BIG HALLOWEEN MULTI-AUTHOR BOOK AND SWAG GIVEAWAY!

  

BIG HALLOWEEN MULTI-AUTHOR BOOK AND SWAG GIVEAWAY ON #WRITMODAGE: 

SHIFTERS, MONSTERS, AND OTHER THRILLS!

 

 

Hello there, readers! Happy October! It’s that time of year again. 😊

 


And guess what? That very exciting holiday, Halloween, is creeping up on us…here’s a fun take on it, especially for those wary of getting out with the risk of exposure to who-knows-what level of germs. Am I right? 😉

 


This week, we’ll be running a fantastic Halloween-themed giveaway here on the Writing in the Modern Age blog in celebration of all things scary, supernaturally sexy, and mysterious! Thrillers are welcome as well!

“Eh…that was a tad vague, Marie.”

Good point! Let me give you more of an idea about what prizes you’ll find in this contest. I’ve asked authors to donate a variety of different books which fit the Halloween theme. All monsters are welcome, from supernatural creatures to the very human, yet terrifying murderer types. We're also offering some lighthearted or humorous reads.

Be prepared to find paranormal fiction of any kind, including some shapeshifter romance books, as well as hard-boiled mystery, cozy mystery, suspense/thrillers, also fantasies featuring magical talents, scary science fiction, horror reads, romantic suspense, and urban fantasy. And the list just goes on! Expect these donations to range from YA to more adult tales. Also, some cool swag! Just anything that fits our theme…

If you’re a loyal subscriber to this blog, then you probably haven’t seen a Halloween giveaway here since 2015. We’ve always either run contests for all book genres, or at least just romance novels. Now, though, things are a little different.

Let’s learn some more information, huh?

As your blog moderator, I will be conducting the contest. If you came to this year’s post-Christmas event, then you know I’ve started using Rafflecopter to hold the individual contests, as the app helps keep me much more organized than my previous methods. For example, rather than giving me your reading preferences manually by posting a comment here, you will instead place an entry each on only the prize contests that interest you. Sound good? 😊

Now, I know some of you might’ve begun to abhor Rafflecopter, due to all the steps involved in following each author’s social media URLs. However, I’d advise you to press on this time, since I’m trying to make it easier for contest participants. You can still do all those steps, of course, but there’s also an automatic free entry included. Just as long as you’ve signed in to Rafflecopter (you’ll be able to tell if it automatically lets you place an entry on a contest), and I have a way to reach you in case you’ve won a prize, then we’re good. As a bonus point, feel free to answer our polled question at the end of the post. For mailed book donations, pay special attention to the instructions about the winner’s location, as some of us might struggle with shipping costs. 

Also, if you navigate to the top left sidebar of the page where it’s labeled ‘Aoede's 'Skeletons' song for October’ (and you have your speakers turned on), hit the play button and you can hear something cool. The awesome songwriter/artist Aeode (aka author Lisa A. Sniderman) has kindly donated her song, ‘Skeletons’ to our cause. The song should've played automatically as the page loaded, though.You may also find more about her album, Skeletons of the Muse, below…


Skeletons of the Muse by Aoede

 



Skeletons of the Muse by Aoede

Album · 2012 · 13 Songs

 

How apropos!

Back to how this contest works. Rafflecopter will keep all your entries and privacy secure, and the only time winners will be announced is on this blog post, and when I reach out to you after the event is over. But having said that, if you are shy about placing a contest entry with the app (or technology really isn’t one of your strengths), you may contact me directly at marieannlavender@gmail.com using the subject heading ‘WritModAge Halloween contest entry’. I will then manually place you in the drawing.

Now…without further ado, how about we move on to the list of donations? Sounds like a plan to me!

 


Let’s get started, shall we?




1.      Haunting in Hartley by Janice Tremayne


Genre: Supernatural Horror

Format of Prize: Paperback (USA or UK winners only)

# of copies: 2

 

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Format of Prize: Ebook – choice of PDF, Epub or MOBI format

# of copies: 5

Blurb: 

Some ghost towns are best left alone...

A Heart-thumping, bone-chilling and thought-provoking ghost and supernatural experience.

Hartley is an Australian ghost town that has made a revival for all the right reasons—but can it shake off its evil past as the phantom returns to haunt its new residents?

Will Clarisse be strong enough to reject the trade-off—the power to foretell future events of her choosing and the horrors that come with the visions? What if she could predict a tragedy for a loved one?

This is a haunting tale of cursed taunts and mindless gmes of an angry and sarcastic phantasm that occupies the basement, lonely and desperate for someone worthy to take over his curse. The contract with the evil entity comes at a cost for Clarisse—ingrained in her lust to control future events. This becomes an affliction of the mind that she can no longer separate from her reality.

Enter her dark world of greed and lust-driven by Clarisse's decision—to inherit the phantom’s curse or confront it? 

Note:This book can be read as a stand-alone.

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0819YTL24/

A trailer for Haunting in Hartley:


A few lines to “thrill” readers:

Before Father Grimaldi took another step, he heard screeching on the wall directly in front of him. He gulped while his heart started thumping harder. It had been an ominous sound, designed to grab his attention.

He took a deep breath and held it while looking disconcertingly toward the wall. A misty haze of light captured his attention with speckles of dust forming patterns of floating particles. The incandescent light came from nowhere, as there were no windows in this room.

He lifted his lamp above shoulder height to improve his view in finding where the uncanny sound had come from when, out of nowhere, an icy hand tapped him on his right shoulder then patted him on his back. He stood frozen and tense as he gripped his hands into fists, his heart racing and eyes glued directly in front of him. He shook his shoulders more than once as a tickle went up his spine. It had a skeleton-like feel, devoid of any life or tenderness. It was the hand of a dead man, but with the metaphysical qualities to touch.

He turned around sharply to confront the phantom, almost losing his grip on the lamp, to find nothing but darkness in front of him. Was it playing games to appease itself? To control the emotions of others wary of its presence?


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Some Author Links to Follow:

Website:  https://www.janicetremayne.com/  
Facebook: 
https://www.facebook.com/hauntingclarisse
Amazon Author Page: 
https://www.amazon.com/Janice-Tremayne/e/B07X25Q8Q9/  

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19471383.Janice_Tremayne
BookBub: 
https://www.bookbub.com/authors/janice-tremayne

 

 

2.      Big & Beautiful by Gisela Grey


Genre: BBW or curvy romance/paranormal romance

Format of Prize: Ebook (any location winner)

# of copies: 1

Blurb: What if the lamb falls in love with the wolf?

Sheryl is a curvy woman who loves her independence and has sworn off relationships. It’s not like the men she’s interested in ever notice plus size women like her anyway, or know how to treat them. But when she meets a drop-dead gorgeous billionaire during a photo shoot, all bets are off. Sheryl is drawn to him like a moth to a flame, and fatal attraction soon leads to much more than she has bargained for.

Derek has a secret to protect and a career to manage. He’s a ruthless tycoon who sticks to affairs. So why does this voluptuous, sassy woman get under his skin and set his blood on fire? The wolf in him and the man in him want her—for life. But will she run a mile once she knows his true nature?

* * *

The Lancaster Werewolves is an erotic paranormal romance series with three werewolves who are brothers by choice and fall in love with plus-size women. These books are intended for mature audiences 18+ due to explicit sexual content. Each book can be read as a stand-alone with a 'happily ever after'.

Book 1: Big and Beautiful (Derek and Sheryl)
Book 2: Big and Brave (Damien and Gabrielle)
Book 3: Big and Bold (Dawson and Amy)

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Big-Beautiful-Billionaire-Lancaster-Werewolves-ebook/dp/B07B4JLJML/

A few lines to “thrill” readers:

Derek Lancaster stood in the open doorway to the room, and his presence slammed into her like a bolt of lightning.

Holy mother of God, the man was even more devastatingly handsome in the flesh than on photos!

Towering more than six feet, he took up the whole doorway, all muscle, sinew and strong bones beneath the tailored suit. Meticulously pressed black pants hugged his muscular thighs and sat low on his narrow hips. His black suit jacket molded to his arms, hinting at biceps to die for, although he wasn’t too bulky. He wore a white button-down shirt that stretched taut over a broad chest—and thanks to the Internet filled with paparazzi shots, she knew that chiseled abs were hidden beneath the shirt. His tie was the clearest shade of blue, like a summer sky you only ever saw in paintings.

Realizing that she was ogling him and probably drooling all over herself, Sheryl blushed crimson and wrenched her gaze from his chest to look at his face.

Big mistake.

Her cheeks heated even more when she met his intense gaze. His eyes were the exact color of his tie, and they seemed to stare right through her, into her. He’d caught her staring, or so the tiniest of smirks told her when he curled one corner of his mouth. His mouth, Lord have mercy! With its slightly fuller lower lip, it looked as if his kisses would be lethal. Nope, not a good idea to imagine his kisses. She couldn’t stop feasting her eyes on Mr. Lancaster, though. With his cleft chin, his square jaw and his sharp, narrow nose, he appeared aristocratic with a wild edge, like every girl’s dream come true. Certainly this girl’s dream…


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3.      Big & Brave by Gisela Grey 

 


Genre: BBW or curvy romance/paranormal romance

Format of Prize: Ebook (any location winner)

# of copies: 1

Blurb: His duty is to protect her – but he’s the real danger.

Gabrielle hates her sheltered life. As a senator’s daughter, she’s surrounded by journalists, staff and security. When a kidnapping attempt prompts her famous father to make her hide with her sexy, infuriatingly in-control bodyguard, her life is turned upside down. Why does this mysterious man attract her so much and bring out a wild side she never knew she possessed?

Damien is a powerful wolf shifter who keeps the beast inside him under control at all times because he knows what can happen if he snaps. What is it about this vulnerable, curvy heiress to a political fortune that tempts him to throw caution to the wind? He wants her desperately – but will his plus-size mate run when she finds out about his dominant nature and dark secret?

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FNV6GFJ

A few lines to “thrill” readers:

“I have decided it’s best to keep you safe until the campaign is over. We can’t risk any more kidnapping attempts. Therefore, Mr. Lancaster will take you to a safe house and stay there with you until things have settled down.”

For a moment, Gabrielle was too shocked to react. He wanted her to do what? Vanish? Practically be imprisoned with that unfeeling hunk of a man who’d never shown her more than mild disdain?

“But…but…” She faltered, trying to get her brain into gear but not coming up with a single valid argument.

“You heard me.” Her father’s tone was final. He rose, pocketing one of his many shiny phones and snapping his fingers at his assistant.

“Your baggage will be packed and transferred to your escape vehicle while you’re briefed for the press con and have a quick lunch. You won’t get a say in what’s kept behind, for safety reasons. Someone might be tracking your laptop, phone, and so forth. You’ll be allowed only what’s necessary. No questions asked.”

He approached, that cold glint in his grey eyes that had slayed many opponents but was hardly ever caught on screen.

“And I will say this only once: You will obey Mr. Lancaster, no matter what. He knows best what’s safe for you, and he’s in charge during the next seven days. If he says run, you run. If he says you need to stay in bed all day and read, you do that.”

Gabrielle stared, her mouth opening and closing uselessly.

Her father gave her shoulder a perfunctory pat, treated Damien Lancaster’s elbow to the same gesture, and left the room.

The door closed with a barely audible click, but to Gabrielle it sounded like a key turning in the lock of a cell on death row.


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Some Author Links to Follow:

Website: http://giselagreywrites.wordpress.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/giselagreyauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GGwritesromance

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Gisela-Grey/e/B07B5YDYMD/

 

 

4.      Title: Payback by Leslie Hachtel

 



Genre/Subgenre:  Romantic Suspense

Format of Prize: autographed paperbacks (U.S. only)

# of copies: 3

Blurb:  A hotshot female detective in a small town doesn't expect to be searching for a serial killer. Luckily, her new partner is not only gorgeous and sexy, he's good at his job. Can they find each other as they stop these hideous murders?  

Amazon link: Payback

A few lines to “thrill” readers:

 Sightlessly, the old woman stared up, the look of utter horror frozen forever on her face. Her mouth gaped open, blue lips drawn back in a soundless scream. One of her now gray hands lay, palm up, next to her face in a parody of a mother calling in her child for supper.


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Some Author Links to Follow:

https://www.lesliehachtel.com/

https://www.facebook.com/lesliehachtelwriter/

https://twitter.com/LeslieHachtel

https://www.instagram.com/lesliehachtelwriter/

 

 

5.      Title: Sacrificial Sex by Laura Tolomei

 



Genre/Subgenre: Erotica, Gay LGBT, Ménage à Trois, Dark Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Horror, m/m, m/m/m, m/m/f

Format of Prize: PDF ebook

# of copies: 3

Blurb: An all-powerful sorcerer rules a primitive world of Aztec-like pyramids and bloody rituals that apparently appease sanguinary gods when in fact satisfy a deep-rooted bloodlust and sexual craving on innocent virgins. A young man from another more-advanced world tries to stop the carnage. An intended victim himself, blood and sex are the only weapons at his disposal. But the task is far more than expected, and he will get more blood, sex and lies than he ever bargained for when his technological future impacts this primordial past.

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Sacrificial-Sex-ebook/dp/B003XRF12E/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1283067052&sr=1-1

A few lines to “thrill” readers:

Sex in exchange of blood. That’s how Rowen convinces Mylos to stop his violent ways. And Rowen, thrown into a primitive world, is all too willing to save the innocent virgins sacrificed to bloodthirsty gods if only the price didn’t include more sex, violence and lies than he’s bargained for…


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Some Author Links to Follow:

Website/Blog:  http://www.lallagatta.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/lalla.gatta
https://www.facebook.com/AuthorLauraTolomei

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/LallaGatta
Amazon Author Page: 
https://www.amazon.com/author/lauratolomei

Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1025370-laura-tolomei   

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2903352.Laura_Tolomei

Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/lallagatta/

YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/lallagattaerotictube

Publisher:  https://www.extasybooks.com/laura-tolomei/ 

BookBub:  https://bit.ly/2XShVik  

 

 

6.      Title: Alex McKenna & The Geranium Deaths by Vicki-Ann Bush

 



Genre/Subgenre: YA Paranormal, LGBTQ Romance

Format of Prize: ebook

# of copies: 3

 


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Format of Prize: paperback

# of copies: 1

Blurb: 

For Alex McKenna, high school is just a distraction from the love of his life, Margaret, with whom he can't wait to spend more time once they get to college.

In many respects, Alex is just an average seventeen-year-old boy...except for the fact he's a transgender medium born from a long line of Strega witches, possessing the ability to communicate with ghosts.

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Alex-McKenna-Geranium-Deaths-Vicki-Ann-ebook/dp/B08GSV99XD/

 A few lines to “thrill” readers:

A low, gravelly hum tainted his ears. Could Margaret hear it? He shook his head. No, he was not about to call out and give up her location. He shifted his eyes toward the right, his heart pounding. The beast lunged forward and reached out with a translucent, icy hand. Alex ducked and swerved. Spinning around, he ran straight for the door, and crossed the threshold before it could stop him. He scrambled up the stairs and made the mistake of turning back. It was a costly move. He tripped, and his body hit the floorboards, scraping his knees. He could feel stinging cuts but chose to ignore it.

A frozen grip seized his leg and a layer of ice spread across the denim like a fungus. Furiously, Alex kicked free and scrambled back to his feet, running for the staircase to the second level. The entrance to the attic was in the hallway. Once he got the spirit there, he could buy Margaret the time she needed.

He reached the top of the staircase, rounded the corner, and reached for the knob. There was no need. The door flew open, slamming it into the wall. Chips of plaster exploded and nicked Alex near his left eye. He didn’t stop. Taking the steep steps two at a time, he ran to the center of the room. He heard the door slam and knew his plan had worked.

He was alone with the dark soul and nowhere to go.

 

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Some Author Links to Follow:

Website:  http://www.vickiannbush.com  

Blog:  https://www.vickiannbush.com/blog

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/VickiAnn.Bush.Author 

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/VickiAnnBush

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2947321.Vicki_Ann_Bush

Amazon: https://Author.to/Vicki-Ann

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/vickiannbush/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vickiannbush

 

 

7.      Title: Siren Descending by Katherine Eddinger Smits (and a complimentary ebook copy of the prequel, The Sea Witch and the Mage to the same winners)

 


Genre/Subgenre: Romance/Paranormal Romance

Format of Prize: Ebook Set

# of copies: 5

Blurb:

Don’t look back. How hard can that be? Siren Descending, a contemporary paranormal romance, reimagines the Greek myth of Orpheus. Athenia must avoid his tragic mistake, but it’s not as easy as it sounds.

Sea Witch Athenia betrayed Thorne by stealing his mage gifts and abandoning him to suffocate in an underwater cave. He escaped, and now she works hard to regain his trust. Attraction sizzles between them, but he remains aloof.

When a powerful being sets his sights on Athenia and her magic, she must defend herself because telling Thorne would risk his life. She can’t do that to him again. Yet, every tactic Athenia employs makes things worse. Then she learns the identity of the creature she is up against.

When the devil abducts her lover to hell, Athenia risks everything to rescue the mage with her siren song.

Can Athenia save Thorne, or will she fail and lose her soul as well as her soulmate?

Amazon link:  https://www.amazon.com/Siren-Descending-Sirens-Book-2-ebook/dp/B082CMLGTF

A few lines to “thrill” readers:

To summon the entity, she sang the ancient words, a throat-searing gargle no human and few Nerei could master. To it she attached her musical lure. That should capture his attention.

As energy pulsed along her nerve endings, she spoke to him. “Dweller of the inferno, Surgat, you who can open all locks and provide passages where none exist. Hear my song. Heed my invocation. Come to me and do my bidding.”

After she repeated the invocation twice, she grabbed the athame, sliced across her palm, and dripped blood into the flame representing earth.

An image formed at the edge of the circle of light, a tall man dressed in black pants and shirt with bare feet. Though his dark eyes, hair, and handsome face reminded her of someone, she couldn’t decide who.

No, not feet. Misshapen claws.

With a glance, he scanned the area. “Who conjures me here.”

In her most mesmerizing voice, she replied. “You will obey me.”

“Who are you?”

“Until you complete the task I demand, I am your ruler.”

Squinting, he leaned toward her. “Tell me your name.”

She folded her arms across her chest. “I’m not so foolish. Call me ‘Siren’.”

With a grunt, he replied. “What do you want me to do?”

“Bring the mage, Thorne Sanderson, from Hades here to me.”

The being recoiled. “That I cannot do. No one may return once they enter the underworld.”

Athenia cut her palm again and squeezed more drops over the altar. “By the power of my blood, I command you.”

Surgat sank to his knees. “Forgive me, Mistress Siren, but I will be punished if I do such a thing.”

With her most compelling song, she ordered him. “By the power of my voice, I command you.”

Howling, he shielded his ears. “Indeed, I cannot, my strength is not sufficient to raise the dead.”

Frustration welled. This is all so unfair. Tears threatened, but she refused to give in to them. Must show him I’m strong enough to control him. She forced patience into her tone. “Thorne is alive. He’s been kidnapped to the underworld, but he lives, and I must help him.”

 

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Some Author Links to Follow:

http://katherineeddingersmits.weebly.com/ 

https://www.facebook.com/Katherine-Eddinger-Smits-1570871886468704/ 

 

 

8.      Title: Olivia's Promise by Diane Merrill Wigginton

 


Genre/Subgenre: Paranormal/Historical Romance

Format of Prize:  ebook

# of copies: 3

Blurb: If you had a unique set of skills and could save your best friend from a fate worse than death, would you?

Lady Olivia Sophia Allen Townsend is not only young and beautiful but considered by most in her polite social circle to be far too eccentric for her own good. Olivia’s been able to see and speak to spirits since she was very young, but the years of shunning by her peers caused Olivia to turn her back on those who need her the most; the spirits caught between two worlds. That is, until the night her best friend Lilly comes to her asking for help. You see, Lilly can’t remember what happened to her, and finds herself in need of Olivia’s unique gifts to help her figure it out.

Coco, Olivia’s younger sister, is also gifted. She can touch someone and know their deepest, darkest secrets, often the very secrets they would prefer to keep hidden.

Together, the sisters set off on a sea voyage, from Ireland to America, intent on solving the mystery of Lilly’s untimely death.

Some Author Links to Follow:

Brody and Quinton Beaumont are fine-looking, eligible southern gentlemen: heirs to a successful cotton empire. They are also twins, hiding a terrible secret. Their mother, Annabelle Beaumont, died on the same night as their annual winter ball - eight years earlier - yet she continues to rule over their plantation home with an iron fist.

When these two families come together, secrets will be revealed, and mysteries unraveled.

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/author/dianemerrillwigginton

A few lines to “thrill” readers:

Taking Coco’s hand in mine, I touched her cheek, brushing back the stray hairs that had fallen across her eyes. An angry red mark already forming on her forehead and cheek. “What happened to you?” I demanded, as fear caused me to sound harsher than I meant to.

“I’m fine, really. I was looking for a book and the next thing I knew something hit me in the face, and then I fell into the bookcase, hitting my face,” Coco softly said, placing her hand over the mark on her forehead, then pulling it away to check for blood. “Please, tell them to stop gawking at me,” Coco said, with a flip of her head towards the door. “I am terribly embarrassed.”

I looked up at Harrison, Brody, then Quinton, and noticed a strange look pass between the three of them. A group of staff members had collected behind them. Harrison reacted first. “Go back to work. There is nothing to see here. You heard her. She merely slipped and bumped her head. Go on, be gone, the entire lot of you,” he barked irritably.

Servants hesitated, still standing in the doorway whispering. Quinton moved towards the door, causing servants one by one grudgingly to disperse.

“Jane, make sure the tea is hot and ready for breakfast, and see that Miss Coco gets a cold towel for her head. Get the water from the well. It will be colder,” Quinton called down the hallway.

“Right away, sir,” Jane answered, hurrying off to do as she was told.

“Let’s get you off this floor, little lady,” Harrison said, trying to sound cheerful and upbeat.

They were covering something up. It didn’t matter how the three of them tried to play it off, I sensed tension between them. It hung in the air like the terrible smell that lingered in this room. Then I saw her, merely a shadow really, lingering in the far corner. Our eyes met for a full minute, neither one of us looking away. It was in that moment I knew Coco hadn’t simply slipped and fallen. She had been pushed and somehow, I believe the Beaumont men knew it too.

“Olivia, did you hear what I said?” Brody asked, stepping between me and his mother. He touched my arm to draw my eyes up to his. “Is everything alright?”

“Yes. Why wouldn’t it be?” I deflected. A part of me wanted him to know that I was on to him, and that I knew he wasn’t being completely honest with me. A strange look crossed Brody’s face before he masked it.

“Quinton and my father took Coco to the sunroom for breakfast. I thought you might want to join us,” he said, confused by my reaction.

“I would be delighted to join everyone for breakfast. There seems to be far too many ghosts residing in this room,” I snapped, looking him dead in the eye.

Gauging his reaction, I knew I hit a nerve when his pupils grew larger. It was a slight twitch before he blinked, laughing awkwardly as he took ahold of my hand and led me down the hall to the sunroom. The remainder of the day was uneventful. I knew Annabelle lurked in the shadows, refusing to show herself again that day, but I felt her, and it made my skin crawl. I’d never had this kind of reaction to a person’s spirit before.

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Some Author Links to Follow:

Website:  http://jeweleddaggerpublishing.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/AngelinasSecretBook

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/dianesunny

Amazon Author Page:  https://www.amazon.com/author/dianemerrillwigginton

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8355606.Diane_Merrill_Wigginton

 

 

9.      Title - Bizarre Bipeds: What IS humanity’s role in the universe? by Dr. Bob Rich

 


Genre: includes a YA sci-fi/horror novella, then 3 short stories

Format of Prize:  ebook

# of copies: 3

Blurb: This is a novella, and three shorter stories.

Liberator is the novella, which takes you to a world where the peaceful life of the people is destroyed by invaders from outer space. These monsters enslave the people, and commit incredible cruelties, just so they can have free labor in their diamond mine. It takes a very special person to bring them to justice.

Dummies in Dimensional Drive is a light-hearted love story with a few twists. Environmental catastrophe has destroyed much of humanity, and the remainder live in savagery. The Galactic Council comes to offer help, and have terraformed Venus as the new home for some sixty million humans. Jim is one of those chosen, and he uses his quick wit to ensure that the sexy-looking girl who had been about to kill him will come too…

A Different Invasion shows that what you look like doesn’t matter. Trevor turns out to be a horrible-looking alien, but Luci ends up liking him anyway.

Cooked was written specifically for this book, although Bob has been carrying the idea around in his head for years. A person who normally lives in the center of the Galaxy blunders into our planetary system. It wants to go home, so needs to organize an enormous nuclear explosion. Some humans respond to this visitation with interest and friendship, but the official authorities take a more warlike stance. The visitor is very thankful for the human reaction, and shows its gratitude.

 

Book Info & Purchase link: https://bobrich18.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/bizarre-bipeds-what-is-humanitys-role-in-the-universe/

http://bobswriting.com/bipeds.html#paypal

 

A few lines to “thrill” readers:

The treeless plain was terrifying in its dark emptiness. An unblemished starry sky stretched above Mirla as she sped toward the still all too distant river.

Ganla had told her, at their last meeting, that they were going to hunt sodoros next. The huge slitherers-with-legs were a famous delicacy, but few people of the village had ever had the pleasure of the taste. The river had been just too distant. But now that they were almost at the shore, people might as well taste sodoro steaks.

Mirla stopped for a moment, and took a deep drink from her waterskin. Then she bounded into motion again, resting her most tired leg.

Sometime later, she sensed movement somewhere to the south, and instantly dropped to hide in the long grass. She knew that terrible beasts roamed the plains at night. She lay there, heart thumping — but she just had to reach the shelter of vegetation along the river before the light of day would reveal her presence. So, slowly she raised herself. First she scanned all around, then turned all three of her eyes southward. She was almost sure that she saw several shapes. Probably it was a herd of grazers of some kind. She raised a leg and started to bound again.

Slowly the stars moved in the sky, and gradually the dark horizon became jagged ahead.

Puffing, at last she stopped among the trees lining a near-vertical cliff, which she knew dropped down to the river. It had to be one of the famous Cliffs of the Magic Stones. She drank the rest of her water, then hunkered down and ate while waiting for dawn.

A glow attracted her attention. It rapidly approached, then stopped less than eighty-one bounds away. A blinding square of light appeared, then a moving, very complex shape blocked it for a moment. Mirla wanted to run. She wanted to freeze and do nothing. Instead, moving with stealth, she eased closer so that she could see what went on.

Two bizarre shapes carried a long, thin object. They just had to be the monstrous people from the stars. Their height overawed her. One had a thick body. The other, slightly shorter one was thin and wiry.

Mirla noted with surprise that they only had two legs. How strange. Why didn’t they fall down? Their pattern of walking was a sort of a lurch from foot to foot.

Also, they definitely only had two arms, and there was an odd knob on top of the body. She didn’t know which way they might be able to see, but assumed it would be in the direction of their progress. She stayed behind, getting closer. She could now hear their heavy breathing.

Then, with a shock she saw that the object in their hands was the limp body of a third person of their own kind. The thick-bodied monster held it under the arms, with the body’s two arms and the top knob hanging down. The thin monster held the two legs.

They stopped at the edge of the cliff, and she heard a very deep voice say something. The front one turned around, then they stood parallel to the cliff. The put the body down, and the smaller one kicked it hard, in the top knob, in the chest. The other monster made a weird, deep, repetitive sound, something like “Har har har har.”

Both of them bent and picked up the body. Three times they swung it, then hurled it out over space.

She heard a thud after what felt like a long time.

Suddenly she realized her danger, and slid behind the gnarled trunk of a tree. The two monsters walked past her, still talking in their deep voices, making sounds that were without sense to her. They entered their magical device, which flew off northward.

That’s when she started shaking. How could they kill one of their own kind? They were utterly alien of course, but there was no mistaking their actions. The smaller one had been angry, and intending to hurt. She didn’t know if their victim had been dead already, or merely stunned, but it was certainly dead now!

 

 

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10.  Title: Possessed (Pagan Light Series book 1) by JoAnne Keltner

 


Genre/Subgenre: YA paranormal

Format of Prize: ebook

# of copies: 3 

Blurb: Calling Jackie psychic makes her cringe. But Jackie’s no normal seventeen-year-old. She picks up emotions from people and objects like a freak. The emotions make her sick, and the guilt she feels for lying to her church when she was twelve causes her to deny her psychic abilities. But when her jealous friend Trish invites a demon to help her steal Jason's love for Jackie, Jackie must learn how to use her gift to protect Jason and herself and to heal the negative energies around them. To do so means she must overcome her guilt and accept who she is before the demon claims her soul.

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Possessed-Pagan-Light-Book-1-ebook-dp-B07N4DKG29/dp/B07N4DKG29/ref=mt_other?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1598185274

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A multitude of voices whispered around her [Jackie], but she couldn’t understand what they were saying. In the mirror, Babu and Madam Sophie were hanging upside down from the iconostasis in Holy Resurrection Church, their hands tied behind their back, one leg crossed behind the other forming a triangle.

“Babu is a witch. Babu is a witch,” the multitude of voices said.

The scene switched to Babu standing at a meager wooden alter. Crippled and sick villagers were lined before her. The two women from the photo were at Babu’s side, praying as Babu laid her hands on each of the sick.

The mirror turned dark, and all reflection was lost. Then out of the darkness, three figures emerged, dressed in black dresses and headscarves. They were standing in front of a wooden building, just like in Babu’s photo album.

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11. Title: Spellbound (Pagan Light Series book 2) by JoAnne Keltner

 

 

Genre/Subgenre: YA Paranormal

Format of Prize: ebook

# of copies: 3

Blurb: After battling a demon from her great-grandmother’s past, Jackie Turov, a psychic and healer, accepts that all things are possible—even a romantic relationship with the young seminarian, David. But after an elderly church member, an immigrant from Russia, accuses Jackie and her great-grandmother, Babu, of being witches, Jackie questions if Babu was once an evil witch or just someone blessed with healing light. As Jackie sets out to find the truth about Babu’s troubling past, and ultimately about herself, her future with David hangs in the balance.

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VQMXPX8?notRedirectToSDP=1&ref_=dbs_mng_calw_1&storeType=ebooks

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Jackie had never encountered a ghost before. If the house had been haunted, pestered by a spirit that wouldn’t rest, she supposed she’d use her healing energies to calm the spirit, send it on its way. But this was more than a troubled soul. Ivan had a will of iron. She feared that neither David’s tricks nor his prayers could bend it, nor could her healing power.

Ivan stretched out his arms. Electricity arced from his fingertips, and his voice was commanding yet incoherent.

A gust swept in, bending trees and rattling loose fence boards. Jackie’s hair whipped across her face and her coattail battered in the wind. She shielded her eyes.

Loud shrieks, like the sound of many tortured souls, issued from the distance, just like she had heard in her dream. She peered from beneath her forearm. Out from the forest near the road, like one large sooty cloud, the spirits drifted. Screaming, they floated over the fence and into the yard, their wild hair and decaying burial clothes billowing about them. 


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12.  Title: Writing is Murder by Susan Lynn Solomon

 


Genre: Murder Mystery

Format of Prize: Paperback 

Number of Books: 2

 

Blurb:

Cursed by a Native American, the Bennet House is one of the most haunted locations in Niagara Falls. This is where Emlyn Goode and all but one member of her writers’ group hunt for ghosts on Halloween. What they find in the house, isn’t a ghost, though. It’s the body of Daniel Bennet, the missing group member.

A few days earlier, Daniel had shown Emlyn a document he’d found in the Bennet House, and told her it would anger people if made public. When the body is found, the document is missing. Accused of Daniel’s murder, Emlyn is certain that document will identify the true killer. But her search for it becomes dangerous when her lover, police detective Roger Frey is shot in the Bennet House, and then the killer comes after her. Without Roger’s protection, can anything written in her ancient relative’s Book of Shadows save Emlyn this time?

 

‘Writing is Murder’ is a finalist for this year’s Chanticleer International Book Award.

 

Amazon Link:

https://www.amazon.com/Writing-Murder-Emlyn-Goode-Mystery/dp/1625267916

 

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Watching the TV programs Ghost Hunters, Haunted Collector, and Ghost Adventures might give one the idea that western New York is the most haunted corner of the United States. It actually might be. In Buffalo’s Central Train Terminal, passengers from a bygone era still wait for loved ones who never returned from World War II. The Iron Island Museum, once a funeral home, has a man wandering the halls in search of his ashes, never claimed by his family and abandoned in the basement. A soldier roams the Old Fort Niagara Castle, hoping to recover his severed head, dropped into a well by another soldier. In caves along the Erie Canal, tourists hear the voices of workmen who perished carving the tunnels that brought power to factories lining the shores. Then there’s the Rapids Theater where a long-dead actress still performs, the Echo Club where a brutally slain woman still parties and Alexander Zelski, who ran a credit union and prohibition bar in the building, moans through the night. In addition, there’s the Holiday Inn on Grand Island and dozens of other sites from Chautauqua County to Orleans County. Those who have sought spirits in these dark places say they’ve actually seen the ghosts.

None of these spirits have been known to harm the living, though. Not directly. But in a few instances, it’s said that one crept into the body and mind of the living and caused him to kill. Such is the story of the Bennet House.

Local legend speaks of Wilson Blaine, an early laborer on the Erie Canal, who was haunted by the Tuscarora brave he shot to secure the land that now sits on Park Place in the old section of Niagara Falls. It’s claimed that as the Tuscarora died, he cursed Blaine and all who would thereafter live on his land. Whether the result of the curse or of too much liquor, during a blizzard in 1827 Blaine slaughtered his wife and two children—shot them, cut off their heads, arms, and legs, then shot himself. That was the scene reported to the army at Fort Niagara when neighbors stopped by the stone house after the spring thaw. Through the years, lightning strikes burned rural structures built where Blaine once dwelled, and people moving along the canal to settle in the West died while seeking shelter on that land.

This is what the guide told my father and me during a Halloween ghost tour when I was twelve. I mention this particular legend, because five years ago the ghost of the Tuscarora brave struck again. At least the attorney, Howard Kline, attempted this defense at Richard Bennet’s trial for the murder of his wife in their home on Park Place.

 

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13.  Title: SILENT FEAR (A novel inspired by true crimes) by Lance and James Morcan

 

 

Genre/Subgenre: Horror/Sci-fi

Format of Prize: Kindle ebook

# of copies: 3

Blurb: Scotland Yard detective Valerie Crowther is assigned to investigate the murder of a student at a university for the deaf in London, England. The murder investigation coincides with a deadly flu virus outbreak, resulting in the university being quarantined from the outside world. When more deaf students are murdered, it becomes clear there is a serial killer operating within the sealed-off university. A chilling cat-and-mouse game evolves as the unknown killer targets Valerie and the virus claims more lives.

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075HRYTVC/

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Some sixth sense made Jamie look around. All seemed normal to the deaf student and he returned his attention to the email he was writing.

Still behind the wardrobe, the intruder reached into his bag and drew out a steel claw hammer. In three quick strides he was right behind Jamie.

Only now as the intruder’s shadow covered the desktop did the Welsh student realise he wasn’t alone. Surprised, he spun around too late to avoid the hammer the intruder brought down on his head. The blow was delivered with sufficient force to knock Jamie out. Senseless, he slumped forward in his chair, his bloodied forehead coming to rest on the laptop’s keyboard.

Jamie’s attacker glanced up at the smoke alarm on the ceiling above the bed. He climbed onto the bed, reached up and disabled the alarm before returning to his victim’s side. Then he reached into his bag again and pulled out a tin of lighter fluid and two blue ear candles of the type used for outer-ear hygiene. He unscrewed the tin’s cap and doused the still unconscious student before returning the now empty tin to his bag. Next, he inserted the candles in Jamie's ears and then, as calm as you like, he removed the glove from his right hand, reached down inside the tracksuit pants he wore and began fondling himself.

The sadistic intruder was soon groaning with pleasure, and he came quickly.

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14.  Title: Rarity from the Hollow by Robert Eggleton

 


Genre/Subgenre: adult literary science fiction filled with tragedy, comedy, and satire -- a children's story for adults

Format of Prize: ebook

# of copies: 1

Blurb:  Lacy Dawn's father relives the never-ending Gulf War, her mother's teeth are rotting out, and her best friend gets murdered by the meanest daddy on Earth. Life in the hollow is hard. She has one advantage - an android was inserted into her life and is working with her to cure her parents. He wants something in exchange. It's up to her to save the Universe. Lacy Dawn doesn't mind saving the universe, but her family and friends come first.

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Rarity-Hollow-Lacy-Dawn-Adventure-ebook/dp/B07D1F779T/

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“Around the bend, roundabend, roundabendroundabendroundabend…,” Lacy chanted in just the right way to make it happen. She walked out the back door, floated across the porch, and glided up the dirt path toward DotCom’s ship. A year older, her magic had matured. From under the porch, the family mutt watched the girl pass the trash pile and the barrel used for burning. Her father’s truck door slammed. The sound echoed off the hillsides. She stopped at the edge of the Woods and leaned on one of the three big trees that kept watch over the path to Roundabend.

I hope Daddy’s leaving. “If you won’t shoot him, at least get us the hell out of this hollow,” Lacy Dawn said to the maple tree as if it were her mother.

“When we got married, your father promised to teach me how to drive just as soon as I was old enough,” the maple tree quoted in reply.

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15.  Title: Pearlman by David Russell


Genre/Subgenre: sci-fi/time travel romance (with supernatural elements)

Format of Prize: ebook

# of copies: 1

Blurb:

This was inspired by a passage in the Spanish epic poem 'La Araucana', which I have translated. In the original story, a Spanish soldier, after a battle, is accosted by an Indian woman who asks him to lead her to her husband's body, to pay her last respects. In the original story, she disappears. In Pearlman, the hero is contemporary, but he does time and space travel to those legendary times, and the woman turns out to be Auchimalgen, the Araucanian Moon Goddess. She seduces and enlightens him. There is a backdrop of Chile, with its incredibly volatile ecosphere and long history of protracted conflict.

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Pearlman-Seduction-Enlightenment-David-Russell-ebook/dp/B07GLQRQ5G/

A few lines to “thrill” readers: 

     The face of a full moon, reciprocating its radiation on Tegualda’s face and eyes, beamed its glittering reflections, as if casting off a diaphanous robe, to reveal the perfect body of its illuminated rocks, bouncing back and forth around the elaborated grid of our variegated metalwork – steel, bronze, silver and gold – its luminosity almost suggesting that it would all come to life, radiant in the flames of their smelting, almost as two armies facing each other. In turn, the beams flooded our faces, giving an external flourish to our luminous vibrancy charged from within.

    She took my hand, and made it caress her sealskin robe: “Please do the honors.” I lifted it at the bottom. My hands reached up inside it until they could feel her firm but still slender waist. Repeating my earlier gesture, she raised her arms in surrender and conquest, the robe clouding into a transient veil over her noble features.

    Then Tegualda cast off her gleaming white cotton camisera for me with all the challenging flourish of a toreador. She tamed me and fired me simultaneously with her lovely self-revelation.

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16.  Title: Wild Side by Laurel Richards 

 

 

Genre/Subgenre: Werewolf Romance

Format of Prize: ebook

# of copies: 1

Blurb: What if becoming a werewolf was as simple as joining a club? Lori has no idea what she has gotten herself into when she and her friend Tina try to join the Lycanthropic Society. She thinks she is applying for membership in an outdoor group, although she really just wants to get close to Dominick. He’s the sexy guy whose family runs the Society, and he seems to know things about her instinctively. Lori is even willing to go up against Angelique, her competition for Dominick’s affection. But can she handle a man whose love bite draws blood? And what does he mean his nipping her was her initiation?

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075PCX8H2

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Then I heard it; a long, eerie howl. The sound made me quiver, and I knew it was Dominick. He was coming for me.

Silence reigned as I counted off the seconds. A twig snapped in front of me, and I wondered if he could have found me so quickly. I pressed against the tree to peer into the darkness, but I couldn’t see anything.

I heard someone breathing. It took me a minute before I realized the sound came from directly behind me.

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17.  Title: Drinking Partners (Vampire Territory Book 1) by Allie Ritch

 


Genre/Subgenre: Hot Vampire Romance (Erotica, Paranormal Romance)

Format of Prize: ebook

# of copies: 1

Blurb: Being the master vampire for the Mid-Atlantic Territory is a tough job. Between the Human Rebellion trying to kill him with poisonous suicide donors and snobby born vampires bucking his authority, Lucas Thane has his hands full. What he needs is a regular drinking partner to feed from and a bigger power block. He finds both in the form of Alexandra Gage, the master of the territory south of his.

Alex could use a little help herself, but she has no intention of letting Lucas take over. Turned into a vampire against her will, she has had enough control taken from her. She’ll never let Lucas usurp her right to rule, but will she let him steal her heart? Passion ignites between them, and it’s amazing what vampire bodies can do.

(Content warning: contains violence and graphic love scenes)

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078SMH5ZV

A few lines to “thrill” readers:

Lucas had made a good point about sending a public message to her enemies. With that in mind, she let herself into the abandoned unit next door. She found some plastic bags in the kitchen and used them to hold the severed heads of her attackers. Not knowing where else to put them, she stored them in the refrigerator, placing one on the shelf and the other in the vegetable crisper.

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18.  Title: Ghost of Death by Chrys Fey

 


Genre/Subgenre: paranormal mystery short story

Format of Prize: eBook

# of copies: 2

Blurb: 

Jolie Montgomery, a twenty-one-year-old woman, wakes up in an alley next to her corpse. She has no memories of her murder or the night she died. She didn’t even see the killer’s face before he or she took her life. Wanting justice, Jolie seeks answers in the only way a ghost can...by stalking the lead detective on the case.

Avrianna Heavenborn is determined to find the person responsible for a young woman’s death. She gets closer to the killer’s identity with every clue she uncovers, and Jolie is with her every step of the way.

But if they don’t solve her murder soon, Jolie will be an earth-bound spirit forever.

Amazon link: http://amzn.com/B00V5B46I0

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I’m dead.

Jolie Montgomery didn’t know how she died, but all of a sudden she stood over her body in an alley. Her dark hair swam in a pool of blood. Her pale skin glowed in the moonlight, making her look like a porcelain doll, and her blue eyes shone with the metallic sheen of death.

Across her throat was a deep slash. No blood pumped from the slit in her flesh as all her blood pooled outside her body.

But I can’t be dead. I want to graduate from college next year. I want to be a journalist. I want Cody to propose to me. I want to pee on a stick and find out I’m pregnant. There is so much I want to do. I’m only twenty-one. This can’t be it!

She reached toward her body, wanting to make sense of what was happening, hoping she was dreaming, but her fingers passed right through her shoulder. Springing to her feet, she sucked in a panicked breath, but her chest didn’t rise. She spun in a circle, searching for help.

This isn’t right! How can I be dead? Why am I here? I don’t remember anything.

She never even saw her killer. All she knew was that she didn’t feel real. Her heart wasn’t beating. Her lungs weren’t expanding with breath. She was sure the alley stank with a dozen vulgar scents, but she couldn’t smell anything—not even the large quantity of blood at her feet.

Lifting her head, Jolie peered at the poisonous black sky and let out a scream. “Help! Somebody help me!”

But she knew if help came, it would be too late.

 

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19.  Title: Witch of Death by Chrys Fey

 

 

Genre/Subgenre: paranormal mystery short story

Format of Prize: eBook

# of copies: 2

Blurb: 

Detective Reid Sanders doesn’t believe in the supernatural, but when he’s faced with a crime scene that defies the laws of nature, he has no other choice but to start believing. And solving a magical murder involves working with a witch.

Liberty Sawyer embodies the look of your classic evil witch, so, it’s no surprise when she uncovers the murderer is a witch that she becomes Reid’s number one suspect. If she can’t convince him otherwise, more people could lose their lives to dark magic, including her.

Amazon link: http://amzn.com/B00WDI6BQE

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Liberty Sawyer glided swiftly through the horde of police officers, reporters, and on-lookers. Black hair fell from a rigid part in the middle of her scalp to her hips. Her eyes were a soul-stabbing blue and her lips were blood-red. She towered over the other officers on the scene, and wore all black, which set off the pallor of her skin.

Showing her badge to the officer, she slipped under the crime scene tape. A few paces away, she spotted Detective Corbin talking to his new partner, a man she knew by name but hadn’t had the privilege of meeting yet.

“I cannot believe you called her,” the new man was saying when she came up behind them. “We don’t need a damn psychic!”

“Actually, I’m a witch.” She smiled when Reid jolted and turned to face her. “I’m Detective Liberty Sawyer.” She stuck out her hand.

“Detective Reid Sanders,” he grunted back and took her hand.

The feel of his palm against hers sent tingles of lust from the tips of her fingers to her shoulder blade, and she knew he felt it too by the way he jerked his hand back. She winked at him playfully, hoping it would unnerve him even more.

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20.  Title: Blood Instincts (Book 2 of the Blood at First Sight Series) by Marie Lavender

 

 

Genre/Subgenre: paranormal romance

Format of Prize: eBook

# of copies: 1

Blurb:  Enter the Other World at your own risk…
What if you found out that you weren’t exactly…human?
Myah Sullivan is suddenly living that nightmare. There are Others in the world, dangerous, supernatural creatures that make her mind spin and cause her to question the reality she’s always known.
Oliver King is her savior, a vampire who tries to show her the way. Through her journey she learns far more than she ever thought she would about herself, and about the past. Soon, she discovers that there is so much more to meeting Oliver than mere happenstance.
Can Myah accept her new reality, or will she retreat into that normal, safe world she once thought was her own?

Note: Though it is part of a series, this book can still be read as a standalone.

Amazon link:  https://books2read.com/u/4XaA7g

A few lines to “thrill” readers: 

From out of nowhere, a dark figure materialized at the foot of the bed. For a moment, it grasped the iron rail with black claws. At least, she thought they were. The shadow was tall and through the darkness, she could detect a pale gaze.

Impossible.

She shut her eyes tight, sure it was her imagination screwing with her head. Or at least a dream’s remnants. When she opened them once more, the figure was gone. Like it had never been.

 

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21.  Title: Bitten: A Club Blood Erotic Short #1 by Nicole Garcia 

 

 

Genre/Subgenre: erotic paranormal romance

Format of Prize: audiobook

# of copies: 2

Blurb: 

Born into light, made to live in darkness, Caressa strives to keep her coven safe from the Hunters, a group of killers trained to eradicate the vampire population.

Now, it's up to Caressa to ensure the survival of not only herself, but her sisters as well. Together they must make difficult decisions to recruit more soldiers to help aid in the fight against the Hunters.

Everything is going according to plan. That is, until Noah walks into Club Blood.

His gorgeous body and infectious smile make him hard to resist. But, that's exactly what Caressa has to do - resist him. Avoid him at all costs because the moment she lets her guard down, he will surely claim her heart. A heart that is cold, dark, and incapable of giving someone like him the love he deserves.

Can Caressa deny herself the love she so desperately craves and turn away the only person capable of giving her everything she has ever wanted? Or will she give in to her heart's true desire and put her coven in even more danger than they already were?

Purchase link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Bitten-A-Club-Blood-Erotic-Short-1-Audiobook/B018SNLPHC

Amazon book link: https://www.amazon.com/Bitten-Club-Blood-Erotic-Short-ebook/dp/B0168P4B78/

 

A few lines to “thrill” readers: listen to a sample here

 

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22.  Title: The Season of the Neuri Knight by Leigh Podgorski

 

 

Genre/Subgenre: Science Fiction & Fantasy/One Hour Short Reads, Metaphysical Fantasy

Format of Prize:  eBook

# of copies: 3

Blurb: THE SEASON OF THE NEURI KNIGHT is the first glimpse into the fourth volume of the Stone Quest epic. Bridget Grace Stone, matured from the last time we saw her, carries her father’s name, his blood, and his powerful metaphysical gifts. She is in training as a Neuri Knight and Warrior, in preparation for the battle, long prophesied, to come. In intensive training, as Bridget Grace grows more formidable, an illicit relationship ignites between BG and her instructor. The more powerful Bridget Grace becomes, the more she is haunted. Who is she? Whose mission is she fulfilling—hers or her father’s? Is this even her fight? Or is she being used as a pawn in the decades- long crusade between Luke Stone and his arch nemesis, the black magician, Armand Jacobi?

Has she ever been told the truth about anything…ever?

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Season-Neuri-Knight-Leigh-Podgorski-ebook/dp/B076VRG6BH/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=leigh+podgorski&qid=1598301317&s=books&sr=1-4

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I don’t remember much of my own transmogrification. 

Jadwiga told me my experience was what was called a spontaneous transmogrification brought about by extreme emotional and psychological duress.

To which I replied, “No, shit.”

The last thing I remember was Downing trying to kill my father. I remember him drawing his gun. I remember the gun glinting in the light of hundreds of lanterns. I remember the gun pointed at my father’s heart, and the sound of the shot exploding through the forest. I remember this pressure ricocheting through my body — this… force… ripping through me like a blast of dynamite in my soul, and I was being torn into a million pieces ….I remember a… rumbling… from the depths of my being… and this… intensity… of sight, of sound… of smell… I remember throwing my head back and howling into the wind.  I remember a feeling of such vast freedom and belonging to the night and the wind… my hair was turning grey and beige and covering my body… fur… not hair… lifting with the soft breeze. My limbs were lean and strong and sure; my black claws unbending… I remember seeing Downing cowering… and I sprinted towards him… he tried to escape… but I was relentless… I ran him down… leapt upon him…. his screams filled the forest as I swiped at him with my mighty claw… leaving stripes of red blooming across his face, down his back, and blood spurting from his neck…

 

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23.  Title: My Soul to Take by Leigh Podgorski

 

 

Genre/Subgenre: Horror/YA

Format of Prize: eBook

# of copies: 2

Blurb: Eric Bator was a loser.

But all that was about to change.

From the moment Slate Jake, tall, blonde and cool, burst into his life with a wide grin splitting his face, a switchblade in his hands, and an introduction to the universe of magic, nothing would ever be the same.

Was this just some crazy whacked world of mysterious games Eric had entered, or had he just stepped off the razor’s edge into a universe of pure evil that kept pulling him in deeper and deeper and from which there was no escape?

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/My-Soul-Take-Leigh-Podgorski-ebook/dp/B0791KV49P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=my+soul+to+take+Podgorski&qid=1598315413&s=books&sr=1-1

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Eric stopped frozen with terror. The cool of Slate Jake cracked like thin ice. Grasping backwards with a quivering hand, he reached for Eric just as a creature burst through the underbrush. Eric and Slate shrieked into the canopy of trees. Thin and pale as the fading moonlight, his hair long, greasy and unkempt, a scraggly beard growing in patches on his chin, the creature lurched onto the pathway, panting, and clutching a rusted knife.

“What do you want?” Eric bellowed, finding his voice. “Get out of our way!”

“Eric! It’s me! It’s Sticks.” The creature’s voice wavered just above a raspy whisper. “It’s Sticks Bruni.” He wobbled and fell to his knees.

“Sticks?” Slate asked, approaching him. “What the hell?”

Sticks reached up to his old friend. “He tried to kill me. He wanted to kill me.”

Eric knelt down beside him. “Who, Zack?”

But right on top of him, Slate shot in, “That’s nuts, you know that, right! That’s crazy!”

Sticks stood up shakily. “Look at me! Do you see what I look like?”

“Yeah. I see you all right.” Slate turned away.

“What happened?” Eric asked, rising.

“Antoine. Antoine de la Cruce happened.”

 

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Some Author Links to Follow:

AMAZON PAGE: https://www.amazon.com/Leigh-Podgorski/e/B005P57NEQ

https://www.facebook.com/leighpodgorskiwriter/

 

 

24.  Title: Initiated to Kill by Sharlene Almond

 


Genre/Subgenre: Historical/present day psychological thriller

Format of Prize: Ebook in either .mobi, pdf or epub

# of copies: 3

Blurb: Two men from two different generations, both initiated into a powerful organization that throughout history has sought control and uses their power for destruction. They leave behind a wake of murder, manipulation and ancient secrets. The first man wreaks havoc in and around the Whitechapel district of London, England in the 19th century. While the other stalks his victims in the cosmopolitan city of Seville, Spain in the 21st century; knowing that only he could uncover the true motives of one of the world's most infamous serial killers—Jack the Ripper.

Annabella Cordova quickly becomes embroiled in the conspiracy involving the university she studies at. Annabella’s disability is a constant reminder of a harrowing childhood event; leaving her without parents, and the ability to hear.

Annabella’s life is turned into chaos when her friend disappears, and her past begins to haunt her present. Annabella’s skills in interpreting facial and body language leads her to discover parallels between the crimes from an earlier century. 

Andres Valero, a mentally scarred detective, returns from forced leave, only to be faced with horrific crimes that brings his old memories to the surface.

Annabella and Andres must stop this person at any cost, and reveal a conspiracy hidden for centuries. 

Amazon link:  https://www.amazon.com/Initiated-Kill-Sharlene-Almond-ebook/dp/B01E9DDKO6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523337815&sr=8-1&keywords=initiated+to+kill+by+Sharlene+almond

A few lines to “thrill” readers:

The young woman’s legs gave way underneath her, her body collapsing to the ground. She lay there motionless. She tried to get up, she had to get out of here, but her body refused to move. Feeling her limp body slowly being lifted off the floor. Where was she again? How had she got here? Her eyes followed her journey, entering a room filled with hundreds of books.

She wanted to plead, her eyes misted. Chains hung from the wall, draping onto the pristine white sheets. She wanted to scream, why couldn’t she scream? Her eyes wandered the room, trying to think, maybe she could find something. Her eyes lighted on an object only a couple of feet away from her.             

Her body jerked in protest, stomach swelling with nausea. Lying innocently on a table was a long, black poker. But it wasn’t the innocence of that object that terrified her; it was the smoldering hearth beside it. Ready to be ignited. 

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Some Author Links to Follow:

Mind, Body and Health services website: https://bodymindandhealthservices.wordpress.com

Animal Health and Welfare services website: https://animalhealthandwelfareservices.wordpress.com/home/

Writing and Body Language website: https://sharlenefreelancewriter.wordpress.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharleneAlmond

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharlenealmond.co.nz

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Sharlene-Almond/e/B00K3ZK2ZA/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6626652.Sharlene_Almond

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/sharlenealmond/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharlene-almond-35123077/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thrillerwriter/

 

 

25.  Title: Haunted: The Sparkly Badgers' Anthology (donation by author Cindy Tomamichel)

 


Genre/Subgenre: horror, short stories

Format of Prize: ebook

# of copies: 2

Blurb:

Join us on a pumpkin spiced, ghost-riddled, spooky journey amongst the imaginations of fifteen horrifyingly excellent indie-authors. Let them take you on a candle-lit journey through the minds of the depraved, departed and desperate as they treat you to their haunting tales. Lock the doors, close the curtains and don’t turn off the light!


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What keeps a ghost tethered to existence? Why would the old lady appear every week for 40 years? Find out in the story ‘Waiting for Wednesdays’. A ghost whisperer tale with a twist.

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Anthology Author Links to Follow:

Claire Buss - You can follow her Twitter handle @grasshopper2407, facebook.com/busswriter and visit her website, www.cbvisions.weebly.com, for more information about Claire and her writing.

Jane Jago – https://workingtitleblogspot.com/

Yvette Bostic – I love to hear from my readers and can be reached on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or my website. https://Yvettebostic.com/

Cindy Tomamichel – www.cindytomamichel.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CindyTomamichelAuthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CindyTomamichel

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16194822.Cindy_Tomamichel

Sophie Kearing – https://amzn.to/3jxGJDF

Leo McBride – www.alteredinstinct.com

Margena Adams Holmes – https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMargenaAdamsHolmes/ https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/1505368.Margena_Adams_Holmes

https://www.amazon.com/Margena-Adams-Holmes/e/B009GRP3EQ

Ian C. Bristow – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1114770.Ian_C_Bristow

https://www.facebook.com/iancbristow/

https://www.amazon.com/Ian-Bristow/e/B00WT9OV14

Holly Rae Garciawww.HollyRaeGarcia.com

a stump – https://www.amazon.com/a-stump/e/B08HX7C7HL

https://spillwords.com/author/astump/

https://www.instagram.com/a_stump_author/

S Shane Thomas – Mail List: Http://eepurl.com/cQc861

Website: https://www.ScienceFantasyHub.com

Ricardo Victoria  – You can find out more at his website, http://ricardovictoriau.com

or follow him on Twitter, @Winged_Leo

E M Swift-Hook https://workingtitleblogspot.com/

You can also find me on Twitter @emswifthook

Medeia Sharif www.medeiasharif.com


Brent A. Harris https://brentaharris.com/

 

 

26.  Title: The Alpha's Warlock by Eliot Grayson

 


Genre: M/M steamy paranormal romance

Format: ebook (mobi/Kindle)

# of copies: 3

Blurb:

Cursed, mated, and in for the fight of their lives…

Warlock Nate Hawthorne just wants a cup of coffee. Is that too much to ask? Apparently. Because instead of precious caffeine, all he gets is cursed by a pack of werewolves who want to use him for his magic. Now the only way to fix the damage is a mate bond to a grumpy and oh-so-sexy alpha in the rival pack, who happens to hate him. This is so not how he wanted to start his day.

Ian Armitage never intended to take Nate as his mate. The Hawthorne family can’t be trusted. Ian knows that better than anyone. The fact that he’s lusted after the way-too-gorgeous man for years? Totally irrelevant. Ian’s just doing what is necessary to protect his pack. This whole mating arrangement has nothing to do with love and never will. That’s his story and he’s sticking to it.

Nate and Ian will have to work together if they have any hope of staving off the pack’s enemies and averting disaster. That’s assuming they can stop arguing (and keep their hands off each other) long enough to save the day…

The Alpha’s Warlock is an explicit M/M paranormal romance featuring a snarky warlock, a brooding alpha werewolf, knotting, enchanted socks (long story), and a guaranteed happily ever after.

Amazon link:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08635QL8L

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A second later his huge form blurred, rippled, and reshaped into a man nearly as enormous compared to other humans as his wolf form was compared to garden-variety wolves. Messy auburn hair curled around his temples, and his freckles might have given him an air of innocence if it weren't for the cold, pale blue eyes. Oh, and the shoulders and chest bulging with muscle. And the claws.

Either way, I knew he was the opposite of innocent, and I knew damn well who he was.

My heart sank. Ian Armitage. My dead ex-lover Jared’s best friend and cousin, the pack leader's second in command, and one of the most feared werewolves in northern California. And he hated me.

The curse might still try to kill me, but now it would probably have to get in line.

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Some Author Links to Follow:

http://eliotgrayson.com/ 

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17300496.Eliot_Grayson

 

 

27.  Title: LeRoux Manor by Liz Butcher 

 


Genre/Subgenre: Horror/Paranormal Thriller

Format of Prize: eBook

# of copies: 3

Blurb: Camille’s father just inherited the family manor from his estranged uncle, forcing her to leave her friends and city life just before her senior year of high school for the small town of Woodville, England. After seeing a strange old woman lurking on the estate grounds, she embarks on a mission to uncover the history of her new home. What she finds is wilder than she could have imagined—the murder of her ancestor, Caleb LeRoux, on the same day his six-year-old daughter vanished without a trace. And an unforeseen connection to Camille herself, as the only female LeRoux born to the family in over two hundred years. With the help of her new school friends, Camille delves into the secrets of the manor, uncovering an all-encompassing truth that will change the entire course of her life—past, present, and future.

Amazon link: mybook.to/LeRouxManor

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As she dragged the wiper across the glass, she smiled in satisfaction to see the final dregs of dirt wiped clear and her own reflection clearly emerged in its place.

And there was the old woman’s face again.

With a screech, Camille spun around, her window-cleaner clattering to the floor.

“Camille! Are you okay?” her mother asked. “What happened?”

Camille opened her mouth, but nothing came out. She could only point at the open bedroom door. “I… I saw her,” she finally said. “The woman. I saw her reflection in the window. She was watching us from the doorway…”

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Some Author Links to Follow:

https://www.lizbutcher.com.au/

https://www.instagram.com/lunaloveliz/

https://twitter.com/lunaloveliz

https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00X6XN5O6

https://www.facebook.com/lizbutcherauthor/

 

 

28.  Title: Jason’s Awakening by Remy Marie

 

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance/ Werewolf Shifter

Format of Prize: paperback

# of copies: 2

Blurb: 

Is true love fated or based on free will?

Before the attack, Jason Barton had a ‘friends don’t date friends’ philosophy when it came to being with the person he adored, Trini Davos. Trini, however, shared a different viewpoint and wanted nothing more than to be with the boy next door. For the last five years, the two shared a will they or won’t they relationship. Always friends, but nothing more. 
However, a brazen attack by a group of outlawed werewolves changed everything the long-time friends shared. They narrowly escaped death only to discover they became the wild beasts they feared. Transformed into something else, the two go on a journey not only to discover themselves, but to discover the true meaning of love. 

Jason’s Awakening offers a fresh take on the paranormal romance genre. Filled with non-stop action, steamy romance, and twists no one will see coming, this book will keep the reader hooked from start to finish.

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Jasons-Awakening-Moonhunters-Book-1-ebook/dp/B077SFKGQL/

A few lines to “thrill” readers:

Jason was amazed on the pace Mohinder carried as they ran. He then looked to his left and saw a small blonde female. Her eyes were filled with tears and fear as she ran for her life. She noticed Jason was staring at her and made eye contact with him. As the blonde continued their silent connection, snowy fur blurred Jason’s vision of her. Jason gasped at the sight, but no sound left his mouth witnessing the werewolf tear the woman’s arm off with a clean swipe. This was enough to drive the terror into Jason’s heart. “Fucking move! Move Faster!” Jason screamed pushing his friend. “They are right behind us!”

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Some Author Links to Follow:


Blog: 
http://remymarieromance.blogspot.com/

E-Mail Sign-Up: http://eepurl.com/gxc-qH

 

 

29.  Title - Hannah's Story: Vampire Love Never Dies by Giulietta Maria Spudich

 

 

Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Paranormal

Format of Prize: signed paperback (any location)

# of copies: 2

Blurb: 

Hannah Tramont flees San Francisco and settles into a new life in Cambridge, England. An ocean away from her dangerous ex and his vampire gang, Hannah finds a safe haven and makes new friends ... until her ex tracks her down. In this suspenseful tale of YA romantic vampire love gone wrong, Hannah soon learns that her past is destined to catch up with her . . . no matter how far she runs. 

Amazon Link: https://smile.amazon.com/Hannahs-Story-Vampire-Love-Never/dp/1440135029/

A few lines to “thrill” readers:

She couldn't move. Her legs felt like iron rods shoved into the floor; there was no way to back away. The only way she could go was forward, forward into him. She wanted him. Her blood wanted him. She took a step towards him and he raced up to meet her. His grasp felt stronger than before. He held her and now she couldn't move for a different reason - his grasp was so strong. But she didn't want to move.

"One of us," he whispered, hot against her neck. "One of us." He licked her. Her pulse flew to her neck, to his lips, and then agony crashed through her. She saw lights, then saw her hair and her face through his eyes. She tasted her own blood.

 

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Some Author Links to Follow:

https://elementgirls.org

https://twitter.com/spudichpen

 

 

30.  Ghost of A Gamble by J.E. McDonald 

 

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance with Rom Com elements

Format of Prize: signed paperback (U.S. and Canada)

# of copies: 3

Blurb: 

There’s something extraordinary hidden beneath Wickwood’s picturesque façade.
Bree Tisdale is a jack-of-all trades blogger whose work history is nothing but tragic. When she lands a job with a supposed ghost hunter—the mysterious Zack Liller—he threatens to upend her world. With an eviction notice in her back pocket, she doesn’t have much of a choice. Yet, as the mysteries pile up, the impossible suddenly starts to seem possible…

…Even trusting in Zack and the fire he lights inside her.
Zack Liller grew up with ghosts and has little time for fun and games. Reservations that Bree will be a good fit for his sister’s company plague him, but one day spent with the vivacious woman ends up convincing him Liller Investigations can’t do without her.
Or at least, that he can’t.
But, as things heat up between them, he is forced to wonder if he can trust Bree enough to be honest about his abilities.
When the house they’re investigating turns out to be one of the most active he has ever experienced—and the most dangerous—he realizes he may not have a choice.


Amazon Link:
https://smarturl.it/Wickwood1Amz  

A few lines to “thrill” readers:

Before Bree could give in to the urge to run downstairs, she picked up the digital camera and snapped pictures where he stared. As he took a few steps in that direction, she clicked the shutter button, and didn’t stop. It couldn’t hurt to be thorough. The more pictures she took, the more evidence there would be, one way or another.
His toes bumped into the chair in front of the window and the lights flickered one more time before going out completely.

A gasp trapped in Bree’s throat and she gripped the camera.
“Keep taking pictures.” Zack’s voice made her jump. “There’s a light sensor and it’ll capture night vision shots in the dark.”

Bree did as he said, even though she couldn’t see a thing. As she fought the panic clawing at her throat, she kept taking pictures. She wasn’t afraid of the dark. She didn’t know why dread filled her. It had nothing to do with ghosts. Nope. Because ghosts weren’t real.

The floor creaked in front of her.

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Some Author Links to Follow:

https://www.jemcdonald.net/

https://www.amazon.com/J-E-McDonald/e/B08BXD1R2P/

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7798977.J_E_McDonald

 

 

31.  Title:  Shadow’s Edge by Jami Gray 

 


 

Genre/Subgenre: Urban Fantasy w/romantic elements

Format of Prize: ebook

# of copies: 5

Blurb: 

Everyone fears the hunter in the shadows—especially the monsters…

Raine McCord, forged in the brutal maelstrom of magic and science, is an elite hunter at home hunting monsters through the murky shadows of the supernatural world of the Kyn. Not the easiest job when you’re trying to keep the humans ignorant of the existence of creatures typically confined to campfire tales. It gets harder when a series of disappearances and deaths in the Kyn community suggests someone wants to rip the thin veil of secrecy aside and expose the horror lurking behind the curtain.

To offset the challenge, Raine is forced to partner with another hunter, the sexy and tantalizing Witch-Fey, Gavin Durand. Their partnership proves to be as challenging and dangerous as the prey they hunt.  Especially when the trail leads back to the foundation that warped Raine’s magic as a child and threatens to resurrect the nightmares of her past.

Determine to stop the threat to the Kyn, Raine and Gavin stalk their prey through a maze of lies, murder, and greed, but will the price they pay be too high?

***This revised edition contains the Kyn short story, SUBMERGED IN SHADOWS.***

Treasures from the deep come in all shapes and sizes…

Forced on an unwanted vacation, Raine McCord soon discovers that boredom is the least of her worries when danger washes ashore, bringing unexpected complications.

If you like fast-paced, suspense-filled, dark urban fantasy with a thrilling edge, then grab your copy of Jami Gray's riveting SHADOW’S EDGE, the first in her Kyn Kronicles series.

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KM1578Y/

A few lines to “thrill” readers: 

Coming down the short entryway, a few steps behind the two men, she realized there was no odor. No blood, no raw meat. She let out the breath she was holding. Only then picking up on the spine tingling traces of magic. It raised bumps along her skin as she drew closer to the front room.

Two agents passed her, heading out of the house, small evidence bags in their gloved hands. Osborn stopped just to the left of the front room’s entryway. Gavin came to a halt in the middle of the opening, blocking her view. Stepping around to his right she came to an abrupt stop, puzzled.

Bane Mayson was sprawled on the faded green couch under the picture window. At first glance the scene didn’t make sense. There were no visible wounds, no horrific mutilations, nothing to show how he died. Just the skitter of magic down her spine, making the deceptively calm scene in front of her much more ominous.

 

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32.  Title:  Hunted by the Past by Jami Gray 

 

 

Genre/Subgenre: Paranormal Romance Suspense

Format of Prize: ebook

# of copies: 5

Blurb: 

A reluctant psychic faces a psychopathic killer in a deadly game where the past determines her future.

Changing the past is impossible, a fact ex-marine, Cynthia Arden, understands all too well. Struggling with the aftermath of a botched mission, a panicked phone call brings her home to face a psychopath’s game and partner with the distracting Kayden Shaw, the one man she thought would always have her back.

When their shared past comes back with a vengeance, can a reluctant psychic trust the man who walked away before it's too late?

If you like heart-pounding, paranormal romance, don't miss HUNTED BY THE PAST, an action-packed introduction to Jami Gray's psychic romantic suspense series, PSY-IV Teams.

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C649GB5/ 

A few lines to “thrill” readers: 

Behind me, the sound of the door being shoved flat against the wall jerked my attention back to the entryway. Cold sweat erupted down my spine. 

The man strong-arming my door stood at least six-two and he wasn’t selling cookies. A black T-shirt outlined broad shoulders and a heavy chest, explaining why my brilliant plan of knocking him back through the doorway had been destined for failure.

My mind took in details, trying to put the pieces together. Brown hair, thick and shaggy, framed dark eyes in a startling savage face. Still reeling from using my stupid ability, I couldn’t make the picture stick, but a niggling sense of familiarity pecked at my mind. Besides, now wasn’t the time for polite introductions.

An impressive snarl emerged from inside the neatly trimmed goatee, “Hello, Cyn.” His deep voice raised every hair on my body and sent my pulse into overdrive.

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Some Author Links to Follow:

JAMI GRAY

Magic and mayhem with a wicked edge

Come find me if you dare:

Website   |  Amazon  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads  

 

 

33.  Title: Wicked Dreams by J.L. Smith 

 


Genre/Subgenre: Paranormal, Middle-Grade

Format of Prize: ebook

# of copies: 1

Blurb: After a long week at school and writing her way through another vision, ten-year-old Inez Finley leaves her small, seaside town of Bear Valley and heads into the city with her mother, grandmother, and best friend, Quinn.
As Mom spends the day working, Inez—with Quinn and Grandma Esther—make way to a nearby bookshop to search for more answers about the ancestor from Inez's dreams: Mercy Finley.
At the shop, the events of the peaceful day turn into chaos. And Inez’s dreams, yet again, come to life.

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08FZPSFVF/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

A few lines to “thrill” readers:

In the small beach town of Bear Valley, Rhode Island lives ten-year-old Inez Finley, a little girl has a very big gift handed down to her: an ability to see the future.

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Some Author Links to Follow:

Blog/Podcast Website/Reviewer Site:  https://queenjreads.com/

Amazon Author Page:  https://www.amazon.com/J-L-Smith/e/B08B1XPH4C

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19073958.J_L_Smith

SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/18091564

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/queenjreads

 

 

34.  Title: I was a Teenage Vegetarian Zombie Detective by H. M. Gooden 

 

Genre/Subgenre: Cozy paranormal mystery

Format or Type of Prize: ebook

# of copies: 10

Blurb:  The clock is ticking. 

When Alex wakes up after the worst food hangover of her life to find out she's dead, the spinach truly hits the fan.

With the help of her best friend, Sam, the two must discover why her Halloween costume is more authentic than she'd like this year, not to mention try to figure out why the heck her parents have disappeared.

If she doesn't find the answers soon, will this Halloween be her last?

Amazon/purchase link: https://books2read.com/u/3JVezX

A few lines to “thrill” readers:

I tried to infuse my voice with as much authority and wisdom as I could. But as I was about five-foot-two and recently dead/newly alive, I wasn't sure I’d sold anyone on the plan.

She had every right to know what happened. When I’d found out where she was, I’d been terrified. I could only imagine the kind of things a mom would worry about. That didn’t mean I was going to tell her everything, though. 

Sometimes, you had to fudge the details to protect the innocent.

With that thought in mind, I held a hand out to the officer. "Thanks. Happy Halloween.”

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Some Author Links to Follow:

https://www.hmgoodenauthor.com/

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17229510.H_M_Gooden

https://www.amazon.com/H.-M.-Gooden/e/B078JXQZQR

https://www.bookbub.com/authors/h-m-gooden

https://twitter.com/HMGoodenauthor

https://www.facebook.com/HMGoodenAuthor

 

 

35.  Title: MORE THAN A LAWMAN by Anna J. Stewart 

 


Genre/Subgenre: Romantic Suspense

Format of Prize: e-Book

# of copies: 3 (winners' choice of Mobi or ePub)

Blurb:

Haunted by the death of her childhood friend, journalist Eden St. Claire has dedicated her life to catching serial killers--and she's always done so alone. But when the lethal murderer Eden is tracking puts her in danger's crosshairs, she agrees to accept protection from longtime friend Detective Cole Delaney. 

Cole has secretly carried a torch for Eden for years. She might not want to let anybody in, but the thought of losing her is unbearable. Passions flare as the threats intensify. Can Cole convince Eden to break her own rule to never fall in love...before the killer snuffs out their happily-ever-after?  

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/More-Than-Lawman-Honor-Bound/dp/0373282044/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=more+than+a+lawman+anna+j+stewart&qid=1598369060&sr=8-1

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Icy air shot through Eden's lungs.

She choked and dragged in breaths as fast as she could and moaned against the pain blazing across her shoulders. She lifted heavy lids and stared down at the yellowed laminate floor, nausea swirling as she swayed in the air.

Her face had gone numb with cold, freezing the terrified tears on her cheeks. Not just cold air. 

Arctic air. Stale air.

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36.   Title: Amulet of Darkness by Marianne Petit

 

 

Genre/Subgenre: Romantic Fantasy 

Format or Type of Prize: ebook

# of copies: 5

Blurb: In his heart she was his woman.
In reality she could never be.


In a land where creatures shape-shift, a blind man sees, and where believing in your gut instinct can save a life, a Herculean hero matches wits with a beautiful huntress.

Cyrenne’s life is pledged in servitude to the deity of the forest. She believes in obeying the deities, remaining chaste and that her abilities, as a warrior, are better than any man. When she catches the attention of the Storm Deity, and refuses his offer of immortality, he punishes her by besetting fear upon her. Her comrades die when she is unable to fight. She swears she shall not return home until she proves herself worthy and she sets out on a journey of redemption.

Gareth has always hated the Upland deities. He has no use for a woman dedicated to them, and who looks better in armor than most men. He believes his gut instinct is always right, the deities are always wrong and a woman’s place is in the home, any home but his. When the spirited woman with the iron resolve saves his life, they set out on a journey that takes them through uncharted territories where love teeters on the edge of danger.

Amazon/purchase link: https://www.amazon.com/Amulet-Darkness-Marianne-Petit-ebook/dp/B009NLF2SW/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=amulet+of+darkness+petit&qid=1602079292&sr=8-1

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In the dawn of time mysterious, hideous creatures roamed the earth. The gods ruled and mortal man gave thanks. On a quest to the Underworld, one man fought against the mighty Deities: one woman stood in his way.

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37.  Swag donation by Marie Lavender  

Type: Free T-shirt

# of prizes: 1




Details: Cool, Funny, or Scary Halloween Themed T-shirt for next year - you can choose a goth, fun autumn shirt, or book lover t-shirt instead if you don’t like those – (winner will have a choice of the design, size, and possibly color background) – U.S. only location as shipping is expensive for me

 

***NOTE: The product images above are a mere sampling of the types of shirts you can choose from.

 

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38.  Title: Inception (The Spell Caster Diaries, Book 1) by SF Benson

 


Genre/Subgenre: Paranormal Suspense

Format of Prize: Paperback (U.S. only)

# of copies: 1 copy

Blurb: 

Known throughout history as the Red Witch, Elsbeth is responsible for introducing supernatural creatures to the New World. For seven hundred long years, she’s dealt with everything from plagues and witch hunts, to a crushing lost love.

Yet none of that prepared her for the betrayal of the Blue Moon Coven rising up against her. Unsure of who to trust and second guessing every decision, Elsbeth gathers a crude team of witches, sorcerers, and a demonic incubus to prepare for the upcoming battle.

The stakes are higher than ever before. Not only would failure mean death for countless numbers of supernaturals, but Elsbeth’s escalating feelings towards the incubus have tied her immortality to him. Now, whatever fate she suffers befalls him as well.

Eager to claim the happiness that’s eluded her for centuries, can Elsbeth face her past before it costs her everything?

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084WY1FVB/

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From: The Malebolge, the Eighth Circle of Hell

To: Anyone Interested in Knowing the Truth

Every tale you may have ever heard of the Red Witch is erroneous. Only I know every detail surrounding her auspicious beginning.

One might wonder how a being like myself would come to know these things. I am that demon who guided that human Dante and his pest of an assistant, Virgil. I am also that demon who has waited an eternity to see my kind rein on Earth. I am only too happy to convey all that I know—and some that I don’t.

I know these things because I existed long before the fiery witch was ever born. I was there on the eve her mother conceived her. On the night the mere human battled to birth that duplicitous child, I took the form of a servant who watched from afar. Only I, a demon from

 the Malebolge, knows every facet of her life.

I’m here to tell the tale of how that witch—a soul doomed by patronage—came to be.

Take heed all that read her story. Disbelief is the downfall of many a man.

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39.  Title: Fighting the Fire by Jennifer Conner

 

 

Genre/Subgenre: Paranormal Romance

Format: eBook 

# of copies: 10

Blurb: With her pyrokinetic powers, Mia Koda has always thought she was a freak. Since she was young, she could start fires with her mind. These powers are now growing out of control.

Firefighter Cy Brennon's main goal is to make sure everyone caught in a fire comes out safely and alive. When he breaks into a burning house, the last thing he expects to find is a beautiful young woman, untouched by the flames, in what he can only describe as a “fire-free zone”.

Pulled together after the fire and their similar tragic childhoods, they search to discover more about Mia’s Native American roots, and the powers she has always feared.

As dangerous passion builds between her and Cy, Mia begins their journey. These long-hidden secrets will help Mia to better understand her powers, as she and Cy leave their childhoods behind and learn to reach into the hidden corners of each other’s hearts.

But is Mia starting the fires or is there something sinister lurking in the shadows of the past?

 

Amazon/purchase link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08KSHHM4F

A few lines to “thrill” readers: 

Even at this short distance, she was so still Cy couldn't tell if she was asleep, overtaken by smoke, or dead. The thought made his stomach clench. She was lying silently on her back, her eyes closed, arms at her sides. The intensity of the fire should be scorching her body.

What’s going on?

In the middle of all the devastation, she was beautiful. Exquisite. She looked like a Native American priestess covered in a protective bubble that had dropped down to rest in the middle of the room protecting her from the flames.

Shit. I am not part of some sci-fi movie,” Cy said warily, looking around the room as he tried to come up with a rational explanation for what was occurring. 

 

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40.  Title: Fiends That Go Boink by A. Silenus

 


Genre/Subgenre: paranormal erotica

Format or Type of Prize: ebook

# of copies: 10

Blurb: Otherworldly beings put the moves on down-to-earth women in these three stories in the erotica genre. Dreams and fantasies prove to be open doors for a ghost, a demonic familiar and an advertising icon.

 

Purchase links: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/83686

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005IQKLYG

A few lines to “thrill” readers:

-from the story entitled ‘Book Signing’

The room became frigid and there was a pale light glowing around us. At this point I couldn’t swear to what was dream and what was waking state. All I knew was that I was paralyzed. I couldn't even speak. Shana was still comatose, and I couldn’t do a thing to wake her.  

Then, in that nonsensical way dreams have of making us aware of things, I felt myself rising above the bed until I was able to see that the statue was growing in size. Not only that but it was flexing its limbs and looking around. A generous gray beard extended over its chest, and its muscles were accentuated by the light. Once or twice this entity, whatever it was, turned its penetrating stare on me, as if it were signaling an intent and I was powerless to resist.  

 

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41.  Title:  Silk by Chris Karlsen 

 

 

Genre/Subgenre: Historical Thriller

Format of Prize: ebook

# of copies: 1

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# of copies: 1

Blurb:  Silk on the skin—luxurious, luscious...lethal.

London-Fall, 1888

The city is in a panic as Jack the Ripper continues his murderous spree. While the Whitechapel police struggle to find him, Detective Inspector Rudyard Bloodstone and his partner are working feverishly to find their own serial killer. The British Museum's beautiful gardens have become a killing ground for young women strangled as they stroll through.

Their investigation has them brushing up against Viscount Everhard, a powerful member of the House of Lords, and a friend to Queen Victoria. When the circumstantial evidence points to him as a suspect, Rudyard must deal with the political blowback, and knows if they are going to go after the viscount, they'd better be right and have proof.

As the body count grows and the public clamor for the detectives to do more, inter-department rivalries complicate the already difficult case.

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QSTM578/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i4

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Dressing the dead required a certain dexterity and patience. William surveyed his work with pride. A pity no one would see his accomplishment. He doubted Isabeau’s maid could’ve done much better.

Sweat beaded his forehead and he used his dead lover’s embroidered hanky to wipe his face and the film of perspiration from his chest. The fire in the hearth had gone out while they made love, but even naked, the room was like an oven. He started to pour a glass of wine then thought better of it. Until the body was disposed of and the stage set for explaining her death, he needed to keep a clear head. Instead, he rummaged through the chiffonier hunting for petticoats. No respectable woman left the house without proper underpinnings. A bottom drawer was filled with lace and ribbon-trimmed petticoats. William took the top ones and managed to get them on and tied with far less trouble than he had with the dress.

“Thank God,” William mumbled, snickering at the inappropriate application of the phrase. “Now riding boots.”

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42.  Title:  Snifter of Death by Chris Karlsen 

 

 

Genre/Subgenre: Historical Thriller

Format of Prize: ebook

# of copies: 1

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Format of Prize: paperback (U.S. and Canada only)

# of copies: 1

Blurb:  The summer of 1889 was proving to be a strange one for Detective Inspector Rudyard Bloodstone and his partner.

They had a sexual pervert loose. The man didn’t actually harm women but threatened them at knife point, fondling them, and ultimately stealing their stockings.

Far more serious were the murders of influential men, which appeared random other than they were all killed by arsenic poison. Never had he and his partner had cases with so little workable evidence.

Also, the rivalry between him and his detective nemesis at London’s other police department was intensifying. That nemesis was the boxing champion of their department and looking to challenge Rudyard, who never trained as a boxer.

Besides Rudyard’s pride being at stake, and the pride of his station, his nemesis also had in his possession a photograph of the woman Rudyard cares very much for. The new lady in Rudyard’s life had captured his heart and he’d fight the devil himself to save her reputation.  

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06ZZ262S7/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i2

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Graciela stood on the top stair of the chapel cursing her luck when a man’s disturbingly familiar laugh interrupted her thoughts. She took a quick step to the left and flattened herself against one of the portico pillars. The horrible laugh rippled over from close by. It sounded like Detective Bloodstone’s from the morning she’d bailed out Addy. He’d said something that sent the shine boy scampering away and had all the detectives snickering, including Bloodstone.

Taking a deep breath, she peered around the edge of the pillar expecting to see the detective. His presence would’ve been the perfect end to this entire St. Jude’s Chapel mission-turned-catastrophe. To her great relief, it came from a carriage driver. She hadn’t noticed a group of them gathered at the corner waiting to be hired. Graciela, you had no reason to be frightened. You’d done nothing wrong. Stop being such a ninny.

She left the church and headed home. Zachary would be getting up from her nap soon. The whole way home she questioned her luck. A dozen people are murdered every day in London.

How hard can it be to kill someone?

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43.  Title: A Venomous Love by Chris Karlsen 

 

 

Genre/Subgenre: Historical Thriller

Format of Prize: ebook

# of copies: 1

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Format of Prize: paperback (U.S. and Canada only)

# of copies: 1

Blurb: The killer whispered, “A pretty damsel...worth a pretty risk.”

A veteran, Detective Rudyard Bloodstone has fought a brutal battle and witnessed war horrors that haunt his nightmares. Now one of those horrors has followed him home from Africa.

A vicious predator, the Cape cobra, can kill a man in thirty minutes. A suspect using the snake as a weapon in robberies is terrorizing London.

When the crimes escalate into murder, a victim’s daughter, Honoria Underhill, becomes the focus of the killer. After several attempts on her life, Scotland Yard threatens to take over the high-profile case. With few leads to follow, Bloodstone and his partner must now fight department politics and catch the killer before Underhill becomes another murder victim. 

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0856RZ13K/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i7

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On the other side of the yard and several strides from where he hid was the dog’s grave with the statue. It was next to another hedgerow not far from a brick icehouse positioned off the alley. The ice storage house offered a full view of the townhome’s backdoor, which he assumed led to the kitchen. He’d have preferred to set up by the icehouse but he’d be in direct line with the door and exposed. Anyone exiting the kitchen would see him immediately.

Kip slipped a hand into his satchel and stroked the cool neck skin of the snake. “Once we finish here, Lovey, we’ll have enough money to go to America. We’ll land in New York and continue on until we reach one of those dirty towns in the west. That’s where we’ll settle. I’ve seen pictures of those cattlemen types. Compared to rough-faced cowboys and savage Indians, my face will offend far fewer.”

The snake began to uncoil.

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44.  Title: Daughter of the Twin Moons by Holly Bargo 

 


Genre/Subgenre: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance  

Format or Type of Prize: eBook  

# of copies:  3

Blurb:  Cancer. The terminal diagnosis paralyzes Catriona. Both saved and imperiled, she must navigate a new, immortal life as mate to the Captain of the Seelie Palace Guard.

In obedience to the oracle’s command, Thelan abducts a human woman and takes her to the Deepwood where she is unmade and remade by ancient magic. Thus given his mate, he quickly finds himself enamored of her spirit, intelligence, and uncommon beauty. She arouses his passion and challenges both his control and authority at every turn. Thelan needs to win the heart and trust of this untraditional female whom he’s determined to keep and protect from those who covet control over the moon-born’s legendary influence.

Catriona resents the lack of choice. She also resents not knowing the rules that now govern her life in this realm of myth and impossibility. Forging her own path and upsetting ancient tradition, she befriends the mysterious archivist, learns to live in a sentient palace, talks to dragons, and discovers a puzzling attraction to cats. And she must come to terms with the handsome and powerful fae male who claims her as his own and stirs her blood like none other. 

Amazon/purchase link: https://www.amazon.com/Daughter-Twin-Moons-Book-Saga-ebook/dp/B01NBNZX84 

A few lines to “thrill” readers: 

“The oracle sent you here to seek my help without assurance that you would get it?” The unicorn huffed a dark laugh. Thelan could not deny the unicorn’s perceptive guess.

“Will you help?” he repeated.

“I have nothing more entertaining to do tonight,” the black unicorn admitted and raised his velvety muzzle to the midnight sky. “Will you pay my price?”

“Anything.”

“Be careful of what you offer, Captain.”

“I offer anything that is within my power to give, otherwise I have condemned an innocent soul to needless death,” Thelan clarified.

“Very prettily said,” the unicorn commented. “Be still.” 

In a blindingly quick move too fast for even fae eyes to follow, the midnight swift swiveled around and plunged his ebony horn into the unconscious woman’s soft, plump belly. Thelan gasped in horror, but held still as he watched the woman’s dark blood fountain from the wound. The unicorn slowly withdrew his horn, silver-sparkled black venom and blacker blood dripping from the sharp point.

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Website/Blog:  https://www.henhousepublishing.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/HenHousePublishing1/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/HollyBargoBooks

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45.  Title: Fay's Wish by Dee Carver 

 

 

Genre/Subgenre: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance  

Format or Type of Prize: eBook  

# of copies:  3

Blurb:  Shayla, Princess of the Fay, must begin the journey to discover her true power by leaving the island. If she's successful, she will become queen. Her plight won't be an easy one, for there are those who would use Shayla as a means to solidify their own position of power.

Kyle, Shayla's guide in the human world, is destined to bring hope to the Fay even though his own future seems bleak. With Kyle by her side, miracles can happen, offering the promise of the return of the magic.

Once that happens, nothing is impossible.

TEASER

As I entered the garden, the smell of succulent roses and jasmine infused me. I continued upon an emerald and ruby path, glinting like a wine-filled goblet. Gliding over pearls and bright quartz, I headed for the waterfalls, the soft lining of moss caressing my feet.

My heart faltered. He was human.

Amazon/purchase link: https://www.amazon.com/Fays-Wish-Dee-Carver-ebook/dp/B081QPMHW4/&tag=pminc0e-20

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“I am so glad you choose not to fight this, Fay Queen. Do not fear. In mere moments, you shall be mine and suffer no more.” Gwyn Ap Nuad appeared as he promised, to claim me upon my deathbed.

No longer the attractive man from the cave, he wore a mantle of horns and teeth, a fearsome creature made of fire and blood. My nostrils flared. I felt myself begin to gag.

“Not kinky? I think myself quite feral and handsome, but loathe not. Even though your dread is quite alluring, when I have your sex, I shall take on a more pleasing form. Stand and take my hand. Fulfill your promise to me. Become my Nether Queen.”

I struggled from the ground, realizing I was no longer in the throne room. The walls surrounding me were thick and black with seeping blood, and the rotting stench was overpowering. This was not my beautiful home, but a place of death and torture.

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46.  Title:  Destination North Pole--5,000 km by bicycle, by author Gary W. Wietgrefe 

 

 

Genre/Subgenre: Adventure Travel (scary and funny)

Format of Prize: Hardcover - ONLY to U.S. and Canada winners

# of copies: 5

Blurb: Destination North Pole is an endearing, humorous, dangerous and sometimes quirky travelogue. An old guy on an old bicycle supported by a sag-wagon (his loving wife) ventures north 5,000 kilometers toward the Arctic Circle for 40 days. Wildlife? Dangers? Risks? Constantly! Hundreds of black bears and grizzlies blocked deer, elk, moose, wood bison, wolves, bicyclists, and other critters from lush roadsides.

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Destination-North-Pole-000-bicycle-ebook/dp/B08BK8LDG1/

 A few lines to “thrill” readers:

At one lodge an older couple (older than me) pulled in with a white four-door pickup pulling a camper. Both doors on the driver’s side were red. They had reservations two weeks earlier but were delayed by a bear—not just any bear. 

While staying in a cabin the wife got up at night to go to the bathroom and saw a huge grizzly bear in the living room picture window. At her scream, the bear scurried away. 

You have likely heard the saying, “She was so scared she peed her pants.” Apparently, she was not wearing any. 

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https://www.thriftbooks.com/a/gary-w-wietgrefe/3417769/

 

 

47.  Title: The Blood Prophecy Three: Queen’s Ascension by Barb Jones 

 

 

Genre/Subgenre: Paranormal

Format of Prize: Ebook

# of copies: 10+

Blurb: 

Bloodshed. Heartbreak. Revelation. When the darkness was compelling and the heart knew no bounds, was there really a right choice? With Michael’s life hanging in the balance, Amber had a choice: save her star-fated love or keep on the crusade to unite the magical community. For Amber, her fate was sealed even before her birth and it was her destiny to fight the great battle ahead of her. But, when it came to her heart -- her friends, her great love -- Amber’s torn. Not only was she the Queen, but she was a human in every sense of the word. She was vulnerable. And so the very people -- Chloe and Michael -- that gave her strength, quickly became her weakness. It wasn’t her fault she loved too much, was it? Nevertheless, the Tall Dark Man had set a plan in motion that could threaten the very existence of the Blood Prophecy. Would he gather his dark forces and succeed in destroying Amber once and for all? Or, would she assemble her powerful friends and save the world?

Amazon link:  https://www.amazon.com/Queens-Ascension-Prophecy-Barb-Jones-ebook/dp/B08DKK66PM/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=queen%27s+ascension+blood+prophecy&qid=1595888006&sr=8-1

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The spell was complete—he could feel it in his bones. Magic was once again vibrating through the air. He opened his eyes and was surprised to see Nimue rummaging through his shelves. She stopped and gasped as she held the amulet in her hands. 

Disappointment made its way into his heart as he returned to the ground, the floor beneath his feet. How could she? After everything we’ve shared? The magic? The love? He gathered his heartbroken sentiments and clenched his jaw with a new sense of determination. She could not just betray him like that. But, most importantly, because he’d taught her, she posed a danger not just to those around her, but to magic itself. 

She had to go.

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https://www.thebloodprophecy.com/

https://www.facebook.com/BloodProphecyBooks

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4998896.Barb_Jones

https://www.amazon.com/Barb-Jones/e/B0058W93RQ/

https://www.worldcastlepublishing.net/barb-jones

 

 

48.  Name of prize: A $10 Amazon gift card donated by Personalized Marketing, Inc.

 


Quantity: 2

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49.  Gluttony (Sin-Eaters Book 2) by Lynn Chantale

 

 

Genre/Subgenre: Multicultural & Interracial Romance / Fantasy & Futuristic Romance

Format or Type of Prize: eBook

# of copies: 2

Blurb: An ancient sect of gods, known as Sin-Eaters, have one last chance to save humanity from an Emperor God bent on world domination. And it all begins with Gluttony.

Tialoc had one mission, find gluttony and return it to the tlazolli or sin box. He doesn’t expect to find the sin wrapped in a sexy chocolate-skinned woman or that she is his mate.

CJ accepts a trip to paradise to meet Tialoc. When an accident sidelines her before their first date, she’s hesitant to go at all. What she isn’t prepared for is the passion or love they share.

When their lovemaking has unexpected consequences, time is of the essence. Tialoc must convince CJ to embrace her destiny or lose him forever.

Some explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, some strong language.

Amazon/purchase link: https://www.amazon.com/Gluttony-begins-Gluttony-Sin-Eaters-Book-ebook/dp/B085HJ9NBF/pminc0e-20

A few lines to “thrill” readers: 

CJ gripped the sheet in her fists and heat flooded her cheeks, desire ignited in her veins. Shocked at her reaction, she gulped a deep breath.

“So when are they going to release you?” This was from Avery.

CJ returned her attention to the couple seated on her right. “I’m, uh, not sure. A doctor came in to see me, but I’m not sure he was really here.”

Avery patted her hand. A rumble of thunder filtered through the air. All looked toward the window.

“And the weatherman said no rain,” Tessie quipped.

“What did the doctor look like, maybe we passed him in the hall,” Avery suggested.

CJ shrugged. What could it hurt? “Average height, dark hair, mean eyes.” She shuddered as she recalled the coldness she’d seen. “His eyes were really mean.”

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Website:  https://www.thehouseoflynn.com/

Blog:  https://thehouseoflynn.wordpress.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/LynnChantaleAuthor

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/lynnchantale

Amazon Author Page:  https://www.amazon.com/W-Lynn-Chantale/e/B007PFA96S

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7951283.Lynn_Chantale

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5139806.W_Lynn_Chantale

Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/lchantale/

 

 

50.  Title: prize bundle (Wolf Blood Moon by Dana Littlejohn, The High Road Club - short eBook - and a $5 Amazon gift card)

 

Genre/Subgenre: erotic, romance, fantasy, vampire

Format or Type of Prize: ebook/gift card set

# of copies:  1

Blurb for Wolf Blood Moon:  The newspaper that Daniyah Tyler worked for had been bought out by a big conglomerate. The entire staff had been replaced except for her and one other person. When her new boss showed up in her office, she was sure it was her turn to be fired. Instead, he sent her on assignment to Chicago to cover a Halloween party for the paper. Daniyah knew that refusal could jeopardize her job, but would accepting jeopardize her very life?

Purchase link: https://www.danalittlejohn.com/books-2/coming-soon/

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  “Yes. Every full moon we sacrifice someone to him so that he will continue to let us live a long life with power, but tonight is special,” Jack continued, leaning closer to her. “Because this fall has been so warm this full moon is a blood moon. It doesn’t happen that often so we like to call it the Wolf Blood Moon. When that happens we offer him a woman, someone he could mate with. Someone beautiful and strong, that would appeal to him,” he added with a grin.

Daniyah recoiled. She turned her eyes upward. The large, bright orange moon hung overhead lighting the sky. She had hoped to catch the sight of it before it started to wane, but this was hardly the way she wanted to see the beautiful phenomenon. 

"I promise, you won’t feel a thing,” Jack told her in a soothing voice. “When the drug I gave you takes full effect, your limbs will feel numb. You’ll be awake, but not really."

About - The High Road Club

Genre: military erotic romance

Blurb:

Ronika O'Neal took the long bus ride back from visiting her sister in Tulsa. During a nap, the scent of spicy cloves and cinnamon made her feel warm and cozy. She turned to get comfortable and realized she was on someone's shoulder. Lieutenant Delaney didn't complain when the beautiful woman he sat beside cozied up to him as she slept. In fact, he welcomed it and hoped for more. 

 

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51.  Death Southern Style by Beverley Bateman

 


Genre/Subgenre: Romantic Suspense  

Format or Type of Prize: eBook  

# of copies:  2 

Blurb:  When Perrine Dupré dies under suspicious circumstances her daughter, Julie Ann Dupré, returns to New Orleans to find the truth about her mother’s death. She uncovers a family secret, hidden for years. Now someone is trying to kill her. Will the little dog who appears after her mother’s death help her? Is the sexy detective out to help her, or is he part of police corruption?

Detective Connor O’Reilly, a native of New Orleans, comes from a family of police. He’s an honest cop but realizes there is corruption in the division. His father may have died as part of that corruption. He meets Julie Ann, checks out her mother’s death and finds it was badly handled. Julie Ann deserves the truth and he wants to find it for her.

Julie Ann and Connor work together to unravel the real reason behind Perrine Dupré’s murder, Julie Ann’s mysterious past, and why people want her dead, while developing their challenging relationship. Can they both survive? And can their relationship survive?

Amazon/purchase link: https://www.amazon.com/Death-Southern-Style-Beverley-Bateman-ebook/dp/B089VRC1WR/pminc0e-20

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She touched the doorknob. A vision passed in front of her. A man inside stood by the door. There was a flash. Her mother crumpled to the ground.

Julie Ann dropped her hand and took half a step back.

Damn her mother’s visions. She’d known he was waiting, and she was going to die. That’s why she ran away from the house. So she didn’t die inside. Thanks, Mom.

After a deep breath, Julie Ann opened the door, hesitated and stepped inside. She stopped to survey the room.

An icy cold blasted through her body. It felt like she had floated outside her body. She could see the room and herself standing there staring at the space by the door where the man had waited. He was fuzzy, not clear enough to describe.

She briskly rubbed her bare arms.

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52.  At the Mercy of Her Pleasure by Kayelle Allen [Additional Gift: Bro (prequel)] 

 


Genre/Subgenre: science fiction romance, MM romance

Format or Type of Prize: ebooks

# of copies: 3

Blurb:

To free his enslaved brother from a cruel master, Senth, an all-party-fun-and-games thief, must take on the hardest assignment of his life: stealing from the Empress.

To make matters worse, he has no choice but to work with the beautiful NarrAy, a by-the-book rebel captain whose addictive pheromones could jeopardize the mission and destroy Senth's will. When the unthinkable happens and NarrAy professes her love for him, Senth must decide if what he feels is real, or fueled by pheromones.

Can he trust this woman? If he loves her back, can he still save his brother? Or will Senth end up at the mercy of her pleasure forever...

Amazon link:   https://amzn.to/3bP1Kqp

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Senth had a man's hands, well-groomed nails and sinewy forearms that revealed power and strength. His biceps bulged. Angular jaw, a firm mouth with lips made for kissing. A hot flutter rose within her and she tamped it down at once, refusing to let her pheromones get the upper hand.

He was watching her, his gaze narrowed, head tilted. His proximity heightened her desire. He smelled clean, fresh and ruggedly male. A tingle signaled the imminent letdown of her pheromones and she clenched her hands into fists, fighting to calm the spike of lust flickering through her like a torch about to combust.

Senth's faint smile revealed nothing, but he lifted his head, sniffing the air. Kin could smell emotion and desire. Could HalfKin?

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53.  Title:  Race to Redemption by Shari Elder 

 

Genre:  Erotic Romance, Science Fiction Romance

Prize Details:  1 copy of the e-book Race to Redemption with a bottle of wine (1 $20.00 gift card to wine.com) –  The best way to experience a sexy sci-fi romance is with a glass of wine. Throw in a sassy heroine, a deliciously damaged hero, and world to save, and you'll have an evening to remember… NOTE: If a non-US entrant wins, the prize just includes the e-book because the gift card is only available in the United States.


Blurb for Race to Redemption

Intergalactic storm racing champion, Elaina Carteret, left the circuit in disgrace after a horrendous accident. Willing to deal with the devil, aka her business manager, she accepts a challenge for one last chance to fly again. The deal seemed easy - pose as Lainie Carter, medical transport pilot, and spy on a hospital outpost. Until she meets the director, Dr. Erik Johansen, who runs the station with an iron hand, a permanent scowl and the tightest bod on the planet.

Erik keeps his emotions and laboratories locked up tight. He once trusted a woman who turned out to be a spy—and millions died. When the sizzling hot Lainie Carter sashay’s into his office with her endless legs, pouty mouth and penchant for sneaking into forbidden areas, he knows she’s dangerous. If only she would stop sneaking into his fantasies.

When the outpost is attacked by mercenaries, the Diva and Dr. Dictator are thrown together in a race across the desert to save two sick children. As a fragile trust grows between their damaged hearts, will it be strong enough to survive the truths that threaten their growing bond?

Amazon link:   https://www.amazon.com/Race-Redemption-Green-Rising-Book-ebook/dp/B01MYSULFR/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=Race+to+Redemption+Shari+Elder&qid=1599944474&sr=8-9

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Erik sat down on the seat, their bodies forming a single line from foot up the leg, arms and shoulders. Fuck it. He put his arm around her, leaned his lips to her temple. “How are you doing?”

“You confuse me.”

No shit. He confused himself.

His head lifted and she turned toward him, eyes wide with questions.  One finger under her chin, he lifted her mouth to his and took a long, slow taste. Lainie opened to him, her tongue darted sexy little flicks along his but her arms remained at her sides.

“Even more puzzled over here. I thought I was persona non grata. Top of your ten most likely to screw the world over list.”  Still angry. He couldn’t blame her.

“I can’t seem to stay away.”

“But you want to.”

“Yes.” He kissed her hard. “And no.”
            “It’s because I can cook, right?” 

 

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54. Title: Lily's Mirage by Sable Hunter

 


Genre/Subgenre: Contemporary, paranormal romance (18+ Adult content)

Format or Type of Prize: ebook (.mobi copy)

# of copies: 1

Blurb: Lily Bastien comes to mysterious St. Phillips Island for a last fling with life. She knows her future is uncertain, and love is not in her stars. Here, in a cottage haunted by lost love, she will discover a secret that will rock her world. A ghost from the past is not the only unexpected visitor to her private sanctuary. Imagine her surprise when she finds Sexiest Man Alive, Blade Jensen, naked in her bedroom. They clash, at first, but soon they can’t fight the attraction they feel for one another. Sparks begin to fly and the passion they share changes everything. Lily can only dream of forever, but Blade is determined to make her dreams come true. To protect the man she loves, she tries to hide the painful truth from him. But fate finds a way and Blade and Lily learn that sometimes a love is so great, one lifetime together could never be enough.  

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Lilys-Mirage-Hell-Sable-Hunter-ebook/dp/B074L4YG4F/

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54.  Title: Saxon's Conquest by Sable Hunter

 

 

Genre/Subgenre: Contemporary, romantic suspense

Format or Type of Prize: ebook (.mobi copy)

# of copies: 1

Blurb: Sexy – thy name is Saxon.

Saxon Abbott is a hero. A crime fighter. An Equalizer. A computer genius. Truly a man of unmatched abilities… until he meets his match. His nemesis. The mysterious, A.G Hart. From the moment their paths cross, Saxon is blown away by her beauty, and captivated by how much they have in common. He is as attracted to her brain as he is to her sexy body. While they are incredibly drawn to one another – they can’t seem to stop rubbing one another the wrong way.

Gaining acceptance into the boy’s club, that is the tech world, hasn't been easy, but Alivia Gertrude Hart has never come across an obstacle she can't go over or plow right through. She is driven and determined to succeed, spending her time writing computer programs to catch serial killers, and creating robots with artificial intelligence that will change the world. Having a man in her life is a complication she intends to avoid – until a certain irresistible hunk decides she will be his ultimate conquest.

Alivia manages to escape Saxon’s clutches until fate steps in and takes control. When someone starts killing Texas beauty queens, Governor Kyle Chancellor can think of only one person who is perfect to assist Saxon and his fellow Equalizers in solving the case. A quick call from the Governor is all it takes to draw Alivia into a new mystery to solve and put her in tight quarters with the one man who sets her body, brain, and soul on fire. Now, this couple of high-powered, self-proclaimed nerds are on the case and ready to solve the murders, if they can keep from killing one another first… 
 

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Saxons-Conquest-Hell-Sable-Hunter-ebook/dp/B079D4ZTWC

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55.  Title: A Wishing Moon by Sable Hunter

 

 

Genre/Subgenre: Contemporary romance, paranormal romance

Format or Type of Prize: ebook (.mobi copy)

# of copies: 1

Blurb: Arabella Landry is a witch on a mission.

She is desperately seeking for the incredible lover that has been setting her dreams on fire. With the help of the powerful women in her family, she finds him. Unfortunately, he is completely paralyzed from a devastating rock-climbing accident.

Jade Landale, a conservative Texas Congressman falls head over heels for the beautiful woman that refuses to give up on him. Soon, his world turns topsy turvy as he finds himself embroiled in a world of magic, murder and the hottest, sweetest lovemaking imaginable.
  

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Wishing-Moon-Magic-ebook/dp/B00OWQT3I8/

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Slipping down the stairs, she hoped she did not run into anybody between her room and Jade’s. She didn’t think she could stand any comments from her mother about her choice of sleeping attire. Another thing she felt thankful for was the location of the room they would be sleeping in. Thankfully, they were on a different floor and at opposite end of the house from where the rest of the family slept.
She hesitated at the door. Her nerves were on edge and her body was tingling, readying itself for his possession. Already, her breasts were swelling and both nipples were as hard as rocks. She couldn’t wait to be in his arms again. Taking the doorknob in her hand, she held it for a moment and then slowly opened the door. When she entered the room, Jade waited, already in the bed. Leaning back against the headboard, propped up by two or three soft pillows, he looked like a dream. With no shirt on, the soft light of the lamp accentuated his broad shoulders and golden skin. After finding out he had a Cherokee grandparent, the color and smoothness of his skin made sense. He held the covers back and patted the mattress in invitation.
Crossing to the bed, she removed her robe and swiftly crawled under the covers. He eased down in the bed and turned on his side and facing her. “You are so beautiful, Arabella.”
She lowered her eyes, unable to breathe if she continued to share his gaze. His eyes were looking into her very soul. “No, you are beautiful, Jade. I have never known anyone who makes me feel the way you do.”
“How many men am I competing with, sweetheart?” he asked in a soft, gentle tone.
“What do you mean?”
“How many men are you dating? I’m sure there is a whole slew of them just beating your door down, all wanting the privilege of your company.”
“There is no one.” Now that the truth would be revealed, he probably wouldn’t be as interested in her.
“No one?”
“I’m sorry, Jade. I don’t have very much experience with men.” Her voice shook slightly and she closed her eyes waiting for his reaction. How could she tell him the local boys had all been afraid of her, or at least afraid of the ridicule they would endure by dating the town witch?
Light, soft, sweet kisses began raining on her eyes and her cheeks. “Why are you sorry, Bella? Don’t you know how exciting it is for a man to find out his woman hasn’t known many other men?”
“Not exactly what I meant,” Arabella stammered. God, this was hard.
“Quit worrying, Arabella,” Jade assured her. “The other men are history. You’re here with me now.”
“No, Jade.” She grabbed the hand caressing her neck and lightly playing over the top of her full breasts. He wasn’t making this easy. “The only man I have ever made love to is you—in our dreams.”
She waited for his reaction. What if he didn’t want a twenty-four year-old virgin?

 

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56.  Title: Heaven's Loss by Sable Hunter

 

 

Genre/Subgenre: Contemporary romance, western romance, paranormal romance
Format or Type of Prize: ebook (.mobi copy)

# of copies: 1

Blurb: Cowboys and Angels? Oh, hell yeah. A perfect combination.
Halos and Wings go perfectly with Stetsons and Spurs.
This is a lesson Big Canyon Brady will learn well.
The Tebow blacksmith hasn’t had it easy since losing his only child to cancer. Putting one boot ahead of the other is a day to day battle.
But…something keeps him going.
He didn’t know how to define that something until Seren stepped out of his dreams and into his arms. Skeptical at first, Canyon learns she is his own personal miracle, a ray of sunshine in a world of sadness and despair. They exist in a paradise of their own making until Seren makes a mistake which brings their whole world crashing down around them. Fallen from grace, she must learn to live without the only man who has ever been the center of her existence.
When their paths cross once more, Seren is determined to protect him by keeping her distance. This doesn’t work for long, for Canyon is inexorably drawn to her like a moth to a flame.
His touch tempts her like nothing else ever could and only their love can redeem them.
Dark clouds rise and fierce winds blow, but when the storms of life abate…
one great truth remains.
Heaven’s Loss is Canyon’s Gain.

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Heavens-Loss-Hell-Sable-Hunter-ebook/dp/B07LD3NNY2/

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57.   Title: A NECESSARY END by Diana Rubino

 


Genre/Subgenre: historical paranormal (ghost) romance thriller 

Format or Type of Prize: Kindle ebooks

# of copies: 3

Blurb: By day, actor John Wilkes Booth is a charming Confederate spy; by night, a troubled man leading a double life.

As he attempts to uncover Abraham Lincoln’s habits by speaking with his medium, Booth becomes tormented by a malevolent spirit and devises a plan to assassinate the President.

But in the midst of his murderous plan, Booth falls in love with the beautiful actress, Alice Grey. As their growing love tests their loyalties, will death or duty prevail?

Praise:

★★★★★ - "Historical fiction and supernatural thriller, fantastically blended... Strongly recommended."

★★★★★ - "Diana Rubino combines authentic history with vivid descriptions to create a thriller with a supernatural twist. As a Civil War fan, I found the characters were true and the locations historically accurate."

★★★★★ - "Historical fiction and supernatural thriller fantastically blended... I will definitely be checking out other books by this writer."

★★★★★ - "An age-old story is given new life. Loved this book."

 

Amazon link: getBook.at/ANecessaryEnd

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“And I am Brutus, Marcus Brutus, I; Brutus, my country's friend; know me for Brutus!" Booth declared to the proud reflections in his three facing mirrors.

            The center mirror clouded over. Puzzled, he leaned into it to peer closer. His reflection faded as if the mirror were clear glass, and another human form took shape, becoming sharper as the mist faded. He was astonished to be looking into the face of a man whose eyes bored into his, pinning him with an unnerving stare. Booth took a step back, glancing to the left, then to the right, but his own reflections were moving right along with him. He focused once more on the stranger in the center, the Roman nose giving the weathered features distinction. He’d seen this face before, but where?

            The head nodded and the hint of a pleased smile curled the thin lips. Without so much as a word, the figure faded into the mirror’s eternal depths, and Booth was once again looking at his own astonished face.

            “Damn you! Who are you?” He pounded the mirror and it wavered, his image jerking back and forth with the moving glass.

            Exasperated, he turned away.

            “I’ll find out who you are if I die doing it.” He twirled around to face the mirror, seeing only his three perplexed reflections.

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58.  Title: Elyria by David Kouri

 


Genre/Subgenre: Supernatural Thriller 

Format of Prize: Paperback (U.S. only)

# of copies: 1 copy

Blurb: Cameron is your average, run of the mill, seventeen-year-old kid. He did have some random thoughts over the years that he wasn’t quite like others, but never talked about that with anyone—he didn’t want to be labeled a “freak.” Aside from that, everything about his life is about as normal as could be. He goes to school, has friends, has fun with girls at parties, and just enjoys his altogether normal life, until the night that everything is shattered.

Just before he turns eighteen, Cameron’s parents are murdered by home invaders wearing masks; and that’s when all hell breaks loose—literally.

Cameron is shoved head-first into a world that he never would have believed could possibly be real. A world where monsters truly exist, and not just the human kind, but the kind you read about in books and see in films. It’s up to Cameron, and a select group of freedom fighters, not only to save the earth, but also to save the galaxy and, along with it, his true homeland—Elyria.

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Elyria-David-Kouri-ebook/dp/B0868ZJ46D

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59.  Title:  Arise, My Darling by Amber Anthony

 


Genre/Subgenre:  psychic thriller, metaphysical fiction, romantic suspense, metaphysical and visionary fiction

Format or Type of Prize:   Ebook

# of copies: 3

Blurb: Strangely gifted Jacob King finds Cricket Nielson in his meditations between worlds.

Delightful Cricket is a woman trapped first by injury and then her husband's villainy.

Captivated by her buoyant spirit, intrigued by their elusive meetings, Jake uses his psychic talents to locate this imprisoned beauty.

Their meetings on the astral plane reveal they have loved each other for eons. This newly reignited love calls Jake to draw on every spiritual resource at his disposal. He convinces sympathetic law enforcement professionals to hear him out as he discovers a series of murders and knows Cricket is next.

Will the forces of the universe unite Jake and Cricket before the insidious serial killer strikes again?

Amazon/purchase link:   https://www.amazon.com/Arise-My-Darling-Amber-Anthony-ebook/dp/B07Z1G8CL9/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Arise+my+darling+by+Amber+Anthony&qid=1600472513&sr=8-1

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Des squirmed, looked away, and rubbed the back of his neck. “There was a couple I followed out. I had to give them a private message, kinda ominous…” Jake nodded. “The kicker is, when I walked back onto the dark stage, there was a woman, alone in the audience.”

Jake shrugged, “Did she want a private reading?”

“Uh, no. This woman went into a trance. This awful voice came out of her, not a woman’s voice at all. Old Testament, Biblical…” he shuddered. “I mean, like a monster voice…” Jake raised a brow. “It said, ‘The savior must act quickly.  Evil forces align against her. Tell him.’.”

Jake gawked. “Tell whom? And who was she talking about?”

Des frowned, opened his mouth to reply, and suddenly a voice, not his own, boomed through the room. “The danger of the water is isolation. The danger of earth is the distance. The danger of air is its absence. The danger of fire is the destruction of evidence.” 

Jake leapt to his feet. “Who are you?”

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60.  Title: A Connoisseur of the Bizarre by Mark Iles  




Genre/Subgenre: paranormal, crime, horror

Format or Type of Prize: ebook

# of copies: 10

Blurb: O’Neal mentions that he knows where a missing child is. Does he, or doesn’t he, and is O’Neal really who he seems?

Amazon/purchase link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Connoisseur-Bizarre-Mark-Iles-ebook/dp/B00HQOP54O/

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“O’Neal!” Haden gasped, pulling up short as he recognized the man from his previous run-ins with the law. Then, seeing the revolver in his hand, he warned; “Look out, boss, he’s got a…”

 

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61.  Title: NightShade by Mark Iles 


Genre/Subgenre: science fiction, horror

Format or Type of Prize: ebook

# of copies: 10

Blurb: Bob Roberts, second in command of the starship Argonaut becomes concerned when members of the crew are brutally murdered. Then the ship’s doctor points something out, that all the victims are drained of blood. When explosions force their space-born vessel to land for repairs on their destination, the planet Nightshade, their sighs of relief turn to screams of terror. For Nightshade is so very aptly named.

Amazon/purchase link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00HQOP1BQ/ 

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Marcus shrugged and carried on with his work. Removing the circuit, he replaced it with another. The damned thing still didn’t work. Just then something metallic, like a coin or a washer, tinkled onto the bare metal of the deck and rolled about noisily for a moment, accompanied by what might have been the barest hint of childish laughter. Marcus looked up; his nervous fingers caused him to touch a live wire…

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62.  Title: Last Showing by Rachel Carrington

 

 

Genre/Subgenre: Romantic Thriller

Format or Type of Prize: Ebook

# of copies: 5

Blurb:

With the breakup of her marriage, Sophia Reynolds’ mind isn’t completely on her job. Maybe that’s why she didn’t listen to her husband’s previous warnings. Showing a house after dark shouldn’t have been dangerous, but she’s viciously attacked, becoming a target for a sadistic serial killer.

She escapes him barely alive, and when her estranged husband, Detective Levi Reynolds, sees the damage that’s been inflicted, vengeance becomes his best friend. He’s willing to do whatever he has to do to track down Stefan Greenwald, the man who almost took his wife’s life.

As the evidence unfolds, it becomes clear Greenwald isn’t working alone, and the fight to save Sophia’s life gets harder by the minute. Levi may have to lay aside his badge to protect his wife the only way he knows how.  

Amazon/purchase link: https://www.amazon.com/Last-Showing-Rachel-Carrington-ebook/dp/B01N97P5VH

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Though her mind frayed with panic, she remembered what Levi had taught her. Her arms crept up between their bodies, and she lodged her thumbnails into Stefan’s eyes, pressing until he screamed and rolled to his side.

She scrambled to her feet. He grabbed for the knife, but she stomped his fingers then kicked his face. Panic gave way to adrenaline, and she was halfway out the window again when the knife caught her on the left side, sinking deep. The pain moved to her back, and as the blade sank in, breathing grew more difficult. 

Stefan tried to drag her back into the empty bedroom again, but Sophia knew she wouldn’t survive another round. So she fought harder, using every self-defense skill she’d learned. And while she battled him, she screamed. Until she heard the sirens in the background, and heard the muffled curse from the man behind her. 

 

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63.  Title: A Sprinkle of Magick by Tina Proffitt 

 


Genre/Subgenre: Romance/Supernatural

Format of Prize: paperback (U.S. only)

# of copies: 2

Blurb: A small town. An herbal bakery. A wise old crone. A sexy newcomer. A dangerous stranger. And a young graduate student who's not ready for any of it. In the town of Wiccanton, North Carolina the leaves are falling, and winter's on its way. Thena Kanakaredes is a young woman embarking upon the daunting task of taking over the town's homeopathic bakery. But she is terrorized by a dark figure that threatens her happiness, forcing her to uncover hidden secrets from her past. Despite her grounding in academia, she must now face astounding events as they unfold around her. The unwitting recipient of visions that counter her scholastic knowledge of the world and the way it works, she will be forced to face her demons or lose everything she holds dear.

Mitch Tanner is a sexy, athletic, independent contractor with an eye for the green-eyed siren who runs the town's most popular bakery. He can't resist the temptation she offers him, and he doesn't want to. But how far will he go to earn the heart of his green-eyed goddess? Will risking his life be enough?

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XN5DBMX

A few lines to “thrill” readers: 

At the bottom of the stairs, Thena pushed open the heavy metal door allowing leaves to blow inside and around her feet. Stepping out into the alley, she bumped into a tall figure, looming over her. Too late, she took a step back from him just as his arms wrapped around her.

“Hello again,” the man's steely voice whispered into her ear, frightening her so much that she dropped the key in her hand.

She tried twisting free of his grip and was able to peer up at him. He looked startlingly like the man from her dreams. She screamed, falling to her knees and scrambling to find the dropped key. Her singular thought was to get back into the safety of her apartment.

As he lost his grip on her, his face contorted into that of an animal seeking its prey. Arms clad in black snaked out, grasping her by the wrists. “I just want to talk to you,” he said in a deceptively calm voice.

Blood pounded so loudly in her ears that Thena barely heard her own screams as she was dragged deeper into the alley. She pushed frantically against him, which simply tightened his vice-like grip on her.

He stopped pulling her when they cleared the streetlight. He pushed her to the ground, causing her head to bounce as it hit the asphalt.

Her senses swam. Her mind barely registered the amulet's chain being pulled taut around her neck until it snapped and gave way. She whimpered, struggling with all her might to cling to rational thought long enough to escape this mad man.

Suddenly, he released her and stood up. The motion sent her body rolling away from him. He turned from her then stopped. Someone was watching from the street.

 

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Some Author Links to Follow:

Website:  https://tinaproffitt.wordpress.com/

Blog:  http://tinaproffitt.blogspot.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Tina-Proffitt-Author-Page-361296710591882/

Amazon Author Page:  https://www.amazon.com/Tina-Proffitt/e/B007RGB3XS/

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6942791.Tina_Proffitt Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/proffitttina/ 

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/tina_proffitt/

 

 

64.  Title: No Gravestone Unturned (Cobble Cove #5) by Debbie De Louise

 

 

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Format of Prize: eBook

# of copies: 3 eBooks (mobi or PDF copies as requested) provided to winners on October 31st

Blurb: It’s October in Cobble Cove, and Alicia is busy preparing for the library’s Halloween party when she learns that John’s aunt from Florida has died and that John’s cousins and their spouses are coming to town to bury their mother. The day after the funeral, the caretaker’s son is found dead by John’s grandfather’s gravestone, from a blow on the head. The only witness seems to be Sneaky the library cat, who, having left the library, turned up at Alicia’s door with blood and dirt on him.

As Alicia, Gilly, and Sheriff Ramsay investigate, a generation of family secrets is uncovered. Are one of the guests staying at the inn a killer? Will the humans solve the crime, and can Sneaky, Kittykai, and Salem, the inn’s guest cat, team up to help?

Amazon/Purchase Link: mybook.to/CobbleCove5

A few lines to “thrill” readers: 

Before Noah could deflect the blow, the intruder raised his shovel and whacked the caretaker’s son hard on the head. As the ground spun up to meet him and Noah fell across the grave the vandal was digging, the last thing he saw as things went black was the inscription on the stone:

Kurt McKinney, beloved father of Gwendolyn, Kenneth, and John. (July 24, 1894 – September 3, 1964). 

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***NOTE: Debbie is also having a Halloween FB party with other cozy mystery authors on October 30th. Register today! Sneaky's Cozy Halloween Party

Some Author Links to Follow:

Debbie De Louise, Author

Cobble Cove Cozy Mystery Series

https://debbiedelouise.com

 

 

65.  Title: His Magic Touch by Debby Grahl 

 


Genre/Subgenre: paranormal romance

Format or Type of Prize: Ebook

# of copies: 2

Blurb:

The night before Jared Dupre’s wedding, a spectre warns him that the demonic witch, Adam Montief, has kidnapped his brother threatening to kill both him and Jared’s fiancée, Kendra O'Connell, in a centuries-old vendetta Jared knows nothing about. A powerful witch himself, Jared tracks Adam from New Orleans to a remote island off the coast of Connecticut. A sword-fight ensues, and a final thrust of Jared's blade sends Adam over the cliff into the dark sea below.

But when Jared returns to New Orleans, he finds a triumphant Adam alive and intent on seducing Kendra. Kendra, not knowing Jared was forced to break off their engagement to save her life, has turned to a new man, unaware he’s Adam who has vowed to kill the man she truly loves.

With help from an ancestor's spirit, Jared discovers the motive behind the Montiefs' vengeance.  He plans Adam's final destruction while fighting to win back Kendra before she is drawn into Adam's world of sadistic evil.

 

Purchase links:

Amazon Author Page -- https://www.amazon.com/Debby-Grahl/e/B00B34HM26

B&N --https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Debby+Grahl?_requestid=5525094

A few lines to “thrill” readers:

Angelique Montief flicked her wrist and set the bamboo ceiling fan spinning. Kneeling on a woven mat with sweat coating her body, she lifted a small wooden brass-bound casket from the bottom of a large trunk, inserted a gold key, and opened the lid. Inside two objects lay wrapped in thick cloth. She carefully unwrapped the smaller bundle to reveal a pentagonal mirror, a gift handed down to her by her grandmother, its ancient oak frame carved with tiny pentacles. She glanced over her shoulder at her locked bedroom door, then stared into the mirror and whispered, “Show him to me.”

When the glass remained blank, fear clutched at her chest. Again, she said the words, and the image of a plantation house engulfed in flames appeared. “No, please, he can’t be dead.” Tears blurred her vision. The fiery image changed to reveal a human form lying beneath flowering bougainvillea.

Hope rising, Angelique peered closer.

“Show me his face.”

She saw his indigo blue eyes blink open.

“I’m coming, my love.” He couldn’t hear her, but she hoped in his heart that he knew she would find a way to get to him.

As the smoke in the room thickened, she knew her time was running out. She rewrapped the mirror and placed it into the smaller casket among cloth bags of herbs and potion-filled vials. Relocking the lid, she hung the key on a chain around her neck, dropped a jeweled dagger into her pocket, and tucked the casket under her arm.

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Some Author Links to Follow:

Website -- www.debbygrahl.com

Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/debbygrahlauthor?ref=br_rs

Bookbub -- https://www.bookbub.com/search/authors?search=debby%20grahl

Twitter -- https://twitter.com/DebbyGrahl

 

 

 

66.  Title: Destiny’s Lot: A Halloween Love Story by J.R. Wirth

 

 

Genre: Horror/ YA /novella-short story

Format of Prize: Paperbacks

# of copies: 2

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Format of Prize: Kindle eBooks

# of copies: 2

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Format of Prize: Audiobooks

# of copies: 2

Blurb: Long before there were texts, instant messaging, and endless social networks, we had landline phones and stamped, postal mail. And if we wanted a date, we actually had to talk to the other person first. This would often delay the inevitable, as we first had to gather our nerves in order to ask out the intended person. This was the case for young JR, who was looking forward to his long awaited Halloween date with the girl of his dreams. When he finally got up the nerve to ask Destiny out, she said yes. All he had to do was cut a few lawns to make a buck or two, and then take his younger siblings trick-or-treating. After that, he was free to enjoy his date, and join his friends at a legendary Halloween party. What could go wrong?

The thrills start early that Halloween day, when JR decides to get an application for a job, while simultaneously ordering a burrito to go. The young woman, Debbie McGruder, who took his order, had different plans. The spooky interaction left JR reeling and wondering what had happened.

As he makes his way through the day, he is met with a host of obstacles and evil beings trying to eliminate him and his family. The implausible, chilling antics last throughout Halloween day and into the night. How will JR respond? Can he save himself? Can he save his family? And what about Destiny, can he salvage his date? Read Destiny’s Lot: A Halloween Love Story and find out.

Amazon/Purchase Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016X1VA2G  

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7.  Title: Day of the Dead by J.R. Wirth

 

 

Genre: Thriller/ Horror/ YA

Format of Prize: Kindle eBooks

# of copies: 3

Blurb: Things are going well for Sham Jones. It’s his senior year in high school and he’s in love. To top it off, it’s a Thursday and the last day of school for the week leading to a four-day weekend. What could be better than spending a long weekend with his girlfriend, Cali? As they make their way to Cali’s car, an unfamiliar, but stylish Trans Am pulls into the spot next to Cali’s. The driver gets out and immediately eyes Cali, who returns longing glances. And just like that Sham is no longer Cali’s love interest, cast aside like a broken Christmas ornament to make room for the new, shiny decoration.

Things get worse as the driver, simply known as Red, seems to seduce the entire student body with seemingly evil intentions during the weeks leading to Halloween. On Halloween, Red takes Cali, dressed in an angel costume, for a drive to the area known as never-ever-land, where young ladies are presumed to have disappeared and/or murdered. Sham and Cali’s best friend, Lin, wait all night for her return.

When Cali doesn’t return, Sham and Lin set out to rescue Cali from an awful fate on Dia de los Muertos—the Day of the Dead.

Amazon/Purchase Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0777KSC8L

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Some Author Links to Follow:

Twitter:           @JRWirth     

Facebook:       www.facebook.com/Author.JRWirth

Email:              jrwirth18@gmail.com 

LinkedIn:        www.linkedin.come/pub/jeffrey-wirth

Amazon:          http://www.amazon.com/J.R.Wirth/e/B00R9SDSR8/  

Goodreads:     https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/11161179.J_R_Wirth

Pinterest:         https://www.pinterest.com/jeffwirth/

B&N (2):         https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/%22JR%20Wirth

                        https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/%22J.R.+Wirth

YouTube:        https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR9PheX4LjwIsYgChLFRMIA

 

***NOTE: Once the contest is over (October 27th), PLEASE be patient with us while we get your prizes out. Some authors or publishers may have diverse Covid-19 shelter-in policies than others, as we all hail from different parts of the world. 

 


Wow, so many awesome prizes to choose from! 😉 This is such a fantastic giveaway!


Let’s give a round of applause to all 70 authors and publicists who donated to this enormous contest! With 220 prizes, that’s just impressive!

And for fun, PLEASE participate in our Halloween poll below. You can earn a bonus entry for your giveaways!

QOTD: I know the Coronavirus has affected a lot of our plans in 2020, but how do you usually celebrate Halloween?

Do you take your kids trick-or-treating, dress up for a costume party or masquerade ball, OR do you aim to have the coolest decorated house on the block?

 


Feel free to add a comment to the post thread below with your answer as well. But try to include one for sure if you answered ‘Other’. I’m always open to learning about unique holiday traditions! 😉

Once again, scroll up and select the giveaways you are drawn to, and then place an entry on the Rafflecopter for each prize. If you’d rather contact me directly, email me with the book titles you’re interested in, and I’ll individually place you in the drawings for those contests. The big giveaway will run for a week.

We’re so excited to have you here! Happy prize hunting…and have a wonderful autumn season!

 



 

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