Monday, July 21, 2014

Making Milestones Giveaway 220$+ prize pack M.O.O.N

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Beaded Sequin Tote filled w/ Jewelry Making Package*
5 Pairs of Sterling Silver and Crystal Ear Studs
 Total Package ARV: $220
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$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

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Stone of Thieves Book Blitz and Giveaway


 About the Book:

Stone of Thieves by Diane J Reed
Published May 8th, 2014
Published by Bandits Ranch Books, LLC
Genre: New Adult Romance


Synopsis for Stone of Thieves, book 2 in the Robbin’ Hearts Series, a sensual, stand-alone new adult romance with sex & the sequel to Robin in the Hood (readership for ages 17+):
The Stone of Thieves . . . for centuries its magnetic draw has twisted the hearts of ambitious men and women with the promise of power, passion, and intrigue until it fell into the hands of unlikely thieves Robin and her boyfriend Creek. But can they steal their destiny away from the curse that pursues this magnificent ruby heart? As the stone begins to spread its sorcery, Robin races to find her long-lost mother in Italy in the hopes of discovering the truth about her unique gypsy heritage and the ruby heart that is rumored to steal souls. Yet when the desire for this stone by powerful members of her family threatens their very lives, Creek decides to take matters into his own hands to protect Robin, his greatest treasure of all . . .

Synopsis for Robin in the Hood, book 1 in the Robbin’ Hearts Series, a heartwarming YA romance with a steamy edge but no sex (readership for ages 15+):


“Is it any wonder I became a bank robber?”
But she never dreamed she’d fall in love…
Wealthy high school student Robin McArthur thinks she has it all figured out when it comes to bilking her work-a-holic dad for guilt money as a substitute for his genuine affection. Until one day he suffers a stroke at his law office, and she learns the brutal truth—
     They’re broke.
     Her stepmom has skipped the country.
     And everyone from bankers to bookies has lined up in her dad’s hospital room to collect on the millions he’s racked up in debt.
     Panicked and desperate, Robin figures she has two choices: either surrender to the pestering caseworker and live in a skanky foster home, or take a chance and sneak her dad out of the hospital to make a run for it. Little does she know that stealing a car and hitting the road means that before the day is through, she will rob her first bank.
     Now an outlaw, Robin finds a backwoods trailer park to hide her dad from authorities where she encounters Creek, a bad-boy in crime who first steals her money and then steals her heart. The two of them embark on a round of increasingly dangerous heists to provide for their motley trailer park neighbors. But what Robin hadn’t counted on is the way these hardscrabble people begin to embrace her and become the first real family she’s ever known. And along the way, worldly-wise Creek teaches her how to develop a genuine relationship with her dad based on the hard truths of their lives instead of his past lies. As Robin and Creek’s criminal journey forces them to make gut-wrenching choices, they soon begin to discover that people are more precious than pocketbooks, and true love means opening your heart to the kinds of treasures money can’t buy.
Synopsis for the Robbin’ Hearts Series:
Robin McArthur never dreamed her family would go broke—or that she’d start robbing banks to provide for those she loves and wants to protect. Along the way, she falls for Creek, her bad-boy partner in crime who teaches her far more than she ever dreamed about matters of the heart. But can love heal the cracks in Robin’s soul after she learns the truth about her family’s dark secrets? Once Robin becomes an outlaw with Creek, it’s impossible to hide from reality anymore, and their lives transform into a sensual and magical adventure as they uncover the mysteries of what it means to find your true identity—and to fall in love . . .
Robin in the Hood: Book 1 in the Robbin’ Hearts Series
Stone of Thieves: Book 2 in the Robbin’ Hearts Series
Sherwood’s End: Book 3 in the Robbin’ Hearts Series (coming in fall 2014)
 Diane J. Reed has a Ph.D. in English and a lifelong passion for books—both popular, forgotten and literary—as long as they touch her soul and make her want to tuck them under her pillow at night to remember them in her dreams. She writes novels that are infused with enchantment, where characters dare to break through boundaries and believe in true love. She also has a soft spot for artisans and outlaws of the heart, those who burn brightly to live each day as a gift—because it is! In addition, Diane J. Reed has conducted 13 interviews with the cast of the hit TV show Once Upon a Time. Feel free to visit Diane J. Reed’s website at www.banditsranch.com to share your love of books and the whispers of your spirit.
Author Email: banditsranch@juno.com
Author Website: www.banditsranch.com
Grand Prize Package of  (1) a Stone of Thieves tote bag, (2) a $25 Amazon gift card, (3) paperback copies of Stone of Thieves & Robin in the Hood—the first 2 books in the Robbin' Hearts series, (4) a Gypsy Oracle Fortune Telling Deck, (5) Zhena Gypsy Chocolate Chai Tea, & (6) a crystal Ruby Heart (see attached photo).


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Secrets of Hallstead House by Amy M. Reade Book Tour




Secrets of Hallstead House
 Amy M. Reade
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Date of Publication: July 17, 2014
eISBN-13: 978-1-60183-299-3
eISBN-10: 1-60183-299-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-60183-300-6
ISBN-10: 1-60183-300-8
Number of pages: appr. 273
Word Count: appr. 82,000
Formats available: ebook, print-on-demand

Macy Stoddard had hoped to ease the grief of losing her parents in a fiery car crash by accepting a job as a private nurse to the wealthy and widowed Alexandria Hallstead. But her first sight of Summerplace is of a dark and forbidding home. She quickly finds its winding halls and shadowy rooms filled with secrets and suspicions. Alex seems happy to have Macy’s help, but others on the island, including Alex’s sinister servants and hostile relatives, are far less welcoming. Watching eyes, veiled threats...slowly, surely, the menacing spirit of Hallstead Island closes in around Macy. And she can only wonder if her story will become just one of the many secrets of Hallstead House...

Available at Amazon

Amy M. Reade is a debut author of romantic suspense. A native of upstate New York, she grew up in the Thousand Islands region and was inspired by the natural beauty of that area to write her first novel, Secrets of  Hallstead House. She now lives in New Jersey with her husband, three children, a Bouvier des Flandres named Orly, and two rescued cats who refuse to answer to their names of Porthos and Athos. Upon graduation from Cornell University and Indiana University School of Law, Amy practiced law in New York City, but soon discovered that her dream job was writing. In addition to volunteering with school, church, and community groups, Amy is currently working on her second novel, set in the area around Charleston, South Carolina. Though Amy lives within sight of the Atlantic Ocean, she is partial to the blue waters of the Pacific and spends as much time as possible on the Big Island of Hawaii, which is the setting of her as-yet-unwritten third novel.

Website: http://www.amymreade.com

Blog: http://amreade.wordpress.com

Twitter: @readeandwrite

FB: http://www.facebook.com/amreadeauthor

Kensington website: http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/author.aspx/29480


The Infinity Program by Richard H. Hardy book Tour

 Publisher:  Camel Press (March 23, 2014)
Category: Science Fiction, Techno-Thriller, Thriller for the Digital Age
ISBN: 13: 978-1-60381-933-6
Tour Dates: June 23-August 1, 2014
Available in: Print and ebook, 250 Pages

Jon Graeme and Harry Sale are unlikely friends. Harry is a world-class programmer, but his abrasive personality alienates co-workers. In contrast, Jon is a handsome and easy-going technical writer, the low man on the IT totem pole.

Sharing a love of nature, the men set out together, planning to go their separate ways–Jon on a hike and Harry, fly fishing. Three days later, Jon arrives at the rendezvous point, but his friend is nowhere in sight. When Jon finds Harry unconscious on the floor of a cave, Harry claims to have been lying there the entire time. But he is neither cold nor hungry. What Jon doesn’t know is that Harry fell into an underground cavern, where he came into contact with an alien quantum computer.

Back at work, Harry jettisons his regular tasks and concentrates exclusively on inventing a new operating language to access the alien system. In the process he crashes his company’s Super Computer and is fired. Jon convinces the company to give Harry a second chance, arguing that the system he has invented will make them millions.

Jon has no idea what havoc Harry is about to unleash.

Cassandra's Review-  High tech with a slight romance intertwined.  You will be able to understand and follow this book as one of the characters is not highly tech functional.  This is more geared for a technical person who loves a bit of mystery.   
I was born at home in Glasgow, Scotland during a week of relentless bombing raids just before the close of World War II.  The day I was born an incendiary bomb fell on the church across the street from where we lived.  I guess I entered the world with a big adrenalin rush.

My family later moved to England and then on to America. I learned quickly what it was like to be a stranger in a strange land.  Like so many immigrants I developed the reflexive habit of stepping back and watching, looking at the world through the wrong end of a telescope. All in all, it was a great beginning for someone who would become a writer.

I followed a path typical of so many writers.  After college I bounced through a series of temporary jobs as I traveled around the country.  I wasn’t interested in a career; all I wanted was to write.  I produced dozens of short stories and at least a half dozen botched attempts at novels.  Finally, I met a wonderful woman who became my wife.  I got a job driving a library van and spent much of my free time writing short stories and working on a novel.  When I couldn’t sell my novel, I took a long look at myself.  I had no career and no prospects.  I decided it was time to turn things around.

My wife and I moved to New Hampshire and I got an entry level job at a software company.  I was soon promoted to the technical writing department and ended up writing over 500,000 words of online documentation.  After a few years in technical writing I was promoted to the programming department and ended up the Senior EDI Programmer, creating EDI maps and writing UNIX scripts and troubleshooting on AIX systems throughout the US and Canada.

I started writing again when I retired.   I decided to write the kind of book that I would enjoy reading — a book that was entertaining and had a strong story, clear writing, interesting characters, and unexpected twists.  The title of this book is The Infinity Program.  It was published on April 1, 2014 by the Camel Press.  The book is about a 60 million year old computer system, a world class systems programmer by the name of Harry Sale, and an alien program that might just change the world forever.

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