Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Christmas In October October 3

The Substitute - James Hatch

The Substitute – Paranormal Comedy by Solstice Publishing: The novel is the first of a trilogy of comedies (The Substitute; Oh, Heavens, Miss Havana! and The Training Bra). The novel offers a hilarious romp through the final days of Miss Havana’s life, her trials in purgatory and her afterlife with Lucifer. Witty and spicy, it leaves readers in tears of laughter. Excerpts from all novels are posted at Please stop by!

Miss Havana’s public persona was far from the truth because, in her capacity as substitute teacher, the small community where she lived knew her as the breathtakingly beautiful young woman who demanded every student learn, but in her private life, ostensibly caring for aging parents in Chicago, she raced through the lives of powerful men, leaving a wake of destruction…and a deep desire for revenge. Little did she realize her conflicted life would end in a chaotic death at an early age, and to eternal conflict with the devil. The surprise ending will leave the reader stunned and gasping for more.

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I will be giving away an eBook of The Substitute

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Store Wars - Vicki Batman

Janie McNeil and her best friend, Tracey, are following their hearts' desire and opening a store, Twinkle Toes, in the Sommerville Historic Depot District. While scoping out the other stores, they run into Fletcher Babcock, Janie's old love, who dumped her when he went off to study architecture in New York City. Only now, he's running his mom's store and the SHDD.

The competition is heating up.

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Giveaway: an ecopy of Store Wars
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Inspector of the Cross - John Rosenman
What happens when a man outlives his great-great-great grandchildren in the pursuit of a noble but desperate cause that costs him everything he ever loved?  This is the case with Turtan in Inspector of the Cross, a futuristic science-fiction adventure novel published by MuseItUp Publishing.  Turtan travels in suspended animation to distant worlds in order to find a weapon that might turn the tide against the Cen, vicious aliens who have brought humanity to the brink of ruin.  Nearly 4,000 years old, Inspector Turtan is the Cross’s oldest and greatest agent, and his quest leads to a stunning climax when he finally discovers a device that can save mankind from annihilation only to find that a dangerous and seductive woman stands in his way.  
ISBN  978-1-927361-74-0 
Cover Designer: Delilah K. Stephans
Besides the top prize of INSPECTOR OF THE CROSS, second and third prizes will consist of two other MIU books.  The Blue of Her Hair, the Gold of Her Hair is the winner of Preditor and Editors annual Readers Poll for Science Fiction and Fantasy short fiction.  Steam Heat is an erotic thriller that takes place in a meat market--i.e., a health spa.  A tip: Watch out for the steam room!
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A Courtesan's Desires - Killarney Sheffield
For a Hutterite girl the journey to England should be exciting but for Rachel Sholis it turns out to be a nightmare. Alone and afraid in a strange land, she is forced to become her moral opposite. A courtesan isn't supposed to fall in love with her benefactor. Is her freedom and that of her family written in his blood? Is it possible for a courtesan to love and be loved in return?
Other books available @ MuseItUp Publishing: Guilty Kisses, Stand & Deliver Your Heart, The Horseguard's Lady, A Courtesan's Desires, Inventing Love
Coming soon: Love's Deception, Marie.
genre- romance historical and steampunk
Will give away their choice of any 5 of my historical romances available @

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Confessions of a Teenage Hermaphrodite - Lianne Simon
 Endorsed by a leading researcher of Disorders of Sex Development, Confessions of a Teenage Hermaphrodite is an unusual coming-of-age story, an authentic portrayal of the issues faced by an intersex teen.

Jameson was born with a testis, an ovary, and a pixie face. What was between his legs left the doctors guessing at his sex. Assigned male, it soon became apparent that Jamie considered herself a girl. After some resistance, her parents allowed her to live as one. When she was nine, however, authorities discovered that the boy Jameson was being illegally home schooled. The family scrambled to find a doctor willing to help correct the child's birth certificate, but meanwhile Jameson had to return to living as a boy.

All it would take to make Jameson a boy would be minor surgery and a few years on testosterone. Well that's what his parents always say, but he sees an elfin princess in the mirror. To become the man everyone expects, Jameson must put behind him the hopes and dreams of a little girl.

At sixteen, the four-foot-eleven soprano leaves home for a boys' dorm at college. The elfin princess can live in the books Jameson reads and nobody has to find out he isn't like other boys. But then a medical student tells Jamie he should have been raised female. Suppressed childhood memories stir and Jamie begins a perilous journey to adulthood. The elfin princess can thrive, but will she risk losing her family and her education for a boy who may desert her or a toddler she may never be allowed to adopt?

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I would be happy to provide one paperback or one e-book 

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  1. I've heard of some of these titles.


  2. Looks like a great collection of titles here, with some intriguing plots.
    I'm shopping now!

    1. Kelly.....I need your email address for the drawing!

    2. kelly_book_maven(at)yahoo(dot)com

  3. I think all the books will look really good on my computer and on my bookshelves


  4. Thanks for commenting! I took a break from promoing the writing contest and just relaxed and read blurbs LOL! Got to find some room on my ereader now...LOL.
    Incase anyone is interested in a sample of my writing you can see one here at the contest.
    While your there could you consider voting for it? Thanks! 1 vote per day allowed until Oct 11.

  5. Looks great. Books sound very interesting.


  6. All these books sound good.


  7. Always happy to find new authors to read...thanks for the excerpts!

  8. A great show of books. I've read Inspector of the Cross and have A Courtesan's Desires on my TBR list. Thanks for having this fun event, Penny