Monday, December 23, 2013

Twelve Days of Christmas Day Twelve

Happy Monday for the second time, everyone! I hope you all enjoyed that early morning author interview with Kristina Circelli! If you missed reading it, click her pretty face there on the sidebar of the blog.

On to the fun!

I had an overwhelming response to the pitchfest this year. In total, I had sixty-three samples to read! I read each and every one. As I got to the last page, I either put them in a collection called: Indie Reviews for 2014 or Saved for Later. Some, I admit, were deleted from the fray. No, I'm not going to list which ones they were. That wouldn't be nice. I'm not here to burst bubbles, I'm here to give Indies a hand.

Without further ado, here's the final review list for 2014 (again, some were from this contest, some were books I chose on my own):

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
C. S. Janey Surrender To You Amazon Kindle $2.51
Thaddeus White Sir Edric's Temple Amazon Kindle $2.99
Gloria Piper Finnegan's Quest Amazon Kindle $4.99
Elle Todd The Elect Amazon Kindle $2.99
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)

Added today:

Skylar Hamilton Burris The Strange Marriage of Anne de Bourgh Amazon Kindle $2.99 
Christina Marie Morales Ambience Amazon Kindle $0.99
Tamar Hela Feast Island Amazon Kindle $2.99
Molly Taggart Off Target Amazon Kindle $2.99

Your books have been shared [Anne de Bourgh, Ambience, Feast Island, Off Target], tweeted [Anne de Bourgh, Ambience, Feast Island, Off Target], pinned [Anne de Bourgh, Ambience, Feast Island, Off Target], and added to my Goodreads TBR list for this contest.

Congratulations to the authors that were chosen! I look forward to reviewing your books!

Here are the winners from yesterday's giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And the entry form for the final giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Huge thanks to all the authors who took the time to come by and pitch! If I could buy, read, and review you all, I would! Yes, really. Be sure to enter the giveaway for today! Awesome set of books right there!

I'll be e-mailing everyone their prizes from the final giveaway tomorrow.

Thanks so much and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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



  1. :( I'm so sad. This was so much fun to participate in and I enjoyed reading your posts.

    My favorite thing was finding new authors. I actually bought Thaddeus White's book, Sir Edric's Temple, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I don't think I would have run across his book without this promo.

    Thank you for all your time. I'm sure it wasn't easy.

    I look forward to keeping in touch with you and following your post. Hope you have a wonderful day and happy holidays!

    1. Noooooooo sad faces!! I'm glad you've enjoyed yourself, but there's always fun to be had around here so be sure and come back. I'm glad to have someone participating and supporting Indies :)

      You're welcome.

      I look forward to having you as a regular :)

  2. Morning Jo :)

    I have to say that my favorite part was definitely finding you -- and the other authors to check out! I wouldn't have found you if it weren't for Felicia, so I'll have to thank her too! I love meeting new authors and making new friends, and look forward to following your posts!

    I hope you have a Merry Christmas as well. And...

    Meep meep! ;)

    1. Thank you, C. S.!! What a sweet thing to say! I've loved reading all the book samples and was very torn when choosing which to select. I do hope to see you around the blog now! :) It's been so great meeting you!!

  3. Hey, Jo. Very glad that I stumbled over this contest via Goodreads. Obviously from a personal perspective it's good to get noticed, and I'm glad LK Evans liked Sir Edric (huzzah!). I do plan on writing more, probably after my main work-in-progress.

    It's also great to see this sort of thing specifically promoting indies, and helping authors and readers out. I hope it helps to drum up interest for your site, and hope to be a regular reader.

    In the spirit of Christmas I'd also like to suggest those who like Arabian Nights or that sort of thing might enjoy The Master of Izindi, by Dave Wallace. If you're after an old-fashioned sword and sorcery tale with a Middle Eastern flavour, give it a crack.

    Merry Christmas, Jo and everyone else.

    1. Thanks soso much for taking the time to stop in, Thaddeus! I wish every author would help out a little like this around the holidays. It would be so fun for all of us! :) Hope to see you again!

  4. Hey, Jo! I loved EVERYTHING about the 12 Days of Christmas giveaways! So much fun and very engaging for blog visitors. Thanks for everything. Hope you enjoy my book! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I'll be sure to visit your blog often. :)

    1. Hello, Tamar! I'm thrilled you had fun and I'm looking forward to writing your review :) Thanks for being awesomesauce :)

  5. Hi Jo, this twelve days of giveaways was awesome, for both lovers of the written word and the authors who create it. Thanks so much for helping introduce new novels to everyone and hope you enjoy Ambience.

    Happy New Years! 2014 is going to be awesome.

    1. I'm sure I will, Christina! I hope you enjoy the books you won :) I hope to see you back! Lots and lots of good stuff 'round here! <3

  6. Hey Jo and the good people of your blog,
    I've been MIA for a while. Been a tad busy lately but anyway, just stopped by to check in as usual. Have a happy and safe holidays everyone!!

    1. No worries, Peprah!! But it's good to see you and thanks for participating and being such a gracious winner :)

  7. Hi, Jo,
    This was certainly a productive contest. I'm glad to have happened upon it. My favorite part was winning a review. Thank you. May your Christmas be joyous, and may your New Year be the start of a fabulous 2014 for you and your loved ones.

    1. I'm glad to have you, Gloria! Finnegan's Quest isn't a book I think I would've found otherwise. I look forward to finishing it :)

  8. Merry Christmas to you and yours! I am looking forward to your review if you do end up reviewing my book. You have quite a reading list for the New Year!

    1. Molly, congratulations!! >.< I'm loving your MC and I hope she lives up to her awesomeness :) Good to see you!! :)

  9. Thank you for sponsoring this contest, Jo! It was great to read the other pitches and see what great reading is available, and we appreciate the opportunity to pitch our own work. Looking forward to your reviews of the winners, and congratulations to them all!

    Have a happy, jolly, merry...

    1. Thanks for entering, ladies! I look forward to seeing you around and I do hope you find a lot of useful information here on the blog :)


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