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The Fifth TackleTBR Readathon will run September 11th to 24th, thanks to Tressa at Wishful Endings.
The goal you set is entirely up to you – maybe you don’t even want to set a goal.
Apart from reading books to shorten your list, though, the readathon includes challenges from participants (with prizes to enter for), activities to join in, and general fun and mayhem.
Read all about it at Wishful Endings and sign up at any time through to 20th September.
My reading goals will be posted on the first day of the Readathon, so you’ll see what I’m planning to read then.
Nesie’s Place will also issue a challenge on 19th September – stay tuned for details (and prize information)!
Find out more at:
This is the schedule for the read-a-thon, including challenges and giveaways (will be added to as we get closer):
9/11: Kick-Off with giveaways. Giveaways will include:
- $15 Amazon gift card (INT)
- Book of winner’s choice from their TBR (INT)
9/18: Mid-Point Check-In
9/24: Read-a-thon Ends (no challenge)
Don’t miss the TWO Rafflecopters down below!
“The Suspenseful Collection Volume One: Eight Suspenseful Short Stories Across Multiple Genres”
Genre: Suspense/Short Stories
Release Date: July 28, 2017
A suspenseful novel with a twist. Eight short stories, by two suspense authors, from diverse backgrounds. From opposite sides of the Atlantic these stories have been created. One author started the tale and the other ended it. No discussion, no pre-planning, yet their stories are seamless. With just creativity and the use of writing prompts, to craft one tale, with two different writers. This anthology of suspenseful, fast paced and engaging tales covers multiple genres. From heartfelt romance, crime, fantasy, and steamy historical fiction. There is a story for everyone!
Steamy Historical Crime Fiction: It was The First Time I Killed A Man.
It’s 1972 and New York’s first female serial killer Lisa Vanacilli is in the hot seat again, ten years after her conviction of murder to the first degree and innocent plea. The ruthless but sexy reporter Tiffany Low cracks Lisa for a confession… at a price. Lisa is strong, courageous and says it how it is. This story has been extended due to reader’s demand. And is only for adult readers.
Psychological Fiction: Every Time I Hear That Voice From The Basement.
George appears to be harmless. The local neighbourhood geek on the outside, married to Jolene. In reality, he’s a very disturbed man. His path crosses with Dana, the local check out girl. This is a psychological suspense story with a twist.
Crime Fiction: The Entrance To The Tunnel Is His Only Way Out.
Juan is a wanted man, and an ex-gang member on the run from Atlanta to Mexico. With a hundred grand in cash stolen from his ex-boss, he meets an unlikely fate in Mexico. A fast-paced crime fiction story.
Contemporary Romance: When His Hands Run Up My Thighs I…
Love has no time limit, age limit or use by date. Sarah now in her fifties is reunited with her long-lost love Joshua. They last had contact in 1961. In the present day, thanks to the advancement of technology their paths cross. A heart-warming and modern tale, about long distance love, that will leave you warm inside.
Suspense: We Only Said Goodbye With Words, I Died A Hundred Times:
In 1963 Russian Femme Fatale Mila Petrov is London’s top Madam. Her entertainment house is booming, she has a team of London’s strongest women behind her. Unfinished business from her past creeps up and haunts her. It’s nothing she can’t handle. A suspenseful historical tale, with a strong Femme Fatale.
Fantasy: The Ones Who Live At The Bottom Of The Ocean, Come To The Surface.
A beautiful coming of age story, featuring sixteen year old Zoe and her mother May-Li. Myth becomes reality, as Zoe finds out who and what she really is. Her mixed descent reveals more than what meets the eye. This fantasy story is set against the backdrop of a Greek island and Hong Kong, China.
Suspenseful Crime Fiction: Guilty As Charged, In Self-Defence
California’s sassy, tough, and likeable defence lawyer Catherine has taken on a case so high profile, if she wins she’ll become a partner of Martin Law Firm. Defending forty six year old Mrs. Chevelle. An ex Las Vegas show girl, now a Hollywood wife, on trial for the murder of her high-profile husband. She claims she’s innocent. Readers are taken on a fast -paced journey on a mission to seek the truth.
Contemporary Fiction: It’s A Man’s Man’s World:
A beautiful modern tale showing the love and appreciation of a woman. James Brown said it right when he said, “it’s a man’s man’s world, but it would mean nothing without a woman or a girl.”
EXCERPT The Suspenseful Collection:
(When he ran his hands up my thigh, I…)
My name escapes him, and it sounds the exact same as it once had. After a long heartfelt hug, he holds me back at arm’s length to take a look at me.
“Wow, my love. You look as stunning as ever.”
The sound of his pet name for me pulls at a tear to the corner of my eye, and my lungs threaten to stop pulling air.
“Thank you.” I smile, completely beside myself. “As do you, babe.”
After a full sweep over of his aged but still very attractive and wanting gaze, he notices. Joshua has recognized his mother’s necklace and all formalities are out the window. His mouth opens slightly in shock and his eyes pull together at the middle.
“Oh my God, Sarah, is that?” He pauses.
I watch his eyes fill up with moisture, and I draw in a deep breath and nod.
“You kept it. All these years, you still have it?”
Again I can only manage a nod. The shock in his face is honest and genuine. We have so much to catch up on, and all I want to do is pull him in and tell him how I’ve never forgotten. His eyes are the same and the energy of his body so close to mine makes my chest scream out. If only I could turn back time…. If only, I think.
Joshua pulls my chair from around the table, so that it’s right next to his. We sit side by side, close to the window, and the waiter fills our glasses with the most perfect red wine. Softly, his hands rest on my exposed knees, his fingers wrapping around to the sensitive skin behind them. For a moment it feels as if my spirit lifts, my heart free.
I close my eyes and allow myself to be emotionally transported to a different place in time. I breathe in his scent. The hands on my legs no longer feel rough and calloused with aged. They’re young, strong, and smooth. I remember the heat of his body against mine, young and pulsating. When his hands ran up my thighs I instantly reminisce the feelings of our first night together. The night that I gave myself to this man. I gave him every part of me. Heart body and soul I gave it all. Joshua, my soldier. The man who left, but I’ve carried inside myself for over thirty years.
It was a beautiful summer day in 1961.
~ R A F F L E C O P T E R #1 ~
E-book copy of “The Suspenseful Collection gifted from Amazon
~ R A F F L E C O P T E R #2 ~
1 – $25 Amazon Gift Card
About Kim Knight
Kim is thirty four (born in 1983), and from London in the UK. She’s a mother to a beautiful toddler and a proud author of seven romance and thriller books. Kim started her journey as a traditionally published author after she scored a publishing contract with a USA based publisher. She was over the moon! However, it became clear to Kim that things were not as she expected. Therefore, she set out on her own journey, she dived head first into the world of self-publishing and republished two of her fictional stories, and became a proud self-published author also. Something great was unleashed, she’ll never look back in regret.
As a reader she’s head over heels in love with romance, historical fiction, crime fiction, African- American, suspense and thriller genre books. At present Kim is writing a romantic thriller novel, and brainstorming steamy romance novella ideas. As a writer, Kim enjoys creating stories with a diverse and multi-cultural line up, within the romance, romantic suspense, general thriller and crime genres. When she’s not reading, or writing stories of her own her other passions include practising her French, fashion, drawing, make-up artistry, spending time at her sewing machine dressmaking, watching make up and beauty tutorials on YouTube, letter writing and being a mum.
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About Didi Oviatt
Didi Oviatt is a small- town gal who married a small town guy. Within a few years of experiencing a new families bliss, she discovered that she had a thirst to write. Now, after digging down deep and getting in touch with her literary self, she’s writing mystery/thrillers like Search For Maylee (coming soon), Aggravated Momentum, The Stix, and New Age Lamians. Along with a six- piece short story collection called the Time Wasters. And don’t fret: there are two more Lamian novels in the works. When Didi doesn’t have her nose buried in a book, she can found enjoying a laid back outdoorsy life. Time spent sleeping under the stars, hiking, fishing, and ATVing the back roads of beautiful mountain trails, and bathing in the desert heat plays an important part of her day to day lifestyle.
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The Old Man at the End of the World: Bite #1 by A.K. Silversmith
Genre: Short Story/ Comedy-Horror/ Zombies/ Parody
Release Date: February 16, 2017
“THE GOOD LIFE meets DOUGLAS ADAMS meets SHAUN OF THE DEAD!” – Dave F, Amazon
Gerald Stockwell-Poulter couldn’t help but feel it was extraordinary just how quickly his life had changed. One moment he was earthing up leeks in the West Sussex sunshine and the next he was rooted to the spot as Rodney Timmins from the end allotment ambled towards him, arms outstretched, blood pouring from a hole in his neck and a look in his eye which suggested that he was less after help and more after a helping of Gerald.
Now, as Gerald’s life takes a quick turn for the worse, he must do things he has never done before. After 87 largely well-behaved years as a model citizen, less than four hours into the ‘zompocalypse’ and he has already killed a neighbour, rescued a moody millennial drug dealer and forged an unlikely allegiance with a giant ginger Scotsman. And it isn’t even tea time.
Join Gerald as he and his newfound allies navigate the post-apocalyptic English countryside in their hilarious bid to stay off the menu.
~ Author Bio & Links ~
AK Silversmith is the author of The Old Man at the End of the World; a series of zombie apocalypse Bites centering on the world of 87-year-old Gerald Stockwell-Poulter.
Bite 2 is coming soon…
She was born in Tasmania in 1983 and now lives in western Ireland where the weather is similar but the zombies are still absent.
I have also put an author interview on my site if anyone is interested in more info.
Roadside by Angie Dokos
Genre: Contemporary Fiction/ Romance
Release Date: May 6, 2017
Zayne finds Serena’s lifeless body off the side of the road one morning. She has been beaten and left for dead. As she recovers, they become the best of friends. It doesn’t take long for Zayne’s feelings to grow stronger. Will the fear of ruining their friendship keep them from taking a chance on love?
~ Author Bio & Links ~
Angie Dokos was born a reader and grew to be a writer. Okay, so the reading took a few years, but in the meantime, she was having someone else read to her. She enjoys hiking and loves to travel. She currently lives in the Atlanta, Georgia area with her husband and children.
Enter Angie’s Giveaway to win a signed copy of Roadside!
(US residents only! An international winner will receive an ebook copy.)
Seven Hours: Challenge Accepted by Angelina Kerner
Release Date: July 31, 2016
Genre: Chick-lit/women’s fiction
One pill every 7 hours. That could be all it takes to give Chanel the chance to finally see the world around her.
Chanel is an independent 19-year-old, despite what her overprotective mother and senator father may think. Being the daughter of a Senator comes with its own problems, one simple afternoon out with friends becomes overwhelming when they’re swarmed by reporters.
Keeping the secret of the experimental treatment close to her chest, she is able to fool everyone but her hawkeyed bodyguard, Leon, that has now been assigned to protect her.
Chanel doesn’t want a bodyguard, but will she get more than she bargained for?
~ Author Bio & Links ~
I wish I could sit down with you and have a nice warm cup of tea or a steaming mug of coffee, but since that’s not possible, how about a cyber-hug? I love hugs and coffee, a lot of coffee.
So, as an introduction, let’s start with, “I love to read and write”. I have so many stories inside my head that sometimes it’s impossible to know what’s real anymore. That doesn’t stop me from enjoying a great novel, though. Reading and writing is not all that I love, though it comes a close second. I love dancing, needlework, spending time with my family and friends, and most of all, the holidays. That’s when my family is all smiles. Smiles are the best, don’t you think?
I started writing stories for teen girls because I started writing in high school and I understood teen girls… or at least I thought so at the time. Throw in a hot guy, romance, and drama to get the perfect hypnosis formula for girls and some boys. Later, as I grew up, my characters grew up with me. I write a variety of books for all ages, mostly fantasy and chick-lit. An odd combination? You be the judge.
Currently, I divide my time between my family, work, writing, and a lot of cats. I’m also a new mother and you get to read about my journey on my blog once a month!
Enter Angelina’s Giveaway for a chance to win one of three ebook copies of Seven Hours: Challenge Accepted!
Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault by Candace Robinson (Glass Vault #1)
Genre: YA/ Horror/ Fantasy/ Retelling
Release Date: May 16, 2017
Some see it… Some don’t…
People in the town of Deer Park, Texas are vanishing. There is a strange museum, known as Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault, that appears overnight. Perrie Madeline’s best friend and ex-boyfriend are among the missing. Perrie, along with her friend August, go on a pursuit to search for them in the mysterious museum. Could the elusive Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault have anything to do with their disappearances?
A book that intertwines horror elements and retellings, with humor and darkness
~ Author Bio & Links ~
Her name is Candace Robinson, obviously. She’s just your average hemiplegic migraine sufferer. Her days are spent writing, book reviewing and traveling through books. She lives just outside of Houston, Texas with her husband and daughter, where it feels like the hottest place on Earth with the crazy weather. No, seriously, one day it’s 30 degrees and the next it’s 70 degrees! She is also the author of Hearts Are Like Balloons.
Enter Candace’s Giveaway for a chance to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card and an e-book copy of Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault!
Aggravated Momentum by Didi Oviatt
Genre: Thriller/ Suspense/ Murder Mystery/ Mature 18+
Release Date: September 12, 2016
Not everything is as it seems in what appears to be an average family. When danger lurks so close to home, skeletons emerge, and the darkest of secrets surface, causing twisted desires to become reality. Aggravated Momentum offers the perspective of some very diverse and unique characters, including fun, witty personalities to fall in love with, along with an intellectual killer to die for. You may be surprised as to whom exactly you can relate. Is it the cold, calculated murderer, who’s name is yet to be revealed? Markie or Kam, the independent sisters, guilty of nothing more than getting tangled with the wrong people at the most inopportune times? Or, the cowardly snake curled in a hidden corner? Who are you, exactly? And, more importantly, who are they? The deeper you dig into the psyche of another, the more breath taking are the secrets you will find.
~ Author Bio & Links ~
Didi Oviatt is a small town gal who married a small town guy. Within a few years of experiencing a new family’s bliss, she discovered that she had a thirst to write. Now, after digging down deep and getting in touch with her literary self, she’s writing mystery/thrillers like Search For Maylee (coming soon), Aggravated Momentum, The Stix, and New Age Lamians. Along with a six piece short story collection called the Time Wasters.
And don’t fret: there are two more Lamian novels in the works.
Enter Didi’s Giveaway for a chance to win a signed copy or one of two e-book copies of Aggravated Momentum!
Deadman’s Tome: Monsters Exist by Theresa Braun & Mr. Deadman
Genre: Horror Anthology/ Short Stories
Release Date: July 1, 2017
From the time we are young, we fear the monster under the bed or in the closet, making it impossible to sleep without a nightlight. Then, we hear stories of Bigfoot, and maybe even the Mothman around campfires. When we are adults, we wonder if there might actually be supernatural creatures lurking in the shadows. Are these tall tales and urban legends only metaphors for what horrific things humanity is capable of—or do monsters exist?
Go to some terrifying places with this cast of authors. You will be dragged into mystifying realities where demonic fairies hide, where devil monkeys lure carnival-goers to their demise, where Goatmen seek to destroy their prey, and where the goddess of death puts out a hit on victims of her choice. These shocking tales will have you biting your nails and locating that childhood nightlight. Because, in the end, we all know monsters do exist.
Author Information: Theresa Braun & Mr. Deadman
Wallace Boothill: https://twitter.com/WBoothill
Theresa Braun: http://www.theresabraun.com
S.J. Budd: http://www.sjbudd.co.uk/
Gary Buller: https://twitter.com/garybuller
S.E. Casey: https://secaseyauthor.wordpress.com/
Mr. Deadman: https://deadmanstome.net/
Calvin Demmer: https://calvindemmer.com/
Philip Kleaver: https://twitter.com/pwkleaver
Sylvia Mann: https://twitter.com/SylvieM1971
W.C. Marchese: http://www.wcmarchese.com/
John Palisano: https://johnpalisano.wordpress.com/
Christopher Powers: https://twitter.com/Powers1902
Leo X. Robertson: https://leoxrobertson.wordpress.com/
M.R. Tapia: http://hinderedsoulspress.com/
Enter Theresa’s Giveaway for a chance to win one of four e-book copies of Deadman’s Tome: Monsters Exist!
Click on the image below to enter for a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card from R & R Book Tours!
Happy June 1st! The Historical Romance Month Giveaway here on Nesie’s Place ended last night and a winner has been chosen!
As the banner said, the books featured during May were a few of MY favorite things. So, today, I’m sharing my favorite things with a random winner.
If you commented on any historical romance spotlighted book post… you were entered!
The Prize? An ebook set of any historical romance series featured in May.
Option #1 – Nicola Davidson’s The London Lords and Fallen series
Option #2 – Lily Silver’s Reluctant Heroes Series
Option #3 – Maureen Driscoll’s The Kellingtons Series
Option #3A – Maureen Driscoll’s The Emersons Series
Option #4 Natasha Blackthorne’s Fashionably Impure, Intimate Secrets or Regency Risks
…and the winner is…
CONGRATULATIONS to brennanwrites! Books will be delivered to her ASAP!
My thanks to all the post commenters and to everyone who stops by Nesie’s Place!
Stay tuned – I have a lot of “favorite things” – who knows what I’ll do next?!