Monday, July 27, 2015

Sizzling Summer $250 Cash Giveaway

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Sizzling Summer $250 Cash Giveaway July 27th to August 16th
This will help you beat the heat! Enter as many times as you can to increase you odds of winning. $250 could buy a boatload of books and one big beach umbrella to read them under. So get busy entering, and good luck!

We’re giving away $250 in Paypal Cash! Sponsor List – Thanks to these great authors & bloggers for making this giveaway possible! I Am A Reader Ann Swann - Suspense and more Deanna Lynn Sletten, Author Suzi Love Krysten Lindsay Hager author The Page Unbound The Discerning Reader Unshelfish Raven Haired Girl Author Inger Iversen J.C. Whyte, author Glistering Bs Blog inspiredboosguide Lori's Reading Corner The BookBarn Simple Wyrdings Stacy Claflin, Author Caroline Clemmons Diana's Book Reviews Kelly's Lucky You Katie's Clean Book Collection Aubrey Wynne: Romantasy Through the Ages D.E. Haggerty author Rockin' Book Reviews B. Kristin McMichael Chapter by Chapter Jenny S. Burke Julia E. Antoine Jennifer Faye, Romance Author Heather Gray, Author MagicalCoolCatMysteries Giveaway Details $250 in Paypal Cash (alternately the winner can choose a $250 Amazon.com Gift Code) Ends 8/16/15 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the authors, bloggers and publishers on the sponsor list. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, July 13, 2015

Enter "End Game" New Horror Writing Contest!

Inkitt's latest Horror writing contest "End Game" is now open for submissions!


Inkitt is a free writing platform that aims to help writers achieve their fullest potential. On July 13th the site launched a new Horror writing contest:

End Game

Submit your scariest and most menacing original horror stories! Petrify readers with tales that will trap and drown them in your world of helpless terror, but somehow leave them itching for more. Come. Play.

There is no minimum or maximum word limit, and, as always, no entry fee.

Contest guidelines

Authors will retain all rights to any and all works submitted in the contest.
Submissions close on August 10th, but voting will continue for an additional week
Original stories of any length are accepted.
Entries must be posted on the Inkitt contest page to be considered eligible.
The top 10% based on reader votes get the chance to be picked by the Inkitt staff for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize.

All entrants will have the chance to show their work to a rapidly growing community of authors and readers hungry for high-quality fiction.

Submit your stories here: www.inkitt.com/endgame


You can also read more horror stories for inspiration in Inkitt's horror section.

Friday, July 10, 2015

My Fave Historical Romance only 99 Cents!


War. Devotion. Deceit. Death. 
How long can a heart hold on before it breaks? Most women would carry on with their lives after being thrust into widowhood, but not Charlotte Adamsland. Upon learning that her husband, Captain Sanderson Redding, was killed in a botched escape from a Confederate prison in Illinois, she clings to his promise to return to her no matter what, and quickly heads north through a war-ravaged country with only her faith in God and her beloved horse to bring her beloved Sanderson home – one way or another.

Sara Barnard is a master storyteller. The action and romance go hand in hand. 
I guarantee you will keep turning pages until there are no more, and then you'll want to move on to book two!
Don't say I didn't warn you...


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Trail Narrowed ...

This is my favorite walking trail. 
While meandering along, I work out solutions to problems in my plots and in my life.
Isn't that what a walking trail is all about?

The trail narrowed and the sky grew overcast. The day slipped into night...


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Summer Dreaming $250 Cash Giveaway!

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Summer Dreaming $250 Cash Giveaway June 21st to July 15th

Wowee! You have nothing to lose and $250 to gain in this second Summer Giveaway! Another Amazing Group of Authors and Bloggers have joined with me to bring you this one awesome prize! We’re giving away $250 in Paypal Cash to help you do something you have been dreaming of this summer.  

  Sponsors I Am A Reader Raven Haired Girl The Discerning Reader Unshelfish Author Inger Iversen Kelly's Lucky You BookBunnyPR The Lovely Books Ann's Afterthoughts Bella Street's Time Travel Romance Erin Richards Bonnie Blythe Pure Romance Glistering Bs Blog Rachelle J. Christensen Krysten Lindsay Hager author Serena Clarke Lori's Reading Corner Pauline Creeden, Author Simple Wyrdings Author Deb Atwood Jennifer Peel Melissa M. Frye Suzi Love Penner Publishing Chicas Love to Read Kimber Leigh Wheaton Maureen's Musings Room With Books LeahSay's Views The Stubby Pencil's Library Author Sheralyn Pratt  

  Giveaway Details $250 Paypal Cash Ends 7/15/15 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author, bloggers and publishers on the sponsor list. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.    a Rafflecopter giveaway  

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Splash into Cash $250 Giveaway

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Splash Into Summer $250 Cash Giveaway June 1st to 20th

  An swesome group of authors and a super summer giveaway! Splash into Summer with $250 PayPalCash!   Sponsor List I Am A Reader Krysten Lindsay Hager, Author Heather Gray, Author The Lovely Books Erin Richards The Page Unbound Stacy Claflin, Author Sylvie Fox Beth Yarnall Serena Clarke LeahSay's Views Unshelfish The Discerning Reader Kimber Leigh Wheaton Raven Haired Girl Author Deb Atwood Mel's Shelves Julie Coulter Bellon Books R Us Author Ednah Walters Aubrey Wynne: Romantasy Through the Ages Author Pauline Creeden Bella Street's Time Travel Romance Bonnie Blythe Pure Romance Simple Wyrdings Glistering Bs Blog Ann Swann Suspense & More Lise McClendon - Author Bunny Reviews Tamara Gill Diana's Book Reviews lori's reading corner Laurisa White Reyes Kelly's Lucky You Leisure Reads Home Is Where the Wine Is Book Blog Walking on Bookshelves DS Venetta - MG Garden Adventure Fiction Chicas Love to Read Rockin' Book Reviews Craves the Angst Book Blog Rachelle J. Christensen Laurie Here - Book Reviews The Authors of the Falling in Deep Collection Start Publishing Whiskey Creek Press Author Inger Iversen Giveaway Details $250 Paypal Cash Ends 6/20/15 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author, bloggers and publishers on the sponsor list. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.   a Rafflecopter giveaway --

Monday, May 4, 2015

A snippet of TAKERS: Apocalypse in Eden Book One

  In the beginning, there was a boy named Jack who felt he was on the verge of becoming ... something. It was the end of eighth grade. The next year would be high school, and everyone knows that's where the memories are made, but first, there was the final eighth grade dance to get through. And here he was, sitting in the basement, procrastinating ... just before the world fell apart.

No one really knew how he really felt about Derencia. He’d worked hard to keep it from Cade, his best friend. Jack wouldn’t have been able to walk the halls without worrying about what Cade might’ve done or said if he’d known.
He gave himself another little shake. Idiot, she’s up there in the gym right now waiting for the crepe paper and here you sit looking at sci-fi stuff like a total dor—
The lights went out.
Jack froze.
Cade’s computer winked off and then came back on. It was plugged into the wall because it was always low on juice, but it had built up a little charge so it was able to stay powered up.
Probably just the wind. It always messes with the power.
Thank goodness I have the laptop’s light.

The following song expresses what Jack is feeling. The fact that it's about a beautiful soul dovetails nicely with the story.