Thursday, July 19, 2012

The big birthday bash giveaway is here! Ends July 26th

Yay! It's my birthday! Some of my author friends have generously donated copies of their books for me to share with you, in addition to my gift card. Similar giveaways with different titles are happening on the other blogs at Andi's Kids Books (same contest on Andi's Chapter Books) and Andi's Young Adult Books.

Detailed here are all of the books being included. Click on a cover for more information or to purchase your own copy. Remember to enter the Rafflecopter below! And thanks for stopping by!

The Mark of the Witch by Jessica J. Gibson

Magic flows through Jillian Proctor's veins as surely as blood, but so far her life outside Boston has been peaceful. William Morgan blows into Jilly's life like a hurricane, unleashing her magic and sending her out of control. Unknowingly, William brings an enemy who only wants to posses the power of the witch. Jilly must learn to harness her magic before she loses it - and everything in her life is destroyed.

Jessica lives in California with her husband and young son. She loves to read, and that love helped her to branch out into writing. Aside from writing, she runs an online event planning business called the Release Day Diva. In addition to novels, Jessica writes and maintains the blog Book on the Bright Side. Keep up with Jessica and her latest releases and events on her blog.

Time for Death, Liz Baker series #1 by Christie Silvers

Liz Baker thought it would be a normal evening of sex in a cemetery with her beau, until she spotted someone in the distance and all normality in her world ceased to exist. After several murders in her small town, Liz comes to the realization that the murderer is coming after her, and he's more dangerous than any human could possibly be. With the help of her dead mother, bar bouncer, and cemetery lover, Liz learns that the murdering vampire was sent by her biological father to claim her as his own. Only then does she discover her real parentage and underlying special powers. Only death will release her from Marcus's powerful hold, but who will die first?

Christie has always loved books and the written language. She devours every book that crosses her path and begs for more. However, it wasn't until the age of twenty-nine that she discovered her love of writing. She started out with web content articles, before making her way on to a short, humorous parenting book (Toddler Logic: 50 Things That Your Toddler Wants You to Know).

After that, she decided to jump into a genre that she's always been in love with... the paranormal! That's when A Midnight Infatuation was born. It was soon followed by A Birth at Dawn and A Twilight Abduction--all in the Alex & Fiona series.

Christie has numerous projects in the works and has declared that she has enough book ideas to last her for several years to come. It appears that there will be many more paranormal stories in her future. Here's hoping that her imagination never wanes.

Christie has never hid the knowledge that she loves anything paranormal-related, with a particular interest in vampires and werewolves. She watches any vamp movie that catches her eye and devours new books by her favorite writers of the paranormal as soon as she gets her hands on them. This fascination has been long-lived and is expected to last until her last days on this earth.

Christie is very personable and has been more than happy to do any interview that has been requested of her. She loves her fans and thoroughly enjoys speaking with them whenever she gets the chance. She also enjoys writing her personal blog and conversing with fans and friends on numerous social networking sites.

Stop by her website anytime to see what she's up to. Don't forget to check out her blog while you're there. 

Summer in Martinstown by Jo Heroux

Follow a family in Martinstown, Georgia through one summer of their lives. They face pride, tragedy, recovery and the whole gambit of emotions. The Brady's are a family with friends we all have or wish we did.

A Collection of Dark Short Stories by Amy Browne

This collection of six short stories shows the darker side of those people around us. Sometimes we cause our own pain and misfortune but other times we are simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. All of these are general fiction and each show just how random a victim is.

Amy Browne discovered her passion for writing as a teenager in Athens, Pennsylvania. The many twists and turns in her life have added more water to her writing wellspring. The same traits that make her a successful single mom- dedication, commitment, and organization shine through in her writing.

Ms. Browne writes for various online and print publications. Very much a family person, she enjoys writing fiction that speaks to your heart and soul.

A House Divided Against Itself

Period historians who have read about the Culp family and have knowledge of some of Bob OConnors characters will find this book intriguing and exciting. OConnor shows us how a familys inner struggle resembled our national conflict in a very readable fashion. James C. Price, Historian Laureate Town of Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
Bob lives in Charles Town, West Virginia, close to most of the sites of his books. He is a well-respected member of the travel industry and a long time journalist and photographer. He initiated two of the areas most popular annual events, the Independence Concert at Antietam Battlefield in July and the Memorial Illumination at Antietam Battlefield in December. He lives close to his six grand children and his two children. His next historical novel follows two brothers who fought against each other in the Civil War. The book is called ""A House Divided Against Itself"". Contact him through his website 

100 Matchstick Puzzles - an app by Grabarchuk Puzzles

*** Play 1st book in new Puzzlebook series for special introductory price! ***

Discover a new Puzzlebook series of hands-on puzzles. The first book embraces 100 matchstick puzzles which you can play anywhere using matchsticks, toothpicks, pencils, crayons, pretzel creative!

Matchstick puzzles are incredibly compact puzzles first popularized in the 19th century. For the past fifteen years, we've been creating matchstick puzzles. They have appeared in printed books, periodicals, contests, on the Web, and even on the radio. Now it's time for a Kindle edition!

All matchstick puzzles in this collection are original creations by the Grabarchuk Family. They are adapted to the Kindle book format with a special Hint system.

You can interactively choose any puzzle from the list and navigate between the puzzles, hints, and solutions.

Hints & Solutions
Need help? Use the hints, which provide useful tips on how to solve puzzles. If it is not enough - the detailed visual answers are provided for each puzzle.

The collection is specially created for all kinds of solvers - beginners, skillful, and experts alike. The puzzles are arranged so that you start with the easy (*) puzzles and progress to the hard (*****) puzzles.

Enjoy it in Color Too!
The book is created in full-color. Enjoy a colorful experience playing it on Kindle Fire or in a Kindle app on iOS, Android, PC, Mac, etc.

Happy Puzzling!

About the Grabarchuk Family:

During many decades our family is working in the Puzzle World. We create various puzzles; make their designs and carefully test them; bring them to the market; compile and publish our puzzle creations in different books, magazines, newspapers, and on the Web; produce interactive puzzles; solve hundreds of puzzles a year; make puzzle researches and historical studies; and are involved into many other puzzle activities all over the World. 

Good luck to all who enter the giveaway and special thanks to all of the authors who donated!

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  1. Happy Birthday and thanks for the giveaways!

  2. Happy Birthday, and thanks for sharing the giveaway :)

  3. Oh Happy Birthday, thanks for sharing and hope you have a fantastic fun day!

  4. Mark of the Witch by Jessica Gibson looks good!


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