Books-a-Fire Giveaway!

The last contest was so successful we decided to do another. Details available soon. Contest begins Nov. 1. Check back for details!

This fall get ready to load your Kindle with great books by 13 awesome authors in the Books-a-Fire Giveaway! During the entire month of September, you’ll have the opportunity to win a New Kindle Fire as well as weekly prizes of Amazon Gift Cards.

Grand Prize:  An Amazon gift card in the amount of $199.00 to purchase a Kindle Fire or gift of your choice!

Weekly Prizes:  Week One – 1 $20.00 Amazon Gift Card

Week Two – 1 $25.00 Amazon Gift Card

Week Three – 1 $25.00 Amazon Gift Card

Week Four – Drawing for Grand Prize

Enter to win in the Books-a-Fire Giveaway!

Here are the details:

  • There is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter the contest to win a New Kindle Fire.  You may enter here and enter again at the websites of each of the authors listed.  That gives everyone additional free chances to win!
  • The contest starts Sept 1, 2012 and ends at midnight Pacific Time Zone on Sept 30, 2012.
  • The winner will be notified by e-mail and we will post the results on the Books-a-Fire website.
  • Although buying a book does not increase your chances of winning, we encourage you to browse the books of the authors who are sponsoring this contest and buy the ones you like. Choose from a variety of genres, sure to please everyone on your list. What are you waiting for? Head on over and kindle your reading fires!  Links to purchase the books are included with each book on the list.

There are plenty of ways to enter the contest and lots of good books by talented authors for you to buy.  Click this link and be entered to win!

We’ve got lots of genres to choose from and 13 ways to win! Peruse the following offerings from these fine authors, click on their website, find their Rafflecopter link and you’re entered 13 different ways!:


Erotic Paranormal Romance

A Wicked Awakening: Book I in the Wicked Series

 A Wicked Awakening (Book 1 in the Wicked Series)


Written by: Calinda B

Synopsis:A Wicked Awakening – Book I in the Wicked Series:

A girl from a small town, Chérie is attempting to live her life the way she thinks it should be. A great boyfriend, a decent job, and a bunch of things in her life that make no sense—like her inability to stand her ground—have her puzzled. Another thing—who the heck is that hot guy whispering “sexy girl” into her ear on the dance floor, getting her all hot and bothered, and then disappearing?

What about the old woman with the look that screams ‘insane asylum chic’ that appears in her life at the oddest times? If that wasn’t enough, the sultry dreams of the mysterious sex man are driving Chérie to her own brand of insanity? The answers are as much rooted in her past as her present, and reveal an astounding future she never considered.

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A Wicked Beginning: Book II in the Wicked Series

 A Wicked Beginning (Book 2 in the Wicked Series)

Written by:  Calinda B

Synopsis: A Wicked Beginning  – Book II in the Wicked Series: Cameron Delaney Tyson’s just an ordinary guy, living an ordinary life, trying to sort out his issues along the way — or that’s what he keeps trying to tell himself, that is. He doesn’t believe in the supernatural, thinks dreams are just daily recycling, and lives in the here and now. Meanwhile, a vicious star dreamling from another galaxy is tracking him, he’s trying to prove himself to the woman of his heart and soul and an ex-playmate is stalking him through sex magic and nightmares. What’s an ordinary guy going to do?

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Wicked Whispering: Book III in the Wicked Series

 Wicked Whispering (Book 3 in the Wicked Series)

Written by:  Calinda B

Synopsis:Wicked Whispering – Book III in the Wicked Series:  Kai Williams hears voices…wicked whisperings that threaten his sanity…his life and livelihood…and his ability to love. When the whispering begins to destroy all that he cherishes, he does what any red-blooded guy would do: he goes deep into the darkness, deep into the sea that cherishes and nourishes his soul. There he comes face to face and eye to eye with evil and more heartbreak than he ever knew possible.

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Children’s Fiction

Pippin the SmallPibbin the Small

Written by:  Gloria Repp

Synopsis:  Pibbin, the smallest of tree frogs, is desperate to get help for his injuredfriend.The doctor lives far away, and other frogs warn him of the dangerous journey:“You’ll run into snakes and that giant bullfrog,” they say.“Black Snapping Crabs might eatyou!”. . . Is Pibbin too small to be brave?Book 1, Tales of Friendship BogIllustrated. Bonus photos in eBook. Ages 6 and up.

Link to Author’s Website to Enter Books-a-Fire Contest:  Tales of Friendship Blog

Click the following links to purchase:   Paperback  or  Kindle


The Story Shell

The Story Shell

Written by: Gloria Repp

Synopsis:  Gaffer’s wonderful story shell has disappeared. Is there a thief in Friendship Bog?It’s up to Pibbin to follow the tracks, find the shell, and solve the mystery . . . alone!Book 2, Tales of Friendship Bog.Illustrated. Bonus photos in eBook. Ages 6 and up.

Link to Author’s Website to Enter Books-a-Fire Contest:  Tales of Friendship Blog

Click the following links to purchase:  Paperback  or  Kindle


Contemporary Fiction

Lives for the Road

Live from the Road

Written by: P. C. Zick

SynopsisLive from the Road takes the reader on an often humorous, yet harrowing, journey as Meg Newton and Sally Sutton seek a change in the mundane routine of their lives. “Is this all there is?” Sally asks Meg after visiting a dying friend in the hospital. That’s when Meg suggests they take a journey to discover the answer. Joined by their daughters, they set off on a journey of salvation enhanced by the glories of the Mother Road. Along the way, they are joined by a Chicago bluesman, a Pakistani liquor storeowner from Illinois, a Marine from Missouri, a gun-toting momma from Oklahoma, and a motel clerk from New Mexico. Meg, mourning for her dead son, learns to share her pain with her daughter CC. When Sally’s husband of almost thirty years leaves a voice mail telling her he’s leaving, both Sally and her daughter Ramona discover some truths about love and independence.Death, divorce and deception help to reveal the inner journey taking place under the blazing desert sun as a Route 66 motel owner reads the Bhagavad-Gitaand an eagle provides the sign they’ve all been seeking. Enlightenment comes tiptoeing in at dawn in a Tucumcari laundromat, while singing karaoke at a bar in Gallup, New Mexico, and during dinner at the Roadkill Café in Seligman, Arizona. The four women’s lives will never be the same after the road leads them to their hearts – the true destination for these road warriors.

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Fantasy

Willow's Journey

The Legend of the Travelers: Willow’s Journey

Written by: Jennifer Donohoe

Synopsis: Left without a memory after a brutal attack, Willow struggles to remember what happened to her and who did it. Her mother is missing and Willow is the last traveler who can find the Four Jewels of legend. In a life filled with Celtic gods, Japanese legends, Native American folklore, and a guardian fairy that does more harm than good, Willow learns everyone she meets has a stake in the choice she will have to make. Surrounded by those who are torn between aiding her and killing her, she works to put the pieces together and figure out who she can trust. As the mystery unfolds into the ultimate betrayal, Willow has  to decide if she can fulfill her destiny regardless of the consequences.

Link to Author’s Website to Enter Books-a-Fire Contest:  A World of Writing

Click the following links to purchase:  Paperback  or  Kindle

 


Historical Fiction

This Time

This Time

Written by: Joan Szechtman

SynopsisThis Time starts moments before Richard III loses to Henry Tudor on  Bosworth Field near Leicester, England on August 22, 1485, when a team of  Ricardians (people trying to restore the name and reputation of Richard III) substitute an armor clad corpse for the king and bring him into Portland, Oregon. Richard awakens August 21, 2004 to an alien world where even the English he speaks is different.The story follows two parallel paths: the present where Richard must learn how to adjust to not only the technological advancements but also the more difficult cultural differences; and looking back at the past to solve some of the mysteries that have haunted and maligned his image for over 500 years.

Link to Author’s Website to Enter Books-a-Fire Contest:  Joan Szechtman’s Blog

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Loyalty Binds Me

Loyalty Binds Me

Written by: Joan Szechtman

Synopsis: Loyalty Binds Me is the second book about Richard III in the 21st-century by award winning author, Joan Szechtman. It begins about a year after the first book of the series This Time ends. Richard has married a divorcee, adopted her two daughters, and with the help of his new wife, rescued his son Edward, who had predeceased him in the 15th-century. Richard has lived in the twenty-first century for two years, and his son has been with him for the past year. At the start of the novel, they have just arrived in London, when Richard is brought in  by the Metropolitan Police for questioning about the alleged murder of Richard III’s nephews in 1483. Richard must now find a way to clear his name and protect his family while concealing his true identity.

Link to Author’s Website to Enter Books-a-Fire Contest:  Joan Szechtman’s Blog

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Willow Vale

Willow Vale

Written by: Alethea Williams

Synopsis: From opposite sides of an ocean, two people wounded by the Great War are fated to meet and try to rebuild their lives. Francesca Sittoni was brought against her will to America by the husband she never loved. Now she finds herself alone — widowed, pregnant, and with a small daughter to support. Terrified of being deported back to the impoverished country of her birth, Francesca answers an ad placed by Wyoming rancher and former doughboy Kent Reed.As their contracted year together passes, Francesca begins to ask if she is cook and housekeeper to Kent…or a secretly sought mail-order bride as the neighbors insist?

Only Kent Reed, burned by mustard gas and his spoiled former wife’s desertion, knows his heart’s true desire when it comes to the beautiful Tyrolean immigrant woman now living in the uncomfortably close quarters of his small ranch house.

Alethea Williams explores the powerful pull of love and endurance through an intriguing page-turner full of heartache, romance, and overcoming hardship. Set against early day Wyoming, Willow Vale is the captivating story of two strangers struggling with their own demons who overcome all odds to create a life together.

 

Link to Author’s Website to Enter Books-a-Fire Contest:  Actually Alethea

Click the following links to purchase: Paperback  or  Kindle

 


Humor

Picture

How to Prevent Unicorns from Stealing Your Car and Other Funny Stories

Written by: Oleg Medvedkov

Synopsis: What Readers are saying about “How to Prevent Unicorns from Stealing Your Car and Other Funny Stories”:-I laughed out loud reading this book, snickered, and overall had a good time reading it.

-If you’re looking for a bit of nonsensical fun and respite from daily hullabaloo – this book is awesome!

-Books by this author remind me a little of some of the best nonsense poetry by Lewis Carrol & Edward Lear.

-A series of short episodes/events that are a little bit surreal, and funny at the same time.

From the Author: Laughter is the best tool to deal with stress and boredom. Made-up scientific studies show that hamsters who read books from ‘Take a Break Have a Laugh” series, live 10 times longer than humorless hamsters that are into Goth novels and French documentaries.

In all seriousness, however, these short funny stories are designed to  to make you feel better, happier and shoot coffee through your nose. If you like being entertained and have a laugh, this book is for you.

Link to Author’s Website to Enter Books-a-Fire Contest: Oleg Medvedkov

Click the following link to purchase:  Kindle


Inspirational Memoir

Sister of Silence

Sister of Silence

Written by:  Daleen Berry

Synopsis: An amazing true-crime story that unfolds faster than you can keep up, and leaves you longing for more, when you turn the final page. Raped at thirteen, she was forced into a shotgun wedding after her high school was featured on national television for having the highest number of pregnant teens in the U.S. But then Daleen Berry found herself married to a coal miner who kept her barefoot and pregnant. By age twenty-one she had four children. Sister of Silence is the amazing story of her personal journey: how she went from being a teen mom to an award-winning journalist determined to break the silence that shatters women and children’s lives.Kenneth V. Lanning, a retired FBI special supervisory  agent who spent more than twenty years teaching about family violence at Quantico, Va., wrote the foreword for Sister of Silence. He says it’s “ultimately a story of survival and hope.” Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell, a Johns Hopkins University nursing professor and one of the country’s leading family violence researchers, calls Sister of Silence “wonderful!”

Campbell was the first professor to place the book on her syllabus. SOS is being taught at the University of Louisville; Dr. Jean Shimosaki, LCSW, MSW, a Bay Area therapist, is using it with her patients, as it provides “a step-by-step guide for healing.”

Link to Author’s Website to Enter Books-a-Fire Contest:  Daleen Berry

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Mystery

Bluewater Killer

Bluewater Killer

Written by:  C. L. R. Dougherty

Synopsis: A peaceful journey under sail on a classic yacht turns into a gut-wrenching nightmare for a beautiful, manipulative, and not-so-innocent young woman.A distraught father enlists the aid of some shady characters from his past to find out what happened to his footloose daughter.

Mike Reilly’s escape from his horrific past to the soothing environment of Caribbean yachting comes with some baggage. Is he a victim of foul play?

Bluewater Killer. Buy it today, but don’t start reading until you have time to finish it.

Link Author’s Website to Enter Books-a-Fire Contest:  C.L.R. Dougherty

Click the following link to purchase:  Kindle

 


Murder Caribbean-Style

Murder Caribbean-Style

Written by: Diane Rapp

Synopsis: When Kayla Sanders accepts a free Caribbean cruise aboard the  Aurora, she gets sucked into a modern-day mutiny culminating in the murder of her ex-lover, Patrick MacIntyre. Four years before, Kayla was denied a promotion she deserved and resigned her First Purser’s job in an uproar. Although Kayla’s shipboard friends applauded her bravery, she knew better. Reeling from the painful humiliation inflicted by an unfaithful lover, the resignation gave Kayla a welcome excuse to run home and hide. Living like a hermit in Colorado she worked days as a typist and wrote a Caribbean travel guidebook at night. When Kayla arrives onboard her old ship, the Aurora, she relishes the VIP treatment afforded a published author—until Patrick falls dead at her feet. Plunging into a frenzied investigation to discover the killer before police arrest her friends, Kayla bumps into Steven Young every time she uncovers a clue and they soon join forces to unravel the mystery. Like a tightrope walker balancing  between passion and peril, Kayla risks her life to unearth the truth behind Patrick’s death and free herself from his memory.

Link to Author’s Website to Enter Books-a-Fire Contest:  Quicksilver Novels

Click the following link to purchase:  Kindle

 


Paranormal Fiction

The Phantom Pilot

The Phantom Pilot

Written by:  Ann Swann

Synopsis: A small plane crashes into Jase’s backyard, and before long, he realizes the ghost of the pilot is haunting him. Jase needs help to rid himself of this supernatural visitor. When he sees his friend, Stevie, entering the town’s  legendary haunted house, he’s certain she’s the one who will have the answer to his problem. But will she help him? Would you?

Link to Author’s Website to Enter Books-a-Fire Contest:  Ann’s Afterthoughts

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Paranormal Mystery

Hiren's Magical Adventure

Hiren’s Magical Adventure

Written by: Kathleen Patel

Synopsis:’ This newly revised and edited version of Hiren’s Magical Adventure’ is the first in the ‘Magical Adventure’ saga. A tween to young adult,  paranormal, mystery, the short and charming fable unfolds in India. Hiren visits his grandparents for the summer. Nothing could have prepared him for this strange world filled with magic and mystery. He encounters exotic creatures, a forbidden jungle, and a ghost that haunts the eerie palace. He meets a mysterious girl who leads him closer to the secrets. He finds himself facing life-threatening danger in his quest to solve the family mystery.

Link to Author’s Website to Enter Books-a-Fire Contest:  An Irish Patel

Click the following link to purchase:  Kindle

 


 Science Fiction

Hedgeland

Hedgeland

Written by:  Ann Nyland

Synopsis: Dr. April Neuland, a Professor of Ancient Languages turned author, and newly a “kitchen witch” exploring hoodoo, has been plagued since childhood by dreams of her past life in the Otherworld as one of what the Irish came to call “Fae.” Meanwhile, in a parallel dimension of April’s past and Caridwen’s future, Worthing, a Future History Professor, allies with the Military to access Future Internet communications. The Military uses new technology to influence April to write an ebook novel revealing where she, in her past life as Caridwen, hid the Kiste, a device to travel through time and space. Hedgeland weaves all three time-space frames: Caridwen, Worthing, and April. Hedgeland is Book 1 in the Hedge Witch Science Fiction / Fantasy series, but is a fully self contained novel with no cliff hangers.

Link to Author’s Website to Enter Books-a-Fire Contest:  Ann Nyland’s Blog

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Howl of the Wolf

Howl of the Wolf

Written by:  Diane Rapp

Synopsis: Drako is a planet on the fringe of civilized space. It proves suitable for colonization, but a society of telepathic wolves already occupies the world.  When a colony ship lands on Drako, the wolves try to communicate but find no intelligent creatures to speak with them. The wolves watch as colonists develop Drako into a recreation planet for wealthy tourists.  Settlers became feudal lords, desert sheiks, oriental samurai, and ordinary peasants depending on their level of investment.  After several generations the monarchy revolted against technology and closed Drako to offworld visitors. Distaste for technology mutated into superstitious hatred. Anyone caught with spacer tools or weapons could be executed.In civilized space scientists invented Transfer, a means to insure immortality by moving a human mind into a clone—free of hereditary defects.  Every fifty years (a span) an individual qualified for Transfer but the tradeoff was large debt to the Institute. Governments toppled and war left the Institute in total control. Individuals were virtual slaves to Institute rules, but the inventors of Transfer became a threat.

When the medical spaceship Zebulon flees from an Institute death sentence, they don’t know an assassin infiltrated the crew. They picked the remote planet of Drako for their exile. They encounter a dying king and hereditary lords who hate spacers.  When the king proclaims the Zebulon’s captain his heir, Donovan must compete for the crown to protect his crew.  Faced with superstitions, hatred, and eminent danger, the crew must adapt to a feudal society without using modern tools or weapons.  Fortunately the Transfer process enhanced the natural talents of each person and might give them an advantage. The wolves make telepathic contact and decide to protect Donovan’s pack from the assassin.

Link to Author’s Website to Enter Books-a-Fire Contest:  Quicksilver Novels

Click the following link to purchase:  Kindle


Dragon Defense

Dragon Defense

Written by:  Diane Rapp

Synopsis: When an Institute battleship tracks Donovan’s crew to Drako, it threatens to destroy the whole planet. Twenty years ago the Zebulon executed a desperate escape from Institute-controlled space, and Dr. Alexander deleted crucial records about Transfer from Institute files. He hoped their trail would vanish before the Institute discovered the sabotage. He was wrong! Humiliated by the exodus of the scientists, Fremont won’t rest until he extracts the ultimate revenge. Donovan must train new recruits to operate forbidden technology and bored teenagers look like perfect candidates. Is there enough time for feudal lordlings to learn space-age skills and save the planet?New characters join the story. Desert riders kidnap Jarrack’s children and target his daughter, Shariel, who inherited Jarrack’s power of mind control. Afraid of using her special talent, she needs to perfect the skill and help her siblings escape from a desert rider prison. The royal princesses face other predicaments. Lauryn travels to a desert stronghold to halt a dangerous radiation leak and falls prey to Salizar, a desert rider eager to marry a princess. Tessa and the wolves capture Jarrack, whose mind dwells inside a vulnerable young son. Can they keep Jarrack contained? Brandon, a spoiled lordling wants Felesia as his bride and plots to shanghai Jordan.

A scheme to coax wild dragons to rescue  Shariel and her telepathic siblings creates new opportunities for defense.  Dragons enjoy giving rides to humans, but will they agree to fight for their new  friends? As the clock ticks toward an explosive deadline, humans, dragons, and  wolves execute a dramatic confrontation. Courage and ingenuity are the best  weapons to prevent disaster and forge a new direction for the backward society. Will Donovan’s “dragon defense” strategy tip the balance in Drako’s favor? Their  survival depends on its success.

Link to Author’s Website to Enter Books-a-Fire Contest:  Quicksilver Novels

Click the following link to purchase:  Kindle


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