Tuesday, December 16, 2014

12 Days of Review Requests - Day Nine

Happy Tuesday, good people of the blogosphere! We're on day nine, and we're nearing the end! Just a few days left of awesome. *boo* 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
Shadow Slayer - Laura Elliott - Amazon Kindle $0.99
Elle Burton and the Reflective Portals - Peggy McAloon - Amazon Kindle $2.99
This Changes My Family and My Life Forever - Sally Ember - Amazon Kindle $3.99
Fatal Fire - Marla Bradeen - Amazon Kindle $3.99
The King's Gift - Kate Martyn - Amazon Kindle $5.99
The Place of Voices - Lauren Kerstetter Lynch - Amazon Kindle $2.99
Dream Stealer - H. L. Carpenter - Amazon Kindle $1.99
Chocolate Couture - Zelda Benjamin - Amazon Kindle $2.99
Hikertrash: Life on the Pacific Crest Trail - Erin Miller - Amazon Kindle $5.99

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

Congratulations to Violet! 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

Up for grabs today are prizes donated by Kelly Risser and me.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck to you all!

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



  1. "Dry Stories" is about saving a beloved friend from the clutches of alcoholism one story at a time. There are no elves or fairies to help out, no knight in shining armour appears and special forces do not invade. Instead, those moments of terrible pain that define our lives become moments of strength that define our futures. We don't stop drinking "one day at a time," we do it one word at a time.

    1. Yeah! The sample reads wonderfully, Kate :) I do hope many more folks check it out. Thanks for coming back around and your sharing on Twitter today!!

  2. For those who don't have Kindle Unlimited, At One's Beast will be free for kindle on December 18th and December 25th. Happy reading everyone and I'm so tickled that there are other fairy tale like YA books like mine being pitched!

    1. Thanks for sharing the freebie, Rachel!! Did you see the review a member of the review team wrote? David Rose! Congrats on the win, and the 5 star review :)

  3. The Artist's Inheritance is the first volume in my paranormal series Antique Magic. The story centers around Caitlin, a budding witch, who is forced to sit by and watch as imps, ghosts, and an old family curse slowly drive her husband insane. She's not content with what the gods have decreed for her, who would be? Wouldn't you fight to save the one you loved--whatever it took?

    1. AAAAHHHH!!! Juli! I love witch stories! Can't wait to grab the sample and get to reading this one :) Thank you SOOO much for pitching today! Welcome to the madness :)

  4. Aw, shucks! Thanks Jo! I hope you like it. :)

  5. In Seeking a Scribe: Enchanted Bookstore Legend One, Lyra McCauley is a writer and loves fantasy novels, but until she opens a selection from bookstore owner Cullen Drake, she has no idea he's a wizard character who lives a double life inside that volume…or that the story's magic will compel her from the edge of depression to adventure, danger, and love. Attraction sparks, but Lyra doubts whether a wizard is capable of love. She's torn—should she protect her fragile heart or risk new love? Opening the book, she faces a quest: save the magical land of Dragonspeir from destruction by the Black Dragon before he overthrows the opposing Imperial Dragon. Lyra accepts the challenge, fearing Cullen will perish if evil wins. Along with magical animal guides, Cullen helps her through many perils, but ultimately Lyra must use her own power…and time is running out.

    1. This could be my kind of book - adding to my TBR!

    2. EEP! I adore magical animal guides :) And all this in a book? Yes, please! I can't wait to get to the sample, Marsha! Thanks for the pitch, and welcome to the crazy :)

  6. Yay! Thanks for choosing Refuge, makes me happy ^.^ and I'm slowly checking all the other books out! There so so many, lol. Congrats to all the winners so far and good luck to everybody still pitching! :)

    1. You're more than welcome! How awesome of a sample was that?! Calling that chicka crazy would be an understatement. LOL! I soooo gotta read more :)

  7. Happy Tuesday, Jo! I haven't been keeping up with the daily pitches but I'm here today so here I go pitching.

    Meet Jackie and Sean, complete strangers who find themselves in New Jersey's famous Atlantic City (Mini Vegas) together. While Jackie frequently visits Mini Vegas on gambling trips, it was a weekend getaway for Sean and his first visit. Needless to say, they instantly fall for one another the moment they set eyes on each other. These two would go on to have a great time together, an unforgettable experience that gave their visits to Atlantic City well worth it. Enter Mini Vegas!

    1. Hiya, Peprah! It's okay. Life happens :) Mini Vegas? I've never heard it called that! Better pitch today. Thanks for coming back around.

  8. I love the idea and implementation of this, Jo. Kudos!

    Pitch for my new steampunk fantasy novel Hopebreaker:

    When Hope is a drug and humanity is dying out, smuggler Jacob gets caught up in a cause he doesn't believe in: ending the rule of the repressive Regime. He is motivated by money, but circumstances force him to re-evaluate what he should be doing, and why he should be doing it.

    Expect film noir-esque dialogue, fast-paced action, steampunk vehicles, and varied characters forced together for a desperate mission.

    1. Thank you, Dean. I spend the whole year planning it, and thinking about what I could add to make it a more rounded (and easier) experience for those involved. I'm glad you're enjoying the fun! I like the mix of film noir in there. Great pitch! So looking forward to this sample! Welcome to the blog, and have some fun while you're here :)

  9. Comments for day 9 are now closed. If you're looking to pitch your novel, please proceed to day 10 here: http://jomichaels.blogspot.com/2014/12/12-days-of-review-requests-day-ten.html