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

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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 October 31, 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 ma…

Mike Hartner - I, Mary

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35. I, Mary by Mike Hartner (2015)
The Eternity Series Book 3
Length: 255 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Started: 16 October 2015
Finished: 29 October 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 10 September 2015
Why do I have it? I like historical fiction and have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.

Mary Crofter has spent the majority of her life on the water. Since the age of two, she has felt the call of the sea, and has always had an affinity with the ocean that most people could never understand. Her first trip aboard a ship was when her parents, James and Rosalind Crofter, sailed from her birthplace of Kilwa in Tanzania to Portsmouth, England. This was shortly after Mary's first birthday in 1635.

At the age of twelve, Mary is finally allowed to realize her greatest dream in life - she becomes an honorary crew member on one of her father's t…

Christine Amsden - Madison's Song

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34. Madison's Song by Christine Amsden (2015)
Length: 271 pages Genre: Paranormal Romance Started: 28 September 2015Finished: 27 October 2015Where did it come from? Many thanks to Christine Amsden for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 11 July 2015
Why do I have it? I like paranormal romance and have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.

Being raised in a family that views magic as inherently evil - in a town where magic rules supreme - Madison Carter once believed that learning that she was adopted was the only knowledge that could truly shock her. As a child, her father had always told her that her musical talent wasn't a magically-gifted affinity, but a devilish curse that she must never use. Her friendship with Cassie Scot may have given Madison the needed strength to defy her adoptive father and become an elementary school music teacher; but nothing could have possibly prepared  her for learning the true i…

Book Spotlight For Twisted Sisters by Kimber Leigh Wheaton

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Hello Everyone! I hope that you're all having a wonderful day today. I'm so glad to welcome award-winning Paranormal Mystery author Kimber Leigh Wheaton author of Twisted Sisters - Book 2 of TheOrion CircleSeries - to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. This is also my twenty-third Book Spotlight post ever, but I still hope that I do Twisted Sisters by Kimber Leigh Wheaton justice.

About Twisted Sisters:

It’s a child’s toy - what could go wrong?

While playing with a spirit board, two sorority sisters summon the vindictive spirits of three women brutally murdered by a psychopath. Join Logan, Kacie, and the rest of the Orion Circle as they delve into the disturbing events of the past to find the key to freeing the spirits.

But this isn’t any ordinary haunting. These ghosts were banished before, and now they have returned more powerful than anyone could have imagined. Anger breeds hatred and hatred leads to darkness - these phantoms are on the verge of losing their last spark of humanity a…

Introducing Devil and the Deep by Megan Tayte!

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So, I was delighted to learn that Megan Tayte recently released Devil and the Deep - the fourth book in her young adult fantasy series - The Ceruleans Series. I actually had the pleasure of reading the first book in the series - Death Wish by Megan Tayte back in June of 2015, and here is my review. This is a series that I definitely look forward to reading more of in the future, and I would advise you to grab your own copy as soon as possible!


Meet Megan Tayte

Once upon a time a little girl told her grandmother that when she grew up she wanted to be a writer. Or a lollipop lady. Or a fairy princess fireman. ‘Write, Megan,’ her grandmother advised. So that’s what she did.
Thirty-odd years later, Megan is a professional writer and published author by day, and an indie novelist by night. Her fiction - young adult romance with soul - recently earned her the Self Publishing Review's Independent Woman Author of the Year award.
Megan grew up in the Royal County, a hop, skip and a (very lo…

Introducing The Last Vampire by Kathryn Meyer Griffith!

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I'm delighted to tell you all that Kathryn Meyer Griffith's EPIC EBOOK Awards  *FINALIST* for 2012 - the horror novel The Last Vampire- was recently rereleased earlier this month with a totally redesigned cover. I'm happy to say that I had the pleasure of reading Ms. Griffith's 2012 EPIC EBOOK Awards  *FINALIST* horror novel - The Last Vampire - back in December of 2010! Here is my review.

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, Dam…

Joyce DiPastena - An Epiphany Gift For Robin: A Short Medieval Christmas Story

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33. An Epiphany Gift For Robin: A Short Medieval Christmas Story by Joyce DiPastena (2011) (Revised Author's Edition 2015)
Length: 18 pages
Genre: Short Story
Started/Finished: 10 October 2015
Where did it come from? From Amazon
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 14 July 2015
Why do I have it? I like short stories and had read and enjoyed The Lady andthe Minstrel by the same author in the past.

The Marcel family is perhaps the poorest family living among all the peasants who farm the baron's land in twelfth-century England. Many would call the serfs who work for Lord Beckford nothing more than chattel, no better than the oxen that plow his lordship's fields. And indeed, as the baron and his household feast on Christmas goose, all seated around a blazing Yule log, Arthur and his family; his loving, yet long-suffering wife Mariot, and their three children - nine-year-old Gilbert, seven-year-old Robert, and four-year-old Charlotte - shiver together in the cold.

In a time w…

Reading Wrap-up For September 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 September 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 :))
- The Avalon Relics: Lilith Links by J. L. Clark
- The Search For the Stone of Excalibur by Fiona Ingram

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
- Owlet by Emma Michaels
- I, Mary by Mike Hartner
- Forget Me Not by Megan Tayte
- Wild Blue Yonder by Megan Tayte

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
- The Search For the Stone of Excalibur by Fiona Ingram

Well, there it is...the breakdown! All in all, a …