Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sonya Watson's blog tour stops by Penny's Tales

Michael’s Memoirs
I am dead inside

I envisioned cradling my mother’s body as she died. My heart was filled to the brim with regret since she died without any of us by her side. The monsters that prowled the night as well as the day took my mother from me. I vowed as a man, human and hunter I would rid the world of the plague the Guardians knew as the Strangelings. Life filled my soul and travelled to my limbs and escaped through my smile. But now the reaper was my shadow. Many have died by my hand. My heart knew no joy or misery. My innards have been carved out leaving an empty shell. “Who would love me?” I was loved once. In the beginning, love blossomed and happiness was infinite.  But when death came for my mother I no longer had time to entertain the trivial matters of love.  Rage consumed my thoughts, revenge filled my heart and wrath tainted my spirit.  “Am I any better than the things I hunt?” Although I have shoved love aside, it stalked me like a hunter would stalk its prey. Whether night or day, snow or rain, the memories of what it was to love would find me. I was lost on the path called revenge. Anger pulled the strings of the limbs that wielded the weapons. The blood of the enemy covered my hands and stained my core but concern was absent since what I needed was irrelevant.  My mother was dead and my father was absent. I had no one. All I needed was me. My resolve was tested many times but I remained true to the mission until Abrianna.  The light from her soul beamed when she smiled, her voice calmed the ravenous seas of hate and her touch warmed a heart encased in stone. Maybe just maybe she will help me find my way. 

Bio:  I was born in Mandeville, Manchester, Jamaica. I moved to Canada eleven years ago. I discovered writing when I was eleven. However, I was unable to pursue it since I resided in a country where writing was impractical. I rediscovered the art my third year at York University. Kinesiology, the program I was enrolled in, was no longer simulating and I found myself questioning my purpose in life. This led me to poetry and poetry led me to writing novels.


Monday, December 17, 2012

Mike Omar Shares A Wealth of Information

10 Reasons to Build Your First Website TODAY – Takes Less than One Hour
To make a website these days (on your own domain) is a process that takes less than an hour and takes no coding knowledge at all. This is possible due to a simple piece of software that you can install on your domain called WordPress.
It is estimated that over 15% of websites on the Internet right now were made using WordPress, and it is enabling people who hardly know how to use a computer to make themselves professional and impressive websites. You can customize it directly from your Internet Browser and it can have any look you want, with no limitations on what can be done with it.
Here are ten reasons you should make yourself a practice website today:
1.   It will cost you $10 / year for the domain and $5 / month for hosting. In other words, it is very cheap.
2.   It will take you less than an hour to make your very first one.
3.   You can start charging others $500 (or anything) to make their websites (in fact, the first website you  should make  yourself can be your “website creation services” business).
4.   You can advertise yourself or your business with a website, and that will give your business more credibility.
5.   You can gain more exposure for yourself or your business with your website by connecting with other webmasters and getting onto the major search engines.
6.   You can start building websites that make passive income online and start to become less  dependent on an employer.
7.   You would have an impressive new skill to put on your resume.
8.   You can start testing your entrepreneurial ideas by putting them on a website before truly investing in them.
9.   You will never have to depend on a web developer again (especially those who continue to charge an arm and a leg for minor updates).
10.   It is a fun and easy process, and once you learn, you'll start building websites for all kinds of reasons. 


How to make money online (kdp dec 1-2)

How to make a website (kdp dec 6-7)


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Tara Fox Hall gets interviewed - It's a hoot!

A huge thank you to Penny for having me here today!

 I’m here today to promote Shadow Man, the second book in the paranormal action adventure Lash Series.

1.  Give us the inside scoop on Tara Fox Hall and don’t leave out the part about target practicing and firewood cutting….

Tara Fox Hall is a capable countrywoman who was raised in the city. I am equally comfortable sewing or operating a chainsaw. I call most creatures friend, and believe in practicing random acts of kindness, including animal rescue. As for target practice...I usually practice with my .38 revolver, just like the heroine Sar from my novels. I also use a .22 semiautomatic pistol, a single barrel shotgun, and sometimes a .22 rifle.

I had a friend named Eric R. in high school that I hung out with later when I was in college, and he was in the US Army. He taught me to shoot with a .22 bolt-action rifle that was his mom’s. I enjoyed it so much, I got my own second hand rifle for my birthday. I was also reading books at that time by a favorite author of mine, William Johnstone. They promote learning how to defend yourself with a gun, no matter if you’re male or female, at all ages. I took that to heart and applied for my pistol permit.

As for firewood, I began cutting it in the summer of 2000, when I bought a horse farm. (See Saw Man at http://halloweenalliance.com/stories-legends/saw-man.htm, if you’re interested in more of the details). The previous owners has cut down huge trees and left them to rot. Unwilling to let them go to waste—and unhappy about how my electric heat was both expensive and ineffectual in May—I had a wood stove installed and asked a friend to teach me how to chainsaw. At first, I couldn’t get the damn thing started myself. It took me a while to learn the procedure, and still more time to fell a tree so it went where I wanted it to go. But with better than a decade of experience now, I’m pretty decent, as the pics will attest.

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2. Tell us a little about Shadow Man and this Lash character.
This is the blurb for Shadow Man: A renegade vampire begins amassing a flock of true believers, threatening America's vampire hierarchy. Weresnake Lash partners with old enemy Danial and new allies Burl and Spiderboy to track down and annihilate them. Betrayed and left for dead, Lash reemerges the victor, edging ever upward in the Assassin's Ranking, and catching the eye of the sultry nightclub singer Cassandra Nile. Drawn into drugs by Cassie, Lash begins to doubt himself, yearning to leave his life of violence, even as enemies close in from every side.

The central themes of the book are banding together to rise up against corruption, deception, betrayal, the evils of addiction, the strength of friendship, old grudges, and the consequences of choices, whether hastily made or well-contemplated.

But there are many other themes that run through my Lash Series: being an outsider, discrimination, the benefits and drawbacks of family loyalty, evil begetting evil, and the lengths a person will go to in order to protect someone they love. The protagonist, Trystan, initially becomes Lash because he sees no other way to save his loved ones or himself. His actions to protect his loved ones and himself drive the book series, and change the course of his life, putting him on the path to infamy. When you have everything in your life reinforcing the worst in you, it’s a hard not to succumb.

This is the second book in the Lash series. Initially I thought to end the first book with the events at the close of Shadow Man, but realized halfway through that the work was going to more than one book by the time I was done. I also realized that I was hooked on writing Lash’s life, and there was a much longer story I wanted to tell. I can’t wait to delve into research for more sequels.

3. When the movie version of Shadow Man comes out….who will play Lash?
I’d pick an unknown, so that the viewers would really see Lash, and not some well-known actor. That way—hopefully—the actor would agree to be in several sequels…and not be already taken for some other role.

4. I found you have many credits to your name, Tara, and most look like horror/paranormal stories. How did you come up with the ideas for this series?
The character of Lash is a mix of me, my husband, my various family members, with some personality traits of the guys who I work with in the metal shop. A large part of the inspiration for Lash’s personality came from old gangster movies from the 30s and 40s that depicted the Roaring 20s. I was also watching the first version of The Karate Kid the day I wrote the book outline, which inspired part of the plot (the racism Lash experiences, his not having a father around in his youth, and his later training to be an assassin with the man called “Master”). I travelled to both The Everglades and New Orleans years ago, so much of the description of scenery and The French Quarter is from my memories of those weeks. Valerian’s plantation house is loosely based on Oak Alley, a real plantation outside Baton Rouge where the movie Interview with the Vampire was shot.
Lash is a character from the latter books in my Promise Me series. He is old when he appears in the Promise Me series, and not much is known about his earlier years, other that the few details he provides. He was terrific fun to write in hat series, and he became my mother’s favorite character, though she hated him at first. As he was also a character I wanted to know the backstory on, I began telling his story, beginning with the little info I knew about his past. Unlike the Promise Me series, Lash’s story is not a romance, but filled with action, adventure, horrific events, suspense, sex, and yes, a little bit of passion.

5. Have you or do you want to write in other genres?
My writing credits already include nonfiction, horror, suspense, action-adventure, erotica, and contemporary and historical paranormal romance. I hope to try YA in another year or so. I have a book in its final stages, but as it has the makings of yet another series, it’s going to have to wait a while.

I am pleased that two children’s stories I wrote, A Tree’s Dream and The Perfect Dog, are free online at www.childrens-stories.net under New Writer Stories. I am thrilled that a friend, Tina Wildey, agreed to illustrate them. A new story, The Present People, will release in time for Christmas.

6. Now since your stories run on the scary side, is there something in the inky darkness that sends chills up your spine?
Almost all my short horror stories are based on nightmares. Take a look at www.flashesinthedark.com at any of the 12 stories online there. ALL of them are from real nightmares I’ve had. The worst of the worst are always saved and compiled for tales of Latham’s Landing, my fictional partly submerged island mansion. “Origin of Fear” in Spellbound 2011 and “All That Remains” of Bedtime Shadows contain my worst nightmares to date.

7. Can you give us all some insight into one of your works in progress?
If all goes well, the next Lash Book, War, will be out in 2013. Another 3 Promise Me series sequels will also publish in 2013: Taken in the Night, Taken for His Own, and Immortal Confessions. I am also working on collaboration with T. Fox Dunham for a shorter work about a werefox couple during WWII. Here is the promotional blurb written my esteemed colleague:
Human civilization rips itself apart in a second world war. Sions, the race of were-foxes, are forbidden to interfere, but a young werefox reaching maturity, following the dark prescient vision given to each of her kind, breaks this vow for her secret mate. T. Fox Dunham and Tara Fox Hall combine their art to create this tale for a combined anthology with Jay Wilburn for Hazardous Press.

8. When you are done with your work, do you have a go-to person that you let read your story?
My mother reads my work before it is submitted anywhere, from poem to article to short story to novel. If she doesn’t like it, it doesn’t get submitted. Believe me, she has no trouble being critically honest, even being my mom. Recently, the good Jenny Twist also has proofed my shorter works, like blog posts. She is a huge help to me, and I’m very grateful. Another good friend, Tori L. Ridgewood has also helped proofing some of my novels, like the aforementioned Lash, Broken Promise, and Shadow Man.

9.  And of course the most important – where can we find you and your stories? 
Online, of course! Here are my links:

Tara's Facebook Page:

For info on my recently published series books Lash: Shadow Man click here: http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Man-Lash-ebook/dp/B009UHDZHY 

Excerpt from Shadow Man:
      I went into Abraham’s office. He was sitting there behind his desk, working.    
      “I’ve made arrangements with Jacob for him to turn Winnie a week before our oathing.”
      “And this couldn’t wait to tell to me until after my weekly bullshit run?”
      Abraham scowled at me. “I’m telling you because I want you there, watching him and me, Lash. I’m worried she may not make the change, that she might die! I love her. I thought as a friend, you’d understand.”
      Now I felt like a heel. “Sorry,” I hissed. “These trips are wearing on me.”
      “They are wearing on us all,” Abraham said flatly. “Tell Jeanna to move this week, Lash. We can’t wait any longer. Her reports from this year now are that Eli has close to a thousand vampires total in his church. That means he’s outnumbered Jacob and the other local rulers in men by a hundred to one.” Abraham’s voice was deeply afraid.
      Those numbers scared me, too. “What did Devlin say? I know you’ve kept him in the loop.”
      “Devlin Dalcon ‘doesn’t believe the numbers are right.’ He says that there are only a few Rulers capable of making vampires, and all have sworn they are not helping Eli. And he says that the borders are being watched, so none are sneaking in. So he thinks somehow Eli’s got magical help and is bringing them either from Europe somehow, or more likely that they are not true vampires, but some kind of faerie crossbreed of demon and some other species—”
      “That’s bullshit.”
      “I know,” Abraham said. “But word is that Dalcon is losing his sanity. He’s stayed out of the limelight since his visit here years ago, and he’s not seen at all outside his fortress in the North. They say his legendary reign may be ending.”
      I wasn’t sure whether to be happy or sad. There was a lot that was bad about Devlin, sure, but Eli was not a problem I wanted to deal with without someone like Devlin waiting in the wings as backup.
      “Get going,” Abraham said grumpily, shuffling papers on his desk. “I have to make some calls. Thank God for the telephone. At least it saves me traveling to meetings every night. If only they’d devise a way for me to be able to view the person I’m talking to!”
      I nodded and left as he began dialing.

You have been a delightful guest, Tara!  Your books sound thrilling and your life sounds – well certainly not boring!

Thank you so much for stopping by Penny’s Tales as part of your book tour.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

"E-mail Can Be Dangerous" says G. B. Miller

                            "E-mail Can Be Dangerous"

How many times has this happened to you?

You're sitting at your desk at work, or at your computer at home, or wherever you happen to be with your tablet or I-Pad, minding your own business and doing your job, when all of a sudden dozens upon dozens of e-mails flood your in-box. You jump out of your seat and immediately start deleting all the unwanted e-mails.

But as soon as you get through one batch, another wave crashes the beach and again your in-box is deluged with e-mails.

As you frantically try to empty the quickly sinking boat, you scream, "Where is all this spam coming from????"

Sadly my friend, this is no spammer claiming yet another victim. This is an unknown co-worker who, although works in some other agency's IT department, doesn't know how to properly send e-mail. They compposed a test e-mail, stick it on some ginormous e-mail list and then hits the "send" button.

Remember, only you can prevent the technologically impaired from wrecking havoc on the collective word's psyche with tales of brave puppy dogs, salacious kitty cats and test e-mails that point out the incredibly obvious. The next time you catch one getting ready to do just that, wheel them away from their object of desire and pair them up with someone who can teach them properly, perferably from grades 6 through 9.

You'll be so glad that you did, and so will everyone else.


Here are a few links to my book:



Book trailer:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gbmjrofct

Blog: http://cedarmountainnewengland.blogspot.com


A little info about G.B. Miller

"While working as a Payroll Clerk in state government back 2006 (and with a little encouragement from friends and co-workers), G. B. decided to take up writing so as to make better use of his free time. Becoming fully immersed with his nascent 2nd career, some six years later, he can proudly said that he is a published somebody, with two short stories, a self-pubbed chapbook and his commercial debut.
"G.B. currently lives in Newington CT with his wife Joanne, his two children and his pet cat Holly. Currently he divides his time between working for the state, and creating written mayhem in the cyber world and the real world."

Friday, November 16, 2012

JQ Rose Offers Up A Special Posting On Some Awesome Women!

Hi Penny. Thanks for hosting me today so I can tell your readers about the awesome women profiled in my new interactive e-book for girls, Girls Succeed: Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women.

Hello Readers. I’m excited to visit with you today. Please leave comments to enter a random drawing for prizes after the tour is completed. More information about that later.

This book about careers includes interviews with fifteen remarkable women who have achieved recognition for their accomplishment in their occupations. This is a diverse group of careers involving women who have discovered cures to stamp out disease, made people laugh, earned Olympic and Paralympic gold medals, crossed the country in the cab of an 18 wheeler, and lots more.

It was my privilege to interview them for the book. My heartfelt thanks go to them for trusting me to tell their inspiring stories and for allowing me to share them with young girls. I have had so many wonderful comments from the girls’ focus groups on how the stories have resonated with them.

I envisioned this book way back in 2006 after I had met and worked with the counselors and campers at a girls’ summer residence camp in Michigan, Camp Newaygo. In fact three of the women in the book are alumni from that camp, medical doctor Cate Bradley, cooking professional Sue Chef, and educator Barbara “Chili” Chiles.

I began my quest for outstanding women in their field by researching at the library. I made a list in Word Excel of all the areas I would like to include like arts, entertainment, science, business, athletics, and so on and filled in the spreadsheet with their names and mailing addresses. I designed a really cute letterhead, if I say so myself, and toiled over writing a cover letter that would stir them to want to be included in the project.  I sent a matching post card for them to return with boxes to check indicating they were interested, not interested, or wanted more information.

I was thrilled when the postcards began returning to me in the mail with checkmarks in the boxes for interested. I immediately sent the respondents a page of questions to return to me and then I called each one for an interview. Yes, complete strangers who were in the project simply because they wanted to inspire and empower girls. Amazing.

I sent a request to Robin Roberts, host at Good Morning America. She was so gracious in her hand-written reply noted at the bottom of the post card. She wished me luck with the project, but could not participate due to contractual obligations. At this moment Robin is in the fight of her life after undergoing a bone marrow transplant. She is in my prayers for her complete recovery and return to the GMA desk.

It has been an awesome journey to discover so many generous, thoughtful women. They range in age from late twenties to well, just let me say, mature. Their backgrounds include the city life and the rural life, and they are from different ethnic groups. They have graduated from Harvard, Yale, private and state colleges, and one from a community college to earn her commercial driver’s license to drive semi trucks.

So you can see there is no one requirement to become successful, except perhaps passion and hard work.

I have listed below the Table of Contents in the book so you can see how diverse the careers are in the book. Perhaps you or a girl in your life would like to explore one of these careers. 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1--Horse Trainer/Competitive Dressage Rider, Pati Pierucci
True Love
Chapter 2--Bike Racer, Mackenzie Woodring
Speeding Around the Track
Chapter 3--Children’s Book Author and Illustrator, Jane Stroschin
Practice, Practice, Practice
Chapter 4--Medical Doctor, Cate Bradley
Role Models Rock
Chapter 5--Chef, Sue Chef
Cooking Up a Career
Chapter 6--Technology Expert, Diana Stoneberg
Keep Your Sense of Humor
Chapter 7--Christian Minister, Laurie Haller
Serving God
Chapter 8--Horticulturalist, Sharon Loving
Thank You Very Mulch
Chapter 9--Medical Scientist, Juanita Merchant
Confidence Counts
Chapter 10-Olympic Gold Medalist in Women’s Ice Hockey, Angela Ruggiero
Showing the Boys
Chapter 11-Semi-Truck Driver, Barbara Totten
Freedom of the Road
Chapter 12-Teacher/Coach/Athletic Director, Barbara “Chili” Chiles
Aim Higher
Chapter13-Social Worker, Lenair Correll           
Overcoming Obstacles
Chapter 14-Entrepreneur/Product Developer, Veronica Bosgraaf
Find the Path to Success
Chapter 15-Professional Clown, Brenda Marshall
A Big Red Nose

Connect with J.Q. Rose online at
Author website http://jqrose.webs.com/

Contest Information Janet will be drawing winners from visitors who leave comments during the tour. The prizes for you or a girl in your life are a $10 Amazon gift certificate, a copy of the Girls Succeed e-book in your choice of format, a “Succeed” beaded bracelet kit, and inspirational note pads. (See the Girls Succeed and J Q Rose blogs for photos and blog tour information.). Winners announced on her blogs on Sunday, November 18 at 9 pm EST. Good luck!

This is a terrific post J.Q.   Thanks for sharing it on my blog!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Christmas In October is over and WE HAVE A WINNER!

First let me thank all of you for stopping by and checking out our fabulous authors who participated in the Christmas In October blog hop!  You all rock!!!

There were some of you who came by almost every day and I really appreciate that.  BUT there can only be one winner and it is..........dum da dum dum..........

Susanne Drazic!  Congratulations Susanne

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Last day for Christmas In October - Oct. 31

Mr. Blank - Justin Robinson
Every conspiracy needs a guy like me.

Every conspiracy has one… me.

And now someone’s trying to kill me.

When everyone has a motive, everyone is a suspect, and I don’t even know who all the players are. It’s a race against time to figure out who wants me dead, and why, and how to prevent all the underground conspiracies, aliens, cryptids, and things that go bump in the night from throwing the world into chaos while I’m at it.

Just another normal day at the office, really.

I am offering a copy of Mr. Blank

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Christmas Storm - Nancy Marie Bell

All Michelle wants for Christmas is peace of mind. The only thing bigger than the storm in her heart is the blizzard raging across the Alberta prairie outside her window. Finding an injured stray dog is the last thing she needs. Add to the mix the handsome new vet who is taking over her beloved Doc’s practice and peace of mind is not in the picture. Cale Benjamin is too nice to be for real. Michelle is still smarting from being jilted by her high school sweetheart fiancĂ© and not in the mood to trust any man, let alone one as drop dead gorgeous as Dr. Cale Benjamin DVM. The injured stray, Storm, keeps putting Michelle in Cale’s path whether she likes it or no. She is distressed to find that the handsome young vet is sliding past her carefully erected defenses and into her heart. A few well placed nudges from Doc’s match maker wife, Mary, help the young doctor’s cause, but will it be enough to make the lady rancher allow him into her life?

The answer lies in the pages of Christmas Storm, find out for yourself.

Tiny Url for buy link  http://tinyurl.com/886dpeo

I am giving a copy of  Christmas Storm

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Hike Up Devil's Mountain - Penny Estelle

What do you get when one ten-year old boy breaks into the basement of an old abandoned house, that is to be demolished the next day, and finds a mysterious glowing stick? Now add the school bully and his ten-year old brother who also find their way to that basement.  The bully wants that stick!  A fight ensues and that bully is now a toad. 

What you get is a whirlwind adventure of two boys and a toad that have to hike up Devil’s Mountain to find the only person who can help them.

The dangers they meet along the way will keep you turning those pages to find out what happens next!  There is a surprise ending you just don’t see coming!

I am offering a signed copy of Hike Up Devil's Mountain

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Softly Say Goodbye - KC Sprayberry
Erin Sellers, an eighteen-year-old high school senior, hates teen drinking. She and her three friends decide to use Twitter to stop a group, the Kewl Krew, from using their high school as the local bar. The members of this group are just as determined to stop anyone from messing up their fun. Erin continues in spite of veiled threats to her safety. During Spring Break, her guy, Bill, goes out with his friend on a trip they've planned for ages. The guys are run off the road by a teen drunk on the way home and die in the ensuing accident. Erin's left grieving for her guy and eventually comes to terms with his loss. She also works with her best friend, Shari, to make a video a teacher posts to YouTube that sends a message about teen drinking, and the video goes viral in just one night. Even graduation becomes a venue to send a message when the entire senior class participates in a salute to Bill, his friend, and another senior who died during the year because of teen drinking. Erin goes to visit Bill's mom in Florida after graduation and only there can she finally say goodbye to her guy.

I can offer a PDF copy of the book and a wristband
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Be sure to leave a comment and have your name put in the drawing! 

Don't forget your email address! 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Christmas In October - Oct. 29

A Step Sideways - Nancy Marie Bell

Legend says that land once stretched from Lands End in Cornwall as far as the Scillies Islands thirty miles out in the Atlantic. To this mythical land Gort Treliving escapes to avoid the pain inflicted by his abusive uncle. He steps away from his corporeal body and walks into the mist of oblivion, seeking only to find peace. To Gort’s surprise he finds he is one of King Arthur’s knights, Sir Gawain. He is also the partner of a wonderful grey war stallion who can telepathically speak to him.
            While he is caught up in a wild chase across the countryside to rescue King Arthur’s kidnapped queen and her lady, Gort as Gawain, tries to puzzle out the strange visions of another life that assail him at the most inopportune times.
There is intrigue, mystery, sword play and a dash of romance. A Step Sideways is a rollicking romp of an adventure that borrows inspiration from the Arthurian legends with a decidedly quirky cast of supporting characters.
After the last page the characters will linger in your mind and you’ll wonder what happened next.
Gort Treliving steps from his body into the mist of oblivion to escape the pain inflicted by his abusive uncle. He finds he is one of King Arthur’s knights.
            While chasing Arthur’s kidnapped queen, Gort must puzzle out the visions of another life that assail him at the most inopportune times.

I am offering a PDF copy of A Step Sideways 

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Mark of the Sire - Larion Wills
Mark of the Sire, historical western romance
When legends come to life, evil men pay.
They thought it would be easy. One was a dude from the East, softened by easy living. The other was no more than white trash. They discovered Lon didn’t kill any easier than Chancy, and they both fought back, aided by two men those of the valley believed to be no more than legends. The Indians called them Lance and Knife. As well as the sons discovering why, so do their enemies when a family once torn apart unite to make war. 
MuseItUp Publishing buy link for MuseItUP
I'll offer up a download of the book and a goody bag (to USA only)

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Wicked Knight - Tierney O'Malley
 Ruggedly handsome pediatrician, Dr. Tristan Knight, is done with marriage. Once is enough. Eager to avoid making another mistake of getting trapped in marriage vows, Tristan wields strong control to suppress his growing attraction to his sister’s friend, Julie Parrish. But his resolve is tested when an unusual request for help lands on his lap—marry Julie.

Author and former model, Julie Parrish has been trying to keep her image clean, otherwise, her drunkard father will get the inheritance her mother has left her. She will never let that happen. But her stepmother, Marla, has learned about the will’s stipulation. Since then, she’s been attempting to prove to the lawyers that Julie is far from being clean. Fortunately, her mother has added an out to the will. Marriage. So when Tristan surprised her by offering his help to end her problem with Marla, she accepts. But Julie wants more than just a ring. She wants the elusive doctor’s heart.

Buy Links:

I am giving away a copy of Wicked Knight 
(Knight Brother series book 1)
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Be sure to leave a comment and have your name put in the drawing! 

Don't forget your email address! 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Christmas In October - Oct. 26

A Float Down the Canal - Penny Estelle
Twelve-year old Pam Simpson gets dumped on when her mother is called into work. She has to cancel her plans with friends and a day at the mall to babysit her brother and his friend, and entertain her cousin, Candy, whom she doesn't even like. They are going to spend the day at the public pool. Much to Candy's frantic dismay, the group will be floating down the canal to get there.
Pam's day goes from the worst to the best day of her life, thanks to her prissy cousin and A Float Down the Canal.
Barnes & Noble



I am giving away a PDF copy of A Float Down the Canal

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Legend Of Koolura - Michael L. Thal

The Legend of Koolura tells the story of a sixth grade girl and how she obtained the cool powers.  She has the ability to dematerialize at will and reappear where she chooses. She can move objects with her mind and she can even defy gravity!
But will these powers be of any use in stopping a stalker intent on her destruction? The stalker is determined to retrieve Koolura’s unrealized cool powers and hurt any of her friends who get into his way. As the hour approaches for Koolura’s final confrontation with her nemesis, she may finally find vengeance to the man who killed her mother.


Visit Michael Thal @ http://www.michaelthal.com

I'll give away a print copy of The Legend of Koolura.
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The King's Ransom - Cheryl Carpinello
  In medieval Wales, eleven-year-old Prince Gavin, thirteen-year-old orphan Philip, and fifteen-year-old blacksmith's apprentice Bryan are brought together in friendship by one they call the Wild Man. When an advisor to the king is killed and a jewelled medallion is stolen from the king’s treasury, the Wild Man is accused of the theft and murder. 

Filled with disbelief at the arrest of the Wild Man, the three friends embark upon a knight’s quest to save their friend’s life. To succeed, the three must confront their fears and insecurities, and one of them will have to disclose the biggest secret of all. 

Join Gavin, Philip, and Bryan on their quest and share the adventures that await them in the land of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

The King's Ransom 2012 Silver Award Recipient for YA Fiction from Children's Literary Classics!

I'll give away an Ebook (any format) of The King’s Ransom

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Death Sparkles - Kelly Whitley
The Death Sparkles Anthology is a collection of scary and mysterious short stories based on the writing prompt of "The diamond necklace dangled from the dead woman's hand." Proceeds go to literacy charities.
"Put together a room full of writers (even virtually), toss out a prompt, and you get a rich, astonishing mix of interpretations. We found each other online, via Savvy Authors, and the authors featured in these pages were all part of a one-year intensive writing program. Different short story assignments had different parameters. This one was simply to have the above line, intact, appear somewhere in the story."
We had such fun with our stories, we decided to collect them into an anthology, and donate the proceeds to a literacy charity. The voices in these stories are as strong and unique as the individuals who created them. They cover a range of genres, but all of them use a diamond necklace and a dead woman as the fulcrum. I love finding new-to-me writers through anthologies, and we all hope you like the range of creative voices presented in these pages.

Literal Interpretation by Kelly Whitley
Clay must recover a valuable antique before his sister calls the police, but things are not always what they seem to be at The Antiquarium…
Enjoy eight other stories in this collection as well!
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