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Sneak Peek Monday: Crossed Out by Kim Baccellia (YA paranormal)

CROSSED-OUT-COVERToday’s Sneak Peek is from the YA paranormal Crossed Out by Kim Baccellia.

What it’s About:

Following the light can’t be that hard, right? So why don’t the dead just do it and leave Stephanie Stewart alone?

However nothing is ever as simple as it should be, as Stephanie learns when her hidden ‘gift’ becomes more than a nuisance, quickly turning unto a liability.

If she can’t learn to trust someone with her secret, the world as she knows it will go to hell. Literally. But if she doesn’t choose wisely, she might just end up learning firsthand how hard it is to follow that light.

Because she’s next on the list to be crossed out.

EXCERPT:

“Stephanie…careful….”

The childish voice grew louder. A chill went up my back. I know that voice!

I blinked once and when I opened my eyes I saw the girl. Her long dirty blond hair was clumped into two pigtails, and her bikini top and cut-off Levis brought back memories of the YMCA pool three years ago where I‘d spent my summers.

Allison!

Omigod! I pushed the wooden cross aside. A tingling sensation burned through my whole body. Once I helped a dead person cross over, that was supposed to end the whole rescue scenario. The bright light appeared and poof! Well, not this time.

I scooted away, over the rough, cold pavement. This didn’t make sense. Though I was used to visits from the ―other‖ side, having Allison reappear scared me. I didn‘t know what to do.

“Allison, why are you here?” My voice broke.

She took a step toward me. Her lips trembled. “Careful…danger….”

Danger? Did that mean her murderer was out of prison? Just the thought of that perv touching or killing someone else made me want to hurl.

“No… another….”

Someone else?

“Allison, what are you trying to tell me?” I slowly got up off the ground. “Is the guy who killed you, out?”

Allison shook her head. It still freaked me out how much the dead looked like us, not fuzzy or semi- transparent like they show on TV. The ones I helped still looked the way they had when they‘d been killed, complete with all the blood and stuff.

Yet here was Allison. She should be in Heaven singing in one of those heavenly choirs Mom always talked about.

I bit my hangnail, ripping it off. I couldn‘t deal with this. Not now.

“Careful….”

The wind picked up, tossing loose papers everywhere. None of this affected Allison.

I had so many questions to ask her. I missed her. I knew she‘d understand me, even when others – including my mom – were clueless.

“Allison, what‘s it like to be…?”

The wind howled drowning out her answer. And just as quickly, Allison left.
I felt as if something had punched me in the stomach. I pushed back the sickness threatening to escape.

What was going on? But even worse, I didn’t know what to do. One thing had been made perfectly clear. The rules had all changed and no one bothered to give me the new players’ guide.

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WHALE SONG by CHERYL KAYE TARDIF (YA Mystery – Young Adult)

Tuesday’s Revolving Book is the YA Mystery WHALE SONG by CHERYL KAYE TARDIF

TITLE: Whale Song: School Edition
RELEASE DATE: Current
PUBLISHER: IMAJIN BOOKS http://www.imajinbooks.com/whale-sonh-school-edition
WHERE THE BOOKS CAN BE BOUGHT… ONLINE:
Amazon (Kindle edition): http://alturl.com/eswqv
Amazon (paperback): http://alturl.com/k6npr
B&N (paperback): http://alturl.com/3tmtc
Createspace (paperback): http://alturl.com/nz5zm

SYNOPSIS:
Thirteen years ago, Sarah Richardson’s life was shattered after the tragic death of her mother. The shocking event left a grief-stricken teen-aged Sarah with partial amnesia.

Some things are easier to forget.

But now a familiar voice from her childhood sends Sarah, a talented mid-twenties ad exec, back to her past. A past that she had thought was long buried.

Some things are meant to be buried.

Torn by nightmares and visions of a yellow-eyed wolf and aided by creatures of the Earth and killer whales that call to her in the night, Sarah must face her fears and recover her memories–even if it destroys her.

Some things are meant to be remembered–at all cost.

*This special School Edition contains a discussion guide that teachers can use with their students, or readers can use on their own. The guide explores issues of racism and bullying, and topics like native folklore, friendship and more.

READ AN EXCERPT: Sample available on Amazon http://alturl.com/eswqv

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER: http://youtu.be/xuZcM3Hngbc

AUTHOR BIO:
Cheryl Kaye Tardif is an award-winning, international bestselling suspense author from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Her novels include Children of the Fog, The River, Divine Intervention, and Whale Song, which New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice calls “a compelling story of love and family and the mysteries of the human heart…a beautiful, haunting novel.”

She is currently working on her next thriller, SUBMERGED.

Cheryl also enjoys writing short stories inspired mainly by her author idol Stephen King, and this has resulted in Skeletons in the Closet & Other Creepy Stories (ebook) and Remote Control (novelette ebook).

In 2010 Cheryl detoured into the romance genre with her contemporary romantic suspense debut, Lancelot’s Lady, written under the pen name of Cherish D’Angelo.

Booklist raves, “Tardif, already a big hit in Canada…a name to reckon with south of the border.”

CONNECT WITH CHERYL ONLINE:
TWITTER; http://www.twitter.com/cherylktardif
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cheryl-Kaye-Tardif-novels/29769736630

WEB SITE: http://www.cherylktardif.com/
BLOG: http://www.cherylktardif.blogspot.com/

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THE MESSENGER’S HANDBOOK by PAMELA DUMOND (Young Adult time-travel romance)

FRIDAY’S REVOLVING BOOK is “THE MESSENGER’S HANDBOOK” by PAMELA DuMOND!

GENRE: Young Adult romantic time-travel thriller

PUBLISHER: Pamela DuMond
AMAZON KINDLE SPECIAL PRICE $.99 CENTS! http://alturl.com/v9ffo
WHERE TO BUY: Amazon Kindle. Lending Enabled. Paper book will be available June 2012. http://alturl.com/v9ffo

SYNOPSIS:
What if you discovered that your soul mate lived three centuries before you were even born? It’s been years since Madeline and her mama were victims of a car crash. Madeline survived but suffers wicked anxiety. Her mama simply disappeared. At age sixteen she inherits her mama’s handmade book filled with dangerous family secrets, but barely skimmed it before she’s pushed onto train tracks.

Madeline wakes in 1675, the sole survivor of a Native massacre on a colonial settlement. She has inadvertently time traveled to the War between the Wampanoag Natives and the colonists they recently welcomed to America’s shores. Rescued and taken back to a colonial garrison, Madeline learns she is a Messenger, a traveler who can slip through time’s fabric at will, bringing messages that could change one life or many. But she doesn’t know the first thing about traveling let alone surviving this harsh new world. Rumors of witchcraft and spying could get her killed. And falling into a forbidden love with Samuel, a mixed blood boy, puts them both at risk.

The only way Madeline can get home and save both their lives is to train with Samuel and the Medicine Woman, confront her deepest fears and fulfill her destiny as a Messenger. But the Hunters, dark-souled predators as well as skilled time travelers, are closing in—and they will kill her if she doesn’t join them. Madeline learns that falling in love, and falling through time doesn’t have to be accidental, could be deadly, but is worth the fight of her life.

SNEAK PEEK:

I stopped for a few seconds to catch my breath. The droning had grown louder. Good. I was closer to that place where desire, action, a little bit of luck and magic would join forces. I’d find that moment to slip through time’s fabric, travel hundreds of years back to present day and warn or even save people. Especially my Samuel.

Then I heard his voice, muffled, but close by. And his words chilled my soul. “Stop running, Messenger,” he said. “You cannot save him or yourself. You cannot save anybody.”

AUTHOR BIO:

In grade school Pamela DuMond was an A student but stuttered and was badly bullied. Reading became her refuge. She devoured every thriller and mystery she could get her hands on and eventually wrote her own.

Pamela discovered Erin Brockovich’s life story, pitched and sold it to a production company and studio. Erin Brockovich the movie was nominated for four Academy Awards. Julia Roberts won an Oscar for portraying Erin.

Thriller novels like The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Divergent by Veronica Roth, and epic romantic movies like Last of the Mohicans and Titanic inspired her to write The Messenger’s Handbook, the first book in a planned trilogy.

Pamela’s other books are bestselling comedic mysteries. Krill Press published Cupcakes, Lies, and Dead Guys in 2010. Cupcakes, Sales, and Cocktails – A Novella was published in 2011. Cupcakes, Pies, and Hot Guys will be released summer 2012.

Pamela is a writer, chiropractor, cranio-sacral therapist. Besides reading, writing, she loves the beach, yoga, movies, animals, her family and friends. She lives in Venice Beach, California with her furballs.

CONNECT WITH PAMELA ONLINE:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/cupcakesnovel

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheMessengersHandbook

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cupcakes-Lies-and-Dead-Guys/145404255487900

WEB SITE: http://www.pameladumond.com/

BLOGS: http://pameladumondbooks.blogspot.com/

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AWESOME GIVEAWAY – FREE BOOKS AND MORE!

by Joanna D’Angelo

AS SOME OF YOU KNOW I’M THE NEW VP EDITORIAL AT LACHESIS PUBLISHING (http://lachesispublishing.com/) (YAY! I’M SO EXCITED ABOUT THAT). :D

WE’RE CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF CREATING A NEW WEB SITE BUT IN THE MEANTIME WE WANTED TO GIVE YOU A TASTE OF SOME OF OUR TERRIFIC BOOKS!

WE’RE GIVING AWAY ONE FREE E-BOOK PER PERSON at LACHESIS PUBLISHING.

AND WE KNOW YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE OUR BOOKS AS MUCH AS WE DO—SO WE’RE ALSO OFFERING A 25% DISCOUNT ON EVERYTHING WE HAVE AVAILABLE— BOTH PRINT AND E-BOOKS!  MORE ON THAT AT THE END OF THIS MESSAGE POST…

BUT FIRST WE WANT YOU TO CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING E-BOOKS—FOR FREE!

ONCE YOU KNOW THE BOOK YOU WANT, E-MAIL LEEANN LESSARD leeann.lessard@sympatico.ca WITH YOUR SELECTION AND LEEANN WILL SEND YOU THE E-BOOK FOR FREE!


DEBORAH JACKSON’S “TIME MEDDLERS”
(BOOK 1 in the “TIME MEDDLERS” YA SERIES (Young adult fiction at its finest! I’ve read the entire series and it’s AWESOME! I love it!!!  We have a new one coming out in 2012.  TIME MEDDLERS” INFO   and EXCERPT (click on the link to read an excerpt and find out more about Deborah Jackson).

Matt and Sarah are 13 going on—trouble!  When they discover a time machine that Matt’s father Nathan, a noted scientist created, they get into a mess of mischief.  Matt’s father has been absent for years, and Matt was raised by his “guardian”, Nathan’s assistant Nadine—a very mysterious and nefarious woman. Matt believes that his father is stuck in a time warp and that Nadine put him there.  But when Nadine pushes the kids into the time machine, Matt and Sarah find out just how deadly dangerous time travel can be.

J.M. GRIFFIN’S “FOR LOVE OF LIVVY” (BOOK 1 in the fun/entertaining and absolutely delicious VINNIE ESPOSITO MYSTERY SERIES) “FOR LOVE OF LIVVY” INFO (click on the link to find out more about J.M. Griffin).

After her favorite aunt is found dead and a suspicious box is mysteriously left on her aunt’s doorstep (now her home), criminal justice teacher Lavinia Esposito, a.k.a. Vinnie, wants explanations.

But, having cleared the package of explosives, the local cops are startled by the precious stones which were found inside and addressed to Aunt Livvy. Frustrated by the cops’ refusal to share their theories, Vinnie takes investigative matters into her own hands.

Vinnie is soon dragged into situations beyond her control, finding herself in hot water with the law, the crooks, and her Italian father.

Willing to put her life at risk to find out what really happened to her beloved Aunt Livvy, and why jewels would be sent to her aunt, Vinnie plunges ahead with her tenacity, bravery, and keen wits to solve and survive this mystery.

GREG BALLAN’S “HYBRID”  (BOOK 1 IN THE HYBRID SERIES – HORROR/THRILLER—hit the #1 spot at Fictionwise-—will have you on the edge of your seat!) “HYBRID” EXCERPT (click on the link to read an excerpt and find out more about Greg Ballan).

Erik Knight, a small town private investigator, always knew he was different from everybody else. His keener senses, heightened awareness and an enhanced physical strength that could be called upon by his sheer will, always came in handy on a case.

But when Erik becomes involved with a team of high profile investigators and local police trying to locate a girl who was kidnapped in the middle of a playground amongst dozens of adults and children—he is thrust into a dark world of pure evil. The search evolves into a full-scale manhunt into the eerie and desolate woodlands of the Hopedale Mountain.

After a lethal encounter and a fatality, Erik and the investigative team realize that who they’re dealing with isn’t a man, but quite possibly a sentient predator not of this world—with a hunger for young children.

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WE WANT YOU TO KEEP READING OUR GREAT BOOKS! SO WE’RE OFFERING A 25% DISCOUNT ON EVERYTHING WE HAVE AVAILABLE – BOTH PRINT AND E-BOOK!

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HAVE FUN AND HAPPY READING!

Cheers,
Joanna D’Angelo

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FORESHADOWERS: THE SEEKER OF LEGENDS by PURPOZ (urban fantasy/sci fi)

NEW REVOLVING BOOK

POSTED TUESDAY JUNE 14th, 2011

Our latest REVOLVING BOOK is by PURPOZ! (aka Kimberly Purpoz)

TITLE: FORESHADOWERS: THE SEEKER OF LEGENDS

GENRE: Urban Fantasy/Science Fiction

PUBLISHER: MESSENGER BOOKS

WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK:

Smashwords.com – http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/43179

Amazon.com – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004LGS1OG

RELEASE DATE: February 2011

SYNOPSIS:

Joanna Whitewolf is starting her junior year in college only to discover that she is not who she thinks she is. She discovers that she is a foreshadower who is destined to destroy the Underworld and to bring peace to the universe.

Even though she is a late bloomer to her powers, she is just starting to learn how to use them. Joanna is given “The Book of Legends” by her grandfather. She is the seeker of the ancient book.

Darc Landor, The Prince of Darkness, wants to kill Joanna and to take “The Book of Legends” in order to keep the prophecy of the foreshadowers from coming true. Darc Landor sends a demon name, Samantha to steal the Book of Legends.

Thomas Wellington, a dashing wealthy vampire, saves Joanna from the evil claws of the dark army’s tracker. His mysterious charm draws her in and sweeps her right off her feet.

Will Joanna learn how to use her powers in time? Will Thomas and Joanna find The Book of Legends before it gets into the wrong hands? Join the magical world of the foreshadowers, as you enter their realms of adventure.

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uV9aWDGS48&feature=channel_video_title

READ AN EXCERPT: http://purpoz.wetpaint.com/page/Foreshadowers%3A++The+Seeker+of+Legends

AUTHOR BIO

Kimberly Purpoz has been a professional writer and author for over 12 years. Kimberly currently writes under the following pseudonyms: Kimberly Purpoz and Purpoz. She is the author of “Age of Innocence”, “Foreshadowers: The Seeker of Legends, and the upcoming motivational book, “Purpose Lies Within: A Motivational Book for the Heart and Soul.” Purpoz is a graduate of Georgia State University. She is a motivational speaker and speaks for Great Black Speakers Bureau.

CONNECT WITH PURPOZ ONLINE:

Website – http://www.kimberlypurpoz.com/
Blog – http://www.purpoz.blogspot.com/
Wiki – http://www.purpoz.wetpaint.com/
Twitter –http://www.twitter.com/kimberlypurpoz
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/purpozwrites

UPCOMING EVENTS: http://purpoz.wetpaint.com/page/Updates

June 2011 Blog Tour with AAMBC – African Americans On the Move Book Clubhttp://aambcgroup.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/by-kimberly-purpoz/

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