Friday, September 28, 2012

SAVE THE LEMMINGS REVIEW

Today, I have the pleasure of sharing my thoughts on Kai Strand's newest book for Middle Grade Readers: SAVE THE LEMMINGS



The Review:

Do you know someone who is always cheery and smiley and greets you with a happy saying? Does this person make you want to hide every time you see them approaching? Does their positive outlook on life inspire you? Or does it make you want to snap back at them “Why are you always so upbeat, huh?”

In SAVE THE LEMMINGS, Author Kai Strand’s latest novel for middle grade readers, we meet 12-year-old Natalie Isabelle Cailean Edwards who always has a snappy saying and a huge smile for her friends, teachers, and the other students at school. Natalie, with help from her best friends, invents the Texty-Talky, and once her invention becomes a reality life will never be the same for Natalie. The author creates a distinct personality for other characters in the story, as well as for her main character, Natalie. Sandra is the grumpy athlete; Jayne scratches a lot; Tamilla is a computer genius. And what’s a book without a bad guy? SAVE THE LEMMINGS has Trudy and her buddies that delight in making fun of Natalie and even getting her into serious trouble whenever they can. Where do the lemmings from the title come in, you might be wondering? The little critters play an important role in the story, but I don’t want to give away too much. You’ll see when you read the book.

Kai Strand has written a story that should appeal to middle school/tween readers who are budding inventors or just students that enjoy a fun read with a subtle lesson about the price of fame. This book would make a great addition to school classrooms, public libraries, and your own private library. And after you finish reading it, go out and “Save the Lemmings.” You’ll be happy you did.

EBook courtesy of the author.

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  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • Publisher: MLR Press (August 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1608207102
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608207107

  • About the Author:





    Kai Strand writes fiction for middle grade and young adult readers. Her debut novel, The Weaver, was a finalist in the 2012 EPIC eBook Awards. The Wishing Well: Another Weaver Tale is set in the same storytelling village as The Weaver. She is a (very lucky) wife and the mother of four amazing kids. The most common sound in her household is laughter. The second most common is, "Do your dishes!" She and her family hike, geocache, and canoe in beautiful Central Oregon, where they call home.






    Happy Reading

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012

    DOMINICK DOMINGO'S BOOK SIGNING

    Hey, everyone, I wanted to let you know about Dominick Domingo's Book Signing for his debut novel THE NAMELESS PRINCE. Here's the info. Sure wish I could be there.

    Please join me, author Dominick R. Domingo, for a reading/signing of my Young Adult Fantasy novel The Nameless Prince!

    The reading will take place Wed., Oct 3rd, 7 P.M., at Vroman's bookstore in Pasadena, the oldest bookstore in the L.A. area!
    This will be one of few live readings, and likely the only one I will bother friends and family with, so I hope everyone can come!


    Vroman's Bookstore 695 E. Colorado Blvd
    Pasadena, CA 91101
    Tel: 626-449-5320

     
    The Nameless Prince

    Author Reading and book signing

    Wed, Oct. 3

    7 P.M.
     
     
     
    Hope to see you there!
    Thanks!
    Dominick
     

    Friday, September 21, 2012

    DEBUT AUTHOR BETH FRED

    Today, it is my pleasure to host Author Beth Fred. Beth lives in Wisconsin with her husband and their little ELF (Emily Lace Fred). She spends her time bringing her day dreams to life on paper, and blogging about bringing day dreams to life. You can find more about that at
    www.bethfred.com

    Beth has a neat story to tell you, about her debut novella and life in general.


    Lessons Learned From Fate (Kismet)

    Kismet will be my first publication. It’s also the first piece of my fiction to garner real interest from traditional publishers. I learned so much from this short story, that I can’t possibly contain it to one small post, so I’ve decided to focus on two lessons learned from Fate.

    First of all, Fate is a horrible title for a book of any sort, whether it be a short story or full length novel. Don’t get me wrong, I believe in fate or destiny. Call it what you will. I also believe there are 2592 results for “fate” on goodreads. That is a lot of competition. Now you might think this doesn’t matter, but a certain book blogger went to B&N in 2010 to buy Sea and came back with Sea Changed. The good news is Sea Changed is a good book. The bad is said blogger still has not read Sea. Should anyone be looking for my book, I want them to find my book. So fate became kismet.

    On a more serious note, I always believed I was a “muse” writer. I could only write when I was “inspired.” I was wrong. Kismet was written to a submissions call for an anthology on a deadline. I missed the deadline by one day. Still I came out of it with the clearest plot I’d ever written and the new found piece of information that I can write from any idea I want. It doesn’t have to be some divine message delivered to me in a dream.

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    Well said, Beth, and something for us all to consider.

    Short Blurb

    Tiffany is a hard-working accountant with no time for love. After escaping her sister's too wild Cancun bachelorette party, she meets a local guy, Luke in the bar. When they're forced to spend time together, Tiffany lets her guard down, but she still has to return to the US in two days. Will the airport be their final goodbye?


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    Happy Reading.

     


    Wednesday, September 19, 2012

    TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY

    Ahoy, mateys!

    Wow! I almost missed this. Today is "Talk like a pirate" day. The year 2012 is the 10th anniversary of the worldwide celebration of International Talk Like A Pirate Day. To learn more about the day and its creators check their site: http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html

    Also, to celebrate my forthcoming Tween novel A Pirate, a Blockade Runner, and a Cat, from MuseItUp Publishing, here's a bit about the story:

    Thirteen-year-old Erik Burks’ life is falling apart. When he discovers a lace bra in the glove compartment of his dad’s car, his mom leaves his father and drags Erik from being the king of the hill in Texas to the bottom of the pits in South Carolina. No Dad, no baseball, no friends, just Starry Knight (a girl who reads minds) and her equally weird brother, Stormy, the twins that live down the block.

    Just when Erik thinks life can’t get any worse, while hanging out at the beach one evening he and the twins notice lights radiating from the lighthouse. The only problem is the lighthouse was deactivated years ago. Stranger still, a ship materializes in the moonlit harbor. Curious, the twins and a reluctant Erik investigate and discover the ghost of a blockade runner waiting for his father to return. There’s also a phantom cat seeking her descendants and a pirate who prowls Charleston Harbor in search of Blackbeard, the scurvy dog that stole his ship.

    A former nonbeliever in the existence of ghosts, Erik cannot deny the proof before him. And he has a revelation: The ghosts may be the answer to his desire to return home. Erik soon makes a deal with the ghosts. He’ll help them find what they’re looking for so their spirits can rest in peace. In return, the ghosts will scare Erik’s mother so she‘ll be on the next flight back to Texas. Star thinks his plan stinks, but Erik wants his life back, even at the cost of his mother’s sanity.
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    Happy Reading.


    Monday, September 17, 2012

    SAVE THE LEMMINGS

    Quote for the week:  Oh yes, the past can hurt. But, you can either run from it or learn from it.  From the movie Lion King, 1994

    Today, it is my pleasure to host the awesome author and critique partner, Kai Strand, who's here to tell us about her new book, SAVE THE LEMMINGS.

    Kai Strand writes fiction for middle grade and young adult readers. Her debut novel, The Weaver, was a finalist in the 2012 EPIC eBook Awards. The Wishing Well: Another Weaver Tale is set in the same storytelling village as The Weaver. She is a (very lucky) wife and the mother of four amazing kids. The most common sound in her household is laughter. The second most common is, "Do your dishes!" She and her family hike, geocache, and canoe in beautiful Central Oregon, where they call home.

    To find out more about Kai’s books, download companion documents, find links to her published short stories and discover all the places to find Kai both virtually and in person, visit her website: www.kaistrand.com. She loves to hear from readers, so feel free to send her an email or visit her facebook page, Kai Strand, Author. 


    My new novel, Save the Lemmings, isn’t about lemmings at all, really. Here’s the blurb:

    When Natalie’s Texty-Talky invention makes her an overnight sensation, the media digs until they find a way to smear her goody-goody image. When her best friends start believing what they read, Natalie’s sunny spirit is pushed to its limits. How will Natalie stop the lies and win her friends back? And who will SAVE THE LEMMINGS?

    However there is a sub-plot in which Natalie supports the Save the Lemmings! Foundation. This is symbolic as much as it is fun. So, why lemmings? Why not Save the Sea Otters?

    World English dictionary lists its second definition of lemming as such: a member of any large group following an unthinking course towards mass destruction. In Save the Lemmings, Natalie’s sudden fame turns sour when a local reporter releases a story that smears her goody-goody image. She ends up trapped inside her own home to avoid fueling the media fire. Her friends and the public act like lemmings when they blindly believe the reports of her drug use or of her stealing the design for her invention.

    You may scoff, “Unbelievable!”

    Unfortunately, it isn’t off base. Last year author J.K. Rowling testified to a London courtroom how press intrusion made her feel like a prisoner in her own home. She said that having reporters camped on her doorstep was "like being under siege and like being a hostage." In the same courtroom inquiry, actress Sienna Miller testified that a stream of personal stories about her in the tabloids led her to accuse family and friends of leaking information. Turns out her cell phone voice mail had been hacked. You can read more about their testimonies here:
    http://news.yahoo.com/jk-rowling-uk-press-left-feeling-under-siege-160752017.html.

    We don’t meet many of the people we read about on a regular basis. Often the only information we learn about them is what is reported on-line, or in magazines and newspaper articles. Don’t be a lemming. Next time you are reading a story that seems sensational, ask yourself if you can trust the source before passing judgment on the subject.



    About the Book: SAVE THE LEMMINGS!  8th grade inventor, Natalie Isabelle Cailean Edwards is the N.I.C.E. girl who finishes last with the kids in school. Sappy inspirational phrases and monochromatic outfits have all but her best friends wrinkling their nose at her. When Natalie’s invention, the Texty-Talky, goes nationwide, she becomes an overnight sensation. Suddenly her days consist of photo shoots and interviews with little time left for her friends. A local reporter shatters her good-girl image by reporting a graffiti incident and the media launches into a smear campaign. It is so bad, even her friends start to believe the stories. Will Natalie be able to overcome the lies being printed about her? Pick up your copy of Save the Lemmings from the publisher’s website:

    http://www.featherweightpublishing.com/ShowBook.php?YA=KS_SAVE_LEMMINGS or on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Save-Lemmings-Kai-Strand/dp/1608207102/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345817858&sr=1-3&keywords=save+the+lemmings

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    Thank you, Kai, for visiting with us today.  You leave us with some very good thoughts.

    Watch for my review of SAVE THE LEMMINGS. Coming soon.

    Happy Reading
     

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012

    CELEBRATE WITH SHERI LARSEN

     
    Today, I invite you to celebrate with me!! (Sheri Larsen) I've signed with Literary Agent Paula Munier of Talcott Notch Literary! And because our literary community is so freaking fabulous and generous, I'm having a Bigger-Than-A-Shopping-Mall GIVEAWAY!! The giveaway consists of:
    • two separate Rafflecopters with multiple giveaways
    • and one grand prize Rafflecopter giveaway - to enter for the grand prize, you must enter either giveaway #1, #2, or both.
    There's only one mandatory entry. Everything else is up to you!! I know Rafflecopters can be a pain, but it was the only way to organize such a huge giveaway. The giveaway is open until September 27th. WINNERS will be announced on September 28th. (Entrants may win more than one prize!)

















    Thank you so much for entering, spreading the word, and celebrating with me!!


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    Tuesday, September 11, 2012

    COVER REVEAL FOR KISMET

    Even before seeing the cover, the title intrigued me. And after having a look at the cover, I'm hooked. I am delighted to reveal the cover for KISMET, by Beth Fred.

     
     
    Now don't the characters make you want to know more about them? They do me.
     
     
    About Kismet



    When twenty-four-year-old Tiffany escapes her sister Kammy's too wild Cancun bachelorette party, she finds herself in a bar with the unwanted attention of a gorgeous local named Luke.

    Luke may be charming but Tiffany is leaving in two days and doesn't need any complications. But complications are exactly what she gets when the cops show up to raid Kammy's party. After Kammy is arrested, Tiffany agrees to have dinner with Luke, so he'll help her get Kammy out of jail. Kammy's arrest forces her to spend an extra day in Cancun, meaning she'll miss a crucial meeting, and as an accountant in tax season, she is already drowning in work. Not to mention, every second she spends with Luke makes it harder to leave. With Luke, Tiffany can forget about work.
    But will the airport be their final goodbye?


    Buy Links




    And for a limited time it includes an excerpt from best selling author Lizzy Ford!

    About the Author

    Beth Fred lives in Wisconsin with her husband and their little ELF (Emily Lace Fred). She spends her time bringing her day dreams to life on paper, and blogging about bringing day dreams to life. You can find more about that at
    www.bethfred.com

    Thanks for sharing your cover with us, Beth. Book available 9/11/12.
    

    Monday, September 10, 2012

    MEET AUTHOR CHERYL CARPINELLO

    Quote for the week: Faith consists in believeing, when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. Voltaire

    Today, it is my pleasure to host Cheryl Carpinello, author of  "Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend" and "The King's Ransom (Young Knights of the Round Table)" from MuseItUp Publishing. Cheryl is quite an interesting writer and person. Here's what she has to say.

    Tell us about yourself.

    I am a twice-retired high school English teacher. I’m afraid I’m one of those people who do not do retirement well. Working with kids is a passion I have never lost. I regularly conduct Medieval Writing Workshops for local elementary/middle schools and for the Colorado Girl Scouts. We explore writing and reading, and it is fulfilling to see young students excited about writing and reading. It seems I'm not the only one who loves Medieval Times and the King Arthur Legend. The kids thoroughly enjoy writing their own medieval stories complete with dragons, wizards, unicorns, and knights. In fact, my junior English class this year jumped at the chance to write their own medieval story!

    Why pick Arthurian Legend when there are so many other genres out there?

    I’ve always been fascinated by King Arthur. I’ve probably read just about every fiction story written over the last 15-20 years. One of my favorites is Deepak Chopra’s The Return of Merlin. I’ve also ventured to nonfiction or scholarly accounts like Tyler Tichelaar’s King Arthur’s Children: A Study in Fiction and Tradition. However, I’m more of a romantic, and it’s that side of the legend that appeals to me.

    Also, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table never seem to lose their appeal to readers of all ages. When I talk about the Medieval Times with kids and adults, the talk centers around the exploits of the knights, heroes like King Arthur and Lancelot, and magic and Merlyn. What the legend says to kids and adults without them realizing it is that there is a right way and a wrong way to live. This is done with the stories of the knights with their quests, their jousts, their rescuing of the damsels, and their fighting for the underdog. These stories present young readers with vivid accounts of honor, loyalty, and friendship. This is why I chose Arthurian Legend.

    In The King’s Ransom (Young Knights of the Round Table), who are the Young Knights?

    The Young Knights are three kids who have become friends via their friendship with a beggar/vagabond called the Wild Man. Without the Wild Man, it is likely that they would not have met and become friends because they are from very different backgrounds. Eleven-year-old Gavin is the youngest prince of Pembroke Castle in southern Wales. Fifteen-year-old Bryan has been sent to Pembroke by his parents to learn to be a blacksmith. Thirteen-year-old Philip is an orphan who wandered into Pembroke village and lives and works at the church. They are really just three lonely kids who find friendship with the Wild Man and each other. When the Wild Man is accused of murder and locked in Pembroke’s dungeon, Bryan, Philip, and Gavin are determined to prove his innocence. In order to do this, they embark upon a quest where each is tested and must conquer their fears or face humiliation and/or even death.

    Would you say writing a story is easy for you? And why or why not.

    Writing is something I enjoy, but I’m not sure I would categorize it as easy. It takes me a long time to get a story just the way I like it. Then once I get an idea for a story, I write out an outline. It’s not overly detailed, just an overview of the entire story. Then I spend several days doing what I tell my students is brainwork. I just think about what I’ve outlined, the possible characters, the storyline, conflicts, etc. I then go back to the outline and fill in some of the missing pieces. I do more brainwork and then finalize the outline. Once that is done, I start writing. I like to write the entire story without making any editorial changes. Once the story is done, I go back over my outline and see how the two fit or don’t fit together. Then it is editing and revision time. I generally go over a work three or four times, in addition to letting my editing partner have a go of it. Before I submit my work anywhere, I have a professional editor read and edit the manuscript.

    What type of books do you like to read?

    My husband says I read what no one else reads! To an extent that’s true. I love mythology, legend, ancient civilizations (particularly Ancient Egypt), non-fiction adventure, biographies of people like Queen Noor of Jordan and Zahi Hawass, action and intrigue. Some of my favorite books are Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, and Joseph Campbell’s The Hero With a Thousand Faces. I also read several MG/YA authors like Rick Riordan and Joseph Delaney, and I’m always on the lookout for books based on the King Arthur Legend.

    When you’re not writing, what do you like to do?

    Outside of spending time with my family, I love to travel. I even spent 12 years working nights after teaching school for a major airline so that we could literally travel the world. My husband and I have been all over the United States, especially during the fall to catch college football games. Las Vegas has to be my favorite city. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve been there! We traveled several times to Mexico and the Caribbean, and spent two weeks on our own in Egypt. There is a place I would love to return and explore more. Our next big trip will be next spring to England and Wales. I just have to see the birthplace of King Arthur!

    Tell us about what to expect in the way of stories from you in the future.

    My current work-in-progress will take readers out of Medieval England and back to Ancient Egypt. It will be a mystery for tweens and will introduce readers to a famous boy pharaoh. I’m also doing brainwork on a sequel to Guinevere. I’ve had several readers ask me what becomes of Guinevere’s friend Cedwyn, so I’m working on a storyline there. And, somewhere soon, I’m going to do another Young Knights. Enough to keep me busy for a few years!

    Do you have a website and/or blog?

    Yes, I have both, although I’m always behind with posts! Beyond Today (Educator), my main site, http://www.beyondtodayeducator.com contains information on the King Arthur Legend and both Guinevere and The King’s Ransom. The events section is a picture gallery of my Medieval writing workshops I do with the Colorado Girl Scouts. The education section currently shows how Guinevere aligns with the Colorado State Standards for Reading and Writing.

    On my blog Carpinello’s Writing Pages http://carpinelloswritingpages.blogspot.com, I review Children/MG/Tween/YA books, conduct interviews with authors, and post ideas to get kids involved in reading and writing.

    I love it when my readers visit either website and let me know what they think about my books. I’ve even had questions about writing that kids are doing. So please, stop by and let me know you visited!

    Thanks for the great interview, Cheryl.

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    Now, about The King's Ransom

    From the back cover:
     
    Middle Grade Adventure Novella by Cheryl Carpinello




    In medieval Wales, eleven-year-old Prince Gavin, thirteen-year-old orphan Philip, and fifteen-year-old blacksmith's apprentice Bryan are brought together in friendship by one they call the Wild Man.
     
    When an advisor to the king is killed and a jewelled medallion is stolen from the king’s treasury, the Wild Man is accused of the theft and murder.

    Filled with disbelief at the arrest of the Wild Man, the three friends embark upon a knight’s quest to save their friend’s life. To succeed, the three must confront their fears and insecurities,
    and one of them will have to disclose the biggest secret of all.

    Join Gavin, Philip, and Bryan on their quest and share the adventures that await them in the
    land of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
     
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    Review:



    THE KING’S RANSOM (Review)

    By Cheryl Carpinello

    What happens when you take a young prince, an orphan boy, and a young blacksmith’s apprentice, and add a man called the Wild Man, a witch, a ghost, a murder, along with a robbery? You get an adventure, a quest, and a few surprises along the way, that’s what.

    In Author Cheryl Carpinello’s MG novella, THE KING’S RANSOM: Young Knights of the Round Table, we meet three boys, each facing his own demon. Gavin, the youngest prince of Pembroke Castle, is soon to be a squire. He’s also afraid. Philip, an orphan, is friends with a man known as the Wild Man. Bryan, a blacksmith’s apprentice, really wants to be a knight. When the King’s Ransom, a gold medallion that means power for whoever possesses it, is stolen and a man murdered, the Wild Man is arrested as the guilty party. To prove the Wild Man’s innocence, the boys team up and set out to find the real thief and murderer. The author develops each young man’s personality, showing his bravery and also his fears, so that the reader is cheering for them with every danger they encounter, and there are plenty of harrowing experiences that test their courage and strength. Cheryl Carpinello also adds a twist or two that surprised me.

    THE KING’S RANSOM is a great introduction to King Arthur and medieval times for young readers and older readers, like me, as well. I know very little about the Knights of the Round Table, but think I’ve missed a lot by not reading their stories. I hope to remedy the situation. Ms. Carpinello’s book will make a great addition to classroom libraries and your own private library, too.

    eBook courtesy of the author

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    Links to learn more about Cheryl and her books.


    B&N book page:
    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-kings-ransom-cheryl-carpinello/1112317555

    Amazon book page: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0086MEW76

    Muse book page: https://museituppublishing.com/bookstore2/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=322&category_id=10&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1

     

    Author of award-winning "Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend" and the CLC Recommended Read "The King's Ransom (Young Knights of the Round Table)" from MuseItUp Publishing

    http://www.beyondtodayeducator.com

    http://carpinelloswritingpages.blogspot.com

    Check out her books at one of these stores:https://www.amazon.com/author/cherylcarpinello

    http://www.outskirtspress.com/Guinevere

    http://www.museituppublishing.comhttps://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/CherylCarpinello

    Member of

    http://www.independentauthornetwork.com/cheryl-carpinello.html

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    Monday, September 3, 2012

    COVER REVEAL OF GILDED WINGS

    Quote for the week:  What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Today it is my privelege to reveal the cover of GILDED WINGS: THE ANGEL CHRONICLES, BOOK 2, by Amy Lignor.


    Wow! Now if that isn't an intriguing cover. Sure makes me want to look inside.

    The Beloved Angel/Warrior Team from Until Next Time Returns!
    When Matt and Emily are sent on their second mission they have no idea how truly dark human nature can become…

    Emily never wanted to face humans again. With the heartache that went on down below, she’s still trying to figure out how to save souls that don’t deserve saving. The only one she wants to see again is Jason - the young man she fell in love with who became the soulmate she simply can’t forget…

    Matt was trained to protect and defend the souls down below. Longing to feel the heartfelt emotions that come from being human, Matt wants nothing more than to have just one life - one chance - to live and love the girl of his dreams…

    The powerful team find themselves in a brand new century, living in the Gilded Age of New York City. Emily takes over the body of Anya, a young Russian girl who arrives on Ellis Island after a hideous tragedy. There she meets up with a strangely familiar young man by the name of Drew Parrish, who helps Anya survive in an unknown world of luxury, snobbery and…obsession.

    What Anya’s inner angel doesn’t know is that the soul she loves is also back. This time around Jason goes by the name of Max Carrow. Once a quiet and kind boy, he’s now part of the ‘Four Hundred Club,’ and wants nothing more than to be among the most admired as he climbs the shaky ladder of society’s elite.

    As two worlds merge, Emily and Matt struggle under the weight of their “Gilded Wings.” Not only will they have to figure out who they should fight to save, but they must also face a romantic choice that could destroy them both.

    http://www.the-angel-chronicles.com

    Here are some links to learn more about the book's release:

    Goodreads (release date: November 1, 2012)
    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15725493-the-angel-chronicles-book-2

    Web Site
    http://the-angel-chronicles.com/

    Book 1 Kindle buy link ($2.99)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0071LLL2M/&tag=tributebooks-20

    *Book 1 has over 17,000 Kindle downloads and made the Kindle Top 100 list.

    Congratulations, Amy, on another book that's sure to be a hit.

    Happy Reading, All





    Saturday, September 1, 2012

    LET'S GO ON A TREASURE HUNT!


    Prizes, puzzles, scavenger hunt and treasure hunt coming September 1st.

    Twilight Times Books will offer contests and a chance to win free ebooks in the coming weeks.
    Celebrating fourteen years as a publisher.
    http://twilighttimesbooks.com/contest2012.html.

    The treasure hunt contest will run from Sept 1st until midnight EDT September 30, 2012.

    Join in a scavenger hunt as well as a treasure hunt for "jewels" scattered amongst our authors' web sites or blogs. The jewels (a small .jpg image) will generally be on the first page of the author's web site or blog. List of participating authors.

    Treasure hunt: Correctly match a jewel with the author (jewel is located on the author's web site/blog). 20 points

    Scavenger Hunt: Correctly match a phrase from an author's web site/blog with the author. 20 points

    Here's my jewel, the topaz. 
     
    All valid Treasure Hunt contest entries are eligible for drawing.
    Winners will be announced October 10th.


    Prizes. First Place: B&N Nook Color and $50 Gift Voucher
    Second Place: Kindle Fire and $35 Gift Voucher
    Third Place: Google Nexus Tablet and $25 Gift Voucher
    Fourth Place: Basket of 12 print books (Retail value $150.00+). Winner's choice of selections from historical/literary, humor, mystery, SF/F or YA baskets.
    Fifth Place: Basket of 12 ebooks (Retail value $75.00). Winner's choice of selections from historical/literary, humor, mystery, SF/F or YA baskets.

    For the rules and entry form see http://twilighttimesbooks.com/contest2012.html

     
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    Foghorn contest [Blog and Tweet for bonus points] -- not required to participate in the Treasure Hunt drawing. You will need to submit a separate entry form for the Treasure Hunt drawing. Blog or tweet and post to Facebook between Sept. 1st and Sept. 30th in order to earn points to win free ebooks.

    Post a review of a Twilight Times Books title on Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com between Sept 1st and Sept 30th. 10 points

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    So let's get started on a treasure hunt. Books make great Christmas gifts and it's not too early to start shopping.

    Happy Reading.