I won works by Daizie Draper and J. Gordon Smith!

I am one of those people who enter many contests during their lives but rarely win anything. On December 25 and then on December 26th, I got the ultimate experience of winning two contests. I will be reading all material and submitting reviews to appropriate places as well as blogging about them.

These made my Christmas brighter. For some reason this year, it didn’t feel like Christmas. It felt empty and I’m not the only one who felt it. We got great things, gave greater things, enjoyed each other’s presence, prayed over our departed loved ones and wanted for nothing. Except I knew of people in pain in this world and my Grandma is in pain from something we can’t figure out and I hate it. I hate the fact that I can’t help her, that I can’t remove her pain or soothe her at all.  My Christmas spirit was overwhelmed with frustration.  I’m blessed to have all that I have in my life and I am so very thankful, I just wish I could heal her and others.  I’m not asking to be God, I don’t want that responsibility but I do want to help my Grandma who deserves it. 

12/25/13 I won works by J. Gordon Smith: Vampires of Livix, Crushing (The Southern California Wine Country Series and Cabernet Zin (The Southern California Wine Country Series)

The first title is available on Amazon for $4.99 or you can borrow it from Amazon’s library free for Amazon Prime members.

1onenight

http://www.amazon.com/One-Night-Burns-Vampires-Livix-ebook/dp/B009JQFRNG

The second title is available on Amazon for $4.99 or free for Amazon Prime members.

1crushing

http://www.amazon.com/Crushing-Southern-California-Wine-Country-ebook/dp/B00FW6ERLK

The third title is available on Amazon for free right now!

1cabbie

http://www.amazon.com/Cabernet-Southern-California-Wine-Country-ebook/dp/B00DS86BD6

Thank you for the books you sent, I will read them all. I looked on Amazon and saw the following titles by J. Gordon Smith are free right now. Click on the link below the image. Clicking on the image brings you to the image. I make no profit from your clicking.

1thenightdiscovered

http://www.amazon.com/Night-Discovered-Vampires-Livix-ebook/dp/B009JQLBMW

1FRANKA

http://www.amazon.com/FRANKA-Vampires-Livix-Gordon-Smith-ebook/dp/B00H7KBIDY

1diamond

http://www.amazon.com/Diamond-Coronal-Gemstone-Sorcery-Fantasy-ebook/dp/B004VT3K58

1doubletrouble

http://www.amazon.com/Double-Trouble-Livix-Vampires-Extended-ebook/dp/B00AQNWKN6

1sharpperil

http://www.amazon.com/Sharp-Gemstone-Swords-Sorcery-Fantasy-ebook/dp/B00BV8IRP0

1zombie

http://www.amazon.com/Zombie-Tattoo-aZure-Tribe-Apocalypse-ebook/dp/B00BVRQL86

 

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On 12/26/13 I was among a handful of people to win a set of a 5 novella Collection, Sorority Pledge Saga 1-5 by author Daizie Draper.

Here is what the email said, along with asking what format I preferred.

“Hi. Congratulations! You won a copy of my 5-novella Collections, Sorority Pledge Saga 1-5. It is the first five books in a steamy romance that follows the journey of college students, Addison and Logan, who immerse themselves in BDSM and sexual experimentation for the first time.”

Thank you for this great set of books.  I will be reviewing this Saga after reading them. The set is available from Amazon for $2.99 at the time of this post. Colleen

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http://www.amazon.com/Sorority-Pledge-Collection-Steamy-Books-ebook/dp/B00GU6MG00

A Tuesday with free books and a note about mental illness

9/24/13

When it comes to money, it can bring my depression to front and center of my being.  I have to push it away, get a hug from each of my sons, hug one of our four cats (only 2 are huggable).  Get some fresh air by going outside and watching the hummingbirds, listen to the building going on around us, which is a proof of life thing.  I wish my children could understand that I can’t buy the world for them, build a fortress for everyone, make money appear out of nowhere for every toy they want ‘RIGHT NOW’.  I can’t drive to Toys R Us, I don’t have the gas to go that far and still make my daily 2 trips to another city to drop off and pick up my younger son.

I am not one to follow trends. But greek yogurt is actually really good.  I so dislike being trendy. Oh look I changed the subject, see my ADD at work.

 

So here are some books that were free at the time of this post.

REMEMBER NOT TO CLICK ON THE PICTURE but the link below it!!!!

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http://www.amazon.com/Terran-Realm-Vol-1-6-ebook/dp/B00B066MOQ
Terran Realm Vol 1-6 [Kindle Edition]
Bonnie Dee (Author), Jeanne Barrack (Author), Rae Morgan (Author), Keira Ramsay (Author)
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Six full-length novels plunge you into the romance and adventures of the lusty, the willful, and the destructive! Passions explode and desires burn hot as the worlds of Terran and human collide in a battle that could destroy them all. Volume 1 takes you to a world about to be torn apart by an ages-old battle between the forces of good and evil. Discover love, seduction, and superhuman abilities that will steal your heart and sear your very soul!

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http://www.amazon.com/American-Blood-Vampires-Story-ebook/dp/B002KMJSJK
American Blood: A Vampire’s Story [Kindle Edition]
Gregory Holden (Author)
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She was born human, became a leper, and while a mining slave of the Roman Empire she touched a strange stone that transformed her into the world’s first vampire.

Here is the story of an administration during its eighth and final year in office looking for a way to salvage its legacy by finding and killing the world’s most wanted terrorist. For seven years America has failed to accomplish this mission and now, desperate and beset by scandal, the government hatches a covert plan to capture, and then coerce, the world’s first vampire into locating and killing the Sheikh.

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http://www.amazon.com/Myriad-Prentor-Book-1-ebook/dp/B008W8P1EW
Myriad (Prentor Book 1) [Kindle Edition]
Mona Hanna (Author)
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Publication Date: August 10, 2012
After the tragic loss of his wife and child, Myriad Markwin began tormenting the Royal family of Prentor. For eighteen years, he’d mercilessly killed people in the castle on the Princess’ birthday. But this year, he wasn’t settling for servants or guards. He was going to kill the Royal family themselves. A group of warlocks and witches was out to stop him, but a young newcomer to them, Kalin, was proving the most trouble…

Kalin has denied his magic for years, but suddenly finds himself in a battle with one of the most powerful warlocks that has ever lived. He has to face up to things about himself he never knew, to try and save the Royal family from murder. With his new friends helping him, and a new love enchanting him, can he stop the coming bloodshed? Will he survive the fight of his life?

This is a NOVELLA of approximately 26,000 words.

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http://www.amazon.com/Into-Fire-Prince-Zammar-ebook/dp/B00DTIVTO6/
Into the Fire (The Prince of Zammar; 1) [Kindle Edition]
Samantha Nolan (Author)
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Publication Date: July 6, 2013
Under Zammar’s sun, passion and secrets run deep.

Prince Jalen ‘Anaq Al-Jameyri, oldest son and heir to the kingdom of Zammar, is an acclaimed general, a war hero, and also a man who hides dark secrets behind a mask.

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http://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Element-Preservers-1-ebook/dp/B006JMNQDG
Dangerous (Element Preservers, #1) [Kindle Edition]
Alycia Linwood (Author)
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Publication Date: December 7, 2011
In the world of elemental magic, losing your heart to the wrong person might be more dangerous than having magic disease…

Ria is an 18-year-old girl who has just started going to the University of Magic, a special university for those who have one of the four elements: fire, water, air and earth. There she meets Michael, a boy whose element is different from hers, which makes their romantic involvement seem impossible because mixing of elements can have horrible consequences. She also feels threatened by Adrian, a very dangerous magic disease carrier. Ria’s best friend, Paula, is fascinated by Adrian like most of the girls at the University and wants him to help her with her research about the disease. All Ria’s beliefs are put to test when she starts having the symptoms of the disease and the only person she can turn to is Adrian.

Young Adult/New Adult Fantasy/Romance for mature teens.

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http://www.amazon.com/Hotter-On-The-Edge-ebook/dp/B00757WOT6
Hotter On The Edge [Kindle Edition]
Erin Kellison (Author), KC Klein (Author), Jessa Slade (Author)
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Winner of the 2012 RONE Award for Short Story/Novella

New cover! And excerpts for HOTTER ON THE EDGE 2!

Praise for the science fiction romance anthology, HOTTER ON THE EDGE!

“HOTTER ON THE EDGE is an exceptional trio of Sci-fi romance novellas… Creativity, strong characters and interesting plots make this one a winner.” 4 1/2 stars–Top Pick from Night Owl Reviews

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http://www.amazon.com/Erotic-Diaries-Of-Warlock-ebook/dp/B00C4HNKYA
Erotic Diaries Of A Warlock: Book 1 of 3 (I, Justin) [Kindle Edition]
Justin Kairo (Author)
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Book 1. Justin Kairo, a young man coming of age, is searching for his own identity. He cannot find his place in the world until he accepts his own magical powers and embraces his destiny as a warlock.

Juliet Paisley, his soul mate and most intimate partner, helps him discover his mission in life. Their deep love for each other leads them to perfect fulfillment.
But will unforeseen obstacles threaten their paradise?
(Books 2 & 3 available separately.)

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http://www.amazon.com/Knifes-Historical-Fantasy-Romance-Short-ebook/dp/B002NU5JRY
The Knife’s Edge (Historical Fantasy Romance–Short Story) [Kindle Edition]
Stephanie Draven (Author)
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A SHORT STORY by the author of the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Nominee for Best First Series…

She’s a queen with deadly enemies and dark sexual longings. She yearns to give herself over to the hands of another, even at the point of a blade. But can she trust her sacred medallion to protect her from the royal assasin who wants to seize her throne, her body, and her heart?

A yearning for submission.
A dark need for control.
A passion that consumes two lovers.

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http://www.amazon.com/Golden-Blood-Spirit-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B0063N0XIM
Golden Blood (Time Spirit Trilogy) [Kindle Edition]
Melissa Pearl (Author)
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Gemma Hart never knows when her father is going to whisk her back in time. Her toes start tingling and she has a few minutes to find a secret haven where she can disintegrate and appear in another time and place. While “across the line,” her training and skills are put to the test as she completes a mission that will change history for the lucky few her father has selected.

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http://www.amazon.com/Never-Fall-Prophecy-Tyalbrook-ebook/dp/B00CLKOW0Q
Never Let You Fall (The Prophecy of Tyalbrook, Book One) [Kindle Edition]
Michele G Miller (Author)
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Never Let You Fall – An Amazon Bestselling Novel

Orphaned at 7, with no memory of her past or the family she lost, 17 year old Skye Martin is tired of being alone and afraid. After a hard night of partying, Skye wakes up alone in an unfamiliar hotel. All she can remember is the deep voice of her rescuer and his promise: “I am safe.”

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Bewitching Embrace 1 [Kindle Edition]
Sandra Ross (Author)
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Publication Date: August 24, 2013
From the Publisher that brought you popular short story series Witching Call, Hostile Hearts, Earthbound Angels, The January Morrison Files Psychic Series, Ralph’s Gift, Children of Time, Chains of Darkness, Song of Teeth, Tropical Storms and Friend Zone…

She thought he’s betrayed her, only to discover the magic of his love never wanes.

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Savage Possession [Kindle Edition]
Moira Rogers (Author)
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Avani is training to become a revered priestess of the Temple of Luna, with the skills and magic needed to soothe the feral warriors fighting a brutal war against human persecution. Though forbidden contact with the warriors who have come to the temple for relief, the novice can’t keep her distance from Rais, her uncle’s protégé–and one of the most dangerous fighters the wolves have ever known.