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First Kiss by Ann Marie Frohoff the @rockinwriterchk is falling….

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Blasts - Blitzs - Cover Reveals - Showcases, Books, Giveaways & Contests, Promotions | 3 comments

…in Price!

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Mama’s Kitchen Mondays for “A Menu of Death” with author @LucyPireel

Posted by on Sep 29, 2013 in Blasts - Blitzs - Cover Reveals - Showcases, Books, Giveaways & Contests, Mama's Kitchen Mondays | 3 comments

Mama’s Kitchen Mondays Recipe, Book Blast and a Giveaway!

Banner smaller brightWelcome Lucy and her Menu of Death (I designed the cover for this one, can you guess what the title is made of? Give you a hint… “Watch it wiggle… see it jiggle….” First we’re having a Mama’s Kitchen Mondays Recipe! This is a modified Martha Stewart recipe based on Worms in Dirt. Lucy made it hers, since death is the main theme of her collection of 8 short stories.


Worms in Brains

Worms in Brains

(Spaghetti with hotdogs)

Worms and Brains

  • Spaghetti
  • Chopped onion
  • Tin of chopped tomatoes
  • Fresh chill-ies, seeds removed and finely chopped
  • Fresh Italian herbs
  • Cube of Vegetable broth
  • Hot Dogs
  1. hotdog wormsSaute onion, and chill-ies until tender.
  2. Add tomatoes, fry for a bit and add a cup of water and crumbled cube of broth. Let simmer until reduced.
  3. Slice Hot Dogs in strips and cook until they slightly curl up. (worms)
  4. Cook spaghetti and stir into the sauce adding the fresh herbs as last.
  5. Serve with a bunch of worms on top.

…and now that you have had a taste… here is the full version of..

A Menu of Death

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Underneath the veneer of humanity lies darkness.

Eight deadly tales that explore dark desires in which some do what it takes to obtain what they want, while others are led by events.

Wishes gone wrong, unhealthy obsessions, and cravings to sate.

A Menu of Death will take you on a blood-curdling journey that you may not survive.

These eight short stories revolve around obsession, revenge, craving, love, and Death.

Whether it be a woman in need of rescue, a man who hungers for his wife, a demon lost, or wishes come true, all characters want something. Badly.

But … You can’t always get what you want, but you might just get what you need.


About the Author

Lucy-PireelLucy Pireel is a writer who doesn’t let herself be restricted to any one genre. She loves to write in whatever direction her current story leads her.

When she’s not writing, or reading, she is practicing or teaching yoga, her other passion. Or she could be on a long hike somewhere in the beautiful British nature.

Being an author it is almost a given she has a great love for chocolate and coffee to live on while writing, but she doesn’t shy away from trying to prepare intricate dishes, for cooking is another thing she enjoys.


Should you want to follow her she can be found at:

Website ~ Blog ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Goodreads ~ Google+

Oh ya!  The Giveaway! (click through)

Oh! What do you think the title is ,ade of? (I gave you a hint)

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What if you could bring her back to life? “My Sister’s Reaper” by @DorothyDreyer #BookBlast

Posted by on Sep 29, 2013 in Blasts - Blitzs - Cover Reveals - Showcases, Books, Giveaways & Contests | 3 comments

Book Blast & a Giveaway for “My Sister’s Reaper”

$50 GC or Paypal cash! I love this cover, I am excited to read it and I have the coolest playlist for the book coming up for the tour! 

My Sister’s Reaper by Dorothy Dreyer


Sixteen-year-old Zadie’s first mistake was telling the boy she liked she could bring her dead sister back to life. Her second mistake was actually doing it.

When Zadie accidentally messes with the Reaper’s Rite that should have claimed her sister Mara, things go horribly wrong. Mara isn’t the same anymore—Zadie isn’t even sure she’s completely human, and to top it off, a Reaper is determined to collect Mara’s soul no matter what. Now Zadie must figure out how to defeat her sister’s Reaper, or let Mara die … this time for good.

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About the Author


I’m a Philippine-born American living in Germany with my husband and two teens.

I write young adult books that usually have some element of magic or the supernatural in them. I also like to read those kinds of books. Aside from reading, I like movies, chocolate, take-out, coffee, traveling, and having fun with my friends and family. I’ve also been known to make a pretty sweet cupcake.

I tend to sing sometimes, too, so keep me away from your Karaoke bars.

WebsiteTwitter ~ Facebook


Blog Tour Schedule

BookBlast Giveaway $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 10/18/13  (read more for the giveaway)

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Writing Tips, Cheese & Non-Sparkly Vampires – #BTR @ChristineAmsden

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 in Authors, Bewitching Tours, Blog Talk Radio, Books, Interviews & Interviews with Recipes | 1 comment

I fan-girled my silly butt off with award winning author Christine Amsden tonight on Bewitching Talk Radio. We discuss the dangers of first time authors writing in first person point of view, omniscient point of view and flash backs (my big mistake) along with her second novel Cassie Scot ParaNormal Detective, the first in a six book series. The second one is due out November 15th and you can learn more about that news listening to the 30ish minute interview now! Sit back and enjoy and find out just what kind of meal she says Cassie Scot and her first bookImmortality Virus are.. yes, I asked the question!

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Moving The Universe Forward … @CE_Kilgore #FourthWallFriday

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 in ASMSG, Authors, Books, Fourth-Wall Friday, Guest Posts | 2 comments

*clearing throat* Me.. me … me … me … me… me… meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee *singing* oh wait.. SPACE opera… my bad! Sorry guys *grabbing my coffee! Welcome Corinne! Let’s get to business, it is a grand day and a fine day when I can have a wonderful Science Fiction author on board breaking into her Fourth-Wall and literally into a universe! Join me in not only having her on for Fourth-Wall but for the pre-Tour stop (her official tour starts on October 1st!)

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Write a space opera, they said. It’ll be fun, they said.

What they failed to include in the colorful, glossy brochure that came with my ‘So You Want To Be A Writer’ introductory kit were the strange things that can happen once you start taking your created Universe a little too seriously. Odd things. Things that leave you questioning what’s real and what’s just  in your head. They also failed to explain how to make those voices in your head shut the fark up so you can get some actual writing done without the ongoing commentary from the peanut gallery.

Yeah, I said it. Peanut gallery. I expect some sort of retaliation from them later, but I’m on my fifth cup of coffee and all bets are off. It’s payback time and I’m breaking all the rules.

So, here I sit, feet dangling off the edge of a cargo pod that has my butt sore from sitting on it too long, waiting for them to arrive. They’re late, as expected. I wrote them that way, after all. Captain ‘Floppy-hair’ Hankarron Eros couldn’t arrive on time if his life depended on it.

Come to think of it, it actually has, once or twice, but I always seem to find a way to write him out of it using Ethan or Tara. Maybe I should stop saving his butt so he can learn the importance of punctuality and my butt can stop being so damn sore. Actually, that gives me ideas…

Dammit, I knew I should have brought my notepad. Who brings a notepad into a lucid dream, though?

“Ow!” I grab my arm and rub away a sharp pain from the skin, turning to find a playfully observant smirk set beneath a pair of sapphire blue eyes. They’re eyes I’d know anywhere, and that lopsided smile is something I never have a problem visualizing as I put it to paper. “Was that your idea of a hello, Ethan?”

“Just wanted to make sure you’re awake.” Ethan observes me openly for a long moment, his Mechatronic eyes focusing in and out. “Jehdra warned Hank about being late, but you know,”

“Know Hank,” I finish the sentence with him and give a sighing roll of the eyes. He stands up to his full height and I get a real idea of just how tall six feet and ten inches equals. I bite my bottom lip to keep from whistling at the Mechatronic Automaton. He’s impressive, and I’m not just saying that because I’m responsible for his creation.

Okay, so maybe there’s a little pride in there, but can you really blame me? He’s exquisite. A work of engineering genius.

hankorranHankarron, on the other hand…

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“Reese’s Leap” by @Darcy_Scott – #Mystery #Review

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Books, Giveaways & Contests, Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours, Reviews | 6 comments

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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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After the Kiss (Blood and Snow Season 2) by @RaShelleWorkman #CoverReveal

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in Authors, Blasts - Blitzs - Cover Reveals - Showcases, Books, Promotions | 1 comment

After the Kiss by RaShelle Workman

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Collateral Damage by @FrederickBrooke – review & a recipe

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Bacon, Books, Cabin Cooking, Mystery, Novel Publicity, Review & a Recipe, Reviews | 10 comments

Welcome to Novel Publicity’s Blog Tour for Collateral Damage by Frederick Lee Brooke. This is the third Annie Ogden story and although it is a stand-alone I have read them all. Max Vinyl, Zombie Candy and now this one.

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#BannedBookWeek Celebrating the Freedom to Read – #BlogHop

Posted by on Sep 21, 2013 in Blasts - Blitzs - Cover Reveals - Showcases, Books, Cabin Commentary, Giveaways & Contests | 62 comments

Banned Book Hop – Celebrating 30 years of protecting your right to read!

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