Friday, May 31, 2013

Enjoy the Beautiful Creatures Book and Movie for $10!

Want a great way to enjoy the weekend? Why not purchase Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia while it's on sale for $5.99 AND rent the movie on your Kindle Fire for $3.99! For only $10, you can catch up on what everyone has been talking about for the past few years, plus see the newly released movie!

Beautiful Creatures
$5.99 (normally $7.99) - 5/31/2013

There were no surprises in Gatlin County.
We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere.

At least, that's what I thought.
Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong.
There was a curse.
There was a girl.
And in the end, there was a grave.

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.

Beautiful Creatures 48 Hour Rental - $3.99

Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich) has had nightmares for months and now his world is shaken up with the arrival of Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert), the owner of gothic Ravenwood Manor.
  • Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert
  • Directed by: Richard LaGravenese
  • Runtime: 2 hours 4 minutes
  • Release year: 2013
  • Studio: Warner Bros.

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Night Chill by Jeff Gunhus

Night Chill by Jeff Gunhus
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Jack Tremont moves his family to the quiet mountains of Western Maryland hoping to leave behind a troubled past and restart his life. Instead, he finds himself caught up in a nightmare when his daughter Sarah is targeted by Nate Huckley, a mysterious and horrifying stranger driven by a dark power that will stop at nothing to possess Sarah. When Sarah goes missing, suspicion falls on Jack and he must uncover the secrets of the small mountain town of Prescott City and face the evil secret hidden there. As he digs further, he learns the conspiracy reaches more deeply than he could have imagined. Finally, he will have to face the question, What is a father willing to do to save his child? The answer? Anything. Anything at all.

Unfinished Business by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson Book Blast

Unfinished Business
Genre: Chic Lit, Paranormal When Angela's mother Fran dies and comes back as a ghost, Angela's ordinary life turns into a carnival show, starring both Angela and her nosy, dead mother. It seems Fran's got some unfinished business on earth and she's determined to get it done, no matter what. When Fran returned, she reignited her daughter's long suppressed psychic gift, one she neglected to mention to Angela, and now Angela sees ghosts everywhere. And they won't leave her alone. Fran can't help but stick her transparent nose where it doesn't belong, making Angela's life even crazier. Now Angela has to find a way to keep her old life in tact and help the dead with their unfinished business, all while trying to keep her dead mother out of trouble. And it's a lot for one woman to handle.

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Carolyn Ridder AspensonAbout the Author

Carolyn Ridder Aspenson is a freelance writer based in Cumming, GA. She lives with her husband and three children, two dogs and one cat. Carolyn doesn't see ghosts, but swears she'd be okay with it, as long as it was only during daylight hours.   Follow the author: Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Spiritdell Book 1: Zan and Austin by Dalya Moore - FREEBIE!

Spiritdell Book 1: Zan and Austin by Dalya Moore
FREE - 5/30/2013

"With a satisfying blend of humor and horror, Zan and Austin is a must-read for Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans."
Zan West has a strange power that only works on girls.
He doesn't know why he has this so-called "gift," but it's killing his chances of ever getting a girlfriend.
Then he meets an older girl named Austin, and she's strangely immune to his power. Zan can't see her secrets, but he can't see her future, either. There's something she isn't telling him, and it's driving him mad.
Zan consults a powerful witch who offers him peace of mind in exchange for his power. What he doesn't know is this peace of mind comes with a big, bad heaping of death. The permanent kind.
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Series Order:
Spiritdell Book 1: Zan and Austin
Spiritdell Book 2: The Power of the Swarm 

Catch Up on Pawn Stars on Your Kindle Fire

The new season of Pawn Stars starts tonight, but Prime Members can watch Volumes 1 - 4 for FREE. Prime Instant Videos can be watched on your Playstation 3, smartphone, tablet, or Kindle Fire. Catch up on all the old episodes and watch Rick, Corey, Chumlee, and the Old Man make killer deals on priceless items.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I'll Be Damned by Casey Keen - Pick of the Day!

I'll Be Damned (Anna Wolfe Series) by Casey Keen

A sister kidnapped.

An impending war between Heaven and Hell looming around the corner.

A Grand Witch who has no idea what she is.

The Prince of Darkness’s obsession in claiming her.

Two sinfully gorgeous men pulling her in two different directions.

As the owner of the coffee shop Deja Brew in Savannah, Georgia, Anna thought her life was ordinary. That is until her sister is kidnapped by a demon, prompting two handsome men to march into her life unexpectedly. Valen, the sinfully gorgeous, overprotective werewolf who is Anna’s sworn guardian and Roman, the most handsome and powerful Warlock in the entire Netherworld.

Suddenly, her world is stripped of everything she knows and replaced with frightening news about who she really is - a powerful Grand Witch. Now, it’s up to her to draw out her dormant magic, rescue her sister and stop an impending heavenly war threatening to eradicate the human race all while staying alive.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Crescent Bound - Book 1 by Karli Rush - FREEBIE!

Crescent Bound - Book 1 by Karli Rush
FREE - 5/27/2013

Alyssa Worthington is the daughter and sole heir to the most prestigious coven in the witch world. Her childhood has been spent in the mundane human world learning to blend in and hide who she truly is, and it is here, during her last year that she meets a striking ex-high school quarterback from a small town in Montana who will turn her world upside down.

Alyssa holds the element of fire, unlike her best friends Lisa and Megan, who are both air elementals. It is the elemental powers that reside inside which require positive thoughts and positive actions in order to maintain this magickal connection. What would happen to a witch that let this get out of control? How can evil become the driving force behind revenge and death?

Dark secrets, dark magick and a desperate desire for revenge will bring Alyssa to the brink of destruction. She is being chased, but this pursuit is a silent one and her chaser has but one goal, Alyssa’s complete and total destruction. Will she overcome this dark threat and begin to live out her destiny? Will she survive and if so, will she lose herself as part of the price for being alive? Or, will her destiny rest on being crescent bound?

With all these dark forces creeping around silently in Alyssa’s life, her coven pushes for answers, some of the answers about an eighth and missing coven, in the witch world, lie with her new interest. Marcus may be the key to unlocking the mystery of the silent darkness threatening the seven remaining covens.

Her Mad Hatter by Marie Hall - FREEBIE!

Her Mad Hatter (Kingdom Series Book 1) by Marie Hall
FREE - 5/27/2013

Alice is all grown up. Running the Mad Hatter's Cupcakery and Tea Shoppe is a delicious job, until fate--and a fairy godmother with a weakness for bad boys--throws her a curveball. Now, Alice is the newest resident of Wonderland, where the Mad Hatter fuels her fantasies and thrills her body with his dark touch.

The Mad Hatter may have a voice and a body made for sex, but he takes no lovers. Ever. But a determined fairy godmother has forced Alice into Wonderland--and his arms. Now, as desire and madness converge, the Hatter must decide if he will fight the fairy godmother's mating--or fight for Alice.

Long length Novella ~ Approx. 40k words. Additional pages are sneak peeks to future books!

Once Upon a Ghost by Day Leclaire - FREEBIE

Once Upon a Ghost (Wacky Women Series #1) by Day Leclaire
FREE - 5/27/2013

Zach Kingston, physics professor and famous ghost debunker, despises con-artists who profit from ghostly scams. And he isn't about to change his mind just because this scammer's drop-dead gorgeous and offers the most seductive kisses. Ever.

Rachel Avery is just trying to save her family home. And no nasty, rotten—surprisingly handsome—cynic can change that. If only he weren't so damn sexy. And if only he didn't offer the most seductive kisses. Ever.

But they have a deal, witnessed by the media: If Zach can't scientifically disprove her ghost by Halloween, Rachel wins.

Then Zach meets Rachel's grandmother and discovers the real reason the Averys are so desperate to sell their story.

Too bad his reputation is on the line...

Absent Nightmare Zinnias: Rhymed Acrostics from A to Z by Linda Ann Nickerson

Absent Nightmare Zinnias: Rhymed Acrostics from A to Z by Linda Ann Nickerson
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Easy to read, but tricky to write, these rhymed acrostic poems are delightful to read and ponder. Topics range from normal life to nightmares, from careers to curiosities, and from serious subjects to satire.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Lost Diadem by Saoirse O'Mara Review

Title: The Lost Diadem
Series: A Rogue's Tale
Author: Saoirse O'Mara
Genre: Children's/Adventure
Pages: 51
Price: $2.99

Book Synopsis:

You never know when you might end up on the other side of the law....

Govin had no clue how much his life would change when he signed up for the City Guard in Davon. A fateful meeting throws him into an adventure he would never have imagined, not even in his wildest dreams, and he is left to fix the mess once known as his life. And if that weren’t enough, there is still a cunning thief to catch….

"Bardon put the quill down and scrutinised his work. The sketch showed a young girl with untidy hair, smart eyes and a cute little nose.
‘A pretty girl,’ he remarked. ‘Too bad she's a thief. She might've grown up to become a beauty, but I doubt she'll live long enough. The streets are rough, and the prison's even rougher.’
Govin felt a pang of guilt."


Expertly written, The Lost Diadem is an excellent adventure book for children ages 9-12. It's short enough that it makes a wonderful book to encourage children to start reading without feeling overwhelmed. The story is fast-paced and hard to put down, even for adults. I recommend this book to anyone that wants a good book for their children or just loves a good tale of adventure and mystery.

The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox - FREEBIE!

The Accidental Demon Slayer (A Biker Witches Novel) by Angie Fox
FREE - 5/26/2013

New York Times bestselling series!

It's never a good day when an ancient demon shows up on your toilet bowl. For Lizzie Brown that's just the beginning. Soon her hyperactive terrier starts talking and her long-lost biker witch Grandma is hurling Smuckers jars filled with magic. Just when she thinks she's seen it all Lizzie learns she's a demon slayer-and all hell is after her.

Of course that's not the only thing after her. Dimitri Kallinikos a devastatingly handsome shape-shifting griffin needs Lizzie to slay a demon of his own. But how do you talk a girl you've never met into going straight to the underworld? Lie. And if that doesn't work how dangerous could a little seduction be...?

What Dead Women Want by Linda Schmalz - FREEBIE

What Dead Women Want by Linda Schmalz 
FREE - 5/26/2013

Carly Middleton either has ghosts in her attic or bats in her belfry, and neither option deems all that spectacular. She is apt to choose her craziness however, rather than admit that her new home in Lake Della, Wisconsin is haunted. But when hunky and handsome Mike Valentine shows interest in Carly's paranormal problem, hormones rule her head, and she agrees to have the house investigated for ghosts. When the investigation proves her home haunted, Carly calls in a psychic who discovers her housemates are two sisters from the Civil War era who refuse to leave until they get what they want; and what they want is a man, and that man is Mike. Unwilling to sacrifice her boyfriend, Carly must find someone else to seduce her dead house guests to the other side. When Hal Davenport, the abusive town menace returns to Della, Carly finds her candidate. But can she convince the ghosts that Hal is a better catch than Mike? Can Hal lure the lingering ladies close to "the light" without dying? As Carly contemplates her plan, her world becomes further complicated by a sick dog, meddling parents and the return of her ex-fiancé. Finally, when Carly is certain she's sent the ladies packing, something still seems amiss.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Why Do Fools Fall In Love by Louise Marley - FREEBIE!

Why Do Fools Fall In Love by Louise Marley
FREE - 5/25/2013

She was supposed to keep him out of trouble ...

When Shelby Roberts is forced to resign from the police, the only work she can get is as a ‘minder’ to movie star Luke McFadden. Still, spending three weeks on location in the historic city of Bath doesn’t sound too bad.

After all, how much trouble can one actor get into?

Why Do Fools Fall In Love is a romantic comedy with a little bit of mystery and suspense

American Ghoul by Walt Morton Review

Title: American Ghoul
Author: Walt Morton
Genre: Horror/Young Adult
Pages: 322
Price: $3.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Rating: 5 out 5 stars

Book Synopsis:

AMERICAN GHOUL tells the story of seventeen-year-old Howard Pickman, a boy with odd problems. He just got dumped into the worst high school in the state of New Jersey, but that's nothing compared to his secret family history of digging up corpses for dinner. This is a novel filled with the creepy funkiness of the 1970s, a bygone age of punk rock, bad disco and muscle cars roaring through hot summer nights. AMERICAN GHOUL explores the good times of teenage friendships and the darkness at the heart of American youth. It's a fun, scary, and zany look at a time when being a teenager was so dangerous you just might have to be a monster in order to survive.

AMERICAN GHOUL is recommended for readers from age 13+ on up. If you lived through the 1970s, a few flashbacks are guaranteed, both pleasant and shocking.


Is it possible for a book filled with gore to seem perfectly natural? American Ghoul by Walt Morton is one of the goriest books I've ever read, but didn't feel like horror at all. The story of Howard Pickman seems as perfectly natural as reading the memoir of any other person recounting their youth. The only difference is his diet is a bit different than ours.

What I absolutely loved about this book were the pop culture references sprinkled throughout. References to 70's events, music, and lifestyles made the book feel real. The author did an amazing job of making the novel read like a true account of someone's life.

I will say one thing. The book is recommended for those over the age of 13. In my opinion, 15 or 16 seems like a more appropriate recommendation. The book does include a lot of gore, bad language, and sexual references. With that said, I would recommend it to anyone over that age that is looking for a great story. American Ghoul is expertly written and a must for lovers of paranormal and horror.

Blood, Justice, LLP: Vampires at Law by Juno Ross - FREEBIE

Blood, Justice, LLP: Vampires at Law by Juno Ross
FREE - 5/25/2013

This comic vampire romance, centered around a young woman, has elements of legal and political thrillers. Its suspense-filled story of a star-crossed love duo should engage any romantic. Those who like stories of lovers on the run that tickle the funny bone—like readers of Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse, True Blood) or the humorous novels of Janet Evanovich and Carl Hiassen—should enjoy this book.

Candace Stokes, blue-collar Baltimore, is broke and jobless. When things get even bleaker, she meets Julian Michaels. The high-ranking partner hires her at his large, D.C. law firm before she can say genie. Now she can complete law school. Still Candace worries. He probably has ideas about how she should pay off her debt to him.

But seeing him walk the firm’s hallways, a handsome, magnetic dream, Candace starts to wish he'd hurry up and collect, already. Despite her fears that all he could want from a Baltimoron like her is hot sex.

If only she knew he’s been waiting 2,062 years for her, his true mate. But Julian can hardly tell Candace just yet. (Though staying away from her is sooo hard with his raging supernatural hormones.) If their relationship were discovered, it could jeopardize her chances to make partner.

And here at Blood, Justice, if you don't make partner, you'll be dinner. Wind up on the menu for the board members’ annual feast. A group of ancient vampires, they just like to treat themselves now and then. Plotting for political power through their firm’s lobbying group is pretty hard work.

Like Candace, the other young attorneys just think the place is a little weird. Are clueless about the danger they’re in. Including Kenneth Hobgood, Candace's boss and eventual BFF. But thanks to the unwanted personal attentions of his mentor, Max Little—board member, head lobbyist, and Julian's nemesis—Kenneth is about to get wise to the situation. Both he and Julian do their best to protect Candace. But when Max schemes against Julian, Candace is caught in the crossfire. They’re both accused of crimes that reach to Congress and the FBI.

Already barnstorming for clients, Candace burns to be a successful attorney. To overcome her secret and painful past, which now threatens to be exposed. When all hell breaks loose, tearing her apart from Julian, she’ll truly have to make it on her own.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Legends of Amun Ra by Joshua Silverman Book Tour and Giveaway

The Emerald Tablet Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy Leoros doesn't have many friends. The son of a scientist and archeologist, he is constantly on the move. But when his parents make a startling discovery in Egypt, Leoros' world is turned upside down. Do you wish you could have the power of a god? Would you use it for good…or for evil? When an archaeologist discovers the mythic Emerald Tablet buried beneath Egypt’s desert, her son decodes the ancient text leading him to a distant world. On that world, a slave girl begins a journey towards a destiny she cannot imagine. But when an ancient foe rises from the ashes, they will be brought together by forces neither understands. Leoros, who dreams of being like the heroes in the comic books, must fight to unlock the secrets of the universe to save a people he never knew existed. Atlantia, whose bloody visions wake her in the night, senses the darkness coming. Together they will face an enemy with the power of dark energy, lose a mentor to the assassin’s blade, and be betrayed by someone they trust. Their fight for the future is just beginning, and before it is over, a final sacrifice must be made. When the darkness comes, will they stand and fight or will they join it? There is darkness in everyone. Purchase the book: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Joshua SilvermanAbout Joshua Silverman

Joshua Silverman was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Orange County, California. While attending California State University, Fullerton and studying Criminal Justice, Joshua was introduced to a creative writing class where he wrote a series of paranormal stories. As a child, he has always been an amateur historian, focusing on ancient Egypt, Greece, and Roman civilizations. Since working in the legal environment, he has combined his passion for creative writing with his love of ancient history by penning his debut novel, The Emerald Tablet, the first of seven in the Legends of Amun Ra series. Follow Joshua Silverman: Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | GoodReads Follow the Tour Enter the Contest Below! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A Vampire Named Fred by Bill Crider - Pick of the Day

A Vampire Named Fred by Bill Crider
$1.99 - 5/21/2013

When someone finally moves into the old, dark, musty house next door, two boys make an unusual friend.

"I always thought that vampires had to have names like Dracula or Vlad or Lestat, but that was before Fred moved into the house next door. In fact, I had a lot of wrong ideas about vampires, but Fred set me straight about most of them."

In a funny, lively story the boys set out to help Fred lead a "normal" life.

An Experiment with Werewolves by K Matthew - FREEBIE

An Experiment with Werewolves by K Matthew
FREE - 5/21/2013

It's been almost three years since Taya Raveen first set foot in the Blackfoot Werewolf Reservation. After being unwillingly turned into a werewolf and then forced to leave the pack to live as a lone wolf, all hope of a cure for the werewolf condition quickly faded away.

Life was hard but manageable. With the true alpha by her side, Taya learned to live off the land and love a man who had once taken her against her will.

But when she receives a letter announcing that the werewolves are being freed, Taya's world quickly turns upside down. Tough decisions have to be made that could separate her from her lover forever.

Word length: 9,688 words (approximately 30 pages long) a novelette

Other An Experiment with Werewolves Serials include:
An Experiment with Werewolves: Part 1 -
An Experiment with Werewolves: Part 2 -
An Experiment with Werewolves: Part 3 -

Find out where it all began! Read the first two novels in this series:
A Month with Werewolves (200 pages long and currently on sale for $0.99) -
A Spy with Werewolves (177 pages long) -

In-expressibility by Victoria Cilley Xue Ying

In-expressibility: A Fairytale for Children of the Cosmo by Victoria Cilley Xue Ying

A girl meets a brilliant creature as she wanders the streets one night. The creature claims that she recognizes the girl. During the girl’s interactions with the creature and the creature’s fellow gynocentric revolutionaries who claim to be immortal visionary artists, she is colonized by their cause and assumes the identity of their new revolutionary leader without knowing what it entails. At many instances, her vision and ‘reality’ no longer remain seamlessly interwoven, these ruptures eventually make her consciously realize that she may have been one of their many experiments: her vision had been a projection of a ‘model consciousness’ transposed upon her past. This sparks an internal confl ict about what it means to be a voluntary participant of a movement...

Monday, May 20, 2013

Witch Weigh by Caroline Mickelson - Prime Freebie!

Witch Weigh by Caroline Mickelson
$2.99 or FREE for Prime Members

Tessa Von Hellengaard is a real witch. Magical spells aside, she’s snarky and selfish, and the other witches in her silent spell coven are fed up with her. Their plan to reform Tessa involves taking away her magic, saddling her with one hundred extra pounds, and sending her to a weight loss spa. For good measure they call in Liam Kennedy, a charming and sexy fairy godfather, to teach her some manners. Desperate to regain her magic and determined to shed the weight, Tessa soon realizes that protecting her heart from Liam will prove to be her greatest challenge.

Cupidity by Holly Hepburn - Pick of the Day!

Cupidity by Holly Hepburn
$0.99 - 5/20/2013

What if Cupid fell out of love with love?

Cupid is exhausted. Modern day matchmaking is tough – people are busy, their hearts are harder to hit and he’s had enough of wall-to-wall romance. And St Valentine has noticed…

Annelise is a Lost Cause. She runs a dating agency but her heart is colder than a penguin’s feet. She thinks love is about compatibility and has no time for passion.

Can Cupid prove to St Valentine that he hasn’t lost his touch by melting Annelise’s heart? Or is it curtains for Cupid?

A romantic comedy novella - 23,000 words long

'Gorgeously romantic, unputdownable and utterly delicious!' Miranda Dickinson, Sunday Times Bestseller (Fairytale of New York, It Started With A Kiss, When I Fall In Love)

'A completely charming, fantastically funny, romantic romp, perfect reading for a sunny afternoon.' Scarlett Bailey (Married by Christmas, The Night Before Christmas, Santa Maybe)

The Ghost Pirate's Treasure by Barbara Ivie Green - $0.99 Goodie!

The Ghost Pirate's Treasure (Paranormally Yours Book 1) by Barbara Ivie Green
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A tale of discovery, mischievous spirits, and Mayan mayhem!
What do you get when a mischievous ghost, a new divorcée, her helpful mother, the nosy neighbor, her hunky son, a leaky pooch, and a fed up gardener are thrust together for the Christmas season?

A fast paced, action-packed, mystical thriller that is just what the veterinarian ordered to start the new year (tun) off right!

Jessie has agreed to house sit her eccentric aunt's empty bed and breakfast for the Christmas holiday while she tours Italy. But Jessie soon learns that the old mansion isn't necessarily empty. . . . After meeting the resident ghost, she is convinced she's lost not only her old life, her practice, and her beloved dog, but quite possibly her sanity as well!

Having just gone through a divorce, Jessie has more on her plate than dealing with her nosy neighbor, the blue haired dynamo's perpetually leaky dachshund, and her gorgeous son, who could be at home in the halls of Valhalla playing the part of Thor. . . . She has to find Jacques, the ghost pirate's treasure map, the fabled city of El Dorado, and the Heart of the Mountain itself in order to save the man she loves . . . along with the planet!

This book explores the hidden mysteries of the ancient myths surrounding the Mayan Sun calendar, with enough nonsense thrown in to make it all deliriously whacky. The Christmas season takes on a whole new meaning in this humorous, romantic adventure.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Salem by Stephanie Batey - FREEBIE

Salem by Stephanie Batey
FREE - 5/19/2013

Things in Alley’s life took a dramatic turn since she left that small town of Leachville, AR.
She went to Houston, TX found the love of her life, Dominique Drake. That life took her across the U.S. to WestChester, PA. And once again she was nearly killed. Now as she plans her wedding with Dominique by her side more problems emerge. But these problems are much bigger than she could ever imagine. Two rival families will come together as one, to protect a forbidden love that was against the rules from the very beginning. An ancient grudge will push the families to figure out who is friend and who is foe.
A new war is coming, but where will it end?
Kara will continue her quest for revenge. A massive killing spree will leave everyone entangled, lives will be lost, new ones created.
When the devil fell for the angel all the rules were changed. New forbidden loves will emerge, destinies will once more change.
Yet one question remains to be answered, “What would you do if everyone you loved was in danger? How far will you go to save them?”
The answer at the end will leave you begging for more. Brandywine was just the beginning of the story. You haven’t seen anything yet………. They reach a whole new chapter of their lives when they enter the Bermuda Triangle to get to their new home. Island Drake

Sliding Beneath the Surface by Doug Dillon - FREEBIE

Sliding Beneath the Surface (The St. Augustine Trilogy Book 1) by Doug Dillon
FREE - 5/19/2013

A new resident of America's oldest and most haunted city,
St. Augustine, Florida, fifteen-year-old Jeff Golden suddenly finds himself up
to his eyeballs in frightening paranormal experiences. At the end of his rope
in trying to figure out what is happening to him, Jeff decides to rely on his
friend Carla Rodriguez, and Lobo, an old Native American shaman, for help.

Despite this guidance, things get even worse. Jeff's spine
tingling encounters increase in number and intensity at an alarming rate,
scaring him even more. Eventually, he makes the startling discovery that
unresolved circumstances involving a bloody event directly out of Florida's
distant past threatens his sanity and possibly his life.

Finally, overwhelmed by forces he cannot understand or
control, Jeff's world shifts from frightening to downright terrifying. In
desperation, and on Lobo's advice, he leaps headlong into the unknown in order
to save himself. What Jeff discovers though is that he has entered a level of reality
he is completely unprepared to handle while unwittingly dragging Carla with

Like all the books in THE ST. AUGUSTINE TRILOGY, the premise
for Sliding Beneath the Surface is simply this: You create your own reality.

Hawthorn Inn by Heidi Willard - FREEBIE

Hawthorn Inn (The Catalyst Series Book 1) by Heidi Willard
FREE - 5/19/2013

Jack Erikson doesn't have great expectations when his mother moves them to an old decrepit inn in a town just as musty, but he's unprepared for the oddities that start springing out of the rotten woodwork. New friends introduce him to legends and rumors that have swirled around the inn since time-immemorial, and he finds plenty of proof to believe them as strange noises and twisted shadows stalk the halls.

Worst of all, his estranged grandfather has invited himself to join them at the inn. Creepy doesn't begin to describe that black-cloaked gentleman with the pale skin and weird, ever-constant glasses. Old secrets, mysterious sealed-up rooms and creeping shadows abound as Jack tries to manage his new life at Hawthorn Inn.

Hawthorn Inn is the first in a five novel horror/supernatural thriller series featuring Jack Erikson, a normal teenager with not-so-normal secrets.

Don't forget to check out the other books in the series, all available on Amazon!

Sanctuary (The Catalyst Series: Book #2) - Jack's adventures continue as the inn is prepared for its opening party and rumors of a wild animal haunt the town.
Ghost Woods (The Catalyst Series: Book #3) - More mystery and mayhem as Jack and company find themselves in the thick of strange curses and hidden allies
Chimes of Midnight (The Catalyst Series: Book #4) - Enemies and friends tug at Jack's attention as the stakes get higher.

Wicked Hungry by Teddy Jacobs - FREEBIE

Wicked Hungry by Teddy Jacobs
FREE - 5/19/2013

Teenager Stanley Hoff has it hard. He's hairier by the minute, his teeth ache, and the moon makes him howl and growl. Worse, his mom's a witch. And Stanley? He's WICKED HUNGRY, but there's no meat to eat in his vegetarian home.

After a locker room confrontation with a high school bully makes Stanley famous, childhood crush Meredith invites him to her Halloween party. More than fine, except his best friend Karen has broken up with her boyfriend and wants to be more than friends. But when Karen turns allergic to sunlight, Stanley has to wonder is she interested in Stanley as a boyfriend, or as... food?

As a supernatural threat menaces his friends, his high school and his suburban New England community, Stanley struggles not just with his hunger and the beast within... but to survive.

The Academy Book 1 by Chad Leito - FREEBIE!

The Academy Book 1 by Chad Leito
FREE - 5/19/2013

Every six months, 450 fifteen-year-olds are kidnapped from their homes across the world. These kidnappings happen in the span of a week, as reliable as clockwork. The victims don’t know each other, or their kidnappers. The fifteen-year-olds either end up with a ‘missing persons’ file gathering dust in a filing cabinet, or they are assumed dead. No one ever discovers what happens to them. The families move on, forever missing their lost loved one. Unknown to them, their child, grandchild, or sibling, has been taken to the Academy.

The Academy, as its members will boast, is the most secretive, powerful organization in the world. The workings of the organization are revealed on a need-to-know basis, and the organization has decided that no one, other than its most trusted members, need to know its true business. Outsiders don’t even know it exists. Occasionally, a hunter or hiker will stumble upon the Academy’s remote location. They are quickly taken care of.

When Asa Palmer, age fifteen, is out running in the woods behind his house, he is taken. Twelve hours later, after being tied and bound, and transported through an underground train station, he finds himself amidst a series of beautifully crafted structures that rest in between a circle of five secluded mountains. He has been chosen as a candidate for the Academy. Each six months, the Academy kidnaps more recruits than they can actually use. For Asa Palmer to live he must undergo body-altering mutations and compete with his cohorts in a series of dangerous and strategy ridden tasks to prove that he is worthy of the Academy’s time.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Dancing in Rhythm with the Universe by Barbara Miller - FREE

Dancing in Rhythm with the Universe by Barbara Miller
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Dancing in Rhythm with the Universe, 10 Steps to Choreographing Your Best Life, is a guide to develop strategies for success in relationships and life. Learn to walk right through inner fears and fall into perfect alignment with the dance of the Universe.

  • Be empowered to start living the life of your dreams.
  • Learn to expand your space outward to welcome what is yet to come.
  • Recognize resistance to change and open up to the miracles of the Universe.
  •  Learn how to accomplish your goals with clarity and purpose.

 Dancing in Rhythm with the Universe was written specifically to encourage women who struggle to gain control and get off life’s ever speeding treadmill. It is not too late to take back your power and recognize that you already have everything you need inside of you to meet life’s challenges head on. 

Barbara is a writer, speaker, certified master life coach, and president of Barbara and Company International, Inc. She resides in Naples, Florida, with her husband David. You can visit her website at:  email: blog:

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Vampires Don't Sparkle by Michael West Review

Title: Vampires Don't Sparkle
Editor: Michael West
Genre: Horror
Pages: 246
Price: $3.99 or FREE for Prime Members (Portion of the Proceeds Donated to Help Fight Breast Cancer)
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Disclaimer: Reviewer was given a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Book Synopsis: 

What would you do if you had unlimited power and eternal life?

Would you...go back to high school? Attend the same classes year after year, going through the pomp and circumstance of one graduation after another, until you found the perfect date to take to prom? Would you...spend your days moping and brooding, finding your only joy in a game of baseball on a stormy day? Or would something else? Anything else?

The authors of this collection have a few ideas; some fanciful, some humorous, and some as dark as an endless night. Join us, and discover what it truly means to be "vampyre."

Edited by Michael West
Foreword by Michael West

"A New Life" by J. F. Gonzalez
"What Once was Flesh" by Tim Waggoner
"The Darkton Circus Mystery" by Elizabeth Massie
"Robot Vampire" by R. J. Sullivan
"Beneath a Templar Cross" by Gord Rollo
"The Weapon of Memory" by Kyle S. Johnson
"The Excavation" by Stephen Zimmer
"Skraeling" by Joel A. Sutherland
"Dreams of Winter" by Bob Freeman
"Dracula's Winkee: Bloodsucker Blues" by Gregory L. Hall
"I Fuck Your Sunshine" by Lucy A. Snyder
"A Soldier's Story" by Maurice Broaddus
"Rattenkönig" by Douglas F. Warrick
"Vampire Nation" by Jerry Gordon
"Curtain Call" by Gary A. Braunbeck


This isn't your daughter's vampire novel. Vampires Don't Sparkle is an amazing collection of fiction that features vampires at their most evil. While I'm a huge fan of Twilight, I loved this collection. I believe that What Once Was Flesh was my favorite, but they were all so good. Still, What Once Was Flesh had such a twist at the end that I just loved it. If you want to read a collection of stories that feature the vampire that Bram Stoker created, you need to read this book! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, May 16, 2013

American Ghoul by Walt Morton - Prime Freebie

American Ghoul by Walt Morton
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"A gloriously macabre young-adult tale about the difficulties of being a teenage ghoul in the 1970s." - KIRKUS REVIEWS

"A completely over-the-top tale of punk rock and corpse eating--but it's also an amazing story of growing up." - PAUL FORD, author of Gary Benchley,Rock Star (Plume)

"Emotional, horrible, mysterious and thrilling." - GIRLINTHEWOODSREVIEWS blog.

AMERICAN GHOUL tells the story of seventeen-year-old Howard Pickman, a boy with odd problems. He just got dumped into the worst high school in the state of New Jersey, but that's nothing compared to his secret family history of digging up corpses for dinner. This is a novel filled with the creepy funkiness of the 1970s, a bygone age of punk rock, bad disco and muscle cars roaring through hot summer nights. AMERICAN GHOUL explores the good times of teenage friendships and the darkness at the heart of American youth. It's a fun, scary, and zany look at a time when being a teenager was so dangerous you just might have to be a monster in order to survive.

AMERICAN GHOUL is recommended for readers from age 13+ on up. If you lived through the 1970s, a few flashbacks are guaranteed, both pleasant and shocking.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Hungry, Hungry Hoodoo by Liz Schulte Review

Title: Hungry, Hungry Hoodoo
Series: Easy Bake Coven Book 2
Author: Liz Schulte
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Pages: 257
Price: $3.99

Book Synopsis:

One simple revelation about her past turns Selene Warren’s life upside down. Determined not to let her elf half ruin her future, she fights for the love she’s found at Cheney’s side, despite her increasing doubts about the bond they share.

However, when her studio burns down, a new enemy emerges and threatens the lives of those she holds most dear. To save one of her friends from a gruesome death, she must expose who she was and put more than just her life on the line. Her only hope is deciphering her past in time to save them all, but the more she learns, the less she can trust anyone.


Liz Schulte is a master of fiction. Not only does she create titles that capture your attention, but the stories she tells drag you in and don't let you go. I was impressed by Hungry, Hungry Hoodoo. The relationships between the characters continue to build as Selene begins to remember her past life. The only problem is that could be good or bad for her relationship with Cheney. If you loved Easy Bake Coven, you're going to love this sequel. If you haven't read the first book in the series, please click on the link below to read the review.

Easy Bake Coven Review

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Book Synopsis:

For Selene Warren being a witch is no big deal. She dabbles in harmless magic with her friends and never thinks much about it. However, when a stranger who seems to know her shows up at her studio and her grandmother is brutally attacked, her simple life becomes complicated.

A world of elves, half-elves, fae—and one peculiar Sekhmet named Femi open up to her. She will discover that fairy tales are real, politics are ugly in any world, and there is a lot more to her life than she ever dreamed possible.

This new reality threatens swallow Selene whole, but with a forgotten past beating down her door, she will have to dive in to save her future.


The sunshine soaked into my skin, making me tingle. I took a sip of my tea and cracked open the book, deeply inhaling its scent. There was nothing like the smell of a new book to awaken my mind. Before I could finish the first paragraph, however, someone sat on the bench with me. I glanced over out of habit, then startled at the familiar face.
“What are you doing here?” I asked, not even trying to stop the sharpness in my voice.
“I told you I had to speak with you.”
My mouth fell open. “Mr. Hunt, did you follow me here? I’m not comfortable with that. You have to leave or I’m calling the police.” I pulled out my phone. Hunt snatched it from my hand so quickly it was nearly blur. I jumped off the bench and stumbled away, not wanting to turn my back to him.
He stood, moving towards me with purpose. “Selene, we need to talk.”
“Yeah, me to the cops, and you to a psychiatrist.”
“Stop being stupid. You’re in grave danger.”
“No shit.”
Hunt advanced faster than I could inch away. It was like a bad dream, where I was on a treadmill. I kept walking but got nowhere.
“Just stop,” Hunt said and lunged for me.
I covered my head and yelped, but his hands never touched me. I lifted my hands slowly. He stood too close, a little smile ticking his mouth. “So we’re playing that game?”
I stared at him. What game? I hadn’t done anything—except panic. “I’m going to scream at the top of my lungs if you don’t leave immediately.” I glanced pointedly at a cop car in front of the hospital.
Hunt chuckled, and the sound sent a cold shiver up my spine. “Be my guest, Selene—but first, look around. Has anyone noticed anything happening so far?”
He was right. Not one of the people nearby had glanced in our direction. What was wrong with everyone? I screamed at the top of my lungs until my throat was raw and my cheeks were hot. Not one person even looked my way. He looked at me like I was spoiled toddler. “Satisfied yet?”
“Is this a dream?”
Hunt ignored my words and reached toward me again. I flinched and stumbled—fell hard on my butt. A truly merry laugh erupted from Hunt now. It filled the air like thousands of bells chiming in perfect harmony and washed over my skin like a bucket of ice water. “I’d help you up, but alas I’m prevented from touching you.”
I scrambled to my feet. “It’s not funny, Mr. Hunt!” I snapped. “Oh, you’re a big tough guy following me around, trying to scare the bejeezus out of me. Well, I don’t appreciate it. I don’t know who you are or what you want, but stay away from me!”
“No, Selene. I don’t think this is funny. If you’d stop acting like a scared deer every time you see me and listen, maybe you wouldn’t be so utterly stupid. I have no choice but to be here. Had I any other option, I would have never come to you of all people.” His dark green eyes were almost black with rage, and he inched closer as he spat his words out.

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Secrets: The Guardian Trilogy Book 1 by Liz Schulte

Secrets: The Guardian Trilogy Book 1 by Liz Schulte

While Olivia Martin observed life through her camera, the Abyss gazed back at her. She discovers mysterious men follow her around, people close to her are dying, and her dreams are no longer her own as she falls head over heels for a perfect stranger. A chance encounter leads to an obsession that could destroy everything she has ever known or loved. Olivia is about to find out there is a lot she doesn't know and sometimes what you don't know can kill you.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Super Cats and Rain Dogs by Dimitrios Cofinas Review

Title: Super Cats and Rain Dogs
Author: Dimitrios Cofinas
Genre: Poetry
Pages: 48
Price: $2.99

Book Synopsis:

Super Cats & Rain Dogs is the 2nd Book by Dimitrios Cofinas, keeping in a similar style to his first book "Noir" here again he documents his thoughts and feelings through his teenage years.


If you're looking for the same poetry that you may have experienced in a cafe in the 1960s, this is the book for you. Personally, I loved the beatnik style and that the poetry is based on the thoughts of a teenager. It captures the creativity of a time in our lives when imagination is evolving into something more adult. It's certainly an entertaining read for those that love poetry.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Paranormal Properties by Tracy Lane Spotlight

Paranormal Properties
Paranormal Properties Book One
Tracy Lane

Genre: YA Paranormal

Publisher: Pants on Fire Press

ISBN: 978-0982727171

Number of pages: 192
Word Count: 33,000

Book Description:

Jake Weir, while on the set of his parents ghost hunting TV show, agrees to help a ghost investigate a 61 year-old murder.

Jake Weir is not like the other kids in Dusk, North Carolina. Then again, Dusk, North Carolina is not like other cities. Known as one of the most haunted cities in America, behind Salem, Massachusetts and New Orleans, Louisiana, Dusk is ground zero for Jake's ghost hunting parents.

The Weir family has arrived in Dusk eager to scope out some of the town's 127 reported "paranormal properties," which just happens to be the name of their own ghost hunting show: Paranormal Properties. What Jake doesn't know, and what his parents could never imagine, is that Jake can see ghosts! And hear them. And talk back to them! This talent comes in handy when he runs into Dusk's oldest, most famous ghost: one Frank Barrone, a one-time lounge singer made famous by his booze-soaked ballad, "Barroom Eyes."

Frank was gunned down by a local mobster in 1951 and has been searching for his killer ever since. When he learns that Jake can see and hear him, Frank makes young Jake a deal: if Jake will help Frank find his killer, Frank will help his parents find a ghost to film for their upcoming Halloween Special on Public Access Channel #319. Jake enlists the only friend he's made in Dusk, an overweight tomboy nicknamed "Tank," to help him track down Frank's killer. As clues emerge and old leads heat up, Frank and Jake learn they make quite a team. But will Jake find Frank's killer? And will Frank find a real haunted house in time for Halloween?

Paranormal Properties is a great, family-friendly Young Adult novel about a boy who can talk to ghosts. Equal parts Scooby-Doo, CSI and the Hardy Boys, you will enjoy getting to know Jake, Frank and Tank as much as I did. Now, if only ‘Paranormal Properties’ was a real show I could watch on TV every week…” ~ Rusty Fischer, author of Zombies Don’t Cry

Short Excerpt:


The voice was eerie, barely above a whisper. Jake paused, his sneaker poised above a grave as he stood in the middle of Dusk Cemetery.

It was nearly midnight and he’d grabbed the wrong flashlight before sneaking out of his bedroom window. It had run out of juice halfway through the graveyard, and he’d been blindly stumbling around ever since.

The moon was full, but it was frequently obscured by heavy cloud cover and he had to wait until another patch moved through to see very well.

He wasn’t scared, so much. Jake had a special relationship with graveyards, and this was far from his first time at the rodeo. Still, it was the first time a headstone had ever talked to him.

The voice grew louder.


It was a female voice, sounding dark in a way a ghost might: dark and deep and frosty.

He risked another step, letting the moonlight guide his path. It was a big cemetery, and well-maintained as cemeteries go. There were headstones everywhere, some leaning, some taller than Jake.


Jake turned to the left to follow the sound. It was coming from a massive tombstone two feet taller than he was, and three feet wider. He pointed the flashlight at it, but the beacon was dim, even after he banged it three times on the palm of his hand.

Then, suddenly, it lit, falling upon the dead soul’s name: “Rose Colder.”

It was there on the grave stone, but the flashlight flickered out just before he could read the dates.

“Silas…” came the eerie voice again, so close he could hear the ghost’s lips smacking.

But, wait. Did ghosts really have lips to smack?

Jake parted his own lips and spoke for the first time since walking into the graveyard. “R-R-Rose?”

He hadn’t meant to stutter, but he couldn’t help it. He heard a rasp, or a cough, and then the crunch of dry leaves behind the headstone.

“Silas?” was the reply, and then the rustling of cheap plastic against flesh. The clouds broke, the moon shone down, and a giant, yellow monster reared from behind the headstone, smiling.


“Gotcha!” said the beast, in a boastful, girlish voice. It was a girl, a giant girl, a living girl in a big, yellow raincoat.

“W— who are you?” Jake stammered, trying to hold his ground. He had to look up a good four inches to see her face.

Her eyes glittered beneath her short, greasy hair. She was heavy, but with her big smile and that cheerful way about her, she looked more nice than scary.

“I’m Tank,” she said proudly, inching closer to him with big black and white sneakers crunching over dry, dead leaves. “Who are you?”

“Jake Weir,” he said, relieved he didn’t stammer that time. “And who…who’s Silas?”

“Don’t you know?” she asked, sitting down on one of the large marble slabs that surrounded Rose Colder’s grave. She patted the one next to him, and he sat, too.

He didn’t know why, but even in a graveyard, even after pranking him in her big, yellow raincoat that made her look like a linebacker for an NFL team, this “Tank” girl didn’t scare him.


“No,” he replied.

Tank frowned. “Rose Colder,” she explained, “snuck out at midnight to meet her boyfriend, Silas Miner, in this very cemetery over a hundred years ago. But Silas’s Dad didn’t approve of his son dating a commoner, so he kept Silas from seeing her and sent a couple of local thugs to teach Rose a lesson. When the thugs showed up, Rose fought back…and lost. They buried her here, and legend has it that every night, at midnight, she rises from her grave to take revenge on the men who ended her life.”

“So…so that’s why you were calling me Silas?”

Tank nodded, and then slugged him on the shoulder. “What are you doing here, anyway?” Jake shrugged. He didn’t really want to tell her.

She pulled a flashlight from her raincoat pocket and flicked it on, right in his eyes. “Hey!” He held up a hand to shield his face.

“Wait, hold up.” Tank pointed the beam up. “What’s that on your hat?”

Jake blushed. He’d grabbed the hat at the last minute, not thinking about it. He had so many of them, and they all looked alike: black ball cap, neon green writing that spelled “Paranormal Properties.”

“You…you work for that TV show? The ghost hunting one?”

“You know about it?” Jake was surprised. They’d just gotten into town, and his parents hadn’t even filmed an episode here yet. That’s what he was doing out in the graveyard at midnight, trying to find something extra special for a new episode.

Of course, they’d kill him if they found out, but he figured it would be worth it if they finally got more than a handful of people to watch.

“Know about it?” Tank shouted. “I watch it every week! You know, the live feed on the web page. We don’t have any local channels that play it.”

Jake beamed in appreciation. “Cool,” he said.

“So,” Tank urged, nudging his knee with her own. He noticed she was wearing plaid pants under her yellow rain coat. “Do you work for it or what?”

“My Mom is the host. My Dad is the cameraman.”

Tank gasped and shoved Jake with each word. “No. Way! Get. Out. Of. Town!”

She stopped shoving him and stood up instead, yanking him by the sleeve of his T-shirt. Dragging him from the cemetery, she said, “I love your Mom. You have to tell me all about her.”

“Where are we going?” he asked, finally regaining use of his feet and catching up to her.

She saw him at her side, looked down and let him go. “There’s a diner around the corner, open all night. I’m buying you a hot fudge sundae and you’re going to tell me all about what it’s like to have famous parents.”

“Famous?” he chuckled as he followed her past the cemetery gate. His Mongoose bike was sitting there, dry and rusty, just where he’d left it.

“Sure thing.” She reached behind some bushes and lifted out a green ten speed with just one hand.

They mounted their bikes and, now that he was looking for it, Jake saw the neon sign for the Dusk Diner just around the corner. Yet, something was still bugging him. “Hey,” he said, “what were you doing in the graveyard at midnight?”

Tank shrugged. “Couldn’t sleep.”

“So you went to a cemetery?”

She shrugged again, pedaling off. While struggling to catch up, Jake heard her say, “Hey, I met you, didn’t I?”

About the Author:
I was fascinated with the paranormal when I was very young. I always felt like someone was around me even when I was alone. It caused me to be inspired to write a paranormal book where a teenager can see and hear ghosts and actually makes friends with one.

I use to love to write short stories in school and always wanted to be a writer. But raising children and working jobs I just could not find the time to indulge my passion. Then my children grew up and I ended up having two teenagers at home who did not need as much attention from me. I started toying with the idea of writing once again. So setting aside 5 to 10 minutes per day to write at least one page I could end up with a book a year. Now Paranormal Properties is published and I have a list of 8 more books to write. I don't think I"ll be slowing down anytime soon.



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