Hoo BOY, the site “Pen To Paper” is hosting a book giveaway, with 17 – that’s right SEVENTEEN books featured, including the latest works from our own Erika M. Szabo, P.T. Macias, Christy Lynn (C.L.) Foster, and Simon Okill!:
Giveaway – 1 Ebook
Title – Merlin’s School for Ordinary Children – The Ring of Curses
Genre – Childrens Fantasy / aged 9 – 14 yrs
Author – Margaret Blake
A reclusive man had to die before something of major proportions happened in the small seaside town of Calder Cove. Over a long and extended period, a series of weird and rather extraordinary events occur, most of which are hidden from view behind a construction of tall screens. Then, with a very grand and bizarre opening, a strange and mysterious castle is revealed; a castle that seemed to have appeared out of the darkness and silence of nowhere.
Was it magic? The townsfolk wondered.
Or was it something more sinister?
In time it is made known that the massive grey edifice is nothing more than a school. But when the exclusively invited children finally step inside, the huge doors are locked securely behind them, creating a strict division between the world of their families and the castle. Everything that was once a part of everyday life becomes a thing of the past and the new students are thrown, without warning, into the unknown. It is with great trepidation they begin to question these changes and ask … is this place really a school?
An answer to this dilemma begins to show itself after an intriguing visit to an Aztec pyramid that results in the theft of a cursed ring, and the eventual disappearance of the school’s bully, Neville Cormac. The teachers’ blasé response to this matter prompts Bridget Lincoln and her motley crew of friends to investigate. But they get more than they bargain for when they stumble upon magical rooms and hidden passageways, a golden doorway and, most horrifically, their own doom!
Giveaway – 1 Ebook
Title – Breathe You In
Genre – Contemporary erotic romance
Author – Lily Harlem
Soul-aching desire was just the beginning!
If the road to Heaven starts in Hell then I was ready to start climbing my way out and Ruben Strong was the man to accompany me. With his devastating good looks, seductively sexy charm and lust for adrenaline he was sure to make it a sensual and erotic experience as well as one to re-awake the passionate, throw-caution-to-the-wind woman I’d once been.
I’d given Ruben something, though, without him realizing, and that gift had come from the man I’d loved before. But I couldn’t tell Ruben. I had to keep that a tight secret even as our naked bodies wound together, sought out pleasure and hit the dizzy heights of ecstasy as one. Because Ruben had my husband’s heart, literally, and that heart was still in love with me, so it seemed, and now I was in love with Ruben.
Emotions tangled with bliss, and fears were locked away as I surrendered to the touch of Ruben’s hands, the taste of his skin and the sounds of his pleasure. I couldn’t deny that Ruben had brought me back to life the same way I had him and there was no way I was giving up that feeling, not for anyone.
Title: Long Lost Song
Author: Stephen C Ormsby
Genre: Supernatural thriller
A virus is decimating America today and Michael Decker is the culprit. Or is he? Is it the work of a curse recorded into a song by 1930′s blues musician Ricky Jensen? Long Lost Song tells the story of Ricky and Michael as they battle their personal and real demons while the world reaches end times of biblical proportions. One question remains. How do you stop a devil of a song made to break a crossroads deal? People who love ‘Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?’ and ‘Carnivale’ should love this too.
Title: Pendant: The Undead Hunters Book 1
Varnok the Great Wizard wants revenge against the people who burnt him at the stake for murder three hundred years before. He has waited patiently in Hell for his opportunity. Now, the Pendant has come together, and the time to make the pay for their actions against him is here. He will release his power upon Earth. Maggie finds half a pendant in a seaside market and Logan is given his by family, forcing the two into a horrific world they had never imagined, and running for their lives. Will they learn the secret of the Pendant before it is too late? Will there new found love be strong enough to stop Varnok, a three hundred year old Wizard from the pits of Hell?
Giveaway: 1 Ebook
Title: Escaping Life
Author: Michelle Muckley
Genre: Suspense/family drama
It’s beautiful here. It’s a beautiful place to die.
Since the accident claimed her sister’s life, Haven has been a sanctuary for Elizabeth Green.She has finally found some of the tranquility that she thought had been lost long ago to the past.Homicide cop Jack Fraser is running away from his miserable life too.But when the discovery of a body on a local beach leads him directly to Elizabeth’s front door, it seems her past might not have been left behind her after all. Together they must face their demons, and in the process expose the dangerous secrets that cloud their lives before it’s too late.
Running from reality is sometimes more painful than discovering the truth.
Giveaway: 1 Ebook
Title: Hot & Spicy, De La Cruz Saga
Author: P.T. Macias
Hot #Amazing #Romantic #Suspense Goodreads #Awesome Review!
I absolutely couldn’t put this book down. The characters were very interesting and well rounded. I loved that the couples are equals. I was nervous about the twists in the action at the end but was glad to see the characters pull through. I can’t wait to read the next book to see what happens. P.T Macias is a fabulous author and takes great care with her characters and their story lines. I will recommend this book and the rest of the series to my friends and family.
Giveaway – 1 Ebook
Tittle – Random Rhymes
Genre – Poetry
Author – Dawn Millen
“Little Man Sleeping”
Sleep on in your innocence little one Let the world pass on by Your golden head upon the pillow Eyes tight closed and dream The world has yet to change you To roughen up the edges To mold you to it’s will And bring you to your fate The smile upon your face Speaks of pleasant things Dreams of sweet childhood Where play is work, you see When I was just a child My dreams were just like yours Full of happy scenes
Giveaway 1 Ebook
‘One Mistake‘ is a Crime, Thriller
Author – Chris Keys
Tyler Stone chooses murder over divorcing his two timing, money grubbing wife. He plans the perfect murder down to the smallest detail only to find himself staggering through an astonishing array of challenges all in the effort to avoid making that One Mistake that would reveal his involvement to the authorities. Every murderer makes at least One Mistake. It only takes One Mistake to get caught and everybody makes at least one. Tyler Stone made several, but the biggest one was having committed the crime in the first place.
Giveaway 1 Ebook
‘Bluffing the Devil‘ is a YA Paranormal tale
Author – Christy Lynn Foster
My musings about the beauty before me and idiots with their pathetic attempts at righteousness were suddenly stopped short by an almost imperceptible atmosphere change. After just a few months and a little practice, I could feel him when he entered the room. Even across a crowded casino floor his essence filled the space like the dark under your bed seems to go on forever. Rey. Fantastic. As if my day wasn’t off-kilter enough? Thank you, Poker Gods for the immense luck in company today. Truly, I owe you one!
He slithered his way across the casino floor and instantly his predacious gaze locked onto me. In a spontaneous act of avoidance, I burrowed into the crowd a bit deeper and tunneled my way through the unsuspecting human-shields, and headed toward the mock-safety of the elevators. Not that I am afraid of him, far from it, I just cannot stand cocky bastards that think they are God’s gift to the game. Especially when it’s obvious that the only reason he chats me up so often is he is trying to learn my strategy and make a place for himself as poker royalty. Not on my watch, chump. But wait, I am not prey in this situation! I am never going to be someone’s doormat or stepping-stone ever again! Resolve hit me suddenly and I pivoted on my heel quickly, nearly slamming into his eye-level chest.
Giveaway 2 Ebooks
‘Star‘ is a YA Fantaasy
Author – Clemy Warner
Abbii had been afraid of the dark for four long years. She hated the eerie silence that filled the night.
She would often try to forget by closing her eyes at night, but she would always be met by dreams of Shadows that would attack her, dragging her into the Darkness. Most nights, she would simply lie there with her bedding wrapped tightly around her, staring at the light coming in through her window, hoping that she would drift off into a dreamless sleep.
Ever since that day four years ago, the dark had frightened her; she had thought it would be a curse throughout the whole of her life, but something changed when she met him.
The dark seemed to lose its power and the moon’s light brightened.
Her dreams didn’t stop; nightmares still stole her sleep, but there was always a figure of Light that would save her and allow her to wake.
He said the same thing every night in her dreams. Keep fighting, Abbii.
She thought that he was part of her imagination, someone that she had created to save her, until she met him and was drawn into his bright hazel eyes.
His name was Nate.
Giveaway 3 Ebooks
‘The Unseen Promise‘ is a fantasy tale
Author – Ellen Mae Franklin
Set on the world Tarkeenia, this story marks the struggle between god and man, magic and indefinable evil. Monsters walk the shadows and the tip of balance between dark and light, good and evil. Even on a good day, living is tenuous.
Strangers become friends, uneasy alliances are tainted by betrayal and self gain. Unlikely heroes salvage what they can, in a world on the brink of chaos.
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Title – Birthright-Bestowed, book one of Ilona the Hun trilogy
Amazon bestseller, semifinalist in the Best Indie Books of 2012
Genre: Fantasy/magical-realism/unusual love triangle/ancient secrets tale
Author – Erika M Szabo
Ilona is an emergency room doctor, born into an ancient Hun tribe which still exists hidden amongst us with its strict and fiercely enforced rules. She doesn’t know much about her Hun heritage besides legends, customs and rituals that she continues out of respect for her parents whose sudden death ten years before devastated her. She plays her tune on her birthday given to her by her grandmother. Elza – Ilona’s housekeeper – explains the purpose of the tune is to let the elders know she had come to age. Her mother didn’t have a chance to explain her inherited powers, but after her 29th birthday when she is considered as an adult by Hun standards, she begins to remember the forgotten instructions concealed as rhymes her mother was teaching her since she was a small child.
Giveaway – 1 Ebook Book
Title – The Tinrano
Genre – #Sci Fi #Fantasy
Author – Pete Emmerson
Seek the Babe with Brother One
Honour the Brother with his Blade of Souls
Worship the Mother with her Shield of Stars
Remember the Knight with Demons Dead
Respect them all – for all are One
Two teenagers born 800 years apart, are brought together to lead the battle against the children of the ancient gods, the terrible giants; The Anakim.
The Watchers have aligned themselves to observe the final moments of their favoured world.
The world is rocked by the manifestations of giant, stone clad monsters that appear to be harvesting humans.
A strange, diminutive, humanoid creature is discovered wandering in the Grampian Mountains.
Dr. Jeanne McLennan, part of a secret agency investigating reported alien appearances, is posted to Aberdeen to lead a team to investigate.
Jeanne, at one time an Inspector in the Grampian Police, and her twelve year old son Paul are uprooted from their comfortable life in Essex.
The creature is not from this world, and is soon joined by others, at first by a female with a newborn infant. Jeanne with Dr. Tom Pinkerton an American Anthropologist, are tasked to discover their origin.
Giveaway – 1 Ebook
Book Title – Nobody Loves a Bigfoot like a Bigfoot Babe
Genre – #Adult Humour #Urban Fantasy #Adult Romance #Action/Adventure
Author – Simon Okill
The Northern California town of Big Beaver has become a haven for Bigfoot, alien sightings and is home to The Phantom Bigfoot Bather. One particularly weird Beaverite, Duane, has kept the Bigfoot a secret, but to his utter dismay, a female Bigfoot abducts a teenager. Duane must use all his guile to stop his secret from getting out, especially now that MB, his close friend and crypto-zoologist, is on the trail, along with Sheriff Lou and the FBI. Can Duane keep his Bigfoot friends a secret? And what does MB discover deep in the forest?
LOU SAT AT HER DESK going over some paperwork. She looked up when Deputy Dwight knocked on her open door and showed the two FBI agents into her office. She’d been expecting their arrival, but she definitely hadn’t expected to see Willis Johnson, the heartless bastard.
The sudden, heart-stopping shock caused Lou’s hand to crunch up a piece of a report. She dropped it into a wastebasket without another thought as her mouth dropped open in surprise. She swallowed nervously. He had finally come back after all these years—after countless unreturned phone calls and letters.
Lou could feel her cheeks flushing with embarrassment. Was she blushing? Oh God, no, she hoped not. The last thing she wanted was to go all girlish and weak-kneed. Get a hold of yourself. You’re the town sheriff, not some sweet, innocent high school kid. But that’s exactly how she felt and that’s exactly where her heart had been left—on the high school prom altar of love.
Lou shifted uncomfortably in her chair. She and Willis made uneasy eye contact. An eternity stretched into seconds.
Giveaway 2 Ecopies – PDF File
Author – Susanne Wilder
First cookbook – Wilder by the Dozen, ‘ Best of my B&B Brunches’
Second cookbook – Wilder by the Dozen, ‘Mexican Mains’
About the Author
Susanne E. Wilder, CFE is a Home Economist (Washington State University), Reformed Cordon Bleu chef, nutrition consultant, food stylist for print and film, writer, author of seven cookbooks, culinary consultant in the food industry, and instructor with three decades of experience in the foodservice and consumer food segments. Currently, she is writing of food, adventure travel and murder food mystery play.
Susanne has written for newspapers from San Diego to Seattle, Magazines from the U.S. to Australia, International websites and an e-book on sustainability: From Sustainable Garden to Table.
Giveaway: 1 Ebook
Title: A Favorite Son
Genre: Biblical fiction, historical fiction
Author: Uvi Poznansky
This story is a present-day twist on the biblical story of Jacob and his mother Rebecca plotting together against the elderly father Isaac, who is lying on his deathbed, in order to get their hands on the inheritance, and on the power in the family. This is no old fairy tale. Its power is here and now, in each one of us. Listening to Yankle telling his take on events, we understand the bitter rivalry between him and his brother. We become intimately engaged with every detail of the plot, and every shade of emotion in these flawed, yet fascinating characters. He yearns to become his father’s favorite son, seeing only one way open to him, to get that which he wants: deceit. “What if my father would touch me,” asks Yankle. In planning his deception, it is not love for his father, nor respect for his age that drives his hesitation—rather, it is the fear to be found out. And so—covering his arm with the hide of a kid, pretending to be that which he is not—he is now ready for the last moment he is going to have with his father.