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Friday, April 19, 2013

Feed Your Reader Launch & Kindle Fire #GIVEAWAY

Inspired Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer has launched a new site aimed at bringing you the best Kindle Ebook Deals and Steals.



Each day on feedyourreader.com you'll find a new list of available ebook deals (most for under $3).



And of course there will be lots of  Featured Freebies too!



To celebrate the launch of the new site she is giving away a Kindle Fire, Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash.


Win a 7" Kindle Fire (US only)




Or $100 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)




Or $100 in Paypal Cash (International)





Giveaway Details 
1 winner will receive their choice of a Kindle Fire 7" (US Only), $100 Amazon Gift Card or $100 in Paypal Cash (International).
Ends 5/5/13

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, Not A Writer http://iamareader.com. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Prize value $100-$159 US.

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Friday, April 5, 2013

April Kindle Fire Giveaway



Kindle Fire HD 7" Giveaway


The winner will have the option of receiving a 7" Kindle Fire HD (US Only)

  Or $199 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)

  Or $199 in Paypal Cash (International)



Sponsoring Bloggers & Authors
  1. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
  2. Author Jennifer Laurens
  3. Author Lena Sledge
  4. Kelly's Lucky You
  5. Author Lori Verni-Fogarsi
  6. Phantasmic Reads
  7. Author Rebecca Talley
  8. Author Ednah Walter
  9. Author Heather Bixler
  10. Girls With Books
  11. My Life With Books
  12. Author Rae Z. Ryans
  13. All Fantasy Worlds
  14. Author Michael Young
  15. Book Angel Booktopia
  16. Lori's Reading Corner
  17. Books R Us
  18. Books 4 Tomorrow
  19. Author T. Lynne Tolles
  20. Good Choice Reading
  21. Curling Up With A Good Book
  22. Auggie-Talk
  23. A Bookish Escape
  24. Paranormal Book Club
  25. Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf
  26. Amethyst Daydreams
  27. Pink Fluffy Hearts
  28. Love. Without You
  29. Books, Books, the Magical Fruit
  30. Author Lisa Voison
  31. Tasty Book Tours
  32. Fae Books
  33. Author Cindy C. Bennett
  34. Author Emma Michaels
  35. Author Lia Fairchild
  36. Fade Into Fantasy
  37. Pieces of Whimsy
  38. Author Rachael Renee Anderson
  39. Feed Your Reader
  40. Lovely Reads

Giveaway Details
1 winner will receive their choice of a Kindle Fire 7" HD (US Only), $199 Amazon Gift Card or $199 in Paypal Cash (International). Ends 4/30/13

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, Not A Writer http://iamareader.com and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Prize value $199 US.

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Unicorn Keep One Year Anniversary



Unicorn Keep is having its one year anniversary this month. Wow! My unicorn story has been out for one year. Hard to believe. Seems like it was only a couple of months ago I sat down determined to write a story featuring unicorns, but having no idea what the story would be. Thankfully, Jiline and Herrick stepped forward almost immediately to start telling me their stories.

To celebrate the one year anniversary I have temporarily lowered the cost of Unicorn Keep to $.99 for the ebook. Hurry over and grab your copy from your favorite ebook retailer before the price goes back to normal.

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, Sony.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Fairy Tale Fortnight


I adore fairy tale retellings in film. There is something about the creative process the writers, producers, director, and actors go through to bring about a new version of the fairy tale. Doesn't matter if it is a completely modern retake or something in the time period of fairy tales. Children/Family or Adult. Love them all.

The funnest part of retellings for me is seeing what they kept the same and what they twisted around to fit the "new" story.
  


 Ever After: A Cinderella Story and Tangled are pretty close to the original stories. Taking as much as they can from the fairy tales and also taking place during the medieval times the fairy tales come from.


Enchanted and Penelope are fun modern retellings of fairy tales. Penelope is probably closest to Beauty and the Beast, but also takes from other fairy tales. Enchanted includes most of the tropes of the "princess" fairy tales and puts its own unique twist for a completely new story.


Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters and Red Riding Hood take place in the medieval times of the original fairy tales, but add their own unique twist. Hansel & Gretel are all grown up and have the fairy tale as the backdrop that spurs them into their current career choice, but it also includes the actual fairy tale as Hansel and Gretel learn the story they've been told isn't complete or the whole story. Red Riding Hood takes the Red Riding Hood fairy tale and turns it into a paranormal romance along with the wolf hunting down Valerie (Red Riding Hood) as she tries to figure out who the wolf is.