{Closed: Winners Chosen} Anniversary Celebration: A Gift A Day {Day #31 ~ The Final Day}

This has been a wonderful Anniversary month, and I hope that you’ve enjoyed it as well! Welcome to all of the new visitors to the site – and to all the regulars, thank you for your continued support!

Today is the last day of the “A Gift A Day” Anniversary Celebration ~ and it’s going to be an extended giveaway. You have the chance to comment for one week. I will be choosing the winners {Wait, winners? Yes, there will be 5 winners on this final day!} next Wednesday before I leave on a teeny vacation.

PLUS! This last post also has the bonus $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Here is how to enter today’s giveaway and win any Frugal Find of your choice!

  • Search around the site to find a Frugal Find Under Nine that you’ve been wanting to read and would like to win
  • Come back to this post and leave a comment with the tittle and author of the book you would like to win
  • Giveaway expires next Tuesday @ midnight, and 5 winners will be randomly chosen and listed next Wednesday morning {And gifted their chosen Frugal Find!}. Check out the link to the right of the blog for the list of winners.
  • A Frugal Find is a Kindle book that is under $9.00 and has been featured on The Frugal eReader

Want more opportunities to win??

Share this giveaway via the buttons at the top or bottom of this post, and leave a separate comment stating that you’ve done so!

{Every share/comment counts as an extra entry, just don’t forget to include your book title & author!}

Bonus $50 Amazon eGift Card Giveaway:

A while back we did a giveaway for the Facebook Fans… today I would like to offer a $50 Amazon eGift card as a thank you to the readers who follow the updates via RSS, eMail, Google Friend Connect, or NetworkedBlogs.

How to enter this bonus giveaway:

  1. Share this bonus giveaway via one of the buttons at the top/bottom of the post!
  2. Then, leave a comment with “I want to win the $50 eGift Card!” and let me know that you do at least one of the following:

Comment away!

Staked, Sandra Edwards {FREE!}

Ava Valentine is a time-traveling bounty hunter from the distant future. She’s chased her fugitive back to present-day New York City, where she anticipates an uneventful capture even though she’s a little on edge because she’s meeting a new contact.

Dexter Stone is a mysterious soldier of fortune who’s agreed to take Ava to her bounty–for a fee. What Ava’s not expecting is to get mixed up with a man she suspects is a vampire!

After a run-in with an unsavory character from Ava’s past, she and Stone are forced into an uneasy alliance. But very soon she’ll discover she could be Stone’s saving grace–or his downfall.

What readers are saying:

“The stage has been set for a great series” –Bitten by Paranormal Romance

“These characters were witty, sexy and altogether great” –Readers Favorite Book Reviews

Staked (Time Brokers: Book One) currently has an Amazon review rating of 5 stars.

Click here to read more about and purchase Staked (Time Brokers: Book One) for FREE from Amazon

Frugal Freebie Wednesday {8/31/11]

What could help push us through the middle of the week better than Frugal Freebies??

Check out these five bestselling Frugal Freebies from the Kindle Store {And grab them quick, they won’t be FREE for long}!

 

The Murder at the Vicarage (Agatha Christie Mysteries Collection), Agatha Christie ~ Free! {4 Stars, 33 Reviews}

Spying in High Heels (High Heels Mysteries), Gemma Halliday ~ Free! {5 Stars, 3 Reviews}

The Oak Leaves, Maureen Lang ~ Free! {5 Stars, 16 Reviews}

Making Sense of People: Decoding the Mysteries of Personality (FT Press Science, Samuel Barondes ~ Free!{4 Stars, 21 Reviews}

The Case of the Flashing Fashion Queen: A Dix Dodd Mystery (Dix Dodd Mysteries, N.L. Wilson  ~ Free! {4.5 Stars, 11 Reviews}

Click on the above covers or links to read more about and purchase these  five bestselling Frugal Freebies from Amazon

THE FRUGAL FIND OF THE DAY: Fourth and Forever, Bert Carson {$2.99}

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Bert Carsons Frugal Find Under Nine:

Fourth and Forever

 

Description:

Fourth and Forever – To escape the lingering sorrow of his wife’s death, Josh Edwards, forty-four, a retired Army helicopter pilot, journeys with his son to Missoula, Montana to start life anew. Josh’s son, Bobby, enrolls at The University of Montana, where he hopes to make the football team as a walk-on. Josh, a skilled football kicker and passer, is observed by the Grizzlies coach as he and Bobby work out on the practice field. When tryouts arrive, Josh finds himself being invited to join the team. Thus begins a season of trials and tribulation where Josh becomes mentor and father-figure to his teammates, as the University of Montana Grizzlies make a run for the Division I National Championship. Fourth and Forever is about football, relationships, love, integrity, and honor.

 

Accolade:

5 Star Amazon Reader Review

Fourth and Forever is many things, but foremost it is the depiction of a father-son relationship that most males dream of. After a tragedy that touches both Josh and his son, Bobby, they make a most unusual decision and, in a credible series of events, they end up playing football on the same college team. For sports buffs, the story starts there as Carson masterfully takes the reader through the trials and setbacks of a team fighting to be champions. But the story gets richer and deeper as father, Josh Edwards, by his very existence on the team, begins to gather the team players into a community of young men much like a family. And in the safety of that unit, the boys approach veteran Edwards on a topic that troubles them all: What happened to their fathers in Vietnam that made them so distant and absent in their sons’ lives? This is the jewel hidden in this story, one that has unique and penetrating insights for all who’ve been touched by war. No one has ever looked deeper into this issue than Carson, and through the insights of Josh Edwards, the reader hears what impacts soldiers even more deeply than the obvious horrors.

Carson is a fine storyteller, and he doesn’t shy away from characters doing the right thing or relationships that speak to the selfless side of love. Yet he does it all in the context of a rousing story of football, while leaving you with much to ponder. 

Amazon Reader Reviews:

Fourth and Forever currently has a Amazon reader review rating of 5 stars. Read the reviews here!

 

Fourth and Forever is available for purchase at:

Amazon Kindle for $2.99

 

Connect with Bert Carson:

Website: http://www.bertcarson.com

Announcing the Take the Monkeys and Run Winners!

Congratulations to the Take the Monkeys and Run Giveaway winners!

The following five readers have won a gifted Kindle copy of Take the Monkeys and Run!*

Beth

Barbara Haynes

Dfitch

Norma Falcone

Penny Tuttle

Thank you to everyone who participated, and be sure to stay with The Frugal eReader for future giveaways!

*Karen Cantwell will eMail your gifted copy to the eMail address you provided. Congrats!

{Closed: Updated with Winners} The Tuesday Giveaway: 3 Kindle Copies of Dragon Ore (The Dawning of Power)

Happy Tuesday!

It’s time for a Frugal eReader Giveaway!

See below for how to win one of three gifted Kindle copies of  Dragon Ore (The Dawning of Power), sponsored by the author, Brian Rathbone… but first, a little about the novel:

 

 

Dragon Ore is the exciting conclusion of The Dawning of Power trilogy. Clinging to life, Catrin Volker struggles to regain her strength as her foes go in search of even greater power. Ancient enemies threaten and forgotten alliances emerge.

“…This is an intriguing fantasy and is hard to put down…I would recommend this book for all ages.”
-Linda Weaver Clarke, author of the new mystery series The Adventures of John and Julia Evans.”, Amazon review of The Dawning of Power trilogy

“Brian Rathbone’s “Dawning of Power” reflects his understanding of the great outdoors as well as classic fantasy…” -Lynda Williams, author of the Okal Rel Saga, Amazon review of The Dawning of Power trilogy

Dragon Ore (The Dawning of Power) is available for $2.99 at the Kindle Store

{PLUS – The first two books are FREE at the Kindle Store!}

Now, for the giveaway:

Simply leave a comment on this post to be entered to win one of three gifted Kindle copies of Brian Rathbone‘s Dragon Ore (The Dawning of Power).

Want more opportunities to win? Share this giveaway via the buttons at the top of this post, and leave a separate comment stating that you’ve done so! {Every share/comment counts as an extra entry!}

Entries will be closed after midnight {PST} on Thursday ~ and three random winners will be chosen and notified on Friday!

Good Luck!

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Congrats to the three winners!

josephine hartline

Lynne

Cheryl Chumney

Your Kindle copies will be gifted shortly!

The Merzetti Effect, Norah Wilson {$3.99}

Delano Bowen has been a medical doctor for a very long time. More than 170 years, in fact. For much of that time, he’s been searching for a way to reverse the curse foisted on him by a vampress who sought to own him. With the emergence of medical technology, he now also aims to develop a vaccine to protect the vulnerable from predation by rogue vampires. After a century of searching, he thinks he’s found the key to his vaccine – a surviving descendent of the Merzetti family. The Merzettis were virtually hunted to extinction over the years by rogue vampires who feared the anti-vampirism properties in their blood.

A foundling, nurse Ainsley Crawford has no idea that she carries a genetic gift, and Delano aims to keep it that way. He must keep her close, and ignorant, for he can leave nothing to chance. He manipulates events to ensure her unwitting cooperation. But when Delano’s arch enemy Radak Janecek mounts an all-out assault to destroy Delano and the fruits of his research, Delano is forced to draw Ainsley even closer to protect her. Inevitably, the attraction that has sparked between them from the first flares hot and urgent. Ainsley sees no reason why that attraction shouldn’t be consummated, but Delano knows succumbing to it is not just ill-advised; it could literally be the death of him.

What readers are saying:

“Be prepared to be riveted. The Merzetti Effect is a gripping, exhilarating read that carries you along at an electrifying pace until the very last page. Expertly plotted, with masterfully crafted characters and vivid, polished prose, this extraordinary novel launches Norah Wilson into the upper echelons of the vampire genre.”  –Julianne MacLean, USA Today Bestselling Author

“This is a hugely exciting vampire thriller as well as a wonderful, sexy love story. If you love vampire stories, this is the one you’ve got to read.”

“The Merzetti Effect is an amazing paranormal romance that introduces us into a fresh take on the lives of vampires, with a few surprises thrown into the mix. Delano is a hero with whom I fell head-over-fangs in love with right from the very first encounter.”

The average Amazon reader review is currently 5 stars {8 reviews}.

Click here to read more about and purchase The Merzetti Effect for $3.99 from Amazon

{Closed: Winner Chosen} Anniversary Celebration: A Gift A Day {Day #30!}

A Frugal Find will be given away to a reader each day in August!

Yesterday, Carole chose and won Midnight Sun by Midnight sun by MJ Fredrick!

Which Frugal Find would you like to win & read today?

Here is how to enter today’s giveaway and win any Frugal Find of your choice!

  • Search around the site  to find a Frugal Find Under Nine that you’ve been wanting to read and would like to win
  • Come back to this post and leave a comment with the tittle and author of the book you would like to win
  • Giveaway expires at midnight tonight, and a winner will be randomly chosen and listed tomorrow morning {And gifted their chosen Frugal Find!}. Check out the link to the right of the blog for the list of winners.
  • A Frugal Find is a Kindle book that is under $9.00 and has been featured on The Frugal eReader

Want more opportunities to win??

Share this giveaway via the buttons at the top or bottom of this post, and leave a separate comment stating that you’ve done so!

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THE FRUGAL FIND OF THE DAY: Along Came a Demon, Linda Welch {$0.99}

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Linda Welchs Frugal Find Under Nine:

Along Came a Demon

 

Description:

I’m told the dead are all around us. I wouldn’t know about that, I see only the violently slain. They can be victims of hit-and-run, innocents caught in a cross-fire, the murdered. They whisper to me and they never, ever, forget the face of their killer. I’ve learned to live with my uncanny ability; in fact I’ve made a career out of it.

The departed aren’t the only supernaturals I see. No, they’re not vampires or werewolves or fae – those things don’t exist. We live side by side with what some call the Otherworldy. That’s too much of a mouthful for me, I call them demons. If you saw them as I do, you’d know why.

Right now I’m trying to track down a missing six year-old boy whose mother was murdered. Or maybe she wasn’t. To further complicate the case, Clarion PD gave me a partner I’d rather shoot than work with.

I can’t tell them he’s a demon.

They’d think I’m crazy.

I’m Tiff Banks. Welcome to my world.

Whisperings: Paranormal mystery with a splash of humor and dash of romance.

 

Accolade:

5 Stars, from BigAl

In the last year or two I’ve probably read more books with some kind of paranormal twist than I had all the remaining years of my life combined. I’ve been amazed to discover the number of ways authors have to give a novel a paranormal twist. “Along Came a Demon is among my favorites.” I was happy discovering they aren’t all glittery vampires.

As I evaluate the reasons “Along Came a Demon” was an enjoyable read for me several things come to mind. Part of it is the mystery portion. Ignore the paranormal part and this book is like a police procedural or private investigator mystery, which are genres I’ve read and enjoyed for years. Unlike the typical paranormal book, Tiff’s skills and the existence of paranormal creatures aren’t treated as if they are normal. Tiff assumes most people wouldn’t acknowledge or accept her talents or paranormal beings exist, so she hides the true nature of her abilities and the existence of the paranormal. This adds a different twist to the story. Hiding certain things like that, most notably two “dead” people who reside in Tiff’s house, adds plenty of humor to the book.

**Originally written for “Books and Pals” book blog.**


Amazon Reader Reviews:

Along Came a Demon currently has a Amazon reader review rating of 4.5 stars. Read the reviews here!


An excerpt from Along Came a Demon:

The sheer size and barrenness of the surroundings intimidated me, but not as much as my helplessness in the hands of my enemies.

When I say empty, I don’t mean empty of people. Caesar had a few friends with him, about thirty demons who stood in a semi-circle behind him. Demons of all heights and widths and hair coloring, demons with flashing eyes and pointed teeth, and I saw nothing friendly in their smiles. Their clothing was archaic: long, wide-sleeved shirts, embroidered tunics, tight hose, all a riot of metallic colors. Their narrow feet were bare.

“Where is Lawrence Marchant?” Caesar drawled.

I opened my mouth to rant at him, then pressed my lips together. I refused to give him anything.

He leaned over the table. “You were speaking on your telephone. You said you thought you knew Lawrence’s location. You would do well to tell me.”

I couldn’t hold it in any longer. I yelled, “You bastard! You murdering bastard! What makes you think you’ll get away with coming to my world and killing children?”

My voice created an echo in the cavernous place: children, children, it called back to me. The demons nearest us smiled, the white enamel of their teeth standing out in faces of pale metallic colors.

Caesar waved his hand back at his pals. “Oh, I had a little help.”

I silently vowed to hold my tongue and Caesar said nothing more. Minutes ticked by. The demons were uncannily motionless now. I wished they would shuffle, or whisper, or move their heads, or anything rather than watch me with hungry, chaotic eyes. Was I still on Earth, or in Royal’s world, his reality? How long had I been here? Panic fluttered in my chest.

I heard movement behind me and a hand fell on my shoulder. I flinched as I looked up. “Hello, Tiff,” Royal said.

Relief so intense, so wonderful, settled over me, making me lightheaded. Thank you, God. I will never take your name in vain again! Royal was here. He had tracked me down. “Royal,” I croaked.

“Hush now,” he crooned. “It’ll be okay.”

He went behind me. Both hands on my shoulders now, fingers digging in my flesh, hurting. I felt his mouth on my hair, nuzzling, and he inhaled deeply. I couldn’t see him where he stood behind the high back of the chair, but . . . it felt wrong.

It’s Royal, I told myself. I looked at the demons. He won’t let them hurt me. He has a plan.

He came from behind the chair, fingers trailing down my arm to the wrist, diagonally across my belly to my left thigh. His hand dipped to brush my pale pubic hair, making me gasp and clench my muscles. “Patience, my Tiffany. It will soon be over,” he said in that same eerie croon. “All over.”

My gut cramped. I looked ahead with blurring eyes, chilled by numbing disappointment as I realized how completely I let him dupe me. The man I thought I knew would howl with rage and tear my bonds to pieces with his bare hands. He would not stand next to me, his mouth on my hair, while ropes held me and a horde of demons watched. He would not touch me like that in front of an audience.

Royal had not come to save me. He was one of them.

He patted my shoulder and left me, and ambled around the table to Caesar. His arm shot out, his hand fastened on a thick hank of sun-gold hair and he hauled Caesar to his feet and to one side. “Get out of my chair.”

Caesar staggered but kept his feet. His expression was murderous, yet he stepped back and made a bow from the waist down. “Forgive me, Lord.”

Royal lounged in the chair, twirling a lock of hair in the fingers of his right hand. He wore a silken, billowing white shirt open to his navel, the long sleeves fastened at his wrists with sparkling studs. Gold and jewels sparkled in his ears and on his fingers and glinted in the copper-gold of his hair. Yesterday, I would have admired the smooth, hairless chest framed by rippling silk, the narrow hips and solid thighs beneath skintight gray hose. Now I saw only the curl to his lip, the disdain in his glowing brown eyes.

He smiled at me, revealing his pointed teeth.

So that was a lie, too.

As I watched his beautiful face, my fear melted away. There is no place for fear in a heart which seethes with rage. Rage at him for fooling me, at allowing myself to be duped. For being sucked in by his seductive ways. For being his victim. This was the man . . . I let him touch me and make me want more. I felt dirty.

I turned my face from him. I couldn’t look at him anymore.

“Tiff, look at me,” Royal said.

My voice was heavy with revulsion. “Tried it. Don’t like what I see.”

A hand snaked from behind the chair. An unseen demon’s blunt-nailed fingers dug in the skin of my mouth and chin, and forced my head around. I closed my eyes.

“Don’t make him open your eyes for you,” Royal said.

I opened them, blinking, to see his pointed smile again. The hand of the unseen demon let me go. “How are you with torture?” Royal asked in a pleasant, even voice.

I felt my face blanch as his words sank in. The water on my body had nearly dried, but perspiration replaced it now. How was I with torture? I had no idea. I imagined I would scream my head off. But did he mean torture or torment, because to my mind the demon way of persuasion, the sexual desire they could arouse with just a touch would be as bad as physical pain when done by his hands. To be used so by Royal would be the ultimate humiliation. I would rather he stuck me with a knife.

I got my answer when he casually nodded to one of the demons near the table. This one’s hair shimmered like brushed stainless-steel and pale eyes like gray ice glinted from pale pewter skin. He walked to me, pulled back his hand and cracked the side of my face hard and fast with his palm, a blow which took my breath and knocked my head to one side. My other cheek hit the wing of the chair and I yelped.

Oh, that kind of torture.

 

Along Came a Demon is available for purchase at:

Amazon Kindle for $0.99

Amazon UK

 

Connect with Linda Welch:

Website: http://lindadwelch.com

Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/Whisperings.Fans?ref=ts

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2969634.Linda_Welch

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/welch6331

{Closed: Winner Chosen} Anniversary Celebration: A Gift A Day {Day #29!}

A Frugal Find will be given away to a reader each day in August!

Yesterday, Diana chose and won Irreparable Harm by Melissa Miller!

Which Frugal Find would you like to win & read today?

Here is how to enter today’s giveaway and win any Frugal Find of your choice!

  • Search around the site  to find a Frugal Find Under Nine that you’ve been wanting to read and would like to win
  • Come back to this post and leave a comment with the tittle and author of the book you would like to win
  • Giveaway expires at midnight tonight, and a winner will be randomly chosen and listed tomorrow morning {And gifted their chosen Frugal Find!}. Check out the link to the right of the blog for the list of winners.
  • A Frugal Find is a Kindle book that is under $9.00 and has been featured on The Frugal eReader

Want more opportunities to win??

Share this giveaway via the buttons at the top or bottom of this post, and leave a separate comment stating that you’ve done so!

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