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Check Out These Bookmarks!!

So, I have a book friend who I just found out makes some awesome bookmarks! She has a store on Etsy, and the prices are super good! Seriously, check them out and order 1!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BookADoodleCreations

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My eight-year-old daughter absolutely loves the feathered ones, she is actually using two at the same time while she reads the seventh Harry Potter book!

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Did you check out the Etsy shop?

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Author Interview: Bailey Ordiway

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Summary for Blackout:

In the future, after the world has succumbed to war. The government we know has collapsed, and the power has been turned off. A new government reigns supreme that wants nothing but control, and to hide the truth. Who will be able to stop us from being held down in a life before freedom or technology? Who will reveal the secrets and get the lights turned back on?

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Summary for Entertainment 100:

Entertainment 100 is a collectors edition. A compilation of posts featured on Baileybee.me

In March of 2015 Bailey had a realization. If he started an entertainment review site than he would be able to write on a daily basis, even when he is having writers block for his next novel… Bailey’s critiques have been described as personable, conversational, and honest. So, open it up and share his taste in Everyday Entertainment.

Actor, Book, Documentary, Game, Movie, Music, Stand-up, Trailer, TV and YouTube reviews. Along with Lists, and Articles.

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Summary for American Holdovers:

Contraband, fraternizing, fight clubs, and a hurricane.

In the military there is a group of people known as holdovers. A holdover is someone that was seen unfit for duty once they arrived for basic training. They then wait around, sometimes months on end doing the dirty work on base till they get to go home. This is the untold story of just a few of them.

Based on a true story.

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Award winning blogger/critic and established self-published author.

Author Interview:

What made you want to become a writer?
I’ve always loved writing, ever since I was a little kid. I have always wanted to see my name on bookshelves though. I wanted to be able to walk in a bookstore and sneakily sign a couple of my books.

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Review: Dorothy Must Die: Short Stories

I’m starting Dorothy Must Die as a group read for September, so I thought I should read these prequel novellas since they were on Overdrive!

Title: No Place Like Oz

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Mini Review: Dorothy is on her second trip back to Oz, and she does not want to return to Kansas ever again. Her aunt and uncle journey with her, and the demise of Dorothy was excellent! 5 stars!

Title: The Witch Must Burn

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Mini Review: Loved, loved, loved this one! I really like Jellia and Knox. I want to read more about Knox! Glinda is also a real piece of work. 5 stars!

Title: The Wizard Returns

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Mini Review: I normally hate the Wizard. I just have never liked his character, and James Franco made it worse in his adaptation and douche bag of a character. After reading this, my opinion has not changed of the Wizard, only intensified. He’s an idiot! However, the story was excellent. He never went away in his balloon. Instead, he lost his memory, and we learn more about him along the way. Very interesting! 5 stars!

Title: Heart of Tin

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Mini Review: I actually started with this one since the Tin Man is my favorite. Well, he was an odd one here. He lets his actions be overpowered by his obsession with Dorothy. It was dark and showed just what obsession can do to a person. 5 stars!

Title: The Straw King

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Mini Review: I was hoping that this one was going to be dark like Heart of Tin, but it was actually more about some history of OZ. It was still great, but I really wanted to see the demise of the Scarecrow! I definitely do not like Glinda! 4 stars!

Title: Ruler of Beasts

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Mini Review: I really loved this one! Return to Oz is one of my favorite movies ever, so Nome King, yes! I liked the Ozma/Lion team. I thought they worked great together! But as again, Glinda needs to get out of here! 5 stars!

Title: Order of the Wicked

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Mini Review: This one was really good! This one was very character driven, which was pretty awesome to get me so invested in a novella! I hope to see a lot more of these characters in the series! 5 stars!

Title: Dark Side of the Rainbow

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Mini Review: I absolutely love the cover on this one! There was more of Dorothy in this, and I really liked the main character Polly. I did find Polly to be naive at times, but it was just how she was. The world in this one was magnificent! 4 stars!

Title: The Queen of Oz

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Mini Review: Again, back to Return to Oz (the movie), which I loved Mombi in it. Collecting heads? Awesome! That doesn’t happen here, though. Anyway, I’m going off course here. But I love the character, Mombi, and this novella did not let me down. It is told between two parts, Mombi and Pete. And it was pretty darn interesting uncovering things about these characters! 5 stars!


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Characters: The Bride of Glass + Free Book

First off since The Bride of Glass is coming out Friday, you can download the first book, Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault, for FREE today on Amazon. If you’ve read it? Still download it! If it’s not something you would normally read? Still download it! http://a.co/g4F99TS

Next, I had put up all these on my Facebook and Twitter, but thought I would share it all at one time. If you have read Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault, then you should know these characters. If you haven’t read it, then that means you should read it! Again Quinsey is FREEEEEEEEEEE right now!

If I had the time, I would have found people that I feel like actually match up to the characters, but what google mainly provides is a bunch of model type poses!

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Perrie Madeline AKA The Bride

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Ben Johnston AKA Billy

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Josselyn Shaw AKA Katrina

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Officer Elise Rodriguez AKA Catherine

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Fannie AKA Jackie

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Neven Lee AKA F.M.

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Maisie Jaser AKA Snow (Yes, I added the pitiful eye patch & eye color)

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August 2017 Reads

For the month of August I will be reading these ARCs!

This is my favorite ARC that I read that is coming out in August! You should definitely check out The Hummingbird Heart!

 

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Other August releases

 

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What are you reading this month?

Cover Reveals: Princess Allee & Smile, Chewie

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While living at the shelter, Allee, a black lab puppy, dreams of being a princess. When a stylish young woman comes to adopt her, Allee thinks her dream is about to come true! But Allee soon learns that her new suburban life doesn’t include castles or crowns. It includes two dog brothers that she has to learn to get along with! Can Allee learn to feel like royalty even when living the average life?

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CHEWIE COVER REVEAL

Despite Chewie’s friendly personality, he’s too shy to let the shelter volunteers take his picture! See, Chewie is stuck with scars on his face after the abuse he suffered as a puppy, from a man who was prejudiced against pit bulls. Can Chewie find the confidence to stand up to these awful pit bull stereotypes, and smile for the camera?

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R&R Book Tours: Launch Party Mega Blitz + Giveaways

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The Old Man at the End of the World: Bite #1 by A.K. Silversmith

Genre: Short Story/ Comedy-Horror/ Zombies/ Parody

Release Date: February 16, 2017

Blurb:

THE GOOD LIFE meets DOUGLAS ADAMS meets SHAUN OF THE DEAD! – Dave F, Amazon

Gerald Stockwell-Poulter couldn’t help but feel it was extraordinary just how quickly his life had changed. One moment he was earthing up leeks in the West Sussex sunshine and the next he was rooted to the spot as Rodney Timmins from the end allotment ambled towards him, arms outstretched, blood pouring from a hole in his neck and a look in his eye which suggested that he was less after help and more after a helping of Gerald.

Now, as Gerald’s life takes a quick turn for the worse, he must do things he has never done before. After 87 largely well-behaved years as a model citizen, less than four hours into the ‘zompocalypse’ and he has already killed a neighbour, rescued a moody millennial drug dealer and forged an unlikely allegiance with a giant ginger Scotsman. And it isn’t even tea time.

Join Gerald as he and his newfound allies navigate the post-apocalyptic English countryside in their hilarious bid to stay off the menu.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34338410-bite-no-1?ac=1&from_search=true

Author Bio & Links

AK Silversmith is the author of The Old Man at the End of the World; a series of zombie apocalypse Bites centering on the world of 87-year-old Gerald Stockwell-Poulter.

Bite 2 is coming soon…

She was born in Tasmania in 1983 and now lives in western Ireland where the weather is similar but the zombies are still absent.

I have also put an author interview on my site if anyone is interested in more info.

https://aksilversmith.wordpress.com/about/

Purchase Links:

https://www.amazon.com/Bite-No-1-Zombie-Apocalypse-Parody-ebook/dp/B06WVDWDH6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499099800&sr=8-1&keywords=the+old+man+at+the+end+of+the+world

Roadside by Angie Dokos

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Genre: Contemporary Fiction/ Romance

Release Date: May 6, 2017

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Roadside blurb:  Zayne finds Serena’s lifeless body off the side of the road one morning. She has been beaten and left for dead. As she recovers, they become the best of friends. It doesn’t take long for Zayne’s feelings to grow stronger. Will the fear of ruining their friendship keep them from taking a chance on love?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35094416-roadside?ac=1&from_search=true

Author Bio & Links

Angie Dokos

Angie Dokos was born a reader and grew to be a writer. Okay, so the reading took a few years, but in the meantime, she was having someone else read to her. She enjoys hiking and loves to travel. She currently lives in the Atlanta, Georgia area with her husband and children.

www.angiedokos.wordpress.com

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www.twitter.com/angiedokos

www.instagram.com/angiedokos

www.facebook.com/angiedokosauthor

www.pinterest.com/angiedokos

www.goodreads.com/user/show/31452642-angie-dokos

www.amazon.com/author/angiedokos

Purchase Links:

https://www.amazon.com/ROADSIDE-Angie-Dokos/dp/1542570581

Seven Hours: Challenge Accepted by Angelina Kerner

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Release Date: July 31, 2016

Genre: Chick-lit/women’s fiction

Blurb:

One pill every 7 hours. That could be all it takes to give Chanel the chance to finally see the world around her.

Chanel is an independent 19-year-old, despite what her overprotective mother and senator father may think. Being the daughter of a Senator comes with its own problems, one simple afternoon out with friends becomes overwhelming when they’re swarmed by reporters.

Keeping the secret of the experimental treatment close to her chest, she is able to fool everyone but her hawkeyed bodyguard, Leon, that has now been assigned to protect her.

Chanel doesn’t want a bodyguard, but will she get more than she bargained for?

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Angelina Kerner

I wish I could sit down with you and have a nice warm cup of tea or a steaming mug of coffee, but since that’s not possible, how about a cyber-hug? I love hugs and coffee, a lot of coffee. 

So, as an introduction, let’s start with, “I love to read and write”. I have so many stories inside my head that sometimes it’s impossible to know what’s real anymore. That doesn’t stop me from enjoying a great novel, though. Reading and writing is not all that I love, though it comes a close second. I love dancing, needlework, spending time with my family and friends, and most of all, the holidays. That’s when my family is all smiles. Smiles are the best, don’t you think?

I started writing stories for teen girls because I started writing in high school and I understood teen girls… or at least I thought so at the time. Throw in a hot guy, romance, and drama to get the perfect hypnosis formula for girls and some boys. Later, as I grew up, my characters grew up with me. I write a variety of books for all ages, mostly fantasy and chick-lit. An odd combination? You be the judge.

Currently, I divide my time between my family, work, writing, and a lot of cats. I’m also a new mother and you get to read about my journey on my blog once a month! 

Visit her website at www.kernerangelina.com and her blog at www.kernerangelina.live

Website: http://www.kernerangelina.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kernerangelina

Blog: https://kernerangelina.live/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/angelinakerner/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14651070.Angelina_Kerner

Purchase Links:

Amazon: http://a.co/70MuqY2

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/seven-hours-angelina-kerner/1124240873?ean=9781534986732

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/seven-hours-2

Quincey Wolfe’s Glass Vault by Candace Robinson (Glass Vault #1)

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Genre: YA/ Horror/ Fantasy/ Retelling

Release Date: May 16, 2017

Blurb:

Some see it… Some don’t…

People in the town of Deer Park, Texas are vanishing. There is a strange museum, known as Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault, that appears overnight. Perrie Madeline’s best friend and ex-boyfriend are among the missing. Perrie, along with her friend August, go on a pursuit to search for them in the mysterious museum. Could the elusive Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault have anything to do with their disappearances?

A book that intertwines horror elements and retellings, with humor and darkness

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34511974-quinsey-wolfe-s-glass-vault?from_search=true

Author Bio & Links:

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Her name is Candace Robinson, obviously. She’s just your average hemiplegic migraine sufferer. Her days are spent writing, book reviewing and traveling through books. She lives just outside of Houston, Texas with her husband and daughter, where it feels like the hottest place on Earth with the crazy weather. No, seriously, one day it’s 30 degrees and the next it’s 70 degrees! She is also the author of Hearts Are Like Balloons.

Website: https://authorcandacerobinson.wordpress.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/literarydust

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/literarydust/

Purchase Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Quinsey-Wolfes-Glass-Candace-Robinson-ebook/dp/B06XR44W6M/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496958507&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=quinsey+wolfe%27s+glass+vault

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/quinsey-wolfes-glass-vault-candace-robinson/1126339750?ean=9781544274652

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34511974-quinsey-wolfe-s-glass-vault?from_search=true

Aggravated Momentum by Didi Oviatt

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Genre: Thriller/ Suspense/ Murder Mystery/ Mature 18+

Release Date: September 12, 2016

Blurb:

Not everything is as it seems in what appears to be an average family. When danger lurks so close to home, skeletons emerge, and the darkest of secrets surface, causing twisted desires to become reality. Aggravated Momentum offers the perspective of some very diverse and unique characters, including fun, witty personalities to fall in love with, along with an intellectual killer to die for. You may be surprised as to whom exactly you can relate. Is it the cold, calculated murderer, who’s name is yet to be revealed? Markie or Kam, the independent sisters, guilty of nothing more than getting tangled with the wrong people at the most inopportune times? Or, the cowardly snake curled in a hidden corner? Who are you, exactly? And, more importantly, who are they? The deeper you dig into the psyche of another, the more breath taking are the secrets you will find.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32027887-aggravated-momentum?ac=1&from_search=true

Author Bio & Links:

Didi Oviatt

Didi Oviatt is a small town gal who married a small town guy. Within a few years of experiencing a new families bliss, she discovered that she had a thirst to write. Now, after digging down deep and getting in touch with her literary self, she’s writing mystery/thrillers like Search For Maylee(coming soon), Aggravated Momentum, The Stix, and New Age Lamians.  Along with a six piece short story collection called the Time Wasters.

And don’t fret: there are two more Lamian novels in the works.

https://didioviatt.wordpress.com/

amazon.com/author/didioviatt

https://www.facebook.com/didioviatt

https://twitter.com/Didi_Oviatt

Purchase Links:

Description and order link for Aggravated Momentum (thriller, for mature audience 18+):

https://www.amazon.com/Aggravated-Momentum-Didi-Oviatt-ebook/dp/B01MV2G5RO/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1494343432&sr=8-2

Deadman’s Tome: Monsters Exist by Theresa Braun & Mr. Deadman

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Genre: Horror Anthology/ Short Stories

Release Date: July 1, 2017

Blurb:

From the time we are young, we fear the monster under the bed or in the closet, making it impossible to sleep without a nightlight. Then, we hear stories of Bigfoot, and maybe even the Mothman around campfires. When we are adults, we wonder if there might actually be supernatural creatures lurking in the shadows. Are these tall tales and urban legends only metaphors for what horrific things humanity is capable of—or do monsters exist?

Go to some terrifying places with this cast of authors. You will be dragged into mystifying realities where demonic fairies hide, where devil monkeys lure carnival-goers to their demise, where Goatmen seek to destroy their prey, and where the goddess of death puts out a hit on victims of her choice. These shocking tales will have you biting your nails and locating that childhood nightlight. Because, in the end, we all know monsters do exist.

Author Information: Theresa Braun & Mr. Deadman

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Wallace Boothill: https://twitter.com/WBoothill

Theresa Braun: www.theresabraun.com

S.J. Budd: http://www.sjbudd.co.uk/

Gary Buller: https://twitter.com/garybuller

S.E. Casey: https://secaseyauthor.wordpress.com/

Mr. Deadman: https://deadmanstome.net/

Calvin Demmer: https://calvindemmer.com/

Philip Kleaver: https://twitter.com/pwkleaver

Sylvia Mann: https://twitter.com/SylvieM1971

W.C. Marchese: http://www.wcmarchese.com/

John Palisano: https://johnpalisano.wordpress.com/

Christopher Powers: https://twitter.com/Powers1902

Leo X. Robertson: https://leoxrobertson.wordpress.com/

M.R. Tapia: http://hinderedsoulspress.com/

Purchase Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072126ZVG

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35298232-deadman-s-tome

Six Giveaways!

Angelina Kerner
Giveaway: 3 kindle copies.
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Angie Dokos
signed paperback for US residents and a kindle version for international
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Candace Robinson
$10 Amazon Card & Digital Copy
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Didi Oviatt
1 Signed Print, 2 digital copies
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Theresa Braun
4 Digital Copies of “Deadman’s Tome: Monsters Exist”
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