July Literary Giveaway – Books Galore

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Having a hard time choosing what to read next? While there’s so many wonderful authors and books available, it’s imperative to have a dependable and responsible place that can help you choose what to read. It’s even better when you get a chance to win free books! Every month, you can win free books from multiple authors hosted by N. N. Light’s Book Heaven. Several authors are offering their books in this innovative and collaborative approach to find your next great read.

Firecracker Summer Reading Giveaway:  http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/92db775015/

Literary Giveaway Portal:  https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/literary-giveaway-portal

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Here are some of the prizes to be won

 

$15/ £15 Amazon Gift Card donated by Rachel Brimble

print copy of A Year of Romance (Books 1-4 of Dorado series) by Linda Carroll-Bradd

2 e-copy of Planting the Seeds of Love: A Novella by N. N. Light

3 e-copy of The Delancy Street Disappearances by Aaron S. Gallagher

2 e-copy of First Impressions (MacQuire Women #3) by Peggy Jaeger (US only)

e-copy of Abaddon Rising by Patsy Buker

2 e-copy of N. N. Light’s Book of Daily Inspiration by N. N. Light

e-copy of Tied Up With Strings by Madeline McEwan

e-copy of Arresting Mason by Amber Daulton

e-copy of The Queen of Paradise Valley by Cat Dubie

e-copy of You Dear Sweet Man by Thomas Neviaser

e-copy of one backlist title by Alanna Lucas (US only)

e-copy of Once Broken by D. M. Hamblin

e-copy of A Debt to the Devil by D. M. Hamblin

e-copy of Centrifugal Force by Lisa Lickel (Smashwords coupon)

e-copy of The Shining Citadel by A. L. Butcher (Smashwords voucher)

e-copy of The Colony and The Last City by RM Gilmour

5 e-copy of The Guardian Child’s Return by Diana L. Wicker

5 e-copy of Angelica by Clabe Polk

e-copy of The Wings to Fly by Lisa Gabriel

e-copy of A Crofter’s Tale by Lisa Gabriel

e-copy of Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones by Sorchia Du Bois

e-copy of Dog Fight by Diane Moat

 

 

 

 

Book Spotlight – Assassin 13 – Adult Dystopian

Title: ASSASSIN 13

Author: Tom Reppert

Genre: Adult Dystopian TimeTravel

Main character description (short): Like all badass heroines, Lauren projects sass and grit to cover past hurts. She’s trained as an elite assassin and takes pleasure in the lives she ends to better her world. Then she ends up in 1920s Hollywood, and her purpose shifts from hit jobs to caring for and protecting others, ironically, from gangsters who were idolized in her dystopian world.

Synopsis: Lauren Ramirez, an Assassin 13, which means she’s the best at her profession, is betrayed by her employer, the President of the United States, when she takes a high-rank target job to get information on her mother’s killer. While she’s attempting to escape in a space shuttle from his trap, she hurtles through a time displacement anomaly and lands in the glam of 1927 Hollywood.

 Lauren finds herself working for one of Hollywood’s top actresses, Pauline Windsor, who is dating mafia member Benny Sorrentino. He is caught up in a gangland war with the Colombini brothers for the city’s profitable bootlegging and gambling rings. Even as she clings to the revenge for her mother’s death and somehow fixing her broken shuttle to return for the information, Lauren’s relationship with the people she meets, stunt pilot Remy Garnett, Pauline, and Pauline’s children, all begin to change the hard surface of her heart.

 When Pauline’s relationship with Sorrentino draws her and her family into the gangland war, Lauren must decide whether to use her 22nd century talents and technology in their defense or abandon them to slip back into her time and get the information she needs to avenge her mother.

Brief Excerpt 250 words:
A malignant aura emanated from him that only Lauren could see. The Pelosi brothers flanked him like two cobras.

When he walks, he brings menace like the night, Matt said quoting some long forgotten future movie.

Leaning down, Sorrentino kissed Pauline quickly on the lips. “Hey, doll.”

Doll? That’s a bit cliché, isn’t it? Matt said. Is he going to stick a grapefruit in her face now?

Focused on the gangsters, she didn’t answer.

Pauline’s eyes lit up, then worry crossed her face. “Ben, are you all right?”

He waved her concern away, “Hardly more than a scratch. I’m fine.” He glanced at Lauren with raised eyebrows. A dark look came into his eyes. “I remember you, toots.”

“Ben, this is Lauren Ramirez. She manages my business affairs. She was at the dinner party.”

“Yeah, good to see you again.” Sorrentino reached for Lauren’s hand, but she kept both under the tablet. Frowning, he retracted his, and locked eyes on her. “Business manager? Then you’re just the person should be here with what I got for Pauline. Miss Ramirez, or is it Mrs.?”

“Benny the Bug,” Lauren said. “How did you get a name like that?”

He stiffened. His features grew dark.

Pauline glared at her. The room had been silently watching. Now, tension floated through like static electricity among gasoline barrels.

Lauren’s hand went theatrically to her chest in a picture of innocence. “I hope I didn’t offend you, Mr. Sorrentino. I meant no harm. Benny the Bug? That is your name, isn’t it.”

“What the hell’s with you?” His voice, low and cold, sounded like gravel being stomped.

Why should readers buy this book (50 words max)? Buy this book because it is a fun read. It is entertainment pure and simple. I write books I would want to read. It is heart-pounding, thriller action, so I’m told, with a little romance and strong emotions. I hope people will feel those when they read it.

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Author bio:

Tom Reppert is an army veteran with a BA in English and History, as well as MAs in Creative Writing and Professional Writing. He spent twelve years in Africa and Asia teaching English Literature and Composition. An award-winning author, his writing includes educational essays, short stories, and novels Past Murders, The Far Journey, and The Captured Girl. Tom lives in Sandpoint, Idaho on idyllic Lake Pend Oreille, where he is currently working on his next novel, one set both in the future and the past.

 

Author Social Media Links

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/Tom-Reppert-1506957986047973/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Repptom

Author Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7219792.Tom_Reppert

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Book: ASSASSIN 13
Category/ Genre: Adult Science Fiction
Teaser: Assassin 13 is a time travel thriller set in a dystopian future and 1927 Hollywood.

Lauren Ramirez, an Assassin 13, which means she’s the best at her profession, is betrayed by her employer, the President of the United States, when she takes a high-rank target job to get information on her mother’s killer. While she’s attempting to escape in a space shuttle from his trap, she hurtles through a time displacement anomaly and lands in the glam of 1927 Hollywood.

Lauren finds herself working for one of Hollywood’s top actresses, Pauline Windsor, who is dating mafia member Benny Sorrentino. He is caught up in a gangland war with the Colombini brothers for the city’s profitable bootlegging and gambling rings. Even as she clings to the revenge for her mother’s death and somehow fixing her broken shuttle to return for the information, Lauren’s relationship with the people she meets, stunt pilot Remy Garnett, Pauline, and Pauline’s children, all begin to change the hard surface of her heart.

When Pauline’s relationship with Sorrentino draws her and her family into the gangland war, Lauren must decide whether to use her 22nd-century talents and technology in their defense or abandon them to slip back into her time and get the information she needs to avenge her mother.

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Blogs Participating in the Blog Tour (with more chances to win a free hard-copy of ASSASSIN 13!)
The Tattooed Book Geek
The Faerie Review
Christopher Schmitz
OD Book Reviews
The Reading Nook
Thrice Read Books
Library of Erana
Navigating Worlds
EG Moore Freelance and Fiction
Rebecca Waddell

The book will be free March 16-20
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Kirkus Review: “Characters are dynamic, especially headstrong Pauline, but Matt is a real surprise; he adds comic relief and Hollywood trivia to keep Lauren informed, even if she occasionally threatens to scrub the opinionated AI from her neurobots. The old Hollywood backdrop imbues the story with authenticity, including the name-dropping of classic film stars and the impending introduction of movie sound, a possible detriment to the current silent-era actors. Reppert wisely simplifies the time traveling, with its explanation decidedly less important than rich character development. Regardless, the oddly practical ending should appease fans of the subgenre. A striking tale flaunting a strong protagoni

Preorder #Giveaway #MMromance – All In

All In is .99 during pre-order only, after price goes up to 2.99 on release.   There is a instafreebie preview for All In! Do not miss your chance to get this amazingly hot book for .99 or chance to win one of many awesome prizes!!!
Synopsis “
I learned a long time ago that nothing is free, not even help.” ~ Blaze

Almost getting killed in a gay bashing should have been one of the worst moments of my life, but with everything I’ve been through, it was just another day, except for the gorgeous man who stepped in to save me. There is something about Galen that draws me in and makes me want know him, and the more time I spend with him, the more I feel free to be myself. Galen doesn’t seem to know what he wants, but I’m a man who stays true to himself, and Galen seems to be someone worth taking a chance on.

“Then you happened and all you have to do is touch me and I lose myself.” ~ Galen

I never thought I’d stumble on an attempted murder, but that’s exactly what happened one night while I was trying to get home. After chasing away the assailants and helping the enigmatic young victim home I tried to put the incident out of my mind, but I couldn’t get him out of my head. I might not have ever thought about being with a man before, but the more time I spend with Blaze, the more I learn about who I really am. Blaze has scars that run deep, but as he opens up to me I find myself questioning everything I thought I wanted, and wondering if I’m a good enough man to give him what he needs.

*This is Book 1 of The Den Boys series, but can be read as a standalone – no cliffhangers.

*This book is intended for an 18+ audience and is a story of male/male romance and love. There are graphic depictions of man parts doing naughty and sexy things, so please be sure this is the kind of book for you before reading.

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Lift 4 Autism – Promo/Auction

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1 in every 68 children is diagnosed with Autism. 1 in every 42 Boys

The LIFT Campaign is a charitable initiative rallying the romance reading community around Autism  Spectrum Disorder (ASD) families in April, Autism Awareness month. Experts estimate that many ASD families spend up to $60,000 out of pocket each year on medical and therapy expenses. This year we’re raising funds to assist families struggling to manage these staggering costs. All profits go to the family scholarship program of Talk About Curing Autism (TACA).

The online auction is LIVE! There are too many items from authors and bloggers up for bid to list here, but we have full signed collections from some of your favorite bestselling authors. We have non-book items like Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon Echo, VIP Tickets to the Mile High Denver author signing, and so many other goodies! So start bidding while doing good!

BID HERE NOW!

(Bidding closes Friday, 4/29/16!)

Even if  you don’t want to bid, you can still make a tax-deductible donation to the scholarship program through our efforts HERE!

Don’t miss a thing! Join the LIFT 2016 Facebook Group for bidding alerts and campaign information.

Wanna stylishly support the LIFT Campaign? Buy your LIFT T-shirt before it’s too late!

All profits benefit TACA!

 

A special thank you from Lisa Ackerman,

Founder & Executive Director of Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)

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Mia Darien’s End of Year Giveaway

Mia Darien is giving away free stuff!
 
The Prizes
 
One (1) Adelheid Prize Pack
One (1) Here, Kitty Kitty Prize Pack
One (1) Bellator Prize Pack
One (1) Amor Vincit Omnia Prize Pack
One (1) International/Digital Prize Pack
Restrictions
All of the physical prize packs are restricted to US/Canada mailing addresses, but there is an international prize pack with a bunch of ebooks and a gift card to Amazon. Every physical prize pack will have a physical copy of the book, signed bookmark, and a collection of book-related items.
The Giveaway
About Mia
Born a Connecticut Yankee in nobody’s court, Mia Darien grew up to brave snow and talk fast. She started reading when she was three and never looked back, soon frequently falling asleep with a book under her cheek. (Something she still does, though these days it’s her Nook as often as a paperback.)
At eleven, she discovered Night Mare by Piers Anthony and entered the world of grown-up fantasy fiction and it was all over from there. She started writing at fourteen, then met vampires as a teenager and the concept for what would become Adelheid was soon born. Epic fantasy remains her first love, but she enjoys writing whatever stories come to mind in any genre.
Now she loves both writing and helping her indie community with her freelancing. A geek till the end, she enjoys role-play by email games and World of Warcraft when she has the time. Married to her very own Named Man of the North, she lives with him, their mini-tank (also known as their son) and pets, who usually act more childish than the child.
She is the author of the urban fantasy series Adelheid, and several anthologies for charity. You can find her at her website, or the following social media.
  

 

Giveaway! Heroika: Dragon Eaters – win a free copy

We are delighted to announce a chance to win a copy of Perseid Press new release Heroika: Dragon Eaters.  The competition runs until 21st JUly 2015.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Dragon Eaters by Janet E. Morris

Dragon Eaters

by Janet E. Morris

Giveaway ends July 21, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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The art of dragon killing: Dragons have been eating humans for centuries. Now heroes throughout history stalk their legendary foe. Learn how to hunt, kill, and eat the wild dragon. Never before has revenge tasted so good. A literary feast for the bloody-minded. In Janet Morris’ anthology on the art of dragon killing, seventeen writers bring you so close to dragons you can smell their fetid breath. Tales for the bold among you. HEROIKA 1 — DRAGON EATERS, an anthology of heroic fiction edited by Janet Morris, features original stories by Janet Morris and Chris Morris, S.E. Lindberg, Jack William Finley, Travis Ludvigson, Tom Barczak, JP Wilder, Joe Bonadonna, Milton Davis, A.L. Butcher, William Hiles, M Harold Page, Walter Rhein, Cas Peace, Beth W. Patterson, Bruce Durham, Mark Finn.

New Release and Cover Reveal – Paradise Rot – Satirical Fiction

Paradise Rot by Larry Weiner – cover reveal and re-release. There’s also a rafflecopter giveaway.

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“Kyle Brightman–late of the advertising industry and soon-to-be-late of the 5th floor psych ward–has a job offer he can’t refuse. A new resort in the Caribbean is looking for an art director. Kyle soon finds himself on the Isle of St. Agrippina working alongside a beautiful copywriter with an icy handshake.

Questions arise: Why does the resort management team sport spray-on tans in the Bahamas? How can the resort offer such cheap vacation packages? What does one do with vats of Astroglide?

To get the answers, Kyle must first navigate a series of wildly unpredictable events with a cast of even more wildly unpredictable characters, including a seductress jungle assassin, her partially paralyzed talking Chihuahua, an Ivy League Rastafarian seaplane captain, Kyle’s ex-psych ward roommate, a former Haliburton mercenary, and a French tavern owner with a fondness for goats, all set to the greatest hits of the 70’s. Pablo Cruise never felt so right.”

 

GIVEAWAY

Here’s a rafflecopter link for giveaways: 10 ebook copies to 10 lucky winners plus a grandprize Amazon gift card, ebook copy of Paradise Rot, Exodus 2022, & The Guide.

Paradise Rot, Island Trilogy, Book 1 by Larry Weiner

Author Bio: Larry Weiner is the author of PARADISE ROT (BOOK ONE) and ONCE AGAIN, WITH BLOOD (BOOK TWO). Larry earned a degree in film from California State University, Los Angeles and was an award-winning art director. And then he got the heck out of Dodge (advertising) and decided he was better at fiction for the greater good (entertainment/deep thoughts) than fiction to make people buy stuff they don’t need (advertising/shallow consumerism). He lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, two kids and a gaggle of animals.

Praise for ISLAND TRILOGY:

PARADISE ROT (BOOK ONE) “Weiner writes with a smart, fun, electric style in the vein of Dave Eggers or Chuck Palahniuk.” –Kenneth G. Bennett, author of EXODUS 2022

(Coming Spring 2015) ONCE AGAIN, WITH BLOOD (BOOK TWO) It’s a maniacal thrill ride of a literary experience, with trenchant observations, wicked one-liners, screwball characters and twisted takes on pop culture smacking you in the face with impunity. It’s gonzo, and galling, and glorious, and once you take that first hit, you’ll only want more.”    —Craig Lancaster, best-selling author of 600 Hours of Edward, Edward Adrift and The Fallow Season of Hugo Hunter

 

Connect with Larry Weiner:

http://www.larrynweiner.com/

Twitter @LarryNWeiner

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

larrywnr2@gmail.com

 

 

 

Guest Post from Walter Rhein – Fantasy and the Chance to win!

I am delighted to welcome Walter Rhein to my blog, he is here to announce his forthcoming fantasy The Reader of Acheron. There is also the chance to win a free copy.  This writer has a lot of talent, look out for more of his work and add this title to your reading lists soon!

Fifty Free Fantasy Books!

Hey Folks!  In the next month Perseid Publishing will be releasing “The Reader of Acheron,” the first book in the Slaves of Erafor series.  Perseid is the Publishing house of Janet Morris of Thieves’ World Fame and we’re super excited about this book.

“Reader” is a heroic fantasy in a post-apocalyptic setting where slavery is commonplace and reading is outlawed.  It’s a dark fantasy novel with mature, ambitious themes.  Both Janet and I are really excited to get some feedback on it.  To that end, we’re giving away 50 copies of the book to anyone who promises to post a review on Amazon and Goodreads.

If you’re interested in receiving a review copy, just send an email to walterrhein@gmail.com.  Be sure to specify whether you want a physical or electronic copy and include the relevant mailing or email address to send the copy.  This offer is limited to the first 50 people who respond so get your emails sent out quick!

I’ve also recently released a reprint of a fantasy series that has been getting some great reviews.  This reprint is through Stencil Press and the series is “The Chronicles of the Tainted Gods.”  The first two books are already available here and here with the third scheduled to see release before the end of November.

Thanks for taking the time to read this little note.  If you’re interested in discussing some fantasy projects, come over and hang out with us at the Heroic Fantasy Facebook group.  See you there!

Walter Rhein

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Healer Blog Tour Stop-Off

I am pleased to welcome Paranormal Author B N Toler, who stops off on a busy blog tour.

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There’s also a giveaway yay! http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/YWJhMzg0MmRjZTFmZWQ1N2E0ODA4MjRmYzhjYmIxOjI=/ Prizes include signed paperbacks, gift cards, and e-books.healer cover

Here are a couple of excerpts: healer excerpt3healer excerpt http://www.amazon.com/Healer-The-Series-ebook/dp/B00DUEEJVY

Synopsis

There is a balance in life most know nothing about. Some are put here to simply exist, while others have been placed here to ensure life. Healers, such as Aldo Lawson understand the power of their gift, although at times, it seems more a curse. Upon meeting a handsome young healer named Thomas, Aldo’s life heads into a tailspin. With his arrival, Aldo’s aunt, the woman who raised her, is forced to share a hard and scary truth–vampires exist. And not only do they exist, but they thirst for healer blood.
Despite this new and frightening information, Aldo longs for a normal senior year, and she’s determined to have it. So close to achieving her goal, her world is turned upside down when her aunt is murdered and Thomas disappears. Riddled with questions, she sets out to find him.

Submerged in a world filled with sex and danger, Aldo hopes to find the vampires that will lead her to Thomas. When they find her first, she is forced to piece together truths, deal with her pain, and finds that not everything is what it seems.

Visit the other stops …

http://www.PerusingPrincesses.com
http://rosecaceres.blogspot.com
https://libraryoferana.wordpress.com
http://www.pennydreadfulbooks.me
http://www.marialovesbooks.com
http://sweetsbooks.wordpress.com
http://paranormalbookfairy.blogspot.com/
http://wendydawnswickedworld.blogspot.com
http://www.thebooknatics.blogspot.com
http://www.therevolvingbookcase.blogspot.com
http://bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com/
http://lovewordsandbooks.com
http://www.bittenbyparanormalromance.com
tirlastalk.blogspot.ca

Halloween Giveaway

Halloween is fast approaching and so for a bit of fun I decided to run a giveaway from the 24th October to the 1st November via rafflecopter. Entry is via the links below and a question has to be answered correctly, plus year of birth for you to be considered a winner. Winners will be contacted by email no information will be shared with third parties unless it relates directly to receiving a prize, such as allowing an author to send the prize.

http://bit.ly/1fiLvjV or visit my author page on facebook and click the giveaway link when the competition opens. https://www.facebook.com/DarkFantasyBeyondTheStorm

All the authors below have donated their books free of charge for this competition. If you are a winner please remember to leave a review to thank the author. I will update this as it goes on.

Read a little about each author in the comments below:

Laurel A Rockefeller – the Peers of Benien series. Please view an excerpt for Ghosts of the Past here: http://www.peersofbeinan.com/Ghosts-Excerpt-2.html

A. L Butcher – The Shining Citadel. Please visit my book page here for more details. https://libraryoferana.wordpress.com/the-light-beyond-the-storm-chronicles/

Lucy Pireel – Red Gone Bad. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/260239

Red Gone Bad

A collection of twisted fairy tales – Little Red Riding Hood finally takes her life into a direction which suits her, but not so much her friends, nor the wolf. The miller’s daughter tries to strike a deal with Rumpelstiltskin, but forgets one detail. Snow White is as black as night. And Cinderella cleans house in a most definite way. If you like to read stories in which the twists keep you on the edge of your seat and heroines get what they deserve, you might just like this anthology.

Diana L Wicker – The Dreamweaver’s Journey. YA fantasy.  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/351598

Kyra Halland – Urdaisunia – Fantasy  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/285821

Kyra Halland – Chosen of Azara  Fantasy https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/328639

Walter Rhein – Beyond Birkie Fever – fiction – Kindle version http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beyond-Birkie-Fever-ebook/dp/B00FEPQ212

See below for info about Walter and his book.

Nicole Storey – Blind Sight – Paranormal fiction – any e-book version http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blind-Sight-Celadon-Circle-ebook/dp/B00E04FKUM

Eva Caye – Dignity – e-book format. See below for details.

Living Again – L.L.Collins (in form of a Kindle Gift)

Tracee Ford – The Fine Line –  http://www.amazon.com/The-Fine-Line-ebook/dp/B00C6AA4GM . See below.

Thaddeus White – Bane of Souls  – e-book – fantasy. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bane-Souls-Thaddeus-White-ebook/dp/B008C2KV48

Janet Morris – The Sacred Band – Kindle Edition  – heroic fantasy. http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Sacred-Band-Janet-Morris-ebook/dp/B00AMLKJAI

Book I of the Tyler’s Trouble Trilogy – Travis Casey – either signed print copy or e-book. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Oceans-Trouble-Tylers-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00CLIAL1W