Monday, December 14, 2015

12 Days of Review Requests 2015 - Day 8

Happy Monday, 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
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

Congratulations to Marissa Campbell! 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 Friday's giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Today, we have a prize pack from H. M. Soars! 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. I am thrilled and honoured you picked Avelynn! Thank you for this wonderful opportunity, Jo. I can't wait to hear your thoughts.

    I'm going to continue to lurk about and check out the other pitchs. :D Though, I'm glad I won, because I was running out of interesting things to say, lol. ;)

    Congratulations to all the winners, both readers and authors. And a big shout out to the generosity of the giveaway authors.

    What a fantastic community.

    In gratitude,
    Marissa xo

    1. Congratulations Marissa - your book sounds fascinating, it's definitely going on my to-read list. Sarah

    2. How could I not, Marissa?! Your sample is AWESOME. :) Congratulations again! Yes, by all means, lurk and read! I <3 the Indie community!

    3. Love your comment, Sarah! :) Makes my heart smile.

    4. Thanks, Sarah!

      And thank you, Jo! I really hope the rest of the story lives up to the hype, lol. ;) <3

      In gratitude,
      Marissa xo

  2. Hi Jo. Today, I will pitch The Archer: Arrow’s Flight 2


    Book 2 is a journey—a bridge between Kate’s primitive village and Ian’s world. Due to a horrifying accident that forces her to leave her village, Kate, along with her friend Diana, find themselves at the disposal of Ian and his friends—the boys of Eden. Kate has no idea if life outside the Village even exists, but Ian promises her she will have a future in Eden if she will trust him. The journey is harsh, full of relentless rainstorms, illness, clandestine troublemakers . . . and death, and Kate begins to doubt her choice in leaving the village. When Diana’s daughter, Tabitha, is struck with a sickness that forces Ian to leave them behind and go for help, Kate’s hopelessness soars. But quiet and confident Justin takes the reins in Ian’s absence, moving in to watch over Kate. Only then do secrets surface, leaving Kate in a miserable state of shock. Still, Justin makes her feel safe—even moreso than Ian did.


    Meanwhile, inside the modernized walls of Eden, Ian must face horrific truths about his village and the lies he’s been fed his entire life. Lies that could change things forever, including whether Kate will ever trust him again.


    The Archer is the beginning of the end of Kate’s enslavement to Fate and to her society and its morays. Every step away from the Village is one step closer to Truth.

    1. Hiya, Casey! Welcome back! This sounds like an awesome part two. It's like the incredible journey of the girl who could. :) I can't wait to dive in! Thank you for the pitch, and good luck! :)

  3. Hi Jo, today I'm going to do a cheeky wee re-pitch of The Gisburn Witch. My debut novel has it all - forbidden love, loss, tragedy and betrayal, complete with wonderfully flawed characters and the enticing backdrop of one of the most notorious witch hunts in English History.

    And as if that wasn't enough...I'm currently at 99 sales. So, as well as getting to read my fabulous novel, you could also be my 100th sale! I like round numbers, so this would make me happy :-)


    1. Hi, Sarah!! :) Cheeky. hehe I have to say, I love that phrase :) 100th?! That would be awesome. I, also, have a touch of OCD. Perhaps I shall satisfy yours. ;) Thanks for coming back, and good luck!

  4. Hey Jo,

    Congratulations Marissa!

    I am excited for everyone here. Best of luck to everyone. a big thank you to Jo Michaels and author H.M. Soars as well!


    1. Thanks for the kind words, Sylvia! Good to see you :) Hope you're filling up your kindle with samples LOL!!

  5. Thank you H. M Soars for her e-book today!

  6. Thank you H.M. Soars, looks like a fun read!
    Thanks Jo for all this fun!
    My Christmas book list went through the rough!

    1. Mine too! :) Congratulations on the win, by the way :)

  7. Hey Jo,

    Get ready for a different kind of Grinch. Heuer the lawyer is out of control, operating without filters in a gonzo world that allows characters to say, do and get away with things we cannot do ourselves in a civilized society. He is also dead, decomposing and trapped in the ether. Can Enid, his boozy mortician, help him get to the other side, or will his foul-mouthed spirit guide leave him to rot on earth?

    Why should you read this? It's gonzo, fast, and loose. Without rules of civility, chaos ensues. People die.

    1. Howdy, A.B. and welcome to the crazy. :) This sounds funny and amazing! I can't wait to get into the sample! Thank you SO much for pitching your book. I hope you have some fun around here over the next six days.