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Ken McGorry - Ghost Hampton: A Novel

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20. Ghost Hampton: A Novel by Ken McGorry (2016)
The Ghost Hampton Series Book 1
Length: 456 pages
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Started: 5October 2016
Finished: 28 October 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 28 September 2016 Why do I have it? I like paranormal mysteries and Ken McGorry is a new author for me.
Living in the town of Southampton, New York, Lyle Hall had acquired a reputation for being a notoriously tough real estate lawyer. It was a reputation that was certainly well-deserved, as he was known to be a difficult person to deal with - both in and out of the courtroom. He was definitely not the type of person who has ever allowed feelings of sentimentality to get in the way of him doing whatever was in his client's best interest. And if it just so happened that Lyle Hall's own best interests were also met during his career, then so much the better.
How…

Blog Tour For I, Angus by Mike Hartner From November 1, 2016 to January 27, 2017 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Mike Hartner will be touring the blogosphere to promote his historical novel I, Angus. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up Your Book and will last from November 1, to January 27, 2017!

I, Angus 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.

Mike’s latest book is I, Angus (The Eternity Series Book 4).
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About I, Angus:
During a time of civil strife and purging the North has lost more men to Wars then it ever did to Nature. Angus has grown up learnin…

D. L. Richardson, author of Welcome to the Apocalypse, chats about Amazon's Kindle Scout Publishing Program for Independent Authors

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I'm delighted to announce that the science fiction novel, Welcome to the Apocalypse by D. L. Richardson recently been nominated by Amazon's Kindle Scout Program for possible publication. Starting on September 28th and lasting until October 28th, Welcome to the Apocalypse by D. L. Richardson will be part of its own campaign for publication. Yes, from September 28th to October 28th, Welcome to the Apocalypse by D. L. Richardson will be subject to the voting process. Your vote counts, so be sure to vote today!

Meet D. L. Richardson

Debbie Richardson is a writer of speculative fiction. Her favorite authors influence her to write: Dean Koontz, Stephen King and Anne Rice. She wanted to be a musician first but decided writing had better hours. She wants to be as prolific as her favorite authors and she loves meeting readers and sharing her writing tips with other authors. When she's not writing she's reading, killing weeds in the garden, walking the dog, or apologizing to her…

Michael Phillip Cash - Schism: The Battle For Darracia

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Reread. Schism: The Battle For Darracia by Michael Phillip Cash (2013)
(Revised Author's Edition 2015)
The Battle For Darracia Saga Book 1 Length: 188 pages Genre: Science Fiction Originally Read: 20 June 2014 Reread Finished: 14 October 2016 Where did it come from? Originally I received two copies of Schism from Michael Phillip Cash and Red Feather Publishingback in February and April of 2014. Then, back in June of 2015, Susan at My Book Tour sent me a copy of the Revised Author's Edition to read. Many thanks also to Dorothy at Pump up Your Book for sending me a copy of the Revised Author's Edition to read in September of 2016. I downloaded a copy of this book from Amazon also in September of 2016.

So, back on February 8th, 2014, Mr. Cash was kind enough to send me a copy of Schism to read. Schism by Michael Phillip Cash is the first book in The Battle For Darracia Saga, and after the book began to win awards, I received another copy of the book from Red Feather Publishing on …

Introducing Dinosaur Lake IV: Dinosaur Wars 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.Also,with the recent publication of the fourth and final installment of the Dinosaur Lake Series - Dinosaur Lake IV: Dinosaur Wars- back in September, 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 gr…

Book Review Campaign For The Blue Witch by Joni Parker - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Joni Parker will be touring the blogosphere to promote her fantasy novel The Blue Witch. This is Ms. Parker's second virtual book review campaign with Pump up Your Book! It will last until January 15, 2017 so come join us for all the fun!

The Blue Witch Book Review Campaign Information:


Meet Joni Parker
Joni Parker was born in Chicago, Illinois, but left the windy city at an early age when her family moved to Japan. Upon return to the United States, her family moved to Phoenix, Arizona where she graduated from Camelback High School and began college. However within months, Joni quit college and joined the Navy where she became a Photographer’s Mate.

After 3 years in the Navy, she returned to college and got married. She got a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and an MBA before she returned to the Navy. As a Commissioned Officer, Joni attended the US Army Command and General Staff College, completing a Master of Military Arts and Sc…

Sylvia Little - Mystery at Raven Abbey

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18. Mystery at Raven Abbey by Sylvia Little (1952)
Length: 183 pages  Genre: Contemporary Mystery  Started: 15 August 2016 Finished: 8 October 2016 Where did it come from? This was a birthday present given to me by a friend when I was ten years old. How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 1 June 1988 Why do I have it? I like contemporary mysteries and Sylvia Little is a new author for me.
Sixteen-year-old Leslie Braithwaite and her brother Gerry; nicknamed Boy, and sixteen-year-old Betty Scott and her brother John; nicknamed J. S. are getting ready to start the school term at both 'Raven Abbey School For Girls' and its counterpart: 'Friars School For Boys'. The mysterybegins approximately a week before school starts, when the four friends decide to go sightseeing around the town. They happen to meet someone who they all know rather well, but who acts like he doesn't recognize them. While this chance meeting is certainly a very curious occurrence, Leslie, Boy, Betty an…

Cyci Cade - Tut Reborn

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17. Tut Reborn by Cyci Cade (2016)
Length: 432 pages  Genre: Historical Fantasy  Started: 27 September 2016 Finished: 6 October 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 13 August 2016 Why do I have it? I like historical fantasy and Cyci Cade is a new author for me.
According to Egyptian history, in 1323 BC, Egypt's youngest pharaoh died at the age of nineteen after ruling his country for a decade. You may think you know the true story of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun and of ancient Egypt, but what if the actual story didn't end quite the way you had always believed? Suffused with love; permeated with conspiracy; and immersed in treason - Tutankhamun's spectacular story unfolds in a myriad of surprising ways; ways that you can't even begin to imagine. As a matter of fact, what if Tutankhamun's story never ended at all?
After the Pharaoh Akhenaton is murdered, h…

Blog Tour For One of Windsor: The Untold Story of America's First Witch Hanging by Beth M. Caruso From November 1, 2016 to November 30, 2016 - Come Join Us!

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Hello Everyone! I am extremely happy to announce that Beth M. Caruso will be touring the blogosphere to promote her historical novel One of Windsor: The Untold Story of America's First Witch Hanging. This virtual book tour is being hosted by Pump up Your Book and will last from November 1, to November 30, 2016!


Ms. Caruso is also doing an awesome giveaway - she is giving away a Free Kindle copy of One of Windsor: The Untold Story of America's First Witch Hanging 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!


Oneof Windsor: The Untold Story of America's First Witch Hanging Blog Tour Information:
Meet Beth M. Caruso
Beth M. Caruso grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and spent her childhood writing puppet shows and witches’ cookbooks. She became interested in French Literature and Hispanic Studies, receiving a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cincinnati. She later obt…

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, Paperback Swap 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 :))
- Across the Long Sea by Sarah Remy
- The Prophecy of Shadows by Michelle Madow

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
- The Gladiator's Girl by Amy Hearst
- The Gladiator's Goddess by Amy Hearst
- The Sevenfold Spell by Tia Nevitt
- The Magic Mirror and the Seventh Dwarf by Tia Nevitt
- The Battle For Darracia: The Complete Saga by Michael Phillip Cash
- Ghost Hampton: A Novel by Ken McGorry
- Time and…