Wednesday, December 16, 2015

12 Days of Review Requests 2015 - Day 10

Happy Wednesday, and welcome to the 12 Days of Review Requests fun here on the Jo Michaels blog! If you missed the opening post, be SURE and check it out here. It has the Rafflecopter entry form for the iPad Mini. Each day, I'll post links to all the books pitched the previous day 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)

Marla Bradeen - The Amicable Divorce: A Chick-Lit Novel 3.99
Laila Raimes - Tiny Tragedies - The Sundry Files: An Alt World Book 3.99
***Sahara Foley - The Secret of Excalibur 2.99***
Andi O'Connor - The Lost Heir (The Dragonath Chronicles Book 1) 4.99
Jules Dixon - Rest, My Love: Triple R Series 2.99
Colleen O'Felein - Eerie 2.99
Heidi Angell - Angel's Dance (Clear Angel Chronicles) (Volume 2) 10.99 (paperback)
Kirsten Blacketer - An Irresistible Shadow (Shadow Guardians Book 1) 2.99
Morgan Reeves - Free to Fly (Never Ever After Book 1) 2.99
Jen Bradlee - The Prince of Whispers (Wicked Whispers Trilogy Book 1) 2.99
***Mary J. Williams - If I Loved You (Harper Falls Book 1) 0.99***
M. H. Soars - Wonderwall 2.99
***Suzanna Lynn - The Bed Wife Chronicles - Collector's Edition 4.99***
Casey L. Bond - Reap (The Harvest Saga Book 1) FREE
Christina Benjamin - The Geneva Project - Truth FREE
Corrissa James - So Wills the Heart: Book 4 in the Great Plains Romance Series 2.99
Angel L. Woodz - Bed of Thornes (Bed of Thornes Trilogy Book 1) 0.99
Intisar Khanani - Sunbolt (The Sunbolt Chronicles Book 1) 1.99
Laila Raimes - Shifter Fates: Elle's Claim 1.00
Shawn McGuire - Break My Bones (The Wish Makers Book 2) 3.99
***Andi O'Connor - Awakening (The Dragonath Chronicles Book 2) 5.99***
Nanette Day - Skeleton Dance 0.99
Brea Behn - Wolves in the Woods (Wolves Series, Book #1) 1.99
***Heidi Angell - Elements of a Broken Mind (The Clear Angel Chronicles Book 1) 4.99***
***Sylvia Stein - Chasing Clarity 2.99***
Terri Bruce - Hereafter (Afterlife #1) 0.99
Casey Hays - Breeder: Arrow's Flight Book #1 FREE
Bonnie Phelps - My Rodeo Man (The Texas Kincaids Book 1) 3.99
Christina Benjamin - The Geneva Project: Prequels - The Christmas Gift (Short Story) 0.99
Sahara Foley - It Lives in the Basement 2.99
RJ Blain - The Dawn of Dae (Dae Portals Book 1) FREE
Angel L. Woodz - Holiday's Presence FREE
Aaron-Michael Hall - The Rise of Nazil: Secret of the Seven 3.99
Mary J. Williams - If You Only Knew (Harper Falls Book 3) 4.99
Jules Dixon - Winter Wishes (Holiday Hotties) 0.99
***Marissa Campbell - Avelynn: A Novel 9.99***
Rachel Wagner - Curse of the Sphinx 2.99
Violet Haze - A Woman's Affair 4.99
Tamar Hela - The Wrong Fairy Tale: Spirit Lake Series Book 2 3.99
Sarah King - The Gisburn Witch 4.99
Christina Benjamin - Geneva Project: Secrets 4.99
***Danielle Mathieson Pederson - Lasera: Book One of the Mer Archives $4.99***
Christina Benjamin - Geneva Project: Lies 4.99
Susan Murphy - Confetti Confidential: Annabell's Wedding 1.99
Tara Benham - At Night's End 2.99
Christina Benjamin - Christmas in the City 4.99
Sahara Foley - Mistletoe Magic: A Christmas Anthology FREE
***Martina Mcatee - Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things 2.99***
Casey Hays - The Archer: Arrow's Flight Book #2 4.99
A.B. Funkhauser - Heuer Lost And Found 3.99
Rachael Stapleton - Curse of the Purple Delhi Sapphire (Temple of Indra Series) 3.99

Congratulations to Martina Mcatee! 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 your LINK in the Rafflecopter entry 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.

Please specify if you're entering as an author, a reader, or both. Author only entries will be removed before a winner is chosen.

IF you have a pre-order, please upload a SAMPLE to Google Drive and give people with the link permission to view. Put that link in the Rafflecopter form.

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.

**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

Today, we have a prize pack from Cadence Rae and K. J. Farnham! Be sure to thank them for their donations to this event!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I look forward to your pitches today!

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



  1. Congratulations, Martina!
    Heading to grab the sample right now... :)

    In gratitude,
    Marissa xo

    1. Your pitch was great, but really, you had me with the title. :) Awesome.

      In gratitude,
      Marissa xo

    2. Bet you'll love it :) I was cracking up!!

  2. Congratulations Martina! What an epic name and I must admit I've checked out your book before. It sounds very intriguing and I may just bite this time:) Now to dive in and grab samples of the many good books.

    1. It's got such a great beginning :) Yes, there are TOO many great books. I'm having a dilly of a time keeping up. LOL!

  3. Hey Jo,

    I’m back for another go.

    True love only happens once, perhaps, unless you're the owner of the Purple Sapphire, sadly the perks come with a crazed killer.

    Barely surfacing from the 19th century, time travelling librarian Sophia Marcil has once again landed in the midst of a lethal adventure. This time the year is1920 and the old Victorian house is a familiar one. Haunted by the same curse and the same man, Sophia fights to save those she loves and return to her own time. But will she be safe in her own time? Her ambiguous stalker is a man of many faces.

    And if you don’t believe me ….how about these people?


    “Rachael writes in a way that is intriguing enough to keep the pages turning. Sophia, deeply in love and about to marry the man of her dreams, is in constant danger. Each scene segues into the next with new information, new conflicts, new prospects, new possibilities, new theories, and new revelations. In Rachael’s storytelling, there is never a dull moment. Her imagination is one of her greatest strengths as a writer.” Lacey Crowe

    “Curse of the Purple Delhi Sapphire follows Sophia Marcil through an adventure that weaves past and present. Somewhere between mystery and history and thriller, this book delivers both action and in-depth story. I was very surprised with all of the twists and unexpected plot lines, and was kept guessing throughout.” Brody Gregg

    1. Wow, love the blurb. Sounds like a good read. :) I'll have to check it out.

    2. Thanks Violet. I'm off to check yours out as well.

    3. Your book is quirky and funny, Rachael! :) I'm loving the Irish lads. LOL!

  4. When cooze hound lawyer Jurgen Heuer wakes up dead, his preternatural residue relies on a boozy funeral director and a foul mouthed spirit guide to get him out of the funeral parlor and on to the next thing, whatever that may be.

    Why read Heuer Lost and Found?

    To get an insider view on the closed world of funeral directing.

  5. I think I posted my pitch twice. Stupid blackberry. My apologies. *red face*

    1. You are kind and generous, beautiful lady. What makes you dig on time travel? When I was younger, I used to dream about hanging out in the Sixties. Today, younger friends rhapsodize about the Eighties. That's a hoot to me, because I lived it and realize that every age is the best age when you live it!

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    3. Time travel allows me to indulge my love for history without getting bogged down in the rules of historical fiction and let's face it...castles make cool backdrops when it comes to mystery. :P

    4. This is hilarious! :) Your novel is the same, AB. I'm having such a hard time choosing my favorites this year! GAHHHH!!

  6. Kudos, Martina. Can so relate to the title. One must never touch without gloves!

  7. Hi Jo! So it's taken me a while to wrap my brain around this. What I really want is for you to review my upcoming book due out May 2016. But it is super secret and I can't risk it being leaked to my series followers. So here's my pitch for your review of IF I COULD FLY, the second book of my Being Me series!

    When I first started writing it was entertaining for me. It satisfied my need to be creative. After I had 180,000 words on paper I decided it needed to be out in the world. When I decided to Indie publish I kept my expectations low. I was putting it out there for me, like making a check on my bucket list, or so I told myself. Now that I have two books published and the third of the series in the works I have finally decided I want to be a bad ass author. I realized you can't be half-in something and be great at it!

    If I COULD FLY is a romance story but also begins to touch on some serious coming-of-age issues. A review from a kick butt writer/reviewer/blogger like yourself will get it in front of many more readers and turn them onto a series that will ultimately dive into many problems young and new adults face. This is why I would be so honored if you would review IF I COULD FLY!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    1. I feel the same way about my series Tricia--getting it out there is the BIG reward. Keeps us writing. Good luck to you!

    2. Welcome to the madness, Tricia! And thanks for the pitch :) So good to see you here. Yesterday and today have been nutso, but I've grabbed the sample and will dive in today. I can feel a hat choosing coming up. HOW WILL I KEEP IT TO 12?!?!

  8. I've noticed that when I have a crazy day, you authors interact more with one another :) I love the camaraderie going on here. <3