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Sarah Remy - Stonehill Downs: A Novel

19. Stonehill Downs: A Novel by Sarah Remy (2014)
The Bone Magic Series Book 1
Length: 387 pages
Genre: HistoricalFantasy
Started: 12 March2015
Finished: 30 April 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 12 March 2015
Why do I have it? I like historical fantasy and Sarah Remy is a new author for me.

Malachi Doyle is the King's Lord Vocent - a magus with the ability to communicate with the dead, and who relies on the assistance of the souls of the dearly departed to help him keep his kingdom safe. He is the last of his kind - highly regarded yet secretly feared by many - in his office as Royal Coroner. When he's sent to investigate a series of brutal murders in the isolated village of Stonehill Downs, he uncovers some dangerous and deadly sorcery and unleashes a killer who strikes close to home - much too close to home.

Avani is a newcomer to the Downs - one of the fe…

Introducing Mindsharing: The Art of Crowdsourcing Everything by Lior Zoref!

Meet Lior Zoref
Lior Zoref is a crowd wisdom researcher, an international speaker, former Microsoft executive, and private consultant for crowdsourcing and digital strategy.

He teaches crowdsourcing and digital marketing to MBA students and at the Israeli Marketing Association.

He gave the first ever crowd-sourced TED talk at TED 2012 in Long Beach, California.

He holds a bachelor's and master's degree in computer science from the Technion and currently is a PhD candidate at Bar-Ilan University.

He worked for fourteen years at Microsoft where his last role was Vice President of Marketing for Consumer and Online Services.

Mindsharing: The Art of Crowdsourcing Everything by Lior Zoref (2015)Length: 258 pagesPurchase your copy from Amazon!
Mindsharing: The Art of Crowdsourcing Everything Blurb:
Whether we need to make better financial choices, find the love of our life, or transform our career, crowdsourcing is the key to making quicker, wiser, more objective decisions. But fe…

Introducing Narvla's Celtic New Year by Therese Gilardi!

So, back in January of 2013, I had the pleasure of reading Matching Wits With Venus by Therese Gilardi and here is my review. I have just recently received a copy of Ms. Gilardi's newest release: Narvla's Celtic New Year, and am delighted to have the chance to read it at some point in the future.

Meet Therese Gilardi
Therese Gilardi is a novelist, essayist, and poet who lives in the hills above Los Angeles with her Irish husband, fluffy dogs and Viennese hare. Therese loves Irish pub music, blue cameos and the Paris metro.

Connect and Socialize with Therese!
Website * Twitter * Facebook * Blog

Narvla's Celtic New Year by Therese Gilardi (2015)Length: 280 pagesPurchase your copy from Amazon

Narvla's Celtic New Year Blurb:
Narvla’s life is as precisely choreographed as the routines that have made her a national step-dancing champion. She has a loyal best friend, a devoted boyfriend, and a lock on admission to her dream college, the University of Notre Dame. Until her mother …

Blog Tour For I, Mary by Mike Hartner From September 1, 2015 to November 27, 2015 - Come Join Us!

Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Mike Hartner will be touring the blogosphere to promote his historical romance I, Mary. This is Mike's third virtual book tour with Pump up Your Book! He will be coming to a blog near you from September 1, to November 27, 2015! Come join us for all the fun!

I, Mary Blog Tour Information:

Meet Mike Hartner
Mike Hartner was born in Miami in 1965. He's traveled much of the continental United States. He has several years post secondary education, and experience teaching and tutoring young adults. Hartner has owned and run a computer firm for more than twenty-five years. He now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with his wife and child. They share the neighborhood and their son with his maternal grandparents.

His latest book is the historical romance, I, Mary.

Connect and Socialize with Mike!
Website * Blog * Twitter * Facebook * 'The Eternity Series'

About I, Mary:
Mary Crofter's first trip on the water was ju…

Julie C. Gilbert - Never Again

18. Never Again by Julie C. Gilbert (2015)
KindleWorldsNovella: The Lei Crime Series Book 1/Defining Moments Series Book 1
Length: 83 pages
Genre: Short Story
Started: 18 April 2015
Finished: 21 April 2015
Where did it come from? From Amazon
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 12 April 2015
Why do I have it? I like short stories and Julie C. Gilbert is a new author for me.

College junior Alana Adams would never have believed that one breakup could cause such problems; yet for her ex-boyfriend Nathan their breakup was just the beginning. It all begins when Alana catches him passionately kissing another woman after she comes home from her class. After she unleashes an angry and emotional tirade against Nate and his bleach bottle blonde bimbo, Alana promptly dumps Nathan and turns to her best friend, Michael, for advice and emotional support.

Nathan is initially shell-shocked and utterly dumbfounded by what he sees as Alana's obvious overreaction to the situation. At first, he apolog…

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 National Readathon Day on January 24th! Granted, I didn't get to finish reading that many books back on the actual day (Actually, I've since managed to read a total of five books that I highlighted back in January by the time of this posting!) yet that post did inspire me to post more about the books that I'm currently reading or hoping to read very soon. 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:

Witchcraft Couture by Katarina West (2014)Length: 312 pagesPurchase your copy from Amazon!
Witchcraft Couture Blurb:
Oscar Pellegrini is a talented fashion designer with a deadly enemy: his own critical mind. He destroys much of what he designs and has been drifting for years, gradually retreatin…

Andrew Joyce, author of the historical novel, Molly Lee talks about when he became the 'ghost writer' for one of his own characters

Meet Andrew Joyce
Andrew Joyce left high school at seventeen to hitchhike throughout the US, Canada and Mexico. He wouldn’t return from his journey until decades later when he decided to become a writer. Mr. Joyce has written three books, and a collection of almost one hundred forty short stories that is comprised of his hitching adventures, written as veiled non-fiction called, Bedtime Stories For Grownups, and his latest novel, Molly Lee. He now lives aboard a boat in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with his dog, Danny.

Andrew Joyce's latest novel, Molly Lee, is averaging 4.9 stars on Amazon.

Connect and Socialize with Andrew!
Website * Blog * Facebook * Goodreads * Redemption: The Further Adventures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer
Synopsis from Goodreads:
It’s 1861 and the Civil War has just started. Molly is an eighteen-year-old girl living on her family’s farm in Virginia when two deserters from the Southern Cause enter her life. One of them - a twenty-four-year-old Huck Finn - ends up sav…

Blog Tour For The White Knight, the Lost Kingdom, and the Sea Princess by Judy Carlson From July 27, 2015 to August 31, 2015 - Come Join Us!

Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Judy Carlson will be touring the blogosphere to promote her Mythical Fantasy novel The White Knight, the Lost Kingdom, and the Sea Princess. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up Your Book and will last from July 27,toAugust31,2015!

The White Knight, the Lost Kingdom, and the Sea Princess Blog Tour Information:
Meet Judy Carlson
Judy Nelson Carlson grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota, and thus began her love affair with winter and a strong attachment to her Scandinavian roots. She received her B.A. in English from Trinity International University. Judy and her husband Tim reside in the Missouri Ozarks. 
They have six children and twenty grandchildren. Having a lifetime passion for literature and writing, at age nine she wrote her first story. Mrs. Carlson s particular love for the works of C.S. Lewis and George MacDonald have permeated this novel with their characteristic sense of wonder and longing. Her greatest desire is for…

Joni Parker - Blood Mission

17. Blood Mission by Joni Parker (2013)
The Seaward Isle Saga Book 3
Length: 301 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Started:  26 March 2015
Finished: 14 April 2015
Where did it come from? I originally downloaded a copy of this book for free from Amazon, although many thanks to Dorothy at Pump up Your Book and Joni Parker for sending me a copy of this book to read as well.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 2 November 2014 as an ebook; Since 11 February 2015 as a physical book.
Why do I have it? I like fantasy and I have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.

Lady Alexin - the orphaned half-elfin teenager and descendant of the Titans - wants to meet the Water Elves who are in her family. In order to meet her Elfin grandmother, she must make a formal request of Prince Darin, the current leader of the Water Elves and Alex's cousin. However, when Alex accidentally overhears a potential assassination plot against two of the most prominent Elves on Seaward Isle - Prince Darin of …

Christine Nolfi - The Shell Keeper

16. The Shell Keeper byChristine Nolfi(2015)
Kindle Worlds Novella: The Lei Crime Series Book 3/Lei's Magic Series Book 1
Length: 38 pages
Genre: Short Story
Started: 10 April 2015
Finished: 11 April 2015
Where did it come from? From Amazon
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 8 April 2015
Why do I have it? I likeshortstoriesandhave readandenjoyed Treasure Mebythesameauthor in the past.

Two weeks before she begins her assignment with the South Hilo Police Department in Hawaii, recent police academy graduate Leilani Texeira dubiously accepts a gift from her aunt Rosario. Lei's aunt has secretly booked her niece some time at a relaxing Bed and Breakfast in South Carolina, and now she expects Lei to report to her every day with Lei's 'Itinerary of Fun'. So, Lei grudgingly embarks on her vacation - with absolutely no idea that it will turn out to be an unexpectedly magical interlude.

She soon discovers that she's staying on the beach at a frothy, 'Tara'-styl…

Introducing the Novellas of the Kindle Worlds Lei Crime Series, Based on the Novels of Toby Neal!

Hello Everyone! I hope that you're all having a wonderful day today. I'm delighted to introduce you all to the novellas of the Kindle Worlds Lei Crime Series. Releasedon April 9, 2015, each novella is set inside The Lei Crime Series of novels written by popular mystery author Toby Neal. Each author who participated in the creation of this line of novellas is a popular author in their own right - from every genre imaginable. I would advise you to grab your own copies of these novellas as soon as possible!

Hawaii is palm trees, black sand and blue water - but for policewoman Lei Texeira, there’s a dark side to paradise. Lei has overcome a scarred past to make a life for herself as a cop, but often the cases she works activate wounds and complications from her tangled family history. Lei is affected deeply by her cases even as she solves them with persistence, obsession, and intuition. She falls in love with Michael Stevens, the charismatic detective she works with, and they make…

Book Release and Cover Reveal Blog Tour For Never Been Texted by Linda Joy Singleton From August 26, 2015 to September 3, 2015 - Come Join Us!

Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Linda Joy Singleton will be touring the blogosphere to promote her young adult contemporary fairytale Never Been Texted. This virtual book  release and cover reveal tour is being hosted by Leap Books and will last from August 26, toSeptember 3, 2015!

Ms. Singleton is also doing an awesome Goodreads giveaway - she is giving away five (5) paperback copies to five lucky winners at the end of her Blog Tour. This giveaway will run from August 3rd to August 31st! Be sure to enter the Goodreads giveaway below, and I wish you all the very best of good luck in taking part!

Never Been Texted Blog Tour Information:

Meet Linda Joy Singleton
Linda Joy Singleton has published over 35 young adult and middle grade books about Goths, psychics, mermaids, aliens, cheerleaders, clones, parallel worlds, spies, dogs and ghosts. Her Young Adult series, Regeneration, The Seer and Dead Girl, were honored as YALSA PopularPaperback/Quick Picks. Her series for …