Friday, July 21, 2017

High Summer #Readathon - #Prizes #HSreadathon


This is the giveaway/prize promotion page for all the prizes being given away for readathon participants. We have several amazing book prizes donated by some very generous authors, and myself! At the end of this post, you will find details regarding how the prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the readathon. You will also find the form to fill out if you're interested in winning a prize.

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




The City Murders series by John Dalglish (One paperback copy-reader's choice-choose from Boston, Miami, Chicago, Dallas or Denver -U.S. only)


"EVERY TIME I THOUGHT I HAD IT FIGURED OUT, A NEW TWIST WOULD COME" - CC

"IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I'VE READ IN A LONGTIME." - EP

P.S. Reviews are critical in the Amazon world. Adding a review to a book you enjoyed would be very much appreciated. JD

https://www.facebook.com/DetectiveJasonStrong
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Call to Juno: A Tale of Ancient Rome by Elisabeth Storrs  (One audio book - International)

"An elegant, impeccably researched exploration of early Rome and their lesser known enemies, the Etruscans. The torments of war, love, family, and faith are explored by narrators on both sides of the conflict as their cities rush toward a shattering, heart-wrenching show-down. Elisabeth Storrs weaves a wonderful tale!"  ~Kate Quinn, author of The Empress of Rome Saga

Four unforgettable characters are tested during a war between Rome and Etruscan Veii.
Caecilia has long been torn between her birthplace of Rome and her adopted city of Veii. Yet faced with mounting danger to her husband, children, and Etruscan freedoms, will her call to destroy Rome succeed?
Pinna has clawed her way from prostitute to the concubine of the Roman general Camillus. Deeply in love, can she exert her own power to survive the threat of exposure by those who know her sordid past?
Semni, a servant, seeks forgiveness for a past betrayal. Will she redeem herself so she can marry the man she loves?
Marcus, a Roman tribune, is tormented by unrequited love for another soldier. Can he find strength to choose between his cousin Caecilia and his fidelity to Rome?
Who will overcome the treachery of mortals and gods?


Elisabeth Storrs has long had a passion for the history, myths and legends of the ancient world. She graduated from University of Sydney in Arts Law, having studied Classics. Elisabeth lives with her husband and two sons in Sydney, Australia, and over the years has worked as a solicitor, corporate lawyer and corporate governance consultant. She is one of the founders of the Historical Novel Society Australasia, and a former Deputy Chair of the NSW Writers' Centre.

Feel free to connect with her through her website or Triclinium blog. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter @elisabethstorrs, Bookbub and Pinterest. Subscribe to her monthly Inspiration newsletter for inspirational interviews and insights into history - both trivia and the serious stuff! You’ll receive a free 80 page short story, Dying for Rome: Lucretia’s Tale.

Website: www.elisabethstorrs.com
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Reviews:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26801822-call-to-juno

Amazon: www.amazon.com/Call-Juno-Tale-Ancient-Rome-ebook/dp/B015C8VCF6

“Call to Juno is a stirring saga of war, sacrifice and transcendent love.’  ~M Louisa Locke, author of The Victorian San Francisco Mystery series

“Elisabeth Storrs brings Ancient Rome vividly to life; her skill as a writer is equivalent to a time machine – we are there amid the history and the drama, immersed so deep that in calling to Juno we expect her to answer back…” ~Helen Hollick, author of The Sea Witch Voyages

“With plenty of action and characters you can really root for, Call to Juno is a perfect, wholly satisfying conclusion to Elisabeth Storrs' trilogy. Tales of Ancient Rome is one of the best ancient-historical series I've read in years.” ~Libbie Hawker, author of Daughter of Sand and Stone

“In Call to Juno Elisabeth Storrs tells a vivid story of love and war, honour and revenge set in Ancient Rome. Using a skillful blend of history and drama, and full of characters both heroic and human, Storrs transports readers to that long ago world. Highly recommended.” ~M.K. Tod author of Lies Told in Silence

“Not much is known about the ancient Etruscans but A Tale of Ancient Rome is a vivid and fascinating evocation of their fight for survival against the might of Rome. This is a tale of great love and great hatred, of treachery, courage and honour, told in loving detail by a knowledgeable and practised story-teller.” ~Felicity Pulman, author of The Janna Chronicles 

“God cults, the different faces of love and the cruelty of war are among the themes in Elisabeth Storrs’ third powerful novel on the rivalry between the Romans and the Etruscans. A well-researched novel that builds to a memorable and terrifying end.” ~Isolde Martyn, author of The Golden Widows

“Call to Juno is a book for long, delicious savoring.” Judith Starkston, author of Hand of Fire

Buy links:
Digital – my Amazon page

https://www.amazon.com/Elisabeth-Storrs/e/B005NVUWZ4/

Print

The Wedding Shroud: http://www.elisabethstorrs.com/buy-books/the-wedding-shroud.html

The Golden Dice: http://www.elisabethstorrs.com/buy-books/the-golden-dice.html Call to Juno: http://www.elisabethstorrs.com/buy-books/call-to-juno.html



The Comfort of Secrets by Christine Nolfi  (One print copy-US/Canada OR Kindle version-International)

Cat Mendoza needs a win. After a business failure and years of dating the wrong men, she’s ready to turn things around.

First she must convince the residents of Sweet Lake, Ohio, that she’s taking her responsibilities seriously. As the events director of the newly restored Wayfair Inn, she has the support of her best friends, Linnie and Jada. But everyone else—including her overprotective mother and the well-meaning Sweet Lake Sirens—can’t help but chime in with advice about her plans, her apparently too-tight clothes, and her undeniable attraction to Ryan D’Angelo, the charming ad exec hired to promote the inn.

Cat knows she should keep Ryan at a distance, but she’s drawn closer by the heartbreak he tries to hide. Will uncovering his secrets derail the new life Cat hopes to achieve…or will she gain something to cherish forever?


Award-winning author Christine Nolfi provides readers with heartwarming and inspiring fiction. Her debut Treasure Me is a Next Generation Indie Awards finalist. The Midwest Book Review lists the books in the Liberty Series as “highly recommended” and her novels have enjoyed bestseller status. Look for Sweet Lake and The Comfort of Secrets, her new series with Lake Union Publishing. Join her mailing list at www.christinenolfi.com and chat with her on Twitter at @christinenolfi.


Animal Sanctuary by Coral Russell  (3 eBook copies-any format-International)

All ideas have consequences.

Have you longed for a place where every fantasy is catered to and fulfilled? Then welcome to paradise! Ismeta is an exclusive playground but only for those who can afford it.

Ismeta was built by desperate people from all over the world looking for work. Looking for a way to support their families back home. Looking for a way to get ahead.

When two sisters jeopardize the illusion created about Ismeta they are banished to the Animal Sanctuary. There the sisters must decide whether survival is more important than changing the world.

Book is available on Amazon.
Contact Coral - coralrussellbooks@gmail.com

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Christmas books by Beth Barany!


A Christmas Fling (A Christmas Elf Romance) (Touchstone #2)  (One eBook copy gifted via BookFunnel- International)

A new story of romance and adventure by award-winning author, Beth Barany.

What if falling in love put the life you cherished in jeopardy?

Dahlia, a Santa’s Elf, has 21 days left before Christmas to create the best toy in the world without using magic or revealing her true identity. Stuck on how to complete the prototype, and working as a temp in San Francisco’s financial district with no time for love, will her innocent Christmas fling get her unstuck, or will she turn her back on her beloved career for her heart?

Liam, an up-and-coming financial analyst, swore off women after getting dumped by the love of his life. He just found out his ex is going to the company Christmas party with his rival Michael Hendricks. Up for promotion against Hendricks, Liam has to win the favor of his boss. His best bet is to invite the vivacious secretary Dahlia to the party. Will Dahlia be a welcome distraction, or will she turn his life upside down?



A Cupcake Christmas (A Christmas Elf story) (Touchstone #5)  (One eBook copy gifted via BookFunnel- International)

What if you risked losing your baking legacy by cooking up a love truly special?

Florian MacMillian needs a final job to complete his baking resume—preferably a job where he’s unlikely to blow things up with his unruly magic—before returning to the North Pole and taking his rightful place as Master Baker to all the elves.

Kate Delore desperately needs help in her fast-growing cupcake business. Florian is a perfect fit, so she brings him on as baker. For a short time, Florian is happily up to his elbows in batter, and Kate’s business is booming.

But when things heat up between them, Florian wonders if he should risk his legacy to cook up something truly special.




Christmas Magic, A Christmas Romance Collection (Two Touchstone Series Books)  (One eBook copy gifted via BookFunnel- International)

In this collection: A CHRISTMAS FLING and A CUPCAKE CHRISTMAS, 2 novellas for your Christmas reading pleasure!

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2fdKDzy
Other vendors: http://author.bethbarany.com/christmas-magic-a-christmas-romance-collection-two-touchstone-series-books/#vendors
About the author

Beth Barany, Award-winning Author
YA Fantasy & Contemporary Fantasy Romance

"Magical Tales of Romance and Adventure to Worlds Where Anything is Possible."
http://author.bethbarany.com/
Get the first book in the Touchstone series here: http://author.bethbarany.com/free-romance-story/

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PRIZES FROM YOUR HOST

Prize One (One winner)
I will make a $15 donation to the winner's choice of a human rights organization, such as the ACLU, Boys and Girls Club, Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, Amnesty International, It Gets Better, Planned Parenthood, or another human rights organization of your choice, perhaps your local chapter or a local organization. This giveaway is open internationally.

Prize Two (One winner)
Winner's choice of any Kindle book title from Amazon (priced at $2.99 or less).

OR

Winner's choice of any book title from the bargain books (these are generally used books) section of Better World Books. They ship internationally. (priced at $3.98 or less).

Giveaway Details
This is a readathon participant only giveaway. To be eligible, you must have signed up, participated and added a link to the official readathon wrap-up post (I will give everyone until Wednesday, August 2nd at 11:59 pm CDT to complete their wrap-ups) AND filled out the Google form below to show your interest in winning. We have a total of 11 prizes. This means there will be 11 winners. I will award prizes on a first come, first served basis. I will draw the 11 winners with random.org and email all 11 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. In the event that we end up with left over prizes, you will have a chance to win a second (and perhaps third) prize. All eBook prizes will be sent to winner via email (or you 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!



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Monday, July 17, 2017

High Summer Read-a-Thon - Starting Line! #HSreadathon


Here we go! I hope everyone is ready for two weeks of relaxing Summer reading, with a little bit of Christmas in July mixed in! I know I am. I'm going to be busy myself over the next two weeks, as I have a lot of reading to catch up on, I'm working on my book, and other personal stuff involving doctor's appointments and school prep for my sons (they go back August 7th!), but I'm hoping I can squeeze in more reading than normal. Luckily, I listen to audio books in the car. 😁

I have some prizes lined up and I'll have the prize page posted by late Tuesday, or by Wednesday.


Don't forget, during the last weekend of the readathon, we are having a 48 hour Christmas in July Readathon! Don't worry...you do not have to participate if you're not IN to Christmas, but if you are, this is for you. Also, you can even choose to read Christmas books during the entire High Summer Readathon. I'm flexible!


My friend, author Rhonda Hopkins has two of her books on offer for free this month! Her Christmas short story, The Gift (perfect for the Christmas in July 48 hour readathon!) and her zombie horror novel, Survival. Click here to visit Rhonda's page for the details on how to grab your free eBook(s). No strings attached!

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 (or send me a message via the contact form). 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).

I will post a mid-event check in post next Sunday. Our hashtag for the read-a-thon is #HSreadathon ...and don't forget about our Facebook group!

I think that about covers it. Happy Reading!

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Pardon the Dust

This post will be cross-posted on all of my sites.


You may not have heard about Photobucket screwing over a ton of people with their new third party image hosting plan. (Read more here: http://nypost.com/2017/07/05/how-photobucket-is-now-shaking-down-its-users/) Basically, it means if you have a free account, you can no longer host your images without paying $400/year! So, all those clever grab codes I make for images and buttons...they have to be fixed with a new link from wherever the images are now being hosted. Luckily, I own two domains on GoDaddy so I get free image storage up to a certain amount and then I can pay extra if I need more (only $1.99/month). But with 7+ blogs/sites, it's going to take me a bit. I hope you will bear with me.


If you have any of my buttons on your site, I'm afraid you will have to delete and then come back by at a later date to grab the new code. There should not be any further problems in future. Fingers crossed.

I hope Photobucket crashes and burns for their underhanded tactics. I mean, I didn't even get an email notifying me!



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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Sign up for the High Summer Readathon #HSreadathon


It's time to sign up for High Summer...and in case you haven't heard, I have a special treat this year (that is sure to become a tradition). During the last weekend of the readathon, we are having a 48 hour Christmas in July Readathon! Don't worry...you do not have to participate if you're not IN to Christmas, but if you are, this is for you. Also, you can even choose to read Christmas books during the entire High Summer Readathon. I'm flexible!

The official dates are July 17 through July 30, starting at 12:00am Monday the 17th, and ending at 11:59pm on Sunday, the 30th. That's central time (U.S.), but you can adjust your times according to your time zone. Of course, like most read-a-thons, the books read must be novels or novellas, adult or young adult are fine, non-fiction, and you can even read children's books too (as long as you do read some novels too). Also, Christmas books this time too!  You DO NOT have to participate the entire two weeks. Join in when you can, start in the middle, end early...whatever works best for your schedule. As with all of my readathons, it will be two weeks of relaxed reading during which we can personally challenge ourselves and whittle away our ever looming TBRs.

Guidelines for the readathon can be found HERE or you can access in the tab at the top of the blog. Any information regarding rules for our readathons 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 via the contact tab in the menu). 

Our hashtag for social media is #HSreadathon ...and we have our wonderful Facebook group that is always very lively (there is also an access tab in the menu).

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, Goodreads, Instagram, YouTube. 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. Note: the grab code is only for the High Summer button, not for the Christmas in July button).

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Sci-Fi Summer Readathon - Wrap it up! #SciFiSummerJune


The week went by SO fast! I can't believe it's over already. I've been thinking I might make it two weeks next year, if enough people are enthusiastic about it. So, weigh in when/if you leave a comment.

I hope everyone enjoyed the readathon and that you were able to get some good SciFi (or fantasy) reading in. I'd like to thank you all so much for joining me. Be sure to add your wrap-up link below and please double check that your name is listed in the sign up/starting line linky at this post so you will be eligible for the giveaway. You will also need to leave a comment on the Midweek Check In post (with a way to contact you if you win), if you haven't already. You have until Saturday, June 10 by 11:59pm CDT to add your wrap-up link and leave a comment on the post mentioned above. I will email the winners within a few days following the deadline so keep a look out in your email inbox (or spam folder, just in case) for an email from truebookaddict AT gmail DOT com.

Hope to see you next time at the High Summer Readathon, coming in July (17 - 30). Sign up coming soon! I've created the button (below) and will be adding a grab code in the sidebar soon. Also, in case you didn't hear in the Facebook group, there is going to be an extra special event during High Summer this year. The final weekend, on July 29 and 30, we are having a 48 hour Christmas in July Readathon! I don't know about you, but I'm a Christmas fanatic (I guess my year round Christmas blog gave me away 😉) so I'm pretty excited about this! I will be creating a special button just for it soon so keep a look out here or in the Facebook group.


That's it! Thanks again. I do hope you had fun...and good luck to those who enter the giveaway!


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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sci-Fi Summer Read-a-Thon - Midweek Check-in #SciFiSummerJune


I cannot believe how fast this readathon is flying by! I have not done much reading, although I am enjoying Jason Parent's People of the Sun so far. I will be by to visit your blog posts. I promise. I have been seeing your posts in the Facebook group, and have been commenting. I'm so thrilled with the enthusiasm for this readathon. You guys rock!

Giveaway time!

Prize One (One winner)
I will make a $15 donation to the winner's choice of a human rights organization, such as the ACLU, Boys and Girls Club, Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, Amnesty International, It Gets Better, Planned Parenthood, or another human rights organization of your choice, perhaps your local chapter or a local organization. This giveaway is open internationally.

Prize Two (One winner)
Winner's choice of a Science Fiction Kindle book title from Amazon (priced at $2.99 or less).

OR

Winner's choice of a Science Fiction title from the bargain books (these are generally used books) section of Better World Books. They ship internationally. (priced at $3.98 or less).

How to enter
I'm not doing a Google form this time. If you're interested in participating in the giveaway, you must have signed up, participated and completed a wrap-up post (deadline to complete wrap-up is Saturday, June 10 by 11:59pm CDT). Please leave a comment below with a way to contact you if you win. Good luck!

Enjoy the remainder of the readathon!


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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Sci-Fi Summer Readathon - Starting Post #SciFiSummerJune


SciFi Summer starts now (or it started 25 minutes ago)! I'm excited! Hope you are too. 👽

Here are the details again from the sign up post:

Details:
  • Read-a-Thon dates: Thursday, June 1 at 12:00am CDT until Wednesday, June 7 at 11:59pm CDT (adjust your time zone accordingly). 
  • Since Sci-Fi is a very specific genre, this will be strictly reading science fiction during the event. However, since fantasy is so closely related to science fiction, if you feel more comfortable reading fantasy, that is also fine.
  • to check in on social media, we'll use hashtag #SciFiSummerJune 
  • 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. These days, it seems most of our activity goes on in our Facebook group which I love. We have such a great community over there!
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 (or send me a message via the contact form). 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).

I'm offering a couple of prizes. Our mid-week check in on Sunday will also be the prize page this time out.

That's it! Good luck and have fun. I'm pretty excited to finally be focusing on some Sci-Fi reading. Long neglected.

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

It's back! Sci-Fi Summer Read-a-Thon #SciFiSummerJune


I will always owe the inspiration for this event to Mallory (The Haunted Reading Room)...and so, we're back for our second year!

Details:
  • Read-a-Thon dates: Thursday, June 1 at 12:00am CDT until Wednesday, June 7 at 11:59pm CDT (adjust your time zone accordingly). We do a different day configuration (rather than starting on a Monday and ending on a Sunday) to go along with the weirdness of Sci-Fi. 👽
  • Since Sci-Fi is a very specific genre, this will be strictly reading science fiction during the event. However, since fantasy is so closely related to science fiction, if you feel more comfortable reading fantasy, that is also fine.
  • to check in on social media, we'll use hashtag #SciFiSummerJune
  • 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. These days, it seems most of our activity goes on in our Facebook group which I love. 😍 We have a great community over there...and it's not just during readathons. Everyone should feel free to post in there any time. 
As with the Christmas Spirit Readathon, I usually do not secure prize donations, but I will be offering a couple of prizes from me.

I hope you're as excited as I am that we are continuing this tradition! If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me via the contact tab, or hit me up in the Facebook group.

SIGN UP!


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Monday, May 1, 2017

Spring into Horror #Readathon is at an end #SpringHorror


Spring into Horror has come to an end. I hope everyone enjoyed the two weeks and had some sufficiently scary moments (scary for you, that is). If you didn't meet your goals, don't sweat it. Having fun is the most important thing. 😁

I'd like to thank you all for joining me. Be sure to add your wrap-up link below and please double check that your name is listed in the sign up/starting line linky at this post so you will be eligible for the giveaway. You will also need to fill out the form on the prize page if you would like to win a prize. You have until Wednesday, May 3 at 11:59pm CDT to add your wrap-up link and to fill out the form on the prize page. I will draw giveaway winners in the following few days after the wrap-up deadline so keep a look out in your email inbox (or spam folder, just in case) for an email from truebookaddict. Please be sure to note the system of drawing winners in the giveaway details on the prize page). 

Now let's have 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 Sci-Fi Summer Readathon, coming June 1 - 7. The button is all ready to go! What do you think? You can grab the code in the sidebar.


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

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Spring into Horror #Readathon - Mid-event Checkin #SpringHorror


I can't believe it has been a week already. My reading has been less than stellar (If you're in our Facebook group, you'll know why). I intend to rock it this week and finish strong with Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon.

How's it going? I hope everyone is getting lots of reading done and enjoying the new longer format. I know I am because I know I have another week to dig in and reach my goals. I apologize for not visiting blog posts yet, but I will stop by and check out how things are going. Of course, many are updating in the FB group so I have been keeping up there.

Share with us in the comments how you're doing, or leave a link in the comments...or continue updating on Twitter (#WintersRespite) and/or in our Facebook group.

Be sure to check out the prize page.

Wishing you all successful and happy reading (with some scary thrown in) for the remainder of the readathon!


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Spring into Horror #Readathon - #Prizes #SpringHorror


This is the giveaway/prize promotion page for all the prizes being given away for the readathon. We have several amazing book prizes donated from myself, and some very generous authors! At the end of this post, you will find details regarding how the prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the readathon. You will also find the form to fill out if you're interested in winning a prize.

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



(WINNERS - CAROL S., MALLORY, JANE)
THE LUCIFER GENOME: A Conspiracy Thriller by Glen Craney and John Jeter
( 1 2 3 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.

Author Website
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Goodreads

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.

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

Books by Brick Marlin



(WINNERS - EVA, STEVEN, MALLORY, DARLENE)
Shadow Out of the Sky ( 2 4 5 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 - STEVEN, MALLORY, CAROL, JANE, EVA)
Ozarium ( 1  2 3 4 5 eBooks {ePub or mobi - International})

The Shift of the world transitioned without delusion. The Reckoning has molded a brand new world, beginning with a colony ran by a large corporation called Slader Corp which invents a bizarre lottery, randomly choosing a winner, awarding him or her with infamous amounts of BodyKredd to spend nearly however they wish; though, in turn, surrendering their bodies to the demi agents when they come calling.
But what happens when a child wins the lottery?


Brick has a new small tale which takes place between "Ozarium" and the new book he's been working on, kind of an accompaniment. 

You can read it here:


At an early age Brick Marlin was exposed to horror and science fiction. He soon became an avid reader and enjoyed stories written by Edgar Allen Poe and W. W. Jacobs. His other favorite tales were written by Stephen King, Clive Barker, Ray Bradbury, J. B. Stamper—which he still to this day recollects her terrifying tale “The Furry Collar”—Kurt Vonnegut, Dean Koontz, Charles Dickens, Harper Lee, H.G. Wells, etc. Not long after did he decide to write horror, sci-fi and dark fantasy he began scaring readers such as his parents, his friends, a handful of neighbors, and even leaving a few school teachers scratching their heads wondering if the boy should be committed or not. His very first book was written when he was 9—a mere 100 words, if that, written on index cards and bound together with yarn—which was a follow-up to the movie Rikki Tikki Tavi. From then on short story ideas continued to visit. A book idea or two sometimes stopped by for a sit. And gathering the craft of world building and characterization by posing as a Dungeon Master while playing hours and hours of the game Dungeons and Dragons fed his need. When 2007 arrived he decided to pursue writing professionally and was able to have The Darkened Image published. Brick Marlin is a member of the Horror Writers Association and has published 11 novels, over 25 short stories, including a few which has shown up in anthologies such as Dystopian Express released by Hydra Publications.

Nowadays Brick Marlin loves to cast himself as an introvert when writing, staving off the outside world by hiding out in his office. The only thing which sometimes break the invisible force field is the dreaded literary gremlin and its miserable clan of misfits. If you see one, you know there’s more around. Much like that cockroach you notice when you open the kitchen draw of utensils and find out that cockroach has just birthed cockroach babies. 

And the best thing to do in those circumstances are to feed the literary creatures Extra Sour Apple-Flavored Fizzle, Pop & Explode Candies Extreme Fizz Series One.

Unless of course you have cockroaches. Then you’ll need an exterminator.


PRIZES BELOW HAVE BEEN CLAIMED

PRIZES FROM YOUR HOST

WINNER - JANE
Prize One
I will make a $15 donation to the winner's choice of a human rights organization, such as the ACLU, Boys and Girls Club, Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, Amnesty International, It Gets Better, Planned Parenthood, or another human rights organization of your choice, perhaps your local chapter or a local organization. This giveaway is open internationally.

WINNER - DARLENE (We Are Always Watching)
Prize Two
Winner's choice - one of these three (3) newly released horror novels (Kindle editions)



Giveaway Details
This is a readathon participant only giveaway. To be eligible, you must have signed up, participated and added a link to the official readathon wrap-up post (I will give everyone until Wednesday {April 3rd} at 11:59 pm CDT to complete their wrap-ups) AND filled out the Google form below to show your interest in winning. We have a total of 15 prizes. This means there will be 15 winners. I will award prizes on a first come, first served basis. I will draw the 15 winners with random.org and email all 15 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. In the event that we end up with left over prizes, you will have a chance to win a second (and perhaps third) prize. All eBook prizes will be sent to winner via email (or you 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!



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