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Susan Peterson Wisnewski - BlindSight

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6. BlindSight by Susan Peterson Wisnewski (2012)
The Complete Adams Thriller Trilogy
Length: 238 pages
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Started: 16 March 2016
Finished: 30 March 2016
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Susan Peterson Wisnewski for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 16 June 2015
Why do I have it? I like paranormal mysteries and Susan Peterson Wisnewski is a new author for me.

Tisha Adams had once been living the dream: living with her best friend in a ritzy apartment in a New York City highrise; working as an assistant for a world-famous fashion designer. However, the dream was apparently just too good to last. After she is spectacularly fired from her dream job - and with threats of being blacklisted in the fashion industry still echoing in her ears - Tisha's former best friend finds her in a compromising situation and promptly kicks Tisha out of their shared apartment. Having lost both her dream job and her apartment in one d…

Introducing Darkly, Deeply, Beautifully by Megan Tayte!

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So, I was delighted to learn that Megan Tayte recently released Darkly, Deeply, Beautifully - the fifth 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 …

May You All Have a Blessed St. Patrick's Day!

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To all of our dear friends - old and new, those found online and in real life - may you all have the best and most blessedly beautiful St. Patrick's Day!

May you read well and often

Book Spotlight For The Strength of a Heart by Ioana Visan

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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 fantasy author Ioana Visan author of The Strength of a Heart - Book 2 of TheStolen WingsSeries - to Emeraldfire's Bookmark. This is also my twenty-fourth Book Spotlight post ever, but I still hope that I do The Strength of a Heart by Ioana Visan justice.

About The Strength of a Heart:

One day, a pair of wings will change the world. Alise’s wings are killing her.

Twice condemned to death, Alise is slowly fading away after a poisonous Mermaid’s bite, but Rafe will have none of that. Along with two other Guardians of Balance and Alise’s human friend, they go in search of a cure in The Mists, where Gorem’s Wizard is in hiding.

Their journey will be met with danger and strife along the way. With werewolves, demons, dangerous sea creatures, and Alise’s poisoned-filled wings growing back, their chance of survival is slim.

Will Alise survive another murderous plot?

Purchase y…

Introducing Kaitlin's Tale by Christine Amsden!

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I'm delighted to announce that the award-winning author Christine Amsden has listened to the fans of the Cassie Scot Series. In response to the overwhelming desire of many for her to tell the story of Cassie's best friend, Kaitlin, Christine is honored to present Kaitlin's Tale - which will be coming out in May. To celebrate the release of Kaitlin's Tale,Ms. Amsdenis hosting two Release Parties on Facebook -one to commemorate the release of the ebook, and the other to commemorate the print release.

Ms. Amsden is hosting the first of two Release Parties for Kaitlin's Tale on Facebookon Monday, May 16th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in CDT - also known as Central Daylight Time! The second Facebook Release Party will take place on Friday, July 15th - to celebrate the print release of Kaitlin's Tale by Christine Amsden. Sounds like it's going to be a blast!

As Christine says: "In a way, this is a one-day review blitz (with two days to choose from). But with a party…

C. S. Feldman - Fey: A Fantasy Novella

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5. Fey: A Fantasy Novella by C. S. Feldman (2015)
Length: 123 pages
Genre: Short Story
Started: 1 March 2016
Finished: 8 March 2016
Where did it come from? Many thanks to C. S. Feldman for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 6 November 2015
Why do I have it? I like short stories and C. S. Feldman is a new author for me.

Nessa Donnelly has been happily married to her husband Reg for four years. In all that time, she has never once mentioned her family - claiming only that she has been on her own for a long time. The truth is that Nessa Donnelly does have family - her father, Hugh and brother Orin - but she hasn't seen either of them for many, many years. Although she  doesn't understand what caused their initial estrangement, she can't completely quell the sneaking suspicion that it is her choice of career - a sculptress in a family of stonemasons - that has made her something of a disappointment to her father.

While it seems that …

Reading Wrap-up For February 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 February 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 :))
- Mirror World by John Calicchia
- Seal of a Monk by Eden Baylee

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
- The Bad Lady: A Novel by John Meany
- Rock Bottom by Mi'kea
- Seal of a Monk by Eden Baylee

Well, there it is...the breakdown! All in all, a very good reading month for me, considering. Here's a further breakdown:

Books Read: 2
Pages Read:…