Friday, December 30, 2011

Review: Hellsbane by Paige Cuccaro

Title: Hellsbane (Hellsbane, #1)
Author: Paige Cuccaro
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: Novel
Release Date: December 2011
ePub ISBN: 978-1-937044-64-0
Print ISBN: 978-1-937044-65-7
Books 2 and 3 coming May 2012 and January 2013!
A HELLSBANE BOOK - Book One - by Paige Cuccaro
Emma Jane Hellsbane just found out she’s not human—or, at least, not only human. She’s half angel, too, and now Heaven’s got a job for her: round up all the Fallen angels and their red-skinned, horned devil-demon minions and boot their butts back into the abyss. Only problem? The demons and their Fallen masters fight back…and they don’t fight fair.
Luckily for Emma, she can put a stop to the constant threat of having her head hacked off if she figures out which Fallen angel is her father—and then kill him before he kills her. Of course, in the meantime, she’ll have to avoid accidentally seducing her angelic mentor, help an old friend conquer his own Fallen sperm donor, and basically save the world from a cataclysmic divine smack down.
No one said being Heaven’s bounty hunter would be easy. But with a name like Hellsbane, Emma Jane was born for the job.

My Thoughts:
I wasn't too sure what to expect going into a novel that was about a half angel demon fighter who has the ability to feel others emotions a psychic if you will, who has made a living with this ability, but I am so glad I read this book, wow, Right from the very first chapter this book caught my attention right to the very last page.  Paige Cuccaro created a cast of characters I really enjoyed and felt connected with. Tommy the ever high school dreamy guy everyone wishes to have as a boyfriend, I really liked Tommy. Eli, the hottest Angel I've seen yet, Emma just doesn't know what to feel around him, but yet he is also her trainer. Emma, she is hot in her own right and has guys falling for her all over the place.  Emma is having a hard time adjusting to her new life, one day she is just an ordinary psychic living her life day to day in her Grandmothers house, until the day when Tommy bursts through the door and brings with him a mailman demon, talk about going postal lol.  So when Emma picks up Tommy's sword to help him cause the demon's kicking his butt, she has now been branded and can only be released when she kills her real father a Fallen Angel. Liam is introduced at the start of the book, I really liked his character, he was very funny. 
The story is well played out, it was action packed all the way through the book, I was so sad when Eli was telling the story of his past love to Emma Jane, it makes you wish it had of turned out a different way.  I love it when a book takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride, which is exactally what Hellsbane did to me.  I was absolutely crushed when something happened that I can't reveal, NO Spoilers, you must read this one for yourself.  Emma Jane's character is awesome, I loved her character, I can't wait to read more in the next book of this incredible series. 

I recommend this most awesome book to all and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!!!   Enjoy!!!


Friday, December 23, 2011

The Heven and Hell Tour for Masquerade by Cambria Hebert

Masquerade (Heven and Hell 1)
By:  Cambria Hebert
ISBN:  9781936593255
Published December 16, 2011 by Otherworld Publications
Available Format:  Hardcover, Paperback, ebook

Before. Everything was so much better Before. I wasn’t haunted by nightmares, my place at school was secure and my face was flawless. Now, I’m a freak and everything has changed. The worst part is that I can’t remember the night I was sentenced to the shadows. The memory has been stolen from me and I just can’t shake the feeling that someone, something is out there -watching. 

Just when I think I have my life handled, Sam, with his intimidating golden stare and shiver inducing voice, makes me realize that I don’t know anything. He makes me see that my scars don’t matter. That they never mattered. I can’t help but fall for him, completely unknowing that he knows exactly how I got this way. Not knowing he was involved.

My Thoughts:

I am so excited right now I am just squealing all over the house lol, today, in the mail I received my signed copy of Masquerade and, I get to bring to all of you my review of not only this amazing book with its oh so gorgeous cover as well as its amazing author.  You see the reason I am so excited about not only this book, as well as the author, Cambria Hebert, a very great friend of mine and I am so proud of her with the release of her new book, or should I say 3 books, yup that's right 3 books, I will tell you about the others shortly.

Cambria and I met last March not long after I had found the Goodreads website and we became fast friends, she was one of my very first few that had started to follow my new blog and gave me so much support and encouragement to keep going, even though I had no idea what I was doing lol.   We had none the less became fast friends, Cambria has a huge heart, and one of the nicest ladies I have been blessed to call friend, so when it was her time to get her blog up and running, I returned the favor and helped her the best I could, we had so much fun making and fixing our blogs together and over time I learned she was in the process of writing a book.  I couldn't wait for when it would be released as I knew it would be the most amazing book, Cambria emailed me from time to time and ask my opinion on what I thought of the blurb or the unfinished pic for the cover or the look for her new website.  Cambria, you will never know how much that meant to me that you wanted my opinion.  Thank You for including me in one of the most important events in your life!

On to my review, after reading the blurb for this book, I knew it was going to be a great one, I just didn't realize HOW good until I started reading.  BEFORE, Heven was a very happy, popular, normal teenage girl who had every reason to believe that life was going to be good, until one event in her life changed everything, after coming home from the library one night she was attacked and woke up in the hospital, the biggest problem.......Heven can't remember how or what attacked her, and how she got the scars on her face she now works so hard to hide from everyone.  Was it an animal that attacked her, she doesn't remember anything.  Then Sam shows up, the new kid at school, who doesn't seem to notice her scars, but what Heven doesn't know is Sam has his own secrets that could destroy Heven and how she feels for Sam.

Cambria's storytelling takes you right into the story, I love when a great book can do this to me, it makes me feel like I'm right there with the characters, her way of setting up the scenes, describing how Heven feels, what she has been through, the pain, sadness, helplessness, her anxiety, you can feel it right along with her, so much emotion has been put into this story.  Usually I find a story that is told from different POV's sometimes hard to follow, but the way Cambria has done this is fantastic I had no problem following.  At first when reading Heven seems like a weak character but as you keep reading you come to understand why but as the book goes on and Heven comes to terms with who she is you just cant help but to love her. I love Sam, he's so sweet and oh so gorgeous :) who makes Heven feel beautiful now like she did BEFORE when life was normal.

If your looking for a book that takes you on a wild ride, this is the book to pick up, twists and turns you will absolutely not see coming and make you gasp out loud, the fighting scenes are freakin amazing, a slow to start novel which is not a bad thing as it sets you up  with a smashing huge finish with passion and steamy scenes, you will not want to miss out on this book, I loved everything about it, such originality and left me wanting the next in the series RIGHT NOW LOL.  I hope you will all run to get your copy of this amazing book, and enjoy it as much as I did.  Enjoy everyone!!!!

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

King of Paine Review/Interview: by Larry Kahn

King of Paine Blog Tour 

A desperate patient. A rumored cure. How far would you go to find the fountain of youth? 
Frank Paine is not your prototypical FBI agent. He’s an ex-Hollywood stud with a kinky past, an irreverent wise ass who craves forgiveness from the woman he loves. When a ruthless stalker uses Frank’s indiscretions to ensnare him in a sultry cat-and-mouse death match, his investigation points toward a missing biochemist. His hunt for her secret haven takes one tragic turn after another, until he finds himself facing an impossible dilemma. Someone will die as a result of his decisions, and it may be his soulmate. Or him. 

This intricately-plotted whodunit will keep readers turning pages into the wee hours. More than just a mesmerizing story, King of Paine offers fully-rendered characters who grapple with a range of intriguing end-of-life issues while everything they care about is at stake. 

Readers who liked The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo or the novels of Greg Iles will enjoy settling in with King of Paine for a sexy, thought-provoking ride. 

My Thoughts:
I went into this book with an open mind, having read the description and it comparing it to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, I wondered if it in fact would be as good as Steig Larson's book, which I absolutely loved. So with an open mind off I started to read Larry's new book.  Now all who know me, know I don't usually read FBI type books, but, that said I do from time to time love a good mystery/suspense novel.  Larry has created a great book with a story line and a main character that makes you want to keep reading this book.  Frank, was not always a FBI agent, he was an actor/sexy symbol who put all that behind him to train and pick up a badge and gun and went to work putting the bad guys away, only with this particular case, a case where the reader is taken to a behind the scenes look at a internet chatting to catch a killer, who by the way happens to know more about Frank and his sordid past.  Frank finds himself having to deal with his own skeletons/past erotic indiscretions head on.  

Jolynn, the only woman Frank has ever loved, winds up being a suspect and Frank trying to prove her not guilty, but Jolynn seems to get dragged into this further and further, after finally trusting one of the other agents, he winds up dead in Franks apartment no less.  Ok that's all I'm telling you so no spoilers :)  You must read this book for yourself, it is a nail bitter for sure, will keep you turning the pages, will keep you in total suspense, the twists and turns are ones you will not figure out and when they happen you will say, "OMG, I did not see that one coming"  Larry did an amazing job with the story, plot, and characters.  I loved every minute of this book and you will not regret picking up your copy, sit down, buckle up and hang on for the ride you won't soon forget!!!  Enjoy!!!!

I had the pleasure of being able to interview Larry,  Larry thank you so much for being here today, please have a seat in the Purple Jelly Bean Chair. 

What is your name and where do you call home? 
I'm Larry Kahn from Dunwoody, Georgia, a northern suburb of Atlanta, where I live with my wife, Ellie, and two sons. We moved to Atlanta from New York City in 1992.

What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 20 or less words, what would you say?
King of Paine: a sexy, thought-provoking whodunit with characters who grapple with intriguing end-of-life issues while everything they care about is at stake.

If you gave some of your characters an opportunity to speak for themselves, what would they say?
Funny you should ask that, because I did an interview with Frank Paine as one of the events on my blog tour. He had some choice words for me about revealing his kinky secrets in the book, as well as some insights into the ruthless stalker who hounded him. Needless to say, the interview is heavily redacted.
The other main characters--Roger Martin, Jolynn Decker, Jeronimo Reyes, Angela del Rio, and Simone Perlow--are all pretty comfortable with their portrayals in King of Paine. Rumor has it, though, that one of the peripheral characters, the Assistant Special-Agent-in-Charge of the FBI's Atlanta Field Office, Davis "Ass" Holbrook, has threatened to punch out my lights if I ever show up at the Field Office again to do more research. I can't imagine why.

Do you have plans for a new book?   Is this book part of a series?
My original intent was for King of Paine to be the second book in a series, but my protagonist in The Jinx, a young lawyer, fell flat as an FBI agent. Paine finally came together when I went for the Hollywood upgrade, bringing in a former action star with a kinky past to replace my heroic, ordinary guy lawyer. Frank Paine's history made the character motivations more authentic and freed me to explore more interesting (kinkier?) plot developments.
While I like Frank, he doesn't fit well with my next story idea. I want to write about a character who unwittingly discovers that foreign powers are taking steps to take over vital U.S. economic interests through manipulation of the financial markets and the political process. I struggled to think of a way for an FBI agent to become an isolated rebel against these forces of evil, so I said "screw it." I'm still casting the part.

At what age did you know you wanted to become a writer?
I'm going to go with seven.

What or who inspired you to write?
I loved to read adult suspense novels from an early age (but older than seven)--Frederick Forsyth, Ira Levin, Irving Wallace, Robert Ludlum--and when John Grisham and Scott Turow birthed the legal thriller genre just as I was training as a young lawyer, I began to dream of writing my own novels. But my true inspiration as a storyteller was my Uncle Sol. He entertained me and my brothers and cousins with his oral "Tales of Rogovin," the adventures of a young boy who encountered monsters and other terrifying creatures in exotic locales. I must have been about seven when he hooked me. That's why I answered the prior question as I did.

When you start to write a new novel, what is the process for you, do you start with a small idea and when you sit to write is that when the story starts to flow, or, before you start to write do you already have the whole story worked out?
I like intricate plots, and they cannot be crafted on the fly. I brainstorm several main plot and character ideas and think through how they might fit together. I do a lot of my best plotting while I'm laying in bed, mind spinning wildly at 3am, 4am, 5am. It drives my wife crazy because I'm constantly running downstairs to write something in my notebook so I can get it off my mind and sleep. Then, when I'm on a roll, I use a mapping software program called Mind Manager to build characters and their motivations, plots and subplots, and imagine how they might intersect. Because I don't want to be trite or irrelevant, I intentionally try out a few crazy ideas and see where they take me. I want my characters to dream big. I throw a lot in the trash, but some of the crazy stuff sticks and, I think, works in a tongue-in-cheek kind of way. When your followers read about "The Pit" in King of Paine, they will remember this question and chuckle.

When you write, do you write from start to finish, or in the middle, or at the end first?
After I've built a good working draft of an outline, I highlight three to five major plot twists. I start writing at the beginning but occasionally jump to a chapter with a major twist because those characters and those moments are running wild in my mind. I generally write in a linear manner, but I'm not rigid about it. While I'm writing I allocate time to three tasks, depending upon my creativity, sharpness and mood. Writing requires the most creative energy. If I'm sharp but not creative I'll spend my day researching. If I wake up feeling dopey, I edit. I do a lot of editing.  

Have you based any of your characters on someone you know, or real events in your own life? 
All the time. Sometimes it's just a similar name as a little tip of the cap; other times I'll borrow a physical description and a few speech markers. My favorite is an angelic woman in King of Paine who spreads joy among everyone she meets like a contagion--that's my wife to a tee.

What books have most influenced your writing most and why? 
The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth, because I read it at an impressionable age and loved the way the author hid the critical clue in plain sight. When the protagonist revealed whodunit, I felt awe and not at all cheated. That's a lesson I hope I apply in my writing--I want the reader to feel the suspense, struggling to solve critical puzzles along with the protagonist but then doing a classic palm slap to the forehead when the twist is revealed. "Damn, I should have seen that!"
The Firm by John Grisham, because the author showed that lawyers and the issues they address can thrill.
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, because the author demonstrated that intelligence can be sexy, that suspense can be created with words as well as actions, and that fiction can be a medium for political philosophy. I think her philosophy is flawed, but that's a topic I could write an entire essay about.
On Writing by Sol Stein (not my uncle), because this is my bible for novel mechanics. I re-read sections of it before I start each major draft.

Is there an Author that you would really like to meet?
No. As a lawyer I could go into "shark mode" from time to time, but I'm really quite shy. One of the reasons I love writing is because that's how I communicate best. E-mail has probably saved me from ulcers.

Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcover?
I was a late convert, but I like ebooks now. I still prefer a paperback for the beach.

Are you a self published (Indie) Author?
I was self-published before self-published was cool. Okay, maybe that's overstating the case for the current state of the ebook revolution, but my wife and I published The Jinx as a hardcover under the Redfield Publishers imprint in 2000, before facebook and twitter and on-demand publishing. I'm planning to do a guest blog on these two very different publishing experiences when I schedule my blog tour. Stay tuned!

Have you ever read a book more than once?
I've proofread my own books a mindboggling number of times, but I know what you meant. I've read Atlas Shrugged twice. When I was a teen I reread my books frequently, but I can't remember titles.

Is there a particular movie that you preferred over the book version?
What book are you currently reading and in what format (electronic/paperback/hardcover)? 
Are there any new Authors that have grasped your interest and why?
I'd rather not say at this time. I'm scouting for indie suspense authors who might make interesting promotional partners. With thousands of novelists tweeting to the same choir, the strongest authors who haven't broken out yet need to devise ways to stand out, maybe co-brand. But I'm waiting to see if early readers think I'm one of the standouts before approaching others. Every writer has some ego, but I understand that I don't get to to decide whether my book is good. You guys get to do that. Can I get you another piece of chocolate cake?

Is there anything you would change in your last book and why?
I went through many drafts over a few years and have workshopped King of Paine until my critique partners begged me to publish it. I've made some hard calls, but I stand by them. The most difficult was the decision to reveal Frank Paine's history of womanizing and dabbling in BDSM. He's a flawed protagonist, and I hope his other appealing qualities--remorse, integrity, courage, love of a strong woman--will ultimately win the hearts of readers. My beta readers think I pulled it off. If a lot of others disagree, then I will naturally regret not making him Clark Kent or some other cookie-cutter hero. Nah, maybe not so much.

Who designed the cover of your book?
Michael Mollick of Drew Studios, a very creative guy and a pleasure to work with.

Do you have a book trailer?  What are your thoughts on book trailers?
I don't have one and hadn't ever viewed one until you asked about it.  But now that you've sparked my interest, I think they're pretty cool.

What is the best advice that you can give to aspiring writers?
A cynic would say, "Don't quit your day job," but I'm going with "Write, workshop, and rewrite as much as you can." Skills sharpen with experience, often by incorporating criticism into your style. But whether you end up self-publishing or signing a contract with a traditional publisher, these are revolutionary times for writers. You will end up competing against tens of thousands of others for the attention of readers, and not every good novel will experience commercial success. At this moment in history, the supply of novels far exceeds demand. Readers are relying on dedicated book bloggers like you to help them choose the winners, but it seems like even bloggers are starting to get overwhelmed. Can I still change my answer to "Don't quit your day job"?

Do you or have you written/write under a pen name?
No. I considered "Stieg Larsson" but found out it was already taken by some Swedish guy.

Cats or dogs?
If I answer that question at least 50% of your readers will hate me, possibly 100% since it would be hard for me to avoid sarcasm and/or snark, two unattractive qualities that mysteriously appear when I'm writing at 2am.

Where can your readers follow you? 
My blog:
My facebook page:
 My Goodreads author page:


Print, ebook or both? Both.

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview and allowing us a glimpse into your writing world.  I hope you share this interview with your friends.  Nattie
Thank you for the opportunity to speak with your followers in the medium I love most. They can post questions or comments here, and I'll respond.

Website and blog:
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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Immortalis Series review by Katie Salidas

Immortalis Carpe Noctem
Immortalis Series, Book 1

Primary Genre: Urban Fantasy
Secondary Genre: Paranormal Romance
Adult Content: Some strong language. No sexual content.    
Page Count: 323
Word Count: 85,000
Publisher: Rising Sign Books, LLC.
Print Publishing Date: March 2, 2010
Author: Katie Salidas


Bleeding to death after brutal mugging on the campus of UNLV, Twenty-five year old Alyssa, is rescued by the cold and aloof, vampire, Lysander. Taking pity on her, he shares the gift-and curse-of immortality. She awakens as a vampire and is soon devastated by harsh realities of her new way of life: the loss of her friends, her independence, and her humanity.

As if having her humanity stripped away was not enough to make life interesting, Alyssa finds out her “turning”, did not go unnoticed by the rest of undead society. Old enemies; an ancient sect of vampire hunters, known as the Acta Sanctorum, as well as a powerful Vampire mistress, each set plans in motion to destroy both Alyssa and Lysander.

Only by accepting her newfound immortality, seizing the night, will Alyssa hope to survive. She and Lysander must fight together against two sets of enemies bent on destroying them both.

Available in print and/or ebook at: USA Germany

Hunters & Prey
Immortalis Series, Book 2

Primary Genre: Urban Fantasy
Secondary Genre: Paranormal Romance
Adult Content: Some strong language. No sexual content.
Page Count: 263
Word Count: 75,000
Publisher: Rising Sign Books, LLC.
Print Publishing Date: December 10, 2010
Author: Katie Salidas


Becoming a vampire saved Alyssa from death, but the price was high: the loss of everything and everyone attached to her mortal life. She’s still learning to cope when a surprise confrontation with Santino Vitale, the Acta Sanctorum’s most fearsome hunter, sends her fleeing back to the world she once knew, and Fallon, the friend she’s missed more than anything.

Alyssa breaks vampire law by revealing her new, true self to her old friend, a fact which causes strong division in the group that should support her most: her clan.

Worse yet, her revelation entangles Fallon in the struggle between vampires and hunters and The Acta Sanctorum is ready to attack again, with a new army of hybrid creations: the Frenzy Soldiers.

If Alyssa hopes to survive and keep her mortal friend safe, she’ll have to be willing to make a deal with the enemy, and regain her clan’s support. It will take everyone working together in a precarious truce to fight against the Acta Sanctorum’s new threat.

Immortalis Carpe Noctem
Immortalis Series, Book 1

Primary Genre: Urban Fantasy
Secondary Genre: Paranormal Romance
Adult Content: Some strong language. No sexual content.
Page Count: 323
Word Count: 85,000
Publisher: Rising Sign Books, LLC.
Print Publishing Date: March 2, 2010
Author: Katie Salidas


Bleeding to death after brutal mugging on the campus of UNLV, Twenty-five year old Alyssa, is rescued by the cold and aloof, vampire, Lysander. Taking pity on her, he shares the gift-and curse-of immortality. She awakens as a vampire and is soon devastated by harsh realities of her new way of life: the loss of her friends, her independence, and her humanity.

As if having her humanity stripped away was not enough to make life interesting, Alyssa finds out her “turning”, did not go unnoticed by the rest of undead society. Old enemies; an ancient sect of vampire hunters, known as the Acta Sanctorum, as well as a powerful Vampire mistress, each set plans in motion to destroy both Alyssa and Lysander.

Only by accepting her newfound immortality, seizing the night, will Alyssa hope to survive. She and Lysander must fight together against two sets of enemies bent on destroying them both.

My Thoughts:  

I am going to review this as a series instead of three separate books. Sometimes a vampire book can seem the same after reading so many, and lately I have had the pleasure of reading some wonderful vampire stories that have put an original twist to them.  As with this series I am happy to say this series has that something different that I am always looking for in a great book.  

Alyssa did not want to turn vampire, but, Lysander, a loner vamp turns Alyssa into a vampire in order to say her life, she was being attacked by a couple of guys who were trying to rape and kill her.  Lysander turned Alyssa instead of letting her die.  The first book in the series is mainly focused on Alyssa and her coming to terms with this life altering change to from human to vampire, she has an extremely hard time dealing with this and also with the fact they must drink straight from humans in order to stay alive, no animals or bag blood. Now she's whiny about the whole situation, but, you would be too if you were turned into a vampire against your will, and if you want an action packed book, this is the one to read.  So book #1 off to a great start and on to book #2.

At the start of book 2 Alyssa is still having somewhat of a hard time with her change, but I think what impressed me most of all with this author, who by the way is a new author for me, is her writing style, at the start of book 2 Katie Salidas is able to recap book 1 so that you understand book 2 without confusing you totally, and with saying that if you hadn't started with the first book you can easily start reading the second book and understand it with no problems which I might add is a hard thing to do, bravo Ms. Salidas, I really like that in an author that impresses me a lot.

After having recurring nightmares about Santino, a evil vampire hunter.  Lysander is adamant that he is not alive and hunting them, Alyssa knows he is, so when she comes face to face with him, Alyssa runs back to the only place that made her feel safe.....her old hang out when she was a mortal and runs into her best friend she had to leave behind when she was turned.....Fallon. So I really don't want to give away everything, we all know I hate spoilers but I will tell you a few things to keep you in suspense lol, Fallon gets kidnapped to try and have Alyssa fall right into Santino's trap he's set for her, and soon enough Alyssa figures out that worse things lay ahead, worse than Santino.  I love this line from the book,  "The enemy of your enemy is your friend.....Right?"   Santino   What a perfect line. Again another action packed book of this series, starts out great, love all the characters and I loved that Lysander and Alyssa's relationship has vamp up (no pun intended) lol you can just feel his love for her, and I love the addition of Fallon and Nicholas characters, no spoilers you gotta read it to .  So book 2 awesome and now on the book #3.

The third book in this series was nothing short of amazing, such originality, more than the first and second , she has introduced more new characters, werewolves....Aiden to be specific *sigh* that's one hot werewolf.  All three books are packed with action, wonderful characters, a fantastic plot and story line, and takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride which leaves you wanting more.  If you haven't read any of these books yet I suggest you go right now and grab your copies of this awesome series.  You will not be disappointed you did, and hang on to your seat for a great ride.  I hope you all enjoy this series as much as I did!!!   Enjoy!!!!!!

About the Author

Katie Salidas is a Super Woman! Endowed with special powers and abilities, beyond those of mortal women, She can get the munchkin off to gymnastics, cheerleading, Girl Scouts, and swim lessons. She can put hot food on the table for dinner while assisting with homework, baths, and bedtime… And, She still finds the time to keep the hubby happy (nudge nudge wink wink). She can do all of this and still have time to write.

And if you can believe all of those lies, there is some beautiful swamp land in Florida for sale…

Katie Salidas resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mother, wife, and author, she does try to do it all, often causing sleep deprivation and many nights passed out at the computer. Writing books is her passion, and she hopes that her passion will bring you hours of entertainment.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Holly Zombie Giveaway!!!!

Come one come all and enter to win in this fantastic Holly Zombie Giveaway by Author E. Van Lowe.

Come one come all and enter to win in this fantastic Holly Zombie Giveaway by Author E. Van Lowe who is the most awesome guy, if you haven't read his books yet, your in for a real big treat. I have and am so glad I did it would have been my loss, E's books are so fantastic, I have read "The Boyfriend From Hell" and couldn't wait for the next book "Earth Angel" which, I just received in the mail today AND it was autographed, thank you E' : New covers have also been made for both books and you tell me just how beautiful these covers are. I think they are absolutely beautiful, tell me what you think!!  I am so happy to participate with E' in his Holly Zombie Giveaway, it's so exciting! and here is E' in this video to explain, nice Santa hat E'  :)

Here is what you have the chance of winning!
E' is celebrating is first ever Holly Zombie Giveaway with a Swag Bag full of zombirific goodies all serious zombie fans will love, so come join the fun for your chance and help E' celebrate!
The goodies include:

My Uncle Enoch's 1964 Zombie High, High School Year Book: This is an authentic yearbook with blood spattered pages filled with photos of the graduating class, the faculty, and of course all the teams--including the track team who had the distinction of not completing one meet the entire season.  If you have any friends or family members who attended Zombie High, this is for you.
That's Not Your Mommy Anymore: Matt Mogk's illustrated children's book is a favorite at bedtime in my house because it explains to the little ones--in colored illustrations and verse--what to do when mommy starts acting strange.
Zombie Water or Juice Bottle: You can work up a tremendous thirst battling zombies.  This zombie green water bottle is perfect for the zombie fighter who wants to quench his thirst and look the part while doing it.

Autographed copy of Never Slow Dance With A Zombie--this special edition autographed copy comes with a hand written Christmas greeting from the author. Any true zombie lover will want to add this to their collection of zombie paraphernalia.

Three Never Slow Dance With A Zombie Bookmarks-- Why three? Because when you're reading while fighting zombies it's easy to lose your place. Duh!

 Zombie Love Button-- If you can't beat em join em. Sport this zombie pin while roaming among the zombie hordes to let them know you're not looking for a fight and would love to hang onto your braiins.
Zombie Love men's large TeeShirt--A zombie attack can come at any time--even while you're sleeping. Wear this tee shirt to bed so if you are ever dragged from your sleep by a band of marauding zombies, they will know you are a lover not a fighter.

Never Slow Dance With A Zombie Tote—Tired of carrying around all your zombie fighting gear in your hands? This stylish tote is perfect for carrying around all your gear and at the same time letting everyone know that you would Never Slow Dance With A Zombie.

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