Saturday, March 30, 2013

Last day to get The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken for $0.99

The Bet
"I have a proposition for you..."
Kacey should have run the minute those words left Seattle millionaire Jake Titus's mouth. Instead, she made a deal with the devil in hopes of putting her past behind her once and for all.
Four days.
She could do four days!
But she wasn't counting on Jake’s older brother Travis being there to witness their farce of an engagement.
One thing is for certain.
One brother is right for her.
One wants a lifetime.
And one is in league with the devil.
She should have gotten Jake’s signature in blood.

 Last Day to get The Bet for $0.99  so buy it now for $0.99!!!! It goes up to $2.99 tomorrow!
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Friday, March 29, 2013

Legend of the Oceina Dragon by JF Jenkins

Legend of the Oceina Dragon (The Dragons Saga)

Darien Oceina is the youngest son of the Great Dragon Lord of the Water. For years he’s loved and cherished Tai Dawson from afar. Tai is a simple, ordinary girl who doesn’t even know Darien exists. On his eighteenth birthday, he chooses her as his wife. But there’s one problem: She thinks his choice means she’s going to be offered as a sacrifice to the Dragon Lord, but instead, she’s forced to move to his home, far away, to give up her life and be his bride.

When she first sees Darien after the ceremony, she doesn’t expect to feel anything but hatred toward him. The two are struggling with the complications of a new marriage when their nation is attacked by a rival dragon species. Together they learn to love one another while they struggle to stay one step ahead in a game where the prize is their survival.

Jewels Review:
Legend of the Oceina Dragon is the first book in Ms Jenkins’ Dragons Saga. I love the fantasy world that Ms Jenkins has created for this series. She did a wonderful job of creating a dragon mythology that intertwines with the human world. There are 4 dragon types: Oceina (water), Inero (fire), Terran (earth), & Aero (wind). Each dragon type has its own strengths and weaknesses along with its own way of keeping their “secret”. You see, all dragons are born male and so they are able to change into human form and each must find a human woman to marry.

This book follows the story of Darien and Tai’s relationship as they start out their marriage. I appreciated that the relationship has depth. Tai isn’t a girl who simply swoons over the gorgeous Darien and immediately falls in love. She was raised by a single mother (her father left when she was young) and she was never very social. Although she is grateful to be alive and not eaten by the dragon, she really struggles with finding herself in a marriage relationship far from home and isolated from her mother.

While there isn’t a lot of character development with many of the secondary characters, I felt the main characters and the mythology were very well developed. I was drawn into the story right from the start and was kept engaged throughout the book. I really enjoyed learning about the dragons along with the developing relationship between Darien and Tai. When I finished the book, I immediately went in search of the next book. I was so pleased to find that there are four more books already out and additional free material on the author’s website. I highly recommend this series and eagerly await the conclusion of this series.

Source~ Astraea Press Book of the Month Club

You can pick up the kindle book here

Thursday, March 28, 2013

New Release TODAY!! The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken

The Bet
"I have a proposition for you..."
Kacey should have run the minute those words left Seattle millionaire Jake Titus's mouth. Instead, she made a deal with the devil in hopes of putting her past behind her once and for all.
Four days.
She could do four days!
But she wasn't counting on Jake’s older brother Travis being there to witness their farce of an engagement.
One thing is for certain.
One brother is right for her.
One wants a lifetime.
And one is in league with the devil.
She should have gotten Jake’s signature in blood.

 The Bet will be $0.99 for the first three days and then it goes up to $2.99 so buy it now for $0.99!!!!
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Pull by Rachel Van Dyken

Pull (A Seaside Novel Book 2)

Demetri Daniels...lead singer of the band AD2...certified drug addict and recovering alcoholic who's slightly obsessed with taffy and terrified of ostriches.
He can't seem to catch a break when it comes to women, but maybe that just because he's cursed to be constantly chasing after those he can't have.
His music is his life, but for the past few months, he hasn't been able to write one single song. He blames Nat, but really he knows its because his head hasn't been clear enough to write anything this past year considering he fell off the deep end.
Finally taking responsibility for his actions, he tries again, only this time, he's decided to be a stronger better version of himself.
His favorite taffy flavors are the ones that are alcohol flavored, for obvious reasons.
His lucky number is 1 because according to him, he's first in everything regardless of what Alec says.
He kisses like a god--and he knows it.
His dimples are to die for.
Rumor has it that his smile caused an elderly woman to go into cardiac arrest, though he claims it wasn't proven.
And he currently feels like a chick because his emotions are on overdrive from being clean for almost a year. Oh ya, and he just fell in love. Again. Only this love triangle is a lot harder to break through.
After do you fight a ghost?

Review by jewelz
“Sometimes when love pushes you, it’s time to pull until you snap.”
I have been waiting for Pull to be released since reading Tear back in November. I’ve been teased mercilessly by the little “teaser” quotes posted on Facebook by Rachel VanDyken over the past few months that I was near ready to pull my hair out. Finally, it’s in my hands (well, on my iPad) and I read it straight through in one day. True to the style and feel of Tear, this sequel is a gritty, emotional, true-to life and angsty romance that I couldn’t put down. 
While in Tear, I felt a few plot lines were "rushed" at the end and that there were some inconsistencies in Nat's character - Pull didn't have these issues. Yes, the "climax" kind of hit all at once, but it wasn't forced and it played out in very realistic way. I didn't feel that any of the plot lines were condensed inappropriately. Everything was fleshed out nicely.
Our main character this time is Demetri, the slightly ADD, recovering drug and alcohol addicted brother who’s trying to stay on the straight and narrow now that he survived a near-fatal car crash. Nat cons Demetri into working at Seaside Taffy to help keep himself out of trouble while Alec & Nat are in LA. He sits on the corner singing the jingle and passing out taffy samples.
Enter Alyssa, the taffy girl from the store across the street. If Alec and Demetri had emotional baggage, Alyssa has a truck-full. At least in her view. Truly her baggage isn’t much different from what Demetri is carrying, but she hasn’t dealt with it as well. Not that drugs and alcohol are a good way of dealing with past pain – but Demetri has grown up in Pull. He is staying clean and even though he questions his value as a friend and his worth as a person, he has that “rock star ego” that keeps him putting one foot in front of the other. He also has a wonderful support system in Alec and Nat, and has actually learned a thing or two from Mrs. Murray (Nat’s mom and Demetri’s psychiatrist).
The fragile relationship that grows between Demetri and Alyssa unfolds beautifully. It’s complex and fraught with emotional outbursts and tender moments. The two of them are so much alike and yet so different.  They carry similar pain but Demetri has reached a point that he can help Alyssa deal with hers. He knows when to push and when to pull, and he knows when to give her space. Through their experiences together they learn that “…love, the type of love that’s real…it’s selfless, it’s persistent. Real love pushes your boundaries, it pulls you until you snap, and then when you think you can’t take anymore, it’s relentless in its pursuit of your body, soul, and heart.”
Shatter, the third book in the Seaside series, can’t come soon enough.

source~author for review

you can pick up a kindle copy here

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Check out Homerun by Ruth Roberts!!!!

Roberto is down to his last strike…will he win the most important game of his life or will it be a shut out?
Cynthiana, beautiful, intelligent, and by all appearances, a spoiled socialite, finds herself as chair of the Inner City Youth League Charity Gala.  Her Co-Chair, Roberto Luque, is Major League Baseball’s newest playboy from the Dominican Republic.  Far from being in the league of men her parents expect her to choose from, which is just fine with her, since she has sworn off playboys.  But, as they work together she discovers his devotion to the inner city children and wonders if there is more to him than his playboy reputation.  Will she break her no playboy rule long enough to find out? 
Roberto fought his way into the Majors.  Now a successful pitcher for the Texas Rangers, he is living the life he always dreamed of—until he faces off with a bad-tempered, blue-eyed, redhead that is not his type.  Why is he so drawn to her?  The Charity Gala gives him a chance to find out.  What he finds beneath that socialite veneer captivates him, heart and soul.  
When her powerful father threatens to tear them apart, destroying not only their love, but also Roberto’s hard won career, will he be willing to give it all up for love? 
Contemporary Romance
Novella/ Ebook format
$1.99 and available through all major eBook retailers!

How had she been talked into this? Cynthiana Davenport was in way over her head. She did not plan fundraiser galas; she attended them. So why was it that she was now head of the planning committee? And for baseball of all things. She didn’t even like baseball, much less know anything about the sport. So what if her best friend had married a hunky major league player last year? Just because Stacy had to learn about the sport didn’t mean she did. She was going to call her right now and tell her the deal was off. Someone else would have to take her place.
Cynthiana dug her phone out of her purse and was about to hit speed dial when she groaned in resignation and threw it back into her purse. Stacy was seven months pregnant with twins and on total bed rest. She couldn’t back out. Stacy didn’t need that kind of stress. The gala was only a month away and everything was practically complete. A piece of cake, right? She could do this. Besides, it was only a big party, and if there was one thing Cynthiana was good at, it was throwing parties. Sure, this one was a little more complex than she was used to, but hey, how much trouble could five hundred wealthy elite and a handful of athletes be?
Not nearly as much trouble as managing her growing feelings for one very gorgeous, very charming baseball player with deep brown eyes and a killer smile...who just happened to be her right hand on the planning committee. Roberto Luque. If she could just ignore his adorable dimples, she might get through the next few hours. Roberto was a playboy and she didn’t date playboys. Ever. She would just have to keep her feelings under tight control until the night was over. Hadn’t she managed to do just that every time they had seen each other over the past year? Admittedly, it was growing harder and harder, especially since he seemed to be stepping up the charm. A man like Roberto knew very well when a woman was attracted to him, but she was determined not to be one of the many on that list. So far she had remained safe by provoking some sort of argument with him any time they were together—that usually cooled things down—but she hadn’t been able to do that since they started working together on the gala. Thankfully, they wouldn’t be alone tonight, the rest of the committee would be there too. Which was a good thing, considering they were meeting at her house. Heaven only knew what would happen if the two of them were alone. Together. Spontaneous combustion came to mind.
Her two story, red-brick house on twenty-five acres in a small Dallas suburb gave her the privacy of having a slice of the country while remaining close to the city. Deciding they would be more comfortable working in the living room, she finished setting out the last of the Chinese food boxes on the coffee table. The doorbell rang. Refusing to glance in the mirror by the door, she opened it to find Roberto. Just Roberto.
It was dangerous to womankind for one man to be so handsome. That mischievous glint in his dark eyes, a touch of humor on his full lips, dark tendrils of hair curled on his forehead and at his nape. How was it that the sight of him made her feel lightheaded? Get a grip girl, he’s only a man.
“Hi, Princesa. I brought the wine and the guest lists as you ordered.”
“I don’t order, I request.” Defensive mode was her method of survival around him. She stepped back and invited him in.
Roberto stood just inside and surveyed her house. She followed his gaze. Lots of windows let in plenty of sunlight. Sheer red curtains over white slatted blinds complemented the also white carpeting and black leather sectional with red throw pillows scattered over it. Why was it so important that he like her home?
With a smile and a shake of his head, Roberto said, “Nice. It suits you. Fiery yet warm. By the way, Jennifer and Raquel won’t be able to make it tonight.” Striding inside, he set the wine bottle on the table next to the wine glasses and the manila folder containing the guest lists on the sofa.
So much for her well-laid plans. “Why not? We have a lot to do tonight. Why didn’t they call me?” She wanted to stomp her foot like a child.
Fortunately, she was able to control that urge. Unfortunately, her face felt as hot as stoked fire. Darn, why did she have such pale skin? Was it anger or the thought of being alone with him? Anger, definitely anger.
“Because they called me,” Roberto replied. “Between the two of us, we can get everything done. Not to worry, Princesa, hard work is not hazardous to your health.” 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent (Divergent)

One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.
New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.

Review by Jewelz
Insurgent was everything I hoped it would be after reading Divergent. The fast pace and twists and turns continued to keep me mentally on my toes and completely engaged in the plot. It was another book I just couldn’t put down and when it ended…oh my what will I do until the third book comes out? Perhaps I’ll have to re-read the first two and try to catch additional details, foreshadowing, etc that I know I missed because I tore through the book so quickly.

In this sequel, Ms Roth does a wonderful job continuing to develop all the elements of her dystopian world. We learn more about the factions as Tris and Four interact with each faction and even the “factionless”. Tris’ and Four’s relationship is stretched and tried as they face various struggles, including the influence of family members.  There were times I really wondered if their relationship was going to last. They both carry so much baggage and there are so many outside influences that their relationship is really put to the test (so to speak).As I was reading, I truly began to wonder if anyone was who I really thought they were. As in Divergent, the characters are well developed and three-dimensional. So many characters surprised me – not by breaking character, but by being so influenced and changed by experiences that they developed into characters different from how I had them “pegged”. This is only one way that the reader is kept intellectually engaged. There is great depth to this series and it is refreshing to come across it in today’s YA literature.

Source~ purchased

you can pick up the kindle book here 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

New Release~ Submerged by Cheryl Kaye Tardie

From Cheryl Kaye Tardif, the international bestselling author that brought you CHILDREN OF THE FOG, comes a terrifying new thriller that will leave you breathless…

"Submerged reads like an approaching storm, full of darkness, dread and electricity. Prepare for your skin to crawl."
—Andrew Gross, New York Times bestselling author of 15 Seconds

Two strangers submerged in guilt, brought together by fate…

After a tragic car accident claims the lives of his wife, Jane, and son, Ryan, Marcus Taylor is immersed in grief. But his family isn't the only thing he has lost. An addiction to painkillers has taken away his career as a paramedic. Working as a 911 operator is now the closest he gets to redemption—until he gets a call from a woman trapped in a car.

Rebecca Kingston yearns for a quiet weekend getaway, so she can think about her impending divorce from her abusive husband. When a mysterious truck runs her off the road, she is pinned behind the steering wheel, unable to help her two children in the back seat. Her only lifeline is a cell phone with a quickly depleting battery and a stranger's calm voice on the other end telling her everything will be all right.

*SUBMERGED has a unique tie-in to Tardif`s international bestseller, CHILDREN OF THE FOG.

More Reviews:

"From the first page, you know you are in the hands of a seasoned and expert storyteller who is going to keep you up at night turning the pages. Tardif knows her stuff. There's a reason she sells like wildfire—her words burn up the pages. A wonderful, scary, heart-pumping writer." —M.J. Rose, international bestselling author of Seduction

"Tardif once again delivers a suspenseful supernatural masterpiece." —Scott Nicholson, international bestselling author of The Home

"From the first page, Cheryl Kaye Tardif takes you hostage with Submerged—a compelling tale of anguish and redemption." —Rick Mofina, bestselling author of Into the Dark

"Cheryl Kaye Tardif's latest novel SUBMERGED will leave you as haunted as its characters." —Joshua Corin, bestselling author of Before Cain Strikes

"Submerged will leave you breathless—an edge of your seat, supernatural thrill ride." —Jeff Bennington, bestselling author of Twisted Vengeance

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This is the email I got from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer !!! I think this will be a great place to find ebooks!


Posted: 23 Mar 2013 02:42 PM PDT
FEED YOUR READER UPDATE:  For those who love my Kindle Freebie & Deal posts.

I took the plunge and made the switch to Wordpress for my new Feed Your Reader Blog.  Quite a leap for me since Blogger is what I know and what I am comfortable with.  Over the next few weeks I will be working on graphics and layout for the new site but for now at least it is working.  I also have a great giveaway planned to help launch the site!

Who knew I would become such an advocate for ebooks.  I used to dislike them but I've been totally converted.  The goal of the new site is to feature ebook deals.  Most of the books I will feature will be under $5.

For now I am only focusing on Kindle Ebooks found on  I may expand it to include other sites in the future but for now that is all that will be featured.

If you are an author with a Kindle book you would like featured you can submit your book via the form found on the site.

Currently you can subscribe to Feed Your Reader via email to receive notifications directly to your inbox each time I put up a new post (typically about 3 or 4 emails each day).  Or you can sign up for the mailing list to receive occasional updates about the site (a few times a month).

There will still be an occasional Feed Your Reader post featured here on I Am A Reader, Not A Writer but most of them will now be found exclusively on the new site.

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Last chance to get this at $2.99 before it goes back up to $5.99!

For a limited time only get all three full-length books in the Scandalous Sisters Series--Intentions of the Earl, Liberty for Paul, To Win His Wayward Wife

Intentions of the Earl—Andrew Black a penniless earl makes a pact to ruin Brooke Banks, an American hoyden, never suspecting for a moment he’ll lose his heart along the way...

Liberty for Paul—Liberty Banks, an American vicar’s daughter, loves propriety almost as much as she hates Paul Grimes, the man her father is mentoring, and will go to any length she sees fit to see the improper man out the door and out of her life. But when she’s forced to marry him, she’ll learn there’s a lot more to life, love and this man than she originally thought.

To Win His Wayward Wife—A gentleman who’s spent the last five years pining for the love of his life will get his second chance: marriage to the beautiful, witty, but rather withdrawn Madison Banks. The only problem? She has no interest in him.


Mitch’s Win is Available on Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble!

Mitch’s Win is Available on Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble!

by Ruth Ann Nordin
When Mitch Grady goes to a saloon to help his brother, he finds that his brother’s horse isn’t the only thing being offered in a poker game. Heather Curtiss’ brother has bet her as well. Vowing an innocent woman won’t be forced to give up her virtue to a disreputable gambler, Mitch joins the game. With luck, he wins and frees Heather.

Seeing this as her chance to get away from her brother, Heather appeals to Mitch’s kindness. She proposes marriage and offers to help him care for two children and his ailing mother. He accepts, but Heather’s brother hasn’t gone away. And Mitch might find that keeping her is going to take more than a poker game.

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Exclusive: Download a FREE Ebook Copy of Spellbound Now!

Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz

What's a girl to do when meeting The One means she's cursed to die a horrible death?

Life hasn't been easy on sixteen-year-old Emma Conner, so a new start in New York may be just the change she needs. But the posh Upper East Side prep school she has to attend? Not so much. Friendly faces are few and far between, except for one that she's irresistibly drawn to - Brendan Salinger, the guy with the rock-star good looks and the richest kid in school, who might just be her very own white knight.

But even when Brendan inexplicably turns cold, Emma can't stop staring. Ever since she laid eyes on him, strange things have been happening.
Streetlamps go out wherever she walks, and Emma's been having the oddest dreams: visions of herself in past lives - visions that warn her to stay away from Brendan. Or else...


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Cover Reveal, Guest Post and Giveaway by Heidi Garrett~

Why Do I Write Fantasy? or You Never Know Who Might Show Up at Your Front Door
By Heidi Garrett

As long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with the truths that my physical senses cannot explain: the mystical things occurring on this planet. Writing fantastical stories is my testament to these other layers of reality.

There are many ways of looking at our world. Imagine sitting at home, perhaps in your living room. There’s a knock on the door. When you open it, a funny little woman is standing there. She is about half your height, and a plaid crimson kerchief—knotted under her hooked chin—covers her head. Her dress is sack-like over her square body. She’s wearing an apron that could use a good ironing and she’s carrying a battered brown suitcase that’s almost as big as she is.

“As long as you’re staring, a glass of water would be nice,” she says.

Despite her gruff manner, you sense something mysterious about this stranger, and to be honest, you’re dying to know more about her. When she crosses the threshold of your home, a strong wind slams the door behind her. You both jump. There hasn’t been a breeze all day. In fact, it’s sweltering and heat waves have been rising from the melting pavement for weeks.

When you offer it, she almost grabs the glass from your hand, and you can’t stop your staring—even though you know it’s rude—as she drinks in noisy gulps.

“What? You’ve never seen a spring faerie before?” she asks.

Before you can answer, she wipes her mouth with the back of her hand. “Guess not, there aren’t many of us left. And I haven’t been to the Mortal World, since…”
She stops. Her deeply etched face softens. Something like sorrow pools in her dark brown eyes. She waves her hand. “That’s not what I’m here to talk about.”

Your heart tugs. You want to pull her from that sad place. “What’s in your suitcase?”

She points to the table. “I’ll show you.”

The suitcase is filled with eyeglasses. There are so many. Some have square black frames, others have round wire frames; there are a few speckled frames with octagonal lenses. You spy a pair of purple ones.

She shoves a pair of thick black glasses into your hand. “Put these on. Tell me what you see.”

With the eyeglasses settled on the bridge of your nose, you can’t see anything but yourself. You blink. You can see your hands and feet, your legs and toes. But the spring faerie—if that’s really what she is—is just a blur. You pull them off. She trades them for a pair of wire rims. With these glasses you can see her and your home.

“What’s your name?” you ask.


“Like flowers blooming.”

She nods and looks away with that whiff of sadness.

Again, there is something about her that pulls at your heart. You think of the miracle of spring after a long hard winter, and that she shouldn’t be sad—if she really is a spring faerie.

“ don’t have any wings,” you say.

She smoothes the wrinkles in her apron. “Not all faeries do.”


She almost jerks the wire-rim spectacles from your nose. You reach for that purple pair. She doesn’t stop you. Now, you can see down the street; your eyes travel the highway. Your view elevates, as if you are a bird. Soon you see the entire city you live in. With each pair of glasses, you see the bigger world.

When Flora tucks the temple arms of a pair of red frames behind your ears, perspective zooms around you. It’s like the lens pulls you into outer space, and you can see the entire world and all the billions of people who live on Earth.

Your heart flutters in your chest; it’s a lot to take in.

“Now—” Flora hands you a pair of fuchsia glasses with tiny rhinestones embedded in the frames. “Try on these.”

When you put them on, you’re able to see beyond the physical entirety of the world into the things that you’ve always known exist, but since you can’t see, touch, smell, or hear them, sometimes you’ve doubted. But you’ll never doubt again, because now—with these special glasses—you can actually see the bonds of love that death can never sever, the strings of fate that wrap the brown paper package of all our lives with twine, the tide of time that alters us, even as we never change...

But most importantly, you’ve seen that you belong here, on this planet. And you know—without a shadow of a doubt—that everything fits. Including you.

“I don’t ever want to take these glasses off,” you say.

Flora is already cramming the rest of them back into her bag. “Then don’t.”
The Queen of the Realm of Faerie is a fairy tale fantasy series that bridges the Mortal and Enchanted worlds. The main character, Melia, is an eighteen-year-old half-faerie, half-mortal. She lives in Illialei, a country in the Enchanted World, with her two sisters and their mother. Melia’s father has been exiled to the Mortal World, and her best friend is a pixie.

When the story opens in the first book, Melia is troubled by her dark moon visions, gossip she overhears about her parents at the local market, and the trauma of living among full-blooded faeries with wings—she doesn’t have any.

As the series unfolds, the historic and mystical forces that shape Melia’s life are revealed. Each step of her journey—to find the place where she belongs—alters her perceptions about herself, deepens her relationships with others, and enlarges her world view.

In The Dragon Carnivale, book 3 of The Queen of the Realm of Faerie, energies in the Enchanted World are shifting and new alliances are forming; the Battle of Dark and Light has begun. Melia is desperate to make things right with Ryder, the young priest from Idonne, but first she must warn the half-bloods in the Mortal World that Umbra is coming for them, and face the powerful Dragonwitch and her spectacular Dragon Carnivale.

The first two books in the series: Nandana’s Mark and The Flower of Isbelline are currently available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, and Smashwords. Nandana’s Mark is free.

The Dragon Carnivale is scheduled for a June 18, 2013, release.

Sign-up for Heidi Garrett’s new release email List and receive a lavender and gold Half-Faerie bracelet while supplies last…because you’re half faerie, too, right?

Author Bio
Heidi Garrett is the author of The Queen of the Realm of Faerie series. Her personal message to all her readers is:

Once upon a time, you lived in an enchanted world, too…

There is magic in all our lives; sometimes we need to look through different eyes to see it.

The Queen of the Realm of Faerie includes many strong female characters within an intricate fantasy land. It is also a fairy tale fantasy.
The first book, Nandana’s Mark, is one of those free ebooks; the second book, The Flower of Isbelline, is now available; and the third book, The Dragon Carnivale, will be released in June 2013.
The series was inspired by the 15th century French fairy tale, Melusine.
Heidi's hope is that when you read her books, you will rediscover the enchantment in your own life.
She currently resides in eastern Washington with her husband and their two cats. So far, she loves the snow. Being from the South, she finds it magical.

Learn more about Heidi and enjoy her stream-of-consciousness reading journal, Eating Magic, at: If you want to say hello, give her a shout out on Twitter at @heidigwrites or on Facebook at

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Cover Reveal~ The Karmic Connection by Libby Mercer!!!


What is the universe up to?

Guilty of nothing other than working too much - or so they say - Adam Stowe is dumped at a "wellness center" in the middle of nowhere by a couple of concerned colleagues. When he meets Lorraine, the beautiful and bewitching yoga instructor, his spirits start to lift, but once he discovers what a flighty fruitcake she is, they drop back down to subterranean levels.

For Lorraine Jameson, Luna Wellness Center was a beacon of solace when her life was falling apart, and she can't stand the way Adam's toxic energy is poisoning the peace. He embodies everything negative about the life she discarded eighteen months ago. Despite being fiercely attracted to the arrogant man, she's determined not to let Adam Stowe anywhere near her heart.

Adam and Lorraine couldn't be more unsuitable as a potential couple... so why is the universe so dead set on uniting these two?
The Karmic Connection is a different kind of love story with a cast of quirky characters and a mystical, magical New Age-y flavor.

Here are important links about the author~

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop open till 3-22!

Welcome to my giveaway!
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  The Princess and the Bear by Mette Ivie Harrison
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He was once a king, turned into a bear as punishment for his cruel and selfish deeds.
She was a once a princess, now living in the form of a hound.
Wary companions, they are sent—in human form—back to a time when magic went terribly astray. Together they must right the wrongs caused by this devastating power—if only they can find a way to trust each other.
But even as each becomes aware of an ever-growing attraction, the stakes are rising and they must find a way to eliminate this evil force—or risk losing each other forever.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

One Classic Latin Lover, Please by Marcia Lynn McClure

One Classic Latin Lover, Please 

Tierney’s smile broadened as she read the front of the card aloud. “A special day demands a special gift…a gift sent with loving intent. Therefore, for you on your special day, I present to you…” Tierney paused long enough to open the card and then read, “One Classic Latin Lover with a very special message. I love you, baby sister. Alec.”
As fast as she could, Tierney tore the wrapping paper on the front of the tall package to reveal a plastic handle attached to the box with the words, Pull This, written nearby.
Pulling on the handle, Tierney gasped as the front of the box broke away to reveal Alec’s gift—one classic Latin lover!
There inside the large box stood a man—not a cardboard cutout man but a real man. And, oh, what a man it was! Tierney’s mouth hung agape as she studied the man standing in the box. He was literally tall, dark, and incredibly, incredibly handsome! Dressed in a high-end white shirt, black tuxedo, and black bow tie, the man owned black, loosely swept back, Antonio Banderas hair that gave him both the short-cropped look of a refined gentleman and yet the “just raked my fingers through my hair” appearance of a man who could seduce a woman with simply a smile. His short, dark whisker growth was perfectly manicured—a goatee and mustache, with a not-too-thin and not-too thick beard line that followed his perfect square jaw from his goateed chin to his side burns. His eyes were dark and smoldering—the perfect complement to his Latin complexion. His cheekbones were set high, and his nose was as straight a nose as Tierney had ever seen. Broad shoulders, long legs—the man was gorgeous!

Review by Jewelz~
I have read most, if not all of Marcia Lynn McClure’s books. I consider myself a fan – I really don’t think anyone writes kissing scenes as well as she does. I’ve come to know her style and what to expect when I pick up one of her books. That said, I was unfortunately left unsatisfied with this short novel. It had all of the right elements – a sweet, innocent heroine; a gorgeous hunk of a man (with the required shirtless scene); along with all the quirky MLM things we know and love. So, it wasn’t that anything was “missing” per say, but what she added that I didn’t care for.
First, the good stuff: It comes with “Chimney Sweep Charm” at the end of the e-book and the paperback. So, you get two novellas for the price. Once Classic Latin Lover, Please started off great. I loved Tierney’s obsession with “classic Latin lovers” and the fun and supportive relationship that she had with her brother Alec. The stressful relationship between her and her parents because of her mom’s societal expectations was a good way to add depth to Tierney’s character. Her fickle friends were stereotypical, but that was totally appropriate for family’s societal status.
The bridal shower was amazing! Who wouldn’t want to have a brother like Alec, who sent his little sister a real, true to life, classic Latin lover? A brother who cared enough about his little sister to go to such extremes to prevent her from making the biggest mistake of her life? LOVE THAT!
Unfortunately, once Tierney left California and headed to Washington to be with her brother Alec, plot holes showed up along with other distractions that left me with an over-all dissatisfaction with the book.
Case in point: when Tierney attends Rome’s family Halloween party (which was AMAZING by the way), Heidi rushes in and makes a big deal about ANOTHER person walking into a plane propeller and Alec comments that it had happened the year before. Enough time is spent on the topic that, as a reader, I thought it was important and would somehow tie into the plot. Nope. It was really never mentioned again and was just a distraction to me, because I kept waiting to see how that would get tied in.
Then there’s the whole to-do about Heidi and how Rome thinks that Alec has a crush on her when Tierney first arrives. In actuality he really likes Rome’s sister Celeste and Rome seems to know this and then schemes with Tierney to get Alec & Celeste together with no further mention of the supposed crush on Heidi.
Probably my biggest complaint, however is that the bulk of it read like a psychological case study instead of a sweet romance. There was so much “psychobabble” going on that I thought I was reading a different author. Perhaps MLM was thinking she was adding depth to her characters and storyline, but it was just plain annoying to me. Like I said, I’ve read a lot of MLM’s books and I know what to expect from her – this was like an ugly step-sister or something. There are enough of her trademark elements (and those are sooo well done) that it masqueraded as a sweet MLM story, but underneath it was something else entirely.

Source~ purchased

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