Monday, September 15, 2014

#Giveaway For My Readers

Leave a review for any of my books at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads, or anywhere else and enter below to win a $25 Kohls Gift Card. This giveaway is international, but please check Kohl's international shipping policy if you've never ordered from them. 


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Horse Charmer is a young adult fantasy about a sheltered princess who discovers her remarkable gifts with horses on a dangerous quest to find her father’s murderer.

At sixteen years old, Cassia would rather spend her days in the royal stables than in the royal court. But as the eldest child of King Robet and Queen Sarahann she obediently performs her duties as the Princess of Karah.

Her safe world changes forever when her father is murdered in the neighboring kingdom of Vespera. Cassia grapples with his loss as her mother prepares her for her new role as queen. Her first task - she must travel to Vespera to marry a prince she barely knows to fulfill the treaty her father signed just before his death.

Nothing is as simple as it seems with political intrigues and unusual powers shadowing Cassia on her search to find out who killed her father and why.

Available as an ebook from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Blio, Diesel eBook Store, iTunes, Kobo, Smashwords. Available in print from Abe Books, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository, Create Space, and your local bookstore.



Encounter at Shalana (Adventures of Kristy Ryan #1) is an adult space opera novel about a space pirate who almost loses everything she cares about when she’s blackmailed into running a dangerous mission for the military.


Space pirate Captain Kristy Ryan grew up the only daughter of a notorious privateer in the Border Planet Region. She learned her trade the hard way - there were no free rides on her father’s ship. Now, she has her own ship, the Unicorn, and successfully works in the shadows, the fringes of legitimate trade. Her life is just how she wants it even on those days when her pilot and lover, Andrew Bennet, drives her crazy. But an unexpected visit from the Military Space Alliance changes everything. Her father disappeared while working a dangerous mission for the MSA. Now, she’s being blackmailed into finishing his mission.


Previously published under the title Spectors.

Available as an ebook from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Blio, Diesel, iTunes, KoboSmashwords. Available in print from Abe Books, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Book Depository, Create Space, and your local book store.

Reviews:


"...a unique space opera among a vast number of books of its genre. Like many other space operas, its world and people are immense and beyond anything that most have imagined. But unlike most, the main character Kristy is a witty and head strong female in a male dominated world. The book was a very quick read that held my attention to the very last word pulling me into farther into her life and problems as the story progressed. I look forward to reading more stories by Angelia Almos and further unlocking the mysteries of Kristy's character." Night Owl Reviews


Unicorn Keep is a young adult fantasy about a girl who swaps places with her best friend to become a unicorn keeper.

Jiline of Ainsley is dismayed when her best friend is selected by the mages to become a unicorn keeper at the Keep, an isolated mountain fortress. Especially since Madelen is in love and engaged to the richest boy in the village. Jiline on the other hand has no prospects of marriage or a trade in their small village. So, she comes up with a plan to take Madelen’s place at the Keep and hopefully flunk out of unicorn keeper training before the mages can discover the deception. Unfortunately, the unicorns have their own plans for her.

Mage Herrick, son of the Keep Mage, returns home to the Keep as the trainee keepers arrive. A chance encounter with Jiline, who he believes is Madelen, on the trail sparks a magical connection between the two. Knowing he can’t feel a magical draw to someone who has no magic, he tries to prove Madelen (Jiline) has magic within her. His attention brings unforeseen complications for both of them.

Available as an ebook from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Blio, Diesel eBook Store, iTunes, Kobo, Smashwords. Available as a print book from Abe Books, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository, Create Space, and your local bookstore.

Movie Monday Recap

Bizarre is the best description I can come up with. It really is a Musical and Slasher movie.
Dated with the female stuff. But still cute and good family entertainment. Though I admit to wondering about the happiness of the animals on the ship - they don't look to happy in several of the scenes.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Q&A and #Giveaway: Into the Fire by Ashelyn Drake

Title: Into the Fire
Publication date: September 9, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Ashelyn Drake


Q&A with Ashelyn Drake

What was the spark or initial idea that started your book?


As a kid I loved watching reruns of the original Dark Shadows TV series. Well, one day my brain was doing its usual wandering and I remembered a character on that show who was a phoenix. Every so many years she burned in a fire and was reborn. As soon as I remembered that episode, I knew I wanted to write about phoenixes.

What was your favorite part of writing this book?

It’s such a balance of fantasy and romance. Since I write both, it was the best of both worlds for me. I could combine my two favorite genres and tell a story that really appeals to two different audiences.

What is your favorite line from your book?

I really love the opening lines:
In one month, I’m going to die and be reborn from my own ashes. I’ll forget everything and nearly everyone I know. But I can’t worry about that right now. Jeremy needs me, and I need him to remember. Please remember me.

What movie or television show would you say is most like your book in tone, topic, and/or characters?

Hmm, I’d have to say The Vampire Diaries. While there are no vampires in my book, there’s a huge love story and fantastical beings. That very much fits The Vampire Diaries kind of story.

If your book was made into a movie and you got to design the movie poster, what would the tagline say? 

My publisher put this line on my cover and I think it’s awesome: “Forget everything you know. Let the fire consume you.”

Blurb

Seventeen-year-old Cara Tillman’s life is a perfectly normal one until Logan Schmidt moves to Ashlan Falls. Cara is inexplicably drawn to him, but she’s not exactly complaining. Logan’s like no boy she’s ever met, and he brings out a side of Cara that she isn’t used to. As the two get closer, everything is nearly perfect, and Cara looks forward to the future.

But Cara isn’t a normal girl. She’s a member of a small group of people descended from the mythical phoenix bird, and her time is running out. Rebirth is nearing, which means she’ll forget her life up to this point—she’ll forget Logan and everything they mean to one another.. But that may be the least of Cara’s problems.

A phoenix hunter is on the loose, and he’s determined to put an end to the lives of people like Cara and her family, once and for all. 
Link to Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17452685-into-the-fire

Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Chapters Indigo! | TBD | iBooks

Link to the Tour Schedule:
http://www.chapter-by-chapter.com/tour-schedule-into-the-fire-by-ashelyn-drake-presented-by-month9books/

ABOUT ASHELYN DRAKE:

Ashelyn Drake is a New Adult and Young Adult romance author. While it’s rare for her not to have either a book in hand or her fingers flying across a laptop, she also enjoys spending time with her family. She believes you are never too old to enjoy a good swing set and there’s never a bad time for some dark chocolate. She is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

Author Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads





Giveaway Information: Winner will be drawn October 11, 2014
Five (5) digital copies of Into the Fire by Ashelyn Drake (INT)

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Movie Monday Recap






Had to watch it when I saw it was on Netflix Streaming. "That's not a knife. That's is a knife."
Busy week. So not much movie watching. :-(

Saturday, September 6, 2014

September I Am A Reader $229 Kindle #Giveaway!

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1 winner will receive their choice of an all new Kindle Fire 7" HDX (US Only - $229 value), $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash (International).

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

#Giveaway for $25 Kohls Gift Card

Leave a review for any of my books at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads, or anywhere else and enter below to win a $25 Kohls Gift Card. This giveaway is international, but please check Kohl's international shipping policy if you've never ordered from them. 


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Horse Charmer is a young adult fantasy about a sheltered princess who discovers her remarkable gifts with horses on a dangerous quest to find her father’s murderer.

At sixteen years old, Cassia would rather spend her days in the royal stables than in the royal court. But as the eldest child of King Robet and Queen Sarahann she obediently performs her duties as the Princess of Karah.

Her safe world changes forever when her father is murdered in the neighboring kingdom of Vespera. Cassia grapples with his loss as her mother prepares her for her new role as queen. Her first task - she must travel to Vespera to marry a prince she barely knows to fulfill the treaty her father signed just before his death.

Nothing is as simple as it seems with political intrigues and unusual powers shadowing Cassia on her search to find out who killed her father and why.

Available as an ebook from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Blio, Diesel eBook Store, iTunes, Kobo, Smashwords. Available in print from Abe Books, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository, Create Space, and your local bookstore.



Encounter at Shalana (Adventures of Kristy Ryan #1) is an adult space opera novel about a space pirate who almost loses everything she cares about when she’s blackmailed into running a dangerous mission for the military.


Space pirate Captain Kristy Ryan grew up the only daughter of a notorious privateer in the Border Planet Region. She learned her trade the hard way - there were no free rides on her father’s ship. Now, she has her own ship, the Unicorn, and successfully works in the shadows, the fringes of legitimate trade. Her life is just how she wants it even on those days when her pilot and lover, Andrew Bennet, drives her crazy. But an unexpected visit from the Military Space Alliance changes everything. Her father disappeared while working a dangerous mission for the MSA. Now, she’s being blackmailed into finishing his mission.


Previously published under the title Spectors.

Available as an ebook from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Blio, Diesel, iTunes, KoboSmashwords. Available in print from Abe Books, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Book Depository, Create Space, and your local book store.

Reviews:


"...a unique space opera among a vast number of books of its genre. Like many other space operas, its world and people are immense and beyond anything that most have imagined. But unlike most, the main character Kristy is a witty and head strong female in a male dominated world. The book was a very quick read that held my attention to the very last word pulling me into farther into her life and problems as the story progressed. I look forward to reading more stories by Angelia Almos and further unlocking the mysteries of Kristy's character." Night Owl Reviews


Unicorn Keep is a young adult fantasy about a girl who swaps places with her best friend to become a unicorn keeper.

Jiline of Ainsley is dismayed when her best friend is selected by the mages to become a unicorn keeper at the Keep, an isolated mountain fortress. Especially since Madelen is in love and engaged to the richest boy in the village. Jiline on the other hand has no prospects of marriage or a trade in their small village. So, she comes up with a plan to take Madelen’s place at the Keep and hopefully flunk out of unicorn keeper training before the mages can discover the deception. Unfortunately, the unicorns have their own plans for her.

Mage Herrick, son of the Keep Mage, returns home to the Keep as the trainee keepers arrive. A chance encounter with Jiline, who he believes is Madelen, on the trail sparks a magical connection between the two. Knowing he can’t feel a magical draw to someone who has no magic, he tries to prove Madelen (Jiline) has magic within her. His attention brings unforeseen complications for both of them.

Available as an ebook from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Blio, Diesel eBook Store, iTunes, Kobo, Smashwords. Available as a print book from Abe Books, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository, Create Space, and your local bookstore.

#Giveaway and Blast: The Sending by Jandy Salguero



The Sending 
The Sending

A city's peace is shattered when two university students go missing, and only Daneel and his friends know the shocking truth of what happened. Finding themselves under attack, Daneel leads them in a race to escape the mounting violence.

Mara is willing to kill for the beliefs of the faction that raised her. But as she seeks out her mark, using a rare, mystical form of travel known as the Sending, Mara discovers a powerful connection that challenges the truth of everything she’s been taught.

While Daneel fights to protect those he cares for, Mara must choose whether to cling to the ideology of her home—or open her scarred heart to a searing attraction and the promise of a new life.



Praise for The Sending

The Sending reads like a dystopian Romeo and Juliet where strong, full characters from very different places inevitably collide with passion and conflict. Salguero fills a fresh, vibrant world with a nerve-tingling fast plot. Prepare to be immersed. ~Tamara Ward, author of Hidden Betrayal

The Sending is a thrilling, fast-paced, science fiction-romance that's impossible to put down. Edge-of-your-seat action scenes, and a romantic attraction so intense that it will make you want to turn down the air conditioning, The Sending is a great read that left me hungry for more. I loved this book!
~Sterling R. Walker, author of The Orphan Ship

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Excerpt

As one of the hawks flew across the tiny plane of space framed by her window, Mara closed her eyes. She envisioned herself there, experiencing the grace and the power of their movements. She imagined the control of that journey and thought that one day she might have that type of power over her own fate.

Mara felt a kinship with the graceful hunter. It knew the thrill of conquest coupled with the need for survival: opposite sides of the same implacable coin. The compound had taught Mara to use that need to a greater advantage than she had before.

Her chest tightened. Before? No, there was no before. Everything was after.

After her home had been raided, after her family had been killed, after she had been forced to fend for herself. She’d had only the passive help of a few others who had suffered the same fate, who had used her as much as she had been forced to use them.
 
She was a young six years when she lost her family. The memories of their life together had quickly begun to fade into the cruel background of her new life, into an icy, nearly paralyzing bath of hunger and fear.

The fear had covered everything. It had even blanketed the things that had seemed gentle and innocent to her before, so that nothing was safe. For a long time, the fear had ruled her with a cold, hard hand.



Jandy

Author Jandy Salguero

Growing up in southern Louisiana, Jandy Salguero's life was full of friendly smiles, good food and tall tales. She holds a BA in French from Brigham Young University, where she met her husband in the midst of the great Rocky Mountains. She now resides in a small town outside of Raleigh, NC. Her days are full of grade-school antics and underfoot toddler toys-- courtesy of her two handsome boys.

She is currently working on Book 2 in the Senitha's Light series, due out in early 2015.






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$50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Ends 10/3/14

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. 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. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


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