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Blog Tour For The Head of Medusa by Michelle Madow From June 29, 2016 to July 13, 2016 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Michelle Madow will be touring the blogosphere to promote her young adult Fantasy novel The Head of Medusa. This is Ms. Madow's second virtual book tour with Barclay Publicity. She will be coming to a blog near you from June29, to July 13, 2016! Come join us for all the fun!

Ms. Madow is also doing an awesome giveaway - she is giving away a signed paperback copy of TheProphecy of Shadows - the first book in her popular young adult fantasy series The Elementals - to onelucky 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!

The Head of Medusa Blog Tour Information:

Meet Michelle Madow
Michelle Madow writes fast-paced YA (young adult) fiction that will leave you turning the pages wanting more! She grew up in Baltimore, and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she writes books for young adults. Some of her favorite things are: reading…

Jess Steven Hughes - The Wolf of Britannia Part I

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11. The Wolf of Britannia Part I by Jess Steven Hughes (2015)
The Sign of the Eagle Trilogy Book 1
Length: 321 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Started: 1 May 2016
Finished: 27 May 2016
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 26 April 2016
Why do I have it? I like historical fiction and Jess Steven Hughes is a new author for me.

Britain during the first century is a divided land - a fragmented and unsettled country populated by a myriad of warring Celtic tribes. Thus, it is also a land ripe for invasion from the military might of imperial Rome. Knowing that the Roman juggernaut would love nothing more than to subjugate Britain to the will of the Roman Empire, a young warrior prince must somehow unite his people.

The soon-to-be-legendary Prince Caractacus realizes that he must find a way to unite the southern tribes if they are all to survive. Imperial Rome is proving to be a cunn…

Book Blurb and Cover Reveal Blog Tour For The Portal of Kerberos by Michelle Madow From June 24, 2016 to July 9, 2016 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Michelle Madow will be touring the blogosphere to promote her young adult fantasy The Portal to Kerberos. This virtual book blurb release and cover reveal tour is being hosted by Barclay Publicity and will last from June 25, to July 8, 2016!

Ms. Madow is also doing an awesome giveaway on her website - she is giving away an AmazonKindle Fire to one lucky winner at the end of her Blog Tour. This giveaway will run from June 24th to July 9th, 2016! Be sure to enter the KingSumo giveaway below, and I wish you all the very best of good luck in taking part!

The Portal to Kerberos Blog Tour Information:

Meet Michelle Madow
Michelle Madow writes fast-paced YA (young adult) fiction that will leave you turning the pages wanting more! She grew up in Baltimore, and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she writes books for young adults. Some of her favorite things are: reading, traveling, pizza, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time…

Deborah and James Howe - Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery

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10. Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery by Deborah and James Howe (1979)
The Bunnicula Series Book 1 Length: 116 pages  Genre: Horror  Started: 19 May 2016 Finished: 21 May 2016
Where did it come from? From Bookmooch
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 14 April 2015
Why do I have it? I like horror and Deborah and James Howe are new authors for me.

The Monroe family is just a typical American family - and still is in many respects. However, little does this normal family realize how much their situation will change by the end of a particularly  dark and stormy night. The family pets - Harold the dog and Chester the cat are both spending a quiet night at home, while Mom and Dad Monroe and their two sons - eight-year-old Toby and ten-year-old Pete - are at the movies.

By the time that the Monroes return, they seem to have acquired an unexpected guest - a tiny cute-looking black and white bunny, that the boys found bundled up in the very last row of the movie theater. Obviously, such an i…

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- is currently $3.99 to download from Amazon. I have it on good authority - Ms. Griffith herself - that the Amazon sale will only last for a limited time. Since this is actually the first time that the book has ever been on sale, I would advise you all to take advantage of it while you still can!

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 t…

Introducing Scraps of Paper by Kathryn Meyer Griffith!

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I'm delighted to tell you all that the first book in Kathryn Meyer Griffith's Spookie Town MysteriesSeries - Scraps of Paper- is currently free to download from Amazon. Having said that, I would also like to remind you that the book will remain free to download for a very limited time! Ms. Griffith has one teeny, tiny, little favor to ask of you all. If you'd be kind enough to write a brief but honest review of the books in the series for her on Amazon, she would be absolutely delighted. Just email Ms. Griffith at rdgriff@htc.net, and she'll be happy to send you a complimentary copy of any of the books to read.

Scraps of Paper by Kathryn Meyer Griffith is the first book in her Spookie Town Mysteries Series, and I had the pleasure of reading Book 2 in the series - All Things Slip Away - back in March of 2014! Here is my review. I'm delighted to say that I actually have Books 1 and 3 on my TBR pile as well, and I hope to read them some time soon. You can also download…

Stacy Juba - Dark Before Dawn

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9. Dark Before Dawn by Stacy Juba (2011)
The Young Ladies of Mystery Series Book 3
Length: 109 pages
Genre: Paranormal Mystery  Started: 6 May 2016 Finished: 12 May 2016 Where did it come from? Many thanks to Tami at Magic of Books Promotions for sending me a copy of this book to read. How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 25 April 2016 Why do I have it? I like paranormal mysteries and have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.
Sixteen-year-old Dawn Christian has recently moved to Covington, Maine to live with her new family - her mother, stepfather and seventeen-year-old stepbrother. Moving to a new town can be  difficult for anyone, but for Dawn it has been particularly stressful. Having lost her father at the age of seven, it's just been herself and her mom since then - or at least it was until her mother remarried and they moved in with her new husband and his son. Dawn is actually settling in fairly well - getting along with her new stepfather and stepbroth…

Stacy Juba - Twenty-Five Years Ago Today

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8. Twenty-Five Years Ago Today by Stacy Juba (2009)
The Young Ladies of Mystery Series Book 1 Length: 262 pages  Genre: Contemporary Mystery  Started: 1 May 2016 Finished: 8 May 2016 Where did it come from? From Amazon How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 25 December 2012 Why do I have it? I like contemporary mysteries and have read and enjoyed 25 Years in the Rearview Mirror: 52 Authors Look Back by the same author in the past.
Kristine Langley is obsessed with murder. This obsession stems from a tragic and traumatic event that occurred when she was twelve-years-old. Kris has always blamed herself for her twelve-year-old cousin's disappearance and brutal murder.

For the past two decades, she has kept a guilty secret to herself: she was actually the last person to see Nicole alive; and a childish argument was the reason why Kris had left her cousin to walk home alone. She has allowed the guilt of her actions that day pervade every aspect of her life. Her family may never realize th…

Introducing A Time of Demons and Angels by Kathryn Meyer Griffith!

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I'm delighted to tell you all that the book that Kathryn Meyer Griffith calls "my masterpiece" - the apocalyptic thriller A Time of Demons and Angels - is currently $3.99 to download from Amazon. I have it on good authority - Ms. Griffith herself - that the Amazon sale will only last for a limited time. Since this is the first time that the book has ever been on sale, I would advise you all to take advantage of it while you still can!

I had the pleasure of reading Ms. Griffith's apocalyptic end-of-days horror novel - previously titled, Before the End: A Time of Demons - back in July 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 roman…

Introducing Dinosaur Lake by Kathryn Meyer Griffith!

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I'm delighted to tell you all that the first book in Kathryn Meyer Griffith's thrilling Dinosaur Lake Series - Dinosaur Lake - is currently free to download from Amazon.Having said that,Iwould also like to remind you that the book will remain free to download for a very limited time! Ms. Griffith has one teeny, tiny, little favor to ask of you all. If you'd be kind enough to write a brief but honest review of the books in the series forheronAmazon, she would be absolutely delighted. Just email Ms. Griffith at rdgriff@htc.net, and she'll be happy to send you a complimentary copy of any of the books to read.

Dinosaur Lake by Kathryn Meyer Griffith is the first book in her Dinosaur Lake Series, 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 series - Check 'em out! ;)

Meet Kathryn Meyer Griffith
Since childhood I’ve been an artist and worked as a graphic designer in the corporate wor…

Introducing The Ceruleans Series by Megan Tayte!

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So, I was delighted to learn that Megan Tayte will be hosting a 'Ceruleans Print Party' for the entire month of June. Ms. Tayte is also hosting an awesome giveaway of her 5-book young adult fantasy series, The Ceruleans Series. This giveaway will last throughout the entire month of June and is open to everyone! 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.

I, myself, look forward to reading more of the saga of Scarlett Blake and the mysterious Ceruleans. I'm delighted to say that I actually have three of the five books in Megan Tayte's The CeruleansSeries on my TBR pile already. I hope to read them some time very soon, and I would advise you to grab your own copies as soon as possible! :)

Be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter form below, and I wish you all the very best of good luck in taking part!


Meet Megan Tayte

Once upon a time a little girl told her grandmother that when …

Reading Wrap-up For April 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 April 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, Paperback SwapAmazon.

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 :))
- Torn Roots by Scott Bury

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
- Kaitlin's Tale by Christine Amsden
- Dark Before Dawn by Stacy Juba
- The Wolf of Britannia Part I by Jess Steven Hughes

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
- Fire and Ice: A Novel by Julie Garwood
- Torn Roots by Scott Bury

Well, there it is...the breakdown! All in all, a very good reading month for me, considering.…