Thursday, June 30, 2011

Freedom Giveaway!!!!

Welcome to my giveaway! All you need to do is become a follower of my blog with Google Friend Connect (old and new followers welcome) and leave a comment with your email address to enter the giveaway! One entry per person! The contest is open and will run till midnight on July 7th any and all comments after midnight will not be counted. The winner will receive an email from me on July 8th requesting your address! I will then mail the books out to the winner.

ONE random winners will receive a paperback copy of: Wretched Land by Mila Komarnisky.

From the Cover:

Dmytro Verbitsky, an impoverished Ukrainian aristocrat, is actively engaged in the WWI, the Civil War and the WWII. Despite the cruelty of Stalin’s regime, he manages to raise a loving family, avenges his wife’s rape, learns to understand and forgive his father’s suicide, and nurtures hopes for Ukraine’s independence.

Tifferz Take:

I received a arc copy of Wretched Land. I felt the title very appropriate it says so much about story. On the cover of the book it states passionate love, intense suffering and miraculous survival and is so true. You get them all in this story. This is a amazing story with a love that is tested so many ways through war, famine, rape and much more. You may need tissue while reading this story. Wretched Land takes you on a journey through the lives of a forbidden love and marriage. I like that Mila gives us the history of the Ukraine in the story. I learned a thing or two. I read this story in a day, I needed to see how things turned out for our hero and heroine and all the kids. I felt very satisfied when I finished the book. Mila ties up everything every nicely. I always love to find new authors.

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A New Dream by Elaine Cantrell

From the Cover:
After an auto accident destroys his pro-football career, Matt McCallum struggles to find a new dream for his life, but nothing engages him the way football did. After a stint in rehab, he takes a job managing a grocery store where he meets Violet Emerson.

Violet works in the bakery department, but her dreams carry her far beyond the doors of Chef’s Pantry. As soon as she can save the money, she plans to open a catering business. And she thinks the new manager’s broad shoulders and blue eyes are simply divine.

Thrown together at work, Matt and Violet find a common dream for their lives, but a loose end from Matt’s past returns to jeopardize their future. Will love be enough to save their new dream before it turns into a nightmare?

Tifferz Take:

I received an arc copy of A New Dream to review. I can tell you I was intrigued and excited to read this book just from the blurb. This is an inspiring read that reminds us about judging people and forgiveness. I could totally relate to Violet and I found myself wanting things to work out for her and Matt. This is a clean read with only reference to sex. I think Elaine did a great job with the tension and chemistry between characters and the plot was excellent. This story will pull at your heartstrings like it did with me. I felt this romance very touching. I would definitely recommend this book and I will be looking for more stories from Elaine Cantrell.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Matching Wits with Venus by Therese Gilardi

From the Cover:
For centuries, Cupid has longed to be more than Venus’s arrow boy. When he’s sent to eliminate “Happily Ever After by Amelia”, the matchmaking business threatening Venus’s status as the goddess of love, Cupid decides to steal Amelia’s methods and make his own matches. While spying on Amelia, Cupid accidentally shoots himself with his magical arrow and falls in love with her. But bereaved Amelia doesn’t believe in the existence of Roman gods, and she’s certainly not looking for romance. She’s too busy perfecting the patented personality profile that’s made her Hollywood’s favorite matchmaker.

Disguising himself as a mortal financial advisor, Cupid manages to break through Amelia’s guarded exterior. As their passion deepens so does Cupid’s guilt about deceiving Amelia. Cupid’s interference with Amelia’s life causes her business to falter, leads to a sterile spring that threatens the animal kingdom and shatters the longstanding peace between the Roman and Greek gods. With the fate of the natural and under worlds at stake, Cupid must decide whether to reveal his true identity and risk losing the chance to live happily ever after with Amelia.

Tifferz Take:
I love the cover of this book! This is an exciting book I stayed up all night reading! I could not bring myself to put it down. I loved the mythology and matchmaking going on in this book. Such a sweet love story that had me laughing,smiling and pulling at my heart. The characters are so fun and they are well developed. This book has romance, adventure, action and some unexpected events I did not see coming, but really enjoyed! I would highly recommend this new and fresh clean read. I will be on the look out for more from Ms. Gilardi. Hope you all enjoy this read!

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Midsummer's Eve Giveaway

Welcome to my giveaway! All you need to do is become a follower of my blog with Google Friend Connect (old and new followers welcome) and leave a comment with your email address to enter the giveaway! The contest is open and run till midnight on June 24th any and all comments after midnight will not be counted. The winners will be receive an email from me on June 25 requesting your address! I will then mail the books out to the winners.

Two random winners will receive a paper back copy of: The Queen of Raz Series Into Hero Own, A Matter of Time, Retribution and Prophecy of Atlantis by Amanda Winters. These books are signed by the author and can't be purchased anywhere in paperback. Good Luck!!

Ann Kerwin learns she is going to be Queen on a planet called Raz when Hathor arrives to take her there. But is she ready to be Queen? And when she has to choose between Hathor, someone she barely knows, and William, an old boyfriend, to be her king, which one will she choose?

Two years after Ann becomes Queen, William decides he wants a second chance, and the clone of a Paler once thought dead helps William bring Ann back to the past. The problem is, the clone has an ulterior motive which may mean destruction for everyone on Earth. Can Hathor and the other Palers come to rescue in time?

Three years after book 2, Ann is once again called to go on a galatic quest. This time, she comes to the Olympians' defense. But this particular journey takes her to a very unexpected place: Earth...and back to the legendary Atlantis where she meets an old foe who she must either destroy once and for all or die.

Amanda, Ann's daughter, assumes the royal throne on Raz, but she has a real problem: she can't decide who's going to be her king. While debating which of her many suitors will be a good fit, she is called to go to Atlantis on Earth, where she is to destroy the city. But the man she meets up with is just as determined to go back in time and prevent Atlantis from sinking into the ocean in the first place.

Tifferz Take-
Aren't these covers fun? I sure think so. I loved this series! It is a great adventure with a sweet romance! If you like Fantasy these are the books for you. Amanda has a way with words! The characters are well developed and the story line intriguing I was sucked into the story within the first few pages. I only put these books down to make dinner.The laundry and dishes piled up. Worth the time to read this series! These books are clean. I would highly recommend this series to all romance and fantasy lovers!

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The Perfect Rose by Felicia Rogers

From the Cover:

Abandoned by his wife and left to raise a child alone, Caleb Reed falls short of the ideal work-from-home dad. He needs a woman to help him, in every sense of the word. At the suggestion of a friend, Caleb agrees to hire Ariel Lauren on a trial basis.

As an orphan, Ariel has more issues than just how to make it on her on. Yes, she needs the money that Caleb offers her, but more than anything she finds she desires his love. One calamity after another befalls her and jeopardizes her new job and her chance at having a family. But through it all, Caleb is by her side, his gruff exterior threatening to melt in the face of their shared attraction. Will they decide to continue life alone or will the magic of Valentine's Day bring them together?

Tifferz Take:
This book cover is awesome!!! This is a sweet romance novella that is a keeper. I only wish that is was longer. Maybe Ms. Rogers will continue with the story and write a sequel. I fell in love with the Caleb, Ariel and Joshua. I was rooting for them to have a happy ending. The story line is great! I enjoyed this read in one afternoon. I will be looking for more from Ms. Rogers. I am excited to have found another author.

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Fair Maiden by Cheri Schmidt

From the Cover:
It's the Victorian era in England, but Tessa is from the medieval past. She awakens within a castle she has never seen before. Knowledge of her name also evades her. However, even worse than not knowing who or where she is, she cannot recall how she died or why she is dressed as a bride.

Along with Christian, the earl of the castle she haunts, Tessa tries to discover who she is and break the spell holding her in a prison of death. They never imagined the curse keeping them apart is the only thing protecting her, until it's too late.

Tifferz Take:
I have to say I was hooked from the teaser. This is a ghost story that will send you to the past. I loved all the twist and turns that Cheri created throughout this tale. This story not only has a ghost but, a witch, magic, a really bad guy and a totally great earl. Oh I forgot to mention a curse/ spell that needs to be broken! This is an enchanting ghost story with a intriguing adventure.T This is a magical romance you won't want to miss. This is a clean romance!! I highly recommend this book. I will be on the look out for more from Cheri Schmidt.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Daddy in the Making by Lyn Cote

From the Cover:
Dr. Jake McClure's basset hound has fallen in love. With a single mom, her adorable twins and the orphaned kittens they rescued. Man's best friend suddenly won't budge from Jeannie Broussard's home—and Jake can understand why. Jeannie's place is full of love, laughter and everything Jake has been missing in his life lately. As Jake spends time with Jeannie and her girls, a bond forges between them, and soon Jake is wondering if he's the perfect fit in this fatherless family….

Tifferz Take:

I received an arc copy of Daddy in the Making. I was excited to read this story because it was different. You have Jeannie raising her sister's twin daughters. I really liked that aspect of the story. I also liked that this was not an over powering Christan romance. Lyn did a great job developing the characters and having you care for them. I also enjoyed that these characters were not perfect and had some struggles to overcome. Overall this was a delightful read! This was my first Lyn Cote book and will not be my last.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I got my copy did you get yours?

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From the Cover:

Kelsey Hayes is no ordinary college freshman. In fact, the eighteen-year-old girl has just returned from India, where she risked her life—and her heart—to rescue a handsome Indian prince from a terrible curse. Back home in Oregon, Kelsey is determined to move on, despite the lingering feelings she has for the man she left behind. She meets Li, a completely average guy who offers the promise of an ordinary, curse-free life. But just when Kelsey is ready to move on, Ren reenters her life, on a quest to reclaim her heart. Danger threatens their newly rekindled love and to save him, Kelsey must journey with someone else—a man who wants her for himself. The saga begun in Tiger’s Curse continues in Tiger’s Quest, as Kelsey finds herself in an epic battle between good and evil. From the shores of the Pacific Northwest to the jungles of India, the mountains of Nepal and Tibet, and the mystical realm of Shangri-la, this suspenseful tale of love, sacrifice, and redemption is not to be missed.

Tifferz Take-

I am lucky to have received an ARC copy of Tiger's Quest. I was simply giddy when I got it in the mail. I even did a little happy dance. You see, I have become obsessed with the Tiger series all over again. (I actually read the first two books in the series when Colleen was self published) I just love these books. It is going to take a awhile to get them out of my system.

Tiger's Quest will be take you on an emotional roller coaster ride as Kelsey, Ren and Kishan's adventure continues to break the second part of the curse. The book has two main parts: In the first part of the book, Kelsey is back in Oregon going to school. I like seeing how she copes with Ren back in India. The second part of the story details the adventures of Kelsey and Kishan as they are tested both individually and together. I know you all love Ren and I do too, but in this book we get to know Kishan a lot better. Though I am a true fan of Ren the white tiger, Kishan the black tiger has warmed his way into my heart as well.

I really can't thank Colleen enough for sharing her Tigers with us. This book has everything. Trust me you will love it. I am hoping as the adventure continues and they break more of the curse both Ren and Kishan will have a happy ending. But we will have to wait and see as book three Tiger's Voyage comes out this Nov. 1st, 2011.

This is a MUST have for your library. I just finished it and am going to read it again. I have already pre-ordered my hardback. I hope one day to meet Colleen and have her sign my books. So come to NC Colleen!!!!

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Guest Post

It's the Summer of Gomez!

Get free books and win Kindles/iPods

As reviewers have been calling “No Hope for Gomez!” the perfect summer read -
light, fast, fun - I decided to hold a summer event. All readers will get cool exclusive stuff and have a chance to win Kindles or iPods.

About No Hope for Gomez!

It's the age-old tale:

- Boy meets girl.
- Boy stalks girl.
- Girl already has a stalker.
- Boy becomes her stalker-stalker.

We've seen it all before, many times, but this time it's different. If only slightly.

When Gomez Porter becomes a test subject in an experimental drug trial, he is asked to keep track of any strange experiences through a blog.

What Gomez isn't ready for, is so many of his experiences suddenly seeming strange; the antiques dealer trying to buy his old tax papers, the phone-sex salesman who hounds him day and night, the super sexy lab assistant who falls for him but is unable to express herself in terms outside the realm of science.

But when one of the trial participants turns up dead and another goes missing, Gomez begins to fear for his life. No longer sure who he can trust and which of his experiences are real and which merely drug induced delusions, he decides it's time to go underground and work out a devious plan.
Read a chapter.

Nominated for Book of the Year by both ForeWord Reviews and USA Book News, here's what reviewers have to say about "No Hope for Gomez!":

“Extremely witty and clever writing.” -- California Chronicle

"An unputdownable read. a Coens Brothers' film in book form." --

"A veritable page turner of nonstop laughs!" -- Reader Views

"A Party for your Brain!" -- Warren Baxter

Warning: clinical studies have shown that reading this novel is likely to make you more attractive to the opposite sex and elevate your random luck by about 9.5%**

(** These statements have not been evaluated by any person of consequence!)

With every cool summer party comes a gift bag, so here's just some of the stuff all summer readers will get:

  • Exclusive new story collection

  • No Hope for Gomez: The Lost Chapters

  • Making of Gomez: behind the scenes eBook

  • Signed hi-res poster + bookplate

Additionally, several lucky readers will win a Kindle, iPod, or an exclusive spin-off paperback novel that is not available elsewhere!

All you have to do to have a "Summer of Gomez", is get the book from any store before July 12th 2011 and forward your receipt to (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Amazon CA, Amazon UK, Amazon DE)

Points towards additional entries are gained by getting your friends to join in, and tweeting/blogging/face-booking (is that a verb?) about the summer of Gomez.

Every purchase counts as an entry so increase your chances by stocking up on some extremely cool birthday presents ;)


Graham Parke is responsible for a number of technical publications and has recently patented a self-folding map. He has been described as both a humanitarian and a pathological liar. Convincing evidence to support either allegation has yet to be produced.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

"Bryan Cohen Blog Tour and Giveaway"

Finishing Strong
By Bryan Cohen

This is my final visiting guest post on my 33 day blog tour around the Web. In an attempt to finish strong, I’m going to talk about the ultimate “strong finish” as conceived by Dr. Stephen Covey, author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

In Covey’s book, he discusses an exercise in which you are to look all the way ahead to your death. You aren’t to picture the circumstances surrounding it or the preparations of the event. As part of the exercise you are simply supposed to picture the eulogies delivered by your friends and loved ones. Ideally, you would probably want these eulogies to tell tales of a great person who accomplished amazing things and had an unshakable character. Covey essentially asks the question, “Well, how are you doing so far?”

If you were to project ahead to this day, what would these people actually say about you? Would they say that you went for your dreams and inspired people? Would they say that you were a good employee who worked hard for the money? Would they say that you were there for the people who cared about you the most? The trick with this exercise is that you get to choose what they are going to say. The way you choose, is by living the life the way you want to be talked about when you are no longer here.

When I first read about this exercise I was not particularly happy with the way I might be portrayed in the eulogies during my funeral. I was a passionate guy with big dreams who had accomplished little of what I’d set out to do in my creative life. Due to low funds and always needing a favor here and there, I had alienated many friends by not attending their events or to their needs. I spent a lot of time online and my weight was beginning to balloon from a lack of exercise.

I’m not saying that reading about this eulogy concept changed everything, but it was certainly a kick in the pants to head in the appropriate direction. I wanted to be known as a person who had accomplished things. I wanted people to say that I was a loyal friend and someone that they were happy to have known. I wanted to be an inspiration to people in my daily actions, my physique, my everything. That is how I want people to remember me when I’m gone.

I’m not all of the way there yet. There are still big things in this world I want to accomplish, but I know that I’ve spent a lot of my time wisely these last few years getting closer to where I want to end up by the end. None of us can control when we’re going to die and how it’s going to happen. But if we control the way in which we live, we can change how people look at our impact on the world after we go.


Bryan Cohen is giving away 100 personalized writing prompts to one giveaway entrant chosen at random during the blog tour. Personalized prompts are story starters that cater specifically to a writer’s subject matter, strengths/weaknesses, etc. Cohen will create the prompts to cater exclusively to the winner. He is giving away free digital copies of his book The Writing Sampler to everybody who enters, which includes excerpts from each of his four books on writing. The book contains essays, writing prompts and tips and tricks to enhance your writing skills. In addition, for each of Cohen’s books that reach the Top 500 on Amazon during his blog tour, he will add a $50 Amazon gift card to the drawing (up to six $50 cards in total)!

To enter, simply post a comment to this blog post with your e-mail address. Entries will be counted through June 2nd, 2011.

Bryan Cohen is a writer, actor and comedian from Dresher, Pennsylvania. Since graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill he has written four books (1,000 Creative Writing Prompts: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More, 500 Writing Prompts for Kids: First Grade through Fifth Grade, Sharpening the Pencil: Essays on Writing, Motivation, and Enjoying your Life, and Writer on the Side: How to Write Your Book Around Your 9 to 5 Job), several plays (Something from Nothing and Chekhov Kegstand: A Dorm Room Dramedy in Two Acts) and he was the head writer for an un-produced Web series (Covenant Coffee). His writing and motivation website Build Creative Writing Ideas has had over 100,000 visitors since it was founded in December 2008. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Follow Bryan on Twitter @buildcwideas.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

And the winner is.....


Congrats!!! I sent you an email with your ebook! Enjoy!