Showing posts from December, 2015

Introducing The Ice Bridge by Kathryn Meyer Griffith!

Hello Everyone! I was delighted to learn that The Ice Bridge by Kathryn Meyer Griffith has recently been rereleased, featuring a beautifully redesigned cover. I've already had the pleasure of reading approximately eighteen of Ms. Griffith's twenty-two currently published books. Of those twenty-two books, twenty of them have been released as audiobooks distributed by Audible.

The two newest releases are, of course, The Ice Bridge and Blood Forge by Kathryn Meyer Griffith. The Ice Bridge is narrated by Ashley Arnold and Blood Forge is narrated by Marilyn Ghigliotti. I haven't had the pleasure of reading either book as yet - although I hope to at some point in the very near future.

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 roman…

May you all have the most Blessed of Christmases!

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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 it's definitely not looking anything at all like Christmas - absolutely no snow, and yesterday's high was about 72 degrees Celsius outside!

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 resounded around the room. Right at the moment, every one of the girls is sprawled about the room sleeping off their excess excitement. Fun was had by all - humans and kitties alike!

May you read well and often

Our Library Visit For December

Hello Everyone! How are you on this fine Wednesday? I'm doing just fine. :)  Well, Mom and I had hoped to go to our local library yesterday afternoon to do some Christmas shopping at the library's perpetual book sale. It ended up that we didn't actually go out yesterday because it rained the entire day. So, we just changed the day of our outing!

We got to the library at approximately 12:30 P. M. and immediately went inside. Then we spent approximately an hour and a half happily perusing the Library Book Sale. By about 2:00 P. M., our downstairs tenant, Pamela, picked us up and dropped us off at Walmart to do some last minute Christmas shopping.

Between us, we bought 32 books at the Library Book Sale - 14 paperbacks, 8 oversized paperbacks and 10 hardcovers. We spent approximately $28 altogether. It turned out to be a fairly good haul for a Christmas shopping trip, if I do say so myself. ;) We actually were pretty restrained this time, completely filling up two canvas tote …

Here Are Some Books That I'm Hoping to Read!

Back in January of 2015, I posted about eight books that I wanted to read to celebrate NationalReadathon Day on January 24th! Granted, I didn't get to finish reading that many books back on the actual day, yet that post did inspire me to post more about the books that I'm currently reading or planning to read very soon. Since I last posted about the books I was hoping to read back in August of 2015, I have read four of the eight books that I highlighted in that post.

I'm hoping to do this type of post approximately every four months or so, and plan to read between two to three books that I mention in the post, before the next post. Wish me luck! Here's my potential reading list for the next few months:

Awakened by a Kiss by Lila DiPasqua (2010) Length: 357 pages Purchase your copy from Amazon!
Awakened by a Kiss Blurb:
Three classic fairytales - Sleeping Beauty, Puss in Boots, and Little RedRiding Hood - cleverly retold with enough sensual twists to prove wickedly ever afte…

Kimber Leigh Wheaton - Tortured Souls

39. Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton (2014)
The Orion CircleSeries Book 1
Length: 349 pages
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Started: 7 December 2015
Finished: 16 December 2015
Where did it come from? I originally downloaded a copy of this book for free from Amazon;although, many thanks to Kimber Leigh Wheaton as well for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 15 December 2014 from Amazon; Since 18 November 2015 from Kimber Leigh.
Why do I have it? I like paranormal mysteries and Kimber Leigh Wheaton is a new author for me.

Fifteen-year-old Kassandra 'Kacie' Ramsey has always been able to see ghosts - ever since she was a little girl. Some people might call her ability a gift; but Kacie would definitely say it is a curse. In fact, she has done her absolute best throughout her life to completely ignore her power, since all her so-called 'gift' has brought her is heartache and pain. As a matter of fact, Kacie would go so far as to say …

Emeraldfire's Bookmark Welcomes Author Kimber Leigh Wheaton and the Members of the Paranormal Investigation Society The Orion Circle

I would very much like to welcome both Kimber Leigh Wheaton, author of the young adult Paranormal Thrillers, Tortured Souls and Twisted Sisters and The OrionCircle, a Paranormal Investigation Society that explores all manner of supernatural or paranormal occurrences. The Orion Circle returns in Twisted Sisters - the thrilling sequel to Ms. Wheaton's award-winning Tortured Souls. Thank you so much again for stopping by Emeraldfire'sBookmark, Ms. Wheaton and Orion Circle members: Rebecca Travers; Carl Loughton; Raven Sawyer; Blake Warner; Kassandra 'Kacie' Ramsey; Logan Finley and Daniel Westin. Welcome to Emeraldfire's Bookmark, ladies and gentlemen!

Meet Kimber Leigh Wheaton

Kimber Leigh Wheaton is a bestselling YA author with a soft spot for sweet romance. In addition to writing, she works as an editor for two publishers, as well as select indie authors. She is married to her soul mate, has a teenage son, and shares her home with three dogs and lots of dragons. Kim…

Introducing Vampire Blood by Kathryn Meyer Griffith!

Hello Everyone! I was delighted to learn that Vampire Blood by Kathryn Meyer Griffith was just recently rereleased with a totally redesigned cover. Vampire Blood by Kathryn Meyer Griffith is the prequel of Human No Longer, whichI had the pleasure of reading and reviewing back in July of 2013. I would advise you all to grab your own 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 romantic suspense, one romantic time travel, one historical romance and three murder mysteries) previous novels, two novellas and twelve short stories published from Zebra Books, Leisure Books, Avalon Books, The Wild Rose Press, Damnation Books/Eternal Press; and I’ve self-publish…

Blog Tour For Mirror World by John Calicchia From January 4, 2016 to March 31, 2016 - Come Join Us!

Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that John Calicchia will be touring the blogosphere to promote his young adult Fantasy novel Mirror World. This is Mr. Calicchia's first virtual book tour with Pump up Your Book! He will be coming to a blog near you from January 4, to March 31, 2016! Come join us for all the fun!

Mr. Calicchia is also doing an awesome giveaway - he is giving away two (2) $25 Amazon Gift Cards to two lucky winners at the end of his 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!

Mirror World Blog Tour Information:

Meet John Calicchia

I’m John Calicchia and I write stories of fantasy, action and adventure. In the fall of 2015 my book Mirror World was released! It’s a story of two powerful young sisters and their epic battle against evil. But, this book has something in it most do not: hidden secrets.
It’s a teen and young adult fiction book with a self-help book hidden inside. You…

Deanna Nowadnick - Signs in Life: Finding Direction in Our Travels With God

38. Signs in Life: Finding Direction in Our Travels With God by Deanna Nowadnick (2015)
Length: 143 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction
Started: 26 November 2015
Finished: 4 December 2015
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Deanna Nowadnick for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 22 August 2015
Why do I have it? I like non-fiction and have read and enjoyed Fruit of my Spirit: Reframing Life in God's Graceby this author in the past.

Deanna Nowadnick's humorously inspirational memoir, Signs in Life: Finding Direction in OurTravels With God openswith a late-night encounter withlocal law enforcement. Beneaththe harsh glare of a police officer's flashlight, an exhausted Deanna learns the consequences of speeding through a stop sign. Her further personal recollections of other incidents follow. All of these humorous anecdotes are linked to the divine signs that she has encountered in that larger journey through life.

Join Deanna as she shares wit…

Reading Wrap-up For November at Emeraldfire's Bookmark

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 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 :))
- Dream Student by J. J. DiBenedetto
- The Adventures of Binkle and Flip by Enid Blyton

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
- Thirteen by Candice F. Ransom
- Damiano by R. A. MacAvoy
- Fey: A Fantasy Novella by C. S. Feldman
- Dream Fragments: Stories From the Dream Series by J. J. DiBenedetto
- Betty and Howard's Excellent Adventure by J. J. DiBenedetto
- Almost Ten and a Half by Candice F. Ransom
- The Search For the Ston…