Sunday, September 30, 2012

Christmas in October - Day 1

The Mask of Noesis - Juls Duncan
The Mask of Noesis, Book One, A Morgan Koda Adventure, by Juls Duncan. Published by Mythic Dragon Publishing 2012.

Morgan Koda has landed in a world full of magic. Now she must survive it. He’s The Dark Emir. He’s deadly and he’s out there waiting for her.

Twelve years old Morgan Koda has never had an adventure in her life until she hands a letter to a fabled old man. This mythical man leads her into a world full of adventure, where magic is typical, and danger is the norm.

Discovering there’s an ominous object, a golden mask that has the capability of controlling or seizing a wizard’s power - is one thing. Being hunted because she’s the last in her line with the ability to control it, is quite another. Within the shadows of her new home a horrifying opponent prowls.

The Dark Emir will stop at nothing to control her abilities with the golden mask.

With the prospect of success Morgan travels through time in pursuit of the ancient artifact. Running afoul of a T-rex, a crazed band of war painted natives, and coming across a talking polar bear might seem a little strange. But to Morgan it’s all about the balance of power.

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I will give an ebook of Book One, The Mask of Noesis.

Daughter of Hauk - KateMarie Collins

For the orphaned elf, Arwenna, life had treated her kindly.  Her human foster parents raised her well, preparing her for life as a cleric of the God, Silas. The illusion shattered when she was convicted of treason by the Paladins of Silas and executed.

Death wasn’t the paradise she expected.  Tortured by demons, the layers of lies that had clouded her mind began to peel away.  She’d been tricked into betraying Senyan, a man she thought she loved.  Her skills had been used to bind the Demon Lord, Corse, to him.  She was never intended to serve Silas.  Arwenna bore the mark of a Daughter of Hauk.

Would Hauk give her the chance to stop Corse from fully manifesting in the world? And would she be able to save Senyan from the abyss she helped send him to?

Twitter:  @DaughterHauk

I'll give away a .pdf copy of 'Daughter of Hauk

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Animal Andy - Kathy Sattem Rygg

 Ten-year-old Andy Ohman is spending his summer working at the Aksarben City Zoo where his dad is curator. There are rumors the city might close the zoo due to budget cuts. An anonymous donor has given the zoo an antique animal carousel, and Andy’s dad is hopeful it will help boost attendance. Andy’s doubtful that an old kiddie ride will make a difference. He doesn’t see what’s so special about it. But when he takes it for a spin, he unlocks the magic that will help save the zoo.

Purchase ANIMAL ANDY ebook from Muse It Up Publishing

I'll be giving away one free ebook copy (any format) of ANIMAL ANDY.

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Linked Through Time - Jessica Tornese

    Fifteen year old Kate Christenson is pretty sure she’s about to experience the worst possible summer at her grandparent’s farm in Baudette, Minnesota. Without cable, cell phones, or computers, Kate is headed for total isolation and six tedious weeks of boredom. Until the storm.
                A freak lightning accident has Kate waking up in 1960. But she is not herself. She is the aunt she never met, but has eerily resembled her entire life. Thrust into living a dirt poor, rural farm life, Kate struggles to make sense of her situation- a boyfriend with a dark side, a “townie” who steals her heart, and the knowledge that 1960 is the very summer her aunt drowns in the local river.
                Even with every precaution, Kate cannot stop fate, and an unexpected twist adds to her dilemma. To her horror, Kate finds out firsthand her aunt’s death was not an accident or a suicide, but something much, much worse.

Jessica Tornese

I would be willing to send one paperback version to the winner 
(US states only!)

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Crashing Eden - Michael Sussman
For one boy and his friends, the path to Paradise comes at a cost—one they may not be prepared to pay.
When a biking accident leaves 17-year-old Joss Kazdan with the ability to hear things others can't, reality as he knows it begins to unravel.
A world of legends exists beyond the ordinary life he's always known, and he is transported to the same Paradise he's studying in World Mythology. But the strange gets even stranger when his new friends build a device that delivers people through the gates of the Garden of Eden.
Now Samael, the Creator God, is furious. As Samael rains down his apocalyptic devastation on the ecstasy-seeking teens, Joss and his companions must find a way to appease Samael—or the world will be destroyed forever.

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Twitter: @MichaelBSussman!/MichaelBSussman

I am offering the e-book of Crashing Eden (PDF, mobi, or e-pub). 

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  1. This looks awesome Penny! Great idea to get ready for the Christmas shopping rush. Don't wait- peruse the books offered this month and then pick the ones you like best for the people you love.

    Looking forward to month of great books.


  2. Wow, these all sound like they will be great to read. Thanks for sharing about them.


    1. thanks for stopping Susanne....your name is in the drawing! Good luck!

  3. What a great variety of books. I would love to read them all.

    1. Thanks for stopping Lynda....Be sure to stop by every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday...Your name is in the drawing

  4. Congratulations on a huge undertaking, which you are doing beautifully.

  5. Hi Penny,
    I learned of you and "Christmas in October" through Andi's Realm and her Facebook posts. I enjoy reading various genres, so each of these books look interesting. Looking forward to following along this month. All the best with this great idea.
    Laurie Buginsky

  6. Penny, thanks for organizing! What a fun idea for authors and readers! Kathy Rygg

  7. These books look so good. Put my name in. I'll be back!

    Pam Delgado

  8. These books sound intriguing.


  9. What a good idea. These books sound like great reads.

  10. Very nicely done, James. Hope I hope I hope I win. . .

  11. Good job, Penny!