Monday, April 27, 2015

Spring Into Horror Read-a-Thon - Wrap Up #SpringHorrorRAT

Time to wrap up another Spring Into Horror! I hope you enjoyed it, and if you participated in Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon, it gave you the extra boost you needed.

Please let me thank you so much for joining me for the read-a-thon! Be sure to add your wrap-up link below (I want to stop by and see how you fared) and please double check that you were signed up HERE so you will be eligible for the giveaway. You have until Tuesday, April 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). Let's have a big round of applause for the authors and bloggers who so generously donated our prizes. Bravo!

Good luck in the giveaway to all!!! And thanks again for joining me! See you next time at the High Summer Read-a-Thon, coming up the week of July 20 - 26!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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 several amazing book prizes donated from some very generous authors and bloggers 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 - Julia {Becca Booklover}, Julie, Aleksandra )
THE LUCIFER GENOME: A Biogenetics Thriller by Glen Craney and John Jeter
(3 2 One Digital copies-Kindle or ePub-International)

Someone with lots of guns and money has stolen the world's oldest human DNA. Recruited back into action to solve the heist, retired Defense Intelligence Agency operative Cas Fielding believes the mystery lies deep inside the core of a precious shard that fell to Earth thousands of years ago. Teaming up with sultry geophysicist, he descends into the global underground meteorite market and soon finds himself trapped between a rock and an Apocalyptic hard place.

This book was a great thriller. I couldn't put it down.
-- Goodreads reader

[A] fast-paced thriller which takes you on a very entertaining adventure.
-- Goodreads reader

Dan Brown meets Carl Hiassen--Big Thumbs Up!
-- Amazon reviewer

The Go-To weekend Summer thriller read!
-- Amazon reviewer

Paperback: 275 pages
Ebook (Kindle/Kobo/Nook/iBooks/Smashwords)
Publisher: Brigid's Fire Press (2014)
ISBN-10: 0981648460
ISBN-13: 978-0981648460

About the authors

A graduate of Indiana University School of Law and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Glen Craney is a novelist, screenwriter, and journalist. He practiced trial law before joining the Washington, D.C. press corps to cover national politics and the Iran-contra trial for Congressional Quarterly magazine. The Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences awarded him the Nicholl Fellowship for best new screenwriting, and he has been a three-time finalist for Foreword Reviews Book-of-the-Year Award. His historical fiction has taken readers to Occitania during the Albigensian Crusade, to the Scotland of Robert Bruce, to Portugal during the Age of Discovery, to the trenches of France during World War I, and to the American Hoovervilles of the Great Depression.

A graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, John Jeter has worked as an editor and reporter for theChicago Sun-Times, the San Antonio Express-News, and the St. Petersburg Times. He is the author of two nationally published books, including Rockin' A Hard Place (Hub City Press, 2012), a memoir of his years owning and managing one of the South's premier music concert venues. A television series based on the memoir is currently in production. His first novel, The Plunder Room, was published by St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books in 2010. This is his first major collaboration. He lives with his wife in Greenville, South Carolina.

Author Website

Buy links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | ITunes | Kobo | Smashwords

(Winner - Whitney)
Fanny Price: Slayer of Vampires by Tara O'Donnell (ebook - International {winner will receive download code to use on Smashwords})

(Button winners - Whitney, Sarah, Carol ) Bonus Giveaway! Tara will also be giving away 3 sets of two buttons! U.S. only. If the winner of the book is in the U.S., one set will go to them and then two sets will go to additional U.S. winners.

Tara O’Donnell is a former bookseller who is now working at making her literary dreams come true. She is the author of several e-books such as The Austen Avenger, The Hench Woman’s Handbook and The Chronicles of Copper Boom, all of which feature cover art created by her talented sister Stephanie O’Donnell.

Tara has contributed humorous pieces to Galleycat’s Longest Literary Remix series and had a sketch entitled “Bennet Bridezillas” published in the anthology Bad Austen: The Worst Stories That Jane Never Wrote. Her current writing can be seen at Living Read Girl, her pop culture blog, and in private, she has a full fledged novel in the works.

Much like Elinor Dashwood, Tara resides with her widowed mother and younger sister, plus a trio of charming cats (and yes, one of them is named after the heroine of Twilight). Unlike Elinor, Tara does have a passion for dead leaves, along with Gilmore Girls and the delight that a good book can bring.

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Two  One books from author Evans Light (choice of paperback or eBook in US, eBook only for international - two winners)

Razor-sharp scares and Tales from the Crypt-style mayhem lurk within these dark stories of possession, obsession, deception and revenge...this is one collection you don't want to miss!

This collection includes:
Fooling around on your wife can be hazardous to your health.
Jusk ask Tom. He's a man with a lot to juggle: a frustrated wife, a secret new girlfriend, and the unpleasant task of trying to keep his deteriorating vintage farmhouse from falling down around him.
Now with his wife out of town for the week, Tom is eager to get busy under the covers with his beautiful new lover - but first there's something he has to finish up in...the Crawlspace.

Whatever Possessed You?
A strange encounter and a cryptic message leaves Gerard Faust a changed man. Now a novel he can't remember writing is burning up the sales charts, but is something other than his own talent lurking within?

When a band of westward pioneers - lost, starving, and desperate -stumbles upon an unlikely oasis in the middle of a barren prairie, Micah wonders if his family has finally caught a lucky break...or does this new Garden of Eden hide a forgotten terror behind a veil of earthly delights?

Curtains for Love
When Claire and James move into a beautiful Victorian home together, she soon discovers that he is being seduced by a secret from his past, one thought buried long ago.

"Tell me something interesting about yourself."
"Well, I have a symbiotic twin named Gertrude. She lives in a small cavity under my ribcage, next to my spleen. If I lie still in bed at night, I can hear her. I think she might be crying."
So begins this short twisted tale where an obvious lie faces off with the truth.

Black Door
William and his brothers are on their way to summer camp. But when a wrong turn leads them to an abandoned campground, things start to get weird in this nail-biting and suspenseful short story.

The Mole People Beneath the CityLate at night in the subway, a little girl and her father wait for a train that runs deep beneath New York City. It will be a ride they never forget.

Pay Back
Stephen Hill has been heaping abuse on poor Joe King since second grade.
Now they're grown men with nothing in common, and Joe still patiently endures Stephen's unrelenting ridicule. But when friendship is only a matter of perspective, PAY BACK might be just around the corner in this irreverent and darkly humorous tale of revenge.

Nose Hears
A man thinks he might be losing his mind when he starts to hear voices inside of his nose.

The Package
When a world-famous personality discovers there's a way to enlarge his "package" to become the world's biggest, he finds it an opportunity too enormous to resist.

DEAD ROSES: FIVE DARK TALES OF TWISTED LOVE by Adam Light, Evans Light, Edward Lorn, Jason Parent and Gregor Xane
The creators of the bestselling BAD APPLES: FIVE SLICES OF HALLOWEEN HORROR team up once again to bring you five dark tales of twisted love.

ELEANOR, by Jason Parent

When Father Stuart McKenzie finds a disfigured girl abandoned on the steps of his church, he decides the child is a blessing from God and raises her as his own. But the special needs of Eleanor demand more from Stuart than a father can give.

LOVE LIES IN EYES, by Evans Light

Nathan falls for a beautiful girl from across a crowded room, but she disappears before he can muster his courage. Obsessed with getting a second chance, he’s about to learn that true love isn't only hard to can be hard to lose.

PANACEA, by Adam Light

Decades of marriage haven’t tarnished Rob’s affection towards his dear wife Molly one bit, and he’s not about to let cancer snatch her away, no matter the cost. But every medication has its side effects, some more than others.

CINDER BLOCK, by Edward Lorn

Toby’s dad may have hit the road long ago, but his mother still loves him - along with every other man in town, that is. But after the beautiful Lauren shines a light into his dreary world, he realizes just how crazy love can get.

LOVING THE GOAT, by Gregor Xane

Embattled comic book artist and notorious animal lover Bill Capra is willing to do anything (literally) to get his dirty paws on the fabled object of his desire, even if it means his own destruction.

(This book contains adult content and is suitable for mature readers only.)

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(Winners - Gina, Julie, the bluest butterfly, Jane, Michelle )
Survival by Rhonda Hopkins ( {2 left} eCopies {any format} via Smashwords coupon - International)
When Sarah escapes from her brutal abductors, she promises to return to rescue her twin sister, but with the walking dead invading Fort Worth, TX, she is forced to rely on a competitive coworker who made her work life hell for years. With her coworker weakened by cancer treatments, her sister still imprisoned, and zombies looking for an easy meal, Sarah’s only plan, if she can pull it off, is Survival.

SURVIVAL is a 14,000 word short story. It has 4.8 stars on Amazon with 21 reviews and 4.6 on Goodreads with 21 reviews.

Sarah Jamison's gaze met her twin's fear-filled blue eyes. "I—"

"It's no use. The cuff is too tight. You're going to have to leave me." Dana put her free hand on Sarah's, stilling their frantic motions.

"No. I won't leave you. Maybe I can . . ." She turned, taking in the empty basement—the cement walls, exposed pipes, and her sister handcuffed to one of the metal cylinders. A small amount of light trickled in through the one lone window, but there was nothing she could use as a weapon. Unless . . . .

She strode over to the dangling pipe from which she had managed to extricate herself earlier. Grabbing the unattached end, she tried wresting it clear of its fittings, her own wrist dangling handcuffs which clinked against the metal with each pull. Rust and time made it impossible to remove.


"No." Tears ran down her face. "I can't leave you, Dana."

"You have to. It's the only way we're both getting out of here. You have to go for help."

Sarah knelt beside her sister who reached out and wiped her thumb across her cheek, brushing the tears aside.

"I'll be okay until you get back. I won't give them any excuse to throw me out to those . . . ." Dana choked back the word they had both been avoiding, choosing another instead. "Creatures."

Book Two - SURVIVAL: DEAD OF WINTER will be released soon.

About the author
Best-selling and award-winning author, Rhonda Hopkins, has learned firsthand that truth is stranger than fiction. Her two decades of experience as an investigator provide her characters with a depth and realism that gives truth a run for its money. Having come in contact with the best and the worst that society has to offer, Rhonda's imagination is filled with story ideas. Rhonda writes Horror, Suspense, Paranormal, and YA Urban Fantasy.

From Jenna at The Girl with Book Lungs {2 books (2 winners--U.S. only)}

Grimm's Furry Tail by Kathie Daley (Winner - Carol)
Arc of A Wee Murder in My Shop by Fran Stewart (Winner - Sharon)

From Gina at Book Dragon's Lair {3 books (3 winners--U.S. only)}

Defenders of the Scroll by Shiraz (hardcover)
By the Time You Read This, I'll be Dead by Julie Anne Peters (hardcover) (Winner - Tara)
The Secret Year by Jennifer R. Hubbard (hardcover) (Winner - Sarah)

(Winners - Jane, Aleksandra)
One Two winners will each receive a $5 Amazon digital gift from yours truly!

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 (4/28) at 11:59pm CST to complete their wrap-up posts). We have a total of 18 prizes. This means there will be 18 winners. I will award prizes on a first come, first servedI will draw the 18 winners with and email all 18 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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Monday, April 20, 2015

Spring Into Horror Read-a-Thon - Starting Line! #SpringHorrorRAT

It's time...and I'm late! Are you ready to get some good reading in this week with some scary thrown in to spook up our Spring? I know I am!

I have a few prizes lined up and I'll have the prize page posted by late Tuesday.

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/The True Book Addict (goal post).

Our hashtag for the read-a-thon is #SpringHorrorRAT You can use the hashtag on Twitter and Facebook...and even Instagram if you take pictures. 

I'm not going to do a Twitter chat this time since Dewey's Read-a-Thon is Saturday. Who else is doing Dewey's? I'll be monitoring the #SpringHorrorRAT hashtag so pop in and let me know how your 24 hour reading is going. 

I think that about covers it. Happy spooky reading!

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Friday, April 3, 2015

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

Time to sign up for Spring Into Horror!

Official dates are April 20 through 26. 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. We will have one Twitter chat. I will announce the date and time in the starting post. Please do be sure to check the guidelines, as it explains all about signing up and starting the read-a-thon. Our Twitter hashtag is #SpringHorrorRAT

Just remember...the one main "rule" of Spring Into Horror 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...anything goes! 

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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