Wednesday, December 17, 2014

12 Days of Review Requests - Day Ten

It's WEDNESDAY and day ten. Just two more days of pitching until we get to the final list of winners. 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
 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

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

Congratulations to David! 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

For today, your prizes are from Julie Wetzel and Charlotte Abel.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hope you all have an awesome day and your pitches flow like bubbling water over rocks!

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



  1. Jo, I wasn't able to access Julie's Twitter from the Rafflecopter link. It might be my computer but I wanted to mention it just in case.

    1. I got it fixed. Thank you for the heads up, Kristina! :)

  2. I'm curious to hear how you like 8 Weeks. It's been on my radar for a while and I'm hoping to read it soon!

    1. The sample made me cry, if that's any indication. I saw it coming and I still lost it. :) I can't wait to read the whole thing. LOL! Thanks for popping in, Heather :)

  3. Dry Stories is about saving a friend from alcoholism not one day at a time, but one story at a time. The blessing of imagination is a responsibility to be shared. The telling of stories is not a luxury, but a necessity that dictates devotion in friendship and loyalty in love. These are the rules of life that dominate the stories in this collection.

    1. And I felt for the characters right away. Great sample. Wonderful writing, as always, Kate! Congrats on the win :)

  4. Hi Jo, I think Charlotte's Twitter name is actually @charlotte_abel. The one in the Rafflecopter box looks like it belongs to a different person. Thanks, :)

  5. If you manually put in @JulieKWetzel instead of @JulieKWetzle it will work. Hope this helps.

  6. Thanks, ladies!! I got em fixed (I hope). Tried to fix from my mobile. Lol! Let me know?

  7. They work perfectly - thanks! :)

    1. WOOHOO! Glad Rafflecopter works on the fly. LOL

  8. "The Lady of Souls" is a steam-era fantasy adventure with a feminist bend. You should read it if you like stories where woman play important and complicated roles. You should read it if you like casts with diversity. You should read it if you like people plunging headfirst into madcap adventures, racing across the country in steam trains, and facing high-stakes consequences. You should read it if you like snark, mixed with yearning, mixed with darkness, mixed with haunted pickle jars. It is the first of six books in its series, so if you read it and you like it, there will be plenty more to come!

    1. To be fair, it's really just the ONE pickle jar. But yes, it's really in there, used for comedic purposes.

    2. Yummmmm! Another steampunk novel! I'm all over this one! Thanks for the pitch, Jenn! Awesome. I do like casts with diversity. Know what my favorite thing is? Strong female leads! :) Besides, who could say no to a haunted pickle jar? :D Welcome to the crazy!

  9. Jo, I must first apologize for Jami's outburst the other day. She can really be a pain when I let her out to play. Though you seemed to enjoy her little pitch, if you liked that then you must pick up Destiny, because there is more where that came from! What girl wouldn't want a high end department store brought to them? Add in a gay best friend to help dress you, yup that happens in Destiny. Throw in time travel, earth magic and sexy Highlanders and you have a read you can't put down once you start, or so I am told. Give it a chance, you won't regret it!

    Destiny Finds Her
    Miranda Lynn
    Available on Amazon

    1. I do love your sample, Miranda. All good on Jami's outburst :) I understand completely. LOL! I seem to have a huge TBR now and will probably end up announcing more than two winners on day 12 and in the final list. Keep your eyes peeled ;)

  10. Dragonfire is something a little different, a blend of SF, Fantasy and Thriller.
    Dragonfire is the name of a very real virtual reality fantasy game. For the players there are unlimited possibilities, but some play the game for keeps. The reader travels from this world to the world of Dragonfire and, right at the end, back again. This is really short, just a little over 3 000 words - and that's after revising the original version which was just 2.5k! I'm pitching it here because reader feedback is that they want more, and I'm now planning a much more substantial book in the same setting. This one is perma-free, so if you'd like a taste, help yourselves, and you'll know if you're interested when the follow-up comes out.

    David Rose
    Free on Amazon for Kindle

    1. This could be interesting. Kind of like Ready Player One, which is one of my favorite books. If you haven't read it, I highly recommend it. They're pursuing Christopher Nolan for the movie version, which would be awwwwesome.

    2. I like short stories, David! I think they have a huge place on the marketing side of things :) I grabbed it, waiting to see if I add it to the pile after I read a bit! Thanks for the pitch. My eyeballs are so tired. LOL

  11. Comments for today are now closed. If you're looking to pitch your novel, please proceed to day 11 here: