Sunday, March 30, 2014

Book Tour + Excerpt and Giveaway: Stepping Off a Cliff

Title:  Stepping Off A Cliff
The St. Augustine Trilogy: Book II
Author:  Doug Dillon
Length: 321 Pages
Genre:  YA Paranormal
Released:  November 11, 2013
Presented by:  As You Wish Tours

An otherworldly, evil and dangerous force infests America’s oldest and most haunted city, St. Augustine, Florida. Everyone living there, or visiting, is at risk in ways too horrible to imagine.Standing between this invader and the people of St. Augustine are teenagers Jeff and Carla, the mysterious Native American shaman, Lobo, and Lyle, the homeless guy.In their quest to save themselves and all the inhabitants of this ancient, Florida city, Jeff and Carla uncover lost parts of St. Augustine history, push past the limits of space and time, and encounter what they come to realize are the true walking dead.

Once we were seated again, he growled a response to the one word question I had just asked, “Don’t get the big head. I didn’t say you were perfect,” Now, that was the old Lobo I remembered.

“One other thing,” he continued. “At the exact moment you create Frozen Time, you also create a bubble around yourself of about six feet in diameter. Anyone within that bubble, just as I was, is automatically excluded from the phenomena, after a short lag time of a few seconds. That is unless you wish it to be otherwise. Eventually, you will be able to include or exclude anyone within that bubble by simply intending it to happen.”

Looking at the timeless world all around me, and listening to old Lobo talk, really made my mind spin. As I tried to make sense of it all though, one question kept coming up so I had to ask it. “OK, there’s still one thing I still don’t understand. Just … exactly how and when would I use this ability?”

From looking out at the motionless traffic on San Marco, Lobo turned his head and fixed me with one of his most intense and fiery stares. “You’ll know when the time comes,” he said. “You’ll know.”

Author Bio:
A former award winning educator, Doug writes about things paranormal and historical. His interest in the paranormal comes from personal experiences as detailed in the nonfiction adult book he and wife wrote titled, An Explosion of Being: An American Family;s Journey into the Psychic. Out of those events and extensive historical research, he then created Sliding Beneath the Surface for young adults, Book I of the St. Augustine Trilogy. Doug set his trilogy in the oldest and most haunted city in the United States, St. Augustine, Florida.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Release Party + Giveaway: Challenging Destiny

Challenging Destiny by Cherie Colyer is now available on Kindle and to celebrate Cherie’s throwing a party and giving away fun prizes!


Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Kindle Release Date: March 27, 2014
Worldwide Release Date: July 11, 2014

Logan Ragsdale and his younger sister, Ariana, have been marked, chosen to be unwilling participants in a war between angels and demons.

Logan can sense something's not quite right. Like an unexpected chill on a summer's day, he can feel the unseen closing in. He's had these feelings before and, each time, someone close to him died. He's afraid this time it might just be Ariana.

Logan's fears are soon confirmed when he discovers their new friends aren't human,but rather representatives from Heaven and Hell sent to Earth to ensure he and Ariana accept their roles in an ancient prophecy. Demons want Logan to open the gates of Hell. Ariana has the power to stop them, but if she chooses to side with Heaven to spare the lives of thousands of innocent people, she'll damn her brother for eternity. Together, they must derail the biblical event if they hope to save themselves and the future of mankind...but what price are they willing to pay to keep the other safe?

Click Here if you live in the US and Click Here if you live in the UK to read Challenging Destiny on your Kindle today.

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About the Author:
Cherie Colyer is the author of YA paranormal thriller/romance, EMBRACE and HOLD TIGHT from Omnific Publishing. Her latest novel, CHALLENGING DESTINY, will be available this spring from The Wild Rose Press, Black Rose Imprint. Check out her website and blog for news on her books and bonus material. Follow Cherie on Twitter, Faccebook, Pinterest, and/or Goodreads to get the latest updates on her books.

Wanna Hear About Some Really Great Giveaways?

 You can find a ton of giveaways in Chat With Vera's blog, including My Brother is My Best Friend by Nicole Weaver, the author of three trilingual children's picture books. There is also a giveaway for About Habitats: Forests by Carolyn and John Sills. E.I.E.I.O How MacDonald Got His Farm by Judy Sierra and illustrated by Matthew Myers. Lost for Words by Natalie Russell is also being given away. Home At Last by Anita Higman is another book that is being given away.

Also check this out:

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Know Any Young Children: Giveaway

If you know of any young children who love to read. Chat with Vera is hosting a giveaway for a book called About Habitats: Forest by Cathryn Sill and illustrated by John Sill. You can find the giveaway at this thread: 

And one more final shout-out to Dawn Husted's SAFE Giveaway. You can find the giveaway at this link:

I love the cover of this book so much!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Giveaway: Kindle Fire HDX or $229 Amazon Gift Card/Paypal Cash

We are giving away 2 Kindles!! The first one is available via the rafflecopter below. The 2nd is available only to bloggers who post about this giveaway. You can find info on how to enter in the rafflecopter.
Kindle Fire HDX March
Win a Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)
Bloggers & Authors have joined together and each chipped in a little money towards a Kindle Fire HDX 7".
The winner will have the option of receiving a 7" Kindle Fire HDX (US Only - $229 Value)
  Or $229 Gift Card (International)
  Or $229 in Paypal Cash (International)
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Giveaway Details:
1 winner will receive their choice of an all new Kindle Fire 7" HDX (US Only - $229 value), $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash (International). There is a second separate giveaway for bloggers who post this giveaway on their blog. See details in the rafflecopter on how to enter to win the 2nd Kindle Fire HDX 7". Ends 3/31/14 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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And while we are on the topic of a giveaway, check out his giveaway by Dawn Husted on her blog page: 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Facebook and Pinterest St. Patty's Day Party

Hey, I will be updating this post as the Facebook and Pinterest Part for St. Patty's Day continues, but I will not be including all books, I will only be including a preview of the books possible in this giveaway. It started at 10 am and will be concluding at 11 pm. I will not be listing flash giveaways because they are not up for the full time. And while I mentioning a giveaway, I'm going to give a shout-out to Dawn Husted's giveaway for her novel SAFE, which you can find here:

Books up so far:

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Another Giveaway

I'm sorry I haven't been posting much lately, been really sick. I hope to get back to posting more often soon. Look out for reviews for Awakening and Possession by Catrina Burgess. The covers are just so creepy and they definitely drew me in the moment I first saw them.

Now onto some other news. Mythical Books is doing a giveaway that is open internationally (as long as the Book Depository delivers to you for free or if you are willing to accept an ebook). You can find the giveaway located at this location and it is for any book up to $20:

Another shout out for the giveaway for Dawn Husted's book, SAFE. You can find my post on it and the location to find the giveaway here:

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Party on St. Patty's Day!! :)

If anyone is interested, there is a Facebook Party for a huge giveaway in celebration for St. Patty's Day! To be included in the book portion of the giveaway, you can find the party on facebook at this link:

To get a chance to win a special St.Patrick's Day Cookie Basket in a giveaway, just join below with the rafflecopter. :)

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And a shoutout to the giveaway of SAFE by Dawn Husted, found in my earlier post here:

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Who Doesn't Love Free Books?

Dawn Husted is celebrating Spring Break (even if it's not your Spring Break :p) by giving away one signed copy of her book, SAFE, to one winner.  Also as of right now and all through tomorrow, the book is free on

The giveaway can be found here:

I can't tell you how excited I am to hear about this giveaway. I have a good friend who recently read it and loved it.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Stacking the Shelves #1

This is my first stacking the shelves, and what I will be doing for each stacking the shelves will be listing the books I received over the week in physical form and e-form. This week, there will be a lot because of Smashwords Read an E-book Week, and the discounted sale prices they did. I will also list at the bottom, library books I borrowed that week.



Awakening by Catrina Burgess
Backs Against the Wall by Tracey Ward
Belgrave Daughter by Zara Hoffman
Binding by Sam Dogra
Camille by Tess Oliver
Crossing the Naiad by J.M. Ney-Grimm
Daughter of Mythos by Melissa Drake
Deliverance by Brittany Comeaux
Dreams in her Head by Clare C. Marshall
Droplet by Elaine Calloway
Everwild by Kayla Jo
Firewalls by Eileen Schuh
First Unforgivable Thing by Zoe Cannon
Forbidden Mind by Karpov Kinrade
Freezer by Stephen Clary
Fyire Blue by Evie Richter
Glimmer by Acacia Green
Gone by Christine Kersey
Heirs of War by Mara Valderran
Ignite by Jamie Campbell
Into the Fire by K. Gorman
Last Swordmage by Martin F. Hengst
Learning to Fly by Misha Elliott
Life in the Palace by Catherine Green
Lost and Found by Michelle Moklebust
Mindspeak by Heather Sunseri
My Beautiful Suicide by Atty Eve
Silence by Natasha Preston
Stars in Her Eyes by Clare C. Marshall
Summer Demons by Mia Hoddell
Swordplay by Katharina Gerlach
Rotten Core by Angie Hulme
Unite by Jamie Campbell
NightKind by Holly Tuesay Baxter
Torturer's Daughter by Zoe Cannon
Pulse by Acacia Green
Shine by Acacia Green
Snowbabies by Victor Storck
Tawny's Ghost by Joy Spraycar
Water's Blood by Elaine Calloway
Once Upon a Time: The Villians by Shea Berkley
Once Upon a Time: Queen of All, Enemy Inside by Shea Berkley
Once Upon a Time: Candy Land, Sliver of a Soul by Shea Berkley
Once Upon a Time: Hag, Giant's Way by Shea Berkley
Riptide by Michelle Moklebust
Uninvited by Michelle Moklebust
Scintillate by Karen Tjebben
Through a Tangled Wood by Jamie Campbell
Star Struck by Jamie Campbell
Realm of Dreams by Amalie Vantana