Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Twelve Days of Christmas Day Six

Happy Tuesday, good people of the blogosphere! Welcome back to the pitching madness. I know you're all eagerly awaiting the results for today. If you missed it, get on over to the master page for the prize list. You can find it here. Before I get into announcing the winners of both the rafflecopter and the review, I'd like to do my daily rundown of entries. Here they are, in the order in which they were received:

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
*Rebecca Trogner The Last Keeper's Daughter Amazon Kindle $7.99*
*Scott Marlowe The Five Elements 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
*L.K. Evans Keepers of Arden: The Brothers Volume 1 Amazon Kindle $2.99*
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
Sarah Mäkelä The Witch Who Cried Wolf Amazon Kindle $0.99
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
*Felicia Tatum Masked Encounters Amazon Kindle $0.99*
Molly Taggart Roots that Clutch Amazon Kindle $2.99
Stephanie Erickson The Cure Amazon Kindle $2.99
Peprah Boasiako The Hitman Amazon Kindle $0.99
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
David T Griffith The Bestiarum Vocabulum Amazon Kindle $3.99
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

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 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.

Now for the winner announcement for the prizes!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to all of you! I'll be in touch today to find out how to get you your prizes.

Time to announce the next book that's been added to the review pile for 2014!

The Witch Who Cried Wolf by Sarah Mäkelä

CONGRATS! Your book has been shared, tweeted, pinned, and added to my Goodreads TBR list for this contest.

Why? Well, I got to the last page of the sample and was very depressed there was no more! I was totally into it and I'm looking forward to reading more. Well done, Sarah! There are another couple that have been chosen, just not bought or announced yet. Hey, it's my job to keep you all on your toes!

From now until day 12, that book 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.**

It's time for today's widget!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck to you all!

Tomorrow, I'm gonna have a rundown of last year's winners, links to their reviews, and an awesome video for you to watch so come on back for that! If you like to win books, there's a great giveaway for two printed copies of a Young Adult Sci-Fi novel going on over on the IBGW blog. Oh, and it's international :)

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



  1. Good Morning!!

    Well, I have to skip the fun today, but I'm ecstatic if that L. K. is me! What a great way to start the day!

    I hope you have a wonderful day!

    1. Good Morning!! It is you :)

      I'm gonna send out the e-mails here shortly. Isn't it a lovely way to begin? Welcome back! So nice to see you again. Still love that dog! :P

  2. Cat Brown Awakening (The Dark Rituals Book 1) sounds really good! I put it on my wish list!

    1. I gotta tell you, Kimberly, a lot of these books are REALLY good. I'm gonna have a difficult time after I narrow it down to the top fifteen. :( I think I may go a little bit over my quota. hehe

  3. Having fun learning about some other Indie books too. I might have to start sampling myself!

    1. That's the spirit, Molly! Get on in there and pay it forward :) Welcome back to the madness :) hehe

  4. Hi Jo:

    I am entering a second book today, The Painted Dog and Other Stories, written by me (Emily June Street) and my writing partner, Beth Deitchman.

    In this collection of stories, animals guide and inspire humans struggling to balance their obligations to tradition with their desires for freedom. To protect her community from oppressive conquerors, a young mother risks everything. Unexpected love arrives for a shy girl trapped in a bleak life. A woman flees from a terrifying duty. Questions of faith send a rootless orphan on a new path. The fates of a father and daughter depend upon a dangerous secret. A bullied boy runs from a life filled with humiliation and pain. The Painted Dog and Other Stories transports the reader into two richly detailed fantasy worlds where cultures clash as lives are transformed.


    1. Oooooh!! Emily, is this the very same Beth who intrigued me with her P&P spinoff? :) I do hope so. I look forward to checking out your book. Welcome back! :)

    2. Yes, it's the same Beth! We write together and edit each other's work, too.

    3. I'm seconding that entry, if that's okay! It's a beautiful collection of fantasy stories--rich and interesting characters and worlds!

  5. Hello Jo and all her lovelies! I have a special Christmas gift for each of you. From Now thru January 1st, my vampire slayer novel, The Hunters, and the first to book in my psychic detective series are available on Smashwords at the "choose your own price" feature. That means that you can pay $5, $2, or get them for free. You can give them to friends or family at whatever price you are willing to pay. https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/HeidiAngell All I ask in return is that you share this with others, write a review, tell folks what you think of my books! Thanks so much and Happy Holidays!

    1. I may or may not have been reading the sample last night. I may or may not say this book is pretty freaking interesting so far. Who knows? ;) Welcome back, Chicka! Good luck :)

  6. Wow, Jo! Thank you so much! This totally made my day! :-)

    1. I'm glad it made your day! :) Your book snapped me right up and held on to me. Well deserved, Sarah.

  7. Hope you're having a good day Jo!
    I won again...Looking forward to reading both books! :D
    And still entering my one book, which I've already pitched. I'm mostly feeling like a nap today but I've gotta write the book due out on Jan 3rd, Lol. Good luck to all! ;)

    1. I'm having a great day, C. S.! When you gotta write, you gotta write! :) And your book might have been read last night... I'm not saying one way or the other, but I can tell you I really really appreciate you pitching :) Thanks for popping back by. I hope you love the ladies of WSTW :)

  8. Emperor's Hostages is a fantasy that includes three countries and three races of peoples. Mostly it occurs in quasi China and involves a shapeshifter with a flaw in his magic, so he's as talented at getting himself into trouble as he is at sidestepping it. His favorite form is a wren, but he occasionally takes the form of a youth. His tasks are many--recovering his own freedom after a promise backfires on him, saving a king's embarrassment over the conquering of his country, winning the freedom of the emperor's hostages, saving the lives of lovers, and more.

    1. This sounds COOL, Gloria. I wrote a book situated on that continent so I'm really looking forward to checking out your sample :) Thanks for the pitch and welcome to the blog!!

  9. Hey Jo, I must say I like how you're keeping us all on our toes. You seem to be having a ball doing it too, heck why not? Well just stopped by to check in. I'll be looking forward to future posts.

    1. I am, Peprah! Know what I love most about all this? I get to read great books and pay it forward to Indies like myself looking for a break in the world. :) Thanks for stopping back by :)

  10. Comments and pitching for day six are now over. You may go to the day seven post to continue. Here: