Thursday, March 12, 2015

Empty Cup Blog Tour and Giveaway




Title: Empty Cup
Publication date: November 3, 2014
Publisher: Rebelight Publishing Inc.
Author: Suzanne Costigan


Mom’s new boyfriend is creepy.

On the night of her seventeenth birthday, Raven finds out he isn’t just creepy, he’s dangerous. He leaves Raven broken and bleeding, but Mom blames her for what happened. She kicks Raven out of the house with nothing but a blanket to protect her from a frigid winter night.

Alone.

Devastated.

Abandoned.

As Raven struggles with the aftermath of the ultimate betrayal, she seeks solace in her imagination and a teacher who seems to understand her situation. She ultimately discovers that her world won’t change if she relies upon someone else to do it. Real change begins within.


“…Sure to prompt reflection and provocative discussions on important issues.”
-Allan Stratton, author of Leslie’s Journal

“Not an easy story, but an important one. Compelling, powerful, and engaging.”
-Eric Walters, author of Power Play. Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23633766-empty-cup?from_search=true

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Suzanne Costigan is a child welfare advocate, supporting high risk children in her home, and an active member of the Winnipeg writing community. Empty Cup is her first novel.

Connect with the Author: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Winner will be drawn March 27, 2015 · Two (2) winners will received a physical copy of Empty Cup by Suzanne Costigan (US/Canada) · Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Empty Cup by Suzanne Costigan (INT) a Rafflecopter giveaway

"Nice Horrible Things" $100 -$50-$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway 3 winners!



This is not the fake, Hollywood-style Sleepy Hollow American television series. This is the true, terrifying story.

Hollow Blood! Book One of the debut Sleepy Hollow Horrors by Austin Dragon. Ichabod Crane is dead! Everyone knows it. The Horseman took him—like so many others—one dark night in 1790. All that remained of the town’s amiable schoolmaster was his hat on the side of the road, with a shattered pumpkin beside it. But soon the fearful townspeople of Sleepy Hollow realized that the terrifying Horseman, that haunted their region for ages, had also disappeared, inexplicably, after that night. They were free!

That was 10 years ago. And a lone stranger has come to their quiet town. He is friendly enough, well-mannered, educated, but there is a secret about this man—he is not what he seems. Suspicions grow. The whispers of gossip begin. All of Sleepy Hollow is soon turned upside-down when they learn the truth. It is only the beginning, as they find themselves in the path of his black vengeance, his hunt for the foul murderer of Ichabod Crane. This stranger threatens not only their lives by his presence, but their very souls by bringing about the return of the hellish Headless Horseman!

For Sleepy Hollow, will death be upon them all!


Austin Dragon’s After Eden Series includes Thy Kingdom Fall (Book #1), Stars and Scorpions (Book #2), the last release Rising Leviathan (Book #3), and the companion novella, Metal Flesh (After Eden Series: Tek-Fall, Episode I).

He is a native New Yorker, but has called Los Angeles, California home for the last twenty years. Words to describe him, in no particular order: U.S. Army; English teacher; one-time resident of Paris; political junkie; movie buff; campaign manager and staffer of presidential and gubernatorial campaigns; Fortune 500 corporate recruiter; renaissance man; dreamer.
Upcoming Books

Since 2013, Austin has been only writing his science fiction and international After Edenthriller series–a provocative mix of politics, religion and intrigue set over seventy years in the future. March 30, 2015 his Sleepy Hollow Horrors debut with Hollow Blood and The Devil’s Patch; and his After Eden Series continues with Hell’s Menagerie (After Eden Series: Tek-Fall, Episode II). More science fiction and new thrillers in mystery, fantasy, and YA dystopia upcoming this year!

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M9B Two for Thursday Book Blitz: Praefatio by Georgia McBride and Of Breakable Things by A. Lynden Rolland with Giveaway #T4T

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Hello and welcome to this week’s Two for Thursday Book Blitz #T4T
presented by Month9books/Tantrum Books!
Today, we will be showcasing two titles that may tickle your fancy,
and we’ll share what readers have to say about these titles!
You just might find your next read!
This week, #T4T presents to you:
Praefatio by Georgia McBride and Of Breakable Things by A. Lynden Rolland
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
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Seventeen-year-old Grace Ann Miller is no ordinary runaway…
After having been missing for weeks, Grace is found on the estate of international rock star Gavin Vault, half-dressed and yelling for help. Over the course of twenty-four hours Grace holds an entire police force captive with incredulous tales of angels, demons, and war; intent on saving Gavin from lockup and her family from worry over her safety.
Authorities believe that Grace is ill, suffering from Stockholm Syndrome, the victim of assault and a severely fractured mind. Undeterred, Grace reveals the secret existence of dark angels on earth, an ancient prophecy and a wretched curse steeped in Biblical myth. Grace’s claims set into motion an ages-old war, resulting in blood, death and the loss of everything that matters. But are these the delusions of an immensely sick girl, or could Grace’s story actually be true?
Praefatio is Grace’s account of weeks on the run, falling in love and losing everything but her faith. When it’s sister against brother, light versus darkness, corrupt police officers, eager doctors and accusing journalists, against one girl with nothing but her word as proof: who do you believe?


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What Readers are Saying:
“With Praefatio, Georgia McBride proves that you can take any genre to a higher level. This is teen fantasy at its most entertaining, most heartbreaking, most compelling. Highly recommended.” –Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author.
 
“This story kicks ass. No joke, all nepotism aside, I’m an angel convert after having read Praefatio. This proves my theory, by the way, that if a story is written well it can reach across the aisle and grab even the most cynical or perhaps reluctant reader.” – Caroline – Author

“An intense, but powerful young adult fantasy that you utterly become immersed in from the moment you start reading it.” – Grace – Books of Love

“You’re in for a wild ride. This was worth the time, for sure.” – Cassie – Happy Book Lovers

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Georgia McBride
Georgia loves a good story. Whether it’s writing her own, or publishing someone else’s, story is at the heart of everything Georgia does. Founder of Month9Books, YALITCHAT.ORG and the weekly #yalitchat on Twitter, Georgia spends most of her days writing, editing, or talking about books. That is, of course, when she is not blasting really loud music or reading. She lives in North Carolina with four dogs, a frog, a parrot, 2 kids, parents and a husband. PRAEFATIO is her first novel.
Author Links:  Website | Twitter | Facebook 

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A captivating debut about the fragility of life, love, and perspective.
When Chase dies tragically, Alex embraces her own mortality. What she didn’t expect was that she’d have to make a choice: forget the years of pain and suffering once and for all, or linger as a spirit and get another chance at life and love.
Alex doesn’t hesitate to choose; she’d follow Chase anywhere. But the spirit world is nothing like she expected, and Alex finds she’s forced to fight for her life once more. For even in a world where secrets are buried much deeper than six feet under, a legacy can continue to haunt you—and in a place this dangerous, no one is resting in peace.
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What Readers are Saying:
“The final chapters had me at the edge of my seat!” – Victoria – Goodreads Reviewer

“Of Breakable Things is a story of hurt, raw emotions, love, and incredible strength of mind and soul.” – Bèbè – Spiced Latte Reads

“The ending itself was so intense and action packed I really wish there was more of that throughout the book!” – Ang – Ang is Good with Books

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A. Lynden Rolland was born and raised in a picturesque town obsessed with boats and blue crabs. She has always been intrigued by the dramatic and the broken, compiling her eccentric tales of tragic characters in a weathered notebook she began to carry in grade school. She is a sports fanatic, a coffee addict, and a lover of Sauvignon Blanc and thunderstorms. When she isn’t hunched behind a laptop at her local bookstore, she can be found chasing her two vivacious children. She resides in Maryland with her husband and young sons.

Author Links:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Giveaway
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Giveaway Information: – Winner will be drawn March 12, 2015


  • Two (2) winners will receive a digital copy of Praefatio by Georgia McBride and Of Breakable Things by A. Lynden Rolland (INT)








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Loki Pendant Necklace giveaway




This giveaway is hosted by Elora from Out My Front Door and Robin the designer behind Northern Lights Bridal, and cohosted by Raewyn of Be a Warrior Queen, Nina from The Grand Adventures of Me, Cassandra from Cassandra M's Place, Kerry from Kerry's Habitat, Natalie from Natalie Patalie, and Tiffany from Endless Bliss. We are so excited about this giveaway! One 'I am Loki' Loki Pendant Necklace is the prize. The giveaway ends at 12 am on the 20th! You can check out Robin's Etsy shop here.
You can also check out Elora's review of her work in a post she wrote after she bought some pieces for last year's Christmas!a Rafflecopter giveaway