Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Sorcery Code


Welcome to the Review Tour & Giveaway for
The Sorcery Code by Dima Zales!



Synopsis
From the internationally bestselling authors who brought you the
Krinar Chronicles comes a captivating tale of intrigue, love, and danger in a
world where sorcery is entwined with science . . .


Once a
respected member of the Sorcerer Council and now an outcast, Blaise has spent
the last year of his life working on a special magical object. The goal is to
allow anyone to do magic, not just the sorcerer elite. The outcome of his quest
is unlike anything he could’ve ever imagined – because, instead of an object,
he creates Her.


She is
Gala, and she is anything but inanimate. Born in the Spell Realm, she is
beautiful and highly intelligent – and nobody knows what she’s capable of. She
will do anything to experience the world . . . even leave the man she is
beginning to fall for.


Augusta,
a powerful sorceress and Blaise’s former fiancĂ©e, sees Blaise’s deed as the
ultimate hubris and Gala as an abomination that must be destroyed. In her quest
to save the human race, Augusta will forge new alliances, becoming tangled in a
web of intrigue that stretches further than any of them suspect. She may even
have to turn to her new lover Barson, a ruthless warrior who might have an
agenda of his own . . .

Where to Purchase The Sorcery Code
Amazon | Kobo  |  Goodreads  |  Sony  |  Google Play  |  iTunes


About the Author Dima Zales
Dima
Zales is a full-time science fiction and fantasy author residing in Palm Coast,
Florida. Prior to becoming a writer, he worked in the software development
industry in New York as both a programmer and an executive. From high-frequency
trading software for big banks to mobile apps for popular magazines, Dima has
done it all. In 2013, he left the software industry in order to concentrate on
his writing career.


Dima
holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from NYU and a dual undergraduate
degree in Computer Science / Psychology from Brooklyn College. He also has a
number of hobbies and interests, the most unusual of which might be
professional-level mentalism. He simulates mind-reading on stage and close-up,
and has done shows for corporations, wealthy individuals, and friends.




He is
also into healthy eating and fitness, so he should live long enough to finish
all the book projects he starts. In fact, he very much hopes to catch the
technological advancements that might let him live forever (biologically or
otherwise). Aside from that, he also enjoys learning about current and future
technologies that might enhance our lives, including artificial intelligence,
biofeedback, brain-to-computer interfaces, and brain-enhancing implants.





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Giveaway
Author Dima Zales is giving away a complete signed copy of The Krinar Chronicles. You can enter to win via the Rafflecopter below. A winner will be randomly chosen December 28th, 2013!
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Monday, December 16, 2013

The Colourblind Chameleon

About the Book

The Colourful Chameleon by Laura Kantor and Sarah Ray

Title: The Coloublind Chameleon

Author: Laura Kantor

Illustrator: Sarah Ray

Publication Date: November 19, 2013

Publisher: Independent - Squidgy Face Books

Number of pages: 32

Recommended age: 2 to 7




Summary

Once there was a very special chameleon...

The Colourblind Chameleon is the debut title from up and coming author/illustrator duo Laura Kantor and Sarah Ray.

This is a colourful and imaginative tale of a chameleon who doesn't fit in with the rest. He realises that it's not just good to be different... it's a lot more fun!

Delight in the rhyming verses, vibrant colours and hilarious drawings as you are taken on a wonderful journey with a special little chameleon (wearing fabulous pants).


The Early Buzz

"This is a lovely book for children ..... Fun and bright, educational and with an underlying message....... It great that it teaches children about a chameleon changing colour and it also teaches children that it's OK to be different ! I love it ! The illustrations are fabulous too...... Funny and colourful." ~ 5 Star Review, diamondlil, Amazon
"An excellent debut. Engaging story with captivating illustrations. Good to see a childrens story with a real positive message." ~ 5 Star Review, Lucy, Goodreads

Purchase

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About the Author: Laura Kantor

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Laura Kantor up in Coventry, England, but has spent the last few years living overseas in Canada, Australia and now Singapore. In her free time she loves to travel, bake and write (of course). With a job in marketing, project management and a love for writing lists, Laura decided to self publish her own stories, and set up Squidgy Face Books in 2013 (www.squidgyfacebooks.com), teaming up with Sarah Ray who was the perfect illustrator to bring her stories to life. A year of very late nights and extremely long weekends later and their first release, The Colourblind Chameleon is ready to bring some colour and fun to squidgy faces around the world.


About the Illustrator: Sarah Ray

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Sarah Ray, the illustrator of The Colourblind Chameleon grew up in the Herefordshire countryside where she gathered lots of inspiration for her drawings. Animals feature frequently in her work and she enjoys giving them human attributes.

This is Sarah’s first children’s book, after working with a variety of clients on commissioned illustration. She also has her own range of award winning greeting’s cards which she sells across the UK, http:// www.sarahray.co.uk





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Friday, December 13, 2013

Release Day Party! The Migraine Mafia






Welcome to the Release Day Party


& Giveaway for


The Migraine

Mafia






By: Maia Sepp

Genre: Humor,

Contemporary,
Women's Fiction


Release Date: December 13th, 2013


















On paper,

Viive McBroome lives the perfect life--a key player in a fast-paced, technical field, one promotion away

from real success--but that's only if you ignore one little problem.





Sandwiched

between one migraine and the next, Viive's life is like those choose-your-own-adventure books you read

as a kid, only less fun and with a lot more drugs. And lately, as her bosses politely march her toward a

vacation that might never end, even the good days feel like a struggle for survival.








Faced with

frustration from her loved ones and the dark machinations of a new colleague, Viive feels herself getting

pulled under by guilt, apologies, and workplace shenanigans. But then she meets the Migraine Mafia, a

quirky, vibrant support group, and her fragile camouflage begins to crumble. She discovers that a room

full of strangers just might be able to change the way she views her illness--and realizes that if she doesn't

learn to ask for help, her health isn't the only thing she stands to lose.





Sometimes

painful, frequently hilarious, always entertaining, The Migraine Mafia is the story of one woman's life-
altering decision to thrive in the face of chronic illness.








Where to Purchase The Migraine

Mafia









iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-migraine-mafia/id770987433?mt=11





















About

the Author ~ Maia Sepp




Maia left the tech sector to write about sock thievery,

migraines, and...the tech sector.


The Sock Wars is her debut novel. The first

chapter of The Sock Wars was published as a short story/novel excerpt titled Irish Drinking Socks, and

became a Kobo bestselling short story. The Sock Wars has been a top-100 digital bestseller on Amazon,

Barnes and Noble, and the iBookstore, as well as a genre bestseller on Kobo.

Maia's next novel will be released in December 2013: The Migraine Mafia, a story about a nerdy

thirtysomething's quest to come to terms with a chronic illness.





Giveaways!



There are two giveaways for the Release Day Party...





Giveaway #1


Author Maia Sepp will be giving away a $50 Amazon gift card to a lucky winner via the

Rafflecopter below!







Giveaway #2



Plus, one lucky commentor at each stop will win an ecopy

of The Migraine Mafia. To enter to win simply leave a comment below. One commentor will

be randomly selected!








Good Luck!








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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Legendary Tour

The Chronicles of Giamo Durmius Stolo by Marshall Best
On Tour with Prism Book Tours...

The Legendary Tour


As the lighting blazed in a dancing, arcing column to the sky, a voice deep and powerful as thunder said, “My son, today my powers are bestowed upon you.”

This tour goes back to the age of legends. The author has taken a deep dive into rich history, bringing his love of fantasy with him. 



This was a fantastic book. It began as a stereotypical orphan story, about a boy and his dog, and then developed into something much deeper than that. I was impressed with the storyline. Guiamo is given plenty of opportunity to grow into an amazing person and I found myself feeling compassion toward him. This is a book that I believe my children would like in a few more years. 

This series has a VERY well developed plot and distinctive characters. I had an easy time keeping the characters straight and following the story.  There was plenty of imagery that inspired my imagination to really get involved with the book. I loved how the words and surroundings in the book kept in character for the time frame of the book. It took me a minute to get into that part... while I do well with history, I've forgotten a lot since high school. There was a glossary in the back of the book to help with that. It was impossible for me to put the book down. 






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Combining legitimate legends with actual historical events, Marshall Best weaves an epic story that portrays the ancient world as it might have been, a world which the ancient historians recorded as fact; a time when gods ruled the earth and strange creatures dominated the land. It is the era of civilized conquerors exploring distant and primitive new lands. Scant recordings left to us today only touch on the fringe of the fantastic and brutal reality that existed in those distant lands of the west. 


Into this age, young Guiamo enters the world stage as the great game-changer, and by his hand the gods and beasts become destined to disappear into myth and legend.




The Chronicles:



Guiamo (The Chronicles of Guiamo Durmius Stolo, #1)Guiamo

In 60 B.C., ten-year-old Guiamo Durmius Stolo, an exceptionally gifted Roman orphan, is abandoned in Gaul . Left to fend for himself, Guiamo is set onto a path of legend. Recognized by the gods as having world-changing talents, he is given a weapon that changes his destiny and the world’s forever. 







Cumoro (The Chronicles of Guiamo Durmius Stolo, #2)


Guiamo Durmius Stolo sails in 55 B.C. with Rome’s 7th Legion as Julius Caesar invades Britain. But Caesar has not before encountered the Fomori, a dominion of wicked creatures which wage war against the human inhabitants and dominate much of Britain. Armed with his god-made spear, Guiamo joins with the tribal kings against their Fomori foe when Caesar departs. 








Having destroyed the Fomori in Britain , Guiamo Durmius Stolo decides in 51 B.C. to bring the Cruthin people, once slaves to the Fomori, to Ireland , but encounters the Fomori who reside there as well. Guiamo discovers that the gods venerated by the Druids are unworthy. The gods are displeased with him and begin to work against him.




In 50 B.C. Guiamo Durmius Stolo finds himself victor over the detested Fomori whose leader, Cichol, is slain and those few who survived are scattered. Guiamo explores the secret places where Cichol kept his most important secrets and discovers there the treasures of Cichol's master, the goddess Domnu.


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The Author:


Marshall BestMarshall Best is an avid reader, father of six and business owner. In the past several years he has found his love of writing as well. What began as a desire to write a story for his children has evolved into a nine book series.

Marshall has done extensive research into the history behind the legends, people and places of England, Scotland and Ireland involved in his books. He loves being able to weave real people and legends into his stories making them come alive. He is definitely a writer that tends to the details often mapping out timetables, calendars, geneologies, etc. that pertain to his book to ensure that it is as realistic as possible. 



Marshall also enjoys putting real life issues into his books, delving into a bit of philosophy while entertaining with orcs, dragons, magic and battles. He is someone who loves a grand adventure but makes sure it's not a shallow one.





Tour-Wide Giveaway:


-One print set signed by author – world wide giveaway
-One complete e-book set – codes provided to smashwords
-Two winners: e-book of Cumoro and a $5 Amazon gift card each
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12/5: Mythical Books 
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Tumbleweed Christmas

About the Book

Tumbleweed Christmas by Beverly Stowe McClureTitle: Tumbleweed Christmas

Author: Beverly Stowe McClure

Publication Date: July 20, 2013 (original pub. date - August 28, 2011)

Publisher: 4RV Publishing LLC

Number of pages: 24

Recommended age: 3+

Summary (Back Cover): Christmas is the time for miracles, but sometimes a child must make her own miracle and one for her siblings.


Purchase

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The Buzz

"Through the storytelling of Beverly Stowe McClure and the book illustrations of Bridget McKenna, the reader is drawn to feel the pain of poverty and choices that must be made due to economic circumstance. We are drawn into Jackie's world by her giving spirit and root for her every word of the way. And when all is said and done ... We, too, believe in the miracle of a Tumbleweed Christmas. Timely for the season and its reason, but also gives us reason to keep the Spirit of Christmas alive year 'round." ~ 5 Star Review, Ruth C., Amazon
"I can't think of a sweeter tale of the season than Tumbleweed Christmas." ~ 5 Star Review, Cheryl M., Amazon
"This is a delightful 24 page book which shows the reader about selflessness. Many parent's give up much to make things work when they don't have a lot of money, and being creative is certainly a key in such situations. Jackie gave up what was dear to her the most to be able to give gifts to her family so they had something to open on Christmas day. In many ways, gift giving has gone out of control. The most expensive items are not necessarily the best. Sometimes it's the handmade items or drawings that come from the heart that are truly memorable. A gift from the heart is what truly matters most, and it doesn't have to be much. Children and parent's alike will enjoy this story because it touches upon one of the best gifts in the world that we can give--LOVE!" ~ 5 Star Review, Children's Book Reviewer, Amazon

About the Author: Beverly Stowe McClure

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Beverly Stowe McClure is a former teacher turned writer. When she was a kid, writing was the last thing on her mind. She loved music and played clarinet in the junior high and high school bands. She also was a majorette. She still plays the piano to relax. Her cats don’t appreciate good music, however, and run and hide when she tickles the ivories.

She lives in the country with Patches and Tiger (the cats), along with a variety of wild critters that stop by for a handout. Next to her sons, grandchildren, and great-grands, writing is her passion and joy. She also enjoys researching her family roots and snapping pictures of clouds, flowers, deer and birds, especially the roadrunner that visits on occasion and the hummingbirds that she feeds.


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Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Beverly Stowe McClure and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions - feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.
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Monday, December 2, 2013

The Shadow of the Unicorn Book Blast

About the Book

The Shadow of the UnicornTitle: The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy (The Shadow of the Unicorn, Book #1)

Author: Suzanne de Montigny

Publication Date: December 4, 2012

Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing

Number of pages: 157

Recommended age: 9+




Summary

A loud, hissing sound filled the air. The unicorns looked up, their eyes filled with horror.

Azaria, a unicorn colt, is intrigued when the young clairvoyant dinosaur, Darius, foresees a terrifying change in the world. When a giant fireball smashes into the earth, the unicorns struggle to survive the hurricanes and starvation that follow. Danger of a more sinister nature threatens when the creatures-that-walk-on-two-legs settle in the valley and their leader, Ishmael, discovers the healing power of the unicorns’ horns. Azaria, now a young stallion, must use his wits to save the herd from complete extinction.
* #1 in the Animals in their World list on Goodreads Listopia *
* #1 in the Christmas Stocking Stuffers list on Goodreads Listopia *
Global gold
Winner of the 2013 Global E-book Award for Best Fantasy/Alternate History

Book Trailer


The Buzz

"Kudos to Ms. de Montigny for writing an original variation on the fantasy epic--unicorns intermingling with dinosaurs! The book's themes include the humane and environmental concerns that Watership Down and the films of Hayao Miyazaki have in common. If you have a middle grader or are just young at heart, pick up The Shadow Of The Unicorn." ~ 5 Star Review, Stuart W., Amazon
"The Shadow of the Unicorn is a must-read for all unicorn lovers, but even more so for the ones, like my self, who hadn't read anything about them yet. It is a thrilling and encouraging story about a young unicorn that has to save his herd after a meteor nearly destroyed their environment and killed the dinosaurs. Suzanne de Montigny created a compelling universe with believable characters and a great adventure story to challenge them with. While the story finishes in this book, I can't wait to read about the new adventures the unicorns will face.." ~ 5 Star Review, Antje H., Amazon
"This story pulled me in with a beautiful portrayal of a time and place where unicorns and dinosaurs live side by side. It moved me forward with unexpected twist and turns (a requirement in any good story). I found it hard to put the book down and was totally engaged in seeing the young characters (unicorns and dinosaurs) survive and grow because of the challenges they faced." ~ 5 Star Review, NW Harris, Amazon
"I just finished reading The Shadow of the Unicorn. What a story teller Suzanne de Montigny is. She combined unicorns with dinosaurs and spun a tail of magic that kept me turning the pages, not to mention throwing in an evil that came in the form of a human! What an enjoyable story - and here I thought these mystic animals were extinct. I just didn't know what to look for!" ~ 5 Star Review, Penny E., Amazon
"What a delightfully unique book. Unicorns and dinosaurs facing changing conditions. Darius is a young dinosaur capable of seeing the future. Azaria is a young unicorn who becomes a friend and learns from Darius. Yes, there are humans in this book. They are the villains of the story. Greedy beasts. I think both boys and girls will love this story. Very quick paced and easy to read. A delightful story, and I look forward to more from this author." ~ 5 Star Review, DM Lawrence, Amazon

Purchase

*Half of all proceeds go to the Third World Eye Care Society, a group of eye specialists who travel to third world countries with thousands of pairs of glasses and perform eye surgery for free.*

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About the Author: Suzanne de Montigny

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Suzanne de Montigny wrote her first unicorn story at the age of twelve. Several years later, she discovered it in an old box in the basement, thus reigniting her love affair with unicorns. The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy, is her first novel. Suzanne lives in Burnaby, B.C. with the three loves of her life – her husband and two boys.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

The SockKids Meet Lincoln Tour

The SockKids Meet Lincoln

About the Book


Title: The SockKids™ Meet Lincoln

Authors: Michael John Sullivan and Susan

Petrone

Illustrator: SugarSnail

Publication Date: August 14, 2013 

Publisher: Independent

Pages: 40 (print)

Recommended Age: 3 to 8

Summary (Amazon):

Where do our missing socks go? Readers find out in our children’s series, The

SOCKKIDS. We follow the Socker family through many adventures; from encountering the

slobbery mouth of the family dog to meeting Santa as he comes down the chimney on Christmas

Eve to helping a fireman save a baby to the most shy Socker going to the school dance for the

first time. Thanks to the time-travel opportunities afforded by the spin cycle of the washer, they

learn about some of the most important humans in the world. Children two and up and their

parents will be drawn to the diversity of the family and the universal and timeless lessons they

teach: don’t be afraid of new experiences; treat others as you would like to be treated, and of

course, beware of the spin cycle!



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(I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review)

This was a very creatively written book with excellent, vivid pictures.  (Gorgeous pictures. They were vibrantly colored and really stood out to my kids. We found a lot to talk about in them. I feel like they really kept the attention of the little ones.) My children (aged 4 & 5) seemed to understand the significance of the different colored socks with little prompting and it led to a fantastic, age-appropriate discussion about race and Lincoln. I hope there are more books by this author that open up discussion about history in the same way this one did for my family. 




The Buzz


"I love the creativity of the story as well as the many lessons

that can be discussed after reading this, including President Lincoln and what he stood for. (I

enjoy books that allow you to start a dialog with children who read them, and this book does not

disappoint.) The book is easy to read, which makes it appealing because children can read it with

an adult or on their own. I even giggled a few times while reading this, and any story that can

put a smile on someone's face has my approval!." ~ 5-Star

Review from ksen, Amazon

"A unique, well written, highly creative story, bringing socks to

life in this sweet tale of a family of socks who time travel through the washing machine. Laundry

never sounded so colorful and fun, with the added bonus of teaching children about history in an

amusing, loveable and magical way. Intertwining well developed characters, plus a real historical

figure (Abraham Lincoln) in a story that will not only introduce children to this president, but

also teaches them what Lincoln stood for, and the lessons that will resonate with adults so they

may be able to share this time in history with a young child (children) in their life, creating

reading memories they will always treasure. The SockKids is beautifully illustrated, colorful and

the cute Socker images will bring a smile to your face, and the dialogue is sure to elicit laughter

from both the reader and the child. " ~ 5-Star review from

Selena Robins, Amazon

"The SockKids Meet Lincoln is a fun way to introduce young

kids to an important historical period and figure. The tone is lighthearted yet informative--

perfect for the target age group. I found myself chuckling along too! I've always wondered

where my socks went when they disappeared..." ~ 5-Star review from A. MacLean,

Amazon

"This is an adorable story with a wonderful message. I loved the

illustrations, so colorful, every child will love these pictures and love this story. We all have lost

socks in the washing machine and how cute to picture them talking to each other. I also loved the

journey to Lincoln and how it didn't matter to him what color the socks were, his didn't match, a

hidden message which you will have to read the story to find out what all that means. I hope to

see many other wonderful sockkids adventures from Mr. Sullivan. I would give this more than

5 stars!" ~ 5-Star review from Cynthia A. Springsteen, Amazon </ span>



About The Authors: Michael John Sullivan & Susan Petrone

Michael John Sullivan
Michael John Sullivan





Michael John Sullivan is the creator of

the SockKids. Constantly searching for his socks, he wondered

whether the missing foot comforters had found another pair of feet to warm. Before his interest

in socks, Sullivan started writing his first novel while homeless, riding a NYC subway train at

night. Sullivan returned to his subway notes in 2007 and began writing Necessary

Heartbreak: A Novel of Faith and Forgiveness
(Simon & Schuster,

Gallery Books imprint). Library Journal named Necessary Heartbreak one of the year’s best in

2010. His second novel, Everybody’s Daughter (Fiction Studio

Books, 2012) was named one of the best books of 2012 by TheExaminer.com. Sullivan has

written articles about the plight of homelessness for CNN.com, The Washington Post.com,

Beliefnet.com, the Huffington Post, and America Online’s Patch.com service.
Susan Petrone
Susan Petrone



Susan Petrone’s short fiction has been

published by Glimmer Train, Featherproof Books, The Cleveland Review, Muse, Conclave, and

Whiskey Island. Her first novel, A Body at Rest, was published

in 2009 (Drinian Press). Her short story, Monster Jones Wants to Creep You

Out
(Conclave,2010) was nominated for a 2011 Pushcart Prize. She also writes

about her beloved Cleveland Indians at ItsPronouncedLajaway.com for ESPN.com’s SweetSpot

network. In addition, she is a regular contributor to Cool Cleveland.com.



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*** The SockKids™ Meet Lincoln Blog Tour Giveaway ***


SockKids Grand Prize Blog Tour

Prize: There will be a Grand Prize

consisting of a $25 Amazon gift card (or PayPal cash) + a SockKids t-shirt. There will also be

four secondary prizes consisting of a SockKids t-shirt.

Contest runs: November 5 to

December 2, 11:59 pm, 2013

Open: Worldwide

How to enter: Enter using the

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