Monday, December 15, 2014

12 Days of Review Requests - Day Eight

Happy Monday, everyone! Crazy weekend, huh? Welcome back to the 12 Days of Review Requests event! If you missed the opening post, be SURE and check it out here. It has the Rafflecopter entry form for the Kindle HD6. Each day, I'll post links to all the books pitched the previous days and a short recap of what I'm looking for you to put in the comments. Then, I'll have the Rafflecopter winner from the previous day, and the entry form for the current one along with the prizes. Let's get going!

Books marked with an astrisks and in BOLD are winners.
(That doesn't mean your book wasn't chosen, only that it wasn't chosen today)

***Bound by Duty - Stormy Smith - Amazon Kindle $2.99
Shadows on Snow (A Flipped Fairy Tale) - Starla Hutchon - Amazon Kindle $2.99
Dry Stories - Kate Baggot - Amazon Kindle $3.56
From the Wreckage - Michelle G. Miller - Amazon Kindle FREE
An Unlikely Goddess - Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar - Amazon Kindle $0.99
The House at Zaronza - Vanessa Couchman - Amazon Kindle $2.99
***8 Weeks - Bethany Lopez - Amazon Kindle $3.99
Click. Date. Repeat. - K. J. Farnham - Amazon Kindle $3.99
Kinetic: Book One of the Kinetic Trilogy - C. M. Zimmer - Amazon Kindle $2.99
Six Months to Get a Life - Ben Adams - Grab a sample on Drive here!
Family Planning (Choices Book 3) - Beth Carpenter - Amazon Kindle $0.99
***The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge - Christine Nolfi - Amazon Kindle $0.99
The Release Club 1 - Misty Provencher - Amazon Kindle $0.99
Moonlight - David Rose - Amazon Kindle $1.69
View from the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale - Elizabeth Horton-Newton - Amazon Kindle $2.99
***Facade: A Vampire Love Story - R. M. Webb - Amazon Kindle $0.99
The ABCs of Dinkology: Life - A. E. Stueve - Amazon Paperback $8.91
Of Mice and Money - Winifred Morris - Amazon Kindle $0.99
The Cure - Stephanie Erickson - Amazon Kindle $2.51
***Siren - Jennifer Melzer - Amazon Kindle (Pre-order) $3.99 Grab a sample on Drive!
Ataxia and the Ravine of Lost Dreams - Rachel Barnard - Amazon Kindle $0.99
***Queen of Someday - Sherry Ficklin - Amazon Kindle $5.99
***Fragile Creatures - Kristina Circelli - Amazon Kindle $2.99
Pariah - Casey L. Bond - Amazon Kindle $3.99
Destiny Finds Her - Miranda Lynn - Amazon Kindle $2.99
In Dreams - Heather Mullins - Amazon Kindle $2.99
Indelible - Bethany Lopez - Amazon Kindle $3.99
They Called It Moosicide: A Denali Hawthorne Alaska Mystery - Lisa Hall Deckert - Amazon Kindle $2.99
At One's Beast - Rachel Barnard - Amazon Kindle $2.99
To Get Me to You - Kait Nolan - Amazon Kindle $2.99
The Rabbit Ate My Homework - Rachel Elizabeth Cole - Amazon Kindle $3.99
***Unseen - Stephanie Erickson - Amazon Kindle $2.99
Sticks and Stones - Shawn McGuire - Amazon Kindle $0.99
Sir Lyle's Dig - Sheldon Lefkowitz - Amazon Kindle $6.99
Warrior Lore: Scandinavian Ballads - Ian Cumpstey - Amazon Kindle $2.99
Good Luck With That Thing You're Doing: One Woman's Adventures in Dating, Plumbing and Other Full Contact Sports - Karen Yankosky - Amazon Kindle $2.99
***The Heart Thief - S. Lee Benedict - Amazon Kindle $4.99
Damsel Not - Kristina Circelli - Amazon Kindle $2.95
Tempted - Brenda Tetreault - Amazon Kindle $3.99
Christmas Come Early - Bethany Lopez - Amazon Kindle $0.99
The Crime of Seduction - Nadine LaForet - Amazon Kindle $0.99
Be Careful, It's My Heart - Kait Nolan - Amazon Kindle $0.99
Roots Entwine - Victoria Bastedo - Amazon Kindle $5.99
The Sextape: A Dedication to the Ladies - Peprah Boasiako - Amazon Kindle $3.99
Living on the Knife's Edge - David Rose - Amazon Kindle $0.99
Nissa: a contemporary fairy tale - Bethany Lopez - Amazon Kindle $2.99
The Unknown Sun - Cheryl Mackey - Amazon Kindle $2.99
Refuge - Violet Haze - Amazon Kindle $0.99
Angels Dawn - Komali DaSilva - Amazon Kindle $2.99
Recalculating Route - Beth Carpenter - Amazon Kindle $2.99
Desprite Measures-The Caledonian Sprite - Deborah Jay - Amazon Kindle $2.99
The Watcher's Keep - Timothy Bond - Amazon Kindle $7.99
Fearsome Creatures - David B. Ross - Amazon Kindle $1.99
Aftermath - Sandy Goldsworthy - Amazon Kindle $2.99
Kindling Flames-Gathering Tinder - Julie Wetzel - Amazon Kindle FREE
When Love Comes - J. H. Croix - Amazon Kindle $2.99
Sugar Baby Lies - C. S. Janey - Amazon Kindle $3.99
Dawn of Steam: First Light - Jeffrey Cook - Amazon Kindle $2.99

Congratulations to Stephanie! Your book has been tweeted, shared on Pinterest, added to my Goodreads TBR for the event, and shared on Facebook.

PITCH your book in the comments. Put the LINK to your book in the Rafflecopter form. Tell me why you think I'll like it, why I should check it out, and a little about the story. DO NOT give me a synopsis. I can get that from Amazon. Make it personal or make it funny. I care not. I'll be grabbing a sample of every book pitched and go from there.

AUTHOR ONLY entries will be removed from Rafflecopter before a winner is chosen. If you want a shot at winning the prizes, put BOTH in the box asking how you're entering.

I strongly encourage you to check out the works of your fellow Indie authors. Chat in the comments, talk each other up, make friends!
Book reviewers! You're welcome to play along, too! Meet and greet authors. Get new books to read and review. It only works if we all work together.

If you haven't joined my 2015 Review Team, do that here

**Kindly remember, there's no guarantee your book will be reviewed by me. You will get a purchase if your sample interests me, 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. I've had a few I couldn't finish and it led to me not giving a review.**

Now it's time to announce the winners from yesterday's giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Prizes donated for today's giveaway are from B. Kristin McMichael and me.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Pitch 'em hard!

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



  1. Can you save someone from themselves one word at a time? Dry Stories is a collection of attempts to do just that. In the depths of alcoholism, recovery needs all the hope, all the narrative and all the very best words.

    1. Your short stories are always something to sit up and notice, Kate. Thanks for coming back around ;)

    2. This strikes a chord with me, Kate. I'm going to check it out. Thanks! :)

  2. Shadows will do anything to become human. You see their influence everyday. You say things you don’t mean or do things that aren’t like you. You look, different. Friends you’ve known forever suddenly never call. Roxie thought she knew her boyfriend Drew, but she didn't even know herself. What if you discovered your life was a lie? Who would you trust? Would you even notice the shadows are coming for you? Would you care about saving the world...Shadow Slayer, book 2, the Shadow Series

    1. Wow. Shadows that wanna become human?! Yes, please. :) Thanks for the awesomeness that your pitch is. Welcome to the blog!!

  3. "Jo, hey, Jami here. I decided to jump in and put in my two cents. You see Miranda is obsessing over this 12 days of review requests you have going on and I think it's a great idea. But because she keeps checking to see what new books are added, then 1 clicking and reading samples she doesn't have time to really listen to ME and I am so ready to get on with my story. Book 1 is only the beginning, there is so much more to tell. You don't want to miss it, pick it up get to know me and my unusual life and friends, my blushworthy highlander and the craziness that has become my life. Pick my story so I can get Miranda back on track please. She is so easily distracted....squirrel... I will thank you in advance doll."

    Destiny Finds Her
    Miranda Lynn
    Available on Amazon

    1. This is bloody brilliant. To say you got me with the pitch is an understatement. Nice :)

    2. Lol, I love this. :) your book is on my list to check out :)

    3. Awesome! ;-) I'm participating as a reader, checking out all the great pitches and adding some new books to my tbr list. I've got to add yours, lol!

  4. I suffered unspeakable abuse as a child. Two things saved me from becoming the monster I feared so much: books and my belief in Guardian Angels. With over 6 million children being abused in the US each year, whatever we're doing isn't enough. I decided to write a fantasy about a young girl who is the role model I always wanted to be. She jumps in to help winged creatures from another dimension to protect the children of Earth from bullying and abuse. I worked with a child counselor, Catherine Gruener, to develop a two-page discussion sheet on my website free for parents to help them use the characters to have the tougher discussions with their children. I firmly believe that if anyone had ever asked me if I were being hurt, I'd have told the truth. The book is a free download on my website for children through the end of December. My gift to the kids who are most at risk. The discussion sheet is on the Books tab

    1. I usually don't allow any links in the comments section but this is something I think everyone needs to read so I'm leaving it here. Thanks for stopping by and leaving us information on such a powerful lesson. Welcome to the blog, Peggy!

    2. Thanks for sharing Peggy. I was abused too. I will check out your book and your site. :)

    3. Thank you, Peggy. You have such an important message. I will definitely check out your book and your site.

  5. Hi, Jo! Sounds like we have quite a bit in common. I'm a designer/indie author too. My first book, THE PLACE OF VOICES, has something for everyone and is appropriate for just about any reader. It's a clean read and edgy without being too much so (think warm fuzzy meets dark twisty). If you're intrigued by time travel and unusual bits of history with meaningful story, my book should draw you in. Book two in the series releases this week. Love your ideas and energy...
    Warm regards, Lauren Lynch

    1. First off, Lauren, thanks for the compliment and hello! *waves* Nice to meet someone who's in the same boat as I am. Design school was a beast, eh? Lol! Now, about this novel! Well, I like anything different. Time travel books are hit or miss with me, so I'm eager to check out your work, and I appreciate you taking the time to stop over and pitch it. Please, by all means, introduce yourself around and make some friends while you're here. I've been buried in samples alllll day today :) But, I'm getting things sorted out. Welcome to the madness!

    2. ooh yay! time travel! can't wait to check it out! :D

  6. Hi, Jo. Since I had so much fun writing FATAL FIRE, I figure you'll have just as much fun reading it. Plus, my boyfriend told me this is my best work yet (although he might be biased since the book is dedicated to him). The story combines mystery and humor as Amy Wagner looks into her sister Gina's suspicious death. Along the way, Amy partners with Gina's colleague, who might be on the verge of becoming the next murder victim unless Amy can figure out what's going on in time.

    1. Howdy, Marla! Boyfriends (and husbands) can be like that, huh? Hold on to him, the supportive ones are difficult to come by ;) That being said, I'm very much looking forward to checking out your novel! Murder is right up my alley (as a reading genre, of course). Lol! Thanks for the awesome pitch and welcome to the fray :)

    2. Yup, I'm lucky that my boyfriend actually likes to read. His eyes glaze over when I start talking about the writing process, but if they were too perfect we'd worry about them, right? Thanks for the warm welcome. I think your "12 Days of Review Requests" idea is awesome, and I look forward to checking out the other books!

    3. Mine hates to read but dives into every book I write ;) Ah, the things they do for us. LOL I'm happy to meet you!!

  7. Dream Stealers are everywhere. You probably know one. They suck your dreams dry and leave you with the husk.Yeah. Nobody likes Dream Stealers.

    What would you do if you had to be one...or risk losing what mattered most?

    1. Welcome back for another awesome year! :) Thank you so much for adding Dream Stealers to the list. I'm eager to get to your sample, H. L. This sounds awesome.

  8. Chocolate Couture is a sweet but sensual blend of chocolate and romance. My heroine has found an art form that lets her express herself and make others happy at the same time. I like to think that writers do that all the time. We write to entertain and move our readers. The hardest part of writing this book was resisting all those chocolate urges.

    1. Zelda, this is a great pitch! Chocolate? Yes! LOL Welcome to the blog and thank you for pitching your awesome-sounding novel. :) I'm eager to devour the sample ;)

  9. What is hikertrash? Is it garbage on the trail or those filthy, smelly hobos you see at trailheads? I'm proud to admit that we are the latter! Wait, what? You're proud of that? Yes. Yes I am. Hell, I walked 2,283 miles to earn earn the right to that name!
    With all the media attention focused on the Pacific Crest Trail due to the success of "Wild" a lot of people are wondering what day-to-day life on the PCT is really like. Where do you shower? Where's the toilet? Does everyone get their live's together on the trail? What is it like to be mistaken as homeless in every town between Mexico and Canada? "Hikertrash: Life on the Pacific Crest Trail" answers all of these riveting questions and then some!
    There were no "ah-ha" moments, no magical answers to all life's problems. This isn't a story of personal growth. This is the humorous story of what it's like to be hikertrash!

    1. Well, Erin, this sounds like a fun book! I do dearly love to laugh. Excited to get into this one :) Thank you for dropping in to pitch, and welcome to the crazy that's the blog this time of year!

  10. Comments for today are now closed. If you're looking to pitch your book, please go to day nine here: