Sunday, May 2, 2021

GIVEAWAY: SIGNED COPY OF THE ECOWARRIORS

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Giveaway for a signed copy of The Ecowarriors, The Bluffs Of Baraboo #1

By Sandra Dreis






Davie Wyatt, born into a family of scientists, is forced to imagine a world without Wisconsin. Uncontrolled sand mining is taking over the state, threatening to destroy the land’s natural beauty. Two badgers, leaders of a royal underground dynasty, choose Davie and his buddies—Carl, Sharon, and Melissa—for a vital mission. With the powers given to them by the badgers, the four youths must defeat an evil force that will rise from Devil’s Lake on the eve of the Winter Solstice .
Suddenly, vacation plans morph from the ordinary to the fantastic as the four experience a daring cross-country ski excursion, uncover clues from petroglyphs on a cave exploration, and survive a bizarre ice-fishing adventure. Will they be able to put these clues together in time?

 
In the background, Grandpa John, a retired geologist, and his old friend, Avery, an Ojibwa storyteller, play important roles. As the young eco-warriors find themselves with the ability to fly, they face the enemy at Devil’s Doorway, a landmark rock formation high up on the dangerous cliffs over the lake. Battling the forces of a giant sand monster, the teenagers will discover the truths that lie—not only below the surface of the Devil’s Lake—but within themselves. 

 

THE AUTHOR

 


 Sandra enjoys a varied life of writing, teaching and performing. She lives with her two beloved and adopted dogs, Bear and Darla. In addition to Young Adult fiction, she enjoys writing poetry and plays--and has a lifelong love of all things dramatic.

She has studied at the Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury, Vermont and is a graduate of Hofstra University. Mainly, Sandra now devotes her time to environmental issues. Her love of animals brings her to volunteer at local shelter for vaccination clinics.

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THE GIVEAWAY

 

Enter to win a signed copy of The Ecowarriors by Sandra Dreis.  One winner, one book. 

**The book is signed "To Kim", however the book was intended to give away on the blog.

You must me 18+ years old and a U.S. Resident.  

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Giveaway will close on May 31, 2021 at midnight Central Time.   
**Giveaway is closed.  Winner has been notified**. 

  

Sunday, April 25, 2021

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: FATED FOR FELONY

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Audiobook Review for Fated For Felony, Psychic Eye Mystery #16

By Victoria Laurie

Narrated by Elizabeth Michaels



RATED IT

 


 


 When three newbie agents at the Austin’s FBI cold-case bureau resent having to work alongside a psychic consultant, Abby Cooper finds herself in hot water after they contact super-popular podcaster Mike Toscano—a former agent and huge skeptic of Abby’s abilities.

To prove that she’s the real deal, Abby will have to solve Toscano’s oldest—and coldest—case, and she’ll have to do it on air with millions of Toscano’s fans critiquing her every move. To make matters worse, the D.C. brass is threatening to shut down the Austin offices if Abby doesn’t bring home a win.

But helping to solve the unsolvable is what Abby does best, and she’ll be bringing her A-game to Toscano’s podcast. The only trouble is the killer could be listening… 

 

Abby Cooper, the Psychic Detective, is at it again with another thrill riding case.  Working as a consultant for the FBI, Abby Cooper has made quite the reputation for herself for being incredibly accurate and closes even the hardest and coldest of cases with her intuitive abilities.  So when she comes head to head with a skeptic, it really pisses her off!

Mike Toscano, a former FBI Agent and a pod cast entrepreneur, comes forward and challenges Abby to a duel.  Mike believes that Abby's presence in the FBI is making them a laughing stalk.  Mike is a non-believer.  Non-believers are dangerous and usually egotistical.  Here is where Abby thrives and shines!  The tension that Toscano has created amongst the FBI group is so thick I could feel goose bumps on my arms!  Man I hate this guy!  But Abby never backed down.  She showed Toscano what she was made of and more.  The longer they spent time together, the more Toscano was understanding and truly believing Abby's skills.

It's been a while since I last read an Abby book, and this one just reminded me again why I love this series so much!  I was literally at the edge of my seat the whole time.  The more grim things looked for Abby, the more I wanted to punch Toscano in the face!  I can't wait to see what Abby gets into next!

Narrator Review

Elizabeth Michaels continues to deliver a wonderful performance for Abby and her friends.  I love her warm and understanding tone, but she can also deliver some sass and wrath when need be.  Elizabeth just knows how to take Victoria's stories and bring them to life, thank you.

 


 


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Sunday, April 4, 2021

~GIVEAWAY~ WIN A SIGNED COPY OF THE JOHN HAZARD SERIES!

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Giveaway for signed copies of the John Hazard series!





THE SPIRIT BOX, JOHN HAZARD BOOK 1


A paranormal horror/thriller that delivers. A unique twist of a tale. This is no ordinary paranormal horror story.

When Walt Turner's mother died, he inherited her apartment and the antique shop below. After losing his job due to the treachery of a co-worker, The Spirit Box calls to him from the darkness of the shop with an offer of revenge. Lured by the promise of ultimate power and eternal life by the prisoner inside the box, Walt agrees to help it gather the final spirits it requires to return to human form.

John Hazard is investigating a series of murders and missing persons in this otherwise quiet town. His perceptions of reality are about to be altered in a life changing confrontation that will force him beyond the boundaries of darkness and ancient evil.

It is a spiraling descent into madness, where you may have everything you desire, if only you are willing to sacrifice all that you believe. When you look into The Spirit Box, be prepared to have more than your breath taken away.

NORTHWEST, JOHN HAZARD BOOK 2

 John Hazard is back on the trail of danger! After a life-altering event, he has resigned from the police department in small town America and enrolled in a Paranormal Investigation course at Bay University, a community college in San Francisco.

For their final grade, the class ventures to the Pacific NorthWest to film a documentary on a mysterious phenomenon they call “The NorthWest Triangle,” where scores of small aircraft and people have gone missing without a trace.

Professor Macy Renner believes the answer lies in an unsolved mystery from her own past and is determined to discover it, no matter the cost.

Emily Sparks has her own reasons for going, and it’s not just about the money. She is about to jump from the frying pan into the fire as she signs on for a journey that will transport her into the veritable jaws of hell.

Can a rag-tag team of misfits succeed in uncovering the source of the supernatural anomaly, or will the terror that lies in wait consume them in the process?

Come along on an adventure where you will learn that you don’t have to outrun the creatures behind you. You only have to run faster than the person beside you!

SEND NO ANGEL, JOHN HAZARD BOOK 3

John Hazard and Emily Sparks have been to hell and back in the forests of the NorthWest, but there’s a new relationship developing between them, and more predators to deal with at home. A ruthless gang is hunting Emily, the only witness to a mob hit, and there is only one way to put an end to their threat. Fight fire with fire.

Once the menace has been eradicated, they’re working to put their lives back on track and get their Paranormal Investigation business off the ground. Life is uneventful until late one night a call comes from a friend with an obscure message. “If you don’t hear from me by morning, come over to my lab. Something may have gone wrong.”

In a mind bending adventure through a portal to another world, against overwhelming odds and horrific creatures, they will join a team of John’s former Marine comrades to bring back their friend, alive or dead.
  

 


 

THE AUTHOR


Meet JH Glaze, an Author, Artist, and Entrepreneur. He was born in Ohio and left to travel the country looking for new opportunities. Eventually he landed in Atlanta GA, where he lives with his wife Susan, who moonlights as his editor, 2 dogs and a Senegal Parrot who hates, but tolerates him.

His writing includes the paranormal/horror/thriller series 'The Paranormal Adventures of John Hazard' which currently consists of 'The Spirit Box', 'NorthWest' and 'Send No Angel'. The stories center around a main character, John Hazard, a former police detective turned paranormal investigator. Many more adventures are planned and readers are invited to "Stay Tuned".

JH Glaze has also developed a short story series entitled The Horror Challenge, whereby he solicits his readers for a word or phrase that he then uses to develop a short story. This method of story development brings the reader into the creative process then credits their story suggestion at the time of publishing.

With the Novelettes, The Life We Dream and Forced Intelligence, JH Glaze expanded his writing into realms of paranormal romance and science fiction, while maintaining a compelling story telling style. A new paranormal series, Rune adds yet another layer to his work and he is excited about the future episodes of this serial novel which will be released one thrilling episode at a time.

A signature of his writing style is a blend of humor and horror. He delights in giving the reader something to savor in every story. When you are looking for something different to thrill and entertain you, try a novel or story by JH Glaze. 

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THE GIVEAWAY

Enter to win a signed copy of The Spirit Box, NorthWest, and Send No Angel by J.H. Glaze.  One winner will win all three books.  

You must me 18+ years old and a U.S. Resident.  

To be entered you must subscribe to blog updates, (subscribe button is on the top left corner of the page) and leave a comment below with a valid email address that you can be reached at if you win. 

Giveaway will close on April 30, 2021 at midnight Central Time.   

  

Saturday, March 13, 2021

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: GIMME SOME SUGAR

RATED IT


 


Lucy Bowman would never have guessed that her best friend, Duffy McCready (of McCready’s Bait Shop & Funeral Home) has been in love with her since they were kids. Fear of rejection and his own romantic complications prevented Duffy from confessing his true feelings in high school, so he stood by and watched her wed Wayne Bowman right after high school. Wayne had always been a cheapskate, so it comes as no surprise when he suffers a fatal accident while fixing his own truck.

Even as her family and friends invade Lucy’s life and insist that the new widow is too fragile to do much beyond weeping, Lucy is ashamed to admit that life without Wayne is easier, less complicated. After all, no one knew what a relentless, soul-grinding trudge marriage to Wayne had been. Only Duffy can tell she’s hiding something.

In need of a fresh start, Lucy asks Duffy to put his cabinet-building skills to use, transforming the town's meat shop into a bake shop. As the bakery takes shape, Lucy and Duffy discover the spark that pulled them together so many years ago. Could this finally be the second chance he’s always hoped for?

 


 

 Gimme Some Sugar paints a comfortable picture of a small town where every one knows every one and family rivalries still exist. After losing her husband, Lucy and her son Sam move back to Lucy's home town, Lake Sackett, Georgia. All Lucy wants is a safe place to raise her son and live her dream of owning her own bakery. Now, if the town's folk would just mind their business, lol.


Let me start off by saying I have not read the first two books of this series. When Lucy moves back home, she is immediately comforted by the familiarity of where she grew up. Finding her footing as a single parent has been a challenge for Lucy. This sweet story is all about Lucy finding true love.

The characters depicted in the story are what make this story fun. The town is just the right balance of fun, not too silly but not all serious either. Duffy, Lucy's bff growing up, and his mother Dawn are the bright spot in Lucy's day. Evie and Melody, the evil in-laws, and Lana, Duffy's ex-wife, are the perfect people you love to hate. While Lucy works on getting her bakery open and discovering her true feelings about her failed marriage with Wayne and her true love feelings for Duffy, the evil-doers are hard at work attempting to destroy both Lucy's business and her romance with Duffy. I truly enjoyed getting to know Lucy and was instantly drawn into the world.


Narrator Review

Amanda Ronconi is one of my favorite narrators to date! Amanda has such a quality tone, along with a story telling talent that just sweeps you right into your own imagination. I love you Amanda. You are my narrator hero.  Amanda gets 5 fangs!




 

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Monday, March 1, 2021

~GIVEAWAY~ WIN A SIGNED COPY OF THE TALA PROPHECY SERIES!

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Giveaway:  Win a signed copy of Chasing Memories & Chasing Shadows 

by Tia Silverthorne Bach



There isn’t another way; not now. The others are coming. I can’t let them have you…

Seventeen-year-old Reagan has a problem: She can’t remember what happened the night her brother was taken. Now, the dreams haunting her from the incident are becoming more intense by the day. All the while, the lines between what’s real and what’s a product of her paranormal-obsessed mind are becoming blurred.

Is she losing her mind or has she just stepped into a world she thought only existed in books?

Caught in a web of worried parents, competing boys, Wiccan relatives, protective amulets, and psychiatrist babble, Reagan must determine the truth before it’s too late.

 


 
Reagan thought one night changed her life forever, but her fate was written long ago.

Merging creature and white blood,
One of flame, one of night,
At eighteen years it will commence,
Spiritual warrior and power,
Will bring an end to the lawless ones.


A war looms: One that pits brother against brother for werewolf supremacy. Angels and demons will each have a say before a victor is chosen.

With her eighteenth birthday only six months away, time is running out. Reagan must find a way to harness the two powerful, ancient bloodlines coursing through her: Werewolf and Wiccan. Then, she has to figure out her role in the century-old prophecy foretold by her great-grandmother.

However, if Reagan can’t save her family from her most vicious rival, Rafe, the forces of Hell will be unleashed and the war will be over before it starts.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR



Tia Silverthorne Bach has been married to her college sweetheart for twenty-four years, has three beautiful daughters, and adores living in the breathtaking state of Colorado. Her daughters were born in Chicago, San Diego, and Baltimore; and she feels fortunate to have called many places home. She believes in fairy tales and happy endings and is an avid reader and rabid grammar hound.

She is an award-winning, multi-genre author and an Editor for Indie Books Gone Wild. From an early age, she escaped into books and believes they can be the source of healing and strength. If she's not writing, you can find her on the tennis court, at the movies, reading a good book, or spooning peanut butter right out of the jar.

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THE GIVEAWAY

Entry for the giveaway, be 18+ of age, a U.S. Resident, follow PY by any social media means, and drop a comment here telling me where you follow PY and a valid email address where you can be reached if you win.  That's it!  Giveaway will close on March 31st at midnight.  Good Luck ;)  

*Disclaimer, both books are signed "To Kim", but they were intended to giveaway on the blog, my bad.


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Sunday, August 30, 2020

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: SUMMONED TO THIRTEENTH GRAVE

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RATED IT




Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper extraordinaire, is pissed. She’s been kicked off the earthly plain for eternity – which is the appropriate amount of time to make a person stark raving mad. But someone’s looking out for her, and she’s allowed to return after a mere hundred years in exile. Is it too much to hope for that not much has changed? Apparently it is. Bummer.

She’s missed Reyes and her daughter, Beep, but now that she’s back on earth, it’s time to put to rest burning questions that need answers. What happened to her mother? How did she really die? Who killed her? And are cupcakes or coffee the best medicine? It all comes to a head in an epic showdown between good and evil in this final smart and hilarious novel.




The end of the line for Charley and Reyes...or is it?
Summoned to Thirteenth Grave was released back in January 2019, and I waited til now to listen to it because I didn't want their story to be over, but is it over?

Now I'm not about to give any spoilers because frankly if you're reading this, you've been reading the series, so nothing I say at this point will be a surprise. If by some chance you haven't been reading the series and you are reading this review, stop now and save yourself, and me some grief.

So all of you know ever since Beep was born the story line has had this big build up to Beep fighting the good fight with evil and all the people Charley knows that will be in her army...right? We've all been on the edge of our seats as we read on through countless attempts on evil's part to find Beep and kill her, with Charley and Reyes trying to cleverly find a way to keep her safe. Well, with this supposedly being the last book to the series I must say I was a little disappointed. Yes, we've had some big questions answered, yes, we all love Charley and Reyes, but the build up the author created for this last chapter of the story was so great that in the end what happened fell short for me. It was like being dropped off from a date with a handshake goodnight, after having a wonderful flirtatious night on the town with him. And to make things confusing, a question was asked at the end to imply more to come. What I'm saying is, this is suppose to be the last book of the series and when you build a story up that much, you have to reach down to the depths of your soul and unleash the most unimaginable on the reader for the ending and Mrs. Jones did not. What's so disappointing is that I know she could do it, I've seen her do it in her other stories. It felt like she held back and I don't understand why.

Narrator Review
Lorelei King delivered another phenomenal performance! I love her tone, and her comedic timing, plus the sarcasm. She is an amazing actress and storyteller. Don't ever stop what you're doing because you have a God given talent.  Rated it, 5 Fangs!


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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

BOOK REVIEW: UNDER PRESSURE

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By Kelly Moran

**Book provided by the author for an honest review**



RATED IT







You have the right to remain...sexy.

As sheriff of Redwood Ridge, Parker Maloney has learned to bite his tongue at the ridiculous antics of the town's matchmakers. He's just grateful they've never messed with him before. Except it kind of seems like he's their next target. They keep sending him on one wild goose chase after another with a single common denominator--Madeline Freemont. Whatever. Maddie spent their youth terrorizing him and he has zero interest in reopening the claw marks. No matter how beautiful or intuitive or funny he finds her. Nope. He's laying down the law on this one. Yet there's something to her hot-as-hell spine of steel act he can't figure out and she's beginning to unlock the cell on his restraint.

Maddie Freemont's no newcomer to the cold shoulder. Most of the town never warmed up to her. Or tried. So when her ex leaves her high, dry, and so in debt she's forced onto the street, it's no shock there aren't any offered helping hands. She's making due by taking any odd job she can to scrape by. Even though she would've done anything for Parker's attention once upon a time, the last thing she needs is to be on his radar now. Why they suddenly keep crossing paths is a mystery. But it's becoming increasingly difficult to ignore his handsome, subtle charms--and how he's working his way under her resolve to expose desires she long ago shoved aside.




Parker Maloney, who was born and raised in Redwood Ridge, is now the towns Sheriff. Being the most eligible bachelor and also the all knowing of the whole town, how is it Parker has never ran into her until now. Madeline Freemont moved back to Redwood Ridge three years ago to right a wrong. Hated by many, Maddie did her best to be invisible and it worked until she ran into him. Will Parkers liked by everyone good natured soul be able to help Maddie rise from the ashes of her past and accept the love she deserves from herself, him and the town?



Redwood Ridge is a quirky little town that we all daydream about every now and then, which is also depicted a lot in those adorable Hallmark movies. Parker Maloney, the towns Sheriff, was described beautifully by the author as having jet black hair, emerald green eyes and the body of a line backer. Between that and Maddies depiction of Parker as “he had a strong moral code, ethics, a huge heart, good intentions, and an untainted soul” made my heart throb and panties melt all at the same time! I was all in until his love interest was introduced... Madeline Freemont. Madeline was the rich bitch in town growing up. She was the “mean girl” that all other girls wanted to be like and liked by. She was literally the opposite of Parker but unbeknownst to him, he's who she had her sights set on as a teenager. After Madeline's father and fiance were convicted of scamming money from the towns people, Madeline was left with nothing. Forced to quit college and crawl back to Redwood Ridge, she was on a mission to right the wrong her family had done to the town.

The story was real and I'm still not sure if the main focus was meant to be on Parker or Madeline. It was great to read a story where the two main characters story touched my heart. Even before reading about Madeline's journey, reading how she lived and how the towns people treated her had me feeling indignant and angry for her! Overall the very statement Maddie made about Parker was true about herself as well but she just didn't or couldn't see anything good about herself because of the guilt and actions of others. I loved the plot that brought them together, the characters that set the tone, and the humanity at it's greatest feeling the author gave the story. The last chapter had me in tears and feeling so optimistic that good people and love do prevail. The moral of the story on second chances and don't judge a book by it's cover can always stand the test of time. This was a heart warming story that fed my soul. The sexy guy and steamy sex helped too ;)










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