Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Spring into Horror Read-a-Thon - Prize Promotion Page #SpringHorrorRAT

This is the prize promotion page for all the prizes being given away for the read-a-thon.  We have a couple of 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!

This first prize is free for everyone participating in the read-a-thon!

Leave a comment below with your email address if you would like the book and I will email you the download link to get it for free! (available format - ePub)

Numbers 16:32 by Brady Koch
Joseph's Sunday morning routine of church, beer and solitude is interrupted by a ragged screaming coming from the the far side of his farm land. What he finds there will challenge his resolve in ways he hasn't faced since losing his wife or confronting the horrors of the Korean War.

About the author
Brady Koch lives in Aurora, Illinois with his wife and two children. Feel free to read over his shoulder if you see him working on a new novel or short story at the coffee shop, library, or BNSF Metra commuter train into Chicago.

Website: Twitter: @BradyTheWriter

The Shadow Wolves by Jared Sandman  (1 eCopy - International)
They are the Shadow Wolves, members of an elite unit that defend the border between Mexico and Arizona’s Tohono O’odham Nation. They protect the reservation from both drug traffickers and illegal immigrants alike. The secret to their success is the dark bond they share, for when the full moon blossoms they stalk the desert as creatures of the night. Some call them werewolves, while tribal elders have an older word for them: skinwalkers.

When a former FBI agent joins the team, he’s welcomed “into the pack.” Scout Hemene revels in his newfound abilities, powers that someone like Hector Villalobos would kill to experience.

As leader of Mexico’s most vicious drug cartel, Villalobos wages war to destroy the shapeshifters. The battle not only pits the Shadow Wolves against Hector’s violent gang, it also tests their loyalties to one another.

Which is more powerful, Man or Beast?

Flashback by Jared Sandman  (1 eCopy - International)

In the annals of Hollywood cinema, the name Gregory Kincaid is as synonymous with Jack the Ripper as Bela Lugosi to Dracula. He portrayed the infamous serial murderer in half a dozen films, spanning a five-decade career filled with monster movies and sci-fi schlock. Twenty years ago, weary of celebrity’s harsh spotlight, he withdrew from public life, never to be seen again — until now.


After a wartime accident seriously injures journalist Jenny Pearce, she turns her attention to reporting entertainment news. More comfortable on frontlines than the red carpet, she jumps at the opportunity to track down the notoriously reclusive Kincaid.


The damaged pair forges an unlikely friendship, working together to write the actor’s memoir. Except someone doesn’t want Kincaid’s tell-all all told, somebody who aims to protect secrets best left buried. Fighting for their lives, Kincaid and Pearce are forced to unravel a murder mystery gone unsolved for over seventy years.

About the author
Jared Sandman lives on Florida's Gulf Coast, where he's working on his next novel. Visit his website at JAREDSANDMAN.COM for free stories, updates and discounts, or follow him on Twitter (@JaredSandman).


One Two winners will each receive a $5 eGift card from Amazon. (from yours truly!)

Giveaway Details: This is a read-a-thon participant only giveaway. To be eligible, you must sign in at the starting line post when you start to read and complete 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 (5/6) at 11:59pm CST to complete their wrap-up posts). We have a total of 4 prizes (not including the free download for anyone who wants it Numbers 16:32). This means there will be 4 winners. I'm going to do things a bit differently this time and this is only because it takes so long the way I was doing it previously. I'm going to award prizes as they do during Dewey's Read-a-Thon. That means first come, first served. I will draw the four winners with and email all four 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 - please specify what format you require in your email. Winners will be chosen after the wrap-up post deadline (see above).

Good luck and Happy Reading!


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Monday, April 28, 2014

Spring into Horror Read-a-Thon - Starting Line #SpringHorrorRAT

Welcome to the starting line. I know...I'm late!!! Sorry! Are you ready for some scary reading? I hope everyone is not worn out from Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon. It's time to put some scare in our Spring!

Be sure to sign in here, at the beginning, or when you start reading this week. Remember, you do not have to have a blog to join us. You can sign in linking to Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads...wherever you will be updating from. And you don't have to start at the beginning. Start on any day this week, or if you're working all week, join us for the weekend. People can sign in up until Friday night at 11:59pm CST. I'll be stopping by and visiting you so I hope you will have your book piles/reading lists posted. Make sure at least one book is a scary one. Also, a reminder that I do allow children's books. Any books are allowed, as long as one is spooky. In my opinion, it's the quality of what we read that counts, not the quantity so no pressure to read vast amounts, unless you just really, really want to, or you're wired that way (you know who you are!). If you want to read the original sign-up post, you can take a look HERE.

Join us on Twitter using the hashtag #SpringHorrorRAT. We are going to have three Twitter chats this week. I tried to have a good variance of time. Hope one of the slots will work for everyone. Here's the Twitter chat schedule:

Wednesday from 8:00 to 9:00pm CST
Friday from 9:00 to 10:00pm CST 
Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00pm CST  Time change 6:00pm to 7:00pm CST

I will be checking in on Twitter on and off throughout the week too. Just remember to have fun this week. Again, my read-a-thon credo is "a week of relaxed reading during which we can personally challenge ourselves and whittle away those ever looming TBR piles/shelves/libraries." I have done away with mini-challenges so we can focus more on the reading, but please do stop by and visit your fellow read-a-thon-ers if you get a chance...and again, we will also be on Twitter for social interaction. I will also post a mid-week check-in on Thursday so you can share your progress if you like.

I will have the prize page posted during the day on Monday (or Tuesday) so come back here to find it (Unfortunately, the prizes are slim pickings this time). I will also have easy access links at the top of the blog to the prize page, the sign-in post, etc. 

Okay, I think that's about it. I hope you all have fun this week. If you have any questions, please leave me a comment below, or contact me via the form by clicking the 'contact' tab at the top. I will be posting my updates at my blog, The True Book Addict, so I hope you will stop by and visit me. 

Happy Reading!

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring Into Horror Read-a-Thon - Time to Sign Up! #SpringHorrorRAT #readathon

Spring into Horror Read-a-Thon

The Spring into Horror Read-a-Thon is almost here! It's coming to put some scare in your Spring on Monday, April 28 at 12:00am CST through Sunday, May 4 at 11:59pm CST (adjust times according to your time zone). Now don't let the word 'horror' scare you away. You only have to read one scary book during the duration of the read-a-thon. However, that book can be horror, paranormal, thriller, mystery, etc. The rest of the read-a-thon, you can read whatever you want. More horror/scary stuff or just your regular reading repertoire. As always, this is a week long read-a-thon, but you can join in and read whenever it's convenient for you. It's all about being laid back and getting some reading done...with a little bit of scary thrown in.

As with all of my read-a-thons, I will not be hosting any mini-challenges. We like to focus on the reading here. However, if anyone else would like to host a mini-challenge, you are more than welcome...just let me know. If you know someone who would like to donate a prize, or authors, if you would like to promote your book through the read-a-thon, please contact me via the contact form in the menu above. We will also have some scheduled Twitter chats. I will announce the times in the starting line post. Our Twitter hashtag is #SpringHorrorRAT

You do not have to have a blog. You can sign up using your Goodreads, Twitter, or Facebook accounts.

If you are planning on joining me, please sign up in the linky below. You don't have to do a post now, but if you would like to help me spread the word, that would be great. (Don't forget that this is just the sign-up linky. There will be starting line sign-in and wrap-up linkies during the read-a-thon and doing both is required to be eligible for the giveaway). You can start any time during the week up until Friday night at midnight CST.

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