This Day in History – February 9, 1942

Daylight Savings Time was instituted on February 9, 1942. Today, Dan O’Brien, Jade Kerrion, Ansha Kotyk and SM Boyce are back to give me their thoughts on the bi-annual time change.

WSR: Do you prefer to Spring Forward, or Fall Back?

DO: I prefer Spring Forward. I am an exercise-in-the-morning type of person so I need the extra sunlight. I am training for Ironman, and I need all the tiem I can get.

JK: Fall back! Anything that gives me (the illusion of) more time is a good thing.

AK: Fall Back used to be awesome. Getting that extra hour of reading time. But now with kids it just doesn’t work. It seriously messes with their sleep. Which ultimately means less reading for me!!

SMB: Fall back. I love having an extra hour in my day.

WSR: What impact do they have on you? Your family members? Kids?

DO: Mostly I find that people want to do more when there is more light, and want to do significantly less when the sunshine is in short supply.

JK: My children get discombobulated (my 6-year old son’s favorite word) for a day or two when bedtimes get adjusted.

AK: Impact? See above. A girl has got to have her reading time!!

WSR: Get rid of it? Yes or No and Why?

DO: Complicated question. If there was a way to reconcile the economics of it, I don’t see why not.

JK: Yes, get rid of it. It serves very little purpose in an electrically-driven world where light can be summoned with a flick of a finger.

AK: Get rid of it. In today’s society it doesn’t help anyone.

SMB: t is nice to have the extra hour once a year, but it’s superficial. Really, it’s not necessary. I say nix it.

How about you? Leave a comment in today’s post and share your answers to these questions. And now, back to the Book Blogger Fair!

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Three ebook copies of January Black will be given away this week via Rafflecopter.
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This Day in History – February 8, 1955

Author John Grisham was born on February 8, 1955. Today, Dan O’Brien and Jade Kerrion are back, and Ansha Kotyk and SM Boyce have joined in as well.

WSR: Have you read any of Grisham’s novels/watched movies based on them? If so, which ones and what did you think?

DO: I have indeed. I really enjoyed The Firm and The Rainmaker. I went through a phase when I read quite a few of his novels.

JK: I watched The Firm, and really enjoyed it (and it didn’t even have much to do with the fact that it involved Tom Cruise)

AK: I haven’t read his work but I did see A Civil Action. It reminded me to be wary of my water supply that’s for sure!

SMB: I loved Pelican Brief. It was the first real mystery I read and I really enjoyed it.

WSR: Who is your favorite best selling author? What do you like about his/her work?

DO: Probably Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, or George R. R. Martin, and most because they each do what they do so well. They make it seem so effortless.

JK: David Eddings. I know he writes epic fantasy with stereotypical archetypes, but his early stories (Belgariad, Mallorean, etc) are particularly memorable in part because he plays on those archetypes.

AK: Favorite Best seller? You know I don’t think I have one? I LOVED the Harry Potter series. But I haven’t read JK’s latest book. Right now I’m reading Walk two Moons by Sharon Creech and I’m enjoying it!

SMB: Neil Gaiman. I love that he engages with fans, writes wonderful paranormal stories, and isn’t afraid to stray genres.

WSR: He received his undergraduate degree in accounting before studying law. What did you study in college (if you went)? Has your occupation had any influence on your writing?

DO: I have a Master’s degree in Psychology, as well as undergraduate degrees in philosophy and an emphasis in statistics. Occasionally I find that my formal training leaks into my writing.

JK: I majored in Biology and Philosophy in college, and my college major most certainly influenced my writing. My Double Helix series built on the premise of genetic manipulation and the ethics of humanity and perfection.

AK: I studied Anthropology and Russian Language. I definitely feel that studying Anthropology has helped me develop realistic characters and worlds. And actually, it was a writer who helped me choose this major… Jean Auel, author of The Earth’s Children series. Her books were so well researched that they actually helped me with my course work!!

SMB: I have a B.S. in Creative Writing and Marketing. The writing half really honed my technique, and the marketing half established my business mindset. I think it was a perfect combination.

How about you? Leave a comment in today’s post and share your answers to these questions. And now, back to the Book Blogger Fair!

Click the covers for blurbs, biographies, and helpful links.

Three ebook copies of January Black will be given away this week via Rafflecopter.
Click here for the tasks.

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This Day in History – February 7, 1964

On February 7, 1964, The Beatles landed in New York City, and America was never the same. I asked Dan O’Brien and Jade Kerrion a few questions sparked by this historic event.

WSR: What is your favorite song by The Beatles?

DO: “Norwegian Wood” or “Blackbird”
JK: Don’t really have one. I never got into the Beatles.

WSR: Fair enough. What band could have you hanging out on a tarmac, squealing like a teenage girl.

DO: Possibly Mumford and Sons.
JK: Westlife (which unfortunately disbanded a year ago…)

WSR: What band’s popularity surprises you?

DO: Most modern pop music.
JK: Not a band, but I must say, I’m surprised by Justin Beiber’s popularity…

WSR: Me too, Jade. Me too.

How about you? Leave a comment in today’s post and share your answers to these questions. And now, back to the Book Blogger Fair!

Click the covers for blurbs, biographies, and helpful links.

Three ebook copies of January Black will be given away this week via Rafflecopter.
Click here for the tasks.

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Blogger Book Fair – Winter 2013

I’m participating in the Blogger Book Fair. There are more than 60 authors showcasing 170 books in this blogging event. 

There will be contests, books for $5, giveaways, interviews, excerpts! Like the Book Blogger Fair on Facebook for updates, and book mark the official site. The links on this page will go live on February 7th. So will the Blogger Book Fair – Winter 2013 link at the top of my blog, which will have quick links to each author.

I will be using Rafflecopter to give away three ebook copies of January Black, as well as one signed copy for the Year of the Snake blog hop on February 10th. So mark your calendars. This is going to ROCK!

Here’s a preview of my post.

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All’s Fair in Blogs and More! 2012 Blogger Book Fair, Day 4

It’s day 4 of the BIG virtual book fair (click the red square), and I have MORE awesome paranormal fantasy books from Crescent Moon Press. There are still FREE books to be won, so check out Day 2 and Day 3 and leave comment.



Tribred Gregor Caine decided long ago to deny his blood legacy, so he isn’t thrilled when paired with a full-blooded Fae to hunt the demons threatening to decimate Los Angeles. As they fight side by side, he finds she calls to both his Fae and his demon blood; a call he can’t resist.Warrior Fae Serra Willows crossed into the Human Plane to help destroy the demons released from the Chaos Plane. Finding and shutting down the portal between worlds is more challenging than she expected…and Gregor and his world more seductive than she had ever imagined.As the killings escalate, Gregor and Serra realize one of the most deadly demons from the Chaos Plane has marked Serra as his own. To save her, Gregor has to face his greatest fear—losing his humanity to the darkness in his blood. But in a race against time, that darkness could become his greatest strength. And he will kill to claim Serra’s love.Demon Hunt is Book 2 of A Caine Brothers Novel series, by Christine Ashworth.

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Demon Hunt on Goodreads | Amazon | B&N

Also by Christine Ashworth: Demon Soul (Caine Brothers #1), and Blood Dreams (A Caine Brothers Short Story)



Saari Mitchell attends a Tueri conference in Las Vegas, Nevada to strengthen her bonds with Dhelis Guidry and Brogan Vincent—and see if they can make their three-sided relationship work. But when Saari and her vampire brother Mag’s lives are threatened, her trip to paradise soon becomes a surreal fight for survival.Dhelis and Brogan’s psychic abilities are no help in finding Saari. Desperate to save their mate, they call in favors from the psychic and preternatural community, but the information leads only to more questions. Is the threat against Saari personal or part of a larger plan that threatens every human and Tueri’s existence?Crimson Sunrise is Book 2 of the Tueri Fated Souls Series, by Renee Reardon.Author Website | Bio | Facebook | Twitter

Crimson Sunrise on Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Kobo

Also by Renee Reardon: Moonlight Blue (Tueri Fated Souls #1)


Thursday, Friday, & Saturday’s Books:

Constance Phillips “Fairyproof”
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Louann Carroll’s “Shadow of Time”
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Shadow of Time on Goodreads  | Amazon | B&N
Also by Louann Carroll: Gemini Rising

Diane M. Haynes “Rift Healer”
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Rift Healer on Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Kobo

Sasha Summers “Medusa, A Love Story”
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Medusa on Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Kobo

Sasha Summers’ “Hollywood Ever After”
Hollywood Ever After on Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Kobo

Lynn Rush “Wasteland”
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Wasteland on Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Kobo

Lynn Rush “Awaited”
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| Amazon | B&N | Kobo

Lynn Rush “Prelude to Darkness”
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| Amazon

All’s Fair in Blogs and More! 2012 Blogger Book Fair, Day 3

It’s day 3 of the BIG virtual book fair (click the red square), and I have MORE awesome paranormal fantasy books from Crescent Moon Press. Today is Lynn Rush day. Be sure to comment, because she’s giving away free eBook copies of her books to lucky commenters.


Bound by the blood contract his human mother signed four centuries ago, half-demon, David Sadler, must obey his demonic Master’s order to capture fifteen-year-old Jessica Hanks. But as he learns more about her, he realizes she may be the key to freedom from his dark enslavement.The only obstacle—Jessica’s distractingly beautiful Guardian, Rebeka Abbott. He must not give in to their steamy chemistry, or he will lose his humanity. But fresh off a quarter millennia of sensory deprivation as punishment for not retrieving his last target, he may not be able to resist temptation long enough to save what’s left of his human soul.

Wasteland is Book 1 of the Wasteland Series, by Lynn Rush

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Awaited on Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Kobo


Russell Leonard is a centuries-old Guardian who’s lost faith in his purpose. So when he’s charged with procuring the first female Guardian in over two centuries, he can only hope it’s the red-headed beauty who’s been haunting his dreams for months. And if it is, he intends to claim her as his. But when he finds his dream woman, Annabelle is mute and bears no Guardian’s Mark. He soon realizes she’s been tainted by an ancient evil. Russell must somehow release the secrets trapped within this delicate, mute beauty, to help her tap into the only weapon powerful enough to silence a millennia-old demon—her voice.

Awaited is Book 2 of the Wasteland Series, by Lynn Rush

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For a slave, hope is a dangerous thing.

Margaret Rousseau dreams of freedom from a life of servitude. When a mysterious woman saunters into the servants’ tavern promising the impossible, Margaret dares to hope she could win the heart of the one man she has secretly coveted since she first wore a corset…

The Prince.

Margaret desperately grasps for the opportunity to change her bleak destiny by placing faith in a woman who is not as forthcoming as she seems. Blinded to the stranger’s dark motives, Margaret surrenders herself to gain her heart’s desires.

But her choice may bring forth a darkness that could destroy all she holds dear.

Prelude to Darkness on Goodreads | Amazon


Thursday & Fridays’s Books:

Constance Phillips “Fairyproof”
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Louann Carroll’s “Shadow of Time”
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Shadow of Time on Goodreads  | Amazon | B&N
Also by Louann Carroll: Gemini Rising

Diane M. Haynes “Rift Healer”
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Rift Healer on Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Kobo

Sasha Summers “Medusa, A Love Story”
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Medusa on Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Kobo
Sasha Summers’ “Hollywood Ever After”
Hollywood Ever After on Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Kobo

All’s Fair in Blogs and More! 2012 Blogger Book Fair, Day 2

It’s day 2 of the BIG virtual book fair (click the red square), and I have MORE awesome paranormal fantasy books from Crescent Moon Press. I was going to post ALL the books I have today, but…I think I’ll just add two more and make it Sasha Summers day.

You don’t know who Sasha Summers is? I want you to meet her. Her leads, Medusa and Ariston—and an amusing ensemble of Olympic gods—kept me company during the drive through northern Nevada two weeks ago. When I get around to writing reviews again, Sasha will be getting five stars. For now…I’ve got covers and links, and FREE books. Sasha is giving away 1 signed copy of Medusa AND Hollywood Ever After to lucky commenters on this post.


It’s said love can change a person. Medusa wasn’t always a monster…

Medusa is ruled by duty, to her Titan father and the Goddess Athena. She’s no room for the tenderness her warrior guard, Ariston, stirs. When Olympus frees her from service, her heart leads her into the arms of the guard she loves… and curses her as the creature with serpent locks. [ Full Blurb ]

Medusa: A Love Story is Book 1 of the Loves of Olympus Series by Sasha Summers

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She wasn’t meant for movie stars, Hollywood, or happy endings. And then she met him.Happy Endings are for fairy tales. Or the movies. Not for real life. At least, not in Claire’s life. Even though she’s starting over, she knows better than to want too much this time. But when she falls, literally, into the strong arms of Hollywood’s ‘it’ boy Josh Wiley, Claire’s in for some surprises. Her plans for rest and relaxation are forgotten as one incredible night with Josh becomes two… And her heart begins to want him as much as her body. Will two kids, one bastard ex-husband, and Josh’s juggernaut career mean the end of their affair? Or can Claire find her happy ending after all?Hollywood Ever After is Book 1 of The Red Carpet Series, released by InkSpell Publishing.Hollywood Ever After on Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Kobo


Yesterday’s Books:

Constance Phillips “Fairyproof”
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Louann Carroll’s “Shadow of Time”
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Shadow of Time on Goodreads  | Amazon | B&N
Also by Louann Carroll: Gemini Rising

Diane M. Haynes “Rift Healer”
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Rift Healer on Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Kobo

All’s Fair in Blogs and More! 2012 Blogger Book Fair

First, allow me to apologize for waiting until the moment the blog fair goes live to say anything about it. My husband, son, and I have been on the road for 3-weeks and my access to secure internet has been hit and miss. Maybe next week, I’ll post about all the fun stuff we did on our 6000 mile trip to California and back. But, right now, I am a little stop on a BIG virtual book fair (lots more to see if you click the red square), and I want to plug some awesome paranormal fantasy books from Crescent Moon Press.


Haley Miller never had a boyfriend but, when on summer vacation, she meets handsome and charismatic Micah, great-nephew of her friend Gisele, she finds she can think of nothing else. [ Full Blurb ]Rift Healer is a debut Young Adult fantasy novel by Diane M. Haynes, released during the Spring, 2012.

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Rift Healer on Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Kobo


Consumed by a childhood filled with terror and pain, Kellyn O’Brien strives to create the perfect family.Then, disaster strikes. Her husband is dead. Three weeks later, she discovers her son is heir to Shadow Ley, a nineteenth century estate located in the Sierra Nevada foothills. [ Full Blurb ]Shadow of Time is a paranormal novel by Louann Carroll, released July, 2012.

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Shadow of Time on Goodreads  | Amazon | B&N

Also by Louann Carroll: Gemini Rising


When Monique finds out her brother, Kieran, is planning her future with the one fairy she wants nothing to do with, she seeks refuge in the human world. Now Kieran fears she will be the next victim in a string of murdered fairies and is determined to bring her home. [ Full Blurb ]

Fairyproof is a paranormal novel by Constance Phillips, coming soon.

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