Friday, December 19, 2014

12 Days of Review Requests - Day Twelve

Happy Friday, everyone! It's the last day of the event. So sad! Tomorrow we'll tell everyone who won the Kindle, and announce my final twelve picks for review in 2015. If you didn't enter to win the Kindle HD7, this is your last shot. Visit the post here. I'm sad (yet oddly relieved) it's over. I've scored some great books, and I'm looking forward to getting to know the authors better. I hope you all had fun, made some new friends, and snagged a book or two to read and review. Ready? 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
 The Artist's Inheritance - Juli D. Revezzo - Amazon Kindle $0.99
Seeking a Scribe: Enchanted Bookstore Legend One  - Marsha A. Moore - Amazon Kindle $2.99
Hopebreaker - Dean Wilson - Amazon Kindle $2.99
***The Lady of Souls - Jenn Gott - Amazon Kindle $4.99
Dragonfire - David Rose - Amazon Kindle FREE 
The Last Guardian Rises - Rebecca Trogner - Amazon Kindle $0.99

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

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

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

I have to share some of the responses from the question I asked yesterday: What do you like most about the event? Here are the answers:

Finding new authors and the interaction between all of us.
Feeling connected to other authors.
Checking out the pitches! I like the exposure to new authors.
Is it wrong to say that I saw the graphic of the woman with the hair and the gifts and just had to go see what was going on?
That it is something new every day.
The giveaways.
Reading all the great pitches and adding books from the event to my TBR list.
Adding new books to my TBR list that I might not have known about otherwise!
The variety of authors and books.
Finding new authors & new books to read! Thank you very much, Jo!
Winning! LOL

There will be no pitches today. Sadly, I'm down to the last few samples and have to announce the final list tomorrow (won't have time to read anything new). But! I announce the final list tomorrow morning AND we get to find out who won the Kindle HD7! Be sure you come on back to see if it was you.

Folks who bought books to review: Please, leave us the titles and your blog's name in the comments today so we can find the reviews once they go up! If you don't have a blog, all good! Just tell us what books you plan to review from this event over 2015.

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

For the last day, your sponsors are: author J. L. Wilson and me!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you aren't listed as a review winner, you still have time! Don't despair! Good luck, everyone!

Be SURE and return tomorrow when I'll announce the final list of review books and the winner of the Kindle HD 7!

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



  1. Jo, I'm not a big commenter, but I always enjoy seeing what's on your blog. Truth be told, I was intrigued by the colorful circles and then hung around the read your content and then started to learn from what you wrote... That's the way it's supposed to happen, right? Well, you're doing a great job. Take care and have a wonderful holilday.

    1. Yes ma'am :D I'm glad you hang around, Rebecca. I just hope my posts are helpful in some small way. Hearing how much you liked my review from last year's book made me smile, as did the comment about the image drawing you in. Thanks for the kudos, and Merry Christmas :)

  2. This event has been big fun to watch. I've looked forward each day to the 9am email that lets me know you've posted again. Many thanks for hosting this and happy reading!

    1. Thanks for taking part, and congratulations on your win. So into the sample, I smacked my Kindle at the end. LOL! Always a good sign. This year was so different from last year. But, I'll talk about why on Tuesday of next week. :) I hope you gained many adds to TBRs over the span of the 12 days. Merry Christmas!

    2. Well thank you for the big smile! The thought of you getting pulled into the story made me grin. Merry Christmas to you!!

  3. Oh yay! You'll have lots of reading to do in the new year :) I will be mostly writing but I'll have to make sure to make time to read, I slacked this year! I usually read like 200 books...but I didn't even do half that, Lol. And I was busy finishing and publishing a book yesterday, so I didn't answer the questions, but I LOVE this event! And not because you reviewed my book, but because you give everyone an opportunity! That's just are you :P Good luck to everyone, and see you tomorrow ;)

    1. Thanks, C. S.! Don't beat yourself up over it. I only pledged to read between 20 & 40, so I'm gonna shoot for just the books from this event. I have other authors I follow and love, so theirs will get stuck in the cracks between :) Don't overdo it. Reading is supposed to be fun, you know? :) I like to pay it forward. Makes me happy. Thanks again for the kudos and for attending and participating this year!

    2. Oh, absolutely. The 200 books was natural...I can read a 400 page book in less than 3 hours, Lol. Writing just made it so I never have time to do it as much :) but of course I love reading, so I'll have to carve out time to make sure I do it.

    3. o.O Natural, you say? Oi! I think I'd end up forgetting everything if I read that fast LOL! Yes ma'am! Get to reading. haha :)

  4. Books I have already picked up: From the Wreckage, 8 Weeks (already read and reviewed), The Cure, Ataxia, and At One's Beast

    Books I will be picking up (I'm on a monthly book budget!): The Rabbit Ate My Homework, Sticks and Stones, and Fragile Creatures

    Months ago, I read Of Mice and Money by Winnifred Morris. Great book! The review is already posted on my blog. (

    A big thank you to Jo for organizing this event! It sure has been fun. : )

    1. Wow! You've been busy! I'm happy to see you've picked up so many great reads over the last 12 days. Thanks for participating! I know the authors appreciate it as much as I do! :)

  5. I did add The Watcher's Keeper to my to-read list. if I enjoy the sample, I'll definitely pick it up next year, and I always review :)

    Great event as always, Jo! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

    1. Fantastic! Gladd you snagged a new read :) Thanks for the kudos! Next year, I'll find a way to make it even bigger! Lol

  6. This has been such a fun event! :) Thanks for doing this!!

  7. Woohoo, thanks for picking Destiny! I have had so much fun and found so many new authors to try out! Thank you for the opportunity Jo

    1. You're welcome, Miranda :) Had it on my "to buy" list for a while, wanted to see how creative you could get with those pitches before I announced it. KIDDING! About the second part, not the first ;) Merry Christmas LOL

  8. I'm so glad I saw this event on GoodReads and joined in. I am always drawn to Independent authors - I find them to be a fun, friendly bunch with unlimited talent. I have learned so much about the Indie world that I didn't know before and gained many tips on writing effective reviews by being here. If I read a well-written book that really clicks with me, I feel I should try to return the favor by writing an honest, unbiased review that reflects everything I like about it. Especially since I fully realize now how important a solid review can be to an independent author. I do not have a blog (yet), so I normally post on Amazon and GoodReads (where you can reach me under AuntieK3). I would like to thank Jo for this enjoyable, educational event, the giveaways and allowing readers to participate, and all the amazing authors for their pitches. It has been a great experience!

    I have bought, read and written a review for The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge by Christine Nolfi and posted it on GoodReads ( and Amazon (it is the newest review, by AuntieK3).

    On my list to read and most likely review for 2015 from this event:

    Bound by Duty by Stormy Smith
    Dry Stories by Kate Baggott
    From the Wreckage by Michele G Miller
    Kinetic: Book One of the Kinetic Trilogy by C.M. Zimmer
    Facade: A Vampire Love Story by R.M. Webb
    Siren by Jennifer Melzer
    Destiny Finds Her by Miranda Lynn
    At One's Beast by Rachel Barnard
    To Get Me To You by Kait Nolan
    Unseen by Stephanie Erickson
    Refuge by Violet Haze
    Kindling Flames: Gathering Tinder by Julie Wetzel
    Elle Burton and the Reflective Portals by Peggy McAloon
    Sugar Baby Lies by C.S. Janey

    It's going to be a great New Year of reading - thanks everyone. Happy Holidays!

    1. Is it silly that I just got a little giddy seeing my name on your list? :) Thank you and happy holidays!!

    2. Lol! I can't wait to bite into that one. Boo, bad pun - you've heard that a gazillion times! Are you on GoodReads? I will follow you. Awesome stuff happening here! :-)

    3. YEAH!!! Merry Christmas!!! Woot!

    4. Auntie K

      I am on Goodreads. And your on made me giggle. :)

    5. I found you! My name is Karla Nodorft Heller. :)

  9. Jo, this was so fun! You hooked me from last year. As I'm overhauling my first and second book and planning on pitching it to a new-ish publisher, I didn't enter my works this year. BUT I plan on releasing quite a few books next year, so hopefully I can pitch to you during 12 Days of Review Requests in 2015! Thanks for being so awesome! And Happy Holidays :)

  10. Oh thank you so much Jo! I got felled by a cold and have been offline for the last several days, so I missed this. So excited! And I hope you enjoy it. :)


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