Sunday, September 25, 2011

1 Year Anniversary and 4,000 Likes Celebration: Final Week



Welcome to the final week of our celebration! Thank you for helping us celebrate! I hope you are having fun and learning about new authors! This week we have a few different things up for grabs!

What must you do you ask? There will be 2 mandatory items: You must be a liker of the Facebook Page, after all that is what we are celebrating. You must follow this blog. There will be optional things to do to get extra entries and will very each week.

Is it International? As you all know I try my best to make all giveaways International, because without you the page just wouldn't be the same. So, yes it is International!

This week's giveaway will end Friday, September 30th and the winners will be announced Saturday, October 1st.Yes, you can win more than once this month. I am going to be using a new form from Rafflecopter and all of the winners will be chosen randomly.

Here are this week's prizes!

Our page reviewer, Stephanie, is giving away 2 $10 Amazon gift cards.








Our page reviewer, Jenn, is giving a book of the reader's choice from The Book Depository up to $15



Then I have 6 books that I will allow 3 winners to chose from. Each winner will chose one book of their choice. What books do you ask? Well here they are. Oh! And they are all signed!

 Good Luck everyone! Happy Reading!




Image Covre Reveal Grand Prize Winner!

 

All the entries from all the pages that were involved in revealing the cover of Image by Jamie Magee have been collected! And the GRAND PRIZE winner for a signed copy of Insight (The 1st book in the series, a signed copy of Embody (The 2nd book in the series), and a digital ARC of Image is...


KATRINA WHITTAKER!!!!

Congrats! I have sent you an email. Please get back to me by Wednesday or a new winner will be chosen.

Thank you everyone who joined us I hope you had fun!

Before that fateful summer night, Willow had balanced the insight of emotion, and the vivid images. That night, the figure in her nightmare marked her wrist with a star, giving her father no choice but to tell Willow a family secret that would abruptly change life, as she knew it, forever. Before Willow had time to absorb the shock of her father's secret, her soul mate that had shared every stunning dream with her, found her, and darkness captured her closest friends. In order to save them, she must weave through broken myths and the undeniable power of the Zodiac. In the end, Willow discovers that at the moment of our birth we are all given a divine gift.

 Not many Scorpios are known for their patience, and Willow Haywood is no different. Her only desire is to love Landen Chambers and redeem the lost souls of Esterious, but the path to that desire is long, dark and dangerous...
Before Willows life had a chance to balance the sudden revelations and grief she had to endure to get to Chara a disturbing discovery is made. A photo, one that shows Willow blissfully embracing the flawless image of Drake Blakeshire; giving her not only proof that she had lived before, but that she had loved him.
Running away from the memory of Drakes hypnotizing touch, and the prophecy set before her seemed like the logical thing to do. That is, until a dark dream reignites her passion to save the hopeless dimension of Esterious. Willow struggles to find patience to learn everything she needs to know before she faces Drake again, but her eagerness is dangerous and one step in the wrong direction takes everything and everyone away from her the only way to survive this trial is for Willow to remember who she is and what she really wants out of this life.

 There is an ominous darkness, one that that is so dense and mind numbing that you can feel the chills race across your skin as the energy of the hatred behind it hovers near you. They thought that it was over…that he was dead….they never imagined that he was more powerful dead than he ever was alive.

A war is on the brink of erupting in the  dark dimension of Esterious, the victory Willow had a few days ago was nothing less than vague memory. With each thought she has she fights the images of Drake’s dark eyes, his words… his promises. Doubt seeps into her soul as she stares forward and what could only be the hardest battle she has faced thus far. 

Venus is meant to be the planet of love and peace….but when it falls into retrograde its influence changes. Matters of past relationships will surface; choices will be made with the mind and not the heart. Gateways to an evil that cannot be fathomed will open. Willow and Landen’s only defense is to hide their family away, and lock themselves in the palace that was once ruled by Donalt. The energy is heavy and dark within these walls…there is a presence that lingers and strikes at will. Cruel illusions are placed before Willow, but that is not even hardest part…what is hard is standing in room with Drake and Landen and listening to others tell you of lives that you cannot recall…for them to tell when and how you are going to die. 
 Every prediction and theory is about to be proven wrong…and the choice before Willow’s heart holds the lives of millions at stake. The question is will be she be able to see through the illusions before her and make a choice…she can live with?



Saturday, September 24, 2011

Winners!



I have a few winners to announce today! First off, thank you EVERYONE who participated in the cover reveal of Image by Jamie Magee. I hope you had fun and that you liked it. A big thank you to all the pages that were evolved. You guys rock!

Today I will be announcing the winner for the e-books of Insight and Embody. I waiting to get all the entry names from the other pages and then I will randomly choose the Grand Prize winner for a signed copy of Insight and Embody and a digital ARC of Image. I will also be announcing the winners from our Week 3 of our Celebration Bash.

And here they are!


Winner of Insight and Embody by Jamie Magee e-books is... ANNA SINDT

Winner of In Search of Lucy by Lia Fairchild e-book is... CHARISSA

Winner of A Hint of Murder by Lia Fairchild e-book is... MARJORIE

Winner of Desired by Morgan Rice e-book is... LINDA BASS

Winner of Sikander by Salahuddin Kahn either e-book or physical copy is...TERRI MATLOCK


Winner of The Gluten Free Fat Loss Plan by Allison Westfahl is... CHARISSA
**all winners are chosen using Random.org through Rafflecopter**

Come back tomorrow for our final week in celebrating our 1 year anniversary and 4,000 likes!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Full Cover of Image by Jamie Magee Reveal!!!

So, if you have been paying attention the past 10 days; 10 book pages on Facebook have come together to reveal pieces of the cover for Image by Jamie Magee, the 3rd book in the Insight series. Each page also did a giveaway for an e-book of Insight and Embody, the first 2 books in the series. Some of the pages still have the giveaway going ending today, so go check them out. The pages are:
BookPics~https://www.facebook.com/pages/BookPics/202240359806867
Paranormal Book Club~https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paranormal-Book-Club/109922569062884
Taking it One Book at a Time~https://www.facebook.com/takingitonebookatatime
Totally Bookalicious~https://www.facebook.com/TotallyBookalicious
Bookaholics book club~https://www.facebook.com/BookaholicsBkCl
The Writing Between the Shelves~https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Writing-Between-the-Shelves/124107441021395
My Home Away From Home~https://www.facebook.com/MHAFH
Best books~https://www.facebook.com/pages/Best-books/188630521175193
All Things Books~https://www.facebook.com/AllThingsBooks2

Now on to wait you are here for! We are the last stop in the page reveal and I am really excited to show you! Ready?

There is an ominous darkness, one that that is so dense and mind numbing that you can feel the chills race across your skin as the energy of the hatred behind it hovers near you. They thought that it was over…that he was dead….they never imagined that he was more powerful dead than he ever was alive.

A war is on the brink of erupting in the  dark dimension of Esterious, the victory Willow had a few days ago was nothing less than vague memory. With each thought she has she fights the images of Drake’s dark eyes, his words… his promises. Doubt seeps into her soul as she stares forward and what could only be the hardest battle she has faced thus far. 

Venus is meant to be the planet of love and peace….but when it falls into retrograde its influence changes. Matters of past relationships will surface; choices will be made with the mind and not the heart. Gateways to an evil that cannot be fathomed will open. Willow and Landen’s only defense is to hide their family away, and lock themselves in the palace that was once ruled by Donalt. The energy is heavy and dark within these walls…there is a presence that lingers and strikes at will. Cruel illusions are placed before Willow, but that is not even hardest part…what is hard is standing in room with Drake and Landen and listening to others tell you of lives that you cannot recall…for them to tell when and how you are going to die. 
 Every prediction and theory is about to be proven wrong…and the choice before Willow’s heart holds the lives of millions at stake. The question is will be she be able to see through the illusions before her and make a choice…she can live with?


There you go! Pretty right? I love the wings! And the blurb for it is FANTASTIC!! If you haven't read this series yet you really should. Insight (the 1st book) was my number 1 YA book of 2010 and so far Embody (the 2nd book) is my number 1 YA book for 2011 but come November 8th, the release date for Image, there may be a tie!

That's not the end of the fun! Jamie Magee has been kind enough to offer a giveaway. Up for grabs is an e-book of Insight and Embody. I will put their covers up and description at the end of this blog so you can see them. All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter. This is only a 24 hour giveaway and the winners will be announced tomorrow.

BUT WAIT! We're not done! There is also a GRAND PRIZE giveaway! For the grand prize all the entries/comments from ALL of the pages that revealed a piece of the cover will be pooled together and 1 person will be randomly chosen to win a signed copy of Insight and Embody AND a digital (e-book) ARC of Image. To get extra entries for this comment on this post telling me if you have read either Insight or/and Embody and if you have posted a review for them. For each place you posted a review and you give me a link to where it is so I can check, you will get an extra entry. The Grand prize winner will be announced over the weekend.

AND YES, IT'S INTERNATIONAL!!! Happy Reading!


Before that fateful summer night, Willow had balanced the insight of emotion, and the vivid images. That night, the figure in her nightmare marked her wrist with a star, giving her father no choice but to tell Willow a family secret that would abruptly change life, as she knew it, forever. Before Willow had time to absorb the shock of her father's secret, her soul mate that had shared every stunning dream with her, found her, and darkness captured her closest friends. In order to save them, she must weave through broken myths and the undeniable power of the Zodiac. In the end, Willow discovers that at the moment of our birth we are all given a divine gift.







Not many Scorpios are known for their patience, and Willow Haywood is no different. Her only desire is to love Landen Chambers and redeem the lost souls of Esterious, but the path to that desire is long, dark and dangerous...
Before Willows life had a chance to balance the sudden revelations and grief she had to endure to get to Chara a disturbing discovery is made. A photo, one that shows Willow blissfully embracing the flawless image of Drake Blakeshire; giving her not only proof that she had lived before, but that she had loved him.
Running away from the memory of Drakes hypnotizing touch, and the prophecy set before her seemed like the logical thing to do. That is, until a dark dream reignites her passion to save the hopeless dimension of Esterious. Willow struggles to find patience to learn everything she needs to know before she faces Drake again, but her eagerness is dangerous and one step in the wrong direction takes everything and everyone away from her the only way to survive this trial is for Willow to remember who she is and what she really wants out of this life.






Sunday, September 18, 2011

1 year anniversary and 4,000 like Bash: Week 3







Welcome to the third week of our celebration. There are 5 new books up for grabs this week!

What must you do you ask? There will be 2 mandatory items: You must be a liker of the Facebook Page, after all that is what we are celebrating. You must follow this blog. There will be optional things to do to get extra entries and will very each week.

Is it International? As you all know I try my best to make all giveaways International, because without you the page just wouldn't be the same.. Almost all if not all (I am not sure on 2 of the prizes yet) are International.

This week's giveaway will end Friday, September 23rd and the winners will be announced Saturday, September 24th.Yes, you can win more than once this month. I am going to be using a new form from Rafflecopter and all of the winners will be chosen randomly.

Here are this week's prizes!

 E-copy

Author: Lia Fairchild
Description: For fans of Nicholas Sparks, King of read em and weep, this emotional tale will appeal to anyone that has ever experienced love, loss, and friendship. Thirty-year-old Lucy Lang's in freefall. Unfulfilled at work and abandoned by both her alcoholic mother and the sister she helped to raise, she's become cynical and depressed. Then, just as romance strikes, she finds out her sister needs a kidney transplant and only Lucy can help. Bolstered by new found friends, Lucy sets out on a road trip to save her sister's life and in the process, makes discoveries about the kind of person she truly is. This romantic drama will pull you into the world of its heroine and inspire you to see the true power of human relationships.
Website: http://www.liafairchild.com/


 E-copy

Author: Lia Fairchild
Description: Alicia Fairfield didn’t plan on being famous. Now a bestselling author with millions of fans, Alicia also has the attention of a killer. Someone has been recreating the murders from her books and the suspects are piling up; her mentally ill son, a disgruntled associate, and possibly even her loyal literary agent. The pressure of public recognition along with the guilt over these senseless killings could be enough to drive Alicia over the edge. Can she hold it together long enough to uncover a killer?
Website: http://www.liafairchild.com/


E-copy

Author: Morgan Rice
Description: In DESIRED (Book #5 in the Vampire Journals), Caitlin Paine wakes to discover that she has once again traveled back in time. This time, she has landed in eighteenth century Paris, an age of great opulence, of kings and queens—but also of revolution.
Reunited with her true love, Caleb, the two of them finally have the quiet, romantic time together that they never had. They spend idyllic time together in the city of Paris, visiting its most romantic sites, as their love grows ever deeper. Caitlin decides to give up the search for her father, so that she can savor this time and place, and spend her life with Caleb. Caleb takes her to his medieval castle, near the ocean, and Caitlin is happier than she ever dreamed.
But their idyllic time together is not destined to last forever, and events intercede that force the two of them apart. Caitlin once again finds herself united with Aiden and his coven, with Polly and with new friends, as she focuses again on her training, and on her mission. She is introduced to the lavish world of Versailles, and encounters outfits and opulence beyond what she ever dreamed. With never ending feasts and parties and concerts, Versailles is a world of its own. She is happily reunited with her bother Sam, who is also back in time, and having dreams of their father, too.
But all is not as well as it seems. Kyle has traveled back in time, too—this time, with his evil sidekick, Sergei—and he is more determined than ever to kill Caitlin. And Sam and Polly each fall ever deeper into toxic relationships, which just might threaten to destroy everything around them.
As Caitlin becomes a true and hardened warrior, she comes closer than ever to finding her father, and the mythical Shield. The climactic, action-packed ending, takes Caitlin through a whirlwind of Paris’ most important medieval locations, on a hunt for clues. But surviving this time will demand skills she never dreamed she had. And reuniting with Caleb will require her to make the hardest choices—and sacrifices—of her life.

Website: http://www.morganricebooks.com/about%20desired.htm

Physical or E-book copy

Author: Salahuddin Kahn
Descripition: It's 1986. Seventeen-year-old Sikander, dreams of studying and living in America, but in a blind rage after a family quarrel, he leaves his Peshawar, Pakistan home. Encountering mujahideen warriors, he joins them in their fight against the occupying Soviets in neighboring Afghanistan. American assistance is stepped up with advanced weapons, like the Stinger missile, and the mujahideen begin prevailing against the Soviets. After just two years following Sikander s arrival, a Soviet withdrawal begins and Sikander returns as a war-wise hero, settling down to build a normal life in Pakistan. Discovering romance, Sikander, becomes a happily married successful entrepreneur in Pakistan, when he finds his life abruptly thrown into turmoil as he s caught up in aftermath of 9/11. He must draw on the lessons from his mujahideen past as he takes on a perilous journey reaching as far as America, changing his life forever. SIKANDER takes us from the pricey suburbs of Peshawar to the primitive war-torn landscape of Soviet-occupied Afghanistan, to the placid serenity of Scotland, through the camps of Guantanamo, and finally, corporate America. It is a 21 year journey through freedom and captivity, love and loss, wealth and poverty, dignity and humiliation, and transgression and redemption. A rare glimpse of a non-radical mainstream Muslim s experience of the West, SIKANDER is a journey of growth and self-discovery, and will touch the humanity of its readers. 






 Physical copy

Author: Allison Westfahl
DESCRIPTION: This revolutionary new diet plan will show you how to ditch your gut, tighten your butt and lose fat for good by cutting gluten out of your life. If you thought that only people with gluten intolerance could benefit from eating gluten free, guess again! Exercise physiologist and fitness model Allison Westfahl reveals why gluten has been secretly sabotaging your waistline, and how you can easily begin living a leaner, healthier, gluten free lifestyle today!
Website: http://www.allisonwestfahl.com/





Saturday, September 17, 2011

Week 2 Winners of Our Celebration!


Thank you to everyone who participated in this week's giveaway. Now on to the winners!
The winner of A Dog's Purpose by Bruce Cameron is... DAWN DOYLE!


The winner of a signed copy of Emory's Gift by Bruce Cameron is...  CATHY WARD!


The winner of Beyond Screenwriting by Sterling Anderson is... MELI!


The winner of Does He Cheat by Sterling Anderson is...  CHARISSA!

The winner of How Can You NOT Laugh at a Time Like This? by Carla Ulbrich is... ALICE PRIDAY!
 **All winners are chosen with Random.org through Rafflecopter**

Congrats to all the winners! I email all of you and you have until next Wednesday to get back to me or a new winner will be chosen.

Come back tomorrow to see the next set of prizes up for grabs!!!

Happy Reading!

CYNTHIA 

 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

1 Year Anniversary and 4,000 "likes" Bash: Week 2






Welcome to the second week of our celebration. There are 5 new books up for grabs this week!

What must you do you ask? There will be 2 mandatory items: You must be a liker of the Facebook Page, after all that is what we are celebrating. You must follow this blog. There will be optional things to do to get extra entries and will very each week.

Is it International? As you all know I try my best to make all giveaways International, because without you the page just wouldn't be the same.. Almost all if not all (I am not sure on 2 of the prizes yet) are International.

This week's giveaway will end Friday, September 16th and the winners will be announced Saturday, September 17th.Yes, you can win more than once this month. I am going to be using a new form from Rafflecopter and all of the winners will be chosen randomly.

Here are this week's prizes!

A physical copy

Author: Bruce Cameron
Description: What if your dog never dies? What if dogs live multiple lifetimes, and remember all of them? What if every animal has a purpose, and your pet’s purpose is intimately bound to yours? A Dog’s Purpose tells the story of a dog who finds himself reincarnated and decides there must be a reason, a purpose he must fulfill, and until he does so, he’ll continue to be reborn. The story is narrated by Bailey, a wise and funny dog who is very much...a dog. A Dog’s Purpose is funny, endearing, touching, uplifting, and as full of life as dogs themselves.
Website: http://www.adogspurpose.com/

 A physical copy SIGNED

Author: Bruce Cameron
Description: After 13-year-old Charlie Hall’s mother dies and his father retreats into the silence of grief, Charlie finds himself drifting lost and alone through the brutal halls of junior high school. But Charlie Hall is not entirely friendless.  In the woods behind his house, Charlie is saved from a mountain lion by a grizzly bear, thought to be extinct in northern Idaho.  And this very unusual bear will change Charlie’s life forever. Deeply moving, and interwoven with hope and joy, Emory’s Gift is not only heartwarming and charming coming of age story, but also a page-turning insightful look at how faith, trust, and unconditional love can heal a broken family and bridge the gaps that divide us.
Website: http://www.adogspurpose.com/

A physical copy

Author: Sterling Anderson
Description: Beyond Screenwriting is an accomplished Hollywood screenwriter's insider look to the real ins and outs of the Hollywood screenwriting trenches.  This book gives details of how to write screenplays and goes further into the tricks of the trade of the movie and television industry.   Sterling Anderson shares his triumphs and mistakes in the television writers' room as well as how to deal with studio and movie producers.  Beyond Screenwriting goes beyond the normal 'how to' screenwriting book because someone who has actually done it writes it.
Beyond Screenwriting gives easy to follow tips from how to get your screenplay read, to how to deal with showrunners, line producers, and producers once you've gotten the job.  The discerning difference between most screenwriting books and Beyond Screenwriting is that Sterling Anderson consistently tells aspiring screenwriters that they can do it, and here's how.
Take a candid insider's look at how to write screenplays and get a job writing screenplays from a screenwriter with actual credits.
Beyond Screenwriting  generously answers almost every question that aspiring screenwriters have in the pursuit of a career as a Hollywood screenwriter.

Website: http://sterlingandersonwriter.com/

 A physical copy

Author: Sterling Anderson
Description: A man was asked, "Why do you cheat on your wife?" His answer was, "Because I can." Another man was asked, "Who do you cheat with?" His answer was, "Whoever sits in my lap." Does He Cheat? is a nonfictional book that takes a peek behind the curtain of lies men tell and women choose to ignore. Hundreds of men were asked, "If your girlfriend or wife paid the least amount of attention to a sign that you are cheating, what would that sign be?" When the men were promised total anonymity, they began to regale us with shocking answers to this question. These men lift the veil and shine a flashlight on the signs their wives, partners, and girlfriends continue to ignore. If you are a woman who wants to stop ignoring the signs your man is showing that say something might be amiss in your relationship, read Does He Cheat?
Website: http://sterlingandersonwriter.com/


A physical copy

Author: Carla Ulbrich
Description: Having a sense of humor is essential to health, says singer-songwriter Carla Ulbrich, who has found laughter to be a lifesaver during tough times. Under the stress of multiple illnesses and constant health "care," Ulbrich one day snapped and became the Singing Patient. She channeled her hard won victories, set about reclaiming her health, and penned this collection of short, inspiring, funny essays that help people thrive and celebrate life despite illness.
Website: http://thesingingpatient.com/



Saturday, September 10, 2011

Week 1 winners of Celebration Bash!


Thank to everyone who helped celebrate our 1 year Anniversary and reaching 4,000 "likes"! You guys rock! Week 1 winners are:

Winner of a physical or e-book copy of Powder Dreams by David Ward-Nanney is... PATTI COONEY!

Winner of a physical or e-book copy of Citizen Out by Marie Crist is... TIFFANY MAHAFFY!

Winner of  a physical or e-book copy of  Justifible Oregan by Pamela Wright is... ALICE PRIDAY!

Winner of a physical or e-book copy of Call Me When You Land by Michael Schiavone is... KEMAL ORAL YARIZ!

Winner of a physical copy of  Dark Lake: An Allie Armington Mystery by Louise Gaylord is... CHARISSA JACKSON!
 **All winners were chosen using Random.org via Rafflecopter**

Congrats to all the winners! I have email everyone. If I don't hear back from them by Tuesday new winners will be chosen. 

The fun is not over yet! Come back tomorrow to help kick off Week 2 in our celebration with 5 new prizes!!!

Happy Reading!
Cynthia

Monday, September 5, 2011

Romancing Your Dark Side featuring Jaz Primo and Amber Scott Winners!



Thank you to everyone who participated at this stop. Don't forget to stop by as many stops as possible during the tour for more prizes and a chance at the grand prize....a Kindle!

The winners for Sunrise at Sunset by Jaz Primo are...WINNIE and DAWNMOMOFFOUR!

The winners of Fierce Dawn by Amber Scott are... NIKKI and INLOVEWITHTWILIGHT7!!
**All winner's were chosen using Random.org**

I emailed all the winners. Congrats!

Snarling teeth, glowing eyes. Someone--something--is after her.

The man who haunts her dreams enters her reality, claiming she's transforming into a changeling--not quite immortal but no longer human.

Battlelines are drawn and blood spills as the two fight not only for her life, but for mankind's as well.






We vampires are focused and tend to shape our own realities. My name is Katrina Rawlings, and I am a vampire. I declare that with neither pride nor ego. I am simply nature's most dangerous predator. On occasion, it's a very valuable quality. It helped me protect Caleb Taylor one day when he was very young. But that single, traumatic day is behind him now; wiped from his memory, or so I hope. Caleb has finally matured into a rather striking young man, and believe me, I like what I see. I'll readily admit that there are issues for us to confront and overcome, though a sense of mutual commitment isn't one of them. I'm feeling hopeful for our future together, in fact. But an adversary from my past has returned to haunt me, and she's trying to get back at me through Caleb. That was her first...and last...mistake. I'll protect my Caleb at all costs, and I'll make her regret the day she was born. So, I suppose that I'm not just a vampire. I'm about to become someone's worst nightmare!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

1 Year Anniversary and 4,000 "likes" Bash: Week 1

Woo Hoo!!! We made it one year! Thank you to all of you for making Book Reader Addicts what it is. When I first started the page I didn't expect it to grow this big. I only started it to share my love for books with others and to be able to talk to people with the same interest. I have met some really great people, made some awesome friends, and my TBR list has grown so much. So, again thank you to all of you; readers and writers!

Now on to the party! Starting today, September 4th till September 30th we will be giving away 20 great prizes! Each week there will be a new giveaway with at least 4-5 winners a week.

What must you do you ask? There will be 2 mandatory items: You must be a liker of the Facebook Page, after all that is what we are celebrating. You must follow this blog. There will be optional things to do to get extra entries and will very each week.

Is it International? As you all know I try my best to make all giveaways International, because without you the page just wouldn't be the same.. Almost all if not all (I am not sure on 2 of the prizes yet) are International.

This weeks the giveaway will end on Friday, September 9th and the winners will be announced Saturday, September 10th. Yes, you can win more than once this month. I am going to be using a new form from Rafflecopter and all of the winners will be chosen randomly.

Here are this weeks prizes! Have fun, happy reading and thank you!

A physical copy or e-book (winner's choice)

Author: David Ward-Nanney 
Release: Oct. 1, Mud Season Publishing
Description:  After eight years of searching for perfect snow, Bo Grayson knows that every great day in the mountains can end with an avalanche. He has seen search and rescue on several avalanches. He has seen the bodies. Few survive. Sometimes events or people or moods create their own avalanches. There is the dreaded avalanche of the home life, of the career, and even of the soul. Sometimes you feel the avalanche before it happens. A haunting autumnal depression and a chance bookstore encounter lead Bo to a Jungian analysis. He digs through his past and takes a closer look at his friends. Some are larger than life and monstrous. He must reckon with his chosen profession as a Chicago trader and the insatiable drive to make more money. Most of all Bo must reconcile his own collection of clamoring voices, especially the ones that drive him into ever more dangerous territory.

Website: http://www.nanney-land.com/

 Physical copy or e-book winner's choice

Author: Marie Crist
Release: June 2011
Description:  A man patiently watches a group of young girls walk home from school, waiting for the perfect moment to take the one child he has designated as his next victim. However, what this predator does not know is that he, too, is being stalked. There is someone in the shadows-a trained Citizen-who is ready to make sure that the child under his assigned protection is never harmed. One pedophile, one abuser, one killer at a time; this Citizen and others like him will take a stand against those who prey on the weak and the innocent.
Website: http://mariecrist.com/



 Physical copy or e-book winner's choice

Author: Pamela Wright
Release: June 2011
Description: Have you ever wished something bad would happen to someone evil because God and the law took too long? 
There are those that risk it all for the rest of us. Duplicity is the exquisite yacht manned by such men. Men intent on luring the world’s wealthiest human traffickers out of their millions and into their final moments on earth inside Tillamook Rock’s infamous lighthouse. 
Terrible Tilly, as the lighthouse is known, rises from the sea on craggy slabs of jagged rock. On a clear night, when the stars are shining, smoke can be seen wafting out to sea as the crematorium housed inside Tilly consumes one more soul’s lifeless body.
Website: http://www.pamelawrightbooks.com/



Physical book or e-book winner's choice

Author: Michael Schiavone
Release: October 2011, Permanent Press
Description: A tale of love, hate, frustration and longing, this beautifully written family drama depicts the terrifying dynamics of a mother and son who have charted courses that manage to miss one another; where anything one of them does, or says, angers the other. Family and friends intervene, but in the end the two of them must face the challenges of moving past barriers they have erected to see what they might do to repair their fractured lives.
Website: http://www.michaelschiavone.com/



 Physical copy

Author: Louise Gaylord
Release: Oct. 1, Little Moose Press
Description: Summer at the Lake just isn’t what it used to be. This year, it’s murder. After 15 years, Allie Armington returns to her aunt Sallie’s idyllic cottage retreat in the Adirondacks where she spent most of her childhood summers. Until the accident, that is. But instead of the happy reunion she’s anticipating, she finds Sallie’s mangled body and her cousin Arlene bound, gagged, and drugged. The close-knit community of July 4th to Labor Day residents at the Hotanawa compound tries to portray the tragedy as a suicide to keep things out of the news. Allie knows better. There’s been foul play, yet the cops have all but closed the case. To clear her aunt’s reputation, Allie’s got to navigate her way around a compromised police department, wealthy neighbors with agendas, a cousin who’s turned into a meth head, and a drug conspiracy that just gets stranger and stranger—especially since the handsome drug cop is an ally in one moment and a suspected conspirator the next. Populated with neighbors you love to hate, childhood ex-crushes you’d hate to love, and family and friends who promote more problems than solutions, Dark Lake brings us an up close look at summer life in the Adirondacks and Allie at her best.
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