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Cowboys, Vampires & Creamed Enchiladas with @cowboyvamp #Recipe & #Review

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Bewitching Tours, Books, Cabin Cooking, Featured Posts, Horror, Kriss Morton, Mama's Kitchen Mondays, Review & a Recipe, Reviews | 5 comments

Mama’s Kitchen Monday..

with vampires

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{Review & Article} @SusannahSandlin on Vampires – They’re Not Dead Yet!

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Bewitching Tours, Books, Featured Posts, Giveaways & Contests, Guest Posts, Reviews | 12 comments

Happy Wednesday everyone! Welcome to a bloody awesome (yes pun intended) blog post! I have not only VAMPIRES from the eyes of Susannah Sandlin, but also a review of her latest in the PENTON LEGACY series! Oh and Bewitching Tours has a giveaway with the author to go with it! Hope your midweek festivities are going well!

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Mind Games: a Cassie Scot Novel by @ChristineAmsden [Favorite Author]

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Blasts - Blitzs - Cover Reveals - Showcases, Books, Giveaways & Contests, Goddess Fish Promotions | 3 comments

SBB_MindGames_CoverBannerMind Games: Cassie Scot Mystery #3 by Christine Amsden Book Blast

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The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy #3) by @DebHarkness Cover is Revealed!

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in Blasts - Blitzs - Cover Reveals - Showcases, Books | 2 comments

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Cupcakes and Pilates with @MCDoidge #FourthWallFriday

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in Authors, Books, Dessert, Fourth-Wall Friday, Giveaways & Contests | 15 comments

Welcome Meghan Ciana Doidge author of many lovely stories which also include the Dowser Series. (ohh she has a post apocalyptic book too peeps!) You may remember the blast I did for #2, Trinkets, Treasures, and Other Bloody Magic for Book Nerd Tours? Well She decided to have some fun with a Fourth-Wall Friday challenge! Like many authors she needed to get her muse in the groove so she went and did some Pilates, because you know yoga, it always helps the brain flow better. Problem with excersize? It also causes you munchies a bit hungry … perhaps? Oh and if you’re an author, it drags you into your own world of make belief.. or is it? All I know is I want a dozen cupcakes now! Oh and check out the bottom I have a special giveaway for a US winner! (INT winner will be a Kindle version of it). Oh and so here are two out of three of great things… cupcakes and a giveaway.. I am not into bending and sweating. I like my Pilates with wind chimes and a yogi… and a nap afterwards… oh and a cupcake…

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On “The Outside” faith can keep you alive – by @Laura_Bickle #Review #Paranormal #YA

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in Bewitching Tours, Books, Reviews | 2 comments

13018514I haven’t shared my review of book one, The Hallowed Ones, but the moment I read it six months ago. I immediately saw book two was ready for pre-orders and jumped on it. Early this summer when the opportunity to read The Outside prior to this falls release, I was so excited! The ARC’s became available for tour members but due to a glitch I had to wait till the beginning of September to read my pre-order. You should have seen some of my e-mails with the publisher, it was pretty funny. Well…. It was well worth the wait and then some!

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Thunder! Na-na-na-naaaa-na-na-naaa-na – Where the plot comes from @pwtucker

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Authors, Books, Giveaways & Contests, Guest Posts, Writing | 3 comments

katrina-guestpostI have Phil Tucker on the blog today (see I promised) with a feature article about how The Human Revolt, the vampire book I have raved about these last few weeks? Vampire Miami? Is the first in the series. I asked him, as part of the Vampire vs. Zombie hop to write a little about the book. He was sweet enough to give me a taste of his brain! And his book is not even about zombies! *wink*

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Vampires vs Zombies blog hop (Squirrel Style) #TEAMVAMPIRE

Posted by on Aug 17, 2013 in Books, Fun, Giveaways & Contests, Humor | 33 comments

I was late late late but I am going to be adding giveaways so keep looking! I have two going on and they are open till the end of August! One monster in the form of a bridge and the other the form of a wonderful neck biting VAMPIRE BOOK! Enger both! Who knows I may add more so check back! Now, the MONSTER in the book giveaway may not bite or want to eat brains but … ohhhh you just have to check out my review HERE and see for yourself! Also check out the review of Vampire Miami for this event HERE and guest post HERE! Till them join my fun and enter the two giveaways.

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AWESOME COVER REVEAL – “Lunas Sanguis” by Simon Okill

Posted by on Jun 15, 2013 in Authors, Blasts - Blitzs - Cover Reveals - Showcases, Books | 2 comments

As one of the Bigfoot Babes I am thrilled to bring you the cover reveal of Simon Okill’s latest book:

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James R. Tuck gives Deacon some “FRESH INK” (Fourth-Wall Friday)

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Authors, Books, Fourth-Wall Friday, Guest Posts, Nerd Lovin' | 2 comments

For all my new followers, today is Fourth-Wall Friday. Every Friday I host another wonderful author who has granted us a look into their world build and characters. Sit back and enjoy the show. I am trying to figure out what fresh ink I am getting next at James’ shop and I did not expect to have Deacon Chalk walk in. I am glad I am wearing black, because the drool won’t show up as bad if he decides to look my way. Welcome ….

FRESH INK

James R. Tuck
used by permission

vampire-divider

I walk through the door and all I see is red.

It covers every wall, blaring out at me, screaming at my eyes.

A buzzing fills my ears.

“Hey, how’s it going? What can we do for you today?”

I look down from staring at the art covered walls and see a young, thin teenager with spiked hair standing by the couch. His hair spiked messily over clear horn-rimmed glasses and a Doctor Who shirt.

Before I can say anything a big man stood up from the back of the large open room.

“My Sho-nizzle! C’mon back.”

Stepping through the opening between two four foot high half walls that divide the room from lobby to work area, I walk towards him. The teenager follows. The man, James, moves around the hydraulic chair he’s using as a desk, a tiny red laptop perched on a shiny metal tray. Boots, jeans, and a black t-shirt.

He’s dressed just like me.

Clasping outstretched hand, we both lean in, hugging like brothers.

We pull back and stand eye to eye.

The teenager watches us. “This is just really bizarre.”

The man smiles. “This isn’t weird, son. This, is Deacon Chalk.”

The teen looks at me. His eyes widen. “Oh.” He thinks for a second. “Oh!

James nods. “Yep. The main man himself.”

I shrug.

“Deacon, my son Conor. Conor, Deacon.”

I stick my hand out. “Nice to meet you.”

We shake.

My son would be this old now.

I clamp that down HARD. Fold it, push it aside.

Maintain.

James waves his hand toward the front of the shop. “Alright, back to work. Let us talk.

Conor smiles and walks back to the lobby area.

I indicate the walls. “I like what you’ve done with the place.”

“Really? I was a little worried you’d be pissed. I mean, that didn’t stop me, but it did pass through my mind.”

“It’s your shop now. You can do whatever you want. Besides, this is much better.”

I’m pretty happy with it.

This looks like a tattoo shop now.

Looked like a tattoo shop when I bought it from you.

I shake my head. “Nah. Those walls I built were rubbish. This is much better.”

“You’re knocking your Frankenstein seams on the drywall?”

“Hey! I was a tattoo artist, not a construction worker.”

“That was definitely not construction, more like con-fuck-tion.”

We both nod at the same time.

This feels good. The back and forth, the chit and the chat of two people who know each other pretty damn well.

I nod at the laptop.

“How goes the writing?”

“Working on a Lovecraft urban fantasy.”

“Not book 4?”

“That’s next. Book 3 just came out.”

“Yeah, Tiff picked it up. She liked it.”

“Good.” He picks up a sketchbook. “You wanna see your design?”

“Hell yeah.”

He hands it over to me. The page is filled with thin, red lines. They swirl and squiggle across the recycled paper, making big, loose forms. Over them is a series of darker lines, number 2 pencil lines, that sculpt and define the image, drawing its shape out of the chaos of the sketch.

It’s a Sailor Jerry-style pinup of a girl leaning on a pole. The banner under her feet reads POLECATS in traditional tattoo-style letters.

I look up. “I love it.”

“No changes?”

“Nope, run it.”

He nods. “I’ll get set up. Make yourself at home.”

I wander back to the lobby, grab a tattoo magazine, and sit on the leather couch.

I’ve just flipped past the third article on a different TV show with the word ink in the title. When the holy hell did tattooing go on television?

I’ve been out of the loop for a while since . . .

since . . .

I look over at Conor. He’s wiping down the jewelry case.

Fuck it. I’m not thinking about my family. Not here, not now.

The door chimes.

A guy who looks just a year or two older than Conor walks in. He’s also thin, but where Conor looks wiry, this kid looks damn near hollow. Sunken cheeks, jutting jawbone, eyes in deep caves under his eyebrows. If they weren’t steady, and his skin smooth and clear, I’d think he was strung out on some shit. He has a black portfolio clutched in skeletal hands and the shoulders of his t-shirt are stained blue gray from the shitty, black No 1 dye job on his shaggy hair.

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