Thursday, December 10, 2015

12 Days of Review Requests 2015 - Day 6

Happy Thursday, 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 (preorder Dec 15)
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 Woodward - 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

Congratulations to Sylvia Stein! 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 Casey L. Bond! Be sure to thank her for her donation 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. Casey,

    Thanks so much for the donation! Looks like an interesting read!

    Jo, 44 books on the list. Wow!! My review list for 2016 is filling up quickly! Thanks so much for the fun event!

    1. Heya, sweets!! OMG I've been buried all day! Some great books up there (yours included). I have a massive book hangover right now LOL! My review list is getting there :) Gotta save space (just in case), but a lot of those made it on the "maybe" list :)

    2. Oh, and you'll LOVE the Harvest Saga. SOOOOO gooooood!!!!

  2. Yay thank you JO! Woohoo! I appreciate all of you!

  3. thank you to all the authors and best of luck to everyone.

  4. Day 6! This is my last pitch, I'm outta books! I guess I better get to work on writing some more!

    Christmas in the City Anthology - 14 Christmas Romance Novellas by 15 best-selling and award-winning authors. Beside the fact that this book is full of delicious romance reads that you'll be devouring like candy, you're also giving back with each purchase. All proceeds from CITC go to a children's hospital.

    My contribution to the anthology is a YA Romance called Christmas Letters. It's part mystery, part romance. Street-smart New Yorker, Rae, starts receiving anonymous letters from someone who knows entirely too much about her. They recount memories she's tried to repress to the tune of 12 Days of Christmas, making Rae hate the lonely holiday even more. Will she take a chance and follow the mysterious trail set out for her by the letters? Will they leave her broken-hearted or could this be the Christmas miracle she's always hoped for?

    1. LOL!! Write some more! :)

      This sounds GOOOOOOD!!! I love collections of stories :) Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Christina! What a great cause, too!!

    2. Christmas Letters sounds freaky cool. You've intrigued me with the pitch!

      And with proceeds going to charity... well, that just kinda cinches it.
      In gratitude,

  5. Hi Jo. I want to pitch a Christmas Anthology I'm in called Mistletoe Magic. There are a variety of genres from historical fiction to psychological thriller, a time travel mystery, Christmas through the eyes of a dog, and even a dragon. The stories are well-written by some amazing authors that I've gotten to know over the past year. And the best part, the book is FREE! I hope you give it a read. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

    1. And here's another Christmas collection! Yeah!! I can't wait to start the sample :) Thank you, Sahara!! EEP!

  6. Hey Jo,

    thanks again I am excited my book was chosen. Best of luck to everyone. Also a big thanks to author Casey L Bond who is giving away an e-book today! Thank you!


  7. Happy Thursday, everyone!

    Woo-hoo! I won! Thank you, Jo and Kelly. :D Can't wait to get my signed copy.

    I'm back with a different kind of pitch today.

    My friend came over last night. She sent me a text saying the demons were back. I spent the evening talking her off the ledge. Many of us suffer from depression at one point in our lives. Life can be hard, and sometimes things are overwhelming. I reminded my friend of all the times she had beat the demons back. I spoke about all the incredible things she had accomplished in her life. I pointed out her tenacity and strength. No matter the situation, she’d always overcome. Even when she stumbled, she found her footing and fought back with sheer grit and determination. I reasoned that if she’d done it before, she could do it again. She left feeling better about her situation and more confident in her ability to persevere.

    Avelynn goes through a harrowing amount of trials and tribulations. She’s up against a patriarchal society, an unyielding religion, ruthless ambition, and war. Her desires and passions pit her against antagonistic forces that would cripple even the strongest amongst us. Avelynn falters, she struggles, but she never gives up fighting for what she believes in. Rather than weaken her, her wounds make her stronger.

    I like to think that deep down inside, a little piece of Avelynn exists in all of us. It’s not easy to do the right thing, it’s not easy to stand up for the underdog, and it’s never easy going against other people’s expectations. But in order to live a truly authentic and happy life, we need to rise above the demons, the naysayers, and the negativity that threaten to block our path. Find your strength. Persevere. Follow your heart. And never gives up on your dreams.

    In gratitude,
    Marissa xo

    1. I couldn't agree with you more, Marissa! :) Avelynn already has my heart!! She's so resilient. I always find it funny how I know a little about the author after reading their work. I can't wait to see what I find out about you :)

      Congratulations on the win!