Saturday, December 26, 2015

A Winter's Respite Read-a-Thon--Sign Up Here! #WintersRespite


Well, Christmas is officially over and I'm looking forward to the new year and some Winter's respite and recovery. I also quit my overly demanding job and I'm starting a new work-at-home job that I'm hoping will be less consuming of my valuable family and reading time. We shall see. I'm thinking it will be. Staying positive. Hope you all had a blessed Christmas and wishing you much health and prosperity in the New Year!

This is the official sign up for A Winter's Respite Read-a-Thon! Dates are January 18 - 24, starting at 12:00am Monday and ending at 11:59pm on Sunday. Times are central standard time so adjust your times accordingly. Of course, like most read-a-thons, the books read must be novels or novellas, adult or young adult are fine, and you can read children's books too (as long as you do read some novels too). Note: Non-Fiction is also okay! You DO NOT have to participate the entire week. Join in when you can, start in the middle, end early...whatever works best for your schedule. As with all of my read-a-thons, it will be a week of relaxed reading during which we can personally challenge ourselves and whittle away those ever looming TBR piles/shelves/libraries. 

Guidelines for the read-a-thon can be found HERE or you can access in the tab at the top of the blog. Any information you need about the read-a-thon can be found there. Please do be sure to check the guidelines to make sure you're following along correctly. There are specific rules regarding signing up and wrapping up, especially in regards to the giveaway. Also, regarding the giveaway, I'll be again adding a Google form to capture names and email addresses so if you're interested in winning a prize (and you've met the sign up and wrap up criteria), I will ask you to fill in that form which will be located on the prize page.

I will not be hosting any mini-challenges. However, if anyone else would like to host a mini-challenge or giveaway, you are more than welcome. I am also looking for prize donations so if anyone would like to contribute, let me know. Authors, this is a great way to promote your book! (Contact me using the contact form above). 

Our hashtag is #WintersRespite Also, don't forget about our Facebook group. You can access via the tab at the top of the blog.

Sign up in the linky below. You do not have to do a post now, unless you want to help spread the word (much appreciated). If you don't have a blog, use Facebook, Twitter or Goodreads. Having a blog is not required. Be sure to grab the button at the top of this post (there's also a grab code below the button in the sidebar).

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Christmas Spirit Read-a-Thon - Wrap Up #CSReadathon


Finally...a wrap up post. I'm so sorry for being MIA for the read-a-thon this year. As some of you have seen in the Facebook group, I haven't been having a good go of it lately. Work and real life problems have been especially nasty and while I'm still trying to stay positive and carry on, as I always do, I'm utterly exhausted in the process. Hoping that I can pick myself up, dust myself off, and really start enjoying this holiday season.

I hope you all enjoyed the read-a-thon and that it got you into the spirit. If you want to continue on with your Christmas reading this season and you're up for a challenge, why not sign up for my Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge at my Christmas blog (if you haven't already)? Would love to have you! It lasts through January 6.

Add your wrap-up post to the linky by Friday, December 4 at 11:59pm CST to be eligible for the prizes. Be sure that you entered via the form on the Midweek Check-In post.

Thanks for participating! I hope you will join me for the Winter's Respite Read-a-Thon, coming January 18 - 24. Button is coming soon.

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Christmas Spirit Read-a-Thon - Mid-Week Check-in (a bit late!) #CSReadathon


Hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving! I'm a day late with this check-in because of the illustrious holiday, but it was such a wonderful holiday this year and I didn't work (Yay!) so it was extra special for me. I haven't had any time to read, as work has been a mess so I may have to be content to just host this time (which I love doing and wouldn't change) and hope to get some Christmas reading in for the reading challenge.

How is your reading going? I hope you're enjoying it. Feel free to update me in the comments or leave a link to an update post.

Giveaways
I was very generously offered two eBook copies of the Christmas horror novella, Twelfth Night Krampus from Erin at Oh, For the Hook of a Book. Although this is horror, it is based on an East European legend (see below).

Author Cat Cavendish praises...
"An adult fairytale well told in the best Grimm tradition. As with the Dark Servant, the author draws on the old German/Austrian/East European traditions of the Santa Claus’s demon helper. In the folk tales, Krampus punishes naughty children. Manochio keeps faith with the tradition but develops it and presents us with a new classic tale for Christmas. Here the equally bloody and demonic Frau Perchta – also hellbent on punishing those who have transgressed in her eyes – finds herself directly competing against Krampus. This is a macabre, dark tale with a timeless quality about it. An atmospheric landscape, complete with Bavarian castle; characters that could have stepped out from your worst nightmares. Loved this. It kept me thoroughly and enjoyably entertained in a dark, scary way. "

Twelfth Krampus Night, Summary
Dark servants clash!

Medieval maiden Beate, who’s grieving over the mysterious evisceration of her best friend, Gisela, must escape a Bavarian castle under siege by sadistic creatures.

Standing in her way—beyond towering walls and crossbow-toting guards—are Saint Nicholas’s demonic helper, Krampus, and Frau Perchta, a belly-slitting hag who prowls the countryside during First Night festivities to punish naughty teens. Beate wants out. Krampus and Frau Perchta want in, determined to breach the castle to snag their prey. Beate has no idea why these monsters want her, but she must use her wits to save herself from horrors both human and inhuman—lest she wind up like Gisela.

For more, here is the Amazon link...

http://www.amazon.com/Twelfth-Krampus-Night-Matt-Manochio-ebook/dp/B01448GASE

My Read-a-Thon Giveaway

YOUR CHOICE OF 3 BOOKS FOR $10 FROM THE BARGAIN BIN AT BETTERWORLDBOOKS.COM  

Please enter for the above giveaways in the form below. You will be able to mark your choice of which you want to enter for. This giveaway is only open to read-a-thon participants.




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Monday, November 23, 2015

Christmas Spirit Read-a-Thon - Here We Go! #CSReadathon


I'm late...again. Had to help my son finish a school project. One of those 11th hour kind of things. I'm sure many of you can relate. Kids! Anyhoo...let's get this holiday reading season going!!!

If you're joining us, remember these things:
  • Try to read at least one Christmas book...it is a Christmas read-a-thon, after all. But I won't arrest you if you don't. *wink*
  • You do not have to have a blog. Join us from Twitter, Facebook or Goodreads...or in our Facebook group.
  • The linky below is the same as the sign-up linky so if you've already signed up and now want to link up your reading plans, just add your link and put reading plans in parentheses (ex. Michelle (reading plans)
  • If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via the contact form, or visit the read-a-thon guidelines page for answers (you will also find out how we do the read-a-thon giveaway) here: http://seasonsreading.blogspot.com/p/guidelines.html
  • Have fun!
If you're on Twitter, stop by and chat with the hashtag #CSReadathon No official chats are scheduled, but I'm sure people will be hanging out or stopping by. Maybe we can share a cup of cocoa or spiced cider. Yum!

If you haven't already, why not join us for the Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge, which runs all season long, you can do so at my Christmas blog, The Christmas Spirit. Would love to have you! Also, my season long Christmas event kicks off over there on November 25. I'm looking for guests so if you love Christmas and want to be my guest to tell us why (anything goes...favorite movies, books, family memories, traditions), please stop by over there and leave me a message in the contact form. Can you tell Christmas is my favorite time of year? Yup, I love it!!!

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Sign Up for the Christmas Spirit Read-a-Thon! #CSReadathon


Yes, I know I'm late. Better late than never I guess....but please do accept my apologies. My life literally blew up this week. And I thought it was bad the weeks before. lol So, we are once again kicking off the Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge (this is the 6th year!) over at The Christmas Spirit, with the annual Christmas Spirit Read-a-Thon!

Details:
  • Read-a-Thon dates: Monday, November 23 at 12:00am CST until Sunday, November 29 at 11:59pm CST (adjust your time zone accordingly)
  • You do not have to be signed up for the Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge to participate (but I sure would love for you to join us!)
  • I am not requiring that you read only Christmas/holiday books during the read-a-thon, but I hope you will pick up at least one holiday tale, even if it's just to read some children's books with your kids or some holiday short stories
  • to check in on Twitter, we'll use hashtag #CSreadathon
  • as usual, you do not have to have a blog to participate...feel free to link up and check in from Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, etc. AND we now have a Facebook group, in case you didn't know.

If you're interested in joining us for the Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge, which runs all season long, you can do so at my Christmas blog, The Christmas Spirit. Would love to have you! 

Since it's so late in the game, I won't be so pretentious to ask for prize donations BUT I will offer a small prize from Christmas-y me! There has to be at least one gift when Christmas is involved, right?

Hope I haven't forgotten anything. If you have any questions or notice something I've left out, please feel free to contact me via the contact tab.

SIGN UP!

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Monday, October 12, 2015

#FrightFall Read-a-Thon - It has all come to an end...


FrightFall is at an end. It went by fast, but was great fun, as always, and our new Facebook group is a success! I hope you enjoyed your time reading this week. 

I'd like to thank you all for joining me. Be sure to add your wrap-up link below (I want to stop by and see how you did with your reading) and please double check that you were signed up HERE so you will be eligible for the giveaway. You have until Wednesday, October 14 at 11:59pm CST to add your wrap-up link. I will draw giveaway winners as soon as I can (my birthday is Thursday and I'm going out of town for a long weekend so may not be able to pick winners until Monday...please bear with me). Please be sure to note the system of drawing winners in the giveaway details on the prize page). And now for a big round of applause for the authors and bloggers who so generously donated our prizes and hosted giveaways. Bravo! And thank you!

NOTE: You can still enter Erin's FrightFall giveaway through Wednesday at 11:59pm CST. Click Here.

Hope to see you next time at the Christmas Spirit Read-a-Thon, coming up Thanksgiving week (November 23-29). The button is already in the sidebar. You like? (I'll be adding a grab code soon).

Good luck in the giveaway to all!!! And thanks again for joining me!

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

#FrightFall Read-a-Thon: Mid-Week Check-In


Hi everyone! I am sadly behind on visiting blogs and I apologize. My week has been a mess. My reading is also suffering, of course. 

So, we are at mid-week. Where did the time go!? Our Facebook group has really been a success and I've been checking in there often, but I need to also check-in on Twitter. I hope everyone is getting some good (scary) reading in. 

If you are doing daily updates on your blog, or have done a mid-week update post, feel free to leave your link in the comments...or just let me know how things are going. I promise I plan to make the rounds today/tonight. 

Also, Erin at Oh, For the Hook of a Book will be adding a giveaway to her blog on Friday so be sure to stop by. I'll share the official link on Twitter and in the Facebook group (and on the prize page) when it goes live officially. 

Happy reading!

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

#FrightFall Read-a-Thon: Prize Promotion Page

We have a prize addition! Scroll to the bottom of the post.


This is the prize promotion page for all the prizes being given away for the read-a-thon. We have several amazing book prizes donated from some very generous authors, prizes from a couple of awesome bloggers, and, of course, prizes from me! At the end of this post, you will find details regarding how the prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the read-a-thon.

Note: These fine authors who so generously donated their books would greatly appreciate a review, if you win, on your blog and/or on Goodreads and Amazon. Thank you!


(Winners - Autumn, Jane, Laura, Naila, ... )
Yosemite Rising: A Zombie Novel by Julie Dawn  ( 1 2  4 5 eBook copies {All formats - International} ) 

A legend that will change the world.
It’s been 150 years since the Ahwahnee Indians lived where Yosemite National Park now stands. Their last surviving Chief appears to Elizabeth Hutchings, a twenty-year-old biology student, the very day her parents die. Within 24 hours, she too is clinging to life as his whispers echo in her thoughts.

An ancient prophecy has begun. A plague rips through the world’s population, taking everyone and everything she has ever cared about. As agents of a mysterious organization called Meadowlark hunt her, she must find the strength to fight the infected even as she struggles to keep herself alive.

Just when she thinks she can’t go on, a man from her past arrives. He holds the key to understanding the prophecy. If she can unravel its secrets, she not only may change her own fate—but the fate of the entire world.


About the author
Julie Dawn grew up in southern Jersey, spending the summers collecting bee stingers in her feet. After graduating from Richard Stockton College, she dipped her toes in the environmental field for a few years, got married, moved to North Carolina, and finally got to become a mom. Four years of living in state parks was enough to make her relocate to the Oregon Coast. Under bright stars, she started writing again, determined to change the world one story at a time.

Website

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(Winners - Carol, ... )
Shadow Out of the Sky (Four Five eBooks {ePub or mobi - International})
An evil entity invades and terrorizes a small town by possessing children, forcing their hands to kill and slaughter each and every adult, while a small group fight to survive in this apocalyptic tale.
The entity's plan is to shove the human race into extinction so a new world can Shift forward, a new world designed by four demons called The Reckoning that flying inside their own transparent spheres.

About the author
Residing in the sunny side district of Southern Indiana with his lovely wife, their two dogs, servo bed bugs programmed as snooze alarms if the six-foot clown alarm clock called Chainsaw Freckles doesn’t wake him up by the scream of its chainsaw, Brick Marlin juggles working a full-time job at UPS while honing his craft of writing in the early mornings. His latest novel, Shadow Out Of The Sky, has already gathered great reviews, as well as his previous works, Blue Lights In A Jar, Sectors and Raising Riley.


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Winner - Becca Booklover (Julia)
Saving Toby by Suzanne McKenna Link (One eBook - Kindle from Amazon or any format from Smashwords- International)
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult

Loving someone through their hard fall from grace takes a lot of grit.

In school, Toby Faye was a moody kid who sat in the back of class and looked like he wanted to be anywhere but there. Claudia might have forgotten him if it weren't for the two fatal circumstances surrounding his family. In their small town, the Faye name was infamous.
An unexpected job offering drops Claudia back into Toby's life, and that of his widowed mother. Older now, Toby is a mass of muscles and unruly hair, a real head-turner. The reunion sparks a heated, palpable connection between the two.

Despite Claudia's attempt to stay away from Toby, his blue-grey expose a need she cannot ignore. Toby's world is a place where sadness lingers and old wounds run deep. Moved by the family's plight, Claudia vows to help Toby and his mother move past the hurt.

When a local hate crime is linked to Toby and his friends, doubts are cast. Old friends become enemies. Animosity between Claudia's father and Toby, strains the father-daughter relationship. Taking Toby's side means Claudia will be forced to face situations she never imagined she might. She will have to be tougher than she's ever had to be. Does Claudia have the grit to love Toby through his fall?

Saving Toby is the first book of a two-part series that follows the emotional and inspirational tale of a young couple's journey to find themselves.

Reviewers Rave:
- "I was gripped from start to finish. I was completely in love with Toby."
- "I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I couldn't put it down!"
- "I found a new author that I really like, that's for sure."
- "I highly enjoyed it and can not wait to read the next installment."
- "Saving Toby was an outstanding read! From start to finish each character captures your heart! The message of finding your own personal happiness in order to have happiness with another person is beautifully entwined throughout the book."

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About the author
Suzanne McKenna Link works for a family of newspapers that cover events in and around the South Shore of Long Island, New York. She lives in the town of Sayville with her husband and two children. She is currently finishing up the sequel to Saving Toby, Keeping Claudia.

Twitter @SuzMcKLink

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(Winners - Aleksandra, Laura, Becca Booklover [Julia], Melissa [Shaunesay], ... )
1  2 3 4 5 eBook sets of the Miss Taken series, Books 1 and 2 by Cleo Scornavacca and 1  3 4 5 bookmark sets  ( 1  3 4  5 winners - International)


Miss Taken
Love........................The Ultimate Loss of Control

Rain and Raven Medici are identical twins. Although they come from a loving close-knit family their childhoods couldn’t have been more different. Raven went to school and was exposed freely to the outside world. Rain on the other hand was born with a blood disorder and denied many normal childhood experiences.

Once grown, Raven becomes a lawyer at their dad’s firm Kane & Medici in NYC. Rain along with her only childhood friend Tommy Conte, builds a very successful business as professional photographers. Traveling between Europe and Manhattan, and enjoying a world that was kept from her, Rain vows never to be controlled again.

Dominick Kane is a product of his upbringing. He’s powerful, self-assured and knows he can achieve anything he desires. Nothing gets in his way. There is only one thing he has ever failed at. A relationship with his father Vincent Kane. Upon his father’s death, Dominick vows revenge. The events he sets in motion put him on a collision course he himself will be unable to control.

In a bizarre twist of fate, Dominick kidnaps Raven as part of his plan for revenge. Only to discover afterward, he has taken Rain by mistake. Rain knows she can never survive being confined again. So she strikes a bargain with the devil and agrees to help Dominick get back what he feels rightly belongs to him. His father’s share of Kane & Medici.

Dominick decides to use the strong attraction growing between Rain and himself to control her in every way imaginable. Too bad no one ever taught Dominick you can’t control the heart. Nothing could have prepared him for the effect Rain would have on his.

Will this plan of revenge turn into unconditional love? Or will Dominick and Rain’s need for control ultimately destroy them and any possible chance for a real future together…………...


Identity
People aren’t always who you believe them to be.
Dominick Kane and Rain Medici started their relationship with one another in the most unconventional way.

He kidnapped her.

With the kidnapping now behind them, life returns to normal, right?

Not a chance.

The push, the pull and their fights for control that we’ve come to love about Dominick and Rain still exist. And so does their passion.

People aren’t who you think they are. Familiar faces are not so familiar. The past and the present collide, opening up all of those old wounds and struggles once again.

Now, everything you thought you knew, gets blown out of the water.

Can Dominick and Rain finally heal what’s broken? Or will new discoveries push them even further apart.

Will love win out and bring them back together? Or will ghosts of the past ultimately destroy their love once and for all...

About the author
As far back as I can remember, I've loved books. I love reading them and finally, I've admitted to myself that I love to write them.

Since the day I started to write Rain and Dominick's story, I've never looked back, nor do I regret one single moment of it.

When I write, much of the time the story plays in my head as a movie and sometimes even includes background music. We can all use a little background music.

I try to add elements of things I love. And share them with the readers. I'll continue to create characters and stories that you can laugh, cry, love, hate and even become slightly crazy about.

Let's face it, we can all use some crazy every now and then.

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(Winners - Suzanne, Carol)
Drawn by Chris Ledbetter (1 2 signed print copies - U.S. only)
Caught between the sweltering fall landscape of Wilmington, NC beaches and southern illusions and expectations, all sixteen year-old Cameron Shade thinks about is art. That, and for Farrah Spangled to view him as more than just a friend. Cameron longs to win her heart through art.

After several warm interactions with Farrah, including painting together at the beach, Cameron discovers just how complex Farrah’s life is with her boyfriend and her family. Following a tense run-in with Farrah’s father, she forbids Cameron to ever speak to her again, but Cameron’s convinced there’s more behind the request.

To impress Farrah with a last-ditch effort, Cameron sketches her portrait. But the sketchbook he uses hides a dark secret. Farrah’s now in grave danger because the sketch he drew of her siphons her real-life’s soul into the sketchbook. Cameron now has twenty days to extract Farrah. To save her, he must draw himself into the book.

If he fails… they both die.

"Ledbetter successfully makes his fantastic premise very believable... Farrah is a good foil for Cameron, and Ledbetter does a fine job developing their friendship and romantic connection... Because this is not a graphic novel, descriptions are important, and Ledbetter’s finely detailed descriptions serve as effective illustrations for Cameron’s journey.
Inventive, fast-paced fantasy with imaginative settings and engaging characters." ~ Kirkus Reviews


Find Christ Ledbetter...

Website: http://www.csledbetter.com/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisLedbetter.Author

Twitter Profile: https://twitter.com/Chris_Ledbetter

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Chris-Ledbetter/e/B0037Z8T9O

Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6926810.Chris_Ledbetter

Goodreads Book Page~ DRAWN: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23842764-drawn

Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ChristopherLedbetter/posts

Wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/user/ChristopherLedbetter

Pinterest Inspo Board DRAWN: https://www.pinterest.com/chris_ledbetter/drawn-novel-inspiration/

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BLOGGER PRIZES

$10 eGift card from Amazon from Sarah @ Flood of Books, Etc.  (Winner - Hazel)

Two books from Jenna @ The Girl with Book Lungs  (Two winners - U.S. only)

The Uninvited by Cat Winters (Winner - Bonnie)
Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron  (Winner - Sarah)

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READ-A-THON HOST PRIZE


TWO WINNERS WILL RECEIVE... 

A $5 AMAZON DIGITAL GIFT  (One winner)  (Winner - Jane)

YOUR CHOICE OF 3 BOOKS FOR $10 FROM THE BARGAIN BIN AT BETTERWORLDBOOKS.COM  (One winner)  (Winner - Tara)

Giveaway Details
This is a read-a-thon participant only giveaway. To be eligible, you must have signed up, participated and completed a wrap-up post at the end and link it here at Seasons of Reading at the official read-a-thon wrap-up post (I will give everyone until Wednesday {10/14} at 11:59pm CST to complete their wrap-up posts). We have a total of 23 prizes. This means there will be 23 winners. I will award prizes on a first come, first served basisI will draw the 23 winners with random.org and email all 23 at the same time. The first person who emails me back with their choice gets that prize. I will mark off the prizes as they are taken. All eBook prizes will be sent to winner via email (or will be given a coupon code) so please specify what format you require in your email. Winners will be chosen after the wrap-up post deadline (see above). 

***ADDITIONAL GIVEAWAY***
Erin at Oh, for the Hook of a Book is hosting a giveaway at her blog. You must be a read-a-thon participant, and follow the same guidelines as above (i.e. have signed up, participated and complete a wrap-up) to be eligible. She's giving away 5 scary eBooks! All the details are here: https://hookofabook.wordpress.com/frightfall-read-a-thon-and-shearolfe-giveaway-for-participants/


Good luck and thanks for joining me for the read-a-thon!

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Monday, October 5, 2015

#FrightFall Read-a-Thon - Starting Post


It's officially October and FrightFall is here! Are you ready? Remember, the one main "rule" of FrightFall is that you must read ONE scary book (which can be a thriller, mystery, Gothic novel, or similar for those who are faint of heart). The rest of the week? Keep reading scary if you want, or read whichever genre you choose.

I have some awesome prizes lined up from some very generous authors (and a blogger)...and me! I'll try to have the prize page posted by the end of the day Tuesday. There will be a tab at the top of the blog.

Don't forget that you can participate even if you don't have a blog. Just link up with your Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (and just post your updates from whichever venue you choose) AND NOW you can update in our new Facebook group! If you have any questions about updates, etc., feel free to ask. I'll have a midweek update post up on Thursday so be sure to stop by and leave progress, or a link, in the comments.

If you have any questions about how things work, check out the guidelines tab above or the sign up post, or you can always leave me a comment. The linky below is the same one as the sign up linky. If you do a starting line/goal post, just add your link again, but be sure to put "goal post" beside your name, i.e. Michelle/True Book Addict (goal post). Note: If you're just signing up, you can do it here on this post. It's the same linky. Sign-ups are open through Friday, October 9 at 11:59pm CST.

We're not going to do any Twitter chats, but we can have some impromptu chats on Twitter or in the Facebook group. I will be monitoring both periodically throughout the week. Twitter hashtag is #FrightFall

That's it! Let's get this party started. Have fun and happy FrightFall reading!

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

#FrightFall Read-a-Thon - Sign Up Here!


Fall is here (almost) and you know what that means! FrightFall is just around the corner. It's only two weeks away! Official dates are October 5 - 11. I hope you're ready to get your scary on! Guidelines for the read-a-thon can be found HERE or you can access in the tab at the top of the blog. Any information you need about the read-a-thon can be found there. Please do be sure to check the guidelines to make sure you're following along correctly. There are specific rules regarding signing up and wrapping up, especially in regards to the giveaway. Also, regarding the giveaway, I'm adding something new to facilitate my contacting of the winners each time. I will add a Google form to capture names and email addresses so if you're interested in winning a prize (and you've met the sign up and wrap up criteria), I will ask you to fill in that form.

Just remember...the one main "rule" of FrightFall is that you must read ONE scary book (which can be a thriller, mystery, Gothic novel, or similar for those who are faint of heart). 

Our Twitter hashtag is #FrightFall. AND I have big news! We now have a Facebook group! So, I'm thinking we will do away with Twitter chats and just interact periodically on Twitter and Facebook. I thought the group was a good idea for interaction, news and events announcement, plus anyone who doesn't have a blog can post their updates in the group. The new Facebook group is here.

Sign up in the linky below. Be sure to grab the button at the top of this post (there's also a grab code below the button in the sidebar). 
I am looking for prize donations so if anyone would like to contribute, let me know. Authors, this is a great way to promote your book! Contact me via the contact form link just below the header.

Thanks for signing up!

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

High Summer Read-a-Thon - Wrap Up! #HSreadathon


The High Summer Read-a-Thon has come to an end. Time sure did fly! I hope you enjoyed your time reading this week. 

I'd like to thank all of your for joining me. We had quite the turn out this time around! Be sure to add your wrap-up link below (I want to stop by and see how you did with your reading) and please double check that you were signed up HERE so you will be eligible for the giveaway. You have until Tuesday, July 28 at 11:59pm CST to add your wrap-up link. I will draw giveaway winners on Wednesday (please note the system of drawing winners in the giveaway details on the prize page). And now for a big round of applause for the authors who so generously donated our prizes. Bravo! And thank you!

Hope to see you next time at the FrightFall Read-a-Thon, coming up the week of October 5 - 11. The button is already in the sidebar. Isn't it cute? I think I'll be sticking with this one for a while (I'll be adding a grab code soon).

Good luck in the giveaway to all!!! And thanks again for joining me!


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Thursday, July 23, 2015

High Summer Read-a-Thon - Mid-Week Check-in #HSreadathon


Hi there, everyone! Well, I managed to finally make the rounds to everyone's blogs and now here we are... halfway through the read-a-thon! I hope everyone is finding time to read. I'm hoping that I will be able to salvage the rest of the time and get some good reading in myself. It sure has been a hectic summer!

I'm planning to attempt to monitor Twitter more closely so if anyone is game to chat, just tweet me. Hashtag #HSreadathon and my handle is @truebookaddict

If you are doing daily updates on your blog, or have done a mid-week update post, feel free to leave your link in the comments...or just let me know how things are going.

I've also added another prize to the prize page so be sure to take a look.

Happy reading!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

High Summer Read-a-Thon: Prize Promotion Page #HSreadathon


This is the prize promotion page for all the prizes being given away for the read-a-thon. We have several amazing book prizes donated from some very generous authors, and a couple of prizes from me! At the end of this post, you will find details regarding how the prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the read-a-thon.

Note: These fine authors who so generously donated their books would greatly appreciate a review, if you win, on your blog and/or on Goodreads and Amazon. Thank you!


(Winners - Jane H., Febri, Melissa W.)
Crowning Fantasy by Coral Russell
( One 3 Digital copies-Kindle, ePub or PDF-International )

"Be satisfied in your ignorance for there is no safety in knowledge."
Enter the world of Varlid, a sprawling fantasy story about power, loyalty, betrayal, and the courage to change. A great power struggle is poised to erupt across Varlid. A meek creature inherits power beyond her comprehension. A giant succumbs to a curse which will either liberate or defeat his kind. Tiny wizards practice the dark arts to save their race. The old order stews in bitterness and vows revenge. The rich sit on their thrones convinced they are invincible.

Join the Crowning Fantasy as the inhabitants of Varlid struggle to find refuge and fight to save Varlid from chaos.

About the author
Book worshiper, Kpop listener, Subtitle reader, Vintner, Just Dance Junkie, Family feeder, Keurig sipper, cats and dog lover, wannabe Go Master.

Crowning Fantasy Book 1 released May 2015
Sacrifice named Best of 2013 by Indie Reader 5 star review. Available through Library Journal's Self-e program Ohio.
Amador Lockdown Finalist in Horror Contest 2013
Sweet Trade of the Red Coral 1st Place in Pirate Themed Contest 2011
Peace on the Peninsula won the 2003 McCaleb Peace Initiative

Contact the author at coralrussellbooks@gmail.com


(Winner - Jane G.)
Memory House by Bette Lee Crosby (1 ebook - International)
IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A MEMORY TO OUTLIVE ITS OWNER?

Ophelia Browne knows the answer is yes. She knows because she’s been granted the unique gift of finding and caring for those forgotten memories. But now she’s nearing ninety, and Browne women seldom live beyond ninety.

Before time runs out Ophelia must find a successor. Someone who can take hold of the gifts and keep the memories from fading.

When broken-hearted Annie Cross shows up on the doorstep of The Memory House Bed and Breakfast, Ophelia knows she is the one. The two women forge a bond of friendship as they sip magical dandelion tea and share stories. When Annie starts to sense the memories Ophelia is delighted, but then a thread of violence begins to unravel and Ophelia fears things have gone too far. 

About the author
USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review

The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures."

Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down."

"Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write."

It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

Crosby's published works to date are: Memory House (2015), Passing through Perfect (2015), Wishing for Wonderful (2014), Blueberry Hill (2014), Previously Loved Treasures (2014), Jubilee's Journey (2013), What Matters Most (2013), The Twelfth Child (2012), Life in the Land of IS (2012), Cracks in the Sidewalk (2011), Spare Change (2011).

Buy the book and read more about the author and her other books HERE.


Set of 3 Sandra Byrd historical novels (paperback - U.S. only - One winner)  (Winner - Jenna)

To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn
Starred Review "Told through the eyes of Anne Boleyn’s best friend, Meg Wyatt, this stunning novel by French Twist series author Byrd re-examines Boleyn’s life from her beginnings to her rise and eventual fall in the Tudor court. Meg has her own tale of young love and pride, having turned her back on her childhood love when he accepted a religious calling. She travels with Anne to court and finds her life intimately tied to Anne’s changing fortunes. Byrd’s novel adds a depth to the character of Anne Boleyn that is often missing in other novels, and she brings the history to life in exquisite detail. Readers might indeed find themselves sympathizing with the young queen. Highly recommended for fans of Philippa Gregory." —Library Journal

The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr
"A young woman with the gift of prophecy becomes entangled in Henry VIII’s court in this engaging novel. [. . .] Byrd (To Die For) crafts a well-researched historical novel that engrosses readers in Juliana’s world and the juicy details of the Tudor court. [. . .] Anglophiles and history buffs alike will surely enjoy this bird’s-eye view into royal politics, love, and scandal." —Publishers Weekly

Roses Have Thorns: A Novel of Elizabeth I
"The book spans nearly 24 years, and readers will be very caught up as the story unfolds and they see some of the familiar players of Elizabeth’s court through the eyes of a gentle and affectionate friend to the Queen. With this well written novel, rich in history and everyday court life during the Elizabethan period, I can now count Sandra Byrd as one of my favorite writers of historical fiction." —Historical Novel Society



(Winner - Mallory)
The Lure by S.W. Hubbard (1 Kindle copy - International)
BLACK MARKET ADOPTION SCAM ROCKS A SMALL TOWN

In a small Adirondack Mountain town, secrets are hard to keep. No wonder Trout Run, NY is shocked when sweet, dowdy Mary Pat Sheehan dies from complications of childbirth. No one even knew she was pregnant. How did she hide her condition? Who is the father? 

And where is the baby?

Mary Pat’s devout parents are frozen in denial, but Police Chief Frank Bennett is determined not to let this scandal be swept under the rug. The more he digs, the more convinced he becomes that Mary Pat’s baby is very much alive. That someone is criminally responsible for Mary Pat’s death. And that other vulnerable young women are at risk.

When Frank uncovers a highly profitable black market adoption ring operating on his turf, he is determined to root it out. But cooperation is hard to find. For loving couples desperate to create a family, the lure of a healthy white infant is impossible to resist. And for wily manipulators desperate for cash, the lure is even stronger. Now Frank must navigate the dangerous intersection of love and greed. And one wrong turn could spell death to those he most wants to protect.

The Lure was originally published in 2004 as Swallow the Hook.

About the author
S.W. Hubbard is the author of the Audrey Nealon estate sale mysteries, Another Man’s Treasure and Treasure of Darkness. She is also is the author of three Police Chief Frank Bennett mystery novels set in the Adirondack Mountains: Take the Bait, The Lure (originally published as Swallow the Hook), and Blood Knot, as well as a short story collection featuring Frank Bennett, Dead Drift. Her short stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and the anthologies Crimes by Moonlight, The Mystery Box, and Adirondack Mysteries. She lives in Morristown, NJ, where she teaches creative writing to enthusiastic teens and adults, and expository writing to reluctant college freshmen. To contact her or read the first chapter of any of her books, visit: http://www.swhubbard.net. Follow her on Twitter @swhubbardauthor or like her Facebook author page, SW Hubbard author. Connect with S.W. Hubbard on Pinterest and Goodreads too.



(Winners - Carol S, Lucy, Charmaine)
French Restitution by Sara Claridge (one two three eBook copies - International)
She’s chasing stolen money…

Stranded in rural France while on the hunt for her mother’s latest boyfriend and the money he stole only confirms what Madeleine Symthe already knows – love is just an illusion. But when an enigmatic Frenchman with secrets of his own comes to her rescue, Madeleine’s beliefs are tested to the limit.

He’s pursuing her heart…

For electronics magnate Jean-Luc Delacroix, the captivating English woman is a pleasant distraction, but a deeper relationship isn’t part of his agenda. As they close in on the embezzler, can Jean-Luc persuade Madeleine that his love is everlasting, even if it means letting her go?

Buy Links:
Amazon 
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Kobo 

About the author
Sara Claridge writes contemporary romantic suspense. Born in West London, she inexplicably moved to France six years ago on a whim. When not writing at her desk in the eaves of an old farmhouse, she can be found in the garden. Usually with a glass of red wine in one hand, and a good book in the other.


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Books by Brick Marlin


(Winner-print - Autumn ) (Winners-eBook - Carol S., Lianne, Ellen, Mallory, Aleksandra )
Shadow Out of the Sky (1 print copy {U.S. only}and One Two Three Four Five eBooks {ePub or mobi - International})
An evil entity invades and terrorizes a small town by possessing children, forcing their hands to kill and slaughter each and every adult, while a small group fight to survive in this apocalyptic tale.
The entity's plan is to shove the human race into extinction so a new world can Shift forward, a new world designed by four demons called The Reckoning that flying inside their own transparent spheres.


(Winners - Autumn, Michelle, Hazel, Carol S., Aleksandra)
Sectors (Three Four Five PDF copies - International)

And read the continuing adventures of the Sectors protagonist. Access the free read every 3rd Wednesday of the month at the publisher's website.

About the author
Residing in the sunny side district of Southern Indiana with his lovely wife, their two dogs, servo bed bugs programmed as snooze alarms if the six-foot clown alarm clock called Chainsaw Freckles doesn’t wake him up by the scream of its chainsaw, Brick Marlin juggles working a full-time job at UPS while honing his craft of writing in the early mornings. His latest novel, Shadow Out Of The Sky, has already gathered great reviews, as well as his previous works, Blue Lights In A Jar, Sectors and Raising Riley.

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1156291.Brick_Marlin
http://www.brickmarlin.com/index.html


(Winners - Ellen, Tressa )
Saving Toby by Suzanne McKenna Link (One Two eBooks - Kindle from Amazon or any format from Smashwords- International)
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult

Loving someone through their hard fall from grace takes a lot of grit.

In school, Toby Faye was a moody kid who sat in the back of class and looked like he wanted to be anywhere but there. Claudia might have forgotten him if it weren't for the two fatal circumstances surrounding his family. In their small town, the Faye name was infamous.
An unexpected job offering drops Claudia back into Toby's life, and that of his widowed mother. Older now, Toby is a mass of muscles and unruly hair, a real head-turner. The reunion sparks a heated, palpable connection between the two.

Despite Claudia's attempt to stay away from Toby, his blue-grey expose a need she cannot ignore. Toby's world is a place where sadness lingers and old wounds run deep. Moved by the family's plight, Claudia vows to help Toby and his mother move past the hurt.

When a local hate crime is linked to Toby and his friends, doubts are cast. Old friends become enemies. Animosity between Claudia's father and Toby, strains the father-daughter relationship. Taking Toby's side means Claudia will be forced to face situations she never imagined she might. She will have to be tougher than she's ever had to be. Does Claudia have the grit to love Toby through his fall?

Saving Toby is the first book of a two-part series that follows the emotional and inspirational tale of a young couple's journey to find themselves.

Reviewers Rave:
- "I was gripped from start to finish. I was completely in love with Toby."
- "I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I couldn't put it down!"
- "I found a new author that I really like, that's for sure."
- "I highly enjoyed it and can not wait to read the next installment."
- "Saving Toby was an outstanding read! From start to finish each character captures your heart! The message of finding your own personal happiness in order to have happiness with another person is beautifully entwined throughout the book."

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About the author
Suzanne McKenna Link works for a family of newspapers that cover events in and around the South Shore of Long Island, New York. She lives in the town of Sayville with her husband and two children. She is currently finishing up the sequel to Saving Toby, Keeping Claudia.

Twitter @SuzMcKLink


(Winners - Bonnie, Aleksandra)
Yosemite Rising: A Zombie Novel by Julie Dawn (1 signed print copy with custom bookmark {U.S. only} and 1 eBook {ePub - International} - two winners)
A legend that will change the world.
It’s been 150 years since the Ahwahnee Indians lived where Yosemite National Park now stands. Their last surviving Chief appears to Elizabeth Hutchings, a twenty-year-old biology student, the very day her parents die. Within 24 hours, she too is clinging to life as his whispers echo in her thoughts.

An ancient prophecy has begun. A plague rips through the world’s population, taking everyone and everything she has ever cared about. As agents of a mysterious organization called Meadowlark hunt her, she must find the strength to fight the infected even as she struggles to keep herself alive.

Just when she thinks she can’t go on, a man from her past arrives. He holds the key to understanding the prophecy. If she can unravel its secrets, she not only may change her own fate—but the fate of the entire world.


About the author
Julie Dawn grew up in southern Jersey, spending the summers collecting bee stingers in her feet. After graduating from Richard Stockton College, she dipped her toes in the environmental field for a few years, got married, moved to North Carolina, and finally got to become a mom. Four years of living in state parks was enough to make her relocate to the Oregon Coast. Under bright stars, she started writing again, determined to change the world one story at a time.

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Books by Julie Coulter Bellon


(Winner - Melissa C.)
All Fall Down
 (1 autographed print copy - continental U.S. or Canada OR an audio book from Audible)
Note: book is currently free on Amazon for a limited time - see Amazon link below)


Winner of the RONE Award for Best Suspense

"Ms. Bellon is a master builder of international suspense with just a smidgeon of romance to whet the readers' appetites. All Fall Down is an energetic read that guarantees satisfaction for the romantic as well as the adventurous reader." ---Erin Murdock, InD'Tale Magazine

Ring around the rosy, a pocket full of posies, ashes, ashes we all fall down . . . 

That simple rhyme turns negotiator Claire Michaels’ current hostage situation into an international incident. Claire just wants to help get everyone out safely, but as the crisis escalates she realizes she’s dealing with an al-Qaeda operative who has the means to become another bin Laden---with the potential to attack America. Claire has her own personal reasons for wanting to stop al-Qaeda, but time is slipping away as negotiations break down. Can she overcome her scars of the past in order to get the hostage out alive and possibly stop an assault on U.S. national security? 

Navy SEAL Rafe Kelly is on leave to recover from a knee injury he suffered during his tour in Afghanistan and he doesn’t expect to be fighting terrorists on his home turf. But when he is taken hostage and his brother is kidnapped, Rafe teams up with a hostage negotiator in order to stay alive and get his brother back. The terrorist is always one step ahead of them, however, and the situation quickly turns from desperate to deadly. Will Rafe be able to save himself and his country without anyone he loves getting caught in the crossfire?

Amazon
Nook
Kobo



(Winner - Julie) Ashes Ashes (1 Print {U.S. or Canada} OR Audio book from Audible OR Ebook copy {International}, winner's choice)

Are you ever really innocent until proven guilty?
Sophia Naziri is wanted for questioning in the murder of a U.S. senator. She’s worried the police will show up on her doorstep any moment, but when Detective Colby Black appears, it’s to help her put out a kitchen fire, not take her in. Yet. His easy smile and persistence in getting to know her pushes all her troubles to the back of her mind, until a hit man tracks her down. Getting arrested becomes the least of her worries and the handsome detective could be her only way out---if she tells him the truth.

Colby Black’s sniper skills have been a blessing and a curse to him. As a member of a Hostage Negotiation Team, he can use them to save people, but sometimes he can’t protect the innocent despite his best efforts. When a hostage situation goes bad, he tries to put it behind him by helping out his mysterious next-door neighbor, Sophia Naziri. But she pulls Colby into a web of lies and conspiracy that will force him to use every skill he has in order to survive. Faced with the moment of truth, can he trust anyone around him---including the woman at the center of it all?



About the author
Julie Coulter Bellon is the author of more than a dozen romantic suspense novels. Her book All Fall Down won the RONE award for Best Suspense and Pocket Full of Posies won a RONE Honorable Mention for Best Suspense.

Julie loves to travel and her favorite cities she's visited so far are probably Athens, Paris, Ottawa, and London. She loves to read, write, teach, watch Castle, Hawaii Five-O, and eat Canadian chocolate. Not necessarily in that order.

Julie offers writing and publishing tips as well as her take on life on her blog ldswritermom.blogspot.com You can also find out about all her upcoming projects at her website juliebellon.com


(Winner - Elle)
Greenshift by Heidi Ruby Miller (1 print copy - International)
GREENSHIFT is the first book in a new series set within the world of Ambasadora. This space thriller contains an ensemble cast and elements of futuristic romance, military science fiction, a galactic empire, cyberpunk, and space opera.
In this caste-ruled society, celebrity, beauty, and power mean everything and multiple partners are the norm. Love and jealousy are considered emotional fallacies, nothing more than fleeting moods and sentiments biased by hormones. But sometimes people just fall in love...and that can be deadly.

Mari's rare eye color makes her a pariah within Upper Caste society, which is why she prefers plants to people...except David, the former Armadan captain who shuttles scientists around on a refurbished pleasure cruiser.

But someone else is interested in Mari and her distinctive look--an obsessed psychopath who tortures and murders women for pleasure.

When the killer chooses Mari as his next victim, the soldier inside David comes alive, but it is Mari who must fight for her own life and prove she isn't as fragile as the flowers she nurtures.

"It’s a sweet and fulfilling journey as Miller fleshes out the characters’ backgrounds and motives, threading the branches of circumstance and desire that blossom into love. David and Mari’s strong personalities burn through the pages and it’s easy to see their relationship as believable, passionate, and enduring."-K. Ceres Wright, Amazing Stories reviewer

"The action and romance are seamlessly woven together, transporting us and leaving us petulant for more when the story is over."
-from the foreword by Dana Marton, New York Times best selling author of THE THIRD SCROLL

"I love sci-fi romance and am always on the lookout for a new author. This was a great introduction to a new world with characters that were memorable and believable."
-Cyberclipher, Amazon reviewer

"I knew from page two of Greenshift that I had a writer-crush on Heidi Ruby Miller. I mean, holy crap, this girl can write! This is how you write Science-Fiction."
-Cary Caffrey, best selling author of THE GIRLS FROM ALCYONE

"Miller's characters blaze with life and lust and depth, and her world is a dichotomy of the glamorously sensual and the brutally dangerous."
-Mary SanGiovanni, Bram Stoker nominated author of THE HOLLOWER trilogy

"...I loved the world building in this, the attention to detail and the portrayal of the characters. Heidi has a talent for making them so real. The writing is flawless and descriptive, and all the premises and reactions believable and consistent. The bad guys completely gave me the creeps..."
-Pippa Jay, author of KEIR

"GREENSHIFT gives readers a delightfully malicious villain and a thrilling climax that had me on the edge of my seat and left me gasping for breath when all was said and done. Fans of Sci-Fi Romance are sure to enjoy this romance and action-packed novel."
-S.A. Sullivan, author of THE HAUNTED HOUSEWIVES OF ALLISTER, ALABAMA

"No spoilers here, but if you love planet hopping, space crafts, incredibly thought out societal pecking orders, stuff called scent bots and voyeurs, and characters you simply cannot resist rooting for...read this."
-T. K. Toppin, author of THE LANCASTER RULE series

Buy the book
DOG STAR BOOKS
AMAZON
BARNES AND NOBLE



About the author
Heidi Ruby Miller uses research for her stories as an excuse to roam the globe. With degrees in Anthropology, Geography, Foreign Languages, and Writing, she knew early that penning fast-paced, exotic adventures would be her life. She's put her experiences and studies to paper in her far-future AMBASADORA series and into her two new thriller series.

In between trips, Heidi teaches creative writing at Seton Hill University, where she graduated from their renowned Writing Popular Fiction Graduate Program the same month she appeared on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. AMBASADORA was her thesis novel there, and the multi-award winning writing guide MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT, which she co-edited withMichael A. Arnzen, is based on the Seton Hill program and was named #5 in The Writer magazine's Ten Most Terrific Writing Books of 2011.

She has had various fiction and non-fiction publications, as well as various jobs, including contract archaeologist, foreign currency exchanger at Walt Disney World, foreign language teacher, and educational marketing director for Frank Lloyd Wright's House on Kentuck Knob. In 2012, Heidi created the Dog Star Books science fiction imprint for Raw Dog Screaming Press and was the managing editor for the line for three years. Recently she was the Director of Professional Writing Relations for the Pennsylvania Literary Festival, an event she co-founded in 2014.

Her formal memberships include The Authors Guild, International Thriller Writers, Pennwriters, and Science Fiction Poetry Association. She is fond of high-heeled shoes, action movies, chocolate, and tea of any sort. Heidi lives near Pittsburgh with her award-winning writer husband, Jason Jack Miller, and a sweet little kitty.

HEIDI RUBY MILLER
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(Winners - Hazel, Lianne, Suzanne, Carol, Jane H. )
One Two Three Four Five eBook sets of the Miss Taken series, Books 1 and 2 by Cleo Scornavacca and One Two three Five bookmark sets (5 winners - International)




Miss Taken
Love........................The Ultimate Loss of Control

Rain and Raven Medici are identical twins. Although they come from a loving close-knit family their childhoods couldn’t have been more different. Raven went to school and was exposed freely to the outside world. Rain on the other hand was born with a blood disorder and denied many normal childhood experiences.

Once grown, Raven becomes a lawyer at their dad’s firm Kane & Medici in NYC. Rain along with her only childhood friend Tommy Conte, builds a very successful business as professional photographers. Traveling between Europe and Manhattan, and enjoying a world that was kept from her, Rain vows never to be controlled again.

Dominick Kane is a product of his upbringing. He’s powerful, self-assured and knows he can achieve anything he desires. Nothing gets in his way. There is only one thing he has ever failed at. A relationship with his father Vincent Kane. Upon his father’s death, Dominick vows revenge. The events he sets in motion put him on a collision course he himself will be unable to control.

In a bizarre twist of fate, Dominick kidnaps Raven as part of his plan for revenge. Only to discover afterward, he has taken Rain by mistake. Rain knows she can never survive being confined again. So she strikes a bargain with the devil and agrees to help Dominick get back what he feels rightly belongs to him. His father’s share of Kane & Medici.

Dominick decides to use the strong attraction growing between Rain and himself to control her in every way imaginable. Too bad no one ever taught Dominick you can’t control the heart. Nothing could have prepared him for the effect Rain would have on his.

Will this plan of revenge turn into unconditional love? Or will Dominick and Rain’s need for control ultimately destroy them and any possible chance for a real future together…………...


Identity
People aren’t always who you believe them to be.
Dominick Kane and Rain Medici started their relationship with one another in the most unconventional way.

He kidnapped her.

With the kidnapping now behind them, life returns to normal, right?

Not a chance.

The push, the pull and their fights for control that we’ve come to love about Dominick and Rain still exist. And so does their passion.

People aren’t who you think they are. Familiar faces are not so familiar. The past and the present collide, opening up all of those old wounds and struggles once again.

Now, everything you thought you knew, gets blown out of the water.

Can Dominick and Rain finally heal what’s broken? Or will new discoveries push them even further apart.

Will love win out and bring them back together? Or will ghosts of the past ultimately destroy their love once and for all...

About the author
As far back as I can remember, I've loved books. I love reading them and finally, I've admitted to myself that I love to write them.

Since the day I started to write Rain and Dominick's story, I've never looked back, nor do I regret one single moment of it.

When I write, much of the time the story plays in my head as a movie and sometimes even includes background music. We can all use a little background music.

I try to add elements of things I love. And share them with the readers. I'll continue to create characters and stories that you can laugh, cry, love, hate and even become slightly crazy about.

Let's face it, we can all use some crazy every now and then.

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(WINNERS - SHARON, TIF)
READ-A-THON HOST PRIZE
ONE TWO WINNERS WILL RECEIVE... 

A $5 AMAZON DIGITAL GIFT 

OR


YOUR CHOICE OF A BOOK FROM THE BARGAIN BIN ($5 LIMIT) AT BETTERWORLDBOOKS.COM

Giveaway Details
This is a read-a-thon participant only giveaway. To be eligible, you must have signed up, participated and completed a wrap-up post at the end and link it here at Seasons of Reading at the official read-a-thon wrap-up post (I will give everyone until Tuesday {7/28} at 11:59pm CST to complete their wrap-up posts). We have a total of 34 prizes. This means there will be 34 winners. I will award prizes on a first come, first servedI will draw the 34 winners with random.org and email all 34 at the same time. The first person who emails me back with their choice gets that prize. I will mark off the prizes as they are taken. All eBook prizes will be sent to winner via email (or will be given a coupon code) so please specify what format you require in your email. Winners will be chosen after the wrap-up post deadline (see above). 

Good luck and thanks for joining me for the read-a-thon!


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