Monday, December 31, 2012

My Favorite Kindle Books of 2012

2012 was a wonderful years for books, especially those in the young adult genre (which I love). Don't ask me to place the following books in order, because I loved them all so much. Also, not all of these are young adult books. Some are not appropriate for those under the age of 18. Happy New Year!

Howl by Jody Morse and Jayme Morse
(Read My Review)

Fifteen-year-old Samara McKinley is not your average teenager. Unlike her best friend, Emma Taylor, Samara’s life does not revolve around partying and trying to fit in at school. In between playing the peacekeeper for her troubled family and crushing on the cute new boy at school, Samara sets out to stay to true to herself. But that all changes when she is bitten by a wolf. Samara begins living a double life – human by day, wolf by night.

As Samara watches her relationships with those closest to her fall apart, she finds refuge in the mysterious wolf that bit her. Determined to keep her alter-ego secret from her family and friends, Samara soon discovers that her family has a few secrets of their own – secrets that could turn her life upside down forever.

Recommended for ages 10 and up due to mild language, underage drinking, and mild sexual references.

White Witch by Trish Milburn
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Is Her Family's Business.No One Quits The Family And Lives To Tell About It."Jax" Pherson has power, enough power to know her future will end in service to the dark coven her father controls. Unless she can stay hidden in a small community in the mountains of North Carolina. She must find a way to live without magic and deny the darkness she feels welling up inside her-the same dark power that fuels the covens around the world.All she wants is a normal life. A boyfriend. Friends. Some place to belong, but all too soon Jax's barely begun new life hangs in the balance when she discovers that the boy she's attracted to is sworn to kill her kind. He's a hunter with good reason to kill everything that goes bump in the night.Even the most fleeting use of her power is tantamount to signing her death warrant and will bring both hunter and coven down on her. But can she walk away when her friends are threatened by an old evil? Something created by the magic of witches? Jax's only hope of survival is to convince the boy she loves to forget everything he's ever been taught and help her find a way to fight the covens. To believe there is some good in her.

One Snowy Night Before Christmas by Pamela Fryer
$2.99 or FREE for Prime Members

 Jessica Jeffries hates Christmas. With all the commercialism, stress and chaos, there are a lot of people who feel the same way. But Jessie has more reason than most for hating it. She’s been robbed, dumped, caught pneumonia, broken her leg, and this year she ran over Santa Claus with her truck.

Tom Dunham’s holiday is turning out to be pretty awful. Not only is he suddenly responsible for a six-year-old daughter he hasn’t seen since infancy, but Amy holds him personally responsible for uprooting her, making it impossible for Santa to find her on Christmas morning.

Things go from bad to worse when Tom’s car breaks down on a freezing mountain road, but he gets a reprieve when a young woman who looks more like a Victoria’s Secret model than a tow truck driver comes to his rescue. Suddenly things are looking up—until she runs over an old man with an eerie resemblance to St. Nick.

Warning: One Snowy Night Before Christmas might just make you believe in Santa Claus again. If you’re a fan of Donna Kauffman, Jane Graves and Jill Shalvis, this Christmas story is sure to make you yearn for eggnog and gingerbread cookies.

**Contains sexual content; this story is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**
Length: 35,000 words (approximately 100 pages)

20 Shades of Purple by Chris MacRye
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$0.99 or FREE for Prime Members

Joanna and Otto Levell are ordinary, middle-aged, empty nesters; until Joanna reads a popular series on sex, bondage, and domination. Armed with sex manuals, marital aids, and the advice of her best friend Wendy, Joanna pushes the boundries of their love life.

20 Shades of Purple is a delightfully naughty, fast-paced story which perfectly blends honesty, laugh-out-loud humor, and adult themes. This book contains sexual references and is intended for adult readers.


The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
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In a future world, vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity.

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.

Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die…or become one of the monsters.

Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.

Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.

But it isn't easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.

Spells: Ten Tales of Magic - $0.99 Goodie

Spells: Ten Tales of Magic
$0.99 - 12/31/2012

Ten short story of fantasy, edited by Rayne Hall.

The authors of these ten tales have spun yarns based on the premise that magic is real, but it requires skill to harness its force, and abuse brings danger. Suspend your disbelief, and find out what happens when people use magic to gain power, healing, wisdom or love.

Some stories take place in fantasy lands, others in the world you know. Some are short, others long; some are funny, others poignant; some aim to entertain, others to make you think. Each author has a different vision of magic, a different way of telling a story, and a different writing style. See which of them resonate with you.

Read about wizardry, witchcraft and sorcery. Let the stories guide you into worlds where magic is real, and enjoy the enchantment.

Will Ambrose betray his magic system just to save an idiot prince?

2. OBSESSION by Pamela Turner
Some questions are best left unasked.

3. LADY BARD by Cherie Reich
A love song may be the only cure for a cursed prince.

4. THE FINAL SPARK by CJ Burright
She couldn't afford to fail again.

5. ST JAKE OF THE FUNHOUSE by Douglas Kolacki
For Edward, the 'saint' part was the scariest.

6. BARNABAS by Jeff Hargett
Sixty years, Barnabas has searched for his magic. Will he finally find it in Matilda’s Magic Shop?

7. BY YOUR OWN FREE WILL by Rayne Hall
What price would you pay to get your heart's desire?

8. A MAGICAL MELODY by Ciara Ballintyne
In a world where magic is in the music, Avram must settle the score before it's too late.

9. BRAINS, SEX OR MONEY? by Tara Maya
What would you choose?

10. THE WHITE RAVEN'S FEATHER by David D. Levine
Ibude is a warm-weather wizard held hostage in a frozen land, but his troubles can still get worse.

To reflect the author's individual voices, you will find British and American English words and spellings in this book, as well as different styles of punctuation. Some of these stories have been previously published in books, magazines and ezines.

Emergency Fund 101 by Carolyn Stone and Jeff Hamilton Review

Author: Carolyn Stone and Jeff Hamilton
Pages: 90
Price: $3.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

We all know the importance of an emergency fund, but sometimes we need a brutal reminder of how not having an emergency account can hurt us. As someone who is in debt up to her eyeballs, I know I need to start saving money so I can stop relying on credit. The only problem is finding a way to have extra money to put back when I have so many financial obligations. Still, I decided to give Emergency Fund 101: How to Save Money for Unexpected Expenses a try and I'm glad I did.

Not only does this book address my issue of being in excessive debt, but it's an encouraging look at how it really is possible to build a savings account that will cover the unexpected. It even tells you why so many financial experts suggest having at least $1,000 for the unexpected. I have to admit that I was really impressed with this book and would recommend it to anyone that needs to build an emergency fund. Whether you're in your 20s or have even retired, you need to build an account to cover those unexpected expenses. Take it from someone who just scrambled to find the money to replace a destroyed tire, you need to be prepared. Check out this book and start building your account $1 at a time.

Blood Iris 2012 (A Dark Fantasy Anthology) - FREEBIE

Blood Iris 2012 (A Dark Fantasy Anthology)
FREE - 12/31/2012

Drift into darkness with the Blood Iris 2012 anthology--a collection of eerie dark fantasy shorts that will chill you to the core. From classic surreal horror to paranormal romance, from werewolves to vampires and everything in between, Blood Iris features some of the best fiction from talented dark fantasy authors to keep you up at night on All Hallows' Moon.

"Til Human Voices Wake Us" - Annie Bellet
"Monkey Business" - Elle Casey
"The Grimm Brother" - BD Greyer
"Mama's Sword" - Ada Hoffmann
"Faithful" - Maurice Lawless
"The Door in Red Hook" - Joshua Grover-David Patterson
"The Raven and the Razor" - Chelsea Pitcher
"Monsters" - SM Reine
"The Werewolf of Narashtovik" - Edward W. Robertson
"With the Sun and the Moon in His Eyes" - Abby Rustad
"Fire Licked" - Anna Sanders

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Katie's Hellion by Lizzy Ford - $0.99 Goodie

Katie's Hellion by Lizzy Ford

Katie didn't send her boyfriend to Hell, but she's going there to bust him out!

Katie thinks she’s going crazy when a baby angel and death’s personal assistant appear on her doorstep. Both claim she’s destined for something great. If she can survive, that is. She’s drawn into a world filled with immortals like Rhyn, an outcast who claims her as his mate in a show of defiance to his brothers. Katie rescues Rhyn from Hell, and he discovers fast just how special his little human is. With Death counting his days on one hand, Rhyn must learn to love, before his own time is up and Katie becomes the first human casualty in the brewing war between immortals.

Will the love between a gifted young woman and an immortal outcast save the world-- or destroy it?

30 Daily Weight Loss Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle - FREE

30 Daily Weight Loss Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle by Joshua Wylie
FREE - 12/30/2012

Beware: No Fad Diets Here!

It's not about gaining more information about weight loss...
It's about finally putting that information into action!

People are under the impression that they need to find some hot new secret to weight loss, some magic piece of information that will suddenly help them lose weight. How many times have you been sold that lie? Yet, when people are shopping for a weight loss book, that is what they expect: revolutionary information.

Sorry to disappoint you, but there really is no new information when it comes to weight loss. You probably know most of the tips in my book. You probably know most of the tips in most of the weight loss books being sold online!

Having information about weight loss won't get you to lose weight... only taking action will!

30 Daily Weight Loss Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle provides a month-long plan that gets you to take action, one step at a time. By implementing just 1 new thing to your daily routine, you will be able to create healthy lifestyle patterns that will not only help you to lose weight, but keep the weight off as well!

What's In This Book

In 30 Daily Weight Loss Tips for a Healthy Lifstyle, you will:
  • Learn multiple exercises that you can do almost anywhere, without a gym or without spending any money on workout products,
  • Make tweaks to your eating habits that you will hardly notice, but that will drastically reduce your fat and calorie intake,
  • Find different ways to stay motivated when this lifestyle change becomes difficult making you want to quit,
  • Finally take action, instead of just trying to learn new information.

If you want to find the magic bullet to weight loss, have fun on your never-ending quest.

If you want to finally lose weight and keep the weight off, then buy this book and commit to following it for 30 days. You will see results!

Dralin by John H. Carroll - FREEBIE

Dralin by John H. Carroll
FREE - 12/30/2012

There are many cities in the world of Ryallon that know the touch of despair and evil, but none like Dralin. Towers of wizards rise high into the air, shrouded in the mists of magical smog. Poor sleep in the alleyways, becoming deformed by pollution. Life is short for many.

Throughout all of it, the cunning and dangerous members of the City Guard do their best to keep evil and crime from destroying the citizens of Dralin. Trained to fight in streets that make no sense, they keep wickedness from taking over completely.

A young woman fleeing her past makes Dralin her destination. A young Guardsman with his own dark history hopes to make a difference in a city that is without hope. Are sorrow and despair their only destiny, or can love redeem them? Two young girls raised in this city learn life's hard lessons early. Will they be defeated by its evil?

Underneath the city lie hidden dangers even more terrible than those that lurk in its dark streets. Ancient ruins of civilizations past still hold onto the memories of how grand they once were, while menacing creatures hope for a tasty meal to venture into their domain.

The Dralin Trilogy is a swords-and-sorcery fantasy series following the lives of a few unusual individuals as they desperately try to survive in the sinister city of Dralin.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Daisy Madigan's Paradise by Suzy Turner - FREEBIE

Daisy Madigan's Paradise by Suzy Turner
FREE - 12/29/2012

When tragedy falls upon 15 year old Daisy Madigan, she escapes to the only place she feels safe, the cemetery of Abney Park. There, in the company of the dearly departed, she realizes she is changing, growing stronger and faster by the day. But in the darkness lurks a terror even she can't imagine facing.

Daisy Madigan's Paradise is a Morgan Sisters novella. Check out The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw, the full length first novel in the series.

Friday, December 28, 2012

The Grimm Diaries Prequels Vol 1-6 by Cameron Jace - $0.99 Goodie

The Grimm Diaries Prequels Vol 1-6 by Cameron Jace

What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong?

Warning: these Grimm Prequels are like snap shots of a magical land you're about to visit soon. I like to think of them as poisoned apples. Once you taste them, you will never see fairy tales in the same light again.
This Grimm Diaries Prequels are a number of short books in the form of epistolary diary entries. The diaries are more of teasers for the upcoming series: The Grimm Diaries, allowing you to get a glimpse of what to expect of the series. The 6 diaries are told by The Evil Queen, Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, the Devil, Prince Charming, and Alice Grimm 
The first book in the Series will be out in February 2013, called SNOW WHITE SORROW.

Series Description:
The Grimm Diaries are pages written in a Book of Sand, where each fairy tale character confessed the true stories once altered by the Brothers Grimm two centuries ago. To keep the truth about fairy tales hidden, the Brothers Grimm buried the characters in their dreams to never wake up again. But the curse is broken now, and the characters are allowed to wake up every one hundred years. They intend to tell the truth about really happened, and about an untold cosmic conflict between fairy tale characters.
List of the available Grimm Diaries Prequels:

1 Snow White Blood Red
narrated by The Snow White Queen

2 Ashes to Ashes and Cinder to Cinder
narrated by Alice Grimm

3 Beauty Never Dies
narrated by Peter Pan

4 Ladle Rotten Rat Hut
narrated by Little Red Riding Hood

5 Mary Mary Quite Contrary

6 Blood Apples
narrated by Prince Charming

7 Jawigi
narrated by sandman Grimm

The Thief Who Stole Midnight by Christiana Miller - FREEBIE

The Thief Who Stole Midnight by Christiana Miller 
FREE - 12/28/2012

Mike and Maddie, a young couple with a new baby, are rushing home to prepare for their first family New Year's Eve party. When they arrive, however, they're shocked to find their apartment has been robbed. Even worse, the burglar is still there -- sound asleep on their bed!

But it's New Year's in Chicago, which means that they're on a wait list for the cops and Maddie's anti-Chicago, pro-suburbs family is due to arrive any minute. So Mike and Maddie tie up the burglar and hide him in their room, hoping to fake their way through the party until midnight.

When Mike's born-again Wiccan grandmother unexpectedly shows up with her new boy-toy husband, things go from weird to wacky. Then, when the cops arrive right before midnight and arrest Mike and Maddie for unlawful detainment and kidnapping, things go from wacky to worse.

Soon, Mike, Maddie and Maddie's best friend, Rio, are down at the police station, each pleading their view of events, about the New Year's Eve party that none of them will ever forget.

Witchy, Witchy by Penelope King - FREEBIE

Witchy, Witchy, by Penelope King
FREE - 12/28/2012

"Love, mystery, danger and magic all rolled into one really remarkable story! I flew thru this book in one sitting! Hurry up and please release the next book! I'm so excited! Thank you for letting me escape in magic for a little while."  (5/5 stars) Lauren, Goodreads

"I was enthralled within a couple of pages, and ready to rock along with this story, which only gets better as it rolls along...Once again, I can recommend a don't miss novel. Get this one, settle in and relax, and prepare to enjoy yourself immensely!"  (5/5 stars)  Mallory Anne-Marie, Goodreads

                     Introducing book #1 in the enchanting Spellbound trilogy...

     When Calista McCoy moves from the slums of the Louisiana Bayou to an illustrious beach community in California, she knows her life is going to take a drastic turn. But once she arrives at the beautiful mansion by the sea, dark secrets are revealed...secrets that become even more complicated when she meets the gorgeous neighbor boy, Nicholas, and she feels an unexplainable--and undeniable--attraction.

     Her new life seems almost too good to be true. But as everyone knows, when something seems too good to be true, it usually is.

     ...And in Calista's case, it could be deadly.

Witchy, Witchy is a full length paranormal romance novel. Book #2 in the Spellbound trilogy, Kiss the Crystal Sun, is now available.

                      What other readers are saying about Witchy, Witchy...

"I gave this book 5 stars! I loved it. I loved how long of an e-book it was, I couldn't put it down! The story line was great, the writing was great & it just held my interest all the way to the end. I was teetering on how the guys would end up. Can NOT wait to read #2 in the series." Michelle, Goodreads

"This book made me absolutely giddy. This is like a supernatural coming of age novel...I couldn't have been more devastated, then when the words stopped and the story ended." (4/5 stars) Katrina - Kindred Dreamheart

"This book was amazing, a real page turner, I couldn't put it down! The only thing that I wish was different was the ending, but non the less, easily one of my favorite books. I can't wait to see what happens next!!" (5/5 stars) Ally, Goodreads

"This is the third book I have read by Penelope King and this one was just as good as the Demonblood Series. She is an imaginative and descriptive writer and I really like her writing style. It is so easy to just fall into the book from the first paragraph.I can't wait for the next in the series, which hopefully is not too far away." Suzanne, Paranormal Book Fan

Fans of The Secret Circle, Twilight, and Charmed will fall in love with the enchanting world of romance and magical intrigue of Witchy, Witchy!

Spellbound #2, Kiss the Crystal Sun, and #3, Dawn of the Morningstar, are both available now!!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

My Guardian Idiot by Barbra Annino - $0.99 Goodie

My Guardian Idiot by Barbra Annino

rom the author of the Stacy Justice Mysteries. A short collection of fantasy stories to tickle your funny bone.

A woman is saddled with a bumbling angel sent to protect her.

A therapist with a unique strategy for healing her patients.

An antiques dealer inherits a genie who seems to be hard of hearing.

A funeral director receives on odd request from a famous horror author.

The son of Venus has a plan for his over-worked mother.

Girl 99 by Andy P. Jones - FREEBIE

Girl 99 by Andy P. Jones
FREE - 12/27/2012

William Fisher is on a mission to bring the total number of his sexual conquests up to 100.

During the course of his quest he sleeps with a colleague, a colleague of a friend, a friend of a friend, a friend of a friend’s wife, the estate agent selling his flat, and several more besides. Everything is going, if not well, then at least according to plan … and then Fisher goes and ruins it all by falling for Girl 99.

Girl 99 is a story about love, sex and the sticky area in between.

Fair Maiden by Cheri Schmidt - FREEBIE

Fair Maiden by Cheri Schmidt 
FREE - 12/27/2012

It's the Victorian era in England, but Tessa is from the medieval past. She awakens within a castle she has never seen before. Knowledge of her name also evades her. However, even worse than not knowing who or where she is, she cannot recall how she died or why she is dressed as a bride.

Along with Christian, the earl of the castle she haunts, Tessa tries to discover who she is and break the spell holding her in a prison of death. They never imagined the curse keeping them apart is the only thing protecting her, until it's too late.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Menopause Joy by Melinda Richards

Menopause Joy by Melinda Richards
$6.99 or FREE for Prime Members

Menopause Joy makes you see menopause relief in a totally new way. It shows you that menopause is a transition to freedom of the wise woman. It gives you quick, easy to use solutions for all the problems of menopause and all the emotional issues you may also be dealing with at this time. Using the integrative model of care, it addresses all that is you, physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual and provides down to earth solutions to restore you to wholeness. It is highly recommended for every woman that is seeking total insightful solution for all menopause issues. In this book you will discover how Dr. Melinda Richards has helped over twenty thousand women get rid of menopause symptoms and feel young again. She says it is menopause solutions made easy and rewarding for you.
Dr. Melinda Richards, as a renowned physician, has really written the most up-to-date guide covering all aspects of menopause.
You will find out if you are experiencing menopause, and gain insight and information about
Stopping your hot flashes in 10 days or less.
Secrets that will help your skin glow again.
Supplements and vitamins that will banish all your menopause symptoms for good.
Secrets that will revive your sex life after menopause.
How to secure the products that will help you.
Plus you will arm yourself with all the information to keep you happy and healthy for the rest of your life. An amazing read. Plus this is the first book in the series all designed to bring you wellness and joy.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Boy Who Played With Dark Matter by Holy Ghost Writer Review

Title: The Boy Who Played With Dark Matter
Author: Holy Ghost Writer
Price: $3.33
Rating: 5 out of 5

Holy Ghost Writer has done it again. The Boy Who Played With Dark Matter is an engrossing adventure that keeps you turning the pages rushing to see what happens next. Again, the detail of this author's work brings the story to life, allowing the reader to see the story unfold in their imagination.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves sci-fi and adventure. It's well written and such an interesting story. You'll find it hard not to finish the book in one sitting.

The Sultan of Monte Cristo by Holy Ghost Writer Review

Title: The Sultan of Monte Cristo: First Sequel to the Count of Monte Cristo
Author: Holy Ghost Writer
Pages: 78
Price: $0.99
Rated: 4 out of 5 Stars

I've never read The Count of Monte Cristo, but after curling up with the sequel written by Holy Ghost Writer, I'm thinking I should. This is one of those books that is truly hard to put down. You just want to keep reading long into the night. With only 78 pages, you'll have this sequel finished in no time.

I enjoy the vivid story telling that Holy Ghost Writer was able to accomplish. It wasn't the type of book that I would normally read, but I loved it. It had the same adventurous style that writers used long before there was TV and other means of entertainment, allowing your imagination to paint beautiful scenes thanks to the detail the author provides.

I recommend The Sultan of Monto Cristo to anyone who enjoys the classics, but especially to those who enjoyed The Count of Monte Cristo.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Boy Who Played With Dark Matter by The Holy Ghost Writer

The Boy Who Played With Dark Matter (The Count of Monte Cristo) by The Holy Ghost Writer
$3.33 or FREE for Prime Members

Zeddy, a 6 year old boy in the year 2099, is exposed to dark matter after his father Zane visits Zamira through a vortex. Dark matter takes many forms, and the first manifestation comes as a zutterfly, similar to Earth's butterfly. He plays a game called Zloat with this zutterfly named Zmally. Zamira, a dark matter planet in the constellation Libra is also referred to as the World of Z as all words there start with the letter Z. In the year 2099, The International Government controls the entire earth and all human movement making an adventure difficult to find Zane after he disappears without a trace. Book 11 takes us into the future of the Count of Monte Cristo series leaving readers waiting for book 12 to understand the connection to The Sultan of Monte Cristo (book 2) and That Girl Started Her Own Country (book 6).

Friday, December 21, 2012

Marne of the Vampire Kind by Paige Ryan - FREEBIE

Marne of the Vampire Kind by Paige Ryan
FREE - December 21st and 22nd

What is a vampire of the Kind?  AnnaMaria knows better than most.  But her past and present become entangled when her Adept stumbles upon Marne, the legendary lost child of the Kind.   Finding her should have been cause for celebration, except she's seriously injured.   It's bad enough that Marne's companion doesn't like people, but things get worse when AnnaMaria discovers Marne's being chased by a vampire hunter with malevolence on his one track mind.   Now AnnaMaria must solve the mystery surrounding them before it plunges them all into danger.   In this first book of a new vampire series, AnnaMaria must remember the past, unravel the present, and even consult the dead before a web of deceit becomes the death of them all. 

The Kind can die.  Will they survive?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Witch's Tale by Maralee Lowder Promo

A Witch's Tale
by Maralee Lowder

ISBN-13: 978-1481023979
ISBN-10: 1481023977

Publisher: Taylor Street Books

When hard-bittern reporter Mac McCormick is sent to Port Bellmont to report on the chilling death of the popular Reverend Elkins who has been found ritually sacrificed in a field just outside the town, he encounters an enraged crowd baying for the blood of a coven of witches whom it believes responsible for the crime.

However, when Mac subsequently meets the youngest of the witches, the beautiful flame-haired Cassie Adams, he immediately starts to doubt the crowd’s interpretation of events - or has he just fallen under her cunning spell?

About the Author:

Maralee Lowder found so much pleasure in reading such a wide spectrum of romance genres, she has never been able to write in just one. Her novels run the gamut of contemporary, historical, humorous, horror, paranormal and suspense.

Look for the sequel to "The Morticians Wife" coming soon

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Hellfire & Damnation by Conne Corcoran Wilson Review

Title: Hellfire & Damnation II
Author: Connie Corcoran Wilson
Genre: Horror

There's monsters and then there's more serious horror. Horror stories that pick at the recesses of your brain, begging to be explored as you try to sleep. That's exactly what Connie Corcoran Wilson offers readers in Hellfire and Damnation II.

I recommend Hellfire & Damnation II to anyone that enjoys a good scare, one that you can't seem to shake. At a price of only $2.99 (or FREE for Prime Members), you can't go wrong with this collection from an award winning author.

Reviewer was provided a copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Burning Bridges Excerpt

Title: Burning Bridges
Series: The Bleeding Heart Trilogy # 1
Author: Nad├Ęge Richards
Published: Self-Published – July 14th, 2012
Word Count: 93,000
Genre: YA Dystopia
Recommended Age: 16+

Do or Die...

In a world that has been divided amongst the Hunter race and the Warrior, prisoners who have fallen prey to King Cyrus' decrees are forced into the arena to fight until death. Winner is granted mercy and privilege to see another sunrise. Death unto the weak. In an attempt to get back at everyone who has ever shut her out, seventeen year-old Princess Echo becomes another victim, dragging Ayden, her forbidden love, along in a race to freedom, to find out who she really is, and to put a world that has been swallowed by lies back together again.

In the first installment of The Bleeding Heart Trilogy, life becomes a dangerous game of kill or be killed, love or let go. When death threatens the forbidden love of an unlikely couple and they are forced to do the unthinkable, to what extent will they go to be together?


I knew, without a shadow of a doubt, I was going to die tonight. There was no escaping it or any way around it. I couldn’t run from my destiny this time; I couldn’t hide. No, tonight I faced my fate in the chambers of death. The screams of the crowd in the arena filled my ears, the shouts of excitement and laughter boiling my heart down to nothing but untainted sorrow. I refused to open my eyes, but I could sense where I was by that rusty smell of metal and dried blood Father brought home with him every day. The shackles that bound my ankles and wrists to the wall confirmed it. I was a prisoner in my own home, my own Haven. I couldn’t fathom how in forty-eight hours my life had taken a complete three-sixty spin, but here I was, locked in the dungeon of my father’s kingdom, hidden from the world until it was my time to surface.

About the Author:

Born in New York City and raised in Pennsylvania, Nadege has traveled to five other states and two countries, but aspires to travel the world some day. Her name is of French origin, though she's never been to France. Forever a lover of art and all things pertaining to Literature, she hopes to obtain knowledge from her writing career, rather than popularity or fame. She wrote her first story about aliens and goats in the 8th grade and has had a passion for story-telling ever since. Her friends and family are her biggest inspiration, and the occasional cup of coffee. She enjoys being part of the Indie community and sharing her stories with the world.

Don't Miss Book 2 Releases!

Title: Deceiving Destiny
Series: The Bleeding Heart Trilogy # 2
Release Date: December 22nd, 2012

When your destiny lies in the hands of your enemy, there’s only one thing you won’t do to save the ones you love...
Now free from the walls that confine New Haven, the place she had once believed to be her home, Echo must find a way to put an end to a war only she has the power to stop. She has yet to discover her true abilities as a hybrid leader, but what happens when the dreams that plague her become something more? Someone more? In the midst of exploring her love for Ayden and venturing through forbidden lands for a key that will explain everything, Echo finds Kahl—the boy that haunts her in her sleep, yet has the hidden answers she seeks. And Echo will do just about anything to get them.
In the second installment of The Bleeding Heart Trilogy, relationships are put to the test, dreams become desires, and ultimately one girl will discover her purpose in a promised legend written in stone.

Giveaway Details:
There is a tour wide giveaway – open World Wide! Prizes include the following:
  • 5 Signed Print Copies of Burning Bridges
  • 2 eBook Copies of Burning Bridges
  • 1 Signed ARC of Deceiving Destiny
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Monday, December 17, 2012

Glistening Haven by Jill A Cooper Review

Title: Glistening Haven
Author: Jill A Cooper
Genre: Romance, Suspense

You know you're in for a real treat when the first page of a book features the statement, "Wow! These chocolate covered human organs are gosh darn tasty!" Glistening Haven is an interesting adventure that takes a closer look into the lives of a creepy bunch of housewives. You know the type - those that seem to have it all together. They're the perfect wives, mothers, cooks, and even make the best damn cookies of all the soccer moms. But, there's something lurking under the surface of housewife Susan Monroe, something monstrous.

A great read for those that want something different from the average monster novel. It's a quick read that will keep you thinking about the possibilities of that strangely, creepy next door neighbor and how she's so perfect, she almost glistens.........

Reviewer was provided with a copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.

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The Murder Diaries - Seven Times Over by David Carter Review

Title: The Murder Diaries - Seven Times Over
Author: David Carter
Genre: Mystery

It seems as though authors have forgotten about the importance of well-written stories. Stories that have enough detail to draw you in and make you feel like you're right there, watching each scene unfold. David Carter brings his A game when it comes to The Murder Diaries. The book is so well-detailed, that the scenes seem to leap from the page and take place around you. With that said, the detail isn't overwhelming. Carter uses just enough detail to make the book come to life, but not so much that the book drags.

I would recommend The Murder Diaries - Seven Times Over to anyone who loves a good mystery. If you're a fan of Criminal Minds or CSI Miami, you're going to really enjoy this attention-grabbing novel.

The Seventh Wish by Toby O'Day

The Seventh Wish by Toby O'Day

A delightful adventure for children of all ages, but one that will especially be enjoyed by those aged 10-14.

Julian captures a magical horseshoe. He is assigned by the Leprechaun Council the responsibility of granting a selfish wish to six strangers. The last wish, the seventh wish, must be his selfish wish. Not only must he choose who receives the wishes, he must also keep the golden horseshoe away from the evil trolls. Julian and his leprechaun companion, Lawrence, travel from coast to coast to fulfill the ancient legacy of the wishes and learn the many powers of the golden horseshoe.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

925 Ideas to Save Money Book Blast and Tour

Get Out of Debt and Retire A Millionaire So You Can Leave Your Mark on the World

925 Ideas to Help You Save Money, Get Out of Debt and Retire A Millionaire So You Can Leave Your Mark on the World from the author of the highly acclaimed book, Your Mark on the World, is a collection of articles about family financial planning that originally appeared at 925 Ideas... is an easy and readable guide to help your family find financial peace. Author Devin D. Thorpe explains: 1) how you and your spouse can find agreement on money matters, 2) how to teach your kids about money, 3) how to pay for your children's college education, 4) how to live like a millionaire 5) how to come up with $25,000 in a crisis 6) how to make ends meet on one income 7) how to get out of debt and stay out of debt 8) why home ownership should be your family's top financial priority 9) how to ask your boss for a raise 10) how to use your finances to do more good in the world.

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A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest

A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest
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On the evening of Sofia Claremont's 17th birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake.
A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood.

She is kidnapped to an island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine.
An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains.

Sofia's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she is the one selected out of hundreds of girls to join the harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal Prince.

Despite his addiction to power and obsessive thirst for her blood, Sofia soon realizes that the safest place on the island is within his quarters, and she must do all within her power to win him over if she is to survive even one more night.

Will she succeed? ...or is she destined to the same fate that all other girls have met at the hands of the Novaks?

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Guest Post by Linda Wisdom: Gift Books That Inspired Me

Merry Christmas!

As a kid there’s nothing more fun than tearing into wrapped packages to see what you got. I think some memories are stronger than others.

I remember the Christmas Eve night I woke up and was convinced I heard sleigh bells overhead. Who knows, maybe I did.

I was always the dreamer who enjoyed making up stories. My library and comic book collection backed that up. One of my grade school teachers told my parents that she hoped I’d read more for pleasure. At school I tended to pick out the biographies because I always loved history and I still use that love with adding historical facts to my books. But at home you’d find a large selection of fairy tale books. One book I still have is Fairy Tales Around the World. It was a Christmas gift from my dad one year and I would read those stories over and over. My comic books were Casper and Wendy. Hm, do you think I should have realized back then where I’d eventually end up with my writing?

But it was many fairy tale books in my personal library that I enjoyed the most. My godmother was a good friend of my mom’s and every month she visited I either received a book, a Madame Alexander doll or a stuffed animal.

Could I name a specific book? Not really. Along with the many fairy tale books I read the Bobbsey Twins about siblings that stuck together, Trixie Beldon, Nancy Drew. They all inspired my imagination.

Books allow us to visit foreign lands we might not have a chance to explore, meet characters we might not run across in our everyday lives, and even find ourselves exploring galaxies far far away. We can laugh, cry and fall in love. Visualize ourselves in a whole new way.

Five years ago I met a psychiatrist at a party and I joked I hear voices. I still remember her laughing and telling me “You’re a writer. It’s allowed.”

It’s nice to know that characters can live inside my head, tell me what’s going on with their lives and whisper what they want me to tell other people.

Books are a wonderful escape for any of us and for a child. They can sit there and begin that journey we adults started years ago.

I love Christmas for special reading and was lucky enough to be asked to write three holiday theme books, Twas the Night, Mistletoe Magic and Bells, Rings and Angels Wings. It was fun to think of all the holiday magic I could write about. And I like to think others will see the holiday the way I do.

I hope you will also think about giving books to a child this Christmas. Maybe pair it with a toy so they have something to hang onto as they read.

And while you’re at it, gift yourself with a book or two. Consider it a prize once you’ve dealt with the holidays.

And I hope you all have a beautiful holiday filled with magic and joy.


Author Spotlight and Giveaway with Linda Wisdom

About Linda Wisdom

When I sold to Silhouette books on my wedding anniversary in 1979 I didn't expect to get this far. I love what I do and can't imagine doing anything else. I'm married with two white mini Schnauzers, one parrot, and a demented tortoise. We live in Southern California near San Diego in a town that's provided fodder for some of my stories. I like to say that when we moved here twenty years ago there were three romance writers. Now there is only me and to date I have not been considered a suspect.

You'll also notice I'm putting my backlist books up for the Kindle along with many more found at that's also for the Kindle. A lot of my fans have asked if my past books will ever be available as e-books and I'm so glad I was able to do that for them. So keep checking my book list here and you'll see more showing up!

My Hex series are the books of my heart. The ones I've wanted to write for a long time and so glad to see out there. Many readers are confused by the two Demon titles and different cover looks. They're a part of the Hex series, still the disgraced witches from the Witches Academy, just with a different look. And yes, more are coming along with some novellas featuring the first witches.

There's times I think I enjoy writing the creatures more than the characters. And probably why my Fluff and Puff bunny slippers tend to never be where I left them!

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Flirting With Fangs by Peg Pierson Review and Giveaway

Title: Flirting With Fangs
Author: Peg Pierson
Price: $4.99
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Fantasy
Publication Date: September 27, 2012
Pages: 304
Rating: 5 out 5 Stars

Authors know their characters better than anyone else, but Baily Hamilton never expected to know her character so.....intimately. After a horrible divorce and a serious case of writer's block, Baily thinks that Torin Kaine is nothing more than a well-selected stripper, sent to by her best friend and publisher to cheer her up. Her head starts reeling when she finds out that isn't so. But, she plans to make the most of it and enjoy the man that she created.

All I can say is WOW! It may be because I'm an author myself, but I feel that this was the most unique storyline I have ever read. Flirting With Fangs by Peg Pierson explores a world in which characters are like actors waiting to be called in for their next scene. But, when Baily Hamilton is too depressed to create a new story for her characters of Night Temptations, things get a little out of hand. Not only does her tears of loneliness and heartache bring to life the man she created on page, but her writer's block pisses off the villainess of her series as well. Will our young writer finish the series? More importantly, what we happen to the man she knows so well and loves with all her heart?


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Black Moon by Jessica McQuay Promo


Black Moon
Paige Tailor Series Book One

Jessica McQuay

Genre: YA/NA Paranormal Fantasy

ISBN: 1936185741
Number of pages: 240

Cover Artist: Miriam Grunhaus

Book Description:

"Am I losing my mind?"

Paige couldn't help but question her sanity. What other explanation could there be for her hearing a conversation held barely above a whisper in the back of a classroom full of students? What about coming home to find one of those very classmates lying in wait in the darkness of her home, ready to attack her?

Confused, frustrated and feeling every ounce of her social ostracism, Paige confides in the one person she's always been able to count on: her mom. But when her mom reveals a deeply rooted, unbelievable family secret, Paige discovers her world is filled with more than she ever imagined possible. A world where fairytales live alongside nightmares and secrets are the glue that binds them together. Suddenly no one is who they seem and Paige is faced with more questions than answers. Can she survive in a world filled with creatures scarier than anything she could imagine and where deceit runs as thick as blood? Or will the truth send her over the edge?

About the Author:

There were three things Jessica loved to do growing up; reading, writing and playing music. She discovered her love for writing at a young age, when she realized she could create anything she wanted with words. Jessica lives in Sacramento, CA with her husband, four children, a goldfish named Sparkle and their cat, Talula. When she isn't working on the next Paige Tailor novel, taking her children to one activity or another, or folding the never ending laundry of a six person family, Jessica enjoys playing her clarinet in the community band, reading while enjoying a cup of coffee or heading to the theater and catching a movie with her husband.

You Lost Your Marriage Not Your Life by Barbara Miller - FREEBIE

You Lost Your Marriage Not Your Life by Barbara Miller
FREE - December 13th - 15th

You Lost Your Marriage Not Your Life, How to Create the Life You Want Your Way, is a self-help book for women who have experienced the pain and loss of their marriages through divorce. The staggering stastics tell us one half of all marriages are predicted to end in divorce. Second and third marriages have even more sobering statistics.

This is a story not unlike that of many women who have trusted and believed in the person they have committed their lives to, only to have their faith shattered and lives set on an unknown journey. Barbara tells her own shocking story of returning home from visiting her ailing mother and finding no husband and a near empty house. All credit cards and bank accounts were closed; divorce papers were thrust in her hands, leaving her in shock and unbelief.

In the first half of the book Miller traces out the experience, admitting that the failure was two-sided. That did not stop the hurt and anger, especially when she learned of her husband's affair with a women twenty years younger. The author skillfully weaves the stories of other women who have shared their own personal tales of painful divorce and lost love. Many have tortured themselves with a life of regrets.

In the last half of the book she provides a path and plan for those going through similar experiences. Barbara teaches, "When healing comes to your thoughts, it comes to your life. Do not look back at past mistakes and heartaches and lament, look forward to the future and rejoice," she tells her readers, and then instructs them how to do it. She teaches how to release all self-defeating dialog that compromises your life and keeps you paralyzed with fear.

  • Learn to change behavior that sets you up for divorce and toxic relationships.
  • Rid yourself of negative inner thoughts carried over from childhood that cripple personal growth and rob you of your joy.
  • Enhance your self-image as you create balance and happiness in your life, mentally, physically, social-emotionally, and spiritually.
  • Take charge and find the confidence to live your life your way.

Barbara will help you accomplish your goals with ways to take control of your life and gain a new sense of power as you enter your best life yet!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

About the Kindle FreeTime App

Parents have a new option to let their children play safely on the Kindle Fire, with parental controls to determine what they can do and access. The new Kindle FreeTime Unlimited app has a one month trial available with the purchase of new Kindle Fire. After that, subscription service starts at just $2.99 a month for Prime members.

So what's so cool about the FreeTime app? Just about everything. Designed for children ages 3 to 8, the program brings together parent-approved kid-friendly materials on a specialized carousel just for your child. Have several kids that will be using the same tablet? No problem. Amazon designed the FreeTime to include up to six different individualized profiles. The cost for multiple kids is still under $7 a month for Prime members. For non-members, the multi-child option is $10 a month.

For that price, parents get an individualized program with age-appropriate materials for their child. Each profile can be customized with free materials or pre-purchased materials selected by the parents. When FreeTime is active, parents can use the parental controls to designate how much time children can spend on any specific activity.

For example, children might be given unlimited ability to read books, but limited to just half an hour of videos and game play. Each type of activity, from reading books to using apps, has a separate parental control, so parents can allow children plenty of reading time and not find out later that he's been playing Angry Birds instead.

The customized carousel for each child features videos, television programs, educational games, books and more that are just right for that child. If parents want children to have access to other materials, parents can use their password to add other things to the child's profile.

One of the best features of the FreeTime program is that the Kindle Fire's web browser and purchasing abilities are disabled when FreeTime is active. Better yet, children cannot leave the program and go explore other areas on the Kindle without having the proper exit password.

The program is designed for times when parents need to be able to allow their child access to the Kindle Fire, for entertainment or reading purposes, but want to be able to control the child's activities without constantly monitoring him or her. The FreeTime app is already downloaded on new Kindle Fires and comes with a free month-long trial. After that, parents can choose to buy the program on a month-to-month basis.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Glistening Haven Book Tour

Glistening Haven

Susan Monroe doesn't ask for much: good grades from her children, a house with room for a pool, to be the best Tupperware party host in New Haven 56. But inside her tranquil 1950s styled community, a monster lurks. A monster that lives inside Susan, and every one of her superficially perfect neighbors, held in check by the oppressive police state that rules over them. Susan happy life is torn apart when her teenage son goes missing the same night an explosion rips apart the community. Susan knows it’s only a matter of time before the police start breaking down their doors. Before the reconditioning begins and Susan's identity is lost, she must do one final thing. Find her son. Glistening Haven on Amazon kindle version only $0.99!! Paperback $10.99!

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Wendy Gets a Life by Allan Lloyd - FREEBIE

Wendy Gets a Life by Allan Lloyd 
FREE - 12/11/2012

Um, gee, I'm not sure what to put here as a book description, because the whole damn thing wound up as a shambles.
So I've asked my shrink, Dr Ruth, to write the following from her secret notes about me:

Allan Lloyd is a patient of mine who believes that what started out as 'the kind of financial thriller John Grisham would've recognized as a knock-off of one of his books' somehow got out of his control when one of his main characters, Wendy, refused to say or do what he wanted her to, and walked out of his original story to 'get a life'. He also appears to believe that he was then forced to follow her, using every writing trick in the book to try to get her back on track. Did it work? Professional doctor/patient confidentiality precludes my commenting on that.

What I will say, however, is that 'Wendy Gets A Life' is highly original, hilariously funny (whether intentionally or not), and the perfect novella length for Kindle reading.

I hope you'll buy it. You'll enjoy it immensely, and I might have some chance of at least part of Allan's outstanding account being paid before I dump him as a patient.
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