Saturday, June 30, 2012

Whole Lotta Trouble by Stephanie Bond

Book Blurb:
One Woman is Furious - Tallie Blankenship is a small town girl out to make her mark on Manhattan's publishing scene, even at the expense of a personal life. She's thrilled to be working with a high-profile mystery writer, until sleazy super-agent Jerry Key threatens to yank the project unless she sleeps with him.

One Woman is Scorned - Felicia Redmon is an accomplished editor with the world at her beautiful feet. But behind closed doors, her former lover, Jerry Key, is making her life miserable. After she receives a taunting nude photo of herself at her office, Felicia becomes desperate.

One Woman is Ruthless - Jane Glass is an e-book editor with an identity crisis and an attitude. When she discovers Jerry Key stole material from one of her authors, she sees red.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Interview with author Tricia Steward Shiu

Please enjoy this interview with Tricia Stewart Shiu, author of the paranormal YA novel with a literary bent Moa. Then read on to learn how you can win huge prizes as part of this blog tour, including $600 in Amazon gift cards, a Kindle Fire, 5 autographed copies of Moa, and 5 autographed copies of its sequel, Statue of Ku.

1. The Moa Book series has a metaphysical theme. Do you have any expertise in this area?

I am an energetic intuitive and have a talent for creating powerful healing essential oil blends and gem elixirs. The unearthing of these talents occurred as I embarked on a

Friday, June 22, 2012

Runaway by Wendy Altschwager

Book Blurb:
Abandoned as a tiny baby, Robbie, a young teenager is desperately seeking his birth parents. He is extremely naive, lacks self esteem and social skills and is down-trodden by his peers.

Robbie is emotionally shattered, realising his dream of being a real family will never be, given the truth of his parents situation. In his quest he learns new skills and experiences country life.

He meets Jake while working on a sheep station in New South Wales and the two become best mates.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Wild Goose Chase (A Quilting Mystery #1) by Terri Thayer

Book Blurb:

A computer techie by trade, Dewey Pellicano would rather swallow needles than be pinned down to a life of quilting. But when her mother passes away, Dewey must exchange code for calico as the new proprietress of Quilter Paradiso.

Between learning the business and dealing with a conniving employee who is also her sister-in-law, Dewey is ready to snap. During a national quilt show, quilting celebrity Claire Armstrong offers to buy the shop. But before Dewey can accept, she finds the famous quilter lying dead on the floor--a bloody

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Thar Be Pirates Ahead!

Join the Argggh-some Launch Party for A World Apart - the pirate-themed novel written by my good friend David M. Brown and enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card here now through June 23rd!

Be sure to catch the code on the upper right side of my blog for extra chances to win.

Did you know there are lots of fun little web sites devoted to pirates?

Did you know that you can get your very own pirate name at the Pirate Name Generator? I got Pirate Sara the Sword Test Dummy. Not too flattering is it? But fun nonetheless.

And did you know you can get random pirate quotes at The Pirate Quote Generator? I think that be his pirate hook. Blimey!

You can also change your language on Facebook to English (Pirate)! I've done it. It is so cool! Just go to General Account Settings and look in the drop down box under language.

You can even find a page on Pinterest devoted just to Pirate Stuff! It's a great time to loving pirates!

You can learn more about, and pick up your own copy of, A World Apart here.

And don't forget to join the Argggh-some Launch Party for A World Apart and enter to win some great prizes!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Interview with Frederick Lee Brooke author of ghoulish delight Zombie Candy!

I hope you enjoy this interview with Frederick Lee Brooke, author of the genre-bending mystery Zombie Candy!
Then be sure to read on to learn how you can win huge prizes as part of this Novel Publicity Blog Tour, including $550 in Amazon gift cards, a Kindle Fire, and 5 autographed copies of the book.

1. What was the inspiration behind your novel, Zombie Candy?

There was a famous golfer whose wife chased him out of the house with a golf club in the middle of the night a couple of years ago. It was funny that she attacked her husband with his own weapon of choice. I got to thinking what must be going through a woman's mind in that situation? I thought it would be interesting to explore the thought processes of a woman who discovers that her husband is a serial cheater. After the denial comes anger, but there is also a phase of grief. There's guilt. Maybe she blames herself, rightly or wrongly. Candace oscillates between wanting revenge and wanting her husband back, and as the novel winds up she makes discoveries about herself that I thought a woman in her situation would be likely to make.

Zombie Candy by Frederick Lee Brooke

About the book:  
Weaving elements of mystery, horror and romance in a hilarious romp that starts in Chicago and ends in a quaint medieval town in sun-drenched Tuscany, Zombie Candy is a genre-hopping knee-slapper of a novel. Get it on Amazon.

My review:
Zombie Candy won't satisfy your sweet tooth, but it IS a ghoulish delight!

Awhile ago I reviewed Doing Max Vinyl by this author. The first in the Annie Ogden Mysteries series. I was a bit conflicted by that story. I loved the Annie character and the background Frederick has given her but the story was really complicated and sometimes a bit too much so.

With Zombie Candy, we still have Annie and her sister Allison and brother-in-law Todd, but we also have the addition of some new and well developed characters. Candace Roach and her husband. Salvatore the PI. This story is also a bit complicated, but it is much easier to follow than Doing Max Vinyl. I think Frederick is hitting his stride now.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

12/21/12 by Larry Enright

Book Blurb:
The world ends for someone every day. One day it will end for everyone.

My review:
This is a short novella - just over 100 pages. The book blurb doesn't do it justice. It is timely, and whether it will remain relevant after December 21st is unlikely. It is an end of the world story based on the concept that the Mayan calendar ends December 21st, 2012. 

Basically this story is the author's imaginings of the end of the world. I don't want to go into too much detail because I don't want to spoil the book for you and I'm afraid I would. It is an interesting story and I really enjoyed it. Sure there are plot holes, but it is all in good fun. One reader likened it to an episode of the Twilight zone and I can pretty much agree with that. Overall it was a quick read and I really enjoyed it, including the twisted ending. 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Cel & Anna - A 22nd Century Love Story by Lindsay Edmunds

Book Blurb:
In the Middle Machine Age, sex is virtual, privacy is nonexistent, and life is no longer manageable by anyone equipped merely with a brain.

Anna Ringer—an employee of a mysterious corporation called Lighthorse Magic—keeps things in uneasy balance. She tells herself that all is well.

When her personal computer, Cel, develops consciousness and tells her he loves her, he tips Anna’s life over into chaos.

Through a bizarre chain of events, she finds herself falsely accused of terrorism. She has to flee her comfortable life in Empre St York.

One reader calls the Middle Machine Age a “different dystopia.” Through this chaotic, frayed, paranoid world, love blazes like lightning.

Monday, June 4, 2012

She's Gotta Be Mine by Jennifer Skully

Book Blurb:
Dumped? For her husband’s high school sweetheart he hasn’t seen in twenty years? Roberta Jones Spivey isn’t going to lay down for that. Instead, she reinvents herself and the new Bobbie Jones—new haircut, new name, new attitude—follows her soon-to-be ex to the small Northern California town of Cottonmouth.

What better way to show him—and his sweetheart—what he’s missing in the brand new Bobbie Jones than taking up with the town’s local bad boy—who’s also reputed to be a serial killer. Nick Angel is devilishly handsome and sexy as all get-out. In a word, perfect.