BOOKS AND BLOGGING PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.

NEW VISITORS AND OLD- WELCOME!

NEW VISITORS AND OLD- WELCOME!
Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
Oh, and I moved my Google Friend Connect info and share this buttons to the top, as without our friends, who are we?


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Author Caitlin Kittredge Release Party and $30.00 Amazon Gift Card Contest LIVE AT Bitten By Books!

Author Caitlin Kittredge Release Party and $30.00 Amazon Gift Card Contest LIVE at Bitten By Books!

Jack Winter and his girlfriend Pete Caldecott have encountered a lot of strange creatures in the Black - primordial demons, hungry ghosts, witch hunters, and the Prince of Hell himself, Belial. When Belial asks Jack for one last favor to help him keep his throne, Jack may have finally met his match because Belial's rival is something that no one - human or demon - has ever seen before...

There's a revolution brewing in Hell, and Jack might be the only one who can stop Belial's rival from ripping a hole between the Black and the mortal world - a catastrophe that could be worse than Armageddon. But to win, Jack will have to do the one thing he swore he never would: become a servant to the Morrigan, and risk losing everything he knows and loves...including Pete.



Black London
1. Street Magic (2009)
2. Demon Bound (2009)
3. Bone Gods (2010)
4. Devil's Business (2011)
5. Soul Trade (2012)
6. Dark Days (2013)
The Curse of Four (2011)


Friday, April 19, 2013

Author J.E. Taylor Character Interview and $50.00 Amazon Gift Card Contest LIVE at BittenByBooks!

Author J.E. Taylor Character Interview and $50.00 Amazon Gift Card Contest LIVE at BittenBybooks!

Selling your soul has never been so charming and Mark throws in a little something to sweeten the pot, his girlfriend Naomi.

Sentenced to death at the hands of a demon, Naomi Hawk has a firsthand lesson in despair and betrayal in Mark’s deal for fame with all the trimmings. Deep in the clutches of the underground brotherhood, Naomi's light is coveted for the Master's gain.

When she slips and falls eighty stories from a precarious ledge, Naomi resigns herself to the inevitable impact and death by shattered bones. Before she can escape her demons in eternal slumber, something sinister plucks her from the plummet, stealing her out of the night to sacrifice her forever to the shadows.

Imprisoned in bottomless darkness, Naomi thirsts for justice…and revenge.

Editor Alexander S. Brown presents the Southern Haunts Event $50.00 Amazon Gift Card Contest LIVE At BittenByBooks!


Editor Alexander S. Brown presents the Southern Haunts Event

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From the shadowed realms of the paranormal comes 16 chilling tales that dwell in the South and South West. Resurrected in your very hands are stories that will make you laugh, ponder, and shiver as the reader is introduced to spirits that are humorous, saddened, and vengeful. From 16 authors, learn of haunted homes, buildings, landmarks and roads where restless entities from beyond the grave desire acknowledgement amongst the living. Become acquainted with the aftermath of an eclipse that awakens the dead in a Memphis cemetery, see what horrors dwell in the woods at Hell's Gate, learn the dark secrets of Sidney's Cotton, and dare to travel down Ghost Road. These and many other tales are sure to keep you awake as you are introduced to what makes the South and South West so unique.... History and GHOSTS!!!!! So, sit back, dim the lights and prepare yourself to face the spirits that walk among us. 

Authors and their stories in Southern Haunts

Interview for a Ghost Hunter by Windsong Levitch
An Eclipse Over Elmwood by H. David Blalock
Sidney’s Cotton by Richard Parks
Ghost Road by Jason Hughes
Cal’s Cutoff by Herika R. Raymer
The Shack by Diane Ward
Haints by Roland Mann
You Will Come to Meet Your Demise by L.S. Nadler
Hell’s Gate by M.R. Williamson
Maddness by William R. Eakin
Wellspring by Roman Merry
The Bequest by Kalilah Smith
The Cleansing by Miguel L. Viscarra
Bath 10 by J.L. Mulvihill
Nightmares at Moccasin Bend by Angela Lucius
The Top Floor by Alexander S. Brown

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Author Ashlyn Chase Interview and $50.00 Amazon Gift Card Contest LIVE at BittenByBooks!

Author Ashlyn Chase Interview and $50.00 Amazon Gift Card Contest LIVE at Bitten By Books!

Praise for The Werewolf Upstairs:

"Original and full of laughs, steamy sex, and madcap mayhem." - Night Owl Romance Reviews

Never Cry Werewolf

Brandee has been dumped in every way possible, but by text is the last straw. That's it - she's officially done with men. Unfortunately, she's just been told her "soul mate" is the drool-worthy hottie all her friends call One-Night Nick.

Nick has been searching for true love for one hundred years. After all, werewolves mate for life, and he does not want to mess this up. As soon as he kisses Brandee, he knows she's the one. But how will he convince a woman who knows nothing of paranormals that she's about to be bound to a werewolf forever?
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Editor Michael West Interview Vampires Don’t Sparkle and $50.00 Amazon GC Contest at BittenBBooks!


Editor Michael West Interview Vampires Don’t Sparkle and

 $50.00 Amazon GC Contest LIVE at BittenByBooks!



What would you do if you had unlimited power and eternal life?

Would you…go back to high school? Attend the same classes year after year, going through the pomp and circumstance of one graduation after another, until you found the perfect date to take to prom? Would you…spend your days moping and brooding, finding your only joy in a game of baseball on a stormy day? Or would you…do something else? 

The authors of this collection have a few ideas; some fanciful, some humorous, and some as dark as an endless night. Join us, and discover what it truly means to be “vampyre.”

Edited by Michael West

Foreword by Michael West

“A New Life” by J. F. Gonzalez

“What Once was Flesh” by Tim Waggoner
“The Darkton Circus Mystery” by Elizabeth Massie
“Robot Vampire” by R. J. Sullivan
“Beneath a Templar Cross” by Gord Rollo
“The Weapon of Memory” by Kyle S. Johnson
“The Excavation” by Stephen Zimmer
“Skraeling” by Joel A. Sutherland
“Dreams of Winter” by Bob Freeman
“Dracula’s Winkee: Bloodsucker Blues” by Gregory L. Hall
“I Fuck Your Sunshine” by Lucy A. Snyder
“A Soldier’s Story” by Maurice Broaddus
“Rattenkönig” by Douglas F. Warrick
“Vampire Nation” by Jerry Gordon
“Curtain Call” by Gary A. Braunbeck


A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to cancer research institutions to fight the real horrors of Cancer


Michael West is a member of the Horror Writers Association and Indiana Horror Writers, where he serves as President. A graduate of Indiana University, West earned a degree in Telecommunications and Film Theory, and since that time, he has written a multitude of short stories, articles, and reviews for various on-line and print publications. He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their bird, Rodan, their turtle, Gamera, and their dog, King Seesar.

His children are convinced that spirits move through the woods near their home.

West's short story "Goodnight," originally published in WICKED KARNIVAL #6, was named "Best Horror Short Story of 2005" in the P&E Readers Poll.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Author Zoe Archer Guest Blog and $25.00 Amazon Gift Card Contest LIVE at BittenByBooks!


Author Zoe Archer Guest Blog and $25.00 Amazon Gift Card Contest LIVE at BittenByBooks!


Demons Of The PastAbraham Stirling, Lord Rothwell, was a fighter once, a soldier in the Colonies. But Bram returned to London with more nightmares than tales of glory. Now he drowns his senses in the arms of countless women, while his friends, the Hellraisers, ensure he needn't sin alone. Until, that is, the Devil himself grants them each a wish, undoing their camaraderie as they explore their wicked powers. Bram finds himself magically bound to Valeria Livia Corva, the sensuous priestess who raised the Devil the first time--and died to send the demon back. She may be a ghost, but Livia is no angel. The raw passion she witnesses in Bram's memories isn't much different from her behavior when she had a body to enjoy. But it doesn't make it any easier to convince Bram to become a warrior again, lest all London burn. And the fierce desires reawakening within her might just start the blaze. . .

"Zoë weaves a delightful spell." --Elizabeth VaughanPraise for Zoë Archer and Her Novels"Bold, pulse-pounding adventure that's impossible to put down." --Meljean Brook "Zoë Archer mixes my two favorite things--paranormal and historical--brilliantly!" --Colleen Gleason"Crackles with adventure." --Mary Jo Putney


Hellraisers
1. Devil's Kiss (2011)
2. Demon's Bride (2012)
3. Sinner's Heart (2013)

Friday, April 5, 2013

Author Seressia Glass Release Party and $40.00 Amazon Gift Card Contest LIVE AT BittenByBooks!

Author Seressia Glass Release Party and $40.00 Amazon Gift

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Centuries ago, tragedy severed the alliance between the jackal shifters and powerful Egyptian priestesses. But when four of his brothers succumb to a deadly curse, clan commander Markus kidnaps one of the witches and insists she undo the evil magic.

Although Tia can undo the curse, she insists her coven is not behind it - and she is shaken to her core by her intense attraction to her captor. The sparks between them quickly ignite, filling them both with passion and power unlike anything they've ever known. Will it be enough to heal the rift between their peoples?



OTHER BOOKS BY SERESSIA GLASS

Shadowchasers
1. Shadow blade (2010)
2. Shadow Chase (2010)
3. Shadow Fall (2011)

Jackal
Hunting the Jackal (2013)
Seducing the Jackal (2013)

Novels
No Commitment Required (2001)
No Apologies (2002)
Dream of Shadows (2007)




Thursday, April 4, 2013

Author Amber Belldene Video Interview and $40.00 Amazon Gift Card Contest LIVE at BittenByBooks!

Author Amber Belldene Video Interview and $40.00 Amazon 

Gift Card Contest LIVE at BittenByBooks!

“Bites are an inconvenient bliss, exiled vampires are wasting away, and the fate of their kind depends on the perfect PR campaign.
When public relations pro Zoey Porter arrives at an enchanting California winery, she discovers her sexy new client is the almost one-night stand she can’t forget. After her husband’s suicide, Zoey has vowed never to risk her heart again. But can she walk away from the intriguing winemaker a second time?

Driven from Croatia by his ancient foes, vampire Andre Maras has finally made a blood-like wine to cure his fellow refugees. Now he needs Zoey’s PR expertise to reach them. After his wife’s death, Andre has a vow of his own—never to risk another painful blood bond. And one taste of the tempting Zoey would bind him to her eternally.”


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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

April Kindle Fire Giveaway – Joint Author & Blogger Giveaway




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Author Thea Harrison Interview and Book Contest LIVE at Bitten By Books!


Author Thea Harrison Interview and Book Contest 

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Rising Darkness

USA Today bestselling author Thea Harrison begins an all-new, darkly romantic paranormal saga, in which the fate of existence itself lies in the balance—and the key to victory may rest in the hands of two eternal lovers… 
In the hospital ER where she works, Mary is used to chaos. But lately, every aspect of her life seems adrift. She’s feeling disconnected from herself. Voices appear in her head. And the vivid, disturbing dreams she’s had all her life are becoming more intense. Then she meets Michael. He’s handsome, enigmatic and knows more than he can say. In his company, she slowly remembers the truth about herself…
Thousands of years ago, there were eight of them. The one called the Deceiver came to destroy the world, and the other seven followed to stop him. Reincarnated over and over, they carry on—and Mary finds herself drawn into the battle once again. And the more she learns, the more she realizes that Michael will go to any lengths to destroy the Deceiver.
Then she remembers who killed her during her last life, nine hundred years ago…Michael.
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Author Faith Hunter Release Party and $100.00 Gift Card Contest LIVE at BittenByBooks!


Author Faith Hunter Release Party and $100.00 Gift Card Contest LIVE at BittenBBooks!

Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker who’s always up for a fight—even if it means putting her life on the line... 


The Master of Natchez, Mississippi has a nasty problem on his hands. Rogue vampires—those who follow the Naturaleza and believe that humans should be nothing more than prey to be hunted—are terrorizing his city. Luckily, he knows the perfect skinwalker to call in to take back the streets. 

But what he doesn’t tell Jane is that there’s something different about these vamps. Something that makes them harder to kill—even for a pro like Jane. Now, her simple job has turned into a fight to stay alive…and to protect the desperately ill child left in her care.



Books in the Jane Yellowrock series in the order they should be read:
Skinwalker
Blood Cross
Mercy Blade
Raven Cursed
Have Stakes Will Travel 
Death’s Rival
Blood Trade


COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY(INT): SUNBOLT BY INTISAR KHANANI


COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY(INT): SUNBOLT BY INTISAR KHANANI

Title: Sunbolt

Series Info: Book One of the Sunbolt Chronicles

Book type: Serial Novella

Cover Designer: Jenny Z.


Blurb:
The winding streets and narrow alleys of Karolene hide many secrets, and Hitomi is one of them. Orphaned at a young age, Hitomi has learned to hide her magical aptitude and who her parents really were. Most of all, she conceals her role in the Shadow League, an underground movement working to bring down the powerful and
corrupt Archmage Wilhelm Blackflame.
When the League gets word that Blackflame intends to detain—and execute—a leading political family, Hitomi volunteers to help the family escape. But there are more secrets at play than Hitomi’s, and much worse fates than execution. When Hitomi finds herself captured along with her charges, it will take everything she has to escape with her life.