Friday, December 21, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Day 12

It's the twelfth day! Also, doomsday! Seems we're all still here... It's been a long twelve days but I'm really enjoying finding new indies to read and giving away prizes! I had exactly 11 people yesterday, who don't already have a copy of Mystic~Lily, comment! So, congratulations to: Tom A, Jamie C, Santa F, bashashhazbaz, Becky F, Sherry J, Sandi T, Felicia T, Kate B, Brian B, and Leonardo N!! I'll be in touch to send your prize!

Now, a few announcements!!
Mystic~Shelia released today! The third book in the Mystic series is now available for purchase! More about it:
After a horrible accident takes the lives of her parents, Shelia Morgan is placed in the care of her Aunt Ivy and Uncle Melvin. For six years they work her like a slave. On her twelfth birthday, Uncle Melvin makes Shelia an offer that will destroy her life.

When she turns 19, the ugly truth about her past comes out during a therapy session, Uncle Melvin is arrested, and she's placed in the sights of everyone in town. Hurling insults, objects, and threats, the townspeople side with her uncle and call Shelia a liar. She loses her job, her boyfriend, and her freedom in one day. When a girl named Markaza shows up and tells Shelia she's part of a group of young women destined to save the world, Shelia begins to dream of a new life and true freedom from her personal demons.

She tells the jury her story and boards a plane destined for New York and her new life. Once there, she meets Bronya and Lily: Two other young women with special powers they must learn to harness in order to fight an evil that will rise on December 21, 2012, and destroy the world.

Markaza boards a plane to Atlanta to save the life of a young lady named Melody before her mind destroys her from the inside out. As Markaza fights for Melody's life, Shelia, Lily, and Bronya throw themselves into their studies and learn that even power from within can get out of control.

Read these rockin' reviews! Indie Reviews and Heather's Book Chatter to find out what others are saying!

Click here to buy it on Amazon for just $3.99 or here to buy a paperback for just $8.99.

Second announcement! Starting today and running through December 25, you can pick up a copy of Mystic~Bronya FREE on Amazon!!!! Click here to go grab yours!
Let's get started on today's fun! Friday, December 21 - Twelve people who comment will win an e-copy of Mystic~Shelia!!!

Before I tell you how to enter, I'll do a recap of the indie books pitched thus far. The last two winners will be announced this afternoon at 5pm EST.
Without further ado, here they are:
Andrea Buginsky - The Chosen Amazon link $0.99 *WINNER*
Michael Cargill - Underneath Amazon link $3.30 *WINNER*
Jennifer Lafferty - Offbeat Love Stories and More Amazon link $0.99
Jacques Antoine - Sen No Sen Amazon link $4.99
Brian Bigelow - Horror Bent Amazon link $2.99
Seeley James - The Geneva Decision: Pia Sabel #1 Amazon link $5.99
LJ - Fighting Destiny #1 Amazon link $3.99
Eric Dulin - Condemned (Deus Ex Machina Series) Amazon link $2.99 *WINNER*
Deborah Armstrong - Forever Love Amazon link $3.49 *WINNER*
Kate Baggott - Love From Planet Wine Cooler Amazon link $4.99 *WINNER*
David Manuel - Killer Protocols (Richard Paladin Series) Amazon link $3.99
Aaron Saylor - Sewerville: A Southern Gangster Novel Amazon link $3.99
Ryan Astaphan - Travelphan: Fear, Faith, & Glory in a Journey Across Asia Amazon link $7.99
Michael Meyer - Deadly Eyes Amazon link $2.99
Ginney Etherton - Looping in Limbo (Lainey Tidwell Series) Amazon link $2.99 *WINNER*
S.J. Hunter - Longevity Amazon link $2.99
Felicia Tatum - The White Aura Amazon link $2.99
Brian Author Levene and Anon Beauty - The Other Girls Get Lucifer Everyday Amazon link $4.99 FREE today!
Troy Jackson - The Elementals Amazon link $4.99
Rebecca Elswick - Mama's Shoes Amazon link $3.79
Angela Graff - The Awakening Amazon link $2.99 *WINNER*
Hayley Linfield - The Truth about Dandelions Amazon link $5.99
Tom Abrahams - Sedition Amazon link $2.99
Sarwah Osei-Tutu - Bingo: One Woman's Journey Through Life Amazon link $4.99
Marc Nash - Time After Time Amazon link $2.99
Mark Mackey - Kristen Flemings in a Ghost Story Amazon link $0.99
Jamie Canosa - Dissidence Amazon link $3.95
Elizabeth Los - Second On the Right Amazon link $2.99 FREE today!
Sherry Jesberger - Aislin of Arianrhod Amazon link $1.99
Leonardo Noto - Intrusive Memory Amazon link $4.99 *WINNER*

Those books look great! I've got samples of them all and a number of you have made it through this far in my process. Remember, if you pitched before, you're still in the running.

Here's how to enter today:
Go enter the giveaway on Goodreads for a copy of Mystic~Shelia and go tag the book on Amazon. Come back here and leave me a comment telling me about the last book you read and what you thought of it.

I'm doing things differently today! Since it's the last day of the giveaway, the FIRST TWELVE people to comment will win!


Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!



  1. you are awesome Jo! this has been a fun giveaway! i hope the others who joined in have had as much fun, too!

  2. oh--and i can never figure out the tag thing. ugg. the last book i read was "The Last Dragon of the North". i loved it. it was a fun read and the Chandlers' who wrote it did a great job!

    1. Tags are right below the reviews section and there are little check boxes next to the tags you can click to agree with them. :) Thanks for all your comments and participation this week. I hope you enjoy your prizes and continue to pop by now and then!

  3. I tagged it and entered the Goodreads giveaway :)

    The last book I read was Into the Dark by Stacy Green, a supernatural thriller about a young woman who became an unhinged man's obsession. It was a very thrilling and chilling book, and had me on the edge of my seat more than once.

    1. Andrea, you ROCK! I hope you enjoy reading the Mystic series as much as I enjoyed writing it. You have all three books now :) Goodreads is such an amazing place, huh? :) Thanks for playing along this week. It's been fun. I'll let you know when your review goes live but I do hope to see you back now and again on the blog.

  4. The last book I read was Burning in Water by Arielle Caldwell. I loved it, it was a little different than what I usually read, but it was sooo good. The main character finds out her whole life has been a lie and falls in love at the same time, so there is a lot of character growth/realization. I can't wait until the second in the series comes out :D

    I tagged and liked the book on Amazon :D

    1. Oh! And your goodreads giveaway ends on my birthday...I hope I win :D

    2. Thank you, Felicia! I hope you win one, too! Burning in Water sounds like a fantastic read. I love stepping out of my usual genre. I've found some real gems that way :) Thanks for popping by this week and taking part in the games :)

  5. The last book I read was Feed by M.T. Anderson. I've added this to my list of favorite opening lines: 'We went to the moon to have fun, but the moon turned out to completely suck.' This author was able to get into the head of a future teenage boy and the special teenaged slang of that time (meg brag!), and told a chilling and totally believable story of environmental and intellectual disaster.

    1. Feed sounds like a great book! I love well written fiction :) Thanks for coming by, Alana! I'm just now playing catch up and I sent you your prize. I hope you enjoy it.

  6. Wow. This was a red-letter week. First, I won America's Next Author 212 and then, Jo Michaels bought my book while I got to win her's. Full of awsomeness.

    The last book I read was "Pilgrims" by Elizabet Gilbert. Naturally, I'd read Eat, Pray, Love and was relieved that her short stories weren't full of self-indulgent whining, but real human foibles and humour.

    1. Sounds like a super fantastic week for you, Kate! :) I'm so glad I could make it that much better! I'm about to schedule the readings of the above books so I do hope you'll pop back around. I haven't read any of Gilbert's books but I'm thinking perhaps I should begin :) Thanks for taking part in my giveaways!

  7. I'm late :( I was stuck in bed all of yesterday, what a way to spend the Apocalypse. For shame! Even though I'm late I liked and tagged anyway!

    And hmm the last book I read... in total was yours! Lily and Bronya. Obviously it rocked <3

    Anyway even though I can't win cuz I'm way late, I still wanted to comment! x

    1. It's all good, Angella! Sorry you didn't get to party like it was the end of the world, but at least you got a great book to read :) I'm super happy you liked the books and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on Shelia. It's a tough read and very emotional but her story had to be told. :)

  8. This is the first time that I have entered one of your contacts and the first time to tag in Amazon. So I hope that I tagged it right.

    The last book I read was Dark Lover Book one of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I had never read an adult vampire book before and I have got to say.. it blew me away. I never excepted to like it so much. Now I have to buy the next one of the series.

    I never read any of your books. They sound very interesting to me and would make a great Christmas present for me or a birthday present (which is January 4th).

    1. One of your contest!!! not contacts. LOL XD

    2. Christy, welcome to the blog! I have no way to contact you, hon! Send me a message and thanks for the tag and coming by to play along with us. Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :)

  9. Jo, What a fun and creative giveaway! I have enjoyed following the links to HERE!

    The last book I read was Desolate by Ali Cross. I thought it was very intense, and I really enjoyed it. Cross builds her world around Nordic Mythology and I thought it was well-done. The main character struggles with the good and evil within herself. It is a theme that I like a lot!

    1. Hello, Heidi! Welcome to the blog! I'm glad to see you and super happy you decided to join in the fun around here! I do a lot of giveaways on the blog so pop back now and then! I love mythology, I'll have to check that book out. Thanks for the comment :)


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