May 29

Just an Update and an Apology

I wanted to take a moment to let those of you that I have reviews pending for, as well as my few and faithful readers, that I have not fallen off of the face of the earth. Things have been a little crazy for me what with job change issues and some crazy finance situations have directed my attention away from books for a little while, but I am slowly getting back into the swing of things here.

May 28

Review – Roll Call by Glenn Langohr

This book may be unsuitable for younger readers due to the subjects of a sexual nature, drug and alcohol use, language, violence and/or other controversial material. The flames indicate my subjective opinion of the degree of these subjects in the book. They may or may not all be represented and there may be others represented that are not specifically mentioned. Please research the suitability of all books for yourself and your family, especially if you are unfamiliar with the author or publisher. A rating of 0 flames does not necessarily mean the book is suitable for young children. It merely means there is no "mature" content.
Review – Roll Call by Glenn LangohrRoll Call: A True Prison Story of Corruption and Redemption by Glenn Thomas Langohr
Published by Booksurge Publishing on August 9th 2009

"Whacks you aside the head with the force of a baseball bat. Langohr's incredible description of his fight for survival in prison has 'screenplay' written all over it." John South, American Media Roll Call is a story with a cast of characters that include Mexican drug cartels, southern California street gangs and Hell's Angels all fighting for their piece of the drug culture. In the middle of it all, B.J. is hell bent for destruction until he realizes his destiny in the nick of time. Add a good detective squeezed out of the loop by an overzealous narcotic detective; a robust prison union trying to call the shots; a handful of drug criminals trying to find their conscience and you have the perfect recipe for a revolutionary uprising, bound by blood, all leaving the reader wondering, who are the real criminals?



May 26

Bewitching Book Tours – Author Interview – Ray Gorham, Author of 77 Days in September

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Just Another Rabid Reader recently got a chance to sit down with Ray Gorham, author of 77 Days in September. Ray had some interesting things to say and I hope you enjoy this chance to get to know him a bit better.

1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I’m a married father of 5, currently living in Montana where I operate a log home business.

2. What do you do when you are not writing?

Work and family takes up most of my time. I wish I had more time to write.

May 25

Just Another Rabid Reader Interviews Michael Meyer, Author of Deadly Eyes

Just Another Rabid Reader had a chance to catch up with Michael Meyer, author of Deadly Eyes, and get him to tell us a little more about him and his book. Without further adieu, here is his interview.

1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I recently retired from a forty-year career as a college writing professor. I taught at universities in Thailand, Saudi Arabia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and finally ended my career at a California community college. I am an avid world traveler, and, when I am not writing, I am usually out seeing the world. I live in Southern California wine country with my wife, Kitty, and our two other cats.

May 25

Book Feature and Giveaway – Deadly Eyes by Michael Meyer

DEADLY EYES by Michael Meyer

SYNOPISIS:

A HAUNTING CARIBBEAN MYSTERY
James Cuffy, better known as Cuff, is living in paradise with his girlfriend, on the small Caribbean island of St. Croix, where the sky is as blue as Cuff’s eyes, the ocean as pretty as Rosie’s cheeks, where the gentle lapping of the waves is a lullaby, and the swaying of the palm trees is a dance. The sandy beaches are as white as sugar, and the horizon is a world away. St. Croix indeed is paradise, the perfect place for living, laughing, and loving.

May 24

Guest Post: Marketing Involves Faith, by Robert Downs, author of Falling Immortality: Casey Holden, Private Investigator

Marketing Involves Faith

In the nine months, I’ve been marketing my debut MANfiction novel Falling Immortality: Casey Holden, Private Investigator, I’ve discovered marketing a book takes more faith and perseverance than any other qualities I may possess. Sure, you have to have a basic understanding of marketing, an idea on how to reach readers, and you have to know your core reader base, but once you understand those basic principles, it all boils down to faith. If you don’t believe in God, you may want to start praying to a tree, the Earth, or possibly even chocolate, if that’s your indulgence of choice. Because the bottom line is you’re going to need more perseverance than it took to actually write your novel, in order to see it marketed successfully. I’m talking about developing an audience beyond your family, friends, and relatives.

May 21

Bewitching Book Tours – Cover Reveal and Intro for Denied by Kinley Baker

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SHADOWED LOVE, BOOK TWO
By Kinley Baker
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press

When invaders brutally massacred the women and children of the Varner, Caleb witnessed loss and destruction on a scale few can comprehend. As the leader of a race on the brink of extinction, his only hope for survival is gaining acceptance into the Shadow Shifter Kingdom. Struggling with new customs, he meets Tabitha, a woman who challenges his limits.

May 17

The Land of Whoo by Ryan O’Brien

The Land of Whoo by Ryan O’BrienThe Land of Whoo by Ryan O'Brien
Published by Ryan O'Brien Publishing on February 25th 2012

An adopted Michael Henry yearned for some excitement in his life. Away from his friends, in a new neighborhood and school, he discovers the adventures of a lifetime as he learns of a portal with access to The Land of Whoo. On the other side of the portal, the secrets of Michael Henry's past and future will be revealed to him, but first he must prove himself worthy as he faces the challenges of the Five Trials to take his rightful place as the Chosen One. Can he help his grandfather, King Titus, take back his kingdom from the Dark Wizard and Master Uror? What powers does the Medallion hold?



May 17

Review: The Chronicles of Brendan Earle, Apprentice Mage (Autosaved) by Bob Studholme

Review:  The Chronicles of Brendan Earle, Apprentice Mage (Autosaved) by Bob StudholmeThe Chronicles of Brendan Earle, Apprentice Mage. Totally Interactive.(Autosaved) by Bob Studholme
Published by Bob Studholme on February 28th 2012

Phoebe and Adam have entered The Land. It looks like a world of magic, reached through a trans-dimensional Gate. It has fire-breathing dragons, mages who work powerful spells, and dwarves. (Well, it would have to wouldn't it? Dwarves would be a minimum, dwarves would.)It isn't.They think they will be here for only one day.They won't.They are involved in a very long story that will come to involve every human being on the planet.But before they can get to that they will just have to survive dangerously powerful magic, a war between mages and fantastical creatures, and teams of vampires whose only purpose is to kill them. And that, when it's only being done to improve sales figures, is really annoying.



May 15

Bewitching Book Tours: Intro to Harvest Dreams and Giveaway for Jacqueline Paige: Magic Seasons Contest!!! Huge Giveaway! Check it out!

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Harvest Dreams
Book III in the Magic Seasons series
By Jacqueline Paige
Armed with magic and a plan …
Buy link: Class Act Books Jacqueline Paige link http://www.classactbooks.com/Jacqueline-Paige_bymfg_25-0-1.html

Step into a world of magic and passions….