Saturday, September 20, 2014

Stuck in a Good Book Giveaway Hop: Enter to Win "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reboot Your Life" (Paperback)!


Welcome to the Stuck in a Good Book Giveaway Hop! The bloggers participating in this hop are giving away some great books (or gift cards to purchase some)! For my giveaway, I am offering a paperback copy of the brand-new release:

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reboot Your Life
101 Stories About Finding a New Path to Happiness


Are you stuck in a rut? Looking for purpose and meaning in your life? Ready for a new job, a new hobby, or new relationships?

Do you want to get back on the path to happiness? These stories will motivate and encourage you to take chances, follow your dreams, go with your gut feelings, and take better care of yourself. You’ll find the tools and the advice you need to overcome adversity, use positive thinking, find your purpose, and start over.

And super important -- you’ll learn how to take time to do what’s important to you, and to do it now. So carve out some “me time” and get reading … as you reboot your life!



Enter to win a copy of this awesome book through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on September 25, 2014.

Frozen Reverie Book Blast: Giveaway for a Tote Bag, Signed Books and Buttons

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After a demonire plague ravaged the mountainside of Meadow's Creek, Natalie did the unimaginable and came clean about it all—vampires, her job, and the reality of the supernatural.

It has thrust her into a world of spotlight where she is both revered and ridiculed.

With fan clubs, television specials, and a talk show on the horizon, Natalie and her friends are caught up in celebrity as the undead move against Natalie to send her to an early grave.

And their ally? The people Natalie sought to protect the most—the survivors of the vampire curse.

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Also Available - The Dream Slayer Novellas

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Buy on Amazon:

Dreamslayer Free
Demon Royale $.99
Dawning Apocolypse $.99
Sacrifice $.99
Necromancer's Kiss $.99



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About the Author:

I could write this in the third person. I could tell you what I like, where I was born, and what my favorite things are.

But instead, I'll say I don't want to write like everyone else. I don't want to craft stories you've read a thousand times before. I want my novels to be a cinematic experience, blending themes, genres, and situations unlike any you've ever read.

I want to break the rules. I want you to break out in a cold sweat as you read my books out of fear, love, and excitement. I want my books to be an experience. When you finish, I want you to feel something. Good or bad.

If you do, then I'll have succeeded. If not, I'll keep trying.

She can be contacted at http://www.jillacooper.com. Please like her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to keep up to date on new releases and appearances.

Jill will be giving away A Dream Slayer tote bag, with some signed books and buttons. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Chronicles of Steele: Raven, by Pauline Creeden ~ Free on Amazon ~ September 20 Only!

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Human life has value.
The poor living in the gutter are as valuable as the rich living in a manor.
The scoundrel is no less valuable than the saint.
Because of this, every life a reaper takes must be redeemed.


Raven has lived by this first tenet since she was trained by her father to become a reaper. But since his death, she’s been spending years redeeming the lives she’s taken. By her count, she’s even, and it’s time for that life to end. If she settles down and becomes a wife, she might just feel human again. But on the way to the life she thinks she wants, the baron of New Haven asks her to complete a task which she cannot ignore… Just when Raven decides to give up on her life as an assassin, she’s pulled right back in.

The Chronicles of Steele: Raven is a steampunk-inspired fantasy set in an alternate universe.

CLICK HERE TO GET IT FOR FREE ON AMAZON!


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Pauline Creeden is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy. In her fiction, she creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.

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I Heart Robot, by Suzanne van Rooyen: Cover Reveal and Giveaway for the eBook #M9BFridayReveals

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Welcome to the Cover Reveal for

I Heart Robot by Suzanne van Rooyen

presented by Month9Books!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

About the I HEART ROBOT Cover Art, by Suzanne van Rooyen

I'm not the most artistically inclined. While I do love art and have been known to bust out the pencils and paints myself, it's not an area where I'd consider myself particularly talented. In short, I knew that cover design was something best left to the professional, and I had every confidence in Month9Books.

I am so grateful to Georgia McBride for allowing me to have the amount of input I did when it came to cover creation for I Heart Robot. This is a novel that is as much about a civil rights struggle in a futuristic, post-war city as it is about romance, and we wanted a cover that reflected both elements. Finding the right balance between romance and science fiction was a tall order, but Month9Books delivered in spades by presenting me with two stylistically different covers. I loved elements of both, and by working closely with the cover artist and with Georgia, we managed to combine all the best parts of both original covers into what we have today: a cover that reflects the gritty world my characters live in while emphasizing the fact that this is, above all, a love story.

I Heart Robot
Sixteen-year-old Tyri wants to be a musician and wants to be with someone who won't belittle her musical aspirations. 
Q-I-99 aka 'Quinn' lives in a scrap metal sanctuary with other rogue droids. While some use violence to make their voices heard, demanding equal rights for AI enhanced robots, Quinn just wants a moment on stage with his violin to show the humans that androids like him have more to offer than their processing power. 
Tyri and Quinn's worlds collide when they're accepted by the Baldur Junior Philharmonic Orchestra. As the rift between robots and humans deepens, Tyri and Quinn's love of music brings them closer together, making Tyri question where her loyalties lie and Quinn question his place in the world. With the city on the brink of civil war, Tyri and Quinn make a shocking discovery that turns their world inside out. Will their passion for music be enough to hold them together while everything else crumbles down around them, or will the truth of who they are tear them apart?
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Title: I Heart Robot
Publication date: March 31, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Suzanne van Rooyen
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Suzanne is a tattooed storyteller from South Africa. She currently lives in Finland and finds the cold, dark forests inspiring. Although she has a master’s degree in music, Suzanne prefers conjuring strange worlds and creating quirky characters. When not writing, she teaches dance and music to middle-schoolers and entertains her shiba inu, Lego. Suzanne is represented by Jordy Albert of the Booker Albert Agency.
Connect with the Author: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
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Kindling Flames: Gathering Tinder Book Blitz: Givaway for a Clean Teen Publishing eBook and Bookmark Swag

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Title:  Kindling Flames: Gathering Tinder
Series:   The Ancient Fire Series Book One, Part 1
Author:  Julie Wetzel
Published:  September 19th, 2014
Publisher: Crimson Tree Publishing
Page Count:  260
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Content Warning:  Minor Violence
Recommended Age:  13+

Synopsis: Fresh from college and with no real work experience, Victoria Westernly considers herself lucky to land the coveted position of personal assistant to Darien Ritter, the CEO and owner of a multibillion-dollar company. His busy schedule and eccentric ways are enough to keep her on her toes. But all is not what it seems when she discovers the handsome man employing her just happens to be the most powerful vampire in the area.


Kindling Flames: Gathering Tinder Excerpt

Elliot dropped to his knees over Vicky’s crumpled form. She was a mess. Blood and soot stained the parts of her that weren’t burned. Pressing his hand to her chest, he prayed for a heartbeat. It was there, but not very strong. He rolled her up in his arms, considering his options. He could ensure that she survived by turning her, but he would have to do so and get out of there before the emergency crews got any closer. Then the question came to mind. Would Darien forgive him for turning her?

Closing his eyes, Elliot released his hold on his gifts. He really didn’t like reading someone’s life, but he had a feeling that this woman would be worth it. As his power washed over her, he searched for an answer. His mind brushed up against something that made him shiver, and he opened his eyes to look at her slackened face. Her future was riddled with branches that made the path unclear -- choices that could change her life forever. There was only one thing he was sure about.

She would play a pivotal role in the life of one very old vampire.

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About the Author:

Originally from Ohio, Julie always dreamed of a job in science, either shooting for the stars or delving into the mysteries of volcanoes, but life never leads where you expect. In 2007, she moved to Mississippi to be with her significant other.

Now a mother of a hyperactive red-headed boy, what time she’s not chasing down dirty socks and unsticking toys from the ceiling is spent crafting worlds readers can get lost in. Julie is a self-proclaimed bibliophile and lover of big words. She likes hiking, frogs, interesting earrings, and a plethora of other fun things.

Julie Wetzel is the author of Kindling Flames, Book 1 in The Ancient Fire Series. Kindling Flames is scheduled to release through Crimson Tree Publishing in the Fall of 2014.


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(an adult division of Clean Teen)

Giveaway Details:
There is an International tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:

  • Reader's choice of Clean Teen Publishing eBook and bookmark swag pack. 

Skateboard Xombies Cover Reveal: Giveaway for a $10 Amazon Gift Card (6 Winners)



ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Skateboard Xombies: Search for the Crystal Coffin
Series: A Sylva Slasher Novel #2
Author: Ace Antonio Hall
To Be Published: December 2, 2014
Word Count: 80,000
Genre: YA Horror

Synopsis:

Sylva Slasher is about to drop out of high school … again. Thanks to another zombie outbreak that made her ditch graduation the first time. And that’s just for starters. Ever since the initial undead invasion, she’s been suffering from an anxiety disorder called PTSD -- the same that soldiers returning from war get -- but she’s only a teenager, and her battles fighting the walking dead are more than traumatizing.

Now, Sylva is facing the most powerful zombies she’s faced yet: deadheads with telekinetic power. Help for Earth seems hopeless, and a clan of vampire monks helps Sylva, her skateboard-fanatic friends and her family escape to their home on an alternate world. Somehow, the telekinetic zombies find the same portal to that world, and the only way to stop that world from total annihilation is to help a devious sorceress find her lost daughter’s soul; hidden in a secret crystal coffin.




ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ace Antonio Hall is an actor, former music producer, and ‘retired’ educator with accolades as a Director of Education for the Sylvan Learning Center and nearly fifteen years experience as an award-winning NYC English teacher. He has a BFA degree with a concentration in screenwriting and has published poetry, short stories and fiction in magazines, anthologies, newspapers and novels.

Inspired by his father, Chris Acemandese Hall, who penned the lyrics to the Miles Davis jazz classic, “So What,” sung by Eddie Jefferson, and his sister, Carol Lynn Brown, who guest starred in the 1970s film, “Velvet Smooth,” Ace spawned his creativity into developing the beloved but flawed teen character, Sylva Slasher.
Ace was the Vice President of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (2009-2011), and continues to head the Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror (ScHoFan) Critique Group as Co-Director of critique groups within the society. He is also a member of LASFS and the International Thriller Writers.
On April 14, 2013, Montag Press published his YA zombie novel, Confessions of Sylva Slasher. His next release, Skateboard Xombies, is coming out later this year, and he has already begun working on Skateboard Xamurai for the third installment in his Sylva Slasher series.
Looking for some zombie gear? Check out Ace’s Zombie Pop Store!

EXCERPT

HoloBleet – @sylvaslasher. Entry 526: I heard this song on my mother’s Visual iPod I bought her last Christmas. Here are the lyrics to the song which literally blew my mind: “The lunatic is on the grass … The lunatic is in the hall … And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too, I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon … And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear, you shout and no one seems to hear …” –Pink Floyd, Brain Damage
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DON’T THINK, FEEL
I stared into Jun Lee’s delightful violet eyes. His spirit wavered around me in a twisted battle of angst and charm. He was bald, except for a lone purplish-blue ponytail that nearly touched the Travertine-tiled floor. His smile broadened as he lifted the thoughts from my head the way a cat burglar lifts a priceless diamond from the confines of a highly secured jewel display. He was a mind-dweller, a seer of thoughts, just like his father.
I gazed toward his flawless face, yet trembled like a statue that had been bumped by a reckless quake. I was frozen, declared inanimate from the moment his warm hand brushed against my neck, and his strong fingers grasped the back of my head, pulling my lips within a whispered breath of his own.
The mind-dweller’s audience salivated with anticipation. I, who had raised hundreds of the dead from the grave and stared death in the face more times than I can count, sat in a blend of awe and terror of this beautiful vampire.
I fought to keep my mind, struggled to hide my thoughts. Yet, every fiber of my being burned with an intensity that mirrored the sweltering heat of the reddened night air outside of his parlor. I fought his intrusion the way an eagle’s feather argued with a strong breeze. It was futile. My memories opened to him like prey into a dragon’s mouth.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

MS Madness Book Tour: Giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card

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Yvonne deSousa’s diagnosis of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis came with an insightful declaration from a new doctor (“MS Sucks”) and a brother’s helpful advice (“You could totally get one of those handicapped parking plates now”).

What followed was a year of MS adventures: “accidentally” kicking an officious male doctor in the crotch, becoming an undercover agent to pay for medication made from Chinese hamster ovary cells, discovering the amazing effects of legal speed, and battling her arch-nemesis, the dreaded food group --vegetables.

Throughout her MS journey, Yvonne learned how to use humor to find acceptance in her diagnosis and how to smile in the face of chronic illness. Life with multiple sclerosis can be daunting, but Yvonne shares her giggles at the bizarre world she has unwittingly entered and the new perspectives it has given her on life. MS Madness! makes us realize that with a sense of humor, we can survive anything.

MS Madness! A ‘Giggle More, Cry Less’ Story of Multiple Sclerosis combines defiance with humor, the secret weapon of the sick. Laughter has carried me a greater distance than conventional medicine ever will. In the end, attitude drives well being.”
~Richard M. Cohen, NY Times best-selling author of Blindsided and Strong at the Broken Places

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Author Bio

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Yvonne deSousa has worked as a street sweeper, a shell seller, a babysitter, a candy peddler, and a guest house manager, all before the age of sixteen. Later on she worked as a waitress, sales clerk, library assistant, victim’s advocate, and at the front desk of a doctor’s office.

Two years before Yvonne’s diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, a relative volunteered her to write an article for a local newspaper. Little did she know it was the beginning of a writing career. When MS threatened to turn her into a lunatic, she started writing more frequently and quickly discovered that writing about the insanity that is MS was helping to keep her sane.

Her work has appeared on CapeWomenOnline.com, and in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Finding My Faith and Something On Our Minds, Volumes 1 and 2. Yvonne also writes a weekly blog on www.yvonnedesousa.com, the website that uses a giggle stick to beat up on MS. Since finishing MS Madness! A “Giggle More, Cry Less” Story of Multiple Sclerosis, she has started presenting programs designed to help others use humor to help cope with chronic illness.

Yvonne enjoys writing, laughing, and resting. She lives by her personal mottos: “How you deal affects how you feel” and “My MS is not your MS, and your MS is weird!”

Contact her at Yvonne@yvonnedesousa.com
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