Vanishing Ink : A Great New Book for the Whole Family

Vanishing Ink Cover

Today I’m happy to share an author post from Scott Wiser, creator of Vanishing Ink. When I saw the amazing artwork for the story, I was enthralled. It’s simply gorgeous. The story itself sounds so appealing, I’m definitely adding it to my “to-read” pile once things calm down! In the mean time,  I asked Scott if he wanted to share a bit about the book with you in his own words. Enjoy!   Vanishing Ink : A Great New Book for the Whole Family From Scott Wiser: Animator & Storyteller Thanks Nicole. for you interest in my hardcover novel. I […] Read more »

Damsel Not Promo Blast


In the days of old, one knight fought to save the maiden he loved – a battle that ended in a bloody promise for the future. In the days of the 21st Century, Izz doesn’t believe in prophecies. A recent widow, she struggles to find the passion that once fueled her life – a passion that is reignited the day a knight in disguise cuts into her life in a flash of swordplay and seductive grins. Izz doesn’t want to love him. The guilt of moving on nearly crushes her, yet she finds herself unable to resist the touch, the […] Read more »

How to Throw an Amazing Mockingjay Book Party + Mockingjay Mocktail Recipe! #Mockingjay


I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Lions Gate. I received a book, products, and a promotional item to thank me for participating. Also, this post contains spoilers in the section marked “Guide to Discussing Mockingjay.” If you haven’t read the book, you may want to skip that part. Are you ready for Mockingjay to hit theaters this month? I am! I cannot wait. Although I can’t go on opening night, I’m going the first week for sure. I love to go during the day when all the kids are in school. The theater is […] Read more »

Whiskey Witches Episode 2 Available Now + Giveaway


There’s only so much you can do when there are no new clues. Wait. That’s never been Detective Paige Whiskey’s strong-suit, though. With her memories and her gifts back, she’s faced with a whole new ball game. She now has a better understanding of who the killer might be and what he wants.But when she’s attacked by a ghost—of all the dumb things—on a paranormal investigation of the Metley plantation, she realizes the situation’s worse than she thought. If that’s possible at all.The gate has already been opened.So why in the seven blazing pits of Hell does the killer still […] Read more »

Build the Ultimate Minecraft World with Minecraft for Dummies Books+ Giveaway


Like most kids his age, Jacob is a massive Minecraft fan. A couple of weeks ago, Wiley, the publishing company behind the fabulous”For Dummies” series, asked if I wanted to check out some of their newest Minecraft books. Uh, yeah! For sure! Actually, Jacob is checking them out. I’m a total Minecraft failure (although the books will help me learn a bit!). I accidentally dug my way to the center of the earth and got stuck. Jacob, along with his friends, builds beautiful hotels like this: I would LOVE to stay in that hotel! He thought of all the best […] Read more »

Falling Stars Promo Blast: Wildwood Prize Pack Giveaway


Drew DiPalma feels like he’s living a lie. He’s had it with his Hollywood persona, the high-maintenance women, and his sleazy agent. To escape the madness, he flees to a tourist town he’d often visited as a child. He never expected to find love on that little island. Then he stumbles upon Lainey alone on the swing set of a deserted beach. After a dozen internet dating disasters, Lainey Riccardo has given up on romance–until she meets a West Coast hunk who has no trouble winning her heart. But Lainey only knows him as Drew, not the Oscar-nominated actor who’s […] Read more »

Outbreak… Breakdown: A Forensic/Medical Author’s Take on Ebola & the CDC

Louisiana Fever

Welcome D.J Donaldson, author of Louisiana Fever. He’s sharing his views on Ebola and the CDC. I am super excited to have him as a guest here today. I’ll shush so you can get to reading. My book, Louisiana Fever, involves the spread of a bleeding disease known as Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever. This is a real disease that, like its close relative, Ebola, is caused by an infectious virus.  And having researched this thoroughly (and having come from a forensic/health background) I feel compelled to weigh in on the Ebola outbreak. When I was plotting Louisiana Fever, I figured I ought […] Read more »

Corruption Promo Blast: $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Corruption Book Blast: $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

As a category six wizard in her eighties, Josephine O’Connor has always enjoyed a youthful body due to extremely slow aging but when she discovers she’s become immortal, she must return to the workforce. Soon after starting her investigative work for the police, Josephine discovers a secret organization called the Valituras that has amassed ancient magic and power with single-minded determination. Her new assignment of defeating this agency may prove to be an impossible feat as their members have infiltrated all levels of the government including law enforcement and their advanced wizardry rivals her own. Josephine realizes she may be […] Read more »

Help Kids Heal with The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm

Rhino who swallowed a storm

First things first: I received a complimentary copy of Reading Rainbow’s beautiful new story The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm by LaVar Burton so I could read it and share it with you. All opinions are my own. Two years ago tomorrow, Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast. I remember it all to well. My area wasn’t hit with the massive flooding and damage that those right on the coast saw, but we did lose power for eight days. To say I went a little crazy is an understatement. My regular readers may remember my rant to my power company […] Read more »

Hexed Release Day Blast: Win a Set of Stephanie Nelson Books!


Everything and everyone has an expiration date, including Gwen Sparks. When Dorian, the Angel of Death, saved her, he did more than bend the rules: he shattered them. When Gwen’s memories are stolen, the balance of life and death shifts, and magic goes on the fritz. Dorian realizes that even the angel of Death must face consequences for his mistakes. Everything and everyone has an expiration date, and time is running out for Gwen. If they don’t find a solution, Gwen’s borrowed time will come to an end, and Dorian will lose the woman he risked everything for. Both will […] Read more »