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Madison Carter - Fifth Grade Music Teacher and Reluctant Sorceress - Talks to Christine Amsden About Learning to Trust Herself and Finding Love

I would very much like to welcome both Christine Amsden, author of the paranormal romance, Madison's Song and Madison Carter - a fifth grade music teacher and reluctant sorceress - to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. Ms. Carter may have played a minor role in The Cassie Scot Series, but she has certainly come into her own and shines in Madison's Song.Thank you so much for stopping by Emeraldfire's Bookmark, Ms. Amsden and Ms. Carter and I wish you all the best now and in the future!

Meet Christine Amsden
Christine Amsden has been writing fantasy and science fiction for as long as she can remember. She loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is about real people defining themselves through extraordinary situations. Christine writes primarily about people and relationships, and it is in this way that she strives to make science fiction and fan…

Fiona Ingram - The Search For the Stone of Excalibur

32. The Search For the Stone of Excalibur by Fiona Ingram (2014)
The Chronicles of the Stone Series Book 2
Length: 353 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Started: 17 September 2015
Finished: 28 September 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 16 July 2015
Why do I have it? I like fantasy and Fiona Ingram is a new author for me.

Cousins Justin and Adam Sinclair have just recently returned from Egypt after spending several months desperately searching for the illustrious First Stone of Power - one of seven ancient stones that were lost centuries ago. After such a harrowing adventure, both boys are looking forward to going home and taking a well-deserved break from saving the world. Yet, before they've even thought about putting their feet up and taking a deep breath, Adam receives an urgent letter from his Scottish archeologist friend, James Kinnaird.

James reveals that the Second Sto…

Christopher G. Nuttall, bestselling fantasy author of the Schooled in Magic Series installment Trial by Fire, discusses his desire to create strong, yet believably flawed characters

Meet Christopher G. Nuttall
Christopher Nuttall was born in Edinburgh, studied in Manchester, married in Malaysia and currently living in Scotland, United Kingdom, with his wife and baby son. He is the author of twenty novels from various publishers and thirty-nine self-published novels. His books have sold over 100K copies in the last year. His latest book, Trial by Fire (Schooled inMagic Book 7) is currently an Amazon bestseller.

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Synopsis from Amazon:
After a brief visit to the Blighted Lands, in hopes of recovering something useful from Shadye’s Dark Fortress, Emily returns to Whitehall for her fourth year, bracing herself for the exams that will determine her future. But as she resumes her education, she discovers that the shadows of the past are hanging over the school. A teacher wants to break her, some of her friends are acting oddly and, worst of all, a boy intends to court her.
But as she struggles to come to term…

Book Spotlight For Trial by Fire by Christopher G. Nuttall

Hello Everyone! I hope that you're all having a wonderful day today. I'm so glad to welcome bestselling fantasy author Christopher G. Nuttall author of Trial by Fire - Book 7 of the Schooled in Magic Series - to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. This is also my twenty-second Book Spotlight post ever, but I still hope that I do Trial by Fire by Christopher G. Nuttall justice.

About Trial by Fire:

Three years ago, Emily killed the Necromancer Shadye before he could sacrifice her and destroy the Allied Lands. Now, the shadows of the past hang over Whitehall as Emily and the Grandmaster travel into the Blighted Lands to recover anything Shadye might have left behind, before returning to Whitehall to start the fourth year. For Emily, it is a chance to stretch her mind and learn more about new and innovative forms of magic ... and to prepare for the exams that will determine her future as a magician.

But as she starts her studies, it becomes clear that all is not well at Whitehall. Ma…

Blog Tour For Twisted Sisters by Kimber Leigh Wheaton From December 7, 2015 to December 23, 2015 - Come Join Us!

Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Kimber Leigh Wheaton will be touring the blogosphere to promote her young adult Paranormal Mystery Twisted Sisters - Book 2 in her thrilling Orion Circle Series. This virtual book tour is being hosted by the author herself and will last from December 7, to December 23, 2015!

Ms. Wheaton is also doing an awesome host-only giveaway - starting on December 7, 2015, she is giving away a $25 AmazonGift Card 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!

Twisted SistersBlog Tour Information:

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. Kimber Leigh is addicted …

Introducing Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash!

So, back in June of 2014, I had the pleasure of reading Schism: The Battle For Darracia by Michael Phillip Cash and here is my review. Schism: The Battle For Darracia is actually the first book in The BattleFor Darracia Series and is the first book of an award-winning science fiction series. I have just recently received a copy of Mr. Cash's newest release: Monsterland. My mother had received it from Mr. Cash's publicist, Red Feather Publishing, and she passed the book on to me to read.

Meet Michael Phillip Cash
Born and raised on Long Island, Michael has always had a fascination with horror writing and found footage films. He wanted to incorporate both with his debut novel, Brood X. Earning a degree in English and an MBA, he has worked various jobs before settling into being a full-time author. He currently resides on Long Island with his wife and children.

Connect and Socialize with Michael!
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Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash (2015)Length: 20…

Calling All Book Reviewers!

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…

Book Excerpt For Never Been Texted by Linda Joy Singleton

Hello Everyone! I hope that you're all having a wonderful day today. I'm so glad to welcome Linda Joy Singleton, author of the Contemporary young adult Fantasy Never Been Texted, to Emeraldfire'sBookmark. Ms. Singleton is currently on a Book Release Blitz Blog Tour with LeapBooks lasting through early September. This is also my twenty-first Book Excerpt post ever, but I still hope that I do Never Been Texted by Linda Joy Singleton justice.

The author is also doing an awesome giveaway - she is giving away five (5) ebook copies of NeverBeen Texted and a $10 Amazon Gift Card to six lucky winners at the end of her Book Release Blitz 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!

About Never Been Texted:

When Ashlee’s stepdad completely forgets her birthday she takes matters into her own hands to get the one thing she really wants: her own cell phone. But text messages start rolling in from a broken-hear…

J. L. Clark - The Avalon Relics: Lilith Links

31. The Avalon Relics: Lilith Links by J. L. Clark (2014)
The Avalon Relics Series Book 1Length: 315 pagesGenre: FantasyStarted: 16 August 2015Finished: 2 September 2015Where 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 27 July 2015
Why do I have it? I like fantasy and J. L. Clark is a new author for me.

Sophia Bennett is having the best summer ever: interning with a genome laboratory, cultivating bacterial colonies for eight hours a day; going to sappy movies with her best friend Angie every weekend; and daydreaming about her high school crush Jake the rest of the time. The only thing Sophia looks forward to more is her eighteenth birthday and celebrating with Angie. In fact, after graduating high school and enjoying the last days of a particularly glorious summer, preparing for college and occasionally catching Jake's eye are perhaps the most important issues on Sophia's min…

Reading Wrap-up For August 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 August 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 Bookmooch, 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 :))
- A Keiki Mystery: Warrior Dog by Emily Kimelman
- The White Knight, the Lost Kingdom and the Sea Princess by Judy Carlson

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
- Torn Roots by Scott Bury
- Jet: Stealth by Scott Bury
- Pokergeist by Michael Phillip Cash
- Princess Eyes Part I by Lucas Kana
- Princess Eyes Part II by Lucas Kana
- Signs in Life: Finding Direction in Our Travels With God by Deanna Nowadnick

Taken off my TBR …