Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Download GUARDIAN and LABYRINTH for free! #CreepyHollow

The first two stories in the Creepy Hollow series, GUARDIAN and LABYRINTH, are reaching the end of their 90 day KDP Select period (today is the very last day, actually), and since I have some unused free promotional days, I've made these two novelettes FREE FOR TODAY, 31 July!

GUARDIAN Amazon US | Amazon UK

LABYRINTH Amazon US | Amazon UK

If you feel like being awesome (and who doesn't want to be awesome?!) and tweeting or Facebooking, these are the links you can copy and paste:

GUARDIAN   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007FRJGXI

LABYRINTH   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007QLX9G8

(And MASQUERADE is almost ready to make its appearance!)

Monday, July 30, 2012

J.C. Martin's Crime Thriller ORACLE is Now Available!

Olympics Mania!

Get into the Olympic spirit with a book set around the London Games!

J.C. Martin releases her debut novel, crime thriller Oracle, today. To celebrate, she's holding a month-long Oracle Olympics Blog Tour, with tons of games and prizes, including a possible grand prize of an iPad3 (for more details, visit J.C.'s blog)! And it all kicks off with today's Opening Ceremony!

Read on to find out how you could win a signed paperback copy of Oracle right off the bat!

ORACLE blurb
With London gearing up to host the Olympics, the city doesn't need a serial killer stalking the streets, but they've got one anyway.  
Leaving a trail of brutal and bizarre murders, the police force is no closer to finding the latest psychopath than Detective Inspector Kurt Lancer is in finding a solution for his daughter's disability.  
Thrust into the pressure cooker of a high profile case, the struggling single parent is wound tight as he tries to balance care of his own family with the safety of a growing population of potential victims.
One of whom could be his own daughter.  
Fingers point in every direction as the public relations nightmare grows, and Lancer's only answer comes in the form of a single oak leaf left at each crime scene.  

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble

Intrigued? Here's your chance to win a signed copy of the book! All you have to do is visit all the blogs in the Parade of Nations in order (for a complete list of blogs, visit Olympics HQ here), including this one!

Each blog has a secret letter. Collect them all to decipher the secret message. Then go back to J.C.'s blog and enter your answer in the Rafflecopter for your chance to win! Answer some additional bonus questions to multiply your chances of winning! The contest will remain open till midnight EST on Friday 3rd August. The winner will be announced on J.C.'s blog!

Did you spot the secret letter hanging out in the blurb up there?!

Click on over to John Ling's blog for the next letter!

Good luck!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Creepy Hollow News. Watch This Space!

I know some of you are waiting for the MASQUERADE (CREEPY HOLLOW, #4) is Now Available! blog post, and I'm afraid this isn't it :-( I've been working really hard to try and have the fourth installment up on Amazon and Smashwords today, but the truth is, I've been rushed and I'm just not 100% happy with putting it out there yet. I'm sorry!

Anyway, since the majority of people who read this blog have to-be-read piles that are already miles high, I can rest assured that you have plenty of other reading material while you wait just a little bit longer for MASQUERADE ;-) And by little, I do mean little! (Like just three or four days!)

So ... Watch this space!

Waiting anxiously behind the scenes...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The New Covers for Cherie Reich's Gravity Trilogy!

New covers! New covers! And a giveaway!

Three alien couples in three space fantasy novelettes fall in love in the Gravity trilogy.

A Persean and a Medusan crash land on a post-apocalyptic Earth and must escape their prison cells in Defying Gravity. An Earthling and an Aresian flee their attacking people and fight for the right to live and love in Fighting Gravity. A Cupidian and an Earthling can’t ignore the pull of love while they battle to save their home in Pull of Gravity.

For more information about these three novelettes and the author who wrote them, please visit Surrounded by Books Publishing.

To see Cherie Reich's books on Amazon, visit Amazon's Cherie Reich page.

The covers have been redesigned, and you have a chance to win the complete trilogy! Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Here's a pretty picture for you!

I had hoped to have this fourth installment in the Creepy Hollow series out already, but I had to deal with some Life Stuff in the past month or so, which means I'm now aiming for ... da, da, daaa ... 27 July. The end of next week!

Find MASQUERADE on Goodreads :-)

I know it doesn't follow the Close-Up-Of-Face theme that the first three covers have, but the covers aren't actually meant to have that theme. They're meant to be Close-Up-Of-Something, and the first three (and a few later ones) happen to be faces!

Anyway, you may disagree with me, but it's possible this one is my favourite :-)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Carole Anne Carr's FIRST WOLF

Carole Anne Carr is promoting her book FIRST WOLF, a children’s quest adventure story set in 8th century Northumbria, by making the ebook edition *free* today and tomorrow (12th and 13th July). You can get it from:
Amazon US
Amazon UK

Toland, a twelve year old Anglo-Saxon boy must kill his first wolf to be accepted by his kinsmen but he is lame. Hill tribes attack his settlement and his father goes to find the King who is away fighting the border wars. Toland must protect his family and find his father. With his faithful hound Bodo by his side, he guides his family to safety, Rescued from drowning by a slave girl who met her death before he was born, he survives the first Viking attack of Lindisfarne and is given the task of carrying the Lindisfarne Gospels to safety at Durham. While full of adventure, action, and mystery, this is a young boy’s rite of passage that involves the killing of his first wolf and his survival in the destructive adult world in which he lives. In this early history are the boy’s otherworldly helpers who are everywhere around him, and central to this story is Toland’s dedication to fulfilling his promise to the monks of Lindisfarne, despite the threats to his life that this single-minded focus brings.

Carole is a member of The Society of Authors, Nat. Assoc. of Writers in Education, National Children’s University (Shropshire), Society of Storytelling, Women in Rural Business, Shropshire Chamber of Commerce, W.I. Speaker, and the author of First Wolf, Little Boy Good-for-Nothing and the Shongololo, Candle Dark, Thin Time, and River Dark.

In her own words ...
"I'm an author and independent publisher of four children's books: two historical fiction, one fantasy, and one picture book. My early years were spent as a bank teller in Africa, then as teacher, owner of an art and craft business, poet, creative writing tutor, actress and Third Order Franciscan. I held the Office of Reader in the Church of England before beginning my writing career. I'm working on sequels to my children's books. I have taught poetry and other aspects of creative writing, been Deputy head of a Shropshire primary school for nearly twenty years, and I’m a member of the Society of Authors, the National Association of Writers in Schools, and W.I. Speaker."

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (23): Fighting Gravity

Title: Fighting Gravity
Author: Cherie Reich

The crash had happened right along the path she was taking. Curiosity seized her, and she hoped it wouldn't treat her like a cat.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!
  • Share the title and author too so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

Monday, July 2, 2012

INDIEpendence Day: Celebrating Indie Authors!

"The 25 Indelible authors all believe that amazing works of fiction can be found in indie novels. By highlighting and bringing greater awareness to quality indie books, people find great books to read, indie authors get support, and we continue to change hearts and minds about the gems that can be found among self-published and small-press novels."

As part of this celebration of self-published and small-press novels, I'm being featured over at Refracted Light Reviews, a gorgeous review site (you should seriously follow it!). In addition, if you want a "sneak peak" of the guys chosen to play Nate and Ryn on forthcoming Creepy Hollow book covers, you can find them today at Refracted Light!

Refracted Light | Young Adult Book Reviews

Visit the Indelibles site to the other books being featured during the INDIEpendence Day celebrations.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday: The trees continue to spin...

This week's Six Sentence Sunday comes from the fourth installment in the Creepy Hollow series, MASQUERADE. Hope you like!

The trees continue to spin. Pain starts to fade into a strange numbness. I raise a shaking hand to my face and feel a whole lot of stickiness running down my cheek. If I could touch the back of my head, I’d probably find blood there as well. I’m too terrified to put my hands anywhere near my stomach; I know the damage is bad. Is it bad enough that my body won’t be able to heal itself before it ... shuts down?