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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Virtual Tour Author: Bob Freeman Featured Book: Shadows Over Somerset

Virtual Tour Author: Bob Freeman Featured Book: Shadows Over Somerset
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BobFreemanAbout Bob Freeman: Bob Freeman doesn’t just write and draw occult detectives, he’s also a card carrying paranormal adventurer who founded Nightstalkers of Indiana in 1983. A lifelong student of witchcraft, magic, and religion, Bob’s studies are reflected in his art, both as an author and illustrator. Bob lives in rural Indiana with his wife Kim and son Connor. He can be found online at occultdetective.com  


Author Links: Website: www.occultdetective.com 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorbobfreeman
Twitter: @OccultDetective

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Shadows Over Somerset Book Synopsis: Michael Somers is brought to Cairnwood, an isolated manor in rural Indiana, to sit at the deathbed of a grandfather he never knew existed. He soon finds himself drawn into a strange and esoteric world filled with werewolves, vampires, witches… and a family curse that dates back to fourteenth century Scotland. In the sleepy little town of Somerset, an ancient evil awakens, hungering for blood and vengeance… and if Michael is to survive he must face his inner demons and embrace his family’s dark past. Shadows Over Somerset is the first Cairnwood Manor Novel.


My Thoughts: This was a fantastic read. I loved the old feel to this story and yet it was modern day Indiana. This was a a shorter read but the detail in this book was amazing. It had Vampires, Witches, werewolves, curses. It was a fast paced well written book, that had an old world horror feel. Thank goodness this is book one, I look forward to escaping back into this world and see what evils await.

My Rating: 4 out of 5

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  Tour Schedule and Activities 8/25 Jess Resides Here Interview 8/25 I Smell Sheep Interview 8/25 Beauty in Ruins Guest Post 8/25 Shells Interviews Guest Post 8/26 The Cabin Goddess Review 8/26 Kentucky Geek Girl Top Ten List 8/26 The Official Writing Blog of Deedee Davies Top Ten List 8/27 Stuart Conover's Author Page Interview 8/27 Blog of Sheila Deeth Post on Art 8/27 Deal Sharing Aunt Top Tens List 8/28 Horror Delve Top Tens List 8/28 SBM Book Obsession Guest Post 8/28 Armand Rosamilia, Horror Author Guest Post 8/28 Willow's Author Love Top Tens List 8/29 Bookishly Me Review 8/29 The Rage Circus Vs. The Soulless Void Interview 8/29 Azure Dwarf Guest Post 8/29 Vampires, Witches, and me, oh my Guest Post 8/30 Sapphyria's Book Reviews Top Tens List 8/30 Bee's Knees Reviews Review 8/30 A Haunted Head Interview 8/31 Horror Tree Guest Post 8/31 The Rage Circus Vs. The Soulless Void Review 8/31 Seers, Seraphs, Immortals and more! Interview

Amazon Links for Shadows Over Somerset:

  Kindle Version: http://www.amazon.com/Shadows-Over-Somerset-Cairnwood-Manor-ebook/dp/B00L9UYHKE 

  Print Version: http://www.amazon.com/Shadows-Over-Somerset-Bob-Freeman/dp/1941706118

eBook being reviewed was provided for an honest review, and that no compensation was provided.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Crymsyn Hart: Death’s Dance Guest Post


I am please to welcome Crymsyn Hart as a guest today. She takes the time to talk about writing and her process. Welcome welcome. 

The Process

In a little over a month, I’m heading to a new writer’s convention in Louisville, KY called Imaginarium. Because I’m preparing to go I’ve had to order stock so I can (hopefully) sell my books. Along with the other swag that I have and a few other things I still have to get. However, the first of my books showed up yesterday all neatly stacked and smelling like heaven. It was like being in a bookstore and inhaling the sweet perfume of paper. Sadly, I have never seen my book on a shelf in a large bookstore, but I’ve come to terms with that these past many years.
However, that doesn’t break my excitement when I see my books in print. Let’s face it, I suspect that it’s every author’s dream or to get a publishing contact that will net the a million dollars. If only it were that easy.

Writing is not an easy job. It can suck the life out of you. It can leave you emotionally broken and half-crazy because of something your characters did and you didn’t know about at the time you plotted your novel. Writing can show you the twists and turns of your imagination that you never knew existed. And that’s all in the first page.

But writing is also a job.

I think some people forget that.

Once you finish the first draft you have to go back and edit, shredding the pages you poured your heart into. Then once you edit the book you have to find a publisher, agent, or self publish. If you go my route, the indie one, then you wait on being accepted, agonizing over if they will like the book. And then you get the rejection and are devastated. Don’t stop there. Move onto the next one and then you get the acceptance. Joy. Elation. You have been validated for all your long hard hours of working. The late nights staring at the blinking cursor on the unforgiving white screen have all been worth it. Next it goes to an editor and (assuming you get a good one) then you child comes back to you battered and bruised by red ink and comments off to the side. You cry and curse the editor because what do they know about your work. Nevertheless, you toil through the edits and realize that sometimes the editor is your friend and knows what they are doing, but it doesn’t mean that you don’t secretly hate them for touching your baby.

Once the edits are done and the book is polished, then it hits the markets. Then the dreaded, marketing (which I freely admit is not my strong point). What do you do then?

·         Blog.

·         Beg friends to buy the book.

·         Beg strangers to buy the book.

·         Beg friends and strangers to blog about the book.

·         Tweet constantly about it and all the links you can get the book.

·         Facebook the hell out of it in groups (basically again begging people to buy your book)

·         Pin the cover to Pinterest board

·         Beg some more strangers to buy your book.

·         Watch the Amazon ranking constantly to see if the book is selling.

·         Obsess on Goodreads to sees what reviews or stars have come in.

·         Update your website

·         Tell your waitress at your local breakfast stop you have a book out.

·         Tell everyone you know.

·         When that is all done you jump up and down at the royalties that come in because it’s official.

·         You’re a true published author.

Then you join convention to do some more marketing and meet some interesting people and make great connections and do some schmoozing to sell more books. All the while you are writing your next book hoping it will become a best seller.

Once that is done, the process begins all over again.

In this whole process I’m in several stages. Getting ready for a con. Editing a book to send to a publisher. Blogging to promote a book. Writing another book and courting another new publisher, hoping they want it.

So the process never really ends. It just depends on where you are.
Oh....yeah. I forgot.

Buy my
book. :-)



Death’s Dance Buy Links:
Amazon           Barnes & Noble          Kobo




To find out more about Crymsyn:

Twitter: @crymsynhart



About Crymsyn Hart:  Crymsyn Hart is a national bestselling author of over seventy paranormal romance and horror novels. Her experiences as a psychic have given her a lot of material to use in her books. She currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her hubby and her three dogs. If she’s not writing, she’s curled up with the dogs watching a good horror movie or off with friends.
To find out more about Crymsyn Hart, please visit her website at www.ravynhart.com






Death’s Dance Book Synopsis:  Being a psychic, you would think talking to the dead was a walk in the park. However, it’s not always that simple. The hooded specter haunting me is one I’ve been dreaming about since I was a kid. One day, he appeared in my bedroom mirror. Good. Evil. I don’t know what his true intentions are.
Enter Jackson, ghost hunting show host extraordinaire, and my ex, to save me from the big bad ghost.
From there…well…it’s been a world wind of complications. My house burnt down. I’m being stalked by an ancient evil and gotten myself back into the world of being a ghost hunting psychic. Jackson dragged me, along with a few other psychics, to a ghost town wiped off the map called Death’s Dance.
From there things went from bad to worse.
Death's Dance is Book One of the Deathly Encounters Series

Author Links:
Website:  www.ravynhart.com


Tour Schedule and Activities
8/18    Jess Resides Here                                                       Interview
8/18    The Southern Belle from Hell                                               Top Ten
8/18    Beauty in Ruins                                                          Guest Post
8/19    Darkling Delights                                                       Guest Post
8/19    Deal Sharing Aunt                                                     Top Ten
8/19    Shells interviews                                                        Guest Post
8/20    Stuart Conover's Author Page                                 Interview
8/20    SpecMusicMuse                                                         Interview
8/20    Azure Dwarf                                                               Post on Artwork
8/21    Come Selahway with Me                                          Top Ten
8/21    Armand Rosamilia, Horror Author                          Guest Post
8/21    SocialBookShelves.com                                            Review
8/21    Blog of Sheila Deeth                                                  Character Post
8/21    A Haunted Head                                                        Guest Post
8/21    The Official Writing Blog of Deedee Davies                        Top Ten
8/22    SBM Book Obsession                                                 Review
8/22    Bee's Knees Reviews                                                  Guest Post
8/22    Seers, Seraphs, Immortals & More                          Interview
8/23    Reading Away The Days                                            Review
8/23    Sapphyria's Book Reviews                                        Excerpt
8/23    Horror Tree                                                                Guest Post
8/24    Willow's Author Love                                                           Review
8/24    The Rage Circus Vs. The Soulless Void                     Review
8/24    Bookishly Me                                                             Review
8/24    LucyBlueCastle                                                           Guest Post


Amazon Links for Death’s Dance:

Death’s Dance Buy Links:
Amazon           Barnes & Noble          Kobo


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Blue Lights In A Jar by Brick Marlin



I had the pleasure of seeing Brick Marlin on some panels at Fandom Fest and this lead me to want to read his work. I am very lucky to be apart of another convention in Louisville, KY called Imaginarium that Brick will also be attending and I wanted to take the time to spotlight an author we are so lucky to have at Imaginarium. The first book I read by Marlin was Blue Lights in a Jar.


Synopsis: A villain called the Shepherd has lost one of his flock, a soul who he has collected and has stuffed in a jar, placing it in his room in Purgatory. A kind-hearted, plump fellow named Vergil is the flock’s only hope not only to escape the Shepherd, but to find the way to Heaven. Follow along as the world shifts into odd scenery of the afterlife where one encounters the dead – but not long forgotten.


Brick Marlin resides in Southern Indiana with his lovely wife, a dog, and a schizophrenic cat while monstrosities from his fiction have taken up residence inside his home throughout the the years, such as a six-foot alarm clock in the shape of a clown, or even servo bed bugs that love masking themselves as Tribbles and tickling him awake in the mornings. 

Brick is the author of nine books and over twenty-five short stories including a few published in anthologies. Please visit him at www.brickmarlin.com 


My Thoughts:
I had a feeling I would love this author and I did. Marlin is a intricate writer. He weaves a tale that is an amazing ride. This book was a fascinating take on what the afterlife is like. I was drawn in by the characters who are as detailed and rich as the plot itself. Vergil was so relatable. I found myself truly caring about what would be come of Vergil. The Shepherd was a good and creepy character. I liked that it was a story of good and evil but nothing is quite what you think or expect it to be. It is truly a case of, I think, there is so much more going on then anyone can imagine. Action Packed, Imaginative, Suspenseful and all around great read. Highly Recommend.  

My Rating:
4 out of 5

Where to Buy:

Check it out on Goodreads

Thursday, July 17, 2014

RJ Sullivan: Haunting Blue Blog Tour

RJ Sullivan: Haunting Blue Blog Tour




About RJ Sullivan:  Haunting Blue is the first book of the adventures of punk girl Fiona “Blue” Shaefer. This is the 2014 revised edition by Seventh Star Press. Seventh Star also released Haunting Obsession, a Rebecca Burton Novella, and Virtual Blue, the second book in Fiona’s tale. R.J.’s short stories have been featured in such acclaimed collections as Dark Faith: Invocations by Apex Books and Vampires Don’t Sparkle. His newest project is the Red Lotus series of science fiction novelettes.
R.J. resides in Heartland Crossing, Indiana. He drinks coffee from a Little Mermaid mug and is man enough to admit it. www.rjsullivanfiction.com



Haunting Blue Book Synopsis: Punk, blue-haired “Blue” Shaefer, is at odds with her workaholic single mother. Raised as a city girl in a suburb of Indianapolis, Blue must abandon the life she knows when her unfeeling mother moves them to a dreadful small town. Blue befriends the only student willing to talk to her: computer nerd “Chip” Farren.
Chip knows the connection between the rickety pirate boat ride at the local amusement park and the missing money from an infamous bank heist the townspeople still talk about. When Blue helps him recover the treasure, they awaken a vengeful ghost who’ll stop at nothing--not even murder--to prevent them from exposing the truth behind his evil deeds.
Haunting Blue is Book One of the Adventures of Blue Shaefer





My thoughts:
I have already had the privilege of meeting Blue, and I still would love to hang out with this girl. This character is so intriguing. Sullivan has done a fantastic job of making a character that I would love to see continue in many more books. This book reviewed is Book one and I have already read book two. You can read my review: here. Sullivan is a great story teller and has done an amazing job in creating a ghost story.  This story had it all laughs, scary moments, and meaningful scenes.  Blue moves to a small town with her mom and discovers there is a lot more going on then she could have ever imagined. Legend tells of Gunther and along with pal Chip they discover more than ever dreamed of. I love the way Sullivan tells the story from Blue’s point of view and then from Gunther's in the past. This was a fantastic read.

My Rating:
4 ½ out of 5  


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Author Links:


Tour Schedule and Activitiesv
7/14                Jess Resides Here                                           Interview
7/14                Beauty in Ruins                                              Guest Post
7/14                fuonlyknew ~ Laura's ramblins and reviews  Top Tens List
7/15                Deal Sharing Aunt                                         Top Ten’s List
7/15                John F. Allen Writer                                      Character Post
7/15                Armand Rosamilia, Horror Author              Guest Post
7/16                The Rage Circus Vs. The Soulless Void         Review
7/16                SpecMusicMuse                                             Interview
7/16                Workaday Reads                                           Post on Artwork of Haunting Blue
7/16                I Smell Sheep                                                 Character Post
7/17                Bee's Knees Review                                       Review
7/17                Library Girl Reads & Reviews                                    Guest Post
7/17                Come Selahway With Me                             Guest Post
7/18                A Haunted Head                                            Author Interview
7/19                Nerd With A View                                         Top Tens Post
7/19                Coffintree Hill                                                Guest Post
7/20                Willow's Author Love                                               Review





Amazon Links for Haunting Blue:
Kindle Version:
Print Version:



eBook being reviewed was provided for an honest review, and that no compensation was provided.

Contact for tour:
Tomorrow Comes Media Contact:
Stephen Zimmer
email: stephen@tomorrowcomesmedia.com

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Michael West: Hades’ Disciples Blog Tour July 7 to 13 , 2014

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Michael West
Featured Book Release:
Hades’ Disciples
July 7 to 13 , 2014

I will always jump at the chance to be on a Michael West blog tour. In fact I am honored to be included. I discovered West a few years ago and since then he has been one of my favorite authors.  I tell strangers on the street that they NEED to buy and read all of his books.   This guy can write. He is one of the best authors I have ever ever ever read.  His horror novels have made me terrified of corn fields.   

My thoughts:
 West does an amazing job of continuing the story. I love how rich and deep the characters are. I like how this one lets the reader in on the history of the creatures and explains each of the three clans.  I will say that this book is better enjoyed after reading book one and this is a wild ride and in the end it will leave you begging for more.  I highly recommend this to anyone that loves urban fantasy, Mythology, and fantastical creatures. 

My Rating: a BIG ole 5 out of 5 

MichaelWestAuthorPhotoAbout the author: Michael West is the bestselling author of Cinema of Shadows, Skull Full of Kisses, The Wide Game, Spook House, and the critically acclaimed Legacy of the Gods series. He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their turtle, Gamera, and their dog, King Seesar.
West avoids manhole covers and sidewalk grates whenever possible. He just doesn't know what’s down there, and he’s not sure he wants to find out.




 





HadesDisciples_1200X800Book Synopsis for Hades’ Disciples: Terrifying creatures exist all around us, hiding in plain sight. Ancient. Deadly. They gather in secret, conspiring, dreaming of nothing less than humanity’s destruction, and their numbers are growing.
Earl Preston knows the danger all too well. After tangling with a horde of mythological sea monsters in Colonial Bay, he has been tasked with finding these beasts and exposing their plans whatever they may be. But Earl is not the only one with a mystery on their hands. At the very top of the world, Carol Miyagi has stumbled onto an artifact from Earth’s past, something magnificent held captive in a prison of ice and snow. Now, Carol and Earl must work quickly to decipher the will of the gods–a plot that defies imagination–and to stop their followers from carrying it out.
They thought the nightmare was over, but they are about to discover that the horror has only just begun.


Hades Disciples is Book Two in the Legacy of the Gods Series.





Book One








Author Links:
Websitehttp://www.bymichaelwest.com
Twitter@bymichaelwest
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/bymichaelwestpage

Amazing Art from inside the book.


  
Tour Schedule and Activities
7/7      Shells Interviews                                Guest Post
7/7      Come Selahway With Me                 Interview
7/7      Beauty in Ruins                                  Guest Post
7/7      Fuonlyknew ~ Laura's ramblins and reviews          Review
7/8      Deal Sharing Aunt                                         Top Tens List
7/8      Jess Resides Here                                           Top Tens List
7/8      I Smell Sheep                                                 Guest Post
7/9      SpecMusicMuse                                             Interview
7/10    Coffintree Hill                                                Guest Post
7/10    Armand Rosamilia, Horror Author              Guest Post
7/11    Bee's Knees Reviews                                      Review
7/12    A Haunted Head                                            Top Tens List
7/12    Willow's Author Love                                               Interview
7/13    The Rage Circus Vs. The Soulless Void         Review





Amazon Links for Hades’ Disciples
Print Version
Kindle Version
http://www.amazon.com/Hades-Disciples-Legacy-Gods-Michael-ebook/dp/B00KBIB6W2

eBook being reviewed was provided for an honest review, and that no compensation was provided.  

Friday, June 27, 2014

Peter Welmerink: Transport Blog Tour




About the author: Peter Welmerink was born and raised on the west side of pre-apocalyptic Grand Rapids, Michigan. He writes Fantasy, Military SciFi, and other wanderings into action-adventure. His work has been published in ye olde wood pulp print and electronic-online publications. He is the co-author of the Viking berserker novel, BEDLAM UNLEASHED, written with Steven Shrewsbury. TRANSPORT is his first solo novel venture. He is married with a small barbarian tribe of three boys.

Find out more about his works and upcoming projects at:
www.peterwelmerink.com




Book Synopsis for Transport: The HURON, a 72-ton heavy transport vehicle and an army of four; tracked, racked and ready to roll, to serve and protect the walled metropolis of Grand Rapids—both her living and her undead. Captain Jacob Billet and his crew patrol the byways, ready for trouble.

William Lettner, the North Shore Coalition High Commissioner, has enemies from the mainland to the lakeshore and needs to be covertly transported home after his helicopter is shot down en route to Grand Rapids. He has no love for a city that give unliving civilians the right to survive. Lettner’s venomous outbursts assaults Billet and his crew along every mile travelled as they are assigned to safely bring him through the treacherous landscape outside the city back to his hometown.

The HURON and her crew will have to face domesticated zombies and the feral undead; marauders holding strategic chokepoints hostage; barricaded villages fighting for survival, and a group of geneticists who've lost control of one of their monstrous experiments if they want to complete their mission.

The crew will need to stay strong and trust one another in order to finish the mission and bring their “precious” cargo home, even knowing, all the while, the terrible deeds Lettner has done.

Travelling through West Michigan was never so dangerous.

My Thoughts:

I was curious about this one, Zombies are all the rage but I was pleasantly pleased with this book. It was not at all your typical zombie story. It was fast paced, intense, awesome characters and a great plot.  I really enjoyed this book, I think it would appeal to anyone who loves Zombie tales as well as horror fans. I think it will also appeal to people who like apocalyptic tales.  I am very impressed with the caliber of the writing in this one. Well Done!

My Rating: 4 out of  5

Transport has a great cover done by Jason Conley. The two interior illustrations are done by artist Tim Holtrop. And I absolutely love the interior illustrations, they are amazing. They remind me of comic book illustrations. Top Notch.




Author Links:

Website:

Facebook:

Twitter:
@pwelmerink

Tour Schedule and Activities
6/23                The Rage Circus Vs. The Soulless Void         Review
6/23                 The Tiffany Apan Blog                                  Interview
6/23                 Beauty in Ruins                                             Guest Post
6/24                Come Selahway With Me                             Character Post
6/25                Deal Sharing Aunt                                         Excerpt
6/25                Sheila Deeth                                                   Post on Art of Transport
6/27                Bookishly Me                                                 Review
6/27                fuonlyknew ~ Laura's ramblins and reviews             Top Ten’s List
6/28                Bee's Knees Reviews                                        Review
6/28                Alexx Momcat's Gateway Book Blog                       Top Ten’s Llist
6/29                L. Andrew Cooper's Horrific Scribblings      Review


Amazon Links for Transport
Print Version
Kindle Version

The eBook being reviewed was provided for an honest review, and that no compensation was provided.

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