Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Danielle Steel Giveaway

Summer Giveaway Hop by I Am a Reader and Book Hounds!!!

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Nineteen-year-old Annabelle Worthington was born into a life of privilege, but everything changed on an April day in 1912, when the sinking of the Titanic shattered her family and her world forever. Finding strength within her grief, Annabelle pours herself into volunteer work, igniting a passion for medicine that would shape the course of her life. 

But for Annabelle, first love, and a seemingly idyllic marriage, will soon bring grief caused by the secrets of her husband. Betrayed, and pursued by undeserved scandal, Annabelle flees New York for war-ravaged France, hoping to lose herself in a life of service. There, in the heart of the First World War, in a groundbreaking field hospital run by women, Annabelle finds her true calling, studying medicine and saving lives. When the war ends, Annabelle begins a new life in Paris—now a doctor, a mother, her past almost forgotten…until a fateful meeting opens her heart to the world she had left behind. 

Filled with breathtaking images and historical detail, Danielle Steel’s new novel introduces one of her most unique and fascinating characters: Annabelle Worthington, a remarkable woman—a good woman—who triumphs against overwhelming odds. More than compelling fiction, her story is a powerful celebration of life, dignity, and courage—and a testament to the human will to survive.


Friday, July 26, 2013

Cover Reveal and Amazon Giveaway!!!

Author Jonathan K. Benton

Jonathan Benton always wanted to write books, having won first place in a short story competition when he was ten. Inspired by writes such as Ray Bradbury and Stephen King, Jonathan first discovered the crossover genre of literary/fantasy while reading Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes.
Jonathan grew up in New Zealand, dreaming of travelling to London and finally making the pilgrimage in his mid-twenties. Returning from England, he settled in Australia, the country he now calls home, and decided to take his writing seriously.









A Wicked Kind of Dark

Robert Duncan no longer believes in magic. A mysterious call about a blood moon, however, leads him back to the magical world of his childhood and to Luthien, the beautiful girl with flame-coloured hair, who he loved and lost.

As Robert unravels the secrets of his childhood, darkness enters his life and an ancient evil awakens. To have any chance of defeating the dark forces that would destroy two worlds, Robert must find Luthien before the rise of the blood moon. He must, once more, believe in magic …

A Wicked Kind of Dark mixes vast and spectacular fantasy landscapes with gritty urban reality. A must-read for people of all ages who believe in the power of imagination, and the importance of never losing touch with your inner child.



Giveaway Details
$10 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash
Open Internationally
Ends 8/15/13

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Great Excerpt and Giveaway!

Along the Watchtower by David Litwack

Along the WatchtowerA Tragic Warrior Lost in Two Worlds…

The war in Iraq ended for Lieutenant Freddie Williams when an IED explosion left his mind and body shattered. Once he was a skilled gamer and expert in virtual warfare. Now he’s a broken warrior, emerging from a medically induced coma to discover he’s inhabiting two separate realities. The first is his waking world of pain, family trials, and remorse—and slow rehabilitation through the tender care of Becky, his physical therapist. The second is a dark fantasy realm of quests, demons, and magic that Freddie enters when he sleeps.
In his dreams he is Frederick, Prince of Stormwind, who must make sense of his horrific visions in order to save his embattled kingdom from the monstrous Horde. His only solace awaits him in the royal gardens, where the gentle words of the beautiful gardener, Rebecca, calm the storms in his soul. While in the conscious world, the severely wounded vet faces a strangely similar and equally perilous mission—a journey along a dark road haunted by demons of guilt and memory—and letting patient, loving Becky into his damaged and shuttered heart may be his only way back from Hell.  Excerpt and giveaway can be found below...


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Giveaway!



Along the Watchtower by David Litwack

Along the WatchtowerA Tragic Warrior Lost in Two Worlds…

The war in Iraq ended for Lieutenant Freddie Williams when an IED explosion left his mind and body shattered. Once he was a skilled gamer and expert in virtual warfare. Now he’s a broken warrior, emerging from a medically induced coma to discover he’s inhabiting two separate realities. The first is his waking world of pain, family trials, and remorse—and slow rehabilitation through the tender care of Becky, his physical therapist. The second is a dark fantasy realm of quests, demons, and magic that Freddie enters when he sleeps.
In his dreams he is Frederick, Prince of Stormwind, who must make sense of his horrific visions in order to save his embattled kingdom from the monstrous Horde. His only solace awaits him in the royal gardens, where the gentle words of the beautiful gardener, Rebecca, calm the storms in his soul. While in the conscious world, the severely wounded vet faces a strangely similar and equally perilous mission—a journey along a dark road haunted by demons of guilt and memory—and letting patient, loving Becky into his damaged and shuttered heart may be his only way back from Hell.


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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Halo of the NephilimHalo of the Nephilim by Dina Rae

Title:  Halo Of The Nephilim 
Author:  Dina Rae 
Genre: Paranormal Fiction/Horror
Series:  Follows Halo of the Damned 
Number of Pages: 244
Publisher: Eternal Press 
Formats available: E-book


Can a fallen angel, his band of broken souls, and nephilim children change the world?
Armaros the Cursed, Satan’s favorite of the Fallen, falls once again after breaking the rules.  Fearing an eternity of punishment, he desperately attempts to save himself by sending a bird to his island.  The SOS message is received by his beloved congregation.  Can these loyal worshipers rescue him from the pit?
Halo of the Nephilim is the sequel to Halo of the Damned.  The story begins with Armaros’ arrest. Declared dead, his only known surviving daughter, Joanna Easterhouse, proves her relation and inherits everything.  She catapults her career from an entry-level advertising assistant to the head of Armaros’ advertising empire.  She should be on top of the world, but knows everything good must come to an end.
Joanna’s sister, Kim Easterhouse, marries Sean Slattery.  Joanna generously includes them as key players in her advertising chain.  They, too, have much to smile about, but a string of events leads them back to old family secrets.
Wickedness looms over the Easterhouse family once more, forcing them into an unlikely showdown filled with page-turning excitement.  Like Halo of the Damned, Halo of the Nephilim is filled with conspiracy and angel lore taken directly from scripture and other ancient writings.  More mind control themes top off this tale of doom.  Dina Rae delivers the darkness in the most entertaining light.


July 8  Turning The Pages Review
July 9 Angels Are Kids & Fur Kids Guest Post
July 10  Over A Cuppa Tea  Review/Guest Post
July 11 The Avid Reader Guest Post
July 12 Sydney Aaliyah Guest Post
July 13  Share My Destiny   Excerpts
July 15 Wicked Readings by Tawania  Guest Post
July 14 Red Reader Author Interview 
July 16 A Buckeye Girl Reads   Excerpt
July 18 Amys Booket List  Guest Post
July 19 A Buckeye Girl Reads  Playlist
July 21  Christy's Book Addiction Excerpt or Interview

July 22 Christine Rains Guest Post

Read below for a giveaway!

Halo of the Nephilim Guest Post and Giveaway

Halo of the NephilimGuest Post by Dina Rae:

Many accredit Vlad Tepes, the Prince of Romania (Wallachia), for bringing vampire lore into the world.  He was Stoker's inspiration for Dracula and infamous for sadistic means of torture.  He impaled his enemies and publicly drank their blood during estate dinners conducted on the palace grounds.

Then there was Erzebet Bathory.  According to urban legend, she killed her chambermaids and bathed in their blood to prevent herself from aging.  It turns out that this never happened, at least the baths of blood part of the story.  On an interesting sidenote, Prince Charles is supposedly related to both Bathory and Vlad, a luscious tidbit for New World Order theorists.

Anyway, vampirism goes back much farther than the 15th and 16th centuries.  Before Stoker, Bathory, Tepes, Judas Iscariot, Moses, and even Abraham, ancient writings finger Cain as the world's first vampire.  Some scholars believe Satan, not Adam, was his father. The academic jury is still undecided on whether Eve was raped or seduced, but all concur on the forbidden fruit being used as a metaphor for the child that she bore.  Yes, this interpretation is unconventional and controversial.  Regardless, all theologians agree that Cain committed the first murder in the world after he murdered Abel, his brother or half-brother.  The story is more detailed in other writings, stating that Cain ate his brother's flesh and drank his blood.

If the Luciferian father theory is true, then Cain would be the first nephilim.  These creatures are described as being giant, polydactyl monsters.  They consumed Earth's natural resources at an alarming rate.  They were also described as cannibals (Cain). Scholars believe Cain and his ancestors caused God's wrath.  The Flood's intention was to wipe them off of the earth.

If you like horror with a religious twist, check out Dina Rae's Halo series, Halo of the Damned and Halo of the Nephilim.  The prequel, Halo of the Madonna, is available on Amazon for .99


 
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