Ice Rift Series Book Tour & Giveaway!

Ice Rift
Ice Rift Series Book 1
Ben Hammott
Genre: Science Fiction / Action / Adventure / Horror
Humans have always
looked to the stars for signs of Extraterrestrials.They have been looking in the wrong place.

They are already here, entombed in a spaceship beneath Antarctic ice for
thousands of years.

The ice is melting and they will soon be free.A huge rift in the ice is discovered in Antarctica that stretches for 18 miles,
(29 km) and 820 feet (250 meters) apart at its widest point.

When environmental scientists enter the ice rift to check out an anomaly on
NASA’s satellite scans of the area, they discover something far more life
threatening than the raging blizzard trapping them in the rift. They are
unarmed and unprepared for their ensuing fight for survival.

Note – Though Ice Rift – Salvage, is a continuation of the story from Ice Rift,
it was brought about by readers feedback saying they would like to read a
follow on book. Ice Rift can be read as a complete story. There is no
cliffhanger or abrupt ending.

Ice Rift: Salvage
Ice Rift Series Book 2
Action adventure sci-fi horror set in Antarctica.
The spaceship entombed in the huge iceberg calved from the Pine Island Glacier
drifts towards the warmer air and ocean temperatures of the South Atlantic. The
race is on to claim the alien technology before the ice melts and releases its
hold on the trapped alien vessel.
The mission: Board the spaceship and salvage as much alien technology as possible before the doomed vessel sinks to the bottom of the ocean.
The obstacles: A disintegrating iceberg, a collapsing spaceship, an armed Russian salvage force intent on claiming alien technology for themselves, an approaching storm, and the biggest obstacle of all—the spacecraft’s alien inhabitants.
The aliens have another mission—survival—and when opposing species clash, there can be only one victor.
Ice Rift – Salvage is the sequel to Ice Rift, which needs to be read first to gain the most enjoyment from the story.
Ice Rift: Siberia
Ice Rift Series Book 3

ICE RIFT – SIBERIA is the 3rd book in the best selling Ice Rift series. Ice Rift and Ice Rift – Salvage need to be read first to gain maximum enjoyment from this novel.

Having stowed aboard the Russian vehicle transporting the alien weaponry
salvaged from the doomed Antarctic spaceship, the surviving fragment of EV1L
arrives at a secret underground complex in the remote wilderness of the Siberian tundra.

It will hide.

It will feed and grow.

It will breed.

When all is ready, EV1L and her hoard of vicious offspring will emerge from the facility and head for the nearest city to start their conquest of Earth.

When the Americans intercept a plea for help from the secret facility and learn of the alien menace, a crack team is rushed to Siberia. Their mission is to destroy the alien creatures before they escape.

If they fail, it could bring about the end of human civilization.

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Ben was born in England, but currently lives in Germany.
He loves to laugh and make others laugh, something which he is particularly good at. He is a joker, a hoaxer and someone who loves mysteries, especially if they involve a long lost treasure.
Apart from writing he likes nothing better than to be travelling in his motorhome around Europe seeking out mysteries and hunting for long lost treasures, which invariably lead him below ground to explore caves, caverns and old mines. These then become ideas he can use in his books.
Currently based in Germany, if he is writing a book with a location in Europe, he will often drive to the area to get a feel of the place, the smells and the sounds of the
streets, the people and the landscape, and will write down descriptions for later use.
Ben’s research into the mysteries he has sought to solve is so thorough he often discovers snippets of information no one else has. His research has been used in many documentaries and his hoaxed discoveries detailed in his Lost Tomb of the
Knights Templar book were featured in a Hollywood movie.
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Girl Gone Home Book Tour & Giveaway!

Girl Gone Home
Twisted Crime Book 3
by Kathleen O’ Donnell
Genre: Psychological Thriller
The Best Book I’ve Read This Year!
I just finished it and I loved it! It has more twists and turns than a
roller coaster.
This book would make an amazing movie, but
the book will always be better. I can’t wait to see what she writes
next! – Rena, five-star review on Amazon.
From two-time Book of the Year finalist and Thriller of the Year Award
winner Kathleen O’Donnell comes a gripping psychological thriller
filled with quirky, unexpected twists.
A girl in serious trouble
Delilah Diamond had it all, the popular cooking show, a dream house, and a
great romance with her producer, until the producer’s wife gets
wind of it all. Delilah loses her show, her job, and her house. She’s
forced to go back to her hometown where everyone has skeletons in
their closet—or worse.
A home not like any other
She arrives just in time for the unfortunate death of her high school
crush, but senses something’s wrong with the story of his demise.
Before she realizes it, she’s knee-deep in a past that almost crushed
her years before, and could very well crush her now, for good.
A mother who keeps sordid secrets
Local law enforcement is a homegrown drunk, and useless, so someone higher
up the food chain sends a big city detective who starts sniffing
around her classmate’s suspicious death and her mother’s past.
Delilah’s protective hackles are raised. She knows her mother has
shameful secrets, but the more she learns, the more she realizes she
doesn’t know the whole story.
A hometown that comes together, even in crime
In small towns, you protect your family and your neighbors come what
may, but will Delilah be able to protect her mother without exposing
her own sins? The ones she worked so hard to cover up? Will she be
able to deter the detective away from the truth?
You can’t go home again. Or can you? Should you?
How safe is home when you know where the bodies are buried?
Girl Gone Home is
ultimately a story about love, family, loyalty and circling the
wagons no matter what terrible crime’s been committed. It’s quirky,
heartfelt, and reminiscent of Dolores Claiborne and the works of Kate
Atkinson, Jane Hamilton, and Janet Evanovich.
Kathleen O’Donnell is a wife, mom, grandmother and a recovering blogger.
She currently lives in Nevada with her husband. She is a two time
Book of the Year finalist for her debut novel The Last Day for Rob
Rhino. You can find short stories and blog posts on her website.
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The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1) – 5 Star Review!

BadBeginningStory Rating: *****
Cover Rating: B

**This review was written by Vikki (age 10) with assistance from Chelsea**

I liked the way the author portrayed the story. Although most of the words were easy to understand, I appreciated that the author provided an explanation of words that were complex or would have been beyond my reading level. The story was full of action that made me want to continue reading, and some of the scenes were shocking. The story was more dark and depressing at most times, which is something I like in my stories.

The characters were diverse, and I appreciated that each sibling had a specific skill set with weaknesses, which make the characters more believable. I’m very excited to read the next volume of the series.

The cover is moderately eye-catching and gives an accurate description of what readers should expect to find within the story.

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Panther Girl by Maity Schrecengost – 5 Star Review!

5131MCC6WJL.jpgStory Rating: *****
Cover Rating: A

This book offers a depiction of the area I grew up in during the mid-1800’s, which I found fascinating and – as far as what I know – historically accurate. The story itself is fascinating and gripping. I’ve read it both as a child (when the author visited by Elementary School) and as an adult. I’ve read it with my daughter, who easily understood the story and found it incredibly enjoyable. The detailed renderings of what is going on inside the story makes it so the reader feels transported inside the book – which, for me, is the mark of a great story.

The cover is eye-catching and offers an accurate description of what readers will find inside the book.

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Dark Secrets Book Tour & Giveaway!

Dark Secrets
Nine Fall Romantic Suspense Novels
Genre: Romantic Suspense
with stories by:
Stacy Eaton, Sharon Coady, Jude Ouvrard, Amy Manemann,
Angela Stevens, Pandora Spocks, Katie O’ Sullivan, Chantel Rhondeau
As the leaves fall from the trees, so do secrets and tragedy. Just in
time for Halloween, NINE brand-new romantic suspense novels for you
to enjoy. From evil and death to overcoming odds and finding love in
the most unusual places, these sweet to spicy full-length novels will
keep you eerily entertained and on the edge of your seat for hours.
Plus, watch for a common thread between the books, it just might be a
little Spooky.
These nine books are brand-new, never before published and exclusive to
this set for thirty days!
Secret Fantasies, Pleasure Your Fantasies Series, Book 3
written by USA Today Bestselling Author Stacy Eaton:
Can they figure out the secret before anyone else is killed?
When a Halloween Hayride goes completely awry, Doctor Heather Downey and
her son are thrown into a confusing mystery that has something to do
with her deceased husband and the case he was working on when he was
killed two years before.
Even though Colin Holt is a seasoned officer, he’s new to the department
and draws the short straw to be security at the local Haunted
Attractions. When a young boy goes missing, Colin jumps all in to
help Heather Downey figure out what’s going on.
Colin will enlist the help of his good friend Nick, and they will all seek
refuge under Butch’s roof with the ever watchful A.I. Grace and the
rest of the Pleasure Your Fantasies Gang in a suspenseful and sexy story.
Something Wicked This Way Comes
written by Amazon International Bestselling Author Sharon Coady:
Some people are born bad. Others are made that way.
I was a combination of both.
At the age of twenty-seven, I was on my third husband. I had high hopes
for this one, for us.
He didn’t make me crazy at all. He made my heart happy.
Little did I know what was coming my way or how dangerous I was.
Little White Lies
written by Amazon Bestselling Author Jude Ouvrard:
Sometimes lies are innocent but can’t be avoided.
When Hunter Reed’s longtime plans go awry following her college
graduation, she has two choices. She can wallow in her grief, or she
can get away from Utah, and the people who broke her. Determined to
escape the shadow of her parents and make it on her own terms, she
lands her dream job at an up-and-coming graphic design company in
Portland, packs her bags, and hits the road.
No sooner has Hunter arrived, than the adventures begin. With a new
apartment, and learning her job comes with a private office—and a
handsome boss who is her age—she settles in straight away,
befriending neighbors and co-workers alike. Welcomed into the fold,
the transition is smooth and easy.
Almost too easy.
Just when she gets comfortable with how perfect her life is going, an
unforgettable Elvis at a costume party will make Hunter forget
everything she was taught about propriety, leading to a night of
drunken abandonment and dangerous encounters that will set in motion
a web of little white lies which could undo everything she has worked
so hard for.
Although Hunter finds herself facing two choices again, this time, her heart
is on the line.
Romance by the Book
written by Amazon International Bestselling Author Amy Manemann:
Cool, Autumn nights lead to lingering heat, but can they solve a mystery in
Romance novelist and single-mother, Chloe Marshall, has never had a problem
writing characters who fall in love and live happily-ever-after. That
is until a severe case of writers-block cramps her style. Moving back
to her hometown for a fresh start seems like just the ticket to get
those creative juices flowing again—of course, running into her
former classmate-turned-town-hunk, Graham Baxter, doesn’t hurt
When his work supplies start to go missing, Graham falls behind on the
stage build for the fall festival, and Chloe steps in to lend the
hunky contractor a hand. Things between them heat up as the autumn
nights cool down, and Chloe and Graham soon find themselves wrapped
up in a mystery that is more than it seems.
The Devil’s Own
written by Amazon International Bestselling Author Angela Stevens:
It’s not every day a priest confronts the devil in his confessional.
Bowker Street Devil gang members, Ryker and his sister, Cassidy, are out on
a routine job when she screws up big time. Almost triggering a war
with another rival gang, Cassidy is no longer able to stay out of
view of the Devils’ gang leader, Kane Munch. When he threatens to
make Ryker pay for her mistake, Cassidy agrees to go willingly to his
bed to save her brother.
But Ryker has sworn to protect his sister, and he hatches a plan to get
them both out of the Devils gang for good. Enlisting the help of
father Liam, a catholic priest with a past and secrets of his own,
Ryker plans to steel Kane Munch’s little black book and turn state
evidence, in return for new identities. But when the handsome priest
discovers the beautiful runaway Devil, hiding in his church,
temptation and secrets threatens all their futures.
Ghost in the Machine
written by Amazon Bestselling Author Katie O’Sullivan:
A little black book can ruin lives—or get you killed.
A missing black book that can take down Beacon Hill… and the ghost
who holds the answers.
Massachusetts State Trooper Jack MacDonald sees the world in black and white. Good
guys versus bad guys. Crank up the speed, take the ticket. But life
isn’t always so simple. When a road crew finds a dead junkie
stuffed in a trash bag, Jack’s drawn into a world of shadows where
nothing is as simple as it seems.
Maggie McNeil lives in those shadows. Her sister might be the infamous
Beacon Hill Madam, but Maggie just wants to stay under the radar and
finish college. After her sister’s suspicious death, Maggie finds
her own life endangered because of a missing ledger filled with names
and numbers. It’s the kind of information that can crush dreams and
ruin lives.
Or get you killed.
That Spooktacular Kiss
written by USA Today Bestselling Author Tamara Ferguson:
Growing up together in Crystal Rock, Wisconsin, Ashley Mitchum & Brian
O’Neill have been at odds for years. Conniving and sometimes cruel
when she doesn’t get her way, Ashley is someone Brian doesn’t
want to feel attracted to.
Ashley’s the first one to admit she’s been spoiled rotten by her family.
Brian has interfered with every relationship she’s ever had, but
yet, she’s never had the courage to tell him off.
It’s the summer after high school graduation, and one more week before
Ashley will be moving to California for college, while Brian will be
entering the army, The dynamic of their relationship suddenly changes
when they share a haunting kiss.
Ashley finally realizes she’s been avoiding admitting her feelings for
Brian because she’d have to make a serious commitment. But Brian is
determined to make her understand they belong together, despite
splitting up and focusing on careers.
But tragedy strikes when a Ponzi scheme is exposed, the accused being
none other than Ashley’s father, who’s supposedly run away with
Brian’s mother.
Forced apart by circumstances, Ashley and Brian are fatefully reunited in
Crystal Rock ten years later. Will unveiling their families’ dark
family secrets heal two wounded hearts?
Midnight Cove
written by Pandora Spocks:
They say still waters run deep.
In the tiny lakeside town of Midnight Cove, still waters harbor dark
Writer Bree Blaylock just wants a chance to catch her breath. Having finally
escaped an abusive relationship, she’s relieved to have found a
quiet place to finish writing her new book.
From the moment she arrives, she realizes that she’s not alone in her
rented cottage on the lake. But she’s okay with that. In her
experience, the living are always more dangerous than the dead.
Meeting handsome local lawman Jake Hanson wasn’t even remotely on her
radar. But now that she has, maybe it’s time to take another chance
on love.
But can he keep her safe when the past comes calling?
Hunting Love
written by Amazon Bestselling Author Chantel Rhondeau:
Ghosts aren’t the ones hunted on this tour—someone wants Zoe’s life.
Travis craves her heart.
After a laboratory explosion killed her three coworkers, Zoe Blaine’s
life has taken a turn for the bizarre. Handed a portable hard drive
in secret by her boss moments before the accident, Zoe is unable to
figure out the password. Considering she’s had many near-fatal
accidents since then, Zoe’s more than happy to join a two-week
ghost hunting tour with her bestie—anything to escape the oddness
around her, even if she doesn’t believe in ghosts.
The moment the leader of the ghost hunting tour spots Zoe, he can’t
take his eyes off her. Finding out she’s a skeptic and a scientist
is a total turn on. When Travis McMann delves under the surface and
learns more about her, the connections between their pasts are hard
to ignore. After he realizes the explosion at her workplace wasn’t
an accident, Travis vows to stick by her side to stop the dastardly
plot which started the entire situation. It’s not going to be easy.
The people they’re fighting will do anything to stop Zoe.
These nine books are brand-new, never before published and exclusive to
this set for thirty days!
**Only 99 cents!!**

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The Music of Dolphins by Karen Hesse – 4 Star Review!

download (1).jpgStory Rating: ****
Cover Rating: B

This book is a beautifully written tale about a “wild child” who has grown up with Dolphins. The way the author delves into her mind is realistic and really places the reader into the footsteps of Mia as she struggles to regain footing in a human world she should have belonged to but never has. It also inserts numerous facts about dolphins in a way that younger audiences are sure to both understand and remember.

I read this book with my daughter, Vikki, and she loved the story. She laughed, cried, and asked many questions about what the author presented in an appropriate way that really gets the mind moving.

The cover is eye-catching and provides a fairly accurate depiction of what the reader should expect from the story.

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Belgarath the Sorcerer by David & Leigh Eddings – 4 Star Review!

51GuS-95i7L._SX302_BO1,204,203,200_Story Rating: ****
Cover Rating: A

So, this book is a companion to The Belgariad and The Malloreon series, to which Belgarath the Sorcerer plays a vital role. It’s essentially a biography, really, but includes quite a bit of adventures of it’s own – independent of the ones going on in the other two series.

The book, which is quite long, carefully and (I believe) accurately describes the life of a man who is thousands of years old. It is realistic, stays true to the character, and is a great read for anyone either obsessed with the Belgariad/Malloreon series or who enjoy a deeper look into dynamic characters.

The cover is eye-catching and offers a highly accurate idea of what the reader will find inside it’s pages.

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Polgara the Sorceress by David & Leigh Eddings – 5 Star Review!

imagesStory Rating: *****
Cover Rating: A

Polgara was always one of my favorite characters, and I just loved this book depicting her life. It’s amazing since during the Belgariad and Malloreon series, you only gets hints at what “Aunt Pol” had gone through or done. This lengthy book fleshes out those hints and gives the full story.

You end up feeling bad for Polgara at many points, but she also gets an HEA of her own after suffering for the cause/prophecy for so many centuries. Also, can I just say that Polgara is a kick butt woman who can do everything herself while somehow maintaining her feminine charm? She really is quite amazing.

The cover is eye-catching and gives an accurate representation of what the reader will find inside the pages.

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Fade Unto Darkness Book Tour & Giveaway!

Fade Unto Darkness
by Brandy Nacole
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
All Hallows’ Eve, 1702.
A time of new traditions in a quaint Maryland colony. Anna anticipated a night of
enchantment, instead she spots a ghost on the outskirts of town
mocking their display.
Everything Anna has been taught warns her not to trust the apparition
who calls himself Caspian. Yet she can’t fight her own curiosity when
he offers to show her what lies beyond the veil of life and death.
Now, the clock is ticking. Can Anna find her way back to the land of the
living before sunrise? Or will her essence be trapped forever
in the valley of souls?
**Only 99 cents**
Gemini Brandy Nacole is a writer of urban fantasy books. She is the author
of the Shadow World series and the Spiritual Discord series published
by Ponahakeola Press. A reader from a young age, Brandy has always
loved folklore and stories of beings that go bump in the night.
Brandy lives in Arkansas with her husband, three never stopping kids, two
snooty cats, two very lazy bearded dragons, and one mellow turtle.
She is a member of the Ozark Romance Authors in Springfield,
Missouri. Whenever she’s not reading or writing, Brandy is spending
her time outdoors wheeling, hiking, playing amateur photographer, and
enjoying a good laugh.
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The Seeress of Kell by David Eddings (The Malloreon, #5) – 5 Star Review!

9780345377593.jpgStory Rating: *****
Cover Rating: C

This is the final volume in The Malloreon series, and the big culminating fight scene finally occurs. It’s full of action, adventure, trials, and a lot of unexpected, last-moment character development to help wrap up our main adventuring party’s own stories.

There are happy endings for most involved, and one happy ending in particular has me going “yes!” I won’t see which, of course, but you’ll know it when you read it.

The cover is slightly eye-catching but I don’t feel it’s quite representative of the story readers should expect. (Note: The cover I am reviewing is for the mass  market paperback version I own. There are other formats with other covers.)

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