Tuesday, May 31, 2016

You Could Win... The Deepest Black by Rainy Kaye

Recently released THE DEEPEST BLACK by Rainy Kaye is up for grabs tonight at the Another Year of Books Celebration Event on Facebook.


Ember has a little problem...fairies want her dead.
Ember spends her Friday nights lurking in the bad parts of town, killing fairies. It’s either that, or become a victim to their flesh-eating hunger.

Then she meets Remy, a fae who, despite getting on her nerves, isn’t evil. He tells her that a shadow has been consuming his world, changing its inhabitants and letting destructive beasts into his city. He is searching for his brother who went missing during the catastrophe.

When a team of mercenaries come for Ember, she has little choice but to join Remy in his quest. Together, they decide to bait a trap. What they find reveals the destruction of the fae world means the end of the human world, too–and it’s Ember’s fault.

You can get your copy of THE DEEPEST BLACK today here... Or try your luck and try to win a copy - it's easy to enter. Find out how on the event page tonight! (This prize will be awarded at 11AM MST on Wednesday June 1st!)

And a BIG CONGRATULATIONS goes to the winner of this book - Sandra Bunning! 

Another Year of Books Celebration Event

Friends, followers and fans...

It has been a very trying month (a trying year so far to be completely honest), between natural disasters, family losses, heartbreaking personal news and the resulting dramatic increase of daily chaos in our lives (here at home), quite a few things have fallen to the way side - pushed off and essentially forgotten, if benignly forgotten, for the greater part of the last three weeks. We've spent the last couple days immersed in family (the entire Farm Family that is) and for us all that was a very good thing.

However as I checked my phone yesterday evening I saw a FB notification that, like a sledgehammer, slammed anxiety, panic and a dragging sense of disappointment into me. It was a notification alerting me that someone had tagged my Facebook page and shared the Another Year of Books Celebration Event... And I realized that I'd forgotten. In and around everything else that was going on in life, amongst all the changes that have taken place over the last several weeks (and are still taking place), the event and all the planning, promoting and pomp I wanted to give it had completely slipped my mind. And now I am stuck in this moment where I have to decide what to do - postpone, cancel or simply forge on with it as it is.

I don't honestly know which is the best course to take. So after thinking about it, sleeping on it and discussing with Heli Dad today, here is what I will be doing...

The grand prize giveaway contest will be extended for 2 additional weeks - to close on June 16th to allow for more people to enter. I will continue to accept donations until June 13th!!

Fast prize giveaways will beginning May 31st and I will do 1 game/contest giveaway a day until all donated fast prizes have been awarded. If you are interested you can still donate fast giveaway prizes.

Guest blog posts will go up as soon as can be arranged with those who signed up to do them. If you are interested in doing a blog post (between now and June 15th you can still sign up.

Registered participants who signed up for takeover times will go forward as scheduled - with a few changes. There are still quite a few time slots available each of the days of the event and you can still sign up for one of the times.

And finally, though obviously incredibly later than originally intended, all donating, takeover and guest blog authors will be featured in one way or another on the blogs and social media. 

So while this event won't be precisely as I envisioned it, it will go on. 

In just a little bit things will kick off.  Tonight we'll have the chance to visit and chat with Rebekah Raymond - author of the Life series: LIFE'S DEFEAT and LIFE'S HOPE, at 8:00pm MST, and I'll also be posting a giveaway contest tonight as well - for your chance to win a Kindle copy of THE DEEPEST BLACK by Rainy Kaye.

So please, join us tonight on the Facebook event page for the Another Year of Books Celebration Event...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

COVER REVEAL: In the Absence of You by Sunniva Dee

by Sunniva Dee 
Publication date: June 28th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Aishe is running. 
Running from the burn of a love she knows will consume her.
Running from a soul mate she’s never even met.
If only she hadn’t been hired as a merch girl for the hottest indie band on earth.
If only she’d never laid eyes on its front man, Emil—intense, sexy, and so unlike the men of her culture.
If only she hadn’t fallen onto his lips, then into his bed.
If only her flame hadn’t exploded into a full-on forest fire.
If only Emil’s heart didn’t belong to someone else.

Emil is running. Running from a broken heart.
Running from who he was with her.
If only Zoe hadn’t left.
If only Aishe hadn’t been right there.
If only she hadn’t been so damn gorgeous—insistent—different.
If only he could control himself around her.
If. Only.

Between studies, teaching, and advising, Sunniva has spent her entire adult life in a college environment. Most of her novels are new adult romance geared toward smart, passionate readers with a love for eclectic language and engaging their brain as well as their heart while reading.

Born in the Land of the Midnight Sun, the author spent her early twenties making the world her playground. Southern Europe: Spain, Italy, Greece--Argentina: Buenos Aires, in particular. The United States finally kept her interest, and after half a decade in Los Angeles, she now lounges in the beautiful city of Savannah.

Sometimes, Sunniva writes with a paranormal twist (Shattering Halos, Stargazer, and Cat Love). At other times, it's contemporary (Pandora Wild Child, Leon's Way, Adrenaline Crush, Walking Heartbreak, and Dodging Trains, coming in late March 2016).

This author is the happiest when her characters let their emotions run off with them, shaping her stories in ways she never foresaw. She loves bad-boys and good-boys run amok, and like in real life, her goal is to keep the reader on her toes until the end of each story.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Featured Book of the Day: BLOODRUNNER DRAGON

by T.S. Joyce
Book 1 – Harper’s Mountains Series

Harper Keller is a shifter on borrowed time. After failing to find her treasure, her inner dragon is desperate to find anything to connect with. When a plea for help comes through from an old flame, she puts her life on hold to track him down. But when she finds Wyatt, it's obvious time has changed him. He isn't the sweet and steady boy she grew up with anymore, but is now a dominant, rip-roaring grizzly shifter with alpha bloodlines and a mountain of secrets. He's dug himself into a deep hole, and is surrounded by danger from all sides, and now Harper has a big decision to make. Save herself, or spend her final days saving the man who is laying claim to her heart. 

Wyatt James is on a mission to save the girl he left behind. He isn't the man everyone thought he would be, and has been hiding from the people he cares about, including Harper. If she sees him now, she won't recognize the monster he's become, but if Wyatt wants a shot at saving her, he has to make his move. Drawing an ailing Bloodrunner Dragon in close will attract the predators though, so he has to be ready for anything. And as the danger that shadows his life grows thicker, he will have to risk everything he's built to protect the dragon he loves.

TUESDAY'S TUNES: Hedley Concert Day - Part 1

So tonight Princess and I are off to see the performances of the local stop on the Hedley Hello World Tour. We attended their show (Wild Life tour) the last time they were here in our home town and it was a great show that we loved every minute... including the 2-3 encores they performed.

To say that we're excited is an understatement. 

(We've honestly been counting down for this show since we attended the Marianas Trench concert at the end of March!)

Hedley is one band that nearly everyone in our family enjoys and the simple truth is that we love them.

So for now enjoy this video of Lose Control from the Hello album, and I'll try to pop back on tonight after the show to share our thoughts about the performances and (possibly) to share a video!

Lose Control - Hedley

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day

Hey folks!

Just popping in here to give a shout out to all the moms and single dad-moms today for Mother's Day. 

I'm busy with my family but wanted to wish a great day to everyone! 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Thursday Throwback - Featured Book of the Day... ONLY BELOVED

ONLY BELOVED by Mary Balogh
Book 7 – Survivors Club Series

For the first time since the death of his wife, the Duke of Stanbrook is considering remarrying and finally embracing happiness for himself. With that thought comes the treasured image of a woman he met briefly a year ago and never saw again. 
Dora Debbins relinquished all hope to marry when a family scandal left her in charge of her younger sister. Earning a modest living as a music teacher, she’s left with only an unfulfilled dream. Then one afternoon, an unexpected visitor makes it come true.

For both George and Dora that brief first encounter was as fleeting as it was unforgettable. Now is the time for a second chance. And while even true love comes with a risk, who are two dreamers to argue with destiny?

What’s better for a Thursday Throwback than a romantic trip back in time… You know, a really great historical romance can simply bring new color to your world.  

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

It's a HUMP DAY Featured Book of the Day - HOOK

HOOK by Elisabeth Grace
Book 1 – Duplicity Duet Series

Women loathed me without even knowing my name. Men coveted the very idea of me.
Escort. Call girl. Prostitute. Hooker. Wh*re.

I'd heard it all. Done it all.

Over the years I'd felt a lot of things about my occupation...but not regret--never regret. I had my reasons for doing what I did and nothing and no one had ever made me question them.


He'd changed me and I'd naively fed into the fairy tale.

But Marco wasn't my Prince Charming. He had secrets of his own. Secrets that would eventually rip away everything I held dear.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Featured Books of the Day - In The Garden with Nora Roberts

RED LILY by Nora Roberts
The Complete In the Garden Trilogy


Blue Dahlia
When Stella opens her heart to a new love, she discovers that she will fight to the death to protect what’s hers.

Black Rose
Roz  thought love was behind her, until a second chance at happiness takes her by surprise…

Red Lily
Hayley and her new daughter have laid down roots in a new town. And a  friendship blossoms into something more…

Tuesdays Tunes: START A RIOT

You've probably heard this song a dozen times. Possibly even more than that. 

Maybe the melody stuck in your head.

Maybe a phrase or two caught your attention.

Honestly, I heard this song day after day (while driving the Corner Table Kids to school) and never realized that I was singing along until Angel Face asked me what the song was called. And then I was stumped because even though I'd been happily singing along, seemingly knowing all the lyrics as well, I had no idea what the song was, nor who the artist was.

So suddenly I had a mission. 

After tracking down BANNERS and this wonderfully amazing song, I knew that it was one that I needed to share. Something about it just grabs hold of me and makes me... Feel. It makes me feel. 

And you know, some days I really need that.


Monday, May 2, 2016

DAILY FEATURED BOOK - A Tale of Two Dragons

by G.A. Aiken
Dragon Kin Series – Novella

Braith of the Darkness likes going through life unnoticed. Not an easy task for a She-dragon of royal descent. But the evil plots of her father are turning her quiet, boring life upside down, and she has now become the enemy of the most vicious queen her kind has ever known. But for once, Braith won't have to fight alone. Not when the warrior dragon of her dreams is willing to risk everything to save her neck.
Addolgar the Cheerful wishes he could say he's helping the pretty royal strictly for honorable reasons--but he'd be lying. It's not his fault, though! He didn't tell Braith of the Darkness to have the most delicious tail he's ever seen! Yet before Addolgar can get his very strong claws on that tail, heads are going to roll. Just hopefully not theirs. . .

Sunday, May 1, 2016

You can WIN - Special Event Grand Prize Contest has Begun!

Hey there!


As more donations toward the grand prize are gathered additional prize entry options may be added. 

Please Enter. Please Share. Join the Event Page on Facebook

And join us on event days for tons of fun, many chances to win during daily Fast Giveaways, meeting new authors and bloggers, and discovering tons of new books to read!

As Always - Happy Reading!

LD Ferris ~ aka Writer Mom

Reading Recommendations With Daily Featured Books

Here we are again rounding up the books featured on our social media sites this week and putting them all in one place, one list... Just for you.

It's basically been a week of paranormal romance and fantasy.

Hope you enjoy and happy reading!

FIRE BOUND by Christine Feehan
Book 5 - Sea Haven, Sisters of the Heart Series 

Flame-haired Lissa Piner is a skilled glass blower whose delicate gift conceals a burning inner strength that can destroy as exquisitely as it can create. Commissioned to design chandeliers for a string of luxury hotels, her remarkable skills have taken her to Italy. But Lissa’s real mission there is a secret. For her entire life has been a lie, leading to a chance to avenge a terrible wrong.

Enlisted as her bodyguard is Casmir Prakenskii, a trained assassin living off the grid. In Lissa, he sees a kindred spirit—something unexpected and wicked, mysterious and sensual. But more than desire is about to bring them together: because both of their pasts cry out for revenge. And for two people with this many secrets, this much passion, and this many enemies, someone is bound to get burned.

PREY by Chloe Cole
Book 1 – Montana Wolves Series

When a gorgeous stranger rescues her from a vicious wolf attack, curvy nature photographer Amalie Baptista can’t seem to fight the attraction to her savior. What she doesn't know is that giving in to him could mean giving up life as she knows it...
Alpha male Liam Albrecht is breaking every rule for the curvy, captivating Amalie, risking his place within the pack and his own life to protect her. As discord among the clans reaches a fever pitch, he must find a way to save her from the monsters among them.

NATHAN’S HEART by Minx Malone
Book 1 – Brotherhood of Bandits, Mating Fever Series

Nathan Drake cares about only one thing. Money. As a recovery agent (cough thief) he'll take any job that gets him the green. His brothers don't call him Heartless for nothing. But a heart doesn't keep food on the table. Living on the outskirts of dragon shifter society has taught him that. Whether it's drugs, jewels or weapons, he'll recover whatever the client wants, for his cut of the loot of course.
Until the night a storm pushes him off course and he’s forced to take his cargo back to his den. Locked inside fighting the mating fever he discovers the crate isn’t filled with diamonds or jewels at all. Instead it contains the one thing he can’t ignore.

A girl.

IAN’S FALL by Minx Malone
Book 2 – Brotherhood of Bandits, Mating Fever Series

When Ian Drake is shot down after visiting dragon territory, his only thought is to warn his brothers of the coming danger. Attacked with some kind of chemical weapon, he is unable to shift into his dragon form. For the first time in years, the protector finds himself vulnerable and his salvation comes in a form he’d never expect.
A woman.

Morgan Hall is not beautiful or charming but armed with her knowledge of herbs and her healing touch, she’s vital to her small community in the Virginia mountains. She leads a quiet life but one filled with purpose. Nothing exciting ever happens to her and she’s okay with that.

Until a dragon crashes into her backyard.

GAVIN’S CURSE by Minx Malone
Book 3 – Brotherhood of Bandits, Mating Fever Series

Gavin Drake has spent years mourning the mate he lost far too young. After a lifetime of searching he’s finally discovered how to break the mate bond. Despite the risks, he’s determined to test it on himself, figuring nothing could be worse than continuing to live without the other half of his soul. Until he takes the serum and discovers that there is something far worse.
Discovering that his mate is alive and has chosen not to be with him.

Kia Warren has spent her entire life at the mercy of her madman of a father, subject to his experiments and hidden away from the world. Her only solace has been in the imaginary love of her dreams that she is starting to suspect is very real…

Saturdays with Princess
Book 1 – The Unwanteds Series

When Alex finds out he is Unwanted, he expects to die. That is the way of the people of Quill. Each year, all the thirteen-year-olds are labeled as Wanted, Necessary, or Unwanted. Wanteds get more schooling and train to join the Quillitary. Necessaries keep the farms running. Unwanteds are set for elimination.

It’s hard for Alex to leave behind his twin, Aaron, a Wanted, but he makes peace with his fate—until he discovers that instead of a “death farm,” what awaits him is a magical place called Artimé. There, Alex and his fellow Unwanteds are encouraged to cultivate their creative abilities and use them magically. Everything Alex has ever known changes before his eyes, and it’s a wondrous transformation.

But it’s a rare, unique occurrence for twins to be divided between Wanted and Unwanted, and as Alex and Aaron’s bond stretches across their separation, a threat arises for the survival of Artimé that will pit brother against brother in an ultimate magical battle.

And there we have it. This week's featured books. Please note that the Ups & Downs Shop will be completely updated once this post is live and as always you can find ALL the books that have been featured. But please remember that some of the sales and free books are offered for a limited time only - the books will remain as featured but the initial sales/freebies may have expired.

Next week the books of the day will begin to be shared daily here on the blog - I'm changing this because of the way that FB policies have changed so that I can continue to promote and share books to you all. 

I hope you've had a great weekend... Keep on reading!