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Horse Schools 4th Edition Available as an Ebook

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Horse Schools: The International Guide to Universities, Colleges, Preparatory and Secondary Schools, and Specialty Equine Programs Fourth Edition by Angelia Almos is now out!

Revised and updated, this indispensable guide features more than 580 universities, colleges, preparatory and secondary schools, and specialty programs in thirty-one countries throughout the world that specialize in equine studies. It is the best source of information available for parents of horse-crazy children, college-bound equestrians, and students desiring a career with horses.

* A self quiz to help the prospective student decide what school is most appropriate

* List of possible equestrian careers

* Icons that show a school's areas of specialization

* School profiles include email addresses, web sites, degrees and majors offered, description of their programs, tuition and horse-related expenses, facility summaries, and opportunities to compete

* A list of equine-oriented scholarships

* Descrip…

Horse Schools 4th Edition is Out!

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Horse Schools: The International Guide to Universities, Colleges, Preparatory and Secondary Schools, and Specialty Equine Programs Fourth Edition by Angelia Almos is now out!

Revised and updated, this indispensable guide features more than 580 universities, colleges, preparatory and secondary schools, and specialty programs in thirty-one countries throughout the world that specialize in equine studies. It is the best source of information available for parents of horse-crazy children, college-bound equestrians, and students desiring a career with horses.

* A self quiz to help the prospective student decide what school is most appropriate

* List of possible equestrian careers

* Icons that show a school's areas of specialization

* School profiles include email addresses, web sites, degrees and majors offered, description of their programs, tuition and horse-related expenses, facility summaries, and opportunities to compete

* A list of equine-oriented scholarships

* Descriptions …

Horse Schools 4th Edition has a Cover

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Horse Schools: The International Guide to Universities, Colleges, Preparatory and Secondary Schools, and Specialty Equine Programs FOURTH EDITION has a cover!

Spotlight & #Giveaway - Black Hull by Joseph Turket

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BLACK HULL by Joseph A. Turkot

Blurb

Imagine a distant future where technology’s inexorable advance has halted for all but the richest .1% of humanity. Indigents who still have it fly spaceships that are hundreds of years old, and entreat the help of robots that are relics of the past.

The wealthy, having achieved immortality through science, and secured total power through purchase of all government seats, spread and consume the last resources of the cosmos. The unlucky majority pursue one goal: The generational commitment to buying a ticket into Utopia—the virtual reality program that simulates what in antiquity was known as heaven. Little do they question the mysterious origin and purpose of their gloried destination.

For those who can’t afford to upload their consciousnesses into Utopia, and leave their physical bodies forever behind, there are few options but to live the life of an outlaw.

Eight hundred years in the past, Mick Compton is ripped away through a wormhole into …

Spotlight & #Giveaway: Full Moon On The Rise by Natalie Carlisle

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Blurb

Someone in Emerson Fox Academy is determined to kill him, and Kale Rollins doesn’t know how much more he can take. And on top of everything, his adopted mom has “disappeared” and his real brother, Trey, is leaving just when Kale needs him the most. Not to mention, Miller and Kit are getting too close for his comfort and there is nothing he can do about it.

Frustrated, scared, and struggling for “control” Kale doesn’t trust himself at all. With the full moon on the rise, Kale soon realizes he isn’t the only one who might die.

What he wouldn’t do to be normal these days…

Buy Links: http://www.amazon.com/Natalie-Carlisle/e/B00DQDBLN8

Link to Follow Tour:http://tastybooktours.blogspot.com/2013/09/now-booking-tasty-blurb-tour-tasty.html


Author Info

Natalie Carlisle currently lives with her husband and two dogs in New Jersey but misses the mountains of her hometown in PA every day. When not writing, Natalie can be found reading, drawing, painting, watching chick flicks, taking pictur…

#Giveaway: Horse Schools 4th Edition

I am steadily working on updating Horse Schools for its 4th Edition. Estimated release date should be early December without any hiccups. I hope you all are as excited as I am for its release. To get the ball rolling, and I hope you will share this with your friends, I am doing a giveaway for a copy of Horse Schools 4th Edition. US residents can pick either print or ebook version if they win. International (non-US) residents can have an ebook version if they win. Head on over to the Horse Schools Blog to enter...

http://horseschools.blogspot.com/2013/10/horse-schools-4th-edition-giveaway.html

Kindle Deal Websites - Horse Charmer and Encounter at Shalana

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I hate begging for reviews. BUT I'd like to submit my books to a few Kindle deal
websites and they won't accept them unless they have 10 reviews with a 4* average. Horse Charmer and Encounter at Shalana are close with 7 reviews. If you've read and liked either of those books I'd really appreciate it if you'd go to Amazon and leave a review. Thank you. :-) Done begging.

Horse Charmer - www.amazon.com/Horse-Charmer-Angelia-Almos/dp/1466228784/

Encounter at Shalana - www.amazon.com/Encounter-Shalana-Adventures-Kristy-Ryan/dp/1481822853/

Encounter at Shalana on Wattpad

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For my Wattpad readers, I've decided to put my space opera - Encounter at Shalana (Adventures of Kristy Ryan) - up. New scenes will be uploaded twice a week. Head on over to get to know Kristy Ryan and her crew as they battle the Military Space Alliance and some sneaky aliens.

http://www.wattpad.com/story/8642070-encounter-at-shalana-adventures-of-kristy-ryan


Cover Reveal: Lumière by Jacqueline E. Garlick

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One of my writer pals has revealed the cover to her upcoming release, Lumière.


Gorgeous isn't it? Congrats Jackie!

More info onLumière (Illumination Paradox Series, #1) by Jacqueline E. Garlick

One determined girl.
One resourceful boy.
One miracle machine that could destroy everything.

After an unexplained flash shatters her world, seventeen-year-old Eyelet Elsworth sets out to find The Illuminator, her father’s prized invention. With it, she hopes to cure herself of her debilitating seizures before Professor Smrt—her father’s arch nemesis—discovers her secret and locks her away in the asylum.

Pursued by Smrt, Eyelet locates The Illuminator only to see it whisked away. She follows the thief into the dark world of the unknown, compelled not only by her quest but by the allure of the stranger—Urlick Babbit—who harbors secrets of his own.

Together, they endure deadly Vapours and criminal-infested woods in pursuit of the same prize, only to discover the miracle machine they hop…

Immortal is FREE

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IMMORTAL, my fantasy short story, is free at all major ebook retailers. Please head on over and grab a copy.

Amazon - Barnes and Noble - Apple - Sony - Kobo - Smashwords

Spotlight: Phase One: Identify by Rose Wynters

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Phase One: IDENTIFY (Territory of the Dead Book One) by Rose Wynters

From author Rose Wynters, comes a new zombie series set in Pleasant, Louisiana. Can this checkout girl learn how to survive in a world full of zombies?

Tabitha Alexander is an 18 year old that has just graduated from high school. Working as a checkout girl in the small town of Pleasant, her long-term goals for the future don't go beyond enjoying the upcoming summer and enjoying her freedom.

Fate has something else in store for her, though.

One night, right before closing time, her world is turned completely inside out with the first screams and sounds of gunfire that tear through the dark night. Nothing will ever be the same again..... If they even survive.

Buy Links: OmniLit / Barnes & Noble / Amazon Kindle / Smashwords

Goodreads Link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17903004-phase-one?ac=1

Author Info

I’m just your average, everyday female that loves to write about passionate love affairs and the the ups …

Prince Charming in Pictures

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Interview & #Giveaway: Aberrant by Ruth Silver

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Please welcome Ruth Silver the author of Aberrant (Book 1 in the Abberant Series) to my blog.

What was the spark or initial idea that started Aberrant?


I wanted to write a Dystopian novel. It’s not hard to imagine why, I love reading Dystopian YA fiction. The initial idea is from a series of factors and thoughts that I had – what our world would be like if everyone was given equal status. We know in our current society there are people that are homeless, without jobs or food. Some of these people have touched our lives; they are our friends and neighbors. It wasn’t such a far leap to create a Dystopian world that gives it’s people everything but there had to be a higher cost in doing that, making it a far cry from Utopian.

What was your favorite part of writing Aberrant?

Being able to create a world and to research different topics and ideas. My absolute favorite part was writing the ending because the story meshed together and still leaves room for two additional books in the series.

W…

Horse Charmer - Wattpad

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I'm putting Horse Charmer up on Wattpad. Swing on by and take a peek.  Horse Charmer - Wattpad

Horse Schools 4th Edition Update

I'm currently working on updating Horse Schools for the 4th print edition. Busy sending out update notices to any and all schools which were listed in the 3rd edition or on www.HorseSchoolsOnline.com. Will hopefully be done with the first round of update notices in the next two weeks. Then I get to go back and go over all the bounce backs. I always have a huge number of emails which no longer work from the previous edition. An irritation I've come to realize is a part of the process. Then once those are out, I'll then go through and see who I contacted but never got back to me. Send a second reminder to all of those folks. Then I go to various sources to see if there are new schools which weren't in previous editions.

This is where you can help. If you know of a specialty school or college which you think should be included in the book, please have them drop me a line. I've also decided that any college which has a strong riding program can ask to be included in th…

Spotlight & #Giveaway: Morrigan by Laura DeLuca

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Morrigan by Laura DeLuca

Shuffled from place to place in the foster system, Morrigan doesn't know the meaning of home. Plus, she is different. She has power over fire, the ability to move objects with her mind, and glimpse into the future. Just when she believes her life can’t get any stranger, she discovers her true identity.

Filtiarn, a knight with a dark past and a surprising secret, has been tasked with guiding the heir of Tír na NÓg through countless perils to be returned to her family. Once Morrigan has been reunited with her mother and grandmother, their triad can save the forgotten land of magic from being devoured by an ancient evil.

Link to Follow the Tour: http://tastybooktours.blogspot.com/2013/05/now-booking-tasty-virtual-book-tour-for_155.html

Buy Links: Amazon | Books A Million | B&N | Smashwords


Author Info

Laura “Luna” DeLuca lives at the beautiful Jersey shore with her husband and four children. She loves writing in the young adult genre because it keeps her …

RWA 2013

I'm heading off to RWA Nationals in Atlanta in less than two weeks. Haven't been to a writers conference since I attended RWA Nationals in San Francisco about five years ago. Had a great time then and am hoping to have a great time and learn a lot this year as well. I'll only be there for two of the three days (missing Friday to pick my daughter up from camp one state over).

Anyone else heading to RWA Nationals or any other writers conferences this year?

Spotlight and Interview: Alone in the Crowd by Patrick Stutzman

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ALONE IN THE CROWD by PATRICK STUTZMANAvailable on 15 June 2013 on Amazon Cover Art by Tomomi InkAlone No More? Earth has finally sent a colony to the moon where Anna has been stranded, bringing with it hope of rescue. Although some are not quick to trust her, others welcome her with open arms, and she finds an unlikely friendship in a young colonist named Jason. As Anna teaches the settlers to survive, the looming threat of the aliens' return casts a dark, foreboding shadow over the colony. Can she earn the colonists' trust and prepare them in time for first contact? LINKS Visit the author’s website at The Worlds of Patrick Stutzman See what other works are available from the author at Amazon’s Patrick Stutzman page Visit the cover artist’s website at Tomomi Ink

Check out my fun little interview with Patrick below: 

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

I ended Book 2 of the series, Alone in Paradise, up in the air as far as Anna Foster's fate. Book 3 cont…

Cover Reveal: Hallows Haven by Melissa Brodsky and Nicole Madison

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Hallows Haven
YA Paranormal
By: Melissa Brodsky and Nicole Madison
Blurb

Captain of the cheerleading team, 16 year old Gwen Valiente has it all--the best of friends, a loving home, and a bright future. Little does she know that the people she loves the most have been keeping secrets--life-altering secrets.

When strange things start to happen to Gwen, she is thrust into a magickal new realm called Hallows Haven. Leaving the ordinary behind, she discovers that she can do things beyond her wildest dreams. As Hallows Haven begins to feel more like home, Gwen wonders how she ever felt satisfied with everyday life in Michigan.

Too late, Gwen realizes that even in this realm full of light and magick, danger lurks. Someone close to her is not what he seems and someone will do anything to draw her out of Hallows Haven and into the darkness. Even worse, some of that darkness may already exist within her, threatening her chance to make Hallows Haven her permanent home.

Have Gwen's loved o…

Spotlight and GIVEAWAY: Torn by Amber Lehman

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TORN by Amber Lehman

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A group of Southern Californian teens learn pivotal lessons about sexuality, friendship, love and life.

It was different this time; we weren't acting on a dare. I knew our motive; we were practicing the act, hoping to impress the right boy when it came time. But then something happened in the mix of the moment, in the mix of the alcohol. It wasn't planned, but somehow our kissing experiment turned into something else. Things went further . . . and once they had, once I returned to earth from the euphoria . . . I wrestled with my feelings at that frank realization, questioning whether our said objective was entirely true.

When fourteen-year old Krista McKinley transfers from Catholic school in Ohio to California's public Crestmount High, she discovers she has a lot to learn. Luckily, she is befriended by Carrie and Brandon and things start to look up. But when a simple dare tests Krista's values, it sends her entire world spiraling into a con…

Horse Charmer Anniversary Tour & GIVEAWAY May 20-May31st

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Today is the first day of my anniversary blog tour for my young adult fantasy Horse Charmer. I hope you follow along and celebrate with me especially for the chance to win a $20 Amazon or B&N gift card.

Here are the tour stops:

May 20th- Bookwyrming Thoughts- Guest Post
(Stop 2) The World Crafter - Interview
May 21st- Book Babe- Review
(Stop 2) Room to Write- Guest Post
May 22nd- Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom- Guest Post/Review
May 24th- In this World of Books- Review

May 27th- Illustrious Illusions- Guest Post
(Stop 2) - Jellybean Arson - Review
May 28th- Deal Sharing Aunt- Review
May 29th- Emily Wood - Interview
(Stop 2) Kelly Hashway Blog- Guest Post
May 30th- Sweet Reads Reviews- Interview
(Stop 2) Dreaming with Words- Guest Post
May 31st- Whats Beyond Forks- Guest Post/Review
(Stop 2) Courtney Rene Blog- Guest Post


Horse Charmer is a young adult fantasy about a sheltered princess who discovers her remarkable gifts with horses on a dangerous quest to find h…

HORSE CHARMER - Two Year Anniversary

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Wow, I can hardly believe it has been two whole years since HORSE CHARMER was first released into the big bad world. HORSE CHARMER was and is a book of the heart with the horse based on my own childhood show horse who will always have a special place in my heart.

I'm having a party on FACEBOOK today to celebrate! Swing by between 2pm-4pm EST (or 11am-1pm PST) for some fun tidbits and GIVEAWAYS! 

I have also temporarily dropped the price of HORSE CHARMER to $.99. You can find the new price at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Blio, Diesel eBook Store, iTunes, Kobo, Sony.


HORSE CHARMER will be going on tour with Tasty Book Tours from May 20-31st. Check back here at the start of the tour for a full list of blogs who will be hosting and reviewing, and for MORE fun giveaways.



May Kindle Fire Giveaway

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