Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Happy Release Day! Shelly Goes to Washington, D.C. by Stacey Leigh Malloy and Katie Cassidy

Shelly the Hermit Crab
Stacey Leigh Malloy
Illustrated by Katie Cassidy

When Shelly, a Cape Cod hermit crab, gets caught in a riptide, she lands along the banks of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. Shelly enjoys taking in the sights, but she hopes to somehow, someway get back to her home and family.
This is the second book in the "Shelly the Hermit Crab" series. Each book is a beautifully illustrated story of Shelly's amazing adventures with real life lessons, facts, and a happliy-ever-after ending.
Genre: Children's - Ages 2-9
Pages: 36 pages, fully illustrated
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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Release Day! Shades of Darkness - A Poetry Collection

Carolyn Devonshire, Sandra Stefanowich and Jack Horne

SHADES OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT was composed by three authors from three English-speaking countries. Jack Horne is from England, Sandra Stefanowich from Canada, and Carolyn Devonshire from the United States. 

Each poet chose their best works for this collection. The topics include Earth's environment, faith, loneliness and a variety of social issues that are sure to stimulate the readers' minds. 

From Haiku to Limericks, you will find a variety of poetic forms. Some are humorous; some are sad. All have a deep meaning to the authors and, hopefully, to the readers. SHADES OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT will bring both smiles and tears. If you enjoy poetry, you'll find something for everyone to enjoy in this book.

Genre: Poetry
Pages: 122

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Happy Release Day! A Ghost Hunt by Jack Horne

A Ghost Hunt
Jack Horne

David Andrew reluctantly agrees to accompany his oldest friend, Suzy, an up-and-coming actress, and her fellow actors on a late night ghost hunt at the ruins of Bury Seymour castle, reputedly the most haunted place in England.

Suzy is starring as a ghost in a play at a haunted theatre, where the sinister specter of a hanged actor stalks the building unnerving staff and actors alike. Adding to the mystery, there appears to be some link between the ghosts in both locations.

David refuses to believe in the paranormal, but when he encounters the hostile spirits, he is forced to abandon his lifelong skepticism.

Initial unease soon gives way to fear, and then becomes full blown terror, as David and his friends realize the full extent of the malevolent forces they are up against. When tragedy strikes, they know they must fight to survive, but they are totally unprepared for the battle.

How can they possibly beat such powerful and lethal adversaries?

Genre: Fantasy, Thriller, Paranormal, Occult

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Book Giveaway!

The first release of a new four part Anthology set: Spring Historicals - Sweethearts in Bloom.

By Joy Brooks
While Europe faces the ensuing Battle of Waterloo, Gabrielle Anderson travels to herbrother's best friend's estate. Lord Marshall Hampton opens his home to her but Gabrielalso wants his love. Gabrielle is determined to show him how she feels, but her time isshortened when Marshall is summoned to the war front. Will Gabrielle win the heart of the only man she has ever loved?

Genre: Sweet Historical Romance
Pages: 78, Novella

Author: Joy Brooks 

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Book Giveaway The Wonk Decelerator by John Joseph Doody

The Guild Saga, Book One
The Wonk Decelerator

For Earthers dwelling in Guild space, it is a one-hundred year journey back to Earth. An unimaginable voyage, until now. 

When Guild commander and crack pilot, Thad Cochran boards the shuttle destined for the casinos of Timmerus, finding a way back to Earth is not on his radar. He wants the five-percent finder's fee the Guild is offering for a black box held by the lizard-like Yazz. Thad has a dream: With the loot he will get for stealing the Wonk Decelerator, he can buy a ranch on Beta Prime.

But things begin to fall apart for him in the dark caverns of Timmerus, and Thad must reconsider his priorities in life. Has he discovered a cause greater than his dream? Are there actually more important things to life than money and his dream? What about the woman who is waiting for him? What about freedom in the galaxy? And what about his discovery, fashioned by the gnarled hands of a brilliant, old Yazz, that could change everything? 

Thad Cochran has a choice to make. He can fulfill his quest, escape with his life and be rich. Or he can fly with the Wonks ... one more time.

Genres: Science Fiction, Action/Adventure
Pages: 129, Novella

Look for Maggie and Thad's continuing adventures in The Late, Great Benjamin Bale, Book Two of The Guild Saga available now!

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Happy Release Day! Valstain by R.J. Jerome

The Pelaguis Game




You fool. Armageddon is weeks away, right under the Church’snose, and the Order that is appointed to watch and protect the world doesn't even realize it.
Through The Pelagius Game series, R.J. Jerome introduces the reader to Valstain, the magical realm between Heaven and Earth.
Valstain follows the life of Timothy Anderson as he reveals his haunted past to Father Michael Olshefski, the new headmaster of The Pelagius Order. The Order’s seminary is the training ground of a secret religious society whose job is to find and prepare gifted warriors to fight evil.
But someone on the inside has a different idea.
Now, Tim must expose the true wicked desires of the Order’s leaders to the kidnapped priest. He needs this man’s trust and permission to enter the Holy ground so he may once more venture into Valstain and claim his revenge on those who betrayed him. However, Tim knows mere words will not convince the priest—only tasting the memories locked inside his magical blood will.
It is said once a man has entered Valstain, and experienced the horror within, he is never the same again—that is exactly what the forces of evil are depending on. The Pelagius Game has begun, and the journey into Valstain is only the beginning.
Valstain is a must read for anyone interested in fantasy adventures with plenty of sword fights, vibrant characters, and intricate plot twists.

Genre: Fantasy, Thriller, Paranormal, Occult
Pages:  425, Novel


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Sunday, September 08, 2013

Book Giveaway - The Once & Future Now by Jim Gilbert

The Once & Future Now
by Jim Gilbert

Jack Drake is an artist and art studio/gallery owner, as well as a part-time Renaissance faire performer. He hasn't got an enemy in the world. Or so he thought. Suddenly, for no reason he can discern, he's got one group of people trying to kill him and another group trying to kidnap him. The adventure he suddenly finds himself immersed in takes him from the United States to Ireland, then to France and finally to England to confront the mastermind behind his troubles while the fate of a nation hangs in the balance.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Pages: 316

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Book Giveaway for Shelly the Hermit Crab by Stacey Malloy

Shelly the Hermit Crab
by Stacey Leigh Malloy
Illustrated by Katie Cassidy
When Shelly, a Cape Cod hermit crab, is caught up in a fishing boat's net, she is separated from her family but finds a wonderful home with a little girl named Hannah. But where does a hermit crab really belong? And will Shelly ever see her crab family again?

This is the first in a series of beautifully illustrated stories for children ages 2-9.  Each Shelly story is a vivid, amazing travel tale with positive family and life themes.
Genre: Children's - Ages 2-9
Pages: 34 pages, fully illustrated

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Happy Release Day! The Initiates by Kamil Ali

The Appointed Collection
 The Initiates
 by  Kamil Ali
Set in 19th century Russian-occupied Latvia, a brilliant lawyer, Karlis Stucka, meets Satan's First Dark Angel in a decrepit hotel in Riga.
 The Dark Angel takes Karlis on a supernatural odyssey spanning time and places beyond the imagination.
Genre: Fantasy, Thriller
Pages:  390, Novel

The first book of the series, is set in Latvia.

A successful Latvian lawyer named Karlis Stucka, meets Satan's First Dark Angel in human form, in a Riga ghetto. Karlis experiences a terror filled evening of unnatural events, as he is taken through the intense phases of training to become the Dark Angel's Lieutenant. 

Karlis is chosen by Satan to become the highest ranking human, as a reward for becoming the youngest High Priest at age thirteen. Karlis and five of his teenaged friends conduct their first blood sacrifice, full moon ritual, which his Book Of Satan calls the gateway ritual. Karlis alone has the ability to read the book. His friends see only blank pages.

Karlis learns how to switch bodies, using the corpse of an albino African girl, who commits suicide by jumping over a waterfall. Karlis uses the body of the young lady, to become a gypsy queen, who leads a troop of recently resurrected dead actors and circus performers.

Karlis is groomed by Satan's First Dark Angel to practice mental and mystical feats. He receives constant reminders to discard logical thinking, which hampers his ability to perform his otherworldly activities.

Karlis is mandated to build an army of Devil Worshippers, in preparation for the second coming of Christ.

The First Dark Angel of Satan is worried about a Tibetan Monk, who was born at the same moment as Karlis. Both Karlis and the other baby have the three main ingredients that allows ascension above all other humans on the Dark Side. 

The First Dark Angel loses communication with the other baby, when circumstances led him to the halls of a Tibetan Monastery. The Monk has the power to overturn Satan's plan. However, as long as he remains within the walls of the Monastery, he remains safe from Satan's reach.

You can check out the Author here!

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Happy Release Day! The Late, Great Benjamin Bale by John Joseph Doody

The Late, Great Benjamin Bale, Book Two of The Guild Saga is available now!

The destinies of two men depend on Maggie Thorn. One is dying and the other is dead...or is he?

Captain Maggie Thorn is on a formal Guild mission, supposedly to kidnap the yazz scientist, Gravian Endrenicus, and return him to Thandimone. But she also has a personal score to settle with the lizard-like inhabitants of Timmerus. She intends to make the yazz pay for what they did to Thad Cochran—the one the yazz call the Thieves Guild pilot. The man she loves.
Supreme Fleet Commander, Admiral Geoff Grangore knows of only one man who could get Maggie to Timmerus and back while traitorous eyes are watching. That man is an old drunk who lives deep in the Thandimonean wilderness with his pet Eno, Snot. Benjamin Bale is suicidal and cantankerous, and Maggie can’t stand him—at first. 
Bale is a dead man. At least, that’s what everyone was told. But this dead man has a final mission to perform. The greatest star pilot in the galaxy has a chance to redeem himself and make right a great wrong. A wrong which he can never forgive or forget. A wrong that cost him everything.
And don’t forget to see how this all started in The Wonk Decelerator, Book One of The Guild Saga.

Okay, I'm slightly prejudiced being that this is an eTP Author AND I edited this book (as well as the first one). However, John pens a fabulous tale of a dashing pilot and a feisty, strong-willed female star cruiser captain mixed with an endearing cast of characters that I love to spend time with. This is not a romance for you science fiction die-hards; however, it has romantic elements for the romantically inclined. Through in some actione, fight scenes and spaceship battles and you have all the makings of a delightful space adventure. And while you can read The Late, Great Benjamin Bale alone, you'll miss out if you don't have your copy of The Wonk Decelerator.

Congratulations, John!

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Happy Release Day to Beth Bowland - Seven Shades of Luminosity is available now!

Seven Shades of Luminosity by Beth Bowland is a fantastic middle grade story of adventure, magical worlds, and unlikely heroes. You'll fall in love with the characters and enjoy every moment of their quest.

When 13-year-old Ralph and his two friends enter a magical world called Norwaeja, they find themselves on an unexpected quest for seven keys, each of which leads them closer to a dark and dangerous kingdom.

Ralph thought he was an ordinary kid, just trying to become the junior fencing champion in his state. Shortly after being chased into Norwaeja he learns of the prophecy declaring him the warrior that will lead the Great Army into battle against Apep, the evil one.

Epic battles against Trolls, dangerous treks through kingdoms, and one pesky, egotistical meerkat will pit friend against friend while Ralph discovers just who he really is and what he is capable of achieving in a world that he is not a part of. Or is he?

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Monday, April 01, 2013

Happy Release Day! Love is Not Proud by Monica E. Spence

Happy release day to Monica Spence on the release of her book: Love is Not Proud.

One of the favorite parts of my job is finalizing books and sometimes, I get to read the stories even if I didn’t get to edit them. That was the case with Love is Not Proud. What a lovely historical romance with intrigue and mystery plus a delightful love story. If you are looking for romance with a dash of mystery and danger, check out Love is Not Proud.

Congrats Monica!

Marco de Medici, a Florentine nobleman, cuts through a moonlit alley and stumbles upon a woman being attacked. He springs to her defense and is stabbed for his efforts.

Susanna d'Angelo, a widowed midwife, feels obligated to care for her mysterious defender. A budding friendship blossoms into love. Marco keeps his family name from her, wishing to be judged on his own merits while Susanna has her own secrets.

Facing a strict Society, the Medici’s power, and Susanna’s dark history, will their love survive?

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Happy Release Day to J.D. Pooker!

Mr. Chocolate and the Magic Js is available now from eTreasures Publishing and author J.D. Pooker. This delightful children's story tells the tale of a moose and his beautiful garden where the most amazing of fruits, the Magic Js, grow. They are so delicious that they draw the attention of the antelope family, Mr. and Mrs. Little House. Unfortunately, the Little Houses aren't content to have just a few Magic Js, and they learn a very important lesson about sharing with others.

Not only does this story teach children about sharing in a fun and appealing way, it is also beautifully illustrated by the talented author and illustrator Lynne Bendoly.

Spread the word about this wonderful children's book and be sure to pick up your copy at the eTreasures site.

Mr. Chocolate and the Magic Js by J.D. Pooker.
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Happy Release Day!!

Happy Release Day!

Happy release day to Barbara Miller on the release of two of her books: Rolltop Relic and Hometown Christmas Carol!

I’ve had the pleasure of reading and working on both of these with Barbara and they are delightful stories with fascinating and fun characters.

Congrats Barbara!

Rolltop Relic is a cozy mystery set in Western Pennsylvania where Laurel Adams is helping her grandmother at Laurel Creek Antiques when they discover a gold reliquary inside a rolltop desk. Laurel wants to seek the owner while her grandmother plans to keep it and sell it.

Rushford Gaites, the father of their teenage helper, sides with Laurel and dives into the research with her and his son Tim so he can write an article about the relic's chest, which looks like it contains a piece of the crown of thorns. During their investigation, they also discover a stained glass window of Mary holding up her son, and call it The Madonna of the Crown.

There is a mutual attraction between Rush and Laurel, but she is engaged to a gallery owner in Chicago and Rush is still married to Tim’s mother though separated. Laurel and Rush decide their relationship must remain an intellectual one based on guarding the reliquary from several parties willing to kill to get it, while the couple plums the secrets of its origin so they can return  it to the rightful owners.

In Hometown Christmas Carol, Angela Fell, a professional no-nonsense New York playwright, returns to her hometown, Median, PA to care for her injured father. But she also wants to make amends to Rich Harris, the boyfriend she dumped in high school, the guy who screwed up her senior play, and the man she never stopped loving.

Rich is now a well-liked teacher at the Meridian High School and in charge of the town's Christmas pageant which needs a one-act play. Angela has written a short Christmas play intended as an apology for the mean way she previously treated Rich. At home in Meridian, after the Thanksgiving dinner, she urges Rich, his sister, her father and brother to do a reading of her play in the hopes it will demonstrate that she has changed and that she still loves Rich.

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Arny Armadillo's Pillow

Arny Armadillo's Pillow - A picture book by Lynne Anne Bendoly.

Stop by and pick up your copy of this amazing picture book for your child.

Arny Armadillo's Pillow
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Happy Release Day!

Happy Release to Princess Salina and the Unicorn by Lynne Anne Bendoly.

Just as Princess Salina is to marry the Prince of Latonia, she runs off through the forest on her trusted unicorn, Moonbeam, where she finds herself in a terrible predicament which only a wise old wizard can save her from and then she finds the love of her life.

You can find this lovely story and beatifully edited ebook at the store.

About Lynne:

Lynne enjoyed a long career as an illustrator and graphic designer working at local fashion houses, advertising agencies and newspapers in Cleveland, Ohio.

When she retired,  she picked up her pencils and paints and moved to Savannah, Georgia where she currently spends her time writing and illustrating children’s books.

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