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Tony Bertauski - Jack: The Tale of Frost

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58. Jack: The Tale of Frost by Tony Bertauski (2013)
The Chronicles of Claus Series Book 2
Length: 228 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Started: 22 December 2014
Finished: 31 December 2014
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Tony Bertauski for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 1 November 2013
Why do I have it? I like fantasy and have read and enjoyed Claus: Legend of the Fat Manby the same author in the past.

Sura is a sixteen-year-old orphan who has been living on her own since her mom died. No one at school knows Sura's true situation because if they did, she would wind up in foster care; so in the month since her mom's death, Sura has been living with her 'aunt'. So far, no one has discovered Sura's secret and she's been able to hide the fact that she lives alone with no relatives.

Having received an email from the Frost Corporation - detailing a position that she would be perfect for - Sura is determined to act professionally…

Calling All Book Reviewers!

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Hello Everyone! I was delighted to learn recently that Four Spooky Short Stories by Kathryn Meyer Griffith will be free to download from Amazon - at least for a short time! I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing Four Spooky Short Stories by Kathryn Meyer Griffith back in January of 2013, and I reposted my reviews in August of 2014.

Yes, from Wednesday, March 4, 2015 until Sunday, March 8, 2014, Kathryn Meyer Griffith's supernatural short story collection Four Spooky Short Stories will be available to download for free from Amazon. Four Spooky Short Storiesis also available as an audio book from Audible, narrated by the absolutely fantastic Wendy Tremont King. So, you'll have to hurry and grab your own copy today!

As a matter of fact, Ms. Griffith would also like to ask one teeny, tiny, little favor of you all. If you'd be kind enough to write a brief but honest review of Four Spooky Short Stories forheronAmazon, she would be absolutely delighted. Hey, you'll be …

Introducing The Society of Feathers Series by Emma Michaels!

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So, I was delighted to learn that the first book in Emma Michaels' Society of Feathers Series - Owlet - is available from Amazon for $0.99, or for free from Kindle Unlimited. The second book - Eyrie - is available for $2.99 from Amazon, or for free from Kindle Unlimited and Stryx - the third book in the Society of Feathers Series - will be coming out soon! I would advise you to grab your own copies as soon as possible!

I had the pleasure of reading Book 1 in the Society of Feathers Series by Emma Michaels - Owlet - in December of 2014 and here is my review. I'm also looking forward to reading both Eyrie and Stryx sometime in the near future as well! ;) So, come take a look!


Meet Emma Michaels
Emma Michaels is the bestselling author of the Society of Feathers Series. As an avid reader she started her book blog in 2009 (www.EmmaMichaels.com) and over the years has received numerous short story publications in addition to her full length novels. Working to help Indies and small pr…

May You All Have a Wonderful and Blessed Christmas!

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Hello everyone! :) I hope that you all have a wonderful and much blessed Christmas filled with as much friendly and family togetherness as you could wish for. :) Both Mom and I are feeling fine, although perhaps just the slightest bit blah (not necessarily ill, but just wanting to take it easy for today) - we still intend to enjoy Christmas to the fullest! :)

The kitties are really getting into the Christmas spirit - 'Santa Paws' bought them a stocking full of catnip and kitty toys, and the purrs of thanks are resounding around the room. Lollipop and Leila are currently getting into minor fistipaws over who is going to get to play with the feather bells first (I'm not sure that the twins even realize that there are actually four feather bells in the stocking, so there is one for each of the girls, plus one extra!)

Ruby is currently fascinated by the bag of catnip. Mom opened it for her and she went over the moon! :) She sniffed in t…

Blog Tour For Wintergarden by T. M. Wallace From March 2, 2015 to March 27, 2015 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that T. M. Wallace will be touring the blogosphere to promote her Children's/Young Adult Fantasy Wintergarden -the sequel to her award-winning novel: Under A Fairy Moon. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up Your Book and will last from March 2, to March 27, 2015!

Wintergarden Blog Tour Information:


Meet T. M. Wallace
Theresa Wallace-Pregent lives with her husband and four talented children in Ontario, Canada. Her young adult fantasy novel Under a Fairy Moon was a finalist in the Amazon Break-through Novel Awards in 2010 and was published by Brownridge Publishing in the summer of 2011. In 2012, Under a Fairy Moon won the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award for Fantasy and the Canadian Christian Writing Awards (Young Adult.) Her sequel to Under A Fairy Moon will be published in the Fall of 2014.

Her latest book is the YA/Children’s fantasy, Wintergarden.

Connect and Socialize with T. M.!

Website * Twitter * Goodreads

AboutWin…

Emma Michaels - Owlet

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57. Owlet by Emma Michaels (2012)
The Society of Feathers Series Book 1
Length: 136 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Started: 15 December 2014
Finished: 21 December 2014
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Kathy at Ebooks For Reviewfor sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 18 October 2014
Why do I have it? I like fantasy and Emma Michaels is a new author for me.

For the past eight years, Iris has lived with a secret. She has amnesia but has absolutely no idea how the condition might have happened. She has never told a living soul about her lost memories - or the nightly dreams of falling white feathers and of flying to a mysterious snow-covered island - but after suffering an asthma attack one night she is forced to tell someone everything.

When she finally tells her father, and her caretaker and friend, Diana, about her situation, Iris discovers that her dreams of a strange house on a snowy island may actually be a memory resurfacing. Yet the more she learn…

Our Library Visit For December

Hello Everyone! How are you on this fine Friday? I'm doing just fine. :) Last Thursday, Mom and I planned to go to our local library to raid the perpetual book sale for early Christmas gifts. However, it started snowing lightly on Tuesday morning, and the weather report was claiming there was going to be a Nor'easter blowing through which would dump between two and four feet of snow by Thursday morning.

We decided to change our library visit to Friday morning and left at around 11:30 A. M. We spent a delightful one and a half hours just browsing through the library book sale and ended up going home at around 1:00 P. M. We had bought a rather modest (for us) 44 books between us.

Between us, we bought 21 hardcovers and 23 paperbacks. We spent a whopping $40 for a total of 44 books. A pretty good haul, if I do say so, myself. :)

At the moment, I'm reading Owlet by Emma Michaels - which I started Monday evening, December 15th! I received a copy of this book to read on Saturday, O…

Kacie Ramsey, Teenage Psychic and Paranormal Investigator With the Orion Circle, Opens up to Kimber Leigh Wheaton and to Emeraldfire's Bookmark About the Recent Changes in Her Life

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I would very much like to welcome both Kimber Leigh Wheaton, author of the young adult Paranormal Thriller, Tortured Souls and Kacie Ramsey, a Paranormal Investigator with the illustrious Orion Circle, to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. The Orion Circle plays a major role in Ms. Wheaton's latest young adult paranormal novel Tortured Souls and with the author's permission, Kacie was nice enough to answer some questions for me about her life before and after joining the Orion Circle. Thank you so much for stopping by Emeraldfire's Bookmark, Ms. Wheaton and Ms. Ramsey, and I wish you all the best now and in the future!


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 Leigh is addicted to romance, videogames, superheroes, villains, and cho…

Blog Tour For Animal by Nikki Rae From February 16, 2015 to March 17, 2015 - 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 her new adult horror novel Animal. This virtual book tour is being hosted by the author herself and will last from February 16, to March 17, 2015!

Ms. Rae is also doing an awesome giveaway - she is giving away a signed paperback copy of Animal,a bookmark, and a postcard 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!

Animal 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, 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 p…

Erik Therme - Mortom: A Novel

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56. Mortom: A Novel by Erik Therme (2014)
Length: 293 pages
Genre: Contemporary Mystery
Started: 7 December 2014
Finished: 12 December 2014
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Erik Therme for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 2 June 2014
Why do I have it? I like contemporary mysteries and Erik Therme is a new author for me.

There was never much love lost between Andy Crowl and his cousin Craig Moore. Even as children, the boys had shared little beyond an innate and fiercely competitive streak; building up to a mutually self-imposed estrangement that lasted well into their adulthood. Since the two hadn't spoken in years; what happens next leaves Andy utterly mystified.

On the outskirts of the tiny town of Mortom - population 986 - thirty-three-year-old Craig Moore is found drowned in the lake. Considered by many to be a loner and the town eccentric, few attend his funeral. One week later Andy and his sister Kate arrive in Mortom, sti…

Introducing Human No Longer by Kathryn Meyer Griffith!

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Hello Everyone! I was delighted to learn recently that Human No Longer by Kathryn Meyer Griffith will be free to download from Amazon - at least for a short time! I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing Human No Longer by Kathryn Meyer Griffith back in July of 2013.

Yes, from Wednesday, February 25, 2015 until Sunday, March 1, 2015, Kathryn Meyer Griffith's romantic vampire novel Human No Longer will be available to download for free from Amazon. So, you'll have to hurry and grab your own 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 and three murder mysteries) previous novels, two novell…

Introducing Dinosaur Lake III: Infestation by Kathryn Meyer Griffith!

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So, I was delighted to learn that the third book in Kathryn Meyer Griffith's thrilling Dinosaur Lake Series,Dinosaur Lake III: Infestation will bepublishedsometime in the very near future -I believe that the book will be published as a paperback some time in early May.Iwould 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 Arising back in May of 2…

Introducing Too Close to the Edge by Kathryn Meyer Griffith!

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Hello Everyone! I was delighted to learn recently that Too Close to the Edge by Kathryn Meyer Griffith - Book 4 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 Too Close to the Edge by Kathryn Meyer Griffith back in January of 2013, and here is my review.

Yes, from Thursday, February 12, 2015 until Monday, February 16, 2015, TooClose to the Edge 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,…

Introducing Night Carnival by Kathryn Meyer Griffith!

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Hello Everyone! I was delighted to learn recently that Night Carnival by Kathryn Meyer Griffith - her award-winning spooky short story - will be free to download from Amazon - at least for a short time! I haven't had the pleasure of reading Night Carnival by Kathryn Meyer Griffith as yet, but I've recently downloaded my own copy and hope to read it some time in the very near future.

Yes, from Sunday, February 1, 2015 until Thursday, February 5, 2015, Night Carnival 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 …

C. H. MacLean - One is Come

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55. One is Come by C. H. MacLean (2014)
The Five in Circle Series Book 1
Length: 231 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Started: 22 November 2014
Finished: 2 December 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 2 September 2014
Why do I have it? I like fantasy and C. H. MacLean is a new author for me.

For fourteen-year-old Haylwen Rightad life is harsh. Beyond harsh, if truth be told. First of all, there's her annoying sixteen-year-old brother Cadarn, who delights in endlessly teasing her. Then there are her parents, who apparently have completely forgotten just how unfair life can be when you are always the new kid in school. In her entire life, Haylwen can't ever remember a time when she has stayed in one place long enough to make even one friend, so she doesn't understand why she's currently sitting in Principal Johansen's office being disciplined for something she didn&…

Reading Wrap-up For November 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 November 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, Amazon and Paperback Swap.

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 :))
- I, Jamesby Mike Hartner
- Night Terrorby Jeff Gunhus

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
- Love Begins by Teresa Slack
- Small Town Ghosts: Five Tales of Small Town Terror by Shannon Celebi
- Small Town Demons: Seven Tales of Small Town Terror by Shannon Celebi
- Blood Mission by Joni Parker
- Treasure Me by Christine Nolfi
- Sceadu: Your Shadow Holds a Secret by Prashant Pinge
- Wandering in Exile by Peter…

Giveaway For Prashant Pinge's Young Adult Fantasy Sceadu From December 1, 2014 to December 21, 2014 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Prashant Pinge will be running an awesome giveaway to celebrate the release of his young adult Fantasy Sceadu. This giveaway will be hosted by the author himself and will last from December 1, to December 21, 2014!

Mr. Pinge is giving away 10 Amazon Gift Cards worth $10 each and 15 e-copies of Sceadu (available in EPUB, MOBI and PDF formats) to twenty-five lucky winners at the end of his Giveaway. Be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form below, and I wish you all the very best of good luck in taking part!


Meet Prashant Pinge

Prashant Pinge is a published author of short stories and books in the genres of children’s fiction and young adult fantasy fiction. He also writes historical fiction and romantic comedies. His book, Raja and the Giant Donut, was shortlisted for the Economist Crossword Book Awards in the Children’s Writing category in 2011.

Prashant lives in Mumbai, India, with his wife, Avantika, and son, Arjun.

Connect and Soc…