Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Conch shell of Doom! I love it!

Hello amazing readers!
Welcome to the Book Blitz for
The Conch Shell of Doom by Ryan Hill!
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Happy Book Birthday, Ryan!!
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Bailey didn’t mean to catch his parents plotting to unleash the sinister Trenton Maroney and his powerful oceanic army on the world. It was an honest mistake. Now, he’s got the horribly disfigured Mr. Lovell on his trail, which is doing wonders for Bailey’s anxiety.
His only ally is Franklin, a burn-out several decades past wishing his brother Trenton was destroyed for good. Franklin has battled his brother for two thousand years, and has nothing to show for it except his beloved Mustang. To stop Mr. Lovell from awakening Trenton, Franklin and Bailey will have to get past his parents, a one-eyed stoner, crooked cops, giant Scotsmen, and Trenton’s army, which can only be summoned by one thing: the mysterious Conch Shell of Doom.
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The Conch Shell of Doom by Ryan Hill Publication Date: May 24, 2016
Available for Purchase: Amazon
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Growing up, Ryan Hill used to spend his time reading and writing instead of doing homework. This resulted in an obsession with becoming a writer, but also a gross incompetence in the fields of science and mathematics. A graduate of North Carolina State University, Ryan has been a film critic for over five years. He lives in Raleigh, NC, with his dog/shadow Maggie. Ryan also feels strange about referring to himself in the third person.
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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Release Day Celebration: Artifacts by Pete Catalano with Giveaway

Happy Release Day to
Artifacts by Pete Catalano!
Join us in celebrating this new release from Tantrum Books!
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Happy Book Birthday, Pete!
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It's funny how one little letter can change a person's life. Jax and his friends have been planning the summer of a lifetime at Camp Runamuck. However, when one of them is facing summer at a school desk for failing English, they watch those plans crash and burn!
At the last moment they're given a way out.
An extra credit assignment to find several fake artifacts for a fairy tale display their teacher is presenting at the local library.
Thinking they've hit the easiest-extra-credit-ever jackpot, they begin rummaging through any piles of junk they can find. As they start putting the clues together, they realize that what they're really searching for is one authentic artifact that can rewrite fairy tales!
Enlisting the aid of the Lost Boys, Jax and his friends battle fairy tale villains to see who can get their hand, or their hook, on it first.
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Artifacts by Pete Catalano Release Date: May 17, 2016 Publisher: Tantrum Boooks
Pete Catalano’s books are written for kids of all ages — and adults who secretly never grew up. He lives in Charlotte, NC with his adorably funny wife and two neurotic dogs. Pete was a theatre major in college and tries to keep the ‘suspension of disbelief’ in his life as much as he can.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A Rights Reversion~

A bit of news about Vessel...the publisher is reverting the rights back to me shortly, so if you've been meaning to download a copy, you may want to do that pretty quick! I may self-publish it in the future or work it into a larger book, but for now, it will soon become unavailable.

Many thanks to those who reviewed and enjoyed the book! I have always appreciated your support and  rest assured, I'll keep on writing~

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Rainbow Bridge

Man, I'm so tired of writing pet eulogies. Can this be the last one for awhile, please Universe??  I've lost 3 elderly pets in 2016 already. Yesterday, the last remaining member of a litter of three stray kittens born in an old burn barrel in our yard 16 years ago crossed the rainbow bridge. She and her sister left me just three weeks apart.

Domino was my writing buddy. She loved to curl up on the bed next to me while I worked on my netbook. She wasn't much for hugs, but she enjoyed being by your side and loved roaming the countryside.

Kameko had the longest hair of the three sisters and she got a little tubby in her middle years, so she got a yearly haircut, which she hated. Here she is giving me the evil eye for one of those haircuts. This isn't the best picture of her, but I'm having trouble finding a better pic with hair at the moment. Kameko was a little persnickety. She didn't put up with any crap from kids or dogs. She was the boss.

I'm gonna miss those girls. They've been through a lot with us. They were older than my kids and grew up with them. They were my first children. Love you sweeties~

A Friday Reveal on Sunday~

Today Leigh Statham and Month9Books are revealing the cover for THE PERILOUS JOURNEY OF THE MUCH TOO SPONTANEOUS GIRL, book 2 in THE PERILOUS JOURNEY OF THE NOT SO INNOCUOUS GIRL Series! Which releases October 11, 2016! Check out the gorgeous cover and enter to be one of the first readers to receive an eGalley!!
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Why I love the cover: Hello, GOGGLES! I love how artist Christel Michiels captures Marguerite's amazing fashion sense and tech gadgets. Plus this cover, like the first, is just the right mix of danger and fun. Who doesn't love leather gear cuffs and a good tophat?

On to the reveal! 

Author: Leigh Statham
Pub. Date: October 11, 2016
Publisher: Month9Books
Format: Paperback & eBook
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Lady Marguerite Vadnay and her trusty automaton, Outil, have settled into life in New France rather well. Marguerite is top of the class at flight school and her future as an aerpilot is nearly secure. She has everything she wants— except a commission on the pirate hunting dirigible The Renegade. Using every card in her aristocratic arsenal, Marguerite wiggles her way onto the finest warship France has to offer. But as usual, Marguerite’s plans endanger the lives of those she holds dear— only this time no one else is going to save them. As Marguerite and Outil set off on a rescue mission they may not return from, she finally realizes it’s time to reorder her cogs.

This steampunk adventure is littered with facts from The Golden Age of Piracy and follows (not too closely) some of the lives and adventures of the brave men and women who sailed the seas as privateers, pirates and soldiers.

Leigh Statham was raised in the wilds of rural Idaho, but found her heart in New York City. She worked as a waitress, maid, artist, math teacher, nurse, web designer, art director, thirty-foot inflatable pig and mule wrangler before she settled down in the semi-quiet role of wife, mother and writer. She resides in North Carolina with her husband, four children, five chickens and two suspected serial killer cats. If the air is cool and the sun is just coming up over the horizon, you can find her running the streets of her small town, plotting her next novel with the sort of intensity that will one day get her hit by a car.

Where you can find Leigh:  Website |Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads