Saturday, December 17, 2011
You can find Transcendent on Amazon
Transcendent is on Goodreads and Facebook .
You can win a copy of Transcendent just by posting a comment on my blog. Be sure to leave me a link so I can find you.
If you just have to have a book in your hands, try winning a hard copy of the book over at Wendy Swore's Blog.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
In Lisa Asunama's story 'Trickster', a young girl faces the cunning Trickster, who deceived her grandfather and brought shame to her family. She has a secret he is itching to know. She challenges him to perform three services in order to learn the answer.
In Lisa Santiago's story 'The Final Sacrifice', a man yearns to spend more time with the sweet young lady who makes his life more bearable, but at what cost?
At three or four pages to a story, treat yourself to a yummy reading indulgence.
Isabel and Lisa began this book on a blog - Hollow Tree Tales
. Each friday they post a free fiction story. Tales From the Hollow Tree is a collection of some of these stories.
Tales From the Hollow Tree is now available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. You can read and write great reviews about Tales From the Hollow on Goodreads..
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Leaving the door to his room cracked open, she jumping when thunder rattled the window pane and lightening flashed in the hallway. Distored shadows of tree branches writhed across the walls. She tried the light switch. Dead. She pulled her shawl tighter across her shoulders. “Duermete nino, duermete ya . . . que viene el cuco y te comera. “(Sleep child, sleep now . . . or else comes the cuco to eat you) an image of a ghostly figure with a pumkin head filled her mind. Where did that come from? She hadn’t thought of El Cuco in years. Ridiculous really, just a story parents used on small children to get them to stay in bed at night. I am no longer a child, besides, I must keep the candles lit for Dia De Los Meurtos (Day Of The Dead).
A loud bang came from the front of the house. The wind, she thought, her heart pounding. Rushing into the front room she could smell the potent aroma of marigolds covering the ofrenda she had decorated that morning. Candles flickered around portraits of her abuelos (grandparents) and the younger brother she had lost. Sugar skulls, fruit and candy were scattered among the flowers, frames and candles. Nothing seemed out of place.
A sudden cold draft whispered across Lita’s neck and her hair stood on end. A warm yellow glow came from behind her and she froze in place. Lita, a voice whispered. Whimpering with fright, Lita slowly turned to find a luminous pumpkin head floating in the air, with the face of evil etched in it’s skin. Lita screamed in terror and struck out with fear and fury to protect her child. The pumpkin head flew across the room and crashed into the wall, smashing into a mash of meat and shell.
For the first time Lita saw Carlos standing there. He looked shocked. “Lita,” he said, “my cousin taught me how to carve that pumpkin. It’s what they do in America.”
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Knife of Never Letting Go is a story about a boy who begins his life surrounded by men who hear each other's thoughts. It has always been this way for him. He even hears the thoughts of animals, including his dog.
One day Todd and his dog find a place where there is silence, no noise. They can't hear thoughts there. It scares them and they don't know what to do. They want to keep it a secret, but how do you keep a secret in a place where everyone can read your mind?
Todd finds himself in danger and he and his dog have to run for their lives.
This story moves at a fast pace and has a very original plot.
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Thursday, September 29, 2011
Like any other fourteen-year-old, Myri Anna Monaco has problems she doesn't know how to deal with: a crush on her best friend's boyfriend, a mother who's dating her science teacher, and a "punishment" for a science-project-gone-wrong that lands her in the last place she wants to be--in auditions for the school play. But most girls don't have what Myri has--a ghost named Wren, who not only lives at home, but who is willing to "trade places" whenever she is needed. Although Myri is reluctant at first, Wren's offer becomes a quick and easy solution when her problems collide. However, this brief experience in ghostly possession soon takes Myri's life to new levels. How much will Myri lose to avoid the problems mounting around her? How much will Wren take to fulfill her own desires?
This story was not only suspenseful, it was laugh out loud funny to read. Shaunda Kennedy Wenger has a great sense of humor which translates to her writing. I found myself rooting for characters who were believable and well developed.
The plot was quite unique and with several story threads and it moved along at a good pace. Situations the characters faced were realistic (except for the possession thing) and well thought out.
You can find The Ghost in Me on Amazon at this link http://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Me-Shaunda-Kennedy-Wenger/dp/0615432875/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
To get in on this fun giveaway, click on the Dark Carma Tour button.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
"Hidden until now in the pages of her secret diary, fourteen year old Mary's story begins as she flees the English with hunts to settle in an American colony. But how long can Mary hide her true nature from the Puritans? How long can she keep running?"
Would you like to win this book? If you would, there are two things you need to do:
1: Become a follower of my blog.
2. Leave me a comment and tell me why you like spooky stories.
Done. Wasn't that easy. The contest ends Saturday September 24th at midnight and I will contact the winner asap. Please leave your e-mail address with your comment so that I can find you.
This is a blog hop. There are so many other prizes to win and blogs to see, so get hoppin'.
|1. Tristi Pinkston, LDS Author|
2. Joyce DiPastena
3. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
4. Mandi Slack
5. Michael D. Young
6. Six Mixed Reviews
7. Pam Williams
8. Laurie Lewis
9. Kristy Tate
10. Marilyn Yarbrough
11. Stacy Coles
12. Kristie Ballard
13. Lynn Parsons
14. Pushing Past the Pounds
15. Sheila Staley
16. cindy Hogan
|17. Jamie Thompson|
18. Jaclyn Weist
19. Cathy Witbeck
20. Secret Sisters Mysteries
21. Tamera Westhoff
22. Tina Scott
23. Lynnea Mortensen
24. Danyelle Ferguson aka Queen of the Clan
25. Jeanette A. Fratto
26. Bonnie Harris
27. Melissa Lemon
28. Mary Ann Dennis
29. Stephanie Black
30. Jane Still
32. Laura Bastian
|33. Tamara Bordon|
34. Betsy Love
35. Maria Hoagland
36. Amber Robertson
37. Debbie Davis
39. Christy Monson
40. Carolyn Frank
41. Rebecca Birkin
42. Melissa Cunningham
43. Emily L. Moir
44. Ronda Hinrichsen
45. Lisa Asanuma
46. Joan Sowards
47. Jordan McCollum
48. Diane Stringam Tolley
Thursday, September 15, 2011
If I said you had a heavenly body would you hold it against me? Yes, these are actual lyrics. In the book ‘Fall’ Julia Halstead meets two brothers who are heavenly beings. Of course she doesn’t realize this right away. Not until dark forces combine to battle for her soul.
Julia, who goes by J.D. finds herself in the quiet little town of Torrey, Utah as the project manager to remake an old school house into a bed and breakfast. It’s a big project, and Julia can’t wait to show her grandfather that she can handle it. Construction is in her blood. This is something she has always wanted to do. But when vandalism and mysterious occurrences threaten the project, Julia turns to Matthew Rigo, her demolition contractor for help. At first he seems to be an answer to her prayers, but then the nightmare begins.
Jennifer has written a story with great characters. Julia is a tough, tool toting construction gal who still caters to her feminine side. She improves her yellow construction boots with hot pink and black leopard print. She has a soft spot for the grandfather who raised her after her mother abandoned her and struggles with how she feels about her place in a family.
Liu, an elderly Asian woman who runs the towns grocery store is a great supporting character. She offers care and advice when J.D. needs her.
I won’t tell you about the men in the story, suffice it to say there are rippling muscles and meaningful glances aplenty.
Fall is a paranoramal romance even your teenager could read. No cursing or intimate scenes in this book.
You can visit Author Jeniffer Hurst’s Blog at http://jenniferhurst.wordpress.com/.
To purchase Fall go to http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/71705
You can also purchase Fall in paper back on Amazon here http://www.amazon.com/Fall-Jennifer-Hurst/dp/1463632770/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1316293958&sr=8-1
Jenniffer is having a great contest to go with the release of her book. The winner will receive a gift certificate for a night’s stay at the actual bed and breakfast where the story takes place. Other prizes include an autographed copy of Fall, and 3 contestants will be randomly selected to have their names used in the sequel to Fall. They will receive a copy of the sequel when it is published.
Each blog in the tour will have a different set of questions you can answer, so enter often. Once per blog site please.
It’s so simple. Get the book, read it, answer the questions and email them to Jennifer at mailto:email@example.com
Here are the questions:
Which town is the hospital located?
What is the Name of the National Park outside of Torrey?
What kind of Cat did JD see while out running?
The other sites on this blog tour are included below. Good luck!
1. Hallie Chandler with Hallie Chandler on August 14, 2011
2. Fabulous Reads with Karen Pellet on August 15th
3. Can’t Put It Down with Jennifer Goehl on August 15th
4. Elly’s Book Shelf with Elly on August 25th
5. Fire And Ice with Heather Gardner on August 30th
6. Mudrock and Pink Nail Polish with Mandi Slack on August 31st
7. My Life in a Laptop with Michelle Jeffries on September 1st
8. Stitch Read Cook with Aislynn Thompson on September 2nd
9. What All the Kids are Reading with Tonya Christensen on September 6th
10. Cindy M Hogan with Cindy Hogan on September 7th
11. Imaginary Reads with Kris Chen on September 7th
12. Cami’s Books with Cami Checketts on September 8th
13. Writer’s Mirror with Cindy Williams on September 10th
14. Chasing Dreams with Tamara Hart Heiner on September 12th
15. A Writer’s Reality with Melissa Cunningham on September 14th
16. Debbie’s Inkspectations with Debbie Davis on September 15th
17. Write by Candlelight with Jennifer Debenham on September 15th
18. Fabulous Reads with Stephanie on September 15th
19. Crack a Spine Book Reviews with Rachel Shaw on September 16th
20. Cathy Witbeck Story Painter with Cathy Witbeck on September 17th
21. Queen of the Clan with Danyelle Ferguson on September 19th
22. Book Reviews And More Kaylynn England on September 20th
23. Musings from an LDS Writing Mom with Gaynell Parker on September 23rd
24. Pink Ink with Jewel Allen on September 26th
25. Latter Day Woman Magazine with Heidi Durant on September 27th
26. Of Writerly Things with Valerie Ipson on September 28th
27. Kaylee Baldwin with Kaylee Baldwin on September 29th
28. Queen of Chaos with Autumn Weber on October 1st
29. Best Authors Read with Theresa Sneed on October 2nd
30. Frankly Creative with Carolyn Frank on October 3rd
31. A Writer’s Eyes with Keith Fisher on October 3rd
32. J Lloyd Morgan with J Lloyd Morgan on October 5th
33. Star Crossed with Nichole Giles on October 5th
34. Heather Justesen with Heather Justesen on October 7th
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
August 18 - Jane Still
August 19 - Deborah Davis
August 22 - Renae Mackley
August 23 - Cindy Hogan
August 24 - Matthew Tandy
August 26 - Kathy Habel
August 29 - Don Carey
August 30 - Teri Rodeman
August 31 - Cathy Witbeck
Sept. 1 - Shelly Seele
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The Latter Rain is in a much different Genre than books I have reviewed in the past. Having said that, I must say I quite enjoyed it. Now I’ll tell you the complete title. ‘The Latter Rain – Using the Book of Isaiah as the Key to Unlock Bible Prophecies That are Relevant Today’. This is the part where you say, “Isaiah, you read a book about the prophecies in Isaiah and you enjoyed it?” Actually, yes.
James M. Conis has laid out this book in a format that is easy to follow and understand. He uses a mix of scriptures from the Old and New Testament alternating with his interpretation of what they say. He invites the reader to pray for wisdom and understanding to know if the insights are correct. His desire is to lead people closer to God and bring them a clear perspective of what the ancient prophets are saying about what is happening in our world today.
To make an understanding of the bible more simple, Conis breaks down relevant types and symbols that are prevalent in the scriptures. Rain is symbolic for the word of God or revelation. Much of his book is devoted to a discussion of the former rain period, when prophets were present on the earth, separated by a famine period when there are no prophets and ending with the latter rain, when prophets are again present on the earth.
Though I did not agree with everything in ‘The Latter Rain’, I found the book to be informative, entertaining and well written. To purchase this book go to this link http://www.thelatterrain.net . As a special promotion, when you put TOUR in the coupon code, you will receive 20% off your order.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
If you are interested in reading a good clean medieval romance this summer, Nia could be the book you are looking for. With compelling characters, a quick pace and a well thought out plot, this novel sets you in a historically accurate setting, to the degree that making dinner seems a nuisance. Just let the cook throw together some fresh breads, meat and cheese, and you can ride out to the meadow to dine in the shade (Back to reality – hit the drive in at McDonalds, let the kids play in the park and keep reading).
The author, Mella Reese, has a site that you can visit at http://mellareese.com/ and you can visit her blog at http://www.authormellareese.blogspot.com/ .
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011
I recently read Star Scout Rising, First Trail written by Gary Darby. It is pure Sci-Fi and right up my alley. Mr. Darby creates an interesting universe in which a Junior Star Scout, Del Baldura, joins with his team mates to work toward becoming a full fledged Star Scout by passing the rigorous No-Notice test. But in the midst of tracking an alien life form, one of their team mates is kidnapped. While Del and his crew race to save his team mate, evil forces are combining to plot against him and his family.
Peller, the leader of the Gadion Faction, is one nasty dude. “His eyes narrowed to slits as he studied the star path. There was absolutely no doubt that they were marching closer and their trail was leading them to this part of the galactic spiral arm where an unsuspecting and vulnerable Earth glided peacefully along in its orbit around Father Sol.
This Suited Peller Perfectly.”
Del’s Uncle, Jak McCarel, knows the truth about the past and the possible danger that Del could be facing. Unfortunately, Del doesn’t know Jak exists.
Twists and turns with alien life forms, system failures, crew member interactions and one evil villain, keep you turning the pages. Some, but not all questions are answered at the end, leaving it open to an upcoming sequel.
You can find Star Scout Rising for purchase at http://www.amazon.com/StarScout-Rising-First-Gary-Darby/dp/0982301723/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1297726243&sr=1-2
Contact the author or take a look at his blog at http://starscoutrising.blogspot.com/