Book Promotion: The Candle Seller by Milton E Lyles

Today’s book promotion comes from Milton E. Lyles and his book called The Candle Seller. If you like mysteries, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book: The Candle Seller
Author: Milton E. Lyles
Genre:
Literacy Fiction/Mystery

Publisher: The Story Merchant
Format: Hardback, Paperback, eBook
Release Date: October 2013

Summary:
Fate entwines the lives of Lonnie Jack Driscoll, Elston LeBreaux, and Rose Duvall during the summer of Jack’s seventeenth year. He walks a dangerous path that puts love in conflict with honor, courage at odds with cowardice, and dedication in a struggle with deceit.

            Lonnie’s future is shaped by the manipulations of his resentful mother, Lilly, her powerful wealthy brother, Shoog Hartwell, and his run away father’s vindictive lost love, Rose Duvall. This is an untraditional coming of age story. It is laced with vengeful evil, voodoo geis, unrequited love, and sacrifice. Lonnie his boyhood defined by lies go in quest of truth, and in time learns what only truly wise men know; the only truth in life is death all else is a sham contrived to lessen the pain of living.

            The vindictive and spiteful Rose plays upon Lonnie’s loneliness and unhappiness. She inculcates in him the desire to be her son, and uses friendship, love, voodoo, and a corrupt policeman in her attempts to destroy him. Rose fails to appreciate the bond that grows between Elston LeBreaux and Lonnie. Elston has reached the point in his life where he sees the falseness and destruction which evolves out of serving masters and causes in which he does not believe. He can no longer compromise his integrity and conspire to murder youthful dreams. He fights drugs, loneliness, isolation, and rejection to lead Lonnie on a journey to redemption. In the end it is Elston who become dependent upon Lonnie to bestow upon him the greatest gift that one man can give to another, as honorable death. Candle Seller is a journey from darkness into the light that precedes the final darkness that every man must enter, even the candle seller.

Buy on Amazon: Here

I want to thank Milton E. Lyles for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read The Candle Seller!

Review for Angel Diaries by Larissa Hinton

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My Rating: 2.5/5

 Author: Larissa Hinton
Title: Angel Diaries (Volume One)

Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal

 Background:

Amazon Description:
He was forbidden. Uncontrollable. Never to be seen, mentioned, or otherwise talked about. Until the nightmares began. Searing the screams, carnage and death into her skull. Forever. Before this, Lindsey had a normal life. Somewhat. She had a boyfriend who was acting strange, an ex-boyfriend who has been too flirtatious and a best friend who turned psychic. Once upon a time, the hardest decision Lindsey had to make was who she would take to the upcoming Winter Dance: her boyfriend, Philip, or her ex, Luke. Now, she’s not even human. She’s an Angel. This book is recommended for 16 years or older due to adult scenes and situations.

Opinions:

Angel Diaries is a young adult book that follows Lindsey on her discovery that she is part angel. She also is involved with a long triangle between her ex-boyfriend and her current boyfriend. Her best friend, Jia, is a psychic (and technically a medium because she sees ghosts.)

The book is written in first person through Lindsey’s perspective. Lindsey lives with her mother. In the prologue, we learned that her mother was ripped in half at her wedding and taken captive by a witch. He returns her, but she is pregnant with Lindsey. The story continues when Lindsey is a teenager. Lindsey has boy trouble in that she can’t seem to commit to one of her interests. She is constantly going back and forth between Luke (the ex-boyfriend) and Phillip (the new boyfriend.) The characters, in general, are not well-developed. For example, their backgrounds tend to be vague. Her mother at times doesn’t even seem like a mother, but rather another teenage roommate. We don’t hear about her past. We don’t really know much about her father when she finds out about him. Her best friend, Jia, has recently discovered she is psychic, yet we do not know how or why. We don’t even know exactly how her psychic powers work.

The writing itself felt very choppy – even for a diary form. Ideas or events are not smoothly done. The grammar also adds to the roughness. She writes the diary as if she were speaking – so things are not grammatically correct (and tenses are switched throughout the book.) The plot mostly involves the love triangle – switching between the two boys who seem to like to pressure her into picking himself. The angel/preparing for some unknown battle is just a tiny portion of the book, and that is not even fully explained. I understand this is only supposed to be the first book, but there should be more explanation. It was like everything made sense in the author’s mind; but when writing it down, she left holes that the reader could not fill. I also didn’t understand the whole Goth versus preppy thing. Although it was the stereotypical Goth version, it didn’t connect back to either the love triangle or the angel part of the story. In other words, this book (in the summary) has potential and a gripping prologue, but it probably needs some editing to things out.

 

Book Promotion: Martin Swans Diary by Kyle Keyes

Today’s book promotion comes from Kyle Keyes and his book called Martin Swans Diary. If you like thrillers, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book: Martin Swans Diary
Author: Kyle Keyes  
Genre:
Thriller/comedy

Publisher: CreateSpace
Format: Paperback
Released: Recently

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Summary:
            Martin Swan was not a terrorist, nor a truck driver. He only replied to the want-ad because the wording linked Florida with Washington DC and wanted someone who could speak Arabic.

           The year was 2008. Jobs were scarce, gas prices high. The back page ad called for a big van driver with a clean record, who could be at Black Water Crossing the day before Halloween.
As fate would have it, a quirky satellite blackout occurred before the government agent could complete the overseas agreement. A follow-up call led nowhere. Thus, the mid-east connection never fell victim to a federal communications dragnet – nor could Martin Swan detail the pending threat against Washington, or where the explosives would come ashore.

The Author:

Kyle Keyes’ Website (Amazon): Here

I want to thank Kyle Keyes for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Martin Swans Diary!

Sunday Recap November 17, 2013

Books read:

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Daughter Cell by Jay Hartlove (Damnation Books LL) – released September 1, 2013

This week’s published posts:

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Descendant by Nichole Giles: Here

Book Promotion: Fossil River by Jock Miller: Here

Review for Heiress of Lies by Cege Smith: Here

Book Promotion: Ghost Hand by Ripley Patton: Here

Review for The Boleyn Deceit by Laura Andersen: Here

Next week’s postings:

Flashback Monday! Review for Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Book Promotion: Martin Swans Diary by Kyle Keyes

Review for Angel Diaries by Larissa Hinton

Book Promotion: The Candle Seller by Milton E Lyles

Book Blitz: Star of Bethlehem by Sarah Daltry

Review for Magical Misfire by Carol R Ward

Other Interesting News:

1. I read 100 books so far this year!!!! Phew! That’s a lot, and I still have over a month to keep reading. What are your goals for the year? How many book have you read?

2. Work has been really busy. It’s over time season 🙂 Gotta love it – and, yes, that’s sarcasm. Anyway, I was only able to read one book this week. Maybe I can squeeze in two this upcoming week!

3. Book promotion request have skyrocketed recently – which is a good thing. I am still taking them. I do want to give fair warning that I am currently in February for scheduling them. If this is not a problem for you, please keep submitting them. I accommodate on a first come first serve basis. On a better note, I am increasing book promotions to three times per week starting in January 2014.

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Review for The Boleyn Deceit by Laura Andersen

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My Rating: 4.5/5

Author:  Laura Andersen
Title: The Boleyn Deceit

Genre:  Historical Fiction

Background:

Amazon Description:
Perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory, Alison Weir, and Showtime’s The Tudors, The Boleyn Deceit is the captivating new novel set in the imagined Tudor court of King Henry IX, son of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, who must navigate a terrain rife with palace intrigue, impending war, and unbridled passions.

The regency period is over and William Tudor, now King Henry IX, sits alone on the throne. But England must still contend with those who doubt his legitimacy, both in faraway lands and within his own family. To diffuse tensions and appease the Catholics, William is betrothed to a young princess from France, but still he has eyes for only his childhood friend Minuette, and court tongues are wagging.

Even more scandalous—and dangerous, if discovered—is that Minuette’s heart and soul belong to Dominic, William’s best friend and trusted advisor. Minuette must walk a delicate balance between her two suitors, unable to confide in anyone, not even her friend Elizabeth, William’s sister, who must contend with her own cleaved heart. In this irresistible tale, the secrets that everyone keeps are enough to change the course of an empire.
Opinions:

[I have read the advanced uncorrected proof.] The Boleyn Deceit is the second book in a trilogy. This book continues off where the first one ends. If you haven’t read the first one than prepare yourself for spoilers. I have seen a few other reviews where the person had not read the first one but did not feel lost. I think you could possibly read it without much trouble because there are some recaps of what happened. However, I think it would be in the reader’s best interest to start with the first book for more subtle clues. It would be more enjoyable.

Now for the review. Throughout the book Minuette and Dominic must keep their feelings for each other hidden. William also must try to not show his intentions towards Minuette, but there is talk in court (as always). With the French treaty (and betrothal to the Princess Elisabeth) newly intact, suspicions are not the best way for England to remain in peace. England now has a few problems besides the above political romances. Bad harvests and monetary troubles in the treasury from the prior war add to the stress of the kingdom. There is also the threats between Catholics and Protestants. Finally, there are personal threats towards the characters, and some may be in over their heads.

The four main characters (William, Elizabeth, Minuette, and Dominic) continue in this book as the narrators. William is feeling more comfortable with his authority, however, those who are aware of his feelings for Minuette all advise against him. With the Catholic alliance, it keeps the religious balance intact. The reader can see some of his father shining through. Minette, on the other hand, continues to investigate Alyce’s death from the prior book while keeping herself in balance between Dominic and William. There is something not right with her death, and she tries to solve who fathered her unborn child. With her investigations and royal interests, she is a prime target to some people. Elizabeth is still strong in mind and spirit. She has an interesting conversation with an astrologer who foretells her future as Queen. She also has the task of keeping William (and others) heads in check. She also has her own lover’s problems. Dominic is under strain not only from his romantic interests in Minuette but also the political side as the king’s shadow. William seems to push him to the limit in this book. He has problems with how loyal can be and to whom – William/England or Minuette/his heart.

I like the plot better in this book than the first. I think it moved along more smoothly. There are a few twists along the way and then ending was slightly surprising on a few accounts – which I won’t mention here. I would have liked the ending to have had a few more pages to it. It felt just a tiny bit rushed but not too bad since there will be a final book. There is a cliffhanger just like the first, so you have fair warning.

Overall I enjoyed this book. If you like historical fictions/tudors/what if novels, then you might enjoy this book. I would suggest reading the first book if you have not done so already.

 

 

Book Promotion: Ghost Hand by Ripley Patton

Today’s book promotion comes from Ripley Patton and her book called Ghost Hand. If you like YA Paranormal Thrillers, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book: Ghost Hand (Book One of The PSS Chronicles)
Author: Ripley Patton
Genre:
Young Adult/Paranormal Thriller

Released: November 28, 2012
Format: Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and Paperback

Buy on Amazon: Here

Summary:
Seventeen-year-old Olivia Black has a rare birth defect known as Psyche Sans Soma, or PSS. Instead of a right hand made of flesh and blood, she was born with a hand made of ethereal energy.
How does Olivia handle being the girl with the ghost hand? Well, she’s a little bit morbid and a whole lot snarky.

Her mother thinks her obsession with death, black clothing, and the local cemetery is a bid for attention. But when Marcus, the new guy in Olivia’s calculus class, stares at her like she’s a freak, Olivia doesn’t like it. And when her hand goes rogue, doing things she never imagined possible, Olivia finds herself running for her life with Marcus from a group of men bent on taking the power of her hand for their own nefarious purposes.

The Author:

Ripley Patton’s Website : Here
Ripley Patton’s Twitter: Here
Ripley Patton’s Facebook: Here
Ripley Patton’s Goodreads: Here

Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?
Finding out I could. This is my debut novel, and I wasn’t positive I could do it until I wrote “The End.”

Where did you get your idea for this story?
From the phenomenon of phantom limbs. I have a friend who had one of his legs amputated, and he told me that when he walks out in the yard, he can still feel his toes in the grass. I was fascinated by that, and so I asked myself the question, “What if those limbs still exist in ethereal form? What if we could still see them and use them? What would they do and what powers would they hold?”

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
No story is perfect. But write the best story you can, and polish it, and send it out into the world. Then write the next one.

What is your favorite book?
I have sooo  many. But my favorite YA book is probably Unwind by Neal Shusterman or the Wake, Fade, Gone trilogy my Lisa McMann.

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
M&M’s. I’m not really a hot drink drinker.

Anything else that you would like to add?
Ghost Hand was a semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Review 2013 Best Indie Book Awards in the YA category.

Ghost Hold, book two of the PSS Chronicles, is coming out September 30, 2013. The Goodreads link is here.

 

I want to thank Ripley Patton for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Ghost Hand!

 

Review for Heiress of Lies by Cege Smith

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My Rating: 3.5/5

Author: Cege Smith
Title: Heiress of Lies (Bloodtruth #1)

Genre: Paranormal

Background:

Amazon Description:
Blood never lies, but people do…

With the King of Altera on his deathbed, all eyes are on his only child, eighteen-year-old
Angeline Robart. Called from her studies to return to her father’s side, the Crown Princess is kidnapped en route by Connor, a mysterious rogue who has been waiting a long time for the chance to change his destiny.

Facing the consequences of a freak accident that even Connor could not prevent, Angeline is forced to travel a dangerous path to regain control of her fate and her kingdom. Her impossible choice requires her to rely on Connor, who epitomizes everything generations of her family tried to destroy.

As the last of the Robart bloodline, Angeline discovers that enemies she thought long conquered have been lying in wait for just such an opportunity as her father’s death to turn events to their advantage. Worse yet, by uncovering those secrets, Angeline must confront the possibility that no one ever expected her to take the throne in anything but title alone.

As her bond with Connor grows stronger, she realizes they have far more in common than she ever expected, and that could make him just the ally she needs.

Opinions:

Heiress of Lies is the first book in the series about a Princess who gets kidnapped on her way home to see her father who is on his deathbed. Being kidnapped by a vampire is the least of her worries when something bad happens to her that threatens not only her ascension to the throne but everything she thought she knew.

The story is written in third person, following Angeline and Connor. Angeline is the Princess of Altera and the only heir in line for the throne. She was sent to a convent to continue her studies before she would be brought back to take the throne. Because she is not a male heir, she must be married to become queen. Therefore, she is betrothed to the king’s advisor, Malin – a highly respected match amongst the people. When her father becomes deathly ill, she travels back to the kingdom from the convent. Along the way, her caravan is attacked. Angeline is kidnapped by Connor, a vampire – albeit a disgruntled one. Connor never wished to be vampire. He has spent the vast amount of his new existence seeking a cure for it. When the Master of the vampire declares that he will grant any desire to the vampire who brings back Angeline alive, he jumps at chance. But, he’s not the only one interested in Angeline.

Besides following the above storyline, the plot also centers on lies and betrayals. There are secrets from the past that are affecting the characters now. Angeline is special, and she becomes more special as this journey continues. The story leaves off for the next book to pick up. It was fairly short (for my usual length in books) and therefore a quick read. I liked the different twists in the book – deceptions, lies, etc. I would have liked to see a little more reaction of the people/characters during the last two chapters. Obviously there are other books, but a few more paragraphs would have been nice. For example, two characters got maybe a line or two about what happened after a certain event. I think this should have been expanded upon.

Overall I enjoyed the book. If you like paranormal stories (with vampires/fantasy kingdoms), then you might want to try this book.

 

Book Promotion: Fossil River by Jock Miller

Today’s book promotion comes from Jock Miller and his book called Fossil River. If you like science fiction, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

[Promotion submitted by Ken Atchity]

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Book: Fossil River
Author: Jock Miller
Genre:
Science Fiction

Publisher: Story Merchant Books
Format: Paperback and eBook
Released: May 21, 2012

Summary:

From the publisher of Careers & The disABLEd Magazine, Jock Miller, comes an action-packed thriller set in the wilderness of Northern Alaska, Fossil River. The main characters– a wounded warrior Marine from the wars of Afghanistan and Iraq, and a the brilliant curator of NY’s Museum of Natural History, along with her teenage son and his girlfriend–pitted against a colony of living fossils, which happen to be the most vicious predators that ever walked the earth.

Will the nation be plunged into darkness because the United States cannot get access to the largest fossil fuel deposit in the world in time to prevent the lights and mobility fuel from being extinguished, plunging the nation into utter financial ruin and darkness? Will they survive?

 Fossil fuel has an ageless affinity with dinosaurs. To create oil, dinosaurs died.

The world’s largest fossil fuel deposit is discovered in a remote mountain range within Alaska’s Noatak National Preserve.

Preventing access to it is a colony of living dinosaurs–protecting its territory to the death as the nation’s lights are about to extinguish. Will the nation go dark or will the US Military succeed in gaining access in time to save the nation from utter disaster.

Buy off of Amazon: Here

The Author:

Jock Miller’s Website: Here
Jock Miller’s Book Trailer: Here
Jock Miller’s Facebook: Here

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Jock Miller received a BS degree in Zoology from Ohio Wesleyan University. Focus of study: paleontology, ornithology, and comparative anatomy. He attended Harvard Business School to participate in a case study publishing management program sponsored by the American Business Press.

Before starting his own publishing company, Miller served as Director of Marketing and Sales Service for Billboard Publications, Inc, then Director of Circulation for the twelve magazine publishing company. Miller has appeared on cable TV talk shows, been interviewed on numerous radio talk shows and interviewed live on the Today Show by Barbara Walters. He has been a guest lecturer at C.W. Post College, and C.W. Post Brentwood Campus, lecturing on industry’s responsibility to society and its community.

Miller is Director Emeritus of The First National Bank of Long Island where he served on the Board for twenty-three years. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Middleby Company as Chairman of the Compensation Committee. He is past President of the Boards of The Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum and The Huntington Arts Council, and served on the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery Board of Directors. He has served as an Elder and Deacon of the First Presbyterian Church of Huntington.

Miller has received the Pericles Award for his work promoting people with disAbilites, Wounded Warriors, Minorities and Women into the workforce through his company, EOP, Inc. (www.Eop.com). He is also the recipient of the Valley Forge Honor Certificate recognizing his contribution to a free society.

His hobbies are fly fishing, writing novels, playing the bag pipes and the piano. Miller is an amateur radio operator, K2MUS.

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I want to thank Jock Miler for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Fossil River!

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Descendant by Nichole Giles

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Giveaway:
 
Nichole is offering a grand prize pack that includes a print copy of DESCENDANT, a signed poster and bookmark, a wrist band, DESCENDANT lip balm, and a healing crystal AND a $20 Amazon gift card.Then Nichole is also giving away another 1st edition print copy of DESCENDANT  and three e-book copies (which will be the new version with the bonus material).

NOTE: Once we pass 100 entries, Nichole will add another $20 gift card to the giveaway list, and after 50 more, another one, and so on for every 50 entries thereafter.

CLICK HERE FOR THE RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY

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Descendant by Nichole Giles
Published May 1st, 2013
Published by Rhemalda Publishing (now self published)
Genres: Ya, Fantasy
Summary:

Seventeen-year-old Abigail Johnson is Gifted.

Blessed—or cursed—with Sight and Healing, Abby lives an unsettled life, moving from place to place and staying one step ahead of the darkness that hunts her. When she arrives in Jackson, Wyoming, she is desperate to maintain the illusion of normalcy, but she is plagued with visions of past lives mixed with frightening glimpses of her future. Then she meets Kye, a mysterious boy who seems so achingly familiar that Abby is drawn to him like he’s a missing piece of her own soul.

Before Abby can discover the reason for her feelings toward Kye, the darkness catches up to her and she is forced to flee again. But this time she’s not just running. She is fighting back with Kye at her side, and it’s not just Abby’s life at stake.

Excerpt:

In this scene, Abby and Kye are on a bus, and Abby has fallen asleep on Kye, but he doesn’t seem to mind. Though she doesn’t really know him at all, he shows up in her dreams, and these dreams feel prophetic enough to make her uncomfortable, and leave her feeling more confused than ever.

~*~

When I jerk awake, the full moon bounces above the mountains like a bright ball in the darkening sky, gilding the edges of the distant cliffs. Kye rubs my arm and smoothes my hair.

“Nightmare?”

Heat creeps up my cheeks as I lift my head to meet his gaze. The tenderness in his expression makes me long to stay right here, wrapped in his arms and staring into the endless pools of blue for the rest of forever.

I tear my eyes away, feeling silly, and glance at his watch. After only an hour, my crush has developed into something far more dangerous. Kye traces circles up and down my arm, and my chest tightens when his hand slides under my chin and tips it up.

A spark of recognition passes between us, something undeniably strong and just as inexplicable, and I can’t look away. Conversations buzz around us, but we float in our own little bubble, focused and unmoving for what feels like eons. Then his hand moves down my arm until our fingers lace together.

He shifts, pulls me closer, his heart beating a quick, irregular thrum under my free hand. In this moment, I want Kye to kiss me in the same way my lungs want oxygen. The wanting makes me tremble from an ache I swear I’ve felt before, but can’t for the life of me remember where or why or with whom. It is that sensation—the not knowing—that pulls me back, sends me scrambling out of his arms.

He keeps a firm hold of my hand, refusing to completely break contact. His thumb caresses the inside of my wrist, sending vibrations of energy to awaken all my senses. It feels as though time is racing, dragging me along behind it, and I experience a surge of panic. What if my time with Kye is limited? What if he’s only a temporary part of my life? Will I be gutted when he leaves? I might.

Breathe in. Breathe out. Stay calm. Don’t freak out again. Not here, on the bus. Not in front of Kye. Not while he’s holding my hand. The warmth from that hand spreads up my arm, keeping me grounded, and I realize that it is because I’m holding on to Kye that I’m able to find my balance.

“You okay?” His voice is unsteady.

“Okay?” I shake my head. Of course I’m not okay. I’ve completely lost my mind. “You?”

He shakes his head too.

At least I’m not the only one.

About the Author:
Nichole Giles had early career plans that included becoming an actress or a rockstar, but she decided instead to have a family and then become a writer.
She was born in Nevada, the oldest of seven—a number which increased to eleven with the addition of four step brothers—and has lived in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and South Texas.
Her future aspirations include owning a home on a tropical island, even if it’s just a vacation home. For now, she plans to travel to as many tropical locations as possible, scouting for her future paradise.
Currently, she lives with her husband, one of her two sons (the other is in college), two daughters, two golden retrievers, and one lucky bunny rabbit.
Writing is her passion, but she also loves to spend time with her family, travel to exotic destinations, drive in the rain with her convertible top down, and play music at full volume so she can sing along.

Ten Things You Didn’t Know about Nichole Giles

1.    When I was in high school, drama was my favorite class, and I was somehow involved in every play possible.

2.    I once fell off a stage in a pitch-black theater, because I couldn’t see and I wasn’t supposed to be in there. This resulted in a severely sprained ankle.

3.    One of my favorite places in the world to spend time is on the beach.

4.    I once petted a shark, fed a sea lion, swam with a dolphin, and kissed a sting ray- but not all on the same day.

5.    My favorite candy of all time ping-pongs between Kookaburra licorice and Black Forest Gummies.

6.    When given a choice between any dessert, I will almost always choose cheesecake.

7.    My all-time favorite food in the world is steamed snow crab (warm, not chilled).

8.    I didn’t start writing novels until the year I turned 30.

9.    Aside from hitting the major bestseller lists, one of my biggest goals in life is to travel the world.

10.  As of the date this list is posted, I am currently a parent to four teenage people, two teenage dogs, one almost teenage rabbit, and a tiny baby kitten. Oh, and also a tank full of fish.

Sunday Recap November 10, 2013

Books read:

 

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Twin Souls by K.A. Poe – released March 30, 2012

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Hybrid by K.A. Poe – released July 4, 2012

 

This week’s published posts:

 

Book Promotion: Attrition: the First Act of Penance by SG Night: Here

Review for Hidden: A Novel of Suspense by Thomas Hall: Here

Winner for the Changling GIveaway Announced: Here

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Barely Surviving by Courtney Cross: Here

THANKSGIVAWAY all month! Win a preloaded Kindle Fire HD!: Here

Review for Lovers and Liars by Sally Beauman: Here

 

 

Next week’s postings:

 

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Descendant by Nichole Giles

Book Promotion: Fossil River by Jock Miller

Review for Heiress of Lies by Cege Smith

Book Promotion: Ghost Hand by Ripley Patton

Review for The Boleyn Deceit by Laura Andersen

 

 

 

Other Interesting News:

 

1. I want to thank everyone who participated in the giveaways so far. If you haven’t entered yet, there’s still time! There is also a new one starting this week.

 

2. I just finished my 99th book for the year! Yes! You read right – 99! I had originally anticipated a goal of around 52. I mean, one book per week sounded doable, right? Well, I guess I underestimated myself. Therefore, this year I want to see how many books I can read. I actually plan on cutting back with my reading goals for 2014. There are some other things that I want to spend time doing/trying out. Do not fear! I shall be reading and carrying out this blog. There is no way I can completely stop reading!!! 🙂

 

3. Book promotion request have skyrocketed recently – which is a good thing. I am still taking them. I do want to give fair warning that I am currently in February for scheduling them. If this is not a problem for you, please keep submitting them. I accommodate on a first come first serve basis. On a better note, I am increasing book promotions to three times per week starting in January 2014.

 

4. The battle between Facebook and Twitter followers/likers continues. Twitter now has over 1200, and Facebook made a huge jump to over 400 this week.

5. If you have requested me to read your book (while I was still accepting requests), I am getting to them. I promise! If you are wondering where you are in the line up, just drop my an email or comment and I can let you know. Upcoming three reads include: Daughter Cell, Charmed, and The Pull.

 

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