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Twelve Days of Christmas: Day Nine

The Why:

I’ve decided that I wanted to do something nice for the authors that have given me paperback review copies or have let me edit their work. So, in the hopes of getting them some more exposure and reviews, I’ve come up with a “Twelve Days of Christmas” giveaway. Every day until Christmas, I’ll be giving one paperback that I’ve reviewed &/or worked on. I do ask that you consider reviewing the book that you win, as this can always help the author and future readers!

The Book:

Path of Needles CoverToday’s book is Path of Needles by Hannah Kollef. I had the pleasure of working with Hannah on this book! While I don’t have a review, I do have a special guest post that Hannah did on the background idea of her Path series. Keep your eyes open for book two as well!

Blurb:

When 17-year-old Kat Finnegan is warned in a Brooklyn alleyway that her father is going to disappear, she shrugs and walks away. The next morning her father is gone–leaving behind a booby-trapped apartment and a mystery that has slept for a thousand years.

To get him back, Kat and her twin brother Roger will have to unravel the secrets behind the Rose Queen–the fairy queen who ripped apart reality and stitched it back together, transforming the Fey into the memories known as fairy tales. They will also have to come to grips with their emerging powers and discover why they are known to the magical world as “The Truth” and “The Lie.”

Hunted by demons and treacherous Fey, Kat and Roger follow the Queen’s trail from Manhattan to Newark. But neither the Queen nor her curse is what they expected, and more is at stake than their father’s life–and theirs.

Path of Needles is the explosive first book in the Paths series: urban fantasies littered with deadly fairy tales, tangled romance, and heartbreaking betrayals. Continue reading Twelve Days of Christmas: Day Nine

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day Eight

The Why:

I’ve decided that I wanted to do something nice for the authors that have given me paperback review copies or have let me edit their work. So, in the hopes of getting them some more exposure and reviews, I’ve come up with a “Twelve Days of Christmas” giveaway. Every day until Christmas, I’ll be giving one paperback that I’ve reviewed &/or worked on. I do ask that you consider reviewing the book that you win, as this can always help the author and future readers!

The Book:

Golden ChariotToday’s book is Golden Chariot by Chris Karlsen. Charlotte feels the pull of Hektor as if he were speaking to her, begging her to prove his existence. From this feeling comes an obsession (though she wouldn’t call it that) with the Trojan War and her research topic. Hoping to find evidence to support her theory, she embarks on the archeological recovery of a ship from that time period off the coast of Turkey. However, the agent assigned to guard the sight is murdered and the replacement agent, Atakan, must find his killer — even if it is Charlotte.

I’d recently participated in the blog tour for this book and was lucky enough to get a paperback review copy. It is well written and exciting, especially if you like mythology, diving, or murder mystery. Check out my review and enter below to win!

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Day Seven

The Why:

I’ve decided that I wanted to do something nice for the authors that have given me paperback review copies or have let me edit their work. So, in the hopes of getting them some more exposure and reviews, I’ve come up with a “Twelve Days of Christmas” giveaway. Every day until Christmas, I’ll be giving one paperback that I’ve reviewed &/or worked on. I do ask that you consider reviewing the book that you win, as this can always help the author and future readers!

The Book:

PurgatoryToday’s book is Purgatory by Tomás Eloy Martínez. Emilia has spent the last 30 years of her life looking for her husband, Simón, who had disappeared while on a trip to map obscure Argentinean country. When she finds him, he is exactly the same as the day he vanished, yet she is changed – older, more worn – and she questions if he would still love her, and if she’s in her right mind.

You’ve probably noticed that we’ve moved away from the light, younger-audience books and have delved into material with a little more depth. This isn’t your typical ghost story, nor is it the “paranormal” of recent. Check out my review before entering!

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Day Six

The Why:

I’ve decided that I wanted to do something nice for the authors that have given me paperback review copies or have let me edit their work. So, in the hopes of getting them some more exposure and reviews, I’ve come up with a “Twelve Days of Christmas” giveaway. Every day until Christmas, I’ll be giving one paperback that I’ve reviewed &/or worked on. I do ask that you consider reviewing the book that you win, as this can always help the author and future readers!

The Book:

Tales From The Dew Drop InneToday’s book is Tales From the Dew Drop Inne by Kenneth Weene. Set in a local bar and narrated by Calvin, this collection of stories depicts the lives of those who hang on to the bottom rung of life’s social ladder. From strippers to musicians to veterans, the desperate often-drunk people that inhabit the bar and call it “home” are clinging to what little family they have – all the regulars at the bar.

Check out my review and see for yourself why everyone knows someone from the Dew Drop Inne.

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Day Five

The Why:

I’ve decided that I wanted to do something nice for the authors that have given me paperback review copies or have let me edit their work. So, in the hopes of getting them some more exposure and reviews, I’ve come up with a “Twelve Days of Christmas” giveaway. Every day until Christmas, I’ll be giving one paperback that I’ve reviewed &/or worked on. I do ask that you consider reviewing the book that you win, as this can always help the author and future readers!

The Book:

AshesToday’s book is Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick.  After being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, Alex leaves on a hiking trip to deal with her personal demons and say good-bye to her parents. That’s when it happens: the pulse. Electronic devices no longer work and folks are either dead or have a strange craving for flesh. Set on survival, Alex does what she must to avoid the Changed and save her improvised family.

I believe this is the first in her trilogy and that book two is already out. It was a quick read, as you can see from my review, but I have yet to read the second book.

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Day Four

The Why:

I’ve decided that I wanted to do something nice for the authors that have given me paperback review copies or have let me edit their work. So, in the hopes of getting them some more exposure and reviews, I’ve come up with a “Twelve Days of Christmas” giveaway. Every day until Christmas, I’ll be giving one paperback that I’ve reviewed &/or worked on. I do ask that you consider reviewing the book that you win, as this can always help the author and future readers!

The Book:

Bedtime Stories for Dogs and Bedtime Stories for CatsToday’s book is Bedtime Stories for Cats & Bedtime Stories for Dogs. Containing short stories, poems, and essays, the tales set up as intended to be read to your pet. There are tales of horror, of adventure, and of joy to explain some of our pet’s behaviors. There are also tales that have a counterpart in the opposite section (a dog perspective and a cat perspective).

These cute, short stories are suitable for kids (and cats and dogs) of all ages. Check out my review and enter below.

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Day Three

The Why:

I’ve decided that I wanted to do something nice for the authors that have given me paperback review copies or have let me edit their work. So, in the hopes of getting them some more exposure and reviews, I’ve come up with a “Twelve Days of Christmas” giveaway. Every day until Christmas, I’ll be giving one paperback that I’ve reviewed &/or worked on. I do ask that you consider reviewing the book that you win, as this can always help the author and future readers!

The Book:

Xor: The Shape of DarknessToday’s book is Xor: The Shape of Darkness by Moshe Sipper. Upon waking up on his twelfth birthday, Lewis discovers that he can Shape. Before he can really figure out what to do with this new ability, he is whisked away to Xor with a very important mission – saving the planet from the Realm Pirates. With the help of a few new friends, Lewis sets out to do just that.

A fun read for a younger reader, Xor is filled with adventure, questions, and magic. Check out my review to find out more.

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Day Two

The Why:

I’ve decided that I wanted to do something nice for the authors that have given me paperback review copies or have let me edit their work. So, in the hopes of getting them some more exposure and reviews, I’ve come up with a “Twelve Days of Christmas” giveaway. Every day until Christmas, I’ll be giving one paperback that I’ve reviewed &/or worked on. I do ask that you consider reviewing the book that you win, as this can always help the author and future readers!

The Book:

Midnight Magic: Be Careful What You Wish For!Today’s book is Midnight Magic: Be Careful What You Wish For by Nancy Di Fabbio.  The book follows Mattie, a horse crazy teen. Living in the small town of Gull’s Nest, she passes her summer days dreaming of owning her own horse and envying the rich girls that flocked to the town with their own horses to spend their summers riding and relaxing. But when Mattie takes a trip to see her Granny T and discovers a painting of Figure, a black horse with intense eyes, things start to change. She learns several lessons, including ‘Be careful what you wish for.’

This is a good book for anyone who loves horses and believes in a little magic. You can check out my review, then enter to win!
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Twelve Days of Christmas: Day One

The Why:

I’ve decided that I wanted to do something nice for the authors that have given me paperback review copies or have let me edit their work. So, in the hopes of getting them some more exposure and reviews, I’ve come up with a “Twelve Days of Christmas” giveaway. Every day until Christmas, I’ll be giving one paperback that I’ve reviewed &/or worked on. I do ask that you consider reviewing the book that you win, as this can always help the author and future readers!

The Book:

Noah Zarc: Mammoth TroubleToday’s book is Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble by D. Robert Pease. This is one of the first books I reviewed on my site. Noah Zarc is about a twelve-year-old paraplegic boy who travels throughout space and time on a mission to repopulate Earth with animals from all suitable time periods. With his family – Mom, Dad, brother Hamilton and sister Sam – Noah pilots the ARC (Animal Rescue Cruiser) while trying to stop Haon from preventing the re-population of all the animals on Earth.

I was lucky enough to have Noah stop by for an interview. If you’re interested in finding out a little more about Noah, check it out.

I’d also like to note that the sequel, Noah Zarc: Cataclysm is now out! I have my review up for that book as well. Continue reading Twelve Days of Christmas: Day One

Free Days: The Necro Device

The Necro Device will be free Sep 27, 28, 29, 30 the final promotion just before October. There will be a blog tour coming up for this during October, so grab your free copy now and return for my blog stop on Oct. 22nd.

Classic Edition:

The classic edition of The Necro Device features previous content that was removed while under the publisher. In addition the original artwork was restored and modified with a darker twist to better represent the novel itself. Front and back matter has been re-added to the novel. It now contains the Acknowledgements, Preface, and Afterword from the author. The ebook and paperback both received desperately needed reformatting. This version of The Necro Device is the most pure to its original form and is now published through the author.

Promo:

A page-turner of darkest depth. Betrayal, fear, and layers of hidden agendas all play parts in this intense, pulse-pounding thriller.

Inspiration:

The Necro Device came to me in a dream one night. I barely knew what the story was at the time other than it was about 5 brothers who all die. I left it at that and went on with my life. Over the years I kept having nightmares about the brothers and the story. They became so frequent and vivid that I had no choice but to sit down and write it or continue to live a life of nightmares. It was my first novel length story and it basically possessed me while I was writing it. I wrote day in and day out six days a week for almost eight months non-stop. But that was only the beginning. Between work, school, life, money, and everything else there is, I never had much time to get it completed, so for eight more years I slowly sculpted, revised, rewrote, and edited it so many times I was ready to throw my computer through the window. I can honestly say, it was the biggest project I ever completed. I learned a lot, and in the end, it was well worth every minute. I’d never take that learning experience back.

Synopsis:

John and Mary Hilt are hired to restore the Mandiev mansion isolated between four surrounding towns. The original owners, the Mandiev brothers, were world famous performers who died decades ago. Rumors that the mansion is haunted soon work their way to Mary, and nightmares begin to eat away at her sanity. She becomes obsessed with the Mandiev, wanting to know more. Determined to unlock their secrets, she digs deeper into their past and learns of a deadly device. An intricate web of betrayal slowly unravels, and she finds herself within its dark center.

It all begins with a betrayal, a machine, and a darker intent… It has a purpose.

Back Flap:

John and Mary Hilt are hired to restore the Mandiev mansion isolated between four surrounding towns. In the past, the Mandiev brothers had a fatal accident which killed hundreds of local citizens. The event marks the beginning of a device that will control its creator and affect the community for years to come. Mary will discover the madness that spawned from its awakening and unravel its deadly secrets. The Necro Device is a mind-melting, suspense thriller loaded with hidden agendas, twists, and a diabolical plot.

It all begins with a betrayal, a machine, and a darker intent… It has a purpose.

History:

The Necro Device was first published under the title Mandiev in September, 2011. In December of that same year the name was changed to The Necro Device. In April of 2012, it was picked up by a publisher and the cover art was changed. In August of 2012, the rights were returned back to the author, and the novel got a full revision and edit. The cover was changed to the darker cover seen above, and it was republished as The Necro Device (Classic Edition) September of 2012, the novel was picked up by DarkGate Publishing, the authors own publishing company. The novel continues to sale very well, and we hope it continues to do so moving forward.  Pick up a copy today.