Friday, December 20, 2013

Twelve Days of Christmas Day Nine

Happy Friday, good people of the blogosphere! We're down to the wire and have just four days left! I can't believe it all happened so quickly, can you? Christmas is just around the corner. Spread a little holiday cheer for the authors in the rundown list and go check out their books on Amazon. If you missed the master list of prizes, check out this post. Today, I'm gonna start with books on the review list for 2014 (some are from this competition, some are ones I chose for myself). I'm signing up over at the B00k R3vi3ws by DDS blog, run by Debdatta Dasgupta Sahay, for the Indie Fever Reading Challenge 2014. If you're a reviewer, you might consider joining. Collectively, we reviewed 350 INDIE books last year. It's also a great resource list if you're an Indie seeking reviews.

Here are the books on my review list so far in no particular order:

Rebecca Trogner The Last Keeper's Daughter Amazon Kindle $7.99
Scott Marlowe The Five Elements Amazon Kindle $2.99
L.K. Evans Keepers of Arden: The Brothers Volume 1 Amazon Kindle $2.99
Sarah Mäkelä The Witch Who Cried Wolf Amazon Kindle $0.99
Felicia Tatum Masked Encounters Amazon Kindle $0.99
Peprah Boasiako The Hitman Amazon Kindle $0.9
David T Griffith The Bestiarum Vocabulum Amazon Kindle $3.99
Heather Topham Wood The Memory Witch Amazon Kindle $7.99
N. L. Greene Illusions Begin (I have an ARC)
J. A. Huss Tragic Amazon Kindle **FREE**
Morgan Wylie Silent Orchids Amazon Kindle **FREE**
Laura Howard The Forgotten Ones Amazon Kindle $2.99
Pauline Creeden Sanctuary Amazon Kindle $0.99
Casey Bond Winter Shadows Amazon Kindle $7.99
Casey Bond Devil Creek (I have an ARC)

I plan to add at least four more from this contest to the ranks. Time to do the rundown!

Renee Novelle Reflections Amazon Kindle $0.99
Marc Nash An Eye For An Eye For An Eye Amazon Kindle $2.99
Robin Murphy Federal City's Secret Amazon Kindle $2.99
S. G. Night Attrition: the First Act of Penance Amazon Kindle $4.98
Niramisa Weiss The Liar Amazon Kindle $9.60
Kimberley Clark The Species Within (Battles in the Dark #1) Amazon Kindle $2.99
Elle Todd The Elect Amazon Kindle $2.99
Ginette Atcheson The Legacy: Fate Amazon Kindle $0.99
Jay Allan Storey Eldorado Amazon Kindle $3.99
Doris Schneider Borrowed Things Amazon Kindle $4.95
Cat Brown Awakening (The Dark Rituals Book 1)  Amazon Kindle $0.99
Christina Marie Morales Ambience Amazon Kindle $0.99
Molly Taggart Roots that Clutch Amazon Kindle $2.99
Stephanie Erickson The Cure Amazon Kindle $2.99
Massimo Marino Daimones Amazon Kindle $2.99
Felicia Tatum Mangled Hearts Amazon Kindle $1.99
Beem Weeks Jazz Baby Amazon Kindle $3.99
C. S. Janey Surrender To You Amazon Kindle $2.51
Judy Goodwin Heart of the Witch Amazon Kindle $2.99
Jerrie Brock Something Taken Amazon Kindle $2.99
Heidi Angell The Hunters Amazon Kindle $4.99
Kathy Garlock Gone for a Soldier Amazon Kindle $2.99
Molly Taggart Off Target Amazon Kindle $2.99
Emily Street The Velocipede Races Amazon Kindle $3.99
Heidi Angell Elements of a Broken Mind Amazon Kindle $4.99
Edward M Wolfe Devon's Last Chance Amazon Kindle $0.99 
S. G. Daniels The Druid's Doorway Amazon Kindle $3.99
Vardan Partamyan The After/Life Amazon Kindle $0.99
Tina Brescanu Destined Union Amazon Kindle $4.99
Liney Westlund Stella's Saga: Book One Amazon Kindle $2.99
Beth Deitchman Mary Bennet and the Bloomsbury Coven Amazon Kindle $3.99
Gloria Manjarrez Train to Nowhere Amazon Kindle $2.99
Eric A. Maskell The Veil Amazon Kindle $2.99
Skylar Hamilton Burris The Strange Marriage of Anne de Bourgh Amazon Kindle $2.99
Erin McDowell Dark Luminance Amazon Kindle $3.99
Gloria Manjarrez Finnegan's Quest Amazon Kindle $4.99
Emily Street and Beth Deitchman The Painted Dog and Other Stories Amazon Kindle $2.99
Heidi Angell Angel's Dance Smashwords --Set your own price.--
Gloria Manjarrez Emperor's Hostages Amazon Kindle $2.99
J. S. Marlo Cold Sweat (Heart & Endurance #1) Amazon Kindle $4.99
Gloria Manjarrez That Other Kind Amazon Kindle $2.99
Tamar Hela Feast Island Amazon Kindle $2.99
Chris Harrison We Are Toten Herzen Amazon Kindle $3.05
Thaddeus White Sir Edric's Temple Amazon Kindle $2.99
Michele Cooke Dead and Buryd Amazon Kindle $3.99
Skylar Hamilton Burris A Greater Sound By Far Amazon Kindle $2.99
J. S. Marlo Unscripted (Duty Bound Series #1) Amazon Kindle $5.49
Kay Camden The Alignment Amazon Kindle $4.99
Gloria Manjarrez Long Pig Smashwords $1.99
H. L. Carpenter Jack and The Fountain of Youth Amazon Kindle $2.25

If you entered and your name doesn't appear in the above list, you forgot to do something on the Rafflecopter OR you sent me a print only book (which I cannot sample). Only those authors with three entries on the excel form made it into this list. If you only left your book pitch and link in the comments, I didn't pick it up. You gotta fill out the whole form.

Remember, every book that's pitched stays in until the end! I also don't go in order. Keeping you all guessing 'til the end is my fun time. I'll announce a new choice every day. If you're an author, be sure you're following along each day to get a new way to join me on social media (this will matter when your review goes up). You can enter a book each day if you come back and fill out the new Rafflecopter form.

Winners from yesterday:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations! You've all won an ecopy of The Indie Author's Guide to: Building a Great Book!  You're really gonna love this one!

Now it's time to announce the author added to the review list!

Sir Edric's Temple by Thaddeus White
Surrender to You by C. S. Janey

I know, I just wanted to finish them both so badly! Besides, Thaddeus had a great pitch and Cassandra has been back every day entering and playing along. Congratulations to you both!

Your books have been shared: Sir Edric Surrender, tweeted: Sir Edric Surrender, pinned: Sir Edric Surrender, and added to my Goodreads TBR list for this contest.

From now until day 12, these books will be recognized with an * after the title when I do my rundown.

**Kindly remember there's no guarantee your book will be reviewed by me. You did get a purchase and I'll try my best to read it. But if I find I can't give it more than 2 stars, I won't write the review.**

On to the entry form for today...
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck to everyone!

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



  1. Good morning!! And happy Friday!! I really, really need to go to Vegas! So awesome!

    I clicked on the link in the first step, but it didn't go to a post. It just had a line with your website, but it wasn't linked to anything.

    1. I have feexed eet! :) Thanks for the heads up, L. K.! You do need to go to Vegas. It kicked your name out twice yet again! :) Good to see you :)

    2. I found your tips. Holy cow! I've got a lot of reading to do today. Some great topics listed there that I can't wait to read!

    3. Thanks! I try to make navigation and great posts easy for my visitors. Lots of great freebies there, too! :)

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    1. Sounds great, Steve! Welcome to the madness :) Be sure and enter your information into the rafflecopter. Drawing all the links from the comments is a time consuming effort that almost killed me last year. :) Thanks for entering. I look forward to picking up your sample!

  3. YAY! We got on the short list! Wonderful.

    Thank you for your comment on our cover!

    1. You're so welcome! I'll be reading your sample today, ladies! Remember, all books stay in until the END (day 12). Good to see you back and thanks so much for pitching :)

  4. You definitely get props for organizing this before the holidays! I've been sharing the wonderful giveaways and I'm excited to see The Memory Witch on your list =) I read both Tragic and Forgotten Ones and they are both great books!

    1. Thanks, Heather; it's been a lot of fun! I'm excited to READ The Memory Witch :) *giggles and claps hands* I love your work. I picked up Tragic after seeing it on your blog :) It's read, just no review written yet. I'll get there. It's good to see you :)

  5. I like the idea of the Indie Book Review Challenge. Thanks for the link to that blog.

    1. You're welcome, Molly!! I'm having a hard time choosing between your two books on the list. :P Both are soooo good thus far. I've been shocked at the level of writing I'm seeing this year. It's really blowing me away. Thanks for coming on back and leaving some blog love! :)

  6. Congratulations on a great publicity idea, Jo.

    Here is my pitch for THE BRIDGE TO CARACAS:

    It was a piece of national history. The story had to be told.

    A criminal perpetrated one of the largest and most audacious gasoline tax evasion scams in Canadian and U.S. history. He used The Peace Bridge, spanning The Niagara River, as the fulcrum of his crime, and his private Cessna to transport the fruits of that crime to a Cayman Island bank. A senior official of C.S.I.S., (Canada’s Security Intelligence Service), stated that the scam netted an amount “that makes The New York State Lottery look like a Sunday school collection.”  

    1. Hiya, Steve! Welcome back. I see you removed the comment above... Not sure why. :) Just be sure the info is in the Rafflecopter entry form above, okay? If it's not in there, I won't get it. Good luck!

    2. Jo;

      Where in the Rafflecopter do I put my info? Everything I click doesn't work.

    3. Click the +1 by What's Missing? go to the page and come back and type your answer in the box. Then the second and third entry options will open up and tell you what to do from there. Hope that helps, Steve!

  7. Hey Jo, Happy Friday to you and the people of your blog!!! Just checking in as usual. Enjoy your day everyone!

    1. Welcome back, Peprah! Happy Friday! :) Thanks for popping in and leaving some blog love :)

  8. What a fantastic idea, Jo! I saw this on goodreads and had to check it out. Here's my blurb:
    Kevin and Natalie Hale's move to Emmettville seemed the perfect chance for a fresh start. New jobs, new opportunities and the chance to dust the troubles of the past from their boots. An idyllic small town greeted them, but setback after setback, followed by a terrible accident, throws their lives into a catastrophic tailspin, and acts as a force multiplier on Kevin's alcoholism. Natalie Hale finds herself wondering how and if, she will survive Emmettville.
    Warning: Contains strong language, violence and sexual abuse

    1. And the reason WHY you should read this book? Because it's a great book of course! It will keep you guessing with every twist and turn, right through to the end.

  9. Great job with this, Jo! I'm following along, helping out with a post on Twitter here and there. It's been fun reading about each of your selections!

    1. Thanks, Scott! Welcome back. I appreciate the support!

  10. Yay! I'm so glad you'll be reading my story - I really think you'll enjoy it! :)

    I'm just a reader today...and some of those books on the list also look like something I'd enjoy, so I'm putting them on my list for when I can buy them.

    Looking forward to reading the Indie Author's Guide :D And also, thank you. I saw your comment on my post the day before yesterday but couldn't reply!

    1. Howdy, C. S.! I think I'll enjoy it, too! :)

      I do hope you pick up one or two. And, if you're feeling funky, drop them a review! You're gonna love TIAG. It has soooo much useful information in it!

      Thanks for popping back over as a reader :)

    2. Howdy, C. S.! I think I'll enjoy it, too! :)

      I do hope you pick up one or two. And, if you're feeling funky, drop them a review! You're gonna love TIAG. It has soooo much useful information in it!

      Thanks for popping back over as a reader :)

  11. I won again! Hooray! Super fun to participate in this. Thanks so much :)

    1. Yeah you did :) Welcome back, Tamar! I'm glad you're having fun, too :) hehe

  12. I'm glad I discovered all those tips this morning. Very handy. Thanks!

    Here's my book for the day: Salvaged.

    A spunky female scuba diver investigates underwater wrecks for a living. When a dashing captain hires her to salvage a Ford Model-T sunk in the middle of a lake, the discoveries she makes and the feelings she develops threaten her past and her future.

    1. J. S., I try very hard to keep it a useful blog, too! :) I like spunky females! Looking forward to it. Thanks for stopping back by!!

  13. Back once more. Pitched my novel Ambience the last few days for a review. Thanks again for the contest and giveaways. Happy Holidays and New Years.

    1. Welcome back, Christina! Happy holidays to you, too :)

  14. Hi, Jo,
    Thanks for Mystic Melody and The Abigale Chronicles-Book 2. I got 'em. I look forward to reading and reviewing them.

    I'm awed and delighted by your articles on writing. So useful.

    1. Hi, Gloria! You're welcome! :) I'm glad you're finding the blog useful. I try very hard to keep it full of great information and make it easy to navigate :)

  15. Comments for day nine are now closed. Please proceed to the day ten post to pitch your book: