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KISS OF DEATH GIVEAWAY!

Love giveaways? If you already own a reading device, here’s a cool gift to share with a loved one this Valentine’s Day.

Enter for a chance to win one of five kindles and a $25 Amazon gift card to add to your eBook collection! Share the giveaway’s Lucky URL by email and on social media for extra chances to win! Enter giveaway and receive exclusive offers from participating…
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March Kindle Fire Giveaway

March 2014 Kindle
Win a Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)

This is a joint AUTHOR & BLOGGER GIVEAWAY EVENT!

Bloggers & Authors have joined together and each chipped in a little money towards a Kindle Fire HDX 7″.


The winner will have the option of receiving a 7″ Kindle Fire HDX (US Only – $229 Value)

Or $229 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)

Or $229 in Paypal Cash (International)

March Kindle Fire Sponsors

I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
Feed Your Reader
The Ripple Effect Romance Series
Bound 4 Escape
Fae Books
Author Mary Ting
Giddy Over YA
The Loopy Librarian
Bea’s Book Nook
Laurie Here
Bella Street’s Weird Romance
Bonnie Blythe’s Pure Romance
Immortal Ink Publishing
Owl Always Be Reading
Author Alecia Stone
Author Heather Gray
Author Camelia Miron Skiba
Author Kimber Leigh Wheaton
The Reporter and The Girl
Author Rae Z. Ryans
The Storybook Kingdom
Loren Secretts
Elizabeth Woodrum
Paige Ryan
Lori’s Reading Corner
Author Melissa McClone
Author M.A. George
Author Inger Iversen
Lena Sledge
Author David Pandolfe
Andrea R. Cooper, Author
Emily Hemmer, Author
Author Jennifer Faye
SA Larsen, KidLit Author
More Than a Review
The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something year Old Girl
My Story That I Like Best
Meredith & Jennifer’s Musings
Ally Shields
Author Carol Davis Luce
Author Steven Brown
Author Danielle Annett
The Girl Raised by Books
The Stubby Pencil
The YA Buzz
Author Ednah Walters
Author DiDi Hendley
Barbara Silkstone
Addicted Readers
Reviews from a Bookworm
Amid Summer Night Dreams
Hallowed Ink Press
Jennifer Allis Provost
Author Rosanne Rivers
Author MK McClintock
Elizabeth Parkinson Bellows
DE Division of Energy & Climate
Awesome Romance Novels

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Giveaway Details

1 winner will receive their choice of an all new Kindle Fire 7″ HDX (US Only – $229 value), $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash (International).

There is a second separate giveaway for bloggers who post this giveaway on their blog. See details in the rafflecopter on how to enter to win the 2nd Kindle Fire HDX 7″.

Ends 3/31/14

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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January Kindle Fire HDX Giveaways

This promotion is over. Stayed tuned for the next one! Check Rafflecopter for winner!

January Kindle

Win a Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)

This is a joint AUTHOR & BLOGGER GIVEAWAY EVENT!

Bloggers & Authors have joined together and each chipped in a little money towards a Kindle Fire HDX 7″.


The winner will have the option of receiving a 7″ Kindle Fire HDX (US Only – $229 Value)

Or $229 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)

Or $229 in Paypal Cash (International)

January Sponsors

  1. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
  2. Feed Your Reader
  3. The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl
  4. Author Kimber Leigh Wheaton
  5. Author Inger Iversen
  6. NESSAROX
  7. Author Carol Davis Luce
  8. The Reporter and the Girl
  9. Author David Pandolf
  10. Bella Street Writes
  11. Author Bonnie Blythe
  12. Author Elizabeth Seckman
  13. MyLadyWeb: Women’s History and Women Authors
  14. Just One More Chapter
  15. Author Donna Fasano
  16. Author Lia Fairchild
  17. Author Linda S. Prather
  18. Author Heather McCoubrey
  19. Author M.A. Comley
  20. Jessica Loves Books
  21. Fae Books
  22. Author Cidney Swanson
  23. Lori’s Reading Corner
  24. Author Jennifer Laurens
  25. Allergic to Life
  26. ~Owl Always Be Reading
  27. Author J.L. Weil
  28. Buku-Buku Didi
  29. Barb’s Wire – eBooks & More
  30. Author Jennifer Gilby Roberts
  31. Another Head Full of Fantasy
  32. Fairiechick’s Fantasy Book Reader
  33. Author Kim Cresswell
  34. Mother Daughter Book Reviews
  35. Buried Under Romance
  36. Jenna Does Books
  37. Laurie Here
  38. The Bunny’s Review
  39. Bea’s Book Nook
  40. Fabulously Girly Book Blog
  41. The Loopy Librarian
  42. Bound4Escape
  43. Michael SciFan
  44. Chapter by Chapter
  45. Author Helen Smith
  46. Button-the-Push Books and Giveaways
  47. Author S.M. Blooding
  48. Back Off My Books
  49. Author Brinda Berry
  50. Author Christie Anderson
  51. Author Leslie A. Susskind
  52. More Than A Review
  53. Author Heather Gray
  54. Paige Ryan
  55. Fire and Ice
  56. Author Bryna Butler

Sign up to sponsor the next Kindle Fire Giveaway:

http://www.iamareader.com/category/kindle-giveaway-sign-ups

Giveaway Details

1 winner will receive their choice of an all new Kindle Fire 7″ HDX (US Only – $229 value), $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash (International).

There is a second separate giveaway for bloggers who post this giveaway on their blog. See details in the rafflecopter on how to enter to win the 2nd Kindle Fire HDX 7″.

Ends 2/9/14

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Night Stalker is the Featured Book of the Day on Ereaders News Today!!

nightstalkerfinalToday Night Stalker is being featured over at Ereaders News Today! It’s also on sale for $0.99! Click the book cover to check out the feature post! (or click HERE)

 

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KINDLE FIRE DEPARTMENT FEATURED BOOKS

Looking for quality fiction? aia_low resFive Awesome Indies books on sale today. See Kindle Fire Department featured books.

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IWU Summer Splash Blog Hop – JULY 26-29

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Welcome to the 2013 Summer Splash Blog Hop, brought to you by the writers of Indie Writers Unite.  There’s all kinds of swag to be won as well as some amazing grand prizes (see below for grand prize information)
Each writer will be hosting their own giveaway on their blogs and offering their own prizes in addition to the grand prizes.  Click HERE to start hopping the author pages.

My Prizes are: 

15,000 words edited free (novel)
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and
$25 Amazon Gift Card (separate rafflecopter)
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To enter one or both of the Rafflecopters, click the links below, and the Rafflecopters will magically appear:

Main Prize (Free Editing)

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and

$25 Amazon Gift Card

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About the Manuscript Editing Prize:

Manuscript editing by a published author and professional writing instructor.

As a former instructor for Writer’s Digest Online Workshops for ten years in their advanced novel courses, I am offering my editing services to the winner of my contest. (See ‘EDITING’ Rafflecopter for instructions.)

Valued at $300 (@ $.02 per word). The first 15,000 words of your novel (approximately 60 double-spaced pages).

Content Editing Feedback for: Plot/Storyline/Character development/Description/Pacing. 

Light Line Editing for: Sentence structure/punctuation/spelling/grammar/writing style, etc.

The second and third place runners-up will receive a Carol Davis Luce ebook of their choice.  

 As the for the grand prizes, there are 6.  What are they?

#1 Kindle Fire 8.9 HD

#2 $100 Amazon Gift Card

#3 $50 Amazon Gift Card

#4 15 paperbacks personally signed by our authors

#5 38 Ebooks gifted to you from our authors

#6 38 eBooks (yep, we’re doing this not once, but twice)!

HOW TO ENTER GRAND PRIZES 1-3

TWEET USING THE HASHTAG  #splashwithusIt’s that simple. We’ll keep track of all the tweets and then draw for the grand-prize winners at the end of the hop. Winners will be announced on or before July 31st on this site.RULES:Tweets MUST include:1. The hashtag #splashwithus (This is how we track them)
2. A link to the blog hop.

You may tweet as much as you like throughout the hop.

More Tweets = More Chances to WIN!!!

***As a side note, our authors will be tweeting about the hop as well, but they are not eligible for any of the grand prizes.***

Here are some sample tweets you can cut/paste:

WIN a $300 Kindle Fire, Amazon gift cards & more at the #bloghop http://ow.ly/nfebP #giveaway #win #freekindle #splashwithus #amreading

WIN FREE SWAG at the author #bloghop http://ow.ly/nfeCh prizes include a kindle fire! #freekindle #free #giveaway #win #splashwithus

ENTER TO WIN A KINDLE FIRE at the author blog hop http://ow.ly/nfeRZ #kindlefree #free #lovebooks #win #giveaway #splashwithus #win

WIN BIG at the author blog hop. More than 50 prizes including a kindle fire HD! http://ow.ly/nffyV #kindlefire #amwriting #splashwithus

HOW TO ENTER FOR GRAND PRIZES 4-6

To enter to win the free signed paperback books and the free books for your kindle, you MUST visit every single author blog hop page and enter whatever contest/giveaway they are running.  Once you’ve visited them all, send an email HERE, with the subject line: FREE BOOKS.

***NOW GET HOPPING
AMAZING AUTHOR GIVEAWAYS AWAIT YOU!!!***

Want a teaser of some of the items up for grabs on the author pages? Click HERE

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COMING SOON!

IWU SUMMER SPLASH BLOG HOP – JULY 26-29

The blog hop does not begin until July 26th. Please check back at that time to start hopping

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“Just one more chapter…” I dream about keeping readers awake all night.

COMING SOON: NIGHT TRILOGY. A BOXED SET INCLUDING NIGHT STALKER, NIGHT GAME and NIGHT WIDOW.

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5.0 out of 5 stars*****A gripping suspense story, from start to finish., April 1, 2013
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This review is from: Night Stalker (Kindle Edition)

This fast-paced suspense novel was totally engrossing with its story of an unknown intruder watching and threatening the central character in her own home. A strong storyline is supported by good writing that provides both visual descriptions and realistic action featuring a likable central character plagued by bad memories and the current terrors inflicted by an unknown adversary. Once I had started, I simply could not stop reading until I had finished the book – as a result I had very little sleep last night. Every time I turned off my kindle and tried to go to sleep, I kept wondering what would happen to Alex next – and on went the kindle again for “just one more chapter”. Five hours later it was morning and I was finishing the book with its final, exciting and unforeseen conclusion. This is the second book that I have read by this author and she is fast becoming a favourite of mine in the mystery and suspense novel genre.

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“Just one more chapter…” I dream about keeping readers awake all night.

COMING SOON: NIGHT TRILOGY. A BOXED SET INCLUDING NIGHT STALKER, NIGHT GAME and NIGHT WIDOW.

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5.0 out of 5 stars*****A gripping suspense story, from start to finish., April 1, 2013
Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
This review is from: Night Stalker (Kindle Edition)

This fast-paced suspense novel was totally engrossing with its story of an unknown intruder watching and threatening the central character in her own home. A strong storyline is supported by good writing that provides both visual descriptions and realistic action featuring a likable central character plagued by bad memories and the current terrors inflicted by an unknown adversary. Once I had started, I simply could not stop reading until I had finished the book – as a result I had very little sleep last night. Every time I turned off my kindle and tried to go to sleep, I kept wondering what would happen to Alex next – and on went the kindle again for “just one more chapter”. Five hours later it was morning and I was finishing the book with its final, exciting and unforeseen conclusion. This is the second book that I have read by this author and she is fast becoming a favourite of mine in the mystery and suspense novel genre.

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Guest Author Faith Mortimer. New Novel Release: A Very French Affair.

Please welcome Amazon bestselling author and friend, Faith Mortimer. She has a new novel out this month!

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Blurb: A VERY FRENCH AFFAIR

When Margaret discovers her fiancé is cheating on her, she leaves England for the south of France in search of a new life and a fresh dream. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Margaret is determined to put romance out of her mind and avoid forming personal ties.  Things are looking up, until a series of events draw her into meeting handsome Frenchman Jean-Paul. Despite her reservations, Margaret begins to let down her guard with inevitable consequences.
Can she trust him with her heart?.. Has she found a safe haven?

Or is she poised on the brink of the abyss…


Now let’s talk a little about, ‘A Very French Affair’.

When asked about the inspiration for, ‘A Very French Affair’, I immediately think of my fans and followers. Yes, I do have some! My first book, ‘The Seeds of Time’ (Part 1 of The Crossing), is a mix of genre. It covers action, adventure; it’s historical in parts, a saga, relationships and that favourite of many, romance. I didn’t realize I could write romantic scenes until a very good friend said how much she enjoyed my romantic touches in Seeds. “Why not try writing a pure romance”, she said. So I did. To me, she was my first inspiring follower.

I often think romantic novels are looked down upon in certain areas of society. To many readers they represent a ‘light’ read. So, what’s wrong with that? I can write literary. I can write heavily described novels. And I can write about all different manner of things, especially if I’ve had experience in them. But romance and love is all around us and hey, romantic novels don’t have to be ‘light’! Think of all those classics… Since writing, ‘A Very French Affair’ I’ve received some wonderful reviews and comments. Readers have enjoyed the book – so much so I’m going to be writing more! Whether I’ll continue in the, ‘A Very **** Affair’ theme, I’ve not decided. It’s a good title for a series so…maybe.  It will be a fun series to write!

So, What Makes ‘A Very French Affair’ so sexy?
Come on. You have to admit this. When you’re watching a French actor or actress who has a gorgeous sexy voice your heartstrings get a good, hard tug. You pause, your eyes follow them, you watch them smile that slow, languorous sexy smile…and you get tingly all over.
What is it that makes, ‘A Very French Affair’ so sexy? You might be too young to remember the famous French singer, Sacha Distel (swoon), but click on the link above and take a listen on You tube….Who wouldn’t find my hero, Jean-Paul drool-worthy? When a man is that sexy, a complicated chemical reaction takes place in a woman’s brain that makes her think…mmmm, now that’s sexy. Let’s have some more…and you read on…

Author Q&A

1.What attracted you to writing in the first place?

Loving literature as I do, I’d always wanted to write – whether it was novels, plays or poetry. As a child I used to write stories for my sisters and then as I grew older, my short stories became much longer until they resembled novellas. But it wasn’t until the early 2000s that I started writing my first full-length novel 

2.What genre are you most comfortable writing?

There’s more than one and I like to switch from one to another making sure I don’t become stale with my writing. I love crime writing; murder mystery suspense, but I don’t do real hard core violence – I prefer to let the reader’s imagination take over after I’ve laid down some hints. I love writing adventure and action mixed in with romantic suspense. Finally I’ve recently begun writing pure romance. A few fans of my adventure books like the romance I’ve included in them, so I thought, why not?

3.How has your upbringing influenced your writing?

I’ve lived an amazing life – and God willing I’ve got a lot of living still to do!  Since the age of five I’ve been fortunate in visiting many countries and six of my tender years I spent living in Malaya and Singapore. I think living abroad and mixing with different cultures and class has enriched my life and hopefully my writing.

4.Where do you get your inspiration and ideas from?

All sorts of places. A snippet from an overheard conversation, talking with friends, reading an article in a magazine or something from the television. I have an antennae that turns towards interesting themes and I log on!

5.Do you have any writing rituals or listen to “mood music” when you write? Where is your favorite place to write?

I try and write in the morning for a few hours, then break and do something else. If I have time and the inspiration I’ll pick up and carry on. The next day I go over the previous day’s work and edit it. I rarely listen to music – I need quiet and I write in our ‘snug’.

6.What’s your favorite place in the entire world?

Being with my husband and family.

7.Fame or fortune, which would you prefer?

Both! Seriously I’d like to try fame and see what it is all about. I get a kick when I’m recognized in the street or supermarket and love signing books!

8.What was your favorite part of this book to write? Which part was the hardest?

I loved writing the middle and end parts. I suppose the more I got involved the more I was that heroine. The hardest…making sure I got my facts and dates right. I spanned twenty years and had to keep remembering there was no internet or mobile phones back then!

9.When you were a child, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?

A veterinary surgeon.

10.If you couldn’t be an author, what would your ideal career be?

Either a surgeon or an actor.

11.Give your fans three fun facts that they may not already know about you.

I’m a qualified Yachtmaster. I regularly ‘tread the boards’ (stage act). I’m a ‘hasher’.

12.If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?

Unlimited supply of water and food. My reading glasses and books. My mate.

13.Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.

If you’re a romantic who loves stories with a bitter-sweet ending, a heroine and hero who have problems and worries just like you and me, and a gorgeous setting.

14.So what’s next for you as an author? Any last words?

I’ve just finished the fifth Diana Rivers Murder Mystery Suspense, ‘Evil’s Unfinished Business’, I’ve started writing a short romance set in Egypt and I’m drafting a new full-length psychological thriller! Busy days!

Author Bio.

Faith Mortimer is a bestselling Amazon author. Born in Manchester & educated in Singapore, Malaya and Hampshire, England. A Registered nurse and in later years changed careers to oversee a number of travel and sport related companies. Faith is happily married and has two children. The same time the children attended University, Faith joined them in reading for a Science degree in 2005. After gaining honours for the Natural Science degree Faith believes the dedication & stamina she needed gave her the confidence to finish writing her first novel.
BOOKS so far:

THE ASSASSINS’ VILLAGE ~ CHILDREN OF THE PLANTATION ~ THE SURGEON’S BLADE ~ THE BAMBOO MIRROR ~ THE SEEDS OF TIME ~ HARVEST ~ CAMERA ACTION…MURDER!  ~ A VERY FRENCH AFFAIR. and soon: ~ EVIL’S UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

Link to Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/A-Very-French-Affair-ebook/dp/B00BEYZ5FQ/ref=sr_1_9_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1362155511&sr=1-9&keywords=Faith+Mortimer

Link to Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/A-Very-French-Affair-ebook/dp/B00BEYZ5FQ/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1362339635&sr=1-8

Link to B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-very-french-affair-faith-mortimer/1114586468?ean=2940016341620

Link to Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/A-Very-French-Affair/book-sc0eFLo1eEa7IH5nLa3HwQ/page1.html

Link to iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id604703671

Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FaithMortimer.Author

Author Twitter: https://twitter.com/FaithMortimer

Author Website/blog: http://www.faithmortimerauthor.com/

Goodreads author/book page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2967303.Faith_Mortimer

Link to Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/faithmortimer/pins/

 

 

 

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