Archives for May 2012

The Ferryman & the Flame Book Blast June 12th to 22nd

The Ferryman & The Flame Series by Rhiannon Paille. The giveaway will be for a $100 Gift Card.  June 12th to 22nd.

Flame of Surrender (The Ferryman & the Flame Book 1)


Kaliel and Krishani weren’t meant to meet or fall in love but they did. Krishani’s dreams of death lead him to a fate he’s terrified of – becoming the next Ferryman. His only refuge is Kaliel, the peculiar girl that swims with merfolk and talks to trees. Kaliel has a secret of her own. She’s the Amethyst Flame, one of nine apocalyptic weapons. The Valtanyana will destroy everything on Avristar to get to her. Kaliel has to choose: face them, hide or unleash the Flame. 

How far would you go to save everything you ever loved?

Book praise:
“Rhiannon Paille is the J.R.R. Tolkien of today’s young adult generation. She’s a visionary with a phenomenal talent for words, and I just can’t tell you how much I love her!” – Bookish Blog

“Rhiannon Paille creates a unique and beautiful world that will draw you in and make you remember what it was like to be young, innocent, and full of wonder.” – Cory Putnam Oakes, author of The Veil 

“I totally and completely lost myself in this book.” – One a Day YA 

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Rhiannon Paille
I was never a normal girl. My life was an urban fantasy wrapped in a paranormal romance and served with a side of horror. To escape my everyday weirdness I began writing fantasy. I studied at U of Sedona and MIMT, obtaining a PhD in Metaphysical Science and Parapsychology. I’m married to a chef/comic book shop owner and I have a fondness for architecture. I frequent twitter and facebook, but if you really want to get to know me you should visit my site: www.yafantasyauthor.com

Author of The Ferryman and The Flame Series
Flame of Surrender on GoodreadsAmazonSmashwordsB&NIndigoKobo
Flame of Justice release date: October 2012
Flame of the Apocalypse release date: October 2013
Follow Me: TwitterFacebookBlogWebsite

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Book Blast Mrs Tuesday’s Departure RESCHEDULED FOR June 14th – 21st

THIS BOOK BLAST HAS BEEN POSTPONED until I can get back on my feet 😉

Mrs. Tuesday’s Departure Book Blast – $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway – June 14th to 21st

Author Suzanne Anderson

I was born in Fort Lauderdale, attended the University of Michigan on an athletic scholarship for swimming and then worked on Wall Street. I left the bright lights of the big city fifteen years ago and traveled the world. I now live in the mountains of Colorado, where I pursue my dream of writing novels.

LINKS:
Website: http://www.suzanneanderson.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Suzanne-Anderson-Author-Page/201662786512944
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Mrs. Tuesday’s Departure

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for…
Hungary’s fragile alliance with Germany kept Natalie, a renowned children’s book author, and her family out of harm’s way for most of the war. Now as the Führer’s desperation grows during the waning years of the conflict, so does its threat. Natalie’s younger sister, Ilona, married a Jewish man, putting both her and her young daughter, Mila, in peril; Natalie’s twin sister, Anna, is losing her already tenuous hold on reality. As the streets of Budapest thrum with the pounding boots of Nazi soldiers, danger creeps to the doorstep where Natalie shields them all.
Ilona and her husband take the last two tickets to safety for themselves, abandoning Natalie to protect Anna and Mila from the encroaching danger. Anna’s paranoid explosion at a university where was once a professor, sparked by delusions over an imagined love triangle, threatens their only other chance for escape. Ultimately, Natalie is presented with a choice no one should ever have to make; which of her family will she save?
An inspirational story of faith and family, strength and weakness, and the ultimate triumph of love over hate. Mrs. Tuesday’s Departure demonstrates the power of faith to light even the most harrowing darkness.
… faith is the evidence of things not seen.

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Frequent Traveller Book Blast – May 31st

From the blue oceans of Antigua to the bustling streets of Vietnam, the racing adrenaline at the Green Hell, the devastating natural disaster in Japan and the stunning architecture in Germany, Cathy Dixon finds herself in a whirlwind of fine dining, plush clothes and sheer extravagance.

But is perfection a mask for untold disaster? What is Cathy’s secret and how will her world change when the world knows? Will her secrets ever catch up with her or will Cathy continue to sail alongside perfection in the world she has created for herself as a Frequent Traveller?

In conjunction, with the launch of MoonStar Luxury’s new website (http://moonstarluxury.com/), we invite you to step into Cathy Dixon’s world where more goodies, surprises and a little mystery awaits.

Frequent Traveller, the first book in the Cathy Dixon series will be free from 31 May to 4 June 2012. (Amazon link http://www.amazon.com/Frequent-Traveller-Cathy-Dixon-ebook/dp/B0067BKK6K)

Giveaway Details – 11 winners
Grand prize 1 x $50 Amazon.com voucher
10 x $5 Amazon.com vouchers

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Reunited Book Blast – June 5th -12th

Author: Hilary Weisman Graham

Book: Reunited

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Pub Date: June 12, 2012

Description of book: 1 Concert. 2,000 Miles. 3 Ex-Best Friends.

Award: Winner of the 2011 SCBWI Book Launch Award

Website: www.hilarygraham.com

Book Summary:
Alice, Summer, and Tiernan are ex-best friends. Back in middle school, the three girls were inseparable. They were also the number one fans of the rock band Level3. But when the band broke up, so did their friendship. Summer ran with the popular crowd, Tiernan was a rebellious wild-child, and Alice spent high school with her nose buried in books. Now, just as the girls are about to graduate, Level3 announces a one-time-only reunion show. Even though the concert’s 2000 miles away, Alice buys three tickets on impulse. And as it turns out, Summer and Tiernan have their own reasons for wanting to get out of town. But on the long drive cross-country, the girls hit more than a few bumps in the road. Will their friendship get an encore or is the show really over?

Praise: 

Hilary Weisman Graham’s debut is a fun, bubbly and heartwarming coming-of-age story of friendship, love, and ultimately, finding yourself and being true to who you are — no matter what. It’s one of those books that has a little bit of everything, for everyone… one of my favorite YA Contemporary reads of 2012 so far! ~The Teen Book Guru

What an amazingly written book! Graham has done the very difficult job of capturing the distinct voices of three very different girls. ~Author Katie McGarry

This book has it all: wit, great prose, lots of true-to-life teenage angst, rock stars, and a terrific plot. I can’t wait to see the movie version! ~Author Lee Harrington

The ultimate road-trip, friendship ride! Made me want to hop into the car with some of my friends and head cross-country. Alice, Summer, and Tiernan are unique, well-developed, and likable characters. I enjoy this book a lot. ~Author Colleen Clayton

Author Hilary Weisman Graham
SHORT BIO:

Hilary Weisman Graham is an award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter, and novelist. She lives in rural New Hampshire with her husband and son, roughly thirty minutes away from the nearest grocery store.

LONGER BIO:

Hilary Weisman Graham is a screenwriter, Emmy-nominated TV producer, filmmaker, and the author of Reunited (Simon & Schuster – June 12, 2012), her debut young adult novel.

In 2007, Hilary was selected as a contestant on the Mark Burnett/Steven Spielberg-produced reality series On the Lot: The Search for America’s Next Great Director. Out of a pool of 12,000 submissions, Hilary made it onto the show as one of the eighteen finalists and stayed in the competition until only nine contestants remained, making her the longest-standing female director.

Among Hilary’s many film-related honors, her personal favorite happened on On the Lot, when Carrie Fisher (best-selling author/screenwriter/Princess Leia) watched one of Hilary’s short films, looked her in the eye, and said, “I am jealous of your writing.”

Hilary lives in rural New Hampshire with her husband and son, but still manages to do business Hollywood and is currently at work on a screenplay for The Disney Channel.

LINKS:

Website: http://www.hilarygraham.com

Blog: http://hilarywgraham.wordpress.com/

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

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12988064-reunited

Twitter: @HilaryGraham

REUNITED Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTuA9xbhE9I&context=C4c50a60ADvjVQa1PpcFPbab6XSgAMjivdrQyLM0sJ5_dvcF8pDRo=

Author Page (Simon & Schuster): http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Hilary-Weisman-Graham/70282925

Level3’s website: www.level3theband.com

You can order REUNITED here:

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http://www.amazon.com/Reunited-Hilary-Weisman-Graham/dp/144243984X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321630047&sr=8-1

http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781442439849

Giveaway Details:
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Ends 6/12/12

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Betrayed by Ednah Walters Book Blast

Betrayed is a Young Adult book.

Betrayed
Lil isn’t just an average teenager. She’s one of the Nephilim–the descendants of humans and angels–which gives her some serious psi skills and a mission for redemption. Just when Lil thinks she’s found a balance between her normal life with human friends and her training to become a Guardian, she’s warned that someone close to her will betray her. When the boy she loves starts acting strangely and one of her human friends acquires a supernatural ability, Lil begins to realize that someone is manipulating the people she loves… and won’t stop until she’s been lured to the dark side.

LINKS:

WEBSITE:
http://www.ednahwalters.com/

BLOG:

http://ednahwalters.blogspot.com/

FACEBOOK PAGE:

https://www.facebook.com/ednahyaauthor#!/GuardianLegacyBooks

YOUTUBE:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtkmEprzYaY

TWITTER:

https://twitter.com/#!/yaednah_walters

GOODREADS:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4188120.Ednah_Walters

GOOGLE+

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AMAZON:

http://www.amazon.com/Betrayed-A-Guardian-Legacy-Book/dp/1937053180/

B&N
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BOOK DEPOSITORY:

http://www.bookdepository.com/Betrayed-Ednah-Walters/9781937053185

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:
Just like Awakened, Betrayed has risen above all the other books in this genre. She has created such an amazing world for her Guardians & demons where good and evil are not as simple as it seems they should be. ~J. Whitus (Book Junkies) Walking On Bookshelves

I just love a spunky heroine so I was excited to keep reading about Lil, the demon hunter I got to know in Awakened (book one of The Guardian Legacy series). Walters takes the story and world she built so well in Awakened and adds in an intense plot with lots of twists to make for a strong sequel.~ Kelli (I’d So Rather Be Reading)

Lil is one of my favorite female leads, with all of the traits that you want a strong female lead to have. She’s smart, strong, loyal and doesn’t know how to back down.~ Missy (Missy’s Reads & Reviews)

Lil has her work cut out for her in this book and she never failed me once!


There is action in this book as well as a lot of emotional turmoil.~ Cathy Garcia http://thewritingsonthe.blogspot.com/…

EDNAH WALTERS BIO:

I grew up reading Nancy Drew and Hardy boys mysteries and fell in love with books

I enjoy good love stories, tingly mysteries and epic adventures. When I finished my college and decided to be a stay-at-home mother, I devoured books like they were going out of production, until reading just wasn’t enough. So I started to write.

I’ve written picture books (unpublished), contemporary and romantic suspense (under the pen name E. B. Walters), and finally YA fantasy (as Ednah Walters).

AWAKENED (2010) is the prequel to the YA series about the Nephilim, The Guardian Legacy series. BETRAYED(book # 1) is now available wherever books are sold, HUNTED (book # 2) will be released in February 2013 andFORGOTTEN (later in 2013).

My adult contemporary with or without suspense is about a west coast Irish-American family series. I’ve published four Fitzgerald books: SLOW BURN (April 5th 2011), MINE UNTIL DAWN (June 29th 2011), KISS ME CRAZY (Sept 25th 2011) and DANGEROUS LOVE (Jan 29th 2012)

When I’m not writing, I do things with my family, five children and my darling husband of 18 years. I live in a picturesque valley in northern Utah, the setting for my YA series.

Giveaway Details:
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Ends 6/5/12

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Masters of the Veil Book Blast – May 24th

Life can’t get much better for Sam Lock. Popular, good-looking, and with a future as a professional football player. every guy at Stanton High School wishes he were Sam. That is, until his championship football game, when Sam accidentally links with an ancient source of energy known as the Veil and reveals his potential to become a powerful sorcerer. Sam is whisked off to Atlas Crown, a community of sorcerers who utilize the Veil as a part of everyday life. Once there, he trains beside a mute boy who speaks through music, an eternal sage who’s the eyes and ears of the Veil, and a beautiful girl who’s pretty sure Sam’s an idiot. As it becomes clear Sam’s meant for power magic-the most feared and misunderstood form of sorcery-people beyond Atlas Crown learn of his dangerous potential. An exiled group of power sorcerers are eager to recruit Sam, believing that he is destined to help them achieve their long-held goal. If they succeed, they could bring about the downfall of not only Atlas Crown. but all humankind.

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PRAISE:


“This Book was brilliant, creative, and completely magical. If you want an amazing book to read in 2012, I would suggest you go to the bookstore and pick up a copy of Masters of the Veil.”

~Julia @Inkbitten

“I loved this book. I could list all the reasons, but there is one piece of praise I think sums up the book best. My son grabbed it as soon as I was finished reading it and hasn’t put it down since. Dan Cohen has a winner with this series.”
~Author Michelle Pickett

“A funny, imaginative, and delightful read!”
~Author Kate Kaynak

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Author Daniel A. Cohen
Daniel A. Cohen was just your average business student. Microeconomics, finance, marketing… you name it, he had to do a PowerPoint presentation on it. One dark and stormy night, he was bitten by the radioactive realization that memorizing business jargon could possibly be the most boring activity known to man.

After gaining eagle-eye vision, abs that could grate cheese, and a talent for imagining things (including his cheese-grating abs), he wrote his first novel and began his epic battle against the formidable business jargon. He continues to fight the good fight by playing saxophone and writing YA fantasy, forever hoping his Veil trilogy will help inspire others to join his cause.
Giveaway Details
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Last day to enter is May 31st

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Colors Like Memories 5/22 Book Blast

This book blast will run from May 22nd to 29th. The giveaway will be for a $50 Amazon Gift Card.


Colors Like Memories by Meradeth Houston

Julia has a secret: she killed the guy she loved. It was an accident—sort of.
Julia is a Sary, the soul of a child who died before taking her first breath. Without this ‘breath of life’ she and others like her must help those on the verge of suicide. It’s a job Julia enjoyed, until the accident that claimed her boyfriend’s life—an accident she knows was her fault. If living with the guilt weren’t enough, she’s now assigned to help a girl dealing with the loss of her mother, something Julia is not exactly the best role model for. If she can’t figure out a way to help her, Julia will lose her position in the Sary, something she swore to her boyfriend would never happen.


Links:

Blog: http://meradethhouston.blogspot.com/


Author Meradeth Houston

I’ve never been a big fan of talking about myself, but if you really want to know, here are some random tidbits about me:

  • I’m a California girl. This generally means I talk too fast and use “like” a lot.
  • I have my doctorate in molecular anthropology. Translation: I sequence dead people’s DNA and spend a whole lot of time in a lab, which I love.
  • I’ve been writing since I was 11 years old. It’s my hobby, my passion, and I’m so happy to get to share my work!
  • My other passion is teaching. There’s nothing more fun than getting a classroom of college kids fired up about anthropology!
  • If I could have a super-power, it would totally be flying. Which is a little strange, because I’m terrified of heights.

Giveaway Details: 
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Last day to enter is May 29th

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Kindle Fire + Ebook Giveaway Sign Ups – May 10th to 17th

May 10th to 17th – Kindle fire + Multiple Ebook Giveaway



1 x Grand Prize = 1 Kindle Fire and 1 copy of all ebooks 
9 x 1 copy of all ebooks 
25 x 1 copy of any three ebooks 



Sponsored by:

Bruno McGrath – Elevenses from Around the World – G
David M. Brown – Fezariu’s Epiphany – PG
Pandora Poikilos – Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out – PG
Pandora Poikilos – Frequent Traveller – PG
Perry Martin – Pretty Flamingo – PG 
Shannon Mayer – Ingredients of a Cauldron – PG
Stephanie Abbott – Past Lives #1 Rachel – PG
Suzanne Anderson – Mrs. Tuesday’s Departure – PG
Terri Giuliano Long – In Leah’s Wake – PG 
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Terri Giuliano Long – https://www.facebook.com/tglongwrites

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Rock of Ivanore Book Blast – May 15th

This bookblast will run from May 15th to 22nd.  The author will be giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Cards.  There will be approximately 25 blogs participating.

Author Laurisa White Reyes

Laurisa White Reyes has been writing since the age of 5 when she wrote her first poem on a scrap of poster board. After earning a degree in English at California State University at Northridge, she spent thirteen years writing for various magazines and newspapers, working as a book editor, and teaching creative writing. She gave up all that six years ago to follow her lifelong dream of writing novels. Her first book, The Rock of Ivanore, will be released in May 2012.Besides writing, Laurisa is also a voracious reader. She also loves musical theater, chocolate, sushi, ancient history, bearded dragons, and rain storms.  She lives in Southern California with her husband, 5 children, 4 birds, 2 lizards, 2 turtles, 1 fish, 1 dog, and a partridge in a pear tree.

LINKS:
Website: http://www.laurisawhitereyes.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Laurisa-White-Reyes/148553665188339
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/lwreyes
Blog: http://1000wrongs.blogspot.com/

The Rock of Ivanore

The annual Great Quest is about to be announced in Quendel, a task that will determine the future of Marcus and the other boys from the village who are coming of age. The wizard Zyll commands them to find the Rock of Ivanore, but he doesn’t tell them what the Rock is exactly or where it can be found. Marcus must reach deep within himself to develop new powers of magic and find the strength to survive the wild lands and fierce enemies he encounters as he searches for the illusive Rock. If he succeeds, he will live a life of honor; if he fails, he will live a life of menial labor in shame. With more twists and turns than a labyrinth, and a story in which nothing is as it seems, this tale of deception and discovery keeps readers in suspense until the end.
Middle readers will find that The Rock of Ivanore fits nicely among the traditional fantasies they so enjoy. They will also appreciate its fresh and inventive take on the genre.

Praise:

“This is a swift and compelling epic that readers of high fantasy will love!”
— Tony Abbott, author of The Secrets of Droon




“Magic! Swords! Mysterious cloaked figures! A good choice for middle-grade fantasy lovers.”   
– Marissa Burt, author of Storybound


“Fast paced and very engaging.”
– So Simply Sara

“Elementary school libraries and middle school libraries can confidently add this book to their collections.”
– Cerulean Librarian

Giveaway Details:
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Open to anyone 13 or older who can legally enter & use an Amazon.com Gift Code
Ends 5/22/12

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