ;)
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…

Mike Hartner - I, James

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53. I, James by Mike Hartner (2014)
The Eternity Series Book 2
Length: 235 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Started: 30 October 2014
Finished: 5 November 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 6 October 2014
Why do I have it? I like historical fiction and have read and enjoyed I, Walter by this author in the past.

Born on September 21, 1613, James Luis Juan Crofter was the second son of English merchant seaman turned ruler of the Iberian Empire, Walter Crofter and his wife, Maria, Princess of Castile. For the next eleven years, young James lived a privileged life as a much-favored prince near the port of San Sabastian on the west coast of Spain. Then on his eleventh birthday, in the year 1624, James is unceremoniously ripped from his family.

Kidnapped and sold into slavery by a ruthless man, who just happens to be his father's estranged brother, James is subsequently shipp…

Introducing Three Short Stories by B. A. Spicer!

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I was delighted to learn that three of B. A. Spicer's short stories - Peaches in the Attic: A Rather Disturbing Tale, Angels: A Metaphysical Horror Story and Strings - will all be available to download for free from Amazon, at least for a short time! I think that I have at least two other books by B. A. Spicer already on my TBR pile, although I haven't gotten the chance to read them yet. Surprise, surprise! sigh - lol! Although I hope to at some point in the very near future.

Yes, from Friday, January 23, until Saturday, January 24, 2015, all three of these short stories by B. A. Spicer will be free to download from Amazon. So, I would advise you to grab yourselves a copy of each of these books as soon as possible! :)


Meet B. A. Spicer
Bev Spicer is the author of five ebooks and two paperbacks. If you would like to read more reviews of her books, the majority are posted on Amazon.co.uk.

Bev was born in a small market town in the Midlands, daughter to an observer for the Royal A…

Reading Wrap-up For October 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 October 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, Bookmooch and Amazon.

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 :))
- A Murder Country: A Novelby Brandon Daily
- The Donor Part Threeby Nikki Rae
- Order of the Seersby Cerece Rennie Murphy

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
- I, James by Mike Hartner
- A Glimpse of Forever by Linda O. Johnston
- The Knave and the Maiden by Blythe Gifford
- Seduction by Amanda Quick
- Duchess by Night by Eloisa James
- The Donor: The Full Novella by Nikki Rae
- Owlet by Emma Michaels
- God's…