A couple of weeks ago, I ran a promo with a trailer and excerpt for Taste
by Kate Evangelista. Well, for those of you want to pick it up, the moment has arrived. Taste is officially available for purchase from Amazon.com for Kindle, Go and get it and be among the first to read this novel by a truly awesome Author!
I recently reviewed The Willows and thoroughly enjoyed it, as well as getting to know the author. So, you guessed it. It is, indeed, that time again, readers! The author has graciously agreed to give one lucky reader a smashwords coupon to read this enjoyable book!
Okay Ladies and Gentleman! We have another awesome giveaway coming up. First, off, let me introduce you to these books a little.
Here is an Excerpt from Seeds of Discovery: (reprinted from Breeana Puttroff’s blog with permission)
Chapter One Preview
Quinn Robbins could see her breath as she walked up to the familiar porch of the baby-sitter’s house to pick up her little sister, Annie. The heavy coat she wore was not enough to keep her from shivering as she rang the doorbell.
Her heart skipped a beat when the door opened, and she found herself face-to-face not with Maggie Cunningham, the baby-sitter, but with her oldest son, Zander. Read more...(4900 words, 4 images, estimated 19:36 mins reading time)
Days before Chad Williams was to report to military duty in Great Lakes, Illinois, he turned on a television and was greeted with the horrifying images of his mentor, US Navy SEAL Scott Helvenston, being brutally murdered in a premeditated ambush on the roads of Fallujah, Iraq. Steeled in his resolve, Chad followed in Scott’s footsteps and completed the US military’s most difficult and grueling training to become a Navy SEAL. One of only 13 from a class of 173 to make it straight through to graduation, Chad served his country on SEAL Teams One and Seven for five years, completing tours of duty in the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Iraq.
Part memoir, part evangelism piece, SEAL of God follows Chad’s journey through the grueling Naval Ops training and onto the streets of Iraq, where he witnessed the horrors of war up close. Along the way, Chad shares his own radical conversion story and talks about how he draws on his own experiences as a SEAL to help others better understand the depths of Christ’s sacrifice and love. Read more...(902 words, 11 images, estimated 3:36 mins reading time)
Life is easy when you have everything you want; great friends, a boyfriend who loves you, a happy family that supports you, brothers that both protect and annoy you. I had all of that… once.
That was before the accident. That was before the murder. That was before… The Willows.
Evelyn Magwire now has a choice to make. Does she turn her back on the mysteries that have consumed her life, or does she face the darkness and find the truth? When her brother comes up missing, the choice is made for her. Forced on a path where her friends become her enemies and her enemies become her friends, Evie learns that the changes happening to herself are the scariest of all. She’s not sure she will ever be the same again… Because some changes are forever… and bloodlust… never dies. Read more...(500 words, 6 images, estimated 2:00 mins reading time)
Quinn Robbins has just returned from spending ten days in Eirentheos, a world she had never known existed. Trying to settle back into her familiar life and establish a relationship with her new boyfriend, Zander, is more of a challenge than she ever dreamed it would be. Things are just beginning to feel normal again when the charming Prince Thomas shows up in her world, and invites her back to Eirentheos for a royal wedding. She's excited at the chance to reconnect with the people and places she had begun to fall in love with. What she doesn't realize is just how deeply connected with this new world she might become ... and just what old secrets might be beginning to unravel. Read more...(804 words, 7 images, estimated 3:13 mins reading time)
Krystal McLaughlin is a new, up and coming YA author who has a lot to say, and 3 books currently out on the market. Just Another Rabid Reader recently had the chance to “sit down” with her in email and hash out an interview, and without further adieu, here are the questions and answers!
1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Sure! I have been writing as long as I can remember, I have a beautiful daughter and another baby on the way, I grew up in Colorado, and I am strangely terrified of orcas! Read more...(968 words, 3 images, estimated 3:52 mins reading time)
Quinn Robbins' life was everything she thought a teenager's should be. She has good friends, a family that she loves, good grades, and an after-school job she enjoys. And, she's just been asked out by Zander Cunningham, a popular football player and great guy. But one day when driving home after picking up her little sister from the baby-sitter's, she nearly hits a boy who, after running blindly into the street, mysteriously disappears.
The mystery only deepens as she figures out who the boy is; William Rose, a reclusive, awkward boy from school who always has his nose in a pile of books.
As she becomes more aware of his behavior it becomes more obvious how out of the ordinary William is and how hard he deliberately tries to blend into the background. This only intrigues her more and she finds herself working to find out more about him, and exactly where he keeps disappearing to.
On a whim one night she follows him and suddenly finds herself in a new world. One where William is a prince, literally, and she is treated like a princess. She also discovers that she is stuck; the gate back to her own world isn't always open.
Quinn finds herself smack in the middle of a modern-day fairy tale, on a course that will change her life forever. Read more...(980 words, 13 images, estimated 3:55 mins reading time)
I recently met this author and agreed to feature her book on my blog. I have sat down and watched the trailers and read through the descriptions, and this is one that I absolutely cannot wait to read. Who is with me? Ethos is currently available through Amazon, and you can find it by clicking the book cover above. The audiobook is currently in production, as well as a special print edition with full color illustrations. I cannot wait! Ethos currently has over 40 reviews on Amazon.com, all placing it with a 5 star rating so far. This book has just come out at the end of March, and great things are to be expected from this up and coming author. Without further adieu, let me dive right in and introduce you to the book and Desiree Finkbeiner! Read more...(679 words, 5 images, estimated 2:43 mins reading time)