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From the heart of the Emerald City, ‘REDEYE’ emerges

Posted by on Feb 5, 2013 in Authors, Books, Innovative Online Book Tours | 2 comments

What is Happening in Seattle in the year 2076

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A Cyberpunk Hardboiled Noir – BONE WIRES – Review

Posted by on Oct 25, 2012 in Authors, Books, Innovative Online Book Tours | 3 comments

Upon the Bones of old dreams and new, Bone Wires springs forth new nightmares.

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It’s a Bad-Ass Book Launch for “Allegory of Dusk”

Posted by on Oct 19, 2012 in Books, Innovative Online Book Tours, Poetry and Pros | 0 comments

OK it is a book launch, and this one a collection of short stories written by Amber Jerome~Norrgard who is one heck of a bad-ass, in fact she is not only a bad-ass, she is a unicorn… a bad-ass unicorn and she is a friend, which is why she may be currently spitting her morning coffee all over her screen and either cursing me or laughing her ass off.

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BONE WIRES – FMB Tour Series at the Cabin

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in Authors, Books, Innovative Online Book Tours | 5 comments

What is Happening in Seattle in the year 2076

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Dead Hunter – (Excerpt & Give Away)

Posted by on Oct 16, 2012 in Authors, Books, Innovative Online Book Tours | 7 comments

VAMPIRES vs DEMONS

Just who is going to come out on top, or straight into the depths of Hell…

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Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons Tour – 1st Chapter

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Books, Indie Projects & Promotions, Innovative Online Book Tours | 1 comment

I was going to read and review this but I could not figure out how to convert it to a readable file! BUT HEY! I got some great excerpts to share including Chapter 1!  ENJOY! It is a slow week still trying to get caught up after my mini vacation!

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A Tasty Murder Mystery Frosted in Romance (review & give away)

Posted by on Aug 6, 2012 in Books, Fun, Innovative Online Book Tours, Reviews | 6 comments

Faerie Cake Dead by J.M. Griffin

Faerie Cake DeadFaerie Cake Dead by J.M. Griffin

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Synopsis:

Tea, trust and trouble collide at Faerie Cake Junction. When divorcee, Luna Devere, owner of Faerie Cake Junction, meets general contractor, Devin Radford, chaos reigns. Devin instantly wreaks romantic havoc in Luna’s life after she finds a corpse sitting in her tea shop as though awaiting service. The shop is surrounded by faeries who have befriended Luna. They know who left the dead man, but they aren’t sharing. The sheriff is convinced Luna is daft and that she’s the culprit. Devin wonders just how odd Luna is…even though he’s drawn to her. And, Luna’s ex-husband tries to incriminate her for reasons and purposes of his own. Will Luna survive? Only the faeries know.

Review: (psssssst  giveaway at the bottom)

First and foremost I love faeries. So much so that I believe that if they are in a story, my enjoyment factor goes up at least 20% if not more. That being said, this is why the book gets a solid 3 star review. I really enjoyed it but it has some problems which pixie dust are not going to fix, even for me.

The lightness of the read was welcome. It was like sitting on your back porch with a cup of tea.  It flitted, much like a faerie, from one shiny moment to the next. The characters can be classified as different fey even! We have the trolls, one of her employees; Dilly Perkins and her boyfriend the former Boston Policeman; Sheriff Tiddler. We have our own Fairy Queen, our philanthropist and former mother-in-law to the Fairy Lord himself, Devin who swoops in gives us a completely fairytale-ish romance that leaves you wondering what Luna, our Faerie Princess; slipped into those Faerie Cakes! (In other words one minute someone was match making and the next they were engaged, it was truly a WTF moment in the book. But oh well, after all there were FAIRIES!!) Our brownie, Annie; our other helper, was constantly kept in a good mood as long as she is fed and allowed to at least perform a collection of acts that protect and keep Luna happy. (Perhaps I am stretching it a bit with Alice but she is the happy employee ready to jump on the “bitch-slap bandwagon” to anyone who messes with Luna). Oh Luna’s ex-husband definitely is part of the Unseelie court, but Thomas is a lowly goblin, ugly and in need of being stomped on by a Ogre.

The mystery a steady predictable pace, but still with a nice who-done-it and added surprises giving a very nice touch. I had a lot of fun with the book. I hope we have more Luna adventures, but with more to the book. I wonder where you could go since it ended as it did, somewhat finite. The reason I want more is the book just was flat, rushed and almost felt like a Easy-Baked version of a bigger book sitting somewhere on someones to be edited pile. I just felt like there should have been more character development, more segues that made sense. You can throw as many handfuls of pixie dust in my face and feed me as many of those laced Faerie Cakes as you want to but you cannot sell me on half of what happened in the manner it did. BUT like I said, faeries and fun. LOTS of fun and again, good solid mystery.

I hope she keeps writing faerie books, she knows her fey and I saw a lot of that in the writing. It was a great weekend read!

I did not have time to bake but I did research and found out that this is basically the same as a cupcake, but smaller and not as tall. The main difference is the topping. Head on over to Dolly Mix and find a brilliant recipe and explanation! But hey I am offering a give away… keep reading!

The Cupcake is dead: long live the Fairy Cake!

Traditional Fairy Cakes

SO DO YOU BELIEVE IN FAERIES?

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Interview with Author Ian Truman of Tales of Lust, Hate & Despair

Posted by on Jul 11, 2012 in Books, Indie Projects & Promotions, Innovative Online Book Tours, Interviews & Interviews with Recipes | 0 comments

Welcome to another Innovative Online Book Tour featuring

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The Bridge of Deaths Tour – 1st Chapter & Give Away

Posted by on Jul 8, 2012 in Books, Giveaways & Contests, Indie Projects & Promotions, Innovative Online Book Tours | 3 comments

Due to the blog catching a wee CODE yesterday, Sunday Shorts is taking a little break, but since I have the 1st chapter of a book I am hosting for IO Book Tours, I figure, heck! Its a short read? Right? Bacon? ENJOY everyone and have a great Sunday!

Welcome to another Innovative Online Book Tour stop featuring

The Bridge of Deaths by M.C.V. Egan

First Chapter and a Giveaway!

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Awaken to Magic – Dreamwalker by Andrea Heltsley (Review)

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in Books, Innovative Online Book Tours, Reviews | 5 comments

 

DREAMWALKER (Persephone’s League of Immortals) by Andrea Heltsley

Noel Kennedy lost her boyfriend, her job and he dignity all in one week. Then something happened and she began to dream of this stranger she had never met. She couldn’t resist the man of her dreams named Jared especially when she met him in real life. Entranced, she slowly unraveled a world she was meant to stay out of. Her life was not what she thought it was once a sexy Boone stepped into the mix and shook things up. Can she escape a life of servitude or immortality for a chance at love? 
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