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Introducing Animal by Nikki Rae!

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I'm delighted to announce that Nikki Rae's latest horror novel, Animal has just been released today! Yes, Ms. Rae's new adult book is now available to download from Amazon -  so grab your own copy today! I had the pleasure of reading the three-part novella, TheDonor by Nikki Rae, from July to October in 2014 and here are my reviews in July of 2014, August of 2014 and October of 2014. I'm also looking forward to reading Animal by Nikki Rae sometime very soon.

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 people. Closely.

Animal by Nikki Rae (2015)Length: 405 pagesPurchase your copy from Amazon!

Ashley Fontainne - Growl

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8. Growl by Ashley Fontainne (2014)
Length: 294 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 20 February 2015
Finished: 27 February 2015
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 7 January 2015
Why do I have it? I like horror and Ashley Fontainne is a new author for me.

Eighteen-year-old Sheryl Ilene Newcomb - and yes, her initials do happen to spell SIN - should have little to worry her beyond whether or not she will make the cheerleading squad, missing her boyfriend who is away at basketball camp, and lending a sympathetic ear to her lovelorn best friend. Instead, for the past nine years, Sheryl has been living with a secret. According to her family, the transformation - or whatever it might have been - could probably be traced back to events that happened during the summer when Sheryl turned nine.

That was the year that her elderly great-grandmother died, and when Sheryl's nightmares of t…

Book Blast For Half Moon Girls by Corinne O'Flynn

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Hello Everyone! I hope that you're all having a wonderful day today. I'm so glad to welcome CorinneO'Flynn author of Half Moon Girls, to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Ms. O'Flynn is a successful young adult fantasy author in her own right, and has recently joined the lineup of incredibly popular authors who all have written novellas that take place in the same world as Toby Neal's Lei CrimeSeries. This is also my nineteenth Book Blast post ever, but I still hope that I do Half Moon Girls by Corinne O'Flynn justice.

The author is also doing an awesome giveaway - she is giving away 2 $25 Amazon GiftCards as the grand prize and 5 additional lucky entrants will win an ebook copy of her fantasy novel The Expatriates to  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 Half Moon Girls:

Even paradise has a dark side…

When Detective Leilani Texeira begins investigating a murd…

A Moment With Author Kathryn Meyer Griffith on the Reissuing of Her Apocalyptic Masterpiece, Before the End: A Time of Demons and Angels

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So, I'm delighted to announce that Kathryn Meyer Griffith will be rereleasing her apocalyptic masterpiece, Before the End: A Time of Demons and Angels some time in early June. This will be a reissuing of her 2010 horror novel, Before the End: A Time of Demons - it is newly revisedand with a completely redesigned cover. I had the distinct pleasure of reading Before the End: A Time of Demons by Kathryn Meyer Griffith back in July of 2010, and here is my review. In anticipation of the June reissuing of Ms. Griffith's Before the End: A Time of Demons and Angels, I'd like to repost a guest post that she very kindly wrote for me in July of 2010.

MeetKathryn 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 romant…

Book Blast For Days of Future Past by Sally Smith O'Rourke

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Hello Everyone! I hope that you're all having a wonderful day today. I'm so glad to welcome SallySmithO'Rourke author of Days of Future Past, to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Ms. O'Rourke is currently on a Book Blast tour with BookBlastTours, hosted by Kathy with I'maReader, Not a Writer, and lasting through the end of the month of February. This is also my eighteenth Book Blast post ever, but I still hope that I do DaysofFuturePast by Sally Smith O'Rourke justice.
The author is also doing an awesome giveaway - she is giving away a $50AmazonGiftCard/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 DaysofFuturePast:


It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think of as our present existence, as a dream. - Edgar Allan Poe

Fate sometimes conspires to right a decades-old wrong. And the 6.8…

Blog Tour For The Ghostcrow: A Tale of Andor by M. K. Theodoratus From May 4, 2015 to May 29, 2015 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that M. K. Theodoratus  will be touring the blogosphere to promote her dark fantasy novella The Ghostcrow: A Tale of Andor. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up Your Book and will last from May 4, to May 29, 2015!

The Ghostcrow: A Tale of AndorBlog Tour Information:

Meet M. K. Theodoratus

Hooked by comic books at an early age, M. K. Theodoratus’ fascination with fantasy solidified when she discovered the Oz books by L. Frank Baum with his strong female characters. She has traveled through many fantasy worlds since then. When she's not reading about other writer's worlds, she's creating her own.
Most of her stories are set in the Far Isles where she explores the political effects of genetic drift on a mixed elf human population. Lately, Theodoratus has been setting her stories in an alternate world of Andor where demons stalk humankind.
A sixth grade English assignment started her writing. The teacher assigned a sh…

Introducing the Cover For Animal by Nikki Rae!

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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 people. Closely.
Animal by Nikki Rae (2015)Length: 405 pagesPurchase your copy from Amazon!

Animal Blurb:
Ava has spent her life running from the monsters that lurk in the shadows, always the prey. She finally thinks she can settle down, have a normal life, and work on not being so scared of the world around her. That is until she runs into her worst fear.

He has finally found the potential family he has always wanted. All he has to do is make his little bird sing. Will Ava escape with her humanity intact?

Animal Cover Reveal:

May you read well and often

It's Friday the Thirteenth!

Hello everyone! Well, for some reason every time I tell my mom that it's Friday the thirteenth, she always says: "Unlucky For Some!" I wondered why she would say that, so when I was about thirteen or so, I asked her why she would always say that and she told me that was what her motherused tosay to her.

My Grandmother died when I was still rather young - about six or so - but myself and my mom and dad were living in Rhode Island at the time. Anyway, my Grandma Marjorie's - mom's mom's - birthday was on December 13th, and every time her birthday fell on a Friday, she was ecstatic. She absolutely loved Friday the Thirteenth!

Unfortunately, last night, my computer crashed while I was doing some computer maintenance. I was deleting some extraneous files and programs and updating some of the others that I used more frequently. I was doing fine - almost done - until I attempted to reboot my computer to finish removing the software I didn't use anymore.

I turned…

Calling All Book Reviewers!

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So, I was delighted to learn recently that the first book in Kathryn Meyer Griffith's thrilling Dinosaur Lake Series,Dinosaur Lake will soon become permanently free to download on Amazon. In fact, Dinosaur Lake will become free to coincide with the release of the fourth installment of the immensely popular Jurassic Park franchise - Jurassic World - coming to theaters near you on Friday, June 12, 2015! I would advise you to grab your own copy of Dinosaur Lake by Kathryn Meyer Griffith as soon as possible! ;)

Dinosaur Lake by Kathryn Meyer Griffith is the first book in her Dinosaur Lake Trilogy, and I had the pleasure of reading Book 1 way back in March of 2014! Here is my review. You can also download the other two books in the trilogy - Check 'em out! ;)

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 no…

Andra Watkins - Not Without my Father: One Woman's 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace

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7. Not Without my Father: One Woman's 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace by Andra Watkins (2015)
Length: 220 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction
Started: 7 February 2015
Finished: 9 February 2015
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Dorothy at Pump up YourBookfor sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 26 January 2015
Why do I have it? I like non-fiction and I have read and enjoyed To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis by the same author in the past.

In March of 2014, to celebrate the release of her debut novel To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis, Andra Watkins planned an ambitious journey of her own. She planned to walk the historic 444-mile Natchez Trace just as the pioneers did. Her trek would last for thirty-four days, at fifteen miles per day. Ambitious, perhaps almost impossible, but at the end of her monumental endeavor, Andra Watkins could claim the distinction of being the first living person to walk th…

Calling All Book Reviewers!

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Hello Everyone! I was delighted to learn recently that The Ice BridgeandBlood Forgeby Kathryn Meyer Griffith were recently released as audiobooks. I've 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 romantic horror, two horr…

Blog Tour For The Jack of Souls by Stephen C. Merlino From May 4, 2015 to May 29, 2015 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Stephen C. Merlino will be touring the blogosphere to promote his fantasy novel The Jack of Souls. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up Your Book and will last from May 4,toMay 29, 2015!

The Jack of Souls Blog Tour Information:


Meet Stephen C. Merlino
Stephen C. Merlino lives in Seattle, WA, where he writes, plays, and teaches high school English. He lives with the world's most talented and desirable woman, two fabulous children, and three attack chickens. 

Growing up in Seattle drove Stephen indoors for eight months of the year. Before the age of video games, that meant he read a lot. At the age of eleven he discovered the stories of J.R.R. Tolkien and fell in love with fantasy.
Summers and rare sunny days he spent with friends in wooded ravines or on the beaches of Puget Sound, building worlds in the sand, and fighting orcs and wizards with driftwood swords.
About the time a fifth reading of The Lord of the Rings fa…

Victor Nieves - Epitaph: Reveille

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6. Epitaph: Reveille by Victor Nieves (2014)
The Epitaph Trilogy Book 1
Length: 358 pages
Genre: Science Fiction
Started: 9January 2015
Finished: 2 February 2015
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Dorothy at Pump up Your Bookfor sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 9 January 2015
Why do I have it? I like science fiction and Victor Nieves is a new author for me.

In the year 2343, several centuries into the future, the galaxy receives a deadly wake-up call. A ruthless and mysterious alien force has inexplicably attacked a planetary scientific outpost, and all communication has been lost with the planet's surface. It seems that galactic peace has been undeniably threatened...

Nearly three-hundred years have passed since humanity ascended to the stars, learning so much more about the various alien races and cultures throughout the galaxies than they knew before. Humanity has since integrated to the best of its ability, joining with a conglome…